Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are invited for the First Kerala Researchers' Conclave for Equitable, Sustainable, Rational and Democratic Society (ഒന്നാം കേരള ഗവേഷക സംഗമം) jointly organized by the Social Science Division of IRTC and Research Scholars' Collective (ഗവേഷകക്കൂട്ടം), Yuvasamithi, KSSP.
The conclave will discuss the issues related to the social milieu of Kerala from the perspective of social sciences, grouped under the three umbrella themes of Equity, Sustainability and Democracy. A number of sub-themes identified under each is given below:

  • Economic Inequality
  • Human Development
  • Social Inequality
  • Dalit/Adivasi Issues
  • Gender and LGBT Issues
  • Social Security
  • Gerontology
  • Problems of Differently abled
  • Inequality in Resources
  • Labour exploitation
  • ....
  • Education
  • Resource Utilization
  • Mining, Groundwater..
  • Land Use
  • Institutional Mechanisms
  • Quality Enhancement of Public Utilities
  • Mental Health
  • Crime
  • ....
  • Threats to Secularism
  • Fascism
  • Participatory Democracy
  • Intellectual Property Laws
  • Culture
  • History
  • Media
  • Language
  • Literature
  • ....
The list is not exhaustive. Interdisciplinary, trans-disciplinary or multidisciplinary work which cut crosses disciplinary boundaries are most welcome. Knowledge sharing and enhancement are construed as the essential outcomes for the participants of the conclave.

Abstracts for paper presentations are invited from Researchers, Academicians, Activists and others for the Researchers' Conclave to be held in April 2017.
The abstracts should be detailed and descriptive of the topic being covered. Even though no strict word limits are prescribed, abstracts are expected to be within a range of 450/500 to 2500 words.
Abstracts should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line "Abstract for Researchers' Conclave 2017".

Last date for receiving abstracts is 31 October 2016.

The abstracts will be scrutinized by a panel of experts and intimation will be given to the authors by the first week of November 2016

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