IIM Kozhikode to host the 6th All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS)

Kozhikode, December 9, 2013: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) will be hosting the 6th All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS) in collaboration with the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi from December 12-14, 2013.

The annual All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS) is a flagship event of the Institute of China Studies (ICS), New Delhi. This year's conference in Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is been partially funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). The principal objective of AICCS is to spread interest and strengthen research in China and East Asian Studies in India.

It is an initiative to provide a knowledge sharing platform to the students and bring together the finest minds in India to discuss about the role of economic reforms in bringing economic well being in China and important lessons it holds for the developing world.

Speaking on the importance of the event, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIMK, says, "In today's globalized and liberalized economy, India's development agenda is linked to China's growth. This conference will create intellectual ferment and an ambience to understand the future of growth of the two nations". He further adds, "China is today committed to innovation and experimentation. In this they will find an ally in India. The theme of this can aptly be framed as reforms in social transformation in China. We do hope that many ideas will bloom, many schools of thought contend and find a place in this conference."

The key note speaker and the Chief Guest for the conference is Ashok Kantha, Ambassador Designate to the Peoples' Republic of China.

Eminent people participating in the conference include diplomats like Saurabh Kumar, Former Indian Ambassador to the UN and Ambassador Kishan Rana.

This conference has participants from Srinagar, Imphal, Gangtok, Indore, Mumbai, including eminent China scholars like Prof. Manoranjan Mohanty, Prof. Alka Acharya, Director, ICS and Professor, JNU and convener of the conference, Prof. Madhavi Thampi to name a few. There is also a delegate participating from China, Dr. Zeng XiangYu, Visiting Fellow in ICS from Sichuan University, China.

The conference seeks to cover the economic reforms called "Socialism with Chinese characteristics" introduced by China in 1978 and its significant impact on contemporary China. The emergence of a socialist market economy with Chinese characteristics has led to constant innovations in the management of state-society relations in the party state leading to a major social transformation of the Chinese society in last three decades. China has made rapid economic progress at a speed unprecedented in world history since 1978 and is projected to become the world's largest economy by 2029. In this regard the theme of the conference is, 'Reforms, Management and Social Transformation'.

The conference has attracted unprecedented interest this time with more than 120 abstracts being submitted for consideration out of which 50 papers were selected.

This conference is also unique in the sense that for the first time academics and young researchers working on various aspects of China from politics, foreign policy, society, culture and management are coming together to discuss and share their research on China.

The AICCS is held once every year, in an Indian academic institution where research and teaching on China Studies are conducted. The conference has three principal parts: an examination of the state of the field of China Studies in the country, a special theme for the conference and, a focus on the latest work of MPhil/PhD scholars.

For further details please refer to the conference webpage:

About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. PGP student's intake for 2009 was 309 students i.e. 5 times in 7 years thus making it the fastest growing management school in the country to reach that landmark. This was done keeping the quality of the programme high, as the Institute continued to maintain its sound placement record, ranking among the top 5 institutes in the country.

IIMK pioneered Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) for working executives in India. The Institute is today a leader in Faculty Development Programmes (FDP) and is the major QIP (Quality Improvement Programme) Centre of the All Indian Council of Technical Education, in the field of management education. A significant step was taken for incubation of a Centre of Excellence jointly with Government of Kerala, which is one of its kinds in India, to help the Scheduled Castes/tribes students overcome their deficiencies in communication, personality, etc. Spread over about 100 acres of land, the Institute is situated on two hillocks in Kunnamangalam area of ancient city of Calicut in Kerala, is one of the most picturesque oxy-rich campuses in the country. A strong fleet of highly experienced and dedicated faculty coupled with the state-of-art knowledge resources and cutting edge computing & communication infrastructure enables IIMK offer a life time experience to the student as well as the research community. The Institute has recently opened the Indian Business Museum, the first of its kind in the country, which aims at promoting entrepreneurship among the youngsters as well as acknowledging the profound contributions of the business houses and other visionaries. IIMK, today, is synonymous with a thought leader globalizing Indian thought systems and driving its application to the current corporate scenario.

IIMK has now set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, dedicated to Executive Education.

For further information, please contact:
Dr. M.G. Sreekumar            |    Ms. Meghana Bangalore
Head, Media Relations, IIMK |    Adfactors PR, Kochi
+91- 9447654066               |    +91-9742660399
mgsree@iimk.ac.in              |    meghana.bangalore@adfactorspr.com

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
IIM K Campus P.O., CALICUT 673 570, Kerala

Source: By E-mail (December 09, 2013)

Published on IndianMBA.com on December 09, 2013


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