Archive for January, 2010

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IIAS invite applications for award of Fellowships for advanced research in the following areas:

(a) Social, Political and Economic Philosophy;
(b) Comparative Indian Literature (including Ancient, Medieval, Modern Folk and Tribal);
(c) Comparative Studies in Philosophy and Religion;
(d) Comparative Studies in History (including Historiography and Philosophy of History);
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(g) Fundamental Concepts and Problems of Natural and Life Sciences;
(h) Studies in Environment;
(i) Indian Civilization in the context of Asian Neighbours; and
(j) Problems of Contemporary India in the context of National Integration and Nation-building.

The prescribed application form and details of the Fellowship grants payable to the Fellows are available on the website of the Institute http://www.iias.org and can also be obtained from the Institute by sending a self-addressed envelop (5×11″) with postage stamp of Rs. 10 affixed. The application on the prescribed form may be sent to the Secretary, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla 171005. Applications can also be made on line at http://www.iias.org.

The Fellowship Selection Committee is likely to meet in the end of March 2010. Those interested can get further details from the Section Officer (Administration) of the Institute. He is available on e-mail at iiasapo@gmail.com and may be contacted on 0177-2633129. For more details please visit http://www.iias.org.

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University College of Commerce and management Studies,
Udaipur .

Organised by
Mohanlal Sukhadia University
Udaipur 313001
Rajasthan, India

Date for Abstract and Full Paper: 15 Feb.2010
Date of Seminar:26-27 Feb.2010
Paper may be submitted online.

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Jobs in Hyderbad University

University of Hyderabad
P.O Central University Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500046 (AP),India

The University of Hyderabad invites applications from eligible Indian nationals at level of Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor for filling up the 175 vacant Faculty positions in the University in following Areas :
• Mathematics & Statistics, Computer & Information Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences, Biology & Biotechnology, Modelling, Simulation and Design, Earth & Space Sciences, Medical Science, Engineering Sciences & Technology, English, Philosophy, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Sanskrit Studies, Applied Linguistics & Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, English Language Teaching, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Regional Studies, Folk Culture Studies, Study of Indian Diaspora, Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, Dance, Theater Arts, Communication, Fine Arts, Management Studies, Cognitive Science, Women’s Studies, Study of Foreign Languages, Translation & Study of Dalit & Tribal Literature, E-Learning, Knowledge Culture and Innovation Studies, Human Rights & Human Values, Health Psychology, Disability Studies, Academic Staff College and Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM) – Sponsored by DRDO.

How to Apply : Application in the prescribed format should be sent to the Assistant Registrar, Personnel Section-1, 1st floor, Administration Building, University of Hyderabad, Central University P.O., Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500 046 (A.P), India on on or before 27/02/2010

Please view http://www.uohyd.ernet.in/pone-faculty-jan-2010.pdf for detailed information and application format.

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Advertisement No. IITM/R/1/2010 Dated Jan. 20, 2010
IIT Madras invites applications from Indian Nationals with an established record of independent, high quality research and commitment to teaching and research for faculty positions at the levels of:
PROFESSOR : Pay Band 4 (Rs.37400-67000) with AGP Rs.10,500/- : For direct recruits, minimum pay in the PB-4 to be fixed at Rs.48,000/-

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR : Pay Band 4 (Rs.37400-67000) with AGP Rs. 9,500/- : For direct recruits, minimum pay in the PB-4 to be fixed at Rs.42,800/-

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR : Pay Band 3 (Rs.15600-39100) with AGP Rs. 8,000/- : For direct recruits, minimum pay in the PB-3 to be fixed at Rs.30,000/-

Ph.D., with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree in the appropriate branch with consistently good academic record throughout.

Last Date: 15-02-2010

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Jobs in Hindu College

Hindu College
University of Delhi
Website : http://www.hinducollege.org

Applications are invited for jobs recruitment of Teaching and Non Teaching Staff by Hindu College, University of Delhi in Jan 2010.Candidates who are interested and eligible for these Hindu College, University of Delhi Jobs Recruitment 2010 may submit their application in prescribed application form to Hindu College, University of Delhi. more details about the vacancies details are given below:

Assistant Professor
Total Vacancies: 36 Posts
Pay Scale : Rs. 15,600 – 39,100 + AGP 6,000/-
Disciplines Departments :
English-04, Economics-05, Pol. Science-02, History-02, Sanskrit-02, Commerce-01, Hindi-01, Philosophy-02, Sociology-02, Statistics-02, Mathematics-02, Chemistry-07, Physics-02 , Botany-01, Zoology-01.

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For complete details like qualifications, experience, how to apply and to download application format about Jobs in Hindu College, University of Delhi, 2010
Complete details Hindu College, University of Delhi Recruitment 2010

Read more: http://getsarkari-naukri.blogspot.com/2010/01/hindu-college-university-of-delhi.html#ixzz0dEGJpRMX

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New Delhi
Indian Council of Philosophical Research, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, government of India announces the following awards.

