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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

2353 Teachers are needed for Delhi! Last Date for Applying: 22/07/2013

Directorate of Education, Delhi invites applications for the Recruitment of 2353 Posts of Subject Specific Teachers

Name of the Posts: Trained Graduate Teachers

1. English: 405 posts
2. Math: 414 posts
3. Hindi: 365 posts
4. Sanskrit: 292 posts
5. Natural Science: 419 posts
6. Social Science: 254 posts
7. Punjabi: 04 posts
8. Urdu: 200 posts

Qualification: Any Degree with B.Ed, Qualify in CTET

Last Date: 22/07/2013

Candidates should possess Graduation with B.Ed in Specific Subject & should be qualified in CTET conducted by CBSE.

Candidates may apply online through website www.edudel.nic.in from 15-07-2013 to 22-07-2013 till 5:00 PM.

Monday, 15 July 2013

National Seminar on “INSURGENCIES AND DEVELOPMENT” at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi; Last Date Abstract Submission: 31st August, 2013

There were at least 110 known instances of adivasi-peasant uprisings over a period of 117 years from 1783 to 1900 (Ranajit Guha 1983:13). Ranjit Guha studied these uprisings and, in 1983, he argued that there were ‘insurgencies’ in colonial India which have six elementary aspects-negation, ambiguity, solidarity, transmission, and territoriality. The thrust of his argument was that these were not revolutionary movements. These uprisings were against the ‘taking away’ of people’s means of subsistence by the British-led commercial expansion of forestry and agriculture. Between 1900 and 2013, insurgencies have proliferated, not only against the continued ‘taking away’ of the means of subsistence but ‘more’!!!
It is important to inquire why this proliferation? What ‘more’ is being said? What have been the changes in the modes of ‘insurgency’? Did the first change occur after independence in 1947, and the second after 1989 when the Berlin wall was smashed and the new regimes of neo-liberal governance and economic development were put in place? To discuss this question it will perhaps be necessary to discuss amongst other things, the difference between insurgency and revolution on the one hand, and between these and terrorism on the other. How is ‘insurgency’ constructed? Is it associated with random /spontaneous use of arms against a state regime? Does it not have a vision? Is insurgency constructed in association with the tenets of anarchism or is it a construction of the State? Is it constructed in contrast to revolution, which has a vision and a plan? Further, it important to study at what point of time in history did these and other like forms of protest begin to be classified under the category “terrorism”?
Today from the standpoint of the State, insurgency is a reaction to uneven development (economic, political, social and cultural), increasing disparities and shrinking opportunities. Policy makers and their associated social scientists argue that therefore it is possible to diffuse these insurgencies with better governance, one that ensures development, reduces disparities, and opens up multiple ‘fora’ for opportunities. This understanding is the basis for a new set of counterinsurgency policy interventions.
Thus, the Planning Commission set up an Expert Group on “Development Issues to deal with the causes of Discontent, Unrest and Extremism” in May, 2006. Its task was to identify processes and causes contributing to continued tensions and alienation in the areas of unrest and discontent. The hope was that recommendations made by this group would, if implemented sincerely and promptly, “douse the spreading bushfire of rural discontent.” In 2011, USAID produced a policy document on The Development Response to Violent Extremism and Insurgency. Its purpose was to provide a policy framework that USAID could use to improve the effectiveness of its development tools in responding to violent extremism and insurgency, as well as its capacity to interact constructively with its interagency and other partners. In January 2013 Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development and Minister of Drinking water and Sanitation gave a talk on 'Democracy, Development and Extremism: Meeting the Challenge of 21st century Maosim in India' at Teen Murti Bhavan, Delhi. Aseem Shrivastava reports that 2

