Saturday, December 28, 2013


CALL FOR PAPERS--  Read the conference theme, see who will be giving the keynotes, and browse the list of accepted panels.
The call for papers is now open, closing on 09/01/2014
PANEL P119--Emerging trends in creative patterns in language communication and development.
Dr. (Prof) Ashok Sachdeva, Convener of the Panel P119  Invites research paper for presentation & participation at the Conference panel P119 on “Emerging trends in creative patterns in language communication and development”  
 Visit the conference website--

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

4th National Conference- ELTIS on Reading Skills : February 7 and 8, 2014

National Conference- ELTIS on

 Reading Skills

Main Theme:

Cultivating the Reading Skill: A Classroom Challenge

The importance of instilling a need to read

Tracks (Sub-Themes)

·         Silent Reading and Reading Aloud
·         Teaching the Reading of Poetry / Prose
·         Text Types and Apt and Effective Reading Strategies
·         Teaching Reading as a Comprehension Skill
·         Testing and Evaluating Reading Skills
·         Reading for Pleasure.

The conference will comprise:

·         A Symposium
·         Plenary Sessions
·         Workshops
·         Parallel Paper Presentations

v  Themes for Workshops
1.   Developing Reading Skills in Multicultural / Multilingual Classes.
2.   Using Technology: An Effective Aid to Teaching Reading.
3.   Using Textual Contexts to Teach Reading.
v  Registration fees:
·         For domestic participants: Rs.1500/- per participant (up to December 30, 2013). Registration fee after December 30, 2013: Rs.1700/- per participant.
·         For Foreign Nationals: US$50/- per participant (upto December 30, 2013) Registration fees after December 30, 2013: US$60/- per participant.
Registration fee covers conference materials, three meals and light refreshments / tea / coffee during breaks between sessions.
Last date of registration: January 15, 2014.
Mode of Payment
v  Mode of payment: By Demand Draft or Swift Code, or online.
·         DD in favour of ‘ELTIS, Symbiosis’.

·         Swift Code details :
Ø   Receiving Bank: Axis Bank Ltd.
Ø   Bank Swift Code: AXISINBB037
Ø   Institute’s Bank A/c No: 315010100023339

·            RTGS / NEFT details :
Ø  Bank details : as above
Ø  IFS Code : UTIB0000315

·         For online payment

v  Accommodation
  • Decent accommodation is available (optional) at the cost of Rs. 650/- per person per night on twin sharing basis.
  • For booking accommodation, please email to
·         The mode of payment will be the same as above.
·         Accommodation will be confirmed only after we receive full payment by DD / swift / online.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

GPSC Chief Officer exam

GPSC Nagarpalika ( Chief officer ) 

Exam New Date19/01/2014 Time: 12.00 to 


Thursday, December 19, 2013

National Seminar on Institutional Quality Improvement: Role of ICT

Two-Day National Seminar on

Institutional Quality Improvement: Role of ICT on 31st Jan and 1st Feb.2014 @

St. Mary's College (Autonomous), Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu

This is a first call for papers.

Here are the sub-themes for the paper-presenters:

·       ICTs for Quality Enhancement in Teaching, Learning and Testing

·       ICTs for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of Higher Education Teachers

·       ICTs in Higher Education: Recent Trends and Innovations

·       Adoption of ICTs into the structure of Higher Education Institutions: Global and Challenges

·       ICTs in Indian Higher Education: Issues and Concerns

·       ICTs - Panacea for Access, Quality and Equity in Indian Higher Education?

·       E-Readiness of Indian Higher Education Institutions

·       E-Governance and ICTs for Educational Administration

The above sub-themes are only indicative and not exhaustive. Thematic and Empirical papers on related themes are also welcome.
The seminar is to be held on 31 st January & 1st February 2014. Selected papers will be published in Marian Quest - a biannual multi-disciplinary journal (ISSN 2249-7145). For details: Dr. A. Sebasty John, IQAC Co-ordinator, St. Mary's College, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu.

Invitation to National Level Seminar

Dear all
Good evening!
Plz find the attachments herewith. I request you to be part of the seminar; your active participation would, for sure, turn the event into grand success, I am made to believe. Also, log on to
Look forward to your heartfelt support.
Thank you.

National Conferenceon "Trends in English for Science and Technology”

The Department of English, Sathyabama University,  is organizing a one day National Conferenceon "Trends in English for Science and Technology” with Special focus on Technical Writing - 'TEST 14' on 29th January, 2014.
Please check the attachments for details. 
Selected papers will be published with ISBN number  in the conference proceedings. It is open to Professionals and Technical Writers from other disciplines also.
Encourage participation by your faculty members and Research scholars. Kindly pass on the information to your friends and colleagues!
Thank you
Organizing Committee
Department of English
Sathyabama University
Chennai - 600 119

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ph.D. Entrance Test 2013: M.K. Bhavnagar University


Ph.D. Entrance Examination - 2013 (PET - 2013)

Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University invites application in prescribed form for the
entrance examination of Ph.D. course in various subjects. The application form will be available on
University's website from 12th December 2013. Last date to submit application is 24th December 2013.
The entrance examination is scheduled on 5th January, 2014 at the University campus. The prescribed fees
shall be paid only through Demand Draft or Bankers Cheque in favor of “Coordinator, Ph.D. Entrance
Test, MKBU”. For application form, eligibility and other relevant details visit University's web site :
This test is only for deciding eligibility and the Ph.D. registration of the candidate will be subject to
the availability of the supervisor / guide and resources / infrastructure in the respective subject.
Reservation will be as per rules.
Officer On Special Duty

National Seminar Invitation

Dear Sir / Madam,

Please find the link for the national seminar invitation for your kind perusal
Please circulated to your friends and colleagues
With regards 

Monday, December 9, 2013

International seminar on "Women Novelists in English"

Warm greetings!
We are pleased to inform you that we are conducting an International Seminar on Women Novelists in English on Friday 24th January, 2014. We deem it our privilege to invite you to the seminar and present paper in it. The last date to send your paper is 28th December 2013. Papers will be published in a book with ISBN 
Herewith, we have attached a copy of the invitation with registration and Declaration form.
(Kindly see the attachment).
We look forward to hear from you at the earliest.
Kindly circulate / forward this invitation among your Colleagues/ Research Scholars.
Kindly note the following instructions:
  • LCD projectors are available for presentation. However, bring hard copy of your presentation as a backup in case there is power failure.
  • Each presenter will be given 5 to 8 minutes for presentation followed by a discussion.
  • Declaration form is mandatory for the publication 
With Cheers 

Dr. J. Samuelkirubahar M. A. M. Phil. Ph. D. B. Ed.     
Member - Academic Council
Research Co - ordinator (Arts)
Editor: College Sadhana                              
Associate Professor                                                                      
Research Centre in English                                                          
VHNSN College(Autonomous)
Re-accredited with 'A' grade by NAAC         
Virudhunagar - 626001                                                               
Tamil Nadu

Friday, December 6, 2013

International Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory

XVI International Conference


 “Translation, Comparatism and the Global South

Date: 15 – 18 December 2013  
Jointly Organized by the Forum on Contemporary Theory,  Baroda  and the Department of Studies in English University  of Mysore

Venue:  Hotel Regaalis, Mysore ,  India

Convener: S. Shankar, University of Hawai

The sixteenth International Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory will be held in  Mysore  from the 15th to the 18th of December 2013 at Hotel Regaalis in collaboration with the Department of Studies in English University  of  Mysore .

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Qualifying Criteria for Eligibility for Lectureship in Gujarat State Eligibility Test, September 2013

Gujarat SET Agency has earlier notified the followi
ng procedure and criteria for declaration of
result of Gujarat SET Examination conducted on 22
September 2013 which comprise of
following steps:
Step - I
Minimum marks to be obtained Paper – I , II and III
in Gujarat SET for considering a candidate for th
eligibility for Lectureship:
Paper – I: (Total - 100 Marks)
1. 35 Marks - 35 % for Scheduled Tribe(ST)
2. 35 Marks - 35 % for Physically Handicapped
3. 35 Marks - 35 % for OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)
4. 35 Marks - 35 % for and Visually Handicapped (Bl
5. 40 Marks - 40 % for Open Category including OBC
6. 35 Marks - 35 % for Scheduled Caste(SC) 
Paper – II: (Total - 100 Marks)
1. 35 Marks - 35 % for Scheduled Tribe(ST)
2. 35 Marks - 35 % for Physically Handicapped
3. 35 Marks - 35 % for OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)
4. 35 Marks - 35 % for and Visually Handicapped (Bl
5. 40 Marks - 40 % for Open Category including OBC
6. 35 Marks - 35 % for Scheduled Caste(SC)
Paper – III: (Total - 150 Marks)
1. 60 Marks - 40 % for Scheduled Tribe(ST)
2. 60 Marks - 40 % for Physically Handicapped
3. 68 Marks - 45 % for OBC (Non- Creamy Layer)
4. 60 Marks - 40 % for and Visually Handicapped (Bl
5. 75 Marks - 50 % for Open Category including OBC
6. 60 Marks - 40 % for Scheduled Caste(SC)
Step - II
Amongst those who have cleared step – I, a merit li
st was prepared subject-wise and category-wise
using aggregate marks of all the three papers secur
ed by such candidates.
Step - III
Top 15% candidates (for each subject and category),
from the merit list mentioned under step – II
was declared as qualified for eligibility for Lectu
reship. By this method, if the number is less than
it is taken as at least one, i.e. minimum of one ca
ndidate is qualified wherever a fraction less than
is obtained as per this methodology. However, for 
fractions greater than one, the figure is rounded of
to the nearest whole number..


