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18-08-20

Orientation Program “ASPIRATIONS 2020” for PGDM (2020-22) Batch.

I.T.S - Mohan Nagar, Department of Management began the Second day of Aspirations 2020 with a session on Personality Development.

The guest speaker for the session was Mr. Surya Narain Bahadur, Executive Director Confluence Integrated Services Private Limited. He was welcomed by Dr. Vidya Sekhri, Director (Management).

Dr. Sekhri shared some valuable insights with the new batch. She said that the need of the hour is adaptation. She advised the students to be focussed from Day 1 and keep the learning going with every passing day.

Mr. Surya Narain shared some useful tips with the students. He gave them a 20 pointer self development program and discussed some live case studies. Topics that were covered in the training program included understanding oneself, importance of self-discipline, self-determination, overcoming fear of failure and dealing effectively with difficult situations.

The sessions witnessed an enthusiastic participation by the students in all the activities. Training programme ended with award of certificates to the participating students.

The Post Lunch Session of Day 2 was graced by the presence of-

1. Mr. Siddharth Dasgupta, Associate Director, Ernst & Young; 2. Mr. Tapo Kar, General Manager, HR, Bata India Ltd.;

3. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, MD Yamaha Motors solutions India.

Mr. Siddharth Dasgupta introduced three keywords – Reimagination, Response, Recovery to the students. He explained how these words will becomes pillars for future success for them. Mr. Siddharth answered many questions to the students.

Mr. Tapo Kar had a very interactive session where he inspired the students to be proactive to face the challenges of a Corporate life. He further explained how and what can the students do in the next two years so as to get an edge in the Campus placement.

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Singh shared some interesting excerpts from the Corporate Life so as to make the students familiar with the challenges they would be facing in the coming years. Mr. Sanjay presented the new set of expectations of the Corporates and how the life has changed in these times of crisis.

Virtual plaques were presented to all the Guest Speakers by Director Management.

Overall, the session was enriching and full of learnings for the students.

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17-08-20

Inaugural Ceremony of “Aspirations 2020” - Orientation Program of PGDM 2020-22 batch.

Three days Virtual Orientation Program “Aspirations-2020” at I.T.S - Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad commenced with an inaugural ceremony to welcome the 25th batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (2020-22) students on 17th August, 2020. 
 

Mr. Kamal Bali, President & Managing Director- Volvo Group India was the Chief Guest and Mr. Naveen Aggarwal, Partner, Corporate and International Tax U.S. Corridor Leader, India Global, KPMG, India was invited as the Guest of Honour for the Inaugural session. 

The event was graced with the benign presence of Director PR, Shri Surender Sood and Director (Management), Dr. Vidya Sekhri. 

In her welcome address, Director (Management) Dr. Vidya Sekhri congratulated students for embarking their new journey with the Institute towards building successful corporate career.  She inspired students with her stimulating address and advised them to strive hard for achieving their objectives with zeal and enthusiasm, develop positive attitude and skills to gain employability. 

Director PR, Shri Surender Sood delivered an invigorating address and motivated the budding managers to pursue their dreams and put in their best efforts to overcome challenges posed by turbulent business environment. 

Dr. Anusha Aggarwal, Chairperson -PGDM presented an overview of the orientation program.

The Chief Guest of the session Mr. Kamal Bali highlighted the challenges in light of the global pandemic and advised students to convert these challenges into opportunities for growth and explore new avenues by being innovative. He emphasized on the need for maintaining calm, helping others, extending outreach to communities, conserving resources and optimally utilizing them along with being empathetic to emerge as winners in these critical times. Students participated enthusiastically and raised several queries which were addressed by Mr. Bali. 

The session concluded with a formal vote of thanks to the esteemed guests along with presentation of a virtual plaque as a token of gratitude and reverence. 

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16-08-20

Sports Club ‘STATESMAN’ organized online event, ‘MINDBUZZ (Sports Riddles).

Department of Management, I.T.S Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad, Sports Club ‘STATESMAN’ organized online event, ‘MINDBUZZ (Sports Riddles)’ for PGDM (2019-21) on 16th August 2020 (Sunday).

