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Dr. Ambedkar Chair:

The Chairs will serve as Centres of learning and research not only on the subjects concerning Dr. Ambedkar's Works and Philosophy but also on the issues concerning the socio-economic and cultural life as well as biological aspects of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Minorities, Backward Classes and other socially and economically Weaker and Oppressed Sections of the Society.

In pursuance of the above objectives, the Chair will have the following academic function:

a. To conduct research on the present and past of the deprived people, teaching and organizing lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops, and other similar academic activities on the justice and empowerment of the weaker and oppressed section of the population with a minimum of one National Level Programme.

b. To engage in field research work relating to the contemporary problems and issues concerning SC/ST/Minority/Weaker Sections/Women/Transgender etc. in addition to the table research work.

c. To initiate quality research to be reflected by publications in the form of scholarly articles in the peer-reviewed journals (indexed and/or in the UGC-CARE list) and books/book chapters by the Chair, and is expected to make two such publications every year.

d. To supervise doctoral students in research in accordance with the thrust areas of the Chair.

e. To submit a research proposal(s) in the prescribed format for procuring research funds which will be evaluated and selected for funding by the DAF's Research Appraisal Committee.

f. To design and execute short-term awareness and capacity-building programmes for teachers in higher education focused on the objectives, including thrust areas of the Chair.

g. To coordinate and to provide a think tank on the thrust areas of the Chair, drawing expertise and inputs from academic experts from other sectors like Government and other National/ International NGOs

h. To provide a forum for research policy level dialogues, discussion meetings, summer/winter institutes involving universities/institutions/government agencies/ non- government agencies.

i. To participate in the teaching and Ph.D. programme of the department of Andhra University.

j. To publish the proceedings of the lectures/seminars/symposia organized by the Chair in the form of an edited book, and the Chair is expected to publish at least one such book per year.

k. To maintain its own website to upload research outputs and other activities regularly.