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(13-14, March, 2018)


Organized By

Department of Education, Mizoram University, Aizawl-796004


The Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO declares that since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. On the same line Gndhiji said that to reach peace, teach peace. Now a day the world is gripped by the conflict, violence and war on Terrorism. No region is free from these problems. We have seen that heinous acts are often committed under the veil of public mandates when in fact they are the wishes of the few people in power, be they economic, political, military, or even religious leaders. To have a peaceful global social order, it is desired that there must be tolerance to diversities and respect to human rights among all people and at all places. Thus, there is an urgent need for a culture of peace globally. The most significant way of promoting a global culture of peace is through education in the educational institutions; starting from primary level to University. Peace education needs to be accepted in all parts of the world, in all societies and countries in creating culture of peace.

Peace education should encompass values such as non-discrimination, equality, justice, non- violence, tolerance and respect for human rights and dignity. Quality education based on peace approach implies that it must prevail in all learning environments. The role of teachers in maintaining peace environment in the educational institutions and nurturing values of peace and to get the values reflected in real life among the students is vital. The teachers must be empowered with right kind of knowledge, attitude and skills to discharge this task in very effective manner. Hence, educating the teachers, through pre-service and in-service trainings is the need of the hour. This will be possible only when the teacher training institutions and the teacher educators are empowered. In nut shell, the teachers, would be teachers and the teacher educators are required to be empowered with right kind of knowledge, understanding, attitude, and skills for not only inculcation of peace related values but also to make the students to follow in their lives in true spirit. To fulfil this objective, it is essential to design curriculum for teacher trainees and plan the pedagogical approach to be followed for effective transaction of peace related values at different levels of education.

India is characterised by its diversity. The North-Eastern part of India reflects much heterogeneity in terms ethnicity, religion, language and dialect, and socio-cultural practices. Many a times, conflicts, insurgency activities, anti-national activities etc are being reported from this part of our country, which concerns all conscious citizens of our country. The feeling of nationalism and human society can be possible when one has the values of peace, respects human rights and tolerates the diversity.

In this context the Department of Education, Mizoram University proposes to organize a Two- Day International Conference on Education for Peace, Human Rights, and Tolerance. The conference shall deliberate on the above issues in the national and international context. Teacher educators, teachers, Academicians, Scholars, NGOs, Administrators and Policy Makers will be invited in the deliberations to critically reflect on the theme and open up different perspectives. The conference, hopefully, shall come out with suggestions to government of India for taking suitable measures.


  1. Global scenario on issues of Peace, Human Rights, and Tolerance
  2. Peace education: Need of the Hour
  3. Philosophical underpinning of Peace in Humanity
  4. Teacher as an agent for Promoting Peace
  5. Curriculum for different levels Teacher Education on Peace Education
  6. Pedagogical Approaches for Peace Education
  7. Any topic related to the Theme.


Mizoram University (MZU) was established on 2nd July 2001 by the Mizoram University Act, 2000 which appeared in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary) on 25th April, 2000 as a Central University having His Excellency, the President of India as its Visitor. Visits from eminent dignitaries, scholars and researchers, activists, politician from India and abroad constantly take place in the University. On 21st February 2014, the University for its First Accreditation was awarded grade ‘A’ by NAAC, Bangalore. Mizoram University ranked 94th in overall ranking and 58th among the universities for the year 2017 by National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.


At present the University has 34 academic departments organised under 9 Schools of Studies with the vision of emerging as the hub of higher education. The Department of Education was established in 1979 under the School of Education and Humanities. At present, the Department is offering five programmes- B.Ed. M.Ed., M.A, M.Phil. And Ph.D. in Education.


Aizawl can be reached by Air through Kolkata/Guwahati. Direct flights are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Guwahati. Connected flights are also available from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. The MZU is approximately 20 Km away from Lengpui Airport towards Aizawl city. Pre-paid taxis are easily available from the Airport to reach the University by paying fare of Rs. 1500. Silchar is the nearest railway station to Aizawl. The journey (by road) from Silchar to Aizawl takes around 6 Hrs. Sumos (share basis) are available from Mizoram Circuit House, Sonai Road, Silchar. Temperature varies between 15to 25 degrees Celsius during March. Mizoram has great natural beauty and is also very rich in flora and fauna.


