The activities of the IERD may be grouped under three broad categories:
The Institute facilitates these through :
1) Basic Research – The Institute has been engaging into the what, how and why of India’s educational process. The scope, orientation and depth at which instruction is imparted in our educational institutions is getting critically evaluated continuously.
2) Allied Academic Activities – The Institute conducts lectures, seminars, symposia etc. on educational and allied fields. Several workshops and seminars have been organised at the national and international levels in a variety of fields.
3) Training Activities : IERD offers both short term and long term programmes to create a competent cadre in crucial areas. These training courses are innovative and creative rather than merely conventional.
National Seminar 2016
Issues of Urban Settlement
Call for Papers
One of the major challenges for the city of Bengaluru, is the challenge of rapid growth and urbanization. We have witnessed unprecedented growth of the city's population and with that growth several challenges have surfaced. The most obvious being those of civic amenities, such as electricity, water, housing, etc., and the subtle ones such as cultural intermingling of people from various parts of the country, business competition at the local level, etc.
It is not rocket science to figure out that these are not isolated problems. They occur together, they impact each other and therefore require holistic solutions. For example, bathing is a culturally groomed habit but impacts water usage. Families with dual working couples maybe a personal decision, but commuting to work puts pressure on traffic systems and females working late in the evenings requires security arrangements on the part of organizations. Thus, each opportunity of urbanization has multiple impacts, which need to be carefully studied and understood for the sake of developing integrated solutions.
This year's national seminar of IERD wishes to focus on discussing, examining and assessing Bengaluru's urbanization scenario through the lense of the Prof. Bharadwaj's Structural Method. An exclusive focus will be on the traffic situation of our city, as that is one of the most important problems currently being faced. Equally important issues such as water, civic amenities, etc., will also be discussed, albeit within a limited time frame.
Date of the Seminar: 24th July 2016, Sunday
Venue: Institute of Educational Research and Development, Vijayaranga, Vijayanagar, Bengaluru
We invite scholars to write papers on the following issues. Against each issue, a few focus questions have been raised so as to facilitate the thinking process.
Kindly note that the above questions are only indicative and not exhaustive. Scholars sending in papers can feel free to write around the above issues. The papers received shall be subject to review of the Seminar Organizing Committee and selected papers will be allowed for presentation on the day of the Seminar. Each presentation will be of a 15 Minute duration followed by a 10 Minute Q & A session.
Papers shall be submitted in microsoft word (.doc/.docx) format to email@example.com, with the following formatting
Font Face : Arial
Font Size : Heading – 14 Pts, Bold, Sub-Heading 12 Pts, Italics, Body Text – 12 pts
Spacing : 1.5 Lines
Page : A4 Size, Portrait
Margins : 1 Inch on the left size
The name of the authors, affiliations, designation, contact details such as phone numbers, email ids etc., must be clearly mentioned below the title of the research paper. Papers that do not have the contact details will not be considered for presentation on the day of the Seminar.