‘Social Sciences must innovate in order to survive and the Refresher courses must offer a new and fresh perspective on the subject’, said Prof. Kancha Ilaiah, former Director, Center for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), MANUU.
He was speaking today at the inaugural session of the Refresher course in Political Science & Public Administration being organized by UGC-HRDC, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU).
‘We know more about Western philosophy than Indian philosophy. The social sciences have existed in the Left-Liberal framework of the postcolonial paradigm. Academicians trained in the West mostly applied western tools of enquiry at the cost of Indian pedagogic tools’, he said, adding that ‘Indian social sciences system that depends on the West is not intimately aware of Indian pedagogic traditions,”
Earlier, Prof. Afroz Alam, Head, Department of Political Science said that social sciences must also prepare to meet the challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Prof.
Kaneez Zehra, Head, Department of Public Administration said that governance and issues of governance are ever-evolving.
Prof. Saneem Fatima, Director, UGC-HRDC in her welcome address said that care and due diligence has been taken to design the course covering all aspects of the subjects.
Admissions in MANUU distance mode programmes
Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) is offering online admissions in various distance mode undergraduate, post graduate, diploma and certificate programmes.
The last date for submission of online application form is August 25, 2023 and admission fee can be paid till August 31.
According to Prof. Mohd. Razaullah Khan, Director, Directorate of Distance Education, admissions are now available in M.A. (Urdu, Hindi, English, Arabic, History & Islamic Studies), B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. (Life Sciences), B.Sc. (Physical Sciences), Diploma in (Journalism & Mass Communication, Teach English, Early Childhood Care & Education and School Leadership & Management), Certificate in Proficiency in Urdu through English and Certificate in Functional English for the academic year 2023-24.
The e-prospectus and online application forms are available at manuu.edu.in/dde (ADMISSION Portal: manuuadmission.samarth.edu.in).
For further details contact Student Support Unit (SSU) Helplines 040-23008463 or 040-23120600 (Extn. 2207 & 2208) or visit website manuu.edu.in/dde.
Candidates can also contact any of the MANUU Regional Centres/Sub-Regional Centres located at New Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai, Patna, Darbhanga, Bhopal, Srinagar, Ranchi, Amravati, Hyderabad, Jammu, Nuh, Varanasi and Lucknow.