Teaching Writing Skills to Engineering Students: Panel Discussion via Google Hangout

This presentation was a part of online participation via Google Hangout in the panel discussion on 'Teaching Writing Skills to Engineering Students. It was organised by Samvad Faculty forum of Dept. of Communication Skills, Marwadi Education Foundation's Group of Institutions, Rajkot (Gujarat - India).
It was wonderful learning experience. Unfortunately, we were not able to 'Hangout on Air', instead joined by personal video call and so we missed auto-recording of the entire presentation. Had that been done, it would have supported us with ample learning lessons.
The organising institue has recorded entire session with the help of external camera. As soon as it is uploaded on YouTube, it will be embedded on this blog.
 visit here for detail :

National Conference TEST '14

Dear Sir / Madam,
The Department of English, Sathyabama University, is organizing a one day National Conference on "Trends in English for Science and Technology" with Special focus on Technical Writing - 'TEST 14' on 29th January, 2014.
Kindly check the attachments for details. Original and unpublished papers will be brought out with ISBN number in the conference proceedings.
It is open to Professionals and Technical Writers from other disciplines also.
Encourage participation from your faculty members and Research scholars. Pass on the information to your friends and colleagues please!
Thank you
Organizing Committee
Department of English
Sathyabama University
Chennai - 600 119

A Two Day National Symposium by JNTUH during Dec 13-14, 2013

Dear English Teaching Fraternity / Scholars / Researchers,
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, JNTUH, Hyderabad is conducting a two-day National Symposium on "Teacher-Text-Student Interaction" during 13-14 December 2013.
I am herewith attaching the Brochure of the National Symposium.

K. Venkata Ramana
Secretary, ELTAI, Hyderabad Chapter &
Member, Organizing Committee of National Symposium
Cell : 8106202290
e-mail: /

Attachment(s) from Kolluru Venkataramana
1 of 1 File(s)

Confluence V-The Annual International Conference on English as a Second Language

Gaikwad-Patil Group of Institutions, Nagpur, India, announces Confluence V - The Fifth Annual International Conference on ESL/EFL. Dates: 21-22 Feb, 2014.

Papers are now invited. 

Please look up website at

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

BITS-Pilani, K.K. Birla Goa Campus is organising tiNai Ecofilm Festival at BITS on 31 January and 01 February 2014. Send your ecofilm for the International Ecofilm Competition.

Register for watching over 50 ecofilms from across the world.

Come and meet us for guidance in Ecocriticism.

For more details, check

Kindly forward the mail to all your friends, colleagues and students.

Rayson K. Alex
Assistant Professor of English
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
K.K. Birla Goa Campus




To be organized by
From 9-14 December, 2013.
The registration fee includes local transport to the
workshop venue, lunch, dinner, refreshments and
delegate kit.
Resource persons: Eminent experts from the industry and academia.
Dr. Asha Choubey 
Dept. of Humanities

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Invitation for Sadaa Third International Conference, 22-24 January 2014

Dear All,
You are cordially invited to Sadaa Third International Conference, 22-24 January 2014 being held in collaboration of Manipal University, Jaipur on the theme "Language, Literature & Library: Disruptive Digressions & Digital Dimensions". Kindly visit the link given below for details: 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Symposium on "Technology in ELT" at CHARUSAT University, Gujarat on 23 November 2013

This is to inform you that Indukaka Ipcowala Institute of Management (I2IM), Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), Changa, Anand, Gujarat is organizing one day National Symposium on “Technology in ELT: Challenges and Remedies”on 23 November 2013 | Saturday in collaboration with English Language Teachers’ Association of India (ELT@I), Vadodara Chapter.

Kindly register yourself at the earliest and secure your participation as there are Limited Seats available for the symposium now !

The aim of this symposium is to explore the use of Technology in facilitating EnglishLanguage Teaching and Learning along with identifying the challenges posed and propose ways to remedy the problems of using Technology for ELT and ELL. An Expert talk and Panel Discussion by Renowned Educationists, Veteran Academicians, Prominent ELT Practitioners and Resource Persons are the prime attraction of this symposium.

You all are cordially invited to register yourself latest by 20 November 2013 for this rare opportunity to listen to and discuss with eminent ELT Stalwarts on one platform.

Kindly find the attached flyer for more details regarding the Symposium and registration for the same. 

You can register yourself online too, by clicking on the following link: