Concept Note


The Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai is organizing Four Day Orientation Programme: "Critical Social Science Perspectives: Understanding Theories and Praxis". It is intended for young faculties and Ph.D. scholars of SC/ST and other marginalized groups.

It would be held on 25 to 29th  July 2017 at MIDS. The programme is sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi.

Hence, diverse subject expertise in social sciences will be invited to provide the necessary theoretical understandings for young faculty and research scholars. The Orientation Programme will consist of lectures and more interactive sessions aimed at strengthening the scholars' perspectives on contemporary social science theories.

Faculties and senior level Ph.D. scholars wish to attend the programme send their brief CV with covering letter, Institutional affiliation/ forwarding letter of Supervisor/ Head of Department and copy of the Community Certificate.

We will bear the travel expenses (Sleeper Class/ Bus Fare), course material with participation Certificate and also provide local hospitality.

Attendance, active participation and interaction are mandatory for all session of the programme.

Concept Note of the programme is enclosed.

We will inform you the details of the logistics as soon as we finalize the list of participants.

Application should be send on or before 15th June, 2017 either by post or email to:


C. Lakshmanan, Ph.D.


Madras Institute of Development Studies

79, Second Main Road,

Gandhi Nagar, Adyar,


+91-44-24415774 / 24412589 / 24412295 / 24419771   Fax: 0091-44-24910872


79, Second Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600020, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

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