The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) is pleased to announce its 62nd Annual Conference to be held in IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand during 11-13 April 2022. This Conference is organised by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Uttarkhand. Prof. Alakh N. Sharma, Director, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi is the Conference President. Dr. S.P. Singh, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Uttarkhand is the Organising Secretary of the Conference.

Conference Themes

 
 
Dates to Remember

Last Date for Submission of Papers:

From India: 10 February 2022
From Outside India: 20 January 2022

Communication from ISLE about Acceptance of Papers

28 February 2022

Last Date for Registration

15 March 2022

Panel Proposal

During the conference, a number of panels are organised including a pre-conference event. Proposals for panels are invited from scholars and institutions.

Each panel proposal should contain the following:

  • Title of the panel and a description of the panel’s theme
  • Titles, authors and abstracts (within 500 words) of the papers to be presented
  • Names, affiliations and short biographies (100-150 words) of the proposed presenters and discussants/commentators
  • Name and contact information of the panel organiser

Note: A panel session will comprise of 4 – 5 paper presentations. The organizers / coordinators of each Panel Session are expected to be in charge of the Panel Discussion, including raising resources for speakers’ travel and other expenditure.

The proposals may be emailed to conference.isle@gmail.com by 15 January 2022.

Best Paper Awards and Fellowship

The ISLE provides 1award and 1 fellowship to young scholars below 40 years of age.

Surjit Singh Fellowship
Prof. Surjit Singh was the Honorary Secretary of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) since 2009 and continued to hold the post till his sudden demise in December 2013. His association with the Society goes back to the early 1990s. Under his able leadership, Prof. Surjit Singh successfully organized the ISLE conference of 2004 at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), Jaipur. His contribution and commitment to the ISLE is cherished widely by members of the Society through these years. His sudden demise was a huge loss to the ISLE and the community of economists and social scientists at large. His wife and daughter gave an endowment fund in his memory for supporting the promotion of research in the field of labour economics.

Since 2015, the Society has been giving one Fellowship to a young labour economist below the age of 40 years for undertaking research in the field of labour and employment studies. The research paper should be related to one of the identified themes for the ISLE conference of the year. It should be an original work and not be based on the applicant’s earlier works; including PhD thesis of the applicant. An Expert Committee would scrutinize the applications and select the candidate for awarding the Fellowship. The awardee is expected to prepare an empirical paper in about 10,000 words (including tables and appendices) and present at the ISLE Conference during that year. The revised paper/monograph would be submitted by the awardee after two months of the ISLE Conference. Apart from a certificate, the award would include an amount of Rs 40,000.

Interested scholars may please share their proposal along with a cover letter to ISLE Secretary at conference.isle@gmail.com

Best Paper Award
The Ruddar Datt Memorial Award and L. K. Deshpande Labour Economist Awards (each carrying an award of Rs.10,000) will be awarded to the authors of the best papers at the Conference. Only authors who are below 40 years of age will be considered for these awards. The papers on any of the Conference themes to be considered for the award should be presented by the paper writers themselves. Contributors who wish to be considered for these awards are requested to furnish proof of their age along with their paper.

Interested scholars may please follow the link conference.isleijle.org for their paper submission or write to us as at conference.isle@gmail.com

Paper Submission

    Submission of Papers
  • The Conference is open to scholars both from India and outside and the proposed papers may focus on empirical contexts pertaining to India or other regions and countries of the world.
  • The papers should be submitted online on the Conference portal at http://conference.isleijle.org/
  • The length of the paper should not exceed 8000 words and should adhere to the current writing style of The Indian Journal of Labour Economics (IJLE). For further details, please visit http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/41027
  • All papers should include a summary of 500-750 words. The summaries of all accepted papers will be compiled into a publication which will be distributed among the Conference participants, along with a Pen drive containing the selected papers. These summaries will also be uploaded on the ISLE website.
  • Those who would like their papers to be published in the Indian Journal of Labour Economics, should upload their revised papers after the Conference at http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/41027
  • Authors must ensure that their submissions are original. Please note that all papers will be screened for plagiarism and accordingly accepted or rejected. Further, authors are solely responsible for plagiarism violations.
  • Best Paper Award and Fellowship: Every year ISLE gives Ruddar Datt Memorial Award for the best paper presented in the Conference, and Surjit Singh Fellowship, one each to young scholars below 40 years. For further details, visit: http://conference.isleijle.org/

Online Conference Paper Submission Form

http://conference.isleijle.org/submission2.aspx

3 TBest paper Awards And Fellowship

The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) is pleased to announce its 62nd Annual Conference to be held in IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand during 11-13 April 2022.This Conference is being organised by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,IIT Roorkee, Uttarkhand.Prof. Alakh N. Sharma, Director, Institute for Human Development, Delhi is the Conference President. Dr.S.P. Singh,Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Uttarkhand is the Organising Secretary of the Conference.

4 TBest paper Awards And Fellowship

The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) is pleased to announce its 62nd Annual Conference to be held in IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand during 11-13 April 2022.This Conference is being organised by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,IIT Roorkee, Uttarkhand.Prof. Alakh N. Sharma, Director, Institute for Human Development, Delhi is the Conference President. Dr.S.P. Singh,Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Uttarkhand is the Organising Secretary of the Conference.