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NBA Webinar has been organized on 29th Apr 2013 in the campus, All faculty from Galgotias Educational Institution has participated in the webinar.

 
Speaker form NBA- Dr. Dhirendra Mishra





‘S.M.A.R.T’(Strategic Marketing Thinking), A Marketing Event,  25th February2013




‘S.M.A.R.T’(Strategic Marketing Thinking), a marketing Event, was organized by  Galgotias Business School on the 25th February2013.The event kicked off by welcoming the chief guest Mr. Neeraj Kanwar, who is an IIMA  Alumnus and held senior positions at Asian Paints and with the UB Group . Currently , he is an entrepreneur running a power generation unit  close to Manali. Our Director, Prof.Luthra , welcomed the guest and congratulated the students for organizing the event. A brief introduction about the event was given by Mr.Sagar Nagrani, a student of Section –B of the PGDM programme. This was an intra B-school marketing and business challenge to give students an opportunity to stretch their imagination and come up with innovative solutions to marketing situations.

The marketing challenge started early in the year ,where the students were given a set of critical marketing situations from various product categories like coffee , baby foods, smartphones , snack foods,  yogurt, liquid  hand wash, biscuits, axe deodorants, ethnic apparel, banks , automobiles & private labels in retailing. This contest was compulsory for all first year students and they were required to study aspects of consumer perceptions, competition, distribution, communication, and find a good fit for the situation in question.

The students’ participation was very enthusiastic and it was a great learning experience for them. The Guest of Honor announced the winning teams and gave away the prizes. The team led by Saumya Anand who made a presentation on Lifebuoy handwash won the first prize. Team led by Jyotsna Tiwari who presented on the challenges for Samsung Smartphones won the second prize and Team led by Hemant Kumar who presented on the challenges faced by yogurt marketers won the third prize. Mr.V.K.Luthra, Director, Corporate Resource Centre,  presented a memento to the guest of honor.  The vote of thanks was given by Prof. Ajay Bansal who congratulated the students for their efforts in putting the event together.



Valedictory Ceremony Of First Batch Toyota Sales Education Foundation
18.02.2013

The event was about T-SEF which was a training programme of one month given to the selected students of GBS
The event started with the welcome address which was given by Prof. Atul Sharma who thanked the Toyota Team for their training programme

Then Director GBS, Prof. Dr Renu Luthra addressed the T-SEF students and explained how Toyota team had played a significant role in GBS initiatives
After that Mr Rajiv Sharma, General Manager, Sales Operations, Toyota explained the market scenario, what kind of work force is required and how such kind of training improves the quality of work force.
Then a powerful presentation was given by Mr Devinder Puri, Manger – Dealer operation who explained the market structure of the automobile sector, sales structure of the company, their market standing and about the whole Journey of T-SEF programme
After that two of the T-SEF participants, Rakesh Kumar and Bilal Hashmi shared their experience about the training, how Toyota culture is different, the technology used in Toyota, and respect given to the employees and their emphasis on customer relationship
After that Director CRC, Mr V K Luthra shared his thoughts regarding the whole event. He explained the importance of T-SEF programme and the necessity of being experienced.
  Next the participants of T-SEF programme were awarded with certificate of successful completion of the T-SEF programme.

In the closing address Prof Atul Kumar said that it was indeed a very important and motivating event for the first year students of GBS





E-Commerce Symposium 15th December, 2012





The symposium titled “E-Commerce: Benefits, Opportunities & challenges” was organized by Galgotias Business School on 15th December, 2012. A bevy of speakers from E-Commerce industry participated in the symposium.

The event was inaugurated by lighting the lamp and Saraswati vandana followed by a welcome address from our Director,Dr.Renu Luthra. She welcomed the guests of Honor Mr.Anurag Batra, Chairman, Exchange4media and Mr.Akshay Ghulati,MD ,Smile Group. Dr.Luthra discussed about the growth of e-commerce industry and how Indian companies are innovating in finding their own business model to reach out to the consumers.

Mr.Anurag Batra discussed about India in the digital age and also highlighted the opportunities emerging out of the increasing use and penetration of Smartphones and how the next wave of e-commerce will emerge out of mobile commerce. Mr.Akshay Ghulati discussed the entrepreneurship opportunities in the e-commerce space in emerging economies and the youth driven markets in these economies. He also pointed out the infrastructure and regulatory bottlenecks in the country for the future growth of e-commerce.

Mr. Saurabh Gupta , Global GB Enterprise Market Segment Manager, IBM said that E commerce   is not only about buying & selling, it is redefining commerce. Not only is E-Commerce driving change but is also enabling change.  Ms Tarang Saxena, Senior Consultant , Third Eyesight, discussed the demographic profile of the Indian consumer and said that, Internet has become an inseparable part of the consumers life. She also highlighted the importance of trust for building an e-commerce business. Mr Vishal Singhal, Vice President, Exchange 4 media , discussed the importance of  Value Added Services(VAS) and the emerging opportunities and challenges related  to mobile commerce . He talked about the opportunities arising out of the increasing use of Apps and new ways of interacting with the consumer.

Among other dignitaries there were Mr. Navneet Kaushal CEO Pagetraffic, who discussed  viral marketing , SEO and SEM and impact of social media, Mr. Arjun Basu Co-Founder Mydala.com discussed about the online alliances and the business of deals and coupons in this sector, Mr.Rajiv Gupta MD & CEO eProcBay, discussed about opportunities in supply chain, warehousing and last mile delivery for value addition in this sector, Mr. Manoj Chandra CEO allschoolstuff.com discussed about the business growth in niche markets and Ms.Nidhi Lauria, Head Marketing Aircel discussed about consumers insight based opportunities for tracking and engaging with the consumers through social media. She discussed her experiences with studymate.com. They interacted with the students and invited them to consider e-commerce as a career option.

The conveners of the symposium Prof. Nidhi Natrajan and Dr. Debarshi Mukherjee offered the theme introduction and vote of thanks respectively.




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4th Finance Conference on “Role of financial services in the Growing Indian Economy” on 3 rd November, 2012

Financial Services plays a significant role in the Indian and Global Economy. In India the government has again and again emphasized on the strengthening of the finance services sector by bringing various reforms. Considering the above points 4th Finance conference was organised by Galgotias Business School on 3rd November, 2012 on the topic ““Role of financial services in the Growing Indian Economy” which was designed to addresses the various issues and challenges in financial services. Chief Guest of the conference was Mr. Rajiv Dalmia; CF, Dish TV and Guest of Honour was Mr. Sheel Mehrotra, Regional Head-global private clients, ICICI Bank inaugurated the conference. Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra, Director, GBS welcome the guest and thanked them for sparing their valuable time for the conference. She talked about the fact that achieving rapid economic development is perhaps the one common objective of countries across the world. This can be achieved only if there is a stable, vibrant, innovative and efficient financial system capable of supporting the ever-changing needs of society.  Mr. Rajiv Dalmia spoke on global perspective of financial services. He said that people invest due to three reasons i.e. social fears, God fear and law fear. He also pointed out that global crisis in which debt to GDP plays an important role as Indian economy covers 78 % of it. Investment has increased due to increase in knowledge   of financial products and rising education level. He had talk about job opportunities for finance students that are divided into advisory, execution, securitization, dispute and legal information. Mr. Sheel Mehrotra talked about the current scenario of financial services in India. In his speech he pointed out that integrated financial system is a need of the hour for success of any economy. He also emphasized that venture capital funds are playing a very important role by contributing the money in the Indian economy.

Convener of the conference, Mr. Atul Kumar elaborated the theme of the conference. He pointed out that the objective of the conference is that participants will benefit from the various perspectives prevalent in finance practices in the global and domestic scenario. The conference is intended to act as a platform for discussing the opportunities and challenges in the area of financial products and services, discuss about the technological developments in banking sector and career avenues/career enhancement programs for the students who want to opt for a career in finance.

The speakers of Ist technical session on “Financial Products & Services” was Mr. Barun Sharma, Birla Sunlife, Mr. P.K. Anand, financial Consultant, HDFC life, Mr. Rajiv Wadehra, COO, Baja Capital Ltd. And Mr. Harjas Wadhwa, Entrepreneur. Mr. Rajiv Wadehra, Baja Capital Ltd spoke on real estate sector in India and told the students the growing opportunities in the real estate. Mr. P.K. Anand, HDFC life talked about the opportunities in Insurance Industry. He said that insurance sector is very rewarding and one can make his/her career in underwriting, fraud analyst, actuaries and marketing. Mr. Barun Sharma, Birla Sunlife told the audience the growing popularity of mutual fund as mutual fund in previous years has registered more growth than gold. He also pointed out the career opportunities in mutual fund Industry. Mr. Harjas Wadhwa explained the students the concept of commodity trading, its regulatory framework. He also explained various other concepts in relation to commodity trading i.e. participants in commodity market, timings of commodity trading and mark to market. Several questions were put by the students from the speakers of the session which were very well answered.

The theme of IInd Technical session was “Distribution Channels & Technology”. Speakers of this session were Mr. Lalit Chopra, VP, Axis bank, Mr. Ashok Wadhwa, Director, Director, Delhi Institute of Financial Markets and Mr. Jayant Ranganathan, Executive VP, India Infoline. Mr. Lalit Chopra spoke on challenges and importance of banks in Indian financial system. Mr. Ashok Wadhwa talked about the short term finance course for increasing the employability of the students. He quoted the example of certicate courses run by NCFM, NISM and AMFI. He also conducted a small quiz on stock market to test the knowledge of the students. Mr. Jayant Ranganatan, India Infoline gave his views on how stock market helps in wealth creation in turbulent times. All the speakers in this session answered the questions put in my students.

Theme of Technical session III was Personal financial planning. The speakers of this session were Mr. D.B. Prasad, GM, SBI, Mr. Rohit Singh, Director, Fermat Prime, Mr. Navdeep Thandi, AVP, HR, HDFC. Mr D B. Prasad spoke about how people has opposed when technology is introduced in the corporate , but now a day’s e-trading, e-shopping and ECS are very common. Mr. Rohit Singh talked about Inflexion point i.e. a point where you have three choices work in an organisation, follow your passion and enjoy your life, how 2% incremental return can increase retirement corpus by 60% by a proper financial planning. He quoted “financial planning is as important as a doctor in your life.” Mr. Navdeep Thandi, HDFC has shown the lucrative side of the life insurance sector.

Mr. V.K. Luthra, Director CRC presented mementos to all the dignitaries and thanked them for their valuable contribution.

At the end Conference Review was presented by Prof. Nupur Mishra, Galgotias Business School and she also proposed a vote of thanks. Praising the participants and galaxy of intellectuals, in the valedictory session Prof. Nupur Mishra said that academic discussions in the Conference have been beneficial for both the academic as well as industrial world.

 

Speakers on 4th finance conference on "Role of Financial Services in the growing Indian Economy" on 3rd November, 2012

Technical session
Speaker Name
Inaugural session:
 
Chief Guest- Mr. Rajeev Dalmia, CFO, Dish TV

Guest of Honour- Mr. Sheel Mehrotra, Regional Head- global private client- ICICI Bank

Technical session I:
 
 
Mr. Barun Sharma, Sr. Executive, Birla Sunlife
Mr.P.K.Ananad, Financial consultant HDFC Life
Mr. Rajiv Wadehra, COO, Bajaj Capital Ltd
Mr. Harjas Wadhwa, Entrepreneur
Technical session II:
 

Mr. Lalit Chopra, Vice President, Axis Bank Mr. Jayant Ranganathan, Executive Vice President, India Infoline

Mr. Ashok Wadhwa, Director, Delhi Institute of Financial Markets
Technical session III:
 
Mr. D. B. Prasad, GM, SBI
Mr. Rohit Singh, Director, Fermat Prime
Mr. Navdeep Thandi, AVP, HR, HDFC Life
Ms. Archana Singh, Manager HR, HDFC Life
 

 

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Galgotias Business School as a Zonal head for IIM-A Confluence

 

IIM-A along with Nurture Talent Academy is organizing a two-day workshop on “Idea to Execution” at GBS on 14th & 15th Sept. 2012.

Today (12th Sept. 2012), a Webinar was conducted at GBS Seminar Hall in which around 100 students participated. The Webinar gave them a glimpse of the workshop and the speaker Mr. Ishank Joshi , Co-founder, Nurture Talent Academy spoke about the entrepreneurship . He also highlighted upon the things which would be taught in the workshop.

