Asiatic Society of Mumbai
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Notice inviting competitive bids for digitization / microfilming

The Society proposes to launch the Library Digitization Project – Phase-II. The quantum of work is estimated at digitization and microfilming of about 75,000 old, valuable and rare books; 9,00,000 pages of Journals and 8,00,000 pages of old newspapers in the holding of the Society.

To know the condition of the material, authorized representative of the bidder may visit the office of the Society on any day between 27th and 30rd May, 2019, during office hours (10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Bid documents will be available on these days on payment of Rs.1,000/- in cash. Please go through the documents carefully, note the eligibility conditions and technical standards and send your quotations conforming to the terms and conditions to the office of the Society by 11 a.m. on 11th June, 2019.

Pre-bid conference will be held at 4 p.m. on 4th June, 2019, in the office of the Society to offer clarification to prospective bidders on questions sent to the Society by e-mail. The sample documents and multilingual OCR for ‘Proof of Concept’ will be given to the bidders present, to be returned after due processing, on 7th June, 2019, at the office of the Society.

Technical bids will be opened on 11th June, 2019, at 12 noon, before the bidders present. The Committee for assessment of bids will check completeness of documents, may ask for supplementary information and if necessary, presentation.

Financial bids of technical bidders satisfying the terms and conditions of technical bid, will be opened at 11.30 a. m. on 14th June, 2019. Selection of vendor will be made after evaluation of financial bids, and communicated in writing.

The Society has instituted the following
Annual Junior Research Scholarships :

1) Justice K.T. Telang Scholarship in “Indology” of the value of Rs.12, 000/- p.a.
2) INDAL Scholarship in “Social Science” of the value of Rs.12,000/- p.a.
3) Asiatic Society’s Scholarship in “Labour Studies” of the value of Rs.12, 000/- p.a.
4) Gulestan Billimoria Scholarship in the subject relating to the study of Mumbai / Maharashtra of the value of Rs.12,000/- p.a.
5) G.S. Pohekar Memorial Scholarship offered to a student pursuing research in any area concerning Japan – education, culture, politics, economics, Japanese Buddhism, etc. of the value of Rs. 8,000/- p.a.

The tenure of the Junior Research Scholarships is for one year (from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020).

Applications are invited from Research scholars with a minimum of Post Graduate Degree/Diploma, for the award of the above mentioned Scholarships. Those who are not members of the Society may apply. However, if selected for a Scholarship they will have to become members of the Society. Employed persons may also apply for the same.

After six months all the research awardees are required to submit the status of the research work done by them in that period in soft and hard copies. (Approx. 2000 words).
At the end of the research period, the scholarship holder should submit the dissertation to the Society in soft and hard copies. The dissertation should be between 10,000 words and 25,000 words in length, and include, apart from the text, an abstract and references. Along with the dissertation, the Scholarship holder should submit a paper based on the dissertation, in case it is considered for publication in the Journal of the Asiatic Society. The Asiatic Society reserves the right of publication of the dissertation.

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