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Report of International Conference on “Enhancing Productivity in Hybrid Mode: the Beginning of a New Normal”

Date(s) :29th May to 31st May 2023

Time : 9 am to 6pm

Venue : Hybrid mode

Resource Person(s) : Multiple
               *Refer- https://bschool.dpu.edu.in/conference/speaker-2023.aspx

Faculty Coordinator(s) : Dr. Atul Kumar Dr. Rashmi Paranjapye Ms. Manjiri Joshi

Organizer : IQAC Research & Publication Cell

Objectives

  • To understand how the business and education sector are enhancing productivity through the hybrid mode of working.
  • To provide researchers, industry practitioners, academicians, research scholars, and students with strong research orientation and a forum for discussing and presenting new ideas adopted by businesses and education sector to enhance productivity with the help of technology by embracing the new world of Hybrid.

Brief Report

Dr. D.Y. Patil B-School successfully conducted a 3-day international conference titled "Enhancing Productivity in Hybrid Mode: The Beginning of a New Era" in collaboration with Centre for Economic Diplomacy, Europe, Dr. Soetomo University in Indonesia, Boston International College, Nepal, AIMS, CEGR, and knowledge partners City University, Business Standard, MTC Global, Skilledge, Education Post, BUSIN, IAMC & MERC from 29th May to 31st May 2023. The main aim of this conference to provide researchers, industry practitioners, academicians, research scholars, and students with strong research orientation and a forum for discussing and presenting new ideas adopted by businesses and education sector to enhance productivity with the help of technology by embracing the new world of Hybrid.

The first day session of the conference embarked under the august presence of distinguished dignitaries like Dr. R. K. Soni, Advisor, AICTE, New Delhi, India, Dr. Neeraj Saxena, Advisor, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, India, Dr. Alok Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India, Prof. Dr. Vishnu Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Bikaner, India, Prof. Dr. B. S. Nagendra Parashar, Vice Chancellor, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun, India, Prof. Dr. Dilip Nandkeolyar, Pro Chancellor, Commonwealth University, London, UK, , Dr. Justin Paul, Professor, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, USA, Mr. Ananda Bahadur Chand, Chairperson, Boston International College, Nepal, Dr. Parag Kalkar Dean, Faculty of Commerce and
Management, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India, Prof. Dr. Nur Sayidah, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Seotomo University, Indonesia, Dr. A. B. Dadas, Director, Neville Wadia Institute of Management Studies and Research, Pune, India, Dr. Arvind Karunakaran, Professor, Stanford University, USA, Dr. Swapnarag Swain, Chairperson, MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bodh Gaya, Prof. Husam-Aldin Al-Malkawi, Professor of Finance, The British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dr. Sushil Kumar, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Visakhapatnam, India, , Dr. Raja Sankaran, Professor, CMS Business School, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru, India, Along with Dr. S. S. Chitlange, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. D. Y. Patil Unitech Society, Pune, India. Dr. Somnath Patil, Secretary of the Dr. D. Y. Patil Unitech Society provided valuable guidance. Dr. Amol Gawande, the conference chairman, welcomed everyone and explained the objectives and advantages of the conference to the audience, attendees, and dignitaries. The captivating addresses of all guests have challenged conventional thinking, inspired everyone to think beyond boundaries, and sparked new ideas that will certainly shape the future of research.

The pre-conference workshop on "Bibliometric Analysis & Introduction to SLR" was up next in the session. Dr. Raja Sankaran, Professor Raja Sankaran Ph.D. (IIM-Ranchi), CMS Business School Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru, India served as the workshop's resource person and provided in-depth expertise on bibliometric analysis. His profound knowledge, expertise, and engaging delivery style ensured a highly informative and enriching learning experience for all participants. The workshop aimed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of bibliometric analysis and the fundamentals of conducting a systematic literature review (SLR) and understanding the basics of bibliometrics and its applications in research evaluation and analysis. The workshop was structured to provide both theoretical and practical insights into bibliometric analysis and SLR.

The following two days, May 30 and May 31 Academics and practitioners were invited to submit conceptual and empirical research papers on the conference's themes or related subjects. There were two sessions per track in each of the four tracks for the presentations between May 30 and May 31, 2023, two of which were for external paper presenters, one for case study presenters, and one for institute students. Speakers from a wide range of nations, including the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Slovakia, Peru, Russia, Iraq, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Tunisia, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Denmark, East Africa, and many others, gave the keynote addresses at the conference.
The Conference successfully concluded on 31st May 2023 with a valedictory session and session was graced by Dr.(Mrs) Pankaj Mittal, Secretary General Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India, Prof. Raghuvir Singh, Vice Chancellor, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, (U.P.), India, Mr. Ashish Jain, CEO, Healthcare Sector Skill Council, New Delhi, India, Mr. Mohit Soni, CEO, Media & Entertainment Skill Council, New Delhi, India, Dr. R. Venkatesh Babu, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, India, Prof. A. P. Mittal, Director, Netaji Subhas University of Technology (West Campus), New Delhi, India, Dr. Harvey Nguyen, Assistant Professor, Massey Business School, Massey University, New Zealand, Dr. Megha Sharma, Professor, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, India and Dr. Avinash Thakur Executive Director, Dr. D. Y. Patil Unitech Society, Pune, India where they addressed with their knowledge, expertise, and visionary insights. The valedictory session concluded with the vote of thanks given by Ms. Manjiri Joshi.


The best research papers were awarded first, second and third prize - a cash prize of 30,000(INR), 15,000(IN) and 7500(INR) respectively. All the research articles presented in the conference were included in the conference proceedings published by Dr. D. Y. Patil B-Schoo

This conference attracted participants from around the nation who not only participated, but also actively listened. It also gave a platform for the nation's curious minds at large. This international conference served as a forum for discussions on a variety of topics related to building resilient business ecosystems post-pandemic while navigating the Next Normal, but it also filled important research gaps with the help of outstanding papers presented by researchers from across India and other countries.