National Conference on Environmental Degradation


The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act, 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, to fulfil the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization. The University was accredited with ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2015. RGNUL, Punjab was granted autonomy under UGC Regulations, Clause 5 Dimensions of Autonomy for Category-II Universities in April 2018.


The Punjab Pollution Control Board was constituted in the year 1975 vide Punjab Government Notification No. 6186-BR II (4) 75/24146 dated 30.07.1975, after the enactment of the Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 to preserve the wholesomeness of water. Subsequently, with the enactment of other environmental laws, the responsibility to implement the provisions of such laws was also entrusted to the Punjab Pollution Control Board in the State of Punjab.


The department of Sociology at RGNUL, Punjab was established in 2013. The subject of Sociology has been taught in the institution from the year 2006. Presently, the department runs six (6) papers of Sociology Major (for first to sixth semester) and Three (3) papers of Sociology Minor (for first, second and fourth semester) for all the batches. The department has been organizing various events of national as well as international level. Many seminars, conferences and training programmes have been organized by the faculty of the department from time to time. Series of lecture are also organized by inviting professionals from various fields of social sciences. The Objective of the department is overall development of the students inclusive of academic growth and psychological health. Various sessions of counseling are held by the faculty of the department to address social issues affecting the students in order to empower them socially to deal with the challenging social situations efficaciously. The department of Sociology is committed to undertake academics and research in order to produce functional results for the society and various communities.


Change is inevitable in nature and implication. When the alterations occur in the social structures, social systems, social institutions and organization, they effect and influence al the communities. Further, all the changes taking place in different communities are not same; somewhere these changes are functional and in some instances, these changes lead to devastations and adversities. When we talk about communities, we can refer to gender; old aged people; youth; children; literate and illiterate people; rural and urban dichotomy and the like. The planned National Conference aims at understanding the impact of Social Change and Development on Youth as a prominent community. It also aims to explore how the youth is contributing to the developmental processes and policies. ‘Youth’ is the future of any nation and it needs to be invested in, in terms of physical as well as mental health; education; employability; happiness indexing; social security; spiritual strength; secondary and professional socialization; capacity building and skill development; and the like. The world is noticing suicide in youth as a major issue, and India is not any exception. Youth unrest is one such social issue which is creating a vicious circle of deviance, criminality and oppression. This vicious circle traps youth in corrupt and anti-social practices in many cases. Lack of sex education during the years of primary as well as secondary education is resulting into devastating developments in the mind oriented to sexuality; which is reflected in the conflicts occurring between the social processes like modernization and westernization and the traditional value structures. The confusions resulting out of such conflicts need to be addressed, without which the youth easily gets misguided and dragged either to anti-social behavioural patterns or to withdrawal from society; a very dangerous mental state ‘Alienation’. Youth and its traits, issues, and challenged need to be understood and responded to, with an interdisciplinary approach; which can pave a functional way for bringing this community to the platform of sustainable development and growth.

The proposed conference plans to invite experts from all the social sciences (Sociology; Law; History; Political Science; Psychology; Anthropology; Economics; Public Administration and the like) and Humanities also. the main agenda is to design and propose logically workable policy documents to be submitted to governments on state as well as central level; which shall mainly aim to create a scenario where mental health of youth is taken as a paramount concern and the policy making is done by the government accordingly. Several books shall be published after making judicious selection of the research paper/s and article/s submitted and presented for the conference. Some papers carrying rational thought and impressive structure along with ‘originality’ shall be published in reputed peer reviewed journals being run by Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, Patiala.

Please refer to the Brochure for Sub-themes and Submission Guidelines.



  • Online Participants (same for students, professionals, academicians and others) – ₹708/- (inclusive of GST) per head

  • Offline participants- ₹1180/-(inclusive of GST) for Professionals and ₹708/-for Students.

Co-authorship is limited to three authors maximum for one manuscript. Each author shall pay the Registration Fee separately.

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Three best papers from all the submissions shall be selected by the organising committee and the Author/shall be awarded Rs. 5000/-for their paper.

  • One paper presentation shall be selected from every business session of the seminar and the Author/s shall receive an additional certificate for the best paper presentation.

  • One special paper which would be chosen by the experts would be rewarded a Business Premium LinkedIn pass worth rupees 36000/- by our partner Aadi Foundation.

Note: This shall be done for papers presented during the offline sessions only.

We request for ‘in-person’ attendance and participation, which shall surely give more meaning to the conference and shall help all do develop network for future events.


  • Submission of the Abstract: 15thMarch, 2024

  • Acceptance mails on Rolling Basis

  • Final Submission of Papers: 25thMarch, 2024

  • Immediate registration after finalisation of abstract is recommended.

  • Offline Sessions: 25th April, 2024

  • Online Sessions: 26th April, 2024



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