48th All India Sociological Conference

Hosted by
Department of Social Sciences,
School of Social Sciences and Languages,
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

The Crises of The 21st Century and The Way Forward

28, 29 & 30th December,2023

Supported by


It gives us great pleasure to extend an invitation to you all for the 48th All India Sociological Conference (48th AISC) of Indian Sociological Society (ISS). The conference will be hosted by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore on the theme “The Crises of the 21stCentury and the Way Forward” from 28th to 30th December, 2023. The conference will attract delegates including renowned Sociologists, Professors, Students, Researchers, and Academicians having expertise in the field of Sociology that would help the participants to enrich their knowledge and develop their understanding towards sociology. This website provides you all the required information to participate in the conference. We look forward to welcome you all for the 48th AISC @ VIT, Vellore in December 2023.

The Crises of The 21st Century and The Way Forward

The advent of the 21st century is accompanied by new forms of crises across the globe and in India. There are instances of escalating geo-political issues, conflicts, wars and violence, environmental degradation, climate change, natural disasters, health calamities like the Covid-19 Pandemic, and increasing poverty, inequality, and unemployment. The emergence of new power equations and consolidation of boundaries have perpetuated caste, class, gender, ethnic, religious, and regional schisms producing forms of antagonisms, increasing social inequalities, marginalities, and uncertainties. These crises call for various alternative mechanisms and forms of development and governance including formulation of related policies and planning to meet the current and future challenges.

A number of armed conflicts are going on in the world in the form of major and minor wars, and clashes, along with various forms of violence. The northwest border of India continues to face many such military standoffs, skirmishes, artillery duels, cross-border firing, and terrorism. Within the country too, there are instances of caste, communal, ethnic, and gender violence. Natural disasters in various parts of India, often 'man-made' have resulted in 'manufactured risks' resulting in cloud bursts, floods, cyclones, famines, and earthquakes that have rendered many people dead and homeless. Much of it is related to environmental issues like climate change, pollution, ecological imbalance, and resource depletion resulting in varied problems from food and water shortage and loss of biodiversity to waste management. Many conferences and summits have been held on these issues and organizations and movements have been launched.

The 21st century recently saw the worst health disaster in the form of Covid 19 pandemic which began in India in early 2020 from Kerala and gradually spread to the whole country. The Government of India imposed a lockdown immediately in March 2020 to limit the transmission of the virus. The lockdown affected the livelihood of many, especially labourers, migrants, workers, the poor, and those doing small and menial jobs. The second wave that began in March 2021 in India lasted till the end of the year was much more devastating than the first with the coming of a new deadly and highly transmissible variant, the Delta. On 30 April (2021), India became the first country to report over 400,000 new cases in a 24-hour period and over 3,500 deaths in one day. As of December 2022, India had the second-highest number of confirmed cases in the world (after the USA) with 44.68 million reported cases of COVID-19 infection, and the third-highest number of COVID-19 deaths (after the US and Brazil) at 530,698. Various ways of physical and social distancing, quarantine methods, and the use of masks, sanitizers, and vaccines created the 'new normal'.

What are the major crises of the 21st century in India₹ How do social scientists and sociologists in particular understand and analyse these crises₹ What steps are required to be undertaken to mitigate these predicaments, and what is the way forward₹ These are some of the questions to be examined, discussed, and deliberated upon in different Plenary and technical sessions during the 48th All India Sociological Conference (AISC) to be held at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamil Nadu from 28thto 30th December 2023. The Indian Sociological Society (ISS) welcomes the delegates to the conference!

The 48th AISC will discuss the conference theme in the following three plenary sessions-

1. Increasing Social Inequalities, Conflict and Violence: A Way Forward
2. Environmental and Health Concerns: Prospects and Challenges
3. Meeting Crises Issues of Development and Governance in Tamil Nadu
4. Space Exploration and Earthly Challenges: Opportunities and Impediments

Memorial Lectures

Three memorial lectures in the names of Professor M. N. Srinivas, Professor Radhakamal Mukerjee and Professor Yogendra Singh will be organized during the 48th All India Sociological Conference.

