About the Department
The Department scientifically conducts the research projects on various castes belong to Scheduled Castes and Other Deprived Castes. This may be helpful to various concerned departments of Government of Maharashtra to formulate and modify the schemes and policies. This department also promotes the research collaboration with renowned research institutes, universities and individual research scholars.
Project 1 – A Study of Socio-Economic and Educational Status of the Mang Garudi Community in Pune District
Project 2- A Study of Socio-Economic and Educational Status of the Holar Community
The objective of study is to understand the socio-economic and educational condition of Holar community of Maharashtra.
Project 3- Institutional Research Collaboration
Project 4- Survey of Availability of Amenities to Settlement of more than 50% of Scheduled Castes Population in Maharashtra
The aim of this study is to understand the status of amenities available in SC settlements and to explain the reasons behind poor quality, inadequacy and unavailability of basic amenities.
Project 5 - ‘Socio-Political Status of Top 5 Schedule Castes: A comparative study in Maharashtra’
Objective of this study is to understand differences among top 5 Schedule Castes in Maharashtra and to focus their commonalities and differences. The project is in initial stage. Concept note is prepared so far.
Project 6: A Study of ‘Present socio-economic status of SC Girls who completed Higher Education’ in Maharashtra
Project 7: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: An Eminent Economist”
Proposals for research on Dr. B. R. Ambedkar- An Eminent Economist had been invited. Aim of the project is to undertake the research on vision of Dr. Ambedkar on economic reform and related fields and its present relevance.
Preliminary scrutiny of the received proposals has been completed. On the basis of this, the meeting has been organized to have a dialogue with selected researchers.
Project 8: A Study on Problems of Migrated Scheduled Castes from Other States to Maharashtra.
This study is recently proposed and literature review is in progress.
How to Apply Process or Eligibility
Any research institute, University, faculty, Research Scholar can apply under research collaboration project after publishing advertisement in newspapers or website. For more details please see the advertisement published from time to time.
Project 1: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Research Fellowship (BANRF).
One of the key objectives of BARTI is “To institute, offer and grant prizes, awards, scholarships, fellowships, stipends in furtherance of the objectives of the society”
Eligibility for the fellowship:
Provisions in the fellowship programme:
SPNRF – Savitribai Phule National Research Fellowship – Year 2015
JPNRF – Jyotiba Phule National Research Fellowship – Year 2015
CSNRF- Chhatrapati Shahu National Research Fellowship – Year 2015
Project 2: A Comparative Ethnographic study of Scheduled Caste and other castes (2013)
BARTI is an autonomous organization working under Government of Maharashtra for the development of Schedule Castes. It controls and coordinates the working of all caste validity committees (CVCs) in Maharashtra state.
Taking the advantage of similar caste names it has been noticed that some open category and other castes avail the benefits meant for the scheduled castes, other backward castes, Vimukta Jatis and nomadic tribes. The real beneficiaries suffer and are unable to avail the benefits meant for them. This poses serious challenge before caste validity committee while establishing validity of caste certificate. To compound the problem there is severe lack of written literature/documentation available on certain castes among Scheduled castes. Even the census reports show the population of some of these castes is very low. BARTI being the coordination agency of CVCs in Maharashtra, thus felt the need of a study on finding the similarity and differences on crucial aspects of such vulnerable castes and other castes taking illegal benefits.
As every caste has its own characteristics, customs, traditions, rites and rituals by which the caste can be recognized, the objective here was to conduct a comparative ethnographic study of pseudo castes with the real castes. Accordingly, the below mentioned castes have been included for detailed study:
Project 3: Key Research Areas (54 topics) (Year 2012 - 2015)
From 2012 after a no. of brainstorming sessions with experts from various fields BARTI came up with a list of research areas related to Equity and Social Justice, Removal of Caste Bias, development of Scientific Temperament, Ethics and Moral Values, Fraternity and brotherhood, National Integration, Communal Harmony, Peace and Tolerance, Justice for women, Removal of Disparity, etc.
This list is not exhaustive. It is representative of the kind of research that BARTI envisages to encourage. We encourage research in all areas connected to Social Justice and Equity. The list of Key Research Areas is displayed on BARTI’s Website.
Remaining Projects are listed below:
Project 4: Removal of Area Restriction in respect of Kaikadi Community in Maharashtra and enlist them in the list of Scheduled Castes” (2014- 2015):
Project 5: Caste Panchayats/Gavaki: Study of affected families from Maharashtra (2015): (2014- 2015):
Project 6: Compilation of State Backward Class Commission reports - Documentation and Indexing project (2014-2015):
Project 7: Census Compilation for SCs population (2014-2015):
Project 8:Study of the situation of Safai Karamcharis in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), (2015-2016):
Project 9:Workshops (2013-2016):