The Best Business Academic of the Year Award (BBAY) Award is being
instituted under the auspices of the Indian Commerce Association with
effect from the year 2005.
About the Award
The award comprises of the following:
Gold Medal: Comprises of-1. Best Business Academic of the Year Award
Certificate of Honour and Gold Medal for the best paper contributed to
the All India Commerce Annual Conference.
Silver Medal:-2. "Best Business Academic of the Year Award"
Comprises of Certificate of Honour and a Silver Medal for the best
paper contributed in every technical session and Seminar of All India
Commerce Conference(Except the session which bagged Gold Medal).
Institution of the Award The BBAY Award shall be instituted under the auspices of the Indian
Commerce Association in Collaboration with an Industrial House which
creates an endowment fund of atleast Rs. 51,000/- with ICA for the
purpose so as to cover the annual cost of Medals out of its interest
The BBAY Award Jury
The BBAY Award Jury shall comprise of the following five persons:
a. Chairman nominated by ICA President every year.
b. One Member to be nominated by the concerned Industrial House
every year. In case the Industrial House fails to nominate a member on
the Jury, the same shall be nominated by the EC of the ICA.
c. Two Members nominated by the Executive Committee ICA every year.
d. Managing Editor, Member Secretary IJC.
Criteria for the Selection of the Awardees
1. The persons who want to be considered for the Award shall have to
submit paper on the theme of any of the Technical Sessions or Seminar
decided for the forthcoming All India Commerce Conference. The papers
must reach the Chairperson of the concerned Technical Session/ Seminar
before the last date for the submission of the papers. Papers received
after this date shall not be eligible for the Award. The last date for
the submission of the papers shall be atleast two months before the
proposed date for All India Commerce Conference for the relevant year.
2. The Chairperson of the concerned Technical / Seminar Session shall
evaluate all the papers eligible for the Award on the basis of well
defined parameters and identify two best papers and submit the same to
the Managing Editor, IJC ( Member Secretary BBAY Award Jury ) within a
period of one month of the last date of submission of papers.
3. Immediately after the receipt of two best papers from each
Chairperson of Technical / Seminar Session, the Member Secretary BBAY
Award Jury shall inform the authors of these papers to be physically
present at the time of the Conference for making presentation.
4. Ten papers selected through the above mentioned process shall be
presented before the BBAY Award Jury in a special session to be
arranged at the time of the Annual Conference of the ICA.
5. Each author shall be given eight to ten minutes time for making
presentation. The presentation may preferably be made through Power
6. The BBAY Award Jury shall select one best paper from each Session
on the basis of the pre determined and well defined parameters.
7. Out of the five such papers selected the BBAY Award Jury shall
further select one best paper which shall be awarded BBAY - Gold Medal
and the remaining four papers shall be awarded BBAY - Silver Medal.
8. The decision of the BBAY Award Jury shall be final and cannot be
9. The Member Secretary BBAY Award Jury shall coordinate all the
activities related to the Award Event.
Functions of the Chairpersons of Technical Sessions and Seminar. The Chairpersons of the four technical sessions and the seminar
shall perform the following activities from time to time.
1. After receiving the letter of nomination as the Chairperson, he/she
shall prepare a brief note elaborating the main theme and sub-themes
of the concerned topic and send the same to the Secretary of the ICA
and the Managing Editor, IJC for publication in the Indian Journal of
Commerce. This note is essential to guide the prospective authors in
the preparation of papers for the Conference.
2. As and when the papers are submitted to the Chairperson of the
Technical Session / Seminar by the authors he/she shall send the
acceptance letters to the authors on priority, so that the
participants are able to apply for travel grant from their respective
institution. If necessary, authors may be asked to revise the papers
to improve the quality so as to ensure that the same is on the lines
of the IJC style.
3. Evaluate all the papers submitted for the concerned technical
session/seminar, identify two best papers and submit the same to the
Convener of the BBAY Award Jury for the adjudgement of the award.
4. He/she should help the Editor in Chief, IJC in the publication of
the Conference Issue of IJC by preparing the following :
* Preparation of the Rapporteurs Report for the concerned technical
session highlighting the issues and suggestions.
* Compilations of the abstracts of all the papers submitted for the
concerned technical session and edit them as per the requirements of
* Identification for six best papers out of all the papers submitted
for that technical session. Suggest the authors to revise them, if
necessary, and edit them as per the requirements of the Journal.
The above material should be handed over to the Managing Editor/Editor
in Chief, IJC at the venue of the Conference.
5. Any other activity specifically assigned by the Executive Committee
of the ICA.
Appendix - I
Performa for the evaluation of the Papers for the BBAY Award
Name of the Author ______________________________________
Title of The Paper : ______________________________________
Technical Session : ______________________________________
Sr. No. Different Aspects of the Paper Assessment on 0 - 10 Scale
1. Relevance to the theme of the Technical Session/Seminar
2. Clarity of objectives of the Paper
3. Appropriateness of the Research Methodology used
4. Contents and coverage of the paper
5. Systematic presentation of the subject matter in the paper
6. Appropriateness of the language used in the paper
7. Paper has reached to some logical conclusions
8. Assessment on its usefulness in various spheres like academics,
society, business, nation, etc.
9*. Effectiveness of presentation of the paper in the conference*
10*. Participation in discussion and appropriateness of answers to
* Evaluation on these aspects shall be made at the time of the
presentation of the paper in the Conference
(Chairperson Technical Session/Seminar)
IMPORTANT RESOLUTION OF THE GENERAL BODY OF THE ICA REGARDING
SELECTION OF THE PAPERS FOR PRESENTATION AT THE TIME OF THE TECHNICAL
Considered the item of proposing to the General B6ody of ICA the names
of the Sectional Chairpersons and Co-Chairpersons for the Seminar and
Four Technical Sessions. It was felt by the EC that there is
considerable scope for qualitatively strengthening the academic and
professional inputs of the Technical and Seminar sessions. It was
further felt that this can be possible only when persons of
outstanding academic merit with adequate specialization in the area of
technical subjects meant for Seminar/Technical sessions are requested
to Chair such sessions. To ensure a proper direction and guidelines
to the contributors, it was further recommended by the EC that the
Chairmen for Technical/Seminar sessions should prepare a Status paper
on the Subject of theme of Technical/Seminar Sessions highlighting the
basic fundamental dimensions, ramifications, issues, problems and the
areas which need to be covered by the contributors of the paper. Such
a Status Paper should be sent latest by 15th Feb. of each Year to the
office of the Managing Editor who will ensure that all such Status
Papers are published in the Jan-March issue of the Indian Journal of
Commerce for the benefit of the contributors who intend to submit
their papers for the Annual Conference. The last date for the
submission of papers for the Annual Conference shall be two months
before the proposed dates of the Annual Conference. It was further
recommended that the papers received for the Conference shall be
categorised by the respective Chairperson into three categories :
(A) Top ten papers in view of academic and professional contents.
These papers are to be presented in detail in the Sessions. Out of
these papers five to seven papers shall be published in the Journal.
(B) Papers whose abstract shall be permitted to be presented in the
(C)Papers which shall be deemed to have been read. The responsibility of ensuring that above mentioned parameters are
observed by the Chairpersons/Co-chairpersons of the Sessions lies with
the Managing Editor of the Indian Journal of Commerce.