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Under the patronage of Rizvi Education Society, Hon. President Dr. Akhtar Hasan Rizvi and Hon. Director Adv. ( Mrs.) Rubina Akhtar Hasan Rizvi, One Day Online International Conference on ‘Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in Indian Economy: An Interdisciplinary Approach’ concluded on 18th October 2020.

The conference was organised in collaboration with Faculty of Law, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat. We had the privilege of the presence of distinguished guests and experts who consented to be a part of the conference. Rizvi College of Arts, Sceince and Commerce is obliged to all the dignitaries. The conference commenced at 9:30 a.m. with a Welcome Address by Principal In-Charge and Convener of the Conference Dr. (Mrs.) Anjum Ara Ahmed followed by an Address by the Co – Convener Prof. (Dr.) Akil A Syed, Director & Dean, Faculty of Law, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat. Chief Guest Prof. (Dr.) Sachin Vernekar, Dean Faculty of Management Studies Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Director, BVDU IMED, Incharge, Erandwane Campus, Pune, delivered an Inaugural Address on ‘Make in India’. In his address, he explained the significance of a self-reliant economy by emphasising the concept of ‘Make in India’. Keynote Address was delivered by Prof (Dr.) Kuldeep Kumar, Professor of Statistics; Bond University, Australia, on ‘Impact of Bankruptcy and Fraud on Indian Economy’. His talk gave an insight into the contemporary issue of bankruptcy and fraud in Indian Economy and how it is adversely affecting various sectors and thus is a potential threat for the growth of the economy. Prof. (Dr.) Basavaraj Benni, Director, PG Centre & Professor of Economics, Dean and Director, Social Sciences, Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Koppal, Karnataka presented an informative talk on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat and Startup: Way Forward for Empowerment’. He discussed how the demographic calculations of China and India are determining factors in the world market and how India can take advantage of this calculation through realizing its potentials and becoming self- reliant. Prof. (Dr.) Dolly Sunny, Professor of Economics, MSEPP, University of Mumbai enriched the knowledge of the participants through her address on ‘Emerging Challenges in the Indian Economy with special references to Post COVID Scenario in Education’. In her address she explained how the students and teachers are facing the challenging issues related to education emerged during COVID 19. Prof. (Dr.) Ashwini Bhalla, Professor, SCD Govt. College, Ludhiana, President PCMA presented a thoughtful research on ‘India’s Economic Slowdown - Business and Industry Perspective’. In his presentation he explained emerging issue of economic slowdown in Indian Business and Industry. He also talked about the remedial measures for the same. The Valedictory Session started at 3.30 pm with the Address by the Chief Guest of the Evening Session Prof. (Dr.) Mohd Iqbal Ali, Professor of Economics, Kakatiya University, Hyderabad and Former Vice Chancellor, Satavahana University, Andhra Pradesh, enlightening the participants through his impressive talk on ‘Indian Economic Crises during COVID 19 - Strong Structural Changes Required to Overcome’. In his talk he explained about the strong structural changes required in Indian Economy to overcome the pandemic of COVID - 19. Dr. B. T. Lawani, Research Centre (Affiliated to Pune University), Janaseva Foundation, Pune, delivered a insightful research on‘CSR: A New Avenue for generating Employment’. He gave an analytical presentation on CSR and how it could be utilised to generate employment opportunities in current scenario. Dr. Sabir Ali Siddique, Senior Faculty in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Dhofar University, Oman, delivered a talk on ‘Basics Statistics in Research. He explained the analytical and applied use of Statistics in various areas of research. Prof. (Dr.) Debabrata Mitra, Professor & Head, Department of Commerce, University of North Bengal, West Bengal expressed his thoughts on ‘COVID 19 : A Journey towards New Normal’. He enlightened the participants about the opportunities and challenges of COVID 19 A New Normal. The International Speaker, Dr. Khaleequzzaman Khan, Faculty Member, American University in Dubai, UAE enriched the participants with the understanding and knowledge about UAE’s Economy through his presentation on ‘UAE - India: Economy and Growth Post COVID 19’. The Inaugural and Valedictory Sessions were conducted on ZOOM Online Platform along with live broadcast on the College Official You Tube Channel. Paper Presentation by the Participants commenced at 12.30 p.m. Major themes of this Conference were Infrastructure and Development, Growth: Importance and Performance, Comparative Growth and Related Issues, Revitalisation of Manufacturing Sector, Financial Inclusion, Make in India Initiative, Demographic Dividend and Skilling, New Education Policy, Role of Mass Media and Politics, Intellectual Property Rights and COVID 19: A New Normal. These themes were divided into Nine Tracks for the presentation viz. Economics Main, Economics Parallel, Commerce and Finance, Management and Mass Media, Law, Education, Statistics and Demography, Science and Technology and Social Science. Track 1_ Economics Main was conducted on ZOOM Platform and it was live on You Tube. is chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Shakeel Ahmed, Director, Poona Institute of Management Sciences and Entrepreneurship, Pune. The track had 11 paper presentations. The remaining tracks’ presentations were conducted on Google Meet Platform. Track 2_ Economics Parallel was chaired by Dr. Deepak P. Sable, Associate Professor & Head of Economics, VPM’s Joshi-Bedekar College, Thane where we had 08 paper presentations. Track 3_ Commerce and Finance was chaired by Dr. Mohammad Khalil Ahmad, Principal, A. E. Kaleskar College of Commerce and Management, Nallasopara, Mumbai, where we had 11 paper presentations. Track 4_Management and Mass Media was chaired by Dr. Hanif Lakdawala, Director, Professional Courses, AP College, Mumbai where we had 13 paper presentations. Track 5_Law was chaired by Advocate .Mobin Sayed, Senior Lawyer, MV Kini Co, Mumbai where we had 10 paper presentations Track 6_Education was chaired by Dr.(Mrs.) Masarrat Saheb Ali, Vice Principal & Associate Professor, Govt. of Maharashtra’s Secondary Training College (B.Ed), Mumbai where we had 12 paper presentations. Track 7_Statistics and Demography was chaired by Dr. Asha Jindal, Associate Professor and Head of Statistics Department, K.C College, Mumbai where we had 12 paper presentations. Track 8_Science and Technology was chaired by Prof.(Dr.) Atul Gosai, Professor of Department of Computer Science, Saurashtra, University, Rajkot where we had 11 paper presentations. Track 9_Social Science was chaired by Dr. B.T Lawani, Research Centre (Affiliated to Pune University), Janaseva Foundation, Pune where we had 8 paper presentations. The participants benefitted from the interactions and knowledge of the experts. The various panel discussions added value to knowledge creation through the conference. Indian economy, agriculture, the Indian banking system, Financial Inclusion, New Education Policy and Impact of COVID 19 were thoroughly discussed in this conference. This conference served as a platform for economists, academicians, research scholars and students from across the different faculties to discuss the emerging opportunities and challenges in Indian economy and their impact on the welfare of common people. About 270 Academicians, Corporate, Research Scholars & Students participated in the Conference and more than 150 research papers were submitted for presentation by the Paper presenters from all around India and across the Globe. We had paper presentations from countries like Australia, Indonesia, UAE and Oman to name a few. Best Research Papers were selected for all tracks under two categories i.e. Academician/Professional Corporate and Research Scholar/Student. The conference concluded at 6.30 p.m. through a Vote of Thanks. The analysis of feedback received from the participants and the number of presentations depict the success of the conference.