“National Conference on “Management in the current scenario: Trends, Issues and Challenges” on 3rd and 4th March, 2017

Assam Institute of Management (A Government of Assam Society), organized a two day National Conference on the theme “Management in the Current Scenario: Trends, Issues and Challenges” under the aegis of AIM ONGC Chair and in conjunction with the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of ONGC Ltd. on 3rd and 4th March, 2017. This conference was held at its permanent Campus at Bigyan Path, Paschim Boragaon, Guwahati-781035. The organization committee of this conference involved the following persons:

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Chairman:Prof. (Dr.) Mukulesh Barua, Director and ONGC Chair Professor, AIM.
Convener:Dr. Sinmoy Goswami, Assistant Professor, AIM.
Deputy Convener:Dr. Shazeed Ahmed, Assistant Professor, AIM.

Dr. Mreeshi Agarwal, Assistant Professor, AIM.

Mrs. Karabi Goswami, Assistant Professor, AIM.

Advisory Committee:1)        ONGC Academy, Dehradun

2)        Prof. Mukulesh Barua, Director and ONGC Chair Professor, AIM.

3)        Prof. Monoj Kr. Chowdhury, Gauhati University.

4)        Prof. Pradip Kr. Jain, Gauhati University.

5)        Prof. Mrinmoy K. Sarma, Tezpur University.

6)        Mr. Shantikam Hazarika, Former Director, AIM

7)        Dr. Kalyan Kr. Das, Registrar, Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU)

8)        Dr. Nripen Das, Registrar (Academics), Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU)

9)        Dr. Sanjib Raj, Dean (in-charge)-Academics, AIM.

10)    Dr. Gowranga Kumar Sharma, Dean (in-charge) – Establishment and Examinations, AIM.

The Conference attracted a total of eighteen paper presentations in six technical sessions (as shown below).   The above mentioned technical sessions also included six plenary speeches by prominent personalities of both National and State level with expertise in varied fields. The entire schedule of this conference including the various papers and plenary speeches presented during this conference are shown below:

3rd MARCH, 2017 – FIRST DAY OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE

10:00 am – 10:30 amREGISTRATION

VENUE: Main Entrance of Ground Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

 

10:30 am – 10:45 amINAUGURAL SESSION

VENUE: AIM Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

 

10:45 am – 01:30 pmTECHNICAL SESSION – I

VENUE: AIM Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

TYPEPLENARY SPEECH AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS
THEMEHUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
SESSION CHAIRDr. Gowranga Kumar Sharma, Dean (in-charge) – Establishment and Examinations, AIM.

 

PLENARY SPEECH  (TIMING: 10:45 am – 11:45 am):

  • “Leadership that we require now” by Dr. B.K. Das, Former CMD, Numaligarh Refinery Limited, Numaligarh.
  • “Management Education: Challenges ahead” by Mr. Shantikam Hazarika, Former Director, Assam Institute of Management, Guwahati.

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS (TIMING: 11:45 am – 01:15 pm):

  • “Exploring and identifying stress indicators of telecom professionals” by Dr. Tarak Paul and Bitopi Gogoi Malakar
  • “Employee engagement: Does individual personality make a difference” by Nandini Borah
  • “Interdependence of work and family roles and its impact on the wellbeing of college teachers” by Gitika Talukdar and Bhaswati Kumar
  • Determinants of Occupational Stress in Health Care Professionals: A Critical Review” by Swarnima Tiwari & Deepak Bhagat
  • “Employee’s Capacity Building through training- A case study of Assam Secretariat” by Manabendra Deka.

 

01:15 pm – 02:00 pmLUNCH BREAK

VENUE: AIM Dining Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

 

02:00 pm – 03:15 pmTECHNICAL SESSION – II

VENUE: AIM Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

TYPEPLENARY SPEECH AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS
THEMEMARKETING MANAGEMENT
SESSION CHAIRDr. Irfan Ullah and Dr. Shazeed Ahmed, Assistant Professors, AIM.

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS (TIMING: 02:00 pm – 03:15 pm):

  • “Consumerism in health care with special reference to patient satisfaction in private hospitals of Guwahati city” by Sampurna Bhuyan
  • “Internet marketing in tourism industry and its impact on consumer behaviour with special reference to Guwahati city” by Nilakshi Roy and Jahnabi Saikia
  • “A study of factors affecting food choices of consumers for health and wellness food products and predictions of purchase intent based on those factors” by Nayanjyoti Choudhury and Dr. Monoshree Mahanta
03:15 pm – 04:45 pmTECHNICAL SESSION – III

VENUE: AIM Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

TYPEPLENARY SPEECH AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS
THEMEOPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
SESSION CHAIRDr. Sinmoy Goswami, Assistant Professors, AIM.

