July 23, 2018: The Institute held its orientation program for its 24thbatch PGDM (first year) students. 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. Later, Director along with senior faculty members and students lighted the ceremonial lamp along with the chief guest for the occasion Mr. Arvind Thothadri, Head, Global Training & Certification of Automation Anywhere.
Dr. (Prof.) Rakesh Premi, 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.
Mr. Arvind Thothadri, Head, Global Training and Certification at Automation Anywhere, in his welcome address informed the students regarding the developments in Robotic Process Automation- RPA and how enterprises across industries such as banking, insurance, and transportation have deployed RPA with cognitive technologies to automate routine business processes such as fulfilling purchase orders and new hire on boarding.
The post lunch session began with the faculty introducing themselves to the newly admitted students. This was followed by the introduction of PGDM program by Dr. Shekhar Trivedi, PGP chair, wherein he explained the rules and regulation and academic requirements of the program. Special emphasis on anti-ragging rules & regulations and discipline in the institute along with examination schedule was given by Mr. Devendra Jaiswal, Controller of Examination. Brief description about the placement activity was given by Mr. Vinod Sharma. The students were made aware of library facilities by Mrs. Usha Shukla and hostel facilities by Dr. Kunwar Milind Singh. The students were introduced to the counselling cell of the college by Dr. Monika Srivastava and Ms. Pratibha Mishra.
The students were then given a task to shoot a short movie on a social issue. The anchors Vidisha & Anmol briefed the students on the event scheduled for the next day of the orientation.
Second day of the orientation programme began with much excitement for the newly admitted students as they enjoyed being in their new lush green campus. The students assembled in the auditorium for yet another day, full of learning and excitement.
In his keynote address, the Director of the institute, Dr. (Prof.) Rakesh Premi, called upon the students to adopt focussed and disciplined approach in life for achieving success. He urged them to foresee the coming opportunities in the burgeoning Indian economy and tap them by gaining more knowledge and skill development. He also urged them to use various facilities and resources of the institute to become the industry-ready managers of international standards. He explained on developing a correct attitude and taught about managing time efficiently.
To imbibe a true spirit of learning and competition amongst students, an extempore was conducted for the first year students, who were given topics like ‘Ban on Plastic bags’, ‘Blogging as a career option’, ‘Understanding US-China Trade War’, ‘Dynamics of App Marketing’ etc. Dr. Bhagwan Jagwani adjudged Riya Arora, Harshita Chhattani as the 1st Runner-up and Samraddhita Gupta, Sonal Sadhwani, Anugrah Allwyn as the winner of the competition.
In the post lunch session, RJ Charu witnessed the presentation of short films which were shot by student groups the previous day. They touched upon various social issues like ‘Drug Abuse’, ‘Bureaucracy & Corruption’, ‘Bullying’, ‘Animal Rights’ etc. Anugrah and five others who have chosen the topic ‘Bureaucracy & Corruption’ were declared as winners.
The last phase of the orientation saw management games like: ‘The Big Fight’, ‘Tug of Pen’, ‘Blind Men’s Relay’ and ‘Walk in Tray’. ‘The big fight’ focused upon the quick decision making and the everchanging environment, whereas ‘Tug of Pen’ checked on team and leadership quality, the game ‘Blind Men’s Relay’ emphasized on listening skills and team coordination and ‘Walk in Tray’ focused on efficiency of the team members. The overall winner of the day was team FLAME with 150 points.
The program was attended by all the students, staff & faculty members of GHS-IMR.