Institution's Innovation Council of JIMS Kalkaji organised an IIC Session on the occasion of World IP Day during the IP literacy week celebration under the Kalam Program for Intellectual Property Literacy and Awareness Campaign (KAPILA) on 29th April 2022 by Ms. Varsha Garg who is currently working as Examiner of Patents and Design at Intellectual Property Office, New Delhi, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, DPIIT.
Institution's Innovation Council of JIMS Kalkaji organised a Workshop on "Entrepreneurship skill, Attitude and Behaviour development" on 23rd Feb, 2022 at 11 AM by Dr. Ishwar Kumar who is currently working as an Assistant Faculty at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad. The workshop enlightened PGDM & PGDM(IB) students about the entrepreneurial skills and abilities required to become an entrepreneur. The Guest Speaker discussed how entrepreneurs are lacking in building entrepreneurial skills and how entrepreneurs should really need to understand the problems in the society and then develop the products and services that solve the problem of the customers. Sometimes the people have the good idea but do not have the right skill set and abilities. Further, he discussed how entrepreneurs should need to identify knowledge from one domain and should try to implement it in the other domain. Several examples were quoted about development of products to solve the customer problems. During the session, several participants also asked questions from the speaker related to various problems in Entrepreneurship and requirements of finance for start-ups.
Sir further stated some points on "How JIMS can further participate in Enhancing the Entrepreneurial activities" in the campus.
1. Conduction of sessions on Edutech, Cleantech and on other entrepreneurship series in the institute.
2. How various government state and central level schemes will help institute for development in the entrepreneurial domain by focusing on SMEs and schemes by banks like SIDBI to promote EDP & WEDP programs.
3. Promotion outreach activity with specific intervention in the areas of entrepreneurial development which can attract state and central level grants.
Towards the end of the event, Ms Shilpi Yadav, Faculty, JIMS Kalkaji & Convener of IIC extended a heartfelt vote of thanks to the esteemed speaker for sharing his golden words of wisdom with the students and enlightening the audience with knowledge about the Entrepreneurship skill, Attitude and Behaviour Development.
NSS Club of JIMS, Kalkaji in collaboration with IIC Club organized a guest lecture on 15th Nov, 2021 on the topic "Fundamental Duties and Fundamental Rights under the Indian Constitution" on account of National Education Day. The speaker for the session was Ms. Nisha Rani, Labour Law Consultant, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. Various articles (article 14-32) of the Indian Constitution were explained in a simple and lucid manner. The session was very informative and insightful.
IIC Cell at JIMS Kalkaji is envisioned to drive innovation and the startup ecosystem at our campus while connecting with ecosystem enablers in the institute. Considering the fact that Indian HEIs are lacking in innovation and start-up mentor capacity to guide students on IPR, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIC at JIMS conducts various activities from time to time so as to nurture capabilities in the students. As a part of IIC Activity, to foster entrepreneurial spirit in the students, IIC Cell of JIMS Kalkaji organized online "Business Feasibility Model Competition" on 13th October, 2021. The judges of the event were Mr. Shadab Mobin, Chief Executive Officer at ANDC in Start Foundation (Business Incubator) & Mr. Rahul Pandey, Chief Operations Officer, Founder (JuiceWala) at Pulpy Drive. There were participants from different colleges/universities/institutes. Participants were asked to share their ideas/concepts on business feasibility models. There were 9 presentations in total of which first three prizes were given as:-
1. Luv Gupta & Hrithik Srivastava secured 1st Position of JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida
2. Harsh Raj & Shivam Singh secured 2nd Position of JSS Academy of Technical Education.
3. Smridhi Kainth and Priya Sharma secured 3rd Position from Institute of Innovation in Technology and Management.
IIC Club of JIMS Kalkaji organized an orientation event on "ORIENTATION OF STUDENTS TOWARDS IIC CELL AND ACTIVITIES" on 7th OCTOBER, 2021. The speakers for the event were (Dr.) Ashok Sharma, President IIC, JIMS Kalkaji & Adarsh Rajput, Founder of SheltOwn. They enlightened the audience of JIMS students and faculties on the quoted topic. Initially Dr. Ashok Sharma started by explaining about what actually BUSIENSS MODEL is by quoting "A Business Model describe the Rationale of how an organization creates, deliver and captures Value". Further he told students about what all are the important factors to be taken in account while deciding Business model idea which were Innovation for Entrepreneurs and the process to create wealth. Sir explained example of GILLETTE model which could help the students to connect with the present business Environment easily. Mr. Adarsh Rajput told his entrepreneurial journey and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. It was an interactive seminar where students equally participative with their examples and ideas.
On the occasion of World Entrepreneurs Day Celebration, JIMS, Kalkaji IIC Club in collaboration with E-Cell organized a session "Journey of Entrepreneur" on 21st August, 2021. The speakers of the day were successful Entrepreneurs and Alumni of JIMS - Mr. Shawrya Mehrotra, Founder, Metvy and Mr. Satyam Rastogi, CEO & Founder of Khiladi ADDA, Mr. Shawrya, being a successful entrepreneur, talked from his experience about what issues a businessman may face while running a business. He emphasized that an entrepreneur should be capable enough to figure out things at the right moment and create a space devoid of every obstacle. Mr. Rastogi shared that ideas can originate from basic things and without any super innovative technology and success comes from such simple ideas with a twist. Students got to understand the function of the entrepreneur in the successful, commercial application of innovations and to identify personal attributes that enable best use of entrepreneurial opportunities.
National Webinar on Research, Innovation, and Ranking as part of the one-year celebration of National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) on 11th Aug, 2021
Webinar started with inaugural session with Welcome Address by Shri Rakesh Ranjan, Additional Secretary(TE), Opening remarks given by Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, HE and Keynote Address delivered by Dr. K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor. This was followed by inaugural address by Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Hon'ble Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, Govt. of India. Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Ministry of Education, delivered Vote of Thanks.
The inaugural address was followed by Panel Discussion on "Ensuring Excellence and Relevance in Research". Moderator of the session was Prof. Rajat Moona, Director, IIT, Bhilai. Eminent panelists included Panelist–I: Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, Former Secretary (Space) and Chairman, Standing Committee of IIT Council, Panelist – II:Prof. GovindanRangarajan, Director, IISc, Bnagalore and Panelist– III:Dr. Umesh Shaligram, Director (R&D), Serum Institute of India Panel II discussion was on the theme "Building Innovation & Entrepreneurial Ecosystem" with Dr. Abhay Jere, CIO, Innovation Cell, MoE as Moderator: of this discussion. The panelists included - Mr. Deepak Bagla, MD & CEO, Invest India, Dr. Anita Gupta, Scientist -G /Adviser and HeadNSTEDB (National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board), Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India and Mr. Yashraj Bharadwaj, Cofounder and CEO, Zenith Vipers and Ideax Solutions.
The last panel discussion was centred around the theme "Strategy for HEIs for excelling in Global Rankings". Prof. K. K. Agrawal, Chairman, NBA acted as moderator and panelists were Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT, Delhi, Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director, QS and Prof. C. Raj Kumar, VC, O. P. Jindal Global University In the end of webinar, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE gave concluding remarks followed by Vote of Thanks extended by Prof. Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary, AICTE.
Organizer: MoEs' Innovation Cell, AICTE, India
About the Webinar
• Date: 11th August 10:30 am (Wednesday)
• Time: 10:30 AM – 01:30 PM (Join 10 minutes prior to the session on YouTube)
• Mode of Activity: Online via YouTube
• The session is open for faculty, students, and staff of all institutions.
• There is no limit on the number of participants from a particular Institute.
Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Hon'ble Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, Govt. of India will be the 'Chief Guest' for the program while Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt. of India will be the 'Guest of Honor'.
Activity Name: National Webinar on Research, Innovation, and Ranking as part of the one-year celebration of National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020).
Mode of Activity: Online via YouTube
Where to Watch: at YouTube Channel of MIC - https://www.youtube.com/MHRDInnovationCell
Alternate Direct Link: https://youtu.be/6niixmNnRuk
Points to ponder:
1. The session is open for faculty, students, and staff of all institutions.
2. There is no limit on the number of participants from a particular Institute.
3. Each Individual should join this session through their personal device. It is advised to follow the Covid-19 guidelines and norms.
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An online session was organized by IIC Club of JIMS, Kalkaji on 29th May 2021 at 11:30 a.m. by Dr. Tanvi Gupta , Akansha Bhargav and Anmol Singhal to discuss information about 'Rich Dad Poor Dad Mentality'. It included a detailed discussion with the students who had attended this session on Google Meet. It was a very insightful group session discussing about the Rich Dad Poor Dad Mentality . The students deliberated that the point that it's not about how much money you make, but about how much money you keep.The two key messages shared by students included – first - pay off your debts and start investing in income-producing assets as soon as possible and second stay financially healthy by spending your time (instead of your paycheck) and investing as much of your money as possible in assets. The important learning from discussion included that we should compare how business owners and investors with corporations such as C Corps, S Corps, or LLCs pay taxes to how most people pay tax, Business owners with a corporate structure: Earn, Spend, Pay taxes.
Toycathon is a novel opportunity for students from HEIs and schools to propose toys and games that will greatly help India develop into a global hub for toys and games and assist our children to understand the ethos and values of Indian culture as envisaged in the National Education Policy 2020. In Toycathon, students of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses are also allowed to enter in teams of at least 3 and at most 6 with up to 2 mentors to guide them. They will participate under track 2 of Toycathon 2021. The winners of Toycathon will have a chance to win total prize money worth of Rs. 50 lakhs.
