Archive for June, 2011




Applications invited for Fellowship

Issue Date : 16-06-2011

ICPR invites applications for the award of General and

Junior Research Fellowship from the eligible scholars

against available seats for the year 2011-12. Only those

who are registered for Ph.D. Course will be considered for


Scholars are requested to read General Information

regarding Fellowship available on


Application form can be obtained by sending a Self

Addressed Envelop (9”x4”) affixed with postage stamp of

Rs.25/- to Superintendent (P&R) on above address or may

be procured from the office in person, within fifteen days

from the date of publication of advertisement in

Employment News. Application Form may also be

downloaded from website

Click to access fellowship.pdf

Application completed in all respect along with a Demand

Draft of Rs 50/- in favour of ICPR, payable at New Delhi

should reach to the Director (Academic) on above address

within one month from the date of publication of

advertisement in Employment News. Applicant should

write his/her name and address on back of Demand Draft.

The Council reserves the right to consider the name of any

person for the award of fellowship even though he/she

may not have applied for the same. Reservation for

SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped candidate will be as

per instructions of Government of India.




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Indian Council of Philosophical Research

New Delhi

F.No. 2-1/11-12/P&R/ICPR

June 15, 2011


Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi invites proposals in the prescribed format (available at http://www.icpr.in/download/ ) from Departments of Philosophy and also from scholars affiliated with Universities, Colleges and Academic Institutions from the North East Region of the country for getting financial assistance for the following programme :

1. SEMINAR/SYMPOSIA WORKSHOPS/DIALOGUE – In order to provide an opportunity for scholars to express their views and interact with other scholars, ICPR invites application from philosophy

departments and research institutions from north eastern region for national and international seminars on a variety of themes and topics in philosophy and interdisciplinary studies. It also gives grant to organize seminars/symposia/ workshops/dialogues etc.

2. REFRESHER COURSES – The Council provides financial assistance in organizing Refresher

Courses on different philosophical themes for the college and university of the north east region of the country. The aim of these courses is providing an opportunity to the teaching staff and scholars to augment and refresh their knowledge. These courses may be up to 3-tier courses, viz. as initial, intermediate and advanced courses.

3. PROJECTS GRANTS – ICPR invites application for the Project Grants in following categories :


1. SHORT DURATION PROJECT 0.20 Lakh 3 Months

2. MINOR PROJECT 0.5 to 2 Lakh 1 Year

3. MAJOR PROJECT 2 – 10 lakh 2 – 5 Years


Rs. 200/- Per Page and Rs 25,000 as

Contingency grant

1- 2 Years

4. TRAVEL GRANTS – The Council invites application for partial travel assistance (for abroad) to Indian scholars in the field of philosophy and interdisciplinary studies for participating in international

conferences/symposia/seminars etc. Normally, the financial assistance is limited to 50 percent of the total cost of airfare to and fro. This provision is made for teachers of philosophy in universities and colleges. A scheme with rules and regulation regarding the eligibility criteria and procedure at enclosed with this


5. BOOK GRANTS – Council has initiated a scheme for providing book grants to promote research and teaching in Philosophy and allied disciplines.

In this scheme ICPR provides its publications to various educational institutions including professional institutions where Philosophy is being taught or proposed to be taught and is not having philosophy books for the reference of the student/researchers.

The proposal applications in the prescribed format complete in all respects and forwarded through proper channel should reach the undersigned by 30thJune 2011.

(G. Mishra)

Member Secretary





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Indian Council of Philosophical Research

New Delhi

F. No.12-1/2011-12/P&R/ICPR

June 10, 2010

Reg : Promotion of Teaching and Research in Philosophy in Professional Institutes


The Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) intends to engage in the programme of integrating an awareness of the basic ideas of Philosophy into the educational curriculum of professional institutions of India. The idea is to lend an orientation of reflective awareness so urgently required to enable intellectual and attitudinal development of the young minds otherwise\ singularly involved in the study of highly specialized professional programmes.

Philosophy is in the best position to cater to the cultivation of awareness of the deeper dimensions concerning (a) the technology and the human condition, (b) the ethics of bio-medical research and technology, (c) law and morality, (d) mind and machine, (e) management and professional ethics, and such other issues. While these are specific applied ethical problems that concern every responsible citizen in pursuit of knowledge, there are more general and fundamental philosophical ideas that underpin the understanding of these specific issues. Examining philosophically the concepts of mind and matter, actuality and possibility, meaning and truth, fact and value, art and imagination and such other concepts form the foundation of reflective thinking in general.

