NUJS Kolkata's Workshop on Waste Management [17th-18th July, 2020]. (Last date for registration is 15th June, 2020)

About the Organization

The WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, as the eastern regional partner of NLSIU, Bangalore, has undertaken a major research project sponsored by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change on Chemical and Hazardous Waste Management. The research team of the project has conducted a study of current position and has come out with its findings.

About Workshop

The primary objective of the workshop is to highlight the existing challenges in management of chemical and hazardous wastes in West Bengal and to find out a workable solution for ensuring the highest level of protection to the health and safety of people and the environment.

Workshop Date: 17 & 18 July 2020

Workshop Venue: The WB National University of Juridical Sciences 12, LB Block, Sec III, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700098.

Major Themes of the Workshop:

International conventions and instruments on management of chemical and hazardous wastes: Implementation in India

- Legal and regulatory framework for management of chemical and hazardous wastes India

- Import and export of chemical and hazardous wastes: Norms and compliances

- Storage, transport and disposal of chemical and hazardous wastes in West BengalManagement of batteries and battery wastes: A special reference to West Bengal

- Duties of occupiers and operators of TSDF in efficient disposal of chemical and hazardous wastes

- Role of the State in regulating the chemical and hazardous industries in West Bengal

- Chemical and hazardous wastes management: More inclusive role of Pollution Control Boards

- Chemical and hazardous wastes management and public awareness in West Bengal

Call for Papers:

Those who are interested in presenting a paper on any of the above themes must send an abstract of 600 words along with a brief biographical note (not more than 200 words) on or before 20 May 2020.

(Preference would be given to those papers that incorporate empirical study on the major themes of the workshop, which help in training different stakeholders involved in the management of chemical and hazardous substances.)

The acceptance of paper for presentation would be informed by 30 May 2020. Upon acceptance, a full length paper of 4,000 - 6,000 words must be sent by 5 July 2020.

If the full length paper is not submitted before the last date, authors will not be allowed to present the paper in the Workshop.

Submission of the full length paper would be presumed as unconditional consent of the author/s for its possible use in the preparation of research report by the organisers.

Submission of abstracts and full length papers must be made through e-mail to Mr. Atul Alexander at All submissions must be Amade in Microsoft Word.

Target Audience:

Since the workshop is focusing on the chemical and hazardous waste management, the following stakeholders in this field would be immensely benefitted: -Policy makers, Members and officers of pollution control boards, Representatives from chemical and hazardous industries, Importers and exporters of chemicals, Representatives from waste disposal facilities, Academicians and students.

Participants’ Registration:

There is no registration fee for the Workshop.

However, the participation to the Workshop is limited to 60 participants (excluding the paper presenters).

All interested participants must register by sending a mail to Ms. Dulung Sengupta at

Registration would be done on first-come first-served basis until the seats are filled.

Important Dates

Last date for submission of Abstract: 20 May 2020

Last date for submission of Full Paper: 5 July 2020

E-mail id for Submissions:

E-mail id for Registration by Participants:

Contact Number: 8017135236, 033-23357379 / 0765 (extn 1180)


**Please note that the organizers are not in a position to provide accommodation to any participant or paper presenter. Though we can provide a list of accommodation available near the University, we take no responsibility regarding the booking, quality or any other aspect relating to accommodation.