The Department of Management Studies and Department of Business Administration held a one day National Conference on ‘ Contemporary and Innovative Business Practices for a Collaborative India’ at the college campus on 26th June, 2018.
The contemporary theme of the conference saw many students, academicians and industry specialists participate and present their thoughts on a more Collaborative India. The conference became an excellent platform for participants to discuss and deliberate upon the innovative business practices that will take this country forward.
The conference began with the Inaugural session beginning with the welcome speech rendered by Our Vice Principal, Mrs. Hemlatha Doddamani followed by the traditional lamp lighting by all the dignitaries. The session began with the Presidential address by our Principal, Dr. Shikha Tiwari where she elucidated the need for a more collaborative India and how the future generations can work towards achieving the same. The overview of the conference was presented by Asst. Prof. Sunita Ramaswamy. She discussed the idea behind the theme of the conference and also outlined the flow of the events.
The highlight of the inaugural session was the discussion by the keynote speaker, Mr. Krishnana Narayanan, Co-founder and President of Itihaasa Research and Digital. He spoke at length about digital evolution and the need and impact of digitisation. The session had ample industry examples to help the audience understand the need and impact of digitisation.
The next event on the itinerary was the panel discussion on ‘Prospects & Challenges for a Collaborative India’. The panellists were eminent personalities from the industry who gave an excellent viewpoint on the need for a synergy between different industries to work for a more collaborative India. The panellists included Retd. Wg. Cdr. K.V Venkatesh (Director, ETOE Interconnections Pvt. Ltd), Ms. Anu Krishna (Founder, Word Weave), Mr. Raghunandan Mishra (Cloud & Block Chain Architect), Mr. Ramanathan Narayanan (CEO & MD, 4 R Recycling Pvt. Ltd) and Mr. Sudeep Gupta (Global Capacity Analyst, IBM India Pvt. Ltd.). The Q & A session was extremely interactive with the students engaging in a meaningful discussion with the panellists and understanding the gap between the industry and the academia.
Post lunch, the participants presented their respective papers on the various conference sub-themes. The presentation brought forward some interesting and innovative ideas on Green HRM, Investment decisions, Brand performance, Green marketing. The best paper award was won by Ms. Sujhatha M S & Ujjal Mukherjee from Jain University on the topic ‘Mediating Effect of Psycap on the relationship between OBSE and Creative performance Behaviour in select Indian SME’