Tata Memorial Inter University Seminar with the theme ¨Towards Sustainable Development: Myth or Reality¨ was organized by the Department of Management Studies, Salesian College Siliguri on 28 March, 2018. The programme began with the lighting of the lamp and a hymn lead by Fr. (Dr.) George Chempakathinal, Vice Principal. Fr. (Prof.) George Thadathil, our Principal motivated the students and the faculty with his inspiring words. The keynote address was given by Prof. Hirak Ray, chief guest of the day. Prof. Ray set the tone for the day as he expounded the title of the seminar.
The Technical Session I titled "Trending Issues in Marketing" was chaired by Dr. Dipak Saha, Assistant Professor, Siliguri Institute of Technology. During the session students of Salesian college and University of North Bengal presented papers.
Technical Session II was on “Industrial Opportunities in North Bengal & Sikkim” chaired by Mr. Amit Dutta, Assistant Professor, SRM University, Sikkim. Paper presenters were students of Inspiria Knowledge Campus, Siliguri, and SRM University, Sikkim.
Technical Session III with the theme “Challenges of Human Resources Management” was chaired by Mr. Abhijit Roy, Associate Professor, Coochbehar College. The final technical Session (IV) on “Banking and Finance” was chaired by Dr. Deepak Subba, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, North Bengal University. Students of Siliguri Institute of Technology, Salesian College Siliguri and Salesain College Sonada presented the different papers during the session.
The best paper award was given jointly to Miss Parnasree Kundu, Department of Management, North Bengal University, for her presentation on the topic ¨ Social Media Marketing-An Effective Marketing Tool¨, and Miss Alina Rehan Qureshi and Group for presenting on the topic ¨ Rag Pickers-Sustainability of their Profession, Challenges and the Way Ahead¨, Salesian College, Siliguri Campus. The certificates and the best paper award was handed over by Fr. Dr. George Chempakathinal, Vice Principal, Salesian College, Siliguri Campus.
Organizing and participating in the seminar was a learning experience for the students. The feedback given to the students by the session chairpersons opened their horizons to the formulation of minor research papers. This was another opportunity for them to improve in their skills of public speaking and group work.
A total of 17 papers were presented during the seminar. Fr. (Prof.) Thadathil, gave a fitting conclusion to the seminar with his kind words after being present for every session of the day. The Vote of Thanks was proposed by the Mr. Shoumik Saha, HoD of the Department.