ALL INDIA STUDENTS CONFERENCE 2014 (1ST EDITION)

“RESTRUCTURING INDIAN STATE, SOCIETY AND ECONOMY – AN INQUIRY INTO TODAY AND TOMORROW”

on NOVEMBER 8th -9th

at KERALA INSTITUTE OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATION, THRISSUR, KERALA

INDIA

KINDLY REFER CONCEPT BRIEF FOR A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE CONFERENCE AND ITS THEME.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

To examine and analyse the current structure of Indian Economy

To examine and analyse the current structure of Indian Economy and the directions of the development perspectives

To examine how it has affected the life style of the people

To examine how it has affected the life style and aspirations of the people – and to decipher class wise/ sector wise/ region wise variations

To examine and learn the current political philosophies

To examine and learn the current political philosophies and to construe it for an overall inclusive and sustainable development programme

To explain the role of law

To explain the role of law both substantial and procedural; and to suggest any required amendments

To table proposals

To table proposals for an integrated state-society remodelling.

To campaign

To campaign development from the perspective of youth and students.

EXPECTED OUTPUTS

  • Strategy on how to influence the development agenda so that the concerns of youth and students shall be well articulated.
  • Report on the Evaluation of the Current Structure: Merits and Demerits, Challenges and Implication.
  • Report of the proceedings of 1st Edition of All India Students Conference
  • Endorsed Policy Drafts and Agreements on Action Plans

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • The outputs of the conference will aid the policy makers, public policy campaigners within in the context of new government‟s agenda of planning a long term development agenda and the meeting of current demographic dividend requirements.
  • The centre shall come up with issues of the youth and students to be included in the redesigned planning commission‟s focal points and also to be addressed in the budget preparatory meetings for Budget 2015.(The current government has already made statement regarding the next budget session would be of more policy intensive.)
  • The centre is also expecting, based on outputs of AISC 1st edition, to build specific action plans with clear points of action and reaction, for the State of Kerala to implement as commitments, also to work in support of the Kerala government and to monitor and follow up in case of any requirements from the state.
  • Further the centre will be in constant aid and support of the participants for any sort of actions plans, advocacy movements and field activity which they may pursue individually, collectively or even in association with any other like-minded organisations.
  • The Second edition of the conference will begin with a close review and assessment of the impact of the policy put forwarded by the Centre in the AISC 1st edition.

MODALITY

Apart from the comprehensive inaugural and valedictory sessions, the conference shall have four technical sessions, most possibly (sessions may be changed according to intensity of student initiatives/ interests represented by their proposals/ abstract papers)

1. Regarding the Domestic Economic and Development Policies.

2. Regarding the Behaviour in the Global Forum (inclusive of bilateral/multilateral discussions)

3. Regarding the Aspirations of the Society and the People (class / sector/ region wise discussions)

4. Regarding the matters of governance, law and State Institutions

The sessions would be conducted in a panel discussion mode (over the table model); though the papers selected would be presented in brief. The table shall be occupied by Chairperson, 3-5 student panellists, and also include one resource person who will be subject expert (non-student faculty), invited stakeholders and fellow, rapporteurs. The chairperson shall hold the responsibility to lead the discussion, put in relevant questions and to see all aspects of the subject is looked in. The resource person would be a subject expert, who would bring in clarity to the talk. The papers presented in the session will be printed and published by the Centre.

The session would be then followed by a closed discussion for drafting a policy brief. The discussion would be guided by the resource person. The rapporteurs, with the aid of panellists and chairperson shall prepare the policy draft and will be compiled and published as a policy document.

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