Mangaluru, Dec 5: St Aloysius College (Autonomous) has been selected under the newly started prestigious UGC-STRIDE Scheme (Component I). Component I of the Scheme for Trans- disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy (STRIDE) is envisaged to augment the Research Capacity Building exercises and Human Resource Development of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
The College is one among 34 Colleges selected under Component I in the country (including universities) and one among the 3 Colleges selected from Karnataka. The College is expected to get a grant of Rs. 1 Crore under the scheme for a period of three years. The College has chosen Cultural Studies as the broad area of study and has the objective of identifying, promoting, documenting and popularizing the vibrant cultural diversity of Coastal Karnataka and their impact on the social, political and cultural identities of the people of the region. This will be accomplished through rigorous action research along with imparting effective training and research capacity building of the staff and students of the institution. This unique trans-disciplinary research will involve research staff and students of faculties of languages, humanities, social sciences and biological sciences of the institution.
Principal of the College, Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ and the Coordinator of STRIDE- Component I, Dr Alwyn D’Sa have expressed the long term objective and motivation for choosing the area of cultural diversity as an earnest attempt to become a catalyst in facilitating a cohesive, inclusive and sustainable development of target region by creating spaces for proactive engagement with communities by identifying, promoting and harnessing the research potential of the staff and students.
Mangaluru: St Aloysius College gets prestigious UGC Research Grant