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Orientation Program 2022

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.

21st Convocation Ceremony of ASM

Apeejay School of Management (ASM), Dwarka, organised the 21st Convocation Ceremony at the college auditorium for students from the batches 2018-20 and 2019-21. A total of 327 students (176 from the former and 151 from the latter) were conferred the Post Graduate Diploma in Management.

Mrs Sushma Paul Berlia President, Apeejay Education, and Co-Founder and Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University, presided over the occasion. The Chief Guest for the event was PR Jaishankar, Managing Director, India Infrastructure Finance Ltd. The other dignitaries present at the convocation ceremony were Dr Alka Munjal, Director, ASM, who delivered the welcome address, Kamal Kishore, Professor and Dean, ASM, and Faculty members.

PR Jaishankar congratulated the graduates and said, “It leaves me with no uncertainty that you have actually had the best of training. I am very confident that the values this institution has inculcated in you will take you a long way.”

Mrs Berlia, who opened the convocation virtually, said in her presidential address, “In the pandemic, it came home to people that ultimately what sees you through is your values and resilience. We were very fortunate to immediately go on to virtual learning. We were able to celebrate many events as well but convocation is something very special and so we took a call that we would wait till we could meet physically.”

Mrs Berlia went on to share the inspirational life story of her father Dr Stya Paul, the Inspiration behind all Apeejay Education Institutions. She said, “He is remembered today for his contribution to society in the form of educational institutions that he founded and contributed to. What will ultimately matter is having a higher purpose, determination, and the spirit to never give up and giving back to the community in which we grow. The more you give, the more you will receive.”

She further added, “I wish you well in the years to come. Make us proud of your achievements because they will be our achievements too.” After her address, Mrs Berlia, conferred the diplomas.

Tanya Arora and Sakshi Aggarwal from batch 2018-20, and Prishu Purva and G Indrani from batch 2019-21 were conferred gold and silver medals respectively for their outstanding academic performance.

The students were administered an oath of integrity and ethical performance. They were also formally inducted into the ASM alumni family.