New Delhi, June 11, 2019: ASM welcomed its 27th Batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (2019-21), on 11th June 2019 and conducted a three-week orientation program for them. At the inaugural function, Mr O.P. Khanduja, Executive Director, ASM, welcomed the new batch of students. In his address, he stressed on the value of skills, trust, hard work and initiative. The Chief Guest of the program - Padma Bhushan Mahashay Dharampal Gulati ji, Chairman, MDH Pvt. Ltd., gave his blessings to the students, faculty and staff and interacted with students with full of zeal & enthusiasm and also shared valuable lessons from his life journey. Another guest, Shri Anurag Sharma, Hon'ble Member of Parliament Govt. of India & Executive Director, Baidyanath, shared his insights of the Ayurvedic industry and also shared with the students, many inspiring anecdotes from his personal and professional life. Many more dignitaries from corporate world like Mr Amit Pandey, COO, Exicom Tell Systems Ltd., Mr Raghav Khosla, Group Editor, Exhibition Showcase and Mr Atanu Gangoly, Business Head, Eveready Industries etc., spoke on various upcoming challenges in the dynamics of the rapidly changing business world. Shri Deepak Chaurasia, veteran journalist & prime time anchor, Co-Founder, Aaj Tak, also addressed students, and shared his experiences and challenges faced in the media industry. Apart from the corporate interactions, students got safety instructions from ACP, Dwarka Mr Rajender Singh and also received a lot of encouragement from ASM's alumni.
During this period, the students went through bridge courses on various subjects like Economics, Quantitative Techniques, Principles of Management and Financial Accounting, etc. The objective of the bridge course is to bring students from different disciplines at the same level and make them acquainted with basic concepts of Management. Students were also apprised of different rules, procedures and systems of the Institute relating to program structure, attendance, discipline, communication, pedagogy, assessment systems, etc. The Business Plan Competition was organised for the students during the Orientation Program. The students also took a keen interest in preparing and presenting their business plans. Around 10 teams presented their business plans and the best two teams were selected after rigorous judgment by external jury members. On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the students also attended yoga and meditation sessions. On the final day, the students participated in a talent show.