The Eleventh International Conference on “Developing Competencies and Skills For Global Competitiveness” invites empirical, conceptual research papers and case studies from academicians, professionals, consultants, practitioners, scholars and students related to the theme and sub themes of the conference. The selected papers of the registered delegates out of those accepted for presentation in the conference will be published in the form of a book, which will be released during the inaugural session of the conference.
India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. It is home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires. The Indian economy is the world's ninth-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies; it is considered a newly industrialized country. A multi lingual, multi ethnic society of India is home to a diversity of wild life and variety of protected habitats.
Indore is the largest city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division. A central power city, Indore exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment and has been described as the commercial capital of the state. It boasts of well developed industrial areas like Dewas and Pithampur where major industrial houses have production facilities. Indore is home to the Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange, India's third oldest stock exchange. Indore's real estate market is among the most expensive in the state. Numerous Schools, Colleges, and universities including Engineering and Management Institutions are located in Indore, including IIM Indore and IIT Indore. Soon Indore will be the IT hub of central India. Companies like TCS and Infosys will setup their new ventures at Super Corridor. Super Corridor is new industrial area of Indore which is developed by M.P. Government for IT and Medical Hub. Indore was ruled by the Holkars from 1728, when the region was granted to them by Bajirao Peshwa. In the beginning of the Holkar reign Maheshwar town close to Indore, famous for its sarees, was the capital. In 1818, the capital was shifted to Indore by Rani Ahilyabai, daughter-in-law of Malhar Rao Holkar. The Holkars contributed significantly to the development of Indore. The soil of Malwa has nurtured many illustrious sons and daughters, prominent among whom are Dagar Brothers, M. F. Hussain, Lata Mangeshkar, Guru Deolalikar, Vishnu Chinchalkar, Baba Dike, Col. C. K. Naidu, Capt. Mushtaq Ali, Chandu Sarvate and many others.
Connectivity to Indore : Indore is well-connected by road, rail and air routes. There are direct train connections linking the city with Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Nagpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chennai and several other cities. The Agra-Mumbai Road (National Highway 3) passes through Indore. Indore is served by the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, about 8 km from the city. This airport has also new state-of-art terminal for national and international flights. It is the busiest airport in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and also serves as a hub for international cargo. The airport has been operating services by Air India, Jet Airways Konnect, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, IndiGo, SpiceJet connecting Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Srinagar and Visakhapatnam. Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is located about 180 kms. to the east of Indore, and is a junction for trains bound for North, East and West. Indore is well connected to Bhopal with buses leaving for Indore every 30 minutes.
Climate: Indore has a borderline humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate classification Cwa) and tropical savanna climate (Aw). Three distinct seasons are observed: summer, monsoon and winter. The nights of Malwa are termed as 'Shab-E-Malwa'. Indore enjoys a moderate rainfall. Rains strike Indore around the third week of June and continue well into September. In the month of January, Average high temperature is 25.5o C, Average low temperature is 4.2° C.
Places of Interest in and around Indore: Interesting examples of Holkar architecture, such as Rajwada and Lalbagh Palace are found in Indore. There are places of religious significance like Sheesh Mahal, a Jain temple, Bijasan Mandir, Harsiddhi and others. Ujjain and Omkareshwar are important religious centers located within a radius of 100 kms of Indore, two of the twelve Jyotirlingas are located in these centers. The reigning deities are Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar respectively. Maheshwar, the original capital of Holkars and Mandu, the once thriving socio cultural centre, which was founded by the Nawab of Malwa are located nearby. Mandu is known for the romantic legend of Baz Bahadur and Rani Rupmati. The ruins are a mute testimony to these two great lovers and patrons of music and art.
Prestige Institute of Management and Research is conceived as a unique growth oriented institution of professional education and training. The Institute had in its genesis the solemn objective of catering to the educational and training needs of the students, non-resident Indians, foreigners residing in India, defense personnel and executive from industry and government. The uniqueness of the Institute lies in its provision for elaborate spectrum of professional programs under one roof, on-the-job training, semester university examination, emphasis on qualitative education/training and building of cultural values and development of dynamic personality. The Institute had made a beginning in 1994 by introducing MBA (Core) and MBA (Part Time) programs, an undergraduate program in management discipline (Bachelor of Business Administration). The Institute, also started, Masters Program in MBA (Marketing Management), MBA (International Business), MBA (Financial Administration), MBA (Personnel Management), MBA ( Advertising and Public Relations), Bachelor of Computer Applications, B. Com. (Hons.), Masters and Bachelor in Mass Communication, BBA (Foreign Trade), BA (MC), BA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB( Hons), BBA & LLB (Hons). The Institute is also a recognized research centre for Ph.D. program in Management. It aims at becoming one of the best self-financed education and training centers in the country. The Institute is an Autonomous Institution since 2006. It has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Centre (NAAC) and has received NAAC 'A' Grade Accreditation by UGC twice consecutively in 2009 and 2014. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Institute. It is recognized by University Grants Commission under 2(f) and 12 (b). Its MBA program has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation under AICTE since 2000 and has been re-accredited in 2003 and further re-reaccredited in 2012. It has been ranked consistently in the upper edge of top ranking business schools in the nation-wide surveys carried out by the agencies like Business Today, Cosmode, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Business India and Outlook which has enabled the Institute to achieve significant position amongst B-schools in the country. The achievement of the Institute in a short span of Twenty one years of its existence has been widely appreciated.