One day seminar On Indian Ethos and Indian Models of Economy, Business and Management - ABES ENGINEERING COLLEGE

One day seminar On Indian Ethos and Indian Models of Economy, Business and Management

  • Date & Time:
    • November 02, 2018
  • Venue:

    Auditorium, Raman Block

Organized by –

Department of Business Administration, ABES Engineering College


Kautilya International Foundation, New Delhi


Key Speakers of the Seminar

Dr. BalbirSihag

Professor Emeritus MIT, USA

Renowned Economist &Author of the Book- Kautilya: The True Founder of Economics

Shri. K. N. Govindacharya

Renowned Environmental, social, political activist and thinker.

Dr. B. B. Chakrabarti

Professor IIM – Kolkata , Former Director IIM Ranchi

Renowned Management thinker


Dr. J Shettigar

Professor BIMTECH

Economic Expert & Former member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council.

Dr. JayaseelanGanesan

Renowned thinker product of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta


About the seminar –

The pre-colonial economy of India is portrayed by Indian historians as a golden age of prosperity. According to R.C. Dutt, the doyen of nationalist historians,“India in the eighteenth century was a great manufacturing as well as a great agricultural country”1India had a ruling class whose extravagant life-style surpassed that of the European aristocracy. It had an industrial sector producing luxury goods which Europe could not match.2Angus Maddison has substantiated how India was a leading economy of the world for centuries.3 With such a glorious business and economic history Indian also had strong management and economic principles. Western management as a concept, profession and a subject of study is nearly 100 years old, whereas Indian management principles traced to ancient times. Kautilyaarthshastra is a living example of deep-rooted traditions of management. Teaching of management concepts in India were largely Western and were developed in the context of markets emerging as a dominant force. With the arrival of the information and the knowledge economy, many Indian companies have emerged as world class and have demonstrated their competitiveness at the global level. Hence, the concept of Indian Management has been gaining legitimacy, acceptance, and currency and Indian Management may edge as a distinct field of study.This seminar will focus on Indian Management models with following objectives –

  • Create a platform for understanding the new subject on Indian Ethos introduced by AICTE in its Model syllabus.
  • Presenting Relevance and applicability of Vedas and other Shastras in Indian Business Management.
  • Provide a platform to discuss and present Indian Ethosand Models of Economy, Business and Management.

1R.C. Dutt, The Economic History of India 1757-1837, Government of India reprint, Delhi, 1963, p. xxv.

2Angus Maddison,Class Structure and Economic Growth: India & Pakistan since the Moghuls (1971)

3Angus Maddison,Contours of the world Economy, 1-2030 AD; Essays in Macroeconomic History, Oxford University Press, September 2007

Areas of Focus –

Given the dynamics of Indian Ethos, Indian Culture and Indian ManagementABES-EC MBA departmentis inviting conceptual and empirical research papers, research works in progress, case studies, and proposals for panel sessions on, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Indian Ethos and Management
  • Management with Vedic texts like Vedas, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Geeta etc.
  • Kautilya Economic concepts & Models
  • Contemporary and ancient Indian economic models.
  • Indian traditional organizations.

For Whom –

This seminar is focused to develop a knowledge base of teachers teaching Management subjectsand for the students of Management to understand Indian models on management. This seminar also aims to equip practicing management professionals with traditional Indian knowledge in managing their business more efficiently.


Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the conference.

It is required that the manuscript follows:

  • Length Minimum of 4000 words; Max. of 6000 words (excluding references)
  • Margins 2.5 cm. or 1 inch throughout (left, right, top, and bottom)
  • Orientation – Portrait
  • Font – Times New Roman, 12 point (for the main text) & 14 point (Heading)
  • Line spacing – Double Spacing (for the main text) & Single (for key references)
  • Title – Title of the Paper (14 point)
  • Key words – Required (Minimum 5)
  • References – APA Format

All submitted papers will be subjected to a “similarity test” by Turnitin. Papers achieving a high similarity score will be examined and those that are deemed unacceptable will be rejected/withdrawn without a formal review.

Paper submission:

Dr.Rudresh Pandey

Organizing Secretary

  • Shri Ajit Tiwari – Kautilya International Foundation, New Delhi
  • Rudresh Pandey – ABES Engineering College