Session 1 : National Colloquium on Rural Management 2015-16 (NCRM) : Directions in Rural Management - 27 June 2015
Theme: Directions in Rural Management
Speakers: Mr.Anirban Das Gupta, Prof. D. P. Mishra, Mr. D. Durgaprasad, Mr. G. Muralidhar and Mr. Joe Madiath, Dr.Kajri Mishra
The speakers gave an idea about how the field of Rural Management evolved over time. The highlights of the discussion were: need of professionalization, proximity to rural community and culture, need of systemic improvement, values and ethics, and future scope for rural managers.
- Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive: 12th to 14th July 2015.
- Vaktavya-The Pillars of Equity: 26th July 2015.
- Abhivyakti-The Rural Management Conclave: 15th August 2015
Session 2 : National Colloquium on Rural Management 2015-16 (NCRM) : Creating the field of Rural Management: Early Efforts - 24 August 2015
Theme: Creating the field of Rural Management: Early Efforts
Speaker: Dr.Sankar Datta, Founder of BASIX and former Dean of The Livelihood School
Dr.Datta told that during the early 1960s and 1970s managers and scholars found that the western knowledge base was not appropriate in Indian context. The field of Rural Management was one of the efforts to contextualize the knowledge base. The importance of field work, value-orientation, and a long-term view of human resources were the other points important in the field of Rural Management, he added.
Session 3 : National Colloquium on Rural Management 2015-16 (NCRM) : Field of Rural Management: New Avenues - 28 August 2015
Theme: Field of Rural Management: New Avenues
Speaker: Mr.Aditya Singh, Regional Head (Western India) of Tanisq
Sharing his decade long experience Mr. Singh told that rural managers have the added advantage of understanding the rural geography and rural customers. He highlighted that in the emerging rural markets the rural managers have a more relevance.
LeadershipTalk : Mr. Digbijoy Chakraborty, Director, Frost & Sullivan 21st September 2015
Speaker: Mr. Digbijoy Chakraborty, Director, Frost & Sullivan
Theme: Public sector consulting scope and opportunities, management practices for the socio economic development of a nation.