ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Research Scholars’ Epistemological Predicament

What is the position of research scholars in the knowledge food chain? Are they merely consumers of knowledge or can they also produce it? The University Grants Commission Regulations, 2009 and 2016 enforced two important rules: mandatory coursework on research methods and theory for MPhil and PhD programmes, and publication of at least one research paper in a peer-reviewed journal to be eligible to submit a doctoral thesis. An analysis of these regulations through the lens of research scholars offers an insight into the complexity of relationships between academic institutions, journals, and research scholars in the process of knowledge production.

Privatisation of CPRs and the Informal Sector

Illegal shrimp aquaculture is a thriving business in Chilika, though it is banned since 1996. The entire enterprise is based on informal relationships. Interestingly, post-2002 some Primary Fishermen Cooperative Societies entered this nexus. Using field data and secondary literature, this paper discusses the dynamics of the current developments.
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