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Galgotias Business School

and

Toyota Kirloskar Motors

On 5th sept 2012

 Dr. Renu Luthra & Mr. Sailesh Shetty

On 5th September 2012, Galgotias Business School and Toyota Kirloskar Motors have signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU). As per the MOU TKM will be selecting 40 students from GBS and these students will undergo 40 hour of class room teaching and 20 hour of on the job training  under the supervision of  Toyota Kirloskar Motors .  Two faculties will be trained by TKM for this purpose. After the successful completion of the program the students will get exposure to the sales and marketing skills required for automobile industry. Trained students will be eligible to be absorbed  by Toyota Kirloskar Motors. The MOU between GBS and TKM is first of its own kind. It will be beneficial for GBS, TKM and students. On this prestigious occasion following were present:

 Mr. Sailesh Shetty (Vise President, Sales & Dealer Development),

Mr. T Nukuyu, (Managing Coordinator, Sales TKM)

Mr Rajiv Sharma, (General Manager, Sales Operations Division)

Mr Yusuf M Haji (Deputy General Manager, Sales Operation Division)

 Dr. Renu Luthra,(Director, Galgotias Business School)

 Mr V K Luthra   (Director CRC, Galgotias Business School)

Mr. Ramesh Gulabani, CEO, Uttam Toyota

 

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 National conference

 on
“ Retail – The road ahead" 25th August 2012
 

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The Conference on “Retail – The Road Ahead” was organized by Galgotias Business School on the 25th August, 2012. A bevy of speakers from the retail industry participated in the conference.

Mr. Ambuj Jhunjhunwala, CEO, REI Six Ten, was the Chief Guest of the conference. He discussed about how he is learning by being in the frontline and interacting closely with his customers and employees. He is implementing these learnings to reinvent the retail business in the Indian context .One of his ventures  mygrahakonline is one of the most successful websites today.

Dr. Harsev Singh, CEO-Reliance Retail Dairy, talked very passionately about the dairy movement in the country & how this has benefitted the farmers to the last mile. He proposes to replicate a similar model for Reliance Retail.

Mr. S. Nagarajan, MD-Mother Dairy, discussed the challenges being faced by mother dairy in procuring and sourcing perishable produce and issues in managing the largest retailer in the country with particular reference to cold chain and rural connect.

 

Mr. Nikhil Sharma (Sr. Manager - Mart) - Mr. Sharma shared his knowledge on issues and challenges in Rural Modern Trade. He explained that 'rural' is not only about agriculture anymore, but there is lot of advancement in non-farming activities like organised and unorganised retail. He gave examples of Hariyali Kisan Bazar, Aadhar, e-choupal etc at various points.

Dr.Tuhin Chattopadhyay - Dr.Tuhin said that mathematics touches every stage in modern trade, whether it is merchandising planning, retail budgeting or stock management. He talked about GMROI (Gross Margin return on investment) with help of a example.


Mr. Philip Abraham (Head - Corporate Strategy & Marketing) - Mr. Abraham shared his experience on modern trade by stressing that it about tracking changing consumer behaviour, understanding trends & patterns deeper. He also explained various shopping dimensions from point of view of customers, which should be considered by a retail chain.

 

Mr. Subhro Goswami, Head HR, WH Smith has discussed the scope of HR in Retail and highlighted the importance of  succession planning & strategic  workforce planning, work environment and positive workplace culture, higher flexibility and work-life balance , open book Management style and transparency, 360 degree performance management feedback system & performance linked bonuses, reward ceremonies, performance and  career enhancement and employee engagement activities.

 

Mr. Srinivas Rao, Senior Strategy Consultant of Franchise India, emphasized the importance of franchising to scale up the retail business. In that regard, he discussed the key elements and network of franchising in India and abroad.

Mr Leonard Kulangara, MD, Buzzworks, spoke about the business environment becoming very competitive, and the need for retailers to  concentrate on the specific requirements  of customers. The organizations should also focus on the needs of  "internal customers". He also emphasized the  importance of CRM and technology for present day organized retailers.

 Mr Vineet Jain, Business Head, Big Bazaar, emphasized on the importance of store layouts and the  importance   of visual merchandising . He discussed the efforts of Big Bazaar towards  engaging the customer so that he comes to them  for repeat purchases. He discussed about the specific areas like Private Labels from where retailers can hope to earn future profits 

Mr Harish Singh, Category Head, Sahara Retail, discussed how category management is the backbone of any organization dealing in retailing. He gave many examples and explained the meaning of retailing and category management in very simple words.

Mr Sushil Kumar, GM, Guardian- Life Care, emphasized that the modern retailers must  invest in the cold supply chains .Reduction in inventory costs and efficient supply chain management are the critical  success factors  of modern day retailers. He also   discussed about the strategies followed by  single brand formats.

 

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Galgotias BUsiness School
Dr. Anand Lingam - the University of Howard
30 July-2012

Dr. Anand Lingam from the University of Howard visited Galgotias today to address the students. He is a faculty with University Pennslyvania for nearly 15 years. He has also received many prestigious academic & teaching awards including scholarships.

Addressing the students his vision is to create a global society. He added that we are a very privileged society that we attain higher education. He emphasized that education should give us the sense that it is an interconnected world. We can get global experience by involving ourselves in global projects. Also he said that business education is also about being an entrepreneur to challenge the status quo. He also shared his views about global citizenship and entrepreneur development.

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Book launch of
"Anna: 13 Days That Awakened India"
by Mr. Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7
on 27th March, 2012

Galgotias Educational Institution organised a book Launch of "Anna: 13 Days That Awakened India" written by Mr. Ashutosh, Managing Editor, IBN7 on 27th March, 2012. Mr. Dhruv Galgotia, CEO, Galgotias University welcomed the guest Mr. Ashutosh and Dr. Kumar Vishwas. Mr. Ashutosh noted that the book was not about Anna Hazare but about the larger people's movement. He told that this book is all about finding out the fact that why people believe on Anna Hazare so much. He also shared some moments of his presence at Anna Hazzare 'Anshan' and told the audience that how this 'Anshan' in its real sense has awakened the Youth of India, who were present in large numbers to witness the 'Anshan'. Dr. Kumar Vishwas also shared his views about the book and quoted some of his wonderful poems i.e. "Na tera hai na mera hai, Ye Hindustan sabka hai, Jo ye na samjhe , Nuksaan sabka hai". The book release was followed by a panel discussion, many questions were asked by the students, which were well answered by Mr. Ashutosh and Dr. Kumar Vishwas. At last Director GBS Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra proposed the vote of thanks to both the eminent guest Mr. Ashutosh and Dr Kumar Vishwas for such an interactive and fruitful discussion.

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Business School, Greater Noida
IVth Convocation
March 24, 2012
Press Note on The Graduating Class

The Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida organized its IV Convocation on March 24, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. Established in 2007, the Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida, in its continual endeavor to achieve excellence in postgraduate education and research, has earned a superb academic reputation in the national and international arena.

Mr. Suneel Galgotia, the Chairman of Galgotias Educational Institutions, The Chief Guest - Shri Nitte Santosh Hegde, The Guest of Honour - Shri Aman Nath, the Board of Governors, Director GBS, and celebrities from academia, administration and industry along with the students receiving the diplomas and their parents/ guardians among other guests were present on this occasion.

Mr. Suneel Galgotia<, in his address welcomed the Guests. Before awarding the diplomas to students, he congratulated the graduating students in his address and emphasized that education is a life-long process - a journey with an unsighted destination. He pointed out that education must help us discover ourselves.

Prof. (Dr) Renu Luthra, presented the progress of the institute. She highlighted the growth trajectory of GBS in all dimensions like student intake, faculty recruitment, infrastructural improvements, research and management development programmes, intra-national and international collaborations. She guided students that life will happen to them whether they try to guide it or not, so you might as well try to influence the outcome.

Dr. Nitte Santosh Hegde a former justice of the Supreme Court Of India, former Solicitor General of India and former Lokayukta for Karnataka State of India from 2006-2011 and a great philosopher, was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Dr. Hegde was appointed as the Advocate General for the state of Karnataka in February 1984 and held that position till August 1988. He worked as additional Solicitor General of the union of India from December 1989 to November 1990 and was re-appointed as the Solicitor General of India on 25-04-1998. He was appointed as a judge of Supreme Court of India on 08-01-1999. He retired as judge of Supreme Court of India in June 2005. He was conferred honorary doctorate of law degree by Mangalore University in 2005. For a brief period he worked as Chairperson of Telecom Dispute Settlement Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi. Dr. Hegde was of the view that Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was not the authority for dispute resolution between customers and telecommunication service providers. He was appointed as Lokayukta of Karnataka state on 3 August 2006 for a term of five years.

Dr. Hegde awarded students with the medals and than in his address stressed on the moral values in the society and in education. He decried the practice of making money by any means and advised to follow heart & passion in life.

Mr. Aman Nath, Co-chairman, Neemrana Hotels, graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. Mr. Nath, a historian by education, has co-written and authored thirteen large-format illustrated books on art, history, architecture, corporate biography and photography, two of which have won national awards. His Jaipur book was the first Indian book chosen by Christie's for worldwide distribution. Two of these books are also used as the official gifts of the President and the Prime Minister of India. Actively involved in the restoration of India's lesser-known architectural ruins, he is the co-founder of the Neemrana 'non-hotel' Hotels, which were nominated in 2004 for the Aga Khan Award, and have won awards from Unesco, the Indian travel trade industry, as well as National Awards from the Government of India. Mr. Aman Nath is an inveterate traveller and has contributed to several travel magazines: after walking 400 kms to Mount Kailash in Tibet; to a hidden monastery between Rohtang and Leh etc.

Mr. Aman Nath presented an ensemble of images that spoke about the heritage of country. He said that Indian problems need Indian solutions. He stressed that one needs to be ingenious, rather than bookish.

The number of students awarded diploma at this convocation was 172 (PGDM - 116 & PGDM-M - 56). Following students were awarded Gold, Silver & Bronze medals and prizes for meritorious performance :

Chairman's gold medal    
2010-12 Batch of PGDM   Ms. Prachi Singh
2010-12 Batch of PGDM Marketing   Mr. Shanil Mall
 
Director's Silver Medal    
2010-12 Batch of PGDM   Ms. Smriti Mishra
2010-12 Batch of PGDM Marketing   Mr. Ashish Kr Gupta
 
Chairperson's Bronze Medal    
>2010-12 Batch of PGDM   Mr. Gaurav Pahwa
2010-12 Batch of PGDM Marketing   Mr. Ravi Prakash Mishra
     

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For Standing First in the Marketing discipline

2010-12 Batch of PGDM   Mr. Gaurav Pahwa
2010-12 Batch of PGDM Marketing   Mr. Shanil Mall
 
For Standing First in the Finance discipline
2010-12 Batch of PGDM   Mr. Gaurav Pahwa
2010-12 Batch of PGDM Marketing   Mr. Shanil Mall
 
For Standing First in the Human Resource Management discipline
2010-12 Batch of PGDM   Ms. Prachi Singh
2010-12 Batch of PGDM Marketing   Mr. Ashish Kr Gupta
 
For Standing First in the Information Technology discipline
2010-12 Batch of PGDM   Ms. Ayushi Gupta
2010-12 Batch of PGDM Marketing   Mr. Garvit
 
For Standing First in the International Business discipline
2010-12 Batch of PGDM   Ms. Sharang Kaushik
2010-12 Batch of PGDM Marketing   Mr. Gaurav Tomar
     
     

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4th National Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology,
17th March, 2012

It has been widely accepted that innovation and technology is playing a very important role in our life. Realizing this fact, Galgotias Business School (GBS) initiated an effort in this area and organized 1st National Conference on Management of Innovation & Technology (NCMIT) with Dr. Pritam Singh and Ankit Fadia in 2009. To continue this journey, GBS also organized its 2nd NCMIT in 2010 with Mumbai Dabbawala. GBS organized its 3rd National Conference on Management of Innovation & Technology in 2011 with Mr. Harpal Singh, Mentor & Chairman Emeritus, Fortis Healthcare Limited. As the continuation of the effort, the 4th National Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology was organized on 17th March, 2012. It is also important to mention here that DRDO, New Delhi, Ministry of Defense sponsored the 2nd NCMIT in 2010, 3rd National Conference on Management of Innovation & Technology in 2011 and also the 4th National Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology in 2012.

