MY Parliament Fellowship : Work with Members of Parliament.

MY Parliament Fellowship

MY Parliament Fellowship presents an opportunity for promising graduates and young working professionals to engage themselves in the policy making process and contribute to a better India. It is a platform for the change makers of tomorrow to get a holistic understanding and experiential learning of governance and public policy. The fellowship aims at transforming the citizens from passive recipients to active participants in a democracy.


The fellowship would be a unique opportunity for the fellow to interact and learn from various policy think tanks, policy professionals and practitioners from around the world. Subsequently they would be assigned to work on live projects in a selected constituency under the guidance of the respective MP.


Call for Papers : International Conference on Gender Equality [Govt. of Kerala ]

The International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-1), “Gender, Governance and Inclusion” is a key global event organized by the Gender Park this year to accelerate progress towards our vision of a gender just society. UN Women is our key partner. Continue reading “Call for Papers : International Conference on Gender Equality [Govt. of Kerala ]”

Call for articles : Policy Wonks

Write articles for Policy Wonks

Policy Wonks welcomes unsolicited articles. .
We are focusing on six specific policy issues:
Economy and Business
International Relations
Human Capital (will include education, skills, labour, et cetera)
Energy, Climate Change and Environment
Science and Technology
Law, Regulations and Society.
They also have a ‘Miscellaneous’ section if we get a very good piece on subjects outside the domains listed above.
Policy Wonks looks forwards to your contributions.You can send a piece on any policy issue to .

Your submission should

  • be between 500 to 2000 words, we will take longer time to respond to lengthier pieces and their chances of getting published will be lower
  • be original in content, should not have been published elsewhere
  • mention the source, preferably as a hyperlink, of any fact, quote that you use
  • not be harmful, blasphemous, defamatory, invasive of another’s privacy, objectionable, inaccurate or inflammatory
  • not be under consideration elsewhere

Policy Wonks have the right (but not the obligation) to remove any or all of your articles that fail to comply with the foregoing, or for any other reason, without notice to you. You own the copyright to your submitted content and you can post it anywhere else you wish. However, by submitting any content to Policy Wonks (including text, videos, photographs or audio materials), you grant Policy Wonks a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual license to exercise all rights under copyright law with respect to such content, which Policy Wonks may use, publish and distribute (along with your name and identifying features) on their websites and other properties and those of their affiliates and business partners, as well as for marketing and promotional purposes, online or offline, in any medium and mode of delivery.

The Policy Wonks team will generally get back to you within 3-5 working days. If you do not hear back from us within six working days, feel free to post it elsewhere.

Writing Tip: If you are interested in learning how to make the best pitch with your content, we recommend you to consult The Economist Style Guide.(

Internship at Finance Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh ,Stipend 50-75k

Job Descriptions

Legal Issues (1 Position) a. Review and analyse the legislations and case laws related to similar organisations in India and across the globe b. Prepare the draft AP EDB Act, duly incorporating the AP Infrastructure Development Enabling Act 2001, and draft corresponding rules in consultation with key stakeholders

Desired Qualifications • Ideally candidates would be enrolled in a programme in a premier institution in Law, HR, Technology, Economics, Public Policy, Management or related fields, based on the position applied to. • Students who are graduating and are looking for employment opportunity are also encouraged to apply. However, successful completion of internship does not confer any right on the candidate for employment with the Economic Development Board. • Working professionals, who wish to take a break or are interested in exploring related careers under the age 35 are also encouraged to apply. Working professionals with appreciable experience may be designated as Research Fellows. • For performing Cost-Benefit Analysis, an ideal candidate would be one with some prior related experience. However, all interested candidates can apply and necessary support will be provided in undertaking such analyses. III. Working Conditions & Stipend • The internship is expected to last between 6-8 weeks between the months of May and July, starting from May 18th. • The intern would be paid a total stipend of Rs. 50,000 for performance rated “Satisfactory”, Rs. 60,000 for performance rated “Good” and Rs. 75,000 for performance rated “Outstanding” for the entire internship period, as determined by a committee constituted for performance evaluation. The stipend would be paid only after the relevant report, presentation and supporting materials are handed over in duly stipulated format. • The internship is based out of Hyderabad; however, there could be substantial travel within the state, with logistical expenses reimbursed. • The Finance Department will assist the Interns find suitable accommodation at a reasonable cost in Hyderabad. • The candidates are strongly encouraged to bring along their own laptops.

Mode of Application • The candidates can apply for three positions, duly stating their preference in the Cover Letter • The candidates will have to send their application by email to, latest by April 17th 2015, in the following format: o A Cover Letter stating the three positions and their most preferred position they wish to apply to, not exceeding One page with filename Lastname_Firstname_CoverLetter.pdf o Scanned copy of the Student/Employee Id Card in One page with filename Lastname_Firstname_Id.pdf o Resume, not exceeding Two pages with filename Lastname_Firstname_Resume.pdf o Statement of Purpose, addressing both the questions below but not exceeding One Page in total with filename Lastname_Firstname_SOP.pdf § What are your prior academic and professional experiences that would equip you for undertaking your most desired position? § How would this position help you in your career ahead? o In total each applicant can send a single application, not exceeding Five pages in total and preferably in a single PDF with filename Lastname_Firstname_Application.pdf. • Please feel free to send your queries, to

Click to access APEDB_Internship_Notification_Final.pdf

RESEARCH INTERNSHIP (PAID) AT TEAMRESEARCH – India’s first professionally managed platform for lawyers and law students is drafting a Report on Law Schools in India. It would require 40-50 law students for collecting background information for the Report.

The duration of the assignment would be a week to ten days and if a student would like to contribute more, he/she can be engaged for a longer duration. Competitive remuneration will be paid to the selected students.

If you are interested, kindly drop an email with your college name, phone number and email id to and someone from TeamResearch will contact you soon.

Have your say! The UN wants to know what matters most to you! Do participate

Have your say! The UN wants to know what matters most to you: pick six global issues in the list and send it to the United Nations.



You’re part of a global vote at the United Nations, allowing people for the first time to have a direct say in shaping a better world.

The votes matter. The UN is working with governments everywhere to define the next global agenda to address extreme poverty and preserve the planet. The data from MY World continues to inform these processes and be used by decision makers around the world.

“I want this to be the most inclusive global development process the world has ever known”
– UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

Logon to and be a part of the inclusive global development

Indian Journal of Sports Law : Deadline extended to 10th March

Deadline extended on the requests made by the contributors for the journal.

Indian Journal of Sports law(IJSL)

IJSL is the first of its kind in India trying to understand the intricacies of sports law. It is a half yearly peer reviewed online journal on the field of Sports law. IJSL accepts manuscripts in the field of sports law which are scrutinized by a group of sports enthusiasts and renowned personalities in the field of sports law.  IJSL is a platform for exhibiting the best of the scholarly works in the form of legal analysis, perceptive comments and act as a major source to get information for people interested in the field. The journal would be catering to the needs of students, professionals, academicians and sports officials, sports players and sports enthusiasts to gain knowledge and update themselves about the legalities of sports from a global perspective.

Guidelines for Submission

All contributions submitted to the Journal should be original and should not be simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere.

The Editorial Board has refrained from imposing a theme.

A submission is welcome as long as it comes under the ambit of sports law

The contributions should be falling under the below mentioned categories

Case Comments (3,000 words)

Articles (4,000 words)

Book Reviews (1,500 words)

The Editorial team reserves the right to accept any piece of work beyond the prescribed categories.

All submissions must be in Times New Roman, Font size 12, Line Spacing 1.5

All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject without reviewing manuscripts that exceed the word limit substantially.Editorial board comprises of experts in the field of sports law who have had the experience of suggesting sports bodies, organisations and sports persons.

All submissions are to be made via e-mail as .doc or .docx or pdf documents

IJSL follows the Harvard Blue Book style of referencing – A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edn.). Contributors are requested to comply with the same.

Submission guidelines

The Journal shall retain all Copyrights arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.

The submissions should be sent via mail to

The submission should contain an abstract not exceeding 500 words and it should not include the name or the University/college name of the author (These can be mentioned in the mail.)

Last date for submission is 10 March 2015.

Submissions made after this date may be considered for subsequent issues.

Email your queries at

National Conference on “Banking Sector Reforms in India: Experience, Opportunities and Challenges” at Shri Ram College of Commerce (University of Delhi)

Date :April 6-7, 2015

Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, is an institution of repute in the area of commerce and economics education not only in India but Asia as well. The College is going to organize this year’s conference on the topic mentioned above in continuation of its tradition of organizing national and international conferences for the exchange of ideas for research scholars and academician. The proposed conference invites research papers from academicians, research scholars and policymakers on the following themes which provide broad indicative but not exclusive: (a) changing contours of banking in India, (b) banking effi ciency and productivity, (c) risk management strategies of banks and the role of regulators, (d) role of banks in fi nancial inclusion and rural development, (e) issues of NPAs in Indian banking system, (f) issue of central banking in India and its role and (g) fi nancial innovations and its implications for Indian banking.

Deadlines: Completed papers should be sent electronically at by 17th March, 2015. Decision on the acceptance/rejection would be made by March 25, 2015 following a blind review process. Travel Grant: Paper presenters (one per paper) will be paid only AC-III Tier railway fare as per the UGC rules for presenting paper in the conference. Accommodation: Outstation paper presenters would be provided accommodation free of cost on twin sharing basis at Delhi University Guest House. For any further query, an email can be sent at or contact telephonically at +91 9818639056 (Dr. Abhay Jain, Convener, College Seminar Committee). You may also refer to the college website for further details about the conference.

Anubhooti Internship Program

Anubhooti – After successful completion of 5 editions, since its inception in 2012 summer, this social internship programme of Think India has become a mode for the students to meet, interact, work & learn from the individuals and organizations working at the grass root level of our society.

Almost all the internee felt that the founders, volunteers of these organisations are a rare breed, synonym to the word “Sewa” – selfless service to the needy without any expectations. The feedback from the organisations show that the internees are in regular touch with the organisation even after the internship period and in a few cases the project / work undertaken by the internees has been useful in analysing and expanding the organisations work.

Gratified by the positiveness from both sides the organisers of Anubhooti, the Think India forum pleased to launch Anubhooti 6.0 – The Social Internship Programme, for the students of All India Premier Institutions. This project of Think India in association with some pioneering Social Organisations, aims to bring synergies among students of top-most institutes of India and crusaders working for a social change.


Registration Form:

Think India – A pan India initiative to bring together the best talents of the country and to infuse in them a ‘Nation First’ attitude, aimed at developing the nationalistic spirit and inspiring young India to be of service to the society. It is a platform for the Leaders of Tomorrow where they deliberate on issues of national importance, raise their concerns and offer innovative solutions to the problems faced by India.

With Best Regards,
Anubhooti 6.0 Team


2nd Damodaram Sanjivayya National Moot Court Competition (DSNMC) on Competition Law [6-8th March]; Register by 12th January 2015

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam is organizing its 2nd Damodaram Sanjivayya National Moot Court Competition (DSNMC).

The theme of this year’s competition is ‘Competition law’.

The DSNMC will be held on 68th March, 2015 at Visakhapatnam.

Eligibility Criteria:

Law schools/Colleges/ Institutes/ Universities, recognized by the Bar Council of India, are eligible to participate in the DSNMC. The participants should currently be pursuing their Bachelor’s degree in law i.e., Three Year or Five Year Law Courses. Students who have completed their law courses are not eligible to participate in the competition.

Only one team can register from a particular law school/College/ Institution/ University to participate in the DSNMC.

There shall be two speakers and one researcher designated for each team. In case of illness of the designated speaker, the researcher may be allowed to argue for the team with prior permission of the DSNMC Committee.


The Participating team shall duly fill the Registration Form provided along with the official rules and send it along with a Registration fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only). The Registration fee shall be sent through Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Registrar, DSNLU payable at Visakhapatnam. The last date for receiving the registration form with fee shall be 12th January, 2015.

The participants are required to submit two passport size photographs of each team member along with the registration form.

Each team shall be allotted a Team Code on the receipt of registration fee and form. The Draw of Lots for the Preliminary rounds shall be drawn by the DSNMC Committee on 20th February, 2015 and the opponent memorial shall be mailed to the respective teams by 23rd February, 2015.

The name of the Institution shall not be disclosed at the time of submission of memorials. Any such disclosure shall lead to disqualification.


The winning Team shall be awarded a Trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 30,000/-.

The Runners up Team shall be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/-.

The Best Memorial Award carries books worth Rs. 4,000/- for each member of the team.

The Best Speaker of the DSNMC (Preliminary Rounds) will get a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-.

The Best Speaker of the DSNMC Final Round will get a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/-.

Important Dates:

Release of moot Problem: 3rd November, 2014.

Last date for registration: 12th January, 2015.

Last Date for clarification of problem: 17th January, 2015.

Last date for submission of the memorials (Soft copy): 15th February 2015.

Last date for submission of the memorials (Hard copy): 25th February, 2014.

Competition Dates: 6th-8th March 2015.


