- Academic Activities of the Centre
Workshops and Seminars
- Dissemination Workshop on Poverty Traps: Policy Interventions of Household Economic Development, (02nd March 2015), Cochin.
- 2nd Validation Workshop on Policy Determinants of Household Economic Development (PDHED), (19th July 2014), Chennai.
- 1st Validation Workshop on Policy Determinants of Household Economic Development (PDHED), (21st June 2014), Aleppey.
- Inclusion of the Excluded – Agenda and Strategies (5th January 2010).
- National Seminar on “Global Finance Capital, Marginalised Majorities and Limited Transparency-Lessons for Ensuring an Inclusive India” (28th September 2011).
- Mixed Methods in Social Science Research- A Statistical Package Approach (26th -31st August 2010).
- Looking South to Look Forward Policies Performance and Participation in Professional and Higher education in South India (11th June 2011).
Lecture Series to Foreign Students
- Under Graduate Students, University of Alberta, Canada, on ‘Socio-Economic Concerns of the Outlier Communities of Kerala’, June 2016
- Under Graduate Students, University of Alberta, Canada, on ‘Gender and Educational Exclusion’, 2014
- Under Graduate Students, University of Alberta, Canada, on ‘Kerala Economy’ and ‘Migration and Social Exclusion’, 2012.
- P G Students, University of Waterloo, Toronto, Canada, on ‘Kerala Economy’ and ‘Migration’, 2010.
- Under Graduate Students, University of Alberta, Canada, on ‘Kerala Economy’, 2010.
Networking initiated and the focal areas of Networking
- Kerala SC-ST Commission – Focus areas include income, employment, livelihood, poverty, health and education of tribal communities and the role played by institutional (formal and informal) arrangements in their development discourse
- Commission for Backward Communities of Kerala – Focus is on the education, livelihood and occupational health issues faced by members in the resource based sector and unorganized sector. The research team at the Centre has identified the following sectors and broad themes for the sectors in the resource based industries in Kerala
- Coir and Beedi-Occupational health and gender dimensions of healthcare
- Spices and handloom - Spatial exclusion and Information asymmetry.
- Fishery - Technology driven exclusion, tragedy of the commons and the consequent gender issues in sector.
- Minority commission – Self financing educational institutions and the impacts on Kerala’s educational scenario. Regional imbalances among minority communities in Kerala.
For creating a database including plans, policies, status and outcomes of the various welfare measures for the socially excluded groups, the Centre has formally requested the cooperation from the following agencies/departments
- Tribal Welfare Department
- Kerala State Planning Board
- University of Alberta, Canada
- M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)