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Volume 7, Issue 1 Newsletter January - June, 2014

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IIMT Students feature in BBC World Programme on 20th August, 2013

Tuesday, 20th August, 2013. The CEO of IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group) with his team visited the new campus of IIMT at Sohna Road to meet the budding hospitality students. The occasion was a familiarization trip of the esteemed team of IHG and BBC Worldwide to the proposed state of the art campus which is spread in an area of 4 acres. Mr. Amit Kapoor, Promoter, IIMT and Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Director IIMT accompanied the enthusiastic guests to show around the campus while responding to their futuristic questions. Mr. Jan addressed a class of SHTM students on various aspects of hospitality business, changes in global trends, growing career opportunities and sustainable management practices. Few of the students also got an opportunity to continue this learning session with the dynamic CEO at Hotel Crowne Plaza, Rohini. They experienced a skill based workshop on Italian cuisine with the Culinary Leaders of IHG (Mr. Aditya Gemini, Executive Chef & Team) and Mr. Jan (who started his career in hospitality as a trainee in Food Production area). Overall, it was a memorable day for IIMT team and students to spend few hours in the company of the Leadership team of one of the largest chains of hotels worldwide. Inside this issue: IIMT Convocation 2013 on 21st September 2013..................................................2 IIMT Convocation 2013..........................................................................................4 Summer Internships for IIMT Students...................................................................6 Placements for IIMT Students................................................................................6 Internships for IIMT Students.................................................................................7 Winter Internships for IIMT Students......................................................................8 Entrepreneurial Workshop......................................................................................9 Moment of Pride for three.......................................................................................9 IIMT Students Win Second Prize at Chandiwala Competition..............................10 First year student wins laurels at MDI’s Imperium................................................10 IIMT Students Excel Quiz Competition.................................................................10 Innovation Challenge Winners Trip....................................................................... 11 Innovation Challenge Newsreports.......................................................................12 Innovation Challenge 2013...................................................................................13 Post Graduate Students Visit UK.........................................................................15 Singapore Visit.....................................................................................................16 The 6th International Conference on Services Management...............................17

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IIMT Welcomes the Batch of 2013.......................................................................18 The Cyprus Conference and Visit to Istanbul.......................................................19 Industry Experts and Guest Speakers at IIMT..................................................... 20 Mindset Training and Counseling Session...........................................................23 Faculty Research and Publications......................................................................24 Visit to Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon...........................................................................26 PG Events............................................................................................................27 Industrial Visit.......................................................................................................28 THE InQuiZitive’ #5..............................................................................................30 Club Activities.......................................................................................................31 Rangoli Competition.............................................................................................34 Sambandh Collection Camp.................................................................................35 Culinary Leaders Round Table.............................................................................36 The Counselor Conclave......................................................................................37 Conference on CSR & Social Entrepreneurship...................................................38 State-of-the-art campus of IIMT ...........................................................................39 IHG CEO Visit.......................................................................................................40

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IIMT Convocation 2013 on 21st September, 2013

IIMT- Oxford University, Gurgaon held it’s Annual Convocation on 21st September, 2013 at Radisson Blu Plaza, Gurgaon. The convocation was marked by the presence of Prof. John Raftery, Pro Vice Chancellor (Student experience), Oxford Brookes University. Distinguished guests from the IIMT Academic & Management Committee as well as industry experts including Dr. Ramesh Kapur, Chairman IIMT & promoter, Radisson Blu Delhi & Varanasi and Mr. K. B. Kachru, Chairman, Carlson- Rezidor Hotels, Mr. Harmeet Singh, GM- Archies India, Mr. Nitin Kapur, Member of the Board IIMT, Ms. Kaval Verma, Regional Vice President, Human Resources, South West Asia at InterContinental Hotels

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Group, Ms. Vinay Narang, Regional Director Corporate Communications, at InterContinental Hotels Group and Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Director IIMT also graced the occasion. The ceremony commenced with the academic procession, looking dignified in the ceremonial dress. Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Director-IIMT, addressed the august gathering by emphasising on the ethos and values held sacrosanct by the institute while imparting knowledge to the young graduates. She congratulated two first year students on their humane gesture in helping an accident victim in need, who later turned out to be an employee at Airtel and who duly felicitated the

students during Airtel’s Annual meet. She stressed on the need for ethics and discipline while maintaining professional duties and the importance of being a good human being. She also announced IHG’s tie-up with IIMT. IIMT has an IHG academy for hospitality sector, to an applauding hall. The Chairman, Dr. Ramesh Kapur highlighted the importance of being a visionary and following ones dreams. He also detailed the various achievements of IIMT including the wonderful placement record of the institution in all the top-rated Corporate Houses of the world and the various entrepreneurs the institute had borne. Prof. John Raftery, Pro Vice Chan-

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IIMT Convocation 2013 on 21st September, 2013 cellor (Student experience), Oxford Brookes University lauded the students on their achievements and how they were now a part of an international community of citizens who were profitably engaged in the society. He presented degrees to the graduating students from B.Sc in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Bachelors of Business Administration from the School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the School of Management and Entrepreneurship and Post Graduate

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Programme in Management from the School of Management and Entrepreneurship. This was followed by the announcement of the prestigious Dean’s List. Distinguished students who achieved high merit both academically and on basis of their participation in extracurricular were awarded for achieving the honour of Dean’s list for Overall performance by Mr. K.B. Kachru, Chairman, Carlson- Rezidor Hotels. The ceremony was graced by parents, faculty and staff of IIMT, who were proud to see their wards receive the

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degrees and awards. The ceremony ended with the academic procession exiting and the various batches posing for their batch photographs. Amid the cheers and the mandatory ‘HAT’ throwing by the students, it was a befitting close to another stupendous academic year which saw the hard work of both the students and the faculty bearing success. The day ended on a cheery note and with a high-tea with saw the parents, students and the faculty mingling to share the experiences of a great journey undertaken together.

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Summer Internships for IIMT Students from Under Graduate Programmes The following hospitality students were selected for internships: Student Name

Organisation

Location

Himalaya Sharma

Holiday Inn

Malaysia

Sidharth

Kempinski

New Delhi

Jatin Prasad

JW Marriott

Dubai

Dhanraj Singh Dhillon

Holiday Inn

Malaysia

Piyush Thakur

Al Raha Beach Hotel

Abu Dhabi

Abhinav Bansal

Four Season

Mumbai

Kunal Sharman

Al Raha Beach Hotel

Abu Dhabi

Yajas Kharbanda

JW Marriott

Chandigarh

Aseem Rishi

JW Marriott Aerocity

New Delhi

Kartik Kalra

Al Danat Hotel

Abu Dhabi

Kushaal Sharma

Al Danat Hotel

Abu Dhabi

Adarsh Raj Anand

ITC Maurya

Patna

Harjap Singh Salh

Country Inn & Suites

Gurgaon

Harjap Singh Salh

Curry House

Australia

Placements for IIMT Students from Under Graduate Programmes The following students were selected for final placements: Student Name

Organisation

Baanipreet Kaur Pasricha

IHG

Eashak Khan

Hyatt Regency

Nikhilesh Khanduri

The Oberoi

Sahil Mittal

Hyatt Regency

Sidhant Khanijo

IHG

Sunny Arya

IHG

Sushant Verma

IHG

Tushar Malik

Hyatt Regency

Placements for IIMT Students from Post Graduate Programmes The final placements for the PG 2012-14 batch commenced in December, 2013. So far the following have been placed: Additionally, 22 companies have already confirmed their participation for campus placement for the month of January 2014. The following students were selected for placements: Student Name

Program

Final Status

Akshay Sharma

PGDM

Dunia Financial LLC, Dubai

Navin Kumar Yadav

PGDM

Dunia Financial LLC, Dubai

Rohit Jain

PGPM

Dunia Financial LLC, Dubai

Joshita Arora

PGPM

Daffodil Softwares

Harsheen Sawhney

PGPM

Daffodil Softwares

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Internships for IIMT Students from Post Graduate Programmes The following students were selected for internships: Student Name