Last date for submission of ideas in the prescribed format is 20th Jan 2021. For more information, please visit, https://toycathon.mic.gov.in/index.php
To reiterate the same hing, MoE Institution Innovation Council organized Session on "Why IP is important in academia? " as the third MIC Driven Activity of Quarter 3. The session was telecast live on you tube. Speakers of the session were Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MoE's Innovation Cell and Dr. Mohit Gambhir, Innovation Director, MoE's Innovation Cell. Students from JIMS Kalkaji participated in the session. The role of intellectual property (IP) in academic research is increasing so it becomes important for academic scientists that they gain greater awareness and knowledge of various complexities involved with Intellectual Property which may emanate either from their research or the inventions.
As part of IIC program, MIC announced the MIC Driven Activity of Quarter 3that of organising a talk on "From your Ph.D./ Masters Thesis to a start-up". Faculty members and students of JIMS Kalkaji, successfully attended the talk and gained insight of the subject. The session started with welcome address by Prof Anil D. Sahashrabuddhe, followed by talk by Dr. Anand Deshpande, wherein he deliberated on the fact that Ph D thesis may have been a solo project but entrepreneurship is all about Teamwork. To check whether your idea is valid or not just find if the idea is going to take away any of your pains. It is the mission that attracts the best talent and you should be selective in picking team mates, pick team mates for what they will do and not for what they have already done.
Innovation Club of JIMS , Kalkaji organized a guest lecture on "Design Thinking & Innovation" on 17th April, 2021. The guest speaker for the evening was Prof (Dr.) Abhilash Nayak, Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre , Patna. He is also a certified Innovation Ambassador of MHRD. He enlightened the audience of 110+ students and faculties on the quoted topic. The honorable speaker introduced the audience about the meaning, different dimensions and importance of a righteous design. Further he introduced about the concept of design thinking that is an iterative problem solving process. The audiences were also educated about the various stages involved in the design thinking process, also how viability, desirability and feasibility as factors affect the design thinking. The introduction of 'Double Diamond Approach' was something engrossing that was added to the knowledge bank of the attendees along with the benefits of design thinking and concepts of innovation and divergent & convergent thinking.
On the occasion of Dr. BR Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th April, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Education's Innovation Cell (MIC), and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog came up with a plan to connect 6000 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) established in schools with 2500 Institution's Innovation Council (IICs) functioning in higher educational institutions spread across all the states and UTs. Moreover, this move is also aligned with the NEP objective of bridging the gap between schools and higher educational institutions.
JIMS, Kalkaji organized a National seminar on "National Education Policy 2020-Paradigm Shift Towards Collaborative & Innovative Learning" on 10 April 2021. Academicians from institutions of international repute graced the event with their benign presence.Dr Devi Singh - Former Director, IIM Lucknow, Prof Manoj Pant - Director, IIFT, Dr. Amit Gupta, Chairman, JIMS Kalkaji, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education, Dr. (Cdr.) Satish Seth, Advisor to Chairman, JIMS, Prof. S. Chatterji, NITTTR, Chandigarh, Dr. Rakesh Singh, Professor, BHU&Prof DrSharmila J. Dua - Former Dean, NIFT Delhiwere the distinguished speakers who shared their wider perspective on the intricacies of the National Education Policy 2020 through a thought provoking session.
The Entrepreneurship Cell and Institution Innovation Council of JIMS Kalkaji organized the Ideate competition on 26th March, 2021. The event provided an opportunity to the budding entrepreneur to come up with their business ideas that could bring a substantial change in the existing market and bridge any of the existing gaps in the society. We received participation from several colleges and universities who showcased their enthralling ideas in front of the honorable jury consisting of two very eminent personalities, Dr. Shadab Mobin and Mr. Pallab Mitra. The prize was bagged by Ms. Khushi Gupta of JC Bose University of Science and Technology for her commendable idea.
An online Brainstorming session was arranged by the IIC Club of JIMS Kalkaji on 9thApril, 2021 at 1:10 PM to disseminate information about " Examination of Business opportunities with the Advent of Blockchain technology". It included a detailed discussion on whether this digital money is helping our economy and business ventures to boost and what advantages and disadvantages does it have on emerging business and entrepreneurial ventures. It was a very insightful discussion. The brainstorming session was attended by 26 students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji. Every student participated to his best information and knowledge in the field and discussed on its impact on upcoming ventures and impact on economy.
Institution Innovation Club, JIMS Kalkaji organized an Orientation Session as part of their Quarterly Schedule of IIC Cell. Dr. Pragati Chauhan, Associate Professor, Manav Rachna University, Innovation Ambassador, Innovation Council, MHRD interacted with all the Students of the PGDM II A & PGDM – II (IB), 2020-21 batch to avail the opportunity for clearing doubts and queries related to Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The objective was to encourage students for taking up innovation activities, to inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are in their informative years and focus on creative learning. Students learnt the innovative concept and terminology related to innovation.
JIMS, Kalkaji IIC Cell organized a Session on "The Journey of an Entrepreneur" on 29th December, 2020 by Mr. Shawrya Mehrotra, Founder Metvy. He being a successful entrepreneur himself talked from his experience about how a businessman may face various issues while running a business. He emphasized that an entrepreneur should be capable enough to figure out things at the right moment and create a space devoid of every obstacle.
JIMS, Kalkaji IIC Cell organized a webinar on "The Internationalization of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Strategy & Sustainable Perspective" on 23rd December, 2020. The event started with the welcome address by Prof. Ashok Sharma, Director, JIMS, Kalkaji, wherein he gave a gist of the theme of the webinar, highlighting the possible key learnings and encouraging the audience to gain an overall perspective of the MSMEs with respect to scope, govt. view point and international viewpoint. The Resource Persons were Shri. Ravindra Nath , Former CMD, NSIC, Ministry Of MSME, Govt. Of India , Mr. Raj Kumar Sharma ,Founder President & CEO, Indo Latin American Chamber Of Commerce, Mr. Rajit Pal Singh ,MD, Reach Potential Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Prof. Sushil J. Lalwani, Former Senior Professor And Dean In School Of Management, Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur. The session was indeed very insightful and inspiring. Overall the webinar in the webinar precious and copious knowledge was shared by the speakers with the audience that will definitely help them in the near future.
IIC Cell of JIMS Kalkaji organized a guest lecture on "IPR and IP Management by Corporate & Startups" on 17th December, 2020 as IPR activity for Quarter 2. All students of PGDM & PGDM (IB) First year attended the guest lecture taken by CS Manju Laur, Founder and Director, Praman Advisors Private Limited. During this session the following points were discussed: Introduction of Intellectual Property Rights, Copyrights, Trademark, and Patents, What things can be patented (e.g. Inventions, parts, processes etc.)? , Where do we apply Trademark and Copyrights?, Procedure of IPR Registration, Registration authorities, Complete specifications required for patenting, etc. , Concept of Generic Geographic Indication, Trade Secret, WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION and Strategies for protection and exploitation of IPR for startups. The lecture was full of knowledge as most of the students were unaware of many concepts. The lecture concluded with an interactive question & answer session and students were satisfied.
An online session was organised as MIC Activity on 3rd November, 2020 by Prof. Anil D Sahasrabuddhe, Chairman AICTE and Shri A.B Shukla, COO, IKS, AICTE to disseminate information about the 'Orientation session on methods of exploring and capturing values from Indian agriculture and health sector'. It was a very insightful session encouraging the youth to be thoughtful.
Students of JIMS, IIC worked actively in a week programme of IP Lieracy organised by MHRD in collaboration with Education Ministry of India and AICTE.The events organized were Launch of IP Literacy Initiative & Performance Rating of Institutions, Importance of IP Literacy Initiative and Importance and scope of IPR in Academic Researches, Lateral thinking – How to generate revolutionary ideas !, PATENT AND COPYRIGHT, Building Innovation Ecosystem in Academic Institutions, Prior Art Search and Patent Draft and IP Clinic and Patent Filing Process.
JIMS, Kalkaji IIC Cell organized a "Business Plan Competition" on 22nd October, 2020. The Judges were Mr Apar Gupta, Founder, Blue Ocean Studios and Mr Shadab Mobin, CEO, ANDC Instart Foundation. The objective was to bring forth the brainstorimg abilities of students for entrepreneurial skills. The participants were asked to present their business plans in form of presentation and 10 minutes were given to each participant. Judgement was given based on 6 criteria's and a cash prize was announced for first 3 position holders. There were 9 team presentations in total of which the first three prizes were given as -
1. Divya raj, Aditya Kumar, Ananya Mangla secured the first position from JIMS Kalkaji and got Rs1500/- as a reward
2. Rijhu Goyel, Vishal Sherawat secured second position from Maharaja Surajmal college and got Rs1000/- as a reward
3. Nikhil Chandra Ramola secured the third position got Rs500/- as a reward.
JIMS, Kalkaji IIC Cell organized a Mentoring Session on "The Story of a Successful Entrepreneur" on 22nd October 2020 by Mr. Apar Gupta, Startup Founder, Blue Ocean Studios Pvt. Ltd. He along with his team of Blue Ocean Studios is working on Anti- Ageing Serum, which helps in stopping ageing for a period of time. They are working on different scientific technology to invent useful technologies. He shared about how a start up should try to solve a unique problem on their own and try to give the best solution for it by giving examples of Patanjali, Johnson & Johnson company etc. Students got motivated with the talks and got to resolve their doubts for making an entrepreneurial startup.
E-Cell of JIMS, Kalkaji organized a Business Competition "Market King" on the theme: Marketing and PR strategies for given Business Situation on 21st October, 2020. There were 7 teams in total and a solo entry. Total number of participants was 15. Participants were provided a case in which a firm was going through a branding and PR crises. To overcome this negative situation, participants had come up with some creative ideas. Each team was having 2 participants and by this the team management skills were analysed. The creativity and decision-making abilities of participants were also analysed by our honourable judges. Reshma Nair and Harshita Anand were the winners and DivyaNishthala and Aditi Arora were the runner ups of Market King. They were given winning certificates along with portrait or painting to 1st winner from "SB kikalakriti" and internship was provided to the runner up team by "Gyandeep".
JIMS, Kalkaji organized Mentoring Session on "Entrepreneur in Campus" (Inaugural Session of E-week) on 20th October, 2020 by Dr. Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director, Ujala Cygnus Hospitals to motivate students to inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship. Sir gave a mantra to be successful when you will have the right direction in the initial stages, by identifying the right problems to solve. Discussion was done on the worst condition of healthcare of females in our country, mental health issues and how people with it are treated and diabetes also a major problem. More focus was given to education that it is very important to study in life.
A webinar on the topic - Basics of Getting Started, was conducted as a self-driven Institution’s Innovation Council activity for the undergraduate students of JIMS, Kalkaji on 4th June, 2020. The speaker for the webinar was the Founder and CEO of Metvy, Mr.Shawrya Mehrotra. The webinar was conducted via a zoom meeting room and was live streamed on facebook page of JIMS, Kalkaji. The zoom session was attended by the undergraduate students (BBA, B.Com(H)) of JIMS, Kalkaji and the live session was viewed by the audience on facebook. He explained the Basic requirements of starting own business and Ways to generate and acquire capital. He discussed about the ways to handle risk as an entrepreneur. The webinar was extremely comprehensive and provided practical insights with respect to starting a startup. All the information related to starting an enterprise was very practical. Students’ queries relating to idea generation, risk faced by business during lockdown, USP of successful entrepreneur and many more were well addressed by the speaker.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 30th May, 2020. The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk with great interest from their respective homes. This talk was hosted by Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell and the speaker for the day was Mr. Nilesh N Oak, He discussed about the History and its relevance in the current generation. He spoke about how when we read about ancient history, we come to know about different innovation and techniques which had been used by human in history.
On 23th May 2020 at 1 pm, students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council, watched Leadership talk of Shri Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd. organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell on twitter. He elaborated on how the lockdown time has been beneficial for the automobile companies to think more about their company’s strategies and marketing techniques.
An online session on the topic, Interaction With Student Innovators And Entrepreneurs From Smart India Hackathon (SIH)", was organised by IIC-MHRD on 22nd May,2020. The speakers for the session were Pulkit Jain (Team Vidyut) , Lokesh Goswami (Team Slick) and Arpit Nandi (Team Quarks & Leptons) .The session was attended by the students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council on Youtube. Through this session students understood that understanding the team is more important than understanding a work and the more one shares one’s idea with people, the better feedback he gets.
An online session on the topic, Frugal innovation & social entrepreneurship, was organised by IIC-MHRD on 21st May, 2020. The speaker for the session was Dr. Raman Gujral, Professor, EDII. The session was attended by the students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council on Youtube. Dr.Gujral said that creativity is a skill and innovation is a process. Innovation involves thinking differently and creatively. He told that innovation enables solution that has an impact on social and economic value. For innovation there should be some idea factors such as need and solution spotting. He discussed that for innovation we should keep three things in mind - what is desirable to users, what is viable in the market place and what is possible with technology. According to him, Innovation is classified into 3 channels, which are Product innovation, Service innovation and Process innovation.
A webinar on the topic - How to Create an Effective Project, was conducted as a self-driven IIC activity for the undergraduate students of JIMS, Kalkaji on 21st May, 2020. The speaker for the webinar was the Founder and CEO of ACT Solutions (P) Ltd., Mr. Sam Krishnan. The webinar was conducted via a zoom meeting room and was live streamed on facebook page of JIMS, Kalkaji. The zoom session was attended by the first and third year undergraduate students (BBA, B.Com(H)) of JIMS, Kalkaji and the live session was viewed by the audience on facebook. It was a very interesting session where the speaker introduced the concepts of effective project preparation. The major areas of discussion covered the definition and features of Effective Project, ways to gain an effective project through Appropriate Problem Recognition, techniques of data collection, analysis and interpretation and finally, the Preparation of an effective Project Report. It was an extremely insightful session for the session as the students received practical inputs as to how to make an effective project through a defined strategy
An online session on the topic - Use Of Market Data And Application Of Marketing Research Tools And Methodology - Advance Level was organised by IIC-MHRD on 20th May, 2020 . The speaker for the session was Dr. Preet Deep Singh , AVP Invest, India. The session was attended by the students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council on Youtube. The major areas of discussion were Use of market Data and Market research tool for startups. Market research simply tells about who is going to buy your product. Market research is continuous. It also includes what customers’ think about that product, what they feel and what their needs are. Topics related to market research, need for research and segmentation, targeting, positioning (STP) were discussed in detail.
An online session on the topic , "Idea Business Model and Business plan" was organised online by MHRD’s Innovation Cell on 19th May,2020. The speakers for the session were Dr. Satya Ranjan Acharya, Associate professor, EDII, Ahmedabad, Gujarat and Dr. Amit Dwivedi, Associate Professor EDII, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. The major areas of discussion were Idea, Entrepreneurship Opportunities, Business Opportunities, and Business Model. Through this session, students understood about Market Driven And Technology Driven Entrepreneurship.
On 16th May 2020 at 1 pm, students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council, watched Leadership talk of Dr. Pramod Chaudhari , Founder, Chairman, Praj Industries Limited organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell on twitter. The major theme of the discussion was 'Bio-energy'. He emphasized on the fact that bio energy is an important source of energy especially for transportation mode and bio fuel forms a part of this. He further stressed on the need for energy conservation and moving towards renewable sources for sustainability.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized on 15th May, 2020, a online session on the topic "Innovating Risk Diagnostic - Product Innovation Rubric (PIR).” The speaker for the session was Dr. Lakshmi Meera , Program Director, Forge incubator. The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. STARTUP is the combination of two words "Start" and "Up" and is the process of converting ideas into a high growth enterprise. Basically the startup consists of 4 Ps -1.“Problem” - find a Problem that is worth solving 2.“Prototype” -Build a solution using Technology to solve the problem effectively and in a simple method 3.“Product”- Convert the prototype into a product that is useful for any one who wants to solve the problem 4.“Profit”- Operate a Business to manufacture and sell the product and make Profits and achieve growth. Any idea can be redesigned to become a startup idea.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized on 14th May, 2020, a online session on the topic "Understanding role and application of marketing research at idea to startup stage - Foundation level." The speaker for the session was Dr. Preet Deep Singh. The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. The major areas of discussion were to understand the role and application of market research. Through this session, it became clear that without marketing or marketing tool it's very difficult to innovate ideas. The most important things in any startups journey are 'MARKET SIZE', 'MARKET PENETRATION' and STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning).
A webinar on the topic- Expectation versus Reality in a Startup/Job and Operational Challenges during Lockdown- was conducted as a self-driven IIC activity for the undergraduate students of JIMS, Kalkaji. The speaker for the webinar was an alumni entrepreneur, Mr. Puneet Jalota of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji. He is the founder and owner at Hanman Nutrition and Hanman Essentials Pvt. Ltd. The webinar was conducted via a zoom meeting room on 13 May 2020 at 4 pm and was live streamed on facebook page of JIMS, Kalkaji. The zoom session was attended by the final year undergraduate students (BBA, B.Com(H)) of JIMS, Kalkaji and the live session was viewed by the audience on facebook. It was a very interesting session where the speaker introduced the scenario of the health products industries and the challenges faced as an entrepreneur.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized on 13th May, 2020, a online session on the topic “"Innovating self-screen and identify right opportunities”. The speaker for the session was Prof. Sanjay Inamdar , Entrepreneur and Founder of Flucon. The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. In the online session, Prof. Sanjay Inamdar discussed the various benefits of innovating self.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized on 12th May, 2020, a online session on the topic “Legal and Ethical Steps- Productive Entrepreneurship and Startup”. The speaker for the session was Mr. Harit Mohan ,the founder and CEO of Signicent LLP (India) and Signicent LLC (USA). The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. The speaker opined that in order to start a start-up the major thing is how to find an idea for start-up and the five things that is required to solve this problem is observation, web browsing, book reading, writing Journals and socializing outside your Normal Circles.
