1st National Conference on Emerging Issues of Corporate Social Responsibility


Symbiosis Law School, Noida feels pleasure and privilege in inviting you to the First National Conference on Emerging Issues of Corporate Social Responsibility. The Conference will be organized by Symbiosis Law School, Noida, U.P., India on November 26-27, 2011. Corporate Social Responsibility is considered now as a peripheral issue for the business. The definition customer satisfaction has changed with the evolving market trends. It is not only about price and service it now includes the impact on society with due stress on Ethical trading, Ethical advertising etc.

Since Corporate Social Responsibility has assumed magnifying importance in today’s context, there is a lot that needs to be discussed in this regard. There are certain unexplored aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility which deserve attention. The recent instance of Japan forced us to rethink about CSR after the nuclear disaster, it would not be wrong to say that Japan is in crisis but its predicament is presenting an opportunity to discuss what it means to be a responsible corporate citizen. The notion of serving one constituency at the expense of others is giving way to the recognition that a company’s mission extends beyond its immediate borders. By bringing together luminaries from various fields, our intention is to pool-in and generate ideas that will impart a new dimension to Corporate Social Responsibility as an area of research. The Conference is aimed at not only bringing in the views of experts and researchers but also at disseminating it for the betterment of the existing responsibility that corporate houses undertake for the betterment of the society. The knowledge of various experts specialized in this area would set a benchmark for the improvement that still needs to be done to improve the existing scenario. The Conference will facilitate the sharing of experiences of the Academicians, Business Executive, Advocates and Researchers with each other. The Conference will hold different technical sessions on myriad issues related to Emerging Law and Management Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility.


Original papers in different areas are invited on the following sub themes:

Emerging Law Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Global Idea and National Importance
  • Legal and regulatory regime of CSR in India: Structure, Strength and Reforms.
  • Legal Issues of CSR in cases of Natural Disasters.
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) OF CSR in the Aviation, Arms and Nuclear Corporations.
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) OF CSR in Movie, Media, Mass communication and telecom industry.
  • Legal Impact analysis of CSR in food, Beverage, Drugs, Consumer Goods and Natural Resources Industry.
  • CSR and Intellectual Property Rights.

Emerging Management Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • CSR and Higher Education
  • CSR: Measurement and Reporting
  • New Forms of Corporate Governance
  • CSR and Shareholders Value
  • Ethical Trading, Advertising Laws and Regulations
  • CSR and work Life balance of employees.
  • CSR and Environmental Issues


Day 1: Saturday, 26 November 2011

Registration: 08.00 am - 9:15 am

Break Fast: 08.00 am - 9:00 am

Inaugural Ceremony: 09.30 am - 10.00 am

Session I: 10.16 am - 12.15 pm

Tea Break: 12:16pm - 12:30pm

Session II: 12.31 pm - 01.45 pm

Lunch Break: 01:46 pm - 02.30 pm

Session III: 02.31 pm - 04.30 pm

Day 2; Sunday, 27 November 2011

Break Fast: 08.00 am - 09:00 am

Session I: 09.01 am - 11.00 am

Tea Break: 11:01 am - 11.10 am

Session II: 11.11 am - 01.10 pm

Lunch Break: 01:10 pm- 01:40 pm

Third Session: 01.41 pm - 03.00 pm

Tea Break: 03:01 pm - 03:15 pm

Session IV: 03.16 pm - 04.30 pm

Valedictory Session: 04.31 pm - 05.00 pm


Original papers are invited from Academicians, Business Executive, Advocates, Researchers and students engaged in the field of Law and Management. The participant will be provided unique platform for exchanging ideas and disseminating their take on emerging CSR trends.


The participants will have to submit the abstract of the paper not more than 150 words and followed by at least five keywords. The subject of the paper, how the author proposes to develop the subject and its overall objective, aim or outcome should be included in it. The abstracts should contain the author’s name(s), affiliations(s), full postal address, email ID, and telephone/fax number along with the title of the paper on the front page. All submitted abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process carried out by Reviewers and participants will be notified of the result through the mail.

  1. Papers must be written in English.
  2. The paper must be accompanied with the author’s name(s), affiliation(s), and full postal address, email ID, and telephone number along with the title of the paper on the front page.
  3. Papers should not exceed ten pages (A4 size), with the following layout: top margin 1; bottom margin 1; left margin 1.5; right margin 1.
  4. Papers must be written in MS Word using Times New Roman, font size 12; 1.5 line spacing; left side alignment; paragraph indenting of 1,5; page numbers inserted on the upper right side.
  5. Papers should start with a title page. Title page structure is the following:
    • Title at the center, first letter capitalized, size 16, boldface;
    • Insert name of the first author (s) in size 14, at the center.
    • Then, the name of the author’s institution and his electronic address, using font size 10.
  6. References must be written at the end of the paper and must be in APA format.
  7. Avoid footnotes. In case these cannot be avoided, locate them at the end of the text, right before the references.
  8. Tables or figures must have titles.

