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CMEP – 1

CMEP – 1 Conference Program Schedule

About the Conference

Contemporary issues pertaining to management education and practices are the major focuses of the conference. Pragmatically, the conference intends to provide the community of academics, professionals, and researchers an avenue to exchange ideas on how best to incorporate contemporary management practices into higher education, teaching, learning, research, and organizational management.

Changes are always taking place in the field of managerial education and practices, whether it is at the local or global levels. Some of these changes are unique and may incur special interests whereas others are problematic and may demand contextually workable solutions.

The quick development of new information and communication technologies and their expanding relevance to a range of functions and demands in higher managerial education have opened up tremendous potentials for expanding access to this field of study. Given these current developments, possibilities, and difficulties, higher education must constantly re-evaluate its models, methodological approaches, and conceptions. It also suggests that new, evidence-based priorities for future growth must be developed.

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Acknowledging this need to develop timely awareness to rapid, and yet hazy changing contexts, the conference organizers expects to add meaningful understanding in this area of higher education and development through collectively shared ideas and experiences from around the country. Experiences suggest that postsecondary management education has a significant influence on Nepal’s growth and capacity to sustain it. Universities’ research and community involvement initiatives have a direct influence on regional and global development. Through teaching and research, for instance, higher education can initiate development activities through the creation, absorption and dissemination of knowledge. Such exercise in higher education inherently empower youth, and sometimes offer wider cultural and political benefits so as to develop strong nation states and global networks. The role of higher education and research for development, thus, is highly acknowledged in the world of academia.

Further, higher managerial education, teaching, learning and researching inherently hold responsibility to minimize challenges allied to sustainable development. It could be viable through few meaningful initiatives for increased awareness of a just and sustainable future when integral to higher education.

In ‘CMEP – I’, the presenters and attendees will discuss and reflect upon the following questions:

Where are today’s management education and practices heading to?
How should leaders in the domains of contextual management practices prepare themselves for contemporary and future challenges?
How are management academic institutions preparing their students to face contemporary and future challenges?
How practitioners in areas of management are perceiving the increasing trend of using new technology and information system in management?

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Objectives of the Conference​

Experiences indicate that tertiary management education have important impact on development and its sustainability in Nepal. The research and community engagement activities of universities can readily impact local and national development. Thus, the objective of this conference is to share and making dialogue on the Contemporary Management Education and practices within the management practitioners for sustainable management development.

Themes for Paper Presentation ​

  • Management Functions

  • Management Theories and Practices

  • Information Systems and Technology in Management

  • Curricula Pedagogical Practices in Management Education

  • Digital Education in Management

  • Future Management Practices

  • Management and Climate Change

  • Philosophy of Management

Keynote Speakers

Bijay KC, PhD

PhD in Management (Delhi University, India), MBA (Temple University, Philadelphis, USA), M.Com (Tribhuvan University, Nepal). 

Prior work experience: Worked as Dean of Kathmandu University School of Management from 1991/93 to 2005/06 and from 2017/18 to 2019/20. Professor and Dean at South Asian Institute of Management from 2006/07 to 2016/17. Prof. K.C. has served Kathmandu University as a member of Senate and Academic Council, Faculty Board on different occasions. He Has also been a visiting professor at the Management School of the University of Lancaster for a term. 
Professor K.C. has conducted research, training and consulting services in areas of finance, general management to various organizations. He is life-time member of Management Association of Nepal (MAN) and Fulbright Alumni Association. He is also a member of Transparency International Nepal (TI Nepal) and a member of Executive Board of Association of Management Development Institutes of South Asia (AMDISA). He has also served as a member of Peer Review Team regarding South Asian Quality Assurance (SAQS) accreditation of Business schools in India and Pakistan (team leader). 


Prof. Biju Kumar Thapalia, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Management

Purbanchal University

Biratnagar, Nepal

PhD in Supply Chain Management (Molde University, Norway), MS in Logistics (Norway), MBA (Gauhati University, India) Dr. Thapalia is a Professor of Management at Purbanchal University School of Management, Nepal. His area of specialization is Supply Chain Management and Operations Research. He keeps an interest in the following subjects- Mathematical modeling, Logistics, International Business, Strategic management, and Business Development. He is presently leading research projects in different areas of management. He has multiple publications under his name and widely travels for academic research and conferences. He presently teaches MPhil, and MBA programs and supervises Ph.D. and MPhil research work. Presently he is the Chairperson of the MAN Koshi Province Chapter. He also engages in the development of incubation centers, mentoring startups, and doing social projects for the community.

Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University (KU), an independent, not-for-profit, public university, is a higher education institution established in December 1991, to offer “quality education for leadership.”  The vision is “to become a world-class university devoted to bringing knowledge and technology to the service of mankind”. KU runs seven schools, out of these Kathmandu University School of Management is the parental organization of this conference which is pursuing its mission and vision: management education, management training and continuing learning, management consulting and management research. 

Department of Management Informatics and Communication

This conference is organized by the Department of Management Informatics and Communication (DoMIC) under of KU SOM. DoMIC is a multidisciplinary department offering bachelors program, Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS), a program that includes subjects related to management, communication, and information. The program is being run in collaboration with various Schools at KU; other graduate and post-graduate programs are also being planned. The Department also provides teaching service to different schools at the University, and has been working to provide opportunities for other scholars through opportunities for higher-level professional training and continuing education.


Little Angels’ College of Management

Little Angels’ College of Management(LACM) stands on the strong foundation of the academically reputed institution of Little Angels’ Education Group(LAEG). We firmly believe in the holistic development of our students through interactive teaching learning, engagement in the broader network of career and placement and pioneer programs such as BBA, BBIS and BHM. We strongly recommend and implement case study, research dissemination, seminar, workshops etc in our regular teaching learning. In addition to this, our own business incubation center-Business Clinic has been helping student entrepreneurs and local micro-SMEs for business inception and development. Besides, LAEG and its consortium has numerous Hotels and Resorts to help our graduates for  dignified jobs placement .

Nepal College of Management

Nepal College of Management, a not-for-profit organization, has been relentlessly working in the best interest of serving the students aligning with the slogan “Striving for Excellence”. The two programs run by the college, BBA and BHM, prepares students for the cutting-edge competition in this globalized world by blending theoretical and practical modality of learning. Adhering to the new dimensions in academics, NCM prepares for the students’ holistic development through research-based learning, case study, industrial visits, and corporate interaction, internships, and counseling by experts.


Call for Abstract

April 13 – May 13

Abstract Review

May7 – May 13

Decision Letter

May 10 – May 13

Conference Registration(Presenter)

May 10 – May 15

Full Paper Submission

May 10 – May 15

Conference Registration(Participants)

May 10 – May 17

Conference Day

May 19

Major Events ​
Keynote Speech: Prof. Dr. Bijay K.C.
Panel Discussion
Paper Presentation

Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa
Kathmandu University


Prof. Dr. Achyut Wagle
Kathmandu University


Prof. Dr. Devi Bidari,

Conference Chair

Khagendra Acharya

Khagendra Acharya , Associate Professor

Local Chair

Durga Prasad Dhakal, Assistant Professor

Conference Director

Haris Adhikari

Conference Communication

Birendra Vaidya

Sponsorship and Marketing Team

Bibhu Ratna Tuladhar

Sponsorship and Marketing Team

Yash Raj Lamsal

Conference Communication

Punya Koirala

Conference Communication

Ramesh Ghimire

Conference Communication

Gita Phuyal Karki

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