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Seminar on Science and Science Education

Azim Premji University, Bengaluru in collaboration with Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali will be organizing a seminar on Science and Science Education. The Seminar will be organized at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research campus, Mohali. It is scheduled from October 13 to October 15, 2018.

The proceedings of the seminar will be in Hindi and Punjabi. In order to participate in the seminar, interested participants need to submit their written paper in Hindi or Punjabi. People whose papers are accepted by the expert panel will be invited to attend the seminar.

The concept note of the seminar is attached with details of submission dates and sub-themes. Please help us in circulating this information among the teachers and educationists of your area. Please feel free to write to us at for any clarification.

अज़ीम प्रेमजी विश्वविद्यालय, बेंगलूरु एवं भारतीय विज्ञान शिक्षा एवं अनुसंधान संस्थान मोहाली संयुक् रूप से एक तीन दिवसीय संगोष्ठी का आयोजन कर रहे हैं संगोष्ठी मोहाली में 13 से 15 अक्टूबर,2018 तक होगी संगोष्ठी का मुख् विषय हैविज्ञान और विज्ञान शिक्षा संगोष्ठी हिन्दी तथा पंजाबी भाषा में होगी संगोष्ठी में भाग लेने के लिए प्रतिभागी को अपना परचा हिन्दी या पंजाबी में लिखना होगा पहले परचे का एब्स्ट्रैक् लिखना होगा। एब्स्ट्रैक् प्राप् होने पर विशेषज्ञों का एक पैनल उसका मूल्यांकन करेगा। एब्स्ट्रैक् स्वीकृत होने पर पूर्ण परचा लिखने के लिए कहा जाएगा। पूर्ण परचा प्राप् होने पर पैनल उसका आकलन करेगी। परचा स्वीकृत होने पर लेखक को संगोष्ठी में परचा प्रस्तुत करने के लिए आमंत्रित किया जाएगा

संगोष्ठी के आधारपत्र की पीडीएफ संलग् है जिसमें इस संदर्भ में अन् जानकारी विस्तार से दी गई है निश्चित ही आपकी रुचि इस संगोष्ठी में होगी

संगोष्ठी के संदर्भ में कुछ महत्वपूर्ण तारीखें इस प्रकार हैं

  • संगोष्ठी : 13 से 15 अक्टूबर, 2018 मोहली में
  • एब्स्ट्रैक् भेजने की तिथि :  15 जनवरी, 2018
  • एब्स्ट्रैक् स्वीकृत की सूचना : 15 मार्च, 2018
  • पूर्ण आलेख भेजने की तिथि : 15 जुलाई, 2018

 आपसे यह भी अपेक्षा है कि आप इस जानकारी को आपके क्षेत्र के शिक्षक, अध्यापक शिक्षक तथा शिक्षा में रुचि रखने वालों तक पहुँचाएँ

इस संदर्भ में किसी भी तरह की अन् जानकारी  के लिए कृपया पर सम्पर्क करें


Concept Note – Seminar on Science and Science Education

Letter – Seminar on Science and Science Education


Learning Societies unConference 2017

We are pleased to share with you that we are co-hosting the next Learning Societies Unconference in Bangalore with Bhoomi College and Shikshantar from December 26-30, 2017. This unconference will bring together all kinds of amazing people of all ages working on alternative education, deschooling, decolonization, sustainable living, social entrepreneurship and expanding consciousness. We are expecting more than 800 people from around the country. The entire event will be in an unconference format.

We would like to invite you to join us for this event. Please also pass this onto your team.

Here is a little video glimpse of the immense joy we experienced at the 9th Learning Societies unConference 2016. The unConference took place from December 14 – 19, 2016 at Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahr, Churu (Near Bikaner)  Rajasthan. It was hosted in Hindi, English and regional languages.


