6 Sep : The PCMA – Khalsa College Patiala Joint National Conference on Emerging Paradigm in Commerce and Management Education concluded on Saturday night after detailed discussion on the various issues relating the development of commerce and management education in India. Around two hundred delegates from the different parts of the country participated and deliberated in the conference. The event was held in association with the Punjab Commerce and Management Association (PCMA), as part of a series of functions to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Khalsa College Patiala. The Conference also marks the teachers day celebrations.
Bir Devinder Singh, the former deputy speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, was the chief guest in the conference. During the inaugural session, he expressed his views that there is a great role of commerce in increased globalisation. In an emotional speech he explained that teachers are the backbone of every society and they should be given due respect and status in every walk of life. He said that similar functions will help spread management education, managerial fundamentals and groom young students into future managers. Several scholars from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh participated in this conference.
Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal, Khalsa College, welcomed the chief guest, key-note speaker and all the distinguished guests. He said Punjabi University, Patiala has taken the initiative to keep Khalsa College as their off-campus for MBA, and that it is the only college in Patiala where vocational and professional courses run parallel.
Dr. A S Chawla, president, PCMA, said that by taking up management education, young students may become able managers to shoulder bigger responsibilities and make India a more developed country.
Dr. B S Bhatia, the former registrar of Punjabi University said business education requires special attention because of its impact on the growth of economy.
Dr. Gurmohan Singh Walia, Director (Education), Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar, while delivering the valedictory address, stressed on the need to overhaul the existing business education system to cope up with the dynamic world.
“Now, the time has come to realise the mismatch between product and demand,” he said, adding that similar functions will result in encouraging the students to take up management education.
While concluding the discussion Dr. Prem Kumar President Emeritus of the PCMA Said that Association will prepare a position paper on the status of commerce and management education and will present to the policy makers to make necessary changes
Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar, the former president of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Amritsar; Dipinder Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala; Swinder Singh Sabharwal, Member SGPC; and office-bearers of PCMA: Prem Kumar, president emeritus, A S Chawla, president, Prof Ashwani Bhalla, executive vice president and Dr. B B Singla, general secretary, attended the conference. Prof. Jasleen Kaur presented the vote of thanks.