Monday, February 27, 2012

EDULEARN12 (4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies)

EDULEARN12
4th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
2nd - 4th July 2012
Barcelona (Spain)
Website: www.edulearn12.org
Email: edulearn12@iated.org
Abstracts submission deadline: March 29th, 2012
On-line submission at: www.edulearn12.org/submit

EDULEARN12 is an annual international conference for professors, researchers,
lecturers and educational technologists from all disciplines. It is an
excellent opportunity to present your projects and experiences and meet other
colleagues from all parts of the world.

The attendance of more than 700 delegates from 75 different countries is
expected.

There are 3 presentation modalities: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL.

You can submit your abstracts until March 29th 2012 (included) at:
www.edulearn12.org/submit

Two ISBN publications (EDULEARN12 Abstracts CD and EDULEARN12 Proceedings CD)
will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers. Accepted
contributions will be included in our Digital Library database of Education
and Research innovation projects.

In addition, you will be able to enjoy the cosmopolitan and attractive city of
Barcelona, unique for its cultural, artistic and historical richness, lovely
surroundings and nice beaches of the well-known "Costa Brava".

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

Best regards,

EDULEARN12 Technical Secretariat
Email: edulearn12@iated.org
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Fourth Annual American Business Research Conference

Fourth Annual American Business Research Conference
4 to 5 June 2012
New York, United States

Theoretical and empirical papers relating to all
areas of Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance,
Management and Marketing are invited for the
conference with publication opportunities in 6
Cabell listed journals

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 4 May 2012.

Enquiries: uspapcon@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.worldconfo.com
Sponsored by: Business Care Australia (New York)
and World Business Institute

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Media and Politics

Media and Politics

One Day National Seminar on 29 February, 2012.

Department of Political Science

Government Brennen College

Reaccredited by NAAC with "A" Grade

Affiliated to Kannur Univesity,Kerala,India.

The media as a collection of societal institution that are concerned
with production and dissemination of all forms of knowledge requires
wider academic attention. In recent years media has become significant
potential political actor. There are several reasons for media
becoming a tool for political communication. The decline of family as
a primary agent of political socialization, proliferation of
television channels and the marketisation of media platforms together
constitute a "mediated politics" in the world.

In contemporary world, our perception of democracy, election, public
opinion, social capital, public sphere and even protest consciousness
are being mediated. This seminar cast fresh thoughts and reminds us
the desirability of a vibrant civil society in the media age of our
time.

The Department of Political science herby invites your participation
for the same.

Resource Person

Prof.Dr.P L Dharma,

Chairperson, Department of Political Science, Mangalore University

K M Roy,

Senior Journalist

N P Chekkutty

Senior Journalsit

Santhosh Mathew Veranani,

Assistant Professor,Centre for South Asian Studies,Pondicherry Central
University

Arun Kumar

Assistant Professor in Political Science,Government College Victoria,

Dr.M A Lal,

Assistant Professor and Research Officer,Kerala State Higher Education council

Registration starts at 8.30 on 29-02-2012

Contact

Biju P R,Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
,Government Brennen College, Thalassery, Kannur ,Kerala. 670 106,
Mobile: 9847477116, Email:bijugayu@gmail.com

See the link -http://bijugayu.blogspot.in/2012/02/v-behaviorurldefaultvml-o.html

Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=353121798041670

Routemap

How to Reach the College

The college is situated on the NH 17; 5 KM away from Thalassery
Railway Station; 60 KM away from Calicut Airport ;167 KM away from
Mangalore Airport.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

2nd Global Conference: Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

22nd Global Conference
Writing: Paradigms, Power, Poetics, Praxis

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:
This global research and publications project on
Writing will explore the many facets of writing
from an interdisciplinary perspective. It seeks to
explore the many intertextual and intersemiotic
facets of writing as they exists in the digital
age but also taking into account the historical
forces, process and mechanisms, their
relationships to contemporary writing forms, and
the possibilities of future directions.  'All
writing comes from somewhere' and with this axiom
in mind this project will not only examine the
pragmatic elements of writing but also the complex
issues concerning the metafunctions of writing as
a creative and purposeful process across various
disciplines.

Papers, presentations, reports, workshops and
pre-formed panels are invited on, but not limited
to any of the following focus areas;

1. Writing as a Creative Process: Theory and Practice

- What are the origins and forms of creative
writing?
- What are the personal and interpersonal
relationship between creativity and writing?
- How is effective and creative writing
developed and nurtured?
- How do various disciplines understand the
pragmatic elements of writing and the thought
processes that underpin writing?
- What are the similarities/differences in
understanding between the related research
disciplines?
- How can creative writing be fostered in a
world dominated by measurement, outcomes and
benchmarks?
- How do authors actually write?

2. Writing across the Disciplines: Theory and Practice

- How do various disciplines define writing?
- The psychology, philosophy and pedagogy of
writing of various fields of thought
- What is creativity in theory and practice in
the business world?
- Can writing be taught?
- How do readers engage with writing?
- What does engagement with writing and the
writing process mean for adults and for children?
- How does writing develop in all age groups
or across age groups?
- What are the various forms
Inter-disciplinary approaches to teaching writing?
- Historical and contemporary representations
of writing as art, in film and literature?
- The future role of writing?
- How will the visual media be related to
writing in the next decade or beyond?
- The relationships between children's
engagement with television, film, visual literacy
and writing?
- Traditional forms of writing: what are they
and how do they fit in the visual age?
- The role and nature of learning theories and
their view of writing

3. Critical and Cultural Thinking

- How is writing linked to critical thinking?
Is it the same as critical literacy?
- Where does this writing ability come from?
- What is the role of the 'significant other'
in developing critical engagement with writing at
home, school and beyond?
- What are the conditions that foster critical
thinking and critical writing?
- How is writing engendered and produced in
different contexts of cultural contexts?
- Developing writing as life skills, social
issues and education for citizenship in the 21st
century

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
4th May 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the
conference, a full draft paper should be submitted
by Friday 3rd August 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, up to 10
keywords
E-mails should be entitled: Writing2 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

Phil Fitzsimmons
Faculty of Education,
Avondale College of Higher Learning
New South Wales, Australia
E-mail: phil.fitzsimmons@avondale.edu.au

Rob Fisher
Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
E-Mail: write2@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Education Hub series
of research projects, which in turn belong to the
At the Interface programmes of
Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share
ideas and explore discussions which are innovative
and challenging. 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 or volumes.

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

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

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a
not-for-profit network and we are not in a
position to be able to assist with conference
travel or subsistence.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Applications @ BHU

http://14.139.41.23:8080/suet/

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Suffering

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suffering

Tuesday 13th November – Thursday 15th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call for Papers:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference
seeks to explore if, or to what extent, meaning
can be found in suffering. During the course of
living our lives, we are invariably forced to stop
and question why we suffer – be it through
illness, pain, loss, grief or the multitude of
distressing circumstances which we encounter.
Problems arise in a variety of contexts and due to
a bewildering variety of conditions. And because
our lives are constant streams of experience, the
nature of suffering and consequently the 'meaning'
of such suffering continually varies and changes.

The conference aims to raise and assess a variety
of questions related to the nature of suffering,
the origins of suffering, the 'meaning' of
suffering, explanations for suffering and
responding to suffering. Papers, workshops,
presentations and pre-formed panels are invited on
any of the following themes:

I. What is Suffering?
- Defining 'suffering'. What is 'suffering'?
How do we approach 'suffering'?
- Is suffering unique or exclusive to human beings?
- Non-human suffering
- Categories of suffering. Suffering as: a
problem; a condition;  an expression; an
experience; a position of powerlessness; a
consequence of meaninglessness; a result of
affliction.

II. The Roots of Suffering
- The origins of suffering
- Suffering as universal; as international; as
national; as local; as particular
- Suffering and history
- The contexts and conditions of suffering
- Producing suffering

III. The Meaning of Suffering
- Suffering and meaning
- Suffering and language
- What is at stake when dealing with suffering?
- The 'limits' of suffering
- The dangers of suffering

IV. Explaining Suffering
- Suffering and explanation
- Theories of suffering: the work of the
disciplines
- Theories of suffering: the work of the
professions
- Theories of suffering: the work of the vocations
- Silence and suffering

V. Suffering and Practice
- Suffering, apathy and indifference
- Alleviating suffering
- Practices causing, prolonging, truncating,
overcoming, relieving or resolving suffering
- Suffering, hope and despair

VI. Suffering and Religion
- Suffering from the perspective of religious
traditions
- Suffering and sacred texts
- Portraits of suffering and sufferers
- Suffering and 'redemption'
- Suffering and atheism

VII. Representing Suffering
- Suffering and representation
- Suffering in literature
- Suffering in the media
- Suffering in tv, film, theatre and radio
- Suffering in cybercultures

VIII. Confronting Suffering
- Meaning, suffering and action
- Overcoming suffering
- Should suffering be overcome?
- Case studies
- Practice(s), resolution(s), settlement

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
4th May 2012. If an abstract is accepted for the
conference, a full draft paper should be submitted
by Friday 3rd August 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, f) up to
10 keywords
E-mails should be entitled: Suffering3 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

Nate Hinerman
Nursing/Theology and Religious Studies
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, USA
E-mail: nphinerman@usfca.edu

Rob Fisher
Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
E-Mail: suffer3@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Making Sense Of:
series of research projects, which in turn belong
to the Probing the Boundaries programmes of
Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share
ideas and explore discussions which are innovative
and challenging. 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/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-
of/suffering/

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/making-sense-
of/suffering/call-for-papers/

Jobs @ University of Hyderabad Last Date extended

http://www.uohyd.ac.in/index.php/79-spotlight/408-employment-notification-date-extended

5th Batch of Short-term Training in Qualitative Research Methods 25-27th April 2012

Dear all

Greetings from Nakkeeran.

I am pleased to inform you that the 5th batch of short-term training
in qualitative research methods in health and medical research has
been announced. It is going to be held between 25th to 27th April
2012.

This programme will be useful to graduate / post graduate students of
public health, medicine, social sciences, independent scholars,
researchers from public health / medical research institutions,
government departments and NGOs working in the area of public health,
social science and development professionals.

A brochure and application form have been enclosed herewith. I would
appreciate if you could circulate this information with your
colleagues, project staff, students and friends.

Thank you

With best regards

Dr. N. Nakkeeran
Associate Professor
IIPHG
Sardar Patel Institute Campus
Drive-In Road; Thaltej Ahmedabad - 380054
Phone 9913388528; 079 40240444
nnakkeeran@iiphg.org

Thank You Ms Pinki Neogi, for this information

UIADR @ CDS

Using Internet for Applied Development Research Introduction:

Internet has become a major source of information for social
scientists, and users benefit from improved search and other tools
that optimise one's use of the Internet. In this context, CDS has
developed a short duration training programme on 'Using Internet for
Applied Development Research' for research scholars in economics and
other social sciences, across colleges and universities in India.

Programme Objectives:

Given a research topic, after attending the course, the participant
should be able to:

* Prepare a comprehensive but issue-specific bibliography using freely
available resources on the www;
* Identify secondary source datasets;
* Download the identified datasets in an efficient manner; and
* Familiarise with different methods of dissemination (of output) and networking

Programme Content:

The programme will take the participant through the various stages
involved in conducting a applied development research project and will
familarise the participant with the Internet resources which can make
that step easier. The topics covered include tools for power browsing,
searching, downloading, data analysis, collaborating, and reporting
writing etc.

Hitherto seven versions of the programme have been offered in
2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively. The eighth
version of the programme will be offered during March-April 2012.
Those who are interested may contact the Course co-ordinators:
mani@cds.ac.in or murali@cds.ac.in

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Workshop on Reference Management for Resarchers @CDS

Dear all,

K.N. Raj Library is organizing a Workshop on Reference Management for
Resarchers.

The workshop will cover the following topics:
- Installation and customization of reference software Zotero and Mendeley
- Using reference softwares for developing references
- Managing literature including notes and annotations
- Referencing / citation - styles
- Integration with Word Processor for citing and generating bibliography
- Data backup and restore

Resource persons:
Dr. M. Parameswaran
V. Sriram
P. Sivakumar

Date, Time and Venue
March 6th and 7th 2012 from 3.30pm to 5.00pm at CDS Auditorium

This workshop is for CDS research community. Those who are interested
to participate may kindly contact Shri P. Sivakumar (Extn 263,
siva@cds.ac.in). Those who have laptop computer may download the
installation files from the CDS Share Drive \\Pc139-admin-lib\Workshop
and install it your laptop computer before the workshop commences.

Kindly get in touch with me for any further information.

Regards,

V. Sriram
Chief Librarian, K N Raj Library

--
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/

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

National Conference on PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

National Conference on PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

By Vivek Kumar Verma / February 10, 2012 / Call for Papers/Articles,
Conferences/Seminars, National / Leave a comment
DATE: May 26-27, 2012

ORGANIZER: Amity Law School, GGS IP University, New Delhi & All India
Law Teachers Congress (AILTC)

VENUE: Amity Law School, Noida Campus, UP

THEME: Private International Law

SUB-THEMES:

Legal Education in India
Surrogacy & inter Country Adoption in India
NRI marriages in India
International commercial Transaction
Women and child Trafficking
GUIDELINES:

You are requested to kindly confirm your participation by sending
registration fee of Rs.700/- by a Demand Draft in favor of Amity Law
School, GGS IP University, New Delhi, payable at New Delhi.
Registration charges are fixed at 700 INR and the Registration charges
will include Tea, Lunch on 26th and 27th May, 2012 along with the
folder containing study material and a pen.
Please send the completed registration form along with the Draft, with
"Registration Form for National Conference on Private International
Law", subscribed on the envelope to: Amity Law School, GGS IP
University, F-1 Block, Sec 125, Amity Campus, Noida – 201303 Tel: +91
98680 34567
IMPORTANT DATES:

Last date for Registration: 7th May, 2012
Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 30th April, 2012
Notification of Abstract Confirmation: 10th May, 2012
Submission of Paper: 18th May, 2012.
DOWNLOAD AILTC Registration Form

For further Clarifications or any other question, please contact the
Conference Coordinator, Ajay Kumar: +91 98680 34567
http://knowledgesteez.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/national-conference-on-private-international-law/

Thanx Niteesh Upadhyay NUJS for this information

Job Opening at Ahmedabad University

http://www.ahduni.edu.in/currentopenings.shtml

Multiple Faculty Positions at all Levels

At a Glance:
Position: Multiple positions in every field of management
Minimum qualification: Ph. D. from a recognized university
Experience: Preferred depending upon the position applied for
Terms of employment: Regular on scale
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with relevant experience based on
6th Pay Commission

Applications are invited for multiple faculty positions at all levels
(assistant professor, associate professor as well as professor) for
the following institutions of Amrut Mody School of Management,
Ahmedabad University:
Postgraduate Institution of Management
(offering MBA and Entrepreneurial MBA programmes)
B. K. Majumdar Institution of Business Administration
(offering BBA and BBA-Honours programmes)
H. L. Institute of Commerce
(offering B. Com. Programme)
The minimum qualification required is a terminal degree (Ph. D.) or
equivalent from a
recognized university in India or abroad in any one of the following areas:
o Economics
o Finance
o Information Systems
o Quantitative techniques
o Operations management
o Operations Research
o Marketing
o Organisational behaviour and Human resources
o All other areas of management

Those who are in advance stage of thesis writing can also be considered.

A passion for teaching, good teaching record, research record
commensurate with the position applied for, and interest in
institutional services in addition to willingness to shape up young
minds are the essential requirements for working at Ahmedabad
University.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a seminar and interview.

Eligibility and pay scale for various positions are as prescribed by
the Ahmedabad University. (Sixth Pay Commission recommendations
notified by GoG have been implemented.)

The applications will be processed after March 15, 2012 and the
positions will be open until filled.

Interested candidates can send or e-mail their curriculum vitae to
(mark your application with specialization field, position applied for
as well as Institution for which applied):

The Dean
Post Graduate Institute of Management
Amrut Mody School of Management
Plot No.16/1, Vikram Sarabhai Marg
Opp. IIM Old Campus, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad – 380 009.
E-mail: careers@ahduni.edu.in
Web: pgim.ahduni.edu.in / www.amsom.edu.in

Research Associate

At a Glance:
Position: Research Associate
Minimum qualification: MBA from a recognized university
Experience: Preferred in terms of case development and research
Terms of employment: Contractual for two to three years
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with relevant experience

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate at PGIM, AMSoM.

