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Welcome to NBUSEMINAR: a portal for teachers and researchers of the humanities, arts and social sciences, working in colleges/universities in India. This site is one of the multimedia projects from the Department of English, University B.T. & Evening College, North Bengal University. It was born out of a sincere effort to digitally support and enhance college and university-level teaching and research in North Bengal. 

This site was designed for local scholars in January 2010, but for some time has been getting an average of a thousand hits every day from all over the world. In 2012, people from 95 countries visited this site. Nbuseminar has grown over time and has facilitated the convergence of the national academic community, while keeping firm foot in North Bengal. My sincerest thanks to visitors who have been following this site and helping with bits of information.

Anindya Bhattacharya

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This page shares information on seminars/workshops/book projects in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences only. Click on the Alerts tab in the menu bar. This site works in two ways:

  • If you have registered for email alerts (click the SIGN ME UP! button at the bottom of this page) the site automatically sends you emails when a new Call for Papers update is posted.
  • If there’s a book project/journal/ a conference in your college please be a good Samaritan and choose from these four options:
  1. email the details to anindya_north@yahoo.co.uk. A pdf copy of the brochure would be excellent!
  2. paste them on the “Leave a Reply” space below 
  3. paste on the wall of the Facebook avatar of NBUSEMINAR. 
  4. if you are technologically challenged please mail the brochure to The Department of English, University BT & Evening College, Keshab Road, Gunjabari, Cooch Behar 736101 (West Bengal). 

Displayed on this forum, your project can have significant inputs.

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This site also works as an Academic Website Indexer. You’ll find some useful resources links here (Click Website Index below the site header). Feel free to suggest links. Interesting sites with rich multimedia/animation/videos are preferred. Nevertheless, you can always suggest resource-heavy and helpful conventional pages. 
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The NbuTube page is a zone for sharing academic YouTube links. The NbuTube platform is dedicated to the cause of open access digital education. For now we are redirecting scholars to Yale University Open Courses. Click on the animated NbuTube banner to watch their theory classes.

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Open Access eJournals

The DOAJ Project (Directory of Open Access Journals) has been linked to this page. You can search in these journals using the JURN search bar linked here. Some Indian eJournals are also linked here.

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Bookshelf

A window to the world of scholarship, from North Bengal and beyond.

Authors/editors wishing to showcase their books on this page and get it reviewed by our community members please send two copies of the book to the department address. For any information feel free to write to anindya_north@yahoo.co.uk.

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This page links to websites of ALL academic staff colleges of India that conduct Orientation and Refresher courses regularly, and thus is a great time-saver for college teachers who find it difficult to locate institutions running such courses at a particular time. Below the list I’ll also post whatever ASC news I get from friends.

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Email, file sharing and Chat are not outdated, but they have been brought under one umbrella in Facebook. Click on the Community tab to see how this connection can benefit you. “Like” this Facebook page to post a Call for Papers for a conference / journal / book project and to know about such projects in India

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With Professor Soumyajit Samanta (Head, Dept. of English, North Bengal University) at the helm, we expect to begin some more good projects in the future. It is his inspiration and constant prodding that keep the projects (and us) running.

Please bookmark this site and help to improve it with valuable comments.


Recent Posts

21st Century English Classroom: Perspectives and Challenges |UGC Sponsored Two Day National Seminar at Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara

The Department of English, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, is pleased to invite you to the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “21st Century English Classroom: Perspectives and Challenges”, to be held in collaboration with Centre for English Language Teaching, Institute of English, Thiruvananthapuram, English Language Teachers Interaction Forum (ELTIF) and English Language Teachers Association of India (ELTAI) on 23rd and 24th October 2014. The aim of this seminar is to bring together academics, scholars and ELT professionals throughout the country to engage critically in pedagogical and learning issues and challenges. We look forward to insightful papers on recent trends on the following themes or on related topics:

  • Challenges faced in English classrooms across India.
  • IT and English teachers.
  • E-learning and language skills.
  • Use of web technologies such as blogs, podcasts, social networks, Google docs, e-books, online maps, virtual field trips etc.
  • Incorporating activities in the teaching-learning process.
  • Modern trends in ELT.
  • Technology and the English Classroom.
  • Shifting role of teachers.
  • The Globalization of English.

Deadline for receiving abstracts (250 words) is 31st August 2014. Information regarding selection of abstracts is 10th  September  2014. Last date for receiving full papers is 30th September  2014. The documentation should be in MLA style 7th edition. Papers presented at the seminar will be published in our edited volume with ISBN number. Papers of merit will be published in the prestigious ELT journal, ELTIF. Soft copy of the abstract/full paper should be sent to engatmoore@gmail.com

Contact:

  • Ms. Anusha Das (09446529890)                         
  • Ms. Bhagyalakshmi Mohan (09746678309)                                                  
  • Prof. Giggy P. Koshy ( Head, Dept. of English.)
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