FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME “COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN CLASSROOMS”
To be organized by DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES MJP ROHILKHAND UNIVERSITY, BAREILLY 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. Coordinator: Dr. Asha Choubey (firstname.lastname@example.org) Dept. of Humanities IET, MJPRU
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”on23 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:
We have been receiving a lot of queries regarding the diaspora conference to be held in the Department of English, Assam University, Silchar, during 11-12 March, 2014. We are happy to let everyone know that the last date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 15 December, 2013. Please look up the updated CFP attached herewith for the details.
Thanking you and looking forward to welcoming you in Silchar,
Anindya Syam Choudhury,
Anindya Syam Choudhury
MA (Pune), Ph D (MJPRU), PGCTE, PGDTE (EFLU), CertTESOL (Trinity College London)
Department of English Assam University Silchar Assam PIN - 788011 India
With due respect, we represent esteemed Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science, Rajkot. It is a premier education institute imparting contemporary education in fields of engineering, management and computer application at UG and PG level. All the academic programs are backed by erudite faculty members in its state of the art learning conveniences.
This has turned into par-excellence results consistently.
To augment our teaching-learning pedagogy, we have been organizing National Seminar on regular basis. With the same mind set we have meticulously crafted our MDP on “EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS – A KEY TO CORPORATE SUCCESS” scheduled on 20th November 13.
The program will explore the mechanics of linguistics skills that in turn add flare to proficiency.The trainers are men of letters with great contribution in academics and they would employ different methodology to make the sessions interactive.
I modestly urge your nobility to promote the program and send in your faculty members for the same.
I have come across a very fruitful information about UGC NET. Please, do verify by your self before accepting it.
With the introduction of the new criteria in NET, candidates must figure in the top 15% among all in the consideration zone,
- Writes J Madegowda
How can one obtain 75(50% for general category) marks in the Third
Paper? One can obtain either 74 or 76 but not exactly 75 marks in the
third paper. If the result have been declaredon 76 marks its percentage
is 50.67% and not 50% as given in the notification. Then UGC is
cheating students in this way. Then why not the students who scored 74
marks be passed because 75 is unattainable? Pl. reply. Should we take
step to file petition against UGC? Pl. guide.
the National Educational Testing (NET) Bureau of University Grants
Commission (UGC) notified the result of the UGC National Eligibility
Test for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and eligibility of
Lecturership held on 24th June, 2012, there were a large number of
apprehensions, criticisms, and comments among those who appeared for the
test. Few candidates even approached the courts (High Court of Kerala
and also the Supreme Court of India) and the Courts delivered judgements
against the procedure followed by the Bureau for notification of
successful candidates in the test. Now the available information states
that the Bureau has gone in for appeal against the judgement/s. However,
after the Courts’ judgements, the Bureau has thoroughly revised the
criteria to be applied for preparing the list of successful candidates.
In this background, the author makes an attempt to present the
pre-revised and revised criteria for clearance of UGC’s NET.
in the Finalization of Successful Candidates: It may be noted here that
there is no change in the syllabi, question paper pattern, maximum
marks, examination duration, etc. The only change made in the recent
revision is in the area of criteria for declaration of successful
candidates. In both the cases (i.e., pre-revised and revised criteria),
there are two stages – paper-wise minimum and overall minimum. There is
no change in the first stage (i.e., in the paper-wise minimum) and
changes are made only with respect to the second stage.
Stage – I:Paper-wise
Minimum – Consideration Zone: The candidate has to secure atleasttheminimum prescribed for each of the three papers to qualify for the next
stage (i.e., for possible consideration for inclusion in the list of
successful candidates). This paper-wise minimum is same for all
disciplines such as Commerce, Tourism Administration, English, etc.
However, the paper-wise minimum differs from one category of candidates
to another slightly. For this purpose, the candidates are grouped into
three as (1) General Category, (2) OBC (non-creamy layer), and (3)
SC/ST/PWD (persons with disability). The candidates belonging to General
Category have to secure atleast 40% in each of Papers – I and II, and
50% in Paper – III. In the case of candidates belonging to OBC, SC, ST
or PWD, they have to secure atleast 35% in each of the Papers – I and
II. However, OBC candidates have secureatleast 45% in Paper – III
whereas it is only 40% in the case of SC/ST. These are the minimum
percentages one has to secure in each paper to qualify for the next
step. The candidates who secure the minimum in each paper are in
‘consideration zone’ (i.e., for consideration for the final list). If a
candidate fails to secure the minimum even in one paper, he/she is
considered as not in consideration zone and therefore, will not be
considered for possible inclusion in the final list. As far as this step
is concerned, the Bureau has not made any change in its revised
criteria for declaration of result.
