National Finance Seminar on 24th March, 2018
The emergence of innovative financial technology, higher appetite for recent concepts like cryptocurrency, increasing use of blockchain , incorporation of chatbots , use of humanoids by banks and the growth of crowd funding or market place funding or Person to Person lending , are some of the key present developments that have changed the way the banks and financial institutions interact with their customers . These technological developments have created immense opportunities for new entrants apart from banks, to disrupt traditional business models and changed the financial landscape of India. With this background JIMS Kalkaji organized a day long National Seminar on “Impact of Disruptive Technological Innovations on the Financial Landscape of India” on March 24, 2018.
The program was graced by the presence of eminent personalities - Prof. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General JIMS Kalkaji, Prof. Dr. J K Batra, Director JIMS Kalkaji, Mr. Sujoy Choudhury, Senior Customer Relationship Manager – Asia Microsoft Limited, Mr. Lohit Vatsa, Chartered Accountant and Executive Director, Vatsa and Co., Mr. Eish Taneja, Chartered Accountant and Managing Partner of Eish Taneja & Associates, Mr. Bipin Pal Singh, Deputy Vice President, Transaction Banking, Axis Bank, Mr. Atul Verma, Assistant Vice President, Transaction Banking, Axis Bank. Ms. Jyoti Kukreja, Assistant Professor, JIMS Kalkaji, opened the event by welcoming one and all. The guests and dignitaries were greeted with floral bouquets. The auspicious Saraswati Vandana and Lamp Lighting marked the ceremonial commencing of the event. Dr. Seth delivered the welcome address, introducing the concept of technological disruption and how it has impacted all facets of our lives. Economic life is also no exception and we are all ready for the coming changes. He set the stage for the speakers who unveiled the topic from various perspectives.
Mr. Sujoy Choudhury explained whether digital disruption a fad or really long lasting. In fact technological innovation is not a new concept. Society has witnessed changes towards modernization time and again. He cited examples from indtoduction of ERP softwares in the late 1990s. Replacement of fax by email was also not less than any revolution. Presently, the CRM projects attempt to trap all the customer touch points to get a 360 degree view of the customer services. This gives a much better control on the business. For example, the retailers can have the right stock available at right time in the right store. Mr. Eish Taneja educated the audience with blockchain technology. It is not bitcoin, but the technology behind is going to be the next generation internet. The tamperproof, distributed ledger mechanism can address many of the issues of online value transfer and public transaction and distribution. Mr. Lohit Pratap Vatsa talked on crowd funding. Population is our strength, rather weakness. A little contribution from many has the power to transform our whole social fabric. He elaborated on the different modes of crowd funding, thereby highlighting the key role of communication technology to make the framework all the more efficient and effective. Mr. Bipin Pal Singh talked about the constructive and disruptive effects of technology used in banks. He nicely pointed out how long lines are replaced by online banking, conventional banking by convenient banking, physical payments by plastic cards, branch banking by phone banking and an ongoing list of continuous changes. He updated the audience about the current project of radio frequency sensing of vehicle, which can enable a car to pass the toll booths at a speed of 100 Kmph. He also explained the flip side of technology and in connection elucidated the mechanism behind recent PNB fraud scam.
Dr. J. K. Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji proposed a vote of thanks, to all the dignitaries and eminent speakers. He expressed his gratitude to all his teammates across the organization which serves as a symbol of all round success and inspiration. He described the National Finance Seminar to be a great accomplishment in providing deep insights on the phenomenal growth achieved by the Indian Fintech sector and specifically how increased access to Internet and social media, coupled with the explosion of smartphones, tablets and computers, has resulted in ushering in swift, automated and efficient financial services solutions.
National Seminar on “Relationship Marketing- Opportunities and Challenges” on 3rd February, 2018
JIMS Kalkaji organized a National Seminar on “Relationship Marketing: Opportunities and Challenges” on 3rd Feb, 2018. The Seminar started by invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General, JIMS Kalkaji in his inaugural address posited about incorporating ‘design-thinking’ in products and services being offered to the rural audience.
Mr. Anurag Sharma, General Manager – Clarks India, Guest of Honour highlighted the significance of relationship marketing in emerging economies. He raised the perspectives on the evolution of relationship marketing and understanding the various issues associated with it. He elaborated the 80:20 rule and the significance of Customer Pyramid in relationship marketing. Ms. Bhavna Kapur in her ‘Strengthening Relationship’ theme categorically mentioned that consumers and employees are equally important for the organization. She highlighted the examples of how relationship marketing is carried forward at HCL Technologies. In the first technical session, Mr Anurag Sharma, ignited the audience by sharing his thoughts on “Enhancing Business Performance through Relationship Marketing”. In the second technical session, Mr. Rajshekhar Malaviya, CEO, Promodome Communcations, mentioned how advertisement and digital marketing can be linked with the relationship marketing. Following the discussion, Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Business Head, PCS, Reliance Retail, elaborated the process of relationship marketing along with the latest techniques adopted for the same.
