A Constituent Institute of the University of Allahabad



Public Lecture Series: 17th January, 2020:

In its series of public lecture, G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, a constituent Institute of Allahabad University is going to organize a lecture to be delivered by Prof. Abhay Kumar Dubey. 

He will be addressing the audience on 17th January, 2020 by giving them insights on the topic of “Gyaan Ki Rajneeti”. Abhay Kumar Dubey is a journalist, a social science scholar and currently a Professor at CSDS.


UGC-HRDC-Refresher Course on Research Methodology in Social Sciences
(Exploring Our Own Social Science: Marginality, Methodology and Social Discourse)

The G B Pant Social Science Institute (A Constituent Institute of the Central University of Allahabad), Allahabad is organizing a Refresher Course on Research Methodology in Social Sciences from January 31 to February 13, 2020. Permanent / temporary / adhoc/ contract teachers with 3 years of continuous teaching experience are eligible for this Refresher Course.

The objective of the programme is to understand and critically examine different new/ non-traditional perspectives to capture social realities rather than focusing only on existing academic discourses and deliberations. This programme will be an attempt to introduce new methodologies, perspectives and questions needed to understand social realities especially the marginal issues. This course will be an endeavor to explore indigenous/ alternative methods and resources. This would enable us to create a new epistemology of critical eye to perceive the society. This course will also help in sharpening research arguments of emerging social scientists and in evolving their research potential.
Applicants need to submit their dully filled application form. Applications should be sent to Director, GBPSSI, Jhusi, Allahabad 211019 or by e-mail director@gbpssi.org.in.

The last date for submitting application is November 20, 2019. Decision of the Institute regarding the selection of the candidates shall be final. 

Note: The selected participants will get free boarding and lodging on twin-sharing basis. Train fare (III AC) by the shortest route will be reimbursed.

Contact: B. J. Bose Mobile No.: 9839815399, e-mail: bjbose@gmail.com. For more detail please visit our website www.gbpssi.in or contact B. J. Bose (Mobile No.: 9839815399, e-mail: bjbose@gmail.com). For downloading of application form please visit University of Allahabad HRDC page (http://allduniv.ac.in/home/pages/476).


34th G.B. Pant Memorial Lecture

Our Changing Climate: Natural, Economic and Political

Lecture by: P. Sainath

Date: September 7, 2019

Venue: Auditorium, G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Allahabad

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Lecture Series: Challenges before Indian Society

Topic: Swami Vivekanand and the Question of Indian Modernity 

Speaker: Prof. Makarand R. Paranjape

Date and Time: 09-Sept-2019 at 10:00 am, Venue: Auditorium, G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Allahabad


National Seminar on

Population, Health and Environment

Sponsored by: Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi

September 20-22, 2019

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Important Dates

Last Date for Abstract and Extended Abstract Submission: 05-Aug-2019

Notification of accepted papers: 16-Aug-2019

Last Date for payment of registration fee: 30-Aug-2019

Full Paper Submission: 10-Sept-2019


Registration Fee for Participants (Non-Refundable)



Registration Fee

Academicians and Others


Rs. 1,200/-

Academicians and Others


Rs. 1,000/-

Research Scholars and Students


Rs. 1,000/-

Research Scholars and Students


Rs. 700/-


Bank Detail for NEFT/RTGS

Account Name

Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute


Dena Bank


Nyaya Nagar, Jhusi, Allahabad

Account No.





Contact Details:

Dr. Kunal Keshri (e-mail: keshri.kunal@gmail.com, Mobile: 8303697775)

Mr. B.J. Bose (e-mail: bjbose@gmail.com, Mobile: 9839815399)


Reflections on Kashmir

Lecture by Professor Rattan Lal Hangloo, Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad

Date and Time: 08-July-2019 at 3:00 pm

Venue: Seminar Hall, G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad

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International Museum Day: Exploring Manav Vikas Sangrahalaya

Saturday, 18th May, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Walk with Dr. Kavita Gupta

This guided tour is free of cost.

