Wednesday, November 30, 2011

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES

 

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INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH (ICSSR)

WESTERN REGIONAL CENTRE, MUMBAI

 

ORGNISES A WORKSHOP

ON

"RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES"

 

5TH TO 9TH DECEMBER 2011

 

Venue: ICSSR Conference Hall, J P Naik Bhavan,

Vidyanagari, Mumbai 400 098.

 

           Registration Fee: Rs 100/-

 

For Registration contact:

          Dr Shefali Pandya: 9820688683               Dr Priscilla Paul: 9821257198

          Mrs Sangita Shirgaonkar 26526050      Shri Sanjay Karnik: 9892039321

 

 

1st Global Conference: 'Skins' and Contemporary Culture (Exploring Critical Issues)


1st Global Conference 'Skins' and Contemporary Culture Tuesday 25th September 2012 – Thursday 27th September 2012 Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:
Now in its sixth series on E4 in the UK and first series on MTV in the US, the brainchild of father-son writing team Bryan Elsley and Jamie Brittain has gained popularity and critical acclaim for the honesty, authenticity and humour of its no-holds-barred depiction of the teenage experience. In a reflexive turn, Skins has become a cultural phenomenon whose influence is registered through its status as essential teen viewing, the Skins party craze and the tendency among fans to perceive their own identities and experiences in relation to characters and situations from the show. The richness of Skins as a televisual text supports wide-ranging explorations of the show's aesthetic, thematic, ideological, social and technological implications.

We therefore invite papers and preconstituted panels that address any aspect of Skins, such as:

   * Representations of teenage life and teen culture
   * Identities: gender, class, race, sexualities (hetero-, homo-, bi-, fluid, queer, etc.)
   * Death and the concept of mortality
   * Mental illness/psychology/psychoanalysis
   * Fandom
   * Transnational reception
   * Analysis of fanvids, fanfics, fanart
   * Assessments of the meaning/cultural significance of specific storylines (c.f. the Naomily phenomenon)
   * Plotline controversies and moral panics
   * Adapting Skins for the American market
   * Narrative and storytelling
   * Creator/showrunner as author
   * Genre analysis
   * Modes of comedy
   * Defining the 'Skins aesthetic'
   * Uses of inter-textuality/pop culture allusions
   * Fashion
   * Music
   * Space and place: Bristol on screen
   * Skins novels
   * Acting and performance
   * Cameos and guest stars
   * Fame and celebrity
   * Production process studies
   * Technologies of production, distribution and reception in the post-broadcast era
   * Skins and Channel 4/E4/MTV
   * Comparative analyses of Skins and other television shows

For 2012, the Skins and Contemporary Culture project will meet alongside our project on Gender and Love It is our intention to create  cross-over sessions between the two groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between gender and love and Skins and contemporary culture. Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 16th March 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper of no more than 3000 words should be submitted by Friday 22nd June 2012. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,
WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords
E-mails should be entitled: SKINS Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this publication. 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

Ann-Marie Cook
Visiting Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for
Creative Industries and Innovation,
Queensland University of Technology,
Australia
E-mail: annmariecook75@gmail.com

Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Wroslyn Road,
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
Email: skins@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 of the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/skins/

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

Post Doc @IIASA

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/pdocs/

Summer Programme @IIASA

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Admin/YSP/reg-info/more_about_the_program.html

International Conference of Cultural and Social Aspects of Research

International Conference of Cultural and Social Aspects of Research 22 to 24 March 2012 San Antonio, United States

This conference will be an International Forum for those who wish to present their projects, papers, and discuss the international, multicultural, social and migration issues in the field of Research and Education.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 31 December 2011.

Enquiries: icill@uiwtx.edu
Web address:
http://www.uiw.edu/education/conference.html
Sponsored by: University of the Incarnate Word

Global Conference on Education

Global Conference on Education 4 to 5 May 2012 Ontario, United States

The GCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The GCE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 April
2012.

Enquiries: edconference@uofriverside.com
Web address:
http://www.uofriverside.com/edconference.html
Sponsored by: University of Riverside

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Faculty @ TISS


THE J.N. TATA ENDOWMENT for the Higher Education of Indians SCHOLARSHIPS 2012-2013

THE J.N. TATA ENDOWMENT for the Higher Education of Indians SCHOLARSHIPS 2012-2013
"..to lift up the best and most gifted…" 
Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the J. N. TATA ENDOWMENT LOAN SCHOLARSHIPS for the academic year  2012-2013 for higher studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Applicants who are: (I) Indian nationals; and (II) (a) graduates of a recognised Indian university with a consistently good academic record; or (b) students in the final year of the 
degree course; or (c) mid-career professionals upto the age of 45, planning to go abroad for further research, specialisation or training. At the time of submitting the completed applications, candidates need not have the admission/award letters from the universities to  which they have applied, for the academic year 2012-2013.
HOW TO APPLY?
Prescribed application forms will be available at the Administrative Office of the Endowment at Mulla House, 4th Floor, 51 M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001 from December 5, 2011 to February 24, 2012. The application fee of Rs.100/- is to be paid in cash or by Money Order or a Demand Draft drawn in favour of "The J. N. Tata  Endowment" mentioning the applicant's full name and address for the Endowment to post the form.

