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Research Programmes


    Culture: Industries and Diversity in Asia

  • CUSP

    The Culture-Subjectivity-Psyche programme


    Higher Education Innovation and Research Applications

  • LSCP

    Law Society Culture Programme

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could help address the different kinds of crises in the sector – to do with inflexible institutional structures, outdated and non-relevant curricula, poorly trained teachers, and lack of new resources for students.


CSCS Updates - 2020

CSCS Digital Innovations Fund (CDIF)

CIS: see: 
CSDS: Open Media Library see:
CAMP:  Bombay Wiki  
Orient Blackswan Series: Culture and Democracy at the Millennial Turn.
Breaking the Silo: Integrated Science Education in India (ed. Tejaswini Niranjana, Anup Dhar and K. Sridhar)
Conversations with Upendra Baxi (Kakarala Sitharamam, Arvind Narrain, Lawrence Liang and Sruti Chaganti) 
Culture-Critique-Clinic (CCC) (Anup Dhar/Ashish Rajadhyaksha) 
The Difficulty of Being Heathen (A.P. Ashwin Kumar, Vivek Dhareshwar)
Digital Pasts/Futures (Nishant Shah, Nafis Hasan, Ashish Rajadhyaksha)
CSCS Special Projects (Faculty): project to research the history of the Film & Television Institution of India and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI).
 Institutional Collaborations: see: http://www.indiancine.maSaath-Saath see Cultural StudiesSummer School: Jadavpur University, Kolkata see


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Students at CSCS
Kanthi Krishnamurthy

Kanthi Krishnamurthy

Ranjini Krishnan

Ranjini Krishnan

S.V. Srinivas

S.V. Srinivas

Tejaswini Niranjana

Tejaswini Niranjana

Students Graduated
Shashikala Srinivasan

Shashikala Srinivasan

Asha Achuthan