This conference dealt not only with the management of risk involved in innovation from various viewpoints but also other issues which are required for successful management of innovation and technology. The major objectives of the conference were to provide a special forum to present and discuss various issues in the area of innovation and technology management and to facilitate sharing research based knowledge among academicians and practitioners in the area of innovation and technology. It brought richness in discussions by contributions from researchers across academic institutions and industry. The day began with the elaboration of the theme by the convener of the conference, Dr. Raj Karan Gupta, Assistant Professor, Galgotias Business School.

Prof.(Dr.) Renu Luthra, Director GBS shared her valuable experiences during the conference and said that innovation is often confused with creativity and improvement; these are the parts of innovation. She also emphasized on the support system required for innovation followed by some examples from the corporate sector to convey the message 'how innovation takes place?' She also said that to support the innovation, changes should take place in the organization; and it will create some competitive advantage to the organization.

Mr. Pradeep Kashyap, CEO, MART; the Chief Guest on the occasion, shared his experiences during the conference and said that innovation is always something what is original and original is always better that duplicate. During his speech he also talked about innovation in emerging market. He cited many examples of innovation i.e. bullock cart, which he said as a good example of innovation in India. He said a very interesting phrase" Innovation is all about approximation". During his speech he also emphasized on the innovation in emerging market means "producing more from less resource for more people." He said that innovation is only effective when it is implemented; otherwise it is of no use.

Mr. Pankaj Belwariar, Regional General Manager, Malayala Manorama, chaired the session of 'Innovations in Marketing'. He talked about "Innovation and Opportunism" and quoted the example of Yuvraj Singh illness was used by Birla Sun Life Insurance as an opportunity to market their product. he mainly focused on how opportunities can be created with the help of innovation in the marketplace.

Dr. A.K.Dikshit spoke about "Crop protection Innovation for sustainable Agriculture development". He told that many new pesticides have been developed for agriculture development as realizing the need of innovation in agricultural development. He focused on the use and commercialization of innovation in the agriculture sector as he said that india needs agricultural innovation, particularly, innovation in agriculture inputs.

Mr. Philip Abraham, GM. Marketing, REI Six Ten Retail Ltd, another speaker of this session, said that Innovation = "creativity + commercialization". He said that there are certain rules of innovation so that it is widely accepted, especially when the innovation is done for rural India. He gave the example of various products i.e. Nirma..

Mr. John Mathai, Dy. G.M. (HR) Utility Powertech Ltd, chaired the technical session on 'Innovations in HR and Finance' and shared his valuable thoughts during the conference. He said that if innovation is looked from humanitarian ground, then we will be able to develop a successful organization. Further, he also discussed several corporate examples where innovative culture that has been developed to promote innovation.

Mr. Vishal Mittal, Head, HR, My FM Radio was also present. The next speaker Mr. Vishal Mittal emphasized on 10 steps for innovation i.e. make meaning, Make mantra, Jump to the next Curve, roll the dice, Don't worry be crappy, Let 100 flowers blossom, Polarize people, Churn, baby churn, nice thyself and Don't let the Bozo's Drive you down".

Mrs. Sellammal Shekhar, Additional Director, (ER&IPR), DRDO, chaired the session on 'Innovations in IT and Supply Chain'. She particularly emphasized on such type of technological innovations which can contribute in the development of the nation. She also discussed about the way how technology can be effectively used for wellbeing of society.

Mr. Deepak Gautam, Astt. G.M. Corporate, SCM, LG India, talked about the need of innovation in supply chain management and his focus was on the various aspects of innovations through which, a supply chain system can be improved. He said that innovation can take place at various stages in the supply chain management of a company.

Mr. Subrata Dutta, EVP - Technical Operations at Star News told the audience about the working of Broadcast and Media Industry and his entire focus was on the theme relating to innovation in live newsgathering. He said that how innovation can help in effective management of media industry.

Mr. Ajay Pandey, Infotech. Mr. Ajay Pandey talked that how innovation can increase efficiency of the organization and can create competitive advantage to all stakeholders of that organization. He also mentioned various issues and concerns which should be considered in developing innovative culture in an organization along with various examples from the IT industry.

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National Conference on Technology to Common Man
-Green Supply Chain Strategies for Sustainable Development,
17th Feburary, 2012

The leading Institute in Management Education, Galgotias Business School, and Greater Noida witnessed a high profile congregation of elite thinkers and academicians in its high profile two days National Conference on "Technology to Common Man -Green Supply Chain Strategies for Sustainable Development" at Galgotia's Auditorium, Greater Noida.

The day began with the elaboration of the theme by the convener of the conference, Dr.Debarshi Mukherjee, Assistant professor, Galgotia Business School. He talked about the implication of today's most pressing environmental issues Green supply chain management and told that how green practices can actually save money, increase efficiency & reduce delivery time.

Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra, Director, GBS welcomed the Guest of Honour of the conference Shri Pooran Chandra Pandey, British Chevening Scholar LSE & Executive Director Global Compact Network, New Delhi and Anup Tiwari. Shri Poorna Chandra Pandey director of global compact network India said that there is no time to reverse the degradation process but we can delay the process or slow the process like degradation and depletion. He said that 3 players play major role in sustainability namely government, civil society and businesses (multi stake holder). Students must increase their knowledge base. Anup Tiwari discussed about NGO's initiative towards environment friendly product, in that he discussed about the Coca Cola initiative towards eco-friendly packaging of bottles.

The 1st technical session on "Green supply Chain strategies- Future Directions" was introduced by the Session Chair of this technical session was Mr. Amit kumar, AGM, Tata BP Solar India Ltd and speakers of this session was Lt.Col. Susheel Sharma, DIESEL India (A TATA Group Company) and Mr. Avjit Chowdhary, AGM, Eaga Energy Pvt. Ltd. Mr Amit Kumar during his speech emphasised on green supply chain strategies and said that there can only one way of sustainable development if we focus on three things i.e. "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle". Speaker of this session Lt. Co. Susheel Sharma talked about supply chain management, carbon footprints, cost optimisation schemes and gave numerous examples of growth drivers of green supply chain strategies. Mr. Avjit Chowdhary discussed about policy initiatives to enhance energy application & GHG mitigation.

The session was followed by Paper presentation by Dr. S.N. Chakraborty, Galgotias Business school-" Measurement of progress towards clean energy and consequences", Narinder Bhasin, Axis bank, New Delhi -" Mobile Payement- New technology innovations for common man".

Technical Session II on "Green Retail formats: Principle & Practices" chaired by Mr. U.S. Mukhopadhyay, director, SCM, AVON Beauty Product and speakers of the session was Dr. Rakesh Shankar, Pro-VC, Galgotias University. Rakesh Shanker , Vice Chancellor of Galgotias University emphasis that business is extractive. If we want to be profitable then we can't be eco-friendly.

The session was followed by Paper Presentation on, "Green supply chain Management profile of Indian consumer: an exploratory study" by M.S.Sai Vinod and Ramaier Sriram, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Andhra Padesh and "Green Marketing Practices in India" by Dr. Puja Walia and Ashish Goel, Panipat Institute of Engineering & Technology, Haryana.

At the end of day one Prof. Dr. Renu Luthra presented memento to the guests of honor and thanked them for for their valuable contribution.

The 3rd Technical session on "ICT in Green Supply Chain Management was chaired by Mr. Umesh Bhanot, Vice president( operations and Mkt), ADANI logistics Ltd and speaker was Mr. Somnath Bandopadhyay, Cheif Strategist officer, Waters Networks.

The session was followed by Paper presentation on "Integrating ICT in developing efficient Supply Chain for Gaining Competitive Advantage" by Mukul Jain & Dr. Asit Bandhopadhyay, JIIt, Noida and "Green supply chain Management : problem and prospects" by Dr. Puja walia<

At the end Conference Review was presented by Prof. Atul Sharma, Galgotias Business School and he also proposed a vote of thanks. Praising the participants and galaxy of intellectuals, in the valedictory session Prof. Atul Sharma said that academic discussions in the Conference have been beneficial for both the academic as well as industrial world.

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Report on the Program: 24 February 2012

"25 students from university of applied sciences, Wuerzburg, Germany visited the Galgotias campus on February 24th 2012. They were from the department of engineering business management. The interaction with Galgotias students lasted for two hours where the students spoke about their countries, cultures, courses, likes and dislikes, lifestyles, and had a lot of fun interacting with each other. Students from Galgotias university, Galgotias college of engineering & technology, and Galgotias business school were involved in this activity. It was a very worthwhile activity for students from both the countries. It was difficult for them to say good-bye because they had really hit-it off very well. This only proves that we may be far apart in terms of geography, history, culture, affluence etc. But in our heart of hearts students will remain students - no matter where they come from."

The occasion was graced by:
Mr.Dhruv Galgotia, CEO, Galgotias Educational Institutions and Galgotias University.
Prof.(Dr) Rakesh Shankar, Pro Vice Chancellor, Galgotias University.
Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra, Director, Galgotias Business School.
Prof. (Dr.) Arun Garola (University of Wuerzburg)
Prof. (Dr.) Faisal Beg

The entire program was organized and conducted by students.

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Short term course on MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
on 13th Feb to 16th feb 2012

Prof. Dr. Markus W. Exler,
Director of Department Corporate Restructuring,
Kufstein University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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Workshop on Business Research Methods by
Dr. Emma Bell, Oxford University Press, 24th January, 2012

GEI oraganised a workshop "Business Research Method" on the 24th Jan 2012 in association with Oxford University Press. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Emma Bell.

Dr. Emma Bell is Senior Lecturer in Organizational Studies at University of Exeter Business School, U.K. She will soon be joining University of Keele as Professor. She is the co-author of the Business Research Methods book published by Oxford University Press. She is the founding member of inVISIO - the International Network of Visual Studies in Organization and is currently working on an ESRC Research Development Initiative project that promotes the development of visual analysis among management researchers. Dr. Emma Bell is committed to the development of innovative approaches to learning and has been awarded prizes for her teaching in Queen Mary and Bath.

She spoke about the following in her talk to faculty & students of Galgotias Educational Institutions, on 24th January 2012:

Why is management research important?

It's important not just to understand whether there is demand for a product or market potential, but more broadly, in the global context, management and management practices affect our lives and hence need to be studied empirically.

What is the purpose of the book?

The purpose of the book is to deliver research methods and skills training to undergraduates, MBA, PG, & Ph.D students. Equally, the focus of the book is on Quantitative & Qualitative methods, without being biased in favour of either.

What are the differences between business research and consultancy?

Consultancy is limited in scale, biased and restricted to a few key executives. Also, the methodology is hard to duplicate or independently verifiable. Consultancy has a very small theoretical base too.

Dr. Emma Bell also spoke about the dilemma facing management research. If it becomes popular & interesting, it often scores low on rigour, but if it is high on vigour, it's often low on relevance & interest.

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Mr. Shantanu Dhar, Assistant Executive Director,
HR, Dalmia Cements, 16th January, 2012

The session started with welcoming the guest Mr. Shantanu Dhar, author of "The Company RED" and Asst. Executive Director HR, Dalmia Cements by Director GBS Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra. In this session Mr. Shantanu Dhar wanted to convey to the students that what has been the inspiration of him to write this book "THE COMPANY RED" and how it relates to the youth of today. Various questions were put by the students i.e. what has been the inspiration of this book? Why did he choose to write horror thriller? Mr. Shantanu answered to the question that he choose horror thriller because this is an unexplored area so far. He shared that this book is based on the corporate world that more or less like horror thriller. He also shared his experienced in the corporate world which has given him inputs for his book.. He talked about the story of his book that how it relates with today's youth who dream of having a successful career just like boy in the story with ordinary profile graduated from ordinary B-school, achieved a successful career. At the end he passed the message to the students that we can pursue our dreams at any stage of our life or career but keep on making excuses. We can fulfill our dreams with whatever job we are doing; it is we ourself which stops us in fulfilling our dreams and nothing else.

