Dr. D K Pandey and Dr.Charu Chaudhry, Faculty of Management Department at I.T.S , Ghaziabad attended SHRM India National Public Enterprises Conference on 18th December, 2018at the SCOPE Complex, New Delhi. The theme for SHRMPEC 2018 was 'Unite to Ignite'.The objective of conference was to bring together diverse elements of business, strategy, and people, to harnesses the power of unity and thus redefining the future of HR in public enterprises.
The conference commenced with an interesting panel discussion on ‘New Challenges of leadership in the Emerging Business Environment’ highlighting the dynamic business environment anddirect competition of Public organizations with agile Private Organizations . Mr. Suresh Sethi, MD & CEO, India Post Payments Bank discussed about Igniting Transformational Change. In this session, he shared insights on how to drive change at a transformational level in the organization with an example of Indian post office system. Mr. Prithvi Shergill Advisory Partner, Tomorrow/Smarten Spaces & Former CHRO – HCL deliberated on role of talent analytics in HR and its implementation in PSEs. A panel on Future Ready PSE Leaders explored into what attributes leaders must have, to be Future Ready.Mr.Stephane Michelin, Chief Executive Officer, Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, India, elaborated the relevance of new-age employee benefits in the digital world to keep a highly motivated and productive workforce. Panel discussions also delved into strategies to engage and motivate employees and how to utilize CSR funds for the growth of a new India by 2022. Ms. Garima Garg Director, Deloitte India shared insights on the future of work and HRs changing role. Mr.D.D Misra, President, "Janm" Trust and Former Director HR, ONGC, had drawn very interestinginsights from Indian Mythology, the Ramcharitmanas, focusing on the three attributes of God Hanuman to create learning for employees. Conference also witnessed the launch of ‘A Stranger Truth', book by Ashok Alexander Founder-Director of ‘The Antara Foundation’. He is the man who led the India office of ‘Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’ from its inception in 2003, until 2012 and created Avahan, which became the best ever private prevention program in HIV, and a model of scaling up health delivery.
In nutshell, the conference was an eye opener on various dimensions of HR as well as PSEs challenges & perspective related to workforce, HR strategies and expectations of all stakeholders including government as one of the key player., ,
Zenith – The Soft Skills Club of Department of Management of I.T.S Ghaziabad organized “War of Words” for PGDM first year students on 18 December, 2018 which provided them a platform to enhance and showcase their behavioral skills and knowledge. There were 3 rounds to compete. First round was online test, which comprised of Aptitude and Reasoning sections in which 24 teams participated in pairs with the help of their own laptops. 10 teams got shortlisted for second round which was a “Group Discussion” and the topic given was “Digital Marketing”. Finally, 5 teams reached to the last round which was “Personal Interview” in which selected students were asked HR behavioral questions by the judges and were assessed on various parameters.
First position was grabbed by Ankit Saini & Aurijeet Singh. Second Position won by Somitro Chatterjee & Ankit Chug and third prize was given to Khushboo Sethi and Saurabh Pant.
Dr Ajay Kumar, Director (Management) felicitated the winners with trophies and prizes. Also, the Soft Skills Club Magazine was launched by Dr Ajay Kumar. Prof Yachna Malhotra and Prof Neetu Purohit were judges for the day.
The event was coordinated by Prof Shilpi Vaish, faculty coordinator, Zenith – The Soft Skills Club along with club members including Pooja Sharma, Deepanshu, Devashish, Neha Sherawat, Shreya Acharya, Juhi, Prakriti, Kiron Saha, Siddharth Roy, Saurabh and Tanishq Pratap.
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At 'Parivartan' - The Slum Education Programme at Department of Management, I.T.S Ghaziabad, we had previously a neat system in place - there are days when we have ‘serious’ classes based on traditional learning; and then there are others where we have tried to introduce a ‘fun’ element through games that offer prizes. Well, now we decided to punch the two aspects together and voila! The ‘thinking’ games were born.
The volunteers for the day were Hitesh Sharma, Shiksha Rawat, Yogesh Bisht, Shubham Kalla, Shubham Mishra, Ashish Agarwal, Bhavendra Singh, Anjali Kumari, Megha Nigam and Rahul Raj.
The first game dealt with the 29 states of India and their chief attractions. One by one, Hitesh and Shiksha asked the children about each state (Shiksha had already put the list on the board). The kids were able to correctly answer the most obvious ones, while there was predictably some difficulty with the less common ones.
