Symbiosis International University

Prof. Dr. S B Mujumdar established Symbiosis on the principles of Vedic thought of "World as One Family" and is resplendent of the activities and students of several countries. Symbiosis International University has established institutes across the 7 faculties: Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health & Bio-medical Sciences, Media, Communication & Design, Humanities & Social Sciences and Engineering. It is host to over 27,000 Indian and International students on campus. Recently Symbiosis International University was re-acccredited by UGC NAAC with ‘A’ Grade. The University has collaborations with several renowned universities of the world and encourages students & faculty exchange and participation in various academic and research programmes.

Symbiosis Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research (SCALSAR)

Symbiosis Law School, Pune encourages research and publications among faculty, students and peers and thus a separate centre called SCALSAR has been established. SCALSAR regularly conducts skills training programmes to groom the faculty and students in conducting research and publishing research in reputed and indexed journals. SCALSAR publishes Symbiosis Contemporary Law Journal (SCLJ) and Symbiosis Student Law Review (SSLR) through Lexis Nexis. SLS, Pune subscribes to the online databases, like Manupatra, SCC Online Case Finder, Westlaw, LexisNexis, Index to legal periodical, JSTOR, and other international databases like Kluwer Arbitration Online, Kluwer Patent Law Online, Kluwer Competition Law for research purposes. The papers presented at the Annual Conference are published in an ISSN Journal by SCALSAR.SLS, Pune also facilitates JRF/PhD coursework for the Faculty of Law, SIU.

Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Symbiosis Law School (SLS) Pune stands for excellence in legal education and is a constituent of Symbiosis International University. It has over the years prominently featured in the top 10 Law colleges in the country. Bar Council has conferred SLS Pune with the gold star award in 2013. It is also conferred with the honour of being a core partner in the global network of legal institutes, the Erasmus Mundus, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) — a grant for bilateral Faculty student exchange with Leibniz University of Hannover, Brunswick European Law School of Ostfalia, University of Applied Sciences, Germany, membership of International Association of Law Schools (IALS), USA and Asian Law Institute, Singapore. Established in 1977, SLS Pune in a journey of 40 years has achieved various milestones in teaching, learning and research. SLS Pune imparts high quality education through its various programmes such B.A.LL.B (Honors)/B.B.A LL.B (Honors), Three years LL.B, Master of Laws (LL.M), and different diploma programmes. SLS, Pune also facilitates the PhD coursework for the Faculty of Law, SIU.


About the Conference cum Workshop

The Annual Research Conference on Contemporary Legal Scholarship organized by SLS Pune since 2012 is a highly anticipated day in the calendar for legal scholars and students. This year we are happy to unfold the conference is a new format which includes a skills training workshop. The conference over the years has endowed a strong platform to discuss, collaborate and explore diverse issues in the field of legal studies. It invites some of the great minds from within and outside India to share and discuss their ideas on contemporary research. SLS, Pune is privileged to announce the sixth edition of the Annual Research Conference on Contemporary Legal Scholarship cum Legal Research Skills Training Workshop for the year 2017 in the month of September. For the very first time, the conference shall be held over the span of two days to accommodate a workshop designed especially for PhD scholars and other researchers to augment the legal research skills.


The conference cum workshop aims to provide a forum for participants at national level, to research and to test new ideas and further build on these ideas. It provides opportunities for enhanced research skills, future collaborations and joint publications.

The conference cum workshop is being conducted with four vital objectives:

  • To receive hands on training in legal research from the best in the fraternity.
  • To bring together students and research scholars at national level to foster scholarly exchange of ideas.
  • To build collegial network and facilitate ongoing sharing of ideas.
  • To present research work in progress, working papers, finished papers or research articles on law to the identified tracks, in supportive and encouraging environment where experts and scholars are available to review and comment.


The speakers and resource persons for the Conference cum Workshop are the best in the fraternity and are invited from India and Abroad. The Schedule of the Two Day Sixth Annual Research Conference on Contemporary Legal Scholarship cum Legal Research Skills Training Workshop is as follows:

Conference Committee

  • Dr. Shashikala Gurpur
  • Chairperson & Director
  • Dr. Bindu S. Ronald
  • Convener & Deputy Director
  • Dr. Shashikant Hajare
  • Member
  • Dr. Aparajita Mohanty
  • Member
  • Dr. Rupal Rautdesai
  • Member
  • Dr. Surya Rashmi Rawat
  • Member
  • Dr. Atmaram Shelke
  • Member
  • Dr. Swapnil Bangali
  • Member
  • Dr. Vanisree Ramanathan
  • Member
  • Prof. Abhijit Vasmatkar
  • Member
  • Prof. Nidhi Tewari
  • Member
  • Prof. Ujwal Nandekar
  • Member
  • Prof. Pallavi Mishra
  • Member
  • Mr. Mahesh Deshpande
  • Research Scholar
  • Mr. Raj Verma
  • Research Scholar

Important Dates & Application

Important Dates

The selected papers shall be published in a reputed Journal bearing ISSN after due review process.

