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Certificate Course in Methods and Applications in Social Science Research

The Certificate Course in Methods and Applications in Social Science Research, which is an inter-disciplinary social science research approach, was organised by ISEC in association with Christ University, Bangalore during June 10-20, 2013 at ISEC. Participants were from different disciplines - Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Literature and Mass Communication - participated in the programme.

Prof. R S Deshpande, Director ISEC inaugurated the event in the presence of Dr. Anand Inbanathan, Head CSSCD and Dr. Pritha Das Gupta of Christ University. Dr. Sobin Geroge was the course coordinator.

ICSSR Sponsored Training in Social Science Research Methodology

ISEC organised two ICSSR sponsored training Programmes in Social Science Research for PhD students and young faculty members from social sciences. The Programmes aimed at training the participants in both theoretical and practical aspects of research in social sciences by combining class-room lectures by eminent scholars from both within and outside ISEC with a number of hands-on exercises.

The first Programme  was organised during February 7-16, 2013 the second was organised during February 18-27, 2013 with 28 participants each from the Vulnerable sections of society, mainly from the Scheduled Caste, drawn from different social science subjects. The programme was inaugurated by the Director of ISEC, Porf. R S Deshpande and Prof. G Thimmaiah, Chairman, Board of Governors, ISEC was the Chief Guest. The Training Programmes were coordinated by Dr. M Lingaraju and Dr. K G Gayathri Devi.

Research Methodology Course in Social Sciences

An ICSSR sponsored Research Methodology Course in Social Sciences was held during March 11-20, 2013. About 35 PhD students and Assistant Professors from various educational institutions and universities from South Indian States participated in the course.

The overall objective of the Research Methodology Course in Social Sciences was to train the researchers in meeting the challenges they face in an environment where society is fast transforming and changing. Prof R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC, welcomed the course participants. Prof. G Thimmaiah Chairman, Board of Governors, ISEC delivered the presidential address. The Course was coordinated by Prof. Manohar Yadav.

Training Programme in Advance Econometrics for ISS Probationary Officers

The Centre for Economics Studies and Policy (CESP), ISEC, organised a training course for 38 ISS Probationary Officers between August 13 and 24, 2012. During the first week of the course, the participants were introduced to Basic Econometric Techniques and the second week concentrated on Advanced Time Series Techniques. The resource persons for the course were drawn both from within the Institute as well as experts from other institutions like Indian Statistical Institute, Madras School of Economics, Pondicherry University, Mumbai University etc.

Prof R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC, welcomed the course participants and distributed the certificates to them during valedictory function. Feedback on both academic and administrative aspects of the course was obtained from the participants by circulating a structured feedback form, designed for the course.

ISEC-NCI International Post-Graduate Course on ‘Approaching the Environment in India – Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Economy-Society Interface’

The Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) in association with the Nordic Centre in India (NCI), Sweden, organised a four-week interdisciplinary course on ‘Approaching the Environment in India – Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature- Economy-Society Interface’ for postgraduate students from Nordic countries from June 24 to July 21, 2012. Totally 17 post-graduate students from universities in Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Finland participated in this course. This is a regular postgraduate course equivalent to 10 or 7.5 ECTS (European Union Credits).

The students were taken to three field visits – (1) Joint Forest Management (Village Forest Committees / Self-Help Groups); (2) Solid Waste Management; and (3) Rainwater Harvesting and Green Buildings. The field visits were meant to practically make the students aware on various aspects related to the environmental problems and solutions in India. The course participants were assessed based on the assignments, book reviews, their participation in classes, project work and presentations. The resource persons for the course were drawn both from within the Institute as well as experts from other institutions. Prof R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC, welcomed the course participants and Shri Kaushik Mukherjee, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary and Development Commissioner, Government of Karnataka, delivered the inaugural address. At the valedictory function, Prof Deshpande distributed certificates to the course participants. Feedback on both academic and administrative aspects of the course was obtained from the participants by circulating a structured feedback form, designed for the course. Dr Syed Ajmal Pasha, Head, CEENR, ISEC, coordinated the course.

