ACTIVITIES DURING 2013-14

The Northern Regional Centre has diversified its range of activities. During the financial year 2013-14, the ICSSR Northern Regional Centre besides providing partial financial assistance for seminars/conferences and study grantssupported a number of new programmes.

The Centre provided partial financial assistance for the following seminar/conferences:

I. SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

1. "Armed Forces(Special Powers)Act: Nation’s, People’s and Women’s Security"

Convener: Dr. Joseph Xavier, Executive Director, Indian Social Institute, New Delhi on 6th April 2013.

Themes

  • The need to understand AFSPA in terms of its complexity and variation, implementation and impact in Jammu and Kashmir and North East.
  • Citizenship rights premised on social justice and adhering to laws of the country without diluting the security of the nation.
  • The need to look for a way forward, reducing the crimes, ensuring security of the people and the nation.

Financial assistance: 1,00,000/-.


2. "Energy Security and India’s Foreign Policy".

Convener: Prof. GirijeshPant, Dean, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 22nd - 23rd April 2013.

Themes

  • Positioning India in the Emerging Dynamics of Global Energy Landscape.
  • Energy Security in India’s Strategic Partnership with USA, EU, Canada.
  • Energy Security Factor in Indian Foreign Policy relating to Africa and Latin America.
  • Energy Defining India’s Relations and Foreign Policy with Energy Rich Countries: Gulf, Central Asia and Russia.
  • India’s Energy Security and Neighbourhood Policy.
  • India’s Energy Security and Foreign Policy-The Critical gaps.

Financial assistance: 65,000/-.


3. "Declining Sex Ratio: Challenges and Strategies for Change"

Convener: Dr. (Mrs.) Sanjay, President, Institute for Environmental and Social Affairs, Jaipur, Rajasthan on 23rd April 2013.

Themes

  • Female foeticide and changing demographic structure.
  • Female foeticideand changing martial norms and prospects.
  • Impact on girl child psyche and social development.
  • Female foeticide: changing inter-personal relations in family and society.

Financial assistance: 50,000/-.


4. "Indian Democracy: Challenges and Prospects":

Convener: Dr. GeetaGoswami, President, RME SamudaiBalVikas Society, New Delhi on 17th May 2013.

Themes

  • Indian democratic traditions and the challenges before Indian democracy today.
  • Subaltern Politics in India and the success and failures of identity politics.
  • Corruption: The monstrous challenge before Indian democracy: the ways to root it out.
  • Electoral reforms: what needs to be done to save the Republic
  • Media: The fourth pillar of democracy in question.

Financial assistance: 50,000/-.


5. "Awareness about Gender Sensitization among Post-Graduate Male and Female Students in Colleges.

Convener: Dr. Meera Shukla, Principal, Smt. Kamla Ram Udit Degree College, Amethi, U.P. from 28th -30th April 2013.

Themes

  • Gender sensitization: Need to curb hostile behavior among young male students.
  • Attitudinal changes among young male students towards female students-A Sociological approach.
  • Rising incidence of teasing and harassment of women in current scenario-Causes and remedies.
  • Rape and teasing-Legal provisions.
  • Physical Training: A means to empower women.
  • Sex Education in Higher Education.
  • Changing patterns of sexual attacks on women by men

Financial assistance: 75,000/-.


6. "Child Rights and Child Labour".

Convener: Ms. Bina Jain, President, All India Women’s Conference, New Delhi on 25th July 2013.

Themes

  • Concept of Child Rights.
  • Implementation of Child Rights in the Indian Social Context.
  • Magnitude of Child Labour in india and Challenges faced by Government and NGOs in rehabilitating such children.
  • Policy Process

Financial assistance: 75,000/-.


7. "Rural Development : NREGA, RIT & RTE".

Convener: Dr. SanjulaThanvi, Director, SurajSansthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan on 31st August 2013.

Themes

  • Rural Development.
  • Implementation & status of NREGA, RTI & RTE.
  • Rural Development v/s NREGA.
  • Rural Development v/s Right to Information
  • Rural Development v/s Right to Education
  • Challenges in Implementation
  • Role of Government & NGO

Financial assistance: 65,000/-.


8. "New Social Movements in the era of Globalization".

Convener: Dr. Pramod Kumar Singh, Chairman, Institute for Social Science Research, Allahabad from 7th -8th September 2013.

Themes

  • A Theoretical Analysis of New Social Movements.
  • Issues and Concerns of New Social Movements in the Era of Globalization.
  • Formulating Agencies or Bodies of New Social Movements.
  • Governmental Attitudes and Policies towards New Social Movements.
  • A Discussion on the Effects of New Social Movements in the Era of Globalization.

Financial assistance: 1,00,000/-.


9. "Indian Economic Growth in Regional Framework"

Convener: Prof. Shri Prakash, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Nodia, U.P. from 28th -29th September 2013.

Themes

  • Industrial Development of States
  • Agriculture Development of States
  • Fiscal Deficit of States
  • Environmental Issues
  • FDI and FII in States

Financial assistance: 1,40,000/-.


10. "India’s Foreign Policy: Diplomatic Break Throughs and Critical Gaps"

by Prof. ChintamaniMahapatra, Chairman, Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 7th -9th October 2013.

Themes

  • India and the Great Powers: Changing Equations.
  • India in the Asia Pacific: Economic & Security Challenges.
  • Political Upheavals in West Asia: Challenges for India.
  • Emerging Role of India in Africa: High Aspiration, Inadequate Performance.
  • India’s Engagement in Latin America: Late Beginning, Slow Pace.
  • Sea-based threats to India: Indian Ocean, South China Sea.
  • Smaller Neighbours: Adjustments and Accommodation.

Financial assistance: 1, 50,000/-.


11. "Challenges to State Administration: Experience in India and Possible Solutions thereof".

Convener: Dr. Ashok RanjanBasu, Research Group of International Political Science Organization at IIPA, NewDelhi on20thOctober 2013.

Themes

  • Problems of State Administration and their possible solution
  • Geo-Physical Climatic Complexities
  • Linguistics Paradoxes
  • Anthropology of Administrative Systems
  • Psychological peculiarity of state
    • Population Explosion
    • Corruption-Control of and at various dimensions
    • Fetus killing, remedies to restrain people atKhap Panchayats
    • Practices: Untouchability
    • Honour Killing

Financial assistance: 50,000/-.


12. "Communalism and Challenges to Indian Democracy".

Convener: Abhay Pratap Singh, Director, Institute for Social Development, Udaipur, Rajasthan on 18th October 2013.

Themes

  • The history of communalism in India.
  • Two nation theory and the genesis of communalism.
  • The different faces of communalism in India: Challenges to the secular state.
  • Communal approaches in various government agencies: Challenges to the Republic.
  • The ways to contain communalism in India: The task ahead.

Financial assistance: .1,00,000/-.


13. "Contested Terrains: City, Citizenship and Inequalities in Emerging India".

Convener: Prof. S.S. Jodhka, Centre for the Study of Social System, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 18th October 2013.

Financial assistance: .1,00,000/-.


14. "Making Democratic Governance Work: Reinventing Public Service in India".

Convener: Prof. RumkiBasu, Department of Political Science, JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi from 5th -6th November 2013.

Themes

  • Good Governance and political leadership
  • Reforms in Infrastructure
  • Social Sectors and Urban civic service delivery systems in the post globalized era

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


15. "Diaspora and India’s Foreign Policy and National Security".

Convener: Prof. Ajay Dubey, President, Organization for Diaspora Initiatives, New Delhi from 6th -7th November 2013.

Themes

  • Diaspora and Foreign Policy of India
  • Diaspora as a Strategic Asset
  • Diaspora and Terrorism
  • Diaspora and National Security
  • Linkages of India’s Foreign Policy and Diaspora

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


16. "India-Indonesia Cultural Relation: A Legacy of Intimate Encounters".

Convener: Dr. Gautam Kumar Jha, Centre for Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies, School of Languages and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 18th -20th November 2013.

Themes

  • India asa source of spiritualism for Indonesians.
  • Communalities in Indic and Indonesian social systems.
  • Commonalities and Differences in Indian-Indonesian Islam.
  • Hinduism (Shaivism + Buddhism) Tantrism in Indonesia.
  • India-Indonesia Economic and Strategic cooperation.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


17. "Caste, Religion and Reservation (with Special Focus on Dalit Muslims and Dalit Christians".

Convener: Dr.PadmanabhSamarendra, Dr. K.R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi from 19th -20th November 2013.