The second part was more interesting in the sense that possibly for the first time, some riddles (paheli would be a more suitable word, considering that they were in Hindi) were put to the children. The riddles had been collected by the volunteers, and Prof. Lokesh Upreti was the one asking them. Amidst a lot of enthusiasm, the children tried to guess the answers. The four winners from the 2 activities, were given a "Luxor Sketch Pen Kit" each as prizes.
For a long time, Dr Rajeev Johari, faculty member at I.T.S, had expressed an interest in being involved with Parivartan. That day finally came today as Dr. Johari and his daughter arrived to distribute Hindi storybooks among the children. In order to impart a sense of seriousness, it had been decided that those students who attended classes regularly and were active during the sessions would be given the storybooks.
As the longish day drew to a close, ‘Bikano Peanuts’ and ‘Parle Orange Bite’ toffees were distributed among the children. Dr. Indraneel Mandal accompanied and motivated the student volunteers. Prof. Lokesh Upreti guided the volunteers in the conduct of the programme as the faculty coordinator of CSR Club - Parivartan., , ,
I.T.S Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad has successfully organized Research Conclave on 15th December, 2018. The conclave witnessed galaxy of experts from different sectors sharing their views, experiences and insights on the topic Corporate Performance in India. The programme was inaugurated with ceremonial lamp lighting by Shri Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman, I.T.S- The Education Group, Chief Guest Shri R R Rashmi, IAS, former Chief Secretary, Govt of Manipur. Guest of honour Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Resiliency Services Leader SIH – East, IBM and Dr. Jatinder Singh, Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Shri Surinder Sood, Director (PR), Dr V N Bajpai & Dr Rajeev Johari. The event was successfully planned and executed under the guidance and leadership of Dr Ajay Kumar, Director (Management).
The conclave was organized with an objective to offer exposure to different metrics of corporate performance covering different states, sectors and sizes. Such metrics may include considerations like contribution to GDP, return on investment, revenue, risk, profitability, etc.
This conclave was successful in bringing together corporate organizations across three levels – large, mid-level and small - in a platform that allowed practitioners to have a free and fair exchange of ideas, while also permitting students & researchers in the area to gain firsthand experience pertaining to latest trends and techniques The conclave was attended by large number of delegates from industry & academia.
The following speakers have addressed the conclave and shared their words of wisdom:
Dr. S. P. Sharma, Chief Economist, PHDCCI
Ms. Chandrima Chatterjee, Advisor, Apparel Export Promotion Council
Dr. Sanjeev Layek, Executive Secretary World Association of Small & Medium Enterprises
Mr. Amit Kr. Bhatnagar, CEO &MD, Accuster Technologies
Mr. S. D. Saxena, Former Director, BSNL& MTNL, Vice President, CMAI
Dr. M. K. Vajpayee, Co- Chairman, ASSOCHAM, National Council of Education
Mr. Piyush Goyal, GM Operations, TATA Power
Mr. Hirak Dutta, Advisor, Nayara Energy Ltd.
Mr. Priya Ranjan, DGM, Chairman Secretariat, Steel Authority of India Ltd.
Mr. Manish Agarwal, Dy. Director, Quality Council of India, DIPP, , ,
I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, Department of Management has successfully organized its 3rd Grand Prestigious Award Ceremony I.T.S Utkrisht Marketing Awards - 2018 on December 8, 2018. Felicitation and recognition of Top marketing achievers from reputed business organizations who have received Awards for their Excellence in Marketing under different categories at I.T.S Mohan Nagar was performed during the program.
General V. K. Singh, MoS, External Affairs, Govt. of India has graced the first session of award ceremony as Chief Guest along with Shri Arpit Chadha,Vice Chairman - I.T.S The Education Group; Director (PR) - Shri Surender Sood; Director (Management) - Dr. Ajay Kumar and Convener of the event & Head-CRC, Dr. Durba Roy to esteemed companies like CBRE, Berger Paints, Indophil,BTW, Belief Handicrafts, LSonic, Eshanka Wahi Entertainments, Newcon Consultants, Chiranjeet Kumar & Associates, We Like India, AG Smarty Food & Beverages, International Marketing Corporation, PcS Infinity and Linq Store.
The Guest of Honor and Speakers of the day were Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, Founder Director IIM and Dr. Amitabh Rajan, Indian Administrative Service Officer, Maharashtra who presented the second round of awards to well esteemed companies like Dhanuka, Goa trend Setters, Patanjali ayurveda, Mupkass Solar, Indus Viva, CCS Founder, NRV Design X, Shatakshi and CEMS Global., , ,
Sometimes, even while keeping to the no frills class form, there comes a topic that offers something entirely new to the children. This time it was the Seven Wonders of the World – a truly inspired choice from the volunteers!
