- Academic year: 2018-2019
- Beneficiary Country: India
- Submission deadline: 12 November 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
STIP Lecture "Sustainable Development: Role of Science, Technology and Innovation" by Dr R Chidambaram, chaired by Dr Harsh Vardhan | IHC, 26 September, 7:00 pm
- Project Associate
- Research Fellow
Research Paper "Frugality and Cross-Sectoral Policymaking for Food Security" by Bhaduri, Sinha & Knorringa
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Report of the Symposium on SDGs, Knowledge and Democracy: Re-imagining Purposes and Opportunities, held at SNU, Greater Noida
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
SIS Book Discussion | Marching with Billion: Analysing Narendra Modi's Government at Mid-Term| Sept 21 Invite
Center for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament,
School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi - 110067 India
[apeid.higher_education.bgk] A survey for 2017 World Teachers' Day: Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers!
Greetings from UNESCO Bangkok!
This year's World Teachers' Day (5 October) will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Training Personnel. To celebrate this landmark anniversary and in keeping with this year's theme, "Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers", we want to hear from you about the progress made and challenges still facing teaching personnel in higher education, and also spark a conversation around how to empower teachers by completing a short survey :
We will feature highlights from the survey on social media on 5 October and later on, so please follow us on Twitter at @UNESCO_AsiaPac and Facebook at Facebook.com/UNESCOBKK.
If you have any questions about the survey, please email: Educational Innovation and Skills Development, UNESCO Bangkok: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
P.S. We are thrilled to share our synthesis report and case studies on the 1997 Recommendation: Recalibrating Careers in Academia (UNESCO, 2017). E-copies are online, and please feel free to download!
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
RIS Special Lecture on "International Order and Rule of Law in Times of SDGs" by Irene Khan, DG, IDLO| New Delhi, 27 September, 6.30 pm
STIP Lecture "Sustainable Development: Role of Science, Technology and Innovation" by Dr R Chidambaram | IHC, 26 September, 7.00 pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Today IHC-ICRIER Urban Conversations Series Lecture "Imagining Water Secure Cities" by Arunabha Ghosh
IHC-ICRIER Urban Conversations Series
"Imagining Water Secure Cities"
Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment and Water
Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Board of Governors, ICRIER
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003
(Entry through Gate No. 3)
Monday, September 18, 2017, 7:00 pm
Dr. Arunabha Ghosh is a public policy professional and is the founder-CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water, since 2010. He has been actively involved in the design of the International Solar Alliance since inception and is founding board member of the Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN). With experience in 42 countries, he previously worked at Princeton, Oxford, UNDP (New York), and WTO (Geneva). Dr. Ghosh advises governments, industry, civil society and international organisations around the world.
With best regards,
Dr. Rajat Kathuria
Director & CE
Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
4th Floor, Core 6A,
India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
O: +91 11 43112460 / 43112460 / 24645218 X 460/461
F: +91 11 24620180
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Deprivacy | by Felicia Lamport [as appeared in the Judgement of Supreme Court of India on Right to Privacy]
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
CSRD, JNU organizes Interactive Workshop on Integrated Urban Water Management including Rainwater harvesting | 13 September
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Call for Applications: NITTTR-ITEC Advanced Certificate Course on Modern Library Practices at NITTTR, Chennai, India
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
- Science Diplomacy | 8-19 January 2018 | Last date for submission of Application Form to Indian Missions: 31 December 2017
- Learning South-South Cooperation | Last date for submission of Application Form to Indian Missions: 12 November 2017
- International Economic Issues and Development Policy (IEIDP) | 12 February to 9 March 2018 | Last date for submission of Application Form to Indian Missions: 15 January 2018
Call for Participation: International Conference on Burning Fields, Bio Fuels, and Bettering Farm life: Pursuing Responsible Research and Innovation through Mutual Learning | 11-13 September | IIT-Delhi
Burning Fields, Bio Fuels, and Bettering Farm Life:
Pursuing Responsible Research and Innovation through Mutual Learning
11-13 September 2017
Venue: Room # 213, Lecture Hall Complex (LHC), IIT-Delhi
Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society (MUSTS) Program, The Netherlands
The Centre of Excellence for Science, Technology and Policy, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT-Delhi
Programme Outline is enclosed.
Call for Papers: JNU TRCSS and SASH&KN Symposium on Sustainability Studies | JNU New Delhi | 26-27 September
Symposium on Sustainability Studies
JNU Researchers' Interaction
September 26-27, 2017; Committee Hall, Convention Centre, JNU
The TRCSS and SASH&KN invites research scholars, faculty and students, of all Schools and Centres of JNU to participate in an interaction that focuses on Sustainability and Sustainability Studies. We perceive Sustainability as a societal concern for creating and leaving behind for future generations social, economic and environmental conditions that promote the health and wellbeing of ecosystems and human beings. This is obviously a wide, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary area that requires transitioning to other kind of developmental path(s) and governance modes than has been dominant world-wide over the past decades. Much research in the university relates to these issues, and we would like researchers to use this platform of the TRCSS to share views and theoretical formulations, research methodologies and findings, innovative policy implications, among other dimensions of Sustainability so as to enrich this field of study and develop a contextualised South Asian version of how to conceptualise and operationalise Sustainability and Pathways to Sustainability.
We invite submission of abstracts by those who would like to present their M.Phil./Ph.D./Faculty research that relates to any dimension of Sustainability Studies, including but not limited to the following:
· Conceptualising Sustainability
· Food security
· The Political Economy of Sustainability
· Sustainability through gender/ caste/ class lenses
· Knowledge Generation for Sustainability
· Health and wellbeing of all
· Emerging Concepts related to Sustainability
· Sustainable and ecological health care
· Pathways to Sustainability
· Addressing Inequalities—Social Sustainability
· Examining the Sustainable Development Goals
· Economic prosperity and sustainability
· Science and technology studies from a sustainability lens
· Critiquing Sustainability
· Built Structures, Architecture, Aesthetics and Sustainability
· Planning for Sustainability
· Policy Approaches to Sustainability
· Local initiatives and Grassroots Innovations
· International Dimensions of Sustainability
· Governance and Sustainability
· Sustainability from a South Asia and Third World Lens
· Sustainable land use and green cover
· Assessing Sustainability Measures
· Environmental Integrity and Degradation
· Ecologically sustainable livelihoods and related knowledge systems
· Environmental Pollution and Remediation
· Climate change, mitigation and innovative sustainable adaptations
· Issues of Waste and Waste management
· Sustainable Regional Development
· Sustainable Urbanisation
· Multiple dimensions of Poverty
· Sustainable energy sources
· Production and Consumption Patterns
· Sustainable Rural Development
· Issues of Water; local to global water systems and issues of sustainability
· Literature, Arts and Culture for Sustainability
· Livelihoods, especially in the 'informal' sector
· Teaching Sustainability
· Conditions of work, social security and occupational health
We also invite faculty members who are interested in the area of related studies but do not wish to make a presentation to let us know, so we can interact and engage in other ways.
Last Date for submission of abstracts: 10th September. Abstract should not be more than 500 words. It submitted online to – email@example.com
Authors should clearly mention their complete name, affiliation or programme of study (M.Phil./Ph.D.), Centre and School in JNU along with the title of the presentation and an abstract.
Note: TRCSS is considering award/recognition for outstanding papers of research students. For this, interested students must submit their complete papers by September 22, 2017.
TRCSS Members: Ritu Priya, Dinesh Abrol, Pranav N. Desai, Ramila Bisht, Atul Sood, Sucharita Sen, Milap Punia, Archana Prasad, Bikramaditya K. Choudhary, Pradeep Shinde, Vikas Bajpai, Pravin Kushwaha
Transdisciplinary Research Cluster on Sustainability Studies (TRCSS), JNU is a collaborative initiative of four Centres within the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, namely Centre for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH) and Centre for Informal Sector & Labour Studies (CIS&LS). South Asia Sustainability Hub & Knowledge Network (SASH&KN) is a joint initiative of JNU and STEPS Centre, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, UK.
Monday, September 4, 2017
Call for Feedback: UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations 2017
University Grants Commission (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations 2017
University Grants Commission had constituted a Committee of experts to look into issues of Plagiarism and recommend some institutional mechanism to eliminate the scope of this menace in higher education system in the country. The objective of the regulations is to promote academic research and deterrence from plagiarism by developing systems to detect plagiarism. As a result, the Committee emphasized on the needs to refer plagiarism in a broader way by putting appropriate systems and checks in place.
The draft University Grants Commission (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Education Institutions) Regulations, 2017 prepared by the Committee is attached herewith for observations and suggestions of stakeholders. The Feedback and comments on the above draft may be sent to UGC on firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 30th September, 2017.
(P.K. Thakur, Secretary, UGC).
Sunday, September 3, 2017
AJIP Papers "Inclusive Innovation in India: Contemporary Landscape" & "Inclusive Innovation in India: Historical Roots" | by VV Krishna
Saturday, September 2, 2017
New Report | Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Vol. I - National Study
Greening the Grid: Pathways to Integrate 175 Gigawatts of Renewable Energy into India's Electric Grid, Vol. I - National Study
by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (USA), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA), Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (India), and the United States Agency for International Development (USA), June 2017.
The use of renewable energy (RE) sources, primarily wind and solar generation, is poised to grow significantly within the Indian power system. The Government of India has established a target of 175 gigawatts (GW) of installed RE capacity by 2022, including 60 GW of wind and 100 GW of solar, up from 29 GW wind and 9 GW solar at the beginning of 2017. Using advanced weather and power system modeling made for this project, the study team is able to explore operational impacts of meeting India's RE targets and identify actions that may be favorable for integration.
Our primary tool is a detailed production cost model, which simulates optimal scheduling and dispatch of available generation in a future year (2022) by minimizing total production costs subject to physical, operational, and market constraints. Our team comprises a core group from the Power System Operation Corporation, Ltd. (POSOCO), which is the national grid operator (with representation from the National, Southern, and Western Regional Load Dispatch Centers) under Ministry of Power, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), and a broader modeling team that includes Central Electricity Authority (CEA), POWERGRID (the central transmission utility, CTU), and State Load Dispatch Centers in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh. Our model includes high-resolution wind and solar data (forecasts and actuals), unique properties for each generator, CEA/CTU's anticipated buildout of the power system, and enforced state-to-state transmission flows.
Assuming the fulfillment of current efforts to provide better access to the physical flexibility of the power system, we find that power system balancing with 100 GW of solar and 60 GW of wind is achievable at 15-minute operational timescales with minimal RE curtailment. This RE capacity meets 22% of total projected 2022 electricity consumption in India with annual RE curtailment of 1.4%, in line with experiences in other countries with significant RE penetrations (Bird et. al. 2016). Changes to operational practice can further reduce the cost of operating the power system and reduce RE curtailment. Coordinating scheduling and dispatch over a broader area is the largest driver to reduce costs, saving INR 6300 crore (USD 980 million) annually when optimized regionally. Lowering minimum operating levels of coal plants (from 70% to 40%) is the biggest driver to reduce RE curtailment - from 3.5% down to 0.76%. In fact, this operating property is more influential than faster thermal generation ramp rates in lowering the projected levels of curtailment.
While this study does not answer every question relevant to planning for India's 2022 RE targets, it is an important step toward analyzing operational challenges and cost saving opportunities using state-of-the-art power system planning tools. Further analysis can build upon this basis to explore optimal renewable resource and intrastate transmission siting, system stability during contingencies, and the influence of total power system investment costs on customer tariffs.
Table of Contents
2 Study Scenarios, Assumptions, and Methodology
3 Customizing the Model for the Indian Context
4 Operational Impacts of 175 GW RE
5 Strategies to Improve RE Integration
6 Impacts of Other RE Targets on the Indian Power System