Call for Papers: Jamia Millia Islamia’s National Seminar on Electoral Reforms in India [28 Jan, Delhi]: Student Registration Fee: Rs. 750; Submit by Dec 31

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The National Seminar offers an opportunity to professionals, experts and students from various disciplines to present their research papers highlighting the issue of ‘Electoral Process and Reforms in India.’
Consequently, the Seminar will serve as a platform to address the following pertinent issues.


1. Decriminalization of Indian Politics

2. Educational Qualifications of Elected Representatives

3. Politics of Defection

4. Office of Profit

5. Independence of the Election Commission of India

6. Auditing of Election Manifesto

7. Regulating Party Funding and Election Spending

8. Recalling of Elected Representatives

9. Right to Reject

10. NOTA

11. Compulsory Voting

12. Role of RTI and Political Parties

13. Media and Election

14. Exit Polls and Other Methods for Predicting Preferences of Voters

15. One Candidate One Constituency

16. Role of Regional Political Parties in India

17. Politics of Communalism and Casteism

18. Internal Democracy in Political Parties

19. Role of Industry, NGOs and Civil Society Organizations

20. Role of Women in Participative Democracy

21. Code of Conduct


The papers selected by the Committee will be published in the form of a book bearing an ISBN No.


Interested authors should submit an abstract of their original research/conceptual papers and empirical studies/case studies briefly describing objectives, methodology, major results and its implications. The abstract must not exceed 500 words.

All abstracts will be peer reviewed and evaluated before final acceptance.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit and present their paper at the seminar.

The length of the final submission should not exceed 5000 words excluding footnotes.

The abstract and the final submission must be typed in Times New Roman, with font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing.

The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.) must be strictly adhered to while submitting the abstract and the final submission.

Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors. Atleast one author must be present at the Seminar for presentation.


The abstract and the complete research paper bearing the following details shall be sent as an attachment on

Submission form is HERE.

For further details regarding submission, click HERE.


Registration fee should be remitted through Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia payable at New Delhi. Participants are required to bring the hard copies of the Demand Draft, registration form, research paper and a valid Identity proof. Registration fee can also be paid in cash at the registration desk on the day of the seminar.

Type of Delegates

1. Professionals (NGOs/Academicians/Policymakers etc.)

Rs. 1200 (Single Author)

Rs. 1500 (Co-Author)

2. Research Scholar

Rs. 1000 (Single Author)

Rs. 1200 (Co-Author)

3. Students

Rs. 750 (Single Author)

Rs. 1000 (Co-Author)


Last date for submission of abstract: 31st December, 2016.

Intimation on selection of the abstract: 5th January, 2017.

Last date for submission of scanned copies of Demand Draft and Registration Form: 22nd January, 2017.

Last date for submission of full paper: 22nd January, 2017.

Date of the National Seminar: 28th January, 2017.


The Seminar shall be held at Jamia Millia Islamia.


In case any queries/ clarifications arise, the same can conveyed to the committee by sending an e-mail to

For further clarifications, the following may be contacted:

Dr. Mohd Asad Malik (Co-ordinator): +91 9891999938.

Hera Fatima Naqvi (Student Co-ordinator): +91 9711522193.

Suvaiba Fatima Ahmed: +91 8588925680

Faisal Mohammed: +91 8800641448

For  further details, click HERE.

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