Themes

  • Caste and Religion: Conceptual Dimension.
  • Caste and Religion: Ethnographic Instances.
  • Contesting Caste, Contesting Religion.
  • Reservation for the Scheduled Caste: Historical Development.
  • Reservation for the Scheduled Caste: Case of the Dalit Muslims and Dalit Christians.
  • Reservation for the Marginalized: Alternative Strategies.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


18."Social Inclusion on Social Work Development for Social Development".

Convener: Shri Ajay Gujar, Bansur P.G. Mahavidhyalaya, Bansur, Alwar on 5th December 2013.

Convener: Prof. Ajay Dubey, President, Organization for Diaspora Initiatives, New Delhi from 6th -7th November 2013.

Themes

  • Social work and Millennium Development goals.
  • Inclusion of Socially Excluded persons, groups and regions in Social work.
  • Support of the national, state and local governments to promote social work.
  • Role of NGOs, local institutions and self-help Groups in the management of Social Work.

Financial assistance:. 1,00,000/-.


19."Locked in Growth Patterns Rethinking Land, Water & Disasters for the post 2015 Development Agenda for the Asia Pacific".

Convener:Prof. Amita Singh, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 9th December 2013.

Convener: Prof. Ajay Dubey, President, Organization for Diaspora Initiatives, New Delhi from 6th -7th November 2013.

Themes

  • Disaster Mitigation: Prevention & Control
  • Law & Disaster Management
  • Land Management & Sustainable Human Development
  • River Catchment & Coastal Zone Development

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


20."Black Economy in India, its Global Dimensions and Impact on Policies".

Convener: Prof. Arun Kumar, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 9th-11th December 2013.

Themes

  • Policy Failure and Black Economy.
  • Black Economy and its Global Dimensions.
  • Illegalities across sectors.
  • Remedies and Policy Reforms.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


21."Addressing Multiple Exclusions".

Convener:Dr. Vinita Chandra, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi from 6th -11th January 2014.

Themes

  • Caste and Exclusion.
  • Gender and Exclusion.
  • Tribes and Exclusion.
  • Religious Minorities and Exclusion.
  • Childhood and Exclusion.
  • Disability and Exclusion.
  • Development and Exclusion.
  • Education and Exclusion
  • Technology and Exclusion
  • Democracy and Inclusion

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


22."Contemporary Methodological Issues in Political Theory".

Convener: Prof. VidhuVerma, Centre for Political Science, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 9th -10thJanuary 2014.

Themes

  • Methodological Challenges in Political Theory.
  • Democracy, Power & Resistance in the Global Age.
  • Political Theory: Foundings, Inheritance and Critique.
  • Public Deliberation, Public Culture.
  • Borderlands, life-worlds and Troubled ‘Peripheries’.
  • Sacred or Secular: Politics, Policy, Practice in Liberal Democracies.
  • At Political Crossroads: Caste, Gender and Justice.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


23."Caste Based Politics in India".

Convener:Shri M.K. Otani, Secretary, S.M.B. National Institute for Rural DevelopmentManagement and Technology, Dehradun (Uttrakhand) on 14th January 2014.

Themes

  • Caste and Political Power.
  • Caste Politics in Flux.
  • Caste Based Mobilization.
  • Connection between Caste and Class.

Financial assistance:. 1,40,000/-.


24."Challenges of Right to Education."

Convener: Shri Lama JamyangLosal, President, Himalayan DarshanShodhSansthan, District Uttarkashi, (Uttarakhand) on 15th January 2014.

Themes

  • About RTE Act
  • Implementation status of RTE
  • Challenges in Implementation
  • Strategies in RTE
  • Role of NGO in RTE
  • Role of Private Schools

Financial assistance:. 75,000/-.


25. “Indian Small Farmers and Agrarian Change”.

Convener: Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, Vice-President, AbushishGraminSewaSansthan, Pansheelnagar from 20th -21st January 2014.

Themes

  • Are Small Farmers Prepared for Super Markets?
    • Small farmers and agrarian structure, poverty, depeasantisation.
    • Crop mix and farm size productivity of small farmers.
    • Small hubs, value chain, credit, producer associations.
    • Can small farmers have food sovereignty?
      • Control of agricultural community overland, water and agricultural bio-diversity.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


26.“Power: Contestations and Perspectives”.

Convener: Dr. Ashok Acharya, Department Political Science, University of Delhi, Delhifrom 31st January-1st February 2014.

