The Doctoral Consortium

The first ever Doctoral Consortium is scheduled on 17th November 2017.

The Doctoral Consortium provides an opportunity for current and potential doctoral students to explore and to develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary session, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished researchers and peers. We invite students who feel they would benefit from this kind of feedback on their dissertation work to apply for this unique opportunity to share their work with other PhD students as well as senior scholars in the field. The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:


  • To provide a setting where doctoral students can present their work and network with other PhD students and new scholars.
  • To provide feedback on doctoral students’ current research and guidance on future research directions.
  • To offer each doctoral student personalized constructive feedback and advice on their work from distinguished researchers, peers and doctoral students outside their own institution.
  • To promote the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research.
  • To contribute to the conference goals through interaction with other researchers and conference events.


Preparing and Submitting your Doctoral Consortium Proposal

Please prepare your manuscript before submission, using the guidelines in the attached PDF.

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How to Submit

Paper submission for the Doctoral Symposium runs from: By 1st August 2017. Notification of paper acceptance will be sent in early August 2017. Participants will be expected to provide the final version of their working paper by September , 2017.

A Doctoral Consortium proposal must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please don't forget to indicate if you are submitting to the research proposal/paper, the paper for doctoral consortium


Fees & Registration



Early Bird Round

Late Round

Local Doctoral Students




International Doctoral Students





Note:  Studentship should be confirmed by providing a copy of properly authenticated student ID card or a letter from the programme coordinator/Head of the Department/ Dean of the Faculty of their University/Institution. 

Download Registration Form


Registration Fee Includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Conference Accessories
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Lunch & Coffee Breaks
  • Certificates
  • Conference Tour


Method of Payment

International Participants

Bank : People’s Bank, Kelaniya Branch, Sri Lanka
Account No : 055-1-001-8-0017238
Name of the beneficiary: Bursar, University of Kelaniya
Swift Code : PSBKLKLX

Local Participants

Bank : People’s Bank, Kelaniya Branch, Sri Lanka
Account No : 055-1-001-8-0017238
Name of the beneficiary: Bursar, University of Kelaniya


Upon Acceptance of your Doctoral Consortium Proposal

Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection as per the deadlines.

At the Conference

Students will present at the conference with substantial time allowed for discussion and questions by participating researchers and other peers.

After the Conference

Accepted Doctoral Consortium proposals/papers will be published in the Conference proceedings.

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract and Full Paper by

26th August 2017

Notification of Acceptance and Comments by

23rd September 2017

Camera ready copy by

07th October 2017

Registration of Authors by

14th October 2017

Conference Date

17th November 2017

Conference Tour

18th November 2017