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International Seminar On "IT Industry in India-Prospects, Retrospects and Policies" Organized by Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia

International Seminar
 
On
 
IT Industry in India-Prospects, Retrospects and Policies
 
 
1-2 November 2007
 
To be Organized
by
 
 
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
JAMIA MILLIA ISLAMIA
(A Central University)
Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India
Tel: 91-11-26985243 Fax: 91-11-26985243
E mail: itseminar07@yahoo.com
Website: www.jmi.nic.in
 
About Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Jamia Millia Islamia, an institution originally established at Aligarh in United Provinces, India in 1920 became a Central University by an Act of the Parliament of India in 1988. Jamia Millia means National University. The story of Jamia’s growth from a small institution in the pre-independent India to a central university located in New Delhi-offering integrated education from nursery to research in specialized areas – is a saga of dedication, conviction and vision of the people who worked against all odds and saw it growing step by step. They "built up the Jamia Millia stone by stone and sacrifice by sacrifice," said Sarojini Naidu, the nightingale of India. It has seven faculties namely, Faculty of Education, Faculty of social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics. Besides, its seven faculties, it has a number of centres of learning and research, like Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC), Academy of Third World Studies etc. A large number of new research centres have also been set up recently.
 
 
About Department of Economics, JMI
Department of Economics is one of the oldest departments of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Department introduced its Bachelor’s Degree in 1971 and subsequently Masters Programme in 1977. A direct PhD programme is also offered. The course contents at Under- Graduate and Graduate levels are constantly updated to keep pace with the ever-expanding frontiers of knowledge. During the last decades the department has revised its courses, introduced new papers, updated the teaching skills of its faculty members and conducted workshops/seminars/conferences. Ours is one of the few departments in the country where teaching of computers was integrated with teaching of Economics way back in 1994.
 
The Department has a committed team of thirteen faculty members who specialize in International Finance, International Trade, Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Human Resource Economics, Agriculture and Rural Studies, Finance and Investment Analysis, Quantitative and Econometric Analysis and Computer Application in Economics. In recognition of its excellence and expertise we have also been granted the status of a resource centre for IT education by the University Grants Commission under the UGC sponsored project: Computer Application Programme to provide training to Research Scholars and Teachers in Econometric Software’s. Recently department has been granted assistance under UGC SAP.
 
In a short span of time the department has made its presence felt in a variety of professions. Some of our students have joined the Indian Civil Services, Indian Economic Services, Combined Defence Services, Banking Services, Academia and other Allied Services. Though the majority of them are in the established profession of teaching, yet recent trends show that our students are entering the emerging fields of print and electronic media, sales and marketing, advertising, administration and corporate sector. Some of our students are also working in advanced research centers / institutions, NGOs and foreign embassies.
 
Organizing of seminars, workshops, and extension lectures has been a regular feature of the academic programmes of at the Department. In recent years, the Department has organized the following national seminars:
 
 
"Poverty and Food Security in India – Problems and Policies"
A national seminar organized during February 18-19, 2003. The proceedings of the seminar were later published in a book form edited by Prof. M. S. Bhatt and published by Aakar Book House, New Delhi.
 
"Problems and Prospects of Empirical Research in Economics"
A national level workshop organized in collaboration with Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI), New Delhi during March 23-24, 2004.
 
"Decentralized Governance and Development-Promises, Performance and Prospects"
A national seminar organized during March 17-19, 2005 and sponsored by
Planning Commission, Government of India
 
"National Environment Policy-2006-Objectives Strategies and Implementations"
A national seminar organized during March 20-21 February 2007, in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution,Jamia Millia Islamia, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, Wetland International South Asia , New Delhi. The proceeding of the seminar are being published shortly.
An Active Placement Cell and Dissertation at MA level are another unique features of the Department.
 
 
Organizing Committee
 
Patron
Padma Shri (Professor) Mushirul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, JMI
 
 
Chairman
Prof M.S Bhatt, Head, Department of Economics, JMI
 
 
Convenor
Asheref Illiyan, Facutly of Economics, JMI
 
 
Members
1.   Prof. Naushad Ali Azad
2.   Prof. Shahid Ashraf
3.   Dr. Halima Sadia Rizvi
4.   Dr B Srinivasu
5.   Dr Indrani Roy Choudhary

Themes of the seminar

The seminar would focus on :

1.  Sustainability of Software Export
 ? 
Indian IT industry-Past, Present and Future
 ?  Size, Structure and Growth of IT industry
 ?  Market diversification
 ?  Emergence of China as a software competitor and its implication for India.
 ?  Product and service diversification
 ?  Improved quality, timely delivery and strengthening of security
 ?  R&D in IT industry

