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National conference

A national conference on ‘Citizenship, refugees and human rights in the contemporary world,’ held at the Tamil Nadu National Law School focussed on various issues relating to refugees and human rights.

Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi, elucidated and critically examined various conventions and the existing international and national legal framework that governs citizenship and the grant of refugee status, especially for internally displaced persons and refugees.

Sahana Basavapatna, Partner, Factum Law, Bengaluru, and Member, Asia-Pacific Refugee Rights Network, Bangkok, elaborated on the political sensibilities that govern the issues of granting citizenship and refugee law in South Asia.

Sitharamam Kakarela, Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, presented his views on the human rights approach to citizenship and refugee law. Kamala Sankaran, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu National Law School, presented an insight into the labour law perspective of migration. Nikita Pattajoshi, organising secretary and Assistant Professor of Law, spoke.

Workshop for research scholars

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was focusing on cutting edge research in the field of agriculture and accorded much importance for improving quality of research papers, said U. Sivakumar, Dean of Post Graduate Studies, TNAU, Coimbatore, speaking at a workshop for research scholars on “Planning, executing and writing an international quality Ph.D. thesis and original research papers” at the Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute, Navalur Kuttapattu in Tiruchi. ADACRI Dean R. Sridar said the objective of the workshop was prepare young researchers for research in agriculture and make them aware of issues such as plagiarism. K. Kathirvel, Dean of Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Kumulur, and D. Saraladevi, Dean of Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women, spoke.

Cultural extravaganza

Joseph Institute of Management and Department of English emerged overall winners of the shift I and shift II categories respectively in INDEP 2018, an inter-departmental cultural extravaganza of St. Joseph’s College.

The Department of English and Department of Mathematics finished overall runners-up of the shift I and shift II categories respectively. Dance, theatre and music competitions were conducted as part of INDEP 2018, which was inaugurated by A. Mayilvaganan, Deputy Commissioner of Police.

International meet

Over 50 papers were presented during the two-day international conference on ‘Contemporary trends in journalism,’ organised by the Department of English of Holy Cross College.

Sr. Judy Gomez, Assistant Professor of English, said the objective of the conference was to train students and equip them with the necessary writing and reporting skills that would pave the way to carve a niche in the field of journalism.

A special issue of the journal, ‘Academia and Society,’ was released by Sr.V. Lilly, secretary of the college. The first copy was received by Justin James, e-Learning Coordinator and ICT Teacher Trainer, English Language Centre, Nizwa College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman.

A panel discussion on the different approaches that can be adopted in the field of journalism formed part of the conference.

Entrepreneurship aspects discussed

The Entrepreneurship Development Cell of Saranathan College of Engineering and Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute Hub of SASTRA Deemed University, jointly organised a workshop on ‘Business plan preparation.’

The programme was sponsored by the Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute, Chennai. S. Sundar, Associate Professor and Placement Chairman, Bharathidasan Institute of Management, and T. Venkatesan, Director, Fifth-Wheel Drive, spoke on various aspects of entrepreneurship.

Tips on writing research proposals

V. Balasubramanian, Director, Centre for Materials Joining and Research, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, explained how to write research proposals to get funds from various agencies at a workshop on ‘Research proposal writing’ for faculty members, organised by Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology, Pudukottai.

(Contributed by G. Prasad)

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