Dr. Pradip Kumar Das
Assistant Professor Department of Management, Sikkim University
Dr.Sumi Mary Thomas
Assistant Professor, Dept. of History CMS College, Kottayam Kerala, 686001 India
Alpha 1 Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201308
Dr. Smita Saxena and Debasis Maity
Gursewak Singh and Lakhveer Singh
Department of Geography, Punjabi University, Patiala
Mr. Amit Nag
Research Scholar of PhD Department of Law, Deshbandhu Chittranjan School of Legal Studies, Assam University, Silchar
One must learn to negotiate in a manner that is less competitive and adversarial, thereby invoking the potential for cooperation. By working together as “joint problem solvers” seeking joint solutions and not working against one another, the participants can “enlarge the pie” that is to be divided. This can be done either by negotiation, or with the help of an impartial third party who will act as mediator. If anyone has a problem with a person or organisation one deals with regularly for example a neighbor, ADR can mean a better, longer-lasting solution to one’s problem. It may also result in better communication with them in the future. The non adjudicatory dispute resolution methods are useful not only for small claims like motor accidents, family disputes and petty crimes but also as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism for the most complex matters, including those involving environmental disputes and intellectual property law disputes which were previously considered to be irreconcilable. In the emerging global markets there is need to resolve disputes quickly and inexpensively as well as amicably, suitably and productively, in order to maximize long-term interests and to maintain continuing commercial relationships. One can also use some ADR schemes as well as going to court or a tribunal. For example, mediation can help everyone focus on the issues that are causing the problem, making it easier for one to reach an agreement or for a judge to make a decision.
Librarian Kendriya Vidyalaya, Boudh, Odisha-762014
Semantic web technologies are popular in this time to find out the applications within the digital libraries and other context of e-resources. This paper mainly discusses the different components of semantic web and Resource Description Framework (RDF), a key enabling language of semantic web. Explore the practical applications of RDF in the Dublin Core and how it can be used in the National Digital Library of India one of the major implementations in the recent times and how these specifications used as an e-resource discovery tool. Also, develop a model of National Digital Library of India regarding their RDF or Metadata Status.
Dr.Vikram K. Joshi, Dr. Vijay D. Joshi,
Mr. Vincent Sahil Abraham & Ms. Manisha Raj
Amity University 192-C, Pocket J and K, Dilshad Garden, Delhi- 110095
Student , B.A (Hons) Economics G-9, Second Floor, Sector-22, Noida (201301)
With a rapid development in technology and opening up of new channels of purchase, there has been a paradigm shift in consumers shopping behaviour. There are certain factors that decide the purchasing attitude of consumers between online and offline markets. This study aims to analyse the shopping decisions of individuals and the factors that influence online purchase. The empirical section of the study is based upon primary data collected from 140 respondents through a detailed questionnaire. The study talks about the factors that influence purchasing decisions and the degree of risk involved in online services. The outcome of the analysis is based upon descriptive and regression analysis which highlights the relation between the psychological characteristics of young consumers and their shopping behaviour.
Debanjana Basu & Dr. Ishita Chatterjee
West Bengal, India
This study aims to observe the effect of studying in the different academic courses (science, humanities and commerce) and gender differences on relational aggression scale among students pursuing graduation in the city colleges. For this purpose, a sample of 180 subjects were selected from the final session in the age range of 18 to 20 years, out of which 90 were male students and remaining 90 were female students, 60 subjects representing each course respectively. Rapport was established with the sample to the extent possible and data were collected using the Relational Aggression Subscale developed by Loudin, Loukas, and Robinson (2003). Mean, S.D and one-way ANOVA were computed on the summarized scores which revealed that though there has been no significant effect of studying in the different degree courses on relational aggression, gender did have a significant effect. A significant combinational effect of gender and studying different courses on relational aggression was also identified in the given sample. Findings from this study corroborate previous researches from across different parts of the world that have underscored the relationship between gender and relational aggression. However, it fails to show any significant effect of pursuing academic courses on the scale of relational aggression in respect to the sample selected leaving researchers with the question to be investigated in future.
