With the commencement of the academic session 2013-2014, the Department of Business Economics was rechristened as the Department of Management Studies. The Department conducted various activities through-out the year.
A two days Excel workshop was conducted on 1st August 2014 by Ms. Amita Khera who has more than 10 years of experience working in the corporate sector across industries such as Retail, Pharma and FMCG segment. Ms. Khera as a resource person was assessed as an excellent trainer by Avalon Consulting and WNS Analytics. The students learnt a great deal since every tool from Absolute referencing to Basic functions utility was related with practical business example usage.
Under Successful Entrepreneurs Lecture series, Mr. Sanjay Purohit promoter and CEO of Iprof India Ltd. was invited on 29th January 2014 to share his valuable experience and journey as a technocrat, a bureaucrat turned entrepreneur having rich business operations experience ranging from countries like U.S., Spain, Germany and India. Several sick units have been restructured and revived by Mr. Sanjay Purohit. He gave valuable insights to our students with respect to challenges faced in restructuring sick units vs. challenges faced while incubating a new company. Finally, the five valuable life's learnings shared by him with students were greatly appreciated: a) Nothing great can be achieved without passion b) Good social skills is a great virtue and should be cultivated diligently c) Develop at least one world class skill d) learn to take big challenges even if you fail e) Believe in God as it will help us to be humble with success and will never let us down when failure comes.
An intense Workshop was conducted on 6th February 2014 by Mr. Payoj Jain and his team. This was an informative session on entrepreneurship skill development. Prerequisites for enabling students to join start up companies were also discussed at length. In an interactive session the techniques of self assessment to judge the capacity of taking big business challenges were also deliberated upon by the visiting team.
The current issue of the annual magazine, BEAM, was also published with valuable and diverse contributions by students on wide ranging issues. The key features were on areas of politics, social issues, business challenges facing India and the power of youth.
Entreuzest, a two day event (28th and 29th March, 2014) organized by the students of Department of Business Management Studies was a celebration of managerial acumen of some of the brightest budding business minds. The theme embodied the motive of providing the participants the taste of what it is like in the corporate world by subjecting them to extreme conditions that tested their patience, calibre and creativity to tackle and maintain their cool when put in a sticky spot. It tested the participants' ability to storm, norm and ultimately 'PERFORM'. The participants were judged on a plethora of aspects ranging from innovation to crisis management, strategising and operating to softer skills like leadership and problem solving. The highlights of the event were: 1. Crisis situation event Heuristics, a unique platform that gave participants an opportunity to prove their mettle, outwit their adversaries and vie to be recognized. The participants got an opportunity to act out and perform their dream jobs and experience the hurdles that their future might hold. 'Survival of the fittest' was the mantra for this event. 2. The B-Plan Event Impresario, was reinforced with the belief that sound business acumen, coupled with an innate passion to implement, becomes a powerful agent of change. After all, the spark of an idea is enough to illuminate the path to transformation. The event met with great success.
The students of the department participated and won in several intra and inter-college competitive events and brought home laurels.