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National Seminar on Development of SCs & STs in Globalised World: Legal Issues & Challenges

IMS Law College, Noida in collaboration with the Center Consumer Protection Laws and Public Policy is organizing a National Seminar on "Development of SCs & STs in Globalised World: Legal Issues & Challenges".

Date: 21st May, 2016
Venue: IMS Seminar hall, IMS Campus, IMS Law College, A-8 B, institutional area, Sector 62, Noida

According to one of the leading newspapers of India it is estimated that Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes constitute 25% of the total population of India. Most of these classes remain at the lowest stratum of the society, due to various factors like low level of literacy, education, health, primitive occupations and extreme levels of poverty, lack of control over resources and political participations.

Since the education level is low among them, they cannot fight a legal battle to claim their rights. As a result, they are falling into the trap of unlawful outfits. India is a country with highly rigid caste-based hierarchal structure with ascending orders of privileges, descending order of disabilities, which has been in tradition for the last 3000 years. There is an overwhelming majority in the country which is still backward socially economically, educationally and politically.

In the Indian scenario when we peep into the past of the role and status of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, no major changes so far can be discernible. Although a lot of development programmes and policies have been formulated for the overall upliftment of these weaker sections of the society, no major breakthroughs have been achieved so far.

After independence, the Constitution of India piloted by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar prescribed certain protection and safeguards for the SCs and STs with the objective of promoting their educational, economic and political interests. The elite class among the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes is taking benefits of all the governmental schemes running for their communities' upliftment but on the other side of the coin, there is a large majority of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes who are still living a wretched life.

Globalization has helped the economy to revitalize itself but did little good to the SCs & STs in terms of enabling them to participate in the economy. They have been hardly getting an opportunity to contribute to the sectors that have expanded phenomenally due to economic reforms owing to their low skills, lack of adequate training and lack of confidence accumulated over centuries due to geographic and social exclusion. The establishment of power plants, construction of mega irrigation projects, acquisition of lands - all ostensibly in the name of boosting the economy - have adversely impacted their ownership of their resource base.

The six decades of development led to a progressive erosion of their traditional rights over their land resources including the forests. This can aptly be measured in terms of the lacunae in the laws, lacuna in the policy making and faulty implementation. It is the high time for the people from the various fraternities become aware about the issues related to the Indian tribal population. They should own up the responsibility of social engineers and carve a niche for them, so that their issues can be resolved and more organized steps can be taken for their social justice.IMS Law College, Noida takes this opportunity and proposes to organize a National Seminar on: "Development of SC & STs in Globalised World: Legal Issues and Challenges" on 21st May, 2016. The seminar would give space for the academicians, researchers, judges, advocates, think tanks, social activists and NGO's to engage, share and interact on various issues relating to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in India.

Aim and Objectives of the Seminar:
The main aim of the seminar is to analyze legal, constitutional and policy perspectives relating to tribes for the purpose of securing social, economic and political justice to tribes and provide suggestions to the formulation of liberal and more inclusive policies for their development. Specifically the objectives of the seminar are as follows:

  • To study different laws relating to SC & ST in India
  • To examine the implementation of the various laws relating to the SC & ST.
  • To analyze the policies of the Union and State Governments relating to upliftment of SC & ST.
  • To evaluate various welfare programmes and schemes which are implemented for the upliftment of SC & ST.
  • To review the different perspectives about the indigenous people in India.
  • To highlight the contribution of Judiciary in protection of the rights of SC & ST.
  • To suggest ways and means for making these tribal laws and welfare programmes effective in establishing a just society for SC & ST.


