Prof. Timira Shukla invited as an speaker in IIEE-ASMA Education Innovation Summit 2023
Prof. Timira Shukla, Director, I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad was invited as an esteemed speaker for round table in IIEE-ASMA Education Innovation Summit 2023 held on 29th April 2023 in Greater Noida.
The main purpose of the IIEE-ASMA Education Innovation Summit 2023 organized by Sparsh Global Business School was to explore the future of Higher Education – its transformation and scope, and delving into discussions to help stakeholders navigate the future.
The inaugural session on the theme- Revisiting the purpose and vision of higher education: An imperative for a paradigm shift witnessed a stellar gathering of education leaders, that included:
1. Dr. Bharat Bhaskar - Director, IIM Ahmedabad
2. Prof. BhimrayaMetri - Director, IIM Nagpur
3. Dr. HarivanshChaturvedi - Director, BIMTECH
4. Prof. Chandan Chowdhury - Associate Dean, ISB Mohali
Mr. Rahul Jain, MD InnoServ Group delivered the welcome address. The Guest of Honour, Prof. HarivanshChaturvedi- Director BIMTECH elaborated on NEP2020 and articulated that every higher education institution needs quality students and quality faculty. The Guest of Honour- Prof. Bhimaraya Metri- Director IIM Nagpur elaborated on the need and significance of IKS ( Indian Knowledge System) and rebooting the B-School curriculum.. He also emphasized the need to develop an Institutional Development Plan as a roadmap for realizing the vision. The keynote speaker, Prof. Bharat Bhaskar- Director IIM Ahmedabad spoke eloquently about democratization of higher education and informed that IIMA has launched an online course for certain areas that can be accessed by all for learning.
Dr. Amit Andre, CEO, the Data Tech Labs showed an audio-visual presentation on ‘Transformation with AI and Metaverse.
This was followed by Round Table Discussion which was moderated by Prof. Harivansh Chaturvedi- Director BIMTECH. Prof. Bhimaraya Metri- Director IIM Nagpur addressed the august gathering about the importance of upskilling by faculty and emphasized that ‘unlearning and learning’ is an important driver of growth. The other speakers included:
Other eminent speakers are:
Dr. Chandan Chowdhury Associate Dean - ISB, Mohali
Mr. Jitin Chawla Founder and Director - Centre for Career Development
Dr. Vishal Talwar Director - IMT, Ghaziabad
Mr. Vivek Suneja Dean - FMS, Delhi
Dr. Vandana Arora Sethi Director - Lloyd Institute of Management
Dr. Jayanthi Ranjan Director, Business School - Sharda University
Dr. Rajeshwari Narendran Director - NTPC Business School
Dr. Taruna Gautam Vice Chancellor - IILM University, , ,
Participation as a technical session chair in the International Conference
Dr. Anusha Agarwal, I.T.S School of Management, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad has been invited by Jaipuria Institute of Management, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad
to chair a technical session in the International Conference on “Financial Innovation for Sustainable Development” on 29th April, 2023
The theme of the conference was “Role of Sustainable Development Goals in Business and Economic Transformation”. The objective of the conference was to provide a common platform for researchers from the Academia as well as the Industry to discuss and present their research work by providing an opportunity for collaboration among them. Various research papers on the above mentioned theme were presented in the conference. The papers were presented by academicians, Research scholars, and Executives from industry in different areas from different parts of the Country. Overall the session was more on the research papers dealing with real problems and scenario in multidisciplinary areas. It was a rich learning opportunity for the participants and all. The interactive nature of the session further added great learning. The feedback was given to the participants on one to one basis along with suggestions for continuing their research in their area of interest.
At last the concluding remark and best wishes was given to all participants for their research in future. Overall the experience was enriching and overwhelming., , ,
International Conference- 2023 on “ Innovations, Agility and Sustainability in Global Business Environment”.
I.T.S Ghaziabad organized International Conference- 2023 on the theme of “ Innovations, Agility and Sustainability in Global Business Environment” on 28th and 29th April 2023.
