FLAME University



9th - 10th May, 2024


FLAME University's educational philosophy is rooted in the concept of Liberal Education. It equips students to deal with an ever-changing new world by interconnecting social sciences, humanities, physical sciences, business, design, natural sciences, fine and performing arts, communications management, and computational sciences. At FLAME, students interact with various disciplines and are encouraged to address pressing world challenges by incorporating a range of different perspectives. The university aims to help students grow as critical thinkers and lifelong learners as they lead purposeful lives rather than just narrow professions.

ABOUT FLAME Doctoral Colloquium (FDC)

FLAME Doctoral Colloquium will bring together PhD scholars from across various disciplines. This forum provides a unique platform for doctoral students to showcase their research in the fields of Data Science, Management, Economics, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Humanities and Sociology. FDC aims to establish an inclusive platform that encourages academic dialogue and collaboration among early career scholars. Participants will receive valuable insights, exchange ideas with their peers, and establish professional networks. By uniting students from various disciplinary backgrounds, the conference seeks to enhance interdisciplinary understanding and promote the exchange of ideas.

We invite doctoral students in to submit full papers for oral presentations. Details regarding the submission process are provided below. Presenters whose papers have been accepted will be required to register by April 8, 2024.

Important Dates

Extended Date of Abstract Submission  21st March 2024
Acceptance Intimation (latest by)  1st April 2024
Last Date for Registration 8th April, 2024
FLAME Doctoral Colloquium 9th - 10th May, 2024


DATA SCIENCE: Data-Driven Solutions For Social Problems, Ethical Considerations In Data Science, Data Science And Promoting Social Justice.

ECONOMICS: Applied Game Theory, Applied Microeconomics, Behavioural Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Economics of Gender, Health Economics, International Trade, Labor and Employment, Macroeconomics, Political Economy

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: Wildlife conservation, Human-wildlife interactions, Marine megafauna, Sea Turtles, Environmental Policy, Environmental Governance, Environmental Communication, Environmental Issues (GIS applications), Urban Studies, Remote Sensing Image Processing - AI/ML

PSYCHOLOGY: Social Media and Mental Health, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Remote work/WFH, Gender and Mental Health, Mothering practices, Media Psychology, Adolescent mental health, Community Mental Health Interventions, Behavioural Addictions, Ageing, Social networks and health, Health inequalities

PUBLIC POLICY: Land administration and Land Governance, Education Policy, Social Welfare Policies, Food security, Migration and Development policies, Health Policy, Artificial Intelligence Policy, Data and Digital Privacy, Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Urban Governance, Policy Formulation, Policy Design, Policy Evaluations.

SOCIOLOGY: Emerging areas in Computational/Digital Sociology, Inequalities and intersectionalities, Medical Sociology, Mobilities and migration, Queer Studies, Sociology beyond societies,  Sociology of Family and Lifecourse, Sustainability, Technology and Society, and Urban and regional studies, Rural, Agrarian Society, Labour, Caste, Class, Social Movements

HUMANITIES: Environmental Studies, Digital Humanities, Digital Archives, Digital Cultures, Food Studies, India Studies, Religious Studies, Film Studies, Jain Studies, Hindu Studies, Drama Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies, Indian Literature, Narratology.

MANAGEMENT: Family managed business, Corporate entrepreneurship, Project Organizing, Equity stock market, Impact of pandemic on corporate and financial world, Impact of regulatory changes in the financial world, Corporate governance, Macro financial risks, Sustainable Finance, Employee engagement/experience, Equity and inclusion, Sustainable consumption, Consumer interactions and technology, Sonic branding, B2B marketing, Consumer behaviour, Marketing strategy, Services marketing, Wine business, Conversational AI systems, Travel and tourism, Social media influencers, Metaverse - Digital Twin, Customer experiences and engagement, Green purchase and marketing strategy.


Submit your Extended Abstract by filling up this Google form.
Registration Fees: Rs. 1000 (Including GST)
Registration Deadline: 8th April, 2024

Bank Details:

Account Number  062010210000010
Account Type Current
Branch Name Lavale, Pune
IFSC Code BKID0000620


FLAME University will bear the cost of accommodation and food for all participants. Participants will be required to cover their travel costs. In exceptional cases, partial travel support may be provided. Please indicate this during the time of submission.


Chief Patron: Prof. Dishan Kamdar, Vice Chancellor, FLAME University
Chief Patron: Prof. Venkat Venkataramanan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University
Patron: Prof. Santosh Kudtarkar, Dean FSLE, FLAME University 

Prof. Aparna Shankar, Prof. Chiranjoy Chattopadhyay, Prof. Mayurakshi Chaudhuri, Prof. Pankaj Jain, Prof. Shivakumar Jolad, Prof. Prasad Pathak, Prof. Reshmi Sengupta.


Prof. Abhineety Goel, Prof. Anup Tripathi, Prof. Arpan Ganguly, Prof. Balaji Kalluri, Prof. Barun Kumar Thakur, Prof. Chaitanya Giri, Prof. Chaitanya Ravi, Prof. Garima Rajan, Prof. Joyita Roy Chowdhury, Prof. Juhi Sidharth, Prof. Kedar Kulkarni, Prof. Kaushik Gopalan, Prof. Moitrayee Das, Prof. Moulika Mandal, Prof. Prajish Prasad, Prof. Preetha Menon, Prof. Rachna Mishra, Prof. Rakesh Chaturvedi, Prof. Rituparna Kaushik, Prof. Sairaj Patki, Prof. Shamsher Singh, Prof. Shalaka Shah, Prof. Tannistha Samanta, Prof. Maya Dodd and Prof. Ashutosh Potdar.

Prof. Yashobanta Parida (Conference Convenor)
Prof. Ravikiran Naik (Conference Co-Convenor)
Conference Secretariat: Pradeep Chellappan, Ujvin Nevetia 
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