Submission Format

Poster Presentation

A Poster session is a one-to-one informal discussion between presenters and their audience on a conference-related theme. Presenters post their research design and findings on a poster board; i.e., a brief text clearly labelled and illustrated by photos, charts,graphs,tables.

The presenters will be exhibiting their posters as per the Conference Programme. Presenters’ exact places will be indicated by their names which will be posted on the poster boards.

Exhibits should be set up on 23 February 2018 before inaugural session in the designated area as per the Conference Programme and should be removed immediately after each session. Student assistants will be available for help in the poster area on both days. You are strongly advised to be in the poster area at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time of your presentation.

Each bulletin board measures 200cm(width) x 100(height) (about 6.5 x 3.2feet). Posters can be stuck with blue tack or double-sided cellotape.

Authors are requested to be available for questions of your poster during the scheduled poster sessions. In order to efficiently communicate the results of your research to the viewers, you are kindly requested to devote considerable effort in the design of your poster.

Handouts: Although not required, we recommend that you prepare a handout consisting of a short (300 word) abstract followed by an outline of research design, findings and conclusions. You may come with your own printed material. Otherwise, copy centres within the venue vicinity can provide reproductive or graphic services to the conferees. Have at least 50 copies of your handout with you for distribution. Providing A4 takeaway versions of your poster is also encouraged.

If AV equipment or electrical support is required, please notify the Organising Committee and the Conference Secretariat upon submission of your abstract.


  • Posters should be formatted in APA style.
  • The heading should have letters at least 35mm (100 Pt) high listing the title of the paper, authors, institution and its location
  • Lettering for text and illustrations should be at least 10mm (36 pt) high
  • The introduction should contain 3 to 5 sentences outlining essential information necessary to understand the study and why it was done.
  • The objectives of the study, the questions to be asked or the hypothesis to be tested should be clearly stated in as few words as possible.
  • Outline your methods briefly
  • Results should be presented as graphs or tables. They should be self-explanatory and therefore please provide a clear legend including symbols. You may also want to provide an interpretation of the results below each panel.
  • Avoid putting too much material and text on the poster.
  • Use bulleted lists where possible instead of paragraphs.
  • You can use italics instead of underlining.
  • Avoid using all capital letters.


  • Use photos, diagrams, graphs or any other artwork as a focal point to attract attention and these should be easily visible from a distance.
  • Try to make all illustrations (charts, pies, graphs, etc.) into bold graphic display where text is minimized and symbols are maximized.
  • Avoid colours that will distract the viewer from the focal parts of your presentation.

The Design

  • Common preparation time for a poster session is approximately six weeks of discontinuous work.
  • Sections and sequence of materials should be clearly indicated but kept simple. Ideally, a well-constructed poster will be self-explanatory, understandable to the viewer, freeing the presenter from answering obvious questions. Presenters can thus be available to supplement and discuss particular points of interest.
  • Successful poster presentations are those which achieve coverage and clarity but also display an uncluttered and straightforward design.
  • Arrows clearly indicating the flow of information from introduction to conclusion are always helpful.
  • The focus should be on major findings and not on everything you know.

Finally, it is often helpful to ask a colleague to function as an objective reader and give you feedback on both the content and the design.

Presenters may wish to consider the following:

The discussion (if necessary) and conclusions should be succinctly stated on large type. Many viewers read this first and hence it should be easy to understand.

Paper Submission (English)

All papers should be sent as attachments in MS Word format

Abstract: A summary of the paper of 250 words or less.

The paper must have double column. Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5" × 11" page setting. References may be single spaced

Submissions must include title, abstract, keywords, author and affiliation with email address. The general outline should have:

  • Introduction: Presentation of the main argument of the paper and a description of how this argument will be developed in the course of the paper.
  • Body: Elaboration of the argument with supporting evidence and reference to the scholarly debates to which your paper intends to contribute.
  • Conclusion: Concise re-statement of the paper's main contributions to scholarship.
  • References [or Bibliography]: Listing of the sources and scholarly literature which are cited in the paper, with complete bibliographical information on each item.

Paper Submission (Hindi)

Use kritidev 010 or Unicode mangal (font size 10). send in Microsoft word.
Other instructions as per English.