About Organisation

Monk Prayogshala is a not-for-profit academic research institution, registered under the Companies Act, 1956. it undertakes projects covering the entire research life cycle from proposals to experimentation through to publishing and feedback integration. it follows rigorous processes in the development of our research proposals while ensuring that we adhere to ethical considerations prescribed by international organizations.

About Seminar

This day-long seminar will showcase undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral research in the social sciences in India. It will engage with wide-ranging contemporary topics in the social sciences and provide a forum for students from various institutions to engage in the exchange of academic knowledge. Research topics in past seminars have ranged from social exclusion in cemeteries, to use of psychedelic therapy in treating substance abuse, among others.

Objectives of the Seminar

  1. Encouraging high-quality research as an important part of the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral curricula in India.
  2. Providing an opportunity to students from various disciplines within the social sciences to present their research.
  3. Engaging with topics of contemporary relevance and rigorous methods employed in social sciences research.
  4. Establishing an academic forum for students of the social sciences to receive a critical review of their work.

About Paper

Monk Prayogshala, Depending on the area of research, invite full-text research papers and articles that adhere to editorial guidelines and word limits as mentioned below. All papers submitted will be rigorously evaluated by a scientific committee of subject matter experts at Monk Prayogshala. Papers that are part of Master’s or Doctoral theses are also welcome, conditional on their non-publication in any other form. Any instances of plagiarism will lead to immediate disqualification of the paper, without further notice.


In doing away with an overarching theme, we wish to encourage submission of high-quality research in the fields of psychology, economics, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, and public policy.

Papers presented at past editions of the Seminar have been multi disciplinary in nature.


  • Undergraduate students
  • Postgraduate students
  • MPhil students
  • PhD students
  • Recent graduates (within one year) are also welcome to apply


Submission Guidelines & Details

All papers must be sent in MS Word format. after the Seminar Application form (see link at bottom of page) has been successfully submitted. All papers must be sent to lok@monkprayogshala.in with the subject “Monk Prayogshala Seminar 2017.”

Article Format:

Psychology, Quantitative Gender Studies – 7,000 words.

Qualitative Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and Public Policy – 10,000 words.

*All write-ups should in APA, MLA, Harvard format.

Important Dates (FOR PRESENTERS)

Submission deadline: 3rd October 2017 (12 am IST)

Presenters (a maximum of ten) shall be informed of the committee’s decision latest by 27th October 2017. Presenters will also receive guidelines for the oral paper presentation.

Pre-registration by presenters is mandatory by 31st October 2017.

The schedule of the seminar will be communicated to presenters by 13th November 2017.

Important Dates (FOR PARTICIPANTS)

Registration deadline (Early): 3rd October 2017
Registration deadline (Late): 31st October 2017


The seminar will be held at 4116, 4th Floor, Oberoi Garden Estates, C Wing, Off Saki Vihar Road, near Chandivali Studios, Powai, Mumbai – 400072.
Nearest stations: Kanjurmarg (Central); Andheri (Western) Saki Naka (Metro Station)
Bus routes: 319, 335


Email: lok@monkprayogshala.in
Phone: +91 9167226458