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Avinash Shirke

Savitri Jotirao Samajkarya Mahavidalaya (SJSM) College

Avinash Shirke is leading an assault on urban biases and anachronistic methods in Indian social work education. In order to make development studies relevant to the country's rural and tribal youth, he has founded a model rural college in Maharashtra State where pedagogical methods are attuned to the context, resources, and technologies of rural communities.