FDP /SDP/ Workshops/Guest Lectures

30 Jun 2018

Management Faculty attended FDP on Universal Human Values and Professional Ethics.

Dr. M.K Jha and Prof. Bhavna Bhardwaj from Management Department, I.T.S Mohan Nagar, attended eight days Faculty Development Program on Basic Level - Universal Human Values and Professional Ethics, organized by Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TQEP), Government of India Phase III and AKTU, Lucknow, from 23/6/18 to 30/6/18, at ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad.

    The workshop was divided into four different levels:
  • Self harmony
  • Harmony in the family
  • Harmony in the Society
  • Harmony in nature and cosmos

The first level concentrated on understanding co-existence of self and body, importance of right understanding, analyzing the importance of relationship and identifying the required physical facilities for self comfort and existence. This session also emphasized on role of our pre-conditionings in our day to day decisions and behavior.

The second level talked about prosperity in the family. The difference between intention and competencies of an individual was brought about in this session. Thus, the importance of right evaluation of a person’s competencies was discussed very elaborately. The nine core family values were also shared in this session.

The third level talked about extension of family’s harmony with the society. In the fourth level the importance of correlation amongst the four orders of the entire cosmos i.e physical order, pranic order, animal order, human order so as to understand the relationship of mutual fulfillment within each order. During workshop, sessions were organized on video shows, group discussions and experience sharing, thereby, giving a holistic understanding on the subject.

The session concluded with an understanding that mutual fulfillment is inherent in nature to live in harmony and prosperity. The resource persons for the session from university were Shri Gopalji, Shri Manoj Gupta, Mr. Tarique and Mr. Talaan. Around 80 faculty members from different management and engineering colleges of AKTU participated in the workshop.

The purpose of the workshop was to propagate human values to the student fraternity through faculty and thus creating sensitization amongst students for a better, value driven behavior and self development.

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27 Dec 2017

FDP on Customer Value Management by Mr. Gautam Mahajan

I.T.S, Ghaziabad organised a Faculty Development Program on Customer Value management for PG Management faculty members on 27th December, 2017. The FDP was conducted by Mr. Gautam Mahajan, President, Inter-link and Customer Value Foundation.

Mr. Mahajan is the leading global thought leader in Total Customer Value Management. Mr. Mahajan worked for a Fortune 50 company in the USA for 17 years and had hand-on experience in consulting, training of leaders, professionals, managers and CEOs from numerous MNCs and local conglomerates like Tata, Birla and Godrej groups. He is also the author of widely acclaimed books “Customer Value Investment: Formula for Sustained Business Success”, “Total Customer Value Management: Transforming Business Thinking.” and " Value Creation: The Definitive Guide for Business Leaders". He was President, of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, and was Chairman, PlastIndia Committee, Vice President All India Plastics Manufacturers Association, Trustee Plastics Institute of America. He was a member of the US India think tank. He was Chairman of the US India Economics Relations Forum. Among his honors is a Fellowship from Harvard Business School and Illinois Institute of Technology. He also has 18 US patents.

    The FDP was organized with the objectives:
  • To create awareness about Co-creation of customer value
  • Understanding Concept & global practices
  • Implications for Indian companies in different sectors.

Addressing to the participants Mr. Mahajan highlighted that key development in marketing and business practice in the last decade has been the tremendous growth of customer relationship management (CRM). Many companies have invested significantly in customer databases to understand, monitor, analyse and influence customer behavior. The critical aspect of CRM is customer value, the economic value of the customer relationship to the firm. Customer Value Management is a measure of a company’s customers’ view of the perceived value for money delivered relative to that of their competitors’ customers. It is sometimes known as a Customer Value Added (CVA) approach. He said that effective Customer Value Analysis brings tangible benefits to a company. He shared various examples of multinational companies to make the participants understand the total customer value management and its implications.

The FDP content and the delivery were well appreciated by the participants.

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04 Dec 2017

Workshop of SAP FICO organized for PGDM (2016-18) students

A demonstrative workshop on SAP FICO was organised by Department of Management at I.T.S, Ghaziabad, on 04.12.2017 for finance specialization students of PGDM 2016-18 students.

Workshop started with the introduction of business blueprint in SAP and road map for implementation to the client. Detailed discussion of various modules and sub modules in SAP was also explained to the students. Demonstration of configuration and application based transactions were shown to the students on SAP software.

At the end of the session a test was conducted to check the understanding of students about the subject.

The session was very interactive and well coordinated by Dr. Shuchita Singh

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05 Aug 2017

I.T.S, Ghaziabad organized Unique Workshop on “Micro Analysis of Financial Statements”.

Finance Club “Finvest” organized a unique workshop on “Micro Analysis of Financial Statements on 5th August, 2017 for PGDM (2016-18) batch Finance specialization students. The expert on board was Dr. S. Chandrasekar, Managing Director, EmpoVer HR Solution Pvt. Ltd., Head Projects & Operations in Digital India Payments Ltd. He has a rich experience of working as a banker and as a consultant. He has conducted more the 450 workshops in more than 200 B-Schools and Educational Institutions.

