PGDM students participated and present paper in International Seminar
Ms. Chetna Rajput and Ms. Vidhi Tyagi, students of PGDM program, 2021-23 batch, I.T.S School of Management, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, attended and presented paper in the International Seminar on the theme “Environment, Energy and Health: Emerging Challenges and Policies” organized by the Department of Economics at University of Jammu on 3-4th November, 2022.
Dr. Shallu Sehgal, Professor, Department of Economics delivered the welcome address followed by Prof. Falendra K. Sudan, Professor and Coordinator of the seminar who gave the overview of the program and the theme in current context of the environment and changes after the pandemic situation. Prof. Sharanjeet Singh Dillon, Former Professor, Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab addressed as a key note speaker on the topic “Environment, Energy and Health: Emerging challenges and Policies” which was very knowledgeable and interesting, where he talked about the energy sources, disruption and depletion of climate.
Guest of Honor Prof. Jasbir Singh, Dean, Faculty of Social Science, University of Jammu put forth his remarks on the topic followed by Chief Guest Prof. Naresh Padha, Dean, Academic Affairs, University of Jammu who addressed with his comments and suggestions on the theme. Prof. Aroon Sharma, Head, Department of Economics, University of Jammu concluded the inaugural session with vote of thanks to the dignitaries, paper presenters and participants.
PGDM students presented their paper titled “Environment issue in a small pocket of Rural India - An investigatory action research towards easing lives and environmental care”, a research undertaken under the guidance of Dr. Rajeev Johari. The presentation triggered intelligent, relevant and leading Q&A session wherein experienced experts and Ph.D Scholars gave their useful feedback and suggestions for improvement in the research design and content. The paper “Environmental and Sustainable Energy Ecosystem” authored by our PGDM (22-24 batch) student Akansha Sahu under the guidance of Dr. Indraneel Mandal was also accepted for presentation at the seminar.
On the Second day i.e 4th November 2022, Valedictory Function was held in which Dr. Virender Kumar, Department of Economics who was the Session Anchor gave the welcome remarks. Key Note Speaker Prof. Kuldip Kaur, Professor, Punjab School of Economics GNDU, Amritsar, Punjab talked about Green Energy, Sustainable energy, Solar Energy in relation to India’s context.
The academic exposure served to enlighten our students motivating them to undertake the research further deep with new dimensions., , ,
Guest lecture on Motivational Strategies for Hybrid Workforce
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organised an online guest lecture on the topic “Motivational Strategies for Hybrid Workforce” by Mr. Narayanan Ramesh, General Manager, South Region, JSR Infra Developers Pvt. Ltd., Retired Bureaucrat from the Ministry of Railways, GOI on 03rd November, 2022 for PGDM (2022-24) Batch. The guest was welcomed by the Director Dr. Timira Shukla.
Mr. Narayanan talked about the motivation strategies and the importance of self-motivation in hybrid world. He talked about the ways to make the best use of resources like man, money and machinery. He guided the students on the importance of having right attitude and aptitude for success.
He shared his knowledge and experience and said that MOTIVE + ACTION = MOTIVATION and every action must be followed by some motive. He said that motivation is the integral element of success for an individual as well as the organisation. According to him, employees of the future must be self-reliant and self-dependant. He further talked about the positive and negative motivation and factors influencing motivation which can be understanding of self, ego status, external environment and inner state of mind.
He classified motives in 3 categories namely, primary motives i.e., biological and physiological; general motives which are not learned i.e., manipulation; secondary motives which are acquired i.e., to achieve certain levels of quality of life, status, affiliation and power.
He then shared information about the rewards and recognition which are extrinsic and intrinsic in nature.
He elaborated the ways to enhance self-motivation like making concrete plans, having positive attitude and starting with small steps. He talked about the difference between a self-motivated and non-self-motivated person.
It was an insightful session and students demonstrated enthusiastic participation. The guest lecture concluded with the presentation of a virtual plaque as a token of gratitude and respect. Session was coordinated by Dr. Shikha Arora., , ,
Guest lecture on “IMPACT OF COST ANALYSIS IN BUSINESS MODEL”
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized a guest lecture on the topic “IMPACT OF COST ANALYSIS IN BUSINESS MODEL” for PGDM (2022-24) batch students on 2nd November 2022.
Expert for the session was – Mr. S.K. Gautam, CEO,UDYAM, NR Tradewind Services Pvt.Ltd. Prof. (Dr.) Timira Shukla, Director presented a plant sapling to welcome the guest.
