Monday, 22 August 2016

consortium for educational communication

consortium for educational communication की वेबसाइट पर हिंदी भाषा और साहित्य को लेकर निम्नलिखित सामग्री उपलब्ध है । 

कबीर का जीवन परिचय डॉ. कला जोशी
2कबीर की साखियों की व्याख्या डॉ. कला जोशी
3कबीर की साखियाँ (भाग - 1) डॉ. सुदेश चोपड़ा
4कबीर की साखियाँ (भाग - 2) डॉ. सुदेश चोपड़ा
5कबीर के पदो की व्याख्या डॉ. कला जोशी
6सूरदास का जीवन परिचय डॉ. कला जोशी
7सूरदास - व्याख्यात्मक एवं आलोचनात्मक प्रश्न (भाग-1) डॉ. मंजुला चौबे
8सूरदास - व्याख्यात्मक एवं आलोचनात्मक प्रश्न (भाग-2) डॉ. मंजुला चौबे
9सूरदास - व्याख्यात्मक एवं आलोचनात्मक प्रश्न (भाग-3) डॉ. मंजुला चौबे
10तुलसीदास का जीवन परिचय डॉ. हरीशंकर मिश्र

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION UGC (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM) Regulation, 2016.

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION UGC (Credit Framework for Online Learning Courses through SWAYAM) Regulation, 2016. New Delhi, the 19th July, 2016 No. F.1-100/2016(MOOCs/e-content) 1. Preamble.— 1.1 Whereas Education has to widen the access to higher education and bring down its cost by using technological advances, 1.2 Whereas Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have emerged as a viable model for imparting education, involving conventional and online education, 1.3 Whereas the Indian version of online learning is being launched on an indigenous platform of learning, named as SWAYAM (Study Web of Active Learning by Young and Aspiring Minds), 1.4 Whereas there is a need to create synergies between the salient features of anytime-anywhere format of eLearning and the traditional classroom-based chalk and talk method to develop a unique content delivery mechanism, which is responsive to learners’ needs and ensures seamless transfer of knowledge across geographical boundaries, 1.5 Whereas there is a need to put in place a regulatory mechanism that would allow seamless connect between the online learning and the regular class room learning, Now therefore; University Grants Commission in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (f) and (g) of sub-section (1) of Section 26 of the UGC Act 1956 (No. 3 of 1956), makes the following Regulations, namely; 2. Short title, Application and Commencement: 2.1 These Regulations shall be called the UGC (Credit Framework for online learning courses through SWAYAM) Regulation 2016. 2.2 These shall apply to all universities established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, a Provincial Act, or a State/Union Territory Act and all institutions recognized by or affiliated to such Universities and all institutions deemed to be universities under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. 2.3 These shall further apply to the transfer of credits of such students who are enrolled as regular/part-time students in any educational institution in India. 2.4 These shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official Gazette. 3. Definitions: 3.1 ‘Academic Council’ is the body empowered to take decisions regarding all academic matters in an institution including the decision regarding permitting online learning courses through SWAYAM. 3.2 ‘Course’ shall mean a paper which is taught for at least one semester as a part of a subject 3.3 ‘Four quadrant approach’: the four Quadrant approach means e-learning system that has the following components: • Quadrant-I is e-Tutorial: that shall contain: Video and Audio Contentinan organised form, Animation, Simulations,Virtual Labs. • Quadrant-II is e-Content: that shall contain: PDF/e-Books/illustration, video demonstrations, documents and Interactive simulations wherever required. • Quadrant-III is Web Resources: that shall contain: Related Links, Open Content on Internet, Case Studies, An ecdotalin formation, Historical development of the subject, Articles. • Quadrant-IV is Self-Assessment : that shall contain: MCQ, Problems, Quizzes, Assignments and solutions, Discussion forum topics and setting up the FAQ, Clarifications on general misconceptions. 3.4 ‘Host Institution’ shall mean the institution duly recognised/approved by the regulating authority, to which the PI/SME offering the course belongs. ¹Hkkx IIIµ[k.M 4º Hkkjr dk jkti=k % vlk/kj.k 5 3.5 ‘Institution’ shall mean any academic institution registered and functioning in India. 3.6 ‘MOOCs’: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are such online courses which are developed as per the pedagogy stated herein; following the four quadrant approach and made available on the SWAYAM platform of Government of India. 3.7 ‘MOOCs Guidelines’ shall mean guidelines on online learning issued by the MHRD vide its orders dated 11th March 2016 and subsequent addendums issued by the MHRD. 3.8 ‘National MOOCs Coordinator’ (NMC) is a Nation level agency designated as such by the Government, for the purpose of coordinating the production of the online courses and for overseeing their quality in a designated sector of learning. 3.9 ‘Parent Institution’ shall mean the institution/university/college where the student is enrolled as a regular/parttime student. 3.10 ‘Principal Investigator (PI)’: The PI shall be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) belonging to a reputed educational institution, identified and entrusted with the task of developing and delivering MOOCs in a given area by the NMC. 3.11 ‘Sector’ shall mean a particular level of learning such as high school, engineering/non-engineering diploma/degree/post-graduation. 