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Humanities and Social Sciences

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    International Academia and Research Committee (IARC) was established in September 2020 under the aegis of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences by the BITS Pilani administration. The main purpose of this committee is to enable and facilitate productive long-term as well as short-term academic research collaborations with various international universities, research institutes and think tanks. As part of this mission, IARC is organizing monthly Webinars through inviting academic researchers and scholars of international repute to share their work with our faculty and the student body. IAR committee thus far has conducted international webinars with academic researchers coming from various countries, with a view to proactively engage with the state-of-art international research trends and processes.

    Webinar Series

    International Academia and Research Committee (IARC) Webinars (2020-2021) Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani (Pilani Campus)

    Webinar Month/DateProposed byName of the SpeakerUniversity/Institutional AffiliationCountry of WorkMOU with BITSResearch area/Title of the Webinar
    26-11-22Prof. Sangeeta SharmaArpan BumbLondon Business SchoolHolland & BarrettNADigital Anlaytics and Applications : An Industry Perspective
    21-3-22Prof. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Dr. Bas ArtsWageningen UniversityNetherlandsNAForest Governance : Hydra or Chloris
    7/2/2022Prof. Sailaja NandigamaProf. James MulhollandNorth Carolina State UniversityUSANAFrom Archive to Page : Academic Writing and Research in the 21st Century
    10/12/2021Prof. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Walter A. RosenbaumDepartment of Political Science, University of FloridaFlorida, USANoGrow Where You're Planted: Bringing Sustainability to the Campus
    3/12/2021Prof. Sailaja NandigamaDr. Naciba ChassagnonESSCA School of Management, LyonFranceNoEnvironmental Studies for the 21st Century
    30-11-21Dr. Veena RamachandranDr. James D. Frankel Hong KongNoOrigins and Trajectories of Islam in China.
    25-11-21Dr. Chintalapalli VijayakumarDr. Maggie CharlesOxford UniversityUKtbcAcademic Writing for Higher Degree Students
    28-09-21Dr. Mohammed Afzal PDr. Chih-ming WangAcademia Sinica, TaiwanCurrently a Visiting Professor at Harvard Yenching Institute, USANoUnpacking the Nation in/as the State of Crisis: A Transnational Reflection on the Impact of the Pandemic in Taiwan
    14-08-21Prof. Sailaja NandigamaProf. James D. ProctorProfessor of Environmental Studies and Director of Environmental Studies, Lewis & ClarkLewis & Clark, Oregon, USANoThe New Ecotypes
    28-04-21Prof. Sailaja NandigamaProf.Niraj Prakash JoshiHiroshima University, JapanHiroshima, JapanYesAgriculture and Climate Change in Nepal: GHG Emissions, Mitigation, Indications of Climate Change, Impact on Agriculture, Adaptation, and Co-benefits
    6/5/2021Prof. Sangeeta SharmaProf. Janice YoderKent State University USAKent, USANAAsking “So What?” about our Scholarship: Why Values Matter when Planning, Doing, and Disseminating Research
    15-03-21Dr. Anupam YadavProf. Aleksandra DerraInstitute of Philosophy, Nicolaus Copernicus University, PolandTorun, PolandNAFeminist Studies as an Attempt to Build Complementary Knowledge: The Case of Disease
    23-02-21Prof. Hari NairProf. Harsh PantKing's College, London and Observer Research FoundationEngland (currently on sabbatical at ORF, Delhi)NoInternational Relations
    28-01-21Dr. Madhurima DasDr. Payoshni MitraBirkbeck College, University of LondonUnited KingdomNAGender, Sexuality, Race, Intersectionality and Sports Activism in Global South
    20-11-20Dr. Veena RamachandranDr Selbi HanovaUNICEF, TurkmenistanTurkmenistanNAMultilateralism, Regionalism and Sovereignty
    22-10-20Prof. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Severine van BommelUniversity of QueenslandAustraliaYesGovernance of Complex Agri-environmental Systems and Development Interventions: An Interpretive Approach
     
    HoD : Prof. Devika Members - IARC : Prof. Kumar Sankar Bhattacharya, Prof. Hari Nair, Dr. Sunita Raina, Dr. Madhurima Das
    Coordinator - IARC : Prof. 
    Sailaja Nandigama
     

    The Academia-Industry Interfacing Committee (AIIC) at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at BITS-Pilani, Pilani Campus, endeavors to contribute to industry engagement through interaction with experts from industry. The broader agenda of the activities of the includes but not limited to connect the HSS Department, students and faculty, with industry experts, policy makers, practitioners and administrators to foster collaborative learning, curriculum development, skill development, entrepreneurial encouragement. The main activities that the AIIC plans to undertake include webinar series, invited talks and panel discussions.