Completed application forms should reach the office of the Endowment not later than March 5, 2012.

THE SELECTION PROCESS
After the initial screening of applications, candidates will be shortlisted for an interview in person by subject experts. The final  selection will be made on the basis of the interview which will be held in Mumbai between March and June 2012. For further details please visit the website: www.dorabjitatatrust.org/about/endowment.aspx
DR. MRS. NAWAZ B. MODY
December 3, 2011 Director

Faculty @ JNU

http://www.jnu.ac.in/main.asp?sendval=Jobs


PhD @ GITAM


Recruitment @ TISS


FPM @ IIM Tiruchirappalli


Jobs @ IEG

INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH
UNIVERSITY OF DELHI ENCLAVE, NORTH CAMPUS, DELHI-110007
The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) plans to appoint one Assistant Professor in the Agricultural Economics Research Unit of the Institute in the scale of pay of Rs. 15,600-
39,100 GP: Rs. 6,000 per month with the usual allowances admissible from time to time. 
Essential Qualifications
An excellent academic record with a Ph.D. in Economics/Agricultural Economics. Persons  with research experience and publications in the area of agricultural development will 
be given preference. The candidate should have good skills in writing, computer use, and  knowledge of statistical packages. The Institute can also consider suitable candidates who may not have applied. The Institute reserves the right not to fill the above position, if circumstances so warrant. Other things being equal, SC/ST/OBC candidates will be preferred.
Interested persons may send their Bio-data with names of three referees and copies of  their two best publications to the  Academic Programmes Officer, Institute of Economic 
Growth, Delhi University Enclave, North Campus, Delhi-110007, (Email: sushil@iegindia. org) within four weeks of publication of this advertisement. Employed candidates must 
route their applications through proper channels.
DIRECTOR

Phd @ Indian Institute of Education


Professor@IIT Guwahati




1st Global Conference: Monstrous Geographies: Places and Spaces of Monstrosity (July 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

1st Global Conference: Monstrous Geographies: Places and Spaces of Monstrosity

Thursday 19th July – Saturday 21st  July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford

CALL FOR PAPERS:

What is the relationship between the monstrous and the geographic – those places monsters inhabit but also places that are configured as being monstrous in and of themselves? Places that engage notions of self and otherness, inclusion and exclusion, normal and aberrant, defense and contagion? From the Necropolis to the Killing Fields and from the Amityville Horror to the island of Dr. Moreau, geographical locations have acted as the repository or emanation of human evil, made monstrous by the rituals and behaviors enacted
within them, or by their peculiarities of atmosphere or configuration. Whether actual or imagined, these places of wonder, fear and horror speak of the symbiotic relation between humanity and location that sees morality, ideology and emotions given physical form in the house, the forest, the island, the nation and even far away worlds in both space and time. These places act as magnets for destructive and evil forces, such as the island of Manhattan; they are the source of malevolent energies and forces, such as Transylvania, Area
51 and Ringu; and they are the fulcrum for chaotic, warping energies, such as the Bermuda Triangle, Atlantis and Pandemonium. Alongside this, there exist the monstrous geographies created by scientific experimentation, human waste and environmental accidents, creating sites of potential and actual disaster such as the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the BP oil disaster, and the devastated coastline of Tohuku, Japan. These places raise diverse post-human quandaries regarding necessities in the present
leading to real or imagined futures of humanity and habitation.

Encompassing the factual and the fictional, the literal and the literary, this project investigates the very particular relationships and interactions between humanity and place, the natural and the unnatural, the familiar and the unfamiliar, and sees a multitude of configurations of human monstrosity and evil projected, inflicted, or immanent to place. Such monstrous geographies can be seen to emerge from the disparity between past and present, memory and modernity, urban and rural and can be expressed through categories
of class, gender and racial difference as well as generational, political and religious tensions.

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

Monstrous Cartographies:
~Terra incognita
~Real and Mythic lost lands: eg., Atlantis, D'yss, and Shangri-La
~Utopias/Dystopias, future cities in time and space
~Malevolent regions: eg., Lemuria, Bermuda Triangle, Transylvania
~Sublime landscapes
~Bodies as maps and maps as bodies, eg. Prison Break

Monstrous Islands:
~As sites of experimentation. Dr. Moreau, Jurassic Park etcAs a beacon for evil: eg., Manhattan in Godzilla and Cloverfield
~As site of ritual evil and incest: eg., Wicker Man, Pitkin Islands, Isle of the Dead
~Imperialist intent and construction: eg., Prospero's Island, Hong Kong, Hashima

Monstrous Cosmographies:
~Evil planets and dimensions
~Comets, meteorites and beings from unknown worlds
~Worlds as dark reflections/twins of Earth
~Planets and alien landscapes that consume and mutate earthly travelers

Monstrous Environmental Geographies:
~Polluted lakes and landscapes
~Landfills, oil spills and mining sites
~Melting icecaps and landforms at risk from global warming
~Land impacted by GM crops and associated experimentation
~Sites of starvation, disaster and pestilence
~De-militarized zones and no-man's lands

Monstrous Religious Sites & Ritualistic Monstrosity:
~Armageddon, Apocalypse and final battlegrounds
~Hell, the Underworld and Valhalla
~Eden, Paradise, El Dorado, Shangri La
~Sites of religious ritual, sacrifice and burial
~Houses and haunts of murderers and serial killers

Monstrous Political Environments
~The land of the enemy and the other
~Sites of attack and retaliation.
~Sites of revolution and protest
~Landscapes of incarceration
~Border crossings
~Magical realist landscapes of escape
~Ghettos, shanty towns and relocation sites
~Urban and rural, cities, towns and villages and regional and national prejudice

Monstrous Landscapes of Conflict:
~Battlefields and military graveyards
~Concentration camps and sites of genocide
~Minefields and sites of damage, destruction and ruin
~Arsenals, bunkers and military experimentation

Uncanny Geographical Temporalities:
~Old buildings in new surroundings
~Buildings with too much, and those without, memory
~Soulless Architecture
~Ideological architecture, palaces, museums etc
~Places held in time, UNESCO sites and historical and listed buildings
~Old towns and New towns, rich and poor
~Appearing and disappearing towns/regions, eg., Brigadoon, Silent Hill.

Monsters on the Move:
~Contagion, scouring and infectious landscapes
~Monsters and mobile technologies: phone, video, cars, planes, computers etc
~Fluid identities, fluid places
~Touring Monstrosities, dreamscapes and infernal topologies

This project will run concurrently with our project on Apocalypse– we welcome any papers considering the problems or addressing issues on Monstrous Geographies and Apocalypse for a cross-over panel. We also welcome pre-formed panels on any aspect of tmonstrous geographies or in relation to crossover panel(s).

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 27th February 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 25th May 2012.

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, f0 up to 10 keywords
E-mails should be entitled: Monstrous Geographies 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). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. All accepted abstracts will be included in this  publication. 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

  * Jessica Rapson
    Goldsmiths University,
    London,
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: enp02jr@gold.ac.uk
    .
  * Rob Fisher
    Network Founder & Leader, Inter-Disciplinary.Net
    Freeland, Oxfordshire
    United Kingdom
    E-mail: mg1@inter-disciplinary.net

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. Some papers may also be invited for inclusion in the Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous.

For further details of the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/monstrous-geographies/

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/monstrous-geographies/call-for-papers/

Dr. B.R. AMBEDKAR POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2011-12

Post Doctoral Fellowship

Dr. B.R. AMBEDKAR POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2011-12

 

Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research (CMDR), Dharwad under the financial assistance from Government of Karnataka invites applications from eligible Scheduled Caste candidates for the award of Dr.B R Ambedkar Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) to write a research paper or to undertake small studies on social exclusion.

 

Eligibility : The scholar must have Ph.D Degree in Social Science

 

Age Limit : The upper age limit for PDF is 40 years as on 1st July 2011

 

Value: The maximum Fellowship amount will be Rs.1,00,000 (Rs.one lakhs only) inclusive of travel costs, contingencies and costs of accommodation.

 

Duration of Fellowship : Three Months

 

Number of Fellowship : One (1)

 

Fellowship Conditions :

1. Only the candidate short listed by CMDR will be considered for the award of fellowship,

2. The fellowship amount will be released in the following three installments on the basis of satisfactory progress of work as assessed by CMDR.

i. 40% as first installment on initiation of the study on the theme approved by CMDR,

ii. 40% as second installment on production of interim report,

iii. 20% as final installment on submission of the final report of the study.

3. The final report received from the scholar will be sent to a reviewer for suggestions and comments,

4. The scholar has to present a seminar on the study on a mutually convenient date,

5. The finalized report completed under the fellowship after incorporating all the comments of the review and received in the seminar shall be considered for publication as a CMDR monograph and Centre reserves the right to publish completed manuscript.

6. Only after two sets of the finalized copy of the report is submitted to CMDR, the balance amount of 20% fellowship amount will be released.

 

A concept note on any theme under social exclusion with specified format of application duly filled in should reach the I/c Director, Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research (CMDR), Near Yalakki Shettar Colony, Dharwad – 580004 not later than 15th December 2011.

 

The Centre reserves the right to reject any application without assigning any reason.

 

To download application format, please visit our website http://cmdr.ac.in.

CENTRE FOR MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH (CMDR)

Dr.B.R Ambedkar Nagar, Near Yalakki Shettar Colony, Dharwad – 580004

 

To download application format, please visit website http://cmdr.ac.in.

 

Monday, November 28, 2011

One Day Seminar

Dear Sir or Ma'm

We are pleased to announce the impending One Day National Seminar on "Media and Politics" organized   by Department of Political Science at Government Brennen College,Thalassery.The seminar is likely to be organized by January 2012.

We hereby invite papers for the seminar programme. T A /DA will be provided as per State Government norms. Second Class Railway fare will be provided to resource persons.

The theme and other details of the seminar is avialbale in the following links.

Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/notes/dept-of-political-sciencegovernment-brennen-college/national-seminar-on-media-and-politicscall-for-paper-department-of-political-sci/297564966930687

http://bijugayu.blogspot.com/2011/11/national-seminar-on-media-and.html

Biju P R,

Assistant Professor,

Department of Political Science ,

Government Brennen College,

Thalassery,

Kannur ,Kerala.

670106 ,

Mobile:9847477116,

Email:bijugayu@gmail.com

 




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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

http://ayanendusanyal.blogspot.com/

LONDONICITY 2012: The Second Annual London Studies Conference - London: City of Transformations?

LONDONICITY 2012: The Second Annual London Studies Conference - London: City of Transformations?
Friday 22 June 2012 to Sunday 24 June 2012
Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom

'LONDONICITY 2012: The Second Annual London Studies Conference' seeks to explore, celebrate and critique the great world city from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives in the context of Olympic and Jubilee Year.

The event runs jointly with companion conferences UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012 and FILM AND MEDIA 2012 under the general rubric THE LONDON SYMPOSIUM 2012. A single registration applies.

Proposals for 20-minute Papers and three-Paper Panels are being accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of 31 March 2012.

Enquiries: mail@academicconferenceslondon.com
Proposals only via the website form at
http://www.thelondonconference.com
Sponsored by: Academic Conferences London Ltd
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

2012 2nd International Conference on Management and Artificial Intelligence (ICMAI 2012)

2012 2nd International Conference on Management and Artificial Intelligence (ICMAI 2012) 7 to 8 April 2012 Bangkok, Thailand

ICMAI 2012 will be published in one Volume of IPEDR (ISSN: 2010-4626), and all papers will be included in Engineering & Technology Digital Library, and indexed by Thomson ISI (Web of Knowledge).

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 10 January 2012.

Enquiries: icmai@iedrc.org
Web address: http://www.icmai.org/
Sponsored by: IEDRC
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Friday, November 25, 2011

FILM AND MEDIA 2012: The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference - The End of Representation?


FILM AND MEDIA 2012: The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference - The End of Representation?
Friday 22 June 2012 to Sunday 24 June 2012
Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom

'FILM AND MEDIA 2012: The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference' seeks to explore, celebrate and critique the the screen-based traditions of film, TV, and digital media.

FILM AND MEDIA 2012 runs jointly with companion conferences LONDON CITY 2012 and UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012 under the overall rubric THE LONDON SYMPOSIUM 2012. A single registration applies.

Proposals for 20-minute Papers and three-Paper Panels are being accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of 31 March 2012.

Enquiries: mail@academicconferenceslondon.com

Proposals only via the website form at http://www.thelondonfilmandmediaconference.com
Sponsored by: Academic Conferences London Ltd
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Call for Research Proposals

Dear Friend,

I write to bring to your notice the announcement of a 6-month grant for a research paper in the Strategic and Economic Capacity Building Programme (SECP) at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). The objective of the 3-year programme, supported by the MacArthur Foundation under its Asia Security Initiative, is to address South Asia's increasing need for research and capacity-building in formulating its policy stance on strategic and economic international relations.

This should be of interest especially to young researchers working in areas related to the project objectives. The announcement calling for research proposals is attached. I would appreciate if you share this with any researchers in your network who might be interested.

I look forward to your positive response, and shall be glad to provide any further information.

Thank you,

Best regards,

Rohit Viswanath

Project Associate



CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS ON STRATEGIC ECONOMIC ISSUES



ICRIER invites proposals for writing in-depth research papers on international strategic / economic issues of the future, under the Strategic & Economic Capacity-building Programme (SECP), sponsored by the Macarthur Foundation. The focus of the SECP project is on international and strategic issues of the future, especially in the Asian context, such as those relating to external policy, global governance, regional economic cooperation etc. South Asian academics, diplomats, media-persons and others having appropriate academic background and experience may apply at the earliest. Selected researchers will have six months to produce the paper
under the guidance of an expert mentor of international standing. The papers, on satisfactory completion, will be suitably disseminated through workshops / publications. The papers carry an honorarium of INR 1,00,000 (Indian Rupees One Lakh only), and the possibility of a nominal travel grant.



Please apply at the earliest to the Project Associate, Strategic and
Economic Capacity Building Programme, at the contacts below, along with your
research proposal (in the format given below), and a copy of your CV.





Project Associate, SECP,

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

Core 6A, 4th Floor

India Habitat Center

Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003

India

Tel: (91-11) 43 112400, Fax: (91-11) 24620180 / 24618941, Email:
<mailto:rviswanath@icrier.res.in> rviswanath@icrier.res.in
 
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Format of Research Proposal under SECP





Format of Research Proposal under SECP



I.A     Project Title



Please use a short descriptive title of no more than 20 words.



I.B     Project Summary



A project summary of no more than 250 words. It should, at a glance, provide
the reader with a

clear understanding of the objectives of the proposal and how these
objectives will be achieved.



I.C     Detailed Proposal



Detailed description of the proposed project using no more than ten
pages/5000 words (excluding bibliography). This should cover the following
items:



1.    Introduction and motivation
. Introduction: Background, topicality/significance
. Justification/ Significance/Benefits: briefly indicate what the proposed research will accomplish and what it will contribute to advancing the



2.    Objectives of Research



. The scope of the knowledge the research will explore, and how it will advance the existing knowledge base.



. The specific research hypothesis/questions and anticipated outcomes



3.    Literature review:

A brief review and critique of the relevant literature, making clear how the existing body of work indicates the need for this proposed research. Indicate how you perceive your research to improve, increase or complement current knowledge in this area.

4.    Research design, theoretical concepts, methodology & data Sources

 . Outline of research concept/design and methodology.
 . Data sources, availability, and data-collection methods.

5.    References



A list of references consulted in planning this research project.










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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

http://ayanendusanyal.blogspot.com/

7th Supply Chain Colloquium

Dear Sir/Maam,



I'm  writing to you with regards to our preliminary flagship event the 7th Supply Chain Management Colloquium, scheduled to be held this year on  14th December, 2011. A copy of the brochure is enclosed for your kind perusal.


The Colloquium  brings 300-500 participants representing   senior management from all sectors of the supply chain industry and academics from across the country on one platform for an in depth discussion of the theme : " Learning from Supply Chain Management Practices". (The ambit of IT and its role in the Supply Chain would also be covered by one of our esteemed speakers during the event, among many other interesting themes - pamphlet of topics with speaker names enclosed).

As a lead event in the management calendar, the Colloquium is a must attend for management professionals in India.

In this colloquium SCM practices in various industry segments, problems in managing SC, solutions implemented and latest trends in managing supply chains will be the topics for our deliberations.

A one day event, the colloquium will be addressed by a number of eminent speakers. A lot of effort has been put in to ensure a successful and enriching Colloquium. You would notice from the brochure of the Colloquium, enclosed, that we have the best of speakers and top most subject matter experts.


You will agree that to lend the Colloquium a national character, senior executives & managers from all parts of the country should participate in the Colloquium. I am writing to invite you to block your calendar and also nominate your few fellow industry colleagues / faculty and students from each of your departments and divisions for this important and eagerly awaited flagship event of the management fraternity of India. Most of all for you to consent to being a speaker and gracing the occasion, during our panel discussions to lend depth and dignity to the same.

We  look forward to your active support and co-operation to make the Colloquium, a grand success.

With best wishes and warm regards,



Prabhav Garudadhwajan

Colloquium Coordinator

ITM B-School, Navi Mumbai


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Dear User,

As you all know Professor Christopher A. Sims and Professor Thomas J. Sargent shared the 2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel  'for their empirical research on cause and effect in the macro economy.

Now there is a free offer to download most cited articles of Professor Christopher A. Sims and Professor Thomas J. Sargent that appeared in  Elsevier journals. Please clik on the following article titles and avail the free offer.


Most Cited Articles Professor Christopher A. Sims has published with Elsevier

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Calculating_and_using_second-order_accurate_solutions_of_discrete_time_dynamic_equilibrium_models.pdf>
Calculating and using second-order accurate solutions of discrete time dynamic equilibrium models Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2008, Vol. 32, pp. 3397-3414, Kim J., Kim S., Schaumburg E., Sims C.A.

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Implications_of_rational_inattention.pdf>
Implications of rational inattention Journal of Monetary Economics, 2003, Vol. 50, pp. 665-690, Sims C.A.

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Rational_expectations_modeling_with seasonally_adjusted_data.pdf>
Rational expectations modeling with seasonally adjusted data Journal of Econometrics, 1993, Vol. 55, pp. 9-19, Sims C.A.

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Interpreting_the_macroeconomic_time_series_facts._The_effects_of_monetary_policy.pdf>
Interpreting the macroeconomic time series facts. The effects of monetary policy European Economic Review, 1992, Vol. 36, pp. 975-1000, Sims C.A.

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Bayesian_skepticism_on_unit_root_econometrics.pdf>
Bayesian skepticism on unit root econometrics
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 1988, Vol. 12, pp. 463-474, Sims C.A.



Most Cited Articles Professor Thomas J. Sargent has published with Elsevier

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Drifts_and_volatilities_Monetary_policies_and_outcomes_in_the_post_WWII_US.pdf>
Drifts and volatilities: Monetary policies and outcomes in the post WWII US Review of Economic Dynamics, 2005, Vol. 8, pp. 262-302, Cogley T., Sargent T.J.

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Money_as_a_medium_of_exchange_in_an_economy_with_artificially_intelligent_agents.pdf>
Money as a medium of exchange in an economy with artificially intelligent agents Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 1990, Vol. 14, pp.329-373, Marimon R., McGrattan E., Sargent T.J.

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Convergence_of_least_squares_learning_mechanisms_in_self-referential_linear_stochastic_models.pdf>
Convergence of least squares learning mechanisms in self-referential linear stochastic models Journal of Economic Theory, 1989, Vol. 48, pp. 337-368, Marcet A., Sargent T.J.

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Formulating_and_estimating_dynamic_linear_rational_expectations_models.pdf>
Formulating and estimating dynamic linear rational expectations models Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 1980, Vol. 2, pp. 7-46, HansenL.P., Sargent T.J.

<http://www.elsevier.com/framework_aboutus/pdfs/Nobel_Economics_2011/Rational_expectations_and_the_theory_of_economic_policy.pdf>
Rational expectations and the theory of economic policy Journal of Monetary Economics, 1976, Vol. 2, pp. 169-183, Sargent, T.J.,
Wallace, N.

Registrar required @ ISEC

Applications/Nominations are invited for the post of REGISTRAR of the Institute in the pay scale of Rs.37,400-67,000 AGP 9,000 plus allowances. Candidates should be (a) a Post Graduate with minimum 50% marks, (b) must have minimum 10 years of working experience in General Administration and Institutional Management, Human Resource Development, Personnel Management and in all aspects of campus management including Hospitality, Facilities, Events and Security Management.

The age of retirement of Registrar is 62 years. Retired officers of the Army/ Navy/ Airforce who are of age to give more than two/three years of service are eligible to apply.

Application form and full details regarding the essential and desirable qualifications, age, job responsibilities, experience, terms and conditions of appointment, mode of selection, remuneration, etc., are available on the Institute's website www.isec.ac.in. The Selection Committee reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason.

The applications/nominations complete in all respects addressed to the Director, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Dr V K R V Rao Road, Nagarabhavi P.O., Bangalore 560 072, should reachon or before December 26, 2011. Internal candidates possessing the required qualifications may also apply.

Educational Qualification and Experiences

1. Essential:

a. Should be a Post Graduate with minimum of 50% marks.

b. Should be Computer trained with proficiency in basic office management softwares

c. Should possess sound knowledge of accounting, budgeting, Civil Services Regulation, Labour Laws and Indian Official Secret Acts.

d. Must have minimum 10 years of working experience in General Administration and Institutional Management, Human Resource Development, Personnel Management and in all aspect of campus management including Hospitality, Facilities, Events and Security Management.

e. Should possess good communication skills.

2. Desirable:

a. Post Graduate in any Subject of a recognized university//MBA in HRD & PM/Post Graduate in HRD

b. Minimum five years experience in handling independently all the aspects of management and administration of a large sized establishment / Institution.

c. Sound knowledge of Kannada

d. Sound Knowledge of contracting, purchase, asset and inventory management.

3. Category of Candidate and Age Criteria

The candidates may be selected from the following categories:

a. On deputation from the Karnataka Administrative Service Officers and other Institutions. Should have sufficient five years of service left for superannuation.

b. Through direct recruitment by open advertisement. Age up to 57 years. Internal candidates may also apply.

c. Retired Army/Navy/Air Force Officers (through open advertisement/Army Placement Agency). ISEC will prefer a senior Defence Services Officer of the rank of Colonel or equivalent ranks from other defence services.

Terms and Conditions of Engagement

4. Period of Engagement:

(a) The candidates on deputation from Government will serve for the period as per the acceptance of the parent organization agreed by the Selection Committee.

(b) Internal and directly recruited candidates will be appointed initially on contract basis for two years. The contract may be extended further up to three years by a Review Committee consisting of the Chairman BoG, One nominee of the BoG, One Professor of the Institute and Director. The incumbent may be considered for a fresh term in competition with others for further appointment up to the age of 62 years.

Job Responsibilities

1. Registrar is the Administrative Officer responsible for the Administrative, co-ordination of all the activities in the Institute. Registrar will function under the instructions of the Director and report to the Director on all matters and perform such functions as may be assigned by the Director in addition to those listed hereunder. Registrar will be responsible for:

(a) Co-ordination and facilitation of PhD Admission, Seminars & Workshops, Academic and research activities. All the project MoUs will be signed by the Registrar on behalf of the ISEC Society except those required specifically to be signed by the Director.

(b) Under the instructions of the Director Registrar will prepare the Budget, keep Financial control, Interior Economy, supervise Auditing and preparation of annual report of the Institute in consultation with the Accounts Officer and others.

(c) Making all the administrative arrangements for all the meetings, functions, conferences, seminars, public and memorial lectures and other events.

(d) Safe and secure maintenance of all research schedules, records, research reports and property/assets of the Institute and keeping a proper inventory of all of them.

(e) Ensure that all offices follow proper filing systems so that all papers, correspondence and records are securely kept and are easily accessible.

(f) Controlling, Supervising and Monitoring the functioning of Accounts, Publication Section, Library and all other administrative and support groups and ensure their smooth functioning.

(g) Representing the Institute in suits or proceedings by or against the Institute, sign powers of attorney and perform pleadings or depute his representative for this purpose.

