We are Hiring!

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF Sustainability, Outreach and Dissemination Officer

Young professionals are invited to apply for the position of Sustainability, Outreach and Dissemination Officer at Manipal Centre for European Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, beginning July 1, 2019, for a period of one year.

Work Profile

Manipal Centre for European Studies was the recipient of an Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project– EU Higher Education Policy: The Bologna Process and Internationalization of Indian Universities (Bologna–IN) in 2016. Though the project was successfully completed in 2018, the centre aims to continue working towards the objectives of the Bologna–IN project and take forward the vision with which the project was written.  The Sustainability, Outreach and Dissemination officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Finding innovative methods of extending the project’s initial objectives
  • Designing, planning and executing outputs and deliverables in alignment with the project’s vision
  • Increase awareness about the objectives through visibility and dissemination activities (includes management of online platforms)
  • Website maintenance and content management
  • Efficient financial management of the funds allotted

 

Qualifications and Competences

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in European Studies
  • Experience in project management, preferably projects funded by the European Union
  • English at Native fluency level and working knowledge of at least one European language
  • Working knowledge of web development software (e.x. WordPress) preferred

 

  • High levels of motivation and self-drive
  • Ability to work in teams in multicultural environments

 

Privileges

We, at MCES, strongly believe in fostering individual growth and encouraging the career trajectories of young graduates. We provide you a dynamic and congenial international work environment for furthering your academic research interests and administrative skills. We offer a competitive salary complete with health insurance.

How to apply

Please send your letter of motivation enclosed with an updated CV to-

office.mces@manipal.edu

 

Last date for application: June 8, 2019, 17:00 IST

 

Website for further details on our Centre

http://manipal.edu/des.html

 

Overview: Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Manipal Centre for European Studies

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), a pioneer in higher education services in India with a sixty-year old legacy, has increasingly become the preferred destination for students and scholars across the globe. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live and learn in the sprawling varsity town, which provides excellent infrastructure catering to various disciplines in health sciences, engineering, management, communication, social sciences and humanities. Situated along the coast in Udupi district of Karnataka State and nestled in the foothills of the UNESCO world-heritage site, Western Ghats, the Institution opens up to an ideal environment for academic activities, sports, and leisure.

 

Since its inception in 2009, the Manipal Centre for European Studies has distinguished itself as a primary centre in India for multidisciplinary studies and research on Europe and European Union institutions. DES is actively involved in the furthering of India-Europe interactions through innovative academic programs, research projects, and university partnerships. Its mainstream academic programs include the Master degree (MA) in European Studies and Bachelor degree (BA) in Foreign Languages and Intercultural Studies. The Centre also comprises the Centre for Intercultural Studies and Dialogue, which through its workshops and courses provides a platform for both students and personnel to develop intercultural competences.

 

The MA program in European Studies offered by the Manipal Centre for European Studies is a one-of-its-kind post-graduate program in India and the only Indian centre to be recipient of the prestigious Jean-Monnet Chair of Excellence. The MA program caters to a growing interest in the study of Europe and European Union institutions, which is becoming increasingly relevant in a globalized world. With a unique opportunity to study a part of the program in one of our partner universities in Europe, this multidisciplinary program is designed to foster understanding of various aspects of European studies and prepare students for research and work internationally. The program has a focus on three specialization tracks: business and economics, politics and international relations, culture and literary studies.

 

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Call for papers

India and EU are currently redefining their roles as actors within the International relations. Amidst recent developments and challenges stemming from Brexit, European Sovereign Debt Crisis, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative, there is a pressing concern to accelerate India-EU cooperation to a heightened level. The potential gains of an effective partnership between the two are enormous.

In the recent years, growing convergence – between European and Indian counterparts on issues of promoting a rules-based international order, multilateral engagements, and strengthening a multipolar Asia – is much needed. Bilateral relations between India and respective EU member states have always leveraged multilateral relations between the two. Moreover, the expanding political dimension of the partnership continues to be founded on a strong trade and investment relationship and growing two-way flow of goods, services and investment. A stronger India-EU partnership could help each one to meet its economic objectives through increased trade and investment, and cooperation in Research & Development (R&D). The EU has always been a strong supporter of education in India. Evidently, last decade has witnessed growing India-EU cooperation, in particular in the field of higher education. With the commencement of Erasmus program, India has become one of the largest beneficiaries. There is a substantial increase in research collaborations between Indian and European higher education institutions in thrust areas.

In this connection, we invite participants including academicians, early-stage researchers, and doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate students, to reflect on the various intricate dimensions to India-EU relations. The conference seeks to bring together a growing body of work in the area of European Union’s relations with India, with the intention of mainstreaming theoretical as well as methodological approaches to the topic. The slow, yet, anticipated cooperation between the two becomes a point of departure for researchers on both sides of the geographical spectrum to probe into the very intricacies that lie within them.

