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Important Dates: Conference Dates: Conference Website:

Last Date For Abstract Submission: 16 th – 17 th February, 2018

20th October, 2017

Abstract Acceptance:
06th November, 2017 Venue: Email Id:
Last Date For Full Paper Submission: The Senate Hall,
20th December, 2017 University Clock Tower,
Gujarat University, Navrangpura,
Full Paper Acceptance:
Ahmedabad - 380009, India.
22nd January, 2018

Last Date For Payment of Registration Fees:

30th January, 2018
work as catalysts for infusing the spirit of Governments, which may help organizations
ABOUT GTU innovation and research in the Colleges through improve their working, through new policies or
multi-College joint research projects and by through modification of existing policies,
actively involving postgraduate students in protocols and management structures. The Vision
Gujarat Technological University has been set up
research, development and consultancy projects. and goal of CGS is to be a leading Centre for
under Gujarat Technological University Act of
These Centres are required to establish active Excellence in Research, Teaching, Training and
2007. During the short span of 8 years of its
linkages with the industry and research Advocacy in the field of Governance through
existence, GTU has bagged many national and
institutions in India and abroad. capacity building, knowledge creation, and
international awards like The Best Jury Award for
dissemination n. The PG Research Centre for
Interface between Academia and Industry in
Governance Systems (CGS) at GTU organizes its
Higher Education, the Information
flagship event “CEOs in the Classroom”
Communication Technology (ICT) Enabled
throughout the academic year.
University of the year award in E-India 2009,
Manthan Award 2009, Digital Learning WES 2011 CGS has successfully conducted four International
Award, AIMS International Innovative University conferences till date. Every conferences have
Award 2013, World Education Award 2013 for its received more than 100 abstracts & full papers of
project on Active Learning 2013, Best University in which selected papers have been published in the
Internationalization of its Faculty and Students conference proceedings and the abstracts are
under Government University category - CCI published in book titled ‘Saransh’. The books are
Technology Education Excellence Awards 2013, available online on following link:
CMAI’s NTA ICT World Communication Award
2013 for being a Pioneer in ICT Education, Best
ABOUT CGS ings.aspx. CGS has also conducted four Faculty
Higher Education University of the Year award by Development Programmes so far on various
ASSOCHAM India.2014, etc. GTU has started working as a Monitor for Good topics like R, SPSS, Econometrics, etc.
Governance, which will make it possible to
objectively determine how well the governance
GTU has established 14 Post Graduate Research systems are working. It is initiating studies in the
Centres, which are designed to work as examples field of Governance System in Businesses,
of good and relevant research. The Centres are to Industries, Universities, Hospitals, NGOs and
approved institutions. There are 34 Post- platform for working executives to hone their
Graduate University departments and 221 P.G. managerial skills. Most importantly, this has
UNIVERSITY Centres. Gujarat University has developed allowed the school to continuously interact with
phenomenally in the last 67 years to be the business world and has resulted in a rich
recognized as a premier University in the country confluence of first hand industrial experience
The Gujarat University was conceived in the
today. with the academic world. Moreover, the school
nineteen twenties in the minds of public-spirited
also runs a full-time MBA in Maritime
and learned men like Gandhiji, Sardar Patel,
Management with specializations in Port
Acharya Anandshankar B. Dhruva, Dada Saheb
Management, Infrastructure & Shipping, and
Mavlankar, Kasturbhai Lalbhai and many others.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The
However, the University could come into
School also runs a Management Academy during
existence only after the achievement of
the evening time offering P. G. Diploma in 13
independence in 1949, the University was
different areas.
incorporated under the Gujarat University Act of
the State Government ‘as a teaching and The achievements of the school have been duly
affiliating University.’ recognized and it is widely acknowledged as a
leading management institute in the country. The
During the course of its life of more than five
alumni of the school occupy leadership positions
decades, the University has seen the ABOUT B.K. SCHOOL OF in the Industry, Government, Administrative and
establishment of seven more Universities which
were carved out of the jurisdiction of the Gujarat
BUSINESS Foreign Services as well as the academic field. In
the thirty ninth year of its existence, the school
University, viz., Sardar Patel University, MANAGEMENT continues to reinvent itself in order to serve the
Saurashtra University, Bhavnagar University,
rapidly developing Indian economy.
