AKGIM organized a Guest Talk on, “Developing Value based leadership ability” on 12th October, 2022. The talk was delivered by Mr. Sumit Chaudhuri, Chairperson and Managing Director at Third Millennium Business Resource Associates Private Limited. In his talk, Mr. Chaudhuri elaborated on the concepts of Values-based leadership and explained that it is the idea that leaders should draw upon their own and others' values—including those established for the organization— for direction and motivation. He further added that values-based leadership philosophy asserts on the notion that people are mostly motivated by values and live according to these beliefs. He concluded that value based leadership instills a common set of values in employees and improve cohesiveness and willingness to work which increases the chance of success in every goal.
AKGIM organized a Guest Talk on, “Ability to lead yourself & others in achievement of organizational goals” on 8th October, 2022. The talk was delivered by Mr. Bharat A. Sharma, Vice President (Strategy & New Business Development) with Shree Cement Limited. In his talk, Mr. Sharma talked about the ability of an individual to manage and supervise a company and its fellow employees. He further added that one should have a ability to positively influence others to perform their jobs to the best of their ability to achieve organizational success. He discussed and concluded by explaining how strong self-leadership skills help the company accomplish its goals more efficiently and productively. Overall the interaction was very interactive for the students.
AKGIM organized a Guest Talk on, “Own your Ship” on 28th June, 2022. The talk was delivered by Mr. Amar Chaudhary, Founder and CEO, JUMP- T&P. In his talk he described about taking ownership of one’s work to lead and succeed in life. He added that understanding yourself is the basis for creating the best organization and achieving true leadership. He elaborated further that one must examine their thoughts and feelings to understand themselves: this is the trigger for true transformation. Overall the interaction was very overwhelming and interesting for the students.
AKGIM organized a Guest Talk on, “Operation Cactus” on 11th June, 2022. The talk was delivered by Grp Captian Ashok Chordia, a Veteran of the Indian Air Force. In his talk he described about his experience of a mission of which he was a part of over 30 years ago, in 1988, where a Maldivian group attempted to overthrow the government in Maldives. The group was aided by armed mercenaries. The intervention by Indian armed forces - codenamed 'Operation Cactus' - trounced the attempted coup.
He elaborated further that India responded to the Then-President’s call for military intervention, dispatching paratroopers and naval warships to the island nation and how Indian paratroopers rescued the Then-President and soon returned control of the capital to the Maldivian government. Overall the interaction was very overwhelming and interesting for the students.
AKGIM organized a Guest Talk on, “What are Metaverse & NFT? How Metaverse is critical for NFT success?” on 27th May, 2022. The talk was delivered by Mr. Gaurav Gupta, Co-founder at Minttr-crypto investment platform.
Mr. Gaurav Gupta in his session talked about NFTs and the metaverse, two areas of huge potential for businesses. He explained the concepts of NFTs & Metaverse in detail to the students. He discussed that NFTs and the metaverse are synonymous because of the rapid growth in blockchain gaming, hence driving further growth by working towards a virtual world. In addition, he elaborated that real-life identities and digital avatars give direct access to the metaverse with the help of NFTs. Overall the session was very interesting and knowledgeable.
AKGIM organized a Guest Talk on, “New Age Organizations - Emerging Functional competencies” on 25th May, 2022. The talk was delivered by Mr. Rakesh Seth, Director, International Consulting Professionals’ Institute, India and Director & Chief HR Mentor with REEOCSYYS.
Mr. Seth in the session talked about Management skills and pillars of business that facilitates in the development of new age organizations. He discussed that today’s dynamic and disruptive environment is resulting in a business context that is continuously evolving. Therefore, there is a need to provide evolving value-adding practices that keep pace with the environment and assist in building the right set of competencies for the organizations. He also threw some light on the emerging functional competencies in the organizations in the above context. Overall the session was informative for the students.
AKGIM organized a Guest Talk on, “Digital Banking: Economic Accelerator” on 26th April, 2022. The talk was delivered by Mr. Suresh Kumar Verma, Senior Mentor of GL BAJAJ University EDP committee, Greater Noida and a free lance Financial Consultant and Corporate Trainer in Delhi and NCR region.
Mr. Verma discussed about the digital transformation in Indian Banking sector and said that it is important that every bank adopts digital transformation. He further talked about the economic accelerators and emphasized that these factors suggest that India's banking sector is set for robust growth. He also pinpointed the preventive control daggers in digital banking with the students. Overall the session was very interesting and enthusiastic.
AKGIM organized a Guest Talk on, "Advertising & Marketing in the Post-Pandemic Era” on 9th February, 2022 through a virtual platform. The talk was delivered by MR. VIKAS SACHDEVA, National Head: Ad Sales at The Walt Disney Company (Star TV).
Mr. Sachdeva talked about, how marketers thought about building brands during the pandemic period, what the marketers did to help companies grow faster in pandemic period and how is marketing being redefined in the age of Covid-19. He emphasized that when COVID was still new and confusing, when governments were unsure about how to respond, corporate advertising sought to define the pandemic in ways that made companies – and their products – an essential part of whatever the solution might turn out to be. He shared many examples in his talk. Overall the session was very interactive.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management had organized an Guest Lecture on “Building trust” on 9th December, 2021 for MBA (I & II Year) students. Ambassador Dr. Deepak Vohra facilitated the session for the students.
Dr. Vohra talked about 'TRUST' in the session. He elaborated that trust is the foundation value of all relationships. It means knowing that you can count on someone to be there for you whenever you need them. Trust is something that is irrefutably necessary for the success and happiness of all relationships, be it personal or professional. He emphasized on the fact that trust is something that takes years to build but can be shattered with single wrong action and once a person breaks your trust it can never be as same as before. Breach of trust is even a recognized law and some countries considers it as a criminal offence. He gave very encouraging examples from his own life and inspired students to not indulge in any action that would decrease their credibility, as students are the future of the country. While concluding the session he emphasized that a person shall remain optimistic and work harder for bringing constructive changes and the best way to inculcate trust is to practice what we preach. Overall the session was very lively & interactive.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management had organized an Online Guest Lecture on “Let’s Talk…Analytics for Business” on 4th December, 2021 for MBA (I & II Year) students through Google Meet. Mr. Deepak Kumar, GM – Analytics, ClicFlyer delivered the talk.
Mr. Deepak Kumar emphasized on his extensive knowledge on data analytics. He started the session by explaining various types of data sources that form the humongous data we have today. He further gave insight about six data analytics techniques that are most prevalent in today’s business world that help simplify data from data sources. The techniques which Mr. Deepak discussed were A/B testing, data fusion, data integration, data mining, machine learning, NLP and statistics. He highlighted that the demand for analytics cannot be ignored today as it has now formed a significant base in financial, retail, government, healthcare and many more industries. He concluded the session by sharing with students how they can expand their understanding of analytics by online courses, YouTube channels etc. and then bring their theory into practice. The session was very interactive.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management had organized an Online Guest Lecture on “A New Method of Entrepreneurship: Direct Selling” on 3rd December, 2021 for MBA (I & II Year) students through Google Meet. Mr. Rajat Banerji, Indian Direct Selling Association (IDSA) & Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Amway India Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. delivered the session.
Mr. Rajat Banerji in his session emphasized Entrepreneurship and Direct Selling as career opportunities in Global selling amongst management students. He discussion focused around Indian Gross Direct Selling, Entrepreneurs, Top Product Categories and much more. Mr. Banerji also highlighted the Top 5 Direct Selling States and how to build a career in it. He also elaborated on the skills requirement which are crucial for management students to get into this sector.
The session was very interactive and highly motivating for the students.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management had organized an Online Guest Lecture on “Career Opportunities in Financial Services Sector” on 1st December, 2021 for MBA (I & II Year) students through Google Meet. Mr. Amit Chaurasia, Senior Director & Sales Team Head (Delhi-NCR) at InCred Wealth delivered the lecture.