For all further communications, the Organizing committee can be contacted at:

The DSNMC Committee

Moot & Advocacy Society

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

Plot no: 116, Sector – 11,

MVP Colony,

Visakhapatnam- 530017

Andhra Pradesh



For any clarifications through phone, please contact:

Mr. R. Bharat Kumar

Assistant Professor

Faculty Convener – DSNMC & Moot & Advocacy Society

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

Ph: +91 7671091333


Ms. Iswarya Moguluru

Student Convener – DSNMC & Moot & Advocacy Society

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University

Ph: +91 9676834123







Indian Journal of Sports Law

Indian Journal of Sports law(IJSL)

IJSL is the first of its kind in India trying to understand the intricacies of sports law. It is a half yearly peer reviewed online journal on the field of Sports law. IJSL accepts manuscripts in the field of sports law which are scrutinized by a group of sports enthusiasts and renowned personalities in the field of sports law.  IJSL is a platform for exhibiting the best of the scholarly works in the form of legal analysis, perceptive comments and act as a major source to get information for people interested in the field. The journal would be catering to the needs of students, professionals, academicians and sports officials, sports players and sports enthusiasts to gain knowledge and update themselves about the legalities of sports from a global perspective.

Guidelines for Submission

All contributions submitted to the Journal should be original and should not be simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere.

The Editorial Board has refrained from imposing a theme.

A submission is welcome as long as it comes under the ambit of sports law

The contributions should be falling under the below mentioned categories

Case Comments (3,000 words)

Articles (4,000 words)

Book Reviews (1,500 words)

The Editorial team reserves the right to accept any piece of work beyond the prescribed categories.

All submissions must be in Times New Roman, Font size 12, Line Spacing 1.5

All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject without reviewing manuscripts that exceed the word limit substantially.

All submissions are to be made via e-mail as .doc or .docx or pdf documents

IJSL follows the Harvard Blue Book style of referencing – A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edn.). Contributors are requested to comply with the same.

Submission guidelines

The Journal shall retain all Copyrights arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.

The submissions should be sent via mail to

The submission should contain an abstract not exceeding 500 words and it should not include the name or the University/college name of the author (These can be mentioned in the mail.)

Last date for submission is February 10th 2015.

Submissions made after this date may be considered for subsequent issues.

Email your queries at

Internship opportunity @ Women’s web

About Women’s web

Women’s Web is THE place for the Indian woman who wants to stay engaged with the world, who believes that she has a place in the world, and ideas to offer. We focus on women’s self-development and pursuit of happiness, by offering information on career development, entrepreneurship, managing work and family, successful women, women’s health, social issues and personal finances. Our goal is to help women learn and grow!


Women’s Web welcomes graduates/post-graduates to intern with us in the areas of writing, design and/or social media, as a way to gain experience in digital publishing/media and figure out if it is the right career for them, while bringing us fresh ideas and their skills.

It will be a relevant learning experience for students interested in pursuing a career in any media, besides a chance to build your portfolio. It is also a good opportunity for women on a career break, who are considering a new career in any form of media/publishing.

A letter of internship experience will be provided to interns who successfully complete a 2-month program.

What will I be working on?

Here are examples of some tasks that interns with us get to work on:

  • Interviewing women in different fields of work in India
  • Creating infographics/other design elements as a communication tool
  • Social media activity such as tweetathons, maintaining our G+ page or participating in other relevant communities
  • Building an image database to use with Women’s Web articles
  • Curating good writing on a particular topic from within/outside Women’s Web
  • Writing on contemporary topics of interest to our readers
  • Helping create our newsletter

As you would note, there is a lot more to digital publishing than just writing – and while you would get to do some writing as well, the internship helps you acquire many more skills.

Next internship available from

Dec 2014-Jan 2015 (can be extended by a month if both parties want to!)

Internship applications for Oct-Nov 2014 have been closed now. If you are interested and available during Dec-Jan 2015, please fill in the form below.


The ideal candidate for this position would be:

  • Someone doing their graduation or post-graduation, preferably in an Arts discipline, although we are open to other students. Or a candidate on a career break from another field, who fulfils the criteria below
  • Interested in a career in any branch of the media, or in the field of communications
  • With a very keen interest in social issues and change in India
  • Has good communication skills, especially written English and/or proficiency in design as a tool of communication
  • Is a self-starter, doesn’t need goading to work, and has a high degree of commitment to deadlines
  • And a very high degree of enthusiasm, curiosity and willingness to learn.

Time & Schedules

This internship will require you to spend about 10 hours every week, working with us on areas such as developing content on the site and supporting the Women’s Web community via social media. It could also involve some administrative and other routine tasks that are part of running a publishing platform.

You will need to be available for an hour each day, during week days, in order to be able to work closely with the core team.

Location is not a constraint, since this a home-based position, but candidates in Bangalore or Chennai would be given first preference.

If you are interested, fill in the application below, and we’ll get back to you if you fit the bill!

(Please do not fill the form unless you have carefully read through all the information above).

Click here 

Internship at Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives (AALI)

Volunteering with AALI is a unique and rewarding experience, and we welcome applications from individuals interested in interning with our office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Those who are pursuing the fields of law, international development, social work, women’s studies, and human rights are strongly encouraged to apply. AALI welcomes both Indian nationals and non-Indians to take part in the internship programme.

For Indian nationals: If you are an LLB/MSW student or researcher interested in applying for an internship with AALI, please view the organization’s internship and application submission guidelines here. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For non-Indians and NRIs: AALI has had prior experience hosting volunteers and interns from the United States and encourages individuals who are interested in exploring Indian law and women’s human rights to apply. For more information as to the types of internships available, as well as application instructions, please click here.

Jobs @ YP Foundation

The YP Foundation is Hiring!

10 things you should know about working with YP Foundation. 

1. Some places are not run-of-the-mill jobs. They are places to learn, challenge yourself, be blown away by people’s abilities to innovate and grow. TYPF is a way of life, in a happy, intense, meet-people-who-will-change-your-life kind of way. Ask anyone who has been here. Here’s what defines us:

2. One Team: We always think ‘we’ instead of ‘me’. Where else do you have colleagues that’ll drop everything in a second to help you with the thing you’re struggling with? We believe in collaborative growth where your own only competition is you and there are enough opportunities to travel, learn, grow and discover to go around for everyone. Where you inherit other people’s ideas and then get supported to enable your own.

3. Complete OwnershipTYPF, regardless of age gives young people the reigns to lead one’s own programme. This organization really does invest in its staff. Where else will you find non profit organizations where 19 year olds lead programmes and are trusted to do so?

4. Transparency: There’s nothing to hide at The YP. If you want to know something, just ask.

5. Radical Growth and Learning:  Such places are not always easy places to work in, in that they ask a lot of you. Your ideas, your knowledge, your willingness to un-learn, your time and your abilities to work with other people. Its a commitment that runs both ways, yours and ours.

6. The Journey, Not the Destination:  TYPF is not a place where you park your bags and camp, but a place you stretch yourself to try and crystalize the wildest of social change ideas into on-the-ground realities. At some point in your journey, we recognize that for some people it’s time to leave and hand over and we will encourage you to go on to the next fabulous part of your career. For others, TYPF takes care of the people it keeps on. Our staff have been with us from anywhere between the past 3-12 years.

7. A Place for Institutional Misfits: A place where people are fun to work with, feminist, passionate, where your voice has value and you are respected. Where you are judged on your hard work, sense of humour and commitment to get things done. We believe in thinking outside the box and are always willing to try out new ideas.

8. The Un-Patriarchal Family: TYPF is notoriously known for meeting amazing people who become like-family. We believe in plurality, diversity and respect diverse forms of identity and leadership. We don’t discriminate on the basis of your disability, HIV status, gender, caste, religion or sexual orientation. You are encouraged to challenge the status quo.

9. Being Resourceful: TYPF is a place where just when you think you’re getting complacent, something organic and unexpected is likely to take you down a whole new rabbit hole. Other then an unlimited supply of tea, coffee and internet, we believe in finding sustainable, cost effective ways of getting work done.

10. Self Care and the Individual: It isn’t just about the work, or being an expert at it. People at TYPF are the most precious resource we have and no one here goes ignored or unnoticed. TYPF provides 51 days of leave in a year and we encourage people to take time to take care of themselves.


We Are Growing!   

TYPF is currently looking at expanding its programmes and outreach and are specifically looking for experienced professionals and practitioners who can commit to lead, implement and build a long-term vision. We are currently a team of 14 staff members who work both part time and full time, with an active volunteer base of over 160 people each year. Read more about our Staff and Board Members here and here.

Not every kind of person fits into a place like this, but if you’re looking for a serious challenge to stretch your wings and roots, are passionate about working with and for young people or you know someone who is – apply!

Positions Available

Please click on the position to know more about the Job Description.

To Apply 

  • Send us a copy of your resume and a one-page Cover Letter (explaining your past experience and skills, why you are suitable for the position and what kind of work you’d really be interested and good at doing in that post) for the relevant position.
  • We encourage you to think through the cover letter and tell us something interesting about yourself that is relevant to the position.
  • In the title of the email you send us, write the title of the position you have applied for.
  • You must submit these two documents to to be considered for the post. Please note that incomplete applications are automatically rejected.
  • Applications are being processed on a rolling basis. The current last date to submit applications is December 15, 2014. The deadline will only be extended if positions have not been filled and we would request interested applicants to not wait until the deadline to submit the same.
  • The start date of positions are flexible.
  • For further queries, please contact us on Please note that individual comments posted on this page wont receive a response due to the large number of requests we receive, so if you have a query – email us at the id given above :)

NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ‘Medical Negligence: Issues and Responses’

The object of this seminar is to identify and deliberate on:
1. The challenges and legal issues involved in medical negligence cases and potential solutions;
2. Processes and procedures to balance the interest of patients and doctors
The seminar would focus on a range of subjects related to Medical negligence
1. Theme 1
Medical Negligence cases in India – Adequacy of law, legal issues involved, response of judiciary and possible solutions
2. Theme 2
Role of media – whether it helps in bringing out medical negligence cases and create awareness among people or evokes undue fear among people by creating unnecessary hype
3. Theme 3
Reasons for increase in medical negligence cases and possible solutions

4. Theme 4
Need for safeguards for Medical professionals from frivolous medical negligence proceedings
Research papers are invited from scholars, researchers, practitioners, academicians and students on issues related to above themes. Author of selected papers would be given an opportunity to present their paper on the day of seminar.


1. Submissions are to be made in electronic form only and are to be sent to with subject line “MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE SEMINAR”.
Note:a) The Paper should be given the file name as Name of the Author alongwith theme of the paper.
For e.g, Author’s Name: Diksha Jain and the paper is under Theme 1Then the file should be saved as: Theme 1 Diksha Jain
Both abstract and full paper has to be sent in the above manner.
b) Paper should have three parts saved as one file and sent as one document.
Part I – Details of the author(s), institution, address, e-mail id & mobilenumber.
Part II – Abstract of 200 words
Part III – Full Paper
c) The word limit for the full paper is 2500 words (inclusive of footnotes).
d) Submission must contain a covering letter indicating name of the author(s), institution, e-mail id & contact number.
e) By submitting a paper, the author is presumed to undertake that the paper is an original work and has not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
f) Papers found plagiarized will be summarily rejected.

g) Co – authorship is allowed (maximum of 2 authors).
h) All submissions must follow preferably the Bluebook system of citation.
i) Submissions must be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing 1.5
j) Footnotes must be in Times New Roman with font size 10 and line spacing 1.

Deadline of Abstract Submission: 7th November, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 10th November, 2014
Deadline of Full Paper Submission: 21st November, 2014
Seminar Date: 29th November, 2014
Rs.500 for each participant to be paid in cash on the day of seminar during Registration. All participants who register at the time allotted will be provided with a certificate of participation.
Participants may be provided with free accommodation at the University Hostel on request received on or before 10th of November 2014.

An abode for continual activity and unrelenting vitality, the School offers a wide array of academic and extracurricular opportunities making every day a potential adventure for the students of Faculty of Law, SGT University

For further details or queries, please contact us at
or contact: 9999896655 or 9971196636

International Conference On Combating Human Trafficking: With Special Reference to Women and Children

13th -15th February, 2015

Venue: Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, India



The Campus Law Centre  (CLC) organised an International Conference in April, 2014, which witnessed the world wide participation from countries including Singapore, Italy, China, Indonesia, Mauritius, Nigeria, U.K , South Korea, Maldives, Bangladesh,  Iran and Nepal. Inspired by the success of 2014 Conference, CLC proposes to hold , in 2015, an International Conference on Human Trafficking.

The Campus Law Centre,  University of Delhi offering three year law degree, having a multi-cultural and multi-lingual student- body, is rated as one of the best law schools not only in India, but also in Asia. It is a deep rooted legal institution of par excellence having glorious past of 90 years and a bright future ahead. Responding to new developments in legal education, it keeps introducing new subjects and concepts to professionally designed courses of study to make it more socially relevant. Thus, it is not only maintaining the existing high standards of legal education, but is also raising it to further heights. Qualitative teaching, moot-court competitions, campus placements, legal- aid services, regular discussions, and illustrious alumni are some of the features which have established CLC as a Centre of Excellence.



Human trafficking, unfortunately, is the fastest growing means by which people are enslaved, and one of the  fastest growing international organized crime. Approximately 80 per cent of human trafficking is women and girls and up to 50% are minors.

In 1904, the International Agreement for the Suppression of “White Slave Traffic” was signed and put into action. The purpose of this agreement was to protect women, young and old, from being involved in “White Slave Traffic.” After the First World War, the League of Nations focused on international issues and the Suppression of “White Slave Traffic” was changed to “Traffic in Women and Children” so that everyone was included with no discrimination to race. The children of both genders were also recognized as victims of trafficking. In 1932, during World War II, Japan had set up a horrifying and outrageous system known as “comfort stations” where women all across Asia were forced into sexual slavery.

