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Second Annual Seminar on Research in Social Sciences

  • Monk Prayogshala 4116, 4th Floor, C Wing, Oberoi Garden Estates Near Chandivali Studios, Powai, Mumbai 400072 Maharashtra, India (map)

What is the Seminar about?

This day-long seminar will showcase undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral research in the social sciences in India. It will engage with wide-ranging contemporary topics in the social sciences and provide a forum for students from various institutions to engage in exchange of academic knowledge. Last year, research topics ranged from social exclusion in cemeteries, and attitudes toward gender equality in young adults, among others.

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Objectives of the Seminar

  • Encouraging high quality research as an important part of the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral curricula in India.
  • Providing an opportunity to students from various disciplines within the social sciences to present their research.
  • Engaging with topics of contemporary relevance and rigorous methods employed in social sciences research.
  • Establishing an academic forum for students of the social sciences to receive a critical review of their work.

Keynote Address

Ms. Ketaki Chowkhani (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai) will be giving the keynote address on "Doing Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Exploring Challenges and Possibilities". Ketaki is currently pursuing her PhD in Women's Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Her doctoral research is on adolescent sexuality and sex education in schools in Mumbai. She has published extensively on the topics of female sexuality and sexual expression. She also holds an MPhil in Cultural Studies from EFLU Hyderabad and an MA in English from Pondicherry University.

What can Participants expect to receive from the Seminar?

Participants can expect to hear about a wide variety of contemporary applied and empirical research in the social sciences. The papers presented at the seminar will reflect rigorous and high-quality student research in India, and this is expected to enable participants to learn more about planning and executing such research for their own theses or research projects and assignments.

Important Dates for Participants

Registration deadline (Early Bird): 1st October, 2016
Registration deadline (Late fee): 24th October, 2016


  • Undergraduate students
  • Postgraduate students
  • MPhil students
  • PhD students
  • Recent graduates (within one year) are also welcome to apply


The seminar will be held  at 4116, 4th Floor, Oberoi Garden Estates, C Wing, Off Saki Vihar Road, near Chandivali Studios, Powai, Mumbai – 400072.
Nearest stations: Kanjurmarg (Central); Andheri (Western) Saki Naka (Metro Station)
Bus routes: 319, 335

Earlier Event: August 27
Stata Workshop