International Seminar on “Environmental Degradation, Sustainable Development and Entrenchment of Poverty : Issues and Policy Implications” schedules during 21-23 August at CKB College, Teok

The Department of Economics and Department of History of CKB College, Teok in collaboration with Assam College Teachers’ Association, Jorhat Zone is organizing a UGC Sponsored International Seminar on the topic entitled as “Environmental Degradation, Sustainable Development and Entrenchment of Poverty : Issues and Policy Implications” on 21st, 22nd & 23rd August, 2014 at CKB College, Teok, Assam.
Inviting all to the seminar for participation in all the days the organizing committee of the international seminar consisting of Dr. J. Bora, Executive President & Principal, Shri Tileswar Phukan, President and Coordinators Dr. Ranjit Ranjan Saikia and Dr. Rubi Nath, is aspiring to analyze the problems in depth through scholarly deliberations on the captioned subject.

Thematic Rationale: The environment is a prominent, but highly complex and multi-dimensional issue on the public policy agenda of Nations and the international organizations. The issue of environment is today perceived not simple as a narrow ecological problem of how to ensure a symbolic and congruent inter-face between man and his environment, but it has political, developmental, sociological and scientific ramifications, all of which are anchored to the new concept.

The importance of the contribution of the social sciences and technology to sustainable development has become widely recognized in the last two decades. This interest has arisen in response to growing awareness of and fear about environmental degradation affected by industrialization, the increasing pressure on resources due to higher demand from growing population and by increasing inequalities in access to resources.

Environmental degradation, development with sustainability, loss of bio-diversity, global warming, and protection of green economy, all are global and internationally debatable issues. These issues have to be addressed now; otherwise they portend danger and have serious negative implications for the future. Both the developing and developed countries are responsible for degrading environment whose negative impacts would endanger our future generations. All these put together inevitably make the study of environmental degradation categorically important. Since it is a global issue, it needs a global platform for all sections of the society, policy makers, educationists, social workers, NGOs, etc. to address the issue, discuss its problems elaborately and suggest some ways out.

Sub-Themes:
  • Environmental Degradation and Biodiversity Conservation
  • Causes & effects of Environmental Degradation
  • Issues related to Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Degradation and Sustainable Development Programme
  • Environmental Protection Policy
  • Literature & Environment
  • Related Topics
Plenary Speakers:

Professor Ranjan Chakrabarti 
Vice Chancellor 
Vidyasagar University, West Bengal
Specialized in Environmental History.

Professor Michelli L. Bell 
Department of Forestry and Environmental Studies 
& Chemical Engineering 
Yale University, USA 
Specialized in Environmental Health.

Professor Nilanthi Bandara
Head, Department of Forestry and Environment
University of Jayawardenepure, Sri Lanka
Specialized in Pollution Control Waste Management and Impact Assessment.

Professor Madan Koirala
Institute of Science & Technology
Central Department of Environmental Science
Tribhuban University, Nepal
Specialized in Mountain Environment.

Professor A.A.M. Amanat Ullah Khan
Department of Geography and Environment
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Specialized in Geography and Environment.

Professor A.P. Dimri
Department of Environmental Economics
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Registration Fee:
Rs.2500/- for Participants with paper
Rs.2000/- for Participants without paper
Rs.2000/- for Research Scholar with paper
Rs.1500/- for Research Scholar without paper
US150 Dollar for Participants from SAARC Countries
US100 Dollar for Participants from Non-SAARC Countries

Important Dates:
Last date of submission of abstracts: 30th May, 2014
Intimation of acceptance: 10th June, 2014
Last date of submission of full paper: 30th June, 2014
Last date of registration: 10th August, 2014
Spot registration only for participants without paper from 09:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs on 21st August, 2014

Mode of Payment: DD issued from any nationalized bank in favour of Principal, CKB College, Teok, payable at SBI, Teok Branch. Payment may also be made through direct deposit in the bank Account No.10758337518 (SBI, Teok Branch).

Accommodation: Accommodation can be arranged on request for outstation participants and the charges will be borne by the participants.

Details of Registration, Mode of Payment and Accommodation is available in College website www.ckbcollegeteok.com

About CKB College, Teok: In a charming natural atmosphere surrounded by beautiful tea gardens, fulfilling the needs of higher education in rural area in outskirt of Jorhat city, in the year 1959, at the initiative of a few distinguished educationists and with the active co-operation of the locality, CKB College, Teok was established as “Teok Purbanchal College.” Later on, in 1961 the College was renamed as “Chandra Kamal Bezbaruah College.” Chandra Kamal Bezbaruah was a very protagonist of education. His benevolent sons Late Dr. N. K. Bezbaruah and Late R. K. Bezbaruah donated about 100 bighas of land and substantial amount to construct the college at the initial stage.

The word ‘Teok’ belongs to ‘Tai’ language which means abundance of milk and ghee. This large belt of the eastern part of Jorhat district is inhabited by small agriculturist and agricultural labours. A large part of the population of neighbouring areas of the College belongs to Scheduled Caste and Mising community. CKB College, Teok is almost at an equidistance from Jorhat and Sivasagar. It is well connected by Bus from both the towns.

CKB College, Teok is a co-educational institution offering courses of Arts and Commerce. The Arts stream of the College was brought under deficit system in the year 1972 and the Commerce stream in 1996.

How to reach CKB College, Teok: CKB College, Teok is located by the side of 37, National Highway at about 25 kms east to Jorhat town. Regular day and night bus service is available from major cities of Assam like Guwahati and Dibrugarh.

Logistics facility from the Conference Venue:
Nearest Airport      : Rowriah, Jorhat (35 kms West)
Nearest ISBT         : Jorhat town (25 kms West)
Nearest Bus Stand : Teok (3 kms West)
Nearest Rail Station: Amguri (9 kms North)

For further enquiry, please contact:
Dr. Ranjit Ranjan Saikia, Call at 9435094675
Dr. Rubi Nath, Call at 9435489267
Email: seminar.ckbcollege@gmail.com
Website www.ckbcollegeteok.com

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