Past conferences

Held at Lucknow University,Lucknow in 1958 (Jan)

Conference President: V.V. Giri
Themes :
● Social Security
● Industrial Relations
● Trade Unionism
● Problems of Agricultural Labour
● Teaching and Research in Labour Economics

Held at Agra University, Agra in 1958 (Dec)

Conference President: V.V. Giri
● Wage Policy
● Workers Participation in Management
● Unemployment in India

Held at University of Madras, Madras in 1959

Conference President: P.C. Mahalanobis
Themes :
● Full Employment in Developing Economies
● Approaches to Labour Policy in the Third Five Year Plan
● Towards Theory of Wage Structure

Held at Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1960

Conference President: P.C. Mahalanobis
Themes :
● Full Employment in Developing Economies
● Approaches to Labour Policy in the Third Five Year Plan
● Towards Theory of Wage Structure

Held at Karnataka University, Dharwar in 1961

Conference President: Gyan Chand
Themes :
● Scope of Labour Economics
● Social Securities
● Rural Underemployment

Held at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad in 1962

Conference President: C.N. Vakil
Themes :
● Employment and Economic Development
● Agricultural Labour in India
● Industrial Democracy

Held at University of Bombay, Bombay in 1963

Conference President: R.K. Mukherjee
Themes :
● Share of Wages in National Income
● Productivity in Export Industries
● Role of Labour in National Defence

Held at M.S. University, Baroda in 1964

Conference President: V.K.R.V. Rao
● Wage-Price Relation
● Technology and Labour
● Role of Trade Unions

Held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 1965

Conference President : Ashoka Mehta
Themes :
● Wage Determination
● Consumer Price Index
● Worker’s Education

Held at Calcutta University, Calcutta in 1966

Conference President: P.C. Mahalanobis
Themes :
● NA

Held at University of Madras, Madras in 1967

Conference President: Baljit Singh
Themes :
● Economic Policy and Labour
● Wage Incentives
● Trade Unionism Among Non-Manual Employees

Held at Patna University, Patna in 1969

Conference President: B.N. Ganguli
Themes :
● Employment Policy
● Process of Collective Bargaining
● Indian Trade Unionism

Held at Kanpur University, Kanpur in 1969 (Dec)

Conference President: K.P. Bhatnagar
Themes :
● Norms of Wage Determination
● Determinants of Industrial Relations
● Nature and Content of Labour Economics

Held at Meerut University, Meerut in 1972

Conference President: A.K. Dasgupta
● Manpower Planning
● Industrial Relations
● Labour and Economic Development

Held at Andhra University, Waltair in 1974

Conference President: Sukhmoy Chakravarty
● Income Policy
● Unorganised Sector
● White Collar Trade Unionism s.

Held at Punjabi University, Patiala in 1976

Conference President: K.N. Raj
● Employment-oriented Planning
● Industrial Relations in Public Undertakings
● Economics of Labour Welfare

Held at S V. University, Tirupati in 1977

Conference President: D.T. Lakdawala
● Wage Structure in India
● Labour Policy
● Unemployment and Structural Change S V. University,Tirupati

Held at Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad in 1978

Conference President: M.L. Dantwala
Themes :
● NA

Held at Patna University, Patna in 1979

Conference President: G.P. Sinha
Themes :
● Labour Force Characteristics and Employment Planning
● Segmentation of Labour Markets

Held at Kakatia University, Warangal in 1980

Conference President: G.P. Sinha
Themes :
● Wage Determination in a Developing Economy
● Role of Law in Industrial Relations

Held at Xavier Labour Relations Institute Jamshedpur in 1981

Conference President: R.C. Saxena
Themes :
● Sharing Gains in Productivity
● Collective Bargaining : Status and Prospects in India
● Special Employment Generation Schemes in India

Held at Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1983

Conference President: P.C. Mahalanobis
Themes :
● Wage-Employment Relationship in Developing Countries
● Motivation and Job Satisfaction in Indian Industries
● Labour Relations in Indian Agriculture

Held at Lucknow University,Lucknow in 1984

Conference President: Gautam Mathur
Themes :
● Rural-Urban Migration
● Human Resources in Economic Development
● Indian Trade Unionism

Held at Vikram University, Ujjain in 1985

Conference President: Raj Krishna
Themes :
● Role of State in Industrial Relations
● Problems of Labour in Unorganised Sector
● Wage Employment and Equity

Held at University of Mysore, Mysore in 1986

Conference President: P.R. Brahmananda
Themes :
● Wage, Trends in Organised and Unorganised Sector
● Employment Policy and the Seventh Five Year Plan
● Industrial Relations in SSI Units

Held at Bharathidasam University Tiruchirapalli in 1987b

Conference President: V.M. Dandekar
● Share of Wages
● Technology and Employment
● Trade Unionism

