Annual Conference on Banking & Finance Theme: Changing Contours of Indian Financial System

Annual Conference on Banking & Finance
Theme: Changing Contours of Indian Financial System
August 18-19, 2017


Organized by

 In Publishing Collaboration with
International Journal of Financial Innovation in Banking
(Inderscience Publishers)

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The Indian financial system is undergoing a paradigm shift. With an increased focus on transparency and disclosure requirements, the regulatory bodies like the Reserve Bank of India, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, NFRA, SEBI need to play a more proactive role in boosting confidence in the capital market. The banking system is already staring at the huge burden of non-performing assets and the challenge in meeting the capital requirements under the Basel norms. On the other hand, FII flow in the Indian market through Participatory Notes, Portfolio investments have become very volatile and uncertain. Under these circumstances, it is pertinent that researchers come together and try to deliberate on the problems facing the Indian financial system.
This conference aims at bringing scholarly works in these areas wherein the participants will get a platform to share their existing work and collaborate with others for undertaking research. The conference invites in two tracks of banking and finance; both theoretical and empirical papers are encouraged in areas which include, but are not limited to:
Track 1: Contemporary Issues in Banking
  • Banking in India
  • Microfinance
  • Capital adequacy
  • Treasury Management
  • Risk Management
  • NPA Management
  • Forex Management
  • Interest Rate Risk Management
  • Islamic Banking
Track 2: Emerging Trends in Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Capital Structure
  • Dividend Policy
  • Portfolio Management
  • Valuation of firms
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Working Capital Management
  • Mergers and Acquisition
  • Cost of Capital
  • Financial Reporting in India
  • Market Volatility
  • Indian Derivatives Market
Track 3: Technology in Banking & Financial Services
  • E-banking
  • Digitisation
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Cyber Security
  • Online Transactions
  • Mobile banking
Track 4: Marketing & Banking
  • Marketing of Financial Services
  • Branding & STP in banks and financial services
  • Bancassurance and Cross Selling
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Service Quality in BFSI
  • CRM in BFSI
Track 5: Legal & Regulatory Framework
  • Corporate Governance Issues in BFSI
  • Basel Norms
  • RBI Policies
  • SEBI Regulations
Track 6: Financial Analytics
  • Data Analytics
  • Emerging Techniques in Forecasting
  • Risk Forecasting
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Other related Issues
Track 7: HR & Related Issues in BFSI
  • Talent Acquisition & Management
  • Employee Satisfaction
  • Employee Retention and Career Progression
  • Employee Union and Bargaining
Paper Submission Dates

Submission of Paper for Review

20th May 2017

Confirmation of Acceptance

10th June 2017

Full Paper Submission

1st July 2017

Paper Submission Guidelines
Length of Abstract                     - about 500 words
Length of Paper                         - 5000 to 8000 words
  • All submissions must be entirely original, not previously published.
  • All papers will be subjected to double blind peer review process.
  • Selected papers will be published in Special Issue of International Journal of Financial Innovation in Banking (Inderscience Publishers).
Title Page: The abstract should be accompanied by a separate title page. The title page should include the title of the paper, the authors along with their institutional affiliations and contact details.
Key Words: The authors are requested to provide a maximum of 5 keywords associated with the submitted paper using the JEL Format. For further details please see
Citation: The papers submitted for the conference should follow the Harvard style of citation
All abstracts and full papers would be submitted online at  Easy-Chair Submission System. In case of any problem, please click on the image below:

Easy Chair Submission
  •  Authors, if they so desire, can submit full papers in lieu of abstract for consideration of selection for the conference
  • The authors of the selected papers will be notified by e-mail. They will then be requested to register electronically in the link sent to them along with the confirmation mail.
Registration Dates and Fees

Early Bird (on or before July 01, 2017)

Fee After July 01, 2017


Rs. 5,000

Rs. 6,000


Rs. 6,000

Rs. 7,000

Research Scholar

Rs. 2,500

Rs. 3,000


Rs. 1,000

Rs. 1,000

Foreign Delegates

US $ 200

US $ 250

Group discount of 10% in all cases if there are 3 or more participants from the same organization.

