Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy

About Department

The Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy is an interdisciplinary one providing facilities for intensive training and research in the area of social exclusion and inclusive policy. The centre orients students for advanced research on the processes of social exclusion and possibilities of inclusive policy for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Women, Linguistic and Religious Minorities, groups stigmatized for health reasons and other marginalized groups. The coursework and research in this interdisciplinary centre incorporates both theory and methodology of anthropology, sociology, social work and economics.

Entrance Examination

The entrance examinations for admission to M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes will be at the level of Post Graduate in the following areas: Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work Home Science, and Economics with special attention to qualitative and quantitative research methods and concepts related to social exclusion and inclusive policy. The entrance examination will consist of ojective type questions for 70 marks and descriptive questions for 30 marks.

Programmes Offered

Ph.D. Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))


Infrastructure Facilities

The centre has good computer facilities with free internet access for the students and scholars.


Assistant Professor


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Contact Us

Dr. M. Thanuja Assistant Professor & Centre Head, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, School of Social Sciences & International Studies.Pondicherry University., Puducherry 605 014
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