Important Notice
Important Date
Last date for submission of Abstract Nov. 15, 2014
Acceptance of short-listed abstracts Nov. 20, 2014
Full paper submission Dec. 31, 2014
Intimation for presentation of papers Jan. 10, 2015
Last date for registration Jan. 31, 2015

Conference Sessions

Besides the inaugural and valedictory sessions, there will be two 'Plenary Sessions', one on each day, in which the panelists will express their expert views and four 'Technical Sessions', two on the first day and two on the second day, for presentation of short–listed research papers in each area. There will also be a special session exclusively for interaction with industry delegates.

The conference will be inaugurated by Padmabhushan Shri D. R. Mehta, Ex–Chairman, SEBI and Dy. Governor, RBI. In the inaugural session, the keynote address will be delivered by Dr. I. M. Pandey, Director General, Delhi School of Business, New Delhi (formerly Vice President, School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and Professor at IIM, Ahmedabad).

The plenary sessions on 06.02.2015 and 07.02.2015 will be chaired by Shri Inderjit Khanna, IAS (Retd)., Ex Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan and Dr. Namjae Cho, Professor, School of Business and Director, Indo Asean Center, Hanyang University, Seoul (South Korea) respectively. The other panelists will include:

Plenary Session – 1

  • Prof. (Dr.) Kanta Ahuja,
    Ex Vice Chancellor, University of Rajasthan and MDS University
    (a renowned economist of international repute)
  • Dr. Upinder Dhar,
    Group Additional Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Noida
  • Shri Rajiv Chawla,
    Chairman, Integrated Association of MSMEs of India
  • Dr. O. P. Gupta,
    Senior Advisor and Campus Head, ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon
  • Shri N. K. Maini,
    CMD, Small Industries Development Bank of India
Plenary Session – 2
  • Dr. Devi Singh,
    Vice Chancellor, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
    (formerly Director, IIM Lucknow and MDI, Gurgaon)
  • Dr. Nimit Chowdhary,
    Professor, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Noida
  • Dr. Vinod Kalia,
    Professor, MDI, Gurgaon
  • Shri Ravindra Nath,
    CMD, National Small Industries Corporation
  • Shri S. Venkataraman,
    Chief General Manager, SBBJ
The four technical sessions for presentation of research papers will be chaired respectively by Dr. O. P. Gupta, Dr. Upinder Dhar, Dr. Dheeraj Sharma and Dr. Nimit Chowdhary who will also be acting as panelists in the plenary sessions as indicated above.

There will also be a dinner session for interaction with industry delegates to be led by Shri Rajiv Chawla, Chairman, IAMSME of India.

The Chief Guest at the valedictory session will be Padmabhushan Prof. V. S. Vyas, Ex Member of Prime Ministers Economic Council and Dy. Chairman, State Finance Board (formerly Director, IIM Ahmedabad).

Dr. Devi Singh, Vice Chancellor, JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur (formerly Director, IIM, Lucknow and MDI, Gurgaon) and Dr. Namjae Cho, Professor, School of Business and Director, Indo Asean Center, Hanyang University, Seoul (South Korea) will be the Conference Chair and Conference Co–chair respectively.