• Greetings!
  • Organizing Commitee
  • About the Organizer
  • Conference Location
  • Background of the Conference
  • Themes of the Conference
  • Guidelines
  • Conference Fee
  • Publication
  • Award
  • Accommodation
  • Important Information
  • Contact

Dear Sir / Madam


We express immense joy and pleasure to inform you that EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust), Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India organizes a two day International Conference on Women in 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities, scheduled to be held on 7th and 8th April 2018 at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, Tamilnadu Indai.


Dr. G. Paramasivan

Chairman EAST, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu



Dr. K. Kalaichelvi

Head and Associate Professor of Commerce

Bharathidasan University Constituent College for Women

Orathanadu, Tamil nadu, India



Dr. S. Durgalakshmi

Assistant Professor

Government Law College

Coimbatore, Tamil nadu, India


Organizing Secretary

Dr. R. Rajavarman

Assistant Professor of History

A P College of Arts and Culture

Palani, Tamil nadu, India


Co-organizing Secretary

Dr. C. Kala Rani

Assistant Professor of History

N M S S Vellaichamy Nadar College

Madurai, Tamil nadu, India                                                      


Organizing Members

Mr. D. Kathiravan

Assistant Professor of Economics

St. John’s College, Tirunelvlei, Tamil nadu, India

Dr. S. Alphonsa
Assistant Professor of History

St. Xavier’s College, Tirunelveli, Tamil nadu, India

Ms. A. Subhashini

Assistant Professor

Government Law College, Chengalpet, Tamil nadu, India

Dr. Janis Bibiyana

Head & Assistant Professor of Commerce

St. John’s College, Tirunelvlei, Tamil nadu, India

Mr. P. Thangaraj

Assistant Professor of History

N M S S Vellaichamy Nadar College, Madurai, Tamil nadu, India

Mr. A. Ansari

Assistant Professor of History

N M S S Vellaichamy Nadar College, Madurai, Tamil nadu, India

Mr. J. Edison              Mr. V. Balamurugan            Mrs. R. Ramalakshmi          Mr. K. Iyappan

Trustees EAST, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu

EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust) is a registered Trust (Reg. No. 1544/10) based in Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. Its aim is to achieve sustainable development in environment by improving the socio - economic and physical environment for the benefit of the communities.

Kanyakumari District (also spelled Kanniyakumari or Kanniakumari District) is the southern tip of peninsular India. It is bordered on the west, by Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala state and by Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu to the north and east. It is sometimes referred to as "Land`s End". The southeastern boundary is the Gulf of Mannar (Bay of Bengal), on the south and the southwest; the boundaries are the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea, respectively. The conference venue is located in Vivekanandapuram in the Head quarters of Vivekananda Kendra. It is a 100 acre campus of Kanyakumari the Southern most tip of India which is a natural spiritual retreat. It has 24 hours water supply, generator support for Emergencies, Post Office, State Bank of India, Dispensary, Vegetarian Canteen and frequent free bus service to and from Kanyakumari Township. The beach of Vivekanandapuram from where the sun- rise can be seen is an added attraction for one and all.

21st century is the century for changes as the planet Earth itself is ready for ‘The Shift of the Ages’. In this New Age, love and compassion rules the roost, and the woman, with her natural attributes of compassion sows the seeds of global transformation. These changes have already begun, and soon they will gain an unprecedented momentum. In the 21st century women do not need to look at the historical injustices done to her. It’s time to put them all behind her and look forward to her empowered role in this ‘Aquarian age’. Women today need not look anywhere for a perfect role model. They need to look within and listen to their Intuition, to take the right action at the right time. All they need right now is to set the right intention, and all their intentions will bear fruits sooner than later. Such is the power of the New Age.  May we assure you that the 21st century is the century of the ‘feminine’. If you don’t believe in you now, you will remain a mirage.


Contributions in the form of research papers / articles / cases on the themes / sub themes are accepted. Please share this information with your colleagues and peers. Verily verily it is going to be an occasion for intellectual feast. 

Women Empowerment

Women in Education

Women in Power and Decision Making

Women in Social Action

Women Entrepreneurship 

Micro Finance / Micro Credit

Women in Unorganized Sector

Women Entrepreneur in Present Era

Women and Violence

Crimes against Women

Gender Inequality: Legal and Social-Economic Perspective

Women Laws and Rights

Guidelines for Abstract and Full Paper Submission

The paper should be an original contribution, including on-going / completed / unpublished research work, highlighting the mentioned thrust areas. On the title page of the abstract the following should be mentioned.


  1. The name(s) of the author(s)
  2. A concise and informative title
  3. The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s) with email address, mobile number.


Abstract (250 words) and full paper (3000 words) must be limited to 6-8 pages, A4 size paper, excluding the tables and references. Format conditions: APA citation / Reference Style, Times New Roman font, font size 12 for text, 13 for sub heading and 14 for main heading, line spacing 1.5. The author (s) should submit the Soft Copy of the paper in English, mailed in word file only to eastrustconference@gmail.com.  

Conference Fee

The Indian participants shall pay the registration fee by Demand Draft, drawn in favour of ‘EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust)’ payable at Tirunelveli. The foreign delegates may pay the registration fee on the spot.


Registration Fee Structure



Reg. fee without Publication and Accommodation

Reg. fee with Publication only

Reg. fee with Publication and Accommodation

International Delegates

$  75

$   150

$   250

National Delegates

Rs. 1500

Rs. 2500

Rs. 3500

Research Scholars

Rs. 1000

Rs. 2000

Rs. 3000

U.G. / P.G.

Rs. 500

Rs. 1500

Rs. 2500

Industries / NGO and Others

Rs. 2000

Rs. 3000

Rs. 4500

Note: Registration fee is a must for all the accompanying guests also.


The best papers, selected and presented in the Conference will be published in refereed and pre-reviewed UGC Approved International Journals, with ISSN.

1. The International Journal for Environmental Protection and Rural Development                         
                                                                      ISSN: 2249 – 4376
2. The International Journal for Economics and Business Management 
                                                                      ISSN: 2250 – 2750
3. The International Journal for Research and Development in Environmental    
Education                                                      ISSN: 2277 – 7571

Best Paper / Presentation Award

The conference will also have the privilege of honoring the participants with the following awards.
Best Paper Award                
Best Presentation Award

This Award will be granted to the best paper and best presentation. The Organizing Committee will select the best paper based, on recommendation of the Review Committee. Evaluation will be based on the relevancy of paper on given themes, content and quality of the paper in every technical session, three papers from each category  (Student / Scholar / Faculty) will be selected as best papers and same followed in the best paper presenter. Certificates and Awards will be issued to them in the Valedictory Session.

We provide accommodation for both National and International delegates and participants, only on request with payment.

  • Other Important Information

    The participants will receive a participation certificate, and the researchers who present their papers will receive a presentation certificate. Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances. The selection of the abstract / full paper is reserved by the organizers of the Conference. Attendance certificate will be made available on request. The organizers reserve the right to postpone or change the venue/date / time of the Conference, without prior notice before the deadline, if necessary. 

 Important Dates 

Submission of Abstract                              -           28th February 2018

Acceptance Notification                             -           Three working Day

Full Paper with Registration fee                -           15th March 2018

Conference Date                                         -           7th and 8th April 2018


 No. 47, 2nd Street, Rajendranagar

Tirunelveli – 627002, Tamil Nadu


+91 8903671436