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., , ,
Library Club “The Reader’s Cafe” of the Management Department of I.T.S Ghaziabad organised “Cultural Cafe” in collaboration with “Glocal”-IB Club for the students of PGDM on 31st August, 2018. It comprised of three rounds full of learning, fun and excitement.
Objective of the activity was to spread awareness about various cultures around the Globe and inculcate cross-cultural sensitivity amongst the students. The event witnessed an enthusiastic participation from the student’s teams as well as the audience. Question-Answer rounds were conducted for the audience and chocolates were distributed to the students for correct answers. The winning team for the First Prize comprised of Ekta Ojha, Shubham Aggarwal and Khushboo Sethi and the Runner up prize comprised of Rishi Sharma, Charu Bansal and Pranay Chaudhary. Both the teams were felicitated with attractive prizes given by the panel of judges -- Prof. Shikha Arora, Prof. Parul Gupta and special guest PGDM Chairperson, Dr. V N Bajpai., , ,
Faculty Interaction was organized by Research Development Cell to capture the need of analytics skill sets by the faculty. Twelve faculty members attended the session.
Prof. Hemant Purohit initiated the session by telling the importance of analytics skill set to be acquired by the ITS students preparing for forthcoming placement process in I.T.S.
Prof. Lokesh enquired about the tools relevant to the students and he was told that besides tools, the process of analytics to be understood holistically.
Dr. Charu and other HR faculty members were curious whether the current state of our students is sufficient or some add on market relevant skills are needed, if yes, then how to acquire these skill set(s). Prof. Hemant explained in detail and was of the view to get the new role profile the skill sets pertaining to analytics have to be acquired by doing hands on by the workshop mode.
Faculty of finance enquired about data audit and also informed that lot of finance functions are being taught in MS-Excel, students are trained to do financial analysis on MS-EXCEL. Prof. Hemant clarified and also told that using MS-Excel for analysis is also Analytics which is used in DDD (Data Driven Decision) process in modern organization.
Prof. Hemant shared one example related to Bajaj Finserve, Pune, where the input from Head-Analytics, that they look for students to use simple Excel application to predict employee churn time, rather to go for expensive and sophisticated software packages.
Finally, Prof. Hemant wrapped the session by emphasizing that skill sets of analytics with industry relevant and in holistic manner from domain to business process, tools, techniques used to help business in order to create value for the customer and organization itself., , ,
Prof. Alok Singh organized Guest Lecture on the Topic “Procurement and supplier selection” by Mr. Shobhit Agarwal, Assistant Manager-Procurement, Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd. New Delhion 30th August, 2018 at I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, for PGDM-IV Trimester- Operations specialization students.
The lecture began with warm welcome of our esteemed guest by Prof. Alok Singh and without much delay our guest began with the topic procurement management. The term procurement means a contractual purchase and further the lecture revolved around detailed discussion on the topics such as steps being followed by government organizations for procurement, evaluating the requirements, setting up of mechanism for making procurements effective and so on.
Moving ahead, Mr. Shobhit Agarwal covered nitty-gritty pertaining to requirement generation which covered all the fields ranging from business requirement to vigilance requirements. Also he touched on the role of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and brushed about the role that it plays in assisting the working of the organizations.
The next on the discussion was ‘Why do we need procurement’ and it revolved around the aspects that procurement helps in getting the goods in right quantity, right time, right quality and from the right source. Our guest also explained that how an organization deals with a government body and the precautions it has to take while dealing with the same. The focus then shifted to operations in procurement. Under this head, he explained about the preparation of bids and RFP (Request for Proposal), how a government body evaluates the bids received and finally awarding the contract and contract management.
Further, Mr. Shobhit Agarwal explained about consequences of an unplanned procurement where he focused on the problems being faced by the organizations such as inefficiencies, sub-optimal use of assets, loss of time, loss of efforts and so forth. Specifications play a very important role hence our esteemed guest spared a few minutes on discussing various types of specifications namely proprietary, technical, etc.
In order to shift the focus and gather some more attention of the students, he organized interactive game session which revolved around team building, strategies formulation and their importance in the organization.
After brief refreshment from the games, the lecture soon began explaining the RFP steps and how they are used to interact and communicate the precise terms and conditions stated by the government body. This marked the end of the fruitful lecture and Q&A round was held along with the feedback which was very positive from the participating students.
Vote of thanks was given by Prof. Alok Singh., , ,
26th of August, 2018 activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad, was yet another special day in a month that has been full of them.
It was the day to celebrate Rakshabandhan – the solemn occasion that pays homage to the sacred relationship between brothers and sisters.
The volunteers for the day were Aprajita Srivastava, Samina Khatoon, Abhijit Giri, Ayush Goel, Jyoti Pal and Atul Aniket.
After the class on mountains in the previous week, it was time to discuss about continents. Samina and Aprajita explained to the children how continents were different from countries. They were also told about the seven major continents. Initially the children had some difficulty in grasping the concept of continents; but when examples of the unique features of the animals and the people living in each continent were held up, it became clearer.
The second session of the day consisted of a quiz where the children faced questions on whatever had been taught during the last one month. In order to encourage the children, each correct answer was rewarded with a special prize.