Certificate Course in Methods and Applications in Social Science Research

In continuation of its on-going CCMASSR Programme, launched in 2010, the Institute organised the fourth residential course in Methods and Applications in Social Science Research as a two weeks’ programme during May 14-25, 2012. There were 9 participants drawn from different parts of India from NGOs, the corporate sector, universities and IT companies. In all, 25 sessions covering different aspects of research in Social Sciences were held which were participatory in nature with resource persons drawn from both within the institute as well as from outside. The teaching sessions were interspersed by ‘hands-on exercises’ about preparing data gathering sheets, check lists and data analysis. At the end of the course the participants received Certificates from Prof R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC. Dr K G Gayathridevi, Associate Professor, CEENR, and Dr M Lingaraju, Assistant Professor, CHRD, co-ordinated the course.

Orientation to IAS/IPS Probationers

The Institute offered an orientation programme to the 2010 batch of IAS & IPS officers of Karnataka during May 14-18, 2012 as part of their probationary training. It was organized upon the request of the DPAR, Government of Karnataka. The focus of orientation was to provide an understanding of the society, economy and polity in Karnataka. The orientation was inaugurated by Dr S M Jaamdar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Home Department, Government of Karnataka. A team of resource persons drawn from within ISEC and outside addressed the interactive sessions covering topics on political and administrative reforms, critical areas such as agriculture, education, social infrastructure, planning, programme monitoring and evaluation, globalization and trade, finance, credit policy and legal reforms. Many of the trainees stayed on the ISEC campus, which facilitated use of library and interaction with faculty and PhD students. The valedictory session was chaired by Prof R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC, who addressed the officers and distributed participation certificates. The orientation was coordinated by Dr K G Gayathri Devi, Associate Professor, CEENR, ISEC and Dr M Lingaraju, Assistant Professor, CHRD, ISEC.

Social Science Talent Search Scheme (SSTSS)

In continuation of the Institute’s Social Science Talent Scheme, 25 successful students of the 2011- 12 batch were provided an orientation at ISEC for two days on August 6-7, 2011. Several distinguished persons from academics, media and senior officials of the Government of Karnataka addressed the students about the importance of social science education for purposes of knowledge-building, career and policymaking. The orientation was carried out under the guidance of Professor R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC. Dr K G Gayathri Devi and Dr M Lingaraju coordinated the programme.

Approaching the Environment in India – Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Economy-Society Interface

The Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) in association with the Nordic Centre in India (NCI), Sweden, organised a four-week inter-disciplinary course on Approaching the Environment in India – Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Economy- Society Interface for post-graduate students from Nordic countries. Totally 19 students from universities in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland participated in the course which is equivalent to 10 or 7.5 ECTS (European Union Credits).

The course participants were assessed based on the assignments, book reviews, their participation in classes and seminar presentations. The resource persons for the course were drawn both from within the Institute as well as from outside. Prof R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC, welcomed the course participants and Prof G K Karanth, Professor, Centre for Study of Social Change and Development, ISEC, addressed the participants on ‘Environmental Issues in India’. At the valedictory function, Prof G K Karanth, Director In-Charge, ISEC, and Prof K N Ninan, Head, CEENR, ISEC, distributed the certificates to the course participants. Representative from NCI, India, Mrs Christabel Royan, was present at the valedictory function. Feedback on both academic and administrative aspects of the course was obtained from the participants by circulating a structured feedback form, designed for the course. Dr Syed Ajmal Pasha, Associate Professor, CEENR, ISEC, coordinated the course.

Non-Residential Course on ‘Administrative, Managerial and Engineering Training for Engineers from BWSSB’

The Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), in association with the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), Bangalore, organised a one-week training course on Administrative, Managerial and Engineering Training for Engineers from BWSSB to the newly recruited Assistant Engineers from BWSSB. Totally 25 engineers participated in the course. The resource persons for the course were drawn both from within the Institute and outside. A day’s field visit was arranged to the project area, where issues related to systematic approach to project management were addressed. After the field visit, the participants made presentations in groups covering project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Prof R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC, welcomed the course participants. Sri A R Panduranga, KAS, Chief Administrative Officer-cum-Secretary, BWSSB, was the chief guest. At the valedictory function, Sri Narayana, Chief Engineer, Cauvery, BWSSB, delivered the valedictory address. The Director distributed the certificates to the course participants. Feedback on both academic and administrative aspects of the course was obtained from the participants by circulating a structured feedback form, designed for the course. Dr Syed Ajmal Pasha, Associate Professor, CEENR, ISEC, coordinated the course.

Refresher Training Programme on Econometrics for ISS Officers

The Centre for Economics Studies and Policy (CESP), ISEC, organised an econometrics training programme for ISS officers. Totally, 16 officers participated in the training programme. During the first week of the course, participants were introduced to Basic Econometric Techniques while the second week focused on Advanced Time Series Techniques.

