Major Events of the University

Prof. Shibdas Bandopadhyay of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata will deliver a lecture on 'Questionnaire Designing' from 2.30 pm in Economics Department on 26th November 2019. Interested Ph.D. Research Scholars of the University may join the lecture. More

Title:Eight decades of correlated electrons
Speaker: Arghya Taraphder, IIT. Kharagpur

Date and time:13.11.2019 at 3.30pm

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Title: Physics of Cosmological reionization
Speaker: Sourav Mitra, Surendranath college

Date and time:13.11.2019 at 4.30pm

Venue: Prof Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture theatre

The Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
is organizing the Kuruvila Zachariah Memorial Lecture, which will be held on 7th November 2019 at 11 am in the AJC Bose Auditorium.
Professor Deepak Kumar, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University will be delivering the lecture on
"Why HISTEM? And How to do It".
We would be delighted by your presence on this occasion.
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Department of Geology cordially invites you to a Special Lecture
on
“Advanced Seismic Tools for Subsurface Imaging and their Applications to Indian Provinces”
Speaker: Dr. Kalachand Sain
Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
Date and Time: 6th November, 2019 at 4 PM
Venue: OLT, Department of Geology, Presidency University, Kolkata

Title "The thermodynamics of particle physics”
Speaker: Prof. Abhijit Bhattacharyya, Calcutta University
Date & time: 6th November, 2019, 3:40 pm
Venue: Prof Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

The Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata is going to organize
the Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture series- 29
on 23rd October 2019 Wednesday at 3PM in the Rajendraprasad Sabhaghar, Department of Hindi.
Dr. Shaon Nandi, Department of Bengali, Presidency University will deliver a lecture on
"Poetry in Hindi Movie Songs".

All are cordially invited.

The Department of English is happy to host the
Games and Literary Theory 2019 (GamesLit 2019) Conference,
the first of its kind in India.
We welcome our keynote speakers, Dr Diane Carr (University College, London), Ms Leena Kejriwal and Mr Satyajit Chakrabarty (indie games designers and the team behind the game, Missing) and our speakers and guests from across the world.
For more details about the conference, please see the conference website: https://gameslit2019.wordpress.com.
Those who are interested in participating in the panel 'Gaming and Graphic Cultures in India' in the Games and Literary Theory 2019 Conference may please submit your abstracts.
For more details see: https://gameslit2019.wordpress.com/panel-gaming-and-graphic-cultures-in-india/.

Title: Satyendra Nath Bose and the development of quantum mechanics.
Speaker: Prof. Robin Banerjee, SNBNCBS

Date & time: 16th October, 2019 at 3.40 pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture hall, Physics department, PU

Economics Department Special lecture
Prof. Uttam Sarkar, IIMC
"Applications of Social Network"

25 October 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

Economics Department Faculty Colloquium
Dr Premchand Varma Dommaraju, Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore
"Demographic Change and Ageing Policies in Singapore"

13 November 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

Economics Department Faculty Colloquium
Dr. Bikramaditya Datta, IIT, Knapur
"Delegation and Learning"

04 December 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

Economics Department
Dr Tannista Banerjee, Auburn University
Interaction with PG students on prospects of PhD program in US

11 December 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

Economics Department Faculty Colloquium
Dr. Reetika Jain, CDS Trivandrum
" Do job reservation hurt firm performance? "

16 December 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

The Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata is organizing the First Satadru Sen Memorial Lecture, which will be held on 25th October 2019 at 11 am in the AJC Bose Auditorium. Professor Pius Malekandathil, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University will be delivering the lecture on Indian Ocean circuits and the Indian Merchants: a case study on the nature of "Indian merchants capitalism Poster More..

Economics Department, Presidency University and Oikos, Economic Society will organize an interactive session with
Dr. Bimal Jalan, Ex-Governor, Reserve Bank of India and alumnus of Presidency College
on 18th October, 2019 at 11.30 A.M. P.C. Mahalonobis Auditorium, First Floor, Baker Building

Economics Department, Presidency University is organizing an International Conference
on
"Issues in Economic Theory and Policy" on 26-27 December 2019.
The Nirmal Kanti Majumdar lectures will be given by Prof. Debraj Ray (New York University), Prof. Amartya Lahiri (University of British Columbia) and Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics).
Last date for submission of abstracts is over.
Faculty/researchers who want to attend the conference (without presenting) may register by paying Rs.1000 (inclusive of GST) and emailing us at presiecon2019@gmail.com
Registration fee for foreign participants is USD 25 (inclusive of GST)
The fees will cover seminar kit, lunch on both days and all refreshment.
HOW TO REGISTER Pay Registration Fees (DOMESTIC) Poster More..

The Department of English presents
READING CASTE AND THE IDEALISM/ MATERIALISM DEBATE
for the September Talk of the Month 2019
by Subro Saha ICON PhD Fellow, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Amity University
September 25, 2019, Wednesday, 3.30 pm at TNS Lecture Hall, Main building, Presidency University
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Department: Physics
Speaker: Prof. Raja Paul, IACS
Title of Talk: Search and self-organization in physical systems


Time: 25th September, 2019, 3:30 pm
Venue: PLT-2 (Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall)

Economics Department Faculty Colloquium
Prof. Amitabh Kundu,
Professor (retired), CSRD, JNU, New Delhi
and
Distinguished Professor,
Research and Information System For Developing Countries, New Delhi
Migration and Employment Trends in India: Evidence from Population Census and NSS
Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department All are welcome.

