Dr. Sheeja Krishna Kumar and Dr. Puja Archana Sahu welcomed the I Semester MBA students and gave a bird’s eye view of Indian Academy School of Management Studies. The students were a part of induction program conducted by resource persons on several interesting topics.
Prof. Sathish, Department of BCA handled a session on Quantitative Abilities, as many professions require having some mathematical ability, and some occupations will require job applicants to perform a significant amount of work with numerical data. Dr. Reena Shyam, IASMS did the icebreaking session familiarizing students with each other intended to help a group to begin the process of forming themselves into a team. The talk by Prof. Afzal, BBA Department, revolved around Career Guidance and how to choose the career path that best suits the interest of the students. Prof. Kalpana focused on Skill Development for management students, providing them knowledge of requisite skills to be employable. Prof. Rohini from IASMS discussed the importance of individual SWOT Analysis of students; Professor Kuppusamy described the importance of Managing Relationships which was an essential ability that students should inculcate, no matter what stream of job they get into.
Prof. Jaffer, Principal, Indian Academy Evening College appraised the new batch on their Journey with IASMS. Dr. Mahuya De Ghosh, HOD Department of Chemistry highlighted the need for effective communication skills. Prof. Sam Joshua Director, Department of Professional Excellence emphasized on presentation and Goal setting. Dr. Devendra M, HOD Department of Tourism stressed on the importance of learning and seeking knowledge as MBAs.
The concluding session of MBA orientation was handled by Mr. K. Ilango Samuel Peter, a media and communications expert. He is the Head of the Media Division at the Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health and Family Welfare Trust, a well known rural health institute in Tamil Nadu, South India. The 2 day session by Mr. K. Ilango on Effective communication included games & exercises that would help students learning to improve the way they communicate with others. The session was more fun and engaging the fresh students in interactions and discussions.
The induction program was instrumental in preparing the minds of the new batch of MBAs for the requirements and standards of the management program guiding them to focus on building the right skill set.