Conference 2021

About the e-Conference Call for Papers Author Guidelines Best Paper Awards Conference Publications Registration Conference Brochure Contact Us
About the e-Conference Call for Papers Author Guidelines Best Paper Awards Conference Publications Registration Conference Brochure Contact Us

About e-Conference

GJIMT is hosting its 18th National Conference on Navigating the New Normal: Rethinking Business in a Changing World to address the impact of Covid-19 on the world of work and deliberate on how to build a better future post-pandemic. We organize the national conference every year to make it an ideal platform for people to share their views and experiences in Business Management & Commerce, Finance & Economics, Social Sciences & Humanities and Technology related areas.

Why Rethink Business?

The Covid-19 Pandemic inflicted a devastating blow on the global economy. The economic and social breakdown threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. No society or economy is unaffected leading to dramatic changes in how businesses act and consumers behave.

Lower and middle-income countries are the most affected with an estimated 23.3% drop in working hours – equivalent to 240 million jobs – in the second quarter. The economic backlash of the Covid-19 wiped out 81 million jobs in 2020. Moreover, workers in developing nations had also seen their income drop more than 15%. The situation in such countries is most vulnerable owing to the weakest social protection systems and least resources for working people to fall back upon. Women and young people were the worst hit with more women than men losing their jobs. To make it worse the “fiscal stimulus gap” between wealthy economies and the developing world amounts to a whopping $982 billion.

This gives an indication of a post-COVID world with greater inequalities between regions, countries, sectors and social groups which is contrary to the better world that could have been built had the pandemic not struck. An urgent need is felt across countries to protect the workers and economies and to build resilience for the future.

e-Conference Objectives

– Provide an ideal platform where practitioners, academicians, researchers and students can meet and deliberate upon the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic and the changing needs of the global businesses.
– Assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy, society, government, business, and households in India and all over the world.
– Weigh the aftereffects of the pandemic for digitalization in the region and the realization of the SDGs.
– Learn lessons and ideas for building resilient, malleable and sustainable economies amid continued COVID-19 uncertainty.

e-Conference Goal

The 18th GJ-NatConMite will focus on strategies to strengthen the national economy and build resilience, in order to face crises now and in the future by drawing on lessons learned and experiences amid the Covid-19 uncertainty.

Who can attend

– Academicians/Scientists
– Students/ Researchers/Ph.D Scholars
– Corporate Representatives/NGOs
– Industrialists/Consultants
– Government officials/Policy makers

Call for Papers

The 2021 National Conference on “Navigating the New Normal: Rethinking Business in a Changing World” welcomes full papers pertaining to the Conference Theme in the field of Business, Commerce, Education, Travel & Tourism and Information Technology from authors in the global research community.

Sub Themes
• Marketing & E-Commerce
• Human Resource Management
• Banking, Financial Services & Insurance
• Operations Management
• Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
• Information Technology
• Economics
• Education

The list is not all exhaustive and one is free to add any relevant area to subject.


For Additional Information about Call for Papers, please contact

Dr. Bushra S. P. Singh

Assistant Professor, GJIMT, Mohali


Author Guidelines

⦁ Maximum Word Limit: Full papers must not exceed 3000 words, excluding figures, tables, appendix, and references.
⦁ Document Must Include: A separate title page containing the Title (250 Character Maximum), Author name(s) and affiliation(s), address(es) of Institute/Organization, corresponding address, email id(s), contact no(s) of all authors, Abstract of 200-400 words and 5-6 Keywords. Author details must not be included in the manuscripts elsewhere for blind peer review.
In the abstract author(s) should clearly mention the (a) Introduction and Research Problem, (b) Literature Review, (c) Research Gap, (d) Objectives of the Study, (e) Research Methodology, (f) Findings of the Study, (g) Discussion and Implications of the Study
Heading levels must be clear, and the sections clearly defined.
Supplemental material used in the paper must be titled and numbered sequentially. There should be an indication of the source of the table which must be mentioned below the material.
When citing supplemental material such as a table or a figure in text, refer to it by its number, such as “Table 3” or “Figure 2.” Do not refer to it by its position relative to the text (e.g., “the figure below”) or page number.
⦁ Font Style: Times New Roman
⦁ Font Size:12-Point Font
⦁ Spacing: 1.5-spaced
⦁ Margins: 1-inch (2.5cm) margin all around
⦁ Document Type: Adobe PDF, Word
⦁ References are to be arranged in alphabetical order and as per the APA (American Psychological Association) Guidelines. All works cited in the text are to be included in the References section.
Footnotes must be avoided.
The paper must be organized in the following order: (1) Introduction, (2) Literature Review, (3) Objectives of the Study, (4) Research Methodology, (5) Findings and Analysis, (6) Conclusions or Discussion, (7) Implications of the Study, (8) References and (9) Appendices (wherever applicable).

How to Submit
All extended abstracts and full papers are to be sent by email to the Conference Convener at All email submissions would receive an email acknowledgement within 5 business days of submission. If no acknowledgement is received, please email: to seek confirmation of receipt.

Best Paper Awards

In order to be considered for “Best Paper Presentation Award”, the authors are required to submit the full paper on or before 23rd September 2021 and present the paper using PowerPoint through screensharing. The author of an awarded paper, and co-authors if any, will be entitled to a signed official award e-certificate and the announcement of their achievement on the conference webpage.

Conference Publications

●  Presented papers shall be published in ABDC/Scopus/UGC-Care Indexed Journal/Edited Book with ISBN
(*Additional processing fee (if any) would be borne by the contributor).
●  The list of selected journals shall be updated soon

Important Dates

 Last Date of Registration and Abstract Submission  3rd September, 2021
 Acceptance of Abstract  8th September, 2021
 Full Paper Submission  23rd September, 2021
 PowerPoint Presentation Submission  1st October, 2021
 Conference Day & Date  13th October 2021 (Wednesday)

Fee and Registration

Rs. 500/- per authorRegister Me

There is no registration fees for listener/attendee. Paper presenters may pay the registration fees via IMPS or Google Pay as per the following details:

Important Dates

 Beneficiary Name  Gian Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology
 Name of the Bank  Axis Bank
 Account Number  917010047654066
 Bank Code  003367
 MICR Code  160211055
 IFSC Code  UTIB0003367

Note:  Participants are required to send the UTR Number & Bank Name via email to for proper tracking.

Conference Venue

The conference would be held online on MS Teams platform. All participants will receive the login details on their registered WhatsApp number and email address.

Programme Schedule

Important Dates

Patron Conference Chair Conference Coordinators
Mr. J. S. Bedi
Dr. Aneet Bedi
+ 91-98147-44642
Dr. Neeraj Sharma
Dean Academics
Dr. Bushra S. P. Singh
Assistant Professor


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