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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.

UNIT I
Agricultural Research System - NARS and CGIAR; Agricultural Revolutions; Food and Livelihood Security; Climate Change - Mitigation and Adaptation; Overview of ethics and research; 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;

UNIT II
Ethics and development; Process and outcome of development; Decentralized decision making; Vulnerable groups; Beneficence; Social justice and Equity; Gender sensitivity; Ethics in agriculture
- social contract, socio-economic issues, environment, etc; Indigenous knowledge and benefit sharing; Values and attitude for Conservation, improvement and sustainable utilization of natural resources; Overview of rural development programmes in India; Panchayati Raj Institution;

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