  1. Laws concerning to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
    • Rights of SC's & ST's under the Constitution of India and Other laws
    • Administration of Justice in Scheduled areas
    • Customary laws of SC's & ST's in India

  2. Issues and Policies for the Inclusive Development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
    • Educational Rights of Scheduled Tribes / Education among tribes Problems, Policies and Perspectives
    • Status of Women and Children
    • Health Problems as well as Environmental Issues of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
    • Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
    • Changes in the Role of Institutions like Family, Marriage and Inheritance
    • Economic and Welfare Programmes for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
    • Socio-Economic Conditions of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in India
    • Impact of Government policies / laws, Development endeavors of Private Parties and Government and Commercialization for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
    • Livelihood Issues - Displacement, Relocation and Rehabilitation of Project affected
    • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes - Food Insecurity, Malnutrition, Poverty and Health
    • Issues of Displacement and Resultant Discontent among the Tribals; Role of various NGOs in this regard
    • Tribal / Indigenous Uprisings since the Colonial Period and Context of Naxalism in Contemporary India; Reasons and Tentative Solutions
    • Indigenous / Customary Rights
    • Atrocity against Women from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in India

  3. International Practices for the Improvement of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
    • IPR and Patent Issues; International Conventions (Convention on Biodiversity, Declaration on the rights of indigenous people) and their Impact
    • Social Activism for Empowerment of Scheduled Castes in the Era of Globalization
    • Equal distribution of Resources among Marginalized Section
    • Impact of Globalization

  4. Role of Concerned Agencies
    • Role of the Concerned Agencies to percolate the benefits of the various Government Schemes
    • Displacement and Resultant Discontent among the Tribals; Role of Various NGOs in this regard

Call for Papers:
We invite original, research papers and articles on the above mentioned themes for the national seminar. The Sub themes are only illustrative in nature. The participants may choose to present their papers on any of the topics related to the main theme.

Submission Guidelines:
While sending contributions the following guidelines must be strictly followed. The selection of papers for presentation will be based on their relevance, clarity and originality; the extent to which they advance knowledge, understanding and application of their domain; and their likely contribution towards inspiring further development and research. The cover page of the article shall contain:

  • Title of the Article (in bold)
  • Name(s) of Authors
  • Professional Affiliation
  • Address of correspondence and Email

The second page should contain

  • Title of the article (Time New Roman, 16 point type, in bold)
  • An Abstract of the paper in about 300 words (Times Roman 12 point type, single spacing, in italics)
  • Keywords should be provided which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper (3 - 5 key words alphabetically).

The abstract and research paper should be submitted to:

The submissions received shall be matter of review by the respective law experts of the selection committee. The decision of the selection committee shall be final. The Committee reserves with it the exclusive rights to publish final papers presented in the seminar.

Final Paper Submission:
Papers must be original work of the author(s).

  • The text must be in - MS Word Format with Times New Roman Font of size 12 and with 1.5 line spacing. The footnotes [no end notes] must be in Times New Roman
  • With font size 10 with line spacing of 1.0 length of the paper should be between 3000 - 4000 words.
  • Final paper must be must be accompanied with the Abstract and Keywords.

All submissions (Abstract & Final paper) for the Seminar must be sent as attachment with an e-mail to

The participants are requested to register by filling in the registration form and sending the same along with the registration fee. This seminar is open for faculty members, scholars and students from the area of Law, Technology, Criminology and every fraternity. Prior registration for seminar is compulsory.

Registration Fees:
Registration Fees details are as follows [Registration fee excludes accommodation]: Early Bird Registration [on / before May 15, 2016]:

  • Delegates: Rs. 2500/-
  • Accompanying person: Rs. 2000/-
  • Academician Rs.1500/-
  • Research Scholar and Students Rs.750/-

Registration fees for the Seminar includes: Conference kit, Tea/Snacks, lunch and a copy of Abstracts. Registration fee does not include accommodation and TA/DA or any other travelling expenses. However, outstation candidates will be assisted with accommodation (twin-sharing) on payment basis. Participants have to register for the conference individually and only registered participants will receive the certificates and conference material.

Important Dates:

Submission of Abstract

5th May, 2016

Notification of accepted Abstract

10th May, 2016

Final paper submission

15th May, 2016

Registration date

21st May, 2016

Mr. Govind Goyal
Associate Coordinator
Phone: +91-9971129012

Dr. Shilpa Bagade
Associate coordinator
Phone: +91-9810732586

IMS Law College
A-8 B, IMS Campus, Institutional Area,
Sector 62, Noida
Phone: 0120 - 4798800/01/02 (extn-140)
Fax: 0120 - 4798808

Download Brochure, Registration Form, Certificate of Originality and Author Approval Form

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