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National Conference on “Make in India-Challenges Ahead”

T John Institute of Management & Science (TIMS) organized 1- day National Conference on “Make in India-Challenges Ahead” on December 11, 2015. The conference was inaugurated in presence of the dignitaries like Chief Guest CA. Dr. A. K. Mishra, (Director-Fin., HAL) as Chief Guest, Dr. Gopal Naik, Professor, IIM Bangalore as Key Note speaker, Mr. Asit K. Nanda, (Chief General Manager-HR, BEML), as Guest of Honor and presided over by Dr. Thomas P. John (Chairman, T John Group of Institutions). Delegates who include industrialists, academicians, and research scholars from different parts of the country participated in the conference.

Dr. Bijoy Mishra, Principle, TIMS welcomed all the guests and stressed on few challenges like manufacturing in India providing Indian business climate conducive to make the products in India with more value add and creating an employment generation. The Chief Guest CA. Dr. A. K. Mishra, appreciated the efforts done by TIMS to include all aspects of “Make in India theme”. He addressed about how a Govt. entity like HAL works and highlighted HAL also exporting products to the other countries. Later he addressed the challenges and issues which the public sector undertakings are facing now. He however, emphasized to implement the initiative of Make in India in all sphere of activities. The address of Key Note speaker Dr. Gopal Naik includes the skill requirement by the Indian industries, take the advantage of 3Ds (Democracy, Demographics and Demand), prepare a good plan of education/skill requirement in primary schools, secondary schools & higher education etc. and move forward to get the full benefits of the Make in India Initiative. The Guest of Honour, Mr. Asit K. Nanda, addressed growth of BEML and initiatives taken by BEML in the recent years for taking up the Make in India drive. They compete globally and make the skill of work force needy and also narrated how Govt. of India has formed a skill development corporation and planning to drive the Make in India mission. Dr. Thomas P.John advocated that the success of make in India is dependent upon the Government Policies and also emphasized how the liberalization and privatization has helped any sector to grow by citing few examples from Telecom and Aviation Industry. All the guests on the dais wished Best wishes for the conference.

The inauguration session was followed by the Technical Track sessions with research presentation by delegates in 3 Tracks. The Track-1 “Challenges in Digital India” was chaired by Dr. Cynthia Menezes, (Professor, CBSMS), Track-2 “Challenges in Reforms in Indian Financial System” chaired by Dr. Deepak R (Associate Professor, M.P Birla Institute of Management) and The Track-3 “Challenges in Entrepreneurship Development & MSME Sector” lead by Chairpersons – Dr. Kavita Mathad (Associate Professor, Christ University and Prof. Nisha Joseph Cyriac (Principal, St. Anne’s College). The moderators for the above tracks were Mrs. Debasmita (Asst. Professor, TIMS), Mrs. Sarita (Asst. Professor, TIMS) and Mrs Rajni Gupta (Asst. Professor, TIMS) and Mrs. Swarnalatha (Asst. Professor, TIMS). TIMS have got the total registration of 71 participants from different parts of the country. Delegates got exposure to various researches like Issues in transforming India into a Manufacturing Hub, Inclusive Realization, Agri-business and Rural Management, Digital India and challenges ahead, Herding in commodities etc.

The conference concluded with valedictory session where all the Track Chairs gave their feedback on the Tracks. The session was chaired by Dr. Shikha Tiwari (Principal, T John College). She appreciated the move taken by TIMS for conducting such National Conference of importance at this time. Mr. Jackson James, Kristu Jayanthi College, was awarded best paper presenter in the conference. TIMS appreciates the effort of all teaching and non teaching staff and students of TIMS in making this conference a success. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Administrator and Principal, TJC for support and cooperation. Also TIMS would like to offer its sincere gratitude to Dr. Thomas P. John, Chairman T. John Group of Institutions for his unstinted support to make this program a grand success.

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