INDIA@100; BUILDING ‘ATMANIRBHAR’ BHARAT FROM FARM TO FASHION TO FUTURE
23-24 February 2023
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Dr. Sunil Shukla
Dr. Sunil Shukla is a well known figure in entrepreneurship education and research. He joined the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India(EDII) Ahmedabad in 1993 and since then Dr. Shukla has contributed relentlessly to the development of the institute in different capacities.
Several organizations, including the state-level Entrepreneurship Development Institutions, are today benefitting from Dr. Shukla’s experience and expertise by having him on their Board.
Dr. Shukla institutionalized ‘entrepreneurship education’ internationally and successfully launched an application-oriented, award-winning postgraduate, full-time education program in entrepreneurship. His pioneering programs and developmental interventions in ‘entrepreneurship’ and ‘corporate entrepreneurship’ have also ensured sustainable results for varied target groups.
Dr. Shukla plays a primary role in crafting policies and impact-making, developmental interventions in the country. He is the current Editor of ‘the Journal of Entrepreneurship’, a leading journal in the field of entrepreneurship. Dr. Shukla is the principal author of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) India National Reports (2014 onwards). He is the national team leader of the GEM India Chapter that conducts this largest annual study of entrepreneurial dynamics.
Dr. Shukla has extensively worked in the international arena as well. He has contributed to entrepreneurship education, research, and capacity-building initiatives in Cambodia, China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Bhutan, Uzbekistan, UAE, Iran, Rwanda, Zambia, Djibouti, UK, USA, Latin America, Brazil, Chile, etc. His work in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries has been highly appreciated.
Dr. Praveen Nahar
Praveen Nahar is the Director of National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad with its extension campuses in Gandhinagar and Bengaluru. Nahar studied Production Engineering at the undergraduate level; he did his master’s in Industrial Design from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, in addition to pursuing a postgraduate course in Sustainable Design from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. He has over 23 years of experience in design teaching, consultancy, and research. Prior to joining NID, he was a lecturer in Industrial Design at IIT Bombay for 4 years and also worked as a research associate in Transportation Research at IIT Delhi for 2 years.
Nahar has been on the institute’s Senate and Policy Planning Committee for several years and has served in various positions at NID as Activity Chairperson of various departments such as: International Programmes, Research & Publications, Knowledge Management Centre, and Design Consultancy Services; he was also the Vice Chairperson of Outreach Programmes and Head of the Design Vision Centre at NID. He also has been a member of various committees and advisory groups at NID.
He taught extensively in the Product Design discipline for several years and was also the Discipline Lead of the same. Nahar has also been the lead and mentor for the Transportation & Automobile Design discipline during its formative years at NID.
His range of academic and professional interests include: Systems Thinking in Design, Design Thinking, Sustainable Design/Green Design, Design in the Public Domain, Social Design, Appropriate Technology, and Strategic Design to name a few.
Nahar has been involved in various research projects and consultancy projects at both the micro and strategic levels in various domains of the industrial and social sectors. Some of the significant ones includes; Diagnostic Studies and Institutional Frameworks for Crafts in Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh. He worked on many projects with Amul Dairy Cooperative ranging from designing packaging of value added milk products & milk distribution service. He made significant contribution towards designing Mumbai Suburban Trains and Mumbai Monorails apart from working on several other important projects for the Indian Railways which led to the setting up of the Railway Design Centre (RDC) at NID.
His research project titled ‘Design thinking for Prison Industries’ with UAL, UK received many accolades including British Council-CII India-UK excellence award for Collaborations in Higher Education.
He has been actively involved with academic projects with students concerning Systems Thinking and Design which involves projects with complex issues and problems ranging from healthcare to mobility.
He has travelled widely and presented his views in various forums and conferences as the keynote/plenary speaker and conducted design workshops and seminars in the areas of Systems Oriented Design, Sustainability, and Design Thinking overseas. Nahar has been the key contributor, has served as the jury member of national/international competitions, and has also been part of scientific committees of conferences, academic, and advisory boards of institutions.
Dr. Rajendra V. Nargundkar
Currently the Vice Chancellor of Prestige University, Dr. Nargundkar has worked at top Indian Business Schools such as IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore and IIM Kozhikode. He started the PES Business Review, a scholarly journal at PES University, Bangalore, where he worked earlier. He has conducted many Executive Development Programs and Faculty Development Programs over the years. He was also Director at NMIMS Bangalore, IMT Nagpur and IFIM Business School.
He has four major books to his credit- Marketing Research, Services Marketing, International Marketing, and Brand Management (co-authored with Bhagyalakshmi Venkatesh). A recent book he has co-edited with Romy Saini is titled Digital Marketing Cases From India. His current research interests are B School Branding, Personal Branding, and Tourism.
He has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Osmania University (1982), an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (1984), and a Ph.D. from Clemson University, USA (1989).
