TOIndia Summer School 2021
Politics, Development and Social Change in Contemporary India
One year of unrest: Emergency policies and protest at the time of Covid-19 pandemic
4th edition — online
Monday 5 July to Friday 9 July 2021
From the shocking images of masses of workers flocking streets, stations and railway lines after the lockdown was announced in the subcontinent, to those of the farmers rallies that from Punjab moved to the outskirts of Delhi: instances of unrest emerged powerfully in the past year, bringing to light an increasing tension between developmental policies and the extreme marginalisation of wider strata of society. Increasing unrest was countered with a parallel silencing of voices of dissent from the public debate.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, 2021 edition of the Summer School will provide a broad insight to disentangle recent political, economic and socio-cultural tensions in contemporary India.
The TOIndia summer school is designed to suit the needs of highly motivated students and professionals who wish to engage with an intensive set of courses focusing on Politics, Development and Social Change in Contemporary India.
We welcome applications by any professional or student who is in possession of the required qualifications. These are a Bachelor honours degree at 1st or 2:1 level (or an equivalent European title, such as the laurea triennale for Italian students with a minimum grade of 100/110) and good command of the English language.
Undergraduate students (i.e. students who will not yet have a degree at the start of the School) who are enrolled in an area-studies university course focusing on India are also welcome, provided that they have completed at least one year of course.
Special attention will be devoted to those applicants who can demonstrate their proficiency in English by means of an international qualification. Though this is not a mandatory requirement, an ideal proof would be a minimum TOEFL score of 620 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test), or 100 (Internet test), or IELTS 7.0 or their equivalent (e.g. the Cambridge Advanced or CPE Certificate). Previous studying experience abroad will also be taken into consideration.
Fees and Scholarship
The tuition fee is 200€ for students, and 300€ for professionals (VAT included).
Candidates may choose to apply for the following scholarship:
ZEROTASSE: 5 scholarships covering the tuition fees. All students may apply for these scholarships. A certain number of scholarships will be reserved to students in possess of an Indian citizenship.
Please note that the application deadline for those candidates requiring a scholarship is Tuesday 25 May 2021.
In case you are not selected as a scholarship but positively evaluated by the selection committee, you will be offered the possibility of participating by paying the ordinary fee.
Students wishing to apply for one of the 5 ZEROTASSE scholarships should send their letter of interest to the school secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the proof of residence document.