29TH ORIENTATION DAY FUNCTION: OFF TO A FLYING START!
A galaxy of stars form the industry and the faculty led by our Director, Dr. H. Chaturvedi were on hand to lend substance as well as glitter to the full day Orientation Programme in BIMTECH campus on Saturday, the 18th of June, 2016.
Dr. Chaturvedi gave a very succinct speech on pursuing ‘Excellence With Values’ besides defining the concepts. He brought in many analogies drawn from world history. Ms. Ritu Grover, Head, Knowledge Management, KPMG, a thought leader on the subject in her key note address gave easily understood examples of the theme. She drew extensively from her distinguished career to put across the concept of the fast changing nature of knowledge which now resided everywhere and how it should harnessed and preserved for the various generations of learners. Values, both the speakers emphasized, should be the bedrock of the lives of all management graduates, who should pursue excellence without surrendering the values on any account.
The next session was on “Expectations for Your Success in Diverse Domains”. It was moderated by Prof. Abha Rishi. Senior Professors, Dr. Anupam Varma, Dr. Jagdish Shettigar, Prof. K. K. Sinha, and Dr. A. K. Dey gave comprehensive guidelines to students on the rules of the game, the importance of pursuing high academic performance, the role of hard work and smart work, the need for sticking to values and the need for well informed self-expression, after practicing “how to think skills” acquired in the campus.
The session which followed was on “Understanding the Corporate Perspective – What Corporates Expect from Management Graduates” The theme of the session which was moderated by Prof. R. J. Masilamani, Senior Professor, turned out to be the star show of the day’s programme. The students had the benefit of brilliant expositions from Ms. Aayezah Jameel, Entrepreneur, Creator & Principal Consultant, Rich Image Consultancy & Studio, Mr. Neeraj Gupta, Global Service Line Leader – Compliance & Regulatory, IBM Corporation, Mr. N. N. Sen Gupta, Deputy Director, ICAI, Mr. Abhishek Gautam (Vice President Sales), Idea Cellular and Mr. Prashant Pandey, Country Manager, Right Management (India).
The common runing theme of the ‘gyan transfer’ were values and the right attitude, which alone would ensure lasting success for students in their studies and career. The pre-lunch session was compered by Prof. Dr. Pooja Mishra.
“Life @ BIMTECH” was the theme of the first post-lunch session which was moderated by Prof. K. K. Krishnan and compered by Prof. Archana Shrivastava. Prof A. K. Malhotra, Prof. Kamal Kalra, Dr. Manosi Chaudhuri, and Dr. Rishi Tiwari, gave a birds eye view of the various opportunities available to studetns in the campus and how to optimise these.
The day’s events were concluded in the next session by the Quizz Crazsy BIMTECHian evangelists led by Mr. Amarendar Pandey, Mr. Abhijit Lele and Mr. Uday Bhan Singh. This most joyous segment of the day’s events was coordinated by Prof. Abha Rishi and it saw a shower of chocalets on student participants who were more than able and willing and articulate to crack most of the questions on offer.
A very happy ending to the first day in the lives of the 29th batch BIMTECHians in the campus at Greater Noida!
Laurels for BIMTECHIANS in International Case Competition
WFU-BIMTECH International Case Competition, May 18, 2016
Students from BIMTECH and Wake Forest University (WFU), USA participated in international case competition organized jointly by BIMTECH and WFU at BIMTECH’s Greater Noida campus. Each team comprised of students from BIMTECH and WFU who collaborated through online medium to work on the HR and cyber security scenario presented to them. The team members met their counterparts for the first time on May 18 and presented their recommendations to the judges. The team recommendations were judged by Mr. Neeraj Gupta- Global Head Compliance & Regulatory at IBM; Prof Roger Beahm- Professor of Marketing at WFU; Prof K K Krishnan, Prof A V Shukla and Prof Nimisha Singh from BIMTECH.
Two winning teams were awarded trophies at the award ceremony held at Taj Mahal Hotel New Delhi.
Team 1– Shuchi Jain, Mehar Kohli, Calem Butler, Ross Hartman
Team 2– Apoorv Binjola, Abhinav Thakur, Melissa Martin, Mandi Wiss, Kendall Ponds
रंगनाथन सोसाइटी का सातवां स्थापना दिवस :-
कमोवेश यह बड़े ही गर्व और उल्लास का विषय हैं, की जहां एक और पूरा विश्व बुध पूर्णिमा के पावन अवसर पर भगवान बुध को को याद कर रहा हैं ठीक उसी दिन रंगनाथन सोसाइटी अपने सात वर्षो की एक लम्बी यात्रा को पार् करते हुए आगामी नए आयामों को छूने के लिए प्रोजेक्ट प्रोत्साहन- चिरैया के माध्यम से ग्राम नीमका जिला गौतमबुद्ध नगर की बच्चियों के सर्वांगीण विकास के लिए अपनी कक्षाएं कक्षाएं चला अपनी सातवीं वर्षगांठ बड़े ही धूमधाम से मना रहा हैं ! सात सालो का सफर सोसाइटी का काफी उपलब्धियों भरा और यादगार रहा, अपरम्पार जन सहयोग और बिमटेक संस्थान के प्रबंधन एवं विद्यार्थोयो के सहयोग से सोसाइटी ने सामाजिक बदलाव के लिए काफी सराहनीय कार्य किये! जिसमे प्रमुख हैं, बंदी ग्रहों में आधुनिक पुस्तकालय चलाना, देश के युवाओं को गुडनात्मक शोध के माध्यम से देश के विकास में भागीदार बनाना, समय समय पर् शोध कार्यशाला एवं शोष परियोजनाओं के लिए संगोष्ठियां कराना ,सामाजिक बुराइयों को दूर करने के लिए सकारात्मक योजनाएं चलाना और ग्रामीण क्षेत्र के लोगो को आधुनिक दुनिया के समकक्ष तैयार करने के लिए गाँवो में पुस्तकालय एवं कम्पूयटर सेंटर्स स्थापित करना और शरीर को गला देने वाली सर्दी का सामना करने के लिए कई जरुरत मन्दो को सोसाइटी की तरफ से गर्म कपडे और कम्बल भी नियमित रूप से विभिन्न जगहों पर वितरित किये जाते रहे हैं /
विगत सात वर्षों में संस्था ने अन्य समाज सुधार कार्यों के आलावा ८ ग्रामीण पुस्तकालय एवं प्रदेश के 3 बड़े जिला कारागारों, गाजियाबाद, लखनऊ और गौतमबुद्धनगर में आधुनिक सुविधाओं से सुसज्जित पुस्तकालय स्थापित करने का एक छोटा सा सराहनीय कार्य कर किया है ! जिसके परिणाम स्वरुप संस्था ने, कारागार में बंद भाई बहनो में जीवन के प्रति नयी एवं सकारात्मक ऊर्जा को देने की अपनी मुहीम में काफी जोर से सफलता पाई! कई जेल अधिकारियो एवं सिविल सोसाइटी के लोगो का यही मानना हैं की पुस्तकालयों के नियमित प्रयोग से बंदियों में एक ताजगी और पवित्रता का मिश्रण देखा गया हैं ! फलस्वरूप जेलों में होने वाली आत्महत्यायें एवं रोज़मर्रा होने वाले आपसी झगड़े काफी कम हुए हैं,ढेरो पुस्तकें पढ़ने के बाद से ही कई प्रयोगात्मक और सकारात्मक गतिविधियाँ का संचालन भी बंदी भाइयो के द्वारा समय समय पर किया जाने लगा हैं !
पिछले हफ्ते घोषित हुए उत्तर प्रदेश बोर्ड के नतीजों में जिला कारागार गाजियाबाद के बंदी भाइयो ने ने काफी अच्छे अंको से हाई स्कूल और इंटर की परीक्षाएं पास कर जेलो में पुस्तकालयों की महत्वता को चरितार्थ किया हैं ,इस बदलाव की बयार को कई राष्ट्रिय स्तर के कई हिंदी और अंग्रेजी के अखबारों ने बड़े ही प्रमुखता से 17 मई के अंक में प्रकाशित भी किया हैं, सही मायनो में रंगनाथन सोसाइटी की यह अब तक की सबसे बड़ी प्रेरणादायक उपलब्धि हैं !
सोसाइटी को मिलने वाले अपार स्नेह और समर्थन के चलते सोसाइटी के कार्यकारिणी सदस्यों ने इस वित्तीय वर्ष में 3 जेलो क्रमश : मेरठ , अलीगढ और मथुरा में पुस्तकालय स्थापित करने के लिए आवश्यक इंतजाम कर लिए हैं! इसके अलावा गौतम बुध नगर के ग्रामीण अंचल में एक चलित पुस्तकालय एवं जन सूचना-सहायता केंद्र प्रारम्भ करने की भी पूरी योजना है! वहीं दूसरी ओर ग्रामीण क्षेत्र की गरीब बच्चियों को स्वावलम्बी एवं जीवन की कठिन से कठिन चुनोतियो को डटकर सामना करने के होसला देने वाले योजनाओं को भी श्रीगणेश करने का फैसला लिया हैं! उत्तर प्रदेश के अलावा अन्य राज्यों में भी सामाजिक कार्यो की एक छोटी सी पहल करना भी इस वर्ष का मुख्य एजेंडा हैं! सोसाइटी के सदस्यों का कारवां लम्बा हैं बस मिलकर साथ सभी को चलना हैं और प्रगितिशील भारत की नींव को मजबूती देते हुए हैं एक आधुनिक भारत का निर्माण करना हैं! बस यही सोसाइटी के मूल उदेश्यो की पूर्ति को सफल करने का सभी सदस्यों का एक छोटा सा सपना हैं !
संस्था, ब्रद्धा आश्रम प्रारम्भ करनी की दिशा में भी पूरी गम्भीरता के साथ आगे बढ़ रही है एवं उम्मीद है कि जन सहयोग से आगामी वर्षों में संस्था को इस कार्य म भी सफलता प्राप्त होगी !
एक बार पुनः सभी साथियों का बहुत बहुत आभार, धन्यवाद एवं वधाई!!!!!
डॉ. ऋषि तिवारी
सचिव – रंगनाथन सोसाइटी फॉर सोशल वेलफेयर एंड लाइब्रेरी डेवलपमेंट.
Our heartfelt homage to Alumnus of PGDM-IB, Avneet Setya (Batch 2008-10)
We are very sorry to know about the sad demise of one of our beloved Alumni, Avneet Setya (1987-2016).
Avneet, a student of PGDM (International Business) Batch 2008-10 passed away yesterday in a fatal accident. As per the details available, he was travelling from New York to Montreal in a car along with his father-in-law Baba Hardev Singh, the famous spiritual leader of the Sant Nirankari Mission.
Avneet was an active member of various clubs and conduits at BIMTECH including Majlis (Theatre & Debating Society), Sports Conduit, Cultural Conduit and International Affairs.
After working for sometime in corporate, Avneet moved to Mumbai and was working as Freelance Actor, Anchor and Presenter.
Avneet was the Winner of UTV Bindass ROAD DIARIES. He was a National level cricket player experienced in theater, media & public-speaking. He was also a passionate dancer and voice over artist; known for his intense stage performances. Avneet was a Commerce Graduate from Punjab University.
On behalf of all the members of BIMTECH fraternity, we would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to family members and freinds of Avneet.
We pray to the Almighty that the departed soul may rest in peace.
“Some Condolence Message From BIMTECH Members”
“Avneet Setya was an extremely diligent and sincere student. A person of very lovable demeanor, he was an exceedingly cultured person with unparalleled respect for the teachers and other officials. His contributions in the cultural mileau of BIMTECH were immense. Anyone who knew him and met him cannot forget his magnetic personality. The tragic news of his passing away at this tender age is not only a loss to his family but also a great blow to each one of us. I personally feel extremely sorry and sad at this irreparable loss.
I pray to the Almighty for granting peace to the noble soul and solace to his family members and everyone else.” Anupam Varma – Dy. Director, BIMTECH
“Avneet Setya – clearly stood out among the crowd entering my class with his tall fair handsome strides. With time I knew more – well behaved, respectful of everyones ideas and thoughts, caring and supremely talented. No could dampen or curb his enthusiasm for life. His love for parents just flowed through his eyes when he spoke to or about them. We were one big happy gang, team for all projects during college. When I pulled his leg, he gave his smile and say ‘haaan meri maaa!’ in his dramatic style. Avi the gentle giant :)with very strong values which he never gave up on. With time as years passed on I was updated on milestones via media (his triumph on tv shows and adverts) and via friends (his wonderful wedding with beautiful Sudiksha). I now regret having missed chances of re kindling the friendship we shared. Nevertheless I have wonderfull memories in store of this exemplary man who gave his all and inspired many.
Deep sorrow engulfs us and we are rudely awakened to understand how brittle life is. He taught us now to cherish every moment and value relationship over everything else.
May God give tremendous strength to the family to overcome this loss.”- Radha
You have been a great human being. Your expressions, language, behavior has always been noble and helpful. Your nature of talking, always at length, agnostic about the subject has been the attracting attributes of you. We both had the same wavelength when it came to being notorious and most importantly, a crackling sense of humor. No humor is complete without you my friend.
The key acumen and acuity you’d possess is beyond my virtue of thinking. Your key inputs before everything, whether taking stance to bat, breath to crack joke, style to make a dance move.. I will never be able to erase from my memory. And from today I will adopt this quality of yours.
