CfP: Seminar on Reproductive Health and Surrogacy at Osmania University, Hyderabad [Dec 28-29]: Submit by Dec 12 [Extended]

About the organizer

Osmania University (OU) was established in the year 1917, is the seventh oldest in India and the third oldest in South India. The University reflects the National agenda for higher learning, education as well as the aspirations of its founder, Mir Osman Ali Khan, the 7th Nizam of Hyderabad. The Department of Law, Osmania University, has a glorious history of more than 100 years.

About the Conference

Osmania University, Department of Law is organising a Two Day National Seminar on Reproductive Health and Surrogacy in India: Law, Policy and Practice.

Seminar dates and Venue: 28th & 29th of December, 2019 at Seminar Hall, University College of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad- 500007.

In India since 2002, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has been recognized as infertility treatment under the Government of India Ministry of Tourism Policy. Through this policy, commercial surrogacy was recognized and even foreigners can seek surrogacy arrangements in India.

But later because of judicial pronouncements and strong opposition from women welfare groups, Indian government prohibited surrogacy arrangements to foreigners in the year 2015. The Government of India also banned the import and export of embryo for commercial surrogacy.

During the pendency of PIL, in Jayashree Wade vs. Union of India, the Indian government has pronounced a novel legislative proposal on surrogacy, Surrogacy Bill, 2016. By the Bill of 2016, Indian government restricted the surrogacy arrangements to infertile Indian married couples only by debarring all foreigners, giving room to controversies to various forums, conflicting interests and constitutional questions.

Moreover under the light of National Legal Services Authority vs. Union of India, in which the Supreme Court recognized transgender as the third gender, the constitutional rights of many people are to be discussed at length.


Research Papers are invited from the Faculty of Law, scholars, lawyers, students, social engineers, experts in the relevant fields.

The Abstract shall be submitted within 200 words along with the title, author names, affiliation, address for correspondence, emails of authors with 4 to 5 keywords on any one or more of the conference themes. All the manuscripts are to be submitted to nssurrogacy2019[at] only.

Themes and sub-themes

  • Reproductive health under Indian Constitution
  • Reproductive rights under International Instruments
  • ART as an advancement of Science and Technology
  • Surrogacy: Socio, legal and ethical aspects
  • Surrogacy: Medical aspects
  • Surrogacy contracts and their validity
  • Surrogacy: Rights of children
  • Judicial response on surrogacy
  • Law relating to surrogacy in India
  • Any other related aspect

Registration Procedure

Students: Rs. 500/-

Academicians & Others: Rs. 1,000/-

The participants can register either by paying Cash at the venue on conference date or through DD in favour of Coordinator, UGC-SAP-DRS-1, Department of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

All the submissions and registration requests are to be made through email to nssurrogacy2019[at] Limited Accommodation is available at the campus on first come first serve basis, on additional payment

Important dates

Submission of Abstract: 12-12-2019
Acceptance of Abstract: 14-12-2019
Submission of Full-Length Paper: 21-12-2019
Acceptance of Full-Length Paper: 24-12-2019
Seminar Dates: 28th & 29th December 2019

Contact Information

Coordinator: Prof. Y. Vishnupriya, Professor of Law, Department of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad- 500007

Email: vishnu.law14[at]

Mobile: +91- 9440610681

Seminar Volunteers

Parupally Ravi, PTL, UCL, OU: Phone no. +91- 9959997446

Ms. G. Madhavi, PTL, UCL, OU: Phone no. +91-9505515143

T. Nishit, Research Scholar: Phone no. +91- 8074266545

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