Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies

About the Department

The Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies is an undergraduate department that endeavors to provide an understanding of human development across the lifespan. The engaging curriculum encompasses the study of the child and the family in the diverse socio-cultural contexts and a world that is constantly changing. The focus of the department is to provide a multifaceted and wide perspective towards various issues and concerns like child and human rights, gender issues, social justice, child survival, children with special needs and needs of the elderly.

To widen the horizons and perspectives of the students, the department organizes lectures, workshops and seminars on a regular basis. The Annual academic fest is one of the highlights of the department, where renowned speakers are invited from various walks of life to provide enriching learning experiences to our students. The academic fest this year was titled "GO GIRLS". The theme of the fest symbolized the essence of womanhood and acknowledged the soaring spirit that the women of today express.

The department combines both theory and practice and encourages research, taking a multidisciplinary approach in transaction. The aim is to prepare professionals to be able to deal with diversity, the immense contemporary concerns and the changing world through academics, research and outreach. During the three years the students are exposed to a range of experiences through workshops, field visits to organizations working with children and women, seminars and interactions with experts and placement in NGOs. Additionally, the Department offers short-term courses from ranging from Early Childhood Care and Education to Diversity and Inclusion.

The department continuously gains immense experience by engaging in 'hands on' experience through its lab school, Aarambh. We emphasize on continual learning by creating vibrant and eclectic teaching- learning that goes beyond curriculum and culminates in learning for life. The school caters to children in the age group of 2-4 years and runs a day care for children between ages of 2 and 8 years.

Job Prospects

The career opportunities available to students include working as educators, counsellors in schools and as special educators. The students are equipped to be part of child guidance clinics, to work with NGOs and research organizations and even to start early childhood education programmes. They can also enter into curriculum development, e-resource development and development of media for children.