South Gujarat University, Gujarat Ayurveda
Since its establishment in July 1976, B. K. School
University, Gujarat Agricultural University and
of Business Management has emerged as one of
North Gujarat University. Even then, the Gujarat
the eminent B-schools in the state of Gujarat as
University is the largest university in the state
well as in the country. The School runs full time
catering to the needs of higher education of more
MBA programme as well as Evening Programme
than two lakh students scattered over 235
for practicing professionals. This provides an ideal
colleges, 15 recognized institutions and 24
Corporate governance over here not only set of e- systems. Although SEBI and stock
GOVERNANCE IN waysides financial mis-happenings but also shield regulators are not only cautious about
INDIAN FINANCIAL the stakeholders of the financial entities like compliance of the listing requisites but also
depositors and investors. It is very noticeable that speculative trading and insider trading. But
SERVICES SECTOR: the auditors should apply and follow a stringent episodic events like Ketan Parekh scam, Harshad
auditing conduct which can contribute to the Mehta scam, Saradha Group financial scandal,
REFORMS & REMEDIES financial market and avoid the scams like that of payment defaults by Subrato Roy (Sahara India
Satyam Computer Services Ltd., as these have Parivar) and Vijay Malya (Kingfisher Airlines) has
The financial services sector has proved to be a catastrophic effect on the stock market. time and again raised the queries on the control
crucial contributor in the growth of Indian GDP in Prudential norms and transparency are integral to mechanism of the financial services sector. Such
last two decades. Along with advances in the the corporate governance of the financial services false tactics can easily sabotage the market
financial services sector came certain issues and sector. Be it accounting, income recognition, momentum. Financial markets always cater to the
one of the prime concern was of governing the asset classification, provisioning, KYC norms or needs of the deficit and surplus zones of the
sector. Financial sector is composed of a complex disclosure of risks by the entities; all of them aim economy. Corporate facing neck and neck
financial architecture and it is therefore at effectual assessment of the operational competition can raise funds whereas those having
important that governance play a pivotal role performance of the financial entities. surplus funds can earn returns. The
here. Various working groups on banks, transformation of exchanges into the listed
insurance, payments, public debt management, companies will further augment this competition.
securities, etc. have proposed many reforms and Thus, any negligence in the corporate governance
the government took active steps on these can lead to the fatal aftermaths ambushing the
suggested measures. The regulatory governance developing pace of the economy. Integration of
not only fortifies the financial law but also eases diverse financial markets like spot and derivatives
the functioning of the financial sector protecting for commodity trading for specific sector like
it further from the market fiascos and financial agriculture will further demand more
frauds. Recent step of demonetization is one of comprehensive operational and legal set ups.
the intense strokes displayed by the regulators to After demonetization, digital economy is at boom.
enforce governance on our financial system, Technologies such as internet and mobile apps
which will thereby curb the black money. It The most evident constituent of Indian financial has provided the path for ease of doing business
proved to be the need of the hour as the parallel sector is the Stock Exchange, which has travelled to every organization but on the other route the
economy is a big menace causing losses in tax a long way from its traditional functioning to the accessibility of internet of things have also
revenues. system of VSAT. Information of securities value increased the instances of cybercrimes. Phishing
and volume can be easily accessed by prevailing attacks on banking transactions, hacking the
database and cloning of debit or credit cards are the nation’s economy. The easy money policy that corporate governance has occupied an
very common misconducts of cybercrime adopted by the financial intermediaries and poor exceptional position in the Indian financial sector,
syndicates. A commendable program has been follow ups generally lead to inflation momentum, efforts are desired to make them more effectual
proposed by the Indian government, which turns out to be even worse with the and competent. Over sighting, the governance
establishment of Computer Emergence Response economic events like recession. Regulators have will constantly take our financial sector at its back
Team to uptight the cyber frauds in the financial to be watchful about the industrial connections foot in terms of transparency and rightful
sector (CERT- Fin).The fallouts of cybercrimes are with NPAs too as apart from macro factors incentives. Survival of the fittest will eventually
not only financial losses but it holds an equal industry specific factors correspondingly endure rule the financial industry where those
threat to the integrity and solidity of any financial their imprints at par. Those sectors having more conversant with well-versed governance
system. As computerization has virtually involvement with such toxic assets will require structure will exist.
terminated the geographic differences between priority managerial and administrative action.
any nations, money laundering to a much extent While higher degree of governance has to be
is a by-product of cybercrime. Together they are directed towards the complex process of
difficult to combat because of the kinds of risks securitization, where such risky assets are pooled
they breed, be it technological, operational, and converted into security receipts for the
regulatory or jurisdictional. Even so, investors.
establishment of robust anti-money laundering
and cyber security disclosure standards are NBFCs also cannot isolate themselves from the
essential; in addition, the concerned supervisory reforms of the financial markets. For instance, the
bodies should be proficient enough by norms and effect of demonetisation has forced NBFCs to go
by skills to trace the related deceit cases. through the short-term adjustment pressures. We solicit your ideas and observations on any
Moreover, they need to be vigilant as collection relevant topics to be presented in the conference.
