Prof. Yachna Malhotra and Dr. Vivek Pachauri, faculty of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad, attended Gender Equality Summit 2020
by United Nations Global Compact Network India at The Lalit, New Delhi on 6th March 2020. The theme of the Summit “Gender Equality – A key differentiator for sustainable development.
The objective of the Summit was to align the international theme with the Indian fabric to highlight the current generation as a key driver and India Inc. as a key catalyst for gender equality. Being more aware, more connected and more vocal about gender rights, this ‘Generation Equality’ holds the potential to bring about a change from the rural entrepreneurial landscape to the formal urban workplace. GES 2020 deliberates on how the 2020 India Inc can channel this potential through its know-how and resources to magnify focus on gender equality, gender norms and gender neutrality across industries and sectors.
The Summit had four plenary sessions.
Plenary 1 was focused on “Targets of SDGs Goal No 5
Plenary 2 was on the theme UNDG’s MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) framework
Plenary 3 was on the theme ““Means of mainstreaming and inclusion of women in social, economic and political activities”.
Plenary 4 showcased “Compendium on Best Practices on Gender Equality in India “
Dr. Indraneel Mandal, Faculty of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad, presented Paper at ICICT 2020 in Coimbatore.
The International Conference on Inventive Computing Technologies (ICICT 2020) was held at Coimbatore from 26th to 28th February 2020. It was organized by RVS Technical Campus under the aegis of IEEE.
The Inaugural Session of the conference was graced by Dr. D. Nirmal, Chair – IEEE ED Coimbatore Chapter, IEEE Madras Section. He spoke about the impact of the Internet of Things, and why it was imperative for research in this field to progress further. He also cautioned against the threat of security compromises, including the growing menace of identity theft. At the same time, he also alluded to the need for democratizing the phenomenon by involving the general population, ultimately leading to better governance practices.
The three-day conference featured several speakers and delegates from a diverse cross-section consisting of corporate practitioners, academics, research scholars and students. Papers presented covered some of the most cutting edge work in this field.
Dr. Mandal presented an empirical paper titled “Solving Bi-Objective Stage Shop Scheduling Problem by Flower Pollination Algorithm with Fuzzy Orientation”. Dr. D. Vinoth Kumar, IEEE AES Madras Section, and Professor, BioMedical Engineering, VMU University, presided as the Session Chair. The conference afforded widespread opportunities for exchange of views on a wide range
Prof. Shikha Arora from the Management Department presented a paper titled "Psychological contract as a structure for understanding career commitment and career advancement
A Research Agenda" in the International Conference on Inclusive Development through Social Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges held at Army Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida on 28th February, 2020. The esteemed panel of judges appreciated the research idea presented and also accepted the paper for publication in the AIMT Journal of Management. The Conference was inaugurated by Honourable Minister, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Cabinet Minister, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
Dr. Garima Srivastav from Department of Management, I.T.S Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad attended two days workshop organized by Indian Institute of Management -Lucknow (IIM-L)
along with CMEE & North American Society for Marketing Education in India on "Conducting and Publishing High Quality Research in Empirical Modeling for Marketing Strategy" by Dr. Venkatesh'Venky' Shankar (Mays Business School, Texas A & M University) on Thursday and Friday, 6th & 7th February 2020.
Dr.Garima Srivastav got opportunity to Design and present her Research Proposal on “FOMO:A Shift in Behavioural Trend”. It was the great opportunity to get a chance for research proposal presentation and to get it evaluated byDr. Shankar himself. The sights of the workshop laid emphasis on the issues like –Framing Research ideas and question, Methodological skills, Casual Modelling, Big Data Machine learning and AI, Structural Modelling, Future marketing Models.
The workshop fostered high quality research in Empirical Modeling, Strong Research Ideas, Issues and question, Methodological Skills, crafting the paper and revising the paper, participants working on proposal, analysis of proposal and strategy formulation for the participants. There were total of 36 participants from across the Length and breadth of the country including IIM Kozikhode, PDPU-Ghandhinagar ,RGPIT Amethi, IIM-Lucknow.
Dr. Rajeev Johari attended the session on budget overview 2020-21 called by PHDCCI at their premises, where distinguished scholars and business stalwartsdelivered their expert opinion on the subjectfollowed by collective viewing of the budget telecast and discussions on it.
Mr. D. K Aggarwal, President, PHD Chamber gave his welcome remarks focusing on health sector of economy as well as on tax reforms as the need of the current economy of the country. There were varied experts from taxation, academia, think tank, industries, media and banking sector who interacted over the opening remarks.
Mr. Gopal Krishna Agarwal National spokesperson of BJP expressed that to reach the summit of economy, we need to focus on investing for asset and make our country an export hub by focusing on every district and the product characterizing it.He specifically mentioned that we are earmarking capital of 5 trillion in next five years reflecting upon the confidence of the current Indian government.
Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Senior President, PHD Chamber highlighted his views on social sector and infrastructure sector of the economy.Mr. Pradeep Multani, Vice President, PHD Chamber and Mr. Rajeev Talwar and other experts commented on the health sector and corporate taxation.Mr. Lalit Khaitan, Chairman, Economic Affairs Committee, PHD Chamber expressed his views on the working system of cyber security and artificial intelligence as the essential part of our economy.
These were followed by Pin pointed deliberations by Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE of ICRIER and Dr. Subhash Chandra Pandey, former Special Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of commerce and Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Ministry of Textiles on the subject of start ups and small scale enterprises towards the boosting up of economy. Dr. Rajat focused on the subject of international and Indirect tax structure. Prof. Rajesh Chadha, Program Director- National Resources, Brooking Institution in his pinpointed deliberation expressed thoughts on institutional growth and foreign investments.