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Council for Social Development, New Delhi, G B Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, & Anthropological Survey of India, Govt. of India

Invite application for one week programme on 

Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences: Ethnography, Narratives and Social Stories, (11-15 March 2019)

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Last Date of Application: 28 February 2019

Duration: One Week 

Eligible participants: Students/ researchers/ teachers in research institutions/ universities/ colleges, professionals in government organisations and NGOs 

Course contents: Understanding specificities of Indian society; different methods of qualitative research; selecting the field; the question of outsider and insider; selection of respondents; family tree and biographical notes of respondents; retrieving the memories; semi structured and un-structured interviews (Baat-se-baat methodology); focused group discussions (FGDs) to validate the facts and fill in the incomplete stories; capturing the silence, murmuring, half sentences; inclusion of left out resources (proverbs, folk stories and songs); content analysis and discourse analysis; visual representation of qualitative data; writing social stories

Course contribution: Rs. 3000/- (inclusive of kit bag, course material, lunch & refreshments) 

Payment through Crossed Cheque/ DD in favour of Council for Social Development, payable at Delhi or NEFT (A/c no. 600720100050048, Bank of India, IFSC Code BKID0006007)

Application details: www.csdindia.org or https://ansi.gov.in 

Contact: Dr. Susmita Mitra email-id susmita [at] csdindia [dot]org and Dr. Archana Singh email-id archanaparihar [at] gmail [dot] com


Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0: Pariksha Ki Baat PM Ke Saath

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GBPSSI Autumn School: Two Days Workshop

How to Write Social Stories

November 19-20, 2018


List of experts:

Dr. Mamta Kalia, Eminent Novelist, New Delhi
Sri Rahul Dev, Honorary Advisor, Speaker's Research Initiatives (Lok Sabha), New Delhi
Prof. Pradeep Bhargava, Department of Economics, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak
Sri Akhilesh, Editor Tadbhav, Lucknow

For Registration, please contact Mr. B.J. Bose (9839815399).


Two days National Conference

Social Sciences in 21st Century: Indian Intellectual Traditions

in collaboiration with

Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi

March 24-25, 2018

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Two days National Seminar

Social Empowerment and Inclusion through Education: Role of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan

March 10-11, 2018

(Sponsored by Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi)


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Education has always been perceived as one of the most important and critical inputs that has the capability for bringing about substantial transformation in the socio-economic and cultural aspects of the people, region and the nation. Eve r since the launching of first five year plan in the early fifties of twentieth century, greater emphasis has been placed on enhancing its coverage and scope. The launching of plethora of educational programmes in the subsequent plan periods bear testimony to the face how serious the government has been towards its commitment.

The impact of these endeavours could be summed up as a mixed one. It could be summarised as the saga of success and failures, triumph and disappointments and integration and marginalization. While success, triumph and integration were achieved in the field of enhancement of physical infrastructure, teachers’ and students enrolment, over all literacy rates; disappointment, failure, and marginalization were witnessed in the form of high levels of dropout rates of the students at the primary and secondary levels, heightening of the gender disparities, marginalization of deprived community students, dilution in the quality of education etc.

Concern of these developments, the government, on her part, appointed various committees and expert groups to look into the overall working of educational sector and suggest appropriate suggestions and interventions. Based on their recommendations, the government finally launched a very ambitious programme that is known as Sarva Siksh Abhiyaan (SSA) in the year 2001.

It is relevant to recall that prior to SSA, the country had witnessed a plethora of educational programmes that had been launched in various plan period. However, in the absence of a proper and effective guideline, these programmes often tended to criss-cross each other domain, often blunting the thrust, focus and scope. In SSA, these inconsistencies and anomalies have been adequately addressed. The programme not only aims at expediting the process of universaliation of elementary programme, but also tend to empower the principal stake holders through a host of relevant social intervention and make the people socially accountable. What has been unique about this programme has been its complete compatibility with earlier educational programmes that operated independently. Under SSA, the entire spectra of educational programmes that start with early childhood care and carry through the elementary and post elementary phase has been brought under its umbrella.

