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01 Nov 2019|Gwalior | Amity University Madhya Pradesh

Amity Busienss School organizes International Conference on “Challenges and Opportunities in Social Sciences, Humanities and Business Management”

 Amity Business School, Amity University Madhya Pradesh organized International Conference on Challenges and Opportunities in Social Sciences, Humanities and Business Management on November 1st2019. In the inaugural session that commenced at 10.30 am, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen V. K. Sharma, AVSM (Retd.)gave the opening remarks and spoke on the new trends of entrepreneurship and business management. “Any business can only develop if we understand the actual need of the customer. New ideas will only flourish with a great team and hard work.” he said. Prof. (Dr.) Sunita Sengupta, Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University was the Chief Guest who spoke about the need of understanding Indian way of management instead on adopting western management. She suggested focusing on the rich culture of India. Mr. Saurabh Jain, Vice-President, Paytm was the Guest of Honor during the Inaugural Session. Mr. Jain emphasized and spoke on business innovation and transformational leadership. He also said Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship both are welcome in today’s world. 

Present in the occasion were Prof. (Dr.) M.P. Kaushik, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Madhya, Prof. (Dr.) Anil Vashisht, Deputy Pro-VC, Registrar, HOIs, HODs, Members of faculty and large body of students.

Around 86 research papers were received, out of which after the proper scrutiny, only 51 were selected to be the part of conference proceedings. The book of proceedings was released by the dignitaries in the inaugural session.

In the inaugural session, 160-180 students & 2 escort teachers of the following schools attended the conference.

Army Public School, Ebenezer School, Gwalior Glory School, RKVM School, Mount Zee Litera School, AMI Shishu Mandir, Greenwood School

The inaugural session of the conference was followed by a technical session. The technical session was moderated by Dr. Manoj Pandey, HOD, Amity Business School and Dr. Rohit singh Tomar, Faculty, Amity Business School. Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Patwardhan, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Gwalior was the keynote speaker. He spoke of Social Entrepreneurship and asked students to work with people of villages. Mr. Pedro Sanchez, a faculty from Spain mentioned how the business management students can contribute by doing proper marketing of products. Prof. Sanjeev Khanna, HOD at MITS, Gwalior spoke on the emerging challenges in business management.

Parallel sessions were conducted in which research scholars presented their papers on different areas of Entrepreneurship, management and social sciences. Mr. Sunil Srivastava,Guest of Honor,Senior HR Head, Britannia Industries, Mr. Santosh Pathak, Guest of Honor,DGM-HR, SRF Industries and Prof. Devendra Kr. Pandey, Faculty, Amity Business School, AUMP Gwalior judged the scholars on the basis of content , conciseness and research ideas. 

 Mr. Atul Mehta, Head- Sales, Razorpay and Mr. Rajeev Narang, Senior Vice President: SRF Ltd. were the Guest of Honor in the valedictory session of the conference. In his keynote address Mr. Mehta spoke about globalization of product and services and how a flavor of information communication technology is the new recipe of entrepreneurs.Mr. Khanna shared his vast experience and suggested the audience to think and act on global perspective. Prof. MP Kaushik, Pro Vice Chancellor gave concluding remarks and emphasizes the use of technology in doing business.

The following were the major conclusions of the conference:-

The change in the preference of the customers is the biggest challenge in today’s time for entrepreneurs.

Adopt and change as per customer needs and requirements. 

All entrepreneurship must result in product improvement, cost reduction, simplification/automation of procedures, and reduction in time delays, problem solving and reaching new customers.

Factors like social media, new media and digitalization could well influence business management and social sciences.

As far as Social Sciences are concerned, it is important for young India to move to rural places and work hard to improve the lives of people. Social Entrepreneurship is the need of the hour and must be encouraged in colleges.

The conference concluded with vote of thanks by Prof. (Dr.) Anil Vashisht, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University Madhya Pradesh and the Organizing Secretary of the conference. 

The feedback on conference received was very encouraging and positive. The participants attending the conference were very happy about the deliberations and absorbed all the innovative ideas shared during the conference. Overall, the conference was a grand success as its outcome reflected Challenges and Opportunities in Social Sciences, Humanities and Business Management.

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