Lodging and boarding will be provided free of cost to the delegates only in the University guest house for the out-stationed participants on seminar days.


Last Date for Abstract Submission : 15-01-2018 Confirmation of Acceptance of Abstract: 25-01-2018 Last Date for Full Paper Submission : 15-02-2018

Registration Fee:




Delegates from Academia with Paper

Rs. 2000
Rs 2500(On Spot)

USD200 USD300(On Spot)

Research Scholar

Rs750 Rs1000(On Spot)

USD100 USD150(On Spot)

Registration fee includes Accommodation, Conference Kits, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Certificates

Mode of Payment and Bank Details:

Participants can pay the registration fee by Cheque/DD /Swipe/Net Banking in favour of Dr. Lokanath Mishra, Department of Education, Mizoram University, Aizawl. Foreign participants can avail spot registration on arrival. In case of out station participants depositing the registration fee via Cheque/Swipe/Net Banking, must produce the receipt of payment at the time of registration.

Bank name: United Bank of India
Bank Branch: Mizoram University Branch Bank Account No.: 1548010027432
Bank Code: MZUH61

Publication Details:

The organizers plan to publish the proceedings of the conference in the form of a book with ISBN. As such, all presenters will have to submit one hard copy of the presented paper at the time of registration. However, participants who intend to publish their paper will have to furnish some additional details and must adhere to the following guidelines:

• The paper must be typed in Times New Roman 12 Format with 1.5 line spacing.
• The Abstracts must be within 250 words with at least3 key words.
• The name, designation and affiliation of the writer should be typed in BOLD at the right-hand side of the page just below the main Title of the paper.
• All Papers must strictly follow the APA Style in case of reference and type.
• The contributors must declare an Anti-plagiarism to ensure the authenticity of the paper.
• All papers submitted for Consideration of Publication must be within 3000-4000 words limit.
• Only selected papers will be published in the Conference Volume.
• For any modifications, the organizers will contact the writers via email only.
•All Papers and queries (if any) must be directed to the following Email Ids: educonf18.mzu@gmail.com
Best Paper Award:
The organizers plan to award the Best Paper Presenter with a Memento and a Certificate. The awardee would be judged by the Resource Persons and Rapporteurs at the end of the sessions.




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Interdisciplinary National Seminar

Research for Social Development: Ideas, Implementation and Issues

Organized by:

Centre for Social Science Research

Parishkar College of Global Excellence, Jaipur, Rajasthan

In Association with:

Social Science Research Association of India (SSRAI), Jaipur, Rajasthan

Concept Note :

(An informal group of Indian Social Scientists)

February 9-10, 2018

Social Development needs approach based planning and implementation strategies; research may help in approach building. There may be lakhs of scholars and agencies belonging to Social Science research domain, yet there is a scope of search for quality initiations and outcomes. The research, being pursued at university level, is larger in number and variety of areas covered; but quality is somehow missing. Besides, repetition of areas and content therein proves futile. Summing up, the hope of improvisation in social development through research is absent. There are issues responsible for failure or lesser than expected outcomes of research quality herein; but most of such constraints are self-devised by traditional researchers who have diverted the newbie researchers to commence with a layman approach research instead of producing a refined one. Some of the issues are –

  • Irrelevance of area and problem of research (especially for doctoral research)
  • V ague planning (objectives and assumptions)
  • Dilemma of research methodology (Quality v/s Quantity)
  • lack of research skills and aptitude
  • Lack of Academic Unity between Action and Research
  • Lack of understanding about the utility of the work conducted
  • lack of financial resources
  • Lack of coordination

Therefore, the quality and utility of the research are somehow missing in majority of the institutions in general and researchers in particular. We, the organizers are not critics to analyze and blame institutions and individual, but expect qualitative improvement and commitment from both.

