An industrial visit was organized for the students from BCom, BBA and MBA courses to Yakult, Sonepat, Haryana on 29 March 2019. Yakult is manufactured at an ISO 9001:2008, HACCP and OHSAS 18001:2007 certified manufacturing facility. The students were given a brief presentation about the company’s history, its global presence, distribution channels, turnover, and robust research base followed by showcasing a corporate movie which shared the idea of ‘probiotics’ glimpsing the world wide success of Yakult. The state of the art factory was a unique learning experience for all the students. The visit was accompanied by two faculty members Dr Jahanvi Bansal and Dr Preeti Chawla.
The NorthCap University celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019 where the faculty, staff and students rejoiced together. To honour the theme #BalanceforBetter, dress code of blue-men and pink -women was followed which lend an aesthetic appeal to the crowd. Laced with performances from enthusiastic students, the event generated lot of buzz with the dancing and soulful music with the excitement of games and activities. Students addressed the issue of domestic violence through a spirited theme dance and to create an awareness about healthy lifestyle, free consultation was given by Dr Shalini Bliss– Dietician from Columbia Asia.
A national seminar on ‘Prospects of Business Analytics’ in association with Max Life Insurance Co. was organized on 15 Feb 2019. The seminar was attended by 58 internal participants from NCU and 54 external participants from different universities like Central University of Rajasthan, GD Goenka University, Delhi Technical Campus, MDU Rohtak, Aryabhatta College, University of Delhi, KR Mangalam University, IILM University, Alpha Arts and Science College Chennai, NIMS Jaipur, Starex University, Amity University, Rajdhani College, GGSIPU, Govt Girls College, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies Faridabad, Sharda University Greater Noida, Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Jamia Hamdard University, JK Business School, BVIMR, BCIPS, Jesus and Mary College, CCS Meerut.
The main aim of this seminar was to provide students with the comprehensive overview of what it takes to build, deploy business analytics solutions in an organization and the job prospects in near future.
Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Prem Vrat, Mr Indranath Mukharjee, AVP – AXA XL India, Mr Manish Malhotra, Director Analytics & Data Science – Startup Genome, Mr Anurag Dixit, Director Analytics – WNS, Mr Nitin Jain, Business Analytics Manager – Google, Mr Karan Chadha, Director Data Science – Dunnhumby, Mr Atul Kulshreshtha, Vice President – Capgemini addressed the audience regarding the prospects of business analytics, explaining its fundamental philosophies in terms of industry and career prospective with examples. The Seminar was coordinated by Dr Esha Jain.
School of Management organized a workshop in association with Josh Talks on “Know Your Rights”, a brand philosophy of “Ab Samjhauta Nahi” campaign by ITC Vivel on 16 March 2019. The speaker, Ms Agrima Rathore focused on women empowerment through legal rights. The discussion was centred with the help of live examples through videos and case studies to the following areas –
- Don’t compromise with your thoughts.
- Six fundamental rights.
- Talking about gender or sex, is it the same or different?
- Discussion on various cases – Nirbhaya Case, Tribunal Case and Vishakha vs state of Rajasthan and the laws amended after these cases.
- Things to keep in mind while registering an FIR.
Dr Esha Jain concluded the session with a vote of thanks, distributing Certificates and Goodies Bags (by ITC Vivel) to all the participants.
A guest lecture was organised on 14th March 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM by Dr. Esha Jain, School of Management, for BBA Finance students on Mergers & Acquisitions. The speaker was Mr. Amit Kumar, Vice President of Fab Hotels. The session was started with the life story of Mr. Rahul Yadav, founder of Housing.com and how the decision of its merging has been taken with Prop Tiger after the exit of Mr. Rahul. He also told students how a 350 million USD company (Housing.com) sold to PropTiger.com (a venture of 200 million USD) in only 70 million USD. He also discussed about the deal process, due diligence process of mergers and acquisitions along with post-merger integrations, by giving example of mergers between PropTiger.com & Housing.com, Essar & Vodafone, and WhatsApp & Facebook.
The session was very interactive, full of knowledge and was well received by the students.
After the session, School of Management had a short meeting with the speaker regarding internships and placements which can be fruitful in future.
A national seminar on ‘Future of Finance’ has been organised by Dr. Esha Jain, Faculty – School of Management in association with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) London, UK on 11th January 2019 in which eminent speakers from industry has been come. The seminar was attended by 207 NCU students and 67 external participants from different places like University of Delhi, KR Mangalam University, IILM University, GD Goenka University, Central University of Rajasthan, Arya Mahila PG College (BHU) Varanasi, DCRUST Murthal, Delhi Technical Campus, GGSIPU, Govt Girls College, IGNOU, Hansraj College, Rajdhani College, K.L .Mehta Dayanand college for women, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies Faridabad, MDU Rohtak, Sharda University Greater Noida, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Tecnia Institute of Advanced Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Jamia Hamdard University, etc.
