Call for Papers :HNLU Journal of Law & Social Sciences

The Journal of Law and Social Sciences is an multidisciplinary peer
-reviewed journal with an editorial board comprising of experts from the social sciences and the legal field. This biannual journal is being published with the objective to provide a space to researchers, jurists, academicians
and legal practitioners to express their views on topics of contemporary significance in law and social sciences.We solicit contributions for the next 2016 Edition in the form of articles, notes, book review and case-comments on emerging areas in law and social sciences.
The detailed guidelines for the submission can be obtained from:
The last date for submission is : 29th February 2016
Submissions can be mailed to the Executive Editor at


This Course is designed for law students and budding corporate lawyers who want to fine-tune their contract drafting skills and understanding of contractual interpretation. The Course presents a unique blend of:

  • theoretical aspects of contractual interpretation;
  • practical aspects of drafting commercial contracts, and
  • enforceability aspects of various contractual clauses before the Court of law, with the help of relevant case laws and illustrative examples.

The entire Course is based on hands-on experience of our founder and mentors currently working at some of the most reputed corporate law firms in India.    

The course is divided into four parts-

  1. Principles of Contractual Interpretation: This part of the Course deals with the important principles of contractual interpretation with the help of various case laws from India and common law countries.
  2. Grammatical and other important rules for Construction of Sentences in a Contract: This is one of the very crucial components of contract drafting without which all your efforts to draft a contract may be rendered futile or sometimes even counterproductive. This section of the course is intended to polish your legal writing skill and introduce you to  some of the standard practices used throughout the world for drafting commercial contracts.
  3. Drafting Standard Terms and Conditions of a Contract: In this part of the Course, we introduce you to all the standard clauses which are mostly used in a contract. We have also provided different alternatives for these standard terms, their commercial and legal implications, and to what extent such terms can be enforced before a Court of laws citing examples from the landmark judgments in India and UK.
  4. Drafting of Commercial Contracts. This part of the Course will help you learn how you should go about drafting a particular type of contract. Each chapter in this part provides a checklist for drafting the contract, sample clauses and then explains each clauses by using illustrative examples extracted from the original contracts.

Why You should Subscribe to this Course.

The idea of drafting a contract with a given template or sample agreement readily available on the internet may sound very easy to a fresh law graduate or even a layman trying to draft an agreement without seeking professional advice in order to cut the cost. However, drafting a contract requires pure application of mind, understanding of legal and commercial implications, striking a balance between the interests of the parties and above all, sound knowledge of relevant laws and judgments affecting the enforceability of the clauses. A contract drafted without these considerations is simply a mechanical exercise resulting in a shoddy draft serving no purpose for the parties when the contract is challenged before the Court of law. A mechanical copy-paste job may get you in serious trouble and ruin your career as a corporate lawyer. Therefore, when you draft an agreement, it is very important to be aware of how a judge might interpret the terms of that agreement or how the terms have been interpreted so far through various judgment over a period of time.

Further, participating in rounds of negotiations, customizing the draft to make it more favourable to one’s client, and revising the draft multiple times to suit the needs and demands of all the concerned parties, is what differentiates a perfect draft from those standard templates and sample agreements.

Furthermore, a seemingly standard clause may not always be the standard. There might be deceptive divergent of the standard clauses which can easily skip your attention, if you just follow a template. Therefore, in order to avoid any kind of dispute, a smart lawyer would always draft a contract without any loose ends, i.e. a contract which will not be subject to multiple interpretations or containing conflicting terms.

The present course aims to give you a very comprehensive understanding of standard clauses in a contract and their interpretation. In addition, it also offers you several drafting techniques for these terms which you can use to suit your need and tweak the interpretation.


Chapter-1 Interpretation of Contracts

  • Contractual Interpretation
    • Contractual Interpretation vis-a-vis Statutory Interpretation
    • Relevance of Contractual Interpretation
    • Approaches to Contractual Interpretation
  • Fundamental Rules for Interpretation of Contracts
  • Pre-contractual Documents
    • Antecedent Agreements
    • Draft Agreements and Term Sheets
    • Parol Evidence Rule
    • Exceptions to the Parol Evidence Rule
    • Entire Agreement Clause
  • Importance of Deleted Words
  • Implied Terms
  • Business Efficacy Test
  • Specific Provision vis-à-vis General Provision
  • Harmonious Construction of Contractual Terms
  • Liberal Interpretation of Contracts
  • Placement of Clauses in a Contract

Chapter-2 Grammatical Rules for Drafting of Contracts

  • Approach to Contract Drafting
  • Sentence Construction
  • Avoiding Redundancy
  • Common Grammatical Errors
  • Punctuation
  • Use of Archaic Words
  • Common Homonyms Used in Drafting Contracts
  • Drafting Tips

Chapter-3 Term Sheet, Parties, Recitals, Definitions & Interpretation

  • Term Sheet
  • Difference between MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) and an Agreement
  • Cover Sheet, Table of Contents, Numbering & Cross-referencing
  • Title & Introduction
  • Recital
  • Lead-in
  • Definitions Clause
  • Interpretation Clause

Chapter-4 Representation, Warranties & Disclaimer Clause

  • Representations and Warranties
  • Disclaimer

Chapter-5 Indemnification & Limitation of Liabilities

  • Indemnity
  • Limitation of Liabilities & Exclusion Clause
  • Remedies

Chapter-6 Confidentiality, Non-compete and Non-solicitation Clause

  • Confidentiality & Non-disclosure
  • Residual Clause
  • Non-compete Clause
  • Non-Solicitation Clauses

Chapter-7 Intellectual Property Rights Clause

  • Drafting Intellectual Property Law Clause
  • Pre-existing or Background Intellectual Property
  • Exclusive vs. Non-exclusive Rights
  • Assignment of Intellectual Property
  • Licensing of Intellectual Property
  • Assignment of IP vs. Licensing of IP
  • Representations on Intellectual Property
  • Warranties on Intellectual Property
  • Indemnity for IPR Infringements & Limitation of Liabilities
  • Standard Clauses
  • Drafting Tips

Chapter-8 Dispute Resolution Clause

  • Dispute Resolution Clause
  • Arbitration
    • When to Put an Arbitration Clause
    • Arbitration Clause: A Separate Agreement?
    • Constituents of Arbitration Clause
    • Sample Clause
    • Arbitration Clause & Territoriality
    • Abandonment of Right to Arbitration
    • Drafting Tips
  • Litigation or Arbitration?
  • Governing Law
  • Jurisdiction

Chapter-9 Termination Clause

  • Contract without Termination Clause
  • Types of Termination Clause
  • Termination for Convenience
  • Termination for Cause
  • Material Breach & Termination
  • Consequences of Termination
  • Notice
  • Sample Clauses
  • Drafting Tips

Chapter-10 Miscellaneous Clause

  • Force Majeure Clause
  • Entire Agreement Clause
  • Severability Clause
  • Counterparts
  • Non-waiver Clause
  • Assignment

Chapter-11 Drafting Privacy Policy

Chapter-12 Drafting Terms of Use

Chapter-13 Website Development & Web Hosting Agreement

Chapter-14 Employment Agreement

Chapter-15 Agreement of Sale and Sale Deed

Chapter-16 Distributorship Agreement

Chapter-17 Drafting Loan Agreement

Chapter-18 Drafting Master Services Agreement

Chapter-19 Drafting Commercial Lease Deeds

Chapter-20 Drafting IP Assignment Agreement 


  • Any law student who is in the 2nd-5th year of 5 years’ B.A./B.Sc/B.Com LL.B course from a recognized law school or university;
  • Any law student in the 2nd-3rd year of 3 years’ LL.B course from a recognized law college or university;
  • Fresh law graduates and legal professionals;
  • Company Secretary;
  • Legal Manager;
  • Entrepreneurs/ Start-ups;
  • Head of Contract Administration & Management;


  • A total of 50 applicants will be confirmed on first come first serve basis upon successful payment of the applicable fee on or before the last date of enrollment, i.e. November 30, 2015 December 05, 2015..
  • The interested candidates can send their application by filling up the form provided below-


We incur certain unavoidable expenses in offering an online course on our web portal, viz. time and efforts of the professionals engaged for designing and reviewing the course content, mailing the course completion certificates, conducting telephonic doubt clarification session, general administration and several other hidden cost. Therefore, we have decided to offer this course on no-profit-no-loss basis. All you have to do is to pay a  nominal application fee provided below to enroll for this course.

Course Fee

  • Law Students: INR 750/-
  • Law Graduates/Legal Professionals: INR 1450/-

Once the application is received by us, a confirmation email will be sent to the candidate, upon which the selected candidate can pay the application fee to the following bank account-

  • Bank: Punjab National Bank (IIT Roorkee Branch);
  • A/c Holder Name: Ashutosh Kumar;
  • A/c No. 4044 0015 0005 1965;
  • IFSC: PUNB0404400.

After making the payment, kindly send a receipt/ challan/ screen-shot/ any documentary proof of the same so that we can confirm your application at the earliest.

A candidate discontinuing the course or failing to submit the assignments (evaluation test) will be automatically disqualified from the course upon which no fee shall be refundable to them.


  • Upon successful completion of the Course, the candidates will be issued a ‘Certificate of Completion’ within one week from the date of declaration of results.
  • Among the successful candidates of this course, top 3 candidates can also avail the opportunity to do either (a) 2 months’ online internship with Indian Case Laws, or (b) work as a Research Scholar at Indian Case Laws for 6 months.
  • Candidate securing the highest marks in the evaluation test will have the opportunity to get his research project (part of the evaluation test) published in International Journal of Legal and Social Sciences(ISSN 2394-1936).


The course will primarily consist of study material in the form of modules and reference materials for further reading. You may be required to devote 6-7 hours of study in a week. The Course is intended to be completed in a span of three weeks starting from December 10, 2015.

For your better understanding of the concepts in the modules, doubt clarification session will be open on Saturdays and Sundays falling between December 10 – December 31, 2015, i.e. on 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th,  26th and 27th of December.


At the end of the course there will be an evaluation test based on which the candidates will be issued a course completion certificate. The evaluation test will only include submission of one research project on the given topics in not less than 3000 words. The minimum qualifying percentage for clearing the tests is 60%.

CASH BACK: The first ten confirmed applications will be eligible for a cash back of Rs. 200/- on the application fee upon successful completion of the course. Similarly, the next ten (i.e. 11-20) confirmed applications will be eligible for a cash back of Rs. 100 on the application fee upon successful completion of the course. The refundable money will be credited to the mobile account of the qualifying participant.


  • Last Date for Enrollment:November 30, 2015 December 05, 2015
  • Course Duration: December 10 – December 31, 2015 (3 weeks)
  • Release of Topics for Evaluation Test: January 4, 2016
  • Last Date for Submission of Research Projects: January 31, 2015
  • Issue of Certificate: 1st week of February.

For further details, kindly contact us at +91 99807 80217 or send an email to

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.

2015 Youth Ag – Summit (Location: Australia. Type: Fully Funded)

Deadline: January 31, 2015

Location: Australia.
Type: Fully Funded.

The 2015 Youth Ag-Summit, to be held in Canberra Australia in August, will be a unique opportunity for young leaders from around the world to hear from global opinion leaders, create a vision and deliver actions to “Feed a Hungry Planet”.

The core purpose of this meeting is to build understanding and trust around these complex and challenging issues. We hope to create lasting networks, and define real solutions, either small or large, that you can implement in your future careers for the betterment of society as a whole, and your own personal growth.

