International Conference

 We are excited to announce the upcoming "International Conference on Sustainability: Assessment and Challenges," scheduled to take place on January 10, 11, and 12, 2024, at Mar Athanasius College (Autonomous) in Kothamangalam. The conference revolves around the theme of sustainability, emphasizing the critical need to assess current practices and address challenges for a more sustainable future. Sustainability has emerged as a key global concern, touching various aspects of society, the economy, and the environment. This conference aims to bring together scholars, researchers, and practitioners from diverse fields to engage in meaningful discussions on sustainable practices and explore innovative solutions to existing challenges.

Major Highlights
1. Multidisciplinary Approach: The conference encourages a multidisciplinary approach, welcoming contributions from various fields such as environmental science, economics, social sciences, technology, and more. This inclusive platform aims to foster collaboration and holistic perspectives on sustainability.
2. Expert Speakers: Renowned experts and thought leaders in the field of sustainability will deliver keynote addresses, providing insights into the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities. Their expertise will set the tone for enriching discussions throughout the event.
3. Research Presentations: Participants will have the opportunity to present their research findings through presentations. This facilitates the exchange of ideas, encourages networking, and promotes collaborative research initiatives.
4. Panel Discussions: The conference will feature panel discussions designed to provide participants with practical knowledge and skills related to sustainability assessment and solutions. These hands-on sessions aim to bridge the gap between theory and application.
5. Publication Opportunities: Selected papers from the conference will have the chance to be published in indexed journals/books, contributing to the dissemination of valuable research in the field of sustainability.
Mar Athanasius College (Autonomous), located in the scenic surroundings of Kothamangalam, provides an ideal setting for intellectual exchange. The college's commitment to academic excellence aligns seamlessly with the goals of the conference.
Join Us
We invite academics, researchers, practitioners, and students passionate about sustainability to join us at this thought-provoking conference. Together, let's explore, assess, and address the challenges of sustainability to pave the way for a more resilient and harmonious future.
We look forward to your active participation in shaping the discourse on sustainability.


Link to Register:

Registration Fees: Rs.750 for faculty and research scholars and Rs.500 for students

Payment to :

Federal bank Ltd,
Kothamangalam Town
AC No: 19990200001262
IFSC: FDRL0001999

Call for Papers
We invite scholars, researchers and practitioners to submit their research papers.
Join us in exploring and discussing the latest advancements in sustainability assessment and addressing the global challenges ahead.
Selected papers will be published in Indexed Journal/ISBN Book.

Conference Themes
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-Progress Assessment
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies
Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Assessment
Circular Economy and Sustainable Resource Management
Social Equity, Inclusive Development and Corporate Governance
Green Technologies and Innovations for Sustainability
Sustainable Urbanization and Resilient Infrastructure

Guidelines for Submission of Abstract and Full Paper
All submissions must have an Abstract not exceeding 300 words
The paper must be in English
The font must be in Times New Roman with a font size of 12 and line spacing of 1.5
All the submission must be mailed to

Important Dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 9th December 2023
Full paper submission deadline: 22nd December 2023


Nur Lalua Rashidah Mohd Rahsiad
Lead, Sustainable & Inclusive Finance (SIFU)
School of Accounting and Finance
Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Dr. Muralee Thummarukudy
Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction
United Nations

Dr. Menuka Maharajan
Institution of Forestry
Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Dr. Sanal Mohan Padikaparampil
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences,
Mahatma Gandhi University

Dr. Rajan Gurukkal
Kerala State Higher Education Council

Dr. G. Padmakumar
Former Vice Principal, Govt. Women’s College, Thiruvananthapuram
Current position - Visiting Faculty, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Kerala.
Coordinator of Centre for Philosophical Counselling and Research, University of Kerala

Dr. Bejoy K. Thomas
Associate Professor & Associate Dean
(Academics, Graduate Studies) IISER Pune

Prof. Valsamma Joseph
Director of National Centre for Aquatic Animal Health &
Professor, Marine Biotechnology, NCAAH, CUSAT

 Panel Discussion:
Climate Change, Green Infrastructure and Urbanisation: Strategies for Sustainability


Dr. Martin Patrick
Chief Economist
Centre for Public Policy Research, Kochi



Dr. S Muraleedharan
Honorary Professor, Centre for Budget Studies,
CUSAT & K. N Raj Study Centre M G University


Prof. Dr. S Harikumar
Emeritus Professor, Department of Applied Economics,


Dr. D Dhanuraj
Chairman, CPPR


Shri. Roji M John, M.L.A.

