Friday, November 28, 2014

Milestone Education Review:Special Issue on Higher Education in India


 

Milestone Education Review

(The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation)

ISSN:2278-2168   Year 05, No.02, October 2014

(Indexed in Philpapers.org, Scribd.com,Academia.edu, Issuu.com, Researchbib.com and DRJI.org)

Special Issue on Higher Education in India

Guest Editor: Dr. Manoj Kumar

In this issue………..

Title & Author
Page No.
EDUCATION AS A KEY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: DEEPIKAA GUPTA & SWARNJIT KAUR
4-8
QUALITY ASSURANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION: S. DEEPA
9-18
ASSESSING AND BENCHMARKING OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: LILU RAM JAKHAR
19-28
INDIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM: A BRIEF HISTORY AND MARCH TOWARDS RUSA:  REENA KHUSHWAHA
29-36
TRANSFORMATION OF INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM : NEED OF THE HOUR: G.S. Shivakumar  & T. Manichander
37-41
CSR and Higher Education in India : conceptual issues: MANOJ KUMAR
42-48
REFRAMING OF PROFESSIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA                                                                  Sheojee Singh
49-55
TEACHING COMPETENCY : A SYNTHESIS: Dhiraj Sharma
56-61
ASSESSING THE GAP BETWEEN AVAILABILITY AND APPLICABILITY OF ICT IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A SURVEY AMONG STUDENTS OF VARIOUS COLLEGES OF CHANDIGARH: Suman Dhull
62-69
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS FOR SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHERS: S. M.  SHASHIREKHA
70-75
ROLE OF EDUCATION IN CREATING WOMEN FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT  :   MOUCHUMI DEKA
76-85
QUALITATIVE DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION: EN EVALUATION OF ROLE OF STATE AND TEACHER EDUCATION:  RANJAY VARDHAN
86-101
NEW PUBLICATIONS
102-103
CALL FOR PAPERS
104
PROGRAMMES & PARTICIPATIONS
105-106
CONTRIBUTORS OF THIS ISSUE
107

 

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Citations by Researchers of My Work




 

  • MindPapers: Compiled by David Chalmers (Editor) & David Bourget (Assistant Editor), Australian National University.

  1. (Sirswal, Desh Raj (2009). The Official Doctrine and its Relevance Today. PARISHEELAN.   (Google))
  2. Sirswal, Desh Raj (online). A Class-Room Introduction to Logic. A Class-Room Introduction to Logic.   (Google)
  3. Sirswal, Desh Raj (2009). GILBERRT RYLE ON DESCARTES' MYTH. Darshna:Electrical Journal of Indian Philosophy.   (Google)
  4. Sirswal, Desh Raj (ms). Ryle’s Dispositional Analysis of Mind and its Relevance.   (Google)
  5. Sirswal, Desh Raj (2008). Human Beings Have No Identical Self. DARSANA-Electric Journal of Indian Philosophy.   (Google)

 


 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

World Philosophy Day -2014

Dear Friends
Happy World Philosophy Day
The Department of Philosophy, P.G.Govt College for Girls, Sector-11,Chandigarh celebrated the World Philosophy Day in association with Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) Pehowa (Kurukshetra) on the theme, "Youth and Indian Education System" on 19th November, 2014. Several students shared their views regarding the theme. On this occasion the following publications are released:
1. What is Positive Philosophy (Poster)
https://cppispublications.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/poster-what-is-positive-philosophy/
2. Sophia: Student Magazine
https://cppispublications.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/sophia-student-magazine-year-03-no-02-november-2014/
3. Proceedings of the Symposia on Philosophy edited by Prof. A.K.Sinha (E-book)
https://cppispublications.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/e-book-proceedings-of-the-symposia-of-philosophy-late-prof-a-k-sinha/
4. Shandanjali : Our Publications
http://cppispublications.wordpress.com
You can download all from the mentioned website.

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal concluded the event by sharing his views on Indian Education System and Present Social Situations. He also discussed the importance of World Philosophy Day celebration.

 Videos Uploaded:
Two videos are uploaded one of the Programme on World Philosophy Day
Indian Philosophy by Students of Dept of Philosophy  
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRd-Nmjo03o
A History of Western Philosophy by the Students       
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR1G6gOUKG8






Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy, Volume IV, No. 02 (September, 2014)


Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (ISSN 2249-8389)
Volume IV, No. 02 (September, 2014)
Chief-Editor: Desh Raj Sirswal
In this issue...................
Hossein Roohani, Alireza Aghahosseini, Javad Emamjomezade: A COMPARATIVE INVESTIGATION OF POLITICAL THOUGHTS OF DAVARI AND SOROUSH REGARDING THE WEST 04-15...
Devendra Nath Tiwari: WORLDVIEWS ON ENVIORNMENT AND ETHICS OF ENVIRONMENT 16-26
Pankaj K. Mishra, Dinesh Chahal : REALIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITY OF SPIRITUAL WORLD 27-34
Sohan Raj Tater: VALUE EDUCATION: THE NEED OF THE HOUR 35-40
देशराज सिरसवाल, ईश्वर सिंह : समाज में मूल्यों एवम मानवाधिकार शिक्षा की उपयोगिता 41-48
प्रकाश चन्द्र बदवाया: सामाजिक न्याय में महात्मा गाँधी की भूमिका-दलित वर्ग के विशेष सन्दर्भ में 49-53
NEW PUBLICATION 54
PHILOSOPHY NEWS IN INDIA 55-56
CONTRIBUTORS OF THIS ISSUE 57
Download this issue:
https://www.scribd.com/doc/241947519/Lok%C4%81yata-Journal-of-Positive-Philosophy-Vol-IV-No-02-Sept-2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Short Report on the Lecture on “Ideals of Sarada Ma in Modern Age”



