Monday, November 25, 2013

CfPs: National Workshop on Corporate Governance Practices in India: Retrospect and Prospects; 14-15 Feb at IICA,

National Workshop on Corporate Governance Practices in India: Retrospect and Prospects

National Two-Day Residential Workshop for Research Scholars

14-15 February 2014

Organized by School Of Corporate Governance and Public Policy, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, IMT  Manesar Campus, Distt. Gurgaon, India

The School of Corporate Governance and Public Policy (CG&PP), IICA  is organizing a National Two-Day Residential Workshop for Research Scholars on the theme 'Corporate Governance Practices in India: Retrospect and Prospects'. The workshop will provide a platform for discussions on wide range of issues related to the conceptual and legal framework affecting corporate functioning, new aspects of scholarly enquiry on governance in corporate bodies - public and private; and arrive at comprehensive solutions on policies, designs and implementation. More significantly it will cater towards knowledge partnership and collaboration for future research.

The fate and face of a nation are reflected in its economy, and while the economy is a result of the well being and functioning of a variety of components, it is also related intrinsically to the performance of the corporate sector.

Call for Papers

Main Theme: Corporate Governance Practices In India: Retrospect and Prospects

Broad Themes

  • Corporate Governance In Group Companies In The Private Sector
  • Corporate Governance In Public Sector Enterprises
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance In Banks And Other Financial Institutions


·          Doctoral Fellows, Scholars, and Faculties may submit papers on the above broad themes. Papers should be original in content and not published anywhere else. Top three papers will receive cash award.

·          Abstracts should not be more than 300 words and should be submitted before deadline.

·          A technical committee will review the papers, after which selected paper-writers need to submit their full research papers. Soft copy of abstract and complete papers should be submitted by e-mail only and should reach with a copy to All presenters and delegates should register before deadline. For registration fee and other details of workshop and accommodation please consult SUBMISSION GUIDELINES in our website.

·          For further information and details of abstract and full paper submission, please contact Anna at 9971115102, 0124-2640039, 264000, and visit our website

Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), established by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India is multidisciplinary knowledge sharing and capacity building institution aimed towards developing and facilitating discourse and service delivery on matters relevant to corporate affairs. The foundation of the institution has been laid with focus towards synergizing and creating a vibrant think – tank body that would play instrumental role in building responsible and sustainable business societies. IICA since its inception have established itself as centre for learning, training and excellence on good governance; providing world-class repository for researchers, policy makers and implementers on various subjects and matters related to corporate regulation and governance such as corporate and competition law, accounting and auditing issues, compliance management, corporate governance, business sustainability through environmental sensitivity and social responsibility, e-Governance and enforcement etc.

Further Details and Registration Form:


Saturday, November 16, 2013

CfP: "Institute on Internet and Society", at Yashada, Pune, India, 11-17 February '14

Institute on Internet and Society

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore is pleased to announce the second "Institute on Internet and Society" to be held in Yashada, Pune from February 11 to 17, 2014.

With financial support and visionary guidance from the Ford Foundation, this initiative represents an important opportunity to bring together various stakeholders in a neutral forum and share ideas.

This is a week-long residential institute which will cover topics surrounding and exploring the gamut of internet and society. Various topics that explore the ambit and the intersection between Internet and Society will be explored with guest speakers and experts in these fields anchoring the sessions. The lectures will be insightful and few, with interesting case studies and interactive modes of teaching. There will be breakout sessions where participants will get the chance to partake in interactive technology sessions and instructive demonstrations.

There will be off-site experiences where the participants can go on field trips and view the actual spaces that will be discussed.

The institute will feature:

  • Guest lectures by experts and CIS staff.
  • Interactive panel discussions.
  • Case studies.
  • Breakout sessions.
  • Interactive demonstrations.
  • Networking opportunities, field trips/off-site experience and much more...

At the end of the course, attendees will have:

  • Acquisition of knowledge on internet in the Indian society.
  • Appreciation of the role of community and other stakeholders in issues surrounding the internet.
  • Creation of a starting point for improved communication of research findings, innovations, information and new technologies in internet to evolve a community comprising academicians and policy makers.
  • Appreciation of the need to bridge the gap between policy and implementation.