The conference had an enlightening inaugural session followed by four technical session and two online Plenary session accompanied by global eminent speakers from France, Philippines, USA, Peru & UK. It was organized on two subsequent days, i.e. on 28- 29 April, 2023.
The event commenced with the virtual invocation of Goddess Saraswati. Prof. (Dr.) V.N. Bajpai, Director- I.T.S Ghaziabad warmly welcomed all the eminent speakers and shared his valuable insights on the focal theme with the audience. An overview of the conference and introduction of the theme was given by Conference Convener, Dr. Manoj Kumar Jha.
The inaugural session was graced by honorable Chief Guest Lt Gen A. K. Singh, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd),Former Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Additional Administration of Puducherry) Sainik Farms, Delhi. He deliberated on the unique aspects of leadership in a VUCA world. HE alluded that corporartes could benefit from employing a model that focuses on life and death decisions without limiting itself to simple profit and loss evaluations.
Guest of Honor Prof. S. K. Jain, Former Vice Chancellor, Sri Mata Vaishno Devi , University , Jammu, traced the development of innovation ni various fields, pointing out how the decreasing life cycles are having major implications for companies as well as consumers and & Dr. Ravi Shankar, Professor, IIT Delhi invoked the concept of Triple Bottom Line stressing on the need to achieve the parallel objectives of economic growth, social benefit and environmental protection.
During the Panel Session-1, participants got enriched on the theme “Sustainability of Business in Volatile global Business Environment” by professors from IIM-A, IIM-I, IIM-K,IIM-Kashipur & others . The conference witnessed international Panel Session-2 on theme “Innovations , Agility and Sustainability in Global Business Environment” with academic luminaries from the USA, England, Vietnam, Romania and Peru.
For Panel- Session-1 , following were the expert speakers :
1. Dr. V. K. Gupta, Professor (Finance), IIM Indore
2. Dr. G. Sridhar, Professor (Marketing), IIM Kozikode
3. Dr. K M Baharul Islam,Professor and Area Chair (Communication)Chair, Centre of Excellence in Public Policy and Government, IIM Kashipur
4. Dr. Piyush Sinha, Professor,IIM Ahmedabad
5. Sh. Ravi Ranjan Mishra, Director,(Advisory Services),IFCI Government of India, N Delhi
6. Dr. Suman Pathak, Professor, MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Banglore
The session was moderated by Sh. Ravi Ranjan Mishra, Director( Advisiory Services) , Govt. of India.
For Panel Session-2, following renowned Experts deliberated on the given theme-
· Prof. Justin Paul, Professor, University of PR, San Jaun, PR, USA, Distinguished Scholar,IIM Kerala,Editor in Chief- International Journal of Consumer Studies, Editor- EMR, AE-EMJ & Top Journals
· Dr Tran Thi Hong Ngoc,Head of Department of Natural Resources and Environment Management, An Giang University, Vietnam,
· Prof. Alex Tabarrok, George Mension University, Fairfax, Virginia
· David Wittenberg,ISME College of Management and Entrepreneurship, Mumbai, Visiting Professor at USA, UK and South East Asian Countries
· Adriana Burlea-Schiopoiu, Professor, University of Craiova, Romania
· Prof. Ivan Ivan Muniz Rothgiesser, Director ACCEDU, Universidad Andres Bell, Peru
· Dr. Nikkie Grover, CEO NG EDUWISER PVT LTD, India, Dubai, Singapore, Canada
The International Conference witnessed 4 tracks of presentation for 2 subsequent days. The heartening feature of the conference was substantial participation and presentation of academicians, researchers and business professionals with thought provoking concepts and ideas on the Focal theme in diverse areas of Management and Information Technology.
The International Conference-2023 was thus concluded with the Valedictory session presided by eminent guest Sh. Bhagirath Singh, Vice Chancellor Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay, Shekhawati Univ, Sikar, Rajasthan and declaration of best paper award of all tracks and felicitation to awardees with certificate and trophy. Prof. (Dr.) V N Bajpai presented virtual plaques to all the eminent guests as a token of gratitude., , ,
Sports club event : ENTHUSIA VII for PGDM students
The Statesman Club of I.T.S School of Management organised a sport event, ENTHUSIA VII for PGDM (2022-24) Batch on 20th April 2023.
