Certificate Course on Human Rights

The UGC-sponsored Certificate Course on Human Rights has been introduced in response to a growing demand among students for informed awareness about human rights which is perceived as an important issue today. Conducted by the Department of Political Science, this Course equips the students with the basic understanding of human rights and makes them aware about the international conventions and understanding the Indian dimensions. The Course is open to students irrespective of their academic discipline. Lectures (both in English and Hindi) are held on Sundays.

The curriculum is divided into three parts comprising of genesis and historical development of human rights and contemporary issues, the international framework, mainly the UNO and the Indian context of human rights issues and institutions, values and ethics. Eminent scholars and domain experts are invited to address the students on the various topics in the curriculum, followed by interactive sessions. Educational trips to NHRC and NGOs within Delhi, case studies, workshops, seminars and panel discussions make the Course interactive and dynamic. Project submission and presentation by the students are prerequisite for the award of the certificate.

Entry Qualification: Class XII Examination

Duration: 3 months

Fee: Rs. 1500/-