4th International HR Conference

News Clips
Times of India | Deccan Herald
Star of Mysore | City Today
Vijaya Karnataka | Prajavani
‘Human Resource Management, as a function, needs to emphasize on revolutionary, transitional and transformational change’ said Mr. Richard Lobo, Senior Vice-President & Head - HR, Infosys Ltd, while delivering keynote address at the inaugural function of 4th International Conference on Managing Human Resources at Workplace on December 4, 2015. Mr. Lobo talked about the contemporary challenges faced by HRM, such as, disruptive technology and innovation. He stressed on the challenges of managing the millennial workforce and the role of private networks in managing people.

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Conference Chair, presented the conference theme and stated that HRM is expected to play the role of the strategic business partner in todays’ organizations. Director Dr. N. R. Parasuraman welcomed the gathering and emphasized on the need of empowering HRM in organizations.

The two-day conference had several invited lectures and panel discussion with eminent corporate leaders and academic speakers. The conference was attended by 250 academic scholars and HR practitioners from India and countries, such as, Bangladesh, Iran, Maldives, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, UAE, and US. The conference created a forum to discuss and deliberate on contemporary HR topics, such as, Human capital management, emotional intelligence, HR and sustainability, Green HRM, HR Analytics, competency mapping, HR Accounting, HR scorecard, managing talent pipeline, and so on.

Mr. Umesh M., Director - Human Resources, SPAN Infotech (India) Pvt. Ltd; Mr. Praveen kamath, Global Head - Talent Transformation, (BPS division of Wipro Limited); Mr. Dinesh H.S., Learning and Development, Country Lead, Hewlett-Packard; and, Mr. Sarosh Ghandy, Former Managing Director, TELCON, were among the key technical session speakers at the International conference.

Mr. Thrishuli B., Head HR, Janalakshmi Financial Services Bangalore; Cdr. Manjunatha S., Head – Centre for Technology & Engineering Applications, L & T Ltd., Mysore; and Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON, Professor & Department Chair - Financial Mathematics, Baze University, Nigeria; were the panel member for the discussion on the theme of the conference.

Dr. Debashis Chatterjee, Former Director IIM Kozhikode & Professor IIM Lucknow delivered the valedictory address on December 5, 2015.

Pre-Conference Workshop on New Directions in HRM Tools and Techniques
A One-day Pre Conference Workshop on ‘New directions in HRM tools and techniques’ was organized at SDMIMD on December 3, 2015. The workshop was designed to provide a general overview on contemporary tools and techniques in the field of Human Resource Management and covered contemporary topics, such as, emotionally intelligent leadership, IT is managing HR, Data analysis in HRM, and, Quality tools in people management. The workshop attracted nominations from various educational institutions and corporate.

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Prof. Mohamed Minhaj, Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi, and, Dr. Srilakshminarayana, G. conducted the workshop sessions. The workshop organized as part of 4th International Conference on “Managing Human Resources at the workplace” scheduled on December 4 & 5, 2015, was coordinated by Dr. Sunil M.V.


About the Conference

Human Resources Management, in today’s volatile business environment, has been playing the role of a strategic business partner. Along with addressing functional issues and fire fighting the situations, HRM is now expected to strategically contribute towards the return on investment of any organization. Human resource management, therefore, is expected to deal with core issues of managing the change in the business processes and aligning the organizations’ systems, structures, and policies to leverage competitiveness, with regard to the operating business environment. This compels the HRM practitioners to keep the specific performance-driven goals in mind and act according to the changed business demands.

In the above backdrop, SDMIMD is organizing its 4th International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace, on 4 and 5 December, 2015, at SDMIMD campus, Mysore.




Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), ranked among the top Business Schools in India, is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysore, Karnataka. The campus has won many architectural and landscape awards and provides a great environment for learning and germination of managerial intellect. The institute has been conferred A** Rating at National Level by CRISIL.

The institute is promoted by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust - a premier non-profit educational organisation functioning under the aegis of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, which is known for its unique embodiment of Dharma. Today, SDME Trust has more than 40 recognised educational institutions under its wings, imparting quality education from the primary level to the postgraduate level. Trust is known for the professional institutions in Medical, Dental, Engineering, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Law, Business Management and Physiotherapy. The trust and all the associate institutions benefit from the visionary leadership of our Chairman Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala.

