Indian Perspectives on Peace and Conflict BGP-002

By Dr. Purnendu Tripathi   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University

The Programme, is focused on the understanding of peace and conflict resolution, to deal with conflict in the society particularly in Gandhian perspective.

The giant strides man has made in science and technology have failed to engender peace of mind in the individuals, harmony in society, and peace among nations; nor have they helped in liquidating poverty, ignorance, and exploitation. Global warming and climate change, a direct consequence of destructive use of nature, threatens the very survival of the biosphere. Man has become a victim of his own creation.

Many thinkers and activists, in the world today, have begun to turn to the life, thoughts and methods of Mahatma Gandhi to look for solutions for above mention. Activists and thinkers of younger generation in the world are looking to the alternative path that Gandhi showed in the hope that his message and mission are of crucial significance to the survival of mankind.

The programme you are going to pursue develops these objectives. We are sure you will be benefitted and be better prepared for contribution towards peace in the society at large.

Learners enrolled: 232


Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 30 Nov 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate

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    Block-I Sources and Patterns of Peace/Conflicts

    Unit-1 Legacy of Ideas on Peace (From Scriptures to Saints)

    Unit-2 Evolution of Peace Movements

    Unit-3 Social Structures (Caste and Religion)

    Unit-4 Family and Community

    Block-II Economic Bases

    Unit-5 Economic Disparities and Marginalisation

    Unit-6  Rural – Urban Divide 

    Unit-7 Quality of Life

    Unit-8 Access to Natural Resources

    Block-III Responses to Conflict

    Unit-9 People Responses: Confrontation/Conciliation

    Unit-10 Role of State and Rule of Law 

    Unit-11 Use of Physical Force – Moral/Persuasion

    Unit-12 Role of International Bodies – Governmental and Non-Governmental 

    Block-IV Issues, Concerns and Prospects 

    Unit-13 Inter and Intra - State Conflicts

    Unit-14 Ethnic Conflicts

    Unit-15 Recourse to Violence and Extremism

    Unit-16 Towards Peace and Harmony



    Dr. Purnendu Tripathi

    Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Dr. Purnendu Tripathi, is doctorate in Business Administration and International Fellow (2009) from Open University Business School (OUBS), Open University UK. He is one of the Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Technology Enabled Student Support Services (IJTESSS) and has so far published ten (10) books in the areas of Educational Marketing, Interactive Technology Environments, Technology Enhanced Learning, Transnational Learning & Technologically enabled Environments, Technological Adaptability and Transnational Learning, Transnational Higher Education, Administration, Policy and Leadership in Higher Education, Technology Centric Strategies in Higher Education Administration, Marketing Initiatives for Sustainable Education Development etc. Besides, many research papers and book chapters under his credit, he has also presented research papers in the international conferences organized at Canada, UK, Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain etc. He had undertaken faculty assignment (2006-09) at Arab Open University, Saudi Arabia teaching graduate students OUBS accredited courses in business administration. His current research interests are Organizational Development, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Higher Education marketing and Technology enabled Learning and student support. In IGNOU, presently he is posted at RSD/ VCO as deputy director working in the domain of student support in ODL and online mode of learning.