CfP: National Conference on Social Inequalities and Exclusions in Contemporary India @ TISS Tuljapur Campus [Feb 15-16]: Submit by Jan 18

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Ambedkar Memorial Lecture (AML) Team, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Tuljapur Campus is organising the National Conference On “Social Inequalities and Exclusions in Contemporary India” during February 15 & 16, 2019.

Dates: February 15 & 16, 2019

Venue: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Tuljapur Campus, Maharashtra – 413601

Concept Note

India’s tryst with destiny that took a definitive shape in 1947 was supposed to take a collective journey along the path of democracy, equality and justice for all. As a newborn nation, this journey was expected to be fraught with multiple challenges.

As India has completed more than seventy years of its freedom from colonial rule and has entered into the twenty-first century it is rather disappointing to see where the journey has led to. Glaring social inequalities, extreme income disparities, social exclusions of various types, violence against women and the marginalised continue to remain unabated.

The farmers are in distress, the educational institutions are reduced to certificate-manufacturing units, public health care in disarray, and the employment and labour market is so volatile. Most unfortunate reality is that often the state is inept or corrupt, and the public policies, instead of serving the interest of people, serve the interest of the capitalists.

The human rights record of the state is also dismal. Nevertheless, people are raising their voice through various movements against displacement, atrocities or marginalisations. The inspiration that people such as B R Ambedkar and Jotiba Phule provide has ignited mass mobilisation across India. The atmosphere is poignant with yearnings for a positive change, yet the challenges for attaining equality and justice are even bigger than it was seventy years ago.

The Conference on “Social Inequalities and Exclusions in Contemporary India” intends to discuss the trend of the inequalities focusing on India with respect to gender, class, caste, health, education, economic inequalities etc. It attempts to bring scholars from different fields of knowledge to discuss and debate these issues. We expect that the papers would bring in new insights which preferably would be interdisciplinary in nature.

The Sub-Themes are as follows:

  • Gender disparities
  • Social conflict
  • Regional or spatial differentiation
  • State Policies and the marginalised communities
  • Violence
  • Poverty, Displacement and Migration
  • Voices from the margin
  • Human Rights
  • Stigma and Discrimination

Any other sub-theme related to the main topic.

*This conference is part of the annual event of Ambedkar Memorial Lecture Series*

Brief note on the AML lectures Series

The AML lecture series was started in the year 2009 and Prof. M. Kunhaman (TISS, Tuljapur) was the first speaker of the Ambedkar Memorial Lecture (AML) series. He delivered his thought on “Ambedkarism and its relevance in Democracy”.

In the following years Dr. Anand Teltumbade (2011) on “Anti-Imperalism and Annihilation of Caste”, Prof. Ramaiah (2012) on “Growing Crimes against Dalits in India: Relevance of Dr. Ambedkar’s Separate Settlements”, Prof. P. G. Jogdand on “Ambedkar as a Sociologist- Beyond Reductionism”, Dr. Vivek Kumar on “From Modernity to Universalism: Vision of Dr. Ambedkar”, Prof. Ramesh Kamble and S.M. Dahiwale on “The Perspectives on Advanced /Backward Communities”, Dr. Sushma Andhare on “Emancipation of Women: The Ambedkarite Perspective”, Mr. Paul Diwakar on “Dr. Ambedkar’s Vision of the Inclusive Growth and Development of the Society”., Mr. Martin Macwan, Mr. Bhanvar Meghwanshi, Prof Hari Narke Dr. Razia Patel, Dr, Anoop Kumar, Prof. Abhinaya Kamble, Prof. Zahir Ali and many more Ambedkar scholars, intellectuals, human rights activists and academicians delivered lectures in this series.

It is with the intention to broaden our understanding of this great figure, Ambedkar Memorial Lecture (AML) series at Tuljapur Campus was started from the year 2009. AML is a critical and constant engagement for us in the construction and deconstruction of the established notions of our society.

The basic purpose of the conference is to create a meaningful dialogue on social justice agenda through an active participation of intellectuals. This lecture makes a commitment of participating leaders from Academics, Arts, Civil society and Jurists towards the Dr. Ambedkar idea of social justice and to build and scale up momentum for the future generations.

Objectives of AML
  • To honor Dr. Ambedkar’s intellectual contribution to the world.
  • To unify thoughts which explore and propagate different dimensions of Dr. Ambedkar’s values & ideas.
  • To create an opportunity for the academicians & students of diverse background to familiarize themselves with the scholarship of Ambedkar in various fields and their relevance today.
  • To formulate the process of continuous socialization amongst everybody who holds an inclination towards exploring the values and ideas of Dr. Ambedkar and simultaneously passing on the knowledge to those who are unaware about these values and ideas.
Call for Research Papers

The paper should be based on original research work and should not have been published elsewhere. Please submit a soft copy of the abstract and then the full paper to Email ID:

The abstract must contain:

  • Title of the paper
  • Sub-Theme: Must indicate the sub-theme of the concept note under which the paper falls.
  • Author Details: Name with Designation, Affiliation (Institution), Full correspondence Address, Email ID and Mobile Number.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a screening committee of acclaimed academicians. The selected research papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The researchers are expected to contribute research papers on the following sub themes.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: 18th January, 2019

Full Paper Submission: 10th February, 2019

Registration Fee
Faculty400 INR
Research Scholars/PG/UG Students200 INR
Non Paper Delegates from Outside100 INR
TISS Students (Scholars/PG/UG)100 INR
Others250 INR

The conference fee includes the conference kit & online certificate only.

Accommodation & Food

Accommodation will be provided by the organizers on request only to pre-registered participants in the university guest house.

University Guest House (Dormitory Room Charges Per Person) – 8 People Occupancy300 INR/Day
University Sharing Guest House Charges (Non-AC) – Per Person (2 People Occupancy)600 INR/Day
University Guest House Charges (Non-AC) – Single Occupancy/Personal700 INR/Day
University Sharing Guest House Charges (AC) – Per Person (2 People Occupancy)1000 INR/Day
University Guest House Charges (AC) – Single Occupancy/Personal1200 INR/Day
Breakfast (30 INR) + Lunch (45 INR)  + Evening Snacks (15 INR) + Dinner (45 INR)135 INR/Day

Online Registration Bank Details:

A/C Name*Shantilal Bilhore
A/C No33261638214
Bank NameState Bank of India (SBI)
Brach NameTuljapur
IFSC CodeSBIN0003674

*Google Pay UPI ID: shantilalbilhore@oksbi

*Google Pay Number: 7385550373

Also you may pay through Cheque, DD from the above-given bank details.

About the TISS, Tuljapur Campus

Out of the four Campuses of TISS, the Tuljapur Campus is located in the Osmanabad District of Maharashtra. It was set up with support from the Government of Maharashtra in 1986. It is a 100-acre campus on a vast plateau on the outskirts of the temple town of Tuljapur.

The Tuljapur campus offers two undergraduate programmes- BASS and BASW, five MA programmes, one Diploma programme (PGD-WASH), integrated M.Phil.-PhD in Rural Development, and the direct PhD Programme.


For More Details, Please Contact:

  • Mr. Shantilal (Masters Student), Mobile: +91 – 7385550373
  • Mr. Mohit C (Masters Student), Mobile: +91 – 9921956535
  • Ms. Laxmi W (Masters Student), Mobile: +91 – 9637865897
  • Ms. Prerana S (Masters Student), Mobile: +91 – 9168036818
  • Mr. Sankalp H (Masters Student), Mobile: +91 – 986014362
  • Mr. Prasad U (Masters Student), Mobile: + 91 – 8096445204
For more details, please find the conference link here.


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