Following activities were held: -
1. Badminton Doubles
3. Throw Ball
4. Tug of War
The event began with the inaugural ceremony of ribbon cutting by Director Dr. Timira Shukla, Director MBA Dr. V.N. Bajpai, PGDM Chairperson Dr. Anusha Agarwal and our Club Coordinator Dr. D.K Pandey.
All the Four events were held parallelly in the sports complex area and at the playground. Badminton doubles was held in the badminton court in the sports complex, and Volleyball, Throw Ball and Tug of War Were held in the playground. A Volleyball game was planned in 3 sets of 15 points each, And Throw Ball game also was planned in 3 sets 15 points each, Tug of War game 3 chances, The winner was choose on the basis of best of 3 set.
The winners of the event:
Badminton Doubles Girls
Winner :Simran Srivastava and Anjali Kumari
Runner Up :Mansi and Arpita
Badminton Doubles Boys
Winner :Anshul Taragi and Saksham Sukhija
Runner Up : Vinay and Ritik Arora
Throw Ball Girls
Winner : Anjali Verma , Sundari Tomar , Simran Srivastava, Shristy Srivastava and Akshita Grover
Volley Ball Boys
Winner : Karan Singh, Nitish Parashar, Anuj Singh , Ankit Kumar, Vipin Yadav, Neeraj Yadav, Kartikey Upadhyay
Tug of War Boys
Winner : Avinash Chaudhary, Manish Bhati, Sunny Tyagi, Ayush Tyagi, Prince Yadav, Nitish Gupta, Himanshu Gautam.
Tug of War Girls
Winner : Sundari Tomar, Anjali verma, Priya Kumari , Varnika Gupta, Astha tiwari, Ananya and Radhika.
The sports activities were mood refreshing as students got some time to take a break from studies and enjoy leisure time to explore their hidden capabilities. The event was well coordinated, and executed. Overall, the event was energising and a great learning experience where students were able to learn team work, coordination and leadership., , ,
ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT 2023
Institute of Technology and Science and I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organised Entrepreneurship Summit on theme of “Changing Dimensions of Entrepreneurship, Innovation: Technology: Startups” on 21stApril, 2023.
The event began with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony and invocation of Goddess Saraswati. The program commenced with the welcome address of the Director Dr. V.N. Bajpai as he welcomed all the dignitaries and deliberated upon the India’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and the role of students in taking the nation ahead through it.
Honorable Chief Guest of the inaugural session Mr.PankajKankar,CTPO - AJIO, Reliance Retail , Former CTO, Lenskart.com emphasised on the power of belief to face failures and importance of Social Entrepreneurship (ESG), Democratisation, AI, GIG economy.
Ms.Sonal Mehta, Sr. Vice President, Resurgent India Ltd as the Guest of Honour briefed on 3 main pillars of startup preparation: JOSH, HOSH, ZID. She also talked about digital transformation for startups; leveraging technology and innovation.
Mr. Shiv Kumar,Sr. Director (IT) / Scientist, Head of Division- Bio-Technology & Central Information Commission as Guest of Honour, spoke about how Innovation, Technology, Startup, and Entrepreneurship are interconnected.
Keynote Speaker Mr.NeelabhPathak, Program Manager, Startup and Incubation Cell-IIT Kanpurmotivated the students to not stop just because of one failure rather keep planning, implementing, and working hard.
The inaugural session was followed by a power pack panel discussion on “Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Competitiveness comprising of:
Sr. Prof. CK Sabharwal, Managing Director ISK Biosciences India Pvt. Ltdas the moderator of the session initiated the discussion by sharing some of his work experiences working with different institutions and ministries. He emphasized on understanding entrepreneurship with a combination of science, art, attitude, hard work, passion, and mindset.
Mr. SantoshSrivastava, founder & CEO KSKT Agromartshared some real-life examples on Entrepreneurship about mind set and attitude. He advised participants for taking a calculated risk, having perseverance and putting blood and sweat into the idea.