Your appreciation on my work success, your words to describe me as notorious is continuously echoing in my ears.
You have been a great son, a great brother, a great husband, and a great friend. Your guidance I will always remember.
You have always shined, here on earth, keep shining in heaven too. I love you Avi. You are in our heart, and from today I take this promise that your kind name and nature will always be echoed, heard, and remembered. You have died but I will never let your name die.I will sustain our 8 years old friendship till I die.A friend, a brother”– Amit Chaujar
No words are enough to describe what void the shocking news about Avneet’s sudden demise has left in my life. He was a true friend and a gem of a person, an all rounder in the true sense from being sportsmanship to a brilliant academician to being a actor. All these attributes won him the coveted title of Mr. Fresher in our college. He was free bird who even gave up his management career to pursue his dreams in the field of acting and theatre. My heart goes to the entire family for losing such a loving and caring son at such a young age. God give us all the courage in this difficult time.
Roopam Singh Vohra
His friend cum brother from Guwahati
Of the many lives he touched , I was one of the lucky ones to be. It isn’t everyday that we come across people who are sensitive enough to speak their heart out and courageous enough to leave everything aside and chase their dreams . I can’t get his jokes , his dance moves and his mimicries out of my head. If only I had that last chance I would have thanked him for enriching my life by being in it.
Can’t believe I have just lost one of the most precious & influential friends…
Avi, the one who cracked endless jokes & pranks with us; the one who made us dance on stage & celebrated the smallest wins in the biggest possible ways together;
the one who coined & called many with unique names with his knack of unique accents, sometimes dramatic, sometimes husky & stylish; the one who put his soul in whatever he pursued; the one who was spiritually so much enlightened yet had a great professional acumen and the one who would always wear that priceless smile !!
It will take a lifetime for me to believe you are no more with us here.. May you find peace in heaven !!
“Dewan Saab.. aise kaise .. aap saari photos post kar dete ho… yeh bhi nai dekhte dusra banda kaisa lag raha hai photo mein…” This was the post in the Facebook by Avneet.
Avi.. i just wanna tell you.. you look the best always.. always elegant.. always smiling.. always shining like a Star.. and i guess that’s what you’ve become now.. A Shining Star up above.. and I’m sure you’re now rolling your eyes and thinking Dewan Saab.. yet again!.
You’ve taught us so much.. to give respect and demand the same, to be calm, take everything in our stride.., chase our dreams cuz thats what you always did, to never give up (remember the infamous performance in Pratibha, Bimtech where inspite of all odds, the sound system not working, the mishaps, the verrrry long wait, you still kept your head high and danced like no one is watching… and no one was watching by the way!)… to laugh when the joke’s on you, to spread love and most importantly now, to never lose touch with your friends…. which I’m guilty as charged.. I’m really sorry for that.. See even today, you taught me a lesson.. although not in a way I would have expected or wanted to learn..
I don’t want to think of you as gone…, your journey has just begun.. life holds so many facets, this earth is only one.. I wanna think of you as resting, from the sorrows and the tears, in a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days and no years…
i wanna think of you as living in the hearts of those you touched, for nothing loved is ever lost and you are loved so much…
Disha (Dewan Saab)
” Each teacher wishes to see his/her students excelling in every journey of life . Same we had wished for You Avneet. It was so gratifying for us to see you reaching heights in every sphere. But the journey which you have moved on and the heights to which you have gone so early is unimaginable. It is too soon Avneet. BIMTECH and it’s Cultural Conduit will always miss you…. Rest in Peace…. Almighty must have decided another Role for you”.
“Two Day’s Farmer Forum Meet of SEWA,facilitated by BIMTECH, attended by 40 delegates from 14 States “
BIMTECH PLAYS HOST TO NATIONAL FARMERS’FORUM OF SEWA IN CAMPUS
Dr. H. Chaturvedi, Director, inaugurated the All India National Farmers Forum organized by SEWA on April 27, 2016 which was attended by about 40 farmers’ representatives from all corners of the country.
BIMTECH was happy to host India’s oldest NGO, SEWA-with whom it has an MoU for a two-day conference of “National Farmers Forum India MTCP2”. This body would discuss farming, livelihood and other common agricultural issues which were of concern to the farmers, especially rural women and make representations to policy makers.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Chaturvedi highlighted the plight of farmers across India who were not getting a fair deal because of various reasons. The traditional farming practices and inherited wisdom of farmers were being ignored. Agriculture continues to be the victim of the vagaries of nature. He commended the various initiatives being taken by SEWA to train and skill the farmers and also for modernizing farm practices without displacing labour. He was happy that SEWA has also been building an eco system covering the entire life needs of agricultural families to make them, especially women, more self-sufficient.
27 participants and 9 Field Officers from 14 states of India participated in the two day workshop. Among the items discussed were the action plan for 2016 focusing on the need for strategic interventions and capacity building initiatives. The Field Officers worked in groups and deliberated on their focus areas. They also formed state-wise teams to carry out a SWOT analysis of farming in their respective states.
One of the highlights of the two- day workshop was the discussion on the “Impact of Climate on Agriculture” in which one of the senior insurance alumni of BIMTECH, Mr. Rishi Raj Vashishth from Skymet anchored a lively and insightful debate which lasted nearly for three hours and which saw spirited participation.
In the final segment of the workshop, Dr. Rishi Tiwari and Prof. Saloni Sinha of BIMTECH made a presentation on the exemplary work being done in a BIMTECHs sponsored initiative for skilling of girl children in a nearby village entitled “Protsahan” (in the revered memory of one of BIMTECH’s founders, late Dr. Smt. Sarla Birla). The range of activities undertaken under Protsahan included imparting of life skills, basic scientific knowledge for everyday living and some hands-on training in tailoring, knitting etc. for selected village girls between the ages of 11 to 18. SEWA agreed in principle to render training assistance to women volunteers selected from the villages who will be sent to the SEWA headquarters at Ahmedabad for strengthening the project.
Prof. Monika Mittal (CIRM) proposed a vote of thanks at the conclusion of the workshop.
This SEWA initiative had the backing of the UN body IFAD and other South Asian and Swiss organizations.
Ms. Chhayaben Bhavsar and Ms. Smita Bhatnagar, executives from SEWA guided and conducted the sessions with great enthusiasm.
Below are some glimpses of Farmer Forum Meet of SEWA :-
SEEP (Social Enterprise Education Programme) Project 2016
The movement towards creating social value is gaining momentum among students who want to make a difference. Compassion and empathy, coupled with the current state of inequities, has stimulated the need to take action. Social entrepreneurship opens the door to possibilities beyond the traditional concept of two sectors and the notion of a single bottom line. The third sector, the social sector, merges these traditional concepts, and instead of working towards a single bottom line, social enterprises work towards two: profit and impact. It is in this context that BIMTECH partnered with the University of Hull, to work on the SEEP project which is funded by the British Council. Both the University of Hull and BIMTECH are educational institutions which believe in the relevance of social enterprise creation for addressing a multitude of social ills which plague the countries. Under the SEEP project there are 10 institutions, from India and likewise from UK, who are part of this. IIT Madras, EDII, BIMTECH and VIT University are some of the institutions which are part of this project.
Understanding what social value is, how it is created, and why it is difficult to measure are topics that provoke and can challenge our traditional beliefs of how our world operates. From world hunger and poverty to health care and education, the principles of entrepreneurship are used to help create new solutions to social matters by reframing the issue and focusing on context. Social entrepreneurship education helps with the process.
From BIMTECH, two faculties are leading the project, viz. Dr Abha Rishi and Dr Rahul Singh. The objectives of this project are to address the tenets of social enterprise ecosystem and university ecosystem to identify and develop common space of intervention in university system. The other interventions that this project are projecting are as follows:
- To develop academic and research interventions and suggest systems for areas of action engagement and appreciative engagement with a goal to mainstream the social enterprises in the university education and researches influencing scholars, students and multipliers.
- To engage in extensive dissemination of research outcomes during and on completion of the research outcome as a champion of the aims of the project.
The project will produce evidence based input for policy recommendations to university leaders, professors and students. It will begin with an assessment of existing practices as benchmarks. This will be followed by a scenario and need gap analysis to produce a framework within which informed policy recommendations for a better university ecosystem will be proposed. The project will use systems thinking and social construction theories’ to conduct workshops to integrate diverse stakeholders with different viewpoints on a complex issue.
The beneficiaries of this project will be the educational institutions and the society at large. Through this project, we will be able to empower the educational curricula for the students to become agents of change by helping universities in guiding them through the experience of developing and testing solutions for the problems the students care about most.
BIMTECH will spend ₹5 cr to improve quality of education
Director says the institute is looking to get AACSB acreditation, the gold standard for B-schools
“We will be spending more than ₹5 crore to improve the quality of education and infrastructure we offer to attain the AACSB accreditation,” says Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director of the Greater Noida-based Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH). AACSB is the gold standard and the acquiring the accreditation will increase BIMTECH’s access to B-Schools across the world, he adds. Chaturvedi spoke to BLoC about the AACSB accreditation, fee regulations, autonomy and more. Excerpts:
Have you managed to attract good faculty at BIMTECH?
We have been successful in getting good faculty. It has taken us over 10 years to reach the level of 60 permanent faculty members. We focus on providing them with a better research environment and intellectual freedom. The teaching load is restricted and much emphasis is on faculty research. The attrition rate is very less. Faculty crunch is faced by institutions which are not able to pay competitive salaries and perks.
Are you looking to get any international accreditation?
About 20 institutions from India, including the IIMs, are trying to get the AACSB accreditation. We are one of them and we received first stage clearance last year. AACSB is the gold standard when it comes to accreditations for management institutes. And a lot of quality improvement is required to reach the AACSB standards. So, out of the 20 institutions applying, 10 are likely to get the accreditation in the next five years. These institutes will have greater access when it comes to management education worldwide. So far only 770 business schools out of 15,000 institutes have the AACSB accreditation, out of which only 70 are in Asia.
Is BIMTECH geared to fulfil the quality standards/criteria set by AACSB for accreditation?
We are trying to be an international institution for which we need to spend a lot on quality. BIMTECH is trying to get the AACSB accreditation, which is an extremely arduous and long process for which we will be spending around ₹5 crore to raise the quality of education and infrastructure that we offer.
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Visit of MBA students from Global College International, Nepal
BIMTECH and Global College International (GCI) have MoU for academic activities. A group of 22 MBA students from Global College International visited BIMTECH along with their Program Manager, Mr. Manoj Kumar Bhatta. The students visited India on Industrial Tour which is a part of their curriculum. Students met with BIMTECH director, Dr. H. Chaturvedi. Following that two interactive sessions of Prof. K. K. Krishnan and Prof. Abha Rishi were organized for the students.
BIMTECH and Global College International (GCI) have MoU for academic activities. A group of 22 MBA students from Global College International visited BIMTECH along with their Program Manager, Mr. Manoj Kumar Bhatta. The students visited India on Industrial Tour which is a part of their curriculum. Students met with BIMTECH director, Dr. H. Chaturvedi. Following that two interactive sessions of Prof. K. K. Krishnan and Prof. Abha Rishi were organized for the students.
Dr. H Chaturvedi Joins Board of National HRD Network (NHRDN)
Dr. H Chaturvedi has been inducted in the National Executive Board of the National HRD Network. Dr. Chaturvedi will represent B-School community and management educators in this august body.
Mr. K Ram Kumar, National President, NHRDN and Executive Director, ICICI Bank and President, ICICI Foundation has invited Dr. Chaturvedi to join the Board for the year 2016-17. Some of the well known corporate leaders are members of NHRDN’s Board. This list includes Shri Rajeev Dubey, Group President HR, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.Shri. S V Nathan, Sr. Director & Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte Haskins and Sells, Shri. Nischay Suri, Partner, KPMG, Shri Pankaj Bansal, CEO, PeopleStrong, Shri. Suresh Tripathi, VP (HR), Tata Steel, Dr. Ritu Anand, Deputy Global Head (HR), TCS, Shri. Kamal Singh, Director General, NHRDN and Shri. Dhananjay Singh, Executive Director & CEO, New Initiatives, NHRDN.
National HRD Network (NHRDN) is a premier body of HR professionals in India. It has 10600 members and 30 chapters in India. Moreover NHRDN represents a very important section of decision makers in Indian Industry. It organizes more than 65 conferences, conclaves and workshops every year which are attended by the CEOs, CXOs and HR professionals in large number.
BIMTECH has the privilege to work with the NHRDN since 2003 when its Annual Convention was held at Gurgaon under the leadership of Dr. Pritam Singh and Shri S Y Siddhiqui. During last 13 years we have partnered with them in many national level programmes.
HR Roundtables initiated by our institute in 2013 under the leadership of Prof. K K Sinha has got overwhelming support from NHRDN and its Executive Director Shri Kamal Singh. So far, we have organized 19 HR Roundtables across the country in partnership with the NHRDN and Deloitte.
Our heartfelt homage to Alumna of PGDM (Retail Management) , Niharika Gargh (Batch 2010-12)
We are very sorry to know about the sad demise of one of our beloved Alumni, Niharika Gargh.
Niharika, a student of PGDM (Retail Management) Batch 2010-12 passed away yesterday night. As per the details available, she was battling with bone cancer for a long time.
Niharika was an active member of cultural conduit at BIMTECH and used to participate in a lot of its events. She was selected in Titan Industries Ltd. through campus placement.
