Monday, January 31, 2011

IGIDR admissions

ADMISSION NOTICE
INDIRA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
(An Advanced Research Institute Established by Reserve Bank of India)
(A Deemed University)
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) invites applications for admission to the following programmes:
1. M.Sc. (Economics): This is a two-year programme commencing August 2011.
Eligibility: Minimum qualifi cation: B.A./B.Sc. in Economics/B.Com./B.Stat./B.Sc. (Physics or mathematics)/B.Tech./B.E. with at least a second division for Economics discipline and fi rst division for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.
Some need-based scholarships are available to Masters students as per Institute's norms. The second year Masters students are eligible to express interest to work as Graduate Assistants and depending upon the availability and norms, might be awarded such assistantships.
2. M.Phil./Ph.D. (Development Studies): These are interdisciplinary programmes commencing August 2011. The duration of M.Phil. programme is two years and that of Ph.D. programme is four years.
Eligibility: Minimum qualifi cation: M.A./M.Sc in Economics/M.Stat./M.Sc. (Physics or Mathematics or Environmental Science or Operations Research)/M.B.A./M.Tech./M.E./ B.Tech./B.E. with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied Mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.
Stipend: M.Phil./Ph.D. students receive a monthly stipend of Rs.12,000/- in the fi rst two years. Those students, who fulfill the terms and conditions for Ph.D. registration, would receive a monthly stipend of Rs.18,000/- after Ph.D. registration in the third year.

Selection Procedure: Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in a written test and an interview. The written test emphasizes general aptitude, analytical ability and mathematical skills. The test will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the following centres: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram. The test venue will be notifi ed in the call letter. Based on the performance in the written test, short listed candidates will be called for an interview at IGIDR around the last week of June 2011. Second class return rail fare by the shortest route from the place of residence will be paid to the candidates interviewed. The decision of the Institute will be final.

How to Apply: Application forms and prospectus may be purchased from the Institute Students' Office by paying cash on a working day (Monday to Friday, 9.15 a.m. to 5.45 p.m.) or via post by sending a bank draft of Rs. 200 (nonrefundable) payable to Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) at Mumbai to the Students Office, IGIDR, Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Santosh Nagar, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065 (E-mail: soffi ce@igidr.ac.in). Payment in any other form will not be accepted. The request for the application form in plain paper, along with the candidate's name, date of birth, sex, address, academic qualifi cations, choice of test centre must reach IGIDR by March 18, 2011.

Internet Download: Application form can also be downloaded directly from the website of IGIDR (www.igidr.ac.in). It is strongly suggested that the applicants should use the Online facility.
Online Admissions: Candidates can fi ll the application form online The website link for admission is http://www.igidr.
ac.in/admission.php. There is no application fee for the candidates applying online. The last date for receiving the Online completed application form is March 21, 2011

Reservation: Reservation of seats for SC/ST/Physically disabled categories will be as per the Government of India rules. Such applicants need not submit any application fee but are required to enclose a copy of the Caste Certifi cate/Medical Certifi cate (as the case may be) along with their request for application form. Those SC/ST/Physically disabled applicants submitting forms downloaded from the website are required to attach a copy of the necessary Certificate.
Last date for issue of application forms by post: March 18, 2011
Last date for receipt of completed application forms: March 21, 2011

Call for Papers

Call for Papers For the Sixth Biennial Conference of The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) on "Nature, Economy and Society: Understanding the Linkages" to be held from October 20-22, 2011 at Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad

The conference shall address a diverse repertoire of issues at the interface of nature, economy and society and explore how to use the understanding for policy formulation. We expect to attract papers, panels and symposia that will focus on the themes and subthemes identified below:
A. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services for Life and Human Well-being
B. Accounting for Nature including indices, macro and micro approaches
C. Global and Local Impact of Economic Growth, Trade and Globalisation on the Environment (at different scales)
D. Alternative Methodological Approaches to Nature and Society and Assessing the Role of Knowledge and Power
E. Social Norms, Culture and Human Behaviour in relation to the Environment
F. Towards Green and Sustainable Socio-economic Systems including ecological agriculture, energy efficient industry and sustainable urban habitats
G. Equity and Governance Issues in relation to the global, national and local commons
The INSEE invites papers on the above themes for presentation at the conference. Kindly mention the theme within which your paper falls. A 400 word abstract is to be submitted latest by February 28, 2011. On communication of acceptance of abstract (by March 31, 2011), the full paper of 12,000 words (maximum) would need to be submitted for refereeing latest by May 15, 2011. Final acceptance will be communicated by August 31, 2011. Abstracts and full papers, preferably in soft copy, should be sent to:
Dr. Sushil Kumar Sen
Office Manager, INSEE
C/o. Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi Enclave (North Campus), Delhi-110007 (India)
Fax: 011-27667410, email: sushil@iegindia.org, Website: www.ecoinsee.org
A limited amount of travel grant is available to support some of the participants with papers accepted for presentation in the Conference. Selected papers from those presented in the Conference are expected to be published in a book by INSEE.
Kindly visit www.ecoinsee.org for further details.

Orientation Programme

Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Orientation Course on Human Development
(25-29 April 2011)
(Supported by UNDP, India)
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai will conduct an orientation course on Human Development at TISS, Mumbai from 25-29 April 2011, as part of a project supported by UNDP, India. The objective of the course is to orient young development practitioners to the human development approach and its operationalization into development practice.
Eligibility to apply:
(a) Should be working on development issues of the poor and marginalized in India,
in the government, NGOs, development agencies or as faculty in academic institutions.
(b) Should be postgraduates (in any discipline) and preferably not more than 35
years of age.
How to apply:
The application should consist of the following:-
(a) CV of the applicant (not to exceed 4 pages).
(b) A brief note (not to exceed 1 page) on why the applicant would like to participate
in the course.
The application should be sent by email to hdcourse.tiss@gmail.com and rohit@tiss.edu not later than 28 February 2011. Selected participants will be informed by 15 March 2011. The selected participants will be provided with lodging and boarding by TISS, however they will have to bear their own travel costs. There is no registration fee for the course

Call for Participation

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES KOLKATA invites interested persons including NGOs to participate in the conference on
'Potential of Diverse Biodiversity Conservation Practices/Approaches and Livelihood Concerns in India' at the Conference Hall of IDSK, 27/D, Block-DD,Sector-1,Salt Lake, Kolkata-700064 on 15-16 March, 2011.
Intimation to that effect may kindly be sent to Prof. Dr Ajit Banerjee (ajitbanerjee2@gmail.com) or to Dr. Bidhan Kanti Das
(bidhand@gmail.com) urgently.

