Archive for June, 2010

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati


Quality Improvement Programme

Short Term Course


Science, Technology and Society

December 13-17, 2010

Organised by

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahat


The objective of the Short Term Course (STC) is to enable participants from undergraduate engineering colleges to understand science as a socio-cultural product in specific historical contexts. The course exposes participants to philosophical, historical and sociological perspectives to look at science as a practice deeply embedded in culture and society. It emphasises the dynamic nature of the relations between wider cultural practices on the one hand and scientific practices on the other. The attempt is to equip the participants with a theoretical understanding of this relationship which is indispensable for an in-depth study of science society dynamics.


  • · Methods of Science: Issues and Perspectives
  • · Perspectives on Science-Technology Relationship
  • · Social Context of Production of Scientific Knowledge
  • · Science as Social Institution and Ethos of Science
  • · Reception of Modern Science in India
  • · Information and Communication Society: Implications for Work, Social Relations, Governance and


  • · Biotechnology: Implications for the Meanings of Life and Life Processes, Application in Agriculture,    

   Healthcare and Environment

  • · Cyberspace
  • · Responses of Civil Society
  • · The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Regime
  • · Scientific Knowledge: From Public Resource to Intellectual Property
  • · Open Source Innovations in Science and Technology


Last date of receipt of duly filled applications: October 15, 2010

Intimation of selection by e-mail: October 31, 2010

The duly filled-in application form should be mailed to:

Dr. Sambit Mallick and Dr. Liza Das

Course Coordinators

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Guwahati 781039, Assam, INDIA

Tel: +91 09957564137 (M) +91 09954013700 (M)

Fax: +91 361 2582599

E-mail: sambit@iitg.ernet.in; liza@iitg.ernet.in

Details and Application can be downloaded from:


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National Institute of Science Education and Research

Institute of Physics Campus, Bhubaneswar

Advertisement for Faculty Positions in Humanities at NISER Bhubaneswar

Advt. No.: FC/HUM/01/2010 Issue date: June 1, 2010

Closing date: June 30, 2010

NISER invites applications for one post of Assistant Professor in each discipline of English, Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology under Humanities Department from the extremely motivated Indian Citizens who have flair for teaching especially at the undergraduate/post graduate level. The required specialized areas for these disciplines are as under:

  • English: Cognitive linguistics, English language teaching (ELT), Communication skills, Indian writings in English, Science journalism, Computational linguistics and syntax.
  • Economics: Micro economics, Macro economics, Development economics, Indian economic planning and development, Industrial economics, Labour economics, Environmental economics, International economics (with focus on finance and trade), Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
  • Philosophy: Contemporary western philosophy, Indian philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of science, Analytical philosophy.
  • Psychology: Educational psychology, Organisational psychology, Clinical psychology, Cognitive psychology, Qualitative and quantitative techniques of psychology.
  • Sociology: Sociology of education, Sociology of science and technology, Social innovation,  Social representation,  Sociology of development,  Social demography, Rural development..

Interested candidates may apply through post by enclosing the following:

Prescribed Application Form (given in page 4-6 of this document), Attested copies of all educational and experience certificates, Curriculum Vitae which must contain the List of Publications (with the copies of reprints of important papers), names and addresses (with e-mail and fax number) of at least three referees.

Applications should be sent by registered post to “The Registrar, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Institute of Physics Campus, Sachivalaya Marg, PO Sainik School, Bhubaneswar – 751005 ORISSA”

The last date for receipt of application is June 30th, 2010.




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University of Rajasthan, Jaipur

Advertisement No. 1/2010/T

Applications in the prescribed form are invited for appointment on the post of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in various subject as mentioned below  :

  1. Professor : 35 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.37400-67000 AGP  Rs. 10000
  2. Associate Professor : 52 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.37400-67000 AGP Rs.9000
  3. Assistant Professor : 239 posts, Pay Scale : Rs. 15600-39100 AGP Rs.6000

Fee : Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- from SC/ST candidates) in the form of Bank DD drawn in favour of the Registrar, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur payable at Jaipur. Handicapped persons are exmpted from the fee.

The prescribed form duly filled up must reach the office of Registrar, University of Rajasthan, J.L.N. Marge, Jaipur-302055 on or before 15/07/2010.

Please view http://www.uniraj.ac.in/ADVT/Advt012010.pdf for all the details, application form is available at http://www.uniraj.ac.in/jobs/appform09.pdf , minimum qualification available at http://www.uniraj.ac.in/jobs/MiniQualification06-10.pdf

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Certificate/Diploma Courses in Philosophy in University of Mumbai

Being holistic in nature, Philosophy is necessarily interdisciplinary in its outlook. To encourage this, the Department offers an Entrance test in the month of June / July to students seeking admission from disciplines other than Philosophy. Details of the entrance exam are available in the department office.

The Department also provides the following one year Certificate and Diploma Courses:-
(1) Diploma in Foundation of Yoga
(2) Advanced Diploma in Yoga
(3) Certificate Course in Jainology
(4) Diploma in Jainology
(5) Certificate in Vallabh Vedanta
(6) Diploma in Vallabh Vedanta
(7) Diploma in Buddhist Studies
(8) P.G. Diploma in Indian Aesthetics
(9) P.G. Diploma in Communal Harmony & Social Peace

Contact: Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai, M.G. Road Fort, Mumbai-400 032.