3.12 ‘Subject’ shall mean a discipline (eg Mathematics) taught in an educational institution consisting of specific courses, resulting in awarding of a certificate/diploma/degree. 3.13 ‘SWAYAM platform’ is an IT platform developed and made functional by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of Government of India for the purpose of offering online learning courses on the MOOCs pattern. 4. Online learning courses: 4.1. The online learning courses shall be made available on the SWAYAM Platform by the PI identified by the National MOOCs Coordinator, through the Host Institution, as per the schedule finalised by him/her. 4.2. The SWAYAM shall notify to the Registrars of all the Institutions, on 1st June and 1st November every year, the list of the online learning Courses going to be offered in the forthcoming Semester. 4.3. All the Institutions shall, within 4 weeks from the date of notification by SWAYAM, consider through their Competent Authoritythe online learning courses being offered through the SWAYAM platform; and keeping in view their academic requirements,decide uponthe courses which it shall permit for credit transfer. Provided that an Institution can only allow up to 20% of the total courses being offered in a particular program in a Semester through the online learning courses provided through SWAYAM platform. 4.4. While making this decision, the Academic Council may, interalia, consider allowing online courses of SWAYAM if: a) There is non-availability of suitable teaching staff for running a course in the Institution or b) The facilities for offering the elective papers (courses), sought for by the students are not on offer in the Institution, but are available on the SWAYAM platform. c) The courses offered on SWAYAM would supplement the teaching-learning process in the Institution. 4.5 Every student,in the class of the institution,offering a particular paper (course) would be required to register for the MOOCs for that course/paper. 4.6 While allowing the online learning Courses offered by SWAYAM, it shall be ensured that the physical facilities like Laboratories, computer facilities, library etc, essential for pursuing the courses shall be made available free and in adequate measure by the parent institution. 4.7 The parent institution must designate a course coordinator/facilitator to guide the students throughout the course and to facilitate/conduct the Lab/Practical sessions/examinations. 5. Evaluation and Certification of MOOCs 5.1. The host institution and the PI shall be responsible for evaluating the students registered for the MOOCs course launched by him/her. 5.2. The evaluation should be based on predefined norms and parameters and shall be based on a comprehensive evaluation throughout the length and breadth of course based on specified instruments like discussions, forums,quizzes, assignments, sessional examinations and final examination. 6 THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY [PART III —SEC. 4 5.3. Whereas an online examination would be the preferred mode, the PI shall be authorised to decide on the mode of conducting the final examination. This shall be announced in the overview of the Course at the time of offering the course. 5.4. In case, apen and paper final examination is to be conducted, the same shall be offered through any college/school volunteering to conduct the same. The decision in this respect will be of the PI and the host institution. 5.5. After conduct of the examination and completion of the evaluation, the PI through the host institution shall award marks/grade as per the evaluation scheme announced. 5.6. The final marks/grade shall be communicated to the students as well as the parent institution of the student, within 4 weeks from the date of completion of the final examination. 5.7. The parent Institution shall, incorporate the marks/grade obtained by the student, as communicated by the Host Institution through the PI of the SWAYAM course in the marks sheet of the student that counts for final award of the degree/diploma by the University with the proviso that the programs in which Lab/Practical Component is involved, the parent institution will evaluate the students for the practical/Lab component and accordingly incorporate these marks/grade in the overall marks/grade 5.8. A certificate regarding successful completion of the MOOCs course shall be signed by the PI and issued through the Host Institution and sent to the Parent Institution. 6. Credit Mobility of MOOCs 6.1. The parent Institution shall give the equivalent credit weightage to the students for the credits earned through online learning courses through SWAYAM platform in the credit plan of the program. 6.2. No university shall refuse any student for credit mobility for the courses earned through MOOCs. 7. Amendment required in University Rules and Regulations for Seamless Integration of MOOCs 7.1 Every Institution, shall within 4 weeks from the date of issue of these Regulations, shall decide through their Competent Authority, the amendments required in their Ordinances, Rules, Regulations etc to incorporate provisions of these Regulation. 8. Transitory Measures 8.1 The UGC shall notify a Standing committee to resolve any issues that may arise in the implementation of these regulations during the transition period of three years. Prof. JASPAL S. SANDHU, Secy. UGC [ADVT.-III/4/Exty./182 (113)]

