Thursday, November 24, 2011
The event started with an introductory speech by Dr. Himanshu Trivedi, ASQ Ahmedabad LMC Chair. He gave a brief description about ASQ Ahmedabad LMC and its activities. It was followed by a speech from Dr. Gopalkrishnan, Director, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, highlighting on the technical advancements and concepts in operations management and their inclusion in the syllabus from the academic point of view.
The first session started with a Presentation by Mr. Ramesh Rajgopal, Manager Operations on Excellence in Quality through total Employee Involvement. Also he mainly focussed on the importance of improving quality of education (operations) to improve on the current standards of Quality in manufacturing and service industry.
The second session was presented through a case study on Nurturing Quality concepts in children - Case study of Anand Niketen School, Ahmedabad, by Ms. Sonal Narang, Academic Headmistress, Anan Niketan School, Satellite, Ahmedabad. She stressed on to the importance of components of Experiencial learning like act, experience, Analyse and observe in the education system. She also stated the importance of data handling for children in this informative age.
Presentation by Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh K. Jain, Sr. Associate Professor, Institute of Management, Nirma University and the vice chair for the seminar unravelled the underlying mysteries of Quality. Describing the real value of quality he traversed through the intricacies of quality components making us present to various dimensions of quality.
Mr. Shrikant Mehta, Asst. Vice President, Operational Excellence, ABB Vadodara explained the
Gemba methodology in the operations management. It’s a Japanese methodology and it Gembi means a place where everything is happening. He further stated the importance of effective communication process and the effective usage of Gemba to improve on the same. Further he also explained how Gemba is used to track safety, material quality, processes, grievance redressal and many other related factors on daily basis.
Organisational excellence through Quality was presented by Mr. Nital Zaveri, CEO Concept Learning System, Vadodara. It was an interactive session and he actually dramatized the complete scenario in the form of discussions on the topic. This provided a practical experience and also a clear picture of the issues faced by the managers at their respective level of control.
Mr. Ramesh Rajgopal (ASQ CSSBB) and Mr. Shrikant Mehta (ASQ CQM) shared their views on enhancing competence through Professional Certifications. Major part of the discussion was the need and benefits of the firms to achieve quality certifications which would not only improve on their efficiencies but also bring about necessary structural changes in the method of functioning of a process. Also they commented upon how important is for the managers to get professionally certified and its implications on their working skills and career.
The Seminar concluded with a Vote of thanks and closing remarks by Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh K Jain, Vice Chair ASQ Ahmedabad LMC. Most of the discussions were carried out with the case base methodology which touched upon the analytical and practical aspects of the concept under discussion. It was an enlightening seminar for the participants and they appreciated the speakers and their content.
Monday, November 21, 2011
He is an alumnus of IMNU from the batch 2004-06. He has worked with Centurion Bank of Punjab in the SME Dept. He has also worked with Standard Chartered Bank as Head of Medium Enterprise. The 60 minutes audio conference session gave an overview of the following topics:
2) Debt Restructuring
3) Debt/Loan Syndication
4) Responses of banks due to changes in REPO rates.
5) Hedging Strategies.
The session was very interactive and the students took the opportunity to clear their queries related to the Banking – Asset management services and credit policies. The session ended with a vote of thanks by the Finesse Team and a feedback from the participants on the event.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
|Rakhi Sawant (right) accusing Vajpayee of hitting on her!|
|The CHEHRE team with participants|
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Courtesy: Karan Bhadra
Courtesy: Anuj Goenka
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The second day of Pravartan 2011 – The HR-Conclave at the Institute of Management, Nirma University began with the guest speaker Mr. Mahesh Iyer, National Head – Talent acquisition at Financial Inclusion Network and Operations (FINO). He has been ranked among the top 10 panelists at the SFIMAR awards for the most innovative and idealistic HR professional for refocusing on the HR strategies and the OD in the year 2010. He talked about the change in human capital in the organizations, the elements of transformation and tools needed to change the human capital. He highlighted the changing role of human resource manager as a business manager and the challenges faced by them. He stressed on the need to have a modern, effective, credible and value driven Performance Measurement System to gain sustainability in human resource management.
