Call for Papers | Two-Day National Conference on Land Laws and Land Planning by GNLU: Submit by Sep 25

Call for Papers | Two-Day National Conference on Land Laws and Land Planning by GNLU: Submit by Sep 25

About GNLU

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is a statutory University established by the Government of Gujarat under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003. 


The GNLU Legal Services Committee set up under Legal Service Authorities Act, 1987 provides assistance through traditional casework, summary advice, self-help, community legal education, community development and policy reform initiatives.

About GCLS

The GNLU Centre for Law and Society (GCLS) is the focal point for undertaking socio-legal research at GNLU that facilitates multidisciplinary research between Law, Society and Legal institutions. 

About Bharatiya Kisan Sangh

Founded by India’s Eminent thinker Shri Dattopant ji Thengdi, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh is India’s Biggest Farmers’ Organization aiming at their holistic development. It is for the Farmers, by the Farmers, and of the Farmers.

About National Conference on Land Laws and Land Planning

Marking the glorious 75 years of independence and celebration of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, the concept of this conference emanates from the Sumangalam initiative of some like-minded organizations in the country.

The primary objective of this conference is to evaluate and analyze various land legislations and policies. Many of today’s legislation are the ones that were enacted during the British period. The need is to provide research-based recommendations to suggest a pathway for the stakeholders’ upliftment and improving the socioeconomic environment of the nation.

The papers accepted and presented during the conference will receive a certification of participation. All full papers will be evaluated for originality, research rigor, contribution to the theory, and practical implications. After the presentation, selected high-quality best papers and posters will be awarded Certificates of Merit.

All submitted conference papers will be blind peer-reviewed. After the conference, papers submitted and presented will be published in Edited Book with ISBN, subject to their acceptance by the review committee.


Academicians, Social Workers, Social Activists, Lawyers, Students, Research Scholars, Personnel from Corporates, Professionals, etc. from various fields of social work and/or law, allied subjects, and multi-disciplinary fields.

Main Themes

The topics for the submission of papers and posters include by not limited to:

  • Bhartiya-Ancient Land Laws
  • Land-related Rights: Human, Fundamental, Constitutional and Statutory Rights
  • Land Reforms: Tenancy & Ceiling
  • Land Holding: Succession, Land Grabbing, and Land as the Connecting Source
  • Land Dispute Adjudication: Revenue to Judiciary,
  • Special Courts
  • Land Records: Digitization & Modernization Modern Land Legislations: Land Leasing Bill Investment in Land
  • Intellectual Property: Land and Land Produce – GI, TKDL, PBR
  • Land Acquisition: Rehab & Resettlement
  • Land & Environment Laws
  • Urbanization: Smart Cities & Land Use Industrialization, National Corridors, and SEZ: Land Utility & Banks
  • Greenfield Projects and Land Utilization Decentralized Development: Smart Land Use Tribal/Forest
  • Land Rights: Community Rights & Individual Rights
  • Schedule 5 Lands: PESA – FRA, Reforms

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstract (soft copy): September 25, 2022
  • Intimation for Acceptance of Abstract: September 30, 2022
  • Submission of Full Paper & Poster (soft copy) and Mandatory Registration: October 5, 2022
  • Review and Notification of Paper Selection for Presentation: September 30, 2022
  • Date of Conference: October 14 to 15, 2022

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstract
    • The participants must submit the abstract of the paper not exceeding the limit of 300 words in Microsoft word document, Font size -12, Times New Roman, single line spacing, and four keywords.
    • The abstract must indicate the objectives, methodology, significant results, implications, and critical references. The reviewers’ evaluation criteria will be based on relevance, methodology, and originality.
      • The abstract must include:
      • Author’s name(s), affiliation(s),
      • Full postal address, email ID,
      • Mobile number,
      • The paper’s title on the front page.
    • The abstract must be submitted only through the Google Form linked at the end of this post.
  • Research Paper:
    • Co-Authorship is limited to 2 authors.
    • Papers in Gujarati and Hindi Language are also accepted and encouraged
    • Use Times New Roman for the entire manuscript
    • Word limit for the full paper: 5000 words
    • Title of the Paper: Font 14, Centre text and Bold 
    • Abstract: Font 12, Italics, Word limit- around 250 words 
    • Keywords: 4 to 6
    • All headings with font size 13 in bold 
    • All subheadings in font size 12 in bold
    • Body text/running text in font 12 un-bold
    • Conclusion/Summary: Font 12 and 200 to 300 words 
    • References: APA format
    • The name of the contributor (s), designation, institutional affiliation, mobile number, and email-id must be given correctly, preferably on the first sheet of the paper. 
    • Copyright issues must be taken care of. The manuscript must be free from plagiarism.

Registration Fee

  • The mandatory registration will be free of cost.
  • Participants will have to bear the travel, lodging and boarding costs.
  • The selected papers shall be called for presentation.
  • The selected Presenters from out of station will be provided accommodation as per availability.
  • The participants who are willing to attend the conference without paper  poster presentation may register for the conference and accommodation will be provided to them on payment basis.

Submission Procedure

Click here to submit the Abstract.

Contact Information

In case of any queries, write to [email protected] or contact:

  • Himangini Mishra: 95227 65454  
  • Aman Garg: 97825 87806  
  • Dhruv Chhajed:  94283 82367 
  • Nandita Goyal: 95742 93374


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