Mr. Rajeev Talwar,Chairman of PHDCCI concluded the session by asserting that we need be multi dimensional while approaching the policies.
Overall the message of the budget speech by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman touches upon the three pillars like aspiration economy, economic development, and caring society for women, enterprises, startup, housing, culture, tourism, infra, taxation and health sector and skill education that should be invested with young minds and engineers.
Prof. Yachna Malhotra of I.T.S - Mohan Nagar conducted Faculty Development Program on “Clinical Communication & Soft Skills for the faculty members of ITS Dental College Murad Nagar Campus on 18th and 24th December,2019 respectively.
Prof. Yachna focused on importance of Clinical communication in Medical Profession and for achieving professional excellence. With experiential exercises, and Listening techniques, she sensitized the importance of active listening to improve doctor patient relationship.
The training was a mix of both the slide show coupled with some interesting activities to sensitize the Faculty members (Doctors) for giving effective and quality service in general and making their interactions with patients more polite, clear and result oriented.
An interesting activity on Tree of Time Management was conducted which helped the doctors to understand the techniques to manage time in both their personal and professional life. Various exercises helped participants to identify specific tools they need to use, to gain control of their time for effective decision making. The learning environment was highly interactive and resulted in deep routed team cohesiveness among the participants.
Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Dr. Shuchita Singh alongwith six PGDM students attended the “Banking and Finance Summit, on Thursday 19th December 2019: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.”
The Welcome address was given by Mr. Rajesh Srivastava (Chairman, CII Banking & Finance Summit and Executive Chairman Rabo Equity Advisor Pvt. Ltd) where he discussed about the problem faced banking sector and about the cashless economy.MR. VIJAY MANI (Partner- Financial Services Consulting Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP), highlighted the change Industry- card payment, MR. DEBASHISH MUKHERJEE (Executive Director CANARA BANK), talked of building India through banking and finance, MR. DINESH KUMAR KHARA, MD (Global Banking and SubsidiariesState Bank Of India), and MUKULITA VIJAYWARGIYA, whole time member Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board Of India, highlighted about the merger of SBI with associate bank of Travancore, State bank of Patiala, State bank of Hyderabad with SBI. The merger will create bigger SBI that will account for nearly a quarter of outstanding loans in the country.
Special Plenary on Building India through a Stronger Banking and Financial system was chaired by Mr. Rajesh Srivastava, Mr. Rakshat Kapoor (Fund Manager & CIO Centrum credit Opportunities Fund), Mr. Praveen Kumar (Partner National Head Assurance ASA & Associates LLP), Mr. Ankush Gadi (Director Data management and analytics, growth innovation and excellence hub CRISIL LTD) and Mr. Jyoti Prakash Gadia (MD Resurgent India LTD). Major discussion points were, recent incidences ranging from NPAs to impending mergers of Indian Banks has generated an attitude towards the financial sector that ranges from an existential angst to a more positive outlook that hinges on the opportunities that beckons this sector.The Special Plenary addressed the systemic issues of the banking sector and how initiatives like mergers of PSB’s Indian Bankruptcy code etc can bring in a paradigm shift in this sector. The Session will also focus on Credit Risk Management & innovative tools to check NPAs in the Indian Banking system.Next Panel Discussion on ‘Emerging Landscape of NBFCs, Insurance Companies & Special Banks to serve the new India’: What is their narrative?, was chaired by Mr. T K Arun Editor, Opinion The Economic Times, Mr. Abhimanyu Munjal Joint MD and CEO Hero Fincorp, Mr.Shrihari Kulkarni Executive Director Unitus Capital, Mr. Umesh Revankar MD and CEO Shriram Transport Finance. Discussion on Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFCs), Insurance Companies & Special Banks , and their important role in the Indian Financial system by complementing and competing with banks and bringing in efficiency and diversity into Indian financial intermediation was the focal theme.
Next Panel Discussion on Digital Technologies for Financial Inclusion & Panel Discussion on Future of Banking & FinTech Revolution, was chaired by Mr.Jaijit Bhattacharya CEO Zerone Microsystems Pvt Ltd., Mr. Abhishek Ranjan Chief Technology Officer CSC e-Government Services India Ltd., Mr. Amit Arora Financial Inclusion Adviser The World Bank, Mr. Arvind Gupta Co-Founder Digital India Foundation, Mr. Piyush Singh FinTech and Financial Inclusion Practitioner, Mr.Ashneer Grover CEO & Co-Founder, BharatPe, Mr.Aritra Kumar Roy Senior Manager Pyramid Cyber Security & Forensic Pvt. Ltd.
The Panel Discussion dwelled on moving towards a cashless India with evolution of Indian payments framework and its implications for bank strategy. Fintech revolution is eventually engendering a new way of doing banking across transactions, payments, savings, borrowings and investments was also discussed during the session.
The visit was full of insightful information for the participants.
World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) a global non-profit organization, headquartered at Noida,
India, has been spearheading the cause and development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) world over since its inception in 1980. On 17th December WASME organized 23rd international conference on SMES that was attended by Dr. Rajeev Johari and 28 PGDM students of I.T.S. It was a great learning experience for students as they gained inputs on ideas and gaps prevailing and the current market and corporate needs and what is expected from an entrepreneur, and how to counter the biggest challenge faced by any individual entrepreneur “HOW TO RAISE THE FUND” and how can one benefit from the ocean of the opportunities available with the business world.