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Tripura University

Brief Profile of the Department

Under 11th plan guidelines of the UGC, the Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy has been established in Tripura University in the month of April, 2008, with adequate infrastructure and necessary logistics. To make the Indian society truly egalitarian, the institution of higher learning need to address the issue of social exclusion and inclusion. The primary space where ‘Exclusion’ can be studied understood and first transcended are the Universities which, can and must act as a beacon for society. The UGC has therefore decided to support research on the issue of social exclusion which has theoretical as well policy importance. The focus of such research will be social exclusion related to dalits, tribals and religious minorities. The idea is to establish a teaching-cum-research centre in Tripura University to pursue this noble cause. The CSSEIP of Tripura University is one of the 35 of such centres established under 10th and 11th plan guidelines of the UGC.

Functions of the Centre:

The type of intellectual activities that the CSSEIP, Tripura University will be engaged in will include: Undertaking M.Phil and Ph.D Supervision in collaboration with other departments of the faculty Social Science and Humanities Collecting information on social exclusion and building up a Data base Carrying out detailed analysis based on the socio-economic data generated by government agencies Organizing regularly conference, seminar, symposia and workshops on the theme of social exclusion Publishing regularly the Research Findings of the Faculty and students Organizing public lecturer on the subject by eminent scholars Reaching out to scholars, especially young scholars in other universities and colleges through an active programme of inviting Visiting Faculty Establishing links with Civil Society Organizations engaged in combating Social Exclusion Short-term Orientation courses for political leaders, Parliamentarians, Government Officials, trade unionists and media personalities and subsequent generation of adequate literature on the issue, Teaching courses at the M. A and M. Phil levels, leading eventually to full-fledged M. Phil and even M. A programme in Social Exclusion studies.

Year of Establishment:

2008

Head of the Department:

Dr. K. N. Jena, Coordinator

Courses Offered:

Post Graduate Diploma In Tribal and Ethnic Study (PGDTES)

Intake Capacity:

15 (Fifteen)

Total NET Qualified Students:

Nil

Total Ph.D. awarded students:

Nil

Total Research Project Funding (Completed & Ongoing):

Research Activities: Academic and Action Research

  1. Academic Research on
    • Socially Excluded Groups
    • Displaced Groups
    • Social Development
    • Inclusive Policy/Strategies
    • Empowerment of Tribal and Ethnic Groups
    • Marginalised Sections
    • Religious Minorities
    • Dalits
    • OBC’s and SCs
  2. Action Research on
    • Extension Activities in the adjacent villages

Research Completed

Sl. No Name of the Research Topic
1 Role of NTFP in Financial Inclusion of Tribal Community
2 Informal Sector and Socially Excluded People: A Study on Beedi Workers of Tripura
3 An Evaluation Study on Government Funded Project for the Socially Excluded People
4 Status of Minority women in Tripura in the perspective of Human Right
5 Locating Dalit Movement in India: In Context of Inclusive Democracy
6 Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy in relation to Religious Minorities of Tripura (Muslims).
7 Detection of Non-Seismic Surface Geophysical Signatures and Tectonic Zones at Radiometric Level and Earthquake Disaster Management Planning For “Socially Excluded Groups” In the Hilly Villages of South Tripura District.
8 Spatial character analysis at radiometric spectral resolution (“8 bit” data sets) by soft computing: a geophysical study for eco-friendly sustainable planning in environmentally endangered rural areas around Rudrasagar Lake for “socially excluded groups”
9 Economic Inclusion of Tripura Tribe in to the Mainstream
10 Social Exclusion: A Theoretical Approach

Ongoing Research

Sl. No. Name of the Research Topic
1 Impact Of Madrassa for Social Inclusion Of Muslims In Tripura
2 Comparative Study On Socially Excluded People Of India And Bangladesh
3 Socio-Economic Condition Of Harijan In Tripura
4 Socio-Economic Condition Of Karbong Trible In Tripura
5 Life and Work of Thakur Prabhat Chandra Roy-A Socio political and literary study.
6 Dalit & Social Exclusion: A study on ST, SC, OBC, Minorities of Tripura.

Present Faculty position :

NameQualificationDesignationSpecializationContact
Dr. K. N. Jena M.A., Ph.D. Associate Professor Globalization and Development Studies email:
Dr. Rajesh Chatterjee M.A. and Ph.D. in Rural Development Lecturer-cum-Asst. Director Social Sectors and Rural Extension email: rajeshchatterjee[at]tripurauniv.in
Dr. Nanigopal Debnath M.Sc. (Econ), Ph.D. Lecturer-cum-Asst. Director Population Study Human Development Tribal Studies email: nanigdnath[at]tripurauniv.in

Syllabus for Various Courses Offered:

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Organized

  1. Panel discussion on 'Life & Philosophy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar ', 15th April, 2016
  2. 10-Day ICSSR Workshop on Research Methodology in Social Sciences, 20th - 29th November, 2012
  3. ICSSR-NERC Special Lecture cum Workshop on "Research in Social Science towards Social Inclusion" , 4th November, 2011
  4. Workshop cum Training Programme on Impact Study on Health related IEC Activities, 18th-19th November, 2011
  5. National Seminar on " Religio-Cultural Dynamics & Social Exclusion and Inclusion in India ", 25th April
  6. The centre had its first state level workshop involving faculty members of T.U and its affiliated colleges. The workshop was conducted with Prof. Ranju Rani Dhamela in the chair, Prof. Pabitra Sarkar, Ex-Vice-Chancellor, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, and addressed the august gathering.
  7. The Centre had its opportunity to host the visit of Prof. Sukhdeo Thorat, Hon’ble Chairman, UGC, New Delhi on 14th February, 2009, the occasion of opening of the new space of the centre
  8. The centre had its second workshop and sensitisation programme on social exclusion and Inclusion policy on 17th Feb. 2009. Dr. Narendra Kumar, Associated Prof., Centre for Minority and Dalit Studies. Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi was the key person of the programme.
  9. The centre has celebrated the birthday of Dr. B.R Ambedkar followed by a workshop on the life and philosophy of Ambedkar on 14th May, 2009, with the participation of faculty members and students of T.U.
  10. The centre had organised a micro workshop on the Dalits in India and Social Exclusion, Mrs. Deepmala, Senior Resrarch Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, had delivered a lecture on this issue.
  11. The centre under extension programme has organised an Institutional visit to I.C.A.R, Agartalla on 9th May, 2009 involving the faculty member and the students of Rural Management and development of T.U.
  12. Under Extension Activities, the centre is now actively engaged in forming SHGs in the adjacent villages of TU. To start with the centre is in the process of adopting one Panchayat named Khash Madhupur for developing capacity building of the people below the poverty line.
  13. The Centre had organised a seven days training programme on “PRA for Social Inclusion” with the participation of students from social sciences and humanities.

Address of Communication:

Centre for Study of Social Exlcusio and Inclusive Policy, Tripura University,
Library Building, Suryamaninagar

Laboratory Facilities:

Major equipments available (each over one lakh) Having full fledged Computer Lab with seven computers

Details of Research groups:

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Collaborations:

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Other Information (if any):

Data Bank and Archives:

  1. A Data Bank is being put into place by collecting critical inputs relating to socio-economic condition of people belonging to SC/ST and OBC in National and Regional Perspectives.

Documentation and Publication Cell:

  1. The centre has opened a Documentation and publication cell to carry out all publication related activities.