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.


Memorial Lectures

Contextualising Ideas Of Liberty, Equality And Fraternity In New India 
By Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, ICCR, New Delhi and Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha 12-12-2019 Dr. Ambedkar’s Philosophy of Constitutionalism as an Instrument of JUSTICE, social, economical and political

Social Justice and Private Sector

by Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat, Former Chairman UGC &ICSSR 30-01-2018

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Intellectual Colossus and Great National Leader

by Shri Narendra Jadhav, M.P., Rajya Sabha 30-01-2017

Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision and Mission

by Prof. Ashok Modak, National Research Professor, Ex. MLC, Maharashtra 29-10-2015

डा . आंबेडकर बहुआयामी व्यक्तित्व एवं विचार

by Shri Krishan Gopal, Joint General Secretary, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh 30-12-2014

Inclusive Governance and Social Justice

by Shri K. R. Venugopal (IAS, Retd.) 10-03-2014

Social Justice: Strategies and Challenges

by Shri R. P. Singh, (IAS, Retd.) 21-03-2013

Dr. Ambedkar’s Economic Interventions and the Special Component Plan

by Mr. N. Paul Divakar 31-03-2010

Dr. Ambedkar, Education & Social Change

by Prof. K.L. Kamal, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Rajasthan 20-03-2009

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 21-04-2006