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 Recent Updated:20-02-2020

National Seminar on Employment Scenario in India: Issues, Challenges and Way Forward 18-19 March 2020, CMDR Dharwad

About the Seminar:

Among the challenges faced by India, unemployment is one of the important and crucial issues in the recent years. Unemployment is closely linked with various factors like poverty, lack of skilled labour force, lack of human capital, improper government policy & programmes and lack of awareness among the people. The problem of unemployment creates unhealthy society, and unequal income distribution. Further, there are studies, which have shown that crime and unemployment have the strong positive association. Hence, since independence, in India Central and State governments have been implementing various acts, policies and schemes to reduce the unemployment, achieve the higher economic growth and create a healthy society. In developing countries like India, the problem of unemployment and under employment is observed in all the three sectors of the economy. In agriculture sector, disguised unemployment, seasonal employment and under employment are commonly observed. In the secondary sector, the problem of underpaid and unskilled labour force is observed. In the tertiary sector, jobs are not secured and early retirement is prevalent.

In present day due to global economic slow-down and slow economic growth in India, unemployment has increased significantly. Hence, given this background the present seminar is intended to provide a platform for academicians, researchers and policy makers to discuss the issues related "Employment Scenario in India: Issues, Challenges and Way Forward”.


Sub-themes of the Seminar:

 ·       Technological Transfer and Labour Utilization in Agriculture Sector

·       Rural Non-Farm Employment

·       Rural Employment Programmes: focus on MGNREGS

·       Agriculture Sector and Employment

·       Industrial Labour Problems

·       Youth Employability

·       Youth Entrepreneurship and Self- Employment

·       Youth and Labour market policies

The list is indicative and not exhaustive.

·       Youth Unemployment and under employment

·       Gender Issues of Employment

·       Urban Unemployment Challenge

·       Self Employment and Entrepreneurship

·       Service Sector and Employment

·       IT and BT Sectors

·       Workers in Construction Sector

·       Migration for Employment

Outcome of the Seminar: The seminar proceedings will be published as a book by a reputed publisher and it can be used by the scholars, academicians and policy makers as a source of information. The seminar outcome will also be submitted to the concerned ministries in government of India as recommendations for further consideration and action.


Paper Submission: Papers should not exceed 8000 words (including tables and appendices) along with an abstract of about 500 words in MS Word format should be sent to 

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on or before 05.03.2020. Authors of the selected papers will be informed on 10.03.2020


TA and DA: All selected paper contributors will be provided with travel assistance (II AC / Bus Fare). Needless to mention that local hospitality would also extended to the participants. There will not be any registration charges for paper presenters.


About CMDR, Dharwad: The Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research (CMDR) has been functioning since 1976 as an autonomous non-profit research organisation. The ICSSR, New Delhi, recognized CMDR as a national level research institute for social science research in 1990. The aims and objectives of the Centre include conducting research on issues of socio- economic development, and decentralised planning at the sub-regional, regional and national levels in a multi-disciplinary framework, covering economic, social, political and cultural dimensions of human behaviour. CMDR also regularly organises capacity building programmes, research methodology workshops and Ph.D. programmes in Social Sciences. CMDR has now emerged as an active Think Tank of North Karnataka.


Contact Person: 

Dr. S V Hanagodimath Assistant Professor, CMDR, Dharwad

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