Event sponsored by the Infinity Foundation, NJ, USA
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Infinity Foundation Sponsored Papers:
Report from Matthijs Cornelissen, PhD
Report from Peter Fenner, PhD
Report from Sangeetha Menon, PhD
Convener: Prof. G. Henry, Principal, FMN College
Joint Convener: Dr. V. George Mathew, Professor & Head, Dept. of Psychology, University of Kerala
Convener, NAOP: Dr. Anand Prakash, University of Delhi
Conference conductor: Dr. Matthijs Cornelissen, Sri Aurobindo Asram, Pondicherry Conference Secretary: Fr. Dr. Jose Puthenveed, Head, Dept. of Psychology, FMN College, Kollam, Kerala 691 001
All six heads of Departments of Psychology in Kerala University are members in the Organising Committee. There is one member from USA (Dr.Stuart Sovatsky) and another from Bangalore (Dr. Sangeetha Menon).
Prof. Janak Pandey, Director, GB Pant Institute of Social Sciences, Allahabad is the conference President.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0474 749614 (Secretary)
email@example.com 0474 743387 (College) 0474 530145 (Animation Centre)
Formerly called Quilon in English, Kollam is a historical port town, recently declared a city.
It is a tourist spot, with a large spread-out lake having eight branches. Kollam is about 70 kilometres north of Thiruvananthapuram, (Trivandrum) the state capital, along the national highway. Kollam is a major Railway station en route to Thiruvananthapuram.
The inaugural and valedictory sessions will be held in the auditorium of the FMN College, close to the Kollam Railway station. All other sessions as well as accommodation will be at the Christu Jyothis Animation Centre, at Kottiyam, 11 kilometres south of Kollam. The NAOP General Body Meeting will Be aboard the boat Astamudi.
11 A.M. Inauguration
2 P.M. Symposium on Traditional (Ancient) Indian Psychology
9 A.M. Status of Psychology in India Today Issues & Problems (Evaluation of Overall achievements in different areas of Psychology in comparison with Traditional concepts and approaches in these areas)
2 P.M. Strategies for Professionalisation of Psychology, incorporating Ancient Oriental Wisdom to solve present day problems, integrating Indian Psychology with modern Western Psychology.
5 P.M. NAOP General Body Meeting
9 A.M. Psychology for National Development: Application of a truly indigenous, Meaningful Psychology capable of understanding Psychology of Indians to solve Current problems associated with globalisation, privatisation, liberalization, Gender issues, minorities, etc.
2 P.M. Valedictory session
Papers on the above themes may be sent to Fr. Dr. Jose Puthen Veed, Conference Secretary, Dept. of Psychology, FMN College, Kollam, Kerala 691 001 on or before 30th September. Those who desire to get their full papers printed in the souvenir should send the same before this date, preferrably by e-mail.
The conference marks a change in conference culture in India, combining Eastern Wisdom and depth with Western exactness and precision. Every session will begin with Bhajans and meditation.
There will be some invited lectures in all sessions. Every paper presentation will be timed according to a Previous schedule, the time allotted depending on closeness to the conference theme: Integration of Traditional Indian Psychology with Modern Western type of Psychology. There will be Durganand Sinha awards to students presenting best papers. At least three experts in the field of Psychology of Consciousness/Transpersonal Psychology from USA will be delivering invited lectures. There will be a cultural program on 22nd evening, consisting of traditional Kerala arts.
The Registration fee is Rs.100 (Rs.50 for students) for the whole conference. This covers Accommodation and food. We shall endeavour to provide local transportation also if we are previously informed of the time of your arrival at Kollam.
Participants are requested to try to get travel expenses from their parent institutions. If you are unable to get travel expenses from your institution we shall try to give TA, as per rules, on a priority basis depending on the availability of funds as well as closeness of your paper to the conference theme.
Postal Address: ..
Email: Fax: ..
Title of Paper you desire to present, if any: . (attach abstract and if possible, full paper)
Details of draft enclosed for Rs .drawn on any bank at Kollam, drawn in favour of Convener, National Psychology Conference, payable at Kollam: Draft No .. Date . Bank:
Food Preference: Veg/Nonveg.
You need to fill-in the following only if you are unable to get travel expenses from your parent institution:
I certify that I am unable to get travel expenses from my parent institution. I request that I may be given TA as per rules.
We shall inform you before 30th September, if we are in a position to reimburse your travel expenses.
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