A National Award for distinguished work in philosophy in India will be awarded to a living Indian Philosopher and which does not require any project to be carried out by the recipient of that award. ICPR proposes to give an award of Rs.1,00,000/- and a citation to the selected eminent scholar. Heads of Department of Philosophy; Eminent Philosophers and retired teachers of philosophy in the country may nominate suitable names and send their bio-data
for consideration.

2. Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award (in Philosophy) to one scholar who has submitted his/her dissertation to the University and has been awarded Ph. D. degree during the past one year. The award amounts to Rs.50,000/- and a citation. Heads of Department of Philosophy and Supervisors may nominate suitable names of scholars awarded Ph. D. during the past one year along with their biodata and a copy of the dissertation for consideration.

3. Young Philosopher Award.
Eligibility: The scholar must be in the group not exceeding 35 years as on 31 March 2010. The scholars of the target age group may submit their bio-data along with 5 copies of their published work during the last 5 years. The award amounts to Rs.50,000/- and a citation. Heads of Department of Philosophy of Indian university/Institutions/Eminent Philosophers/Retired teachers of Philosophy in the country may also nominate suitable scholars for consideration of the award.

4. The Best Book of the Year in Philosophy Award.
Eligibility: All books published in India in Hindi, Sanskrit or English during the last three years, not before 2007, in philosophy are eligible for consideration of the award. The books must be original works showing promise of mature philosophical thinking. Authors can submit their books (5 copies) to ICPR for evaluation and consideration. The award amounts to Rs.50,000/- and a citation./ Nominations are solicited from eminent philosophers, Heads of Department of Philosophy and retired teachers of philosophy in the country.

The applications/nominations may be submitted positively by or before 10th February 2010 on the following address.
Member Secretary
Indian Council of Philosophical Research
Darshan Bhawan, 36, Tughlakabad Instituitional Area
Mehrauli Badarpur Road
New Delhi 110 062

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Understanding Jainisam Programme for international students/scholars
(23 July to 12 Aug, 2010)

The programme of Understanding Jainism will commence from July 23 to August 12, 2010. This is a three week programme of Understanding Jainism, and intensive programme emphasizing on Jain Philosophy, Ethics, Non-violence, Meditation etc. for the Understanding of Jainism, creative nonviolence, relevance of amity and to train for emotionally balanced life-style.
The programme will be organized at university campus, Ladnun in the pleasant summer weather. The course fee is $ 500/U 400, which includes boarding and lodging. There will be extra-curricular activities also like meditation sessions, cultural interaction, wild life sanctuary visit etc. Ladnun is well connected by road from Delhi and Jaipur. Interested person can contact for any quarry to the undersigned.
This three week programme is designed for motivated and accomplished undergraduate and graduate students in philosophy, religion, south Asian studies, theology and anthropology etc who wish to learn about Jainism and take it up as a part of their graduate studies. This program is also designed to cater to the needs of full time faculty such as professors, instructors and, PhD students in allied subjects like history, art, music, public health, bio-ethics, education, management etc who wish to learn about Jainism and its relevance to their fields of interest and specialization.

Please note
1. To gain the credit students and scholars for program must be registered with a university (The scholars who are willing to explore and learn Jainism and meditation, and do not want to get credit, are also eligible)
2. All applicants are expected to be fluent in English since this is the medium of instruction.
3. As this programme is designed to stimulate the participants to explore Indian culture in general and Jainism in particular, the participants are expected to adhere to simple living, nonviolent life style and vegetarian food while in JVBU Campus.

(Dr Anil Dhar)
Dy. Director
M.S. Anekant Shodhpeeth
ID: anljvbi@gmail.com
Ph: 01581-222110
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School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi



From Experience to Thought: Debates in Consciousness, Cognition and Agency

7th, 8th and 9th January, 2010

Committee Room, School of Social Sciences – I

The relationship between our experience of the external world, other persons and of us and thoughts arising out of these different levels of experience has been a major area of philosophical enquiry. Along with our bodily and emotional experiences, perception and the other sensory modalities give us experience of the world. We also entertain thoughts, both particular as well as general, about the world and about ourselves. Some of these experiences, sensations and thoughts are conscious, some are not. Clearly, experience influences thought – you see an accident and form the belief that someone is in distress. Or you experience your own actions, and revise your beliefs about what you want accordingly. Furthermore, our thoughts influence our experience – you decide to try out skydiving and gain some new experiences. Or your expectations colour how you experience the world. But the epistemic and cognitive relations between experience and thought and the philosophical underpinnings of this interaction are not well understood. Neither is it clear as to what role consciousness plays in connecting experience to thought. This set of problems touch upon influential problems in metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of mind, as well as more tangible issues in theories of agency, critical thinking, decision theory, as well as moral theory and psychopathology. The dynamic and interactive relation between experience and thought has been studied not only by philosophers, but also by psychologists, cognitive scientists, neuroscientists and other allied disciplines. This conference will take an interdisciplinary approach to this question of how experience and thought influence each other, (or, may be, the more fundamental question as to whether they are at all separable) and consider novel ways of understanding how we get from experience to thought and then back again. This problem can be approached from different, but not unrelated perspectives. There are important insights that can be drawn from Classical Indian Philosophy regarding the relation between experiences and thought that may also be used in problematizing and understanding the debates in this area.
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