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Research Programmes

  • CIDASIA

    Culture: Industries and Diversity in Asia

  • CUSP

    The Culture-Subjectivity-Psyche programme

  • HEIRA

    Higher Education Innovation and Research Applications

  • LSCP

    Law Society Culture Programme

FAREWELL AND NEW BEGINININGS
On August 15, 2014, HEIRA ceases to exist under that name.
 

As part of its interest in working towards changing the higher education sector in India, the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), established in 1998, set up a Higher Education Cell in 2007 in collaboration with the Sir Ratan Tata Trust. The ground for this had been prepared when CSCS faculty members Tejaswini Niranjana and Mrinalini Sebastian had researched the history and present situation of Indian higher education to write up a Strategy Paper for the Trust.

The Paper listed the possible directions in which independent funding could help address the different kinds of crises in the sector – to do with inflexible institutional structures, outdated and non-relevant curricula, poorly trained teachers, and lack of new resources for students.

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CSCS Updates - 2013
In 2001, CSCS had launched its academic programme with a PhD in Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, set up under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Manipal University (then MAHE). Upto 2012, the PhD programme saw over 60 taught courses of 42 hour/14 week sessions, over 40 students registered and 12 students already completed in two affiliating locations. Both the courses and the individual research done by students have been widely recognized as important and pathbreaking contributions to Indian social sciences and humanities. Ex-students of CSCS now occupy faculty and post-doctoral positions in several well-known universities in India and internationally

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Students at CSCS

Nitya Vasudevan

Ashwin Kumar A.P.

Ashwin Kumar A.P.

Working as Programme Coordinator in the Higher Education Cell, CSCS, Bangalore

 
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Faculty
S.V. Srinivas

S.V. Srinivas

Tejaswini Niranjana

Tejaswini Niranjana

 
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Students Graduated
Meera Ashar

Meera Ashar

Sufiya Pathan

Sufiya Pathan

 
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