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6th National Conference

 ‘Economic Reforms in India -

Truths and Myths’

Held At

SBPIM, Nigdi, Pune on 19th&20th January 2018



About Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust:

Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust (PCET) was established by Late Shri. Shankarrao Bajirao Patil in the year 1990 with a vision to provide value added educational platform to society in multiple dimensions right from Nursery to Doctoral programs in all professional streams enabling all our students to achieve freedom through Education.

About S.B.Patil Institute of Management:

S. B. Patil Institute of Management (SBPIM) is one of the best MBA College in Pune, established in the year 2009, nurtured and managed by Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust, the Trust, which has been in existence in the field of education since 1990. In a very short span of time, SBPIM has been awarded as Best Management College for Teaching Excellence by CEGR and 174th "Management Institute" by Times B-School Survey 2015-16 and 7th “Emerging B-School in India by Times of India, Times B-School Survey 2015.
We strongly believe that two years of MBA programme from Savitribai Phule Pune University is an opportunity for our students to develop as true Business Professionals and we are determined to create Global Business Professionals using the best infrastructural facilities, highly experienced faculty, well established industry-focused teaching-learning process, industry-institute partnership in developing "Entrepreneurs" and “Intellectual Human Capital”.
Having the intake of 180 students, SBPIM has been functioning proactively to provide the best professional environment to MBA students in terms of Academics, Industry and Business oriented tailor-made trainings, Sports, Co-curricular and Extracurricular activities, Cultural activities, various competitions, etc. to create true business professionals.

About the 6th National Conference:

Economic reforms refers to the introduction of innovative policies such as eliminating the market barriers, encouraging economic participation from private sector, reducing the fiscal deficit, increasing exports and reducing imports, etc. for increasing the growth rate of the economy.
During 1990-91, India had to face various economic problems. To get relief from these economic problems, the Indian Government has introduced many Economic Reforms in India since 1991. The principal areas in which reforms were initiated in India were:

1. Financial Sector Reforms

  • Banking Sector Reforms
  • Capital Market Reforms
  • Insurance Sector Reforms

2. Fiscal Reforms

  • Tax Reforms
  • Government’s Expenditure Management
  • Systemic Reforms in Government's Borrowing Process
  • Fiscal Consolidation

3. Trade Reforms

The economic reform of 1991 has completed 26 years. Economic reforms bring enumerable changes in the Indian economy. The economy has seen some major ups and downs due the economic reforms. Many a times economic reforms fail to ensure human development whose key indicators are life expectancy, literacy rate, infant mortality rate, death rate and birth rate. The true challenge before us is to combine the economies of growth with the economies of equity and social justice. The age-old problem of planning has been the conflict between growth and distributive justice. It would, therefore, be both interesting and instructive to make an overall assessment of the reform process so as to ascertain whether the country is moving in the right direction, or, to terminate the reform process altogether.

Conference Objectives:

1. To identify and understand the dimension of economic reforms in India and driving forces of the Indian economy.
2. To provide a platform to discuss the impact of the economic reforms on Indian economy and to suggest some measures.

Call for Papers:

We invite Industry Experts, Management Professionals and Practitioners, Academicians, Research Scholars, Students to submit their ideas, articles and abstracts pertaining to the following suggested themes (this list is not exhaustive):

Conference Theme:
‘Economic Reforms in India- Truths and Myths’

Sub Theme:

  • Macro-Economic Performance related to Revenue and Expenditure
  • Issues related to Government Spending Priorities in India
  • Impact of Trade on Poverty Reduction
  • Aid-for-Trade initiative
  • Governance in Multiculturalism
  • Money Management
  • Return on Marketing Investments
  • Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)
  • NITI Aayog
  • NIF and Role of DIPAM
  • Government and capital expenditure
  • New policies for Airways and Railways
  • Budget merger 
  • Economic reforms and impact on labours
  • Neglect of Agriculture and Environment
  • Economic reforms and sustainable development
  • Urban vs. Rural economy
  • Digital India
  • Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA)
  • Cashless Economy
  • Privatization and FDI in Defence
  • Direct Benefit Transfer Service
  • Government Subsidy
  • Demonetization
  • Participatory notes
  • One Nation One Tax - GST
  • Swacch Bharat
  • Jan Dhan Yojana
  • Mudra Yojana/Bank
  • Social Security
  • Terrorism - A Parallel Economy
  • Recapitalization of PSU Banks
  • Banking systems
  • FDI in India and FDI by India
  • The Status of Start-ups
  • Migrant Crisis
  • Make in India
  • Future of Indian Financial System
  • Agriculture and Rural development
  • Bilateral / Multilateral Diplomacy and Economy
  • Multilateral/Bilateral International Trade
  • Any many more……..

Papers that are not directly related to the conference theme but represent cutting-edge management thinking are also welcome. Both conceptual and empirical papers are invited.