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Importance of Social Media in Higher Education

Importance of Social Media in Higher Education

                       We are living in a globalised world of science and Technology. Where Sense of responsibility and act of responsibility is now very closely connected because of the Transformative world-wide culture. Internet and computer has played the tremendous role in changing the Traditional society in a Modern pattern of act. Education in today’s scenario is the basic need of human beings. This is through education only one can achieve his goals in such a huge competitive world. This is the time of investigating the possibilities of using the web/social media as a tool of e learning in the higher education system of our country. This may be the one of the biggest educational chain or platform of collective learning system.
                        The University Grant Commission has already started his work on “E- PathShala” with the slogan of - skill India and Digital India. This is the need of time to get familiar with what we exactly need to compete in today’s world.  Obligations and commitments are the part of the system, so we need not to get worry about that. Use of social or web media in modern education pattern is the necessity and the future of the society. A knowledge based society can be built only by the tool of education. This is why the government of India is planning to increase the GER (Gross Enrolment Ratio) from 12% to 30% till 2020 as per the survey report of “About All India Survey on Higher Education” available on  In our country near about 140 million students are in school Education and approximately 800 universities are functioning throughout the country. Education is the only tool through which we can make 21st Century as an Indian Century.
                      Web or Social Media is playing tremendous role in today’s society. there are some definitions of web or social media such as:
·         As per the definition given by the “Merriam Webster” in their online dictionary at the web link is
“Forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos)”

·         As per the definition given by the “Oxford Dictionary” in their online dictionary at the web link  is “Websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.”
In the view of above definition, we can say that social media has given the platform for collective learning. One question can be asked that why social media has become so important in these days? According to me following factors are responsible for the same
1.      Social media as an alternate.
2.      Social media and its reach.
3.      Social media and its connectivity.
4.      Social media and availability.
5.      Social media and feedback.
6.      Social media: beyond the boundaries.
7.      Social media: cheapest tool.
8.      Social media: as a collective platform.
9.      Social media and expression of thoughts
10.  Social media: As a knowledge Gateway.

                       It has been observed that in whole world social media has become very popular among the youth. Though still there is big gap between their online activities and in their study. But both the things can be get connected and concept like “Global Learning System” may come into the existence with much more popular way than the “Traditional Learning System”. Lot of research efforts throughout the world has proved that social media platform is more effective for collective learning system. Here student’s participation is more focused and they act as a co- producers of content. Video and image blogging has made the learning system more live and graceful. Study-interaction and collaboration is happening on one platform, which is transparent and democratic in nature.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Invitation to National Seminar.The topic is RIGHTS OF THE CHILD AND WOMEN: PERSPECTIVES IN INDIA

UGC Sponsored National Seminar, 2016


Sub:    Invitation to National Seminar


            With reference to subject cited above, Government Kamalanagar College, Chawngte, Mizoram invites research papers and participation in a two day National Seminar to be held on 24-25 November, 2016 at Aizawl. The topic is           RIGHTS OF THE CHILD AND WOMEN: PERSPECTIVES IN INDIA. Please give wide publicity in your department/institution in this regard. I on behalf of the organising committee extend warm welcome to you all at Mizoram.
                                                                                            (PANKAJ ROY)
                                                                                         Organising Secretary,
                                                                            National Seminar Committee, 2016
                                                                             Ph. 09436387286/09863909307

