JLU Gender Equality

Two Days International Conference on Gender Equality

About the Conference:

The Centre for Gender Studies, Research & Development established under the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, functioning under the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Jagran Lakecity University is pleased to invite you to participate in two-days international conference on “Towards Gender Equality: Overpowering Structural Barriers and Reclaiming Agency”, with the aim of bringing together a global cross-section of scholars, practitioners, policy makers and professionals from various colleges, universities and industries to a common platform, making it interdisciplinary in approach, to explore measures towards a gender-just society.In order to overpower the barriers and to achieve gender equality, it becomes very important to understand and then try to overcome them. Particularly, it has been observed that when members of the marginalized gender are provided the tools and opportunities they need to flourish in the careers of their choice, the whole society benefits. Times are changing and we have seen more and more such people entering underrepresented fields and being recognized for their work.  There are still many challenges and we have a lot to achieve yet.
About Jagran Lakecity University:
Jagran Lakecity University is one of the fastest growing and one of the most awarded universities of Central India having practice-based pedagogy at its core. Currently, the university is offering 56-degree programs to more than 2500 students from 8 countries and 27 states of India.The university has numerous Partnerships with Top Industries and International Educational Institutes, ensuring the students get great exposure both nationally and internationally. JLU Bhopal is the only participating university from Central India ERASMUS+ programme under the Tuning India Project, funded by the European Commission and is also currently the country chair for Association of Universities of Asia Pacific (AUAP).Jagran Lakecity University became the first university in MP & CG to be awarded the ‘DIAMOND’ rating by QS I-Gauge, an International Rating agency in June 2021. JLU was ranked 30th best private university in India by the Education World in 2021 and also got the E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation (E-Lead) Certification 2020, by QS I –Gauge. 


India Today and Outlook India, has ranked Jagran School of Journalism and Mass Communication, JLU Bhopal as No.1 in Madhya Pradesh and top 15 in India in 2020 and the University has been bestowed with several prestigious awards, such as ‘University of the Year’ by Government of Madhya Pradesh for consecutive five years from 2015 to 2019 and is recognized as a Global League Institution in 2015 at the House of Commons, London, UK

About Jagran School of Humanities and Social Sciences:

The School commenced its first session from 2014 with an aim to strive for interdisciplinary interactions by challenging the conventional approach. It lays emphasis on practical training, internships, live projects, field visits and expert lectures leading to quality placements. The school offers under graduate Honors and post graduate programs in English Literature and Psychology, which are the most sought-after subjects. We also offer Doctorate in English Literature and Psychology.

About the Centre:

The Centre for Gender Studies, Research and Development is housed in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences under the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Humanities. It has been established to provide a holistic understanding of the society. The purpose of the Centre is to involve students and professionals from diverse fields in this intellectually challenging and engaging way of examining our world. The Centre conducts interdisciplinary and socially relevant research on gender, equality and diversity.

The Centre aims to increase an individal’s capacity for analyzing gender roles and to promote awareness of its relevance in historic, economic, political, artistic, social, and scientific contexts.


The conference papers will be divided into four panels A, B, C and D. Interested delegates may send their abstracts (200-250 words) to the given email id:

  • A. Gender, Literature and Media:  Papers may be related to the portrayal of women and other genders in English or regional literature, mass media, print media, popular media like movies, ad films, television soaps etc, and the digital media. The papers may focus on how the gender is depicted either as an object/ entertainer or a comical character.
  • B. Gender, Justice and Human Rights:  The papers under this sub-theme may focus on the rights that are provided by the judicial system to the women and other genders and the awareness that has been created and achieved in terms of the legal aspects of gender rights. Papers may also be based upon the human rights with respect to women and other genders. Gender equality is a basic human right. Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, stated that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” and Article 2 stated that “everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, birth or other status.”
  • C. Gender and Leadership:  Under this sub-theme, the papers may cater to the gender roles in the organized and unorganized sectors of working space and in politics. Despite significant promotion of diversity in companies, as well as legislation for equal opportunities for women, men and the other genders, it has been observed that the women and the third gender still remain largely in the minority in decision-making positions. This refrain the women from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy within the organizations. However, there are also examples of women and other genders who have broken the glass ceiling and have been able to achieve the highest ladder of success. Papers may also be based upon the home managers, who are leaders in their own working space but all their efforts and hard work are never acknowledged.
  • D. Gender and Sexual Diversity:  This sub-theme can discuss issues related to sexual orientation and the challenges that are associated with the same. Papers under this sub-theme may largely comprise about the third gender or the ‘sexual minorities’ who do not conform to predominant heterosexual and gender norms and are often faced with marginalization, stigmatization, discrimination and even criminalization.