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Workshop on Effective Leadership Skills -"Youngistaan Leadership"
on
15th Dec 2011

The workshop started with an enlightening speech of Prof. Kamaljit Sodhi and Prof. (Dr) Renu Luthra, Director, GBS. The guest of this event was Mr. Anshul Dhingra, youngest DC Certified Trainer is associated with University of Malta, 400 year old European University. Mr. Anshul Dhingra a young person full of zeal, created an aura of enthusiasm, excitement and expectations. He said that "the only reason of my success is cheating" by cheating he meant copying the good things of successful people. He talked about beliefs "Beliefs is something that imbibes in us by different people in life". Mysteries of human behaviour was a topic that was of great interest to the students." He said that human being do , everything because we have a reason to do it and that reasons are - pleasure to gain something or fear of losing something. He quoted a statement made by Anthony Robbins "The secret of unbeaten leadership is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure, if you do that you are in control of life, if you don't then life controls you. The session ended with very impactful exercise which was focused on finding out the ways to solve the our life's problems.

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National Symposium on
Marketing to Youth Prospects and Challenges"
3rd Dec, 2011

The National Symposium on Marketing to the Youth Prospects and challenges, was conveyed by Galgotias Business School on the 3rd December 2011 at the Galgotias Auditorium. Prof. Kamaljit Sodhi welcomed the Chief Guest & Guest of Honour and shared her views on youth marketing which set youth is not about age any longer but more about being young in the mind, youth is an attitude. Young and old alike are having similar tastes and thatis posing a huge challenge to the marketer.

Director GBS, Prof. Renu Luthra gave the welcome address and talked about the differences in the gen X and the boomers and about how the youth have become courageous and have the ability to take risks. Although according to the Indian values, youth respect the elders they do what their heart want. The chief guest of the symposium was Mr. Kishore Chakraborthy, who gave us some very deep insight into the psychology of the youth how they are faced with choices. He discussed how the gender roles are changing. Youth are trying to be self reliant and how they are become a parent to themselves

Mr. Kunal Arora, National Head, Hangama was the guest of honour and discussed about how the youth consumer is evolving and how brand Anna Hazare a creation the youth and digital technology

The first technical session was chaired by Prof, Ajay Bansal and speakers at the session were Mr. Shikhar Mohan of HCL and Mr. Ajay Shah, GM, JK Tyres, The speeches threw light on how their brands are being redefined by youth and how their cost are gearing up to the engage with the consumer

The second technical session was chaired by Prof. Tuhin Chattopadhyay and speakers at the session were Mr. Pankaj, GM, Malayam Manorama & Ms. Deepti, Sr. Manager, Hungama.com, Both the speakers focused on the online model & how digital is changing the face of how marketers are connecting with their audiences and using technology to find new way to distribute the products. The youth are spending more and more time on the internet and marketers need to track changing social behavior.

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National Symposium on New vistas in
Personal Finance, 12th November, 2011

On 12th November, 2011 Galgotias Educational Institution organised one day National Symposium on New vistas in Personal Finance. The Chief Guest of this event Mr. Rajiv Dalmia, CFO, Dish TV India Ltd in his speech mentioned five level pyramid of personal finance starting from knowledge, intellect, wisdom, understanding and excellence. He also mentioned three important elements of personal financial planning i.e. "Abhav, Prabhav and Swabhav". Speaker of Ist technical session Mr. Chetan Sharma, Chief Editor, Zee News emphasized on letter "I" i.e. interest rate, income, instant time, age and stage of career, inheritance and insecurity explaining what to do and what not to do while investing. Second speaker of Ist technical session Mr. Satish Soni, VP, HDFC life discussed different types of insurance plan. He said "Most people don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan." Another speaker Dr. M.A. Beg, Professor, Delhi University mentioned how poverty, hunger and weaker section can be eliminated through financial Inclusion.

In IInd technical session Prof.( Dr.) N.K. Jain, Dean, Research & Planning, Gautam Budha University said that don't spend more than you earn and discussed the changes in personal finance since last 40 years. Second speaker of this session Mr. Gautam Sehgal, Zonal Head, Birla Sun life mutual fund shared five mantras on wealth creation and also mentioned "Dreams would remain as dream if there is no financial planning."

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series Programme
Mr. Pawan Arora visited our campus
on 3rd September 2011 under the


Mr. Pawan Arora
Chief Executive Officer
Ceasefire Industries Limited, New Delhi

While speaking on the subject of preparing for a career in the Corporate Mr. Pawan Aroara focused on three areas:-

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Galgotias Business School
Corporate Interface Seminar
21st Sept, 2011

The guest for the day was to be Mr. Prasoon Tripathi, General Manager, HR, Devyani International Limited (DIL). Mr. Tripathi, who started his career as HRM trainee in Uncle Chips in the year 1993. In 18 years, he has grown in his career and reached a very high position in the organization. He was very cheerful with a very exciting personality.

The basic thing on which he stressed was how important it was to preserve our moral values and identity along with growing in our career and polishing our life. It's important not to take life very seriously. As goes the saying "All work and no play makes you dull".

There are two thunderstorms in our day to day life - Disappointment & Frustration. To avoid disappointment, you should be happy with what you have and to get rid of frustration, you have to find time for yourself. What I interpreted was that to live life happily and successfully, you don't need to always work, there should be time for you as well.3

a) MBA is not pure academics but It is a preparation for a career in the Corporate while staying anchored in academics. b) Career choice should be based on interest area plus ability area in the context of job market scenario.

c) Students need to align their aspirations to job market realities. Very often student's aspirations are based on their family financial background as well as the cost of their MBA programme.

The Corporate on the other hand give zero weightage to these factors and only considered the candidates skills, abilities and potential to contribute.

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Galgotias Business School Tally Solutions - Key to Business Success


Mr. Abhay kumar, associate vice president, telly solutions pvt. ltd

An Interesting session on "Tally Solutions - Key to Business Success" was delivered by Mr Abhay Kumar,Associate Vice President, Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd for final year students. The aforesaid activity was organized at Galgotias Business School on 18th August 2010. The theme was to make the students aware about the role performed by Tally solutions in Indian companies' and its future prospects. Mr Abhay said that Tally is known for "Business Application Management" and around 92 % businesses across verticals embrace tally. He also shared how tally launched ERP in various dimensions like Large enterprise, middle enterprise, small enterprise, consumers etc. He also talked about made our students aware about current working scenario of tally and how it will affect the business environment in future. He also spoke about the pathways of growth in which he emphasized upon connecting India through E-Governance.

The seminar had a significant effect on students and opens a door for growth and success.

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Galgotias Business School
5thaugust 2010


Mr KIRIT GOYAL, Director,Gazelle Technologies

A Corporate Interface Seminar was delivered by Mr. Kirit Goyal,Director,Gazelle Technologies (Independent Software Vendor Company in IT Sector) for both First and Final year students. The aforesaid activity was organized at our College on 5rd August 2010. The theme was to make the students aware about "Career Opportunities in the Independent Software Vendor Space of IT Sector".

In the seminar, he talked about goal setting in which he said that the goal must be Simple, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound (SMART). He also mentioned roles and growth of IT industry where he gave examples of small companies in IT sector which show high growth prospects than bigger ones. He explained Pre-sales roles and pure business development roles where he focused on development of prototype before reaching the market making cold calls etc. He also talked about HR challenges to Recruit and Retain employees. He said very truly that "No Amount of Theory can give Right Amount of Experience till Practical implementation is not there." He shared his life's journey with students which made them relate better to the corporate world.

He also discussed about selection criteria and role of MBA (Marketing) in IT industry. The seminar had a significant effect on students and made them aware of this hidden sector where growth occurs in leaps & bounds.

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Galgotias Business School
3rd August 2010
Rachna Dayal & Mrs. Gayatri,Professional Softskill Trainer,Elite
Management Institute,New Delhi


"Corporate Makeover Session"- Nokia"

A "Corporate Makeover Session" was conceptualized by Nokia especially for the Final year students. The aforesaid activity was organised at our College on 3rd August 2010. The aim was to aware the students about the corporate etiquettes. Each year, as many of the students after completing their course get placed in a corporate, they have to make certain transitions to adjust to the corporate world that they have been introduced to. The concepts like "How to write an effective resume?", "What are the do's and don'ts of corporate world?"," What attitude and aptitude is required to crack an interview?" were the questions which were answered by the professional trainer Mrs. Gayatri. She addressed the IInd year students about Business Etiquettes and Effective Communication. She started with a small story of woodcutter who works very hard but his performance got decreased day by day because of lack of smart efforts.

Further she discussed about resume in which she explained about usage of appropriate words, objective, relevance of headings and overall format. She also spoke about correct gestures and postures one must carry during an interview and its impact.

The seminar had significant effect on students and made them realize their common mistakes.

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"Score Maximum Enjoy Maximum"
22nd december 2010

Galgotia Business School in association with University of Malta has organized a motivational interactive session on "Score Maximum Enjoy Maximum" by Mr. Ashok Arora on 22nd Dec 2010.The event was facilitated by the High Commission of Malta under its "Student Enrichment Programme" in India.

University of Malta, a member of European University Association, is one of the prestigious Universities in line with Bologna process which envisages the establishment of the European Higher Education There are some 10,000 students including over 750 foreign/exchange students from nearly 85 different countries, following full-time or part-time degree and diploma courses, many of them run on the modular or credit system. Over 2,500 students graduate in various disciplines annually. The degree courses at the University are designed to produce highly qualified professionals, with experience of research, who will play key roles in industry, commerce and public affairs in general.

In order make its presence felt in the India region, the University of Malta has also opened an office based at the High Commission of Malta in Delhi. The office is headed by Ms Megha Srivastav, Country Head-India of the University who is there on a daily basis to help and provide all information needed to prospective students, agents and persons interested in collaboration efforts.

Director GBS Dr. Prof. Renu Luthra welcomed the guests and very rightly set the tone of the day saying one should give one's hundred percent in each and every field.

Prof. Sweta Saurabh, Convener of the Session, briefed the audience about the well-known lawyer in the country Mr. Ashok Arora, former secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association (India), author of number of articles and self help books. She told that he is a motivational speaker and has already delivered more than few hundred lectures for the benefit of judges, IPS, teachers, students and professionals.

She also quoted the incident of JessicaLal's murder case when the trial court judge acquitted the accused, Mr. Arora boldly expressed his opinion saying that the trial judge who shook the confidence of nation by acquitting the accused should not be promoted. He fearlessly said that the judgment was motivated. The two judges of Delhi High Court who decided the appeal filed by the state confirmed his opinion.

Mr. Arora represented many big companies like: Tatas, Birlas, Reliance, Hindujas, American Express Bank, Motorala, Appolo etc, many union ministers, governors and chief ministers in many important matters like JMM, Hawala matters, Jain commission etc. He also had the occasion to cross-examine well known lawyer Ram Jethmalani for umpteen numbers of hearings. He had been on list of panel lawyers of U.S.Embassy, British High Commission, German and other Embassies.

He always took bold stand on public issues. In the year 1984 as a young lawyer he went on indefinite hunger strike and after eighty four hours of his fast the high court of Delhi was compelled to implement the process of bifurcation of courts with an aim to provide justice at doorstep. He also boldly opposed the lawyers' strike, which according to him was anti-litigant, especially poor prisoners languishing in jail.

He gracefully refused the offer to become a high court judge and renouncing lucrative law practice at the peak of his career to dedicate his life for the welfare of student community. He has done lot of research and has practical experience of more than twenty-five years in child development, personality development and communication skills. Feeling concerned about the falling level of physical and mental health of students world over, growing suicide tendencies which every year takes few thousand innocent lives, students undertaking violence at an early age and the stress and strain they go through during examination fever he resolved to renounce a lucrative law practice at the peak of his career.

He has authored a number of books like " Simple Tips for Sure shot Success" and 'Meet Your Soul' with a view to convince the students about the importance of cultivating complete human beings to enjoy and succeed in life.

He crafted many stories and couplets to sensitize the audience on the issues like consistency, hard work, confidence, humility, humbleness, Simple living High thinking.

At the end Dr. Pradeep Kulshreshtha rendered the vote of thanks and Director Dr. Renu Luthar presented the memento. The programme was co-ordinated by faculty GBS Prof. Sweta Saurabh & Perof. Anamika Pandey.

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National Symposium on "Capital Markets Reforms in India-The Road Ahead"
27th November 2010

The National symposium on "Capital Markets Reforms in India-The Road Ahead" was held on 27thNovember 2010 at Galgotias Business School. In the welcome address, Director, GBS, Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra said, "Today is the era of young professionals and Our young generationis an endeavor to affirm the value of human life by mass participation & empowerment through sustainable change at local & national levels.