On behalf of all the members of BIMTECH fraternity, we would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to family members and friends of Niharika.
We pray to the Almighty that the departed soul may rest in peace.
“Some Condolence Message From BIMTECH Members”
“It is unbelievable to know that one of our brightest ex-student of PGDM (RM) 2012 batch is no more. Niharika lived in our Campus for two years and won the hearts of all teachers, staff and peers as a decent, studious and admirable student. Since I also belong to Agra, I had some occasions to interact with her. I always found her very cultured, humble and disciplined student.
In the midst of the starting of the new academic session (2016-17), we feel lot of pains in our heart due to this unfortunate and untimely passing away of a young lady. We have deep sympathy with her husband and the grieving family members ! Niharika ! You will always be remembered by all of us!” – Dr. H.Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH
“Niharika Gargh was ever smiling and vibrant with life . It is unimaginable to think of her sudden departure. BIMTECH fraternity stands together with her family at this hour of grief and sorrow.“- Dr.Pankaj Priya- Associate Professor Centre for Retail Management
Mr R C Bhargava
Mr. R.C. Bhargava is a post graduate in Mathematics from Allahabad University(1954) and Development Economics from Williams College, Mass USA (1963).
Mr Bhargava joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1956, on the basis of an All-India competitive examination and secured the number one position in India. He worked on various posts in UP and J&K till 1973 when he came to the central Government. His last posting in Delhi was Joint Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat. In 1979 he joined BHEL, a PSU company as the Director Commercial.Mr. Bhargava joined Maruti Udyog Limited, soon after its incorporation in 1981 as Director Marketing and Sales. Mr. Bhargava was appointed as the Managing Director (CEO) in 1985. He continued on this post till he retired in 1997. He was re-inducted to the Board in 2003 when the Company was listed. He was appointed as the non-executive Chairman in 2007, a position he continues to hold to date.Mr. Bhargava is on the Board of Directors of a number of leading companies in India. He has also been associated with educational institutions for a long time.Mr. Bhargava has written a book, ‘The Maruti Story’.He has also authored a book in Japanese on Suzuki’s strategy in India.
In November 2011, the Emperor of Japan conferred on Mr. Bhargava the “Order of the Rising Sun Gold and Silver Star”. He has been given the Lifetime Award for Management by the Economic Times and the All India Management Association.
In October 2015 Mr. Bhargava has been awarded the esteemed lifetime achievement award at the Forbes India Leadership Awards.
Recently Mr. Bhargava has been conferred with Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in the field of public affairs.
Dr H Chaturvedi along with Prof A K Malhotra and Prof Rajeev Sharma attended the 2nd Asian Management Conclave (AMC) held at Singapore Management University, Singapore
On March 7-8, 2016, along with my faculty colleagues, Prof Ashok Malhotra and Prof Rajeev Sharma I have participated in the 2nd Asian Management Conclave (AMC) held at the Singapore Management University, Singapore on March 7-8, 2016. The AMC is a forum of deans, directors and CEOs of Asian B’schools which have been created and curated by Mr Amit Agnihotri, CEO, MBA Universe.com in 2015.
More than 100 deans, directors, presidents and CEOs of prominent Asian B’schools from India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE, Vietnam, Japan and South Korea were present.
I addressed the Valedictory Session on “New Paradigms in Collaborative Teaching & Research”. We could meet some of the alumni working at Singapore on dinner hosted by us. On March 9, a group of deans and directors from India, Malaysia and Philippines visited corporate office of Bloomberg, a media MNC.
“BIMTECH really taught me the biggest lesson of life i.e. a person needs to change roles quickly to grow in an organization.”
Selected in Invesco Ltd.
I started my BIMTECH Journey with eyes full of big dreams and heart full of anxiety. Tears rolled down my eyes when my parents left me at BIMTECH and that day I decided I will leave BIMTECH with tears of happiness, good memories and a sense of achievement. I took responsibilities of Food Conduit as well as Economics club of BIMTECH and managing these clubs along with studies was really difficult for me. I saw students running after marks but this did not stop me to run after perfection. Perfection in whatever I do, be it doing group projects, organizing an event, learning new concepts, attending seminars etc. The intensity of PGDM Program ranging from academic excellence to international exposure and rich cultural diversity have prepared me to manage stressful situations and how to be strong in high pressure environment.
At BIMTECH, I played many roles together. At one moment I was playing the role of an Organizer, the next moment I was playing the role of a Participant, a Team Player, and an Orator. Thus BIMTECH really taught me the biggest lesson of life i.e. a person needs to change roles quickly to grow in an organization.
Being committed in whatever you choose is very difficult as in a B- School you have to manage several things together. Some give highest priority to studies, some to extra-curricular and some to their friends but for me there was no choice as I always tried to give my 100% in whatever I did at BIMTECH. For me commitment really meant much more. Curiosity lead me throughout my journey, willingness to learn supported me at every moment, relations helped me in gathering all the courage I had, self-confidence helped me in having faith in myself when no one had. Summer internship was another experience. I got to know of my true abilities and my strengths. I completely devoted myself towards my career, pushed all my limits and grabbed all the opportunities coming in my pathways. The most challenging time of my life came during placement season where I was determined about the field I wanted to make my career in. With all the Patience, Perseverance, Hard Work and Confidence I continued my journey. Finally by the grace of God and support of all my friends and family and most importantly the faculties who really supported me at every phase of my life at BIMTECH, I got my dream profile and was able to grab a good placement package.
My journey is a journey of a simple girl who always believed in her dreams, had faith on herself, learned from the criticism she faced, learned from the failures she had. I always starved for learnings from each and every moment of my life. BIMTECH really brought that tear of happiness, memories and achievements which I really prayed for on the first day not only in my eyes but also in my parent’s eyes. When I see my faculties being proud of me, my friends cheering for me, my relatives praising me that is the time I feel accomplished and what can be the biggest achievement anyone can dream for than this.
THE MAJLIS THEATRE FESTIVAL 2016
Movies will make you famous; Television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good. If there is an art form which comprises of all the other art forms, it is theatre. Be it acting, dancing, singing, music, painting…. Everything combines itself to form a play. An act which enthralls us, makes us cry and also forces us to think.
Keeping its traditions alive, Majlis: The Debate and Theatre Society of BIMTECH, organized The Majlis Theatre Festival on 12th February, 2016 at its Greater Noida campus. It was a day full of fun and frolic with stellar performances put up by theatre enthusiasts of several colleges of NCR.
In this inter college event 41 leading teams of NCR colleges had registered for the street play event and 20 teams registered for stage play competition. After shortlisting 16 teams competed in the final street play competition and 5 teams in stage play competition.
Theatre groups of leading colleges of Delhi university like LSR, Ramjas, Hansraj, Gargi, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Maharaja Agrasen, Delhi Technical Collge and several others battled it out in the two major events: Parivartan, (The Street Play) and Ras Milaap, (The Stage Play ) categories.
“Parivartan” saw the teams raising voice against many issues related to women empowerment, LGBT rights, education rights discrimination, while during “Ras Milaap”, some extraordinary performances were seen which not just raised the social issues but also brought alive several intriguing facets of urban and rural society.
The eminent judges of The MAJLIS FESTIVAL 2016 were Mr. Ahad Khan, Director, AntaraalTheatre Group, Mr. Amit Rawal, Asmita Theatre Group, Ms. Anuradha Ananya, Bahroop Theatre Group, Ms. Meenu Chakravarty, Active Dramatist and an IBM professional.
PARIVARTAN winner was the play “Holy Shit” by Kshitij Theatre Group, Gargi College, DelhiUniversity. The runner up position was bagged by “Kashmir” staged by Abhinay Theatre Group, Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi University.
RAS MILAAP was won by “Syaahi” staged by Vayam Theatre Society, Shivaji College, Delhi University. The runner up play was “D-41, Heetal Road” presented by Natuve of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University.
The sponsors were Safexpress, MTS, Royale Bakers, Foodama and Dominos.
The popular annual event of MAJLIS was an amazing experience for theater enthusiasts yet again!
An Interview with Mr Chandrasekharan Nair – A Theatre Enthusiast
Mr Chandrasekharan Nair, PS to Director, is working at our Institute since February 2006. He is liked by everybody for his devotion to his job and his humility. He belongs to Kerala and is a theatre enthusiasist. He regularly participates in Malayalee theatre as an actor.
Q. When did you start participation in theatre?
I started participation in dramas during my school time with my teachers. First time, I did role while I was studying in Class 8 and that was the beginning of my fascination with theatre.
Q. Who encouraged you to do theatre?
Initially, my teachers and friends and later my family also supported me.
Q. How much Malayalee Theatre is popular in Kerala and other places where
There are many professional and amateur theatre groups in Kerala. KPAC, Kalidasa Kalakendra, Deshabhimani Theatres, Sangha Chethana, Kalabhavan etc. Where-ever Malayalees live and work, there will be minimum one theatre group! In Delhi, we have more than seven malayalee theatre groups. Janasamskriti is very famous amongst Malayalees in Kerala. It has more than 300 artists (including children).
Q. How do you find time to do rehearsal?
I have to find time after office hours for rehearsal. Before staging a drama, daily we do 2-3 hours rehearsal for one month between 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm in an open park. It takes a lot of commitment and enthusiasm to do all this after a full day’s work. It is my passion and my family’s support, which has helped me to be part of a drama troupe.
Q. How does it keep you in your efficiency in work?
Drama helps me to keep focus, whether as a profession at my job or as a character in a play. I see both as being part of the bigger drama of life. Of course, in office I never think about my role or drama, fully concentrated in works, but of course, after office hours, I will be the character of the play.
Q. When your wife and daughters see you on stage, what do they think?
They really encourage me…. And they also give suggestions for improving. They also takes roles sometimes whenever they get time.
Q. What do you think about your future endeavours in theatre?
My ambition is that I should grow as a good artist in coming years. I really like contributing much to the theatre and would also like do a small play at BIMTECH in Hindi. Participating in a drama helps in dropping inhibitions, which further helps people gain confidence and also we can give good messages to the people through a drama.
Walking BookFairs “Books- On-Wheels”
Rangnathan Society for social welfare and library development under the aegis of BIMTECH was very delighted to host Mr. Akshaya and Ms Satabdi, founder of Walking BookFairs. Walking BookFairs is an independent bookshop in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Walking BookFairs was born in 2014 in Koraput – a small town in Odisha with the idea to take books to more and more people, everywhere. AkshayaRautaray and SatabdiMishra ,Odisha-based couple and the founders of Walking BookFairs, believe that books are a powerful tool of social change and good books should reach more people. Walking BookFairs traveling bookshop cum library has travelled more than 10,000 km in all 30 districts of Odisha spreading the love of books in small towns, villages and cities of the state. Walking Book Fairs is now touring 10,000 km across 20 states of India for 90 days to spread the joy of reading through the ‘Read More India’ campaign. Traveling through 17 states of the country, Walking BookFairs will be reaching Agra on 21 February 2016.
BIMTECH is helping Walking BookFairs in many ways. WalkingBookFairs arrived in BIMTECH on 18 Feb. 2016 and they were warmly welcomed by Executive team of Ranganathan Society for Social Welfare and Library Development. They stayed here for three days, and during these three days the students, Faculty and staff of BIMTECH thoroughly enjoyed this feast of books. On the morningof 21 Feb 2016 the omnivan moved to its next destination -Agra. BIMTECH wishes “Walking BookFair” many more happy miles of reading. Many print media houses widely covered their stay story in BIMTECH.
RSSWLD is on the way to implement the same kind of model in BIMTECH to spread the importance of education and its role to build a sound nation.
Latest BIMTECH Newsletter
The cover story in the latest BIMTECH Newsletter (February 2016) is on the visit of ‘Kung Fu Nuns’ of Drukpa Buddhist Nuns of Nepal and Ladakh to the BIMTECH campus.The 160 nuns who visited the campus (January 7, 2016) had covered around 2000 k. m. on their bicycles after starting their journey from Kathmandu passing through Gorakhpur, Patna, Rajgir, Gaya, Varanasi, Allahabad, Saifai and Agra under the leadership of the well known Buddhist savant His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa. Incidentally, all these pious nuns were also well trained and proficient in the martial art of Kung Fu!The nuns checked in on the evening of January 7, 2016 and departed from the campus the next day morning after holding multiple meditation sessions accompanied with haunting chants bringing great energy in to the campus. The BIMTECH faculty as well as students participated in the meditation. It was an elevating experience for all BIMTECHians!Besides, the February issue covered many other interesting topics such as Cognicioun’16 – BIMTECH’s mega inter-corporate and inter-collegiate Quiz show, BIMTECH’s participation in the Jaipur Literature Festival, National HR Summit on the Indian Power Sector, launch of the EU – Unique Erasmus Mundus Project Centre in India, inaugural sessions of Lyceum Master Class, a new BIMTECH industry – academia initiative etc. etc.All in all, a terrific issue put together by BIMTECH faculty Dr. Sangeeta Shukla, Prof. Saloni Sinha and the BIMTECH students’ Editorial Committee. Felicitations and greetings to the team!
