T John Institute of Management & Science (TIMS) organized a one day National Conference on December 6th 2016 on ” Transforming India Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship”. In the auspicious occasion of the inaugural session of the conference in the presence of dignitaries such as Chief Guest- Mr.Mustafa PC, Co-Founder & CEO of ID Fresh Foods (India) Pvt. Ltd , Key Note Speaker- Dr.Vivek Moorthy,Professor IIMB, Guest of Honour- Dr.K.Chandrashekar, Co-Founder & CEo , Forus Health Pvt. Ltd and presided by Dr. Thomas P. John (Chairman , T John Group of Institutions). The conference was attended by industrialists, academicians, research scholar and students from all over India.
Principal, TIMS Dr. Bijoy Mishra, welcomed the gathering by stressing on the importance of innovation for transforming India to a developed country. In the key note address, Dr.Vivek Moorthy gave an insight on various aspects of Demonetization and its impact on economy. He also illustrated how government spending influences corruption. The Chief Guest, Mr. Mr.Mustafa PC, shared his experience and challenges he faced in the path of becoming a successful entrepreneur. He also explained how the innovative concept of Trust Shop helped him in the gain the trust of customers and elaborated how he gave priority to the customers’ psychological needs which also added to his success. The Guest of Honour, Dr.K.Chandrashekar spoke about how he got the idea of starting up of an enterprise and innovation helped him in the growth of business. Dr. Thomas P.John spoke on influence of mind in human life and how mind control helps to lead a positive life. Prof. R.V.Naveenan, Co-Convener of the Conference rendered vote of thanks for the inaugural session.
The inauguration session was followed by the Plenary session with the presentations by Prof. K.Sukumaran, Dean & Chair Professor, ,National Institute of Securities Market, Mumbai, and Dr,Ramji Subramaniyam, M.D. Souparnika Projects Infrastructure Pvt.Ltd, Banglore. Prof.K.Sukumaran, discussed about the reforms financial system which led to the innovations in financial market that is the backbone of the transforming India. Dr. Ramji Subramaniyam explained about the innovations in infrastrucrual development and stressed on the importance of vision and mission for enterprises. The conference then continued with Technical Sessions in three parallel tracks wherein the delegates presented their research papers. The Track1- Challenges in Entrepreneurship Development, Startups and MSMEs, was lead by The Chair person – Dr. Geetha, (Head of MBA Dept.,RJIMS) and moderator Prof. Swarnalatha (Assistant Professor, TIMS) with 14 participants. Track2- Challenges in reforming Indian Financial System was lead by Chair person- Dr. R. Duraipandian (Professor, PESIT) and Moderator- Dr.Madeswaran (Associate Professor, TIMS) with 12 paper presenters. The Track 3- Challenges in various sectors of industry namely Agriculture, Manufacturing, Service Sector etc, was lead by chairperson- Dr. Mrinmoy Bhattacharjee (Associate professor, Alliance University) and moderator Prof. Sakthivel (Assistant Professor, TIMS) with 10 participants.
The conference concluded with valedictory session which was chaired by Dr.Anil Kumar, Principal; SSMRV College, Bangalore. The Track chairs explained a brief about the research presentations conducted in the respective tracks. U.Pranav,Research Scholar,Banglore University and student of Sai Institute of Higher Leaning was awarded the best paper presenter in the conference. In the session Dr.Anil Kumar explained the importance and benefits of organizing and attending conferences. 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 gratitude to Dr. Thomas P. John, Chairman T. John Group of Institutions for his continuous encouragement, Administrator, TJGI and Principal, TJC for support and cooperation.