Monthly Archives: April 2010

Misc. Vacancies in Management Institute

Dear Friends,

I have recently taken over as Director of the Lexicon Institute of Management Education in Pune, and would really value your assistance in locating reliable, honest, innovative people for the following positions for the MBA and proposed PGDM programs:

i. Assistant Director: We are looking for someone with at least a Master’s Degree, preferably an MBA or a management-related field. This person will be responsible to oversee the functioning of the program when the Director is away, supervise the staff and faculty and liaison with the Director on a daily basis. When the Director is here, they will continue to help in the administration and supervision of faculty and staff of the Institute. The Assistant Director will report to the Director. This individual needs to be an organized, reliable and mature individual, who cares about the development of students, can lead a diverse team, and work in a flexible “start-up” environment and help in the process of establishing efficient systems. Excellent communication and collaboration skills a must.

ii. Faculty in Marketing, HR and Finance: We are looking for Heads of Departments in all these areas, as well as regular faculty. Corporate experience a must. Experience in teaching a plus. We are looking for creative-minded faculty with academic excellence, as well as ability to bring in innovative teaching methods and relevant corporate experiences. The atmosphere will be one of collaborative team-work in building a program that meets the needs of the national and global marketplace.

iii. Executive Secretary: We are looking for a highly efficient and organized person, with excellent communication and computer skills and ability to converse with diverse people. Flexibility to work and communicate with people globally.

iv. Front Desk Receptionist: We are looking for a pleasant individual with excellent communication skills, computer skills
and the ability to represent the Institute well and communicate effectively with diverse people, with a special concern and responsiveness for students and their needs.

v. Communication and Language Teacher: We are looking for a professional teacher in the area of spoken English fluency, presentation skills, appropriate articulation and business conversation.

Please send your resumes and cover letters to: Dr. Zareen Karani Araoz <> Positions are open with immediate effect. All the positions require excellent English language skills

Thank you very much. Known referrals will be welcome.

Kind regards,


Dr. Zareen Karani Araoz
Director, Lexicon Institute of Management Education
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Avestan Digital Archive – Search Engine for Manuscripts

The Avestan Digital Archive (ADA) seeks to be a digital archive containing all Avestan manuscripts spread all over the world. The Avesta, the holy book of the Zoroastrian religion, was last edited at the end of the 90s of the 19th century by the German scholar K. F. Geldner. We claim that presently a new edition is needed. The main reasons are:

  • In the last decades some manuscripts Geldner did not have access to have become available
  • Geldner did not check by himself all the manuscripts used for his edition. For some of them he had access only to copies or collations by other colleagues. This was the source of several mistakes in his edition
  • the methods of textual criticism have strongly changed since Geldner and many methodological decisions of Geldner seem today unacceptable. The most important one is undoubtedly that he does not record systematically all the variae lectiones (or a selection according to well established criteria), but only the variants he considered important for the establishment of a sure text
  • even when he checked the manuscript by himself and recorded the variae lectiones, he made mistakes more often than expected

For all these reasons it has become a true need to provide the scholars with reasonably sure readings of the extant Avestan texts. But a new edition of the Avesta is a huge task: probably more than two hundred manuscripts scattered all over the world have to be checked. Many of them are not available even as microfilms and are only accessible through long stays in Indian libraries. Also the purchase of microfilms from European libraries is not the best way for single researchers to get access to the manuscripts: a lot of them are needed, so that the undertaking quickly gets too expensive and the result is a not easily manageable amount of microfi lms. A printed publication of such an amount of manuscripts is no more feasible, above all because of financial reasons. So it is easy to understand that yet nobody has seriously tried to undertake a new edition of the Avesta, or al least a serious review of Geldner’s edition.

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