Dr H Chaturvedi Felicitated at MIT, Pune
On January 17 2016, Dr H Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH visited MIT Group of Institutions at Pune, Maharashtra. He was invited by the management of MIT Group to be the Chief Guest in the Annual Function of the MIT Polytechnic, Pune.MIT Group was founded by Prof Dr Vishwanath D Karad in 1983. Way back in 1980’s Prof (Dr) Karad had realized the shortage of engineering colleges in Maharashtra and observed ordeals of ordinary students of the state who were forced to go outside states for getting admission in engineering coruses. Prof (Dr) Karad started his engineering college, i.e., MIT with the permission of the state government in 1983. In the beginning, he could employ only two faculty and the college was housed in rented premises. Being a very popular faculty in civil engineering, he could build the brand ‘MIT’ during the course of time.Now MiT Group, Pune is one of the biggest educational groups of Maharashtra having four campuses in Pune.They are running two medical colleges, several engineering and management institutions and polytechnics in and around Pune. Government of Maharashtra has recently permitted MIT Group to start MIT University at Pune which is likely to take off in July/August, 2016.
MIT Polytechnic is considered a reputed institution imparting diploma course in various branches of engineering. It has more than 2000 students. The Annual Function of MIT Polytechnic, Pune was presided over by Prof (Dr) Vishwanath D Karad. Prof Mangesh T Karad, General Secretary, MIT Group and Prof Rohini S Kale, Principal, MIT Polytechnic have also spoken on the occasion.In his Keynote Address, Dr H Chaturvedi lauded the efforts of MIT Group for running quality institutions and programmes which are popular in Maharashtra and neighbouring states. He appreciated the exemplary leadership of Prof (Dr) Viswanath D Karad who has blended science with spirituality.
Dr Chaturvedi especially mentioned efforts of Prof Karad to popularize ‘Sarva-Dharm-Sambhav’ movement which is based on ideas of Sant Gyaneshwar, Sant Tukeram, Swami Vivekanand and Mahatma Gandhi.Dr H Chaturvedi was felicitated by Prof (Dr) Vishwanath D Karad, Prof (Dr), Mangesh T Karad and Prof Rohini S Kale, Principal, MIT Polytechnic, Pune. After the function, Dr Chaturvedi held discussions with the management of MIT Group and also visited various facilities and premises of the MIT Campus, Kothurd, Pune. Dr H Chaturvedi has been nominated in the Board of IITTM
Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State, Tourism, Government of India has nominated Dr H Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH in the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM).Established in 1983 under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, its headquarter is located at Gwalior, MP. It has its centres at Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Goa, Noida (UP) and Nellore (Andhra Pradesh). The vision of IITTM is to be the most admire tourism school in South Asia, it’s mission is to carry out state-of-the-art research and impart world class tourism education. Dr Sandeep Kulshreshtha is the Director of IITM.It is running doctoral and MBA Programmes in Tourism & Travel, Tourism & Leisure, Services, International Business, Tourism & Cargo, Tourism & Logistics. Being a Centre of Excellence in Tourism Education, IITTM is strongly linked with the tourism industry in India.
BIMTECH Cognicioun’16,National Corporate cum College Event, A Battle of Brains
Students from Ashoka University, Amity University, FMS,Indus Business Academy, Christ Institute of Management, IMT Ghaziabad, IMI New Delhi, Fore School of Business, Lal Bahardur Shastri institute of Management and IIM Rohtak took part in the event.
Print media partners for the event were Mint and Business Standard. Online promotion partner was QuizCraft and knowledge partner was ConfusedGyani.
The quiz started with preliminary round from which 6 teams were chosen for the next round on the podium. The preliminary result was unique from the past editions in the sense that there was even distribution of college and corporate teams on the podium. Quali_ed teams for the podium round were Britannia-Mattel, Big Synergy, Essex Lake, Amity University and two teams from Ashoka University.
In the podium round there were 6 rounds on sequential buzzer. The quiz master had framed the questions keeping the business as a predominant theme in mind. He entertained the audience with his wit and wisdom. Many BIMTECH students were appreciated by the Quiz Master for their brilliant answers. The quiz hall was jammed pack till end of the quiz.
The podium round saw good competition among the participants and there was tie for the second position between Ashoka University and Britannia- Mattel , which the quiz master broke by asking tie breaker question. The completion level could be judged by the difference in the scores of first and second winner, which was only 5 marks. The winner of the Cognicioun’16 were Sahil Gupta from Essex Lake Consulting and Shashank Singh from Avanti Fellows team. The winner’s prize of Rs. 50,000. The 1st runner up was Ashoka University which was represented by Sanchit Bansal and Mayukh Nair. The 1st runner up prize was of Rs. 30,000. The 2nd runner up was Britannia Mattel which was represented by Kunal Malhotra and Kumar Vaibhav Tanwar. The 2nd runner up prize was of Rs. 20,000. The prizes were given by Dr. Anupam Varma, Prof. K.K Krishnan and Prof. K.R. Chari.
Faculty Development Programme- January 20, 2016
Dr. Deepak Khazanchi, Professor of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Community Engagement and Internationalization Officer College of Information Science & Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
With increasing emphasis on research in management education, BIMTECH has taken initiatives to promote research activities including collaborative research and funded research projects. With faculty’s interest in funded research projects, BIMTECH invited Dr. Deepak Khazanchi, to deliver a talk on “Managing Funded Research Projects”. Dr. Khazanchi has been extensively involved in research in the areas of project management, risk management, knowledge management, ethical issues in IT in education. He has received research grants from organizations such as Sherwood Foundation, Union Pacific Railroad, US Department of Education, PMI to name a few.
Dr. Khazanchi shared his insights into developing and managing funded projects. Writing a good proposal includes matching individual’s objective to sponsor’s objective, self expertise, needs, sound project concept.
With this famous quote of James Beard in mind, the Food Conduit of BIMTECH hosted the 6th season of its flagship event SUPERCHEF on 9th January 2016.
The main idea behind this event is to bring together the faculty, staff and students of the college through something that truly is close to the hearts of all-FOOD. The event from the very onset received a tremendous response with many teams sending in their entries. The entire event also was a way for the students and staff to voice their own culinary skills and one of the main incentives that the Conduit could offer was that if the recipe was tasty, cost effective and feasible it would be incorporated in the day to day menu of the college. Entries were scanned and the best 6 dishes in each category were narrowed down namely entrée, main course and dessert.
The Food Conduit made the event grand in its entirety starting from the variety of dishes that would compete with each other, to the rounds of competition, fillers-everything was planned at a much bigger scale than usual. The icing on the cake was that 2 eminent chefs from luxury hotels in Delhi and Greater Noida consented to grace the occasion as judges. Chef Sanjay Thomas, Chef and Director F&B Surya Hotel New Delhi and Chef Avinash Handoo, Executive Chef, Radisson Blu, Greater Noida honored us with their presence and their wisdom and knowledge helped us chose BIMTECH’s next SuperChef. Entries poured in till the very last minute with an enthusiastic response from faculty members and also the Foreign exchange students who joined the spirit of fun and frolic in the college.
The Food Conduit also organized a refreshing change for the audience through a trio of fillers that were never seen before- The Tasting Test, The Muffin Icing Contest and the Ultimate Food Quiz that made people come in large numbers to witness a showdown of cooking that was in its entirety the biggest crowd pleaser of the year. The newly introduced round namely the Surprise Basket also went extremely well with the participants. The ambience in the central area of the college namely the Activity Plaza was a complete delight. Lip smacking aromas emerging from every corner, participants keeping the spirit of the event high with breath taking dishes, the audience thoroughly enjoying the activities planned for them- in all truly an extravagant experience.
The endeavor too received a lot of acclaim and applause from our Director and Deputy Director who congratulated the entire Conduit for an extraordinary achievement. In all, the event was a grand success and every member of the Food Conduit went back with a sense of great pride and achievement in their heart.
BIMTECH got selected for zonal final of prestigious CFA Research Challenge, 2015
Another feather got added to the crown of Bimtech, when the college team got selected for zonal final of prestigious CFA Research Challenge, 2015 (CRC). CRC is an annual event organized worldwide by CFA institute, USA. In 2015 contest, twelve team contested from North Zone, India. The other participating teams were IIM Lucknow, IIM Rohtak, IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, IMT Ghaziabad, MDI Gurgaon, IIFT Delhi, IMI Delhi, FMS DU, ISB Mohali, MFC DU, and BIMTECH.
On the basis of analytical reports submitted by the teams, five teams got selected for zonal finals e.g. BIMTECH, IIM Lucknow, MDI Gurgaon, IIFT Delhi, and IMI Delhi. We congratulate BIMTECH team comprising K Sreeram (Team leader), Kanika, Piyush, Harsh and Mohit. Dr. H Chaturvedi (Director-Bimtech) interacted with team and encouraged to explore higher peaks in life. At Bimtech, we wish them all the success in future endeavors. Sreeram and Kanika is from second year PGDM and soon to join KPMG and Earnst & Young shortly after course completion through campus placement. Piyush, Harsh, and Mohit are from first year PGDM, and getting ready to explore the world.
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The BIMTECH team with Dr. H Chaturvedi – Director
Harsh, Kanika, Sreeram, Dr. H Chaturvedi (Director – Bimtech), Prof. Arindam Banerjee, Mohit, and Piyush
National HR Summit on TRANSFORMING HR IN INDIAN POWER SECTOR
In today’s VUCA World marked by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity everything needs faster reaction and response. Volatility in the global energy markets has been among the most important factors influencing India’s economic planning. Even amid volatility, the need for a long term perspective remains as important as it ever was. Only the short term has become shorter, more complex and challenging. HR is the prime mover of all the businesses. Right since the 5th century B.C. when Protagoras propounded the doctrine of ‘Homo Mensura’ (‘Human beings are the measure of all things.’), HR has been a key area. The thinking, feeling, working man/woman became the centre of philosophical discourse and organized activity. And this centrality has become more pronounced with the march of history, culminating in the emergence of HR as an integral part of organized business activity. The effectiveness of dealing with rapid and radical changes hinges on the effectiveness of HR strategies. HR changes and challenges are cross-cutting, impacting all the sectors of the economy and industries. Yet, it is pertinent to look at sector specific HR scenarios in the context of sector specific business scenarios. Coal, Power and Renewable Energy have been brought under one Minister by the new Government.
Any integrated Power sector planning has to take into account different scenarios as also the strategies to deal with them. Similarly, any HR Policy has to accommodate the HR implications of the different Power scenarios. Truly speaking, HR is a strategic business partner. India’s business world is witnessing a new vibrancy and the bars are being raised. The new dispensation in the country is committed to providing 24X7 power to the people including to those in the rural areas as demonstrated by the ‘Jyoti Gram Scheme’ in Gujarat. Initiatives like ‘Make in India’ call for Power supply at par with that in global industrial hubs. With up-scaling of national aspirations in the form of ‘smart cities’ and bullet trains, the need for world class power supply cannot be overemphasized. A new thrust is being imparted on non-conventional energy sources. The targets have been radically increased. The approach to pricing of petroleum products is also undergoing changes. Needless to say, the effectiveness of the push to Power sector is to be primarily determined by the alignment of HR initiatives to the emerging changes.
In order to address the dynamic elements in the global economy, the domestic economies are demonstrating creative energies like never before. People in the Indian Power sector have to demonstrate a similar blend of creativity and passion to measure up to the requirements of the transformational growth that India has undertaken to accomplish. In this context, there is a felt need for transforming HR to realign it with the new business models in the Indian Power Sector. The discourse on Power management has a key role in supporting the sector with appropriate inputs. The National HR Summit on “Transforming HR in Indian Power Sector” is envisaged by BIMTECH-NHRDN, in association with Power HR Forum, the leading Power Sector Forum of HR Professionals in Power Sector corporate, as well as Deloitte as our Knowledge Partner, is a step to provide such inputs. While identifying the theme “ Transforming HR in Indian Power Sector” and 4 sub-themes for this Summit, we took the sector priorities of HR needs. We also looked at the Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends and find that these sub-themes of Talent, Leadership and Engagement with Employee Relations are in the top 5 listed urgent issues that need to be addressed, in order to make HR in Power Sector change-ready.
The Summit Objective:
The objective of the Summit is to examine and deliberate some urgent and important HR issues in order to re-align HR, focusing on the much needed transformation to meet the emerging changes and challenges in Indian Power Sector of today‘s dynamic VUCA world, in the coming decade.
Sub-Themes & Sessions :
There will be 6 sessions, comprising of Inaugural session, 4 Sessions on following four Sub-Themes and the Valedictory session.
- Challenges of Changing Power Sector Scenario (Session-2)
- Working for Talent Management (Session-3)
- Building Leadership Pipeline for delivering Success (Session-4)
- Building Employee Relationship and Engagement (Session-5)
International Scholarship won by PGDM Retail Student
Erasmus program of the European Union is aimed at promoting student mobility. In the year 2015, BIMTECH applied for Erasmus + project for international mobility. Five students pursuing PGDM, PGDM-IB and PGDM-RM at BIMTECH will receive funds to study one term at Kozminski University, Poland. Each student will receive Euro 4200 (Euro 820 for travel and Euro 750 per month) cover all the expense of the exchange program. Students will pursue their exchange term at Kozminski University from February 15, 2016 – June 30, 2016.
1. Chaitanya Suri PGDM, 2015-17
2. Aayush Verma PGDM- IB, 2015-17
3. Gagandeep Maru PGDM- IB, 2015-17
4. Shubham Soneja PGDM-IB, 2015-17
5. Taresh Mahajan PGDM-RM, 2015-17I Riddhi Bajaj, student of PGDM-RM (2014-16), have been selected to receive an International Leaders Award from ‘The Washington Center’, Washington D.C., USA. The International Leaders Award Scholarship covers TWC Full Program Fee ($7,998 USD). The Leadership Program is of 4 months starting from 20th January to 7th May 2016 that will cover.