the Minister traced the origins of Maoism to “4 D’s: disconnect, displacement, deprivation and discontent.” Defending the Indian State’s security policies in Central and Eastern India, the Minister said that they would not work without the fifth “D”: “dialogue.”
The subject for discussion is negotiation. What is it? Who are insurgents? Where does their violence come from? What are they saying? Are they being listened to? What is the available apparatus to listen? Could listening be subjected to the imperialism of categories? What constitutes listening?
To discuss these and other related questions is Ranjit Guha’s ‘elementary aspect’ a good starting point. Are negation, ambiguity, solidarity, transmission, and territoriality truly, elementary aspects of insurgency? Would this not depend on the veracity and appropriateness of the historical-anthropological apparatus deployed by Ranjit Guha? How is this to be determined?
A second starting point could be to decommission the term “insurgency”! This could open up a way of leaning to listen. What could be heard are voices trying to overcome the angst. As the work of Albert Camus-“the Rebel’ and Gandhi’s work “My experiments with truth” show, this angst comes from, amongst other things, not finding a space to say and not finding people who listen.
A third starting point could be a hypothesis, that if the development apparatus has been responsible for the disparities, then can this apparatus rectify this situation in a responsible way. This begs the question, is development self-reflexive and self-corrective? Does it have the where-withal to undo the damage it has caused?
There could be several other ways of listening to the angst.
This special issue hopes to open-up different ways to listen and learn about the bearing of insurgency on development or vice versa.
Call for Papers
The National Seminar on “Insurgencies and Development” to be organized by the Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (India), aims at bringing together the researcher, academia, policy makers, civil society organizations, industry representatives and other scholars to an international forum for the dissemination of original research results, new ideas and practical experiences which concentrate on both theory and empirics.
The conference will solicit both theoretical and empirical research papers associated with Seminar themes. The tentative themes of the seminar are as follows:
Ø People/Civil Society Testimonies
Ø Social Construction/Representation of insurgency and insurgent (with emphasis of changing dimensions)
Ø Development as Counter-insurgency /Representation and Strategies of Counter Insurgency
Ø Indian Tribal Experience.
Ø Insurgent Media and Media Counter Insurgency
Ø Re-ordering governance and policy in the light of insurgencies.
Ø Global insurgency, popular discontent, International Response

Authors are advised to submit their paper electronically in MS Word format to email: cjnsid@gmail.com. Papers will be blind refereed and revised version of selected papers will be published in a special issue of centre’s journal “History and Sociology of South Asia” and/or an edited book.
Important Deadlines Abstract Submission
31st August, 2013
Paper Submission
30th November, 2013
Notification for Accepted Papers
31st December, 2013
Seminar Date
28th and 29th January, 2014

Financial Support
Participants are expected to bear travel cost. The organizers will bear expenses of local hospitality. In select cases, partial/full grants may be extended to one author depending on the availability of funds. In such cases, the participants are advised to apply separately with reasons for seeking grants. However, the final decision will be taken by organizers depending on the merits of seeking grants and on the availability of funds. 

Prof. Shahid AhmedDirector,Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies,Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi-110025

Centre for Jawaharlal Nehru Studies - 91(11) 26981717  +91(11) 2693 5306  sahmed@jmi.ac.in

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

On your mark! get, SET, go! Now It's TIme for Applying Andhra Pradesh SET and Karnataka SET!