Dr. Gautam talked about various business model. He discussed how to reduce the cost by understanding the market. He elaborated on the important aspects of cost analysis i.e. human effort cost which is usually not considered while calculating the overall cost. The session provided information about the study of cost of human efforts with respect to various production criteria like the scale of operations,price factor of production, size and output,etc. affects the cost analysis . He also threw light on the manufacturing model and how the cost analysis is different from top to the lower level in the organization.
He highlighted that there are approximately 14 business models in India which are B2B model, B2C model, Subscription model, and last one freemium (free and premium) model. So, organization should strategize to minimize the product and services cost and consider the risk factor in startup model while in the starting phase.
3 types of cost were discussed viz:
· Direct Cost
· Intangible Cost
· Indirect Cost
Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Chairperson PGDM presented a token of gratitude to the guest. The Guest Lecture was coordinated by Dr. Rajeev Johari., , ,
Deepawali Celebration by Parivartan Club
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 October 21st, 2022.
The volunteers were students of PGDM (2022-24 batch). Day’s focus was on Deepawali celebration with underprivileged children of Sahibabad area. The student volunteers included Priya, Abhinav, Saloni & Harsa.
Among the volunteers Abhinav started the session by telling the importance of Deepawali festival according to Hindu mythology and calendar. After that Priya asked queries related to the said information by Aryan to confirm the proper transformation of the knowledge shared. Thereafter children sang hindi poem of Deepawali.
Saloni told the children that Deepawali is a festival of lights and forgiveness to come out from the darkness and negativity.
The session ended with the distribution of Kitkat chocolate, Cake Biscuits & Frooti among the children. Children thanked the institute for making their Deepawali special.
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma accompanied and guided the student volunteers., , ,
Alumni talk on the topic “Challenges and Opportunities in Present Business Scenario”
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized an Alumni Talk for students of PGDM (2022-24 batch) on the topic “Challenges and Opportunities in Present Business Scenario” on 20th October, 2022.
The talk was delivered by Alumnus PGDM (2009-2011 batch) Mr. Aditya Vatsya, Manager - Times of India, Department of Digital Content & Media Solutions. Dr. Timira Shukla, Director- I.T.S School of Management welcomed the guest by presenting a plant sapling.
Mr. Aditya started the session by sharing his experience. Further, he shared his journey from campus to corporate. He spoke about the changing expectations of corporate from the young managers. In his address, he emphasized on the following attributes viz :-
He highlighted several examples of corporate – where during pandemic the corporate converted the challenges into opportunities.
He advised students that not to run after targets but to create new ideas so that targets can be achieved without any extra efforts. He answered all the queries asked by the students satisfactorily.
At last Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Chairperson PGDM and Dr. D.K Pandey presented a memento as a token of gratitude to Mr. Aditya., , ,
Cultural Club’ Activity “Business Expo – An Indian Cultural Diwali Mela” Competition
Vibgyor – The Cultural Club atI.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized “Business Expo – An Indian Cultural Diwali Mela” Competition for PGDM participants on 19th October, 2022.
The Event was inaugurated with the Lamp-Lighting by Dr. Timira Shukla (Director – I.T.S School of Management), Dr. V.N. Bajpai (Director – Institute of Technology & Science), Dr. Sunil Kumar Pandey (Director – UG & IT), Prof. Nancy Sharma (Vice Principal – UG Campus), Dr. Anusha Agarwal (PGDM Chairperson).
During the event following competitions were organized;
1. Best Indian Cultural Business Stall competition
2. Best Indian Cultural Group Dance competition
3. Best Indian Traditional Costume competition
Total 07 teams compete in “The Best Indian Cultural Business Stall Competition”. The event was Judged by Dr. Shailendra Kr. Dubey & Prof. Mayank Sharma. Winners of this competition were Anupam Shaw & Khushi Chachra, who made a stall of handmade decorative items. Whereas First Runner-up were Abhinav Srivastava, Divyansh Jaiswal, Yogit Aggarwal & Sundari Tomar, who made a stall of Bombay Special Bhel-puri. And the Second Runner-up were Aman Garg, Pankaj Garg, Anjali Verma & Siddharth Garg, who made business stall of Maharashtriyan Batata-vada.
