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SMVDU Katra: Prof. D. P. Agrawal, former Chairman of Union Public Service Commission and member of Executive Council of SMVDU, yesterday interacted with members of faculty, School of Business. The member of faculty discussed the issues related to quality improvement of MBA program with Prof. Agrawal, who enquired about MBA program’s present status, problems faced and challenges ahead. He suggested increasing the intake of MBA students from 60 to 120. To increase the visibility of the program, conduction of HR Summits, Conclave, MDPs for corporate employees, Seminars and Conferences with more participation from Corporate was suggested. To enhance the employability of MBA students, it was discussed that the students should be prepared as future marketers not salesmen, teaching with cases to prepare them for corporate world, simulations in the class for managing the job stress, association with teachers from IT so as to help the students in using Artificial Intelligence for problem solving and decision making. To attract more students in the program the quality intervention was highlighted. He also stressed upon engagement of students in research and publication that improve skills.

So as to attract quality students and to increase employability of our future managers, there is need of strong and consistent link between academia and industry. They both have to work in synergy for success in management research and creating the best management graduates. Prof. Agrawal was visiting SMVDU in connection to the Academic Audit and giving recommendation for improvement of various departments and programs of the University. Dr. Sushil Mehta, Head School of Business expressed thanks to Prof. Agrawal for valuable inputs.

unnamedDr. Saurabh, Assistant Professor, School of Business, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, attended International Conference on Strategies in Volatile and Uncertain Environment for Emerging Markets, organized by Department of Management, IIT Delhi from 14th -15 July 2017. The conference aimed to encourage discussions about research and strategies for addressing uncertainty and the opportunities created by changes in the emerging markets.

Dr. Saurabh was invited to chair the session on the theme: “Unconventional Strategies for Globally Positioned Cities and Businesses within those Cities: Managing Global Flows of Capital, Knowledge, and Goods”. The presenters were provided critical feedback and comment by the session chair that would provide them insights to improve their paper and research. The feedback of the conference was very encouraging and total 161 presenters participated from India and abroad. The Conference Chairs Prof. Sushil and Prof. Sanjay Dhir, extended thanks for participation and support to the conference.

05042017 drSauravDr. Saurabh, Assistant Professor, School of Business, SMVD University, Katra presented his paper in the 3rd International Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA), under International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance (INTESDA) was held in Fukuoka, Japan (one of Asia’s greenest and most sustainable cities) on March 26 and March 27, 2017. The International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance (INTESDA), is a diverse community of educators, academics and non-profit professionals founded in 2015, in part, to support the Sustainable Development Global Goals set by the United Nations. It is committed to addressing sustainable development issues through capacity building, advocacy, networking and sharing knowledge. COMSA 2017 in a series of conferences was an international conference aimed at providing a platform for academics, researchers and students to gather in a peaceful to engage learn and share ideas ranging from corporate social responsibility and the triple bottom line to sustainable business practices, economic development and sustainable livelihoods in developing nations. COMSA 2017 was an international, peer-reviewed conference, with reviewers from various countries.

There were total twenty eight presentations (Six virtual, two poster and 20 oral) were made from the scholars and researchers of 12 different countries namely Japan, India, Taiwan, USA, Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, Spain, Tanzania, China, and South Korea, under seven sessions. Dr. Saurabh presented his paper on the topic “An EVA® Discourse for Sustained Advantage: Case of Select Indian Firms”. The paper explores the sustenance of select companies in India with a premise that their economic value added has helped them to maintain their competitive advantage. The paper uses content analysis along with case based method to reach to the conclusions. The paper was presented with the support of professional development assistance scheme of SMVDU. Dr. Saurabh thanked the University authorities and management for support through encouraging scheme for learning and sharing knowledge.

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