The Karnataka State Eligibility Test

The Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) to determine the eligibility of aspirants for the posts of lecturer and assistant professor in universities will be conducted by the University of Mysore during November or December.
K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, told presspersons here on Monday that the notification inviting online applications for KSET would be issued in June/July and the application forms would be made available on www.kset.uni-mysore.ac.in.
The Department of Higher Education has identified University of Mysore as a nodal agency in Karnataka to conduct the K-SET.
Based on the recommendations of the high-level University Grants Commission expert committee that met on April 18, the UGC has renewed the accreditation to the university to conduct KSET for three years from 2013, said Prof. Rangappa. He said that they were hopeful that Mysore would be made a permanent centre to conduct KSET.
Candidates who qualify in KSET will be eligible to apply for the post of lecturer/assistant professor in any university, college or institution of higher learning in the State, whether government, aided, or private.
The subjects
As many as 70,000 candidates are expected to take KSET this year. The number of subjects for which the test would be conducted had been increased to 32 against 26 last year, according to Prof. Rangappa.
The subjects are: Commerce, Kannada, Economics, English, Political Science, History, Sociology, Geography, Hindi, Management, Tourism Administration, Education, Library and Information Science, Mass Communication and Journalism, Psychology, Social Work, Criminology, Law, Sanskrit, Physical Education, Folk Literature, Urdu, Public Administration, Computer Science and Application, Physical Science, Mathematical Science, Chemical Science, Life Science, Environmental Science, Home Science, Electronics, and Earth Science.
KSET will be conducted at 12 centres: University of Mysore, Mysore; Karnatak University, Dharwad; Mangalore University, Mangalore; Tumkur University, Tumkur; Davangere University, Davangere; Vijayanagar Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Bellary; Bangalore University, Bangalore; Kuvempu University, Shimoga; Gulbarga University, Gulbarga; Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur; Rani Channamma University, Belgaum and Karnataka State Folk University, Shiggaon.
The syllabus for KSET will be the same as that of UGC-NET and UGC-CSIR examination. It will be made available on the website during notification. For more details, contact C. Srikantappa, coordinator, KSET centre, University of Mysore, Pareeksha Bhavan, Mysore, or call 0821-2419202. 

APSET 2013
Andhra Pradesh SET 2013 Notification has released. The eligible candidates of AP DSC 2013 are apply for AP SET 2013 exam.

Why AP  SET 2013?
AP State Eligibility Test 2013 Recruitment for Assistant Professors and Lecturers in Andhra Pradesh. Recruited candidates can eligible to teach on Universities, Degree Colleges and Higher Educational Institutions.

When AP SET 2013 Exam Date?
AP SET 2013 Exam dates are declare very soon on official website of AP SET 2013.

Who are Eligible for AP SET 2013?
For applying AP SET 2013, Candidates must complete Masters degree from recognized UGC University with minimum 55% of marks for OC/BC and 50% of marks for SC/ST/PH/VH.

For more updates on AP SET 2013 see on official website of AP SET 2013 is www.apset.org.

AP SET 2013 Application Fee:
AP SET 2013 Application fee for Registration is Rs.700 for OC candidates, Rs.500 for OBC candidates and Rs.250 for SC/ST/PH/VH Candidates.

How to pay AP SET 2013 Application Fee?
AP SET 2013 Application fee pay through APONLINE or MEESEVA centers. AP SET 2013 Exam was conducted by the Osmania University.

Official Website: www.apset.org

Sunday, 7 July 2013

CPPR ACE Winter School 2014

CPPR calls for applications for its prestigious global programme, the CPPR-ACE Winter School on Public Policy Research Methods scheduled in the month of January 2014.
CPPR-ACE Winter School 2013 is a unique global programme aimed at researchers exposing them to the nuances of research enabling a paradigm shift in their approach towards research. Organised by Centre for Public Policy and Research (CPPR) in association with Asia Centre for Enterprise (ACE) and supported Atlas Economic Research Foundation, the Winter School has been attracting young talented researchers from across the globe. Researchers from all the continents have flew to India to be a part the programme in the last editions.
For Applying, Please fill the following form: Winter School 2014 Application Form
Please note the timelines for the Application process:
28th June: Application process opens
31st July: Application process ends
20th August: Announcement of selected candidates
10th January: Commencement of Winter School 2014
25th January: Valedictory and end of Course
Note: The selected participants will get an opportunity to participate in the Second Atlas Liberty Forum in Delhi scheduled on 8th to 9th, January 2014 and meet the Freedom Champions from Asia and other parts of the World.
This is a 15 day intensive course for aspiring public policy researchers seeks to equip them with the necessary tools to conduct original primary research and produce high-quality research that is not solely based on secondary data. The course aims to break barriers by introducing its participants to different research methodologies and will in turn encourage them to develop new analytical tools and perceive their sample variables differently.

 Centre for Public Policy Research
 Door no.28/3656, 1st floor,
 Sonoro Church Road, Elamkulam
 Kochi, Kerala, India- 682 020