Participants are requested to join for the entire duration of the unConference so as to explore, express and nourish our creative energies together. This intergenerational gathering will bring together leading “thinker-doers” from around South Asia who are active in challenging the monopoly of factory-schooling and monoculture, and nurturing diverse learning communities, vernacular traditions, intercultural dialogues, deep consciousness and swaraj.  There will be alternative educators, organic farmers, artists, artisans, activists, designers, ecologists and nature lovers, filmmakers, healers, social entrepreneurs, homeschoolers, unschoolers, barefoot innovators, grandparents, youth, spiritual seekers, and more. As with all learning societies events, the unConference welcomes families, youth and children.

In an unConference, the participants co-create the agenda together around what matters deeply to them. We believe each participant is a resource person, even children. We believe in sharing our stories, talents and gifts from our hearts. There will be a lot of open space for participants to self-organize in groups around questions, experiences, experiments, workshops, play, music, talks, dance, ultimate frisbees, cooking food, treks, art, etc., in the spirit of deep dialogue and friendship. The gathering seeks to engage the heart, hands, head and home, all of our senses and sensibilities, for re-imagining our lifestyles and systems.

We hope to build upon the reflection, dialogue and co-motion that have been initiated in the Learning Societies network already. There will be a lot of space in the unConference to explore radical ideas, proposals and projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to really re-think everything and  share our life experiments and questions. Most importantly, the central purpose of this gathering is to build strong friendships and critical connections across the country. Previous unConferences have been held in Sardarshahar (Raj), Pune, Himachal Pradesh, Udaipur, Mumbai, Brazil, Jordan, Pakistan and Iran.

Co-hosted by: Shikshantar Andolan · Bhoomi College · Aikyam Network for Sustainable Living · Volunteers Cafe · Swashikshan Association of Indian Homeschoolers · Vikalp Sangam · Multiversity Network · Swaraj University · Abhivyakti Media for Development · Digital Empowerment Foundation · Banyan Tree Bookstore · Moved by Love · Blue Ribbon Movement · Anubhavshala · Project DEFY

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN HERE. Please register online before December 12, 2016. NOTE: Those co-creators who are coming for the entire duration of the unConference will be given priority for registration and accommodation.

More Event Details

Costs. The unconference runs on the principle of gift culture. We want to ensure that everyone who is interested in participating can join us for this event. The suggested contribution is Rs.6000 per person for the event which covers set-up, accommodation and meals. You can pay what you feel is appropriate for your situation. If possible, you are invited to sponsor someone else’s participation. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

Accommodation. There are shared hostel rooms for 800 co-creators to live together for 5 days in the spirit of community living. There will be local hotels also available for those who require them (at your own additional personal cost). You can also bring a tent and set it up on the campus.

Food. There will be simple vegetarian food available, with vegan options. We are trying our best to source as much organic food as possible. There will also be some common kitchen facilities for those interested in group cooking.

Special Request. This is a family-friendly event. We would like to create a safe environment for co-creators of all ages. For this reason, we would like to keep this gathering drug-free and alcohol- free. This is a strict policy of the LSUC.

We also want to make this a zero waste event so please bring your plates, cups, spoons, glasses and leave your plastic at home.

Travel. Bhoomi College is in Bangalore and is accessible by bus, train, car and flight. Here are details how to reach  and a little map.

While making travel and stay bookings, please note that we will be starting at 11:00 am on 26th December and concluding by 8:00pm on 30th December (latest departure is at 9:00am on 31st).

After you register online, you will receive a mail inviting you to join our mailing list. You can also join our Facebook Group on this link.

If you have any questions, please write to us at or call Shikshantar (Udaipur): Harsh: +919958311401 Or call our local contact person in Banglore Sandeep: +917204034050.

See for more details.

Pls let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing positively from you.

Love and Care

Manish, Claude, Harsh,Vidhi, Urmila, Isheeta, Abhishek, Adil, Sandeep, Vidhya .

Translation and Knowledge Society

The National Translation Mission is pleased to announce Translation and Knowledge Society, a three-day three-in-one event from 07 to 09 March 2018.
The event includes a conference, workshop and Translathon. The call for papers is attached herewith.
For details please click here

NTM Conference_Call for papers


UnBox: Future of Human Ecologies

UnBox returns to Bangalore on November 18th with a day-long, multi-format event that will bring together key experts from the UnBox network to host workshops and panel discussions, while students from Design Academy Eindhoven will also present projects that they are working on.


