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

Kolkata: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata (BIMS) recently organized ‘National Conference on the Global Strategy for Self Sufficiency’ in association with the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS).

The focus of the two day Conference held on 23rd – 24th March, 2018 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 and 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.

The Conference was inaugurated by Dr. Saikat Maitra(Vice Chancellor, MaulanaAbulKalam Azad University of Technology),Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj S.J.(Vice Chancellor, St. Xavier’s University),Dr. R.C. Bhattacharya(Chairman, Association of Indian Management Schools – AIMS, West Bengal Chapter), along with Justice Chittatosh Mookerjee (Chairman, BharatiyaVidyaBhavan, Kolkata Kendra),Mr. Prasun Mukherjee(Executive Vice Chairman, BharatiyaVidyaBhavan, Kolkata),Dr. G.V. Subramanian (Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan) and Dr. R. K. Patra (Principal, BIMS) among others.

In his inaugural address at 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.”

Dr. Saikat Maitra, Vice Chancellor, Maulana Abu lKalam Azad University of Technology who was present as the Chief Guest at the inaugural session, Dr. R.C. Bhattacharya, Chairman, Association of Indian Management Schools – AIMS, West Bengal Chapter, Justice Chittatosh Mookerjee, Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata Kendra, Mr. Prasun Mukherjee, Executive Vice Chairman, BharatiyaVidyaBhavan, Kolkataalso shared their views on the subject of self- sufficiency.

Delivering the keynote address, Rev. Dr. J. Felix Raj S.J, Vice Chancellor, St. Xavier’s Universityelaborated on the importance of self-sufficiency in every aspect and congratulated Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science (BIMS) for organizing the conference on such an appropriate topic.

During the two-days of the conference, different technical sessions are being held that discuss various strategies of attaining self- sufficiency. On the Day 1, sessions were held on various tracks like- Marketing, Human Resource Management, Supply Chain Management and Achieving self-sufficiency, women empowerment & sustainability issues and Plenary Sessions where eminent academicians and corporates like Dr. K B L Srivastava, IIT, Khargpur, Dr. Goutam Dutta, IIFT, Dr. EVR Raju, Coal India Ltd., Dr. Shantanu Roy, Dr. Amal Gupta kept their views on the theme and sub themes.

On the Day 2, various technical discussion sessions were held on Information Technology & Marketing, Financial Management, Environment sustainability – health /sanitation & Energy and Agrarian Issues and Rural Development.

Presenters of the Three Best Papers were also awarded at the conference.

Elaborating on the conference, Dr. Sujit Mukherjee, Associate Dean of Studies, Bhavan’s Institute of Management Science, Kolkata and the Conference Convener said, “I eagerly look forward to some really ‘disruptive’ and ground-breaking strategies emerging from this Conference, which will one day, change the way we think, live and work. Through this conference we have tried to give representation to only a handful of sub-themes under the ambit of global self-sufficiency”

Our MBA programme is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and Department of Higher education (Technical Education), Govt. of West Bengal. The Institute conducts 2 year MBA programme on a regular basis.

The 1st and 2nd semesters contain core subjects. In the 3rd and 4th semesters, students have to specialize in a particular field of Management. At present, we offer specialization in four areas, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Information Management. To make the students better equipped to handle the ever-changing business world, dual specialization is now offered. Students are required to select 3 courses from one area (Major Specialization) and one course from a different area (Minor Specialization).

MBA students of our Institute continued to perform the best in the University securing top 7 positions in 2001-2003. The students are functional in the industry with pride displaying commendable performance. Focus of our teaching is to provide that cutting edge for industrial assignments through Seminars, Industry Visits, Case Studies and Interactive Session with the industry stalwarts.