His work has been published in journals including the Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Product and Brand Management. His autobiography titled “My Experiments with Half-truths,” is available online at major e-commerce sites. He is a keen golfer and blogger (His blog Madhosh Kiye Jaa, can be found at rnargundkar.blogpost.com).
Mr. Kulin Lalbhai
Mr. Kulin Lalbhai is the Executive Director of Arvind Limited. He is driving the consumer and digital businesses at Arvind which includes Arvind fashions, real estate and telecom.
He has been instrumental in setting up several new retail concepts for the group. He has been involved with expanding the brand portfolio at Arvind fashions and also its foray into footwear. Arvind fashions has emerged as one of India’s leading brand houses with a marquee portfolio of brands like US Polo, Arrow, Flying machine,Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. It operates more than 1200 stores, 3000 shop-in-shops and has a leadership position in the E-commerce space.
Kulin has been closely involved in the group’s foray into real estate. Arvind Smartspaces is emerging as one of India’s fastest growing companies in the residential segment with a focus on Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Pune. With over 15mn. square feet of projects under execution, Arvind Smart spaces hopes to emerge as a top developer in the country in the coming years.
Kulin has been driving the digital transformation agenda at Arvind. Under his leadership Arvind fashions has transformed from being an offline retailer to a leading omni channel brand company. Kulin has also incubated digital start ups within the group such as Omni which recently was merged with Shiprocket, a logistics focused unicorn.
Kulin drives the corporate affairs function at Arvind. He holds a leadership position in several industry bodies. He is the current chair of the textiles committee of CII and also heads the CII subcommittee on the India-EU.FTA negotiations. He is the vice chairman of RAI, the leading industry body for Indian retail. Besides sitting on the boards of group companies he is also an independent director on the board of Zydus Wellness.
Kulin holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Stanford University. Prior to his current role, he has also been a management consultant at Mckinsey and company.
Ms. Archana Shah
Archana has been working with artisans around the country for almost 40 years to create textiles for her clothing company, BANDHEJ - started in 1985 with a vision of upholding, preserving and sustaining the precious hand skills and inherent knowledge of indigenous artisans through collaborative design intervention, offering a range of sustainable fashion with an eastern sensibility.
She published her first book, Shifting Sands, Kutch – A Land in Transition in 2013 and has recently published CRAFTING A FUTURE: Stories of Indian Textiles and Sustainable Practices, on the value of handcrafted textiles in present times.
India, that is Bharat, is one of the few continuously inhabited ancient civilizations in the modern world. Being a civilized state, we have understood the transformation from Aham Brahmasmi to Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, and from Upanishads to Upgrah with perfect aplomb. As the nation celebrates its 75 years of independence “आजादी का अमृत महोत्सव”, entering the “Amrit Kaal” the 25 years long leadership of India@100 is a crucial phase which will shape the future.
For the last two years, the world is crippled by a mounting health and economic crisis due to the pandemic; India too felt its impact across all aspects of life and economic sectors. Herein the Honourable Prime Minister’s call for Atmanirbhar Bharat was geared towards making India Resilient and Self Reliant. Aligning with the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, the present National conference aims at exploring the prospects and challenges of different sectors of the Indian economy.
With 4th Industrial Revolution unfolding right in front of us, it is crucial that we engage with it to evolve and benefit as a nation. For the first and second industrial revolutions, around the world, India was under British rule. However, its contributions to the same are just being re-discovered and acknowledged. India significantly contributed to the third industrial revolution, the digital revolution, and its footprints are today seen in the IT industry worldwide. For the fourth industrial revolution, India can take up the role of leadership through its collective vision. The Fashion and Textile Industry is one of the largest industries contributing to the Indian economy and has a bigger role to play by accelerating new pathways to innovation, creativity, and growth.
- To bring together researchers, academicians, professionals, and students from the field of fashion, textiles and business studies to explore the role of Fashion and textile industry in building a self-reliant ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.
- To explore the various facets of the concept -“farm to fashion to foreign to future” and how the same can be extrapolated for achieving a self-reliant future.
CALL FOR PAPERS
NIFT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India invites original unpublished papers on the following keywords centered around, but not limited to the above conference theme:
(Confederation & Adaptation)
(Futurism & Leadership)
|Abstract Submission||14 November 2022|
|Abstract Approval||05 November 2022 / 16 November 2022|
|Paper Submission||15 December 2022|
|Paper Acceptance||05 January 2023|
|Registration Last Date||15 February 2023|
|Dates of Conference||23, 24 February 2023|
|Category||Indian Delegates (in ₹)||Foreign Delegates
(in US $)
|Academia & Industry||3,000||100|
|Research Scholars & Students||1,000||50|
Registration fee may be paid online in favour of NIFT Gandhinagar
Submit the abstract to maximum 300 words. The abstract must clearly indicate the theme and subtheme, the background of research, methodology adopted and the major findings.
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