Contrarily, there are people/researchers/ agencies in the country who have been engaged sincerely to commence research and resulting marvelous outcomes. Thus, the aim of this seminar is to share and discuss such research works which may be worth contributing to socio-economic development. Also, it is an objective to initiate theme based discourses in order to frame and propose area wise/ sector planning and contribute accordingly. This is also a purpose to assemble like-minded researchers to initiate research in clubbed manner involving two or more human centric disciplines to assure integrated outcomes.

The seminar intends to cater to the needs and issues of all sectors of society right from rural development scenario to the issues pertaining to urban sprawl. The focus of such innovative research is an attempt to encourage practices including research design, data collection, analysis and presentation and covered disciplines such as Social Psychology, Sociology, Political Science (including Public Health and Public Policy) and International Studies, Social Geography (Area Studies, Demography, Environmental and Urban Planning), Economics (Management and Business Studies) and statistics (methods and computing).

When social scientists speak of “Quality Research” the guidelines refer to how the mechanism is mentioned and understood. This seminar is being organised to provide a platform to share and discuss research in order to enhance quality on one hand and to let the others learn from these deliberations on the other. Besides, it is also a motto to create a healthy opportunity for “Sharing-Learning-working together” in order to produce refined and useful research.



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13th International Seminar on

Urban Development



10 March to 12 March 2018

Organised by

Institute for Social Development & Research

Gari Hotwar, Ranchi – 835217 (Jharkhand)

Mob. 9504330794, 8987663300, 9006688743

E mail: isdr.ranchi@gmail.com OR isdr.ranchi@yahoo.com

Web : isdr.in

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24-Mar-2018 to 26-Mar-2018
Venue of Event:



The Second Chapter of International Conference (24-26 March 2018) on “Retrieving the Voices from the Margins: Thinkers/Writers of Modern India” is intended to focus on critically examining the relevance of the vision of those modern Indian thinkers/writers/artists whose dharma-centric world-views as represented in their works/texts have so far been neglected in the domain of cultural/literary studies in contemporary Bharat/India. In the first chapter of the Conference which was held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (11-13 August 2017) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, the emphasis was on the critical examination of the worldviews of the thinkers of modern India whose civilizatioanlly and socially significant vision remains hitherto occluded or ignored in the dominant academic discourses in India. In the second IIAS Shimla Chapter of the Conference, due emphasis will be laid on the significance of the interrelated literary, cultural and philosophical worldviews of the hitherto neglected writers/thinkers of modern India in contemporary socio-cultural contexts.

Objectives and Significance of the Conference:-

  1. To critically examine voices and worldviews of the hitherto marginalized/neglected Indian writers/thinkers having a bearing on literary/cultural studies at present with special reference to such issues as identity, nation/nationalism, class, caste, gender, ecology, literature, language, culture and society etc). Even the hitherto less or unexplored aspects of the works of some of the major modern writers/thinkers, having a bearing on the above issues may also be analysed.
  2. To focus on, how in the works of the hitherto ignored modern writers, the modern is re-inscribed and reconstructed in accordance with polycentric Indian wisdom traditions.
  3. To critically analyse the significance of the world-views of the  hitherto ignored modern Indian writers in contemporary literary/cultural/social/political/ecological contexts.

Suggested Themes:-

The invited scholars are expected to critically examine the continuing significance of the works of the hitherto neglected Indian writers/thinkers in contemporary contexts such as :

  1.           Redefining the modern in accordance with Indian knowledge traditions/epistemologies.
  2.           Cultural and textual poetics and politics of representing nation/nationalism/post-nation/global.
  3.           Trajectories and tendencies of representations of gender/caste/class/identity/ecology/the sacred and the secular.
  4.           The need for the conceptualization of a holistic “dharma-centric”(righteousness-oriented) transformative poetics and politics to  reorient literary/cultural studies.
  5.           Significance of the worldviews of the hitherto marginalized voices and visions today- in national or global contexts.

The speakers may focus on any unexplored aspect of the works of  such modern  writers/thinkers/ katha-vaachakas ( the list is not exhaustive as it is only  illustrative) as,  to give only a few examples, as  Dean Mahomet, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee ( hitherto less or unexplored aspects), Brahmabandhav Upadhyay, Pandit Gopinath Kaviraj, Pandita Ramabai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gandhi, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharshi, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Sister Nivedita, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Dr Rammanohar Lohia, Narayana Guru,  V. D. Savarkar, Dr B R Ambedkar (hitherto less or unexplored aspects), Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Sumitranandan Pant, U. R. Ananthamurthy, Ananda Coomaraswami, Mahadevi Verma, Jaishankar Prasad, G.M.Muktibodh, Ramadhari Singh Dinakar, Gopinath Kaviraj, Premchand, Vidya Niwas Mishra, Yashadev Shalya, Vasudev Sharana Agrawala, G. C. Pandey, Phanishwaranath Renu, Baba Nagarjun, Nirmal Verma, S.H.Vatsyayana Agyeya, Vijay Tendulkar, M.T.Vasudevan Nayar,  Shrilal Shukla, Sharad Joshi, Harshankar Parsai,  Qurratulain Hyder, Rahi Masum Raza, Shamsur-Rahman Faruqi, Asghar Ali Engineer,  Narendra Kohli, Rewa Prasad Dwivedi, Ramesh Chandra Shah, Mukund Lath,  S.L.Bhyrappa, Gopinath Mohanty, M.T.Vasudevan Nayar, Nandalal Bose, Abanindranath Tagore, Jaimini Roy,  Gurdayal Singh,  Bhalachandra Nemade, B.S.Mardhekar, Arun Kolatkar, Fakirmohan Senapati, Subramanya Bharathi, V.Basheer, O.V.Vijayan,  Sant Shri Morari Bapu, Acharya Mahaprgya,  Swami Rambhadracharya, Shri Ramesh Bhai Ojha,  Swami Awadheshanandaji, Pandit Madhusudan Ojha, Pandit Motilal Shastri, Dharampal, Namdeo Dhasal, Arjun Dangle, D.R.Nagaraj, Sharankumar Limbale and others. There will be special focus on the significance of the contributions made by Kapil Kapoor, Rajiv Malhotra, Makarand Paranjape, Ramesh Chandra Shah, David Frawley, Koenraad Elst, Ram Swarup, Sitaram Goel, and others.

No of Days and Sessions:-

      Days: Three (24-26 March 2018)

            Sessions:- Total Six Sessions excluding the Inaugural and Valedictory Sessions

            Tentative Sessions;

            24 March 2018: Inaugural Session ( 9-11 AM)

First Academic Session: Towards a Transformative Indian Poetics: Literary and Cultural Theories and Practices

Second Academic Session: The Local, the National and the Global: Alternative Articulations

            25 March 2018:

Third Academic Session: Interrogating Caste and Gender: Towards Swaraj

Fourth Academic Session: Rearticulating the Sacred: The Sacred and the Secular

            26 March 2018:

Fifth Academic Session:- The Ecological Imperative: Voices from the Margins

Sixth Academic Session:- Culture- in- Performance


  1. Professor Chandrakala Padia, Chairperson IIAS Shimla and Professor, Dept of Political Science Banaras Hindu University Varanasi (U.P.)
  2. Professor Sudhir Kumar, Professor of English, DES-MDRC,Panjab University Chandigarh-160014

Outcome of the Conference:-

The papers read/ presentations made during the two chapters of the International Conference will be duly edited in the form of two volumes to be submitted to IIAS for publication after the second chapter of the Conference. The Introduction to the proposed 2-Volumes will be written by the two conveners after the collection of papers presented in both the chapters of the Conference.

The proposed two-volumes will highlight the significance of the world-views of those modern Indian writers/thinkers whose significance has yet not been properly understood and recognized. In this sense, the proposed two-volumes will add to the field of literary and cultural studies in India -opening up further scope of research and learning.

A limited number of participants will be invited for the seminar. We especially encourage young scholars to apply. Those interested in participating should send an abstract (200-250 words maximum) of the proposed paper on any aspect related to the theme note, with special reference to any Indian Writer/Thinker/Indian Literary- Cultural Theory along with their C.V. to the following Email ID:



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Respected Sir/Ma’am,

We at School of Law Galgotias University have always strived to achieve excellence in legal research and in that process have been organising a host of events including the 34th Bar Council India Moot Court Competition 2017 in August. In addition we have been orgainsing seminars and conferences where legal experts, research scholars and industry experts are invited to deliberate on contemporary legal issues to stimulate research and establish a dialogue amongst the stakeholders to identify the various issues and try to find a solution in this regard.

Keeping this objective in mind we are organising our 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Legal Issues (ICCLI) on 24th March 2018. The conference is of a multidisciplinary nature where we are expecting experts not only from the legal field but also from other disciplines to put their heads together in identifying the issues and suggesting the means to overcome the challenges to have a holistic development.

We shall also be announcing the Best Research Paper Award of the conference and the Best Presentation Award for each of the technical sessions (one award per session) and the selected final papers shall be published in the form of an edited book which will be launched on the date of the conference.

For further details please click the link

Importnat Note: We are not accepting any abstract/full paper via e-mail. Any such submission will automatically be rejected. For submission of abstract please refer here and for final submission please refer here.

I on behalf of my institution wish to extend this invitaion to your good-self and request you to kindly also share it in your peer group so that the noble objective that we have set forth can be achieved.

With warms regards and in anticipation,

Victor Nayak,

​​Organising Secretary, ICCLI 2018

Assistant Professor (Law)​

D​ivision Chair,

School of Law, Galgotias University

Plot No.2, Sector 17-A, Yamuna Expressway,

Gautam Buddh Nagar, Greater Noida,

Uttar Pradesh 201308, India

Contact: +91-9712584679

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Two-Day International Conference


The Soul in Symphony: Spiritual and Pragmatic Aspects of Happiness

29-30 January 2018

Organized by

Mehr Chand Mahajan

DAV College for Women

Sector 36-A, Chandigarh
Email: goldenhappiness2018mcm@gmail.com Website : http://www.mcmdavcw-chd.edu


MCM DAV College for Women, a premier multi-faculty post graduate institution, was established in 1968 to commemorate the exemplary contribution of Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan in spearheading the DAV Movement. The college has been re-accredited with Grade ‘A’ by NAAC and ranks among top 50 colleges at the national level, as per the surveys conducted by India Today and The Week magazine. It has been awarded Star Status by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. In National Institute Ranking Framework by MHRD, Government of India, the college has figured among the top 75 educational institutions of India. Along with the numerous academic achievements to its credit, the institution also has the distinction of winning the Panjab University Women’s General Efficiency Sports Shield 37 times. MCM DAV College continues to explore new vistas of growth and learning—both for the students and the faculty.


The year 2018 is being celebrated as the Golden Jubilee Year of the institution. As part of the celebrations, the college is organizing a two-day International Conference on The Soul in Symphony: Spiritual and Pragmatic Aspects of Happiness on 29-30 January 2018. Eminent speakers from diverse areas would be sharing their learned views on the topic. Faculty members, research scholars and post graduate students are invited to present papers at this event.

The pursuit of happiness is an eternal endeavour, partially because it has defied definition despite persistent efforts to do so across ages. What is happiness? Is it in doing one’s duty or inbeingfreeofallworldlyburdens? Isitintreadingthemoralandethicalpathunflinchinglyor in breaking all shackles and societal injunctions? Further, a person’s happiness may be another’s misery, and one’s commonplace might be the other’s ecstasy.

It seems that every age brings with it a further depletion of episodes of happiness in the general drama of life. In the present day, however, the pressures have attained the level of near explosion. And we find ourselves asking—Are we really happy? Is success/money equal to happiness? Conversely, is it possible to remain happy without money and success? Is there something called ‘real happiness’? And by the same logic then, does the concept of ‘falsehappiness’exist? Clearly,thequestforthemeaningofhappinessisasmaddeningas its pursuit.

In this scenario, the need to de-stress, vent-out, channelize and occupy oneself constructivelyisoverpoweringandalso,absolutelyessential. TheInternationalConference on Happiness aims at arriving at a better understanding of our own selves, our aspirations and expectations. Hopefully, the deliberations can lead to optimization of our abilities and potential, and thereby, to the creation of a joyful environment at home, workplace and abroad.


The following themes are the suggested focal points of discussion. An effort has been made to include both the philosophical and pragmatic aspects of the topic under separate headings. The paper presenters /participants can also choose topics that could relate to the general ambit of the projected concerns for oral / poster presentation.

a) Looking for Happiness

Ÿ What is happiness?
Ÿ Happiness and Spirituality
Ÿ Can we practice happiness? – Enquiries into the power of Meditation and Yoga Ÿ Asceticism Vs Indulgence
Ÿ The Quantum of Happiness–Feelings in the cage of cultural constructs
Ÿ Is Happiness a Science or an Art? — Relativity of Happiness
Ÿ Social Structures—Foundations of Happiness?
Ÿ Does the spring of joy dry up in the autumn of life?—The Geriatric Dimension
Ÿ I think, therefore I am [happy]? — The Power of Positive Thinking
Ÿ Advertising Happiness: Materialism as an end in itself
Ÿ Cinematic/Literary/Artistic Representations of Happiness
Ÿ Social Media and Changing Expressions of Happiness

b) Exploring the Possible Road to Joy

  • Ÿ  Happiness, Creativity and Arts (including Performing Arts)
  • Ÿ  Happiness and Socio-economic Policy
  • Ÿ  Ecological Efficiency Index
  • Ÿ  Happiness in Global Perspective: Need for New Paradigms
  • Ÿ  Gross National Happiness Index
  • Ÿ  Happiness and Mental Health Care/ Neuroscience / Health care
  • Ÿ  Happiness, Workplace Values and Ethics
  • Ÿ  Happiness, Gender Diversity and Gender Equity
  • Ÿ  Happiness and Sustainable Practices.

    Please mail your abstracts at goldenhappiness2018mcm@gmail.com (Word Limit: 300 words) Last Date for Abstract Submission: 15 December 2017
    Intimation of Acceptance: 20 December 2017
    Last Date for Registration: 12 January 2018

    Last Date for Paper Submission: 20 January 2018
    Please note that a selected few papers will be published in New Horizons (ISSN No. 2277-5218), our peer reviewed and UGC approved journal.

The Soul in Symphony: Spiritual and Pragmatic Aspects of Happiness




Organizing Secretaries:

Steering Committee:

Dr. Punam Suri, Padma Shree Awardee Hon’ble President
DAV College Managing Committee, New Delhi

Dr. Nisha Bhargava (Principal)

Ms. Madhvi Bajaj Dr. Mridula Sharma

Ms. Archana Bakshi Dr. Vandana Sharma Dr. Nitasha Khehra Dr. Bindu Dogra

Dr. Anju Lata
Dr. Komil Tyagi
Dr. Bhavna Sood Dr. Neetu
Dr. Shefali Dhiman Dr. Sagarika Dev Dr. Sarabjeet Kaur Ms. Vandita Kapoor

(98720 03719) (94652 18615)

(9872971489) (9914084438) (9872068658) (9872663614)

For registration form, details of registration fee and any other query, pleasevisitourwebsitewww.mcmdavcw-chd.eduor call at any of the above mentioned phone numbers.

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International Conference on Buddhism: Phenomenology, Culture and Society

Date of Programme: 15, 16, 17 February 2018
Department/Institute: Department of Philosophy, University of Mumbai
Contact person with Address:

For Further Information Contact:

Dr. Archana Malik-Goure, (Coordinator )or Mr. Mahesh Ursekar, (Research Assistant) at Email: buddhiststudiesudp@gmail.com
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