Held at Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai in 1988 (Jan)

Conference President: B.N. Datar
● Labour Markets in India
● Industrial Relations : Emerging Trends
● Workers’ Ownership and Management

Held at A.N. Sinha Institute of Social studies Patna in 1988 (Dec)

Conference President: P.C. Joshi
● Women Workers in India
● New Developments in Personnel Management
● Labour Scenario in the 21st Century

Held at Bangalore University, Bangalore in 1989

Conference President: L.K. Deshpande
● Development Planning and Rural Labour
● National Wage Policy
● Industrial Relations : Recent Trends in India

Held at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 1990

Conference President: D.M. Nanjundappa
●Child Labour
● Quality Circles
● New Trends in Trade Unionism
● Labour Market Flexibility

Held at Osmania University, Hyderabad in 1991

Conference President: Ruddar Datt
● Labour Absorption and Labour Migration
● Worker’s Participation in Management
● Peasant Movement in India

Held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1993

Conference President: K.M. Naidu
● New Economic Policy and Labour
● Labour Productivity and Trade Unionism
● Strikes and Lockouts in India

Held at Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad in 1994

Conference President: T.S. Papola
● Employment Generation in India
● Quality of Work Life
● Labour Institutions and Economic Development

Held at Punjabi University, Patiala in 1995 (Jan)

Conference President: C.H. Hanuamantha Rao
● Labour Market Felxibility
● Rural Labour Markets and Poverty Emerging Trends in Trade Unionism

Held at Pondichery University, Pondichery in 1995 (Dec)

Conference President: Sheila Bhalla
● Structural Adjustment, Labour Market and Poverty
● Employment in the Service Sector
● Organising the Unorganised Workers

Held at V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDAh in 1996

Conference President: C.P. Thakur
● Changes in Workforce Structure
● Social Security for Indian Workers
● Emerging Issues in Industrial Relations

Held at Kerala University and Centre for Development Studies Thiruvananthpuram in 1998 (Jan)

Conference President: Ashok Mathur
● Political Economy of Labour
● Minimum Wages
● Child Labour

Held at University of Hyderabad , Hyderabad in 1998 (Dec)

Conference President: Yoginder K. Alagh
● Issues in Wage Policy
● Labour Migration
● International Labour Standards and India

Held at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai in 1999

Conference President: S.R. Hashim
● Trade, Technology and Employment
● Women in the Emerging Labour Market
● Changing Economic Structure and Labour Institutions

Held at Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur in 2000

Conference President: L. Mishra
● Youth Unemployment in India
● Employment in Service Sector
● Regional Pattern of Industrial Relations in India

Held at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore in 2001

Conference President: R. Radhakrishna
● Redundancy and Rehabiliation of Workers
● Social Security for Workers in the Unorganised Sector
● Changing Agrarian Relations and Rural Labour

Held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in 2002

Conference President: Deepak Nayyar
● Rural Non-Farm Employment in India
● Education, Skill Development and Changing Labour Market
● New Forms of Labour Organisation

Held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2003

Conference President: G.K. Chadha
● Changes in the World of Work
● Changing Structure of Indian Workforce
● Emerging Pattern of Industrial Relations

Held at Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur' in 2004

Conference President: D.N. Reddy
● Human Capital Base of the Indian Labour Market
● Labour Processes and Productivity in Micro and Small Enterprises
● Collective Bargaining : Status and Prospects

Held at CESP, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2005

Conference President: Prabhat Patnaik
● State and Labour
● Labour in the Knowledge Economy
● Right to Work

Held at Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu in 2007 (Jan)

Conference President: V.S. Vyas
● Wages and Employment
● Agrarian Crisis and Rural Labour
● Emerging Trends in the Trade Union Movement

Held at Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad in 2007 (Dec)

Conference President: G.S. Bhalla
● Economic Diversification in Rural India
● Conditions of Work and Rights of Workers in the Unorganised
● Sector
● Trends in Wage and Income Differentials

Held at Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow in 2008

Conference President: K.P. Kannan
● Globalisation, Labour Markets and Employment
● Women Workers in the New Economy
● Education and Skills for the Emerging Labour Market
● Labour Organisations in Independent India

Held on in 2009

Conference President: Arjun Sengupta
● Labour Market Discrimination
● Right to Employment
● Labour Regulations in India

Held at Karnatak Univesity, Dharwad, Karnatka in 2010

Conference President: Abhijit Sen
● Planning for Full Employment
● Labour Migration: Causes and Consequences
● Emerging Pattern of Employment Relation

Held at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur in 2011

Conference President: S.S.Gill
● Women’s Work
● Labour and Environment
● Social Protection for Workers in India

Held at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi in 2012

Conference President: S.K. Thorat
● Wages and Wage Share
● Employment in the Post Reform India
● Labour Rights in the Globalising World