International Conference on Consultation & Experience Sharing on Role of Humanities & Social sciences in Holistic Development of Future Technocrats @ Solan, H.P, 23rd to 24th Sept 2011

International Conference on Consultation & Experience Sharing on Role of Humanities & Social sciences in Holistic Development of Future Technocrats @ Solan, H.P, 23rd to 24th Sept 2011

 

About The Event

It is imperative that undergraduate engineering education focuses on the interface between technology and society in addition to the intensive technical knowhow. The interdisciplinary perspective of Social sciences and Humanities courses have a pivotal role to play in addressing the broad domain of knowledge so as to understand societal needs and humane value. This is accomplished by a vast range of disciplines, to name a few, Economics, Financial Management, Sociology, Gender Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy, History, Management, Linguistics covering topics on rural/ urban Development, cultural processes, governance, gender sensitization, conflict management, heritage, poverty alleviation, globalization. Exposure to this wide range of topics help the future technocrats in developing a holistic personality that enables them to understand the intricate nuances of societal patterns and behavioral sciences thereby making them well equipped to handle challenges in life. 


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. 

Objectives

The Conference aims:

  • To make a critical assessment of the role of humanities and social sciences in engineering and technical education.
  • To discuss the importance of humanities and social sciences in building sensitivity to societal variables in engineering and technology education.
  • To help students learn scientific pursuits in the backdrop of Millennium Development Goals.
  • To identify gaps in amalgamation of scientific knowledge and social change.
  • To promote multidisciplinary approaches to research with a synergy between technology & society. 
  • To encourage problem solving approach that bridges the gap between theory and practice.
  • To share best practices in providing knowledge for holistic development of budding engineers and technocrats.

Program

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
Registration
Inaugural Session
Technical Sessions
Cultural Program
Conference Dinner


September 24
Technical sessions
Valedictory Function

 

Conference Objectives

The Conference aims:

  • To make a critical assessment of the role of humanities and social sciences in engineering and technical education.

  • To discuss the importance of humanities and social sciences in building sensitivity to societal variables in engineering and technology education.

  • To help students learn scientific pursuits in the backdrop of Millennium Development Goals.

  • To identify gaps in amalgamation of scientific knowledge and social change.

  • To promote multidisciplinary approaches to research with a synergy between technology & society.

  • To encourage problem solving approach that bridges the gap between theory and practice.

  • To share best practices in providing knowledge for holistic development of budding engineers and technocrats.

Technical Sessions

  • Strategic role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Engineering and Technical Education.- Building Sensitivity to Work place and Societal Needs


  • Identifying Gaps in Knowledge concerned with Human Affairs amongst Engineering Graduates- Reasons for Relatively Low Attractiveness of Humanities & Social Science Courses in Engineering 

  • Bridging Gap between Theory and Practice - Critical Thinking and Enquiry 

  • Nature and Proportion of Humanities and Social Science Subjects in Engineering Curriculum 

  • Promoting Multidisciplinary Approaches to Research with a Synergy between Technology, Business & Society. 

  • Sharing Best Practices for Disseminating Knowledge leading to Holistic Development of Budding Engineers and Technocrats 

Abstract Submission

Abstract of not more than 200 words may be sent to rhssft2011@juit.ac.in 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.

Manuscript Submission


The 2011 RHSSFT conference is pleased to have electronic submission for submitting manuscripts. A word document containing the manuscript should be sent as an e-mail attachment An e-mail response will be sent to the contact author once the manuscript has been received in a readable format. All communications will then occur electronically. For those who do not have access to e-mail, you may send two hard copies of the manuscript to the publication committee at: rhssft2011@juit.ac.in

Page Set-Up:

  • Margins: Set margins to 1" for Top and Bottom, and 1.25” for Left and Right.

  • Paper Size: 8.5 inches (wide) x 11 inches (high)

  • Justification: Full (except for headings, as specified below)

  • Spacing: Single-spaced for abstracts and double-spaced for full papers

  • Paragraphs: Separated by one blank line

  • Font: Times New Roman, 12 point

Layout

  • Top of first page: FULL TITLE (centered, all caps, bold)

  • Blank line

  • Author Names, University Affiliation (center justified)

  • University Address, Country (Center-justified, sentence case, one author per line, no title)

  • Email of authors (center justified)

  • Blank line

  • Heading - ABSTRACT (centered, all caps, bold)

  • Blank line

  • The abstract paragraph (no more than 200 words, full justification)

Body of Text:

  • Single-spaced, full justification, paragraphs, no indent.

  • First heading of the body should be INTRODUCTION (centered, bold, all caps).

  • Text should follow, using appropriate major headings (centered, bold, all caps) where necessary.

  • Secondary headings should be left-justified, bold, first letter of each major word capitalized, with a space above and below the heading

Tables and Figures:

All tables and figures must be in electronic form and ready for printing. Authors are responsible for making sure that tables and figures are formatted correctly. Any papers with formatting problems will be returned to the authors via email for correction. Tables must fit in an 8” x 11" format with margins set as outlined above. 

References

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) 

List of references (List in Alphabetical order):

  • For books: Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.
    e.g Sharma, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY. 
  • For book chapters: Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.
    e.g. Chopra, F.A. (2005), "The early pathways: theory to practice – a continuum", in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20. 
  • For journals: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume, number, pages.
    e.g. John, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), "Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century", Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80. 
  • For published conference proceedings: Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.
    eg Moschis, R., Georgievski, M. and Sharda, N. (2007), "Connecting destinations with an ontology-based e-tourism planner", in Information and communication technologies in tourism 2007 proceedings of the international conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, pp. 12-32. 
  • For electronic sources: if available online the full URL should be supplied at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the resource was accessed.
    e.g. Mohan, B. (2005), "Introduction to web services for remote portlets", available at:
    http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/ws-wsrp/ (accessed 12 November 2007).

Maximum Length:

1. Abstract: 200 words ( maximum)
2. Full Paper: Twenty (20) page double spaced 8 " x 11" pages (including tables, references, etc.) 

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