School of Livelihoods and Development

System Dynamics Course

Past Event


Mr Mihir Mathur taught a week long system dynamics course at Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Hyderabad, India. The course included introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics, causal loop diagram, ice berg, history of system dynamics, introduction to stocks & flows modeling and making small computer models. The 2 credit course was attended by over 50 students from school of Public Policy & Governance and Natural Resources & Governance of the institute. Students worked in groups to practice cases on causal loops, ice berg, stock flow models, mental simulations and storytelling. This workshop was part of the Basics and Advanced System Dynamics course introduced at TISS in collaboration with Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) early in 2016 and has since gained popularity attracting more students every year. The course remains a pioneering effort in field of social sciences academia in India.