Who can apply?

Any members from the civil society (students, research scholars, academicians, scientists, legal professionals, etc.) who engage in issues concerning Internet and Society.

How to apply?

The application form available at needs to completed in all respects and uploaded along with a brief bio and a 250-300 word abstract on why the applicant feels he/she must attend the Institute on Internet and Society.

Selection criteria

  • Originality of application.
  • Evidence of interest and/or prior engagement in Internet and Society related research and policies.
  • Gender, regional and stakeholder representation.

Twenty participants shall be chosen to attend the Institute on a first come, first served basis. Please ensure that your applications are submitted to CIS well before the closing date.


Attendance for the full duration of the Institute (February 11 to February 17, 2014) is mandatory. Please provide assurance that you will be able to commit to the full duration of the institute.

What costs will be covered?

CIS has a limited number of scholarships that will cover the course fees, travel, accommodation and food. Please note that scholarships will be given on a first come first serve basis to deserving applicants and is available for persons based within India.

Important Dates

  • Registrations Open: November 15, 2013
  • Registrations Close: December 6, 2013

About CIS India and Ford Foundation

CIS critically engages with concerns of digital pluralism, public accountability and pedagogic practices, in the field of Internet and Society, with particular emphasis on South-South dialogues and exchange.

Through multidisciplinary research, intervention, and collaboration, we seek to explore, understand, and affect the shape and form of the internet, and its relationship with the political, cultural, and social milieu of our times.

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. Their goals for more than half a century have been to:

  • Strengthen democratic values
  • Reduce poverty and injustice
  • Promote international cooperation
  • Advance human achievement

The Ford Foundation believes all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them.


Further Details:

Friday, November 15, 2013

UNESCO releases "World Social Science Report 2013 – Changing Global Environments"

UNESCO Releases "World Social Science Report 2013 – Changing Global Environments"
published: November 15, 2013

UNESCO today announced the launch of its flagship publication World Social Science Report 2013 — Changing Global Environments.
The environmental challenges that confront society are unprecedented and staggering in their magnitude, scope, pace and complexity. They have potentially serious consequences for the wellbeing of people all over the world. The consequences of global environmental change are unfolding now; individuals and communities are already struggling to manage often precarious livelihoods; other social, economic and political crises – including persistent poverty, increasing inequalities and social discontent – are intricately linked to and exacerbated by environmental change. Global environmental change changes everything for everyone on this planet – our life support systems, our livelihoods, our ways of life, our actions and interactions with each other. It also changes demands for and on the social, including behavioural and economic sciences.
This is the third edition of the World Social Science Report. Based on a call for proposals, over 150 authors from all over the world have contributed articles. The Report issues an urgent call to action to the international social science community. Social scientists need to collaborate more effectively with colleagues from the natural, human and engineering sciences to deliver relevant, credible knowledge that can help to address the most pressing of today's environmental problems and sustainability challenges. And they need to do so in close collaboration with decision-makers, practitioners and the other users of their research.
A new kind of social science is needed, one that is bolder, better, bigger, different:
  • Bold enough to reframe and reinterpret global environmental change as a fundamentally social process
  • Better in terms of infusing social science insights into real-world problem-solving
  • Bigger in terms of the need for more social scientists to address the challenges of global environmental change directly
  • Different in the sense of changing the way the social sciences think about and do science – its theories, assumptions, methodologies, institutions, norms and incentives, to help meet the vexing interdisciplinary and cross-sector challenges society faces.

This report aims to engage social scientists working in all disciplines in academia, research institutes, think tanks, NGOs, and government agencies all over the world. The ISSC will use the report as a basis for critical discussion with its members and partners to sharpen the social science knowledge base on global environmental change and to support social science leadership in research for sustainability.

The 2013 World Social Science Report was prepared and edited by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) with the support of high level specialists from all the over the world. It is co-published by the ISSC, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UNESCO.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CfPs: Innovating India: National Workshop, 25-26 Nov, at NIT, Silchar

 National Workshop
25-26 Nov 2013

Jointly organised by


In the modern globalised world, the economic development of a country is premised by its ability to develop, adapt and harness its potential to innovate. Most of the governments in developing and emerging economies, including India are proactive in initiating policies that would promote a culture of innovation. The conference intends to identify the nature and extent of innovation activities in the country and the lacunae in its support mechanism. The workshop will explore suitable S&T interventions in the policy matrix in order to showcase India in the forefront of innovation activities.

