MA in Peace and Conflict Management

Programme Overview

A Master’s degree programme in Peace and Conflict Management at MIT-WPU offers a state-of-the- art learning opportunity to comprehend traditional and contemporary pedagogies of peace and conflict management in today's conflict-torn world. In addition, this innovative course endows students with the knowledge and skills to handle a dispute peacefully within and across organisations and communities. The increasing importance of inner and social peace and tools of creative conflict management cannot be overstated in today's globalised world. Hence, this Peace Programme's relevance is for students across disciplines to acquire insights and expertise to analyse and transform conflicts towards a positive outcome.

This Degree programme introduces various shades and methods of Peace and Conflict Resolution. This unique course takes the students step-by-step through conflict analysis and conflict mapping as an evolving field of study to highlight different approaches to handling conflicts. Varied courses offered in this two-year degree programme expose students to the links between inner and social peace, peacebuilding, and sustainable development.

The primary goal of this course is to assist students in becoming agents of social change and true global citizens. It sensitises and trains young people about the imperatives of non-violent communication to promote peace and mitigate violence across communities and at the workplace. This interdisciplinary hands-on course developed with inputs from scholars and practitioners worldwide will help students across disciplines build knowledge of India's spiritual and cultural ethos and the preliminary conflict management knowledge and skills that are increasingly sought in today's job market.

Duration
2 Years
Programme Name

MA in Peace and Conflict Management

Fee Per Year

Rs. 80,000

Eligibility

Pass in any stream of 3-year graduation or equivalent from Govt. Approved Institution

Selection Process

The selection process for the programme is based on MIT-WPU CET PI 2024 score: Personal Interaction Components: 1. Overall Awareness of the subject 2. Interest of the student

Programme Highlights
  • Holistic Peace Education: Immerse students in a comprehensive curriculum that integrates traditional and contemporary pedagogies of peace and conflict management
  • Skill Development: Equip graduates with a toolbox of transferable skills including negotiation, peacebuilding, technology, and management, essential for success in peacebuilding efforts across diverse sectors
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Foster an understanding of cultural diversity and global perspectives, encouraging the integration of ideas, learnings, and practices from various cultures to meet the emerging challenges of global peace and sustainable development
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Guide students through conflict analysis and mapping, highlighting different approaches to handling conflicts and promoting creative conflict management
  • Non-Violent Communication: Sensitise and train students in the imperatives of non-violent communication, promoting peace and mitigating violence at both community and workplace levels
  • Interdisciplinary Approach: Offer an interdisciplinary hands-on course developed with inputs from scholars and practitioners worldwide, allowing students to build knowledge of India's spiritual and cultural ethos while gaining conflict management expertise
Programme Outcomes
  • Understanding Heritage: Gain a deep understanding of the Indian heritage of peacebuilding, exploring the connection between inner peace and its manifestation in social peace.
  • Application of Ancient Wisdom: Apply ancient Indian philosophies and practices to foster personal well-being and contribute to community and societal harmony.
  • Interfaith Competence: Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to engage in interfaith dialogue, fostering mutual understanding and respect among diverse religious traditions.
  • Conflict Resolution through Interfaith Perspectives: Be equipped to analyse and address conflicts using insights from various world religions, promoting peaceful coexistence.
  • Mastery of Nonviolent Strategies: Master the principles of nonviolent activism, drawing inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi and other key figures, and apply them to contemporary social issues.
  • Research Proficiency: Develop proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methods, enabling them to investigate and analyse issues related to peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving: Enhance their critical thinking skills and ability to devise innovative solutions to complex social and cultural challenges.
  • Integration of Science and Spirituality: Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the scientific studies exploring the interconnectedness of mind, matter, spirit, and consciousness.
  • Yoga for Personal and Social Wellness: Acquire a comprehensive understanding of yoga, including its physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions, and apply these principles for personal well-being and social harmony.
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