Walk-in-Interview for the post of Research Associate in ICSSR sponsored Project. Last Date: 0-June-2024 || Ph.D Admission Notice. Interview on June 10-11, 2024. || Admission Notice: Master of Arts in Liberal Studies 2024-25. || MBARD Admissions - 2024 announced. Closing of Online Registration and Payment: 05-June-2024. || Ph.D Admission Notice. Last Date for Registration: 22-April-2024. ||


ICSSR sponsored One day collaborative workshop on Development of North-East India. Dated: 13-Feb-2024

G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Prayagraj, U.P. and Department of Sociology, Rajiv Gandhi Univerty, Arunachal Pradesh

Organises ICSSR sponsored One day collaborative workshop on

Development of North-East India: A study of Prime Minister's Development Initiative for North East Region (PMDevINE)

Date: 13-Feb-2024

Venue: Conference Hall, Department of Sociology, RGU

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Call for Application

Two Days' Workshop on Quantitative Data Analysis using STATA

26–27 February, 2024

This workshop is tailored for early career researchers, PhD students, and professionals in social sciences and health sciences who wish to enhance their skills in data analysis using STATA.

Registration Deadline: 5th February 2024

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Call for Papers

ICSSR Sponsored Two Days National Seminar

Evolving Paradigm of Healthcare in India: Bridging Gaps & Envisioning Progress

28–29 February, 2024

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ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar

The Past, Present and Future of Disability-Inclusive India: Celebrating 75 Years of India’s Independence

04-05 December, 2023

Venue: G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

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ICSSR Sponsored Two Weeks Capacity Building Programme for Social Science Faculty

11-23 December 2023

Dates for Call for Application has been extended to 05-Dec-2023

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Pratham Samajiki Vyakhyan

Sahitya Ke Itihas Ki Prasangikta: Kyon Aur Kaise

11-October-2023 at 5:00 pm 

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ICSSR Sponsored Two Days National Seminar

The Past, Present and Future of Disability-Inclusive India: Celebrating 75 Years of India’s Independence

04-05 December, 2023

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Sub themes:

We invite theoretical and empirical papers shedding light on the following sub-themes:

- Pre- and post-independence disability governance perspective;
- Disability and Indian Knowledge System
- Disability and Indian Society
- People with disabilities and their participation in local governance;
- People with disabilities and rural development;
- Women empowerment and their representation in political scenario;
- Students with disabilities and inclusive education;
- Disability and migration & refugees’ issues;
- Disability and gender issues;
- Disability and entrepreneurship;
- Social Entrepreneurship;
- COVID-19 and post-pandemic impact on lives of PwDs;
- Disability and AI;
- People with disabilities and regional tribes;
- Disability and skills development concerns;
- Disability and corporate social responsibility;
- Disability and assistive technology;
- People with disabilities and Inclusive employment trends;
- People with disabilities and Poverty
- People with disabilities and social inequality;
- People with disabilities and religion;
- People with disabilities and caste system challenges;
- People with disabilities and Health care issues & emerging trends;
- Disability and social welfare dialogue;
- Disability and G20 goals;
- Disability Accessibility;
- India@75: future inclusive development plans.

Note: The above sub-themes are only indicative. Authors may opt other topics also relevant to the theme of the Seminar.




Political Economy of India's Development Challenges: Celebrating 75 years of India's Independence

25th- 26th September, 2023

Venue: G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

We invite the research papers that engages in theoretical, conceptual and empirical issues in political economy of India's development.

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Important Dates

Last Date for Abstract Submission: 2nd September, 2023
Acceptance ofAbstract: 5th September, 2023
Last Date for Full Paper Submission: 20th September, 2023



Short Video Competition

The Department of Higher Education is organizing a short video competition from 15.06.2023 to 09.07.2023 on MyGov platform, before commemoration of Third Anniversary of NEP, 2020 on 29.07.2023.

The link of the Short Video Competition is live on MyGov Platform at link: 

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The JPEG file of the banner of the Competition in Hindi and English is attached below. 

Also the open source file of the banner may be accessed at: - 

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International Summer School 2023 

Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analyses in Social Science Research

24 – 28 July 2023

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Summer School Workshop 2023

Research in Social Science: Theories, Methods, and Writing Skills

12-16 July, 2023

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2 Days Basic Training Programme on

Human Rights

in collaboration with National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi

28-29 March 2023

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

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Tribal Religions and Freedom Struggle

2nd – 3rd MARCH 2023

The last date for abstract submission and registration will be 1st March 2023.

