School of Development Studies

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Centre for Population, Health and Development

Centre for Population, Health and Development has been consistently engaged in the articulation of the relationship between population, health and development through research and teaching at MA , MPhil and PhD levels.The Centre faculty are actively engaged in analysing secondary data from various sources and conducting empirical studies in the areas of population, health and development. The major thematic areas the centre currently focussing on Demographic Changes, Population Dynamics and Epidemiological and Nutritional Transitions, Sexual and Reproductive Health , Issues of Ageing and Tribal Health and Development.

This Centre has been involved in major research projects that include “Socio economic Status ...

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Centre for Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development

The Centre for Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development has been striving continiously to engage with critical perspectives on the role of State and Democracy, poverty, inequality and human development issues both nationally and globally. The pursuit involved collaborative research, membership in Taskforces and active participation numerous national and international conferences.

Dr. Sandhya S. Iyer, Chairperson of the Centre in Task Force member on “Globalisation, Societal Cohesion” commisioned by the T20 in the German Presidency. The areas are: Global Poverty Reduction,Middle Income Countries and Role of G20, Gender equality in the labour market, Capability and Diversity in a Global ...

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Centre for Social Theory

Failure to examine the conceptual structures and frames of reference which are unconsciously implicated in even the seemingly most innocent factual inquires is the single greatest defect that can be found in any field of inquiry.”

- John Dewey

Introduction:

The explosion of ‘theory’ in the social sciences and the sense of urgency it has known to carry in a little over the last three decades has arisen out of a hugely creative effort to challenge dominant paradigms and to make sense of the radical openings offered in the understanding of the ‘human condition’. This has been thrown open ...

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Centre for Study of Developing Economies

The Centre for Study of Developing Economies (CDE) is envisaged as a teaching, research and dissemination hub on the specific problems of developing economies. By developing economies, we refer to those countries that continue to be backward with respect to the material well-being of people. Material well-being includes per capita incomes, but it is a wider and richer conception of development; the term is employed here to mean the fundamental, primary conditions of human existence.

The CDE focuses on engaging with the problems of developing economies from a historical and political economy perspective; studies of changes in the spheres of ...

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Centre for Study of Developing Societies

The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, established in May 2012, aims to unravel the dynamics and the multiple relationships implicit in the two defining terms in the nomenclature of this centre: society and development. The uniqueness of this centre lies in its ability to apply and train students in understanding the dynamics of change in Indian society through the lens of a 'sociological imagination'. Through teaching, research and course development, students and faculty members at this centre continually seek to enliven the connections between private worlds and public issues, within the larger frame of development.

Societies cannot be ...

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