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One-Week Orientation Programme


for Research Scholars and Teachers belonging to
Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Marginalised Groups


Objective of the course

The Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi is organizing a One-week Academic Orientation Programme during February 22–27, 2016 for research scholars and teachers belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and other Marginalised Groups. The programme is sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.

The objective of the programme is to build research capacities of scholars and faculty members belonging to SC/ST and marginalised groups in India. The programme is multi-disciplinary in nature that seeks to:

  1. refresh their theoretical knowledge and help to identify the issues and debates relating to their specific research areas and the contemporary issues on development and disparities;
  2. develop their skills and ability to undertake research on those issues with appropriate data and methodologies (quantitative and qualitative); and
  3. improve their research capacity on how to write and publish research papers in peer-reviewed social science journals.

The week long programme will consist of lectures, policy debates, group discussions, exposure to databases, research methods and hands-on exercises. There will be special lectures by reputed academicians on issues related to education, health, industry & employment, poverty, gender issues etc. with a specific focus on development and disparities.

Target Group and Selection Process

The young social science researchers and teachers from colleges, universities and research institutes belonging to any of the above social groups interested in pursuing research related to development and disparities would constitute the targeted audience of this programme. A batch consisting of 25–30 participants would be selected based on all India basis and their suitability. The participants will get free boarding and lodging facility in the campus hostel on twin-sharing basis. To and fro Three-tier AC train fare by the shortest route will be reimbursed.

Interested candidates may send their application in the prescribed format downloadable from ISID website (http://isid.org.in) along with a write-up of about 500 words, giving their area of research interest, through e-mail to trainprog@isid.org.in on or before January 05, 2016. Selected candidates will be intimated by 15th January 2016. Further details and programme updates can be found at: http://isid.org.in/trainprog.html.

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for Further details and programme updates contact

Programme Coordinator
Institute for Studies in Industrial Development
4 Institutional Area Phase II, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi - 110070 INDIA

Telephone: +91 11 2676 4601
Fax: +91 11 2612 2448
Email: trainprog@isid.org.in


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