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Selected Candidates - Orientation Programme on Migration


March 15, 2021 - March 20, 2021

Venue: Online Course, TISS Patna Centre

Selected Candidates


The following candidates have been selected for the Fifth Orientation Programme on Migration

1. Aishwarya Raj

2. Ambika Rai

3. Anushka

4. Anusree P.

5. Badsha Sarkar

6. Balwinder Kaur

7. Bhupen Barman

8. Hadje Cresencio Sadje

9. Jorge Morales

10. Kamlesh Bansal

11. Kimsain Jidung

12. Mayura Dey

13. Mohammad Imtiyaz

14. Mohammad Niyaz Ahmad

15. Mohua Ahiri

16. Priyam Agarwalla

17. Rajnish Kumar

18. Reshma Roshania

19. Ruchika Raina

20. Soni Sharma

21. Suchitra Singh

22. Syed Wasifa Kamili

We will be informing the selected candidates about the registration progress by mail.


Fifth Orientation Programme on Migration (Online)

March 15-20, 2021


The Centre for Development Practice and Research (CDPR), a Patna-based Centre of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) announces its fifth orientation programme on ‘Migration’ on March 15-20, 2021.

We live in the ‘Age of Migration’.  Though migration is an old phenomenon, actively promoted by the Colonial State, it was after the advent of liberalisation and integration of markets that migration has accelerated and diversified exponentially. It involves various factors – the state, government, local actors, political economy of new forms of production and labour processes, urbanisation, climate change, displacement, violence, citizenship, welfare, gender, identities and processes of formation of subjectivity, rights and entitlements, and so on. Thus, migration has to be understood as a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon, which also requires a nuanced understanding of various methods that can be applied in studying it. In this backdrop, the orientation course on migration will have the following objectives:

1.  To present an overview of theories and research methodology in migration studies.

2.  To expose the participants to various facets of contemporary migration.

3.  To promote a multi-disciplinary and integrated understanding of labour migration.


Overall, there will be nine modules which are as follows:

1.  Main Concepts and Theories of Migration

2.  Migration and Emigration in Modern Indian History

3.  Labour, Employment and Migration

4.  Urbanisation and Migration

5.  Gender and Migration

6.  Forced Migration (Statelessness and Refugeehood)

7.  Disaster, Public Health and Migration

8.  International migration, particularly to GCC countries

9.  Approaches to Research Methods in Migration Studies

On the last day, participants’ short paper will be discussed by reviewers.

Number of Participants

The number of participants will be 15-20.


Candidates should have a master’s degree in any discipline of social sciences and humanities and should be enrolled either in the MPhil/PhD programme or teaching in a college/university. In the case of a practitioner on migrants’ rights, essential qualification can be relaxed, but they must have a master’s or equivalent degree and at least three years of work experience.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction will be English.

Class Hours

Four to four and a half hours every day in two shifts (pre and post-lunch).


The faculty will be drawn from various campuses of TISS and also from other prestigious universities/institutions of India.

Application Process

Those willing to apply should download (here) the prescribed application form, duly fill it and send by mail (scanned copy). The applicants MUST write a short paper of approximately 2000 words which they intend to develop into a publishable paper.

Applications, if not received in the prescribed format and also if not accompanied by the short paper, will NOT be considered.  Since we receive a large number of applications, the participants will be selected through a screening process of the applications based on their academic background and quality of the paper.

Course Fee

There is NO fee for submission of the application form.

The course fee for selected participants is Rs. 2000/-. Selected candidates will be informed about the mode of payment of the fee.

Announcement of Selected Candidates

The selection of candidates will be announced on February 10, 2021, on the website of the TISS, and subsequently, the intimation of selection will be sent by e-mail. Selected candidates can deposit the course fee in the TISS account by electronic transfer by February 20, 2021.

Commencement of the Course

The course is of five-day duration and delivered through an interactive online medium. Attendance in every class is mandatory for getting a certificate of successful completion of the course. Selected candidates will also have access to online learning platform (Moodle) of the course from March 1, 2021.

Last Date of Receiving Application

The last date of receiving application (online only) is January 31, 2021.

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

For any queries, candidates may write to patnacentre@tiss.edu or call the office (No. +91 7781 950 665) or Mr Neeraj Kumar, Programme Manager (Mobile: +91 8987 041 323) during working hours 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays.

Key Dates

Last date for receiving application: January 31, 2021

Announcement of selected candidates (on TISS website): February 10, 2021

Registration of candidates: February 11-20, 2021

Opening of the Moodle: March 1, 2021

Online classes: March 15-20, 2021

Certificate distribution: March 20, 2021

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