24th Thinkers & Writers Forum

We are organising the 41st Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of “Transformative Governance” on 22nd – 23rd September 2015 at New Delhi.

Given the Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation calls for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians* for the 24th Thinkers & Writers Forum held on 24th September 2015 at New Delhi that will provide an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates.

Authors can avail a grant-in-aid of up to INR 5,000 only to write and present the research paper during the Forum. We also invite you to engage in interactive discussions, participate in additional sessions, and, most of all cultivate partnerships for development.

 The key content of the summit is as follows:

  • Governance
  • E-Governance
  • Reforms
  • Infrastructure
  • Mobility & Transportation
  • Social Sector
  • Water & Waste Management
  • Fiscal Performances
  • Labour Reforms
  • Land Reforms
  • GST Readiness
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • MSMEs
  • Women & Child Development
  • Health
  • Minorities Including Sexual Minorities
  • Public Safety & Security
  • Job Creation
  • Skill Development
  • Food Safety
  • Grievances Redressal
  • Service Delivery
  • Move to Cloud & Mobility
  • Ease of Doing Business
  • Public Procurement
  • Policing & Public Safety

Important Dates

  • Last date for sending abstract (as email attachment): 28th July 2015 (Word Count between 500-800 words)#
  • Intimation of acceptance of abstract after scrutiny: 31st July 2015
  • Last date for sending full papers: 31st August 2015 (Word Count between 3500-5000 words)#
  • Last date of registration (with registration form): 10th September 2015
  • Dates of the Summit: 22nd-23rd September 2015, New Delhi
  • Date of Thinkers & Writers Forum: 24th September 2015

# Please restrict your respective submissions within the word limit (3500-5000 words)

To submit your abstracts/papers: http://www.skoch.in/india2.0/signup.php


  • File format- Word Document
  • Font style – Arial in single column format
  • Font size – 12 for paper
  • Font size -14 for the title and authors
  • Line spacing -1.5 lines

## Papers not adhering to the word count and submission Format will be rejected.

Please note that only original papers which have not been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. The authors of selected papers must accept to grant the copyright of the papers to the Summit organisers for the use of papers or parts thereof in any of Skoch publications (as may be decided by the Editors).

The authors of selected final papers must confirm their presence through the 41st Skoch Summit and present their paper at the 24th Thinkers and Writers Forum. At least one author of each accepted paper (in case of joint paper) must be registered for the 41st Skoch Summit to be eligible for presentation at the Forum.***

Apart from a review by a Distinguished Jury, the paper(s) will also go through a Peer Review during the Forum as a mandatory condition.

The author(s) may be asked to update the paper(s) and re-submit, if required. This would be followed by final selection of papers (if found of suitable quality) to be considered for publication in the Indian Journal of Inclusive Growth.

* Students and Research Scholars are not allowed.

** Accommodation and Grant-in-Aid is available to primary author (in case of joint papers) and is applicable for outstation candidates only. Accommodation will be provided on a twin-sharing basis after confirmed participation by the author/presenter.

*** This is a pre-requisite to present paper during the Thinkers & Writers Forum and for being eligible for the Grant-in-Aid.

Applicable for Resident Indian Nationals only

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