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One-Day National Level Conference on “Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Social Sciences & Accountancy”

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Vanita Vishram Women’s College of Commerce is ardent to host One-Day National Conference on “Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Social Sciences & Accountancy” to provide a platform to research scholars, academicians and professionals to come together and have a brainstorming session on the recent changes in the said field.

Sub-Themes of the subject of the Conference:

(Major topics of research include but are not limited to)

Accountancy & Finance:

Accounting & International Capital Market

Financial Analysis & Reporting

Social Responsibility Accounting

Environmental Accounting

Forensic Accounting

Throughput Accounting

Management Accounting & Control

Taxation & FDI


GST and its Social Impact

Commerce & Management:

Entrepreneurship Training & Development

E-Commerce & M-Commerce

Customer Relationship Management

Green Marketing & E-Governance

Marketing Practice, Issues & Strategies

Human Recourse Management

Impact of ICT

Banking, Insurance & Risk Management

Financial Inclusion & Digital Payment System

Managerial Communication

Library Science:

Information Literacy & Competency

Issues of Big Data Analysis

Information-Products in Library Services

Technologies and Innovation for Libraries

Information and Knowledge Services Management

Web 2.0 & Library Services

Digital preservation of Print and Digital Resources

Open Sources, Open Access and Quality Management

Work-Life Balance of Library Professionals


Indian Economic Problems

Niti Ayog & Future Planning

Economic Development & Social System

Structural Changes in Indian Economy

Skill-Gaps in Indian Industries



Submission Guidelines for Research Paper:

  1. Electronic copy of the full manuscript must be sent in MS Word format.
  2. Paper should be original and should not have been published or submitted anywhere else for publication.
  3. Manuscript should not be of more than 2500 words. Abstract should be of 300 words with maximum 5 key words.
  4. Authors must use Times New Roman with font size 12, 1 line-spacing and with 1 inch margin on all sides of A4 paper.
  5. References must follow APA style.
  6. The paper should have a cover page with the Title of the Paper, Name of the Main Author, Co- Authors (if any), Designation, and Contact Details like E-mail Id & Mobile Number of the contributor.
  7. In the case of joint authors, all co-authors will have to register separately.
  8. The official Language of the conference is English.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Avdhesh Kumar Singh

Former Vice Chancellor, Auro University, Surat

Resource Persons

Technical Session-I

Dr. K. Narayan

Professor at Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Bombay

Technical Session-II

Dr. Pragnesh Shah

HOD of Accounting and Financial Management, M. S. University, Baroda

Important Dates:

Conference Scheduled on 29th December 2018
Last Date of Paper Submission 1st December 2018


Vanita Vishram Women’s College of Commerce

Vanita Vishram Campus, Athwagate, Surat – 395001 Gujarat

Conference Schedule:

Sr. No. Program Schedule for Inaugural Session   Time
1. Lamp-Lighting Ceremony & Prayer 10.00am to 10.05am
2. Welcome Address


Dr. Abhilasha Agarwal

– Principal VVWCC

10.05am to 10.10am
3. Introduction & Felicitation of Chief Guest


Dr. Shivendra Gupta

Vice Chancellor, VNSGU, Surat

10.10am to 10.13am
4. Introduction & Felicitation of Guest of Honor & Keynote Speaker Dr. A. K. Singh

Vice Chancellor, Auro University, Surat

10.13am to 10.16am
5. Introduction & Felicitation of Resource Person 10.16am to 10.18am
6. Introduction & Felicitation Dr. P. K. Desai

– Chairman, Vanita Vishram, Surat

10.18am to 10.20am
7. Presidential Address Dr. P.K. Desai 10.20am to 10.25am
8. Address by Chief Guest Dr. Shivendra Gupta 10.25am to 10.40am
9. Vote of Thanks Mr. Shivang Maheta 10.40am to 10.45am
10. Keynote Address Dr. A. K. Singh 10.45 am to 11.15am

Payment Details:



With Late fee after


Research Scholars, Academicians and Professionals

(With Publication)

Rs. 1300/- Rs.1500/-
Research Scholars, Academicians and Professionals

(Without Publication)

Rs. 700/- Rs. 900/-

(Without Publication)

Rs. 300/- 500/-
  • Early Registrations will be considered as seats are limited.
  • Registration fees include conference kit, certificate, published UGC-Approved journal with ISSN, lunch and refreshments.

