National Seminar organized by Dept. of Computer Science
The National Seminar was organized by the Department of Computer Science on the 30th November 2006. This National Seminar was an opportune occasion. It was organized as a part of the Mumbai Universities Sesquicentennial celebrations. It gave an opportunity to the academics particularly from Computer, IT, Commerce and Economics disciplines to interact with the industry (Banks, Financial Institutions and SMEs) and the practicing people on the theme of national importance.
The theme was about 'emerging risk sensitive banking'. The year 2007 marks the comprehensive adoption of Basel II classification of risks and norms about capital adequacy as also regulatory and supervisory framework of risk management for doing competitive business by the Indian commercial banks. The seminar gave thrust on 'Operational Risk' and that too in the context of SME credit supply and how Information Technology could be used to aid in resolving this Risk. The concept of operational risk is recently introduced to the banks through Basel II and "SME credit supply" had been the latest focus as seen in RBI's policy as well as in the directives of the Finance inistry last year. The Chief Guest of the seminar was Mr. P. K. Biswas, Executive Director R.B.I. The Guest of Honour was Mr. K. Unnikrishnan, Sr. Vice-President - Policy in Indian Banks' Association (IBA), Mumbai -the Apex body of ankers in India. The speakers of the seminar were eminent personalities from the respective fields. The seminar was ttended by 80 delegates who comprised of professionals from Industry, Bank and Academics. This event was sponsored by the University of Mumbai, ICICI Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Aresol Pvt. Ltd. Infrsoft Tech., The Vishweshwar Sahakari Bank Ltd., Pratap Cooperative Bank Ltd., The Cosmos Bank.