Stage – II:
Overall Minimum – Safe Zone: This is the second and final stage. And
with respect to this stage, the Bureau has made some changes after the
Courts delivered their judgements. Therefore, it is analyzed in two
parts – pre-revised and revised. Overall minimum in the pre-revised
criteria was applicable to all previous tests held prior to December
2012 test. While notifying the result of the test held on 24th June,
2012, the Bureau, based on the decision of the Moderation Committee,
fixed overall minimum as 65%, 60% and 55% for General Category, OBC
(non-creamy layer), and SC/ST/PWD respectively.
the announcement of result of NET held in the month of June 2012, the
Bureau has also considered another criterion viz., the candidates who
figure among top 7% of all candidates who appeared in NET are considered
as successfully clearing the test – this is calculated separately for
each discipline and for each category. Therefore, cut-off rate differed
not only from one category to another but also from one discipline toanother. However, what is important is that for successful clearance,
one should have secured the paper-wise minimum. Therefore, the
candidates who do not secure the minimum required score in each paper
and are therefore not in the consideration zone were not included in the
list of successful candidates even if they fall among the top 7% within
their subject and category. Of course, this criterion was not known to
at this stage, two things may be noted. One, only the candidates in the
‘consideration zone’ (i.e., those who secured the paper-wise minimum)
are considered for the final stage. And two, this overall minimum is the
point of concern for majority of the candidates. Because, many cleared
the first stage and they were in the ‘consideration zone’. However, they
could not clear the test as the overall minimum was higher than the
average of the paper-wise minimum – e.g., average of paper-wise minimum
for General Category candidates works out to 44.29% [i.e., (40 + 40 +
75) ÷ 350] as against the overall fixed of 65%. That means, all the
candidates who secured the paper-wise minimum (and therefore, were in
the ‘consideration zone’) and above but less-than 65% (in all the three
papers put together) were unsuccessful in their attempt to clear the
type of situation existed even in the case of OBC (39.42% vs 60%) and
SC/ST/PWD (37.14% vs 55%) candidates. This was the bone of contention of
the candidates which made them to approach the Courts for justice.
is given to understand that the Courts have directed the Bureau to
announce all the candidates who secured the paper-wise minimum as
successfully clearing the NET. And it is also given to understand the
Bureau has appealed in the Supreme Court against these judgements. In
the meantime, the Bureau has revised the second stage relating the
overall minimum for clearing the NET successfully. This is presented and
merit list of all candidates in the consideration zone (i.e., who
secured the paper-wise minimum), both subject-wise and category-wise,
will be prepared using the aggregate marks of all the three papers
secured by such candidates. That means, for each subject (say,
Commerce), three separate lists are prepared – one for all candidates in
consideration zone (General Category), second list for OBC (non-creamy
layer) candidates in consideration zone, and the third list for
SC/ST/PWD candidates in the consideration zone. From this merit list,
top 15% of the candidates for each subject and for each category will be
declared as NET qualified for eligibility for lecturership. This
procedure and criteria are applicable to the NET held in the month of
December 2012 and for future tests. This implies two things – one, 85%
of the candidates in the consideration zone securing the paper-wise
minimum will have to appear again for the test as they will be
unsuccessful in the final stage, and two, the cut-off percentage differs
not only from one category to another but also from one subject to
this NET qualified candidates’ list, a separate list will be prepared
for the award of JRF. However, the Bureau has not specified the cut-offpercentage for the JRF.
the light of the above changes introduced by the UGC, the candidates
must be very serious in their studies not only to secure the paper-wise
minimum but also to figure in the top 15% of the candidates in the
consideration zone. And of course, it is not an impossible task provided
the candidates are serious, sincere, and systematic in their studies
and preparation for the test.
(The writer is professor and chairman, Department of Commerce, Kuvempu University)