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Master’s programme in community development

education Updated: Dec 09, 2009 10:36 IST

The Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), the academic and research unit of a civil society organisation with three decades of experience in grassroots development, and the University of Victoria, Canada, have launched a new Master’s programme, MA in community development (international perspectives). The programme provides space for students to analyse the current problems, including livelihood security, inequality and poverty, as well as examine catalyst of change.

Faculty from both the University of Victoria and PRIA will co-deliver this programme, primarily through online learning.

The programme ends in a Major Project, which will be a client-oriented research study.

The fee for the two-year programme is CA$20,000 (about Rs 8 lakh).

Log on to FlexiLearn
Prospective students can now log on to Indira Gandhi National Open University’s FlexiLearn at, to pick a subject and gain education free. Flexilearn provides free access to IGNOU courses. The platform provides an alternate way of awarding degrees and diplomas. The student can pay the fee later and get a certificate.