Capital Adequacy and NPA act as vital trigger over the asset classes is also affected. For this We anticipate contribution from many delegates
points to uphold the smooth functioning of the reason, it needs to create a situation, which from every corner of the world. Some related
financial machinery. Increasing NPAs remain guards them against the market perils to maintain topics are mentioned below. However the
another intimidating problem in Indian financial well-matched asset liability profiles.
sector that has to be addressed by the means of mentioned topics are just for directions and
stringent governance. Apart from SARFAESI Act, researchers may come up with their unique
The existing financial system will transform itself
Debt Recovery Tribunal and Insolvency and conceptual research papers, applied researcher
rigorously where financial entities will expand
Bankruptcy Code; new norms have to be papers, and case studies in the related area of
their business volume by means of innovative service governance.
advanced not only to cut its prevalent level but financial products and services, armed with up-to-
then also to condense its occurrence. Asset the-minute technology and will be more
quality will ultimately influence the trajectory of integrated with others. Irrespective of the fact
THEME OF Theme-2: Technological Dimensions and  Insurance claims and disbursements
Corporate Governance  Corporate governance and roles of sub
CONFERENCE  Artificial intelligence pushing the boundaries brokers
GOVERNANCE IN INDIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES of corporate governance in financial sector  Corporate governance structure of Indian
SECTOR: REFORMS & REMEDIES  Corporate governance combating cyber financial intermediaries
frauds  Operational requirements of NBFCs
 Harnessing IT innovation in strengthening  NBFCs and their funding model
Subthemes corporate governance  Regulatory outlook for NBFCs
 Role of IT in managing global financial  Determination of the cash holdings of
transactions financial institutions
Theme-1: Contemporary Dimensions of  Technological transformation in financial  Risk governance of financial institutions
Corporate Governance institutions  Growing importance of corporate
 Scope of corporate governance in family run  Future dynamics of financial technology governance in financial institutions
financial companies  E- commerce and financial technology  Role of Financial Governing Bodies such as
 Benefits derived by adhering corporate  Cost efficacy of financial technology vs. SEBI, AMFI, IRDA, RBI in Governing Financial
governance corporate governance Services Sector in India
 Failures of corporate governance  Digitalization of Indian economy and financial  Governance in Forex Services (Currency
 Impact of corporate governance on the institutions Exchangers)
stakeholders  Application of NLP (Natural Language  Governance in Asset Management
 Corporate governance and frontiers of Processing) in Financial Services Industry Companies of Mutual Funds
 Role of corporate governance in corporate
restructuring Theme-3: Scope of Corporate Governance Theme-4: Regulatory Landscape for
 Stakeholders governance in the Indian Financial Institutions Corporate Governance
 Corporate governance of Indian financial  The changing role of external auditor
 Banks and credit policy
sector: A comparative perspective
 Generation of NPAs (Non-Performing Assets)  Corporate governance: Incentives and tax
 Corporate governance and agency problem avoidance
in Banks, NBFCs and corporate governance
 Growing financial interdependence in  Scope of corporate governance in MSMEs
 Financial risk and liabilities pertaining to
financial sector
insurance firms
 Reforming the governance of Indian financial  Escalating financial markets and corporate  Corporate governance in financial institutions
sector governance and economic restructuring
 International norms and corporate  Test of ethics in financial markets  Financial deregulation and disintermediation
governance  Efficacy of corporate governance in investors’  Licensing of potential financial companies
 Competitive circumstances for Indian protection and corporate governance
financial companies  Trigger points governing corporate
 Corporate governance and rating agencies governance
 Corporate governance issues regarding Theme-6: Human Resource Dimensions  Disciplinary actions for corporate governance
disclosure and accounting standards and Corporate Governance  Financial sector imperfections and its
 Due diligence procedure  Scope of corporate governance towards implications on corporate governance
 Prudential standards- Tool to promote gender and ethnic diversity  Impact of regulatory bodies on corporate
corporate governance  Corporate governance and organizational governance
 Role played by corporate governance in
Theme-5: Indian Financial Markets and remuneration and incentive systems Theme-8: Other Contemporary Issues of
Corporate Governance  Corporate governance and organizational Corporate Governance in Indian Financial
 Valuation of IPOs and other financial structure Services Sector
instruments  HR practices and corporate governance  Any other contemporary issues related to
 Insider trading and speculation  Training and recruitment of workforce fit for Governance in Financial Services Sector.
