Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India
Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy

About the Centre

The Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy has come into existence in Bharathidasan University during the academic year 2008-09. The Centre has been conceptualized as a rallying point, as well as, a source of inspiration for all other civil society organizations working on the related issues concerning SC/ST, Minority Religious groups, and other marginalized and socially excluded sections of the society. The major concern of this academic body is to analyze the societal lapses faced by a chunk of the population who have been excluded socially. The ever deepening crisis in social, political, and economic spheres and the escalating tyranny of the traditionally dominant/hegemonic known as the majority, on the one hand, and the rise of consciousness among Dalits and Minorities on the question of their legitimate rights, the growing global attention on internal socio-politics on the other, call for a paradigmatic shift.

Since, Social Exclusion also reflects the prerequisite to have a mindset that needs a behavioural change in every one in the society to aggrandize the conditions of the marginalized groups from social isolation into the mainstream of social life, this Centre aims at liberating the marginalized by redeeming them from their untold misery and tragic sufferings and ultimately to include them in the main stream of Development by way of inclusive approach in social, economic, cultural and Psychological realm and there by creating an egalitarian society to make every Indian proud of himself and his Country. The task of the Centre thus gains greater relevance in the light of the presently witnessed social milieu and economic growth which demands immediate attention.

The Centre, therefore, generates academic debates and discussions to fulfill its objectives by formulating the outcome of the academic fora in a non-partisan and plural manner within the framework of social justice to achieve egalitarian society as an extension and elaboration Social Development. Such a broad-based view will bring the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy right at the centre stage of the debates for the benefit of the students in training and assistance of researchers of different faculties.

Vision

The Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) aims at building an egalitarian society through dynamic, innovative, inclusive modes of proven quality education and preserving the cultural diversity while promoting communal harmony at all levels. The Centre visualizes social change by creating a sense of pride and dignity in every citizen through inclusive means

Mission

The Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) vows to establish a new social order inclusive of the aspirations of the University Grants Commission and the Bharathidasan University by;

Offering academic Programmes in Inclusive Development:

Undertaking research studies to identify various forms and processes of Social Exclusion and to explore the possibilities for creation of new avenues for Social Inclusion

Organizing regular seminars, conferences and symposia on the theme of Social Exclusion

Sensitizing the bureaucrats, elected representatives, trade unionists, media personnel and the General Public on social exclusion with the view to evolving Social Inclusive policies for proper utilization of human resource potential for nation building

Working with civil society organizations to combat Social Exclusion taking up extension programmes to promote Social Inclusion

Promoting Social Inclusion as a cross-cutting concern in all academic and development endeavours.

Objectives

Conceptualizing discrimination, exclusion and inclusion based on caste/ethnicity and religion.

To develop an understanding of the nature and dynamics of discrimination and exclusion.

Contextualizing and problematizing discrimination, exclusion and inclusion.

To develop an understanding of discrimination at an empirical level.

Formulating policies for protecting the rights of these groups and eradicating the problem of exclusion and discrimination.

Empowering the socially excluded through supportive educative programmes from the school level to the university level.

Preserving the cultural heritage and diversity of ethnic groups in the process.

Creating an atmosphere of communal harmony by channelising social inclusion with the resources available.