Topics include but are not limited to the following themes:

  1. India-EU Trade Relations, Business Cooperation, Economic Cooperation
  2. Cooperation in the field of Education: Higher Education, Primary and Secondary Education
  3. Convergences and Challenges for EU and India: Politics, Energy, Security, Climate Change, Terrorism, Cyber-security, Science and Technology
  4. India and EU: Cultural and Literary Engagements

We welcome proposals, including cross-thematic and inter-disciplinary papers concerning the above theme.

Submissions:

 We invite abstracts not exceeding 300 words. The deadline for abstract submission is June 15, 2019. All abstracts will undergo peer review by the scientific committee of the conference. Authors of accepted conference contributions may submit their full papers to be considered for publication in a reputed journal, which will be notified shortly. The deadline for manuscript submission is October 15, 2019.

Important Dates: 

Abstract submission June 15, 2019
Acceptance notification July 1, 2019
Paper / Manuscript submission October 15, 2019
Conference days December 6-7, 2019

 Guidelines for submissions:

  1. Font: The font of the entire article should be Times New Roman (including titles, subtitles, and endnotes).
  2. Title: The article’s title should be in Times New Roman 20; capitalised letters, bold and left-indented. The length of the title should not exceed 60 characters (including spaces). However, if a longer title is preferred, a shortened version should be supplied for the cover as well.
  3. Abstract: The abstract should be in Times New Roman 12, italic and justified. The author’s name: should be in Times New Roman 12; bold and centred, word limit should not exceed 300 words.
  4. Reference: In the text, refer to the author simply by their last name (without initials, unless there are two authors with the same name). Please follow APA style guide for referencing.
  5. Special acknowledgements: If you need to acknowledge a contribution or a grant, make sure you follow the same style as the body text of your article. Please do not capitalise grant titles.

 

For the submission of abstract and any further information regarding the conference, please write to projects.mces@manipal.edu.

 

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Manipal Higher Education Meet

Mobility of people has always transformed societies and that transformation has had far reaching implications when it is led by the knowledge seekers. With the systematization of learning methods in the university systems, these movements needed institutional and systemic support for them to be beneficial to the students in question. This need has driven Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the world towards a discussion on harmonization of the higher education system recognizing the need for mutual recognition of otherwise disparate systems. European Union has made considerable progress in this harmonization process through Bologna Process and establishment of European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

In recent years, Indian HEIs are also encouraging mobility of students and staff and are trying to catch up with the global developments in both harmonization and internationalization. However, considering the vastness and diversity involved in India, it is still at a nascent stage and is grappling with questions of harmonization. It is time Indian HEIs come together and make consorted efforts in bringing policy changes that make education systems across states and universities comparable thus facilitating mobilities not only outside India but also within India for students and staff.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) proposes to host leaders of some of the HEIs in India and engage in a conversation with experts in the field from Europe thus enabling a policy dialogue on harmonization and internationalization of higher education. A three-day Higher Education Meet is planned in this regard from July 12-14, 2018 with a workshop on Day one, a conference on Day two culminating in a Vice Chancellors’ Conclave on Day three.

Manipal Higher Education Meet (1)

For more details visit:

bolognaproject.in/

Mahabharata Lecture Series – Two Destinies Without a Third: The Buddhist Agaññasutta and the Śāntiparva of Mahābhārata

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Dvaita Centre organises a lecture on Mahabharata and kingship

Dvaita Philosophy Resource Centre of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, MAHE, Manipal is organising a seminar titled Two Destinies Without a Third: The Buddhist Agaññasutta and The Śāntiparva of Mahābhārata on Saturday April 7, 2018 at 3:30 pm tomorrow. The lecture will be delivered by Dr Aleix Ruiz Falqués, Spain. This lecture series is a part of the interdisciplinary research project on Mahabharata and Tatparyanirnaya being conducted by the Centre with the support of MAHE. This is the third lecture followed by the lectures on Mahabharata delivered by Dr Bannanje Govindacharya and Dr Nirmalya Guha earlier.

 

Abstract of the lecture 

The national symbols of India today are the wheel of Dharma and the Ashokan pillar. Both represent the first historical unified imperial administration in the Indian subcontinent. As is well known, Ashoka was a self-professed follower the Bauddha Dharma. It is not clear, however, to what extent his imperial policies reflected the ideas of Buddhism. It has also been argued that Buddhist imperial ideals were shaped by the Mauryan experience. Be it as it may, Ashokan Inscriptions and the Pāli Buddhist texts draw a distinct profile of the ideal world emperor (cakravartin). Indeed, imperial monarchy seems to be the political system par excellence in ancient India. Yet, the nature of this imperial monarchy varies according to religious affiliations. As it has been observed by many scholars, if we compare the Buddhist ideal with the doctrine defended by Bhīṣma and others in the Śāntiparva (Mbh XII), the opposition of Buddhist and Brahmanical imperialism becomes conspicuous. The lecture will concentrate on two ideas that provide explanations for the cosmic origin of kingship. The first one is the Buddhist version found in the Agaññasutta of the Dīgha Nikāya. The second one is found in Mahābhārata, XII, 49. By dissecting these two ideas, it will juxtapose two different approaches to imperial administration. These two approaches were competing with each other in India approximately up to the decline of the Gupta Empire (ca. 7th century CE). We will also examine what was at stake and why these two models are irreconcilable. The lecture will end with a short reflection on the relevance of these two imperial models in contemporary India.

