B.S.N.V.P.G. College, Lucknow
National Seminar on “The Nature and Future of Ecocriticism in India”
2-3 February, 2018

A two day interdisciplinary National Seminar on the topic “The Nature and Future of Ecocriticism in India”  has been organized in the college on 2nd and 3rd Feb., 2018, under the aegis of the department of English. In the Inaugural session the seminar on 2nd Feb., after the formal welcome of the dignitaries the souvenir of the event was released by Mr. Ratnakar Shukla, manager B.S.N.V.P.G. College, Mr. K.M. Misra, manager, B.S.N.V. Inter College, Mr. Rakesh Chandra, principal, Dr. Shobha Bajpai, convener, Dr. Jyoti Kala, organizing secretary and Prof. Nirmal Selvamony, Head, Dept. of English, Central University of Tamilnadu, the key note speaker. An elaborate introduction of the theme of the seminar was presented by Dr. Jyoti Kala. In his keynote address Prof. Selvamony, the eminent scholar of the field concerned, emphasized on tiNai, a holistic Indian concept of Ecocriticsm. He professed that instead of ‘Ecocriticism’ the approach is diverging towards ‘Envirocriticism’ while a deep ecological approach like tiNai should be preferred to the emerging trend of the inquiry. Mr. K.M. Misra put his point of view of the spiritual aspect of Ecocriticism by highlighting the great heritage of Indian culture and tradition. Mr. R. Shukla also expressed his opinion and the session was concluded with the vote of thanks by the principal, Sri Rakesh Chandra.
In the plenary session, chaired and co-chaired by Prof. Nirmal Selvamony and Dr. Shobha Bajpai respectively the research papers by Dr. Prashant Shukla, Dept. of Philosophy, Lucknow University, Dr. Neerja Misra, Dept. of Economics, BSNVPG College, Dr. Ranjana Krishna, Dept. of English, Awadh Girls Degree College were presented and the session summated with question-answers and discussion of the papers presented.

On 3rd Feb., 2018, the research papers by Dr. Huma Yaqub, Assit. Prof., Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Lucknow Campus, Dr. Nilima Gupta and Dr. Vijay Kumar from B.S.N.V.P.G. College, Ms. Neetu Sharma, Research Scholar, L.U. and power point presentation by Deepanshu Srivastava, student B.A. II, B.S.N.V.P.G. College were presented. In the next session of the open discussion Dr. Shobha Bajpai, Dr. Huma Yaqub, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dr. D.K. Rai, Dr. Sanjay K. Shukla and Dr. Jyoti Kala presented their opinion on the various aspects as discussed in the previous sessions. The seminar was successfully concluded with the valedictory session.