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Updated on 09 Sep, 2019


RESEARCH ACTIVITIES       
The School has been taking up various activities to strengthen and encourage research activities.
  • The School offers Ph.D programmes in all of its disciplines
  • The School also has M.Phil programme in Economics and Sociology
  • The School also organizes a number of National and International Conferences and Seminars
  • The faculty of the School has presented a large number of research papers in various conferences and seminars in India and overseas.
  • The faculty members of the schools also contribute to a number of research publications in books and journals.
 
RESEARCH PROJECTS:
The faculty of the School is engaged in a number of important research projects funded by institutions of higher learning. The followings are some of the faculty members taking up important research projects:
 
Dr.Rabindra Kumar: Dr.Rabindra Kumar has successfully completed the following two projects:
  1. The Post Liberalization Rural Transformation: A case study of Rural Society of Bihar, sponsored by ICSSR
  2. Design and Development of Certificate Programme on Life and Thought of B.R.Ambedkar, sponsored by Dr.Ambedkar Foundation,Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, on the occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Babasahed Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.
Dr. P Venkatramana: Dr. P Venkatramana has successfully completed the following project:
  1. Prevalence of obesity and its association with blood pressure and blood glucose level
 
 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES (Talks/Lectures, Seminars, Conferences etc):
 
Sociology: In May, 2017, the discipline of Sociology had organized a lecture on ‘Climate Movements: Challenges for Theory?’ The resource person was Dr.J.Goodman who is an Associate Professor in Social and Political Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UTS (FASS). Dr.Goodman’s paper seeks to address the implications of climate movement for social movement theory. To what extent do climate movements challenge the received models of investigating and interpreting social movements? How far does climate-changed society produce new types of social movement, with new horizons and scope, and with new transformative power? Or are we seeing 'more of the same'?​
 
Library & Information Science:The Faculty of LIS organized two lectures on 10th August 2017 and 5th September 2017 respectively. The first lecture was entitled Resource Discovery: Open Access to Resources and Data by Dr. Usha Mujoo- Munshi, Librarian Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. Open Access (OA) is the trend in publishing in view of the escalating cots of primary journals. The logic behind open access is that one should not be asked to pay for viewing and knowing results of public funded research. Dr. Munshi dealt extensively on the various modes of open access. She also gave examples of such resources inviting discussions and questions on the topic.
The lecture on 5th September Scholarly Journal and its Growing Avatars by Dr. G.Mahesh, Principal Scientist, National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources presented the latest trend in the forms and formats of scholarly journals starting with the history and later developments in the subject.  In an interactive session with full participant involvement, the discussion covered quality, and use of media in journal publishing. Role of UGC and ISSN assigning body was also debated.
 
Public Administration: In April, 2017, the discipline of Public Administration had organized a lecture on ‘Communication Skills’. The resource person was Mr.Manish Jain who is assistant professor in NCERT, New Delhi. The presentation was concentrated how one can develop good communication skills at workplace. 
 
Political Science: On 7th July, 2017, the discipline of Political Science had organized a talk on ‘Mobilizing the Marginalized: Dalit movement and parties’. The resource person was Dr.Amit Ahuja, associate professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. The talk dealt with different patterns of marginalization of Dalits by movements and parties in UP, Bihar, Tamil Naidu and Maharastra
 
Psychology:     
  1. A session on “Harnessing the Potential of Generation ‘Y’” was organized by Discipline of Psychology on 11th July, 2016. The resource person invited was Mr. Clifford D’Silva, Director, Goa Institute of Counselling, Goa.
  2. The Discipline of Psychology organized a talk by Dr. Jayanti Dutta, a reputed psychologists in Delhi, on the topic “Overcoming Depression: The common cold of modern life” on 7th October, 2016.