The  broad  objective  of  dissertation  work  is  to  orient  the  students  with application of research methods. They will complete their dissertation work within four months. Students will be allocated to a particular Faculty Member based on their choice and availability of the Faculty Member for guidance for dissertation work.  Students will select their topic of research problem in consultation with the supervisor after thorough literature review, finalise the outline plan within first two weeks.  Thereafter  they  will  carry  out  field  data  collection,  data  analysis  and dissertation report writing following a suggested format. Except the internal component, all the other evaluation should be done by both the internal and external examiners.

Suggested Format for Writing Dissertation


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • Objective/s Hypothesis/Research Problems
  • Methods
  • Interpretation of Results
  • Discussion, conclusion and recommendations
  • References
  • Appendix

Course Objectives

v    To understand the socio cultural context of human development

v    To understand the dynamics and processes of life

v    To understand the challenges of development across the life span in Indian context

Learning Outcome

v    Students will be able to understand the different stages, dynamics and processes of human development.

v    Students will be able to understand the challenges faced during the developmental stages.

This Course will help the student to sharpen and polish their skills in research. They will have hands on experience in the identification of research gap, formulating the problem, designing the study, sampling, methods of data collection, choosing the right instruments, analysis and report writing.