About the Annual Research Session

Annual Research Session, Faculty of Commerce and Management – 2021 (ARSFCM – 2021) is organized by Faculty of Commerce and Management, Eastern University, Sri Lanka under the theme of ‘Configuring Opportunities Via Innovative Digatalization’ which is scheduled to be held on 24th September 2021 on Virtual Mode. This scholary forum provides the platform for research students, knowledge seekers and industrialists to exchange and share their knowledge, experiences, new ideas and research results about all aspects of business, management and economics while initiating the opportunities towards innovative digitalization.

Links to Join ARSFCM 2021

Inauguration Ceremony (9.30 a.m.) & Industrial Dialogue (2.00 p.m.)

Link: https://bit.ly/3nuhQwX
Meeting ID: 690 3740 6082
Passcode: Arsfcm-21
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Technical Sessions (11.00 a.m.)

Track 1: Management and Human Resource Management

Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/3cxmSTp
Meeting ID: 633 1401 2319
Passcode: MgtHrm-21
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Track 2: Accounting and Finance

Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/3xhpXk0
Meeting ID: 659 7581 9976
Passcode: AccFin-21
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Track 3: Entrepreneurship

Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/3DEhRnH
Meeting ID: 657 7651 0779
Passcode: ArsEnt-21
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Track 4: Marketing Management

Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/3nCmCIY
Meeting ID: 614 6500 5785
Passcode: ArsMkt-21
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Industrial Dialogue (2.00 p.m.)

Meeting Link: https://bit.ly/3nuhQwX
Meeting ID: 690 3740 6082
Passcode: Arsfcm-21
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Theme of the Symposium

“Configuring Opportunities via Innovative Digatalization”

Goal of the ARSFCM 2021

The ARSFCM – 2021, especially focuses on undergraduate students to submit their research papers on the topics in the field of management, commerce, and economics with the aim:

  • To open an avenue for students, academics, industry as well as practitioners to share their thoughts and views through valuable research findings.
  • To give a chance to undergraduates to share their interest with faculty, students and other stakeholders.
  • To gain experience presenting their work in a professional conference environment
  • To receive useful and constructive feedback on their research from eminent scholars and industrial experts.

Industrial Dialogue

The Industrial Dialogue will be one of the critical components in ARSFCM – 2021 where actors from industrial sector share and discuss their views and practices in business as well as community development.

Theme and Tracks

Theme of the Symposium

“Configuring Opportunities via Innovative Digatalization”

Theme of the Industrial Dialogue

“Configuring Opportunities in Post Covid 19 Era”


  • Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Commerce

Important Dates

Calling for papers open : 12th February 2021

Paper submission deadline : 12th April 2021  28th May 2021

Notification to Authors : 12th June 2021

Camera-ready copy submission deadline : 12th July 2021

Registration deadline : 12th August 2021

ARS Date : 24th November 2021

Paper Submission

Papers/Articles are invited on the theme and sub-theme of the conference. All selected and registered papers will be published in conference proceeding with ISBN.

Guidelines for paper submission

  • An electronic version of manuscript in MS Word must should be sent to arsfcm@esn.ac.lk & register on http://fcm.esn.ac.lk/arsfcm2021.
  • Manuscript should be of 5000 to 8000 words approximately.
  • All text should be single space with 1 inch margin on all sides. Use 12 point Times New Roman font with APA style Referencing.
  • The final paper should be accompanied by a declaration of the author that the contribution is his/her own work and it has not been published anywhere else.
  • Paper should cover Title of the paper, Author's name and designation, Email, Contact Number, Institute's Name and Address, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Scope and Objectives, Research Methodology, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Inference and Discussion, and Outcome.

Last date of registration: 12th August 2021

Registration Process:

All participants should register for ARSFCM 2021. Download registration form.
Dully completed registration form along with scanned copy of Bank Slip should be sent to arsfcm@esn.ac.lk

Payment Details:

Bursar, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
Account No: 227100140000024
Bank: Peoples Bank, Chenkalady


The ARSFCM-2021 will be held at the Auditorium of Faculty of Commerce and Management, Eastern University, Sri Lanka and via online mode (Zoom Application)

The following map indicates the venue of the Annual Research Session.


