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                               Last Date of Paper Submission: 30th September 2017

Dear Sir/Madam,

You will be pleased to know that we are publishing an Edited Book on Research Papers/Articles on the subject “SUSTAINABILITY: FOR A BETTER TOMORROW”. The Book will be published with ISBN Number within a short period after the last date of submission of manuscripts. You are requested to kindly send your original manuscripts (research paper / articles) related to the theme mentioned below on or before 30th September 2017.

Send us your manuscript on the following Email ID.
For any clarification, kindly contact to:
Dr. Padmalochana Bisoyi
Assistant Professor
Mob No. - 8928294775

PCET’s S. B. Patil Institute of Management
Sector No. 26, Near Akurdi Railway Station
Akurdi Railway Station Road,
Pradhikaran, Nigdi,
Pimpri Chinchwad, Maharashtra 411044
020 2763 3166


Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust was established by Late Shri. S. B. Patil in the year 1990 with a vision to provide value added educational platform to the society in multiple dimensions right from Nursery to Doctoral programs in all professional streams enabling all our students to achieve freedom through education. Situated at a very approachable location near Akurdi Railway Station, Nigdi, Pune, PCET is a well-established and time tested brand in Education since 1990. PCET has seven institutes Pimpri-Chinchwad Polytechnic (PCP), PimpriChinchwad Engineering College (PCCOE), S.B. Patil Institute of Management (SBPIM), which is known as one of the best MBA colleges in Pune, S.B. Patil Public School (SBPPS), PimpriChinchwad Engineering College (PCCOE&R), S. B. Patil College of Science and Commerce, S. B. Patil College of Architecture and Design (SBPCA&D) . PCP, PCCOE and SBPIM are operational in Pradhikaran, Nigdi, in more than 10 acres of land and having more than 4500 students on board. The complete campus is well equipped with all latest infrastructural facilities, sports facilities, spacious lawn and hostel facility for boys and girls. PCCOE&R, SBPPS, SBPCS&C operate at Ravet, Pune, from the academic year 2012-13.


S. B. Patil Institute of Management is one of the best MBA college in Pune, established in 2009, nurtured and managed by Pimpri Chinchwad Education Trust. The Trust, which has been in existence in the field of education since 1990. We strongly believe that two years of 'MBA programme from University of Pune 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" and Industry-Institute partnership in developing "Entrepreneurs" and "Ready to use Employees". 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 Extra Curricular activities, Cultural activities, various competitions etc. to create true business professionals. The output of any Institute is the Input of industry. We sincerely thank our industrial counterparts who, under our C2C (Corporate to Campus) program, help shaping the industry focused personalities of our students through their direct mentorship and continued interaction. Dr. Daniel Penkar, Director (SBPIM), is a well-known personality of Academic world of Pune and Maharashra, serving the academy for illustrious more than 29 years. Sir was previously associated with Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce for more than 22 years as Vice Principal and In-charge of Post Graduate Department and Director of Sinhgad Institute of Management, Vadgaon, Pune, for more than 3 years. He is well recognized Research Guide for Ph.D. and M. Phil in various Universities including SPPU. He has published 40 research papers at National and International level and 8 books for Graduate and Post Graduate students. He has guided more than 05 Ph.D. students.


A research center has been established at SBPIM under the guidance of Dr. Hansraj Thorat. The main objective of the centre is to ignite new thoughts and innovate the ideas amongst the research students for Ph.D. Research Programme under University of Pune. Dr. Thorat, Head Research, who has guided more than 16 Ph.D. students and more than 24 M.Phil. students and published 14 books and more than 45 Research Papers. Now he is working as a Member of Research and Recognition committee of SPPU, SIBER and Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

Research Activities:

Research center has been established at SBPIM in 2011-12. The Research Centre is conducting various research activities for students and faculty members such as

  • Ph.D. Research Program for faculty of management.
  • Publication of bi-annual research journal entitled JOMAT - Journal of Management and Administration Tomorrow, which has been included in the list of Approved Research Journals by University Grants Commissions, New Delhi.
  • Conducting International, National and State level Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Symposia every year.
  • Giving guidance to faculty members for doing Minor and Major Research Projects.
  • Giving guidance to faculty members to write Research Papers and their presentation at various seminars and for publications in refereed research journals.
  • Giving guidance to MBA students for Summer Internship Projects (SIPs) and to do Industrial Research.
  • Preparing Monographs on various subjects.