The volunteers for the day were Shiksha Rawat, Sonia Dhawan, Nagesh Tiwari, Sachin Kesarwani, Ayush Goyal, Abhishek Kumar Gupta, Sreyashi Biswas and Surbhi Gupta.
Shiksha began the proceedings by introducing the learners to the Seven Wonders of the World – the Great Wall of China, Petra in Jordan, the one and only Taj Mahal, the statue of Christ the Redeemer at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Colosseum at Rome and Chichen Itza in Mexico. She explained the rich history behind each of these marvels of creation. For a change, the children were hearing about things and places that they had almost no idea about; but as usual, there was no dearth of enthusiasm and curiosity.
This in itself was almost enough for an entire day’s session. Towards the end, Sonia chipped in with a talk about the newly unveiled Statue of Unity in Gujarat. This provided an opportunity to throw some light on the inspiring life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. As if that was not enough, Sachin decided to close the day with a touch of maths, as he and Sonia took a quick revision of the kids’ knowledge of multiplication.
One of the great things about Parivartan and its classes is that, diverse people stop by and take an interest in the classes for the children from an underprivileged background. Today it was the turn of senior Police Officer Mr. Lokendra Singh. He spoke of his desire to help. He got some snacks for the children. Then he held an impromptu quiz on topics of general awareness, gifting the snacks to those who answered correctly. He also used the opportunity to motivate the children on how to lead a good and healthy life.
At last things came to a close with the distribution of "Butter Bite" biscuits and ‘Mango Bite’ toffees. Dr. Indraneel Mandal accompanied and motivated the student volunteers. Prof. Lokesh Upreti guided the volunteers in the conduct of the programme as the faculty coordinator of CSR Club - Parivartan., , ,
I.T.S PG-Management organized visit to Indo ASEAN InnoTech Summit 2018, a two-day Technology & Innovation Summit, exhibition, B2B and B2G meetings to be held on 29-30 November 2018,for IIyr student at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi. Participating ASEAN Member Countries were Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. There was an exclusive session with India ASEAN S&T Secretaries and Advisors, Exhibition: to showcase best Indian Innovative Technologies, with potential implementation in the ASEAN region as well as B2G meetings: one to one meeting with ASEAN delegation of ministers, advisors, and other dignitaries. The event was co-ordinated by Dr. Namita Dixit and the visiting students were Shashank Srivastava, Akash Sharma, Sivam Singh, Ashwani Choudhary and Kiran Gupta from MBA-IIyr
The objectives was to make the students understand and explore avenues of cross country partnerships with Indian R&D-based enterprises, Capture global trends in technology management and strategy, Connect with the local and global research & development community for collaborative engagement, Monitor the creation of avenues for industry-academia-government partnerships, Examine the promotional best practices in financing, strategy, and leadership, advance progressive ideas for policy reforms and regulatory environment, Evaluate the build-in capacities for market assessment and rapid commercialization of research. This match perfectly with the theme of ‘Accelerating towards innovative development’
The exhibition was also there to showcase the notable Innovative Scientific technologies from public, private, and research institutions of India.This was aligned on the vision of Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi under the “Make In India” campaign. The exhibition provided an ideal opportunity for all participants to showcase their work in a customised setting that drew attention of interested investing companies and other ASEAN partners. Approximately 50 stalls were put up for Domestic Innovators, Technopreneurs and Companies, State Governments and other Government organisations. Exhibitors were getting ample opportunity to engage participants in one-on-one conversations, presentations and the chance to collect qualified leads in exclusive B2B/B2G lounge.
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Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad invited Mr. Tong Cheuk Fung, CEO, Wasabi Creation, Singapore & Director, Red Dot Cinema, Singapore for an interaction with students of PGDM programme on the topic “Business Scenario in Southeast Asia” on 10th August, 2018.
Mr. Tong Cheuk Fung is a serial entrepreneur, leading four startups companies across Singapore, Japan and other Southeast Asian Countries. He is an international business consultant and has been Guest Speaker in various universities in Japan, Singapore and other countries.
