AICTE India’s Leadership Talk on 18th Jan, 2017
Under India’s Idea Leadership Talk Series, Hon’ble Minister for HRD, Govt. of India Shri Prakash Javadekar inaugurated the world’s largest digital national building initiative ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’. He addressed it live via Facebook on 18th January 2017 at 2:00 PM. He delivered an enlightening session on the role of Youth in making India a ‘Digital India’ and sprinkled different aspects of the same. He mentioned technology as a boon to make all complex problems simple harnessing human resource potential at a massive scale to add velocity to India’s development. “Besides its potential to be the inflection point for impacting campaigns such as Digital India, Skill India, Make in India, Start-up India and Stand-up India, the Smart India Hackathon can also set an example for the world on how youth power can help find digital solutions to legacy problems within a matter of hours!” He expressed confidence that students will certainly come out with solutions to the problem statements.
There are more than 600 topics across different Ministries that aspiring students can opportune upon to come with innovative solutions. Further, selected students will also get the chance to work in the respective Ministries so as to implement their ideas on a bigger scale.
India's Idea Leadership Talk Series by AICTE
AICTE is committed for upgrading the standards of technical education in India and aggressively working in that direction. Taking a step forward, AICTE directly connected with students and faculty on 16th December at 2.00 p.m. by launching ‘India's Idea Leadership Talk Series over Facebook Live’. JIMS is proud to support AICTE for this innovative initiative.
The session talk was addressed by Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman AICTE. ‘Smart India Hackathon 2017’ was launched to further support the digital footprint campaign, ‘Start-up India’, ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ drives of our Hon’ble PM Modi. Under the ‘Skill India’ campaign, AICTE join hands to impart skill-based training to the students during the off-college hours. The action points highlighted during the session include knowledge sharing of projects work across universities, standard course curriculum design, career dendogram and much more. Ms. Jyoti Kukreja, Faculty JIMS Kalkaji accompanied few PGDM students from the campus to participate in the talk show. The JIMS Kalkaji campus also logged through the digital mode and got actively engaged in the event. It was an interactive session which was well appreciated by all delegates and participants.
The session was also viewed live by all the faculty members and students in JIMS Kalkaji auditorium. Director, Dr. J. K. Batra discussed the importance of Smart India, Skill India and Make in India campaigns and motivated students to actively participate in all such Government initiatives.
Constitution Day on 26th November, 2016
To commemorate Dr. B.R Ambedkar’s Birth Anniversary, our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi declared November 26 as ‘The Constitution Day’ to spread awareness about our Constitution among the citizens of India and celebrate it every year. The Institute celebrated Constitution Day on 26th November, 2016 in the auditorium of the campus. The spirit of motivation was amplified with a Guest Lecture on “Significance of Constitution Day for Youth” by Dr. Dinesh Adlakha, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish, Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi. Students also expressed their gratitude towards his sacrifices for the nation and also pledged the preamble to the Constitution.
Vigilance Awareness Week
Vigilance awareness week was observed in JIMS Kalkaji from 31st October, 2016 to 5th November, 2016 with the theme "Public participation in promoting Integrity and eradicating Corruption". The event was organized to instill the value system and to create awareness among the youth about importance of high moral values and strong character. The week started with “Citizen Integrity Pledge” in which all students stood together for aiming at nation’s prosperity. Also a number of other events such as Group Discussion on National Unity “United we stand, Divided we fall”, Essay Writing competition on “Eradicating Corruption in Public Life” and Poster and slogan Making competitions on “Moral Values and Ethics” were conducted for inculcating greater awareness on corruption and anti-corruption measures. The students actively participated in this national endeavour against corruption.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS-AZADI 70 – Yaad Karo Kurbani”
To commemorate India’s 70 years of Independence, Govt. of India decided to celebrate Azadi 70-Yaad Karo Kurbani from 9th August, 2016 to 23rd August, 2016. JIMS Kalkaji celebrated this fortnight by conducting a number of events. Independence Day flag and balloons were put in the entire campus and freedom fighters posters with quotes were displayed on all the floors. Presentation on 70 years of Independence, mentioning the contribution of freedom fighters was shown in each class on 10th Aug, 2016. Essay writing competition on the topic “Youth’s vision on achieving 70 years of Independence and Economic Independence” was conducted on 11th Aug, 2016. Continuing with the celebration, screening of Documentary on Independence, Freedom Fighters and Freedom Struggle was done in each class on 12th Aug, 2016. A Quiz Competition on freedom theme was conducted on 16th Aug, 2016 in which students participated with great zeal and enthusiasm. 19th Aug, 2016 was celebrated as Khadi Day when the students, faculty and staff wore khadi clothes. Singing competition on Patriotic songs was also conducted on 23rd Aug, 2016 where students inspired the audience to be full of emotions of patriotism and love for nation. The celebration ended with Prize distribution ceremony on 23rd Aug, 2016 in which winners were awarded certificates of merit by Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General and Dr. J. K. Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji. The entire celebration week had an overwhelming response from the students, faculties and staff.