The resource persons for the course were drawn both from within the Institute and from other institutions like Indian Statistical Institute, Madras School of Economics, Pondicherry University etc. Prof R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC, welcomed the course participants and distributed certificates to the participants in the valedictory session. Feedback on both academic and administrative aspects of the course were obtained from the participants by circulating a structured feedback form, designed for the course. The course was well appreciated by the participants.

The programme was coordinated by Ms. B P Vani and Prof. S Madeshwaran from CESP.

Certificate Course in Methods & Applications in Social Science Research

In continuation of its on-going CCMASSR Programme launched in 2010, the Institute organised the third residential course in Methods an d Applications in Social Science Research during November 14-25, 2011. The participants hailing from different parts of India comprised social science degree holders (two of them with doctoral degrees and working as associate professors in university colleges, one a bio-technology expert and one a mechanical engineer from Infosys, Bangalore). They sought to keep abreast of the recent developments in social science research methodology. In all, the twoweek course consisted of 25 sessions; each lecture was followed by an interesting discussion. The sessions were interspersed with ‘hands-on exercises’ on preparing data gathering sheets, check-lists and data analysis. The course ended with a valedictory session at which ISEC Director Prof R S Deshpande distributed certificates to the participants.

Dr K G Gayathri Devi, Associate Professor, CEENR, co-ordinated the course with assistance from Dr M Lingaraju, Assistant Professor, CHRD, and Sri K S Narayana, Assistant Registrar (Acad), ISEC.

Training of the Trainers – Building Knowledge Base on Ageing in India: A Series of Programmatic and Research Studies

The Training of the Trainers of the research project “Building Knowledge Base on Ageing in India: A Series of Programmatic and Research Studies” was held during April 1-6, 2011 at ISEC. This ToT was a collaborative endeavour of Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi, Population Research Centre, ISEC, Bangalore and UNFPA, New Delhi. Around 20 participants attended the training. The purpose of the training was to provide in-depth understanding of the ageing related concepts, the details of field survey and the basis of gathering information from the respondents. The questionnaire and the manual prepared for the survey was discussed in detail with the participants, who in turn will be organising similar trainings in their respective states to the investigators so as to ensure quality data collection on various aspects of ageing in India.

Research Training Workshop on Health Inequalities: Measures and Models

A training workshop on ‘Health Inequalities: Measures and Models’ was held during January 8-10, 2011 at ISEC, Bangalore. Nineteen participants from different parts of India attended the workshop. The selection of the candidates was based on an advertisement and around 80 applications were received of which 19 candidates were selected. In addition, 8 candidates from ISEC also attended the workshop.

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof R S Deshpande, Director, ISEC. It had eight technical sessions which were all held in the morning hours. The afternoons were spent in practical sessions, where the participants were divided into six groups, assigned with different data sets to work on PCs given individually and later to present their findings. The training covered topics from basic measures of inequality to very advanced techniques like multi-level modeling.

Training Workshop on "Demographic Computations: Multistate Population Projection"

The Population Research Centre, ISEC in collaboration with IIASA, Austria and TIFAC, New Delhi conducted Training Workshop on “Demographic Computations: Multistate Population Projection” during November 9-13, 2010 at ISEC, Bangalore. The purpose of the training was to strengthen the basic analytic skills and help gain knowledge of multistate demography and Excel tools for demographic analysis. The five-day training included lectures, practical sessions and assignments.

20 candidates were selected for the training among the 50 applicants and 3 candidates from Bhutan were sponsored by UNFPA. The participants included Ph.D students and researchers below Associate Professor level from different parts of India. Dr K C Samir from World Population Program at IIASA, Dr Anne Goujon, also from World Population Program at IIASA, and Dr K S James, ISEC, were the resource persons for the workshop.

Training on Socio-Economic Survey of Households in Karnataka (Pilot BPL Census Survey)

The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, has taken a set of initiatives to pretest the household and village schedules under Pilot BPL Census Survey in the selected districts of various states. The MoRD has adopted a different approach, methodology and implementation mechanism with regard to poverty estimation in the country. In Karnataka, 14 villages (one in each of the 14 districts) have been identified for undertaking the survey of households and villages. The Institute for Social and Economic Change, being the Technical Support Institution for Government of Karnataka, has been entrusted with the task of providing inputs, capacity building, overseeing the survey and computerisation of the data.

As part of the above, ISEC organised two capacity-building programmes for the district coordinators and enumerators. The first programme was held during September 2-3, 2010 and the second during September 8-9, 2010. The main focus of the training programme was to make the participants acquaint themselves with the poverty scenario in India in general and understanding of various blocks of the household and village schedules for filling them, in particular.

Socio-Economic Survey of Households in Karnataka (Pilot BPL Census Survey)

Training of District Coordinators and Enumerators: The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India, initiated a set of initiatives to pretest the household and village schedules under Pilot BPL Census Survey in the selected districts of various states. The MoRD has adopted a different approach, methodology and implementation mechanism with regard to poverty estimation in the country. In Karnataka 14 villages one in each of the 14 districts have been identified for undertaking the survey of households and villages. Institute for Social and Economic Change being the Technical Support Institution for Government of Karnataka have been entrusted with the tasks of providing inputs, capacity building, overseeing the survey and computerization of the data. As part of the above, I S E C organized two capacity building programmes for the district Coordinators and enumerators. The first programme was held on 2-3 September, 2010 and the second from 8th to 9th of September, 2010. The main focus of the training programme was to make the participants acquaint with the poverty scenario in India in general and understanding of various blocks of the household and village schedules for filling them in particular.

Training Programme on ‘Capacity Building to Enhance the Competitiveness of the Indian Agriculture and Registration of Organic Products Abroad’

Even though India is a founder-member of WTO and has signed the agreement way back in 1994, a majority of the people are not aware of the WTO articles. There are many myths and notions about WTO among different stakeholders from agriculture and allied sectors. Awareness about the WTO agreements, tariffs, quality and other technical requirements etc is essential for the officials from the agriculture and line departments, producers, traders and other stakeholders to promote export of agricultural products.

Keeping this in view, the Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Trade Wing, the Government of India, requested ISEC to conduct two training programmes for capacity building on the issues related to WTO to improve competitiveness of Indian agriculture. Both the training programmes were coordinated by Dr M J Bhende from ADRTC. The first programme, conducted on August 3-4, 2010, trained officials from the Department of Agriculture, Government of Maharashtra. The second training programme was conducted on August 26-27, 2010, for 20 Deputy Directors (Training) and 6 agriculture officers from the Department of Agriculture, Government of Karnataka.

The training programme included lectures and discussions on history / origin of WTO, WTO and Agriculture Policy, Organic Farming and Certification, Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Locating Export Markets and Export Procedures for Agricultural Commodities and Products, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and IPR issues in Agriculture and its importance in international trade.

Non-Residential Course on ‘Administrative, Managerial and Engineering Training’ for Engineers from BWSSB

The Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR) of ISEC organised two nonresidential courses on ‘Administrative, Managerial and Engineering Training’ for the newly appointed engineers from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). The first course was during July 12-17, 2010 (coordinated by Dr Syed Ajmal Pasha) and the second was held during August 16-21, 2010 (coordinated by Dr Syed Ajmal Pasha and Dr Sunil Nautiyal). In all, 46 young engineers were trained on the subjects during the two courses.

Broadly, the aim of the training programmes was to sensitize, provide skills and give an orientation to Project Implementing Officers from BWSSB. These capacity-building training programmes were based on the workshop mode, comprising lecturers, panel discussions, SWOT analysis, logical framework analysis, field visits, presentation of case studies’ and interactive and participatory methods. Reading material and hand-outs were provided during the course period.

Certificate Course in ‘Methods and Applications in Social Science Research’ (A Multi-Disciplinary Training Programme)

The second in the series of ISEC’s Certificate Course in ‘Methods and Applications in Social Science Research’ (CCMASSR), was held during July 12-24, 2010. A group of post-graduates, researchers and development practitioners from the State and civil society organisations from different parts of the country and outside participated in the course. Inaugurating the course, ISEC Director Prof R S Deshpande briefly explained the details of the course.

The first week of the course was spent on introducing the participants to theoretical aspects of ‘approaches and methods’ of social science research. The second week was devoted to accommodating the needs of participants in terms of their ongoing research work as well as issues and questions relating to research methodology.

Dr K G Gayathridevi, Associate Faculty, CEENR, ISEC, coordinated the course, assisted by Ms Sahithi Sanaka.

