One day Seminar on “Sustainability Education: Sensitizing Students towards Societal Needs.” On October 27, 2017

School of Management organized a one-day seminar on October 27, 2017 on “Sustainability Education: Sensitizing Students towards Societal Needs.” After context setting for the seminar by Dr. Sushmita Waraich, Pro Chancellor, Prof Prem Vrat and Dean-SOM, Prof. R. Narasimhan highlighted the need for sensitizing students towards societal needs. In the first session – Mr. Hitesh (National Manager, Ricoh India Ltd.) drew attention to the role played by MNC’s in fulfilling societal needs. He also discussed the various frameworks and models used by Ricoh in implementation of CSR initiatives. Ms. Sweta Bhattacharjee (Senior Manager, Volunteer Action, North – CRY) explained the role of NGO’s in helping corporates meet their social obligations. She also discussed the reasons by citing examples of volunteers working for CRY.

In the second session, Ms. Mamta Saikia (COO, Bharati Foundation), discussed the importance of strategy, short term goals, long terms goals and role of organizations like Bharati foundation in achieving sustainability. She also made the students aware about the various initiatives taken by Bharati Foundation towards the same. Mr. Jitendra Routray (Head CSR, ReNew Power) spoke on “Driving Socially Responsible Business at ReNew Power” and explained the ways in which company is fulfilling social responsibility by providing infrastructure to the local communities which are still devoid of basic amenities like electricity. The seminar was coordinated by Dr. Sushmita Waraich along with Dr Saumya Dixit.

National Seminar on Women as Critical Partners in an Egalitarian Society: An Evaluation of the Current Status in India

School of Management in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities organized a National Seminar on “Women as Critical Partners in an Egalitarian Society: An Evaluation of the Current Status in India” on 8th & 9th March, 2018. Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the Chief Guest for the inaugural session was Prof. Kavita Sharma, President, South Asian University, New Delhi, key note speaker Dr Bijaylakshmi Nanda, Vice Principal, Miranda House and Guest of Honour, Ms Sushmita Shekhar Dutt, Artist and Social Worker. Over the two days, there were 3 technical sessions i.e. Combating Persistent Gender Gaps to Build an Egalitarian Society, Women as Critical Partners: Individual Conduct in an Egalitarian Society

The technical sessions had paper presentations by academicians and administrators from across the country. There were 2 panel discussions i.e. Fighting Back with Dignity: The Need for Women to Exercise their Rights, Glass Ceiling…Not a Deterrent. Apart from these there was a training session on Gender Audit: Measures for Sensitization in Campuses. The session Chairs and panelists comprised of Vice Chancellors, Heads of Department, Senior Professors from D.U., JNU, Jamia, IGNOU, O P Jindal, MANU, Hyderabad. Academicians apart, others invited were first woman Airforce Officer, entrepreneur, doctor, COO, UGC, EdCIL and AIU officials. One of the attractions was having Ms Dorris Francis as a panelist. She is known as the “Traffic Queen” as she manages the traffic though not a traffic police. The chief guest in the valedictory session was Prof Furqan Qamar, Secretary General, AIU. Each session saw heavy debating and discussions. Few of the recommendations that emerged were – create a women’s league and educational institutions to create egalitarian environment.

Management Fest ‘Mindkraft’ a fusion of skill, will and thrill at NCU

School of Management organised Management Fest – Mindkraft – a fusion of skill, will and thrill on 1 May 2018.

The Fest was full of zeal, competition, triumph and elation. It served as a potent platform to students to unleash their talent and display their skill and creativity. The fest honoured students’ interests, competencies and ingenuity with an array of events namely Voice your Opinion (Debate Competition), Mad About Ads (Ad-Mad Competition), The ‘1’ Minute Show (Extempore Competition), Mesh Making (Collage Making Competition) and Leaders in Action (Management Games).

About 107 students from various schools and colleges namely: DAV Public School, Rotary Public School, Gurugram; Maitreyi College, ARSD College, Bharati College University of Delhi, Asian School of Media Studies, Noida and the three Schools of NCU participated in the events with great enthusiasm.