M.Phil Student Department of History, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow (U.P.) India
Zahoor Ahmad & Prof. (Dr). Dinesh Mandot
Department of History, Bhagwant University Ajmer (India)
Historically women have been worst victims of violence and other social evils. The role of women has been confined to child rearing and housekeeping having least decision making powers. Women are becoming the victims due to domestic violence and other social practices .the conflicting situation in Jammu and Kashmir has snatched the women’s right. Women are mostly identified with silence and considered as the weaker. Based on sample of 100 respondents and using an intensive approach through the case study method the study has been carried out in the rural and urban areas of Srinagar district. The focus of this paper is to highlight the problems of women in Kashmir and to trace the attitude of family members towards women in the study area. The authors found that these variables have a significant impact on women in Kashmir.
Associate Professor, Department of Home Science, Vaishali Mahila College, Hajipur, B.R.A. Bihar University Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
The research aims to explore study habits of high school children. Furthermore, an attempt has been made to see whether any difference exists between urban children and rural children considering seven domains using a standard study habit inventory. The sample included total 200 children, 100 boys and 100 girls of class 10. The data was collected and analyzed on the basis of methodology .The main objective is to ear mark the problem areas and environment mostly affect the study habits of the students. The study will help to identify the domain and an early intervention can help students to improve their study habits for better performance and to improve their academic achievement.
Dr. Anupama Sharma
Assistant Professor, Maharaja Surajmal Institute,C-4,Janakpuri,New Delhi-110058
Today’s Corporate culture is very competitive, challenging and dynamic. There is a cut throat competition in corporate entities around world to achieve targets. Human resources are very pivotal for success of any corporate in today’s competitive environment. Highly skilled workers are the first choice of every organization. A well trained, motivated workforce makes it possible to achieve the organization’s success. Now there is a need for every company to establish themselves as a brand so that they can attract highly skilled and talented persons for their companies. Employees branding is the base of Employer branding who work 24X7 hours for their employers to create a name for their company. Present paper tries to highlight the need of Employer Branding, problems associated with it and also to understand certain issues associated with it. It will further help in understanding the role of employer branding in sustaining the talent and attracting the high talented staff which serves as an assets for an organization and will help them to achieve core competency and competitive advantage for the corporate.
Dr. Yuvraj D. Nalwade, Dr. Mahavir.M. Shetiya, Dr. Santosh Parakh
The capital is an initial requirement of any business. Capital is a required amount, which is either in form of money or money’s worth, it means company does not need to raise or fulfill the requirement of capital through borrowing long term debt or issuing equity always. As in now modern era company has different alternatives to raise the funds andto operate the financial restructuring in such a way to get better outcome to minimize cost of capital. In this paper researchers covered the study about financial restructuring which primarily contains equity capital and debt capital. This study concerned with review of different types of financial restructuring.After this study, the researchersfound that company can raise funds or required amount of capital without raising debt and equity but they should have proper financial restructuring for the same.
Ph.D. Scholar Visva-Bharati University West Bengal India
Ms. Aditi Singh & Ms. Manisha Raj
Amity School of Economics Amity University, Noida, U.P.
Tending to natural issues requires extensive scale change endeavors in the vehicle segment. Numerous administrations, empowering feasible portability, see alternative fuel vehicles as an essential piece of an innovation portfolio focused at lessening contaminating discharges. In any case, shoppers' selection of alternative fuel vehicles is blocked by complex specialized and financial angles. The curiosity of this examination is to expressly investigate the effect of age on customers' dispositions towards alternative fuel vehicles and break down the dimension of information and the discernments that they have of alternative fuel vehicles. For this purpose, the type of research that is to be used in the paper is secondary. We distinguish the principle concerns identified with alternative fuel vehicles and recommend measures to defeat these worries. The mindfulness about new items among the customers affects their conduct in the long haul. The customers with information about items build up a mentality towards explicit items. A superior comprehension of the impacts of various ages on frame of mind forms is critical for structuring progressively powerful private and open methodologies for alternative fuel vehicles' advancement over an assortment of buyers. At the end of the study we will be able to assess the consumers’ perception towards alternative fuel vehicles and the parameters they consider while purchase as well as suggest appropriate improvements in the existing infrastructure.
