“Sustainable Development Goals and Socioeconomic Change:
Learning and Practice Opportunities”

21-22 April, 2022

Venue : SCMS Seminar Hall 

The SCMS Cochin School of Business has been conducting the Social Science Research Colloquium since 2019. We focus on the emerging trends in Management Practices. In its fourth edition given the pandemic persistence, SSRC 2022 proposes to focus on the concept of Sustainable Development Goals revisiting the Agenda 2030 ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’.

The Sustainable Development Goals is initiated as a means to achieve universal development in a unique format. Comprehensive and sustainable development focusing on social, economic and environmental aspects of life and living is what is envisioned. The proposed Social Science Research Colloquium 2022(SSRC 2022) is being organized by SCMS Cochin School of Business in collaboration with Kochi Municipal Corporation on 21 and 22nd of April, 2022.

The Pre-conference elite panel discussion will take place today 20.04.2022 from 3:00 PM  to 5:00 PM at the Main Seminar Hall. The Panel will include Ar. S. Gopakumar, (CEO of Kumar Group),  Mr. George M George (Executive Director, Muthoot Group) and Mr. Navas Meeran (CEO, Eastern Condiments). 

The colloquium will be opened by Adv. M Anil Kumar,   Hon’ble Mayor of Kochi Municipal Corporation, tomorrow at 9:30 AM. 

I hope, all of us will utilise this opportunity for maximising learning and developing future research in the domain.    

You are requested to attend the Pre-conference panel discussion today afternoon at 3:00 PM and the Colloquium proceedings on 21st and 22nd April.

Programme schedule for SCMS SSRC – 21st to 22nd April, 2022

‘Better business, better world’
20/04/2022 – Pre conference panel (3.00 pm – 5.00 pm)
Prayer – 3.00 pm
Welcome speech – Mr. George Joseph K., Assistant professor, Department of Marketing.
3.10- 5.00 pm – Panel discussion.
Discussion will be on the themes related to sustainable architecture and cities and sustainable leaders in business.
Topic introduction and moderation – Architect S. Gopakumar, CEO, Kumar Group
Guests of honour participating in the panel discussion:
Sri. George M. George – Executive Director, Muthoot Group
Sri. Navas Meeran, CEO Eastern Condiments Ltd.
Vote of thanks – Dr. Devika S.

8.30 am – Registration opens
9.30 am – Prayer PGDM Batch 30 Students
Welcome speech 9.35 am – Dr. Baiju Radhakrishnan (Professor and Group Director , Research and consultancy, SCMS Group of Educational Institutions)
Programme Overview 9.45 – Dr. Poornima Narayan R (Professor, Depart of General Management, SCMS Cochin School of Business)
Presidential Address – 9.55 am Dr. Radha P. Thevannoor (Registrar and Group Director, SCMS Group of Educational Institutions)
Lighting of the lamp 10.05 am Honourable Mayor Adv. M. Anilkumar
Inaugural address 10.10 Honourable Mayor Adv. M. Anilkumar
Distribution Of Research And Publication Incentives
Keynote address – 10.30 am Sri. C.P. John (Former Member, State Planning board) Topic “New challenges – public health preparedness and compensation’ 
Tea break 11.30
Guest of honour – 11.45 am , Ms. Fathim Rashna Kallingal, Technical Expert, Sustainable Urban Development. Topic ‘Localising SDGs’.

Session by theme experts 12.30 pm Dr. Anish T.S. (Associate Professor, Community Medicine, Trivandrum Medical College) Topic “Good health and well being: What the pandemic adds’ 
Session by theme expert 12.45 pm – Dr. Rajan Chedambath (Director, C-Hed)
Vote of thanks 1.15 pm–Dr. Anilkumar K., Chairperson, SCMS Cochin School of Business
Lunch break 1.30 -2.30 pm
2.30 pm – Poster presentation
3 pm – 5.00 pm – Research presentations (Training hall)
Working tea at 4pm

9.00 AM – Registration
9.30 am – 1.00 pm – Research presentations
Working tea at 11.00 am
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm lunch break
3.00 – Valedictory session
Welcome address – Dr. Devika S. (Assistant Professor, SCMS Cochin School of Business)
Programme report 3.10pm – George Joseph (Assistant Professor, SCMS Cochin School of Business)
Presidential Address – 3.20 pm – Dr. Indu Nair (Group Director, SCMS Group of Institutions)
Address by Guest of Honour – Dr. Mridul Eapen (Former Member, State Planning Board and Honorary Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum) – 3.35pm.
Topic ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Socio-economic change: Keeping in mind the Gender Perspective’.
Awards and incentives distrubution ceremony 4.15 PM
Participant feedback – 4.25 pm
Vote of thanks – 4.35 pm