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National Conference on Social Science and Humanities 2018
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NCSSH - 2018

National Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (NCSSH) 2018


National Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (NCSSH) 2018

December 20-21, 2018

Organized by

Mahatma Gandhi University
13th Mile, Khanapara, Meghalaya

About the Conference:

1st National Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (NCSSH) 2018 is aimed at presenting current research being carried out. NCSSH2018 aims to bring together researchers, social scientist, social workers, philanthropist and students to share and exchange their experiences, innovative ideas, research results of all aspects of Social Sciences and Humanities. It also aims to discuss the new challenges of social sciences and humanities and the prospective measures to tackle such challenges.

NCSSH 2018 is organized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya and will be held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya during December 20-21, 2018. The conference will be organized every year to create a platform for MGU Research Scholars along with all other peoples in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities.

About Mahatma Gandhi University:

Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) is established through Meghalaya State legislative Act, 2010 (Meghalaya Act No.6 of 2011), published in the Gazette of Meghalaya vide No. LL (B).138/2010/41. The Promoting body Layman Education Society of MGU has vast experience in the field of Education. University is setup with an objective of providing best quality education to the students.

Mahatma Gandhi University is empowered to award degrees as specified by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 22 of the UGC Act 1956. MGU has emerged as a global university with boasting distinctive strengths in education and entrepreneurship. As a platform for excellence in teaching, learning & administration, state-of-the-art information technology is extensively used in contributing to the development of well trained graduates, post graduates and doctorates to meet the professional manpower needs of not just India but the world.

Registration Fee:

Category Indian Abroad
College Students/ University Students ( up to Post Graduate Level)

INR 800.00

USD 100

Research Scholars

INR 3000.00

USD 200

Working Personnel

INR 3500.00

USD 250

Payment Instruction:

Online transfer through NEFT

Account No. : 36099169863

IFS Code : SBIN0002035

Swift Code : SBININBB159


Bank Branch : State Bank of India , Byrnihat Branch

Note: In the remark column during the fund transfer kindly mention “ Reg. Fee NCSSH 2018”


In favour of Mahatma Gandhi University;

payable at: Shillong

  1. Case Payment: At the case counter, Mahatma Gandhi University, 13th Mile, Khanapara, Meghalaya


The contact of “NCSSH 2018 Official Accommodation Supplier” for delegates will be updated soon.

Patron: Shri Rajan Chopra
Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya

1. Prof. Mohan Bhattacharya
Vice Chancellor
Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya

Convenor: Dr. Nayanmoni saikia
Deputy Registrar- Academics
Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya

2. Dr. Rupak Gupta
Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya

Core Organizing Committee:

  • Ms. Anchal Jain, Assistant Registrar- Academics
  • Dr. Vikash Mishra, Department of Economics
  • Mukutar Rahman Saikia, Department of History
  • Dr. Arfan Hussain , Department of English

Editorial Board:

  • Prof. Shiela Bora
  • Dr. Ramen Kr Das
  • Dr. Mukul Ch. Goswami
  • Dr. Aruna Bhattacharya
  • Dr. Putul Sarmah
  • Dr. Ranu Devi
  • Dr. Parijat Chakrabarty
  • Dr. Jogen Boro
  • Dr. Vikash Mishra
  • Dr. Nitu Chomal
  • Mukutar Rahman Saikia
  • Dr. Arfan Hussain

Organizing Committee Members:

  • Dr. Nitu Chomal
  • Maushumi  G Dutta
  • Dr. Abhishek Das
  • Deepti Rekha Talukdar
  • Jahnavi Phukan
  • Bhaswati Sharma
  • Ankita Sharma
  • Mamata Pandit
  • Rajdeep Borgohain
  • Prapti Borthakur
  • Tutumoni Boro
  • Ariful Islam
  • Priti Rekha Devi
  • Subungshree Basumatary
  • Pinky Mahajon
  • Dr. Sania Rizvi Yashar
  • Ranjita Borah
  • Dr Khanam Mohsina Yasmin
  • Viswendu Kera
  • Ambrosia Tyngkra
  • Pikatoli Z Muru
  • Sumit Sinha
  • Navin Kumar Sharma
  • Pratyakshi Goswami 
  • Anita Das 
  • Pinky Bharali
  • Bobby Bor Borah
  • Nimpal Kalita
  • Bijon Dutta 
  • Deep Das
  • Geeti Gogoi
  • Papari  Das
  • Rinki Biswas 
  • Barnali Sarmah
  • Kalpana Boruah 
  • Sanjib Roy 
  • Prasenjit Kalita
  1. Last date of abstract Submission: October 31, 2018
  2. Last Date of Full paper submission: November 30, 2018
  3. Early Bird Registration
    • Opening Date: 28th August, 2018
    • Closing Date: 28th September, 2018
  4. General Registration
    • Opening Date: 29th September, 2018
    •  Closing Date: 20th October, 2018

