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Call for Papers: National Seminar on women empowerment

Abstract submission last date : 15, June 2014

Full Paper Submission deadline : 20, June 2014

Organised by: Association of  Indian  Universities

Themes :

Cultural . Diversity  and  Women  Empowerment .
• Causes  of  Variation  of  Women  empowerment  in Regional  Context
• Education and Women Empowerment: A Spatial Analysis
• Women Empowerment in Tribal Setup
• Role of Socio-economic Organization in Empowering Women: A Regional Analysis
• Role  of Society in Promotion of Women Empowerment: Case Studies

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Free Online Certificate Course on Political Philosophy

About this course

 

This course is designed as a vocabulary of the main terms used by all of us when talking about local as well as world politics; terms which we often use without a proper awareness of their meanings and connections, a circumstance not exactly helpful to any attempt at understanding how politics really works, regardless of our wishful thinking or simplistic morality or easy cynicism.

Course Structure

Now, if we want to get deeper into the workings of politics – the only serious starting point for those who want to reform it – we must agree to begin with very abstract notions, that is with the general definitions of what politics, conflict, power (incl. force/violence), and what legitimate power mean (Part 1: What is Politics?). On these premises we will then explain the still main political institution, the state, and peer into the dynamics of war and peace that has dominated the relationships between the states (Part 2: How Does Politics Work?). Since with economic globalization, which has restricted the room for political action, things are getting much more complicated on the planet, and more challenging outside of it (man-made climate change starts in the atmosphere), classical notions have to be rethought. The very nature of the threats endangering our global commons does not leave the definition of politics (Part 3: World Politics and the Future).
This course does not aim at communicating any ‘message’ as to how politics ought to be, but it will obviously try to clarify the main concepts – freedom, equality, justice – we make use of while talking about values and principles in politics; this is what is called ‘normative political philosophy’ and is regarded here as an important chapter of political philosophy, not the whole of it (Part 4: Ethics and Politics).

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course you may have achieved a clearer and less confused awareness of the political vocabulary, thus gaining a more complex, more autonomous and more critical understanding of political processes. If you are a student of political science, law, sociology and economics you may get better tools for catching the overarching sense of processes that you do otherwise approach in a fragmented perspective.

Workload

My teaching method aims primarily at defining and discussing concepts, not at illustrating authors or providing historical narratives; needless to say, there will be enough reference to authors, books, events and processes, in particular with regard to the evolution of political modernity. For each of the twelve lectures of about 30-40′, which will be presented in shorter units, you may need three more hours of homework to do additional readings and – more importantly – to perform additional reflection.

Course Format

For most of the notions discussed in the course I will suggest readings consisting of both classical authors and recent literature. For each lecture I will reply to up to five requests of clarification or critical assessments (all this exclusively via the iversity platform). From time to time you will have the opportunity to test your acquisition of fresh knowledge by responding to multiple-choice-tests. At the end of the course you may want to take a final exam, whose format will be announced later. Letter-grading from 1 to 5 will be used.
There will be unfortunately no textbook. The textbooks available in English are all, though in various ways, different from my approach and my contents. My slides will serve as a textbook in a nutshell.

Prior Knowledge

Due to my conceptual approach, to follow this course you do not need a prior knowledge of philosophy or political science, just the degree of general culture needed to pass the final high school exam, be it Abitur, maturità, baccalauréat or 高考(gao kao).

For more visit: https://iversity.org/courses/political-philosophy-an-introduction

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Science & Human Rights Coalition: 2014 Student Essay Competition

