The social sector today offers a variety of exciting career opportunities for students with a desire to contribute to the development of the country. Growing public investment, landmark legislations like the Right to Education Act and large government programmes like NREGA, NRLM etc., and the increasing participation of NGOs in the development process - from policy-making to implementation and monitoring, call for talented professionals in large numbers. In addition, social entrepreneurs capable of innovative thinking are needed to ideate, create and implement path-breaking solutions to social problems.
Students at the University can look forward to fulfilling roles in organizations that engage in grassroots work in the field. They can also look forward to roles in academia, policy think tanks, politics, government programmes, multilateral agencies, corporate social responsibility departments of companies, funding organizations and in the media.
Career opportunities in different disciplines
M.A. in Education
Students can look forward to contributing to the education sector working with NGOs, in government and private school systems, and in teacher education in various professional capacities as administrators, curriculum designers, social entrepreneurs, policy specialists and researchers. Students may also work with the Government on education specific projects.
M.A. in Development
Students can look forward to career opportunities in several government, private and non-government organizations, academia, policy think tanks, politics, corporate social responsibility departments of businesses, funding organizations and media in the fields of livelihoods and economic development, ecology, and environment.
M.A. in Public Policy & Governance
Students can look forward to career opportunities in government, private and non-government organizations, academia, policy think tanks, political organizations, law firms and media in the fields of public policy, law and governance.
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