25th Thinkers & Writers Forum

We are organising the 43rd Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of “25 Years of Indian Reforms” on 18th – 19th March 2016 at New Delhi.

Given the Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation calls for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians* for the 25th Thinkers & Writers Forum held on 20th March 2016 at New Delhi that will provide an opportunity to the authors to present their papers to an elite gathering of delegates.

Papers are invited covering impact of reforms from 1991-2015 covering any one sector. The paper can take a national, regional or a state wide review and should clearly draw conclusions and make recommendations moving forward.

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.

Important Dates

  • Last date for sending abstract (as email attachment): 10th January 2016 (Word Count between 500-800 words)#
  • Intimation of acceptance of abstract after scrutiny: 13th Jaunary 2016
  • Last date for sending full papers: 15th February 2016 (Word Count between 3500-5000 words)#
  • Last date of registration (with registration form): 20th February 2016
  • Dates of the Summit: 18th-19th March 2016, New Delhi
  • Date of Thinkers & Writers Forum: 20th March 2016

# 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 43rd Skoch Summit and present their paper at the 25th Thinkers and Writers Forum. At least one author of each accepted paper (in case of joint paper) must be registered for the 43rd 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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