It is very important to maintain healthy relations between different ethno-cultural groups in the multicultural world we live in. Towards this end, a two-day International Conference on 'Diversity Management: Views from India and Europe' was held in Ujire, Karnataka between 26th and 27th October 2018.

Co-funded by SDM Educational Society and the Erasmus Plus program of the European Union, the event was organized by SDM Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CIRHS), Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and the Department of Social Work (MSW), SDM PG Centre, Ujire.

Six academicians from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus, including researchers and faculty members have participated and successfully presented papers in the conference which was chaired by eminent scholars Prof. Martin Farek (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic), Prof. Prakash Shah (Queen Mary, University of London), Mr. M.S Chaitra (‘Arohi’, Bangalore), Dr. Pavel Horak (Czech Republic), Dr. Tess Joss (Mumbai), Ms. Veronika Civínová (Czech Republic), and Mr. Akshay (Bangalore).

In total, three papers were presented by the academicians from Amrita which are given below:

  1. 'Accepting Diversities: A Study Based on Real-Life Issues from ‘Thiruvattar’ Village in Kanyakumari', presented by Rupesh Kalesan (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Sooraj Rajendran (Amrita Technologies). 
  2. ‘An Indian Approach to Diversity Management at Workplace- Cues from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras’, presented by Sivanandan D. S. (Amritadarshanam) and Amritesh A. R. (Department of Corporate and Industrial Relations).
  3. 'Managing Religious Diversities: A Comparative Study of Shaiva- Vaishnava Cults and Yahweh - Asherah Cults', presented by Sooraj Subramanian (AMMACHI Labs) and Harikrishnan Venugopal (Amrita CREATE).
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