Themes

  • Power: State and Resistant.
  • Power and Culture: Language, Erotica, Sexuality, Cyber space and Art.
  • Power and Pedagogy.
  • Power in theory.

27. “Communal Violence in India: Post Independence Scenario’’.

Convener:Dr.Ujjwal Kumar Project Director, Council for Social Development, New Delhi from 3rd -4th February 2014.

Themes

  • Technology and changing ‘habits of minds’.
  • The Changing nature of work life.
  • Media representations of reality.
  • Restructuring of time and space and its impact on adjustment.
  • Changes in the cultural landscape.
  • Transformation of physical and psychological territories.
  • Co-existence of affluence and poverty
  • Social networking and its impact on the psyche.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


28. “Making Sense of 2014 Indian Election: Who Wins, Who loses”.

Convener: Prof. Mohammed BadrulAlam, Head, Department of Political Science, JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi on 4th February 2014.

Themes

  • Situating Indian Democracy
  • Political Journalists Round Table
  • Better Ground 2014

Financial assistance:. 1,35,000/-.


29. “Communal Politics and Threats to Indian Society and Polity”.

Convener:Dr.SujataMathur, Head, Dept. of Sociology, Mahatma Gandhi Degree College, Kanpur (U.P.)on12th February 2014.

Themes

  • The birth of Communal Politics in India: Reasons and sources.
  • The Indian National Congress: Flight against Communal Forces Myths and Reality.
  • Communal Violence and Threats to democracy.
  • Communal Politics in India and Dangers to Indian Society.
  • Communal Politics and Threats to History and Common Culture of India.
  • Communalism and Secularism: The fight for democratic and ethos Communal Violence in India: Role of Media

Financial assistance:. 75,000/-.


30. “Beyond ‘Man’: Monsters, Mutants, and Lonely Machines”.

Convener: Prof. Makarand R. Paranjape, Chairperson, Centre for English Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, JNU from 20th -23rd February 2014.

Themes

  • Technicity
  • Subjectivity
  • Post Human Destinies
  • Marginality

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


31. “Violation of Human Rights; Agony of Mine Workers in Rajasthan”.

Convener: Shri Man Mohan Sharma, President,Shiv ShikshanSansthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan on 22nd February 2014.

Themes

  • Human Rights of Mine Worker.
  • Role of Women in Mining.
  • Mining and Law.
  • Mining and Health etc

Financial assistance:. 1,19,500/-.


32. “Industrial Development in India: Relevance to Global Scenario and Challenges”

by Shri RavindraPratap Singh, Head, Shri Ram College of Law, Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) from 22nd -23rd February 2014.

Themes

  • Industrial Development & FDI
  • Legal Framework & Govt. Policies for Industrial Development

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


33. “Public Private Partnership in Education”.

Convener:Dr.Anuradha Banerjee, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 24th February 2014.

Themes

  • Right to Education Issues
  • Access of Elementary Education
  • Infrastructure Situation of Education
  • Quality Component
  • Public-Private Partnership Concerns

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


34. “Public Service Delivery System in India-Emerging Issues, Challenges and Prospects”.

Convener: Dr. Inderjeet Singh Sodhi, Head, Department of Public Administration, St. Wilfred’s P.G. College, Jaipur (Rajasthan) in the 3rd Week of February 2014.

Themes

  • Good Governance and Effective Public Service Delivery: Proposals for Civil Service Reform.
  • Administrative Reforms: Building support for programmes.
  • Initiatives and Innovations in Public Service Delivery.
  • Impacts of Fiscal Austerity and Cutback on Public Service Delivery.
  • Public Service Quality and Citizens’ Satisfaction with and Trust in Government.
  • Impacts of Increasing Public Expectation on Public Service Delivery and Citizen Satisfaction.
  • Measurements of Public Service Delivery Simplifying process delivery through e-governance: Spreading networks.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


35. “Crafts in India: Survival and Sustenance”.

Convener: Dr. Varsha Joshi, Associate Professor, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur (Rajasthan) from 26th -27thFebruary 2014.

Themes

  • Status of Crafts in India
  • Socio-Economic conditions of artisans
  • Changes in Craft
  • Role of State and NGO’s in protecting crafts and Artisans
  • Survival vs Sustenance
  • Crafts and Market
  • Crafts and Biodiversity

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


36. “Applied Anthropology: Paradigm Shift and Challenges”.