MN Srinivas Memorial Award - Announcement

Paper Presentations

Research papers are invited in English and Hindi to be presented during technical sessions of 28 Research Committees (RCs) and Adhoc Group 01 of the Indian Sociological Society. The papers are to be prepared in consonance with the main theme of the conference.

Membership of ISS

Membership of the ISS & the respective RC is mandatory for paper presentations. Membership can be obtained through the ISS web portal. Please visit the website https://insoso.org/membership and https://insoso.org/membership for membership login Members of the Indian Sociological Society are eligible for RC Membership.

• Life members and Ordinary members of Indian Sociological Society are eligible for RC membership.
• A member can avail a maximum membership in three RCs and therefore an individual presenter is eligible to present three papers at the maximum in the conference.
• Only those who have remitted/updated their RC membership fee are eligible for paper presentations in the RC. For further details, please visit the ISS website https://insoso.org/.
• Payment towards ISS membership and RC membership is to be made in the ISS account only.

ISS Account Details

Name of the Account: Indian Sociological Society
Savings Bank Account Number: 4114000100575176
Name of the Bank: Punjab National Bank
Branch: Vasant Kunj, New Delhi- 110070
IFSC: PUNB0411400

Young Researcher's Workshop

The young researcher's workshop will be organized by the Indian Sociological Society (ISS) in collaboration with Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore on 26th-27th December 2023 on the theme “Writing and Publishing Research Papers" at VIT, Vellore. The ISS will invite applications from the researchers and doctoral students through a separate notification to participate in the workshop.


Abstract Submission

Abstracts will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Relation of the topic to the theme of the conference
  • Sociological relevance of the topic
  • Conceptual clarity and methodological application

Abstract must follow the following format

  • Title, brief introduction, objectives, significance/relevance
  • Methodology
  • Major findings/thesis/argument
  • Between 200-250 words
  • For English- Times New Roman, 12 pt., PDF format
  • For Hindi- Kruti Dev, 10 pt
  • The specifications for the font and format should be strictly adhered to, otherwise it will not be considered.
  • Last Date for Submission - 31st October 2023

Full Paper must follow the following format

  • Full paper must be submitted only in English
  • Word Limit - 2500 to 3000 words including reference
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt., 1.5 line spacing
  • 2 to 3 figures / Tables are only allowed
  • Follow APA referencing format for reference section
  • The specifications for the font and format should be strictly adhered to, otherwise it will not be considered.
  • Last Date for Submission - 15th December 2023

• Abstract should be sent directly to the respective RC Convenors along with the conference registration number and RC Membership number/payment details. These details are mandatory, therefore, please ensure that you do mention them.
• The last date of submission of the abstracts is on or before 31st October 2023. Abstracts should be submitted within the deadline and abstracts received beyond this date cannot be published in the 'Book of Abstracts'.
• The respective RC Convenors should be contacted for any enquiry regarding abstract submission and acceptance.

