Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.
The last few decades in India have been characterized by major transformations in the economy, culture, politics, environment, and technologies. Liberalization and the IT
The goal is to enable potential researchers and practitioners to investigate and critique the nature of social change, technology and development in India using a range of interrelated perspectives, creating an intellectually exciting environment for research.
The last few decades in India have been characterized by major transformations in the economy, culture, politics, environment, and technologies. Liberalization and the IT revolution have brought economic prosperity to certain sections of the population against the backdrop of continuing acute poverty, as well as serious contestations over the nature of development in the country. Much of this change has been driven by technological development and intervention, which in India, like much of the global south, is characterized by both state-driven and corporate machinery as well as indigenous creativity and improvisation. The unique nature of this landscape demands specific, contextually informed inquiries, which challenge existing paradigms that shape the study of these developments in the West, using diverse methodologies and theoretical frameworks drawn from disciplines such as:...
The MA program in Environment and Society aims to critically examine the interrelationships between humans and their environment. We seek to understand how people and com
The MA program in Environment and Society aims to critically examine the interrelationships between humans and their environment. We seek to understand how people and communities view and transform the world around them, and are in turn shaped materially and culturally by their environments. This program encompasses research areas that includei) Development and Progress,ii) Rights, Equity, and Justice, andiii) Ecology and Resilience.We use transdisciplinary methods and perspectives drawn from the natural and social sciences to approach and navigate complex contemporary nature-society issues. Ultimately, we aim towards imagining, conceiving and designing for healthy societies and ecosystems that are well-integrated, adaptable, and sustainable....
The Srishti MA in Public History and Heritage Interpretation offers students a program like no other, enriched by insights from design and humanities thinking. This ‘hand
What values can the past bring to the fast-paced and swiftly changing present? How can we discover and interpret where the roots of the present lie? The contemporary moment offers us new opportunities and new technologies with which to explore the historical, bring to the fore people’s experiences of the past, and through that new understanding recreate and present new perspectives on heritage.
We envision the Public History and Heritage Interpretation as an opportunity to learn new ways of engaging with historical sites, monuments and institutions and thus address the contemporary challenges of interpreting history. This specialization will empower students to include in their interpretations of heritage the diverse voices that have been ignored so far and so engage with history outside conventional academic practice. This specialization will create professionals who have the ability to transform museums, heritage sites, and archives into spaces that dynamically interpret the past by reimagining history with new technologies....