SLS’ UGC National Workshop on Corporate Governance & Disclosure Practices [March 18-19, Kochi]: Register by March 10

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”.

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.


18th and 19th March, 2016


18th March, 2016: Friday

Inaugural Session : 9.30 am

Technical Session I : Corporate Governance Through The Looking Glass (10.15 am – 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

19th March, 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

Registration is free.


10th March, 2016.

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

Accommodation will not be provided.



Dr. Preetha S, Assistant Professor, School of Legal studies, CUSAT. Ph: 9446208509

Seminar Co-ordinator:

Anju.N.Pillai, Research Associate (U.G.C SAP Project on Corporate Governance), School of Legal studies, CUSAT. Ph: 9895459915

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