Avinash V. Raikar
Associate Professor, CES College of Arts & Commerce, Cuncolim, Salcete, Goa. 403703
The food processing industry has a special role to play in the agriculturally dominant country like India. India’s dream of rural transformation can be achieved only if the food processing industry develops in the countryside. Since independence in spite of encouraging policy perused by the government food processing sector has not developed to the extent required and as a result every year agricultural produce worth of Rs. 92,651 crores get wasted. Hence, it is essential to develop food processing industry India. At present, there are about 39319 registered units that produce an aggregate output of approximately $ 144.5 billion. It employs approximately 1.77 million workers. In this study performance of 17 companies from the food processing sector are evaluated on the basis of financial ratios that broadly cover liquidity, solvency, stability, debt-coverage and management efficiency. Using the average for the period 2009-2018 the study evaluates the performance of selected companies operating under food processing sector by using MCDM method of SAW and TOPSIS. The weights of the criteria’s are objectively determined by the CRITIC method. The study identifies the five best-performing companies for portfolio investment.
Dr Kukreja Sumita
Assistant Professor, Maharaja Surajmal Institute
Asst. Professor Manisha Raj Amity School of Economics Amity University Sector 125, Noida
The research paper focuses on the current position of cashless India and what are the measures adopted by the government in order to improve the position of India as a cashless economy. India is a cash dominant country and going cashless is a challenging task. Due to lack of cyber security, poverty and illiteracy in India, it is highly challenging to make dream of cashless India come true. Major progress towards this goal was made in late 2016, when the government took steps to demonetize the country. Now, even small retailers and shop owners are using cashless models like Paytm for transactions. Under digital India programme, a key vision area is to provide with better and widespread digital infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, starting form delivering services to 1.3 billion citizens to promote and enhance cashless transactions. Going cashless will reduce cash related robbery and corruption and will also attract various foreign investors into the country.
Harshalatha M V and Dr.Umadevi M.R.
Department of studies in Education, Davanagere University Davangere, Karnataka
The study was conducted to develop the inquiry based learning programme for teaching physics, and experimenting it on the students studying in eighth standard and finding its impact on achievement in Physics.. “pretest-post test parallel equivalent groups experimental design” was followed for this study. After comparing the pretest and post test scores of both the experimental and control groups and applying statistical techniques, it reflected that there exists significant difference between the two groups. The students learning through inquiry based learning programme prepared by researcher were found to be better in their achievement in physics than the students learning through the traditional method of learning.
Dr. Nimai Shit
Deputy University Librarian University of Calcutta
The study investigates the effort of public library towards helping people developing motivation for lifelong learning. Structured questionnaire based survey method was employed to gather data from the library professionals in charge of five town libraries. The data gathered from the surveyed town libraries were analysed and it was found that public libraries provide various services to support lifelong learning. However, due to several constraints, the libraries are not able to offer all the facilities needed to create the desired environment that inculcate lifelong learning. The paper is the first of its kind to study the five town libraries, particularly in respect to examine role of libraries in helping people of all ages to developing lifelong learning. The present research may guide other researchers to carry out survey in other regions and among rural libraries as well.
Dr.K.Sudarsan and Mr.Kathari Santosh
Dr. Naveen Chandra Singh
Department of Geography M.M.H. College Ghaziabad-201009 Uttar Pradesh, India
Dr. Sweta Mahanta
Department of History Assistant Profesor, Darrang College Tezpur, Sonitpur, Assam, India Pin code -784001
The environmental protection is one of the core missions for humanity that involves cooperation in the international society including the possible use of trade to persuade environmentally friendly behaviour. On the other hand, unlimited free trade damages the environment through a lack of individual’s acceptance of norms and sets of values of the environmental costs caused by manufacturing. All in all, recuperative mechanisms are necessary at least to ensure its environmental outlook. World trade development has raised the issue of the relationship between trade and the environment. Like Is trade good or bad for the environment or not. The production of goods those are imported and exported, like others production, will often have environmental effects. However, will these effects increase or decrease with expanded trade or not. Will they affect the exporting nation, the importing nation, or the world as a whole or not. And whose responsibility is it to respond to environmental problems related with trade? Such questions have received a greater attention in recent years.
