Call for Papers: NUJS National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Real Estate Sector in India: A Legal Perspective”

“Warm New Year greetings from the WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.” 

It gives us  immense pleasure to announce the  “One-Day UGC sponsored NATIONAL SEMINAR ON EMERGING TRENDS IN REAL ESTATE SECTOR IN INDIA: A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE” organised by WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata. On these lines, the seminar aims at discussion and deliberation on how the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, may play as a game-changer for all the major stakeholders and players involved in the sector. Furthermore, the Seminar aims to focus on various other contemporary issues relating to real estate like its interplay with the environment and the applicable laws in this regard, the problems faced by the buyers and developers and the role of the legal system thereof, the legal challenges in the establishment of smart cities, the growing trend of Public Private Partnership (PPP), etc. Thus, this Seminar aims to bring forth these issues in the real estate sector and contemplate and analyze the implications of law about the same.

Date: 25th March, 2017

Venue: The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, 12, LB Block, Sec III, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700098

Call for Papers: Well researched papers are invited from scholars, researchers, practitioners, academicians, real estate investment experts and students on the themes and tenors mentioned hereunder.  Interested participants are requested to submit Papers and make Presentations in order to promote dialogue and exchange of experiences in line with the theme of the Seminar. All those interested may send an abstract of not more than 500 words, highlighting the key issues intended to be discussed in the paper.

Acceptance of abstracts will be duly intimated by 25th FEBRUARY, 2017, and the full papers will be required to be submitted by the authors thereafter within the stipulated time.

Theme & Sub-themes: The Main Theme of the Seminar is “Emerging Trends in the Real Estate Sector in India: A Legal Perspective”. In line of this, sub themes for the seminar include the following –

  • Regulation of Real Estate Sector
  • Real Estate and Environmental Issues
  • Urban and Town Planning
  • Smart Cities and Legal Challenges thereof
  • Public Private Partnership in Real Estate Sector
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Real Estate Law
  • Dynamics of Foreign Investment in Real Estate Sector
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Real Estate Sector
  • Plight of Buyers and Consumers and Respite under the Law
  • Rights and Liabilities of the myriad Players in the Real Estate Sector
  • Real Estate and Taxation Regime

The above is only an indicative list of sub-themes. Papers on any other theme not mentioned above but having relevance to the main theme of the Seminar may be submitted.

Submission Guidelines: 

Rules for Abstract Submission

  • The length of the Abstract should not exceed 500 words.
  • All abstracts should be submitted in

*        Font Type         :  Times New Roman

*        Font Size          : 11 pts

*        Line spacing     : Single spacing

*        Alignment         : Justified


  • The last date of submitting Abstracts is 20thFebruary, 2017.
  • A notification regarding acceptance of the selected abstracts will be made by 25thFebruary, 2017, following which Final Papers are to be submitted in the following format.

Rules for Paper Submission

  • The length of the Paper should be within 5,000- 7,000words including footnotes.
  • All Papers should include an ‘abstract’ of not more than 500 words.
  • All Papers should be submitted in

*        Font Type      :  Times New Roman

*        Font Size       : 12 pts

*        Line spacing  : 1.5 spacing

*        Alignment     : Justified

  • The last date of submitting Final Papers is 20thMarch, 2017.

Rules for Footnotes/Citation

  • All references shall be made in the form Footnotes onlyin

*        Font Type     :  Times New Roman

*        Font Size      : 10 pts.

*        Line spacing : Single spacing

*        Alignment     : Justified

*        Style             : Bluebook (19th Ed.) Citation Format


Miscellaneous Rules

  • Co-authorshipup to two is allowed with separate registration.
  • Both the Abstracts and Final Papers should mandatorily have a separate Title Pagewhich clearly indicates the following-

*        Name of the author(s)

*        Designation of the author(s)

*        Contact details of the author(s)

*        Email Id(s) of the author(s)

· All Papers and Abstracts shall be sent via e-mail to as an attachment, the subject of which should mention ‘ABSTRACT SUBMISSION’ or ‘PAPER SUBMISSION’ accordingly.

  • The participants will be responsible for the originality of the work and agree to indemnify NUJS from and against any claims, suits and damages based on any claim of copyright infringement or plagiarism or unauthorized use.
  • The participants are expected to avoid plagiarism as far as possible and submit original papers only. Thus, any previously published material shall not be accepted.
  • NUJS assumes no responsibility for lost, delayed or incomplete entries or technical malfunction.
  • NUJS reserves the absolute right to cancel, defer, or postpone indefinitely, the conference in the event of the accruing of any incident, natural or man-made.
  • If there arises any situation that is not contemplated in the Rules, or any disputes arising in connection with eligibility, submissions of entry, marketing criteria, results; the decision on the same by organizing committee, NUJS shall be final and binding.

Important Dates:

Last Date of Submission of Abstracts February 20, 2017
Notification of Acceptance February 25, 2017
Last Date of Registration/Payment of Fees March 5, 2017
Last Date of full paper Submission March 20, 2017
Date of the Seminar March 25, 2017

Registration Details: 

Registration Fees

Registration Fees for Students Rs. 500/-per participant
Registration Fees for Participants other than Students Rs. 1000/- per participant

Last Date of Registration is March 5, 2017. 

  • For the purpose of registration for the Seminar, the fully filled Registration Form, is to be mandatorily sent to
  • Payment can be made by NEFT or Bank transfer in favour of WBNUJS A/C.

NEFT details –

*        A/C NO.- 066300301020002

*        IFSC CODE- CORP0000663


*        A/C TYPE- SAVING

  • Participants are required to make their own arrangements for travel, local conveyance and accommodation.

Correspondence Details:

For further details or queries please contact:

*     DR. M.P. CHENGAPPA, Seminar Coordinator – Email: | Contact: (+91) 890210497

*     Ms. Yuvina Goyal, Student Coordinator –   Email:| Contact: (+91) 8054666503



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