The department of management, BIT Mesra hosted Internico’19 on 7th of November 2019 which was an intercollege summer internship competition where final year MBA students from pan India presented their summer internship project report.
Internico'19 witnessed participation from pan India from which 8 finalists from IIT Kharagpur, BIT Mesra, IIM Ranchi, XIMB and ICFAI University were invited for the final round out of which IIT Kharagpur bagged the first position and Aditi Sharma from XIMB won the second runner up.
The chief guest and judge for the event Mr. Naveen Kejriwal, General Manager at Lenevo for Eastern India & Overseas, felicitated the winners with cash prizes and gifts worth more than 20000.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM(26/08/2019 to 30/08/2019)
The Department of Management in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, BIT Mesra, organised a Workshop on “Excellence in Pedagogy and Quantitative Research”. workshop focused on two significant requirements of quality technical education viz pedagogical competencies and application of quantitative research methods. Pedagogical competencies of instructors play a crucial role in improving the quality of the teaching and learning in higher education institutions. The philosophy of Outcome Based Education (OBE) is a student centric approach to education in which decisions about the curriculum design, contents and teaching methods are driven by the verifiable exit learning outcomes that the students should display on completing the course. This is an era of technology enhanced learning. Blended learning which implies combining e-learning with traditional classroom methods and independent study is the need of the hour. The workshop had sessions on use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) which have enabled scaling up of access to quality education to millions of students around the world. In this era of multi-disciplinary application of Data Science, expertise in quantitative research methods is a necessity for faculty and researchers across disciplines. Quantitative research is the systematic, empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical, or computational techniques.
The Resource Persons for the workshop were:
1. Prof. Shailendra Singh (Director), IIM Ranchi
2. Prof Prabhat Mittal, University of Delhi, New Delhi
3. Mr S.S. Das, Centre for Education Technology, IIT Kharagpur
4. Prof. A.B. Pandit (Dean HRD), Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
5. Dr. V.H. Dalvi, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
6. Dr. Snehasis Chakraborty, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
7. Dr. S.T. More, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
“Quizzard” the annual departmental fest of Department Of Management, BIT Mesra was conducted on august 10th 2019 .
The fest consisted of four events, namely Biz Quiz, Wrangle- The Debatable, Channel Surf and Turn The Table. It was a complete event from book lovers to entertainment seekers, with added opportunity to win and add certificates to boost up students’ resume.
ORIENTATION(16/07/2019 & 17/07/2019)
Department of management, BIT Mesra organised a two-day orientation program (July 16th 2019- July 17th 2019) to welcome the newly admitted first year budding managers. The event marked its beginning with the institute prayer followed by the guest lectures of Mr.Kamlesh Kumar Sharma (VP and chief communications officer at Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.), MS. Madhumita Pathak (Associate Director- loyalty and payments OLA, ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) and Mr. Shadab Hassan, an acclaimed social entrepreneur.
Next day of this two-day orientation involved various fun activities that enhanced business acumen and team spirit among the students.
B-TRIX’19, 9th March 2019
Department of Management, BIT Mesra proudly hosted B-TRIX’19, An inter college management fest to test the participant’s business acumen, skills and knowledge.
With the theme of“Young Entrepreneurs”,the event was filled with learning and excitement to make the participants explore the best of themselves and showcasetheir caliber, the power of persuasion and the ability to handle pressure.
In excess of 90 groups from various universities/ collegesparticipated in different events and won money prizes alongside treats worth more than 40,000. The key events included Business Quiz, Business Plan, Pixels, Corporate Council and NukkadNatak. The event concluded with a Cultural Evening, JASHN where dance and melodic introductions were made by the understudies
Mr. Raj Vardhan (Sr. Vice President , Olam International Ltd.)
The Department of Management organized a guest lecture on "De-cluttering Strategy: In the commodity space" on 1st March, 2019. It was conducted by Mr. Rajvardhan, former Senior Vice President at Olam International Limited. Mr. Rajvardhan is an alumnus from the MBA 1989-1991 batch of the Department. Subsequently he completed the Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School. He has 25 year long experience in International Agri-Business with the top brands for all major sectors. He shared his global industry experience, where he challenged the conventional wisdom around strategy.