Program

Internship Company

Abhishek Saini

PGPM

BSNL

Abhishek Singh Sengar

PGPM

Outlook

Abhishek Bhola

PGPM

Air India

Adarsh Kumar

PGPM

ANMG & Co

Amit Atri

PGPM

PNB MetLife

Ankit Raikwar

PGPM

IIMT

Ankit Awasthi

PGPM

Change My Tyre .Com

Anu Bagha

PGPM

Big Bazaar

Avinash Kumar

PGPM

Cotton County

Deepika Rana

PGPM

Yebhi.com

Harleen Kaur Behl

PGPM

Air India

Harsheen sawhney

PGPM

Dreamhome Infrastructure Pvt Ltd

Jatin Chhabra

PGPM

SAIL

Joshita Arora

PGPM

SAIL

Jyoti Pathak

PGPM

SAIL

Kapil Deo Maurya

PGPM

Edelweiss

Kritka Ladha

PGPM

Wheebox

Manmeet Kaur

PGPM

SAIL

Mayank Bhadauriya

PGPM

HT Media

Nitesh Tiwari

PGPM

Abhi Industries Pvt Ltd

Pooja Gupta

PGPM

Agarwal Kamal Kumar & Associates

Pulkit Arora

PGPM

Tata Motors Finance Ltd

Pushpa

PGPM

Hansol CSN

Rahul Sahu

PGPM

IIMT

Ravikant Sharma

PGPM

IIMT

Rohit Jain

PGPM

Big Bazaar

Rupika Aggarwal

PGPM

Mahle Filters Systems Pvt Ltd

Shagun Chanana

PGPM

HT Media

Sheetal Yadav

PGPM

Caparo Maruti Ltd

Shikha Gupta

PGPM

I.H.S

Shivam Dhiman

PGPM

Lohia Warehouse Pvt Ltd

Simranjit Singh

PGPM

IIMT

Snehal Agrawal

PGPM

HT Media

Sukanya Khurana

PGPM

Kaya Life Style

Sunil Chand Rajwar

PGPM

Torna Expedition Tours & Travels

Sushila

PGPM

Air India

Swati Khandelwal

PGPM

PNB Met Life Insurance Company

Zuber Khan

PGPM

Big Bazaar

Adnan Siddqui

PGPM

Siddiqui Estate Consultants

Akshay Sharma

PGDM

Godrej Agrovet Ltd

Bikramjeet Singh

PGDM

Change My Tyre .Com

Jatindeep Singh

PGDM

Abhi Industries Pvt Ltd

Jatinderpal Singh

PGDM

Abhi Industries Pvt Ltd

Navin Kumar Yadav

PGDM

Dancing Bees

Saurabh Chaudhary

PGDM

Anthelio Business Technologies

Varun Goel

PGDM

Panasonic Novino

Waseem Abdullah Parray

PGDM

HDFC Life

Hima Chotani

PGDM

Rahat Continental Pvt Ltd

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Winter Internships for IIMT Students from Under Graduate Programmes The following students were selected for internships: Student Name

