Two Days International Conference on Impact of The Covid-19 Pandemic on Long-Term Societal Well-Being

About the Conference

The world has been in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic for the past two years now, leading to the emergence of multifaceted crises worldwide. Various forums on national as well as international level have deliberated on the effects of the pandemic. However, a pandemic of such proportions would not entirely be limited to immediate, apparent consequences only. As the aftershocks of the pandemic are being documented and the world continues to make strides through coping with a worldwide health emergency, the conference aims at exploring the long-term upshot of the COVID-19 pandemic on societal well-being and invites scholars, practitioners, policy makers, professionals and members of the society at large to reflect on the pervasive consequences of the pandemic for the humanity.

About Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) is a political foundation. Established in 1955 as “Society for Christian-Democratic Civic Education”, the Foundation proudly took on the name of Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1964. With 16 regional offices in Germany and over 120 offices abroad, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation is committed to achieving and maintaining peace, freedom and justice through political education. We promote and preserve free democracy, social market economy, and the development and consolidation of the value consensus. We focus on consolidating democracy, the unification of Europe and the strengthening of transatlantic relations, as well as on development cooperation.

Sub-Themes of the Conference

Mental Health:

There exists a huge gap between the magnitude of the mental crisis and the resources that are available to deal with it. The round the clock work by all the mental health professionals around the world suddenly saw an upsurge with the pandemic even though it was considered to be primarily a medical crisis; its impact visibly massive as a psychological crisis also. The subtheme focuses on the impact of the medical crisis on the collective psyche of the population and invites papers which are relevant within this domain.

Social Structure and Social Change:

The pandemic enforced a jarring stop to the social interactions central to a human’s existence with physical distancing becoming a necessity. The inappropriately termed ‘social distancing’ led to actual social distancing within the society as people came to grips with loss of major proportions. The subtheme wishes to investigate the concerns that humanity faced with respect to the change in the societal systems and structure and how adaptation was achieved.


As the pandemic spread, the one industry to adapt seemingly very easily was the education industry. But as one online academic session changed into another, the concerns of the world regarding education during the pandemic grew immense. This shift did not only affect the classroom interaction between teacher and student but it also had an impact on the developmental aspects of students. The subtheme explores the benefits and pitfalls of the changing education world during the COVID-19 pandemic while reinventing the processes that are essential for ongoing, productive teaching-learning.

About Conference participation

  • The Conference invites delegates who will make paper presentations.
  • Authors whose papers are accepted for presentations will be provided with:
    • < Travel reimbursement by train
    • < Token honorarium after final submission of revised paper
    • < Stay arrangement and hospitality for the duration of  the conference days
  • There is no registration fee for the conference.
  • All interested participants must register by filling the Google form and follow the guidelines below for submission

Submission Guidelines (Abstract)

  • Academicians, practitioners, social workers, activists, professionals, research scholars and students having keen interest in the given area / themes are invited to submit an abstract on or before 28th February 2022 on
  • The abstract should follow the APA format with a maximum word limit of 250 words with 5 key words. Contact details of the corresponding author (email and mobile) must be mentioned clearly while submission of abstract.
  • All submissions must be attached with the email in MS Word (.doc) format.
  • The title of the attached file must specify the name(s) of the author(s) followed by the title of the work.
  • Once abstract is accepted (will be intimated by 6th March 2022) full paper needs to be submitted prior to start of conference.

Submission Guidelines (Full Paper)

  • Paper screened and approved by the double-blind peer review committee would be considered for publication by a renowned publisher with ISBN. There would be no publication fee for this.
  • The title of the manuscript shall be followed by Name of the author(s), the Name of the University/ Institution, and the E-mail address.
  • The manuscript should be submitted in MS-Word (.doc/.docx) format only.
  • 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.

Tentative Schedule

Day Theme Time (IST) Program





Day 1

25th March



Inaugural Session 1000-1100 Inauguration
Mental Health 1115-1200 Address by Keynote Speaker 1
1215-1345 Paper Presentations/ Panel Discussion on Sub Theme 1
1345-1500 Lunch
Social Structure & Social Change 1500-1545 Address by Keynote Speaker 2
1600-1730 Paper Presentations/ Panel Discussion on Sub Theme 2

Day 2

26th March

Education 1030-1115 Address by Keynote Speaker 3
1130-1300 Paper Presentations & Panel Discussion on Sub Theme 3
1300-1430 Lunch
1430-1600 Valedictory Speaker


1615-1700 Valedictory Session



Important dates

  • Date of conference: 25th & 26th March 2022 / 28th & 29th March 2022
  • Last date of abstract submission: 28th February 2022
  • Date of intimation of acceptance of abstracts: 6th March 2022
  • Email id for submission:

Patron in Chief

Shri Hari Mohan Gupta,

Honorable Chancellor,

Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal.


Shri Abhishek Mohan Gupta

Honorable Pro-Chancellor

JLU, Bhopal

Mr. Peter Rimmele

Resident Representative India

KAS Foundation Office India

Dr. Sandeep Shastri

Honorable Vice-Chancellor

JLU, Bhopal


Advisory Board

Dr. Vivek Khare

Registrar, JLU


Mr. Pankaj Madan

Deputy Head – India Office, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung


Dr. P.K. Biswas

Dean, Research & Quality Initiatives


Prof. Diwakar Shukla, Dean, Faculty of Journalism and Creative Studies, JLU


Dr. Shailaja Shastri

Dean, Liberal Arts and Humanities


Dr. Nachiketa Mittal

Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, JLU


Dr. R.K. Gupta

Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Allied Sciences, JLU

Dr. Ashish Kumar

Associate Dean, Faculty of Management and Commerce



Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Shailaja Shastri, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Humanities, Chairperson
  • Dr. Ruchi Sharma, Director, Jagran School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Deevanshu Shrivastava, Head, Jagran School of Public Policy & International Affairs
  • Dr. Reena Rajput, Associate Professor, Psychology,JLU
  • Dr. Urvashi Dutta, Assistant Professor, Psychology, JLU– Conference Convener
  • Dr Anshika Makhijani, Assistant Professor, English, JLU
  • Dr Suman Swati, Assistant Professor,English, JLU
  • Dr. Varsha Singh, Assistant Professor, Psychology, JLU
  • • Mr Raghuraj Khullar, Assistant Professor, Public Administration
  • Ms Aayushi Saxena, Assistant Professor, Psychology, JLU

Contact details:

Dr Urvashi Dutta, Conference Convener

Mobile: (+91) 9630849014