The Best Indian Cultural Group Dance performances were judged by Dr. Shikha Arora & Prof. Yachna Malhotra. Winner of this competition were Poorvi Gupta, Akansha Sahu, Roopali Kanchan, Simran Srivstava, Maanyata, Udita Rastogi, Shubham Pandey, Karan Singh, Vipin Yadav, Ritik Arora. Whereas First Runner-up were Akshita Grover, Khushi Jaiswal, Ananya Sharma, Lovely Rawat, Priya Mittal.
Total 13 contestants participated in “The Best Indian Traditional costume competition”.The event was judged by Prof. Ashutosh Sharma. Winners of the competition were; Sumit Kumar Jha (Male) & Sunidhi Singh (Female). Whereas First Runner-up were; Ram Krishna (Male) & Udita Rastogi (Female). And Second Runner-up were Vaibhav (Male) and Poorvi & Simran (Female)
All the winners were felicitated with Trophies & Certificates by Dr. Timira Shukla, Dr. V.N. Bajpai, Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Dr. Shailendra Kr. Dube & Dr. Mayank Sharma.
This was followed by a Dandiya Eve where all the students danced to the beats of dandiya.
The event was successfully organized by members of Cultural Club; Ram Krishna, Poorvi, Sunidhi, Lovely Rawat, Manisha, Ayushi, Narjis, Akshita, Himanshu, Sweety, Rahul & Ujjwal under the guidance of Prof. Ashutosh Sharma., , ,
CyberComm – 2022
Management student of PGDM (2022-24) batch along with faculty members Dr. Neeraj Sanghi and Dr. Maynak Sharma attended CyberComm 2022 "Accelerating the Evolution of Cybersecurity in India" on 18th October, 2022 at FICCI, New Delhi. I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad was academic sponsor for the event.
In the inaugural session on the theme “Government’s Vision around The Changing Paradigm of Cyber–Security Landscape in India”, Mr. Ashutosh Chadha Senior Member, IT and ITes committee, FICCI discussed about technology empowerment in the society during pandemic & elaborated about the whole chain of cyber security.
Dr. Ajay Data, Co-chair, IT and ITeS committee, FICCI joined virtually and briefed about the importance of cyber security in this uncertain cyber world.
Dr. Sanjay Bahl Director General, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India briefed about the operations and securities of the cyber attacks and how security is the pillar of any digital platform.
Lt. General (Dr) Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, and Special Secretary to the Government of India stated some interesting facts like India is in 10th Rank in cyber security in the world.
After the inaugural session there was a Panel discussion on “Embracing Emerging Technologies for Securing our digital environment”, Moderated by Dr Saurabhi Pandey, Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Public Administration, Government of India. Panel members included:
· Mr Amit kumar Dubey, Deputy CTO, Tech Mahindra
· Mr Sanjay J Agrawal, chief product officer, Quick heal Technologies Pvt ltd
· MrDebanjan Chatterjee, Heads Decision Sciences Bureau
· MrPhaneesh Gururaj, Chief Technology Officer, Koo app
· Mr Pankaj Shukla, Director and Solution engineer leader, VMware
In the post lunch session, there was a special address on India’s Digital Public Goods Approach to Cyber Security by Mr. Arvind Gupta, Head Digital India Foundation. He briefed about Digital India campaign’s journey from its launch in 2014 to now India’s being No. 1 in terms of mobile users in comparison to 155 countries.
It was followed by a panel discussion on “Policy Intervention and Harmonisation for Balancing Innovation and Security” chaired by Prof. Rajat Moona , Director, IIT- Gandhi Nagar and moderated by Ms Aparna Gaur, Leader, IP, TMT and Cyber Security Practices, Nishit Desai and Associates. The panel comprised of stalwarts:
· Dr Subi Chaturvedi, Global SVP, Chief Corporate Affairs & Policy Officer, InMobi Group
· Mr Subrata Kumar Mitra, Head- Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson India.
· Mr Vineet Kumar, President, Cyber Peace Foundation
· Mr Aneesh Dhawan, Director, sales Excellence, Strategy & Planning (COO-public Sector), Microsoft.
· Mr Manish Sinha, Director Sales Engineering – India & SAARC, Trellix.
Dr. Amit Andre, Chief Executive Officer, the Data Tech Labs Inc. gave a case study presentation on “IT Budgets – Measuring the Value of your Cyber Security Investment”
Towards the end Mr. Amit Dubey, Co- Founder, India Future Foundation focused on the some real life story sharing of cyber-crime incidents and how we can protect ourselves from them by adhering to very basic cyber protocols., , ,
GUEST LECTURE ON “SCM: PROCUREMENT & VENDOR MANAGEMENT”
The ‘Guest Lecture’ is an inherent part of the PGDM curricula, through which students get first hand information from an ‘Industry Expert’, on a relevant topic.
