Azim Premji Foundation: International Summer School on Pluralism, Development and Social Change [July 7-24, Bangalore]: Apply by May 31

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The International Summer School on Pluralism, Development and Social Change

The University of Humanistic Sciences (UvH) in partnership with Azim Premji University and others will conduct the International Summer School on Pluralism, Development and Social Changec.


7th – 24th July, 2016




The annual Summer School on Pluralism & Development involves a 4-week full time program of lectures, excursions, seminars, literature study, discussion, guided individual – and small group work and assignments.

Participants are selected from four or five participants from our Pluralism Partners in India, Indonesia, Uganda, South Africa and the Netherlands.

Selected participants are required to prepare a pre-summer school assignment.

Call for Application

The application process is mentioned in the Call for Application, therefore we request interested applicants to read this carefully. Please submit complete applications to

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Click here to Download Applicaton form.


Last date to submit applications – 31st May, 2016.

Application Process

Who can apply?

You are eligible to apply for the summer school if you are:

  • An Indian national
  • We welcome applications from recent graduates and upper year undergraduate students in any recognised Law degree programme.

What is covered?

Chosen candidates will receive:

  • Accommodation and food for the duration of the workshop
  • All the costs pertaining to the exposure visits
Application Procedure
  • All eligible applicants may download the application form from HERE.
  • The duly filled in application along with (a) a statement of purpose of not more than 1500 words outlining her/his motivations behind seeking a place in the course and stating as to why s/he should be considered for a place in the program, and (b) the latest curriculum vitae of not more than 3 pages be submitted through email to on or before 31 May 2016. The final selection is expected to be completed by 10 June 2016.
The Summer School Program Focuses on:
  • Critical analysis of (1) key concepts in development theories and their normative and empowering impact, (2) human rights, its basic values and justifications and a reflection on the claims of the universality of human rights versus human rights as a western invention and (3) key issues in social theory and cultural studies with regard to civil society building and democratic empowerment
  • Exploration of concrete civil society practices from perspectives of human and sustainable development
  • Theories and practices of pluralism in diverse societies
  • Reflection on methods and strategies which are used by civil society based organisations in the promotion of pluralism, such as educational practices, dialogue, personal and social empowerment and civil society based community action programs
  • Philosophical and ethical discussions on the basic values of cosmopolitan ethics, e.g. theories of global civil society building and democratic participation, sustainable development and global social justice.
The Main Aims of the Pluralism Knowledge Program
  • Comprehend and map existing studies and practices and generate new knowledge on core contemporary issues pertaining pluralism and fundamentalisms
  • Intensify links between development practitioners and academic researchers in ways that enrich both their knowledge bases with new perspectives, insights and skills
  • Support and empower civil society organisations to effectively design and advance new strategies, policies and practices of pluralism
  • help create international networks of civil society initiatives around issues of pluralism translate acquired knowledge into strategies for promoting pluralism in practice.

For further information or clarifications please contact Ms Ashna Ashesh at

For further details, click HERE.

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