Topic : Linguistics
Speakers:
Prof Probal Dasgupta (Ex-Professor, LRU, ISI Kolkata)
Prof Mina Dan (Professor, Department of Linguistics, Calcutta University)

Date, Time, Venue
11.09.2019 at 2PM, PC Mahalanobis Hall, Baker Building,
Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are cordially invited.
Poster

The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Tagore Lecture Series-02,
Speaker : Prof.Vijay Kumar Bharty,Dean,Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol,WB,
Topic :‘साहित्य और इतिहास के अन्तः संबंध /‘Litrature and History: Interrelation’
Date&Venue:Wednesday , 11h September 2019 at 3PM at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata

আগামী ৪ সেপ্টেম্বর (বুধবার) ২০১৯ দুপুর ২টোয় বাংলা বিভাগের জীবনানন্দ সভাকক্ষে একটি আলোচনা-সভার আয়োজন করা হয়েছে।
বিষয় : "বাংলা ভাষা ও সাহিত্যে মানবীচেতনা" (Bengali Language and Literature : Feminist Approach)
আলোচক :
ড. ঊর্মিলা চক্রবর্তী
(কবি, অনুবাদক ও প্রাক্তন অধ্যাপক, ইংরেজি বিভাগ, উত্তরবঙ্গ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়)
ড. বিনতা রায়চৌধুরী
(কথাসাহিত্যিক ও প্রাক্তন অধ্যাপক, বাংলা বিভাগ, বিজয়কৃষ্ণ গার্লস কলেজ)
ড. মফিজ উদ্দিন
(সহকারী অধ্যাপক, বাংলা বিভাগ, প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়)
ড. শান্তি সরেন
(সহকারী অধ্যাপক, বাংলা বিভাগ, প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়)
বিভাগের পক্ষ থেকে আগ্রহী সকলকেই আমন্ত্রণ জানাই। আমন্ত্রণপত্র

Faculty Colloquium
Dr. Bikramaditya Datta, IIT Kanpur will deliver a lecture on
"Delegation and Learning"

on Dec 11, 2019, at 3:30 pm
Venue: Dipak Banerjee Lecture Room

Physics colloquium :
Title: Space Exploration: Why the moon ?
Speaker: Dr. Ramkrishna Das (SNBNCBS, Kolkata)


Date & time: On 4th September at 3.30 pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychowdhury Lecture Hall, Department of Physics, PU

Departmental seminar
Title: Demystifying the Quantum World
Speaker: Asit K. De, SINP, Kolkata
on
August 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Dept. of Life Sciences, Presidency University in association with IndiaBioscience
Will conduct a one-day workshop on
‘Crafting your Career’ on Sep 20th, 2019
Venue: P.C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University
Last date to register: Sep 5th, 2019
For more details and registration, please visit:
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First Principles Simulation: The glue that binds materials, models and mechanism.
Indra Dasgupta
School of Physical Sciences
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032
Date & time: 21-8-2019 at 3.30pm

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The twentieth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Anirban Mukherjee
University of Calcutta
“Political Economy of Identity Formation: Theory and Evidence from India ”

21 Aug 2019, 03:30 pm
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The twenty-first lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay
Great Lakes Institute of Management

“Forced Displacements: The Issue With Land”
28 Aug 2019, 03:30 pm

The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Tagore Lecture Series - 01
Speaker : Prof. Soma Bandopadhyay, Honourable Vice Chancellor, The West Bengal University of Teacher's Training, Education Planning And Adminstration, (WBUTTEPA), Kolkata
Topic : “ रवीन्द्र साहित्य : विविध पक्ष /Rabindra Sahitya : Vividh Paksh" Date & Venue : Wednesday, 14th August 2019 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhaghar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

Physics Colloquium
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm
by
Prof. Palash Baran Pal
Department of Physics, University of Calcutta
on
Unification of forces

Abstract
I will discuss, starting from Newtonian times, how physicists have tried to understand different forces in a single unified framework. The pursuit includes Maxwell's unification of electricity and magnetism, and modern gauge theories of interaction, leading to the idea of grand unification.

The Department of History cordially invite you to the 2019 Susobhan Chandra Sarkar Memorial Lecture, scheduled to be held on 19 August 2019, at 4 pm. The event is jointly organised by the dept. of History, Presidency University & Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad.
Speaker: Prof. Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Professor in History (Retired), Department of History, University of Calcutta.
Topic: “History, Memory and Culture”
Date & Venue: Monday, 19 August, 2019 at 4 PM. at AJC Bose auditorium, PU.
All are welcome.
Poster

Department of Political Science , Presidency University and Institute of Deleopment Studies, Kolkata invite you for discussion of the book Limits of Bargaining on 7th Aug 2019at 3:30 PM at AJC Bose Auditorium.