RC. No Title Convener Email Mobile
RC 1 History of Sociology Prof. Nilika Mehrotra iss01history20@gmail.com 9868763516
RC-2 Studies on Family, Marriage & Kinship Prof. Mahesh Shukla iss02familymkin20@gmail.com 9425184505
RC-3 Economy and Society Dr. R. Maruthakutti iss03economy20@gmail.com 9443184812
RC-4 Migration and Diaspora Studies Dr. Muneer Illath iss04migration20@gmail.com 8953843969
RC-5 Sociology of Education Prof. P.H. Mohammad iss05education20@gmail.com 9866399577
RC-6 Sociology of Religion Dr. M.T. Joseph iss06religion20@gmail.com 8652289533
RC-7 Adivasi and Tribal Studies Prof. Sukant K. Chaudhury iss07tribal20@gmail.com 9415011894
RC-8 Inequalities, Stratification and Exclusion Studies Prof. Parvez Ahmed Abassi iss08inequality20@gmail.com 9824181872
RC-9 Dalit Studies Dr. Iswar Naik iss09dalit20@gmail.com 9583612983
RC-10 Gender Studies Dr. Rajni Bala iss10gender20@gmail.com 9417195262
RC-11 Sociology of Environment Dr.Amar Pal Singh iss11environment20@gmail.com 7275320808
RC-12 Sociology of Health, Ageing and Well-being Prof. Mohammad Akram iss12health20@gmail.com 9411983487
RC-13 Science, Technology & Society Dr. Manoj Kumar Jena iss13science20@gmail.com 9811446273
RC-14 Globalization and Culture Dr. Pankaaj Kumar Singh iss14globalisation20@gmail.com 9415563355
RC-15 Social Transformation and Development Prof. Ashutosh Vyas iss15transformation20@gmail.com 9414734724
RC-16 Work, Labour and Organization Prof. Pranjal Sarma iss16work20@gmail.com 9435803047
RC-17 Sociology of Social Movements Dr. Rohit Jain iss17movements20@gmail.com 9405247320
RC-18 Social Demography Dr. Sandip Chaudhari iss18demography20@gmail.com 9822510044
RC-19 Urban Studies Dr. Manoj Teotia iss19urban20@gmail.com 8283825534
RC-20 Media Studies Dr. Kali Nath Jha iss20media20@gmail.com 9981758776
RC-21 Political Sociology Dr.Bhup Singh Gaur iss21political20@gmail.com 9431413815
RC-22 Conflict and Violence Studies Prof. Sanjay Kolekar iss22conflict20@gmail.com 9850029079
RC-23 Sociology of Law, Crime and Deviance Prof. Rabindra Kumar Mohanty iss23crime20@gmail.com 9437277597
RC-24 Sociology of Childhood and Youth Dr. Subhasis Bandopadhyay iss24youth20@gmail.com 9836945013
RC-25 Sociology of Sports Dr. Ravi Prakash iss25sports20@gmail.com 9412436504
RC-26 Minority Studies Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed Ansari iss26minority20@gmail.com 9891486123
RC-27 Sociology of Care Prof. Soumyajit Patra iss27care20@gmail.com 8240014219
RC-28 Sociology of Everyday Life Prof. Sanjay Roy iss28everydaylife20@gmail.com 9434875610
Adhoc Group 1 Digital Sociology Prof. Abdul Matin digitalsociology2022@gmail.com 7896966597


Conference Registration & Accommodation


• To register for the conference, one has to be a member of the ISS. For ISS membership please visit: https://insoso.org/membership

• Registration fee should be paid through the online portal 48th All India Sociological Conference https://events.vit.ac.in/events/AISC
For Payment Internet Banking, UPI, Credit Card and Debit Card are available.

• Registration fee includes the Conference kit and food from on 27th December dinner to 31st December breakfast.


Accommodation will be provided to only those delegates who come under the category “Registration with accommodation” from 27th December 2023 evening to 31st December 2023 morning. Those who require stay after 31st December 2023 should arrange it personally. Accommodation will be moderate and on shared/dormitory basis inside the campus premises.

Registration Fee Payment Process

Registering and payment for the conference can be done online through the following link https://events.vit.ac.in/events/AISC This link will direct you to Online Registration Form. Fill in the registration page by giving the details requested and click REGISTER your proforma invoice will be generated and click on the PAY option you will be directed to a payment gateway. Using the payment gateway, you can make online transaction either by credit/debit card, UPI or Net banking by choosing the preferred mode of payment.