The world of the future seems to be a smart, fast, connected digital world and it is easy to get seduced by the potential it promises. There is a lot of hype around data-driven futures that will make everything, including our relationships with each other and the places that we live in, smarter and more efficient. However it is also important to focus on our shared humanity and the diversity of our complex lived experiences in our conversations about the future.

How can we find expression and meaning in a world shaped by technology, data, and algorithms? How can we think of technology that can manifest our shared culture and values that are also unique to place and context? How can we be educated participants in our own future?

This edition of UnBox seeks to start conversations about the role of technology in our society, and about how we want to navigate being human in a digital world.


1430-1700 HRS | Workshops
1700-1730 HRS | DAE Student Presentations
1730-1900 HRS | Panel Discussions
1900-2030 HRS | Networking & Light Refreshments


KathaVana 2017

Azim Premji University’s annual, bi-lingual children’s literature festival, KathaVana, is here again!

KathaVana is a 3-day event, including activities for APU students, events for teachers and librarians, and a mela for the children, themselves! The three dates are:

  1. October 25, 2017 (9:30 AM- 4:30 PM): 10th floor, Seminar Hall, Azim Premji University
  2. November 14, 2017: Children’s Mela (Activities and Book Exhibition), National College Grounds, Basavanagudi
  3. November 17, 2017: Workshop for Government School Teachers, Block Resource Center, Tin School Compound, Basavanagdi

The first two events may be of interest to some of you – the first, for adults who are interested in Children’s Literature; and the second, for children who you know and would like to bring to the mela.

This year’s theme is Writing for Children.

  1. At the University Event on Oct 25, a panel (consisting of authors, illustrators and reviewers) will discuss issues like: Is writing for children qualitatively different from writing for adults? Does “good” lie in the eye of the beholder, or is it possible to have a shared understanding about good writing for children? Should writing for children be sanitized of adult content? Are biases (social stereotypes) permissible, or should books with biases be eliminated from children’s reading diet? How do our assumptions about who children are and what they like/need guide us in how we write for them? Etc.

Moderator: Shailaja Menon

  1. This will be followed by a hands-on workshop where teachers, APU students and interested others will be led by facilitators in examining different children’s books and making determinations for themselves on what they like/find problematic in those samples of writing.

Our colleagues, Jane Sahi (School of Ed) and Maitri Vasudev (SLS) will design and lead this workshop.

For detailed concept note Concept Note.



IIHS Conference: Urban ARC 2018 – Call for Papers

The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is pleased to announce a call for panel proposals for Urban ARC 2018, the second edition of our annual research conference. The conference will be held from 11 – 13 January 2018. We invite you to submit a panel proposal or forward this email to those who may be interested in the same.

We have included key information about Urban ARC 2018 below and we also invite you to visit our website for more information. We look forward to your participation.

Urban ARC 2018: IIHS Annual Research Conference | 11-13 January 2018

The second edition of Urban ARC, the annual research conference at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) will be held from 11 – 13 January 2018.

The theme of Urban ARC 2018 is “City and Technology”. Technology has always played a significant role in the ways societies have evolved. This is true in the context of cities as well. The conference aims to unpack the promises and pitfalls of technological interventions in urban spaces by examining a wide-range of intersections – sectoral, disciplinary, methodological and geographic, and offers a space for conversations on theoretical and methodological research interventions across disciplinary silos.

We invite scholars, researchers, and practitioners who work on these themes to submit panel proposals that engage with the role of technology in urban transformation, and in doing so, De/Re-center technology in the evolution of the City. Deadline for panel proposals is 20th October 2017. For more information on the different ways scholars can engage with this year’s theme please visit our website.

Dates and Procedures:
Panel Proposal Submission: Deadline 20 October 2017. All panel proposals will have to be submitted online here.
Researchers whose abstracts have been selected for presentation at Urban ARC 2018 will be informed of the same by 10 November 2017 via email.
Panel organisers must ensure that copies of all papers for their respective panels must be submitted to the conference organisers before 12:00 am, 5 January 2018.
Urban ARC 2018 will take place from 11 to 13 January 2018.

