National Seminar on Changing Paradigms of Corporate Governance @ CUSAT, Kochi [Feb 14-15]: Submit by Jan 10


School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology [CUSAT] is one of the oldest law schools in India imparting quality legal education. The University Grants Commission granted the Special Assistance Programme [SAP] on Corporate Governance and Securities Law to School of Legal Studies, in recognition of its competence in undertaking research in frontier areas of law.

The two day National Seminar on “The Changing Paradigms of Corporate Governance” is being organised as part of the UGC Special Assistance Programme [SAP] on Corporate Governance and Securities Law. The seminar aims to bring academia, researchers and law students together to address the changing paradigms and recent developments in corporate governance in India.

Call for Papers

Research papers are invited from the academicians, researcher scholars, practitioners and law students on the broad themes given below. Research paper should apply research skills and must highlight the specific research problem. The work should be original, previously unpublished and must not be in the stage of submission/consideration elsewhere.

 Themes Identified

  • Corporate governance in India: Recent developments
  • Changes in structure and composition of board of directors
  • Distribution of power among corporate organs
  • Corporate decision making processes
  • External and Internal rules of governance
  • Corporate Governance issues related to ownership patterns
  • Role of Shareholders and their engagement in governance of companies
  • Global Trends in corporate governance


Interested candidates can register by filling the registration form given here.

The interested participants shall send an abstract of 500-700 words on any topic identified for deliberation.

Guidelines for Submission

The abstract must be submitted electronically via email to on or before 10th January 2020. The abstract shall provide the scheme of the research paper. Abstract must be accompanied with name, designation, official address, phone number and email Id of the author(s).

The full paper must be submitted via email in MS Word format (.docx).  The file name of full paper shall contain name of author along with title of paper. The paper must follow a uniform format- Times New Roman, Font Size 12, 1.5 line spacing, word limit: 5000-7500.

All references must be in the form of footnotes. Uniform pattern of citation must be followed. Failure to comply with the above stipulations will result in the rejection of the paper. Co-authorship is allowed only up to two authors. Presentation of paper can be done only by any one of the author(s) of the paper.
All abstracts and final papers submitted shall undergo an internal review process and the acceptance of the abstract & full paper for the seminar will be communicated through email.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for participation is Rs 500.The payment can be made at the time of registration on the spot. The fee will cover tea and lunch on both days of seminar. No TA/DA will be provided by the host institution. Participants have to make their own arrangements for accommodation.

Important Dates

Last date for abstract submission: 10th January 2020

Last date for confirmation of acceptance of paper: 15th January 2020

Last date for full paper submission: 5th February 2020

Date of Seminar: 14th – 15th February 2020

Contact Info


Dr. P.S. Seema, Coordinator UGC-SAP, SLS, CUSAT

Dr. Preetha S., Deputy Coordinator, UGC-SAP, SLS, CUSAT: Ph: 9446208509

Mrs.Shruthi Manohar, Project Fellow, UGC/SAP: Ph: 9995784769

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