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India K4C Hub (Jaipur)

LOCATION

The Hub is situated in Manipal University Jaipur.

PARTNERS (UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY PARTNER ORGANISATION)

Community Partner

“The Mahila Housing trust”.

Civil Societies involved

  • Gram Panchayats
  • Jain Social Group (Central Sanstha)
  • Chahat ( Women welfare foundation)
  • NSS

Other Stakeholders

Local villagers; students; academicians; local academic institutions; community scholars; startups

DESCRIPTION

Background

The MUJ-PRIA Hub is established under Knowledge for Change [K4C] initiative. K4C is a global initiative aimed at building capacities of the next generation of researchers in community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The Hub focuses on skill development which is in line with Quality Education [SDG 4].

Objectives of the Hub

  • To develop an understanding of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary learning of CBPR.
  • To make students learn and understand the importance of co-creation of knowledge.
  •  To build partnerships of mutual respect with academic stakeholders for collaborative research.
  • To be able to disseminate CBPR methods to a variety of audiences to facilitate quality education.

MENTORS

Dr. Madhura is an Architect Planner. Over the last two and a half decades, she is associated with the Administration, Academics & Research. She is the Founder Head of all Design and Planning programs and currently Director, School of Architecture and Design, Manipal University Jaipur. She was instrumental in framing the curriculum of all the programmes of the faculty of design and initiated an Outcome-based approach in teaching. She is actively involved as an expert in UPSC, AICTE, CoA and DST Rajasthan. She is UNESCO certified mentor in Community Based participatory research (CBPR). She has delivered keynote addresses on Sustainable Architecture & Planning, Design of SMART villages, Sustainable Rural Development, Sustainable materials etc., in various Universities and Government Organizations. She has also contributed as a team leader to prepare City Development Plans for towns, Heritage Conservation of Forts, and Slum Rehabilitation Projects in Maharashtra. She has several publications in international conferences and journals and is currently guiding PhD Scholars on sustainability as a broader theme. She was a supervisor for students of master’s in the landscape for the DST biodiversity Fellowship. She is responsible for strategic plans and policies as per the vision and mission of the university. She is Hub coordinator for community-based participatory research and handling various responsibilities at the university level. She has also contributed to ‘Inclusive Urban Planning’ in the World Report on Higher Education published by GUNI, Barcelona. She is the recipient of Asia Pacific Global Award 2017, Distinguished Faculty in Architecture Award 2017, Global Outreach Education Award for Excellence in Teacher in Architecture 2018, Best Presentation Award, Vancouver, Canada,2018, Education Leadership Award 2019.

Dr Madura Yadav +918890306647,

madhura.yadav@jaipur.manipal.edu, ymadhura@gmail.com

Dr. Ajay Kumar: Professor in Department of Mechatronics Engineering at School of Automobile, Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur. He is also working as in-charge Academic Section of Manipal University Jaipur. His area of interest lies in Nano Electronics, Control Systems and Microwave Engineering.
Dr. Ajay Kumar , +919772096044, ajay.kumar@jaipur.manipal.edu

 

Ms. Minali Banerjee: A UNESCO Certified mentor of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and a growing Economist and Academician. She is Assistant Professor in Department of Economics, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Manipal University Jaipur. Being an avid participatory researcher, her current area of interest lies in engaged teaching-learning pedagogy, engaged research, community engagement and its institutionalization among Indian Higher education institutions.
Mrs. Minali Banerjee, +917877378766, minali.banerjee@jaipur.maipal.edu

Dr. Anshuman Karol, Lead – Local Governance, PRIA, has 13 years of work experience on panchayati raj, decentralised planning, devolution, capacity building & training, monitoring & evaluation and policy advocacy. He extensively worked around social science research in agriculture and allied sectors. Currently he is engaged in initiatives on citizen participation, Water & Sanitation and decentralised planning.

PROJECTS OF THE HUB WITH BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Received a grant for Bridging Knowledge culture working paper
CBPR as seminar theme to fourth year Architecture students

Community Based Participatory Research Techniques as an under graduate course:

The Hub is offering CBPR as an open elective course for under graduate students from Department of Economics, Manipal University Jaipur. The Hub has so far educated 80 under graduate students under this open elective programme.

