Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fwd: ACAS 2011 - The Asian Conference on Asian Studies

ACAS 2011 - The Asian Conference on Asian Studies
Organized by the International Academic Forum
23 to 25 March 2011
Osaka, Japan

Call for papers: Deadline December 1 2010

The aim of this inaugural International Conference is to encourage academics,
scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries,
cultures, and religions  to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum
encouraging respectful dialogue. By bringing together a number of university
scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas, ACAS 2011
will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new
contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond. 

Conference Theme: "Learning from the Past: Looking to the Future"

There is no more exciting context than Japan through which to study
the interdisciplinary questions of past and future, and differences and
similarities of culture, identity, belief, and history relating to the huge
field of Asian Studies.  The conference theme is "Learning from the Past:
Looking to the Future" and the organizers encourage submissions that approach
this question from a variety of perspectives. The conference will organize
submissions around the following streams, and encourages submissions from
scholars working in these domains: 

Indian and South Asian Studies, South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand,
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos), Central Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese
Studies, Korean Studies, Middle Eastern Studies (including Assyria, Iran,
Egypt, Turkey), Islamic Studies, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Comparative
Studies of Asian and East Asian Studies 

For more information, please visit the conference website:
http://www.acas.iafor.org

For inquiries: acas@iafor.org

Please note that IAFOR's Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2011 will be
held alongside the Asian Conference on Asian Studies. Registrants for either
ACAS 2011 or ACCS 2011 will allow attendees the option of attending sessions
in the other conference without charge.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

IARNIW

Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth
Call for Papers for Annual Conference
IARNIW was formed under the guidance of late Prof. V.K.R.V. Rao in 1964 to bring together contributions from
scholars in the field of national income and allied subjects and the agencies responsible for compiling the national
accounts. IARNIW encourages research in national income, wealth and allied fields by organizing seminars and
conferences on various issues relating to estimation and compilation of national income in India. The research
studies produced by the Association and papers presented at its conferences, seminars etc. are published in
the journal of the Association.
Journal of Income and Wealth: The Journal of Income and Wealth is a biennial publication carrying research
papers and studies relating to concepts, definitions and statistical measures of macro-economic aggregates at
the national, sectoral and regional levels. The Journal publishes both refereed papers presented in the IARNIW
seminars and conferences as well as contributions from scholars working in the field. The Journal is indexed in
the Econ Lit and is available both in print and on-line.
Call for Papers: The Association is organizing its annual conference at Hyderabad during 10th-12th January
2011 in collaboration with the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. Papers are invited
on topics relating to National Accounts, External Transactions, Regional Accounts, Health and Education Accounts,
Measurement of Informal Economy and Poverty and Inequality. All contributions should be sent to Secretary,
IARNIW, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001 (E-mail: rameshkolli@nic.in or pc.mohanan@nic.in) so
as to reach before 1st December 2010. All papers should be in a single WORD document. Authors of selected
papers will be invited to present their papers in the conference and the Association will bear the cost of train
travel and stay.
Prof B B Bhattacharya

Fwd: LONDONICITY 2011

LONDONICITY 2011
12 to 14 July 2011
Institute of Education, University of London,
United Kingdom

The Inaugural London Studies Conference welcomes
proposals for a wide range of papers and
presentations which explore, celebrate and
critique the history and culture of this great
world city in its many and varied social and
economic dimensions.

Proposals accepted on a rolling basis from 1
October 2010. Final deadline 1 March 2011. Early
submission advised.

Enquiries: mail@thelondonconference.com
Web address: http://www.thelondonconference.com
Sponsored by: Academic Conferences London Ltd
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IIT gandhinagar PhD

IIT Gandhinagar is looking for bright and dedicated young scholars interested in research to join us as PhD scholars. Currently, we offer PhD programme in several disciplines in Engineering (Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical), Sciences (Chemistry and Physics) and Humanities & Social Sciences (Cognitive Science, Economics/Finance, English, Philosophy and Sociology). Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criteria are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the research areas of our faculty members for suitable match of interest.

  • Minimum qualification prescribed (One of the following in appropriate areas)

  •     1. First class or equivalent Master's Degree in Engineering/Technology (55% for SC/ST) 
        2. A First class Master's degree (55% for SC/ST) in Science or a first class in Bachelor's          degree in Engineering/Technology (55% for SC/ST). 
        3. A First class Master's degree (55% for SC/ST) in Arts/Social Sciences/Commerce 

  • IIT Gandhinagar may use higher cut off levels for short listing
  • Minimum residential requirement for external candidate is normally one year
  • IIT Gandhinagar strongly believes in value addition through course work
  • Please consult the project profiles of faculty members before applying for PhD program
  • Name of the short listed candidates for test/interview will be available on the website: October 27, 2010
  • Test/interview for PhD admissions: November 19-20, 2010
  • Selected candidates list would be available on the website: November 23, 2010
  • Last date for payment of fees: December 10, 2010
  • PhD registration: December 27, 2010
 http://iitgn.ac.in/phd.htm
 Last date for receipt of duly completed application form in the institute is October 15, 2010
 There is no application fees.

Workshop

Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar
In collaboration with
ICSSR-Western Regional Centre, Mumbai
Organizes
Academic Writing & Publication Workshop for Research Students
Between November 14 to 20, 2010
Applications are invited for the Academic Writing and Publication Workshop for Research Students that will be held at Central University of Gujarat
from November 16 to 20, 2010.
The workshop will be held in collaboration with ICSSR – Western Regional Centre and will offer research students in colleges and universities 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) familiarize them with the academic publication process.
The themes that will be covered would include:
• Writing a proposal
• Review of literature
• Critiquing a manuscript- Different perspectives
• Information search
• Citation styles, using end notes and foot notes
• Analyzing data – qualitative and quantitative
• Preparing a manuscript for publication
• Organizing the argument
• Different styles of writing
• Making abstracts, synopsis
Resource Persons: This workshop will be conducted by resource persons eminent in the field of social sciences who have experience in writing,
editing and publishing research papers.
The workshop will be structured as an intensive mix of lectures and discussions. The focus will be on interactive participation.
Who Is Eligible? Students who have registered for M.Phil/Ph.D. in any university in the field of social sciences and who are preferably at the
writing stage of their dissertation/thesis.
Applicants must submit one draft research paper or research proposal of about 2500 words to 4000 words (including footnotes/endnotes
and references) that they have written along with their applications. Applications without the draft paper will not be considered.
Travel and Accommodation: Outstation participants will be paid travel by III AC by train from their place to Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar and back.
Application form can be downloaded from http://www.cug.ac.in/workshop2010
Registration Fee: Please submit a demand draft of Rs.150/- as processing fee (non-refundable) in favour of "Central University of Gujarat", payable
at Ahmedabad/Gandhinagar, along with the application form.
Selected candidates will have to pay an additional Rs. 500/- as registration fee after they are informed about their selection.
Important Dates: Last date for Receipt of Applications: 15 October 2010
Date for informing applicants of selection: 1 November 2010.
Please send your application forms to: Prof. N.Rajaram, Coordinator, Academic Writing Workshop-2010, School of Social Sciences,
Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar 382030. Tel No: 079-23260208 Fax: 079-23260076. Email: aww2010@cug.ac.in

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Fwd: Materiality, Memory and Cultural Heritage


Materiality, Memory and Cultural Heritage
25 to 29 May 2011
Istanbul, Turkey

The use of ancient sites, monuments and objects
at the local/global level in different social
spaces and sectors of societies such as houses,
ritual spaces, netscape, museums, tourist
scapes, media, ethnoscapes and nation-states.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 17
December 2010.

Enquiries: sbaltali@itu.edu.tr
Web address:
http://www.materialitymemoryculturalheritage.com
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Fwd: 2011 COSTA RICA GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND FINANCE

2011 COSTA RICA GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS
AND FINANCE
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: MAY 24-27, 2011

You are invited to participate in The 2011 Costa
Rica Global Conference on Business and Finance
(GCBF) – San Jose, Costa Rica.  The Conference,
sponsored by The Institute for Business and
Finance Research, LLC (IBFR), will be held from
May 24-27, 2011 at the Ramada Plaza Herradura
Hotel and Convention Center, San Jose, Costa
Rica.  Theoretical and empirical papers in all
areas of economics, finance, agribusiness and
related fields are welcome. Papers do not need
to be global in nature. English and Spanish
language sessions will be offered. An Internet
Session will be offered for those unable to make
the trip to the conference site.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submission for presentation consideration
               March 16, 2011
Regular registration and payment receipt
               April 01, 2011
Proceedings and Award submissions
               April 08, 2011

USEFUL LINKS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Detailed Call for Papers:
http://www.theibfr.com/costarica-call.htm
Submissions for presentation consideration:
submissions@theibfr.com
Hotel Information: http://www.theibfr.com/herradura.htm
Travel information:
http://www.theibfr.com/costaricainfo.htm
Registration: http://www.theibfr.com/registration.htm
Accepted forms of payment:
http://www.theibfr.com/paymentmethods.htm
General inquiries: admin@theibfr.com

DETAILED CALL FOR PAPERS
To download our detailed call for papers
http://www.theibfr.com/costarica-call.htm

SUBMISSIONS FOR PRESENTATION CONSIDERATION
Submit a 200-word abstract or full paper to:
submissions@theIBFR.com. Early submissions are
greatly appreciated.  All submissions must be in
Microsoft Word or Acrobat PDF format. Include
the contact information for all authors on the
first page of the document.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE

JOURNAL PUBLICATION
The Conference is affiliated with seven peer-
reviewed journals: The International Journal of
Business and Finance Research, International
Journal of Management and Marketing Research,
Global Journal of Business Research, Accounting
and Taxation, Business Education and
Accreditation, Review of Business and Finance
Case Studies, and Revista Internacional
Administración & Finanzas.  Please visit our
website for journal specific distribution,
indexing and ranking information, including:
EBSCOHost, Cabell's Directory, Ulrich's
Periodical Directory, The American Economic
Association's Econlit, e-JEL, JEL on CD and
other rankings. Spanish language papers are
published in Revista Internacional
Administración y Finanzas. Papers honored with
the Outstanding Research Award at the conference
will be offered publication in one of our
journals. In addition, papers receiving the Best
Paper in Session Award are reviewed for possible
journal publication.  Publishing in the Refereed
Conference Proceedings is free to registered and
paid conference attendees.

PUBLISHING IN THE REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Publishing in the Refereed Conference
Proceedings is free to registered and paid
conference attendees.  You can publish a 200-
word abstract, a 5-page version of your paper or
a full paper (not to exceed 12 properly
formatted pages).

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AND BEST IN SESSION AWARD
Registered and paid attendees can submit their
paper for award consideration and possible
publication in one of our journals. Award
winners will receive a certificate and Award
Plaque at the award luncheon.  Best in Session
Award Winners will be selected in each session.
Award winners will receive a certificate at the
award luncheon and are invited to submit their
papers for possible publication.

CONFERENCE FEES
Conference registration fees are not refundable
or transferable. At Least one author per paper
must register and pay the registration fees.
Conference registration is US$320 for the first
paper. Non-presenting participants are welcome
and are subject to the US$320 registration fee.
The registration fee for full-time students is
$295 (documentation of full-time student status
is required).  There is an US$80 fee for each
additional paper. A $50 late fee applies for
registration fees received after April 1, 2011.
An additional $50 fee applies for papers having
five or more authors.  If your payment is not
received by April 19, 2011, your participation
will be cancelled. The registration form is
available at:

http://www.theIBFR.com/registration.htm

Accepted forms of payment are available at:

http://www.theibfr.com/paymentmethods.htm

HOTEL
We encourage you to stay at the conference hotel
and to arrange for your lodging early.  Costa
Rica is a popular destination and hotels do sell
out.  We have arranged for a small block of
rooms at Ramada Plaza Herradura Golf Resort &
Conference Center at a special rate of $105
(single or double) per night plus taxes. This
rate includes breakfast.  To receive the special
$105 rate, you must make your reservations
directly with the hotel.  The special rate is
available until April 22, 2011, or until the
available block of rooms is reserved, whichever
occurs first.  Please visit our website at
http://www.theibfr.com/herradura.htm for detailed hotel
reservation information.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Hor'dourves and soft drinks will be provided by
the Institute for Business and Finance
Research.  The networking luncheon will be
sponsored by Business Education and
Accreditation.  The award banquet will be
sponsored by Accounting and Taxation.
Additional event tickets are available for
purchase for those participants attending with
their spouse and other non-author guest(s). The
price per ticket is $30 per event.

CONFERENCE CANCELLATIONS
Please visit our website for detailed
information http://www.theibfr.com/costarica-call.htm

Friday, September 24, 2010

IARIW 2011

IARIW- Statistics South Africa Conference on Experiences and Challenges in Measuring National Income, Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality in Sub-Saharan African Countries
September 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
In partnership with Statistics South Africa, the International Association of Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) is organizing a conference on the theme of experiences and challenges in Measuring National Income, Wealth, Poverty, and Inequality in Sub-Saharan African Countries. The conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference will take place during the second half of September, 2011; exact dates will be announced shortly.
The objective of the conference is to further our understanding, from an empirical and measurement perspective, developments in the area of income levels, income growth, productivity, poverty, and inequality. The conference will have sessions dealing with problems and issues in macro measurement issues such as national income and productivity measurement in Sub Saharan Africa. It will also have sessions dealing with micro measurement issues such as problems and challenges in the measurement of poverty and inequality using income and non-income approaches, objective and subjective well-being measurement, and associated statistical and methodological issues. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Review of Income and Wealth.
IARIW members and other researchers interested in organizing a session or presenting a paper at the conference on a topic related to the conference theme are invited to submit a proposal for a sessions or an individual paper.
To submit a session proposal, provide a description of the themes and objectives of the session and include the names and affiliations of the chair and paper giver as well as a title of the session and title and short abstracts of the papers.
Proposals for sessions and abstracts for individual papers should be emailed to IARIW Executive Director Andrew Sharpe at info@iariw.org by January 31, 2011.
Some financial assistance for participating in the conference is available for presenters and organizers of sessions. If assistance is needed, please indicate in the proposal.

Monday, September 20, 2010

GITAM PhD

THE SCHOOL
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), founded in 1980, has evolved into a premier seat of higher learning at Visakhapatnam on the eastern coast of Andhra Pradesh. It has been declared as a Deemed to be University U/S 3 of the UGC Act
1956 on August 14, 2007. GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade (GIFT), an autonomous Institute of GITAM, has now been brought into the ambit of GITAM University and declared as GITAM School of International Business (GSIB).

THE FACULTY
The School has positioned some of the best faculty in the country. Some of them have worked in the best of B-Schools, World Bank, IIMs and NIBM. The faculty is supported by excellent support facilities such as advanced digital library, campus – wide high speed networks and other student support
facilities.
THE AREAS OF RESEARCH
The School emphasises research broadly in two thrust areas: International Business and Global Entrepreneurship. Specifically in such areas as Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Intellectual Properties Rights, International Trade Laws, International Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Economics and Operations Research and Management. The school also considers applications
in all functional areas of Management.

ELIGIBILITY & MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Applications are invited for admission to full- time/ part-time Ph.D./M.Phil. Programmes from applicants possessing the following qualifications in appropriate areas: Masters Degree in International Business, Management, Commerce, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, Engineering and Applied Mathematics in the respective discipline with a 55% (50% in case of SC/ST candidates) marks in
aggregate or equivalent grade.

COURSE WORK
Full-time/Part-time Ph.D./M.Phil. Scholars are provided with rigorous training through Ph. D. coursework followed by the dissertation work.
SELECTION PROCEDURE
The selection will be done through an admission test followed by interview.
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
Some Research Assistantships are available for full time research scholars.

IMPORTANT DATES
Last date to submit filled in
application form : 09.10.2010
Admission Test : 24.10.2010
Interview : 25.10.2010

Application forms can be downloaded from our website. Candidates have to submit a separate application form for each Programme
accompanied with a D.D. for an amount of Rs.1000/ towards processing fee. Alternatively, applications can also be obtained from the office of the Chairperson given below by sending a request letter for application form along with a DD for Rs.1100/.In either case the DD shall be in favour of GITAM School of International Business payable at Visakhapatnam. Filled in applications should be sent to

Prof.R.Venkateswarlu
Chairperson-Research Programmes
GITAM School of International Business
(Formerly GITAM Institute of Foreign Trade)
GITAM UNIVERSITY
GITAM Campus, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam – 530 045, A.P.,
Ph. +91 –0891-2840406, 09441354376
Fax : +91 -0891-2790036
Website : www.gsib.edu.in

Friday, September 17, 2010

6th Biennial Anthony Powell Conference

6th Biennial Anthony Powell Conference
2 to 4 September 2011
London, United Kingdom

Sixth international conference dedicated to the
work, life and times of English novelist and man
of letters Anthony Powell. Theme: Anthony
Powell's Literary London.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 7 January 2011.

Enquiries: secretary@anthonypowell.org
Web address: http://www.anthonypowell.org
Sponsored by: Anthony Powell Society

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fwd: World Universities Forum


Fourth World Universities Forum
14 to 16 January 2011
Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China

The World Universities Forum (WUF) examines the current state
and future possibilities of the university in this era of dramatic
change. The WUF accepts proposal submissions on topics related
to this general theme or on the special theme, Asia Rising and
the Changing Architecture of Global Higher Education. This
special theme does more than correspond to the WUF's Hong
Kong venue, it also reflects the significant and increasing role of
Asia in higher education.

The WUF welcomes distinguished plenary speakers, including:
• Anthony B.L. Cheung, President, Hong Kong Institute of
Education, Hong Kong
• S. Gopinathan, Professorial Fellow, National Institute of
Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• George Haddad, Director, Division of Higher Education,
UNESCO, Paris, France
• Shi Jinghuan, Professor and Executive Dean, Institute of
Education, Tsinghua University, China
• Hugh Lauder, Professor of Education and Political Economy,
University of Bath, UK
• William G. Tierney, Professor of Higher Education and Director,
Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of
Southern California, USA
• Tapio Varis, Professor of Professional Education, University of
Tampere, Finland
• Xu Xiaozhou, Professor and Dean, College of Education,
Zhejiang University, China

Proposals may be submitted for parallel sessions, either on this
year's major focus or on the general theme of the WUF: The
current state and future role of the university. Presenters have
the opportunity to submit their papers for peer review and
potential publication in the Journal of the World Universities
Forum (http://ontheuniversity.com/journal/).

For more information, please visit the WUF website:
http://www.universitiesforum.com

Please send enquiries to: support@ontheuniversity.com.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

COSMAR 2010

http://mgmt.iisc.ernet.in/~cosmar10/

RMQE2010


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Samvada's Journalism Course on Peace and Development

Samvada-Baduku College's Journalism Course

18 Oct 2010 – 24 Apr 2011

Archaeology of the Media

 Dear  friends,
Samvada is an Educational Trust working with youth for the last twenty years in and around Bangalore in the state of Karnataka. It has been active in the field of youth work, teacher training and developing social change influencers committed to building values of cultural diversity, critical perspectives, life-skills, pedagogical skills and professional ethics. Baduku is a Virtual College through which many of these activities are carried out. 

Samvada is launching a six months diploma course on Journalism titled Archaeology of the Media in Oct 2010 for young and aspiring journalists with the aim to develop journalists who can both critique media as well as see an ethical stake in it with regard to the many difficult contexts of news making and truth making today. Some of you are already a part of this development.

The course is designed as a 24 weeks three semester, multi-disciplinary course combining training in theory, practice and ethics of media work with the aid of expert media academics and practitioners. A South Asia profile to the media course, innovative methodologies of student-focused, people-focused and perspective-focused learning, interesting field work and internship designs, mentoring opportunities,  all make this course a unique one for those who might want to enter into this profession. 

As the course intends to give priority to youth from conflict regions, backward regions, underprivileged background, minority background, and girls from all these sections, we would like to create a wide information circle regarding the course.   

We would be very happy and obliged to have your support and co-operation to take this initiative forward by encouraging suitable people to apply for this course and to connect with the course in other ways. Please find attached the e-brochure of the course and feel free to ask us for more details.

With warm regards and thanks

 Sana Das

Convenor, Resource and Consulting Unit

Samvada

Address: Flat No 4/4, 2nd Floor, Sadbhavana Enclave, 4th Main,

Nehru Nagar, Seshadripuram, Bengalooru – 560020. Ph:  080 – 23468113/114

Email id – samvadajournalism@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

TISS admission





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Doctoral Fellow management programme in IIMB and IIMC


Fellow management program of IIMB and IIMC. Please click the following links
IIMC
IIMB
http://www.iimb.ernet.in/doctoral/admissions
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Please have a look at our new mission and contribute into it (cut and paste the link below in the address bar of your internet browser)

http://thesocialscienceinformer.blogspot.com/

Thanking you

Ayanendu Sanyal
PhD Scholar
Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)
P.O- Nagarbhavi
Bangalore-72
State- Karnataka
Country- India
PIN- 560072

www.isec.ac.in/phd.html

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AWARD OF FELLOWSHIPS

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY
Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla – 171005
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AWARD OF FELLOWSHIPS
The IIAS invites applications for the award of Fellowships for advanced research in the following areas:
(a) Social, Political and Economic Philosophy;
(b) Comparative Indian Literature (including Ancient, Medieval, Modern Folk and Tribal);
(c) Comparative Studies in Philosophy and Religion;
(d) Comparative Studies in History (including Historiography and Philosophy of History);
(e) Education, Culture, Arts including performing Arts and Crafts;
(f) Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Logic and Mathematics;
(g) Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Natural and Life Sciences;
(h) Studies in Environment;
(i) Indian Civilization in the context of Asian Neighbours; and
(j) Problems of Contemporary India in the context of National Integration and Nation-building.
For details please visit our website: www.iias.org. The prescribed application form can be downloaded from this website and can also be obtained from the Institute by sending a self-addressed envelop (5x11") with postage stamp of Rs. 10 affixed. The application on the prescribed form may be sent to the Secretary, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 171005. Applications can also be made online. Screening by October 2010 and Selection Meeting in November 2010.

Conference

INDIA WATER FORUM
International Water Convention
Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities
3-4 November 2010, Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in association with the Ministry of Water Resources, is organizing the first "India Water Forum" (IWF) an annual world water convention to address the dynamics of water security and climate change. In its inception year, the IWF theme is: 'Water Security and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities'. The theme of IWF 2010 has great significance in today's world as climate change, being a global phenomenon, calls for collective action and knowledge sharing across countries. Climate change impacts on groundwater, ocean, rivers and glaciers are being felt by fragile ecosystems and vulnerable societies. Enhancing the adaptive capacity of countries for coping with the impacts, risks and uncertainties of a changing climate and climate extremes is the most important challenge for our planet and its inhabitants. In this context, the forum envisages a series of interactive sessions which will bring together policy makers, industrial experts, environmentalists, researchers, academicians, students and the general public on a common platform. This international convention will showcase advanced knowledge and successful technologies developed in different countries and regions, with the aim of promoting international knowledge network and partnerships for addressing challenges related to Water Security and Climate Change. The convention will explore vast opportunities in developing technically viable and economically feasible solutions for sustainable governance and management of water resources.

About host
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), headquartered in New Delhi, India, is an autonomous, not-for-profit international think tank, actively engaged in multi-disciplinary research on natural resource management and conservation for more than three decades. TERI has an extensive global outreach, with affiliate institutes in North America and Europe and active presence in CIS countries, Central Asia and Middle East, South Asia, Japan and Africa. Through its research, TERI has made significant contribution to the international climate debate, especially from the perspective of a developing country wherein efficient use of natural resources and protection of the environment are seen as essential prerequisites for economic welfare. TERI is the Regional Knowledge Hub for Water and Climate Change adaptation in South Asia, endorsed by Asia Pacific Water Forum (APWF) and supported by PUB Singapore, UNESCO-Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). TERI is very well recognized in the field of water management strategies and climate change adaptation.

Call for papers 
Interested participants are invited to submit extended abstracts (word format, not exceeding 1500 words) of their research work on any of the given key thematic areas or related themes by email to the Organizing Secretary, IWF secretariat, not later than 5 October 2010. The extended abstracts should clearly summarize the background, objectives, methods, findings and conclusions.

Thematic Areas

Climate Change and Natural Water Systems: Natural disaster and risk assessment, melting of glacier and impact on river flow, climate extremes: flood and drought, sea level rise and coastal ecosystems, climate modelling, vulnerablity assessment, others Sustainable 

Adaptive Management for Water Security: Challenges in water and food security, water quality and health, industrial water use, water and sanitation, water-energy nexus, climate proofing, technological advancement for water use efficiency, Economics of adaptation, traditional knowledge, others

Policy, Governance and Regulatory Framework in Water Sector: Water governance, water resource conflicts, public private
partnership and new models of partnership, water rights and laws, others

Water Expo
Water Expo will provide a platform for the water technology developers and industry leaders to display products and services related to the water industry. Dimension of the stall space for exhibition are; a) area of 6sqm, 2m (Front) x 3m (Depth). b) area of 12sqm, 4m (Front) x 3m (Depth). Stall space can be booked by registering for the event and providing a short description of your product to  Organising Secretary, IWF Secretariat.

Registration: The registration fee (does not include travel and accommodation) details are as follows:
Category Early bird registration before/on Late Registration till
10 October 2010 25th October 2010

                                  Indian (Rs.) International (US$) Indian (Rs.) International (US$)
Professional Delegates    2500               150                   3000                175
Student Delegates           1000                75                    1500               100

Mode of Payment: Cheque/Demand Draft payable to TERI, New Delhi (mention IWF 2010 on the reverse). For online payment
contact IWF Secretariat.

Sponsorships: The organizing committee of IWF 2010 invites sponsorships for the conference in the following categories:
Category Amount
                     INR         USD
Diamond    10,00,000   25,000
Platinum      8,00,000   20,000
Gold            6,00,000   15,000
Silver            4,00,000  10,000

Interested sponsors should contact the IWF secretariat for further details and specifications.
India Water Forum (IWF) Secretariat

Chairman Convenor
Dr R K Pachauri Mr. Ashok Jaitly Distinguished Fellow and Director,
Director General, TERI Water Resources Division (WRD), TERI
Organizing Secretary, Mr Rakesh Johri, Senior Fellow, WRD, TERI, Darbari Seth Block, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New
Delhi-110003, INDIA, Tel: 91-11-2468 2100 / 41504900; Ext: 2226, Fax: 91-11-2468 2144 / 2468 2145; Mobile: 9899890156,

Conference

A Conference on "Rural Labourers in Neo-liberal India" 18-19 December 2010

At XIMB (Xavier Institute of Management – Bhubaneswar), Orissa, India

Organized by York University, Toronto, Canada and XIMB, Orissa, India, with the financial support of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada

Also supported by Dialectical Anthropology (New York)

Rural labourers live in the most precarious conditions, especially in imperialized, poorer countries such as India. They suffer from economic exploitation, which is often carried out through, or coexists with, gender- and caste-based oppression. They are also subjected to relative neglect on the part of the state. The conditions of this class therefore cry out for serious critical scrutiny. The conference aims to bring together scholars who will explore multiple dimensions of the lives of rural labour from a critical perspective. More details are available at the conference website, http://sites.google.com/a/ximbac.in/rlni/. Abstracts of papers (maximum 200 words) should be submitted online. Review of abstracts would start on 1st October; so, those received after 30th September would be considered only if space is still left. Completed papers must reach us by 5 December 2010. All participants, including those presenting papers in the conference, must register on-line by 10th December through the above-mentioned website. Registration is free but does not include food or folders. Some or all paper presenters would be offered a Rs.200 Room & Board package or/and financial support towards travel. Enquiries can be sent to conf-rural-labour@ximb.ac.in.

Jobs

Recruitment of Executive (Research)
PRADAN is an NGO based at Delhi involved in livelihoods promotion among the rural poor in some of the most disadvantaged regions in
India. We invite applications from interested and qualified candidates for the post of Executive (Research) based at New Delhi. As the
Executive (Research) you are expected to lead projects around both qualitative and quantitative research in the PRADAN field areas to
understand impact of livelihood and well being interventions, to set up an effective monitoring and evaluation system and to create evidence
base for policy advocacy. Excellent data management capabilities along with good writing skills in English is a pre-requisite for applying for the post. The candidate will be a Post Graduate or hold a professional degree with about 3 years of experience in field based research projects in the development sector. Compensation will not be a constraint for deserving candidates. Please apply to recruit@pradan.net with your CV and a recent writing sample within next 7 days. For more details on PRADAN please visit www.pradan.net

Monday, September 13, 2010

Research Challenge 2010

SCHOLL Research Challenge 2010

Recognising & celebrating innovative Social Science Research in Development & Governance in North East India

 

www.schollresearch.in

 

Nominations are invited for 'SCHOLL Research Challenge 2010'. Nominations are invited from young and bright researchers who are into high caliber research in development and governance thematic areas within the larger social science research domain.

Nominations are open from September 1, 2010 to November 15, 2010.

 

 

About SCHOLL Research Challenge

The SCHOLL Research Challenge 2010 recognizes high caliber research, in twin areas of development and governance that has had or have potential for demonstrated impact on policy or society at large, has contributed or contribute to the efforts in scaling up development and governance practices in policy settings, or programme implementation.

The Research Awards will be given to the submission that best demonstrates the impact of research on decision-making within – and understanding of the issues relating to – the public policy and/or dev elopement arena and research impact on programme implementation.  The jury will be also looking for sound case studies which show a strong connection between the research and the outcomes.  

 

Categories

Research Awards will be given in six key thematic areas namely,

1.        Economic growth  & Management     

2.        Human Resource Development

3.        Technology for development ( including rural technology & Information Communication Technology)

4.        Governance & development

5.        Sustainable Development

6.        Livelihood & Enterprise Development 


 

Eligibility

  To win this Awards any submission must show that the research is based on sound technique and method

  Submissions need to clearly demonstrate how the research has contributed to decision-making and/or the issues involved.

  Age : Maximum age limit 40 years

  Entries are welcomed from individuals and/ or group submissions

 

Submission Guidelines

  Research papers: to be submitted neatly typed in soft copy – 8 to 10 pages maximum with 1.5 spacing in times new roman 12 sized font

   Proper footnotes and endnotes with bibliography has to be placed in appropriate sections and context 

  Diagrams, charts, figures need to be added wherever necessary to qualify text and research points

 

Nomination / Submission Requirements

   Cover page ;

  Support letter of nomination from two heads of academic institutions / recognized, public agencies in social research and activities;

  Curriculum vitae of nominee;

  Evidence (in the form of publications)  of the candidate's research activities over a period of approximately 2-5 years;

  Proof of Age;

 

 Final Awards

  Selected papers will be given a cash award along with medal and certificate of honour.

  There will likely be 4 non-cash jury awards recognizing special initiatives

 

SCHOLL Research Conclave 2010

  The SCHOLL Research Conclave 2010 will coincide with SCHOLL Research Awards 2010

  The Research Conclave will be a one day deliberations on theory and practice of development and governance research within larger social science research domain

  The Conclave will culminate in the SCHOLL Research Awards 2010 evening.

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Important Dates

  Nomination for entries opens from: September 1, 2010

  Last date for submission of papers: November 15, 2010

  Grand Jury : November 24, 2010

  Final event with a full day research conference followed by evening ceremony: December 2, 2010 ; Venue (to be decided shortly)

 

Organiser

  • SCHOLL Research 2010 is being organized by North East Development Foundation (www.nedfindia.org).

 

 

For details please visit www.schollresearch.in

 

For any query and information, one may write to schollresearch@gmail.com

 

Contact

Ms. Tanvi Manpoong

SCHOLL Research Challenge 2010

C/O – North East Development Foundation

House 10, First Floor, Nijom Path,

Sixmile, Khanapara, Guwahati – 781022

Tel: 0361-2363204; Fax: 0361-2363204
Mobile: 09818292524 / 09954098313

Email: schollresearch@gmail.com

Web: www.schollresearch.in

 

New Delhi Correspondence office: 44, III Floor, Kalu Sarai, New Delhi-110016



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Khanapara, Guwahati-781022, Assam 
Tele-fax:0361-2363204 
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44, Fourth Floor, Kalu Sarai
New Delhi - 110016
Tel: 011-26532786
Fax: 011-26532787
Email: nedf@nedfindia.org
Web: www.nedfindia.orgwww.enortheast.in,www.developmentnortheast.in 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fwd: Supporting the Academic Achievement and Success of Student-Athletes

Supporting the Academic Achievement and Success
of Student-Athletes
September 23, 1:00-2:30pm EDT
online webinar
Host: Innovative Educators
http://www.innovativeeducators.org/retention_p/64
0.htm

NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event
date. The recording is included in the
registration fee and is accessible for one full
year.



OVERVIEW
Intercollegiate athletics enables students to
develop a wide range of skills that can support
their success in college, in their careers, and
in life. However, many student-athletes also
need guidance to help them balance the demands
of their academic and athletic lives.

This 90-minute webinar will consider individual
and institutional initiatives that can support
learning, development and persistence for
student-athletes  It will examine issues that
impede and enhance the academic success of
student-athletes. It will provide concrete,
tangible strategies that can enable educators to
motivate and support student-athletes to take
greater responsibility for their own learning,
development, and persistence. This session
will  provide information on the key elements of
a successful academic support structure and
provide resources for institutions seeking to
implement or enhance programs to serve student-
athletes. The webinar will also review the
FLAG/GRO model developed by the NCAA to examine
the level of academic risk of incoming and
continuing student-athletes. The model is a
tool that can be used to anticipate and
respond proactively to the needs of any at-risk
student population.

