The Graduate Research Meet is an annual national seminar and researchers meet conducted by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Guwahati is a vibrant centre for research and teaching composed of academics from eleven different disciplines: Archaeology, Development Studies, Economics, English, Geography, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. With its varied range of research interests and expertise, the department promotes interdisciplinary work in humanities and social sciences.
Being the brainchild of an interdisciplinary department, GRM creates a platform for various researchers across the spectrum of Humanities and Social Sciences to meet up and share their studies in various disciplines and inter-disciplinary fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. Thus, through GRM, we are aiming to highlight the latest trends and interdisciplinary nature of the wider disciplines of Humanities and Social Sciences. It also aims to explore the vivid and complex methodologies that underpin the changing trends of research in Humanities and Social Sciences.
The event is organized by the PhD scholars of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. This is an event organized for students by their peer group and therefore offers an excellent opportunity for doctoral students to present their findings and work-in-progress and receive valuable feedback from peers and experts alike.
*Please understand that this is a PhD and M.Phil students ONLY conference and hence, persons with a PhD cannot be an author or a coauthor.
We invite submissions from research scholars in all areas of Humanities and Social Sciences. These can be based on various sources including, ethnography, archival research, field visits, subaltern methodologies, statistical analysis or any novel research methodologies on social issues.
The accepted submissions will be clustered around their common topics and areas of interest. The final program (released approximately about two weeks before the conference) will mirror the research agendas of the delegates rather than a pre-conceived list of arbitrary topics.
THE MEET: OCTOBER 26 & 27, 2018
Abstracts may be submitted by: AUGUST 15, 2018
Intimation of abstract selection:
AUGUST 30, 2018
"The date for Intimation of abstract selection has been postponed due to the overwhelming number of abstracts we have received. Revived date shall be updated soon and the selected and rejected papers would be informed through email. The delay is regretted."
Last date of registration for selected participants: OCTOBER 10, 2018 Last date for full paper submission: OCTOBER 15, 2018
Watch this space: more details coming soon.
For seminar presentations, papers will be allotted 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.
Abstracts should include:
1. The title of the paper
2. A list of 3-5 key-words describing the area and focus
3. The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s)
4. The e-mail addresses and contact details of the author(s).
Abstracts should be between 250-300 words and are to be submitted online here.
Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and acceptance will be notified by AUGUST 30, 2018. The deadline for full paper submission is OCTOBER 15, 2018. Please mail the full paper to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a poster session in which students will be allowed to represent their paper.
Posters should be of 24"x36" size in landscape
Poster templates can be downloaded from here.
Posters can be printed at printing presses in Guwahati. Ask the printer to print in eco solvent printing. If you are not sure where to print your posters, please email the organizing committee for recommendations.
Submission link : here.
Last date of registration: OCTOBER 10, 2018
Paper/poster presenter: Rs. 600
Non-presenting delegates: Rs. 500
*Registration fee includes breakfast, working lunch, dinner, tea and snacks, accommodation in the hostels and a conference kit.
To register yourself please follow the instructions below:
The registration fee should be submitted online to
Account No: 8652101028400
IFSC Code: CNRB0008652
Bank and Branch: Canara Bank, IIT Guwahati
*IMPORTANT: Please send the receipt with transaction details to email@example.com
Accommodation is available within IIT Guwahati campus for participants. Please indicate during on-line registration whether or not you require in-campus accommodation. Accommodation will be allotted on priority basis. Accommodation can be availed for a maximum of five days (which includes the conference dates and one day before and after the conference).
For any queries regarding accommodation, please contact:
Smriti Rekha Singha (firstname.lastname@example.org)
IIT Guwahati is located about 23 Kms away from the Guwahati city. While the city is located on the south bank of the river Brahmaputra, IIT Guwahati is located on the north bank of the river.
From Guwahati Airport
IIT Guwahati is located 23 KMs away from the Guwahati airport. Prepaid taxis are available from the airport to the IITG campus. Taxi fare should not exceed Rs. 500 from the airport to the IITG campus.
From Guwahati Railway Station
IIT Guwahati is 22 KMs away from Guwahati railway station. Call taxis are available from Guwahati city to IITG campus. Call taxis can be booked at least 24 hours prior to the time of journey.
IITG bus from Guwahati
IIT Guwahati runs buses from Guwahati city to IITG campus at regular intervals. The fare is Rs. 10. The designated stop is in near the Reserve Bank of India in Panbazar. It is a 15 minute walk from Guwahati railway station. Click here for bus timings.
There are several call taxi services in Guwahati that you can call ahead of your journey and book. Please see the names and contact information for some of these services. We are not affiliated to any of these services.
The registration fee includes working lunch and tea and snacks. Participants can also avail the hostel's mess service which will, however, not be free. There is also a food court within the campus which offers a variety of dining and snacking options.
Send your queries regarding GRM 2018 to the following contacts.
Organizing Committee - GRM2018
Dept. of HSS
Academic Complex Block F
IIT Guwahati 781039