The conference papers should cover majorly three aspects in each sub-theme related to gender studies:

  • Challenges: What are the challenges that need to be addressed?
  • Journey so far: How much has been done and how much have we achieved in bridging the gap between genders?
  • Future Ahead: How can we work together towards eliminating structural barriers to achieve the goal of gender equality?
Submission Guidelines:
  • Academicians, practitioners, social workers, activists, other professionals, research scholars and students having keen interest in the given area/themes are invited to submit an abstract on or before 10th October 2021 to
  • The abstract should follow the APA format with a maximum word limit of 250 words with 5 key words.
  • All submissions must be attached with the email in Microsoft Word (.doc) format.
  • A registered author can present maximum two papers.
  • The title of the attached file must specify the name(s) of the author(s).
  • Affiliation of the author(s) and contact details of the corresponding author should be mentioned clearly in the abstract.

Submission Guidelines for publication of papers:

  • Papers screened and approved by the peer review committee would be considered for publication in an ISBN book. Publication fee would apply only to the selected articles.
  • The complete paper should be formatted according to APA guidelines (7th edition) including the cover page.
  • Length of the manuscript should not exceed 5000 words including footnotes, tables, and references.
  • Authors need to include an undertaking that the work is unpublished and original. All submitted papers will be put through plagiarism check and need to adhere to the UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism) Regulations 2018.
Font Type and SizeTimes New Roman, 12
Line SpacingDouble
Citation FormatAPA (7th edition)
File Format.doc
Last date of abstract submission10th October 2021
Name of the file for mailingName of the author + Title of the Manuscript

Registration Fees for paper presentation or participation:

  • UG / PG students and research scholars: INR 200
  • Academicians and Professionals: INR 500
  • International Participants: USD 10

Conference tentative schedule:




28th October 2021

11:00-11:30 AMInaugural Session
11:30 AM -12:10 PMInaugural Address by Keynote Speaker
12:10-1:40 PMAddress by Keynote Speaker on sub-theme A followed by Paper Presentations on sub-theme A
2:00-2:40 PMAddress by Keynote Speaker on sub-theme B
 2:40- 4:10 PMPaper Presentations on sub-theme B
DAY 229th October 202111:00 -11:40 AMAddress by Keynote Speaker on sub-theme C
11:40 AM -1:10 PMPaper Presentations on sub-theme C
1:30-2:10 PMAddress by Keynote Speaker on sub-theme D
2:10-3:40 PMPaper Presentations on sub-theme D
3:45-4:15 PMValedictory*

*E-certificates will be issued after the conference within 7 working days to the participants who attend all the sessions. Co-authors need to be present during the presentation for issuance of certificates.

Conference will be held in the online mode on Zoom platform.

Important Dates:

  • Date of Conference: 28th & 29th October 2021
  • Last date of registration with abstract: 10th October 2021
  • Date of intimation of acceptance of abstracts: 14th October 2021
  • Last date to register for the conference (for non-paper presenters): 25th October 2021
  • Last date for full paper submission: 25th October 2021
  • E-mail id for submission:
The Organizing Secretariat consists of:


Shri Hari Mohan Gupta

Honorable Chancellor

Jagran Lakecity University



Mr. Abhishek Mohan Gupta,

Honorable Pro Chancellor,

Jagran Lakecity University



Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Shastri,

Vice Chancellor,

Jagran Lakecity University

Advisory Board:


Prof. (Dr.) Vivek Khare


Jagran Lakecity University



Prof. (Dr.)  Nilesh Khare

Dean, Faculty of Management and Commerce

Jagran Lakecity University



Prof. Diwakar Shukla

Dean, Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies

Jagran Lakecity University



Prof. (Dr.)  Vinay Joshi,

DSW, Director – Research & IQAC

Jagran Lakecity University

Organizing Committee



Prof. (Dr.)  Shailaja Shastri

Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Chairperson



Prof. (Dr.)  Ruchi Sharma,

Director, Jagran School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Conference Director



Dr. Deevanshu Shrivastava

Head, Jagran School of Public Policy & International Affairs



Dr. Suman Swati

Assistant Professor, Conference Convenor



Dr. Anshika Makhijani, Assistant Professor



Dr. Urvashi Dutta, Assistant Professor



Ms. Ashita Rathore, Assistant Professor

Contact Details:

Dr. Suman Swati– Conference Convenor

+91-9425303255(Call and WHATSAPP)