Program

Organisation

Anirudh Sharma

SHTM

Holiday Inn, Aerocity ,New Delhi

Gaurav Saxena

SHTM

Westin Hotel, Gurgaon

Karan Chouhan

SHTM

Jaypee Residency Manor, Mussoorie

Mrinal Kohli

SHTM

Holiday Inn, Aerocity ,New Delhi

Namit Yadav

SHTM

Westin Hotel, Gurgaon

Rhea Nilanjana

SHTM

Holiday Inn, Aerocity ,New Delhi

Sameeksha Goyal

SHTM

Holiday Inn, Aerocity ,New Delhi

Annamae Manilal

SHTM

Holiday Inn, Aerocity ,New Delhi

Arjun Sharma

SHTM

Taj Vivanta , Surajkund Haryana

Simone Kucera

SHTM

Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida

Piyush Gouchwal

SHTM

Holiday Inn, Aerocity ,New Delhi

Shijo Kunjumon

SHTM

Radisson Blu, Mahipalpur,New Delhi

Vishnu Yadav

SHTM

Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar,New Delhi

Das Tajender Chhillar

SHTM

Westin Hotel, Gurgaon

Atin Yadav

SHTM

Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar,New Delhi

Hardik Singh

SHTM

Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar,New Delhi

Vikrant Dabas

SHTM

Radisson Blu, Paschim Vihar,New Delhi

Panav Sarna

SHTM

JW Marriott, Chandigarh

Rohit

SHTM

Ksar Hospitality Services, Bhopal

Snehil Rai

SHTM

Jaypee Residency Manor, Mussoorie

Udit Agarwal

SHTM

Taj Vivanta, Lucknow

Akshaye Vardhen

SHTM

Radisson Blu, Mahipalpur,New Delhi

Gagan Kumar

SHTM

Jaypee Residency Manor, Mussoorie

Winter Internships for IIMT Students from Under Graduate Programmes WINTER INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS Two students from BBA who had joined Microsoft were paid a stipend of Rs.15,000/-. Puja Indrajeet shah from BBA who had joined Realyser for her winter internship was found to be exceptional by the company who even went on to offer her a job as an Analyst at a package of Rs.25,000/- per month. The following students were selected for internships: Student Name

Program

Organisation

Akshat Kumar Sharma

SOME

Microsoft India

Kshitij Todi

SOME

Microsoft India

Puja Indrajit Shah

SOME

Realyser

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Entrepreneurial Workshop held on 13th July, 2013 at IIMT

IIMT conducted an entrepreneurial workshop “RAISING FUNDS” partnering with NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network). The workshop started with a welcome note by the speaker Mr. Tim Mathews to the start up entrepreneurs who participated in the workshop. There were 15 entrepreneurs from different parts of the country. The speaker discussed various aspects of fund raising and business life cycle, ways to approach investors and to choose the right investor and the right capital. Valuation methodologies were discussed from pitching to signing the term sheet. Structuring deals at different stages of business life cycle was also one of the points that was discussed in detail. The workshop was concluded by the speakers Mr. Neeraj Jain and Mr. Surjendu Kuila from Reviews42.com. They began by sharing their own challenges of funding as start up entrepreneurs and of being 1st generation en-

trepreneurs. The speakers of the sessions were: 1. Mr. Tim Mathews, Director PE India, heads early stage and startup funding. Tim received his B-tech in mechanical engineering from IIT Madras and has pursued his MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Oline Business School at Washington University in U.S. Prior to found providence, Tim was a part of Emerson Climate Technology in US taking care of competitor acquisition analysis and product strategy, Tim was an Edison engineering graduate (EEDP) at GE Consumer Products and Satyam Engineering services working, on systems engineering, new product sourcing and product design for global markets. Tim is currently actively involved in early and growth stage fund raising, corporate financial advisory, business modeling, and in training and mentoring of entrepreneurs. 2. Neeraj Jain, Founder, Reviews42. com. A first generation entrepreneur, Reviews42.com is Neeraj’s second entrepreneurial venture. He started his start up journey in 2006 after completing his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. His first adventure was Metalogos,

a financial consulting firm. As part of Metalogos, he advised a number of small and mid sized companies from different industries like Logistics, Media, IT, Mobile VAS, Internet, Fashion, Heritage, Travel etc., on various issues like raising funds, managing financies, etc. Reviews 42.com was started in April 2012 and it is on a robust growth path after having raised two rounds of funding from prominent venture capitalists in last 15 months. 3. Surjendu Kulia, Co-Founder, Reviews42.com. He has been in technology industry for a decade and worked primarily in the United States for 8+ years in start ups and big organizations such as Apple Computers, RSA securities, EMC etc. Prior to starting Reviews42.com, he was heading Rediff Shopping. Surjendu holds a B.Tech degree from IIT-Roorkee and an MBA from IIM-Calcutta.

