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Centre For Research Call for Paper – E -Journal of Indological Studies and Indian Studies

Centre for Reasearch - Call for paper

With a view to reinforce the research culture at MGI and incentivizing its academics and researchers to become more research-active, a Centre for Research (CFR) has been set up at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute since September 2020. The aim of the CFR is to create the space, conditions, and environment conducive to the boosting up of a robust institutional research culture in line with the existing Research Policy Framework. The Centre for Research currently hosts three journals, namely, the Journal of Mauritian Studies (JMS), the Journal of Indological Studies and Indian Studies (JISIS), and the Journal of Fine Arts and Performing Arts (ART’r). Academics, Research scholars from MGI & RTI other HEIs in Mauritius, or academics from abroad are invited to submit papers for the Journal of Indological Studies and Indian Studies (JISIS). This journal provides a platform for the dissemination of peer-reviewed research outputs in the fields of Indian Philosophy, Asian Languages, and Literature. The first issue of the Journal will cover the following Theme: Feminism.

Sub Themes may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Equality
  • Gender Issues
  • Sexual objectification and oppression
  • Emancipation of women in the social and political fields
  • Fashion and Feminism
  • The impact of feminism on modern education
  • women Empowerment

Abstract and Paper Submission Guidelines:

    • All participants are required to submit an abstract (in English or French) of not more than 250 words.
    • Abstracts will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee and authors will be informed of the outcome.
    • The full paper should be between 7000 to 8000 words excluding references, table of contents, charts, footnotes, endnotes, etc.
    • Upon approval of abstracts, scholars/ researchers must submit their paper along with their names, respective University/ Institution affiliation, brief bio-data, mailing, and email addresses.
    • Upon submission and approval, full papers will be sent to two reviewers for a double–blind peer review.
    • The Scientific Committee will communicate with the author/s as regards the four following outcomes of the paper:
      • Submission Rejected
      • Submission Accepted Upon Bringing Major Changes
      • Submission Accepted Upon Bringing Minor Changes
      • Submission Accepted without any Changes
    • For submission in English and French, submissions should be in Word document, Times New Roman, font size: 12 with 1.5 spacing.
    • For Asian Languages, the following MS Unicode fonts must be used:
Asian LanguagesMS Unicode FontSize
Hindi Kokila 18
Urdu Jameel Noori Nastaleeq 14
Marathi Kokila 14
Telugu Gautami 16
Tamil Latha 12
Mandarin Simsun 12
  • Harvard system of referencing is compulsory.
  • Papers should be free from grammatical and typographical errors.
  • Appropriate diacritical marks should be used where required.
  • The name, post, and email address of the author must be clearly mentioned at the beginning of the paper.
  • The submitted paper must be original.
  • Copyright will be as per the Institution’s (MGI) IPR Policy.

Paper Structure

  • The paper should be compiled in the following order:
  • title page
  • abstract
  • keywords
  • main text introduction/rationale
  • research methodology
  • results/findings
  • discussion
  • conclusion and recommendations
  • acknowledgments
  • declaration of Interest Statement
  • appendices (as appropriate)
  • figures
  • to give a list of captions
  • table(s) with caption(s) (on individual pages)
  • Abstracts and full papers must be submitted to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates of submission / Important dates

1Last date for receiving abstract (English)21 August 2023
2Notification of selected abstracts21 September 2023
3Last Date for receiving full paper21 December 2023

Expected outcome:

 Selected papers will be published in the refereed volume of the E-Journal of Indological and Indian Studies by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute.


Award for Creative Writing in Diaspora Hindi Literature – 5th Edition (2023)

The Mahatma Gandhi Institute Award for Creative Writing
in Diaspora Hindi Literature – 5th Edition (2023)
The Mahatma Gandhi Institute is pleased to invite participation from emerging writers in Hindi, of any age, of Indian Diasporic country, who have a publication history of not more than 15 years and who wish to be considered for the above Award.

Download the Advert in English version here!

Download the Advert in Hindi version here!

Closing Date: Friday 20 October 2023 at 16 hrs 00 at latest.


Council Members

Composition of MGI & RTI Council





 Mr. Indradut Ram

Chairperson, MGI & RTI Council


 Mr. Ranjan Kumar Singh

Vice Chairperson MGI & RTI Council, Representative of High Commission of India


Mr. Rajcoomar Rampertab

Director-General MGI & RTI


 Mr. Dhirish Krishna Raghoo

Representative of Prime Minister’s Office


 Mr. Hurryvansh Aubeeluck

Representative of Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology


 Mrs. Anupama Chummun-Chaumoo

Representative of Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage


 Mrs. Geerisha Devi Nunkoo-Moorut

Representative of Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development


Dr Aveeraj Sharma Peedoly

Representative of Mauritius Research and Innovation Council


  Assoc Prof. Dr. Dinesh Surroop

Representative of University of Mauritius


 Mr. Roshan Boodnah

President, AMGISS


 Mr. Ravish Hurry

President, MGIEU


 Mr. Oudesh Tohul

President, MGISA


 Mr. Anbanaden Veerasamy

Council Member


 Mr. Satterdeo Peerthum

Council Member


 Mrs. Medhavi Bhowon

Council Member


 Mr. Kailash Shorab Bagoban

Council Member


 Mr. Vishal Beeharry

Council Member


 Mrs. Keeran Mathur

Council Member


 Mr. Premanand Koonjal

Council Member


In attendance:



Dr (Mrs) Veedotma Koonjal

Director (MGI)


Dr (Mrs) Surekha Ramful

Director (Schooling) MGI/RTI


Mr Nandkishore Beerbul

Ag Bursar


Mrs. Uma Devi Kowlesser



 Mrs. B. Bansoodeb




UNESCO World Philosophy Day Celebrations 2020


Talk by Professor John H Stanfield II

Professor  John H Stanfield II
Director, ASARPI: The Institute for Advanced Study of African Renaissance Policies Ideas 2003-Present

Mauritius and South Africa
2019-2020 University of Mauritius SSR Chair of African Studies
2018-2019 Ethiopia U.S. Ambassador Distinguished Scholar
2016-2018 Distinguished Fellow, South Africa  Human Sciences Research Council (Cape Town)
2015-2016  Online Ph.D. Program Faculty in Public Policy,  Walden University (Johannesburg)
2014-2015 Interim Distinguished Professor and Founder, Mogae International Development and Governance Institute, Botswana International University of Sciences and Technology
2011-2012 Senior Strategic Adviser to Rwanda National Unity and Reconciliation Commission and Rwanda Governance Board
2007-08 Distinguished Fulbright Chair in American Studies, Catholic University Rio de Janeiro
Indiana University Bloomington Emeritus Professor in African American, African Diaspora,  African Studies, American Studies, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and Sociology 

Professor John H Stanfield, Chair of African Studies at the University of Mauritius, delivered a talk at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute on 29 September 2020 on the theme “Blending African and Asian Studies: Sociological Historical Questions”.

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