Faculty Development Programs
FDP on Research Methods and Data Analytics
Faculty Development Programme (FDP) was held in Kalkaji Campus from 14th to 26th May 2018 on Research Methods and Data Analytics .It aimed at enhancing the teaching and research skills of faculty, researchers and trainers. It added value to their core competency and enhanced their operational efficiency in the usage of statistics and interpretation of research data of the participants. This provided an insight to predictive analytics. The resource persons were academician and experts from the field of data analytics in the corporate world.
The FDP was designed to develop an understanding of data analytics tools and techniques used for fact based decision making with the use of software R and R Studio and advanced Excel. R is more than a statistical package as it provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modeling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering etc.) and graphical techniques. It helped the participants to apply proper research methodology and improve the analysis by applying statistical tools through R programming and advanced Excel.
The learning outcomes were selection of appropriate research tools to ensure validity, reliability and sensitivity through visualization and interpretation, understand the significance of Parametric and Non Parametric test, descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics and its application in creating solutions and technologies, data applications and analytics through R and Excel.
FDP on “Case Study Method” on 16th December 2017
A one day Faculty Development Program (FDP) was organized by JIMS Kalkaji on 16th December 2017 on the topic “Case Study Method”. The FDP was conducted by Dr. (Prof.) Deepak Tandon, Professor (Finance and Accounting) IMI, Delhi. Dr. J. K. Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji greeted Dr. Tandon and gave welcome address. It was attended by faculty members from all the campuses of JIMS ie Kalkaji, Vasant Kunj , Greater Noida and Lajpat Nagar. The FDP helped Faculty Members to gain an insight about Case study method of teaching as a pedagogical tool in teaching methodology, as this method has become an inherent part of course curriculum both at the National as well as International level.
Dr. Tandon started by differentiating between Case studies v/s Research Papers. He shared his views on different ways of doing a case study in a class so as to have more participation from students in classroom. He also emphasized on writing quality research papers. Case writing is an art and a story telling making the audience thirsty for the product .Content, compatibility, multiple perspectives, explicit/Implicit concepts are tenets of case teaching & writing. Cases could be single instrumental, collective or intrinsic case type. Interview based case study always sells better than the secondary data interpretation of a Company/ Corporate.
The highlight of this FDP was the way in which Dr. Tandon interacted with each of the faculty members to find out their interest areas and suggested them relevant topics for writing research papers which can be published. He then discussed his own research experience for different organizations which was valuable to everyone present in the FDP. An authored and published Ivey Publishing case titled Canara Bank turnaround by The Chairman & Managing Director Shri RK Dubey was dissected and dwelt upon alongwith how to write Teaching Note.
Dr. Tandon gave inputs on creating cases and also provided faculty members with specific points for writing the cases. Overall, the session was quite informative and beneficial for all the faculty members and has made a pathway for them to write case study and research papers in quality journals.
FDP on "Use of Data Analytics to Detect and Prevent Financial Fraud"
Faculty Development Program on "Use of Data Analytics to Detect and Prevent Financial Fraud" was delivered by Dr. Swapna Sen, Assistant Professor, JIMS, Kalkaji. Dr. Sen took up a couple of cases to illustrate how machine learning is helpful for fraud detection.
With an ever-increasing use of the internet for shopping, banking, filing insurance claims etc., these businesses have become targets of fraud in a whole new dimension. Fraud has become a major problem in e-commerce and a lot of resources are being invested to recognize and prevent it. Traditional approaches to identifying fraud have been rule-based. This means that hard and fast rules for flagging a transaction as fraudulent have to be established manually and in advance. But this system isn’t flexible and inevitably results in an arms race between the seller’s fraud detection system and criminals finding ways to circumnavigate these rules.
The modern alternative is to leverage the vast amounts of Big Data that can be collected from online transactions and model it in a way that allows us to flag or predict fraud in future transactions. For this, Data Science and Machine Learning techniques are the obvious solution.
The fraud detection models that were discussed were based on decision trees, random forest and logistic regression approaches. Open source R programming Language was used for the analysis.
The session was overall value adding. The faculty members found data collection and analysis to be helpful for them, not only for the purpose of fraud detection, but also for various other applications in their respective research work.
