full name / name of organization:
SAP and GOPIO at Gujarat University
The impact of Indian Diaspora has motivated its homeland to map its history and factors for migration. Concerns for Economic, Political, Cultural and Social engagements of Indian Diaspora have been widely shown in the society. It also brought sociologists and researchers to look into the process of migration and found themselves into pondering upon the trends of Indian Diaspora.
The considerable presence of Indian Diaspora in almost all parts of the world and its insistence upon sending success stories back home in all spheres inspired homeland India to connect with her Diaspora with renewed passion.
1990s have brought considerable change in the Indian Perspectives for her Diaspora. Brain Drain led way to Brain Gain and post liberalization situations gave opportunities for considerable remittances from direct foreign investments. The impact of Indian Diaspora can be felt all where in recent times.
A key feature of globalization today is the rapid flow of capital. The Diaspora’s capacity and propensity to engage in India are dependent upon a range of factors. The individual and collective contributions are largely two modes that have impacted Indian society.
ICT, Infrastructure, Education, Research and Technology, Finance and Banking and Oriental art & culture are emergent issues that need serious considerations of partnership with Indian Diaspora. Policy-makers with both domestic and international remits are appreciating the two-way linkages between diasporas and their home regions.
The Endeavour of collective activities is timelier to participate in synergic advancements of the homeland. Government is playing a crucial supportive role in partnership with civil society and the private sector. Funders and policy-makers should collaborate more to tackle social challenges that blur traditional sectoral, departmental or geographical boundaries but to do this they need to be clear about why, what they are seeking to achieve, etc, and also remain within their legal limits, geographically.
At the same time the native Indians have larger responsibility of looking after the emotional, spiritual, cultural and social needs of her counterpart abroad. The intellectual and emotional combination shall be the order of the 21st century India
Proposals to be placed:
1. Community Chapters in India
2. Indian Diaspora and development day
3. Combined Research Initiatives/ Academic Chairs
The conference committee is seeking submissions of papers for oral presentation at the conference in following categories:
1. Here and there: merging spheres
2. Transforming the local with global initiatives
3. Funders’ agenda: pitching ideas for development
4. Role of Indian Diaspora in re-conceiving and reconstituting faith in physical and virtual places of spiritualism: India and Abroad
5. Literary and cultural Concerns
Peer reviewed papers – these papers will be selected on basis of blind peer review by members of the program committee and other independent reviewers (where necessary). Case studies, research in progress and full research papers including theoretical papers will be considered for the inclusion in the conference program. It is anticipated that submissions will be between 2700 and 4500 words. The program committee will not accept research proposals for submission to the conference.
Other papers – Written by students, these papers will not be peer reviewed. However, due to the considerable interest in the conference, these papers will also be reviewed and selected for acceptance by the program committee.
Policy Papers__This category covers corporate papers, best practices, new technologies, policy issues etc and the conference committee are eager to obtain submissions from NGOs, industry, government and other sectors for this category. However, marketing papers will not be accepted for the conference.
All accepted papers will be published in the printed version of the SAP Conference Proceedings (book with ISBN). The best Paper will be awarded by the conference committee.
Deadlines and forms of submission:
Submission deadlines for abstracts:
November 10th , 2011
Acceptance notification to participants:
November 10th , 2011
Submission deadlines complete paper:
December 15th, 2011
Submission Mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions will be handled electronically and the review/acceptance process will be conducted anonymously by the conference committee:
• Academic papers should be submitted via on-line in rich text format (RTF) or Microsoft Word 97 or newer format (DOCX).
Registration deadline and charges:
Scholars cum participants from India: INR 4500/-
Scholars cum participants from Other Countries: USD 240/-
Students Participants: INR 900/-
(Registration amount doesn’t include lodging and boarding. However it includes local transport from stay to conference venue and back, breakfast, lunch and dinner for 12th and 13th January, get together eve on 12th January, 2011, paper proceedings of the conference and conference kit).
(Stay arrangements may be made at nominal cost in guest houses and hotels if conveyed by November 15th, 2011. Participants shall directly pay for lodging and boarding.)
City of Ahmedabad:
Ahmedabad is situated in Gujarat, the western part of the country. It is widely connected with major national and international airports and all important national rail routes. January is specially known for Uttarayan. 14th January is specially enjoyed for Makar Sankranti as kite-flying day. It is celebrated every year when the family members come together and enjoy the jest of cutting each other’s kites. Important cities of Gujarat are the host of this popular kite flying festival. This festival attracts Connoisseurs of kites from the world over along with native kite fighters. Miniature as well as colossal designer kites forms the part of kite exhibitions.
Vibrant Ahmedabad in Gujarat is the best place to celebrate this festival. Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana also are the interesting places to visit during this festival
Dr Neerja Arun
Study Abroad Program
Dr Thomas Abraham
Founder President and Chairman Emeritus
Dr Jagat Motwani
International Academic Chair