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Five-day Academic Writing Workshop for the SC/ST Research Scholars and Early Academics

The Writing Centre, attached to the Centre for Dalit and Subaltern Studies, RGNIYD, hosted the official start of a five-day academic writing workshop for SC/ST research scholars and early academics on July 24, 2023 at 10 a.m.  Dr. S. Lalitha, the Centre for Dalit and Subaltern Studies coordinator, emphasised the workshop's objectives at the time.  

In order to facilitate writing workshops for SC/ST Research Scholars and Early Academics around the country, she said that the Writing Centre was funded by the British Academy of the United Kingdom through the King's College, London to the RGNIYD. The inauguration address was given by Rev. F. Dr. Selvaraj Arul Nathan S.J., Director of the Indian Social Institute in Bangalore in his speech, he underlined that the development of ideas—specifically, what the author intends to say about society—is the most important aspect of academic writing. He insisted that writing should be coherent and include the setting in which the idea first appears.  

Additionally, the perspective and purpose of the writing are important in terms of the kind of impact that the writing will have on society.  Understanding your audience is crucial. He cited that through his enormous body of writing, Dr. Ambedkar contributed to society Especially the Annihilation of Caste, where he dared to present the situation of the underprivileged from an insider's perspective with the goal of emancipating the marginalised for self-liberation. Prof. Pramodh from the School of Humanities at Indira Gandhi Open University in New Delhi focused on the technical aspects of writing in his congratulatory speech. 

The presidential remarks were made by Dr. Sharmistha Bhattarcharjee, Dean of academics, while the special address was made by Dr. Thiagarajan, Dean of research.  The vote of thanks was given by Mr. Pratheesh, a Fellow at the CDSS Writing Centre.  Participants in the programme included personnel and students from RGNIYD, as well as 30 research scholars from different regions of the country.

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