ICMIT 2017
 

Day -I

International School of Informatics and Management, Technical Campus (IIIM) organized ICMIT 2017, the International Conference on “Transforming India: Initiatives, Challenges and Road Ahead” in collaboration with FMS- the IIS University, Jaipur, University of Bolton, United Kingdom, Western International College, FZE United Arab Emirates, Uttara University, Dhaka, Bangladesh and Indus International University, Himachal Pradesh.

The conference provided a multidisciplinary forum for researchers, policy makers, industry representatives, academicians, research scholars and practitioners to present and discuss their experience and research results about all aspects of Transforming India. Participants’ delineated on the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns; practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted for it.
The conference received around 80 research papers under various themes and sub themes of the technical sessions covering wide range of topics under the theme from various parts of the country and abroad. Interactions with researchers and experts from USA, UK, UAE, Bangladesh, Nepal and from different states of India including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi and Rajasthan added the requisite variety and intellectual affluence to the deliberations.

Saraswati Vandana and Deep Prajwalan gave an auspicious start to the Conference. Dr. Ashok Gupta, Director, IIIM and Vice Chancellor, IIS University welcomed all the Guests and. Dr. Manju Nair, Conference Convener and Principal, IIIM gave introduction about the conference. Dr. Nair informed that this conference is an effort to present the endeavors towards the transformation of India in different aspects and to promote interaction among professionals, academicians, and researchers from various fields.

The inaugural ceremony was graced by Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, President, Mewar University, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan as the chief guest. Mr. Pillai said that Information and communication technology played a vital role in improving the level of education and also people’s day to day life. Mr. Pillai emphasized on the significance of value based education and said that there has been lot of transformation observed in education since last five decades but at the same time we should not overlook our traditional education system and contents.
Guest of honor of the conference was Prof. (Dr.) Baljeet S. Kapoor, Vice Chancellor, Indus International University, Una, Himachal Pradesh. Dr. Kapoor enlightened the gathering with his views regarding transforming India. Dr. Kapoor asked youth to come forward and contribute to make over India. He said that a significant change in women empowerment can lead to character building and subsequently nation building.
The Book of Abstracts, a compilation of selected abstracts contributed by the participants of the conference was released by the Chief Guest in the inaugural session.

The Session concluded with the vote of thanks extended by Dr. Raakhi Gupta, Rector and Registrar, The IIS University. Dr. Gupta thanked the delegates and participants for their encouraging response.

Technical Session One titled “Socio-Economic Transformation” was chaired by Dr. Anil Mehta, Professor, Department of Business Administration, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Prof. N. D. Mathur, Dept. of EAFM, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur and Mr. Rakesh Ahlawat, Head, Dept. of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Indus International University, Himachal Pradesh.

Dr. Nazrul Islam, Professor, School of Business, Uttara University, Dhaka, Bangladesh shared his valuable thoughts about Management of Information Technology for Sustainable Organizational Capability, via Skype. Dr. K S Gupta, Director, KSG Center for Leadership and Development, Bangalore presented his thoughts on Social Transformation through Women Empowerment.

During the session, papers on topics like, “Financial Inclusion In India- A Review Of Initiatives And Challenges To Transform India”, “Challenges For Transforming India”, “Role Of Social Media In Promoting E-Tailing In India”, “Poverty In India: A Study On Socio Economic Determinants”, “Skill Development Initiatives For Empowering Young India”, “A Study On Implementation Of Demonetization In Various Economies” etc. were presented. The best paper award for the session was presented to Dr. Sheetal Mundra for her paper “Poverty In India: A Study On Socio Economic Determinants”.
The session was followed by a Panel Discussion on the theme “Digital India: The Cornerstone of Success in Transforming India”. The eminent panelists were Prof. Rajesh Kothari, Dean & Director, R.A. Podar Institute of Management, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur; Ms. Meeta Singh, Rajasthan Head, Population Services International, Jaipur; Mr. Dhanjay Sahay, Development Head, UK Digital Learning, Director UK Publication; Ms. Garima Joshi, Branch Manager, HDFC Bank, Jaipur and Mr. Sunil Chhabra, Additional Director, Dept. of Information Technology, Govt. of Rajasthan.

