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Development Studies (Local Development)

The Department of Development Studies offers MA, MPhil and PhD courses. M.A. course focuses on  Development and Planning, Decentralization, Economics and Politics of Development Process, Governance, Development Experiences of Kerala and India, Human Development, Decentralisation Theory and Practice, Public Finance, Research Methodology, Project Management and Quantitative Methods. The department aims at high quality research on the areas like people’s planning, democratic decentralization and developmental issues.