The commute of cancer to its targeted therapies
Dr. Sumita Sengupta
Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
University of Calcutta

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The nineteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Prabirendra Chatterjee,
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
“Fake Media Content, Cognitive Dissonance and Confirmation Bias ”
September 11, 2019
3:30pm

A Two days International seminar will be organized by the Department of Bengali in collaboration with ISBS on 12 & 13 September 2019 at Presidency University. Venue : AJC Bose Auditorium
All are welcome.
Please, see the details in card.
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10th International Conference on Statistical Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, November 26-29, 2019
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FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The eighteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Sougata Poddar
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University, USA
“Innovation, Diffusion and Shelving ”

August 14, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The seventeenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Parimal Bag,
National University of Singapore
“Aspiring Parents and School Contest ”

August 07, 2019: 3.30 PM Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Life Science Special Seminar 2019
Speaker: Padma Shri Darshan Shankar, The Vice-Chancellor, University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Science and Technology, Bengaluru
Title: Leadership in the transformation of 21st century health science research in the context of food and medicine

Date and Time: 3-00 pm, Thursday, 18th July, 2019.
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium

The Department of English is organizing a farewell lecture to celebrate Professor Swapan Kumar Chakravorty's contribution to and mentoring of the department as Kabi. The lecture titled 'Kayastha' will be delivered by Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor, Columbia University on 9th July, 2019 from 2 p.m at Derozio Hall.

Dr. Kausik Chaudhuri, Leeds Business School, UK will be visiting the Economics Department, Presidency University from 17 to 20 June 2019 as part of the Faculty Colloquium Series programme. During the visit he will discuss issues related to Finance and Applied Development Economics.

Special lectures on Econometrics
Debopam Bhattacharya, University Reader in the Faculty of Economics and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge
"Topics in Applied Econometrics: Theory and Practical Guidance"
22 & 23 July, 2019 (11.00 AM to 1.15 PM)
These lectures would cover some fundamental concepts in Econometrics that are relevant to empirical work.
The emphasis will be on understanding the nature of endogeneity, its potential impact on estimates of the parameters of interest, and ways to fix the problem. Time permitting, we will also cover a few other topics such as quantile regression and nonparametric density/regression estimation. Some applications to demand analysis with both discrete and continuous goods will be considered.
All are welcome, but please confirm to mousumi.econ@presiuniv.ac.in by 15 July 2019.
Registration is closed for this event

SUMMER SCHOOL IN ECONOMICS
Economics Department, Presidency University is organising a Summer School for faculty and research scholars from 29 July to 2 August 2019.
While the core theme of the workshop is Macroeconomics, we will also cover analysis of geo-spatial data, and network theory.
Invited speakers are: Prof. Niloy Bose, Professor, Virginia Tech. University, USA Prof. Kundan Kishor, Wisconsin Milwaukee University, USA Prof. Chethan Ghate, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Prof. Sudipta Sarangi, Professor & Head, Virginia Tech. University, USA Prof. Indrajit Ray, Infosys Chair Professor, Presidency University and Cardiff Business School, UK Dr. Meghna Agarwal, Asoka University, Delhi.
Details, including the programme, are given in the brochure. Attendance is by registration only. We regret that the last day for registration is over.
Brochure

Workshop organized by Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University
Title: ‘Ethical aspects of biological research involving animal subjects’
Date: 16th May, 2019, Thursday, 2-00 to 5-00 pm.
Seminar-1:
Prof. Antony Gomes, Retd. Professor, Dept of Physiology, University of Calcutta
Title: Research Ethics for Beginners and Good mentoring
Seminar-2:
Anjan Adhikari, MBBS, MD (Pharmacology), FCCP, ACME, MIAPH, MIAPSM. Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata Title: Ethical aspects of biological research involving animals
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fourteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Tridip Ray,
ISI Delhi
“Whose Education Matters? An Analysis of Inter Caste Marriages in India ”
April 29, 2019: 12:00 Noon
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fifteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Arka Roy Chaudhuri,
ISI Delhi
“Gender Peer Effects in High Schools: Evidence from India”
April 30, 2019: 02:30 PM

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The thirteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Sourav Bhattacharya,
Royal Holloway University of London
“Condorcet Jury Theorem In a Spatial Model Of Elections”

April 24, 2019: 3.30 PM Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The twelfth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Suman Seth,
Leeds Business School
Day 1: “Multidimensional Poverty: Theoretical Issues Part 1”
Day 2: “Multidimensional Poverty: Theoretical Issues Part 2”

Day 3: “Evaluating an Anti-Poverty Program's Impact on Joint Disadvantages: Insights from Philippine CCT Program.” 16 - 18 April 2019: 3.30 PM

Dr. Suman Seth, Leeds Business School, Leeds University, UK, will visit the Economics Department from 16th to 18th March, 2019 and deliver a series of lectures on Multi-dimensional poverty.
The lectures will be held at the Dipak Banerjee Memorial Room, Economics Department, and start at 3.30 P.M. each day.
All interested faculty and researchers are welcome. Kindly circulate the information among your Scholars and colleagues.
PROGRAMME
April 16, 2019: 3.30 PM
Session 1: Why Multidimensional Poverty Measures?
Session 2: Different Methods for Measuring Multidimensional Poverty
April 17, 2019: 3.30 PM
Session 1 and 2: Alkire & Foster Counting Approach to Measuring Multidimensional Poverty
April 18, 2019: 3.30 PM
Session 1: Assessing Inequality in Counting Approach Framework
Session 2: Evaluating an anti-poverty program's impact on joint disadvantages: Insights from the Philippine CCT program
Dr. Seth has a PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University, USA. He has served as a consultant to the Regional Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP, the Development Research Groups at the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. His primary interest lies in the area of Development Economics with special emphasis on measurement methodologies and policy-oriented applications of multidimensional welfare and poverty measures.

