Samvaad 2017 is a 3-day National Youth Conference organized by the Model Governance Foundation in New Delhi from 30th June – 2nd July, 2017.

In its Second edition, the conference will include various events like Interactive Lectures, Paper Presentations, Guest Presentations, Model Indian Governance Debating Sessions, Group Discussions, Life Mapping Exercise, Leadership Development Conversation, and Social and Cultural Night.

We wish to engage young people in meaningful discussions and conversations aimed at making India an inclusively developed country.

Our aim is to enhance the learning, sharing and networking experience of our delegates by making the event intimate and people-oriented.



  1. Introduction to Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  2. Introduction to Research Methodology
  3. Ten Principles of United Nations Global Compact
  4. Anti-Alcoholism and Anti-Smoking

Group Discussions

  1. Uniform Civil Code
  2. Removal of Article 370 from the Constitution of India

Paper Presentations

  1. Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat
  2. Uniform Civil Code
  3. Removal of Article 370 from the Constitution of India
  4. India v/s Bharat – Bridging the Divide
  5. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao – Need of the Hour
  6. Make in India – A Boost to India’s Manufacturing Sector
  7. Start-Up India, Stand-Up India – India’s Entrepreneurship Movement
  8. Government of India’s Policies, Programmes and Schemes
  9. Right to Education
  10. Right to Information
  11. Goods and Services Tax
  12. Corporate Governance
  13. Corporate Social Responsibility
  14. Growth, Development and Sustainability
  15. United Nations
  16. BRICS
  17. G20
  18. SAARC
  19. ASEAN
  20. NITI Aayog
  21. Gender Equality
  22. Women Empowerment
  23. Affordable Healthcare
  24. Affordable Housing
  25. LGBT Rights
  26. Olympic Games
  27. AFSPA
  28. Juvenile Justice System
  29. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
  30. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
  31. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana
  32. Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
  33. Amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)
  34. Piracy and armed robbery against Ships
  35. Implementation of IMO Instruments
  36. Human Element, Training and Watch-keeping (HTW)

Any other topic under the following broad themes: Economics, Education, Governance, Healthcare, Technology, International Affairs, Public Policy, Management, and Strategy.

Student: 3000 INR
Professional: 4000 INR

1. The submission is open to all students, research scholars, teachers and professionals around the world.

2. Co-authorship shall be permitted. There is no bar on the number of co-authors.
3. All authors must register separately as delegates for the main event.
4. 16 years to 30 years as on 1st April, 2017.
Submission Guidelines

1. The work should be original, and must not be previously published or must not be in the stage of submission/consideration anywhere else.

2. The word limit, excluding footnotes, endnotes, references, and bibliography can range between 2500-7500 words.

3. An abstract should be written at the beginning, explaining the aims and motives of the paper. Word limit: 250-750 words.

4. Submissions should be made in MS Word format.

5. Main Text – Times New Roman, font size 12, double spacing, justified, with a margin of an inch on all sides.

6. Footnotes – Times New Roman, font size 10. Substantive footnotes are accepted.

7. Citation Mode – Any uniform method of citation is allowed. However, you must name the method of citation used at the end of your submission.

8. Bibliographies or reference lists are welcome, but not necessary.

9. Each submission must be accompanied with a short description about the author(s).


Rs. 5000 – First Prize + Gold Medal

Rs. 3000 – Second Prize + Silver Medal

Rs. 2000 – Third Prize + Bronze Medal

Publication in the Book

1. Selected presented papers (online and offline) will be published free of cost in a book having an ISBN.

2. Non-presented papers will not be considered for publication.

 A soft copy of the research paper must be uploaded at by 31st March, 2017.
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