The concept of sustainable development formed in the basis of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Sustainability inhabits the prominent stage in our life in the fast changing world. Sustainability is much more than a recent buzzword- a way of life and living in harmony with nature. Sustainability envisions a just and peaceful self-sustaining society that embraces the basic principles and value system of symbiotic living. Sustainable development has been the central focus for the future development strategies. The biggest challenge to sustainability is the fact that the Earth has finite resources but an indefinitely growing population. By the year 2050, there will be over 9 billion people on Earth whose livelihood will depend on these finite resources. This presents us with a situation where we need to rethink and rework on how to turn around the rate of degradation and depletion of the ecosystem and conserve and maintain the balance between supply from the nature and consumption by mankind.
Despite of the quantum progress and achievement in industrial and economic growth, human civilization has failed to meet of its most basic prerequisites- to live in harmony with nature and with each other. Modern development has never before constrained and challenged humanity with such life threatening crisis of ecological degradation, social conflicts and political turmoil. If we do not want to understand the deep consequences of these environmental and social changes the benefits and achievements of this modern society will be mere transitory. Thus it is absolutely important to learn how to live personally and professionally in a manner that supports environmentally, socially and economically healthy environments and living communities. This will be possible only through better awareness of generation, education and understanding about sustainability and through an absolutely new approach of leadership in the development. 
Decades of reckless economic growth pursuits have left an indelible mark on our planet Earth. Not all outcomes of this economic growth paradigm have been positive. Negative impacts of our greed for profitable growth and increased materialistic lifestyle include environmental disasters, higher social and environmental activism, and increased pollution on the planet. However, with social and digital media, consumers and non-profit organizations have increasingly bringing accountability in the society due to which the firms had to alter and align their business processes and even mind-set aligned to these burning issues. From this churn the concept of sustainability was born and today it’s not just a fashionable jargon, but an integral component of corporate strategy and all business practices. But despite efforts made by firms to blend its business practices with sustainability, the society at large is concerned over the footprint it creates on the environment. At the very least, impactful and meaningful implementation of the sustainability depends to a large extent on the institutionalization of the right mind-set, attitudes as well as behavior within the organizations of its employees, customers, shareholders, and all other stakeholders as well. Prof Muhammad Yunus for example, has successfully shown how corporates can contribute towards society in more meaningful ways such as by adopting social businesses within their firms. Since the domain of sustainability is still evolving , it is an opportune time for academics and practitioners to get together to share their ideas, projects, academic articles, as well as experiences, to learn from each other while generating food for thought for researchers to take the knowledge to the next level. If the academic and business community as well as the Government, NGOs and civil society groups are really serious about the issue of sustainability then one must explore into the exploration of the very roots from where the concern for Sustainability emerges.
We invite researchers and practitioners to submit their ideas, articles and abstracts pertaining to following suggested themes.


  • Technology development and sustainability
  • Sustainable human resource practices
  • Sustainability development agenda 2025
  • Inclusive economic growth
  • Green economy and sustainable development
  • Energy for the future
  • Sustainability in water resources
  • Environment sustainability
  • Forests and natural resources
  • Climate change
  • Sustainability practices in education
  • Sustainable development and Smart City Planning
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Governance, Ethics and Sustainability
  • Sustainability and social media
  • Green Marketing
  • Micro-finance for sustainable development
  • NGOs in sustainable development
  • Green manufacturing
  • Traditional wisdom on sustainability
  • Human culture and sustainable development
  • Equitable economic growth
  • Spirituality in sustainability and responsible businesses
  • Sustainable Innovation
  • Sustainability in entrepreneurships
  • Rio+20 and the way forward
  • Sustainable society
  • Sustainable business
  • Development and survival of next generation.


1. Manuscripts should preferably not exceed 10 printed pages or between 3000 to 4000 words. They should be typed 1.5 spaced in Times New Roman with font size 10 on A-4 size page with 1.5 wide margins on left and 1 on the right. The manuscripts should be preceded by an abstract, not exceeding 150 words. Maps, tables and charts should be numbered serially and in black and white only.

2. The general format of the research paper should consist of: 
i.     Title
ii.    Name and address of the author (s) and affiliation with email ID (s)
iii.   Abstract with 4-8 keywords
iv.    Introduction
v.     Need of the study
vi.    Objectives
vii.    Hypothesis (if any)
viii.   Scope of the study
ix.     Research methodology
x.      Data collection
xi.     Verification of the hypothesis
xii.    Data analysis
xiii.   Findings, conclusions and suggestions
xiv.   References
xv.    Annexure

3. References should be in accordance with APA Style.


Dr. Hansraj Thorat
Head Research
Nigdi, Pune-411044

Dr. Daniel Penkar
Nigdi, Pune-411044