The Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi will organize ‘Asthra', the Annual Management Fest on January 17, 2020, in association with Amrita Technology Business Incubator (TBI). 

Get mesmerised at Kochi’s most happening International Symposium attended by industrialists and academicians.

Asthra 2020 is aimed at cultivating the skills of managers while providing them a global exposure.

The MBA Symposium is constructed in a way that engages, enlightens, and empowers budding managers.  


Amriteshwari Hall, AIMS Campus, Kochi 

About Asthra (History)

Asthra, the Annual Management Fest of Department of Management, Kochi was started in the year 2012 and has been its flagship event ever since.

Over the years, Asthra has had the privilege of being host to a large number of researchers, scholars and academicians from all sectors.

Last year we had an international symposium on “Managing Business in a VUCA world” which was aimed at analysing the unpredictable and changing business environment we are part of. 

As our flagship event is entering into its 9th edition, we try to address the evolving concept –“CSR and Sustainability: Decoding the CSR Ecosystem in India”, that has emerged has a mainstream business practice in the recent years. 

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ASTHRA 9th Edition- CSR and Sustainability: Decoding the CSR Ecosystem in India

The 9th edition of Asthra shall provide a unique platform for discussions and deliberations on ‘best practices in the domain areas of CSR and sustainability’. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has got a universal acceptance as a dominant aspect of corporate thinking as a critical pathway to economic, social and environmental sustainability. It also helps in the creation of a knowledge network with eminent experts, business leaders, civil society stakeholders and aspiring management professionals.

What is CSR?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an evolving concept that reflects various views and approaches regarding corporate relationships with broader society. By integrating social and environmental concerns into business operations, companies nowadays are successful in establishing employee morale in the workplace. It is only together we can achieve a new phase of globalization that includes sustainable markets and the welfare of fellow beings. As the popularity of corporate social responsibility(CSR) continues to rise, it is evolving beyond being a trend to becoming the norm.The 9th edition of Asthra is being held as a symposium and seeks to decode the Corporate Social Responsibility ecosystem and also to highlight the role of CSR in today’s environment.

Key takeaways of the symposium:

  • A unique platform for discussions and deliberations on ‘best practices in the domain areas of CSR and sustainability’
  • Creation of a knowledge network with eminent experts, business leaders, civil society stakeholders and aspiring management professionals
  • Development of an understanding of what is ‘sustainable social impact’ and what enables the same in the contemporary business environment

Our Keynote Speakers

Mr. Kochouseph Chittilapilly
Kochouseph Thomas Chittilappilly is an Indian business magnate, writer,investor and philanthropist.He is the founder,Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of V-Guard Industries Ltd and a chain of amusement parks called Wonderla.

Dr. P. K. Biswas
Director at IFMR.
Former Director at Lal Bahadur Shastri Instituyte of Management.
Former Professor at Indian Institute of Forest Management.

Mr. Abhishek Ranjan
Associate Director - Brillio and Global Head of Responsible Business Initiatives - Brillio Foundation, CSR, Sustainability, D&I, and Employee Outreach.
Brillio's Employee Outreach program has been awarded as India's best Employee Volunteering program in the year 2018. He advocates sustainability and responsible business through his lectures in B - Schools globally.

Dr. Meltem Akoyak-Yildiz
Dr. Meltem Akoyak-Yildiz serves since August 2017 at the UNESCO Chair of Womens Empowerment and Gender Equality as an Assistant Professor (since 2018), Researcher and Ethics Committee member.

Dr. Vandana Gopikumar
Co - Founder Director of BANYAN and BALM and professor of Social Work at the School of Social Work of the Institute has been chosen for the prestigious "The Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health" established in 2012 by the Beatrice Renfield Foundation. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Prof. Amalendu Jyotishi
Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi is a Professor (Economics) at Department of Management, Bengaluru.

Event Details
2020-01-17 09:00 to 17:00
Department of Management