EDII’s Fourteenth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship inaugurated. The 14th International Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship organised by the Institute during February 25-27, 2020 was inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder – Kalinga Institute of Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.
This three-day conference is being attended (through offline and online modes) by academicians, practitioners, thinkers, and researchers engaged in the field of Entrepreneurship from prestigious national and international institutions. Over 180 papers were received, out of which 114 papers have been accepted for presentation. Academicians from Nepal, South Africa and Nigeria are also presenting.
Also present at the inaugural function was Dr. Rajeev Sharma, Conference Chair and Assoc. Professor (Retd.), IIM Ahmedabad, Mr. H. K. Mittal, Sr. Advisor, EDII, Ahmedabad and Dr. Sunila Shukla, Director General, EDII.
In his welcome address Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII introduced Dr. Achyuta Samanta to the august gathering as a noted academician, social entrepreneur cum innovator, and an institution builder who fought adversities but ensured that he set up the prestigious Kalinga Institute of Industrial technology and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.
Dr. Shukla mentioned that Prof. Samanta’s initiatives have become the pride of not just Odisha and India, but also of the world. Besides Education, Prof. Samanta’s primary domains of intervention include Rural Development, Women Empowerment, Social Service, Low-Cost Health Care Facilities, Art Literature, Media Culture, Entertainment, and Spiritualism informed Dr. Shukla.
Dr. Shukla reviewed the changing scenario of entrepreneurship and the need, therefore, to research the emerging trends and patterns. He hoped that this Conference would serve as a platform to researchers and academicians from across the world to generate a productive, enlightening, and exciting synergy, and will provide an opportunity for professors, practitioners, and thinkers in India and abroad to assimilate, communicate and disperse their experiences and experiments.