P. G. Diploma

P.G. Diploma Course in Gandhian Thought 2017-18

Since the last twenty nine years, our Institute has been running Long term Residential Course /Post Graduate Diploma Course in Gandhian Thought at Wardha. The Institute is happy to announce one year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Gandhian thought for the academic year 2017-18. The object of the Course is to provide an opportunity for a fairly intensive study of the life, philosophy and methodology of Mahatma Gandhi.  It also provides experience in community living, manual work, sanitation, agriculture, spinning, devotional music and field work. The faculty consists of eminent leaders of Gandhian Movement as well as well-known academicians. The classes and discussions are conducted in English and Hindi.

  The Course is a demanding one, and requires sustained physical and mental work. Apart from regular class lectures, the Institute tries to develop a new vision of harmonious life based on self-discipline, respect for labour and self-reliance. Students will be expected to observe the discipline of the Institute, develop the spirit of wearing Khadi and take full part in the work of the campus community. Several special short-term courses are also held during the year, and the students will have the benefit of attending at least some of them. In addition, it provides real experience in field work by visits/stay in Gandhian institutions/ashrams, universities and villages and constructive organisations.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Commerce, Science, Peace Studies, Gandhian Thought, Social Work, etc. of any recognized University or Deemed University, or a degree equivalent thereto. The upper age limit for admission is 30. It will be at the discretion of the Institute to relax the upper age limit in the case of deserving candidates. The total number of seats in the course is 15.

The syllabus of the one year Post Graduate Diploma Course consists of different courses synthesizing both theoretical and practical elements along with dissertation. The Course would follow the grade system in evaluation and it includes both external and internal assessment. The Post Graduate Diploma will be awarded to those who successfully completed the course. Others will be given a Certificate of Attendance of the Course.

No fees will be charged for the Course by the Institute. Hostel facilities will be provided free of cost by the Institute. The Institute offers stipend to a limited number of economically disadvantaged persons, and a few who are not sponsored by organizations and find it difficult to meet the boarding expenses themselves. The stipend will be Rs. 1500/- per month. A mess charge of Rs. 1100/- will be deducted from the stipend which will leave a sum of around Rs. 400/- for other expenses. All travel expenses to and from Wardha are to be met by the students or sponsoring organizations.  Students will have to bear the medical expenses in cases where prolonged treatment becomes necessary. The Institute reserves the right to change and alter any of these conditions, if necessary.

Applications of those who seek admission must reach the Dean, Institute of Gandhian Studies, Gopuri, Wardha – 442 001, Maharashtra, on or before the 30th of May, 2017

  Those who have been shortlisted for admission will be informed of their selection on or before first week of June. All such candidates will have to appear for an interview at the Institute with original documents and their admission will be finalised. The Course will commence in the first week of July and the academic activities usually end in the first half of April.

               (C. S. Dharmadhikari)

          Chairman

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