27-29 February 2020
Institute for Social Economic and Change (ISEC), Bengaluru, India

Call for Papers

The 20th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI) will be held during 27-29 February, 2020 at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru, India. Professor Dipankar Gupta, former Professor of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi is the Conference President. Professor Parmod Kumar, Professor, Agricultural Development & Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC), Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru is the local Organising 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’.


Researchers, professionals, and other experts, including those from outside India, are invited to contribute conceptual or empirical papers in the Conference. Papers from various social science disciplines and with an interdisciplinary approach are encouraged to apply. Papers should reach iassi.conference@gmail.com along with a copy to 20iassiconference@gmail.com latest by 15th January, 2020. Authors will be intimated of the paper acceptance by 22nd January, 2020. The Annual Conference shall cover subjects related to social sciences on the following three themes:

  • Social and Economic Inequalities: Emerging Perspectives
  • Child Development: A Fair Chance to Every Child, and
  • Challenges of Urban Transformation

Dates of the Conference:
27-29 February, 2020
Last date for Submission of Papers:
15 January, 2020
Communication from IASSI about acceptance of papers:
22 January, 2020
Last date for Conference Registration:
31 January, 2020

Papers submitted should not exceed 8000 words (including tables and appendices) with an abstract of 500 words. The abstracts will be compiled into a booklet which will be shared with the 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 and plagiarism free submissions.

Participation Category With Accommodation Without Accommodation
  Delegate Accompanying Persons Delegate
India (INR) 4000 3000 1500
Developing Countries (US $) 150 125 75
Other Countries (US $) 200 150 100


  • 50% concession on registration is available to students and scholars who are not employed or for those employed as research assistants and associates (below the level of Assistant Professor/Lecturer)
  • The registration fee for the Conference includes payment towards a conference kit (comprising the summaries of all the papers presented at the Conference, a CD containing the papers, copies of keynote papers and other lectures delivered at the Conference, a conference bag, stationery, etc.) modest accommodation, meals and transportation between the place of accommodation (arranged by the organizers) and the venue.
  • Accommodation would not be available for those registering after the deadline of 31 January, 2020. On the spot registration will be allowed only for those seeking participation without accommodation
  • IASSI Membership is mandatory for participation in the Conference. The Conference registration fee does not include the IASSI membership fee, which needs to be paid separately.

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