Research

RESEARCH, CONSULTANCY AND EXTENSION

Social science research has been an important component of the mission of the college. In fact till the year1983 Indore School of Social work offered a specialization in Social Science Research at the MA final level. The research culture is kept alive by undertaking various research projects on behalf of many Governmental and Non Governmental organizations.

Some of the recently completed research projects undertaken by the college are:

  • An Evaluation of the impact of Post Literacy Campaigns on the neo-literates of Nagpur District (On behalf of the National Literacy Mission (NLM), Ministry of Human Resource Development. Government of India. 2002)
  • An Evaluation of the impact of Post Literacy Campaigns on the neo-literates of Pimpari Chinchwad Municipal areas of Pune District (On behalf of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. 2003)
  • An Evaluation of the impact of Total Literacy Campaigns (TLC) on the neo-literates of Uttarkashi District, Uttarnachal state (On behalf of the National Literacy Mission, Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 2004)
  • CSR in the mining companies of Chhattisgrah’ in collaboration with ‘Partners in  Change’, New Delhi(2009)
  • Social Impact Assessment Study of 22 Villages within a radius of 10 kms of Rewapur Thermal Power Project, Rewapur Khandwa (On Behalf of NHDC Limited Bhopal MP, 2011)
  • Evaluation of the impact of Post Literacy Campaigns (PLC) on the neo-literates of Washim District of Maharashtra State. (On behalf of the National Literacy Mission (NLM), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. 2009)
  • External evaluation of the SRCs (State Resource Centers)of Ahmedabad and Jaipur  (On behalf of the National Literacy Mission (NLM), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.2012)

The Child line Project

The school has been undertaking field action projects, which have, in general, focused particularly on the development of the disadvantaged sections of the society. Some field action projects are laboratories for testing new approaches of social service delivery and strategies of intervention. These contribute to the generation of knowledge for teaching in the classrooms and allow testing of theories in field practice.

Indore launched the Child line Project (1098) on 1st January 2001, with the Joint collaboration of Indore School of Social Work (Nodal Agency) and AAS (Aims for the Awareness of Society) Collaborative Agency. This project is sponsored by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.

Child line provides 24 hours service to children who are in distress and who need immediate help. With the help of other NGOs, working with children, Child line works towards building a ‘Child Friendly Society’. Indore is the 17th city of the 300 cities in India which have implemented this project.