Two Day National Level Conference on “Commerce and Management Education under New Education Policy” was organized jointly by the P.G. Department of Management Studies and the Department of Commerce of the College. The main objective of the Conference was to generate a cluster of ideas through active deliberations based on scholars, academicians and researchers work and expertise from within and outside the State for providing inputs towards framing the New Education Policy, 2015.
The welcome address was presented by the Principal, Prof.(Dr) G.M. Tibet Baqal. In his welcome address Prof. Baqal emphasized the need for the re-engineering of Commerce and Management Education with special emphasis on practical orientation, skill development and entrepreneurship etc. Prof. (Dr.) Khurshid A. Mahajan, Director, Department of Management Studies presented a detailed Conference report in which he aptly highlighted the need for the conduct of such programmes.
Prof. B.P. Singh, the Chief Guest on the occasion in his inaugural address presented a comprehensive discourse of higher education and identified various grey areas in higher education especially relating to Commerce and Management Education which deserve immediate attention to be taken care of in the forthcoming education policy. Moreover, Prof. Singh unfolded some fallacies vis-a-vis students, teachers and Institutions that require swift and urgent attention. The Guest of Honour, Prof. Zahoor A. Chatt stressed that there is a huge gap between teaching and practice in Commerce education which needs to be abridged by providing Practical Training to the Graduates, Post-Graduates of Business Education.
The Key Note speaker on the occasion was Prof Musadiq Amin Sahaf, Registrar, University of Kashmir. He emphasized for making higher
education more professional and relevant to the needs of the stakeholders. During the two technical sessions, chaired by Prof. Khurshid A. Bhat,
Dean Faculty of Management and Commerce, Kashmir University and Prof. S. Mufeed Ahmad, Director, Business School, Kashmir University respectively, the paper presenter’s in their scholarly presentations sensitized the audience about the diverse challenges and the prospects of the contemporary scenario in Commerce and Management Education.
In the valedictory function Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Labour, Employment and Culture, Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu while addressing the students, scholars and academicians emphasized for linking education to culture and the immediate socio-economic reality of our State. In his lecture, he stressed for introduction of MBA in Horticulture because he informed the House that the back bone of our economy is the horticulture which unfortunately has not attracted the attention of our academic Institutions. He hoped that this is realized at the earliest and the academic Programmes added with the classical education be introduced by the Institutions.The Guest of Honour, Prof. M. Afzal Zargar, Registrar, Central University, Kashmir identified the areas that need immediate attention of the policy makers in the forthcoming education policy.
Dr. N. A. Gilkar, Controller of Examination, Central University, Kashmir presented a comprehensive report about the Conference as a Chief Rapporteur. Dr. Seema Bashir and Dr. Khurshid A. Mahajan presented vote of thanks in the inaugural and valedictory sessions in the capacity of organizing secretaries. Dr. Nasreen Qureshi of Department of Commerce conducted the proceedings of the Conference.