The Soft copy of the paper has to e-mail to the conference secretary on Selected full research papers which will be received within the specified time limit and of satisfactory quality will be published in the form of a book. Registration (Before 31st October, 2011) and presentation of the paper by at least one author in the Conference is mandatory to ensure inclusion of the paper in the book. The contributors are requested to register themselves at an early date. Conference book will be distributed free to only those participants who will attend the Conference and present their paper in the Conference.


The Conference Committee will select two best papers, one from Management category and one from Law category for the Best Paper Award. Authors wishing to apply for the award should follow the standard procedure for submission of Conference full papers. However, for a paper to gain this award one of the authors must have attended the Conference and presented the paper. The winner of the Best Conference paper will receive a money prize and a certificate during the closing session of the conference. Please note that paper sent after the last date of registration will not considered for the award.

Delegate Category Residential in Rs Non Residential in Rs On the Spot Registration
Business Executive/Advocates Rs. 5000 Rs. 4000 Rs. 5000
Academician (Faculty) Rs. 4000 Rs. 3000 Rs. 4000
Research Scholar / Students Rs. 2500 Rs. 1000 Rs. 2500

The registration fee (with the name of the participant and the title of the paper stated in the covering letter) for the participants may be sent in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favor of Symbiosis Law school, Noida (Payable at Noida).

The fee should reach the Conference Secretariat by 31st October, 2011 at the following address:

Dr. Pushpa Negi

(Conference Secretary)
First National Conference
Symbiosis Law School
Sector- 62, Block-A, Plot No-47/48, Noida-201301

Ph: +91 (O) 120 2405061, 63
Mob: +91 9718055992
Fax:0120 2405064


1) Chief Patron
Padma Shri Dr. S. B. Mujumdar

Chancellor Symbiosis International University

2) Patron
Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar
Principal Director, Symbiosis

3) Conference Chairman
Dr. C. J. Rawandale
Director, Symbiosis Law School, Noida Ph: +91- 0120 2405062 Email:

Professor (Dr.) Bhushan Patwardhan
Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International University

4) Conference Secretary
Dr. Pushpa Negi
Assistant Professor, Symbiosis Law School, Noida
Mob: +91 9718055992
Ph: +91-120 2405063/61

5) Co-Organizers
Dr. Mohd. Salim

Associate Professor
Mob.:+91 9717211419
Ph: +91- 0120 2405063

Sukhvinder Singh Dari
Assistant Professor
Mob: +91 9990985999
Ph: +91- 0120 2405061


Noida came into administrative existence on 17th April 1976. Sanjay Gandhi set it up as part of an urbanization thrust during the controversial Emergency period (1975-1977). The name NOIDA is an acronym for the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority; in fact it is an area under the management of the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority. It is located in GautamBudhNagardistrict of UttarPradesh state and is equidistant from Ghaziabad and Delhi. Noida, an integrated industrial city with ample facilities is considered to be one of the most modernized cities of India to be precise. It is a part of National Capital Region (NCR) and it was developed near Delhi as a modern industrial city.

Noida spread across 203.16 km², 50% of its half a million population daily commute to Delhi, solely for the purpose of work. The famous Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) Flyway connecting NOIDA with Delhi runs across the river Yamuna and receives a good patronage from office-goers in the city making communication easier. Noida is a glamorous suburb of Delhi and has many malls, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and cinema multiplexes. It also has large residential colonies, with more and more of them developing in Greater Noida. The township also has many prestigious educational institutions, schools and hospitals. Noida is one of the largest industrial townships of Asia. It has an IT hub with several leading software companies and BPOs operating from there, as well as a Special Economic Zone that has attracted many offices and industries. The film City in Sector 16A is a major production center for TV serials and films. Noida also has a large sports stadium, which is being upgraded currently to host events of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Season and Climate

The latitude and longitude of Noida are 28º2' N and 70º30' E respectively. October is considered as the best time to visit Noida because of balanced temperature; it lies from 31ºC (highest) to 19ºC (lowest) in this month.

How to Reach Noida

By Air: The distance between Indira Gandhi National Airport and Noida is 21.18 kilometers by road. There is good accessibility of flights for Delhi from almost all regions of India.
By Rail: Delhi is the nearest railhead as Noida does not have a railway station. It takes 15 minutes by taxi to reach Noida. It takes 45 minutes from New Delhi Railway stations and 30 minutes from Nizamuddin Railway station to Noida.
By Road: Noida is extremely well linked by a good network of roadways and road transport. It is well linked with Delhi (9.83 km), Gurgaon ( 35 km), Jaipur (235 km), Lucknow (402), Agra (171 km), Mathura (km), Dehradun ( 206 Km), Chandigarh ( 290 km) and Jammu (  517 km).


Symbiosis Law School
(Constituent of Symbiosis International University)
Sector- 62, Block-A, Plot No-47/48, Noida - 201301
U.P. - India Ph: +91 (0) 120 2405061, 63.
Fax: 0120 2405064,

Route Map: New Delhi Railway Station to SLS-Noida
Route Map: Ghaziabad Railway Station to SLS-Noida
Route Map: Indira Gandhi international Airport to SLS-Noida