11-13 January 2019
National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad, India

Call for Papers

The 19th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI) will be held on 11-13 January, 2019 at the National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad, India. The conference will be jointly organized by the NIRD&PR and the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad.Professor Yoginder K. Alagh, Chancellor, Central University of Gujarat and former Union Minister is the conference President. Dr. Gyanmudra, Professor & Head, Centre for Human Resource Development, NIRD&PR is the Local Organizing Secretary of the Conference.

The Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI), established in 1979, is a federal formation of academic bodies (universities and research institutes) that aims to promote and strengthen teaching and research in social sciences. IASSI also publishes a peer-reviewed quarterly journal titled IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science. For details, please visit: www.iassi.org.


The overall theme of the conference is ‘Development and Change’. Researchers, professionals, and other experts, including those from outside India, are invited to contribute conceptual and/or empirical papers in the Conference. Contributions are welcome from other regions and countries besides India, and from all Social Science disciplines. Papers written with an interdisciplinary approach are particularly welcome. Softcopies of the papers should be e-mailed to iassi.conference@gmail.com.. The last date for paper submissions is 31 October, 2018. Authors of the selected papers will be intimated by November 15, 2018 and invited to present their papers in the Thematic Technical Sessions.

Overall Theme: Development and Change Sub Themes
  • Growth, Employment and Social Security
  • Aspects of Human Development
  • Development and Social Exclusion/Inclusion
  • State Policies and Development
  • Agrarian Change and Rural Development
  • Development, Politics and Contestations
  • Development, Urbanisation and Social Change

Dates of the Conference:
11-13 January, 2019
Last date for Submission of Papers:
31 October, 2018
Communication from IASSI about acceptance of papers:
15 November 2018
Last date for Conference Registration: 15 December, 2018

Papers submitted should not exceed 8000 words (including tables and appendices). All papers should also include an abstract of about 500 words. The abstracts will be compiled into a booklet which will be distributed among conference participants. Selected papers after peer-review, and revision, will be considered for publication in subsequent issues of the IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science. Authors must ensure original submissions.

Participation Category With Accommodation Without Accommodation For Further details, contact
  Delegate Accompanying Persons Delegate Member-Secretary, IASSI c/o Institute for Human Development 84,Functional Industrial Estate,Delhi-110092 Phone:11-22159148/49 (ext.121) Mob:91-9599665167 E-mail:iassi.conference@gmail.com iassi79@yahoo.com
India (INR) 3000 2000 1500
Developing Countries (US $) 150 125 75
Other Countries (US $) 200 150 100

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