Mode of Payment:

The registration fees should be in the form of D.D./Cheque/E-payment in favour of “Vanita Vishram Women’s College of Commerce” payable at Surat.

Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Account Number: 50100238062677
IFSC: HDFC0001707
Branch: Athwagate, Surat

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To register, Click here to download the Registration Form and send duly filled form to college.

Important Notes:

  • The workshop is limited, participants only and registration is on first come first serve basis only.
  • Once the seats are full, the registration link will no longer be available.

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Chief Patrons:

Mr. Deepak Khambhati – President, Vanita Vishram, Mumbai

Dr. Pradip K. Desai – Chairman, Vanita Vishram, Surat


Mr. Ashvin Mehta – Vice Chairman

Mr. Haresh Mehta – Hon. Secretary

Dr. S. K. Mohanty – Hon. Secretary (D & P)


Dr. Kiran Pandya – HOD, DHRD, VNSGU

Dr. Imran Surti – Academic Co-ordinator, Vanita Vishram

Conference Team:


Prin. Dr. Abhilasha Agarwal


Mr. Shivang Maheta

Conference Secretary:

Mr. Himanshu Thakkar

Mrs. Krishna Desai

Core Committee Members:

Mrs. Nanda Bothra

Mrs. Heena Dalal

Mr.  Ghanshyam Bhomachiya

Mrs. Sapna Desai

Dr. Bosky Suratwala

Dr. Sangeeta Shivastava

Dr. Arnaz Bhatporia

Ms. Divya Patel

Mr. Tejal Parekh

The purpose of Educational Research is to develop new-fangled acquaintance about the teaching-learning status quo to progress scholastic training. It is consequently essential for the educationalists to involve and magnify their research base for creation of a progressive society for tomorrow. It not only widens their knowledge base but also improves their proficiencies in teaching. To give a stimulus to such a commotion, we decided to bring under one roof academicians, research scholars and professionals to share their awareness on the most recent developments in the fields of Social Sciences and Accountancy. This is how we conceptualized One Day National Conference on “Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Social Sciences and Accountancy”.

Our technical program was rich and varied with three keynote speeches and four parallel sessions based on the sub themes of Accountancy & Finance, Commerce & Management, Economics and Library & Information Science.

Inaugural Speech was delivered by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Auro University Dr. A. K. Singh Sir on the topic “Beyond the Methodology of Social Sciences: Critique with Reference to Evolution of Knowledge Framework.” He is orator par excellence and his session was mesmerizing forcing our minds to think beyond the traditional teaching pedagogy. His deliberation comprised of Evolution of Knowledge overtime right from ancient Vedas and Upanishads to modern day quantitative & qualitative theories. Guest of Honor Dr. Renuka Garg, Prof. & Head DBIM, VNSGU in her speech, emphasised on the importance and requirements of organising such events.

Technical Session I was conducted jointly by Dr. K. Narayanan Sir and Prof. Pragnesh Shah under the theme of Economics and Accountancy & Finance respectively. Dr. K. Narayanan – Prof. Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, Mumbai expressed his views on Anti-Dumping in International Trade and enlightened us on the issues faced by developing nations in this regard. He explained in detail about Dumping and its effect on production and foreign exchange of other countries. He also suggested few of the measures for anti-dumping.  Topic of deliberation of Prof. Pragnesh Shah, Prof. & Head, Dept. of Accounting and Financial Management, MSU, Vadodara. Was Recent Developments in Accountancy He gave an extensive coverage on the recent trends in the said subject. Particularly recent changes in legal framework relating to IFRS, CSR, and Component Accounting were discussed at length.

