SNDT Women's University (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University)

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Department of Human Development, Juhu


Students belonging to the field of Human Development look at how people grow and how they form relationships throughout their lives. The field prepares professionals to meet the society- relevant challenges. They explore the dynamics between people within their families as well as those between families and the greater world.

A masters degree program in Human Development can be completed in two years and the program immerses students in the study of lifespan development, family systems, social policy, and the research process. On completion of this course; students often pursue careers in research, policy analysis, education and community outreach.

Our Goals

To acquaint students with the field of Human Development and prepare them to do outreach programmes, teaching, research and policy work.

=> To facilitate holistic personality development of students through opportunities for presenting scientific papers in seminars, conducting workshops, training programmes for teachers, life skill development for adolescents and interventions based on the psychosocial issues related to elderly.
=> To develop a scientific approach and knowledge about the process of research for R&D in early childhood related setups.
=> To equip students with entrepreneurship skills to establish Human Development Centres, NGOs, Child Guidance
Clinics, Day Care Centres, Creches, Children’s Activity Centres.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life by creating and disseminating knowledge through various intervention programmes about lifespan human development, relationships, families, and communities, all in their larger social contexts.

Courses Offered

=> Ph.D. in Human Development
=> Masters in Human Development
=> Masters’ in Early Childhood Education
=> P.G. Diploma in Early Childhood Education
=> Certificate course in Guidance and Counselling


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