Sunday, March 24, 2013

National conference on Media and Society

About Solapur City

                        SOLAPUR is one of the important districts of Maharashtra State in India. It is located in the southern part of Maharashtra. The famous religious places like Pandharpur and Akkalkot are in Solapur district only. Solapur has its own history. It is known for Textile industry. Solapur is transport hub connecting Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is well connected by Road and Rail to major districts and cities. Solapur city is 250 kms away from Pune
 About University

Solapur University was established on 1st August 2004 .The formation of the university at Solapur was a long cherished desire of the people of this region. Within a brief span of 8 years the university has taken significant stride towards excellence .Solapur University has been established to cater the needs of over 60,000 student’s community. The university is poised for an ambitious growth. The University is now a hub of various academic activities..In Solapur University there are 7 schools and 21 innovative courses are offered to the students.

About School of Social Sciences
                    The School, since its inception in the year 2008, has been wedded to the mission objective “Engage Social Sciences as Science” in comprehending societal processes.
                    Keeping in view the reforms in higher education that are pervading the country especially, in the context of globalization, the School of Social Sciences offers interdisciplinary learning. Unlike the conventional teaching, the School emphasizes for the transformation of personality of the students in addition to curricular teaching. The School intends to engage social sciences to understand and interpret social processes and suggests appropriate policy interventions. To meet this objective, the School adopts innovative teaching methods, which involve strong theoretical orientation supported by skill development and practical application. Workshops, seminars, debates and group discussions are the regular features of students’ learning. The courses offered under the aegis of the School include Fieldwork and Practical as integral parts of the curriculum. 
                       The School has four Departments viz., Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology; Journalism and Mass Communication; Rural Development; and Applied Economics. The Departments offer two- year full time Masters Courses in the subjects concerned.
  Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
                      The expansion of mass media and communication in the country has created an unprecedented demand for media professionals to meet the growing needs of media industry. To meet the demand for skilled manpower the Department has introduced two- year M.A. course in Journalism and Mass Communication from the academic year 2009-10. The main objective of this course is to enable students to acquire technical skills and writing and communication skills required by the media houses. Students are taught theories and concepts of Mass Communication as per the UGC guidelines. Successful students would make career in teaching, research and as journalists in Print, Electronic Media and Corporate Sector. The students of the previous batches got excellent placements in the press in and around Solapur.

About  Seminar
                     The dawn of 21st century has been endorsed as an era of communication media. The advancement in communication and information technology has facilitated the process of globalization and made this globe, a village. While reducing physical and social distance between societies, these processes have delegated new roles and responsibility to media to address the societal needs and engage in bringing out a desirable change and desirable society. In the pursuit of this new role, the media and information technology have to prioritize the vital social issues that are confronting society and set an agenda of action for appropriate interventions. A wide array of issues which need urgent attention today range from social inequalities to sustainable development; illiteracy, ignorance to knowledge society; and economic recession to ecological concerns.  In all these spheres the functions of media and communication are intrinsic and intricate. Against this backdrop, this seminar intends to provide a platform to articulate this new roles and functions for the media houses and to promote building of an egalitarian social order. The central objective of this seminar is to provide a stage for the activists, academic fraternity, media professionals, officials and intellectuals concerned with media and society, to deliberate on the themes and sub-themes of the seminar and set an agenda for the future action. Also, it is expected that the deliberation of this seminar will culminate into policy suggestions for implementation. The paper presenters are expected to contribute their papers on the following sub-themes which are indicative. Scholars are encouraged to contribute papers and case studies on any other related themes of the seminar.
Theme and Sub-themes- Media and Society
1.      Social Exclusion and Media

2.      Economic Issues and Media

3.      Developmental Issues and Media

4.      Environmental Issues and Media

5.      Gender Issues and Media

6.      Communal Issues and Media

7.       Tourism Development and Media

Submission of Paper.

Interested participants/authors should submit electronically full paper (on relevant themes) in MS WORD document, with a font size of 12, to email: . The paper must contain the title, name of the author, email address and contact details

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract  (500 words)                                   : 5th April, 2013
Notification of acceptance of abstract                                  : 8th April, 2013
Full paper submission                                                           : 15th  April, 2013

Registration Fees
Academicians                                                        - Rs 1000/-
Ph.D  Students/ Media Persons                             - Rs 500/-
Students                                                                  -Rs 250/-

Registration Fee Includes
·         Seminar Participation certificate and Abstract book.
·         Conference Kit, Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea and Dinner.

Registration and Payments

Payment by Demand Draft:

1.      Registration Fees should be paid by Demand Draft drawn in the favour of Finance and Account officer, Solapur University,Solapur payable at Solapur

Payment by Cash :

 Registration fee can be paid in cash at School of Social Sciences Solapur University, Solapur

For Seminar Details visit Website:

1.      Convener                                   :    Dr. E.N.AshokKumar
                                                         School of social Sciences

2.      Co-ordinator                             :   Dr. G.S. Kamble

3.      Organizing Secretary               : Dr. R.B. Chincholkar


4.      Organising Committee :
1.      Dr.C.S.Bhanumate
2.      Dr.M.J Patil
3.      Shri P.G.Vhankade
4.      Shri P.N. Kolekar
5.      Shri D.B. Gadling(9373750444)
6.      Smt S.K. Giri

Correspondence Address:
The Director
(conference convener)
School of Social Sciences
Solapur University, Solapur-413255
PBX No. 0217-2744771 – Ext- 159

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