Call for papers (10th Volume of the Annual Research Journal of SCMS Pune)

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune (SCMS) of Symbiosis International(Deemed University), (SIU) is one of the premier institutions for the undergraduate management education in India.

Health and the well-being of humans was never so fragile as it is today. The scale of the pandemic is unprecedented. This is an extra ordinary time to learn, unlearn and relearn, as the pandemic has drastically changed the role of teachers, pedagogies, curriculum, schools and universities. Newer methods are now needed to be adopted so as to keep the process of learning going on. But at the same time, this new normal has thrown several challenges. Uncertainty has itself become the new certainty.

Teachers of higher education now need to be increasingly tech savvy. Mentoring and monitoring students, new and fast changing technology, online pedagogy and evaluation are now posing greater challenges to the teaching fraternity. Even though distance learning, online education, open education is not new, but, the degree of readiness for rapid transition to an all-online environment was highly unequal across countries and institutions

Different approaches to pedagogies like- blended learning, collaborative approach to construction of knowledge, use of multimedia, open educational resources, new forms of assessments, self-directed and non-formal online learning are few of the approaches followed by many teachers/ institutions/ universities.

There are no straight answers to a few of the questions like-Which teaching methods is the most effective? How could knowledge sharing through online education impact students’ skill development and formation? What is the effectiveness of online counselling to students? Which pedagogy, curriculum, evaluation system is the most effective? And the list could go on.

For the students also, in addition to missing their on-campus learning experience, they have started suffering from various mental health problems. The abrupt closure of campuses and the rapid switch to online education has disrupted students’ lives all over the world and they are facing a multitude of challenges economically, emotionally and psychologically.

In pursuant to the above challenges SCMS Pune for their " Tenth volume of the Annual Research Journal of SCMS Pune” is inviting original research papers, case studies, reflection papers, short term papers, review papers on the broad theme “Re-calibrating the role of Teachers/Educational Institutions/Universities in the Pandemic Era”.

The above issue seeks to answer few of the challenges faced by higher educators due to this pandemic and how did they overcome them.

The Journal is indexed in Open J-gate, Indian Citation Index (ICI) which is also a part of the combined metric for publication to be considered by NIRF.

We are inviting

Full Length Papers which include mainly accomplished research results and should have a length of 3,000 – 5000 words.

Short Term Papers mostly composed of work in progress reports or fresh developments and should be 2,500 – 3000 words in length.

Reflection Papers/Review Papers which might review recent research literature pertaining to a particular problem or approach, indicating findings suggestions with justification, Length should be 1500- 2000words.

Case Studies can go from 1500-2000 words with proper justifications and case notes

References must be in APA style

For further details please refer to :

Please refer here for author guidelines

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline : 30 th October 2021

Notification to Authors : 2 nd November 2021

First review : 30 st November 2021

Second review : 31 st December 2021

Publication date : January 2022

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Inspired by the ideals of 'Vishwa Bharati' of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and with a deep desire to help foreign students, an idea of 'Symbiosis' was conceived by Dr. S. B. Mujumdar in the year 1971 The motto of Symbiosis is 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' and truly for the foreign students at Pune, it is a 'Home away from Home’. Symbiosis is a multi-lingual, multi- national, multi -cultural educational complex of international repute comprising of institutes imparting training in diverse disciplines at several campuses. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) was accredited and awarded Grade 'A' by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) established by the University Grants Commission of India.

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS) is a department functioning under Symbiosis International (Deemed University). The journey of SCMS began at Pune in 2004 and it has seen a progressive growth every year in terms of curriculum design and student intake. With state of the art infrastructure and a fully operational campus, SCMS-Pune is emerging as an internationally recognized fully integrated management institute of higher learning. The institute seeks to inculcate a spirit of lifelong learning and aspires to strengthen the capabilities of the students by integrating concepts with applications and values. The institute strives to develop an innovative academic environment through the synergy between faculty, students, industry and technology. The institute encourages constant interaction with the industry and other leading management/ research institutes.