(h) Initiate action under the instruction of the Director as per the ISEC Rules for all permanent and temporary recruitment, Performance Appraisal, Evaluation, Promotion and career advancement of all employees.

(i) Responsible welfare officer of the Institute and of the residents residing in the campus.

(j) Framing and issuing instructions for the campus and infrastructures management, general administration, Hospitality, Events and institutional management under the instructions of the Director.

(k) Lead as the Chief Security, Safety and Loss prevention Officer of the Institute, issuing instructions on these matters and ensure the same through the concerned staff.

(l) Ensure that the standard office procedures, official code of conduct and office secrecy is strictly observed by all employees. Initiate disciplinary action as per the Rules of ISEC against any defaulters under the instructions of the Director.

(m) The Registrar will be the Secretary to the Board of Governors and Annual General Body Meetings and member cum convener of all other committee meetings. All the meeting notices will be issued under the signature of the Registrar unless otherwise specified.

(n) Assist the Director in all activities of the Institute and perform any other duties assigned and delegated by the Director time to time.

Remuneration and Perquisites

5. Basic Pay:

Candidate on deputation will be entitled to basic pay as per the prevailing scales of the parent organization; the Internal and directly recruited candidates will be entitled to basic pay in the scale of Associate Professor.

6. Accommodation and Miscellaneous:

Registrar must stay in the campus. Appropriate Rent and Tax Free accommodation will be provided to the Registrar and no HRA will be payable. ISEC will also provide a residential telephone for official work. He shall be allowed the use of an ISEC Car up to 200 kilometers in a month for personal visit to the town.

7. Application and Advertisement:

Application/nomination shall be invited from the Govt. of Karnataka, from retired officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force (through Army Placement Agency) and from other organization like: Universities, Research Institutes, Training Centres etc. Advertisement will be placed in national, local news papers and electronic media as per the Rules of the Institute for selection of faculties.

General Information

a. Mode of Selection shall be interview. The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for interview to a reasonable limit, on the basis of higher qualifications(s) and relevant experience prescribed.

b. The Selection Committee also reserves the right of rejecting any or all applications without assigning any reasons therefore.

c. The decision of the Institute in all matters would be final and binding, and no correspondence in this regard would be entertained.

d. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

 

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UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012: The First Annual British Studies Conference - Great Britain: A United Kingdom?

Subject: UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012: The First Annual British Studies Conference - Great Britain: A United Kingdom?

UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012: The First Annual British Studies Conference - Great Britain: A United Kingdom?

Friday 22 June 2012 to Sunday 24 June 2012 Institute of Education, University of London,
United Kingdom

'UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012: The First Annual British Studies Conference' seeks to explore, celebrate and critique the many varied identities of UK society - including its histories, geographies, and cultures - in Olympic and Jubilee Year.

The event runs jointly with companion conferences LONDONICITY 2012 and FILM AND MEDIA 2012 under the general rubric THE LONDON SYMPOSIUM 2012. A single
registration applies.

Proposals for 20-minute Papers and three-Paper Panels are being accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of 31 March 2012.

Enquiries: mail@understandingbritain.com
Proposals only via the website form at
http://www.understandingbritain.com
Sponsored by: Academic Conferences London Ltd
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EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul

EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul 24 to 26 May 2012 Istanbul, Turkey

We would like to invite you to participate in the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) 2012 Conference - Istanbul, which will bring together many distinguished  researchers in economics, finance, and business fields from all over the world.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 31 January 2012.

Enquiries: ebes@ebesweb.org
Web address:
http://www.ebesweb.org/Conferences/2012Conferenceist/index.asp
Sponsored by: Eurasia Business and Economics
Society (EBES) and Istanbul Economic Research
Association
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INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN AICTE SPONSORED SDP ON MARKETING RESEARCH PROCESS AND DATA ANALYSIS FROM DECEMBER 15 TO 29, 2011


STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

ON

MARKETING RESEARCH PROCESS AND DATA ANALYSIS

SPONSORED BY

ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION (AICTE)

NEW DELHI

 

FROM

DECEMBER 15 to 29, 2011

(The last date for Registration for the SDP is DECEMBER 06, 2011)

 

ORGANISED BY

M. M. INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

MAHARISHI MARKANDESHWAR UNIVERSITY

MULLANA- 133207, HARYANA, INDIA

(M. M. University, Mullana is located on Ambala- Jagadhri Highway (NH-73). Mullana is 25 Kms from Ambala Cantt.; 33 Kms from Yamunanagar,  220 Kms from Delhi and 68 kms from Chandigarh. It is well connected by rail and road.)

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

At the very outset, do accept my greetings & regards.

 

I hope this mail finds you in good health and spirit.

 

It is my privilege to inform you that Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana is organizing a Staff Development Programme (SDP) on Marketing Research Process & Data Analysis, during December 15 to 29, 2011.

