Third Nitte International Conference on
Development Challenges: Global Aspirations and Local Realities
December 29-30, 2012
Justice K. S. Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte, Karnataka, is organizing an International Conference in association with School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Erasmus centre for Strategic Philanthropy, The Netherlands, Makerere University B-School, Uganda and Penn State Harrisburg, USA on 29th and 30th of December, 2012 at Nitte.
The sub themes of the Conference:
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)- Review, Expectations and Realities
Organizational and Leadership Issues in handling developmental challenges
Local Wisdoms; Development imperatives and scaling up worthy local practices and means thereof;
Change management-Institutionalizing change management in the developing world as a prerequisite for development and their enablers in allied sectors.
Changing roles for organizations in different sectors, Governance issues in development and mechanisms for checks and balances
Harnessing technological advancements for development and local empowerment, E-governance for development
Higher education-Fine tuning higher education for development needs.
Call for papers:
Papers are invited from academicians, researchers, representatives of government, non government organisations and business organisations on any of the sub-themes of the conference. The abstracts shall be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
IIM Bangalore is a leader in management education and research. The Institute invites applications/nominations for two Chair Professorships.
Apeejay Surrendra Chair in Family Business & Entrepreneurship
The Chair Professor will carry out research and analysis in the area of family-run businesses and identify their contribution to and impact on globalization.
RBI Chair in Infrastructure Management
The Chair Professor is expected to lead policy-oriented research in the area in order to promote economic development through enhanced quality of infrastructure.
Details on each of the positions is available at
The IIMB Chair Search Committee invites applications from candidates with a Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrated expertise. Applications may be sent to the Dean Academic, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560076, India (e-mail: email@example.com) on or before May 15, 2012.
Azim Premji University
Call for Papers – Philosophy of Education Seminars
Regional Seminars (Kolkata, Pondicherry, Jaipur, Dehradun) – Aug & Sep 2012
International Seminar (Bangalore) – Jan 2013
Philosophy of education is central to any vision of education and plays an important part in shaping programmes conceptually and in their implementation. Hence, for education to remain a meaningful endeavour and to be able to make the necessary transformative contributions, it is imperative that issues facing education, both foundational as well as precipitated are addressed from the standpoint of philosophy. At the same time, it is equally important to ensure that questions central to inquiries in philosophy of education permeate and percolate into different aspects of the discourse on education. These range from the general policy frameworks to curriculum design to the foundations of teacher education.
Azim Premji University is committed to fostering philosophical discussions concerning education and creating a robust atmosphere to facilitate such exchanges. This series of seminars is our first step in this endeavour. The University will provide assistance to shortlisted young scholars in writing their papers in the form of email consultation and a collaborative space with other scholars.