Advisory Committee of bodhi

Chief Advisor:

Dr. Tapan Kumar Poddar, Principal, Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur, Kolkata.


Dr. Manindranath Pandit, Dept. of Commerce.
Prof. Naba Kishore Chanda, Dept. of Bengali.
Dr.Siddhartha Guha Roy, Dept. of History.
Dr. Arvind Pan, Dept. of Physics.
Dr. Atanu Thakur, Dept. of Economics.

Dr. Sutapa Kumar Rai, Dept. of Botany.

Dr. Debasis Mukherjee, Dept. of Mathematics.


Notes to Contributors
Format : MS Word
Length of the paper : Should be below 6000 words
First page
Name of Author(s)
Institutional Affiliation of the author(s)
Contact address with e-mail ID and phone/mobile number
Date of Submission
Second Page
Abstract: Please note that abstract should be of maximum 500 words summarising the whole paper. It shold clearly contain the
rationale, objective, conceptual framework if any, research design and methodology, findings, and implications.
British style spelling should be followed. When working in MS Word change the settings to Tools/Language/Set Language/English(UK).
Text: 12 Times New Roman Table: 11 Notes : 10
Title : 16 (bold) First heading : 14 capital; Second heading: 12 bold; Third heading :: 12 regular underlined; Fourth heading: 12 italics;
Abstract : italics 12
Numbers of single digit should be written in words, for example: The bus stop is six miles away.
Two or more digit should be written in Arabian format: Indian railways run 83 trains to Delhi daily.
If the sentence has to start with the number it should be written in words : Eighty three students participated in the rally.
Table should be presented in simple ‘grid’ format left aligned.
Heading column should be in bold letter.
Texts(paragraphs) should be 1.5 spacing.
Appendices should be numbered in Roman numerals (I,II,III etc).
The first letter of names of places, persons, governments schemes should be written in capital letters.
Abbreviated form of an acronym should be there when it is mentioned first time in the document for example: . After that the
acronymn alone can be mentioned.
Use of Ampersand (&) should be made sparingly (not as a substitute for ‘and’) such as
Registered names : Brown & Watson
Companies and partnerships : Mehta & Co
All the notes should be put as endnotes.
In text citation
All documents referred will be cited in text as illustrated follows:
Single author : (Allison, 1971)
Two authors : (Hill and Hupe, 2002)
2+authors : (Farrington et al, 1999)
Multiple citations should be separated by a semicolon : (Allison, 1971; Hill and Hupe, 2002)
If verbatim referencing has been done page number should be presented with one inch left indent and should be written in’11 font
size’ as follows:
Quick concluded that: tended to give the impression that all policies suffered under the same implementation problems ...however, it became clear
‘different problems in implementation’(Quick, 1980: 40-41).
If you add any emphasis such as italicizing any particular term, then please specify: tended to give the impression that all policies suffered under the same implementation problems... however, it became clear
‘different policies had different (emphasis added by the author) problems in implementation’ (Quick, 1980: 40-41).
Detailed Referencing (at the end of the chapter)
Organizational publication(no author)
BAIF(2006) Annual Report 2005-06, Pune: BAIF
Book (Single Author)
Allison, G. T. (1971) Essence of Decision : Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis, Boston: Little, Brown and Company
Book (two authors)
Hill, M. and Hope, P. (2002) Implementing Public Policy: Governance in Theory and Practice, London: Sage Publications
Book (more than two authors)
Farrington, J., Turton, C. and James, A. J. (1999) Participatory Watershed Development : Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, New
Delhi: Oxford University Press
Book (edited)
Barret, S.M. and Fudge, C. (eds) (1981) Policy and Action: Essays on the Implementation of Public Policy, London: Methuen
Book Chapter
Sabatier, P. A. and Weible, M. (2007) “The Advocacy Coalition Framework : Innovations and clarifications” in Paul Sabatier, (ed,)
Theories of the Policy Process, 2d edition, Boulder, Co: Westview Press.
Journal :
Chhotray, V. (2004) The Negaion of Politics in Participatory development Projects, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. Development & Change,
35(2), pp. 327-352
Mishra, P. K. and Kumar, M. (2007) Institutionalization of Common Pool Resources Management: Case Studies of Pastureland
Management. Economic and Political Weekly, 42 (36), pp.3644-3652
Singh, A. K., Rama, M. S., Rao, M., Batchelor, C. H. and Mukherjee, K. (2004) Impact of Watershed Development on Traditional Tank
Systems - A Case Study., Journal of rural Development, 23(1), pp. 59-71
Cross-referencing (journal)
Ripley, R. B. and Franklin, G. H. (1978) Bureaucracy and Policy Implementation, Homewood IL: Dorsey Press, in Goggin, M. L.
(1986) “The Too Few Cases/Too Many Variables” Problem in Implementation Research, The Western Political Weekly, 39(2), pp. 328-
For anonymous authors:
Anonymous (2006) “Reinvigorating Watershed Development”, Editorial, Economic and Political Weekly, pp. 2165-66
Gareth, P. (1998) Why Change? Government Bureaucracies Adopting Participatory Approaches for Natural resource Management’,
MPhill dissertation, IDS, Brighton, Sussex, (in Vania and Taneja 2004)
Newspaper article
Aiyar, S. S. A. (2009, June 14) Back to School:An Open Letter to Kapil Sibbal, Times of India (New Delhi Edition), pp. 18
Crispino, L. (2003) Should Watershed Development Projects be Routed Only Through Panchayati Raj Institutions ?,
Ahmednagar : WOTR, URL:, access: July 16, 2007
GoG (not dated) Gujarat,, accessed on 25.12.2007
Personal Communications
Choudhury, P. (2006) personal communication, dated 15.06.2006