College of Management and Commerce, Srinivas University in collaboration with European International University, Paris, France, organized a two-day virtual International Conference on the theme “Academic Research and Innovation in Management, Information Technology, Social Science & Education (ICARI-2021)” on 24th & 25th November 2021.This International Conference (ICARI-2021) was Technically Sponsored by IST Foundation, India and New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi, India as a Knowledge Partner.The Online formal inauguration of the conference commenced at 10:30 AM (IST) on 24th November 2021 at College of Management & Commerce, City Campus, Pandeshwar, Mangalore. The inaugural ceremony was presided over by Shri CA A. Raghavendra Rao - Chancellor, Srinivas University and Dr. A. Srinivas Rao - Pro Chancellor, Srinivas University, Smt. Vijayalaxmi R. Rao, Director, Srinivas Group of Colleges, Smt. Mitra S Rao, Secretary, Srinivas Group of Colleges.Dr. Sonia Noronha, Convener, ICARI welcomed the gathering. Dr. P. S. Aithal - Vice Chancellor, Srinivas University introduced international conference. Dr. P.K. Paul, Program chair & Director addressed the gathering. Dr. Keerthan Raj, Dean CMC, Prof. Amith Menezes, Organizing secretary and Dr. Niyaz Panakaje co-convenor ICARI 2021 also spoke on the occasion.November 24, 2021 Day 1 featured keynote speeches by prominent speakers in the areas of conference. Dr. Edward Roy Krishnan, Director General, EIU, Paris, France spoke on ‘Digitizing Education: Does the Bad outweigh the good? Dr. Durlav Sarkar, Registrar, Raiganj University, India spoke on ‘Impact of offline shopping on small business in the age of COVID-19 in India- An Exploratory study’. Dr. Hamid Saremi, President (Chancellor), Asrar Higher Education Institute, Marshad- IRAN spoke on ‘Innovation in Management- Challenges and Opportunities’.November 25, 2021 Day 2 highlighted keynote speeches, Release of a peer reviewed book followed by paper presentations. Dr. Nilanjan Dey, Associate Professor, JIS University, Kolkata, India spoke on ‘AI in Risk Management.’ Dr. Randa Hariri, Associate Professor, Dar Al Hekema University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia spoke on ‘Teaching and learning Post COVID 19: Towards blended learning. This was followed by Paper presentations in three parallel sessions.Session 1 was chaired by Dr. N Biswas Director-in-charge, Aligarh Muslim University, West Bengal, India and moderated by Prof. Sagar Srinivas, Assistant Professor, CMC, Srinivas University. 15 Research papers were presented in this session. Session 2 was chaired by Dr. Shailashree V.T, Professor, CMC, Srinivas University and moderated by Prof. Sharmila Shetty, Srinivas University. 18 Research papers were presented in this session.Session 3 was chaired by Dr. Niyaz Panakaje, Assistant Professor, CMC, Srinivas University and moderated by Prof. Yashaswi A. Ail, Srinivas University. 21 Research papers were presented in this session. Peer reviewed book entitled “Emergence of Information and Communication Technology in Business, Society and Management (under Interdisciplinary Knowledge Series, New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi, India), Edited by. P.K. Paul, P.S. Aithal, Krishna Prasad K., P.S. Nethravathi , New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi, India was released during the grand occasion.ICARI-21 Two days international conference has received an overwhelming response from academicians’ industrialists, research scholars, teaching fraternity. Presented papers shall be published in conference proceedings as well as in international journals after the review.