School of Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences
Department of Languages
International Conference on


Special Focus on
Syrian Christians from West Asia to the Oriental Region (9th Century AD)

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Conference Date: 31st MARCH 2023

About Us

About HITS

Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS), is a leading prestigious and recognized institution in India, located at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Commenced in 1985,as a Christian Minority Institution, it offers a wide spectrum of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma, Research & Doctoral Programmes in diverse fields of Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Management, Law, Fashion Design Aviation, Applied Sciences, Allied Sciences, and Arts and Sciences. HITS is recognised as Deemed to be University by UGC in 2008 and received Category-II status from MHRD which empowers HITS with Academic Autonomy. The technical courses at UG and PG levels are approved by AICTE. NBA has certified ten undergraduate programmes under Tier 1 category. HITS is a part of the most illustrious Hindustan Group of Institutions which caters to the academic needs of over 15,000 students.

About the Department

Department of Languages was established in the year 1985 in the School of Science and Humanities. The Department of Languages, offers Foreign and Indian Languages across all Engineering disciplines, School of Liberal Arts, Management, Architecture and School of Law.

About the Courses Offered

Professional English and Soft Skills is offered to all first-year engineering students and Communication Skills and 14 Non-Department Electives are offered for higher semester engineering students. English is offered for Liberal Arts students for two semesters. General English is offered for Law students for two semesters. Three Indian Languages Tamil, Hindi and Telugu and six Foreign Languages, German, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean and Spanish are offered. Value added courses Business English Certification (BEC) Course and Non-Departmental Elective courses are offered across all disciplines.

Department of Languages offers degree programmes BA English, MA English and Ph.D. The department also caters to short term programmes, English, Indian History, Business for International Students, (EIBIS), English, Indian Culture for International Students (EICIS), Special English and Hindi for International Students (SEHIS) and Special English Course for International Students (SECIS). Communication skills language lab sessions, workshops and training are conducted in the language labs of the department


The Department of Languages aims at enabling the student community towards career advancement globally, by equipping them with creative intelligence and intercultural competence using language skills.


The Department of Languages is dedicated to enhancement of the learner’s communicative competence, language proficiency and cultural insight to help in career advancement and to make them evolve as global citizens.


Background of the Conference

India has had a long history of maritime contacts, with the ports of Kerala playing an important role. Kollam, also known as Quilon, had a brisk trade with almost all the ancient civilizations and possessed a rich tradition of maritime relations with foreign countries like the Romans, the Phoenicians, the Arabs, the Chinese, the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the English through the centuries. The migration of a group of people of West Asian traders marked an important event in the history of Kerala. This international conference is organised as India is having the largest diaspora in the world and is playing a decisive role in migration studies in this century.

Scope of the Conference

  • Climate change and Migration
  • Gender and Migration
  • Health, Education, Employment and Migration
  • International migrations in 8th, 9th and 10th century AD in Afro Eura Asia
  • Kollam Era
  • Kollam migration in 823AD
  • Migration and Families left behind
  • Migration and SDGs
  • Migration Policies and Programmes
  • Modalities of International and Interstate Migration
  • Religion and Migration
  • Social Exclusion, Exploitation, Abuse and Migration
  • Tharissapally copper plates /chepped

Objectives of the Conference

  • The history and status of Migrants in India.
  • Policies in the context of migration
  • Best practices observed in the context of migration
  • Identification of region-specific models of social integration of migrants

Conference Theme

  • Migration and spirituality
  • Migration and economic development
  • Migration and economic development
  • Migration and Development of Languages & Culture
  • Migration and Literacy


Call for Papers

Academicians, Practitioners, Research Scholars, and Students of Social work, History, Languages, Law and Allied disciplines who are interested in presenting papers at the conference are invited to submit an abstract contouring the focus and content of their paper along with a short biographical description. Papers should pertain to the broad focus of the conference and the presenter may choose to consider one of the themes or related areas.

Guidelines for Abstract

  • Author(s) details with Designation, Name of the Institution affiliated to, Email Id and Contact No.
  • Abstract within 250-300 words including Title and Keywords.
  • Abstract text should be arranged in the format: Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results and Conclusion.
Guidelines for Full Paper Submission

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline : March 10th, 2023
Notification of abstract Acceptance: March 18th, 2023
Full Paper Submission Deadline : March 27st, 2023
Faculty Members / Field Practitioners: Rs 1500/-
Students/Scholars/ELTAI Members: Rs 1000/-
At Par Cheque/Bank Demand Draft / E – transfer transferred to the college account.
The reference number of bank transfer/Demand Draft/ E – transfer /At Par Cheque is to be quoted in the Registration form.
The forms without reference number of transfer /DD will not be considered.

Online Payment Only

Bank Name Indian Overseas Bank
Branch Padur
Beneficiary Name Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science
A/C No. 255402000000001
IFSC Code IOBA0002554
MICR Code 600020191


Cheif Guest
Speaker 2

Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations

Guest of Honor
Speaker 2

Chairman of State Minorities Commission, Tamil Nādu.

Keynote Speaker
Speaker 2

Chair, International Institute for Migration and Development, India

Eminent Speakers

Speaker 2

Senior Researcher, Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Speaker 2

Social worker and Teacher and Indian Representative of World Council of Arameans

Speaker 2

Research Director, Institute of Historical Research, Athens, Greece

Speaker 2

Historian, Research Scholar, Visiting Faculty, Universities of UK

Speaker 2

Director, Doctorate in Education in Consortium, Universidad Catolica del Maule, Chile

Speaker 2

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Speaker 2

Director, IACS, MCC, Chennai



Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese

Founder Chancellor, HITS

Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese

Chancellor, HITS


Mr. Ashok Verghese

Pro Chancellor, HITS

Dr. Annie Jacob, Director

Director, KCG College of Technology

Dr. Susan Marthandan

Director, HCAS and Vice President, HGI

Dr. Aby Sam

Director, HGI

Mr. Enid Verghese

Deputy Director, HITS


Mr. T.P Sreenivasan

(Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations)

Dr. Joy Thomas

IISC Bangalore

Dr. Arun Babu Zachariah

Researcher, NGO Consultant, Kerala

Dr. Daniel Jeyaraj

Professor Emeritus of World Christianity, Liverpool Hope University, UK)

Dr. Andrew Philomin Raj

Director, Education in Consortium, Universidad Catolique de Maule, Chile

Dr. Charlambos Gasparis

Research Director, Institute of Historical Research, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, Greece

Dr. Johannes Preiser-Kapeller

Department of Byzantine Research/Institute for Medieval Research, Vienna


Dr. S.N Sridhara

Vice Chancellor, HITS

Dr. R.W. Alexander Jesudasan

Pro Vice Chancellor, HITS

Dr. J. M. Mathana

Dean Research, HITS


Rev. Justin Jose

Student Chaplain, HITS

Dr. Jessy Rooby

Professor, Civil Dept. HITS

Dr. Joanna

Professor, Civil Dept. HITS

Dr. Thejas Gigy Thomas

AP (SG), Languages, HITS

Dr. Chinsu Joy

AP (SG), Languages, HITS


Dr. David Easow

Head, School of Liberal Arts & Applied Sciences, HITS


Dr. A. Sherine Joy

HOD Languages & Rankings, HITS

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