A state-level seminar is being proposed during the last week of October, 2013.


The P. G Department of IR&PM and the IR&PM Alumni Association organized a Two day National Conference on “Perspectives on Employment Relations” and organized Alumni meet on 23rd Dec 2012. The Sub themes of the Conference included areas like: • Employer-Employee Relations at the plant-level • Contract Labour and Employment Relations • Strategic HR and Business • Role of the New Actors in Industrial Relations • Innovations at Workplace and Business Excellence • New Methods of Manufacturing and Work Organization at the firm-level • Employment Relations in the Service Sector • E Business Sustainability and Corporate Citizen Responsibility.

The conference was attended by around 200 Delegates, Academicians, Research Scholars and professionals from both Public and Private sector organisations across the country. Most of the delegates participated in the deliberations and presented their research papers. All these research papers were compiled in a souvenir , which was released by the Chief Guest Mr. Balaswamy Akala, former CMD Coal India Ltd. and Prof. J. K. Mohapatra, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the University in the inaugural function of the Conference.

Hon. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Jayanta Kumar Mohapatra hailed the Departmental members for organizing such a conference of national importance. Throwing light on the present day industrial Relations scenario he urged upon the actors of Industrial relations to work in harmony for the overall growth of the country. Further, he highlighted the importance of Research in the emerging areas in Employment Relations. Prof G.C Patro, Former Head of the Dept of I.R. & P.M., Berhampur University delivered the keynote address. Prof D.V. Giri, Organizing secretary of the Conference welcomed the dignitaries and delegates of the conference and introduced the theme of the conference. Prof. B. P. Rath , Registrar, Berhampur University and also Secretary of the I.R. & P.M. Alumni Association, BU proposed a vote of thanks.

The Conference started with a panel discussion on “Perspectives on Employment Relations”, with Prof. G. C. Patro as the moderator. Sri Ashok Kumar Sahu, GM (HR), NALCO , Shri, Parafulla Chandra Patnaik, Former President, Bank Emplyoyee’s Federation and a Trade Union leader, Dr. R.K.Dash DGM (HR), L&T Works, Kansbahal , Odisha and ,Shri Sanathan Biswal, a Labour Law Practioner in Rourkela participated in the discussions. In total three technical sessions were held (Two on 22 December, 2012 and one on 23 December, 2012) in which the participants presented their research papers. The valedictory function was held in the afternoon of 23 December, 2012. Prof. B. C. Choudhury , Chairman , P. G. Council , BU and Director, College Development Council , BU presided over the function. Sri Vinay Kumar, former Director (Personnel) NTPC was the chief Guest. Prof. S.C. Parida proposed vote of thanks.

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