The main aim of this seminar is to enhance the skills of the students towards the future of the finance. The event was inaugurated with lamp lightening by the dignitaries. Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Prem Vrat gave address regarding how emerging technology like Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Reality, Virtual reality, Block Chain helps us into forecasting the future along with the negative aspects of finances in india and the need to be cautious of all the issues; making us vulnerable, and on the security against cybercrime. He also talked about the focus of forensic audits, income tax returns and CA’s role with the technological, legal and administrative constraints that are going to come along with it. Vice Chancellor, Prof. H B Raghavendra also gave awareness on the enjoyment of change of technology and virtualisation and warned to stay cautious on the advancement in the future of finance. Dean, SOM, Dr. A P Dash shared his personal experiences of how we are a part of undeniable financial future and throw light on the insights of steps towards helping students of the School of Management in NCU with the benefits of making academic changes with more relevant and future focused subjects.
Mr. Debasish Roy, Vice-President – Finance, Bertelsmann Marketing services India Pvt Ltd influenced students to be adaptable to the changes of the business environment and discussed how the non-adaptability will cause a terminal decline like Nokia, Kodak. He also discussed the importance of customer preferences, Just-In-Time and giving weightage to customer satisfaction over productivity, and services over the products and how the core of finance is getting automated with the leads of automated data driven and streaming of data. CA Deepti Gupta, Associate Director – Finance and Internal Control, PepsiCo covered the topics of Advanced Data Analysis and Forecasting, developing Robotics Process Automation, Cloud computing and SaaS software’s – kind of technologies implementing or planning to implement soon. She also gave insights on Artificial intelligence opportunities, Block chain- the real time sharing of information, its importance from security angle, hence, its transparency. CA Rahul Chawla, Director & Tax Practitioner, Rahul Chawla and Associates focused on quality over quantity and put insight on how technology is changing our roles; and displayed the roles of humans to take strategic decisions. Mr Shiva Botchu, Senior Manager – Technology Strategy and Architecture, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC discussed about the emergence of speed and fastest transactions in business models and the importance of making financing dynamic in nature, over static. Being a payment expert, he talks about removing human intervention and bringing automated processing and gave insights to risk-management. Mr Vinit Pawar, Regional Manager, North and East India, CIMA discussed about Technology automation. He said that Finance, Accounts and Technology automation are the key drivers of finance. With researched data, he shared forecasted stand points of transforming business models. Mr Ankit Talwar, Marketing Specialist, North India, CIMA introduced CIMA in detail, and disclosing exceptions to set foot into CIMA for the NCU students. He also shared the effectiveness of good decision making, to keep learning and to keep pace with the running future.
The seminar was wind up by the vote of thanks by Dr. Esha Jain to all the speakers and participants and the remarks by Dr. A P Dash, Dean – SOM followed by the distribution of Certificates to all the participants and Organising Team Members (NCU Students).
Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Advocacy, Research & Training (CIPRART), School of Law, NCU, organized a workshop on the theme ‘Changing Paradigm of IPR in India’ for students and faculty of the University on 24 Jan 2019. The workshop was conducted by Ms Pooja Kumar, Patent Agent and Founder of Innove Intellects. She discussed the importance and need for IPR with special focus on Patents in the contemporary world. Participants were acquainted with the pre-requisites for Patent Filing such as Patent Application; procedure and mechanism of Patent Design, Copyright and Trademark filing applications. In the interactive session participants clarified their doubts. The workshop was coordinated by Ms Unanza Gulzar.
School of Management organized a workshop on ‘Case Study Analysis’ at The NorthCap University on 7 Jan 2019 for the benefit of the students of the University. The workshop was conducted by Prof. Mohan Agarwal, Ex- XLRI and Fullbright Scholar who is presently working as Professor and Director, Continuing Education and Community Engagement at MENA College of Management, UAE. Prof. Agarwal was accompanied by a delegation of 10 business students and faculty from University of Boston to explore mutual cooperation and student interaction.
About 35 NCU students enthusiastically participated in the workshop and interacted and worked as a team with the foreign students and came up with interesting ideas to solve marketing related business problems. Case study method is an important component of student-centered learning. The event was coordinated by Dr Ruchi Nayyar.
School of Management, NCU, organized a lecture by Prof. Subhadip Roy, Faculty Marketing, IIM Ahmedabad, for faculty and PhD scholars of NCU on the topic ‘Getting high quality research published’ on 9 Jan 2019. Prof. Roy talked about relevance of research in today’s scenario and sharing his experiences with the participants suggested the manner in which research should be taken forward. Around 30 members of the faculty and PhD research scholars of NCU participated in the session. The event was coordinated by Dr Akshat Aditya Rao.
Continuing NCU’s strong focus on facilitating industry interface, 17 students from BBA accompanied by SOM faculty members – Dr. Priyanka Banerji and Dr. Ruchi Nayyar visited Coca Cola (Baddi, Himachal) and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (Baroti Wala, Himachal) on Friday, 12th October, 2018 and interacted with the operation team of Coca–Cola and HUL . The students toured the plantsand observedvarious processes such as production, packaging, machine efficiency monitoring and quality control.
Through these visits the students got the opportunity to understand the practical working environment that ranged from safety, purification, bottle washing and quality assurance at the mega bottling plant of Coca-Cola and state-of-the-art facility of HUL manufacturing unit that specifically manufactures LUX, Dove and Lifebuoy soaps.The students appreciated the practical aspects of operations management and lean production techniques deployed at both sites. Overall, the industry visit was an enlightening experience and helped the students to witness the application of management principles in industry.
The industry personnel welcomed opportunities of future industry visits and internships for our students.