In the same vein, the Guest Lecture was organized on the theme “SCM: Procurement & Vendor Management”, on October 18, 2022, at I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad for PGDM 2nd year (2021-23) batch students.
The resource person, Mr. S. Ravichandran, had served with the Daurala Sugar Works, in the capacity of Head, Purchase Department and had over thirty years of enriched Industry experience. Prof. (Dr.) Timira Shukla, Director welcomed guest speaker with the sapling.
Mr. Ramachandran gave an idea about the post –Independence India’s Industrial development and Economy. He elaborated on how the purchase became an important aspect of any organization. He cited Government institutions like MMTC, and how they controlled the market till Sulphur, which was very much used by sugar industry, became de-canalized. There was a sense of increased competition among manufacturing organizations. He quoted Keith Oliver, who coined the term “SCM” in 1983-84. Later due to globalization, need for skillful negotiation became an essential attribute for purchase managers. In his opinion, the Ministry of Defence, is having the largest Purchase Department, owing to its huge requirement for its forces, from within the country and globally. They have streamlined the entire procurement process. Today global procurement is quite in vogue.
At the end, there was Question & Answer session too where students raised their queries. The PGDM Chairperson, Dr. Anusha Agarwal, presented a memento to Mr. S. Ramachandran, as a token of gesture. The Guest Lecture was coordinated by Dr. Shailendra Kumar Dube., , ,
Guest Talk on “Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics’’
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized a guest talk on “Cyber Security and Cyber Forensic” for students of PGDM (2022 – 2024 ) batch on October 17, 2022 .
Expert for the session was – Mr. Saqib Iqbal , Senior Digital Forensic Analyst at Third Eye Solution Pvt Ltd , Delhi . Prof. (Dr.) Timira Shukla, Director presented a plant sapling to welcome the guest.
Mr. Saqib Iqbal shared his views about Cyber Security and types of threats like malware, phishing, MITM , DDOS , Brute Force SQLI DNS . He explained about the model designed to guide policies for information security within an organization. Then he shared some case studies on which he worked like DC Metropoliton Police Department 2021 , Punjab and fake Bank Manager Case , 2019 , Cyber Attack on Cosmo Bank , 2019. He further explained about Cyber and Digital Forensics where he talked about digital evidences and file system. He discussed about the evolution of storage devices, methods to detect hidden data location in hard drive and data encryption. He further added incident response process of cyber forensics.
The session ended with deep insights on Cyber Security and Forensics and how these techniques helped institutions to identify attackers.
Towards the conclusion of the session, he welcomed questions from students and answered them comprehensively. Session was highly interactive and participants appreciated the insights delivered by the speaker.
Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Chairperson presented a memento to the guest speaker. The session ended with concluding remarks by Prof. Sunil Upadhyay., , ,
Two days’ International Workshop on “Financial Modeling”
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized an online Two days’ International workshop on “Financial Modeling” for Finance specialization students from PGDM (2021-23) Batch on 15th -16th October 2022.
The resource person of the workshop was Mr. Kapil Kalra, CFA, Senior Vice President, Finance & Head-Real Estate Investments - Save Max Toronto, Canada. He has a rich 17 + years of experience in diversified C&IB (focusing on Infrastructure Project Financing) across different critical verticals of wholesale banking.
The workshop started with motivational words by Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Chairperson PGDM. She highlighted the importance of financial modeling in today’s scenario.
The speaker started with the introduction to the basics of Financial Modeling widely used in Excel. The students were also briefed on the importance of Modeling and its future implication.
The speaker demonstrated how to do modeling of a Solar Plant Project from scratch and gave some real-time scenarios to build financial models. He further deliberated on the Fundamentals of Financial Modeling, and how to implement MS-Excel. He elaborated on assumptions in Financial Modeling as per industry aspects, interpretation of output from the model and the also explained regarding presenting the results from financial modeling.
The workshop was very interactive as many questions were raised by the speaker to the students for better learning. He also took questions from the students and answered them satisfactorily. Towards the end of the workshop, the Virtual Plaque was presented to the Speaker as a token of gratitude and remembrance. The entire workshop was very informative & inspiring for the students., , ,