National Management Day Celebration
The National Management day was celebrated by Faculty of Management Studies, ITM Universe, Gwalior on Feb 22, 2011.The apex body of Management profession in the country, the All India Management Association (AIMA) celebrated it as its foundation day.
Having a day denoted in the year as 'National Management Day' is to recognize importance of management profession in all spheres of human endeavor. Though in this competitive scenario the demand for managers has increased but not without a baggage of expectations. Management profession is lately being tested in the context of human weaknesses and weak structural quotient of nations. We intend to use this day to muse upon the alternatives available to managers in order to scale challenges in this discontinuous world.
The function was attended by the Dignitaries from Industries, Management professors and Management students. The Following Dignitaries were present in the event:
Mr. S. Majumdar, President, Gwalior Management Association and GM, HR & IR , JK Tyre Banmore
Mr. MK Jain, Executive Director, Gwalior Management Association
Dr. Manoj Patwardhan, Secratory, GMA and Associate Prof, IIITM Gwalior
Mr. A.K. Shinde, Vice President, Works, JK Tyre Banmore
Prof. Dr. Yogesh Upadhyay, Director, Management Studies, ITM Universe,
Mr. R.K. Gupta, Personnel Manager, JB Mangaram Foods Pvt. Ltd. Gwalior
Mr. Devendra Dhariwal, Head Quality Assurance , SRF Ltd.
Dr. Nimit Choudhary , IITTM Gwalior
Mr. Ramesh Devrat, Asst. Prof. IITTM, Gwalior
The Interaction Session:
The session started with a Welcome note by Prof. Dr. Yogesh Upadhyay, Director, Management Studies, ITM Universe. which further followed by an interaction session between Dignitaries from Industries , professors, and Students. The Interaction focused on achieving the Quality of teaching and learning process with collaboration of Industries.
Mr. A.k. Shinde suggested that all the faculty mentors of students should regularly visit industries in order to interact with the managers of respective companies so that the interaction can result into some useful and meaningful research projects appropriate for students.
This way it will save time and unnecessary efforts of students of spoiling their energy on irrelevant topics and projects. Mentors can also be benefitted by this approach as they will be in a better position to explain the topics to the students and it will also help them to channel their efforts in right direction.
In other words this approach is going to save the time of both mentor and student. One more benefit that can be derived from this approach is that the faculty can work on their research papers in collaboration with students on some high quality data and likewise on the projects. So in this way the intellectual property of the institute will be strengthened.
Mr. S. Majumdar initially came up with his presentation on 'What is expected from a Manager'. Initially he talked about how can a 'Manager' meet the expectation by satisfying customers. The main focus of his talk was a very important message for the students that there is a gap between what is expected and what the students deliver. According to him this is just because lack of industrial interaction and exposure to the students during their studies.
He added during panel discussion that if GMA which consist of members both from academics and industries can provide the students with a platform where classroom studies and practical exposure coincide and students can get the best blend of 'Management Curriculum'.
He also shared his observation of so many years regarding attitude of individuals. He tried to make everybody feel the importance of attitude and attitude building. According to him students in this region do not carry the right attitude because of lack of exposure. Again this shortcoming can be overcome through more and more interaction with the corporate professionals and industry visits he concluded.
Mr R.K. Gupta while expressing his views said that from a long time he has been observing that in gwalior region the attitude is missing in youngsters. They have knowledge, skills but somewhere that attitude is missing which could make them work with zeal. In the absence of which they are not able to match up with the needs of the industry. Industry and institutes have their own and unique work spheres. The former and the latter should should work in coordination with each other in order to bring the hidden talent in the new comers and equip them or introduce to them the basics and skills of management. And for this ITM in Gwalior who is working hard every day to bridge this gap. He also said, that GMA is a perfect platform for this purpose. He emphasized that rather than students going to industry for training, institutes should call industry people to the institutes and should train the students in batches. As the students are energetic and have innovative ideas also some projects should also be given to them so that at the time of interview the students real skills can be checked by means of these projects they have handled during their professional studies.
Vote of Thanks by Dr. Manoj Patwardhan:
Initially Prof. Dr. Yogesh Upadhyay talked about 3 C's i.e., Cricket, Corruption and Conversion in addition to it Dr. Manoj Patwardhan added one more C i.e., Commitment . He said that by commitment we can achieve our objectives.
Vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Manoj Patwardhan Prof. IIITM Gwalior and organizing secretary of GMA. He said that GMA want to achieve some objectives. We should focus on some specific agenda and we should understand the expectations of AIMA so that we can contribute to fulfill these expectations.