Two-Day International Conference on “Sustainable Development and North East India in the Globalized Era”
29-30, December, 2017

Venue: Sangai Conference Hall, Imphal Hotel, Imphal, Manipur, India

Organized by
Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA) in partnership with D. M. College of Arts, Imphal, G.P. Women’s College, Imphal and Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal, Manipur, India.

Development is a comprehensive process which requires collective effort. It has become a universal goal. However what constitutes development as well as strategies, experiences and challenges of development vary from one nation to another. Development is seen as removal of all the constraints to ‘freedom’. Partnership and inter-dependence characterize development particularly from 1990s. The nature of political system, vision of political leadership and global political and economic environment influence the development process. In India the objectives and strategies of development have changed significantly since 1990s which are clearly distinguishable from those of 1950s. In recent time development has become both mantra and mask for capturing or retaining political power and the central issue of politics in India. Though economic growth rate has increased, regional disparities, inequalities, poverty, unemployment, health challenges, natural disasters and political conflicts continue in the globalised era in India.

In North East India particularly in Manipur infrastructure development, implementing Union government decided and funded schemes and focus on project mode are pursued as ‘development’. The vital components of development like education, health, employment, environment, gender equality, political and economic empowerment of common people, urbanization, justice, transparency and accountability etc. have been neglected in the region. In addition to geographical, political, constitutional and cultural constraints, there are serious issues of the failure to utilize available funds effectively and transparently leading to corruption. Efforts to generate adequate revenue and resources for development are lacking. Rising disparities in development, sharp income inequalities, ethnic identity politics and divergent political demands have emerged in the North East consisting the eight states of India –Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and Sikkim. Union government has largely focused on the big infrastructure development, rely on narrow security approach, failed to prevent illegal immigration and develop stable economic and other ties with the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, Bhutan and Nepal which almost surround the states of North East India. There is need for a paradigm shift and innovative strategies to overcome the constraints of development and political conflicts as well as to ensure dignity of individual, livelihood opportunities and security of common people, gender equality, disaster reduction, justice, good governance and partnership for sustainable development in the globalised era.

In view of the above emerging trends and challenges of development and with a focus on North East India, Federation of Government College Teachers’ Associations, Manipur (FEGOCTA), the apex body of Government College Teachers in Manipur, India in partnership with two government colleges of Manipur : D.M. College of Arts and G.P. Women’s College, Imphal and Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal, Manipur is organizing Two Day International Conference on 29-30 December, 2017. The International Conference will be inter-disciplinary and will focus on policy perspective by bringing together academicians, researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and those who have experience and expertise from North East India including Manipur and other countries. It seeks to fill up the gaps between the knowledge/ research and policy making and implementation on development.

The Conference will deliberate on the following themes and related issues with special reference to the North East India since 1990 onwards and also learning from the experiences of other countries. It will explore the innovative strategies to overcome the present constraints of sustainable development and to promote inclusive society in the North East India:

1. Overview of Economy, Political Economy and Environment (Plenary Session of Invited Talk of 20 Minutes Each)

· Global Experiences and Lessons for Sustainable Development

· Opportunities and Challenges for North East / Manipur in the Globalised Era

· Development and Environment

· Changing Demography and Its Impact on Development

2. Strategy for Economic Growth, Prosperity and Food Security

· Economic Growth and Self-Sufficiency in Food

· Sustainable Agriculture and Expansion of Agro-based Industries

· Employment for All and Ending Poverty

· New Role of Handloom, Handicraft and Other Traditional Products

· Adequate Finances for Development

· Exporting Make in Manipur /other states’ Products./Goods

3. Bioresources Management and Sustainable Development

· Medicinal Plants and Horticultural Resources

· Microbial Resources

· Animal Resources

· Policy towards Bio-economy

4. Environment and Natural Resources

· Sustainable Forest Management

· Effective Management of Drainage System, Landslide and Flood

· New Approaches to Waste Management

· Air Pollution Reduction Strategies

· Traditional Knowledge System and Conservation

· Problems and Prospects of Big Dams

5. Quality Education and Development

· Innovative Strategies for Inclusive and Quality School Education

· Transforming Collegiate Education and Quality Higher Education

· Role of Education in Sustainable Development

· Skill Development and Development

· Entrepreneurial Education for Development

6. New Approaches to Physical and Mental Health

· Ensuring Improved Nutrition

· Making School Going Children Healthy

· Promoting Traditional Foods and Healthy Lifestyles

· Coping Strategy and Policy for Rising Mental Disorders

· Fighting Against Alcoholism and Addiction to Tobacco Products

7. Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

· Empowering Women Politically and Economically

· Bridging up the Gender Gaps in Education

· Improving Women’s Health

· Preventing Crimes against Women

· Dignity and Right of Widows

8. Reducing Inequalities and Disparities in Development

· Reducing Income Inequalities

· Role of Technology in Reducing Social, Cultural and Regional Disparities

· Widening Gaps between Elite and Masses

· Inclusive Social Policy for Marginalized Sections

· Overcoming Imbalances between Hill and Valley in Development

· New Political and Economic Reforms in the Hill for Development

· Overcoming Ethnic Identity Politics for Development

9. Innovative Approach to Justice, Peaceful and Inclusive Society

· Reducing Political and Administrative Corruption

· Ensuring Speedy Justice

· Effective Enforcement of Rule of Law

· Transparency and Accountability in Development Works

· Developing Effective Reviewing and Monitoring Framework

· Protecting Human Rights in Conflict Situation

10. Exploring New Partnerships for Sustainable Development

· Partnership between Government, Private Sector and Civil Society

· Exploring Partnership among the States of North East for Development

· Global Experiences and Lessons for Development

· Partnership Between ASEAN/Neighbouring Countries and North East in Human Resources Development