Alumni Visit (16/02/2019)
The Department of Management, B.I.T Mesra welcomed two of its distinguished alumni (MBA 1999-2001 batch), Ms.Mridula Shekhar (Chief Marketing Officer, TATA AIA Life Insurance) and Mr. Ravi Pandey (Pre sales Consultant at Kronos Incorporated) on 16 th Feb. The duo interacted with the students and shared their experiences as well as provided inputs on the expectations of the corporate world from fresh recruits.
Ms. Mridula Shekhar (Cheif Marketing Officer,Tata AIA Life Insurance) Mr. Ravi Pandey ( Pre sales Consultant at Kronos Incorporated)
Guest Lecture by Dr. Alok Chaturvedi on 8/02/2019
Dr. Alok Chaturvedi, Professor of Information Systems at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, USA who is also an Adjunct Faculty of the department visited the department on 8th February 2019 to interact with the faculty and students. He delivered an insightful and inspiring talk on recent developments and applications of Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and Big Data in improving efficiency of businesses. The talk was followed by a very interesting question- answer session.
Guest Lecture by Mr. Gyanendra Niraj (AGM, SEBI Ranchi Local Office) on 7/02/2019
The Department of Management, BIT Mesra is continuously empowering the students with skills required for making wise investments in the capital market. After a visit to the SEBI office in October 2018, the students got an opportunity to attend a guest lecture delivered by Mr. Gyanendra Niraj (AGM and Office In-charge, SEBI Ranchi, Local Office) on 7th February 2019. The lecture was organized to keep students updated and aware of the investment opportunities in the stock market. The session proceeded with discussion on the basic functionality of stock market, different trading modes and methods by which budding investors can balance minimizing of risk and maximizing of returns on different investment avenues. The students were also tested by giving them some critical situations and asking them for suggestions to handle them. The students were further encouraged to invest a small portion of their savings in the stock market so that they can practically understand its workings and also generate some good returns.
RBI E-Baat on 29/01/2019
The Department organized “ E – Baat” , a digital banking workshop in which Mr. Brij Raj, the General Manager of RBI Patna addressed the students. The event was attended by all the students of the department. The session began with a quiz on the world of Banking & Finance. The students actively participated in the quiz and won prizes sponsored by RBI. The quiz was followed by a detailed presentation made by Mr Brij Raj on the recent advancements made in digitization of transactions, the role of RBI in promoting digitization of the economy through appropriate regulatory initiatives and the challenges faced by all stakeholders in promoting digital transactions. The session ended with an engaging Q&A session.
ICICI STOCK MIND on 17/01/2019
The Department of Management organized Stock MIND 7, a nationwide contest hosted by ICICI Direct. This is an annual virtual investment competition, which gives students a real world trading experience. Department of Management has been hosting the event for the past 7 years. Ms Smita Chakraborty, Zonal Head Marketing (East), ICICI Securities was the guest speaker for the event who discussed the advantages of investing in the stock market. She then spelled out the process by which students can participate in this virtual game as well as the rules and regulations of the game.STOCK MIND gives an opportunity to compete for the title of *'Best Budding Investor'* not just within the college, but also at the national level.
Research Colloquium 11th January, 2019
The Department organized a Research Colloquium on 11th January, 2019. Dr. Pradeep K Bala, Associate Professor, IIM Ranchi delivered a lecture on Research and Management Practice at the colloquium. Dr Sandeep Dutta , Dean Admission and Academic Coordination ( BIT Mesra) and Dr Utpal Baul Dean , Alumni & International Relations also graced the occassion. Dr Bala’s lecture gave an insight about the importance of Research and Data Analytics in the field of Management. The lecture was followed by series of presentations by Research Scholars and Faculty members of the department on their ongoing research.
Alumni Meet on 25/01/2019
The corridors of management building once again echoed with old memories when alumni of MBA batch 2004-2006 visited the Department on 25th January 2019. It was an occasion for old relationships to be cherished and refreshed. The Department of Management is pleased to have organised a wonderful and memorable alumni meet to ensure that our alumni feel connected to the department irrespective of where they are located. Most of the alumni were visiting their Alma matter after a long time and were thrilled to be back in the college campus once again and interact with their mentors. They also actively chatted with the present batch of students. In their interaction with the students, they addressed queries related to career opportunities, placement preparations and entrepreneurship and wished them all the success and good luck for their future.
