• Greetings!
    We are extremely happy to invite you for a two day International Conference on Social Science: Toward a New Paradigm scheduled to be held on 15 - 16 May 2015 at Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari (80 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram (TRIVANDRUM) Airport), Tamil Nadu, India. The Conference is organized by the EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust) Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • EAST (Environmental Advisory for Sustainable Trust) is a registered Trust (Reg. No. 1544/10) based in Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu with the motto “SAVE US”. Its aim is to achieve sustainable development in environment by improving the social, 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.

  • This conference is an interdisciplinary, International Conference that invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and discuss issues in the fields of Social Sciences. This conference is to provide a forum for academics, researchers and professionals from industry and academia to discuss new concepts, progressive methodologies and innovative practices in social science. The conference will also include a variety of presenters, representing wide range of disciplines.

    The deliberations of the conference will focus on varied themes such as Environment, Economics, Education, Law and Women Empowerment. This conference will explore issues concerned and throw open discussion on how new resources could be employed that would lead towards remedial actions when required. The conference will also focus on empirical work and case studies from around the world, which can offer new insights and best practice guidance.

  • The main themes of the Conference are Environment, Economics, Education, Law and Women Empowerment. The sub themes are

    Population Growth
    Environmental Degradation
    Exploitation on Natural Resource Consumption
    Climate Change
    Global Warming

    Trade in Services
    Poverty – Past and Future
    Foreign Direct Investment
    Micro Credit and Banking
    International Economy and Industry

    Education and Social and Political Movements
    Educational Change through Technologies
    Educational Research and Development
    Education and Sustainable Development
    Economics of Education

    Women Empowerment
    Women and Leadership
    Women and Media
    Women and Cyber World
    Women and Education
    Women and Sports

    Minority Rights
    War Crimes and Terrorism
    Healthcare, Safety and Bioethics
    Corruption and Money Laundering
    Indigenous and Cultural Property Rights


  • The paper should be an original contribution, including on-going / completed / unpublished research work, highlighting the mentioned thrust areas.

    An abstract and full paper should be submitted via Email to eastrustconference@gmail.com. Abstract and full paper must be submitted and presented only in English.

    On the title page of your abstract, please indicate the following

    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)
    4. The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author

    Your paper must be limited to 2500 words (strictly 4-6 pages, A4 size, excluding the tables and references) and must include a title page, introduction, theoretical framework, methodological framework, data analysis and findings, conclusion, references including annexure and tables.

    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 word file only to eastrustconference@gmail.com.  

  • The Indian Participants should pay the registration fee paid only by Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘EAST’  payable at Tirunelveli. Persons who accompany them also must pay the full fee. The foreign delegates shall pay the registration fee on the spot.

    Registration Fee for the Indian Delegates
    Rs. 3500          -           Indian Students and scholars
    Rs. 5000          -           Indian Faculty Members   
    Rs. 2500          -           Indian Participants


    Registration Fee for the Foreign Delegates
    Rs. 7000          -           Foreign Students and scholars
    Rs. 10000        -           Foreign Faculty Members   
    Rs. 5000          -           Foreign Participants

    The Registration Fees Includes (In-Person Participants)
    An Invoice of the Registration fee
    Conference kit
    In-Person Conference Session Presentation
    Four Snack / Coffee Breaks (Daily, Morning and Afternoon)
    Two Conference Lunch Buffets, 1st day Dinner
    Printed Publication (Journal with ISSN or Conference Proceeding ISBN)
    Participation  / Presentation Certificate


  • Before the conference the selected papers will be published in conference proceeding with ISBN and the selected high quality papers will be published in the following International Journals with ISSN. The published papers will be released at the time of the conference and a few copies will also be sent to libraries in universities and study centre.

    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

  • The conference will also have the privilege of honoring the participants with the following awards.
    Best Paper Award                  
    Best Presentation Award
    Best Student Award Paper and Presentation / Local
    Best Student Award Paper and Presentation / International

  • We provide accommodation for foreign paper presenters and participants and also we provide accommodation for Indian paper presenters and participants only on specific request at free of cost.

  • • Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances such as of disqualification of the paper or non-participation.
    • Only the conference committee has all rights in the process of selection of the papers.
    • Attendance certificate will be made available on request.
    • No entry shall be entertained after the below mentioned date.
    • The organizer reserves the right at its sole discretion to postpone or change the venue, date and / or time of the conference – if situation warrants.

  • Abstract with full paper:16 March 2015
    Notification : Usually within two weeks of submission
    Conference Date :15 – 16 May 2015

  • The Organizing Secretary
    No. 47, 2nd Street
    Tirunelveli – 627002
    South India
    eastrustconference@gmail.com / www.eastrust.org

    +91 8903281436 / +91 8903671436

Online Registration
Online Submission
Registration Form
Ministry of Home Affairs – Awaited
Ministry of External Affairs – Awaited

Important Date
March 16, 2015:
Abstract with full paper
Notification of Acceptance:
Usually within two weeks of submission
May 15-16, 2015:
Conference Date