SDMIMD’s AICTE approved PGDM programme, accredited by NBA, runs for six terms over two years with an impeccable track record of academic rigor. SDMIMD also has Student Exchange Programs with the MAYS School of Business, Texas A&M University, USA; Global Management Institute of Shanghai University, China; and British University in Dubai, Dubai. These student exchange programmes enable students to understand each other’s cultures, business practices and traditions. This gives students an edge when it comes to international opportunities.

The SDMIMD’s research unit - SDM Research Centre for Management Studies’ (SDM RCSM), publications ‘Cases in Management’, ‘Contemporary Research in Management’, ‘Excerpts of Select Summer Internship Reports’, have come in for praise from the world of academics. The institute’s journal ‘SDMIMD Journal of Management’ indexed in EBSCO and iScholar has evolved as a prestigious publication well known for the quality of the papers, therein.

Call for papers

This conference seeks to provide a platform to address and deliberate on various issues and concerns in field of human resource management. Research papers, case studies and articles are invited from various inter-disciplinary areas and sectors for the conference. An indicative list (not exhaustive) of such areas is mentioned below:


Big Data Analytics in HRM
Ethical HR
Cross-cultural issues in HRM
Work-Life Integration
Human Capital Management
Managing Talent
Human Resource Accounting
Industrial Relations: Challenges & concern
Global HRM
Compensation and Benefits
Managing employee performance
Change management in competitive organizations
Employer branding
Human Resource Development
Gamification and HRM
Employee Engagement for attrition management
Green HRM
HR Governance


For Whom:

Faculty members and Academicians, Management practitioners, Consultants, Entrepreneurs, Ph.D. Scholars and Management Students.


Publication :

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceeding CD with ISBN 978-93-83302-07-9. At least one author needs to register for the conference to get considered for publication of the abstract/paper. Papers which are rich in academic/practical content may also be considered for publication in the Institute’s journal – SDMIMD Journal of Management, subject to modifications/enhancement suggested by the Journal’s Editorial Board.


Guideline to Authors :

An abstract should not be of more than 500 words. Along with the abstract, authors need to send not more than 5 key words. Abstract should be sent as a word document only.

Full papers should not be of more than 5000 words and not more than 15 pages (A4 size), with APA style reference list, Font Times New Roman, Font size 12, Single Spaced. Up to three authors are allowed for each paper. Authors need to send the full papers as word document only.


Correct name, designation, e-mail ID of the authors and affiliating organization need to be clearly mentioned in the abstract and full paper.


Important Dates :

Last date for sending Abstract
: 5 September, 2015
Acceptance of abstract to be sent by
: 10 September, 2015
Beginning of Registration Process
: 10 September, 2015
Last date for sending Full Paper
: 22 October, 2015
Acceptance of Full paper to be sent by
: 5 November, 2015
Last date for Registration
: 25 November, 2015


Copyright declaration: A declaration should be provided from the corresponding author along with the paper stating that the work is an original one and does not violate Copyright.


It includes conference kit, lunch and tea/ coffee for two days:
For Executives/Consultants/Managers : INR 3750.00
For Faculty members : INR 3250.00
For PhD scholars : INR 1700.00
For students : INR 950.00

* Early Bird Discount of 20% to participants who register on or before 25 October, 2015.


Option 1

  • Payment may be made in the form of DD/Cheque drawn in favor of The Director, SDM Institute for Management Development, payable at Mysore.

Option 2


Earlier In this series

3rd International HR Conference held on 5 & 6 December 2014
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2nd International HR Conference held
on 13 & 14 December 2013.
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1st International HR Conference held
on 14 & 15 December 2012
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Organizing Team

Chief Patron

Dr. N. R. Parasuraman
Director, SDMIMD, Mysore

Conference Chair

Dr. Mousumi Sengupta

Professor - OB/HRM

Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta

Professor - OB/HRM


Dr. Sunil M. V.

Conference Committee

Conference Secretary

Ms. Rekha Ganapathy



Contact us


Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Conference Chair
Phone: 0821-2429722, 2429161; Extn: 1005 | E-mail : hrcon2015@sdmimd.ac.in


Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Conference Co-Chair
Phone: 0821-2429722, 2429161; Extn: 1007 | E-mail : hrcon2015@sdmimd.ac.in


Conference Venue :

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development
No. 1, Chamundi Hill Road, Siddarthanagar Post, Mysore - 570011, Karnataka State, INDIA
Tel. No. +91-821-2429722, 2429161, 2420490, Fax : +91-821-2425557