Madras Christian College’s Panel Discussion on Farmers Acts [Dec 12, 4-6 PM]: Register Now!

About Madras Christian College

Madras Christian College is situated on a 365-acre campus in Tambaram, 25 kilometers south of Chennai. It has about 7,000 students and 300 faculty members across 33 departments. The college, which is 187 years old, was founded by the Scottish Mission to provide liberal Arts and Science Education for students.

The NAAC has accredited the college with an ‘A’ Rank status. In the year 2019, the college was awarded with the College with Potential for Excellence (CPE) by the University of Grants Commission.

About the Department

The Department of Social Work offers a Masters’ degree in Social Work to students who wish to make a change. With a strong foundation in the human rights-based approach, the curriculum is crafted to mould a prospective student to become the best equipped social worker possible.

The department is known for the opportunities that it provides its students in terms of cross-cultural experiences and international exposure. The department offers two specializations for students, namely Community Development and Medical & Psychiatry. The Department of Social Work in Madras Christian College has been conducting National and International conferences from its inception in the year 1989.

Details of the Program

Date: December 12, 2020

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Platform: ZOOM Cloud Meetings & Youtube Livestream

Registration Link:  

Free Registration

E- Certificates for all participants who fill the feedback form.

About the Program

The new farm laws, namely, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act have been passed by the Parliament on September 17th 2020.

The Government brought the legislations with the objectives of freeing up curbs on trade, liberalising the regulatory system, providing barrier-free trade and creating a farmer-friendly environment. However, the farmers, for whose benefit these reforms were brought about, are agitating against them all over the country and demanding withdrawal.

The Department of Social Work (Aided) is conducting this Panel Discussion to understand the reasons behind the ongoing farmers’ protests and to shed light on the future implications and consequences of both withdrawal and non-withdrawal of these legislations along with the feasibility of potential compromises.

About the Speakers

The eminent Panelists are:

  1. Dr. Sukhpal Singh: Former Chairperson, Centre for Agriculture Management, IIM Ahmedabad
  2. Dr. Ashish Mittal: Working Group Member, All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee
  3. Mrs. Mahalakshmi Pavani: Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India & President of SC Women’s Lawyers Association
  4. Mr. Ajai Jacob: Development Worker & Farmer
  5. A post discussion 30 minute Q&A session will also be held to allow the participants to pose questions to the panelists.  

Who can Attend?

Students, Social activists and Professionals are invited.

Contact Information

Convenor: Ms. Shivangi Gupta: +91 9891887480

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