Enclosure: Rules for Paper Submission, Sub-Themes of the Seminar and other information

UGC Sponsored National Seminar, 2016

Rules for Paper Submission:
Unpublished and Original Papers based on case studies, research, first hand experiences and as such on the main theme or on any of the sub-themes of the seminar are invited from research scholars, students, academic-faculties and interested persons. The paper should be within 3000 (three thousand) words and the limit is to be strictly maintained. The paper should be on MS WORD 2003/2007 format, 12 point, Times New Roman font and double spaced. All references should be properly enlisted as per MLA style. The contributors of the papers should transfer the copyright of the papers to Department of English, Government Kamalanagar College, Chawngte. The abstract of the proposed paper in about 250 – 300 words is to be sent as an e-mail attachment to by 15th of July 2016. The selected abstracts will be informed by e-mail within 10 days. The papers presented in the Seminar will be published in an ISBN Book form after all submissions being sent for blind peer reviewing. Final selection will be made only if the papers are recommended for publication by the reviewers. The details of the selection of your paper will be informed to you telephonically or through your email. The editor has the right to make necessary editing/changes in the selected papers for the sake of conceptual clarity and formatting. Non-selected abstracts will not be sent back to the contributor in any form. So, all contributors are advised to keep a copy of their submission with them during presentation. All submissions should be original. Contributors are advised to adhere to strict academic ethics with respect to acknowledgment of original ideas borrowed from others. The editor(s) / publisher will not be responsible for any lapse on part of the contributor. The following subthemes are proposed by the organizers but the list is not exhaustive and other related topic to the main theme can also be considered for presentation,

1.            Rights of the Children
2.            Juvenile Delinquency Act and modern children
3.            Teaching Rights to the citizens
4.            Women and Traditional Law
5.            Gender parity and legal issue
6.            Social issue relating to women and legal aspects
7.            Women and Northeast
8.            Misuse of Penal Rights by Women
9.            Tribal Law and Rights of Children and Women
10.        Globalization and Women Rights
11.        Modern Economy, Family, Women and Child: Future Perspectives

Interested delegates and scholars are to register by post or in the first day of the Seminar. A nominal fee of Rs 500/- will be charged at registration in advance and Rs 750/- on the spot in the first day of the seminar.

Outstation Paper contributors will be given Local hospitality/Boarding as per UGC norms. However, few deserving scholars chosen by the organizing committee can be given Travel Allowance due to paucity of fund.

Important dates:

Last Date of abstract submission                  : by 15th of July, 2016

Notification of Selected papers                     : by 25th of July, 2016

Dates of the Seminar                                    : 24-25 November, 2016

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Sunday, 13 March 2016
Tourism and Fusion of Cultures”
“पर्यटन और संस्कृति का विलय” 

(10 - 11th May 2016)

Organized by
Vyanjana - Art and Culture Society, Allahabad (Regd.)
Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science, Gogol-Margao, Goa

Conference Venue:

