Vision, Mission & Social Responsibility

Our Vision

Our Vision


CASII has been envisioned on the premise that enhancing the freedom of research and the responsibility of the researcher are crucial for creating important new knowledge. Scholarship in the contemporary world is an increasingly interdisciplinary, collective global endeavour.

The exchange of ideas in an inspiring environment is a precondition both for the improvement of scholarship and for its public impact.
CASII aims at providing training in computer skills to the socially disadvantaged sections of society through the setting up of small computer cells in selected rural schools.

English Communication Skills trainers will similarly be deployed to the areas in which their expertise is most needed.



Our Mission

Our Mission


CASII has been developed in response to specific national and international context-generated needs. CASII seeks to be a 'knowledge generating and disseminating' institution, and will emerge as an innovative force in the development of academic potential in India and through its partner universities, in Europe and the USA, and thus in the global context too.



Social Responsibility of CASII's Trust

Social Responsibility of CASII's Trust


The social responsibilities of the CASII trust will be initially in the area of providing vocational training to weaker sections of society especially in the Kachchh District. This training could take the following forms - Basic computer skills and Communication Skills in English.

CASII aims at providing training in computer skills to the socially disadvantaged sections of society through the setting up of small computer cells in selected rural schools.

English Communication Skills trainers will similarly be deployed to the areas in which their expertise is most needed.



Ethics Statement

Ethics Statement


CASII is committed to issues of ethics and privacy for all the research carried out for its research projects and field work by its own researchers or those done jointly with its partner institutions.

CASII will take care that no unnecessary personal data is collected and used without the informed consent of the parties concerned in a written form. This evidence of informed consent shall be obtained in written form or, if this is culturally unacceptable or otherwise impossible – the procedures of obtaining consent must be carefully documented (e.g., recorded on tape). In terms of data protection, researchers must identify in detail and in advance the particulars of the types of data used and the purpose for which they are collected.

Furthermore, they must explain their safeguards for security and confidentiality of that data and must notify potential participants in their research projects of these safeguards in advance.

All researchers working on CASII projects will affirm in writing that the collected information / data will be used strictly for academic purposes and within the scope of CASII only. This would need to be conveyed in writing to the Honorary Directors of CASII before the start of any research project.

The Honorary Directors with the help of the Academic Council will ensure ethical standards for the conduct of research involving human participants. This includes:

1. Reviewing all proposals for research involving human participants

2. Monitoring the carrying out of all research involving human participants to ensure that the sound ethics outlined above are maintained.

3. Ensuring free and informed consent about their participation from the interviewees of CASII Projects and assuring that they will be able to withdraw this consent at any stage during their participation provided it is before the finalization of the project reports and publications if any ensuing from it.

4. Providing appropriate orientation for those undertaking research involving human participants.

5. Giving Ethical clearance only if the researcher is able to prove to CASII, provisions for confidential recording, safe storage and processing and restricted access are sufficient, e.g., the researcher is able to ensure that interviews are conducted in an environment in which the interviewee can speak freely without having to be afraid of being overheard or to be confronted with any other kind of breach of confidentiality.

6. Storing collected data must only be at CASII or the researcher’s host institution. All data must be de-personalized, working either with pseudonyms or with codes. Access to any data if required will be given by CASII to other members of its partner institutions only after having ensured their agreement to preserve the confidentiality of the data as stated in the Consent and Authorization Form.

6. Ensuring equity and non-discrimination on Gender, Race, Caste, Class and Creed issues, is fundamental to CASII. It affirms its beliefs in diversity and equality as constitutive elements of learning. Hence, discrimination on the above bases goes against the self-image of CASII.

7. Acknowledging that any material/information gathered by Researchers remains their copyright even if made public to other researchers within the CASII network. Access to any gathered data will only be given to members of the network after their agreeing to abide by the ethics statement of CASII and provided there is no conflict of interests among the network partners or with respect to the interests of the participants whose data had been collected by the researchers.

8. Utmost care will be taken to ensure that any data transferred by CASII within or outside India will be de-personalized, transferred via a safe channel.