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Call for Papers: 1st KIIT University National Conference on Law and Technology

About the Conference

“I tell the world, ‘Make in India’. Sell anywhere but manufacture here. We have the skill and talent for it,” said Narendra Modi during his maiden speech as PM on August 15th, 2014.

Make in India launched on 25th September 2014 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is an initiative of the Government of India to encourage multinational and domestic companies to manufacture their products in India. The Make in India program contains major new initiatives which have been specially designed to aid investment, protect intellectual property, foster innovation, and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure and also to focus on job creation and skill enhancement in twenty five sectors of the economy. This initiative of the government hopes to increase GDP growth and tax revenue and also to attract capital and technological investment in India. Make in India is PM Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to make India a manufacturing superpower.

India, the second most populous country in the world have around 1.252 billion people as our human resource, yet the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is 7th as per the current prices and in terms of Human Development Index (HDI) the nation’s rank is 135th all over the world. Working under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion which was established in the year 1995 was merged with the Department of Industrial Development in 2000. This department is responsible for formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector and also for intellectual property rights relating to patents, design, trademarks etc.

Today in the twenty first century law and technology are intertwined in certain areas. Merging of technology and law raises interesting techno-legal issues that are not easy to handle and often raises conflict. ‘Make in India’ aims to increase intellectual inventions in the nation and their sale outside. These inventions should be protected by a ‘shroud of law’ and fair practices should be employed. This conference to be held aims to make people critically analyze the ‘Make in India’ policy from a techno-legal perspective, to recognize the efficiency of the policy, appreciate the merits and find out ways to overcome the shortcomings.

Theme of the Conference

Make in India- A techno-legal perspective



  • IP Regime and Make in India
  • Legal Challenges in the Defense Sector
  • Manufacturing in India: Technical and Legal issues
  • Emerging Sectors: Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
  • Cyber-Crime Forensics: A techno-legal prospect

Call for Papers

Research papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, scholars and students on the issues related to above themes. It is also proposed that the selected papers by the Committee will be published in the form of an edited journal with ISSN No. Author of selected abstracts would be given an opportunity to present their paper as per requirement of the theme during sessions on the day of the Conference.

Important dates

Release of Notification: 10th November, 2015.

Abstract Submission: 15th December, 2015.

Results of Selected Abstracts: 20th December, 2015.

Last Date of Registration: 20th December, 2015.

Full Paper Submission: 15th January, 2016.

Conference: 30th and 31st January, 2016.


Top three presentation would be given Trophies and Certificates with Money consideration:

Winner: Rs.25000

1st Runner-up: Rs.15000

2nd Runner-up: Rs.10000

Total cash prize is Rs.50000

Participation Certificate would be provided to every participant.

Conference Registration Fees

Student and Research Scholar Registration: Rs.1000

Academicians, professionals, and practitioners: Rs.1500

Accompanying person If any Rs.1000

Fine after the last date of registration (20th December, 2015): Rs. 200

Note: The authors and Co-authors both must register separately.

We would be providing Conference Kit, Food, Accommodation, and Pick-up from Airport, Railway station and Bus Terminal for all participants. Departure of would not be handled by the University.

Registration Details

Participants shall send the printed copy of the registration form and a non-refundable fee, in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favor of –

‘KIIT’ payable at Bhubaneswar (clearly stating the participant’s name and the name of the institution at the reverse side of the Demand Draft)


Mr. Souvik Roy,

Faculty Convenor, KSLT,

School of Law, KIIT University,

Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751024


(Participants are requested to provisionally register themselves in the link undermentioned and before the last date they have to send the registration form duly filled with the demand draft, then only the participants would be considered formally registered, in case of late registration, late fee to be included in the demand draft)

For further details, Contact us:

Akshay Kumar Singh

Student Convenor

KIIT Society of Law and Technology

School of Law, KIIT University

M: +919658781908



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