Prof. (Dr.) Srinivas Shirur, convener, Finance Symposium introduced the session to the delegates and to the audience. The chief guest of the event was Mr. P.N. Vijay, managing director, PN Vijay Financial Services and Mr. J.K. Teotia, Director, SFIO Government of India. The 1st technical session had its main focus on Capital Reforms and the Satyam scam.

Mr. P.N. Vijay said that Capital market reformenables the capital markets to embrace new ideas and techniques affecting the capital market. Capital market liberalization is one such capital market reform that is adopted by various countries to strengthen their economy

Now days, the economic or financial change in one country can affect the capital market of other country in real time. Almost all the countries are now exposed to the inter-country trades and inter-country investments. The use of internet and electronic media has added some more feasibility to the practice. Exchange of information is fast and accurate with internet. Another advantage of this system is that it brings the entire world in a single place. The capital market is one of the industries that enjoy the maximum facility of the internet service. All these changes depict the important transformation in capital market.

During the session all these questions were answered by Mr. J.K. Teotia such as what was the reason for Satyam scam?How did Satyam escape detection? What needs to be done to prevent another Satyam? He showed all facts and figures which were the major cause in Satyam scam. He discussed about 4 major reasons of the scam which were Non-existence of cash, Non-existence of Accrued interest, Understated Liabilities and Overstated Debtors.

The Technical Session II was taken by Prof. Akhil Swami, Amity University talked abouthow FIIs involvement can made a turbulence effect on our Economy? He said that Corporate governance is a multi-faceted subject. An important theme of corporate governance is to ensure theaccountabilityof certain individuals in an organization through mechanisms that try to reduce or eliminate theprincipal-agent problem.

The session was shared by Mr. Rajesh Soni, Regional Head, Aditya Birla Money MART Ltd.

And Dr. Vipin Agarwal, Professor, Delhi University. Mr. Rajesh Soni explained the concept wealth management. He said that Wealth managementis an investment advisory discipline that incorporatesfinancial planning,investment portfoliomanagement and a number of aggregated financial services. High Net worth Individuals (HNWIs), small business owners and families who desire the assistance of a credentialed financial advisory specialist call upon wealth managers to coordinate retail banking, estate planning, legal resources, tax professionals and investment management.

Dr. Vipin Agarwal emphasized upon 4 p's that were Promoter, Performance, Prospect and Price .He said that one should evaluate all these P's before making an investment.

The session had remarkable impact on the students. It forced the students to think beyond books and also introduced them with real life situations that have been engulfed in our economy.

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Atikant (2011-13)
Galgotias Business School
July 16, 2011

Mr. Pooran Pandey, Director, Times Foundation, was here with us to enlighten with his ideas on the current market scenario and what all the difficulties new managers will face when they enter the market. The session was basically focused at helping us understand the current market requirements of a manager and how to shape ourselves to meet those demands. Attending the session made me realize that it's not only knowledge that is required to be successful.

Apart from knowledge, one has to be apt in skills, smart in his ways and the foremost, be COMPOSED. The best thing about Mr. Pandey, which I mentioned, was his composer. He was so composed throughout the session, did help me realize that composer plays a very major role in shaping one's career successfully as a manager. He also threw some light on the difficulties he faced when he was new in the m...arket. Also at the same time, he did explain to us as to how he overcame those difficulties. What I also interpreted that he was a person with a very high self confidence. According to me, him being so successful is basically because of his composer and his self confidence as well as his aptness while dealing with pressure situations. Indeed, the session was very helpful in opening new thinking doors for us. It will be very helpful for the students if such sessions are often organised as this will help us with organising ourselves for the future,

says Atikant,Sec - A,(Roll - 22)

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Corporate Interface Seminar
on"Supply Chain Management "
(15th Dec 2010)

"Out of 5000 Dabbawalas , about 85% are illiterate and the remaining 15% are educated up to 8th grade. However by working for past 120 years will full dedication, time management, no strikegathering experience in logistics - Mumbai Dabbawalas have created as place of their own." This way Mumbai Dabbawalas denote themselves.

An interesting and interactive session held at Galgotias Business School taken by Mr. Pawan Agarwal on 15th Dec 2010. He spoke about the organizational structure, working style, and delivery systems of their organization.

While explaining organizational structure he told us that the service is uninterrupted even on the days of extreme weather, such as Mumbai's characteristic monsoons. The local dabbawalas at the receiving and the sending ends are known to the customers personally, so that there is no question of lack of trust. Also, they are well accustomed to the local areas they cater to, which allows them to access any destination with ease. Occasionally, people communicate between home and work by putting messages inside the boxes. However, this was usually before the accessibility of telecommunications. He quoted many examples of husband and wife who resolve their issues with the help of Mumbai Dabbawalas.

Although it was a half an hour speech but galgotians felt that they had learnt the art of success. Utmost dependence on Human Capital, Honesty and Integrity, Discipline and Time Management, Pride towards work, Recruitment policies and manpower management, Complete Contentment were some of those lessons.

At the end of the lecture Mr. Pawan Agarwal distributed gifts to students for their participation and encouraged them to work hard for future growth.

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Corporate Interface Seminar
on Right to information act (11th Dec 2010)

Can you imagine a generation which...
... does not get corrupt or violent whatever the situation may be...
... always opts for humane choices in every aspect of life...
... has the passion and skills to solve gravest challenges of our time successfully and joyfully??

The answer is yes!
A generation which is able to identify and understand its relationship with nation, society and nature will grow up to be such. Imagine the peaceful and equitable world such a generation would create!

A workshop was organized at Galgotias Business School by Mr. Manish Sishodia, an NGO, School of Relationship on 11th Dec 2010 for students to orient them on Right to Information. This is one right which has allowed every citizen to question every public office and every public funded office. The right, a result of public movement itself, has been with the citizens since from 13 October 2005. And in such short span of time it has helped unearth corruption and increase transparency in our systems.

Students were greatly inspired when they heard story of a daily wages labourer, Nannu, obtain his ration card through this Act. This got them enthused and a session of question answer followed explaining the nitty-gritty of the Act. But in the same breath Students were also told that in the last year, 8 RTI activists have died just because to avail the facility of RTI Act. Cynicism and scepticism rushed into the hall!

The workshop thus then moved in the direction of discussing systems against corruption, the CBI, the CVC, and the Vigilance Commissions of each department. and institutional weakness inherent in each was listed.

But it was highlighted that the reason why systems are failing? Who are these people? Are they very different from you and me?Mr. Manish Sishodia answered that a section of people deliberately wants systems to fail. It is observed in our nation that nature of corruption is mainly opportunist. Whoever has an option to become corrupt does become so in 90 % cases. The psyche which prompts us to become corrupt is that wants are infinite and thus one has to constantly struggle to meet them. By the time one is accomplished, another crops up. Hence no amount of money is enough! Can this belief be cracked in the hedonistic and materialistic world we live in through changes in our education system?

At the end of the session, Prof. Pradeep kulshrestha rendered the vote of thanks.

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Business School Summit- 24th September 2010
Joint Initiative of University of Malta & Galgotia Business School

University of Malta in association with Galgotia Business School organized a Business School Summit on 24th September 2010 at the premises of the Institute in Greater Noida.

Around 300 management students along with the Directors and Senior Officials of more than 30 Business Schools of North India participated in the event. Ms. Marsim Cassar , Second Secretary at the High Commission of Malta was the Guest of Honor for the grand event.

The objective of the summit was to develop the soft skills of the participants encompassing effective communication, Leadership attributes, & intelligence in an emotionally stressing environment.

The event was constituted by various discourses delivered by a panel of eminent personalities and specialists from the corporate world which consisted of Mr. Dinesh Jain, ex CEO of Zee Turner Company, Mr. Vikram Badhwar, Director of Syngrity Consultants and Dr. Renu Luthra, Director of Galgotia Business School.

The first session on "effective communication skills" introduced by Mr. Vikram Bharadwaj, in which he talked about the entrepreneurial quotient and neurolinguistic programs. He explained the true meaning of Celebration and freedom.

The second session was taken by Mr. Dinesh Jain where he talked about leadership skills, types and qualities. He said that "leadership is a combination of heart, hands, spirit and head.

The third session on emotional intelligence was Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra where she talked about various emotions like anger, fear, happiness, love, disgust etc. She said that "Each emotion offers a distinctive readiness to act. Emotions are impulses to act and instant plans for handling life."

Since its inception, the India office of University of Malta within the High Commission of Malta which is headed by Ms. Megha Srivastav, has been taking energetic and innovative steps to develop linkages and academic associations with Indian educationists and academicians and institutions of learning. Set up in 1492 the University has a long history of providing best quality education in Europe.

The Galgotias Business School, under the guidance of its visionary Chairman, Mr. Suneel Galgotias, and able stewardship of its Director Dr.(Mrs.) Renu Luthra, undertakes a diverse range of academic activities aimed at creation, dissemination and application of management knowledge and practices. They partnered with University of Malta for this initiative for Indian Business Schools.

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Galgotias business school
Corporate Interface Seminar
7th september 2010


Mr. Sandeep Mohanty, Senior HR Manager, Amtek, a Leading Auto ancillary company

Mr. Sandeep Mohanty, Senior HR Manager, Amtek, a Leading Auto ancillary companydelivered a speech on Challenges in Talent Acquisition followed by The Amtek Story. In the seminar, he said that Recruitment plays a very significant role in talent acquisition. He also quoted few lines of Jim Collins that "People are not your valuable assets....But the right people are..."

He presented that 1/3rd of the business failure are due to poor hiring decisions. Then he talked about sustainability which in today's era becomes the major challenge for corporate world.

He said that, "Strategic Talent Acquisitions takes a long-term view and is not only filling up positions but also using the candidates that come out of a recruiting campaign as a means to fill similar positions in the future".

The guest also discussed about various sources to grab talent through employee's referrals, networking (Linked in), on the job training, active consultants, online job portals etc.

The student found the session very interactive and interesting.

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Galgotias business school
National Symposium
On Current & Emerging Issues in Marketing
1st september 2010


Keynote address by Prof. (Dr.) Mukesh Chaturvedi, IMT, Ghaziabad

National Symposium on "Current and Emerging Trends in Marketing"

The National symposium was held on 1st September 2010 at GBS. In the welcome address, Director, GBS, Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra said, "The hunter becomes hunted", by which she meant that, the increasing number of technology savvy customers now a day's prefer higher quality, better and quick services at a reasonable price which makes the market more competitive.

Prof. Kamaljit Sodhi, convener, marketing symposium introduced the session to the delegates and to the audience.The chief guest of the event was Mr. Rajiv Karwal, CEO, Milagrow knowledge & business solutions and keynote speakers of the Inaugural session was Dr. Mukesh Chaturvedi, Dean Academics, IMT Ghaziabad. The symposium was divided into three technical sessions that is "Marketing Strategies in the Changing Environment", "Growing Importance of Marketing Account and the Role of Marketing", "Overview of Rural marketing".

The session was shared by Dr. Mukesh Chaturvedi, Professor, IMT Ghaziabad who emphasized on attitude driven behavior of the consumer and its major impact on the companies.

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Galgotias business school
National Symposium On Current & Emerging Issues in Marketing
1st september 2010


Mr. Nikhil Sharma, Partner-MART, Noida

Opportunities for services in the Rural landscape

The 3rd Technical session on Overview of Rural marketing was taken by Mr. Nikhil Sharma, Partner, MART .

He discussed aboutlow investment and highly credit driven market by rural people. He also emphasized on certain issues like low banking facilities, large number of intermediaries which leads to higher cost. He also talked about brand recognition.

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Galgotias business school
National Symposium
On Current & Emerging Issues in Marketing
1st september 2010


Mr.Sandeep Mathur, Business head, DSCL Fenesta

The session was shared by Mr. Sandeep Mathur, Vice President and Mr. Rohit Sharma, Marketing Head of DSCL Fenesta he emphasized upon Return on Marketing Investment(ROMI) and Marketing ROI which means the optimization of marketing spend for the short and long term in support of the brand strategy by building amarket modelusing valid, objective marketing metrics. Improving ROMI leads to improved marketing effectiveness, increased revenue, profit and market share for the same amount of marketing spend.

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Galgotias business school
National Symposium
On Current & Emerging Issues in Marketing
1st september 2010


Mr. Pankaj Belwariar, G.M. Marketing, Malyalam Manorma

Growing importance of marketing Accountability- the ROI of Marketing

The Technical Session II was taken by Mr. Pankaj Belwariar, G.M. Marketing, Malyalam Manorma on "Growing Importance of Marketing Account and the Role of Marketing"

He emphasized on the concept of audience touch points and said that the role of creative agency an communication network has changed tremendously.

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Current & Emerging Issues in Marketing
1st september 2010

Mr.Rajiv Karwal, Director Milagrow and founder CEO of Milagrow Business and Knowledge Solutions

MARketing Strategies in the changing Environment

The 1st technical session on "Marketing Strategies in the Changing Environment" introduced by Mr. Rajiv Karwal talked abouthow marketing strategies are evolving in current marketing situation and thrown light on the key drivers of fundamental shift in Indian marketing like growth of service industry, emergence of organized retailing and Agri business.

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Galgotias Business School
National Symposium The Technical Session II was taken by Mr. Pankaj Belwariar, G.M. Marketing, Malyalam Manorma on "Growing Importance of Marketing Account and the Role of Marketing"

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Galgotias Business School
30th JUly 2010
Dr. Rajeev K. Goel, a Professor of Economic at Illinois State University,
USA, on "Economic Growth in BRIC Countries"

Economic Growth in BRIC Countries and Comparisons with Rest of World

Dr. Rajeev K. Goel, Professor of Illinois State University, USA visited Galgotias Business School on 30th July 2010. He spoke on the topic "Economic Growth in BRIC Countries and Comparisons with Rest of World". The Research work focused on growth behaviour of four leading emerging economies of the world i.e. Brazil, Russia, India and China. He elaborated the determinants Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Growth of Labor (LABgr), Economic Freedom (EF), Export (EXP) etc. at Ceteris Paribus used in measuring the economic growth. In Institutional Quality & Growth he talked about 3 measures i.e. Index of Corruption, Intellectual Property Rights (IPP) and Democracy. He said that corruption act as grease to growth.

According to his research, China and Russia depicts positive growth whereas India has positive growth in some cases only and he was unable to find much growth intensity in Brazil.

A valuable insight was provided by him through his lecture to the students and left them thinking about the new perspective of measuring Economic Growth.

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THIRD ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
30th JUNE 2009
CHAIRMAN SHRI SUNEEL GALGOTIA'S ADDRESS

Mr. K. K. Sinha, Group HR Jindal Power Ltd., Dr. Renu Luthra, Director GBS, distinguished guests, faculty members, parents and my dear students.

On behalf of Galgotias Business School, it is my privilege to extend a warm welcome to you on the occasion of the third orientation programme of GBS. I am thankful to Mr. K. K Sinha for having spared his valuable time to be with us today. Mr. Sinha is a luminary with a wide range of rich assignments in his career spanning over 3 decades with blue chip companies like NTPC, Reliance energy and reliane Infocomm.

We have come a long way since 1999 when we started our institution from a rented accommodation with 40 students. However, - our vision even then was clear: - To build a world class institution.

No effort was spared to put together faculty, a world class infrastructure and create a conducive atmosphere to bring about the best from our faculty to students.

This effort continues till today and it is the outcome of this mindset that the results of our institutions are among the best and we are ranked among the top institutions of India by surveys of leading magazines like Dataquest, Outlook, India Today and , many others over the years.

Today, with over 5000 students our commitment and efforts continue to strive for greater excellence - for excellence is a never ending process. We are committed to educating our students - to be competitive not only in Indian firms but in all firms around the world. We are not only striving to compete with the Business Schools of India but also with the top business schools of the world.

Dear students, this day is about you. You have to come to this college leaving the comfort of your homes (or in some cases discomfort) to become something in your life. I am sure you are excited. There are few days in human life when one is truly elated. The first day in college is one of them.

Dear students, the key to success and all round personality lies in having the following attributes: -

- Being happy
- Having a positive attitude
- Being sincere in whatever you do
- Being fearless
- Not to fear failure. Failure always comes with a silver lining. Failure is extremely difficult to handle, but those that do, come out stronger. What did this failure teach you? Is the question you should ask?

And most important - your value system inherent in out great Indian Culture. Without respecting your elders and obtaining their blessings don't expect success or happiness to come your way.

Most of us are from Middle class families. To us, having material landmarks is success and rightly so. When you have grown up where money constraints force everyday choices, financial freedom is a big achievement. But it isn't the purpose of life. If that was the case, Mr. Ambani would not show up for work. Shah Rukh Khan would stay at home and not dance anymore.

Why do they do it? what makes them come to work everyday? They do it because it makes them happy. They do it because it makes them feel alive. Just getting better from current levels feels good. If you study hard, you can improve your rank.

If you make an effort to interact with people, you will do better in interviews. If you practice, your cricket will get better. You may also know that you cannot become Tendulkar, yet. But you can get to the next level. Striving for that next level is important.

Set goals to give you balanced, successful life. I use the word balance before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.

There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your break-up. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.

Life is one of those races in nursery school, where you have to run with a marble in a spoon-kept in your mouth. If the marble falls, there is no point coming first. Same with life, where health and relationships are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve the success, but the feeling of being excited and alive, will start to die.

Lastly, don't take life too seriously. Don't be serious-be sincere. We are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. Do we really need to get so worked up?

Its OK, bunk a few classes, fall in love, we are people, not programmed devices. Frustration is a sign that, somewhere, you took it too seriously.

I welcome you again to the most wonderful years of your life. If someone gave me the choice to go back in time. I will surely choose college. But I also hope that ten years later as well, your eyes will shine the same way they do today.

Thank you and God bless

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Galgotias Business School
THIRD ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
30th JUNE 2009


Director Prof. (Dr.) Renu Luthra's ADDRESS

Our chief guest Mr. K.K. Sinha, Director group HR Jindal Steel and Power, Shri Suneel Galgotia, Chairman Galgotias Educational Institutions, Mr. V.K. Luthra Director CRC, distinguished guests, parents and faculty colleagues and my dear students - a very good morning to you. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the third orientation programme of GBS.

Two years is a short period in the life of any organization. Yet we have been able to make a difference and have been able to win the respect of our stakeholders. This is due to our refusal to compromise standards, and commitment to quality in everything be it infrastructure, teaching pedagogy, training activities. Our strong corporate interface has gained for us the appreciation of corporate professionals also.

Fast placed, fun filled and intellectually stimulating would the terms that would best describe the culture at GBS. At our institute we have firm beliefs faith regarding the unlimited power of the human intellect and so we encourage, motivate and push at every level for be it students, faculty and support staff to stretch themselves to achieves goals and meet deadlines.

The spirit of the institute can only be captured in the following words "It has to be done"

As I was deciding what to talk to you today, I decided not to talk about the teaching, the library, the corporate interface, the seminars etc. Orientation on all these will be done very aptly by yours seniors and I am sure they are looking forward to explaining these things to you.

I would like to share with you some choices that will help you to live a happy and satisfying life in years to come.

The first choice is will you act or will you be acted upon? Surely some of you will say it's a ridiculous question. Of course we will be acted upon. We will in control, but you will happily hand over every evening or free time to the TV, friends and allow any passing fancy to hijack your time or attention.

To act rather than being acted upon implies identifying your goal or staying focused. I would like to share with you a personal experience. I was about eight years old and my father was explaining the properties of a magnifying glass to me. He told me that if I spread a newspaper in the sun and held the magnifying glass over it, the newspaper would catch fire. I did exactly that and began moving the magnifying glass in all directions over the newspaper. Nothing happened and no flame appeared. I was utterly disappointed. My father then held my hand with the magnifying glass only at one spot in the newspaper for a little while and sure enough a flame appeared. The lesson - be focused and persistent if you want to achieve something.

However to identifying your goal is also about getting your priorities right.

Xerox the manufactures of photocopier had a huge market for their machines. But their photocopiers had some manufacturing defects due to which they required frequent servicing. The service department of Xerox was doing roaring business. Faced with a choice to improve the quality of the product or to strengthen the after sales service department the company choose the latter rather than spending resources on research and development and quality improvements. The Japanese detected the flaws, came out with improved machines of the 'Canon' brand and took away large chunks of the market share. Xerox went wrong because they were serving themselves rather than the interests of their customers. Get your priorities right in not only what to do but for whom to do it.

The second choice is what the end purpose you have in mind is. It is not important to be just busy; you need to be busy doing something worthwhile. Identify what difference you would like to make and pursue it. Mother Teresa once remarked "What we are doing would be a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

The third choice is the choice of values or guiding principles. If you want lasting happiness, we need to live in harmony with timeless, universal principles and values.

One foggy night a captain saw the dim lights of another ship. He signaled "change your course 100 north

The reply came back - "you change your course 100 south".

"I am a captain of a battleship - you change your course 100 north" replied the captain

The reply came back "I am an ordinary seaman but I am in charge of the lighthouse captain - you change your course 100 south".

The lighthouse is that immovable and universal principle with the help of which you can find direction in times good and not so good.

You young citizens of India are entrusted with a major responsibility - you are amongst the fortunate few who have access to higher education and comforts. You need to give back to society and the nation which has given you so much.

Today take a silent vow that you will make to a difference to the organization you get employed.

Lee Iaccocca was once asked, - "You are a roaring success. How did you do it?" Lee Iaccocca replied "my parents told me to get all the education I could, but then by God! Do something. Don't just stand there, make something happen."

If you want to leave your footprints on the sands of time then don't drag your feet.

I wish you all the best for a happy stay with us.
God Bless You
Thank You

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Talk by: Mr Rudra, Chief Finance Officer, DLF on 2nd July, 2009

The CRC at GBS every year organizes the Corporate Interface Seminar Series to expose the students towards the practical ground realities of the market. The Economics & Finance Club under the guidance of Mr. Luthra organized an interactive session with Mr. Rudra, the Chief Finance Officer, DLF on 2nd July, 2009. No matter what career one pursues, being finance savvy is critical to success. Mr. Rudra gave the students the insights on all aspects of international capital markets including venture capital, merchant banking, sales and trading, portfolio management, corporate treasury, accounting and commercial banking.

The interaction with him introduced the students to elementary concepts of corporate finance using a more systematic approach than is generally found in the textbooks. Focusing about the breakdown and its impact in finance, he said that with India's fundamental conservatism in the world economy has saved the country from the direct jolt.

The students were keen on knowing the difference between their potential career growth in the corporate as compared to the CA students; for which Mr. Rudra commented that there is no such difference between CA and PGDM Finance students because the former do have the hands on experience on the foundational grounds of business and PGDM Finance students do have the advantage of strategic side of business. He insisted that the students should focus on two important aspects i.e. the ability to translate the learning into business; and secondly, to fit in the organization with a vision to learn and grow as an individual.

Mr. Rudra also put forward his views regarding job opportunities that there is a need for MIS Graduates at entry level in Finance sector wherein the students with high enthusiasm, commitment, dedication, energy and commitment level is required. He quoted from Stephen Covey's, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; that there is a circle of influence and the circle of concern, and it is futile to focus on set of concern, rather we should always focus on the circle of influence.

Director CRC, Mr. V.K. Luthra thanked Mr Rudra and said that the event was an excellent window opener to the corporate for the Ist Year PGDM students whose focus should be towards the goal; and for the final year students the discussion was very successful in giving them the insight into the functional aspect of strategic finance.

Galgotias Business School, Greater Noida very firmly believes that managers of the future need to be analytical and working both strategically and operationally, across national and cultural boundaries. To inculcate this into practice, the Corporate Resource Centre at GBS headed by Mr. V.K. Luthra has been fortunate enough to bring in the corporate leaders in the campus.

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Talk by: Mr Shantanu Dhar, Executive Director HR, Dalmia Cements on 4th July, 2009

GBS believes that it is our responsibility to develop our students as managers right on the campus while they are still students. The Institute considers the students as active partners in managing the Institute in its activities such as conferences, training programs, guest lectures, seminars, etc., and ensures that they play an active role in the life of the Institute rather than remain passive recipients.