Technical Session – II comprised of the paper presentation sessions for each of the sub theme of the conference. Distinguished guests from different departments of VNSGU and Institution’s head were called upon to Chair & Co-Chair these sessions. Registrations from around 60 different colleges from across the nation were received. Around 140 research papers were received for publication and participation of around 200 delegates is recorded making this conference a truly national one. The papers are published in the UGC recognized, peer reviewed Journal – Ajanta of Ajanta Publication in 7 parts.

Valedictory Function was conducted on completion of the parallel paper presentation session and Journal as well as Certificate of Participation & Presentation along with Certificate of Publishing were distributed to the participants. Dr. Vinod Patel; Dr. Jaydip Chawdhry; Dr. Hemali Desai; Dr. K. N. Chavda and Dr. Heena Oza remained present for the Valedictory Session. Feedback from the delegated were taken.

The conference was planned to deliver the most recent advancements in the fields of Social Sciences and Accountancy and the Knowledge sharing by the experts definitely benefitted to everyone present. Overall the Conference satisfied all the stakeholders.


One-Day National Level Seminar on “Performance Based Appraisal System Through API”

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The much debated CAS-API (Academic Performance Indicator) system, links promotions of faculty members in Indian universities/colleges to a quantifiable assessment of their performance. It was introduced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in its 2010 Regulations.

The vision behind introducing API was not only to save the universities from wasteful expenditure and resources, but also to provide quality education to masses and promote the standards of higher education.

Since then, there has been mounting doubts and confusions regarding API among the massive sections of the teaching community. The contentious Academic Performance Indicators (API) that had the university teaching community up in arms across the country since 2010 has been modified and made flexible. Thus, reintroducing it across institutions of higher education the University Grants Commission (UGC) decided to retain the Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS) with Academic Performance Index (API), as a mandatory requirement for universities to select and promote faculty members.

Therefore it has become the need of the hour for the teaching community to understand and absorb the regulations related to the various categories of the Academic Performance Indicators (API). The seminar proposes to provide a platform to all the academicians to gain a detailed insight and retrospect themselves for achieving a higher API.

The major focus of the seminar will be

  • Importance of Research in Higher Education
  • Major Concerns, Issues, Perspectives & Challenges related to API
  • Based on the teacher’s self-assessment, API scores will be discussed for

Category I: Teaching, Learning And Evaluation Related Activities

Category II: Co-curricular, Extension And Professional Development

Category-III: Research And Academic Contributions.

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Chief Guest & Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bhaskar Raval

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat

Resource Person

Dr. Shaileshkumar J. Parmar

Professor, Department of Commerce & Business Administration, Saurashtra University, Rajkot

Important Dates:

Seminar Scheduled on 17th September 2016
Last Date of Paper Submission 1st September 2016


Central Hall, S. P. T. Mahila Arts & Home Science College Building, Vanita Vishram Campus, Surat-395001

Seminar Schedule:

Registration & Breakfast


8.30 am to 9.30 am
Inaugural Function


10.00am to 10.30am
Keynote Address 10.30 am to 11.30 am


Technical Session 11.30 am to 2.00 pm


Lunch Break 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm


Valedictory Function


3.00 pm onwards

To register, Click here to download the Registration Form and send duly filled form to college along with demand draft as per your category.

Registration Fees:

Academicians Rs. 350/-
Students Rs. 250/-
On-the-Spot Registrations Rs.400/-

Payment Details:

  • D.D. and Registration Form should be sent to the following address:Vanita Vishram Women’s College of Commerce, Vanita Vishram Campus, Athwagate, Surat-395001
  • Please note that outstation participants should make their own arrangement for travel & accommodation.

