Bengaluru, November 04, 2022.

Azim Premji University has opened admissions for the programme Postgraduate Diploma in Research for Social Action.

Programme highlights

This one-year part-time programme is offered in a blended mode, combining on-campus and online components. Participants have the flexibility to join the one-year Postgraduate Diploma programme or choose standalone Certificate courses.

Who should join?

Early to mid-career professionals with 2 – 10 years of work experience from social sector organisations, social movements, thematic action networks, activist groups, and development media. 

What do we offer?

This programme will help participants to:

  1. Carry out basic and advanced quantitative and qualitative research.
  2. Build competency in undertaking and steering the entire research process, from conceptualization to analysis.
  3. Enhance research capacities of the social sector to use of research in planning, communication, mobilisation and advocacy.

Richa Govil, Director, School of Development, Azim Premji University, said, “During the pandemic period, social sector organisations recognised the value of field studies for designing and improving their grassroots action, for building general awareness or for advocacy purposes. In doing so, many organisations realised their limitations in designing and conducting research that can provide reliable, actionable and deep insights. Our program aims to fill this need.”