Note: This is an information, note admission notice. (Desh Raj Sirswal)

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Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University

Sub post office – 182320 Katra, J&K

(Approved Under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act, 1956)

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Philosophy & Culture


Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) is an autonomous and residential University spread over 400 acres of land at the foot of Trikuta Hills- the abode of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) and 12 (B). In its endeavor to attain international status, SMVDU has adopted pattern of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) in teaching and evaluating. The University comprises of four Colleges located on its campus. They are: College of Engineering, College of Sciences, College of Management, and College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences consists of two Schools, namely, the School of Philosophy & Culture, and the School of Languages. In order to promote the study of Philosophy in the state of J & K, the School of Philosophy & Culture started M.A. Programme in Philosophy from the academic session 2007-08. SMVDU is the only University in the State of J & K which awards M.A. in Philosophy. The curriculum of the Programme is designed as per the UGC norms. A special care is taken to meet the requirements of NET and other National/State level competitive examinations during the course.


The M.A. Programme is of 4 (four) semesters. Students are required to pass 20 (twenty) courses of 4 credits each; 15 (fifteen) courses including an Essay course are compulsory, and 5 (five) are electives.


                        • An applicant to the Programme should have passed B.A./B.Sc./B. Tech./B.E. from any recognized University with at least 50% marks.

                        • Students appearing in the qualifying examination may also apply. If selected, their admission remains provisional until they submit their mark sheets/degrees for the requisite qualification by the date announced by the University.

                        • Admission will be based on the marks obtained in the qualifying examination and entrance test/interview.


CONTACT Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

(+91) -1991-285634 Extn: 2600


ADMISSION FORMS (available from 25th May 2010)

University Campus: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra-182320

Public Relations Office: 15 C, 2nd Extension, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu-180004

 (+91)-191-2470067

Email: varun.tripathi@smvdu.ac.in (9419165772)

ak.tewari@smvdu.ac.in (9419160804)

ss.sharma@smvdu.ac.in (9906080397)

hari.v@smvdu.ac.in (9419166015)


Forms can also be downloaded from:



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Ten-day Residential Textual Workshop on
from 5 to 14 June, 2010


The participants would be teachers and students of Academic Institutions in the disciplines of Sanskrit, Philosophy, Indian culture and such related subjects, Research Scholars, Monks and Sadhakas (spiritual aspirants).

For queries:

Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan (CIFSS)
Adi Sankara Nilayam, Veliyanad P.O
Ernakulam, Kerala, India. PIN-682319
Phone & Fax: 91-484-2747104. Mob: 09567761194 


PG students, Non-stipendiary research scholars and monks: INR 500
Researchers and teachers: INR 1,000
Interested public: INR 2,000
Overseas Participants: USD 150



Note: This information is submitted here for the data record. (Desh Raj Sirswal)

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Following persons/institutes have been approved for Seminar/conference/workshop grant for the year 2009-10. May be some of the following programmes will be held in this year.

Professor Vanalnghak, Department of Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong


Professor Prasenjit, Bisvas, Department of, Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong


Dr. D.K. Rana, Director,, Chinmaya International Foundation Shodha Sansthan, Adi Sankara, Nilayam, Ernakulam, Kerala


Professor Sundar, Sarukkai, Manipal, Karnataka Summer School

Professor Srivatsa, Goswami, Vrindavan, Bhakti and Sannyasa

Professor A.K. Mohanty, Bhubaneswar, Human Rights and, Social Justice

Professor A. Balaganapathi, Kuppam Citizenship, Nationality and Globalization

Dr. A.P. Dubey, Sagar Advaita Philosophy & Human Excellence

Dr. Jagdish Patgiri Social Concerns lD Indian Philosophy

Dr. Sreekala Nair, Kalady

Epistemology & Cognitive Studies: Their Interplay in Current Knowledge Analysis



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Prof. R. Balasubramanian gets Life Time Achievement Award of ICPR for the Year 2009-10

Professor R. Balasubramanian (Ph.D. and D.Litt. from Madras University), a renowned scholar in Advaita Vedanta, has been nominated for the ICPR Life Time Achievement Award for the Year 2009-10. Prof. Balasubramanian taught at Besant Theosophical College, Vivekananda College, besides Annamalai University, University of Madras and Pondicherry University. In addition to the above he served as Chairman of Indian Council of Philosophical Research for a term (1990-1994).

Prof Balasubramanian has visited many countries and taken part in many national and international academic programmes. He spent a year at Stanford University as a Fulbright & Smith-Mundt scholar doing his post doctoral studies. Besides being the Chairman of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, he has also been the President of the Afro-Asian Philosophy Association (1991-1994). He has published extensively and some of his major publications include Personalistic Existentialism of

Berdyaev (1970), The Taittiriyopanisad-bhasya-vartika of Suresvara ( 1974,1984), Some Problems in the Epistemology and Metaphysics of Ramanuja (1976), Primal Spirituality of the Vedas: Its Renewal and Renaissance (1996), T.M.P. Mahadevan (1988), and Advaita Vedanta, (ed) (2001) and many other works


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International Conference on Promoting Interfaith Discourse in Multi-Religious Communities

18 to 20 July 2010
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India 

The objective is to study interfaith relations from a variety of academic and practical angles, seeking to understand what kinds of results can come from interfaith dialogues and what factors make for successful interfaith dialogue.

Organized by: City Montessori School, Asharfabad
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 25 June 2010

Registration for Participation

Kindly register yourself by 15th June, 2010. Once we receive your registration, we will send an acknowledgment confirming your participation. Participation has been limited to first-come-first-served basis.

Contact name:

Mrs Archanaa Pande

Convenor & Principal
City Montessori School
Asharfabad Campus, Lucknow, INDIA

Website: http://www.cmseducation.org/interfaith

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Study Week

Study Week on Exploring Gender, Redefining the Field: Feminist Journeys in the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, 1-5 June 2010

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla

For more details:


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