Ranchi, is the Capital city of the State of Jharkhand. BIT, Mesra is located 16 kms from Ranchi. Jharkhand, blessed with natural resources and amongst the major mineral rich states in India, fits well as the venue for this conference on sustainable development and global competitiveness. Over the last few decades Ranchi has become a major hub of higher education in Eastern India. Ranchi has humid sub-tropical climate and is renowned for pleasant weather for most of the year. Ranchi is well connected by air, rail and road network with the major cities in India. Apart from academic activities, Ranchi has lot to offer to avid tourists in terms of many famous waterfalls, parks and religious places.