The global climate change negotiations have been one arena where India’s multiple identities have been most visible. Should India be seen as a poor developing country? Or an emerging economy and future world power? Should it been seen in per capita terms or together as a giant entity? How does India balance domestic concerns vs. aspirations of global (and/or) developing world leadership? This course analyses India’s role in the climate change debates in the context of India’s international relations.
This course examines issues of public health in India, including disease eradication, infant mortality, maternal care, and more. It seeks to provide a framework for understanding India’s public health challenges in the context of other countries, while also looking at emerging policies and healthcare technologies that could help address pressing needs in India.
This course provides a snapshot review of India’s progress towards the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It examines where India has succeeded and why, and where India has fallen short and what actions are currently being taken to raise development standards in the country.
This course is an introduction to the Government of India’s initiative to “Clean India”, examining the program’s objectives, the background surrounding it, and how to get involved.
While smart cities usually grab most of the attention, the concept of smart villages is perhaps is even more exciting for a still largely rural country. This course examines the emerging technologies particularly relevant for adoption in India’s rural areas, and how they promise to transform life, culture, and economics there.
This course introduces the “smart city” concept and what it means for India. It explores the Government’s plan to introduce smart cities from building entirely new capitals to introducing emerging technologies in some of the most population-dense places in the world.
In a country of 1.2 billion people, scale is important. This course analyses India in a number of ways– through numbers– to help you understand the scale of India and the context of its contributions to both global challenges and opportunities.
Dharavi is not India’s largest slum– but it is certainly the most talked about, most researched, and most visited. This course explores all that has been said of Mumbai’s Dharavi, home to more than 1 million people and the centre of attention in India’s urbanisation debates.
This course is an introduction to the Government of India’s Skill India initiative, which aims to train over 400 million young Indians in key skills by 2022.