18 Jun 2019 19:21 IST

BIMTECH hosts orientation for 2019-21 batch

Speakers encourage students to develop inter-personal skills, self-evaluate and excel at what they’re good at

Marking its 32nd commencement day, BIMTECH Greater Noida welcomed 420 students of PGDM 2019-21 batch and their family members for the Deekshaarambh ceremony.

The students were welcomed to a “mini India” in the classic BIMTECH tradition, with yajna and sarva dharma prarthna by Pandit Sujit Ojha and his team.

With BIMTECH becoming the first B-school in India to receive the BSIS accreditation from EFMD, UK, Director Dr Harivansh Chaturvedi outlined the quality education imparted by BIMTECH through its progressive and futuristic programmes aligned to the community needs, industry expectations and national agenda which is positively impacting the local, regional and national economy. .

Chief guest Samit Ghosh, CEO and Managing Director, Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt Ltd, shared his journey from being a banker to CEO of Ujjivan, a microfinance company.

He said, “After working for 30 years in the banking sector, I started thinking how I could give back something meaningful to society, and when I realised that the lower sections of society are deprived of financial servicesm I thought to set up a financial institution for this excluded class.”

Value of ethics

P Dwarkanath, Non-Executive Chairman, GSK, shared the story of GSK to impart the values of EQ and ethics among young managers. He raised concerns about the lack of sustainable workforce, which is hindering the growth of businesses in many ways. His recommendation was to make the best of the learning environment provided at B-schools.

“The success of any organisation is measured not by what kind of physical assets you have, but the kind of intellectual assets.”

SY Siddiqui, Chief mentor, Maruti Suzuki, parent of BIMTECH alumna, drew from his ward’s experiences and assured the parents and guardians about the nurturing environment which enhances the value of an individual. While sharing about the successes and challenges faced by Maruti Suzuki due to disruptive technologies, he highlighted the future skills, competencies and mindsets mandatory for sustaining in the VUCA world. He mentioned about the changing face of HR because of excessive automation, and millennials thought process.

Interdisciplinary skills

According to him, multicultural competencies and interdisciplinary team skills should be developed and students should learn the art of customisation as per the local infrastructure available.

On this occasion, the dignitaries unveiled the activity report of the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development which was presented by CEO of Atal Incubation Centre, Dr Abha Rishi. The guests launched the brochure of the forthcoming PGDM Executive Programmeand presented the BSIS plaque to Dr Nimisha Singh, Chairperson, Centre for International Affairs.

During the common orientation, the students were exposed to valuable perspectives from alumni and industry experts.