The minimum qualification required is a Masters Degree in Management
or equivalent from a recognized university in India or abroad, with a
good grade point average or percentage.

Experience of case writing and /or research is preferable.

The position is contractual for a period of two to three years.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with prior relevant experience.

The applications will be processed after 13-Feb-2012 and the position
will be open until filled.

Interested candidates can send or e-mail their curriculum vitae to:

The Director
Post Graduate Institute of Management
Amrut Mody School of Management
Plot No.16/1, Vikram Sarabhai Marg
Opp. IIM Old Campus, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad – 380 009.
E-mail: careers@ahduni.edu.in (Subject: Research Associate at PGIM, AMSoM)
Web: pgim.ahduni.edu.in / www.amsom.edu.in

Thanks To Pinki Neogi of GIDR for this information

PhD @ BHU Last Date 28 FEB 2012

http://www.bhu.ac.in/admission/admission2012-13/cret_ex/bulletin.pdf

Invitation to Seminar

Dear Sir/ Madam

It gives us  immense pleasure to inform you that Dr. Ambedkar Studies
Centre of our college is organizing UGC sponsored Interdisciplinary
National Seminar on "Ambedkar's Vision on the 21st Centaury" on 26th
February,  2012. Brochure of the seminar is attached herewith .

Regards

Dr. Alok Kumar Pandey
Department of Economics
DAV PG College (BHU), Varanasi
Maharshi Dayanand Marg
Narharpur, Ausanganj
Varanasi.-01
Mob. 08004313911
alokpandey.dav@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Call for papers

High-quality research papers are invited for a volume to come out of a
seminar on
the topic titled, "Changing Forms of Communalism and Future of India's
Minorities", to be held on March 13-14, 2012 @ Mir Anis Hall, Jamia
Millia Islamia,
New Delhi. Preference will be given to papers with a focus on Muslims from
non-North India, Christians, Sikhs, Jains and other minorities dealing
with themes
such as role of the state, media, civil society in the understanding
of communalism
and secularism. Editor's decision is final and binding. Deadlines May 2012.
For details, contact
Mujibur Rehman (smujib2000@yahoo.com)
Volume Editor
Dr K R Narayanan, Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies,
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

Environmental Law Research Society

Environmental Law
Research Society
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Environmental Law Research Society (ELRS), New Delhi (www.elrs.in)
is an independent, non-profit organization focusing on environmental
law and
policy research and capacity building advocacy. ELRS is organising a
National Workshop on 'Realization of the Right to Sanitation in India
– Challenges and
Way Forward' in New Delhi on 27-28 July 2012. Abstracts (in English or
Hindi; 500 words max.) are invited on topics relating to the workshop
theme. The
abstract must include the author(s)' title, affiliation, email and
mailing address. All contributions should be sent electronically to
sanitation@elrs.in with
the subject 'Right to Sanitation Workshop – July 2012' so as to reach
before 31 March 2012. Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to
present
their papers in the workshop and ELRS will bear the cost of travel and stay

Realising CHANGE: Summer course Decentralisation and Local Governanc...

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ACE - The Fourth Asian Conference on Education

ACE - The Fourth Asian Conference on Education
25 to 28 October 2012
Osaka, Japan

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 1 July 2012.

Hear the latest research, publish before a global
audience, present in a supportive environment,
network, engage in new relationships, experience
Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global
academic community...

The International Academic Forum in conjunction
with its global partners is proud to announce the
Fourth Annual Asian Conference on Education, to be
held from October 25-28 2012, in Osaka, Japan.

Call for Papers Now Open: Abstract Submissions
Deadline July 1 2012

The Asian Conference on Education is an
interdisciplinary international conference that
invites academics and independent scholars and
researchers from around the world to meet and
exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum
encouraging respectful dialogue. Since its
inception in 2009, ACE has welcomed over one
thousand academics and practitioners to its annual
Osaka event. The 2012 conference will afford the
opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making
new contacts, and networking across higher
education. Academics working in Japan and Asia
will be encouraged to forge working relationships
with each other, as well as with colleagues from
Europe and the US, facilitating partnerships
across borders.

Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching Through
Transformative Spaces

As previous Asian Conferences on Education have
shown, education and lifelong learning can be seen
as a solution to a host of local and global
problems whilst globalized education systems are
becoming increasing socially, ethnically and
culturally diverse. Nevertheless, knowledge is
often defined through discourses embedded in
Western paradigms, whilst globalised education
systems become increasingly determined by dominant
knowledge economies.

The Fourth Asian Conference on Education extends
these discussions to consider the pedagogic
challenges of developing transformative spaces for
learning and teaching. The conference organizers
encourage submissions that consider learning and
teaching through one of the following sub-themes,
although submission of other topics for
consideration is also welcome:

- Challenges and transformations in learning and teaching
- Virtual spaces: digital technologies and communications
- Connections and disconnections in learning and teaching
- Learning and teaching in glocal spaces of transformation
- Space, Architecture and Learning
- Global education and education for sustainable development
- 'Englishes' and cultural communications
- (Inter)cultural communications and understanding:
challenging and preserving cultural differences
- Leadership in in learning and teaching
- Bi-cultural, bilingual and bi-national education

For more information about submitting a proposal,
please visit the website at www.ace.iafor.org
We hope to see you (again) in Osaka in 2012!

ACE 2012 Conference Co-chairs

Professor Sue Jackson
Pro-Vice-Master, Learning and Teaching, Professor
of Lifelong Learning and Gender, Birkbeck,
University of London

Professor Michiko Nakano
Professor of Education & Director of the Distance
Learning Center,
Waseda University, Tokyo


ACE 2012 Programme Advisers

Professor Mary Stuart
Vice-Chancellor, University of Lincoln

Professor Judith Chapman, A.M.
Professor of Education, Australian Catholic
University and Fellow, St Edmund's Hall, Cambridge
University

Professor David Aspin
Professor Emeritus of Education and Former Dean,
Monash University, Melbourne

Professor Tien-Hui Chiang
Professor of Education, National Tainan University

Enquiries: ace@iafor.org
Web address: http://ace.iafor.org/index.html
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INTERNSHIP IN SOCIAL SCIENCES @ ISEC Last Date 12th March 2012

INTERNSHIP IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
AT ISEC, BANGALORE - 2012
Internship Application Form

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Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) is one of the earliest
and largest premier inter-disciplinary research institutions working
on social science research in India. Established in 1972, ISEC has
been instrumental in carrying out robust and competent research
studies on various issues in social sciences. It has also been
providing valuable policy feedback to bring about integrated social,
economic and political transformation, with emphasis on equity and
justice. Through both macro and micro-level studies, with
inter-disciplinary approaches, the Institute's mandate is to generate
knowledge and provide information to improve the quality of
policy-making and serve as a centre for excellence in research and
training in social sciences. The Institute has been accredited with a
team of renowned economists, sociologists, political scientists and
educationists who are well known for their scholarship. Capacity
building among the young researchers is one of the main thrust areas
of the Institute.

Objectives:

The core objective of this initiative is to make the young students
(post graduate level) in various social science disciplines to
understand nuances of and participate in the inter-disciplinary social
science research.

This is achieved through:

Providing a platform for understanding the rigour in the social
science disciplines and enhance the understanding towards analyzing
and addressing the social problems through on hand training.

Facilitate, instruct and orient the students in developing the
research questions either for further studies or for independent
research activity.

Interaction with faculty, researchers and PhD scholars of eight
different academic centres of ISEC.

First hand exposure in the arena of research and policy interplay and
understand how research and policy complement and/or contradict with
each other.

Duration:

Internship demands a full time commitment for two months. There will
however be sufficient flexibility regarding the timing of programme.
The student will be required to assist and discuss with the concerned
faculty

Allowance:

The selected candidates will be paid a monthly stipend of Rs.4,000/-,
and free accommodation for a period of two months. Outstation
candidates will be reimbursed to and fro second class sleeper train
charges or deluxe class bus fare upon production of ticket/travel
proof. Food and other expenses are to be borne by the participants.

Essential qualifications:

Students of humanities/arts/social sciences should preferably be in
the middle of their final year of post graduation. In exceptional
cases, those who have completed post-graduation recently or those
pursuing M.Phil may also be considered.

