Centre for Development Practice and Research, Patna

Selected Candidates: Course on International Migration From India and Indian Diaspora


Date and time: Feb. 7, 2022 10:00AM - Feb. 10, 2022 4:00PM

Venue: Online

List of selected candidates for Course 4: International Migration from India and Indian Diaspora

1.      A. Shahin Sultana

2.      Aliya Chowdhury

3.      Anam Fatima

4.      Anirban Mukherjee

5.      Anjali M. R.

6.      Anshuman Rana

7.      Anu Priya

8.      Anu Verma

9.      Atul Kumar Gupta

10.      Bharati Maurya

11.   Bushra Ali Khan

12.   Christin Mathews

13.   Debabrata Ghosh

14.   Debobani  Biswas

15.   Deepa Rani

16.   Dinesh Chand

17.   Farseen Ali P V

18.   Gayatri Gogoi

19.   Hani Chaar

20.   Harish Dutt

21.   Harshita Sharma

22.   Heba Ahmed

23.   Jasper Singh

24.   Kanika Bakshi

25.   Kashyapi Ghosh

26.   Kenneth Jim Joseph M. Jimeno

27.   Kiran Jha

28.   Kristina Marie Joy Bonsol Andal

29.   Madhusmita Jena

30.   Manu Tuli

31.   Md Musharuddin SK

32.   Mohammad Niyaz Ahmad

33.   Mohammed Alrmizan

34.   Mohammed Shahdab PP

35.   Mohd Aasif

36.   Moumita Dey

37.   Muskan Mustaqeem

38.   Navas M. Khadar

39.   Neha Bhakar

40.   Nirvan Pradhan

41.   Priyanka Ghosh

42.   Pulkit Buttan

43.   Rajbalam Mahato

44.   Raju Kumar

45.   Rianka Sarkar

46.   Samyukta Kakati

47.   Sanchana Srivastava

48.   Shahanaz Parven

49.   Shambhu Ghatak

50.   Shewani Kumari

51.   Shreya Ghosh

52.   Shubham Kumar

53.   Shyam Murli Manohar Pandey

54.   Shyam Narayan Bharti

55.   Somanand Saraswati

56.   Soumik Sengupta

57.   Srimanti Sarkar

58.   Suraj Rajan K.

59.   Sweekriti Dubey

60.   Tanya Singh

61.   Tarana Faroqi

62.   Upasana Detha

63.   Varsha Rani

64.   Vineeth Koshy

65.   Waseem Ahmad Wani

All selected candidates will receive the Registration Form by mail. Once the Registration Form is communicated to us, we will email the zoom link, course schedule and reading material.

The Centre for Development Practice and Research (CDPR), a Patna-based Centre of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), invites applications for four short-term courses. These courses are:

1. Labour and Migration during the Time of Globalisation (14-17 Dec 2021) - course completed

2. The Political Economy of Trade Union Movement in India (6-9 Jan. 2022) - course completed

3. Doing Research on Religion in Social Sciences (19-22 January 2022) - course completed

4. International Migration from India and Indian Diaspora (07-10 February 2022) - application closed

Course 4

International Migration from India and Indian Diaspora

Dates: 07-10 February 2022

Duration: 15 hours (one credit)

India has a long history – from pre-colonial to current times – of international migration, which has also created one of the largest diasporas in the world. The international migration from India is highly varied – temporally, spatially, and in terms of migrants’ composition and migration outcomes. In a complex world from the point of view of border controls, differential treatment to students, entrepreneurs, professionals, skilled and unskilled labour, the rise of anti-immigrant sentiments, and competition among emigrant sending countries that crucially depend on remittances, international migration has generated special interests amongst economists, sociologists, political scientists, geographers, historians, and scholars from other disciplines.

In recent times, India has tried to give special treatment to the people of Indian origin who are eligible to obtain an ‘Overseas Citizens of India’ card. A large number of Indians settled abroad have also increasingly shown their desire to reconnect with their ‘homeland’. The rising anti-immigrant violence in different countries, discriminatory policies of ‘nationalist’ governments, and growing trend among people of Indian origin to assert their cultural identity (linked with the homeland) have also galvanized the Indian diaspora. This interdisciplinary course will help participants understand key issues in the larger context of the global discourse on international migration and diaspora.


1.     Global Compact for Migration (GCM) as a framework for regulating international migration.

2.     Indian labour migrants’ Gulf dream, the complex of emigration/immigration procedures and 

        migration outcomes

3.     International migration of professionals and students – drain, gain, and beyond

4.     Indian migrants abroad and entrepreneurship development

5.     Return of Indian migrants, refugeehood, and the question of citizenship

6.     An overview of Indian diaspora formation, particularly from colonial to current times

7.     Indian diaspora’s homeland engagement

Last date for receiving application: 20 January 2022

Announcement of selected candidates: 25 January 2022


Common Information

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for all courses will be English.

Number of Participants

The number of participants in each course can be up to 25.


The workshops are 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 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 approx.. 1000 words on a topic related to the course you wish to apply for. A candidate may apply for more than one course.

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.

Course Fee

There is NO fee for the courses announced above.

Announcement of Selected Candidates

The list of selected candidates will be published on the website under the course title. Subsequently, the selected candidates will be informed by email.

Selected candidates will receive a Zoom link, and some reading material will be sent to them in advance. Attendance in every class is mandatory for getting a certificate of successful completion of the course.

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.