The 23rd Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Social Science Institutions (IASSI) will be held during 25-27 October 2024 at the Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, Ranchi, India. The Conference is being organised by Department of Management and Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi jointly with Institute for Human Development-Eastern Regional Centre (IHD-ERC), Ranchi. Dr. K. Seeta Prabhu, Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development (IHD); Senior Advisor SDGs, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Former Head, Human Development Resource Centre, UNDP is the Conference President. Dr. Manju Bhagat, Professor, Department of Management, BIT and Dr. Ramesh Sharan, Professor and Director, IHD-ERC, Ranchi, Jharkhand are the Organising Secretaries of the Conference.

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Contributions are welcome from other regions and countries besides India, and from all Social Science disciplines. Papers written with an interdisciplinary approach are particularly welcome. Papers can be submitted online on: Authors of the selected papers will be invited to present their papers in the Thematic Technical Sessions during the Conference.