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2nd International Research Conference on Mindfulness (IRCM 2024)

Theme – Mindfulness for Sustainable Business and Innovation

About the conference

Business focus in recent years has inclined towards on mindfulness training, practice, and research as a technique for organizational well-being, as a means for reflection and learning, human resource practice, self-awareness and emotion regulation for leaders, improving social relationships in the workplace, increasing employee resilience and performance, and to achieve sustainable goals and enhance innovation for competitive advantage. Also, mindfulness is being practiced as technique of stress reduction, management of chronic pain, behavioural therapy, and other areas. Business environment during post pandemic scenario also look for more practical applications of mindfulness to ensure sustainable business practices. Thus, the need of the hour is to bring together researchers, practitioners and academicians to exchange and share their experiences and research in various areas of ‘Mindfulness for Sustainable Business and Innovation’. The idea is to provide an opportunity to discuss how the concepts and practices of mindfulness can be incorporated in the business context and create sustainable and innovative organizations. It also provides an interdisciplinary platform to highlight the importance of developing mindful organizations, business leaders, employees.

IRCM 2024 Brochure

About IIM Bodh Gaya

The Indian Institutes of Management have been the archetype of management schooling in India since their foundation after our independence in 1947. IIMs are perceived as the most prestigious and elite B-schools in India which lay emphasis on practical experience and critical thinking instead of rote learning and conventional academic schedule. Building on the grand heritage of the IIM brand, IIM Bodh Gaya fosters a culture and curriculum whose sole purpose is to create socially responsible managers and emotionally mature leaders. A dynamic curriculum in consonance with academics and industry experts provides the students with the opportunities to master new skills and explore diverse perspectives. Apart from the conventional classroom setup, IIM Bodh Gaya lays emphasis on practical learning as students partake in case studies, sessions with industry experts, live projects, etc. The institute’s thrust on meaningful research is evident through the credentials and accomplishments of its faculty that has publications in ABDC and Scopus listed journals of repute. In a short span of time, IIM Bodh Gaya has strengthened its position in the corporate world, with its students contributing in illustrious business organizations of the country.

IIM Bodh Gaya acknowledges the significance of exposure to global standards and contemporary trends for enrichment of its students’ learning experience. In order to bring that international exposure and cultural diversity to the campus, the institute has established collaborations with several reputed institutions in France, Venezuela, Russia, Mexico, Italy and S. Korea while discussions are underway with many other international universities across the globe.

Historically, the eastern part of the country has been an eminent seat of learning with ancient universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila where learners from all over the world congregated for pursuit of knowledge. Having been recognized as a key Buddhist destination, Bodh Gaya attracts millions of tourists every year. An ancient seat of learning that represents one of the prominent paths to enlightenment, Bodh Gaya is home to Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and several other notable temples and monasteries. Nestled in Bodh Gaya is the iconic 80 ft. statue of Buddha and Indosan Nippon temple that was constructed in 1972 and has a gallery of Japanese art. This land of enlightenment continues to serve as a source of inspiration for IIM Bodh Gaya in its journey to become The Enlightening IIM.

Call for Papers

IIM Bodh Gaya invites management practitioners, faculty members, and research scholars to submit and present their research papers at its 2nd International Research Conference on Mindfulness 2024 (IRCM 2024) to be held from 8th to 10th February 2024. It is being organised in two parts. Pre-conference workshop would be held on 8th February 2024 and would include practice and discussion sessions on meditation and mindfulness practice interventions. Conference presentations will be held from 9th to 10th February 2024.

Prospective authors are cordially invited to shape the conference through submissions of their research ideas and papers. High quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas on the theme of Mindfulness for Sustainable Business and Innovation, including but not limited to different areas of management, would be considered for presentation at the conference. Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and adopting to the New Normal, the conference is planned to be held in hybrid mode. Authors should submit original, unpublished research papers, which are not under publication with any journal. Selected papers will be invited for revision and review for publication in ABDC ranked, Scopus and Web of Science journals/special issue.

The themes for the conference are as follows:
  • Eastern and Western Philosophy of Mindfulness
  • Developing Mindful Workplace
  • Mindfulness for Employee Well-being
  • Organizational Mindfulness
  • Mindful Leadership
  • CSR, Sustainability and Mindfulness
  • Mindful Marketing and Consumption
  • Mindfulness in Quality, Reliability and Customer Service
  • Mindfulness in Business Continuity and Preparedness
  • Mindfulness for Triple Bottom-line (People, Planet and Profits).
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Interventions
  • Mindfulness for Creativity and Innovation
  • Green Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness in the Use of Social Media and Technology
  • Mindfulness in Uncertain Times (VUCA)

Conference schedule and important dates

Events Dates
Last date for submission (only full paper submissions)November 1st, 2023
Declaration of acceptance of paperNovember 20th, 2023
Registration start dateNovember 21st, 2023
Registration closing dateJanuary 15th, 2024
Pre-conference workshopFebruary 08th, 2024
Conference presentationsFebruary 9th and 10th, 2024

Submissions & Fees

Registration Fees for Conference

ParticularsIndia & SAARC Nations
Other Countries
Delegates from Industry8000 + GST140 + GST
Delegates from Academia6000 + GST115 + GST
Research Scholars / Students4500 + GST80 + GST
*Registration Fee does not include accommodation.
For attending the conference: 3000 INR + GST.

Registration Fees for Conference + Workshop

ParticularsIndia & SAARC Nations
Other Countries
Delegates from Industry10000 + GST180 + GST
Delegates from Academia7500 + GST150 + GST
Research Scholars / Students5500 + GST100 + GST
*Registration Fee does not include accommodation.
For attending the conference: 3000 INR + GST.

Registration Fees for Workshop

ParticularsIndia & SAARC Nations
Other Countries
Delegates from Industry4000 + GST80 + GST
Delegates from Academia3000 + GST50 + GST
Research Scholars / Students2000 + GST30 + GST
*Registration Fee does not include accommodation.
For attending the conference: 3000 INR + GST.

Organizing Committee

Conference Conveners : Dr. Vinita S. Sahay
Director, IIM Bodh Gaya, India

Dr Nidhi Mishra
Assistant Professor, IIM Bodh Gaya
Chairperson, Samatvam – The Mindfulness Centre, IIMBG
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Dr Remya Lathabhavan
Assistant Professor, IIM Bodh Gaya
Chairperson, Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee, IIM BG
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Area coordinators:Dr. Chandan Prasad - Marketing
Dr. Manaswita Bharadwaja - HR&OB
Dr. Samant Saurabh- Information System
Programme committee:Dr. Raveesh K.
Dr. Amresh Kumar
Dr. Anirban Sengupta
Dr. Chiranjit Das
Dr. Madan Lal Yadav
Dr. Prabhat Ranjan
Dr. Sabyasachi Mohapatra
Dr. Medha Srivastava

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