Apeejay School of Management (ASM) welcomed its 30th batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) students. A week-long orientation program was organised to familiarise new students (Batch of 2022-24) with the ASM campus, faculty members, seniors, and more.
Ms. Mukul Rastogi, Ex Vice President, ITC and Dr. D. K Malhotra, Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA graced the occasion as Guest of Honours. They were accompanied by the leadership team of ASM including Director, Dr. Alka Munjal, Deputy Director, Dr. Etinder Pal Singh and Dean, Prof. Kamal Kishore.
The program commenced with lighting of the lamp followed by the Director’s welcome note to the students and parents. In her welcome address at the inauguration program, Dr. Alka Munjal, Director
Dr. Malhotra highlighted how the pandemic brought a paradigm shift in our lifestyles and in the world economy as we faced a virtual revolution overnight and how we all have become part of a massive digital experiment./p>
Post the address by the guest of honours, a panel discussion was held wherein experts discussed a host of issues that included situation of global economy, the present and future position of India, the US and other countries, importance of being sustainable, entrepreneurship vs a corporate job and preparedness of management students for the corporate world.
After the inaugural session, the fresh batch of students were taken on a physical tour of the ASM campus, when they were apprised of the state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.
In addition to introducing each student with the teaching and non-teaching staff, various activities were conducted by the ASM faculty members.
On the day two of the week-long orientation program, students were apprised of the PGDM program structure, student discipline, attendance policy and norms by the Dean, Prof. Kamal Kishore and Program Head Dr. Shalini Vermani. Further, they were informed about the industry–academic collaboration, placement system by the Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) team of ASM as well as different clubs, committees, cells and societies on the campus.
On the third day, the 30th batch of students were involved in a variety of activities ranging from interactive guest talks to games and introduction to the institute’s academic infrastructure. Mr. Anshuman Bhargava, Cluster Head and Deputy Vice President at Edelweiss Wealth Management delivered the guest talk.
The engaging session was followed by indoor games competition to inculcate sportsman spirit and encourage them to open up and take active part in extra-curricular activities at the institute. A series of management games were also organised to give the students a feel of managerial skills like working in teams, creative thinking and resource and time management.
As part of orientation program the students will attend short refresher courses on subjects such as economics, accounting, statistics and communication. These courses are run with an objective to abreast students with the fundamental knowledge of the subject and to apprise them of the latest developments in these fields of specialisations. The program will culminate with Business Plan Competition, Talent Show and Prize distribution ceremony for the events held during the week.