“Expanding Horizons of Consumer Protection Laws” On March 25th 2021

February 26, 2021

National Webinar on

“Expanding Horizons of Consumer Protection Laws” On March 25th 2021

By Centre for Business Laws

National University of Study and Research in Law Ranchi


About the Centre

Centre for Business Laws is a centre for excellence and research in Business and Commercial Laws. The activities of the centre are to organize seminars, webinars, symposia, research publications and conferences on subjects germane to its foundation. The purpose of the centre is to provide a platform for academic exchanges for students and to collaborate with other universities on start-ups, business laws and economic matters. Subjects like Corporate Law, Laws relating to Securities, Competition Law, Consumer Law, Trade and other Business Law, Mediation, Conciliation, Negotiation, Arbitration and other alternate dispute resolution methods, Entrepreneurship and allied laws are intended to be dealt with by the Centre.

About the Webinar

The advent of Consumer Protection Act 2019 was driven by many challenges in the law relating to consumer protection, which led to the enactment of the consumer protection law with the aim to better place Indian consumer in this transnational trading system. The changing dimensions of law relating to consumer protection are well reflected in the new law and it has also attempted to provide justice to consumers in terms of forum as well as remedies. The law seeks to sharpen the aspects relating to product liability, fraudulent endorsements, e-commerce, e-filing of complaints, rise in pecuniary jurisdiction, and establishment of Central Consumer Protection Authority and most importantly providing Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms as means for settling dispute to provide effective as well as expeditious remedy to consumers in India. The parallel existence of competition regime has given new horizon to the consumer protection in India. Thus, coordinated operation of these two branches of law has further presented many issues which needs academic deliberation. The new Consumer Protection Law is presently in its nascent stages, but has a legendary predecessor. The webinar is an attempt to provide an insight into the new law and its interpretations, based on observations, interpretations and precedents.

A book shall be published with ISBN consisting of 30 best manuscripts. Kindly permit the publication of the book at university expenses.

The academic contributions are invited from the fraternity and stakeholders on the following

suggested sub - themes:

  • Consumer Protection Act 2019 and its dynamics
  • Product liability
  • Fraudulent advertisement and its liability
  • Consumer data protection
  • E-commerce and consumer protection
  • Alternative dispute resolution in consumer disputes
  • Consumer protection and competition law
  • Unfair trade practices and consumer interests.
  • Consumer and practices having appreciable adverse effect
  • Consumer rights of patients
  • Breach of consumer privacy and use of confidential information of consumers


How to submit

  • All submissions are to be made via e-mail as word documents (preferably Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010). Authors can submit their manuscripts at following mail id- cbl@nusrlranchi.ac.in

Submission Deadline

  • Submission of abstract in not more than 300 words by 5th March 2021
  • Declaration of acceptance of abstract by 8th March 2021 for presentation in Webinar
  • Submission of Final paper: 15th March, 2021
  • Selection of best papers for publication in books- 18th March 2021
  • Webinar – 25th March 2021
  • Registration Fee – Rs. 500/-
  • Copy of Books for authors selected for Publication: Rs. 500/- per copy
  • Each co – authors must undergo registration process with fees separately.


Guidelines for Paper Submission

  • The title of the Chapter should be followed by Name, Designation, Name of the Organization

/ University / Institution and Email address. It is mandatory to mention Email address, as all future correspondence will be through it.

  • Name and details of Co-author, if any.
  • The paper should be typed in MS WORD format (preferably 2010).
  • The paper must be in single column layout with margins justified on both sides.
  • Paper should be in Times New Roman 12 point font and double spaced. Main Title should be in full capitals, bold and centered with a 12 point font. Sub-titles should be in sentence case, bold and 12 point font. Author’s names should be in small capitals and centered 12 point font Footnotes should be in Times New Roman 10 point font.
  • The length of paper shall be between 3,000 - 5,000 words (including footnotes).
  • Citation Format: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (2015, 20th ed.)
  • Submission of the abstract: A covering letter with the name(s) of the author (s) and address, designation, institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information (email, phone, etc.) is compulsory to submit. All submissions must contain an abstract of not more than 300 words.
  • Originality of Manuscripts: All the contributions should be the original work of the contributors and should not have been submitted for consideration in any other Publication. Any plagiarized work with more than 20% plagiarism will be out-rightly rejected.
  • Copyright declaration: The author needs to declare the originality and that paper is not submitted elsewhere for publication. The copyright shall vest with the publisher.
  • The best 30 selected paper will be published in the form of book by NUSRL Publication with ISBN.

Bank Details:

Beneficiary: NUSRL Ranchi Account No.: 490710110003104

Bank: Bank of India Branch: NUSRL Campus IFSC: BKID0005900


Webinar Coordinators

    1. Ms. Priya Vijay Assistant Professor of Law

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

P.O. Bukru, Kanke – Pithoria Road, Kanke, Ranchi – 834006.

Tel. +91-8840024962

E-mail id: priyavijay.29@gmail.com / priya.vijay@nusrlranchi.ac.in


    1. Dr. Hiral Mehta Kumar Assistant Professor of Law

National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi

P.O. Bukru, Kanke – Pithoria Road, Kanke, Ranchi – 834006.

Tel. +91-8051176055

E-mail id: adv.hiralmehta@gmail.com / hiral.mehta@nusrlranchi.ac.in



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