FDP /SDP/ Workshops/Guest Lectures



The Institution Innovation Council (IIC)I.T.S  organised an online workshop on the theme “Entrepreneurship, Attitude and Behaviour Development” on 2nd March, 2022. The resource person for the session was Mr. Ajay Chhabra, Global Delivery Head- Digital Solutions, Volans Infomatics Private Limited.  

Mr. Chhabra initiated proceedings by speaking about the importance of Entrepreneurship and how the companies are becoming the Unicorn. He also dealt with the different aspects and definition of entrepreneurship and innovation. VUCA world - Versatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous was also touched upon during the interaction.

Further Discussion covered the difference between Entrepreneurship & Innovative Entrepreneurship. In this context Mr Chhabra explained different aspects of Entrepreneurship Mindset & Innovative Mindset in depth.

 The issues covered included:

  • How to identify an entrepreneurship mindset?
  • Characteristics of an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Top 10 traits of successful entrepreneurs
  • How to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset?

Mr Chhabra concluded the session by referring to the five key takeaways for building the innovation mindset.The session was full of knowledge; it inspired and motivated students to consider the path of entrepreneurship. In particular those who are already thinking of following this path gained insights from the workshop.

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Management faculty members attended five days FDP Program on “BASICS OF ZOTERO AND MENDELEY: A LITERATURE SURVEY TOOL”

Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Dr. Vivek Pachauri, Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, Prof. Yachna Malhotra, Prof. Ritika Rathore, Prof. Shikha Aggarwal and Prof. Smita Barik, faculty members  of Management Department, attended 5- days FDP on “BASICS OF ZOTERO AND MENDELEY: A LITERATURE SURVEY TOOL” conducted by Mangalmay Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noida during February 12 - 16, 2022.

The resource person for the FDP were Dr. Anshu Tyagi, Associate Professor, Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies and Prof. Abha Gupta, Assistant Professor, Rukmini Devi Institute of Advanced Studies. Dr. Anshu Tyagi explained about Zotero which is an open- source software which allows easy and quick collection, organization and sharing of research. It is very convenient to use the software as it is open source and available for free to use. Zotero software assists in organizing and managing bibliographical data and research related material. Hands-on practice session was also facilitated by the resource person for the software.

Prof. Abha Gupta enlightened about Mendeley software which is also an open-source referencing software freely available for use of researchers, scholars, students and teachers. You can efficiently add papers for your work in the software. It is available to use by signing in your account on the website, as well as through as desktop application. Bothe the spaces are synced for easy and comfortable access. Mendeley has a provision to attach as a toolbar option with MS- word document as Mendeley cite-O-matic is extremely useful for generating bibliographies, references and citation in different kinds of styles such as Harvard, Chicago and APA. Hands-on practice session was also facilitated by the resource person for the software.

The workshop was very insightful. 

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PGDM HR specialization students attended workshop on “EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS”

A virtual workshop was conducted by USHA & LAKSHMI MITTAL INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT on the topic “EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS” on January 29, 2022. It was attended by HR specialization participants, PGDM 20-22 batch.  

The workshop was facilitated by FACILITATED BY- Ashutosh Mishra and Deeksha Rattan, certified Trainers with a brief introduction of Emotional Intelligence and its significance at workplace and real life. There various topics included in workshops were Emotional Intelligence Self Awareness, Self Management, Empathy, Relationship Management etc. The workshop was in conducted in an interactive and engaging mode where, the trainers presented various clipping from various movies and web series like Kota Factory, Munna Bhai MBBS etc.  and highlighted the  relevance of dimensions of emotional intelligence with the life of an individual and group. The trainer further discusses that, at a personal level, emotional intelligence helps us:

·         Manage our emotions when stressed or feeling overwhelmed

·         Improve relationships with the people we care about

At work, emotional intelligence can help us:

·         Resolve conflicts 

·         Coach and motivate others

·         Create a culture of collaboration

·         Build psychological safety within teams

They further discussed about various dimensions of EI such as Self Awareness, Self Management, Empathy and Relationship Management. Various quizzes were also conducted in between to check knowledge of audience. The workshop was overall interactive and full of learning.


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Blockchain Technology Workshop for PGDM (2020-22) students

Crypto currency is a form of digital or virtual currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. These have emerged as an important millennium software system. Crypto currency and the technology backing it is “Blockchain”, therefore it becomes necessary to understand and learn updated things.

I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organised a two days enriching workshop on “Block chain” for the participants of finance specialisation,  PGDM batch 2020-22 on 10th & 11th December 2021. The resource person  Mr. Rajesh Kumar Maurya, Author, Faculty & Researcher SVKM’s Usha Pravin Gandhi College, Mumbai was cordially invited to the forum for sharing views and impart the participants the knowledge of upcoming technology and its uses in different business ventures.

The Day 1 of the workshop commenced with the cordial welcome of the distinguish speaker on the dais Mr. Rajesh Kumar Maurya, by Dr.Vivek Pachauri, Coordinator PGDM IInd year with the humble words of gratitude and honour.

The speaker took over the platform and interacted with the audience present, he made students not only to learn but also created a brainstorming session when he started with “What is so powerful about this new technology?” which allowed students to take deep interest and share their thoughts about what all they know about the Blockchain Technology.

He explained the technology in a nutshell, and made clear to the audience upon the elements it comprises of. Also he showed demos to enhance the practical approach of technology.

Towards the end of the first day of the workshop the mentioned the different uses of this technology in different financial services and also cleared out the myths about the same.

The Day 2 of workshop on “Block Chain” was moderated by Megha. She invited PGDM chairperson, Dr. Anusha Agrawal and PGDM 2nd Year .