How to apply:

Application form can be downloaded from here; Application Form. The
filled-in application accompanied by two recommendation letters issued
by the Head of the Department and a senior faculty member from the
department should be submitted to

The Registrar, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Dr VKRV Rao
Road, Nagarabhavi PO, Bangalore 560 072.

Last date

Filled-in applications will be received until March 16, 2012.

KN Raj Fellowship @ CDS

The CDS is delighted to announce a series of three fellowship schemes
in memory of Professor K N Raj.

These schemes are targeted at lecturers in Economics working in
Kerala, Researchers in Economics from any of the affiliated colleges,
university departments, journalists and development practitioners, and
Master's students in Economics. For details and directions for
applying, kindly click here.

i. Teaching Resources Grant for College Teachers in Economics
ii. Research Grant for Researchers in Economics
iii. Internship Programme for Master's students in Economics

http://cds.edu/admin/homeFiles/TheKNRajFellowship.pdf

VSCP @IGIDR Last Date 2nd March

IGIDR
Visiting Scholars Program 2012
Overview: The Visiting Scholar Programme (VScP) has been instituted
at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) as one
of its outreach activities with the objective of supporting research
being conducted by Ph.D. Scholars and junior faculty members of
colleges and universities in India and abroad. The scholarship will
enable up to five selected scholars to spend three months at a stretch
at IGIDR anytime during 1 April 2012 – 31 March 2013 to work on a
proposal that can be satisfactorily completed during their stay.
Eligibility: At the time of application, applicants should possess a
Masters degree in any field and be registered for Ph.D. on a topic
broadly involving any area of economics including energy and
environmental policy. Applicants are required to submit their
curriculum vitae (CV), a research proposal and two letters of
recommendation. One of the letters of recommendation should be from
the concerned Ph.D. supervisor in the case of a Ph.D. student, and the
principal of the College/University in the case of a junior faculty
member. Recommendation letters should clearly give the contact
details of the recommenders. Candidates should clearly mention in the
application the preferred three-month period of stay at IGIDR.
Research Proposal: The proposal should involve economic issues
including those related to energy and environment. It should be
strictly within 1,500 words, and its scope should be such that the
project can be completed in three months. Proposals in both
theoretical and empirical issues will be considered. The research
proposal should be accompanied by a signed certification by the
applicant as well as by the concerned thesis supervisor/Principal,
stating that the research proposal is original work of the applicant,
and has not been submitted to any journal for publication.
Selection will be based on a joint evaluation of the CV, letters of
recommendation and the quality of the research proposal submitted at
the time of application.
Emoluments: Selected scholars will be paid a stipend of Rs.9000/- per
month, to and fro three-tier AC train fare, and provided free
accommodation on campus for their duration of stay. Foreign scholars
residing outside India, however, will have to bear the transportation
expenses on their own.
Requirements: Selected scholars will be required to submit a progress
report of the research project at the end of six weeks and a complete
research report along with a seminar presentation of the research
findings at the end of three-month stay. Failure to submit a progress
report on time may lead to the termination of the scholarship
programme. Once the research project is completed and published, the
scholar should acknowledge IGIDR in an appropriate way.
Application Deadline & Notifications: Applications can be sent
electronically or by post to reach IGIDR by 2nd March 2012. Letters
of recommendation should be sent by the concerned persons directly to
IGIDR via email/post. The subject head for email and top of the
envelope for post should indicate APPLICATION FOR VISITING SCHOLARS
PROGRAM 2012. Selected applicants will be notified via email/post by
20th March 2012. Those selected will have to accept the offer latest
by 4th April 2012.
Address for Communication:
Visiting Scholars Program 2012
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
Gen A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400 065 (INDIA)

Email: vscp@igidr.ac.in.
For Specific queries contact: Ms. Jayashree Borkar - 28416586

Faculty @ (NISWASS)

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (NISWASS)
Accredited 'A' Grade by NAAC
3, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar - 751023, Odisha
Ph. No: 0674-2300135/2300052, Web: www.niswass.org
E-mail: niswass1@bsnl.in/niswass2@bsnl.in
Applications from eligible candidates are invited for the posts of
Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the
Department of Social Work and Department of Social Communication &
Journalism, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the
Department of Rural Management and Assistant Professor in the
Department of Women's Studies.
Qualification:
Professor
Ph.D. in concerned/allied/relevant discipline with a minimum of 10
years teaching experience and a minimum of 10 publications.
Associate Professor
Ph.D. in concerned/allied/relevant discipline with a minimum of 5
years teaching experience and with a minimum of 5 publications
Assistant Professor
At least 55% marks at Master's degree level, NET by UGC, CSIR or
similar test accredited by UGC like SLET/SET.
Salaries and other requirements are as per UGC/State/University
regulations. Appropriate relaxations for SC/ST/OBC/Minority
candidates. Retired persons may also apply. All applications must
reach the undersigned by 29/2/2012. Applications received after this
date will be rejected. Only short-listed candidates will be called for
interview.
DIRECTOR

PhD @JNU

http://www.jnuonline.in/pdf/DIRECT%20ADMISSION%20TO%20Ph.D.%20PROGRAMME%202012-13.pdf

PhD @ ISEC Last Date 15th May 2012

1. The Institute

The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) was founded by
Professor VKRV Rao in 1972. Its primary objective is to provide high
quality academic training to Ph D Students to prepare them as
distinguished researchers and teachers in the field of social
sciences. ISEC is presently affiliated to Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore
and Osmania Universities and the National Law School of India
University, Bangalore for the award of PhD degree. We have
collaborated with Maastricht University, Warsaw University, Centre for
Asian Studies (Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea),
Bombay University, Central University of Rajasthan and University of
Central Asia (Republic of Tajikistan).

2. Location

ISEC is located amidst sylvan landscape of 16-hectare at Nagarabhavi,
Bangalore, adjoining campuses of Bangalore University and National Law
School of India University. The Institute's campus is well maintained
with sprawling gardens and lawns and also preserves a variety of flora
and fauna. ISEC campus is situated 12 Kms away from Central Railway
and Central Bus station with very good networks of buses. To find the
location of ISEC campus, visit our website:
http://www.isec.ac.in/new-route-map.pdf

3. Organisation

The Institute has eight academic research centres with different
disciplines in social sciences. These are: Agricultural Development
and Rural Transformation (ADRTC), Centre for Decentralisation and
Development (CDD), Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural
Resources (CEENR), Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP),
Centre for Human Resource Development (CHRD), Centre for Political
Institutions, Governance and Development (CPIGD), Centre for Study of
Social Change and Development (CSSCD) and Population Research Centre
(PRC). The faculty members of these centres provide guidance to the Ph
D Students for pursuing research in the individual disciplines. The
strong point of training at ISEC is its emphasis on inter-disciplinary
and socially relevant research.

4. Amenities

(a) Hostel and Guest House

The Institute has well equipped Hostel for boy and girl Students and
an excellent and well furnished Guest House for visiting scholars.
Full time Ph D Students are provided hostel accommodation at
reasonable rent. Visiting scholars and academicians are provided guest
house accommodation.

(b) Library

Dr V K R V Rao Library, which is digitized, is a treasure house of
books, documents, reports and journals with more than 1.21 lakh
collections. The library subscribes to more than 300 professional
foreign and Indian journals. UNDP, World Bank, UN and a number of
other international organizations have recognized it as a Depository
Library. About 80 journals are accessible online. The housekeeping
operations and catalogue is computerized using Libsys integrated
library software and the database can be accessed online. One can
access a large number of rare documents and have connection with
similar libraries across the world.

(c) Computer Lab

The Institute has state-of-the-art computer laboratory with web
enabled network of 2 mbps lease line connection for internet browsing
and also Wi-Fi connectivity available for the use of PhD students.

5. PhD Programmes

ISEC offers two categories of Ph D Programme - (a) full time
(residential) for students and (b) part-time (non-residential) for
serving academicians and interested scholars. The hallmark of our Ph D
Progrmme is its bi-annual seminars and doctoral committees. Doctoral
Committee will meet at least twice preceding bi-annual seminars and
provides valuable inputs to the PhD Students besides monitoring
progress of their thesis work. Every PhD Student is required to make
presentation in the bi-annual seminars of the Institute in June and
December till submission of thesis.