Few field studies under the course:                                                                                       

 

Field study 1
A study on the impact of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Location                    : Jaipur
Population                : Adults (Aged 18-60)
Problem identified   : -Swachh bharat abhiyan has not made an impact on the city adults
-Open defection
-Low affordability of personal                                                               toilets
Stakeholders              : Urban adults
Remedies                  : Community-Led total Sanitation campaigns

Methodology:           : -Focus group discussions and Interviews

Community scholar : NIL

 

Field study 2
A study on common mode of money transaction in Dehmi kalan
Location                   :Dehmi kalan and Thikariya
Population                : Vendors in Dehmi kalan and Thikariya
Problem identified   :-Less usage of Digital payment                                                                        system
-Illiteracy has negative relation with usage of digital                                     payments
Stakeholders           :Local Vendors owing small shops
Methodology             :Survey
Community scholar : Mr. Suresh (A vendor from Dehmi Kalan)

Field study 3
A study on reasons behind air pollution in Jaipur
Location                    : Jaipur
Population                 : Adults
Problem identified    : -unsafe air
-Vehicles: biggest source of pollution
-Lack of awareness
Stakeholders             : Adults owning Vehicles
Methodology:             Survey
Community scholar  : Mrs. PoojaField study 4
A study on Pub-G addiction among teenagers of Jaipur
Location                    : Jaipur
Population                 : Students age 18-25
Problem identified    :- Negative impact of Pub-G on students’
education
– Reduced workouts and outdoor playing
Stakeholders            : Students owning smartphones and their parentsMethodology           : Survey and Interviews
Community scholar : Mr. Chetan (A student from Jaipur)
Field study 5
A study on impact of recently imposed fines on the violation of traffic rules
Location                    : Jaipur
Population                 : Adults aged 18-60
Problem identified    : – Increased bribes
– reduced traffic rule violation
Stakeholders             : Adults owning VehicleMethodology             : – Focus group discussion and InterviewsCommunity scholar:      : Mr. Ounam ( A student from Jaipur)
Field study 6
A study on reasons behind air pollution in Jaipur
Location                    : Jaipur
Population                 : Earning adults
Problem identified    : -polluted air
-Vehicles: biggest source of pollution
-Lack of awareness
Stakeholders             : Adults owning house in JaipurMethodology            : Survey and InterviewsCommunity scholar  : Ms. Priyanka
Field study 7
Report on effects of electricity shortage on Local Businesses in Dehmi Kalan
Location                    : Dehmi Kalan, Jaipur
Population                 : Micro and small businesses in Dehmi Kalan
Problem identified    : – Negative influence of Power cuts on their businesses
Stakeholders             : Small vendors
Methodology            : Survey and Interviews
Community scholar  : Mr. Raju
Field study 8
Road conditions and safety in India
Location                    : Jaipur
Population                 : Adults
Problem identified    : -unawareness about road safety measures

  • Poor quality of roads
  • Weak law enforcement

Stakeholders                :  Adults living in Jaipur
Methodology            : Survey and Interviews

Community scholar  : NIL

Field study 9
A study on the effects of social media
Location                    : Jaipur and Delhi NCR
Population                 : Adults aged 18-50
Problem identified    : – High social and emotional impact of social media on               the lives of adultsStakeholders             : Adults using social media channelsMethodology            : Survey and InterviewsCommunity scholar  : NIL
Field study 10
A study on girls safety in Jaipur
Location                    : Jaipur
Population                 : Adults aged18-60
Problem identified    : – Girls are unsafe at night in Jaipur city

  • Less number of female cops

Stakeholders             : Girls and their parents
Methodology            : Survey and Interviews

Community scholar  : Mr. Navaditya Gaur

Workshops/conferences/seminars

Workshop conducted on CBPR for Graduate students on April 12, 2019.

Knowledge Resources

Banerjee, M., Singh, M., & Arora, B. (2018). Managing Community University Engagement with Information Technology. The Stances of e-Government, chapter 7, CRC press.

Banerjee M.; Arora, B.; Mathur, M., & Singh, M. (2021). Spread of Community Welfare: A Social Network Analysis of Indian Schools. Elementary Education Online, Year; Vol 20 (Issue 1): pp.1579-1585.
Is Higher Education A Potential Means of Promoting Labour Mobility? Banerjee, M., & Singh, M. (2018). International Journal of Emerging Multidisciplinary Research, 2(1): 27-31. [DOI: 10.22662/IJEMR.2018.2.1.027]. Retrieved from http://ijemr.ascons.org/digital-library/3307.

CONTACT DETAILS OF THE HUB COORDINATOR

Dr Madura Yadav, MUJ- madhura.yadav@jaipur.manipal.edu

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