Jointly Organized by:

Centre for Rural Management (CRM), Kottayam, Kerala, India (


School of Social Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India (


Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH), Thiruvananthapurum, Kerala, India (


STRIDE, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India (



Covid 19 pandemic has resulted in yet another major Public Health crisis in the 21st century. Unlike previous Public Health crises, this ought to have larger impact on the economy, society, and polity globally due to high incidence and prevalence rates, mortality rates, and its widespread geographical spread and diffusion. Apart from this, mutations in the virus causing Covid 19 leading to new variants of the disease resulting in more complex challenges including the efficacy of vaccines. Many advanced economies in the world are struggling to contain the pandemic mainly due to high health care costs, low medical capacity, and the limitations in medical technology. Though academic writings from the field of social sciences during last two years have already come up with some interesting analysis in this area, this conference proposes to discuss various domains of the pandemic based on empirical evidence as well as theoretical concerns. We would like to incorporate a wide range of papers from social scientists and public health scholars including epidemiologists under the following sub themes but not restricted to the same. Apart from these topics, we would also encourage fresh investigations in this field which may not fall under any of the sub themes identified here.


The papers will be peer-reviewed, revised and published as edited volumes by a well reputed publisher.

  • Last Date of Receiving Abstracts: April 30th, 2022.
  • Acceptance of Abstracts: May 5th,2022.
  • Last Date of Receiving Full Paper: June 30th, 2022.
  • Final Intimation of Paper: July 3rd, 2022.
  • Webinar Dates: July 18th-22nd, 2022.

Abstract - Submission

Abstracts should represent the original work. Please send in a brief biography together with the Abstract Documents received after the given deadline, due to any reason will not be accepted unless the deadline is extended. The Abstract should be submitted in the format of MS Word (.doc or .docx) document. The acceptable word range for the Abstract is 300-350 words. After submission you will be acknowledged of the receipt of the Abstract via an email within five working days.

    Organising Committee

    Prof.Jos Chathukulam, Director
    • Centre for Rural Management (CRM)
      Perumpaikadu P.O, Kottayam District
      Kerala, India
      PIN – 686016
    • +918086093363

    Dr.Abhilash Babu, Director & Associate Professor
    • School of Social Sciences,
      Joint Director, IUCSSRE,
      Project Coordinator, UGC-STRIDE,
      Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
    • +916238852247

    Dr. Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar
    • Professor and Head - GIPH Global Institute of Public Health,
      Ananthapuri Hospitals,
      Thiruvananthapurum 695024, Kerala, India
      PIN – 686016
    • +919633371014

    Dr. Sunita.B.Nair
    • Assistant Professor,
      Department of Economics,
      Payyannur colege,
      Kerala, India
    • +919446044809