Two day workshop on E-Commerce and applications held

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Mr. Imran Salim addressing the workshop at Women's Polytechnic

Mr. Imran Salim addressing the workshop.

ALIGARH, February 8: The University Women’s Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University organized a two-day workshop on “E-Commerce and Applications (ECA) – 2014” here today.

Presiding over the inaugural session, Brig (Retd) Syed Ahmad Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, AMU said that E-Commerce is an emerging and growing subject. He said that in our country, due to the lack of resources and shortage of electricity, the e-commerce is not as successful as in western countries. However, there are some remedies to overcome the hurdles in the way of e-commerce. He also inaugurated the newly established Electronics Simulation Lab at the Women’s Polytechnic.

Dr S Kazim Naqvi, Additional Director, CIT, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi delivered the keynote address. He highlighted the benefits, future and historical notes of e-commerce and discussed the problems, privacy and security involved. He said that e-commerce is not only attracting the business world, but it is developing effective relationship with customers through online shopping.

Prof S S Nabi, Chairman, Institution of Engineers, Aligarh said that India has been adapt to international business since ancient age and it will become conversant with e-commerce very soon despite some inherent limitations.

Mrs Iffat Ara Bano, Principal and Convener, University Women’s Polytechnic, said that in today’s world electronics and commerce have become indispensable. She said that e-commerce has stretched the boundaries of economic transactions.

Mrs Bano said that towards the end of 2013, there were around 6 billion mobile subscriptions, which constituted around 87% of the whole world’s population. She said that on average, around 604 million people surf the web daily, using their mobile phones, which means that even as they are using the web, they are reusing it in a highly personalized environment. Mrs Bano further added that the Aadhar project of Government of India is a primary example of employing e-commerce techniques to drive poverty alleviation projects.

Dr Imran Saleem, Co-convener of the workshop presented the overview of the workshop. The programme was conducted by Dr Salma Shaheen and Dr (Mrs) Sheeba Manzoor, Organizing Secretary, proposed the vote of thanks.

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