Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies

About the Department

The Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies is an undergraduate department, which endeavours to provide the students with an understanding of human development across the life span. The child and the family is studied both developmentally as well as in diverse socio-cultural context. The focus of the department is on creating a wide perspective on issues related to child survival, protection and development. Other concerns include gender issues, child and human rights, needs of the elderly and children with disabilities. Faculty of the department is regularly invited as resource persons and experts to train/address members of various eminent organizations. Involvement in varied research projects is another important aspect of the department. Annual academic fest is the highlight of the department, where renowned speakers are invited from various walks of life to provide enriching learning experience to our students.

The department prepares students to become professionals working in the field of Human development. During the period of 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. Another initiative of the Department is to offer short-term courses from time to time such as Early Childhood Care and Education; 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.