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the AAAS Science and Human
Rights Coalition Essay Competition. This essay competition was created to inspire students to
explore connections between human rights and science, engineering and the health professions.
Students may write on any topic at the intersection of science and/or technology with human
rights.
Submissions should be written in the form of an analytical or critical paper that raises thoughtprovoking
questions. For example, potential essay topics might include: the applications of a
scientific approach or a new technology to address specific human rights concerns; an analysis of
synergies between human rights obligations and the social responsibilities of scientists, engineers
and health professionals; or the ways in which full recognition of the right to enjoy the benefits
of scientific progress may influence realization of other human rights. These examples are only
provided to spark ideas: students are encouraged to write essays that reflect their own ideas,
interests, and insights.
Prizes, including a year of membership in AAAS and a one-year subscription to Science, will be
awarded in the following categories:
(1) Undergraduate student
(2) Graduate student
The winning students will be recognized at the July 14-15, 2014 meeting of the Science and
Human Rights Coalition (AAAS is unable to cover travel expenses). Their essays will be
considered for publication in Professional Ethics Report, a quarterly publication of the AAAS
Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program.
Essays will be evaluated for:
(1) Writing quality and clarity;
(2) Analysis and reasoning;
(3) Originality and creativity;
(4) Depth of knowledge and awareness of important issues and challenges; and
(5) Compliance with the essay requirements (see below).
Judges for the competition will be drawn from among the representatives of Science and Human
Rights Coalition Member Organizations, as well as Affiliated Individual members of the
Coalition. Prominent scientists and engineers from outside the Coalition membership and
experienced human rights advocates will also be invited to serve as judges.
Eligibility:
(1) The competition is open to all registered undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in
courses during the spring 2014 semester. Students enrolled in life science, physical
science, social science, health, engineering and mathematics programs are especially
encouraged to participate.
(2) Students may be enrolled in any discipline.
(3) There is no geographic restriction: students may be enrolled in any accredited college or university in the world.
(4) Papers written for courses are eligible, but all papers must be the original, unpublished work of an individual student.
(5) Each student may submit only one essay.
(6) Essays must be submitted in English.
Requirements:
(1) Essays
a. Essays should be no more than 750 words in length.
b. A complete bibliography should be included, if appropriate. The bibliography and/or footnotes will not count towards the word limit.
c. Essays should be typed and double-spaced, in an easily readable 12-point font (such as Times New Roman), with 1” margins.
d. All pages must include the title of the essay and page numbers.
e. Submissions will be judged anonymously so please do not include any personally identifying information (name, university) in the essay document.
(2) How to submit your essay:
a. Please send your essay as an attachment to an email toSHRCoalitionStudents@gmail.com.
b. The attachment may be sent in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
c. The subject line of your email should be: Student Essay Competition (undergraduate) or Student Essay Competition (graduate) as appropriate depending on your status.
d. The body of the email must include the following information:
• Name
• College or university where you are enrolled
• Student status (undergraduate or graduate)
• Essay title
• Email address
• Mailing address
• Phone number
e. Essays must be submitted no later than 11:59 P.M., Friday, May 30, 2014. Any entries received after that time will not be considered. Winners will be notified by June 13, 2014.
(3) Students participating in the competition authorize AAAS and the Science and Human Rights Coalition to use all or part of their essays in publications. In such instances, the essay will be attributed to the author and the college or university in which the student is enrolled.

For more details http://www.aaas.org/event/science-human-rights-coalition-2014-student-essay-competition

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Alexis Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) is a Centre for Excellence of Alexis Society. The Center is a collective of students and social activists dedicated to advance human rights in Indian sub-continent. ACHR aims to take up research programmes which could be structured around the possibility of practical steps being taken at the ground level. Through base-building, capacity building, action oriented member working groups, and joint strategies for addressing rights violations, ACHR seeks to bring about meaningful change that raises the standard of accountability in ensuring economic, social, cultural, environmental, civil and political rights.  Thus, the research is not only directed to ascertain ground realities, build databases, etc., but also to set up networks in the country that can be activated to promote and protect human rights and combat violations of such rights.

The Centre will be officially launched at the Inaugural Session of The Lucknow Conclave. To commemorate this landmark occasion, we proudly announce the launch of 1st International Essay Writing Competition 2014.

The topic for the essay competition is Domestic Violence against Women: A Human Rights Violation.

Eligibility: This competition is open to students of any discipline from around the world.

Deadline: 20th June, 2014.

Registration cum Submission Form: www.lucknowconclave.com/essay.html

Registration cum Submission Fee: Rs. 1000 INR (Indian/SAARC Students) and $ 20 USD (Foreign Students).