2. 
 Shortage of skilled manpower
 ? 
Demand -Supply Gap
 ?  Role of private institutions in supply of skilled manpower
 ?  Expansion of capacity in the existing premier institutions
 ?  Employability of Engineers in Software industry and need for bridge course
 ?  IT at Schools and Colleges
 ?  IT industry and Academic partnership

3
.   Burgeoning software export and weakening domestic software market.
 ? 
Need for increasing the PC per people ratio
 ?  Reducing the cost of hardware
 ?  Enforcement of copy rights laws and controlling of piracy
 ?  Need for increased reliance on IT in different walks of life for increasing
 ?  productivity and efficiency

4.   Booming software and lagging hardware base
 ? 
Possibilities of cooperation with ASEAN countries with respect to hardware production who have long experience and
     competence in the hardware production
 ?  Possibilities of providing more concession to hardware Production
 ?  Linkage between software and hardware.
 ?  Import intensity of software export and its implications

5
.  Policy of government towards software industry
 ? 
Policy of Central Government towards software industry
 ?  Role of Government in promoting infrastructural facilities to the software industry
 ?  Role and policies of state Governments in promoting software industry
 
6Socio-economic, psychological and health implications of IT industry
 ? 
Digital divide Regional variations in IT development
 ?  Development of Tier-2 cities
 ?  Security and Privacy implications
 ?  Issues of mental health and general well being
 ?  IPR and its implications

Call for Papers
 
Research papers are invited from Academicians, Professionals, Scientists, NGOs, Policy Makers, Research Scholars and people engaged in different fields of Information Technology and allied fields on any of the topics / themes mentioned above .
An extended abstract at least one but not more than two full pages (around 250 words ) should reach the organizing committee not later than 15 August, 2007. Abstract must contain full title of the paper, the names and affiliations of all authors, e-mail address and full mailing address of the principal author. The abstract must clearly describe the content of the presentation, broad aims, objectives, methodology preliminary findings and tentative conclusions.
 
Full paper (in duplicate) not more than 30 pages including tables, references and foot notes (Microsoft word, Times New Roman, font 12, 1.5 line spacing ) must be send to organizing committee on or before15, September 2007. Both abstract and full paper (hard copy and soft copy in C.D ) must be send to:
Prof. M.S Bhatt, Chairman, International Conference on IT Industry in India, Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islmia, New Delhi -110025 India (and also by e-mail to: itseminar07@yahoo.com, itseminar07@gmail.com). Participation without paper is also welcome.
All papers presented at the seminar will be published in proceedings available at the start of the seminar. Selected papers after peer review will be published in the form an edited book by a leading international publisher.
 
 
Important Dates
 
 
Last date for submission of abstract: 15, August 2007
Last date for submission Full paper:   15, September 2007
Intimation of acceptance of paper:     1, October 2007
 
 
Accommodation:
Accommodation will be provided subject to the availability of rooms in the university guest house.
 
Climate: In the month of November Delhi has very pleasant weather and the temperature is between 18 (minimum) and 22-24 degree Celsius (maximum). Visitors will require light woolen cloths and light suit will also be ideal.
 
 
Transport
IGI International Airport and Domestic Airport (Palam) are 35 and 25kilometers far from Jamia campus respectively. Pre-paid Taxis are available at the Arrival areas and charges will be about Rs. 260.00 and 200.00 respectively. Those coming by rails may alight at New Delhi or old Delhi Railway Junctions. Charges of prepaid Auto rickshaws and taxis will be Rs. 70 and 180 from New Delhi Railway Junction and Rs 80 and 225 from old Delhi Railway Junction. Delegates coming from southern part of the country may get down at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station. Pre-paid conveyance is available there too.
 
Co-sponsorship
Industries and intuitions may co- sponsor the event at the rate of Rs 25000/-(US$ 750 for overseas) per session. They can display a banner of the company and their product at the venue. They are also eligible to nominate two participants for the seminar without any additional fee.
 
Contact 
For further enquires and information please contact:
 
Prof. M.S Bhatt
 
Chairman, International Seminar on IT Industry in India, Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia, MMA JMarg, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi-110025, India .
 
Phone:91-11- 26985243 (office) , 91-11-26833723(Res), Fax: 91-11- 26985243
E mail: itseminar07@yahoo.com, itseminar07@gmail.com
 
 
OR
 
 
Asheref Illiyan
 
Convenor, International Seminar on IT Industry In India
Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islmai, New Delhi -110025 India
 
 
Phone:91-11- 26985243 (office) ,Mobile : 09891718160, Fax: 91-11- 26985243
E mail: itseminar07@yahoo.com, itseminar07@gmail.com

 

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