Wednesday, February 26, 2014

National Level Workshop on "Campus to Corporate: Developing Employability Skills", organized by OPJIT from 7th March to 8th March, 2014

Dear friends,

It is a matter of great pleasure to inform you that OP Jindal Institute of Technology, Raigarh (CG) is organizing a two-day National Level Workshop on “Campus to Corporate: Developing Employability Skills” during March 7-8, 2014.
In an effort to bridge the Academia-Corporate gap and enhance employability of students  and also make students’ understood what is important in their career and how to make best use of resources and potential, the Workshop on Campus to Corporate: Enhancing Employability Skills is designed. It is to build the confidence in the youngsters to face his/her Campus recruitment, first job, first customer, interact with boss and their colleagues, make a crisp presentation and develop habits that would make him/her proactive & assertive with corporate etiquettes.  The objective of the workshop is all about toning up the behavioral and mental reserves of the budding technocrats to survive and succeed in the personal as well as the professional world.

Hope that you will kindly accept our invitation.......

Sunday, February 23, 2014



- Modern
- to give
- to rule
 - cut
- was amazed
- sing
- is
- Stolen
- Complain
- Living...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


- Words or sentences together
- superior than
- varies       ( Because vary is verb , very means differ )
-  were         (Wishing is usually concerned with hypothetical states)
- I would     ( indirect speech, so will becomes would)
-  No sooner did ( No sooner did is used with than)
- She just had her lunch ( Just always comes after subject (she))
- Whose
- Provide
- At
- Shakily
- Martyr
- too old to
- did you do ( Because of specific time)
- Much

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Dr. Bernadette Anand, USA_Training @Calorx Teachers' University,Ahmedabad

Dr. Bernadette Anand, USA
will conduct
Training Programme on
 How to Improve Teaching and Learning
Through Mini Observations/Learning Walks
Day & Date: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014                        Time   10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Venue: Calorx Teachers’ University Campus, Near Greenwood Resort, S P Ring road, Vaishnodevi Circle, Ahmedabad.
Overview: While instructional leaders rely regularly on formal observations and evaluations to drive change within their schools, there is significant evidence that brief, structured, non-evaluative learning walks/walk-throughs can significantly impact and improve teaching and learning.  This workshop will assist you as you  (1) develop a critical focus for meaningful learning walks within your school; 2) plan and implement a structure and communication process for these classroom visits, and (3) practice and evaluate how to provide effective feedback to teachers. 
Objectives : In this workshop participants will
·         Work towards a definition of Learning Walks/Walkthroughs and determine how they differ from observations and evaluations
·          Look at the different kinds of walkthroughs
·          Examine some of the purposes and benefits of learning walks/mini observations
·          Study The Five Step Approach for Conducting Learning Walks;
·         Develop plans for a set of classroom Learning Walks/mini observations
·          Practice having reflective conversations with staff members.
Learning Points  
·         Meaningful learning walks/mini observations have key features that contribute to school improvement.
·         Differences exist between meaningful learning walks/mini observations and formal observations
·         Planning and implementing meaningful learning walks/mini observations in school increases effective teaching and learning
·         Learning walks/mini observations clarify instructional and curricular decisions for teachers
Methodology   Videos, Individual and Group work, reflection,
Medium of Instruction   English
For whom:  Principals, Assistant Principals and Instructional Leaders
Fee : Rs. 500/- Per participant (including the cost of reading material and lunch).
Resource Person: Dr. Bernadette Anand, Professor and Advisor, Department of Leadership for Educational Change in the Graduate School of Education, Bank Street College, New York, USA.  She is a current Fulbright Scholar Lecturer at Calorx Teachers’ University.  

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Request to encourage your students to participate in State Level Essay Competition 2014 at IIIM, CHARUSAT

Dear Teachers,

Warm Greetings!

With great pleasure, we would like to inform you that Indukaka Ipcowala Institute of Management (IIIM), CHARUSAT University, Changa, is organizing one day State-Level Essay Writing Competition on 22 February 2014 | Saturday at 12 noon for the students of higher education institutes across Gujarat. 

Students of all the disciplines (Science, Commerce, Arts) and Professional Courses (Engineering, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Applied Science, Education, Law, Management etc.) can participate in this mega event. 

You are requested to encourage the students of your respective department and institute to take part in this competition and help them increase their credentials. Kindly find the details as followed:
A Participant may write an essay on any one of the following topics:
1.      Role of Media in Business, Government and Society
2.      Are Indian Universities Learning Centers or Profit Centers?
3.      Cyber Terrorism and Society
4.      Alternative Sources of Energy
5.      Indian Economy: Prospects and Challenges
6.      Healthcare Initiatives: Role of Institutions
7.      Cloud Computing – A Tool for Competitive Advantage 

NOTE: Every participant will be felicitated with a Certificate of Participation.
Best three Essays will be awarded with:
Rs. 5000/- Cash Prize + Trophy + Certificate of Merit
Rs. 2000/- Cash Prize + Certificate of Merit
Rs. 1000/- Cash Prize + Certificate of Merit

Date: 22 February 2014
Time duration: 01 Hour (12 noon to 1 pm)
The medium of writing essay: English
Word limit: 700 words

Last Date of Registration : February 20, 2014
Registration Fees : Rs. 50/-

For Inquiry please contact:
1. Mr. Pushpendra Sinora (09624785276)
2. Mr. Gaurav Thakarar (09662762841)
3. Mr. Kaushik Trivedi (09904987756)
4. Ms.Shilpi Chaudhary (09638126063)

Kindly find the attached Poster, General Information and Registration Form of Essay Competition for you to display on your Notice Board and circulate among your students.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Two more attempts for all categories of candidates in UPSC's civil services exams

NEW DELHI: Conceding the demand of civil services aspirants for more time to adapt to the changes effected in the Civil Services examination pattern in March 2013, the government on Monday approved two additional attempts for all candidates with effect from the current year.

