Conference Participation Details

Submission of Papers

The Conference is open to academicians, professionals, development practitioners, civil society members, etc., interested in labour, employment, and development issues. They are welcome to contribute papers and/or participate in the Conference.

  •  The papers should be submitted online at by clicking on the ‘Paper Submission’ button.
  •  The length of the paper may be between 5000 to 8000 words and should adhere to the current style of the Indian Journal of Labour Economics (IJLE). For further details, please visit journal/41027
  •  All papers should include a summary of around 500 words. The summaries of all accepted papers will be compiled into a Book of Abstracts, a soft copy of which will be circulated among the Conference participants. These summaries will also be uploaded on the ISLE website.
  •  Participants can obtain a hardcopy of Book of Abstracts by making a payment of Rs. 500 each.
  •  The selected revised papers presented in the Conference will be considered for publication in the IJLE after peer review.
  •  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.

General Participation

The members of ISLE who do not wish to present a paper in the conference, can attend the conference as general participants and participate in the Society’s General Body Meeting to be scheduled during the Conference. Limited general participant seats will also be available for non-ISLE members who do not wish to present papers. Further details will be uploaded on soon.

*Conference Registration includes a Rs.1500 mandatory ISLE Annual Membership.

  •  The Conference registration includes payment towards the Conference kit (comprising of soft copies of Book of Abstracts, Presidential Address, Keynote Papers, Plenary Lectures, conference bag, stationery, etc.), modest accommodation, meals and transportation to and from the venue.
  •  The conference registration fee includes breakfast, tea, lunches, and dinners for all delegates on the conference days.
  •  Those paying the Conference registration charge after the deadline of 20 November 2024 will need to arrange their own accommodation and transportation.

Mode of Payment

Conference registration charge should be paid online at by clicking the ‘Conference Participation Charges’ button. Cancellations of registration more than one month before the conference begins (i.e. by 7 December 2024) will be eligible for a 75% refund of the total conference fee and cancellations made three weeks before the conference begins (i.e. by 17 December 2024) will be eligible for a 50% refund of the total conference fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than three weeks before the conference start date.