The Indian society of Labour Economics
61st Annual Conference

Venue : The Indian society of Labour Economics, Patiala, Punjab, India

December, 7 - 9, 2019

Call for Papers

Conference Themes:-

1. Technology, Globalization and work
2. Labour organisations and labour rights in the changing world of work
3. Changing pattern of rural labour markets

Submission of papers:

1. The papers should be submitted online on the conference portal at

2. Length of the paper should not exceed 8000 words and should adhere to the current style of writing of The Indian Journal of Labour Economics (IJLE). For further details, please visit

3. All papers should include a summary of 500-750 words. The summaries of all accepted papers will be compiled into a publication which will be distributed among the conference participants, along with a CD containing the selected papers. These summaries will also be uploaded on the ISLE website. Those who would like their papers to be published in the Indian Journal of Labour Economics (IJLE) may send their revised papers to the editor of IJLE after the conference at

3. 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 violation with respect to plagiarism.

Important dates to keep in mind are:

CONFERENCE DATES: 7-9 December 2019

Last date for submission of papers : 15th September 2019
Communication from ISLE about acceptance of papers: : 30th September 2019
Last date for registration: : 31st October 2019

Registration for Participation:

Participation category
India (INR)
Developing Countries (US $)
Other Countries (US $)
With Accommodation
Accompanying Person
ISLE Members Non-ISLE Members  
4000 5000 2500
150 225 125
225 350 175
No Accommodation
ISLE Members Non-ISLE Members
2000 3000
75 150
110 235

Best paper awards and fellowship:

Every year ISLE gives two best paper awards - Ruddar Datt Memorial Award and Sanjay Thakur Young Labour Economist Award and the fellowship - Surjit Singh Fellowship to young scholars below 40 years.

For details and updates on the conference, please visit

All queries relating to the conference should be addressed to:

Indian Society of Labour Economics
C/O Institute of Human Development
Plot No.84, Functional Industrial Estate (FIE),
Patparganj, Delhi - 110092, India
Phones : 011-22159148/49 (ext. 117/118)
Mob: 91-9871177540

Email :

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