24th and 25th March 2017:

UGC National Seminar - Challenges and Issues of Tribals in India

· Hosted by Yi - Young Indians Nagaland Chapter. and Tetso College

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Challenges and Issues of Tribals in India”

24th and 25th March, 2017

Organized by Department of Sociology, Tetso College, Dimapur Jointly with Young Indians (YI), Nagaland Chapter, Dimapur

The tribal communities represent an important social category of Indian Social Structure. India is a country of multiracial stock where different types of groups occupy different parts of India, having their own cultural characteristics and levels of development. The tribal population in India according to the 2011 census was 104.30 million with a growth rate of 23.70 percent during the decade 20012011. There are altogether 705 ethnic groups which are notified as Scheduled Tribes (ST's) in 30 States/UT's of our country. It is said that India is home to almost more than half of World's tribal population. At present, India has the second largest tribal population in the World next to Africa.

A very significant proportion of India’s population has been recognized as Schedule Tribes (ST). This section which accounts for around 8 percent of India's total population is not homogeneous either socially or economically. They belong to different ethno lingual groups, profess diverse faith and are at disparate level of socio-economic development.

The tribals who constitute 8.86 percent of the total population of India are spread over the length and breadth of the country. The tribals of India survived with their unchanging ways of life for centuries and are faced with a number of cultural, political and socio-economic problems. Some of the problems are peculiar to some areas while some others are common to tribals of all the areas. Tribals in India, in general, are facing some common problems such as the problem of exploitation and separatism,

infiltration and illegal immigration, ethnic and gender discrimination, tribal revolts and uprisings, corruption, alcoholism and drug addiction. The orderliness of any Society depends on its internal strength to maintain its equilibrium. Society will be in a state of equilibrium as long as its various parts are properly adjusted and it fulfils their functions.

The orderliness or the equilibrium that is normally maintained in most of the tribal society is often upset and disturbed by individual disorganization such as crime and deviance, alcoholism and drug addiction, prostitution, etc. and most importantly by mounting Community disorganization which comprises of violence against women, unemployment for the educated, lawlessness and corruption in social and political sphere. The social equilibrium is severely disturbed and social disorganization sets in, leading to some breakdown in the organization of society and serious maladjustment between the various elements in the total cultural configuration as to endanger the survival of the group or as seriously to interfere with the satisfaction of the fundamental desires of its members with the result that social cohesion is destroyed.

Thus the main focus of the seminar is to understand the underlying premises of social problems and forces which are threatening the welfare of the tribal society and which bring in disorganisation in their society. This activity will also aim to examine the challenges and issues of the tribal communities in the present society in order to identify the extent to which some strategies or remedial measures may contribute in solving the social problems to the large extent by educating and mobilising the youths and students of our society against the prevailing social problems and issues and instilling in the minds of the youth, the sentiments of unity, solidarity, equality and honesty in the best possible manner

Aims and Objectives

To create noteworthy platform to identify and examine the recent emerging prospect and challenges of the tribals in India.

To examine the most common problems of the tribals in India such as the problem of exploitation and separatism,

discrimination, insurgency, land rights, infiltration and illegal immigration, tribal revolts and uprisings.

To root out social evils by identifying and finding solutions for crime and deviance, prostitution, HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction, social responsibility and civic sense.

To understand and study the causes and impact of community disorganisation of the tribals such as violence against women, lawlessness and corruption in the social and political sphere, unemployment, tribalism, nepotism and bribery which endangers the equilibrium and hampers the development and growth of the tribal society.

To identify the extent to which some strategies or remedial measures may contribute in solving the existing social problems of the tribal people to the large extent possible.

The Sub Themes

The following sub-themes have been identified for discussion in the seminar.

1. Ethnic and Gender Discrimination

2. Infiltration, Illegal immigration and migration

3. 33% Women Reservation

4. Tribal identity and Socio-cultural practices

5. Peace and Development

6. Tribal revolts and uprisings

7. Exploitation and separatism

8. Insurgency

9. Land Rights and land holdings

10. Lawlessness and corruption in social and political sphere

11. Unemployment

12. Crime and Deviance

13. Alcoholism, substance abuse and addiction

14. Prostitution and HIV/AIDS

The above areas of concern are indicative but not exhaustive. Participants can present papers on other areas not indicated above but that are closely connected with the theme of the Seminar.

For More Information: Please email seminar@tetsocollege.org

Mobile No: 708517365

25th March 2017 :

All India Civil,Services Talent Hunt - Scholarship Scheme

· Hosted by Tetso College

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India's largest Coaching network is conducting a scholarship cum talent hunt exam to identify and nurture the brightest minds and the most deserving students of the country to prepare for the civil services exam.