ICPR makes an appeal to the professional institutions to consider this proposal with sympathy and understanding, and to express their opinion to the Council so that a definite plan of action can be undertaken and initiated. As a starting point, ICPR will volunteer to appoint a Philosophy expert to teach a course designed by it in any professional institution. Initially the remuneration will be paid by ICPR, and the concerned Institution is expected to provide local hospitality to the teacher along with minimum infrastructural facilitation. ICPR will also provide limited grants to the concerned institute for initiating the Philosophy programme, perhaps to make it part of its set of elective courses.

The IITs, Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani and a few such Institutions have already integrated Philosophy education into its curriculum through their respective departments of humanities and social sciences. Many other institutions of technology and management have also gone into the education of ethical and value-related courses. ICPR intends to take this tendency seriously and extend this trend towards a more comprehensive and systematic direction. It is hoped that this initiative will be an eye-opener to all the professional institutions, where the students will immensely benefit from the philosophically oriented insights they are likely to come upon through these courses.

In this regard proposals are invited from professional colleges of Engineering /Medical/ Law/ Management who are interested in starting philosophy courses from the next academic year 2011-12.

The complete proposal along with financial requirements may be sent to the undersigned so as to reach by July 4, 2011 at the latest. Those institutes who have already submitted their proposals against out last advertisement need not send fresh proposals.

(G. Mishra)

Member Secretary




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Indian Council of Philosophical Research

New Delhi

F. No.12-1/2011-12/P&R/ICPR June 10, 2010

Indian Council of Philosophical Research, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, government of India has the scheme to honour the outstanding meritorious excellence and well acclaimed proven scholarships in the area through its Various Categories of

Awards :

1. Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award (in Philosophy) to one scholar who has submitted

2. Young Philosopher Award.

3. The Best Book of the Year in Philosophy Award.


The applications/nominations may be submitted on or before 30th July 2011 to ICPR.




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Jobs in Assam University

Applications are invited by the Central University of Assam, (A Central University Established in 1994), Silchar-788011, Assam for the current career opportunity for the as per the requirement of vacancy opening published at website notice board and details given below for Assam University recruitment 2011

  • Professor
    • Total:- 08 Posts
    • Pay Scale/Salary:- Rs. 37,400-67,000
    • Grade Pay Rs. 10,000
  • Associate Professor
    • Total:- 09 Posts
    • Pay Scale/Salary:- Rs. 37,400-67,000
    • Grade Pay Rs. 9000/-
  • Assistant Professor
    • Total:- 08 Posts
    • Pay Scale/Salary:- Rs. 15,600-39,100
    • Grade Pay Rs. 6000/-
  • Finance Officer
    • Total:- 01 Post
    • Pay Scale/Salary:- Rs.37400-67000
    • Grade Pay: Rs.10,000 /-

Send your applications for Assam University jobs 2011 before closing date 27-07-2011 by official address
Please check all details in advertisement for Assam University recruitment 2011 Jobs vacancy.




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UGC Sponsored Human Rights Education Course

Applications are invited for Human Rights course sponsored by the University-Grants-

Commission. The details of the course are as follows:

Title : Human Rights Education

Duration : 3 months (24 sessions twice a week)

No. of Participants : 30

Selection Criteria :

1. 80% Academic

2. 20% Interview

Qualification : 10+2 (minimum)

Resource Persons : From DU, JNU, Jamia-Milia, Human Right

Commission, Indian Law Institute, prominent voluntary organizations, National Commission for Women etc.

Fee : Nil

Date of Commencement : 8th September, 2011

Date of Interview : 30th August, 2011 at 11: 00 a.m.

Date of Application : 8th August, 2011 to 25th August, 2011

(10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Teaching Methodology : Interactive session, Group-Work, Seminar,

Workshop and Field Work

Evaluation : Project-Work and Individual presentations


Coordinators : Dr. Rajesh and Dr. V.K. Dixit,

Department of Adult, Continuing Education &

Extension, University of Delhi

9873302532 (M)


Head & Dean

PHONE: 011-27667280(O), Extn. 1590



I/4, Old Jubilee Hall Barracks

University Of Delhi

Delhi – 110007

Ref: DACEE/2011



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Applications are invited by the University Of Delhi for the current career opportunity for the as per the requirement of vacancy opening published at website notice board and details given below for Delhi University faculty recruitment 2011