For any queries

After remitting the registration fee, fill the online application form for the conference on ISS website portal by logging into your ISS account, https://insoso.org/membership
For any queries regarding registration, please contact: ISS office: 011026132510; Email: societyinsoso@gmail.com

Payment Details for Conference Registration

Period Delegates Students Accompanying Person Foreign Delegates
With Accommodation Without Accommodation With Accommodation Without Accommodation INR With Accommodation Accompanying Person
Upto 30th Sept 23 ₹ 4500/- ₹ 3500/- ₹ 3500/- ₹ 2500/- ₹ 5500/- US$ 200 US$ 250
Oct 1st to Oct 31st ₹ 5000/- ₹ 4000/- ₹ 4000/- ₹ 3000/- ₹ 6000/- US$ 250 US$ 300
Nov 1st to Nov 30th ₹ 5500/- ₹ 4500/- ₹ 4500/- ₹ 3500/- ₹ 6500/- US$ 300 US$350
Spot Registration ₹ 7000/- ₹ 5000/- ₹ 6000/- ₹ 4000/- ₹ 7000/- US$ 350 US$ 400

* All the above payments are inclusive of 18% GST.

About Us

About Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu, the 'Land of temples', is situated on the coromandel coast in the south-eastern part of Indian peninsular. It is naturally divided between the flat regions on the east coast and the hilly areas in the north and west. The state is the tenth largest state in India and the home to Tamil people whose language is one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world. The state of Tamilnadu is known for its beautiful coastline, majestic temples, towering coconut trees, wildlife sanctuaries and cultural heritage making the state a paradise on the land of India. Historically, the state was ruled by three majestic empires namely the Cholas, the Cheras, and the Pandiyas. The greater Chola reign was regarded as 'The Golden Age of Tamilnadu' as the literature and other art forms reached its zenith. The state is rich in culture and birthplace of the dance form Bharatanatyam and many music styles including Carnatic music. A unique festival is celebrated at Thiruvavur, the birthplace of singer and poet Tyagaraja during the month of January. The state is one of the leading textile manufacturing states in India. Kovai cotton sarees & dhotis and Kanchipuram silk sarees are famous worldwide. Some of the major spots of tourist attraction are Chennai, Mamallapuram, Kancheepuram, Kumbakonam, Dharasuram, Chidambaram, Thiruvannamalai, Srirangam, Madurai, Rameswaram, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, Thanjavur, Velankanni, Nagoor, Kazhugumalai, Courtallam, Hogenakkal, Papanasam, Ooty, Kodaikannal, Yercaud, Elagiri, Kolli hills, Mudumalai, Annamalai, Mundanthurai, Kalakad, Vedanthangal and Point Calimere. The state is thus a melting pot of culture and heritage along with its natural beauty.

About Vellore

Vellore 'the city of spears' is located on the banks of the river Palar in Tamilnadu with its bright blue sky, the hillocks and the blazing sun. The city surrounded by hills and facing the lovely sundown puts on a purple tinge like a heather bloom to greet us with tropical temperature. The city traces its historical significance from medieval to post independent India. It has served as a seat for the Pallavas, Cholas, Nayakas, Marathas, Arcot Nawabs and the Bijapur Sultan kingdoms during the medieval ages. It has witnessed the massacre of European soldiers during the mutiny of 1806 which sowed the seeds for the Indian freedom struggle. Later during the 18thcentury, the city witnessed many decisive battles between the English and the French in Ambur (1749 AD), Arcot (1751 AD) and Vandavasi (1768 AD) respectively. During 1760 the fort was occupied by the British and used as a military garrison. Vellore fort is one of the most perfect specimens of military architecture in South India. Even today the monuments in the city give a vivid picture of the town through the ages. One such is the Vellore fort encompassing stone inscriptions, temple, Tippumahal, Begum Mahal, Kandimahal, mosque and church inside the premises of the fort that stand strong till date as an example for the blend of both religion and secularism. The temple inside the fort is a fine example of Vijayanagar architecture devoted to Lord Shiva (Jalakandeswarar). The kalyanamantap on the left of the entrance with intricate carvings and delicacy of execution bears testimony to the engineering marvel and advanced state of sculpture of the times.
Another major attraction of the city is the Sripuram Golden temple which is located on 100 acres of land constructed by a Vellore-based charity trust named Sri NarayaniPeedam. The temple is known for its intricate art work which is covered with 1500 kg of gold in 9 to 10 layers depicting details from the Vedas. Further, the south end of the city consists of the panoramic Amirthi forests known for its rich diverse flora and fauna. Today the forest is converted into a wildlife sanctuary and a seasonal waterfall.

About Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

The Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), located in Vellore is a renowned private institution for advanced study and research in the fields of Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Law and Management. The institution was established under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956, and was founded in 1984 as a self-financing institution called the Vellore Engineering College. The Union Ministry of Human Resources Development conferred University status on Vellore Engineering College in 2001. The University is headed by its founder and Chancellor, Dr. G. Viswanathan, a former Parliamentarian and Minister in the Tamil Nadu Government. In recognition of his service to India in offering world class education, he was conferred an honorary doctorate by the West Virginia University, USA. Mr. Sankar Viswanathan, Dr. Sekar Viswanathan and Dr. G.V. Selvam are the Vice-Presidents; Dr. Rambabu Kodali is the Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Partha Sharathi Mallick is the Pro-Vice Chancellor. The institution was founded with the vision of “Transforming life through excellence in education and research” and therefore, operates with intention of offering high quality education that meets international standards; as a result, it consistently looks for and employs novel approaches to raise the standard of higher education.
The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from various parts of the world who are highly motivated and serve as the source of pride for the institute. Furthermore, experienced and learned academicians strongly set base for the nurturing of students. The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence. In reality, it has become a way of life for us. VIT is ranked as the 8th best University, 11th best Research, and 11th best engineering institution in India (NIRF Ranking, Govt. of. India 2023). Also, it is ranked among the top 601-700 Universities in the world and one of the top 3 intuitions in India (Shanghai ARWU Ranking, 2022).

About School of Social Sciences and Languages, VIT

The School of Social Sciences and Languages (SSL) was established as a distinct entity in 2009, constituting the departments of Commerce, Social Sciences, English and other Languages. The school offers Undergraduate (B.Com, B.Com in Banking and Capital Markets, Financial Technology, Business Process Services), Postgraduate (MSW), and Ph.D. programmes in Commerce, Economics, Tamil, English, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, History, International Relations and Hindi. It is one of the most acclaimed schools of social sciences in India. The prime focus of the school is to impart futuristic and supportive education to engineering and non-engineering students in subjects like Sociology, Psychology, Commerce, Economics, History, International Relations, Social Work, Music, Ethics & Values, Indian Constitution, English, Tamil, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Italy, Spanish, and Hindi. The school maintains an outstanding record of awards for excellence in teaching within the VIT community and in the broader higher education context. It is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and a team of excellent faculty members with commendable research capabilities. The school helps students to gain knowledge and skills equivalent to global market by adhering to the highest standards in teaching-learning through innovative practices, ensuring excellence in research, and adopting rigorous internal peer and student review. The school is committed to providing a dynamic intellectual environment by fostering critical, reflective and conceptual thinking in students and aims to enrich their education by adopting unique approaches to learning.

About Department of Social Sciences, SSL, VIT, Vellore

The Department of Social Sciences was established at VIT in 2009 under School of Social Sciences and Languages, to enhance the knowledge, impart necessary skills and develop attitudes of the future citizens. The department offers Postgraduate programme in MSW, Minors in Economics, Finance and Ph.D. programmes in Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Economics, History, and International Relations. The department also offers courses on Social Sciences for UG programmes of both engineering and non-engineering disciplines to enable the learners to avail opportunities across the globe. The courses offered cover major domains like, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Finance, Economics, Music, History, International Relations and Ethics and Values. Currently, the department has 29 dedicated faculty members with excellent academic, research and corporate background.


Chief Patrons

Dr. G. Viswanathan,
Vellore Institute of Technology


Shri. Sankar Viswanathan,
Vice President,
Vellore Institute of Technology

Dr. Sekar Viswanathan,
Vellore Institute of Technology

Dr. G. V. Selvam,
Vellore Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. V. S. Kanchana Bhaaskaran,
Vellore Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. Partha S. Mallick,
Pro Vice-Chancellor,
Vellore Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. T. Jayabarathi,
Vellore Institute of Technology

Organizing Committee (National)

Prof. Abha Chauhan, President, Indian Sociological Society,
(Professor of Sociology, Centre for Kashmir Studies, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala)
Prof. Manish K. Verma, Secretary, Indian Sociological Society,
(Professor, Department of Sociology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow)
Prof. Shruti Tambe, Treasurer, Indian Sociological Society,
(Professor and Head, Department of Soicology, Savitribai Phule University, Pune.)
Dr. Prabakar S, Organizing Secretary, 48th AISC, VIT, Vellore.
(Associate Professor in Sociology, School of Social Sciences & Languages, VIT, Vellore.)


