CfP: Conference on Constitutionalism at KES Shri Jayantilal H Patel Law College, Mumbai [Feb 1]: Submit by Dec 15

About the organiser

The Kandivli Education Society (KES), with the approval from the University of Mumbai and Bar Council of India, was established as KES Law College in 2012. Being established in the year 2012, from its inception itself the college has been striving for excellence in the field of legal education.

About the conference

Democracy in the mid-twentieth century post-colonial states emerged as a result of the liberal democratic waves in western societies. Newly independent India also emerged as a global leader in spreading values of freedom, democracy and secularism. India’s institutional design also reflected these values.

India adopted the Westminster style of government which is structured on parliamentary supremacy and fundamental law theories. The Indian Constitution is based on these principles and we witness a merger of both. The Constitution is supreme but the parliament is allowed to amend the Constitution.

Though, the Constitution imposes certain restraints upon the powers of the government which are inherently included in it.

The conference aims to examine the Constitutionalism in India that is based on structuring, creating and defining the limits of the government’s power and authority. The conference also aims at analyzing the ideal that the government can and should be legally limited in its powers through the Constitution.


Academicians, Professionals and Research Scholars (Participation, Presentation and Publication), students, participants


  1. Administrative discretion vis-à-vis Rule of law.
  2. Reasonableness of restrictions: A limitation on the state’s authority.
  3. Influence of Media and its impact on Constitutionalism.
  4. Right to Information: A tool to restrict unlimited governmental powers.
  5. Procedure established by law: Proactive role played by the judiciary.
  6. Multi-fold functions performed by governmental authorities’ vis-à-vis Doctrine of Separation of Powers.
  7. Role of Higher Judiciary in implementing Constitutionalism.
  8. Adoption of welfare state philosophy and the Emergence of Tribunalisation.
  9. Limitations and challenges in building Democracy.
  10. Article 370: Abrogation and its Constitutional validity.
  11. Federalism as an aspect of Constitutionalism.
  12. Doctrine of Checks and Balances.
  13. Reasonable classification and the powers of the State.
  14. Lokpal and Lokayukta, an institution to promote Constitutionalism.
  15. Abuse of powers under Preventive Detention law – a threat to Constitutionalism.

The sub-themes are illustrative and any other research papers relevant to the above mentioned themes are welcome.


India, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Important Dates

1. Last date of submission of Abstract 15th December 2019
2. Date of Intimation of acceptance of Abstract 18th December 2019
3. Last Date for submission of Full Paper 2nd January 2020
4. Conference Date 1st February 2020

Fee Details

  1. Academicians, Professionals and Research Scholars ( Participation, Presentation and Publication): Rs 1800
  2. Students: Rs. 800
  3. Participants: Rs. 1000
  4. In Absentia: Rs. 2000

Registration can be done after acceptance of papers on the website: HERE

Contact Information

Faculty Incharge (Convenor)

Shivani Mujumdar (Assistant Professor of law): 9970175201

Faculty In Charge (Co-Convener)

Viral Dave (Assistant Professor of law): 9969073382

Saumya Tewari (Assistant Professor of Political Science): 9769910907

For brochure and payment details, click here.

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