FLAME University launches International Research Seminar Series

~ The first series will start from July 28, 2021~

Pune: FLAME University, the pioneer of liberal education in India, brings to you a speaker series in the area of Communications Management from the School of Communication. Aimed at providing access and opportunities to collaborate with top scholars and practitioners in the field, this seminar series is based on three themes which include Methods in Communication Studies, Contemporary Issues in Communications Studies and Industry-led Research in Communication Studies.


The inaugural session is on ‘Developing and Impactful Research: Ideas and Strategies’ and will feature speakers like Raj Sethuraman, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Retailing, Justin Paul, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Consumer Studies, and, Professor, Universidad de Puerto Rico, USA and Vivek Balaraman, Chief Scientist & Head, Behavioural, Business and Social Science Research, TCS Research, Tata Consultancy Services, India.


The session will also include speakers like Aparna Labroo, Co-Editor, Marketing Letters, and, Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA, Rajat Roy, Associate Professor, Bond Business School, Bond University, Australia, Russel Belk, Professor, Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, and, Stefano Puntoni, Associate Editor, Journal of Consumer Research & Journal of Marketing, and, Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands.


The role of research in academia has come of age, with endorsements and incentives from national bodies like the UGC and AICTE. In addition, University rating and ranking bodies like NAAC, NIRF and QS also reward institutions and universities with a strong research program and output. In light of these developments, it is imperative for scholars in academia to not only develop new knowledge through robust research methods, but to also disseminate this knowledge through academic papers, thought pieces and industry collaborations.


Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice Chancellor, FLAME University says, “I believe this session will be quite insightful and learnings derived from it will form as building blocks for students to showcase and dig deeper into research methods and idea dissemination, which is essential for the community at large.”


The Department of Media and Journalism of FLAME University will host the seminar series for 6 months, beginning from July right up to December 2021. Each session in the series will be held for a duration of 90-120 minutes, including a Q&A session as well. Cumulatively, about 12-15 speakers will deliver interactive talk sessions in the entire series based on the themes above, averaging at 2 -3 speakers a month.


The International Research Seminar Series will be open to all students, academicians and practitioners who may wish to attend these enlightening sessions.


The series begins on July 28, 2021, at 6.00 PM.


To register for the International Research Seminar Series, which is open to all, please click on the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NaGXleQgT3GqIRzHNbIcdg