Particulars Dates

Registration by the Delegates
Requirements :

  • Application form *
  • Abstract for Conference (wishing to present in the conference track)
  • Research proposal for Workshop (wishing to participate in the workshop)
20 August 2017 - Extended Deadline
Date for Intimation of Abstract/proposal Acceptance and confirmation of Participation – By the Organizers 19 August 2017
Last date for full paper submission for the Conference – By the Delegates 31 August 2017
Date for Intimation of Acceptance of Paper / Presentation – By the Organizers 05 September 2017
Last date for Payment of Registration Fee and Form 10 September 2017
Conference Date 16 & 17 September 2017

* Application Criteria

  • Application Form as prescribed
  • Latest updated CV listing out their past Research experience
  • Statement of Purpose (max-300 words)
  • Research Proposal/ Outline (max-1500 words)
  • Submission of Abstract and Full paper if selected (optional for presenting at Conference)
  • Application Form as prescribed
  • Latest updated CV listing out their past Research experience
  • Statement of Purpose (max-300 words)
  • Research Proposal/ Outline (max-1500 words)
  • Application Form as prescribed
  • Submission of Abstract and Full paper if selected

The Application form and all other required documents shall be sent by email to

Application form

(To be filled in and which can be mailed along with CV and SOP)

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee

For participation in Workshop For participation in Conference
Indian Delegates Rs.5000 Rs.1500
International Delegates from Developed Countries: Example USA and Europe USD 200 USD 70
International Delegates from SAARC Countries USD 100 USD 35

(50% discount will be applicable for Faculty or student of Symbiosis International University only)

Registration details

The Registration fee can be paid by Demand Draft drawn in favour of Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune payable at Pune. Please mention your name and the purpose behind the Demand Draft. The Demand Draft should be sent to the following address:

  • Director, Symbiosis Law School,Pune
  • Survey No. 227, Plot No.11, Rohan Mithila,
  • Opposite Pune Airport, New VIP Road,
  • Viman Nagar, Pune - 411014.
  • Ph: 020-66861100 / 18

Alternatively the Registration fee can be paid by NEFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)

NEFT Details are as follows:

  • Name of the A/C Holder: SS-SIU-SLS RECEIPT A/C
  • Name of the Bank: Bank of India
  • Branch Address: Karve Road Branch, Pune, Maharashtra, India- 411004.
  • A/C No: 050310210000019
  • Type of Account: Saving Account
  • MICR No: 411013011
  • IFSC Code: BKID0000503
  • Swift Code: BKIDINBBPMB

Contact Us

How to reach Symbiosis Law School, Pune (Venue of Conference)

The campus of Symbiosis Law School, Pune is located Opp. Pune International Airport, VIP Road, Viman Nagar, Pune – 411014.

It is about 7 km away from Pune Railway Station, and 14 km away from Shivajinagar Bus Stand.

Contact Details

  • Dr. Shashikala Gurpur, Fulbright Scholar
  • Director, Symbiosis Law School, Pune
  • Dean, Faculty of Law, SIU
  • Formerly Member (Part-Time), Law Commission of India
  • Symbiosis Law School,Pune,Survey No. 227, Plot-11,
  • Opposite Pune International Airport VIP Road, Viman Nagar, Pune- 411014, Maharashtra, India
  • 020- 66861161, 020- 66861127
  • 8380020927
  • Email:

About Pune

About Pune

Famously known as the Oxford of the East, Pune hosts a vibrant and talented youth culture from all around the world. Pune surrounded by the Western Ghats is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra and invites every academic for an intellectual retreat. The latest addition on the 100 smart cities in India, placed at just a 3 hour drive from Mumbai, Pune has culminated into a hub for business, IT and higher studies due to its geographical location. It is hailed as the cultural capital of Maharashtra aside being the eight largest metropolis in India. Once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire, in recent years Pune has developed strong educational infrastructure and fostered talented young minds in diversified fields of study. Thus, it is a city of many opportunities and cultures.


Pune has a tropical wet and dry climate with average temperatures ranging between 20 to 28 °C (68 to 82 °F) in September. September is the last month of monsoon. Heavy rainfall is expected in 2017. Hence the participants are requested to carry raincoats and umbrellas.