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Press coverage, The Hindu, 11 December 2018

Sharing knowledge: Pondicherry University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Gurmeet Singh and French Consul General Catherine Suard at the launch of the Social Sciences Winter School.Indo-French social sciences programme held at PU

“The 5-day event dealt with various topics concerning labour and development

The recently-concluded fourth edition of the Social Sciences Winter School, an exercise in Indo-French academic collaboration held at the Pondicherry University, discussed a gamut of issues relating to societal challenges at the intersection of labour and development.

The five-day training programme was co-hosted by the Pondicherry University Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, School of Social Sciences and International Studies and the French Institute of Pondicherry. Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University, and Catherine Suard, the French Consul General in Puducherry opened the winter school.”

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CONCEPT OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES WINTER SCHOOL IN PONDICHERRY (SSWSP)

The Social Sciences Winter School in Pondicherry (SSWSP) is an Indo-French cooperation that has been designed as a programme of intensive and multidisciplinary training workshops addressing theoretical and methodological issues in social sciences research. This event provides each and everyone with the opportunity of sharing experiences and research ideas.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

This training workshop has three main objectives:

  • To create a highly efficient tool in research capacity-building;
  • To consolidate a community of young scholars, senior scientists and experts;
  • To ease the exchange of knowledge and skills between India and France in the domain of social sciences;
  • To enhance the visibility of the Indo-French cooperation in India.

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In collaboration with the French Institute of Pondicherry

The French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP) is a financially autonomous institution under the joint supervision of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). The IFP is also an affiliated research institute of the Pondicherry University. In keeping with its multidisciplinary nature, the Institute hosts, fully or in part, research projects spread over several departments and operational structures:

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