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The International Conference of JK Lakshmipat University on Growth, Globalization & Governance, Promises and Challenges 2025 and Beyond, organized by the JK Lakshmipat University will take place from 19th December to the 21st December 2014 in Jaipur, India. The conference will cover areas like Demographic Promises and Challenges, Sustainability Issues and Challenges ,Inventions, Innovations and Breakthroughs.



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2nd South Asian Conference on Relocating the Cultural linkages in South Asia: A Historical Perspectiv​e

17th to 19th October 2014
Patiala, Punjab, India

Website: http://punjabiuniversity.ac.in/pbiuniweb/pages/departments/2nd%20international.htm
Contact person: Dr. Jaspal Kaur Dhanju

This three day conference aims to bring together historians, academicians, research scholars working on the countries of South Asia.

Organized by: Department of History Punjabi University Patiala
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 10th August 2014

Link : http://www.conferencealerts.com/show-event?id=137254


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International Conference on Community Empowerment, Coping, Resilience and Hope

by mahak rathee

14th to 16th December 2014
Hyderabad, India

Thematic areas of the conference include, but are not limited to: 
-Best practices in Community Organisation and Women Empowerment through Self Help; 
-Coping and Resilience perspectives in Public Health & Nutrition, Strength Based Practices in Health and Nutri- tion Promotion; 
-Strengths based Interventions in child protection and child safety, elementary education- from early schooling to tertiary initiatives;
-re-schooling, mainstreaming of child labour; 
-Conflict Resolution & Peace Building, empowering communities facing crisis and disasters, coping patterns in migration; 
-Resettlement & Rehabilitation- coping patterns and resilience factors in involuntary resettlement, resilience of refugees

Completed abstracts and papers should be sub- mitted bharath.sbp2014@gmail.com in Word files attached to e-mails. Abstracts to reach by 15 August, 2014

Link :http://www.conferencealerts.com/show-event?id=133975


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International Conference on Public Mental Health & Neurosciences (ICPMN-2014)

18th to 19th December 2014
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Website: http://sarvasumana.in/Events/
Contact person: Preenon Bagchi

Sarvasumana Association in collaboration with Azyme Biosciences Pvt. Ltd. conducts International Conference of Public Mental Health and Neurosciences. Call for research/review papers in of Public Health, Mental Health, Biosciences, Neurosciences.

Organized by: Sarvasumana Association
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 15th September 2014

Check the event website for more details.

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National seminar

Peace, Development and Social Harmony

      (27-28 August 2014)


Dear Respected Harmony Chairs and member of Advisory Board,

Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad is organizing a National seminar on Peace, Development and Social Harmony. This seminar is a pre-conference to forthcoming International Conference on Existential Harmony, being held at IASE University, Sardarsahar (Rajasthan) on 11-14 February 2015. This pre- conference seminar is in collaboration with the conference organizers.

Social harmony as an important part of existential harmony is a call of the day. The issue in the era of post modernism is how do we maintain harmonious relations in various walks of life? The seminar will try to analyze issues of communal harmony, language and harmony, media and harmony, role of education in harmony, industrial harmony and like. Since you are active in this area, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate and write a paper on themes given in the brochure or Relation between Existential harmony and social harmony before August 20, 2014. 

I am sure you will find time to participate and contribute a paper.  It is our pleasure to inform you that seminar is being jointly organized at Peace Research Centre, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ashram road, Ahmedabad -14, and Social Harmony Chair, IASE Deemed University,Sardarshahar on 27-28 August 2014. It is our further pleasure to provide you local hospitalities.

Kindly confirm your participation by 20 August 2014 to prchod@gujaratvidyapith.org& push101053@gmail.com

With regards,

Dr. Pushpa Motiyani                                                       

Professor& Head, Peace Research Centre &

Dept. of Gandhian Philosophy, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad  and

member CCC of Existential Harmony Research Project

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International Conference on (ICEPE’14) & Business Plan Contest (FLASH’14)




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The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in collaboration with the Government Information and Official Publications section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)  and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) will organize the second international conference of the series titled International Conference on the Convergence of Libraries, Archives and Museums (ICLAM) in New Delhi from 27th to 29th November, 2014. ICLAM 2014 will again offer the library professionals an opportunity to exchange ideas with professionals from archives, museums and various other domains.