Dr. Justine George
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics
St. Paul's College, Kalamassery

Dr. Winny Varghese
Mar Athanasius College Association

Dr. Manju Kurian
Mar Athanasius College (Autonomous)

Advisory Board:
Dr. Muralee Thummarukudy, Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction,United Nations
Dr. Beena Issac, Syndicate Member, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady

Dr. Jeevamma Jacob, NIT, Calicut

Dr. Ajeesh K Abraham, AIISH, Mysore

Dr. Seema Joseph, Royal Freemasons, Australia

Dr. Jose Isaac, Former Professor & HOD, Govt Homoeo Medical College, Tvm, Visiting Professor, Friendship University, Moscow, Russia
Dr. Sheeba Abraham, (Coordinator)
Dr. Claudin Rocha (Convenor)

Sub Committees

Technical Committee (TC)

Dr. Igy George
Dr. Sheeba Abraham
Dr. Claudin Rocha
Dr. Diana Mathews (Chairperson)
Dr. Jani Chungath

Finance Committee  (FC)
Dr. Feba Kurian (Chairperson)
Dr. Jini Thomas
Dr. Remya CM
Ms. Athira Satheesan

Registration Committee (RC)
Dr. Jani Chungath (Chairperson)
Dr. Remia K
Ms. Shari Sadasivan
Ms. Sheeba Stephen
Ms. Anupama R Nair
Ms. Dimple

Mr. Bince Mathew (Chairman)
Mr. Sajin Paul
Mr. Sethu Mohan
Ms.Joslin Jose
Ms. Akhila Johnson

Hospitality Cum Reception Committee (HP)
Dr. Litha Mary Issac (Chairperson)
Ms. Jiya John Parayil
Ms. Maria Daney
Ms. Josline Jose
Ms. Priyanka

Food Catering Committee [FCC]
Dr. Eldhose A M (Chairman)
Dr. Puthuma Joy
Ms. Simi Varghese
Ms. Nivya Teresa George
Ms. Mary Fabiya
Ms. Dimple

Website/ Live Streaming
Dr. Remya CM (Chairperson)
Dr. Litha Mary Issac
Ms. Shari Sadasivan
Ms. Neethu Salam
Ms. Maria Daney
Ms. Athira Satheesan
Mr. Bristo Chacko
Mr. Eldhose Scaria
Mr. Chandhu Lal Sabu

Mr. Bince Mathew
Dr. Diana Ann Issac(Chairperson)
Dr. Feba Kurian
Ms. Miranda Paul
Ms. Arya Manmadan
Ms. Priyanka Rajeev

Programme Committee (PC)
Dr. Diana Ann Issac (Chairperson)
Dr. Diana Mathews
Ms. Sharon V Balakrishnan
Ms. Gopika Suku
Ms. Sreelakshmi
Ms. Amrutha

Paper Presentation & Publication Committee
Dr. Igy George (Chairperson)
Dr. Sheeba Abraham
Dr. Jani Chungath
Dr. Diana Mathews
Dr. Claudin Rocha
Ms. Jiya John Parayil
Ms. Merin Joy
Ms. Athira Sathishan
Ms. Josline Jose
Ms. Sheby Baby
Ms. Amrutha KB

Thattekkadu Bird Sanctuary: Thattekad Bird Sanctuary - Google Maps

Bhoothathankettu Dam & Reserve Forest: Bhoothathankettu Dam & Reserve Forest - Google Maps

Munnar: Munnar - Google Maps

For inquiries and further information, please contact : Organising Committee

Dr. Jani Chungath: 9544798737
Dr. Remia K: 9895866918
Ms. Sheeba Stephen: 9847939782

Acceptance of submitted Abstracts, Paper Presentation & Publication
Dr. Igy George: 9446791600
Dr. Diana Mathews : 9447801356
Ms. Jiya John Parayil: 9447212548

Dr. Diana Ann Issac: 8547104170
Ms. Sharon V Balakrishnan: 8157016694
Ms. Gopika Suku: 8592030775

Web page and other technical issues
Dr. Remya CM: 9645773409
Ms. Shari Sadasivan : 9946035111
Mr. Chanthulal Sabu: 9447585502 (Technical Staff)

Travel and Accommodation
Mr. Bince Mathew:9995510810
Mr. Sajin Paul: 9995198723
Ms.Joslin Jose: 9072888279

Help Desk:
Dr. Sheeba Abraham, Coordinator, ICOSAC: 9495706372
Dr. Claudin Rocha, Convenor, ICOSAC: 9446528227