- Evening course in Global Markets and Business Strategies
- The LEAD colloquium which will talk and reflect on leadership, professional development, goals and values, upcoming speakers and portfolio assignments
- The Alan K. Simpson – Norman Y. Mineta Leaders Series: Forum for leadership and citizenship in today’s society
- Civic Engagement Program
The selection process took place by short listing on the basis of essay writing followed by a final round of interview. A total of 25 students have been selected from all over the World for this award including 2 from India. It was great experience with the Washington center in finding an internship match. I will be working as a Financial Analyst with Izar Capital (Merchant Bank in USA), and responsible for Izar client engagement support, including preparing concise and informative presentations for deal professionals and clients, and the analysis and summary of financial statements and operating metric analysis. I look forward to this leadership program in Washington D.C.
Chaitanya Suri, Student of PGDM-I Year will receive Scholarship of Euro 4200. The Scholarship is a part of the Erasmus+ Project at Kozmenski University,Poland. Erasmus + Project is International Mobility Program by European Union.
Chief Guest Annurag Batra gives a Clarion Call to MBA Students for Entrepreneurship !
Reflections – A Grand Alumni Carnival BIMTECH
Chief Guest Annurag Batra gives a Clarion Call to MBA Students for Entrepreneurship !
It was time for nostalgia, it was time for catching up with friends, it was time for re-visiting the alma-mater. BIMTECH Annual Alumni Meet “Reflection 2015” was held on December 6, 2015 at the BIMTECH Greater Noida Campus with lot of enthusiasm. More than 600 people from alumna community, corporate, media attended this function. Mr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of Business World & exchange4media group addressed the gathering. His speech was well received by the audience.
Mr. Anurag Batra, the Chief Guest of the evening remarked that Alumni meet at BIMTECH was more colorful and interesting as compared to many other B-Schools. He stressed upon the fact that alumni were the real conduit with the institute and could play a meaningful role in building up the institute. In fact, they were the brand ambassadors of their alma mater. But this required passion and commitment. In the context he mentioned that dedicated efforts would effectively generate positive results. Mr. Batra reminded the august gathering about “The Last Lecture” where in a professor conscious of his impending death due to cancer continued his duty till the end and ultimately delivered his last lecture. Commitment to duty and cause was the one which motivated the professor to devote all the time at his disposal to the noble cause without diverting the available little time and energy to worldly enjoyment unlike an ordinary human being.
Dr H Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH delivered the welcome speech he audience was enthralled by a variety of cultural programmes organized by the alumni and students of BIMTECH. A total of 233 alumni participated in this grand event. Alumni from batches as old as 1990-91 to recent alumni of 2013-15 came along their families and friends came to take part in this carnival of nostalgia. There were a minute-to-win it games to engage alumni in the afternoon. There were stalls along with food, palmistry, Froosh, Retrospective Booth and Rangnathan “Vastradan” engaging and serving to the alumni throughout the event. To give them a feel of Rajasthan there was a stall for a puppet show, singers singing Rajasthani folk songs, drums and dances attracting various alumni and their families.
On the occasion of the Annual Alumni Meet, some of the former faculty and the batch members of 1993-95 were felicitated. Batch of 1993-95 has completed 20 years of journey in the corporate world. Several of them joined the felicitation online. They were from USA, UK, Canada, Australia etc.
The event gave an opportunity to the alumni to connect with Alma their mater and current students to mingle with their seniors. This provided a platform for guidance of our current students. Alumnus were more than happy to meet their old faculty and share their experiences and thoughts about the current scenario in their respective industries and ended up feeling nostalgic. The event also witnessed a band performance by our own college “BIMTECH BAND” which was appreciated by the audience including alumni, the students and faculty.
There were dance and singing performances by the BIMTECH students. Cultural performances like Bhangra to Indian classical solo performance were much enjoyed by the alumnus who were happy to see the talent of the current BIMTECH students. Solo singing performances by Krishna Yaduvanshi, Himari Das and Gunjan on various Bollywood track make the alumni swing with the tunes. The event was hosted by an RJ from Big FM named Abhinandan who kept the crowd engaged throughout the event playing various games ass fillers and got many appreciations. Comedian “Papa CJ” entertained the crowd and made the crowd laugh to their hearts out interacting with the alumnus in the audience. The event went great success with many alumni and their family enjoying and reliving those joyful moments of nostalgia.
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Mr.Jagat Shah, Chief Mentor ” Mentor on Road”, visited BIMTECH on 4th December 2015
Mr.Jagat Shah, Chief Mentor ” Mentor on Road”, visited BIMTECH on 4th December 2015
Mr. Jagat Shah, a renowned expert on International Trade visited BIMTECH on 4th December, 2015, to interact with the students on the topic “ease of doing business & innovative approaches to make in India for global market”. Mr. Jagat Shah is an eminent thought leader in the domains of start-ups, MSME, Export – Import and Entrepreneurship and he is coming to BIMTECH at our special request. There were other eminent speakers also in this interactive session including Mr. Ajay Sahai, DG& CEO, Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) and Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).The inaugural session began with welcoming of guests by students and professors. During inaugural ceremony Prof Abha Rishi gave a brief about the topic and the speakers followed by a warm welcome speech by Dr Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director of BIMTECH.The session began with Mr Rakesh Kumar addressing the crowd on the trend of export of handicrafts in India. He informed the audience about the new export markets opened lately for Indian handicrafts. He also talked about technology upgradation centre set up at 11 major clusters for further upgradation of the quality of handicraft articles. He also enlightened students about how China is an emerging market for Indian exports.Mr Ajay sahai, Talked about how India shifted from agriculture sector to services sector skipping the middle stage of manufacturing sector. He expressed his concern towards unemployment due to weaker manufacturing sector. In his speech Mr Sahai quoted “Make in India is an invitation for both the domestic players and foreign entities. Make in India can be successful provided manufacturing is good enough to compete with imports”. He then notified that people in India work more as compared to China but productivity in China is 60% more therefore labour cost per unit is lower in China. He then acknowledged that knowledge based sector (biotechnology, Pharma and Nano technology) has huge potential for Make in India project. Mr Jagat Shah discussed about global marketing of diverse products. He then gave a brief background of Make in India. He stated his uneasiness about unchanged share of manufacturing sector to Indian GDP in last 25 years. He then suggeste how traders can be encouraged to manufacture in India. He informed how eight states together are contributing over 70% to all India GDP from Manufacturing. He also talked about the importance of Digital India scheme to Make in India. He then cited that Clean India, Smart India, Digital India and Skill India are all integrated part of Make in India. In close up he talked about his philosophy “Action @ speed of thought”. The students made full use of this interactive session by asking interesting questions and gaining in-depth information and knowledge about the subject. The session was concluded by presenting of mementos to the guest speakers by Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi as a token of gratitude, followed by a warm Vote of thanks by Mr Anuj Sharma.
Best Business Schools – Business Today-MDRA Survey – 2015
9th among the Top Private B’Schools
3rd among the Top Private B’Schools of North India
20th among the Top 250 B’Schools (mixed)
For BT-MDRA Survey, 1750 B’Schools were invited to participate in the ranking process out of which 278 B’schools participated by providing requisite information. BT-MDRA Survey has used following parameters in the Objective Survey:-
Learning Experience 281.5
Living Experience 142.5
Selection Process 202.5
Future Orientation 200.0
They have given 50% weightage to the Objective Survey, 40% to Perceptual Survey (opinion of recruiters, current students, Deans/Directors and alumni) and 10% to the Experiences of the alumni.
In Learning Experience, our institute has been ranked 7th among all the top private B’schools. In Overall Objective Survey, we have been ranked 8th among the top private B’schools (17th in the top 250 B’schools).
JWEF 2015- HANGZHOU, CHINA
JWEF 2015- INDIA
BIMTECH has been a part of Global JWEF (Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum) community since 2011. It is the one of the two entities in India hosting JWEF events to promote Entrepreneurship since then, but this year BIMTECH was the only Institute to conduct the activities from India. Like every year JWEF in BIMTECH was held on 7th Oct, 2015 inviting around 150+ participations from various prestigious institutions like ISB Mohali, LBSIM, Symbiosis ,IIT Roorkee and Colleges from Delhi University. The presentation of the same was done in the World Entrepreneurship Forum Held in October this year in Hangzhou, China.
The World Entrepreneurship Forum was created in 2008 with one main belief: With the current main disruptive changes the world is facing, entrepreneurship, creating both wealth and social justice, is key for shaping the world of 2050. Through recommendations and actions the Forum aims at creating a strong impact over entrepreneurs and stakeholders to drive the change towards a more entrepreneurial world. Over 1000 entrepreneurs originating from 80 countries have already joined their peers to rethink, act on and transform their environment with us.
The World Entrepreneurship Forum basically works on a four point agenda, as given below:
- Embraces the global entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Gathers a community of entrepreneurs from five continents
- Fosters a new humanism
- Is altogether a think tank and a do tank
World Entrepreneurship Forum (WenF) 2015 “Global Entrepreneurship: Connected Continents, New Opportunities” this year was held from 19th Oct-22nd Oct in Hangzhou, China that gathered 10,000 high Profile Delegates, Keynote speakers, young entrepreneurs and students from all horizons and saw participations from France, China, India, Israel, Chile, Malaysia, Macau, Sweden, Singapore, Argentina, Indonesia, Kuwait, bahrain, Kenya, Togo, Iran and many more. The inaugural session itself saw around 600 plus people attending the event.
The Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) is a global initiative derived from the World Entrepreneurship Forum. It is a global community of students and young entrepreneurs that aims at promoting and accelerating junior entrepreneurship globally. By promoting JWEF, the World Entrepreneurship Forum brings the youth vision to the global reflection on entrepreneurship.
The Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum consists of:
- Local or national events held all over the world, gathering young people (students and young entrepreneurs) with various backgrounds (management, arts, engineer…).
- A Global Online platform-Students and young entrepreneurs from every countries gather all year long through a collaborative online platform, offering a place where to connect, learn, get ideas and collaborate on projects. JWEF participants are allowed to access this platform and are expected to contribute to the online exchanges.
- The various local JWEF teams’ representatives will physically gather during the World Entrepreneurship Forum’s annual global meeting. 2 delegates/ JWEF will share their ideas and insights with the global World Entrepreneurship Forum’s community.
The junior wing of WEnF which is JWEF also conducted its sessions and events in this duration with participation from JWEF chapters all around the Globe. The participating countries were India, Israel, Iran, Argentina, Chile, China, France, Malaysia, Macau, Singapore, Sweden, Togo, Bahrain and others. India was represented by two BIMTECH students- Ms. Shikha Gupta and Mr. Sanyam Dhingra, under the mentorship of Dr. Abha Rishi, Chairperson, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development.
Some of the JWEF hosting partners were as follows:
The sessions for JWEF candidates started from the very first day i.e. 19th Oct, 2015 involving short presentations by every participating JWEF chapter. This presentation was done in front of all other JWEF chapters and the 15 GEP students of Em-Lyon business school, France who were present there with their Prof. Rickie Moore and Organizer Daniel Evans, who is the Chief Innovation Officer of the same School. The presentation was supposed to showcase the kind of activities and effort the chapters put in organizing JWEF in their respective countries and promoting the spirit of Entrepreneuship. The Key Points in the Indian presentation included- Focus on being a DO- TANK, The Global B-pLan, Promoting failures and looking at them as learnings, E-Cafe- a collaborative networking Platform and a Live Business Simulation Event.
Then each chapter was given a limited time period of ninety minutes to prepare a Concept Poster projecting the same very clearly. The criteria for judging involved the Value propostion, Key Activities, Scalability, Transferability of concept to other JWEF chapters if needed, Concept Clarity and the Design. The posters were put to final vote after various feedbacks and suggestions by everybody which were to be inculcated compulsorily. The GEP students and all others voted for the Top Three Poster Representations except their own.
The Top 3 teams Included CHILE, INDIA and ISRAEL with the maximum votes going to INDIA. These teams were supposed to present finally in front of a high profile jury on 21st Oct, 2015, which included investors, academia and the corporate. CHILE emerged as the Winner with INDIA close behind. After this there were several other WEnF events and sessions which were open to all to attend with the likes of Lion’s Den competition- Born Global Startups, a session on Social Entrepreneurship, Doing business with China, Entrepreneurship Education, etc. Along with all these sessions there were networking dinners organized for all to connect, get ideas and collaborate on projects . The whole Forum ended on 22nd October, 2015 with certain business visits to ALIBABA Headquarters, Zhejiang University Campus and the future Sci-Tech City.
The whole event has been a perfect platform for every country and its delegates to showcase their hard work and make their mark globally. BIMTECH students have done great work, earning applauds and praise from people all over the world making INDIA and the whole BIMTECH family proud.
JUDICIAL REVIEW: AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE
In about ten days of the Supreme Court announcing its verdict on the 99th Constitutional Amendment Act and the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) declaring them ‘ultra vires’ of the constitution, many High Value Players of the Government of India have declaimed vehemently against it – one worthy (who is himself unelected) even called it a tyranny of the unelected. So much for harmonious functioning of three arms of the state!
The Keshavanand Bharti case (the case that saved Indian democracy – April 24, 1973) has once and for all established that any act passed by the legislative wing of the state can be subjected to “judicial review”. It’s absolutely open and shut. The “brute will” of the Parliament and peoples mandate etc. are cited in defense of the impugned Act, which is a specious argument, as our constitution’s primacy is protecting the citizens from the arbitrariness and worse from the state.
