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CfPs: 57th ISLE Annual Conference, 10-12 October, Srinagar

Call for Papers

57th ISLE Annual Conference, 10-12 October 2015, Srinagar, India

The 57th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) will be held during 10-12 October, 2015 at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. The Conference is being jointly organised by Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar and S. K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir. Professor Ravi Srivastava, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi is the Conference President.

Conference Themes

1. Unpaid Work

2. Right to Work & Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

3. Labour and Employment in Manufacturing Sector

Submission of Papers:  Papers along with a summary of 1000 words may be sent to:

Dr. Preet Rustagi, The Hon. Secretary, Indian Society of Labour Economics, NIDM Building, IIPA Campus, I.P. Estate, New Delhi–110002 or emailed to: with a copy to Abstracts of papers selected for the Conference will be published and circulated among the Conference participants. Selected revised papers would be considered for publication in the subsequent issues of the Indian Journal of Labour Economics subject to peer review.

Best Paper Awards: Two awards have been instituted for the best paper writers, below 40 years: Ruddar Datt Memorial Award and Sanjay Thakur Young Labour Economist Award (carrying prize money of Rs. 10,000 each). The papers on any of the Conference themes to be considered for the award should be presented by the paper writers themselves. Contributors willing to be considered for the awards are requested to furnish age proof along with the single authored paper before the deadline.

Surjit Singh Fellowship: The ISLE also invites applications from scholars below 40 years of age working on labour and employment issues for the award of one Fellowship of Rs.50, 000/- instituted in the memory of former Secretary of the Society Dr. Surjit Singh. The application should contain a short proposal (about two-three pages) providing details of research objectives, hypotheses, methodology and theoretical framework of the study. The awardee is expected to prepare a comprehensive research paper/monograph by the end of 2015 and also present a paper based on it during the Conference. The last date of submitting the application is 7 May 2015 and the decision of award would be communicated by 20 May 2015. (Visit for more details.)

Conference Registration:


Conference Registration Fee Structure

Dates to Remember


  • Dates of the Conference: 10-12 October 2015
  • Last Date for Submission of Papers: 31 July 2015
  • Communication from ISLE about acceptance of Papers: 14 August 2015

(Those who would like to receive early communication of the acceptance of their papers should request for early information in this regard while sending their papers).

  • Last date of registration: 15 September 2015

India (Rs.)



Developing countries  (US$)



Other countries



Note: Participants, who are members of ISLE but have not renewed their membership for the year 2015, or are not members of the Society need to pay the membership fee to be able to attend the Conference. The annual membership fee is Rs. 1000 for those from India, US$ 100 for those from developing countries, and US$ 125 for those from other countries.

Demand draft (DD) drawn in favour of "local organizing secretary ISLE 57", payable at Srinagar, should be sent by 15 September 2015 to the Local Organizing Secretary, Professor. G.M. Bhat, Head, Department of Economics, and  Dean, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar with soft copy to

Besides participation in pre-conference event (planned between3.00 p.m. – 7 p.m. on 9 October 2015) and all the sessions of the conference, registration will entitle the participant to avail modest boarding, lodging, Conference kit and other Conference materials.

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