uction took birth in the society. Different religions have different notions of marriage in their personal laws. For some religions the base of marriage is spirituality and for some the objective of marriage is to reproduce. Indirectly or directly the objective of all religions is to have child who will be supporting the couple in their old age. 

However, in the modern times and competitive era the married couples find it difficult to have their own babies either because of biological reasons or socio-economic reasons. Therefore, in order to fulfil this desire of infertile couples some religions keeping in view spiritual obligations have adopted notion of adoption. However, this frustrates their basic urge of having their own progeny and thereby it makes them difficult to fulfil their religious aspirations and personal desires. 

To fulfil this desire, in this modern world, medical science has now developed to the extent of making available some mechanisms like IVF, Test tube baby, surrogacy etc thereby making it possible for such couples to fulfil their desire of having their own progeny. Such medical advancements have become more popular in the competitive era where the focus of people have been more on employment and personal autonomy and thereby making it easy for them to have work life balance. Statistics shows that 25,000 children in India were born out of surrogacy as it has gained popularity and India being a developing country with less GDP it has become easy target for surrogacy. 

Surrogacy conceptually and practically has several dimensions and it involves interplay of all disciplines such as law/medicine/taxation/commerce/morality/religion/human rights/social connotation/economic implications/human trafficking etc. To address all this disciplines and thereby to explore the concept of surrogacy it is required for the academicians and stake holders and industry people to come together, to form a forum and to discuss the concept of in the interest of justice.  Furthermore, India is heading towards its own surrogacy bill and academic discourse of such nature is required to be there to exchange the ideas and inputs. 

Therefore, we at MNLUA are privileged to organize 2-day virtual Multi-disciplinary Seminar on Surrogacy to revisit the concept of Surrogacy, shed light on economic, social, religious, legal and psychological aspects of surrogacy. 

  1. Themes: 
  • Legal Framework on Surrogacy in India 
  • Constitution of India and Surrogacy 
  • Human Rights and Surrogacy 
  • The religion and surrogacy
  • Validity of Surrogacy contracts
  • Surrogate motherhood: ethical or commercial?
  • Surrogacy and Society 
  • The Paternal Mother Vs. The Surrogate Mother
  • International Commercial Surrogacy Laws
  • Surrogate Mother- Health and Implications
  • Psychological Exploitation in Transnational Surrogacy
  • Commercial Surrogacy: Victims of Globalization?
  • Surrogates: Future in desolate
  • Surrogacy Act: The need of the hour
  1. Seminar Structure:

Day I 

  1. Inauguration Session 
  • Hon’ble Justice Sadhana Jadhav, Judge, Bombay High Court
  • Shashikala Gurpur, Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune 
  1. Session I –  Constitutional and Human Rights and Socio Economic Perspectives of Surrogacy 
  • Chairperson – Prof. Jaykumar, Professor, MNLUA 
  1. Session II – Ethical and Moral dimensions of surrogacy 
  • Chairperson – Sukhwinder Singh, Director, Symbiosis Law School, Nagpur
  1. Session III – Commercial surrogacy and Human Trafficking 
  • Chairperson – Dr. Sunita Adhav, Principal, Modern Law College, Pune

Day II

  1. Session IV – Surrogacy: Medical advancements and Health issues 
  • Chairperson – Dean, Government Medical College, Aurangabad
  1. Session V – Gender Perspective of surrogacy 
  • Chairperson – Mayuri Raghuvanshi, Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India. 
  1. Session VI – Legal perspectives of surrogacy: Problems and Prospects 
  • Chairperson – Dr Anita Rao, Director, Gitam Law School, Gitam University, Vishakhapatnam 
  1. Valedictory Session 
  • Sri Krishna Dev Rao, Vice Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi 
  • Vijaya Rahatkar, Former Chairman, National Commission on Women
  1. Participants:

The seminar will be open for Advocates, Academicians, Doctors, Students of various fields.

  1. Mode of Seminar:

The Seminar will be conducted in Online mode. 

  1. Proposed Date of Seminar:

2.5.2022 and 3.5.2022

     7. Registration of Seminar:

UG/PG/Phd students/Academicians/ professionals (Single Author): Rs 500/-

UG/PG/Phd students/Academicians/ professionals (Co Author): Rs 700/-

Our students: Free

    8. Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

   9. Publication:

Selected papers shall be published in form of Edited book.

10. Dates to remember: 

  • Last date of abstract submission: 15.4.2022
  • Last date for acceptance of abstract: 17.4.2022
  • Last date of payment of fee: 19.4.2022
  • Last date of manuscript submission: 27.4.2022
  • Presentation: 2.5.2022 and 3.5.2022

 11. Convenors:

Dr. Ashok Wadje,

Registrar I/C, MNLU Aurangabad 


Ms Anagha Pedgaonkar,

Teaching Assistant, MNLU Aurangabad 


12. Brochure:

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