One day Seminar on “Sustainability Education: SensitizingStudents 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.
Guest Lecture By Prof P C Jain, On Career Guidance "Aspiration Or Perspiration"
A guest lecture by Prof P C Jain, on Career Guidance (“Aspiration or Perspiration”) was organized for Commerce students of SOM (all three years) on 16th October, 2017 in the seminar hall (2.30-4.30 p.m.). Prof. Jain, formerly Principal, SRCC, Delhi University, for around 9 years is currently advisor to SRCC and Visitor’s (President’s) nominee to Central Universities, govt. of India nominee to ICAI, ICWAI and on the boards of various educational institutions. Prof. Jain stressed upon the importance of enhancing the soft skills of students and a holistic personality development along with their subject knowledge. He gave ample examples of the practices followed at SRCC, which make those students employable, apart from hard core studies. He also suggested that the senior students should serve as mentors for the juniors. Following this, there was a discussion on GST and demonetization. At the end, he advised the commerce students to understand these concepts and educate business persons and customers. It would be a learning experience for themselves as well as a great service to society. This session was organized by Dr Sushmita B Waraich
Industrial Visit of BBA Students t0 Yakult Denone on 11th October 2017
Students of BBA went for an industrial visit to Yakult manufacturing unit in Industrial area at Sonepat on 11th October, 2017. Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd. is a 50:50 joint venture between Yakult Honsha, Japan and Groupe Danone of France, both of them are global probiotic leaders. Yakult is a fermented milk drink containing 6.6 billion probiotic (friendly) bacteria and is manufactured at this plant. This is only Yakult manufacturing plant in India.
Students were taken around the plant and were explained about the production and packaging process. Students also interacted with the staff of the Yakult and were shown videos related to Yakult and its benefits. Overall it was highly interactive and full of learning for the students on the concepts relating to production and manufacturing plant. The visit ended with group photograph and thanks giving to Yakult staff.
Guest Lecture by Prof J N D Gupta, College of Business, on "Using Business Analytics to Enhance Operations and Supply Chain Performance" on 4th Oct, 2017
A guest lecture by Prof J N D Gupta, College of Business, on "Using Business Analytics to Enhance Operations and Supply Chain Performance" on 4th Oct, 2017 (Rm N#202) from 10.30-12.30p.m. Prof. Gupta is currently the Director of Integrated Enterprise Lab, Eminent Scholar of Management of Technology, Professor of Information Systems, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
He took the students through the forces that are going to impact the future like IOT, disruptions, digitization etc. and how these would impact the entire supply chain. The trending topics in S-C management and application of analytics in business were discussed in detail citing examples of Walmart, Tesco, Coke etc. The target audience comprised of both the batches of MBA students. This was organized by Dr Sushmita B Waraich and Dr Jaya Ahuja.
A guest lecture was organized for BSc Economics students on the topic ‘Unlocking the potential of your Economics Degree’ by Ms Neha Malhotra, Associate Professor, Indian School of Business and Finance and an alumni of LSR, University of Delhi and the London School of Economics on 24 April 2017. The students were introduced to the world of opportunities and career options after earning a degree in economics. Ms Neha spoke about how students should plan their next step and what challenges they would have to face in the future. She explained the increasing demand for economists in the industrial and service sector and suggested many career options that students might not have considered to venture into after economics. Students came up with many queries in the highly interactive session.
A lecture on 'Employee Performance in the Era of Competition: Industry Perspective' was delivered by Mr Rajesh Tara, VP-HR (Usha International Ltd) for the students of BBA, B Com and MBA on 25 April 2017. Mr Tara discussed the role of a Manager in understanding the needs of the ‘people’ in an organization. He stressed upon the consistency of performance for succeeding in any field and said that every organization must ensure the most effective and efficient utilization of these resources. Performance management should be a combination of the evaluation component as well as potential identification. He also shared that it is not only ‘what’ employees have accomplished i.e. performance goals, but also ‘how’ the work was performed i.e. competencies. The event was coordinated by Dr Sushmita Biswal Waraich.
Pre Placement Preparation
Pre Placement Preparation is crucial to help students gear up to face the professional world. Keeping this in mind SOM organized Pre Placement Interviews on 22 April 2017 for their MBA students. Alumni of SOM - Pushap Karan, Class of 2014 (Macquarie, Investment Bank), Rishika Singhal, Class of 2014 (Moody's Analytics-Investment Banking Division), Noopur Gupta, Class of 2014 (Quotemykaam.com (Home services provider), Trisahla Bhan, Class of 2015 (Proviti), Abhinav Malik, Class of 2015 (Protiviti) and Puneet Khanduja, Class of 2015 (Mercer Consulting) – made it to their alma mater for this event. The interactive session started with the alumni sharing their journey from campus to the corporate world followed by MBA students asking a lot of questions. Thereafter the PPIs commenced with three panels. Each panel spent an average of 20-25 minutes on each student giving detailed feedback on their strengths, areas of improvement, CV correction etc.