Participant Criteria:

  • As of 24 August 2015, participant must be a legal adult in the participant’s home county and not younger than 18 or over 25 years of age.
  • Legally able to travel internationally.
  • Holding a valid passport, with at least six months validity after August 20, 2015. Participant is solely responsible for obtaining any and all necessary travel documents to travel to and from his or her home country.
  • Proficient level of English/able to communicate orally in English.
  • Comfortable with cultural diversity.
  • Have strong leadership qualities.
  • Some public speaking skills would be an asset.
  • Have a demonstrated passion for agriculture, environmental stewardship, food, world hunger, biotechnology, and/or farming
  • NOT an employee of a Bayer entity or direct family member (e.g. spouse, son or daughter) or live in the same household of a Bayer employee, consultant or Essay Selection Committee member.
  • NOT a previous delegate to the 2013 YAS.

Eligible participants will be nationals or legal residents from the following countries: Argentina, Australia,Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India,Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway,Philippines, Poland, PR China, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden,Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam.

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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.

Free Online Course on Interpretation of Contracts


Indian Case Laws

Free Online Course on Interpretation of Contracts

In this course, learn how terms of a contract is interpreted by various Courts and arbitrators in India and how a smart lawyer should be drafting them so as to avoid any protracted litigation and disputes.

The course is intended for law students and budding lawyers desirous of honing their contract drafting skills and brushing up their understanding of crucial terms of a contract and their interpretation.  

About the Course

The idea of drafting an agreement with a given template or term sheet and turning it into the execution copy, is not as easy as it seems. There are several ingredients which goes into the raw term sheet or template before the final recipe is ready to be served to the client. Some of the most important ingredients which you would be needing here are, your knowledge and understanding of the subject, experience, foresight of an eagle and above all, how a Court or an Arbitrator is going to interpret those terms, in case the contract ends up in the Court room desk of a Judge or an Arbitrator. To avoid any protracted litigation and consequent loss of one’s reputation, a smart lawyer would never draft a contract with loose ends, i.e. a contract which may be subject to several interpretations, in particular the one which may prejudice the interest of his/her client.

This course explores the rules for interpretation of contracts which the Courts and Arbitration Tribunals in India and common law countries often use to read and interpret the terms of a contract. The Course intends to help you develop an understanding of the interpretative value of different terms of a contract, so that you can use them as backdrop while you are drafting an agreement. This can help you sharpen your drafting skills and avoid any messy situation leading to loss of your reputation as a lawyer. The Course is based on leading judgments of Supreme Court and various High Courts as well as well established



Chapter-1: Fundamental Rules for Interpretation of Contracts

Chapter-2: Interpretative Value of Pre-contractual Documents/Draft Agreements

Chapter-3: Importance of Deleted Words

Chapter-4: Implied Terms of Contract and Business Efficacy Test

Chapter-5: Specific Provision vis-a-vis General Provision

Chapter-6: Harmonious Construction of Contractual Terms

Chapter-7: Placement of Clauses in a Contract: Does it matter?

Chapter-8: Arbitrator vs. Judge – Extent of Court’s Interference with Arbitrator’s Interpretation


  • Any law student who is in the 3rd-5th year of B.A./B.Sc/B.Com LL.B course from a recognized law school or university;
  • Any law student in the 2nd-3rd year of three year LL.B course from a recognized law college or university;


  • A total of 35 candidates will be selected from the applications received on first come first serve basis.
  • The selected applicants will be notified latest by October 20, 2014.
  • Once the application is accepted the selected candidates will be required to submit a scanned copy of their identity card along with their CV before the course commences. Failure to do the same may result in cancellation of their application.
  • A candidate discontinuing the course , failing to submit any assignment, or take the evaluation test will be automatically disqualified from the course.
  • Upon successful completion of the Course, the candidates clearing the evaluation test will be issued a ‘Certificate of Completion’ within one week from the date of declaration of results.


The course will primarily consist of study material in the form of separate chapters and assignments. You may be required to devote 5-6 hours of study in a week. The Course is intended to be completed in a span of four weeks starting from November 3rd, 2014. At the end of the course there will be a surprise evaluation test based on which the candidates will be issued a course completion certificate.



  • Last Date for Enrollment: October 15, 2014
  • Last Date for Intimation of Acceptance of Application: October 20, 2014
  • Course Duration: November 3rd – November 29 (4 weeks)
  • Evaluation Test: 1st week of December
  • Declaration of Results: 3rd week of December
  • Issue of Certificate: 4th week of December

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RuralFund Fellowship(Launch social ventures + monetary benefits)

RuralFund is proud to present the “RuralFund Fellowship Programme” which empowers students to launch for-profit mini ventures in rural India. Through this, college students spend a summer launching a sustainable business in the community and the community enjoys monetary benefits of an established business.

four-weeks programme for students all across the Indian subcontinent to work on projects floated by the leading NGOs working for rural development/environment/poverty alleviation/social upliftment  in various regions of India.

RuralFund Fellowship is focused on quality of experience. We seek the best candidates and provide them with the most current and thorough information & training to be effective leaders in a non-profit / charitable environment. We don’t expect the fellows to do regular volunteer work but to be leaders and entrepreneurs in their communities.

Why should you become a RuralFund Fellow?

  • A chance to build a strong network with other RuralFund Fellows from all over India
  • A professional development experience
  • A chance to bring about real change in society
  • No grunt work. RuralFund fellows are treated like entrepreneurs and are expected to emerge as leaders in the community they work in.
  • Projects at RuralFund are designed such that, the work you do during the four-weeks is sustainable and the community reaps it’s benefits for years to come


  • RuralFund welcomes applications from students with diverse academic backgrounds and interests. He/she must be enrolled in an undergraduate/postgraduate degree/diploma programme at a UGC recognised college/university.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated strong entrepreneurial and leadership skills and good personal characteristics – integrity,drive and independence.
  • Enjoys challenge, change and fast-paced environments, adjusts quickly

Steps to Apply for RuralFund Fellowship:

Fill out this applications form and send us your resumes at , along with your name and contact number, till 22nd May.

Applicants are selected on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the higher chances of you being selected for the fellowship.
Results will be announced on 6th June.

For more details


The Law and Technology Society of National Law School of India University, Bangalore is organizing the 6th edition of its flagship Conference ‘Consilience’ on 14th and 15th December, 2013 (Saturday and Sunday) on the theme of ‘Legal Issues pertaining to Cloud Computing’ at NLSIU Campus, Bangalore.

The Conference will see some of the best lawyers, jurists and industry leaders in India speak on different issues surrounding the theme. The Conference is co- branded with ‘’, ‘International Technology Law Association’ and ‘Centre for Internet and Society. Apart from making an effective contribution towards greater understanding of the subject, the Conference will lead to a recommendatory policy paper to the government of India.


  • Mr. Senapathy (Kris)  Gopalakrishnan (Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, Infosys & President, CII )
  • Mr. Pavan Duggal (Advocate, Supreme Court)
  • Mr. Abhishek Malhotra (Founding Partner, TMT Law Practice)
  • Mr. Azmul Haque (Partner, Shook Lin & Bok, Singapore)
  • Mr. Chris Edwards (Senior Associate, DLA Piper, Singapore)
  • Prof. Rahul De (IIM Bangalore)
  • Ms. Pamela Kumar (Chair, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India)
  • Mr. Suhaan Mukherji (Expert advisor, Office of Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations)


Registrations for the Conference are open and fee for the same is as follows:

  • Students: Rs. 500/-
  • Professionals: Rs. 750/-

To register, visit


Session 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • How does cloud computing work? – An overview of the basic technical features
  • The current legal regime related to cloud computing in India- Main issues and challenges

Session 2: The Relation between Parties to Cloud Computing- Users, Intermediaries and Government Bodies

  • Legal obligations of the intermediaries towards (i) the government and (ii) the users
  • Cyber security concerns
  • Standards of data protection
  • Government’s surveillance powers and privacy issues

Session 3: Regulation and Monitoring of data content

  • Current data control monitoring systems by intermediaries
  • Data ownership and intellectual property issues- Possible threats and need for regulation
  • Sensitive or critical data- Security concerns relating to their storage

Session 4: The international perspective on Cloud Computing

  • Jurisdiction and choice of law issues- how do we counter the confusion?
  • International laws applicable to cloud computing
  • Need for a comprehensive international framework to simplify the situation?

Session 5: Comparative analysis of the US and Singapore legal frameworks dealing with cloud computing

  • Legal frameworks in US and Singapore
  • Beneficial features of these legal regimes and their suitability in the Indian context
  • Lessons to be learnt for India

Session 6: The way forward – Suggestions and Recommendations

  • Overview of the important challenges and suggestions
  • Possible Policy and Legislative steps to improve the Cloud Computing regime in India

For any other queries, please write to or contact

  • Shivam Singla (Ph: +91-9916708701)
  • Ayushi Sutaria (Ph: +91-8123925725)


Programme Schedule Consilience 2013-14

Consilience 2013-14 Speakers Profiles

Sub Tracks for Discussion



WHEN: 14th and 15th of December, 2013

WHERE: NLSIU, Bangalore

ORGANISER: The Law and Technology Committee of NLSIU, Bangalore


Abstracts are invited from law students all over the country on the following sub-tracks:

Session 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • How does cloud computing work? – An overview of the basic technical features
  • The current legal regime related to cloud computing in India- Main issues and challenges

Session 2: The Relation between Parties to Cloud Computing- Users, Intermediaries and Government Bodies

  • Legal obligations of the intermediaries towards (i) the government and (ii) the users
  • Cyber security concerns
  • Standards of data protection
  • Government’s surveillance powers and privacy issues

Session 3: Regulation and Monitoring of data content

  • Current data control monitoring systems by intermediaries
  • Data ownership and intellectual property issues- Possible threats and need for regulation
  • Sensitive or critical data- Security concerns relating to their storage

Session 4: The international perspective on Cloud Computing

  • Jurisdiction and choice of law issues- how do we counter the confusion?
  • International laws applicable to cloud computing
  • Need for a comprehensive international framework to simplify the situation?

Session 5: Comparative analysis of the US and Singapore legal frameworks dealing with cloud computing

  • Legal frameworks in US and Singapore
  • Beneficial features of these legal regimes and their suitability in the Indian context
  • Lessons to be learnt for India

Session 6: The way forward – Suggestions and Recommendations

  • Overview of the important challenges and suggestions
  • Possible Policy and Legislative steps to improve the Cloud Computing regime in India

Each participant is required to submit an abstract on any one of the six tracks above and can choose the specific issue within the selected track to discuss.


  • The abstracts must be between 750- 800 words and should clearly identify the issue they are dealing with, and the argument that they seek to put forward.
  • The abstracts must be footnoted.
  • The conference follows a very strict policy on plagiarism and runs all submissions through plagiarism detection software.
  • The Final Paper must be maximum 2500 words.
  • Even after the acceptance of the abstracts, a selected author can be disallowed from presenting the final paper if the same is unsuitable to be presented, being off topic, too different from the abstract, containing plagiarized material, of low quality or any other such reason.


  • Submission of abstracts: November 15, 2013 (Results 17-11-2013)
  • Submission of Final Papers: December 9, 2013 


All abstract submissions have to be mailed to by 17:00 PM, November 15th, 2013. For any clarifications, write to or contact:

  • Annie Jain: +91-7406392695
  • Lavanya Chawla: +91-9916262081

See Registration Details here



Indian Journal of Law and Technology: Call for Papers


The Indian Journal of Law and Technology invited submissions for its 10th Volume due to be published in 2014


The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-run open-access law journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India (NLSIU).