     

    Academia-Industry Interfacing Committee (AIIC) – Webinar Series

    Webinar date

    Proposed by

    Invited by

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Topic

    26-3-22

    Academia-Industry Interfacing Committee (AIIC)

    Dr. Sushila Shekhawat

    Sandeep Sharma

    Morgan Stanley

    Building and effective career roadmap and importance of soft skills in career growth

    23-12-21

    Academia-Industry Interfacing Committee (AIIC)

    Dr. Virendra Singh Nirban

    Mr. Prannay Kumar

    Head Media & Communications, Telangana State Innovation Cell

    2021 Century Skills Requirements of Industry

    27 March 2021

    Academia-Industry Interfacing Committee (AIIC)

    Dr. Tanu Shukla

    Dr. L N Venkataraman

    Department of Policy Studies, TERI-SAS

    Academia-Industry Interfacing for a 21st Century Employment Readiness-Humanities Perspectives

    Dr. Madhurima Das

    Mr. Masoom Sachdeo

    Rebel Foods

    Dr. V S Nirban

    Mrs. Rekha Gade

    HR Advisor

    Dr. Tanu Shukla

    Mr. Salman Mahmood

    Food Corporation of India

     

    International Exchange Student Details

    Student's NameID.No.PhD SupervisorProfessor/s in-chargeYear & Duration of International CollaborationProgramme, University & CountryOngoing/ CompletedMoU with BITS
    Aayushi Malhotra2017PHXP0042PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2022 (August)Taoyaka Program Onsite Training 2022CompletedYes
    Mayuresh Vijay Bhise2017PHXF0418PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2022 (August)Taoyaka Program Onsite Training 2022CompletedYes
    Ruchika Sharma2019PHXP0426PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2022 (August)ILDP programme - Hiroshima University, JapanCompletedYes
    Shruti Majumdar2020PHXF0462PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2022 (August)ILDP programme - Hiroshima University, JapanCompletedYes
    Aayushi Malhotra2017PHXP0042PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2021 (January- September)ILDP programme - Hiroshima University, JapanCompletedYes
    Mayuresh Vijay Bhise2017PHXF0418PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2021 (January- September)ILDP programme - Hiroshima University, JapanCompletedYes
    Ruchika Sharma2019PHXP0426PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2021 (January- September)ILDP programme - Hiroshima University, JapanCompletedYes
    Neetika Mahajan2020PHXP0111PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2021 (January- September)ILDP programme - Hiroshima University, JapanCompletedYes
    Anjali Punia2020PHXP0037PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2021 (January- September)ILDP programme - Hiroshima University, JapanCompletedYes
    Merylin Das2020PHXP0033PProf. Sailaja NandigamaProf. Sailaja Nandigama (BITS Pilani) & Prof. Niraj Prakash Joshi (Hiroshima University)2021 (January- September)ILDP programme - Hiroshima University, JapanCompletedYes
    Punita Raj2020PHXF0428PProf. DevikaProf. K.S.Sangwan and Prof. Christoph Herrmann (TU Braunschweig)2021-2022 (Nov-Jan, visited in person 11-19 nov, 2021)IGCSM- TU BraunschweignCompletedYes
    Shivangi Priya2014PHXF007PProf. Pushp LataProf. Pushp Latafrom August 2016 to May 2017Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) in the University of UtahCompletedNo
    Vidhi Agarrwal2013PHXF0431PProf. Hari NairProf. GS Chauhan18-29 August 2018ILDP programme - Hiroshima University, JapanCompletedYes
    Shrija Srinivasan2016PHXF0411PProf. Sushila ShekhawatProf S.K.Choudhary18 -25 August 2019ILDP International On-site Training AdvancedCompletedYes