FDP on " Business 2025: Sustainable Business Strategies” on 9th Dec, 2017
Faculty Development Program on “Business 2025: Sustainable Business Strategies” was conducted by Dr. Komal J Khatter, Associate Professor, JIMS Kalkaji on 9th Dec, 2017. The major focus of the FDP was on updating the current and upcoming trends in strategies adopted by big organizations for achieving sustainability in an enterprise with minimal negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. She discussed about the drivers of change for Business 2025, and how would business evolve in the next decade, highlighting the major characteristics of the Business 2025 as Global bazaar, Cautious Capitalism, Territorial Dominance, and Regional Market Place. She included few videos on how top companies are adopting sustainability strategies. Finally, she concluded on the note that businesses should focus on Value proposition, Go-to-market strategy, Innovation strategy, and People strategy for bringing sustainability.
FDP on Research Methods and Data Analysis using SPSS & AMOS from May 22nd -27th , 2017
JIMS Kalkaji organized a one-week Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on ‘Research Methodology and Data Analysis Using SPSS & AMOS’ in association with QT Analytics, a statistical consulting, training and education provider. The FDP was conducted by professional experts and eminent academicians from 22nd – 27th May in our Kalkaji Campus. Participants varying from research scholars to academicians and industry experts were from reputed corporates like National Stock Exchange and colleges like Ramjas College, Institute of Economic Growth and Bhimrao Ambedkar College, Delhi University, Kurukshetra University, PAU, Ludhiana, University of Lucknow, BR Ambedkar University, Delhi, Amity University, DAV Institute of Management, Faridabad, BVIMR, New Delhi, Periyar College, Greater Noida , Amity University.
Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General JIMS Kalkaji and Dr. J. K Batra, Director JIMS Kalkaji welcomed Dr. Prabhat Mittal , QT Analytics, all the delegates and resource persons like Dr. Neelam Tandon, Associate Professor, JIMS Kalkaji, Dr. Timira Shukla, , Professor, JIMS Kalkaji and Dr. Preeti Singh, Professor, JIMS Kalkaji. They spoke on elements of ‘Good Research’ and importance of research methods and statistics in the field of research.
The FDP focused on skill development for Data Management by using statistical software packages like IBM SPSS 19.0 and AMOS. The training modules were specifically designed to provide comprehensive information about research methods, developing research proposals, hypothesis testing and data mining by using regression analysis. The programme emphasized on hands-on training in the SPSS lab. The tools and techniques pertaining to ANOVA, Chi-square tests, Regression analysis, Factor Analysis and SEM were covered in depth with exercises, assignments and presentations to make the session interactive.
The one-week FDP came to an end with a formal valedictory session which was graced by Prof. (Dr.) V. K Kaul, Professor of Business Economics, Head and Dean, South Campus, Delhi University. He addressed the participants about the importance of research in teaching career and appreciated the institute efforts in organizing such a research workshop. He along with the Director General, Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth and the Director, Dr. J. K Batra distributed certificates and momentos to the participants. The Programme Convener, Prof. (Dr.) Timira Shukla proposed a vote of thanks to all the participants for their inputs and experience-sharing at the end of the programme.
FDP on Case Based Methodology on 6th May, 2017
A Faculty Development Program on ‘Case Based Methodology’ was organized by JIMS Kalkaji on Saturday, 6th May 2017. Prof. Harsh V. Verma from FMS, Delhi University and Dr. Ekta Duggal from Moti Lal Nehru College, Delhi University conducted the program. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General JIMS Kalkaji and Dr. J. K. Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji welcomed the guests. The main purpose of this FDP was to train participants in participant centered case based methodology of engagement in class. Prof Harsh Verma in his first session explained the importance of achieving effectiveness in the class through case study in a teaching programme. He highlighted how the role of case based methods is different from other methods thereby explaining its suitability in classroom teaching. In the second session, Dr. Ekta Duggal discussed the manner in which a case should be explained to the students and analyzed so that they get a fairly good idea of the path through which the analysis can be developed. The case study by her was “Comparison between different kinds of pampers for babies”. The third session was conducted by Prof Harsh Verma who explained how to develop and write pathological and decision cases. In the last session he took up a case on “Veet- From Sticking to Knitting to knitting to Stick”. Finally he summarized the proceedings. Overall the session was very informative, interactive and well presented.
Faculty Development Programme on 15th Dec, 2016
A Faculty Development Programme on “Researching Emerging Markets For Enhancing India’s Exports in Goods and Services” was organized by Jagannath International Management School (JIMS) Kalkaji in association with Federation of Indian Exporter Organization (FIEO) on Thursday, 15th Dec 2016.Dr. Tamanna Chaturvedi from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade(IIFT) was the Guest Speaker for the FDP.
Dr.Tamanna Chaturvedi was given a warm welcome by the Director General Dr.(Prof.)Satish Seth .Dr.Chaturvedi discussed the importance of choosing right products and right markets in order to be successful in foreign markets. It was emphasized that in order to be successful in International Markets,Indian firms need to explore Emerging Markets in Africa,South East Asia and South America.Further,the guest speaker elaborated the significance of National Tariff Lines of foreign countries that exporters can use to their benefit. Dr.Tamanna further guided the faculty members to do research to identify the gap areas of different products and services for exports which will be of immense benefit to faculty members in Management Discipline as there are good opportunities of research in this area of International Business.
The session ended with a vote of thanks by the Director Dr.J.K.Batra.
Faculty Development Program on “ISO 9001:2015”
An FDP was organized by JIMS Kalkaji on 1st October 2016 at the JIMS Kalkaji Auditorium. Mr. Ajay Kumar (CEO, Quay Audit and Certification (India)) updated the faculties on the latest changes brought about in Quality Management System by the fourth revision in ISO standards.
Mr. Ajay provided an in-depth knowledge of Quality Management System. Starting from the historic background when the ISO was established in 1979 to the laying of first quality standards in 1987, he said that till date this is the fourth revision. The earlier three were in the year 1994, 2000 and 2008. The fourth revision done in 2015, emphasize on continual improvement. He discussed that earlier it was sellers market and the emphasis was on PDCA (Plan, Do, Check and Act) but now it is buyers market which seeks for P2DC2A (Plan & Prepare, Do, Check & Correct and Act). He informed that under ISO 9001:2015, seven principles are emphasized upon and these are: Customer Focus, Leadership, Engagement, Process Approach, Improvement (Continous and Continual), Evidence Based Decision Making and Relationship Management.
In all it was a great learning experience for all the faculty members. The faculty from all the four campuses i.e. Kalkaji, Greater Noida, Vasant Kunj and Lajpat Nagar participated in the FDP taking the strength to 150 participants and making it a great success.
FDP on Educating the Entrepreneurs from 13th to 15th July 2016
A Faculty Development Programme on ' Educating the Entrepreneurs ' was conducted at JIMS Kalkaji from 13th- 15th July, 2016 in association with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). The programme was designed to facilitate the educators of entrepreneurship to bring innovation into the classroom and thereby motivate the students into considering the option. The concept of online teaching and App – based learning and interactive methodology related to various facets of entrepreneurship viz opportunity recognition, business modeling and business plan went a long way in blending the theory with the practice. The programme was ably conducted by eminent NEN facilitators, Mr Raj Bhatt and Mr Sanjay Kapoor. The main objective of the programme was to provide necessary product training for facilitators to implement Entrepreneurship Educator’s Programme (EEP. The programme focused on the specific entrepreneurial knowledge and skill requirements such as creative thinking, communication, risk taking and resilience and helping students to become successful entrepreneurs creating new job opportunities.
The overall objective of the programme was achieved by creating the necessary platform for teachers to contribute to the entrepreneurial eco- system on their respective campuses.
Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on‘Research Methodology and Data Analysis Using SPSS & EVIEWS’ from 20th – 26th June, 2016
JIMS Kalkaji organized a one-week Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on‘Research Methodology and Data Analysis Using SPSS & EVIEWS’ in association with QT Analytics, a statistical consulting, training and education provider. The FDP was conducted by professional experts and eminent academicians from 20thJune to 26thJune 2016 in our Kalkaji Campus Conference Room. Participants varying from research scholars to academicians and industry experts were from reputed corporates like National Stock Exchange and colleges like SRCC, College of Vocational Studies and Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi, Rukmini Devi Institute of Adv. Studies andBharti Vidyapeeth Institute of Management Research, Delhi, RICS SBE Amity University,Noida, Tilak P.G. College and Maharishi Dayanand, P.G. College, Rajasthan. The FDP focused on skill development for Data Management by using statistical software packages like IBM SPSS 19.0 and EVIEWS.The training modules were specifically designed to provide comprehensive information about research methods, developing research proposals, introduction to hypothesis testing and data mining by using regression analysis. The programme emphasized on hands-on training in the SPSS lab.