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Dr. Pradip K. Desai – Chairman, Vanita Vishram, Surat


Prin. Dr. Abhilasha Agarwal


Prof. Himanshu Thakkar

Core Committee Members:

Prof. Heena Dalal

Prof. Nanda Bothra

Prof. Sapna Desai

Prof. Ghanshyam Bhomachiya

Prof. Abhishek Gandhi

Prof. Payal Jivani

Prof. Nipa Mehta

A One-Day National Seminar on “Performance Based Appraisal System Through API” was organized by Vanita Vishram Women’s College of Commerce on 17th September 2016. The aim of the seminar was to focus on theoretical and practical ways to reflect on the crucial issues concerning API and Research. About 218 delegates from 60 different colleges of the nation participated in the seminar to make it a huge success. The seminar proved to be the meeting ground for all the stake holders from education be it academicians, regulators, students, research scholars and others to exchange experiences, knowledge, queries and insights.

1.Inaugural Session:

The inaugural session of the seminar initiated with the VNSGU University song and the Lamp Lighting Ceremony performed by the dignitaries. Thereafter, Principal Dr. Abhilasha Agarwal welcomed the distinguished guests and delegates for the seminar and shared her views concerning API being the need of the hour. The inaugural session was presided by the Patron, Dr. P. K. Desai, Chairman, SAC, Vanita Vishram, Dr. Bhaskar Rawal, the Pro- Vice- Chancellor, of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University as the Chief Guest as well as Keynote Speaker and Dr. Shaileshkumar Parmar Professor, Department of Commerce & Business Administration, Saurashtra University, Rajkot as Guest of Honour and Resource Person. After the welcome address the felicitation ceremony was carried out and the Chief Guest, Guest of honour and Chairman Sir were felicitated with mementos.

The presidential address was then delivered by Dr. P.K.Desai who emphasized on the dire need to enhance the skills of educators to prepare them to move according to the pace of societal needs and employability. Thereafter Dr. Shaileshkumar Parmar, the Guest of honour for the Inaugural function also addressed the gathering introducing the theme of API.

The Keynote Address on the “Importance of Research in Higher Education” was lastly delivered by Dr. Bhaskar Rawal the Chief Guest of the function. He emphasized the need of Research and consultancy in various fields by citing examples of contribution and progress attained through the medium of research. He also stressed on the need of publishing Research Papers in high impact factor journals and the use of Library Books instead of merely relying on Internet sources for Research. Thus giving significance to qualitative Research, he motivated the delegates to advance and explore their fields through Research. The inaugural function ended with the vote of thanks proposed by Prof. Sapna Desai.

2.Technical session:

After the Inaugural, we proceeded with the Technical Session on the “Performance Based Appraisal System Through API” delivered by the erudite Resource person Dr. Shailesh Kumar Parmar. He not only guided on the various amendments and guidelines concerning API but also showed the pathways to attain a higher API. Based on the teacher’s self-assessment, he discussed API scores relating to Category I: Teaching, Learning and Evaluation Related Activities. Category II: Co-curricular, Extension and Professional Development and Category-III: Research and Academic Contributions.The technical session truly enlightened the delegates and made them attain a deeper insight into the workings of API in PBAS. After the lunch break of an hour, a stimulating question answer session was organized where the delegates got an opportunity to elucidate their doubts, which were satisfactorily clarified and explained.

3. Valedictory Session:

The National seminar concluded with the valedictory session presided by Shri. Haresh Mehta, Honarary Secretary, General Administration, of SAC Vanita Vishram, Dr. Shaileshkumar Parmar and our Principal Madam Dr. A.V.Agarwal on the dais. The delegates voluntarily provided feedback for the seminar and showered words of praises for sound and efficient management of the seminar. The feedback session was followed by the certificate distribution to the delegates conducted by co-convener of the seminar Prof. Himanshu Thakkar. The vote of thanks for the seminar was then proposed by Prof. Sapna Desai and the seminar ended with the singing of the National Anthem.