National Level Conference - Commerce Section

Report of the proceedings of the two day University Grants Commission-sponsored National Level Conference on the theme “The Dynamics of Commerce in the Contemporary Business Scenario in India” held on 27th and 28th September, 2013 at St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai- 400 001.

The Commerce Faculty of St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai, in commemoration of its silver jubilee, conducted a historic event by holding its first two-day National Level Conference on the theme, “The Dynamics of Commerce in the Contemporary Business Scenario in India” on 27th and 28th September, 2013. This Conference was sponsored by the University Grants Commission - a statutory organization set up by the Union Government of India charged with coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of university education in India. More than 150 researchers from across different States of India participated in the Conference by submitting their research papers. A large majority of these researchers personally shared the gist of their research work through power-point presentations in the six research paper presentation sessions of the Conference conducted at the Multi Media Room (MMR), the Smith Centre for Audio Visual Instruction (SCAVI) and the Assembly Room, as parallel venues. The themes for these sessions were: Banking, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Legal issues relating to business, Economic policies related to business, and Information Technology and Communication aspects related to business.

The Principal of the College Fr. (Dr.) Frazer Mascarenhas S. J., the Vice-Principal Fr. Errol Fernandes, S. J. and the Convenor Dr. Arvind Dhond expressed their hope that the Conference would act as a catalyst for the sharing of knowledge and expertise and for a critical review of the issues, resulting in a higher quality of original research work. The Conference was graced by nationally recognized leading academicians: Principal Dr. P.G. Gopalkrishnan, Principal Dr. K.S. Cheema, Principal Dr. Y.D. Venkatesh, Principal Dr. Anil Adsule, Principal Dr. Minu Thomas, Principal Dr. K.Y. Shinde, retired I/c Principal Rajam Rajgopalan, Vice-Principal Dr. Mahesh Bhiwandikar, Vice-Principal Dr. Gopal Kalkoti, Vice-Principal Allan D’souza, Dr. Sanjay S. Kaptan, Dr. Ram Sable, Dr. C.V. Hari Narayanan, Dr. Mohammad Moghees, Dr. Paras Jain, Dr. G. Syamala, Dr. Sunita Magre, Associate Prof. Sudhakar Solomonraj, Mrs. Deepalakshmi Kaptan and Mr. Aranha Roy, all of who attended the Conference either in the capacity of invited dignitaries or resource persons or chairpersons.

In concluding remarks, Dr. Arvind Dhond, Convener of the two day UGC Sponsored National Conference acknowledged that, “Such an event did not happen overnight and is the result of meticulous planning, with the contribution of many. Our grateful thanks go out to the researchers for their valuable efforts.”

Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Dhond
UGC National Conference Convener




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