The valedictory function was presided by the Director General, Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth and the Director, Dr. J. K Batra who distributed certificates to the participants. The Programme Convener, Prof. (Dr.) Timira Shukla proposed a vote of thanks to all the participants for their inputs and experience-sharing at the end of the programme.
JIMS FDP on 31st Dec, 2015
A faculty development program has been conducted on 31.12.2015 at JIMS Kalkaji. The resource person of the FDP was Prof (Dr.) Ajay Pandit from Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi. Sir delivered a splendid talk on "The case study method of teaching" and discussed a case on "A fall before rising: The story of Jai Kumar (A)". He also gave tips on conducting a successful teaching and learning programme. He also highlighted on the concept of teaching as science or an art and the skills necessarily required for a case based teaching. He indicated the importance of participative and collaborative learning along with learning from failures and learning from past experiences of self and others.
FDP on 'Basics of writing a Research Paper"
A faculty development program on 'Basics of writing a Research Paper" was conducted on 30th June 2015 by Dr.Tariq Ashraf, University of Delhi (South Campus). Faculty members from all JIMS campuses participated in the FDP. The FDP started with discussion on how to frame a research paper with suitable objectives, literature review, pen research findings and conclusion. Various styles of citation were also explained. He also talked on the "Role of E-resources in Teaching Learning and Research" and focused on a number of online databases of research study.
FDP on "Applications of Research techniques in Management"
An FDP was conducted on "Applications of Research Techniques in Management" on Tuesday, 13th January 2015 by Dr. Namita Rajput, Associate Professor in Commerce, Sri Aurobindo College, University of Delhi. The focus was on the research techniques which should be applied to test the hypothesis. She explained research tools, the regression model, its benefits, applications and limitations. She also explained the testing method as to what was the best fit while applying the model. The participants did the exercise simultaneously on their laptops step by step through EXCEL and gained enough knowledge to apply the tests on practical and real situations.
FDP on "Opportunities for Research in Social Sciences with ICSSR"
An FDP on "Opportunities for Research in Social Sciences with ICSSR" was conducted on Friday 19th Dec, 2014 by Dr. Reena Marwah, Senior Academic Consultant, ICSSR Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. The focus was on funds available with ICSSR and on the various subject disciplines and priority areas in which these could be granted to Researchers and Institutions. Dr. Reema told that ICSSR has several priority areas of research and even travel grants are given for paper presentations in International Conferences abroad. ICSSR provides fellowships to individuals in various categories such as doctoral, post doctoral and senior fellowships.
FDP on Team Building
An FDP on "Team Building" was conducted on Friday 01st Aug 2014 from 1000 to 1230 hours by Dr. Kavita Singh from FMS, Delhi University. The FDP was most effective as it created awareness of the need to develop key team building skills which are essential for managers. The session was marked by conduct of a simulated activity session wherein the tenets of team building were practically communicated. An important lesson drawn was that a good team must be able to identify the issues faced and address the challenges directly so as to reap the benefits of synergy. Overall it was an interactive session and very stimulating.
Faculty Development Programme on "Motivating the Motivators"
A faculty development program on the topic "Motivating the motivators" was conducted at JIMS, Kalkaji on 4 March 2014 by an eminent professor of Delhi University, Dr. Vinod Kumar. It was a highly interactive session focusing on the methodologies to be used by the faculty members in order to make teaching interesting and motivating for students. It was an interesting session full of practical examples and videos.
Dr. Vinod Kumar highlighted that in the current economic scenario which is characterized with Liberalization, Globalization, technological advancement and cross-cultural diversity etc. the teachers are also required to update their knowledge continuously. He advised the teachers to be the mentors and become Role Models for the students leading them to the path of success.
Creating Awareness of Entrepreneurship amongst Students
A Faculty Development Programme on "Creating Awareness of Entrepreneurship amongst Students" was conducted on 7th September, 2013 by Mr. Vikas Rajput, Entrepreneurship Educator. Faculty members from all JIMS campuses participated in the FDP. Mr. Rajput spoke on various issues like obstacles in starting up an entrepreneurial venture, financing options and evaluating risk factors. The FDP envisaged transformation of an unemployed youth into a budding entrepreneur, backed by encouragement and guidance of faculty members. Mr. Rajput provided insights to the faculty members on exploring the option of starting a small business enterprise which may be a manufacturing or service oriented unit.
Faculty Development Programme (17-18 July 2013)
A two day Faculty Development Programme was organised for JIMS, Kalkaji BBA and PGDM faculties on various topics like -
- How to Write a Research Paper
- CSR/Ethical Governance
- Coaching and mentoring
- Inter-personal communication
Eminent Speakers like Mr. Vivek K. Sharma, Head-Trg and Quality, Max Bupa Health Insurance, Dr.(Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director, JIMS Kalkaji and other PGDM faculties took the sessions.
FDP on "SPSS and its Applications"
Faculty Development Programme on Staistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and its applications was conducted on 2nd March 2013.
An FDP on "High Impact Presentation Skills" was conducted on 17th November, 2012
An FDP on "High Impact Presentation Skills" was conducted on 17th November, 2012 by Mr. Ignace Hindrick, Senior Consultant, India Consult, India and Belgium. HODs and faculty members from all JIMS campuses participated in the FDP. Mr. Hindrick spoke about the techniques of making effective and powerful presentations. He cited example of Steve Jobs and also showed some of his winning presentations to illustrate various presentation styles.
Emerging Issues in International Business Environment
A Faculty Development Programme on "Emerging Issues in International Business Environment" was conducted on 8thSeptember, 2012 by Prof. B. Bhattacharyya, ex-Dean IIFT, New Delhi. Directors, HODs and faculty members from all JIMS campuses participated in the FDP. Prof. Bhattacharyya spoke on various issues like the global economic downturn, the euro- crisis and economic convergence. He highlighted the need for sustainable innovation to tide over the grim economic situation.
Revisiting Corporate Strategies in the Continuing Global Economic Crisis
A Faculty Development Programme on "Revisiting Corporate Strategies in the Continuing Global Economic Crisis" was conducted by Mr. Veer Sagar CEO,Selectronics Equipment and services(P) Ltd. on 15th October,2011. Around 40 faculty members from all JIMS campuses attended the program. Mr.Veer Sagar spoke on the various strategies which organization could adopt to tide over the adverse impact of the economic issues for the PGDM course faculty.
A faculty development program on "Corporate Governance" was conducted by Prof. CV BAXI, eminent expert from MDI on 17th September, 2011. Prof. Baxi highlighted the importance of corporate governance in public and private sectors. He interpreted the social responsibility of organizations and its actual implementation in real life. He gave examples of BHEL and telecommunication sector. It was an enhancing lecture with examples from real world.
FDP on "Case Writing & Method of Teaching"
A two week AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on "Case Writing and Method of Teaching" was conducted by JIMS Kalkaji from 14 Jun to 26 Jun 2010. Around 25 faculty members from AICTE approved professional and management colleges participated in the FDP. Distinguished academicians and industry managers such as Dr.(Cdr.) Satish Seth, Prof. Raghuvansh Mathur, Prof. Ajay Pandit, Prof. K.P. Ramakrishnan, Ms. Jyotsana Rajan, Dr. Pooja Khanna, Dr. Neelam Tandon, Mr. Sumit Chaudhary, Prof. S.C. Sharma, Prof. V.P. Arora, Prof. Naresh Gupta and Mr. Hari Parmeshwar conducted the various sessions. . Their talk and analyses on different case studies was extremely informative and enriching. They also shared their industry and research experiences which provoked immense interest and interaction amongst our faculty members.
FDP on "Change Management"
A faculty development program on "Change Management" was conducted by Dr. Nitish Sengupta, Chairman, Board for Reconstruction for Public Sector Enterprises on 18 Jan, 2011. Dr. Gupta from his experience highlighted the importance of change management in one's personal and professional life. He interpreted the relation of knowledge and teaching profession. He gave examples of Margaret Thatcher and Dhirubhai Ambani as to how well they anticipated changes and prepared their strategies to tackle the change and be victorious. It was an enhancing lecture for improving the pedagogy at the Institutes.