Keeping in tune with Ambedkar University, Delhiā€™s (AUD) vision of setting up interdisciplinary and practice orientated domains/fields of enquiry and engagement, AUD in collaboration with PRADAN, a leading development sector agent, launched the MPhil programme in Development Practice (duration: 2 years; credits: 64; seats: 25) in August, 2012. In-house AUD Faculty, Visiting Faculty, and Field Guides from PRADAN have been working collaboratively to train the first batch of M.Phil students, both within the university setting and also during their field immersion in rural development practice. The plan is to offer to the country and to the developmental sector a cohort of 25 trained developmental professionals every year.