Welcome to the 22nd Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI), a distinguished gathering dedicated to the advancement of social science research and education in India. This year’s Conference is set for 2-4 Nov 2023 at CESS, Hyderabad. We are privileged to have Professor S. Mahendra Dev as Conference President, Professor E. Revathi as Organising Committee Chairperson and Dr B. Suresh Reddy as Organising Secretary. More details at www.iassi.org.
Drawing inspiration from the Brundtland Report, the Conference assesses India's progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With an acute focus on sustainable growth, equity, and the unique challenges India faces, discussions will also spotlight the SDG India Index's findings and regional disparities in achieving these goals.
As India witnesses rapid urban migration, the Conference will discuss the complexities of its urban growth trajectory. Evaluating patterns, challenges, and the role of governmental initiatives like the Smart Cities Mission, the theme seeks to decode the urban-rural dynamics and their implications.
Given the evolution of gender-centric development since the 1980s, the discussions will examine the strides and stumbles in women empowerment in India, underpinned by state-led projects such as the community-based social mobilisation of women and initiatives such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and the broader context of the SDGs.
The 22nd Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI) is set to take place from November 2-4, 2023, at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) in Begumpet. A press briefing was conducted at the Press Club, Somajiguda, where Prof. E Revathi, the Director of CESS, shed light on the conference’s significance. She underscored the three pivotal themes of the conference, emphasizing their profound relevance to society at large. Dr. Suresh Reddy, the convenor, further enriched the discussion on October 30th, 2023, with valuable insights. Dr. Chandrasekhar and Dr. Vidya also provided their esteemed contributions to the briefing.
The delegates are welcome to immerse themselves in Hyderabad’s rich history and culture during their visit to CESS. Some must-see attractions include Charminar, Hussain Sagar Lake, Birla Mandir and Planetarium, Chowmahalla Palace, Salar Jung Museum and Mozemjahi Market. Please do not forget to explore the heritage site, Nizamiah Observatory, right on the CESS campus. And, of course, savour the world-famous Hyderabadi Biriyani, delectable kebabs, and unique delicacies like Mutton Paya, Shahdooth Malai, and the hand-churned ice creams from the old city.