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INNOVATIVE PEDOGOGY

Innovative world-class teaching comprising of lecture method along with Interactive learning is generally practiced, however, some faculty also use presentation and discussion methods as a distinctive pedagogy . Faculty use chalk and talk method and students are inspired to interact during the sessions and this is considered as class-room participation. During Semester I, students are introduced to the concept of Group Project and Group Presentations. However, for some subjects, individual presentations are encouraged. During PGDM Sem II, students undertake live-projects and off- summer projects and are guided by both internal faculty and industry experts. Students are given assignments and projects based on Excel, SPSS and lab sessions are conducted to inculcate the practice of using technology in research.

The Institute for all its programs has clearly stated learning outcomes for each course to ensure different levels of learning. Dissemination of the Program Educational Objectives (PEO), Program Outcomes (POs) and Course Outcomes (COs) are disseminated to the students and other stakeholders through of various communication tools. The students are communicated the learning outcomes in each course through the course outline developed by the faculty. The assessment pattern is structured in a way by which these learning outcomes are achieved. The results of the assessment are then discussed in the department of the area meetings and wherever the gaps are either in content, pedagogy or assessment method, steps are taken to close it. The Institute is also ensuring that the evaluation techniques keep pace with the changes in the delivery techniques. Open book exams, group assessments, case-based discussions and assessments are a few of the different tools being used to evaluate the students’ performance.

Transition Program – Finance

The objective of the Transition Program was to offer the students stepping into the second year of the PGDM program to transit from the core courses conducted in the first year to specialization courses of the second year. It offered the students an opportunity to obtain focused inputs in their area of specialization.

The duration of the Transition Program was about 10 days and was conducted just before the commencement of the classes of the third semester.

The faculty members offered a snapshot of the various courses to be offered in the third semester. Students were made aware of the pre-requisites for each course.

Mr. Vishal Bhojani, Director & Chief Mentor – Magic Institute of Excellence, shared the importance of networking and people skills, analytical and creative skills, sales and communication skills even in the field of finance.

A series of guest lecture was conducted where industry professionals and experts were invited to address the students on the latest trends and emerging areas.

The guest session series started with a very lively session on Indian and Global debt market by Ms. Lakshmi Iyer, President & CIO – Fixed income & Head - Products Kotak Mahindra AMC.

Mr. Abhyankar, founder of FinQuest, focussed his discussion on transition from traditional finance to financial analytics. He gave great insights on Financial Analytics and discussed innovations in finance. He familiarised the students with open source systems like Python and R and helped the students to build an options pricing program on Google Colab.

Mr. Abasaheb Chavan, a professional banker, introduced the concepts of trade, its evolution and regulatory body in India and abroad. He explained the role of FEMA in detail highlighting the impact on MSMEs as well.

Prof. Tarun Kehair, well known for his subject expertise in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Strategic Financial Management, Accounting and more, conducted live modelling examples for M&A and valuation. Mr. Vikram Sheth gave insights on how funding happens in PEVC and how to value the same.

Mr. Nilesh Jain, partner with an investment banking firm, discussed live industrial cases of NBFC’s, mergers & acquisitions, private equity funds, venture capital, hedge funds giving an insight on the reality in the markets.

Mr. Bharat Kulkarni, State President at CIIMSME, discussed the current trends in fintech industry and strategies adopted by fintech unicorns such as Paytm, Zerodha, PolicyBazar, Billdest and manymore.

HDFC mutual funds also conducted a campus to corporate program for the students as a part of the transition program. The knowledge shared by the speakers on capital markets had set a strong base for the students. The students were briefed on verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

The sessions were highly interactive and the students participated enthusiastically. The session ended with vote of thanks. The guest speakers were presented with a sapling certificate and honorarium.

Outcome

After the completion of the Transition Program, the students were able to:

  • Choose appropriate electives based on the information provided.
  • Understand the current trends in the industry.
  • Assess the career opportunities under various verticals.
  • Acquire skills in specific domain and cross –functional areas.

Transition Program – HR

A. Introductory Session – CEO Address, Careers & Progression

The Transition Session for the PGDM Batch 2020-22 commences with an opening address by the CEO and I/C Director Dr. Madhumita Patil. We welcomed all students and spoke about the objective of the transition that would help students to navigate to their specialised courses. Some important advices and showered the students with tons of encouragement and energy to step up in this new chapter of their lives.

The introductory session was followed by a focussed session for HR students in a separate Link. The Area Chair Dr. Mahesh Luthia welcomed the faculty members of the Area and Students. His opening session touched upon subjects such a student’s journey from campus to corporate and stated the importance and relevance of the field of HR in today’s days and age. Students were explained trends in the field of HR and how they must also focus on developing cross-disciplinary knowledge as HR professionals are truly playing the role of a strategic partner. Students were informed how they curriculum has been upgraded to keep pace with the changing requirements of the industry and digital transformation

Students were introduced to all the courses they would be pursuing in semester three and the focus of these courses. Students were explained new areas of knowledge related to HR that they will be learning in the upcoming years. Current trends in the field of HR were highlighted by the members of the faculty during the session.

B. E4 Sales Capability Building, Mr. Bhushan Lawande, E4 Consulting

Mr. Bhushan Lawande (Founder MD E4 Development Coaching Ltd.) conducted a series of intensive workshops on Sales Capability Building. HR students were also trained on how to Instructional design tools for designing training program and facilitation skills. The sessions were participatory and were a perfect mix of theoretical and practical learning. The students were engaged through lecture, daily assignments and role plays to understand and live through the ‘selling and sales experience’. A final assignment in the form of a test was conducted and the winners were awarded with certificates.

C. Data Visualization with Tableau, Dr. Rashmi Jain

Dr. Rashmi Jain (Associate Professor, Marketing) conducted training program on Data Visualization using Tableau. The aim to program was equip the students with the skills to understand data, draw insights from data and communicate data in a way that is comprehensible and memorable. The workshop also enabled the students to analyze and interpret large volumes of data, create insights and use those insights for creating marketing strategies. Students also developed skills to create interactive dashboards which were highly informative and aesthetically beautiful. The workshop ended with a capstone project.

D. Critical and Creative Skills for HR professionals, Prof. Lipika Koli

The session was initiated with discussion on skills that are essential to be a HR professional in the current scenario. The discussion was supported by a case study which highlighted the importance of various qualities required to be an HR professional. Role and Responsibilities of HR Generalist and its evolution as HR business partner was also discussed in the session. Key activities involved in the process of Talent acquisition such as recruitment, selection, on boarding etc. explained by the speaker.

Students were explained the most sought-after competencies for HR professionals such as problem solving, leadership, technical proficiency, multi-tasking ability and negotiation skills were discussed in detail by the speaker. Current trends in the field of HR were highlighted by the speaker during the session. Concepts such as ethical leadership, skill mapping and hybrid work culture were also explained by the speaker.

The speaker also expressed her views on technological advancements such as Detachment identifier, digital tracker etc. for HR professionals. Emphasis on developing a Creative Thinking approach for HR professionals was recommended by the speaker.

Thus the overall session focused on the key competencies essential for an HR and ways to develop them.

E. Crisis Communication for HR, Dr. Mahesh Luthia

With HR playing an important role in organisational communication, a session focussed on the role of HR professionals, process and tools that could be used for Communication during Crisis was conducted as part of the Transition program. Dr. Luthia focussed on the importance of effective communication skills as an professionals and is one of the most sought after competency.

The session was initiated with the poll. The question mentioned intended to check if the students had prior experience of managing communication in a crisis or not. Discussion on how a business crisis can impact the image or reputation of the company. Business crisis was defined as an unexpected event having a negative impact on the business of a company.

