Call for Papers/Poster Presentations

Call for Papers/Poster Presentations-India-EU Dialogue on Internationalization of Higher Education July 13, 2018

Internationalization of higher education has become an inevitable reality today. The global requirements have altered the education structure where universities are required to prepare the students to face the global competition by providing necessary skill sets. The higher education institutions have transited from whether to internationalize to rather how to internationalize their university campuses.

While universities globally are striving to maintain the distinctiveness of their respective national higher education systems, there is a pressing need felt for mutual recognition of otherwise disparate systems. In case of the European universities, the Bologna Process and European Higher Education Area have facilitated harmonization of credits and recognition of degrees. While the Indian higher education institutions too are trying to enhance their visibility in the global higher education arena, however given the vastness of the country, the universities are grappling with questions of harmonization and policy matters.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) proposes to host leaders of some of the HEIs in India and engage in a conversation with experts in the field from Europe thus enabling a policy dialogue on harmonization and internationalization of higher education. The Conference is a part of the three-day Manipal Higher Education Meet, which comprises a workshop on Day one, the conference on Day two culminating in a Vice Chancellors’ Conclave on Day three.

Manipal Academy of Higher Education invites authors to submit articles for the Conference on India-EU Dialogue on Internationalization of Higher Education. The Conference to be organized by Manipal Academy of Higher Education, will take place on July 13, 2018 at Manipal.

The articles can be submitted in one of three categories:

(i) Internationalization of Universities: Towards Academic Conversion

(ii) Preparedness for Internationalization of Higher Education: Role of Leadership, Academics and International Offices in Transformation of Universities

(iii)Discoursing Harmonization: Between homogeneity and heterogeneity

(iv) Internationalization of Higher Education: Mobilities and Beyond



Important dates

Deadline for submission: May 20, 2018

Notification of acceptance: May 28, 2018

Deadline for final paper submission: June 12, 2018


Submission guidelines

  • Deadline for the submission of full-length paper is May 15, 2018
  • Last date for submission of revised papers will be June 10, 2018
  • Papers should be sent on
  • Students pursing PhD can present poster presentations and research papers. Students are invited to present posters about the present research plan, output or submit a research paper
  • Every candidate will receive an acknowledgement of their submission
  • Referees’ decision will be final regarding acceptance / rejection of the paper
  • Select papers would be a part of the edited volume book to be published by Manipal University Press
  • In case of any clarifications or queries, the authors should contact on the following email id:


Guidelines for preparing full paper

Documentation preparation MS Word
Word length 3000 words (inclusive of tables and graphs)
Font Times New Roman
Font size 12 point
Paper A4 size
Margins 1.5” Right: 1” Left:1”
Line spacing 1.5
Page numbers Page numbers should be numbered serially
Title of the paper The title of the paper should be in ‘Sentence case’, font size 14 point, bold and centered at the top of the first page.
Authors and affiliations Authors and affiliations should be followed after the title of paper. The author(s) name should be of font size 12 point and bold. Corresponding author should be marked with asterisk (*). Affiliation(s) of the author(s) along with their full address(es) of organization(s) followed with phone and email should be of font size 10 point, centered and single lined- spaced. If there are two or more authors for the same paper but are from different organizations then in this case the authors name and address should be superscripted by numerically 1, 2, etc.
Abstracts and keywords Abstract not more than 200 words. The abstract should be followed by 4- 5 keywords arranged in alphabetical order. Each keyword should be separated by a comma.
Headings First-level headings should be left aligned, bold-faced and in “Capital Letters”. The font size should be 12 point. Second-level headings should be left aligned, bold-faced and in “Sentence case”. The fond size should be 12 point. Third-level headings should be left aligned, bold-faced and in “Italics”. The font size should be 12 pt. font
Body The body of the paper should follow the abstract. The body of the text should be divided into headings like Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and References or any other suitable headings as per the content blend. The body text should be single lined spaced and justified.




Out of the presented papers, 2 papers will be awarded prizes as follows:

1) 1st Prize: Rs. 3000/-

2) 2nd Prize: Rs. 2000/-

Certificate regarding paper presentation will also be awarded to all presenters.

For any further enquiries regarding the programme, please contact Ms Tejasvini Ahuja at

We look forward to seeing you at India-EU Dialogue on Internationalization of Higher Education.