The event began with the lighting of lamp by Dr. Asha Pachpande, Dr. Sandeep Pachpande, Deepak Shikarpur, S.B.Mathur, Director General of ASM IIBR followed by Saraswati Vandana by MBA Senior students Deepika and Anu Vijaykumar.
Dr. Sandeep Pachpande then gave a welcome speech with motivational words to all MBA fresher students on how to plan next two years to make themselves good manager and stressed on skills management .He also shared his recent experience of Harvard business school learning with students. He guided students about importance to develop technical, business and soft skills which will lead them to better job opportunities in near future.
Chief guest Mr. Deepak Shikarpur talked about current trends in management and industry expectations with fresher. He also asked students their career goals. He gave some basic interview tips to students and told what all area they should work on in next two years. Mr. Shikarpur enlightened students with importance of foreign language and how it can add value to the CV of fresher students.
Asha Pachpande, Director ASM addressed the students by telling them to value time management, to attend classroom sessions and events for over all grooming. She also made students aware about 7Cs of communication which reduce the error while working.
Post lunch session consisted of Dr. Santosh Dastane who spoke about MBA curriculum and reason of change in syllabus and practical implementation rather than mugging up theories. He also stressed on case study methodology which will improve students’ analytical thinking. He revealed the importance of research in management and current market.
Mr. Ravi Bodani, Motivational speaker conducted various activities to let students know importance of working in group. He spoke about various personality traits and habits related to it. How a student can improve by working on their weaknesses? By citing various examples he showed how students commit mistakes frequently and asked them not to do the same in future for their own betterment. His interactive session helped students to learn a lot.
10th Aug, session started with a speech by Mr. Arun Firodia (Chairman Kinetic Group). His book, “Smart City “ A blue print of zero pollution sustainable smart industrial city was recently launched. He addressed students by saying that they should be innovative and create some new products and then brand them. He gave examples of Ola and Uber , CCD and Haldiram; how small concepts turn into big businesses. He motivated students to update themselves with current knowledge. He said, “Change in attitude can create a difference.”