The expert on board Dr. S. Chandrasekar introduced the topic to the students in a very interesting manner by challenging them to analyze the financial statements in less than 30 seconds. The students very willingly took the challenge and got involved at the very beginning. At the start there were discussions on the very basic terms and then there were 4 exercises in which the students participated. The students showed keen interest and were engaged throughout the workshop with the speaker. The workshop was attended by more than 30 students along with finance faculty, Prof. Anil Kalra, Prof. Anusha Agarwal, Prof. Nitin Saxena and Prof Neetu Purohit. The speaker introduced the concept of Asset Liability Management (ALM) in a very simple way through interesting exercises. After all the exercises the students understood few tricks to analyse and interpret the financial statements and were able to do the same in few seconds.

The students really appreciated the workshop and felt benefited from the session. The speaker also gave few appreciation certificates to the students who answered correctly the questions. Towards the end Prof. Anusha Agarwal and Prof. Neetu Purohit presented a token of remembrance to the guest.

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15 Jul 2017

I.T.S, Ghaziabad organised FDP on Academic Excellence.

A Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “Academic Excellence” by Dr. A.K. Mishra, Professor in the area of Finance & Accounting at IIM, Lucknow was held for management faculty at I.T.S Management Learning Centre on Saturday, 15th July, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Dr. Mishra conducted the FDP with the objective of improving the teaching methods by adopting the case method teaching in the class room. He started his FDP with a case study which was given to the faculty a day earlier with a view that faculty will go through the case and will present their case analysis in the FDP. The case study was about LSI Logic Corp and its growth over a period of time.

All the management faculty both from UG and PG department participated in the discussion. The case analysis and discussion was held from a very diverse view, almost incorporating all the management function.

Dr. Mishra very well demonstrated that how a case needs to be analysed in the class room atmosphere so that actual learning takes place. After concluding the case study analysis he shared his experience and methods that he adopts for teaching IIM students.

He advised faculty members to use plenty of small cases, news paper articles and news items in the class room to increase student’s participation and involvement. He was of the opinion that learning will not take place unless the class is interactive. He shared some of the tips with faculty to make classroom learning effective. He also shared his experience and knowledge about how to write good research papers. Session ended with vote of thanks.

Session was graced with the benign presence of Dr. A K Puri (DG) and Dr. Vidya Sekhri (Director – UG).

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29 Jun 2017

FDP Session by Dr. Vijesh Jain on Principles of Sustainable Competitive Advantage

“A FDP was organised on 29th June, Thursday at I.T.S, Ghaziabad campus. The topic of the FDP was - Principles of 'Sustainable Competitive Advantage'. The main speaker of the session was Dr. Vijesh Jain, Professor, I.T.S, Ghaziabad. The FDP covered several topics of current interest in strategic management, marketing and governance based on the theme of the topic. The changing role of the business in society in the current context was deliberated and discussed among the participating faculty members who asked several questions to the speaker and which were duly debated. The session was highly interactive and intense in nature. The participant reported that the discussion was very useful for bringing about change in the direction of management concepts being taught in the class and will help update the concepts with the changing business and geopolitical environment across the world.

The FDP covered several new theories propounded by Sir Michael Porter including the theory of Scale, theory of shared value, theory of advantage by cluster approach and other ideas. These ideas are in line with the current changes taking place in businesses. It was argued by the speaker that the perception of entrepreneur about what their business does in the society and perception about the society what a business does are converging for good and so are the goals of the businesses and the governments. It was further argued that government partnership with businesses is must in the current context for the benefit of the business as well as the society. It was also discussed that governments and NGOs have limited resources to carry out welfare job effectively. This gap can be filled by the role of businesses as societal problem solver rather than societal problems creator.

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05 Apr 2017

In-house workshop on “Research Writing and Structural Equation Modeling”.

A half day I.T.S In-house workshop on Research writing and SEM was conducted by Dr. Vijesh Jain, Professor, I.T.S on 5th April, 2017. The workshop was attended by a number of management faculties of I.T.S. The workshop was highly interactive and focused on common problems of manuscript submitted for publication in top journals. The workshop also included training on Structural Equation Modeling with the help of pertinent examples and real life research problems discussed during the deliberations.

The highlight of the workshop was a very useful feedback by Dr. A.K. Puri, Director General, I.T.S, Ghaziabad who took time to attend the entire event and even taking efforts to conduct relevant exercises related to the topic of the workshop. All faculty members who attended the workshop thanked the resource persons for being helpful in sharing their rare skills on the topics of the workshop.

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27 Jan 2017

Management Department organized FDP on Entrepreneurship Development.

The success of an education institution is dependent on its ability to transform student’s life. The key element in this process is the faculty. Understanding faculty’s role as a catalyst within a structured academic system is one of the most important prerequisite for creating a great learning organization. Keeping this in focus Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad organised a Faculty Development Programme on “Entrepreneurship” from 16th to 27th January, 2017. Twenty three Participants from I.T.S & other institutes of Delhi-NCR participated in FDP.