Case Study Competition Powered by Motor Haat on 24th January 2019
The Department organised an Inter College Case Study Competition alongwith Motor Haat, a Jharkhand based award-winning start-up, on 24 th January 2019. 81 teams consisting of both undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the state participated. Teams from colleges like XLRI Jamshedpur, XISS Ranchi, Central University of Jharkhand and Amity University submitted their solution for a live case from Motorhaat. Out of the 81 teams who participated, 8 teams were shortlisted for the final round which took place at BIT Mesra campus. The teams presented their analysis in front of three distinguished jury members and XLRI Jamshedpur won the first prize who, along with the runner up teams were awarded cash prizes. The purpose of this event was to inculcate critical and analytical thinking skills amongst management students and to provide a great learning experience to the participants.
MBA QUIZZARD on 11/09/2018
The department organized Quizzard 18’, a Management event for the students of both the batches on the 11th of September 2018. The students got an opportunity to compete with their classmates in the business event. The day started with its first event which was Brand Trails followed by Biz Quiz, Wrangle, Turn the table and Corporate Buzz. The event was designed to test the overall management skills and knowledge of the students. It put them on test and made them perform their best. To conclude the event the winners were awarded certificates and were encouraged to actively participate in similar activities by the organisers and the faculty members.
The students of the department visited Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Ranchi, local office on 4th and 5th of October 2018. The students interacted with Mr. Gyanendra Niraj (AGM and Office In-charge) and Mr. Mohammad Shahid (Assistant Manager). They gave lectures on Risk - Return profile and diversification of investment portfolios. They also covered details of stock market fraud and role of SEBI in controlling it.
INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO JINDAL STEEL AND POWER LIMITED, PATRATU
The first batch of MBA third semester students (2017-2019) had an industrial visit to Jindal steel and power limited, Patratu on 25th September 2018. The main objective of the visit was to make the students understand the real time scenario in the industry. it is very important for the students to understand the implication of various management theories and concepts that they learn throughout the course in the modern-day industry. The closely observed the practices that helped the management at the steel plant work smoothly.
The students were addressed by Mr. B.Singh(GM,HR) and Mr.RN Prasad (AGM HR). The students could discuss their queries and found solutions. They got real time insights about the industrial practices and were motivated to be better citizens of the society. The students were allowed to make plant sight visit of “Bar Rod Mill plant” and “Wire Rod Mill plant” to understand the manufacturing and production operation, the floor and plant layout and its optimised utilisation.
They were also given insights of the security measures for the workers and how they help them create better work environment. The plant manager explains how the health of the workers was the first priority of the management. They also gave insights of how the various training and development programs are conducted for all the employees in the factory. The students were made aware of the various financial strategies, the recovery parameter which now the Jindal group focuses upon to compensate its recent losses along with the future growth strategies. The students were accompanied by three professors.
1. A Guest Lecture was organized on "Management Change " by Mr. V.S.kumar from Ashok Leyland which was held on 30th August, 2017 for students of MBA.
2. Motivational session by Mr. Mrinal Pathak
Date-September 5, 2017
It was on the auspicious occasion of Teachers Day that the MBA 2K16 and 2K17 (section A) students got an opportunity to interact with Mr. Mrinal Pathak. It was a two-hour long session where the students discussed on the following
- The importance of self-awareness.
- Tips and tricks to tackle interviews.
- Importance of visual learning.
- Working knowledge of English language.
- And the different angles to view the term “MANAGEMENT” etc
Students discussed their queries and they found the session to be very fruitful. The session concluded with a vote of thanks. The students thanked the Department of Management for arranging the session.
3.Guest lecture by Mr. PRADEEP KUMAR HAZARI.
Date: September 5, 2017
The MBA batch of 2K16 and 2K17 got an opportiunity to attend a remarkably beneficial session by Mr. Pradeep Kumar Hazari (Advisor cum Special Secretary, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Co-operative, Government of Jharkhand). It was a three hour long interactive session were students learnt a lot about dairy farming and the career prospects in the same. The guest also spoke about the DO’s and DON’Ts for a budding entrepreneur laying special emphasis on the dairy industry. He also talked about the importance of being aware of the surroundings and having a rational outlook towards life. He explained important lessons by using his personal experiences which proved to be very interesting for students. Students discussed their issues and shared their ideas. He encouraged the students to come up with creative business plans and assured that the Government of Jharkhand would help with financial aid if the plan is feasible.The session ended with a vote of thanks.
A seminar was held on "Start-Ups: Issues, Opportunities" for MBA students on 05/09/2017 by Sri Pradeep Kumar Hazari, Advisor cum Special Secretary, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Co-operative, Government of Jharkhand.