110 doctoral students participate in IIM-A research meet

Adopting hygienic ways and nutrition in the food that they make could help the roadside vendors boost its sales up to 20% more. This is what one of the research proposals of a student of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B), Swagato Chatterjee pointed out.

Chatterjee is one of the 110 doctoral students who have come to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) to participate in the '4th IIM-A Annual Doctoral Colloquium,' which began at IIM-A on Monday. The colloquium builds a platform for the researchers to meet and talk about their works to understand the latest trends and issues in the area of research.

A total of 56 research papers will be presented during the two-day event by researchers that have come from institutes like IIT, IIMs, in the country and other countries like Sri Lanka, Netherlands, UK and so on. Around 50 faculty members and eight persons from the industries are also participating in the event.

Referring to the colloquium and talking about contemporary situation and research opportunities, IIM-A director Samir Barua said: "As we begin 2011, the expected recovery growth in global economy continues to be elusive. The world is faced with insolvency of several European nations and inflation worries in China and India, the two countries that have been delivering growth. The government and the central banks the world over appear to have run out of ideas on how to return to growth with job creation and benign inflationary expectations."

He said, "The hardships being faced by millions across the world as a result of these developments have reminded everyone of the need to seriously pursue the idea of inclusive growth not just in the developing but also in the developed economies. The situation presents a great opportunity for budding researchers to engage in work that addresses issues related to these developments and search for new paradigms to find solutions to issues that are facing nation, firms and individuals." Source by The Times of India