The day finally ended with the distribution of “Winky’s Swiss Rolls” and “Mango Bite Toffees” among all the children.
Dr. Indraneel Mandal accompanied and motivated the student volunteers, and guided them in the conduct of the sessions., , ,
19th August 2018 activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad, was a day dominated by the dark clouds in the sky.
The joy and enthusiasm of the Independence Day celebrations the previous week ensured that the number of children was more than usual.
The volunteers for the day were Aru Bansal, Shaswat Sinha, Priyanshi Gupta, Vaibhav Hemrajani, Arindam Ghosh and Diksha Rai.
In the first session, Aru taught the children about mountains - how they were formed; the geographical spread of the Himalayas and some of the main peaks therein; how ice from the glaciers melts to give rise to the rivers. The learners were not entirely knowledgeable in this, but they listened intently and enthusiastically participated in the Q&A session that followed.
The next session dealt briefly with traffic rules, especially with regard to crossing roads. This was of practical relevance to the children, as many of them have to cross the road to come to the Parivartan classes. Those who answered questions correctly in this and the previous session were rewarded with a packet of Crax curls, pens and toffees.
The programme finally ended with the distribution of “Krack-Jack Biscuits” and “Mango bite toffees” among all 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., , ,
2nd Session of Utthan - CSR initiative of I.T.S, Ghaziabad was organized on 18th August'18. The day was dedicated to “Social Media”.
On this day, students were briefed about advantages and disadvantages of Social Media with small efforts with a practical session in Computer labs and Presentation Competition.
Volunteers of the day – Rishav, Shubham, Babita, Shubhodeep, Kiron, Vaibhav, Prakriti, Maansi, Geetika, Saloni, Nagesh, Sakshi, Shraddha, Neha, Prerak, Sumitro, Pranshu, Siddharth started the day with the brief on the day’s activities and the competition.
The talk of the day was on ‘Importance of Social Media….’ during which the efforts to be put in to be updated via social media were discussed. The session was started by Prof. Nitin Saxena and Prof. Shilpi Vaish with explanation of merits and demerits of Social Media. After this, Shubham Aggarwal and Babita Bisht of PGDM I showed them a PPT on Social Media and discussed its importance.
The second part of the day was a practical session in the computer labs. The children were taken to Lab 1 and Lab 2 where the task was to search and explore about the Social Media and its uses. The children entered the designations into Google and read the details on Wikipedia.
The last part of the session was an Presentation Competition during which all the children shared their views declaring – ‘Importance of Social Media'.
For 10 small aged children, Dance Competition was organized as they were not able to discuss and understand about Social Media.
The Director Management – Dr. Ajay Kumar Sir also motivated the children through his inspirational talk. He not only motivated the students but also shared the ways they can be updated and gain knowledge through Social Media.
There was a Prize Distribution where 40 students were given prizes like Pencil and Pen kit, Geometry Pouch and Colors etc. for nicely presenting their views on Social Media and showed their talent in dance competition., , ,
Department of Management organized Aagaaz-2018, Freshers’ Welcome Party for PGDM (2018-20) Batch on 18th August, 2018, full of fun, imagination, entertainment, surprises and emotions.
It was a grand success to emotionally connect every ‘fresher’ of PGDM programme to their seniors and ‘I.T.S Parivar’. The party inculcated the feeling among participants to remain ever new and fresh to take up the challenge of personal & professional life in the days to come.
Smiles on the faces and high spirit marked the welcome party for the new faces, manifested youth and enthusiasm at its full flow. With beautiful ambiance, dazzling lights and foot tapping music, the fresher’s party began with a difference. Ceremonial lamp lighting by the dignitaries was followed by welcome address of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director (Management). In his address he suggested students to be always ready to take up the challenges ahead and shared the key attributes of a successful professional. Dr. V N Bajpai, Chairperson of PGDM programme advised students to spare some time to make networks, interact with each other, making good memories and about being strangers, no more.
It was then followed by number of mind blowing performances by the mix of senior and junior students including solo dance, group dance, singing and ramp walk. The selection of Mr. & Ms. Fresher was another one of the most striking and awaited events. It started with a ramp walk of participants followed by their individual introduction. After passing through various rounds, finally it was Mr. Mridul Sharma and Ms. Maansi Saxena who won the title of Mr. Fresher and Ms. Fresher respectively. Selection of the best out of the rest in all the categories was a hard nut to crack for Prof. Durba Roy, Dr. Surendra Tiwari and Dr. Shuchita, the Judges for this part of event.
All the events were artistically and beautifully presented in colours as well as style. The hit dance numbers and various other performances surprised and entertained the huge audience.
The excitement augmented to a joyful high when the seniors and juniors joined together on the dance floor. And as the mercury began to rise, the dance floor was left open for some unbridled exuberance. Colors of joy, happiness, togetherness could be seen in students as well as faculty members of the department.
Freshers’ party is all about making the best start to the new academic year! A time of the year to create an everlasting relationship! Everyone left the dance floor with not just tapping feet but the pulsating togetherness of what they went for. The event was very well co-ordinated by Prof. Jyotsna Vaid., , ,