National Seminar on Third Gender Rights: Emerging Trends & Issues

School of Law, IMS Unison University is going to organize the National Seminar on “Third Gender Rights: Emerging Trends & Issues”.

Date: 5th – 6th February, 2016

About the Theme:
Transgender people or individuals of any age or sex whose appearance, personal characteristics or behaviour differs from stereo types as to how men and women are “supposed” to be. Transgender people have existed in every culture, race & class since the dawn of society that nomenclature “transgender” is the invention of this modern world.

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court categorically has laid down that “hijras” or transgender constitute “third gender” neither male nor female having their own valid entitlement for all human rights like all other human beings relieving them from their dilemma of what to mention in the gender column of any application i.e. whether male or female as they are neither male nor female.

The Supreme Court has observed that the third gender cannot be discriminated against with respect to equal opportunities in education, employment and other spheres that their claim must be considered at par with male and female.


  • Status of Transgender: Indian Perspective
  • Status of Transgender: International Perspective
  • Human Rights & Transgender
  • Violation of Rights of Transgender
  • Political Rights of Transgender
  • Employment, Education & Marital Rights of Transgender
  • Role of NGO’s in promoting the welfare of Transgender
  • Any other related issues

Abstract & Paper Format:

Margin Manuscripts must be in single spacing, font size 12 in Times New Roman and all margins: 1.5 inches (left) and 1 inch (top, right and bottom).
Tables Tables must be placed as part of the text. Do not attach tables at the end of the manuscript.
Software Manuscript must be submitted in Microsoft Word 2007 in the above format only.
Title Written in bold, size 14 and centered margin.
Author/s Name, address, e-mail and contact number of all authors, size 12, in Times New Roman font format.
Abstract Between 300 – 350 words, Times New Roman, size 12.
Keywords Should not contain more than five keywords.
Title / Sub Title Written in bold, size 12 and left margin.
Tables / Figures Title of the tables / figure should be written on the top of the tables / figure. Times New Roman, font 12, Bold and centered margin.
Footnoting Footnoting should be done strictly according to Bluebook 19th Edition, Times New Roman, size 10, Line-Spacing 1.
Word Limit Articles should be generally of 4000 – 4500 words (excluding references and footnotes).

The participants are requested to send their abstracts & papers to Ms. Shalini Saxena at and at The best three research papers will be published in Pragyaan: Journal of Law, double blind peer reviewed journal published by School of Law.

Registration Fee:


Upto 10th January, 2016

On the Spot Registration

Without Accommodation With Accommodation Without Accommodation With Accommodation
Academician Rs. 1,000/- Rs. 2,000/- Rs. 1,500/- Rs. 2,500/-
Research Scholar Rs. 800/- Rs. 1,800/- Rs. 1,000/- Rs. 2,000/-
Student Rs. 500/- Rs. 700/- Rs. 1,500/- Rs. 1,700/-

Reasonably comfortable accommodation on twin sharing basis, in Hotels, Guest Houses will be arranged for those who pay registration fee with accommodation. However, those who wish to arrange their own accommodation may be provided assistance as per their requirements submitted well in advance.

Note: The Demand Draft payable at Dehradun, shall be drawn in favour of “IMS Unison University”.

Important Dates:

Last date for Abstract: 25th December, 2015
Date for confirmation of acceptance of Abstract: 30th December, 2015
Last Date for Registration: 10th January, 2016
Submission of full Paper: 20th January, 2016

Dr. Venugopal B. S.
Director – National Seminar 2016
Dean & Head, School of Law
Phone: 0135-3000650, +91-7895674782

Ms. Shalini Saxena
Organizing Secretary – National Seminar 20l6
Phone: 0135-3000659, +91-9634449529

IMS Unison University
Makkawala Greens,
Mussoorie Diversion Road,
Dehradun – 248009, Uttarakhand
Phone: 0135-3000659, +91-9634449529

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