Student Research Conclave 2023

From critical literacy to developmental issues in marginalised communities, and economic budgets to ecology


Student Research Conclave 2023 (SRC 2023) saw 69 submissions from the final-year students of both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes at the University. 

The work presented by the students in SRC 2023 was executed as a part of their curriculum. The research work by Honours students of Undergraduate programmes and final-year students of Postgraduate programmes was showcased at the Conclave. 

Presented work includes:

  • 27 Short Talks
  • 36 Poster Presentations
  • 6 Demonstrations

This was followed by an open-mic session in which students and members together concluded the conclave with songs, dance performances, and poetry.

The sessions were anchored by students and volunteers supported the overall coordination.

Thematic Areas

The range of the research conducted by students and the region of their study was diverse. While most of the studies had Bengaluru as their focus, there were a few projects focusing on issues and events from different states of India. 

Some of the areas covered were:

LocationStudy area
BiharThe Dancing Dolls of Orchestra in Bihar
RajasthanTeacher-child relationship in the Mathematics class of grade IV
MaharashtraDynamics behind the demand of a​‘Wadar’ community in Maharashtra for inclusion in​‘Scheduled Tribes’ category
ChhattisgarhThe idea behind Chhattisgarh government’s new policy: Gadhbo Nava Chhattisgarh
Madhya PradeshHow Phulwari is changing the lives of the tribal community of Anuppur District in Madhya Pradesh
KeralaIndian Oil sardine famine and its impact on the fishing community of North Kerala
New DelhiMarginalisation and recognition of waste pickers in Delhi

The submitted research work was categorised into the following sections:

  • Data-driven projects

  • Field studies

  • Teaching and experiential projects

  • Conceptual enquiries

  • Narratives

  • Experimental projects

  • Lab demonstrations

SRC Journal 2023

The themes of the students’ research work ranged from labour markets to lakes of Bengaluru, iron deficiency among females to identity crisis, probabilistic rationale in Indian dice games to primary healthcare, manual scavenging to multilingualism, urban agriculture to uniform civil code, the mental health of men to the empowerment of women tea garden workers and more.

The plurality in themes and regions of the study displayed in the Conclave speak subtly yet generously about the diversity of ethnicities and ideas that the University nurtures.

The very first edition of the Student Research Conclave concluded with ghazals, retro songs, classical performances, songs of pop artists, and poetry recitation in Hindi, Assamese and Kannada.