Online International Conference

(Under the UGC Quality Mandate Notification D.O. No1-3/2020 (CM) Dated 28th March, 2020)


School of Commerce and Economics
KIIT Deemed to be University
Bhubaneswar, Odisha -751024

Conference Program
Presentation Schedule
Registration Closed


As we know, India has a high population density combined with poor hygiene standards and creaky health infrastructure, which makes it more vulnerable to the pandemic. Recently, COVID-19 has spread over 210 countries, infecting beyond 2 million people, with more than 1,37,000 fatalities. The only remedy which is available with government till now is to keep the country under lockdown condition which gives rise to an alarming question: “whether to extend the lockdown and divert resources to save lives? Or, should the attempt be to end the lockdown, revive the economy and protect livelihood of the people? “There are no easy answers… Questions hang heavy in the air; far too many with few or no answers coming from anywhere. The most pressing question is how long the lock- down would last. Even as economists warn that a longer lockdown would cause even more havoc to employment, economy and livelihood, the government’s dilemma is whether to save lives or livelihood in the short run.

By looking into the present scenario, Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NitiAayog gave a much convincing statement that “India should improve its disaster management preparation and ensure the availability of resources so that the country doesn’t have to choose between ‘lives and livelihood’ during crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic”. He also addressed a global Conference organized by Bennett University titled “COVID 19 – Fallout & Future” where he said “I hope we will not have to continuously try this tradeoff or balance between saving lives and livelihoods”. So, by far we can understand that the COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global crisis of present time and the greatest global humanitarian challenge the world has faced ever. As government is taking measures to slow down the spread of the virus, it has been spreading widely, and the number of cases is rising on daily basis. India has moved quickly, implementing a proactive, nationwide lockdown, with the goal of flattening the curve and using the time to plan and resource responses adequately.


The Conference-2020 will focus on the following themes:

  • Economic Impact of COVID-19 in India.
  • Social and livelihood impact of COVID-19.
  • Assuring Livelihood: The Present and Future Approach
  • COVID-19: Shared Responsibility and Global Solidarity
  • COVID-19: Balance between safeguard lives and livelihoods


As the Nation is passing through an unprecedented time of nationwide lockdown and facing the mass challenge of global crisis of COVID-19, In order to be safe and overcome the situation we as academic leaders are committed to provide constant guidance to our academic fraternity and inspire them to make productive use of this period. Therefore by adopting ICT for next generation as socially responsible leaders we hereby abide to the UGC Quality Mandate for improving the quality in Higher Education Institutions and therefore under the UGC guidance further are organizing an Online International Conference  referring point 5 and 6 of the notification. This Conference holds the vision of engaging academic fraternity in meaningful assignment and will contribute towards in intellectual wealth of the nation.


We welcome paper submissions. Prospective authors are invited to submit full length research papers (which is NOT submitted / published / under consideration anywhere in other conferences / journal).

All submissions of full papers must be in MS Word format within a word limit 2000-2500 words, text typed in English (Times New Roman with a 12-point font size).

All communications including submission of papers is to be made through electronic mail to: [email protected][email protected]

*Participants submitting papers will be issued Certificates.

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Resource Persons


KIIT Deemed to be University, founded by noted Social and Educational Entrepreneur, Dr. Achyuta Samanta located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. This is established in 1997 as an institution and declared as University (U/S 3 of UGC Act, 1956) by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India in 2004 within only 7 years of its inception. There are 28 constituent schools, located in impeccably landscaped and modern technology enabled campuses offering graduate, post graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral pro- grams in a wide range of disciplines. The institute’s solemn academic ambience has led to grant of A-category status to it by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India placing it among the most elite universities of the country. KIIT Deemed to be University (http:// is unique in integrating professional education with social concern. Its protégé, Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) University (, provides holistic education from KG to PG, food, accommodation, health care and all basic necessities absolutely free to 25,000 poorest tribal children.


The School of Commerce & Economics came into existence as a separate branch of KIIT Group of Institutions in the year 2019. The School of Commerce & Economics offers Undergraduate (UG), Postgraduate (PG), and Doctoral (Ph.D.) level programs in the area of Commerce, Economics and other allied fields. The School aims to nurture students to be professionally capable of working in diverse areas such as accounting, finance, insurance and banking etc.. The School is committed to develop and prepare its students with professional skills and life skills to achieve larger life goals. The faculty members motivate and mould the students, in acquiring their achievements. In numerous numbers, the school organizes educational seminars and workshops on diverse topics of contemporary relevance for both its B.Com. & M.Com students.  As further enhancing element of a student career the school has a provision of internships features and field visit for both the UG & PG students as a part of their curriculum and also, students have been exposed to the practical methods of knowledge. The distinct way of education system gives a prominence concern not only on academics but also to the all-inclusive development of individuals. Where the reach on learning exposure is highly appraised by distinct ways, like industrial visits and also through co-curricular activities to portray the potential and to exhibit the talent of each student

Prof. Achyuta Samanta
Founder, KIIT DU & KISS

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
Deemed to be University

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences
Deemed to be University

Art of Giving
A Philosophy of Life


Chief Patron
Prof(Dr.) Achyuta Samanta
Founder, KIIT DU

Prof (Dr.) Sasmita Samanta
Pro Vice Chancellor, KIIT DU

Organizing Secretary
Prof (Dr.) Jayanta Kumar Parida
Director, QA Cell & School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT DU

Technical Committee

Dr. P. Mohapatra
Asst. Prof., School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT DU

Dr. G. Sahoo
Asst. Prof., School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT DU

Dr. M. Khurshid
Asst. Prof., School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT DU

Mr. H. Agarwall
Asst. Prof., School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT DU

Ms. S. K. Singh
Asst. Prof., School of Commerce & Economics, KIIT DU

Contact Us

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology

For all correspondence, please contact:
Organizing Secretary (Conference-2020)
School of Commerce & Economics
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar
Odisha – 751024

Email: [email protected], [email protected]   |  Phone: +91-97770 63435