The Departments of Hindi  & Philosophy in collaboration with NSS Unit of  P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organized a lecture on “Ideals of Sarada Ma in Modern Age” on 9th  September, 2014. Smt. Soma Sinha (President, All India Sarada Sangh) was the chief-guest of this program. The details of the progrmme is given below:

Dr. Anita Khosla (Head, Department of Hindi, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh) coordinated the function and introduced Chief-Guest and gave a detail account of her spiritual career.  Dr. Anita Kausal (Dean, PGGCG-11) welcomed the guests by presenting them a bunch of flowers.

The programme was stated with the prayers and bhajans sung by the members of Ramakrishna Ashram, Chandigarh i.e. Dr. Saroj Jindal and Mrs.  Purnima  Chanda. Mrs. Shubra Chattopadhyaya (Secretary, All India Sarada Sangh, Chandigarh Branch) discussed about the various activities of the Sangha related to education, women empowerment and spiritual offerings.  Mrs. Manju Mukherjee (Secretary, All India Sarada Sangh)  gave a detailed account of the activities done by the Sangh and she beautifully discussed the activities held under the presidentship of Smt. Soma Sinha.

Smt. Soma Sinha discussed in her lecture about the personality of Sri Ma Sarada Devi and her holy presence in the work for the upliftment of women and children. Sarada Devi did not write any books; her utterances and reminiscences have been recorded by her disciples including Swami Nikhilananda, Swami Tapasyananda. Though her spiritual insight and utterances are highly regarded by scholars like Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, who writes, “We have bits and pieces of her exquisite remarks as testimony.”  She said that Ma Sarada was the embodiment of all wisdom, as Sri Ramakrishna used to say, and this wisdom, both worldly and spiritual, was the guiding force behind the establishment of the Ramakrishna Mission in 1897. Hers was a universal motherhood, characterized by unconditional love, unruffled spirituality, extreme simplicity blended with dignity and a loving temperament that accepted all irrespective of nationality, religious affiliation or social position. Even after she left her mortal coil in 1920, she remains the soothing solace for millions of afflicted hearts longing for her nonpareil, eternal bliss. Devi played an important role as the advisory head of a nascent organization that became a monastic order devoted to social work—the Ramakrishna Mission. She also used quotations of Ma Sarada like, “Learn to make the whole world Our own. No one is a stranger, my child; the whole world is Our own.”  “When one realizes God, He grants knowledge and illumination from within; one knows it oneself.”, “In the fullness of one’s spiritual realization one will find that He who resides in one’s heart, resides in the hearts of others as well – the oppressed, the persecuted, the untouchable, and the outcast.” Smt Soma Sinha also interacted with students and asked questions about the life of Swami Vivekananda, Sri Ma Sarada Devi and Sri Ramakrishna Dev.

 

A book entitled, “Development of Personality” by Swami Vivekananda distributed among 300 students. A feedback from students also made the event successful. Several students shared their thoughts after the lecture. “Viveka-Vahini” also arranged for this occasion and several students read and purchase books .


In the end of the programme, Dr. Beenu Dogra (Vice-Principal, PGGCG-11, Chandigarh) presented a thanking note. She beautifully presented her words of wisdom. Several faculty members from various departments of the college and  about 300 students participated in this event and enjoyed the programme peacefully and thoughtfully.



Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

9th September, 2014.

                                                         

 

 










Monday, September 8, 2014

Why Study Philosophy ?


 
The chief practical reason to study philosophy is to acquire a very valuable set of skills. In philosophy the student becomes the active inquirer, thinker, and solver of problems and not just a passive learner who memorizes ideas only. Philosophy develops skills of critical and moral thinking, argumentation, information management, research, communication, abstract reasoning, and analytic and synthetic thinking. Students of philosophy also learn to identify important fundamental questions about themselves and their world through the process of clear, critical thinking and argumentation. Philosophy is about watching, interpreting, and understanding the world and the people living in it. Recent scandals and problems in business and government have highlighted the important role of ethics in corporate and public life. Advances in medical practice and research have created a growing need for medical and research ethicists who might work directly with genetic researchers, or assist patients and care-givers in morally difficult situations. Philosophy could make significant contribution, particularly in relation to children's moral development, because the Indian curriculum currently neglects this aim. Philosophy needs to be included in the curriculum because it has demonstrated cognitive and social gains in students who were exposed to philosophy in their academics.
Citation:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/238603188/Sophia-Year-3-No-1-September-2014

Saturday, September 6, 2014

CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers


 
CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers

Editor: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

6th September, 2014

No. CPPIS/2014/02

Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra)

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