Shefali Chib & Dr Mahua Bhattacharjee
Department of Economics Amity University, Noida
Jyoti Chaturvedi & Dr. Shuchi Singhal
Manisha Suryabhan Meshram
Doctoral Scholar Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health School of Social Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067, India
Dipika Boruah & Prof. Polee Saikia
Deptt. Of Education,G.U.
Ismailamiya and Dr.P.Ashok Kumar
Dr. Mahuya Roy Karmakar
Political Science Former Research Scholar, Assam University, Silchar
Participation, a method of generating legitimacy in the political system, is one of the key indicators to measure individuals’ involvement in the governance. It is a process through which people can either recognize or nullify the power to be authority. Political participation does not imply only voting rather includes participation in whole political process like decision making, political consciousness etc. ‘Decision making’, popularly comes up with words like, ‘the action or process of making decisions’. The concept in the context of politics or political decision making refers to a process in which political parties, leaders, leadership compare and select principles, means and methods to be implemented in achieving goals and interests. This is affected by the level of citizens’ political participation, be it from inside or outside. In addition, to be an equal partner in the process of governance there arise the demand of equal participation both on the part of men and women. But it is unwondering that in most societies political participation by both sexes are at different levels depending on their social construction. The level of political participation by both sexes in developed states is diverse from that of developing and underdeveloped ones. This paper tries to examine the issue of political participation of women of Northeast India during last five Indian General and Assembly Elections. A comparative study based on secondary data has been made in order to bring into light the gap between both sexes in terms of their political participation and thereby their involvement in decision making process too.
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, Chennai-600005
Dr. Manish Seth
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Commerce, RGSC, BHU.
Dr.Jayanta Vishnu Das
Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Tezpur University
Dr Diptimayee Mishra
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Berhampur University, Ganjam, Odisha
Financial inclusion (FI) is a paradigm of overall development at the grassroot level. Odisha, being one of the poorest states in India need to be financially inclusive for the growth of its economy as well as to make its people financially stable, especially the rural mass. An attempt has been made in the present study to examine the various facets of financial inclusion in India and Odisha. The study has analysed the inter district variations in FI and the challenges and hindrances for Odisha to be financially inclusive. For the analysis secondary data from various sources have been used. It is found that although financial inclusion has enabled millions of rural masses to enter into the ambit of the formal banking system, still there are gaps and challenges that need to be addressed for making Odisha financially inclusive.
Dr. Vivek Kaushik
Principal Maa Gayitri Institute , Chandaus Aligarh Uttar Pradesh
One of the major sources of frustration in teaching is the child who exhibits “problem behavior”. Perhaps he interrupts the class with antics, perhaps he does nothing at all- even his assigned work- perhaps he steals, perhaps he cannot read. Somehow or other, every classroom seems to have one or more children behavior seems calculated annoy the teacher and to frustrate his best efforts. An analytical view regarding problem behaviour among the children is presented here with suggestions.
Nitya Nayar & Manu Pandey
Ph.D. Scholar, Centre for Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies Central University of Gujarat, Gujrat, India
In the 21st century, we are living in a liberal world, where the people can move to one place to another place without any restriction based on caste, class, religion, region and sex. Due to globalisation, people are migrating from their origin place to another place, the women are also a part of this process. Through the migration, the women get some beneficial opportunities and empowered themselves, but another side they are victimized to various types of gender-based violence such physical violence, mental and sexually harassment. Through the descriptive research method, the paper will try to explore the issue of violence against women that they are facing through the migration process.
Anjan Kumar Roy Choudhury
Department of Commerce, Assistant Professor, Vidyasagar Evening College, Kolkata, W.B.
