The institute and the University of Saskatchewan (UoS), Canada hosted a two-week Summer Institute Workshop on Social Justice: Practice and Research during June 19-30 at IITGN campus. The Summer Institute aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for participants to discuss and learn different ways of applying research towards achieving social justice. The emphasis is on research methods (qualitative, quantitative and mixed) and writing to enable participants to build skills to advocate for social change on the themes on gender, marginalc groups and sustainable development.
A group of nine faculty members from UofS and one from University of Ottawa, Canada along with 10 IITGN faculty members and students offered the sessions on various topics of gender, health and social science research methods. Around 38 participants from 28 universities, institutes, and organisations across the country took part in the programme. Keynote speeches were delivered by Chief Executive Officer of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme, Apoorva Oza and Director and Professor of economics at the Centre for Development Alternatives in Chennai, Prof Indira Hirway.
Prof Ambika Aiyadurai, faculty IITGN and Prof Raj Srinivasan, UoS were the coordinators of the Summer Institute.