(a) Full Time (Residential)

Full time residential PhD Foundation Course at ISEC normally takes
about four years to complete. During the first 10 months Students are
provided rigorous training through a pre-Ph D Foundation coursework
followed by the dissertation work which commences in the eleventh
month. The doctoral students admitted under this Programme are paid
scholarship during the coursework period and fellowship for three
years thereafter besides providing hostel facilities up to 5 years. A
separate hostel is available for lady students. Candidates are
required to pay fees and comply with other requirements of University
where they would be registered and pay an annual fee of Rupees one
thousand to ISEC.

(b) Part Time (Non-Residential)

This Programme is open for working persons to pursue PhD on a
part-time basis. Preference is given to those working in the
Universities and Institutions of higher learning and ISEC employees
under Faculty Improvement Programme. Eligibility requirements and
selection criteria are similar as in the case of the full-time PhD
Programme mentioned above except that of age, which is relaxable.
Part-time candidates should pass the pre-PhD course work. They are
welcome to attend the classes, though attendance is not compulsory.
The part-time PhD students do not get any form of financial assistance
from ISEC. Candidates are required to pay fees according to University
norms and an annual fee of Rupees three thousand to ISEC. The
part-time PhD Students must adhere to all the conditions and
regulations stipulated by the University/Institute.

6. Doctoral Committee and Bi-annual Seminar

In addition to the PhD Supervisor, every PhD Student will have an
advisory Doctoral Committee consisting of faculty across disciplines.
Doctoral Committees meet regularly and advise the students at various
steps in research. Bi-annual seminar provides an opportunity for
research students to make presentations about progress of their PhD
work and receive valuable inputs from Panel of experts.

7. Enrollment/Registration

After successful completion of the Pre-PhD Foundation Course, students
are required to enroll/register with one of the universities where
ISEC has recognition. They are required to comply with all the
requirements of the university concerned with regard to
enrollment/registration, and thereafter remit periodical fee such as
tuition, service, processing, thesis submission etc.

8. Disciplines of Specialisation

The test for admission will be administered only in the
disciplines/specializations mentioned here. Eligibility requirements
are the same for all candidates. The disciplines or specializations
available for taking up entrance test for PhD in the Institute are:

Agricultural Economics or Rural Development

Development Studies

Economics

Education

Environmental Economics/Ecological Economics/Natural Resource Economics

Political Science/International Relations/Public Administration

Population/Demographic Studies

Sociology/Social Anthropology

9. Eligibility Requirements

The aspirants for ISEC Ph D Programme and research fellowships must
satisfy the following requirements:

Master's degree or equivalent in any of the disciplines (see
sub-headings 11 and 13) with at least 55% marks in the aggregate (50%
in case of SC/ST applicants);

A pass in UGC-NET or JRF or SLET or M Phil is desirable (Please see Item No.13);

Age limit for ICSSR fellowships - below 35 years, 40 years in case of
teachers and members of professional staff in Research Institutes.

There is no age limit for ISEC Fellowship, Part-time or External PhD Programme.

10. Other Discipline-wise Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates applying in Agricultural Economics/Rural Development should
have a Master's Degree in Economics, Statistics, Agricultural
Economics or Rural Development.

Candidates applying in Economics should have a Master's Degree in
Economics/Statistics/Econometrics.

Candidates applying in Environmental/Ecological Economics/Natural
Resource Economics should have Master's Degree in Economics or other
relevant disciplines including Biological Sciences and engineering.

Candidates applying in Education should have a Master's Degree in
Education preferably with specialization in Economics of
Education/Sociology of Education/Educational Planning and Management.

Candidates applying in Political Science/International
Relations/Public Administration should have a Master's Degree in
Political Science/International Relations/Public Administration.

Candidates applying in Population/Demographic Studies should have
Master's Degree in Demography/Population Studies or
Economics/Statistics/Sociology or Anthropology or Geography,
preferably with specialization in Population Studies.

Candidates applying in Sociology/Social Anthropology should have
Master's Degree in Sociology/Anthropology (Social Anthropology).

Candidates applying in Development Studies should have Master's Degree
in any of the Social Sciences, MBA or acceptable Master's degree by
IDS, Mysore.

11. Fellowship

Candidates who have passed UGC-JRF are paid the fellowship as per the
UGC norms, upon receipt of fellowship grant from UGC. These Fellowship
holders should comply with all the requirements of the UGC, from time
to time.

The candidates selected for ICSSR/ISEC fellowship are paid a
scholarship of Rs.6,000 p.m. during the PhD Foundation Coursework
period besides an annual contingency grant of Rs.12,000. Upon
successful completion of PhD Coursework the fellowship is extendable
to a further period of three years when fellowship payable during the
first two years would be Rs.16,000/- p.m. and a contingency of
Rs.10,000/- per annum. During the third year the fellowship payable
will be Rs.18000/- p.m. and the annual contingency will be
Rs.20,500/-. These Fellowship holders should comply with all the PhD
Programme requirements of ICSSR/ISEC, from time to time.

12. Selection Procedure

Preliminary screening of applications is done based on the quality of
their research proposal submitted with the application. The short
listed candidates will be called for a written test to be held on July
12, 2012. The list of candidates to be called for written test shall
be displayed on our website www.isec.ac.in on or before 15th June,
2012. Candidates qualifying in the written test will be required to
appear for an interview at Centre level on July 13, 2012.

13. How to Apply
The prescribed application form can be downloaded (only on A4 size
paper) from the ISEC Website:
http://www.isec.ac.in/Prescribed-Application. The duly filled-in
application form with all the relevant enclosures should be submitted
along with the application fee of Rs.500/- (Rs.150/- in case of
SC/STs) in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the
Registrar, ISEC, Bangalore. Candidates who are awaiting their second
year PG results may also apply. However, it is mandatory to produce
the proof of final PG examination results at the time of the admission
test. The Pre-PhD Coursework begins in the first or second week of
August 2012.

Prescribed Application Form

Completed application with requisite attachments should reach the
following address on or before May 15, 2012

Registrar,
Institute for Social and Economic Change,
Professor V K R V Rao Road, Nagarabhavi P.O.,
Bangalore-560 072, (Karnataka)

14. Instructions for Filling the Application Form

The candidates should clearly mention the preferred discipline (one of
the eight specializations listed in sub-heading 11) in which they are
interested to take up Entrance Test (written test) in the application
form.

The application form should be duly filled and incomplete applications
are liable to be rejected.

Do not use dash (-) or dots (...) If any item in the application is
not applicable to you, write as N.A.

Attach only self-attested photocopies of certificates and testimonials
to the application.

The completed application form must be accompanied by a typewritten
(on A4 Size paper; Font: Tahoma, Size-10, spacing 1.5) research
proposal within 8000 words or 15 pages, back to back and unbound. This
Proposal will be evaluated critically and used as the yardstick for
short-listing candidates for the written test. The Research Proposal
should not bear name of the applicant anywhere. The proposal should be
original and shall provide a detailed description of research work
that the candidate intends to carry out and, shall include the
following:

Purpose of the study with scope and significance

Statement of problem, review of literature and theoretical underpinning

Objectives of the study and the analytical framework.

Methodology and the sources of data with sampling techniques, the
tools of data collection and analysis.

The potential intellectual contribution of your research study to the
discipline and its social, economic and developmental relevance.

Selected applicants must be in a position to furnish the Transfer
Certificate or migration certificate at the time of joining the Ph D
Programme from the Institution attended earlier.

15. List of Documents to be submitted

The candidate must submit the following documents along with the
application form:

Matriculation Certificate (as a proof for date of birth).

Master's Degree Certificate and Marks Card.

UGC-NET or JRF or SLET Certificate/letter (if applicable).

M. Phil Certificate (if applicable).

Research proposal (without applicant's name or identity anywhere).

Copies of academic publications (if applicable). vii. Testimonials of
work experience (if applicable).

Caste Certificate (applicable to SC/ST candidates only).

16. FOR MORE INFORMATION contact over telephone (080) 23217013

INTED2012 (6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference)

INTED2012 (6th International Technology, Education and Development
Conference)
5th- 7th of March, 2012
Valencia (Spain)
Website: www.inted2012.org
Email: inted2012@iated.org

INTED2012 (6th International Technology, Education and Development
Conference) will be held in Valencia (Spain) on the 5th-7th of March, 2012.

It is an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, educational
scientists and technologists from all disciplines. The attendance of more than
650 delegates from 75 different countries is expected.

