Centre for Development Practice and Research, Patna

Academic Writing Workshop - Selected Candidates


Date and time: Aug. 2, 2021 2:00PM - Aug. 11, 2021 5:30PM

Venue: Online

Academic Writing Workshop (Online)

2, 5, 8 & 11 August 2021

Selected Candidates

1.     Arjinder Kaur

2.     Dixita Deka

3.     Ibtesam Arzoo

4.     Kamalakanta Gahan

5.     Madhumanti Mitro

6.     Mohua Ahiri

7.     Papari Saikia

8.     Rachel Irene D’Silva 

9.     Richa

10.  Solanki Chakraborty

11.  Sujata Bori

12.  Sweta Chakraborty

13.  Taniya Banerjee

14.  Yahiya VU

15.  Yashwant Bapurao Zagade

Waitlisted Candidates

1.     Premila Swamy

2.     Muskan Mustaqeem

3.     Urbee Bhowmick

4.     Pavei KH

5.     Vishal Singh Raghuvanshi

All selected candidates will receive a confirmation mail along with the registration form.


Call for Applications for

Academic Writing Workshop (Online)

2, 5, 8 & 11 August 2021


The Centre for Development Practice and Research (CDPR), a Patna-based Centre of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), invites applications for a four-day academic writing workshop online on 2nd, 5th,8th and 11th August 2021.

About the Workshop

There are many genres of writing, and academic writing is one of them. In the four day workshop, we will be concerned with academic writing. 

For all genres of writing, learning to write is also learning to read and to reflect. To be able to write well requires continuous practice. To write well is also to be able to communicate with the reader. Minimally, this requires a sense of grammar, vocabulary, clarity of ideas, and understanding of the reader.  Each of these elements can be enriched with regular reading, writing and discussion. Writing has a historical, political, economic and social significance. Writing costs time and requires an investment of energy and conducive conditions of everyday social life. These are often not easy to find. All written works have the possibility of becoming historical documents, influencing peoples thinking and spurring new imaginations. It is, therefore, necessary to not be in a hurry to write and publish.

Academic writing is concerned with the creation and dissemination of ‘reliable’ knowledge, respecting different ways of life, and knowing and safeguarding the freedom of expression.  

There are three ways the workshop will try to familiarize students with different aspects of academic writing. These involve selections of theme/topic/question and literature, ways of reading for literature review, and ways of constructing a text.  

The medium of instruction will be English. Classes will be held for three hours every day. After an introductory lecture on the first day, the participants will be given assignments for the subsequent classes, which will be discussed in workshop mode.

Number of Participants

The number of participants will be 15.


The workshop is for early-career researchers. Candidates should have a master’s degree in any discipline of social sciences and humanities. They should preferably be enrolled either in the MPhil/PhD programme or teaching in a college/university.

Application Process

Those willing to apply should download (here) the prescribed application form, duly fill it and send its scanned copy by mail. The application must be accompanied by a piece of academic writing of 1000 words on any topic of their choice.

Applications will NOT be considered if not received in the prescribed format and not accompanied by the write-up.  Participants will be selected through a screening process of the applications based on their academic background and the quality of their write up.

There is NO fee for the course.

Announcement of Selected Candidates

The selection of candidates will be announced on 20 July 2021 on the website of the TISS, and subsequently, selected candidates will be informed by email.

Commencement of the Course

The course will commence on the 2nd of August 2021. Attendance in every class is mandatory for getting a certificate of successful completion of the course.

Last Date of Receiving Application Form

The last date of receiving the application by email is 15 July 2021.

The application form should be mailed to patnacentre@tiss.edu.

For any queries, candidates may write to patnacentre@tiss.edu or call Mr Neeraj Kumar, Programme Manager, Research (Mobile: +91 8987 041 323) during working hours, 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays.

Key Dates

Last date for receiving application: 15 July 2021

Announcement of selected candidates (on TISS website): 20 July 2021

Registration of Candidates: 21-25 July 2021

Dates of online classes: 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th August 2021

Certificate distribution: 11th August 2021