Institute for Social Development & Research

14th International Seminar on

Rural Development



27 October to 29 October 2018


Organised by

Institute for Social Development & Research

Gari Hotwar, Ranchi - 835217 (Jharkhand)

Mob. 8987663300, 9006688743

E mail: OR

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About the Seminar


Rural development has been a burning problem. Therefore, it has been receiving increasing attention of the governments all over the world. Very recently it is much more focused as rural development has been considering as essential for all kinds of developments. Inspite of all kinds of efforts and implementation of various kinds of development programmes and spent of huge funds for the said purpose, rural development is still an unachieved goal. As a result of this, the people living in rural areas are far behind in the competitive race of modern civilization and its scientific and technological advancement. So, governments of every nook and corner on the planet have been giving more and more stresses on rural development. Keeping in view rural development, governments across the world finalized their national development programmes and welfare measures to the benefit of one and all. In this backdrop, budgets are being drafted, discussed and finally passed. Perhaps after national security, internal and external, rural development is focal issue of governments through the world. The recent budgets of India and China are the best examples of the said approach by all governments of the world. It is, therefore, necessary to discuss and assess the issues of and items of rural development. The 14th International Seminar provides social scientists, research scholars and emerging young scholars an opportunity to examine the problems in broader perspective and actually paves the way for factual rural development necessary for all kinds of development.


About Ranchi Town


Ranchi is the capital of the state of Jharkhand, which is situated in the Chotanagpur Plateau of the Eastern Region of the country. The 28th state of the country, ‘Jharkhand’ was established on 15th Nov. 2000, and is known for its Greenery, Tribal Population and its rich mineral resources. The climate of Ranchi is cool and pleasant throughout the year. The average temperature of Ranchi is 16.20 Celsius and is situated at the height of 661 meters above sea level.


Venue of Seminar


Institute for Social Development and Research (ISDR), At- Gari Hotwar, P.o.- Hotwar, Ranchi - 835217, Jharkhand.

Location- Near Sheikh Bhikhari Administrative Complex.


Dr. Kamna Lohani

Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of History

Govt. PG College, Dakpathar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India



Joint Coordinator

Dr. Krishna Raj Acharya

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal



Advisory Committee

  1. Dr. Dhirendra Tripathi
    Asst. Prof. in Political Science, Birsa College, Khunti, Jharkhand
  2. Dr. S. N. Prajapati
    Asso. Prof., Head, Dept. of Economics, Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya, Jagannathpur, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  3. Dr. Radhashyam Dey
    Asst. Prof. of English, Yogoda Satsanga Mahavidyalaya, Jagannathpur, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  4. Dr. Sonu Annapurna
    Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Hindi, Gaya College, Gaya, Bihar
  5. Dr. Sadananda Nayak
    Asso. Prof., Dept. of History, Berhampur University, Bhanja Vihar, Berhampur, Ganjam, Odisha

Consulting Committee

  1. Dr. Ganga Kumar Binha
    Sr. Asst. Prof., Dept. of Commerce, V.B. University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand
  2. Dr. Madhu Bala Sinha
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sanskrit, Govt. Sanskrit College, Kazipur, Patna, Bihar.
  3. Dr. Dinesh Narayan Verma
    Head, Dept. of History, B.S.K. College, Barharwa, Sahibganj, Jharkhand

Organizing Committee

  1. Dr. Medhawati Arya
    Former Principal, R.L.S.Y. College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  2. Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh
    Sr. Asst. Prof., Dept. of Philosophy, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  3. Dr. Usha Toppo
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sanskrit, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  4. Dr. Surbhi Sahu
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of Geography, Ranchi Women’s College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  5. Dr. Rashmimala Sahu
    Senior Asst. Prof., Head, Dept. of Political Science, Nirmala College, Ranchi, Jharkhand



Organizing Secretary

Dr. Uday Narayan Singh

Institute for Social Development & Research

Gari Hotwar, Ranchi - 835217 (Jharkhand)

Mob. 8987663300, 9006688743

E mail: or

Sub Themes


1.   Concept and Scope of Rural Development

2.   Problems and Prospects of Rural Development

3.   Policies and Planning’s of Rural Development

4.   Rural Development and Tribal Welfare Schemes

5.   Rural Development and Woman Empowerment

6.   Rural Development and Mass Participation

7.   Rural Development and Indigenous Knowledge

8.   Rural Development and Movements

9.   Rural Development and Agriculture

10. Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation

11. Rural Development and Communication

12. Rural Development and Small Scale Industries

13. Rural Development and Literacy

14. Rural Demography and Migration

15. Literary description of Rural Development

16.  Any other issue related to the topic.



Call for Papers


Papers are invited from teachers of Universities and Colleges, Scientists and Research Scholars for this Seminar. Papers may be presented in English or Hindi. Abstract of paper should be not more than 250 words. Full article should not exceed 3,000 words including figures and tables. Both abstract and full paper should be typed in English (MS Word, Arial font, font size 12) or in Hindi (MS Word, Kruti Dev 010 font, font size 14) on A4 size paper. Abstract and full paper may be mailed or sent in soft copy on Email : or

Paper Presentation


Selected papers will be given an opportunity for oral presentation. Teachers from different colleges and Universities and Research scholars are invited for only oral presentation (10 minutes time) in English or Hindi only.


Last date for submission of abstract is 30 September, 2018.

Last date for Deposit of Reg. Fee is 06 October, 2018.

Last date for submission of full paper (Printable) is 30 November, 2018.


Note : Power point presentation date - 28 October 2018


Participants will have to arrange for their own travelling and accommodation. For help regarding accommodation please contact through Email.

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