Role of HR in a crisis was highlighted by giving situational examples. How HR plays a role of observer, defender , advocate, counsellor, engineer, and keeper of culture etc in an organization when it comes to crisis management. The Importance and the approach of designing a communication channel inventory to deal with business crises was explained by giving an example of a company going under merger or acquisition. Role of a HR in informing concerned parties such as employees, stakeholders, colleagues etc. about business crises is also a crucial aspect of communication crisis management.

Formation of the Crisis Response Team and its role in management was also stated by the speaker. Mode of communication plays an active role in crisis management. Thus, how HR through various ways such as team meeting , huddle meeting, internal communication etc. was explained by the speaker. Importance of developing HR crisis plans and Mission Critical Activities (MCA)was highlighted.

F. HR Entrepreneurship, Dr. Indira Singh

Many management students take up the journey of becoming an entrepreneur. Developing Entrepreneurship skills is one of the key focus areas at Chetana’s. With this objective a session was organised to help students understand the concept of HR Entrepreneurship.

Role of an entrepreneur was discussed in detail by the speaker. The speaker highlighted the importance of developing a business canvas model as a part of a successful business plan. Various components of the business canvas model such as key activities, key partners, customer segments, customer relationships etc. were explained in detail by the speaker. Further the speaker also spoke about the concept of HR entrepreneurship.

Dr. Indira Singh HR as an entrepreneur plays a very crucial role in organizational management. To study the practical approach of the business canvas model students were assigned the task to make one for HR E services. HR E service as a business model was defined dealing with automation of HR processes of an organization. A case study was also discussed to support the topic. The session highlighted the importance of HR entrepreneurship and business canvas model as a whole.

Students presented an overview of their business model in the second session based on the HR start-up themes.

G. Kill the Lion – Goal Setting for Success, Dr. Mrinali Tikare

Goal setting is a key function that managers need to focus on while driving performance in an organisation. It is important for students to not just understand what goals are set for them, but also the process of Goal setting and its impact on team performance.

Students were asked to perform a fun activity in order to explain the various concepts of HR domain. As the name suggests Kill the lion the students were asked to form a story to kill a lion where lion is symbolized as an employee of organization. Each group of students were asked to choose a company and create a story on that basis. As a part of activity students were asked to create story using specific keywords that highlight the concepts of HR.

The activity helped to understand various approaches used in the field of HR such as system approach, non-motivational approach, psychological approach and biological approach etc. Dr. Mrinali also highlighted the role of an HR in the growth and development of an employee. Students appreciated that they could understand how managers could identify the potential of their team members.

H. The Career Mosaic – For a Progressive Career, Mr. Sridhar Shivaramakrishnan, AD OD, L&T Infotech Ltd.

Career Frameworks have undergone various changes in the past years.

The Workshop on Talent Management started with discussion on skills that are essential to be a HR professional in current scenario. The session touched upon subjects like a student’s journey from campus to corporate, the concept on ‘WH’ questions, career path demonstrations, vertical progressions and horizontal movements.

Aspects that affect employee’s career growth including employee competence, role performance etc were also discussed. Role and Responsibilities of HR Generalist and its evolution as HR business partner was also discussed in the session. Key activities involved in the process of Talent acquisition such as recruitment, selection, on boarding etc. explained by the speaker.

As part of the session students were explained the most sought after competencies for HR professional such as problem solving, leadership, technical proficiency, multi-tasking ability and negotiation skills were discussed in detailed by the speaker. Current trends in the field of HR were highlighted by the speaker during the session.

Concepts such as ethical leadership, skill mapping and hybrid work culture were also explained by the speaker. Speaker also expressed his views on how technological advancements such as Detachment identifier, digital tracker etc. for HR professional.

I. HDFC AMC Sessions

This Campus to Corporate session was put together with an intent to provide a brief overview of Equity & Debt markets, Mutual funds, Investment planning and latest trends in Capital Markets to students from diverse educational backgrounds under one roof. The collaborative effort from the representatives of HDFC to make this session extremely interactive and insightful was the icing on the cake.

The seminar comprised of a group of sessions organized over a span of 7-days beginning from 26th July to 31st July in a phased manner. The first 3 sessions pertaining to Equity, Debt Markets and Mutual funds were conducted by Mr. Sandeep Sanghi wherein students were given an opportunity to understand the nuances addressing the types of markets, types of investors in these markets, a deep dive into risks involved in Debt Markets, SEBI regulations and so on. Mr. Sandeep ensured that the participants were engaged and provided complete clarity on any doubts the students had during the session.

J. Debriefing and Feedback

A debriefing on the transition sessions was held to put together in perspective and make students reflect on the objective of the transition session. Dr. Mahesh Luthia, Area Chair HR, explained how theses sessions will help them in their courses that they will be completing as part of the PGDM programmes.

Students were asked to share their feedback on their learnings through the sessions and how they could relate it to their professional development. Students had divided the sessions and shared their learnings with the faculty members.

Students were informed about the start of academic sessions from 2nd August 2021 and the time table was provided to them. Guidelines on regular attendance, participation, keeping camera on during the lectures and interacting with the faculty was emphasised.

The session concluded with each faculty member expressing best wishes to students. Students were also conveyed best wishes on behalf of CEO and I/C Director Dr. Madhumita Patil and Dr. Nalini Krishnan Program Chair, PGDM.

Transition Program – Marketing

Developing Communication Skills

“The art of communication is the language of leadership”. Communication is an important element that is focused upon while developing ethical business leaders at Chetana’s. A workshop on ‘Developing Communication Skills’ was organized for the CIMR students transitioning into their specialization semester. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed (Communications Expert). The workshop had two components; (1) Elevator Pitch and (2) Goal Achieving and Decision Making. The workshop was designed to equip the 3rd semester students with the basic techniques of drafting elevator pitch for diverse events and to assist them learn practical methods and approaches to goal achieving and decision making. The workshop was interactive and participatory, students were given assignments and the workshop presentation and resources were shared by the speaker.

Data Visualization with Tableau

British mathematician and Tesco marketing mastermind Clive Humby shouted “Data is the new Oil!”, Business Baron Mukesh Ambani agrees! We live in a world increasingly dominated by data. Data is used to make important decisions, to shape business and political policy, and to understand the fundamental workings of nature. But data can be complicated, mysterious, and difficult to understand. With this background a 20-hour comprehensive workshop on ‘Data Visualization with Tableau’ was organized by the Marketing Area and conducted by Dr. Rashmi Jain (Associate Professor, Marketing). With an aim to equip the students with the skills to understand data, draw insights from data and communicate data in a way that is comprehensible and memorable. The workshop also enabled the students to analyze and interpret large volumes of data, create insights and use those insights for creating marketing strategies. Students also created interactive dashboards which were highly informative and aesthetically beautiful. The workshop ended with a capstone project.

E4 Sales Capability Building Knowledge Series

“Sales is not about selling anymore, but about building trust and educating” time tested and the truth in the words of Siva Devaki. To enable the marketing students to understand sales and recognize the importance of selling a 12 hours workshop was organized. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Bhushan Lawande (Founder & MD E4 Development & Coaching Ltd.). The sessions were participatory and were a perfect mix of theoretical and practical learning. The students were engaged through lecture, daily assignments and role plays to understand and live through the ‘selling and sales experience’. A final assignment in the form of a test was conducted and the winners were awarded with certificates.

Transition Program – Operations

Introduction to Semester 3 & SIP experience and Career Opportunities and Progression Networking
- Dr Sandeep Nemlekar and Dr Kamlesh Tiku

Following points were discussed by professors on the said topics,

  1. Students were asked about their SIP experience. Students gave both positive and negative feedbacks about their Summer Internships.
  2. Comparison was made between year 1 and year 2 of our MBA program regarding academics.
  3. Sir gave introduction about the subject’s students will be learning in semester 3.
  4. List of extra courses which are necessary will be shared by sir after entering semester 3.
  5. A session on how networking will fetch different career opportunities.
  6. Some effective tips to use LinkedIn was shared by sir.
  7. How to make first impression when we talk to someone in corporate meetings was also shared by sir.

Campus to Corporate - Prof Hemant Kale

Following points were discussed by professors on the said topics,

  1. How important it is to manage self before managing others?
  2. Self-learning is a continuous process which continues till the end.
  3. Changes in our skill set as we move from campus to corporate.
  4. Changes in our behavioural skill Set-We as leaders, we as professionals, we as a dependable employee, we as a functional expert.
  5. Importance of good body language.
  6. SWOT of ourselves.
  7. Sir had encouraged us to learn 10 new things in next 10 months which will be helpful for our corporate life.
  8. We had carried out an exercise we had to rate ourselves on different skills we are already having or we need to develop.
  9. Importance of leadership.
  10. Re-calibration and reinvention of self.

Workshop on strategy - Prof Hemant Jog

Following points were discussed by professors on the said topics,

  1. Why strategy is required?
  2. Changes due to Covid-19 pandemic.
  3. Why revisit the strategy?
  4. We made a small presentation on Vision, Mission, PESTEL analysis, Porter’s 5 force analysis and made BCG matrix of a company.
  5. How to identify risks and look at the best and worst case scenario?
  6. Red ocean strategy and blue ocean strategy.

Supply Chain and its relation to pandemic - Prof Balashankar Ramdas

Following points were discussed by professors on the said topics,

  1. “Supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link”
  2. Constraints of supply chain.
  3. Supply chain causing problems during,
    • Justinian Plague.
    • Black death.
    • The Spanish flu, 1918.
    • Corona Virus.
  4. Transportation as a vector.
  5. How stopping movements of men and material can be stopped in spreading the disease.
  6. Mitigation strategies.
    • Maritime Shipping
    • Air transport.
    • Road and Rail transport.

A System Approach - Prof Ravindra Kale

Following points were discussed by professors on the said topics,

  1. Overall integration of business, management and enable process.
  2. Output Program: Production Management.
  3. Business Process Cycle.
  4. Management processes are present in each business process.
  5. Cross functional approach in business.
  6. Cascading effect, policy deployment.
  7. McKinney’s 7 “S” model.
  8. Balanced score card.
  9. Linkage between management process.

Transition Program – Systems

Introductory Session on Importance of Systems specialization , Cross Functional Domain Expertise and Industry Expectations
Conducted by Area chair Systems, Prof. Shilpa Kajbaje

The introductory session was conducted by Area chair Systems, Prof. Shilpa Kajbaje on the importance of Systems specialization in various business domains. Various profiles, current IT Trends and cross functional role of Systems managers as a part of Digital strategy for the business was also highlighted during the session..

Students were introduced to all the courses they would be pursuing in semester three and the focus of these courses. Students were also given exposure to the new trends and relevance of these trends to the current Business needs with respect to current scenario and the future changes.

Expectation mapping was done, making students participate in the discussions on importance of certifications, knowledge of business domains and skill sets required.

Key Learnings for the students

  • Systems Specialization Syllabus and the roadmap
  • IT as an enabler for various Business Domains
  • Systems Profiles and Job Descriptions
  • Importance of Integrated learning
  • Tools relevant to each profile
  • Developing roadmap to obtain focused inputs in the area of specialization through multidisciplinary approach

Job Description and various Profile
Conducted by Mr. Bhargav Palankar, Deputy Manager - Business analyst at Profectus Capital Pvt. Ltd.

The workshop was conducted by Deputy Manager - Business analyst, Mr. Bhargav Palankar on Job Description and various Profile.

It was indeed an insightful session. Sir gave us an idea about industry expectations and roadmap to certifications required. Sir also highlighted on proactive approach.

Sir advised to read about various job descriptions and profiles for Systems MBA. Sir suggested to be up to date in each domain and get certified. Sir also gave tips for interview preparations. Sir also talked on importance of cost analysis.

Key Learnings for the students

  • Google Analytics, free course
  • Hands-on practice on DBMS
  • Regular Economic Times reading, current trends of IT
  • Know functionality and show confidence, talk technically and functionally
  • Certifications in order – BA, DBMS, BA Tools, Product Owner, Project Management
  • Studied about various domain
  • Studied about tools which companies are using
  • Importance of staying up-to-date
  • Knowledge about Business analyst, data analyst job roles

Use of Technology for scaling a B2B & B2C Business in various sectors
Conducted by Mr. Vinay Hinge, Managing Partner VH Consulting

This brilliant session on use of technology for scaling up the business was conducted by Mr. Vinay Hinge, Managing Partner, VH Consulting. The topic was covered up with key points like the difference between good and bad manager with lucid examples. The session even covered up the importance of having knowledge about development tools and databases.

Sir, also explained about the IAAS with relative example of Indian Railways, where he discussed about the operational and functional part of it. Further, how curiosity can drive one towards learning was effortlessly highlighted by him. Importance of working on soft skills, keeping oneself updated with the current trends and its use in this technological field was also highlighted in this insightful session.

Students were even presented with the current domestic vs the global market scenario. A detailed comparison between product companies and service companies was also shared with the students.

Key Learnings for the students

  • Encouragement was given for trying hands-on over different apps
  • Got understanding about roles in product and service companies
  • With help of working model of Zomato, we learnt about B2B & B2C business
  • Learnt about use of cloud computing certification
  • Students also came to know about buyer, seller and intermediate point of view from business perspective.

Introductory Session on Career roadmap and various profile for Systems specialisation students, a brief overview and immerging trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Industry Expectations
Conducted by Senior Director of LTI, Mr Yugesh Deshpande & Specialist Consultant of LTI, Mrs Swati Singh.

The introductory session was conducted by Senior Director of LTI, Mr Yugesh Deshpande Alumni of batch 1999-2001 on the various immerging trends in field of Artificial Intelligence. Some of the examples included Smart driving AI clinic, Smart elevators, Accurate diagnosis and many more. He also briefed students with some of IOT concepts and its industrial application with the use of machine learning.

Later on Mrs Swati Singh, Specialist consultant of LTI gave a insights about IKIGAI concepts. The journey of management trainee from junior to senior position was discussed later with various suggestions for certification in IOT and Relational database management system. Students were also given exposure to the new trends and relevance of these trends to the current Business needs with respect to current scenario and the future changes.

Expectation mapping was done, making students participate in the discussions on importance of certifications, current scenario in industry, knowledge of business domains and skill sets required.

Key Learnings for the students

  • Understanding Customer preference and applying customer centric model for innovation of new products
  • IKIGAI concepts
  • Journey from Management trainee to senior officer
  • Artificial intelligence and Machine learning trending applications
  • Insights about various certifications.

Introductory Session on Fintech
Conducted by State President of MSME confederation, Mr. Bharat Kulkarni

The beautiful session was conducted by Mr. Bharat Kulkarni who is State President of MSME confederation, to understand the importance of the buzz word Fintech. Session was very insightful and very useful towards interview preparation for various fintech companies. In this session student also got an idea about how technology is changing the Finance world by its influence.

Sir, has also introduced us towards the significance of technology in the financial firms. In this session we also understand how the crowdfunding platforms, Robo-advisers, Insuretech and regtech, Mobile payments and lending using the new technologies like AI, ML and Blockchain.

Mr. Bharat also focused on what will be the future of the fintech and how the Covid positively affected the process of fintech market and helped to Banking 4.0 to increase in the industry

Key Learnings for the students

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning are understanding transaction patterns
  • chatbots are being used as robo advisors.
  • Applications of Fintech
  • Use of Blockchain in Banking.

Tableau Workshop
Conducted by Mr. Umesh Chaudhari, Data Analyst, Shaadi.com

The workshop was conducted by Data Analyst, Mr. Umesh Chaudhari on Tableau for three consecutive days. Sir highlighted on importance of visualization tool and gave insights on certification courses for making us industry ready.

Students were introduced to Tableau - Why Tableau, Comparison with other business intelligence tools, Tableau public profile, and tableau installation. How Tableau is better than Power BI in market place. Sir guided and helped students in designing different sorts of charts such as bar graphs, scatter plots, pie charts, and cumulative frequency charts, explored Tableau's many capabilities. Converted a provided quantity to a needed quantity, and connected to live data. Implemented dashboard with several sorts of charts and graphs.

The session was helpful in understanding how pivot tables of Tableau makes job easy, creating graphs, charts, formatting and finally creating dashboard.

Key Learnings for the students

  • Created profile in tableau and installed tableau public
  • Learnt about basic applications of Tableau. Why it has an advantage over other tools
  • Learned to import data to Tableau
  • Understood how easily pivot tables job is done in Tableau
  • Creating different types of charts (Bar chart, Line Chart, Area chart and Pie chart), graphs, sorting, labelling, changing axis, formatting
  • Learned about different functions available in tableau
  • Formatting, Scatter plot chart, pareto charts, dual axis, filtering, joins, etc.
  • Data forecasting was also discussed
  • Created and published floating dashboard

Workshop on Test Cases Management with Jira.
Conducted by Mr. Sahil Kadam, Project Manager Scrum Master at Capgemini.

Mr. Sahil Kadam, Currently working as Project manager Scum master at Capgemini conducted a wonderful session with the students. Sir has great 14 years work experience of Test manager/ Scrum master in industry. Also have significant experience of software deliver at client location and customer relationship management. Sir also has worked in HCL technology, Travelex, JPMorgan Chase and Atos. Expertise in product development and software delivery of both in traditional as well as agile methodology, predominantly in BFSI domain.

The session, Sir conducted a workshop full of knowledge on the test cases management with Jira/ALM for a powerful work management tool for all kinds of use cases. In which he briefs about all the requirements and test cases management to agile software development.

Students got insight to the profile, roles and responsibilities of tester and also got families with testing terms and understood working and importance of ALM work management tool. Students got knowledge with the terms of testing, test case management, knowledge about ALM tools, brief information of automation and manual testing, etc.

Key Learnings for the students

  • A complete Overview of Testing and parts of testing
  • Testing management and test organization
  • Test monitoring and control
  • Configuration management
  • Risk and testing in the test management.
  • Defect management while testing
  • Introduction to test management tool (ALM) and its functions

Financial Analytics
Conducted by Mr. Ameya Abhyankar, Founder and Lead Trainer at FinQuest Analysis

An insightful session was conducted by Mr. Ameya Abhyankar, Founder and Lead Trainer at FinQuest Analysis on Financial Analytics for Finance and Systems students.

Sir talked about Traditional Finance vs. Financial analytics and gave us detailed insights to buzz word financial analytics. Sir covered the importance of statistics, regression, probability, high-margin business automation, technology – big data, ML, AI, robo advisors, etc. in finance domains. Sir also explained us the use of data mining in strategic decision-making, benefits and drawbacks of algorithm trading.

Sir guided us on skills necessary for applying AI in Finance. Sir also covered Regression model analysis and how it help in scalability, reusability, automation, saving cost and reducing burden.

Key Learnings for the students

  • Learnt about recent developments in AI
  • Got an idea about career map in fintech industry
  • Roadmap for new learning/ certifications – Tableau, BI, C++, Python, VBA macros, R, SAS, etc.
  • Understood tech systems in finance – CSA, Risk Management, ALM, Stress testing, etc.
  • Wrote small program in VBA
  • Interview Preparation Tips

Introductory Session on Interview tips, Preparation and polishing of resume
Conducted by Mr. Sumedh Sawant, Sourcing Analyst-GEP

The insightful session was conducted by Sourcing Analyst, Mr. Sumedh Sawant on the importance of Resume preparation and polishing. Session was very insightful and very useful towards interview preparation for various companies.

Sir, has also given insights on placement procedures, various job roles and current market scenarios. Also, he has given exposure to the new trends and current market needs with respect to different domains in IT field. Also, students got an idea on how to tackle various questions in interview. For e.g., Weaknesses, Strengths etc.

Expectation mapping was done, how to improve ourselves for company’s aptitude tests, GD, and PI rounds. Resume preparation and polishing has been done. Also, got insights on various certification required, knowledge of business domains and skill sets required.

Key Learnings for the students

  • Tips on preparing and polishing CV
  • Got understanding of various job roles and company expectations
  • Ideas for preparation of aptitude, GD and PI
  • Know company details before sitting for interviews
  • Got insights on different domains in IT fields.
  • Learned how to tackle various questions in PI.

EVENTS & FORUMS

CONVOCATION PGDM BATCH 2018-20

The Convocation Ceremony for PGDM Batch 2018- 20 was held on 4 September 2021 in Virtual mode. Chief Guest Mr Lalit Jain, President Hindustan Power and alumnus of Chetana’s Ramprasad Khandelwal Institute of Management & Research addressed the gathering and shared with the batch rich life- lessons for the corporate world. Around 247 students in PGDM (Marketing, Finance, Operations, Systems and HR specializations), PGDM Marketing and PGDM Retail received their diplomas. Ms Varsha Birader from PGDM (Finance Specialization) received the Presidential Medal, awarded in memory of the Founder President late Shri Madhukarrao Chaudhari . The Presidential Medal is awarded to the outstanding student for academic excellence and overall performance.

International Yoga Day 2021

Since 21 June, 2015, the International Day of Yoga has been an annual, global celebration. The physical, mental and spiritual practice of yoga originated in India. It’s an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well -being.

The reason for picking 21 June as the day for celebrating yoga was on account of the fact that this day marks the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere, This year is mark the seventh edition of International Yoga Day, and in light on the ongoing corona virus pandemic, the theme this year was, ‘Be with Yoga, Be at Home’. This year the focus was on practicing yoga at home with one’s family.

A healthy immune system protects us by first creating a barrier that stops those invaders and viruses from entering our body. We can support our immune system by making conscious dietary choices and also Yoga. So today we first focused on Backward, Forward and Sideward Bending Postures which release stress helps to reduce fat and also build immunity. So we engage our legs, core and hands to boost our metabolism. Also some breathing exercises and acupressure therapy.

In the concluding session we had a Meditation with Positive Breathing Awareness and Allowing our Thoughts to Flow. The practice was aimed to relax you and enable you to have an open and positive mind. It’s very important not to fixate our thoughts on someone or somebody and avoid negative feelings.

The New Trinity for Business Growth

The reset normal has resulted in unforeseen challenges leading to business disruptions. It is the need of the hour to explore how individuals and organizations can improve their Project Management approach, IT security skills and other capabilities to ensure customer centricity and sustained business growth irrespective of the domain.

We are proud to present our knowledge sharing session, “The New Trinity for Business Growth: Customers, Projects and Security” in association with ARCON one of our esteemed industry partners.

This knowledge sharing series would include widely-acclaimed thought leaders, industry professionals, academicians and alumni from Chetana’s Institutes of Management & Research and experts from ARCON.

We are pleased to invite you all professionals current and future to join us for this Virtual summit on 25th and 26th June 2021, 4 pm to 8 pm (IST).

REMINISCENCE 2020

chetanas reminiscence

Chetana’s Annual Alumni Meet, organised by Chetana’s Alumni Network- ‘REMINISCENCE’-a latin word that means, reminding you of someone or something, for instance, sitting with your old friends saying "Yaad hai vo din!", is one of the most happening events wherein each and every Alumnus, right from the first batch of 1981 to the last batch that freshly graduates that year, is invited.

Reminiscence is a day of celebration where the Institute gets to reconnect with its Alumni and feel proud of their success and achievements.

This glamorous night brings back together some long lost friends and professors and creates new bonds and memories to be cherished forever. It is an excellent opportunity that encourages networking amongst Chetanaites across all batches.

As the legacy of this event, the batch completing 25 prosperous years of graduation is felicitated with great admiration as stars of the night.

The night continues with enthralling live performances, delicious cuisines and a lot of dhamaal-masti which leaves an imprint in the minds of all and a yearning for next years Reminiscence.

Come join us as we celebrate our Alumni…

-Chinmay Sawant

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2021

Chetana's Institute of Management & Research

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON

Harnessing India's Resources
to make India Self-Reliant
in collaboration with ASEAN countries

While everyone got comfortable with online classes, there was a need for an intellectual learning mechanism to groom the students and keep them thinking in a virtually oriented environment.

The international conference at Chetana was the perfect opportunity to encourage the students to participate, present, digitally witness and learn about not just one but four different areas of expertise. The discussions and learnings of the conference mainly revolved around “Harnessing India's Resources to make India Self-Reliant in collaboration with ASEAN countries".

The conference began with the address of our Guest of Honour, Prof. CH. Ibohal Meitei followed by the keynote address by Mr. K. V. Rao from Singapore who deliberated on India’s capability to achieve self-reliance and in collaboration with other countries. We were honoured by the presence of Mr. George Abraham, from Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), as our Chief Guest.

For our Supply Chain conclave, we had great speakers like Dr. Chalong Suktong, Mr. Khin Maung Soe, Mr. Ishantor Sobhapandit, and Mr. Krishan K. Batra. There was a thorough discussion on the “India-ASEAN Connectivity & Global Value chain”. The leaders spoke at length with our students about Myanmar’s preference towards China for trade, possibilities of enhancing cultural ties, the impact of trade agreements on the financial markets of the countries, etc.

The ASEAN summit was graced by the presence of six distinguished speakers like Mr. George Abraham, Mr. Laldinkim Sailo, Mr. Lourembam Bikram, IAS Dr. Sriparna Baruah, Mr. Dato Ramesh Kodamal, and Prof. CH. Ibohal Meitei. Discussions on Organic farming and export potential of the North-Eastern states, land road projects under construction, potentials of Bamboo cultivation in the North East, and how improved connectivity can be brought about by highways and digital gateways, were discussed. It kept our students engrossed, waiting for more.

The Agri-Business and Pharmaceutical Conclave imbibed great enthusiasm and courage in our students to think in terms of a self-reliant Agriculture and Pharmaceutical base in India. Dr. Devesh Roy and Dr. Phadke addressed the trade deficit situation in our country, the presence of an innovative eco-system, and agribusiness start-ups. Mr. Koustubh Kanade, Mr. Mudda, Mr. Deborshi Moitra, and Mr. Daara Patel spoke at length about nutraceuticals and immunity, government regulations and norms, and vaccinations.

Overall, it was a very enthusiastic, interest-driven, and enriching opportunity for our students. At Chetana’s we don’t miss any chance to help our students grow and acquire new skills and learn more about the industry to become better future leaders and we promise to keep it going.

For this conference, our supporting partners were:

Manipal University SICCI AIWMI Business Standard NEHHDC Keshari Industries

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2020

International Conference

On

A Water Secure World

January 18, 2020

In association with

Water Resources Department
Government of Maharashtra

January 18, 2020

International Water Conference – A Water Secure World: A Report

Chetana’s Institutes of Management and Research hosted a day-long international conference on a water secure world on the campus, on January 18, 2020. The event provided a forum for researchers and practitioners in the field to share ideas and research.

The event was inaugurated by Dr Madhumita Patil, CEO, CIMR. In her inaugural address, Dr Patil spoke about how the conference was driven by students , outlined the various initiatives taken by CIMR Founder-President, the late Shri Madhukarrao Chaudhari, towards water conservation and management, and also emphasized on the need for water management and security.

After the event was declared open, the keynote speaker, Ajay Popat, President, Ion Exchange India Ltd, showed the students a compelling video based on the vision of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on what the year 2070 would look like if we did not adopt water conservation practices with immediate effect. He took a more technical approach and provided us with facts and figures to stress the serious problem of water scarcity and its consequences for the socio-economic development of the country. After listing out some of the major projects that his company, Ion Exchange India Ltd, had undertaken to increase water security, Mr Popat concluded by saying that water was everyone’s business and that we could make a difference only if we came together in the cause of water conservation.

Niv Pintow was our international speaker from Israel and owner, Livnat Engineering. He focused on the difference between a crisis, a water crisis and a water management crisis. Using Israel as an example, he provided us with the various methods implemented towards becoming a water-secure country. He emphasized on how trust between the people and the government was crucial, and concluded by stating that people would use water conservation techniques once we put a price on water. He was glad to see so many students of Chetana’s Institutes of Management and Research present for the international water conference on a Saturday morning.

Mr Rajendra Pawar, Secretary (CADA), Govt. of Maharashtra, took up Mr Pintow’s point further and explained how Israel did what India was now striving to do. He explained the difference in water demand between rural and urban areas, and threw light on the various water conservation initiatives undertaken by the state government. Mr Pawar concluded by urging the students to act as ambassadors to spread awareness about climate change and the need for water security.

The three speakers were then presented with tokens of appreciation followed by a vote of thanks by Dr Hufrish Majra, Faculty of Marketing at CIMR, who summed up the key takeaways from our speakers and reminded us that water security was ultimately in our hands.

The conference continued with a panel discussion on Innovative Practices in Water Management. The panel – which included Mr Harish Chandar (Director, India tech), Mr Vinay Deodhar (Director, Clean tech solutions), Mr Romiel Samuel (Executive Director, Indus Water Institute) and Mr Milind Murudkar (MD, Saisanket Enterprises) was moderated by Dr. Sandeep Nemlekar (Associate Professor, CIMR).

The panel discussion began with Mr Deodhar telling us about how wastewater should not be considered a waste and the need for shorter transport routes to reduce water wastage. Mr Chandar emphasised on the integration of AI, IoT and Cloud Computing in water management and how technology was the way to sustainable water security. Mr Samuel made us realise about the lack of awareness with regard to water conservation and the various available career opportunities in the field. Mr Murudkar cited examples of various crops and explained how different cultivation techniques impacted water conservation.

Dr Nemlekar then posed questions to the panel.

On whether copying Israel’s practices was the way to go, Mr Samuel responded by saying that although they would benefit India to some extent, there was no single solution and the answer would vary based on the problem at hand. They then informed the students regarding the various career opportunities in the water sector, following by which the panel was opened to questions from the student-audience.

The students then conducted a research paper presentation in three tracks, followed by a valedictory address. The conference elicited participation from academia, industry and government.

(With inputs from Anshuman Singh, Bhavesh Bhole and Thayn Trikannad)

HR CONCLAVE

  Contact: hrconclave@cimr.in
chetanas HR conclave

Trends in Compensation and Benefits driving performance

Chetana’s HR Conclave 2020 ‘Bandhan …. Creating bonds’ in association with VANS Skilling and Advisory was held on 25th January, 2020. The theme for this year was ‘Trends in Compensation and Benefits Driving Performance’, which was inspired by the need for organisations to align their HR strategies and practices with industry 4.0, which has led to the growing importance of Smart Human Resources 4.0 (Smart HR 4.0). There is a need for leaders to adopt a forward-thinking in their HR strategy and practices and design compensation and benefits programs that can attract and retain the right talent and combat talent management challenges.

The forum brought inspirational business leaders and HR professionals to share their experience and best practices on Compensation and Benefits strategies to drive performance and enhance the employee value proposition. Eminent HR leaders, practicing professionals, academicians, and students attended the event. The deliberations at the conclave enabled participants to gain insights on practical solutions and strategies that they could implement to develop a competitive advantage to today’s talent marketplace using compensation and rewards.

The event commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Shri Shridatta Haldankar, President Chetana’s Trust, Dr. Madhumita Patil, CEO, and I/C Director CIMR, Dr. Jayashri Bhakay, Director, CRKIMR, keynote speaker Mr. Anubhav Gupta, Director with Deloitte’s Human Capital Consulting Practice and speakers for the day.

Keynote speaker, Mr. Anubhav Gupta gave significant industry insights about strategic incentives and executive compensation. He also spoke about the need for environmental governance. He inspired the HR aspirants to explore more opportunities in the domain and emphasised on the importance of compensation in any organisation.

The address was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Using compensation & benefits strategy to drive Employee Value Proposition’. The panel consisted of Ms. Shruti Shrivastava, Head of total rewards and HR service excellence at Kotak life, Ms. Vishakha Sawlapurkar ,Cluster Lead for Mercer, Ms. Shilpa Srivastava, HR Head of Allianz global corporate & specialty and Mr. Debashish Majumdar, HR Manager,Performance and reward at Marico Ltd. the moderator for this discussion was Dr. Mahesh Luthia Associate Professor and Area Chair (HR), CIMR.

The introduction of the panellists highlighted the considerable experience and expertise of each speaker in compensation and benefits. In his opening remarks as the moderator, Dr. Mahesh Luthia opened the discussion by asking the panellists to share their experiences on how organizations can create a fascinating employee value proposition in a diverse workforce and how does it get manifested in the whole compensation agenda. The panel discussion revolved around various key areas related to different approaches and challenges around designing a holistic compensation strategy that would help organisations attract and retain talent in the current dynamic environment.

Ms. Shruti Srivastava spoke on how organizations can create a fascinating employee value proposition by adopting a philosophy "Careers for life" where employees can experience opportunities for growth within the organisation. She shared her practical experience on how HR can provide a compelling value proposition to attract young talent and retain the diverse workforce. She encourage students that they must focus on building a strong knowledge-based before they take up a career in the industry.

Ms. Vishakha Sawlapurkar shared her views on how the employee value proposition can motivate employees and the need to identify personas of employees to customize rewards. She also outlined the importance of developing an emotional connect with employees while adopting a total rewards approach in compensation. She shared her practical perspective on how employee engagement can contribute to this process or retaining key talent. While addressing the question on the challenges firms face to address the diverse needs of the current workforce, she explained the role of a strong organisation culture and the importance of aligning performance to pay.

Mr. Debashish Majumdar highlighted the importance of creating employee experiences as a value proposition. He highlighted how organisations can focus on employee experiences while administering compensation and benefits and how these benefits are relevant to the diverse new-age workforce. He also explained how firms are aligning their compensation strategy to meet expectations of the younger workforce joining organisations with technology capabilities and need for faster growth.

Ms. Shilpa Srivastava addressed the question on how compensation and rewards strategy are maintaining a balance between using competitive compensation structures to retain talent within the organisation and managing costs while using outsourcing strategy. She mentioned how firms manage a balance between these two continuums. She emphasised that firms are constantly evaluating on which functions or tasks can be outsourced to achieve efficiency. Core functions cannot be outsourced and hence firms continue to attract, retain and reward talent.

Before concluding the panel discussion each panellist gave valuable advice to students and young budding HR professionals on the need to keep pace with change, learn through experience, develop networks and most important have a clear sense of purpose and values that would help them succeed in the long run. The participants had an opportunity to interact with the panellist during the Q & A session.

After the engaging panel discussion Dr. Chunduru Srinivas, Chief Mentor at VANS, was felicitated for receiving Hon. Doctoral Award, doctor of Excellence in the field of "Management" UCT by Delaware, USA. By Shri Shridatta Haldankar, President Chetana’s Trust, Dr. Madhumita Patil, CEO, and I/C Director CIMR, Dr. Jayashri Bhakay, Director, CRKIMR, The felicitation was followed by Dr. Srinivas address on flexible pay. He shared interesting examples on how organisations can design effective compensation structures to address employees of different generations and having different needs. He emphasised that firms have a more pragmatic approach while designing pay structures while keep life events into consideration.

The post tea session comprised of two expert speakers from the industry. Ms. Elizabeth Paul, Sr. Vice President – Human Resources at Clover Infotech Pvt. Ltd. spoke on concepts related to variable pay and how it can drive performance across different roles. She shared practical challenges that firms are facing while designing variable pay structures especially in a competitive environment.

Mr Kunal Patel, Sr. Manager Tata international Ltd. gave an interesting presentation on the Balance Sheet Approach in international compensation during employee mobility. He demonstrated the impact of differences in price index between India and Singapore on expat pay.

HR Conclave 2020, ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Indira Singh followed by the National Anthem.

Why to Attend:

chetanas HR conclave

Insights from Expert Speaker and Panel Discussion

Networking

chetanas HR conclave

Expert tips and business solutions from the Industry leaders

HROPSYS 2018

chetanas HROPSYS

“Predicting the future isn’t magic, it’s Artificial Intelligence” – Dave Waters

HROPSYS, a synergistic event of HR, Operations & Systems, was held at Chetana’s Institutes of Management & Research on 26th September 2018 on the theme “Intelligence to Artificial Intelligence”.

Dr. Madhumita Patil, CEO, welcomed the Chief Guest, Mr. Amitabha Sinha, Partner – Leadership Consulting & Board Advisory Practice, Cornerstone Group. Mr. Sinha elucidated various aspects of AI such as the value propositions for businesses, opportunities & limitations that it holds. By providing everyday examples, he demonstrated AI having a promising future but with vastly unexplored territories.

For panel discussion, speakers included Ms. Mobina Kakajiwala, HR Business Partner, Beckman Coulter Inc, Mr. Lalit Popli, IT Head, ICICI Prudential AMC Ltd, Mr. Ashok Asawale, CISO & VP, Partner Collaboration, Mahindra IT and Mr. Shyam Iyer, Founder & CEO, 60Bits Consulting, along with moderator Mr. Vinay Henge, CMO, GoFrugal Technologies Pvt Ltd. The discussion revolved around changing employee dynamics, industry 4.0, automation by organizations at various levels and future of intelligence in the age of artificial intelligence.

For the concluding session, Mr. Yasir Arafat, CTO, Macksofy Technologies Pvt Ltd highlighted the security concerns related to AI that gave the audience some food for thought and an important question to ponder upon – How do we ensure that AI remains safe and beneficial in future?

ARTHANAAD 2019

chetanas arthanaad

At a time when scams have become synonymous with banking and financial institutions, Chetana’s Institutes of Management and Research’s Finance forum flagship event, “Arthanaad 2019” themed as ,” NBFC Crisis – A Reality Check” aimed at educating the business leaders of tomorrow about the challenging yet promising NBFC sector. The industry relevant topic would provide the much-needed exposure to the participants. The event held on November 22nd at the campus premises was declared open by Dr. Madhumita Patil, CEO of CRKIMR and CIMR.

Mr. Chunduru Srinivas (Founder & CEO, VANS Skilling & Advisory) conducted a highly interactive and informative MasterClass on about the NBFC Sector. He covered the entire gamut of the NBFC sector including their origins, importance, business model and the issues leading to the present-day crisis through several industry relevant case studies

The event also witnessed a panel discussion on the current challenges facing the NBFCs and the way forward. The panelists included Mr. Sujan Sinha (Former MD, Shriram Housing Finance), Mr. Satish Mehta (Founder & CEO, Athena Advisors), Mr. Deepak Agrawal (Sr. VP, Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund), Mr. Kamlesh Kumar Taneja (GM, Central Bank of India). Mr. Ashish Jha (Former Associate Director of CRISIL Ltd) moderated the panel discussion. The panel during the course of its deliberations reflected on NBFC’s contribution towards the lending system of our country and how its existence was paramount to a country like ours where the formal banking sector cannot reach. The panel reiterated the vital role of NBFCs in driving the economic growth of India and that “failures of few companies shall not undermine the entire sector”. The students got the opportunity to learn from the best minds drawn from the world of finance.

ELIXIR 2019

chetanas elixir

Chetana’s Institutes of Management & Research marked the 27th successful year of its flagship General Management event ELIXIR, in all its glory. The theme “START-UPS: Trends and More” drew its relevance from the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship and increase in the numbers of budding entrepreneurs.