There is one more reason for applauding the judgment. More than any other country in the world, the Government of India and the states are the single largest litigants in the country! Disputes range from violation of Human Rights to the wrongful distribution of natural resources. In such circumstances, can one hope for fair outcomes when the bench would consist of a preponderance of Government appointed judges? Is ‘reciprocity’ not a real threat under the circumstances?
NJAC’s flaws are many. One glaring provision in the proposed NJAC is that any two members of NJAC can veto the unanimous view of the other four members. Worse still, is the provision for the looming presence of the Union Law Minister in the committee – an 800 Kg guerilla, metaphorically speaking in the room with predictable consequences!
The judgment is wise and balanced. It contains provision to gather views to make the appointment for collegium members more rational and transparent by inviting all pro bono groups and individuals to submit their suggestions to the Hon’ble Supreme Court from the next hearing onwards.
We, ordinary citizens can sleep peacefully as long as the dispensation of justice is supervised by the judges like the ones who pronounced on NJAC! I would like to end with the famous legal maxim: de fide et officio iudicis non recipitur quaestio (no question can be allowed concerning the faith and duty of the judge)!
Prof. K. K. Krishnan, Chairperson, Centre for Corporate Relations & Professor,
Centre for Insurance and Risk Management,
Business Communication Area Advisory Committee Meeting held at BIMTECH Gr. Noida Campus on 16 October, 2015
Business Communication Area of BIMTECH, Greater Noida organised its Second Area Advisory committee meeting on 16 October, 2015 at its Greater Noida Campus. The Business Communication Area constantly endeavours to improve academic quality and groom students to match industry requirements. To achieve this, Area meets annually to deliberate upon curriculum and pedagogy so as to fulfil the expectations of all the stakeholders, particularly the Corporates. This year, the focus of the meeting was to enhance industry engagement in Business Communication, as well as, introduce electives which would enhance creativity among budding managers.The invited members of Advisory Committee are always senior Communication professionals from academia and industry who contribute in updating the team with latest trends of the industry, class room practices, pedagogical tools and Research prospects.This year, the Area was greatly enriched with the presence of Dr. Neerja Pandey, Head- Business Communication, IIM Lucknow-Noida Campus, Mr. Vivek Verma, Vice President, Ogilvy & Mater, Ms. Kamna Vij Burman, General Manager- Marketing and Communication, Vatika Group, and Mr. Pramod Joshi, Director, The Winning Mantra. The meeting was attended by Dr. Anupam Verma, Deputy Director and Dean Academics, BIMTECH, Dr. Sangeeta Shukla, Area Head, Dr. Archana Shrivastava and Prof. Saloni Sinha, faculty of BC Area.The BC Area faculty discussed avenues to engage industry in the Business Communication Curriculum by way of live projects, research and collaborative events with the industry. The invitees very proactively shared the insights from their domains. The Area also tried to understand the gaps that exist in the professionals who join them from B schools. The meeting concluded with positive outcomes, and the invitees seemed very forthcoming for continued involvement with the institute.
Entrepreneurship -Is it for you? (11 July, 2015)
Thirty eight students from BIMTECH and five faculties from Amity University attended the programme. The speakers interacted with the participants and shared their entrepreneurial experiences with them. It was a great opportunity to the students to understand how to select a good idea, check its feasibility , how to develop a good team, how to write a business plan, how to do the presentation of their Business plan in front of a Venture Capitalist or an Angel Investor etc.
Speakers told the students to treat the business failures as the best entrepreneurial experience, because an entrepreneur can learn many things from a failure.
Identify & Generate Winning Ideas – Workshop (11 September, 2015)
“Identify & Generate Winning Ides “the workshop was conducted in collaboration with National Entrepreneurship Network ( NEN ). Thirty three students from 9 institutes of Delhi & NCR participated in this workshop including the students from our institute.
The facilitator of the workshop was Ms.Deepanjali Rao , Founder of DeePositive Foundation, New Delhi. A seasoned professional from media, entertainment and event industries. Deepanjali Rao has been associated with companies like; Mirchi Activations (The Radio Mirchi FM), ABSL -Times of India Group, Showtime Events India Pvt. Ltd and Wizcraft. DeePositive Foundation hold a Limca Book of Records for raising, wrapping and distributing 123476 gifts in 40 days under their project SantaWorkshop.
The facilitator with her personal entrepreneurial experience explained to the students that it is important to have a good idea for a sustainable and successful business. Participants presented their individual business ideas in the workshop and they got a rare opportunity to discuss the feasibility of their idea with other participants of the workshop. The workshop was really helped the participants to fine tune their business ideas.
Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum 4.0-BIMTECH ( 7th October 2015)
Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum in association with BIMTECH, E-Cell organized JWEF 4.0 on 7th October,2015. Participants from top notch B schools were invited to participate in the Event. More than 70 teams from different B schools including Indian School of Business, Mohali, IIM lucknow, Department of Management Studies-IIT Roorkee, Prin L. N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research and many others registered for the event.
The JWEF is an initiative derived from the World Entrepreneurship Forum that was created in 2008 by EMLYON Business School and KPMG, and later joined by ACE Action Community for Entrepreneurship, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, ONLYLYON and Zhejiang University. JWEF is a global community of students and young entrepreneurs and aims at promoting and accelerating junior entrepreneurship globally as a way to create wealth and social justice, to prepare the world of 2050. JWEF is organized by various renowned institutes around the globe to inspire and innovative ideas and inculcate passion among students.
The inaugural session began with the lighting of the lamp by our chief guests Mrs Maya M C, Deputy General Manager, Bharatiya Mahila Bank, Mr Hemendra Mathur, Managing Director, Seaf India Investment Advisors, Dr Anupam Verma, Deputy Director, Prof K R Chari, Dean Students Welfare and Dr Abha Rishi, Chairperson, Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development. During the inaugural ceremony Dr Abha Rishi briefed about various activities scheduled for the day and gave an insightful introduction on JWEF. During her address, Mrs Maya M C quoted “entrepreneurship is all about an idea, but not just any Idea, the idea which is good enough to change the world. The bigger the change, the better the Idea.” Mr Mathur then addressed the audience about the importance of entrepreneurship, various steps involved in setting up a start-up and how entrepreneurship changes one as a person. The ceremony ended with a warm vote of thanks extended by Prof K R Chari.
The inaugural session was followed by the event “GLOB-PLAN—‘GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP’”. For this event participants were asked to present their B-plans in front of jury, keeping in mind launching business in China. The idea behind this was helping students understand the policies and regulations, working ethics, business environment of a different economy. The presentation included objective of the plan, consumer behaviour study and environmental analysis of China, marketing, advertising plan and financial plans. The presentation were followed by a Q&A session by the jury.
“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” – John F. Kennedy. This was the concept behind another attention grabbing event “The Negotiator”. In this event, two teams were given a set of situational cases. Each team was asked to analyze their own case in 20 minutes and then both the team were asked to negotiate on the situation mentioned in the case. Over 40 teams participated in this event.
Negotiator was followed by the event “Nail the fail” in which participants were given an opportunity to work on a failed business plan. Participants were asked to find out the reason behind the failure of the B-plan and then re-innovate it into more practical and feasible Idea. Each team was given internet access for 20 minutes to do the research on the failed plan and then a time period of 60 minutes was allotted to formulate strategy and make a presentation on their revised plan. At last the Valediction Ceremony was held where the main guests were the co-authors of the book-My Fantastic Failures i.e., Siddharth Upadhyaya and Shreya Upadhyaya and Mr. Ajay Mohan Goel, Executive President of Wadhwani Foundation. All three of the guests spoke about the challenges and opportunities in entrepreneurship. The winners for various events held were announced wherein in Glob plan the winner was from ISB Mohali and for negotiator the winner was from BIMTECH itself i.e., Natasha and Deebun. For Nail the Fail the winner was Tri Vikram.
The key sponsors of the event were Siyaram’s , Clinic Dermatech, Jawed Habib’s, 91 spring board, Rhubab, Café Coffee Day and Rentomo.
Transforming Indian Higher Education
Dr H Chaturvedi’s book “Transforming Indian Higher Education” released by Mr S Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab
“Transforming Indian Higher Education” a book edited by Dr H Chaturvedi on contemporary issues and challenges to the Indian Higher Education has been released by Mr Parkash Singh Badal on October 8, 2015 at Hotel Shivalik, Chandigarh. Dr Chaturvedi’s book was released in the inaugural session of the EPSI’s National Summit on “Higher Education for Skill Development & Employability”.
The book releasing and the inaugural session of EPSI’s National Summit was attended by more than 150 chancellors, vice chancellors, principal, heads of institutions and academicians from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, NCT Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and West Bengal. Mr Badal complimented Dr Chaturvedi for bringing out the book and marked his signatures on few copies. Dr G Vishwanathan, Chancellor, VIT Vellore and President, EPSI, Dr M R Jayaram, Chancellor, M S Ramaiya University, Bengaluru, Dr Hari Gautam, Ex-Chairman, UGC, Mr B S Baswan, Ex-Secretary, MHRD, Government of India, Dr Mangesh Karad, Chairman, MIT Group, Pune, Dr G D Sharma, Ex-Secretary General, UGC have congratulated Dr Chaturvedi for his efforts to compile the book.
Transforming Indian Higher Education is a collection of writings on Indian higher education by some of the leading educationists, policy makers, academic leaders and edu-entrepreneurs in the country. The contributors to this volume have not only critically examined the evolution of the Indian higher education, but also endeavour to provide a future perspective for coming decades.
The book presents an insight into the growth, transition and other emerging issues and concerns that Indian Universities and institutions of higher learning have experienced during the last few decades. These articles provide an invaluable insight into the various issues that have profoundly shaped India’s higher education system.
The book covers a wide spectrum of current challenges before the Indian higher education system viz. university rankings, faculty quality and development, application of technology, research eco-system, doctoral education, the role of private sector and envisioning the future of Indian higher education.
Several eminent academicians, thought leaders, policy makers, industry leaders and researchers have contributed their papers in the book which includes Dr R Natarajan, Former Chairman, AICTE, Mr TV Mohandas Pai, CEO, Manipal Group, Dr K B Powar, Former Secretary, AIU, Dr RK Mishra, Director, IPE, Hyderabad, Brig (Dr) R S Grewal, Advisor, Chitkara University, Chandigarh, DR Prem Vrat, Former Director, IIT, Rookie, Mrs Sushma Berlia, Chancellor, Ape jay Stya University, Prof Sudha Rao, Member Secretary, Karnataka Knowledge Commission, Dr Mithilesh K Singh, Sr Fellow, Apeejay Stya Foundation, Dr A Sahay, Dean (Research), BIMTECH, Dr Rahul Singh, Faculty, BIMTECH, Dr Manish Upadhyay, Co-founder & Chief Evangelist, LIQVID
Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum (JWEF) 2015
BIMTECH is hosting the ‘JWEF 2015’, on 7th October. The Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum is a global community of students and young entrepreneurs which aims at promoting and accelerating junior entrepreneurship globally as a way to create wealth and social justice, to prepare the world of 2050.
This is an initiative of World Entrepreneurship Forum. This forum arose from the discussions held between a few international decision makers like Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president and Mr. Patrick Molle, President of EMLYON Business School. It was supported by Mr. Jean-Luc Decornoy, President of KPMG. To take this idea to students & budding entrepreneurs JWEF was designed. In 2015, 22 Junior World Entrepreneurship Forums will be held during summer time gathering 10,000 students from all horizons who elaborate recommendations about “Global Entrepreneurship: Connected Continents, New Opportunities” from France, China, India, Kenya, Cameroon, Singapore, Argentina, Ecuador, Pakistan, Indonesia, etc..
This time the grand finale is in Hangzhou, China and two of our students, Mr.Sanyam Dhingra and Ms.Shikha Gupta have been chosen as the ambassadors to this event as our college is one of the two Institutes which are organizing this forum in India. These two students along with Dr.Abha Rishi, will be presenting a white paper on Global Entrepreneurship at this meet which will have a participation from quite a few countries.
New Initiatives By BIMTECH In The Area Of Business Communication
Power of Storytelling as a Strategic Business Tool
CORPORATE STORYTELLING: A Must-Have New Age Corporate Communication Skills
“Give them [the audience] what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in…” Kevin Spacey.
Businesses need to tell good stories beyond billboards and expensive advertisements. BIMTECH graduates will be able to contribute concise, creative, engaging content that enhance the brand of the organization they join by displaying strategic storytelling skills- a much sought after business skill today. They will be trained to create, find and share the stories of their businesses and organizationsthrough a special course on Corporate Storytelling.
A recent study claims that 78 percent of marketing heads think content is the future of marketing,whereas, two thirds think branded content is far more effective than aggressive PR, customised mail, and print advertising. Nowadays, thedefining characteristic among the brands is the ability to not just share content, but to craft compelling stories for impactful recall.
With Integrating Marketing Communication becoming the order of the day due to the advent of various social media and new age media,Corporate Communication has witnessed a paradigm shift from the “build the deck” approach to well articulated messages through “ Outcome Driven Messaging”.
