Department of Management at I.T.S Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad organized a webcast on “Are you still evaluating performance?” for faculty members on 27th March, 2019. Eminent speakers for the session were Mr. Anupam Kaura, President, Human Resources, CRISIL Limited and Mr. Raghu Pantfrom SAP SuccessFactors Value Engineering practice, India.
Session started with a very interesting round of questions for the participants focused on mapping their perception about the utilityand effectiveness of Performance Management System in their organization. Mr. Kaura talked about the various challenges in PMS, particularly the element of subjectivity or managerial judgement involved in performance appraisal. He shared the best practices in this area and discussed about Formal Appeal Process that is followed by CRISIL in order to address any grievances related to Performance Appraisal.
Mr. Raghu Pant elaborated the process of Continuous Performance Management and the importance of aligning it with business. He said that Performance Management is going to be very dynamic in future. It will be aimed at building right set of behaviours, coaching and mentoring than just measuring performance of employees.
Both the speakers concluded the session with a brief summary where they said that Performance Management System has to be developed and customised according to the organizational needs. If the system is followed with Discipline, Rigour, Transparency and Consistency, it will be a success.
The session was very insightful and appreciated by all the participants. Apart from the faculty members, the webinar was also attended by students of MBA First Year, for whom it was an eye opening experience., , ,
A visit to National Co-Operative Union of India, New Delhi to attend the 20th Vaikunthbhai Mehta Memorial Lecture series organized by NCUI on 27th March, 2019.
Dr Rajeev Johari and Dr Sanjeev Tandon, along with 44 students of the Department of Management (MBA & PGDM) attended the session. The program started with the lamp lighting ceremony by the Chief Guest Mr Amitabh Kant (CEO, NITI Ayog) and other dignitaries on the dais. Mr Amin (Chairman- NCUI) delivered the welcome address. A brief description about the program and the efforts of Mr Vaikunth Bhai Mehta was given by the Mr Satyanarayan (CEO- NCUI). The much awaited deliberation of Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Ayog was highly enriching. He talked about the importance of co-operatives and also the role of technology in the overall development of the farming activities. He also talked about the fact that involving in the allied co-operative services of fisheries and horticulture can enhance the overall productivity. Proper administration of cooperatives can improve the income level of the farmers. He also gave an example from his own life, where he could increase the income from 12% to 20% by introducing proper co-operative marketing strategies. He concluded his lecture by highlighting the importance of co-operatives unions and their collaborative working with the farmers. The benefits drawn are for the union and the villagers at large.
The event came to an end with the vote of thanks by one of the members of the organization who was representing the state of Madhya Pradesh., , ,
Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad organized Guest Lecture on the topic “Analytics in Business” for PGDM (Batch 2018-20) on 26th March 2019. The Resource person of the session was Dr.Debarshi Mukherjee(Associate Professor & HOD, Tripura University)
It was highlighted that Business analytics involved communicating results of data analysis through statistical operations, formation of predictive models, and application of optimization techniques. In layman’s terms, business analytics breaks down information related to past performance to plan for the future. The task of pouring over large amounts of data, or Big Data as it is called to come up with solutions is a profession that reaches even into the most humble parts of daily life. In fact, this particular aspect of business is extremely important to the economy, but more significantly, is attractive to those wanting to take part in shaping some of the most well-known and popular businesses and products. Importance of machine learning was discussed with the examples for better understanding of students. He had discussed the role of analytics in healthcare sector for companies and customers., , ,
Faculty of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad, Dr. Rajeev Johari attended the conference on 25th March 2019 at India Habitat Centre titled Future of the Digital Economy: Cross Currents in Emerging regimes.
The conference begin with opening remarks by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER who highlighted the specific concerns of digital economy in terms of future prospects be it positive or negative and to what extent could it be considered reliable for security and protectionism within government policy framework. Mr. Peter Cherukuri, Executive Director, Data Catalyst Institute delivered his address on data analytics and future course of action in the digitalization of economic growth.
The conference was organized with the partnership between ICRIER and Data Catalyst Institute. Key Note Address was delivered by Ms. Aruna Sundarajan, Secretary, Department of Telecommunication, Govt. of India on policy issues and vertical impact on qualitative data which also highlighted the digital instrumentation for younger demography and e-commerce. She interlinked data with the security of incremental growth and digital drivers.
The conference was structured in three panels and every panel was based on different areas viz. Future of the Digital Economy, Data Security: Emerging Discourse on Encryption and Localization and Identity and Authentication in India’s Digital Economy. Panelist and Moderators were experts from academia, industry, technocrats, service providers, info analysis from public, private and Government institution and Ministries. The discussion centered on data security, privacy security, data space, data user’s identity, quality of data, data storage facility, digital technology and interlinking with growth and delivery of services etc.
A special address by Mr. Gopalakrishnan S., Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India was delivered on the issue of privacy and data storage facility focusing on spectrum supply by Government.
Overall it was a great learning experience with new insights gathered on a wide array of the specified theme., , ,
‘Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme at Department of Management at Institute of Technology & Science, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad organized activity on 24.3.19
Election fever has gripped the country. Therefore the time was ripe for enlightening the learners at Parivartan about the ‘Dance of Democracy’. It was time for some preliminary lessons in Civics. Prof. Lokesh Upreti opened the day’s deliberations by trying to explain the process through which representatives are selected for the Parliament in India. He discussed how the party which enjoys majority in the Lok Sabha goes on to form the government at the center with the leader of that party occupying the chair of the Prime Minister of the nation. Prof. Upreti, with contributions from Nagesh, also took time to explain the mechanism behind the formation of the upper house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha.
Observing that the children were having some difficulty in grasping the concepts involved, an impromptu role play session was organised where two of the kids were selected to represent the leaders of two major (fictitious) parties in the fray. Each party was to contest the elections for ten seats. Three children each were nominated as candidates from the major cities from each side. The resultant process clarified much of the bottlenecks in the learning process.
The second part of the day was devoted to a session on multiplication and division, specially that comprising of two digit numbers, with power performers Mansi and Atul spearheading the session. The learners worked out the sums in their copies, which were then evaluated by those present. For the first time, grades ranging from ‘good’ to ‘excellent’ were mentioned on the copies, in an attempt to encourage the children in their efforts.
With the end drawing close, the regulation quiz was held for judging the understanding of the day’s lessons, with those answering correctly receiving a pack of ‘Crax Rings’ each. This was followed by the distribution of ‘Bikano mixture namkeen’ and ‘Parle Orange Bite’ toffees among the children.
Prof. Lokesh Upreti planned and guided the volunteers in the conduct of the programme as the faculty coordinator of CSR Club - Parivartan., , ,
Faculty of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad, Dr.Nitin Saxena and Prof. Ankur Ahuja jointly conducted a Management Development Program on 17th March, 2019 at I.T.S, Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad.
MDP started with the Welcome Address by Coordinator of MDP Cell, Dr. Lalit Sharma and Dr..Anusha Aggarwal (Area Head-Finance). Senior and Middle level managers from Lava International, Shinerood Foods Pvt. Ltd, Croblaze Agritech Pvt. Ltd, Honda, Catholic Serian bank, W3 Coding and HBA (Sunfood Ltd) were registered for the MDP.
The program was designed with an objective to enhance the basic understanding of financial statements and understanding the investment avenues available in the market. Programme focused on Basic Terminologies in Accounting, How to Read Balance Sheet, Financial Analysis Techniques, Understanding use of Future value and present value concepts, Savings Vs investments and Entry in stock market.
Prof. Ankur Ahuja was the resource person for first session and he covered various aspects of accounting. He relates the use of accounting with different business activities. He also covered the concept of profit center and cost center. In his session he discussed that what are the important terms a person should know as investor, employee, owner etc. His session was concluded with discussion on financial analysis of Jet Airways Balance sheet.
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Whenever you splash Holi colors on somebody, you make a promise of being truthful always, maintain brotherhood lifelong and shower them with all the possible love throughout your life. Red for love, green for prosperity, orange for success and pink for happiness."
The spirit of Holi is well and truly here. Coincidentally, it was also the monthly game day. A wonderful opportunity to combine both was presented to us.
Jyoti started the day’s programme with an explanation of the importance of Holi. She narrated the story of Prahlad and Hiranyakashyap – the burning of Holika,, Hiranyakashyap’s demise at the hands of Lord Vishnu reincarnated as the Narasimha, and the ultimate triumph of Prahlad’s faith in and devotion to God. Of course the children were already familiar with it, and recounted the events all the way.
The next part was obviously what everyone was waiting for. For the very first time, a Housie game session was being held at Parivartan. This was not a mere game; it was a test of attentiveness and familiarity with numbers. The kids correctly guessed that prizes on offer would be Holi gifts. Accordingly six winners ultimately emerged, each being rewarded with a big pichkari along with a pack of ‘Crax Rings’.
