Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) is launching a new one-year academic program titled ‘Master in Development Practice’ in July 2022. This is in response to the demands from the stakeholders in the development sector for an academic program for professionals who are interested in the development sector. CTARA has a long experience in training development professionals and practitioners. It has been conducting the M. Tech. in Technology and Development program since 2007.

Eligibility: The new program is meant for professionals with a minimum four-year degree in engineering, technology, planning, and architecture or a master’s degree in the physical sciences and who have a total cumulative field-based work experience of at least 24 months in the development sector. A certificate of experience and NOC from the employer (if employed) are needed.

Program Structure: This one-year-long program will be conducted primarily in the online and interactive mode, with some in-person modules for a few weeks at the campus. The classes will be conducted in the evenings and on weekends over two semesters of about 14 weeks each semester. There will also be a summer term (about 6 weeks) for a field-based project.

Fees and Other Logistics Details: The fee of the entire program is Rupees 3,00,000/- to be paid in two installments at the beginning of each of the two semesters. Students of this program will not receive any financial support or hostel accommodation from IIT Bombay. The students will not be eligible for the regular placement program of IIT Bombay. The program is likely to begin in the last week of July 2022, provided a minimum of 10 students confirm enrolment.

Important Dates: -

  • Application process opens: 18th May 2022
  • Last date for submitting applications: 19th June 2022
  • Selection Tests/Interviews: 1st and 2nd July 2022
  • Announcement of results: 08 July 2022
  • Payment of fees: 15 July 2022

For more information check:

https://www.iitb.ac.in/newacadhome/toadmission.jsp (Check for MDP Tab)

Contact number and email: 022-25767871 and ctaramdp2022@gmail.com