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Climate Change & Energy Sector and Adaptation Potential in Energy Sector

Climate change is one of the global issue where many debates are going on. The objective of this paper is to present a global perspective and find out some solutions to address the issue of climate change. In India like country generally agriculture has been affected from  climate change particular rainfall time. Suggestions and comments are most welcomed for constructive thinking. Recently economic survey,2012 has include a new chapter of climate change.  

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Filed under: Academic Writing, Social Development

Union Budget Watch and Dialogue with Development Perspective: An event which build a new perspective in my life

Last year I participated in same event but last year I felt like exposure to an event. Before coming to TDA, I never listen Union Budget speech with development perspective. TDA has given perspective to think for the people who get affected from policies on macro level. India is one of the fast growing economy but still India is ranked 134 in present statistics of Human Development Ranking. This time Research Coordinator Dr. Damodar Jena gave opportunity to students to be part of preparation of ‘Budget Watch and Dialouge’ event. It was a privilege for me for being part of presentation as well as facilitator in event. Experts, Media person , development practitioners and students were part of this event.

This event is organised by Tata-Dhan Academy. It started with interection with other college students about their knowledge about financial terms followed by their expectation from Budget 2012-13

Filed under: Academic Writing

Here are glimpse of Holi celebration in TDA. I experienced the extent of involvement. Read the rest of the story to see some interesting pictures.

Tata-Dhan Academy: PDM

By Shanti Gupta

Tata-Dhan Academy is an institute which provides opportunities for students to visualize their professional life as development managers. But the lessons we learn don’t all come from the classroom or the field–sometimes, even a traditional celebration helps bring new perspectives for the development professional.

India culture and heritage is incredibly rich. At the Academy, the students in PDM 11 and 12 represent both northern and southern states, providing an opportunity to experience and learn more about this rich culture. For example, in the northern states, Holi, a festival of colours, is widely celebrated. Last year, with PDM 10, we had a good celebration, and building on this, we decided to celebrate with some value addition. This year, for example, we did Holika Dahan and an ethnic lunch.

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Filed under: Experience, Journey in Academy, Social Development

Preparation as Facilitator…

In  Programme in Development Management  (PDM ) , Tata-Dhan Academy offers a one credit course MODE half in term 3 and half in term 4. In Tata-Dhan Academy  this is one of the challenging course because of  two reasons, (1) Vasi sir is faculty,(2) student facilitates the class in term 4. This facilitation is not for name sake, really students need to gone through the preparation before coming to class. I also though that it is going to be hard time for me also but I really enjoy the preparation part and after preparation the facilitation process in class. I really got skill to facilitate the class.

I have chosen topic ‘ How to write concept note’ and really I worked hard to find out the best materials for students and other materials (small cases)  to enhance the learning process in class. Here I am sharing the process which I have gone through for effective facilitation in class.  I prepared all documents under the  guidance of my course faculty Vasi sir. Before going to the class a facilitator should prepare, (1) lesson plan for class, (2) teaching note for students and (3) resource materials.  Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Academic Writing, Experience, Specialized Writing

Provision of Urban Amenities to Rural Areas (PURA); PPP Model for Development

When I come to Tata-Dhan Academy in first term unfortunately I visited library. Generally I do not go to library because already faculties give enough, sufficient or any superior word to enough or sufficient will be better for the reading materials which students used to get in Tata-Dhan Academy. You know, what happened in library, I took Economic and Political Weekly magazine. I saw an article on PPP model and started to read. I read one page but I could not understand the content even I was not able to get meaning out of the article. Imediately I left library and I have not visited library for one month. Month passed and I graduated to fourth term and I came to know that I need to understand one of the government project or program. I selected PURA which is based on PPP model but you know this time I was able to understand the same EPW article in first reading. I do not know how it happened. Getting exposure to course reading materials grooms students for understand the typical articles, technical articles and reports.

There is one credit course, Project Management  in Tata- Dhan Academy which gives opportunity to understand the various initiative of government and non-government organisations for the development of country. I have written this paper to get the idea of government approach for the development of rural areas.  Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Academic Writing