A Department of Personnel and Training order issued on Monday said the Central government had approved "two additional attempts for all categories of candidates w.e.f Civil Services Examination, 2014, with consequential age relaxation of maximum age for all categories of candidates, if required".

The relaxation in number of attempts comes as a relief to lakhs of aspirants aggrieved by the "sudden" change by the UPSC in the pattern and syllabus for the Civil Services Mains exam 2013. The UPSC had notified the revised pattern on March 5 last year, doubling the number of papers for General Studies and substantially increasing its weightage vis-a-vis optional subjects, months ahead of the Mains 2013 exam.

Incidentally, a group of civil services aspirants had recently protested outside Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's residence against the short notice given to them to adapt to the "drastic changes" in the Mains exam pattern. They had demanded three extra attempts and a relaxation of three years in the age limit. On January 30, Gandhi met a delegation of these aspirants and agreed that their grievance regarding the pattern change was justified. He assured them that steps would be taken to redress the grievance.

Civil services candidates, who now get just four attempts to write the prestigious exam, will now get six attempts. OBC category candidates, who are allowed seven attempts as per the rules, can now take the exam nine times. There is no cap anyway on attempts by a candidate of the SC/ST category.


Notification for the Post of Project Fellow (one) in the Department of English under the UGC-SAP-DRS-II

Applications are invited on plain paper from eligible candidates for the post of Project Fellow (one) in the Department of English under the UGC-SAP-DRS-II Program on a salary as per UGC guidelines. The thrust area of the Program is “Representing the Region: Literary Discourses, Social Movements and Cultural Forms in Western India, 1960-2000”

The Project Fellow will work under the supervision of the Coordinator/Deputy Coordinator of the SAP-DRS-II program. S/he will be expected to travel to libraries and other research institutions across the country, compile and edit materials, maintain the library and help organize programs related to the project.

The Project Fellow(s) should have passed M.A in English/Gujarati/Marathi/Social Sciences with at least Second Class preferably above 55% and should have a good command over English. Knowledge of Gujarati and or Marathi (spoken and written) is essential. Some awareness of Postcolonial/ Translation theory is desirable. Preference will be given to those candidates who are eligible to register for the  PhD Program offered by the Department of English.

The appointment will be for one year initially and may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance. Due consideration will be given to SC/ST candidates according to UGC guidelines.

Applications, giving full details of educational qualifications and experience as well as phone numbers for communication should reach The Coordinator, UGC SAP-DRS-II Program, Department of English, Faculty of Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Baroda 390 002, latest by  15 February 2014. All applicants should appear for interview on 17,  February 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Department of English. Please note that TA/DA will not be paid to the candidates.  Contact No:

Sachin Ketkar                                                

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Balvant Parekh Distinguished Lecture by R. Radhakrishnan, 8 February 2014

Balvant Parekh Centre cordially invites you to a Lecture by Professor R. Radhakrishnan titled “The Many and the One: Phenomenology and Politics” on Saturday, 8 February 2014 at 4 pm at the Centre. This Lecture is part of Balvant Parekh Distinguished Lecture Series instituted by the Centre.

Summary of the Lecture

Aakasaath patitham thoyam
Yatha gacchathi saagaram
Sarva deva namaskaraha
Keshavam prathigacchathi.
So goes a Sanskrit shloka in the utopian hope that the clamor of the many can be reconciled with the serenity of the preexisting One. Is this aspiration theological or secular; Hindu or generically religious: denominational or denominational; philosophical or political?  My objective in this lecture is to revisit the One-Many problematic on a double register: phenomenology and politics. If phenomenology is solicitous of existential differences and heterogeneity, the language of politics insists on the production of the imprimatur of the One. The polemical question is which One? Under what conditions is the mantra "Unity in Diversity" a genuine article of faith and knowledge, and when does it degenerate into an inane or virulent shibboleth?  Routing my argument through the multiplicity of languages (Derrida, Benjamin) and the precarious fate of secularism in India and elsewhere (Tagore, Gandhi, Bharucha, Said, Connolly, Nandy, Chatterjee), I will endeavor to rework the critical tension between Home and World, between phenomenology and politics. My hope is to animate the "between" as a category of ethico-political persuasion.

                                             R. Radhakrishnan

R. Radhakrishnan is Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, and is considered one of the leading postcolonial theorists and literary critics in the United States. Radhakrishnan is also noted as a translator and poet of Tamil as well as a master of English and English literary criticism. His works include History, the Human, and the World Between, Theory in an Uneven World, Diasporic Mediations: Between Home and Location, Between Identity and Location: The Cultural Politics of Theory, Edward Said: A Dictionary. He is also the editor/coeditor of Theory as Variation, Transnational South Asians: The Making of a Neo Diaspora (with Susan Koshy), Theory After Derrida (with Kailash Baral), and guest editor of a special issue of Modern Fiction Studies.  Author of a volume of poems in Tamizh, Negizschhi Oru Nigazcchi Alla, he is also the translator of contemporary Tamizh fiction into English.  Winner of a number of fellowships including the Fulbright, he has published extensively in academic journals and collections of essays. His next forthcoming volume is a collection of essays, When is the Political?

address : Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences
C-302 Siddhi Vinayak Complex, Behind Baroda Railway Station (Alkapuri Side)
Faramji Road, Baroda-390007