The event witnessed inspirational speeches by the Chief Guest Mr. Shailesh Dhuri, Executive Director at Decimal Point Analytics and Guest of Honour Mr. Uday Wankawala, CEO- Atal Incubation Centre, who exhorted the students to recognise their strengths and potential as an entrepreneur.

One of the exciting features of Elixir 2019 was the Inter-Class Startup Video Contest wherein the students of PGDM and MMS presented some innovative ideas for setting up their own start-ups. Students of MMS-B were declared Runners Up while Students of PGDM-A took home the Winner’s Trophy.

A Panel of established Start-up Leaders and Esteemed Alumni of Chetana’s, Mr. Mohit Palhade, Mr. Anurag Mundra, Mr. Randhir Roy, Mr. Suraj Mohan & Moderator Ms. Azmat Jagmag shared their experiences and motivated students to believe in themselves, innovate, test their ideas, be passionate and keep learning from their failures.

VIPANAN 2019

chetanas vipanan

Vipanan – 2019, an annual marketing event of Chetana’s Institutes of Management & Research was held on 23rd November 2019 in the institute premises. Theme of the conference was ‘“Predictive marketing analytics to meet the expectations of Gen Z”. The event was sponsored by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (B.P.C.L.)

Conference was inaugurated by our CEO, Dr. Madumita Patil. It featured number of eminent industry experts who spoke & guided students on the conference theme through their addresses & panel discussions. Mr. Anand Bhatia, CMO – Fino Payments Bank was chief guest for the event. He dwelled on evolution of marketing analytics and especially predictive analytics. He also explained how predictive analytics is helping them in banking industry to cater to the needs of Gen Z customers. Mr. Rohan Sharma, Head-Analytics, Reliance Industries Ltd was Guest of Honour. He explained to students various live applications of Predictive analytics techniques in Marketing.

This was followed by Panel discussion. Panel comprised of eminent persons from different fields viz. Dr. Sunil Lakdawala, Adjunt Faculty, S.P. Jain School of Global Management, Mr. Venkatesh Iyengar, Founder & CEO Tathawamasi Consulting Lt., Ms. Preeti Jadhav, VP-Revenue, Vidooly, Ms. Ms. Azmat Jagmag, Founder, Masala Chain & Ex- CMO, Zee Telefilms. This Panel discussion was ably moderated by our Faculty Dr. Hufrish Majra Associate Professor of Marketing. It was an interesting discussion covering unique characteristics of Gen Z, their needs and how we could use Predictive analytics to take care of these needs. Initially, the topic was introduced by the moderator followed by opening comments from each of the panellists. Ms. Preeti Jadhav explained how organizations are using the right tools and solutions for collating data and implementing various strategies. Ms. Azmat Jagmag talked about how predictive analytics help improve content distribution. She gave lot of instances to substantiate for the same. Mr. Venkatesh Iyengar clarified how successful or unsuccessful is predictive analytics in enhancing cross-selling and up-selling opportunities. Lastly, Dr Sunil Lakhdawala mentioned how could better analysis of optimal campaign channels and content be made through predictive analytics.

This event culminated into ‘Brand Quiz’, sponsored by B.P.C.L. It was anchored by professional quizmaster – Mr. Runal Dahiwade. More than 100 teams participated in qualifying rounds. Out of these 51 teams made it to the semi-final and ultimately six teams reached the Grand Finale. Quiz had very interesting & tough questions. Teams were cheered by capacity crowd of students. Top three teams were awarded Top Prize, 1st Runner- up & 2nd Runner Up.

Overall, it was very informative, interesting & participative event.

CHALLENGER 2019

Challenger is an annual sports and cultural event held at Chetanas. The event witnesses a very enthusiastic response from the students of both the senior and junior batches. The sports event, planned entirely by the non-teaching staff of the Institute has a variety of indoor and outdoor sports activities for both boys and girls. Innovative games such as book hunt and theme related poster competitions also are highlights of this event. The three-day event culminates with a grand cultural extravaganza where student perform skits, dances and other variety programs.

CONVOCATION 2019

The MMS and PGDM batch, 2016- 18 of Chetana’s Institute of Management & Research had a magnificent convocation ceremony on 16 Feb 2019, at CIMR auditorium.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Hemant Songadkar, CGM - NABARD congratulated the students for their accomplishments and encouraged them to stay focused on carrying forward Chetana’s legacy of ethical leadership. He also highlighted how success is the culmination of hard work, perseverance and competence.

Chetana’s CEO, Dr. Madhumita Patil proudly presented the Annual Report of 2018-19, mentioning the different milestones in the institutes’ journey towards excellence and administered the oath.

The Directors conferred the graduation degrees/diplomas upon a total of 101 MMS, 176 PGDM and 59 PGDM-Marketing students and the meritorious students were felicitated with medals. The presidential award, in memory of the Founder President Late Shri Madhukarrao Chaudhari, for best academic performance, was received by Ms. Amruta Desai in MMS and Mr. Anvay Kuvalekar in PGDM, who sent a clear message to all that the future certainly belongs to those who believe in their dreams and turn it into reality through relentless efforts.

MARATHI DIVAS CELEBRATION

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

In the era of globalisation, strategic alliances and international exposure is mandatory. It is important for students to appreciate cultural nuances and gain insights into academics in other countries. This gives them a better understanding of the global marketplace. CIMR Students' interaction with students from leading universities LA- Trobe University, New York State University and Swinburne Australia is a common feature at CIMR. Students from other countries during interaction bring a unique flavor to the campus with graduate degrees in various fields and international work experience which add to the diversity and peer group learning.

CSR ACTIVITIES

In association with Tata Technologies; Organized by Tata Sons / Tata Sustainability Group

Date & Day of Activity: 21st Sept 2019, Saturday

Time of Activity: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Venue : Chimbai Beach ,Bandra West ,Mumbai

Name of Activity : “Swachhata Hi Seva 2019” campaign

Name of Co-ordinator from Chetana’s Institute: Prof. Ruchika Garhwal (CRKIMR)

SPOC from Tata Technologies: Mr. Akhil Airan

SPOC from Tata Sons: Ms. Sneha Powar / Ms. Kinjal Jain

Faculties participated on the day of Activity: Prof. Geeta Shetti(CRKIMR), Prof. Seva (CIMR) , Prof. Ruchika Garhwal.

Faculty Guide & Support for the Activity: Dr. Sandeep Nemlekar (CIMR)

Names of Students coordinators:

Description of the Activity: Swachhta hi Seva 2019 was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mathura on September 11, 2019. The Swachhta hi Seva 2019 theme is ‘plastic waste awareness and management’. The campaign is being organized from 11th September to October 2nd 2019, as the Swacha Bharat Mission (SBM) is poised to dedicate an ODF India to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. The launch of SHS was organized jointly by the central Departments of Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Government of Uttar Pradesh. In order to contribute to the above campaign Tata Sons had organized a Beach Cleaning activity under Tata Sustainability Group. Mr. Akhil from Tata Technologies approached Chetana’s Institute to participate in this massive drive.

Total 52 student volunteers and 3 faculties from Chetana’s Institute of Management & Research participated in the activity. The students had reached the location at 8.30 a.m. They were provided with Gloves by Tata Technologies. Other employees from Tata Group were also present for Beach Cleaning. Everybody was enthusiastic towards the contribution to the society. Chetana’s students started cleaning the beach at 8.45 a.m. till 10.45 a.m. They overall enjoyed the activity. Later students were provided with snacks by TSG after the activity was completed. Also video bytes were taken by Tata Group of the students.

Following were the terms between Tata Technologies and Chetana’s Institute of Management & Research for the Activity as per the email sent by Mr. Akhil from Chetana’s.

  • The Beach cleaning activity would take place on 21st Sep, 9-11 am at Chimbai Beach, Bandra West. Tata Sons would provide and bear for the activity and snacks for the students.
  • The students participation would be approx.. 30-40 students, max. 50.
  • In branding, Chetana’s Institute may use Tata Logo, Tata Technologies logo and other creatives related to the activity ( Swachhta hi Seva 2019, content etc.)
  • Tata Technologies would provide the certificates to students.
  • Hashtags #SHS2019, #TeamTata, #ThisisTata, #TataEngage can be used
  • Provide us with a formal letter from colleges to allow Tata Sons to take pictures and videos/bytes of students during the drive.
  • Travel of students would be arranged by colleges itself.
  • No other financial transactions involved in the activity.

As per the communication by Ms. Kinjal, more than 40,000 kgs of garbage was collected from Chimbai Beach after the activity. It was indeed a grand success.

The entire activity was Guided and Approved by Dr. Madhumita Patil Ma’am (CEO , CIMR / CRKIMR) and Prof. Suhas Gharat (I/C Director ,CRKIMR)

List of Students participated in the activity:

PG-A
PG-B
PG-C
PG-D
       
Manasi Nehate Ankita Suvarna Mahima Udar Saurabh Gupta
Chinmay Sawant Ritik Mishra Nidhi Dedhia Shreyas bhamburkar
Siddharth Jain Mahavir Sain Riya Desai Manisha mishra
Ekta Upadhyay Divyang Chheda Kritee Srivastava Riya singh
Sajal Sharma Tanya Gupta Akash Wankhede Shubham Dhere
Abhishek Kumar Ujjwal Kumar Dey Mihir Mevada Dhiraj yadav
Sanoja Kejriwal Sheetal Ghugare Jitesh Parab Jai Kothari
Rohan Rajput Aishwarya Satavase Yesh Pathak Chinmay Toshniwal
Seemin Kazi Manvi Shah Manan Shah Nupur Bulbule
Niki Hemani Harsh Parekh Meet Doshi Harshita maloo
Hardik Vasa Mrunali Bhanushali Sachin poojari Sharon Singh
Rishikesh Shinde   Gaurav Shingare Kunal Parab
Tanmay Shinde     Adesh chavan
      Shivpriya Iyer
      Vishesh Goel
      Ammar Sayyed

INDUSTRIAL VISIT

chetanas industrial visit

The study tour of CIMR is an approach to develop fact based learning. It is a process initiated to reduce the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge. Students are taken to various industrial sites during the study tour to enhance experiential learning. During the study tour students explore the organization (the company they visit) with reference to Marketing, Finance, Operations, Systems and HR issues. Students are then required to have a discussion in their respective classes on return. This helps them understand and connect dots of the industry that makes an organization. Such activities both in classroom and on field develops social sensitivity, analytical and problem solving approach amongst students.

Student Research Papers

PGDM Program

Batch Title Student Publication
2016-18 A Study of the Impact of Curry Festival to Promote and Penetrate Maggi Coconut Milk Powder.
  1. Nandita Yadav
QUEST, Journal of Management Research, CRKIMR, March 2018. Vol. IX. Issue I. (Page 68-73) ISSN 0976-2000
2018-20 Artificial Intelligence: The Good, The Band and The Piratical.
  1. Disha Bhatia (PGDM-C)
  2. Anushka Pathgaonkar (PGDM-C)
  3. Ankeeta Mane (PGDM-C)
  4. Sumit Dhyani (PGDM-C)
Journal of Management Research, CIMR, March 2019. Vol. XI. Issue I (Page 36-45) ISSN 0976-0628
2018-20 Blockchain 2.0- Future Implementation in Private Industries.
  1. Saurabh Awasti
  2. Rishab Rathi
  3. Sanket Joshi (PGDM-A)
Journal of Management Research, CIMR, March 2019. Vol. XI. Issue I (Page 63-70) ISSN 0976-0628
2018-20 The Impact of Celebrity Endorsements on the Buying Behaviour of the Millennials.
  1. Trupti Agarwal (PGDM-B)
  2. Mihir Kamdar (PGDM-C)
  3. Sweta Bhanushali (PGDM-B)
Journal of Management Research, CIMR, September 2019. Vol. XI. Issue II (Page 66-74) ISSN 0976-0628
2019-21 Quality Monitoring Mechanisms
  1. Tejas Tawadia(PGDM-C)
  2. Onkar Rane
  3. Manoj Vitekar
Journal of Management Research, CIMR, March 2020. Vol. XII. Issue I (Page 33-42) ISSN 0976-0628
2019-21 The Use of Technology in Water Management
  1. Avina Ganpule (PGDM-A)
  2. Vaibhav Dudhat (PGDM-A)
  3. Rohan Vengurlekar (PGDM-A)
  4. Dr. Hufrish Majra
Journal of Management Research, CIMR, March 2020. Vol. XII. Issue I (Page 47-53) ISSN 0976-0628
2019-21 Managing Water Security through Shower and Faucet Aerators in Urban Cities.
  1. Jitesh Parab (PGDM-C)
Journal of Management Research, CIMR, September 2020. Vol. XII. Issue II (Page 35-39) ISSN 0976-0628
2020-22 Managing Work-Life Balance: Role of HR in ASEAN Countries.
  1. Dr Mahesh Luthia
  2. Vaishnavi Gotmare
  3. Shreya Amar Kadam
  4. Aditi Avinash Salvi
  5. Rituja Sanjay Tore
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2020-22 Key Factors That Influence Learning & Development in an Organization.
  1. Vaishnavi Gotmare
  2. Rituja Tore
  3. Ashika Jain
  4. Shristi Kumar
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2020-22 Competency Based Training
  1. Sneha Chowdhury
  2. Shubham Kadam
  3. Aasavari Velankar
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PGDM (Marketing) Program

Batch Title Student Publication
2016-18 Comprehensive Marketing Plan of Mapro Foods Pvt. Ltd.
  1. 1. Pritesh Choudhari
QUEST, Journal of Management Research, CRKIMR, March 2018. Vol. IX. Issue I. (Page 44-48) ISSN 0976-2000
2018-20 An Empirical Study of Consumer Perception towards Scope of Artificial Intelligence in Offline Grocery Retail.
  1. Harshavardhini Patil
  2. Komal Patil
  3. Ajinkya Vidhate
  4. Nachiket Salve
Journal of Management Research, CIMR, March 2019. Vol. XI. Issue I (Page 23-28) ISSN 0976-0628
2018-20 Blockchain 2.0- Future Implementation in Private Industries.
  1. Saurabh Awasti
  2. Rishab Rathi
  3. Sanket Joshi
Journal of Management Research, CIMR, March 2019. Vol. XI. Issue I (Page 63-70) ISSN 0976-0628
2018-20 Book Review- The Portfolio Book of Great Indian Business Stories.
  1. Komal Patil
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2019-21 Quality Monitoring Mechanisms
  1. Tejas Tawadia
  2. Onkar Rane
  3. Manoj Vitekar
Journal of Management Research, CIMR, March 2020. Vol. XII. Issue I (Page 33-42) ISSN 0976-0628

Workshops & Industry Sessions

Finance

The workshop on Valuation & Financial Modelling

Ms.Prachi Ganu has conducted a 12-hour workshop on Valuation and Financial Modelling. It was conducted in two days 6-hour each day. The workshop included hands-on working on Excel to build a basic Financial Model from scratch, including Projections. Based on the projected financials, students learnt how to construct a DCF Model and arrived at the Value of the Business.

The Finance Students of Semester IV attended this workshop.

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Grievances : Form | Committee

CALL US : 022 62157800/01/02/03

Mandatory Disclosures : Mandatory | AICTE Approvals

FAX : 022 26423392
EMAIL US : CIMR email

Contact Us : Chetana's Institute of Management and Research New Bldg Survey No. 341, Govt. Colony Bandra East, Mumbai 400051