The Reader’s Café – Library Club of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad organised “Chakravyuh-Imagination at Work” for PGDM students on 7thMarch, 2019. It comprised of two rounds full of learning, fun and excitement.
In the first round, students were shown very interesting images of workplace situations on which they were required to think and speak for 2-3 minutes. Students participated very enthusiastically and presented their ideas in a creative manner. 5 participants were shortlisted for the second and the final round. Participants were given difficult workplace situations which they were required to handle in a skilful manner using logical reasoning, creativity, problem solving and strategic decision making.
The event witnessed an enthusiastic participation from the student participants as well as the audience. Question-Answer rounds were conducted for the audience and chocolates were distributed to the students for correct answers. Winners were felicitated with attractive prizes given by Director Management, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Event Coordinator, Prof. Shikha Arora and the panel of judges – Dr.Lalit Sharma and Prof. Namita Dixit and PGDM Chairperson, Dr. V N Bajpai.
First Prize was bagged by Saurabh Pant and second prize winner was Priya Bhardwaj.
Prof. Shikha Arora guided the student members of Library Club for organising the entire activity., , ,
Tie up between I.T.S – Mohan Nagar & Valparaiso University, State of Indiana, United States of America
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is signed between Institute of Technology & Science, Mohan Nagar and Valparaiso University, State of Indiana, United States of America on 4th March, 2019 for strengthening the ties with each other.
The agreement was signed with the spirit of International understanding and good will to consider the possibilities for enhancing educational and research cooperation by our students, staff, and faculty.
The Foreign delegate, Prof. Jaishankar Raman - Assistant Provost for International Affairs and Associate Professor of Economics, Valparaiso University, State of Indiana, United States of America interacted with Faculty and Students of Management Department emphasizing University’s aims to foster in its students a lifelong commitment to this search for truth, encouraging the development of a sense of personal vocation as well as the intellectual and professional skills needed to pursue it.
Prof. Jaishankar Raman is responsible for overseeing existing relationships with global partners, exploring collaborations with new partners around the world, coordinating academic and non-academic programs for international students to ensure their success, and coordinating international programs for all students on campus. He also works in close collaboration with Enrollment Management to develop, strengthen, and systematize international recruitment, application, and enrollment processes.
After positive discussions between us, we agree to further explore these possibilities at our respective institution in near future., , ,
‘Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad organized the activity, with the essence of below quote:
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots and tyrants and a soldier will fight long & hard for a bit of colored ribbon." - Thomas Jefferson
Since the past last two weeks an angry patriotic fervor has gripped the whole of India. Hence it was important to enlighten the little learners so that they have a general awareness about the many helping hands they have around them, including one of the best military forces in the world.
Shiksha started off the day with a discussion of the common community helpers, and it was carried on beautifully by Disha Saraswat describing the role of about fifteen community helpers such as teachers, doctors, cobblers, barbers, the police, washer folk, etc. As usual the children were not to be left behind as they shouted out the names of almost all such helpers. The session continued with the description of services delivered by each and every community helper and their work in our time of necessity.
The second part of the day's classes dealt with an introduction to our real life superhero Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, whose loyalty & brave deeds were witnessed by the whole nation and the world beyond. Upasana Singh lead the session by teaching the children about the components of the Indian Armed Forces - The Air Force, The Army & The Navy. She also spoke about INS Vikrant, the first aircraft carrier built in India. An interesting part of the session dealt with the different types of salutes & their meaning, which was like a cherry on the cake.
The children were enthralled by the massive dose of learning coupled with fun. As per practice, an impromptu quiz was then held to test the knowledge of the day's learning. The day then closed out with the distribution of packets of "Bikano Moong Daal" & "Parle Orange" toffees among the children.
Prof. Lokesh Upreti guided the volunteers in the conduct of the programme as the faculty coordinator of CSR Parivatan., , ,
Faculty of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad, Dr. Rajeev Johari attended the Report Release Programme organized by ICRIER supported by the World Bank Group and ILO on 28th of February 2019. The programme spreading across the span of the day featured deliberations from distinguished national and international experts from NSDC, NITI Ayog, World Bank and ILO etc.
Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, professor at ICRIERdelivered the welcome address. Gladys Lopez- Acevedo, lead economist at World Bank gave a brief presentation of the report“Exports to Jobs- Boosting the Gains from Trade in South Asia”, addressing the general issues characterizing the South-Asian countries. The issues taken up by her included high population growth of almost 60%, magnitude of informal jobs immensely exceeding that of formal jobs and related issues. She expressed that the trade to GDP ratio have came down from 55.8% to 41.1% from 2012 to 2017.Daniel Samaan, senior economist at ILO stated that the solution for these was the main thrust of the report, and emphasized on enhancement of export in South Asian counties. In order to increase export three policies have been suggested in the report, which areIncrease the scale of exports, Change the composition of exports to help the disadvantaged workers and Change the composition of workforce to help the disadvantaged group.
Amitabh Kant, CEONitiAyog spoke about Global Value Chain and the need to have single objective to focus on. He stressed on the improvement required in the quality of jobs available in India. He also made special address to the MSME sectors to help exports.Manish Kumar, MD-CEO, NSDC shared inputs regarding government’s policies to encourage skilled workers by giving marginally high wage rate. He also stated that large percentage of workers are skilled but not certified. Ms. Sabina Dewan, ED of Just Jobs network threw light on strategies for job creation and workforce development.
During the course of the panel discussion several new debatable issues emerged like ‘Should India focus on its huge domestic market or on exports only’? ‘How should the composition of exports be formed?’ Trade deficit is a problem featuring South Asian countries, the issue of ‘how to increase exports in this scenario?’ also cropped up.
The illuminating exchanges concluded on the note that exports undoubtedly can increase jobs in a country but we also need to consider a host of other specific aspects to handle the problem of job scarcity in South Asian countries.,
Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad organized corporate talk on the topic, ‘Innovative Selling Strategies in 21st Century’ for PGDM batch 2018-20. The Resource person of the session was Mr. Sanjay Chitkara – Head – Sales & Innovation, LG Electronics India Ltd.
Robust marketing is not coincidental. Academia has scrutinized marketing within homogeneous and heterogeneous environments. Practitioners have found innovative strategies to resolve complex issues that permit dynamic homeostasis achievement through the science and arts of marketing. This was very well taken up by the speakers while talking about the fundamental 4 P’s of innovative marketing in 21st century. The students had the great learning experience as they found themselves to completely immersed in the theme by citing various real time strategies adopted by the new generation of marketeers., , ,
Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad organized a visit to Zee News, Film City Noida, for PGDM 1st Year students to attend a Talk Show on "Airstrike by IAF on Terrorists" on 26th February 2019.
Indian Air Force at 3:30 am early in the morning bombed terror camps deep in Pakistan killing more than 300 terrorists with the help of IAF’s Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets. Guests and speakers for the day were Mr. T.R Ramachandran, Mr. Alok Mehta, Major General S.B Asthana, Mr. Ashutosh, Mr. Ravinder, and Col. Tiku with anchor Mr. Aman Chopra.
The session was very informative and engaging through which the students were benefited a lot., , ,
Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad organized a actiity with the thought, that a strong country requires proper awareness of its surroundings.
With that point in mind, it is necessary to have a proper knowledge about the other nations, several of whom make up the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation). That was Parivartan’s goal for the day. The volunteers for the day were Hitesh Sharma, Rahul Gupta, Kirti Singh, Bhavendra, Kalyani Ruhela and Roshan Kumar. Kirti started off the day with a discussion on the countries that make up India’s neighborhood – China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal and Afghanistan. As usual, the children were not to be left behind, as they shouted out the names of almost all the countries. The session continued with the capital cities of these countries. Bhavendra then entered the scene with some nuggets about the languages that are spoken the most in these nations. The second part of the day’s classes dealt with math basics as Rahul got the children to recite multiplication tables up to twenty. Those who knew where asked to step forward and lead the others in reciting the tables. As is the norm here, an impromptu quiz was then held to test the knowledge of the day’s learning. The day then closed out with the distribution of packets of ‘Crax Rings’ and ‘Parle Kaccha Mango Bite’ toffees among the children. 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., , ,
Utthan, A CSR initiative of Department of Management at I.T.S - Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad Organized "International Mother Language Day" Session and MS Word learning session for the students on 22nd February, 2019. Faculty Coordinator and Student volunteers taught the importance of this day which is celebrated every year on 21st February all over the world to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
In the first segment of the activity, students were taken to Computer Labs 2 and 7 to learn working on MS Office. Participants were taught and then asked to prepare a document on the theme of the day using MS word and Google. Student Volunteers taught them to use Internet, working on MS Word to select, Copy & paste pictures and gathering information with the help of Google. Then they were asked to prepare a Presentation on the theme.
