About the Conference

The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) is pleased to announce its 62nd Annual Conference to be held in IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand during 11-13 April 2022. This Conference is organised by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand. Prof. Alakh N. Sharma, Director, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi is the Conference President. Dr. S.P. Singh, Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand is the Organising Secretary of the Conference.

Conference Themes

  • The Employment Challenge
  • Migration and Development
  • Social Protection for Workers

Conference Duration
The Conference will begin at 9.30 am on 11 April 2022 and conclude by 2 pm on 13April 2022. Participants are advised to reach Roorkee a day prior to the Conference and schedule their departure for the evening of 13 April 2022 or the morning of 14 April 2022.

All the participants must be fully vaccinated. Online participation is open for participants from outside India only.

Pre-Conference Symposium
A pre-Conference symposium on “Future of Work in the Global South”, orgnised by Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and Institute for Human Development (IHD), New Delhi is being organized on 10 April 2022 between 4 pm and 6.30 pm. Some well-known experts from countries of the Global South will be making presentations in this Symposium. Those interested in the Pre-Conference event should aim to reach the Conference venue by noon on 10 April 2022.

Travel Arrangements
The Indian Society of Labour Economics does not have any regular source of funding and each year the Society is able to raise some limited resources. As such, it is expect-ed that the paper presenters, resource persons and other participants will fund their travel costs through their own institutions or other sources. For some select keynote / invited paper writers and resource persons, who are either superannuated or cannot manage their travel costs, the Society will make an effort to meet their travel expenses.