Till date communications to stakeholdersweresimply “content clutter” blasts of PowerPoint information leading to unengaged audienceencountering the dreaded “no decision”. However now, business leaders prefer to stand out and make a change bycreating memorable messages.One of the biggest corporate buzzwords is “storytelling” ; sharing narratives that simply and compellingly relate “the story” to customers, prospects, investors, media, employees and others in a way that motivates them to think or act favorably.
A key communication skill the companies are now looking foris the strategic utilization of stories and to create concise, coherent and memorable content for stakeholders concerning the brand, identity, values and development of companies and organizations.
Corporate storytelling relies on factsand is grounded in meticulous competitive and market research and has immense emotional appeal. If narratives are planned and delivered eloquently stating a basic truth the audience is bound to keep retelling it for you.
An engaging story can do wonders for the companies’ promotion on social media. It simply requires a great content and not a massive PR budget to enhance branding. It requires great storytelling by the employees who feel proud to share their organizational achievements alongside their personal stories.
BIMTECH updates its curriculum to be relevant to the industry.In the era of PowerPoint and status updates, we hardly can tell a catchy story that remains etched in our minds and hearts.Keeping pace with the new age corporate communication skills, Business Communication Area of BIMTECH is launching a short course on Corporate Storytelling for its students. Its focus would beon grooming the future managers to craft streamful, storytelling content. This course wouldenables them to optimally utilize publishing and sharing tools that are transforming our digital lives for brand enhancement.
Honing Managerial and Communication Skills Through Stagecraft and Creative Writing
BIMTECH introduces process oriented learning which will enable students to creatively integrate writing and performing arts into their core competencies. This unique educational development frameworkis with the objective of building synergy between classroom education and creative expression. It is aimed to inculcate invaluable social and life skills such as interpersonal communication, team-building, creative problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, group decision-making, self expression and impactful communications.
The elective on Theatre will give the student inputs on theatrical terminology, stage equipment and architecture, production, personnel handling, budget planning and design departments like scenery, properties, costumes, lighting, sound, and video etc.This elective will use drama as a toolbox wherein the students will learn to use their bodies, minds, emotions, language in social interactions.
The Creative Writing module will focus on releasing and cultivating the student’s inherent creativity. The course aims at giving a platform to students for creative expression wherein their skills of observation, interpretation and critical thinking and imagination are displayed.The activity oriented sessions are bound to encourage student participation in class, motivate them to bring creativity and imagination in their communication, and increase their self confidence.
Nielsen Neuro – Reading Consumer Minds
Nielsen Neuro – Reading Consumer Minds
BIMTECHs first year PGDM students HariKrishna Prudhvi, Himanshu Singh, Manish Kumar, and Moses attended the Insights’15 Marketing workshops by A.C.Nielsen and Prahlad Kakkar in IIMA. During the workshop “Nielsen Neuro – Reading Consumer Minds”, Nielsen gave a live case study on Glucon-D. The glucose giants’ products are stagnant for the past few years, while the rest of the beverages segment is moving forward with a double digit growth. The case study required the participants to give an Integrated Marketing Plan so that the sales of Glucon-D’s products will grow by minimum 2X in India by 2018.
Nielsen offered internships and 10000 INR cash prize for the winning team. The very fact that Nielsen is a pioneer in consumer research encouraged hundreds of management students from all the prestigious institutions to participate in the event. Top five teams were to be shortlisted for the final presentation before Sharang Pant, (Director, Client Leadership) and Deepti Chandna (Director) of Nielsen. Our BIMTECH first year team “Trivikram” comprising of HariKrishna Prudhvi, Himanshu Singh, Manish, and Moses gave an integrated innovative marketing solution along with the cost and price analysis. They successfully got selected for the final round and presented their solution before the esteemed panel of Judges.
Profile of Mr. Justice N. Santosh Hegde
• Mr Justice N Santosh Hegde was born on June 16, 1940. He graduated in law in 1965 and after completing apprenticeship training got enrolled as an Advocate in January, 1966 and designated as senior Advocate in May, 1984.• He was appointed as the Advocate General for the State of Karnataka in February, 1984 and held that position till August, 1988. He worked as Additional Solicitor General of the Union of India from December, 1989 to November, 1990. He was re-appointed as the Solicitor General of India on April 25, 1998. Appointed as a Judge of Supreme Court of India on 8.1.1999 and retired on 16.6.2005. He was appointed as Lokayukta of Karnataka state on 3 August 2006 for a term of five years. The Lok Ayukta had exposed major irregularities in mines in Bellary, including those owned by Obulapuram Mining Company and by G. Karunakara Reddy, G. Janardhana Reddyand G. Somashekara Reddy who are ministers in the Government of Karnataka. A report constituted by the Lok Ayukta uncovered major violations and systemic corruption in iron-ore mining in Bellary.• The damage to public interest was so serious that he recommended banning all exports of iron ore and limiting iron ore production for captive production of iron and steel. . Justice Hegde’s report led to resignation of the then Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr B S Yedyurappa. Mr Hegde resigned from the Lokayukta position on 23 June 2010 after an officer (Deputy Conservator of Forests R Gokul) was suspended by order of the then Minister J. Krishna Palemar and he felt powerless to help.• He retired as Lokayukta of Karnataka on 2 August 2011. Subsequently, he joined the anti-corruption movement launched by Anna Hazare in 2011 as a core member of Team Anna. In August 2012, he left Team Anna and refused to be part of it after the team decided to go political.
Profile of Shri Anshu Gupta, Founder, Goonj
Popularly known as the Clothing Man and recipient of 2015 Ramon Magsaysay Award, Anshu Gupta has studied Mass communication and has a masters in Economics. Starting as a freelance journalist, Anshu left a corporate job in 1998 and founded Goonj with a mission to make clothing a matter of concern and to bring it among the list of subjects to work on, for the development sector.
Under his leadership Goonj has taken the menacing growth of urban waste and used it efficiently as a tool to trigger large scale rural development work.By creating a barter between two new currencies; labor of the beneficiaries and old material of cities, Anshu has built the genesis of a parallel economy which is not cash based but trash based.
Anshu is an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow apart from being a member of the Humanitarian Crisis Council of the World Economic Forum and has been listed by the Forbes magazine as one of India’s most powerful rural entrepreneurs.
Anshu brings to the table an instinctive empathy and connect with people by dignifying the act of giving. In the macro picture Anshu has identified some basic needs outside the radar screen of the development sector and the civil society, that too by structuring imaginative solutions using urban waste.
BIMTECH Students Win Laurels at Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC) 2015
BIMTECH Students Win Laurels at Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC) 2015
“Tenacious Turtle”, a team from BIMTECH recently won “ADWORDS BUSINESS SEMI-FINALIST” award by Google. The team proved its excellence by establishing its position among the top 10 teams from India, top 15 teams in Asia-Pacific Region and top 50 teams around the globe. It was formed by a bunch of 6 second year students of PGDM-International Business program (Batch 2014-16) with mentoring support from Dr. A.V. Shukla, Professor of Marketing and Chairperson-Doctoral Programmes at BIMTECH. The team was led by Anurag Krishnam along with Arijit Mukherjee, Abhinav Singh Rawat, Prakhar Verma, Pooja Chauhan and Juhi Shukla.
Google Online Marketing Challenge (GMOC) is a crucial platform for every budding manager to gain practical exposure in the upcoming field of Digital Marketing. Over 18,000 students and 2000+ teams from 100 countries participated in GOMC 2015. The teams had to choose any Profit/Non-Profit Organization and were given $250 to build an Online Marketing Campaign for them using Google AdWords. They further had to measure the performance of their campaign using Google Analytics. The campaign was to be completed within 21 days. Participating students must be registered under a verified lecturer, instructor or faculty member currently employed by an accredited higher education institute.
For their campaign “Tenacious Turtle” joined hands with a Delhi based social enterprise named PROTSAHAN India Foundation. Protsahan is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that uses design thinking and art innovation to transform lives of street and slum children facing abuse and vulnerability with a focus on empowering adolescent young girls to break the extreme cycle of poverty.
The awards were given for Global Winners, Regional Winners, Finalists and Semi-Finalists. These awards are decided in 4 regions; ASIA-PACIFIC, AMERICA, EUROPE and MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. Out of each of these 4 regions 15 Semi-Finalists and 5 Finalists were decided.
160 Kung Fu Nuns, cycling from Nepal to India are at BIMTECH
Around 235160 nuns of the Drukpa Buddhist monastic order, famous as ‘Kung Fu nuns’ are on an arduous cycle yatra started on November 18, 2015 from Kathmandu across the Indian states of Bihar and UP to create awareness for women empowerment and environmental conservation.
We are happy to share with you that a group of about 160 members of the entourage has acceeded to our request to be the guests of BIMTECH today.Accordingly, the entire entourage is reaching BIMTECH today at about 5.30 pm and will be staying in the campus tonight. On this occasion, BIMTECH will be organising a Reception Session in the Activity Plaza at 7.00 pm.The nuns of Druk Amitabha Mountain nunnery based in the hills of Kathmandu and Naro Photang in Ladakh, have so far covered around 2,000 km and are now headed for the last stop, Delhi under the leadership of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa (profile attached)The cycle expedition began from Kathmandu on November 18, passed through Gorakhpur, Patna, Rajgir, Gaya, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Saifai and Agra before it concludes on January 9 in New Delhi. The cyclists in the group are from Ladakh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Nepal.Dr H Chaturvedi
Mob: 098118 17819Source of Information :
Click Here:- (Profile of His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa)
Dr Rishi Tiwari’s Book “Towards A Digital India – Library Automation with Open Source Solution” released yesterday by Hon’ble Minister, Dr Mahesh Sharma in his office.
Yesterday Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism and Civil Aviation in his Noida office inaugurated the book “ Towards a digital India : Library Automation with Open source solution KOHA” written by Dr.Rishi Tiwari , Senior Librarian BIMTECH and Dr.D,.P.Tripathi, Assistant Librarian , NIT Rourkela. The book is a step IN support OF the initiative “Digital India” started by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Singh Modi. The book is a milestone or how to manage the various operations of a library without any financial support, using the open source library management tools.The main aim of this book is to provide a concise account of library automation techniques with open source software KOHA and which can also be used to train the library professionals in the digital environment.Many libraries are struggling with management of information and not able to automate their libraries due the inadequate technical knowledge as well as the huge cost involvement, especially in library management software. In developing countries, vendor lock-in has created another problem. Libraries that have chosen the library management system supported by commercial interests cannot come out of the situation as they are totally dependent on the vendors’ support for any update or any error solution.Keeping the above problems in view, this book has been written in such a way that a layman can also automate his/her own library without any support and also migrate the existing data to Koha library management software and enhance library services effectively.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma expressed his full confidence in the ideas behind this book and said that the book will be very useful for the library professional in managing their libraries and also for the students who are looking forward to make their career in this profession.Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director BIMTECH, Dr.N.N.Sharma , Prof , BIMTECH and Prof. Chari were also present on this occasion.
Odisha Assembly Clears Bill for Setting up the Birla Global University:
Campus Ready to take-off in July 2016
New Delhi. After prolonged deliberations the Odisha Assembly recently passed the Birla Global University Bill by a voice vote. The BGU Bill was piloted by the Higher Education Minister, Dr P K Panigrahi which got overwhelming support in the Assembly.
The Birla Global University (BGU) is sponsored by B K Birla Group which anchors many educational institutions, charity and has business interests in cement, tyres, rayon, textile, tea gardens and- plantations etc. The Birla Family under the guidance of Late G D Birla has always taken keen interest in the education sector and philanthropy over the past many decades. Their main contribution in education is the setting of two prestigious universities in technology education viz. BITS, Pilani and BIT, Ranchi. BITS, Pilani is known worldwide for producing game changer entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists and engineers. The Birla Family is also running more than 100 public schools across the country which are well known for their value based education.
BIMTECH, a leading autonomous B’school offering PGDM Programmes at Greater Noida and Bhubaneswar Campus has taken initiative in 2009 for setting-up a state-of-art Campus at Odisha for catering to the skill needs of Eastern India comprising Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal and North-Eastern states like Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Meghalaya. Endowed with nature’s bounty and with an abundance of mineral resources, these 11 states are now well poised to participate in the much-talked about growth story of India. Since the Birla Family has deep roots in Eastern India particularly, Kolkata, West Bengal, Late Dr (Smt) Sarala Birla and Syt B K Birla, envisioned that the BGU should be set up at Bhubaneswar, the hub of engineering and management education in the Eastern India.
The Odisha Government allotted 30 acres premium land in the Gothapatna Institutional Area of Bhubaneswar to the BIMTECH in 2009. It has several other educational institutions like IIIT, IMI, NALCO, R&D Centre, Software Technology Park etc. The Birla Family engaged Mr Hafeez Contractor, a leading architect of Mumbai to prepare the architectural plans for the Birla Global University. After a nationwide hunt, M/s Ahluwalia Contractors was chosen for the civil works. A dozen other contractors were also engaged for providing various kinds of services like, interiors, plumbing, electrical, air-conditioning and networking etc.
Smt Jayashree Mohta, Chairman, Birla Academy of Arts and Culture, Kolkata and Chairperson, Bord of Governors, BIMTECH has expressed her deep gratitude to Mr Navin Patnaik, Hon’ble CM, Odisha for fulfilling the desire of her parents late Dr (Smt) Sarala Birla and Syt BK Birla by granting permission for setting up the Birla Global University.
