FDP /SDP/ Workshops/Guest Lectures


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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Business Model Canvas

The Institute Innovation Council at I.T.S Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad organised an online workshop on “Business Model Canvas”.

The key resource person for the occasion was Ms. Bhumika Sukhadia, Co-Founder, OPE Innovation Lab, Mumbai. Her areas of expertise include Industrial Design, Design for Manufacturing, Business Innovation & Strategy Design, Hands-on Training & Teaching Methods, Qualitative Design Research, Ethnographic Research, Design Thinking Training & Consulting.

Ms. Sukhadia started her talk by mentioning the importance of the Business Model Canvas She also talked about her organisation OPE Innovation Lab. Referring to three main elements in the form of Objects, People & Environment, she highlighted “specific set of people: looking out for a specific experience” with the example of OYO, TAJ Hotel, ZOSTEL, GINGER, airbnb. During the session she revealed that the Canvas was invented by Alex Osterwalder, a Swiss business theorist and entrepreneur. To explain the process she took an example of traditional supply of milk by cycles and then bikes. Later she demonstrated how quality and quantity are not major issues; rather feasibility is an important consideration. She also explained the difference between a business plan and the business model canvas.

Ms. Sukhadia briefly discussed the steps for building a business model canvas for any start-up or new business venture with the example of SUPR Daily. These included the customer segment, the value proposition, channels, customer relationships, execution, and the cost structure. She also emphasised upon the need for starting work on one’s own business idea, thinking about it and also having a look at what others are doing in the market .

In order to illustrate the concept of the business canvas, Ms. Sukhadia took the example of the Ikea business model where she talked about the customer centric approach , cost reduction, convincing power and understanding the bridge of the company. She also talked about the Revenue Schemes and repeated cycles that are required on achieving the bigger path of business.

Overall the session was very interactive and encouraging. At the end of session the  students participated and raised inter questingestions. The event was concluded with presentation of virtual plaque as token of gratitude.

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Two days workshop on “The Shift in Digital Marketing-Interactive Content, AI, Marketing Analytics and more” for PGDM

ITS School of Management organized Two Day Demonstrative workshop on “The shift in Digital Marketing – Interactive Content, AI,

Marketing Analytics and More” for Social and Digital Media Marketing participants from PGDM 2019-21 Batch on 18th& 19thDecember, 2020, conducted by Mr. Debajyoti Banerjee - Founder & CEO at Seven Boats info. system Pvt. Ltd., invited speaker at IIM Shillong, IIT-KGP,BITS-Pilani, IIM Rohtak.

The workshop started with introduction of the Subject and basic fundamentals Digital Marketing. The Participants were also deliberated with the importance of Content marketing Gamification and its future implication in Analytics. The Workshop was divided in Two days’ time schedule.

Day 1 : The workshop started with the Brief about AACRO™ model of Digital Marketing, Understanding digital consumer behaviour, acquisition & engagement, Gamification & it’s relevance, M3 Model - Motivation Momentum Meaning Model, Gamification Strategies -Prize/Rewards, Open Engagement, Timing Urgency, Competitive Leader board, Types of Gamification - Web, Social, Mobile App, purpose - Social engagement, Referral, Retention/Re-Engagement, Lead Gen, Brand Recognition, Gamification Tools - Simple, Readymade & Technical, DIY - Exercise - Make a Gamification strategy or build a quick simple game, AI and its relevance in Digital Marketing.


Day 2 : The workshop resumes with the concept of You tube channel Promotion & Marketing Analytics & Marketing Intelligence, you tube channel setup, you tube creator studio, Video Promotion Strategies, You tube SEO, Cards, End Screens, Watermark, CTA Youtube Partner Program to earn Money, ACC method, Segmentation & Preference, Measurement New vs returning, Frequency, Recency & Engagement/Goal, Heatmap & User interaction Ananlysis, User Flow Ananlysis Technology, Browsers, Mobile Usage analysis Web traffic.

Towards the conclusion, Director (Management), Dr Vidya Sekhri Felicitated the resource person with the virtual Plaque as a token of gratitude & remembrance. She highlighted the Importance of the Gamification and Predictive Analytics to the Participants. During the series of discourse, the positive suggestions and feedbacks were also shared by Participants. Dr Garima Srivastav proposed vote of thanks as a closing the remark which brought Two-day workshop towards the end.

The workshop was conducted and coordinated by Dr. Garima Srivastav. 

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Online Workshop “Investment Awareness among the Young Generation”

I.T.S. School of Management in collaboration with SV Welfare Partners organized an online workshop on

“Investment Awareness among the Young Generation” for PGDM batch 2020-22 on 9th December, 2020. The expert for the session was Mr. Shamsher Singh. He is an MBA graduate and a certified financial planner who has conducted over 8000+ training sessions with distributors and senior professionals in the Banking and Insurance sector.  He is also a CNBC Financial Award winner.

Mr. Singh apprised the participants about the need to understand and identify personal investment goals and accordingly choose suitable investment options to maximize the return.  He elaborated the three most important considerations for any product i.e., Returns, Safety and Liquidity. He also briefed the participants about Gold Exchange Traded Funds - ETF along with other categories of fund investments.

Students raised a number of queries which was satisfactorily answered by the expert. Towards the end of the session, a virtual plaque was presented to the expert as a token of gratitude and remembrance.

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