Mr. Amit Chaurasia talked about career opportunities in financial services sector in which he discussed about BFSI (Banking, Financial service and Insurance) sector. He covered many insights regarding the functions of BFSI that is corporate banking, retail banking, Industrial banking etc. He also elaborated on the role of Analysts in the industry. Mr. Chaurasia also discussed about AMC’s and how students can explore job opportunities in these companies. He also talked about the crucial skills that students must possess to get into this sector. Overall it was a very interactive session.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management had organized a Guest Lecture on “Motivation to Succeed” on 27th & 28th October, 2021 for MBA (II Year) students. The resource person was Grp Captain Ashok K. Chordia, an Indian Air Force Veteran. The lecture was attended by all the students and Faculty members.
In his session he talked about motivation and how it's a crucial element in setting and attaining one's objectives in both personal and professional spheres in life. He discussed that motivation is one of the driving forces behind human behavior and it fuels competition and sparks social connection in human beings and managers. He further talked about positive attitude and shared some roadmaps with the students that how motivation can help them as a Future Manager. The session was very interactive and highly motivating for the students.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management had organized an online Guest Lecture on “Special Initiatives on Financial Awareness (SIFA)” on 18th September, 2021 (Saturday) from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM through Google Meet. The resource person was Mr. Vijay Balwani, L&D Team at PNB Metlife. The lecture was attended by all the students and Faculty members.
In his address, Mr. Balwani talked about the importance of Financial Planning and how it serves as a step-by-step approach in meeting one’s life goals. He elaborated that essentially, it helps in controlling income, expenses and investments. He further, discussed about the need of financial security. From the session students got equipped with the information about building a portfolio, diversification & risk management as a part of individuals financial planning. The session was very interactive.
Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management had organized a Guest Lecture on “Business Process Analysis: Industry Insights” on 26th June 2021 (Saturday) from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Zoom platform. The guest speaker was Ms. Upasana Koul, Senior product Specialist at SAP Labs India. The lecture was attended by all the students and Faculty members.
In her address, Ms. Upasana Koul talked about how organizations and their businesses face process-related problems. She talked about the concept of process problem solving and various techniques used to increase the effectiveness of business operations, and managing operational risk. She also mentioned her experience in one of her assignments related to windmills' technical check-up efficiency and how the organizations can suffer from problems at different checkpoints as well as how to make strategies to solve them. Later she presented and elucidated on various latest techniques such as digital twinning, etc, and their advantages in diverse fields. She ended her talk on a positive and motivating note, inspiring students to try to find ways to empathize with the clients and look for the best optimum solution.
AKGIM has conducted a webinar on "Implementation of National Education Policy in Higher Education Institutions" on 3rd April, 2021. Dr. Raj Aggarwal, Director, AIMA-CME enlightened the participants by his candid delivery on the implementation aspect of NEP:2020. More than 100 participants attended the webinar. The focus of NEP and key principles were discussed in the beginning of the session. A detailed description of how NEP going to benefit higher education institutions was addressed. Possibilities and challenges related to implementation of NEP: 2020 were covered in the session.
Online Guest talk of Mr. Amit Kumar, Vice President, Mall Business, Future Group on “Retail Technology” was organised by AKGIM on 14-2-21.
Mr. Amit talked about the retail sector and its distribution process. He explained how technology like Chatbots, Robots, Drones, big data Analytics, IoT, 3D printing and Digital assistance is changing the whole dynamics of Retail Industry. Mr Sharma also shared some interesting facts and figures about the impact of augmented reality in retail.
Students got enthralled by the examples of Wal Mart, Ikea, Nike etc about their usage of Technology in Retail. Students thoroughly enjoyed the session.
AKGIM organized an online guest talk on 23rd January, 2021 on the topic “Advertising & Marketing”. The talk was delivered by Mr. Vikas Sachdeva, Media Sales Professional. In the talk, Mr. Sachdeva talked about advertising and marketing & its importance in today’s business scenario. He empathized that Advertising and marketing are essential processes needed to ensure that products get to their target markets. Mr. Sachdeva elaborated on how a company can change the method of advertising for their product or services to maximize its impact.
He further elaborated that why Marketing is shifting to Digital due to its vast reach and advantages and that Digital advertising creates brand awareness while digital marketing develops the brand. He also said that during the time of Covid-19 pandemic, digital platform’s demand has been increased worldwide. Overall, the lecture was very interesting and conversant.