Presidency University
Department of Physics
Organizes
A series of Two Lectures
On
Frustrated Quantum Magnets: The Majumdar-Ghosh Model
by
Prof. Indrani Bose, Emeritus Professor, Bose Institute, Kolkata
April 20, 2019 at PLT 2, Physics Department
Beginning at 11 am
Session chaired by
Prof. Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Senior Professor
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Welcome !

The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-28
Speaker : Sajjad Alam Rizvi, Assistant Professor, Department of History ,Presidency University, Kolkata
Topic : “ भावनाओं का इतिहास: एक परिचय/History of emotions : An introduction”,
Date & Venue : Wednesday , 10th April , 2019 at 3 PM. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
10th April, 2019 Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Samriddhi Sankar Ray, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
Title: Interacting and Non-interacting Particles in a Turbulent Flow
Abstract:
The last decade or so has seen major advances in the study of particles suspended in a turbulent flow. In particular, for non-interacting spherical particles, we now have a reasonable understanding of questions related to collisions, coalescences, and settling under gravity. In the first half of this talk, we review some of these (slightly) older results and understand them within the framework of preferential concentration. In the remaining half, we discuss how some of these ideas need to be revisited when particles are interacting or have additional (internal) degrees of freedom. These result in a large variety of phenomena, some of which, such as the trapping of chains in vortices and the onset of crystallisation in flow-driven granular systems, will be discussed if time permits.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The eleventh lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Sankarshan Basu,
IIM Bangalore
“Shadow banking in India: Do bank run Asset Management Companies (AMCs) perform liquidity transformation through exposure to Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFC) in their debt – oriented schemes and will this increase the systemic risk of a bank due to a possible joint exposure to NBFCs?”
April 10, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Biodiversity and Conservation in North East India
A talk by Prof. Trevor Price
Date & Time: 4:00–5:00 pm on 3rd May 2019
Venue: PC. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University
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FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The tenth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Rajesh Bhattacharya,
IIM Calcutta
“Corporate Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in Emerging Markets”
April 03, 2019: 03.30PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics colloquium on 3rd April, 2019, Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Title: Clusters of galaxies and Active galaxies - an explosive Rendezvous
Speaker: Dr. Suparna Roychowdhury, Department of Physics, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Abstract:
Clusters of galaxies are possibly the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. These structures are thought to be formed out of the collapse of a large number of galaxies and baryonic gas (called the intracluster medium) alongwith the collapse of a huge amount of dark matter mass of around 1013 - 1015 M all trapped within a megaparsec. Observations of temperatures and luminosity of this intracluster gas show that it is extremely hot ( 107 K) and they emit mostly in X-rays. Infact, the observed temperatures of this gas and the velocity dispersion of the galaxies corroborate the fact that they are in virial equilibrium with the background dark matter potential. With the advent of detailed X-ray imaging through Chandra and XMM-Newton, we have come to know that most clusters harbour an active galaxy (AGN) at its centre. As we know, AGNs are powerhouses of energy and they have strong outflows and jets coming out from the central black hole which can reach out to hundreds of kiloparsecs. It has become almost clear now that these AGNs also play an important role in deciding the physical state of the intracluster gas. AGNs are assumed to deposit energy via buoyant bubbles which expand as they rise in the cluster atmosphere and do mechanical work on the ICM. Such bubbles have been observed by Chandra in the last few years. With the advent of Planck, one is also able to correlate the observations of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect along with the X-ray observations to give a more precise understanding of the e ect of AGN and other heating scenarios on the cluster gas pro les. In this talk, I shall explore this AGN-cluster connection vis-a-vis some other heating scenarios and examine how theoretical models of cluster gas have tried to incorporate this non-gravitational heating to reconcile with recent observations.

The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-27
Speaker : Prof. Purna Banerjee, Associate Professor, Department of English ,Presidency University, Kolkata
Topic : “ सब लोग साथ चलेंगे तो कुछ ना कुछ हो जायेगा/Sablog Sath Chalenge to kuch n kuch ho jayega ”: intersectional Feminism in Ketan Mehta ‘s Mirch Masala ‘
Date & Venue : Wednesday , 27th March 2019 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The ninth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Manisha Chakrabarty
IIM Calcutta
“Demand Analysis: Application Based on Consumption Expenditure Data- Past, Present, and Future”
March 27, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Department of Mathematics cordially invites you to a lecture
on
"Branched Hamiltonians appearing in some simple dynamical systems"
Speaker: Prof. Bijan Kumar Bagchi, Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University
Date & Time: 20th March, 2019 (Wednesday) at 03.15 pm
Venue: MLT-II, Department of Mathematics, 3rd Floor, Baker Building, Presidency University, Kolkata.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The eight lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Shampa Bhattacharjee
Shiv Nadar University
“Electoral Cycles in Crop Residue Burning: Evidence from India ”

