Call for Papers: 58th Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics [Nov 24-26]: Submit by Sep 15 + Surjit Singh Fellowship

The 58th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) will be held during 24-26 November, 2016 in the premises of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, Assam.

The Conference is being organised by the IIT, Guwahati in collaboration with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati and OKD Institute for Social Change and Development, Guwahati.

Conference Themes:
  1. Labour Market Institutions and Regulations
  2. Wages in India: Structure, Trends and Determination
  3. Education, Employment and Labour Markets
Submission of Papers:

Papers along with a summary of 1000 words may be sent to with a copy to

Abstracts of papers selected for the Conference will be published and circulated among the Conference participants.

Selected revised papers would be considered for publication in the subsequent issues of the Indian Journal of Labour Economics subject to peer review.

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Submissions for the abstracts and panel proposals may also be made online at the Conference website here.

Best Paper Awards:

Two awards have been instituted for the best paper writers, below 40 years: Ruddar Datt Memorial Award and Sanjay Thakur Young Labour Economist Award (carrying prize money of Rs. 10,000 each).

Surjit Singh Fellowship:

The ISLE also invites applications from scholars below 40 years of age working on labour and employment issues for the award of one Fellowship of Rs. 50, 000/- instituted in the memory of former Secretary of the Society Dr. Surjit Singh.

The application should contain a short proposal (about two-three pages) providing details of research objectives, hypotheses, methodology and theoretical framework of the study.

The awardee is expected to prepare a comprehensive research paper/monograph by the end of November 2016 and also present a paper based on it during the Conference.

The last date of submitting the application is 20 July 2016 and the decision of award would be communicated by first week of August 2016 (Visit for more details.)

Full details are here.

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