 

In this connection, it is our honour to invite you to participate in the same. The detailed brochure and Registration Form is enclosed herewith. There are no registration charges as the event is sponsored by AICTE, New Delhi. The last date of submission of scanned copy of registration form on infoijrcm@gmail.com is December 06, 2011, and for the original of same is December 08, 2011, which should reach at following address:

 

Dr. Bhavet

Organising Secretary

Staff Development Programme

M. M. Institute of Management

Maharishi Markandeshwar University

Mullana – 133 207, District Ambala, Haryana, India.

 

It is important to mention here that the seats are limited one, and would be made available on first come first serve basis.

 

Limited hostel accommodation is available which will be provided free of cost to participants on first come first serve basis. However, accommodation may be booked in hotels in adjoining areas on payment basis.

 

Please pass this information to your friends and colleagues for availing this opportunity.

 

We look forward your kind support, cooperation and active involvement in the above noted programme.


Hoping an appropriate consideration by your good-self.

 

With sincere regards

 

Thanking you profoundly

 

Academically yours

 

Sd/-

(Dr. Bhavet)

Co-Editor

International Journal of Research in Commerce & Management (IJRCM)

www.ijrcm.org.in

&

Faculty & Organising Secretary

Staff Development Programme

M. M. I. M., Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana.

Email: infoijrcm@gmail.com


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fourth International Conference on Emerging Financial Markets

Fourth International Conference on Emerging Financial Markets

Conference Venue : PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
Conference Date: 29th December, 2011
We are happy to inform you that ICF is organizing the fourth International Conference on Emerging Financial Markets on 29 December 2011 at PSG Institute of Management with support from CIBER, Florida International University
The International Conference on Emerging Financial Markets is a yearly event organized by the International center for finance to provide an opportunity to researchers to share their findings in the areas of Finance and investments, with an emphasis on emerging markets. We cordially invite you to participate in the conference, and also sponsor one or two good researchers of your institution/ university to participate.

Call for papers

Research proposal in the broad area of economics, finance or accounting are invited to be submitted and presented where experts in the field can critique and support to fine tune the completion of research. Conceptual, theory-building or empirical full papers from the above disciplines are also welcome.

Submission Guidelines

Abstract of working paper or research in progress in about 200 words along with author profile to be submitted on or before 10 December 2011. Acknowledgement of acceptance of the abstract will be sent via email only. Accepted abstracts should be presented by the author or anyone of the co-authors
Full papers sent will be considered for publication in the Journal for Emerging Financial Markets ISSN 2230-8792 after the review process. Authors are also encouraged to present their paper, however only on the condition that they are willing to discuss another research paper during the conference.

Fee Details

All Registrants can attend the conference workshop on Research in Finance. Registration fee include the charge for lunch and high tea for the delegates. Accommodation Breakfast and dinner would be provided on request and is chargeable. All payments for registration and accommodation should be made by crossed demand draft in favour of "PSG Institute of Management", payable at Coimbatore, India.

Category

From India

Overseas

Academicians/ Executives

Rs.1000

US$ 100

Researchers & Students

Rs.500

US$ 50

Workshop on Research in Finance

Micro Finance – Dr.Krishnan Dandapani, Professor, Florida International University
Capital Market – Trends and Prospects for Research – Dr.S.Karthikeyan, Director, Coimbatore capital
Financial Models for Research – Dr.M.Thenmozhi, Professor, IIT Chennai

Conference Details

Conference Chair

Dr. V. Srividya, PSG Institute of Management, India. srividya@psgim.ac.in, info@psgicf.in

Advisory Board:

Shri L. Gopalakrishnan
Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions, India.
Prof.Krishnan Dandapani
Florida International University, USA.
Prof. R.Nandagopal,
Director, PSG Institute of Management, India
Dr.M.Thenmozhi
Professor, IIT, Chennai
Dr.R.Shanmugham
Professor, BSMED, Bharathiar University

Program Committee

Dr.V.Thilagam, Associate Professor, PSGIM
Dr.M.Pandikumar, Asst. Professor, PSGIM
Dr. N.V.K Vijaykumar, Asst.Professor, PSGIM
Mr.P.Varadaraj, Asst.Professor, PSGIM
Ms. D. Kavitha, Asst.Professor, PSGIM
The International Center for Finance(ICF) established at PSG Institute of Management organizes workshops, short term programmes and annual conference on Emerging Financial Markets since 2007 to promote research and practice in the equity market and financial services area.
The Journal of Emerging Financial Market ( JEFM) is the official publication of the ICF at PSGIM.It serves as a forum for publishing leading research articles across the field of financial research. Published annually the journal is devoted to dissemination of theoretical and empirical research in finance area. JEFM encourages a multi disciplinary approach and different methodologies of research.

 

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Dr.N.Vijayakumar.
Assistant Professor (SG)
PSG Institute of Management
PSG College of Technology
Coimbatore - 641 004
Mobile: 0-9443382134

Thank You

Dr.P.S.SIVAKUMAR,M.A.,M.Phil., Ph.D.,
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ECONOMICS,
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE,
M.G.R.COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE,
HOSUR - 635 109,
KRISHNAGIRI DISTRICT, TAMILNADU, INDIA.

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