AKGIM in association with GMA organized two Days online HR Conclave on “Human Resource after Pandemic: Implications and Future Organizations” on 9th& 10th September, 2021. Conclave was attended by Students, Faculty members and eminent members from GMA.Conclave focused on Challenges that Organizations Faced during Pandemic and its implications in the times to come.
On Day one, first session was delivered by Mr. Nikunj Singh, Director Leadership Hiring Teleperformance followed by Ms. Bhavana Handa, India Talent Acquisition Leader Qualitest India. Mr. Nikunj focused on how virtual working has led to stress in employees by making themselves available 24x7, also how organizations are dealing with maintaining interpersonal relationship challenge among team members. Mr. Singh also briefed about the various strategies that are being adopted by the organizations. Ms. Bhavana discussed about the various implications of Pandemic on Talent acquisition, how social media and other digital media helped during the challenging times of Covid-19. She also briefed students that how this phase has led to demand of IT based skills and suggested that students must update on such type of skills.
Day two also had two sessions. First session was delivered by Mr. Rakesh Seth, Director, International Consulting Professional Institute. Focus of his session was trends & challenges at workplace Post Covid- 19. Mr. Seth also discussed that Post Covid will belong to those who have positive self-evaluation about their capabilities and self-worth.
Last session was delivered by Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Chauhan, Director HRPepe Jeans India Limited. Dr. Sanjeev enthralled students by discussing about how Pepe jeans India dealt with the stress and various challenges during Covid and how it is preparing its employees for Post Covid challenges.
Conclave concluded by presenting vote of thanks to Director AKGIM, Dr. TR Pandey, Executive Director GMA, Sh. Vinay Gupta and all the eminent participants and students. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the conclave.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management (AKGIM) in association with Ghaziabad Management Association (GMA) organizedfive days online Faculty Development Program on “Design Thinking: Concept | Applications | Implementation” from 14th June to 18th June, 2021.Seventy-Five participants registered for the online FDP from different states including South, East, North-East and North India.Recently Universities have introduced course on ‘Design Thinking’ and Its demand is among high skills in India. The sole objective of this online Faculty Development Program was to develop an understanding of Design Thinking from concept level to implementation. The resource persons invited in this FDP had practical experience in implementing various Design Thinking project in industry and courses on Design Thinking in academic institutions.
Topics covered during FDP.
Day-1 of FDP on "Design Thinking: Concept | Application | Implementation"
Dr. TR Pandey, Director, AKGIM delivered welcome address on the inaugural day of five days online FDP. He shared motivating thoughts on design thinking as well as on the contribution of faculty development program in the success of faculty and academic institution. On Day-1, Prof. M. Bhaskar Rao gave his valuable inputs on “Concept and Process of Design Thinking”. He began with basics of design thinking. He explained the meaning of the term design, design thinking, types of thinking, historic development of design thinking. He discussed details of various models of design thinking including the famous five stages Design Thinking Model in a very lucid manner. He shared examples from our day to day life to explain concept of design thinking which made the session interactive. It was well connected and effective session. Participants enjoyed the learning from the session.
Day-2 of FDP on "Design Thinking: Concept | Application | Implementation"
On Day-2, Mr. Sayantan Mukherjee introduced the participants with the various activities of design thinking process. He shared how five design thinking process is an iterative process with the help of some practical examples. Mr. Sayantan with the help of a popular TV commercial explained the importance of empathy in the design thinking process from beginning to testing of the final product. He also shared the case from his past organization to show how the various activities of the design thinking process conducted. By the end of the session the participants learnt that design thinking is not an individual centric process. The session was appreciated by the participants.
Day-3 of FDP on "Design Thinking: Concept | Application | Implementation"
The third day was about the discussion about the various tools, formats and techniques of design thinking. Mr. KarmjitsinhBihola was the resource person on day-3. He gave eye opener facts about why most of the students projects went for a no use. He explained how design thinking can make the students’ project more useful and a resource of academic as well as industry use. He involved faculty members in the discussion during the presentation about the tools of design thinking.Mr. Bihola explained the role of design thinking in industry as well as in academics. He shared one his project related to a dumping site and how his team explored the real problem at that site. He aware the participants with the huge scope that design thinking beholds for faculty members.