Prof. Arvinder A. Ansari, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Prof. Manish Thakur, Professor, Public Policy and Management Group Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata
Dr. Sanjay Tewari, UP Athletics Association, Kanpur
Prof. Shweta Prasad, Professor of Sociology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Prof. Ajailiu Niumai, Professor of Sociology, Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion & Inclusive Policy, University of Hyderabad,Hyderabad
Prof. Balaji Namdev Kendre, Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, Mumbai
Prof. Gayatri Bhattacharya, Retd.Professor of Sociology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Prof. P.S. Vivek (Mumbai), Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari, Mumbai
Prof. Tattwamasi Paltasingh, Professor, P.G Department of Sociology, Sambalpur University, Odisha
Dr. Alok Kumar Meena, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Sanatan Dharam Government College Beawar, M.D.S University (Ajmer) Rajasthan
Dr. Anshu Kedia, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, A P Sen Memorial Girls PG College, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Prof. Ramesh Makwana, Professor, Department of Sociology, Professor, Department of Sociology, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat.
Dr. Sudha Khokate, Faculty, Dept of Sociology, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Dr. Vinita Singh, Professor in Department of Sociology, Ranchi Women's College, Ranchi
Prof. B.B. Mohanty (Editor Sociological Bulletin), Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Pondicherry University.
Prof. Vivek Kumar (Editor Bhartiya Samajshastra Sameeksha), Professor, Dept. of Sociology, JNU, New Delhi
Prof. Nagaraju Gundemeda (Editor e-journal Explorations), Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Hyderabad.

Organizing Committee (SSL, VIT, Vellore)

Chairman: Dr. Manoharan M, Dean,SSL, VIT, Vellore
Co-Chairman: Dr. V Selvam, Associate Dean, SSL, VIT, Vellore
Convenor: Dr. Bangalore Morarji, Head, Department of Social Sciences, SSL, VIT, Vellore

Dr. Bhuvaneswari G., Associate Dean, SSL, VIT, Chennai
Dr. R. Geetha, Head, Department of Commerce, SSL, VIT, Vellore
Dr. Prasantha Kumar N S, Head, Department of English, SSL, VIT, Vellore
Dr. Jayalakshmi K, Head, Department of Languages, SSL, VIT, Vellore.


Faculty of Sociology, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Dr. Kubendran A.
o Dr. Balamurugan J.
o Dr. Rashmi M.
o Dr. Prithiraj Borah
o Dr. Rahul Shukla
o Dr. Abhijit Dasgupta
o Dr. Sreya Sen
Faculty of Sociology, SSL, VIT, Chennai
o Dr. Vijayalakshmi V
o Dr. Tiwari Mahalaxmi Shivshankar
o Dr. Swati Sharma
o Dr. Roopesh O. B.
Faculty of Social Work, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Dr. Domnic Savio
o Dr. Abdul Azeez,
o Dr. R. A. Rasi
Faculty of Economics, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Dr. Sriram G.
o Dr. Sivakumar S.
o Dr. Savitha N.
o Dr. Nilavathy K.
o Prof. Abdhut Deheri
o Prof. Irshad C. V.
o Dr. Shahid Hamid Raina
o Dr. Sumeetha M.
o Dr. Salman Haider
Faculty of Psychology, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Dr. Navin Kumar
o Dr. Bhuvaneswari M.
o Dr. Tony P Jose
o Dr. Poonam Sharma
o Dr. Mohd Owais Khan
o Dr. Tanu Kukreja
Faculty of Commerce, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Dr. N. Sundaram
o Dr. C.L.V. Sivakumar
o Dr. Dunstan Rajkumar A
o Dr. Muthumeenakshi M
o Dr. A.V.V.S. Subbalakshmi
o Dr. S. Usha
o Dr. Sathya
o Dr. R. Indradevi
Faculty of Music, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Mr. Sudheer C.V.

