The UGC-HRDC, Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) and Department of Political Science, on Monday jointly started a two-week-long Online Refresher Course in Human Rights & Social Inclusion which will continue till September 19, 2020.
Prof Anisur Rahman, Director, UGC- Human Resource Development, JMI welcomed the Chief Guest, other dignitaries and participants and briefed about the significance of the course.
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Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, JMI was the Chief Guest of the inaugural function which was attended by teachers from different universities and colleges including JMI and experts who will be delivering lecture during the course.
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While addressing the participants Prof. Akhtar said “I hope that this course has been designed in such a way that this would be profoundly beneficial for all of you not only for enhancing your theoretical understanding but also sensitizing you. After attending this course, you will be well equipped to impart the same to your students who would be educated to work for bringing social justice and equality in our society”.
Prof. Bulbul Dhar James, Department of Political Science, JMI is the Coordinator of the course. She gave a brief outline about the topics and issues that will be discussed in different sessions during the online course.
During the two-week course a number of issues related to human rights will be discussed in various sessions like; Growth of Human Rights: An Overview , Conceptual Framework of Human rights and Social Justice, Custodian of Rights: NHRC, Natural Rights to Human Rights, Theories of Rights Developments and Criticisms, New Social Movements and Human Rights, Discourse on Rights in India, Debates and Dilemmas, Dalit Assertion and Social Inclusion, etc.
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A special session on Mahatma Gandhi and a special address on Refugees & Migrants by Prof. Georgia Dona of University of East London, Dockland Campus will also be organised during the course.
Expert speakers from various foreign universities, NHRC, DU, JNU, JMI, Osmania University, Human Rights Organisations, NGOs, Police and Legal fields will deliver lectures during these sessions.
In the last three days of the course, various groups comprising of participants will do their presentation on different topics.
Courtesy: India Today
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