Call for Papers for the 11th National Conference “India Rising: Perspectives from the South Asian Region” to be hosted by VJIM, Hyderabad presents a huge opportunity

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad will host its 11th National Conference in the presence of leading lights from the industry and academia on the 29th and 30th of Jan, 2018. The conference also offers a platform for papers on the theme “India Rising: Perspectives from the South Asia Region”. To be submitted by 20th of January, the papers will bring further value to the discussion on the highly relevant topic in today’s times.

Indian economy is booming and initiatives like Make In India, Digital India and Tax Rationalization are having an impact. The region is considered the biggest marketplace in the world today. While there is no denying that India will take its place amongst developed nations in the world, challenges like integration, low inter regional trade remain. These and few other The conference organized by conveners Prof. Shishir Polasani and Prof. Suresh Kerani, the B School has created a platform that will have a lot in store for entrepreneurs, government policy makers, research agencies, consultants, industry professionals, academics and future managers alike. They will be privy to discussions on opportunities and challenges for regional economic growth. The conference is divided into six topical sub themes to streamline discussions:

  • Building Social and physical infrastructure
  • Leveraging Demographic Dividend
  • Fostering Transparency and Governance
  • Institutionalising Financial Reforms
  • Reimaging Financial Reforms
  • Reimaging Educational Ecosystem
  • Balancing Globalisation and Regionalism

At the end of the day, the conference will o facilitate interaction amongst various stakeholders from the South Asian Region. It will also aim to propose policy recommendations to foster greater intra-regional cooperation and integration.. Researchers and students can be a part of the engaging discussion by submitting papers on related  sub-themes.

Those who are interested in sending their papers for the conference, here are the important pieces of information:

Register yourself at

Last date for registering: January 25, 2018

Maximum Length: 6,000 words excluding title / cover page and references

Synopsis: Not more than 200 words

The papers must include a clear indication of purpose of research, methodology, major results, implications of the study and key references. It will be a huge opportunity for researchers to reach out to a prolific audience and make their mark with findings on a topic that everyone is talking about. Papers should be mailed to:

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15 signs that you are an MBA student

With all those oh-so-true signs and symptoms’ posts getting viraled on social media, I felt this irresistible urge to think as to what are the few typical signs which almost the entire MBA fraternity suffers from. Naturally my thought led me to get into the task of doing my bit of research, reading some behavioral psychology (if you know what that means), talking to some random MBA students, sneaking into the lifestyle of few of my friends, disturbing a couple of class toppers with my volley of stupid questions, bothering few parents (including mine), mentally bunking a class or two, tearing a couple of pages from notebook and finally locating the top fifteen signs that have been an epidemic among MBA students.

You might differ or you might agree to all of them:

  1. As soon as your eyes open in the morning, you think of- “when will I get time to sleep again?”
  2. Brushing or taking breakfast always come secondary. Newspaper it is.
  3. Presentation is like- “What, that’s it?”
  4. You forget that once upon a time, you were afraid of public speaking. Now all you do is, speak, speak and speak in public. Wanted or unwanted. You just cannot help sharing what you feel. Unfortunately, suddenly you find yourself feeling a lot as well.
  5. Having to stay away from home, you and food start to be in a serious sort of relationship. Like really serious!
  6. Having a tight mailbox is the most natural thing in the world. And oh look who mails you every hour of every day- of course your course co-coordinator and club representatives.
  7. Your family members don’t really understand which language you are speaking these days. Like really, what kind of human beings keep on interspersing sentences with words like – Intervention roll-off or dividend?
  8. Once you felt, business attire is equivalent to being a professional and how you wanted to wear them one day! Now, you run away from it at the slightest opportunity you get.
  9. Oh you love shopping and what exactly you shop the most? A4 sheets eh!
  10. Even in your dreams you find yourself solving case studies. Multi-tasking has never been easier than this before.
  11. You are hardly on time. You are always running against time or behind time.
  12. No one understands the value of “last minute” more than you do.
  13. What’s Day Zero? Ask anyone but an MBA graduate and they would say it is an American film on global terrorism.
  14. Text books? Nay. Wikipedia? Oh Yeah!
  15. Watching films and seasons suddenly become your new found hobby if you are living in the college hostel.

Sandipa Padhi

PGDM 2015, VJIM HYderabad