𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐋 𝐔𝐍𝐈𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐘 𝐇𝐎𝐒𝐓𝐒 𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐎𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐅𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐂𝐄 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐈 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐞𝐫𝐚

Integral Unversity Event


𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐈 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐞𝐫𝐚

Dignitaries present at the Inaugural ceremony of the International Conference:

Prof. Syed Waseem Akhtar (Hon’ble Chancellor & Founder, Integral University)

Dr. Syed Nadeem Akhtar (Hon'ble Pro-Chancellor, Integral University)

Prof. Javed Musarrat (Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Integral University)

𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝙂𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩 Prof. Manoj Dixit (Vice Chancellor, Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Rajasthan)

𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙪𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙙 𝙂𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩 Prof. Shalabh (Department of Mathematics & Statistics Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)

𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙂𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩 Prof. Braj Bhusan (Department of Humanities & Social Sciences Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)

𝙂𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙃𝙤𝙣𝙤𝙧:

Prof. Akbar Husain (Professor (Retd.) Department of Psychology AMU, Aligarh)

Prof. Shehroz Alam Rizvi (Chairman and Professor) Department of Economics AMU, Aligarh)

Also attended by:

Prof. Aqil Ahmad (Advisor to Chancellor, Integral University, Lucknow)

Prof. Mohd. Haris Siddiqui (Registrar, Integral University, Lucknow)

Prof. Zeba Agil (Head; Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, Integral University, Lucknow)


The inaugural ceremony of the "International Conference on Multidisciplinary Perspectives Towards Sustainability in the Era of Artificial Intelligence," hosted by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences on 5th March’24, commenced with a symbolic lamp lighting ceremony, signifying the enlightenment and dissemination of knowledge. Students paid tribute to esteemed higher authorities by presenting bouquets, acknowledging their valuable contributions to academia. The Convener, Prof. Zeba Aqeel, extended a warm welcome through a pledge, setting the stage for a collaborative and insightful exploration of sustainability and AI's intersection across diverse disciplines.

At the prestigious International Conference event, Professor Syed Waseem Akhtar, the esteemed founder and chancellor of Integral University, took the stage as a founding father figure to inaugurate the event. With eloquence and wisdom, he began with an engaging introductory speech that set the tone for the conference. Professor Akhtar delved into the complex realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI), skillfully dissecting its various facets. He meticulously discussed the profound potential benefits that AI offers to society, ranging from increased efficiency in various sectors to groundbreaking advancements in healthcare and technology. However, he did not shy away from addressing the critical cons and ethical dilemmas associated with AI.

As each souvenir was handed over, a sense of mutual respect and admiration filled the room, creating a memorable bond between the hosts and the honoured guests. Following the souvenir distribution, a series of photograph sessions ensued, capturing the essence of the event and immortalizing the presence of the esteemed authorities.

Accompanied by, Professor Haris Siddiqui, the esteemed registrar of Integral University, stood before the audience at the International Conference event, offering a captivating overview of the university's genesis. He delved into the rich history of Integral University, Moreover, Professor Siddiqui proudly mentioned Integral University's remarkable achievement of receiving an A+ accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), a testament to the institution's unwavering dedication to quality education and academic standards.

Along with a remarkable announcement resonated through the halls as it was revealed that the Ministry of Defence, India, had bestowed Integral University with a fighter tank as a token of appreciation. Integral University, known for its cosmopolitan ethos and dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment, stood as a beacon of multiculturalism and academic innovation. Moreover, it was unveiled during the event that Integral University had embarked on a transformative journey of expansion, reaching a new milestone with Phase 3 of its development.

Over and above that, Dr. Akbar Hussain, the esteemed guest of honour, captivated the audience with a thought-provoking speech that began with a deep dive into Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). With profound insights, he highlighted the potential of AGI to revolutionize various educational fields, paving the way for innovative learning experiences and personalized education. Dr. Hussain emphasized the pivotal role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in shaping the future of education. Moreover, he dispelled common misconceptions by reassuring the audience that AI is not a force that will overshadow human beings. Instead, he emphasized that AI should be viewed as a complementary tool that can augment human capabilities and create a harmonious balance between technology and humanity.

By the same token, Professor Aqil Ahmad made a significant virtual appearance, joining the conference online to share his insights on a critical topic - mental health. During his address, he delved into the complexities of mental health, shedding light on the challenges individuals face in maintaining psychological balance amidst societal pressures and personal struggles. He emphasized the need for increased awareness, support, and destigmatization of mental health issues in both academic and professional settings.

Furthermore, Professor Braj Bhusan, a respected Special Guest, took the stage to shed light on the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of psychology, particularly in clinical applications. Professor Bhusan articulated the ways in which AI is revolutionizing psychological practices, offering innovative solutions for diagnosing, treating, and managing mental health conditions.

Additionally, Professor Shalabh, distinguished guest, commenced his speech by reminiscing about his initial interaction with the university, setting a nostalgic tone that resonated with the audience. Drawing from his personal experience, he illustrated the profound impact of education and academia on shaping one's intellectual journey and professional growth. Transitioning to the crux of his discourse, Professor Shalabh eloquently articulated how Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized decision-making processes across various domains.

In addition, Professor Jawed Musarrat, the esteemed Vice-Chancellor, captivated students with an inspiring speech about the future of AI. He highlighted the upcoming AI courses at the university, promising a transformative learning experience for all eager learners. The announcement sparked excitement and curiosity among attendees, setting the stage for a promising academic journey into the realm of artificial intelligence.

During the conference, Professor Manoj Dixit, the esteemed chief guest, shed light on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). His impactful speech emphasized the importance of collective action towards achieving these goals, inspiring attendees to contribute meaningfully to a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

Furthermore, Prof. Syed Nadeem Akhtar, esteemed Pro Vice-Chancellor, discussed the advantages and disadvantages of AI, highlighting the dangers posed by psychology to AI development. In his conclusion, he emphasized the need for ethical considerations and responsible deployment of AI technologies. The inaugural ceremony of the conference was marked by insightful discussions and a promising start towards addressing the complexities of AI in a global context.

As the inaugural ceremony drew to a close, Archana Pandey, a distinguished faculty member of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, delivered a heartfelt vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to all the higher authorities, distinguished guests, speakers, and organizers for their contributions in making the event a resounding success. Her words resonated with appreciation and a sense of unity, encapsulating the spirit of the occasion and setting a promising tone for future endeavours.

The conference saw eight technical sessions with more than 200 papers from offline and online participants over two days.