Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Chair in Social Justice was set up at the Indian Institute of Public Administration in 2004 by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. Since its inception, it has been the consistent endeavor of the Chair to work on the given theme i.e. ‘Social Justice’ focusing on the issues concerning exclusion, inclusion, marginalization, disadvantaged sections etc. As per the mandate of the Chair, number of quality publications, value adding workshops, memorial lectures’ national seminars, dialogue/ discussion, awareness and extension programmes, inter-chair collaborating programmes are organized regularly.

The events center around Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s work and philosophy, issues relating to socio- economic and cultural life of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, minorities, backward classes and other weaker sections of the society. This chair has a special significance being at an Institute – a premier National Institute of Public Governance, which has key role in providing inputs for policy formulation and governance besides sensitizing the Administration.

Contextualising Ideas of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in New India

by  Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, ICCR, New Delhi and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha


Dr. Ambedkar’s Philosophy of Constitutionalism as an Instrument of JUSTICE, social, economical and political
by Shri B. P. Singh,  Former Governor of Sikkim and Union Home Secretary


Social Justice and Private Sector
by Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat, Former Chairman UGC &ICSSR

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Intellectual Colossus and Great National Leader
by Shri Narendra Jadhav, M.P., Rajya Sabha

Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision and Mission
by Prof. Ashok Modak, National Research Professor, Ex. MLC, Maharashtra

डा . आंबेडकर बहुआयामी व्यक्तित्व एवं विचार
by Shri Krishan Gopal, Joint General Secretary, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Inclusive Governance and Social Justice
by Shri K. R. Venugopal (IAS, Retd.)

Social Justice: Strategies and Challenges
by Shri R. P. Singh, (IAS, Retd.)

Dr. Ambedkar’s Economic Interventions and the Special Component Plan
by Mr. N. Paul Divakar

Dr. Ambedkar, Education & Social Change by Prof. K.L. Kamal, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Rajasthan

Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Social Justice: From Analysis to Action by Shri P.S. Krishnan, Former Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, GOI



Seminars/ Workshops/ Discussion/ Dialogues

 National Webinar on ‘Inclusive Governance: Post-COVID Challenges’

June 18, 2020

International Seminar on ‘Social Justice Policies of Modi Government’ in collaboration with Satyawati College, University of Delhi and Centre of Policy Research and Governance, New Delhi

November 16-17, 2019

National Seminar on ‘Integrating Agricultural Workers with Sustainable Development Goals’

March 14-15, 2019

Book Discussion on Dr. Ambedkar’s ‘State and Minorities’

November 03, 2018

National Seminar on ‘Poverty and Social Exclusion: A Life Course Perspective’ in collaboration with Lokashraya Foundation, New Delhi

April 12-13, 2018

National Seminar on ‘Caste Panchayats, Democracy and Constituional Values’ in Collaboration with National Law University, Dwarka Delhi

April 15-16, 2017

National Seminar on ‘Dr. Ambedkar on Women’s Rights in India: Issues and Prospects’ in collaboration with Kalindi College, University of Delhi

December 06-07, 2017

Inter-Chair Dialogue on ‘The Mandate of Dr. Ambedkar Chairs’

February 28, 2017

Workshop on ‘Innovative Practices under Swachh Bharat Mission across the Country’
July 27, 2016

Seminar cum Discussion on ‘Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Timeless Legacy: A Discussion’ in collaboration with Department of Political Science, Shaheed Bhagat Singh (Eve.) College, University of Delhi

April 18, 2016

National Seminar on ‘Social Welfare Administration in India: Linking with Digital India’

November 26-27, 2015

Dialogue on ‘Social Inclusion: Concerns and Challenges’

June 10, 2014

National Seminar on ‘Integral Humanism’

October 25-26, 2014

National workshop on ‘Inclusive Governance and Social Justice: Concerns and Strategies’

March 10-11, 2014

National dialogue on ‘Social Justice in India’

October 27, 2013

National Seminar on ‘Dr. Ambedkar’s Thoughts and Vision’

October 17, 2013


Research ProjectPerson-In-Charge
Evaluation of Schemes of NBCFDC Implemented in the State of PunjabProf. C. Sheela Reddy
The Impact of Inter-Caste Marriage Scheme of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation on the Lives of BeneficiariesProf. C. Sheela Reddy
Study of SC Hostels in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Prof. C. Sheela Reddy
The Impact of Pesticides used in crops on SC/ ST
Communities in Kerala “2016-17”
Prof. C. Sheela Reddy
‘RTI Implementation in Andhra Pradesh – Improving Access’Prof. C. Sheela Reddy


Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Intellectual Colossus and Great National Leader
Edited by Prof. C. Sheela Reddy
IIPA, 2017

Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision and Mission
Edited by Prof. C. Sheela Reddy
IIPA, 2016

Ek Nishtha Karamyogi: Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar
Prof. Sushma Yadav and Prof. Shri Prakash Singh
Manak Publication, New Delhi, 2015

Dr. Ambedkar on Social Justice: Legal, Political and Socio-Economic Landscape
Prof. Sushma Yadav and Prof. Shri Prakash Singh, Eds.
Manak Publication, New Delhi, 2015

Reservation & Growth
Prof. Sushma Yadav
IIPA, 2010

Empowering Dalits for Empowering India: A Road Map
Prof. Sushma Yadav, Ed..
Manak Publishers, in collaboration with IIPA, New Delhi, 2009

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and Social Justice: From Analysis to Action
Prof. Sushma Yadav, Ed.
Manak Publishers, in collaboration IIPA, New Delhi, 2007

Social Justice: Ambedkar’s Vision
Prof. Sushma Yadav
IIPA, 2006

Facets of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
Prof. S. N. Mishra
IIPA, 2004

Prof. Chavva Sheela Reddy


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