Announcement 614

4 – 5 December 2017
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

The Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI), established in 1979, is a federal formation of academic bodies (universities and research institutes) that aims to promote and strengthen teaching and research in
social sciences. IASSI also publishes a peer-reviewed quarterly journal titled IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science. For details, please visit:

The 18th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI) will be held during 4-5 December 2017 at the Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. The conference
is jointly organized by the Acharya Nagarjuna University and the Centre for Economic and Social Science Studies, Hyderabad. Professor R. Radhakrishna, Chairman, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, is the Conference President and Professor M. Koteswar Rao, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Acharya Nagarjuna University, is the local Organising Secretary of the Conference.
The main theme for the 18th Annual Conference is Inclusive Development:
Perspectives and Policies. Researchers, professionals, and other experts, within and outside India, are invited to contribute conceptual and/or empirical papers on the following specific themes:
• Equity and Social Inclusion
• Livelihood and Employment Opportunities
• Education and Skills
• Urban Development
• Social Protection
• Inclusive Social and Political Institutions
Dates to Remember
• Last date for Submission of Papers: 10 October 2017
• Communication from IASSI about acceptance of papers:
21 October 2017
• Last date for Registration: 6 November 2017
• Dates of the Conference: 4-5 December 2017
Timings of the Conference
The Conference will start at 9.30 am on December 04, 2017 and will conclude by 5.00 pm on 5 December 2017. Delegates are advised to reach Guntur on 3 December 2017 and schedule their departure after 5.00 pm on 5 December 2017 or in the morning of 6 December 2017.

Guidelines for Submission of Papers
• The papers should be emailed to along with a copy to Authors of the selected
papers will be invited by the Conference President to present their
papers in the Thematic Technical Sessions.
• Papers submitted should not exceed 8000 words (including tables
and appendices) and should adhere to the current style of writing of
the IASSI Quarterly: Contributions to Indian Social Science. For details, please visit All papers should include an abstract
of about 500 words. The abstracts of all accepted papers will be compiled into a booklet which will be distributed among the Conference
participants. After peer-reviewing and revision, selected papers will be
published in subsequent issues of the IASSI Quarterly: Contributions
to Indian Social Science. Those who would like their papers to be published in the journal should send revised papers to the Editor of the
IASSI Quarterly after the Conference to
• Authors must ensure that their submissions are original. Please note
that all papers will be screened for plagiarism and accordingly accepted or rejected. Authors are solely responsible for violation with respect
to plagiarism.

Conference President
Professor R. Radhakrishna
Chairman, Centre for Economic and Social Studies
Nizamia Observatory Campus, Begumpet
E – mail:


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