CfP: International Conference on “Building Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem” by GNLU [July 29 to 30]: Submit by June 15


GNLU Centre for Law and Society is organising International Conference on “Building Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for a More Sustainable and Resilient Society” at GNLU Campus from July 29 & 30, 2022.

About the Conference

The Second International Conference on “Building Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for a More Sustainable and Resilient Society” is scheduled to be held on July 29 & 30, 2022 at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. 

The conference is jointly organised by the GNLU Centre for Law and Society and the GUJCOST-GNLU Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Property Rights.  

The conference is sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, and the GNLU Legal Incubation Council. We also have reputed Social Work and Social Entrepreneurship institutions as knowledge partners, namely, TISS, Mumbai, EDII, Ahmedabad, MS University Baroda, and Madras School of Social Work, Chennai.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with social entrepreneurship Ecosystem enablers. 


Building Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for a More Sustainable and Resilient Society


Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  1. Social Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
  2. Social Entrepreneurship Intentions and Perspectives
  3. Mapping Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and Business Models
  4. Social Entrepreneurship Education & Capacity Building at Higher Education Institutions
  5. The Role of Universities and Incubators to Promote and Support Social Entrepreneurship
  6. Science & Technology Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Policy
  7. Striking Balance between Social Value Creation, Sustainability, and Resiliency
  8. Regulating Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Legislations, Policies & Procedures
  9. Innovations and Intellectual Property Rights 
  10. Building and strengthening the Social Entrepreneurial ecosystem to face uncertainties
  11. COVID-19 and the next normal for social enterprises in India and across the world
  12. Social Entrepreneurial Response to Pandemic (COVID-19) and Entrepreneurship in Disadvantaged Communities
  13. Self-reliance through Atmanirbhar Bharat Initiative Making Indian SMEs Globally competitive
  14. The paradigm shift of curriculum design for institution integration to boost Atmanirbhar Bharat in light of NEP-2020

The above list is indicative. Papers on any other sub-theme consistent with the central theme may also be considered.

Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission

The participants must submit the abstract of the paper:

  • Not exceeding the limit of 300 words
  • Must be in Microsoft word document
  • Font size -12, Times New Roman, single line spacing, and four keywords
  • The abstract must indicate the objectives, methodology, significant results, implications, and critical references. The abstracts will be scrutinised and finalised by the editorial committee.
  • The criteria for evaluation by the reviewers are based on relevance, methodology, and originality.
  • The abstract must include the author’s name (s), affiliation (s), full postal address, email ID, mobile number, and the paper’s title on the front page. The abstract must be submitted only through the Google Form given at the end of this post.

Full Paper Submission

  • The full paper must be submitted only through the Google form here.
  • The authors are requested to take care of the following guidelines before submission of the research paper to GNLU Conference-2022:
  1. Submit original papers only; which have never been published or sent for publication to
    any other publisher
  2. Use Times New Roman for the entire manuscript with specific font sizes for different parts
    and headings of the paper (as given below)
  3. Word limit for the full paper: 5000 words
  4. Title of the Paper: Font 14, Centre text and Bold
  5. Abstract: Font 12, Italics, Word limit- around 250 words
  6. Keywords: 4 to 6
  7. All headings with font size 13 in bold
  8. All subheadings in font size 12 in bold
  9. Body text/running text in font 12 un-bold
  10. Conclusion/ Summary: Font 12, Un-bold, 200 to 300 words
  11. References: APA format
  12. Diagrams/graphs/figures: Properly placed and cited in the text with figure labels/descriptions at the bottom of the diagram/graphs/figures/sketches etc.
  13. Tables: Properly placed and cited in the text with table numbers and labels at the top of the table.
  14. The factual information adopted from any published documents must be cited with the source. In addition, this citation must be referred to in detail in the reference list.
  15. The name of the contributor (s), designation, institutional affiliation, mobile number, and email-id must be given correctly, preferably on the first sheet of the paper.
  16. Copyright issues must be taken care of. The manuscript must be free from plagiarism.

Registration Fee

  • For students: INR 500
  • For Research Scholar: INR 500
  • For Academicians and Practitioners: INR 800


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Best Paper Award will be awarded for each track.


Opportunities to publish in edited book (s) with ISBN NO. is available.

Important Dates

  1. Last dates for submission of abstract: June 15, 2022
  2. Notification of acceptance/Rejection of abstract: June 20, 2022
  3. Last date for submission of the full paper along with the registration fee: July 10, 2022

Contact Information

In case of any queries, you may mail us on or contact Dr. Ambati  Nageswara Rao, Conference Convenor, GNLU on +91 98983 32217.  

Click here to register for the international conference on Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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