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Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy

1. Centre Background: The University Grants Commission, New Delhi, vide its Lr. No. F.3-2/2007(SCT) dated 23rd February 2007, have sanctioned the Scheme for Establishment of Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy under the X Plan for five years for implementation at the University of Hyderabad. The Centre has the following objectives and functions:

2. Aims and Objectives:

Objectives:

  1. Conceptualizing discrimination, exclusion and inclusion based on caste/ethnicity and religion.
  2. Developing understanding of the nature and dynamics of discrimination and exclusion.
  3. Conceptualizing and problematizing discrimination, exclusion and inclusion.
  4. Developing an understanding of discrimination at the empirical level.
  5. Formulating policies for protecting the rights of these groups and eradicating the problem of exclusion and discrimination.

    Functions:

    The type of intellectual activities that the Centre will be engaged in includes:

  6. Teaching courses at the M. Phil levels, leading eventually to full-fledged M. Phil programmes in Social Exclusion Studies.
  7. Undertaking M.Phil and Ph.D supervision
  8. Collecting information on social Exclusion and building up a database.
  9. Carrying out detailed analyses based on the socio-economic data generated by government agencies.
  10. Organizing regularly conferences, seminars and symposia on the theme of Social Exclusion.
  11. Publishing regular the research finding of the Faculty and students.
  12. Organizing public lectures on the subject by eliminate scholars
  13. Reaching out to scholars, especially young scholars, in other universities and colleges through an active programme of inviting visiting faculty.
  14. Establishing links with civil Society Organization engaged in combating Social Exclusion.
  15. Short-term Orientation courses for political leaders, parliamentarians, government officials, trade unionists and media personalities.

3. Teaching and Research: The courses and syllabus which the Centre offers are:

  • SI 601-Processes of Exclusion and Social groups
  • SI 602-Social Exclusion : Theoretical Perspectives
  • SI 603-Research Methodology
  • SI 604-Advanced Theories (Anthropology)
  • SI 605-Advanced Theories (Sociology)
    Advanced Theories (Economics)
    Advanced Theories (History)
  • SI 606-Study Area

4. Areas of Research:

A) Education of Children of Scavenging Community, Dalit Movement in Andhra Pradesh, Rural Governance and Economic Reforms in AP. Media and Public sphere, dynamics of caste politics in India.
B) It includes in the fields of Gender, Disabled Studies, Dalits, Tribal's, and Children at high risk.

C) Primary education, community participation, policy studies and looking to explore mainly on the larger area of interest for research in issues related to tribal studies.

D) Social movements, Politics and Public Policy.

E) Different kinds of Exclusion like social, financial, health, educational and role of inclusive policy in this regard.

F) Child Labour (A socially excluded section in the society)
5. Emerging Research areas of focus: Trafficking a women, Girl Child and disabled children. Research in issues related to, Disabled Studies, Dalitsand tribal studies.

6. Programmes: M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes are introduced

7. Future Programmes:

  • Under taking research projects.
  • Organizing National and International conferences/workshops/seminars.
  • Publication of articles and books
  • Exchange of faculty to other Universities within India or abroad

8. Community Outreach and Networking: To Network with Research institutions, Universities and NGOs such as Centre for Dalit studies, Nandi Foundation, Centre for World Solidarity and the alike.

Contact Person

Prof. Y. A. Sudhakar Reddy

Director i/C
Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive policy
School of Social Sciences
University of Hyderabad
Hyderabad- 500046
 Phone: +91-40-23133752 (office); 
Fax: +91-40-2301 0147
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