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DATE: 15th - 17th February 2019

Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development, Manipur University
Research Forum Manipur, Imphal
  in collaboration with
Planning Department, Government of Manipur

VENUE: Manipur University

Today, the world is becoming a global village due to the globalisation. In the recent past we have witnessed tremendous growth in tourism, trade and commerce, people to people connectivity world over. In such a juncture understanding people, language and culture of different communities and also the kind of benefits and challenges globalization has brought world over has become a major area of concern. However, this globalization has also become a major threat to the culture of indigenous people and smaller communities. There are smaller communities residing in different parts of the globe having their own unique languages and cultures and it has become a great challenge for such smaller communities to preserve their cultures and languages. This seminar will provide a platform to discuss and deliberate upon the various areas of Culture, Tourism, Indigenous People and Sustainable Development world over. The outcome of the discussions and deliberations among the academia, researchers and participants will be of immense benefit in terms of policy makers and planning for promotion of tourism, culture and language aligning to preserving the indigenous people and environment. Faculty members of Universities/colleges, Research scholars, from various streams of study and People from the industry/research institutes who are having some sort of activities in the above areas may kindly contribute papers.

The seminar is proposed to have various sub themes mainly:

  1. Culture, Society and Education
  2. Indigenous people & Languages
  3. Tourism, Hospitality and Services Sector
  4. Adventure, Eco Tourism, Sports and Medical tourism
  5. Environment and Sustainable Development
  6. ICT, Teaching Learning and language development
  7. UN and its role for sustainable Development
  8. Economic Development and Employability
  9. Management of Forest and Natural resources
  10. Banking, Finance and Inclusive Growth
  11. Child and Women Development
  12. Entrepreneurship and Skill Development

The above themes are just indicative and many other contemporary related topics can also be incorporated.

The Seminar is open to all the stakeholders interested in the area culture, tourism, indigenous people and sustainable development. Academicians, economists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, industry professionals, business practitioners, consultants, students and researchers in the field of trade, commerce, industry, social sciences, humanities and behaviourial science disciplines may participate and present papers.

Call for Papers:
Papers of unpublished work are invited in all areas pertaining to culture, tourism, indigenous people and sustainable development for presentations in the International seminar. All the accepted papers will be published in an edited book with ISBN.


Last date of full Paper Submission : 31st January 2019
Letter of acceptance of paper : 08th February 2019
Last date of registration : 11th February 2019


Guidelines for Paper Submission


Full paper along with abstract Not more than 3000 words
Title page Title, Author(s), Designation, Affiliation, E-mail, Contact details
Themes font Times New Roman
Font Size 12
Line spacing 1.25
Document Size A4
Margin 1 on all sides
Reference, Tables and Graphs APA style format

The participants are requested to type the paper using MS Word. Presenters name should be underlined. Paper should be forwarded via softcopy at the following e-mail: reformseminar@gmail.com

Official Language:
English and Manipuri are the Official Languages of the International Seminar.

Certificates and Awards
Certificates of Paper Presentation and Participation will be issued to all the paper presenters and the participants respectively.

All the participants are encouraged to register in advance. The fees for registration for various categories of participants are as below:

Category Amount
Faculty Member / Corporate/ private Sector Rs. 2000
Research cholar / Delegates / Co-authors Rs. 1500

Payment Details
Every paper presenter has to register himself for the seminar. As formultiple authors at least one author should compulsorily be registered. Registration fee is non-refundable and it can be paid by cash in the office of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development, Manipur University or by bank transfer as per details given below:
(A) DD Drawn in favour of "Research forum Manipur" payable at Imphal along with duly filled-in Registration form to the Organising Secretary
(B) Online Bank Transfer Through NEFT/RTGS/IMPS/SWIFT or cash Deposit in the account as below:

Account Name: Research Forum Manipur
Bank Name & Branch: Allahabad Bank, Imphal Branch, Paona Bazar, Imphal
Account Number: 21155115339
Type of Account: Saving Account
IFSC Code: ALLA0210609

The organizer will be glad to arrange the accommodation on request at various Hotels in Imphal city/University Guest house. Room tariff shall be in the range of Rs.500 to Rs.2000 per night on twin sharing basis. Accommodation at the subsidised rate shall also be arranged in the University Guest House for the outstation delegates.