During this lockdown period in order to keep the logical thinking balance along with the fun factor of the students, the club conceptualized this event. This event was on Sports Riddles. There were 20 questions and the time allotted to solve those 20 riddles was 10 minutes. When the event was publicized, we could receive an overwhelming response from the students.

On Sunday evening the participants were highly enthusiastic and passionate to win. The event started at sharp 8:00 pm, where we shared the Google Form through the mail to the students of PGDM Batch 2019_21 in the concern of Dr. D.K. Pandey sir and Dr. Sanjeev Tandon sir and all the members of the Statesman Club. 40 participants enrolled for the event.

It was a great evening and each participant was displaying strategic mind along with complete zeal to win the activity. The event required presence of mind, time management, logical thinking and sports knowledge. The event came to an end at 8:10 pm. It was a great experience and much required change for all the students during this lockdown period. The event ended happily with much of learning for each participant.

Result of the Event -:

1st Position : Mukul Raj (2019-21), Section A

2nd Position: Sarbik Paul Chowdhury (2019-21), Section B

3rd Position: Sudhanshu Jhanwar  (2019-21), Section B

4th Position: Rahul Rastogi (2019-21), Section C

5th Position: Vaishali Menon(2019-21), Section A

The event was a grand success. All students appreciated the initiative taken by team "STATESMAN".  

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14-08-20

FICCI GLOBAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSIP AND INDUSTRY CONNECT (GYEIC) 2020

 Dr. Rajeev Johari and students of management department, PGDM (19-21batch) attended the virtual FICCI GLOBAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INDUSTRY CONNECT 2020 on 24th July, 2020

to 14th August, 2020, which is a series of webinars planned for 52 weeks on every Friday evening at 5 to 6 pm. Each week features a new leader either of national or international repute or a new successful entrepreneur as speaker. These interactive webinars are being organized by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC-OIP), Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM B-FII) and National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI).

Students and faculty members both from India and across the globe regularly attend the online event. Students of ITS too participate actively in these interactive webinar series by way of attentive listening and posting relevant comments and queries. The webinars are motivational in nature and offer a new, interesting and enriched learning content every time.     

The fifth of this series was on 24 July’20 on the topic Journey of a Mariner to an Entrepreneur deliberated by Mr. Siddharth Choudhary, Founder and CEO of Helicrofter which is an agri business ecommerce platform involving selling to two different buyers that is retailers and community leaders which is well connected network of rural entrepreneurs. This webinar was truly inspirational for students and budding entrepreneurs as the guest speaker oriented the listeners on three important aspects of self viz. will, courage and experience that decide the success of any entrepreneurial endeavor and shared the story of his dramatic shift of career from marine engineering to agriculture and discussed stories of his struggles and personal sufferings and how they propelled him to keep moving.

The sixth of the series was on 31 July’20 on the topic the new normal- is it a risk, a challenge or an opportunity with the key note speaker being Dr. Nayana Dehigama, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, EPIC Technology Group, Sri Lanka who shared the favorable policies observed by Sri Lankan governments during the pandemic period and the opportunities that had opened up worldwide owing to the pandemic.

The seventh in the series was on 7th August’20 on the theme The Dairy: livelihood for 100 million rural entrepreneurs featuring the dynamic delivery of Dr. R.S Sodhi, Managing Director of AMUL who shed light on coping strategies of the dairy industry amid the covid-19 crisis, the factors behind the nationwide acceptance of AMUL products, marketing strategies and the offer extended by AMUL to others for replicating the AMUL model.

The eighth in the series was the highly informative session on 14th of August on the topic reinventing startups: creating new value chains that benefit customers, society and the planet with Mr. Pedro Eloy, CEO, Pelham Grey, Chairman UN ESCAP SBN youth and women entrepreneurship as the international speaker who highlighted the significance of startups, what determines their success into transformation into major players and shared the key success markers of entrepreneurship interestingly illustrating the role of innovation through many real time useful simple examples.

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09-08-20

Management faculty attended a Two Days Faculty Development Programme.

Prof. Parul Gupta and Prof. Charul Agarwal, Faculty of Department of Management at I.T.S Ghaziabad,

attended a two days FDP on ‘Quantitative Approaches to Literature Reviews: Bibliometric Methods and Topic Modelling’ from 8th August & 9th August 2020. The FDP was organized by Amity College of Commerce and Finance, Amity University.

