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  • About
    Seats
    63
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    BA in Sustainable Urbanism aims to build an interdisciplinary understanding of the growth and planning of cities nested in a variety of urban ecosystems. It is disposed to preparing technically equipped, analytically adept, and socially-engaged practitioners. Graduates, by the end of the programme, will be in a position to evaluate urban technologies in terms of their design, social interests and ecological sustainability.

    We realize that many of our graduates may not immediately seek higher education upon finishing their UG degree. It is therefore our special emphasis to prepare them for the world of work in the field and beyond. Three parts of the programme follow from this objective: first, the strong skill component. Each graduate will undergo 16 credits of coursework learning various analytical methodologies—quantitative, ethnographic, mapping, and visualisation—using tools like ArcGIS. Second, several courses are designed to offer a glimpse of the world of work through practice-oriented content and field engagement. These include courses in areas like waste and sanitation, housing, and urban finance. Third, a practicum component based on team-workthat includes 8 credit of collaborative studios. A graduate of such a programme will therefore be well-prepared to meet the requirements of employers in the field and beyond.

    Practitioners whom we have consulted note that requisite skills, domain knowledge, and practical familiarity with the urban landscape will place our graduates at an advantage in growing areas like waste management, low-cost housing, transportation, and climate-resilient urban design. On the other hand, for those graduates who choose to continue on to PG programmes, there are several opportunities at hand:

    • Continue in the field at AUD with the MA in Urban Studies.
    • Move to other programmes in related interdisciplinary fields such as Development Studies, Environment and Development, Social Design, Global Studies at AUD, or similar programmes at institutions like TISS, AzimPremji, IIHS etc.
    • Shift to discipline-focused masters programmes in fields like Sociology, Political Science, Geography etc, to which end, the foundation, some of the core courses, and open electives act as preparation.

     

  • Programme Structure
    Seats
    63
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    BA in Sustainable Urbanism (3 + 1 Year)

    The courses in BA in Sustainable Urbanism (BASU) are designed broadly keeping in mind academic progression and transitions (i.e. from school to university, and to senior semester of the degree programme) in terms of questions explored, material examined and expected course outcomes.

    The different types of courses in this schematic are the following:

    • Discipline specific core (DSC) within Sustainable Urbanism = 13 courses grouped in three domain areas of “Urbanism and Governance”, “Technology, Materiality, and Environment” and “Field Research/ Practice”. 13 x 4 credits = 52 credits.
    • Discipline specific elective (DSE) = 2 courses grouped in three domain areas of “Urbanism and Governance”, “Technology, Materiality, and Environment” and “Field Research/ Practice”.. 2 x 4 credits = 8 credits
    • Minor Discipline Courses (MDC) Six from any one of the discipline areas of Sociology, Political Science and History, 6 X 4 credits = 24 Credits.
    • Minor Discipline Courses (MDC): MDC courses are GE courses but identified around three discipline areas of: (1) Sociology (2) Political Science, and (3) History. Students who wish to earn a “Minor” must successfully complete six courses from one of these three baskets in the first three years. For others students who do not wish to opt for a minor may do the requisite number of GE courses drawn from across the three minor baskets or any other GE courses.
    • Generic elective (GE) = 1 x 4 credits = 4 credits
    • Ability enhancement compulsory (AEC) = 3 courses. 3 x 4 credits = 12credits
    • Ability enhancement optional (AEO) = 2 courses. 2 x 4 credits = 8 credits
    • Skills enhancement (SE) = 2 courses. 2 x 4 credits = 8 credits
    • Community Engagement and Service (CES) 1 X 4 credits = 4 credits
    • Value Based Education Course (VBE) 1 X 4 credits = 4 credits (At the time of exit)

    There are specific exit options after each year, with the student receiving an Undergraduate Certificate if they exit after one year, an Undergraduate Diploma after two years, BA Degree after three, and a BA Honours or BA Research degree after completing four years. At each exit point, an internship and a VBE has to be completed to receive the particular certification.

    The School of Global Affairs offers students the following minors. Students who wish to get a minor must successfully complete six courses in their chosen minor discipline in the first three years:

    • Political Science
    • Sociology
    • History

    For the students who continue to the fourth year, the first three years of the degree are the same. In the fourth year there is a credit load of 42 credits that includes a 6 credit Research Project Report / Seminar. In the fourth year there will be a provision to opt for Research track or Honours track.