On 9th May, 2020 at 11:00 am, the students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council, watched Leadership talk of Professor DP Singh, Chairman ,UGC under the Leadership Talk Series organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell on twitter. The topic of discussion was “Examination and Academics in current Covid-19 crisis.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized on 8th May, 2020 , an online session on the topic “Understanding Angel and Venture Capital Funding -What is there for early stage Innovator and Entrepreneurs”. The session was with Mr. Sushanto Mitra, Founder and CEO of Lead Angels Pvt Ltd. The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. Mr. Sushanto answered that the startups mostly have no choice for investment so whenever it is available, the startups should take it and during this crisis, the few fortunate startups to get investors will be ed-tech, healthcare. Mr. Sushanto said that the first round of money is usually by the founder’s friends and family. This is usually up to 50 lakhs after which they have to approach external investor. That’s where the angel networks and venture capital funds come in. They usually fund up to 3 crores.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized its 8th IIC Online session on the topic “Intellectual Property (IP) Management at Early Stage of Innovation and Start-ups” on 7th May, 2020. The speaker for the session was Dr. Sanjeeva Kumar Majumdar, Manager, IPR, StartUp & Incubation National Research Development Corporation (NRDC). The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. This event was organized to highlight the importance of Intellectual Property Rights and technology approach to the next generation
An online e-session on the topic "How to identify right problems and solutions using the double diamond approach in design" was organised by MHRD IIC to provide the students with useful insights regarding developing solutions to problems during this period of lockdown and otherwise. The Two speakers, Prajakta Kulkarni, Founder, Director, Nodes Pvt. Ltd. and Sanket Inamdar, co-founder, CEO at Nodes Pvt. Ltd conducted the talk. The faculty and students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session. The session was aimed at elaborating the various aspects of 'Design Thinking'.
AICTE and MHRD IIC on YouTube organized an online session on 5th May, 2020 on the topic “Entrepreneurship, Business Idea, and Business Model Canvas”. The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk with great enthusiasm and zest for learning more from their respective homes. The three speakers of the session were Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General, EDII; Dr. Amit Dwivedi, Associate Senior Faculty, EDII; and, Mr. Mayank Patel, CEO, Creadle, Incubator, EDII. The host of the session who acted as a mediator between the audience and the speakers by asking various questions was Dr. Baishali Mitra, Faculty, EDII. Dr. Shukla said that entrepreneurs have a major role to play in this current crisis and also when this pandemic ends. Entrepreneurs are already coming up with different ideas and products for the society and they will definitely bring up more products and services in future to bring stability in the economy. Dr. Dwivedi explained how entrepreneurs serve the society by providing with different ways to combat the challenge. Mr. Patel said that scientists might come up with a vaccine for covid-19 but it is the entrepreneurs who will have to manufacture and deliver the vaccine. He also gave an example of how zoom as a product of an entrepreneur is playing such an important role in almost every sector by connecting people and promoting the idea of social distancing.
An online session on the topic ““Hangout with Successful Startup Founder and Learn Design Thinking Approach for Hardware Innovation”” was organized by AICTE and MHRD IIC on YouTube on 4th May, 2020. The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk with great enthusiasm and zest for learning more from their respective homes. The speaker of the session was Dr. Pankaj Parashar, CEO/Founder, Cuttingedge Technology Pvt. Ltd. He started the session by introducing himself first, he is currently pursuing PhD in Biomedical Engineering, is a serial entrepreneur and also founder of a startup. He stated that entrepreneurship is a roller coaster ride and the journey of an entrepreneur is never easy. He then went on to giving few examples of very successful products available in the market and then explained what should be perceived as a product by an entrepreneur. He emphasised on the fact that a product needs to have continuous improvement to be able to sustain in the market .
On 2nd May , 2020 at 11:00 am, students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council, watched Leadership talk of Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar, Lieutenant General under the First Leadership Talk Series organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell on twitter. The discussion started with how army is working with civilian Medical fraternity to combat this war-like situation of Covid 19. Dr. Madhuri answered that these challenging times are actually no less than a war. And the medical fraternity is working full-fledged for the same. To state the facts, 28 army hospitals have been already set up as Covid hospitals and also the first quarantine facilities in the country were by the army. She said, in the current crisis there is no distinction between civilians and the army and we are all fighting this together as Indians. Dr. Madhuri is only the third woman to become a 3-star General. The main reason is the lesser percentage of women in the army. It is male dominated and has ladies only as doctors or nurses and on short commission. But now the army has opened up for women with even commanding roles. So the times are changing and in future their numbers will increase.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized on 1st May, 2020, a online session on the topic “Role of Network Enablers in driving I&E in HEIs - A Case of TiE, India” The speaker for the session was Ms. Geetika Dayal Executive Director , TiE Delhi- NCR .The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. This event was organized to highlight the importance of entrepreneurship to the next generation. Ms Geetika Dayal delivered a very impressive talk on how TiE is committed to entrepreneurship in every industry, at all levels, from the outset, throughout the business life cycle. She also focused on the mission of TiE “to inspire entrepreneurs around the world with 5 pillars of TiE: mentorship, communications and education, funding, and inclusion.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized on 30th April 2020, online session on the topic Hangout with Emerging Innovator & Entrepreneurs Supported through MIC & AICTE .The Speakers were: Ms. Vandana Thakur , Female Innovator cum Entrepreneur, Canada India Acceleration Program 2020,. L M College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad and Mr. Amit Sanjay Lokhende, Innovator Cum Entrepreneur, India-South Korea Startup Exchange Program 2020, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. The talk covered topics related to Life of an Innovator cum Entrepreneur. The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. The event was organised with an objective of sharing some personal experience of two Innovators and Entrepreneurs who have been part of MHRD & IIC competition.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized on 29th April 2020, online session on the topic "Role and Importance of Pre-Incubators, Incubators and Accelerators in HEIs - Harnessing Innovation and Entrepreneurial Potential of Students and Faculties at Early Stage". The speaker for the session was Mr. Muthu Singaram, CEO, IIT Madras HTIC Incubator,Chennai. The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes. This event was organised with the objective of highlighting the importance of incubator in various technical and professional teaching institutions.
MHRD’s Innovation Cell organized on 28th April 2020, online session on “National Innovation and Startup Policy for students and faculty 2019 – A Guiding Framework for HEIs for Implementation”. Mr. Dipan Sahu (National Coordinator- NISP, IIC & ARIIA) took the session. The students and faculty of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council attended the session with great interest from their respective homes.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 28th April, 2020. The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk with great interest from their respective homes. This talk was hosted by Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell and the second speaker was Ms. Anu Acharya, Founder & CEO, Mapmygenome. Ms. Anu Acharya mentioned that now people are realising that biotech is not just an industry but it is something that can save lives. In India, this is a great opportunity as people from biotech industry does not only manufacture but come up with their own vaccine. She has also stated that COVID has enabled a lot of collaborations which was not happening earlier. Now, people are more aware about start-ups, resources and information are easily accessible, and the whole ecosystem has developed altogether. She also emphasised on the fact that now due to this crisis people have learnt the importance of biotech industry and hopefully we will see a lot of more investments in biotech start-ups henceforth. Ms. Anu Acharya ended the talk with the closing thoughts that our country needs to build a strong eco-system, a more transparent and clear one which would enable us to build a platform that allows to quickly respond to any kind of challenge or crisis.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 27th April 2020 . The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS Kalkaji- Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk from their respective homes. The speakers were Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Ex-Chairman Nasscom and Chairman, Cyient and Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer,MHRD Innovation Cell. The speaker said that in this uncertain economy all companies including startup should preserve cash and cut down the cost but not by laying off the employees at this point but by bringing down the advertisement and travel expenditure. These times of crisis gives us an opportunity to learn new things. Nasscom has identified major technologies which are going to take center stage after COVID crisis like AI, Machine Learning, 3-D Printing, etc. Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy advised the students to use this time of lock down effectively and learn one new skill by the end of it.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 23rd April, 2020. The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk with great interest from their respective homes. This talk was hosted by Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell and the speaker for the day was Dr.Gautam Bambawala, IFS, Rtd. Indian Diplomat, Ex-India’s Ambassador to China. He opined that the world is not happy with the manner China has handled Cornavirus crisis. The credibility of China is lost in the eyes of world. India has to move fast to utilise this opportunity. India has lot of opportunities in politics, economics and education. India can provide Global leadership. India should act fast and attract the companies which are thinking of relocating out of China. He also told about the difference in attitude of India and China. India believes “The World is One family” and this is one of the reasons why India supplied medicines to America and other countries during this pandemic. On the other hand, the very meaning of the word China means “ Middle Kingdom “ in Chinese. They want to be in the center of everything and control everything. He also said that in China everything is centrally driven unlike in India where there is devolution of power.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 22nd April, 2020. The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk with great interest from their respective homes. This talk was hosted by Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell and the speaker for the day was Padma Shri . Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary , Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. Shri. Kotecha said nobody should claim about cures for coronavirus because it is a new virus and has no vaccine as of now and those solutions or cure which comes without any study or research should be avoided.There are more than 125 publications issued by Ayush Ministry which are related to traditional and scientific methods for improving the immunity of people.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 21st April, 2020. The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk with great interest from their respective homes. This talk was hosted by Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell and the speaker for the day was Mr. Gururaj Despande , Indian - American Venture Capitalist & Entrepreneur . Mr.Despande emphasised on the need to focus on opportunities. The entrepreneur needs to be a problem solver as opportunities are everywhere but resources are limited. The real entrepreneur will always come out from their comfort zone and lead the battle from the front. Mr.Despande said that the core of innovation comes from the combination of three things: EXPLORE YOUR EXPERTISE, PUT THE TECHNOLOGY IN THE RIGHT FRAME AND LEAVE YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 20th April, 2020. The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk with great interest from their respective homes. This talk was hosted by Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell and the speaker for the day was Mr. Yashraj Bhardwaj, Co-founder, Zenith Vipers and Partner, Ensure Equity. Mr.Bhardwaj is a 20 year old entrepreneur who started his journey along with his twin brother when he was in 6th standard. Both the brothers were toppers in the class but they did not pursue the usual path of becoming a doctor or an engineer. When they were in 7th Std their interest in science lead them to participate in research competitions and they were selected to participate in Category A of National innovation Program ,which was reserved for PhD scholars. They created a “Pumpkin purifier “ and won Rs.25 lakhs for the same but made the mistake of not taking a patent. Later on, they developed a “Bajara Purifier” which was more efficient and cheaper than the previous one and got the patent for the same. Currently they hold 128 patents and around 70 of patents have been commercialised and are earning revenues for them. As of now they have diversified their operations into many countries and have around 375 researchers working under them. They also invest in startups throught their private equity.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 18th April, 2020. The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the patronage of JIMS Kalkaji – Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk with great interest from their respective homes. This talk was hosted by Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell and the speaker for the day was Prof. KK Aggarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation (NBA), Govt. of India. This talk was organised with the sole purpose of discussing about how accreditation is critical and how is it going to make-or-break careers of youngsters of our country. Prof. KK Aggarwal answered queries posted by the students in the comments section. Prof. KK Aggarwal mentioned that the parameters based on which NBA provides accreditation like Admission Intake of the college, Placement Percentage, Percentage of PhD faculty (which is minimum 30%), and various other factors like creativity, Innovation, Placements, Internships, etc. And currently only, 15% of the institutions are accredited and 85% are running programs without accreditation. When he was asked whether accreditation is back dated, he clearly mentioned that accreditation is not back dated and it is awarded to the current session and it can only be obtained for either 3 years or 6 years depending on the number of parameters that the institution fulfil. Prof. KK Aggarwal also answered a question relating to the difference between NAAC and NBA. He mentioned that there are two major differences. First, NAAC looks at the institution as a whole while awarding accreditation and on the other hand NBA looks at the programs for awarding accreditation. Second, NBA only awards accreditation to AICTE approved programs whereas NAAC does not have this criteria. Prof. KK Aggarwal also stated that there are very less institutions that have accreditation . NBA is trying their best to improve the quality of education in our country and towards this motive they have started with mentoring sessions for various institutions so as to help them get accreditation and they have also reduced the fees for accreditation. After having a very extensive and meaningful discussion on the importance of accreditation, the talk ended with the closing thoughts that hopefully atleast 50 percent of the institutions of our country will be accredited soon and the quality of education will become the best.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 17th April ,2020 . The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS Kalkaji- Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk from their respective homes. The speakers were Shri. Ronnie Screwvala, Chairman Upgrad, Founder UTV (Now Walt Disney India) and Dr. Abhay Jere , Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell. Shri. Ronnie Screwvala advised the students that failure is a part of process and there is no worse failure than stopping to learn. The students should be optimistic during these trying moments and make the best of it by strengthening their weak areas and planning their work for the coming years. Shri.Screwvala counselled the students that it is always better to gather experience and learn the trade, before starting out their own venture. Entreprenurship is not easy and one should have patience and the ability to accept failure and learn from it. An entrepreneur should try to be at the right place at the right time and always try to enhance their experience and learning. Shri. Ronnie Screwvala was of the opinion that in the post Covid era, there will be lots of business opportunities in sectors such as Technology, Health, Agro, Education and online services.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 16th April 2020 . The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS Kalkaji- Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk from their respective homes. The speakers were Dr. Vinay Saharabudde, President , Indian Council for Cultural Relations, GOI and Dr. Abhay Jere , Chief Innovation Officer,MHRD Innovation Cell. Dr. Vinay Saharabudde informed about the use of I Care App which has been launched to help in the current scenario. Due to this COVID situation, there are many people who need help like food, counselling, shelter and other things required for survival (especially the people who are migrants). Also there are many people who want to help this deprived section of the society. So, through this App this group of people who can or want to help can provide help with cash, food or counselling etc. There are many Doctors and Psychologists who help the people and advise them and try to help them financially and mentally as well. He said soft power is the ability to attract and co-opt, rather than coerce. In other words, soft power involves shaping the preferences of others through appeal and attraction. A defining feature of soft power is that it is non-coercive; the currency of soft power includes culture, political values, and foreign policies.The main soft power is people of country, the way they behave and present themselves, and communicate is the main strength of soft power. Today’s crisis is very humanitarian kind of and India is working on this changes through its soft power. And it is this kind of behavior , which creates the difference between India and other countries. India always tries to help all other countries in any bad situation. India is known in all corners of the world. Every country likes India and Indians as well which shows that there is a positive attitude towards the India due to our behavior, culture and other things. India has substantial goodwill in the world and this goodwill is seen in their behavior towards India.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 15th April 2020 . The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS Kalkaji- Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk from their respective homes. The speakers were Ms. Shradha Sharma, Founder & CEO of Yourstory.com and Dr. Abhay Jere , Chief Innovation Officer,MHRD Innovation Cell. Ms. Shradha Sharma shared her experiences of starting her startup so that it will be helpful to the students who want to have their own startups. She started Yourstory.com in 2008 , before that she was working with media . In 2008,when she started her company, Media was not telling stories of the young people. So she started the story telling. Media focuses on negative stories but she started with positive stories in her site. Today in her site , thousands and millions of people come and share their stories. Due to the COVID-19 people see only negative stories everywhere but she started sharing the positive stories because people look for hope and some positivity around them.
Ms. Shradha Sharma shared all the ups and downs she faced in her path as an entrepreneur. She faced mental and monetary issues and once even thought of closing down her company. She said that failure is a part of life but not to get disappointed and be strong. Her message to all the students was to face all difficulties in life with a positive look.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 14th April 2020 . The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS Kalkaji- Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk from their respective homes. The speakers were Mr. Anand Deshpande, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Persistent Systems and Dr. Abhay Jere , Chief Innovation Officer,MHRD Innovation Cell. The discussion started with how the scenario would be post Covid crisis. Dr. Deshpande responded saying that it will definitely be a short term phenomena and there will definitely be an opening for new opportunities. Post Covid every country globally will want to diversify their global supply chain thus paving big openings for INDIA. The way India has been handling the crisis now; it will for sure emerge stronger in the post coved scenario. India needs to start seeing itself as a world leader now instead of a third world country.
Another question raised was how business will be for the ‘Conventional companies’ as a major worry among the young is about no job opportunities. Dr. Deshpande explained this on two fronts: Business and Individuals. For Business, survival will be the most immediate step by reducing their costs. For this the hopes are that there will be substantial support from the government. For individuals, once the business bounces back there is going to be a huge demand. So it is essential for the individuals to educate themselves in new skills and technologies as that will be the way to go forward. Another question put up by Dr. Abhay was about what the startups should focus on in the post Covid World. Dr. Deshpande answered that the unprecedented problem has given us many new problems to solve. Providing solutions to these new problem sets will be the future for startups. And the areas to focus will be of healthcare, e-education, online security etc. Next question was how the traditional businesses must evolve to tackle the current situation. Dr. Deshpande said that the only way was to conserve cash and know their customer. Even if the markets open, social distancing will still prevail so there has to be way to run business by being innovative about cash management and customer engagement and turn to technology.
The session ended with last question on will online education platforms soon replace the traditional education system? Dr. Deshpande explained that it is definitely a possibility in the foreseeable future. From students’ point of view, they have more diversified study resources at much lower costs. For education institutions, the whole pool of conventional students will change. Thus not just “Students” but working professionals and everybody could join in and from research point of view, collaborations with best institute and remote research on global front can happen which will a new and novel way of doing research.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 13th April, 2020 . The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS Kalkaji- Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk from their respective homes. The speakers were Dr. VK Saraswat, Padma Bhusan, Member NITI AYOG and Ex- Chief Scientific advisor, Ministry of Defense and Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell. Dr. VK Saraswat elaborated about his scientific work and how his team developed a ventilator and now it has been taken by MIT. He also briefly spoke about the supply chain problem going on and went on further to talk about how he persuaded DRDO to manufacture M95 & M99. He informed about how NITI AAYOG has come out with a COVID-19 test kit. They also did a study with AAYUSH and found an Ayurvedic medicine that might help and increase immunity.
Commenting on the current crisis, Dr. Saraswat said it is a good opportunity to revamp our public healthcare sector. People have started maintaining Social Distancing which is an uncommon thing for a country like India but is a normal custom in Japan. People are washing hands and maintaining hygiene. Our health care will also improve a lot , our hospitals will be upgraded and mass hospitalising of people will be easier. Dr. Saraswat said post Covid “the world will change to a new sense of normal”. India will have to change itself taking this crisis as an opportunity, just as America did after the First World War. Relationships with China will change globally, industries might shift their bases to India. But for that India needs to change its FDI norms. India can emerge as a superpower as India has good bilateral relations.
Dr. Saraswat said that he was really happy with the work of the scientific community and proud of it. But he also found that most of our scientific vaccines don’t go on mass scales which is a major drawback. We also have shortage of testing infrastructure. Our vaccines take very long procedure to come to the market. Our medical equipments are not at par and we need huge funding for that and need to restructure the whole plan. We also need to increase interaction between our scientific community and Industry. Lastly he spoke to the viewers that if lockdown is uplifted we need to learn from other countries and their mistakes, we need to be very regulated and disciplined and also to be updated on AAROGYA SETU App. He also said that post COVID India needs to make major changes, we need to reduce our dependence on China, we need to penetrate the U.S. markets, push our MSME’S, improve our biometrics and most importantly focus on Employment Growth rather than GDP Growth .
