We encourage scholars to propose thematic sessions, on topics that fit within the frame of the conference. It will be the responsibility of the proposer to garner at least five speakers willing to present papers in the proposed theme. We encourage thematic sessions that have speakers from diverse disciplines, affiliations, and backgrounds. To propose such a session, the proposer will have to write out a theme proposal (c.300 words), which the organising committee will review and approve. The individual papers proposed under an approved theme will have to go through the usual process of review for acceptance.



Please send in abstracts of c. 300 words (no longer than one A4 page), with a separate document giving a brief biography of c. 150 words, to: by 31st July 2018Please indicate which theme the abstract is submitted under. Abstracts may be either in English or Sanskrit. The abstract must clearly indicate the objective of the study, the kind of investigation and the results or findings.

All selected participants will be asked to submit their papers internally by 30th September, which will be circulated among participants of the relevant session, so that they can familiarise themselves with co-participants’ work prior to the conference.

All papers and submissions to the NFSI conference are subject to peer review before acceptance. Abstracts may be in English or Sanskrit  (Times new Roman 12/Arial Unicode). Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. State the objectives and findings clearly within the abstract. Please look at the list of themes in the Conference announcement and indicate which theme your paper fits best under. Even if the paper is in Sanskrit, please list keywords in English.

Please submit your presentation abstract electronically with the following Submission Form –