ISEC-NCI Course on ‘Approaching the Environment in India: New Theories and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Society Interface

The Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR) of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, in association with the Nordic Centre in India (NCI), Sweden, organised a four-week inter-disciplinary course on ‘Approaching the Environment in India: New Theories and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Society Interface’ for post-graduate students from Nordic countries from July 4-31, 2010. Totally 10 post-graduate students from universities in Sweden, Finland and Denmark participated in the course. This is a regular post-graduate course equivalent to 7.5 ECTS (European Union Credits).

The first week of the course introduced the participants to general issues relating to Indian culture and environment, environment and economy interface, human well-being and sustainable development. The second week of the course familiarised the students with urban environment covering issues like water management, ecological architecture and sustainable cities and rainwater harvesting. The third week covered themes on biodiversity conservation and forest management, environmental movements with Indian case studies from the Western Ghats and the Himalayan biodiversity hotspots. The fourth week covered themes on trade and environment, and common property regimes. The students were taken to three field visits – (a) Green Buildings in co-ordination with Biome Architects, (b) E-parisara – a formal recycling plant and to informal recycling areas, and (c) comparison of a developed and a developing village – Shivalli (Bangalore rural District). The field visits were meant to practically make students aware of various aspects relating to the environment (problems and solutions) in India.

Dr K G Gayathridevi and Dr Sunil Nautiyal, faculty, CEENR, ISEC, coordinated the course.

Certificate Course in ‘Methods and Applications in Social Science Research’

ISEC conducted a three-week Certificate Course entitled ‘Methods and Applications in Social Science Research’ from February 15 to March 11, 2010. The objective of this initiative was to disseminate its cumulative expertise in research methodologies to wider communities, focusing on middle-level managers, researchers, corporate sector, government officers and especially those who have that intense urge to understand the tools of social research. The course attempted to integrate the three dimensions of research methodology, viz., philosophy, techniques and applications.

The course was held for three weeks (5-day per week) with three sessions per day. Each class spanned 90 minutes (70 minutes for teaching and remaining 20 minutes for discussion). Apart from our faculty, renowned academicians and practitioners from the field were invited to hold the sessions. The participants were provided with library access and tickets to borrow books, Each participant was allotted a faculty member from the Institute based on his/her academic interest, so that he/she can discuss in detail the research issues and expectations from the course as well as get help in preparing a term paper. Other than the regular classes, a field trip was organised to a grama panchayat area to get them exposed to rural problems. During the last two days of the course, each participant presented a paper on a topic of their choice demonstrating their understanding of research methodology. The course concluded with a special lecture on ‘Interrogating the Idea of Justice’, delivered by Prof M V Nadkarni. Dr. K G Gayathridevi, faculty member, ISEC, co-ordinated the course.

Use of Data for Planning and Monitoring of Development Programmes, GOI-UN Joint Programme on Convergence, Orientation for Senior Level Officers

In line with the annual AWP signed between ISEC and UNFPA, four rounds of orientation programmes for senior-level officers on use of data for planning and monitoring of development programmes, the first on September 10-11, 2009 and the second on September 24-25, 2009, the third and the fourth rounds  on December 3-4 and December 10-11, 2009, were held at ISEC. The first programme on September 10 was inaugurated by Ms Sobha Nambisan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Planning Department, Government of Karnataka. It was then followed by general sessions on Need for Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation. This was followed by sectoral presentation of data availability and its limitations and indicators necessary for promotion and planning with duration of one and half hours for each session. The sessions in the first programme indicated the need for planning, monitoring and evaluation and sectoral sessions on demography, health, income and price, poverty, education, employment and gender. The second programme held on September 24-25, 2009, also had similar sessions with certain changes based on the comments received on the first programme.The sessions and other activities of the third and the fourth rounds were modified on the basis of the suggestions received from the earlier two rounds. During the third round held on December 3-4, 2009, the inaugural lecture on ‘Use of Data on Planning’ was delivered by Prof Ravi Kanbur of Cornell University, USA. The fourth round held on December 10-11, 2009, was inaugurated by Dr N C Saxena. Dr Nesim Tumkaya, UNFPA Country Director, delivered the Chairperson’s remarks. As in the case of the earlier two rounds, the subjects covered in the third and the fourth rounds included Demography and Health, Education, Gender Budgeting, Poverty, Income and Employment. There was also a panel discussion session on Monitoring of Programmes. Prof K S James coordinated the programme.

