SIM Knowledge Series 1
Workshop on Research Methodology
A three day workshop on Research Methodology was organized with Prof. N. Vivek of PSG Institute of Management as the resource person from 2-4 July, 2008 at SIM. The workshop gave an orientation on Research Methodology and the application of SPSS in research.
SIM Knowledge Series 2
National Conferences on Finance & Banking
NCFB 2008 : The first national conference on Finance & Banking- NCFB 2008 was held on 8th and 9th September, 2008. The conference was inaugurated by Shri. A. P. Kurian, Chairman, Association of Mutual Funds in India, Mumbai in the presence of many luminaries from academia and industry. Shri. H Suresh Prabhu, Executive Director of South Indian Bank Ltd. Trichur gave the keynote address in the inaugural function. The conference received 82 abstracts and through a blind review process, 54 papers were selected for presentation. The papers were from the areas of (1) Capital Market (2) Corporate Finance (3) Corporate Governance (4) Derivatives (5) Banking (6) Financial Services and (7) Insurance. The various sessions were chaired by Dr. T. Mallikarjunappa (Mangalore University, Karnataka), Dr Basabi Bhattacharya (Javadavpur University, West Bengal), Dr. K. G. Sahadevan (Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow) and Dr. G. Simon Thattil (University of Kerala, Kerala). The conference was conducted in association with Travancore Management Association, Kottayam with a small financial support from All India Council for Technical Education, N. Delhi. The proceedings of the conference was published as an edited volume titled 'Finance & Banking: An Anthology of Contemporary Research' by Excel Publications, N. Delhi. (Editors : James P S & Roji George).
SIM Knowledge Series 3
Seminar on 'Publishing in International Journals'
The second Seminar organized by Saintgits Institute of Management on publishing was titled as "Publishing in International Journals". The Seminar was conducted on 3rd January 2009 at Hotel Presidency, Cochin. The resource person was Prof. (Dr.) Om Prakash Gupta, Professor, Prairie View A & M University, USA. The topics covered were- formulating a publication strategy, publication process, significance on abstract and introduction sections , importance of literature, reference styles, various types of journals, classification, reputation, etc. and do's and don'ts of writing academic papers. Twenty seven faculty members from various institutions participated in this programme.
SIM Knowledge Series 4
National Conference on Finance & Banking 2009
NCFB 2009: The second national conference on Finance & Banking- NCFB 2009 was conducted on 28th & 29th August 2009 at SIM. The conference was inaugurated y Shri R Anand, Partner, Earnst & Young, Chennai in the presence of Shri Giby George, Regional Head- ICICI Bank, Cochin who gave the keynote address in the inaugural function. Shri Alex K Babu, Managing Director, Hedge Equities, Cochin gave a talk on capital market. Forty one researchers from varied areas like Capital Market, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance presented their research papers. The various sessions were chaired by Dr. Amitah Guptha (University of Delhi), Dr Matiyur Rehman (Independent University, Dhaka, Bangladesh) Dr Malabika Deo (Pondicherry University, Pondicherry). The proceedings of the conference was published as an edited volume titled 'Finance & Banking: A Collection of Contemporary Research (Edn) by Excel Publishers, N. Delhi (Editors : James P S, Roji George and Roshna Varghese).
SIM Knowledge Series 5
Seminar on Future of Personal Insurance in India
Insurance in India, in spite of its enormous potential is still in nascent stages. Post liberalization, this sector has emerged as a major growth area. A number of new players have entered the field and new products and services are being offered to the public. While the importance of Health Insurance is being felt by a large number of people in India, UNIT linked Insurance plans and other pension plans are getting wider acceptance.
A seminar was organized by Saintgits Institute of Management with the participation of senior executives from the Life Insurance Corporation India and other Insurance companies on emerging trends in insurance sector.
The seminar was able to highlight the developments taking place in personal insurance sector from a management student/teacher's perspective. The key areas covered include Future of Insurance Sector in India, Issues in Health Insurance, Relevance of Life Insurance, Insurance as a saving option and Career opportunities in Insurance. Students and faculty from several neighboring MBA institutions added value to the seminar by participating in it.
SIM Knowledge Series 6
A Seminar on Human Resources Practices in Management
A seminar on Human Resources Practices was held from 23rd to 25th July, 2009 at Kottayam, Kerala. Insightful papers at Contemporary HR issues were presented by leading practioners and scholars during this summit. The proceedings were enriched by meaningful deliberations which underlined that in the ever changing business paradigm, Human Resource Management have to undergo continuous change and reinvention. The conference also highlighted that meaningful 'next practices' can be co-evolved through debate, deliberations and ideations amongst practioners and scholars. The summit proceedings were published as a book.
SIM Knowledge Series 7
Conference on Emerging Dimensions in Marketing
An edited volume titled 'Marketing in the Post Recession Era' published by Excel Books, New Delhi covered the major themes of the conference with 21 select papers presented in the conference.
SIM Knowledge Series 8
A one day seminar on Environmental Management was organized in Saintgits Institute of Management on 20th Dec 2010. The seminar was addressed by Dr. John Bryden and Dr. Karen Refsgaard from Nrowegian Agricultural Research Institute, Norway. Nineteen external participants from near by institutions participated in this seminar along with S3 MBA students of SIM.