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Concept Note and Themes

Tribals in India are diverse in their languages, cultures and living conditions. This diversity adds to the diversity of India. These diversities in beliefs nurture and guide their worldviews. Neighbouring groups and foreigners have constantly attacked their beliefs. Their religions have never been given due respect they deserve. Besides being labelled superstitious and wild, their belief systems have always been regarded as a significant factor for their so-called backwardness. Their religious lives have invariably been considered to be village affairs. For a long time, their religions have been misconstrued by their neighbours and foreigners as detrimental to human progress. Scholars have not sufficiently studied the roles played by tribal religions. This is particularly so in the context of the Indian freedom struggle.


Tribal religion, Tribal religious movements, Tribal political movements, Tribal rites of passage, Tribal festivals, Freedom struggle, Forest rights, Tribal religious leaders, Tribal freedom fighters, Tribal literature, Tribal folktales and songs, and other related themes


Faculties and scholars


Send abstract in 200 words at by 25th February 2023
Intimation of selected papers: 26th February 2023


Last date of registration: 28th February 2023
Google Form:
Bank Account: 86360100015189, Bank of Baroda, Nyaynagar, Allahabad
Rs. 500 (Faculties); Rs. 300 (Scholars)


Call for Papers

National Seminar on

India@75 years of Independence: Celebrating Unsung Women Freedom Fighters

December 27-28, 2022

Organised by: Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Prayagraj, UP

Concept Note with Sub-themes 

The proposed conference as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, (celebrating India’s Freedom after seventy-five years of independence) intends to celebrate the lesser known freedom fighters especially women whose contribution in India’s freedom struggle while very important but less discussed. The freedom struggle was successful owing to the popular base it had. It certainly included the thousands of men and women who were instrumental in driving the British away. India’s freedom struggle witnessed support from every nook and corner of the country. It thrived on the academic ground and flourished with the increased contribution of each and every member of Indian society. The history of India is full of the sacrifices made by common people as by the frontline leadership. As post-modernist approach to social sciences emphasises, there has always been a closer inter-linkage between knowledge and power. In the process of documentation and the hierarchy of narratives that dominate socio-political milieu; sacrifices and contributions of those who are at the margins, especially Dalitwomen, tribal women and women as a whole remained less celebrated.


International Winter School 2023

The Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute is offering a compendious winter school programme. It will be a certificate course to be offered by Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh which is a constituent institute of Allahabad University. The institute has well-versed faculty members with impeccable dedication to teaching and research. Since its establishment, it has had a reputation for having research on a spectrum of social science issues.

Themes and Structural Framework
The international winter school will offer two courses each of one week between 3rd January 2023 and 14th January 2023 with two independent modules.
(a) Research Methodology Workshop Focussing on Large-Scale Data Analysis (3rd January 2023 – 8th January 2023) 
(b) Building Academic Writing Skills (9th January 2023 – 14th January 2023)


Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences: Ethnography, Narratives and Social Stories

28 November to 02 December 2022

Organised by Council for Social Development, New Delhi and G B Pant Social Science Institute, Prayagraj, A Constituent Institute of Allahabad University

Invite application for one week programme on Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences: Ethnography, Narratives and Social Stories

Last Date of Application: 20 November 2022

Duration:One Week

Venue: Council for Social Development, New Delhi

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Lok Aradhana

29 September, 2022, 06:00 pm at G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Prayagraj

in Joint Aegis with Lok Evam Janjati Kala Evam Sanskriti Sansthan, Sanskriti Vibhag, Uttar Pradesh

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National Seminar

Culture and Heroes

24-25 September, 2022
in Collaboration with Sahitya Akademi

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Brainstorming on U.P. Development Review 

Date and Time: 24-Aug-2022 at 10:00 am 
Venue: Room No. 112, Yojna Bhawan, Lucknow.

The Brainstorming is organised by G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Prayagraj in collaboration with Department of Planning & Department of Information and Public Relations, U.P.


Summer School On Development & Social Change

The Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute offers a compendious summer school programme. This summer school offers One Week Certificate Course on 4 major themes of vital importance for studies in development and social change. The course will impart training and guidance by its eminent faculties as well as renowned academicians from different prestigious institutions of the country. The course will follow an Online Mode.


