National Conference
Communicating Sustainable Development Goals

Sponsored by :- Indian Council of Social Science Research (Northern Regional Centre)

Call for Papers·

The Department of Media and Communication Studies, Jagannath International Management School, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, is convening its National Conference on Communicating Sustainable Development Goals to bring together experts from the academia, public and private sector as also NGOs, CBOs, Corporates and the Government to share with the participating students and faculties their views and experiences in communicating the Global Goals. The institute is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, New York and has taken upon itself the responsibility of incorporating the awareness generation and research into the achievement of SDGs in its curricular and co-curricular activities.

About JIMS

Jagannath International Management School (JIMS), Vasant Kunj was established in 2003 as Jagannath Institute of Communication and Design(JICD). Consequent upon certain structural changes because of the changes in the regulatory environment, the Institute was renamed as JIMS in 2006. Besides, in this year the Institute added two bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration and Computer Applications to the already running Bachelor's Degree Program in Journalism.

The Institute has since then grown manifold, with creditable achievements in University Examinations results and Placements. As a result of these achievements, the institute has been ranked among the top most institutes of GGS IP University by the Government of NCT of Delhi and other Third Party Agencies. The Institute also enjoys the distinction of being the first Undergraduate College in the NCT of Delhi to have been accredited by NAAC, an autonomous body under the University Grants Commission, Govt. of India. The institute has recently been approved by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f).The institute becomes member of the United Nation's Global Compact, New York.

About Conference

Communicating Sustainable Development Goals

Speaking in the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development organized in 2018 by the UN SDG Action Campaign in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) with the support of the German Government, Ms. Cristina Gallach, the UN Under-SecretaryGeneral for Communications and Public Information remarked, “We have to make the world aware of this […] agenda that is definitely going to transform the planet and that is going to ensure that no one is left behind”. “The more we communicate about the SDGs and make people aware of the agenda, the more the governments will be accountable and will ensure that it is implemented,” she added. However, the communication of the SDGs among the people in different countries has not kept pace with the expected levels so that there may be a critical impact on the achievement of SDGs. It is with this reality in mind that the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has attempted to make this into a movement by bring within its ambit non-governmental institutions: corporate organizations and higher educational institutions.

The term sustainable development has been generally described as to achieve a sustainable society. This means a society in which economy and population size are managed in such a way that they do not do irrevocable harm to the environment by overloading the planet‟s ability to absorb waste and pollution, replenish its resources, and sustain human and other forms of life over a specified period of time. In a sustainable society the needs of people are fulfilled without draining and depleting of the resources and thereby reducing the prospects of the present and future generations of humans and other species.

The objectives of sustainable development often are mentioned as: reviving growth; changing the quality of growth; meeting essential needs for jobs, food, energy, water, and sanitation; ensuring a sustainable level of population; conserving and enhancing the resource base; reorienting technology and managing risk; and merging environment and economics in decision-making. Though, some of the factors like maximization of economic growth are well conceived by the concept of development, but, the traditional developmental concept does not take into account factors like environmental degradation, happiness of human beings and increase in social problems etc.


Subthemes of the Conference:

Important Dates:

Date of Conference:

March 13, 2019

Last Date for submission of Abstract (word limit: 300 in pdf format):

January 28, 2019

Shortlist by:

January 31, 2019

Last Date for submission of full length paper (word limit: 3000-5000):

Februrary 14, 2019

Abstracts can be mailed on


Academicians/ Corporates

Rs. 1200/-

Research Scholars

Rs. 1000/-

Poster Presentations

Rs. 500/-

"Candidates interested in participating poster presentation can mail the soft copy of the poster on above mentioned Email ID by Feb 10, 2019. Candidates are required to bring 2 hard copies of posters in A3 Size on the day of Conference."

Submission Process:

Participants are required to refer to the abstract submission guidelines. They are also required to mail a brief bio (in 100 words) along with a passport size high resolution colored photograph (2X2 inches).

All abstract will undergo a blind review process. The participants will receive confirmation mail about acceptance of the abstract. After acceptance, participants will be required to register for the conference by filling up a registration form which they will receive through mail. Participants will also receive the guideline to submit the full paper.

Rules for Abstract Submission:

Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail

Abstract Submission Guidelines:


Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

For further details please contact:

Dr. Neeru Johri (Professor & Head)

Department of Media and Communication Studies,
Phone No. (O): 011-40619343 ; Email ID:

Ms. Shruti Chopra Joshi (Assistant Professor)
(Member – Organizing Committee)

Department of Media and Communication Studies,
Phone No. (M): 9968721517 ; Email ID:

Ms. Priyanka Tyagi (Assistant Professor)
(Member – Organizing Committee)

Department of Media and Communication Studies,
Phone No. (M): 9718620209 ; Email ID:

Jagannath International Management School
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110070
(Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi)
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