Annual Conference of IASSI and Knowledge Forum Hosted by IIT Bombay  |  Venue: Institute Auditorium, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Novermber 11-12,2010
November 11, 2010
9:00 – 9:30 - Registration
9:30 – 10:30 - Opening Session Chair:
      S R Hashim, Chairman IASSI and President Knowledge Forum Introduction
9:30 – 9:50 - Welcome by:
      Introduction to the conference by N S Siddharthan, Hon. Professor MSE and Hon. Director
      Knowledge Forum
      Remarks by S R Hashim
9:50 – 10:30 - Tarlok Singh Memorial Lecture by Yogesh Atal
10:30 – 11:00 - Coffee/Tea
11:00 – 13:00 - Session I: Labour, Skill and Development
      Chair/Discussant: K L Krishna (Former Director, Delhi School of Economics)
      Savita Bhat and N S Siddharthan (MSE Chennai): “Human Capital, Labour Productivity and Employment
      Dibyendu Maiti and Arup Mitra (IEG Delhi): “Skills, Informality, and Development
Bishwanath Goldar and Suresh Chand Aggarwal(IEG Delhi and Satyawati College Delhi University): “Informalization of Industrial Labour in India: Are labour market rigidities and growing import competition to blame?
      Vinish Kathuria (IIT B), Rajesh Raj S N (CMDR Dharwad), and Kunal Sen (University of Manchester), ”Human Capital and Manufacturing Productivity Growth in India”.
13:00 – 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 - Session II: Education and Skill Formation
      Chair/Discussant: Y S Rajan (ISRO Bangalore)
      Jancy Ayyaswamy, Neeraj Saxena & Antaryami Parida (TIFAC): “Government mediated program on intensifying industry- academia linkages for human resource development; Experiences of an innovative model from TIFAC
      S V Satyanarayana, T Krishna Kumar and S Shankar (Osmania University, Hyderabad) “Incarnating into Cross-Cultural Values: An Effective way of Delivering Experiences
15:00 – 16:00 - Session III: Notes and Commentaries
      Dirk Holtbrügge, Katrin Schillo, Helen Rogers, Carina Friedmann, (Erlangen-Nuremberg University, Germany) “Managing and Training for Virtual Teams in India”
      Kalpana Kannan, and K. Narayanan (IIT B): “ICT enabled teacher training for Human Capital Formation: A Study of IIT Bombay Initiative”
      Ram Manohar Singh and Meenakshi Gupta (IIT B), "Research Questions and Methodological Issues in Knowledge Management".
16:00 – 16:30 - Tea/Coffee
16:30 – 17:30 - Panel Discussion on Education Technologies
      Chair: P V Indiresan (Former Director IIT Madras)
      D. B. Phatak, Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay
      Kannan Moudgalya, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
      Sahana Murty, CDEEP, IIT Bombay.
17:30 - General Body Meeting of the Knowledge Forum
November 12, 2010
9:30 – 11:00 - Panel Discussion
      Chair: Ashok Jain (Former Director NISTAD)
      Françoise Pardos:The changing world population, human development, labour force, a long term view, to 2040
      S P Ahuja: Technology, Management and Future of Society
      Stanley Nollen: Innovation among Indian and Chinese information technology firms
11:00 – 11:30 - Tea/Coffee
11:30-13:00 - Session IV: Socio-Economic Studies
      Chair/Discussant: B N Goldar (IEG)
      V N Balasubramanyam and A Balasubramanyam (University of Lancaster, UK): “Human Capial and Development: A Tale Of Two Cities; The Software Sector in Bangalore and Hyderabad
      Bino Paul G D and Krishna M (TISS Mumbai): “Does change in S & T explain dynamics in Human Capital? An enquiry into Emerging Trends in Nursing Labour Market
      K Narayanan and Santosh Kumar Sahu (IIT B), “Labour and Energy Intensity: A Study of Pulp and Paper Industries in India”.
13:00-14:00 - Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 - Session V: Poverty Alleviation
      Chair/Discussant: L M Bhole (IIT B)
      Rashmi Banga and Pritish Kumar Sahu (UNCTAD): "Impact of Remittances on Poverty in Developing countries"
      Diganta Mukherjee and Uday Bhanu Sinha (Unitedworld School of Business, Kolkata, and DSE Delhi) “Understanding NREGA: A Simple Theory and Some Facts
      Neela Mukherjee (Development Tracks RTC, (Action Research Group), New Delhi): New Agriculture Technology, Skill Formation, Food Security And Poverty Reduction In Rural Asia: A Comparison of Three Projects from India, China and Bangladesh
15:30 – 17:00 - IASSI Members Meeting
      at the Seminar Room of HSS Dept. For IASSI Members tea/coffee will be served at the meeting venue.
For the rest
15:30 – 16:00 - Tea/Coffee
16:00 – 17:00 - Session VI: International Studies
      Chair/Discussant: V N Balasubramaniam (University of Lancaster)
      Pierre Mohnen and Kaushalesh Lal (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands): “Measurement of the Impact of Relocation on Employment.”
      De Beule Filip (Lessius University College, Antwerp, Belgium) : Locational determinants of acquisitions by multinationals from China and India: The role of human capital.
17:00 – 18:00 - Concluding Session