The esteemed panel focused on how the transformation is truly happening and what is its impact on our lives. They discussed that last few years have seen remarkable changes in India’s development. The esteemed panelists conversed about how the way societies operate and interact with each other has drastically changed with the advent of the digital revolution. Over the years, the impact of technology has been profound, not just in terms of making our lives easier, but also in terms of our approach to the way we carry out tasks, solve problems and resolve issues. The panelist discussed about the change in banking sector’s working and how the business class as well as common man including from rural and urban areas have been positively affected by it. The panel also discussed about the various e-governance initiatives government policies towards transforming India. They also talked about the rural-urban divide which has been reduced to a thinner line as now there is a reasonable distribution of, and adequate access to, energy, quality water, education, healthcare , infrastructure etc. The eminent panelists also conversed the effects of transformation on different sections of the society.

Day-II
Day two commenced with the second Technical Session titled “Technological & Environmental Transformation”. The invited speaker of the session was Dr. Aarushi Jain, Duke University, United States. Dr. Jain shared her thoughts on the issue “Best Practices of RTI Act: A study of IT enabled proactive disclosures in Himachal Pradesh”. She shared that technology is continually transforming the way people deal with government related matters. The session was chaired by the Dr. Ampu HariKrishnan, Registrar and Dean, School of Business Management, Indus International University, Himachal Pradesh and Dr. Madhavi Sinha, Head, Department of Computer Science, Birla Institute of Technology Extension Mesra Center, Jaipur. During the session papers on topics like “Effectiveness Of Digital Marketing In The Challenging Age”, “Authentication Of E-Documents By Digital Signature – Legal Aspects In The I. T. Act, 2000”, “Digital Payment: Can a Common Man Entrust”, “Mobile Banking: Opportunities, Challenges And Cyber Laws”, “Entrepreneurial Key Attributes Scalable Architecture in Indian Perspectives - A Soft-Computing Model”, “Transcending Business Through Social Media”, “Model Approach For Grey Box Testing Of Business Mobile Applications”, “Opportunities And Challenges In Making India Open-Defecation Free By 2019”, “An Empirical Analysis Of Emerging Trends Of E- Services (A Case Study Of Indian Railways)”, “Corporate Philanthropy And Its Impact On Brand Image Case Study Of Cement Sector”, and “Urban Farming: Converting Concrete Jungles Into Lush Green Farms” were presented.

Thereafter Dr. Madhavi Sinha and Dr. Ampu Harikrishnan felicitated the winners of Best paper award Dr. Shuchi Singhal and Dr. Divya Mehta for the session.
Technical session 3 “Legal, Political and Administrative Transformation.” began with the presentation of session’s invited speaker Dr. Arhan Sthapit, Faculty of Management, Public Youth Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Dr. Sthapit enlightened the gathering on “Business Ethics and CSR in University Curricula in Nepal: Exploring Current Practices in Business School Education” via skype. The session was chaired by Dr. M.C. Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of Accountancy & Business Statistics, University of Rajasthan, and Prof. N.M. Sharma, Ex-Dean Student Welfare, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. During the session papers were presented on various topics including “An Empirical Analysis Of Women Employee’s Perception Towards E-Banking Services In Public Sector Banks”, “Economic Development of India: emerging role of service sector”, “An Analysis of Financial Inclusion and Equitable Growth in Indian States”, “Financial Inclusion Initiatives In India: An Overview”, “Transforming India Through Quality Of Elementary Education”, “Benefits , Risk ,Issues And Challenges Of Cloud Computing”, “Different Co-Creating Consumer Types: For effective Co-Creation in Hotel Service Context”, “Fishbone Analysis for Evaluating Losses in Power Sector in India”, “An Analysis On Legal, Political And Administrative Changes In India”; “Helping The Nation To Become A Developed Country From A Developing Country”, “Skill Development In India; An Initiative Beyond Competency Mapping: Need, Challenges And Ways Forward”, “Evaluation of Health Hazards and Management of electronic wastage” and “Rapid Expansion Of Ayush Medical System In India: A Survey”. The session chairs Dr. M.C. Sharma and Dr. N.M. Sharma also presented their views on the theme and appreciated paper presenters for their research contributions. The session was concluded with the Best Paper Award for Academician’s category, presented to the Dr. Bhupendra Singh Hada and Mr. Ashish Suri for their research contribution. The Best Paper Award for Students’ category was given to Mr. Akash Khandelwal and Ms. Julie Chandnani.

The conference culminated with thanks to the guests, delegates, reviewers, advisory committee, and co-organizers for their support for the success of the conference by Dr. Manju Nair, Principal IIIM.