· Border Trade and Economy

Each paper presenter will give concise presentation highlighting the objectives, summary of the findings/points and suggestions/strategies within 12 minutes. The outcomes of the International Conference will be broadly two: (1) to submit the recommendations of the Conference to the Governments of India and Manipur and (2) to publish the papers in the form of book.

Important Dates

  • Submission of the Abstracts of the Paper in about 550 words   :  8th December, 2017
  • Submission of the Full Paper upto maximum of 5500 words     :  15th  December , 2017
  • Last date of Registration    :   10th December , 2017
  • Date of the International Conference : 29-30 December, 2017

Note: The selection of the papers will be made on the basis of original research and relevance to the themes of the Conference. The title of paper, name of the paper presenter with name of institution along with address, email and phone/mobile shall be provided while submitting the abstract and full paper. 12 Times New Roman font size and footnotes on the same page of the text/paper and bibliography/reference at the end of the text shall be provided.

Registration Fees: Delegates/participants and paper presenters: (A) without accommodation and /within Manipur (i) Rs. 1500/- (Rs. One Thousand Five Hundred) and (ii) Students Rs. 800/-(Rs. Eight Hundred); (B) with accommodation and/ from other parts of India: (i) Rs. 4000/-(Rs. Four Thousand) and (ii) Students Rs. 3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand and Five Hundred) and (C) from other countries with accommodation: Rs.6000/-(Rs. Six Thousand) or equivalent in other currencies.

Mode of Payment of the Registration Fee : Demand Draft/Online Payment
Demand Draft must be made in favour of Thangjam Premita Devi payable at Imphal.
If payment is made through Online Transfer, then the Transaction ID must be mentioned in the Registration Form.
Name of the Bank: Union Bank of India
Branch: Imphal
Account Number: 731002010004745
Name: Thangjam Premita Devi
MICR Code: 795026002
IFSC Code: UBIN0573108

Accommodations:  It will be provided to the outstation delegates and paper presenters from other parts of India and countries subject to the registration and prior confirmation. The accommodation also can be done directly at the hotels located at Imphal, Manipur like Classic Groups of Hotels at, Sangai Continental at, Hotel Anand Continental, Hotel Bheigo etc

Travel: Imphal, the capital city of Manipur, India is connected by Air through Kolkata, India and Guwahati, Assam, India by Air India, Indigo, Air Asia etc. Imphal is connected by roads through Guwahati via Dimapur, Silchar via Jiribam and Moreh, Manipur, India via Tamu, Myanmar.

Weather : The weather at Imphal, Manipur during December end will be cold and warm clothes will b required.

Detailed information and Registration Form are also available at :

Chief Patron
Professor Dinabandhu Sahoo
Director, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal

Patron Members :

Shri Khundrakpam Sarangajit
Principal, D.M. College of Arts Principal,
Dr. B. Lalhari Sharma
Principal, G.P. Women’s College, Imphal

Dr. A. Pishak Singh
President, FEGOCTA

Organizing Committee

Dr. Ch. Sheelaramani
Vice- President, FEGOCTA
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Shri K. Sanaton Sharma
Vice- President, FEGOCTA
Dr. Kh. Mohon Singh
Vice- President, FEGOCTA

Detailed information and Registration Form of the Conference can be had from:

Dr. N. Somorendro Singh,
General Secretary, FEGOCTA      
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(Submission of Abstracts, full papers etc can be sent to the Convener)             

Dr. K. Indramani Singh
D. M College of Arts, Imphal
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Co-convener(Travel and Accommodation)
Dr. Th. Binarani Devi
GP. Women’s College, Imphal
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Tentative Programme ( subject to changes by the Organizing Committee )

Day I : 29 December, 2017

Registration: 9.00 A.M Onwards

9.45 A M (Sharp)

Assemble at the Conference Hall

10. 00 AM to 11.45 AM

Inaugural Session

11.45 AM to 12.00 Noon

Tea Break

12.00 to 1.30 PM

Academic I : Plenary Session

1.30 P M to 2. 10 P.M


2.10 P M to 3.20 PM

Academic Session II

5.00 P M to 6.30 PM

Academic Session III

Day II : 30 December, 2017

9.30 A M to 11. 00 AM

Academic Session IV

Parallel Academic Session V

11.00 A M to 11. 15 AM

Tea Break

11.15 AM to 1.15 PM

Academic Session VI

Parallel Academic Session VII

1.15 PM to 2.00 PM


2.00. 3.20 PM

Academic Session VIII

Parallel Academic Session IX

3.30 to 4.30 PM

Valedictory Function




Contact Info


    Present Address for Correspondence:
    Manipur College, Singjamei , Imphal – 795 008 Manipur, India.


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