Convener: Prof. Roumi Deb, Assistant Director, Amity Institute of Anthropology to be held from 3rd- 4th March 2014.

Themes

  • Applied Physical Anthropology
    • Population Genomics
    • Immunogenetics
    • Genome Diversity and Evolution
    • Medical Genetics
    • Ethics in Medical Research
    • Physiological Anthropology
    • Forensics & Criminology
    • Applied Socio-Cultural Anthropology
      • Cultural Ecology and Health
      • Globalization, Urbanization and Migration
      • Bio-Social Issues in Health
      • Tribal Health and Welfare
      • Archaeology and Recent Findings
      • Statistical Methods and Techniques in Life/Social Sciences

Financial assistance:. 75,000/-.


37. “Pharmaceutical Policies in India: Balancing Industrial and Public Health”.

Convener: Prof. Dinesh Abrol, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi from3rd -7th March 2014.

Themes

  • Access to medicines from the view point of public health perspective: a) availability, affordability, rationality and quality; b) Access to Medicines II. Financing, Competition, Pricing& Reimbursement and Public Procurement; c) Market Structure, Production and Promotion of Drug Pharmaceuticals; d) Investment in Drugs and Pharmaceuticals: Foreign and Domestic; e) Pharmaceutical R&D and Innovation: System and Strategy; f) Pharmaceutical Innovation: R&D and Innovation Financing and Intellectual Property.
  • i)Pharmaceutical Policies in India: which way are we headed?; ii) Drug Pricing: Implications of DPCO, 2013 iii) Foreign Investment in Pharmaceuticals: Boon or bane?; iv) Patents and Medicines: Are TRIPS flexibilities adequate?; v) Changing Pharmaceutical Industrial and Market Structure; vi) R &D in Pharmaceuticals: Why neglected diseases remain neglected?; vii) New Vaccines, Bio-similarities: Its introduction into EPI appropriate & cost-effective?; viii) Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) : The Lost Advantage?; ix) Enabling Industrial Policy Framework.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


38. “Human Rights in the Twenty First Century-Issues and Challenges’’.

Convener: Dr. Manoj Kumar, Department of Political Science, P.G. BansurMahavidhyalaya, Bansur, Alwar on 4th March 2014.

Themes

  • Human Trafficking
  • Civil Liberties and National Security
  • Right to privacy in the Digital Age
  • Rights Implication of unique identification number

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


39. “Political Ideas and Democratic Politics in India”.

Convener: Prof.Anupama Roy, Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi from6th -8th March 2014.

Themes

  • Freedom Authority and Radical Politics.
  • Public Policy and Democratic Politics.
  • Law, State and Religion.
  • Idioms of Modern Politics.
  • Contested Spaces and Movements of Resistance.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


40. "Health and Humanities: Interactions in Colonial and Post-Colonial India”.

Convener:Prof. Mohan Rao, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhiheld on 11th March 2014.

Themes

  • Public Health Governance in Post-1947 India.
  • Women’s Health in Colonial Bengal.
  • Indentured Labour and Health; Madness in Colonial North India.
  • Contemporary Histories of Coercive Family Planning Measures in Delhi and Maharashtra; Contemporary History of Communication Strategies in Family Planning in Post-Independent India.
  • A Contemporary History of Charitable Hospitals in Delhi.

Financial assistance:.38,250/-.


41. “Social Change in Contemporary India: Psychological Dimensions and Social Response”.

Convener: Dr. Mahesh K. Darolia, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Science, Sri Aurobindo College (E), New Delhi from 21st -22nd March 2014.

Themes

  • Technology and changing ‘habits of minds’.
  • The Changing nature of work life.
  • Media representations of reality.
  • Restructuring of time and space and its impact on adjustment.
  • Changes in the cultural landscape.
  • Transformation of physical and psychological territories.
  • Co-existence of affluence and poverty
  • Social networking and its impact on the psyche.

Financial assistance:.1,50,000/-.


42. “Indo-African Relations Emerging Dimensions, Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century”.

Convener: Dr. Sanjay Lodha, Dean, Post Graduate Studies, Mohan LalSukhadia University, Udaipur from 23rd -24thMarch 2014.

