The institute held the Induction program for its 23rd batch PGDM (first year) students and ‘Orientation Programme’ for its second-year students batch 2016-18. The program began with Hawan, where both the senior as well as junior batch students gave “Ahuti” to seek blessings from goddess Saraswati for the new academic year.
The Chief Guest for the occasion Dr. Azar Kazmi, Professor, King Fahd University, Saudi Arabia, while addressing the new batch said that globalization is the action or procedure of international integration of countries arising from the convergence of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture but it cannot be taken for granted, it may slow down, or even retreat, as it did with such calamitous results in the 1930s and it may do so again now.
Mr. Sudeep Goenka, Director, Goldie Masala carried forward the sentiments brought forward by Dr. Kazmi. He said neither globalization nor financial crises are new. What may be new is that today’s highly efficient global financial system is so optimized that it appears vulnerable when unexpected events occur, which they invariably do.
Later during the day, a workshop was conducted on the topic “Magic of Dabbawalas Unfolded”. This workshop was conducted by Mr. Sunil Shinde, a ‘Dabbawala’ himself from Mumbai who made a stunning entry on a bicycle. The idea was to let the students experience some of the daily hurdles faced by Dabbawalas and explain them the importance of Planning, Coordination, Collaboration, Execution/Implementation, etc. The workshop demonstrated the simple and effective coding system of Nutan Tiffin commonly called the ‘Dabbawalas’.
In the post lunch session started with the students were briefed about EBSCO, a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.
At the end of the day, new batch students in groups participated in the movie making exercise where they had to shoot a skit based on a social issue with their mobile phones and then depict the same with the help of movie shooted and edited by them.
The second day of Orientation program began with a lecture by Mr. Rajesh Mittal, Asia Head, Volvo. In his speech, he emphasized on the innovations taking place in the automobile industry. He said that the rate at which technology is changing personal transportation accelerates every year, which can make predicting the arrival of future car tech a dicey proposition.
Dr. (Prof.) Rakesh Premi, Director GHS-IMR welcomed the students and called upon them to work with commitment which will enable students to be industry-ready to face the competition, which lies ahead for them. He called upon new students to understand the importance of time management. In his speech, he quoted several examples from the corporate world. Then the students were asked to introduce themselves to all.
In the post lunch session, students participated in the “Bird house making exercise” which was re-emphasizing on the issue of sustainability and understanding the balance inhabited in the ecosystem through making nests for the sparrows.