Department of Commerce in collaboration with Department of Education is organising a one day National Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility and Higher Educational Institutes in India on 20th March, 2019.
Ancient India witnessed higher education as an integrating body of advanced knowledge and skills with the prime objective of promoting and enhancing social development. 21st century educational bodies have undergone drastic changes giving rise to conflict situations. Education is both an individual and social process. Hence any educational institute has a dual role to play- catering to the individual needs and to the changing needs of the society leading towards a holistic development of a nation.
Many business entrepreneurs and multi-national corporations are coming forward and taking up the cause of promoting higher education in India primarily for broadening their dimensions of profit making and in the process catering to the social and national developmental needs of education. Thus there is a growing need to explore the needs, significance and possibilities of Corporate Social Responsibility in Education.
The key note speaker for the seminar will be:
Dr. Debabrata Mitra
Life Member- Indian Commerce Association, Indian Accounting Association, Calcutta Branch; Indian Accounting Association Research Foundation
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Subject specialization: Accounting & Finance
Areas of Research Interest: Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Insurance.
No. of Ph.D. students: (a) Supervised: 6 (b) Ongoing: 4.
No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 2 (b) Ongoing: Nil.
No. of Publications: (a) Journal(s) : 39 ( b) Book(s) : 06 (c) Book chapter(s): 09
Designation: Associate Professor
Academic record & distinction
M.Ed (Nagarjuna University), Guntur.
M.A. PhD (Psychology) Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
MPhil (Education) S.V.University, Tirupati
Ph.D (Education) Dravidian University, Kuppam.
SLET (Psychology) & NET (Education)
Areas of Specialization
Educational Psychology, Environmental Education, Adolescence Education, Inclusive Education, Research Methodology.
The plenary speaker of the seminar would be:
Pius V Thomas
MA, PhD (Asst. Professor, The Dept. of Philosophy, AUS)
Areas of Specialization – Contemporary Western Thought, Ethics, Critical Theory, Hermeneutics, Religion and Philosophy of Human Rights.
Research Interests: Philosophical concepts of Interculturality and Critique, Ethics and Reason, Democracy and Religion, Environmental Ethics and the Philosophy of Human Rights.
Recent Publications: • ‘Post-Religious Critique of Religion and Democracy: Juergen Habermas’s Concept of Religion as Critique’, Journal of Dhrama, Vol.35, No.2. • ‘Writing as Translatability: The Intercultural Dynamics of Translatability’, (55-65), Salesian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.3, No.1. • Disciplinary Narcissism and the Pedagogy of Transdisciplinarity, Salesian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.5. No.1. • Habermas and the Significance of the Depth Hermeneutics of Understanding, Assam University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vil.8. No.1. • Solidarity Rights and Community: The Oeuvre of the Intersubjective Paradigm, Don Bosco University, Assam International Journal of Northeast Indian Cultures (JNEIC), Vol.2. No1. (Forthcoming).
Ongoing Projects Ø UGC-SAP-DRS Collective Project- Educational Rights and the North East. Ø Individual Project: The Ethical Repertoire of Environmental Rights: Contextualizing the Lived Worlds and Lived Environments.
There shall be paper presentations from academicians, research scholars and students. There will be a plenary session by Dr. Pius V Thomas and key note speech by Dr. Debabrata Mitra and Dr.TJMS Raju.