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  • Date: November 21,2016

    Time: 10:30 am

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Linguistic Diversity in South and Southeast Asia


    Chair: Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan, Chairperson, IIC-International Research Division


    Introduction: Professor Anvita Abbi, Seminar Coordinator; Honorary Director, Centre for Oral and Tribal Literature, Sahitya Akademi


    Guest of Honour: Dr. D. P. Pattanayak, eminent linguist                        


    Keynote Address: Dr. Ganesh Devy, Chairman, People’s Linguistic Survey of India


    Organised by IIC-International Research Division

  • Date: March 7,2016

    Time: 06:30 PM

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III



    Illustrated lecture by Shri Amardeep Singh, former Head of Revenue & Pricing Management, American Express (Asia Pacific Region), Singapore

    Introduction: Dr. J.S. Juneja

    Chair: Shri Kuldip Nayar, well-known journalist

    The lecture is based on his book of the same title which captures the distinctive Sikh contribution to the spiritual, social, cultural and architectural history of present-day Pakistan, over which a curtain was drawn at Partition in 1947. The author embarked on a journey of discovery that covered 37 cities across Pakistan

  • Date: December 15,2015

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III



    Art Administration and Transformative Governance

    Speaker: Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan


    (Collaboration: Lila Foundation for Translocal Initiatives)

  • Date: September 16,2015

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Seminar Halls I,II & III

    Title: Living the Past Dancing in the Present: Sattriya Dance Tradition of Assam


    Illustrated lecture and demonstration by Dr. Anwesa Mahanta, Sattriya dancer, researcher who is presently Visiting Artist in Residence, IIT Guwahati


    Dr. Mahanta’s presentation will give a brief about the dance tradition, it’s roots, distinctive features, the present context and how the past lives in the present as a living art heritage. She will be using photographs, clips from films and give a live demonstration

  • Date: November 7,2014

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Living Sands-The Art and Science Microfossils


    Speaker: Professor P.K. Saraswati, Professor of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Chair:Prof. S.K. Tandon, D.N.Wadia Chair Professor, IIT Kanpur Life is nearly 4 billion years old on this planet but skeletal formation is a much younger phenomenon during the Cambrian period, about 550 million years ago. The skeletal remains of the organisms evolved since the Cambrian times are preserved as fossils in the rock records.To a scientist, the microfossils are the source of interpretation of geological processes in deep time. Three groups of protists, Foraminifera, Coccolithophores and Radiolarian, will be discussed in the talk for their shell-architecture, as exemplars of co-existence in nature and as indicators of palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimate