Academic Departments
The Centre for The Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy

Present Location:

Dept. of Anthropology (Nodal Dept.),
University of Calcutta,
35 Ballygunge Circular Road,
Kolkata. Pin Code: 700019.

Nature of the Centre:
Multidisciplinary Collaborative Research and Publication

Year of Establishment:
2007

Funded by:
UGC

Collaborative Departments:
Geography, Environmental Science, Law, Economics, Political science, Sociology, Philosophy, History, Psychology,
Applied Psychology, Education, Women’s Studies Research Centre etc.

Advisory Committee

Chairman

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta.

UGC Nominee

Prof. Satish Deshpande, Dept. of Sociology, Delhi University.

External Experts

Prof. Partha Chatterjee, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, R-1 Baishnabghata Patuli Township, 700 094.
Prof. Malini Bhattacharya, Member, National Commission for Women, Delhi
and
Prof. Samir Dasgupta, Dept. of Sociology, Kalyani University, Nadia, West Bengal

Internal Experts

The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta.
Prof. Imtiaz Gulam Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calcutta.
Prof. Ishita Mukhopadhyay, Dept. of Economics, University of Calcutta.
Dr. Gopalkrishna Chakrabarti, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Calcutta.

Convener:

Dr. Gopalkrishna Chakrabarti, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Calcutta. 
(E-mail: gcanthro@caluniv.ac.in and g_k_c@rediffmail.com ph:+91 9432123570)

Proposed Academic Programmes

1) Researches Leading to Ph.D. Degree,
2) to organize Refreshers’ Course / Summer School / Orientation Programme,
3) Counselling Programmes and
4) Community based action programmes / projects in collaboration with Governmental, Educational and NGOs.

Major Areas of Proposed Research

1) Social Exclusion Due to Identities of Caste (Dalits, SC), Tribe, Minority and Religion and ethnicity,
2) Social Discrimination Against the Children, Women and Elderly People,
3) Impact of Poverty and Social Exclusion,
4) Social Exclusion due to Housing Problems, Neighbourhood, Social and Cultural Capital.
5) Study on the Role of Education and Social Exclusion,
6) Impact of Employment on Social Exclusion,
7) Impact of Policies and Politics on Social Exclusion,
8) Social Exclusion Due to the ‘Disability’,
9) Various Groups, Organisations, Agencies and Individuals Fighting Varied Social Exclusion and others.

Seminars, Symposia & Conferences

A. Workshop on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy organized in collaboration with Vidyasagar University held on March 18, 2008.
B. National Seminar on Social Exclusion and Needed Action organised in collaboration with Department of Anthropology, University of     Calcutta March 24-26, 2008.
C. Seminar on Social Exclusion and Needed Action in the Contexts of Weaker Sections, Poverty and Gender in India: The Scenario of North     Bengal and North East India Organised in Collaboration with Vashistha Institute for North Bengal and North East Developmental     Studies, Coochbehar held on March 26-27, 2008
D. Workshop on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy organized in collaboration with Kalyani University held on 31 March, 2008.
E. International Symposium on Facing Social Exclusion organized in Collaboration with Dept. of Anthropology, University of Calcutta held
    on January 5-6, 2009.
F. Seminar on Birth Centenary of Claude Levi-Strauss organized in Collaboration with Dept. of Anthropology, University of Calcutta & The     University Cooperation Department and the Universitary, Scientific and Technic Resource Center (CEDUST) of the FRENCH EMBASSY, in     partnership with The Alliance Francaise du Bengale held on January 9, 2009

Publication

  • Brochure on the Seminar Proceedings
  • Current Effort: Publication of a series of edited books contributed by the scholars (positions of Calcutta University, other Universities and Research Institutes) working in the field. All interested scholars are requested to contact the center.