ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

The Indian Society of Labour Economics

The Indian Society of Labour Economics
61st Annual Conference

7 - 9 December 2019,

Patiala, Punjab, India


The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) is pleased to announce its 61st Annual Conference to be held in Patiala, Punjab during 7- 9 December 2019. This Conference is being organised by Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies (CDEIS), Punjabi University, Patiala. Dr. Gerry Rodgers, Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development, Delhi and Former Director, International Institute of Labour Studies, Geneva is the Conference President. Dr. Lakhwinder Singh Gill, Professor of Economics; Associate Dean, Research and Coordinator, CDEIS, Punjabi University, Patiala is the Organising Secretary of the Conference.


Submission of Papers:

  • The papers should be submitted online on the Conference portal at
  • Length of the paper should not exceed 8000 words and shouldadhere to the current style of writing of The Indian Journalof Labour Economics (IJLE). For further details, please visit
  • All papers should include a summary of 500 -750 words. Thesummaries of all accepted papers will be compiled into apublication which will be distributed among the Conferenceparticipants, 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 theIndian Journal of Labour Economics (IJLE) may send theirrevised papers to the Editor of IJLE after the Conference at
  • Authors must ensure that their submissions are original. Pleasenote that all papers will be screened for plagiarism and accordingly accepted or rejected. Further, authors are solely responsible forviolation with respect to plagiarism.

Conference Themes
Technology, Globalization and Work

Labour Organisations and Labour Rights in the Changing World of Work

Changing Pattern of Rural Labour Markets

Dates to Remember
Last Date for Submission of Papers: 15 September 2019

Communication from ISLE about Acceptance of Papers:

30 September 2019

Last Date for Registration: 31 October 2019

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 one fellowship - Surjit Singh Fellowship - to young scholars below 40 years. For further details, visit:

Registration for Participation:

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

The registration fee for the Conference includes payment towards a conference kit (comprising the summaries of all the papers presented at the Conference, a CD of the papers, a conference bag, stationery, etc.), and modest accommodation and meals. 50% concession on registration is available to students and scholars who are not employed or for those employed as research assistants and associates (below the level of Assistant Professor/Lecturer). Those registering after the deadline of 31 October 2019 will have to take care of their accommodation and transport arrangements themselves; on-the spot registration will be allowed only for those seeking participation without accommodation.

For details and updates on the Conference, please visit All queries relating to the Conference should be addressed to:

C/o Institute for Human Development
Plot No. 84, Functional Industrial Estate (FIE), Patparganj, Delhi–110092, India
Phones: 011-22159148/49, Extn. - 117/118; Mobile: +91- 9871177540; Website:

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