Pre-course: immersion and orientation

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSH3DP1012

Semester and Year Offered: Semester 1

Course Coordinator and Team: Program Coordinator

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Course Objectives/Description:

The aim of this orientation (duration 10 days) is to familiarize the learner with the experience, practice and concept of rural engagement. In this course, learners explore their feelings, assumptions, images, and thoughts about rural India. Through this course, learners learn to experience the rural, engage with families and groups in a village to understand their world views, and evolve their own preliminary understandings of the rural context. It is expected that at the end of this phase learners will have made a preliminary assessment of the realities and existential dilemmas of an action researcher in the development sector and their own interest in such a life-path.

Course Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Have a sense of everyday life of rural India
  2. Understand the multiplicity of actors involved in developmental interventions
  3. Understand the structure and working of SHGs and its members
  4. Arrive at an understanding as to whether one can and has the capacity and inner calling to engage with rural India

Brief description of modules/ Main modules: Not a taught course

Assessment Details with weights:

Reflective paper: Motivation to work with the rural community

Reading List: Its a workshop course with experiential learnings.