CfP: Seminar on Mental Health at NUSRL, Ranchi [May 15-16]: Submit by March 20

About the Institution

NUSRL, Ranchi, the 14th National Law University of India has been established by an Act of the Jharkhand State Legislature, prompted by the vision of the constitutional forefathers that the law, legal system and legal institutions have an overreaching role of human, social, political and economic development of the Nation.

The Centre for Legal Aid Programme is an integral centre of learning at the National University of Study and Research in Law. The Centre is known to have been championing the contemporary and globally relevant domain of legal aid and awareness.

About the Seminar

National Seminar on Mental Health and its Interface on Socio-economic and legal arenas at National University of Study and Research in law, Ranchi on 15th– 16th May 2020

The Mental Healthcare Act had been introduced in 2017 upon the ratification of the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2006, after incorporating the human rights aspect of persons suffering from mental disorders, which wasn’t recognized in the prior Act of 1987.

Despite the enforcement of such an Act, its implementation seems to be a practical impossibility, under the prevailing socio-economic conditions of the country. In this context, the Medico-legal seminar shall endeavour to assess the actual stance and challenges faced by the different stakeholders in the existing mental healthcare regime such as mandated counsellors, the caregivers, local public authorities, social workers in the field of mental health, health economists, legal professionals, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, academicians and so on.


Mental Health in Society

  • Mental health, faith-healers and religious practices
  • Gender differences in mental health treatment
  • Issues and role of community in rehabilitation
  • Schools as a medium for creating awareness of mental health and illness
  • Mental Health and Economics
  • Socio-economic constraints and stigma regarding mental health
  • Health Economics and Mental Health
  • Human Development Index and Mental Health

Mental Health in Law

  • Legal validity of the Mental Healthcare Act 2017
  • Ethics in the medical practice of mental health
  • Human rights and Mental Health
  • Budget allocation and mental health
  • Reservation policy and mental health

Note: The above sub-themes are merely suggestive, not exhaustive.


National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

AT- Nagri, P.O Bukru, Kanke-Pithoria Road, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand 834006

How to submit?

Registration Link: CLICK HERE

Participants must submit their abstract at clap[at]

The last day for submission of the abstract for the Seminar has been extended to March 20th, 2020. Also, those who have already submitted the abstract are hereby given an opportunity to make any modifications in their submissions and resubmit the same by March 20th, 2020.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Last date for Submission of the Abstract: March 20th, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance of the Abstract: March 30th, 2020
  • Last date for Final Paper Submission: April 10th, 2020
  • Dates of the Seminar: May 15th – 16th, 2020

Contact info

Akhil: +91 91101 37158, akhil.piyush1887[at]

Anumeha: +91 99554 05219, anumeha98[at]

Sanya: +91 97717 73564, sanyasingh667[at]

Shilpi: +91 79790 19197, shilpi[at]

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