EVENTS

Guest Lecture Series 2019-2020

Series 1: Ethics in Business

On September 28, 2019; it was a great pleasure to welcome Mr. Virendra Gupte – Former Head, International Business at TATA International & Chief Ethics Counselor at TATA Group to share and impart knowledge on “Ethics in Business”. Since students are entering in the Corporate World and one such quality of Corporate Professional is “ETHICS” and hence the seminar was truly an enriching session for our students to explore immense learning

Series 2: International business-benefits to Nations and benefits to firms

The Placement committee of Vidyalankar VSB PGDM has organized a guest lecture on International Business. The program started with the welcome of the guest Mr. Mahendra Pal Arya – Deputy Vice-President, AXIS Bank Ltd. Mr. Arya shared his valuable inputs with the students on 'International business-benefits to Nations and benefits to firms.

Series 3: Changing Dynamics in Retail space

Vidyalankar VSB-PGDM organized a guest lecture on "Changing Dynamics in Retail space", hosted by Social Media Committee, on 19th October 2019.

Mr. Amit Sharma - Vice President of Future Group shared his valuable thoughts on "Is online marketing impacting on offline marketing?

Series 4: WTO AND CURRENT TRADE DISRUPTIONS
Guest Speaker: DR BASANT RAJ BHANDARI,

Former Principal Adviser - International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO, Geneva, Switzerland. The GL was organized to give an exposure to the students about international trade and role of WTO in international trade.

Students got an exposure of what WTO is all about, member countries, and rules and regulations of WTO, how WTO functions and how the WTO evolved over the years as an organization. The current disruptions in world trade and how the trade war between USA and CHINA is affecting world trade. The entire seminar was a very interactive and students gain a lot of valuable and practical knowledge about how WTO actually works.

Series 5: Industry Preparedness: Converting Internship into Pre-Placement Offer
Guest Speaker: Mr. Nilesh Maurya
Director - Omega Capital Finance Ltd.

The guest lecture was organized to orient students for Internships and Final Placement. The session changed perspective of the students about the Corporate World.

Students have learned what recruiters would like to see in them as an ideal management candidate. Students also have learned that recruiters not only look into candidate’s adaptable and flexible approach, but also their market awareness and sector – specific knowledge and skills.

Students were also made aware on the recruiter’s perspective of actually look for “Company-Ready” candidates whom they expect to familiar with the way in which the company operates.

Series 6: Decoding Union Budget 2020
Guest Speaker: DR SIVA KUMAR
Professor and Head- Dept. of Economics, KJ Somaiya, Mumbai

Guest Lecture on “Decoding Union Budget 2020” was organized to familiarize the students with Union Budget 2020.

The students got to know about what Fiscal policy is, about RBI. They also gained a wonderful knowledge on how a fiscal policy is used as a tool to stimulate growth in a period of recession. About expansionary fiscal policy is when government spends more and deflationary fiscal policy is when government spends less.

Series 7: Presentation Skills
Guest Speaker : Mr. Gajendra Shukla
Vice President, Smart Wireless Pvt. Ltd.

Presentation skill is required in delivering effective and engaging presentations to various types of audiences. This skills covers number of areas like structure, slide design, tone of voice and body language during presentation.

Students learned how to deal with nerves and think more positively about public speaking.

They also acquire knowledge on how to consider ways of grabbing the listener's attention, holding their interest, and concluding strongly. They also learned effective use of body language and tone of voice to enhance their presentations, and smart usage of slides and visual aids effectively.

The session ensured among students to deliver an enthusiastic and well-practiced presentation!

Series 8: Consumer Behavior and Service Management
Guest Speaker: DR SIVA KUMAR
Guest Speaker: Ms. Kaval Kaur
Sr. Regional Marketing Manager, Reliance Retail Ltd.

Professor and Head- Dept. of Economics, KJ Somaiya, Mumbai Guest Lecture on “Decoding Union Budget 2020” was organized to familiarize the students with Union Budget 2020.

The students got to know about what Fiscal policy is, about RBI. They also gained a wonderful knowledge on how a fiscal policy is used as a tool to stimulate growth in a period of recession. About expansionary fiscal policy is when government spends more and deflationary fiscal policy is when government spends less.

Series 9: Projects and Internship Guidelines
Guest Speaker: Ms. Kaval Kaur
Sr. Regional Marketing Manager, Reliance Retail Ltd.s

The purpose of an internship is to provide real-world experience that enables students to put everything learned into action. An internship can help students gain skills that can be applied to future jobs. Internships may be paid or unpaid, and they tend to last about the length of a school semester or a summer break.

GL Take-Away:
Students understood difference between Internship and project. Internship is where students work as a junior to get real work experience (paid, scholarship, unpaid depends on your situation). Project work is about being assigned to a project. You'd be working with and helping out senior employees with their work in whatever ways you can help.

Students explored various Advantages attached to both Internships and Projects, VIZ; Gain valuable work experience, Explore a career path. Give yourself an edge in the job market. Develop and refine skills. Receive financial compensation. Networking with the professionals in the field. Gain confidence. Swift Transition into a job. SMART criteria (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound)

Guest Lecture Series 2020-2021

Series 1: Digital Revolution
Guest of Honor: Mr. Prasenjit Roy
Sr. Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer- NTT - Netmagic.

OSession focused on blend of digital transformation and importance of digital consumer experience. Few takeaways from the session: “Technology Transformation Drivers”, “Digital Transformation”, “Framework Change”, “Digital Marketing”, “BI Tools”, “Data Analytics”, “IOT”, “Digital Customer Experience”, “Transforming sales”, “Social Selling”, “Listen to Changing Needs of Clients”, “Automate Business Process”, “Focus on Client Experience” The most important takeaway from the session was “People buy experience not product / services”. It was mind blowing interactive session with many surprise quiz which kept students engaged and a zeal to know what’s next.

Series 2: Personalization and power of personal branding
Guest of Honor: Dr. Kushal Sanghvi
India Lead

Integral Ad Science Takeaways from the session: “Types of personal randing”, “Effects of personal branding”, “Methods of personal branding”, “Advantages of personal branding”, “Transformation in branding”, “Branding and emotional connect”, “Branding strategy region wise ”, “Concepts of branding”, “Impact of personalization and power of personal branding ” It was an excellent session which was focused on power of personal branding in digitalized world.

Series 3: Future of work
10th October 2020
Guest of Honor – Dr. Ankita Singh
Sr. Vice President & Global Head HR | Admin | Travel | IT, CIGNEX Datamatics

Topic for discussion was “Future of work”. Session was excellent with realistic concepts to adapt and learn. Few takeaways from the session was - “Work- Worker - Workplace”, “Importance of existence of human skills”, “Top ten future of work aspects – Work from anywhere – More opportunities – More choices- balance v/v integration- Virtual – New Real / New Normal – Surviving skills – Innovation- Adaptability – Technology – GIG Economy ” It was classic blend of all Human Resources concepts, current situations, scenarios, technology shift and companies expectations from the students.

Series 4: Managing Career During Crisis
11th October 2020
Guest of Honor – Mr. Vishal Thakur
Associate Vice President Human Resources - Tata Capital Ltd

Topic for discussion was “Managing Career During Crisis”. Session was excellent with real time and personal experiences. Takeaways from the session was – “Expectations v/s Reality”, “How to be prepared for any pandemic or challenging situations, “Focus on multiple career options”, “Nature your hobbies”, “Self-motivation”, “Key skills to focus on”, “Running away from any situation is not a solution” It was an interactive session with perfect examples to relate.