The department has also organized number of FDPs and MDPs including management development programs for organizations like EMAMI and Industries Association of Uttarakhand, students are greatly benefitted with these activities wherein their mind get attuned to utilise research material in their everyday business skills.
RIPE-Rural Immersion Program through Experiential Learning
The department has introduced Rural Immersion Program, with the objective to reach out to the rural parts of the region and give the students a hands-on experience of the rural life, culture, society and economy. Under RIPE the students are sensitized towards social issues and challenges facing the rural people in India . Under this program the students interact, discuss with rural people, their problems related to skill generation, empowerment and employment. This helps them to explore business prospects and conceptualize administrative solutions to improve the situation in future, and facilitate upliftment.
Global Immersion Program:
The students of MBA of offered hands-on experience of international study culture and pedagogic practices through Global Immersion Program that enables them to visit and attend workshops, seminars and undertake internships in foreign universities and premier organizations abroad. Under this program the MBA students have visited countries like Singapore, Dubai, etc
The department also has international tie-up with California State University, San Bernanndio (USA) , University of Worcester(UK) and ICM(UK) . The experts from many other foreign universities and organizations visit the department for guest lectures. 90 postgraduate students of management visited many industries in Malaysia and participated in various seminars and guest lectures by eminent scholars from academia and industry. This not only had given them exposure to global business practices but has opened their mind for possible career avenue in industry and academia abroad.
Best Paper : Artificial Intelligence in HR+
Global Immersion Program 2018+
The students of MBA Batch (2017-19) of GEU visited Dubai for an “Global Immersion Programme” . The journey stared on 19.11.2018 and was successfully completed on 24.11.2018. The under mentioned team from the Graphic Era Family was deputed to accompany the students.
- Prof(Dr.) Manish Kumar, Head, DOMS, Graphic Era Deemed to be University
- Prof(Dr.) Vishal Sagar, Head, School of Management, GEHU, Dehradun.
- Dr. Anamika Chetri, Associate Professor, DOMS, Graphic Era Deemed to be University
The tour was managed by THOMAS COOK (Tours and Travels). The details of the tour experiences are mentioned below in chronological order:
On the evening of 19.11.2018, the students assembled at GEU Gate - 1 to board Bus Coach to proceed for Chandigarh. The group boarded flight to Dubai on the evening of 19.11.2018 from the Chandigarh International Airport to reach Dubai by the same evening at Hotel Hampton by Hilton.
DAY ONE: 20.11.2018
The students were ready to travel to American University of Dubai for a Session on “Policy Effect of Foreign Exchange Regime” by Prof. Burcu Kapar, school of Business Administration.
The students were guided for a Desert Safari experience in several SUVs that accommodated seven people in one vehicle. After an amazing Safari in the desert the students were taken to a camp for camel ride, bike ride, photo shoots followed by Barbeque dinner along with sensational cultural Arabic performances including Tanoura Dance, Belly Dance etc.
The team returned to the hotel and retired for the day.
DAY TWO: 21.11.2018
The students were in Uniform to depart for the Industrial Visit to the Pepsi Co factory. It was a very informative practical exposure for the group. The students witnessed the world’s most technically advance automated bottling process at the plant.
The students visited the Mirazam Chocolate factory, a start up initiative where they witnessed the entire chocolate manufacturing process.
The students were taken to the Meena Bazaar for Shopping.
The group reached for a cruising experience at the Dubai creek. Dinner was served on board.
The team returned to the hotel and retired for the day.
DAY THREE: 22.11.2019
The students headed towards a memorable visit to Abu Dabhi to explore KIZAD Port Management Office, World’s fastest and largest formula one racing track, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque,city tour etc.)
6:30 p.m.The students were taken to the Deira Market for shopping in the evening.
Dinner was arranged en route at Mini Punjab Restaurant.
DAY FOUR: 23.11.2018
The students lined up for the planned city tour of Dubai city under the guidance of professional local tour guides arranged by THOMAS COOK. It comprised visits to Dubai Museum, outside of the Jumerirah Mosque, Bur Dubai Creek Area, Jumerirah beach and other amazing locations.
The group visited,Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on earth that was a “once in a life time experience”
The group was free for shopping at the Deira City Centre Mall
The group reached the airport to board flight back to Chandigarh
DAY FIVE: 24.11.2018.
The students reached Chandigarh Airport to return back to the University.
Group Discussion, December 2018+
Group Discussion is a modern method of assessing students’ personality. It is both a technique and an art and a comprehensive tool to judge the worthiness of the student and his appropriateness for the job. Group discussion plays vital role in understanding the topic. Discussing a topic with friends or classmates helps in learning the topic with perfection.
Discussion on a topic involves sharing and learning by the participants which equally benefits all the participants. Students not only got an opportunity to showcase their oratory skills but also to satisfy their intellectual and logical quest by expressing and sharing opinions. Students were made to discuss on fact based topics, abstract topics and current affairs like “Mee Too” & Sec 497 etc.
Students were trained on problem solving ability. Even if the discussion doesn’t amount to a specific solution in the end, students will have used the mind to at least steer the discussion to a possible solution. This marks an effect on the ability to build an objective thinking which is essential in solving problems.
Campus to Corporate Activities for MBA Sem III Students, November, 2018+
As an endeavor to enrich students’ knowledge and skills, various activities like Presentations, Extempore, Group Discussions, Resume Writing etc were conducted by the Department.
The session started with a brief on the importance of effective presentation skills and its practical use in our everyday life. Students were divided into teams and given a topic. The topics were chosen from a renowned book by the highly influential Management Guru Steven Covey- “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. The seven habits are: Be Proactive, Begin with End in mind, Put First things First, Seek to understand then be understood, Think Win-Win, Synergize, Sharpen your Saw.
These habits were giving to teams as their Presentation topics. This choice of topics served two purposes - it encouraged students to do worthwhile reading and exposed them to inspirational and aspirational values. During the session, students were motivated to read the book and align themselves to universal and timeless principles of character. This session was helpful in introducing the ‘inside-out’ approach.
GUEST LECRURE ON ETIQUETTES OF MANAGEMENT, October 2018+
A guest lecture was conducted at Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) on the topic Etiquette of Management organized by the Department of Management Studies. The Head of the Department, Dr Manish Kumar felicitated the chief guest Dr Tahir Sufi HM Department, Graphic Era (Deemed to be University) Dehradun. He delivered an inspiring and very knowledgeable lecture that was highly appreciated by the management students.
The lecture was on the concept of what basic etiquettes should an employee possess or in other words “Appearance will make or break the deal”
Debate Competition, September 2018+
The Tagore, literary Club of Department of Management Studies organized a debate competition.
The aspiring management students debated on that “Social media is a boon or a bane?” and “Should kids be allowed to participate in the reality shows?”
The topic of debate was full of energy and evoked the students to come forward and add on their views and opinions. The participants, armed with statistics and data made their arguments more emphatic with their righteous facial expressions and voice modulation.
It created a great platform for the students to showcase their oratory skills and to satisfy their intellectual and logical quest by bouncing ideas off each other. This initiative resulted in boosting the students’ morale and resulting to highly confident youngsters to face the tuff corporate world.
The event was graced with the presence of HOD, Management Department and all faculty members and judged by Prof Sachin Ghai and Mr Nitin Mohan Arya.
Guest Lecture, August 2018+
Ideas, Learning and Implementation Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), Department of Management had organized a Guest lecture on Ideas, Learning, Implementation and Hard work for the students of MBA 1st year in the Seminar Hall on 27th of August, 2018. The Speaker for the lecture was Dr Smarak Samajeet, the pioneer of IIM, Kashipur. He has had an experience of over 10 years. Dr. Manish Bisht, HOD of Management introduced the Speaker and Prof Pinacci greeted him with a bouquet of flowers.
In his lecture, Dr Samarjeet discussed about the ideologies and practices to be successful in life. He also inculcated the students into his discussions with questions and informations. He also introduced the participants to the Mantra of Individual Success: Ideas, Learning and Implementation. He assured the participants with his words on the fact that the three prior Mantras will not only help them shine in their MBA program but also in the longest program, “life". He gave the students a practical insight to how the real world works and how important it is to be frugal and flexible according to the situation. He concluded his lecture by summing up the necessity of the Right Idea, Right knowledge and aligned Hard work for a desired future.
Interactive Session, August 2018+
On the 28th of August, 2018, the students of MBA program, from Semester 1 were given the opportunity to interact with the Chairman & Managing Director of Alliance Securities, Mr Sachin Sharma
About the Guest:
Mr Sachin Sharma was a graduate of Graphic Era University’s first batch of MBA program in the year 2003, from where he was placed in ICICI Prudential Life post which he joined IDBI Bank as a Senior Relationship Manager. He also worked for the Standard Chartered Bank until 2013. Apart from his job at the Bank, Mr Sharma started a company under his Father’s name titled Alliance Securities with a manning of 04 people in the year 2008. It was not until 2013 that Mr Sachin Sharma decided it was time to join the business as a full time employee and not as a part time worker, which was about the time he quit his job to nurture his business after which he took the company to great heights with a manpower of 2000 employees.
About the Lecture:
Mr Sharma spoke of how working for other people in another organisation had helped him broaden the horizons for his own business in a way. Working at a Bank, Mr Sharma told us how he had built good relationships with his clients by adding a personal assistance whenever there had been a need for a special gesture, of how he had wowed his clients by sometimes investing his own money & time only to build trust and that kind of a relationship that the clients would feel at ease and welcomed. He also spoke of how these factors helped him in expanding his business and how amazing it was for him to build for himself a name, a name that people had faith in, knowing that the security services were from his company, people welcomed him with open arms.
To be able to establish a start up it is first important to establish a good network, it is a must to work for an organisation, to learn how to discipline yourself, to nurture your skills, to attain organisational skills and most importantly to learn how to manage time and money. Last but not the least, the importance of effective and efficient recruitment, good training and taking care of the people who are working for your organisation is what takes an entrepreneur to great heights.