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Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune, organizes its Annual Research Conference with a view to provide an opportunity to researchers and scholars alike to present and publish their research work, SIMS takes immense pleasure in announcing SIMSARC’16 to be held on 15th & 16th December, 2016.

The theme of the Research Conference is:

“Make in India : Opportunities and Challenges”

“Make in India” is an initiative launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,Shri.Narendra Modi,to encourage multinational as well as domestic enterprises. It presents a plethora of opportunities to manufacture in India and also comes with a host of challenges. SIMSARC’16 envisages to promote this campaign by providing a platform to faculty, practitioners and researchers to deliberate upon by presenting their research papers and/or case studies.

SIMSARC16 Objectives

  • To provide a platform to faculty, practitioners and researchers to showcase, present and publish their research work.
  • To encourage multidisciplinary as well as interdisciplinary research based Knowledge.
Dr. Indira Parikh
Former Dean of IIM(A) & Founder Director FLAME Academy Pune
Dr. Ravi Seetham Raju
Professor, The University of Sydney NSW, Australia
Mr. Bhushan Joshi
Managing Director Kraft Powercon India. Pune
Dr. Anuj Paul Gosain
Strategic Planning and Business Development, John Deere India Pvt Ltd Pune
Brig. Rajiv Divekar(Rtd.)
Director, SIMS Pune
Dr. Mukul Madahar
MBA Welfare Director Cardiff School of Management Cardiff Metropolitan University UK
Raj Khandekar, Ph.D.
Professor, Management Department Metropolitan State College of Denver USA
Shiv K. Tripathi, Ph.D.
Professor Mzumbe University Dar Es Salaam Campus Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania +255 763470079
Kishore Kulkarni Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Economics Metropolitan State College of Denver USA
Mr. Mukesh Kumar,
Deputy General Manager, College of Agricultural Banking, RBI, Pune – Panelist

Dr. Neil Wilkof
Partner and head of the intellectual property and information technology department
at the law firm of Herzog Fox & Neeman, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Last Date of submission of full papers 30 th September, 2016
Notification of acceptance of papers 1 st November, 2016
Last date of Registration for authors 15 th November, 2016
Date of Conference 15 th & 16 th December 2016
Publication of Paper FEBRUARY 2017

Sub-Themes for SIMSARC16

Ease of doing business Policy Reforms Social inclusion
Corporate Social Responsibility Sustainable Development Digital India
Skills Development Manufacture in India E-commerce
Supply Chain Management Demographic dividend Financial Inclusion
Heritage and Culture Tourism Any other relevant topic


Papers presented at the conference will be judged and cash prizes will be awarded as given below:




Practitioners / Research Scholars



1st Prize *

INR 10,000

INR 5,000


2nd Prize *

INR 5,000

INR 3,000


3rd Prize *

INR 3,000

INR 2,000

* Judging Criteria : Content, Research Methodology, Contribution to the body of knowledge, Overall Quality & Presentation (Subject to decision of jury)

Registration Fee* for Paper Presenters

Sr No Publication Faculty/Practitioners/Research Scholars Student Delegates Foreign Delegate
1 Scopus Indexed or eqvt INR 8000 NA USD 200
2 Indexed Journal INR 3000 NA USD 150
3 Journal for Applied Mgmt INR 2000 NA USD 100

Co-authors/participants willing to participate alongwith main/presenting author to pay additional INR 1000 only

*Registration Fee includes Conference Kit, Food and Refreshments


Conference Committee

Brig. Rajiv Divekar (Retd.) — Conference Chairperson
Tel: 020 – 3021 3300
Mobile: 97652 90159
Dr. Arti Chandani — Conference Convener
Tel. :020 – 3021 3215
Mobile : 93715 33791
e-Mail ID :
Ms. Anita Mahakud — Conference Secretary,
Tel. : 91-20-30213286
e-Mail ID:
Contact Person
Mr. Mandar Raut — Organizing Secretary
Tel. : 020 – 3021 3208
e-Mail ID :

Correspondence Address:

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) Range Hills Road, Khadki Pune – 411020, Maharashtra, India. Phone No.: 020 – 3021 3208 / 215 Fax: 020 – 3021 3333 e-Mail ID:

Accommodation will be available at INR 1200 per day on a twin-sharing basis to limited number of participants (15th & 16th December, 2016) in SIMS Campus Guest House