Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Trade fellowship


Description:

The PAFTAD conference series has been a driving force behind the development of thought on Pacific trade and development issues and important economic policy questions facing the region. 

The International Steering Committee will award 8 Fellowships to aspiring researchers to present papers on themes related to Asia Pacific trade and economic development.

Fellowships include expenses and the opportunity to participate in the Conference from 6-9 December, 2010.

URL for further information:http://www.paftad.org/fellowship
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Literacy Across Cultures: (Re) Reading Asia

Literacy Across Cultures: (Re) Reading Asia
3 November to 5 November 2010
Manila, Philippines

The conference aims to provide all participants,
mostly educators, an opportunity to explore issues
and challenges related to reading and literacy. Presentations
and workshops on current research, best practices in teaching
and emerging issues and innovations in literacy and reading
instruction, are welcome.


Enquiries: readingphils2010@gmail.com
Web address: http://rap.org.ph
Sponsored by: Reading Assocation of the Philippines

Saturday, June 26, 2010

52nd labour economic conference

http://www.isleijle.org/

Call for Papers: Outward Investment from Emerging and Developing Economies: deadline 1 September 2010

Call for papers

The 2nd Copenhagen Conference on: ‘Emerging Multinationals’: Outward Investment from Emerging and Developing Economies


Date: 25-26 November 2010
Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: http://cbs.dk/ofdi


Overview

Multinational companies from emerging and developing economies (EMNCs) are becoming major players in the globalized world economy and are likely to wield growing influence on economic dynamics in OECD, emerging, and developing countries alike. Host OECD countries will increasingly need to engage with the array of challenges and opportunities presented by emerging-economy multinationals seeking access to their markets and assets. A number of recent high-profile and controversial cases illustrate that the ascent of EMNCs onto the world stage will not necessarily be entirely without frictions.

Yet, in spite of the media attention towards investments into the OECD, important immediate impacts of outward direct investment from emerging and developing economies (OFDI) are likely to be felt also in developing host countries, where investments from other emerging and developing economies constitute more and more important complements to investment flows from OECD countries (South-South investments). No less important will be the effects in the home countries of the outward investing firms themselves. The rise of outward investment from emerging and developing countries requires further and continuous analysis, both empirically and theoretically.


Topics

The emergence of MNCs from emerging and developing economies raise a wide range of challenges for theorists, business strategists, and policymakers alike, for example:
  • Why do companies from emerging and developing economies (EMNCs) invest abroad, how do they do it and which challenges do they face?
  • How do EMNCs impact on different types of host economies? How are costs and benefits distributed? How are benefits captured? Which new policy challenges do they introduce?
  • How are home economies affected by the internationalization of domestic firms? Should home countries pursue particular policies to accelerate or otherwise influence their OFDI?
  • Which internationalizations patterns and strategies do EMNCs pursue? Are these qualitatively different from what we know from the received literature?
  • How does EMNC behavior vary between different industries and why?
  • How does the rise of EMNCs influence global competition in different industries?
  • Do EMNCs differ from industrialized-country MNCs in terms of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility?
  • How are companies from China and India in particular coming to internationalize their operations?
  • Which are the roles of state-owned EMNCs?
  • Which are the roles of sovereign wealth funds?
  • How are EMNCs and OFDI affected by the global financial crisis – globally and regionally and at the level of countries, sectors and firms?

Important dates
  • Submission of full paper: 1 September 2010
  • Paper acceptance/rejection: 15 September 2010
  • Submission of revised paper: 1 November 2010

Submission

Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. Arrangement has been made for the best papers to be published in a special issue of European Management Journal.

Please email your abstract/paper as an MS Word document to Bersant Hobdari (bh.cees@cbs.dk). For the paper, the names, affiliations, and contact information of all authors must be noted only on a separate cover page.

Accepted papers will be uploaded to an ‘electronic proceedings’ on the conference website.


Conference fee

The conference fee is EUR200. The fee covers conference materials, meals and refreshments. The concluding dinner is an optional extra.


Further information


For further information please contact:

Peter Gammeltoft
Department of International Economics and Management
Porcelænshaven 24; 2000 Frederiksberg
Email: pg.int@cbs.dk
Web: http://uk.cbs.dk/int

Visit also the conference website: http://cbs.dk/ofdi


Organized by


Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen Business School


Sponsors


The EAC Foundation
Center for International Business and Emerging Markets, CBS
Asia Research Centre, CBS


Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Peter Gammeltoft, Assoc. Prof., Department of International Economics and Management
  • Dr. Bersant Hobdari, Assoc. Prof., Department of International Economics and Management
  • Dr. Yang Jiang, Ass. Prof., Asia Research Center, CBS

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Kjeld-Erik Brødsgaard, Prof., Asia Research Centre, CBS, Denmark
  • Dr. Anthony D’Costa, Prof., Asia Research Centre, CBS, Denmark
  • Dr. Igor Filatotchev, Prof., City University of London, UK
  • Mr. Andrea Goldstein, Deputy Director, Heiligendamm L’Aquila Process Support Unit, OECD, France
  • Dr. Ari Kokko, Prof., Department of International Economics and Management, Denmark
  • Dr. Jiatao Li, Prof. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Dr. Klaus Meyer, Prof., University of Bath, UK
  • Mr. Niels Mygind, Prof., Department of International Economics and Management, Denmark
  • Dr. Rajneesh Narula, Prof., University of Reading, UK
  • Dr. Bent Petersen, Prof., Center for Strategic Management and Globalization, CBS, Denmark
  • Dr. Jaya Prakash Pradhan, Associate Professor, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic & Social Research, India
  • Dr. Ravi Ramamurti, Prof., Northeastern University, US
  • Dr. Paz Tolentino, Lecturer, Department of Management, Birkbeck College, UK
  • Dr. Verner Worm, Prof., Asia Research Centre, CBS, Denmark
  • Dr. Xiaobo Wu, Prof., Zhejiang University, China
  • Dr. Henry Yeung, Prof., National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr. Max von Zedtwitz, Prof., Peking University, China

The 2008 conference


To the first conference were submitted some 90 abstracts, representing a total of 135 authors from 35 countries. The conference brought about two journal special issues: Journal of International Management, 16(2), and International Journal of Emerging Markets, 5(3/4).



--  Peter Gammeltoft, PhD Associate Professor Department of International Economics & Management Copenhagen Business School Porcelænshaven 24; DK-2000 Frederiksberg Denmark Phone: +45 3815 3369     Fax: +45 3815 2500 Email: pg.int@cbs.dk Web: http://www.cbs.dk/staff/peter
Call for papers

The 2nd Copenhagen Conference on: 'Emerging Multinationals': Outward
Investment from Emerging and Developing Economies/*

Date: 25-26 November 2010
Venue: Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: http://cbs.dk/ofdi

 Overview

Multinational companies from emerging and developing economies (EMNCs) are becoming major players in the globalized world economy and are likely to wield growing influence on economic dynamics in OECD, emerging, and developing countries alike. Host OECD countries will increasingly need to engage with the array of challenges and opportunities presented by emerging-economy multinationals seeking access to their markets and assets. A number of recent high-profile and controversial cases illustrate that the ascent of EMNCs onto the world stage will not necessarily be entirely without frictions.

Yet, in spite of the media attention towards investments into the OECD, important immediate impacts of outward direct investment from emerging and developing economies (OFDI) are likely to be felt also in developing host countries, where investments from other emerging and developing economies constitute more and more important complements to investment flows from OECD countries (South-South investments). No less important will be the effects in the home countries of the outward investing firms themselves. The rise of outward investment from emerging and developing countries requires further and continuous analysis, both empirically and theoretically.


Topics

*The emergence of MNCs from emerging and developing economies raise a wide range of challenges for theorists, business strategists, and policymakers alike, for example:
* Why do companies from emerging and developing economies (EMNCs) invest abroad, how do they do it and which challenges do they face?
* How do EMNCs impact on different types of host economies? How are costs and benefits distributed? How are benefits captured? Which  new policy challenges do they introduce?
* How are home economies affected by the internationalization of domestic firms? Should home countries pursue particular policies
to accelerate or otherwise influence their OFDI?
* Which internationalizations patterns and strategies do EMNCs pursue? Are these qualitatively different from what we know from
the received literature?
* How does EMNC behavior vary between different industries and why?
* How does the rise of EMNCs influence global competition in different industries?
* Do EMNCs differ from industrialized-country MNCs in terms of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility?
* How are companies from China and India in particular coming to internationalize their operations?
* Which are the roles of state-owned EMNCs?
* Which are the roles of sovereign wealth funds?
* How are EMNCs and OFDI affected by the global financial crisis --globally and regionally and at the level of countries, sectors and
firms?

*Important dates*
   * Submission of full paper: 1 September 2010
   * Paper acceptance/rejection: 15 September 2010
   * Submission of revised paper: 1 November 2010

*Submission*

Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. Arrangement has been made for the best papers to be published in aspecial issue of European Management Journal.

Please email your abstract/paper as an MS Word document to Bersant Hobdari (bh.cees@cbs.dk). For the paper, the names, affiliations, and contact information of all authors must be noted only on a separate
cover page.

Accepted papers will be uploaded to an 'electronic proceedings' on the
conference website.

 *Conference fee*

The conference fee is EUR200. The fee covers conference materials, meals
and refreshments. The concluding dinner is an optional extra.

*Further information*

For further information please contact:

Peter Gammeltoft
Department of International Economics and Management
Porcelænshaven 24; 2000 Frederiksberg
Email: pg.int@cbs.dk
Web: http://uk.cbs.dk/int

Visit also the conference website: http://cbs.dk/ofdi

*Organized by*

Department of International Economics and Management, Copenhagen
Business School

*Sponsors*

The EAC Foundation
Center for International Business and Emerging Markets, CBS
Asia Research Centre, CBS

*Organizing Committee*

   * Dr. Peter Gammeltoft, Assoc. Prof., Department of International Economics and Management
   * Dr. Bersant Hobdari, Assoc. Prof., Department of International Economics and Management
   * Dr. Yang Jiang, Ass. Prof., Asia Research Center, CBS

*Scientific Committee*

   * Dr. Kjeld-Erik Brødsgaard, Prof., Asia Research Centre, CBS, Denmark
   * Dr. Anthony D'Costa, Prof., Asia Research Centre, CBS, Denmark
   * Dr. Igor Filatotchev, Prof., City University of London, UK
   * Mr. Andrea Goldstein, Deputy Director, Heiligendamm L'Aquila Process Support Unit, OECD, France
   * Dr. Ari Kokko, Prof., Department of International Economics and Management, Denmark
   * Dr. Jiatao Li, Prof. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
   * Dr. Klaus Meyer, Prof., University of Bath, UK
   * Mr. Niels Mygind, Prof., Department of International Economics and
     Management, Denmark
   * Dr. Rajneesh Narula, Prof., University of Reading, UK
   * Dr. Bent Petersen, Prof., Center for Strategic Management and
     Globalization, CBS, Denmark
   * Dr. Jaya Prakash Pradhan, Associate Professor, Sardar Patel
     Institute of Economic & Social Research, India
   * Dr. Ravi Ramamurti, Prof., Northeastern University, US
   * Dr. Paz Tolentino, Lecturer, Department of Management, Birkbeck College, UK
   * Dr. Verner Worm, Prof., Asia Research Centre, CBS, Denmark
   * Dr. Xiaobo Wu, Prof., Zhejiang University, China
   * Dr. Henry Yeung, Prof., National University of Singapore, Singapore
   * Dr. Max von Zedtwitz, Prof., Peking University, China

*The 2008 conference*

To the first conference were submitted some 90 abstracts, representing a
total of 135 authors from 35 countries. The conference brought about two
journal special issues: /Journal of International Management/, 16(2),
and /International Journal of Emerging Markets/, 5(3/4).

 
Peter Gammeltoft, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of International Economics & Management
Copenhagen Business School
Porcelænshaven 24; DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Denmark
Phone: +45 3815 3369     Fax: +45 3815 2500
Email: pg.int@cbs.dk
Web: http://www.cbs.dk/staff/peter


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

QUEST 2010; The Quest for Increased Student Achievement:

QUEST 2010; The Quest for Increased Student
Achievement:
17 to 19 November 2010
Richmond Hill, Canada

Join world renowned educators to explore how
global colleagues are forging new engagement
strategies, stimulating curiosity, and igniting
passion with techniques and technologies that
promise to reshape the meaning of learners for
life.

Enquiries: harald.grammenos@yrdsb.edu.on.ca
Web address: http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca OR
http://www.leadingedgelearning.ca
Sponsored by: York Region District School Board
and Ontario Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

Call for papers

Call for Papers

 

 

AIMS International Conference on Value-based Management

 

 

Theme

Managing in Future: Role of Ethics, Spirituality, and Human Values

Conference Dates:

August 11-13, 2010

Location:

Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar - India

Last Date:

(Abstract Submission)

June 30, 2010

Website:

www.aims-international.org/aicvm

Email:

aicvm@aims-international.org

 

organized by

 

Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar – India

Indus Business Academy – India

International Forum of Management Scholars

AIMS International

 

 

Special Features

 

*   Contributed Papers

*   Tutorials, Workshops, Invited Sessions

*   Papers in-absentia

*   Publication in Conference Proceedings

*   Journal Publication Opportunities

 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Knowledge Globalization Conference

Knowledge Globalization Conference
5 to 7 November 2010
Boston, United States

We invite you to submit papers to the fourth
Knowledge Globalization Conference, to be held
in Boston in Nov. 2010.

http://ocs.sfu.ca/kglobal/index.php/conf2010/2010boston/schedConf/cfp

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15
September 2010.

Enquiries: confdirector@kglobal.org
Web address: http://www.kglobal.org
Sponsored by: Knowledge Globalization Institute
and Suffolk University

Gokhale Institute Jobs

Applications are invited in the prescribed form for the following teaching posts in the
Institute in the UGC pay-scales under the General Recruitment Drive:
Post No. of posts Reservation Category/Open
Professors 5 3 OPEN, 1 VJNT, 1 ST
Readers 6 3 OPEN, 1 SC, 1 ST, 1 VJNT
Lecturers 6 4 OPEN, 1 VJNT, 1 SBC
Research Associates* 3 2 OPEN, 1SC
* Consolidated pay
Areas of specialization for the above posts: Financial Economics, Micro Economics,
Macro Economics, Econometrics, International Economics, Public Economics, Industrial
Economics, Environmental Economics, Population Economics, Development Economics,
Planning and Development.
The detailed advertisement, prescribed application form and information regarding
the minimum qualifications and other particulars can be downloaded from our website
(www.gipe.ac.in), or can be obtained from the Registrar of the Institute either
personally or by post on sending a self addressed envelope with stamp worth of
Rs. 25/-. The last date for the receipt of the application is July 20, 2010.

SANDEE call for research proposals

Call for Research Pre-Proposals – Economics of Climate Change
Deadline July 15th 2010
The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that
brings together and strengthens South Asian researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connections between
development and the environment. SANDEE is currently inviting research pre-proposals on the Economics of Climate
Change. Pre-proposals, if accepted, will lead to an invitation to submit a full research proposal.
Human activity is altering the earth's climate with serious implications for food security, health, biodiversity and natural
disasters. South Asian countries will need to respond with strategies to both mitigate green house gases and adapt to
climate change. SANDEE would like to increase its support for research on the economics of climate change.
We are soliciting concept notes on the following topics: a) The benefits, costs and distributional impacts of specific
adaptation or mitigation strategies. b) Economy wide impacts of climate change policies through the use of macro-economic
models. c) Incentives related to international climate mitigation/adaptation instruments and climate negotiations.
d) Economic analyses of local and regional climate problems such as haze and black carbon and strategies to mitigate
these. e) Extreme events and the economic viability of 'adaptation instruments' such as insurance, improved natural
barriers or institutional responses.
SANDEE supports economics research related to environmental problems. Pre-proposals that do not have a
strong economics component will not be considered. However, multi-disciplinary projects are encouraged. Institutional
affiliation is required for receiving support. Pre-proposals will be evaluated on their academic merit and policy significance.
SANDEE will collect proposals throughout the next 12 months. However, in order to be considered for our next research
competition, please send concept notes by July 15th 2010. Grant budgets for the last few cycles have been around
15,000 USD for one to two year grants. Larger budgets are considered if a multidisciplinary research team of natural and
social scientists are involved with a clear definition of roles and tasks. Concept notes can be uploaded on the SANDEE
website at www.sandeeonline.com. Please contact us at application@sandeeonline.com, if you have additional queries.

IIM Lucknow Jobs


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MIDS fellowship

MADRAS INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
No.79, II Main Road, Gandhi Nagar
Adyar, Chennai 600 020
Telephone: 24412589/24412295
Applications are invited for four ICSSR Fellowships for Ph.D. in Social
Sciences (Economics/Sociology/History/Political Science/Anthropology).
For further details and application, write to us or refer our website:
The last date for the submission of applications is 12.7.2010

IRRD jobs

Institute of Rural Research & Development
(an initiative of the S. M. Sehgal Foundation)
Opportunity for People to keep up the good work.
The Institute of Rural Research & Development (IRRAD) is an initiative of the S.M. Sehgal Foundation and is one of the
leading nonprofit organizations working in Mewat District of Haryana, India. IRRAD's mission is to help reduce poverty and
improve the quality of life in rural India. IRRAD works through its four main centers; Rural Research Centre (RRC), Capacity
Building Centre (CBC), Natural Resources Management (NRM) and Policy, Governance and Advocacy (PGA).
IRRAD has the following opening for its Rural Research Centre (RRC):
Scientist (Research Linkages)
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1. Conduct research studies on poverty, and livelihood dynamics and bring out research publications.
2. Write research proposals to procure external funding through projects which align with the current work of the organization.
3. Form linkages with other universities and research institutes to invite doctoral and post doctoral students to IRRAD.
4. Work in close collaboration with other themes within the Rural Research Centre to bring in harmony in micro and macro
studies being conducted.
5. Upscale the visibility of IRRAD through the established partnerships, linkages and publications.
The minimum qualification is a PhD degree in social or related sciences with at least two years experience. The candidate must
have excellent communication and written skills and ability to network with academic institutions and other development
organizations.
Salaries at IRRAD are highly competitive and compatible within the non-profit sector. IRRAD fosters gender and social equity.
Therefore, women and candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Those with required background and qualifications may submit their resume and cover letter indicating expression of
Deadline for applying: July 5th, 2010
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on IRRAD's activities, please refer to our website www.irrad.org

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Publication

http://www.cal-conference.elsevier.com/abstractsubmission.asp  <http://www.cal-conference.elsevier.com/abstractsubmission.asp> Abstract Submission...  [image: submit your article]<https://elsevier.conference-services.net/authorlogin.asp?conferenceID=2253&language=en-uk>  Abstract submission deadline: *September 24, 2010*  Abstracts are invited for poster presentations on the following symposium topics. Please submit abstracts using the Online Submission Form<https://elsevier.conference-services.net/authorlogin.asp?conferenceID=2253&language=en-uk>  by* September 24, 2010 *according to the abstract preparation guidelines<http://www.cal-conference.elsevier.com/submissions.asp> .  *For revisions or queries regarding abstracts already submitted* If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please email the Conference Secretariat with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one. 
Thank You Architesh for your concern

Friday, June 18, 2010

International Conference on Human Rights

International Conference on Human Rights
Education: Educating for Human Rights, Peace and
Intercultural Dialogue
4 to 6 November 2010
Sydney, Australia

It will examine the contribution of human rights
culture to advancement of democracy in
multicultural societies. It will deal with issues
of racism, sexism and homophobia & address the
issues of development and faced by Indigenous
peoples.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 9 July
2010.

Enquiries: s.ozdowski@uws.edu.au
Web address:
http://www.humanrightseducationconference2010.com.au
Sponsored by: University of Western Sydney

Annual Hawaii International Business Research

Annual Hawaii International Business Research
Conference
27 to 29 September 2010
Hawaii, United States

All accepted papers relating to all areas of
banking, finance, economics, management and
marketing will be published in five
international refereed print journals within 45
days after the conference.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 16
August 2010.

Enquiries: haqz53@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.wassco.org
Sponsored by: World Business Institute

SANDEE

Greetings from SANDEE !

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
is a regional network that brings together and strengthens South Asian
researchers and institutions interested in the inter-connections between
development and the environment. SANDEE is currently inviting research
concept notes on the Economics of Climate Change. Research Concept Notes, if
accepted, will lead to an invitation to submit a full research proposal.

Human activity is altering the earth's climate with serious implications for
global food security, human health, biodiversity and a variety of
development investments. South Asian countries will need to respond with
strategies to both mitigate green house gases and adapt to climate change.
As SANDEE would like to support research on the economics of climate change,
our call for research concept notes mainly focuses on climate change. We
support economics research related to environmental problems. Thus, concept
notes that do not have a strong economics component will not be considered.
However, multi-disciplinary projects are encouraged. Please visit *
http://www.sandeeonline.com/newsevents_disp.php?nid=27* for country specific
guidelines for the submission of the concept notes.

The deadline for submission of the concept note is *15th July, 2010*. Please
submit the concept note online by visiting *
http://www.sandeeonline.com/research_workshop_application_form.php*. Concept
notes submitted after July 15th will be considered for next year.
Thank You Architesh Panda Please see

Thursday, June 17, 2010

International Trade and Finance Association 21st International Conference

International Trade and Finance Association 21st
International Conference
25 to 28 May 2011
Labuan, Malaysia

IT&FA invites proposals on all aspects of
international trade and finance. IT&FA is a
multi-disciplinary association, and welcomes all
those with an interest in the global economy.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 30
January 2011.

Enquiries: itfaconf@ymail.com
Web address: http://www.ohio.edu/itfa/intconf.cfm
Sponsored by: Labuan School of International
Business and Finance, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GENDER, CITIZENSHIP AND RURAL LOCAL GOVERNANCE

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON

GENDER, CITIZENSHIP AND RURAL LOCAL GOVERNANCE

Organised by Tata Institute for Social Sciences

Date: 1st and 2nd Oct, 2010

The conference is aimed at understanding whether and in what ways reservation for women in the Panchayat Raj Institution has resulted in the deepening of the process of democracy. The point is to probe into whether the process of local governance has been able to facilitate a more inclusive, equal and equitable notion of citizenship, and how women negotiate various hierarchies in this process, within a range of social institutions- state, market, civil society that interact with each other in complex ways.

This conference will be primarily focusing on interaction between various scholars in the field of gender and local governance with the aim of producing an edited volume with selected papers from those presented at the conference. The conference will be divided in the following thematic areas

  • Panchayat Raj Institution and Women's reservation: Systemic and Institutional Challenges faced by women in governance
  • Caste, Class and Gender in Local Governance
  • Politics of Invisibility: Negotiation of Elected Women Representative between their domestic and public lives
  • Violence and Women in Local Governance
  • The process of leadership among Elected Women Representatives and the role of Movements and Civil Societies in the process.
  • Collective action as political mobilisation.

Abstracts are invited for papers in these broad thematic areas. Last date for receiving abstracts is 30th June 2010. Selected scholars will be notified by 7th July 2010. All the selected applicants will have to submit completed papers by 30th July 2010. All the selected papers will be circulated among the participants and each participant will, in addition to presenting her/his own paper, have to discuss another paper that will be announced to him/her in advance. Since the focus of this conference is on a well informed discussion, it is compulsory that all the papers be read by all the participants. The Conference will be held in Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi and outstation participants will be given travel grants (AC II). Please send your abstract and CV to neha.hui@gmail.com. For queries, please call at +919967435220

Junior and Senior Economists required | Indicus Analytics Pvt Ltd, Delhi

Indicus Analytics Pvt. Ltd.

Indicus Analytics is India's leading economics research and data analysis firm based in New Delhi. Indicus examines many aspects of the Indian economy both at the national and sub-national level. It conducts monitoring and evaluation studies, indexation and ratings, as well as regulatory and policy analysis.

Require economics research professionals with wide-ranging experience.

Junior or Senior Economist – Industry and regulatory analysis

About 2-8 yrs. of experience in

Quantitative Analysis
Competition Issues
Regulations
Policy & its impact on industry activity

Industry Analysis

Econometrics
Statistical Analysis

(Preferred Areas: Applied Micro economic Theory
 and Industrial organization)

Skill sets required

 • Able to work independently
 • Demonstrated communication & writing skills
 • Comfortable with PC & quantitative software
 • Good analytical skills

Education

• Minimum M.A. in Economics from reputed educational institutions
• Good performance from reputed educational institutions at school, graduate & postgraduate levels.

Senior Economist - Socio-economic Development

5-8 years of experience in

 • Overseeing multifaceted projects/studies
 • Socio-economic analysis
 • Sampling, survey design etc.
 • Econometric and Statistical Analysis
 • Managing field researchers in primary surveys

Skill sets required

 • Ability to lead multiple studies simultaneously
 • Excellent writing and communication skills
 • Understanding of state and para state institutions in India
 • Ability to engage with clients and manage engagements independently

Education

.• Minimum MPhil. in Economics from internationally reputed institutions
 • Good performance from reputed educational institutions at school, graduate & postgraduate levels.
 
Interested candidates should only contact by email – Ms. SHRUTI JAIN
Tel. No. 91-11-42512400 Email: hr@indicus.net
 Address: INDICUS ANALYTICS PRIVATE LIMITED

Nehru House, 2nd Floor, 4-Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002.

--
Thanks and regards,
Anirban Kundu
PhD candidate,CDS
Kerala, India

Conference

Fifth Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference - A focus on SAARC Countries: Call for Abstracts Fifth Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference - A focus on SAARC countries: South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation Nepal Study Center, University of New Mexico (October 14, 2010, Madison at the pre-conference venue of the U. of Wisconsin--Madison's 39th Conference on South Asia, October 14-17, 2010) The Nepal Study Center is pleased to announce the /Fifth Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference/. The Conference will be held in Madison, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin's 39th Annual Conference on South Asia 's pre-conference venue on October 14, 2010, at the Madison Concourse Hotel. (Attention: We also encourage you to attend the Annual Conference on South Asia which begins on October 15th at the same venue. For their registration information click here .) *Topics:* We invite you to send an abstract of your research, recently completed or in progress, in the field of development, democracy, governance, or environment. We consider these fields broadly as encompassing socio-economic growth (macro or sectoral), political transition, institutional development, governance and administrative reform, poverty and income distribution, education and health, regional development, gender and ethnicity, trade and remittances, aid and foreign direct investment, resource and environmental management, public-private partnership in technology and investment, child labor, and many other issues. The papers are expected to have important implications for public policy in one or more countries of the *Himalayan region or South Asia . * *Abstract submission guidelines: * We accept electronic as well as paper submissions of abstracts. Abstract submission guideline: Abstract Outline: 1. Authors, affiliations, email addresses; 2. Status of research/paper: /a. Complete b. Writing stage c. Data analysis phase d. Data collection phase e. Completion of desk study and data collection to begin /f. Conceptual state; 3. Title of the paper; 4. Background; 5. Methods; 6. Results (if any at this stage); 7. Conclusions (if any at this stage). If you are also interested in serving as a session chair or discussant, please include information on the subject areas in which you will be willing to serve. *Abstract submission deadline:* The submission deadline is June 30, 2010. Your timely response will be highly appreciated. *Final Paper submission deadline:* September 30th. Please attach a word document (not PDF). *Registration Fee: * Non-SAARC $50.00; Students (non-SAARC) $30.00; SAARC Countries $20.00 *Papers, Abstracts, and Proceedings of the Himalayan Journal of Development and Democracy (HJDD):* After the conclusion of the conference, HJDD will be publishing a conference proceeding. You will be invited to submit an expanded version of the abstract for publication in the proceedings. Publication of your expanded abstract in the proceeding will not prevent you from submitting your work in other traditional journals. We also strongly encourage you to submit your perliminary draft version of your working papers for dissemination through the NSC's Himalayan Research Papers Archive . For past issues, click here: HJDD *Potential Travel Grant Sources:* We regret to inform you that the Nepal Study Center does not have any resources to cover your travel plans or the conference expenses. *SANDEE Contact Information:* Postal Address : PO Box: 8975, EPC: 1056, Jawalakhel,Nepal ,Telephone : +977-1-5003222Thank you Architesh Panda http://architesh.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

NABARD DATE EXTENSION

Jobs

Jobs

ATREE jobs

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Bangalore, Darjeeling and New Delhi
Fund Development Manager
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) is a research organization with
a focus on the application of science in conservation of nature, management of natural resources
and sustainable development. It is fast emerging as one of South Asia's leading conservation,
environment and development organizations with branches in Delhi and Darjeeling and fi eld offi ces
in several states.
Requirements and responsibilities: 5-7 years experience in a relevant fi eld with suitable qualifi cations.
We are looking for a dynamic self-motivated person to implement our fund-raising strategy at ATREE.
The candidate will work closely with the President and Director in exploring and translating funding
opportunities into grants for the institution. Have a vision for fund-raising in the non-profi t world and
identify with ATREE's mission. Should necessarily be a good communicator, with excellent writing
and interpersonal skills. Persons having experience in writing large institutional grants would be
preferred. The position will be located either in Bangalore or Delhi.
Emoluments: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with demonstrated experience. We are
open to a part-time position as well.
Applications: To apply, submit your detailed curriculum vitae mentioning the position name in the
subject head of your mail. The last date for receiving applications is July 15, 2010. Please send your
applications by email to director@atree.org, hr@atree.org or by regular mail to: The Director, Ashoka
Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, Royal Enclave, Sriramapura, Jakkur P.O. Bangalore
560 064. Tel: +91 (80) 2363-5555, Fax: 2353-0070. www.atree.org

Press Awards

PII - ICRC AWARDS
Press Institute of India (PII), Chennai, in association with the International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) New Delhi, is instituting awards for
the best articles in Indian Media on humanitarian issues/values in print on
the thematic.
"Reporting on the fate of victims in situations of
armed violence (humanitarian related stories)"
FIRST PRIZE - Rs. 50,000/-
SECOND PRIZE - Rs. 30,000/-
THIRD PRIZE - Rs. 20,000/-
Journalists, who have written and published an article on humanitarian issues
linked to a situation of armed violence, please mail a copy with complete
details of name, organisation, address, contact number and email id to
editor.pii@gmail.com or post to Press Institute of India, RIND Premises,
Second Main Road, Taramani CPT Campus, Chennai - 600 113.
Rules for sending Entries:
Entries should reach before 15th July 2010 and results will be announced
in October 2010. Article should have been published in an Indian national
or regional newspaper or magazine in any Indian language or in English
between January 2009 and April 2010. The Indian language article must
have its exact English translation. Proof of the published article is a must.
The decision of the Jury will be fi nal. Relatives of Jury are not allowed to
participate. Only one entry per journalist.
For enquiries call: 044 2254 2344

ICSSR FELLOW

A. N. SINHA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES
Application for Award of ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship (2010-11)
A. N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna, an inter disciplinary research
institute enacted and financed by the Govt. of Bihar and recognized and
supported by the ICSSR, has been doing pioneering research with focus
on development and change. Applications are invited from interested
candidates having qualified JRF/NET/SLET organized by the Universities
of Bihar, for the award of ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship at this Institute in
Social Sciences preferably in subjects: Economics, Political Science &
Public Administration, Sociology & Anthropology and Social Psychology.
Selected candidates shall be paid a fellowship at par with UGC. The
application with proposed synopsis should reach this Institute by the
30th June 2010 to the Director, A. N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies,
Patna 800 001. Further details about the fellowship may be browsed
through the web site of the Institute (ansiss.org) and ICSSR

jobs

Indicus Analytics is India's leading economics research and data analysis firm based in New Delhi. Indicus examines many aspects
of the Indian economy both at the national and sub-national level. It conducts monitoring and evaluation studies, indexation and
ratings, as well as regulatory and policy analysis.
Require economics research professionals with wide-ranging experience.
Junior or Senior Economist – Industry and regulatory analysis
About 2-8 yrs. of experience in
* Quantitative Analysis
• Competition Issues
• Regulations
• Policy & its impact on industry activity
* Industry Analysis
• Econometrics
• Statistical Analysis
• (Preferred Areas: Applied Micro economic Theory
and Industrial organization)
Skill sets required
• Able to work independently
• Demonstrated communication & writing skills
• Comfortable with PC & quantitative software
• Good analytical skills
Education
• Minimum M.A. in Economics from reputed educational
institutions
• Good performance from reputed educational institutions
at school, graduate & postgraduate levels.
Senior Economist - Socio-economic Development
5-8 years of experience in
• Overseeing multifaceted projects/studies
• Socio-economic analysis
• Sampling, survey design etc.
• Econometric and Statistical Analysis
• Managing field researchers in primary surveys
Skill sets required
• Ability to lead multiple studies simultaneously
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Understanding of state and para state institutions in India
• Ability to engage with clients and manage engagements
independently
Education.
• Minimum MPhil. in Economics from internationally reputed
institutions
• Good performance from reputed educational institutions
at school, graduate & postgraduate levels.
Interested candidates should only contact by email – Ms. SHRUTI JAIN
Tel. No. 91-11-42512400 Email: hr@indicus.net
Address: INDICUS ANALYTICS PRIVATE LIMITED
Nehru House, 2nd Floor, 4-Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002.

IIPA posts

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
INDRAPRASTHA ESTATE, RING ROAD,
NEW DELHI-110002
June 2, 2010
The Indian Institute of Public Administration, an apex National Institute for the study of Governance, engaged in high end Research, Consultancy
and Training programmes for the Union and State Governments, Public Sector Enterprises and not-for Profit Organisations, invites applications
from Indian Nationals for the posts listed below in the prescribed form, obtainable free of charge from the Registrar on request accompanied by
a self-addressed envelope (25cm x 10cm) duly stamped for Rs. 10/-. The form can also be downloaded from our web site www.iipa.ernet.in
1. One Professor of Public Policy & Governance
Qualification Conditions: Would be as per the University Grants Commission's (UGC) norms prescribed from time to time
OR
A senior Administrator in an All India, Central, State or allied service/Public Sector undertakings with at least 10 years
experience in a senior position relevant to the activities of the Institute.
Scale of pay: As per the UGC norms
Age limit: Maximum 50 years.
2. Associate Professor (6 Posts): One each in the area of,
(i) Public Policy & Governance
(ii) e-Governance and ICT
(iii) Operations Management (with Statistics & Applied Statistics)
(iv) Sociology (Desirable: Public Policy & Administration, Political Science, Economics)
(v) Financial Management
(vi) Environmental Policy and Management
Qualification Conditions: Would be as per the University Grants Commission's (UGC) norms prescribed from time to time
OR
A practising administrator in a senior position in Government with at least 7 years experience relevant to the activities
of the Institute.
Scale of Pay: As per the UGC norms
Age limit: Below 45 years.
3. Deputy Registrar
Qualification Conditions: Would be as per the University Grants Commission's (UGC) norms prescribed from time to time
Scale of pay: As per the UGC norms
Age limit: Maximum 45 years
Completed applications, in the prescribed form, supported by copies of the certificates etc. should reach the Registrar within 30 days from the
date of publication of the advertisement. Incomplete applications or those received after the due date may not be considered.
Registrar, Indian Institute of Public Administration
I.P. Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi-110002
Phone (011) 23702400, Extn. 8363, 8373, Fax: 011-23326916

Call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS
The PG & Research Centre, Dept. of Economics, Scott Christian College
(Autonomous), Nagercoil is organizing a two-day UGC sponsored National Seminar
on Child Labour and Other Child Rights Violations. The seminar will be held from
the 17th of September, 2010 to the 18th of September, 2010. Participation of
professionals from diverse disciplines is welcome. Papers reflecting the following
themes are invited.
Child Labour, Child Rights and Parents, Child Rights and Teachers, Child Rights
and Police & Child Rights Violation and Its Impact.
Full papers, not exceeding 20 pages together with the soft copy should be
submitted by 14.08.2010.
Address for communication:
Dr. J. Cyril Kanmony MA., MPhil., MEd., BGL., PhD.
Associate Prof. of Economics
Scott Christian College (Autonomous)
Nagercoil – 629003

ICERI2010 (International Conference of Education Research and Innovation)


ICERI2010 (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation)
15th, 16th and 17th of November, 2010.
Madrid (Spain)
Website: www.iceri2010.org

We invite you to submit your abstracts before the 15th of July at:
www.iceri2010.org/submit

ICERI2010 is addressed to academics, researchers, technologists, Scientifics,
education advisers, education policy development representatives, student
counsellors, lifelong learning specialists and all whose who are interested in
education, research and innovation.

It will be an International Forum to present your projects and innovations,
having also the opportunity to discuss the main aspects and the latest results
in the field of Education and Research in all educational fields and disciplines.

ICERI2010 will be held at international level. The attendance of more than 600
delegates from 70 different countries is expected.

You can present your papers in 3 presentation modalities: ORAL, POSTER OR VIRTUAL

Two ISBN publications will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers:
ICERI2010 Abstracts CD and Proceedings CD.

It will take place in the cosmopolitan city of Madrid (SPAIN) where you will
be able to enjoy its important historical quarters, cultural offer and
traditional gastronomy. Visiting Madrid will be a unique opportunity if you
want to get to know the Spanish culture.

We look forward to seeing you in Madrid next November 2010!
Best regards,

ICERI2010 Technical Secretariat
Email:iceri2010@iated.org

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Submissions of paper

 *In Memoriam of Professor Daniel J. Hogan* *Special Issue of Population and Environment* Guest Editors: - Roberto do Carmo, University of Campinas, Brazil - Eduardo Marandola Jr., University of Campinas, Brazil - Alex de Sherbinin, Columbia University, USA  The population and environment research community recently lost a wonderful leader, colleague andmentor when Daniel Hogan passed away in April. Professor Hogan was part of the Institute of Philosophy and Human Sciences(IFCH) at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. Distinguished in the field of demography, he served as Provost for Graduate Studies from 2002 to 2005. He was also a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, former president of Brazilian Population Association (ABEP) and served as Professor and Founding Researcher of the Unicamp Population Studies Center (NEPO)and the Environmental Studies Center (NEPAM). Hogan was also an active member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), the Population Geography commission of the International Geographical Union(IGU), and* Population & Environment's editorial board.  In recognition of Dr. Hogan's many contributions to the field, the editorial board of *Population & Environment* has agreed to dedicate a special issue  to his memory. The guest editors for this issue will be Roberto do Carmo (IFCH, NEPO, Unicamp), Eduardo Marandola (NEPO, Unicamp), and Alex de Sherbinin (CIESIN, Columbia University). The editors are soliciting original research papers by former students or colleagues of Dr. Hogan, those who were influenced by his work, or by Brazilian and Latin American colleagues more generally. Contributions, within the broad framework of population-environment studies, may address the spatial distribution of population, migration, urbanization, water use, deforestation, climate change, vulnerability and risk.  The editors also welcome contributions by demographers outside these themes who were influenced by Dr. Hogan's work. Submissions must be in English and adhere to the journal guidelines.  http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/population+studies/journal/11111
 Submissions should be accompanied by a letter outlining the connection between the paper (or the author) and Dr. Hogan's work or legacy. Submission deadline: November 30, 2010.  Please write Dr. Roberto do Carmo with any questions:  roberto@nepo.unicamp.br.  All submissions should be submitted   via the online submission system  http://www.editorialmanager.com/poen/ 

Thank You Architesh Panda for this piece of information. Please visit his site for more info on climate change
http://architesh.wordpress.com/

Saturday, June 12, 2010

In-Country IGC Economist

In-Country IGC Economist

 

Internationally recruited, for 12 months, renewable.  Maximum salary of £25,000 per annum, depending on experience and competitive local market conditions.

 

The IGC is seeking two In-Country Economists in each of its partner countries – Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India (Bihar), Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania – to: (i) represent the country team in connecting researchers and policy specialists engaged in a programme of research and policy analysis; (ii) support visiting researchers and, depending on qualifications and interest, carry out some of the research;  (iii) support policy dialogue by drafting notes and briefs; (iv) contribute to the delivery and monitoring of high quality policy and research outputs; and (v) assist the country team in disseminating research results and achieving policy impact with relevant stakeholders via in-country events.

 

Good written and oral communication skills, as well as excellent organisational skills are essential, as is the ability to work under pressure, both as part of a team and as an individual. The applicants should hold a post-graduate degree in economics, political science, international public policy, development economics, or in a field related to international development. Demonstrated strong ability to interact with policymakers, such as past work with government officials, NGOs, think tanks and aid agencies will be highly valued.  Knowledge of the local language is highly desirable.

 

 

The LSE and Oxford University, in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), have established the International Growth Centre (IGC) to support developing countries build stronger and faster economic growth and reduce poverty. The IGC brings the world's best researchers and growth experts together with policy makers in developing countries to provide independent and relevant analysis and policy advice on economic growth, political economy, and related disciplines, and works closely with developing country governments to provide high-quality analysis and policy advice on economic growth (see: www.theigc.org).

 

To apply for this post please go to www.lse.ac.uk/JobsatLSE and select "Visit the ONLINE RECRUITMENT SYSTEM web page".

Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 25 June 2010 (UK time).

Friday, June 11, 2010

Full bright Fellowships

Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowships are
the research fellowships, for a maximum period of nine months, are
designed for scholars who are registered for a Ph.D. at an Indian
institution and also for professionals with significant work experience
and accomplishments.

Applications from all disciplines will be considered.

These fellowships provide a monthly stipend, Accident and Sickness
Program for Exchanges per US Government guidelines, round-trip economy
class air travel, applicable allowances and modest affiliation fees, if
any. Selected scholars will have opportunities to audit non-degree
courses, conduct research and gain practical work experience in
suitable settings in the US.