IJLT is the first and only law journal in India devoted exclusively to the law and technology interface. Previous issues have featured articles by distinguished authors such as the Hon. Mr. Justice Kirby, William Patry, Yochai Benkler, Donald S. Chisum, His Lordship Justice Mr. Muralidhar, Benjamin Edelman, Gavin Sutter, Raymond T. Nimmer, John Frow, Christoph Antons, Lawrence Liang and Shamnad Basheer. The journal is presently indexed on the Westlaw, HeinOnline, the Legal Information Institute of India and Manupatra databases.


You can send your submissions dealing with any broad area of law and technology. They have previously carried submissions and invite submissions in the areas of:

  • hard and soft intellectual property rights
  • data protection
  • cloud computing,
  • pharmaceuticals and access to medicines,
  • intermediary liability,
  • privacy rights,
  • free-speech and openness,
  • telecommunications policy and regulation,
  • media and entertainment law in the digital age,
  • technology, innovation and competition

This list is merely illustrative and they are open to discuss other areas of interest as well. The journal encourages submissions with a developing country perspective or a comparative approach that benefits the developing world.


A submission may fall within any of the following categories:

  • Articles (5,000-15,000 words)
  • Short Articles (5,000 words); and
  • Essays (3,000 words).

The above limits are exclusive of footnotes. They are also open to discussing potential submissions that are substantially longer or shorter. For further information, you can get in touch with them . However, please note that they do not accept unsolicited book reviews.


Any footnoting style may be adopted as long as it is internally consistent.


The journal accepts previously unpublished submissions. All submissions will be subject to a plagiarism check.


Although they accept submissions on a rolling basis, the first deadline for submissions will be December 15th, 2013. They may announce further deadlines on a necessity basis.

Format of Submissions:

Please send in your submissions in MS Word (*.doc or *.docx) or Open Office (*.odt) to with a copy marked to along with the following information:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Position / Year of Study
  • Author contact information
  • An abstract of not more than 200 words

You can visit the website at this link-

You can also contact them at for more information.


Conference by Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels

ORGANIZER: ReSIC – Centre de Recherche en Information et Communication (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

WHEN: 28th – 29th November, 2013

THEME: Does Indian Civil Society have a voice?


  1. Perceptions and debates around the notions of advocacy and lobbying
  2. Protagonists facing a regulating state
  3. Citizenship representations and practices
  4. Law, medias and democracy

CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts about the theme of the conference can be sent in either English or French (maximum of 500 words) to and before 31st May, 2013.


  • Abstract Submission: 31st May, 2013
  • Acceptance of Abstracts: 24th June, 2013
  • Submission of full papers: 28th October, 2013

For further details, please visit the following link:

Indore Institute of Law, National Law Fest, “LEX BONANZA – 2013”

ORGANISER: Indore Institute of Law, Indore 

WHEN: 4-5th May 2013


  1. Moot Court
  2. Parliamentary debate
  3. LAW QUIZ (details below)
  4. Street play
  5. Debate & Extempore,

For detail please visit the website

For Further query, Contact

  • Asst.Prof. Ashutosh Shrivastava (Student Co-ordinator): 09826388162
  • Prateek Dhingra (Student Co-0rdinator): 07415150391
  • Utkarsh Srivastava- 08234912367

1. Each Team shall comprise of two Participants.
2. The preliminary round shall be in writing.
3. The questions shall be in the form of Multiple choice, True/false statements, Specific answer question etc.
4. Team Scoring the Highest Marks in the written Quiz shall qualify for the final round.
5. Quiz will cover topics related to: Current Affairs and Facts relevant to Supreme Court of India.

See Registration details here


Internship Opportunity at Azim Premji University


Duration: 4 weeks

Place: Bangalore

Who can apply: Students currently studying and interested in academic questions of law, politics, economics or related fields can apply to the Initiative for internships. Applicants must be able to demonstrate attention to detail, responsibility, strong writing skills, and an ability to handle multiple tasks with aggressive deadlines.

Work description: Interns will be expected to assist on both substantive and administrative projects in areas that the Initiative is currently engaged in. The Initiative offers internships for a minimum period of four weeks and applicants must be able to commit to being in Bangalore for the whole of the duration of the internship.


Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and may be asked to submit a writing sample or other documents. Please indicate in your cover letter the duration and the exact dates for which you are applying.

Email your applications to

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Internship Opportunity at Justice and Care, Kolkata


Justice and Care is an international team of human rights professionals supporting victims of trafficking and other forms of injustice and supporting governments in their efforts to prevent these crimes, protect the victims and prosecute those who exploit them.


Duration: 2 months

Who can apply: Justice and Care has internship opportunities for Indian students aspiring to a career in the development and social justice sector; particularly in the legal, social work, networking, research, case management and administrative fields of its work.


Send your CV and cover letter to

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ORGANISER: Society for International Trade and Competition Law (SITC), The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), The purpose


The competition is to encourage academic scholarship amongst undergraduate law students in this emerging area of study. The competition will be judged by a panel of three judges, comprising of academics and professionals engaged in the field.

TOPIC“Cartels and Competition: An Antithetical Relationship”


  1. First prize: INR 7000
  2. Second Prize: INR 4000
  3. Third Prize: INR 2000

In addition to the above, the winner of the First Prize shall be offered an internship position with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited.


  • The maximum word limit for the essays shall be 3000 words. Only single author contributions by undergraduate law students shall be accepted.
  • All material sources should be adequately acknowledged.
  • Participants are expected to adhere to the NUJS Law Review Citation Standard. The same may be found here
  • Please note that emphasis shall be placed on originality of content and argumentation. Instances of plagiarism shall lead to disqualification of the entry.


All entries should be sent with an attached covering letter containing the name of the author and his/her institution at

DEADLINE: April 5, 2013


National Workshop on Freedom of Information: Call for Papers

THEME: National Workshop on Freedom of Information: Challenges and Solutions

WHEN: 6th April, 2013

WHERE: NLU, DELHI, Sector 14 Dwarka New Delhi

ORGANISER: NLU Delhi in collaboration with CIC Govt. of India & NCPRI


A democratic government must be an accountable and transparent government. Openness promotes accountability which has been considered as another attribute of a democratic government. Well informed and vigilant public is the ultimate check on maladministration and administrative corruption. In order to strengthen the core constitutional values of Indian democratic republic, the Right to Information Act, 2005 (the Act) has been enacted. The workshop seeks to discuss the same.

The workshop shall provide a platform to various stakeholders and address topical matters for freedom of information.


This Workshop would deliberate on the following sub-themes:

1. Amplitude of the freedom of information endeavours
2. Role of the Public authority and Public Information officers in promoting the scheme.
3. Analysis of exemptions under the provisions of the Act
4. Empowerment of the Central and State Information Commission
5. Reforms related to functioning of the RTI Scheme.
6. Protections to RTI Applicant.
7. Expansion of RTI scheme to Private institutions.
8. Challenges before the RTI Scheme in India.

Above themes are only illustrative but not exhaustive. Researcher may select any topic related to the main theme.

NOTE: Co-authorship is not allowed!


  • Students Rs.100/-
  • Legal Professional: Rs. 500/-

DEADLINE: 24th March 2013


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Workshop on Public Speaking and New Media at JNU, New Delhi

ORGANISERS: Coaching and Guidance Cell, VM Hall, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and Charcha Foundation, New Delhi.


WHEN: 23rd March, 2013 (Saturday), 4:30 pm to 07:00 pm

WHERE: Marris Auditorium, VM Hall, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.


  • How to be an effective Public Speaker – by Abdul Hafiz Gandhi, Research Scholar, JNU and RTI Activist

NOTE: There is no fee for attending this workshop.

CERTIFICATE: Certificate of Participation will be provided to all the participants of this workshop.

WHO CAN ATTEND: Anybody (student or non-student) can participate in this workshop.

Contact Person:

Sheth Zulfiqar,

Secretary, Coaching and Guidance Cell,

VM Hall, AMU, Aligarh, UP.

M: 08791870593

Aadil Hasan Azad

Research Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


M: 09953585693

Public Speaking Workshop on 23 March 2013 in AMU

NATIONAL WORKSHOP on “Liberalization and Privatization of Space Activities in India”: Call for Papers

THEME: Liberalization and Privatization of Space Activities in India: Emerging Legal Issues

ORGANISER: Centre for Air and Space Law (CASL), NALSAR University of Law

WHEN: 12th and 13th of April, 2013

WHERE: R.N. Jhunjunwala Conference Hall, NALSAR, University of Law, Hyderabad (Justice City Campus, Shameerpet)


This workshop is a part of our efforts to facilitate the convergence of views on contemporary legal issues in relation to liberalization and privatization of space activities in India. The workshop aims to address some of the emerging issues as discussed above, and to provide a platform for researchers, industry leaders and professionals in this field to interact with students interested in further study, research, and career in Space Law.


You can send papers for consideration on the following themes-

  1. Commercialization of India’s Space Activities: the Need for Legal Framework
  2. Joint Ventures and FDIs in Indian Space Industry: Emerging Legal Issues
  3. Competition Law, Consumer Protection and Space Activities in India
  4. The Road/Option for India in IPRs in Space: Divergence or Convergence?
  5. Expanding the Indian Space Industry: Issues of Participation and Taxation
  6. Special Economic Zones and Space Industry
  7. Construction and Engineering Contract in Space Industry: Features and Pitfalls
  8. Due-Diligence Know-how in Space Investments: Issues and Concerns
  9. Space Law and Technology in India: Scope for a Career in Teaching and Research
  10. Legal Controls and Safeguards of Geostationary Orbit: The Indian Side of the Story
  11. The Issue of Space Debris and Re-useable Launching Vehicles: The Indian Approach
  12. Space Medical Jurisprudence: Issues & Concerns
  13. Status and Prospects for Space Finance and Insurance in India
  14. Securing the Space: Indian Policy, Issues and Challenges
  15. Aerospace Terrorism: Issues and Concerns
  16. Commercialization & Privatization of Remote Sensing Activities: Need for a Law
  17. Private International Space Station: Legal Issues & Concerns
  18. Traffic Rules for Astronauts and Satellites: A case for Extrapolating Air Traffic Rules
  19. Space Law and the Contribution of Astrophysicists and Astronomers.
  20. Indian Space Technology Exports—Legal Issues & Concerns
  21. Touring the Space: Future Policy and Legal Challenges for India
  22. Protecting Space Assets of India: A Legal Analysis of ―Keep-Out Zones
  23. Importance of Space Law in Development of Indian Society and Culture
  24. Business in Space: Operating Strategies of India for a Changing Market
  25. Space Activities, State Liability & State Responsibility: Indian Approach
  26. Legal Aspects of Lower Earth Orbit or Sub-orbit Activities: Issues and Challenges
  27. Legal Framework for Spaceports in India: Issues and Concerns
  28. Use of Remote Sensing Data in Educational Institutions: Emerging Legal Issues
  29. Space Law and Policy in SAARC Region: An Approach
  30. Space Policy of China and India: Cooperation or Confrontation?
  31. Space Elevator: Emerging Legal Issues
  32. Disputes in Space: Does India Need an ADR Mechanism?
  33. The Enlargement of ISRO/ANTRIX: Legal Issues
  34. Interplanetary Contamination: India’s Legal Policy and Views
  35. The India’s Ballistic Missile Defense System and IPR Protection
  36. Manning the Moon: Legal Regime of India’ Mission in Outer Space
  37. Institutional Framework of India for Space Activities: Present and Future
  38. Communication Revolution in India: the Role of Space Technology
  39. Legal Regime of India’s Interplanetary Mission in Outer Space
  40. Solar Power Transmission from Outer Space: Legal Aspects in India
  41. Human Safety in Outer Space: Legal Issues and Concerns
  42. International Space Politics and Diplomacy: The Role of India


  • Last date for receipt of Title and Abstract of Paper: 20th March
  • Intimation regarding the selection of the Abstract for the presentation: 23rd March :
  • Submission of Full paper: 10th April

See Submission Guidelines and other details here

Find Registration Form here


Special Conference Emergence of India as an Economic Super Power: Call for Papers

THEME: Emergence of India as an Economic Super Power: Challenges and Opportunities

WHEN: September 1-3, 2013

WHERE: Aligarh, India


  • Academic Staff College, Aligarh Muslin University, India
  • Transnational Corporations Review, Ottawa United Learning Academy, Canada


Research papers are invited from researchers and policy analysts mainly from India, China and Canada to contribute to the understanding of opportunities and challenges of expanding trade, investment and innovation relations among the countries. The contributions should focus on the following policy research questions:

  • What have been the emerging major structural changes in India?
  • What has been the growth record over the past 25 years in Indian and other Asian countries?
  • What are the medium to loner-term prospects for the economic growth and learning development?
  • What is the comparative advantage of the country?
  • How strong are the linkages among India, China and Canada?
  • What are barriers and impediments to trade and investment among them?
  • Are their opportunities for strengthening academic learning and for increasing production specialization?
  • What are the likely economic and learning benefits and costs among them?


Accepted papers will be published by the Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) in English as a special collection, and requested for the relevant indexes. Excellent papers will be selected by the conference academic committee and recommended to be published in one or two regular issues with indexing.


All papers should be submitted to the TNCR editorial office by email at

For the submission details on paper format, please follow the “Author’s Guidelines” on TNCR’s website: 

  • Each paper should not exceed 10 pages (single spaced with 12pt font Times New Roman, including the paper, reference, tables and graphs).
  • A cover page should be included with the title, authors’ names, affiliations and contact details such as postal address, phone and email address.
  • A short paragraph about the author(s) for 150 words or so, along with a recent passport size photo, is also required.


  • Last Date for Paper submission: June 30, 2013
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 31, 2013
  • Conference dates: September 1-3, 2013

See other details here

KN RAJ Fellowships: Call for Applications


Fellowship Programme: During the term of the fellowship the awardee will have access to both library and computing resources at the Centre and, if she or he so chooses, may be mentored by one of the CDS faculty. Further, subject to availability, the awardees will also be provided with office space.

Who can apply: Teachers in economics from any of the universities or recognized secondary schools in India. Although all branches of economics are welcome, preference will be given to those wanting to prepare teaching resources in the areas of Economic Theory, Econometrics, the Indian Economy and International Economics.

Other things remaining the same, academics and researchers based in the state of Kerala will be given preference in the award of these fellowships. The selection committee reserves the right to invite teachers for the award of these fellowships.

Duration: They may spend up to a period of one month at the Centre.

Allowance: The fellowship will consists of a travel grant from the place of residence to CDS, Trivandrum and back, rent-free accommodation and boarding at CDS guest house/hostel for a period of thirty days and a grant of up to Rs. 10,000 for purchasing textbooks and other teaching resources.

Outcome: At the end of the award period, the awardee is expected to produce teaching resources such as lecture notes.

Number of fellowships available: 5 (per calendar year)

Application procedure: Twice a year (in January and August) on the basis of an online application. The selected persons may consider availing the fellowship any time within 6 months from the date of the award. For instance, if the date of award is 1 January, she or he may choose to avail of the fellowship for any one month before June 30 of that year.

Application Form I : Teachers


Who can apply: Researchers in Economics from any of the affiliated colleges or university departments, journalists and development practitioners from India

Fellowship Programme: They may spend up to a period of three months at the Centre to write a chapter of their doctoral dissertation, prepare a research paper, or complete a book. During the term of the Fellowship the awardee will have access to both library and computing resources at the Centre, and if she or he chooses may be mentored by one of the CDS faculty. Further, the awardees will also be provided with office space.

Allowance: The fellowship consists of a travel grant from the place of residence to Thiruvananthapuram and back, rent-free accommodation and boarding at the CDS guest house/ hostel for a period of ninety days and a grant of up to Rs. 15000 per awardee for purchasing books and other research material.

Number of fellowships available: Five (per calendar year)

Application procedure: Twice a year (in January and August) on the basis of an online application. The selected persons may consider availing the fellowship any time within 6 months from the date of the award. For instance, if the date of award is 1 January, she or he may choose to avail of the fellowship for any one month before June 30 of that year.

Application Form II : Researchers

For further information on these schemes please contact

Mr. A. R. AjiKumar
Centre for Development Studies,
Prasanth Nagar Road, Ulloor, Trivandrum – 695011
Tel: 2448881 (Extn.256), 2774256
E-mail:, web:


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SHODH PRERAK: Call for Papers

UPCOMING ISSUE: Vol.  3, Issue 2 (April, 2013)


“SHODH PRERAK” a Multidisciplinary Quarterly International Refereed Research Journal is being published by Bir Bahadur Seva Sanstha Lucknow. The Journal is focused on gathering knowledge on the different issues of Law, Social Sciences and Humanities. It is is published in the month of JanuaryAprilJuly and October every year.


The Shodh Prerak Journal invites research papers, articles, book reviews, notes and comments etc. in not more than 3000 words in English or Hindi.


  1. Research papers submitted must be original. It should neither have been published earlier nor should be under the consideration of any other publication.
  2. Papers should add to the knowledge of different disciplines by providing a new insight either through new information substantiation or contradiction of the previous findings, theory, phenomenon, application and development of a new technique etc.
  3. Any sort of plagiarism is not acceptable. Even after acceptance, if an article is found to be plagiarized, it will be sent back. The authors may even be blacklisted.
  4. The decision to publish the paper will exclusively be of the Editorial Board. The papers may be sent back to the author for incorporating changes as suggested and for proof reading. However, the Editorial Board reserves the right to incorporate minor changes including the format and presentation of the manuscript.
  5. A copy of the journal will be made available to all the contributors on complimentary basis.
  1. The manuscript should be typed in MS Word, either in Hindi or English, double-space on one side of A-4 sized paper having 1″ margin on all sides.
  2. Font Face: Main body for English – 10 pt. in Times New Roman and Font Face: Main body foe Hindi – 12pt. in Kurti Dev 010 with justify Line Space=1.0 Single Space.
  3. Margin: Left=1.0 inch, Right=1.0, Top=1.0, Bottom=1.0 inch.
  4. References: Endnote for English Font size=8 pt. Font Face = Times New Roman = justify Line and for Hindi Font size=10 pt. Font Face =Kurti Dev 010 = justify Line Space=single.
  5. Footnotes are not allowed references should be given in Endnote.
  6. The full length of the research papers and articles should be between 2000-3000 words.
  7. An abstract of not more than 200 words is required.
  8. The articles should preferably be illustrated, with bold and short captions/ Headings. Sub-heading should also be in bold letters. Footnotes should be used only if necessary.
  9. To the extent possible, tables and illustrations should appear in the document near/after where they are referenced in the text. Avoid the use of overly small type in tables. In no case should tables or figures be in separate document or file.
  10. Tables must be numbered consecutively and must have a brief title.
  11. The paper should start with an introduction and end with a conclusion, summarizing the findings of the paper.
See References, Forms and other details here

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday 05, April 2013

NOTE: All communications must be made only in electronic form to:

H.M.Seervai Gold Medal Essay Competition in Constitutional Law, 2013


THEME: Adequacy of the Constitutional Provisions in Achieving Gender Mainstreaming- A Critical Appraisal

WHO CAN SUBMIT: Only LL.B students studying in any of  the recognized law schools/colleges/departments of the universities in India.

AWARD: Student writing the best essay will be awarded a Gold Medal at the Annual Convocation of NLSIU, Bangalore


DEADLINE: April 30, 2013 (05:00 PM)

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Workshop on Transformational Role of Women in Preserving Ecology through Sustainable Practices

WHEN: 8-9 April, 2013

WHERE: Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai


  • Green Consumerism
  • Model Home
  • Waste Management
  • Healthy Diet
  • SHG EcologyInitiative

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Academicians, Research Scholars, NGOs, Self Help Groups, Corporates


Registration Fee can be paid by way of cheque/DD drawn in favour of ‘The Bursar, Madras Christian College‘ payable at ‘Chennai‘.

NOTE: Accommodation and local hospitality will be provided to outstation participants.


  • Last Date of Registration: March 3o, 2013
  • Last Date of Payment of Registration Fee: April 4, 2013

REGISTRATION FORM (below) Registration Form

National Conference on Politics and Governance, NCPG 2013: Call for Papers

WHEN: 5th May 2013

WHERE: Conference Hall, Management Development Research Foundation, 4th Floor, Statesman House, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi

ORGANISER: Academy of Politics & Governance/Management Development Research Foundation (MDRF).


MDRF is a registered Public Trust dedicated to promote social, cultural, intellectual and humancapital in all the functional areas of Management and allied subjects of Humanities, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences by creating world class opportunities for the academics, corporate and civil society.


Abstract of  papers (150-200 words) are invited from academics, Ph D scholars/PG students, Civil Servants, NGO leaders, and Activists on contemporary issues in any of the broad areas mentioned as under:

  • Electoral Reforms
  • Reforms in Civil Services
  • Regional Development Lags
  • Issues in Inclusive Development
  • Impact of Panchayat Raj Institutions
  • Parliamentary Democracy in Transition
  • Contemporary Critique of Political Theory
  • Emerging issues in Public Administration
  • Changing roles/strategies of political parties

(Please note: The broad areas are indicative. You may submit papers even outside the listed areas)

Empirical, conceptual, theoretical, and review papers as well as case studies revolving around any aspect of Politics & Governance will be considered for the conference.




All the papers presented at NCPG 2013 will be published in print and online editions of Journal of Politics & Governance (

HOW TO SUBMIT: Please send abstract of your paper along with your brief profile to latest by 28 February, 2013.


  • Last date of submission of Abstracts: 28th February, 2013
  • Intimation of acceptance: 7th March, 2013
  • Last date of Registration: 31st March, 2013 (without fine) /15th April, 2013 (with late fine of Rs 500/-)
  • Last date of submission of Full papers: 7th April, 2013
  • Last date of submission of Revised paper (if required): 20th April, 2013


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


International Conference on Sustainable Development, 2013: Call for Papers

WHEN: December 04-06, 2013

WHERE: Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Sector 43-D, Chandigarh, Punjab


  • Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, India;
  • International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Laurentian University;
  • Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP), Laurentian University and
  • Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA), Canada


(1) Sustainable Social and Human Development – SSHD
(2) Social Sciences and Humanities – SSH
(3) Human Rights and Good Governance – HRGG
(4) Sustainable Development – SD


You can send extended abstract or full text papers on the above mentioned sub-themes for presentation at the Conference. All papers will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance the conference, contributions, and readability. The full paper submissions will be chosen based on technical merit, interest, applicability, and how well they fit a coherent and balanced technical program.


The accepted full papers will be published in the refereed OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development ISSN: 1923-6654 (print) and ISSN 1923-6662 (online). The conference abstracts will be published as OIDA Conference Abstracts (ISSN: 1923:6670). All Accepted papers will be indexed in SSRN, EBSCO and AMICUS, Library and Archives Canada’s database to, ensure their permanent preservation for present and future generations.

  • Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication.
  • Kindly submit your paper and abstract as early as possible.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Send full text papers ( in .doc or .docx format) to


  • Last date for submission of Abstracts: November 15, 2013
  • Issue of Notification of acceptance: November 20, 2013
  • Last date for submitting final paper and authors’ registration: November  25, 2013


Conference Secretariat
Ontario International Development Agency
287 Second Avenue South
Sudbury, Ontario, P3B 4H6,
Tel:  + 1 705 561 7615
Fax: +1 705 566 2295

Source Link

NUJS Summer School Certificate Programme, 2013


The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in association with the Faculty of National University of Singapore, announces its 2nd Summer Law School Programme to be conducted in June 2013 at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Campus, Shillong.


This Summer Law School Programme offers the unique opportunity to receive intensive legal training on diverse subjects of global and comparative concerns from academics of international repute and eminence.


The Programme shall include courses on-

  1. Constitutional Rights in India: Historical, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
  2. Legal Argument and Narrative 
  3. Mergers and Acquisitions 
  4. Negotiating Syndicated Loan Agreements 

Teaching Hours: Each two-credit course shall have a total of 24 teaching-hours and the one-credit course would have 12 teaching hours in total.

Course Completion: Students have to complete at least 3 credits for completion of the programme. However, no student shall be permitted to take more than 4 credits.

Duration: This Programme shall be held over two weeks from Monday, June 3, 2013 to Saturday, June 15, 2013.

Accommodation: Accommodation for the selected students shall be organised at the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Campus, Shillong.


  • Tuition Fees: INR 22, 000
  • Accommodation and Food: INR 10, 000

See Course Structure, Admission, Eligibility and other relevant details here


3rd Gurcharan Singh Tulsi National Legal Essay Writing Competition, 2013

ORGANISER: Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur, Chhattisgarh


1. Can the Indian Judiciary ever decide all Murder and Rape cases within 6 months? If so how? If not, why?

2. Do Indian Police Stations need an overhaul?


  1. 1st Prize: Rs. 15,000 
  2. 2nd Prize: Rs. 12,000 
  3. 3rd Prize: Rs. 9,000

Books from Westlaw India, Thomson Reuters and Certificates of Appreciation and shall be awarded to the top ten entries of the competition. Certificate of Participation shall be given to all the participants.


Submissions of participants must be their own work, i.e. the submissions should not be published by or in any other publication or medium and should not be partially or substantially copied from any other prior published work of the participant or any other author without adequate reference.


  • Submissions should be in MS Word-2007 format.
  • The essays must be typed in Times New Roman font, size 12 with 1.5 lines spacing and footnoting may be done in Times New Roman font, size 10.
  • Word Limit- 2500-3000 words (excluding footnotes)
  • Citation should be strictly in accordance with the Harvard Blue Book style, 19th Edition
  • Entries should only be sent through Indian Post and not through any courier service.
  • The essay must be preceded by an Abstract not exceeding 200-250 words.
  • The first page of the submission must contain a covering letter containing details of the participant such as, Name, Date of Birth, Address, Telephone Number, Email, Name and Address of College/University, Course and Academic Year.
  • Authorship up to the maximum of two is allowed. However, only one entry is allowed per student.


  • Thoroughness/Quality of Research: 50
  • Creativity/Originality: 40
  • Logical Representation: 40
  • Articulation of Ideas: 30
  • English/Grammar: 20
  • Footnoting: 20


Participants must send their entries to on or before the last date of submission. In addition to that the Participants have to send their entries in hard copy at the below mentioned address-

Dr. Vikash Agrawal, Secretary,
3rd Gurcharan Singh Tulsi National Legal
Essay Writing Competition, 2013,
Hidayatullah National Law University,
Uparwara Post, Abhanpur, New Raipur- 493661,
Chhattisgarh, India


  • Soft Copy Submission: 5th March, 2013
  • Hard Copy Submission: 9th March, 2013

Please direct any further queries to

Workshop on Role of Independent Directors

Untitled1-001THEME: The Changing Regulatory Scenarios and the Role of the Independent Directors

WHEN: 22nd February, 2013

WHERE:  Hotel Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, India


The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG)
Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)


The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) is pleased to announce the hosting of a program for the stakeholders of companies on the awareness of governance and independence of directors. NUJS is committed in its pursuance of dissemination of governance norms and is supported in this cause by the National Foundation of Corporate Governance, CII, under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The current Companies Bill 2012 is a step short of becoming law. As it stands the provisions promote shareholder democracy and self–regulation. Independent director duties have expanded to include scrutiny of management’s performance. The Companies Bill has defined duties and fixed terms, added stricter eligibility criteria by providing a ‘Code for Independent Directors’ in the Schedule IV [S.149(7)] of the Bill. As per the Bill it appears that the Independent Directors alone are sole upholders of the governance issues. Governance, in any company, is a symbiotic relationship between the shareholders, directors and management of a company. There is an accepted thinking that Independent Directors add value to Boards – it being implied that – they are independent and not in conflict and are selected for skill set and experience. This assumption makes them the choice of medicine for the regulators on the back of the trends seen in high profile corporate failures. The regulators are seen imposing guidelines with the implication that this governance model is the answer – however it needs bearing in mind that though there exists a strong relationship in between a poor governance structure and poor performance – Independent Directors on board are only a part of the game. This workshop offers a conceptual framework based upon the responsibilities of Independent Directors on company boards in tandem with the contemporary corporate governance. It is aimed at navigating the maze of regulatory and technical challenges of being on a board as a counter balance to promoters and acting on behalf of the interest of the shareholders.


Purpose of this program is to disseminate the Companies Bill 2012 and to raise the awareness of the concept, practice and relevance of good corporate governance in the context of independent directors and responsibilities which such independence brings about. This program aims at raising the awareness levels not just of serving directors but also of the various other stake holders in a company who are directly and indirectly affected by the decisions of the board of directors.


Speakers are drawn from experts with academic and practical board experience, as well as law makers and practitioners.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Shri Subodh Agarwal, ICAI
  • Shri Alok Ray, ICAI
  • Shri Siddhartha Datta, Partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas
  • Shri Madhava Reddy, MD & CEO, Calcutta Stock Excahnge
  • Shri Basudeb Sen, Chairman, SMT GLF
  • Shri Aroop Chowdhury, Accacia Global Consulting
  • Shri Debasis Mitra, Managing Partner, Debasis Mitra & Associates
  • Shri Kaushik Mukherjee, Philips Burn Standard
  • Ms. Debolina Saha, Associcate, Axon Partners
  • Ms. Suhati Mukhopadhyay, CS, Calcutta Stock Exchange (to be confirmed)
  • Shri Pawan Lohia, Senior Manager E&Y (to be confirmed)


Participants are aimed to be drawn from Boards of companies and senior management staff, students, academicians who wish to research in this field.


Delegate Invitation Letter

Concept Note and Registration Form


Venue Map:

Workshop on Cyber Law and Contemporary Issues

ORGANISER: Symbiosis Law School, Pune

CHIEF GUEST: Mr. Pavan Duggal (Advocate, Supreme Court of India)

WHEN: 9th February, 2013 (2.00 pm – 6.00 pm)

WHERE: Vishwabhavan Auditorium, Symbiosis, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune


In today’s highly digitalized world, almost everyone is affected by cyber law. Every company extensively depends upon their computer networks and keeps their valuable data in electronic form. The objective of this workshop on “Cyber Laws” is to educate today’s student and youth about the vulnerability of personal data in cyberspace, and more importantly on social networking platforms. This workshop also helps to create awareness among the legal and management students on the importance of cyber laws.


  • Get a certificate for participation in the workshop.
  • The experts will be sharing their knowledge about vulnerability on social networking, admissibility of evidence in courts and various other case studies.
  • Gain information in respect of the laws applicable in India and on e-commerce.
  • Become aware about protecting your interests in the cyber world.


Download Registration Form

You can also register at Symbiosis Law School, Pune


For Indian Rupees
Under Graduate and LL.M. Students Students of Symbiosis Law School, Pune Rs.100/-
Other SIU students Rs. 200/-
Students from other institutes/ professionals Rs 300/-

For Registration and further details, kindly visit the website or Contact any of the following Members of the Tech Legal Cell of Symbiosis Law School, Pune between 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  1. Sreeparna Basak:                     +91 989 080 6392
  2. Ritvika Mishra :                         +91 962 319 1659
  3. Munnazzar:                                +91 986 066 5006

National Seminar on Internal Changes in Southern Asia: Call for Papers

THEME: Internal Changes in Southern Asia: Implications for India

WHEN: March 11-13, 2013

WHERE: Puducherry, India

ORGANISER: Southern Asia Studies Programme, School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Pondicherry University


You can submit abstract of your research paper on the following tracks (but not limited to):

  1. Internal Changes and Foreign Policy—A Theoretical Framework
  2. Afghanistan: Ensuring Peace and Stability after American Withdrawal
  3. Pakistan: Coping with Challenges of Religious Fundamentalism and the Military’s Perpetual Dominance
  4. Nepal: Confronting the Challenges of Peace Process and Constitution Making
  5. Bhutan: Democratic Transition and Subtle Shifts in Foreign Policy
  6. Bangladesh: Sizing the Opportunity of Democratic Governance
  7. China: Challenges and Opportunities for India
  8. Myanmar: India’s Balancing Morality, Military and Market
  9. Sri Lanka: Rebuilding the State and Nation in the Post LTTE Era
  10. Maldives: Coping with Political Instability and Environmental Challenges
  11. India: Imperatives of Building Consensus on Foreign Policy Options


  • Participants interested in presenting paper must follow the guidelines given below:
  • Abstract (not exceeding 250 words) should be submitted on or before February 15, 2013. Abstract should include the name of the author(s), their affiliation and address (postal and e-mail)
  • Two copies of complete paper (one hard copy and one soft copy) not exceeding 20 pages should be submitted. While one soft copy may be sent through email on, another soft copy may be sent in CD along with the hard copy on or before February 28, 2013.
  • Paper must not be previously published or currently under review for publication elsewhere.

See Style Sheet, Method of Citation and Registration details here


  • Submission of Abstract: February 15, 2013
  • Submission of Full Paper: February 28, 2013
  • Seminar: March 11-13, 2013


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National Seminar on Climate Change: Call for Papers

THEME: Climate Change: Effects of Sustainable Livelihood

WHEN: 22-23 March, 2013

WHERE: Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

ORGANISER: Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy,  Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

CALL FOR PAPERS: You can submit abstract of your research paper on the conference sub-themes by 25th February, 2013

See Sub-themes, Registration and other relevant details here






Global Professional Peace Summit, 2013

WHEN: 24th February 2013


ORGANISER(S): Sunnoidea in collaboration with NSS IIT Delhi and Think India


The main aim of this conference is to inculcate intellect thinking among professional students. The Summit would headed by topmost thinkers of the country, for example, renowned scientists, judges, lawyers, social workers and doctors. The Summit aims to discuss on vibrant national as well as international issues.


To present a paper on the Summit, you can send your research papers on the following sub-themes –

  1. International Terrorism and its impact on Global trade
  2. Professional Ethics and its adaptability in modern Society
  3. Whether recent trend of regionalism is a threat to national integrity?
  4. Corruption and its tackling measure

Paper would be selected on the basis of abstract which should not exceed 200 words. Final Paper Should not exceed 4500 words.


  • Last date for abstract submission – 9th February, 2013 (02:30 pm)
  • Date of Confirmation – 9th February, 2013 (09:00 pm)
  • Last date for sending final paper – 17th February, 2013



You can also participate in photography competition which is being organised as part of this mega event. Photos would be reviewed by experts and selected photos would be exhibited in the conference. The themes on which you can send the photographs, are mentioned below-

  1. Slum areas of Delhi
  2. Urban Decay
  3. Emotions
  4. The Edge of Civilization

How to Submit: Participants are requested to send their photographs at


  • Photos must be copyrighted and original.
  • Participants would be personally liable in case of any law suit related to fraud or misappropriation.


This will present an opportunity for the participants to develop social entrepreneurship ideas and learn how to start a business with minimum investment and proper risk management.


  • Participant will be assigned a particular situation and accordingly they will have to promote their social entrepreneurship idea.
  • The quiz will contain two members in each team. Both members would be assigned a situation to handle it.
  • Participant must register individually and then send a mail, mentioning initials of team mates.



  • Participants need to register first in order to participate in parliamentary debate.
  • Each team shall consist of three members.
  • Participating team member would be charged individually.
  • Parliamentary debates would be carried as per the best practiced debating rules.
  • Basic propositions of debate would be based on theme of conference.
  • Participating team must send all the initials of team mates in advance through email at
  • Basic information like, name, faculty (stream) and college must be sent in advance.

In case of any further information, participants should feel free to contact sunnoidea team.

REGISTRATION: To register for the Global Peace Summit, please fill the registration form available here.

For further queries, kindly visit the website

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National Conference on Managing India’s Rural Transformation: Call for Papers

WHEN: 26-27 Fenruary, 2013

WHERE: Jaipur, India


  • Executives and management officials from private and government social/ development sector organizations involved in rural transformation initiatives.
  • Academicians and Rural researchers
  • Students of rural management and related fields


Papers and posters are invited on the following sub-themes. Students from management institutions are encouraged to submit abstracts based on their studies and projects. They are seeking high quality primary or secondary research-based studies that analyze issues which are related to rural initiatives.


  • Direct Cash Transfer Scheme for Subsidy Beneficiaries
  • MGNREGA-Beyond Wages to Sustainable Livelihood
  • FDI and Rural Markets
  • Water Sanitation Hygiene and Improved Nutrient
  • Corporate Social Responsibility


  • Title of paper/ poster (Font size – 14)
  • Name(s) of author(s)- Surname followed by initial name (Font size – 12)
  • Affiliation(s) of author(s) (Font size – 12)
  • Length of text: Maximum 500 words for the abstract and 3000-4000 words for the paper (Times New Roman, Font size- 12)
  • Single line spacing with 1” left and right margins
  • Abstracts should include the rationale, objectives, methodology, discussion and conclusion
  • Abstracts without registration fee will not be considered

HOW TO SUBMIT: Kindly send your abstracts/ papers at:

See Registration details here


Last date for submitting abstracts 6th February 2013
Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts 11th February 2013
Last date for submitting full paper 20th February 2013
Last date for registration 22nd February 2013
Conference dates 26th and 27th February 2013


Dr. Goutam Sadhu
Organizing Secretary
Cell: 8107777867
Student Representatives Sanket Gupta- 9413627633
Abhishek Kumar Goyal- 9461456284
Rajendra Godara- 9928109394
School of Rural Management
Institute of Health Management Research
1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Sanganer Airport, Jaipur 302011
Phone:  +91-141-3924700 Ext.-763, Fax: +91-141-3924738

Special Conference Emergence of India as an Economic Super Power: Call for Papers

THEME: Emergence of India as an Economic Super Power: Challenges and Opportunities

WHEN: September 1-3, 2013

WHERE: Aligarh, India



Research papers are invited from researchers and policy analysts mainly from India, China and Canada to contribute to the understanding of opportunities and challenges of expanding trade, investment and innovation relations among the countries on the following questions:

  • What have been the emerging major structural changes in India?
  • What has been the growth record over the past 25 years in Indian and other Asian countries?
  • What are the medium to loner-term prospects for the economic growth and learning development?
  • What is the comparative advantage of the country?
  • How strong are the linkages among India, China and Canada?
  • What are barriers and impediments to trade and investment among them?
  • Are their opportunities for strengthening academic learning and for increasing production specialization?
  • What are the likely economic and learning benefits and costs among them?


All accepted papers will be published by the Transnational Corporations Review (TNCR) in English as a special collection, and requested for the relevant indexes. Excellent papers will be selected by the conference academic committee and recommended to be published in one or two regular issues with indexing.


All papers should be submitted to the TNCR editorial office by email at


  • For the submission details on paper format, please follow the “Author’s Guidelines” on TNCR’s website:
  • Each paper should not exceed 10 pages (single spaced with 12pt font Times New Roman, including the paper, reference, tables and graphs).
  • A cover page should be included with the title, authors’ names, affiliations and contact details such as postal address, phone and email address.
  • A short paragraph about the author(s) for 150 words or so, along with a recent passport size photo, is also required.


  • Paper submission: June 30, 2013
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 31, 2013
  • Conference dates: September 1-3, 2013

See other details here

S.P. Sathe Legal Conclave: Call for Papers


Students of the five-year law course, three-year law course, or others pursuing a professional degree both under-graduate and post-graduate courses from any recognized University/College in India and abroad are eligible to author research papers on any of the 5 discussion tracks mentioned below-


Publication: Top 2 abstracts in each discussion track will be selected to be published in a journal.


  • Students are free to author the research papers individually; co-authorship up to maximum 2 students is allowed.
  • The submission is required to be in the form of a research paper and the language must be English.
  • The word limit for the research paper is 7500 words including footnotes and bibliography.
  • The submissions must be typewritten and double spaced on A4 sized paper with consecutively numbered pages.
  • The mode of citation is Harvard Bluebook of Citation, 19th Edition.


Send in an abstract of your research papers in not more than 500 words by no later than February 4, 2013 to

Authors of abstracts selected for publication in the journal are required to send their completed research paper by February 16, 2013



  • Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: February 4, 2013
  • Announcement of Selected Abstracts: February 8, 2013
  • Last Date for Submission of Full Research Papers: February 16, 2013


Students, Faculty and Professionals interested in attending the Conference may send their details to the e-mail address: before 20th February 2013 and register by paying the registration fees (as applicable)

 Professionals: Rs. 2500/-
 Academicians : Rs. 1000/-
Students : Rs. 750/-

by way of a Cheque/Demand Draft in favor of ‘Secretary Indian Law Society’ payable at Pune along with an enclosed letter which must reach the following address on or before 20th February 2013:

PUNE – 411004


o Dhruv Rajain – 09823799230
o Kirthi Srinivas – 09049460032
o Nikita Samarnath – 09637007832
o Parvathy Tharamel – 09967014645


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International Conference on E-Governance and Digital Democracy: Call for Papers

WHEN: 24th March, 2013

WHERE: Hotel Presidency, Bhubaneswar 

ORGANISER: Interscience Research Network, Bhubaneswar


You can submit your papers on the sub-themes mentioned below (indicative).

Publication: All accepted papers may be considered to published in the IOAJ Journal Bhubaneswar, India. All delegates registering with full conference fees will be given a complementary copy of the same and will be published online at

Best Paper: In each track of the conference, one Best paper Presentation Award will be given to the scholars, based on the various criteria such as Content of paper, Originality of Paper, PPT preparation, Presentation style, and Handling Question & Answer.


Telecommunications (e.g. regulatory models and structures, universal service, digital divide, network neutrality, access charges, competition, etc.), Information society (e.g. knowledge production and distribution, e-readiness, quality of life metrics, e-government, e-commerce, etc.) Regulation and governance (e.g. statutes and amendments, regulatory issues, structure of regulatory agencies, etc.), Informatization (e.g. integrated views of information technology from an overall perspective), The role of ICT in public administration at the local, state, and national level, Public policy/e-policies issues in relation to e-Government, Ongoing research into issues such as the digital divide; ICT standards; diffusion and adoption of ICT in government, Implications of e-Government for governance structures, transparency and accountability, Legal and policy implications of inter-organizational and public-private sector systems for government service delivery, Ethical issues in the use of ICT in public administration, E-policy and governance challenges in developing countries, National ID card and smart card debate and its implication and integration with other services, Analyses of impacts and adoption of e-Government, e-Democracy, and e-Participation systems,Acc ess to government-held information, National broadband plans, Privacy, Security, Ethical issues of new technologies, Intellectual property, Gender and information technologies, Community, Electronic media industries, Internet applications and services, Unserved and underserved audiences, Standards, Mobile technologies, e-Voting, E-democracy, E-Participation

NOTE: Relevant topics for law students is written in bold.



Instructions for Paper writing

Registration Form

HOW TO SUBMIT: Please send your manuscripts to the email

See Registration Details here


  • Last date for paper submission: 13th March, 2013
  • Acceptance of Paper/Last date for registration: 16th March, 2013
  • Last date for submission of full paper: 19th March, 2013


The Presidency
(A Unit of Metroartfacts Overseas Pvt. Ltd)
1471/A Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar – 751015
Tels: +91 – 674 – 2559565/66/67/68/69/70, Fax : +91 – 674 – 2559571
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International Conference on Women Empowerment, 2013: Call for Papers

WHEN: March 8-9, 2013

WHERE: Hotel Manorama, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA


Original research papers on Women Issues like Education, Leadership, Safety, Health, Empowerment,  Challenges etc., any topic in relation to women world from 11th, 12th i.e Intermediate , Undergraduates  Graduates, Post Graduate Students, Research Scholars, Academicians, Scientists, General Public  etc.,  are invited for presentation at the Conference.

PUBLICATION:  Selected papers will have the opportunity to get it published in Human Rights International Research Journal with ISSN & ISBN


Participants intending to present papers before the Conference are requested to submit soft copy of the Full papers (neatly typed in MS word format with 1.5 line spacing 12 point Times New Roman font on A-4 size paper) incorporating the motivation, method of solution and important findings of their investigation to


  • Full Paper Submission deadline (No Abstracts submission): 02 February 2013
  • Notification of acceptance (After Peer review): 09 February 2013
  • Journal Format Paper Submission deadline: 16 February 2013
  • Payment of Registration fee deadline: 16 February 2013

NOTE: Paper will not appear in Journal incase of peer review acceptance if registration fee is done after this date

For all correspondence, contact:

Dr. Ratnakar D Bala​
Organizing Secretary ICWC-2013​
Academic Director IMRF
Email :

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National Seminar on IPR in Electronics & IT Sector

THEME: IPR in Electronics & IT Sector – Enabling Indian Electronics & IT industry to leverage IPR for Competitiveness


Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion Centre (APTDC) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in partnership with Department of Electronics & IT, Govt. of India

WHEN: 8th February, 2013

WHERE: Hotel Aditya Park, Hyderabad.


This national seminar will provide a platform to understand the developments in Information & Communication Technologies (ICT), and how it has changed the conventional way of protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights.The objective of the seminar is to create awareness and improve factual understanding on implications that IPR has in Electronics & IT industry.


  • Improve factual understanding and awareness of the effects that IPR has in E & IT industry
  • Discuss issues and methodologies for IPR registration in India with reference to ICT
  • Foster innovation by encouraging industry towards creation of IP Portfolio and enhancing its valuation
  • Empower Indian E & IT community to meet the challenges of present innovation based global economic ecosystem


  • An overview on IPRs and its Importance for the E & IT Sector
  • Patent & Copyright Protection Software & Electronics Current Trends & Opportunities in India. US & EU-Opportunities.
  • Case Studies from E & IT Sector on Licensing Trends, Digital Rights Management & E-Commerce.
  • Best Practices from E & IT Sector on Enforcement of IPR’s to curb software piracy

The seminar will provide a forum for government officials, Industry leaders, associations, academicians, Strategic Planning Professionals, Technologists from R & D and business executives from world over to discuss current trends on IP management, exchange best practices, and publicize new initiatives to create a difference to their organizations through innovation.