On 11th April, 2020 at 11:00 am, students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council, watched Leadership talk of Mr. Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov India under the First Leadership Talk Series organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell on twitter. The talk started with an introduction about the MyGov platform. It was formed in the year 2014 under the guide ship of our Prime Minister. The site is a platform which acts as a bridge between the government and the citizens of the country. The site helps to engage the citizens of the country in the policies of the government and make them understand it better. In the current Crisis, the platform majorly concentrating on the details about the number of Covid cases across the country, the general ‘Dos and Don’ts’ and collates all the information at one place for easier access. Mr. Singh said the footprint for the platform is very wide and stretches across all the prominent social media. The site enjoys over 1 crore accounts and around 18 million followers on twitter and other social media. Mr. Singh further explained that MyGov was also seeking out various solutions through technology and this has been utilized profoundly in the process of contact tracing in the Aarogya Setu App. They also came up with various initiatives like pledge for the Janta Curfew and Stay at Home campaigns to encourage people to stay indoors. The next question posed was for the data management for the MyGov as a large amount of data is flowing in these days. Mr. Singh said that since everybody was keen on sharing their ideas during this pandemic, they had to face data overload issues as their chat bots were crossing the message limit of Whatsapp. And thus, they have to bring in mechanisms to branch their traffic. Another question raised was that if MyGov was having any initiative for the poor or people of low social strata. Mr. Abhishek answered that MyGov has collaborated with Google to help the NGOs to locate the nearest shelter homes or feeding centers. The session ended with the last question on expectations from youngsters and expectations from them. Mr. Abhishek said that the people most involved with the app were in the average age group of 20-25 and the involvement from their side is appreciable. The site has invited volunteers and more than lakhs have signed up. The volunteers are engaged for communication dissemination or buying groceries for elderly people in the neighborhood. There are also donation portals for medical equipment and PPEs.
On 10th April, 2020 at 11:00 am, students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council, watched Leadership talk under the First Leadership Talk Series organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell on twitter. Prof. Partha Chakraborty, Chairman, NDL India. was the speaker . The session was a Q&A session between Prof. Chakraborty and Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell, focusing on the capabilities of NDL and how it is relevant in this COVID - 19 situation. Prof. Chakraborty said the due to COVID – 19 people prefer more digital sources of learning instead of hard copy of Journals, News Paper etc. National Digital Library is the source of all study material for KG to PG and every citizen of India can access it according to their need. Now, NDL has 45 Million collection which includes everything like- Journals, Books, Research Papers, Software, Videos, Audios, Classic Materials and all Academic Materials. Now it has 25 Lakh active users. It is the storehouse of every academic material for every citizen for free. NDL is not a competitor of any platform. It is an integrated method of learning. It has all MOOCs Like- Swayam, Nptel etc.I t gives study material according to the level of student, Board (CBSE, ISCE, West Bengal Board etc.) need and also the skill or knowledge he/she wants to improve. Also it has collaborated with many private platforms to give a one window view to the students. NDL is crosslinking all the sites to make it easy to use and helpful for students for competitive exam preparation. NDL provides access to Research Paper whether you are related to institution or not. NDL has the all Research Papers related to all topics for the users. Also there is huge Data for analytical or Data study for Research Paper. NDL has some material of their own and for other material it gives the link for easy access. Also if a Researcher doesn’t want to share whole paper he has to disseminate abstract at least, after this the copyright decision is his own. NDL has 20,000 contributors. NDL is part of European Consortiums where it collaborating and sharing content with Europeans, they are also working with American Library Congress and American Libraries and with UNESCO to provide library to SAARC Countries. Now NDL is recognized as India’s Digital Academic face and are crosslinking and cross integrating with the other worldwide libraries. Currently NDL is able to handle 30-40 Languages. Also it is working on more language translation projects, which would be more helpful for locals to understand the foreign contents.
A Leadership Talk was organized by AICTE and MHRD on Twitter on 9th April 2020 . The students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS Kalkaji- Institution’s Innovation Council watched the talk from their respective homes. The speakers were AICTE Chairman Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe and Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer,MHRD Innovation Cell. The major point of discussion was the mental issues such as depression and anxiety which are being faced by students due to the COVID-19 situation. Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe said that the students need to convert this crisis situation into opportunity for themselves. MHRD has started "IDEA THOUGHT"- a program to push students to challenge themselves and give ideas on how to tackle Covid- 19. He asked students to enroll in such competitions. The major concern triggering anxiety among students is whether companies will value their Internship letters after lockdown. Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe said that it depends on the economy. RBI is trying bolster the Economy and even the last time when recession had hit the world , economic losses of India were still way better than other countries due to our policies. He also reminded us how there were no placements during olden days and since the students haven’t faced such situation they are worried. He advised them not to worry and be patient for next 2-3 months. He put emphasis on the fact that students should try to become entrepreneurs and create job for others rather than try to find jobs for themselves. Prof. Sahasrabudhe informed about the portal launched by AICTE to address calls of anxious students because of the lockdown. He enlightened that this was for helping students who are stuck in hostels, not getting proper meals at times or who needed to go somewhere urgently or for those students dealing with mental issues. He also told about NEAT, SWAYAM and SWAYAM PRABHA, which offer several products according to the needs and desire of the student. Prof. Sahasrabudhe clarified that work from home internship was a concept, which was started last year, and under the current circumstances it will be continued now also although it always beneficial to go to industries and get first hand experience.
On 8th April 2020 at 11:00 am, students of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council, watched Leadership talk under the First Leadership Talk Series organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell on twitter. Prof. K Vijay Raghavan , Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India was the speaker . The session was a Q&A session between Prof. K Vijay Raghavan and Dr. Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer, MHRD Innovation Cell, focusing on the importance of newer ideas in the uncertain times that we face today of Covid 19 scare. The discussion turned on to understand why India was doing better than other countries in the world. Prof K Vijay Raghavan is of the view that it is mainly due to the time that India got to learn from other countries, which faced the same peril. India was able to do better at contact tracing than most of the other countries. Hence the response to the epidemic was more proactive due to the better understanding of the crisis on India’s part. The app for the same was further discussed. ‘Aarogya Setu ’ which is the application available to know the spread and your vulnerability to the virus and is available on all smartphone platforms. The app also enables to self-assess the symptoms of Covid 19. Another query that was raised was that of correlation of BCG vaccine and Covid 19. But Professor is of the view that, it’s quite early to make assumptions on that front as, though the research on BCG vaccine and Covid 19 Correlation is interesting, many other criteria have been overlooked. Further there were questions on the innovative idea that the GOI is receiving with respect to the current health emergency. Professor explained that they receive a number of ideas daily. The ideas range from complex to easy to long term, implementable to short term implementable. Those are then given to top scientists in the country for review and the feedback is later passed on to the innovators. He further explained that the funding and regulations have been made more flexible due to the prevalent crisis. On response of scientific community of India, Professor answered that, it was quite positive. The scientific community across India is collaborating. Pune and Bengaluru are concentrating on repurposing of medicines and Inculcating IT solutions for better results. The session drew to a close with questions on how beneficial the Ideas that come to them are. To this professor answered that, our innovators must concentrate on not just solution for the problem at hand but they should also take post Covid 19 crisis scenario into view. We should concentrate more on the most vulnerable and poorest of the sections in India, to implement practices like social distances in slums where the bathrooms and wash basins are being shared and how to tackle the economic dilemmas that we may face due to shutting half the country.
On 7th April 2020 at 11:00 am, Students of Jagannath international Management School., Kalkaji watched the 6th Episode of India First Leadership Talk Series organized by MHRD’s Innovation Cell. Mr. Abhishek Suryawanshi, director, Wikipedia Project SWASTHA was with Dr Abhay Jere, Chief Innovation Officer MHRD Innovation Cell when they went live in Twitter. Mr. Abhishek Suryawanshi started his journey in a very small village in Maharashtra and now he is in US handling India Operations for Wikipedia. He spoke about his journey and about the company Wikipedia. In terms of leadership Wikipedia is the 5th biggest website in the world after Facebook, Google, Microsoft and yahoo. In the end he advised the students to utilize the opportunities, to be proactive, and told them that more than degree soft skills are important. He advised to reach out to people and tell them about your passion or why you are doing this and eventually they will help and support you. The Leadership talk with Mr. Abhishek Suryawanshi was very interesting and motivating to the students.
On 4th March, 2020 the Institution’s Innovation Council of Jagannath International Management School Kalkaji organised a talk on Angel Investors and Private Equity. The speaker of the day was Mr Maneesh Srivastava. He is presently working as a Vice President with Corporate Professionals Capital Pvt. Ltd a Category 1 Merchant Banker. He heads the valuation department and is also involved in the transaction advisory role. The session started with the discussion of the Indian Economy and how the government plans to achieve the 5 trillion economy by 2023. He also talked about the means which can be used to attract the investors towards the Indian market. He also discussed about the new mergers and acquisitions, and also talked about the foreign direct investments. He also spoke about the increase in use of consumer technology and how it has attracted the market, and how the new startups are using this to enter the market and establish their name. Also the fact was highlighted which shows that greater the long term investment, greater is the development of the country. He also talked about how value and valuation of the company is an economic concept as price is not the same as value. The main highlight of the seminar was the discussion about angel investors and private equity in India. Topics like capitalisation, attracting investors, studying the growth pattern of a company, maintaining the brand name were the other key points of the talk. The talk not only cleared many doubts of the students but also helped to create the misconceptions regarding each topic. The seminar was an interactive session and students liked it.
