Call for Papers:One Day National Seminar on Electoral Reforms in India organised by Faculty of Law [28th January, 2017]

Call for Papers

Seminar papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, activists, scholars, students and other stakeholders of Electoral Reforms. The National Seminar will serve as a platform to deliberate on the following pertinent issues.

(i) Decriminalization of Indian Politics

(ii) Educational Qualifications of Elected Representatives

(iii) Politics of Defection

(iv) Office of Profit

(v) Independence of the Election Commission of India

(vi) Auditing of Election Manifesto

(vii) Regulating Party Funding and Election Spending

(viii) Recall of Elected Representatives:

(ix) Right to Reject

(x) NOTA

(xi) Compulsory Voting

(xii) Role of RTI and Political Parties

(xiii) Media and Election

(xiv) Exit Polls and Other Methods for Predicting Preferences of Voters

(xv) One Candidate One Constituency

(xvi) Role of Regional Political Parties in India

(xvii)Politics of Communalism and Castism

(xviii) Internal Democracy in Political Parties

(xix) Role of Industry, NGOs and Civil Society Organizations

(xx) Role of Women in Participative Democracy (xxi) Code of Conduct

Guidelines for Submission

Interested authors should submit an abstract of their original research/conceptual papers and empirical studies/case studies briefly describing objectives, methodology, major results and its implications in about 500 words. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and evaluated before final acceptance. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit and present full paper at the seminar. The length of the full papers should not exceed about 5000 words (excluding tables, figures, illustrations and references etc.) and it must be typed in Times New Roman font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1” margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word. The Blue Book: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.) must be strictly adhered to while submitting the abstract and full papers. Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors.

Submission Procedure

The Abstract and Full length paper bearing the following details shall be sent as an attachment on Email id.:



Address for correspondence

Contact Details


Title of the paper


The selected papers by the Committee will be published in a special volume on the seminar in the form of an edited book bearing an ISBN No.

Registration Fee

Registration fee should be remitted through Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia payable at New Delhi. Participants are required to bring the hard copies of the Demand Draft, registration form, printed copy of the paper and a valid Identity proof on the day of the National Seminar.

Important Dates

 Last Date for Submission of Abstracts by Post/E-mail (Softcopy): 31st December, 2016

 Intimation on Selection of the Abstract: 5 th January, 2017.

 Last Date for Submission of Scanned copies of Demand Draft and Registration Form: 22nd January, 2017.

 Last Date for Submission of Full Paper: 22nd January, 2017.

 Date of the National Seminar: 28th January, 2017.

Contact details

In Case of Queries and Clarification the following may be contacted:

Dr. Mohd Asad Malik (Co-ordinator): +91 9891999938

Hera Fatima Naqvi (Student Co-ordinator): +91 9711522193

For more details, click seminar_law_eri_2017january28,

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