Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy

Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP)

The Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy is a University Grants Commission (UGC) sponsored centre functioning in University of Mysore (Karnataka) since 2008 to conduct research on the issue of social exclusion, which has hypothetical as well as policy importance. The focus of such research will be social exclusion and inclusion related to Women, Dalits, tribal, and religious minorities etc. The Tenth Plan recognizes that marginalization, exclusion, persecution of people on account of social, religious, caste and gender adversely affect developmental outcomes. The State is committed to instituting a National Charter to ensure social justice to deprived communities like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, other backward castes and minorities.

The primary space where ‘exclusion' can be studied, understood, and first transcended, are our universities, which can and must act as a beacon for society. Since institutions of higher learning need to address this issue the UGC has therefore decided to support research on the issue of social exclusion, which has theoretical as well as policy importance. The focus of such research will be social exclusion related to dalits, tribals and religious minorities.

Need for establishment of Centres

The institutions of higher learning need to address this issue. The primary space where ‘exclusion' can be studied, understood, and first transcended, are our 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 as policy importance. The focus of such research will be social exclusion related to dalits, tribals and religious minorities. The idea is to establish a number of teaching-cum-research Centres in Universities to pursue these themes.

Objectives of the Centre

  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. Contextualizing and problematizing discrimination, exclusion and inclusion.
  4. Developing an understanding of discrimination at an empirical level.
  5. Formulating policies for protecting the rights of these groups and eradicating the problem of exclusion and discrimination.

Functions of the Centre

  1. Collecting information on Social Exclusion and building up a data base and Carrying out detailed analyses based on the socio-economic data generated by government agencies;
  2. Organizing regular conferences, seminars and symposia and special lecture on the theme of Social Exclusion; 
  3. Establishing links with Civil Society Organizations engaged in combating Social Exclusion and Short-term Orientation courses for political leaders, Parliamentarians, government officials, trade unionists and media personalities

Thrust areas of the Centre

  1. Poverty and Regional Disparities in Karnataka State
  2. Social Policy and Knowledge Management on Exclusion and Inclusive Study
  3. Dalits, Tribals, OBC, Minorities, Rural and NGO Issues.
  4. Health, Agriculture, Labour Economics and Management.
  5. Positive Discrimination, Social justice, Gender Justice and Law.

 

For More Information Please Contact

The Director
Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP)
Humanities Block, University of Mysore,
Manasagangotri, Mysore - 570006, Karnataka
Emailcsseip_uom@yahoo.in
Phone: 09448801121, 0821-2419362