December 18, 2015, Kolkata: Keeping to its tradition of bringing thought leadership in its delivery of management education, Globsyn Business School organized the Globsyn Management Conference 2015 (GMC 2015) at its Knowledge Campus today, on the theme ‘Changing Business Scenario & Evolving Management Practices’. Conducted in collaboration with The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, the GMC 2015 now in its second edition, saw the attendance of corporate leaders, management strategists, practicing managers and students.
The Conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Dr. Malabika Sarkar, Principal Adviser Ashoka University and former Vice Chancellor, Presidency University. Her inaugural speech was followed by a keynote address delivered by Mr. R. N. Kar, Regional Director, Reserve Bank of India.
Eminent speakers from corporates and academics participated in a lively and stimulating panel discussion on the theme of the Conference. Panel members included Prof. (Dr.) Biju Paul Abraham, Dean (Academic) at IIM Calcutta; Prof. (Dr.) Soumendra De, Professor of Finance at Menlo College, Atherton, California; Prof. (Dr.) Imon Ghosh, former Director of the Academy of Human Resource Development at Ahmedabad; and Mrs. Suchitra Guha, former Head of HR/IR, Tata Steel. The panel discussion was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University.
Thereafter, papers were presented at the Conference by academicians, corporates and students, from five states, 13 academic institutions and three corporate organizations on marketing, finance, human resources and general management, on diverse emerging topics in management practice ranging from contemporary business issues, risk management in investment banking, modern lighting, workplace spirituality to themes as interesting as ‘Flying Robots-Drones Applications and Future Trends’ presented by Monirul Islam from Aligarh Muslim University. AVC Rao from Wipro spoke about the role of HR as a change-agent while Anindita Moitra from Indian Oil delved into the gender diversity prevalent in corporate India. The programme concluded with a valedictory session by Dr. Debaprosanna Nandy, Director (Research), The Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
Globsyn Business School has envisaged the Globsyn Management Conference as an annual event to bring together diverse thinking touching upon subjects that explore the issues and challenges faced by managers in the new era, create awareness on the implementation of the best practices across organizations, and encourage innovation induced by environmental challenges. The Conference has received enthusiastic support from industry with Punjab National Bank being a key sponsor.
Sharing his vision on Globsyn Management Conference, Founder and Executive Chairman of Globsyn Group, Mr. Bikram Dasgupta said, “Globsyn Business School believes in learning ‘Beyond Education’. And, it is through elements like Globsyn Management Conference, Serendipity, EMBRYON, Globsyn Annual Lecture Series and Kalyani that we spread the concept of ‘Beyond Education’ among our stakeholders. The Globsyn Annual Lecture Series is aimed at corporates, Serendipity is a learning experience for our students, EMBRYON nurtures the spirit of entrepreneurship and Kalyani allows students and alumni to ‘care for society’. Similarly, the Globsyn Management Conference has been designed for academicians, corporates and students as a platform for taking education to the next level through research.”
The Dean of Globsyn Business School, Dr. Subir Sen commented, “We were privileged to have the eminent panel members representing a cross-section of backgrounds and disciplines come together on our platform of the Globsyn Management Conference 2015. The theme of ‘Changing Business Scenario & Emerging Management Practices’ is extremely topical. Moreover, the papers presented by researchers from across the country brought great benefit in thinking and exposure to our students and audience. We are proud that The Institute of Cost Accountants of India has associated with us in this unique venture to provide a platform to professionals from academics, research and industry to brainstorm, exchange thoughts and nurture their ideas forward.”