March 20, 2019: 3.30 PM

Physics Weekly colloquium
20th March, 2019, Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Subhendra Mohanty, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Title: Hydrogen spin oscillations in a background of axions and the 21-cm brightness temperature
Abstract: The 21-cm line signal arising from the hyperfine interaction in hydrogen has an important role in cosmology and provides a unique method for probing of the universe prior to the star formation era. The first observation of the 21-cm line from the cosmic dawn by EDGES experiment shows an anomalously large dip which indicates that the spin temperature of Hydrogen is lower than predicted by astrophysics models. I will discuss the idea that the spin flip of Hydrogen by the coherent emission/absorption of axions causes a lowering of their spin temperature and can explain the stronger than expected absorption of 21-cm light reported by the EDGES collaboration. Axion interaction with the two level HI is analogous to the Jaynes-Cummings model of a two level atom in a cavity and we derive the spin flip frequency in this formalism and I will show that the coherent oscillations frequency $\Omega \propto 1/f_a$ in contrast with the incoherent transitions between the HI hyperfine levels where the transition rates $\propto 1/f_a^2$. I will show that the axion process has a discernible effect on the spin temperature and goes in the right direction for explaining the EDGES observation.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The seventh lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Jyotsna Jalan
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
“Collective Story Editing to Increase Women's Voice in Their Households and Reduce Domestic Violence: Evidence From India”
March 13, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics Weekly Colloquium on March 13th, 2019 at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Raka Dasgupta (University of Calcutta)
Title: Ultracold Atoms : The Lego Blocks Scientists Play With
Abstract : Near absolute zero of temperature, quantum mechanical effects predominate and atoms start behaving in a weird and fascinating way. Bose-Einstein condensation, Fermionic superfluidity etc. are some of the signatures of this quantum world. The best part is, at this scale, ultracold atoms resemble building blocks that can be joined in various ways to create novel and exotic physical systems. Scientists have tried to simulate traditional condensed matter systems and also to mimic some pieces of beautiful stellar physics using these ultracold atoms.

Life Science Colloquium March 2019
Date: 13th March, Wednesday at 3-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Soumitra Sau, Amity University, Kolkata
Research area: Genomic Instability
Title: The yeast PCNA unloader Elg1 RFC-like complex plays a role in eliciting the DNA damage checkpoint
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium


Date: 27th March, Wednesday at 3-00 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Adinpunya Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Title: Emission biology of floral volatiles - many new questions
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium

Department of Mathematics cordially invites you to a lecture
on
"Sending information securely: need for quantum key distribution"
Speaker: Prof. Sibasish Ghosh, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc.), Chennai
Date & Time: 11th March, 2019 (Monday) at 03.45pm
Venue: MLT-II, Department of Mathematics, Baker Building, Presidency University, Kolkata.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The sixth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Prabal Roy Chowdhury,
Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
“Racing to collusion: Incentive contracts under multiple bank lending”
March 07, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics Colloquium on 6th March, 2019 (Wednesday) at 3:30 pm at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Gautam Gangopadhyay, University of Calcutta
Title: Physics Research of Meghnad Saha
Abstract: Meghnad Saha, best known for the famous Saha ionization equation, spent four decades in research and published eighty nine papers. His interests in science were varied, ranging from astrophysics and nuclear physics to geology and flood control. He also started building the first accelerator of the country and was the Director of two research institutes. In this presentation, we will briefly discuss Saha's research in nuclear physics, astrophysics and upper atmosphere. We will also focus on the relevance of his work today.

Physics Outreach Seminar
Date & Time: 7th March, 2019, Thursday, 3:00 PM
Venue: AJC Bose Auditorium
Main Speaker: Prof. Frederik G. Scholtz, Director at National Institute for theoretical Physics in Cape Town, South Africa
Title: Our Strange Quantum World
followed by interactive session

Physics Weekly Colloquium on 6th March, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. N. D. Hari Dass (TIFR-TCIS)
Title: Varieties of Quantum Measurements.
Abstract: The rst explicit model for quantum measurements was given by von Neumann, strongly influenced by Dirac, for the type of measurements that have come to be known as Projective Measurements. In these, the outcomes are always eigenvalues and the post-measurement state is the corresponding eigenstate. A number of very interesting measurement schemes have emerged since then, and I shall present these varieties of quantum measurements and critically assess them. That will include i) the Arthurs-Kelly Measurements of canonically conjugate observables, ii) the Protective Measurements iii) the Weak Measurements, and finally iv) the Weak Value Measurements.

