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  • About
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelors’ degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grade) from a recognised university in any dis

    The programme is an integral part of the inter-disciplinary, intersectional and dynamic vision of AUD, which conceives of academic learning as providing students with a critical conceptual framework in its engagement with social realities and issues.

    Consistent with this ideal, the MA Programme is envisaged as a thoroughly interdisciplinary one, drawing upon gendered analyses primarily from the social sciences and the humanities.

    TEACHING METHODOLOGY

    The pedagogies of teaching and learning employed at Gender Studies are intended to inculcate a feminist sensibility in our students, in ways that balance academic rigour with intellectual freedom. We encourage students to experience the personal as political by bringing into the classroom spaces critical reflection on their own and others’ life histories and activism in conjunction with feminist texts and theorisation, while offering multiple sites of assessment.

    CREDIT SYSTEM

    The MA in Gender Studies is a 64 credits programme. The School of Human Studies offers Foundation courses which are shared by the other Masters Programmes. There are courses that deal with conceptual ideas that structure the Gender Studies discipline, courses on political movements that have a dynamic relationship with feminist theory as well as courses that train students to handle research within a feminist perspective. Elective options built on faculty specialisations offer to students a wide range of choices that help consolidate their research interests and to encourage students to take up specialisations both amenable to employability and furthering key research agendas of the field. The students also have the freedom of being able to choose Electives across the different Schools and Programmes of the university, which adds to the depth of varied perspectives that they bring to the Gender Studies courses.

    INTERNSHIP

    Feminist politics is sceptical of the dichotomy between practice and theory. The Gender Studies programme at AUD tries to bridge this gap between knowing and doing by encouraging students to undertake an internship that would also familiarize them with the world of work. Internship enables students to work with an organisation, and ensures that even while studying, the student is able to make links with the outside world in terms of experience and creating opportunities for future collaborations.

    DISSERTATION

    The dissertation in the final semester of the MA is an opportunity to contribute to knowledge production in the field of Gender Studies. It is also an opportunity to interpret and challenge existing knowledge systems from a gender-sensitive lens. The research thus conducted is also expected to help students in identifying the potential areas of research and work to be taken up after the completion of the Programme.

  • Programme Structure
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelors’ degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grade) from a recognised university in any dis

    DURATION: 2 years (4 semesters) Full time

    NUMBER OF CREDITS: 64

    MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION: English

    CAREER OPTIONS

    Gender Studies instills in students a democratic and critical, analytical and interrogatory sensibility. These are qualities that would be valued by any workplace in this complex and often unequal world that we live in. Students of Gender Studies bring a special kind of lens to whatever work and setting that they are placed in, succeeding in democratizing the space that they occupy.

    SEATS 42 (including reservations in accordance with the Government of NCT of Delhi norms).

    Course Structure: Total credits = 64

     

    Semester 1

    Semester 2

    Summer Holidays

    Semester 3

    Semester 4

     

    Total Credits in the semester

    16 credits

    16 credits

    4 credits

    14 credits

    14 credits

    Foundational courses

    1. Ideas, Knowledge and Ethics

    (4)

    6. Ways of Humans

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    Experiencing the Self

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    Politics, Resistance, Transformation

    (4)

     

    Programme specific core course

    2. Introduction to Gender (4)

    7. Gender Work and Labour

    (4)

     

     

     

    14. Masculinities (2)

     

     

     

    3. Family (4)

    8.State Nation Citizenship Law  (2)

    4. Sexualities (2)

    Internal Elective

     

    9.Feminist Movements in South Asia

    OR

    10.Global Feminisms

    (4)

     

    18. Bodies

    OR

    19. Violence:  Feminist Critique and Resistance (2)

    Open Elective

     

     

    15. Health

     

    Or

     

    Any other Open Elective course

    (4)

    20. Gendered World: Politics and Memory in North East India

    OR

    Any other open elective

    (4)

    Research Coursework

    5. Reading Feminist Texts (2) 

    11. Introduction to Research Methods  (2)

    16.  Feminist Research Methods (2)

     

     

    17. Dissertation workshop

    (2)

    Practicum/Fieldwork

     

     

     

    21. Dissertation (8)

    ELIGIBILITY (Essential) Bachelors’ degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grade) from a recognised university in any discipline (relaxation of 5% for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD categories).

    Candidates appearing for the final year examination of a degree can also apply Fees: Tuition fee of Rs. 1,07,520/- (@ Rs. 1680/- per credit i.e. Rs. 26,880/- per semester) + Rs.5000/- (one-time, refundable caution deposit) + Rs.500/- per semester for student welfare fund.

    If a student opts for extra credits, an additional fee of Rs.1680/- per credit will be charged. Partial/Full fee waiver and scholarships are available.

    Full fee waiver of tuition fee will be extended to students belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories.

  • Programme Outcomes
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelors’ degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grade) from a recognised university in any dis

    On successful completion of the programme a student will be able to:

    • demonstrate a sound ethical, social, political and self- aware approach to the context that they are located in enabling them to make meaningful and democratic interventions.
    • demonstrate a sound understanding of recent developments in feminist theory and the literature in gender and development, gender and health, women’s movements in South Asia and global developments, complexities of caste, tribe, religion, disability and race, questions of gender in the context of the ‘north east’, debates on the body and nature of masculinity, family in a changing context and research methods.
    • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Indian state and citizenship and the provisions of the Constitution of India, while also gaining a sound understanding of the nature of global challenges.
    • develop sound critical skills enabling them to engage with data, statistics, policies, art and literature, performances and cinema and the digital arena with confidence and understanding.
    • develop the important skill of connecting with people and creating teams and leading groups to translate the ideals of democratic citizenship into reality.
    • acquire critical thinking skills- intellectual curiosity, analytical reasoning, problem-solving
    • engage in reflective judgment with regard to public policy, legal pronouncements, constitutional amendments, international poliltics
    • acquire effective communication skills through their study of feminist research methodology to be self-reflexive, self-aware and critical of their vantage point and privileges while engaging with the people and community that they are interacting and working with. Thus our students possess unique skills of empathy, sharing and congeniality.
    • acquire leadership and teamwork skills- the experience working in groups presentations and group projects in addition to the internship situations kindly in our students a leadership potential that is based on the feminist understanding of the leader who is not distinct from the led, rather a leader who is able to draw out the best from the team that is being led.
    • possess strong research and inquiry skills- the process of writing a dissertation strengthen these attributes.
    • possess effective digital literacy- our students are mindful of the gendered nature of the digital world and are very proactive in critiquing it while also providing alternative ways of deploying social media. They are also adept at using and navigating the internet for research and reading activities
    • acquire a heightened degree of critical self-awareness which results in the self-confidence needed to strengthen the project of democratic citizenship this enables them to value personal autonomy/self-reliance while also being flexible and open minded.
    • attach great significance to a feminist and democratic ethical framework, a sense of social responsibility, integrity, and cross-cultural awareness.
    • are amenable to adapting to new challenges and learning creatively from new situations
  • FAQ
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelors’ degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grade) from a recognised university in any dis

  • Courses
    Seats
    42
    Duration
    2 Years

    Eligibility

    Bachelors’ degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grade) from a recognised university in any dis