The GNLU Centre for Women and Child Rights is organizing a two-day “Right to Education Conclave” on 8th – 9th October 2022 at Gujrat National Law University, Gandhinagar. The RTE Conclave is a first-of-a-kind conference that seeks to bring academicians, students, practitioners, activists, and policymakers together to work towards the effective implementation of the RTE Act, both in essence and spirit. The Conference aims to set a reference point for future discourse on the RTE Act by identifying and addressing some of the contemporary issues and challenges. The Two-days Conclave is expected to witness many participants, including students, renowned keynote speakers, practitioners, and academicians from different parts of the country.

Main sub-themes of the Conclave are:

  1. Role of Legal Professionals and students of law in improving access to education in India.

  2. NEP 2020 and RTE Act 2009: Issues, challenges, and way forward.

  3. Implementation of Section 12(1)c of the RTE Act, 2009 in India.

  4. Understanding RTE in light of specially-abled children.

  5. Reforms in the school examination system.

  6. Education as a subject under the concurrent list: Emerging issues between Centre and States.

  7. Economic Analysis of RTE Act, 2009.

  8. Regulation of Private Unaided Schools in India.

  9. Role of RTE in addressing challenges for doubly oppressed and marginalized sections.

  10. Education and Gender. Re-imagining Indian Education Laws in light of global standards.

  11. Impact of social media on the Right to education.

  12. The future of Ed-tech in the development of the Education Centre in India.

  13. Please note that the list of sub-themes is merely suggestive and non-exhaustive in nature. The authors can choose to submit manuscripts on other relevant and contemporary topics under the broad theme.

It is also pertinent to point out that the top three papers will be awarded a cash prize as well as a certificate of merit. Further, the conclave shall also ensure ample opportunities to interact with professionals and practitioners in the RTE sector. The last date for the submission of abstracts for the conclave is 31st July, 2022. The communication of acceptance of the abstracts shall be done by the 8th of August, 2022. The last date for the final paper submission is the 8th of September,2022. The communication of acceptance of full paper shall be done by the 15th of September, 2022. The payment of conference fee must be cleared by the 17th of September 2022.

Please find attached herewith the Conclave brochure as well as the link for abstract submission.  The GNLU Centre for Women and Child Rights look forward to positive responses and participation.

Link for Abstract Submission: HERE

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