More research was needed into the Dalit concept and life and an exclusive Dalit university which was being demanded would help this cause, Adjunct Professor of Acharya Nagarjuna University and a Dalit writer Katti Padma Rao said here on Tuesday.

He was delivering the key note address at the one-day seminar on ‘Dalit women: issues and perspectives’ organised by the Dr. Durgabhai Deshmuk Centre for Women Studies, Andhra University and the Millennium Software Solutions on the occasion of the 99th birth anniversary of Durgabai Deshmukh.

Vice-Chancellor B. Satyanarayana was the chief guest.

The Centre felicitated founder Director of the Centre for Women Studies Ila Rao and former Director V. Pramila Bose.