M.A. in Gandhi and Peace Studies (MAGPSOL)

About the Programme

The main objective of the programme is to promote both theoretical and applied research in Gandhian Studies, Peace, Conflict Management and Social Regeneration. In the age of globalisation, there is a need for alternative models of development. Today across the world Gandhian studies are being looked upon as an important contribution towards this objectives. The Masters Programme in Gandhi and Peace Studies is a specialised area for those who are interested in understanding evaluation and implementation of Gandhian model of development and conflict resolution. Accordingly, the course contains Gandhi’s views and perceptions on economic, social, gender, political, environmental and sustainable development issues. It also contains critiques and evaluation of Gandhian concepts, its relevance in the contemporary world and contributions made by Gandhian scholars in further development of Gandhian thought and progress. The primary thrust of the programme is to expose learners, particularly the younger generation, to the thoughts and ideas of Gandhi and its place in the contemporary globalised world.


A learner has to earn 64 credits to complete the Master programme. The programme is offered in a semester mode. There are 4 semesters. Thus, a student has to earn 64 credits in 4 semesters which means 16 credits per semester.

Programme Objectives
  • To provide opportunities for higher studies to the learners.
  • To provide quality education at post-graduate level in theoretical and applied Gandhian Studies, Peace, Conflict Management, and Social Regeneration.
  • To provide an in-depth knowledge in the area of Peace and Conflict Resolution and enable the learners to specialise in one of the Gandhian models of development.
  • To provide the learners opportunities for continuing higher education at the Doctoral level.
  • To widen the scope of the learners for further research, training and career opportunities in economic, social, gender, political, environmental and sustainable development issues.
  • To enable the learners to join careers in teaching, research, NGOs in Peacemaking, and peace building from the interdisciplinary perspective.

Courses Structure