Welcome to NBUSeMINAR: an academic 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.
NBUSeMINAR was born out of a sincere effort to digitally support and enhance college and university-level teaching and research in North Bengal. This site, designed for local scholars in January 2010, has facilitated the digital convergence of national academia: teachers and scholars from metropolitan as well as rural institutions have benefited from it in the last four years. The site gets an average of a thousand hits every day, while people from around 95 countries visit this site. Nbuseminar has grown over time, while keeping firm foot in North Bengal. My sincerest thanks to visitors who have been following this site and helping with bits of information.
How to use this site
Seminar news, calls for papers, book release and other academic programmes are all listed on the ALERTS page. If you wish to see a categorical listing (e.g. Book Alerts only) please click on the category links provided in the left sidebar.
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:
- email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. A pdf copy of the brochure would be excellent!
- paste them on the “Leave a Reply” space below
- paste on the wall of the Facebook avatar of NBUSEMINAR.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
With Professor Soumyajit Samanta (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.