Organization: Azim Premji University
Event Duration: 26 May. 2019 - 26 May. 2019
Apply By: 20 May 2019
About Azim Premji University
Azim Premji University was established as a notfor-profit, private university under the Azim Premji University Act 2010. The University has a clear social purpose of working towards a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society. Azim Premji University plays a critical role in developing new talent, building capacity in existing functionaries and creating domain knowledge in the fields of education and in development. The Azim Premji Foundation is the sponsor of the University. The roots of Azim Premji University lie in the learning and experience of a decade of work in elementary education by Azim Premji Foundation. The University is one of the Foundation’s key responses to the challenges confronting the education and development sectors in India. The University offers Bachelors’ degrees in Physics, Biology, Maths, Economics and Humanities and Masters’ degrees in Education, Development, Public Policy and Governance and LLM (Law and Development).
Course Organized by Centre for Migration and Labour Solutions (CMLS), Aajeevika Bureau
CMLS is a knowledge hub for labour and migration in India. It focuses on research, policy advocacy, teaching and training on related themes. CMLS is uniquely located at the intersections of knowledge, practice and policy, which often function in isolation of each other. Over the last 9 years, CMLS has engaged in teaching and training of over 200 migration practitioners across 12 states in India. It has rich experience in developing learning content and suitable pedagogy, for effective training of individuals and organizations working in different migration contexts. CMLS is part of Aajeevika Bureau, an NGO that is at the forefront of developing services and solutions to meet the unaddressed needs of footloose migrant communities across India.
Labour Migration in India: Perspectives for Practice at Azim Premji University, Bangalore
Internal labour migration is an overwhelming reality that underscores India’s developmental landscape. Millions of people are on the move across the country, in search of a livelihood and adequate means of survival. While migration opens up new vistas of work and employment, creating new opportunities for many, yet, it also pushes people into unequal and highly exploitative work regimes. On one hand, migration gives people an exit from issues that ail a rural society (such as agrarian distress and caste violence), but on the other, migration reconfigures its own methods of exploitation. In such a scenario, what has migration meant to the migrants themselves?
What do different patterns of migration really tell us about the changing nature of work and about migration itself? Can rapid urbanization and the growth of cities become a beacon of hope for labour migrants? What can one say about the distressed condition of rural and agricultural areas in the country, and their role in spurring the exodus from India’s countryside? What is the nature of impact of migration on rural and urban areas?
Despite migration being widespread, it remains poorly understood as a socio-historical, cultural and an economic phenomenon. There is indeed a compelling need to build a critical understanding of migration from different vantage points, locating migration at the cusp of changing nature of work, market and state interventions. Keeping in view these realities and contradictions that surround labour migration, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, and Aajeevika Bureau, Udaipur, are offering a short course for development practitioners.
What Does the Course Offer?
The course will explore critically, and in-depth, the debates and diverse viewpoints through which migration in India is understood and represented.
The course offers an opportunity to:
- Critically analyze the dynamics of internal labour migration in India as a contemporary social and economic reality
- Explore theoretical frameworks and empirical knowledges on labour migration
- Examine the interface and disconnect between policy and developmental landscapes using a migrant’s lens
The course combines classroom discussions with simulation exercises, case work and group assignments under the guidance of distinguished faculty members.
Sunday 1pm - 6pm Welcome lunch and introductory session
Monday 9am - 6pm Overview of migration in India - scale, patterns, drivers
Tuesday 9am - 6pm Theoretical foundation for studying migrant life in India
Wednesday 9am - 6pm Urbanization, poverty and migration – Unraveling the nexus
Thursday 9am - 6pm Political economy of informal migrant labour markets
Friday 9am - 6pm State and policy response to migration in India
Saturday 9am - 6pm Migrant worker politics and civil society interventions Course wrap-up and certificate distribution
Eligibility and Selection
This course is open to mid-career and senior professionals who are working in and on migration, urbanization, informality, agrarian transformations, labour questions and others interested in learning more about migration in India. Depending upon availability, some seats may be open to research scholars studying labour and migration. All applicants must possess a working knowledge of English.
Applicants will be shortlisted based on their written applications and telephonic interviews.
The last date for submitting applications is April 10th. The selected candidates will be informed by April 26th, 2019. The decision of the evaluation committee will be final.
Certificate of Participation
Participants should expect a rigorous seven-day program in terms of participation, self-learning and assessment. Those who participate in the course on all days and submit required assessments (one prior to the course and the second during the course) will receive a ‘Certificate of Participation’ jointly from Azim Premji University and Aajeevika Bureau.
Rs. 7670 (including GST)
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, accommodation and lunch on course days. All other costs, such as, travel to and from Bangalore, and meals must be borne by participants. Fee waivers are available for field practice partners and alumni of Azim Premji University. Additional waivers available based on financial need.
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