Archive for May, 2010

Pinnacle Convention On Holistic Living

30 July 2010
Online, India

This Pinnacle convention is a new way of knowledge sharing. Here the outlook libretto is like your manuscript contaning the points. You can find a sample libretto at the webpage. For more details visit the webpage linked.
Check the event website for latest details.

Website: http://www.aspireacademicexcellence.com/Pinnacle-Convention.php

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Panjab University Research Journal (Arts) PURJA

About the Journal

Panjab University Research Journal (Arts) PURJA, earlier known as Panjab University Research Bulletin (Arts) PURBA, is the mother journal of Panjab University, Chandigarh (India), started in early 1950s. It is a bi-annual journal of international repute and only publishes research papers/articles/reviews/survey papers, duly assessed and reviewed by a panel of experts. It is exclusively devoted to the publication of original research papers/articles/reviews of a very high standard in various disciplines of humanities, languages and arts. One of the objectives of this journal is to create a forum for the transmission and exchange of ideas among the scholars within the country and outside. Though most of the time, the journal focusses upon the theoretical issues of wider contemporary relevance in the specified areas, occasionally, it also announces special issues drawing attention toward well-defined thematic areas in humanities, languages and arts in general. This journal seeks to propagate and stimulate philosophical, critical and interpretative dialogue across the national and international frontiers. For this reason, we look forward to receiving contributions from scholars working in diverse areas covered broadly under the disciplines of humanities, languages and arts.

Contact Information

Dharmanand Sharma
Professor of Philosophy
Editor-in-Chief, Room No. 23,
Ground Floor,, Arts Block IV,
Department of Philosophy,
Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Telephone: 0172 – 2541840, – 2534786
Email: purjaeditor@gmail.com purjaeditor@pu.ac.in

Sudhir Kumar
Professor of English (DES), Editor
Panjab University,, Chandigarh.
Telephone: 0172 – 2541840, – 2534786
Email: purjaeditor@gmail.compurjaeditor@pu.ac.in



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The Journal of Religious Studies is a biannual Journal devoted to the study and understanding of the religious traditions of the world. It includes articles of high academic standard dealing with historical, comparative and philosophical themes. It carries research articles relating to various philosophical subjects, new translation of experts from the religious classics of the world, review articles, book reviews and notices. Scholars from all over the world are invited to contribute their articles.

About the Department:

The establishment of Guru Gobind Singh Department of Religious Studies at the Punjabi in 1967 was a unique and significant venture in the history of higher education in India.  It was in the year of the Tenth Master Guru Gobind Singh’s birth tercentenary that plans were drawn to institute the Department which received the willing approval of UGC as also of the Punjab Government.  The main objectives were: to provide facilities for advanced research, understanding of world religions, systematic and scientific study through academic channels such as inter-religious dialogues, seminars, extension lectures and publications of books etc. University

Contact :
Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma
(Prof. Incharge)
Publication Bureau,
Punjabi University, Patiala-147002


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2nd International Research Workshop
Spiritual and Ethical Foundations of Organizational Development
October 7-9, 2010
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

The Background


The 2nd International Research Workshop on Spiritual and Ethical Foundations of Organizational Development is based on the success and positive response of corporate and academicians during the International Research Workshop on Spiritual and Ethical Foundations of Organizational Development held at Pondicherry from February 5-7, 2009. The proposed workshop once again aims to bring together the research scholars from USA, Europe and Asia to systematically explore and map the integration of spirituality in organizational structure and processes for creating a morally healthy and sustainable organization.


Sunita Singh Sengupta, Ph.D.
ISOL Conferences
Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership  Foundation
www.isolconferences.org; www.isolindia.org
Contact No. 9873167484
Email: sengupta.sunitasingh@gmail.com; sunita.singhsengupta@gmail.com

Sanjay Goel
Manager – Marketing
Kamakshi Events and Conferences
B-1/1813,  Vasant Kunj  | New Delhi  | India   
Mobile : +91-9958781812
Email : kamakshi.events@gmail.com , keconf@gmail.com
website : www.kamakshievents.com

For  Details go to:


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J & K State Level Eligibility Test
Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road’
New Campus
Jammu (Tawi) 180006

University of Jammu conducts a State Level Eligibility Test. The Jammu & Kashmir State Government has designated the University of Jammu as its Agency to conduct test (SLET) for Lecturers/ Assistant Librarians. The UGC has allowed the State Agency to conduct the SLET, in the subjects/ areas of Chemical Science; Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary

Sciences; Life Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physical Sciences; Human Geography; Electronic Science; Home Science; Computer Applications; History; Political Science; Economics; Education; Library & Information Science; Sociology; Psychology; Islamic Studies; Philosophy; Commerce; Management; Law; Music; English; Urdu; Hindi; Punjabi; Sanskrit; Dogri; Kashmiri; Persian and Arabic

Indian nationals with Master’  Degree with 5,5% marks of the aggregate marks (excluding statutory grace marks, if my) (50% for SC/ST Category). Candidates who have appeared or are appearing in the final year of their post-graduation and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose examinations have been delayed may also apply

However, such candidates are considered eligible for Lecturers/ Assistant Librarians after they have passed the Master’s Degree Examination with the requisite percentage

Medium of Examination:
Question papers in all subjects except in Oriental, Classical and Modern Indian Languages shall be set in English. The medium of answering questions in all subjects other than Oriental, Classical and Modern Indian Languages is English

Centres of Examination:
Srinagar and Jammu cities only

June. Last date: August. Examination: October


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The Institute invites applications for admission of one year M. Phil. Programme . Total seats are 47 (42 seats with fellowship and 5 seats without fellowship, to be filled in by sponsored candidates on merit basis). Reservation for SC, ST, OBC and girls will be as per M.P. Govt. rules.

M.Phil. Syllabus

The M.Phil in Social science is having two core papers.i.e. Research Methodology, and Dr. Ambedkar’s Thought and Contemporary Socio-economic Issues of Indian Society; and any two optional papers opted from : Life and Philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar; The Development of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes; Rural Development and Panchayati Raj; Women & Child Development; and  Social Development and Justice.  Besides, the candidate will be required to write a Dissertation in one of the related topics, to be decided by the Institutes Research Review Committee.


For M.Phil .fellowship, Rs. 3000/- p.m. and contingency of Rs. 4000/- per year. which may be increased. Hostel facility is available for both boys and girls, subject to availability of seats.         


A post-graduate degree in any subject from a recognized university under faculties of Social Sciences, Education, Law, Women  & Child Development in the Faculty of Home Science, and Philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities, with a minimum of 50% marks for SC/ST and 55% for Others candidates. The candidates appearing for post-graduation final examination of Year 2010 can also apply.  A candidate who has already done M. Phil. will not to be eligible. JRF awardees may apply for admission, Institute will  give them priority.


Desirous candidates may apply on plain paper, as per the proforma given below, along with a D.D. of Rs. 50/- for SC and ST candidates Rs. 100/-  in case of others in favor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences, payable at Mhow.  The duly filled in application must reach to Registrar at the office address latest by   24-05-2010.

for more details:

Dr. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES,                             Dr. Ambedkar Nagar MHOW (M.P.)

Office : A.B. Road , Dr. Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow) – 453 441 Distt. – Indore (M.P.)

Phone : (07324) 272830, 274377, Fax : 273645

Web. : www.baniss.org

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Internationalization of Higher Education with special reference to Management Education

14th and 15th October 2010
Pune, India

In five tracks. Track 1: building world class universities in Asia; Track 2:
India’s policies on internationalization of education; Track 3: design
and delivery of international curriculum; Track 4: development of faculty;
Track 5:  Internationalizing the student body – international student
recruitment, support and exchange.

Abstracts of papers on any of the conference track themes are invited so as to reach the Convenor of the conference on or before Friday, 20th June 2010. The official conference language for all papers and presentations is English.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 20 June 2010.

Enquiries: info@siuconference.in
Web address: http://www.siuconference.in
Sponsored by: Symbiosis International (Deemed

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New Race: A Journal of Integral Studies is a journal that seeks to promote Sri Aurobindo’s vision of the future in the context of other insights and their relevance to the present-day world. It maintains that Truth is a common human heritage and therefore eschews all parochial, fundamentalist and sectarian approaches. It fosters the primacy of individual freedom, social harmony and human unity. Above all, it stands for the progressive spiritualisation of mankind–a spirituality that subsumes and does not negate matter and material life.

To contact write:

Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research
39, Vanniar Street, Vaithikuppam, Pondicherry – 605012 INDIA

Phone: +91 413 234 8067; Mobile: 9894778977; Fax: +91 413 233 2033

Email: sacaroffice@gmail.com

Main Links:


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The  Journal of Indian History and Culture is an annual publication which encompasses all the various types of historical research.