AKGIM organized an online guest talk on 21st January, 2021 on the topic “Importance of Data Science for Management Professionals”. The talk was delivered by Mr. Deepak Kumar, Associate Vice President- Data Science at Karvy Insights.
In the talk, Mr. Deepak Kumar emphasized upon importance of data and how companies and start-ups collect data from various users. Mr. Kumar talked about the concept of data science and how it is applied by Google and other firms. He also talked about certain platforms which is available online where the users can track all their own data. Additionally, elucidated on various industries such as healthcare, banking etc where use of data science is very diverse and important. While concluding his talk, Mr. Kumar mentioned various processing tools used at different stages of data science such as, Excel, Tableau, Power BI, Google Analytics etc. for data analysis, data visualization and business intelligence stage; Python, SAS, SPSS etc. for predictive analysis and statistical modelling stage; Auto Keras, DataRobot, Amazon Lex etc. for artificial intelligence stage of data science. Overall, the lecture was very knowledgeable and interactive.
AKGIM organized an online guest talk on 12th January, 2021 on the topic “Business Etiquettes and Mannerisms”. The talk was delivered by a very renowned personality, Ms. Gloria Starr, International Business Coach and Corporate Trainer, Certified Knowledge Broker, Master NLP Trainer and DiSC Certified People Profiler. In the talk, Ms. Starr talked about the importance of Business Etiquettes and Mannerisms to Management students. She emphasized that the basis of business etiquette is about building strong relationships in one’s field by promoting improved communication. Although basic business etiquette may vary from country to country, some principles stand universal. Ms. Gloria Starr mentioned that when it comes to business etiquette & mannerism, there are rules that aren’t meant to be broken. Her talk highlighted the basic rules of Business Etiquettes like, one must always look elegant & graceful accompanied by a great posture which shows one’s positive outlook. She said greeting the people that you come in contact with isn’t only polite but it establishes rapport. She added that one must always dress appropriately. Clean, pressed clothing without any loose threads or tags and relatively polished, closed-toe shoes are a must. She further elaborated that handshakes are the universal business greeting. A firm handshake is still considered a positive trait. She also emphasized upon other basic traits, for e.g. arriving on time, speaking kindly to others, watching the body language, not interrupting others, introducing yourselves to others, consuming food correctly etc. Overall, the lecture was very insightful and interactive.
AKGIM initiated online industry interaction series. The first talk of this series was delivered by Mr. Amit Sharma Khandelwal, Vice President- Future Group. The current situation of business has been badly affected by COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Amit discussed the impact of COVID19 on retail industry and on consumers. He briefly also highlighted the dos and don’ts to be followed by the consumers while taking purchase decisions. Prof. Pankaj Chauhan, faculty AKGIM, coordinated the online industry interaction series related activities. He also moderated the session.Participants from institutes and companies such as Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun, Indiamart Intermesh Ltd., Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd, Playwell Impex Pvt Ltd, Uttranchal university, Sagar Institute of Technology and Management,Kumaun University Nainital, Shri Balaji Chemical Industries, Syndicated Bank, Himalayan Institute of Technology etc. attended the event.
AKGIM initiated online industry interaction series to constructively engage its students and faculty members. The second talk of this series was delivered by Mr. Sandeep Sharma. He discussed the importance of war-rooms in handling supply chain crisis in situations like Covid-19. Mr. Sandeep Sharma is an industry expert and he is six sigma black belt in quality management. Prof. Pankaj Chauhan, faculty AKGIM, coordinated the online industry interaction series related activities. He also moderated the session.Participants from institutes and companies such as DS college, Lovely Professional University, IIMTU, INBOXE Consulting, Profitbyclick, TCS, POOJA INDUSTRIES, HDFC bank, Dr D Y Patil Institute of Management Studies, Akurdi, Pune, IBS Gurguram etc, attended the talk.
AKGIM has initiated industry interaction series that involve industry experts to deliver session on value added talks. AKGIM consistently aims to provide opportunities that create connect between corporate and campus. In continuation within this series, talk on legal aspect of business by law professional was conducted. For this talk Mr. Rohit Salwaan: Head Legal & Chief Anti-Corruption Officer at IIFL Finance Limited, Mumbai. Was invited. Mr. Rohit Salwaan has expertise in legal analysis, legal strategic planning and risk mitigation with enriched experience of more than 17 years. His talk focussed on essentials of legal aspects that are related to ease of doing business. Prof. Pankaj Chauhan, faculty AKGIM, coordinated the online industry interaction series related activities. He also moderated the session.Participants from institutes and companies such as NIT Uttarakhand, Tata Capital Housing Finance Ltd, IBM, USV, The Economic Times, PSG College of Technology, DIT University,KIIT, Jaipuria School of Business,Dr D Y Patil Institute of Management Studies Akurdi Pune, University College of Engineering,Kariavattom,Kerala, Mesco Institute of Pharmacy,Majestic Auto Limited, Mangalmay institute of management and technology Greater Noida, Surgi helath plusect. attended the talk.
AKGIM organized 4th talk under 'Industry Interaction Series'. The theme of the talk was Indian Banking and the title of the talk was "INDIAN BANKING ECOSYSTEM: The Essential interventions for MSMEs and Start-ups". Mr. Vishal Vaibhav, Assistant Vice-President, IDFC-First Bank Limited was invited. Mr. Vishal answered variety of questions raised by the participants. He discussed about the bank plans and schemes to support MSMEs and start-ups during the COVID-19 pandemic, funding options for research and innovation activities, important elements in a project submitted to bank for loans and funding, dos and don’ts during interaction with bank, recent mergers of banks and NPAs. Prof. Pankaj Chauhan, faculty AKGIM, coordinated the onlineindustry interaction series related activities. He also moderated the session.Participants from institutes and companies such as Meridian Madhapur, G. L. Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, MAHARAJA Agrasen university Baddi, NIOS, Govt Polytechnic for women Kandaghat distt, Solan, FMS DELHI, IBM, Genpact, Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology, Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology, The Economic Times etc. attended the talk.
Connect today, transform tomorrow, it's just not our aim but it's our wish for you all. AKGIM organized ALUMNI TALK-2020 as a part of 'Industry Interaction Series. AKGIM Alumni Mr. Abhishek Raj Gupta, Ms. Disha Gupta, Ms. Gunjan Chaudhary, Ms. Poornima Goswami and Mr. Manvendra Pratap Singhwere invited as guest speaker for the fifth talks under Industry Interaction Series. Thus, this talk was titled as “ALUMNI TALK 2020”. Prof. Pankaj Chauhan, faculty AKGIM, coordinated the activities related toalumni talk as a part of online industry interaction series. He also moderated the session.
AKGIM organized a guest lecture on 26th February, 2020 on the topic “Moving towards Career Success. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Sumit Chaudhari, Chairman and Managing Director, Third Millennium Business Resource Associates Pvt. Ltd. In the lecture, Mr. Chaudhari discussed the importance of clarity of objectives in order to excel in career with respect to eight important elements of Career Success such as Academic Discipline, Professional Discipline, Honest and Ethical Behavior, Respecting Self and Others, Attitude of Gratitude, Diagnosis and Actions Based on Realities, Life Long Learning and Understanding Organizational Culture. The lecture was very insightful and interactive.
On 11th February, 2020 AKGIM organized an interactive session on “COMMUNICATION- The means of communication is the response you get”. The session was delivered by Ms. Parul Dubey, Counseling Psychologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist & Regression Therapist. In the session, Ms. Dubey talked about ‘Ego states’ i.e. parenting adult and child states. She discussed about ‘Hypnotherapy’ and stated it is a type of complementary medicine in which hypnosis is used to create focused attention in which positive suggestion and guided imaginations are used to help individuals deal with a variety of concerns and issues. At the end of the session, she also discussed about NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) which is a pseudoscientific approach to communication, personal development and psychotherapy. Overall the session was full of knowledge and interactive.
On 27th August 2019, AKGIM organized an interactive session on "Interpersonal Skills for Self-Management". The session was delivered by Mr. Ajay Mohan Goel, founding partner of SMG Skill Pvt. Ltd. He emphasized on the role and importance of interpersonal skills in overall development of an individual. He talked about various Self-management skills and emphasized that these characteristics help an employee to feel and be more productive in the workplace. Further, he explained that how self-management skills help an employee communicate and interact efficiently with fellow workers, supervisors, and even customers. They also help employees make good decisions and improve time management. The interaction concluded with a quiz session with the students where focus was on making them understand the importance of listening, when to talk, how to listen etc. Overall the session was full of knowledge and interactive.
On 18th August 2019, AKGIM organized an interactive session on “Wealth management”, in which Mr. Amit Chaurasia, The Regional Market Director, Reliance Money, discussed the tactics and tools that an investor can use to create long-term & positive investment returns. He emphasized the importance of asset allocation and diversification and the limited effects of market timing and security selection. Mr. Amit also, talked about the extraordinary returns of hedge funds, one of the alternative investments using pooled funds that employ different strategies to earn active returns in portfolio management.
He also enlightened the students on the important points in investment with respect to today’s economic scenario. He cleared some myths related to financial investments and also focused on the initial risk analysis before investing into any avenues for getting maximum revenues.
The overall session was very informative and interactive as Mr. Amit Chaurasia cleared many doubts related to financial market
On 8th October 2018, AKGIM organized a guest lecture on "Telecom industry in India." Lecture was delivered by Mr. Arun Rawal vice president of Reliance polymers. Mr. Arun Rawal briefed students about challenges Telecom sector is facing and also discussed about opportunities that India can encash in this sector. Students showed their inquisitiveness during the lecture and therefore, clarified their doubts about the same. Students had a good learning session.
Mr. Shubhang Srivastava, Deputy Manager Brand Solutions, HT Media delivered a guest talk on 28th September 2018 on the topic" Branding, A Strategic Tool" Mr. Shubhang briefed students on how companies can leverage brand management solutions to gain the competitive advantage. Mr. Srivastava discussed examples of Coca-Cola, Lux, Cadburys, Maruti and many more . During lecture, he also emphasized on current practices that various companies are adopting to enhance their respective brands. Session was very interactive, full of learning
AKGIM organised a Guest talk on 25th August 2018 on the topic "Getting Ready for Success in Corporate World" by Mr. Sumit Chaudhuri, Chairperson and Managing Director Third Millennium Business Resource Associates Private Limited. Mr. Sumit discussed how openness to learning will help students to overcome challenges of VUCA world. Session was made interactive by playing a small game with the students that made them to think out of the box. Mr. Chaudhuri not only discussed relevance of self discipline but also positive attitude and how it helps student in relishing success. Students enjoyed session thoroughly.
Mr. Shubhang Srivastava, Deputy Manager, Brand Solutions (HT Media) delivered a lecture on 'BRAND MANAGEMENT' on 27th March 2018. The session highlighted the various elements and attributes of Brand. He also discussed about the Brand Hierarchy and briefed about how any brand is perceived in the market. He also discussed how brand ambassadors play crucial role in building a strong image of the product which he supplemented with the case study of Fair& Lovely and Coca Cola .The session was highly interactive and inspirational for the students.
On 7th March 2018, AKGIM organized a guest lecture on "Strategies of Reliance in Indian market". Lecture was delivered by Mr. Arun Rawal vice president of reliance polymers. Mr. Arun Rawal made students understand how economies of scale are being opted by Reliance that distinguishes it from other competitors. He emphasized on finance aspect also. He also discussed how refinery forms a major contribution to the company's entire net profit. He emphasized on the role of backward integration. Students thoroughly enjoy the interactive session of Mr. Arun Rawal.
On 25th Jan 2018, AKGIM organised a Guest lecture on "Preparing yourself for the future". Lecture was delivered by Prof. Shiv Shankar Tripathi, a renowned academician. Prof Tripathi made the students understand how the lifestyles and aspirations are changing in today's scenario. He emphasized on the role IoTs and AI in one's life. He stressed on the impact of big data and social media. He also insisted on performing the job in the best possible way. The session turned out to be very useful and had a good learning experience.
Mr. M.C Munjal, MD of Majectisc Auto Ltd interacted with the students of AKGIM on 18-01-2018. He told students that they should evaluate their competencies and work upon them. Mr. Munjal shared his experiences and told students how they can hone their leadership skills. He exhorted students to become ethical corporate leaders. Students were very excited to listen to Mr. Munjal .