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Approaching the Environment in India: Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Economy-Society Interface

July 1 - July 28

India Partner: Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
Dates: 1st to 28th July 2018
Capacity: 24 students
This is a post graduate level course that introduces students to the context and challenges related to India’s urban and rural environment. Students will be taught how to conceptualize the interface between society, economy, ecology and environment in the Indian context by being introduced to various themes that highlight the narratives, ground realities, policy dilemmas, civil society movements, gender perspectives, etc. The course is intensive in terms of both lectures and field trips. Field trips in particular will be used to elucidate micro level perspectives related to urban and rural ecology. Lectures will not be limited to researchers but a greater emphasis will be on showcasing experiences of practitioners’ and administrators’.

The courses are available in the 7.5 ECTS variant and the 10 ECTS variant. The course structure remains the same with the exception of additional coursework for students opting for the 10 ECTS variant. Students are encouraged to contact Christabel Royan (programmanager@nordiccentreindia.com) for more information about how to apply.


Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Road, Nagarabhavi,
Bangalore, Karnataka 560 072 India
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