Dr. J. K Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji proposed vote of thanks and enlightened the gathering that Relationship Marketing is no more an option; it is a growth destination.
National Seminar on ‘India's Exports: Role of MSMEs and Impact of GST’ on November 22, 2017
Micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a key role in national development for both developing and developed nations. MSMEs increase competition, generate employment and develop entrepreneurship while boosting economic vitality at the community level and creating sustainable livelihoods. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been heralded as the biggest indirect tax reform in India after Independence. With this background, JIMS Kalkaji with the Federation of Indian Export Organizations, organised a National Seminar on ‘India's Exports: Role of MSMEs and Impact of GST’ on November 22, 2017.
The inaugural session of the program was graced by the presence of the Director General & CEO, FIEO, Mr. Ajay Sahai, Managing Committee Member, FIEO, Mr. T S Ahluwalia, Director-General, JIMS, Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth and Director, JIMS Kalkaji, Prof. (Dr.) J K Batra. In his welcome address, Cdr. Seth set the stage for an informative and value adding session by briefing on the positive impact of GST on MSMEs and economy as a whole. He stressed on the points as ease of starting business, reduction of tax burden on new business, improved logistics and faster delivery of services, elimination of distinction between goods and services. Mr. Sahai talked at length on the role of exports on SMEs. It is easier to access new export markets than it was three years ago. To promote exports from India, governments at both center and state have provided various exemptions and incentives to exporters under the current indirect tax regime. Mr. Ahluwalia also stressed upon the exports and the impact of demonetization on the MSME sector. Though there had been temporary job losses in the labor driven sector, but ultimately this would increase the revenue in the long run.
The technical session in the second half of the program had eminent speakers Dr. S. P. Sharma, Chief Economist, PHDCCI, Mr. Mohit Gupta, and Dr. A. K. Sengupta, Chair Professor, JIMS. Dr. Sharma elaborated on the increasing contribution of MSME to India's growth and the issues and challenges faced by them in exports. Mr. Gupta touched upon the practical aspects and bottlenecks of GST implementation. Dr. Sengupta highlighted on MSME's potential in the export market. He specially pointed at the products like souvenir items, sport goods, khadi materials, handmade paper, honey etc. which have good demand in the international market.
The seminar left all updated about the impact of GST on MSME and Indian export sector. Dr. Batra concluded the session by proposing a heartfelt vote of thanks to all.
National HR Seminar On “Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility and Sustainability” on 16th Sep, 2017
A National Seminar on “Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability ”, was conducted on 16th September, 2017. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General, JIMS Kalkaji gave welcome address in which he highlighted the importance of the topic in current scenario. Mr. Kamal Singh, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network India, Guest of Honour, highlighted the way companies have achieved ethical standards and addressing the concerns and expectations of Stakeholders. He highlighted the importance of corporate governance that can be built to enhance responsible business operations. Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Chief Guest, Chair, FICCI, Committee on sustainable development, threw light upon the importance of CSR strategies adopted by some of the renowned corporations and how NGO’s have contributed towards social development. Further in the panel discussion, Mr. Dipankar Ghosh, Partner of Thinkthrough Consulting Private Limited (TCC), Mr. Santanu Roy, Executive Director, -TQ & SD, GAIL and Mr. Dinesh Aggrawal, Former Head, Sustainable Development, NTPC discussed on the relationship between business and society as the vehicle for providing social services. They gave tips to the young generation on how brands and CSR are mutually exclusive elements and are interwoven. Further they focused on highlighting CSR projects undertaken by various organisations with focus on environmental sustainability resulting in benfits of employment generation, women empowerment, conservation of natural resources and such others. Dr. J. K. Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji gave vote of thanks and motivated the students to establish individual skills in identifying and analysing ethical conduct in the business practice right from the starting on joining the organisations and give their maximum participation in CSR activities.
National Seminar on India’s Changing Economic Landscape: Trends and Opportunities in Entrepreneurship, on 12th Aug, 2017
A National Seminar on “India’s Changing Economic Landscape: Trends and Opportunities in Entrepreneurship”, was conducted on 12th Aug, 2017. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General, JIMS Kalkaji gave welcome address in which he highlighted the importance of the topic in current scenario. Dr Rishi Raj Singh, Director (Training) NIESBUD, Guest of Honour, highlighted the Government Policies and Initiatives to Foster Entrepreneurship among youth. He highlighted the importance of innovation in entrepreneurship and shared his experiences on growth factor in different companies. Mr T S Ahluwalia, Director, Dharmvir Exports Pvt Ltd. Guest of Honor threw light upon how India has shifted from an underdeveloped to a developing country, and then taking the final steps towards the developed economies through the mode of entrepreneurship. He focused on the importance of GDP in economy and effects of demonetisation on GDP. Next session on Boosting social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Creation was taken by Dr Sunita Kaistha, Co-Founder and President Women Work Health Initiatives (WWHI). She talked on how social entrepreneur identifies resources when all others find only the problems. Finally the last session was taken by Dr Animesh Saxena. Managing Director, Neetee Clothing Pvt Ltd. He spoke on Economic Growth Perspective through Entrepreneurship Development. He gave tips to the young generation on how to become entrepreneurs, by introspection in the field, developing leadership qualities, thinking out of the box. He concluded his speech with the lines of Warran Buffet “Don’t save what is left after spending, Spend what is left after saving.” Dr. J. K. Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji gave vote of thanks and motivated students to see Entrepreneurship as an important career option and become job creators rather than job seekers.
National Seminar on “Digital Financial Inclusion: An Accelerator to Cash less Economy” on 18th March, 2017
The National Finance Seminar on “Digital Financial Inclusion: an Accelerator to Cashless Economy” was organised by Jagannath International Management School (JIMS Kalkaji) on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General, JIMS Kalkaji in his welcome address welcomed the Guests of Honour and concurred that cashless economy is the need of the hour and that Financial Inclusion is an essential prerequisite for economic development of the country.
The Guest of Honour, Mr. Mohd. Abdul Mateen, Sr. Vice-President-Finance, British Paints set the ball rolling by introducing the key theme. In his eloquent address he spoke it will enhance transparency, bring in the informal unorganized sector in the formal domain and spoke about the challenges involved in bringing about this change to reflect the real GDP growth rate. He spoke on role of m-wallets, POS and other initiatives like BHIM app in achieving financial inclusion. His insights on costs involved in handling cash incurred by RBI and challenges ahead for a country like India highlighted the key issues. The other Guest of Honour, Mr.Vikas Arora, Chief Financial and Commercial Officer, Karam Industries in his address spoke about the huge potential lying untapped and the role of technology in bringing about this transition. He lucidly explained the how technology solutions like ERP, mobile apps can bring down the operational costs.
Mr. Lohit Vats, Consultant Tax & Regulatory Services, Ernst & Young LLP in his address on Digital and Financial Inclusive Growth in India laid down the framework and roadmap pertaining to infrastructure in areas of network and telecom that is the backbone of cashless economy. And he brought to the fore the huge costs involved for setting up the Digital Economy. He brought to the fore the issues and challenges pertaining to the inoperability between various apps. He concluded that digitization is a welcome move; but it could have been planned in a better way. Mr. Rahul Magan, Chief Executive Officer, Treasury Consulting LLP, Country Director, Association of Certified Forensics Accounting Professionals (ACFAP) talked about Financial Technology. He said that Digital Finance can be mitigated by Information Technology Audit and India as a country is lagging behind Asian counterparts like Hong Kong and Singapore in adopting an electronic outlook.
A number of faculty members from different colleges like NDIM, New Delhi and Delhi Global Institute of Managenment, Faridabad also attended the seminar. Dr. JK Batra, Director JIMS Kalkaji in his valedictory address spoke about how transformation of consumers to a digital economy requires a big cultural and social shift in a country like India where over 80% of transactions were cash-based. He thanked the eminent speakers for highlighting the numerous issues and perspectives that businesses are adopting to transform their operating models to a digital one.
National Seminar On “Changing Consumer Trends in Indian Rural Markets- Perspectives, Practices and Prospects”
JIMS Kalkaji in association with NIESBUD, FICCI and RMAI commenced a National Seminar on “Changing Consumer Trends in Indian Rural Markets- Perspectives, Practices and Prospects” on 18th Feb, 2017. The seminar started by invoking the blessings of Maa Saraswati. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General, JIMS Kalkaji in his inaugural address posited about incorporating ‘design-thinking’ in products and services being offered to the rural audience. Dr. Rishi Raj Singh, Director-Training, NIESBUD, Guest of Honour highlighted the role of rural entrepreneurs in shaping Modern India. He discussed the importance of creating trust in the rural market to drive sales. Ms. Kalpana Kaul, Executive Member, RMAI in her ‘Rural Rethink’ theme categorically mentioned that consumers are consumers; rural or urban is a mindset. She highlighted the total TG in Rural India is 833 million which is the combined population of European Union and USA. The live examples of Mercedes-Benz, Bharti i-Airtel, HUL and many others drove home the point that rural is where the adventure begins for the Gold Rush.
