National Student Seminar

Bridging Frontiers to Promote Adaptability in the Changing World

Organised by School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage (PPSH)

Deadline for submission of abstract and full paper extended.

     – Organising Committee (08/12/21)

Chief Patron: Prof. Ajay Kapoor, Vice Chancellor, CVV

Keynote Speaker: Prof. V. George Mathew, Former Head,  Department of Psychology, University of Kerala

Special Lecture by Dr. Fantahun Admas, Associate Professor (Psychology), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia on ‘Research Process: Fundamental Issues to be Mindful of’

Convenor: Dr. Satheesh Varma, Head, School of PPSH 

Organising Secretaries:

Student Organisers:

  • Navya Kumar (BA App. Psy.)
  • Havisha Machiraju (BA App. Psy.)
Important Dates

Seminar Date: 18 December 2021   

Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: 1 December 2021

Approval of Abstracts: 3 December 2021

Last Date for Submission of Full Papers: 8 December 2021

Communication of Final Decisions: 10 December 2021


Participation in the seminar is FREE, but all the participants are required to register.

Registration will be open from the first week of November. The registration fee for paper presenters is ₹ 300. The last date for  registration is 15 December 2021. (Students from CVV are exempted from the fee, however they should provide other details in the registration form). 

All the participants should provide their full name, this is required for issuing the certificates. Only one time registration is required for both participation and presentation. If more than one person is presenting the paper, they should register separately. Certificates will be issued only to the registered participants.

About the Seminar

“Bridging Frontiers to Promote Adaptability in the Changing  World” is a National Student seminar organised by School of PPSH, CVV. The seminar is mainly intended for students and amateur researchers who are doing their own research or affiliated to an institution. The seminar includes a special invited lecture and paper presentations on fundamental and emerging areas of Psychology.

Call for Papers

Both empirical and conceptual papers are allowed in the seminar.  Students from various streams are allowed to present papers on the given themes. Graduates, Post graduates, those who are doing their PhD and other researchers are also allowed to present papers in the seminar. Abstract broadly based on any of the sub-themes are considered for presentation. Those who fail to send their full papers will not be allowed to present their paper. Once the abstract is selected, guidelines for submission of the full paper will be informed. 

Sub themes of the seminar 
  • Emerging trends in Mental health and related issues
  • Neuroscience of mental health
  • Advancements in Forensic psychology  
  • Education in the 21st century
  • Psychology in the digital world
  • Psychology of diversity
  • Fitness and Sports Psychology
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Consciousness, Yoga and Meditation
Submission Guidelines
  • Authors are required to follow APA (7th edition) for formatting their abstracts.
  • Word limit for abstracts: 250-300 words
  • Word limit for full paper: 2000-2500 words
  • All abstracts must be sent to, in both Word and PDF formats.

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