Saturday, April 12, 2014

MA in English Studies at Central University of Gujarat

The admission process for MA in English at the Centre for English Studies at Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar has started. Students with a Bachelor degree (e.g. B.A./ B.Com/B.Sc.) may apply for the MA in English Programme. Admission to the programme is through an all-India entrance test held at different centres across the country. For the MA Programme starting 2014, the entrance test is on May 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. For more details about the programme, academic calendar, entrance exam dates, entrance examination centres, fee structure, sample syllabus and questions for the entrance test, please visit and click on the “Admission 2014-15” link. The Prospectus and Application Form are available on the website.

Here are some of the highlights of the MA English Programme :

a.  Guest lectures by eminent scholars
b. International and national conferences
c. Interdisciplinary course design
d. Workshops on Films, Editing, ELT, Academic Writing and Translation

Career prospects

A post-graduate degree in English Studies could lead to careers in editing, publishing, and electronic and print media, in addition to teaching and related academic fields.

It would be wonderful if you could pass the word around among colleagues and students. I have attached a brochure for your reference. For specific queries, write to

Kind regards,
Atanu Bhattacharya
Chairperson, Centre for English Studies
Central University of Gujarat
Gandhinagar, Sector 30

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Making Teaching - Learning Interesting - A workshop at Ahmedabad


Professional Development Workshop on 

Making Teaching – Learning Interesting

Day & Date:   Saturday, April 19, 2014            Time   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Calorx Teachers’ University Campus, Greenwood,
Near Vaishnodevi Temple, Ognaj, Sardar Patel Ring Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Need of the workshop
Students show lack of interest in a subject since they do not see its relevance with life. Real learning happens when the teacher takes a back seat and becomes a guide for the student where he/she is given the freedom to explore the topic that is taught. The more interactive a session, the better it is for the child. This workshop will definitely open up a lot of venues for a teacher to bring liveliness into her classroom and make teaching and learning interesting.

·         Introduce inquiry-based approach to learning in the classroom.
·         To train the educator for harnessing the natural learning ability of a child.
·         To empower the educator with hands on activities.
What will it cover?
·         Role of inquiry based learning in the classroom
·         Hands-on session for teaching the scientific process to the child.
·         Designing activities to take back to the classroom.
·         Developing materials for the activity
Who should join this workshop?
·         Educators teaching in Primary section
·         Secondary educators teaching Science and Social studies,
·         Department heads and Principals wanting to introduce hand-on- learning at their school,
·         Anybody interested in creative teaching.
Medium of Instruction   English / Hindi
Resource person
Dr. Monica Shah, Founder and Director, Discovery Learning Center, Ahmedabad 
Fee : Rs. 500/- Per Participant

Please Note:  Certificate of participation will be given to each participant. Free bus facility will be available from selected places in Ahmedabad

For Registration
 : Please contact Mr. Sandip Soni
General Manager (Training & Development)
Calorx Teachers’ University
Mobile : 9825711012, Email : 
Website :

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

UGC-DEB Sponsored 2-Day National Seminar on “Changing Scenario in Indian Business Environment”

Venue: Netaji Subhas Open University, DD-26, Sector-I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-64
Date: 8-9August 2014

About the University

Netaji Subhas Open University was established as State Open University in 1997 by an Act of
West Bengal State Legislature (West Bengal Act XIX of 1997) and is recognized by the UGC-
Distance Education Bureau (DEB) since its inception. Netaji Subhas Open University has now
emerged as a major leader of Open and Distance Education in India and has drawn national as
well as international visibility due to its phenomenal growth. The University has clocked about
2,80,000 learners till date. Currently, the University is offering a prodigious variety of courses
and programmes at its 234 Study Centres spread all over the State of West Bengal.
Towards the goal of spreading higher education in different parts of the State, to provide wider
access to higher education and to different skill enhancing educational programmes, Netaji
Subhas Open University provides quality education in a flexible mode to serve the aim of
establishing an equitable knowledge society within the State, provide higher education through
distance learning.

About the Seminar

A change in the corporate financial reporting has become a great necessity considering its
importance in the financial decision making process. Recently the revised Schedule VI and
Companies Act 2013 have been introduced. As a result the presentation of financial statements
has been changed. The seminar focuses more on concepts that are relatively new in the area of
business environment in India.
The 2-day National Seminar will provide a platform for interaction amongst academicians,
researchers and industrialists.

Theme of the Seminar

Accounting & Finance

E-business and e-governance

Valuation of Intangible Assets

Financial Reporting including IFRS and XBRL


Capital Market Issues


Business Ethics

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Governance

International Finance

Foreign Exchange Market


Special Purpose Vehicle

Portfolio Management

Valuation of Techniques for M & A

Call for Papers

Original and high quality research papers on the above areas are invited from academicians,

researchers, industry experts and others. Authors of accepted abstracts shall receive a notification

of acceptance from the Organizing Committee. Abstract and full paper must be sent on-line to

the e-mail ID:

Guidelines for submitting paper

• All papers must be in English and preferably be below 3000 words.

• The Review Committee reserves the right to edit or to reject any material submitted

without assigning any reason to the author(s).

• Papers should be typed in A4 size paper (double spaced), in Times New Roman, font

size 12 (for Heading 14)

• Papers will be accepted only through e-mail in MS Words file.

• Authors should mention their full name and furnish their address, affiliation along with

phone numbers and e-mail ID.

• Selected papers will be published in a volume with ISBN after double blind review.

Important Dates

The last date of submission of Abstract: 31st

Date of intimation about the acceptance of paper: 15th

The last date of submission of full paper:15th

Date of Seminar: 8-9 August, 2014

Last date of registration: 15th

Registration Fees

Faculty & Researchers: Rs.1000/-

Others: Rs.500/-


 May 2014

 June 2014

 July 2014

 July 2014

Mode of Payment

i) Direct deposit to bank account

ii) Electronic Transfer to bank account

iii) Bank draft (to drawn in favour of Anirban Ghosh DEC Project, Payable at Kolkata)

Bank Account details for electronic transfer/ direct deposit

Bank name: Allahabad Bank

Branch: Elgin Road, Kolkata-700020

Account No. 50063263613

Account Name: Anirban Ghosh DEC Project A/C

IFSC Code: ALLA0210633

MICR Code: 700010023

N.B. Duly filled in registration form is to be submitted along with the registration fee (either DD

/ copy of the bank receipt for electronic transfer/ direct deposit). Original receipt is to be shown

at the time of registration. There will be no spot registration.


Outstation delegates will have to make their own arrangements. However, the Organizing

Committee may extend help on request.

Address for Communication

Dr. Anirban Ghosh

Asst. Professor & Organizing Secretary

Netaji Subhas Open University

DD-26, Salt lake, Sector-I, Kolkata-64



Sri Srideep Mukherjee

Asst. Professor of English

Netaji Subhas Open University

DD-26, Salt lake, Sector-I, Kolkata-64