Karishma R. Shah
Visiting Faculty, Swami Sahjanand College of Commerce and Management M.K. Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
Banking sector is one of the greatest growing sectors in India as it is having a huge network of bank branches with wide range of banking products for the customer. In a development of economy, a well performed banking sector is precondition. Financial performance of Bank can be evaluated for several reasons. Industry related stakeholders are connected with PSB like Shareholder, Government, Customers, Employees and Competitor and they need to know about the financial performance of the banks. The objective of the present study is to compare and analyze the financial performance (with help of financial ratio) of selected public sector bank in India working in India. The main conclusion of the study is that profitability scenario in State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank are very pretty during the study period. And State Bank of Mysore and Canara Bank are having weakest performance in particular ratio. High profitability scenario leads to very beautiful picture of public sector banks and which help to survive against competitive environment.
Prof Lata S. Koparde and Dr Sharada
Assistant Professor in Economics Govt First Grade College Tilavalli Hangal , Haveri
Dr R K Arya & Dr Swati Watts
Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad
Indian government has experimented with demonetization with strong conviction to take out black money. Perhaps there was no eradication on the black money. Perhaps there was no crackdown on the black money, but Government claims that at the end, they could nab some income tax payee and busted few shell companies. Whether cost was more than the benefits or vice versa, it is best known to the government but if one has to go by the Government version then it is good for demonetization. But whether cost can ensure that there will not be no cash accumulation in future, then it is all the more wishful but if it continues to repeat again and again, which according to our view it will then demonetization is considered as more painful. It is better that Government comes out with such measures which reduce the transactions to an extent, it is essential. So long as there are loopholes in the payment system, cash would continue to be generated.
P. Mohammed Buhari Saleem
Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Sadakathullah Appa College (Autonomous), Rahmath Nagar, Tirunelveli-627011
Commercial Bank provides services such as accepting deposits, lending business, auto, home loans and essential investment products for customers like savings accounts, term deposit and many more where bank in exchange compensate interest on investments and deposits. Some of the commercial banks in India are Indian Bank, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank, SBI, etc. This bank mostly deals with transactions from large business group or corporate as opposed to transactions from individual customers know as retail banking. Now a day, Modern commercial banks are termed as online commercial banks where they do not own any physical offices customer can fulfill all the transactions over the internet or over the phone.
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi-221005, India
Food security is access to enough food by all people at all time for an active and healthy life. India is truly development now and its income, infrastructure, per capita income has also developed. But the major problem faced by India is ‘the problem food management and its distribution’. First Millennium Development Goal states the target of “Halving hunger by 2015”. Sadly, the recent statistics for India present a very gloomy picture. India currently has the largest number of undernourished people in the world and this is in spite of the fact that it has made substantial progress in health determinants over the past decades and ranks second worldwide in farm output. The causes of existing food insecurity can be better viewed under three concepts namely the: ‘traditional concept’ which includes factors such as unavailability of food and poor purchasing capacity; ‘socio-demographic concept’ which includes illiteracy, unemployment, overcrowding, poor environmental conditions and gender bias; ‘politico-developmental concept’ comprising of factors such as lack of inter-sectoral coordination and political will, poorly monitored nutritional programmes and inadequate public food distribution system. Since the Millennium Development Goal could not be achieved by 2015, efforts to improve the food and nutrition sector have increased very rapidly. Priority has to be assigned to agriculture and rural development along with promoting women empowerment, ensuring sustainable employment and improving environmental conditions (water, sanitation and hygiene). As the problem is multi-factorial, so the solution needs to be multi-sectoral. This paper is focused on the several food security issues prevalent in the Indian scenario. It also covered the several development programmes taken up by the Indian government to counter various food security issues including several schemes and yojanas. India’s biggest challenge still remains to ensure food and nutritional security to its masses.
