Call for Papers
22nd Thinkers & Writers Forum

We are organising the 39th Skoch Summit with the underlying theme of “From Dole To Development” on 20th – 21st March 2015 at New Delhi. The key content of the summit is as follows:

  • GST: Creating a Unified Indian Market
  • Smart Cities Smarter India
  • Digital India Developed India
  • Health Governance & Technology
  • Swachha Bharat Swastha Bharat
  • Education: Digital Content & Consumption
  • MSMEs-Awakening the Animal Spirit

Given the Summit framework, Skoch Development Foundation calls for papers from domain experts, practitioners and academicians* for the 22nd Thinkers & Writers Forum scheduled on 21st March 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 papers during the Forum. We also invite you to engage in interactive discussions, participate in additional sessions, and, most of all cultivate partnerships for development.

Abstract Submission : 30th December 2014 (Word Count between 200-300 words)#
Intimation to Authors for selected abstracts: 5th January 2015
Last date of paper submission: 5th February 2015 (Word Count between 3500-5000 words)#


#Please restrict your respective submissions within the word limit.


To Submit Your Abstract Please Register Here


•    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


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.


The authors of selected final papers must confirm their presence through the 39th Skoch Summit and present their paper at the 22nd Thinkers and Writers Forum. At least one author of each accepted paper (in case of joint paper) must be registered for the 39th 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. 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 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) 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