The Conference Program is available at:
http://www.iated.org/inted2012/session_overview

In addition, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful city of Valencia, its
historical places, lovely beaches and unique gastronomy.

We look forward to seeing you in Valencia!
Best regards,

INTED2012 Technical Secretariat
Email: inted2012@iated.org
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Advance Workshop on SPSS and Research Paper Writing on 4th March 2012

Dear Sir/Madam

To promote excellence in education, research is the first and foremost
requirement for good quality institution. The best educational
institution give due weightage to research and consulting, with this
objective in mind, Global Development Foundation, has initiated
faculty development as its one of the mandate.  Global Development
Organisation has been conducting faculty development porgramme since
its inception, very recently it orgaisned Faculty Development
Programmes on "Research Methods, SPSS and Thesis Writing" on 24th
December 2011 and 29th January 2012.   Both the Programmes were
attended and appreciated by various faculty members as well as
research scholars from Management, Social Science, Pure Science,
Applied Science and Engineering & Technology department's faculty
members and research scholars.


Considering the overwhelming response and feedback given by
participants we are pleased to announce Advance programme on "SPSS and
Research Paper Writing", on 4th March 2012.  The programme is meant
for those who wish to do research or are doing research and wish to
pursue research activities.  Researchers who have already undergone
basic course on research methods or wish to pursue cutting edge
research.  Anyone who has to use statistical tools for efficient use
in research setting is the right candidate for the Workshop.

We are also enclosing herewith Brochure as well as nomination form for
the programme.


We request your cooperation in attending the above programme and also
request you to forward this message to all your friends / colleagues,
who might also be interested in attending the above Programmes.


For registration on the above Programme, interested candidates are
requested to submit the filled-in nomination form along with Cheque
/demand draft of the requisite fee, at the address given below.

Mr. S. C. Bakhshi,

Programme Coordinator

Global Development Foundation

Corporate Office: Flat No. 133, Pocket -1, Sector- 1,

Dwarka, New Delhi- 110075

Tel: 011-25084469

Mobile: 9868842068, 9810315110

e-mail ID : info@gdf.org.in

Faculty Positions at IGIDR, Mumbai

Faculty Positions at IGIDR, Mumbai
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is a premier
research and teaching institution set up by the Reserve Bank of India,
for the study of national and international development issues from an
economic perspective. Governed by an eminent board, the institute
faculty makes notable contributions to academic research and policy
making. The Institute, a deemed university, offers M Sc degree in
Economics, and M Phil and Ph D degrees in Development Studies. For
more details, kindly visit the Institute web site, www.igidr.ac.in.
The institute wishes to recruit Assistant Professors and Associate
Professors with specialization in: macro economics, energy/environment
economics, public finance, international economics, finance, and
economic issues of developing countries -- with specific interests in
industry, agriculture, international trade and public finance.
The minimum qualifications are as indicated below:
i) Assistant Professor: one should have a Ph.D, with a first class
or equivalent at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch, with
a very good academic record throughout, with excellent publications,
and at least three years' of research/teaching experience, excluding
the experience gained while pursuing Ph.D.
A fresh Ph.D may be considered for visiting appointment on a
contractual basis.
ii) Associate Professor: one should have a Ph.D, with a first class
or equivalent at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch, with
a very good academic record throughout, with excellent publications
and a minimum of six years' teaching/research experience in reputed
institutions, of which, at least three years should be at the level of
Assistant Professor in (a) reputed institution(s).
The compensation details are given below:
1.
Assistant Professor:
PB3: Rs. 15600-39100; AGP:Rs. 8000 with a minimum pay of Rs. 30,000
plus allowances. After completion of 3 years of service in PB3, they
will be placed in PB-4: Rs. 37,400-67,000 with AGP Rs. 9000 plus
allowances.
2.
Associate Professor:
PB4: Rs. 37400-67000; AGP Rs.9500 with a minimum pay of Rs. 42,800
plus allowances per month.
Besides, the Institute provides accommodation on campus and excellent
perquisites, like a three-year block Professional Development Grant,
sabbatical etc.
Please apply with a C.V. indicating details of educational
qualifications, experience and publications and three references by
30th April, 2012 to:
The Registrar
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research,
A K Vaidya Marg, Goregaon East,
Mumbai-400065.
Phone: 91-22-284001336(D)/28416505 ext:505
Fax: 91-22-28402752/28416399
We strongly encourage electronic submission of the application. You
may e-mail your application to the Registrar at careers@igidr.ac.in
Those who had responded to our previous advertisement during the last
two years need not apply.

FulBright Fellowships for Indian Citizens: 2013-2014

USIEF offers a wide range of exchange opportunities to Indian citizens
in three main categories:

Student Awards to pursue a master's degree or attend a US
university as a visiting student researcher,
Scholars and Teacher Awards for academics, teachers and
professionals to teach or conduct research in the US, and
Professional Development Programs for leadership and skill development.

In addition to providing opportunities for personal, academic and
professional growth, Fulbright-Nehru and other exchanges promote
mutual understanding between the people of the US and India.


Fulbright-Nehru and other fellowships have, over the years, helped
bring the people of India and the United States closer through
educational exchanges. USIEF has administered over 17,000 grants for
Indians and US citizens. USIEF alumni have demonstrated strong
leadership in all walks of life, including agriculture, arts,
business, education, environment, humanities and social sciences,
media, public health, and science and technology.


Once you find a fellowship of interest, please visit the Current
Fulbright Fellows page to learn about recent proposals that have been
successful. We also encourage you to talk with Fulbright and other
alumni about their experiences in the United States. USIEF staff and
our Alumni webpage can help you get in touch with people in your field
who will be glad to answer questions. When you are ready to apply, you
can download the application material from the USIEF website. Most
fellowships have a July 16 application deadline.


Screening and selection committees look for talented individuals whose
projects are important to and the US. and who have the ability to be
good cultural ambassadors. The ideal exchange fellow is one who both
contributes important work in his/her field and encourages Indo-US
networking during and after the fellowship.

The Commission selects scholars through a rigorous review process.
Typical grants include a maintenance allowance, roundtrip airfare and
a contribution towards tuition fees where applicable. Fulbright
scholars receive a high level of support ranging from visa processing
and an accident and sickness coverage to a comprehensive pre-departure
orientation session. Student grantees also receive additional US-based
support from the Institute of International Education and scholars
from the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars.

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1st Global Conference: Sport

1st Global Conference
Sport

Wednesday 7th November – Friday 9th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:
Sport has a chimeric value in modern life. On the
one hand, millions of people choose to play sports
or become supporters of sports. For these people,
sport is a social good, something which brings
people together for a common purpose, provides a
sense of security and belonging, and enjoyment and
excitement; and for participants a sense of
fulfilment, well-being and physical fitness. On
the other hand, there is an increasingly vocal
backlash against sport: by people in communities
affected by the demolishing of homes to make way
for facilities for mega sports events; by sports
journalists weary of the doping and the
match-fixing and the behaviour of elite athletes;
by fans sickened by the way their sports have
become tainted with the evil of global commerce;
and by scholars and others critical of the
importance given to sport in modern times. This
project aims to bring together scholars from a
wide range of disciplines – sociology, cultural
studies, philosophy, history, political studies,
urban studies, geography, and psychology and sport
science – who are interested in exploring the
Janus face of sport, to try to better understand
the status of sport in our everyday lives. The
project is for cheerleaders of sport, critics of
sport, and all those in-between who would like to
make a contribution to this inter-disciplinary
approach to understanding sport.

We would be interested in research or theory
papers on the following themes:

- Sport and social identity
- Ontology of sport
- Ethics and sport
- Anti-sport social movements
- Commercialization and sport
- Sport and place
- Problems in sport science
- History of modern sport
- Measuring the value of sport
- Sport and popular culture
- Sport and celebrities
- The politics of sport
- Sports fandom

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the
submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word
abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th May
2012. If an abstract is accepted for the
conference, a full draft paper should be submitted
by Friday 3rd August 2012.

300 word 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: SPORT 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.

Joint Organising Chairs:
Karl Spracklen
Leeds Metropolitan University,
United Kingdom
Email: K.Spracklen@leedsmet.ac.uk

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom
Email: sport1@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Probing the
Boundaries programme of research projects. It aims
to bring together people from different areas and
interests to share ideas and explore various
discussions which are innovative and exciting.