Dr. Ivan Zupic, Faculty, University of London, was the resource person for this online FDP. The FDP aimed at training researchers in using advanced quantitative methods for literature reviews, introduce bibliometric methods (e.g. co-citation analysis, bibliographic coupling) and topic modelling to participants using a combination of lectures and hands-on demonstrations.

This FDP followed a practical learning approach. It was highly interactive and intensive program. The resource person being an expert in the domain, brought his valuable knowledge and experience to the discussion and created immense learning during the entire program.

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09-08-20

BINARY CLUB Organized “LONE WARRIORS” for Management Students.

Department of Management at I.T.S Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad organized a Binary Club activity “LONE WARRIORS” for MBA & PGDM (2020-21) students on 9th August, 2020.

The activity was conducted in the presence of Binary Club coordinator Prof. Mansi Singh. The purpose of the activity was to keep the physical and mental altertness of the students during this lockdown period, the club conceptualized this event.

There were 2 rounds in the activity. In the first round, 20 teams participated and each team consisted of 2 students. Further 3 teams were promoted to the second round. In second round every participant played individually not in a team and both the rounds were PUBG Battle.

When the event was publicized, we receive an over whelming response from the students. On Sunday evening the participating teams were highly enthusiastic and passionate to win. The event started at 06:30 pm, with small inaugural session of 10 minutes on ZOOM meeting in the presence of Prof. Mansi Singh Ma’am, members of club and all the participants enrolled for the event. At 06:45 pm we shared the HOME ID and PASSWORD to the participants.

It was a great evening and each participant was displaying team efforts to win the game. The event required presence of mind, altertness and agility. The event came to an end at 08:40 pm. It was a great experience and much required change for all the students during this lockdown period.

Winners of the event were Pritam Dutta (PGDM), Ashutosh Kumar (MBA), Shaurya Shrama (MBA) for Ist , IInd & IIIrd positions respectively.

The winners were felicitated with certificates. The activity was a great success where students enjoyed a lot along with fun and learning. All students appreciated the initiative taken by Club “BINARY”.

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08-08-20

Sports club organized ‘Q-FIESTA’ for PGDM students.

PG Management Sports Club ‘STATESMAN’ organized online event, ‘Q-FIESTA’ on 30th August 2020 for PGDM (2019-21 & 2020-22) batch.

During this lockdown period in order to keep the logical thinking balance along with the fun factor of the students, the club conceptualized this event. This event was on Sports Puzzles. There were 10 questions and the time allotted to solve those 10 puzzles was 10 minutes. When the event was publicized, we could receive an overwhelming response from the students.

The participants were highly enthusiastic and passionate to win. The event started at sharp 8:00 pm, where the club coordinators shared the Google Form through the mail to the students of PGDM batch 2019_21 and PGDM 2020_22. The event was conceptualized under the guidance of Dr. D.K. Pandey Sir and Dr. Sanjeev Tandon sir and the members of the Statesman Club. We got overwhelming response from the students. 80 participants enrolled for the event.

It was a great evening and each participant was displaying strategic mind along with complete zeal to win the activity. The event required presence of mind, time management, logical thinking and sports knowledge. The event came to an end at 8:10 pm. It was a great experience and much required change for all the students during this lockdown period. The event ended happily with much of learning for each participant.

Result of the Event -:

 1st Position :Reena Mahajan (2020-22)

2nd Position: Rajat Tayal (2019-21)

3rd Position: Pranay Anand (2019-21)

4th Position: Kashish Garg (2019-21)

5th Position: Ananya Gupta (2019-21)

 

The event was a grand success. All students appreciated the initiative taken by team "STATESMAN".  

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07-08-20

Virtual Training program on RESILIENCE IN TIMES OF ADVERSITIES for PGDM

With an objective to impart skills to be resilient particularly to win over these challenging times, Management Department of I.T.S Ghaziabad

organized two days virtual training program on RESILIENCE IN TIMES OF ADVERSITIES by Mr. Surya Narain Bahadur, Executive Director, Confluence Integrated Services Private Limited for the students of PGDM (2019-2021) Batch on 6th & 7th August, 2020.