Day-4 of FDP on "Design Thinking: Concept | Application | Implementation"
Going with the schedule of FDP, on Day -4, Mr. KarmjitsinhBiholacontinued and he threw light on how to be empathic during first step of design thinking. He discussed various format and techniques related to empathy. In his session he gave an insight into how to ideate and he discuss mind-map, brainstorming and other tools of ideation. In the second half of this session he effectively discussed how he and his team implemented the course on design thinking in one of the state technical university. He emphasized on the sensitising faculty and students before introducing course on design thinking. He shared information about various government schemes and plans that promote adoption and use of design thinking.
Day-5 of FDP on "Design Thinking: Concept | Application | Implementation"
On Day- 5 of online FDP, Mr. RohitSwarup delivered an outstanding session on how an academic institution and faculty members can use design thinking in their own domains. He wonderfully explained how the premier institutions are using design thinking for the development of cases from students’ project works and how faculty members can develop research papers out of students’ research reports. A complete list of skills, tools and techniques was discussed and how to identify the scope for design thinking in one’s academic and research domain was explained wonderfully.Towards the end of the session, vote of thanks was delivered by the coordinator and the FDP culminated successfully.
AKGIM in association with GMA conducted 5 Days Online Faculty Development Program on “CASE WRITING & PUBLICATION: TURNING RECORDS INTO POWERFUL TEACHING TOOLS” from 26th December to 30th December, 2020. Program got overwhelming response.
The objective of the FDP was to emphasize the importance of case method in the teaching learning process, to make participants learn art and craft of case-writing and manage the ethical and practical issues in writing cases. The program was designed to cover wide range of topics like Introduction to Case Writing, Teaching with cases, Mechanics of Case Writing, how to Frame Research Methodology for Case writing & The process and prerequisites of Case publishing in renowned journals. The program was formally inaugurated by the welcome address of AKGIM Director, Dr.TR Pandey.
Mr. Devendra Dutta Mishra, Executive Director, Rolling Stock, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Pune Maharashtra introduced participants about the relevance of Case Studies to Industry and Students on Day 1. He elaborated on the role of Case Study in the development of Student as well as Academia with special consideration to challenges of Data Approachability for authentic case study preparation in the Indian context.
On Day 2, Prof. Kaushik Bhaduri, Founder, MY MONEY Advisor, discussed about teaching with cases and developing case study methodology covering topics like types of cases, what & why of case teaching, Pros and Cons of Case Method Teaching and Orienting Students for Learning with Cases.
Day 3 witnessed an enthusiastic & knowledgeable session by Dr. Manisha Sharma, faculty member in the Area of Operations & Decision Sciences at School of Management, Gautam Buddha University (GBU), Greater Noida, India. She emphasized upon the mechanics of case writing and framing Research Methodology for Case writing.
Day 4 & 5 was facilitated by Dr. Sudhanshu Joshi, faculty with School of Management, Doon University. Dr Joshi discussed about how to write a case study and the process and prerequisites of Case publishing in renowned journals with reference to Ethical and Legal Confrontations.
Overall, the FDP was appreciated and concluded with the Vote of thanks by Dr. Neha Verma. Session was witnessed by Dr.TR Pandey, Director AKGIM with various distinguished guests and the participants. Program was coordinated by Dr. Namita N Kumar, Dr. Neha Verma, Dr. Manu Priya Gaur and Prof. Rahul Singhal.
AKGIM in association with GMA conducted 5 Days Online Faculty Development Program in the Area of HRM on “Psychometric Testing and Analysis” from 23rd Nov to 27th Nov 2020. Program got overwhelming response. The objective of the program was to develop an understanding of psychometrics, its theory and technique of psychological measurement. The program was designed to establish a base for training on psychometric tests and their applications. Program was formally inaugurated with virtual Vandana, followed by the address of Sh.Vinay Gupta, Executive Director GMA and welcome address was delivered by AKGIM Director, Dr.TR Pandey.
MsAnila Rattan,Leading Consultant & Internationally Certified Learning professional introduced participants to the basic concepts of Psychometric Analysis and its application on Day 1. Session was in the form of question answers that made it very interactive. She also highlighted the role of these tools and tests for organisations.
