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Research and Orientation Workshop in Migration and Forced Migration Studies

Applications are invited for a Research and Orientation Workshop to be held in Kolkata from 25 November to 30 November 2018. The workshop will be held by Calcutta Research Group (CRG) in collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. It will address the following themes:(a) Global compact on migration and refugees; promises and paradoxes;(b) Racialisation of migration: race, religion, gender, and other fault lines in the global protection system, (c) Power and responsibility in the protection system ( global, regional, and national) in the context of mixed and massive population flows; the need to redefine the “responsibility to protect”; (d) Migrant and refugee labour and immigrant economies, camps, and urban refugees; privatisation of care and protection(e) Statelessness, international conventions, and the need for new initiatives; (f) Refugee crisis in Asia, in particular South Asia: common features with the European scenario; and (g) Perspectives on the need for New Global, Regional, and National Responses (with special reference to Asia).

Application addressed to the Programme Coordinator can be sent by email to anita@mcrg.ac.in with cc to ankita@mcrg.ac.in or by post to the following address – Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, GC 45 (first floor), Sector 3, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106, West Bengal, India (ph: 033-23370408). Last date of application is 30 April 2018.

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MAHANIRBAN CALCUTTA RESEARCH GROUP requires Research Associate on consolidated pay of Rs. 27,000-32,000 per month (depending on qualification and experience) for a period 10 months.  The candidate must be below 40 years of age and have a MPhil/PhD degree in Social Sciences or work experience in a related area for at least 5 years.   Candidates with proficiency in English, publications and expertise in migration studies will be preferred.  Selected candidate will be expected to join immediately.
Detailed applications along with two recommendation letters may be sent by post or by e-mail within 20 March 2018 to the Office Secretary,  Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, GC-45, Sector–III, First Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106 (e-mail:
chatterji@mcrg.ac.in Phone: 91-33-23370408 and Fax: 91-33-23371523) with a copy to ratan@mcrg.ac.in.  Applicants are requested to consult MCRG website www.mcrg.ac.in   for  information on the institution. Any enquiry on this will be welcome.

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Upcoming events

Consultative Meeting on Social Mapping of Infrastructure, Logistics and India's Look East Policy, 20 March, 2018 @ Vidyasagar University
Consultative Meeting on Popular Movement in West Bengal & Bihar, 2018
International Conference on Marx's Capital after 150 Years : Capital in the East, 30 & 31 January, 2018

Autonomy, Social Justice, Governance and Democracy

  • The proposal views the rural migrants in the cities as a critical component of the urban poor; it explains the reasons for holding such a view, and hopes that the lessons will be extremely relevant for studies on the urban poor as a whole. It indicates the kind of concepts, knowledge, and resources and concepts the research wants to draw upon, also the gaps this research wants to address. It will be a three year research and dialogue programme (2013-2016). It will be conducted in collaboration with the Ford Foundation.

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Krishna Trust

  • Late Krishna Bhattacharya was a founder member of Calcutta Research Group. Krishna Trust, set up in her memory, works for education and health of women.CRG plans to collaborate more deeply and meaningfully with the activities of Krishna Trust. This will be an humble effort on the part of CRG towards providing service to our society. For details of Krishna Trust.

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  • upcoming Programmes

  • Collaborative Workshop for Dissemination on A Social Mapping of Infrastructure Logistics, and India's Look East Policy

    Theme: Logistics, Global Governance and India's Look East Policy
    Venue: Vidyasagar University, Midnapore

    Date: 20 March 2018

    Collaboration with Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and Department of Political Science and Rural Administration , Vidyasagar University.


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    • Remembering Asma Jehangir

      Asma Jilani Jehangir, one of Pakistan’s foremost human rights advocate and a leading social activist of the women’s movement in Pakistan passed away on 11 February 2018. Jehangir had co-founded as well as chaired the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and had served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Ritu Menon, feminist, writer, publisher and member, Calcutta Research Group had interviewed Jehangir in May 2001.

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      Mass Movements and Naxalbari, (Anustup, 2017) ...CLICK HERE


      CRG Library is now open at HB 232 (Ground Floor), Monday to Friday 1.00 pm.  to 5.00 pm. For enquiries contact CRG Office

      Friday lectures@CRG

      CRG is inviting abstracts (of not more than 300 words) from scholars, students and activists along with a short bio-note. You can mail your abstracts to Ankita Manna at ankita@mcrg.ac.in Continue Reading »
    • Recent activities

      Fifth Krishna Memorial Award for Women Educationist, Students & Caregivers

      16 February, 2018

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      Capital in the East
      Marx's Capital after 150 Years

      30 & 31 January, 2018

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      Research Workshop on Cities, Rural Migrants and the Urban Poor

      26 & 27 December, 2017

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