Call for Papers : National Seminar On Decentralized Governance and Changing Paradox of Development in Rural Areas


PLACE: Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi-835205

DURATION: 11th & 12th September, 2013

The Seminar will invite academicians, research scholars, development practitioners, NGO’s and administrators to document cases of decentralization, governance and  changing paradox of development in rural India.

THEMES: The conference shall deliberate on the following themes:

  1. Issues in Decentralized Governance and Development in Rural Areas;
  2. Role of Civil Society Organizations in Development and Good Governance;
  3. Innovations and Intervention for Development in Rural Areas;
  4. Challenges to Decentralized Governance and Development in Rural Areas;
  5. ICT in Rural Development and Decentralized Governance;
  6. Public Private Partnership and Corporate Social Responsibility in Governance;
  7. Basic Service Delivery and various challenges to Decentralized Governance;
  8. Policy Interventions for Decentralized Governance and Rural Development;
  9. Naxalism and Problems Related to Rural Underdevelopment.
  10. Globalisation and Challenges to Rural Development.


The guidelines for submission of abstracts and full papers are as follows.

Abstract: The abstract should not exceed 200 words. It should include a title of the abstract, key words, author’s name, designation, institutional affiliation, mailing address, contact number, E-mail ID.

Full Paper:

  • The length of full paper including tables, diagrams, illustrations, references, etc. should be between 5000 to 6000 words.
  • The full paper should be in English and typed in MS-Word in Times New Roman with font size 12 and 1.5 space.
  • Bibliographical references should be arranged alphabetically and given at the end of the text in the APA format. 
  • The full version of paper should be submitted in both hard and soft copy latest by August 30, 2013 to [email protected]


  • Students and Research scholars: Rs. 700/-
  • Faculty Members and Academicians: Rs. 1500/-
  • Institutionally sponsored experts: Rs. 2000/-
  • Registration fee can be sent in form of DD in favour of SeminarCUJ (payable at Punjab National Bank Brambe-Ranchi) with dully filled registration form or cash  can directly be deposited in the PNB Account Number- 7277000100001388 (IFC Code-PUNB0727700). Registration fee can also be paid on the spot in Cash.

Deadline for Abstracts: August 10, 2013.
Acceptance Communication: August 15, 2013.
Deadline for Full Papers: August 30, 2013.

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