Chennai, 15th March 2023: The PG and Research Department of Commerce is organising a two days International Conference on “RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE ORGANIZATIONS FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT” on 15th & 16th March 2023, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee year of the Department of Commerce founded in 1972. The Department had its humble beginning in the year of 1972 and gradually became a post graduate department in the year of 1980. Successfully has grown its wings and became a full-fledged Research Department in the year 1994. At present, all the faculty members of the department are holding Doctorate degree in varied fields of commerce. The department has the credentials of producing 81 Ph.D scholars and currently guiding 26 scholars inclusive of JRF research fellows, Part – time and Full- time scholars.
The B.com Course of the Department enjoys a very high demand. Over the years and for the current academic year 2022-23, the Department received 9800 applications for 140 seats. The demand ratio is 1: 70.
The International Conference started with Tamil Thai Vazhthu and also invoking the blessings of Almighty by rendering the college prayer.
Dr. M. G. Ragunathan, Principal, Guru Nanak College has welcomed the gathering and congratulated the department for organising the International Conference on the most memorable occasion of Golden Jubilee year of the Department.
Dr. Gayathri Harikumar, organising secretary who had shouldered the maximum responsibility in organising the International Conference introduced the Chief Guest Mr. S. Sivakumar and Guest of Honor Mr. Sunil Jayaram to the august gathering.
Dr. T. K. Avvai Kothai, Dean School of Commerce and Head, PG & Research Department of Commerce has highlighted the theme of the conference. In her address, she said that the organisations today can survive only if they have the ability to bounce back quickly from setbacks.
Resilient businesses are those that can adopt and innovates can integrate data and processes, use intelligent technologies and be agile enough to overcome challenges.
The aim of the International Conference is to rediscover and adopt sustainable practices on various fields of business namely Banking and Finance, HR, Marketing, IT, Entrepreneurship Development, Management Practices and Economics and allied Fields for the development and growth in the contemporary business scenario.
The Conference has received more than 100 research papers from Academicians, Corporate delegates, students and research scholars from various Universities and Colleges across the nation facilitating to exchange ideas, thoughts and informative practices and research experiences. The entire conference is planned in to 7 technical sessions focusing on the thrive area of business and commerce. Out of all the research papers received, 64 excellent research articles were carefully selected and published in the conference proceedings bearing ISBN Number. The Retired Principals Dr. John Morais, Dr. Marlene Morais, Dr. M. Selvaraj and Retired Professor Mr. John Joseph Adaikalam has graced the conference with their presence.
Mr. Manjit Singh Nayar, General Secretary and Correspondent has commended the department and also stated that hybrid format of the conference ensures accessibility to a diverse audience, thereby enabling extensive participations and engagement from various stakeholders.
Dr. John Morais, former Principal of the college has expounded the history of the department and recollected the services rendered by the stalwart professors for the wellbeing of the student community. Dr. Marelene Morais, Advisor and Former Principal, Guru Nanak College has ignited the thoughts of being ethical, moral values in the student’s behaviour and emphasized the need to inherit to have a colourful and fruitful future. She has also highlighted that the college is making it mandatory to impart value education as part of curriculum and the importance of resilience and sustainability which influence the growth of younger generations.
Mr. Sivakumar S, Founder and CEO of Capital Market Services, Singapore, Dubai & Melbourne was the chief guest of the Conference and emphasized the takeaways of World Economic Forum. He addressed that the organisations must prioritize to build resilient economy to meet future needs by diversification rather than decoupling. He further mandated that the organisations have to achieve a net zero future to balance the energy transition and energy resilience to bounce a competitive edge.
Mr. Sunil Jayaram, Global Head, Enterprise of Future, Tech Mahindra, India was the Guest of Honor and in his key note address he proposed an initiative of building space economy, focusing on carbon credit, implementing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in business organizations which will help to bring about resilient and sustainable development.
The inaugural session of the International conference came to an end with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr. R. Tamil Selvi, Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of Commerce.