Institute for Social Development & Research

13th International Seminar on

Urban Development



10 March to 12 March 2018


Organised by

Institute for Social Development & Research

Gari Hotwar, Ranchi - 835217 (Jharkhand)

Mob. 9504330794, 8987663300, 9006688743

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About the Seminar


Urbanization that is unprecedented growth of cities is one of the most significant trends of modern world particularly in developing countries with intensified pace post globalization. The urban city life is dynamic and it offers opportunities and facilities for making full use of talent and abilities. It has given rise to social problems such as gross disparities, family disorganization, impersonal social relationships, degeneration of morals and manners. The need for better urban amenities and infrastructure has increased the pressure on the environment leading to ecological imbalance. At present many parts of the world including India are witnessing highly degraded environmental indices. Growing air pollution, water pollution, deforestation and land degradation are the challenges in the pace of rapid economic and urban growth in India. The theme of the seminar will provide an opportunity to raise the issues, concerns and probable solution for moving ahead.


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. Jitendra Shukla

Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography

Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India



Joint Coordinator

Dr. Mohan Prasad Upadhyaya

Asst. Professor, Department of Geography

Mahendra Multiple Campus (Tribhuvan University)

Dharan, 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. Suresh Chandra Patel
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Odisha
  6. Dr. Dinesh Narayan Verma
    Head, Dept. of History, B.S.K. College, Barharwa, Sahibganj, Jharkhand
  7. Dr. Sudhir Jha
    Associate Professor of English, Dept. of Science and Humanities, R. V. S. College of Engineering and Technology, Jamshedpur,  Jharkhand


Consulting Committee

  1. Dr. Ganga Kumar Binha
    Sr. Asst. Prof., Dept. of Commerce, V.B. University, Hazaribag, Jharkhand
  2. Dr. Aruna Kumari
    Asso. Prof., Dept. of Geography, V.S.S.D. College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
  3. Dr. Madhu Bala Sinha
    Asst. Prof., Dept. of Sanskrit, Govt. Sanskrit College, Kazipur, Patna, Bihar.

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. 9504330794, 8987663300, 9006688743

E mail: or

Sub Themes


1.  Historical Approach and Literary Contribution

2.  Religion: Unity and Diversity

3.  Urban Education

4.  Policy and Urban Governance

5.  Rural-Urban Continuum and Migration

6.  Economic Development and Urban Planning

7.  Urban Community Development Programme

8.  Urban Water: Supply and Safe Drinking Water

9.  Urban Solid Waste & Sewerage and Drainage Issues

10.  Urban Demography

11.  Slum and Housing Problem

12.  Urban Ecology and Health Issues

13.  Urban Tension and Mental Depression

14.  Urban Poverty: Beggary and Unemployment

15.  Urban Crime

16. Any other issue related to the theme.

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 oral presentation (10 minutes time) in English or Hindi only.


Last date for submission of abstract is 10 February, 2018.

Last date for Deposit of Reg. Fee is 26 February, 2018.

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



Note : Power point presentation date - 08 October 2017


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

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