SIM Knowledge Series 9
National Conference on Finance and Banking 2010
NCFB 2010: The Third National conference on Finance & Banking- NCFB 2010 was inaugurated by Dr Martin Maurer, Secretary General, Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland in the presence of Mr R Vijayendiran, Head of Portfolio Managers of BNP Paribas who gave the keynote address in the inaugural function. Dr.K.V.S.S.Narayana Rao, Professor, Finance of NITTIE, Mumbai handled a special session on Research in Finance in the afternoon session of the first day. Forty eight researchers from different parts of the country presented papers in the various technical sessions on Capital Market, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Banking and Insurance. The various sessions were chaired by Dr.K.V.S.S.Narayana Rao, Dr Malabika Deo (Pondicherry University, Pondicherry), Dr.Srinivasa Rao Gangadharan (IFMR, Chennai) and Dr. Shrikrishna S. Mahajan (Shvaji University, Kolhapur). The conference was conducted in association with Travancore Management Association, Kottyam. The proceedings of the conference was published as an edited volume titled 'Rediscovering Finance & Banking' Excel Publishers, N. Delhi (Editors : James P S, Roji George and Roshna Varghese).
SIM Knowledge Series 10
US Credit Rating Downgrade and European Debt Crisis; Impact on Indian Economy and Stock Market
A seminar was conducted on 24-08-11 in Saintgits Institute of Management in the broad area of Global economy and capital market. With the recent incidents in the stock markets across the globe, it was essential for the investing public to know and understand the impact of the trends on the capital markets as well as global economies. The future looked extremely volatile with the downgrading of rating for US by Standard and Poors. What will be the effect of such measure on Indian economy was a question remaining with many Indians. With this in mind, Saintgits Institute of Management in association with Geojit PNB Paribas Ltd organized a seminar on 'US Credit Rating Downgrade and European Debt Crisis; Impact on Indian Economy and Stock Market'. Dr. V K Vijayakumar (Investment Strategist, Geojit PNB Paribas Ltd) and Mr. P S Menon (Chairman, Cochin Stock Brokers Ltd.) were the key speakers.
Various perspectives on the US down grading and why India need not worry too much about the same was also elucidated. There were more than 100 external participants from academia and industry. The programme was well appreciated by all the participants.
SIM Knowledge Series 11
National Conference on Finance and Banking 2011
The fourth National Conference on Finance & Banking- NCFB-2011 was conducted on 11th and 12th of November, 2011 at SIM. The conference was inaugurated by Dr.V.A. Joseph, Managing Director and CEO, South Indian Bank. In his keynote address, he narrated the story of transformation of South Indian Bank in the recent time. Two books authored by Dr.Roji George, Associate Dean and Prof. Thomas Varghese were released by Dr.V.A.Joseph. The Center for Financial Services was inaugurated jointly by the eminent speakers. A panel discussion was arranged on financial services under the aegis of The Center for Financial Services. The panelists were Sri.S.Radhakrishnan (AVP and Branch Head, Axis bank, Thiruvalla), Sri.T.U.John (Senior Branch Manager, LIC of India , Kottayam), Sri. Ravi Jain (Manager, NSE Ltd, Cochin), Sri.N.P.Rajive (Dean, Hedge school of Applied Economics) and Sri. Sajan Roy (Cluster Manager, Tata Capital, Kerala). The conference received 56 abstracts of papers and 25 papers were presented in the conference. The valedictory function was graced by Dr.Srikrishna S. Mahajan, Professor, Sivaji University, Kolhapur. Assistant Professor K.Subramoniam and Assistant Professor M.Krishnan were the Faculty Coordinators of the Conference.
Emerging Dimensions in Marketing
National Conference in Marketing 22, 23 November 2012
In line with the declared objective of promoting academic research, Saintgits Institute of Management, in association with Department of Business Administration, Annamalai University organized a national conference in marketing on 22nd and 23rd November 2012 at Saintgits Campus. The conference was co-ordinated by Professor Thomas Varghese & Associate Professor Ajith Thomas and chaired by Dr Roji George, Associate Dean, Saintgits Inst. of Mgt.
39 participants from various parts of the country including Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Suratkal, Manipal, Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Chidambaram and different parts of Kerala attended the conference and presented 25 papers in different areas of marketing.
Mr. Soney Jose, Senior Vice President and Business Head - Emerging Enterprises Group, HDFC Bank, Mumbai was the Chief Guest at the inaugural session and spoke on developments in services sector, especially in financial services. In a key note speech on day 2, Dr. Joffi Thomas of IIM-K spoke on marketing in turbulent times and highlighted the need to have a relook at the way we see market.
As a part of the association with Annamalai University, a team of eight professors led by Prof. Dr. B. Natarajan and Dr. S. K. Nagarajan attended the conference, presented papers and chaired technical sessions. Other senior faculty who chaired sessions included Dr. Siby Zacharias (Professor, MG University), Dr. Joffi Thomas and Dr Vineeth Kumar Nair (Professor, TKM Institute of Management.)
An edited volume of the selected articles, titled 'Marketing: Emerging Dimensions' with ISBN is being published by Excel Books based on the papers presented at the conference.
The conference was appreciated for the well organized functioning and for its success in bringing together academic researchers and research scholars.
Participants of the Conference.
SIM Knowledge series 13
One Day Seminar on Environment Management held on 10 Dec 2012
Saintgits Institute of Management in association with Thanal conducted a One day seminar on Environment Management with the theme 'Energy, Environment and Climate Change'. The seminar was held in the Seminar Hall of SIM from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30. p.m. The seminar was attended by 115 students of both S1 and S3 MBA Batches.
|Discussion with Shri.Jayakumar C., Director of Thanal.|