Projects

Projects

Ecology, Geomatics
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The Western Ghats, a mountainous ridge running parallel to the west coast of India’s ancient peninsula, has a rich and intriguing history. The Western Ghats Portal seeks to provide a platform for aggregating diverse information on the...

Dialogic exploration of futures for sustainable farming on overexploited aquifers (DIALAQ)   Groundwater resources are confronted with an increased risk of depletion and pollution leading to more water scarcity and crisis. Water users and managers are encouraged to develop strategies that also take climate change into account. The challenge is huge considering groundwater...
Axis 1. of the Social Sciences Department /   Objectives:   After the Ervadi tragedy in an informal mental home located at the dargah in which a fire caused the death of 28 persons in 2001, government measures were taken to improve mental healthcare and to restrict the stay of patients in religious places where no psychiatric care is provided. An extensive study...
Axis 4. of the Ecology Department /   History and Background: New tools for capacity building in Taxonomy The number of taxonomists and ecologists is dwindling the world over at an alarming rate. This has been acknowledged as one of the “taxonomic impediments” hindering the full implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD Secretariat has...
Axis 4. of the Social Sciences Department /   Objectives: Locating and copying endangered records of village judicial assemblies (1870-1940). Though India’s rich legal history and traditions has attracted great interest from historians, anthropologists and legal scholars, very little is known on actual procedures and legal reasoning which constitutes the customary...
Axis 1. of the Social Sciences Department /   Objectives:   These past decades, India has been facing a drastic increase in food-related diseases, which need to be examined in depth. The main objective of the programme Food and nutrition in Indian contexts is to analyze all the factors which have contributed in the past and have an effect today in the changes in food...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   The IFP disposes of an extremely rare collection of photographs dating back to 1956 and subsequently enhanced over the years. This assorted collection (the only one of its kind), consists of about more than 1,60,000 photographs. Ranked as the richest in India, the collection focuses on South Indian religious art and...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives: To prepare an exhaustive historical study of the Buddhist sites. To make photo documentation of all the sites. Materials and methods: The sites were studied with reference to the classical literature, inscriptions and archaeological reports. The photo documentation of the sites was done through field visits...
Axis 4. of the Ecology Department / Objectives: WIKWIO aims to strengthen science and technology orientation to achieving food security by enhancing agricultural productivity in the Southern African region. Agricultural productivity is hampered by many factors, one important among them being weeds. Wikwio aims to build and leverage a Science & Technology network which will...
Axis 4. of the Indology Department /   Objectives:   Jainism has had a fundamental importance in the construction of Tamil culture through the centuries, but it has not yet been studied in depth. The aim of this project is to undertake a direct study of all the Jain sites by visiting them and document their present condition. The study has documented 462 sites...
Objectives: SHIVA stands for “Socio-economic Assessment of the rural Vulnerability of water users under stressors of global changes in the Hard rock area of South India”. The project aims at assessing the rural vulnerability of water uses under stressors of global change in the hard rocks area of South India from a socio-economic point of view and at evaluating the...
Axis 4. of the Ecology Department /   Objectives:   If agricultural development is to be successful and biodiversity is to be conserved, then accurate knowledge of the identity, geographic distribution and uses of plants is essential. Unfortunately, such basic information is often only partially available for professional stakeholders, teachers, scientists and...

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