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XLRI organises Doctoral Colloquium 2014 for academicians

Jamshedpur : XLRI-Xavier School of Management organised its “Doctoral Colloquium 2014”.The Doctoral Colloquium is an initiative by the institute’s FPM & Research Department, XLRI that seeks to underscore XLRI’s mission on being an institute with a difference to provide an opportunity for research scholars pursuing PhD and Fellow Programme in Management across India to share and learn about the latest developments in the field of management.

The primary purpose of the Colloquium is to provide a common platform to select group of doctoral students from different B- Schools doing research in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Economics, Human Resource Management and/or Organisational behavior.

The two days long event was inaugurated by Prof. Pranabesh Ray, Dean [Academics], XLRI, Fr. S. George, Dean [Administration], Prof. Sanjay Patro, Associate Dean [FPM & Research] and Prof. Ganesh Prabhu from IIM, Bangalore, the keynote speaker.

The XLRI Doctoral Colloquium 2014 witnessed the inaugural session discussing on the importance of research in academia. The speakers emphasized on the necessity of original research in new areas.

Prof. Ray highlighted on the need of approaching research with a mindset of curiosity and a genuine intention of finding about the truth behind things. Fr. George brought home the point that the strongest instinct in human beings is not the survival instinct but the instinct of holding onto familiar things. Human beings, he said, were generally afraid of letting go of their hold on the familiar things. And this in turn limits their ability of exploring new things in research.

Prof. Patro, in his address, recalled the glory of Indian research and intellectual exploration in the ancient times. How scholars from far and abroad came to India in quest of knowledge. He pointed to the fact that a significant portion of the incomes of leading institutes and universities came from marketing their intellectual property.

The XLRI Doctoral Colloquium was an effort towards creating a conducive eco-system for research in India.

The event is also organizing workshops to give hands on training on latest tools and techniques to research scholars that have come from various institutes across India.

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