Aims and Objectives

To organise and hold or assist, aid or join seminars, discussions, meetings, symposia, surveys, studies and research projects about historical, social, economic, cultural, environmental and political issues of public interest or public importance, including issues related to gender, adivasis, dalits, minorities, peasants, agricultural labour, workers, and urban labour, rural and urban societies, agriculture, industries, regional imbalances and issues of all marginalised strata in urban and rural society.

To get written and publish, or get published reports, books, articles, pamphlets and such other materials on historical, social, economic, cultural, environmental and political issues of public interest or public importance, including issues related to gender, adivasis, dalits, minorities, peasants, agricultural labour, workers, and urban labour, rural and urban societies, agriculture, industries, regional imbalances and issues of all marginalised strata in urban and rural society.

To engage in or carry out or get carried out surveys, studies or research by or for and on behalf of any other person, institute or authority on any historical, social, economic, cultural, environmental and political issues of public interest or public importance, including issues related to gender, adivasis, dalits, minorities, peasants, agricultural labour, workers, and urban labour, rural and urban societies, agriculture, industries, regional imbalances and issues of all marginalised strata in urban and rural society and for the purpose incur such costs, expenses and outgoings including payment of salaries, honorariums, royalties or other amounts as the Centre may deem fit.

To organise workshops, training programmes, camps, and through other means and activities to educate members of public about the historical, social, economic, cultural, environmental and political issues of public interest or public importance, including issues related to gender, adivasis, dalits, minorities, peasants, agricultural labour, workers, and urban labour, rural and urban societies, agriculture, industries, regional imbalances and issues of all marginalised strata in urban and rural society.

To catalyze support and strengthen all forces working for the betterment of adivasis, dalits, minorities, peasants, agricultural and rural labour, industrial and urban labour and to mitigate all inequalities including gender and regional inequalities.

To create awareness amongst people about conditions of women, adivasis, dalits, minorities, agricultural and rural labour, industrial and urban labour and other marginalised strata of the society.

To create positive and supportive milieu and to work for the empowerment of women adivasis, dalits, minorities, agricultural and rural labour, industrial and urban labour and other marginalised strata of the society.

To promote communal harmony and to create awareness amongst people about the diversity and richness of the plural and composite nature of our culture and civilization.

To furnish and maintain or assist, aid or join in furnishing or maintaining library, reading rooms of books and magazines, manuscripts and provide facilities for research work for students, researchers, scholars and such other persons.

To participate in conferences, seminars, workshops and such other academic meetings for and on behalf of the Centre as a representative of the Centre or send other scholars or research or other persons thought fit by the Centre, or a duly authorised member, to participate therein and pay their lodging, boarding, traveling and incidental expenses.

To manage and publish and edit or get managed, published or edited books, periodicals, journals, pamphlets, articles, and such other papers in adherence of, or conducive to the objectives of the Centre and to give conditional or unconditional subsidies, grants and/or loans with or without interest to scholars, or researchers or such other persons thought fit by the Centre for getting their works published.

To carry out such other activities which may directly or indirectly help in the academic purpose of sharpening the intellectual perception of public issues but NOT involving in or carrying out such or any activities for profit or for only the purpose of helping any particular political party or group.

This Centre will not carry out or support any activities, research, study, or publish any books, pamphlets, or hold training camps, workshops, seminars, symposia that promote division on communal/regional/linguistic lines and/or promote interest and chauvinistic demands of one religion/region/linguistic community to the detriment of another.

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