In the first technical session, Dr. Sanjiv Sethi, Core Committee, FICCI Retail ignited the audience by stating that rural is about aspirations and mind set and dispelled myths about so-called rural consumers in India. It is an emerging market wherein 1 million consumers are added every year and 50% of population is below 25 years waiting to be explored. In the second technical session, Mr. Sushant Dubey, Country Manager - Government Industry Solutions, IBM mentioned how technology has made inroads into rural landscape and thinking out-of-box is the need of the hour and innovation and time are important precursors for growth. He also espoused the role played by Government of India for development of smart cities in India. . In the third technical session, Mr. Nitish Mandhar, Head Retail & Institutional Sales DS Group in his interactive session talked about the value-chain and emphasized that strategies change every few kilometres and what works in North-East states where women power hold the key to distribution may not yield results in the hinterlands of West Bengal or Uttar Pradesh. Understanding the product category and integrating it with culture and beliefs is an important enabler for growth in rural landscape.
Dr. J. K Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji proposed vote of thanks and enlightened the gathering that RURAL is no more an option; it is a growth destination.
National Seminar on ‘Tapping into Global Emerging Markets: Issues, Challenges and Strategies on 24th Nov, 2016
The National Seminar on ‘Tapping into Global Emerging Markets: Issues, Challenges and Strategies’ was held on Thursday, 24th Nov, 2016. The seminar was commenced by invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. Director General Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth welcomed the dignitaries and delegates from FIEO and informed about the giant strides made by JIMS Kalkaji in the field of higher professional education. The Chief Guest Mr. TS Ahluwalia, Member-Managing Committee and MSME Committee, FIEO in his inaugural address spoke at length about the emerging markets. He said that India is in the top FOURamongst the 50 emerging markets in the world. And the time is ripe to take advantage of the global opportunities as rate of growth in China is on decline. E-commerce and Medical Tourism are growing by leaps and bounds. In a candid advice to students, he said learning is nothing but sharing of experiences.
The Guest of Honour, Mr. Ramesh Kumar Verma, DGFT, FIEO was very informative. He informed the young audience about the significance and benefits of IEC (Import-Export Code). He stressed upon EPCG scheme (Export Promotion of Capital Goods) and deemed exports. Mr. Prateek Navale from FIEO having rich experience in developing the Indian Trade Portal demonstrated how simple it is to get the necessary information from one of the best trade portals in the world which was inaugurated in 2015.
The last technical session by Chair Professor-JIMS Kalkaji Prof. (Dr.) A. K. Sengupta (Former Dean –IIFT, New Delhi) focused on the pathways that can be adopted by Indian businesses to tap the emerging markets of Latin America, ASEAN and many others where India has a distinct advantage. The session ended with the vote of thanks delivered by the Director JIMS, Dr. JK Batra who stressed on the role of emerging markets in the current scenario of “Make in India”. He thanked the dignitaries from FIEO for their pivotal role in organizing interactive sessions and workshops.
National HR Seminar on ‘ Leveraging People Analytics to Achieve R Excellence’ held on 17th September, 2016
Jagannath International Management School (JIMS) Kalkaji, New Delhi organised the National HR Seminar on the theme “Leveraging People Analytics to Achieve HR Excellence’” on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at JIMS, Kalkaji. The seminar was inaugurated by lighting the ceremonial lamp to invoke the blessings of Goddess of Knowledge. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth in his welcome address spoke on how HR has evolved over the years to emerge as a game-changer for future. He welcomed the august gathering comprising of corporate professionals, academia, research scholars and students and focussed on importance of ‘People Analytics’ as the Holy Grail for organisational excellence.
The Guest of Honour, Ms. Anju Uppal, General Manager-AIMIL in her keynote emphasised that time is changing faster than ever and organisations will have new challenges to deal with in changing times. She explained that People Analytics is the use of data and data analysis techniques to understand, improve, and optimize the people side of business. Mr. Manmohan Bhutani, VP (HR) and Business Operations, American Cyber Systems said that ‘Intangible is the new tangible’ . The journey of HR over the years has changed from being Reactive to Proactive and now, Predictive.People analytics is mainly just bringing data where data hasn’t been used before to make more informed decisions based on evidence rather than hunches. Dr. Rajeev Ranjan , Head and VP(HR)-UEM espoused on the synergy between HR Data, Business Data and Data from other sources to find solutions for challenges faced in People Management. He explained that People Analytics redefines the ways in which data is used to manage Human Asset within the organization in a way that establishes a positive impact on overall business. Ms. Abhilasha Dhaka, Head-HR-GE spoke of her journey in the corporate form being in the Personnel department to HR which is now the backbone of the business. She said that irrespective of functional domain people have to work with data at all times and churn the data to reveal new insights for future.
Director, Dr. JK Batra in his valedictory address thanked all the speakers, delegates and corporate guests and added that the percentage of companies developing predictive models in HR Analytics has more than doubled in the recent years; and this trend is going to accelerate in future.
National Seminar on Social, Green and Technological Entrepreneurship in India : A Paradigm Shift on 13th Aug, 2016
A National Seminar on “Social, Green and Technological Entrepreneurship in India: A Paradigm Shift” was conducted on 13th August 2016 .Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General, JIMS Kalkaji gave welcome address in which he highlighted the importance of the topic in current scenario. Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev Mittal, Dean, IP University, Chief Guest highlighted the importance of an entrepreneur as a catalyst for change and also stressed on the many challenges faced by them such as lack of sustained motivation, raising capital, assembling a team , finding good customers, instability in government policies etc. However, the session provided unique solutions to these unforeseen challenges and ways to keep up with the industrial dynamism. Dr. Rishi Raj Singh, Director, NIESBUD, brought to our awareness the Government Policies, Programs, Economic Policies and New Venture Creativity. Ms. Saloni Malhotra, VP, Paytm, talked on Emerging Opportunities of Entrepreneurship in India: A case of Paytm. Mr. Ashish Beergi, A Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder-MASH Project talked on how to enhance Entrepreneurship and Building Entrepreneurial Society in a developing Ecosystem. Dr. J. K. Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji gave vote of thanks and motivated students to see Entrepreneurship as an important career option and become job creators rather than job seekers.
National Finance Seminar on 19th March, 2016
A National Finance Seminar on the contemporary theme titled ‘Financial fraud prevention,Cyber Security,Forensic Audit and Digital Forensics’ was organized by JIMS Kalkaji on March 19, 2016. The session commenced by invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. The Director General Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth in his inaugural address welcomed the Guests of Honour Mr. Deepak Garg, Chairman, Northern India Regional Council (NIRC), Mr. Rajender Arora, Chairman, Northern India Chartered Accountants Students Association (NICASA) the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Mr.Vivek Agarwal, Partner, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Service, Ernst & Young (E&Y)
Mr. Vivek Agarwal marked the comprehensive beginning of seminar with how increasing usage of computers and Information Technology in Financial sector has led to greater chance of a cyber crime and a financial fraud being committed. Mr. Rajender Arora spoke about the changing nature of financial frauds from simple to complex digital frauds. Further, valuable insights were added by Mr. Deepak Garg who spoke about developing valuable traits in finance professionals h integrity and responsibility. Mr. Garg shared with the audience effective fraud prevention techniques.
In Technical Session I, Mr. Naresh Shukla, Manager, Accenture spoke about technicalities of identification of financial frauds and financial fraud prevention. He further threw light on encourage of ethical culture within organizations and developing Fraud Resistant Organizations. In Technical Session II, Ms. Soniya Gupta, Company Secretary & Consultant discussed various types of cybercrimes and also spoke about Cyber Laws and National Cyber Security Policy 2013 of India. In Technical Session III, Mr.Eish Taneja, Senior Trainer & Consultant, Deloitte for US, discussed about Forensic Audit & Digital Forensics. He explained with the help of many case studies the principles of forensics accounting.
The seminar was highly appreciated by the participating delegates, guests, students and faculty members. Dr J K Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji expressed appreciation and acknowledged all the speakers with his vote of thanks which concluded the session.
National Marketing Seminar on 6th Feb, 2016
A National Seminar on “Marketing for Small and Medium Enterprises-Role, Challenges and Future of Entrepreneurial Marketing” in collaboration with The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development(NIESBUD) was held on 6th February 2016 at JIMS Kalkaji.
This seminar was designed to achieve the following objectives:
- To Understand the role of SME’s in Nation Building
- To create awareness of the various marketing practices adopted by SME’s
- To identify, integrate and chart a future road map for marketing by SME’s
The Seminar focused on theme areas of SME’s, Impact of e-commerce on SME’s, Effect of entrepreneurial marketing on innovation, Marketing and Competitiveness of SMEs and challenges for future growth of SMEs. The Seminar was intended for corporate managers at all levels including academicians, students, research scholars seeking to enhance awareness and knowledge of trends and practices in the field of SME’s and Entrepreneurial Marketing. The guest of honour for the seminar was Dr. Rishi Raj Singh, Director of Training from NIESBUD and his address was invigorating for the budding entrepreneurs.
There were three more distinguished speakers for delivering an address on the practice of entrepreneurship. Mr Vivek Kumar, Director , SME Networks addressed the audience on Creation of Entrepreneurship Environment in the Country. Mr Kuldeep Sharma, Founder and CEO, Suruchi Consultants proceeded with his session on Entrepreneurial Marketing and Innovation. Ms Rita Sengupta, consultant and Facilitator and Ex Director NIESBUD talked about Business Opportunity Identification. The students were intrigued with all the information and knowledge shared on this platform and also interacted with the speakers on further development of their idea generations. Dr J K Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji expressed appreciation and acknowledged all the speakers with his vote of thanks which concluded the session.
National HR Seminar on 12th Sep, 2015
Jagannath International Management School (JIMS) Kalkaji, New Delhi in association with the Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD), New Delhi organised the seminar on the theme “Changing HR Landscape in the 21st century – Issues and Challenges for India Inc.” on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at JIMS, Kalkaji. The session commenced by invoking the blessings of Goddess Saraswati. The Director General Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth in his inaugural address welcomed the Chief Guest, Prof. DK Banwet, former Head of Department of Management studies (IITD) and highlighted the importance of how organisations of future will bear little resemblance to organisations of today. His insights on burning issues like virtual workforce and out-tasking opened the forum for further deliberations. The Chief Guest, Prof. D. K. Banwet in his inaugural address emphasised on how change is the only constant in this world and implored the participants to be agile, adaptable and alive to how businesses are evolving in this networked economy. Mr. Manmohan Bhutani, Vice President (HR) & Business Operations-American CyberSystems elaborated on Leadership in the 21st Century – Issues and Challenges. He emphasised the how he Situational Leadership theory propounded by Ken Blanchard is relevant for the VUCA world. Mr. Siddharth Ghosh, Manager (Project) -Orange Business Services discussed on the issues that confront businesses in Managing Multi – Cultural Teams. He discussed how diversity issues and barriers can be overcome by careful selection and training and developing cross-cultural skills. Mr. K Venkat Subramaniyan, Project Manager, British Telecom discussed about modern recruitment metrics being increasingly adopted by organisations in his address on the theme of E-Recruitment, Selection and Retention. The session concluded by valedictory remarks on this theme by the Director, Dr. J. K. Batra highlighting the ethical issues as a major HR challenge causing incredible number of pressures in today’s organizations.
National Finance Seminar on 21st March, 2015
A National Finance Seminar on the buzzing theme titled ‘Emerging Trends in Global Digital Finance: Issues, Challenges and Strategies’ was organized by JIMS Kalkaji on March 21, 2015. Mr. Saif Khan, Business Head-Exclusive Banking, IndusInd Bank presided as the Chief Guest who marked the comprehensive beginning of seminar with how evolution of technology had revolutionized this new fiscal world. Further, valuable insights were added through Mr. Vikas Arora, Vice President-Mid Market Business Segment, Yes Bank delineated upon many upcoming trends like digital payments, IMPS, White Label ATMs, NACH, RuPay, Aadhar Enabled Payment System. Mr. Shakti Singh, General Manager, StarFin Pvt. Ltd. discussed upon the technology advancement in financial inclusion. Mr. Kanwaldeep Singh, Manager, ICICI Bank, talked on banking through social media. Mr. Sameer Saraf, Manager-Sales, Paytm and Mr. Deep Neekhra, Manager, Inbound Sales, Paytym talked about digital payment gateways and the strategies to deal with cyber threats. The seminar was highly appreciated by the participating delegates, guests, students and faculty members.
Marketing Seminar on “Emerging Global Trends for Business and Society: Social Media, Technology and Customer relations” on 24th Jan, 2015
A National Seminar on “Emerging Global Trends in Marketing for Business and Society:SocialMedia, Technology and Customer Relations” was held on 24th January, 2015 in JIMS Kalkaji Auditorium. The Chief Guest, Mr. Ajay Sharma, Director Momentum Worldwide (Mccan Group) was welcomed by Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director, JIMS Kalkaji and Dr. J. K. Batra, Dean, JIMS Kalkaji. The marketing seminar highlighted that today the world is changing at a faster pace than ever before. Not only social and political developments, but technological changes are shaping modern human life. The triumph of the Internet has not only changed the way we access information, but also the way we communicate. The age of mass communication is slowly being replaced by the age of social media as technology, without question, has played a key role in the changing marketing panorama. There are many glittering stars for consumers in this digital world. The important aspect for marketers to consider for 2015 is their target consumer’s device. Emails delivered and read through a smart phone will be consumed at different times, in different locations and in different ways and there will be an increase in personalization marketing and relationship building tactics.
National HR Seminar on 6th September, 2014
A National HR Seminar on the contemporary theme: “Women in Leadership Roles: Navigating Pathways to Career Success” was organized by JIMS, Kalkaji in collaboration with ISTD on September 6, 2014. Dr. D K Banwet Professor, IIT Delhi, Ms. Anju Uppal GM (HR), AIMIL Ltd., and Dr. Anjali Nigam CEO & Founder Director, White Swan Consulting Group were the guests of honor who explicated on the most vibrant and sensitive theme of the day. The audience was further encouraged to rummage upon by Ms. Poornima Saxena VP (Sales Analytics & Operations), GENPACT and Ms. Madhulika Makar Director, Mirus Pvt. Ltd. The session deliberated on the relevance of vision and confidence that goes into making a choice and how the turbulence of change can be made a facile process.
National Finance Seminar 2014
A National Finance Seminar was organized by JIMS kalkaji on 8th March 2014 on a contemporary issue titled , Financial Frauds ; White Collar Crime: Regulatory Framework, Measures and Investors Awareness . The chief guest was Mr. Anil Sinha, Regional Head (South Asia), International Finance Corporation, World Bank. Mr. Sinha highlighted importance of corporate governance. He shared equator principle concept being implemented in commercial banks to mitigate risk and increase accountability of financial institutions . Ms Mukta Sharma , manager in forensic division of PWC was the guest speaker for technical session 1. She highlighted strategies adopted by corporate and financial institutions to commit fraud and how this fraud triangle can be broken. Mr. Vikas Arora, VP (commercial Banking), Yes Bank was the guest speaker for technical session 2 . Mr. Vikas explained about regulatory framework and risk mitigation strategy. He stressed on forensic accounting and forensic audit as a risk mitigation tool to minimize financial frauds. He also highlighted lack of depth in Indian market as a prominent factor for occurrence of financial frauds in India. The guest speaker for technical session 3 was Mr. Vineet Sharma , Deputy Vice president (zonal Head- North)- Transaction Banking Group) IndusInd Bank. Mr. Vineet highlighted about banking frauds and explained the relevance of KYC and KYE norms in banks. He also highlighted about LIBOR, sub prime crisis and Satyam modus operandi to commit financial fraud of such a huge quantum.
Marketing Seminar on “Leveraging Social Media For Competitive Advantage: Issues, Challenges and Strategies on 22nd February, 2014”
Jagannath International Management School (JIMS), Kalkaji, New Delhi organized a National Marketing Seminar on "Leveraging Social Media For Competitive Advantage: Issues, Challenges and Strategies" on 22nd February, 2014 at JIMS, Auditorium, Kalkaji. .The seminar was aimed to understand social networking, an online phenomenon, where people can connect and collaborate and understand the role it plays today for marketers as well as the consumers. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr D K Raina, Executive Vice President, Wire & Fabriks Ltd.who, rightly pointed that the new emerging medium has to be harnessed to get the effective results. The other speakers were Anurag Sharma ,Senior General Manager – Genesis Colors Pvt. Ltd , who delivered a talk on the topic, '*NEW* Customer Connection :Social Media Trends for the next generation'. He rightly highlighted the importance of recognizing the new set of consumers and their new connect mediums which have become imperative for marketers today. The second session was taken by Dr. Kishore Chakraborti, Vice President, Consumer Insight & HFD, Mc Cann., who spoke on : Leveraging Social Media to Engage Customers and Build Brand. Engagement with the right strategies. The last session of the seminar deliberated upon 'Integration of social media with traditional information systems." , which was taken by Sidharth Shukla, National head of digital strategy and Planning at MRM Worldwide, who spoke at length, upon the evolving channels of Social Media and newer ways of integrating the old with the emerging.
A National Seminar on "Emerging Role of Social Entrepreneurship in Economic Development: Issues, Challenges and Strategies, was held in collaboration with National Entrepreneurship Network on 12th December, 2013. The chief speakers were Ms Usha Prasad and Mr. Lalit Bhandari, from AArohi, who are actively, engaged in Livelihood Promotion Program me (LPP), which envisions enabling the poor to secure sustainable livelihoods as pivotal to its development initiatives. Mr. Piyush Gupta from EKO (India) Ltd. threw light upon innovation in the financial services rendered to rural India. Mr. Siiraj Saxena, a famous artist working in the tribal belts of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh spoke on creative and enterprising ways to solve many socio-economic problems such as poverty, illiteracy, and unemployment.
National HR Seminar
JIMS and Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), New Delhi jointly organized a National Seminar on “Powering Performance Through Business Excellence” on 5th September, 2013. Chairman ISTD (Delhi Chapter) Dr. Nanditesh Nilay was the Chief Guest on the occasion. In the first session Dr. D.K. Banwet, Professor, IIT Delhi spoke on the topic “Team Excellence”. In the second session Mr. Aloke Bhattacharji, Sr. VP (HR) Continental Engines Ltd. highlighted the concept of “Leadership Excellence” while explaining the various leadership Styles. In the final session Mr. Manmohan Bhutani, V.P Operations, Global Services, Fiserv India (P) Ltd spoke on achieving Interpersonal Excellence as a prerequisite for building team skills and contributing towards organizational excellence in the long run.
