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(Sponsored by ICSSR Western Regional Centre, Mumbai)



A three-week summer school for MA, MPhil and PhD students from all over the country will be held at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

Dates: Monday, June 8, 2009 – Friday, June 26, 2009

Who can apply :MA, MPhil and early PhD students working in the broad areas of social sciences and humanities (including philosophy).

How to apply: Send a CV (with marks, email, phone and contact address details) along with an essay/working paper that you have written. The last date for receiving the complete application is March 15, 2009.

Accommodation and travel: Selected students will be reimbursed for their outstation travel by Non– AC, sleeper class train or bus fare (to and fro) and will also be provided accommodation free of cost at NIAS during the course period.

Contact: Send your application as an email attachment to Centre for Philosophy, NIAS, email: cfpnias@gmail.com or mail a hard copy to the address below.

Centre For Philosophy

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus

Bangalore – 560012

Telephone: +91-80-22185000

((For more information, see http://www.nias.res.in/researchgroups-cfp-programmes.php)


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Veer Kunwar Singh University (VKSU)

Ara, Bhojpur (Bihar)


Advt. No. 02


Applications are invited from eligible candidates for appointment on the following posts of Lecturers in PG departments and constituent colleges under VKS University, Ara in different subjects in prescribed format :


Physics : 37 posts

Chemistry : 28 posts

Botany : 10 posts

Zoology : 15 posts

Mathematics : 20 posts

Geography : 08 posts

Home Science : 06 posts

Psychology : 22 posts

History : 21 posts

Hindi : 42 posts

English : 42 posts

Sanskrit : 07 posts

Philosophy : 16 posts

Urdu : 10 posts

Political Sc. : 28 posts

Sociology : 08 posts

Economics : 23 posts

Commerce : 12 posts


The applications must be accompanied with a crossed bank DD of Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- for SC/ST) in favour of the Registrar, VKS University, Ara payable at Ara.

The last date is 15/05/2009.

For further details like eligibility and other requirements etc., please visit the website http://www.vksu-ara.org/.


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Violence in the Home

Violence in the Home

23 to 25 April 2009

There are two dimensions to the question of violence in the home: the external one wherein the violence of the outside impacts the home and transforms it beyond all recognition, whether it be the hapless migrant who is forced to migrate for livelihood or whether it is the half widows of Kashmir or the camp-homes of Gujarat; and secondly, the internal transformations of the family and the home wherein traditional relationships have undergone drastic changes and have redefined both the boundaries of the home and affected the texture of the relationships.

While gender-based violence is crucial, the other dimensions of changes along the axis of age have also been impacted. Violence against the aged has acquired alarming proportions. The changes in the demographic composition of our society, with increased longevity have led to a significant section of our society consisting of the aged. The changes in the structure of the family with increasing nuclearisation has affected inter-generational reciprocity and left the aged with very little social support. Moreover, with the social welfare net almost nonexistent, this has meant increased vulnerability of the very old.

These changes have also affected the very young. While as with the case of women, the rights of the child have become part of a certain kind of public discourse, this discourse seems to coexist with the phenomenon of children becoming victims of the most horrific forms of violence. All the changes prompted by social economic processes are mediated by class, caste, tribe gender and residence. This extreme deprivation of the vast majority of Indian children constitutes the social matrix of the violence against the young.

The State’s response has been double-edged: on the one hand there have been attempts at legislation prompted by various women’s groups and conscientious voices of various citizens’ groups; on the other hand, there has been a free hand given to the play and even hegemony of market forces, which erode whatever cultural restraints the traditional order offered. The dynamics of the market and the penetration of the media into virtually every home also have serious implications for human relationships.

In order to discuss these issues, the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla is organising a three-day seminar from 23 to 25April 2009.


Indian Institute of Advanced Study,Shimla


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