In addition to the academic course work, students participate in a community outreach project. This outreach project aims at initiating student contributions towards social justice. COP aims to nurture students into sensitive, ethical, and critically conscious citizens who will contribute responsibly to communities and society.
The Community Outreach Project is a mandatory component of the curriculum at SSLA. It carries 6 credits, and is designed to be a 2 month full-time project, to be completed over the first summer break. The minimum total number of hours required for the COP is 200 hours, on completion of which, the student is required to get a validation letter from the organisation. This letter will be a part of the student’s report, which is due at the beginning of Semester 5.
· The student is required to write a 10,000 word report and prepare a 20 minute presentation, as well as respond to a 10 minute viva before a panel of two examiners. The student will have to set up dates with the panel of examiners allotted to him/her.
It is mandatory that the student registers himself/herself with the Community Outreach Cell, before the commencement of the project. The COP batch representative will send out an online form for the same.
Students will also be sent the following information via email:
Refer to the Student Handbook for further details about deadlines and submissions.
Lelith Daniel & Gayatri Mendanha
Malavika RaviHead (Batch 2017)
Student Batch Representatives
COP Report Details Batch 2014 -18
The internship is a compulsory component of the curriculum at SSLA. It seeks to introduce the students to the realities of the industries, and to help them understand their own strengths.
If a student does not pass the Internship module, it will be considered a backlog. He/she may have to repeat the internship process or the presentation and viva, depending on the evaluation. The report submission, presentation and viva will be conducted in the consequent semesters.
The Hindu Business Line
Smartron India Pvt Ltd
Marketing(Consumer and market research)
Bureau Central Marocain des Societes d’Assurances (BCMA)
Netherlands Business Support Office
Interface Communications (F.C.B. ULKA)
Growth Tracking and Market Research
The Richmond Fellowship Society
Solar Village Project
Global Education Solutions
Content and Curriculum development
The Indian Express
Tata Memorial Hospital
Psycho – Oncology
Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
Fortis Memorial Research Institute
Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences
Interics Designs Pvt Ltd
LOL Ventures Pvt Ltd
Nimble Systems Pvt Ltd
Entrepreneurship and management intern
CSR project and HR processes
Ogilvy and Mather Pvt Ltd
National Centre for Advocacy Studies
Liberty India DHC Pvt Ltd
NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences
Advocate Mrunalini Deshmukh
Automobile Industry (car4sene.com)
Goodricke Group Ltd
Anandi Foods (Happy Belly)
Aker Power Gas Subsea
Frost and Sullivan
Digital Marketing and Content Writing
PR, Branding, Corporate Communication, Events
Eye Catcher Entertainment Pvt Ltd
Homegrown Media LLP
Editiorial and Content Writing
Earth 5 R
Socio – environmental
Richmond Fellowship Society
Samuchit Enviro Tech
Sustainable lifestyle products, services, research studies
ZEBRA Crossing Paradigm Pvt Ltd
Ad film Production House
Creative and advertising
Creative, program development
The research dissertation is a comprehensive research project-based submission which is undertaken and completed by every student at SSLA. Students are expected to identify a theme for intensive study and request faculty with experience in the relevant area to be their committee members. Students are to undertake the project with due guidance over a period of three years, starting from Semester 3.
How do we make a committee for the dissertation?
Check the faculty specializations page and shortlist a few faculty. Approach them with your potential topic and ask them informally if they agree to be on your dissertation committee. The topic will be shaped by the student and the faculty together. When both you and the faculty agree on working together, keep a written record of this confirmation.
Are we required to submit the names of our committee members, for the dissertation, to the Research Cell?
Yes, there will be a form circulated for the same. Students are requested to keep proof of confirmations from their committee members in written format.
How can we change our dissertation committee?
Students wishing to change the First Chair subsequently need to fulfil the following conditions:
What are the exact deadlines for the submission of the drafts for our dissertations?
The deadlines differ from batch to batch.
Examples of Dissertations
Exploring the legitimacy of sweatshop labour through feminist economics
Analysing factors that affect consumer attitudes towards online retail
Strong Women: Gender in young adult science fiction and fantasy
Cultural Détente: John Le Carré, From the Cold War to the thaw
The impact of new media on the feminist movement in India
Velo-City: An econometric model of the Pune bicycle market
Hard copies of all dissertations are available in the SSLA Library
Grading Scheme (out of, not absolute)
Grading Scheme for Proof of Publication
Note: Failure to comply with the deadlines at each stage will result in the student losing out on those marks altogether. For instance, if a student misses the deadline on Draft 1, he/she will lose 10 marks, even if he/she submits it on the next day.
How can I choose my Seminar theme?
Themes and faculty names will be circulated during the summer break before the 7th Semester. Students will have time to read, and communicate with faculty before the deadline for signing up.
Can I change my Seminar after signing up?
No, once you have chosen you cannot change the seminar paper. It is expected you have communicated with the faculty before signing up.
Does the Seminar need to be from my Major-Minor?
No, the seminar has no impact nor is it shaped by your Major-Minor disciplines.
List of themes for Batch 2019 will be available soon.
List of Seminar Themes from Batch 2018
Can Machines be Moral Agents
Representations of Cultural Trauma in Indian Fiction
Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in India