ICLAM 2014 aims to foster a spirit of innovation among all the professionals  of the  knowledge sector in order to attain the goal of long-term preservation of the collective memory of mankind. In the 21st century the core issue in memory institutions, i.e., libraries, archives and museums, is innovative  applications of digital technologiesin all the spheres of activities ranging from management to collaboration. Technological innovation is vital to reinforce the  roles of libraries, archives and museums in promotion of formal and informal learning. However, innovations – whether internal or external, radical or incremental – are not limited to applications of technologies. Critical changes are taking place in paradigms and products in libraries, archives and museums. Thus analyses of transformative influences of new organizational formations, processes, services, etc. are also significant.  On the basis of deliberations on various aspects of innovation the conference will suggest effective strategies for creating sustainable culture of innovation in institutions   managing  scientific and cultural heritage resources.







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Rethinking Svaraj


Conference Call for Papers


To be held at: Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities (MCPH),

Manipal, Karnataka, India, 15-17 January, 2015


Invited Speakers

Akeel Bilgrami, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University, USA

Mrinal Miri, Chairperson, Indian Council of Philosophical Research

A. Raghuramaraju, Professor of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad

Sanil V., Professor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Probal Dasgupta, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta

Bijoy Boruah, Professor of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Gopal Guru, Professor of Political Science, JNU, Delhi



In a seminal lecture presented sometime between 1928 and 1930 [the lecture can be found at http://www.unipune.ac.in/snc/cssh/ipq/english/vol11_4.htm], the philosopher K. C. Bhattacharyya* discusses the question of intellectual self-determination, or what he calls ‘svaraj in ideas’. In the process, he offers an account of what the lack of such a determination, or ‘cultural subjection’, might mean. In addition, he also offers some positive insights into what is entailed in the concept of intellectual self-determination. Barring an issue of the Indian Philosophical Quarterly, published in 1984, in which several well-known commentators like Ramchandra Gandhi, Ashis Nandy and Probal Dasgupta engaged with this lecture, philosophers have not examined this text in any significant way. In the context of Arvind Kejriwal’s recent political appropriation of the term ‘svaraj’, and given that it is now almost 25 years since India was liberalized, we think this might be a good time to re-examine the concept of svaraj through an ontological rather than a political lens.


Although this conference takes its point of departure from Bhattacharyya’s essay on svaraj, our aim is more broadly to explore the possibility of creating new philosophical knowledge regarding the notion of svaraj. It is our view that Bhattacharyya’s essay offers several suggestive claims that could serve as the starting point for articulating new ways of thinking about svaraj. However, we also welcome essays dealing with the concept of svaraj in conversation with thinkers other than Bhattacharyya, and/or dealing with aspects of svaraj not covered by Bhattacharyya’s essay.


Possible topics that elucidate, develop or critique some of the ideas in Bhattacharyya’s essay could include (but are not restricted to):


  • Kant’s notion of autonomy (and its reception among the German idealists), and Bhattacharyya’s concept of self-determination
  • How Bhattacharyya’s notion of svaraj may have been influenced by ideas in Indian philosophy, including both classical and modern Indian philosophers (by employing Western hermeneutical methods, etc.)
  • Comparison between Bhattacharyya’s and Gandhi’s notions of svaraj (one of the aims of this conference is to explore the possibility of decentring Gandhi’s characterization of svaraj)
  • The notion of the self, and the relationship between self and other implicit in Bhattacharyya’s notion of self-determination (or any other conceptualization of ‘svaraj’) in conversation with classical or contemporary Western philosophy
  • Bhattacharyya’s notion of ‘assimilating’ an alien culture
  • Bhattacharyya on the ‘hybridization’ of ideas, and the conflict of ideals, especially in conversation with the contemporary hermeneutical tradition (Gadamer, Ricouer)
  • The criterion (or criteria) for the surrender of individuality
  • Exploring the middle ground between ‘rootless universalism’ and ‘clinging particularism’
  • What Bhattacharyya’s plea for a ‘genuine translation of foreign ideas into our native ideas before we accept or reject them’ might mean; etc.