Mehul Pandya, Senior Vice-President, CARE Ratings, addressed the third session presenting his views on transformation in an organization and organization culture. In the interactive session, he spoke about the three pillars of organizational transformation viz. initiation, resistance and adoption. He dispelled the myth that introducing change is easy. “"The day all members in an organization think of themselves as leaders, transformation is bound to follow", he said.
Friday, October 7, 2011
The ball was set rolling on Day 1 of Pravartan, 2011, the Human Resource Conclave organised by Institute of Management, Nirma University, by Jim Rose, Former Head of Human Resource, Johnson & Johnson, addressing the inaugural session. “Our first responsibility is towards our customers, the second is towards the employees, the third towards the society. If we do this well, as an organisation, we will deliver”, Mr. Rose said. Emphasising the need to change to accommodate diversity in the organisation, he talked about the hidden resistance in the employees to diversity and the measures which Johnson & Johnson took to overcome these. Johnson & Johnson got recognition all over the world and became one of the most preferred place to work in. “Our turnover rates reduced, productivity and promotion rates increased” Jim added. Jim Rose is also a member of Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission and he seamlessly integrated spirituality with the Human Resource concepts.
The next session was taken by Mr Babu Thomas, Head of Human Resource, GVK EMRI who spoke on how human resource function drives the performance of an organisation and about the importance of nurturing talent in an organisation committed to saving lives. As the HR head of a not-for-profit organisation he emphasized on values like empathy, modesty, reliability and integrity (EMRI). Further, he spoke about the culture of EMRI i.e., empowerment, continuous communication and delegation. In Gujarat every one hour a baby is born in the ambulance provided by EMRI and in every 40 minutes a life is saved by EMRI and its workforce. There is a strong HR leadership and strategy focus as reflected in the Sense – Reach – Care model (Trinity Model) employed by EMRI.
The speaker for the last session – Mr. Aniruddha Khekale, Director HR of Emerson Process Management emphasised on how to manage business excellence through effective implementation of human resource support across the organization. He also spoke on importance of HR Strategies, change management and how to maximize performance without compromise. He said that it is better to measure Human Capital in terms of individual and organisational capabilities.
(Content: Anuj Goenka, Akshu Thula & Mahima Singhal)
(Content Courtesy: Chintan Dharmani)
Thursday, October 6, 2011
An opportunity to coalesce the memorable experiences of the past with the present at a spur of moment is what connects an alumni to the place where once he acquired his learnings and grew to be the one he aspired to, in the past. Yes, IMNU is no exception and it extends the same opportunities to its students who once were such aspirational pillars at IMNU. The talk is about the 2-day alumni day event at IMNU. The event was graced by some 180 alumni turning up for the event at IMNU. The event was organized by the Kaizen Committee of IMNU. Accommodation facilities for the ease of the alumni were taken care of and a huge support from all students and the college as a whole prevailed for the whole event. The alumni interacted with the faculty members and shared the blissful and some gloomy odd moments they witnessed in their walk of life.
There were dance performances, rock band performances and skits to entertain the alumni. Executive dinner was prepared for the alumni at night which was followed by the graceful garba event where everyone including the alumni danced like no one’s watching them! Sports events were organized for them wherein for some events they played cameos as participants while in some other they were enthusiastic spectators. The alumni felt as if they are re-living their golden days at IMNU.
Indeed, it was a rendezvous that added elements of joy and freshness amongst the alumni! Cheers to the IMNU family on the whole.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
YET ANOTHER BOMBASTIC EVENT AT IMNU - THE "HUNT FOR MONEY"
This event witnessed a magnificent turn-out of 14 teams, each comprising of 4 members. The enthusiasm of the participants increased as the game moved on. There was not even a single lethargic moment in the game and it was an amazing feeling for the organizers to see the die-hard spirits of the participants for winning the Game. The champions of the game were the "Money Minters" - Anuj Goenka, Sanyukta Kabra, Ruchit Ranpuria and Ruturaj Thacker.
This event was a big hit at IMNU and soon became the talk of the people here.