PhD Application

Invitation for Ph.D. Project Fellow
Mumbai University-Department of Economics and University of Amsterdam-Department of Social and Behavioral Science invite applications for a 4 year fully funded Ph.D. project on "New Middle Class Formation and Trickle Down Effects of Offshore Service Sector Development in Mumbai and Manila". This Ph.D. project is part of a joint project of the above partners and funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific research (NWO). This project involves academic training at the University of Amsterdam and empirical research in Mumbai and Manila.
Application is open to candidates from all social sciences. Selection for this position is based on Academic Record and Research Experience. For details on the project and application procedure, see: www.mu.ac.in
Shortlisted candidates shall undergo a written test and interview.

Papers in Journals

REQUEST FOR PAPER OF RAJASTHAN POLICE ACADEMY'S JOURNAL "RAKSHIN"
Rajasthan Police Academy is planning to bring out next issue biannual journal 'RAKSHIN'. The main focus of this journal is to be publishing empirical studies related to SOCIAL DEFENCE, MINORITY AND POLICING and other related areas of activity. Articles must be not more than 4,000 words including notes, references and tables. All papers must be submitted in hard and soft copy format. The soft copy can be sent by e-mail; alternatively it can be sent by post on a CD. Both the hard and soft copies are essential for processing. Last date for accepting research articles is latest by 28 February 2011.
Your article/paper in the above-mentioned areas is welcome on the following address: Editor, Center for Research & Publication, Rajasthan Police Academy, Nehru Nagar, Jaipur-302016.
www.rpa.rajasthan.gov.in, E-Mail: policeresearchrpa@yahoo.in

Call for Papers

Department of Political Science, Newman College, Thodupuzha
National Seminar on Affirmative Action Policies in India
March 24-25, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
Sub – Themes: • History of affirmative action policies in India
• Affirmative action in job opportunities
• Affirmative action in educational institutions
• Affirmative action in political institutions
• Affirmative action and social justice
• Affirmative action and gender justice
• Implications of affirmative action policies
Important Dates: Submission of Abstracts : 28th February 2011
Submission of the full papers : 15th March 2011
Seminar Dates : 24-25 March 2011
* Delegate fee : Nil
* Free accommodation will be provided to select participants
* III A/C train fare will be given to select participants
* For more details visit www.newmancollege.ac.in or e-mail: newmanseminar@gmail.com

EOI

Expression of Interest
The Swiss Confederation / Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation invites Expression of Interest for the implementation of "Quality training for enhanced local government performance in Bangladesh". The mandate is designed to assist three national training organisations in Bangladesh to formulate, through a consultative process, a strategic plan. It will also assist to mitigate immediate needs in terms of strategic planning capacity, regional/international professional networking and the establishment of ICT systems.
Duration: 2 years July 2011-June 2013
Amount: approx. 1 million CHF
For further information visit www.simap.ch ('Confederation' section, No. 586001) or www.sdc.org.bd

Executive Director Required

The Centre for Communication and Development Studies is looking for a young and dynamic Executive Director, based in Pune. This is an exciting opportunity to head a growing, innovative and credible organization, expand it in new directions, scale impact, and build new projects and partnerships centred around research, communications and outreach.
Candidates should have at least 8 years of work experience in the media & culture/academic/development/rights sector. Strong communication skills, ability to work with a team and a postgraduate degree in the social sciences/human rights/media/culture studies or related fields are required. Remuneration is in the range of Rs 35,000-40,000.
CCDS is a social change resource centre that builds new spaces for research, advocacy and dialogue on issues related to social justice, sustainable development and pluralism. Founded in 2002, CCDS has pioneered the Open Space outreach process using innovative communication strategies, and also manages www.infochangeindia.org, a leading free-access knowledge base on issues related to rights, development and governance in India.
Send your application, accompanied by detailed CV with references, samples of published work if any, and a covering letter stating why you are right for this position, to jobs@infochangeindia.org, and cc to infochangeindia@gmail.com (please put 'Application for position of ED' in the subject line). The application process is open till February-end 2011. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Find out more about the Centre for Communication and Development Studies at
www.infochangeindia.org, www.openspaceindia.org and www.ccds.in

3rd Global Conference: Heroes and Villains: Justice and Punishment

3rd Global Conference
Heroes and Villains: Justice and Punishment

Saturday 10th September – Monday 12th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers

A villain (also known in film and literature as the bad guy, black hat, or heavy) is an evil character in a story, whether a historical narrative or, especially, a work of fiction. The villain usually is the antagonist, the character who tends to have a negative effect on other characters. A female villain is sometimes called a villainess (often to differentiate her from a male villain). Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines villain as a  cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel; or a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot.

Indicative themes for research and development will include (but are not limited to);

* How do we define a villainous act?
* What is a villainous act?  How do we define it?
* When we look at actions which are deemed
and judged to be right/wrong, good/bad, how are
such actions classified?
* What is a crime?
* How are crimes classified?
* What disciplines are needed to uncover,
discover and identify a crime?
* How do we define crime scenes, ex. Scenes
of atrocity, crimes against humanity?
* What do we learn about our view of crime
via the depiction of forensic investigations of
crime scenes?
* How does the idea of a criminal
underworld which exists beneath, underneath,
below the everyday world influence us?
* Why are villains more
intriguing/interesting/attractive than heroes?
* How is the perception of crime and villainy
shaped by space, place AND time?
* Does villainy belong to the realm of the night?
* Does villainy belong under cover of darkness?
* Does criminality and villainy depend on
being hidden or concealed?
* Who are the people charged with doing the
investigation, detection, sleuthing?
* What do villains do and why do they do it?
* What tools/skills do they have/use?
* Does the villain create the person who
catches him/her – i.e a nemesis?
* Does the existence of a villain create the
need for a hero?
* What kind of personality/character
traits/deviance creates a villain?
* What is the nature of the criminal mind?
* Is it differentiated from the minds of
those who do good?
* What is the character of the heroic mind?
* Why do good?  Why be a hero?
* Why side with/dispense justice?
* Why do we have 'criminal' psychology?
* Why don't we have 'goody two-shoes' psychology?
* How do notions of responsibility and
diminished responsibility factor into the debate?
* How is crime defined by punishment?
* What are the causes of crime/villainy?
* What are the consequences of crime/villainy?
* How does fear define crime/villainy?
* Can villains actually be heroes?

* Can Villains be portrayed as sympathetic/ or gain our sympathy?
* Is the villain sometimes on the side of right? Can criminality be an attempt at social justice against unjust regimes?
* Are heroes made villainous by blind allegiance to moral codes?
* Must justice involve punishment of the villain?
* Is punishment of the criminal required by justice?
* How does the punishment of the hero increase his heroism or the lack of punishment increase the villainy of the villain?
* How does the depiction of heroes/villains evolve?
* How does such depiction shape or reflect society?

Papers will be accepted which deal with related areas and themes.

The 2011 meeting of Heroes and Villains: Justice and Punishment will run alongside our project on The Patient and we anticipate holding sessions in common between the two projects.  We welcome any papers considering the problems or addressing issues that straddle these two themes.

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 25th March 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 22nd July 2011.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

a) author(s)
b) affiliation
c) email address
d) title of abstract
e) body of abstract

E-mails should be entitled: Villains Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs
Sorcha Ní Fhlainn
Evil Hub Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: snf@inter-disciplinary.net

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
E-mail: hv3@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface' series of research projects. The aim of the
conference is to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and
explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and
presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/villains-and-villainy/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/villains-and-villainy/call-for-papers/

PhD in Italy

Candidates are requested to apply online at:
www.sssup.it/phdapplicationonline by APRIL 13th, 2011.

All teaching will be in English. Courses will start on October 3rd, 2011.

Details on Faculty and courses, along with application procedures and forms,
can be found on the Web Site of the School: www.sssup.it/idpe

Friday, January 28, 2011

5th Global Conference: Fear, Horror and Terror

5th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Tuesday 6th September 2011 – Thursday 8th September 2011 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them,
both individually and together.

We are also looking towards a 'track' theme in the area of the relationship between fear, horror and terror and the audio-visual (sight/sound/silence) this year. We invite proposals on any area listed below that relates to this track theme, as well as any areas related to the conference. This thematic track is envisioned to develop with each subsequent meeting.

In addition to academic analysis, we welcome the submission of case studies or other approaches from those involved with its practice, such as people in religious orders, therapists, victims of events which have been provoked by experiences of fear, horror and terror –  for example,lawyers or others involved with law enforcement, medical practitioners, or fiction authors whose work aims to evoke these reactions.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the
following themes:

1. The Contexts of Fear, Horror and Terror
- case studies
- professions dealing with the Fear, Horror and
Terror (Therapists, Clergy, Lawyers, Law enforcement etc.)
- creating and experiencing fear, horror and terror
- the properties of fear, horror and terror
- contexts of fear, horror and terror
- the language of fear, horror and terror
- the meaning of fear, horror and terror
- the significance of fear, horror and terror

2. At the Interface of Fear, Horror and Terror
- the role of fear, horror and terror
- emotional releases (pleasant or negative) achieved by Fear, Horror and Terror
- techniques of fear, horror and terror
- marketing fear, horror and terror
- recreational fear, horror and terror
- aesthetic fear, horror and terror
- the temperature of fear, horror and terror
- the sound of fear, horror and terror
- silence as a strategic subversion of the operation of fear, horror and terror
- fear, horror and terror and the visible/invisible

3. Representations of Fear, Horror and Terror and:
- the imagination
- pleasure
- art, cinema, theatre, media and the creative arts
- survival horror video games
- literature (including children's stories)
- the other
- technology
- hope and despair
- relations to anxiety, disgust, dread, loathing
- hope and the future
- the sublime

For 2011, the Fear, Horror and Terror project will meet alongside our project on Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease. It is our intention to create cross-over sessions between the two groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between health, illness and disease and fear, horror and terror.
Themes could include: fear and global threats to health (swine flu, bird flu, SARS, for example), or horror and disease (fear of our
bodies, contagion, HIV/AIDS, for example), or terror and biological warfare. Papers will be accepted which deal with related areas and themes.

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 25th March 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 22nd July 2011. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

a) author(s)
b) affiliation
c) email address
d) title of abstract
e) body of abstract

E-mails should be entitled: FHT Abstract Submission Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

    * Colette Balmain
      Conference Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
      Independent Scholar, London, United Kingdom
      Email: cb@inter-disciplinary.net
      .
    * Sorcha Ni Fhlainn
      Hub Leader, Evil, Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
      School of English, Trinity College, Dublin,
      Ireland
      E-mail: snf@inter-disciplinary.net

    * Rob Fisher
      Network Founder and Network Leader,
      Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland,
      Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
      E-mail: fht5@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface' series of research projects. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from
different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/fear-horror-terror/

For further details about the conference, please
visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/fear-horror-terror/call-for-papers/

The Annual Conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship and International Business

The Annual Conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship & International Business 17 to 19 February 2011 Cairo, Egypt

ECO-ENA: Economics & ECO-Engineering Associate, Inc., Canada will hold its first annual conference of Economic Forum of Entrepreneurship & International Business to take place in Cairo, Egypt, from February 17th to 19th 2011.

Enquiries: info_eco_ena@yahoo.ca,
information@eco-ena.com
Web address: http://www.eco-ena.com

Sponsored by: ECO-ENA: Economics & ECO-Engineering
Associate, Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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SRTT fellow at the level of Assistant professor at IEG

The IEG invites applications for One Junior Fellowship at the level of Assistant Professor,  from a well-established Indian scholar with a Ph.D. Degree in Economics, Sociology or other Social Sciences, preferably below the age of 35 years (less than 37 in the case of women), for a period of two years in the first instance, extendable to an additional year, subject to evaluation.  The application should include a research proposal, preferably in one of the research areas of the Institute: Environment and Development, Globalisation and Technological Change, Macro-economic Policy and Modelling, Industrial Economics, Agricultural Economics, Health Policy, Social Change,  Population, and Labour and Welfare. An outstanding research proposal in fields other than these will also be welcome. 
The terms of the Fellowship are as follows: The Fellow will: (a) work full-time on research and not undertake any consultancy work; (b) give one seminar per academic year,  based on the research; (c) produce one refereed journal article based on prior work or new work, and at least one IEG Working Paper based on new work done at the IEG; and (d) prepare a six-monthly self-assessment report submitted to a two-member advisory committee drawn from among the senior faculty members of IEG.    An outstanding performance could entitle a Junior Fellow to continue the fellowship beyond the first year, subject to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee.  A Fellow will be given access to a personal computer, e-mail and internet facilities, and travel costs to attend one professional conference in India. The Fellow will receive (a) a consolidated monthly stipend at the level of Assistant Professor; (b) a relocation allowance; (c) a book allowance; and (d) contribution towards premium for a Mediclaim Policy. The Institute will also offer campus accommodation to fellows from outside Delhi. 
Applications should be sent to Dr. Sushil Kumar Sen,  Academic Programmes Officer, with details of academic experience; long-term goals; a brief overview of research interests at the Ph.D. level and in subsequent years; an outline of the proposed research (max 2500 words) indicating the objectives, methodology and the sources of data, an  abstract (250 words), a copy of upto two best publications or major writings, and names and e-mail addresses or fax numbers of three referees. Applications should reach the Academic Programmes Officer, Institute of Economic Growth, University Enclave, University of Delhi  (North Campus), Delhi – 110 007, email: sushil@iegindia.org  latest by January 31, 2011. 

JOBS

University of Calcutta

Advertisement No.Est / 01 / 2011 dated the 14th January, 2011

Applications are invited in prescribed form for the posts of Assistant Professors in different Academic Departments of the University as detailed and available at the University website.

Qualifications and Experience:

As per New UGC Regulations No.F.3-1/2009 dt. 30.06.2010 as notified by the Gazette of India dated 18.9.2010 (please visit the UGC Websitewww.ugc.ac.in for details).

The words 'SC & ST' against any post will mean reservation of post for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates / categories respectively.

Appointments of other categories will be made as per Govt. norms on availability of suitable candidates.

Appointments will be made on probation for one year which may be waived or extended in exceptional cases and will be guided by the rules as framed and / or amended from time to time. During or at the end of the period of probation, the services of the concerned Teacher may be terminated with one month's notice or with one month's salary in lieu thereof, without assigning any reason thereof. On satisfactory completion of the probationary period the concerned incumbent will be considered for being confirmed in service. Stipulations in respect of Experience and Age may be relaxed by the Syndicate in case of exceptionally brilliant candidates on the recommendation of the relevant Selection Committee. The choice of the Selecting Authority need not necessarily be confined only to those who formally apply. 
Candidates already in employment should apply through proper channel
.

Applications (7 copies) in prescribed form to be downloaded from the University Website or obtainable from the University Sales Counter, 87/1, College Street, Kolkata-73, on payment of Rs. 300.00/- (Rs.75/- for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped candidates on submission of appropriate documents to the Sales Counter) should reach the office of the undersigned not later than the 9th February, 2011. All relevant information like API (Academic Performance Indicator), etc. required in accordance with the New UGC Regulations No. F.3 -1/2009 dt. 30.06.2010 are to be provided on separate sheets and to be attached with the application forms.

Those who will download the prescribed forms from the Website of the University are required to attach a Bank Demand Draft of   Rs. 300.00/-(Rs.75/­- for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped candidates along with appropriate documents) or US $20 drawn in favour of the Registrar, University of Calcutta, alongwith the filled-in prescribed forms.

For details please visit the University Website www.caluniv.ac.in.

Service conditions as will be notified by orders of the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal from time to time will be applicable.

http://www.caluniv.ac.in/News%20&%20Announcement/news_frame.htm

2012 Orlando International Academic Conference

2012 Orlando International Academic Conference
2 to 4 January 2012
Orlando, United States

Please join The Clute Institute for our 2012 Orlando International Academic Conference,
January 2-4, 2012 convening at the Disney Boardwalk Resort located in Walt Disney World.
We offer four tracks at this conference:Business & Economics, Education, Engineering
Education, and Health Sciences.

The Business & Economics track provides a forum for faculty to present their research on any accounting, CIS/CMS, economics, finance, management, marketing, related teaching, or other business-related topics.

The Education track provides a forum for faculty and administrators to share proven and
innovative methods in teaching at all levels of education. All teaching or academic related
topics are welcome, such as teaching methods, distance-learning, tenure, curriculum,
accreditation, ESL, K-12 education, higher education, or other education-related topics.

The Engineering Education track provides a forum for faculty to present papers that focus on theory, practice, assessment, and mainstreaming of innovative engineering education strategies.

The Health Sciences track provides a forum for faculty to share health science practice,
research, and education knowledge.

For more information on this conference and future conferences, please visit http://www.CluteInstitute.com

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 19 December 2011.

Enquiries: Staff@CluteInstitute.com
Web address:
http://www.cluteinstitute.com/conferences/2012DWconf.html
Sponsored by: The Clute Institute

International Conference On Applied Economics - ICOAE2011

International Conference On Applied Economics -
ICOAE2011
25 to 27 August 2011
Perugia, Italy

The aim of the conference is to bring together economists from different fields of Applied
Economic Research in order to share methods and ideas.

The topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):
Applied Macroeconomics
Applied International Economics
Applied Microeconomics including Industrial Organisation
Applied work on International Trade Theory
including European Economic Integration
Applied Financial Economics
Applied Agricultural Economics
Applied Labour and Demographic Economics
Applied Health Economics
Applied Education Economics

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 17 June 2011.Proposals for sessions and minisymposia is 10June, 2011

Enquiries: icoae@kastoria.teikoz.gr
Web address: http://kastoria.teikoz.gr/icoae/
Sponsored by: Department of International Trade -
Technological Institute of Western Macedonia -
Greece, Department of Economics and Food Sciences
- University of Perugia - Italy

POST DOC in University of calcutta

Post-Doctoral Fellowship  
Applications are invited for Post-doctoral fellowship from the disciplines of  Economics/Political Science/Sociology/History/Statistics. Visit our website www.idsk.edu.in/rntchds 
Fellowship amount will be Rs.32,000 /-(consolidated) per month.Full pay protection will however, be given to in-service teachers. Fellowship will  also cover the infrastructural facilities available at the Centre along with the cost of Software, field-trip and other contingencies within the limit of  Rs.50,000/-p.a. Tenure of the fellowship will initially be for one year extended by one more 
year on the basis of appraisal. 
Fellowship awardee is expected to research on a theme related to  economic dimension of education & health;decentralization & governance;  migration & displacements ; energy & environment or economic history of trade, finance, investment, public health or gender issues.Selected candidates may like to opt for writing papers / books based on his/her Ph.D. work or may pursue some research work of his/her own interest or may opt to be attached to the faculty member who is interested in a similar area.  

Eligibility : Ph.D. in respective disciplines with consistently brilliant academic records. Candidates who have submitted Ph.D. thesis and waiting for the results may also apply .Upper age limit should be 45 years. 

How to apply: Each application should accompany the bio-data of the candidate along with a write-up of about 2000 words on the proposed research theme and the abstract of the thesis and at least one article published in a reputed journal or a chapter of the Ph.D thesis.  There is no deadline for receipt of the application. Application could be made at any time round the  year.Selection process for each application would be completed within three months from the date of receipt of the applications.  

Applications should reach the following address only by e-mail : rntchds1@gmail.com . To Professor Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Director, 
Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Block-DD,27/D,Salt Lake,Sector-I, Kolkata-700 064.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Understanding the Social World

Understanding the Social World
13 to 15 July 2011
Huddersfield, United Kingdom

This conference will provide a forum for critical thinking across a range of disciplines, with a view to informing the development of the Social Sciences over the coming period.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 18 March 2011.

Enquiries: s.monro@hudd.ac.uk
Web address:
http://www2.hud.ac.uk/hhs/research/conf/criss/index.php
Sponsored by: University of Huddersfield



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quantitative Asset and Risk Management Workshop 2011

QUANTITATIVE ASSET AND RISK Management Workshop
2011
7 to 8 February 2011
Milan, Italy

The Leading QUANT Event in Europe with more than 300 attendee last year. The Topics will be: ASSET, RISK, MODEL and RESEARCH

Enquiries: silvia.romano@diaman.it
Web address: http://www.quant.it
Sponsored by: Diaman Holding

3rd Global Conference - Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues

3rd Global Conference
Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues
Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
Fashion is a statement, a stylised form of
expression which displays and begins to define a
person, a place, a class, a time, a religion, a
culture, and even a nation. This interdisciplinary
and transdisciplinary
conference seeks to explore the historical,
social, cultural, psychological and artistic
phenomenon of fashion. Fashion lies at the
very heart of persons, their sense of identity and
the communities in which they live. Individuals
emerge as icons of beauty and style; cities are
identified as centres of fashion. The project will
assess the history and meanings of fashion;
evaluate its expressions in politics,
music, film, media and consumer culture; determine
its effect on gender, sexuality, class, race, age
and identity; examine the practice, tools, and
business of fashion; consider the methodologies of
studying fashion; and explore future directions
and trends.

Papers, presentations, workshops and pre-formed
are invited on issues related to any of the
following themes:

1. Understanding Fashion
~ Fashion, Style, Taste-Making, and Chic
~ Fashion and Fashionability
~ Fashion and Zeitgeist
~ History of Fashion
~ Fashion Theory
~ Fashion, Politics, and Ideology: e.g., 'message'
fashion; fashion as a political platform, fashion
as defiance; graffiti as a fashion statement

2. Studying Fashion
~ Tools and Methodology; disciplines and
perspectives; professions and trades
~ Documentation
~ Identifying, defining and refining concepts:
e.g., 'style,' 'fashion,' 'look,' 'fad,' 'trend,'
'in & out'
~ 'Chasing' Fashion: Studying fashion collections,
archives, and museums
~ Fashion collections; fashion archives
~ Designers and Muses

3. Cultures of Fashion
~ Fashion in the City
~ Men and Fashion; Children and Fashion
~ Fashion Subcultures: e.g., pets and fashion,
sports and fashion, supermodels, The Red Carpet,
celebrity, vintage, glamour, gothic, etc.
~ Fashion and Nostalgia
~ Fashion and Professional Dress: e.g., Fashion
and the Law
~ Ethical Issues in Fashion: e.g., cruelty free
fashion; PETA anti-fur movement; slave labour,
sweatshops, child labour; the growing 'fakes' market

4. Fashion and Identity
~ Fashion, Culture, and the Human body (e.g.,
beauty standards, body art, weight, plastic surgery
~ Self-fashioning: e.g., fashion as performance;
body modifications, including make-up, hair
design, piercings, tattoos, body sculpting,
plastic surgery
~ Fashion and Social Status:  Gender, Sexuality,
Class, Race, Age and Fashion
~ Fashion and National Identities
~ Fashion and Transnational Identities
~ Fashion and Religion

5. Fashion, Representation, and Evolving Patterns
of Communication &
Criticism
~ Fashion Photography, Magazines, Blogs, and Twitter
~ Fashion Icons
~ Fashion, Film and the Performing Arts
~ Fashion and Music
~ Fashion and Fantasy
~ Fashion and Television

6. Fashion Practice
~ Fashion and Curatorial Practice: e.g.,
possibilities and problems of creating fashion
Archives; creating and accessing private and
public fashion collections
~ Fashion Design
~ Fashion Specialists: e.g., pattern makers,
fitters, embroiderers, tailors, textile experts
~ Fashion Economies and the business of fashion,
e.g., traditional markets, the luxury industry,
the design industry, producing and displaying
fashion (building showrooms, production sites, runway)
~ Beyond Dress:  e.g., architecture, food,
furniture, kitchens, perfume
~ Style Guides and Makeover Shows

7. The Future of Fashion
~ Trends and Cycles; predicting fashion
~ The Materials of Fashion:  e.g., eco-fashion,
intelligent textiles, nano-technology, etc.
~ The rise of the Accessory as the Driving Force
of Fashion: e.g.,
handbags and shoes
~ Branding, the Mass Market, and Consumerism:
e.g., designer collections at H & M, Top Shop, M &
S, Target, Wal-Mart
~ Celebrities as Fashion Designers: e.g. J. Lo,
Jessica Simpson, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, P.Diddy.
~ Anti-Fashion

Papers will be accepted which deal with related
areas and themes.

The 2011 meeting of Fashion – Exploring Critical
Issues will run alongside our project on
Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging and we
anticipate holding sessions in common between the
two projects.  We welcome any papers considering
the problems or addressing issues of
Fashion and Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging.

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
4th March 2011. If an abstract is accepted
for the conference, a full draft paper should be
submitted by Friday 22nd July 2011.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the
Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,
WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)
title of abstract, e) body of abstract
E-mails should be entitled: Fashion Abstract
Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain
from using any special formatting, characters or
emphasis (such as bold, italics or
underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to
all paper proposals submitted. If you do not
receive a reply from us in a week you should
assume we did not receive your proposal; it might
be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look
for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs
Jacque Lynn Foltyn
Chair, Dept of Social Sciences, College of Letters
and Sciences,
National University, CA, USA
E-mail: jfoltyn@nu.edu

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland,
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
E-mail: fashion3@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Critical Issues
series of research projects. The aim of the
conference is to bring together people from
different areas and interests to share ideas and
explore various discussions which are innovative
and exciting. All papers accepted for
and presented at this conference are eligible for
publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may
be invited to go forward for development into
a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details about the project please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/fashion/

For further details about the conference please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/fashion/call-for-papers/

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

BIARI WORKSHOP

http://brown.edu/Administration/International_Affairs/initiative/2011development.html

Call for Papers

Department of Political Science, Newman College, Thodupuzha
National Seminar on
Gandhian Strategies for Sustainable Communal Harmony and Development
March 03-04, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
Sub – Themes • Rise of Communalism in India
• Gandhian Strategies for combating Communalism and Casteism
• Experiences and experiments in the peace building process in India
• Gandhian Strategies for Economic Development
• Sustainable Communal Harmony and National Integration
Important Dates: Submission of Abstracts : 18th February 2011
Submission of the full papers : 28th February 2011
Seminar Dates : 03-04 March 2011
* Delegate fee : Nil
* Free accommodation will be provided to select participants
* III A/C train fare will be given to select participants
* For more details visit www.newmancollege.ac.in or e-mail: newmanseminar@gmail.com