Broad Themes

  1. Sociology and Community Development in India.
  2. Colonial Penetration versus Indigenous Reaction in India.
  3. Panchayati  Raj  and Rural Development.
  4.  Poverty alleviation and Social Work.
  5. e- Governance in India: Issues and Challenges.
  6. Women empowerment and political participations: Issues and Challenges.
  7. Contemporary Literature in English: Critical Perspective.
  8. Ecocriticism.
  9. Teaching and Learning for Sustainable Development.
  10. Teaching and Learning for Sustainable Development.
  11. Gender Justice: Realm of Social Changes.
  12. Modern Indian Languages: Preservation and Progression. 

Sub Themes

  1. Agriculture: Production, Productivity and Marketing
  2. Rural Credit: Employment and Income
  3. Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  4. Economic Tourism
  5. Community Development Programs
  6. Gender and Community Development
  7. Agricultural and Food Security
  8. Unplanned Development of Industries and Health Hazards
  9. Urban settlement and slum dwellers
  10. Reaction in Northeast over Slavery, Tea Plantation etc..
  11. Popular Uprisings
  12. Economic reaction and Drain of Wealth theory
  13. Socio-cultural Assimilation and Architectural Development.
  14. Missionaries and their works on education, health and religion, and reaction of the indigenous.
  15. Tribal Movements for ethnic identity in NE India
  16. Traditional and Modern Rural Power structure
  17. Emergence of Elites in Rural Society
  18. Urban Rural Contrast
  19. Rural Social Institutions and Impact of Modernization over it
  20. Global Village in India
  21. Rural poverty alleviation
  22. Urban poverty alleviation
  23. Human trafficking
  24. Female infanticide
  25. Child marriage
  26. e-Governance in India-its impact among citizens
  1. e- Governance as anti corruption tool.
  2. ICT and e- Governance in rural development
  3. Participation of women in the state governance and politics
  4. Factors hindering women’s political participation.
  5. Women in power, politics and decision making
  6. Gender equality and empowerment. 
  7. Comparative literature
  8. Writing of Diaspora
  9. Post-colonial Literature
  10. Women writing in English
  11. British/ American Literatures
  12. African American Literature
  13. Literature and Ecology
  14. Nature – Human Relationship
  15. Gender  and Ecology
  16. Environment  and Literature
  17. Literature, Culture and Ecology
  18. Literature and Green Study
  19. Enabling Teachers
  20. Pedagogy for sustainable development
  21. Digital  learning  for sustainable development
  22. Education Interventions for sustainable Development
  23. Beyond Curriculum:  A tool for  better education
  24. Gender justice and right to equality under Article 14 of Indian Constitution.
  25. Transgender rights as the third gender.
  26. Gender justice as the basic human rights to all.
  27. Impact of the society in establishing gender justice. 

All accepted and registered abstracts will be published in Conference Abstract book having ISBN number and reviewed papers will be published in reputed research journal. All Extended version papers after conference will be considered for publication in any of the following journals (depending upon paper quality, area of paper etc.)

  1. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.
  2. Journal of Arts and Humanities.
  3. Journal of Advances in Social Science and Humanities
  4. The Research Journal of Social Sciences.

MGU is located very strategically in the border of Assam and Meghalaya in close proximity to the city of Guwahati. The nearest airport is LGBI Airport, Guwahati and the nearest railway station is the Guwahati Railway Station

MGU is around 20 km from the heart of the Guwahati city and around 45 minute drives from the airport. To reach the MGU campus from the air-port, railway station or any other part of Guwahati city all modes of transport are available. Prepaid taxis are available from the airport to the MGU campus.

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is only 77 km to the MGU Campus. Meghalaya State Bus services and private taxi services are available at regular interval for Shillong till University gate.

Guwahati is the one of famous cities of North East India with full of tourist spots around it. Kamakhya Temple, which is located on the Nilachal Hill in the western part of Guwahati, is one of the 51 shrines Skakti Peethas in Guwahati is a sprawling city beside the Brahmaputra River in the northeast Indian state of Assam. It is one of the most of the country. Another attraction for the tourist is the Umananda Devaloi is a Shiva temple located at the Peacock Island in the middle of river Brahmaputra. Pabitara Wild life Sanctuary, Guwahati Zoo, Assam Rajyik State Museum, Guhati Planetarium, Shrimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra are some other most visited tourist spots around Guwahati. Kaziranga National Park is about 190 km from Guwahati railway station.