(Content courtesy: Karan Bhadra)
Friday, September 30, 2011
A team of first year MBA students from Institute of Management, Nirma University have shown their prowess by winning the western leg of CHANAKYA, an event organized by All India Management Association in Lonavala. The team of Shravan Kemtur, Shubhra Sharma, Ankit Shah and Vaibhav Maheshwari stood first in the Business Simulation game. Business simulation is a technique for developing, testing, and evaluating business strategies in a virtual environment before committing real money and effort in the marketplace. They will represent IMNU at Coimbatore for the finals in October.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
IMNU had a hectic yet fun-filled week as it saw two exciting events back to back. The HR club "Imprintz" and the "Expressions" club organised successful events, both of which saw great turnout and participation from the IMNU batch.
Imprintz- The HR club of IMNU organized its second event of the season “Funterviews” on 27th September, 2011. Focused on team work and co-ordination among the team members, the event consisted of two rounds- the first about an HR game and a second interview round. The game was about connecting the jumbled letters in a word by the blind folded member of the team who was guided by the other member. Then in the interview round, the participants were interviewed in a team, but there was a catch, the participants had to be humorous and creative in their answers. Out-of-box thinking was mandatory. The candidates were judged on the criteria of humor, creativity and co-ordination in giving answers with the team members. The event saw a good participation and was flawlessly executed. It was judged by the “Imprintz” club seniors and the top spot was claimed Hardik and Hiren of MBA-FT 2011-13.
The other highly anticipated event, War of Clubs and Committees, organized by the Expressions Club, was held on Thursday, September 28, 2011. It also saw an amazing response from the first year students. Participants were extremely sacrosanct about their respective teams and the roar could be heard far away in other classrooms. The event had fun-filled games like picture-based memory test, taboo and movie quiz to the participants' and audiences' delight. The audience too cheered their favorite teams throughout. This time NCNC (No Club No Committee) of Phaerenikes walked away as winners whereas Sportzcomm did an encore by standing 1st runners-up. There was audience participation as well through games like boys wearing saree while girls were directing them.
To sum up, one can say that IMNU arrived, and it arrived big!!
(Content:Ankita Agarwal and Anuj Goenka)
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
(With inputs from Anuj Goenka)
Ahmedabad- September 1, 2011- With reforms underway to eradicate corruption and governance deficit in the country’s government, it is the perfect time to question the very same in the corporate world too. The Management Conclave - Prayaag 2011- at Institute of Management, Nirma University will throw light on the very same issue.
|Inauguration by Mr Rajesh Huddar|
The next session was taken by Mr Sunil Jhaveri, Chairman – MSJ Capital and Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd. He is a Chartered Accountant with 26 years of experience in the financial markets. He gave the students an insight into how the financial industry functions with respect to Corporate Governance. He used audiovisual media to demonstrate the same. He strongly opined that ‘There are no shortcuts to making money’. Mr.Jhaveri said, ‘Do not treat your customers as mere numbers’, he stressed on the need of good service along with quality products.
The sessions were enriching for the students as they provided a corporate perspective about the topic. The students could link the academic knowledge with the actual practice and hence it broadened their horizons. The interactive sessions helped students clarify the nuances and provided clarity of thought which would be of utmost importance once they enter the corporate world.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Content Courtesy: Mahima Singhal
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
|Kamal Surana and Dinesh Jain|
The 5th session was graced by the presence of Mr. Dinesh Jain & Mr. Kamal Surana (Alumni Batch 2009).It was chaired by Prof. Satish Nair.
With this another successful session of PRAGAMAN’11 concluded on a high note.
The Entrepreneurship Conclave at Institute of Management, Nirma University was inaugurated on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at the hands of Mr. Mahendra Patel, President, GCCI. The event was chaired by Dr. C. Gopalakrishnan, Director, IMNU who delivered a fitting welcome address, emphasizing the need for nurturing, training and pushing today’s entrepreneurs. He also extended credit to the entrepreneurs as a whole, for giving a much needed push to the economy.
|Mr. Mahendra Patel, President GCCI|
After, the official inaugural of PRAGAMAN’11, Prof. Swarup Datta welcomed the dignitaries and all the guests present. Prof. Datta, explained the theme of the conclave, driving home the significance of Entrepreneurial attitudes towards self and others. Mr. Patel was then invited to address the session and begin the Entrepreneurship conclave.
Mr. Patel’s address to the audience was a study in the don’ts for an entrepreneur, including Lack of Punctuality, Selfishness, Lack of Clarity, Lack of Humility and Lack of Communication. At the end of the session Dr. Bindi Mehta delivered the Vote of Thanks.