Themes

  • Indo-African Political, Diplomatic Relations in the post-cold war period.
  • Indo-African Economic Relations.
  • Capacity Building Activities between India and the African Countries.
  • Opportunities and Challenges in Sectorial Cooperation.
  • Indian Diaspora as heritage resources in Indo-African Relation.

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.


43. Research Writing Workshop.

Convener:Prof. Purnima Singh, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, HauzKhas, New Delhi from 28th 29th March 2014.

Themes

  • Developing a Research Idea
  • Writing style
  • Ethics of Research Writing
  • Referencing and Indexing

Financial assistance:. 1,50,000/-.

II. Second Northern Regional Social Science Congress
ICSSR- Northern Regional Centre, New Delhi, in collaboration with Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow, is organizing Second Northern Regional Social Science Congress at Lucknow from 27thFebruary-1 March 2014.

Themes

  • Group Inequalities, Marginalization.
  • Environment, Ecology and Sustainability.
  • State, Market and Globalization.
  • Urbanization, Migration and Informal Sector.
  • Public Policies and Institutional Change.
  • Democracy and Representation.
  • Gender, Culture and Power.
  • Rural Society and Agrarian Change.
  • Environment: The Regional Context.

Financial assistance: .10,80,000/-.

III.         Lecture
“Public Sphere and Morality in India” delivered by Prof. Bhikhu Parekh and organized by Prof. Bhagwan Josh, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on8th January 2014 ( 30,000/-).
IV.         Research Methodology
1. “Awareness Program and Research Methodology for Registered Research Scholars in Social Sciences”.

Convener: Mr. Matloob Ali Khan, Organizing Secretary, Ranganathan Society for Social Welfare and Library Development, Greater Noida, U.P. from 12th -14th April 2013.

Themes

  • Basics of Research.
  • Research Methodology.
  • Elements of research.
  • SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences).
  • Design and developments of tools.

Financial assistance: .1,00,000/-.

2. Research Methodology Course in Social Science under Special Component Plan for SC/ST Ph.D. Students.

Convener: Dr.SubhashAnandfrom 26th December 2013 -1st January 2014.

Themes

  • Research Design
  • Formulation of Hypothesis
  • Sources and Tools o Data Collection
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Survey Methods and Sampling
  • Interview, Observation, Case Study
  • Participatory Research
  • Application of Statistical Methods and Techniques
  • SPSS
  • GIS Mapping
  • Remote Sensing based Research
  • Cartographic Research

Financial assistance: . 3.00 Lakhs.

V.        Capacity Building Programme
1. Programme on Capacity Building approved by ICSSR, organized by the Centre in collaboration with Pt. Ravi Shankar University, Raipur (Chattisgarh) in July 2013. Convener: Prof. R. Prasad

Financial assistance: . 3.00 Lakhs.

2. Orientation Programmeof the ICSSR--NRC for Research Scholars and Faculty Members belonging to SC and other Marginalized Groups. The Centre requested Prof. VidhuVerma, Centre for Study of Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi to organize an Orientation Progamme on Social Exclusion and Liberal Democracy from 17th July -21st July 2013.

Themes

  • Methodological Challenges for Studying Social Exclusion
  • Political Exclusion and Domination
  • The Ethics of Identity: Caste, Tribe and Nation
  • Gender, Development and Social Exclusion
  • Perspective on Education and Exclusion
  • Religious Minorities and Social Exclusion
  • Class, Caste and Social Exclusion
  • Studying Community, Corporates and Public Policy

Financial assistance: . 4.00 Lakhs.

VI.         Study Grant
1‘Impact Water Resources on Agricultural Development in Sagar District’.

Awarded to Ms. GarimaMalviya, Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh.

2. Title of Study: ”A Sociological Analysis of Birhor Tribe’s Socio-Economic Status”.

Awarded to Ms. RanjanaKumari, Department of Sociology, Pr. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Madhya Pradesh.

3.“Cultural Capital and Pedagogic Communication: A comparative Study of Alternative Schools and Mainstream Education System”.

Awarded toMr. BishnuPratap Mishra, Department of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

VII.         First & Second Congress Short list papers

The Centre organized the Second Northern Regional Social Science Congress at Giri Institute of Development Studies held at Lucknow from 27th February - 1st March 2014.

The Centre organized the First Northern Regional Social Science Congress at Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur from 3rd April 2013 -5th April 2013. M/s Rawat Publication, Jaipur will bring out the edited volume shortly.

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