The Institution’s Innovation Council of JIMS Kalkaji organized a discussion on March 6, 2020 on the occasion of “National Science Day” with a motive to enhance the knowledge of students with respect to rich history of why this day is celebrated and about the scientific achievements of India. The Students of PGDM and PGDM (IB) held discussions regarding innovation and scientific achievements of India. The discussions started with a video which was run in the classrooms of all the students in which they were told the significance of National Science day. It is celebrated to commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect by Indian Physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28th February, 1928. And, for this discovery he was awarded with a Nobel Prize in physics in the year 1930. This was the first Nobel Prize for India in field of science. Further to this, the students had group decisions on this topic and each student shared his/her views with everyone. This was indeed a very enriching event and enhanced every student’s knowledge. Faculty members also spoke about the importance of National Science Day and encouraged students to be part of the India Growth Mission by taking up innovational and entrepreneurial activities.
JIMS- KALKAJI Institution’s Innovation Council organized as part of the IIC activity a visit for PGDM & PGDM (IB) First Year students on 24th February 2020 to the Incubator Centre of BIMTECH. The basic objective behind this visit was to understand the concept of Incubation centers, to see the facilities provided by such centers and to know their model of operations. Mr. Abhinav who is the marketing head of AIC-BIMTECH explained about the facilities they are providing to the startups. Currently, they are incubating 50 start-ups. He also discussed basic terms like a start-up, business, entrepreneurs, gig economy, etc. Education qualification is not the main criteria for admission of the entrepreneurs in the center. They look at the dedication, the concept and the ability of the entrepreneur to execute the idea for selection. They deal with Business problems and focus on developing the skills and growth of the business. Overall the visit to Incubation Centre was very fruitful. The visit to the center gave useful insights to the students about a setting up of the startups.
JIMS Institution’s Innovation Council organised a workshop on the theme “Natural Language Processing for Students” for the students of PGDM III A, B and IB –III (2019-21 batch) on 14th February, 2020. Mr. Rohit Kumar, Trainer and Thought Leader from Enlightened Souls Foundation conducted the workshop. The workshop taught the students to retrospect the prime spheres of student’s complete development and coin mental health awareness and self-confidence, aiding the students to face life’s crunches with the most positive approach. The spotlight of the workshop was to deliver active life-skills trainings as they believe that knowledge alone will not take us anywhere in life. Students are suffering from insecurities like pessimistic approach towards mental health problems, lack of self confidence, de-motivation, family pressure and booming competition. Students were introduced to the target areas of improvement such as diagnosing and upgrading interpersonal skills which will help them in enhancing their entrepreneurship skills.
On 14th February 2020, the Institution’s Innovation council of Jagannath International Management School Kalkaji organised a business plan competition where several teams presented their innovative ideas and thoughts in the form of presentations to showcase their entrepreneurial skills. The judges of the event were Dr. Preeti Singh, Dr. Mukul Mehta, and Dr. Gopika Kumar. The students were judged on the different criterias like innovative ideas, marketing strategy, financial budget, content etc. Each team was allowed to have up to 5 members. There were two rounds for the competition and in the first round the team had to submit the executive summary of their business ideas and go through a series of question and answer round. On the basis of first round, five teams were qualified for the final round where the team members had to give a presentation on their innovative product ideas describing all about the product or service, presentation covered all the aspects like finance, marketing strategies, product and HR policies. Unique concepts like utopia, exchanging of old toys for new one, new method of valet parking, online cafes etc were discussed. The winners of the business plan competition were Nikita Thakur, HimanshuSahal, MuskanGoyal, AshutoshAgarwal, and Mridul Gupta. The runner up of the competition was VarunSahni.
On 13th February 2020, the Institution’s Innovation Council of Jagannath International Management School Kalkaji organised a workshop on Design Thinking. The speaker of the day was Mr. Shadab Mobin, who is also the chief executive officer of the Instart Foundation of the Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi University. Design thinking is not a problem solving technique, neither a template nor an art but it is an attitude towards innovative thinking. The session was all about breaking the myths which has been established in the society and how emotional business models work which can lead to a successful startup. Our society follows a reductionist approach in life which should be changed. We always imagine reality as a package but the actual reality is always in parts and we have to compile it altogether. The requirement is more of problem formulators and rather than problem creators. The design thinking is a method of tilling the soul and should serve the following properties, it should be sensed like a psychologist, processed like an economist, created like a scientist, spoken like a businessman and most importantly should be nurtured like a mother. He also discussed about the process of design thinking where framing the right question and designing the right solutions for the questions play a major role. This process takes a form of cyclic process of design thinking where in continuous improvement in products and implementation is done. The students also participated in an activity which was "Redesign the gift giving experience". The session concluded with the explanation of the cyclic process by implementing more improved ideas of the design thing. The workshop was an interactive session where students raised their queries and got the solutions.
On 7th of February, 2020 the Institution’s Innovation Council of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji organised a seminar on 'IPR AND IP MANAGEMENT FOR INNOVATION AND STARTUPS'. The keynote speaker of the event was Ms. Anushree Bhargava, who is the Group Company Secretary of Indian Express Group. Intellectual Property Rights is all about creation of the mind such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs and symbols, names and images used in commerce. It is protected in law for example: patents, copyrights, trademarks which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefits. It is related to the literary, artistic, scientific works,it is also related to the invention in all field of human endeavours. There are several IP laws like The Copyright Act 1957, The Patents Act 1970, The Designs Act 2000 and many more. The seminar also included issues which is found in the environment because of the comparative advertisement. The subject matter of copyrights should be in writing, as ideas are not copyrightable,only the expression of the idea can be copyrighted. The various steps to be taken to register a copyright were also discussed in the seminar.The seminar was an interactive session where the students participated with full enthusiasm and cleared their doubts related to the IPR.
On 7th February 2020, Institution’s Innovation Council of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji organised a workshop on 'Attitude Building towards Entrepreneurship'. The key speaker of the event was Mr. Anurag Aggarwal who is a serial entrepreneur and has more than 20 years of experience in this area. He is also an international inspirational speaker, who motivates and encourages young minds towards entrepreneurship. He also shared his experience, where he converted a monthly income of Rs 4500 to a business having turnover of Rs.100 crores. The session was quite interactive where students participated in large numbers and cleared all their doubts. He also encouraged students and motivated them about, how having the right attitude and determination can help in achieving all the desires, and how having the confidence of being at the top of any skill can help them in their growth. He also described about the various classes of work - being someone's employee, having your own business, self-employed or practice. Being business oriented helps to create the system where you are not only looking for jobs but you are the job provider. Students loved the session and the speaker concluded by encouraging them to be the one who wants a change in their life, who has a burning attitude to reach everything in their life but most important is to identify the things, which you really want and work towards it.
On January 30, 2020 the Institution’s Innovation Council of Jagannath International Management School Kalkaji organised a lecture on "What It Will Take to Excel as an Entrepreneur in a Start Up?"The speaker of the day was Dr. Sumita Ketkar who has corporate experience of more than half a decade. She also teaches Human resources management, reward management, professional competencies to the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Westminster Business School, London. The lecture focused on the changing landscape of work, how the workplace is changing and what are the major reasons behind it. Some of the reasons are drive towards sustainability, digitisation and changing demographics in workforce. The world economic forum says that the volatility of climate change is set to have a direct impact on business. 15% of global GDP is highly dependent on nature and it's services whose worth is more than 13 trillion dollar, also 36% of global GDP is moderately dependent on nature and it's services. We should therefore switch from reactive approach to proactive and transformational approach to create change in the environment. Adaptability, creativity and collaboration are the pro environmental behaviours and skills which one must possess. The lecture concluded by focusing more on the communication skills as how these skills are becoming more important to excel in any entrepreneur venture and experiences and new opportunities are playing a major role in it, as the components of creative performances can be developed by being a polymath, understanding your purpose and mindfulness.
Smart India Hackathon 2020 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem solving. The students would also have the opportunity to work on challenges faced within the private sector organisations and create world class solutions for some of the top companies in the world, thus helping the Private sector hire the best minds from across the nation. It is an initiative by Ministry of HRD, AICTE involving 1 Lakh+ technical students, 3000+ technical institutions, 200+ organizations from across India. It is the World's biggest Software and Hardware hackathon where technology students across India compete to creatively solve problems and offer technical solutions and harness expertise of students from IISc, IITs, NITs and AICTE/UGC approved institutions An Internal Hackathon was conducted on 20th January 2020 in JIMS Kalkaji where 5 teams of 7 students each presented their ideas and plans before Dr. Seema Agarwal, Joint Registrar, JIMS Kalkaji. The best two teams were selected for the final submission of the ideas on 28th January, 2020. The first team submitted their ideas on problem statement - 1.Geo Tracking of Waste and Triggering Alerts and Mapping Areas with High Waste Index and the second team on the problem statement -Portal for Farmers to sell the produce at a better rate.
On January 28, 2020 the Institution’s Innovation Council of Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji organised a talk on "How to plan a Start-up and Legal and Ethical Steps involved". The speaker of the day was Ms Ananya Chandra, who is a lawyer, entrepreneur, innovation and technology specialist. She is currently working with the Principal Scientific Advisor of Government of India. She is also the co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of the mobile health solutions which is a health care venture. She believes that being an entrepreneur is a growing mindset. She also highlighted the difference between startup and small business, where the former requires the growth, innovative business model and sacrificing the profitability for growth. She also described the AIR (ambiguity, initiative, resilience) test which is conducted for entrepreneur. The talk made the students understand that the reality may be not as smooth as how it is planned and there are lots of ups and downs in the path of the entrepreneur. She also described about the MPS (Meaning, Pleasure, Strengths) test, which helps to find the development zone and work accordingly. RWW (Real, win, worth it) test helps to choose the idea which can be accepted in the society. She gave special attention towards the major legal and ethical mistakes which is to be avoided and also about the steps to taken which will help in the growth of the start up.
The Third meeting of the JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council was held on 22nd January, 2020. The previous quarter (October-December,2019 ) activities of the council were reviewed and the schedule for the quarter (January – March,2020) were discussed and put on record.
JIMS- KALKAJI Institution’s Innovation Council organized, as part of the IIC activity, an Incubator visit for PGDM & PGDM (IB) First Year students to Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, Near Govind Puri Metro Station, New Delhi, on 17th December 2019. Mr. Alok Nikhil Jha, COO and Mr. Vibhor, Manager, Innovation & Incubation Center, IIITD made the students aware that incubator is a platform focused towards fostering and promoting the entrepreneurial spirit of start-up enthusiasts by providing a healthy ecosystem to promote their ideas, startups and research into successful entrepreneurial ventures. Students got the opportunity to know about various startups like GoBikes, Swapeco, RealVol, Deep Blue Insights etc. and were shown the Design Thinking and Innovation lab where they could see the setup provided for tech startups.
JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council organized a Guest Lecture on ‘Entrepreneurship-Perks and Challenges’ by Mr. Aatif Jamal, Foodpreneur, Managing Director, Foodelicious Private Limited on December 12, 2019 for PGDM & PGDM (IB) First Year students.
On 3rd December 2019, JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council organised an awareness workshop on 'National Innovation and Start Up Policy’. The key speaker of the event was Mr. Shadab Mobin,. He has 19 years of diverse experience in the field of finance, management and entrepreneurship and is currently heading ANDC Instart Foundation. Dr.Mallika Mathew, the Convener of JIMS IIC, shared her knowledge on how nurturing the skills of students can lead to innovation and shape the lives of students. She also spoke the various activities of IIC like how it conducts workshops and activities to enhance the creativity and innovative ability of the student. Ms Sanjeela Mathur, head of JIMS-ANDC Incubator, spoke about the various facilities the incubator offers to the students. The second half of the event was taken up by Mr. Shadab Mobin who has a keen insight in entrepreneurship development. He explained to the students and faculty the main points of the National innovation and Startup Policy. The recent policy document has shown that the government is also backing up the skills by starting programs like 'Make In India'. It also highlights the point on how the government is attempting to make guiding framework for all the Higher Education Institutes to promote entrepreneurship and is helping in commercialization of research attempts.
The second meeting of the JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council was held on 25th November, 2019. The previous quarter (July – September, 2019) activities of the council were reviewed and the schedule for the quarter (September – December, 2019) were discussed and put on record.
As part of the JIMS, Kalkaji Institution’s Innovation Council activity, students from PGDM visited two places in the village of Lal Kuan, South Delhi on 19th and 20th November,2019. The primary motive of the visit was to understand about their living conditions and to identify the real life problems they are facing in their surroundings in the village. The rural visit provided an opportunity to the students to gain practical skills and be exposed to the problems which are faced by the villagers. The experience gained during the visit has encouraged the students to work for rural development. They got a clear idea as to what amenities and infrastructures are required for betterment of life in village areas.
JIMS Institution’s Innovation Council organised a Guest lecture as a part of the MHRD IIC on “Storytelling for PGP” by Ms. Kuljeet Kaur, Manager, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. on 23rd November 2019 for PGDM first year students.
Innovation Council of JIMS Kalkaji (E-Cell) organised an event of start-up entrepreneurs on 19th November 2019 titled “The Leverage Model”. The event was conducted in collaboration with ANDC Incubation Cell under the aegis of Mr. Atul Suri, Founder of EBN Learning Private Limited. Mr. Atul Puri, the man behind the leverage model, works on the belief that life gives us one chance - leave it or take it. The main thrust of the speaker was awareness about changing business dynamics since 2000 till date, from brick and mortar world to digitally connected world. In this digitalized environment, start-ups can come together and leverage their resources, social media and social network. He talked about different types of business models such as business by chance, business by design, business by cycle and transactional business and their processes. Overall the session was very interactive and insightful.
The Event was held on 8th November, 2019 in the JIMS auditorium under the aegis of IIC, JIMS, Kalkaji. The event had good participation from students of PGDM and PGDM IB. Each presenter presented in diverse areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. The presentations were on titles such as Leveraging e-skills for innovation in the knowledge society, Business incubation management and leadership, Entrepreneurship education, and Innovation in enterprise education including methods and business succession.
Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji under the aegis of IIC, JIMS,Kalkaji celebrated entrepreneurship week from 5th November 2019 to 8th November 2019. Students from different colleges participated in the events and unleashed their creativity, entrepreneurship and marketing skills. The following events were held as part of entrepreneurship week where students got a chance to show their talent-Treasure hunt, Business quiz, Campus Company, IPL auction, Business Plan. These events helped to develop time management skills and also made students learn how to be quick while making decisions. Campus company event helped the students to learn the intricacies of running a business which will stand in good stead for them in future.
IPL auction the fourth event of the entrepreneurship week was held on 7th November 2019. Teams from 14 different colleges registered themselves for the event. The event was a huge success. The students got a chance to show their financial management skills and learn how investing in the proper place can lead to benefits in future. Business plan the last event of the entrepreneurship week, was held on 8th November 2019. Six teams participated in the event. The participants presented the business plans for a wide range of ideas - sustainable fashion, rental clothing, gym power zone, valet parking, med foods and construction of customization application designing. Some of the ideas were really good and can be converted as a successful start up through dedication and hard work.
A talk on the journey of an entrepreneur was conducted at Jagannath International Management School, Kalkaji on 6th November, 2019 as a part of the activities of IIC-JIMS Kalkaji. Mr. Srinath Sudershan the co-founder of an organization that deals with developing gaming applications took this session. The topic of the discussion was the ‘Challenges in Becoming An Entrepreneur and Relevance of Innovation’.
This session was marked by participative interaction between the speaker and the students present, which included the IIC student members, PGDM, PGDM( IB) and BBA students. A total of 140 students attended this lecture. An interesting power point presentation along with continuous interactions was the main features of this lecture where the entrepreneur not only described his life journey of becoming an entrepreneur but also encouraged the students to be innovative and polish their communication skills. The session was concluded by a small activity to provide some tips to the students to improve their business communication skills and stay motivated to be an entrepreneur.
Ministry of Human Resource Development has conceptualized a National Education Alliance for Technologies (NEAT) as a Scheme for using technology to make learning more personalized and customized. NEAT would deliver Education Technology solutions directly to the students and educational institutions, through a National NEAT portal, giving learners a wide choice to select the technological solution that would suit their requirement, thereby, improving their overall learning outcomes. To give a visual identity to the Scheme, MHRD’s Innovation Cell invited entries for logo design, which may convey the purpose of NEAT. The Theme for logo is Quality Education, Technology, Alliance, Adaptive learning, Artificial Intelligence.
Adarsh Rajput, Rohit Barua, Mahiti Doshi, Garima Bhatt and Komal Mishra of Jagannath International Management School under the aegis of IIC-JIMS Kalkaji, participated in the NEAT LOGO Contest
As a part of the Innovation Awareness Fortnight, in order to increase the reach of JIMS INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION COUNCIL to the students, a logo and slogan making competition was organized on 110th Oct, 2019 in which the students from PGDM, PGDM (IB), BBA and B.Com (H) participated. Great responses were received and as reward for the winner, JIMS will use the logo and slogan designed by the winner for the JIMS INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATION COUNCIL.
JIMS Kalkaji, in association with Weaving Dreams organised a Talk Show on 5th October 2019 on the theme “Innovation: Contemporary Perspective on Innovations, Societal Harmony and Economic Growth”. The event was coordinated by Dr Gagandeep Kaur Gulati., Founder, Weaving Dreams and the chief guest was Mrs. Kiran Chopra, Founder Chairperson of Varisht Nagrik Kesari Club and Director of Punjab Kesari Pvt Ltd. The panel of speakers consisted of Dr. Manpreet Singh Manna, Former Director, AICTE, Mrs. Kiran Chopra, Chairperson, Punjab Kesari Pvt. Ltd., Mrs. Shivani Singh, Head of Corporate Affairs, EBG Vertical, Apetch Limited, Ms. Deepika Chawla, Vice president, Fortune 100 Company and Ms. Jyoti Kukreja, Asst. Professor, JIMS Kalkaji. During the talk show, the concept of innovation was discussed, and how innovation has changed our personal as well as professional lives. The event commenced with a tree plantation to promote the Green Initiative of JIMS Kalkaji. Finally, the event was concluded by Dr. J.K Batra, Director, JIMS Kalkaji who motivated students by focusing on the fact that innovation has not only helped in creating new ideas but also helped in achieving the societal harmony and economic growth.
JAGANNATH INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL, KALKAJI has established an Institution Innovation Council (IIC) for the calendar year 2019-20 as per the norms of MHRD’s Innovation Cell, Government of India on 11th September, 2019. IIC, JIMS, Kalkaji conducted its first council meeting on 18th September, 2019. IIC constitutes of faculty members, students from PGDM and PGDM IB and external experts from the field of entrepreneurship, incubation etc.
IIC, JIMS KALKAJI is celebrating the Innovation Fortnight from 1st October, 2019 to 15th October, 2019.