The summer school course offers 4 Certificate Courses each of one week from 16th May, 2022 to 28th June, 2022 with 4 independent modules

Cluster I: Democracy and Social Justice (16th May-23rd May, 2022)

Fee for the Course: Rs. 2000/-, Last Date of Registration- 14th May 2022

Cluster II: Sustainable Development of Rural Areas: Barriers, Threats, and Opportunities (30th May-6th June, 2022)

Fee for the Course: Rs. 2000/- (for UG/ PG/ Ph D. Scholars), Rs. 3000/- (for Working Professionals). Last Date of Registration- 28th May 2022

Cluster III: Research Methodology Workshop Focusing on Large Scale Data Analysis (13th June-18th June, 2022)

Fee for the Course: Rs. 3000/-, Last Date of Registration- 11th June, 2022

Cluster IV: Gender and Development (21st June-28th June, 2022)  

Fee for the Course: Rs. 2000/-, Last Date of Registration- 19th June 2022

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Navodit Lekhak Karyashala

A joint venture of Samajik Vimarsh and Samajiki

The Institute is organising a Navodit Lekhak Karyashala on 16-17 May, 2022. It is a joint venture of Council for Social Development, New Delhi and G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Prayagraj.

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MOU signed between Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Prayagraj Central Tribal University, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Prayagraj has signed an MoU with Central Tribal University, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh on December 01, 2021. The MoU focuses on exchange of faculty of social sciences and other faculties for specific durations. It also concentrates on interactions of doctoral students through student interaction / exchange programs. It will undertake joint research programs, research projects and other academic endeavours. Under this MoU both the organizations will also conduct joint seminars and workshops on current social issues as well as on issues of national importance.


Panel discussion on  “Liberal Studies: A New Trajectory”

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G. B. Pant Social Science Institute is launching a new course in Masters in Liberal Studies (MALS). To discuss the importance of this course in contemporary times and to throw light on its purpose and to sensitize the students, faculty and academia, the institute organized online Panel discussion on  “Liberal Studies: A New Trajectory”  on 23rd September, 2021. There were two panelists in the session. The panelists were Prof. Bishnu N. Mohapatra who is a Professor of Politics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Krea University and Prof. Salil Misra who is a professor in School of Liberal Studies, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, New Delhi. Prof. Mohapatra spoke on the topic “Liberal Studies and Creative Social Science and Prof. Salil Misra spoke on the topic Liberal Studies and Social Science”. Both the panelists are already involved with this course in their universities. The panelists discussed about the crisis of social science in today’s world and proposed a need of inter disciplinarity of social science disciplines and the trajectories to connect with humanities, art and culture to make younger generations more efficient so that they can deal with this complex world. They also narrated the career opportunities lying with this course. In fact this course is a nice blending of creativity, knowledge and career opportunities.


Foundation Day Celebrations

The Institute cordially invites you to join online lectures to be delivered as part of 41st Foundation Day celebrations.

September 10, 2021 6:00 pm IST
Special Lecture:
Tagore and Gandhi: Differing without Rancour
by Rudrangshu Mukherjee
Professor of History, Chancellor Ashoka University

September 11, 2021 :00 pm IST/6:30 am Chicago Time
36th G.B. Pant Memorial Lecture:
Debating Radical Cinema: The Film Society Movement in India
by Rochona Majumdar
Associate Professor, University of Chicago

Lectures will be delivered online via MS Team


Workshop on Mulya Pravah, 13-17 April, 2021

The G. B. Pant Social Science Institute is organizing a 5-days workshop entitled “Mulya Pravah”. The workshop has been organized for MBA (RD) and D. Phil students from 13 - 17 April, 2021. The workshop is developed on the guidelines of UGC. The objective of this workshop is intended to create awareness among the students about moral values and professional ethics. It will also help young professionals in conceptualizing values, understanding discourses on ethical issues and identifying the reasons for the violation of professional ethics.

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Discussion on Book: Because India Comes First by Ram Madhav

Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi organized a Book Discussion on 11th January, 2021 from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. It was based on the book “Because India Comes First” written by Ram Madhav”. Ram Madhav ji is a thinker and Social Activist. The author was present to discuss about his book at the Instiute. The programme was organized both online mode and on campus. Honorable Chairman Prof. T. V. Kattimani welcomed the Chief Guest through virtual mode. Prof. Badri Narayan, Director, GBPSSI shared the vision of the institute. He said that Ram Madhav ji is a man who thinks, who writes and intervene in discourses and challenges of recent society. Dr. Kunal Keshri, Assistant Professor, GBPSSI introduced the author for the event. Professor Bhaskar Majumder discussed about the book in the session and stated that the book differs from conventional academic writings that covers vibrant phenomenon of current time. Shri Ram Madhav, the author of his book elaborated about the book saying that the book is a compilation of writings over several years and is written on the thought of ‘Rashtra Sarvopari (Nation is the Supreme Idea).’ He added that this book consist of 3 agenda items, that may be considered as underlying theme- Firstly, a strong democracy or Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘Ramrajya’ where citizen voice prevails. Secondly, Social Democracy of Ambedkar and the thirdly, Gandhi- Vinoba – Deen Dayal’s concept of ‘Antyodaya’, an economic model. The Book discussion ended with vibrant Question- Answer session. Professor K. N. Bhatt proposed the Vote of thanks for the programme. Some of the eminent scholars like Prof. G. C. Rath, Dr. Archana Singh, Dr. Satendra Kumar, Dr. Chandraiah Gopani, Dr. Rewa Singh and academicians from University of Allahabad and its constituent colleges were also present in the book discussion. The book discussion was a ‘Meet the Author’ programme that provided opportunities to the students to interact with the author virtually.


One week Workshop on Data Analytics, December 10-16, 2020

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Contemporary social science is constantly being complemented by the growing accessibility and availability of various new data sources with the notable addition of computational tools for data collection and analysis. But any researcher requires skill with an in-depth understanding of techniques and processes to use this huge reservoir.
Keeping in view the aforementioned need, the GB Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Prayagraj is organising  a one-week workshop on 'Data Analytics'  during December 10-16, 2020 for the Faculty Members of Social Science and allied disciplines. This programme is being organised under the aegis of UGC-HRDC, Central University of Allahabad, Prayagraj.  This workshop is an attempt to develop a basic understanding of various quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques to enhance the knowledge and to understand the suitability of statistical software packages for social science research. The workshop will introduce methods essential for quantitative and qualitative data collection, measurement and analysis. This workshop will also provide an opportunity to learn present data-driven findings effectively using SPSS, Stata, Atlas Ti including basics of R Package and RStudio.
On the one hand, this workshop will introduce vibrant and growing data sources and various statistical tools to handle it. On the other, it will offer the skills needed to use these statistical packages.
A range of data sources and techniques will be covered by eminent academicians, professionals and practitioners. 

Important Instructions

Registration forms will be only accepted through online mode.
The Maximum number of participants 40 for regular courses.
Once Registered, the candidates will be given Account details to submit fee.
Only registration will not be considered as admission to course / Programme.
Fee needs to be submitted within stipulated time, failing which, the registration stands cancelled. 
All the above Programmes will be conducted by adhering with the 12th Plan Guidelines of UGC.
Since the dates of the programmes are subject to change, The Participants should come to attend the course/ programme when invited.
There should be minimum gap of one year between two courses, through it may be relaxed if adequate number of participants are not available or it is essential for the teachers to fulfill eligibility conditions for CAS.
The list of selected candidates for any course will be uploaded on website, 7 days before the commencement of the course.
Selected candidates are required to send relieving order the concerned authority two day before commencement of the course through online.
Certificate of completion of course will be given only to those participants who attend the course for the full duration / session.
Every participants will be evaluated on the five point scale on the basis of the performance in the course and grade will be awarded.



40th Foundation Day Celebration

Special Address by Honorable Education Minister on the 40th Foundation Day Celebration

The Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute on the occasion of its 40th Foundation Day organised a Special address by Honourable Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Ji. The Minister congratulated the Institute for its successful completion of 40 years.He, in his address, showed his belief in the academic work done by the Institute in the field of Research and Development and suggested to work continuously in the same way in the process of development. He also talked about Late Pt. Govind Ballabh and his love for the country. How he took relentless pain to get this country free and to establish India as vishwaguru in the field of Education. Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Ji congratulated and thanked the entire family of the Institute who are associated with it and had invested a big part of their life in the making of this Institute successful in the last 40 years. 

Address by Honorable Education Minister


Release of Impact of COVID-19 Report

The Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute has done the study on the Impact of COVID-19. The Institute got the report released on its 40th Foundation Day by the Vice- Chancellor of University of Allahabad, Prof. R.R. Tewari. The Vice-Chancellor also congratulated the Institute on its successful completion of 40 years and encouraged it to work in the same way in the process of Research and Development. The study covers 6 different villages of Lucknow, Allahabad and Varanasi. The study is done in two different parts by Prof. Bhaskar Majumder and Team and by Dr. Rewa Singh and Team.