Corporate Interface Seminar Series, a major activity of CRC wherein the practicing managers are invited twice a week for an interactive session with the students on a variety of sectors, invited Mr Shantanu Dhar, Executive Director HR, Dalmia Cements to share his experiences with the students. An open brainstorming session was organized to tune the students accordingly. Mr. Dhar shared his experience; discussed real life case-lets, shared growth and slump situations and his personal leadership story which helped the budding managers to gain a realistic outlook about leadership and management.

The youngster, who nurtures leadership traits, grows fast in corporate ladder and the important aspect becomes the conversation. Mr. Dhar, very rightly discussed about the importance of powerful conversation in the organization and taking a stand for each other. He told that to become corporate worthy, knowing Excel in computers becomes very important. He showed the true picture of the corporate by telling that nobody in the corporate is indispensable, and that the only thing which counts is giving value to the company. Mr. V. K. Luthra, Director CRC pointed out in this context that "one should contribute 5 times of their earnings to the organization, in order to survive".

Mr. Dhar also threw some light about the myths of HR. He said there is no place for gender bias and that the percentage of interaction with the other employees with HR is quite low. The HR role is about creating development strategy for the organization with the help of other people in the organization. He also said that the black side of HR is about firing people and becoming tough. The students asked him "whether HR is for people or for Management". He said it is the biggest myth and the truth is that "HR is for the management". Telling about the career prospects, he said that there will not be any recruitment in next three years and that only middle level and higher level recruitments would take place. He said the employment opportunities in India would be in sectors like cement, steel, power, coal, telecom and the like. This market-driven strategy gave an unparallel advantage to the students.

Mr. Luthra thanked Mr. Dhar and said this interactive session with the students would help them to draw a perspective in their life. He also said that with the changing trends in the corporate we should have a reality check that instead of asking, "what the company can do for us, we should ask ourselves, what we can do for the company."

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:- Structured Preparation for Corporate Readiness
Talk by: Mr R Anand, Director HR HCL Technologies, on 7th July, 2009

Mr. R.Anand Director HR HCL Technologies visited our campus on 7th July 2009 for a session with the students on "Corporate Readiness". The focus was primarily on the IT sector for Management Graduates.

He started his discussion by telling students about the talents which each individual possesses. He said that before going in for a job one should do the R&D about the organization and also find out the capabilities of oneself as what one can do for the organization; what impact the work might create in the company; who all are the significant others in the organization and moreover why the organization has given them employment. This will help us in knowing the mandate and the cycles of the job profile.

He said that when a student turns into a professional the change occurs. The students from the protected environment enter the corporate world. In this transition period one should face the realities and understand that work is a marathon and not a sprint. He also put forward his views about the hard side of the working environment that bosses at work are not the college professors and so professionalism at every step would matter a lot. He told the students that team work in organization is very important as work groups are heterogeneous. It is also necessary to understand that whatever we produce in the organization is not the output rather it is WIP. In corporate world it is essential to guess everyday how wide and how deep to go. We need to plan our day's work and truly justify the package that we are worth of. He gave a very important tip to the students that "nothing is out of syllabus", it is just how well you put them into practice.

Mr. Luthra, Director CRC, thanked Mr. Anand and said that this discussion would definitely help youngsters to gain a realistic outlook about the corporate world. Through these kinds of interactions with industries the students get the industry relevant guidance about multiple organizations. Thus, when students apply their learning in the organisation, it becomes easy for them to design a plan according to the best practices they have learned in the B-School.

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:-Career options for non CA Management Graduates
Talk by: Mr Rajeev K. Dalmia, Chief Finance Officer Dish TV, on 8th July, 2009

The consecutive 4th session beginning July under the Corporate Interface Seminar Series of CRC, Mr. Rajeev K. Dalmia, Chief Finance Officer, Dish TV on a very short notice visited GBS on 8th July 2009 to put light upon Career options in Finance for non CA MBA's and also to focus upon the fundamental clarity regarding their future in the corporate.

Talking about the opportunities in media, he said that avenues for MBA's in media is not much, and that students at the entry level should not be choosy about the jobs. One should try to inculcate the regular reading habit to enhance their knowledge and analytical skill. He also focused upon reading the newspaper as it gives us the news as well as the views. He inspired the students to go through the editorials everyday. He said that the recruitment depends upon 4 important things, i.e. look; outlook; indispensability; and replacement. The look and outlook is the controllable part of the individual, in which one can continuously improve upon through the experiences.

The basic difference between the CA's and MBA's he said lies in the course curriculum and teaching methodology. The company's define the performance criteria for the CA's as and when they are recruited; but it is not so with MBA pass outs. In general Mr. Dalmia said that there are 2 schools of thought which exist in the market; the company's like ITC, HCL, Microsoft are the ones which take the fresher's and likes to mould their vision and philosophy as per the requirement of the organization. On the other hand there are about 99% of companies who at this time are looking in for experienced personnels. He emphasized that there are 3 stages of education, i.e.; we learn; re-learn; and un-learn. The un learning plays the most important role in our life and it teaches us about the practicality of the applications.

He insisted upon the enhancement of knowledge, skill and talent which would ultimately take the aspirants to their respective goals. Regarding the job specification in stock market, he said it is highly analytical and research based. He said that for non CA MBA's the career opportunities in strategic finance or corporate finance dealing with break even points, ratio analysis, balance sheets, cross-border financing, new -age financing is quite upcoming. He also pointed out that MBA students do have the capacity for out of the box thinking which is immediately visible and catchy and has a significant requirement in the market.

Mr. V. K. Luthra, Director CRC thanked Mr. Dalmia and said that the aspects of modern day finance are different and that these excellent platforms in which the students share their academic knowledge with industries help them to know the corporate in reality better.

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Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
& Galgotias Business School
Smooth Transition from Classroom to Workplace

CII joined hands with Galgotias Business School and together they took up the challenges faced by students when transitioning from the classroom to the workplace. On 21st July 2009, the CII and the Galgotias Business School organized a seminar on the topic "Smooth Transition from Classroom to Workplace" giving valuable clues about how to help new graduates navigate between cultures with a minimum of anxiety, so that they would be able to contribute effectively at the workplace.

The programme started with the welcome address by the Director, Prof. Dr. Renu Luthra, in which she clearly stated that everyone experiences a sharp leaning curve, culture shock, and a gamut of emotional ups and downs. Students are often very focused on studying and grades, and as a result they do not think much about what it takes to be successful in the workplace. They are unaware of the fact that training and expertise are only part of the puzzle. The actual work life depends on personal and people skills and on the ability to communicate, network and collaborate with people. She said that it is critical to have passion for one's work. The student will need to develop the ability to align organizational goals with personal goals. He /she will have to develop a sensitivity towards workplace mission, vision, values, policies, procedures and priorities.

The Ist Session on "Corporate Expectations in a Tough Economy" was taken by Mr. Hari Nair, Vice Chairman HR & IR Sub Committee & Vice President, Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd. He spoke on Expectation Mapping and Gap Identification. He said that consistency and commitment are the two tools on which the career in the corporate depends. He also focused upon the USP of the individual and asked the students to explore their strong areas, because nowadays, the industry is hiring people with multiple talents. He gave the example of Mr. Siddique who is the Head of HR, IT and Finance at Maruti. He said that the time has come to think out of the box and that people are now working on monthly targets.

Ms. Navdeep Kaur, Director CII from Chandigarh was also present in the discussion.

The 2nd Session on "Ready to Face the Board" was taken by Prof. Renu Sharma, Director, Integrated Customer Solutions. She stated that successful interviewing begins with preparation. She gave some interviewing tips like one should gather the information about the company in advance and also one should take mock interviews. She focused upon the etiquettes like that of dress and physical appearances. Passion and attitude play a major role in the selecting process she observed.

Prof. Kamaljit Sodhi, Chairperson PGDM thanked CII and the guests and said that the students of GBS are fortunate to get the opportunities like this to interact with the corporates' so often and that they should utilize the experiences shared by the speakers.

The programme came to an end with National Anthem.

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:- Criticality of entry level job function awareness
Talk by: Mr Rajiv Roy, GM-HR, Cellebrum Technologies, on 9th July, 2009

Mr. Rajib Roy, G.M. H.R- Cellebrum Technology visited our campus on 9th July 2009 for a session with the students on "Criticality of entry level job function awareness". The focus was primarily on the HR and Finance sector for Management Graduates.

Mr. Roy started the seminar in a very interactive way by inviting the questions from students. The list of questions being farmed ranged from combination of HR & Finance as subjects to be studied, Career options in spice, Entry level salary in SME, Placement scenario after recession, Impact of budget'09 and many more.

Emphasizing more on the telecom sector, he briefed that a telecom industry has average revenue per unit/per month lists to somewhere Rs.40 crore. He talked about the handset of Blackberry and its market capitalization of $93billion and compared it with that of Nokia which is $77 Billion.

He also spoke about the growth opportunities in corporate and gave certain tips as how to behave in a particular job. He also threw light on what the corporate world expects from a fresher. He said there are three things the young managers should keep in mind i.e. one should have complete knowledge about the job, to always love the job and thirdly to always manage ethics.

The session with Mr. Roy was very interactive and gave the insight that the B-School students should have the minute details of their respective field. He also emphasized on the continuous reading habit of the Business news and magazines which would help the students in becoming familiar with the Biz world.

Mr. V. K. Luthra, Director CRC thanked Mr. Roy and told students that the sessions with the corporate leaders gives us the overview about the world outside the campus and shows us the direction to eventually prepare ourselves to face the corporate.

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:- Human dimension in corporate interpersonal life
Talk by: Mr. S.K. Nair, Director, Modi Group, on 25th July, 2009

A Seminar on 'Human dimension in Corporate Interpersonal Life' was held at G.B.S. on 25th July.Mr. S.K. Nair, Director, Modi Groupwas the keynote speaker. He told the students how to survive in the corporate world by taking into consideration moral values and ethics.

He mentioned various points related to the working environment in a classroom and in office. He further added that that the life at both classroom and at workplace is very tough. There is a similarity between lives at both places, for e.g students have to work hard at both places to attain their goals and objectives. He mentioned the workplace is similar to the classroom where students are daily encouraged to innovate and acquire knowledge about a wide range of diverse issues. He interacted with the students and compared college life with life in the corporate and told them that in the business school, time-tables and a fixed schedules are the norms, but at the workplace, each and every moment would become a lesson and every other day we would be like an unscheduled examination .

He also mentioned that future plays a very vital role. He categorized future as: Future is EMOTION; Future is ETHICS and Future is PASSION; which means we don't have to be emotionally attached with the work which we are going to perform in future, and that when we are working in an organization, we must keep our personal ethics aside and go with the organizational moral values and ethics, and at that it is critical to be passionate about work. Blessed with a wonderful sense of humour, Mr Nair held the students spellbound with his interactive session.

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:- Relevence of HR in entry level job / function environment
Talk by: Mr. S.D. Sharma, Head HR, D.S. Group, on 28th July, 2009

Mr. S. D. Sharma, Head HR, D.S. Group was the keynote speaker at a seminar on "Relevance of HR in entry level jobs" on 28th July 2009. The focus was primarily on the HR sector for Management Graduates. He started his discussion by telling students about the talents which each individual possesses. He advised the students to draw up their vision, mission and values and work accordingly. He also emphasized upon analyzing the strengths and the weaknesses and the importance improving upon these.

He told students that communication plays a major role in the corporate world and it is essential to improve communication skills. The students can work upon their communication by watching English programs, English news and other means because it is a very integral part of corporate culture. He emphasized upon the roles and responsibilities of HR professionals which includes a wide spectrum of activities from recruitment and selection, performance appraisals, training to conducting exit interviews.

He shared success mantras of boss management. He emphasized on the importance of having a very frank and transparent relationship with boss, to be positive about the work and the organisation and to look for right oppurtunities. He stated that it is useful to stay at least 5 years in an organization to gain knowledge about different departments and functions. He discussed the reality of office politics and its consequences. Organizations value self starters and self motivated persons. Developing conflict resolution skills is important to increase one's acceptance.

He enlightened the students about ISO Standards and also about Quality Management systems and techniques

Concluding his talk on a humorous note he observed that the role of HR is like Brahma i.e. for Creations; like Vishnu i.e. for Organizing and like Mahesh i.e. for Termination.