JOBS

IIM LUCKNOW invites faculties

www.iiml.ac.in

SECP

Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations
invites proposals for research papers under its Strategic & Economic
Capacity-building Programme (SECP). The focus of the SECP is on
international strategic and/or economic issues of the future, especially
in the Asian context. South Asian academics, diplomats, media-persons
and others having appropriate credentials may apply. Selected researchers
will have six months to produce an in-depth original research paper
under the guidance of an internationally reputed mentor. The papers
carry an honorarium of Rs 1,00,000 (or USD equivalent for non-residents),
and will be suitably disseminated through workshops/publications.
Please apply within 3 weeks from the date of this advertisement, to
the Project Associate, SECP (e-mail: psarkar@icrier.res.in) along with
a copy of your CV, and an outline of the research proposal in the
prescribed format (available on the website below). For details see the
programme webpage:
http://www.icrier.org/page.asp?MenuID=5&SubCatId=173&SubSubCatId=226

MOSPI

Government of India
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Central Statistical Organisation
Invitation for Research Proposals on Official Statistics
The Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) provides financial assistance for
undertaking research studies/projects which aim at strengthening and developing
official statistics, particularly in the field of Social Sector. Detailed information
regarding survey/study subjects, eligibility for availing of financial assistance,
quantum of financial assistance, procedure for making application etc is available
in the Ministry's web site www.mospi.nic.in → Central Statistics Office
→ Social Statistics Division → Guidelines for Research Projects.
Proposals can be submitted at any time during the year to Additional Director
General, Social Statistics Division, Central Statistical Organisation, Ministry
of Statistics and Programme Implementation, West Block-8, Wing No. 6,
R.K. Puram, New Delhi.
Director General
Central Statistical Organisation

Workshop

Second International Workshop Announcement
Politics in the Global Age: Sovereignty, Citizenship,
Territory and Nationalism
Centre for Comparative European Union Studies (CCEUS) at the Department
of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Indian Institute of Technology
Madras, is organizing its second Summer Workshop from 6-10th of June at
IITM, Chennai on the theme of "Politics in the Global Age: Sovereignty,
Citizenship, Territory and Nationalism". This workshop is funded by the
European Union.
The Workshop is intended for young faculty, doctoral students and senior
postgraduate students in political science, international relations, sociology,
political philosophy, history and other related disciplines.
The last date of application is 28 Feb 2011. CCEUS will pay travel, board
and lodging costs of the participants.
Please log on to www.hss.iitm.ac.in/eu/secondworkshop.htm for the
theoretical framework, workshop structure, faculty profiles, and application
and registration details.

CDS Workshop

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
Short-Term Training on
Methods and Approaches in Research on Migration Issues (March 21-25, 2011)
Migration research has gained prominence in globalised world given its relevance for the economy and
society at large. Interest in migration studies has widened beyond the discipline of demography due to
its manifold implications. As part of its mission to train young scholars engaged in research on migration,
the Research Unit on International Migration set up by the Ministry of Indian Overseas Affairs, Government
of India at the Centre designed and is offering the fourth edition of the above programme. It intends to
acquaint researchers with emerging issues and consequences of internal and international migration
and familiarise them with the research tools to conduct surveys on migration as well as to assess the
magnitudes, characteristics, flows and implications of migration based on types and sources of data.
Applications are invited from Researchers and Doctoral Scholars of Social Sciences working on migration
and migration related issues to participate at the programme. Twenty participants will be selected and
they will also attend the seminar on 'International Labour Migration from India: State Level Perspectives'
at the Centre during March 28-29, 2011. The participants will be provided with free board and lodging
and reimbursement of three-tier to and fro AC rail fare by the shortest route. Apply to Mr. Soman Nair,
Registrar, Centre for Development Studies, Medical College Post, Thiruvananthapuram 695 011, (Email:
somannair@cds.ac.in) with curriculum vitae and a one page write-up on how the applicant hopes to
benefit from attending the course in pursuance of his/her ongoing research before February 15, 2011.

IIBS JOBS

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Regional Media
 Media and Conflict
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The International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY) 2011

International Conference on
Education and Educational Psychology
Istanbul - Turkey
19 - 22 October 2011

It is a distinct honour and privilege to organize the 2011 International
Conference on Education & Educational Psychology and to serve with a dedicated
and committed team of educators, psychologists, and noted practitioners from
around the world serving on the Conference Scientific Committee.

The International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology (ICEEPSY)
2011 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey 19 - 22 October 2011.
During ICEEPSY 2010 colleagues and professionals from more than 30 different
countries participated in last year's conference. All abstracts from the
conference were published by ICEEPSY (ISSN Number 1986-3020) and a full text
of papers was provided by Elsevier in the ICEEPSY 2010 Proceedings.
We extend to you a personal invitation to join us for ICEEPSY 2011 - you won't
want to miss it.

Dr. Jim Johnson, Professor
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA USA
Chairman,

The International Conference on Education and Educational Psychology
ICEEPSY Proceedings will be published by ELSEVIER – Procedia - Social and
Behavioral Sciences, which is also included in Scopus, the abstracting and
indexing database, and is also currently being evaluated by ISI for
SSIProceedings inclusion.

To register with the Early Registration Fee please send your abstract latest
by 15th February 2011

More information on: http://www.iceepsy.org


Friday, January 21, 2011

Faculty Positions at IIM Lucknow


*Faculty Positions at IIM Lucknow *

The Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML), established by Government
of India, is one of the premier Business Schools in the country. The school
provides an ambience for genuine intellectual exitement and professional
growth. IIM Lucknow invites applications for faculty positions in the
following areas :

  - *Agri-Business Management, Business Communication, Decision Sciences
  (Statistics), Economics & Business Environment, Finance and Accounting
  (preferably Insurance and Taxation), Human Resource Management,
Information
  Technology and Systems, Legal Management, Marketing Management, Operations
  Management, Strategic Management *

*
** *
*Pay Scales* :

  1. Assistant Professor : Rs. 15600-39100 grade pay Rs.8000
  2. Associate Professor : Rs.  37400-67000  grade pay Rs.9500
  3. Professor : Rs. 37400-39100 grade pay Rs.10500

*How to Apply* : Please apply only at IIM Luckn website only upto *
20/02/2011* :

Please visit http://www.iiml.ac.in/  for details and online submission of
application*.*

Thank You Anirban Kundu CDS Trivandrum for this information

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fwd: [Fwd: PhD Vacancy Biofuels (Eindhoven University of Technology)]

The Eindhoven University of Technology has a vacancy for a PhD candidate in development studies and the politics of sustainability in the School of Innovation Sciences.The School is seeking applications for 1 PhD position in development studies and the politics of sustainability. The research project Biofuels:Sustainable Innovation or Gold Rush" is conducted within the Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS, http://ecis.ieis.tue.nl) , and specifically in the small research group on technology, development andglobalization.

Requirements
We welcome applications from candidates with a Masters degree and an excellent academic record in Science, Technology and Society (STS) studies, Development Studies, Cultural Anthropology, International Political Economy, Human Geography, International and Comparative History, International Relations, Institutional Economics, History of Technology, or other relevant MSc programmes. Previous publication record or experience with applying social theory to analyse globalization/development issues will be an added advantage.

We offer:
• a challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious University;
• full-time employment as a PhD candidate for a period of 4 years;
• gross salary is in the range of €28.850 - €36.450 per annum (on a full-time basis), this includes 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end of year allowance.
• a broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, child care, moving expenses, savings schemes, coverage of costs of publishing   
  the dissertation and excellent sports facilities);

As part of an equal opportunity scheme, women are encouraged to apply.
Attaining a PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology provides you with excellent career opportunities

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Project Jobs

There is a call for candidates for a short term project in IWMI, Delhi Office. Candidates having economics/agriculture economics background will be given preference. IWMI is conducting a project on the groundwater, power and subsidy nexus and the selected candidate will be required to do a thorough review on the interlinkages between groundwater, Power and Subsidies. The review has to include both the theoretical underpinnigs of this nexus and support of sufficent amount of good quality emperical studies.
 
The position is for  a maximum of 3 months located in the IWMI office in Delhi. Remuneration is 25,000-30,000 p.m., depending on experience and qualification.
 
 Please send your resume to Dr. Aditi MUKHERJI at   A.MUKHERJI@cgiar.org

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2nd Asia-Pacific conference on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research 2011


2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research
24-25 Feb 2011, Macau (China)
Event Website: http://www.merlien.org/upcoming-events/caqra2011.html

Dear Researchers, Practitioners and Trainers,

Just a quick reminder to let you know that the 2nd annual Asia-Pacific
conference on Computer-Aided Qualitative Research will be held on the 24-25
Feb 2011 in Macau. This event is organised by Merlien Institute and sponsored
by SAGE publications, ATLAS.ti and University of Macau.

This highly interactive conference will provide a unique platform for
researchers, practitioners and trainers to discuss, debate and brainstorm the
use of software for accelerating and reporting qualitative research.

The conference format will consist of interactive workshops, submitted
(reviewed) presentations, invited speeches as well as group discussion
sessions. A representative from ATLAS.ti will also be present during the
coffee breaks to answer any questions you may have about the software. As with
past events, the conference will provide excellent opportunities
for participants to network with peers.

Topics that will be discussed and debated during the conference include:
-Implications of software choice on methodology and practical utility
-Comparing major qualitative software tools: strength and shortcomings
-How to work effectively in teams while using QDA software
-Defining the criteria for deciding which software to use for data analysis
-Exploring new techniques of analysing multimedia data e.g. audio, video
-Using software to enhance the efficiency of qualitative data analysis
-How to write up the analysis process and putting together a report?

Take advantage of this unique chance to learn cutting-edge qualitative
research techniques and discuss best practices with your peers in a friendly
networking environment. To sign up, please click the registration link here:
http://www.eventbee.com/view/macau

For more information about the speakers, agenda and accommodation, please
click on the conference website:
http://www.merlien.org/upcoming-events/caqra2011.html

On behalf of Merlien Institute and its Advisory Board, I look forward meeting
you in Macau!

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

Kind Regards,
Jasper Lim
Director, Merlien Institute
Email: events@merlien.org
http://www.merlien.org

Want to know more about Merlien Institute?
Check out our new video at: http://www.merlien.org/about-us/merlien.html

Monday, January 17, 2011

JOBS

Centre For Development Alternatives 
CFDA
Centre for Development Alternatives is an established academic research 
Centre, in Ahmedabad. The Centre is located in a beautiful area in the 
city and has all the state-of-the-art facilities. 
The Centre needs to recruit faculty positions at the level of Assistant 
Associate Professor/Professor in Labour Economics, Development Economics, 
Statistics and Environment Economics for its newly set up Time Use 
Research Cell (TURC) as well as for its other studies and projects.
Experienced academicians willing to work on lien for a limited period are 
also welcome. 
The candidates should have a Ph.D. degree with proven competence and 
capacity for independent research. Those who have submitted their doctoral 
thesis are also eligible to apply. 
To become a member of our team send your bio-data within 15 days, along 
with your recent 2-3 publications and the names of three referees to:
Director, Centre For Development Alternatives (CFDA), 
E-71, Akash Towers, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad 380 054.
Telephone: 91- 079- 26850160  Telefax : 91- 079- 66050860

WORKSHOP

Giri Institute of Development Studies and Indian Association
of Social Science Research Institutions
WORKSHOP ON PROJECT FORMULATION AND
RESEARCH DESIGN
March 7-13, 2011
Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow in collaboration with the 
Indian Association of Social Science Institutions is organising a workshop 
on Project formulation and Research Design during March 7-13, 2011. 
Persons desirous of attending the workshop may apply to the director 
giving their full CV including academic record, experience, research work 
already done, topic of research and institution where enrolled, publications, 
etc. A proposal of about 1000 word on the topic on which the scholar 
would like to work should be submitted with the application. Applications 
should be addressed to Director, Giri Institute of Development Studies, 
Sector O, Aliganj, Lucknow 226 024. The last day of submitting application 
is 15th February 2011. For details visit our Website: http/:gids.org.in
A.K. Singh
Director

DIRECTOR REQUIRED

A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies
Patna-800 001
A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna, is an interdisciplinary Research Institute enacted and financed by the Govt. of Bihar and recognised and supported by the Indian council of Social Science Research. It has been doing pioneering research with a focus on development and change. The Institute invites applications for the post of Director from suitable person who has attained a place of eminence in the field of Social Sciences. Selected candidate shall hold the office for a term of three years from the date on which he/she assumes charges of his/her office. The pay of the Director shall be equivalent to the Vice-Chancellor of a university established under the Act of the legislature of the State of Bihar. Other allowances will be payable as per Regulation of the Institute. The age of superannuation 
is applicable as per Institute's rule. Interested  person may send his/her CV to the Chairman of the Institute for the consideration of the Selection Committee within a month from the date of publication of this advertisement.The Committee/BOC reserves the right to consider names of suitable candidates from other channels and individuals.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Finance and Economics Conference 2011

Finance and Economics Conference 2011
5 to 6 July 2011
Frankfurt, Germany

You are invited to submit your abstract for the
Finance and Economics Conference 2011.