First day of training programme commenced with welcome of the Guest by Dr Vidya Sekhri, Director (Management). In her opening remarks, she said that resilient people exhibit great flexibility, high energy, mental agility and consistently perform at their highest level. They nurture strong relationships and build professional networks that help them to enhance their productivity and results.

The sessions focused on developing a number of skills and personality attributes which are required by budding managers in order to be resilient and bounce back with zeal and passion to build successful careers.

Topics that were covered in the training program included understanding oneself, importance of self-discipline, self-determination, overcoming fear of failure and dealing effectively with difficult situations. Sessions were very interactive and included a number of videos, real life examples and exercises to engage the students effectively.

The sessions witnessed an enthusiastic participation by the students in all the activities. It was a good learning experience thoroughly enjoyed by the participants. Training programme ended with award of certificates to the participating students.

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17-07-20

PG STUDENTS ATTENDED "FICCI GLOBAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INDUSTRY CONNECT 2020".

PG students of Management Department are participating in the virtual FICCI GLOBAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INDUSTRY CONNECT 2020

which is a series of webinars planned for 52 weeks, every Friday between 5 and 6 pm. Each week features a new leader, a new entrepreneur as speaker. These interactive webinars are being organized by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC-OIP), Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM B-FII) and National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI). 

Students and faculty members both from India and across the globe attend the events. Students of ITS too participate actively in these interactive webinar series by way of attentive listening and posing intelligent questions relevant to the topic. Overall the webinars are highly inspiring and offer new, interesting and enriched learning content.      

The first of this series was on 26 June’20 on the topic Co-operatives and Community-based Entrepreneurship where the Key note Address was delivered by Mr. Siva Devireddy, CEO – GoCoop. This webinar was largely aimed at giving strong impetus to Cooperative and Community based Entrepreneurship for youth.

The second of the series was on 3rd July’20 on the topic disruptive innovations- opportunities and challenges where the key note speaker was Dr. Nitin Saluja, Founder GFF Innov Pvt. Ltd. The session was intended to give a strong impetus to disruptive innovations in technology.

The third in the series was on 10th July’20 on the theme rising opportunities for entrepreneurs and disruptors during and post covid with Mr. Nirankar Saxena, Deputy Secretary General, FICCI as the main speaker.
The fourth in the series was on role of technology in the evolving global scenario with Ms. Anna Roy, Senior Advisor, NITI Ayog as the speaker on the 17th of July’20 who spoke at length on the artificial intelligence and information technology related skilling, reskilling and upskilling needs of youth of today given the changing dynamics of skill requirements with time. 

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04-07-20

"International e-FDP organized by Management Department"

E- International faculty development Program on “‘Advanced Research Methods: Enabling Quality Research Publications’.

In its endeavour to assist the academic fraternity in achieving excellence in quality publications, Management Department I.T.S Ghaziabad organised a five-day International Faculty Development Program on the focal theme of “Advanced Research Methods Enabling Quality Research publications”. The virtual platform of E-IFDP hosted International speakers of high repute and was attended by more than 200 faculty members and research scholars from 24 states of India and from 18 other countries like U.S.A, Africa, Bahrain, Kuwait, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Nigeria and Oman and Turkey.

The digital platform was graced by the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Edward R Lawrence- College of Business, Florida International University, USA; Prof. (Dr.) David Petrie- Adjunct business professor with Concordia Universities, Portland and Chicago; Prof. (Dr.) Lloyd Scott- Technological University, Ireland; Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Krishnamurthy- Dean at University of Washington (Bothell) School of Business Kirkland, USA; Prof. (Dr.)  Dileep Kumar M. ProfessorAfrica Business School, Mohamed VI Polytechnic University, Africa; Prof. V. Shekhar Accredited Management Teacher by AIMA, India; Prof. (Dr.) Roy Sembel-Professor Distinguished Chair at IPMI International Business School, Indonesia;Dr. Ivan Zupic -Goldsmiths, University of London and Dr.Souha Akiki Svahn- Founder Paris Graduate School, France.

