About the School
The School of Tribal Legal Studies and Tribal Rights (TLS & TR) was established in 2017-18, just after the KISS Deemed-to be-University declared by UGC in 2017 to conduct teaching and research on problems relating to the tribal legal studies’ tribal rights in the context of tribal development. The core thematic concerns of the School include questions of tribal development, tribal customary rights and problems of the scheduled tribes.
Our teaching and research programs have been conceptualized to develop systematic and comparative approaches to the analysis of tribal society, redefining the extant anthropological, sociological and social work perspectives in terms of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary orientations.
Broadly, the vision for anthropology, sociology, and social work in India rested on a continued tradition of research based on field work through various methods. This enabled us to respond more quickly to critical tribal developments and customary rights at micro level. This plurality of theoretical and methodological approaches remains a persisting and defining feature of the school.
While setting up the Innovative School, one of the core concerns was to undertake innovative research and teaching on tribal legal studies and tribal rights in the
interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary with anthropological, sociological and social work perspectives, not conducted elsewhere.
An academically and innovatively inclined school that provides a holistic understanding of the society enabling the students to understand the present social scenario and help them to become able citizens aware about their roots, rights, roles and duties as well as empowered with the professional competency.
- Focus on quality and innovative education that enhances the student’s potential.
- Build up the dexterity of the student through vocational training making them self-reliant and even shaping them as future entrepreneurs.
- Engaging the students in community-based actions through field visits and allied activities emphasizing sustainability and tribal Rights.
- Enhancing the student’s potential through awareness generation regarding a myriad of social issues from a political, economic, cultural, religious and tribal
perspective through a global lens.
The following are the full-time academic programmes: