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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

World Social Science Report | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

World Social Science Report | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Other India Bookstore

Other India Bookstore

An Open letter to My MA English Students who graduated on 28 May


Dear II MA English Students,
On the day of convocation i wanted to meet each one of you and convey my wishes but i  managed to meet less than half of you. All the same, let me use this medium to wish all those whom I could not meet. Congratulations and all the best. May you have an exciting life ahead. 

A few days from now you may not remember much from the courses your have undergone. That is true of any student from any institution in the world. Neither do I remember much from my college or university days. However, what university education does is, broaden your worldview and rub on some of the passion of your course instructors or those whom you associate yourself with during your university days. The difference among you will not be about how much each of you have learnt but how much passion of the different kinds, towards different issues you have got rubbed on, and how wider your woldview has become. As much as your future condition depends on the social conditions you exist, it also depends on the these two things - worldview and passions - you carry from here. 

With this little reflexion, i wish you the very best. I will leave you with an extract on teachers by Khaleel Gibran's Prophet; this is especially for those who plan to become teachers. 

On Teaching

      Then said a teacher, "Speak to us of Teaching."
      And he said:
      No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of our knowledge.
      The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.
      If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.
      The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding.
      The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm nor the voice that echoes it.
      And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.
      For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.
      And even as each one of you stands alone in God's knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth. 


Warmly,

Anil Pinto

Open Journal Academic System (OJAS)

Open Journal Academic System (OJAS)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Research Scholars Wanted


Title of the project- Bonded Labour
Qualifications- Should have a post graduation in Sociology, Social Anthropology. Other Disciplines also can apply if they have proven capacities on themes of sociology/ Social anthropology. Working knowledge in English and fluency in Kannada are needed. Preference will be given to SC/STs.
Salary- Rs 8000/- onwards (per month)
Contact details
Kiran kamal Prasad
Vimukti Trust
Reg. No.IV.252/96-97
1289, ISEC Road,
Nagarabhavi Post,
Bangalore 560072
Telefax: 0091-80-23210194
E-mail: jeevika90 AT gmail.com

Friday, May 27, 2011

News: Major Decisions - Inside Higher Ed

News: Major Decisions - Inside Higher Ed

Global South Scholars

Global South Scholars

Fellowship

Please kindly find below details for the Global South Scholar-in-Residence fellowship at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

This programme has been designed for young university teachers from Africa, Asia, Latin America working in the disciplines related to international and development studies.

Selected Scholars are invited to come to the Institute for a semester to further their research projects, update their teaching curricula, and interact with colleagues and students working in their field of specialisation. Scholars' travel and monthly allowances are fully funded.

Could you forward this information to your colleagues?

Application details and more information are available online or on the poster enclosed.

Kind regards,

some websites for general reading

I often find TED [http://www.ted.com/]as a very important website for everyone. not only because it provides world class lectures in a showcasing manner but also for its priorities. The video updates often make the visitors pause and ponder over issues from far and wide disciplines. the charismatic effect that they have is to be personally experienced. I'm a stanch  follower of these videos for a long time for various reasons. hope you too had similar experiences. I herewith want to forward you a simplest example with the following link. 
http://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_how_to_tie_your_shoes.html . Your comments are welcome.


Similarly, I found the following sites interesting too.

(Received from Sooryanarayana)

Call for applications for HREA e-learning courses - September-December 2011



Media conferences, courses, prizes and fellowships


Thursday, May 12, 2011

Research Development through Digital Technologies

Dear participants of the National Workshop on Effective Classroom Communication and Teaching Skills for College Teachers, as agreed I am posting some resources on research and using digital technologies for research. Click on the topics to get the links.


  • If you wish to refer to some of my past posts/notes on research you can go to posts of October 2010 by clicking here 
  • Hope you find all these links useful. If you do, please take time to mention it in the comment section below. Your suggestions are welcome. 

New India Fellowship


    The core activity of the New India Foundation are the New India Fellowships, awarded to scholars and writers working on different aspects of the history of independent India. The duration of the fellowships is twelve months. Fellows are paid Rs. 70, 000 a month. Each year, a mix of young and experienced candidates are selected. The New India Fellowships are open only to Indian nationals, including those currently living abroad. Fellowship holders are expected to write original books. Their proposals should be oriented towards final publication, and outline a road map towards that destination. The Foundation is ecumenical as regards genre, theme, and ideology: the only requirement is that the proposed works contribute to the fuller understanding of independent India.Thus Fellowship holders may choose to write a memoir, or a work of reportage, or a thickly footnoted academic study. Their books could be oriented towards economics, or politics, or culture. They could be highly specific-an account of a single decade or a single region-or wide-ranging, such as a countrywide overview.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cyber Literature- Home Page

Cyber Literature- Home Page

A gender-fair language - Economy and Politics - livemint.com

A gender-fair language - Economy and Politics - livemint.com

The Writing Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Writing Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Gender Fair Teaching

Gender Fair Teaching

Make your language gender-neutral - Views - livemint.com

Make your language gender-neutral - Views - livemint.com

Linguistics as an identification tool - Views - livemint.com

Linguistics as an identification tool - Views - livemint.com

Pepper your writing with metaphor - Views - livemint.com

Pepper your writing with metaphor - Views - livemint.com

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Integrated PhD and MA in Humanities (Interdisciplinary) at Manipal University


Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities
Manipal University, Manipal

Announcing Integrated PhD and MA in Humanities (Interdisciplinary)

Applications are invited for the following courses starting August 2011
With distinguished faculty, world class facilities and a stimulating research environment, Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University, is one of the premier centres for the study of Humanities in the region. As part of the Centre’s activity to encourage research and higher education in the field of Humanities, MCPH is offering a number of educational opportunities in these fields.

MA in (Interdisciplinary) Humanities
The graduate coursework in Humanities includes training in critical and creative thinking, academic writing and research, along with courses that emphasize learning of basic concepts in Philosophy, incorporating both Indian and Western traditions of thought.

Integrated MA-PhD program in Humanities
The five-year full-time integrated PhD program will have a strong focus on original, contemporary research work in the Humanities. Students join the MA program, which will be followed by their doctoral work. They have the option of leaving after two years with an MA degree. The rigorous training in research and conceptual work at the Centre facilitates timely completion of the doctoral program.

Who can apply?
Highly motivated candidates with a BA (or undergraduate degree in other disciplines) with an interest in pursuing research in theoretical Social Sciences and Humanities are encouraged to apply.

For more details, please visit the website:
http://www.manipal.edu/Institutions/UniversityDepartments/MCPHManipal/Pages/Welcome.aspx
Apply online at www.manipal.edu. Or pick up an application form at select branches of State Bank of India.
Please contact office.mcph AT manipal.edu for any clarifications.

Address
Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities
I Floor, Old TAPMI Building
Behind Post Office
Manipal – 576104
Phone: 0820-2923157