Rules and Regulations are as follows:

 

  1. The language of the competition will be strictly English.
  2. Each participant shall be permitted to submit only one individual entry.
  3. Joint entries will not be permitted.
  4. Submission must not exceed 2500 words (Exclusive of footnotes).
  5. All the candidates must adhere to the following specifications: Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12 & Line Spacing:1.5, Footnotes: Times New Roman, Font Size: 10 & Line Spacing: 1
  6. All entries must be original works. Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party’s ideas, without written permission or proper acknowledgment will result in disqualification.
  7. The Entry may not have been previously published in professional media.
  8. The Entry will not be evaluated without receipt of Registration cum Submission Fee.
  9. Each Entry must have a cover page with the title of the essay and the author’s name and college/university’s name.
  10. All the entries are accepted through the Registration cum Submission Form only. If you are experiencing any technical issue with the form, kindly mail us at anilesh@alexis.org.in for alternative options.
  11. All the entries shall be considered to be the property of the ACHR which reserves the right of publication of the same in any book, journal or in any other manner as it may deem appropriate, without providing any royalty or compensation.
  12. No part of the essay should contain any form of identification of the participant.
  13. Any type of non-compliance with the deadlines will result into disqualification. No request for Extension will be entertained under any Circumstance.
  14. The organizers reserve the right to vary, alter, modify or repeal any of the above rules if so required and as they deem appropriate.
  15. If there arises any situation that is not contemplated in the Rules, the organizers decision on the same shall be final.
  16. The organizers reserve the absolute right to cancel, defer or postpone indefinitely, the competition in the event of the accruing of any such incident, natural or man caused.
  17. For further clarifications, you can drop a mail at anilesh@alexis.org.in or alternatively you can contact:
    Mr. Anilesh Tewari 
    at +91-9953518883.


Prizes

 

  • The following prizes will be awarded: First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize and Special Mention Prize.
  • The cash prizes will be announced soon.


Publication, Rewards and Recognition

 

  • All the high quality essays will be published in a Souvenir Book with an ISBN Number.
  • All the winners will be provided with an opportunity to pursue Research Internship at Alexis Society.
  • All the winners will be awarded a Certificate of Merit.
  • All the participants will be awarded a Certificate for Participation.


Mode of Payment

Through Debit Card/Credit Card (All Students)

http://townscript.com/achr

Through Cash Deposit/Bank Transfer/NEFT  (Indian Students)

Account Name: Alexis Society
Account Number: 912010056751472
Account Type: Savings
Bank Name: Axis Bank
Branch Name: Lucknow
IFSC Code: UTIB0000053

Through Bank Transfer (SAARC and Foreign Students)

Account Name: Alexis Society
Account Number: 912010056751472
Account Type: Savings
Bank Name: Axis Bank
Branch Name: Lucknow
SWIFT Code: AXISINBB053
Bank Address: 25 B, Ashok Marg, Sikander Bagh Chauraha, Lucknow, 226001.

Payment Confirmation

For Debit Card/Credit Card Payments

You will instantly receive a confirmation mail from Townscript.

For Cash Deposit/Bank Transfer/NEFT Payments

You should send a scanned copy of Transfer Receipt/Payment Voucher/UTR Number to anilesh@alexis.org.in
Payment Confirmation will be sent through Email within 7 days of receiving your payment.

for more details visit: http://www.lucknowconclave.com/essay-writing-competition.html

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This is to inform you that the S.S.Khanna Girls Degree College, a constituent college of University of Allahabad is organizing its annual essay writing competition that is Damodashree National Essay Writing Competition 2014.

Topic: “WINDS OF CHANGE”

RULES AND REGULATION
1. ELIGIBILITY:Students pursuing their Under Graduate, Post Graduate or Doctoral studies in Central Universities and Universities established more than 75 years old, or their constituent/affiliated Colleges, Central Institutes, National Law Colleges, NIT’s,Central / State Medical Colleges, IIIT’s, BIT’s, IIT’s, IIM’s, XLRI are eligible.