Training-cum-Workshop on Research Methodology for Faculty of ATI

The institute organised one-day training-cum-workshop for the faculty of the Administrative Training Institute (ATI), the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) and the State Institute of Urban Development (SIUD), Mysore, at ISEC on October 3, 2009. This was upon the request of the Director- General of the three institutions, in response to a direction from the Staff and Administration Reforms Department, Government of India. The objective was to build the capacities of the faculty in developing an ‘Action Research Report’ that would be useful in various training programmes conducted by the three institutions in the course of their work. A compendium is to be brought out by the teaching staff based on the report by the faculty.

The course was co-ordinated by Prof S Madheswaran, Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies & Policy, and Dr K G Gayathri Devi, Associate Faculty at the CEENR, ISEC.

Capacity Building to Enhance the Competitiveness of Indian Agriculture and Registration of Organic Products Abroad

The Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Trade Wing, Government of India, had requested ISEC to conduct two training programmes for capacity building on the issues related to WTO to improve competitiveness of the Indian agriculture. Both the programmes were coordinated by Dr M J Bhende from ADRTC. The first training programme was conducted during September 4-5, 2009, and two field supervisors from each centre of the Cost of Cultivation Scheme participated in it. The second training programme was organised during September 14-15, 2009. The Department of Agriculture and Horticulture, Government of Karnataka, had deputed 15 agriculture and 10 horticulture officers serving at the block and hobli levels.

ISEC--NCI Course on ‘Methods and Applications in Social Science Research’

As is the annual practice, the Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR) at ISEC organised a four-week course on ‘Methods and Applications in Social Science Research’ under its auspices, for the graduate and post-graduate students from Nordic countries from August 2 to 29, 2009. This was organised in association with the Nordic Centre in India (NCI), Sweden. This time, one student each from universities in Finland and Sweden participated in the course that was equivalent to 10 ECTS credits (European Union Credits). Dr K G Gayathridevi, Associate Faculty, CEENR, ISEC, and Dr K Lenin Babu, Assistant Professor, CEENR, co-ordinated the course.

Training Programme on ‘‘Econometric Methods and Applications’’ for Senior-Level IES Officers of Government of India

Approaching the Environment in India: New Theories and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Society Interface

The Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources of our Institute in association with the Nordic Centre in India (NCI), Sweden organized a four week inter-disciplinary course on ‘Approaching the Environment in India: New Theories and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Society Interface’ .  It is a multi-disciplinary course that seeks to introduce students to recent theories and methods in the study of contemporary environmental issues in India.  It was organised in July - August 2007 and November - December 2008 for students from Nordic countries.  This is a regular post-graduate course equivalent to 10 ECTS (European Union Credits). Themes included - Indian culture and environment, environment and economy interface-Human well-being, sustainable development, natural resource management, environmental movements, environmental law, urban environment etc. Field trips were organized to BR Hills, Watershed, Biodiversity Conservation Park, Green Buildings, Sewage Treatment plant and Urban Slum. Totally 23  students from un.

Training Programme for Elected Representatives of Bangalore Rural Zilla Panchayat

The Center for Decentralisaion and Development organised a two-day training programme for the elected members of the Bangalore Rural Zilla Panchayat on September 26-27, 2006. The inaugural address was delivered by Mr. Narayanaswamy, ex-president of Bangalore Rural Zilla Panchayat. The training programme was coordinated by Prof Abdul Aziz and Dr. K G Gayathri Devi.

UGC-RCC-ISEC Refresher Course in Ecological Economics

A Refresher course in Ecological Economics for college and university teachers was organised by the Ecological Economics Unit of ISEC during February 4-27, 2004. The course aimed at strengthening the teaching and research capacity of the participants, particularly in ecological economics. Prof G. Thimmaiah, Member Board of Governors ISEC, delivered the inaugural address. Prof. Gopal K Kadekodi delivered the valedictory address and distributed certificates to the participants. Sixteen participants from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa and Assam, attended the course. Dr. Syed Ajmal Pasha co-ordinated the course.

UGC RCC-ISEC Refresher Course in Quantitative Techniques in Economics

The Economics Unit of the Institute organised a UGC Refresher Course in Quantitative Techniques in the Economics during December 1-24, 2003. The objective of the course was to orient the college and university lecturers to recent developments in theory and applied aspects of quantitative techniques in Economics. Dr. Vishwanath Pandit, Head Depatment of Economics, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantpur, inaugurated the course and delivered the inaugural address. About Seventeen teachers from both universities and colleges attended the course. Dr. S Madheswaran was the course coordinator.

