KISS has undertaken experience sharing, networking and advocacy activity for up scaling its LSE interventions through research. A workshop was organized at KISS for brainstorming on LSE and ARSH issues to begin with. The faculty, researchers and students (Postgraduate/M Phil) from Utkal University, F.M University, G.M University, BJB Autonomous College, Ravenshaw Autonomous College, University of Culture, KIIT School of Rural Management, NISWASS and VISWASS participated and shared their opinion. The workshop focused on broadening research activities on LSE and ARSH, formation of a mentoring group for promoting research, identification criteria for students from institutions for conducting research, identification of topics/ themes for undertaking research work etc.
Later a series of workshops and consultations were organized subsequently for the formation of research mentoring group and identification of topics for research. Accordingly research mentoring group was formed with the involvement of eminent professors and lecturers from other universities and colleges. The research mentoring group facilitated the selection process of students and scholars to develop and submit the research plan. Around 30 numbers of research proposals were submitted, out of which 20 research proposals were shortlisted and finalized by the research mentoring group.
(Annexure – 1 Research Topics)
The 20 research proposal received can be assigned under the following broad themes:
Life skills and adolescent health – 12 Numbers
Life skills for social inclusiveness – 04 Numbers
Life skills for competency development – 04 Numbers
Professor Dr. Jayalaxmi Ex-HoD Department of Sociology, Madras University and the registrar RGNIYD was engaged in the process of training on social research methodologies and guiding the research scholars for refining research tools. Subsequently she has invited to guide the research scholars for presentation of their reports. Finally, seven selected reports were presented in the three-day International conference on LSE at RGNIYD (from 8-10th December 2010). These 19 research reports were compiled and developed into a book.