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Call for Papers: Indian Society of Labor Economics Conference [Oct 10-12, Srinagar]: Submit by July 31 + Rs. 50,000 Surjit Singh Fellowship

Indian Society of Labour Economics is organising its 57th Annual Conference between 10-12 October, 2015 in Srinagar.


Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar and S. K. University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Kashmir.


The Themes for the 57th ISLE Conference:

1. Unpaid Work

2. Right to Work & Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

3. Labour and Employment in Manufacturing Sector

Submission of Papers

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

Dr. Preet Rustagi, The Hon. Secretary, Indian Society of Labour Economics,

NIDM Building, IIPA Campus,

I.P. Estate, New Delhi–110002

A soft copy should be emailed to: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]

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.

Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Papers: 31 July 2015

Communication from ISLE about Acceptance of Papers: 17 August 2015

Last Date for Registration: 15 September 2015

Best Paper Awards

Two awards have been instituted for 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).

Those willing to be considered for the awards are requested to send their date of birth along with the single authored paper before the deadline.

Surjit Singh Fellowship

The ISLE also invites applications 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 2015 and also present a paper based on it during the Conference.

Note: The last date of submitting the application is 7 May 2015 and the decision of award would be communicated by the middle of 20 May 2015.

Besides participation in pre-conference event (planned between3.00 p.m. – 7 p.m. on 9 October 2015) and all the sessions of the conference, registration will entitle the participant to avail modest boarding, lodging, Conference kit and other Conference materials.

Conference Brochure is HERE.

Membership Form is HERE.

Registration Form is HERE.


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