The Center started in collaboration with UNHCR India. TISS and UNHCR are fostering partnership for training, capacity building, research and awareness raising on refugee protection and statelessness issues. Regular teaching of refugee law and statelessness are being conducted. Plans are on to conduct workshops, seminars, conferences and periodic publications on the subject. Refugee and statelessness are pertinent issues in the South Asian region which needs systematic study and policy inputs for protection of the most vulnerable groups.