Besides providing you the opportunity to present
and publish your own research, the conference also
offers excellent networking opportunities during
the lunch and coffee breaks. The international
conference audience consists of leading academics
from the fields of finance and economics as well
as business practitioners in the fields.

Please consult the conference website
(http://www.lcbr-fec.org) for details about abstract
requirements and deadlines.

Papers presented at the conference will be
published in the Conference Proceedings of the
Finance and Economics Conference.

This international academic conference is
organized by the Lupcon Center for Business
Research, which is based in Germany and has the
mission to enhance the collaboration between
business and academia.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 March
2011. However, persons interested in submitting
abstracts are strongly encouraged to submit their
proposals as early as possible, since acceptances
are made on a rolling basis.

Enquiries: cw@cwolf-online.com
Web address: http://www.lcbr-fec.org
Sponsored by: Lupcon Center for Business Research

Education and Development Conference 2011

Education and Development Conference 2011
5 to 7 March 2011
Bangkok, Thailand

Join us for our Sixth Annual Education and
Development Conference 2011!
This is an innovative and exciting opportunity for
individuals interested in education and
development. This conference will provide
unlimited resources and opportunities.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1
February 2011.

Enquiries: contact@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.tomorrowpeople.org/
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

DIRECTORS REQUIRED

INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

ARUNA ASAF ALI MARG

NEW DELHI-110 067

Fax: 26741836 Website: www.icssr.org

               

                                                                                    Date 31/12/2010

 

Applications are invited for filling up of the post of Director (Research)/Deputy Director (Research) on promotion/deputation/short term contract basis in the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. 

 

S.No.

Name of the Post

Vacant Post

Scale of Pay

(In Rs.)

1.

 

Director (Research)

 

2

 

15600-39100+ G.P. 7600

 

2

Deputy Director

(Research)

 

2

 

15600-39100+ G.P. 6600

 

 

 

Completed application in the prescribed proforma should reach the Administrative Officer, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi-110067 not later than 30 days from the date of the publication of this advertisement.

 

For S. No. 1 the         applicant working in the University as Professor, his/her salary will be protected.

 

For S. No. 2 the applicant working in the University/College as Associate Professor, his/her salary will be protected.

 

Note: For prescribed proforma and eligibility conditions, please visit           ICSSR website: www.icssr.org

               

 

 

 

 

 

               

INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

ARUNA ASAF ALI MARG

NEW DELHI-110067

JOBS in NIPFP

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC FINANCE AND POLICY
18/2, Satsang Vihar Marg,
Special Institutional Area (Near JNU)
New Delhi – 110067
Fax No. 91-11-26852548
Invites applications for the following posts:
1. Associate Professor in the scale of pay of Rs.37400-67000 with academic grade pay of 
Rs.9000 plus allowances as per Institute's rules. Total emoluments at the minimum of the scale 
will be around Rs. 85,840/- per month.
Age: preferably 40 years (relaxable by Selection Committee in deserving cases).
Qualifi cations Essential: (i) A creditable academic record with Ph.D in Economics and 
specialization in the relevant area with a good background in quantitative economics, 
(ii) Publications in Standard Journals, and (iii) 8 years experience in research or teaching.
Desirable: Experience in empirical analysis of industrial and/or  fi scal policy issues.
Selection may not be confined to only those who apply.
2. Assistant Professor in the scale of pay of Rs.15600-39100 with academic grade pay of 
Rs.7000 plus allowances as per Institute's rules. Total emoluments at the minimum of the scale 
will be around Rs. 49,440/- per month.
Age: preferably 35 years
Qualifi cations Essential: Postgraduate in Economics with specialization in Public Finance/
Macro-Economics, (ii) Ph.D. degree obtained on the basis of dissertation in the relevant area, 
(iii) knowledge of quantitative techniques, and (iv) publications of good standard.
3. Economist  in the scale of pay of Rs.15600-39100 with academic grade pay of Rs.6000 plus 
allowances as per Institute's rules. Total emoluments at the minimum of the scale will be around 
Rs.42,440/- per month.
Age: preferably 30 years
Qualifications Essential: (i) High second class postgraduate degree in Economics, 
(ii) Specialisation in Public Finance, Macro-Economics, and knowledge of quantitative techniques.
Desirable:  2-3 years research or teaching experience
General: (i) The Selection Committee can relax the number of years of experience in the case 
of deserving candidates, (ii) Applications can be submitted throughout the year of 2011. However, 
applications received within 30 days of this advertisement will be considered in the first phase. 
Refer our web site www.nipfp.org.in
Applications can be sent to Secretary or e-mailed to careers@nipfp.org.in 

PUBLIC ECONOMICS CONFERENCE

Papers in Public Economics
Call for Papers
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy has initiated a  lecture series and an annual conference on issues in Public Economics, 
in honour of Dr Raja J. Chelliah. Papers on issues broadly in the area of Public Economics can be submitted for the conference. Papers received would be subject to review. Accepted papers would be published after suitable revision. The conference would be organized during March 16-17, 2011 at New Delhi. For all accepted papers, the Institute will reimburse  travel expenses.
Submission of Paper: February 20, 2011
Authors of accepted papers would be intimated by March 5, 2011.
The papers should be sent in soft copy to pipe@nipfp.org.in
Any other communication regarding the Conference can also be addressed 

United Nation Development Programme

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
For job & application related details, please visit: UNDP is the UN's global development network to help people meet their development needs and build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working as a trusted partner with governments, civil society and the poor to help them build their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING SENIOR POSITION IN THE UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR'S OFFICE
http://www.undp.org.in (Work with us) UN COORDINATION ADVISOR   
DUTY STATION: NEW DELHI  CLOSING DATE: 19 JAN'11 ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED This position is being re-advertised. Candidates who had earlier applied for this position need not re-apply.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 International Conference on Traffic and Logistic Engineering (ICTLE 2011)

2011 International Conference on Traffic and
Logistic Engineering(ICTLE 2011)
29 to 30 April 2011
Chennai, India

The conference will be held every year to make it an ideal platform for people
to share views and experiences in Traffic and Logistic Engineering and related
areas. The ICTLE 2011 conference proceeding will be published by IEEE, which
will be included in the IEEE Xplore, and indexed by the Ei Compendex, ISI
Proceeding and other indexing services.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 25
January 2011.

Enquiries: ictle@vip.163.com
Web address: http://www.ictle.org/
Sponsored by: SIE, IEEE

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