Mr. Shailendra Kumar.
Executive-IPR, Andhra Pradesh Technology Development & Promotion Centre
Plot No 7, 2nd Floor, Regal House,
Motilal Nehru Nagar, Begumpet,
Hyderabad – 500016, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: +91-8106585839, 040-27765835/837
Fax: 040-27765836

Free Online Course on Laws of Consumer Protection


The course delivers an outline of the consumer protection laws in India. The course aims at increasing the awareness about consumer rights and issues.


COURSE FEE: Free for now!


LAST DATE FOR ENROLLMENT: 9 March, 2013 , 2013

ONLINE TEST:18, 19, 20 March, 2013
Course Starts from: 11, March

For more information, click the following-

Phone: 9538854881 / 8521717666

International Conference on Empowering Women in Developing Countries: Call for Papers

THEME: Empowering Women in Developing Countries through Information and Communication Technologies

WHEN: 1-3 June 2013

WHERE: Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT), Waknaghat, Himachal Pradesh


  • Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre), New Delhi, India
  • JUIT Centre for Women Studies (Dept. of HSS), Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT), Waknaghat (HP). India


Policy makers, government officials, representatives of Women Studies Groups, academicians, corporate personnel, ICT advocates and practitioners, UN organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) dealing with women and ICT in developing countries.


  • The applications must be submitted only to Prof. Nirupama Prakash (contact details has been provided at the end of the post).
  • The Form should be completed in all respects, typewritten or in clear handwriting in capital letters, and no column should be left blank.

The following documents must be submitted along with the Nomination Form:

  1. An extended (about 2 pages) abstract (in MS Word format) of the paper that would be presented at the Conference;
  2. A short (maximum two pages) CV (in MS Word format);
  3. Copy of the relevant pages of the passport (not applicable for Indian applicants).

NOTE: The documents at (1) and (2) above in .pdf or image formats will NOT be accepted.

Application Process for foreign participants:

Scientists and professionals desirous of participating in the Conference (except those from India), should submit their Nomination Forms (enclosed) directly to the NAM S&T Centre latest by Monday, 29th April 2013.


Submit the manuscripts (in MS Word) of the paper papers well in advance, but at least 15 days before the commencement of the Conference (i.e. before 18 th May 2013).


Professor Nirupama Prakash, Ph.D
Head, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences,
Coordinator, JUIT Centre for Women Studies,
Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT)
Waknaghat P.O,
District Solan 173 234 (Himachal Pradesh), INDIA
Tel:+91 1792 239279 (H) ; +91 1792 239204 (W)
Mob: +91 9736136667, 9829227049

See other details and forms here


Internship Opportunity at PRS Legislative Research


PRS Legislative Research seeks to strengthen the legislative process by making it better informed, more transparent and participatory.  PRS is the only organisations in the country that track the functioning of Parliament. PRS provides a comprehensive and credible resource base to access Parliament-specific data, background information and analysis of key issues. Know more


Nature: Fellowship

Nomenclature: LAMP Fellowship


The Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship is a unique platform for bright young Indians to have a high-impact engagement with the policy-making process at the national level. The LAMP Fellowship places one legislative assistant to work with one MP for a period of 11 months. The Fellowship exposes LAMP Fellows to the working of Parliament and the legislative process. The Fellowship encourages the best and the brightest young individuals to get involved in public service. Know more

Who can apply: Students from diverse academic backgrounds including liberal arts, law, commerce, engineering and the sciences can apply. Seats are limited to 41.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be no more than 25 years of age (born on or after January 01,1988)
  • Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • LAMP Fellows are required to be based in Delhi for the entire duration of the Fellowship.
  • Only Indian citizens can apply.

Work description: The primary role of a LAMP Fellow is to provide customised research support to the assigned MP they work with for the entire duration of the Fellowship. This would entail providing research inputs to help them fulfill their parliamentary duties such as asking questions, raising matters of public importance, participating in debates, writing speeches, drafting private member Bills, among others.

Place: Delhi, India

Duration: June 2013 – May 2014 (11 months)

Stipend: INR 15,000 / month along with an additional amount of a lump sum of Rs. 3,000 to cover any expenses (such as local conveyance, telephone calls, internet charges etc) incurred.


Applications are invited through an online application portal only. The online form requires details of the candidate’s academic background, relevant work experience and references. In addition, candidates are required to submit their CV, a statement of intent and short essays on their understanding of the LAMP Fellowship.

Based on the application, shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.




For more information, kindly visit the following link-

Information Courtesy: Internshala

GNLU Journal of law, Development and Politics (GJLDP): Call for papers


The GNLU Journal of law, Development and Politics (GJLDP) is a biannual, interdisciplinary journal which focuses on law, development and politics; is published by the Editorial Board of Gujarat National Law University and is administered by faculty and students of the University. The purpose of GJLDP is to provide readers with information on recent developments affecting laws, development and various political issues. Know more


The GNLU Journal of law, Development and Politics (GJLDP) invites papers for its biannual journal to be published by the Editorial Board of GNLU.


1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to Editorial Board of GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics, Gujarat National Law University Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba, Gandhinagar- 382007

2. Manuscripts should be submitted in hard copies (duplicate), preferably in MS Word. The author(s) shall also necessarily  submit the Manuscript as an attachment to an email to be sent to the Editorial Board at

3. Manuscripts should be submitted in Garamond , with font size 12, line spacing 1.5’; justified, with sufficient margins of  1.5” to the left and 1.0” on all sides.

4. The author(s) is/are required to submit a covering letter containing all personal details (Name, Designation, Name of College/University/Institution, Postal Address, Phone Number and E-mail ID) in separate sheet.

5. Each Manuscript should contain:

  • Title page with full title and subtitle (if any). For the purposes of blind reviewing, full name of each author with current affiliation and full address/phone/ fax/email details plus short biographical note should be supplied on a separate document/sheet.  The Manuscript should not contain any identification of the author/s, which shall be ground for rejection of the submission.
  • Research Area: (e.g., International Relations, Law, Socio-Legal, Public Policy etc)
  • Suggested Keywords up to 10 words
  • Abstract of 100-150 words
  • Citation: End notes, but not footnotes, may be used if necessary and should be signaled by superscript numbers in the main text and listed at the end of the text before the references. The citation format to be used is Chicago Manual, 15th Edition, while for legal citation the Harvard Bluebook style of Citation, 19th Edition.
  • Tables: tables should be supplied separately from the text in Microsoft Word and their position indicated in the text. All tables should have short descriptive captions with footnotes and their source(s) typed below the tables.
  • Illustrations: all line diagrams and photographs are termed ‘Figures’ and should be referred to as such in the Manuscript. They should be numbered consecutively. Line diagrams should be presented in a form suitable for immediate reproduction (i.e. not requiring redrawing), each on a separate A4 sheet or separate file. They should be reproducible.
  • Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Permission letters must be supplied to Editorial Board.


The GJLDP accepts Manuscript for publication on a rolling base. Manuscript accepted can take up to six months or even more to be published in the Journal. Papers with immediate relevance would be considered for early publication. This is matter of editorial judgement.


Current Deadline for July Issue: 30th April, 2013

For further queries, kindly visit the following link:


DATE: 15th-24th February, 2013



1. Sunil Bedekar, B.Sc. LL.M.
Advocate Supreme Court,
Director: LAWTOCON
Professional Experience: Law
Practicing since 1975 in High Courts and Supreme Court of India
Consultancy in Global Trade Law issues / IPR Law issues

2. Dr. P. M. Prasad
Assistance professor
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

3. Nandan Nawn
Assistant Professor of Economics, West
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

COURSE FEE: Rupees 2500/-

The fee can be either paid by cash at the accounts department, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, or by demand draft, in favour of Gujarat National Law University, payable at Ahmadabad.

NO. OF SEATS: Limited to 50 



ACCOMMODATION: No; participants will have to avail their own accommodation


Mr. Hitesh kumar Thakkar

Assistant Professor of Economics
Gujarat National Law University,
Mobile : +91–9428949921, +91–8128650873
Fax : +91–79–2328 7156
Email :

See course outline and other details here


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KIIT University, One Day Training Programme on Human Rights of Children and Women

WHEN: 23 February, 2013

WHERE: Convention Centre, Campus-6, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha


  • Human Rights of Children: Issues and Challenges
  • Rights of Women in India

ORGANISER: School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha


The training will be imparted by the best expertise available in the respective fields. During the training programme, the organizers will provide Food, other logistic support and course materials to all the participants. Outstation participants will be provided free accommodation by KIIT University on request.

Who can participate: participants from India.

Registration:  Free

DOWNLOAD: Registration Form

Date of Registration: from 15th January, 2013 to 15th February, 2013.

No. of Participants: first 100 Applicants only



1st Edition of the NLS Law and Technology Legislative Analysis Competition, 2013


The NLS Law and Technology Committee is organising the 1st Edition of the NLS Law and Technology Legislative Analysis Competition, 2013. There are two bills for consideration:

  • The (Draft) Human DNA Profiling Bill, 2012
  • The (Draft) National Innovation Bill, 2008

The competition is an inter-college one and aims at providing an opportunity to the student community to participate in policy making activities, including researching and understanding the problems with various bills either pending in the Parliament or rejected.


  • The students with the best entries would be offered an opportunity to intern with PRS Legislative Research Organization ( and Centre for Internet and Society (
  • The best paper submitted would be considered for publication in the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) at the Board’s discretion.
  • Prizes to be won: Rs. 5000 each for the best entry on either bill.


The participant is expected to submit a paper on either of the two bills analyzing the various issues (legal, economic, policy, etc) vis-a-vis the bills. The account should be a comprehensive one and originality would be weighed in the participant’s favour.

  • The word limit for the paper is 2500 words (to be followed strictly). The same would not include footnotes, bibliography, etc, and shall be applicable only to the main body of the submission. The font to be used is Times New Roman, size 12 and the line spacing should be 1.5
  • Any source resorted to has to be duly cited. Any mode of citation would be acceptable as long as uniformity is maintained throughout the paper.
  • The cover page of the submission must contain the name of the Bill being analyzed and should clearly state the exact word count of the main body.
  • Names or other individual identifiers of any of the team members or any indication of the college/university, must NOT be mentioned anywhere in the submission.
  • Any kind of plagiarism would attract immediate disqualification. The submissions would be subject to plagiarism-check mechanism.
  • Non compliance with any of the rules can lead to disqualification or deduction of marks.
  • Co-authorship is NOT allowed.
  • The entries have to be mailed at The submissions have to be made in the PDF format. The subject of the email should be ‘Legislative Analysis Competition: Name of the bill analyzed’. The email must contain the Name of the Participant, College Name, Year and Contact Number.


The deadline for the submission of the paper is 28th February, 2013 (1700 hours IST). No submissions made after the deadline would be accepted.

Contact Person(s):

Mr. Jasraj Singh
Phone: +91-9620624632

Mr. Shivam Singla
Phone: +91-9916708701


NLSIR, 6th Nani Palkhivala Foundation Taxation Law Essay Writing Competition

Organiser: National Law School of India Review (NLSIR), the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Essay Writing Competition

National Law School of India Review in association with the Nani Palkhivala Memorial Trust has announced the release of topics for the 6th Nani Palkhivala Foundation Taxation Law Essay Competition.

Who can participate: The competition is open to current students of law in any college or university in India.