Multiple eBooks and volumes of themed papers have
been published or are in press from the previous
conference meetings of this project. All papers
accepted for and presented at the conference will
be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook.
Selected papers may be developed for publication
in a themed hard copy volume

For further details of the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/sport/

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/persons/sport/call-
for-papers/

Friday, February 17, 2012

Jobs @ Allahabad University

http://www.allduniv.ac.in/images/adv/adv-non-plan.pdf

http://www.allduniv.ac.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=199&Itemid=403

Thank You Sukanya Das JRF Jadavpur University for this information

Faculty @GIPE

http://www.gipe.ac.in/pdfs/GIPE-ADVT-FEB-2012.pdf
http://www.gipe.ac.in/jobs.html

16th IORA conference @ GIPE LAST DATE FEB 20 2012

http://www.gipe.ac.in/pdfs/16th%20IORA%20International%20Conference.pdf

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AMBARNATH – SHANTI GHOSH TRAVEL GRANT : 2012-2013

AMBARNATH – SHANTI GHOSH TRAVEL GRANT : 2012-2013


The Indian Statistical Institute invites applications for the
Ambarnath – Shanti Ghosh Travel Grant : 2012-2013. The conditions for
the award and the manner in which the applications are to be sent are
set out below :

1. The Travel Grant will be given once in two years from the proceeds
of the Ambarnath – Shanti Ghosh Endowment Fund.

2. Statisticians and Probabilists, working in India, not above 45
years of age on 31 March 2012, intending to travel abroad (other than
SAARC countries) for academic work will be eligible to apply for this
grant. Preference will be given to those attending major International
Conferences in Statistics/Probability Theory.

3. The travel support will be upto a maximum of Rs.64,000/- for the
current award. The parent Institution of an awardee or any agency
providing travel support for the same purpose will be officially
informed of the grant awarded, so that they can take this into account
when considering the award of a complementary grant. The travel money
will be given to the awardee only as reimbursement after completing
the journey.

4. The applicants intending to travel during 01 April 2012 – 31 March
2013 may furnish travel plan, biodata and recommendation from the
departmental head. A proforma of the application form is enclosed,
photocopy of which can be used, if needed. Applications may be sent to
either of the two addresses given below so as to reach positively by
31 March 2012.

5. Travel plan accompanied by full text of the paper, letter of
invitation, acceptance of paper from the hosts specifying financial
support, if any, will be needed to formally award the grant. Copy of
air-tickets, proof of payments along with certificate of
attendance/participation from the hosts and all the relevant boarding
passes will be required for claiming the reimbursement.

6. The selection of an applicant for the travel grant will be made by
a Committee constituted by the Director, ISI. An awardee should not
have received this award during the previous 6 years. If no suitable
applicant is found in a particular year, the deadline for application
and the travel period may be deferred by at most one year at the end
of which the committee may decide not to award the Grant if there is
no suitable applicant even at that stage. The decision of the
Committee would be final.


Addresses for sending application :

Professor Amita Majumder Dr. Arijit Chakrabarti
Economic Research Unit (ERU) Applied Statistics Unit (ASU)
Indian Statistical Institute Indian Statistical Institute
203 Barrackpore Trunk Road 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road
Kolkata 700 108 Kolkata 700 108

A copy of this announcement appears at the URL http://www.isical.ac.in

4th Global Conference: Bullying and the Abuse of Power

4th Global Conference
Bullying and the Abuse of Power

Sunday 4th November – Tuesday 6th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers
Bullying is a global problem. Whether it takes
place in the schoolyard, the board room, the
corridors of academe, a detention centre for
alleged terrorists, a government office, or cyber
space and whether it involves insult, physical
assault or manipulation of the environment with
the intention of making another person's life
intolerable, bullying involves the abuse of power.
Everyone is affected by it, whether directly or
indirectly.

All of us know people who are bullied, and all of
us know bullies, though we may be unaware that we
do. After all, bullies may seem, on the surface,
to be kind, caring and supportive human beings,
interested in nurturing others. And if they have
been kind to us, we may fail to perceive their
unkindness to others.

Bullying goes on at every level, often goes on
behind closed doors; inside private emails, and in
actions that might appear innocuous. It grows out
of the ability that many (and perhaps most) people
have, to find enjoyment and fulfilment in exerting
power over others. It depends for its existence
either on a lack of empathy and human feeling, or
on the developed ability to suspend empathy. It
can ruin lives, and it can end lives. We should
not allow ourselves to believe that because it is
not open to view, bullying is not present.

In the first two years of Bullying and the abuse
of power, a number of themes have emrged. Two of
these – bullying in schools and bullying in the
workplace (including universities) are
unsurprising and have featured strongly in both
earlier conferences. Alongside these, and other
themes with a practical focus, such as cyber
bullying, participants have wrestled with the
problem of saying exactly what is to count as
bullying, and how far its boundaries extend.

Abstracts are now invited for Bullying and the
Abuse of Power 3, for individual contributions or
for symposia of three papers. Abstracts that
illuminate and comment on more than one sphere in
which bullying manifests itself, are especially
welcomed, as are abstracts that draw together
insights from more than one academic, professional
or vocational area, or that draw from more than
one cultural or theoretical perspective. Abstracts
are also especially welcomed that focus on
bullying in areas where the abuse of power is less
commonly thought of in this way, including the ill
treatment of elders, genocide, human trafficking,
and bullying in international relations and
international trade.

1. Bullying in School/in the Workplace
- Bullying of older people/disabled people
- Sexual bullying
- Racial bullying
- Religious intolerance

2. From Playground Bullying to Genocide/Bullying:
How Far Can it Go?
- Human Rights abuses
- Genocide
- The Holocaust
- Human trafficking

3. International Relations
- Cultural intolerance
- Terrorism as a means of persuasion
- Imposition of the wishes of the developed world
on developing countries
- Bullying of Indigenous people

4. Multinationals, Impoverished Nations and Corner
Shops
- The effects of globalisation on business
- Changing patterns of shopping: corner shops vs
superstores
- Advertising and vulnerable consumers
- Cut price goods and low pay for workers

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
Abstracts should be written in simple language and
for individual contributions should be no longer
than 300 words, while for symposia they should
include a 150 word overview for each contribution
and a 200 word overview for the whole session
(please take these word limits seriously).
Abstracts should be submitted by Friday 4th May
2012. If an abstract is accepted for the
conference, a full draft paper should be submitted
by Friday 3rd August 2012.

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, f) up to
10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: BULLY4 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
Gavin J Fairbairn
Professor of Ethics and Language
Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds
United Kingdom
Email: G.Fairbairn@leedsmet.ac.uk

Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Wroslyn Road
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
Email: bully4@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Ethos Hub series of
ongoing research and publications projects
conferences, run within the Critical Issues domain
which aims to bring together people from different
areas and interests to share ideas and explore
innovative and challenging routes of intellectual
and academic exploration. All papers accepted for
and presented at the conference will be eligible
for publication in an ISBN eBook.  Selected papers
may be developed for publication in a themed hard
copy volume.

For further details of the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/bullying-and-the-
abuse-of-power/

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

International Sociological Association events

Hi all

I thought folks might also like to know about the International Sociological Association

Some of the events they are going to have include this

The Second ISA Forum of Sociology, Social justice and democratization
Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 1-4, 2012
http://www.isa-sociology.org/buenos-aires-2012/
The times in which we live call on sociologists to engage in research that strengthens links between our discipline and the public sphere. The Second ISA Forum is devoted to "Social Justice and Democratization" and will take place August 1-4, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will provide an array of opportunities for a global dialogue about transformative change.

and

ISA World Congress of Sociology
Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology
Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014
http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/

Hope you call find this informative!

