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National Seminar | “Examining Contemporary Constitutional Challenges: Privacy, Rights and Federalism in India” by The Society for Constitutional Law Discussion: 13th April 2024

National Seminar on Examining Contemporary Constitutional Challenges Privacy, Rights and Federalism in India

Last Updated on February 22, 2024 by Administrator

The Society for Constitutional Law Discussion (TSCLD) is hosting an online National Seminar, open for submissions until March 25th, 2024.

About The Society for Constitutional Law Discussion

The Society for Constitutional Law Discussion (TSCLD) was established by the students of Chanakya National Law University, Patna, with a vision to provide a platform for public discourse and deliberation vis-à-vis Constitutional Law. The Society, through its E-Magazine and Blogs, intends to serve as a platform for students, academicians, and practitioners to engage in Constitutional law discussion and writing. The Constitution gives us the first and last hope for rights, liabilities, and justice. TSCLD provides a platform where you can write and express your opinion on different issues related to Constitutional Law fearlessly.

Concept Note

Exploring contemporary constitutional challenges in India, this seminar delves into Privacy, Rights, and Federalism. Key themes include contemporary issues that are being widely discussed in academic and public discourses. Through expert panels and paper presentations, we aim to analyse constitutional provisions, identify challenges, and develop recommendations for optimised governance. The seminar seeks to foster dialogue, provide guidance, and build a community of experts to address 21st-century constitutional complexities.


1.    Privacy and Data Protection in Digital Age

  1. Privacy, Surveillance and Security
  2. Right to be Forgotten
  3. Significance of Consent in Data Protection Regime
  4. Data Localization and Cross Border Flow of Data

2.    Fundamental Rights:

  1. Sub-categorization in Scheduled Castes
  2. Anti-Defection Law: Legal and Ethical Implications
  3. The Legal Landscape of Same-Sex Marriages
  4. Supreme Court’s verdict on Electoral Bonds
  5. Freedom of Assembly and Protest with Special emphasis on the Framer’s Protest.

3.    Federalism:

  1. Inter-State Water Disputes and Cooperative Governance:
  2. Constitutional Amendments and Centre-State Relations
  3. Constitutional Rights and Governance in Crisis
  4. Fiscal Federalism and Revenue Sharing Mechanisms
  5. Federalism and Environmental Governance

Note: The list is only indicative and not exhaustive. Any other topic related to the Seminar theme may also be submitted.

Submission Guidelines

The participants are required to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. The abstract shall not be more than 300 words. Abstracts must be submitted by the specified deadline. The abstract should be original and not published elsewhere. The selection committee’s decision on abstract acceptance is final.
  2. The abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Editorial Board and only shortlisted abstracts will be invited to submit final papers as well to present them in the Seminar. The final paper should be submitted after the intimation of acceptance of the abstract.
  3. Authors of accepted abstracts must submit their full papers by the designated deadline. Full papers should conform to the provided guidelines and must be the original work of the author(s).
  4. The submission should be only mailed in either of the file formats, i.e., .doc OR .docx. No other format shall be accepted.
  5. All (final) submissions should be sent with a separate cover letter indicating:
    1. Name of the Author(s),
    1. Institutional Affiliation,
    1. Email address,
    1. Contact Number (preferably WhatsApp) and,
    1. Topic of the paper.
  6. During submission of the final paper, the email subject should contain “National Seminar – Final Paper Submission_Title of the Paper”.
  7. Full paper shall not exceed 5000 words (excluding footnotes). It shall be typed in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 on A4 size paper on any of the sub-themes of the conference with a 1” margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word.
  8. Format: Submission must be in Times New Roman, font size- 12, justified and with 1.5 line spacing, Paper size: A4 Sheet with a margin of 1 inch. The heading should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 14, Bold, 1.5 line spacing, center-aligned, while the sub-heading should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 13.
  9. Footnotes must be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10, with 1.0 spacing.
  10. A maximum of two authors is allowed. The co-authored paper should give the aforementioned details about both authors.
  11. The authors shall strictly adhere to the ILI Citation format for reference.
  12. Plagiarism up to a maximum of 10% is permitted.
  13. By submitting an abstract and paper, authors grant the organising committee the right to publish the material in seminar-related publications.

Seminar Details

  • Eligibility: Students, Legal professionals, Academicians, researchers, Policymakers, and enthusiasts of constitutional law
  • Confirmation of Participation: Participants must confirm their intention to present their paper at the seminar. Failure to confirm participation may result in the exclusion of the paper from the seminar program.
  • Presentation Guidelines: Presenters are allotted a specific time for their presentations, and adherence to the schedule is mandatory. The presentation should align with the submitted abstract and paper.
  • Certificates: Certificates of participation will be provided to all registered participants. Certificates of presentation will be issued to authors presenting their papers.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Last Date: 15th March2024
  • Last Date of Fee Payment: 25th March 2024
  • Last Date of Full Paper Submission: 25thMarch 2024
  • Venue: Online
  • Date & Time: 13th April 2024 [Time to be notified later]

Registration Details

Registration fee for this seminar (to be payable only after abstract acceptance) is:  

  • Single Author: Rs. 500/-
  • Co-Authorship (Two Authors): Rs. 800/-

The registration fee is non-refundable.

Interested participants can register and submit their abstracts using the online registration form available here.

Contact Details

In case of any queries or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact the undersigned:

  1. Mr. Ayush Kumar, Core Team Member, at +91-7480830235 or
  2. Ms. Ishita Singh, Event Coordinator, at +91 96504 32228 or

Official Link

The Official Link to this event is available here.

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