International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2016
JIMS in its endeavour of ensuring holistic approach to health and well being in personal and professional life and to commemorate the International Yoga Day, organized a demonstrative cum practice session on Yoga in the campus on 21/06/16. Yog Guru Acharya Deepak Shastri and his team of yoga trainers’ demonstrated various aasans of Yoga and also provided information on the importance of each aasan to the audience present which included faculty and students of the Institute. The students actively participated in the session and along with the experts performed the various Yogic Kriyas too. Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Director General and Dr. J. K. Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji, highlighted the prominence of this ancient art form which has regained worldwide. They also threw light on the various health benefits that can be derived out of it. The faculty and students were highly appreciative of the Yoga session.
Yoga Day on 6th April, 2016
Yoga day was organized by JIMS Kalkaji on 6th April 2016. The session was conducted by
renowned yoga Acharya Ji, Shri Gopal Krishan, who has been practicing yoga since last 25
years. He is a practitioner of alternative therapy, art of breathing, and healthy eating food habits.
During the session, he demonstrated many yoga positions such as Kapal Bhati, Anulom Vilom,
and Bhastrika. He guided about several good food eating habits to adopt in our daily life, which
would help in increasing the body immunity and avoid diseases like thyroid, obesity and many
more. He also discussed the importance of yoga in developing synergy and controlling our
mind, body and soul. Overall, the session was very inspiring and opened our heart to spirit.
JIMS Kalkaji began this New Year 2016 by seeking the blessings of orphans and physically challenged people. Various grocery items were donated to Cheshire Homes India, Okhla Road, Delhi, Welfare Home for Children, Sarita Vihar, Jeevan Jyoti Home, Jangpura and Manav Mandir Mission Trust, Sarai Kale Khan on January 1, 2016. This act of kindness, humility and humanity was well received with all fervor and enthusiasm.
As it is said that true happiness lies in giving, JIMS Kalkaji realized this concept of ‘The heart that gives, gathers’-Martin Moore.
Vigilance Awareness Week
Vigilance awareness week was observed in the campus from October 26-31, 2015. The event was organized to instill the value system and to create awareness among the youth about importance of high moral values and strong character. Corruption is one of such social evils which has profoundly affected the social fabric of our nation. In light of this, panel discussion was organized on the topic: ‘Corruption is bottleneck for economic progress’ which was moderated by Ms. Sanjeela Mathur, Associate Professor, JIMS Kalkaji. A video highlighting the integrity, honesty and character-building was also shown which was made available through AICTE. The event was highly appreciated by all as it is need of the hour.
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The Marketing Club of JIMS Kalkaji, a committee comprising of students pursuing Post Graduate program of study viz. PGDM and PGDM-International Business has been formed to unleash the creative potential of budding managers and provide a forum for learning. This club aims to organize different co-curricular activities in the dynamic field of marketing every trimester to foster a vibrant learning environment as real learning occurs outside the four boundaries of the classroom. With constant encouragement and support of the Director General, Director, faculty and the enthusiastic participation of young managers-in-making the club initiated ‘New Product launches’ series in August 2015.
Independence Day Quiz
Independence Day was celebrated in the campus on 14th August 2015 with all its vigor and enthusiasm. A quiz on freedom fighters was carried out in all the classes which was taken in with all the zeal and zest by students.
JIMS Kalkaji celebrated ‘The Sadbhawna Divas’ on 20th August, 2015. The theme of this occasion is to promote national integration and communal harmony among people of all religions, languages and regions. Students pledged to work for emotional “we-ness” and to resolve all conflicts through dialogue and constitutional means.
International Yoga Day
JIMS Kalkaji celebrated 'International Yoga Day' on June 22nd, 2015 with a Special Yoga Session by renowned yoga trainer and therapist Mr. Deepak Ghosh. He taught faculty and students simple yoga techniques and Asanas that can be performed to release workplace stress. He focused on seeking health, joy, peace and love, success in the world or inner exploration one is striving for, simple practices of yoga designed to help us cut through the struggle and walk through life with ease, enhance vitality, focus, memory, productivity, teamwork and communication and stabilizes the body, mind and emotions. His health mantras were highly appreciated by the staff, faculty and students who participated whole-heartedly and also pledged to incorporate yoga in their daily lives.
