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2nd Doctoral Colloquium 2019
Management, Engineering, Computer Science, Design, Life Sciences & Law
24th May 2019
Doctoral Collquium 2019
The Doctoral Colloquium is a forum for Ph.D. scholars to interact and exchange their ideas with experienced researchers and practitioners. The first doctoral colloquium was organised in 2017. Doctoral Colloquium 2019 intends to provide an opportunity to doctoral scholars in management, engineering, computer science & Law who want to present, publish and pursue a career in academics to discuss their synopsis/abstract/thesis work. All topics and methodological approaches within the broad field of management, economics, computer science & information technology, engineering, law, design and health sciences will be considered to present during the colloquium. The participants will be benefitted by keynote addresses on latest research studies in management, economics and information technology from eminent scholars of leading institutes.
About UPES
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. With an ambitious vision and unique approach, UPES emerged as an innovative institution offering industry-focused specialized graduate, post graduate and doctoral programs in key areas such as Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation, Engineering, Information Technology, Design, Planning & Architecture, Public policy, Legal Studies and Management Studies. Founded by prominent educationalists and industry experts; UPES is committed to maintain high standards in providing quality education. The university endeavours to be recognized as “University with A Purpose” with a progressive vision of creating specialized professionals in the Core sectors that can contribute in the economic growth of the country. The university's objective is to develop competent technocrats, professionals and managers who are ready to join the core industries.
School of Business (SoB)

SoB combines all the facets of management and economics principles to provide graduate and post graduate programs that are focused on the vital domains of Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation, Analytics, Economics & International Business. SOB is a bouquet of 10 MBA programs and 12 BBA programs and MA (Energy Economics) programme. Most of the PG and UG programs at UPES are well established and have been receiving encouraging response from recruiters. Combining general management studies with sector specific inputs, these management programs empower participants to effect change in the core sectors powering India's economic growth. At present, more than 100 research scholars are pursuing Ph.D. in Management. SOB also offers executive MBA programs in Oil & Gas, Power, Infrastructure and Logistics & Supply Chain Management.

School of Engineering (SoE)

UPES School of Engineering offers B.Tech, MTech and PhD programs across a wide spectrum of specialization areas. These includes Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy Systems, Geo-Science Engineering, Automotive Design Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Disaster Management, Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Fire Safety Engineering, Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and several others. The curriculum of these programs include sector centric knowledge along with theories pertaining to the future of the core industries. The students are introduced to the real world and taken for industrial visits in order to improve their learning curve and acquaint them with the chosen sector. Through an interactive teaching methodology, SoE allows the student to explore, discover and understand various aspects of the respective core sectors.

School of Computer Science (SoCS)

SoCS develops and trains the students with Information Technology platform skills essential for the IT professionals. SoCS Offers 15 specialized B.Tech CSF programs in association with IBM India, 2 specialized B.Tech CSE programs in association with Xebia and M.Tech CSE program with specialization in Artificial Intelligence and BCA program. These programs are expected to add to the inclination of recruiters towards the students ready and aligned with skills required for the IT industry. Currently more than 90 research scholars are pursuing Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering.

School of Law (SoL)

The contribution of UPES Dehradun to legal education is a decade-odd effort on its part toward excellence. Since its inception, UPES School of Law (SOL) has made its presence felt due to the manifold achievements to its credit, e.g. performance of its students vis-à-vis moot court, publication, event participation, to name few among them. SOL has had LL.B. programme in combination of commerce, management, natural science, social science, and engineering as well; with specialization in cyber laws, intellectual property, corporate laws, media and entertainment laws, energy law, etc. There are programmes of higher education, e.g. LL.M. and Ph.D. where next-generation stakeholders of legal academics are groomed to succeed the present generation. There are veteran academicians to grace Faculty of Law who groom researchers and students alike.

School of Health Sciences (SoHS)

School of Health Sciences is the new addition to UPES. The School is starting four new programs from academic session 2019-20 in pharmaceutical sciences, food & nutrition, and health care management. As the school grows, the contemporary and futuristic areas in field of health sciences would be added. The focus of the school is to prepare intellectuals and workforce for the science and technologies which are expected to enter the market in the coming years. The research centric interdisciplinary approach in areas of pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacy practice, drug discovery, drug delivery technologies, medicinal and aromatic plants, natural products, biotechnology, traditional systems of medicine, food sciences, nutrition, nutraceuticals, technology applications in health sciences, health care, Intellectual property & health care laws is expected to create a state of art facility for a unique blend of professionals to work on health science research.

School of Design (SoD)

With the increasing focus on innovation, creativity and exemplary vision on the future of design, UPES started it’s School of Design (SoD) in 2013. A design school set in the backdrop of engineering, future technology and art SoD is unique in It's Industry focussed course structures and building entrepreneurial skills in its students and focusses on developing a culture of learning by doing. Keeping in view the increasing requirement of commercially viable and technically advanced designs today, SoD offers the following Programs at the B. Des and M. Des Level- Industrial and Product Design, Transportation and Mobility Design, Interiors and Retail Space Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Animation and VFX, Gaming.

Our Partner
Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, established in 1930 by the Servants of India Society, is the oldest research and training institute in Economics in the country. It is dedicated to research into the socio-economic dimensions of the Indian society, and carries forward the legacy of Gopal Krishna Gokhale who founded the Servants of India Society in 1905 with a view to promote education and develop capabilities among Indians for the governance of the nation after it had attained its political independence. Over the decades, the Institute has established strong credentials in empirical and analytical research.
Call for Papers
The Colloquium is open to all doctoral scholars who have commenced research on their thesis and enrolled with a university recognized by UGC/MHRD/AICTE or IIT/IIM. Only one synopsis/abstract per candidate is allowed; co-authorship with faculty is permitted. The manuscript should not have been published, or accepted for publication, in any academic journal/ conference proceedings. Scholars who are currently pursuing Ph.D. or submitted thesis/ awarded with Ph.D. degree on or after 31st August 2018 are eligible.

All papers have to be submitted through easy chair.

Issues and Challenges of Infrastructure Management

Economic and Policy Implications of Business

Financial Sector Research

Production and Operations

Logistics & Supply Chain

Energy Trading

Corporate Strategy and Policy

Entrepreneurship Development

Organizational Behavior

Human Resource Management

International Business

Port and Shipping

Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

Disaster Management

Rural Development

Industrial Relations

Business Analytics

Advanced Material for Energy Storage

Sustainable Energy Harvesting and Use

Planning of Natural Disaster Resilient Smart Cities

Process Safety and Loss Prevention in Chemical Industry

Application of Advanced Nano Composites

Sustainable Water Use and Management

Solar Thermal Technologies and Energy Storage

Nano Fluids and Micro Turbines

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Forest Fires: Prevention, Monitoring, Control and Management

Carbon capture and Sequestration

Computer Science

Advances in Machine Learning

Data Sciences & Informatics

Green Computing and Networking

Open Source Systems & Standards

Smart & Automotive Technologies

Cyber Physical Systems, Security

Life Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Medicinal Chemistry

Natural Products

New Drug Delivery Systems

Nano Drug Delivery

Pharmacology and Toxicology


QbD approach in Pharma and Healthcare sector and its Impact


AI and Machine Learning for Health Care and Pharma & Food Processing industry

Food Technology



Intellectual Property in Pharma and Health Care

Health Care, Drugs and Cosmetics, Pharmacy, Health Insurance related Laws

Regulatory Affairs

Hospital and Health Care Management

Medical Tourism

Energy Law and Policy

Corporate Insolvency

Media and Entertainment Laws

Law and Technology


Rethinking Urbanisation

Future of Design

Inclusivity in Design

Designing for Sustainability

Keynote Speakers
Registration Details
For Indian Delegate: Rs. 3000/-

For Foreign Delegate: US $ 50/-

Registration Fee is non-refundable and includes the colloquium kit, high tea and lunch. It is to be paid through RTGS/NEFT in favour of

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies,
SB A/C No. 95958777777780
YES Bank, Ground Floor, 56, Rajpur Road Dehradun
IFSC Code: YESB0000115
Awards and Publication
The best presenters for each track will be awarded with Prizes.

The Colloquium Proceedings will be published in the form of an ISBN Book and the selected best publication will be published in Scopus indexed journal.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines for Synopsis/Abstract
Kindly refer to the following guidelines before submitting your manuscript:
The manuscript should contain the following:
Important Dates
Submission of Manuscript : May 15, 2019
Acceptance of Manuscript : May 17, 2019
Registration / Fee Submission : May 19, 2019
(* The last date for the submission of Registration Form is 19th May 2019)
Doctoral Colloquium : May 24, 2019
How to Reach
By Taxi/Auto
After reaching the Airport / Railway Station / ISBT, Taxi or Auto will be available 24 Hours. The tare for taxi is approx Rs 1200/- (from Airport) and approx Rs. 500 (from Railway Station/ISBT)

By Private Vehicle
From Bus Stand please follow the following sequence:
Bus Stand -- Niranjanpur Mandi (3 KM) -- Rohan Motorts (1 KM) -- Bailiwala Chowk (2 KM) -- Ballupur Chowk (2 KM) -- IMA (3KM) -- Prem Nagar (3 KM) -- Nanda Ki Chowki (2 KM) – Kandoli / Bidholi (10 KM) UPES Campus

From Railway Station please follow the following sequence:
Railway Station -- Sahrarpur Chowk (1 KM) -- Bailiwala Chowk (2 KM) -- Ballupur Chowk (2 KM) -- IMA (3KM) -- Prem Nagar (3 KM) -- Nanda Ki Chowki (2 KM) – Kandoli / Bidholi (10 KM) UPES Campus
Contact Us
For General Enquiry
School of Business
Dr. Hiranmoy Roy
Phone: 07895185701
School of Law
Dr. Shikha Dimri
Phone: 09719967103
School of Computer Science
Dr. Rashmi Sharma
Phone: 07060249966
School of Design
Dr Anirban Chowdhary
Phone: 9769908035
School of Engineering
Dr Jitendra Yadav
Phone: 08192992399
School of Life Sciences
Dr Neeraj Mahindroo
Phone: 09816017554