Masters Programme in 'Child Rights and Development' aims to enhance the capacity of individuals, organizations and governments to effectively use the existing legal provisions, insights from developmental psychology and the findings of contemporary research to transform systems and create peace and dignity for children as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The University has structured this Post Graduate programme in a modular manner, with the first semester serving as a foundation course, the next semester catering to specialisations in certain areas and the remaining two semesters devoted to supervised internship, case studies and research work. One may obtain a Certificate after the first semester, a Post Graduate Diploma after the second, an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma after the third and a Masters Degree after the fourth.

Number of Seats

  • 40 seats are available for the programme

Eligibility Criteria

  • Graduation in any stream with 50% in the aggregate.
  • Entrance Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.


Semester I
Historical and Philosophical Perspectives of Human Rights
Human Rights of the Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Groups
Rights of the Child – Legal Framework, National and International Instruments
Human Rights and Duties
Child Psychology Practicum
Concurrent Fieldwork
Elective Group I
Educational Technology
Society and Social Problems
Introduction to Social Psychology
Elective Group II
Introduction to Journalism
Leadership and Social Responsibility
Introduction to Indian society, polity and economics
Semester II
Human Rights and Criminal Justice System
Science, Technology, Environment and Human Rights
UN Bodies and the Protection of Human Rights
Research Methodology and Statistics
Child Psychology and Counselling
Child and Adolescent Counselling Practicum
Concurrent Fieldwork
Elective Group I
Education Technology
Personality Development
Media Studies: Global Issues
Elective Group II
Eastern Approaches to Psychology and Counselling
Society and Social Problems
Peace Education and Conflict Management
Semester III
Contemporary Human Rights Situations and Issues
Social Welfare Administration and NGO Management
Social Welfare Administration and NGO Management
Social Movements and Human Rights
Project Cycle Management and Project Writing, Reporting and Documentation
International Humanitarian and Refugees Law
Concurrent Fieldwork
Research Project – Phase I
Semester IV
Research Project Phase II

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