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ITIHAS-The Journal of Indian Management is committed to publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles that have a high impact on the management field as a whole. The journal encourages new ideas or new perspectives on existing research. The journal covers all the managerial levels. It is purely Peer- Blind Review based published quarterly. Now the journal is under SCOPUS Evaluation and got Impact Factor with GIF, and other autonomous organizations. The aim of the Journal is to provide a scholastic platform to professionals, researchers and academicians associated with the field of Management all over the world in which research in alternative paradigms for Management could be presented and debated.

Economic development signs to growth of new organizations further which brings competition in the industrial environment. Since, every company that starts business operations dream to be forward without creating gaffes. Currently, organizations tend to be rely upon its flair in managing knowledge to achieve the foremost objectives. Organizations themselves creating importance of knowledge management in the mind of personnel have to organize, acquire, create, share and re-use knowledge through its practices to get the purpose achieved. The paper “Exploration of Knowledge Management aligning to its practices in Indian service Sector” emphasized on key knowledge management practices (organizing, acquisition, creation, sharing and re-use) to deliberate an edifice which can further comfort to plan and install a successful knowledge management system.

In India, healthcare sector is playing a predominant role in terms of revenue and employment. India is the destination for patients across the boundaries. With the increasing demand, quality service is becoming a dominant success factor to sustain in the global competition. The survival and sustainment of the organisation depends on competencies possessed by their employees. The paper “Competency Mapping of Ward Clerks – An empirical study at Christian Medical College, Vellore attempted to know the significant difference in the competencies possessed by the ward clerks based on their experience.

Competencies are derived from specific job families within the organization and are often grouped around categories such as strategy, relationships, innovation, leadership, risk-taking, decision-making, emotional intelligence, etc. The paper “An Overview on Competency Mapping” explained about the advantages and disadvantages of and steps involved in implementing competency model.

Infrastructure sector is a key driver for the Indian economy. The sector is highly responsible for propelling India’s overall development and enjoys intense focus from Government for initiating policies that would ensure time-bound creation of world class infrastructure in the country. GMR Group is a leading global infrastructure conglomerate with interests in Airport, Energy, Transportation and Urban Infrastructure. The paper “Economic Value Added and Market Value Added GMR Infrastructure Limited – an Analytical Study analyzed its shareholders value creation through Economic Value Added and Market Value Added.

Historically in India, persons with disabilities enjoyed co-existence, though at different times, the treatment and attitudes were at variance. Out of all the types of disabilities, an intellectual disability poses greater challenges than the other types. The families of persons with intellectual disabilities do also have needs different from others, which cannot be segregated from the needs of children with intellectual disability. The paper “A Study on the Education for Intellectually Disabled Children in India” focused on Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All), and other practices.

Human being is the beginning and end of every organized society within the state or within the international community. Hence the realization of human rights should be the goal of every state. The subject of human rights has been evoking public interest all over the world. The interest in the subject is not only confined to the people of upper circle concerned with the affairs of the state. The paper “A Study on the Human Rights in India” focused on the human rights of women in India and also on how all the fundamental rights given to the women are being violated in India, by focusing on the various crimes done against them.

E-commerce has become a disruptive force by bringing in a lot of modifications in the existing business models and leading to customer satisfaction. Its showing tremendous growth rate fuelled by boom in telecom and internet connections. Industries like travelling, banking, media, advertising, retailing have utilized the benefits being provided by E-commerce. The paper “Evolution, Growth and Challenges in E-commerce Industry : A Case of Indiawill try to understand the different trends in the E-commerce industry, the factors of its boom and lastly the challenges underlying.

Banking sector is one of the vital financial pillars of Indian economy. The liberalization policy has affected the competitiveness of banks due to the global pressures resulting into combination of Human Resource Management with business policies. The survey by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Indian Bank’s Association (IBA) report that the Indian banking industry will face two upcoming challenges that is an economically viable solution for financial inclusion and human resources framework in next one decade. The paper “A Study on HRM Practices In Public Sector Banks” provided an insight to such innovations, related to Human Resource Management with the help of a primary study based on the viewpoints of HR managers of different Indian banks both from public sector.

Human resource planning determines the human resources required by the organization to achieve its strategic goals. As defined by it is ‘the process for ensuring that the human resource requirements of an organization are identified and plans are made for satisfying those requirements’. Human resource planning is based on the belief that people are an organization’s most important strategic resource. The paper “Human Resource Planning Practice: The case of Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Head Officeassessed the practice of human resource planning in the case of commercial bank of Ethiopia.

Today whatever education one had acquired, one has to be trained in many skills, including soft skills for being employable. Once you gain employment in any sector, your education becomes obsolete in a very short span. This is due to the impact of technology development. In a globalized environment, competition has become so severe that only organization which imbibes excellent management practices survives and prospers over along range of time. The paper “A Study on the Training Activities in Hospitality Industry in Hyderabad” is addressed the training activities carried out in hospital industry.


With best wishes,


Prof. Neelakantam Tatikonda


ITIHAS - The Journal of Indian Management