Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata to Host ‘National Conference on the Global Strategy for Self Sufficiency’


Kolkata: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata (BIMS) is all set to host the National Conference on the Global Strategy for Self Sufficiency in association with the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) on March 23 – 24, 2018.

The focus of the conference is to discuss how Self-sufficiency is necessary for the growth of a country and its economy and bring out solutions on different strategies on how self-sufficiency can be attained in different fields.

The two day Conference to be held at BIMS Campus in Salt Lake aims to bring together academicians, research scholars, corporates, industry experts and students on a common platform to discuss and exchange views on various issues of self-sufficiency globally and strategy thereof.

Elaborating about the conference Dr. R. K. Patra, Principal, BIMS said, “Becoming self-sufficient in various areas such as food and food production, agriculture, Green Movement – protection of forests, protection of flora and fauna, protection to indigenous populations living in harmony with the environment, conservation of energy, self- sufficiency in knowledge, technology, research, & development ,healthcare, infrastructure, etc. is the need of the hour for economic development in developing countries. Developed countries cannot survive long without the growth of developing nations; and for their own survival, the developed nations should facilitate self-sufficiency in the developing countries. Hence, the Global Strategy for Self Sufficiency is probably the most appropriate theme to discuss on in this current scenario and that is the objective of our conference.”

To be inaugurated by Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Minister of Education, GoWB, some of the other eminent guests to be attending the conference include- Fr. Felix Raj S.J. (Vice Chancellor, St. Xavier’s University), Dr. R.C. Bhattacharya (Chairman, Association of Indian Management Schools – AIMS, West Bengal Chapter), Dr. Saikat Maitra (Vice Chancellor, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology), Justice Chittatosh Mookerjee (Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata Kendra), Mr. Prasun Mukherjee (Executive Vice Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata), Dr. G.V. Subramanian (Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) among others.

Besides discussion on the main topics, there would be different sub- themes around which paper presentations and discussions will be held at the conference, like-

o Development plans fitted to ecological constraints.

o Priority attention to agrarian economics for rural development.

o Decentralized Planning for rural development keeping the local setting in mind

o Development planning: qualitative in judgment and quantitative in technique

o Cost issues of microeconomic level about greenhouse gas emission

o Driving forces towards more efficient water treatment

o Linking domestic demand with supply of food.

o Focus on agriculture with special emphasis on rice.

o Impact of neighborhood countries onlndia’s economic self-sufficiency

o Weapon against unsustainable environment impact is for wealthy to consume less

o Protection & preservation of flora and fauna and indigenous population

Three Best Papers presented at the conference would be awarded at the conference.