  • Assistant Professor
    • Post Grade:- PB-3
    • Pay Scale/Salary:- Rs.15600-39100
    • Grade Pay:- Rs. 6000/-
    • Qualification :As per UGC Regulations
    • Subjects:- East Asian Studies, Germanic and Romance Studies, Modern Indian Studies & Literary Studies, Law, Linguistics, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Social Work and Sociology Disciplines

Send your applications for Delhi University faculty jobs 2011 before closing date 18-07-2011 by official address
Please check all details in advertisement for Delhi University faculty recruitment 2011 Jobs vacancy


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All candidates who have registered themselves with the Philosophy Department of University of Delhi, in the ad-hoc list of Lecturers in the General category of One to Four (I-IV) and Scheduled Caste category Two to Three (II -III) respectively, (http://www.du.ac.in/fileadmin/DU/students/Pdf/du/advt/1362011_Philo_Gen.pdf) and  (http://www.du.ac.in/fileadmin/DU/students/Pdf/du/advt/1362011_Philo_SC.pdf), are required to meet the Philosophy Department in-Charge, Lady Shri Ram College on Tuesday the 28th June, 2011 at 10:00 a.m in the Visitor’s Room of the college.


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International Conference cum Consultation:


The Department of Philosophy of Arul Anandar (Autonomous) College, Karumathur, Madurai Dt, organises an international conference on Reimaging the Face of the Other: Dalit Cultural Politics. The Face of the Other is the philosophical coinage of Emmanuel Levinas which means ‘the other person’, whose face is either forbidden or forgotten and made-vulnerable to/through/in our cultural power relations (Foucault) and ideological apparatus (Althussar),   however the ‘face-of-the-Other is a living presence impossible to any reduction of finiteness of ideas, categories or images and in fact it is that which determines the face of oneself. It expresses itself in its refusal to be contained. The Other manifests itself by absolute resistance of its defenceless eyes, sustaining the power of hope, the momentous epiphany of the Other.  The infinite in the face of the Other brings into question my freedom, which is discovered to be murderous of the Social. The face presents itself, and demands justice. (Levinas)

Some such forbidden and humanising faces include the Afro Americans and the Jews mass-murdered in the context of Racism, the women in the patriarchy, the children of the destitutes and the deprived, the repatriates who are forced to leave their homelands, those whose lives are erased in ‘killing fields’ in South Asia and the minorities who are systematically erased due to the politics of majoritarian fundamentalism. Within the cultural context of India the face of the Dalit, is historically and culturally a forbidden face through the heavy layers of Casteism. The cultural politics of the dominant tactfully forbids the human face of the Dalits and it remains to be continuum, determining the cultural politics of India. However, hopefully the affirmative action to Dalit Justice is continuously strengthened by the relentless struggles and contributions spearheaded by Buddha, Dr. Ambedkar, Phule, EVR Periyar, Retamalail Srinivasan and many other social activists and intellectuals.

To this context, the question is (i) how or on what philosophical, social and ethical grounds  the intellectual re-image the face of the despised Dalit in the direction of freedom and restoration of their identity. (ii) How in what manner Dalits in relations to the other Faces strive to restore and reconstruct their identity and dignity. (iii) Most importantly what is the role and contribution of social and philosophical thinking to the ‘imaging’ and re-imaging of the Dalit face in terms resistance to social slavery and deprivations and recast its humanising face of Indian society.

  • The conference is a CALL to respond positively to these above interrelated and expandable queries.
  • Academicians, Social Activists, Research Scholars are welcome to present your papers, views and share your experiences. You may choose related queries in tune with the central theme – Reimaging the Face of the Other: Dalit Cultural Politics – of the proposed national conference to be held on July 21-22 at the Department of Philosophy, Arul Anandar (Autonomous) College, Karumathur, Madurai, Tamilnadu, South India.
  • Last date for submission of papers and confirm your participation is 20th July 2011. Welcome and please contact: nathanlourdu1960@gmail.com

S. Lourdunathan, Head, Department of Philosophy, Arul Anandar College, Karumathur –  625 514, Madurai

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
Faculty Vacancy Advt No. DF-1/2011

IIT Kanpur, an Institute of national importace, Invites applications for faculty positions of  Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professor in various departments.

Departments : Aerospace Engineering, Biological Sciences & Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Management Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, and Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS).

Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic record with Doctoral Degree along with experience in research/ development/ industry.

Reservation at entry level will be applicable as per GOI norms.

How to Apply :  Application in the hard copy format or in online format should be submitted to the Dean of Faculty Affairs, IIT Kanpur on or before 31/07/2011.

For further information and application form, kindly visit http://www.iitk.ac.in/dofa/recruitment2011/


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