The ISM has planned to prepare a report on vision of Bihar’s development with the help of the deliberations of the conference. As such, this conference shall initiate a dialogue among the cross-intelligentsia to discuss various facets of development of Bihar and to suggest measures towards development strategy of the state.

About The Conference

Bihar once called as a ‘Bimaru’ state has now come out from the quagmire of the sickness of development. Consequently, the resurgent face of Bihar is well appreciated across the country. Before that Bihar remained one of the least developed states of India. One of the important reasons for such a significant change in the development perspective is due to state’s good strides on economic fronts during the last one and half decade. The available statistics on Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) indicate that the average annual growth rate during 1980s was 4.9 per cent which turned flat during 1991-92 to 1995-96. Similarly, during the period 2000-01 to 2004-05 the average annual growth rate at the constant prices of 2004-05 was reported to be 3.4 per cent. Since then there has been increasing trend in growth rate. The estimation indicates that the average annual growth rate at constant prices of 2004-05 was 10.2 during the period 2005-06 to 2009-10. However, during the period 2001-12 to 2016-17 the average annual growth rate at the constant prices of 2011-12 was 5.3 per cent. All these results of economic growth indicate that despite upward trend in growth rate in recent years the objective of sustainable growth is yet to be achieved.
If one looks at the economy of Bihar from socio-economic development point of view the story also does not go so well. The state is, by and large, lagging far behind in achieving the desirable level of socio-economic development which is quiet evident from various socio-economic indicators. For example, the incidence of poverty (poverty headcount ratio) during the year 2011-12 is 33.7 per cent meaning thereby that one-third of total population is below poverty line. The data on unemployment rate indicates that during the year 2015-16 it was 7.0 per cent in Bihar as against 6.0 per cent at the all-India level. Since both of these are reflections of the development profile of any region it can be said that Bihar has still to go forward to achieve the distinction of a developed state.


About The Institute

International School of Management Patna (ISM Patna) is AICTE approved (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India) an autonomous PGDM College/Institute in the eastern region of India (Bihar). Having flexibility in designing the innovative relevant course curriculum, adopting appropriate pedagogy, following an internal evaluation system, measuring the continuous learning of students and engaging faculty from the diverse background to make the programme suitable for the need of the industry and preparing the students industry ready as well. ISM Patna is a self-financed PGDM College offering 2-years Full Time residential course. It provides a comprehensive learning environment and enabling the students to develop their abilities to work as individual or as a team member, managing organisational diversity and overall development into a balanced and matured personality. The Institute has faculty from diverse background and are categorised as Core, Adjunct, and Visiting. Faculty drawn from academia and industry having right blend of knowledge in delivering conceptual and practical exposures to the PGDM students. Faculty are drawn from premier institutes of India like IIM Kolkata, IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Kharagpur, XLRI Jamshedpur, and S. P. Jain Mumbai, IIT Patna, IMT Ghaziabad etc. Senior professionals from industry teach few courses as visiting and guest faculty. ISM Patna is endeavouring to bridge the quality management education gap and contribute towards the socio-economic development of the state and the region as whole. Apart from engaging highly qualified faculty to enhance the teaching-learning process, ISM Patna ensures that the student should get state of the art infrastructure and friendly environment to help them succeed in their professional life. At present, ISM Patna has been established as a quality oriented, professionally managed institution in Bihar.


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Name Designation Associated With State
Dr. T. Haque Former chairman, Commission for Agriculture Costs and prices(CACP)and Former Director,Council for Social Development New Delhi
Dr. T. Prasad Former Director Centre For Water Resources, NIT, Patna Bihar
Prof. Anirudh Prasad TATA Chair Prof. XISS, Ranchi Jharkhand
Dr. Ghanshyam Pandey Consultant
Dr. Ashwani Bhalla Prof. Dept. of Commerce SCD Govt. College, Ludhiana, Panjab University Punjab
Prof. B B L Das Director Management and Head Dept. of Commerce & Applied Economics L N Mithla University Bihar
Dr. B N Prasad Socioloby Division A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna Bihar
Dr. Kameshwar Pandit Proffesor Dept. of PM & IR, Patna Bihar
Dr. Praveen Kumar Prof. of Economics cum Controller of Examination Patliputra University, Patna Bihar
Dr. Sunil Kumar Prof. and Head, Dept. of Economics L S College, Muzaffarpur Bihar
Dr. R K Verma Prof. of Political Science R N College, Patna Bihar
Dr. Amlendu Kumar Associate Prof. of Agricultural Economics TCA Rajendra Agriculture University, Pusa Bihar
Dr. Lal Narayan Singh Head, Dept. of Agricultural Economics TCA Rajendra Agriculture University, Pusa Bihar
Dr. R K P Singh Prof. of Agricultural Economics and Advisor ICAR, Patna Regional Centre, Patna Bihar

Articles from NMSRC

Agro Processing Industry in Bhagalpur: Prospects and Challenges

The Present paper focuses on lack of agro processing industries in Bhagalpur not withstanding the fact that region has vast potentials and the constraints faced by the entrepreneurs in setting up such industries. Bhagalpur district is one of the oldest cities in Bihar. It lies in the gangetic belt and is divided centrally across from west to East by the river Ganga. The district has hot summer and moderate winter season and agriculture production is mainly dependent on monsoon. A vast majority of the population. i.e., approximately 83% draw it’s sustenance from agriculture but modern methods of cultivation are not vogue leading to low and uneconomic yield. The silk industry of the district, which once was well known, is tottering for survival.
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‘Dilemma of a Sales Person’: A Case Study of Publishing Houses

Management as a stream of study has gained a widespread popularity. Many of youths want to possess a coveted degree in the field of management. Entry of large number of firms post economic reforms resulted in manifold increase of competition among them targeting output maximisation. Firms invest hefty amount on maintaining quality workforce expecting high Return on Investment (ROI) in terms of sales of its produce and ultimately the onus lies on the shoulders of its sales person. The sales force is the fulcrum of any production oriented organisation. They (especially the front line sales people) are the face of the organisation and are concerned with meeting multiple objectives as creating profits by sales growth and trusting relationships with the stakeholders to name a few while working strictly within the tenets of the firms code of conduct.
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Conflict Management Strategies By Managers to Curb Employee Attrition In It Organizations In India

Globally, India has been considered as one of the most preferred destination for ITES companies. The biggest problem faced by IT organizations in India today is the increased employee attrition. Repetitive low-end jobs, physical and psychological problems and inadequate growth opportunities are major reasons cited for high attrition rate. It is a fact that, retention of key employees is imperative to the long-term health and success of any organization. The HR leaders can act as catalysts of change by deploying effective conflict management strategies, tools and processes, thus creating a value and culture that invests in its people. Some of the pro-active conflict resolution strategies recommended to be adopted by managers to circumvent the prospects of employee attrition in IT organizations.
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Infusion of Science and People in water Resources development

Water resources constitute a most valuable natural asset endowed by nature to mankind. If developed on sound scientific principles, this, along with other related resources such as land, climate and human resource, it can bestow enormous benefits to mankind. If water resources are developed ignoring or disregarding science involved, water resources being a dynamic resource can bring in damaging consequences, apart from denying the rightful benefits to the people. This has been illustrated in this paper by enunciating the science of water resources development and illustrating this with the case of river Kosi in Bihar. A relatively major project for development management of the Kosi river was undertaken in 1954. As science of water resources was ignored in formulating the plan, the people not only remained derived of the tremendous benefits
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