For detailed information on thematic areas, presentation guidelines and accommodation, please contact:

Organising Secretary:
Dr. Waikhom Romesh
+91 9862135567
E-mail: reformseminar@gmail.com

Chairman, Organising Committee
Prof. Ch. Ibohal Meitei
Director, CESD, School of Social Sciences Manipur University, Imphal - 795003 Manipur (India)
E-mail: ibmeitei@gmail.com OR ced@manipuruniv.ac.in
Mob:+91 9862493448; +91 8731806379(O)





About the Seminar Venue: The Seminar will be organized at Manipur University Canchipur, Imphal. Manipur is located in North Eastern part of India and shares International border with Myanmar. The State is well known for its scenic beauty and cultural heritage. Imphal, the state capital of Manipur is well connected by air with the major cities like New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati. Three National Highways viz. NH-102, NH-37 and NH-150 cross the State connecting all districts. The Manipur University is located about 10 km from Imphal Airport and is 7 km from North AOC Bus stand of Imphal City. The nearest rail head is at Dimapur, Nagaland which is 208 km from Imphal by road (NH-2). The weather of Imphal during February is pleasant and cold. Participants are requested to bring warm woollen clothing.


About Manipur University: The Manipur University came into existence on June 5, 1980. It became a Central University on October 13, 2005, under the Manipur University Act, 2005, passed by the Parliament, Government of India. The main objectives of the university are to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities, to make provisions for integrated courses in humanities, natural and physical sciences, social sciences, forestry and other allied disciplines in the educational programmes; to take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching-learning process, inter-disciplinary studies and research; to educate and train manpower for the development of the country in and North Eastern Region in particular, to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of the state, and also to enhance their intellectual, academic and cultural development. Located in the historic place Canchipur, with scenic surroundings, the campus is endowed with historical and cultural places like the Rasmandal, the place where the famous Ras Lila was performed during the reign of Rajashri Bhagyachandra, and the Langthabal Konung (Palace), where King Maharaja Gambhir Singh, who liberated Manipur from the Burmese, took his last breath. Canchipur is also the birthplace of Dr Lamabam Kamal Singh, a renowned poet of Manipur.

About Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development: The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development (CESD) was established under the School of Social Sciences, Manipur University in 2014 with an objective to act as a catalyst towards the promotion and advancement of entrepreneurship and skill. Today, Manipur and North eastern states have become a major place of attraction for entrepreneurship due to the Look East Policy/Act East Policy of Government of India. Manipur is now becoming the gateway to South East Asian countries as it is bordering with Myanmar and the highways and trans-Asian railway will be passing through Manipur (Moreh-Tamu sector). In order to meet the global challenges and the new opportunities thrown to the industrial development in the region and also to generate more employment for the youths and utilities of the human resource potential, entrepreneurship and skill development activities have to be given a priority. With increasing unemployment among the educated, the need is being felt for giving due attention to employable skills in higher education too. The CESD aims at motivating and guiding the educated youths to enable them to move a step forward and take up a career of self-employment and set up enterprises as an entrepreneur and become job creators in the tight job market.

About Research Forum Manipur: Research Forum Manipur (REFORM) is a non profit voluntary organisation established on 21st November 2007 and it has been registered under Manipur Societies Registration Act 1980 having the mission and vision of the organisation to play a leading role in research and developmental movement of educational, literary, social, art, culture, historical, economic, ayurvedic and indigenous medicines in the state of Manipur for the better cause of human mankind. Accordingly, REFORM has been organising various activities like seminars, conferences, publication of books and journal and other events related to culture, historical significance and languages etc, of Manipur in collaboration with various organizations including Government departments like Planning, SCERT and Manipur University etc.