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BSW-41: Understanding Tribals

By Dr. N.Ramya   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 1187
‘Understanding Tribals’ discusses about the evolution of Tribal studies in the Indian context. In other words,there has 
been an attempt to develop a full course on the understanding of the tribals both within the Indian as well as the International domain. 

There are three blocks in the course comprising twelve units which have been prepared by experts on the subjects.

Course Credit

4

Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Feb 2021
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jun 2021
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Diploma



Course layout

BSW-041  UNDERSTANDING TRIBALS

BLOCK-1    Tribal Studies

Week-1

Tribal Studies: Evolution, Nature and Scope

Week-2

Tribal Studies: Definition and Perspectives

Week-3

Tribal Discourse in Social Science

Week-4

Tribal Indigenous Entity

BLOCK-2    Tribal Polices and Legislations

Week-5

Historical Perspectives of Tribal Policies

Week-6

Constitutional Provisions and Acts for Tribals

Week-7

Tribal territories and Common Property Resources

Week-8

International Conventions and Covenants

BLOCK-3   Development of Tribals

Week-9

Tribals: Status and Development Strategies

Week-10

Education and Training of the Tribals

Week-11

Health and Nutrition of the Tribals

Week-12

Empowerment of Tribals

Books and references

IGNOU’s CTRBS Study Materials - BSW-041

Instructor bio

Dr. N.Ramya

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Dr. N.Ramya is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi since August 2009.  She is a trained Psychiatric Social Worker. She did her M.Phil degree in Psychiatric Social Work from NIMHANS, Bangalore. She holds Ph.D degree in Social Work from Bharathidasan University.

Prior to joining IGNOU, she worked as Lecturer in Thanthai Hans Rover College, Perambalur, and Bharathidasan University, Trichy, Tamil Nadu. She had an experience of handling National Mental Health Programme in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India as a Consultant. She has published many articles in National and International Journals and presented papers in National Seminars and International Conferences. Presently, she is the coordinator for MSW Counselling and PGDCOUN (Post graduate diploma in social work counselling) ODL programmes in the School of Social Work. Her research interests are Student Mental Health of Marginalized Sections, Casework, Counselling, Community health, Contemporary Social Work Methods and Open Distance Learning. She is also a life member of National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI), and Indian Society of Professional Social Work (ISPSW).


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