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(20-22 February 2015 at University Stadium)
Re Orienting Gender: Geographies of Resistance, Agency, Violence and Desire in Asia.
Held during November 19-21, 2014
The Department organised its second IGU endorsed International conference on gender and gendered geographies from November 19 to 21 2004. This is the second in a series of conferences aimed at widening and deepening research and teaching within the subfield of the geography of gender in India. The first conference " Contextualizing Geographical Approaches to Studying Gender in Asia" convened by Dr Anindita Datta in collaboration with a colleague at the School of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University (ANU) in March 2010.
The present conference "Re Orienting Gender: Geographies of Resistance, Agency, Violence and Desire in Asia was also convened by Dr Anindita Datta. Both conferences have been endorsed by the IGU Commission for Gender and Geographyand supported by the ICSSR and INSA. The present conference also had the support of the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) and the Departments own SAP Programme. The conference drew participants from ten countries including India with papers being presented in nine technical sessions. "An in conference workshop on feminist methodologies and emerging research on gender for early career researchers was also organised as part of the programme.
Research Methodology Course
Ten Days Research Methodology Course for SC/ST PhD Students in Social Sciences
Held during December 26 - January 04, 2015
Department of Geography organised a ten days research methodology course in social science for Ph.D students: SC/ST from 26th of December 2014 to 4th of January 2015. Department of Geography received sponsorship from ICSSR for organizing this research methodology course under the guidance of Dr. R.B. Singh, Head of the Department. The inauguration of the course was on 26th December 2014. Prof. Dhruv Raina (Director, Northern Centre, New Delhi) was the guest of honour and Shri Harivansh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and Deputy Media adviser to Ex. Prime Minister was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The formal session started with the lecture of Prof. Ujjwal Singh (Dept of Political Science, Delhi University) and the further sessions were carried on henceforth. Altogether we had 36 lectures held in this short span of time. The lectures were delivered by the eminent and distinguished resource persons from all across the social science discipline such as geography, political science, economics, commerce, management, education, population science, psychology, anthropology, etc. who enlightened us by their knowledge.We organized a half day field trip on 6th day of the course i.e. 31st December 2014, to showcase the historical monuments in Delhi. Students interacted well and exchanged their ideas during the trip. Our lectures tried to fulfil all the objectives of the course to enhance the capability and conceptual understanding of the participants regarding datasets and various statistical methods and techniques and make them able to improve their current research knowledge in the field of social science. The specific subthemes of the course were: Concept foundation of Research, Fundamentals of Social Science Research, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Use of Computer and Internet, Remote Sensing and GIS and Research Reporting.Prof. R.B. Singh, delivered lecture on, Research Methodology in Social Science, Urban Research & Disaster Management. Prof. H. Ramachandran, Prof. Nathawat, Prof. Deshpande, Dr. A.K. Saha, Dr. Pankaj Kumar, Dr. Sahu, delivered lectures on Quantitative Aspect whereas Prof. V.K. Srivastava, Prof. Anand Prakash, Prof. Manoj Kr. Jha, Prof. Pokhriyal, Prof. P.C. Joshi, Dr. De covered Qualitative Research .Prof. Murthy and Prof. Rai gave lecture on Report Writing. The Multidisciplinary Approach of Research Methodology was very well covered by Prof D. Sengar, Prof. Sudesh Nangia, Prof. R.B Bhagat, Prof. V.S Parmar, Prof. M.K Panda, Prof. Tomazawa and Prof. Okahashi from Japan. Valedictory session was presided by Prof. Girishwer Misra, (Vice-Chancellor, MGAHV, Wardha) and Dr. S.V Khandewale (Consultant, ICSSR Northern Centre).