In the second segment of the activity, students presented their views on the presentations they prepared for International Mother Language Day. Also, children were introduced to some fun games that made them learn to be creative, goal oriented, to be confident, and develop presence of mind at every part of life. The session was full of learning with fun.
Prof. Shilpi Vaish, Faculty Coordinator of Utthan Club, along with team felicitated the event by distributing Prizes to all the winners of the activity. All the students were given refreshment at the end of the session. Faculty Coordinators of Utthan Activity are: Dr. Nitin Saxena and Prof. Shilpi Vaish., , ,
Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad organized Management Development Program on 23rd February 2019. Prof. Shikha Arora was the resource person of MDP.
MDP started with the Welcome Address by Coordinator of MDP Cell, Dr. Lalit Sharma. A total of 10 Senior and Middle level managers from KPMG, Knitpro International, Parmeshwar Creation Pvt Ltd, MeraBazaar.com, Syara Trexim Pvt Ltd, Mechsoft and Global upside India Pvt Ltd. were registered for the MDP.
The program was designed with an objective to enhance the team building and effective leadership skills of the participants through conceptual and experiential learning sessions. Programme focused on different aspects like, Effective Interpersonal Relationships at workplace, Role of Emotional Intelligence, Planning and organizing Team work, Group Decision Making an Role of a Team Leader.
A variety of tools were used for the effective training and sharing the various aspects of the theme. Participants showed unprecedented interest in the tasks and management games that ended with great learning and a lot of fun. At the end of the MDP, participants shared their experiences and takeaways. Finally, the MDP, packed with experiential learning, management games and an insightful discussion concluded with the distribution of certificates. MDP was conducted successfully under the able leadership and guidance of Director Management, Dr. Ajay Kumar with immense contribution and support received from Associate Vice-President CRC, Prof. Durba Roy. The event witnessed the encouraging presence of Prof. Charu Chaudhry, Dr. Dhruv Pandey and Dr. Namita Dixit., , ,
Department of Management I.T.S, Ghaziabad organized Corporate Talk on the topic “Management: Journey from studentship to practitioner in the era of AI and Gig economy” on 22nd February, 2019.
Mr. Rajan Sinha explained that 'gig economy' refers to an economic model in which temporary and flexible jobs are prevalent, with companies hiring independent contractors instead of full-time employees. He discussed that in ever competitive marketplace, it is getting harder than ever for young people to stand out and secure valuable opportunities for work placements.
He shared how proponents of the gig economy advocate for the flexibility and freedom often associated with freelance or independent contract work. Support arises from the concept of choice, in that people may choose when and how often they undertake work.
Mr. Sinha advocated that any significant organizational shift starts with leadership involvement and encouragement. In order to effectively and efficiently leverage gig talent as a key aspect of the workforce and use it to push the organization towards greater innovation and seamless incorporation, leadership and organizational support is crucial.
He said that HR tactics require forward-thinking mindset and strategic planning, creating pathways for seamless integration into a company’s culture and team and it need to ensure that gig talent is included in the broader workforce strategy and encouraging leaders to align talent strategy to business strategy will be critical. He suggested that now organizations need to have a holistic view of their total talent strategy that includes a mix of permanent and contingent workers by giving away Organizational rigidity. At the end of the corporate lecture, a special vote of thanks was given to him., , ,