1. To examine the Development and Deprivation of Tribes in India and the challenges.
  2. To understand the rich heritage indigenous knowledge system and culture  of  Tribes
  3. To understand the Government Policies  for Tribal Development and examine the challenges and strategies.
  4. To explore the connection between the tribal discontent and  Public Policy
  5. To update the knowledge about good public policy development for the social and economic Conservation, Assimilation , Integration of the Tribals.




 SESSION 1: Ice-Breaking + Introduction + Orientation to the training

1.1: Introductions

1.2: About the Program – Context, Goal, Objectives and Outcome

1.3: Expectations Sharing

1.4: How to Resolve Queries/ Online Discipline


SESSION 2: Tribes in India

2.1: Tribes as ‘Indigenous Peoples”

2.2: Tribal Culture and Indigenous Knowledge

2.3: Studies on Adivasis, Tribals, and Indigenous Peoples in India.


SESSION 3: The Indigenous Colour of India

  • Tribes as ‘Indigenous Peoples”
  • Tribal Culture and Indigenous Knowledge
  • Studies on Adivasis, Tribals, and Indigenous Peoples in India.


SESSION 4: Approaches to Tribal Development

4.1 Based on three models, to conserve, assimilate and integrate

4.2 Approaches – Pre and Post-Independence

4.3 Nehru, A V Thakkar, S C Roy, Elwin

4.1 i. Political approach ii. Administrative approach iii.Missionary approach IV. Voluntary agencies approach v. Anthropological approach.




SESSION 5: Indian Way of Handling Tribal Affairs

5.1 Constitutional Debates

5.2 Constitutional Provisions and Legislative Measures

5.3 Constitutional/Legal Safeguards

5.4 Fifth Schedule

5.5 Sixth Schedule


SESSION 6: Health and Traditional Medicines in Tribes and Gov. Initiative

  • 1 Tribal Health in India
  • 2 Tribal Health Problems, Disease and Ameliorative Challenges in Tribal Communities

6.3 Traditional Healing Practices and Folk Medicines

  • 4 Traditional Medicine and Health care Practices
  • 5 Government initiative in Improving Health services for Tribal    Population


SESSION 7: Tribal Livelihood, Innovative Practices and Gov. Initiatives

7.1 Agriculture based innovative Tribal Livelihood and best practices

7.2 Forest based innovative Tribal Livelihood and best practices

7.3 Animal husbandry based innovative Tribal Livelihood and best practices Sericulture

7.4 Pisciculture

7.5 Art and Craft based innovative Tribal Livelihood and best practices

  • Government Initiatives in Aspirational Districts


SESSION 8: Problems of Tribal Communities

8.1 Alienation, migration, displacement, rehabilitation,

8.2 Cultural exposure, exploitation,

8.3 Cultivation and agriculture, indebtedness,

8.4 Developmental projects and politicization.

8.5 Deforestation and tribal economy


SESSION 9: Tribal Affirmation Actions

9.1 Alienation, migration, displacement, rehabilitation,

9.2 Cultural exposure, exploitation,

9.3 Cultivation and agriculture, indebtedness,

9.4 Developmental projects and politicization.

9.5 Deforestation and tribal economy


SESSION 10 Fast-tracking growths and economic development of Tribals – Way Forward

10.1 Incremental progress not enough, India needs high jump

10.2 Robust IT Platform & Mobile App

10.3 Monitoring of implementation activities

10.4 GIS integration

10.5 Constant mentoring and handholding of entrepreneurial program is required

10.6 Strengthening of Tribal SHGs by clusterization and establishing Tribal Producer Companies

  1. Need for Corporate Affairs Division (CAD) for assisting the on-field into Producer Companies

Faculty Contact

  1. Dr. Nupur Tiwary