Showing posts with label Ethics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ethics. Show all posts

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Engineering Ethics and OB

Engineering Ethics and Organizational Behaviour


The Presentation

Video Recording of the online session:

Summary of the talk:

Dr. Dilip Barad, a professor and head of the English department at MK Bhavnagar University in Gujarat, India, was invited as a resource person to deliver a talk on engineering ethics and organizational behavior at the Federal Institute of Science and Technology in Kerala, India. The webinar was organized by the Department of Science and Humanities, which has been at the forefront of organizing conferences, seminars, and webinars to enlighten people about science and technology.
Dr. Barad began his talk by emphasizing the importance of ethics, stating that "without ethics, man has no future," and that mankind cannot be itself without them. Ethics determine choices and actions and suggest difficult priorities. He acknowledged the presence of Dr. Manoj George, the respected principal of the college, Dr. C. Sheila, the vice-principal, Dr. Binimal Punus, the head of the department, Dr. Mini PR, the dean academics, and other heads of departments, faculty colleagues, participants, and students.
Dr. Punus, the head of the department, delivered the welcome address, thanking everyone for their presence. She expressed her gratitude to Dr. Barad for accepting the invitation to speak at the webinar. She also thanked Dr. Manoj George, the principal, for his continuous support in organizing various activities at the college. She welcomed Dr. C. Sheila, the vice-principal, who has always been supportive of all the department's activities. Finally, she welcomed Dr. Mini PR, the dean academics, and expressed her appreciation for the department's driving forces in performing at the highest level consistently.
Dr. Barad then gave an overview of engineering ethics and organizational behavior, citing examples and anecdotes to illustrate his points. He spoke about the importance of ethical behavior in organizations and how it can have a positive impact on the employees and the organization as a whole. He also talked about the role of technology in shaping ethical behavior and cited examples of how social media platforms such as Twitter can impact an organization's brand image.
Dr. Barad also spoke about the difference between ethics and morality and how they are often used interchangeably. He conducted a survey among the participants to gauge their understanding of various ethical and moral issues. He discussed the importance of behavioral patterns of teachers and how they can have an impact on the students' learning.
Dr. Barad concluded his talk with a famous Greek myth about Oedipus and how it can be applied to organizations. He emphasized the importance of ethical behavior in organizations and how it can have far-reaching consequences.
In conclusion, Dr. Dilip Barad's talk on engineering ethics and organizational behavior was informative and thought-provoking. He emphasized the importance of ethics in organizations and how they can impact employees and organizations' overall performance. He also discussed the role of technology in shaping ethical behavior and how social media platforms can impact an organization's brand image. His talk provided valuable insights into ethical behavior and its impact on organizations, making it a must-watch for anyone interested in this subject.

Reading Resources:

Video Resources:

Engineering Ethics Course Part 1 - What is this thing called “Ethics”?Engineering Ethics: Crash Course Engineering #27

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Ethics and Morality

 Ethics and Morality

What’s the Difference Between Morality and Ethics?

Generally, the terms ethics and morality are used interchangeably, although a few different communities (academic, legal, or religious, for example) will occasionally make a distinction.


Ethics, also called moral philosophy, the discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad and morally right and wrong. The term is also applied to any system or theory of moral values or principles. Click here to read this entry written by Peter SingerPeter Albert David Singer is an moral philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.

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Video Recording of Dilip Barad's Session in AICTE sponsored STTP organised by Gandhinagar Institute of Technology on Communication Skills and Ethics.

Phase I: 30 Dec 2020

Phase II: 20 Jan 2021

Phase III: 3 Feb 2021

Ethics vs Morality

Let us read these statements to understand the difference between morality and ethics in proper context;
  1. If a teacher is irregular in his duty (i.e. not completing syllabus), s/he may be considered unethical but we cannot call him 'immoral'.
  2. If a teacher is physically exploiting students, s/he may be considered immoral as well as unethical.
  3. If a teacher supports students agitating against management, it may be considered morally righteous but unethical.
  4. If a teacher is doing administration work at the cost of teaching, s/he may be considered morally right but unethical.
  5. If a teacher is forced to do admin work instead of teaching, it is unethical but it may not be considered immoral
  6. The Lawyer telling court that his/her client is guilty is morally right but ethically it violets attorney-client privilege.
  7. Regular full time teachers - doing private tuitions = Unethical or Immoral?
  8. Teacher asking for money to pass students = Unethical or Immoral?
  9. If we cannot take exams without invigilator, how can we say that our education system deals with morality and ethics in a proper way?

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Wednesday 19 August 2020

UGC-RPE: Research and Publication Ethics

 A Course on Research and Publication Ethics (RPE) - for Ph.D. Students

University Grants Commission (UGC) in its 543rd meeting held on 9th August 20-19 approved two Credit Course for awareness about publication ethics and publication misconducts entitled "Research and Publication Ethics (RPE)" to be made compulsory for all PhD students for pre-registration coursework. Click here to download the syllabus.

In view of the above, many PhD scholars as well as resource persons may be in need of the recommended books to carry out this coursework. All these resources are in public domain and can be downloaded from below given links:

UGC has prepared a booklet in which all these resources are compiles. Click here to download UGC-Academic Integrity & Research Quality 
  1. Beall, J. (2012). Predatory publishers are corrupting open access. Nature, 489(7415), 179-179.
  2. Bird, A. (2006). Philosophy of Science. Routledge.
  3. Chaddah, P. (2018). Ethics in Competitive Research: Do not get Scooped; do not get Plagiarized. ISBN: 978-938748086
  4. Indian National Science Academy (INSA) (2019). Ethics in Science Education, Research and Governance. ISBN: 978-81-939482-1-7.
  5. MacIntyre, Alasdair (1967). A Short History of Ethics. London.
  6. National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine (2009). On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition. National Academies Press.
  7. Resnik, D.B. (2011). What is Ethics in Research & Why is it Important. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1-10. Retrieved from

The Video Recording of the talk delivered in PhD Coursework (Gujarati): 


The Video Recording of the talk delivered in Ph.D. Coursework (Sociology):

Presentation Slides


Video Recording of the Online Session - Chandigarh (12 Oct 2021)

Video Recording of the Online Session - Chennai - International Online Faculty Development Programme on Research Methodology (8 June 2022)