The program was inaugurated by Shri Venugopal Gupta, Head- incubation & venture accelerator centre. In his inaugural address Shri Venugopal Gupta highlighted the importance of entrepreneurial culture in an education institute, he talked about various aspects of entrepreneurship & several hardships which are associated with entrepreneurship. Dr. A.K. Puri, Director General, I.T.S Mohan Nagar presented overview of the program. Dr. S.P. Mishra, Advisor, I.T.S - The Education Group, with sensitization of participants towards Entrepreneurship FDP & its importance in today’s Scenario. Post Lunch Session was addressed by Dr. Rita Sen Gupta, Ex-Director (B/S) - NIESBUD, she gave an overview of Entrepreneurial Qualities & Motivation Development.

Second & Third day was chaired by Dr. Rita Sen Gupta continued the session with exercise on entrepreneurial qualities, continuous exercises were done to collect data of participants on entrepreneurial qualities, so that participants can be motivated to become entrepreneur. Post lunch was on motivation development, to motivate faculty for promoting entrepreneurship in students.

Dr. Govind Sharma, an IPR expert from New Delhi was the keynote speaker for first session of Day Four. He discussed the relevance of IPR for entrepreneurs, especially technical entrepreneurs. How in present day scenario IPR plays an important role in building brand & he also shared various examples where copying of technology & patents were penalized in international courts. Post Lunch session was chaired by Mr. C.K. Sabharwal, MD Crop Health products Ltd. discussed how to sense business opportunity & identify a product & market for new product. New innovations & ways to identify new product was discussed.

Friday, 20th January, 2017 Day-5 was dedicated to financing options for entrepreneurs; First Session was addressed by Mr. Sunil Joshi, Expert & Prof. Sharda University, shared his expertise on different financing options for entrepreneurs. Traditional approach to seed funding & present day ease in getting seed funds, which made entrepreneurship a comparatively easy option. Role of different institutions & what are Do’s & Don’ts for project report, from the point of view of financial institutes was discussed. Second session was chaired by Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Expert incubation - MSME, session was enlightening, various government incentives were disused, several new government schemes information was shared, Incubation centre requirements & how to set up incubation centre was shared, information about incubation in nearby areas. How MSME is helping in promoting entrepreneurship was discussed & in what ways we can help budding entrepreneurs in taking advantage of these schemes of government.

Saturday, 21st January, 2017 was dedicated for entrepreneurial competencies tools, techniques & guidance, session was chaired by Dr. V.N. Bajpai, Associate Professor, I.T.S Mohan Nagar. Session begin with different innovations & new business ventures. Participants undertook a small exercise on Refrigeration industry; small groups were formed & analyzed various features in refrigerators, then groups were required to design a new product for refrigeration industry. Groups presented their products, marketing strategies were developed. Small competition took place. A unique type of refrigerator ‘Chotu Cool’ example of shared with audience.

Day-7 i.e. 23rd January, 2017, Group visited Mother Dairy Plant, Patparganj, Delhi. Participants interacted with concerned person & facilities were visited. Complete process from procurement to processing till final delivery was elaborated. Several quality checks implemented at different stages during the process were told. Visit gave a holistic view of enterprise management to participants.

Day-8 i.e. 24th January, 2017, Key note speaker for first session was Dr. A.K.Puri, Director General, I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, session focuses on ‘Critical issues in Entrepreneurship development & growth’ Dr. Puri shared his expertise on creating entrepreneurial culture & what are the major challenges faced during this & how we as faculty can promote this culture in our organization & promote more students to take entrepreneurship as a career option. He explained the importance of entrepreneurial growth & role of a mentor. Second Session of the day was chaired by Mr. C.K. Sabharwal, MD, Crop- Health Product, addressed the need & importance of financial management in managing an enterprise, session was interactive & participants learned that not only raising of funds is important but how to effectively manage long term & day to day finances of venture.

On Day-9, i.e. 25th January, 2017, Mr. Girish Shivani, Director at yournest Angel Fund, a renowned name in Venture capital Industry of INDIA, enlightened the members about how do venture capitalist evaluates & appraises entrepreneurial venture. Role of Venture capitalist in promoting & how new entrepreneurs can leverage venture capital. Second session was chaired by Dr. Lokendra Tyagi, Expert, Personal management in Entrepreneurial Venture, explained the Need & importance of personnel management in managing an enterprise, during the session various interpersonal aspects were illustrated, that an entrepreneur shall take care. How to identify a right employee, what is expected from entrepreneur & employees especially in startups was discussed followed by a role play.

On Day-10 first session was addressed by Dr. S.P. Mishra on ‘Curriculum Planning and its presentation’, as the faculties are well equipped with knowledge this session explained different ways through which they can transfer their learning of FDP to their students & promote more entrepreneurs. Chief guest for valedictory session was Dr. Usha Dixit, Scientist "C", National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), addressed the gathering & shared various live examples which flourished under the aegis of NSTEDB, followed by certificate distribution.

22 Faculty members from I.T.S, Ghaziabad and Various other institutes took part in FDP. Fun filled knowledge rich and self exploring journey left faculty members with a new orientation about themselves & Entrepreneurship.

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