An impromptu quiz for the preceding class on Holi yielded more winners. Parivartan executive member Aprajita, who has recently been placed from the college, had sent over laddoos as gifts for the learners. Along with ‘Britannia Good Day’ and ‘Kachha Aam’ toffees, they were distributed among the children as the day’s schedule came to a close.
Dr. Indraneel Mandal accompanied and motivated the student volunteers. Prof. Lokesh Upreti planned and guided the volunteers in the conduct of the programme as the faculty coordinator of CSR Club - Parivartan., , ,
Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad organized two-days “I.T.S National Convention-2019” on 14th - 15th March 2019.The objective of the event to provide platform for students to explore their skills and provide invaluable learning and knowledge sharing opportunities, appreciating and encouraging the outstanding performances of fellow students.
Event was inaugurated by special guest Ms. Rashmi Rubi Verma, Model and Social activist, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director (Management), Dr. Sunil Kumar Pandey, Director (IT), Prof. Nancy Sharma (Vice Principal- UG), Dr. V. N. Bajpai and Prof Alok Singh, Event Coordinator. The event witnessed good participation of students from institutions across Delhi, NCR. & UP. Ad-mad show, Solo Dance, Debate, Business Quiz, Cyber Games, Mehendi competition, Face Painting, Rangoli and Fashion Bash were organized on first day. Smiles on the faces & high spirit marked the convention, manifested youth & enthusiasm at its full flow, with beautiful ambience, dazzling lights & foot tapping music the events like Solo Dance & Fashion Bash begin with a difference. All the events were artistically & beautifully in colours as well as style. The hit dance numbers & various other performances surprised & entertained the huge audience.
The National Convention concluded with the power packed performances by the participants on the final day. All the events were diligently organized. Students participated in various events like Group Dance competition, Nukkad Natak, Treasure Hunt, T-Shirt Painting competition and War of Bands. Participants from I.T.S and different institutes of Delhi/NCR showcased their prowess in different events organized in the campus. Different food stalls were also organized for all by the Institute. The day came to a magnificent close with the celebration by all the students.
Convention received registration from more than 850 participants from academic institutions. Two day extravaganza witnessed competition among contestants from institutions including Delhi University, Hansraj College, Dayal Singh College, College of Arts DU, Jindal Institute, Lady Shriram college, CCS University, Galgotia college, Amity University, GITAM college Gurugram, KEC, KIET Ghaziabad, IMS Law college, Deshbandhu College, IP University and many more.
The event was sponsored by Coca-Cola, Suzuki, Hero, Honda, Monginis, Angel Broking, Ducat, Gati, Migsun, Vestige and many more., , ,
Faculty of Department of Management, Dr. Lalit Kumar Sharma conducted a Training Program on Effective Management and Leadership on 12thMarch 2019 at Oriental Bank of Commerce, HRDI, Noida.
Program was designed for Women Officer on Scale III & IV. Total 28 senior officers (Chief Managers, Cluster Heads, Sr. Branch Managers) across the country participated in program.
The objective of the program was to enhance the Negotiation Skills, Customer Relationship Management and selling skills. Program has covered the self-assessment of relationship building of all participants which was eye opener to all participants. They were able to assess their strengths and weaknesses as a leader. Need of rapport building with customers was understood by everyone. Every participant has measured her relationship orientation with the help of an instrument.
Negotiation and objection handling part was covered with some outdoor activities and discussion. Negotiation skill assessment was done for every participant with the help of an instrument so that everyone was able to assess themselves for negotiation and objection handling.
It was a great learning experience to all participants., , ,
Faculty members of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad, Dr. Suchita Singh, Prof. Jyotsana Vaid and Prof. Ritu Saxena attended India Skills Forum on 11th March 2019 organized by IBM in association with CII at The Leela Hotel, Delhi.
Session started with the discussion of skill development in 21st century and how technology in important in current era. Session was chaired by Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President & CEO, IBM and Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Govt of India.
Mr. Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President, Cloud and Cognitive Software, IBM discussed the importance of Artificial Intelligence and human potential.
Aruna Sundararajan, Telecom Secretary, Government of India, Juthika Patankar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Diane Gherson. Senior Vice President, Human Resource IBM briefed the role of women in technology and how women are contributing in the world of technology.
School students presented how they used technology to prepare the prototype of water harvesting machine
Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairman, Apollo Group presented the vote of thanks.
It was indeed a lot of learning session wherein faculty members got the exposure of latest technology and how this technology can be used even in teaching., , ,