The workshop will have following major themes & topics that range from  those related to S&T and human resources, Innovation and support system, S&T and Industry, S&T output and patents, Rural development and S&T strategies, Innovations in Different subject domains (Healthcare, Alternative energy, Green technology, ICT, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, General science, Library Science etc.)  & Grassroots Innovation in North East India.

  • The workshop aims to bring together leading-edge inventors, scholars, professionals, practitioners, educators, school & college students and participants from all over North-East India.
  • The workshop will facilitate presentations, on monetizing and trading of intellectual property through interaction with institutions and industries.
  • The principal objective of this workshop is to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas & learning experience among the researchers, teachers and scientists about innovations.
  • To identify emerging innovations in the field of Science & Technology.
  • To disseminate the relevant traditional knowledge system / grass root innovations of North-East Region.

Academicians, Scientists, Engineers, Students and Faculty Members, NGOs, Research Organisations.

The workshop invites research articles from scientists, research scholars, and students on the various aspects of the theme 'Innovating India'. The papers should be an original contribution covering theoretical research, empirical studies including case studies, realistic experiences.

An extended abstract with a word limit of 1000 words is required to be sent by 16 November, 2013 via email to any of the workshop coordinators Dr Kishor Satpathy ( / Prof Sujit Bhattacharya ( The abstract must be typed in MS-Word in 12 point Times New Roman with references properly tagged. The authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified on 18th November, 2013. The authors whose extended abstracts are accepted are expected to submit full papers within three months for publication in the proceeding/edited Book.

Registration for persons interested to participate in the workshop will be on a first come first served basis with a maximum limit of 150 participants. No registration fee would be charged. Selected paper contributors from North-East Region will be given TA for Second Class Train/Bus Fare with local hospitality. Dully filled in registration forms should be submitted to Dr. Kishor Satpathy at on or before 18 Nov. 2013. Please note that there will be no telephonic or on-the-spot registration.

     Key Note Sessions
Panel Discussions
Presentations of Papers
Exhibition of Innovative Models,

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Scientific Writing & Publishing Workshop at JNU by Macmillan Science Communication; November 29

'Scientific Writing & Publishing Workshop' by Macmillan Science Communication

Venue: JNU Convention Centre, Delhi, India

Date: November 29, 2013

Macmillan Science communication (MSC), an exclusive partner of the Nature Publishing Group (NPG), is organising its maiden Scientific Writing and Publishing Workshop in India in association with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi on November 29, 2013. This is the first in a series of similar workshops that MSC plans to organise across India in coming years.

The event will be conducted by Dr. James Butcher, Associate Director of Open Publishing at Nature Communications & Scientific Reports. Dr. Butcher is also the former Publishing Director of Nature Review Journals. He has been the publisher of 14 Nature Reviews Journals (clinical and life sciences) with management responsibility for a team of 70 editors.

Dr Butcher's all-day session at the JNU Convention Centre would include some of these key writing and publishing areas:

  • Taking Research from Bench to Paper
  • Creating Coherency and a Narrative in your Paper
  • Titles and Abstracts
  • Presenting and Discussing Results
  • Producing Effective Figures, Graphs and Tables
  • Choosing a Journal for Publication
  • Using Bibliometrics
  • Writing a Review Article
  • Submitting your Paper and Writing a Cover Letter
  • The Editorial Processes and Peer Review
  • Scientific Publication Ethics

Science faculty and PhD scholars interested in registering for the workshop may contact either of the two organisers:

Debashish Brahmachari
Director – NPG India
3A, 4th Floor, DLF Corporate Park
Gurgaon – 122002, India | Tel: 91 124 2881057
Mobile No: 9650969959

Dr. Atul Kumar Johri
Associate Professor
School of Life Sciences, JNU
New Delhi -110067, India
Mobile No: 9810336244