of Studies in Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy of Shivaji University
organized an International seminar on “Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy
in South Asia” on 17th, 18th and 19th March,
2008. Scholars from India, Pakistan and Srilanka took part in the seminar and
presented their research papers.
On 17th of March, 2008, the seminar was inaugurated at
the hands of Prof. Dr. B. L. Munagekar, a prominent economist and a member of
Planning Commission of India. In his inaugural address, Prof. B. L. Munagekar
pointed out that social exclusion in South Asia irrespective of their of
religious affiliations was practiced through Caste system and the practice of
untouchability Great social reformers like Phuley and Dr. Ambedkar made
efforts to overcome there evil practices. Dr. Munagekar laid stress on
importance of inclusive policies and congratulated the University for
organizing such a seminar.
In his presidential speech, Dr. M. M. Salunkhe, Hon.
Vice-Chancellor of the Shivaji University described the efforts made by the
University to help the students who are coming from poor social and economic
were six sessions in the seminar. Theoretical aspects of Social exclusion and
Inclusive policy were discussed in the second session presided over by Dr.
Kalinga Tudar Silva. On the 20th March, there were two parallel
sessions and in the first session the role of Caste in social exclusion under
the chairmanships of Prof. P. R. Jogdand was examined. In the second session,
gender perspective of social discrimination was discussed. Mrs. Mangala Sharma
from Karachi presided over the session. More than 40 papers were presented in
On 21st March,
2008 class perspective and economic basis of social exclusion and Inclusive
Policy was elaborately discussed under the chairmanship of Dr. A. A. Dange. At
the same time social exclusion of scheduled tribes nomadic Communities,
physically retarded and other deprived sections of the society was dealt with.
This session was presided under by Dr. Roy Burman of TISS, Mumbai.