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PGS 505 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, RESEARCH ETHICS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES                                                                                 (1L+0P) I, II, III

Objective
  The course intends to sensitize the scholars about the basic issues related with agricultural research, ethics in research as well as rural development. The scholars will be also educated about principles and philosophy of rural development and motivated towards practising and promoting ethics in
research and developmental endeavours.

Theory

UNIT I
  History of agriculture in brief; Agricultural Research System - NARS and CGIAR; Agricultural Revolutions; Food and Livelihood Security; Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation;

UNIT II
  Principles and foundations of research ethics; Publishing and Authorship, Plagiarism, Intellectual Property Rights and Policy, Researchers’ responsibilities, Research participants’ rights- consent, Privacy and confidentiality; Interviewing ethics; Agricultural research and bioethics; Incentives, Regulation and Activism for ethics; Ethics in agriculture-social contract, socio-economic issues, environment etc; Indigenous knowledge and benefit sharing.

UNIT III
  Ethics and development; Process and outcome of development; Vulnerable groups; Social justice and Equity; Gender sensitivity; Principles, policies and strategies for rural development, Overview of rural development programmes in India; Panchayati Raj Institution; Role of voluntary and non-governmental organisations in rural development.

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