 

About the Speaker

Aleix Ruiz Falqués (Barcelona, 1982) has a BA in Classics from the University of Barcelona, MA Sanskrit from the Savitribai Phule Pune University, and a PhD in Indian Studies from the University of Cambridge, with a dissertation on Pali grammatical texts in Burma. He has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Dhammachai Institute, Bangkok. His research mainly focuses on Pali literature and Buddhism. He has also translated Pali and Sanskrit works into Spanish, Catalan and English.

 

Venue: LH2, Department of European Studies, Behind Post Office, Manipal 576104

Date and Time: Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 3:30-4:30 pm

 

All are welcome!

 

For more info, please contact: 

Srinivasa Kumar N Acharya – Assistant Professor and Centre Coordinator

Dvaita Philosophy Resource Centre, Dept of European Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, MAHE, behind Post Office, Manipal 576104

E: acharya.srinivasan@manipal.edu; M: +91-9986085634

 

 

 

We Are Hiring!

URGENT REQUIREMENT (Two Positions) 

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF:

Project Manager 

Young professionals are invited to apply for the position of a project manager at the Department of European Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, south India, beginning November 2018, for a period of three years.

 Work Profile

The Department of European Studies has been recently awarded the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Project; as project manager you will be responsible for driving this project. Any and all organisational and financial obligations under this project will be overseen by the project manager under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project. As the department is actively involved in grant applications and projects with the European Union and other funding channels, activities pertaining to them as well, are to be undertaken by the project manager. The project manager is also expected to be involved in other departmental activities as and when required.

Contract Type: Temporary- 3 years

Qualifications and Competences

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in European Studies
  • Minimum two years’ experience in project management, preferably projects funded by the European Union
  • English at Native fluency level and working knowledge of at least one European language
  • High levels of motivation and self-drive
  • Ability to work in teams in multicultural environments

Benefits

  • Competitive monthly salary (₹43,000 )
  • As per the EU project guidelines, the project manager has to work a maximum of 20 days a month
  • Contract starting from November 2018
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunity to begin PhD study

 

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF:

Office Manager

Young professionals are invited to apply for the position of a project manager at the Department of European Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, south India, beginning November 2018, for a period of three years.

Work Profile

  • Preparation of project grant documents
  • Organizing the logistic for the events (vocational trainings, workshop, conferences)
  • Extending support in generation of content and maintenance of the project website
  • Coordinating a team of young professionals to achieve the project milestones
  • Ensuring smooth functioning of project activities on a day to day basis

Contract Type: Temporary- 3 years

Qualifications and Competences

  • Successfully completed graduate studies, preference given to postgraduates
  • Office management experience preferred
  • High degree of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of web development softwares preferred
  • English at native fluency level and with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in multicultural environment
  • Flexibility in work duties

Benefits

  • Competitive monthly salary (₹ 25,000 approx.)
  • As per the EU project guidelines, the office manager has to work a maximum of 20 days a month
  • Contract starting from November 2018
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunity to begin PhD study

 

How to apply (for both positions)

Please send your letter of motivation enclosed with an updated CV to-

office.mces@manipal.edu

Last date for application (for both positions): October 20, 2018, 17:00 IST

Project Overview

The Department of European Studies has actively been involved in acquiring funds through calls and grant application with the European Union as well as other funding channels. It has been a recipient of many prestigious grants such as an Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education project, Jean Monnet Module, the Jean Monnet Chair awarded to the Head of the Department and the latest award being the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in India-EU Interdisciplinary Studies-Culture, Literature, Education and Society (IEIS-CLES).

The Centre of Excellence aims to enhance educational connect between India and Europe by generating interest and creating awareness about European people, literature, culture, and society among Indians and stimulate similar response from the Europeans towards Indian culture and philosophy.

Main objective – To establish an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence that enhances people-to-people connect between India and Europe

Specific objectives

  • provide a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary platform for India-EU studies
  • increase awareness about European culture and literature in India
  • share best practices in education at all levels between the two regions
  • develop expertise in European Studies in India and India Studies in Europe
  • involve academia, policy makers, civil society and, schools and universities leadership to discuss matters of mutual interest to India and EU