Dr. Dadul Dewri
Assistant Professor, Pub Kamrup College, Baihata Chariali, Assam
The problem illegal migration of Bengali Muslims from Bangladesh to Assam and India is a serious political issue. The incessant growth of Muslim population in several districts of Assam showed by the respective census reports has proved the fact of illegal migration of Bengali Muslims to Assam and India. There is a long history of migration of the Bengali Muslims to Assam and India which resulted in serious demographic and socio-cultural changes in the region. Historic Assam Movement was the protest movement against the illegal migration in Assam which aimed at establishment of legal and constitutional protection of the indigenous Assamese people in Assam and India. The National register of Citizen (NRC) was first prepared after the census report of 1951 to register the names of indigenous peoples and to restrict the illegal migration to the region. But the flow of illegal migration has never been stopped in the region. The Supreme Court of India in 2012 in a judgment had issued an order to the Central Government to update the NRC so to protect the interest of the indigenous Assamese peoples against the large scale illegal migration. Here in this paper attempt has been made to highlight the issue of illegal migration of Bangladeshi Muslims to the Assam and India and to discuss the Assam Accord and NRC as a measure to protect the indigenous Assamese people of Assam and India.
T.Sampathkumar and S.Rajesh Kumar
This study aims to examine the causal relationship between exports and economic growth in India data were obtained from UNCTAD over the period 1991 to 2017. The present study using Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) to examine the stationarity of the data series and the Granger causality was applied to test the causal relationship between Export and economic growth in India. The results shows that there is evidence of uni-directional causality between export and economic growth in India and the direction of causality runs strictly from economic growth to exports. In conclusion, this study provided support for growth-led export in case of India.
Nayan M. Gadhia
Accountancy/Commerce Associate Professor Shri S. D. R. Bapu Mahila Home Science College & Lt. M. J. Kundaliya English Medium Mahila Commerce College Chaudhary high school campus, Kasturba Road, Opp. Jain Derasar Rajkot 360 001.
Bank advance means the advances of a specific amount of money to a business enterprise or an individual by a commercial bank. Bank loan and advances plays a very crucial roal in banking sector. On one hand it’s generates interest income, which is the main sources of income for banks in the context of net profit. While on the other hand, if loan and advances get converted in to non-performing assets, then it’s burden bound to come on profit & loss and Balance sheet, both are going to be affected badly(negatively). This study is more relevant in the present environment, as the Indian banking sector is having a (facing) big problem of Nonperforming assets. The level of NPA is comparatively more & big in public sectors banks than in private sector banks. Banking sector needs to reduce and control its NPA to improve its productivity and profitability. Wherever necessary, additional preventive measures should be taken to control the NPAs. This study focus on GROSS-NPA, NET-NPA, NET-PROFIT, of a public sector bank (BANK OF INDIA) and a private sector bank (KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK). In this study, NET PROFIT and NET NPAs of two banks are taken to measure the correlation, and all GROSS NPA, NET NPAs and NET PROFIT are taken for tabular representation.
is a Research Scholar currently pursuing her Ph.D from Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. Her area of interest includes public administration and gender studies.
Sindhu Thomas and Y. Srinivasa Rao
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu, PIN: 620024
The Christian Missionaries always stood for all especially for the emancipation of the poor, lower castes, women etc. Even though they had the aim to propagate their religion, the missionaries of various societies like L.M.S.( London Missionary Society), C.M.S.( Church Missionary Society), Salvation Army, Lutherans etc. did tremendous work in the field of education and Health care. There is no doubt that the missionaries were the pioneers to start better education, better health care to all the people without any kind of discrimination. The medical missions entered the Indian subcontinent during the late 18th century. The earliest among them was the London Missionary Society which started work in 18th century in the Travancore State. To help the ignorant men and women out of the vortex of sickness and ailment the London Missionary Society started its medical service. In the field of medical care, LMS did a considerable amount of work in Kerala after 1838. The hospitals of Christian Missionaries brought all castes together, thus providing a new concept about man in a traditional society like that of Kerala. The Protestant women Missionaries contributed a lot for the medical and health care of the people in the Mission stations. They provided medical help to all patients whether rich or poor, high or low caste.