Publications Release on 40th Foundation Day

The Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute on its 40th Foundation Day released two of its publications. The Honourable Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on a special request released these publications. The publications are as follows-

1. Microfinance: Managing Processes for Better Outreach, written by Late Prof. Sunit Singh, Dr. Rewa Singh and Dr. Ravindra Tripathi.
2. Justice for Invisible Dalits: "Mobilization and Struggles of the Most Marginalised Dalits in India", written by Dr. Chandraiah Gopani.

The Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court was very happy and affectionately did the honor of releasing these publications. He was impressed by knowing the work done by the Institute ihn the Society regarding Social change and Development, Societal Problems and the ways to tackle them. He also congratulated the Institute on its successful completion of 40 years. It is important to mention that in the wake of COVID-19, the strict care of social distancing and preventions were followed by the Institute.

Release of Publications


Lecture series:  40th Year of Foundation

Topic: Rashtriya Shiksha Niti, Parivartan Aur Bhavishya Ka Bharat

Lecture by Shri Aniruddh Deshpande. Date: September 07, 2020, Time: 3:00 p.m. Via Zoom Meeting.


Foundation Day

Institute is going to complete its 40 years of Foundation on September 10, 2020. The Institute celebrates this day every year with great enthusiasm and organizes different academic events. Thus, Institute has organized following programmes on this event

The programme is scheduled in two sessions


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Virtual International Symposium

Putting the Brakes on COVID 19: How to Safeguard the Health and rights of Women and Girls Now?

on the Occasion of World Population Day, during 04.00-06.00 pm on July 13, 2020 using an online platform.

Contact person details 
Dr. Kunal Keshri (Convener), Mail Id:


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International Day of Yoga - 2020

The Institute celebrated International Day of Yoga on 21-June-2020 from 9:00 to 10:00 am. 

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International Day of Yoga - 2020

The Institute is celebrating International Day of Yoga - 2020 on 21-June-2020 from 9:00 to 10:00 am. Due to Covid-19 pandemic all are invited to join Yoga exhibit online with the expert from Art of Living.


1. Install Zoom App on your mobile or laptop.
2. Link will be shared through Whatsapp.
3. Be on time.

Zoom Link

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Covid-19: Challenges and Digitalisation in Microfinance Sector


25-June-2020 at 4:00 pm

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Webinar link and other details will be sent to the registered email-Id.



Online Summer School on “Migrant Realities”

Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute, Prayagraj is going to organize 5-day online Summer School on Migrant Realities from May 24, 2020 to June 03, 2020.


In brief, The Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute (A Constituent Institute of Central University of Allahabad) is a leading research and teaching Institute in the field of Social Sciences and Developmental studies in India. The main areas of research at the Institute include development planning and policy, population, livelihood and migration, health and environment, human development, rural development and management, culture, power and change, democracy, and institutions. The Institute offers M.Phil. – Integrated Doctoral programme in Social Sciences and Post Graduate Course in Rural Development.


The objective of this Summer School is to know more about migrant realities in our country through deep analysis of it with the help of data’s and academic interpretations. The Government officials will also be invited to throw some light on government’s initiatives and policies to tackle the current crisis.


We have invited eminent scholars of Migration Studies and some Public Intellectuals such as Prof. R. B. Bhagat, International Institute of Population Studies; Prof. Manish Jha, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Sudeep Thakur, Eminent Journalist; Prof. Pushpendra Kumar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Patna; Prof. Yogendra Yadav, Eminent Public Intellectual and social leader; Mrityunjay Kumar, Media advisor, Government of UP. The scholars will deliver their lecture on Migrant Realities. They will also suggest some of the reading materials which will be really helpful for the participants.


The Summer School is open for public, students, social activists, administrators, journalists and other social communities. We are running this course without fee. Interested people are requested to register themselves latest by May 24, 2020. Kindly, give us your confirmation with following details.


Name of the Institution
Email ID
Contact number


For registration and other details, you may contact Ms. Anjum Sheikh, Academic Associate,G. B. Pant Institute (E-mail- or phone- 8218096501). You are requested to stay connected with us on our website for day to day schedule. 


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

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: For more detail please visit our website or contact B. J. Bose (Mobile No.: 9839815399, e-mail: For downloading of application form please visit University of Allahabad HRDC page (


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:, Mobile: 8303697775)

Mr. B.J. Bose (e-mail:, 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: or 

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 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

Call for Research Papers for a ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar
29-30 March, 2016

There are series of democratic struggles within Dalits by mo ...

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 ...

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 Institu ...

International Museum Day

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


G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Prayagraj-211019, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA

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