On the 29th and 30th of March 2022 Dr Rajeev Johari and Dr Indraneel Mandal from I.T.S Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad attended the Mega International Summit on MSMEs’ Competitiveness and Growth organised by the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad at the India International Centre, New Delhi.
The inaugural session was graced by Shri Narayan Tatu Rane, Honourable Union Minister for MSMEs, Govt. of India as the Chief Guest, with the Honourable Minister of State, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, attending as the Guest of Honour. Among the foreign dignitaries present on the occasion were Dr Gholamhossein Hosseinina, Honourable Deputy Minister of Cooperative, Labour and Social Welfare, Iran and Dr Ali Chhegni, Ambassador of Iran.
Dr Sumit Shukla, Director General EDII, welcomed all to the summit and highlighted why MSMEs matter on a global scale for the economic development of peoples and regions. Sh. Narayan Rane stressed on the important role MSMEs are playing in the economic growth of India, while Sh. Bhanu Prasad Singh Verma spoke of the steps taken by the present government towards the development of this sector. Dr Hosseinina in his address pointed out to the similarities in the MSME story in India and Iran; Dr Chhegni referred to the historical linkages between the two civilisations in India and Iran, and how it was significant for the economic development of both nations. Dr Amit Dwivedi, Summit in Charge, laid down the plan for the interactions at the summit over the coming two days, before Smt. Mercy Epao, Joint Secretary, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India offered the Vote of Thanks for the inaugural session.
The format of the summit consisted of an interesting mix of invited talks as well as panel discussions on wide ranging topics. The invited talks featured entrepreneurs – many of them from different parts of the globe – speaking about their individual experiences and how it helped them in their growing their respective businesses. Several of them offered their viewpoints on the experience of the MSME sector and how it could pan out going forward. Among the panel discussions, which included dignitaries, experienced practitioners as well as academics and researchers, the diverse issues covered included role of conducive policies and non-financial business development services in MSME competitiveness; MSME challenges and opportunities in the era of Covid 19 pandemic and the role of incubation/acceleration in MSME growth; how MSMEs can work in consortia to achieve sustainability; and people, planet and profit in the light of development of the MSME sector.
All the sessions were highly interactive and rich in content as the assembled audience joined in with their own myriad experiences and insights on the issues at hand. The summit was a very well managed exercise as all participants came away with a lot of food for thought for further deliberations.
Prof. Shikha Aggarwal participated and completed One week Faculty Development Programme on “Methodology for Advanced Research and Quality Publication” organized by Birla School of Commerce, Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar during March 21 – 25, 2022.
The FDP had various eminent resource person through the span of entire week who talked about various aspects of advanced research methodology. Content analysis, hypothesis testing, pre-requisites for High quality publications, tools and techniques including Hands- on session on SPSS and R studio were some major topics taught during the program. The session during the week were well- planned and the content was also extremely useful for enhancing better research prospects. Some of the speakers included Prof. (Dr.) Ravi Kumar Jain, Professor &Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Hyderabad; Dr. Suvendu Kumar Pratihari, Asst. Professor, Birla Global University; Prof. (Dr.) Uma Sankar Mishra, Professor and Head Central University of Rajasthan; Dr. Siddharth Misra , Asst. Professor, Birla Global University; Dr. Biswajit Acharjya , Asst. Professor, Birla Global University and Dr. Pradipta Kumar Sanyal , Associate professor, Birla Global University.
Prof. Shikha Aggarwal participated and completed one-week Faculty Development Programme on “Innovative approaches in Management Teaching” organized by Panipat Institute of Technology & Science, Haryana during March 22-26, 2022.
The FDP was very informative and discussed new and innovative ways of teaching learning. There were various resource persons aligned on various days covering multiple tools and innovative teaching pedagogies. The entire workshop was focused on enhancing teachers’ capabilities in the newly disruptive online education era. In this time, when the internet and technologies are greatly being used in teaching and education, the importance of using videos, movies and MOOCs courses to supplement classroom teaching was discussed. Participative experience of various platforms like Kahoot and Google classroom was also a part of the FDP. Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform that brings engagement and fun to the routine and monotonous teaching- classroom environment.
