2 days UGC- National workshop on Corporate Governance & Disclosure Regulation at CUSAT


In partial recognition of its competence U.G.C in 2010 has given special assistance to start U.G. and P.G. programmes in Corporate Governance and Securities Law. As a part of this special assistance  programme , CUSAT is conducting a two day UGC- National workshop on  Corporate Governance & Disclosure Regulation” on   18th &19th of March 2016 at School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology

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About the Workshop

The School of Legal Studies of Cochin University is organizing a Two day UGC National Workshop on “Corporate governance and Disclosure Practices”  on 18th and 19th of March 2016. The workshop will discuss various issues relating to corporate governance in India, giving emphasis on disclosure regulations. The workshop will address corporate governance from organizational and institutional perspective. The need for such a workshop in an academic environment is significant as the corporate law in India is facing a stage of transformation. The workshop would provide an opportunity to bring together experts from different walks of life like corporate experts, academicians, govt. officials etc. it will provide a platform for interaction with professionals in different disciplines.

Corporate governance plays a pivotal role in protecting the interest of the investors. It is actually a tool to guide an organization in the desired direction. The heart of corporate governance is transparency, disclosure, accountability and integrity. Economic liberalization and globalization made changes in the focus of regulation of corporate sector. Globalization of competitive economy visualized the change over from merit based regulation to a disclosure based regulation.   Internationalization of national economy and failure of corporations in one country affected the economic stability of other countries also. Also the competition for corporate managerial positions increased the desire for efficient corporate accountability. So at this point of time recent trends in disclosure regulations need to be evaluated.  Increased administrative regulation will reduce the economic efficiency because the cost of regulation must be met by the consumers. Abuse of administrative process is another problem which is to be examined. Disclosure regulation reduces the risk of investors while making an investment and it helps the investor to take an informed decision. The role of regulators – governmental & nongovernmental in protection of investor’s interest through disclosure regulations will also be highlighted in the workshop.  The workshop will also throw light o transparent governance and need for better corporate social responsibility.  Corporate management across the globe widely recognizes that there are economic benefits to be gained from a well-managed disclosure policy. Control over abuse of power through disclosure regulation will also be probed into. The Workshop proposes to deliberate on these aspects in detail. It is hoped that the discussions in the workshop will throw light on all these areas.


18/3/2016: Friday

Inaugural Session      :           9.30 am

Technical Session I    :            Corporate Governance Through The Looking Glass

 (10.15am – 11.30 am)                     

Resource Person          :           Sri.  Sundharesan Jayamoorthi, Member of ICSI & Member of Centre for Corporate,

Technical Session II  :           Corporate Governance: Challenges Ahead

(11.45 A.M.  – 1.30 Pm)

Resource Person          :           Prof. M. Padmanabha  Pillai.

                                                  National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Technical Session III :           Disclosure Based Regulation – Priorities And Concerns

(2.30 Pm – 4.30 Pm)              

Resource Person          :           Dr. Girishankar Associate Professor, Government Law College, Ernakulum

19/03/2016: Saturday

Technical Session IV :           Terrain of IPO Disclosures – Thorny Journey

 (9.30 Am – 11.30 Pm)

Resource Person          :        Sri. Murugan

                                                Deputy General Manager, Legal Affairs Department,  Securities and Exchange Board Of India

Technical Session V  :           Principle of Materiality in Corporate Governance Practices

 (11.30 Am – 1.30 P.M)

Resource Person          :           Sri. Robin Joseph Baby , Assistant General Manager, Legal Affairs Department, Securities and Exchange Board Of India

Technical Session VI:            Recent Trends In Equity And Derivatives Market

 (2.30 Pm – 4.30 P.M)

Resource Person          :           Sri. P. Sreekumar Menon (C.A.), Former Chairman, Cochin Stock Brokers Ltd.


Participants are requested to register by mailing to on or before 10th March 2016. Registration is free .

No TA/DA will be provided by the host institution, however, local hospitality will be provided to all the participants by SLS.

For Further details contact the Convener of the workshop:

Dr. Preetha S.

Assistant Professor

School of Legal studies


Ph: 9446208509

Seminar Co-ordinator:


Research Associate (U.G.C SAP Project on Corporate Governance)

School of Legal studies


Ph: 9895459915

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