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Course Name Immersive Data Collection
Course Code 24SDS505
Program M.Sc. in Social Data Science & Policy
Semester I
Credits 3
Campus Faridabad


Unit I

Unit I – Students must conduct pilot visits to the village areas to identify and select in consultation with faculty in charge, framing objectives

Unit II

Unit II – Objectives, Activities, and outcome. Develop Skills in planning and organizing programs in the community, plan programme schedule and funds, preparation of action plan

Unit III

Unit III – Students will conduct the situational analysis and do needs assessment to plan and implement the programmes. Conduct Baseline survey or need assessment, programme designing, evaluation survey, engaging in community activities (Social Survey, street play, medical camp, awareness programmes, Life Enrichment Education activities, Service activities, Dr. camps, etc) during the field visit

Unit IV

Unit IV – Students should prepare a report and submit it to their respective faculty supervisor


The Immersive Data Collection course shall be conducted for a minimum period of 7 days. The students shall organize and conduct this endeavor under the direction and supervision of the teaching faculty in a rural/tribal community. The Immersive Data Collection programme is intended to bring in the living experience of the rural community in view of the social data science philosophy and principles. The course facilitates students to practice and integrate social data science in tune with their personal and societal expectations. It provides an opportunity to analyze the regional social system, the approaches, and the strategies of intervention used by the government and non-government organizations
The course gives an opportunity to understand the real-life situations in the rural/ tribal settings in the society and it also provides the opportunity to enhance the skills in planning, organizing and implementing programmes/ projects for the marginalized people. Self-reflection is a major part of the course.

Course Objectives:

  1. To develop an understanding of the rural social structures and cultural processes with special reference to specific groups experiencing poverty and deprivation
  2. To develop an understanding of the level of government intervention in relation to below the poverty line groups in the area and the related structure of decision–making and intervention
  3. To develop the capacity to make a critique of the intervention of both the voluntary organisations and the Government Agencies in relation to the specific Below the poverty line group
  4. Through experience in group living, appreciate its value in terms of self-development, interpersonal relationships sense of organization, management and mutual responsibility
  5. To acquire skills in planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating the course

Course Outcomes:

CO1: Students gain knowledge of the rural and Tribal lifestyle and social structure and social life.
CO2: Apply the Social Work methods and tools during the process and phases of Group Dynamics.
CO3: To explain the policies and programmes by the Government and Voluntary organisations.


  1. Field work
  2. Data collection

-Program outcome PO – Course Outcomes CO Mapping


Program Specific Outcomes PSO – Course Objectives – Mapping


Evaluation Pattern:

Assessment Internal External
*Continuous Assessment


End Semester Report 50

*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports, and Seminar

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