Thapar University organises international conference

Thapar University international conference discusses ‘Changing paradigms in business and behavioral sciences’

March 31, 2014 5:03 IST | India Infoline News Service
Thapar University, ranked among India’s leading engineering institutions, conducted a two-day international conference on “Changing perspectives and paradigms in business and behavioral sciences”, in which delegates from various countries, including USA, Iran, Mexico and Germany, participated.
In all, 39 papers were presented at the conference, which was conducted by the School of Behavioural Sciences and Business Studies, Thapar University, on wide-ranging themes like business ethics, work-life balance; green banking, corporate social responsibility, stock market volatility, knowledge management, business sustenance, human resources and marketing.
“Human mind is complex and these complexities make us do things the way we do them. An understanding of the human mind and the changing perspectives and paradigms in business is critical to success,” said Dr Dheeraj Sharma of IIM-Ahmedabad, the keynote speaker. Inviting people to explore why they consume the way they do, Dr Sharma said today’s youth need to develop a perspective by reading books. “As the entire world operates on trust and sentiments, researchers should also explore these areas,” he added.
Dr Ravi Kiran, Head and Professor, School of Behavioural Sciences and Business Studies, Thapar University, said that due to globalization, there was a sea change in the way business was conducted. “New rules and regulations with stronger intellectual property rights (IPR) norms and removal of restrictions on trade have given rise to a new order,” she said.
Thapar University Director Dr Prakash Gopalan talked about the importance of leadership in taking the world forward. He said experts need to constantly follow the changing dynamics of the business environment.
Thapar University Deputy Director Dr KK Raina stressed on innovation and creation of new business models as the key to success.
Dr DP Goyal, Professor, Information Management and Dean, Executive Graduate Programmes, highlighted the changing perspectives of business in relation to information technology.
Dr Padmakumar Nair, Director, LM Thapar School of Management; Dr Rajender Kumar, Professor and Head, NIT, Kurukshetra; and Dr Kanwaljeet Singh, Director, Computer Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala, also spoke at the conference.
About Thapar University
Thapar University, founded in 1956, is housed in a 250-acre campus in Patiala, Punjab. In 1985, it was awarded the status of a deemed university, and from then on took a quantum jump with focus on research and development, along with the need to adapt to the changing needs of the industry and the delivery of state-of-the-art technical and engineering education in India. In 2007, the LM Thapar School of Management was inaugurated. It has evolved over the years to provide management education conducive to the dynamic business environment.
Thapar University is committed to developing high quality, professionally groomed technical and engineering manpower possessing multifaceted personality with respect for professional and social ethics, national values and the spirit of human emancipation. Thapar University believes in providing opportunities to students to broaden their horizons and develop cross-cultural perspectives enabling them to engage in the adventure of learning and discovery.
Thapar University has created new synergies and enabled opportunities for exchange, dual-degree programmes with overseas universities and established research centres and industrial corporations. Thapar University also has collaborations with various government organizations, including Department of Information Technology, Government of India, Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Chandigarh, Institute for Himalayan Biotechnology, Palampur, and Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.

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