Deadline: July 15, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

EPW workshop

Second EPW Workshop 
on 
Research Writing and Publication in the Social Sciences
August 23-28, 2010
Organised by
UGC-Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia
Applications are invited for the six-day Research Writing and Publication Workshop that will be held in Jamia Millia Islamia, 
New Delhi between 23 and 28 August.
The workshop, organised by the UGC-Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, will offer young faculty and post-doctoral scholars from all over the country an opportunity to learn and discuss the techniques of research writing and publication.
The workshop will (i) help participants understand how to structure research papers effectively, (ii) enhance their ability to critique, edit and review their own work, and (iii) familiarise them with the academic publication process.
An important component of the workshop will be a discussion and revision of draft research papers prepared by participants.The workshop is being conducted as part of a project funded by the University Grants Commission and executed by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and the Economic and Political Weekly.
The modules in the workshop include: 
•  Structure of research papers
•  Plagiarism and ethics of research
•  Journal selection: Writing for an audience
•  Citation styles, using footnotes and endnotes
•  Organising the argument
•  On use/abuse of language
•  Literature review
•  Writing up research methodology
•  Results and data presentation
•  Writing the introduction and conclusion
•  How to critique a manuscript
•  How to revise a manuscript
•  Publication process/formatting for submission
•  Draft research papers: Feedback and revision
Resource Persons:
This workshop will be conducted by resource persons from the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, other universities and the Economic and Political Weekly who have experience in writing, editing and publishing research papers.
The workshop will be structured as an intensive mix of lectures, presentations, and group discussions. The focus will be on interactive participation.
Who Is Eligible?
Assistant Professors/Lecturers in colleges and universities who have completed their PhDs or are now doing their PhDs from 
the social science, commerce and management departments.
For the second EPW workshop applications are invited from researchers anywhere in the country who are in institutions affliated to central and state universities. 
Travel and Accommodation:
Travel costs of selected participants will be covered as per UGC-Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia regulations Participants will be provided accommodation and will be eligible for TA and DA as per UGC rules.
Application Forms and Registration Fee:
Application forms are available on request at the address given below or from the Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia, 
New Delhi.
The application form can also be downloaded from
Please submit a demand draft of Rs 500 in favour of "The Director, UGC-Academic Staff College, Jamia Millia Islamia", 
payable at New Delhi, along with the application form.
Important Dates:
Last date for Receipt of Applications:  July 16, 2010
Date for informing applicants of selection:  July 23, 2010
Last date for the selected candidates to send in draft research papers    August 6, 2010
(Draft papers must be sent only after candidates are informed about selection)
Address for Correspondence:
The Director
UGC-Academic Staff College
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi- 110025
 

IRMA positions


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Conference

Forum on Contemporary Theory
C-304 Siddhi Vinayak Complex, Faramji Road, Baroda 390 007
Tel: (0265)2320870; email: prafullakar@gmail.com; website: www.fctworld.org
XIII International Conference
Theme: "The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere"
15-18 December 2010
Convener: Prof. Gaurav Desai, English Dept., Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
This International Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory will be held in Chandigarh from the 15th to 18th December 2010 in collaboration with the Department of English, Panjab University. For thematic details, please log on to Forum's website, mentioned above. 
Special Session:  In conformity with our earlier practice, a plenary session on a regional text will be one of the special features of the conference schedule. This year's choice for the panel is Gurdial Singh's novel  Unhoye (1966), translated into English by Rana Nayar as  The Survivors (New Delhi: Katha India Library, 2005).
Submission Deadline:  500-word abstract or proposal is due by August 30, 2010. It should be mailed as an email attachment to Gaurav Desai,  the Convener of the Conference (gaurav@tulane.edu). The completed paper should reach the Convener of the Conference by November 15, 2010.
Registration Deadline:  The last date for receiving the registration fee is  September 15, 2010. The fee may be paid through a bank draft drawn in favor of Forum on Contemporary Theory on a Bank in Baroda. The overseas participants may pay the fee through checks drawn in favor of Forum on Contemporary Theory. For details of registration fee please check Forum's website.
Keynote Speaker:  Nicholas D. Mirzoeff, Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University will deliver 
the keynote address on the topic  "Global Visualities in Crisis."
For further information, any one of the following may be contacted.
Prafulla C. Kar, Convener, Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda
Tel: 0265-2338067 ®; (0265) 2320870 (O); Email:  prafullakar@gmail.com
Gaurav Desai
Convener of the Conference
Department of English, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Rana Nayar
Local Convener
Head, Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh

SRTT post doc and doc

SIR RATAN TATA SCHOLARSHIP - 2010 
The Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai, offers one-year scholarships at the Masters' level for students who wish to stud
the UK or the USA in the broad field of Development Studies, with special focus on Development Economics, Pu
Health or  Science-Technology-Society (STS) Studies. The scholarship aims to provide opportunities for yo
people to study/train in a set of academic disciplines with  direct relevance to India's future needs. Preference wi
given to students with demonstrated academic excellence, choosing to study in academic programmes not prese
available in India, such as Development Studies; Quantitative Development Economics; Science, Technology 
Society; Public Health/Community Health etc.  
Eligible candidates are those who comply with all the following criteria: 
(a) Indian nationals, domiciled in India, not more than 30 years as on May 1, 2010, with an excellent academic t
record and some evidence of extra-curricular achievement. Candidates with work experience in the selected fiel
study may be preferred. 
(b) Confirmed admission in the UK or USA for any academic course of study in the broad area of Development Stu
with special focus on Development Economics, Public Health or Science-Technology-Society Studies. The co
should be offered full-time in the UK or USA and not online or by distance learning. 
The scholarship covers contribution towards Tuition fees and stipulated living expenses. 
Applicants can download the application form from the website of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust: http://www.srtt.org and s
it to the office of the Higher Education Cell, CSCS, Bangalore by June 15, 2010. Shortlisted candidates will be infor
by July 1, 2010 and interviews conducted in Mumbai in mid-July.  
Kindly refer to the Trust's website for further information or contact:
Higher Education Cell 
Centre for the Study of Culture and Society 
827, 29th Main, Poornaprajna Layout 
Uttarahalli 
Bangalore 560061 
India
Tel: 91-80-2642 3266/67/68 

PhD and Post Doc prog

Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida was established in 1988 to offer postgraduate a
doctoral programmes in Business Management, Insurance Management, International Business, Retail Managem
and Sustainable Development. BIMTECH is ranked in top 20 business schools of India and approved by AIC
and accredited by National Board of Accreditation. The PGDM is approved to be equivalent to MBA by AIC
and AIU.  
BIMTECH's Centre for Research Studies (CRS) offers Ph.D. Program in collaboration with ML Sukhadia Univers
Udaipur and University of Mysore as affi  liated centre. Program is composed of course work and thesis writi
Centre for Research Studies follows rules and norms of above universities for the award of Ph.D. degree. 
 
Features of Programme
– Rigorous Course Work; seminar papers; research projects; High interaction with international expe
Exchange opportunities.
Admission
Last date for application – 11th July, 2010. Form can be obtained from website (http://bimtech.ac.in/
phd.html), kindly attach a demand draft of Rs. 1500/- in favour of BIMTECH, payable at Greater Noida/
New Delhi. Feel free to contact at  ritisnigdha.panigrahi@bimtech.ac.in for any further inquiry.
– Admission is subject to entrance test of ML Sukhadia University at BIMTECH to be conducted on 
18th July, 2010; followed by interview. Entrance test will include 2 papers (Preliminary and Management) 
and will follow the pattern of NET, UGC. 
– Admission for Mysore University will be processed separately.

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