Published On : Mon, Oct 3rd, 2016

New age competencies need of the hour

Nagpur: Dr Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies & Research (DAIMSR) organised its 10th annual international conference Acumen 2016 in the college campus here on Saturday.

This year the theme for the event was ‘Recent Advancements in Business Management Practices’to bridge the gap between industry and academia.

The objective of Acumen 2016 wasto give platform to research scholars and to explain the importance of research to budding managers. Business management practices have changed with time. Acumen 2016 will help the budding managers explore various management innovations in almost all functional areas of management. The eminent speakers and judges for the event were HR Head of TCS (Nagpur) Mridul Chakravorty and Azam Mashkoor.

The event started with the lighting of lamp by the hands of Director of DAIMSR DrSudhir Fulzele, Dean Acadmics Dr Ashutosh Paturkar and esteemed guests Mridul Chakravorty and Azam Mashkoor. “We are organizing Acumen from last 10 years with an aim to promote research and also to help students explore the depths of research,” said Dr Sudhir Fulzele. Dr Paturkar said, “India is progressing towards the phase of development, digitization and empowerment”.This year, with the motto of being environment friendly, the selected research papers were released in the form of CD.

In his address, Mridul Chakravorty said,“New age competencies are the need of service sector in today’s scenario.” He stressed on the importance of comprehensive thinking, mindfulness, empathy and to respect the least powerful person in the organisation. Azam Makshoor addressed the audience by stating that,” Marketing is not just selling a product but also spreading awareness about the product through communication. It is important to connect with the target audience.” He focussed on various trends of marketing & expressed his views on the importance of services in service marketing.

The presenters showcased their research papers on various topics such as supply chain management, Importance of public relations, Advertising, Agribusiness Management, Export performance in India. One of the research scholars, Rekha Bora presented a paper titled ‘Supply Chain Management Practices’. Dr Sharad R Kulkarni made presentation over the topic ‘Role of talent Management in Employee Engagement’.

”Acumen is a great platform for budding research scholars to showcase their talent. Students should first understand, analyse and then present their ideas in proper format”, said prof Ajay Gidwani.

All the presenters were given certificates. The winner of Acumen 2016 was BN Ganvir who was awarded with a cash prize worth Rs 7000. Cash prizes worth Rs 5000 and Rs 3000 were awarded to NV Shende (1st Runner up) and A B Bhosale (2nd runner up) respectively.