K. Muruganandan and
Assistant Professor of English Thiruvalluvar University Constituent Arts and Science College Kallakurichi Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
Assistant Professor (Law) Dr, Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University LDA Colony, Kanpur Road Lucknow-m 226012
Advancing equity for women through property rights and economic entitlements is pivotal in the journey towards women empowerment and is instrumental bringing forth the dawn of social change in India. The constitution of India not only grants equal rights but also equality of opportunities for women in all spheres of life for overall development and growth. Women who constitutes, half of the population is denied basic human freedoms and rights in the name of culture, religion, and social norm and customs. Majority of women in India are deprived of basic education, health facilities, employment opportunities and economic participation and adversely effecting their social development. The root cause for this is the traditional mind set and patriarchal norms prevailing in our culture which defines women as only nurturers and care-takers. In this paper a critical examination of the development of succession rights of Hindu women in ancient Hindu philosophy is taken to understand the deep-rooted problems in the property regime for the present day women.
Dheeraj Sudhakaran and Shivani Mehta
Jyoti Choudhary and Mahua Bhattacharjee
Student of Masters of Economics1, Associate Professor, Amity University, Noida Dept. Of Economics1, Amity University, Noida, India1
Shivani Khandelwal and Shivani Mehta
Amity school of Economics
Asst. Prof. of Economics, Govt. College Munnar, Idukki, Kerala
Ishita Singh and Megha Dhawan
Green revolution and development of drilling technology allowed intensive groundwater abstraction in North Indian states since mid-1960s without simultaneous evolution of institutions. Overuse of groundwater and lack of adequate planning, legal frameworks and governance pose a threat to sustainability of intensive use of groundwater resources in Punjab. More or less similar is situation in Jammu region of state of Jammu and Kashmir, where groundwater is being used intensively for irrigation. Keeping above scenarios in view, a deeper analysis of institutions for groundwater governance is essential in both north Indian states of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, which have ultimately leads to policy prescriptions for robust institutions for groundwater governance and help overcome serious problems associated with its abuse and misuse. The primary data and information has been collected from 180 water users each in agriculture from Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir state and Hoshiarpur district of Punjab state. The study reveals that energy subsidies to agriculture have resulted in over pumping of groundwater, declining water table levels, failure of tube-wells, and increasing diesel run pumping costs, with serious environmental consequences. Minimum support price for paddy, wheat and sugar have greater influence on groundwater use. Uncertainty of monsoon and existence of groundwater markets add further stress to groundwater resources. Therefore, there is need for a gradual phasing out of cross-energy subsidies. Conjunctive use of groundwater and surface water is capable of achieving much greater water-supply security, larger net water-supply yield, better timing of irrigation-water delivery, and reduced climate impact.
Research Scholar, Department of History, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, U.P
This paper explores historical dimension of the local roots of Dalit politics and their nature in Uttar Pradesh. This paper tries to examine the historical background and the factors that had shaped the political action of Dalits in Uttar Pradesh. This paper also tries to understand the factors responsible stimulating Dalit political consciousness. Existing studies on Dalit politics and history in India have mainly been centered on the Dalit movement and various aspects related to it. But we propose that Dalit politics is a product of the ideas and activism that were undertaken by various caste associations in the context of Uttar Pradesh.
(Research Scholar/ Assistant Professor) Department of Education Panjab University, Chandigarh
Distance education or long-distance learning is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school(Miller & Honeyman, 1993; Kaplan & Haenlein, 2016). Traditionally, this usually involved correspondence courses wherein the student corresponded with the school via post. Today it involves online education. Courses that are conducted 51 percent or more (Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 2013) are either hybrid (Tabor, 2007) blended (Cleveland-Innes & Garrison, 2010) or 100% distance learning. In present era, students are facing lots of problems when it comes to learning English. English is considered target language for the Indians. Students are reporting a lack of training for communication skills using the English language, insufficient hours of lectures and face-to-face interactions, a time consuming Intensive course and issues with downloading from the e-portal as the main factors making it difficult for the distance learners to learn English.
