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About THE Seminar


Major civilizations of the world – Indian and Greek – based their models of education on inter-relatedness of various disciplines. However, with the focus on specialization and technology, liberal arts suffered at the expense of science and technology. But recently the discipline of Liberal arts and Human sciences has attained an unprecedented popularity in various Universities all over the world. The present world of the 21st century is strongly underpinned by rapid developments in the field of science and technology and accompanied by the ever-spreading roots of a global economy. The question then arises as to what role liberal education can play in the world mired in technological innovations spawned by globalization. In this fiercely contested competitive world, it would be naïve to think of an education system without linking it to a particular profession, but concurrently, employability should never be the sole aim of education. It is here that liberal arts and human sciences can play vital role by providing a unique opportunity to young minds to explore the space unleashed by this new blend of educational disciplines. Even a cursory look at the syllabi of major Indian universities like Nalanda University reveal their interdisciplinary approach to educational transactions. This contra-disciplinarity of education has its origin in the trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) and the quadrium (music, arithmetic, geometry and astronomy or astrology) education system of the ancient Greek period, which provides a comparative model of study in order to see the relation between things, and to reduce the opposition between science and humanities, and in so doing, it allows enough space to curious minds to sharpen their thinking, reasoning and speaking skills for a broader and deeper understanding of the problems of human society. The discipline of Liberal arts and human sciences lays emphasis on the value of individual autonomy through imbibing integral growth. It allows one to regain his/her cultural heritage, develop civilizational understandings, while also being flexible enough to acquire a new skill set to meet the demands and circumstances of the Western world. In brief, liberal arts and science and technology along with other disciplines of knowledge complement each other, as sciences take care of provision and liberal arts of vision.

The two day Seminar - cum - Workshop aims at bringing together a cross section of teachers, thinkers, social entrepreneurs, and leaders of industry to deliberate dialogically upon the importance of liberal arts and human sciences education in the 21st century. It will try to seek new yet cogent models of education that can act as a bridge to cover the demands of the rapidly changing world. Focus will be on sharing the learning skills required for teaching of interdisciplinary courses.

The two day Seminar - cum - Workshop is primarily meant for teachers, and will be used as a dialogic platform to discuss:

• Challenges to Humanities
• Curriculum design for future Humanities
• Major learning problems in the field
• Teaching strategies to overcome existing problems
• Experiential Learning
• Evaluation techniques
• Internships for learning outside the classrooms
• Ancillary issue pertaining to the theme

Many international and national scholars, faculty members and thinkers of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences have agreed to participate in the Seminar cum Workshop.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

AURO University was established in 2009 under the Gujarat Private Universities Act, for value based education. The University’s mission is to provide integral and transformational education and an environment for self-development of its students. Its research - oriented faculty members act as mentors and guides and shape the country’s future leaders by imparting knowledge and skills; providing opportunities for research on emerging trends and industry practices; promoting intellectual competence and inculcating reality-based knowledge and personal integrity.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Last date of Paper Submission: 15th March 2018
  • Acceptance Date: 18th March 2018
  • Last date of Registration: 20th March 2018
  • Dates of the Seminar cum Workshop: 24th-25th March 2018

ACCOMMODATION

  • Registered participants will have to arrange accommodation on their own. However, the accommodation facility may be arranged as per the University rules. We can also help to arrange accommodation on request in near by hotels.



REGISTRATION FEE

  • Faculty/Professionals: 1500/-
  • Research Scholars: 1000/-
  • The Registration fee has to be submitted only through online mode (RTGS / NEFT) to:
  • State Bank of India
    Account Holder: Auro University
    Account No.: 31703674530
    IFSC: SBIN0002636
    Bhatha Branch Surat, Gujarat
  • Registration fee includes Seminar Kit, Breakfast, Lunch and High Tea.
REGISTRATION FORM

Organizing Committee


Seminar Coordinators

  • Dr. Om Dwivedi, Associate Professor, English
  • Dr. Ankita Khanna, Assistant Professor, English

Chief Patron

  • Shri H. P. Rama, Founder President, Auro University

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Rohit Singh
  • Mr. Ajay Kumar Yadav
  • Dr. Lakshmi Arya
  • Mr. Abhik Dasgupta
  • Mr. Manish Gheewala