FLAME University



Organized by FLAME University, Pune in association with The Indian Econometric Society and the WageIndicator Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theme: An Uncertain World: Growth, Development and Sustainability
Date: March 01 & 02, 2019
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Pre-Conference Research Workshop for Ph.D. Scholars & Participants
Date: 28th February 2019
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FLAME University is the pioneer of liberal education in India. The University’s main objective is to offer an inter-disciplinary platform of education that provides both breadth and depth in diverse areas of knowledge. The liberal education ethos at FLAME University inculcates leadership and risk-taking abilities in students and focuses on discovering one’s passion. The student-centric learning is delivered by esteemed faculty scholars in a worldclass campus setting.

The world is living in “strange and uncertain times” more than before. In an era of disruption, there are uncertainties galore in each sphere of the global environment encompassing trade, international relations, economic growth, development & sustainability, social & political environment, health & education, finance & banking, etc. The haze of uncertainty is undoubtedly challenging one and all across the globe to rethink about the strategic options to reposition oneself in the emerging era of new normal. This conference aims at bringing academicians, practitioners and policy makers from the above-mentioned domains to discuss, debate the intricacies of these challenges that would foster clarity of the thought process in formulation of relevant strategies. This conference also aims to facilitate young researchers expand their capacity by providing them with an opportunity for cross country and cross discipline learning and knowledge sharing.

The Indian Econometric Society (TIES)


TIES is a registered society under Public Societies Registration Act, formed in 1960. It is one of the oldest and largest body of professional econometricians and quantitative economists with more than 2000 members from all over India and abroad. TIES organizes annual conference where experts from all over India and abroad participate and deliberate on various issues. The Journal of Quantitative Economics (JQEC) is a double-blind peer reviewed journal and bi-annual publication of TIES with issues in June and December.

The WageIndicator Foundation, Amsterdam (www.wageindicator.org)

The WageIndicator Foundation started in 2001 to contribute to a more transparent labour market for workers and employers. It collects, compares and shares labour market information through (online & face-face) surveys and desk research. It serves as a global and national online library for wage information, Labour Law and career advice.

The WageIndicator Foundation is assisted by world-renowned universities, trade unions and employers’ organisations and currently operates in 92 countries. Its international staff consists of some 100 specialists worldwide. The WageIndicator Foundation is a global organization reaching millions on a monthly basis. WageIndicator is in India since 2006 with Paycheck.in.

The conference invites unpublished research papers (both conceptual and empirical) related to the theme “An Uncertain World: Growth, Development and Sustainability” in areas which include, but are not limited to:

International Trade
Macro-Economic policies
Monetary and Fiscal Policies
Health and Education
Development studies
Poverty and Inequality
Human Ecology and Habitat
Labour, Employment, and Gender
Environment & Sustainability
International Development and Collaboration
Indian Foreign Policy
Arms Race and Disarmament
International Environmental Cooperation
Corporate Finance
Financial Markets & Instruments
Banking Structure, Regulation & Supervision
Corporate Social Responsibility
Transport and Communications
Smart Cities
Technology & Artificial Intelligence
Social Media and Analytics
New Generation Organizations and Workforce
Green Organization, Green Branding
Digital Marketing , Experiential Marketing
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
Disaster Management

Papers need not necessarily be restricted to the above-mentioned sub-themes but should be related to the main theme of the conference. Interdisciplinary research papers related to the broad theme are also welcome.

FLAME University is pleased to offer research colloquium to researchers on some cutting edge empirical research methodologies for social sciences and business using structured and unstructured data. The workshop will cover topics like handling unstructured data, quantitative and qualitative data, academic writing, policy and related topics for researchers. The workshop is intended for research scholars to help them in their research and publication. The workshop will be conducted by eminent people from academia and industry. The pre-conference workshop is scheduled on February 28, 2019. Participants are also encouraged to attend the pre-conference workshop. Please email a copy of your CV to the conference email if you are interested to attend the pre-conference workshop.

Campus accommodation will be provided to the colloquium participants on a chargeable basis (INR 1000 for February 28, 2019).

  • All contributors are requested to send the abstract of the research paper as an email attachment in MS word file format (.doc). The Abstract should include brief summary within 500 words on the research topic with details of author’s affiliation, correspondence address and contact number on a separate page.
  • Full length research paper should not exceed 5,000 words.
  • Follow APA guidelines, the text of the paper will be in double space, 12 font, Times New Roman, keeping a margin of one inch on three sides. MS Word 2003 for Windows (.doc format) is required.
  • All submissions will be subjected to blind review process after which we will intimate the authors and request for the final presentation pack.
  • Outstanding paper awards of Rs.10,000 each will be given to five best papers on the conference theme presented at the Conference.
  • Contributions should be restricted to one paper per individual as the first author.
  • All correspondence along with abstract and research paper submission should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Please mention the name of the first author in the subject box in all correspondence.
  • A return a/c three-tier train fare will be provided to select Ph. D. Research Scholars based in India, with accepted papers, on the basis of evaluated merit.

There is no Fee for Registration in the Doctoral Colloquium.

Registration Fees
Presenters and participants (Faculty) Rs.1500 (Faculty)
Presenters and participants - (Ph.D. research scholars) Free
Industry professionals/Corporate Delegate Rs 3,500 per participant
International Participants $100


We accept Cheque/DD favouring “FLAME University Pune”, payable at Pune. The registration fee includes conference material, lunch, refreshments and applicable

In case you want to transfer the registration fees electronically, the relevant account details are as under:

Name of the Bank Bank of India
Branch Lavale, Pune – 411042
Current Account no. 062020110000581
IFSC Code BKID0000620

Note: If you do electronic/NEFT transfer of funds, please compulsorily email the payment details to verify whether funds have been received at our end. Email address for the same is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FLAME University
Gat No. 1270, Lavale, Off. Pune Bangalore Highway, Pune - 412115, Maharashtra, India.

Debasis Rooj
FLAME Conference Chair
FLAME University
401, Phoenix Complex, Bund Garden Road, Opp. Residency Club Pune - 411001, India.
Ph: +91-20-67906181 (O), +91-8392939310 (M), Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pooja Gill
FLAME Conference Secretary
Ph: +91-20-67906116 (O), +91-7767923342 (M), Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Accommodation may be provided on campus on selective basis subject to availability.

Submission of Abstract: December 20, 2018
Intimation of acceptance of abstract: December 30, 2018
Submission of full paper: January 15, 2019
Last date for registration for the conference and payment of fee: January 31, 2019