Day 2 & 3 Session was facilitated by Mr. Ajay Sahoo, Certified Analyst, Founder Director InfluerRessourceHumaine Solutions. MrSahoo discussed about the type of tests and the objectivity that makes basis of any Psychometric Test followed by the relevance of test validity. Mr. Ajay engrossed Participants with hands on experience of LSI and also discussed how scores of Leadership Style Inventory can serve as data points in Individual Development Program.
Day 4 witnessed enthusiastic session by Ms. Lovely Kumar,Certified trainer in Extended DISC Assessments discussed how DISC profile helps in understanding self, manage teams and resolve conflicts. Through hands on experience, participants got to know how DISC model provides a common language which people can use to better understand themselves and those they interact with—and then use this knowledge to reduce conflict and improve working relationships.
Dr.Ranjana Mittal, AGM,NTPC and Corporate Trainer for Psychometric Analysis was the resource person on Day 5. She introduced participants to FIRO-B test and exposed participants to the sample test and also discussed how one can read scores and use those score for improving interpersonal relationships in an organization.
Overall, program was appreciated and concluded with the Vote of thanksby Dr.SarjuePandita, Coordinator FDP. Session was witnessed by Dr.TR Pandey, Director AKGIM, Sh.Vinay Gupta, Executive Director GMA along with various distinguished guests. Program was well coordinated by Dr.Vidhi Agarwal and Dr. RiteshSinghal.
AKGIM, Ghaziabad cordially invited faculty members, research scholars and participants from industry to attend Eight days e-FDP on Research Publications and Data Modelling Techniques which was scheduled from 26th July to 2nd August, 2020. More than 130 participants registered for e-FDP from different states of India. Participants from neighbouring country Nepal also registered and attended the e-FDP.
On day-1 and day-2, Dr. Kunal Gaurav gave complete insight on how to write quality research paper for high impact journals. He discussed the approaches and components of literature review, constituents of research methodology, how to check validity & reliability of instrument, how to write conclusions and how to create effective reference section. He kept the participants engrossed throughout the session with his effective teaching methodology.
Carrying on with the sessions of e-FDP on Day -3,Dr. Krishna Kumar Singh gave his valuable inputs on the ‘Basics of Data Analysis” . He shared how the researchers from various domains can make use of tools and techniques of Big Data, Hadoop, Rapid Miner Machine Learning and Python for the purpose of their research and make it much more effective. He gave a practical demonstration on how the various techniques can be used for data analysis and its interpretation. He acquainted the participants with the huge scope that data science beholds for researchers in a very precise manner.
Moving on in sequence as per schedule circulated to participants on Day -4, Dr. Shailendra Kumar threw light on the utmost importance of incorporating a theoretical framework in research and how it contributed to the existing body of knowledge. In his session on “Development of Theoretical Framework and Statistical Modelling for Research” he gave an insight into the process of carrying on a business research starting from idea formulation to problem definition, collecting and analyzing the data, formulating the conclusion and eventually preparing the report. He explained why ‘Research Concept’ is the building block of a theoretical framework and how a strong theoretical framework is necessary for the success of a research.
Continuing with the process of learning and relearning on Day- 5 of e-FDP on Research Publication and Data Modelling Techniques,Dr. Manoj Dash delivered an outstanding session on ‘Advanced Tools and Techniques used in Research”. He wonderfully explained how the ‘concept, sector, approach, tools, scope and area’ form the important pillars of a research title. A clear description was given on the difference between “Analysis” and “Analytics” and how the researchers confuse between the two. The types of data analysis, research design, gap identification, research problem were also discussed. A complete list of tools and techniques available for research was discussed and how to identify which tool to be used in one’s research was explained wonderfully.
An overview was given on Meta-Analysis, Bibliographic mapping, Customer Analysis, Product Analysis, Competitor Analysis, Promotion Analysis, Price Analysis, Structural Equation Modelling, Exploratory Factor Analysis, Churn Analysis, Conjoint Analysis and RFM Analysis. No stones were kept unturned to explain each and every tool and technique that can be used in research.
On Day-6 Dr. Gaurav Mani Khanal who gave valuable information on “How to use Library and Online Resources, Using Plagiarism Software’. He emphasized on the importance of digital library and how it helps the researchers to search resources in an online platform, gather information on work already done, gather background information and find out where our research actually fits in the current scenario.