C. Suresh Kumar
Assistant Professor Department of Visual Communication Pondicherry University Puducherry
Associate Professor (Management) Jagannath international Management School, MOR, Pocket 105, Kalkaji, New Delhi-110019
Corporate Governance has become a ‘buzz word’ nowadays. As in today’s world the business is carried out by modern corporations where the ownership separates itself from management, it becomes the duty of board of directors not only to look after the interests of shareholders but also to take care of interest of other stakeholders. In the context of corporate governance the Indian banking sector has a special role to play as this sector has had a large public ownership which has now been divested to a great extent. The main reason for the application of corporate governance phenomenon in a manner which is different from that of other corporates is that in this sector the interests of other stakeholders i.e. depositors is more important than the shareholders or the Board of Directors. Also the banking sector is exposed to a number of risks such as credit risk, market risk and the country risk. The present paper is an attempt to appraise the development of corporate governance in Indian banking structure through the study of 10 banks including 5 public sector and 5 private sector banks.
Dr Ajay Kumar Singh and Dr Monalisa Das
MRP, ICSSR New Delhi , Department of Education, Assam University Silchar, Assam, India
Apart from genetic effect, Differences in socio-economic and other factors create individual differences which leads to variation in academic achievements of the students. The present study is an endeavour to explore the association of different social, economic and academic background of students with academic achievement in higher education for different social groups. Results obtained from reaction of 200 students of higher education enrolled in general and teachers’ training institutions reveals significant variation in academic achievement for different social groups and gender. Social stratification on the basis of caste is also associates imperative variation in academic achievement and the determinants furthermore depict diverse inclination for different social category. Learners of non-first generation in higher education are performing better to first generation learners; however the influence of socio-economic factors on academic achievement in these two groups is homogeneous. Students with desire to pursue further higher education are found more focused on their learning and hence performing well again. Family size is negatively associated with academic achievement in higher education. Thus higher density family is unsustainable for achievement in higher education and factor found relevant for students of urban or semi urban origin. Family environment plays an important role in determining social status and as well as educational attainment and hence found significant in students’ perception. Further influence of peer group is found positively supporting academic achievement in higher education. Students with influential personalities in their neighbourhood are performing better and considered as an important social predicator of academic achievement in students’ perception.
Dr. Meenakshi Yadav
Assistant Professor, Public Administration, Govt. Arts Girls College, Kota, Rajasthan
All nations, irrespective of their system of government, require some sort of administrative machinery for implementing the policies. There is immense importance of the civil service system in the administrative system which acts as most vital tool for governance of India. Today, the focus of public administration has changed from the preservation of law and order to the achievement of targets, to accomplish the goals rapidly with least waste and least failures. Earlier it was basically oppressive and control oriented and now it has become more regulatory and development oriented. Dignity, opportunity and justice have become the new watchwords and the role of bureaucracy is vastly expanded. The ‘negativism’ of regulatory administration is being reshaped into ‘positivism’ of competitive collaborations at national and international levels. Naturally a new democratic administration for 21st century in India is being envisaged to optimise the results of the politics of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation. Indian administration since independence could be best described as a confluence of the streams of continuity and change.
Dr. Abhijit Bhattacharjee
Assistant Professor, Jalpaiguri Law College, Jalpaiguri, west Bengal, India
The Right to Speedy Trial is not expressly Guaranteed Constitutional Right in India. Speedy Trial is the essence of Criminal Justice system and delay in trial by itself constitutes denial of justice. The Right to Speedy Trial has been held implicit in the broad sweep and ambit of Article 21 of the Constitution of India by the Apex Court of India in the Case of Maneka Gandhi v. Union of India on the ground that Justice delayed is Justice Denied. It is no doubt that there is still a judicial dilemma due to divergent opinions expressed by the Judiciary regarding the prescription of maximum time limit within which a trial should be completed and after the expiry of that period the accused should be acquitted in case the trial is not concluded. A sincere effort has been made by the Judiciary in making the right of an accused to speedy trial an effective and operative fundamental right under Criminal Justice System in India.