10-Day workshop on research Methodology at TISS
- Last Date : February 28, 2013 -

Tata Institute Of Social Sciences TISS Logo

Organised by
Centre for the Studies of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Supported by
Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) New Delhi

The Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies, TISS proposes to conduct a 10-Day workshop on research Methodology from 18th to 28th March, 2013 for the Research Scholars who are pursuing their Doctoral Degree from various Universities/Institutes.

The workshop predominantly follows the Research Methodology Syllabus designed by the ICSSR which include extensive understanding of both qualitative and quantitative methods. However, it also aims at incorporating certain important features in order to cater to the growing needs of the young research scholars. Some of those features are:
1. Training for the usage of SPSS;
2. Training in accessing the E-Resources such as Dev Info, Jstor, NSSO Data Base etc.
3. Writing Workshop to prepare the participants to publish papers in journals;
4. A special session on Understanding Social Exclusion and Measuring Discrimination;

The workshop is a capacity building programme especially for research scholars belonging to the marginalized sections. We therefore, propose to provide 70% of the seats for the applicants belonging to the SC and ST categories.

The participants shall be provided with food, accommodation and a workshop kit which consists of reading materials. SC and ST candidates shall be provided one-way Travel reimbursement by buses/Train Sleeper Class in line with the ICSSR’s norms. Interested candidates may apply for the workshop by filling in the Registration Form which could be obtained from TISS website:

The duly filled in registration form must be accompanied with the following enclosures:
1. A Bona fide Certificate from the University/Institut in which he/she has enrolled for Ph.D.;
2. A brief note about his/her thesis and its progress;
3. Community Certificates (in case of the SC and ST candidates);
4. A brief write up about the reasons for his/her participation in the workshop;
The candidates are advised to send in the soft copies of the same to the following email address:
The organizers deserve the rights for scrutiny and selection of the candidates based on the above mentioned criteria.

Important Dates:

The last date for receipt of the applications: February 28, 2013
The selected candidates would be intimated by March 3, 2013

About TISS

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. Its establishment was the result of the decision of the Trustees of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust to accept Dr. Clifford Manshardt's vision of a post-graduate school of social work of national stature that would engage in a continuous study of Indian social issues and problems, and impart education in social work to meet the emerging need for trained human resources.

In 1944, the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was recognised as a Deemed University by the Government of India (GoI).

Since then, TISS has been expanding continuously in terms of educational programmes and infrastructure. While responding to the changing needs of the social and educational system in the country, the Institute has gone far beyond the initial concern of social work education. Since its inception in 1936, TISS has consistently worked for the promotion of sustainable, equitable and participatory development, social welfare and social justice through
o Value-based professional education in Social Work,
o Human Resources Management,
o Health Administration, Hospital Administration,
o Disaster Management and other Human Service Professions,
o Social Research and dissemination of socially relevant knowledge,
o Social Intervention through training and Field Action Projects,
o Contribution to social and welfare policy and programme formulation at the state, national and international levels and
o Professional response to natural and human-made disasters, through relief, rehabilitation and disaster management.

Over the years, the Institute has made consistent contributions to civil society and the development sector, through its education, research, field action and extension and today, the TISS has earned recognition as an institution of repute from different Ministries of the GoI; various State Governments; international agencies such as the United Nations; and the non-government sector, both national and international. A high degree of freedom and autonomy shape the positive work ethos and creativity in the Institute facilitating strong linkages between education, research, field action and dissemination, whose bulwark is a commitment and responsiveness to social needs.

About the Centre

The Centre for Studies of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies (CSSEIP) was established in the Institute in March 2007, following the approval of its constitution by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in October 2006. The Centre was created as part of a larger attempt of scholars to bring the focus of social inquiry on social group based inequalities and exploitation, and to add to existing knowledge base by undertaking research on relevant themes.

For more information please contact:
Dr. A. Rambabu,
Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policies,
Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
V.N.Purav Marg, Deonar,
Phone: 022-25525357(O),

* This info was sent by Khwairakpam Rakesh (PhD Scholar School of Social sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences) who can be contacted at khulakpakh(at)gmail(dot)com
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