Faculty of French, SSL, VIT, Vellore.
o Dr. Calaivanane R.
o Mrs. Malathy O.

o Faculty of English, SSL, VIT, Vellore.
o Dr. S. Meenakshi
o Dr. Evangeline Priscilla. B.,
Research Scholars, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Ms. Keerthana V, IFT, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Mr. Sai Tharun V S, IFT, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Ms. Janaki S, IFT, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Ms. Ida Merlin, IFT, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Mr. Jayakumar B, IFT, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Ms. Likhitha Daggupati, IFT, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Ms. Devi S, IFT, SSL, VIT, Vellore
o Ms. Sandhiya V, IFT, SSL, VIT, Vellore

Advisory Committee

Prof. Velmurugan G, Former Dean, Professor, Dept. of Commerce, SSL, VIT, Vellore
Prof. Indira R, Professor, Dept. of Sociology, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
Dr. G. Karunanidhi, Former Professor & Head Department of Sociology MS University
Dr. S. Gunasekaran, Former Professor & Head Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University
Dr G. Ramathirtham, Former Head Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University
Dr. V. Mangaiyarkarasi, Prof. in Sociology, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Chennai.
Dr. P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan, Professor, IIT-Delhi, New Delhi.
Dr. Debashis Pattanaik, DAE-National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneshwar
Dr. C. Aruna, Professor & Head, Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Parida, Professor, Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University
Dr. M. Thamilarasan, Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, University of Madras, Chennai
Dr. Sandhya R.S., Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Kerala
Dr. Allahbaksh, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram
Dr. R. Rajendran, Department of Sociology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram
Dr. C. Gobalakrishnan, Department of Sociology, Periyar University, Salem
Dr. P.B. Shankar Narayan Department of Social Work, Pondicherry University
Dr.K. Anbu Department of Social Work, Pondicherry University
Dr.C. Satheesh Kumar Department of Social Work, Pondicherry University
Dr.G. Palanisamy Department of Economics, Bharathidasan Govt. College for Women, Pondicherry
Dr. A Kusuma, Assistant Professor, Dept.of.sociology, S.V.University, Thirupati
Dr. J. Vanitha, Head Dept.of.sociology, Loyola College, Chennai
Dr. D. Thirumalraja, Assistant Professor, Dept.of.Sociology, Tamilnadu Open University
Dr. N. Audinarayana, Former Professor & Head, Dept.of.Sociology, Bharathiar University

Tamil Nadu Sociology Association (TNSA)

Prof. S. Gurusamy, President
Prof. Venkatachalam, Secretary
Dr. R. Gurumoorthy, Treasurer
Dr. Kirubakaran Samuel, Vice President
Dr. P. Rajkumar, Joint Secretary
Dr. R. Maruthakutti, Executive Council Member
Dr. S. Sampathkumar, Executive Council Member
Dr. B. Manickavasagam, Executive Council Member
Dr. C. Kubendran, Executive Council Member
Dr.C. Karuppiah, Executive Council Member