2. The Vice Chancellor of all eligible University/Institute or the Directors of IIT’s or National Law Colleges, NIT’s, Central / State Medical Colleges, IIIT’s, BIT’s, IIT’s, IIM’s, XLRI may recommend 03 entries (at least 01 for women candidate), which will be entertained without entry fee.
3. The Principal of all constituent/affiliated college of a Central University/ Institutes , may recommend 02 essays, which will be entertained without entry fee.
4. Other candidates who are eligible may participate by sending an entry fee of Rs. 100/- directly to the college along with their essay with demand draft of Rs. 100/- in favour of “Damodarshree Organizing Committee” payable at Allahabad.
5. A participant has to present a hard as well as soft copy of 2000 to 3000 words essay inEnglish or Hindi on the topic“Winds of Change” by 31stAug 2014todamodarshree1923@.gmail.com Fonts permitted Times New Roman size13or Krutidev16 size 16 on A 4 size paper (hard copy).
6. Ten best entries will be selected by a panel of judges. The selected participants will be required to present and defend their essay at a function on the 12 thof Oct.2014 in the premises of S.S. Khanna Girls’ Degree College, Allahabad.
7. Participants will be given 8 minutes each for their presentation and another7 minutes for defence. There will also be a panel of judges to decide the winner and runners-up.
8. The Traveling expenses of selected 10 candidates by AC-II will be borne by organizers. Hospitality at Allahabad will be taken care of.

9. All essays and entries received shall be the property of the S. S. Khanna Girls’ Degree College And can be published in the manner it is so desired. NOTE: Decision of the judges at the competition shall be final and binding on all the participants.

\Important:
1. The matter downloaded or copied from internet or text of others, should be specifically indicated in the essay at appropriate place. Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Reproduction of the matter from internet or other should not exceed 20% of the text.
2. Preference would be given to papers which reflects original thinking.
3. Photo copy of the I-card should be attached with the paper.
4. Joint paper shall not be accepted.
THE PRIZES
1. The winner of the competition would be awarded Damodarshree National Awarded for Academic Excellence which will also carry the prize money of 1 Lakh.
2. The Ist runner-up will receive a prize money of 51,000/.
3. IInd runner-up will receive a prize money of 31,000/-.
4. The best girl participant shall receive a prize money of 21000/- .
5. The best Undergraduate entry shall receive a prize money of 21000/-.

Important Dates :
Last date for submission of paper :31st August 2014
Declaration of best short listed candidates :16th September 2014
Paper Presentation & Award Ceremony : 12th October 2014
For Any Query Contact :
Mrs. Gunjan Sharma 09415236504 gunjansharma2501@gmail.com
Dr. NeerjaSachdeva 09335112555 dr.neerjasachdev@gmail.com
Dr. AshaUpadhyaya 09307973688dr.asha007ald@gmail.com
Dr. Lalima Singh 09415029315 lalima_drsociology@rediffmail.com
Dr.SoniSrivastava09452160142 sonisrivastava.ssk@gmail.com,
ssk_sony@rediffmail.com
For More Details : http://lawmantra.co.in/damodashree-national-essay-writing-competition-2014/

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National Level Workshop on Prospects of Lifelong Leaning & Extension on 21st – 22nd October, 2014

 Dear Madam/Sir,

The Department of Adult, Continuing Education & Extension became a full fledged Department under the Faculty of Social Sciences in 1985. Since then it provided Post M.A. Diploma in Adult, Continuing Education, Ph.D., College and Community level activities incorporating teaching, research & extension. The Department introduced M.A. in Lifelong Leaning & Extension in 2014, Discipline-II courses under Four Year Undergraduate Programme for the colleges, Capa​

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​city & Life Skills Building for scheduled caste, scheduled tribe students in the colleges and Community Learning Centres in Delhi Communities covering vulnerable sections of the society. It has conducted two International workshops on Human Rights and Professional Development in Lifelong Leaning & Extension respectively on 2012-2013.

It has planned two day workshop on the Prospects of Lifelong Leaning & Extension on 21st -22nd October, 2014 likely to inaugurate by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dinesh Singh.

Please find enclosed detailed Concept Note. You are requested to provide your valuable input and circulate the same among the academicians & the professionals.

With kind regards

Yours sincerely

Dr. Rajesh

Head

9873302532

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Summer School in Intellectual Property Rights

Organizer : PharmaTatva(Start-up)

Deadline: 15 July 2014

Eligibility : Undergrad Level,Grad Level,Postgrad Level

This is introductory online  course on Intellectual Property Rights.
It covers following topic
Module 1 : Basics of IPR
Module 2 : Patents
Module 3 : Copyright , related rights and design
Module 4 : Trademark & Geographical Indication
Module 5 : Hands on training on open source patent databses , online patent application filling both India and PCT.

 

Link : http://www.letmeknow.in/opportunity/summer-school-in-intellectual-property-rights-business-social-sciences-11242.html

 



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