The eminent speaker of the session Mr. Rajesh Maurya took continued the session from where he ended last day mentioning about Block-Chain Technology for Finance and Business. He also gave the participants brief about Block Chain for Financial Market, Block Chain for Banking Industry (Processing, Securing and Finalizing).

During the session Mr. Maurya mentioned about Smart Contracts (Eg. Ethereum). And also unfolded that Block Chain has not only increased the efficiency but it may also save million dollars of banks.

Mr. Rajesh also focused about few important concepts like:

●       Investment Interest in Block Chain

●       Why isn’t Bloch Chain ready for business?

●       Phases of Block Chain Innovation

●       Block Chain Potential in future

●       Block Chain in Supply Chain Management

At last he concluded the session by mentioning that RBI has published white paper on Block Chain and it’s usage in real life applications. Towards the end the Q&A session was conducted where questions or doubts were raised by the students which were handled and satisfied very effectively by the distinguished speaker.

At the end of the session Dr.Anusha Agrawal, PGDM Chairperson, ITS Ghaziabad put forward her concluding remark and presented a virtual Plaque to the guest as a token of gratitude and remembrance.

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Workshop on “Investing and Trading in Stock Market” by Mr. Sachendra Patel (2011-13 Batch Alumnus)

As a part of Institute-Industry interaction and academic delivery prerequisite a workshop on Derivatives Market in India by Mr. Sachendra Patel,  Managing Director – GSP Capital Pvt Ltd.

 (2011-13 Batch Alumnus) on 8th October,  2021 was organized for the participants of PGDM -IV trimester, I.T.S School of Management .

Mr. Sachendra Patel has a rich experience of 8 years in the field of capital markets. His academic interest includes equity analysis, derivatives markets and mutual funds.

Mr. Sachendra Patel started his conversation with students by bringing in few hard facts about Indian economy; he spoke about the size of the Indian economy and the future ahead.

He discussed about how equity and derivative segment and how this is generating lot of interest especially after pandemic among traders and investors now a days. He said that instruments in this segment should be used as hedging tools but we surly can use them as trading tools as well.

Derivatives markets are driven by big players with financial power. These big players or HNIs who invest huge amount of money in the markets, but while investing they take the advantage of derivative segment to multiply their profits.

He also talked about the various types of margin requirement of derivatives market which can play a major role in changing the ROI of trader.

He also gave a brief overview of Mutual fund and Currency market. Session ended with a vote of thanks given by Participant.

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Two days Online Workshop on “Financial Modeling”

I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized an online Two days’ workshop on “Financial Modeling” for Finance specialization participants from PGDM (2020-22) Batch on 25th -26th September 2021.

The resource person of the workshop was Mr. Kapil Kalra, CFA, Vice President, Sky Power Global, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has a rich  16 + 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 Participants were also deliberated on the importance of Modeling and its future implication in how to make decisions in models. 

He had shown participants how to do modeling of a Solar Plant Project from scratch as well as give some real-time scenarios to build financial modeling. He further deliberated the Fundamentals of Financial Modeling, and how to implement in the excel in the well-mannered form; 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. Also, discuss the various important components of financial modeling, what are things we need to consider to build a good model.

The workshop was very interactive as many questions were raised by the speaker to the participants 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 participants.

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Management faculty attended a one- week FDP organized by IIT- Guwahati

Prof. Parul Gupta, Faculty of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad, attended a 6- day Virtual FDP on ‘Mentoring Pedagogy and Teaching for Higher Education’ from 19thJuly – 24thJuly 2021,

organized by the E&ICT Academyof IIT- Guwahati. The online FDP witnessed participation from 50 selected Faculty members from across India. The resource person of the program was Mr. Anjan Chowdhury, Managing Director- Indian Skill Academy and Empanelled member of E&ICT Academy, IIT- Guwahati. The details of the topics covered are mentioned below-

1.               Online Devery Techniques

2.               Core Life  Skills

3.               Leaning to Learn, Mindset Crafting

4.               Core Values and NAAC – Probable areas

5.               Career Counselling, Needs

6.               Mentoring Pedagogy, Techniques

7.               Effective Presentation, Public Communication

8.               Classroom Delivery Enhancement Techniques

9.               Project Work

This FDP followed a peer-learning approach. It was highly interactive and intensive program which included daily quizzes and project work for final assessment based on which the certificate was awarded.  The resource person being a seasoned trainer, brought his valuable knowledge and experience to the discussion and created immense learning during the entire program.

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Management faculty attended ATALFDP on "Quantification of Human Resource with HR Analytics’" .

Prof. Ritu Saxena, Faculty of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad, attended a 5- day

Virtual AICTET Training  and Learning (ATAL) Academy Online Elementary FDP on “Quantification of Human Resource with HR Analytics’" from 19.07.2021 to 23.07.2021 at DATTA MEGHE INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES.

The online FDP witnessed participation from 80 selected Faculty members from across India. The resource person of the program was Ms. Megha Dixit, DGM – HR & Training, Cancer Hospital, Bombay & Dr. Rahul Pratap Singh Kaurav , Assistant Professor, Prestige institute of Management, Gwalior.  The details of the topics covered were Business Analytics-The HR Perspective, Business Understanding for HR Initiatives , HR Balance Score Card, Data Analytics with tool pak , HR Analytics- Tableau .

There were daily assignments given by the organizing Institutions. At the end of the training program one test was also conducted, in which it was mandatory to achieve minimum 60% marks.  This was a great learning experience for me while attending all the sessions and it would definitely help me in my teaching-learning process in the field of HR analytics.

It was highly interactive with practical applications of analytics and Tableau. The resource person being a HR Analytics trainer, brought his valuable knowledge and applications to the discussion and created deep learning during the entire  FDPprogram.

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