The most significant achievement of the centre has been the introduction of a Masters Degree course in Conflict Management & Development and Ph.D. Program in Peace Research. Along with a One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Conflict Management and Development sanctioned initially by the UGC under its Scheme of Innovative Programmes in Interdisciplinary & Emerging Areas, the MCPR also hosts short-term certificate programs for academics and peace workers.
The MA/PG Diploma course in "Conflict Management and Development" offers a state of the art opportunity for students and practitioners from diverse fields concerned with peace, security and community development. Assisted by highly trained faculty from within and outside the country, this unique course takes the students through the process of analyzing the links between development, peace, faith and security in our increasingly globalized world. Students will develop important conflict management knowledge and skills that are increasingly sought to transform conflicts towards positive social change. The main objective of the course is to equip the students with field work skills to analyze and handle today's conflicts and to engage with peace building and conflict prevention as both critical pedagogy and active vocation.
Name of Course||
Peace Research ||
As per UGC Norm|
Conflict Management and Development ||
PG Diploma ||
Conflict Management and Development||
Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (One Paper) ||
MOOCs Programme (proposed)||
Religion, Conflict and Globalization||
Our teaching programs have also attracted students from Europe and the United States - a rarity in social sciences courses. The list includes: Sarah Fiske Phillips, Abigail Brynn Long, USA, Kati Ritcher, Germany, Lilian Maristany Dorca, Spain, Leon Suchocki, Poland, Fausto Aarya De Santis, Italy, Luis Felipe Perez Torner, Mexico.
The Malaviya Centre for Pace Research intends to float a four credit foundational course on "Religion, Conflict and Globalization" under MOOCs program designed to meet the needs of religious leaders, development community and peace activists. This innovative program will provide a cross-cultural understanding about the possibilities of using religious and cultural understanding as a tool of conflict resolution.