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                               Last Date of Paper Submission: 15TH JULY 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,

You will be pleased to know that we are editing a book on Research Papers/Articles on the subject “Rural Development: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in 21st Century�?. 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 APRIL 2016.

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, Symbiosis 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 & International level and 8 books for Graduate and Post Graduate students. He has been guide to more than 05 Ph.D. students.


A research center has been established at SBPIM under the guidance of Dr. Hansraj D. 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 been a guide to more than 15 Ph.D. students and more than 24 M.Phil.students and published 12 books and more than 45 Research Papers. Now he is working as a Member of Research and Recognition committee of SPPU, SIBER, Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

Research Activities:

Research center has been established at SBPIM in 2011-12. It is decided to conduct various research activities of students and faculty members at this centre such as

  • Ph.D. Research Program for faculty of management.
  • Publication of bi-annual research journal entitled JOMAT - Journal of Management and Administration Tomorrow.
  • Conducting International, National and State level Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Symposia.
  • Guidance to faculty members for doing Minor and Major Research Projects.
  • Guidance to faculty members to write Research Papers and their presentation at various seminars and publications in refereed research journals.
  • Guidance to MBA students for Summer Internship Projects (SIPs) and to do Industrial Research.
  • Preparing Monographs on various subjects.

Rural Development: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in 21st Century:

The concept of rural development on the global level had its origin in the mid-17thcentury in England and then this philosophy was propagated throughout the world. The term rural development refers to a wide array of developmental programs aimed at developing the rural areas. Development may be defined as an activity or process of both qualitative and quantitative change in the existing systems, aiming at immediate improvement of the living conditions of the people or increase the potential for the betterment of the living conditions. It has many dimensions and includes qualitative changes in social, economic, political, cultural, environmental aspects, continuous and unending process attempting to improve all the aspects of the society.
The importance of rural development in a country like India, which is predominantly rural need not to be over looked. As per 2011 census, 68.84 percent of people of India live in the rural areas. The book will bring together leading researchers, entrepreneurs and academicians in the domain of interest from around the world. It provides an opportunity for exchange of ideas and dissemination of knowledge among scholars. All contributions should be of original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication. All selected papers will be published as chapters with ISBN No. in the edited book.

Topics to be covered:

1. Agriculture and rural development
2. Cooperation and rural development
3. Entrepreneurship and rural development
4. MSME and rural development
5. Banking and rural development
6. Education and rural development
7. Gandhian Thoughts about rural development
8. SHG and rural development
9. Concept of smart villages
10. Resource management and rural development
11. Government schemes for rural development
12. Challenges of rural development
13. Population and rural development
14. Infrastructure development and rural development
15. Service sector and rural development
16. Recent trends in rural development
17. Socio economic problems and rural development
18. Health issues in rural development
19. Skill development and rural development
20. Problem of suicide of farmers
21. Organic farming
22. Innovation in agriculture sector
23. Marketing of agriculture produce
24. Agri and allied business
25. Agricultural accounting/ farm accounting
26. Food processing industry
27. Issues related with irrigation
28. Rain water harvesting
29. Disguised employment
30. Corporate’ farm to fork strategy

Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts:

1. Manuscripts should preferably not exceed 10 printed pages or between 3000 to 4000 words. They should be typed double spaced in Times New Roman with font size 10 on A-4 size page with 1.5�? wide margin 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.

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