Prestigious National award by ROUND TABLE INDIA for Splendid CSR Initiative: "Contributing generously towards building schools by Freedom through Education"
JIMS Kalkaji since its inception has been renowned for the myriads of CSR initiatives it has taken to promote social welfare and health development of the underprivileged and weaker sections of Society. The projects and schemes executed by it in the past two decades in areas of education, healthcare, skills development etc. have contributed significantly in enhancing the quality of life of poor and needy children, women and youth, senior citizens and people with disabilities.
As a result of its collaboration with Round Table India, a number of projects have been executed. These include funding of school construction with Samarth Shiksa Samiti under FTE Scheme, empowerment of women under Project Kamaarth wherein slum women were imparted training in tailoring and computer skills, go-green projects involving planting of thousands of saplings in South Delhi parks, blood donation camps, free healthcare clinics in collaboration with Venu Eye Hospital etc. Recently on 7th February 2015 JIMS donated sum of Rs. 15 lakh towards construction of new academic blocks of 3 new schools in Delhi, Rajashan and Punjab, these schools will help nearly 2100 students in getting primary education under RTE."
A flagship activity has been the adoption of 08 Ekal Vidyalayas in remote villages of Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. This project was inspired by principles of Swami Vivekananda – 'One Teacher Schools'. The project was undertaken in partnership with the Bhartiya Lok Parishad Samiti (BLPS).
Commenting on our CSR successes, JIMS Chairman, Dr. Amit Gupta stated:
"JIMS takes its corporate social responsibility very seriously with focus areas as Community Outreach, Education & Skill Development and Sustainability.
Grand CSR Initiative- Vocational Training Programme in “Cutting and Tailoring” for poor girl students at the Dakshinpuri Center of DCCW
JIMS in partnership with the Delhi Council for Child Welfare (DCCW) has sponsored Vocational Training Programme in “Cutting and Tailoring” for poor girl students at the Dakshinpuri Center of DCCW. The programme will benefit around 50 girl students who will be assured Lifelong earning subsequent to the training. The programme was unveiled at a grand inauguration ceremony held on 04 April 2014 and presided over by DCCW President Ms. Sudha Gupta and senior DCCW management. Dr. Satish Seth, Director, represented JIMS an behalf of Chairman, Dr. Amit Gupta. Kudos to JIMS! Yet another feather in our CSR Cap coming close on the heels of adoption of 08 schools in remote villages of Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh!
Special ceremony to mark the formal adoption of the EKAL Schools by JIMS kalkaji
In pursuance of the committed CSR policy to contribute generously towards social development and uplift of poor and needy members of our Society, JIMS has adopted a number of Ekal Vidyalayas. The EKAL Vidyalayas, inspired by principles of Swami Vivekananda are run by the EKAL Vidyalaya Foundation which has to date established ‘One Teacher Schools’ in more than 50,000 remote tribal villages of India. Over 1.5 million children have got benefitted through this educational initiative.
A special ceremony to mark the formal adoption of the EKAL Schools will be held in Kalkaji Campus auditorium on Thursday,28 Nov 2013.
Mr. Praveen Khandelwal and Mr. Saurabh Gupta, students of the first batch of JIMS, are part of this NGO. Both are successful young Enterprenuers who are also contributing back to the society through Ekal.We were proud to have them for the event.
Protest March at India Gate
To protest against the ghastly crime of gang – rape of a 23 year old paramedical student, JIMS students and faculty members led by Director (Cdr.) Satish Seth, carried out a protest march at India Gate on 22nd December, 2012. The students carried banners highlighting the deteriorating law and order situation in the capital. The protest resonated with the common sentiment of youth throughout India to bring about legislations where by the perpetrators of such heinous crimes are given the severest punishment so that it acts as the deterrent to one and all.
CSR: Stall of NGO Goonj
In pursuance of the committed CSR policy to contribute generously towards social development and uplift of poor and needy members of our Society, JIMS allowed an NGO “Goonj” to set up a stall in the Campus to spread awareness about re-positioning cloth and other under utilized material beyond charity, adding dignity and turning it into a big resource for development as all their products are made out of torn cloth/jeans, audio tapes, paper etc. which are usually discarded items. Students, staff and faculties visited the stall and contributed towards the social cause by purchasing the recycled products. The collection of Goonj will be used for development of remote villages of India and for welfare of under privileged.