Theme: “Gramin Samriddhi - Growth Drivers for Sustainable Rural Development”

With more than 833 million of its people living in rural areas and with its rural sector contributing about 21 percent of the gross domestic product at factor cost at the 2012-13 prices, no strategy of socio-economic development of India that neglects the rural people and the rural areas can be successful. Rural development is, therefore, a sine qua non of overall development in India.

Dates: 4th - 5th April, 2014

Tracks & Sub Themes

The original Research Papers / Cases / Doctoral Work is invited under the following sub-themes:

  • Strategic management
  • Finance and accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing and consumer behavior
  • Human resource management
  • Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship
  • Organization behavior
  • International management
  • Management in Emerging & Frontier Markets
  • Operations management
  • Technology and Innovations management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Public and not-for-profit management
  • General management

Special awards for papers in below mentioned categories is constituted:

  • Rural Economic Growth & Strategies for Sustainability
  • Land Reform and Rural Infrastructure
  • Role of Institutions and Existing Government Systems for Rural Development
  • Role of Social Entrepreneurship in Rural Development
  • Rural Financial services and non-farm Enterprises
  • Strengthening the Rural Development tools in Vidarbha Region
  • Strategies for Dynamic Agriculture Sector
  • Ideal Village Concept
  • Skill Development in Rural Areas
  • Role of IT in Rural Development


  • UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT endorsed certification
  • Outcome Document for future reference
  • Pre-conference Workshop on Skill Building
  • Networking with the who’s who of Rural Management in India
  • Opportunity to share and imbibe knowledge.