Two Weeks Capacity Building Programme for the Faculty of Social Science 19-30 sept 2022

Two Weeks Capacity Building Programme for the Faculty of Social Science 19-30 sept 2022.

The salient pre-requisite for high quality research in social sciences is the training and capacity building of faculty members who can disseminate their ideas to the research scholars for undertaking quality research in their respective fields.

The philosophical basis of Social Science research is common to all social sciences where different subjects have evolved their theoretical frameworks and procedures/techniques of analysis over time.

Therefore, an interdisciplinary capacity building programme on Research Methodology is the need of the hour, as highlighted in the New Education Policy of 2020.

Capacity building is a process that inculcates knowledge, skills, and understanding of people on a broad discipline that systematically stimulates and develops the participants’ capability. Capacity building enhances a society’s human, scientific, technological, organizational and institutional resource capabilities to undertake a task better.

This capacity building programme for faculties in social sciences is meant for those teaching and doing research in academic institutions located in rural areas. The Programme has been conceptualized as an introductory module to resolve problems related to quality research and teaching research methods, policy formulation and research writing.

About IGNTU and Department of Economics

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak has been established by an Act of the Parliament of India the Act, 2007, and started functioning in July 2008. The jurisdiction of the University extends to the entire country and it is fully funded by the Government of India.

The University is located in the tribal dominated areas of Central India, and it has been catering educational and research needs of the deprived sections of society for the last 14 years. Faculty in the University is from 26 different States of India.

The Department of Economics, one of the major constituents of the Faculty of Social Sciences, offers B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. Program. The Department came into existence in 2008 with B.A. (Hons.) in the beginning.

The academic Programme mainly focuses on judicious blending of theory and practical aspects of Economics. The thrust areas of courses include Tribal Economics, Developmental Economics, Forest Economics, Labour Economics, Demography, International Economics and Agricultural Economics.

The mission of the Department is to impart knowledge and to imbue the teaching/learning process with a unique blend of intellectual rigor and aesthetic and ethical engagement. The Department has conducted National Level Seminars, Research methodology programme and acts as the host for Pre and Post Budget discussions in the University.

The IGNTU website provides more information about the programme, the faculty, and the Department’s research activities.

Registration Fee

No registration fee will be charged from the participants.


The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi was set up by the Government of India in 1969 as an autonomous organization in order to review, promote, encourage, assist and coordinate social science research in the country. ICSSR advises the Government of India on all matters pertaining to social science research as a measure to promote its utilization.

The Objectives of the Programme

The objective of the course is to orient the faculty members of social science

  • to develop capacity to undertake their research work with sound objective and methodology
  • to train them to develop tools for data collection and analyse them with the help of software.
  • to develop their writing skills and make them familiar with ethical issues in social research.
  • to provide effective training to the faculty members of the Universities, Colleges and Social Science Research Institutions

The core objective of the Programme would be to enable faculties to perform their research work scientifically and systematically and to turn their completed research into published materials in the form of books and articles in academic journals.

The module of the Programme:

This programme is designed with an interdisciplinary approach in a Special Lectures-cum-Workshop format enabling participants to discuss and debate relevant issues in social science research, to critically evaluate recent trends & handle datasets and to practice techniques & methods used in contemporary research in social sciences. The course module will inculcate particular emphasis on interactive sessions, exercises and discussions based on five broad areas (i) Philosophy of Social Sciences Research, (ii) Quantitative and Qualitative research methods of Social Science Research, (iii) Data collection and Analysis (iv) Report Writing (v) Publication of Research output

The detailed module of the Programme is given below:

1.Paradigm in Social Research

2.Fundamentals of Social Research

3.Foundation of Social Research

4.Formulation of Objectives and Research Questions

5.Review of Literature

6.Research Design, Case study and Observation

7.Methods of Data Collection 8.Field Methods in Social Science Research

9.How to develop a research proposal in the social science

10.Participatory Research Methods

11.Pranayama/ Yoga

12.Hypothesis Concept and Formulation, and Testing of Hypothesis

13.Bayesian method for social sciences

14.Capacity Building: Administrative Gender & development, health and livelihood issues

15.Content Analysis

16.Sampling Method

17.Validity and Reliability & Factor Analysis

18. Publication and research ethics

19.Use of Statistics in Social Research, Advance data Analysis

20.Data Analysis through SPSS, Introduction of R, data analysis in R

21.Development of Research Tools

22.Research Matrix

23.How to Write a Research Paper

24.Role of online E-Resources in Social Science Research

25.Research Report Writing and Reference


The Programme is open to all faculty members of social science disciplines in colleges, university departments and research institutions. Total 30 participants (outstation 20 & local 10) would be selected from across country. The priority would be given to the applicants belonging to the faculty members of Madhya Pradesh and the adjacent state. The selection of candidates will be done as per the ICSSR guidelines.

Methodology of Organisation of the Course:

In this training, course orientation would be provided through lectures/fieldwork by senior social scientists and experts in social sciences and research methodology. Group discussions, open question-answer sessions and presentations by participants would be conducted during the training programme.

How to Reach

Amarkantak is situated 30 kms in the west of Pendra Road Railway Station (Chhattisgarh) on Katni-Bilaspur track of South West Central Railway. Almost all the trains plying on this track stop here. It can be reached by bus from all directions as there are good connectivity of buses on Jabalpur, Raipur, Bilaspur, and Allahabad, Rewa, Shahdol, Dindori and Anuppur routes. Amarkantak can be approached by air through Jabalpur (M.P.) in the West and Raipur (Chhattisgarh) in the East.

Nearest Airport

Bilaspur – Distance 130 KM from Amarkantak

Raipur – Distance 251 KM from Amarkantak

Jabalpur – Distance 220 KM from Amarkantak

Nearest Railway Station

Pendra Road – Distance 25 KM from Amarkantak
Bilaspur- Distance 130 KM from Amarkantak
Anuppur – Distance 70 KM from Amarkantak

Direct bus services are available from Jabalpur, Raipur, Bilaspur, Allahabad, Rewa to Amarkantak. Shared taxies are available from Amarkantak to IGNTU.

How to Apply

Interested faculty are requested to send the registration form through the proper channel with required documents to the Course
Director via Google Form
Email to [email protected]

Travel Allowances

Travel allowance by shortest distance (Train Second Class sleeper Fare) will be reimbursed to the selected-out station participants on submission of original tickets.


Accommodation for out station participants will be provided. Local participant will not be provided accommodation facility.

Important Dates

Duration of Workshop: September 19th to 30th, 2022.
Last date of application: August 10th, 2022
Intimation of selection: August 16th, 2022

Contact Details for any Query:
Prof. Raksha Singh
Course Director
Mobile:9826231391, 7987945632
Dr. Vinod Sen
Course Co-director
Mobile:9377427964 ; 9685051273

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