Mr. Ravinder PS Bakshi, Chef Entrepreneur & Founder The Art Cullnaire, suggested students not to be scared of failures as to succeed you must fail, fail fast and restart. He suggested students to learn from failures, be humble, be honest and be fast.
Mr. Sacheen Gandhi, Founder & CEO Healthceopia Wellness Pvt Ltd., emphasized upon getting a brand value. His ideas about strong entrepreneurship are to always remain in touch with the network and not to change the track.
Ms. NituMohanka,Founder -WE rise,emphasized on 4 value systems-Goals, Belief System, Purpose and Strategy which are core for any entrepreneur’s success. She also discussed that learning process is continuous and it is important to connect with the purpose behind the solution of the problem.
Mr. Amar deep Bajpai, Founder Webicom Group talked about at never giving up, trying hard and win with regular attempts. He advised students to focus on health by taking the example of Steve Jobs.
The beauty of the summit was evident from the way the audience kept peppering the sessions with different questions to the panellists and the speakers enlightening remarks on the same. The sessions were highly interactive and participants appreciated the ideas delivered by the speakers.To give students a platform to experience realistic and practical dimension of entrepreneurships the summit was then followed by Business Plan competition in the post lunch session.
At the end of the event, Dr. V.N Bajpai presented Plaque to all the honorable speakers as a token of remembrance and gratitude., , ,
Workshop on 'Investment in Capital Market' for BBA and BCA students
I.T.S School of Management organized a workshop on 'Investment in Capital Market' for the final year students of BBA and BCA courses of I.T.S UG Campus, Mohan Nagar on 19th April 2023.
The expert for the session was Dr. Neeraj Sanghi, Professor (Finance), I.T.S School of Management.
The main objective of this workshop was to create awareness of stock market investment among the participants of the workshop. Different investment strategies with different classes of shares were discussed with the participants. Dr. Sanghi discussed the importance of investment strategies related to growth stocks, high dividend yield stocks, value buying, cyclical stocks, high and low beta stocks. This workshop also focused on usage of online resources and information to create appropriate investment strategies at appropriate times. He emphasised on long term investing in the stock market.
It was an interactive session as participants asked their queries related to the contents covered during the workshop., , ,
CSR "Parivartan Club - Creative Mind Building through Fun Activity
As a CSR Initiative by I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad- “Parivartan – An Education program for underprivileged children” activity was organized in Sahibabad area, on 18th April, 2023.
The volunteers were students of PGDM (2022-24 batch). Day’s focus was to develop creative mind building through fun activity and to teach names of fruits in English to the underprivileged children of Sahibabad area. The student volunteers included Akansha, Rupali, Radhika, Sudhansh & Rohit.
Student volunteers started the class by distributing used news-papers among the children. Children were asked to make something innovative by using the papers. Children made many beautiful items like; Boat, Hand-fan, Aeroplane, decorative paper-items etc. This activity was enjoyed by the children a lot. Winning children were awarded with candies.
The activity ended with the distribution of Cakes & candies among the children.
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma accompanied and guided the students., , ,
Alumni talk on the topic “Winning Mindset” for PGDM students
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized an Alumni Talk for students of PGDM (2022-24 batch) on the topic “Winning Mindset” on 18th April, 2023.
The talk was delivered by Alumnus of PGDM (2013-2015 batch) Ms. Kalpana Singh, Manager (Operations) at Axis Bank. Dr. Timira Shukla, Director- I.T.S School of Management welcomed the guest by presenting a plant sapling.
Ms. Kalpana started the session by sharing her experience during her course of study in PGDM. Further, she shared her journey from campus to corporate. She spoke about the career in Operations as a Operations Manager. During her address, she emphasized on the changing of mindset about the perception about salary package. She said that except being focused about higher salary packages, budding managers should try to be focused about being ethically professional. She highlighted the challenges for operations manager in banking sector.
She also pointed out some important aspects like; Communication, Behaviour, Appearance, Attitude etc. to be prepared for job-interviews. She answered all the queries asked by the students satisfactorily.
At last Dr. D.K. Pandey presented a memento as a token of gratitude to Ms. Kalpana.
The talk was coordinated by Prof. Ashutosh Sharma., , ,
Jashn- E – Alvida: Farewell function of PGDM (2021-23) Batch and “I.T.S Excellence Awards: 2022-2023"
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad, hosted the I.T.S Excellence Awards 2022-23 & Jashn-E-Alvida Farewell function for the outgoing PGDM (2021-23) batch on April 15, 2023.
The event was held to recognize the academic and extra-curricular achievements of the students and bid farewell to the outgoing batch. The program began with a ceremonial lamp lighting and Saraswati Vandana.
The event was graced by the presence of Director PR, I.T.S-The Education Group, Sh. Surinder Sood; Director, I.T.S School of Management, Dr. Timira Shukla; Director- Institute of Technology and Science, Dr. V N Bajpai; PGDM Chairperson, Dr. Anusha Agarwal and faculty members.
Sh. Surinder Sood congratulated all the awardees on their achievements and advised the outgoing students to always see themselves as good ambassadors of the Institute and strengthen the relationship with their Alma mater.
Dr. Timira Shukla blessed the students and conveyed her wishes for the future ahead.
The I.T.S Excellence awards were awarded under various categories, including Academic Excellence, Best Leadership, Star Performer, Best Club, Best Club Member, and Highest Placement International of the batch. The event witnessed enthusiastic performances from students of 2022-24 and 2021-23 batches, including solo & group dance, poetry, and surprise games, which kept the audience enthralled.
Mr. Shivam Pandey and Ms. Papiya Dey were crowned as Mr. & Ms. Farewell, while Mr. Utkarsh Sharma & Ms. Mahima Arora bagged the title of Mr. & Ms. Popular respectively.
The event was nostalgic for the outgoing batch as they were leaving the Institute and beginning a new journey. Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Chairperson PGDM, congratulated each one of them.
At the end of the program, the students rocked the dance floor with a specially organized DJ night. The farewell was a grand success, filled with glitz, glamour, and emotions., , ,
A Business Plan Competition: The Launch Pad: The Desi Shark Tank for PGDM Students.
On April 13, 2023, The Operations Club- “SANKRIYA” organized a business plan competition, “THE LAUNCH PAD: THE DESI SHARK TANK”, to test the business acumen of the budding managers of the PGDM I Year ( 2022-24 Batch). The invited judges were: Dr. Neeraj Sanghi( Professor- Finance); Professor Kumar Biswas ( Operations) and Dr. Rajeev Johari (Associate Prof., Economics).
The Director ITS School of Management, Prof.( Dr.) Timira Shukla in her inaugural address appreciated the seeding of the “Start Up” culture through events like “ The Launch Pad : The Desi Shark Tank”. She also appreciated the enthusiasm of the participating students too. In her words, India is emerging very fast in the world as “Start Up” Hub and the numbers of UNICORNs has already crossed 100. She even hoped, some day one of the participant may emerge as UNICORN in future.
The event witnessed massive enthusiasm and over 10 teams had participated to showcase their business ideas before the judges. The three judges , having their specialized domains, evaluated the “Business Plan”, from Financial viability, Operational excellence and entrepreneurial perspective. There were three prizes for best three business ideas and one prize for Judges’ Commendation. The name of the winning teams is as follows:
First Prize : Team Great Mates
Divyansh Jaiswal (Sec-A), Abhinav Srivastava (Sec-A) , Poorvi Gupta- ( Sec-A)
Second Prize : Team Zeal
Sundari Tomar ( Sec-A), Aman Kumar Singh (Sec-A) , Abhishek Mishra ( Sec-A)
Third Prize: Team Money Magnets
Vivek Kesarwani ( Sec-B), Ram Krishna Mishra (Sec-B), Ankit Kumar (Sec-B)
Judges Commendation: Team Evolutionary
Neeraj Yadav (Sec-C), Ali Siddiqui ( Sec-C), Altamash Ahmad ( Sec-C)
All the awards were given to winners, in the presence of PGDM Programme Chairperson- Dr. Anusha Agarwal. The Portfolio holders and core members of the the Sankriya Club, including President Mr. Amit Kumar Singh, were also facilitated with mementos., , ,