Aims and Objectives

Banaras Hindu University is establishing this Centre with the following aims and objectives:

To start a two-year Post-Graduate Course entitled "Master of Arts in Exclusion Studies". This course will focus on the nature and dynamics of myriad forms of discrimination and exclusion related to caste, tribes, gender, disabilities, religion, art, literature and media as well as on its various dimensions, i.e. constitutional, legal, socio-political, and economic in regard to the inclusive policy.

To start M. Phil and Ph.D. courses in "Subaltern Studies". At the M. Phil level, the Centre has proposed to orient the seekers of such courses about the theoretical and methodological perspectives in the area of social exclusion and inclusive policy; at the Ph.D. level, the Centre would focus, apart from theoretical and ontological understanding, on the development of the empirical researches in the aforesaid area.

To promote researches, extension and action programmes towards the theoretical and empirical maturity in comprehending the problems of socially excluded groups. Against this perspective, the students and the faculty of the Centre will be in a position to formulate policies in order to protect the rights of the exploited masses of our society. This exercise will also help the state in its functionality to eradicate the problems pertaining to social exclusion.

To promote the networking with the similar institutions, Centres and organizations in order to sharpen the perspective on social exclusion.

To organize the regular lecture series, seminars, symposia and workshops where the scholars will be drawn from the various disciplines, management studies and social sciences as well as political and social leadership and media.

To organize outreach community programmes on aspects related to social exclusion with the purposeful utilization of PRA and RRA techniques and other community based surveys.

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