 

PLENARY SPEECH (TIMING: 03:15 pm – 03:45 pm):

  • “Knowledge Management: Necessity of the hour” by Dr. Monoj Kumar Chowdhury, Professor, Department of Business Administration, Gauhati University, Guwahati.

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS (TIMING: 03:45 pm – 04:45 pm):

  • “A study on supply chain management practices and challenges for the SME’s of tea industry in Assam” by Dr. Iva Devi and Sabita Bhagabati
  • “Decision making and production management: Study for human resource and talent management on the plant layout” by Dr. Porag Kalita
  • “Bank branch operation management: Some issues on low credit dispensation in PSBs” by Samir Baruah and Dr. Srinath Baruah
  • “Road and Transport Management – Review the Allocation Procedure for The Truck History Card (THC)” by Dr. Porag Kalita
04:45 pmTEA

VENUE: AIM Dining Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

END OF FIRST DAY OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE

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4th MARCH, 2017 – SECOND DAY OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

10:30 am – 12:00 pmTECHNICAL SESSION – IV

VENUE: AIM Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

TYPEPLENARY SPEECH AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS
THEMEMARKETING MANAGEMENT
SESSION CHAIRDr. Sanjib Raj, Assistant Professors, AIM.

 

PLENARY SPEECH (TIMING: 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm):

  • “Digital word of mouth marketing: Perspective and challenges” by Dr. Mrinmoy K. Sarma, Professor, Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University, Tezpur.

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS (TIMING: 11:00 pm – 12:00 pm):

  • “Online shopping- Its importance in e-commerce with special reference to issues and challenges in Guwahati city” by Dr. Jyotish Goswami and Ms. Shyamali Baruah
  • “Service quality perception in banks: An analysis” by Mahfuza Begum
12:00 pm – 12:15 pmTEA BREAK

VENUE: AIM Dining Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

 

12:15 pm – 01:30 pmTECHNICAL SESSION – V

VENUE: AIM Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

TYPEPLENARY SPEECH AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS
THEMEFINANCE MANAGEMENT
SESSION CHAIRDr. Homeswar Kalita, Principal , Gauhati Commerce College, and

Dr. Bidhu Kanti Das, Assistant Professors, Mizoram University.

 

PLENARY SPEECH (TIMING: 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm):

  • “The changing face of Indian financial sector.” by Dr. Chandana Goswami, Professor, Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University, Tezpur.

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS (TIMING: 12:45 pm – 01:30 pm):

  • “A study on performance of commercial banks of Assam” by Dr. Harendra Kumar Nath
  • “Management in the current scenario with regards to finance management” by Bhabendra Nath Sarma

 

01:30 pm – 02:15 pmLUNCH BREAK

VENUE: AIM Dining Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

 

02:15 pm – 03:30 pmTECHNICAL SESSION – VI

VENUE: AIM Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

TYPEPLENARY SPEECH AND PAPER PRESENTATIONS
THEMEALLIED AREAS OF MANAGEMENT
SESSION CHAIRDr. Mreeshi Agarwal and Mrs. Karabi Goswami, Assistant Professors, AIM.

 

PLENARY SPEECH (TIMING: 02:15 pm – 02:45 pm):

  • “Managing for growth: Indian perspectives with special reference to NER of India.” by Dr. R.M. Pant, Director and Professor, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj- North Eastern Regional Centre (NIRD & PR-NERC), Guwahati.

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS (TIMING: 02:45 pm – 03:30 pm):

  • “Cross border trade: Chinese products in Indian market – A study in Guwahati city from consumers’ perspective” by Dr. Bidisha Lahkar Das and Annanya Boruah
  • “Corporate governance practices in selected fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies listed in NIFTY FMCG index” by Md. Iftikar Baig and Dr. Bidhu Kanti Das

 

03:30 pmVELEDICTORY

VENUE: AIM Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

 

04:45 pmTEA

VENUE: AIM Dining Hall in the First Floor of the AIM Administration cum Academic Building

END OF SECOND DAY OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The wide range of information collected from the presentations would be very beneficial to managers, academicians and other professionals working in academics as well as in industry.

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