• To understand the nature and dynamics of discrimination and exclusion – An Ambedkar’s perspective.
  • To examine current strategies for ensuring social justice and inclusion in the Indian context.
  • To explore ways and means for building a fair, just, inclusive and harmonious society.





  1. Social Justice :An Overview
  • Basic premises and principles of social justice
  • Social justice through social inclusion
  • Distributive justice



  1. Equity and Equality : Critical Dilemmas
  • Meaning, goals and assumptions of the concepts ‘equity’ and ‘equality’.
  • Implications of ‘Equity and Equality’ for social and public policy.
  • Availability of resources, access, survival, output and outcome.


  1. Stigma and Exclusion
  • Conceptualizing Stigma
  • Stigma as a Persistent Predicament
  • Stigma as Social Control
  • Different forms of social exclusion


  1. Consequences of Exclusion
  • Marginalization
  • Status Loss and Discrimination
  • Risk and outcomes of social exclusion
  • Functioning of social institutions


  1. Social Inclusion: Ambedkar’s Perspective
  • Fundamental constitutional values
  • Constitutional morality
  • Democracy and citizenship
  • Legacy of Dr.Ambedkar


  1. How to Bring Justice and Harmony in a Deeply Diverse Society?
  • Understanding Diversity: A Multicultural Perspective
  • Importance of social relations for harmony
  • How successful are public policies and social inclusion efforts In India?


  1. Accessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan)
  • Socio-economic transformation of the persons with disabilities
  • Mass awareness for universal accessibility
  • Components of Accessible India Campaign


  1. Policy for Inclusive Development: Growth with Equity and Harmony
  • Inclusive Development for Equity and Harmony
  • Governance and social justice
  • Inclusive policy making process
  1. Contextualizing the Ideas of Liberty Equality and Fraternity in New India
  • Democratic Values – Liberty, Equality, Justice
  • Human Dignity and Interpretation of Human Rights
  • Fraternity: The Missing Link of India’s Democracy
  • Liberty, Equality and Fraternity as guiding principles for Ambedkar’s philosophy of emancipation


  1. The Agenda of Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikas and Sab Ka Vishwas (together with all, development for all, the trust of all)
  • Major Government Policies for Equity and Harmony

Faculty Contact

  1. Prof. C. Sheela Reddy