Call for Papers
Student Seminar on “Religion and Politics in South Asia”
Date : 28th March,2019.
Papers on Religion and Politics in South Asia are invited from advanced post-graduate students for a one-day student seminar at the Dept. of History, Presidency University, Kolkata.
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FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fifth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Suresh Mutuswami,
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
“Measuring Electoral Competition: A Probability Index”

February 27, 2019: 3.30 PM Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Department of Mathematics is organizing "An Outreach Programme in Mathematics for BSc students", aimed at advanced BSc Mathematics (Hons) students (second & third year students are preferred) on 1st March 2019. There will be lectures by some experts from Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata and a quiz competition with cash prizes for the students. Further details and schedule of this programme can be found at: https://mathpresidency.wixsite.com/outreach
For enrollment please contact the secretary at +91 8906130413 or fill in the online form in the above webpage. There will be arrangements for lunch for the participants.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
27th February, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker:Prof. Subhabrata Majumdar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Title: On Local Dark Matter
Abstract: In our Universe, Dark Matter (DM) is ubiquitous. However, we do not know what DM actually is. Understanding the (particle) nature of DM is one of the top-most questions in all of Physics. Some of our best knowledge of DM comes from observations within the Milky Way. Using these observations, and some reasonable theoretical prejudice, we can make a start by asking the three following questions:
(1) How much DM is there around us in our neighbourhood?
(2)How fast are they moving?
(3)How does our knowledge (or the lack of it) of local DM influence our search for the nature of the elusive DM?
This talk will try to provide answers to these three fundamental questions.

The March Talk of the Month 2019, shall be delivered by Dr Nicola Streeten, British anthropologist-turned-illustrator and author of The Inking Woman (2018) and Billy, Me & You (2011) on“Female-ness in Graphic Novels and Comics” on 1st March 2019, Friday, 4.20pm at TNS, Main building. PFA the poster of the event.
About the Talk
Drawing on her life experience and research as comics scholar and graphic novelist, Dr Streeten will reflect on “femaleness” in comics in this illustrated talk. Starting with consideration of her graphic memoir, “Billy, Me & You” she will venture beyond the visual representation of women, to consider the femaleness of the creative process itself. An often-overlooked element of this is the approach to getting things done and making things happen. By comparing works within a UK context with those emerging from India, Streeten will use this to introduce discussion about the influence and continuing importance of feminist theories and practice.
Biography
Nicola Streeten is British anthropologist-turned-illustrator and author of graphic memoir, Billy, Me & You (2011 Myriad Editions). Streeten’s doctoral research on Feminist Cartoons and Comics in Britain informed The Inking Woman (2018 Myriad Editions) a picture-led history of 250 years of women cartoons in Britain which she co-edited. She co-founded the international forum Laydeez do Comics in 2009 which launched the first women-only prize for graphic novels in progress in the UK in 2018, now run annually.
www.streetenillustration.com
www.laydeezdocomics.com Poster

Department of Economics & PUYES are jointly organizing E-Summit 2019 on 28th February and 1st March 2019. Please see the details of the programme in the attached brochure.
Brochure

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Date & Time: Feb. 20th, 2019 at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Abhik Basu, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

Title: Correlations and Order in Two Dimensions


Abstract: Phase transitions and order are at the heart of statistical mechanics. Conventionally, phase transitions take place between phases with long range order (LRO) and disorder (or short range order - SRO), like between ice and water, or between phases with different LROs, like structural transitions in crystals, or between crystals and liquid crystals. Two-dimensional (2d) systems with continuous symmetries are exceptional in the sense that they cannot not sustain any LRO in the thermodynamic limit at any finite temperature (T), thus ruling out any conventional LRO to SRO transition. We illustrate this by focusing on the 2d XY model. We finally discuss how a novel quasi long range order (QLRO) to SRO transition at a finite T can still take place in the 2d XY model.

Three lectures by Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Prof. Swapan Chakravorty. His lectures are open to the public and the schedule is as follows:
27th February 2019: Literature is Ideology
Literature is False Consciousness
13th March 2019: Literature is Transgression
Literature is Propaganda
27th March 2019: Literature is Social Media
Literature is Fake News

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fourth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Sattwik Santra,
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
“Frontiers in Healthcare”
February 20, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

The Department of Hindi cordially invites you to a lecture under Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-25
Speaker : Dr.Manoj Kumar Panda,Assistant Professor,Department of Philosophy,Presidency University, kolkata
Topic : ‘ दिमाग़ और भाषा: दार्शनिक परिप्रेक्ष्य /‘Mind and Language: A Philosophical Perspectives ’ Date & Venue : Wednesday , 13th February 2019 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University,Kolkata.
All are welcome.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The third lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Subrata Sarkar,
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
“Corporate Governance: Opportunities and challenges in emerging markets ”
February 13, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics Colloquium
Date & Time: 13th February, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Sarbari Guha, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Title: The Phenomenon of Gravitational Collapse

Physics Colloquium
Date & Time: 14th February, 2019 (Thursday) at 3 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Projjwal Banerjee, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Title: Origin of Heavy Elements in the Early Galaxy

Abstract: Metal-poor stars of $\lesssim 0.8 ~\mathrm{M}_\odot$ that have [Fe/H]~$\lesssim -2.5$ are thought to have formed within $\sim 1$ Gyr after the Big Bang. Because of their low mass, they have very long lifetimes and are still around today. Surface composition of these stars are a fossil record of interstellar gas in the early Galaxy from which they were formed and are crucial for studying the early Galactic and chemical evolution. Abundance pattern of elements observed in these stars provide a unique probe of studying the nucleosynthesis and understanding the nature of the first and early supernovae. Interestingly, elements heavier than Fe group such as Sr, Ba, and Pb, that are primarily produced by neutron capture processes, are ubiquitous in these stars. Furthermore, their abundance patterns show a large variation that seem to indicate that all types of neutron capture processes, (\textsl{r})apid, (\textsl{i})ntermediate, and (\textsl{s})low, operated in the early Galaxy. The sites for neutron capture process that can operate at such early times however, is still a major puzzle. I will discuss the current status about the sites heavy element synthesis in the early Galaxy including latest results from my work on \textsl{i} and \textsl{s} process in early massive stars.

