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IIM, Kashipur to host Northern India’s biggest scholars’ conclave, over 300 scholars from country’s premier institute to participate

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IIM, Kashipur to host Northern India’s biggest scholars’ conclave, over 300 scholars from country’s premier institute to participate

Dehradun/Kashipur,  May 28

Uttarakhand’s prestigious institute, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kashipur, is hosting Norther India’s biggest scholars’ conclave, Management Education and Research (MERC).

In the three-day-long conclave that will be held between May 31 to June 2, scholars from premier institutes of the country like IITs, IIMs, NIT, JNU, Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi University will participate to fight for best research paper.

MERC is a platform for doctorate students to present their research to peers, professionals, and other interested parties. This will give doctorate students the opportunity to communicate, collaborate, and network with other scholars and experts of various backgrounds said the officials.

Apart from the paper presentation, MERC 2024 includes workshops on research methodology to assist participants in improving their methodological rigor. There will be panel discussions on interdisciplinary research and Climate Change and Sustainability. This will promote the sharing of ideas among aspiring researchers and academics.

The institute received 720 applications from across the country, of which 300 research papers were shortlisted, which will be presented in the conclave. This is a 400% jump in applications compared to last year, in which the institute received 300 applications. The surprising thing is that 50-60% of the applicants are women.

With a theme of making micro, small, and medium enterprises sustainable, research papers have been received on many subjects, like OBHR, IT, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Strategic Management, communication, and others.

MERC has thus established itself as a national-level collaborative platform for researchers and academicians. This can be gauged from the fact that this time, there has been a 400% increase in applications as compared to last time.

Apart from the chief guest of the program, Jai Advani, Managing Director of PwC Company, professors from IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, and the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, will be the keynote speaker of the event. The three best research papers will be awarded with a sum of Rs 25,000, Rs 20,000, and Rs 15,000, respectively.

Professor Somnath Chatterjee, convenor of MERC, said, “IIM Kashipur has carved a niche for itself with the huge increase in the number of research projects. We received 300 applications last year which surged to 720 this year. Since IIM Kashipur is highly research-focused, we are extremely excited to host MERC.” He further said, “This event will provide a great opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing for scholars.”



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