On the other hand, the University is just 70 km from Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya. Shillong is known as the Scotland of East. Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on earth is just few kilometres away from Shillong. The Must-See Tourist Places in and around Shillong, Meghalaya are: Cherrapunji, Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Caves, Mawmluh Caves, Krem Phyllut Caves, Dain-Thlen Falls, Kynrem Falls, Nohsngithiang Falls, Eco Park, Cherrapunji Theological College (Nongsawlia), Living Root Bridges ect…

Apart from these, the Cleanest Village of Asia Mawlynnong, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Caves, Shillong Iewduh Bara Bazaar, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture, Elephant Falls, Laitlum Canyons, Mawlyngbna Mawlynnong Waterfalls, Sweet Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Mawphlang Falls, Mawjymbuin Cave, India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden, Lady Hydari Park, Crinoline Falls, David Scott Trail, Ward’s Lake, Umiam Lake, Barapani are few other mostly visited tourist spots around Shillong. The majority of the population is made up of tribal people -- Khasis (the largest group), Garos, and Pnars.

The individual author need to follow the below instructions while preparing their abstract to be submitted to the editorial body of the NCSSH 2018.

CONTENT OF ABSTRACTS: The abstract should contain the following information

  • a clear initial statement of purpose,
  • a brief explanation of the abstract's relationship to the previous literature on the topic, including direct citations of any important literature, 
  • some examples to be used in the argumentation,
  • Key words.


  • Abstracts must be in between 250-350 words, not including bibliography.  Used APA 7th edition format for any citation.
  • Title of the abstract should be in Times of Roman font, size 14. 
  • content of the abstract should be in Times of Roman font, size 12 
  • The space between adjacent lines of text should be 1.5.
  • Author should mention their affiliation in the abstract. 

Concept Note

National Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (NCSSH) 2018

December 20-21, 2018
Organized by

Mahatma Gandhi University
13th Mile, Khanapara, Meghalaya

"The social sciences and humanities produce knowledge and insights about our societies and our past, our complex relations to each other and to our environment. They are crucial to building, understanding and improving those institutions that are the backbone of democracy. …… …They critically reflect on the consequences of industrialization, urbanization and population growth. They provide the intellectual power to respond to some of the most pressing challenges facing our world." -

Professor Helga Nowotny
President of European Research Council

(Source: The Guardian)

The advent of science and technology has pushed the research on social sciences and humanities into a back seat in terms of supports and investment from the government as well as other private finance agencies. Science and technology obviously has importance but the importance of social science and humanities should not be ignored. In fact, areas like social and primary care, justice, juvenile justice, business etc., where the role of social science and humanities are extremely important and necessary. Social sciences and humanities, which covers a wide spectrum of subjects including sociology, political sciences, economics, history, archaeology, anthropology, law and studies of Languages, provides the insight on how science and innovation works on society. Social scientist studies the society and the relationship among individuals within society. They have been involving in solving many of the world life-threatening issues in the field of crime, cyber security, alternate energy etc.. Social sciences research helps in medical science to design a proper chain of diagnosis for certain deadly diseases, like Cancer , Tb, malnutrition etc. Many government organizations are now taking help for social scientists in designing government policies for eradication of many deadly diseases from the society. Different country’s Defence Ministry uses universities and social scientists in order to better understand the society to handle better the day to day Defence and security challenges. Thus social scientists are indispensible part in understanding and tackling the prevailing challenges in the field of health, business, education, defence and social justice.

It is now well understood that social scientists are of enormous significance, however lots has to be done to level of support that they receive. Social specialists are now progressively occupied with collective cross-disciplinary work in different field, for example, medicinal science, designing, engineering, mathematics and biology. The Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya is established with the moto to support the overall growth of the society, especially the region where it belongs. As a part of its vision, the Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya has planned to organize the 1st National conference on Social Sciences and Humanities (NCSSH) 2018 to provide necessary support to social scientists, academician, research scholars and students of social science and humanities.

The conference also aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing and dissemination on ongoing work and emerging issues and development of social sciences and humanities. The overall objective is to build a consensus amongst academicians, policy-makers and practicing stakeholders on best practices in mainstreaming the concerns of social sciences and humanities into development policies, strategies, programmes and practices. It also aims to discuss the new Socia-Economic challenges and the prospective measures to tackle such challenges.

The main objective of the proposed conference is to highlight the importance of keeping focus on the current issues of social sciences and humanities and to provide impetus and momentum in bringing societal values and scientific evaluation into closer convergence.