About the Programme:
The Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability Management is designed to empower individuals, communities, and organizations to tackle critical global challenges. It focuses on the interdisciplinary perspective of the sustainability concepts and its inter-connectedness with different areas like development, geography, environmental policies, ethics, ecology, landscape architecture, city, and regional planning, economics, natural resources, sociology, etc.
It tries to highlight the importance of science and politics of climate change, poverty and development, corporate social responsibility, ethics, and the environment, and much more in the process of coming to understand the new and profoundly important field of research and work in Sustainability.
All courses are a combination of classroom sessions and mandatory 2/3 of the programme period as a field engagement/ placement/ internship component.
The classroom sessions will facilitate learning through participation in the forms of lectures, discussions, case studies, presentations, assignments, etc., to help students to understand the conceptual and theoretical clarity of the subject area. The field engagement will provide a possibility to see the linkages between the classroom inputs by highlighting the practical dimensions of the course. The insights that emerge from theories and hands-on practical experiences are aimed at making students conceptually strong and successful in the practice of the course and getting absorbed in employment setups.
The programme will be delivered in a modular structure that aims to address specific objectives. Each module would have a three-fold construct, with the following weights of credit hours:
- Academic Groundwork – 50%
- Industry perspective through casework, internships and guest speakers – 25%
- Field action work – 25%
It will cover the following Broad Thematic Areas –
- Sustainable Development
- Economics of Sustainable Development
- Government and Sustainability
- New Technology and Innovative Sustainability
- Approaches Toward a Sustainable Future
- Introduction to Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability
- Sustainability Tools: Foot-printing, Mapping, Auditing, and Activity Stream
- Sustainability: Life-Cycle Management and Assessment & Green Accounting
- Sustainability: Innovation & Green Marketing
- Organizational Culture and Stakeholder Engagement
- Organizational Design and Operations Management
- Developmental Economics and Compassionate Capitalism
Who should do this programme:
Young graduates/ developmental sector professionals/ industry experts who are keen to understand the inter-connectedness of global issues that impact the individuals, communities, society and organizations.
It has been designed for highly motivated individuals who want to take lead in promoting sustainable solutions for improving the quality of human life; develop creative solutions to address the current crisis in environmental sustainability; and facilitate efficient management of natural resources and human resources.
Why do this programme?
Studying Sustainability at TGU offers the tools to become an expert that engages with local culture, organizations, and sustainability driven businesses.
The course is academically grounded and highly participatory that will provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to critically engage with a range of strategies and tools for practical action and provide on-going capacity to work with others to co-create solutions to complex problems and contribute to a wider community of learning and practice.
Diverse career choices are open to students completing the PGDM in Sustainability Management as Environmental studies, Climate Change and Sustainability careers are part of a growing social sector that needs trained experts who are aware of the current global challenges and look forward to creating an eco-conscious society. With this diploma you can be part of various sectors from education to consulting, management and engineering.
Students also find their professional career in academic institutions pursuing inter-disciplinary research and teaching in sustainability studies; in civil and allied administrative services of the government; in development-facilitating organisations; in the corporate sector; in research consultancy firms; and in development journalism, etc.