Dr Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH, Greater Noida has said that the efforts are being made to flag-off the GBU in July 2016 since 30 acres’ campus with all requisite facilities like academic buildings, administrative building, laboratories, library, hostel, mess, sports and games, faculty and staff accommodation is ready. As a precursor to the BGU, BIMTECH and Birla Global Institute are running a few courses in management and media.
The Birla Global University will be developed in two phases. In the first phase, an investment of Rs.150 crore has already been made in infrastructure development. In the first phase starting from July/August, 2016, graduate and post-graduate course in management, economics, marine sciences, commerce, law, education, liberal and performing arts will be offered. The second phase will be started by 2020 when courses in technology, engineering and sustainability will be added in course offering. For the second phase, an investment of Rs.350 crore will be made. In all, a total Rs.500 crore. The Birla Family has decided to deepen their investments in the Birla Global University.
Keeping in mind the dire need of globalising Indian higher education institutions, BGU will capitalize on the existing strong network of BIMTECH’s partnership with foreign universities and B’schools. Foreign faculty will be invited to join BGU on visiting and contractual assignment basis. Students of BGU will get opportunity to go abroad under students exchange programme. In due course, the Birla Global University is expected to grow up to a formidable centre of higher studies!
Regarding the future of the existing Bhubaneswar Campus of BIMTECH which is currently running AICTE’s approved PGDM Programme, Dr B K Das, Advisor has said that it will be merged into the Birla Global University after launching of the new University. The existing batches of PGDM Programme will be allowed to be completed as per AICTE’s approval.
Dr H Chaturvedi, Director, BIMTECH, Greater Noida
Mob: 098118 17819
Celebrations images are given below at BIMTECH Greater Noida
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Another Milestone Achieved: Chittransh Verma selected in Mosafer International, Doha, Qatar at CTC of Whopping INR 26 LPA
Another Milestone Achieved: Chittransh Verma selected in Mosafer International, Doha, Qatar at CTC of Whopping INR 26 LPA
The reason why I took admissions in Birla Institute of Management Technology was the brand name, location & course (International Business) which I opted as my only choice and I pursued to devote to evolve myself as a person.
When I took admission in BIMTECH, I was very clear that I will only go for PGDM-International Business course because of some of the reasons such as international exposure, foreign language and other subjects related to International aspect. And in due course of time I realized my decision was right, this course particularly have all the flavors, it makes you learn all the management aspects plus gives you an edge of International aspect thus a whole new dimension opens up.
From day one of the courseI started taking part in Quiz and other events and got selected as Class representative for my batch. This selection completely changed my learning here; my role was to act as liaison between management and students. As batch of International Business is limited so as time crossed we became family. We together organized many events such as IB-Alumni meet –India, IB-alumni meet-Dubai, Industry Visits, Leadership session, placement Preparedness initiative which was driven by students supported by our department. As part of interest I Joined E-cell (Entrepreneurship Cell) of college and in two years we organized many events and learning was immense, it helps you to develop as a person who has sense of ownership.So I can proudly say that I got the best course, best department and one of the best club of our college.
Our CCR is effective as they bring best companies in college but we being one of the stakeholders of college started supporting CCR through student driven placement initiative and we reached out to various companies and then this placement happened. I had complete support of my management throughout the process.
So for those aspiring managers one thing should be very clear when you join any MBA college start taking responsibilities from day one and try to complete it. Learning is life and this college gives you perfect platform to do so, college gives you a right mix of academics, co-curricular activities. It is an individual who have to decide how he can reap these benefits and bring best within himself.
If you think I can be of any help to you, don’t hesitate to connect (Thanks to Social Media).
Wish you all the best in your life.
Nimisha Singh’s visit to EFMD GN Asia Annual Conference 2015New
Nimisha Singh, Assistant Professor and Head of Centre for International Affairs attended the EFMD Asia Annual Conference held from November 20-22 at Phuket, Thailand. The theme of the conference was “Brand ASIA – The Next Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities for the World”.
Business schools from Australia, Belgium, China, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA participated in the event.
Currently Asian B schools are facing challenges in transformation. Various panel discussions focused on issues pertaining to Asian b Schools becoming world class institutions. To become world class institutions, quality of faculty, institute, and human capital matter. Faculty are key to growth of any institution. Professor Dipak Jain, Dean Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration laid emphasis on ‘creating right people” for a global presence. It requires world class students, world class curriculum and world class faculty.
The two day event saw a lot of idea sharing in terms of current global dynamics, trends and challenges, diversity in student population, school’s societal impact, innovation driven education, shaping the experience by evolving programme offerings in line with needs.
Can Asian universities build a strong global brand through innovative collaborations?
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
I woke up at 3 am on 29 November 2015 on a cold and smoggy morning in Greater Noida unable to sleep further on account of the excitement of participating in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon which was to commence from JNU stadium New Delhi at 7 am. This was my fifth half marathon participation for which I had been training for the last 2 months prior to the D-day.
After an hour’s taxi ride my colleagues & I reached the JNU stadium and started the race. As I crossed the start line I could see Bipasha Basu, the brand ambassador of the marathon, waving and encouraging participants from the raised pedestal overlooking the start line. There were more than 30,000 participants of all age groups, one of the largest in any marathon and I realized that after 2009 when I had first participated in this race that there had been an exponential increase in participation.
As a 65 year old competing, I however, did not feel too old for the race as there was a huge poster of Fauja Singh the 104 year old sardarji (who had run a full marathon at 100!) extorting the runners with his example. There was a festive air all around with bands playing the latest Bollywood numbers and young boys and girls dancing to the songs. When the group of runners reached India Gate there were chants of “Bharat Mata ki Jai”.
Towards the end of the race after 20 km the blisters on the feet and the cramping of muscles were really tough to contend with in the final one kilometer. There were crowds lining the entire route cheering the runners and with their encouragement and the determination to complete the race I finally crossed the finish line with a feeling of elation and a timing of 2 hours 20 minutes (a little below my previous efforts). A bottle of Bisleri water and the much needed refreshments arranged by the organizers were really welcome.
The above is an account of a hugely satisfying experience the memories of which will be cherished by all of us. I sincerely feel that students from BIMTECH must participate in large numbers in this race to invest in their health which will help them now and in the years to come. We hope we have set an example for them to follow. So let’s all get fit and make India a healthy nation creating true demographic dividend. Jai Hind.
I am thankful to Director, Sir for encouragement which was a great source of inspirationKamal Kalra Dated 1 December 2015
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2015(ADHM 2015) happened on 29th Dec 2015. 21.097 km of run in the morning is the ultimate test of fitness and endurance. 34,000 people running for joy, competition, causes, fun etc. is a perfect riot of colours in the morning. With lots of bands and DJ playing music throughout the race to lift the tempo of all the participants. The initial 15 kms was challenging but the real test was for the remaining 6 kms when the mental strength overtook the physical strength. We got finishers medal and refreshments after the race. Each year half marathon is the win of human spirit over the distance. It’s a good endeavour in the adage that ‘Let the fitness prevail’. I would like to thank our Director Sir for supporting sporting endeavours.Manoj Kr. Pant December 1. 2015
I woke up excited on the morning of November 29, 2015 as I was scheduled to run my second ADHM. I eventually completed the run albeit with some physical and mental strain. After training for nearly 8 weeks prior to the Marathon Day, I crossed the finish line (21.097 km) in 2 hours, 4 minutes, an improvement of 6 minutes over my last effort.Bipasha Basu was the Celebrity Face, I saw some interesting participants of all shapes and sizes and various age groups coping in their own way the difficulties of the Half Marathon. I enjoyed the crowd and the music along the way. I run in the ADHM for the festive, colorful and ‘mela’ like spectacle.Through the first 15 kilometers everything was going smoothly but thereafter the going got very tough. I can say Airtel Delhi Half Marathon has always been participant-friendly with very helpful volunteers and meticulous planning.I am thankful to our Director Sir and Prof. Kamal Kalra for their kind support and encouragement.Prince Kumar
Assistant Manager (Examinations)
December 1, 2015
Participating in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon race 2015(Senior Citizens Segment) has been a great experience for me. This was my second chance – first one was in the year 2014.
Frankly speaking, I had never participated in any such event before joining BIMTECH. But the environment in BIMTECH is so conducive and encouraging for any body – be it a student or faculty or staff. Every body feels like participating in extra curricular activities like sports or cultural etc. This adds to overall development of personality. My personal gain in this is that it helps me fix a target of a run on a particular day.. I start practising 2-3 months in advance and thus keep my self fit.
I must convey my thanks to Director Sir for providing an environment and facilities for participating in such activities. I am also thankful to Prof. Kamal Kalra and Mr. Prince Kumar for encouraging me for this run and also making all arrangements for this race.
L-R (JP Goswami , Manoj Kr. Pant , Kamal Kalra, Prince Kumar)
JP Goswami Dated 1 December 2015
19th National Conference of NHRDN
“Architecting the Next Curve””19th National Conference of NHRDNSession on “Contours of Emerging Olympiad” (11.30 am – 12.00 noon)
CONTOURS OF EMERGING CORPORATE OLYMPIAD
Much of the last decade was focused on understanding the forces of ambiguity, glocalization, technology, hyper connectedness and diversity. We know much more today, than we did ten years ago and have now embarked upon the journey to action these learnings. To set the tone for the two days, this discussion will provide an opportunity to reflect on the drivers and influencers of the emerging corporate landscape, discuss contemporary management practices and visualize a roadmap for architecting the next curve.
Within next 30 minutes, we have to contextualize the issues for discussions of next two days. It is not an easy task. In the VUCA world, last few years have seen metamorphosis in how business are organized, planned and transacted. We can only make an honest attempt to learn from the current trends and also to make a guess-estimate for the future.
- What makes A Great Leader?: This year HBR’s Global Ranking of CEOs (2015) has given 20% weightage to Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) and 80% on long-term financial results of the company. HBR ranked @ 907 CEOs selected from S&P Global 1200 list of top global firm. There has been a big change. Last year’s Ist rank holder, Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon gone down to 87th This year’s Ist rank holder is Lars Sorensen, CEO of Novo Nordisk. On financial metrics, still Jeff Bezos is No.1 but because of the high ESG score of Novo Nordisk, Sorensen stood No.1 in CEO’s Global Ranking of HBR for 2015.
Berkshire Hathaway’s CEO Warren Buffett’s financial ranking is 23, ESG ranking is 978 and overall 101.
Leader’s will need to be ever more conscious of changes that massive automation will bring about to the changing nature of work, possible unemployment and the danger of mass social unrest.
- Friction Free Economy: (a) The average life span of S&P 500 companies has declined from 61 years in 1958 to about 20 years now. It is a warning to all big corporates !
The Friction Free economy enables companies, with virtually no physical capital, to compete powerfully with capital-heavy incumbents.
- Alibaba is world’s most valuable retailer but holds no inventory.
- Airbnb is world’s largest accommodation provider but owns no real estates.
- Uber is the world’s largest car service but owns no car.
- 21st Century Corporations: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Tesla, Twitter, VISA, Fitbit, Nike all are 21st Century Corporations! They represent a New World in which labour, information and money move easily, cheaply and almost instantly.
These corporations are forming starkly new, more fluid relationship with customers, workers and owners. They are rethinking the role of the capital, finding they can thrive while owning less and less of it. They are creating value in new ways as they reinvent R&D and marketing. They are measuring their performance by new metrics because traditional metrics no longer capture what counts in 21st century.
- Exponential technologies: The world is witnessing simultaneous significant leaps in technology that are likely to alter current paradigms. The massive decline in oil prices, the US emerging as a net exporter of oil from being the largest importer, giant exponential leaps in the generation of solar power at lower costs is taking the world from a paradigm of relatively high cost, polluting and in some cases deficient energy supply to a world where clean energy at very low cost is likely to be available in abundance. Similar exponential technology evolution is happening in robotics, 3-D printing, healthcare and numerous other industries.5.What Indian CEOs should do?a.Transparency: In the age of social media, the currency of leadership is transparency.b.Middle Path May be a Storm: Dont lead by consensus in a crises. You have to go left or right.What are new rules of leadership which can be learnt by Indian CEOs?
1.Be Paranoid: Instead of focusing internally, Indian CEOs need to understand their new rivals from emerging markets and particularly from start ups.
2.Seek out patient capital: CEOs from India should often take a long view, building their market share over years at the expense of short-term profits.
3.Radically self-disrupt: Indian Companies must overcome strategic inertia by reallocating capital as conditions change.4.Build new intellectual assets: The most profitable businesses are in idea-intensive industries, so intellectual capital such as data and algorithms is a prime asset and creativity, imagination and ideation will emerge as the differentiators.
5.Go to war for talent: As populations’ age and talent becomes scarce, now is the time for the top management of Indian companies to give strategic focus on the human capital management. Talent also will need to constantly learn, unlearn and relearn to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.6.Speed of execution: Leaders will need to gear for rapid execution of ideas with shorter life cycles to continue to remain relevant and competitive.6.What traits Indian leaders should focus to meet current and future challenges?
Most important will be adaptability and resilience.
Dr H Chaturvedi recently met Smt Rajashree Birla
Dr H Chaturvedi recently met Smt Rajashree Birla (Chairperson, Aditya Birla Foundation, Mumbai) at Mathura on the occasion of the 9th Annual Foundation Day Function of Parvati Radhakishen Fomra School (An Aditya Birla Group’s Public School) which was held on November 4, 2015. Dr Chaturvedi presented his book “Transforming Indian Higher Education” to Smt Birla and Dr Shyam Lal Ganguly, CEO, Aditya Birla Education.