OBJECTIVES

1. The role of intercollegiate athletics in
enhancing institutional visibility and
reputation.

2. The characteristics of student-athletes,
their strengths and challenges.

3. The definition and nature of at-risk as
presented by the NCAA working group.

4. How existing programs and services might
be coordinated to support student-athletes, as
well as a model for structuring and staffing
distinct student-athlete support units.

5. The purposes, components and structure of
the NCAA FLAG/GRO model and consideration of the
principles of student success and persistence as
these relate to the FLAG Program and to the
enhancement of student development and graduation.

6. How the NCAA FLAG/GRO Program can be
applied to the work of academic advising and
academic counseling units and other programs and
departments across the campus.

7. The role of the National Association of
Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A) in
supporting those working to enhance the success
of student-athletes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Educators working to support student engagement,
learning, and success beyond the classroom:
Counselors
Academic advisors
Coaches
Administrators
Instructional faculty


WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS?

Carrie Leger  - Since August 2008, Carrie Leger
has served as the Director of Academic Support
Program for Student Athletes (ASPSA) at North
Carolina State University. During 2007-08, she
served as an Associate Director for Membership
Services at the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA), focusing primarily on
implementation of Division I academic reform
efforts, academic outreach, and the management
of partnerships to various academic
associations, including the National Academic
Advising Association (NACADA) and the National
Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes
(N4A). Carrie was an ASPSA staff member from
August 2001-May 2007. During her six years with
the program, she served in several different
roles, most recently as the Associate Director
of ASPSA. Prior to joining the NC State staff,
Carrie spent four years as the Director of
Academic Progress and Life Skills Development at
Elon University where she also earned her
Masters degree in Business Administration. A
native of Vernon, Connecticut, Carrie earned her
undergraduate degree in psychology from Towson
University and participated on the gymnastic
team. She was inducted into the Towson
University Hall of Fame in Fall 2009.


Thomas Brown - a lifelong student and academic
affairs educator with an impressive record of
effectiveness in creating academic and student
affairs programs that promote increased
learning, achievement, and success. Tom served
as Dean of Advising Services/Special Program at
Saint Mary's College of California, where he
developed and implemented a wide range of
services and programs for students of color,
including the Office of Hispanic/Latino student
Programs. Tom worked with the Department of
Athletics to implement the Office of Academic
Support for Student Athletes, co-chaired St.
Mary's NCAA Certification Subcommittee on
Equity, and served as faculty moderator for the
Gaels women's basketball team for ten years.

Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org
Web address: http://www.innovativeeducators.org
Sponsored by: Innovative Educators
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fwd: 2011 International Conference on Social Science and Humanity C ICSSH 2011

2011 International Conference on Social Science
and Humanity ¨C ICSSH 2011
26 to 28 February 2011
Singapore, Singapore

Proceedings of the ICSSH 2011 International
Conference will be published by the IEEE. All
the registered papers will be included in the
IEEE Xplore and indexed by Thomson ISI and Ei
Compendex.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 30
October 2010.

Enquiries: icssh@iedrc.org
Web address: http://www.icssh.org/
Sponsored by: IEDRC, IEEE, Thomson ISI

Fwd: 2011 International Conference on Economics and Finance Research C ICEFR 2011

2011 International Conference on Economics and
Finance Research 每 ICEFR 2011
28 to 30 December 2010
Singapore, Singapore

Proceedings of the ICEFR 2010 International
Conference will be published by the IEEE. All
the registered papers will be included in the
IEEE Xplore and indexed by Thomson ISI and Ei
Compendex.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 20
September 2010.

Enquiries: icefr@iedrc.org
Web address: http://www.icefr.org/
Sponsored by: IEDRC, IEEE, Thomson ISI

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

JOBS

Please click

http://gbpssi.nic.in/misc/news.htm

Thank you ARCHANA KESHARWANI for  this Information

e-learning Regional Conference (eRC2011)

e-learning Regional Conference (eRC2011)
28 - 30 March 2011
Kuwait city, State of Kuwait

eRC2011 aims at improving the educational process
and seeking the development of information and
knowledge based societies through the use of ICT
and application of e-Learning in academic and
educational institutions.

The deadline for submitting abstracts and full
papers is 20 November 2010.

Enquiries: scientific@redsoft.org
Web address: http://www.erc2011.org
Sponsored by: Regional Centre for Development of
Educational Software, http://www.redsoft.org



Fwd: 3rd European workshop on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research 2010

3rd European workshop on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research 2010
Location: Lisbon University Institute
Dates: 7 & 8 October, Lisbon, Portugal
Event website: http://www.merlien.org/upcoming-events/caqre2010.html

Dear Researchers,

I hope you had a great summer. Just a quick message to remind you that the 3rd
European workshop on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research will be held on the 7
& 8 Oct 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. This unique cross-disciplinary event will
bring together top researchers, practitioners, students and trainers to
discuss key issues and best practices on the use of software for enhancing
qualitative research.

The highly interactive event will consist of group discussions, paper
(reviewed) presentations, a brainstorming workshop and a round-table
discussion. Most of the key experts in CAQDAS will be present at the meeting.
As with our past events, this event will provide excellent opportunities for
participants to network with peers.

