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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

One Year Diploma in Gerontology 2010 -11: TISS,India

The Centre for Lifelong learning at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai announces one-year Diploma Programme in Gerontology 2010 -11

Duration: June 2010 to April 2011

The last day for receiving applications is the 30th May, 2010

Goals of the Diploma Programme in Gerontology

  • To prepare learners for interdisciplinary practice with older adults and their families while providing professional leadership in the field of Gerontology.
  • To generate a trained cadre of functionaries for effective intervention based on a Human Rights perspective for enhancingthe 'Quality of Life' of Older Adults

Objectives of the Diploma Programme in Gerontology

  • To offer a comprehensive interdisciplinary 'rights-based' perspective in the field of gerontology
  • To inculcate a holistic understanding of the biological, social, political and economic issues involved in working with Older Adults
  • To impart the necessary attitudes and skills for making effective interventions in the field of Gerontology

Duration of the Course:

One- year, Part-time, Evening Programme: 3 hours per day; Friday & Saturday only. A detailed outline of each Course is given below.

List of course and distribution of credits:

- Basic Course 1 Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 2: Health and Wellbeing I (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 3: Health and Wellbeing II (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 4: Policies, Programmes and Management of Services for Older Adults (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 5: Family Dynamics, Skills and Interventions (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 6: Collective Action, Advocacy and Networking ( 2 Credits)
- Basic Course 7: Developmental Interventions with Older Adults (2 Credits)
- Basic Course 8: Older Adults with Special Needs (2 Credits)
- SC I: Ageing and Media (2 Credits)
- SC II: Training for Human Resource Development (2 Credits)
- SC III: Creative Arts and Work with Older Adults (2 Credits)
- SC IV: The Professional Self (Non-Credit Compulsory Course (15 hours)
- Term Paper: Case Study of an Organisation (2 Credits)
- Field Practicum (Exposure Visits and Direct Field Work) (14 Credits)

Total: 38 Credits


  • A Bachelor's Degree (under10+2+3+ or 10+2+2+1) year bridge course pattern of study or any other pattern fulfilling the mandatory requirements of 15 years formal education), in any discipline and minimum age of 25 years. Priority would be given to those who are working in social work organisations.
  • Graduate in any discipline. Preference to be given to those with work experience in clinical, social and developmental settings.
  • All NGO personnel involved with geriatric services in fields such as health, mental health and education; administrators of human service organizations and corporate sector personnel.
  • The Course will cater to all who intend to branch out or initiate services for the elderly.
  • The Diploma Programme has an interdisciplinary focus and so it will invite those from medical, legal and financial backgrounds who wish to address issues of elderly and to audit specific subjects in particular.
  • 5 Seats will be reserved for candidates in the Age Group 55+

Work and Employment:

Gerontology is a growing and upcoming field thus after graduating the Course participants will be able to:

  • Engage in direct services
  • Initiate and sustain programmes and services for Older Adults
  • Be active members of inter-disciplinary teams working with Older Adults
  • Supervise and train field functionaries especially paraprofessionals and volunteers

Application of the Course inputs will be possible in all human service organisations: social agencies, medical and educational institutions as well as the whole gamut of initiatives for Older adults ranging from Institutional Care to Day Care Centres, Community-based interventions and Senior Citizens' Associations

Seletion Procedure:

Those satisfying the eligibility requirements will be called for an interview by the Selection Committee. The list of selected candidates will be notified on the institute Notice Board. The Institute does not take responsibility for information by post.

Candidates may make enquiries through:
Telephone: +91-22-2556 3289 (8 lines), Extn. 252 / 237.

Centre for Lifelong Learning,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088
Tel: 91-22-2552 5680
Web: www.tiss.edu

Email: nasreen_r@tiss.edu ; extramural@tiss.edu


Pallavi said...

We will like to add a note here reagrding the announcement made above. The classes for Diploma in Gerontology for the academic year 2010 - 2011 would be held on Fridays (5.30 pm to 8.30 pm) and Saturdays (10.00am to 6.00pm).

Pallavi said...

For updates and more information please visit the link to our blog www.centreforlifelonglearningtiss.blogspot.com

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