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan has now been in operation for now more than one a decade and a half. It will be interesting to see to what extent the programme has succeeded to address the issues of univerasalisation of education, gender empowerment, social equity and inclusion, social accountability, access etc. How have the interventions envisaged under SSA have performed not only in streamlining the programme but also in promoting the concept of social empowerment, social inclusion and social harmony! The sub themes of the seminar have been summarised as follows


Sub Themes

Session –I

Whether the access of vulnerable section has enhanced.

Session –II

How the implementation of MDM has promoted the concept of harmony and retention of children in the schools

Session - III

Has the empowerment of socially disadvantaged group enhanced through their participation in MDM.

Session –IV

How the functionality of SMCs has promoted the concept of social accountability.

Venue: G B Pant Social Science Institute, Jhunsi, Allahabad

Last date for the submission of Abstract: February 1, 2018

Last date for the submission of full paper: February 25, 2018

Interested participants are requested to send the abstract and later the full length paper on the seminarssa2018@gmail.com account.

Seminar Coordinator: Prof. S.K. Pant, Contact No.: 9450094811

Seminar Assistant: Sri Jai Prakash Tripathi, Contact No.: 9453461006



Lecture Series

Challenges before Indian Society

17th, 20th, 23rd and 24th January 2017

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National Seminar 

Creativity, Criticality and Social Sciences

December 10-11, 2016

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Seminar on 23-September-2016

Professor Rajen Harshe
Eminent Social Scientist
President, Board of Governors, G B Pant Social Science Institute
will give a Seminar on

Contemporary Themes in Social Sciences

In the auditorium of the Institute on September 23, 2016 at 11 am.


31st Govind ballabh Pant Memorial Lecture

Professor Nandini Sundar, Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi shall deliver the 31st Govind Balllabh Pant Memorial Lecture on

The Propaganda Wars

on the Foundation Day of the Institute on September 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm in the Institute Auditorium.

This talk will look at the media coverage of the state-Maoist conflict between 2005 and 2016 and the way in which it affects the functioning of Indian democracy.


Utsav "Azaadi 70"

Institute is celebrating “Independence 70” from August 9-23, 2016. Following events shall be organized during this period.

Visit to slums of Allahabad by M. Phil. students.
Patriotic songs by MBARD students
Patriotic group song competition
Poster competition on “Yaad karo kurbani” View images
Extempore competition
Speech competition
Essay writing competiton
Quiz competition


Symposium on Premchand (31 July - 01 August 2016)




Most Marginalised Dalits: Mobilizations and Struggles for Justice

Most Marginalised Dalits: Mobilizations and Struggles for Justice
Call for Research Papers for a ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar
29-30 March, 2016

There are series of democratic struggles within Dalits by most marginalized Dalits for greater recognition and redistribution from mid of the 1990s in India. These struggles critically interrogate categories like Scheduled Caste, Dalit and Dalit Bahujans

Uttar Pradesh: An Idea

Uttar Pradesh: An Idea
Call for Research Papers
February 29 - March 1, 2016 (Postponed till further notice)

G B Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad is organizing a two day colloquium 'Uttar Pradesh: An Idea' on February 29 & March 1,2016 to understand the different undercurrents of UP. Researchers working on UP with new perspective are requested to partic

Orientation Programme for Schedule Tribe and Other Marginalized Groups

Orientation Programme for Schedule Tribe and Other Marginalized Groups
Sponsored by ICSSR-NRC, New Delhi
March 31–April 3, 2016 (Last date: March 15, 2016)

The G B Pant Social Science Institute (A Constituent Institute of the Central University of Allahabad), Allahabad is organising a Four-Day Orientation Programme on March 31–April 3, 2016 for the Research Scholars and Faculty Members belonging to ST and

International Museum Day

International Museum Day
Exploring Manav Vikas Sangrahalaya
Saturday, 18th May 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm