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Effects of globalisation

A one-day seminar on the topic ‘Globalisation and Indian Society: Challenges and Prospects’ was organised by the School of Social Science of Rani Channamma University at its Vidya Sangama campus in Belgaum on Wednesday.

Inaugurating the seminar, Vice-Chancellor B.R. Ananthan observed that globalisation had resulted in development of newer systems of management, while the traditional practices were pushed back in the process. The recent decades were also marked by the development of a multi-cultural environment and host of opportunities opening up for the educated and skilled hands. He pointed out that modern technological developments had affected every sphere of human life. But, even while enhancing the quality of life, these developments had also caused cultural shocks, which were the real challenges before sociologists, who were expected to analyse and come out with proper solutions.

In his keynote address, C.A. Somshekarappa, Dept. of Studies in Sociology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, said globalisation could never be complete if it was meant for the development of only a few. Unless a majority of the nations and its people were included in the globalisation process, it would be counter-productive and end up with few beneficiaries, resulting in widening the gaps between the haves and have-nots.

Organising secretary and Director of School of Social Sciences, D.R. Albal, and faculty member K.B. Chandrika gave a bird’s eyeview of the seminar. Around 150 delegates attended the event. More than 110 research papers were presented on the occasion.

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