National Seminars / Conferences

•Two-day National Seminar to commemorate 200 Years of Indian Vernacular Journalism & Mass Communication: Bicentennial Celebration of ‘Bangal Gazetti’,</strong> The First Vernacular News Paper In India to be held during 27-28 October, 2017 at the Azad Bhavan, IB Block, Plot No. 166 Sector III, Salt Lake. Kolkata, West Bengal 7000106 joint organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies and kolkata society for Asian studies.

• Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata In collaboration with Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University Organised by A National Seminar “China’s OBOR Strategy and Global Responses” On 28 August 2017

• Two Day National Seminar onTrade at India’s Border with the Neighbouring Countries: Challenges and Prospects Venue: Sikkim University Date: 18th and !9th October, 2013.Click for more details

• MAKAIAS is organizing a One day National Seminar on ‘Swami Vivekananda: Eternal Journey towards Truth’ on January 29, 2013 at Azad Bhavan, MAKAIAS, Kolkata on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Swami Vivekananda (1863 – 2013).
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• Dr Swarupa Gupta, Fellow, MAKAIAS, organised / convened, and made a short presentation in a National Seminar on 'Nationhood and Identity Movements in Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Times' (theme of Asia Annual 2010) held on 5 October, 2010 at Azad Bhavan, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta

• Dr Swarupa Gupta, Fellow, MAKAIAS, chaired a session (invited) entitled 'Ideology of the Congress Leaders' in a National Conference on 'The Indian National Congress and the Struggle for Independence', organised by Loreto College, Calcutta, in collaboration with Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta, on 30 September 2010

• Dr Swarupa Gupta, Fellow, MAKAIAS, gave an invited presentation: 'The Idea of Freedom in Bengali Nationalist Discourse', in a National Conference on - The Indian National Congress and the Struggle for Independence - organised by Loreto College, Calcutta, in collaboration with Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta, on 30 September, 2010

• National Seminar of MAKAIAS in collaboration with Rajv Gandhi University, titled 'Arunachal Pradesh: Issues of Modernity and Tradition', 7-8 September, 2010 at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

• One-day National Seminar followed by a week long photo exhibition on "A journey through stil well road"during June 23-30-2010 in collaboration with Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Kolkata.

• Dr. Swarupa Gupta, Fellow, MAKAIAS, delivered a Memorial Lecture (Invited) at the Institute of Historical Studies on 24 April 2010. This was the Professor H.L. Gupta Memorial Lecture, 2010-2011. The topic of the lecture was 'Facets of Freedom in Bengali Nationalist Discourse'

• Dr. Binoda K. Mishra, Fellow, MAKAIAS, presented a paper entitled "India and China in the 21st century : Compelled to Compete" in a National Seminar entitled "China and the Contemporary world" organize by the department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata during March 4-5, 2010.

•National Seminar on "Alternative Paradigms of Security in Asia" organized by MAKAIAS in collaboration with the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calcutta, on October 15-16, 2009.

• The Chaina Centre, University of Calcutta and MAKAIAS organized a lecture on "Challenges to China's Unity in the early 21st Century" by Professor Monoranjan Mohanty, Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, on August 21, 2009.

• A National Seminar on Addressing Security and Development Issues in Assam” organmzed by MAKAIAS at Guwahati held on March 28, 2009.

• A National Seminar on “Islamic Society in Kerala after independence- Problems and Perspectives” organized by MAKAIAS in collaboration with the Malabar Institute for Research and Development, Kozhikode; Keraleeyan Smaraka Samithi, Calicut at Calicut during January 16- 17, 2009.

• The National Education Day was observed to commemorate the 120th Birth Anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and in respect to that the Azad Memorial Lecture was delivered by Professor Peter Ronald de Souza, Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS) Shimla on November 11, 2008.

• Professor Shereen Ratnagar, former Professor Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University delivered a Lecture on September 27, 2008 at the Seminar Room of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities Calcutta University, organized by MAKAIAS.

• A National Conference on “Representing People, Redefining Society Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Popular Culture” was organized by MAKAIAS in collaboration with the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calcutta on August 28-29, 2008 at the Auditorium of the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calcutta.

• Dr. Suchandana Chatterjee, Ms. Arpita Basu Roy and Ms. Priya Singh, Fellows, MAKAIAS participated in the Fourth IAAPS Conference at Viswa- Bharati, Shantiniketan during August 22-24, 2008.

• A One Day Seminar on “Urban Experiences: India, China and Chinese Indians” was organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at the Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Calcutta, in association with the ORF India China Centre supported by Kolkata Municipal Corporation and MAKAIAS on August 5, 2008

• Sri. Soumya Kanti Mitra, Fellow, MAKAIAS and Dr. P.K. Sengupta, former Consultant (F&A) of the Institute attended a Two- Day National Seminar on “Origin, Migration and the other Aspects of Culture of the Singphows” held on June 27-28, 2008 at Guwahati.

• Ms. Monika Mondal, Fe1low, MAKAIAS, participated and presented a paper entitled “Marginalized Groups: Problems and Internal Displacement in Contemporary India” at the ‘National Level Seminar on “Marginalized Groups: Problems and Prospects in Contemporary India” held on March 5-6, 2008 at Vidyasagar University.

• A National Seminar on “Sunderbans Biodiversity-Threats, Managements & Conservation” was Organized by MAKAIAS in collaboration with the Department of Marine Science, University of Calcutta at Sunderban, West Bengal during January 5-7, 2008

• The institute organized a National Symposium on ‘Administrative Reforms for Economic Development in Northeast India at Shillong on 12 July 2007.

• A Two Day National Conference on ‘Sikkim in the Perspective of the Development Dynamics of East and Northeast India” was organized by MAKAIAS in collaboration with the Eco-tourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim (ECOSS) at the Chumbi Residency, Gangtok on November 19-20, 2007.

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