    The BA SU with Research requires students to choose 6 DSEs in the fourth year, which may include courses on Research Design, Data collection, and/or Research Internship

    BA SU Degree Honours students have to complete a seminar paper in the discipline, and take at least one DSE in the fourth year. Note that the GE in the fourth year may include DSE courses offered by the programme.

    The following is the BA in Sustainable Urbanism Program Structure

     

    DSC

    DSE

    GE/MDC

    AEO/AEC/CES/SE

    Credits

    Sem 1

    DSC1: Urban Worlds

     

     

    GE1

    AEO (Any 2 courses)

     

     

    AEC1: English for Academic Purposes

    20

    Sem 2

    DSC2: Urban Environments

    DSC3: Knowing the City

     

     

    AEC2: Hindi Language (Any 1 course)

    Prarambhik Hindi

    Madhyamik Hindi

    Vyavaharik Hindi

     

    CES: Community Engagement and Services

     

    SE1: MS-Excel for Social Sciences

    20

    Students on exit have to complete a 6-credit internship (2 months) and a 4- credit VBE: Happiness Curriculum

     

    Award- Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Urbanism

    40

    Sem 3

    DSC4: Governing the City

    DSC5: Urban Economy and Labour

    DSC6: Housing and Society

     

    MDC1/GE2

     

    AEC3: Environmental Issues and Challenges

    20

    Sem 4

    DSC7: Claims to the City

    DSC8: Cities and Climate Change

    DSC9: Mapping and Visualization 1

     

    MDC2/GE3

    SE2: Virtual Reality in Education

    20

    Students on exit have to complete a 6-credit internship (2 months) and a 4- credit VBE.  

    Award- Undergraduate Diploma in Sustainable Urbanism

     

    40

    Sem 5

    DSC10: Cities and Waste

    DSC11: Mapping & Visualization 2

    DSE1

     

    MDC4/GE5

    MDC3/GE4

     

    20

    Sem 6

    DSC12: Urban Management &  Finance

    DSC13: Urban Health and Wellbeing

    DSE 2

     

    MDC6/GE7

    MDC5/GE6

     

     

    20

    Students on exit should have completed a 6-credit internship (2 months) and they should have completed a 4-credit VBE: Happiness Curriculum within their period of study.

     

    Award- BA in Sustainable Urbanism

     

    To gain a “Minor” a student should have also completed at least 6 MDC courses from one of the three discipline areas of Sociology, Political Science or History

    40

    Sem 7

    DSC14: Gender and Urbanization

    DSC15: Studio 1

    DSE3 /GE

    DSE4/GE

     

    Research Methodology (4)

    20

    Sem 8

    DSC16: Science, Technology and the City

    DSC17: Studio 2

    DSE5/GE

    DSE6/GE

    Research Project Report / Seminar (6)

    22

  • Programme Outcomes
    Seats
    63
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    On successful completion of the programme a student will be able to:

    • acquire an interdisciplinary perspective encompassing humanities, design and environmental approaches to urbanism
    • demonstrate awareness of different urban and regional contexts
    • demonstrate knowledge of paradigms of urbanism and sustainability studies
    • exhibit critical sensibility to lived experiences, with self - awareness and reflexivity of both self and society in a globalised world
    • evaluate existing urban technologies in terms of their design, social interests, and
    • control including the potential for democratic governance
    • comprehend and represent the world through numbers, narratives, maps and visualisations.
    • demonstrate competence over basic sectoral knowledge to work effectively as a skilled urban practitioner
  • FAQ
    Seats
    63
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

  • Courses
    Seats
    63
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re

    Course CodeCourse NameCourse Credit
    SGA1SU202Working with Numbers4
    SGA1SU201Governing the City4
    SGA1EL203Colonial Urbanisms4
    SGA1SU101Urban Worlds4
    SGA1SU102Urban Environments4

     

  • Faculty
    Seats
    63
    Duration
    3 Years

    Eligibility

    Applicants need to have passed the class XII examination with at least 50% marks from CBSE or any re