Call for Abstracts: Seminar on Technology-Mediated Gender Based Violence

Call for Abstracts – National Seminar on Technology-Mediated Gender Based Violence

IT for Change and Advanced Centre for Women’s Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, announce a national seminar on technology-mediated gender-based violence (GBV). Existing public debate on this issue is marked by one-off reporting of a few cases in media and short-lived sensationalism. We sorely lack a systematic stock-taking of the phenomenon from a gender equality perspective. The proposed seminar seeks to address this gap. It will explore the issue normatively, legally and empirically, bringing feminist conceptions of the digital to the table and attempt to articulate what freedom from violence means in relation to online spaces.

Deadline: 31 October 2017

COY13 INDIA Invitation for Participation

Center for Environment Education (CEE) and Network/outreach partner – Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN) is organizing Thirteen edition of (Local) Conference of Youth (LCOY 13) in Ahmedabad on 12-13-14 October 2017.

All enthusiastic youth are invited to join us for the thirteenth edition of (Local) Conference of Youth – LCOY 13 India focused on climate change.

LCOY 13 India is a part of the Global Conference of Youth (COY), an annual meet of youth organized by YOUNGO (youth NGOs network) before the official climate change negotiations called United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP).

COY happens every year since 2005 in the COP host country but after the decision in 2015 local COYs are also organized in various cities enabling better representation of youth voices from different regions.

Come, learn and share your inputs/experiences with fellow participants and international youth climate communities like YOUNGO which is associated with UNFCCC.


When is the conference?
12-14 October, 2017

Venue for the conference
Centre for Environment Education, Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad – 380054

Who can participate?
Youth from the age group 18 to 35 years from South Asian region

Who is organizing this conference?
Centre for Environment Education (CEE) with financial support from Heinrich Böll Stiftung (HBF) and Knowledge & outreach partner Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN)

For registration (registration closes on 23 September, 2017)

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Why should you participate in this conference?
It is a youth driven conference where you get an opportunity to gain more knowledge related to climate change, a platform to showcase and share your learnings, connect with participants and contribute to global youth voices that will be shared with world leaders who will gather at Bonn, Germany in November 2017.

We are pleased to invite young enthusiastic students who are keen to learn more about climate change or are involve in some on ground actions related to environment or climate action from your university/college to participate in LCOY 13 India. For more details please find attached LCOY 13 brochure.  [ coy brochure ]

And also follow IYCN  for more workshops and activities on climate awareness
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Conference at Gargi college, Delhi: Educational Policy Shifts in Neo-Liberal Times

This year the Department of Elementary Education completes the 20th year of its establishment in Gargi College ( University of Delhi ). The department has organised a conference titled   Educational Policy Shifts in Neo-Liberal Times: Core Concerns and Critical Issues on 14-15, September 2017.

A detailed concept note on the conference, e invitation and schedule are attached.

[ Concept Note ]

[ Conference Schedule ]

[ Invitation _Gargi College_Conference ]

સં | bandh 2018 Conference

સં | bandh 2018

An adjective, a verb, an identity or a critique. What does it mean to be queer in the everyday? What does it mean to queer the everyday? 

This conference is an attempt to harness, explore and deconstruct the ever shifting category of queer. It is an attempt to mobilise and problematise it by placing it in and through different contexts. It is an exploration of alternative forms of kinship, relationships and vocabulary, providing a richer discourse around sexual dissident identities.

CALL FOR PAPERS (English/Hindi/Gujarati)
Abstract: 250-300 words
Deadline: 20th October

Participants will be notified of acceptance between 10th-12th November.

Final Paper Submission: 15th January
Final papers presentation should not exceed more than 15mins. (Additional photographs/PowerPoint presentations etc should be sent along with submission)

Amount: 2500/- (•Registration fee can be negotiated/waived depending on need or circumstance)
Final Date: 5th December 

• QueerAbad is a small, self-financed group and therefore the type of accommodation provided will be homestay.