QUEST- The Journal of UGC-HRDC Nainital
(ISSN NO.0974-5041)

QUEST was launched to give concrete shape to the vision of the HRDC to involve itself in the pursuit of excellence in higher education. The journal provides an open forum for publication of quality research work in Hindi and English. QUEST is a peer reviewed inter-disciplinary journal which is published both in English and Hindi. The journal is online at

We invite research papers, review articles, and book reviews for QUEST.
All manuscripts must be submitted to:

The Editor, QUEST
UGC-HRDC, Nainital
The Hermitage, Kumaun University, Nainital, 263001
Uttarakhand (India)

Email (For English): quest.nainital@
Email (For Hindi):


Authors Guidelines:

bullet The manuscripts should normally not exceed 6000 words including References and Footnotes.
bullet Font for English: Times New Roman, Size 11, Double Line space/ Font for Hindi: KrutiDev10, Size 14, Double Line space
bullet The cover page of the article should contain: (i) Title of the article (in bold) (ii) Name(s) of authors (iii) Professional affiliation (iv) Address of correspondence and Email. Kindly note the authors name should not be mentioned in any other page.
bullet The second page should contain (i) title of the article (Time New Romans 16, in bold) (ii) an abstract of the paper in about 200-250 words (Times Roman 12-point type, single spacing, in italics) that clearly includes the purpose and significance, design/methodology/approach, findings, research limitations/implications, practical implications.(iii) keywords should be provided which encapsulate the principal topics of the paper(3-5 key words).
bullet All Figures (charts, diagrams and line drawings) and Plates (photographic images) should be submitted in electronic form. They should be of clear quality, in black and white and numbered consecutively.
bullet Tables should be typed and included as part of the manuscript. They should not be submitted as graphic elements.



(g)      Mathematical expressions, figures and charts should be presented in a way that will be easily printable. Tables and diagrams should be numbered consecutively and included in the text. Source must be mentioned below the table.

(h)      Please check your manuscript for clarity, grammar, spellings, punctuation, and consistency of references to minimize editorial changes.

(i)       Authors must follow the Harvard Style of referencing, with author, date, page to be cited in main body of text in parentheses and list of references to be cited at end of main text .References must be  

          given in alphabetical order (surname first)and typed on a separate page, single-spaced, at the end of the paper.   

(j)    Footnotes: Used as sparingly as possible, should be numbered consecutively and will be listed at the bottom of the page.