Two- Days National Students’ Seminar
Topic- Parties, Elections and Political process in India
Two Days Students’ Seminar was organized by the Department of Political science on 14-15th March 2019 in the College Seminar Room. Topic of the two days national students’ seminar was Parties, Elections and Political process in India. Inaugural Session began with welcome address and introduction to the Seminar. Dr Anula Maurya, Principal, Kalindi College inaugurated the Seminar and the key note speaker on the occasion was Prof. Suresh Kumar, HOD, Department of African Studies, University of Delhi. He congratulated the department for organising seminar for students as it will be an excellent idea to develop research amongst students. He suggested students to go through the T.V channels and draw out conclusions and then analyse the news. He also guided students about the basics of research. In this regard he said that research methods are a range of tools that are used for doing different practical jobs. In all cases, it is necessary to know what the correct tools are for doing the job, and how to use them to best effect. Dr. Anula Maurya, Principal, also emphasized on finding about things and trying to understand events and situations are activities that symbolize the very essence of humanity. She said that this is the time when we are bombarded with information, when pressing problems are ever present, when the opportunities for discovery are all around us, it is really useful, if not essential to be familiar with the methods for doing research.
Almost 55 papers were presented in two days and 4 sessions. Paper presenters comprised of various colleges of University of Delhi and from host college, in which Department of Political Science, Journalism, B.A (P), English and geography were represented topics like role of media, electoral politics, political parties and vote politics. Seminar brought together 11 post graduate students and 7 alumni from DU, JNU, NCWEB, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, and Mumbai Law College. An interesting aspect of the seminar was a focus on different aspects of voting Behaviour in India. Following every presentation, there was wonderful interactive session where doubts were clarified. Seminars have an important role to play in the curriculum. Seminars are capable of keeping the students updated, provide information, convey their ideas and they also gain the skills of group discussion, interaction, critical evaluation and understanding of explorations. It was a very heart-warming response from the students. In the valedictory function Prof. Sunil Choudhary, Director, DCRC, University of Delhi discussed about the voting behaviour in India and role of political parties in Indian conditions.
Two-Day International Seminar: Department of Political Science
“Glocalization” and Federal Governance in India: Understanding the Emerging Issues”
The ICSSR sponsored two-day International Seminar on the emerging issues of ‘Glocalisation and Federal Governance in India’ was held in Kalindi College on 19-20January 2017. The total number of 103 guests included 04 Special Guests during Inaugural and Valedictory sessions; 15 Presiding Professors; 03 Professors as Co-Chair; 62 papers; 13 papers from host college including a paper from the Principal, Kalindi College; and 06 discussants (Senior-Retired Faculty Members).
The Inaugural Session of this International Seminar saw many eminent speakers: Introductory remarks were given by Dr. Ruchi Tyagi, Dr. Anula Maurya, Principal, Kalindi College presented the Welcome Address.
Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap, Padhma Bhushan, Renowned Expert of Indian Constitution gave the Inaugural Address;
Prof. Beryl Radin (Georgetown University, USA) delivered the keynote address;
Prof. Virendra K. Malhotra (Member Secretary, ICSSR) gave his observations;
Inaugural Session witnessed the release of Souvenir by the Chief Guest, Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap containing 86 Abstracts of Papers to be presented in the Seminar, 22 Bio-notes and total 07 Messages from
Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India;
Hon’ble Shri Hamid Ansari, the Vice-President of India;
Hon’ble Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India;
Shri Prakash Javadekar, The Minister for Human Resource Development;
Prof. Sukhdeo Thorat, Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science research;
Prof. Yogesh Tyagi, Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi;
Prof. Navnita C. Behera, Head, Department of Political Science, Delhi University; and
Dr. Anula Maurya, Principal, Kalindi College.
The Valedictory Session of this International Seminar was graced by Prof. Anita Sharma, Vice Chancellor’s Nominee, Governing Body, Kalindi College & Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi.
The Chair/Resource Persons/Paper Presenters comprised 06 papers from international experts (including two presented in absence); 10 papers from outstation universities ((including two presented in absence); 09 Universities & Institutes from Delhi and NCR including University of Delhi. Department of Political Science was represented by 06 Professors of distinguished proficiencies. 08 Schools from Jawaharlal Nehru University were represented. Faculties from 18 colleges of University of Delhi participated in the International Seminar. The Host College, i.e. Kalindi College was represented by the Principal, 14 faculty members and 06 retired senior faculty members.