Department of English February Talk of Month

The talk will be deliered by Prof. Robert A. Yelle on his book The Language of Disenchantment: Protestant Literalism and Colonial Discourse in British India (Oxford University Press, 2013) on 8th February 2019, Friday 4.20pm at Tarak Nath Sen Auditorium.
Robert A. Yelle is Professor of Religious Studies at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. He was educated at Harvard, Berkeley, and Chicago. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Yelle is the author of several books, including most recently Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion (Chicago, 2019).
Abstract:
The Language of Disenchantment: Protestant Literalism and Colonial Discourse in British India (Oxford University Press, 2013)
The Language of Disenchantment explores the ways in which Protestant ideas concerning language influenced British colonial attitudes toward and proposals to reform Hinduism. Protestant literalism, mediated by the textual economy of the printed book, inspired colonial critiques of Indian mythological, ritual, linguistic, and legal traditions. Central to these developments was the transportation of the Christian opposition of monotheism and polytheism or idolatry into the domain of language. Polemics against verbal idolatry that had been applied previously to Catholic and sectarian practices in Britain -including the elevation of a scriptural canon over heathenish custom, the attack on the personifications of mythological language, and the critique of "vain repetitions" in prayers and magic spells-were applied by colonialists to Indian linguistic practices. In order to remedy these diseases of language, the British attempted to standardize and codify Indian traditions as a step toward both Anglicization and Christianization. The colonial understanding of a perfect language as the fulfillment of the monotheistic ideal echoed earlier Christian myths according to which the Gospel had replaced the obscure discourses of pagan oracles and Jewish ritual. By uncovering the historical roots of the British re-ordering of South Asian discourses, Yelle's work challenges representations of colonialism, and the modernity that it ushered in, as simply rational or secular.
Poster

Physics Weekly Colloquium on Feb 6th, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Atanu Rajak, Presidency University
Title: Suppressed heating and pre-thermalization in chains of classical kicked rotors
Periodic drives are a common tool to control physical systems, but have a limited applicability because time-dependent drives generically lead to heating. How to prevent the heating is a fundamental question with important practical implications. We address this question by analyzing a chain of coupled kicked rotors, and find two situations in which the heating rate can be arbitrarily small: (i) marginal localization, for drives with large frequencies and small amplitudes, (ii) linear stability, for initial conditions close to a fixed point. In both cases, we find that the dynamics shows universal scaling laws that allow us to distinguish localized, diffusive, and super-diffusive regimes. The marginally localized phase has common traits with recently discovered pre-thermalized phases of many-body quantum-Hamiltonian systems, but does not require quantum coherence.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The second lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Manipushpak Mitra,
Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
“Prior-free on-line mechanisms for the dynamic queueing problem”
February 6, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Mr . Atul khanna’s Session on 6th February 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Sociology Seminar Room. More..

Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata
in collaboration with
Council for Political Studies, Kolkata
Announces a day-long workshop on
“Social Science Research: Methods and Problems”
on 13th March, 2019 (Wednesday)
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Department of Political Science welcomes you to a lecture series on:
Japanese foreign Policy
Distinguished Speaker : Professor Yoshihide Soeya,
Japan Foundation Visiting Professor
And Faculty at Keio University, Japan
Venue : Seminar Lecture Theatre of Department of Political Science
Date : 5th and 6th February, 2019
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ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The first lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Arghya Ghosh,
Business School, University of New South Wales, Australia
January 30, 2019: 3.30 PM
Economics Department: Room 26
(Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room)
Poster Abstract

Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

January Talk of the Month on 30th January 2019, Wednesday 3.30pm at TNS. The invited speaker is the author Chandrahas Choudhury.
Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of the novels Clouds and Arzee the Dwarf. His forthcoming work of fiction, set in a Chinese restaurant in Mumbai, is called Tales of My China Dragon. He is also the editor of a short introduction to Indian literature for the literature-loving traveller titled India: A Traveller’s Literary Companion. Choudhury also writes about literature, travel and politics for a number of periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, Mint, Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveller, Foreign Policy, EnRoute and The National. He was a visiting fellow at the International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa in 2010 and at Akademie Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany in 2016. Poster

Dr. Rumpa Pal,
Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8571, Japan,
will deliver deliver a talk on the topics:
"X-ray charge density and chemical bonding analysis in molecular solids and metallic systems"

All are cordially invited to attend the seminar.
Date: 29-01-2019 Time: 4:00 p.m Venue: CLT-1
Department of Chemistry,
Presidency University, Kolkata 700073