 Institutionalization of financial markets digital era
 Financial dimensions and internationalization  HRD perspective for corporate governance
of financial markets and its implications
 Corporate governance and emerging financial
Theme-7: Changing Panorama of Corporate
 Relevance of corporate governance in
financial markets Structure
 Corporate governance in financial markets:  Future prospects of corporate governance
Issues and challenges and digitalization
 Corporate governance failure and learning in
the wake of financial crisis
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BEST PAPER AWARDS have renowned speakers. It is aimed at creating a
Five best Papers will be awarded in the platform for a healthy exchange, debate and
concluding ceremony of the conference. development of ideas and emerging issues in the
area of Governance. It also provides an
Dr. S O Junare
[Professor & Dean, Faculty of Management &
Prof. (Dr.) Richard Chinomona
COMMITTEE [Head of Marketing Department, University of the Director Training, Gujarat Forensic Sciences
Witwatersrand, Johannesburg] University]
Prof. (Dr.) Sardar Islam Dr. Ashvin R. Dave
PATRONS [Professor, Victoria University, Australia] [Chairman, B.O.S. Business Admin. & Commerce,
Prof. (Dr.) Navin Sheth Dr. Charles Savage Pandeet Deendayal University, Gandhinagar]
[Vice Chancellor, GTU, Ahmedabad] [President & Mentor, Knowledge Era Enterprising Prof. Ashwini Awasthi
Dr. Himanshu Pandya International, Germany] [Professor, Nirma Institute of Management,
[Vice Chancellor, GU, Ahmedabad] Dr. Samo Bobek Ahmedabad]
Mr. Bipin J. Bhatt [Professor of Business Information Systems, Prof. Rajnikant P. Patel
[Registrar, GTU, Ahmedabad] Faculty of Economics and Business, University Of [Director, G.H.Patel PG Institute of Business
Dr. P.M. Patel Maribor, Slovenia] Management, Vallabh Vidyanagar]
[Registrar (I/c), GU, Ahmedabad] Dr Rajesh S Modi Dr. K. Muralidharan
Prof. Bharat C. Dalal [Assistant Professor, Yanbu University College, [Professor of Statistics, MSU Baroda, Vadodara]
[Honorary Director, Centre for Governance Yanbu Al Sinayah, YANBU, Saudi Arabia] Dr. Rajesh Khajuria
Systems, GTU, Ahmedabad] Mr. Kaushal Mehta [Director, C. K. Shah Vijapurwala Institute of
[CEO MOTIF India, Ahmedabad] Management, Vadodara]
Mr. Sanjay B. Dalal Dr. Alok Chakrawal
[CEO - oGoing Inc., Irvine California, USA] [Professor, Dept. of Commerce & Business Adm.,
Dr. Ritesh K. Patel
Dr. Amit Saraswat Saurashtra University & Former Director of Inter
[Assistant Professor, Centre for Governance
[Vice-President, Data Sciences, Lendingkart, Connected Stock Exchange, Mumbai]
Systems, GTU, Ahmedabad]
Ahmedabad] Dr. Jayrajsinh Jadeja
Dr. Viral Bhatt
Dr. A. S. Rao [Dean, Faculty of Management, M S University,
[Principal, SAL Institute of Management,
[Professor, Department of Economics, MSU Baroda]
Baroda, Vadodara] Prof. (Dr.) AJAY SHAH
Dr. Prateek Kanchan
Dr. Ashok Mittal [Director, Shri Jaysukhlal Vadhar Institute of
[Director, B.K.School of Business Management,
[Professor, Department of Economics, Aligarh Management Studies (JVIMS)]
Gujarat University, Ahmedabad]
Muslim University, Aligarh] Dr. Prashant Joshi
Dr. Mamta Brahmbhat
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[Associate Professor, B.K. School of Business
[Associate Professor, Department of Commerce, Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli]
Management, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad]
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