Talent Search at SOM
'Talent Search' – a competition based event was organized at SOM from 18-21 April 2017. The objective of conducting this was to identify and encourage students who are self-driven and look beyond their textual knowledge. It comprised of various competitions namely Extempore, Video Analysis, Case Analysis and Creative Writing. Students from BCom (H), BSc Eco (H), BBA and MBA took part in these competitions. The event was coordinated by Dr Alpana Agarwal, Dr Mansi Khurana, Dr Saumya Dixit supported by students Vimal Dahiya, Mahima Anand and Manu Jain.
NCU in association with NGO, Goonj, organized ‘Abhaar Mela’ on 21 March 2017. It comprised of a book fair of used books and the sale of Green by Goonj Products (a brand built around reusing and upcycling even the last shreds of materials received. It was heartening to see students coming out in large numbers to buy the books and green products. One-side used A4 sheets were also collected by the volunteers from across the University and donated to Goonj for further usage. The energetic student volunteers of SOM – Shriya Kaul, Shristi, Tanya Sachdeva, Shivani Bareja and Shivam Panwar worked relentlessly to make it a memorable event.
At the end, the students not only convinced of the message of the Mela, ‘Gratitude helps us to see what we can do instead of what we cannot’ but added to it 'No one can do everything but everyone can do something.'
Visit to the Mother Dairy Plant
SOM organised an industrial visit to the Mother Dairy Plant, Patparganj, Delhi, on 22 March 2017 for the students of BBA-III, BCom-III and MBA-I. The presentation and the plant visit made the students aware of the entire production process i.e. starting from collection of milk from farmers, clarification, homogenization, pasteurization, fortification till dispatch. The students learnt about the transportation guidelines and the unique distribution network of bulk vending milk booths, retail outlets and mobile units. The various quality control measures adopted were also shared. Students learnt about the totally automated and internationally designed process of milk production through a small documentary film shown to them. Students were really excited about the newly installed solar panels at the plant which are efficient and a good source of conventional energy.
Visit to Carrier Aircon
An industrial visit to Carrier Aircon, Gurugram was organized for the students of the course CILE, comprising mostly of Mechanical Engineering students, on 24 March 2017. Students were briefed about the history of the world’s largest provider of air-conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration systems. They were apprised about the various awards won by Carrier for its quality work, certifications achieved and the different products manufactured. The values of the company were strongly put across and it was shared that primarily because of this they have been able to hold a record of 1200 million hours of working without any time loss due to any accident. The students were taken on a round of the plant where they saw different assembly lines, QC tools, 5S and hi-tech machines used for production of air conditioners and heat exchangers.
School of Management organised a Seminar on 'Rethinking and Redefining Human Capital in Today's Fast Changing Business Horizon: Dialogues & Perspectives' on 25 February 2017. The speakers were industry stalwarts i.e. Mr Jagjit Singh, Chief People Officer, PwC and Mr P Dwarkanath, Head, Group Human Capital, Max India.
The speakers shared their experiences related to challenges faced by employees in today's competitive environment and the changing nature of jobs/employment. Factors like agility, adaptability and adding value to business were highlighted. Students from SOM and SOET attended the seminar which was coordinated by Dr Mansi Khurana and Dr Sushmita B Waraich with a team of student coordinators from BBA, BCom and MBA.
'Arthashastra', the Annual Management fest was organized by SOM on 11 January 2017. The aim of the event was to offer the participants a taste of diversity and let their imagination and creativity run wild. 'Arthashastra' not only provided the participants a platform to display their core skills but also a cultural rejuvenation and joyous experience.
Mr Rajiv Chadda, Director Sales, Ericsson, Gurugram was invited as the chief guest to inaugurate the ceremony. More than 70 students from NCU and other colleges attended the event. The fest gave the participants an insight into the world of management through various activities namely Quibble, Seal the Deal, Asset Mapping, and Idea Buzz. They tested the entrepreneurial skills, selling potential, policy-making decisions and quizzing skills of the participants.
SOM organised an Orientation session for its visiting faculty members on 3 January 2017. The aim of the session was to familiarize members with the processes and policies of the Department/University. During the session there were discussions on ERP, examination and results and day-to-day related activities. Mr Deepak Satyarthi briefed members about LMS and OTMS and Ms Chetna Taluja explained ERP processes. The session was coordinated by Dr Nirupma Gupta, Dr Saumya Dixit and Dr Sushmita B Waraich.
SOM organized an Industry Guest Session by Mr Achalesh Sharma, Founder & CEO, Prime Consulting on 19 January 2017. The interactive session focused on how to approach interviews, the emerging sectors & skills required and how to start a corporate journey.