In 1995, the United Nations’s  Fourth World Conference on Women at Beijing addressed the issue of trafficking of women. In this Conference, trafficking was  recognized as an act of violence against women, and the concept of trafficking was further defined . In 2011, US President, Obama declared the month of January to be Human Trafficking Awareness month, and named January 11, 2011 as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

The first step by the United Nations to combat trafficking was the Protocol to “Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children”, and was implemented on December 25, 2003. It is the only international legal instrument addressing human trafficking as a crime. Thereafter, many continents and countries have enacted laws against human trafficking, but these laws are often vague in terms of what a country considers exploitation. Thus, the obstacles include a lack of monitoring, inadequate training, and a lack of coordination between anti-trafficking measures and the authorities.

In November 2004, the ASEAN Declaration against Trafficking in Persons Particularly Women and Children was adopted which reaffirmed the Ha Noi Declaration of 1998 and the Ha Noi Plan of Action. After the 2004 ASEAN Declaration Against Trafficking,  numerous  MOUs were signed amongst the ASEAN nations viz. MOU between Lao PDR and Vietnam ; between Cambodia and Thailand ; between Lao PDR and Thailand; between Myanmar and Thailand; between Cambodia and Vietnam;  between Thai and Vietnam; between Myanmar and China, etc. However, despite all legal steps and agreements the organised transnational crime of trafficking continued and is presently the second largest organised crime. In May, 2005, the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings was adopted, and came into force on 1st February, 2008. As of April, 2014, the Convention has been ratified by 42 of Council of Europe.

In India, thousands of Indians are trafficked everyday to some destination or the other and are forced to lead lives of slavery. They survive in brothels, factories, guesthouses, dance bars, farms and even in the homes of well-off Indians, with no control over their bodies and lives. Besides, Article 23 of the Constitution of India which prohibits traffic in human beings and other similar forms of forced labour (a fundamental right granted to  citizens of India), the Government of India has enacted in 1956 the Suppression of Immoral Traffic in Women and Girls Act  (SITA) and renamed in 1986 as the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (ITPA). Various other central laws of the country also contain provisions in this regard.

Despite all round efforts-international, regional and domestic, is unable to alleviate this woes of modern slavery particularly the woes of women and children. The poor countries owing to its poverty and poor economic status among the improvised sections of the society can be easily targeted with no defence against this organised crime. Law as a tool of social engineering has the force to alleviate this organised crime against society and humanity. Thus, it necessitates consideration of the progress and effect of various agreements, conventions, MOUs, law, policies and statutes at various levels: international, regional and domestic.

Against this backdrop, Campus Law Centre, university of Delhi, a premier legal institution takes pride in organizing three day International Conference on “Combating Human Trafficking : With Special Reference to Women and Children ”. It will offer a unique opportunity to the academia, NGOs and policy makers to deliberate upon the issues to be discussed over there. The international and national experts are invited to deliberate upon legal and policy matters related to of monitoring, inadequate training, lack of coordination between anti-trafficking measures and the authorities,enforcement: investigation, enforcement: prosecution, public awareness, victim services and Research, technical cooperation among countries and international law enforcement agencies, etc.

Objective of the Conference

  • To address and enhance prevention strategies through legal instruments;
  • Law enforcement, detection, investigation and prosecution of traffickers;
  • Strengthen the assistance and protection of human trafficking victims;
  • Improve the identification, disruption and prosecution of human trafficking;
  • Enhance national, regional and international cooperation and coordination to combat human trafficking;
  • Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Repatriation of Trafficked Victims.


Call for Papers

In order to achieve the objectives of the Conference, the participants are invited to make critical analysis of International Human Trafficking Conventions, Treaties, Protocols and other instruments. In addition to Conventions/Treaties/Protocol based analysis of international human trafficking law, the participants are encouraged country-specific studies on success or failure of human trafficking law enforcement, detection of traffickers, investigation, prosecution of traffickers, cooperation between authorities, witness protection, training, education, rehabilitation, etc.



  1. Human Trafficking: Definition, Causes & Effects
  2. Forms of Human Trafficking

(i)         Trafficking in women for sexual exploitation

(ii)        Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)

(iii)       Child Sex Tourism (CST)

(iv)       Forced labour, Bonded Labour and Debt Bondage

(v)        Child Soldiers

(vi)       Trafficking in organs

  1. International Conventions Pertaining to Human Trafficking

(i)         The United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (1949)

(ii)        The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (1979)

(iii)       The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000, and the Protocols Thereto (i.e. The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children & The United Nations Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea, and Air)

(iv)       International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, 1990

(v)        Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989

  1. Regional Institutional Legal Framework

(i)         SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution, 2002

(ii)        ASEAN Declaration against Trafficking in Persons Particularly Women and Children, 2004

(iii)       African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights of 1981

(iv)      African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child of 1990

(v)        The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, 2005

(vi)       Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1988

  1. Trafficking, Trade and Migration


  1. Religious, Traditional Practices and Ritual Servitude


  1. Role of NGO’s, Civil Societies, Administrative Machineries, and police in combating Human Trafficking


  1. Rehabilitation of Trafficked Victims: Challenges
  2. Comparative / Domestic Human Trafficking Law

Constitutional and Legislative Provisions

Executive Efforts

Role of Judiciary

Papers are invited on any of the above themes. The list is not exhaustive. The themes that are not covered above, but have relevance in combating human trafficking through law may also be submitted. Only fifty papers will be selected for presentation at the Conference. The abstracts/papers will be selected on a competitive selection process. The selection criteria inter alia will be: relevance to the broad theme; quality of the abstract, geographical diversity of presenters etc. The abstract of paper should be approximately 500 words. It should indicate:

  1. Title of Papers
  2. Theme of Conference
  3. Sub-theme of Conference
  4. Presenter’s brief description, on a separate page, including name, designation, educational qualification, professional status and experience in not more than 300 words.

Abstract should be sent to



The deadline for submission of abstract is December 25, 2014, 2300 hrs Indian Standard Time

Guidelines for Paper Submission

(applicable to presenters whose abstracts would have been accepted )

  • Author’s Title & Name, University/Organization, Paper Title and Email Address to be stated clearly on the cover page of the paper.
  • The paper should consist of 5,000- 8,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.
  • Font – Times New Roman; Size 12 for Text, 10 for Footnotes
  • Line spacing -1.5 for text and single for footnotes
  • Microsoft Word Document Format
  • Papers to be sent to by  January, 30, 2300 hrs India Time
  • For citation and references, “Indian Law Institute, Rules of Footnoting” should be followed. Authors may visit freely accessible website of Indian Law Institute

The language of presentation will be English. Each speaker will be allocated a maximum of 20 minutes to present his or her paper. The presentation venue is equipped with a computer and LCD projector. Speakers who wish to use Power point slides to present their papers should save their slides onto a USB drive for this purpose.

Number of Participants

The participants of the Conference will be from India and Abroad. The number of participants including paper presenters shall not be more than one hundred. Non presenters will be selected on first- cum- first basis

Resource Persons

In addition to select paper presentations, eminent persons from India other parts of the world such as Professors, Judges, lawyers, Representatives from International Organizations, Think Tanks, NGOs etc are specializing and working on national and international climate change law shall address the audience.

Publication of Papers

Selected papers would be considered for publication in the form of a book.

Contact Address:

Professor (Dr.) Usha Tandon


Campus Law Centre

University of Delhi



Phone and Fax +91 11 27667895






To explore the socio-economic and political status of Muslims in India.
To understand the needs and requirements of Muslims in India at both micro and macro levels.
To assess the political representation of the Muslims in India-the World s largest democracy.
To measure the economic development of the community and its relationship with political
To identify the gap in formulation and implementation of policies for Muslims.
To explore the corrective measures to empower the political participation of the Muslims in India

Sub themes

1) Present status of the Muslim community (education, economic, employment, health, purdah, and
gender relations within the community)
2) Challenges faced by the community (Identity, Security and Equity)
3) Identification of gaps in formulation and implementation of the policies for the development of Muslims
4) Participation and Representation of Muslims in Politics
5) Political Debate (Muslim Vote Bank)
6) Debate on Affirmative Action

The conference invites papers relevant to the theme and the sub themes. Academicians, Professionals
and Research scholars who are interested in presenting papers are requested to send the abstract (in about
300 words) by email attachment to on or before 15 November 2014 and
thereafter the full length paper by 10 December 2014. The decision regarding acceptance of the paper for
presentation will be intimated by 31 December 2014. Once it is accepted the paper will be published in the
proceedings of the conference.

Last date for submission of abstract : 15 November 2014
Last date for submission of full length paper : 10 December 2014
Intimation of decision on acceptance of paper for presentation : 31 December 2014

For more details click here

NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum 2015!Last date extended

NASSCOM Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum 2015!

The Forum is a technology for good platform which will identify and support innovations that leverage Information Communication Technology (ICT) to address critical social problems and foster inclusive development in India.


Applications  are now open for the challenge! The forum is inviting applications from six categories; Not-for-profit, Social enterprise, Corporate – CSR, Corporate – Responsible Business, Governmet/ Multi-stakeholder partnership, Students, Individual, and Groups.

Winners will be recognized on a national platform, get the opportunity to network and connect with leaders from the IT-BPM Industry and receive support in the form of funding and mentoring.

Selecting Socially Impactful Projects

Poster- All categories

NASSCOM Foundation will continue in its quest to identify, showcase and support stellar innovations that have leveraged ICT to address critical gaps in social development, through the  Challenge.

Applications for the challenge will be invited from the following stakeholder categories:

  1. Social Enterprises
  2. Corporate –CSR Initiatives
  3. Corporate- Responsible Businesses
  4. Students, Individuals/Groups
  5. Government Departments/Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
  6. Not for Profits

Winners are awarded each year at the IT BPM industry’s premier event, the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum. Winner also get an opportunity to connect and network with Industry leaders, experts and investors.

So don’t worry if your innovation is a prototype, a pilot or a fully implemented project. If it is unique, uses technology, and changes lives, apply!

Seed Grants

social enterprise

This year for the first time, grants will be given to select Social Enterprises and Not for Profits with early stage projects/innovations that use technology. The grants will be accompanied by mentoring and capacity building for the organisations so as to grow their innovation and augment impact!

So if you are a change maker wanting to make our country move towards a brighter future by harnessing the power of technology, but require further guidance, contacts or finance to convert this dream into a reality, NSIF is the platform for you! Participate in the NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum 2015 and give wings to your idea.

Deadline for application: 20th October 2014 31st October 2014 (updated news)

Contact: Aviva Alvarez :
To apply and for more details visit:

Advocacy Internship Programme

What is the programme?

ADVOCACY INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME (AIP) is a unique venture of the National Centre for Advocacy Studies. Inaugurated in 1999, the AIP aims at developing a set of dedicated and active youth committed to social change and justice. It is a programme that caters to the needs of social activism and enriches participants with a political perspective, knowledge base, and skills required for effective people-centred advocacy. It is designed to prepare young people to work in the field of development and social change through an 18-month process of learning that combines academic inputs, capacity building, field experiences and perspective building

What does the programme involve?

The multidisciplinary course is designed to emphasize a rights-based perspective to social change, focusing on the concepts and practices of people-centred advocacy and human rights activism (rights of dalits and women; right to food, health and work). The topics covered include the character of Indian society, polity and economy; globalization and imperialism; human rights law and social justice; approaches to social change and social movements; environmental protection; policy analysis; campaign planning; networking; and research methodologies.

Within 5-6 years of the beginning of the programme, an Academic Council was formulated, to advise and guide the Advocacy Internship. Besides, a resource team comprising experts from diverse fields was formed to facilitate the Internship programme.

Advocacy Internship Programme in a current year would usually deal with two consecutive batches. One which has completed the in-house programme and is placed in an organization for 6 months and the second which is still undergoing the in-house programme within the organization. Under Internship, the interns also make three field visits to grassroots advocacy organizations to have hands-on-experience of social action and advocacy.

Who are the interns?

Criteria for selection of the interns included educational qualifications (preferably post-graduate level) and experience (about two years’ association with social action groups). Priority would be given to candidates from remote areas who have limited learning opportunities. However, moving beyond the realms of education and experience, potential candidates would attend a two-day residential camp to assess their attitudes, aptitude and motivation levels.

Hands-on learning

Each intern is placed with an advocacy organization for six months. During this period, apart from working as a part of that organization, they are expected to write a dissertation on the process of campaign within the context of advocacy and socio-political change.

The six-month placements have great impact on the interns, with them finding the experience inspiring, many even going through an inner transformation. They not only begin to understand how advocacy processes work in the field, but the skills they learn during their in-house training are practiced in the field.

In a constant endeavor to improvise the program, in 2006-07 sessions with a psychologist and councillor were introduced. These sessions, which focused on self awareness, self development and interpersonal relationships, were meant to help interns understand themselves better so they can change for the better and become more effective in their work.

The Advocacy Internship Programme has produced around 100 young advocates who are working in various positions in organizations from grassroots to INGOs.

For application form click here

14th Vyas Government Law College National Legal Essay Competition! 12k for winner

The co-curricular activities encouraged by the Government Law College, Mumbai are definitive in allowing the individual to become a better exponent of the law. A better understanding of law is created that stands the individual in good stead throughout his legal career.

The Magazine Committee, however, feels that the best means to explore the real lawyer within its students would be to allow the development of the writer beneath his persona. Thus, the Committee organises the Vyas Government Law College National Legal Essay Competition each year. The competition is sponsored by Mr. Dinesh Vyas, one of GLC’s most distinguished alumni, who obtained his LLB degree from Government Law College in 1967.

Every year, the number of participants and quality of entries received rises manifold. This year will see the 14th edition of this prestigious competition.

This year’s topics are:

  1. The Right to be Forgotten: the most recent dispute in data protection. Elaborate with respect to Google’s legal controversy.
  2. Discuss the case of Dr. Kunal Saha vs Dr. Sukumar Mukherjee & Ors, with respect to to the perpetual conflict between medical negligence and consumer protection. Analyze the crux of the judgment and development of law through the years on the same.
  3. Examine the laws regulating commercial activities in outer space and the resolution of disputes in such matters. Shed light on the development of this obscure branch of international law.
  4. Trial by Media: Is the fourth pillar of democracy hindering justice? Discuss in detail with reference to the detrimental reporting of criminal cases by media in recent times and the blurry freedom of expression.
  5. Analyze the major provisions of the recently introduced, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014 in view of the recent incidents brutality towards women.

The winners are awarded cash prizes as follows:

First prize:  12,000

Second Prize:  9,000

Third Prize:  7,000

The first prize winning entry will be published in the Annual Magazine 2014-15.

Eligibility Rules:

  • Participation is restricted to students currently studying in Law colleges only. All participants must be LL.B. students, either from the 3 year course or from the 5 year course.
  • Individuals alone are eligible to participate. An essay co-authored by two or more students will not be accepted.

Presentation Rules:

  • Word Limit: 3500-4500 words. Marks will be deducted for violation of the word limit.
  • The identity of the student or the college, university, institution, etc., should not be revealed in the text of the essay in any manner whatsoever.
  • The essay must contain proper footnotes mentioning details of authorities used.
  • The entry should be typed and printed on one side of A4-sized paper and must adhere to the following formatting requirements:

Font type – Times New Roman, Font size 12, Double-spacing, One inch margin on each side, printed on one side of the paper.

Submission Rules:

  • Four hard copies of each entry must be sent by registered post or couriered to:

The Editor,

Vyas Government Law College National Legal Essay Competition

C/o Magazine Committee, Government Law College

‘A’ Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020.

Phone no.: +91 9820417321

  • A copy should be e-mailed to
  • Each entry shall be enclosed with a covering letter on the letterhead of the participating college, which mentions the name and year of the student.
  • Participants must also submit a short bio-data containing the following information: Full name, year, college name, telephone number and postal address, personal contact number, e-mail id, postal address.

The last date for entries for the Competition is the 5th of January, 2015. 

For further information about the above  essay competition, or about the Magazine Committee of Government Law College, Mumbai,

  • Please visit us at ‘’
  • E-mail us at ‘’
  • Contact Ms. Maithili Parikh (Chief Student Editor): +91 9820417321

Visiting Professorial Fellow at JNU,90k per month !

Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, JNU

invites applications/ nominations for

Visiting Professorial Fellow

Applications are invited from scholars from social science discipline working in the field of law and governance. The Centre is especially interested in eliciting recent work in the following areas: critical governance studies; law and governmentality; socio-economic rights; law, violence and justice; sexual citizenship, insurrectory constitutionalisms; law and social movements; environmental law; visual cultures of law.

The Centre expects the visiting Professorial Fellow to contribute to its academic programmes and produce a quality research paper which the Centre will publish under its Working Papers series. The fellows are however free to later publish the same work elsewhere with due acknowledgement to the Centre and the fellowship.

Duration: Up to two years, with a minimum tenure of 3 months.

Fellowship: The fellowship will comprise of a fixed monthly honorarium of Rs. 90,000 and return travel costs (national/ international), with adequate office facilities.

For more details of the Centre’s research and teaching please visit our website at

Please send your nominations/ applications comprising of an application/ nomination on plain paper, full CV and copies of three of your recent research publications to the Chairperson, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110067, India. Email: Any clarifications may also be directed to the same address.

The last date of receipt of application is 15 November 2014.

The Innovation Challenge in India ! $250,000 Dollar Prize money

The Innovation Challenge in India supports’s vision of a connected world by recognizing those who are working to make the internet more relevant to women, students, farmers and migrant workers in India. Our goal with this challenge is to encourage the development of apps, websites and online services that provide real value for the members of these important communities.
One Innovation Challenge Award prize in the amount of $250,000 USD will be presented to the app, website or service that the judges determine best meets the needs of one of the four designated population categories: women, students, farmers and migrant workers (four awards total). Each of the Innovation Challenge Award winners will also be eligible to receive a package of tools and services worth up to $60,000 USD from Facebook’s FbStart program.
In addition, two apps, websites or services designed for each of the four specified population categories will receive an Impact Award prize in the amount of $25,000 USD (eight awards total).
All entries must be received by January 31, 2015. Winners will be announced at Mobile World Congress, which will take place during the first week of March 2015.
Please be sure to review the Innovation Challenge rules carefully before entering. Download the PDF or request a copy by emailing A signed copy of the rules must accompany your entry.
Your entry should include:
  • The full legal name, mailing address and phone number of the individual, organization or group submitting the app, website or service. If you’re submitting as an organization or group, also include the name, email and phone number of a contact person.
  • A project brief (summary) that includes: team background, project goals, target audience and size, and plans for rollout and language support. You may also include screenshots or other images of your project in your summary, if applicable. The summary should be no longer than 2,000 words, and can be submitted either in the body of your email, or as a link or attachment.
  • App installation and usage files (attached or as a separate URL), along with instructions for installation and usage, if necessary.
  • A signed copy of the Challenge rules, as an attachment.
  • Optional: You may also choose to submit a video about your project. Your video should be no longer than 5 minutes and must be included as a link (no attachments).
To apply, please email all of the above materials to
1. Who is eligible to participate?
Individuals, organizations, and groups around the world are eligible to participate so long as their applications, websites or services are designed to meet the needs of Indian women, students, farmers and/or migrant workers. (Note: Residents of countries where the United States has trade restrictions will not be eligible. See rules for details.)
2. Does it matter what platform I’m using to develop my app?
You may develop your app, website or service on any platform, so long as it will work on a mobile phone. Keep in mind that the platform you choose will affect your application’s potential reach and this will be factored into the judging (mobile web is more widely available than iOS, for example). If you’re looking for a hosting platform, Parse offers application tools and limited hosting free of charge.
3. What if my app isn’t in English?
Your entry and all accompanying materials need to be in English, but the app, website or service itself can be in any language. We encourage you to to provide local and multilingual support.
4. Does my app have to be finished?
Your app, website or service must be in a working state, not simply a prototype. If it isn’t already publicly available, be sure to include the timeline for public launch as part of your entry.
5. Who are the judges?
A diverse global panel of technology leaders will be judging the competition:
  • Dr. Avneesh Agrawal, President, Qualcomm India & South Asia
  • Arun Bansal, SVP & Head of Radio, Ericsson
  • Chris Daniels, VP,
  • Ameet Suri, Partnerships Manager,
  • Raj Talluri, SVP of Product Management, Qualcomm
6. How will you choose the winners?
Entries will be judged based on innovation, impact, scalability and launch-readiness.
  • Innovation: How original, groundbreaking or creative is the app, website or service?
  • Impact: Will the app, website or service impact numerous lives in meaningful ways?
  • Scalability: Does the app, website or service scale technically? What percentage of the designated population will it reach? Is the content localized? Is multilingual support available?
  • Launch-readiness: How soon will the app, website or service be publicly available, beyond prototypes and limited trials, if it isn’t already? If it’s already publicly available, how stable and consistent is its performance?
Selection of winners will take place at the judges’ sole discretion.
7. How will winners be notified?
Winners will be contacted by email in late February, approximately one week before the public announcement. Due to the large volume of submissions we’re anticipating, only winners will be notified once selection has taken place.
8. Can I enter more than once?
If you have more than one app, website or service that serves the needs of one of the designated populations, you may absolutely enter more than once. However, a maximum of one prize will be awarded to each individual, group or organization.
9. What if I have more questions?
Please review the complete Challenge rules, which contain additional information not covered by this FAQ. If you still have questions, you can reach us at
10. How can I get up-to-date info about the Innovation Challenge?
We’d love to email you the latest news about the Innovation Challenge! To subscribe to receive updates, email

Teach For India Fellowship,17 k per month ! Last date 29 October


We look for applicants who will have a transformational impact on their students in the short-term and be leaders in the fight for educational equity beyond the Fellowship. Teach For India looks for multiple attributes in a potential Fellow, including but not limited to:

– A strong belief in and commitment to Teach For India’s mission and vision

– Fit with Teach For India’s core values

– Leadership experience and potential

– The ability to work effectively in challenging environments

– Critical thinking ability

– Strong English communication skills


Students and professionals with a Bachelor’s Degree at the time of joining the Fellowship are invited to apply. Applicants need to be either of Indian citizenship or of Indian origin.

Application Deadline : 29th October, 11:59 pm

Application Terms and Conditions

Teach for India will not accept hard-copy applications. Please do not print and mail hard-copy applications to Teach For India.

Please note that you are not asked to submit a CV/Resume or Cover Letter/ Personal Statement as part of the application.

Each applicant will be allowed ONLY ONE application for the 2015 Fellowship.

There will be no fees charged for filling and submitting the online application form.

Applications are non-binding.

Selection Process

Please go through our Admission & Application FAQs page to go through our Selection process. Please feel free to send your queries with any questions about the application and selection process.

This is a golden chance.Do apply

Apply here

Internship at SocialCops

Internships are probably the best way for you to learn about what you love doing and explore your passion. And … The best way to learn.. is to do! Through your internship – you’re going to own your function and learn on the job. We like people who can set their own direction and hustle to make it happen. We want you to debate, critique and question. Most importantly, we want you to care about what you’re building and be passionate about it. We don’t treat our interns any different from our full time employees – who said that age and experience was ever a barrier to change the world? We have internship positions open in the fields of Data Science, Partnerships, Market Research, Android Development and Web Development all year long. If you’ve got a minimum of 6 weeks to devote to us full time, a curious mind and a burning passion to learn – we’d love to hear from you.

How To Apply?

When you apply, remember to check the boxes below:
– Tell us what attracts you to work at SocialCops as an Intern?
– A note on which portfolio you’d like to apply for along with a link/ description to your previous work relevant to your portfolio
– Links to your online profile: Github, Quora, Twitter, LinkedIn, Hacker News, Stack Overflow, Personal Website

Gandhi Fellowship Program 2015-2017 !

7 Reasons to join the Fellowship

You will get a grassroots understanding of various issues and eco systems.

As a Fellow, you will go beyond a theory of change to apply it in a real context. You will closely interact with the school eco-system – HM, Teachers, Children and the larger community. The first-hand feel of creating change on-ground will help you in understanding the challenges of the real world.

You will gain a deepened understanding of your own abilities as you experience change.

The only way to know yourself better is to put yourself in different and difficult circumstances and see how you react. From acting and reflecting, you will get insights into yourself – you will see old ideas of yourself fade away and find new strengths you didn’t know existed.

You will develop a strengthened peer network which you can leverage on in future.

You will be closely living and working with other fellows during the 2-year program. As you embark on a career of social change, you will find this network of change leaders invaluable.

You will create outer transformation by impacting both school and quality of learning.

How often do you get a chance in your life to change something significant? Imagine, if you transform 5 schools in these 2 years, you will have impacted the lives of children who will study in them forever.

You will have supportive ecosystem.

You will have a coach to guide you in resolving your challenges, get training in the form of induction, field visits & personal reflection workshops and there will be periodic expert reviews to help you understand your areas of improvement. You will receive supervision in rolling out the Academic Support Programme in schools and coaching in honing your own abilities.

You will learn to navigate through a multi-stakeholder system.

To make any social change happen, you must know how to work with different stakeholders. Working with different stakeholders in the school ecosystem will help you navigate any multi-stakeholder system.

You will be able to be articulate a strong Private Dream and find the means to fulfill it.

Working closely with social change and reflecting will help you identify your own private dream. The real-life experience will help you understand how to go about realizing it.

Before you fill up your application form for applying for the fellowship, these are certain things that you have to remember-

1) Create your log-in using email address and remember the password for further processes. You are allowed to submit ONLY ONE application for this year’s selection process.

2) Provide accurate contact information along with detailed academic and extra curricular data. Email address and mobile number provided in the application form must be available to you even after you leave your college or job.

3) Please fill the application form completely and click the submit button after saving your data.

4) Please do not send us printed or hand-written hard-copies of your application form.

5) This is an application form that requires you to take your time and give due thought to each question. While it will capture several pieces of essential information, it is also meant to give insights into you as a person.

We would like to know about your accomplishments and the roads that led to them, about important roles that you may have played as a leader or as the member of a team, about your capacity for problem solving and of course about the texture and depth of your drive to create constructive change in the world around.

Apply here

CopyrightX 2015 Online course by Harvard

CopyrightX is a networked course that explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed. Through a combination of recorded lectures, assigned readings, weekly seminars, live interactive webcasts, and online discussions, participants in the course examine and assess the ways in which the copyright system seeks to stimulate and regulate creative expression.

In 2013, HarvardX, Harvard Law School, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society launched an experiment in distance education- CopyrightX, the first free and open distance learning course on law. After two successful offerings, CopyrightX is an experiment no longer. Under the leadership of Professor William Fisher, who created and directs the course, CopyrightX will be offered for a third time from January to May 2015.

Three types of courses make up the CopyrightX Community:

  • a residential course on Copyright Law, taught by Prof. Fisher to approximately 100 Harvard Law School students;
  • an online course divided into sections of 25 students, each section taught by a Harvard Teaching Fellow;
  • a set of affiliated courses based in countries other than the United States, each taught by an expert in copyright law.

Participation in the online sections is free and is open to anyone at least 13 years of age, but enrollment is limited. Admission to the online sections will be administered through an open application process that opens on October 15 and closes on December 15. We welcome applicants from all countries, lawyers and non-lawyers alike. For details, see CopyrightX:Sections. (The criteria for admission to each of the affiliated courses are set by the course’s instructor. Students who will enroll in the affiliated courses may not apply to the online sections.)

We encourage widespread promotion of the application through personal and professional networks and social media. Feel free to circulate:

Regional Workshop on “RTI – Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government”

IMG is hosting a Regional Workshop in December at Kochi, Kerala in association with Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), and Government of India. As part of the Workshop papers are invited on the following themes:
1. Best Practices in Implementation of the RTI Act : Papers are invited from various stakeholders on Good Practices in RTI. It can be on awareness generation, capacity building, improved record management practices, pro-active disclosure and management of RTI related work within public authorities. The format of the write
ups shall be as follows:
(i) Name of the Public Authority whose best practice is being considered
(ii) Need felt/problem faced by the Public Authority leading to adoption of such practice
(iii) Details of the said practice, including its scope, financial implications, and deployment of resources such as manpower, infrastructure etc.
(iv) Lessons learnt by the Public Authority during implementation of the said best practice
(v) Positive outcome of such practice in the implementation of the RTI Act
(vi) Scope of its replication in other Public Authorities
2. Sharing Success Stories : Large number of successes have been reported in the field using Right to Information Act. Success stories are invited from general public and Civil Society Organizations.
Papers on the above themes shall be submitted by e-mail ( & on or before 5thNovember 2014. Papers received after the due date will not be considered. The best papers from the two themes shall be selected and presented during the workshop.
Selected paper presenters (only NGOs/Civil Society Organizations) from outside the State will be paid second A/C railway fare and the other participants will have to meet expenses on their own.

“Republic Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition”

Department of Posts is holding a “Republic Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition”. The theme of the competition is Clean India.
2. The Terms and Conditions to participate in the competition are as follows:-
i. Entries are invited for ‘Republic Day 2015 – Stamp Design Competition’. The  participants are to make an original design on this subject (should not be copy of picture painted by someone else).
ii. Any citizen of India can participate in this contest. The design could be in ink, water colour, oil colour or any other medium (computer printed/printout will not be allowed).
The design submitted should be such that can be depicted on the stamps in a visually appealing manner so as to be of interest to philatelic collectors.
iii. Participants are free to use drawing paper, art paper or any other type of white paper of A4 Size.
iv. The following particulars should be written legibly on the reverse of the design:
1. Name of the participant*
2. Age*
3. Nationality*
4. Full and complete residential address with Pin code
5. Phone/Mobile Number*
6. E-Mail ID (if available)
*It is compulsory to provide the information.
v. An undertaking stating that ‘The artwork submitted is original and no copyright issues are involved’ should be sent along with the entry. In case of any legal dispute related to copyright issue, Department of Posts will not be liable for the same.
vi. The design should be sent without being folded, through “Speed Post” only, in A4 size envelope. The participants should mention “Republic Day 2015 – Stamp Design Contest” on the envelope in which the drawing is sent.
vii. The prize winning designs will be considered for use on stamps and other philatelic material. The prize money will be as follows:-
  • First prize 10.000/-
  • Second prize 6,000/-
  • Third prize 4.000/-
viii. The entries should reach on the  should reach on the following address by 30.10.2014.The entries received
after the last date of receipt will not be entertained.
ADG (Philately)
Room No. 108(B), Dak Bhawan,
Parliament Street,
New Delhi- 110001

Corporate Counsel at Facebook India Office,Hyderabad (Last date not provided)

Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization.
Facebook is seeking a talented and flexible generalist International Counsel to join our legal department in India. You’ll be supporting Facebook’s international operations advising clients on issues relating to a broad range of subject matter. Diligent and proactive, you bring excellent business judgment, project management and strategic thinking, along with the ability to work independently. This position is based in Hyderabad, India.


  • Manage compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements in India, including the Companies Act, 2013
  • Ensure timely filings of forms, returns and reports with relevant regulatory bodies
  • Conduct board and member meetings, prepare minutes of all meetings and ensure timely filings of minutes/returns with Registrar of Companies
  • Maintain and update statutory registers, records and returns and prepare annual report
  • Prepare and file necessary e-forms with ROC for incorporating any changes as required under the Companies Act, including but not limited to, change in board of directors, change of auditors, obtaining necessary registrations, etc
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other internal teams across a variety of legal matters
  • Liaise with auditors as required to handle legal aspects of audit procedures
  • Manage legal matters and coordinate with outside counsel
  • Liaise with government and regulatory agencies as directed
  • Review and negotiate NDAs and provide support on commercial matters
  • Participation in other projects as directed.


  • Registered Member of Institute of Company Secretaries in India
  • 3+ years of demonstrated legal experience in a law firm or in-house
  • Law degree
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and stakeholder management
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Willing to roll up sleeves and get the job done, able to multi-task
  • Exercise good judgment and provide practical solutions
  • Experience liaising with government official and regulators
  • Experience in internet/technology industry preferred
  • Open to travel as required

CSJ Legal Fellowships

CSJ is calling for applications from qualified Indian advocates for a two-year Fellowship program. CSJ’s Fellowship Program is a two-year program that serves as an apprenticeship for young professionals. The program develops young advocates into leaders who have refined and practical professional skills, high standards of personal and professional ethics and a heart to serve the poor and disadvantaged.

Fellows will directly represent clients of sexual violence throughout criminal proceedings, advocating for their best interests starting at the police station till judgment. The position is based in Delhi, India and requires little if any travel outside the area.

Besides the practical experience of handling cases of sexual violence, Fellows receive training in:

Leadership development

  • Self awareness
  • Character development
  • Servant leadership
  • Professional ethics

Soft skills development

  • Communication and presentations
  • Time management

Professional skills development

  • Substantive, procedural and evidentiary law on crimes of sexual violence
  • Physical, emotional and psychological impact of rape
  • Negotiation and persuasion
  • Client interviewing
  • Witness preparation
  • Legal research and writing
  • Direct and cross-examination
  • Case management


  • Bachelor of Laws degree required, Master of Laws preferred
  • Registered with the Bar Council of India
  • Demonstrated commitment to the poor and vulnerable sections of society
  • Excellent comprehension of written and spoken English and Hindi
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in challenging, sometimes hostile, environments
  • Uncompromising insistence on truth, integrity and excellence in work
  • Persistent, bold, yet diplomatic, when standing up for client interests
  • Willingness to learn and stretch oneself beyond comfort levels
  • Willingness to respond to sexual violence cases at the police station at all times, including late night

Duration of Fellowship: Two years

Honorarium: During the first year, Fellows will receive an honorarium of Rs. 30,000 per month.  During the second year, the honorarium may increase based on merit.

Application deadline: Ongoing

Application process: Interested candidates should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to CSJ will contact you shortly afterwards with further details if you meet the basic requirements.

For more info click here

1st IIT Law School National Moot Court Competion

“1st IIT Law School National Moot Court Competition 2014 [Nov 14-16]; Register by Oct 27:

The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur is organizing the 1st IIT Law School National Moot Court Competition from14 – 16 November, 2014.

The moot proposition is based on a confluence of Competition Law, Biodiversity Law, Patent Law and Constitutional law aspects.

All students currently enrolled in three year or five year LL.B. or LL.M. degree in any Law School/College/University in India, are eligible to participate in the Competition.

Each team shall be composed of three (3) members, with two speakers and one researcher. A two (2) member team, in which both the members are speakers, is also eligible for participation.

A total of 24 teams shall be eligible for registration based on first come first served basis (based on the receipt of the scanned copies of the DD, the duly filled Registration Form and the proof of postage to IIT).

Only one team per institution is allowed to register in the competition upon payment of a registration fee of Rs. 1,000/-.


Each team must register through electronic means by sending a scanned copy of the duly filled registration form provided with the invite for the competition (at the end of the rules manual), the Demand Draft for the registration fee of Rs.1,000/- and proof of postage of the same (in the form of receipts of Courier, Speed Post, etc.), to latest by 27th October, 2014.

The DD should be made in favour of CEP STC IIT KHARAGPUR and should be payable at KHARAGPUR, WEST BENGAL.

Also, the hard copy of Registration form duly filled and signed, and accompanied by the registration fee of Rs. 1,000/- in the form of a Demand Draft, must be sent to the address mentioned in the registration form and must reach no later than 3rd November, 2014.

Important dates:

Soft copies (scanned) of the Registration Form, the Demand Draft and the Proof of Postage to reach the organizers via Email: 27th October 2014(11:59 PM).

Confirmation of Team Registration by Organizers: 28th October 2014.

Hard Copies of the Registration Form along with the DD to reach the organizers via post: 3rd November 2014

Last date for requesting Clarifications about the moot problem (can be made on is 27th October 2014 and the Clarifications will be released on 28th October 2014.

Last date for submission of soft copy of Memorials: 11th November 2014 (11:59 PM).

Dates of Competition: 14th, 15th and 16th November, 2014

Soft copies of the Memorials for each side must be submitted by 11th November, 2014 in both .docx and .pdf formats

Please visit the school’s website for further details

Please send any queries to:

Thanks and Regards!!!

Rules and Registration Form IIT NMCC 2014

Moot Proposition IIT NMCC 2014

UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Good Governance: Problems & Challenges in India

The rising of problems on improper implementation of laws, Delays in implementation of policies, Red-tapeism, Lack of clarity about the rules & regulations by the private entrepreneurs, Absence of effective accounting system has compelled the people for searching Good Governance.However in India the above problems have influenced the social scientists to introspect the matter for better governance and it stands as a challenge before it.
There is an increasing demand of greater transparency, accountability and better governance for the development of India. This seminar will address the concept of governance and accountability of Public Servants, Public & Private organizations etc. It is to analyze and estimate how they can enhance responsiveness and accountability to their clients/citizens. Many have been experimenting with new ways to organize themselves. Others have been challenged to be more responsive and accountable to their clients/citizens.
The goals of the seminar are:
• To synthesize the fragmented ideas of governance.
• To improve governance by integrating academic research.
• To formulate standard public policy for governance.
The seminar shall try to focus and invites papers on the issues as sub-themes for discussion on the topic
given below.
Thrust areas for discussion:
1. Innovative role of media & Civil Society
2. E Governance Vs Good Governance
3. Changing role of the Bureaucracy towards Good Governance.
4. The practicability of Government policies.
5. Movements for Good Governance
6. Perceptions of the Citizen, Government & Political Parties.
7. Over-activism of Civil Societies & Mal Practice.

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 15, 2014
Final Paper Submission Deadline: December 7, 2014

All communications & queries may be made with the organizing secretary by email or Mobile No-9434121373 & 9178274377 regarding the seminar.

We have no own accommodation facility, but by advance request of the participants we can arrange in the local hotels and the actual cost will be paid by the concerned delegates.
Travel Allowance:
All paper presenters will be paid travel expenses in shortest routes as per UGC norms.

National Conference On ‘Efficacy of the Indian Economic Policies (Sectoral Analysis)’

St. Xavier’s College – Autonomous, Mumbai
Department of Economics
Conference Dates: 6th and 7th February, 2015
St. Xavier’s College is an educational institution, which strives for an intellectual endeavor that focuses on critical
and creative thinking, with the aim of social transformation. It seeks to give an all-rounddevelopment, inculcating
both human and spiritual values.
The Department of Economics, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai is organizing a 2-day National Conference on
`Efficacy of Indian Economic Policies (Sectoral Analysis).’
The Conference aims to have intellectual discourse on issues related to Indian economic policies of various
sectors and provide platform to the researchers for communicating their views on their intellectual standing of
empirical research on Indian economic policies.
The conference will be built around plenary and parallel sessions that allow participants to present original
research, share innovative ideas, and deliberate openly on pressing issues.
We invite scholars and related individuals to contribute papers with rigorous analysis. Papers may be theoretical,
applied, or practical in nature, and will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee. Sessions are tentatively organized
around the following theme areas:
Important Themes:
Theme 1: Agriculture Policies
Theme 2: Industrial Policies
Theme 3: Services Sector (Banking and Financial Services)
Theme 4: Services Sector (Non-financial Services)
In addition to above mentioned themes, following Issues could be considered.
i. The origin of policies like the land reforms, the Industrial Policies, the Licensing Policies, Policies based on the
Stabilization and Structural Adjustment Programmes.
ii. The Amendments / Annulment / Abrogation of policies like MRTPA, FERA, Labour Security Acts.
iii. The introduction of ‘new’ laws that are based on neo-liberal inclinations, like the Competition Act, FEMA,
MGNREGA, Food Security Act, Acts that get the country to engage with FDIs and FIIs.
An extended abstract of 500 wordsshould state the objectives, data, methodology, preliminary findings and policy
recommendations of the paper. Authors are requested to provide detailed contact information, a series of keywords
that best characterizes the paper, and the Theme number in which the author feels the paper would most
appropriately be placed.
Important Dates:
Abstract submission: 30th October 2014
Acceptance of Abstract: 15th November 2014
Full Paper Submission: 15th December 2014 (along with Registration)
Abstracts and Final Paper to be emailed to:
Conference Co-ordinator Dr. Aditi Sawant,
Selected papers will be published in ‘Xplore’ (St Xavier’s College – Autonomous, Mumbai Staff Research Journal
– ISSN 2249 –1878)
Registration Fee (without accommodation and there would be no TA / DA):
Faculty / Research Scholars: Rs 3000 / –
Participants: Rs 2500 / –
Students (UG / PG): Rs 1500 / –
Details for on-line payments:
Bank Name: Corporation Bank
Bank Account No.: 053600101000894
Name of the Account: The Bombay St. Xavier’s College Society
Address: Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai 400-001
TRG /NEFT / IFSC Code: CORP0000536
Bank MICR Code: 400017043
Branch Code: 0536
All Demand Drafts / Cheques should be drawn in favour of ‘The Bombay St. Xavier’s College Society’, payable at

KIIT National Essay Competition

Date extented
Soft Copies should reach organizers by 25th October 2014 and Hard Copies by 28th October 2014. For the purpose of clarity attached herein is a revised rulebook for the competition. Kindly check the same. For further enquiry please visit Websites i.e., You may even contact us over phone, or can send in an email at Mr. Mojahid Karim Khan, (Coordinator) Mob: +91 923807032, +91 8093127332

Draft a summary and get paid

Good in drafting summary and wants to get PAID.


Assignment Type & Structure – Drafting of original summary on latest events which as an impact on ‘Indian Corporate World’. The summary should have the following key heads (a) background and facts; (b) issue; (c) subject matter of dispute; (d) conclusion/ratio/decision; and (e) the possible outcomes or implication on the corporate world.

Word Limit – Approx 400 to 450 words. Depending upon the nature of topic you choose, the word limit can extend up to 600 words. However, our preference is to keep it short and to the point.

Topic Selection – Broad enough to cover – Companies Act, SEBI Regulations, FEMA Amendment, SEZ Policy, Tax Laws, Competition Act, Arbitration Act, etc. In a nutshell we are looking for all kinds of cases, amendments, policy decisions, ordinances, government actions or news items (Starting January 1, 2013) which have a direct bearing on the companies operating in India or would like to invest in India i.e. ‘Indian Corporate World’. Examples – Cancellation of Coal Block Allocation, Repealing of Redundant Laws, Arrest of Shara Chief. Mr. Subrat Roy, etc.

Submission Timeline – Within 48 to 72 hours after short listing of a topic.

Remuneration – Yes, we will pay you for drafting a short summary. The details will be provided over an email.


Posted on behalf of – India’s 1st Professionally Managed Online Legal Research and Drafting Assistant.

Legal blogging project – 2 interns needed, INR 3000 stipend

Ipleaders need two interns to write well-researched blog posts on legal topics. You will be expected to join by 15th October and continue for a month. The position is in the iPleaders office in Delhi.

Amongst other things, interns will be required to research and prepare articles, blogs, notes on practical application of business laws. Interns might get an opportunity to interact with senior associates and law firm partnersduring the course of the assigned tasks.

Students having excellent research and writing skills and interested to work in a startup environment can send their CVs with a writing sample to Students who have performed the assigned tasks to the satisfaction of iPleaders will be offered a stipend of INR 3,000 per month.

Annual International Studies Convention on Power, Resistance and Justice in the International System at JNU,India

Annual International Studies Convention 2014 (AISC 2014):: Power, Resistance and Justice in the International System: Perspectives from the South
21-23 December 2014
Venue: Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Supported by: Public Diplomacy Division – Ministry of External Affairs; Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)
Organised by School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), in partnership with various universities.

Call for Papers
The Academic Committee for AISC 2014 invites papers on the theme: Power, Resistance and Justice in the International System: Perspectives from the South. Convention
Some of the panel themes for the Convention are as follows:
01. Southern Theorisations as Resistance
02. Identities on the Move: Ethnic, Religious, National, Transnational and Diasporic
03. Democratization: Rhetoric, Reality and the Promise
04. Environment: Mainstream and Alternatives Perspectives
05. Peace, Power and Resistance: Cross-Country Theorisations
06. India’s Foreign Policy: Challenge or Convergence
07. Gender and International Relations
08. Religion and International Relations
09. Interdisciplinarity and International Relations
10. Social Movements and Globalization
11. Arab Uprisings: Persisting Issues
12. Imperialism in the 21st Century
13. International Labor Movement Today
14. Reflections on 1914
15. Global Law and Global Justice
16. International Relations and International Law: Intersecting Disciplines
17. Migration as Resistance
18. International Institutions Today: Democratic or Hegemonic?
19. Culture and Resistance
20. Geographies of Resistance
21. Borders as Sites of Contestation
22. Globalization and Human Rights
23. Changing Nature of International Political Economy
24. Changing Conceptions of Power
25. Transformations in the World Order
26. Sustainable Energy for All
27. Asian Energy Security Structure and India’s Strategic Engagement
28. Crisis of Security State in West Asia: Contextualizing the Rise of ISIS
29. Regional Orders in a Globalizing World
30. Civil Society as an Agent of Resistance
31. Emerging Powers and New Coalitions in International Relations
32. Evolving Notions of Development and the Idea of Justice
33. Natural Resources and the Global Commons: Concepts of Sharing and Burden Sharing
34. International Trade and the Manifestation of Power
35. A New International Organizational Architecture for the World: Issues of Power and Justice
36. Geopolitics as a Determinant of Power
37. State-Market Interaction and the Interplay of Power in the International System

We invite papers under the aforementioned panels as well as entirely new panels and paper proposals that resonate with the overall theme of the convention. Paper proposals should be accompanied by a 400 word abstract and panel proposals by a 200 word description. If you want your paper to be considered under any of the above panels, kindly mention it at the time of submission. This is not required if you are proposing an entirely new panel or a paper proposal pertaining to the general theme of the conference rather than a specific panel. Participants may present no more than one paper. In case of joint papers, kindly specify the co-authors right at the outset while submitting the abstract.

The deadline for sending in paper abstracts is 10th October, 2014

Please submit your paper abstracts online HERE:

Panel theme proposals can be submitted online HERE:

You will receive a reply to your submission as soon as the review process is over, not later than first week of November 2014.

Download Concept Note:

Further Details:

Call for Papers – Special Issue of the Harvard Educational Review (HER)

The Harvard Educational Review (HER) is seeking papers from researchers, practitioners, families, and youth for an upcoming Special Issue on Undocumented Students and Education. While undocumented students make up 1–3 percent of students in the U.S. public school system, they are also one of the most vulnerable populations—shedding light on their experiences reveals that there are structural factors that either inhibit or support the educational and personal trajectories of these students. As such, while undocumented immigrant students have a legal right to K–12 education in the United States, their academic and social experiences vary greatly.
Research in this growing field has drawn attention to the untenable nature of undocumented students’ lives and the disjuncture created by contradictory educational and immigration policies. However, little is known about these students’ educational contexts—primarily school settings—and how teachers, administrators, and community members interact with undocumented students. The theme of this Special Issue, “Dissolving Boundaries: Understanding Undocumented Students’ Educational Experiences,” highlights our interest in papers that delve into the “black box” of formal educational experiences to explore the important roles that schools, universities, educators, and communities play in shaping students’ childhood, adolescent, and young-adult trajectories.
We welcome submissions pertaining to the complex contexts of undocumented childhood and adolescence, the challenges undocumented students face as a result of their unique circumstances, and how this diverse group of students may use support systems to thrive in the current education system.
We invite authors to consider addressing one or more of the following contextual themes:

  •     School: “Safe Spaces” and/or Sites for the Policing of “Illegality.”
  •     After School: Undocumented Children and Youth Participation and Experiences in Out-of-School Time Programs, Community-Based Settings, and Higher Education.
  •     First-Person Perspectives: Opportunities and Challenges in K–12 and Higher Education, as told by students and practitioners.
  •     Intersectionality: Undocumented youth experiencing compounded societal challenges due to intersecting social statuses (e.g., low-income, racially minoritized).
  •     Beyond the United States: Research and reflection on undocumented students’ experiences internationally.

These themes are in no way meant to be exhaustive. HER has historically defined education broadly, as education takes place in many locations beyond schools. We encourage works and perspectives that articulate cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and comparative perspectives.

We are seeking the following:
Research articles or essays, including (but not limited to) original research based on empirical studies, and theoretical essays grounded in literature. Research article or essay submissions should be no longer than 9,000 words.
Voices: Reflective Accounts of Education, written by students, teachers, parents, community members, and/or others involved in education, whose perspectives can inform policy, practice, and/or research. Submissions of this type generally contain a detailed narrative that weaves ideas, situations, and experiences together, and highlights key learnings. Please note that for this Special Issue, Voices submissions should be no longer than 3,000 words.
We highly advise that interested authors review our Guidelines for Authors, which can be found at, prior to submission.

How to Submit
Please submit your manuscript at under the “Dissolving Boundaries: Understanding Undocumented Students’ Educational Experiences” section. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis from now through January 12, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted.
If you have questions about your submission, such as its topic, relevance, or format, please contact
Further Information:


Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India
Date : February 12-13, 2015

Suggested Themes
The central objective of the Development Convention is to bring together diverse, regional comparative perspectives on the modes, terms and outcomes of the extant and emerging interdependencies between resources and institutions mediated by the process ofglobalisation. As mere accelerated GDP or SDP growth has been far from inclusive, a
regional comparative perspective, wherever relevant, shall inform the discourse.Contributions that explore the followingbroad themes are welcome. This is not to exclude any other relevant theme.
Response to growth at the sub-national level: Emerging patterns
Dynamics of institutional processes in the spheres of economy, society and
Institutional designs and innovation
Participation of the marginalized communities in the use and governance of natural,
economic and social resources
Challenges facing development initiatives of the state and civil society
Important Dates
October 20, 2014: Last date for submission of extended abstract (1200-1500 words)
October 30, 2014: Decision on abstracts
January 20, 2015: Last date for submission of full paper
Financial support to cover travel costs of one author per paper selected shall be provided as per GIDR norms.Accommodation and local hospitality will be taken care of by GIDR.
Detailedprogramme schedule of the Convention shall be uploaded onto the GIDR website in due course.
For all correspondence and queries, please write to Secretary, Organising Committee at:

Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISC), and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) under the banner Indian Climate Research Network, are
organizing the Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change, to be held at IIT-Delhi on December 19-20, 2014.
We invite abstracts from faculty, students, civil society organisations and practitioners in the areas of climate science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and renewable energy. Selected abstracts will receive
a slot for presentation or poster session. There will also be panel discussions involving invited speakers from a range of backgrounds. Abstracts should be submitted online by October 30, 2014 at: Limited funding is available for travel and local expenses for suitable candidates.
For more information go to For queries please contact

Internship at Debt RecoveryTribunal ,10 k stipend

The Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) enforces provisions of the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions (RDDBFI) Act, 1993 and also Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interests (SARFAESI) Act, 2002.

Under the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions (RDDBFI) Act, 1993 banks approach the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) whereas, under Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interests (SARFAESI) Act, 2002 borrowers, guarantors, and other any other person aggrieved by any action of the bank can approach the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT).

Debts Recovery Tribunal are located across the country. Some cities have more than one Debts Recovery Tribunals. New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai have three Debts Recovery Tribunals. Ahmedabad and Chandigarh have two Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) each. One Debts Recovery Tribunal has been constituted at Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Ernakulam, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Lucknow, Madurai,Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Vishakapatnam and Ranchi

Legal Internship for Law Graduates and under graduates

BRT is in the field of assisting stressed MSME units in rejuvenating themselves with various tools, which includes amongst other things debt restructuring, assistance in one time settlement issues, Legal Assistance, Fund raising, Mergers, Acquisition, JV etc. We have a strong legal division with many professionals associated with them.

BankDRT offers internship to Law under graduates as well as to Law Graduates.

The general terms and conditions for Legal Internship

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF INTERNSHIPLegal Interns can choose place of their internship either at our Delhi Office or at our Bangalore Office.Legal Internship is generally given to undergraduate students of 5th or 6th sem (3 –year law course) or 8th sem and above (5 year Law course).

Undergraduate Legal Interns can seek short term legal internship (30 to 60 days).

Graduate Legal Interns can take long term internship (180 days)

Legal Internship in BankDRT is a very serious affair. BankDRT invests lot of time, money and energy on the Legal Interns and mentors them seriously in the filed of Banking Law, more particularly, debt recovery and associated Laws. Therefore Legal Interns should not apply and/or accept offers of Legal Internship if they are not serious about their physical and mental stamina to work in this rigorous filed.

2 posts of short term Legal Interns each at our Delhi and Bangalore office.

2 posts of long term Legal interns, each at our Delhi and Bangalore office.

Interested Legal Interns are requested to go through the web site of the firm and take a conscious decision whether to apply for the internship or not.

As a thumb rule, generally short term legal interns are not entitled for any stipend.

Long term legal interns are allowed stipend upto Rs. 10,000/- pm

Legal interns who perform exceptionally well, whether they are short term legal interns or long term legal interns, are given cash rewards.
On successful completion of internship, Legal interns will be given internship cum work experience Certificate.

Interested legal intern should apply with full resume, pass-port size photograph, copies of past internship Certificate to

Online essay competition ,5k for winner

The Online Essay Contest is for the students of age group 15 to 23 years (as on 1.1.2014).  The Theme of the Contest is ‘Integrity and Good Governance’.  This contest is being organized as part of 138th Birthday Celebrations of Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel.  The contest opens on 20th September 2014 for registration and submission of Essays.  Last date for submission of essay online is 20th October 2014.

The entries will be evaluated by eminent personalities from different walks of life.  The first prize carries a cash award of Rs.5000/-, the second prize Rs. 3000/- and the third prize Rs.2000/-. There will be a good number of consolation prizes as well.  The prize distribution function for these competitions will be held on 31st October, 2014 at Chennai.

The details of the Contest are as follows:

Student Age Group                 :  15 to 23 years

Topic                             :

(i)  Sardar Patel – the icon for Integrity in public life


(ii)  Essentials of Good Governance 


iii)  Role of citizens in achieving good governance


Words                     :             1500


Registration on the Website   :              From 20th September 2014 onwards

Last Date for online submission of Essay at the website  :              20th October, 2014 (11.59 PM IST)

Announcement of results(at the website)     :             22nd October, 2014

Distribution of Prize   :              31st October, 2014

How to Register 

  1. All students who are interested in taking part in this Contest are requested to Register first.  For registration:
  2. Login through the main page
  3. Goto
  4. Enter your username and password using ‘Author Login’

(Remember, by creating a SIV-G account, you not only get access to submit your Essay competition article, but also to submit other articles of interest to SIV-G or in Latest News in future

How to submit your Essay:

  1. Submit your Essays (remember that essay submission is possible only after logging in).
  2. Log in using ‘Author Login’ and login with your user_id and password
  3. Choose ‘Create a Essay Contest Entry’ at right side
  4. Enter Title of the Essay,
  5. Enter your content of Essay in the space provided below the tool bar
  6. Submit by clicking ‘Save” Icon
  7. Now, your essay has been submitted.


When you submit the Essay, please provide the following details, without these details, your Essay will not be considered for the contest:

(i)     Name,

(ii)    Date of birth,

(iii)   Address,

(iv)   Telephone,

(v)    Email

(vi)   Name and address of School / College

(vii)  Student identification number

(viii) Course and academic / school year.

SIV-G takes user privacy seriously and your details will be safe with us.

Terms and Conditions

(i)    The Essay must be the sole work of the student.

(ii)   Must be original, unpublished and undistributed material.

(iii)  Must be accompanied with full bibliography/reference list.

(iv)  Only 1 entry per student.

(v)   Entries will be judged by a panel of eminent personalities and the best ones will be awarded. Click here to know the Judges

(vi)  Decision of the panel shall be final and binding.

Other terms and conditions:-

(i)     Essay will not be returned (in any form)

(ii)    By submitting the Essay, you accept that your Essay can be reused by us as necessary, not limited to, prepare a concise report on comments about essays etc.

(iii)   Entrants agree to indemnify us from and against all claims, suits, and damages based on any claim of copyright infringement or unauthorized use.

(iv)  By submitting the essay, Entrants agree that they have read the Terms & Conditions of the contest and agree to the Terms & Conditions of Entry.

Please note.  Last date for submission of Essays online is 20th October, 2014.  Make sure that your Essay is submitted before 11.59 PM (IST), 20th October 2014.

for more details click here

LL.M in Access to Justice from TISS : Apply now

In pursuance of the TISS mission of creating a peoplecentred and just society that promotes equality, justice and human rights for all, the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance was set up at the Mumbai Campus. in June 2012. Law, legislative reform and Human Rights have a great role in development and empowerment of societies, communities and individuals. They are effective instruments for empowering and changing the status of the disadvantaged, marginalized, discriminated and vulnerable, in India, and a strong tool for social justice. Legal education must therefore be socially relevant. The main objective of the School is to advance socially relevant legal education and promote the education of human rights.

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a) Candidates should have a LL.B Degree in law with 50% marks for General and 45% in case of SC/ST candidates.

b) The Candidates appearing in final LL.B. Examination in April/May, 2015 can also apply.

c) At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.

d) Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor’s Degree examinations by Saturday, June 14, 2015 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master’s Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2015. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands cancelled.

Degree programmes.

In pursuance of the Institute’s mission of creating a people-centered and just society that promotes equality, justice and human rights for all, the School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance was set up at the Mumbai Campus. Access to law and justice is the hallmark of any civilized and caring society—a basic necessity in a democracy governed by the rule of law, which is supreme. Access to justice means being treated fairly according to the law and if you are not treated fairly, being able to get appropriate redress. It also means making access to law less complex and everyone having some basic understanding of their rights. Access to justice includes not only access to courts and legal redress mechanisms, but also good governance including transparency and accountability in the making of laws and process of their implementation and administration. The current justice delivery system is perceived as expensive, time-consuming, procedure-ridden, technical and difficult to comprehend, which prevents the poor and vulnerable groups from approaching the legal system to redress their grievances. Complex laws and procedures, an expensive system to deal with the huge backlog of cases, delays in delivering justice, and corruption are some of the challenges to accessing justice. The laws, legal institutions and processes need to be reformed so that they are more responsive to the needs of all citizens, particularly the vulnerable and marginalized groups and individuals in the society. There is an urgent need to create a cadre of conscientious and socially committed lawyers to transform the justice system. It is in this context, a programme to develop socially committed legal professionals assumes significance. The one-year, full time,Master’s degree programme in Law (LLM) aims at developing legal professionals with greater skills, sensitivity and commitment to deliver basic, high quality legal services to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable groups in society.

Graduates from this programme will be creative problem-solvers and fundamentally alter the way justice system works for the most needy sections of the society. They will have knowledge, skills and perspective to practice law that can deliver justice to all people, and advance the cause of the disadvantaged and marginalized groups. Graduates can practice in the Court of Law, and work for the society using expertise in legal literacy, socio-legal research, policy analysis and advocacy, and legislative reforms. They can also find employment with universities and research institutions, legal institutions and services, peoples’ organizations, or have an independent practice. This programme involves classroom teaching, law clinics and a research project. TISS has a group of faculty with long years of experience as law teachers, practitioners, legal experts. In addition, this programme will be supported by visiting and adjunct faculty consisting of law teachers from other universities within and outside the country, retired judges, practicing lawyers, civil servants, professionals, social activists and trade unionists strongly committed to the cause of social justice.

The one year programme will be conducted in three semesters.



Distribution of Credit Hours*

The total credit hours for the Master of Laws (LLM) in Access to Justice will be 33 as detailed below:

Semester-wise listing of courses





Foundation Courses


LLM 01 : Access to Justice: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives — Constitution and Social Justice


LLM 02: Law and Poverty: Rethinking Rights and Remedies for the Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups


LLM 03 : Legal Writing, Research and Methodology


Clinical Programme on Access to Justice



LLM 04 :Globalisation, Economic Development and Law


LLM 05 :Legal Institutions, Access to Justice and Legal Aid


LLM 06 : Court and Case Management


Internship/Field based Programme



LLM 07 : Alternative Dispute Resolution, Public Interest Litigation,

Community Lawyering and Legal Advocacy


LLM 08 : Legislative Reforms in Support of Children


LLM 09 : Legislative Reforms in Support of Children


Field-based Dissertation on Legislative Reforms in Support of Children




  • any changes in course structure will be at the discretion of Director/Dean

Fees Structure

Components LLM in Access to Justice (One year)
Fees Sem I Sem II Sem III
1 Tuition 7000 7000 7000
2 Examination 500 500 500
3 Computer Charges 800 800 800
4 Convocation Charges 0 0 1000
5 ID Card 300 0 0
6 Students’ Union 200 200 200
7 Field Work / Internship / Study Tour Fees 4000 4000 4000
8 Insurance 1500 0 0
9 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 5000 5000 0
10 Deposits 10000 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 32300 20500 16500
11 Hostel Charges 10000 10000 10000
12 Dining Hall Advance 14000 14000 14000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 56300 44500 40500

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.


National Conference on Economics & Development

About NCED

National Conference on Economics & Development, NCED 2014 will be held at India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi on 21 December 2014. NCED 2014 is primarily an academic event that provides interactive platform to the academics and researchers to share their views, research findings, and critique of contemporary issues revolving around economics and development studies.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts (150 words) of papers on any of the following tracks can be submitted at latest by 15 October 2014:

  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Development studies
  • Rural Economics
  • International Economics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Economic Theories
  • Microfinance
  • Contemporary Issues in Economics/Development Studies

Full Papers

Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to contribute full papers latest by 20 November 2014. Results of abstract selection will be made by 20 October 2014. Length of full papers will be 3000-5000 words. Guidelines for contribution will be sent along with acceptance mail.

Conference Publication

All the papers selected for the conference will be published in any three of the journals published by MDRF viz. Journal of Politics & Governance, Journal of Management & Public Policy (indexed in EBSCO) or Review of Management (indexed in EBSCO).

Registration Fee

Registration process will begin after abstract selection. Registration Forms will be sent along with Acceptance Mail.

Registration Fee: Rs 3500/-

Registration Fee can be sent by Demand Draft in favour of “Management Development Research Foundation” payable at New Delhi.

Last date for sending registration form and fee is 20 November 2014.

Registration Form and fee should be sent at the following address:

Management Development Research Foundation
4th Floor, Statesman House,
Connaught Place, Barakhamba Road,
New Delhi –110001


Last date for abstract submission: 15 October 2014
Announcement of Results of Abstract Screening: 20 October 2014
Last date for full paper submission: 20 November 2014
Last date for registration: 20 November 2014
Conference Date: 21 December 2014

Conference related Queries: 

National Seminar on “Electoral Reforms in India – Prospects & Challenges

Date : January 23, 2015
Venue: Amity University Campus, Sector-125, Noida- 201 303

Seminar details:

The subject-matter of electoral reforms is a priority area for the Government, the Election Commission and the Law Commission of India. Hence, it is imperative that Universities and Institutions of Higher Education generate and disseminate knowledge and perspectives among various stakeholders regarding electoral reforms in India. With
this objective, Amity Law School, Delhi proposes to hold a National Seminar on ‘Electoral Reforms in India- Prospects & Challenges’ on January 23, 2015. Devoted to a theme that has continued to engage the attention of the intelligentsia for
decades; this Seminar will discuss various issues related to electoral reforms in India in a profound and substantive manner. The Organizing Committee of the National Seminar invites academic and policy papers on the thematic areas highlighted in the concept note as annexed herewith. National Seminar on ‘Electoral Reforms in India : Prospects and Challenges’
Amity Law School, Delhi
F-I Block, Ist Floor, Amity University Campus,
Sector-125, Noida – 201303, (U.P.)
Guidelines for abstract submission:
• Abstract submission via email to : <>
• The last date for submission of abstract: October 5, 2014.
Title of the paper, Name of the author, University/Institution/Organization, Email Address, Mobile Number etc. to be stated clearly on the cover page of the abstract.
• The abstracts should not exceed 300 words.
• Microsoft Word Document Format.
• The Editorial Committee of the Seminar will review the abstracts.
• Notifications of acceptance status will be sent by October 13, 2014. Guidelines for paper submission:
Full paper submission via email to: <> by December 5, 2014.
Abstract: All submissions shall be accompanied by an abstract of about 300 words outlining the central argument(s) of the paper.
Cover Page: Authors shall mention their names, contact details and affiliations on the cover page of the manuscript.
English: British spellings and punctuation conventions.
Font Size and Style: Times New Roman, 12 point, for the main text and 10 point for footnotes.
Headings: The headings should be used as per the following style:
• First heading: 12pt, bold, centre
• Second heading: 12pt, bold, left-aligned
• Third heading: 12pt, italics, centre
Length: Articles should generally be between 8,000 and 10,000 words (including footnotes.)
Line Spacing: The line spacing of main text of paper should be 1.5.

References: Footnotes should be used and not endnotes.

Footnoting Style for Books and Articles:
Books: Name of the author, Title of the book (in italics), Edition (if any), Name of the Publisher, Place of publication, Year, Page no.
Articles: Name of the author, Title (in double quotes), Name of the journal, Volume,
Year, Page No. otherwise the mode of citation provided in the journal itself).
Review Process: All papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Board.
Substance: Papers should contain an original contribution to scholarship by making a cohesive argument supported with appropriate authorities.

Quotations/Quotation Mark: Quotations over 50 words should be indented. Double quotation marks should be used; single quotation marks should be used only for quotes within a quotation.
Seminar Registration Fee:
Participants/ Presenters Registration by December 5,2015
Registration after December 5, 2015
Ph.D Scholars/Students Rs.500/- Rs.750/-

Academicians Rs.1,000/- Rs.1,500/-

Experts/Professionals Rs.1,000/- Rs.1,500/-

Demand Draft to be made in favour of the ‘Amity Law School, Delhi’ payable at New Delhi.
Registration for the Seminar:
There are separate registration forms for authors and participants. Complete registration form along with the Demand Draft should reach the Amity Law School, Delhi on or before December 10, 2014.
Email : for any further clarification regarding the Seminar.

For more details click here


A 30-day online Internship Program is offered by IALM in collaboration with it’sInterns Partner Law Firms

Eligibility, Conditions & Features:

  • You should have completed any of the IALM certification course
  • The Internship is optional for IALM students and it does not provide any remmuneration or stipend during Internship Experience
  • CLICK to obtain details of IALM Partner Law Firms and Organizations
  • Click to download a SAMPLE Internship Experience Certificate issued by IALM partner
  • You can choose any of the two projects. Guidance/ Resources to complete the Projects will be provided.
  • A 30-minute feedback/ assessment session on Skype upon completion of your legal project.
  • Important Note: All IALM projects are based on real cases.


Project 1) Public Interest Litigation: Your locality is affected by demolishing of Park by builders who have got permission from local Municipal Body for constructing multi-storeyed apartments. Draft a Public Interest Litigation (“PIL”) to be filed in the High Court under your area jurisdiction. The PIL needs to be filed along-with documents, affidavits and Power of Attorney.

Project 2) Bail Application: In this project, a client will approach you with the facts leading to his involvement in a street dispute leading to death of one person. Based on the facts supplied by the client, you will be asked to prepare a Bail Application to be submitted in the Session Court.

