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About Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University is a leading Indian institution offering its students a unique amalgamation of professional and academic excellence. In the QS Asia Rankings 2022, CU made a remarkable debut and ranked among the top 1.7% universities of the continent. The university is among the top 5% institutes in India to be accredited with the prestigious A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). At Chandigarh University, a wide spectrum of programs paired with flexibility, experiential learning and interdisciplinary orientation emancipate our students to explore their interests and pursue their dream careers. Here, we groom students to be socially sensitive by intellectually challenging them through our contemporary diverse culture.

The University provides a global perspective to facilitate our students with international learning opportunities through partnerships with more than 350+ top ranked universities worldwide. Chandigarh University has a cosmopolitan, friendly and inclusive atmosphere. It provides optimal learning experiences and services that lead to student success.

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About Guru Nanak Chair for Studies in Universal Advancement

The Guru Nanak Chair for Studies in Universal Advancement has been established in the year 2020. The Chair was established to th commemorate the 550 birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The chair has been established to undertake studies on the relevance of the Philosophy and teachings of the Great Guru for the welfare based progress of the whole humanity. It provides a multidisciplinary platform for quality research along with publication and propagation of the knowledge thus generated. In particular, the chair undertakes research in the areas of gender equality & women empowerment, inter faith dialogue, environment & sustainability and socio-economic inclusiveness. The Chair also organizes special lectures, symposia and seminars for disseminating Guru Nanak's Philosophy to the forums of professional historians, national and international youths periodically and delivers popular lectures in the colleges and schools of India.

About University School of Business

University School of Business (USB) is amongst the leading B-Schools of India, which has earned recognition for its exceptional composition of teaching and experiential learning. The competency directed curriculum uses latest inputs from the industry and best leading B-Schools worldwide. The MBA program offered by the USB is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The attribute that makes learning business management exclusive at USB is its specialized teaching-learning approach coupled with research outcomes, industry focus and entrepreneurial zeal backed by world-class facilities. The school has positioned at rank 45 in NIRF Ranking, 2021.

About the Conference

International Conference on Inter-disciplinary Approaches towards Socio Economic Inclusiveness for Sustainable Development (ICSISD-2022) will be organized virtually by University School of Business under the aegis of Guru Nanak Chair for Studies in Universal Advancement with United Nations Academic Impact ( An Intiative of United Nations, USA), Curtin University, Australia and University of North Alabama, USA on June 3-4, 2022. The conference is aligned to UNESCO agenda of promoting socio-inclusiveness and sustainable development especially in the context of the developing countries. Also, in the Indian context, social inclusion seems to be an important factor for the development of the nation and society. Therefore, creating a sustainable growth model for the world is the primary objective of the conference.

Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s teachings are eternal and are more pertinent in today's scenario in the context of socio-economic inclusivity and sustainable development. His core social guidance is to rise above personal and social prejudice and discrimination to attain self-sufficiency, fairness, inclusivity, progress and social justice. In today’s world, growing emphasis on energy intensive industrialization, untrammeled economic growth and shareholder’s profit maximization has resulted in mounting pollution, deterioration of resources, climate change, and social inequality. In the face of a rapidly changing global economic landscape and increasing inequalities, changing direction is critical for addressing the economic, social and environmental dimensions of development in a systematic and holistic manner. This requires considerable emphasis on inclusive, sustainable and resilient economic growth, and the effective integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. This is perspicuously articulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to achieve inclusive, people-centric and sustainable development with no one left behind. Guru Ji gave the path breaking directive for an inclusive society and sustainable development 550 years ago. His principles “Sangat, pangat and Langar” means get-together of noble and good people who sit and eat together in the same row and free food is served to all people without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, religion, gender etc.; “Kirat Karo-Wand Chako” means to share the fruits of one’s labor with others before considering oneself, thus living as an inspiration and a support to the entire community and Pawan Guru Paani Pita Mata Dharat Mahat” means wind is the teacher, water is the father, and earth is the great mother are more relevant today than ever before.

We wish all relevant policy makers, think-tank specialists, corporate leaders, academic researchers, and doctoral scholars to participate and contribute in this conference. We expect to propose some important suggestions to the Govt. of India and United Nations for implementation in the area of Socio-Economic Inclusiveness and Sustainable Development of the society as an outcome of the conference.