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:-Managing Business Across Borders
Talk by: Mr.Rajeev Batra, Chief Manager, Asian Paints, on 04th August, 2009

The consecutive 9th session of Corporate Interface Seminar Series beginning the July Trimester under Mr. V. K. Luthra, Director CRC, Mr. Rajeev Batra, Chief Manager, Asian paints visited GBS on 4th August 2009 to focus upon Managing Business Across Borders, keeping in mind the International aspects of Business.

He started his talk that how the strategy of "small packs" can help to market the product. He gave the example of 'Gattu' a moscot designed by R.K. Laxman in 1954. He said Asian Paints also started the business in a very small tone and eventually became the 10th largest decorative paint company in the world. The company is divided in three verticles i.e. Automative, Industrial and Architectural. It has expanded in 20 countries world wide and its strength is in SCM.

Apart from aiming to beome one of the top five decorative coating companies world wide, it also aims at environment & safety. It has several programmes like waste minimization and reduction of material loss, all its chemical plants have the ISO 14001 certificate, it has 'zero industrial discharge' capability, it has significantly invested in safety measures during production. Giving the overview about the company he said that company made its first and only public issue of shares in 1982. He said around 95% of equity capital is bonus capital i.e. shareholder's wealth. At present, Asian Paints has invested Rs. 2,300 to buy 100 shares in the IPO.

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:- Leadership Dimensions
Talk by: Mr.Rajneesh Singh, Group Head HR, Network 18, on 06th August, 2009

Mr. Rajneesh Singh, Group Head HR, Network 18 visited the campus on 6th August 2009. He took a very enthusiastic and interacting session on the leadership dimensions which one should posses in this competitive environment. He further added that the most important trait is empowerment as these days market scenario has changed and employees are looking for the esteem rather than just monetary gains.

Mr. Singh said that as the globalization is at the peak, one should move ahead with the following traits: Walk the Talk; Am I transparent?; Balanced outlook; Good Human Being; Networking; Empathy; Passion for work; Servant Leadership; Followership, and the like. He said that one cannot move ahead in life without having the leadership traits and these traits help in creating a positive environment in an organization because these days the best approach of leadership is Situational Leadership which develops a kind of trust in the organisation. He said that the leadership traits like directing, coaching, supporting, delegating are very common and is applied almost in every other organisation. Effective leaders are versatile in being able to move around the grid according to the situation, so there is no one right style. However, we tend to have a preferred style, and in applying Situational Leadership you need to know which one that is for you.

He concluded his session by telling that by adopting the right style to suit the follower's development level, work gets done, relationships are built up, and most importantly, the follower's development level will rise to everyone's benefit. He said that it has proved popular with managers over the years because it passes the two basic tests of such models: it's simple to understand, and it works in most environments for most people. The model doesn't just apply to people in leadership or management positions: we all lead others at work and at home.

Mr. Ankur Mahajan, the College President thanked Mr. Rajneesh Singh, for his valuable inputs on the leadership dimensions and said that the session would definitely help the students to analyse the needs of the situation they would be dealing with in near future, and then adopt the most appropriate leadership style.

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:- Analytics, Reseach & Strategy Consultancy
Talk by: Ketan Dewan, Managing Director, KRD Vision, on 07th August, 2009

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:- Navigating Your Future Career- An orientation to aspiring managers
Talk by: Mr.Vijay Rai, Group President, LE Group, on 11th August, 2009

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Corporate Interface Seminar Series
Seminar on:- FMCG, Sales & Distribution : Current Challenges & Trend
Talk by: Mr. Hari Kishan Gupta, President - Sales & Marketing, Dharampal Premchand Ltd., on 27th August, 2009

The session on "marketing sales & distribution" which was held on 27th August, 2009 in the GBS campus proved to be an effective and motivating direction for all the students who perceive to be a successful manager in future.

Mr. Harikrishna Gupta, President, Marketing & Sales Distribution, Dharampal Premchand, tried to share his experience and knowledge through his excellence approach towards current challenges & trends of marketing. Mr.Gupta defined in a very consistent manner that how sales & distribution is a large subset of marketing subject, which starts from consumers and that consumer is the focal point for getting success in market.

He found that many aspects of marketing are related to the one we are learning in our ongoing marketing classes. He spoke about the following points, i.e. Consumers Trends which includes consumers' landscape. The consumers are impossible to handle, they are choosy & want excitement all around. Their choices changes rapidly. Consumers are more knowledgeable and have developed certain aspirations. There is a great competition in market among brands, products and shopping options.

Then he focused on how the market is becoming globalised & how the new schemes are being getting formed. He also spoke about the different types of marketing. He very well highlighted that competition has changed. He gave us an example of one of his favourite book named, "it is not big that lead the small, it is fast who lead the slow."

Focusing on the Indian context, he added that consumers are becoming more confident. That the Nation is dominated by educated youth. Consumers are demanding better experience and they are not willing to wait. He managed to describe all the aspects with many examples which cleared the concept effectively.

Then he also spotted some light on marketing trends & challenges which includes, cost, cash, and customer. How to maintain price & profitability. Cost saving measures like more efficient order fulfillment, rationalization of SKUs. And above all he focused on all channels of communication. He said that the challenges differ from rural market to urban market as per the situation.

The session was concluded with few of the questions which were put up by students and Mr. Gupta really cleared all the ambiguity in a very fine manner. The whole session was very informative and interesting as it was presented with many examples.

The College Joint-President Mr. Nitin Lamba thanked Mr. Gupta and said that these sessions would prove to be very helpful for the students in applying all the smart strategies in the market while they enter in corporate and it will also help them to understand the subject in a more practical way.

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Galgotias Business School
FOURTH ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
30th JUNE 2010


Mr. Rajneesh Singh, Head HR, Network 18

On the occasion of 4th orientation programme at Galgotias Business School held on 30th June 2010, Mr. Rajneesh Singh,Head HR, Network 18 was our Chief Guest. The day started with a motivational speech by the Director (Prof. Renu Luthra ), who addressed the young aspiring managers and talked about the role of Smart Work alongwith Hard Work. She talked of the 4p's which characterize the culture at Galgotias Business School i.e. Philosophy, Process, People and Problem Solving. Then Mr. Rajneesh Singh shared his views about the current and future job opportunities in corporate India. He told us about 8 major growing sectors in India that are:- Infrastructure, Retail, Healthcare, Media and Entertainment, Education , Hospitality, Fast moving Consumer Goods(FMCG) and Insurance. Afterwards he explained about the popular Functional areas like: - Sales, Finance and Human Resource (HR). The Speech ended with 11 critical questions, the answers to which would set the tone for the new students during their tenure of 2 years at the Institute. These questions were focused on arousing passion to do work effectively and efficiently and encouraged students to think about "where they were in past?", "Where they are right now?", and "where they wish to go in their future?"

Further, the programme ended with the vote of thanks by Prof. Kamaljit Sodhi. Who welcomed the incoming students and wished them a bright future ahead at Galgotais Business School.

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Galgotias Business School
30th JUNE 2010


Mr. prasoon tripathi, Head HR, REI SIX TEN

Talk on Dynamic Retailing Environment

It was another big occasion for the Final Year PGDM students of Galgotias Business School on when Mr.Prasoon Tripathi, Head HR, REI Six Ten, delivered his exhilarating lecture on 'The Dynamic Retailing Environment'. The first part of the lecture was enough to glue the audience to their seats as Mr.Tripathi began referring to globalization - the all pervasive trend in retail these days - with McDonalds all over the world and Walmart in China, India, Brazil and Mexico.

The story of the next big thing in retail - 'E-Commerce' or 'E-Retail' - was no less engrossing. The success stories of Amazon.com, Macy.com, eToys, eBay, JCPenney.com, were discussed. These success stories enunciated to students the present day state of e-retail.

No mention of the dynamic retailing environment can be complete without a mention of 'entertainment in retailing'. Retailing is sought to be made more entertaining through initiatives like Niketown, Bass Pro Shop, Mall of America etc. India too is seeing more of such initiatives.

The information and insights provided by Mr.Prasoon Tripathi left a lot of students thinking about retail as an attractive career. Such talks and interactions go a long way in giving students a feel of what is happening in the real market place.

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Galgotias Business School
23rd JUly 2010


Mr.anand shrivastava, Head supply chain with field fresh food, Bharti enterpize

SCM as an Elective for PGDM Course

SCM is the "design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance globally."

We invited Mr. Anand Srivastava, Head supply chain, Field Fresh Foods, Bharti Enterprise under the "Academia-Corporate Interface" programme series. He presented on "SCM as an Elective for PGDM Course". He talked about the role of supply chain in past, present and future. He also emphasized that in SCM the most important phenomenon are effortless coordination among various divisions in a business and maximizing results for business. He discussed in detail of Just in Time (JIT) approach which is quite popular these days to remain competitive. Further he talked about types and Importance of Skills that is Business skill, management skill & SCM skill.

In the next half he elaborated various contents to offer in the SCM elective. These contents were Procurement/purchase/sourcing & supply management, transport/warehousing/inventory/distribution management, production & operations, strategic supply chain management and E Supply chain (IT based planning tools).

The session was having a remarkable impact on everybody's mind. Such interactions and discussions are always inspiring and also open the door of growth and success.

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Galgotias Business School Mr. Rajib Roy, Founder Director EASTCOMPEACE, Telecom Company

Talk on Telecom Industry

The total telecom subscriber baseof the Indian telephony market soars by 18.72 million new additions in the month of February, 2010 thus crossing the 600 million mark according to the latest figures released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

An encouraging discussion session was held with Mr. Rajib Roy, Founder Director EASTCOMPEACE, Telecom Company.In the first part, he delivered a brief introduction about the company followed by his practical experiences. He talked about the vast subscriber base in telecom industry and job opportunities in vendor companies. Then he explained real time reporting and Value Added-Services (VAS). He told that this VAS facility will help subscriber in handling subscriber through subscriber based platform and will provide its mobile operators more Personalized, Sophisticated & Innovative services.

He also shared the traditional motive of telecom that is: - Community, communication and currency. His belief is on case study way of teaching coupled with lectures.

We also discussed about job opportunities in the telecom industry as it was the major concern for students. This knowledgeable discussion helped all faculty members to offer a clearer perspective to students regarding their opportunities and careers in Telecom Industry.

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Galgotias Business School in association with Management Development Institute, Singapore organized
a Business School's meet on Leadership on 27th July 2010, in Greater Noida

Leadership Lecture by Prof. Ian Thompson, MD, Procentus Consulting Ltd. And Associate Professor at John Adair's Academy

Prof. Thompson highlighted the concept of "Action centered Leadership", the need and its measures for continuous measurement in the education field, besides aiming to hone the leadership capabilities of the business heads.

He emphasized that leadership exists in us in our own style so one has to explore it. He further added that leadership cannot be taught while it needs to be learnt by doing, reflecting and internalizing. Prof. Thompson highlighted the robust and practical leadership concepts to maximize performance within any organization. He stressed that leadership is not about strategizing what you want to do rather it's what one actually does.

According to Prof. Thompson, leadership is required at each level of organization i.e. strategic, business and operation. For this one need to focus on all three aspects - task, individual and team. He quoted that leadership is not to put greatness into people but elicit it as greatness is already there.

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“ Retail – The road ahead",  25th August 2012

 

GBS held national conference on “ Retail – The road ahead on 25th August 2012” Prof. Renu Luthra director GBS discussed about genesis of retail sector . She inform that organized retail will become Rs. 1.3 trillion market , they should also concentrate on low cost alternatives . Retail should adopt innovative models rate  than merely depend on cut, copy and paste.
Mr. S. Nagrajan M.D. mother dairy talked about challenges about mother dairy which has 1400 stores in Delhi alone Consumers are shifting from   morning to evening slot and this effects the supply chain to distribute fresh fruits Deployment of resources is crucial . Core Proposition is freshness some fruits go from harvest to shop in 3 hrs. Stress is on get the product from harvest to shop with in 7 hrs.
Dr. Harsev Singh CEO Reliance foods informed that share of organized sector is 6% and growing at the rate of 35%. He gave in depth analysis of benefit of organized sector .
Mr. Anbuj Jhujhunwala CEO, REI Six – Ten Explained about the difficulties to get floor level executives to motivate to serve customers. It is mantra was  “ Think theoretical and act practical”  . Retail should invest in technology and depends on technology and analysis to improve costumers satisfaction . He also inform that organized retail is facing talent shortage.

 
   
 
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