The Journal  provides an integrated forum for the presentation of original research articles and thought – provoking reviews to generate innovative ideas in historical research.

The Journal  focuses on new directions in :
      a.   Indian culture, art, architecture, music and literature
      b.   Archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, historiography and  anthropology
      c.   Social, political and economic structure
      d.   National movement
      e.   It is a refreed journal, ensuring quality

It is indispensable for students, professors and historians.

Annual subscription : Rs.95/- (for two issues)          
Editor : Dr.G.J. Sudhakar



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Dalit Challenges and Disciplinary Practices

The interface between dalit activism and academia in the last two decades has given way to a growing body of work on Dalit Studies. It is essentially inter/multi-disciplinary in character and explores new questions, methods, and paradigms. The political and cultural overtones of the term and concept of ‘dalit’ have opened up new possibilities of critical engagement with conceptual categories of exclusion and marginality for disciplinary practices. Posing a challenge to the existing disciplines, it propels the initiative for the creation of an alternative paradigm as well as reconfiguring the contours of everyday life in Indian society in general and academia in particular. Caste, religion and land as determinants of relations of power and subordination, as sources of oppression and humiliation are central to the understanding of dalit life-worlds.

Long waves of egalitarian challenges posed by bhakti and sufi movements to the hierarchical ideology of Brahmanism in the pre-colonial times were fractured by the pro-Brahmanical colonial intervention that left the task of building India ‘modern’ for the self-proclaimed ‘modernists’ highly complex and difficult. It is best exemplified in the fall of the Hindu Code Bill in 1951 that Dr Ambedkar had introduced as Law Minister to empower women of India as equal citizens. Nehru as archetypal ‘modernist’ failed miserably to exert his weight as the Prime Minister of India to carry along the conservatives with the reformist agenda for a free India. Quite ironically even Sarojini Naidu had threatened to go on a hunger strike if the Bill was not dropped. While the orthodox majority basked in their triumphal sun the real modernist Ambedkar resigned from the Cabinet in utter disgust.  The nation is still struggling to wriggle out of the stranglehold of brahmanical ideology and the colonial legacy of the British. Dalits have been trying from time to time to escape this suffocation by converting to egalitarian religions such as Islam, Christianity and Buddhism with varying degree of success and satisfaction. The strategy of ‘conversion’ was also stamped by Ambedkar and it needs to be seen how far it has helped dalits improve their life conditions.

Over the last few decades the debate around ‘who speaks for the subaltern?’ has raised questions of ‘representation’ and ‘authenticity’. Suspicions have been expressed by internal voices against non-Dalits’ writings; not even sparing the genuine and sympathetic thinkers. There has also been the conventional mode of patronage and an attitude of condescension on the part of the ‘other side’. Even though serious academic work has been undertaken in the past, however, there has also been a spurt in the production of knowledge for the sake of promotions as also for the market. A balanced approach demands an open-minded/ended and inclusive reception and participation for a progressive onward journey. The ‘exclusions’ cannot be countered by ‘exclusions’; organic dalit intellectuals should be more aware of the dangers of exclusionary practices. Dalit studies cannot but consciously address the unconscious of not only the ‘oppressed’ but the ‘oppressor’ as well.

The establishment of Dr. Ambedkar Chairs and UGC sponsored ‘Centres for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy’ in different universities and educational institutions have played its role in sensitising the academics toward Dalit Studies. But even after two decades of Dalit Studies’ existence in the academia, it is still in an amorphous state, and is at cross-roads. The ‘rethinking’ and ‘reimagining’ seem already in place and a week’s meeting-of-minds is bound to trigger new ideas for charting this new road. It is important that stocktaking be done, reviews made and a roadmap sketched for the future of Dalit Studies. A week of intensive presentations, discussions, and reflections by a small group of 20 dedicated scholars is called for that purpose. The invited participants cover a broad range of scholars from different disciplines including public intellectuals who have already contributed in the field of Dalit Studies. Each day of the Study Week would take up not more than 4 papers with ample time for presentation and discussion to finally lead the scholars toward publication of its proceedings by the Institute.


    • Dalit activism, dalit studies and academia: impact of dalit consciousness and assertion
    • ‘Who speaks for the Subaltern?’: The questions of ‘representation’ and ‘authenticity’
    • Pragmatics of knowledge production
    • Dialectics of the ‘oppressed’ and ‘oppressor’: relationship between dalits and swarnas
    • Dalits in literary and historiographical praxis
    • Dalits and modernity project: religion, caste and state through
    • Colonial and postcolon



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