Thanks

Gene

Gene Shackman, Ph.D.
The Global Social Change Research Project
http://gsociology.icaap.org
Free Resources for Program Evaluation and Social Research Methods


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Call For Papers

Dear Colleague,

SJ Publications is a reputable broadbase Open Access Journal publisher
(http://www.sjpub.org/). SJ publication covers all areas of scientific
research.We welcomes the submission of manuscripts ( SJ 2012 Publication)
that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence,
and we will publish:

1. Original articles in basic and applied research.
2. Case studies.
3· Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) via email:
(sjpubsubmit@hotmail.com) SJ Publication objective is to inform authors of
the decision on their manuscript(s) within two weeks of submission.
Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published immediately

Best regards,

Management
Science Journals Publication

Upcoming conferences in Economics

Upcoming Conferences in Economics and related fields


PEIO - Political Economy of International Organizations

Dates: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - Saturday, January 28, 2012
Submission deadline: Friday, September 30, 2011
Venue: Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA
Conference details
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Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society 2012

Dates: Monday, March 26, 2012 - Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Submission deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Venue: Cambridge, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Conference details
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MEA - Mid West Economics Association

Dates: Friday, March 30, 2012 - Sunday, April 01, 2012
Submission deadline: Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Venue: Hilton Orrington, 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201.
Conference details
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NBER - Conference on Insurance Markets and Catastrophe Risk

Dates: Friday, May 11, 2012 - Saturday, May 12, 2012
Submission deadline: Saturday, October 01, 2011
Venue: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Conference details
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The 41st Australian Conference of Economists (2012)

Dates: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - Thursday, July 12, 2012
Submission deadline: Friday, March 23, 2012
Venue: City Flinders Conference Centre, City Flinders campus, Victoria University, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, opposite Flinders St Station in Melbourne
Conference details
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MSE invites applications for faculty position

Madras School of Economics
Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai – 600 025

MSE invites applications from qualified candidates with commitment to
research and teaching at the post-graduate level for faculty positions at
the level of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor.
Candidates
specializing in any sub-discipline of Economics can apply but preference
may be given to the following specializations:

(i)     Environmental Economics

(ii)    Financial Economics

(iii)   Actuarial Economics

(iv)  Trade and Environment and

(v)   Macroeconomics
 *Qualifications* :

*Professor**: *

Excellent academic record with Ph.D. with at least 5 publications in
refereed journals and ten years of teaching experience at post-graduate
level.

*Associate Professor:*

Good academic record with Ph.D. with at least 3 publications in refereed
journals and 5 years of teaching experience at post-graduate level.

*Assistant Professor:*

Good academic record with Ph.D. with at least one refereed publication.

For Actuarial Economics, qualifications from the Institute of Actuaries of
India or abroad will also be considered relevant.

*Salary* :

*Basic Pay Scales*

 (i)*    *  Assistant Professor:

     Pay band:  Rs. 15600 – Rs. 39100

     AGP* - Rs. 6600

* (ii)  Associate Professor:*

     Pay band:  Rs. 15600 – Rs. 39100

* (iii)  Professor:**     *

     Pay band:  Rs. 37400 – Rs. 67000

     AGP* - Rs. 11000

     AGP* - Rs. 8000

For all above, the following are applicable:

(i)     HRA: 30% (of basic pay = pay plus AGP)

(ii)    TA: Rs. 1800

(iii)   DA: 58% (of basic pay plus TA) and

(iv)  EFP: 12% of basic pay.

* AGP: Academic Grade Pay

In addition, performance-linked payments and facilities are provided
through provisions for undertaking consultancy assignments and Academic
Development Fund subject to MSE rules.

Madras School of Economics may consider suitable candidates who may not
have applied.  Faculty members who may be willing to come on leave for one
or two years may also apply. Appointments can also be made for part-time
positions and for limited periods.  Interested candidates may send their
bio-data with names of three referees to the *Director, Madras School of
Economics, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai 600025 by March 10, 2012.** *

Madras School of Economics (MSE) is a centre of advanced studies engaged in
post-graduate teaching and research in Economics.   Details about the
School can be viewed at:  *www.mse.ac.in*

*Fax No: 22354847/22352155      *
 Director

* Email:* *info@mse.ac.in *

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Summer Workshop on Quantitative Methods in Political Science

Summer Workshop on Quantitative Methods in Political Science
Lokniti – Programme for Comparative Democracy, Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, in collaboration
with Jain University, Bengaluru, invites applications for the Summer
Workshop on 'Analyzing Quantitative Data on Indian
Politics' to be held in Bengaluru from Thursday, 10th May 2012 to
Tuesday, 22nd May 2012.

This is the sixth Summer School being organized by Lokniti-CSDS. Some
of the leading scholars working on empirical methods
in Political Science have been involved in designing this summer
school. In this Summer School there will be a special emphasis
on making sense of quantitative data on Indian politics. We plan to
bring together a group of political scientists with the aim of
providing them an opportunity to improve their skills in quantitative
analysis. The selected participants will be given a set of
readings before they come to attend the workshop and will be expected
to attend lectures and practical data analysis sessions.
Pradeep Chhibber (University of California at Berkeley) Irfan
Nooruddin (Ohio State University) and Yogendra Yadav (CSDS) will
be the main resource persons for the workshop while other resource
persons will include Siddharth Swaminathan (ISEC, Bengaluru),
Divya Vaid (CSDS), Sandeep Shastri (Jain University), Sanjay Kumar
(CSDS) and Suhas Palshikar (University of Pune).
We invite the following categories of candidates to apply for this
workshop (preference will be given to young researchers):
a. Teachers of Political Science in colleges and Universities who are
working on empirical subjects and would benefit from
further training.
b. Research students of Political Science who are working on empirical
themes for their M.Phil. or Ph.D. dissertations and
can benefit from further training.
c. Any other person (including those from outside Political Science
and outside academia) who are interested in making sense of
politics by analyzing quantitative data.
Please send your detailed CV with a statement of research interest
(those already registered for M.Phil. or Ph.D. should clearly
mention the topic of dissertation along with a brief summary of the
objectives and methodologies used) in about 500 words.
Applicants should also visit our website
http://www.lokniti.org/index.htm; access the questionnaire used for
National Election
Study 2009 and write a 500 word Note on a research question that
interests them; based on this questionnaire. Selection for
the workshop will be made on the basis of these two write-ups
submitted by candidates. The last date for receiving the
application is Saturday 17th March 2012.
Please note that this is a full time residential training course and
candidates admitted to the workshop are expected to stay
at the Institute and engage in full time work on all days during this period.
Apart from taking care of the accommodation and food for all the
participants for the entire duration of the workshop, participants
will be reimbursed their travel expenses from their place of residence
to Bengaluru and back (Train AC III or its equivalent).
Please send your applications by email to summerschool@csds.in or by
snail mail to:
Director, Lokniti, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
29 Rajpur Road, Delhi 110 054

Tenth Annual Orientation Course on Forced Migration 2012

Tenth Annual Orientation Course on
Forced Migration 2012
Applications are invited for the Tenth Annual Orientation Course on
Forced Migration to be held in Kolkata,
India (1-15 October 2012)
The Course, certified by the UNHCR and Calcutta Research Group, will
be preceded by a two and a half month long
programme of distance education. It will consist of workshops,
lectures, other interactive exercises, and field visit. The
workshops will be based on assignments sent to the selected
participants two months prior to the programme for necessary
preparation. The programme is intended for human rights activists,
policy makers, academics, refugee rights activists and
others working in the field of human rights and humanitarian
assistance for victims of forced migration. The curriculum deals
with themes of nationalism, ethnicity, partition, and
partition-refugees, national regimes and the international regime of
protection, issues relating to regional patterns of forced migration
in South Asia, internal displacement, the gendered nature
of forced migration and protection framework, resource politics,
climate change and environmental degradation, and several
other themes related to the forced displacement of people. Selected
candidates will have to complete assignments based
on the workshop themes before they join the programme in Kolkata, India.
Applicants must have (a) 5 years experience in the work of protection
of the victims of forced displacement, OR (b)
experience in research work or policy studies on forced migration, (c)
proficiency in English. Besides giving all necessary
particulars, application must be accompanied by two appropriate
recommendation letters and a 500-1000 word write-up on
how the programme is relevant to the applicant's work and may benefit
the applicant.
There is a bursary for participants from the countries of South Asia.
However, this will not apply to any candidate applying
from outside South Asia. Therefore, the candidates selected from South
Asia will have to pay INR7000/ US $150 each as
registration fee, while those from outside South Asia will have to pay
US $1200. Inquiries relating to the application procedure
are welcome. Selected participants will not be required to pay for
anything else besides the registration fee.
Applications, addressed to the Course Coordinator, can be sent by
e-mail to forcedmigrationdesk@mcrg.ac.in or by post
to the following address and must reach CRG not later than April 10,
2012: Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, GC 45,
Sector 3, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700 106, West Bengal, India. Phone: +91
(33) 2337 0408
For information on past courses please visit http://www.mcrg.ac.in/winter.htm

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