Continuous industry exposure is one of the key facets of Management education. Industry practices are changing fast amid covid 19 and expected to go for a major change post global pandemic. We at GHS-IMR strongly believes that who else could be better than our own alumni to help us adapt as per changing industry expectations. Keeping this in mind Galaxy – The Alumni association of the institute has organized a web talk cum interaction on "Changing industry expectation during Covid times: Alumni perspective” Saturday on July, 25, 2020 at 11.00 AM.
The programme started with Introductory remarks by Dr. Kunwar Milind Singh, Associate Professor and Chair-Alumni, GHS-IMR. He said, Global pandemic covid 19 has not only impacted the Global and National economies but its impact on different sectors of economy is also wide spread. Building trust across organization, flexible corporation and developing an independent, centralized supply chain ecosystem can be some of the key factor to deal with this unprecedented situation.
Director, GHS-IMR, Dr. Prof. Rakesh Premi in his opening remark emphasized the increasing role of alumni in the institution building activities and how alumni of the institute can be instrumental in many ways to help institution achieve national and International accreditation and increase institution visibility pan India. He also spoke of alumni role as resource in institutional activity such as Guest speaker, Trainer, mentor in summer internship, resource in MDP etc.
Two senior alumni of the Institute Mr. Deepak Agarwal, 97 batch and Mr. Sumit Raghunath, 99 batch were present in the programme to share their views on changing industry expectation during covid times: An Alumni perspective.
Mr. Deepak Agarwal, CEO, Kotak Mahindra UK Ltd. Dubai in his deliberation, Changing Industry Expectation- Covid 19, A great reset, pointed that companies around the world are facing very difficult times irrespective of industry and therefore employee protection, customer protection, care about community, effectively managing supply chain and managing profitability are the key.
Second Speaker for the day was Mr. Sumit Raghuntah, GM, Jagran Prakashan Limited., Kanpur. In his address he emphasized the that HR leaders need to rethink about work force, employee planning and Employee management. He said specialized critical skills and roles will be future of work trends post Covid 19.
Towards the end of the program number of Alumni, Mr. Amit Kumar, Ms. Priya Daga, Mr. Shashank Tripathi, Mr. Deepak Srivastava, Mr. Abhay Singh Rathour, Mr. Mayur Chawla, Mr. Vikas Kapoor briefly shared their own views and feedback about the theme of days topic and scope of similar future initiatives in the future. The online program was attended by alumni across different batches.
Dr. Shekhar Trivedi, Professor, Marketing emphasized the need of more interaction among alumni where they can share insights from their own industry leading to synergistic learning and this will promote inter functional understanding of wide range of industries. The Program come to an end by a hearty vote of thank by Dr. Kunwar Milind Singh.