Call for Proposals [GNLU International Research Colloquium] | Last Date: 31st April 2023


GNLU has a full-fledged Research and Development Cell consisting of Head, Research Council, Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Teaching & Research Associates, Research Associates, and administrative staff striving to achieve the universities’ goal to excel as a research-based teaching University. Keeping the vision of the University in mind, the Research and Development Cell has established 21 Centers of Excellence. It has carved a niche for itself as a promoter of quality interdisciplinary research covering multiple aspects of law and allied areas besides engaging in training and capacity building activities.


Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), located in Gandhinagar, India, was established by the Government of Gujarat under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003 and is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC). GNLU is a student-centric, multidisciplinary and research-focused University, dedicated to building an environment enabling critical thinking on fundamental legal issues. It offers B.A., LL.B. (Hon.), B.Com., LL.B. (Hon.), B.Sc. LL.B. (Hon.), B.B.A., LL.B. (Hon.), B.S.W. LL.B, LL.M. and Ph.D. in law and allied subjects. GNLU has been ranked among the Top 5 National Law Universities in India by NIRF 2022 Rankings and the Best Law School in Gujarat with 5 Stars by GSIRF. It is the only National Law University to have established its own satellite Campus at Silvassa, UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

GNLU aims to develop a sense of social responsibility among students and research scholars by developing skills with respect to advocacy, legal services, legislative policies and other legal reforms. It aims to promote legal knowledge and make law and the legal process efficient instruments of social development and social justice.


GNLU International Research Colloquium (GIRC) is an annual event organized by the Research and Development Cell, GNLU where it aims to bring together researchers from across the country, and the world, to deliberate and discuss matters of contemporary relevance through an interdisciplinary perspective. The Colloquium will commence in the month of July and will end in the month of June of the succeeding year. It will be conducted in three phases; each phase will be called a workshop. There will be eight sessions in each workshop, conducted by national and international experts on various dimensions of research methodology, publication, and the theme(s) of the Colloquium. 

The participants shall be expected to develop a research article on the theme(s) of their choice during the one-year time period and the same shall be presented before the expert panel. Based on the review, selected papers shall be published in the form of a book or in a national/international  journal of repute.

The workshop shall end with an Annual Research Meet where academicians and research scholars will get an opportunity to present their work to experts and get their valuable inputs. Apart from this, the Meet would also bring together research scholars from diverse fields and disciplinary backgrounds to interact with each other and share the progress of their research.


The Research Colloquium aims:

  • To sharpen the methodological aptitudes and skills of the participants in designing their research;
  • To promote quality research in the selected theme of the Colloquium and to train the participants on how to disseminate the findings and how to convert them into publications;
  • To provide a platform for consultation and to build an academic research network; and
  • To understand the emerging trends and challenges confronted by researchers in this digital era and to find out possible solutions to mitigate such challenges and issues.



Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Successes, Challenges and the Way Forward

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership to address global inequalities and inequities. The Colloquium, therefore, would bring together researchers and experts from different disciplinary backgrounds to shed light on the successes, failures and future prospects of achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


Last Date for Proposal Submission: 30th April 2023

Intimation About Proposal Selection: 15th May 2023

Workshop I (Two Days, Eight Sessions): July 2023

Workshop II (Two Days, Eight Sessions): December 2023

Workshop III & Annual Research Meet (Three Days): June 2024


The Colloquium invites a proposal of 500-1000 words from the applicants along with the duly filled application form. The selection shall be based completely on the basis of the proposal. The proposal should be a detailed summary of the work that states the problem, the objectives, and the methodology to be used. It should be single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. Co-authorship is not allowed.

Link for proposal submission:

Last Date: 11:59 PM 30th April 2023


Researchers and Scholars registered for M.Phil. /Ph.D./PDF in Law or Social Sciences are eligible for participation in the Colloquium.

For international participants, the Colloquium may be in hybrid mode.


Workshop I

The first workshop, spread over a period of two days and eight sessions, will give the participants an opportunity to present their ideas and proposals to experts from the research and publication industry along with experts specialising in the particular theme(s) of the Colloquium. The experts would also conduct sessions on diverse areas of research writing and publication and on the main theme, and sub-themes, of the Colloquium.

Workshop II

The second workshop, spread over a period of two days and eight sessions, will give the participants an opportunity to present to experts the progress they’ve made in the area that they chose to work upon in workshop I. Experts from relevant theme(s) would go through the work of the participants and provide them with feedbacks and suggestions, if any. Apart from this, expert sessions would be conducted on advance research techniques like Bibliometric Analysis and Systematic Literature Review (SLR).

Workshop III

The third and final workshop would conclude the year-long event with the final presentation of the Research Paper or Manuscript written by the participants.


The GNLU International Research Colloquium shall culminate with the Annual Research Meet. This would bring together research scholars from diverse fields and multidisciplinary background to showcase their research in relation to Sustainable Development Goals. The selected research scholars from around the world will get an opportunity to present their research ideas before the experts.


Selected manuscripts of the participants shall be published as a book by a reputed publisher with ISBN or a special issue of an indexed journal.


For Indian Participants: ₹10,000/-

For Foreign Participants: 130 USD

*This fee is exclusive of boarding and lodging for the workshops. The accommodation on GNLU Campus may be made available based on availability. 

Total Intake: Sixty (60)

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