Parvatibai Chowgule College ofArts &Science,
Gogol- Margao, Goa, India
Concept Note:
Welcome to all participants at Goa, India on 10th & 11th may, 2016. The Conference is amalgamated with Cultural Event, networking and sharing opportunities with local and international supporting partners. Highly renowned personalities having expertise in various aspects of tourism like academics, stakeholders, corporate etc are going to enrich this conference. The focus of the conference will be on the sustainable tourism practices and inclusive tourism development.
The cultural theorist Raymond Williams (1976) once described ‘culture’ as one of the most complex words in the English language, and hence one of the most difficult to define. In the eighteenth andnineteenth centuries, the idea of culture was defined in opposition to nature asa range of social, political, ethical, religious, philosophical and technicalvalues. A number of thinkers and philosophers such as Hegel deemed culturalforms that were close to nature as being inferior to those that were linkedmore closely to the human spirit.The world is apparently becoming a smaller place because of instantaneous transactions and communications, increased and faster travel, and technological innovations.
About 150 delegates are expected to attend the same from different parts of the country and abroad. We are diligently working on bringing the most knowledgeable researchers from all over the world, as well as leaders in the industry to explore important topics as mentioned below. The Organizing Committee is delighted to invite you to be the part of this International Interdisciplinary Conference.
Topics for Paper Writing:
  1. Theorizing discourses of tourism
  2. Culture, identity and tourism representation
  3. Issues in cultural tourism studies
  4. Tourism and Gastronomy
  5. Communicating local cultures through global tourism
  6. Cultural heritage tourism and commercialization
  7. Tourism, mass media, and the making of visual culture
  8. Community-based tourism and local culture
  9. Culture and entrepreneurship
  10. Tourism, religion and spiritual journeys
  11. The role of nature in ecotourism
  12. Research of Development Mode of Rural tourism
  13. The Cross-cultural marketing and tourism
  14. The Fusion of culutre, science and technology
  15. Transnational communities through global tourism
  16. mind, body and spirit: Health and wellness tourism in Asia
  17. Time for intercultural communication training in the tourism and hospitality industry
  18. Strategic use of Information Technologies in the tourism industry
  19. Metropolitan tourism: competition, collaboration and creativity
  20. The Cultural conflict, exchange and fusion of multi-nationality
  21. Tourism and impacts on traditional culture
  22. Tourism management
  23. Tourism and Politics
  24. Literature, language, music, sports and health tourism
  25. Tourism and global environmental change: Ecological, social and political interrelationships
  26. Role of Indian folk culture in promotion of tourism in the country
  27. Tourism culture: Nexus, characteristics, context and sustainability
  28. Visiting cultures: A Critique of Tourism and Anthropology
  29. Cultural tourism: Global and local perspectives
  30. Tourism, culture and images of Goa
  31. Consumer behaviour in tourism
  32. Tourism and Town planning
  33. Economic development and tourism
  34. Tourism, shopping, and retailing
  35. Tourism and psychology
  36. History and tourism: Intertextual representations
  37. The negative image of sex tourism
  38. Contemporary tourism-Trends and challenges
  39. Introducing tourism management in academia
  40. From culture to hybridity in international communication
Call for Papers:
All participants are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research papers. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental or theoretical work in all areas of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences, Management are cordially invited for presentation at the conference.
Papers are allowed in English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani languages.
Conference Proceedings:
All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by competent reviewers. The post conference proceedings with selected papers will be published in the ISSN Research Journal "Veethika". VEETHIKA is a double-blind refereed International Journal (ISSN: 2454-342X) aims to arm its readership with the latest research and commentary in all areas of humanities, languages, management and social sciences, with an informed, inter-disciplinary approach.
Paper Submission, Registration & Publication:
The papers are invited on any of the themes mentioned above. The interested participants are requested to register online through the web portal
and submit the abstract/manuscript in the manuscript center.
No paper must exceed the limit of 2500 words.The contributors are requested to use online portal for submission of their abstract/manuscripts in (.doc/.docx format). The language of the paper can be English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani languages.
Registration fees (per participant):
  • Participants from SAARC countries 
         Rs. 2500/- only per delegate (without accommodation)
         Rs. 4000/- only per delegate (with accommodation for two days)
         Rs. 1500/- only for students (without accommodation)
         Rs. 3000/- only per delegate (with accommodation for two days)
  • Participants from other than SAARC countries 
         USD $80 only per delegate (without accommodation)
         USD $100 only per delegate (with accommodation for two days)
         USD $50 only for students (without accommodation)
         USD $80 only per delegate (with accommodation for two days)
For online Registrations click the following links–

Mode of Payment:
Important Dates:
·        Last date for paper submission: 10th April, 2016.
·        Paper Acceptance Notification: After one Week of Submission.
Accommodation facility will be provided to those participants who get registered before April 10, 2016 on payment basis, Other than the Registration Fees.

Contact for details:

Dr. Manish Kumar Mishra
UGC Research Awardee
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Mo.- 08090100900, 08853523030
E mail-
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