Conference on Creating a Conducive Work Environment for Women
NHRDN organized 3rd Women Conference 2013 on the topic “Creating a Conducive Work Environment for Women” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on 25th July, 2013 NHRD Network, Delhi Chapter held its monthly March meeting in Kalkaji campus on 22nd February, 2013 NHRD Network, Delhi Chapter held its monthly March meeting in Kalkaji campus on 22nd February, 2013. Mr. Ron McLuckie, CEO, WIAL, India, who was the Guest Speaker spoke to the students on the topic “Breaking the Leadership Insanity Trap”. Mr Ron McLuckie highlighted the role of inspired leadership in creating and sustaining successful organizations. He illustrated this through a case study of a company “Lewanet Hemant”. Mr. McLuckie emphasized that the only way to’ break the insanity trap was to. ‘Adapt, Learn and Innovate. He added that action learning was a powerful management tool that creates dynamic opportunities for leaders, teams and organizations. His talk was most interesting as the students asked him a lot of questions. National Seminar on “Emerging Role of Services in Changing Market Environment” on 9th February, 2013. JIMS Kalkaji organized a National Seminar on “Emerging Role of Services in Changing Market Environment” on 9th February, 2013. Dr.(Cdr) Satish Seth. Director JIMS, Kalkaji gave the Welcome Address and talked about the importance of services sector for overall growth of Indian economy. The Chief Guest at the Seminar was Mr. Binay Kumar, Chairman, Banaras House Group. Eminent speakers included Mr. Kishore Chakraborti, VP-Consumer Insight & HFD Mc Cann, Mr. Priyank Verma, Senior Specialist, BMW India Financial Services. and Mr. Ranjan Paul, Marketing Consultant, Square Melon
National seminar on “Managing Human Dynamics In the Changing Business Environment” on 7th September, 2012
JIMS and Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), New Delhi jointly organized a national Seminar on “Managing Human Dynamics In the Changing Business Environment” on 7th September, 2012. Ex-Vice Chairman ISTD (Delhi Chapter) Mr. Y.M. Kaushal was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dr. D.K. Banwet, Professor, IIT Delhi and Dr. J.K. Mitra, Professor, FMS were the Guests of Honour. The Guest Speakers included Mr. Manmohan Bhutani, V.P Operations, Global Services, Fiserv India (P) Ltd. And Mr. Dev Chandra Jha, Manager- HR Videocon.
7th International Conference on ‘The Changing Tapestry of HR in the Continuing Global Economic Crisis: Issues, Challenges and Strategies
The seminar was held on 17th February, 2012 at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. The Conference was jointly sponsored by JIMS Kalkaji, PHD Chamber and KAS, Germany. After welcoming the Chief Guest Sh. T.K.A Nair, Advisor to Prime Minister and other dignitaries, Dr (Commander) Satish Seth, Director, JIMS Kalkaji introduced the theme of the Conference and briefly reviewed the global business environment including economic slow down in US and China, economic crisis in Europe originating from fiscal Indiscipline, and their combined adverse impact on Indian economy. He discussed the challenges posed by the recessionary trends and how these can be mitigated by enlightened HR managers through innovative interventions and application of best management practices.
Seminar on “Reinventing CRM Through Creative Use of Social Media”
JIMS Kalkaji organized a National Marketing Seminar on “Reinventing CRM Through Creative Use of Social Media” on 28th Jan, 2012. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director, JIMS Kalkaji, gave the welcome address and talked about the importance of Customer satisfaction as an integral part of company’s strategies for growth and success. The Chief guest at the Seminar was Mr.Dilip Raina, Sr. Vice President(Mktg.), Wires & Fabriks(SA)Ltd. The seminar was structured into threesessions. The first session was taken by Mr. Anurag Sharma, Sr. Marketing Manager, Rockport, Reebok India on the topic “Revolutionary Concept of Social Media”. The second session was taken by Mr. Kishore Chakraborty, Vice President, McCann Ericsson. on the topic “Integrating Social Media and CRM to achieve Excellence” and the final session was taken by Mr. Satish Sapru, General Manager, Times Group on “Benchmarking Best CRM-social media practices”.
National seminar on the contemporary issue titled: “Continuing Global Financial Crises- Issues, Challenges and strategies”
The seminar was held at JIMS, Kalkaji, New Delhi on 17th March, 2012. The Chief Guest of the Seminar Mr. Manoj Maheshwari, CFO, Shishir Bajaj Group highlighted upon increased foreign exchange and capital market volatility due to financial instability in major financial centers- US and Euro zone area. He also suggested incorporation of more efficient risk management strategy by corporate by hedging through forwards, futures and options and covered interest arbitrage. The technical session covered topics related to higher exposure of banks in this volatile market, the relevance of Financial Inclusion and BASEL 3 norms to make banks immune from Systemic Risk in the current volatile market.
National Seminar on “on Winning HR Strategies and Practices for Achieving Organisational Excellence”
JIMS, one of the best colleges under MAT & Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), New Delhi organized a National seminar on “Winning HR Strategies and Practices for Achieving Organisational Excellence” on 19 Nov 2011.President ISTD , Prof Banwet was the chief guest on the occasion. Mr S. K . Bose, DGM(HR) Indian Oil was the guest of honour. The guest faculty included Mr. V. S. Rau, Director ISTD, Mr Pradeep Narula, Group President , and Mr. B. Ram Mohan , VP(HR) Everest Industries.