Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the excellent Indian universities – considered the most prominent in social science research. The Centre for the Study of Social Systems was established in 1971 for undertaking teaching and research in a comparative perspective in social sciences. In pursuance of this mandate, the faculty, students and other research staff of the Centre has, over the years, made valuable contributions in the following areas: Education, Modernization and Development, Social Movements and Social Mobilization, Marginalized Groups, Minorities and Dalit, Gender and Gender Relations, Media Studies. JNU has developed strong partnerships with international universities over the last 15 years; for example, it has developed a Global Studies Programme (GSP) in collaborationwith the Institute for Sociology of Albert Ludwig University (Freiburg, Germany) and Natal University (Durban, South Africa). International partnerships also exist with University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa; University of Bergen, Norway; Johannes Keppler University, Linz, Austria; University of Essex, UK.
The following colleagues from JNU are associated with the DIGIT-M-ED project: