NMIMS Kirit P. Mehta School of Law established Centre for Excellence in 2018. The Centre is dedicated towards enhancing productivity through quality research, training and extension programmes aimed at propagating legal values.
In its endeavour to promote research and training in the domain of Law and allied fields, currently, the Centre invites students, research scholars, academicians, policy makers, practitioners, NGO’s and various other stakeholders to initiate a dialogue on the theme “Protection and Improvement of Environment and Safeguarding of Forests and Wildlife: Challenges and Remedies” by ensuring a thematic display of papers in an essential dissemination of knowledge.
About the Seminar
The concept of conservation and protection of Environment and Wildlife is enshrined in the Indian Constitution under Directive Principles of State Policy in Article 48 A and 51A (g) along with a series of legislations like The Environment (Protection) Act, The Indian Forest Act, etc.
While with the opening up of Indian markets and process of globalization, the country has made significant progress economically but, on the other hand, issues such as depletion of the ecosystem and lack of conservation efforts have also come to fore. The causes of degradation of environmental resources lie ultimately in a broad range of policy, and Institutional, including regulatory shortcomings, leading to direct causes.
The Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, in its State of Environment Report, India, 2009 observed that Habitat destruction, over-exploitation, pollution, and species introduction are the major causes of loss of wildlife and environment in India.
In this backdrop, it is extremely pertinent to discuss and deliberate on issues pertaining to the protection and conservation of India’s ecosystem and wildlife. The two days National Seminar will encourage deliberations on diverse issues with respect to protection, conservation, and discussion on the effectiveness of International conventions pertaining to the ecosystem and its implementation.
Thematic Areas of Seminar
Legal Framework for Protecting Environment and Wildlife in India
Effectiveness of International Conventions pertaining to Environment and Wildlife conservation and protection laws and their implementation.
Constitutionality of animal rights and the role of the government in protection of animal right in India.
Animals’ right to a natural habitat vis-à-vis humans’ right to development.
Animal ethics and need to regulate cruelty towards animals as a part of tradition and as a source of entertainment.
The growing business of Poaching as a result of unemployment in tribal areas.
Approach of Judiciary towards protection and conservation of Environment and Wildlife in India.
Role of indigenous communities in the preservation and conservation of Biodiversity in India.
Environmental Economics, Politics and Policies
Sustainable Development and ‘New India’
Initiatives stimulating employment and Environment Conservation
Concept of Eco-Tourism in Protected Areas
Need for initiatives such as health care facilities to Animals, Animal census and monitoring to prevent poaching and other illegal practices.
Human and Wildlife Conflict Mitigation
Impact and Role of Technology in Protection and Conservation of Environment.
Note:The above sub-themes are illustrative and any other relevant paper in accordance to the main theme of the seminar may be accepted.
Original research papers are welcome on the above-mentioned topics but are not restricted to the sub-themes as given.
The paper can be co-authored. However, a maximum of three authors per entry is
The author(s) are requested to attach a separate word document along with their abstract and research paper containing the following details:
i. Title of the paper with the sub-theme.
ii. Names of author(s).
iii. Name of the College/University/ Institution.
iv. Email address and contact number.
No personal details to be mentioned in the abstract or the research paper.
The abstract must not exceed 300 words (including 3-4 keywords)
On receiving confirmation for the selected abstracts, the authors are requested to make the payment before the mentioned deadline. Details regarding payment procedure will be shared along with the confirmation of abstract.
Final Paper must maintain the word limit of 4000-6000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
The Abstract and the Full paper should be submitted in .doc/.docx format with the following specifications, before the deadlines to[email protected] with the subject line “Abstract Submission for National Seminar” (Abstract) and “Paper submission for National Seminar” ( Research papers):
i. Font Type: Times New Roman
ii. Font size: 12 pts
iii. Line spacing: 1.5
iv. Footnotes Font Type: Times New Roman
v. Footnotes Font size: 10 pts
vi. Footnotes Line spacing: 1
vii. Margin to be of 1 inch on all sides
viii. Citation: Any uniform pattern of citation.
The abstract, soft copy submissions and queries related to the seminar should be addressed via email to nmi[email protected]
Last date of Abstract submission.
20th December 2018
Communication of shortlisted Abstracts
25th December 2018
Last date of Payment and Registration form
10th January 2019
Last date for full paper submission
20th January 2019
Date of the Seminar
16th February 2019.
*The schedule given above will be strictly followed. The organizers may not entertain any requests for extension of the deadlines.
*Registration fees do not include accommodation charges.
All registrations will be considered complete only after the payment for registration is made.