1. GAAR: Is it necessary to check tax evasion?
2. Nature and taxability of software payments under the I.T. Act.
3. The constitutional validity of repeated retrospective amendments
4. The limits of the “territorial nexus” requirement in light of Vodafone and the Finance Act, 2012.

Word limit: 3000 (inclusive of footnotes)

Deadline: 14th February, 2013.

Prize Money:

  • First Prize – Rs 6,000
  • Second Prize – Rs 4,000
  • Third Prize – Rs 2,000


  • Joint authorship is not allowed.
  • Please send the essay and author information in separate files.
  • The essay must not contain any identification of the author.
  • Plagiarism will result in disqualification.

For any further details or queries, please contact National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) at:


National Conference on ‘Entrepreneurship in India-Road Ahead’

WHEN: March 20, 2013

ORGANISER: Entrepreneurship-cum-Skill Development Center (ESDC) Department of Commerce, University of Madras


= Entrepreneurial finance
= Entrepreneurial marketing
= New venture creation
= Venture growth and development
= Global online entrepreneurship
= Entrepreneurial business environment
= Women entrepreneurship
= Microfinance and Self help Groups
= Social Entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility

= Role of entrepreneurs in promoting and sustaining innovation
= Corporate entrepreneurship
= Business ethics and Entrepreneurs
= Entrepreneurial didactics and training
= Entrepreneurial development program in India
= Successful life episodes of Indian entrepreneurs
= Sectoral entrepreneurship
= Entrepreneurship in the SME Sector
= Entrepreneurship & Family enterprise


You can send your papers on the above mentioned sub-themes on or before February 4, 2013.


Only BEST 100 papers will be published in the edited volume with ISBN. Accordingly, the delegates whose papers are selected only will be allowed to participate and present papers at the Conference and Paper Presentation in-absentia will not be allowed. You must pay the requisite delegate fee to take part in the conference proceedings either as a participant or as a paper presenter. Each paper accepted for presentation shall be eligible for the special “Certificate of Excellence”. Those who merely take part in the conference and those who pay the delegate fee will be eligible for’Participation Certificate’.


  • The text of the paper shall be word-processed in the MS Word format with double spacing.
  • The size of the paper may be up to 15 pages each.
  • Each paper shall be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words.
  • The author’s name, designation and affiliation must be provided on a separate sheet for this purpose.
  • References must be given as per the standard journal format.


=Last Date for Submission of Full Paper (both Hard copy and CD) along with registration form duly filled-in: February 4, 2013
=Intimation of acceptance of paper for presentation: February 18, 2013
=Payment of Registration fee by Demand Draft: February 18, 2013

For REGISTRATION and other relevant details, kindly visit the following link-

SpicyIP Fellowship: Call for Applications

WORK DESCRIPTION: researching and writing on developments in the Indian intellectual property rights and innovation policy scenario.

WHO CAN APPLY: The 2013-2014 fellowship is open to all interested students and carries a stipend of Rs. 15,000.


As their mission statement reads, writers at Spicy IP are bound by an interest in fostering a more transparent, collaborative and productive IP and Innovation eco-system in India. Last year, Managing IP listed SpicyIP as one of the top 50 shapers of the future of intellectual property! With their email subscription list now having over 3500 members and their blog receiving over 80,000 viewers monthly, their blog stats too show the growth they’ve had over the years. Some of our their achievements are listed here. They are now looking to share this platform with up to 3 new similarly dedicated Fellows.

  • Fellows will be chosen based on quality of guest posts submitted to us over a 6 week period from 14th December, 2012 to 25th January, 2013.
  • At least three guest posts per applicant need to be submitted in this 6 week period.
  • These guest posts are to be submitted to with “fellowship” in the subject line. (important: if “fellowship” is not put in the subject line, the mail may be missed)


  • Ability to research
  • Critical analysis
  • Ability to write succinctly
  • Language skills


  • All students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.
  • To be considered for the Fellowship, each applicant must submit at least 3 guest posts within the 6 week period from 14th December, 2012 to 25th January, 2013.
  • These guest posts must pass our standard editorial check for the blog which include:
    • A upper word limit of 900 words per post.
    • Clarity of language
    • Clear analysis
    • Relevance of topic
    • Posts on current events will be preferred but conceptual and purely analytical posts will be accepted too.
    • If the topic has already been covered on the blog, then the post will not be carried unless it brings in a new angle or overlooked aspect.


  • Once selected, Fellows will be on a probationary period for the first month (February 2013).
  • Fellows will be required to either:
    • Write 6 posts per month for 12 months. If notified in advance, this can be reduced to 4 per month during internship periods; and a complete break period for exam durations.; OR 
    • 5 posts per month for 12 months. If notified in advance, up to 4 weeks can be taken off.
  • These posts can be either the Fellow’s own preferred topics so long as they fit within our broader mission statement or can be chosen from a pool of topics open to all members.
  • These posts must be a minimum of 350 words per post.
  • The fellowship period will begin on February 1st, 2013 and run till January 31st, 2014.
  • The stipend will be paid in in 3 parts of Rs 5000 each, payable every 4 months for the duration of the fellowship.


  • The Fellows will be selected from the guest posters during the above mentioned 6 week period and will be notified as soon as it ends on 25th January, 2013.
  • Based on these submitted guest posts, current SpicyIP team members will decide by consensus to whom the Fellowships will be awarded.
  • Once selected, the Fellows will be announced on the blog.
  • Up to three Fellows may be selected.


  • Once selected, if an applicant does not fulfill or otherwise terminates his obligation before the end of the fellowship period, the fellowship will be considered cancelled.
  • The same will be notified on the blog and that applicant will receive no more than what s/he has already received up to that point.
  • For the duration of the first month of the fellowship, i.e., February 2013, the Fellow will be on a probationary period and we reserve the right to terminate the fellowship if the candidate is deemed unfit in that period.

ISI-National Conference on Reprographic Rights and Copyright Act: Call for Papers [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

ORGANISER: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

WHEN: 7-8 March, 2013

WHERE: ISI, 203 BT Road, Kolkata, India


  • Last date for submission of abstract: 8th February, 2013
  • Last date for submission of final paper: 28th February 2013

See full details of the conference here

Information Courtesy: Prapa Ganguly, ILS Pune

Workshop on National e-Governance Plan: Call for Papers

ORGANISER: Department of Information Technology, Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chromepet, Chennai

WHEN: 19th, December, 2012

WHERE: Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chromepet, Chennai


Topics of Interest include but not limited to the following

 Rights Based Approach to Governance
 Role of Technology in improving Governance
 Citizen engagement for inclusive Governance
 Academia in e – Governance
 e-Pensions
 e-Social Welfare
 e-Banking
 e-Research
 e-Health
 e-Commerce
 e-Financial Services
 e-Telecom Services
 e-Advertising
 e-Marketing
 e-Forms
 Network and Information Security


The papers can be submitted on the above mentioned sub-themes to Submitted papers must be original and unpublished. Papers must be written in English should be at most 6 pages long in total and must conform to IEEE format.


  • Last date for submission of paper: 30th November, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance of paper: 9th December, 2012 onward

For Further Details, Contact:

Convener, Workshop on National e-Governance Plan, Department of Information Technology, Madras Institute of Technology,
Anna University, Chromepet, Chennai – 600 044, Tamil Nadu, India. Phone: 91-044-22516020, 22516021

Workshop E-mail :
Workshop Web URL :

Source Link:

IIM Shillong, 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainability: Call for Papers

THEME: Sustainability: Ecology, Economy and Ethics

WHEN: 6-8 March, 2013

WHERE: IIM Shillong


The Conference will weave around but not be limited to the following sub-themes:
• Poverty Alleviation and Inclusive Growth
• Energy Security for All
• Human- Nature Interface/ Relationship
• UN Global Compact and Millennium Development Goals
• Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) and Sustainable Development
• Micro Finance and Economic Self-Reliance
• Entrepreneurship for Rural Development
• Rio + 20 Summit Revelations
• Role of Business in Promoting Sustainability
Corporate Social Responsibility and Enlightened Governance
• Business, Economy and Ethics
• Socially and Environmentally Responsible Management Education
• Cultural Diversity and Global Sustenance
• Spiritual Foundation of Sustainability

CALL FOR PAPERS: You can submit your abstract and full paper on the above-mentioned themes by the given deadline for the purpose of presentation at the conference.


Length: Within 6000 words (including abstract, reference and appendix) in Times New Roman font with size 12.

Title page: Article title, authors name with affiliation and email, corresponding author’s address, Tel., Fax and email are to be included;

Second Page: The ttitle and an abstract of 300 words, with maximum of 4-5 key words. The second page onwards the manuscript should be completely anonymous for blind peer review;

Main Text: Should be more readable, technical details should be provided in appendix, ideas proposed should preferably be supported by examples from real life scenarios;

Footnotes: Should be used as sparingly as possible and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers placed as superscript;

Tables and Figures: Should be numbered consecutively. Tables should be titled at top and figures captioned below. No table and figure included in the paper should be left unreferenced in the text. Referencing should be done as per table number figure number. Any illustration/photos should be considered as figure and numbered accordingly;

References: Within the text as the author’s name followed by a comma and year of publication, all in round brackets. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order must be given as follows:

  • For books : Surname, initials, (year), title, publisher, place of publication.
  • For journals : surname, initials, (year), journal, volume (number), pages.
  • For articles: surname, initials, (year), title, journal/proceedings name, pages


There are three best paper awards for this conference. The Criteria for selection of the three best award winning papers are:

  • Originality of Ideas
  • Depth of Research
  • Quality of Analysis
  • Relevance to the overall conference theme

1. First Prize: INR 25000 and a letter of appreciation
2. Second Prize: INR 15000 and a letter of appreciation
3. Third Prize: INR 10000 and a letter of appreciation


Both offline and online submissions will be accepted.

Offline submissions would be accepted only in the form of neatly typed/hand written articles sent to the following address in a sealed envelope. Corresponding authors details of the submission should be neatly typed on the envelope.

Address for Offline Submission:
[Article submission for SusCon-3]
The Chairman, SusCon Organizing Committee
IIM Shillong, Mayurbhanj Complex, Nongthymmai

Online submissions are to be sent to with subject line as given:

Subject line for abstract: “Abstract for SusCon-3:” + article title
Subject line for full-text: “Full-text for SusCon-3:”+ article title


  • Last date for submission of abstract: November 07, 2012
  • Last date for notification of acceptance of abstract: November 27, 2012
  • Last date for full paper submission: January 07, 2013
  • Last date for notification of acceptance of full paper: February 07, 2013


For registration process and other relevant deatils, kindly visit the following link-

ISC Conference on Space Law, Policy & Management, 2012

ORGANISERS: Aryavarta Space Organization (ASO) & Institute of Law, Nirma University


  • Authors are requested to submit their abstract (400 words maximum) through email at in MS word or PDF version by 15th October 2012
  • To submit the abstract, the email subject should be entitled – ISC 2012 ABSTRACT_02


Results for the paper selections will be notified to the authors in near future.

THEME: Space Law, Policy & Management


  • Intra-Government Space Treaties,
  • Regional Space Policies,
  • Space Debris Regulations,
  • Space Tourism,
  • Legal Issues related to Space Explorations,
  • New Business Opportunities,
  • Participatory explorations for Education empowerment…etc.


Authors (and co-authors) are requested to write the full name(s) in capital letters with their full title and affiliation(s).

See Registration Detail here



ISC 2012 Secretariat
Institute of Law, Nirma University
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


Info Line: 0091 997 898 1285