Important Timelines:

National Conference

19th & 20th January, 2018

Last Date for submission of abstracts

10th December, 2017

Communication of acceptance of abstract

15th December, 2017

Last Date for Submission of full papers

30th December, 2017

Last Date for registration

10th January, 2018

Last Date for Early Bird Registration

20th December, 2017

Important Timelines:

Authors should note the following –
Abstract: The abstract submission should be upto 200 - 300 words in length and 3-5 Keywords.
Full Papers: On acceptance of the abstract, authors must submit the final paper within the deadline. The papers should be upto 5000-6000 words in length (including references, tables, figures, and appendices)
The submission should contain an abstract, keywords, and separate sections on:
1. Introduction (including research question),
2. Literature Review,
3. Propositions or Hypothesis (if any),
4. Research Methodology,
5. Analysis, Results,
6. Implications,
7. Conclusions (including contribution of the study),
8. Limitations,
9. Future research possibilities, and
10. References.

  • At the time of submission, submitted abstract and paper must not have been previously presented or scheduled for presentation at any other conference and should be based on original work.
  • All submissions should be made ONLY as a word document, with numbered pages. An abstract upto 200-300 words should be included as a part of the paper along with 3 - 5 keywords. The first page of the submission will be the Title Page, and should contain the Title, Authors’ details (Name, Affiliation(s), and contact details). Author’s name or identification information must NOT be part of the remaining document. The second page should contain the Title and keywords, followed by the content of the submission. All submissions should be in Times New Roman, 12-point size, single-spacing, with 1 inch margin on all sides, Heading (s) must be short, with a clear indication of the distinction between the hierarchies of headings and emailed to:, with subject line for abstract: “Abstract for 6th National Conference 2018:” < article title>; Subject line for full-papers: “Full-text for 6th National Conference 2018:” < article title>.
  • All Referencing should be according to APA 6th Edition (

The Institute encourages the publication and dissemination of results of high quality research. All submission of abstract and full paper should avoid the fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or deception in proposing, carrying out or reporting results of research and deliberate, dangerous or negligent deviations from accepted practice in carrying out research. Authors should also guard against plagiarizing the work of others. The plagiarism of the submitted papers will be check through turnitin software.
All manuscripts will be subject to blind peer review. Reviewer’s comments will be shared with the authors. However, final decision of acceptance of the papers lies with the conference organizing committee.
Note: Abstract/Full Paper that does not follow the above instructions will NOT be reviewed.


All accepted and presented papers will also be published as Conference Proceedings with ISBN. In addition, authors of select full conference papers would be invited to submit their full manuscripts for publication consideration in the UGC notified research journal ‘Journal of Management and Administration Tomorrow’ with ISSN. All copyrights regarding the submitted papers will remain with the organizers of the Conference.


All the participants are requested to register. At least any one author of the accepted paper must attend and present the paper in the conference; else the research paper would not be included in the proceedings. In cases of more than one author, it is must for all the authors to get registered for inclusion of the paper. A single author presenting multiple entries should register for each paper. No TA/DA will be paid to any delegate, who presents the paper or attend the conference.


Registration Details


Corporate entries




Research Scholar and Co-authors




10% Discount on Early Bird Registration (on or before 20th December, 2017)

5% Discount on Group Member

(Note: 3 or More than three people have to register together for availing group discount)
*The Registration fee includes the Conference Kit, 2 Lunches, and Tea/Coffee during session breaks.

All the payments shall be made in DD drawn in favor of ‘Director, S. B. Patil Institute of Management, Pune’ payable at Pune, or through online transfer. Bank Detail as follows:

Bank Name:

Indian Overseas Bank


Nigdi, Pune 411044

Bank Account No:




Type of A/C:


NOTE: 1. After the Electronic transaction of the money, send an email along with the following details to both email ids given below to verify the transaction.
2. Registration fee is non-refundable

Conference Awards

Paper submissions will be evaluated for originality, research rigor, and contribution to theory and/or practice. Authors who are interested to participate have to submit the full paper up to 5000-6000 words on or before December 24th, 2017 to be nominated in Best Paper Award. Best Paper Award (one from student/Alumni Category and one from Industry, Academics and Research Scholar) would be announced on the last day of the conference.


Seminar Hall - 1
S. B. Patil Institute of Management
Sector No. 26, Near Akurdi Railway Station, Nigdi, Pradhikaran,
Pune- 411044

In case of any clarifications, please write to: or visit to

Chief Patron

Shri. Dnyaneshwar Landge


Smt. Padmatai Bhonsale

Vice Chairperson

Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust


Shri V.S. Kalbhor


Shri. Shantaram Garade



Shri. Bhaijan Kazi

Hon. Shri. Harshwardhan Patil



National Conference
Dr. Daniel Penkar
Director, SBPIM

Chief Convener

National Conference
Dr. Hansraj D. Thorat
Professor & Head Research, SBPIM


National Conference
Dr. Kirti Dharwadkar
Professor & Dean, SBPIM


National Conference
Dr. Bhushan Pardeshi (9970100874)