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Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy

Year of Establishment : 2008

Office Phone : +91-8669609094

Email : csseip@unigoa.ac.in

Preamble:

The CSSEIP, Goa University promotes interdisciplinary research on the varied forms of social marginality and exclusion in India. The aim of CSSEIP is to study the various aspects of social exclusion by creating awareness about the theme in various communities as well as creating a cadre of scholars and activists in the area of social exclusion. The objective is to create ideas and knowledge to facilitate an inclusive society.

Centre is primarily involved in research in the area of exclusion and discrimination experienced by marginalized communities, namely, Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Other Backward Castes, religious minorities and other socially excluded groups like physically and mentally disabled, AIDS patients, etc. The Centre has been involving in activities of empowering these groups by providing platform for advocacy and articulating their voices and concerns through organising seminars, workshops, symposia, lectures, etc. on related topics.

Thrust areas:


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


Faculty:

Name Designation Areas of Interest
Vijay M. GawasAssistant Professor

Other Information:


Publications: (Book)
Centre has published an anthology entitled Tribal Communities and the Exclusion-Inclusion Debate in India edited by Prof. Ganesha Somayaji, Head, Dept. of Sociology, Goa University (September, 2010).


Activities of the Centre
Ever since its inception, the Centre has undertaken the following activities:
Programmes organised
  • Workshop on ‘Caring for the Mentally Challenged' on 16th May 2008
  • National Seminar on ‘Including the Tribal communities in the Developmental Processes: Contemporary Concerns of an Old Debate' on 15-16th Jan. 2009.
  • National Seminar on `Inclusive Growth and the Marginalised' on 24 March, 2009.
  • Lecture on ‘Tackling Social Exclusion in Health, Education, Food Security: Learning from Venezuelan Experience' by Dr. Abhay Shukla on 9th March, 2010.
  • Lecture on ‘Inter-caste and Inter-faith Marriages: Aspects of Citizenship and Social Exclusion' by Dr. Megha Pansare on 13th March, 2010.
  • Workshop on ‘Social Exclusion of Tribals: Emerging Issues of Livelihood, Governance and Identity' on 18th March 2010
  • Symposium on ‘Globalization and the Grassroots: Issues of Development and Equity' on 23rd March, 2010.
  • Symposium on ‘Impressions of Goa: Mainstream, Margins and Media' on 31st March, 2010
  • A Lecture on ‘Social Exclusion Discourse in Medieval India' by Prof D. Sundaram on 12th April, 2010.
  • A Debate on ‘Should Caste be included in the Census?' on 13th July, 2010.
  • A presentation on ‘A Critical Study of Constitutional, Human and other Rights of Tribes in Goa' by Mr. Vijay M. Gawas, Lecturer-cum-Assistant Director, CSSEIP, GU on 21 July, 2010.
  • A symposium on ‘The Marginalized Voices in the Literature of Western Coastal India' on 7th September, 2010.
  • A Seminar on ‘Democracy and Social Exclusion: Some Paradoxes' by Dr. Ishwar Singh, Lecturer, CSSEIP, Goa University on 23rd December, 2010.
  • A lecture on ‘Religion and social responsibility' by Prof. M.D. Thomas on, 14th January, 2011 in association with Department of Philosophy, Goa University.
  • A seminar on ‘Dalit Movement in India: an Appraisal' by Dr. Sadanand B. Sugandhi, Lecturer-cum-Asst. Director, CSSEIP, Goa University on 19th Jan. 2011.
  • A workshop on ‘Socio-Economic Exclusion of Vendors: An Emerging Issue of Livelihood and Rights' on 31st March, 2011.
  • A Symposium on ‘Civil Society versus the State: Does it contribute to inclusive growth?' on 23rd August, 2011.M
  • A Symposium on ‘Whose News, Whose Views?: Democratic Aspirations & Challenges before Media' on 21st September, 2011.
  • A National Seminar on "Social Exclusion Discourse in the Thought of Phule, Ambedkar, Gandhi and Nehru" on 12 & 13th March, 2012.
  • Workshop on ‘Caring for the Mentally Challenged' on 16th May 2008.
  • National Seminar on ‘Including the Tribal communities in the Developmental Processes: Contemporary Concerns of an Old Debate' on 15-16th Jan. 2009.
  • National Seminar on `Inclusive Growth and the Marginalised' on 24 March, 2009.
  • Lecture on ‘Tackling Social Exclusion in Health, Education, Food Security: Learning from Venezuelan Experience' by Dr. Abhay Shukla on 9th March, 2010.
  • Lecture on ‘Inter-caste and Inter-faith Marriages: Aspects of Citizenship and Social Exclusion' by Dr. Megha Pansare on 13th March, 2010.
  • Workshop on ‘Social Exclusion of Tribals: Emerging Issues of Livelihood, Governance and Identity' on 18th March 2010
  • Symposium on ‘Globalization and the Grassroots: Issues of Development and Equity' on 23rd March, 2010.
  • Symposium on ‘Impressions of Goa: Mainstream, Margins and Media' on 31st March, 2010
  • A Lecture on ‘Social Exclusion Discourse in Medieval India' by Prof D. Sundaram on 12th April, 2010.
  • A Debate on ‘Should Caste be included in the Census?' on 13th July, 2010.
  • A presentation on ‘A Critical Study of Constitutional, Human and other Rights of Tribes in Goa' by Mr. Vijay M. Gawas, Lecturer-cum-Assistant Director, CSSEIP, GU on 21 July, 2010.
  • A symposium on ‘The Marginalized Voices in the Literature of Western Coastal India' on 7th September, 2010.
  • A Seminar on ‘Democracy and Social Exclusion: Some Paradoxes' by Dr. Ishwar Singh, Lecturer, CSSEIP, Goa University on 23rd December, 2010.
  • A lecture on ‘Religion and social responsibility' by Prof. M.D. Thomas on, 14th January, 2011 in association with Department of Philosophy, Goa University.
  • A seminar on ‘Dalit Movement in India: an Appraisal' by Dr. Sadanand B. Sugandhi, Lecturer-cum-Asst. Director, CSSEIP, Goa University on 19th Jan. 2011.
  • A workshop on ‘Socio-Economic Exclusion of Vendors: An Emerging Issue of Livelihood and Rights' on 31st March, 2011.
  • A Symposium on ‘Civil Society versus the State: Does it contribute to inclusive growth?' on 23rd August, 2011.
  • A Symposium on ‘Whose News, Whose Views?: Democratic Aspirations & Challenges before Media' on 21st September, 2011.
  • A National Seminar on "Social Exclusion Discourse in the Thought of Phule, Ambedkar, Gandhi and Nehru" on 12 & 13th March, 2012.