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About Conference

Development has been a focus of humankind since ancient times. It involves creating social conditions that sustainably and equitably foster individual and collective well-being. However, the path to development has undergone various debates and changes across different periods, involving shifts in concepts, theories, and practical approaches. The idea of social development emerged when it was felt that true development could not be achieved solely through economic advancement. Its proponents advocated a holistic and multi-level approach, instead. Social development is a broad concept that involves significant changes in politics, economics, and culture, all aimed at transforming society through deliberate efforts, characterised by increased capacity within the social system, social structure, institutions, services, and policies to effectively utilise resources and generate positive changes in the standard of living.

The ICSD 24th Biennial International Conference aims to provide an opportunity to critically reflect on the multiple ways in which social work and social development professionals have advanced innovative solutions to unite and improve outcomes for individuals, families and communities, locally and globally. The conference will also celebrate ICSD’s golden jubilee; showcasing its commendable contribution to the field of social work and social development across the world.


25 Years of Internationalization

'Internationalisation' has been a catchword for Rajagiri since its inception and we have completed 25 years of official International collaborations. Currently, Rajagiri has official agreements with 60+ International Universities across 30 countries. Establishing vibrant academic tie-ups with leading universities all over the world has not only helped the students to get international exposure, but also facilitated in sharing of resources for faculty training, curriculum development, research, and consultancy.

Our students from PG and UG programmes regularly do short-term study programmes in our Partner Universities with a duration ranging from 1 month to 6 months. We host International students in our regular programmes as full-time students which is also supported by the Study in India (SII) Programme from the Govt of India. The various programmes offered by Rajagiri also have twinning, dual degree arrangements with world-class International Universities across the globe.


Important Dates

March 20 - July 15, 2024

Call for Abstracts

August 31, 2024

Notification on Approval of Abstracts

May 1 - September 30, 2024

Early Bird Registration

October 1 - October 31, 2024

Regular Registration

January 8 - January 10, 2025

Conference Dates

*We are strictly going by these dates so as to obtain political clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India which will help to obtain a conference visa for international participants.

Our International Partners