Ethiraj

Department Of Human Rights And Duties Education

About Us

The Post Graduate Department of Human Rights and Duties Education was started in the academic year 2002-2003 with UGC funding. This interdisciplinary program is spread over two years comprising four semesters. The degree course incorporates theoretical instruction with field visits and extension activities.

Students undergo mandatory internship and receive training in Research Methodology and draw inputs from Law, History, Criminology, Political Science, Journalism and Media Studies and other Social Sciences.

The department periodically conducts workshops and extension activities to make human rights education more meaningful.

The Department is proud to have achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest play on human rights issues (28hrs 34minutes and 43 Seconds) done by the women students of the department.

About the Programme

A human rights masters’ opens up employment opportunities in international organizations, non-governmental organizations, governmental institutions and more recently also companies and businesses. The interdisciplinary programme also prepares students for competitive exams.

Students are eligible to pursue M.Phil and PhD programmes. They can apply for Research assistant positions in Governmental and Non-governmental organizations. Prestigious Foreign fellowships for research exist in human rights education.

With human rights education declared by NCERT and UGC as a mandatory subject to be offered in schools and colleges with UGC conducting NET in Human Rights, PG students stand a good chance to become Teachers/ Human Rights Instructors. Students are also absorbed by NGOs, Media and in Corporate Sectors for training purposes in human rights.

From the academic year 2009-2010, this inter disciplinary course is offered as a self supporting course.

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