National Conference on the Indian Constitution

(The following announcement may be of interest to some of our readers)

School of Law, Christ University is organizing a two day National Conference on the “INDIAN CONSTITUTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A CONCEPTUAL AND CONTEXUAL AUDIT” to be held on the 24th and 25th of February, 2011. The Conference is broadly structured around four themes namely:

– Reframing the Constitution: Is it really a need of the hour?

– National Security and Constitutional Challenges

– Development and Constitutional Challenges

– Challenges to the Functions of the Organs of the State

The Conference brings a unique opportunity to share and explore new ideas, concerns and suggestions among academicians, practitioner, policy makers and students. So far the conference has received an overwhelming response in that there are over fifty papers that are expected to be presented on the conference days.

Programme Details:

The first day of the conference will see participation of eminent jurists, academicians and practitioners such as Justice Santosh Hedge, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Justice P.P. Naolekar, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Prof. V.S. Mallar, Chair Professor (M.K.Nambiar Chair on Constitutional Law) at NLSIU, Mr. Uday Holla, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Mr. Aditya Sondhi, Advocate, Supreme Court of India.

The second day of the conference will see presentations by several academicians and students across the country. Leading scholars working in this domain will be moderating each of the sessions on the second day.


Practitioners, academicians, policy makers and students are invited to register as delegates. The conference brochure is available at Further details will be made available on request. Interested readers can contact the Conference Organizing Committee at [email protected].

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.


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