Physics Weekly Colloquium on Jan 30, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Suprakash Roy, Science and Culture
Title - "Early years of X-ray Research in India: Contributions of J.C. Bose and Others "
Abstract- The history of X-ray research in India is as old as the discovery of X-rays. X-ray was discovered in 1895, and within about six months of the discovery Dr. Mahendralal Sircar procured an X-ray tube at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS). Within another two years, Jagadish Chandra Bose built an improved X-ray apparatus in Presidency College, Kolkata. The first application of X-rays for clinical purpose, although in private capacity, were done independently by Dr. Sircar and Sir J.C. Bose. While main focus of the present talk will be on the ingenuity of J.C. Bose in developing the instrument and X-ray photography, achievements of other scientists like C.V. Raman and others will also be mentioned to showcase the contributions which helped India secure a global position in X-ray research and to establish a good school of physics in X-ray crystallography. The history of early years of X-ray research in India is a stimulating story of the glorious achievements of our scientists at a time when research on modern science was still at its infancy in India.

Physics Weekly Colloquium on Jan 16th, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2: PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Susmita Adhikari, Stanford University
Title - "The boundaries of Dark Matter Halos "
Abstract- "Dark matter halos are endpoints of all cosmic structure formation. They harbor stars, galaxies and all the astrophysical objects that make up the universe. I will talk about the evolution and growth of dark matter halos with particular focus on my research which concerns studying the Splashback radius- the outer boundary of halos, to obtain knowledge about different models of Cosmology like LambdaCDM, modified gravity and the nature of dark matter . I will also talk about the different observational probes weuse to study the structure of dark matter halos and the current status of measurements in the Dark Energy Survey."

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE is organising a Seminar Talk by :
Mme. Virginie Corteval
CONSUL GENERAL OF FRANCE KOLKATA,
Theme of the Seminar Talk :
" Indo-French Relations"
Date : January 16th, 2019 Time : 2.40PM
Venue : Seminar Lecture Theater of Department of Political Science
ALL ARE WELCOME

Public Lecture
Title: Hyperbolic and Spherical Geometry on Surfaces
Speaker: Professor Athanase Papadopoulos, CNRS Research Professor,
IRMA, Université de Strasbourg, France
Date: 11th January, 2019
Timing: 3 PM
Venue: AJC Bose Auditorium, Main Building
Presidency University, Kolkata

S. N. Bose Memorial Lecture on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Prof. S. N. Bose
Speaker: Prof. Rahul Pandit, J.C. Bose Fellow, IISc Bangalore
Title: The Grand Challenge of Turbulence
Chair: Prof. Jayanta Bhattacharjee
Date & Time: 9th January, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2:00 PM
Venue: Meghnad Saha Lecture Theatre (PLT 1), Department of Physics, Presidency University
Organized by Presidency University and S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

Department of Life Sciences Presidency University, Kolkata
Presents
A Public Lecture by
Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
(Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009)
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
On
January 22, 2019 at 10 AM
Venue: Derozio Hall, Presidency University
Please register at the following link: Register

Physics Colloquium on 2nd January, 2019 (Wednesday) at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr Sobhan Kumar Sounda, Department of Physics, Presidency University
Title: E.C.G Sudarshan and his Optical Equivalence Theorem
ABSTRACT
E.C.G Sudarshan’s seminal work of 1963 founded the field of Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence. But several Physicists around the world were puzzled over the question of why the singular contribution has not been recognized or honored with Nobel Prize 2005. To a great surprise, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics in favor of Roy J Glauber “…..for his contribution to the Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence”. This is misleading. In this context a survey of Sudarshan’s work–the diagonal representation, optical equivalence theorem and Glauber’s work on optical coherence will be presented to show Sudarshan’s catalytic role in the advancement of non-classical optics.

Department of Economics, Presidency University presents
A MINICOURSE ON EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS
by
Ananish Chaudhuri
Professor of Experimental Economics, & Head of the Economics Department,
University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
Lecture 1: Why experiment in economics: The rise of experimental economics and its role in economics (including demonstration of some simple experiments) — Experimental Economics or Behavioural Economics: what is the difference? — Different roles played by experiments — Experiments designed to test theory; Experiments searching for facts; Experiments designed to inform policy — Criticisms of laboratory experiments in economics
Lecture 2: Fairness and Economics: The ultimatum game — Behavior in the ultimatum game: fairness or altruism? — Do norms of fairness differ across cultures? — What does a preference for fairness have to do with economics? Fairness as a constraint on profit-making
Lecture 3: Conflict and cooperation: Defining the problem — Looking for alternative explanations — Conditional cooperation and altruistic punishments — Punishments are sufficient but not necessary to sustain cooperation — Implications for economics and evolutionary theory — Concluding remarks

18 and 28 January 2019 (From 11.00 A.M. on both days),
Venue: Economics Lecture Theatre
All are welcome but prior registration vide email to zakir.econ@presiuniv.ac.in necessary
(Please send your name, designations, institutional affiliation, email and contact id) More..

Call for Papers: Nirmal Kanti Majumdar( NKM) Memorial Lecture and Seminar
28th January 2019
Department of Political Science , Presidency University, Kolkata
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