Day1

The inaugural session of the E-IFDP was initiated by the welcome address of Dr. Vidya Sekhri, Director Management Department at I.T.S Ghaziabad. Dr. Sekhri emphasised the importance of quality publications for the academic fraternity. She also mentioned that how in this pandemic situation the technology has actually armed us with numerous opportunities which can always be utilised for better performances.  The digital platform of E-IFDP was graced by the presence of Shri. Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman I.T.S- The Education Group. Shri Arpit Chadha gave the message of technology adoption with a purpose. In his message Shri. Arpit Chadha touched upon various aspects of how this COVID situation can be turned into opportunity for all. Dr. Anusha Agarwal, E-IFDP Coordinator presented the overview of the five-day FDP.

Prof. (Dr.) Edward R Lawrence- College of Business, Florida International University, Miami, USA delivered the inaugural address. Prof. Lawrence highlighted the importance of formulating a research problem before embarking upon writing a research article.

Prof. (Dr.) David Petrie- Adjunct Business professor with Concordia Universities, Portland and Chicago, delivered the first session of the Day where he highlighted the importance of Industry- academia collaboration for research.

Attaining proficiency in Literature Review is one of the keys to write a quality research paper.  Prof. (Dr.) Lloyd Scott- Head Knowledge in Sustainable Construction Practice Research Group at Technological University Dublin, Ireland gave some useful and pertinent information on “Literature Review – How to do it right”

Day 2

Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Krishnamurthy- Dean at University of Washington (Bothell) School of Business Kirkland, Washington, USA, delivered a highly interactive session on the topic Truth Claims and Causality in Academic Research. He very well explained to the participants about cause, effect, moderating and mediating effects in research.

Prof. (Dr.) Dileep Kumar M., Professor Research, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and OB, Africa Business School, Mohamed VI Polytechnic University, Africa gave highly useful information on “Instrumentation in Research: Adaption, Adoption and Development” He discussed all three methods of Instrumentation in detail by taking examples from high quality research papers.

 

Day 3

Prof. V. Shekhar Accredited Management Teacher by AIMA, India was the keynote speaker. Prof. Shekhar has been an alumni of BITS Pilani and IIT Kolkata. He has over two decades of rich academic and corporate experience.

Prof. V. Shekhar painstakingly took all efforts to explain all the technicalities associated with SPSS.  Prof. Shekhar took numerous examples and shared some worksheets with the participants so that the participants can have hands on learning with the tool.

Day 4

Prof. (Dr.) Roy SembelProfessor Distinguished Chair at IPMI International Business School, Indonesiadiscussed the various ways by which academic research in management can be more useful and relevant. Dr. Roy augmented the discussion of research just becoming a ‘paper production function’ and not being able to fruitfully contribute to the business needs. Therefore, he urged to the young researchers and faculty colleagues to learn to step out of their comfort zone and engage with the real world.

Day 5

Session 1:

Dr. Ivan Zupic - Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths University of London, UK took an interesting session on Bibliometric analytics. For any researcher the task of writing a research article / paper cannot be completed until due attention is given to referencing and Bibliometric.  Dr.Zupic introduced various software for the same which can be used by the researchers in their work. Apart from sharing tips and techniques for Bibliometric analysis Dr.Zupic also discussed the nuances of citations which have become a very important parameter for quality publication.

Session 2

The second session on day 5 was taken by Dr.Souha Akiki Svahn- Founder Paris Graduate School, France on a very contemporary issue of “Research in ethics”. As it is widely known that with the growing number of publications in the academics, the issue of ethics has gained utmost importance. Dr.Souha highlighted the moral conduct which the authors should undertake. She advised that the authors should stay away from falsification and fabrication of the data and maintain high level of ethical standards.

The valedictory session of 5-day E-IFDP had the benign presence of Shri Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman I.T.S- The Education Group. Shri Arpit Chadha applauded the success of the 5-day E-IFDP. Director Management Department Dr. Vidya Sekhri proposed the vote of thanks. Virtual Plaques were presented to all the speakers at the end of their respective sessions. Participant delegates appreciated the overall coordination and the smooth conduct of the entire program.

 The entire program was conceptualised and executed by Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Dr.Charu Chaudhry and Prof Parul Gupta. 

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