Manthan 2017

National Conference on “Managing VUCA: Challenges and Opportunities” hosted by Faculty of Commerce and Business Management

Manthan 2017, the Annual National Conference of Faculty of Commerce and Business Management, Amrapali Group of Institutes was hosted on 3rd November 2017.

The theme for this edition was “ Managing VUCA : Challenges and Opportunities ”. The conference was graced by leading academicians, researchers, industry experts including Dr. Pankaj Madaan from Gurukul Kangri University Haridwar, Dr. Rajat Agarwal from IIT Roorkee, Dr. Amit Joshi from Kumaon University Nainital, Dr. Nagendra Yadav and Dr. Shakuntala Devi from Mishra University Lucknow, Dr. Sudhanshu Joshi from Doon University Dehradun, Dr. R.C Mishra and Dr. Manjri Agarwal from Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Dr. Saurabh Singh from GB Pant University Pantnagar, Dr. Ashutosh Priya Awasthi from Utkarsh Business School Bareilly, Dr. Vinay Kandpal from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun. The industry was represented by Mr. Ashutosh Gilra and Mr. Vivek Mishra from Minda Corporation.

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Postgraduate and research scholars also shared their research findings and expressed their thoughts on VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). More than 30 models were also showcased in an exhibition during the conference. The models ranged from Biometrics Based Voting System, LPG Gas Leakage Detector, Fire Detector, Sound Energy Based Mobile Charging to Digital Marketing, GST, Financial Inclusion, Policy Making etc.

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The conference started with the lamp lighting and the Saraswati Vandana. Dr. Deep Chandra Oli, HoD (MBA Course) delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Pankaj Madaan emphasized on “ Red Ocean and Blue Ocean Strategies ” on VUCA management. Dr. Saurabh Singh explained the importance of VUCA management in this complex age of cut throat competition.

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr. Ritvik Dubey, Director FCBM. In his address, Dr. Dubey discussed some common problems faced by students and how such problems can be solved or reduced through VUCA management. He expressed his gratitude to the management board, distinguished guests, research scholars, faculty members and the participating students.

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Mr. R C Monga, Vice Chairman, Mr. Narendra Dhingra, Secretary, Dr. Sanjay Dhingra, CEO, Dr. S K Singh, COO, Dr. M K Pandey, Director FCSA, Dr. A P Papreja, Director AITS, Dr. Pankaj Shah, Registrar, faculty members and students were also present during the conference.

Contributed By :

Himanshu Malkani

B. Tech. M.E. IV Year

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