Programme highlights:
-Discussing the latest trends and developments of CAQDAS in qualitative research
-Introducing the first web-based CAQDAS tool and how it may change the way we
do research
-Exploring the role of software for reviewing the quality criteria for
qualitative research
-Enhancing the quality of qualitative research using software and how it can
be achieved
-Comparing qualitative software and their implications on methodology and
practical utility
-Successful strategies for qualitative data analysis with aid of software from
A to Z (workshop)
-Mixed approach data analysis: data triangulation with the aid of T-lab and NVivo
-Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using open source CAQDAS
-Using computer-aided qualitative analysis software in phenomenological research
-Can we skip the laborious process of transcribing data files using software?
(round-table session)

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss best practices with your
peers in a friendly, fun and informal networking environment. This two-day
workshop includes all documentation and lunch on both days.

As seats are limited in this highly sought-after event, I encourage you to
register early to avoid disappointment. To register, please visit our event
website at: http://www.merlien.org/upcoming-events/caqre2010.html

On behalf of the Programme Committee & Advisory Board, I look forward meeting
you in Lisbon!

Kind Regards,
Jasper Lim
Conference Director
Tel: +852 8197 0320 (Asia-Pacific)
Tel: +356 3550 0320 (Europe)
Email: events@merlien.org

PS: Kindly forward this announcement to your friends and colleagues who may
benefit from attending this workshop.

Conference

Call for Abstract/Papers
International Conference on "Relevance of Policy Reforms on Development: Challenges before Emerging Economies", will take place in Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), New Delhi-110025, INDIA, during February 24-26, 2011. The theme of the conference "Relevance of Policy Reforms on Development". Thematic area(s) of the conference are Poverty, Unemployment, Healthcare and Development, Education, Social Security, Environment, Sustainable Development, Housing and Sanitation and Public Sector Reforms Strategies and selected applications. Those who intend to present papers in the conference are requested to submit the abstracts of their papers by email before October 20, 2010 (Abstract) December 24, 2010 (Full length paper).
Contact: Prof. N U Khan (nkhan1@jmi.ac.in) and Sigamani P (sigamanip@jmi.ac.in), of Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University). The conference website can be found at: http://www.psrjmi.com. Any questions regarding the conference/Abstract submission may be sent to psr.jmi@gmail.com

NATIONAL SEMINAR

Call for Papers for National Seminar on NATURAL RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT November 19-20, 2010

The School of Economics, a university teaching department of Devi Ahilya University, Indore, is organizing a two days National Seminar on "Natural Resources and Economic Development" on 19-20 November, 2010 under UGC-SAP at DRS-II level. This seminar is aimed to explore the linkages between availability & usage of natural resources and its impact on economic development and further to assess the reasons responsible for economic growth/stagnation in resource-rich/poor economies. Papers are invited from academicians and subject experts on the above theme for discussion in the seminar and later on for publication in a book form latest by October 31, 2010. You can send your papers to Dr. Kanhaiya Ahuja, seminar coordinator & convener, through e-mail: kanhaiya.ahuja@gmail.com. The authors of the selected paper would be invited to present their papers in the seminar. The institute will reimburse maximum up to AC III to only one author. For details, login to: http://www.dauniv.ac.in 
Dr. Ganesh Kawadia
Professor & Head

VACANCIES

PRADAN is an NGO based at Delhi involved in livelihoods promotion among the rural poor in some of the most disadvantaged regions in
India. We invite applications from interested and qualified candidates for the post of Executive (Research and Resource Centre) based at
New Delhi. As the Executive (RRC) you are expected to lead projects around documentation and communication. Excellent writing skills in English is a pre-requisite for applying for the post. The candidate should be a Post Graduate or hold a professional degree with about
5 years of experience in documentation and communication projects in the development sector. Compensation will not be a constraint for
deserving candidates. Please apply to recruit@pradan.net with your CV and a recent writing sample. For more details on PRADAN please

VACANCIES

This Institute invites applications from Indian Nationals from within or outside the country for filling up twenty two
posts, UR-16, OBC-04 including 01 backlog vacancy, SC- 01, Orthopedically Handicapped of OBC category - 01
in the following Groups and areas:-
1. Two posts of Scientists Group IV(5) in the Area: i) S & T Policy/development studies ii) Modelling and system
studies, in the Pay Band-4 Rs. 37,400-67,000 with Grade Pay Rs. 8,900;
2. Four posts of Scientists Group IV(4) in the Area: i) Sciences/knowledge institutions and structures ii) Large
Business, high technology and innovation studies iii) Energy, technological change/innovation studies
iv) Knowledge base development & modelling, in the Pay Band-4 Rs. 37,400-67,000 with Grade Pay Rs. 8,700;
3. Four posts of Scientists Group IV(3) in the Area: i) S&T Policy/innovation studies ii) S&T and innovation/
experimental economics iii) S&T policy, design and standards studies iv) S&T/history, philosophy and feminism,
in the Pay Band-3 Rs. 15,600-39,100 with Grade Pay Rs. 7,600;
4. Twelve posts of Scientists Group IV(2) in the Area: i) S & T policy and economic institution (UR) ii) S&T policy
and innovation (UR) iii) S&T policy and design (UR) iv) Policy experiments and innovation studies (Reserved
for OBC) v) S & T policy/infrastructure, environment/water studies (UR) vi) S&T Policy/infrastructure, off-farm
technology (UR) vii) S&T/innovation policy, development (Reserved for OBC) viii) S&T mapping, quantitative
studies (One each reserved for OBC & Orthopedically Handicapped of OBC) ix) S&T/innovation policy,
technological changes (Reserved for SC) x) Innovation, skill and entrepreneurship (UR) xi) S&T/innovation
policy and business (Reserved for OBC), in the Pay Band-3 Rs. 15,600-39,100 with Grade Pay Rs. 6,600.
All details with application form are available on the NISTADS website: http://www.nistads.res.in
Sd/-
Administrative Officer

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