Dignitaries Visited at JIMS

Special Guest Lecture by Ms. Miriam J. Carter on 21st August 2018

A Special Guest Lecture was delivered by Ms. Miriam J. Carter, author, educator, Director and AVP at Jindal Steel and Power Limited on 21st August 2018 on the topic “Global Perspectives on Skills Development of Entrepreneurs” for PGDM & IB First Year Students. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General, JIMS Kalkaji gave the welcome address and Dr. J. K. Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji along with Dr. Preeti Singh, HOD, PGDM(IB) gave the vote of thanks.

8th Subir Raha Memorial Lecture on 13th July 2018

PGDM & PGDM (IB) students of batch 2018-2020 with faculty attended the annual Subir Raha Memorial Lecture organized on 13th July 2018 in the ONGC auditorium. Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, President of Global Research Alliance, former Director General of Council Of Scientific and Industrial Research was the Chief Guest, Dr. Uddesh Kohli, Chairman Emeritus, CDC, Mr. Dinesh K Saraf, President Global Compact Network India and Mr. Kamal Singh, Executive Director, Global Compact Network were the dignitaries who shared their valuable thoughts with the audience.


The lecture began with Dr. Mashelkar extending a warm welcome to the wife Late Mr. Subir Raha by presenting a shawl. With a huge round of applause the audience welcomed Dr. R. A. Mashelkar for the Memorial Lecture titled “Assured Inclusive Innovation: Path to CSR 2.0”. Dr. Mashelkar explained the importance of role of innovation in CSR by being:


A- Affordable

S- Scalable

S- Sustainable

U- Unique

R- Rapid

E- Excellent

D- Distinctive


The lecture concluded with a question answer session by Dr.Mashelkar followed up by Dr. Uddesh Kohli thanking the dignitaries and audience for participating in an enriching session. The event was appreciated by audience as it made them to innovate on the CSR initiatives.

Special Guest Lecture by Dr. Urvashi Makkar on 8th Nov, 2017

In continuation with its special guest lecture series, JIMS Kalkaji organised a special guest lecture on 8th November, 2017. The topic for the day was Leadership Agility in VUCA Environment. The distinguished speaker was Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director General of GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research. Dr. Makkar is a seasoned academician with a knack of entrepreneurial spirit and persistent passion for continuous learning. The lecture was graced by the valuable presence of Director General, JIMS Kalkaji Cdr. Dr. Satish Seth and Director JIMS Kalkaji, Dr. J K Batra. Crd. Seth welcomed the guest with an introductory speech which set the beginning of a very entertaining, interactive and value adding session of two hours. Dr. Makkar explained the VUCA environment. VUCA is an acronym used to describe the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Volatility is the quality of being subject to frequent, rapid and significant change. In a volatile market, for example, the prices of commodities can rise or fall considerably in a short period of time, and the direction of a trend may reverse suddenly. Uncertainty is a component of that situation, in which events and outcomes are unpredictable. Complexity involves a multiplicity of issues and factors, some of which may be intricately interconnected. Ambiguity is manifested in a lack of clarity and the difficulty of understanding exactly what the situation is. Dr. Makkar told about the technological disruption which we all are experiencing in social, professional, economic and business environment. The agility and promptness with which the young leaders need to respond to this situation is the need of the hour. In the end Dr. Batra proposed a vote of thanks to the dignified guest and all who made the lecture a success.

Guest Lecture on 3rd Aug, 2017

In its constant endeavor to promote and enlighten students with innovative and enriching ideas, JIMS Kalkaji organized a guest lecture on 3rd August 2017. The speaker for the day was Mr. Kamal Singh, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network India. He had been on the Board/Sub-Committees of several renowned organizations/institutions. With this rich experience he always tried to contribute beyond business towards Human Capital Creation. This day he talked on “Industry Expectations from Management Students”. He illuminated the students with examples of the prominent leaders of Indian corporates like Hero group of companies, Reliance Industries, Arcelor, Mittal and many others. The Success Mantras in the leaders as he pointed out are passion to win, creativity and innovation, efficiency, interpersonal relationship and communication skill, flexibility and constant urge for knowledge. Such an encouraging talk charged up the budding managers and showed them their way to future.

Guest Lecture on 31st July, 2017

A Guest Lecture was organized at JIMS Kalkaji on 31st July, 2017.  Dr. V.H. Manek Kirpalani, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, John Molson School of Business Concordia University, Montreal, Canada was the guest speaker. Dr Kirplani is known for his Research and Publications and has authored more than 200 publications.  He delivered lecture on “Born Globals”.  Born Globals have the capability to compete internationally and have the skills to launch and grow global firms with a competence to create global niche.  Dr Kriplani explained all the dimensions of international trade and economies.  He also highlighted concepts of shadow economy; purchasing–power parity and role of various industries in contribution towards GDP of the nation. He motivated students for exploring the globe for developing better understanding of foreign economies and trade practices. 

Special Guest Lecture on 17th March, 2017

In continuation of the Special Lecture series, the students of PGDM and PGDM (IB) had a Special Guest Lecture on 17th March, 2017 by an eminent speaker Mr. Rajiv Sachdeva, Former Managing Director, Siemens Power Engg. Pvt. Ltd. on the topic “Make in India”. He discussed about various schemes launched by the Govt. of India for the betterment of the economy such as Make in India, Skill India, Digital India, and Start-Up India.

Mr. Rajiv discussed that Make in India is an initiative launched by the Government of India to encourage multi-national, as well as national companies to manufacture their products in India. It was launched by the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi on 25th September 2014 with an objective to focus on job creation and skill enhancement in various sectors of the economy. He also spoke about the initiatives taken by the Govt. for foreign direct investment, unpredictable tax policies and difficult regulatory environment. He explained students the vision of Digital India programme in areas of electronic services, products, manufacturing and job opportunities etc which is centred on three key areas – Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen, Governance & Services on Demand and Digital Empowerment of Citizens. Mr. Rajiv also discussed in depth about the move of Demonetization and concluded that initiatives such as the ‘Make in India’ program have borne early fruits. The changes can be seen and this will definitely have a positive impact on the country as well as the economy. Overall the lecture was quite engaging and fruitful to students.

9th JIMS Annual Distinguished Leader Lecture

The 9th JIMS Annual Distinguished Leader Lecture was delivered by Shri Alok Kumar Verma, IPS,Commissioner of Police, Delhi on 17th January, 2017 at Sri Sathya Sai Auditorium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. The topic of the lecture was “Role of Youth in Nation Building, with Special Focus on Self Discipline and Leadership”.Inauguration of the event was marked by performance of Saraswati Vandana by students of JIMS, followed by ceremonial lighting of the lamp by Shri Alok Kumar Verma, Chief Guest, Dr. Amit Gupta, Chairman, JIMS and Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General, JIMS.

In his welcome address Dr. Amit Gupta, Chairman, JIMS appreciated that inspite of his very busy schedule, Shri Alok Kumar Verma who is currently holding the prestigious position of Commissioner of Police, Delhi has taken out time to be with us for delivering the important lecture meant for role of youth in the nation building. Dr. Gupta also apprised the chief guest about the steady growth of JIMS group of institutions in Delhi/NCR and Jaipur in Rajasthan.

Shri Alok Kumar Verma highlighted the role of youth in the nation building and emphasized the need for transparency between youth and the law enforcing agency like the Police. He focussed on the fact that youth are the catalyst for change and it is imperative that they contribute to the process of nation building with their hard work and commitment. He said that there is a need for the youth to shoulder the weight of the growing nation which is growing at a great speed and providing immense opportunities to the youth to show their talent, capabilities and skills. He gave several anecdotes from various dilemmas he had to face in the line of action, addressing various issues within the police force and perilous law and order situations. He aimed at bridging the divide between the citizens and law enforcing agencies like police for smooth conduct of day-to-day affairs. Shri Verma mentioned the challenges being faced by the police and mentioned that police as law enforcing agency is always concerned with the welfare and safety of the citizens.He also mentioned about the ethical and moral behavior required to be shown by the people and the duties of the police personnel within the purview of the boundations of the law.He concluded his lecture by reiterating that the youth should continue working for the development of nation, ensuring that the country marches and the economy is strengthened by the actions of the youth of India. Shri Verma also answered some questions from the students and the audience regarding role of ethics in police working and judiciary and the role of the citizens in helping the police authorities for maintenance of better law and order. He also replied to a question that if the citizens and the police work & behave within the boundaries of the laws, better environment would always prevail in the society, with police trying to be more responsible and forthcoming.

Dr. Amit Gupta felicitated Shri Alok Kumar Verma with a shawl and a JIMS memento. The event concluded with Dr. Satish Seth giving the vote of thanks.

The event came to an end with serving of light refreshments served to all.

Guest Lecture on 17th Nov, 2016

A Guest lecture was organized by JIMS Kalkaji on 17th November 2016. The session was delivered by distinguished guest Dr. Sumita Ketkar, University of Westminster on the topic “Managing and leading Diverse Team”. During the session, she discussed about diversity in the corporate world and our society. She told various positive aspects of diversity and inclusiveness as productivity, creativity, equality, cohesiveness in society, culture enrichment and more job opportunities. She made students aware about different strategies of promoting inclusion as type of communication, reflection of ideas and diversity to be aligned with goals. With her immense knowledge and expertise, the session was very enriching and greatly contributed to the overall learning experience of the students.

Special Guest Lecture on 19th Oct, 2016

A Special Guest lecture was organized by JIMS Kalkaji on 19th October 2016. The session was delivered by distinguished guest Mr. A.P. Singh, IGP and Resident commissioner of Himachal Pradesh in New Delhi. During the session, he discussed about public administration, federal structure, and education system of India.He enlightened the students’ horizons starting from the history of India, which involved ruling strategies of East India Company and related it to the future of India. He also had thrown light on the higher education with respect to employability skills of the students. He discussed on how India can become an entrepreneurial society by creating a pool of investments. Everything was stated with interesting global facts on these topics with quantitative figures.With his immense knowledge and expertise, the session was very enriching and greatly contributed to the overall learning experience of the students.

Special Lecture Session on 23rd Sep'16

A team of distinguished professors from prestigious UK universities visited the campus on 23rd September, 2016.  Dr. Mojisola Olugbode from University Of Plymouth, Dr.Tapas Mishra from University of Southampton, Dr. Hugh Colaco from Aston University, Mrs. Maggie Anderson from University of Northampton and Dr. Ahmad Mlouk from Staffordshire University. Their discussions revolved around the topics of Finance and Accounts, Economics and HR. The session was most interactive and interesting to all present.

Special Guest Lecture on 3rd Sep, 2016

In continuation of the Special Lecture series, the students of PGDM and PGDM (IB) had a special guest lecture on 3rd September, 2016 by an eminent speaker Mr. Anuj Agarwal, Chairman, Centre for Research on Cyber Crime and Cyber Law. He took an interactive session on the topic “Cyber Crime and Cyber Law” and explained students that due to increase in the number of netizens, misuse of technology in the cyberspace is clutching up giving birth to cyber crimes at the domestic and international level as well. He talked on various aspects of cyber stalking, hacking, email spoofing, watering hole attacks, botnet, skimming, phishing, ransomware, intellectual property crimes, cyber squatting and financial crimes. While at one side users of computer system and internet are increasing worldwide, certain precautionary measures should be taken by netizens while using the internet which will assist in challenging this major threat Cyber Crime. It is under these circumstances Indian parliament passed its “INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2000” to have its exhaustive law to deal with the technology in the field of e-commerce, e-governance, e-banking as well as penalties and punishments in the field of cyber crimes. Overall it was a very interactive and informative session for the students.

Guest Lecture on 14th April, 2016

A Special Guest Lecture was organized in the Campus Auditorium on April 14, 2016 on the topic: 'Stress Management' by Ms. Tarannum Salman, a renowned psychologist. Pressure to perform well academically, to manage finances and relationships, and lack of time are just some of the stressors students face.  Stress can be a good thing when it acts as a motivator, helping you to accomplish your goals. Success, in turn, builds confidence in your ability to manage even more stress in your life. We all respond to stress differently so, there’s no “one size fits all” solution to managing stress.Powerful strategies for managing stress and striking  a healthy work life balance was discussed. Various tips like playing sports, writing diaries and practicing hobbies were highlighted as solutions to eliminate stress. 

Special Guest Lecture on 8th April, 2016

A Special Guest Lecture was conducted on the topic “Rising to your Potential in a Corporate Career- Uncovering Your Inhibitions”, by Mr. Pawan Malhotra, Founder, Thinking Partners on 8th April,  2016 in the campus auditorium. Mr. Pawan Malhotra has worked with companies such as Al Futtaim,  PepsiCo, Mahindra Lifespaces just to name a few.  He discussed many professional traits of a personality like punctuality, discipline, hardwork, humanity and emotional intelligence with most  interesting examples during the session. Videos on self-motivation that were shared reiterated and highlighted how to overcome the obstacles of the corporate world and to be ethical in all aspects of business endeavours. Overall, the lecture was found to be most useful for the students.

JIMS-Special Lecture on 10th Dec, 2015

In continuation of the Special Lecture series, the students of PGDM and PGDM (IB) had a special guest lecture on 10th December 2015 by an eminent speaker Mr. P Dwarakanath, Advisor -Group Human Capital Max India Limited. He took an interactive session on the topic “Current Issues and Challenges in HR”. He explained students that the HR function has been changing over the years and more businesses are realigning it so that they can best manage and grow their company cost effectively. While at one side, unemployment is hovering over the economy in India and abroad, companies are mourning over not being able to find the skilled workforce and sometimes, filling a single vacancy may take months of head hunting. He highlighted various HR Issues like recruitment, retention, motivation, leadership development, and culture and also guided students on how to frame their learning graph so as to emerge as successful managers. Overall it was a very interactive and informative session for the students.

Special Guest Lecture on 17th Nov, 2015

The students of PGDM and PGDM(IB) had a special guest lecture on 17 November 2015 by an eminent speaker Dr. Surat Singh, International Lawyer & Advocate, Supreme Court of India. He took an interactive session of the Judiciary and constitutional laws of India and explained the relationship between the Judiciary and Government and also spoke on how the confrontation between the two can be avoided. He emphasized that independence of Judiciary is essential for upholding the rule of law and it has happened many times in the parliamentary history of India where Judiciary interfered to safeguard the Constitutional provisions and public interest from corrupt Government legislations. Overall it was a very interactive and informative session for the students.

Special Lecture Series on 10 September 2015

In continuation of the "Special Lecture Series", a special guest lecture was organized by JIMS in collaboration with FIEO in the campus auditorium on 10th Sep, 2015. The eminent speaker for the session was Mr. Amit Budhiraja. This interactive session aimed at assisting in choosing an appropriate method of payment, covered all methods of payments that an exporter has to experience while conducting an export transactions. The participants got an overview of documentary credit operations, rules including the Uniform Customs and Practices for Documentary Credits( UCP 600), role of issuing Bank, and beneficiary Banks etc. The lecture was attended by 20 delegates from the industry.

Special Lecture Series on 10 February 2015

A guest lecture on "Current developments/trends in Online Marketing, Retail Marketing and B2B Marketing" was held for PGDM & PGDM (IB) students by Mr. Rohit Churamani, Managing Director, i3 Research Consultants on 10th Feb, 2015. This special lecture session enlightened students on the upcoming digital marketing trends. With information exchange on the buzzing theme of online shopping, the dimensions and strategies were discussed for emerging markets.

National Education Day-Special Lecture Series (2) on 12th Nov'14

In continuation of the "Special Lecture Series", JIMS Kalkaji on the occasion of National Education day organized a lecture on "Careers in consulting" by Dr. Sunil Abrol, President, Institute of Consultancy & Productivity Research. The topic of the lecture was relevant on the day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of independent India. Dr. Abrol in his lecture advised the students to acquire the skills set necessary to get success in this VUCA world. He shared different career options in consulting available for them in this fast growing and dynamic global economy where the scope of services and consulting is increasing everyday.


To begin with the 'Special Lecture Series' JIMS Kalkaji, New Delhi invited Mr. Anil Sinha – Regional Director – inclusive Business South Asia, World Bank on 17th October 2014. The topic of the lecture was "Promoting Inclusive Growth in SAARC Countries through Strategic Investments/Development". It was highlighted by Mr. Anil Sinha that the South Asia is the world's least integrated region in terms of Regional Trade. Inclusive growth is essential for the South Asian countries and World Bank is supporting these countries in this direction. Mr. Sinha shared the barriers of documentation, infrastructure, political issues etc. of regional trade among South Asian Countries. He made the audience aware of the Regional Trade Facilitation and Regional Investment Facilitation initiatives of the World Bank to improve the Regional Trade among these Countries.

He strongly emphasized on the inclusive growth of India and South Asia for the economic upliftment of the common man. At the end of the lecture, questions from the audience were answered by Mr. Sinha. This lecture was very interactive and informative. More lectures in the series are planned for the benefit of students.


The 7th Annual JIMS "Distinguished Leader" Lecture was held at Sri Sathya Sai International Auditorium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on Wednesday 26.02.2014. Hon'ble Former Lt. Governor, NCT of Delhi, Shri. Tejendra Khanna, delivered the lecture. Dr. Amit Gupta, Chairman, JIMS, Directors of Kalkaji, Lajpat Nagar, Vasant Kunj and Greater Noida campuses attended this special event. The Commemorative lecture was attended by the students, faculty and Staff members of Kalkaji, Lajpat Nagar, Vasant Kunj-I&II and Greater Noida campuses.

Eminent Leader Arun Jaitley, Hon'ble MP delivers Special Lecture on CSR to JIMS faculty and staff.

Arun Jaitley addressing a gathering at JIMS.

Message of Smt. Sheila Dikshit,Ex Chief Minister, Delhi

Smt. Sheila Dikshi visited JIMS on Delhi 30 Aug 2008. She gave Lecture on A goldmine called Education & Youth.  

"Within a short span, JIMS has carved a niche for itself and established itself as a premier institutue.

I wish them all luck & success."


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