He explained how the online resources saves the time of the researchers, increases the citations and viewership of one’s research paper and how it helps to expand the horizon of the research ideas. The steps for using a plagiarism software and the key points to be kept in mind while selecting a plagiarism software were also well explained.
Journey of learning till day-6 included the learning of the basics of writing research papers for high impact journals, basics of data analysis, development of theoretical framework for research and using online digital resources. Continuing with the series of learning on Day-7 Dr. Surya Prakash Singh introduced the participants to the “Application of interpretive structural modelling approach in research”.
He explained wonderfully the concept of decision science; how it is different from other sciences; where it is used; how data and decision sciences combine to form big data analytics. Dr. Singh enlightened the participants on how the interpretive structural model transforms ill structured and poorly articulated mental models into a clear interrelated structured set of system elements. He elaborately explained the ISM model, its background, its application and its strength and limitations in a precise manner.
Concluding the eight days e-FDP program on “Research Publication and Data Modelling Techniques”, Dr. Bilal Mustafa Khan on Day-8 gave his valuable inputs on “Basics of CFA and SEM using AMOS”. Starting from the very basics of defining the data, the types of variables, testing the reliability of the instruments, measuring the validity of the scale, he went on to explain ‘Exploratory Factor Analysis’, ‘Confirmatory Factory Analysis’ and the family tree of ‘Structural Equation Modelling’ in a very lucid manner.
He gave very simple examples from our daily lives to explain the statistical terms which made the session very realistic and engrossing. It was a wonderful learning session with full of visual hands on experience of data analysis and interpretation. He also introduced the participants to ‘Jamovi’, a new third generation statistical spreadsheet as an alternative to costly statistical products like SPSS and SAS.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management, Ghaziabad in association with the Ghaziabad Management Association (GMA) organized five days Faculty Development Program on “Building Competitive Advantage through Human Resource Analytics” during October 10 - 14, 2019.
This program was designed to help faculty members/ HR professionals to understand the conceptual underpinnings and importance of HR Analytics and its practical aspects. Along with it, to develop knowledge in various statistical tools & techniques used for HR Analytics, and their applications. This program has equipped participants with hands-on experience on the application of analytical tools to analyze various business situations.
The program was coordinated by Dr. Sarjue Pandita, Dr. Vidhi Agrawal and Prof. Alok Singh and duly supported by Director- AKGIM Dr. Tripurari Pandey and faculty and staff of the AKGIM. The event witnessed a participation of 18 participants from 5 institutes from Delhi- NCR.
The program was inaugurated by the Director- AKGIM, Dr. Tripurari Pandey, Mr. Vinay Gupta, Executive Director GMA and the key speaker and expert Mr. Rakesh Seth. All the guests and participants were welcomed by Director AKGIM
Program witnessed various sessions that covered all the aspects of HR Analytics domain. Day 1 started with Business Process and HR Analytics followed by “HR Optimization through HR Analytics” in Second Session by Speaker of the day and Expert Mr. Rakesh Seth. Mr. Deepak was speaker expert for day 2 in which he made participants familiar with “Statistics and Statistical Modeling for HR Research & HR Decision Making” using R, Tableau and SPSS “HR Scorecard and HR Analytics Models” were covered on day 3 by Mr. Chakit Swaroop. Dr. Krishna Kumar Singh covered “HR Dashboard and HR Predictive Modeling”on Day 4. He demonstrated usage of Cloud application and ORANGE Day 5 focused on “HR Report Visualization” using IBM Cognos. Session was facilitated by Dr. Mukesh Negi.
The program concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Sarjue Pandita followed by Certificate Distribution on 14th October, 2019 by Director- AKGIM, Dr. Tripurari Pandey. Program received full hearted appreciation from all the participants.
Two-day Faculty Development Program on “Data Analytics and Statistical Interpretation by using SPSS and AMOS" was conducted by Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management (AKGIM) in association with Ghaziabad Management Association at AKGIM campus on 20th & 21st Sep 2019. The FDP was attended by the faculty members, research scholars from various Engineering and Management colleges including ITS Institute (Mohan Nagar), Hi-Tech College (Ghaziabad), INMENTEC (Ghaziabad), Amity University (Noida), GLA University (Mathura), AKGEC (Ghaziabad), IMSUC Campus (Ghaziabad).
The program was inaugurated by Dr. T. R. Pandey, Director AKGIM and Mr. Vinay Gupta Executive Director GMA. A brief address was delivered by Mr. Vinay Gupta, Executive Director, GMA. The first session of Day 1 was conducted Prof. Dripto Mukhopadhyay on topic Contemporary & Future of Data Analytics. Followed by second session was conducted by Dr. Ritesh Singhal on Descriptive Statistics and Simple Correlation & Regression Analysis. The day ended with a practical session delivered by Prof. Pankaj Chauhan and Mr. Samarth Sharma in the lab working with SPSS data editor.
Day two of the 2 day FDP was dedicated to hands of experience to the participants by Dr. Bilal Mustafa Khan, Professor in the Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University on Multivariate Analysis, and Structural Equation Modeling on AMOS. All sessions were supplemented with many practical applications of research tools to give a better understanding to the participants.
The FDP was concluded with valedictory session where Dr. TR Pandey, Director AKGIM distributed certificates to all the participants. All participants valued the understanding and experience they obtained through the exposure of different research tools for data interpretation & analysis. Participants also appreciate the facilitation carried by AKGIM.
A two-day Faculty Development Programme on “Making Management Education Effective through Case Study Methodology”was organized by Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management, Ghaziabad on February 17 & 18, 2017. The entire programme was designed to introduce new educational teaching concepts, provoking attitudinal change in management education, provide practice in solving classroom problems, and stimulate the desire to acquire new skills. Through the combination of practical exercises, discussion and theory, the programme provided an exhaustive, enriching and engrossing insight into the dynamics of the case method, suggesting the tools and techniques for managing the process in the classroom, considering the needs of target students.
The FDP started with inauguration by Dr. T. R. Pandey, Director, AKGIM. The first session of Day 1 started by introducing the participants to some of the common types of teaching methods in business schools, the Case Study Method of education, the typology and benefits of case method alongwith an insight to the case teaching method followed by Harvard Business School. The session was conducted by Prof.Namita N Kumar. The second session of the day was conducted by Dr.Rajeev Sirohi, who emphasized on the effective management of the classroom process with the help of case study exercise. The third and fourth session was conducted by Mr. Kaushik Bhaduri, Founder & CEO, of M/s Protagonist Business Consulting (P) Ltd. who covered up an extensive case study on Financial Accounting and Balance Sheet.
Dr. S.S.Tripathi, faculty in the area of Strategic Management at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, briefed the participants in the manner in which cases can be taught in the classroom in the first session of Day 2. To demonstrate the effective way of taking up case teaching, he conducted a live case teaching demonstration in the area of strategic management. The second session of the day was taken up by Prof.Suman Sarkar, Consultant and Academic Advisor, O.P.Jindal Univesity. Prof.Sarkar emphasized on the relevance of case teaching method in the Indian management education. His session ended by a case discussion in the area of health management. The third and last session of the day was conducted by Dr.Manupriya Gaur who highlighted the role of narratives, historical and video based cases while teaching in management education. The entire FDP involved case study discussions by including cases from different industry perspective: ranging from financial sector to health to entrepreneurship development.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management organized two-days Faculty Development Programon “Spreadsheet Modeling for Financial Analysis”on 27th – 28th January, 2017.
The program revolved around the significance of using financial models as a key element in major business decisions. It emphasized on how useful Financial Modeling is as a tool that allows business options and risks to be evaluated in a cost-effective manner against a range of assumptions, for identifying optimal solutions in evaluating financial returns & investment and also for understanding the impact of resource constraints to make the most effective business decisions. Management Faculties from various colleges such as ITS Ghaziabad, D.N. College Meerut, Inmantec Ghaziabad and AKGIM participated in the program.
The program was inaugurated by Dr. T R Pandey, Director, AKGIM. The first session of Day 1 was on Excel Basics & Data Analysis using Excel was delivered by Dr. Ritesh Singhal. It was followed by the session on Financial Modeling using Excel by CA. Neeta Sahu. On Day 2, the first session was on Building Corporate Valuation Model by Mr. Jitender Kumar, Fund Manager and Principal Officer at Accuracap Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd. The day ended with a session on Building Project Finance Model by Dr. Amit Bagga, CA, ICWA & Corporate Consultant. The entire program was based on participant centered learning (PCL) approach and case studies for Financial Modeling.