Faculty of Law, Sri Guru Gobind Tricentenary (SGT) University in collaboration with Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), (National University of Malaysia) is organizing an International Colloquium on Academic Leadership, Freedom and Research Ethics in Law and Social Sciences: Perspectives of India and Malaysia on 13th November, 2019 (Wednesday) at Faculty of Law, SGT University, Gurugram.

About the Colloquium 

Education is a harbinger of development, modernization and social change. A robust higher education system is very essential to generate new ideas and innovation that can propel global competitiveness and sustenance of a vibrant economy. A good quality higher education is a key to transition to knowledge economy.
The scope of legal education, liberal arts and social sciences has expanded with the changing nature of economy and society. There is an emerging trend in the academia to  integrate humanities, arts with  professional education, Science and Technology, Engineering, Medicine (STEM) courses in order to develop  all aspects of human beings – intellectual, aesthetic, social, physical, emotional and moral as part of holistic education to produce good human beings and to create a better world. The integration of liberal arts with professional education has resulted in cognitive and lateral thinking of students and an enhancement of research skills in Ivy League Universities in the US.  
In view of proliferation of law schools and spread of liberal arts and social science education today, it is a high time to deliberate upon academic leadership, academic freedom and research ethics in the fields of legal and social science education in order to have a deeper understanding of it.

About SGT University and  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University (SGT) was established in the year 2013 with a vision of nurturing  future leaders for nation building. The University is located in Gurugram, a satellite town of  Delhi-NCR region.  It is  the youngest university to be  awarded “GOLD” University rating during the QS India Summit held in the year 2018
The National University of Malaysia  popularly known as Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM) is a Public University located in Bandar Baru Bangi, at south of Kuala Lumpur in the state of Selangor. It is one of the most prestigious Universities  ranked at 184th position in world in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

Colloquium theme and Sub-Themes
The colloquium theme is “Academic Leadership, Freedom and Research Ethics in Law and Social Sciences: Perspectives of India and Malaysia “.  The sub themes are following, but are not restricted to:
  • Higher education: Then and Now
  • Globalization of Higher Education
  • Higher Education Policy 
  • Privatization of Higher Education
  • Importance and Integration of Liberal Arts in  Professional  Education
  • Judicial Pronouncements Effecting Higher Education
  • Dynamics of Professional Education
  • Pedagogy: Issues and Challenges 
  • Role of Technology in Higher Education: Threats and Advantages 
  • Academic Leadership and Freedom in Higher Education: Contemporary Scenario
  • A Comparative Perspective on Legal and Social Science Education
  • Perceptions and Perspectives on Contemporary Legal and Social Science Education
  • Impacts of Private and Public Higher Educational Institutions
  • Ethics in Legal and Social Science Education and Research
  • Research and Innovation in Legal and Social Science Education
  • Objectivity in Socio Legal Research in Globalized World
  • Synthesis of Legal Education and Legal Research
  • Legal Education:  Comparisons, Critical Reviews and The Way Forward
  • Legal Education: Global Scenario

Guidelines for abstract submission
Participants are required to submit a written abstract with the word limit of 250 words containing the title of paper, name of author, affiliation, key words and the main arguments of the final paper. Please adhere to the submission guidelines-Microsoft word text format with 1.5 line spacing and with the font size of 12 (Times New Roman). Kindly avoid from using any footnote, pdf text format and any other special formatting in abstract. 
Abstracts can be sent to [email protected] 

Registration fee details
The selected participants need to pay the following registration fee (cash only) at the venue of the colloquium. No DA/TA and accommodation will be provided to the participants.  The registration fee includes conference kits and refreshments. 
Academicians/ professionals: Rs 1000/-
Students / Research Scholars: Rs 500/-

Important Dates to remember
Last date for receiving abstract
 28th September, 2019
Announcement of abstract Selection
 30th September, 2019
Last date for receiving final paper
 7th November, 2019
Date of Colloquium
13th November, 2019

Contact details
Dr. M. Mahalingam, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, SGT University, Gurugram.
Mobile: 9953553048; 8076239112