Conference Hospitality

The conference is being held at IMI Bhubaneswar campus. Limited number of rooms are available on payment on first come first serve basis at our guest houses located in the campus. The room tariffs are as given below:

Room Type

AC / Non Ac


Single Occupancy

AC Room

Rs. 2,500 per day

Single Occupancy

Non-AC Room

Rs. 1,500 per day

Single Occupancy Hostel Room


Rs. 7,50 per day

The tariff is inclusive of breakfast and dinner at the campus canteen. Request for reservation of room should be sent along with full payment by July 31, 2017.
Payment of Registration Fees
The registration fees may be paid through a crossed demand draft in favour of International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar payable at any nationalized bank in Bhubaneswar. Alternatively, it may also be paid through NEFT as per the details given below:
Name of the Bank:         Allahabad Bank
Account No.:                   50071252726
IFSC Code:                       ALLA0210329
In case of NEFT transfer, you are also requested to send a mail to Prof. Santanu Das or Prof. Rohit Vishal Kumar with a copy to . Local participants may deposit the registration fee through pay order in favour of International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar. All the participants will be issued the receipt of payments.

Conference Coordinators
Dr. Santanu Das                                                                       
Assistant Professor                                                       
International Management Institute                                         
Ph: 0674-3042149; 8658006959
 Dr. Rohit Vishal Kumar
Associate Professor
International Management Institute
 Ph: 0674-3042128; 9934111169

Conference Advisory Committee
  • Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director, International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar
  • Prof. Shekhar Verma, Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
  • Dr. Pritish Varadwaj, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
  • Prof. Gopal Nayak, Director, IIIT Bhubaneswar and Professor, XIM Bhubaneswar
  • Prof. S.K. Bose, Professor, Department of Management, BIT Mesra, Ranchi
  • Prof. Santanu Ganguli, Professor, Finance, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
  • Prof. Sanjay Dhamija, Professor (Finance), International Management Institute, New Delhi
  • Prof. R. K. Arora, Professor  (Finance ), International Management Institute,  New Delhi
  • Dr. Manish Kumar, Assistant Professor, IIIT Allahabad
Confirmations are awaited from some eminent members. The list will be updated as soon as we can get confirmations
About IMI Bhubaneswar

International Management Institute (IMI) Bhubaneswar  was established in 2011 to carry forward the legacy of IMI Delhi, India’s first corporate sponsored Business School, founded in 1981 in collaboration with IMI Geneva (now, IMD, Lausanne). IMI Bhubaneswar draws sustenance through creation; dissemination and application of knowledge which integrate seamlessly with each other to translate into research, teaching and training for our stakeholders. Nested in an ecologically invigorating ambience, IMI epitomizes a “gurukul” IMI B currently offers two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and PGDM (WE) for working executives. The state government of Odisha recognizes IMI Bhubaneswar as a premier institution for recruiting executives for State Public Sector Units (SPSU). The National HRD Network of India has acknowledged IMI Bhubaneswar as an emerging institution of repute.

Tourist Attractions in and around Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar is often called the ‘Temple City of the East’ and was once the capital of an ancient kingdom. The imposing spire of the Lingaraj Temple, the quiet beauty of the Viswa Shanti Stupa in Dhauli and the pink translucence of the Mahavira Jain Temple in nearby Khandagiri, inspire feelings of wonder at their sheer beauty and their cross- cultural permutations. The temples have stood testimony to the area’s history, which spans 25 centuries. The Lingaraj, the Parsurameswar, the Mukteswar and the Rajarani  temples  are  unique  in  themselves,  not  only  in  their architectural beauty but also in the wonderful sculptures which enhance their presence.


The city of Puri is known for its history from time immemorial, Sanctum sanctorum of the Trinity, architectural magnificence, balance climate and divine significance. Counted among the most sacred pilgrim centres for Hindus in India, the destination is a seat of Lord of Universe, Jagannath as per testimony of Skanda Purana. Honoured with the famous Jagannath shrine, the spiritual city is also known as Jagannath Puri. Besides, the destination is a repository of art and architecture of India with testaments dating back to 3rd Century B.C. This ancient town has ruins and testaments belonging to the period from 3rd Century B.C. to 17th Century A.D.

Chilika Lake

Speared over an area of 1100 sq. km, the Chilika is Asia’s largest brackish water lake. Home of millions of colourful birds throughout the including migratory birds who descends on it from as far off as Siberia in winter and cavorting Irrawaddy Dolphins. Dotted with numerous islands (Kalijai, Brakefast, Honeymoon), Chilika can be best enjoyed from Barkul and Balugaon (100 km from Bhubaneswar) and from Satapada (50 km from Puri)


The  Sun  temple  at  Konark,  poetry  in  stone  and  a  World Heritage Monument is often described as the grandest achievement of the Eastern school of architecture. This 13th Century AD architectural marvel in stone designed as a chariot of  the  Sun  God  with  12  giant  wheels  fixed  on  either  side, whirled by seven horses in the translation of a Rig Vedic allegory in stone.