Exposure to humanities and social science courses instills among students creativity and innovation. Science and technology is embedded in the social and cultural mileu and it is thus important that students of undergraduate engineering are ingrained into the social environment which is the base for practicing the technology learnt. Humanities and Social Science courses are instrumental in instilling critical thinking , analytical approach and in building skills to help students gain hands on experiences. The technical education accompanied with value based courses highlighting moral and social values help them become a fine human being with professional knowledge. The key point is that technocrats must not be restricted to merely engineering and technological knowledge, they must also develop sensitivity to the socio-cultural environment, thereby bringing in greater cohesiveness between technology and society.
It has generally been observed that humanities and social science courses, often perceived as soft courses, take a back seat in engineering and technological institutes. This conference aims to brainstorm on this issue. It is hoped the deliberations would lead to a pedagogy that would help sustain the importance of humanities & social sciences course in engineering and technology education.
The Conference aims:
|Subject||Consultation & Experience Sharing on Role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Holistic Development of Future Technocrats- Looking Ahead|
|Date||September 23 – 24, 2011|
|Venue||Jaypee university of Information Technology, Waknaghat Distt. Solan, H.P|
|Program||September 23, 2011
The Conference aims:
Abstract of not more than 200 words may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by April 15, 2011.
Please mention the technical session under which you wish your paper to be included.
The notification for acceptance will be communicated by April 18, 2011.
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A list of references is required at the end of the paper. “References available upon request” or similar phrases are not acceptable for full papers. Use the following referencing style throughout the paper. For all references, use full justification; single space; do not indent; and leave a blank line between individual references.
In text Author/Date in chronological order
e.g. Smith (1987); Kent and Jones (2003); Kent et al. (1986)
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1. Abstract: 200 words ( maximum)
2. Full Paper: Twenty (20) page double spaced 8 " x 11" pages (including tables, references, etc.)