Other potential topics may include, among others:


  • Svaraj and the notion of self-creation in the Western philosophical tradition (e.g. Nietzsche)
  • Ramchandra Gandhi’s notion of svaraj as self-realization
  • The implicit notion of svaraj in thinkers of the Bengal Renaissance, and in the writings of Nehru or Ambedkar
  • The very idea of the call for an ‘Indian’ contribution to the culture and thought of the modern (for us, also globalized) world


We invite 3,000-word papers (excluding footnotes) that critically examine any of the themes relating to the notion of svaraj along the lines of the themes listed above. The ideal paper must make an original philosophical contribution to the topic; and must be explicitly situated within the Western tradition of philosophy. All contemporary philosophical approaches – hermeneutical, phenomenological, historical, deconstructive, psychoanalytical, pragmatist, etc. – are welcome.


Submissions will be reviewed using a DOUBLE-BLIND REVIEW process: the identity of authors and referees will not be revealed to each other. To ensure blind reviewing, authors’ names and affiliations should not appear in the paper; author names should be deleted from the document properties; and bibliographic entries should be made so as to preserve author anonymity.  Submissions must be made electronically to the following email address: svaraj.mcph@gmail.com. Contributions from PhD scholars are encouraged, but will be evaluated on the same basis as regular submissions.


Please contact Apaar Kumar (apaarkumar.mcph@gmail.com) if you have any questions. The last date for submissions is 15 October, 2014.


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3rd International Conference on SPIRITUALITY: The Essence of Ethical Leadership and Management

Organized by: School of Management Sciences, Varanasi
On : 22nd -24th November, 2014
Venue: SMS, Varanasi

Link : http://www.icon.smsvaranasi.com/


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Call for Paper Presentati​on in the Internatio​nal Conference on Impact of Globalisat​ion on Indian Financial System

Modern banking in India has traversed a long way since independence. Globalisation of Indian economy has created an environment where the financial services system has to be cost effective, customer oriented and technology based. Banks are now reaching out to the masses with technology to facilitate greater ease of communication and transactions through tremendous innovations. With mindless modernization of financial system in India due to globalisation in the banking sector is faced with many challenges. This conference is a sincere initiative to find solutions to the challenges of globalisation in Indian Financial System. We, the academicians, are well aware that merely creating awareness to social issues which have a wider and global impact is not enough. So we feel that it is time to find solutions to the challenges of globalisation in Indian Financial System. This issue is general and multidimensional in nature. Hence, the Post-Graduate and Research Department of Commerce of Vivekananda College initiates this conference to highlight the impact of globalisation on Indian Financial System.

Objectives of the Conference 
-To know the extent of globalization of Indian banks and to suggest strategies for the globalization of Indian Financial Sector. 
-To study and analyze the impact of globalization on Indian Financial Markets 
-To find the challenges and explore the future opportunities for Indian Financial Institutions in the global markets 
-To suggest some strategies for the globalization of Indian Financial Services

Impact of Globalisation on Indian Financial System

Sub Themes 
-Globalisation and Indian Money Market 
-Globalisation and Indian Capital Market 
-Financial Intermediaries and Innovative Financial Instruments 
-Depository System in India – Issues and Challenges 
-Credit Rating Agencies in India – Future 
-Financial Services – Fund based and Non-Fund based 
-Mutual Funds in India – Growth and Future 
-Leasing and Hire Purchase in India – Problems and Prospects 
-Securitisation in India – Scope 
-Merchant Banking in India – Trends 
-Derivatives in India – Forward, Futures, Options and Swaps 
-Housing Finance – Problems and Prospects 
-Credit Card Business in India – Challenges 
-Growth of Venture Capital in India 
-Discounting, Factoring and Forfaiting in India – Present and Future 
-Insurance Services in India – Life and Non-Life

Call for Papers
Papers with Abstracts should be original and unpublished on the above themes. All the selected papers will be edited and published in a book with ISBN Code. Top 20 selected papers will be edited and published in a journal (Special Edition) with ISSN Code. Papers should be formatted with A4 size, font size 12 (Times New Roman), single line spacing not exceeding 5 pages in WORD file. Papers should be submitted only through e-mail. (vccommercedept@gmail.com).
Date to Remember The last date for submission of Full Paper along with Abstract and Registration Fee is on or before 8th August 2014.



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