Summer Programmes

Contemporary India: An Interdisciplinary Introduction Course
Study in India Programme, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Dates: June 30th to July 27th, 2019

This is an undergraduate level introductory course that serves as a primer to the changing dynamics in India by focusing on a wide range of topics that have immediate relevance, including politics, economy, society, religion, and development. Students will learn and discuss contemporary trends in Indian politics and the effects it has on the economy and various socio-cultural stratifications and characteristics of India. This intensive course will feature daily lectures, field visits both rural and urban, and various other engaging academic exercises.

Gender and Society in Contemporary India
Study in India Programme, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Dates: July 14th to August 10th, 2019

This is a postgraduate level course that aims to provide and overview of issues related to gender and sexuality in India from a feminist perspective. The diversity of India will be a lens through which the course will explore issues. The themes being considered includes integrating theory and praxis in Gender Studies, Gender Violence, Gender and Development, Intersectionality: Caste, Class and Gender, Religion and Politics, Body, Sexuality and Representations of Gender. Students will learn more about the themes via lectures, readings, films and field trips.

Exploring the Environment in India: Issues in Sustainability
Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
Dates: June 23rd to July 20th, 2019

This is a post graduate level course that introduces students to the context and challenges related to environmental sustainability in India’s urban and rural environment. The aim of the programmes is to equip students with the contextual knowledge to answer the question: “How does India manage its environment?” The course will primarily attempt to provide an overview of the policies and narratives surrounding environmental management in India, a critical analysis of the current challenges, a glimpse of the possible options for the near future along with the approaches adopted in managing environment in India. We have designed the course to resonate with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to match the global agenda. The SDGs aims to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Hindi Language Programme
INLANSO, Centre for the Study of Indian Languages and Society, Varanasi
Dates: June 30th to July 27th, 2019

This is a four-week-long intensive summer Hindi language course for students at A1, A2 and B1 levels of Hindi. The language programme focuses on the principle of combining classroom knowledge with outdoor practice with an emphasis on making students speak and use Hindi starting from the very first day of study. Special attention is paid to cultural and societal interactions so that students understands the context of the language they are learning to speak.