On the other hand, Google Classroom is another platform that has become all-in-one place for teaching and learning. It is easy to use and secure tool and helps educators manage, measure, and enrich learning experiences.
Prof. Shikha Aggarwal, faculty of Department of Management participated and successfully completed 1- week Faculty Development Programme on "Communication and Management Skills at Workplace" organized by Electronics & ICT (E&ICT) Academy of IIT- Guwahati, in association with Bapatla Engineering College, Andhra Pradesh and EarlyRise during March 14 - 19, 2022.
The resource person for the entire faculty development programme was MS. Neha Maheshwari, The FDP course was of total 40 hours expanded over one week. The sessions were planned in morning and evening slots. The objective of the FDP was:
· To develop skills to ask questions.
· To Develop skills in listening actively and empathetically to others
· To Learn what their non-verbal messages are convey others
· To Enhance their ability to handle difficult situations
· To Deal with situations assertively
· To Identify common communication problems that may hold employees back
The resource person focused on developing assertive and persuasive communication and also highlighted the importance of such communication in the workplace. It also emphasized upon recognize different styles of communication and howto improve understanding and build rapport with others. The resource person also reflected on different methods of communication and how one can recognize and choose the best way/ method to go forward in communication. Importance of non- verbal communication was emphasized and effective message formulation was also explained in a very comprehensive manner.
The assessment of the workshop was based on daily post- session quizzes and assignments shared in Google classroom. Lastly, a case study-based project work was to be submitted for final evaluation. The workshop was very insightful and engaging.
I.T.S School Of Management has always motivated its students to participate in various inter college activities. To take this ideology forward various students from PGDM 21-23 batch participated in the fest “Scintilla2022” organized by Jaipuria Institute of Business on 12 March, 2022.
Total 18 students participated in 3 events: -
· 2 teams ( Team 1 comprising of Shivangi, Suhani, Arpan, Akanksha and Nandini and Team 2 comprising of Shobhit , Kunal, Prashant,Tarushi and Utkarsh) from the institute participated in Ad Mad show.
· 1 team of 8 members namely, Kunal, Prashant, Ankit, Akash, Animesh, Divyanshi, Priyanshi and Deepika showed great enthusiasm in NukkadNatak.
· 1 participant (Neetu Chaudhry) participated in Solo dance.
All these events helped the students to gain confidence and reduce stage fear. It was a great learning experience for all.
Out of 2 teams in Ad Mad show, one team secured 2nd position.
Shobhit , Kunal, Prashant,Tarushi and Utkarsh from PGDM 21-23 were the members of winning team.
All the members of winning team were rewarded with certificates and trophies along with the cash prize .
Participation certificates were given to all the other participants.
PGDM (2021-23) Batch participants attended virtual Session on 'Women & Digital Economy: Atmanirbhar Nari, Atmanirbhar Bharat’
PGDM (2021-23) Batch participants of I.T.S School of management namely Rupali, Manvi, Sonali, Amrita, Rima, Sonal, Komal, Sneha, Anubhi and Niharika attended FICCI's International Women's Day Programme titled "Women & Digital Economy: Atmanirbhar Nari, Atmanirbhar Bharat" organized byFICCI Young Leaders Forum, jointly with Amazon Indiaon March 9, 2022.
The event aimed to increase the awareness around equitable access to e-commerce for women entrepreneurs and barriers that hamper their participation in national and global trade. Mr Shashwat Goenka, Chair, FICCI Young Leaders Forum & Sector Head - Retail & FMCG, RP - Sanjiv Goenka Group, delivered the welcome address.
Addressing the virtual session, Ms Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Women & Child Development, Government of India said that female founders of a company get 35 per cent fewer opportunities to get funding than male cofounders. Ms Irani stated that out of the four and a half lakh jobs that have prospered in the country only on the basis of information technology, 50 per cent are women.