Project 3) Special Leave Petition: In this project, you will be asked to draft a Special Leave Petition (“SLP”) challenging the virus of notification by Indian Election Commission prohibiting non-graduate Indian citizen to contest Parliamentary elections. The SLP should be well researched and


Project 4) Filings Indian Trademarks: A client will provide you with information on the nature and place of businesses; past usage of mark; details of mark that he intends to obtain in India. Prepare complete Trademark Application ready to be filed along-with documents, Power of Attorney and fees to be deposited at the Indian Patent & Trademark Office.

Project 5) File Trademark Application under Madrid Protocol: An Exporter client wants to file application in Europe, US and Japan. Based on all the information received from the Exporter, you will be required to prepare and ready an application under International Madrid Protocol.

Project 6) Filing Copyright Application in India: A musician has prepared an album (in CD format) and wants to copyright protect it’s songs before talking to a music company. You will be prepare copyright application ready to be filed that protects all the songs of the musicians along-with Power of Attorney, Fees and also protects the title of his album.

Project 7) Filing Patent Application in India: Your US based client wants to protect a pharmaceutical invention in India that has already been filed at USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office). Prepare a covering letter alongwith all the documents and requisite fees to be submitted at Indian Patent Office.


Project 8) Shareholders Agreement: 5 young IT experts want to form a company into a new technological area based on big data. This project entails details about the new venture and the proposed New Company details (Name of the Company, Directors, Location, Objects). You will be guided to prepare a Shareholder Agreement that protects the interest of all the stakeholders in the Venture Company.

Please choose any of the above two projects and provide start date of your Law Internship to


30-50K salary


The Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi (CCG) invites applications to fill three places in its Fellowship Programme for 2014-2015.
About the Centre
CCG is a research centre within National Law University, Delhi, and is the first of its kind in India. Over the course of a

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IIT Law Review (IITLR) by IIT Kharagpur,Call for paper



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IIT Law Review (IITLR) is the flagship Journal of Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law. IITLR is a Bi-Annual peer reviewed publication from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. 
Founded under the Patronage of Dr (Prof) P.P. Chakrabarty and the Dean of RGSOIPL, Dr (Prof) Khushal Vibhute as the Chief Editor, the journal aims to cater the needs of Academicians, Students and Industry alike.
ITLR is designed to encourage interest and research in all matters relating to law, with no topic of legal interest excluded from consideration, and an emphasis on articles which present well-rounded analyses of the legal, business, and policy issues. The scope of IITLR includes: IP Law; Technology Law; Corporate Law; International Law; Legal History; Legal Philosophy; and Interdisciplinary Material in other areas of relevance.
The Editorial committee invites submissions for the first issue of the Journal in the following categories:
1) Long Articles (6000 – 10000…

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The Treaty Appreciation Competition, 20 K for Winners

The Treaty Appreciation Competition is modeled on the procedures of various International bodies entrusted with the task of evaluating and appraising the legality, consistency and rationality of treaties, codifications and other legislative documents. The International body chosen for this edition of the Summit will be revealed on the date of the release of the Competition Module. The Competition Module would comprise of legislation, an amendment to legislation or a codification in keeping with the theme of the Summit. Participants, representing various member states of the International body, are expected to launch an examination of the said Module, critique the propositions therein and recommend alterations, deletions or additions.

About TAC
The Treaty Appreciation competition has been modelled on the procedures of various bodies in the international sphere entrusted with the task of evaluating and appraising the legality, consistency and rationality of treaties, codifications or other legislative documents.Participants are expected to launch an examination of the Competition Module presented to them,which will comprise a legislation, or a codification, or amendments to the aforementioned relevant to the theme of the Summit. The participants critique the proposition therein and recommend
alteration, deletion or additions. TAC aims at mobilizing a culture of innovation and problem solving. Previously, bodies such as the International Law Commission have been chosen as theforum to facilitate this competition.
The Competition Structure
The competition consists of two rounds: the first a Written Critique Round, and the second, the Oral Rounds. The Written Critique must be submitted to the organizers within the declared deadlines, while the Oral Rounds will take place during the course of the Summit itself. Please refer to the Summit Schedule for further details.
The Oral Rounds of Deliberation
The Oral Rounds will be chaired by Special Rapporteurs, who after a brief introduction of the subject in discussion, will preside over the sessions, which will proceed along the lines of the Agenda. This Agenda will be made available to the participants before the Summit. There will be an allocation of time for each item on the Agenda, which will be discussed over two sessions, spread out across two days during the Summit.

Best Team ` 20,000
Runners- Up ` 15,000
(To be decided on the basis of cumulative scores of the team for the Written Critique, as well as
Oral Rounds)
Best Member ` 10,000
(To be awarded on the basis of individual scores of participants during the Oral Rounds)
Best Critique ` 7,000
(To be awarded solely on the basis of the score for the Written Critique)
Team Requirements
Each team will comprise of 2 Participants and will be assigned a country code or a team code,as the case may be, upon registration. The team may nominate one member for each item on the agenda. Interchanging speaking roles are permitted only at the commencement of discussion on the next item on the agenda. For instance, Members A and B of the team, an assign speaking roles for themselves for different items on the agenda. Both will not be permitted to speak on the same item on the agenda.

For details read page 29-47 here

Judgment Deliberation Competition ,20K for best team

SPIL Mumbai

This competition brings a fresh approach to problem analysis and judgment deliberation. The Competition Module comprises of a case file with wide connotations. It invites varied interpretations that not only attract the application of established legal principles but also encourage innovative thinking based on legal analysis and rational thought. After a thorough investigation into the facts of the case and arguments presented, the participants must compile a judgment that is infallible in law and innovative in thought.

About JDC
A novel competition, the JDC has been inspired by the procedures of various judicial bodies and tribunals that span the spectrum of international law. JDC brings a fresh approach to problem analysis and judgment making, requiring participants to, upon analysis of facts presented and arguments advanced, arrive at a unique judgment that is infallible in law, rational in thought, and innovative in its essence.
The competition Module will comprise a case file of a wide connotation, such that it will invite varied interpretations that not only attract established legal principles, but also encourage thought innovation that is based on legal analysis and rational thinking. The aforementioned Module for the competition, will consist of a comprehensive set of facts discovered by the judicial authority, tribunal or court, as the case may be, arguments presented by both parties, any further evidences, if any, lead by them and so forth.
The Competition Structure
The competition consists of two rounds: the first a Written Judgment Round, and the second, the Oral Rounds. Written Submissions must be submitted to the organizers within the declared deadline, while the Oral Rounds will take place during the course of the Summit itself. Please refer to the Summit Schedule for further details.
The Oral Rounds of Deliberation

Each Round will comprise the following segments:

Judgment Presentation Round: Participants will be required to present their judgments.
Commenting Round: Participants are encouraged to make pertinent observations on the points made by their colleagues.
Conclusion Round: Participants are allowed an opportunity to summarize and make concluding statements.
Team Requirements

Each team will consist of One Participant Judge, and One Judicial Clerk. The Participant Judge will deliver the judgment, while the judicial clerk will merely assist. The roles of Judge and Judicial clerk are interchangeable; however this change may be affected only at commencement of the next stage of the competition. For example, if A is Participant Judge, and B is judicial clerk in Stage One, their roles may be reversed only upon the progression of their team to Stage Two.
Best Team ` 20,000
Runners Up ` 15,000
(To be awarded on the basis of a cumulative score of Written Judgment and Oral Round)
Best Written Judgment ` 10,000
2nd Best Written Judgment ` 7,000
(To be awarded solely on the basis of the score for the Written Judgment)

Registration fee- The registration fee for Judgment Deliberation Competition 2015 is INR 2500 for all the invited Indian Universities/Colleges. Registration fee of USD 100 will be charged to all the Overseas Universities. The same shall be submitted through a demand draft drawn in favor of “SPIL Government Law College Mumbai” payable at “Mumbai, India” should be submitted before 1st November, 2014 to the following address:
Aayush Raman
Students for the Promotion of International Law, Mumbai
Government Law College,
‘A’ Road, Churchgate,
Mumbai 400020
Maharshtra, India

For details see page 14-28 here

SPIL-International Law Summit – GLC Mumbai ,10K for best paper

SPIL Mumbai

SPIL has undertaken the task of promoting International law and taking legal studies beyond textual knowledge, hence encouraging its members to think out of the box. The Government Law College International Law Summit is a direct result of this constant endeavor.

The Summit, aside from the key note addresses, lectures, workshops and call for papers, comprises of two novel competitions which were conceived within our institution. Our association with premier institutions such as the International Law Student Association, Chicago and the Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi have only added to our credentials, and have ensured interest and participation from reputed law schools across the world.

The Theme for the 2015 edition of the Summit is ‘International Economic Law and Policy’. International Economic Law encompasses both the conduct of sovereign states in international economic relations, and the conduct of private parties in cross-border economic and business transactions. The capitalistic threats to development have proved to be averse to sustainable development because of its excesses, while the helplessness of the 3rd world countries has created a dangerous porosity to achieve development. Yet there has to be a balance to move the world economy forward. Thus, there is need for international concern to harmonize development strategies to protect the developed and underdeveloped countries, with a view to preserving the world environment.

All members of the legal fraternity, practitioners, professors and students
are invited to present original academic works at the 6th Government Law College International Law Summit.
Papers shall be of a minimum length of 2000 words, the aforementioned figure not inclusive of footnotes.
Format for the Paper
1. All papers must be typed and reproduced on a standard A4 paper (21 x 29 ¾ centimetres). The font and size of the text must be the same and must be in Times New Roman 12-point.
2. The text of the Paper must have one and a half spacing. However, text of footnotes and headings may be single-spaced.
3. Quotations of 50 words or more shall be block quoted (i.e. right and left indented) and may be single-spaced.
4. All pages shall have margins of at least one inch, or two point six (2.6) centimetres, on all sides,excluding page numbers.
5. All Citations must be in accordance with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation.

Registrations are permitted individually or in a team of two (2), three (3) or four (4). In case of the paper being authored by more than one individual, the names of the authors and the order of appearance must be specified.

Submission of Final Paper: 1st November, 2014
Best Paper ` 10,000
2nd Best Paper ` 7,000
Winning authors will be given the opportunity to present their papers during the course of the summit. All such winning authors must register for the Summit once they have been informed of their achievement. Teams and individuals whose papers are chosen for presentation must register online for the Summit at or alternatively send an e-mail containing the registration form to A demand draft for the amount of INR 1000,drawn in favour of “SPIL Government Law College Mumbai” must be sent to the address givenbelow before the 16th January, 2015. Please contact us for any further queries.
Aayush Raman
Students for the Promotion of International Law, Mumbai
Government Law College,
‘A’ Road, Churchgate,
Mumbai 400020
Maharshtra, India
+91 9820692622
Kindly take note that accommodation for the duration of the Summit shall be provided only to individuals or teams whose papers have been thus chosen. Accommodation will be provided for a maximum of two (2) members, in case of a team registration.

for more details click here

Ladas Memorial Award Competition – for Students as well as Professionals,win $ 2500!!


Submit your paper by February 6, 2015!

INTA’s 2015 Ladas Memorial Award Competition – open to students, professors and practitioners
Sponsored by the law firm of Ladas & Parry LLP, the Ladas Competition was established in memory of outstanding practitioner and author, Stephen P. Ladas. The award is presented every year for the best student and professional paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.

Student Category

Eligible students must be enrolled as either full- or part-time law or graduate students. For students outside the United States, university enrollment is acceptable. The top two papers will be selected as award recipients.

Professional Category

Authors may be legal practitioners, business professionals and/or academics. No restrictions apply regarding level of experience or years in practice.

Award winners will be announced in April 2015. The student category winners will each receive U.S. $2,500 and a complimentary registration to the 2015 Annual Meeting. The professional category winner will receive a set of Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise,Patents, Trademarks, and Related Rights. Winning papers are also published in INTA’s legal journal, The Trademark Reporter.

Register for the competition
Complete the online application and submit your paper for consideration. Please visit or email with questions.

Click here to register

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GNLU, in collaboration with ONGC, is organizing a Certificate Course on International Contract with the object of providing an overview of the laws governing cross-border sale transactions; formation, enforcement and conclusion of International Contract and mechanisms of dispute resolution and the instruments available to the contracting parties looking to mitigate their respective transnational risks. The course will also review the international instrument governing cross-border transactions, besides providing an overview of electronic contract. The course will be held from 21st Nov to 23rd Nov 2014 in the premises of GNLU, Gandhinagar. Registration shall be done on first come first served basis

For brochure click here



There is no doubt about the fact that the ethnic violence and Its effects upon the lives of the common people have posed a serious concern to the Inhabitants of the North-East India. Ample scholarly attention have been paid on the causes and effects of the problem but still, a serious-congenial mechanism has still not been developed to tackle the problem of the ethnic violence. Through the seminar, it is hoped a serious contribution will be made to the study of the problem and the major aim is to create a consensus among the scholars about the proper solution of the problem and for that a concerted move in studying the aspects is very necessary. The national seminar on the topic “Ethnic Issues and Insurgency in North-East India from 19th Century A.D.” will provide a platform for the conscious citizens of the land to discuss and make out a pragmatic approach in dealing with the ethnic issues of the North-East. We do earnestly request the scholars from the different parts of the country to participate in the scholarly discussion and through their participation, the major objectives of the seminar will be fulfilled.


Microsoft Cyberspace 2025 Essay Competition – Win up to $10,000



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NUALS Asian Parliamentary Debate 2014

The Inter Disciplinery Centre for Social Justice, NUALS proudly announce its first National Parliamentary Debate Competition which focuses solely on the theme of social justice.


Date of Event: 11th & 12th October, 2014
Last date for Registration: 1st October, 2014

Registration fees Rs. 800 per team.

There is a team cap of 30 teams, so hurry up and register!

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