3rd Annual International Conference on Population Ageing and Labour

The Third Annual International Conference on Population Ageing and Labour is to be held at VIT Vellore in collaboration with the International Institute of Migration and Development (IIMAD), Trivandrum, Kerala

Hosted by
The Department of Social Sciences, VIT, Vellore

November 29 & 30, 2024


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About VIT, Vellore

VIT was established with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis.The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. Experienced and learned teachers are strongly encouraged to nurture the students. The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence. In fact, it has become a way of life for us. The highly motivated youngsters on the campus are a constant source of pride. Our Memoranda of Understanding with various international universities are our major strength. They provide for an exchange of students and faculty and encourage joint research projects for the mutual benefit of these universities. Many of our students, who pursue their research projects in foreign universities, bring high quality to their work and esteem to India and have done us proud. With steady steps, we continue our march forward. We look forward to meeting you here at VIT. It 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. V. S. Kanchana Bhaaskaran is the Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Partha Sharathi Mallick is the Pro-Vice Chancellor.

About School of Social Sciences and Languages


Established as a distinct entity in 2009, the School of Social Sciences and Languages (SSL) employs innovative teaching methods and adopts interdisciplinary approaches to learning. The School helps students gain knowledge and skills that are required in the global market. It adheres to the highest standards in teaching-learning by employing innovative practices, ensuring excellence in research, and by 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. Integrating international perspectives into its teaching, the school attracts students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and provides a uniquely rich and diverse learning and teaching environment.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 offers the B.Com. Programme, in addition to M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in Commerce, Economics, Tamil, English, Psychology, Sociology and Hindi.
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About Department of Social Sciences

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.

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About The International Institute of Migration and Development (IIMAD)

The International Institute of Migration and Development (IIMAD) is a centre for academic research devoted to all aspects of international migration. IIMAD aims to advance new thinking of migration and be India’s largest interdisciplinary research network in migration and regroups a new nexus of international migration experts. We believe that migration is part of our life and wish to establish ourselves to create a platform for debate, research, policy analysis and community engagement on global, national and local scales. IIMAD collaborates with government and non-government organizations that deal with Refugees, diasporic migrants, and migrant workers in the region.
The International Institute of Migration and Development tries to serve as a node in the domain of migration with excellence in cutting edge academic scholarship that fosters practice-oriented research and policy formulation pertaining to international migration. The IIMAD breaks the academic drought on the indispensable area of migration which is ignored often. The IIMAD, with its distinguished scholar community, works to develop a new thematic pathway and facilitate the future scholars to disseminate knowledge through academic publications, data banks and conferencing. Our firm commitment to intellectual exploration and widening participation nationally and internationally builds as an agglomeration of migrants voyaging for the betterment of migrants.

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Some of the Earlier Conferences Organised by IIMAD along with its Outcome

  • 2023 conference held at Flame University, Pune (a book with Bristol University Press is in progress). View More

  • IIMAD organized its first conference with Edith Cowan University, Australia. View More

  • Based on the first and second seminar, we are organizing a special issue with JSED. View More



Dr. G. Viswanathan

Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology


Shri. Sankar Viswanathan

Vice President, Vellore Institute of Technology

Dr. Sekar Viswanathan

Vice President, Vellore Institute of Technology

Dr. G. V. Selvam

Vice President, Vellore Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. V. S. Kanchana Bhaaskaran

Vice-Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. Partha S. Mallick

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Vellore Institute of Technology

Prof. Dr. T. Jayabarathi

Registrar, Vellore Institute of Technology

Conference Organisers


Dr. Manoharan M

Dean SSL, VIT, Vellore


Dr. V Selvam

Associate Dean, SSL, VIT, Vellore

Dr. S. Irudaya Rajan

Chair, IIMAD, Trivandrum


Dr. Bangalore Morarji

Head, Department of Social Sciences, SSL, VIT Vellore


Dr. Sumeetha M

Assistant Professor Senior Grade 2, Department of Social Sciences, SSL, VIT Vellore

Dr Irshad CV

Assistant Professor Grade 1, Department of Social Sciences, SSL, VIT Vellore

Theme of the Conference

India is undergoing through a rapid demographic transition. This transition as like in many developing countries has implications for ageing, demographic dividend, migration, skills, urbanisation and female participation in the labour force. In line with global ageing experience of many regions, the evidence of subnational level of ageing is clearly visible in the Indian context with diverse ageing transition experience in different states/regions therefore lessons from them are to be shared and discussed for a better policy and practice. The International Institute of Migration and Development’s (IIMAD) third annual conference along with Department of Social Sciences VIT, Vellore on population ageing will provide a platform to explore the potential for a trans-disciplinary approach to ageing and labour with an opportunity to exchange knowledge, collaborate and communicate policy solutions. The conference is open to researchers, policy makers and practitioners cutting across diverse backgrounds including demography, economics, medicine and nursing, public health, sociology and social work to communicate their findings and thoughts. Specifically, the conference will collate knowledge exchange from a variety of disciplines that primarily addresses the concern of all labour aspects of ageing including work, organization of work, work environment and security, retirement, economic security etc.

Conference themes include but are not limited to:

Ageing and labour market including access to employment, employment security etc.
Ageism in labour market [labour market discrimination]
Active and productive ageing
Ageing and second demographic dividend
Rethinking working life expectancy
Ageing and economic security

Abstract and paper Submission

The conference will consider papers submitted with a broad thematic area related to ageing and labour. It is expected that the presenters/authors will have a chance to get constructive feedback from experts in a collaborative direction for improving the research and practice. We welcome conference abstracts of 300-400 words along with author bio. Abstracts will be assessed based on their suitability, originality, and methodological rigour. Presenters are expected to submit their complete manuscripts before the conference.

Abstracts can be submitted using this link:

Important Dates


JULY 31, 2024


AUGUST 15, 2024


NOVEMBER 15, 2024


NOVEMBER 29 & 30, 2024

Registration Fees Details

Registration Category Fee
Student INR 2500
Faculty/Academicians INR 4000
Practitioner INR 6000
Foreign Participants $100



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VIT, Vellore

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