Speaking in a conversation with Mr Neeraj Singh, Chair, FICCI Young Leaders Forum, Uttar Pradesh, on the opportunities as a result of the amalgamation of technology and marketplaces, Ms Irani said that COVID-19 had taught us that technology has been well received and is productively engaged with on a day-to-day basis in the rural landscape. Ms Irani further stated that nearly 55 per cent or about 23 crore - out of 44 crore bank accounts - were women-owned. She said that India recorded transactions worth Rs 21 lakh crores into the citizens' bank accounts through the DBT scheme. "Imagine the purchasing power that you have enhanced in the country by just this one transfer," she said.
Manish Tiwary, Country Manager, India Consumer Business, Amazon India, said, "This year's International Women's Day theme 'break the bias' asks us all to take action and create a level playing field for women. It is inspiring to see how women entrepreneurs across India are leveraging digitisation, and e-commerce, in particular, to create products customers love and build scalable businesses that have a meaningful impact on society. We are honoured to be a catalyst in their journey and constantly strive to help them leverage e-commerce to create and accelerate their businesses online and transform their livelihoods."
Mr Navneet Sehgal, Additional Chief Secretary, I&PR, MSME Department and Khaadi Gram Udyog, Government of Uttar Pradesh, stated that ensuring a sense of security and comfort for women to go out and work anytime is a priority for the government. He highlighted other steps that the government of Uttar Pradesh has taken to strengthen women's entrepreneurship. These included handing over mid-day meals to women SHGs; 58,000 women working as banking correspondent Sakhi, and handover of ration shops to women SHGs in villages. Mr Sehgal also stated that the women entrepreneurs under the UP's ODOP programme had been connected to online eCommerce platforms like Amazon, eBay and Flipkart.
Overall it was a very stimulating and motivating session for all the participants.
Dr. Rajeev Johri delivered session on Creation the space of Entrepreneurship on 9th March 2022 at Trinity Institute of Professional Studies-TIPS, Dwarka, Delhi affiliated with G.G.S.I.P. University, Delhi.
The purpose of the session was to acquaint participants on how to explore an idea and convert it into successful implementation. The session was attended by students of undergraduate final year of B.Com and B.B.A. The session was very interactive with orientation on new thoughts and tips for making a successful journey for Entrepreneurs. The basic issue of the session of idea generation was how to tackle business plan, financial model and breakeven analysis. Different points were discussed with latest examples of existing products and services of startups and young innovators in different sectors of entrepreneurship. Vibrant students and faculty members raised intelligent queries during the session and also after the session.
PGDM (2021-23) batch participants Of I.T.S School Of Management of marketing and operations discipline namely, Priyanshu, Animesh, Priyanshi, Aryan, Sneha, Manvi, Muskan, Shobhit, Vaibhav And Abhijeet attended the webinar on “LOGISTICS SECTOR-INDUSTRY TRENDS” organized by ASSOCHAM Maharashtra State Development Council (MSDC) and MIT ADT university on 16th February, 2022.
The eminent speakers for the webinar were, Mr. Tushar Jani, Group Chairman of Cargo Service Center (CSC)Group, SCA Group of Companies; Dr. Mangesh T. Karad, Executive President and Vice Chancellor, MIT ADT University and Vice Chair –ASSOCHAM Council on Education (Maharastra), Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar, Managing Director, ATC Group and Chairman, Rotomatic Containers Private Limited and Capt. Shrirang S Gokhale, Nautical Faculty, Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies.
The speakers talked about current logistics trends being followed by top companies. They quoted about how zomato servicing earlier used to provide tiffin services but after changing the logistics program, it upgraded to online platform and online food delivery services. Capt. Shrirang talked about the logistics giant, amazon packaging systems and how they use lots of cartons and recyclable plastic bins for packaging. They also use highly protected, eco-friendly packaging material. In the coming time, delivery companies like amazon will use flexible, creative and gorilla-based techniques.
Overall, the session was very insightful and thoughtful.