Chair of the ARSFCM 2021

Dr. S. Balendran

Secretary of the ARSFCM 2021

Mr. T. Dinesh

Advisory Committee :

Dr. S. JeyarajahDean/ Faculty of Commerce and Management
Prof. P.PeratheepanChairman, Reaserch and Publication Committee
Prof. Thayamini. H. SeranChairperson, Faculty Reaserch Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, EUSL
Dr. T. BhavanChairman, Faculty Reaserch Committee, FCM, EUSL
Dr. M. NadiraChairperson, Faculty Reaserch Committee, FAC, EUSL
Dr. Rajavarthani SanjeevChairperson, Faculty Reaserch Committee, FHCS, EUSL
Dr. N. PratheeshChairman, Faculty Reaserch Committee, FoT, EUSL
Mr.G.A.P.K GanegodaChairman, Faculty Reaserch Committee, FCB / Trincomalee Campus
Mr. M.RamananChairman, Faculty Reaserch Committee,Faculty of Applied Science / Trincomalee Campus
Dr. M. KoneswarnChairman, Faculty Reaserch Committee, FoS, EUSL
Dr. A. Anton ArulrajahHead, Department of Management, FCM, EUSL
Dr. N. RajeshwaranActg. Head, Department of Commerce, FCM, EUSL
Mrs. J. SureshHead, Department of Economics, FCM, EUSL

Steering Committee

Dr. S. Balendran Chair, ARSFCM 2021
Mr. T. DineshSecretary, ARSFCM 2021
Ms. G. Kajenthini Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Economics
Ms. J.R. Nirasha Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Commerce

Track Coordinators:

Marketing ManagementMrs. V. R. Ragel
Management and Human
Resource Management
Mrs. D. Thavakumar
Accounting and FinanceDr. N. Rajeshwaran
EntrepreneurshipMr. T. Paranthaman

Organizing Committee:

Media Prof (Mrs). J.Sutha
Budget and FinanceDr. N. Rajeshwaran
Assistant Bursar, FCM, EUSL
Hall Arrangements / Technical Assistance Prof. A. Andrew
Mrs. S. Maheswaranathan
Mrs. D. Thavakumar
Mr. K. Pushpakaran
Ms. G. Kajenthini
G. Sathaharan
S. Harishanth
S. Babyjalini
Assistant Registrar, FCM, EUSL
Lunch and RefreshmentDr. T. Prabaharan
Mr M S Thayaraj
G. Sathaharan
Assistant Registrar, FCM, EUSL
Proceeding printingDr. T. Bhavan
Mr. T. Dinesh
S. Babyjalini
S. Harishanth
Medals, Certificates, Souvenirs and DocketsDr. (Mrs.). P. Pretheesh
Ms. G. Kajenthini
S. Nerujah
S.M.W.G. Thushari
Mr. M. S. Thayaraj
Web Management, Designing and Printing Posters,
Brochures and Banners
Mr. T. Dinesh
Mr. M. S. Thayaraj
S. Harishanth
G. Sathaharan
Online RegistrationDr. J. Suresh
V. Neranjani
K. Printhika
K.G.M. Mahesika
Mrs. J. R. Nirasha Nuwandi Jeyawardhana
Event ManagementDr. T. Prabaharan
Mrs. S. Sritharan
Mrs. V. R. Ragel
Dr. N. Rajeshwaran
Mr. R. Uthayakumar
V. Neranjani
K.G.M. Mahesika
S. Babyjalini
Industrial Dialogue – ModeratorProf A Andrew

Contact Us:

Dr. S. Balendran
Faculty of Commerce and Management, EUSL
Tel: 065-2241062 / Mob: 077-6758422

Dr. S. Jeyarajah
Faculty of Commerce and Management,
Eastern University, Sri Lanka.
065 2240214

Mr. T. Dinesh
Secretary, ARS-FCM 2021,
Faculty of Commerce and Management,
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
E-mail: arsfcm@esn.ac.lk

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