Social Upliftment Through Profitable Banking

The Decentralisation and Development Unit organised two training programmes on "Social Upliftment Through Profitable Banking" for Karnataka Backward Classes Development Corporation. The first programme was held in August 2003, was attended by 35 senior officers, while the second one was held in November 2003 was attended by 33 field-level staff representing all the 27 Karnataka districts. These programmes aimed at enabling experience sharing and arriving at policy suggestions for making the banking operation of the Corporation viable. Dr. D Rajasekhar coordinated the training programme.

UGC-RCC-ISEC Refresher Course in Development Administration (Politics, Governance and Development)

The Development Administration Unit of the Institute conducted a UGC-RCC-ISEC Refresher Course in Development Administration (Politics, Governance and Development) for College/University Teachers during 6-31st October 2003. 28 persons participated in the programme. Prof. S N Sangita and Dr N Sivanna coordinated the course.

UGC-RCC-ISEC Refresher Course in Economics

The Economics unit of the Institute conducted a UGC-RCC-ISEC Refresher course in Development Economics for the teachers of Colleges and Universities of different parts of the country during January 9 to February 1, 2003. The objective of the course was to orient the college and university lecturers in Economics to recent developments in theoretical and applied aspects of development economics. There were 27 participants, Dr. K Gayithri coordinated the course.

UGC-RCC-ISEC Refresher Course in Sociology

The Sociology Unit of the Institute conducted a UGC-RCC-ISEC Refresher Course in Sociology for teachers of colleges and universities of different parts of the country during December 2-24, 2002. 19 persons participated in the programme. Prof. G K Karanth coordinated the course.

UGC-RCC-ISEC Refresher Course in Education

The Education unit of the Institute organised a refresher course in Education from November 7-30, 2002. The course was meant for the faculty teaching in the University post-graduate Departments of Education, Institute for Advanced studies in Education and the Colleges of Secondary Teacher Education. There were 24 participants drawn from Karnataka, Punjab, Orissa, and Goa. The Refresher Course was directed by Prof. A S Seetharamu.

Faculty Upgradation Programme in Environmental Economics

A faculty upgradation Programme in Environmental Economics was conducted by the Ecological Economics Unit during September 10 - October 9, 2001. This national level programme formed part of the World Bank aided "India: Environmental Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project" of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. 25 teachers/researchers from all over India attended the programme. It was coordinated by Prof. R Maria Saleth, Dr. G.S. Sastry, Dr. M Venkata Reddy and Dr. Syed Ajmal Pasha.

Training Programme for Zilla Panchayat Members

Two Training programmes were conducted by the Institute at the request of the Kolar Zilla Panchayat and the Chikmagalur Zilla Panchayat to provide inputs for their Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Members on June 7 and 8, 2001, and on June 15 and 16, 2001, respectively. It was coordinated by Sri. H N Ranganathan and Dr. N Sivanna

Training Programme on POPLINE Bibliographic Reproductive Health Database

The Institute in collaboration with POPLINE support centre, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, conducted a training programme on POPLINE Bibliographic Reproductive Health Database on May 23-25, 2001. Participants were officials from the State Department of Health & Family Welfare, Population Centre, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, and the Human Development Division of the Planning Department. It was coordinated by Prof. KNM Raju and C.P. Prakasam of IIPS, Mumbai.

Training of Trainers on Capacity Building for Social Development and Resettlement

A workshop was organised at the Institute during April 23-27, 2001 for Training of Trainers on Capacity Building for Social Development and Resettlement. Participants were from various NGOs and academic institutions which was sponsored by the Asian Development Bank. It was coordinated by Prof. G.K. Karanth.

Training Programme for Field Officers and Ministerial Staff of Karnataka Forest Department, under JBIC Project

A training programme for field officers of the Karnataka Forest Department was organised by the Ecological Economics unit of the Institute during February 26-March 2, 2001. Karnataka Forest Department, Banaglore sponsored the programme, which was attended by field officers. Dr Syed Ajmal Pasha coordinated the training programme.

Training Programme in Environmental Economics

A training programme was organised by the Ecological Economics unit of ISEC for the officials of State Government/ regulatory bodies in Southern India, during January 8-13, 2001. It was sponsored by the World Bank aided India: Environmental Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project. Dr K.N Ninan and Dr. G.S. Sastry coordinated the programme.

 

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