Dr. Ajay Kumar (Director Management) gave a floral welcome to Mr. Tong. In his welcome address, Dr Ajay Kumar shared the importance of economic and social dimensions of Southeast Asia and appreciated the inquisitiveness for cross cultural understanding among the management students. In his address to the students, Mr. Tong talked about cross cultural issues pertaining to business with special focus on Japan and Singapore. He shared that both Singapore and Japan areisland country, but the difference lies in Singapore being very international consisting people from Malay, Chinese, Indians, and many other countries whereas Japan represents largely a homogenous society. Many cultures and languages co-exist inSingapore, but in Japan, people share same value and language. He mentioned about business etiquettes particularly while managing business with a Japanese client with respect to greeting, how to exchange business cards, points to be taken into account related to seating position of the client in a meeting, seating position of the client in a taxi or owned car etc.
At the end in an open house discussion, students asked several questions related to the topic. Dr. V N Bajpai, Chairperson PGDM programme proposed vote of thanks to the guest for sparing his valuable time and enriching students on Business Scenario in Southeast Asia with his words of wisdom., , ,
On 9th of September, 2018 the activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of I.T.S, Ghaziabad, celebrated the International Literacy Day.
The literacy mission is obviously the main driving force behind an activity like Parivartan. We intended to use the day to highlight the importance of literacy in a country like India by distributing a notebook and a pen to every participant to inculcate the feeling of basic education in each one of them.
In the first part of the day’s programme Prof. Lokesh Upreti explained the concept of literacy to the children, pointing out why it was important and necessary. He emphasized that without being educated, people could be easily duped as they would have no way of independently verifying the facts and information provided by others.
The second part of the plan for the day consisted of ‘Mera Parichay’ – a session to familiarise the children with how to write their names as well as those of their parents in Hindi and English. This turned out to be the most enthusiastic part for the little ones. Almost all of them came up to the two faculty members as well as the student volunteers to make sure that they were writing everything correctly.
In the concluding part, a quiz was held with a view to revise past learning. Prizes in the form of pencil boxes and purses donated by the I.T.S Parivar were handed out to those answered correctly. The excitement was palpable as the children were more than eager to win their chosen ‘gifts’!
The day ended with the distribution of Bikano Namkeen and Mango Bite Toffees among the children. Dr. Indraneel Mandal accompanied and motivated the student volunteers. Prof. Lokesh Upreti guided the volunteers in the conduct of the programme as the faculty coordinator of CSR Club - Parivartan., , ,
Institute of Technology & Science, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad organized Convocation for its 21st Batch of PGDM students on Sunday, 09th September, 2018.
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh International was the Chief Guest and delivered convocation address. Convocation ceremony was graced by Shri Pawan Bhageria, President, Tata Technologies, Dr R P Chadha, Chairman, I.T.S. – The Education Group, Dr. Vinaysheel Gautam, Chairman, Academic Council and Advisory Board, Mr. Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman, I.T.S- The Education Group, Shri B. K. Arora, Secretary, I.T.S- The Education Group, Shri Surendra Sood, Director(PR), I.T.S- The Education Group, distinguished members of advisory board, Dr M.P. Gupta, Mr. Romy Chopra, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director (Management) and PGDM programme Chairperson, Dr V N Bajpai. All the pass-out students of 2016-18 batch received diploma from the Chief Guest in person at the convocation.
Convocation ceremony was started with welcome address and presentation of Institutes report for the year 2017-18 by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director (Management), highlighting major achievements of the Institute, Management Department, its faculty and students. Chairman Academic Council, Dr. Vinaysheel Gautam congratulated diploma recipients in his inspiring address and asked them to be ever-ready for the changes and challenges in the digital economy. He advised to develop a habit of being aware and beware for challenges and opportunities in personal and professional life.
Dr. V. N. Bajpai, Chairperson of PGDM programme, administered the oath to the diploma awardees. Medals were presented on academic performance. Ms. Saloni Garg, Mr. Palash Bhattacharjee and Ms. Souradipa Ghosh received Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals respectively for scoring First, Second & Third rank.
Gold medals for specialisation toppers were given to Mr. Palash Bhattacharjee in Marketing area, Ms. Nidhi Gupta in Human Resource, Ms. Saloni Garg in Finance, Mr. Vishal Sharma in Information Technology area, Ms. Novika Chadha in International Business and Mr. Abhishek Anand in Operations area.
Chief Guest Shri Bindeshwar Pathak in his convocation address inspired the diploma holders by sharing his life story of success stating that one must always be honest, sincere and passionate towards our goals. Guest of Honour Shri Pawan Bhageria emphasized the significance of being always on the learning mode.
Dr.V.N. Bajpai, Chairperson of PGDM programme, presented vote of thanks. Prof. Yaachna Malhotra was the Master of Ceremony., , ,