As a part of experiential learning through interaction with various sections of society, School introduced Inter/Actions from Jan 7-Jan 31, 2019. During the period the following activities were organized:
- Bhasha Research Centre & Tribal Academy, Chhota Udeypur: Students visited Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, recognized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, as a Center of Excellence and is accredited to provide Advisory services to UNESCO on Intangible Cultural Heritage. During their visit students were exposed to a unique educational environment for the study of tribal communities that includes tribal history, folklore, cultural geography, social dynamics, economy, development studies, ethnography, music and arts. This activity was curated by Dr Ankita Khanna.
- Artist Village, Saputara – A group of students visited Artist Village, Saputara. The students were inspired to indulge in art forms such as warli painting, paper mache, landscape painting and creation of other tribal craft (bamboo, clothes) objects. The students got to learn about tribal ways of life (social, economic, gendered) and their craft skills and also explored their ways of living in and with nature. The students got sensitized to the political and cultural issues that anthropology is fraught with: The gaze of urban people on the villagers, the museumisation and exoticisation of tribal cultures. This activity was curated by Ms Juhika Bhanjdeo and Dr Lakshmi Arya.
- I. G. Desai School, Surat – A group of students visited IG Desai School, Surat. It is a Gujarati medium school that emphasizes on teaching skill based vocational courses to their students along with the academics. During their visit, students were exposed to various dimensions of educational skills, human behavior and observing patience in the adverse situations. The students empathized with the fact that how the School helped the orphan kids from the Gujarat earthquake incident. The University students interacted with the students there about various topics such as self-awareness, team building, etc and discovered their lifestyles, challenges, thought processes and what keeps them motivated. They also discussed with the young students that how the unique concept of their school is for their betterment and how they can make most of this opportunity and progress in life. This activity was curated by Prof Santosh Kumar, Dr Vikrant Makhija and Mr Debiprasad Pramanik.
- Gujarat Literature Festival, Vadodara – Students, under the guidance of Dr Ankita Khanna, were exposed to the situations where they got an opportunity to hear and learn from different speakers who come from literary, media, film, film-writing, theatre and other backgrounds. This literature festival provided a rare opportunity to hear dozens of experts on multiple subjects and issues in a live and fun environment.