Transportation Connectivity


The campus is located on a 370 acres site on the Ranipet-Katpadi road which is 2 hours and 30 minutes of drive from Chennai and 4 hours from Bangalore by road. Both the cities are well connected by road, rail, and air routes with all parts of the country and have international airports.The National Highways passing through Vellore are NH 46 (Bangalore-Chennai Road), NH 234 (Mangalore to Viluppuram) and NH 4 from Ranipet to Chennai and the Cuddalore - Chittoor. The nearest international airport is Chennai Airport 135 km away from Vellore. From the airport, you can go to the bus stand at Koyambedu (CMBT) or the Central Railway station to take a bus or train to Vellore. Train and bus services to Vellore are frequent, cheap and quite satisfactory. Either of the journey takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
If you choose to travel by train, you should buy your ticket to Katpadi railway station which is just 3 kms away from VIT. After arriving at Chennai International Airport or Kempegowda International Airport (Bangalore) you can either take a taxi, local or metro train to Purtachithalaivar Dr. M.G. Ramachadran Central railway station (which is about 20 kms away from Chennai airport) or KSR Bangalore railway station (which is about 33 kms away from the Bangalore airport) respectively. All west- bound trains from Chennai and Bangalore go via Katpadi junction railway station to several destinations such as Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Chennai, etc. For more details about train schedules from Chennai to Katpadi or Bangalore to Katpadi you can visit the website https://www.irctc.co.in
If you choose to travel by bus, you should reach Koyambedu (CMBT) Bus stand from Chennai airport and Majestic Bus stand from Bangalore airport. Buses from the respective bus stand will directly bring you right to the centre of the town of Vellore from where you can reach by auto rickshaws to VIT which is about 5 km from the bus stand. You could also hire auto rickshaws to reach VIT. Further, VIT transportation facilities will be exclusively made available from morning to evening from Railway station and Bus stand to the campus on request basis.

Important Points To Be Noted

  • ISS & RC Membership are mandatory for paper presentations. Payments towards ISS Membership should be made to the ISS account only (Punjab National Bank)
  • Registration fee for the conference, including spot registration, should be paid directly to the conference account through the portal.
  • Abstracts should be submitted in the prescribed format before the deadline i.e. 31st October 2023
  • Abstracts in Hindi should be sent in KrutiDev 10 pt., otherwise it cannot be included in the book of abstracts.
  • Abstracts for paper presentations should be sent directly to the respective RC Convenors with the details such as Conference registration number, ISS membership number and RC Membership number/payment details before abstract submission deadline.
  • Accommodation will be provided only for those who have registered in the category “Registration with Accommodation” from 27th December 2023 evening to 31st December 2023 morning.
  • After the submission of the online registration form in the ISS website portal, if you do not get a confirmation in three days, you may please contact the Organizing Secretary in the email: aisc48th@vit.ac.in

Help Desk

For Any queries you can write to HELP DESK: aisc48.helpdesk@vit.ac.in

Registration Committee

Dr. Kubendran A - 96260 76256
Dr. Tony P Jose - 99449 68123
Dr. Rahul Shukla - 84739 95707
Mr. V.S. Sai Tharun - 89191 85562
Mr. Albin Joseph - 95443 35367
Mr. Arya A.S - 85938 13667
Ms. Keren Jeba Shalom - 96263 95091
Mr. Rozii Romeo Th - 60090 55853
Mr. Anirudh V - 90870 84040

Registration related quires write to email:

Accommodation Committee

Dr. Navin Kumar - 8124496533
Dr. Abhijit Dasgupta - 82978 13172
Dr. Sreya Sen - 99716 54625
Mr. Jayakumar B - 86800 96309
Ms. Likhitha Daggupati - 63019 33513
Ms. Thulasi R - 7401339641
Ms. Jeneefer Jeba Rajaselvi - 9597476732
Mr. Aazib Afraz T N - 74186 47047
Mr. Ajay Adithya M - 90870 45627

Accommodation related queries write to email:

Transportation Committee

Dr. J. Balamurugan - 98432 43414
Dr. Prithiraj Borah - 97067 21836
Ms. Dharani MK - 9566987360
Mr. Abhishek R - 8144956188
Ms. Rama Prabha N - 9123516824
Ms. Anagha S - 94820 61158
Ms. Ananthi M - 63805 87719
Ms. Sangita Goswami - 75968 82989

Transportation related quires write to email:

Important Dates

Last date for the submission of abstract to RC convenors 31st October 2023
Last date for the submission of Full Paper to RC convenors 15th December 2023
Last date for registration 30th November 2023
Early Bird registration closes on 30th September 2023



Organizing Secretary 48th AISC