Moment of Pride for three of PGDM OBU and BBA 1st year students at IIMT er, a commercial vehicle had hit a motor bike rider and pillion. One received severe head injury and the second person had a minor injury. Our stu-

Three of our PGDM (OBU) & BBA 1st Year students (Mohit Sharma, Mohit Saini and Raj Joshi) are being honored by AIRTEL in the Annual General Meeting at EPICENTRE today at 16.30 hrs. The GM Airtel has called personally called the two students with lot of appreciation for these two students. The reason behind the appreciation is; a month ago just after joining IIMT, there was an accident that happened at IFFCO Chowk near Signature TowVolume 7, Number 1

The motor bike rider who had multiple head injuries is an employee of Bharti Airtel at a senior finance position.

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IIMT Students Win Second Prize at Chandiwala Competition on 25th-27th September, 2013 It was the 12th Chandiwala Hospitality Ensemble 2013 organized by BCIHM, New Delhi. The National level competition hosted teams from across India along with the budding chefs of IIMT, Gurgaon. The competition turned into celebration when Gursimran Singh and Kushagra Bakshi of School of Hospitality at IIMT, Gurgaon, amused the judges by preparing a three course menu leading to win a silver medal in the International Cuisine category. The students started the meal with Cream of vegetable soup followed by Grilled Fish accompanied with sumac potatoes and parsley butter, the fresh fruit soufflé prepared along with appealing garnish fascinated the judges to make them win the second prize with an Institute from Pune winning first. We congratulate both the students of IIMT and wish then all the success for future endeavors.

First year student wins laurels at MDI’s Imperium on 16th November, 2013 Ajay Kourav, First Semester, PGDM-2013 student of IIMT, Gurgaon won 3rd Prize in Negotiation Game at MDI’s Annual Fest- Imperium, held on 16th November 2013. Ajay, partnered with Urnav from MDI and together they fought contenders from IIMs, BIMTECH, IIFT and other B Schools for the award. We wish Ajay, heartiest congratulations and hope for many more laurels for IIMT on the national arena.

IIMT Students Excel Quiz Competition IIMT Business students stand out amongst the Best in the World. team made it to the finals where they competed with the best 25 entries.

Three students from the Under Graduate Business Program, Adnan Khan, Pyush Gupta and Puja Shah participated in the Business Plan Competition organized by the Korea Trade Center, Embassy of The Republic of Korea at Bangaluru on January 18, 2014. The event was organized at Hotel Leela, Bangaluru under the name K-Move Start-Up Contest and had participation from across the globe. Post the rigors of initial screening with 10

comprised of submitting the Project Synopsis followed by the submission of the detailed Business Plan, the

The team which had made the Business Plan “REJUVINATION” with the Business Concept- “Love your life and live yoga in an innovative way” won accolades from the audience for being the youngest entry in a competition comprising of entries from the likes of Stanford University, Kellog’s University, IIM, VIT, University, etc. to name a few. Overall the team stood 7th in the competition.

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Innovation Challenge Winners Trip Oxford Brookes University As we Saw it On 27th of June, we were to depart for our trip to London. It was a whole new experience. London is an amazing place to visit. We visited The Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, The Tower of London, The Crown Jewels, BMW Production Plant, The Oxford Brookes University and many more places. The journey was a great learning curve in my life. To know people from places at the other parts of the globe and to learn about their lifestyles was indeed

a golden opportunity for me. We stayed at London for 5 days, all 5 being really very memorable for me. “Memories are all you have...” is an oft saying. After my return from the UK Trip, I can feel the change in myself. Thanks to IIMT and PAS. I am really grateful to everyone who was a part of the project in any manner. Many many thanks to IIMT for organising such a wonderful event that lifts up the spirit of students like us. Today, while I sit by the fields near my home, writing this note, I can feel the wind caressing me. I can hear the chirruping of birds and can feel the blaze of the evening sunshine. I wasn’t an aca-

demic genius. I wasn’t a “sporty” type. I wasn’t good in fine arts or in painting or in music or in dance. Then neither had I had a charming personality. I was not good looking either. But at the end of the day, what matters is the amount of labour you have put in. Give it a hundred percent and you’ll get a hundred percent. That’s what I’ve learnt. The IIMT journey taught me a great lesson.. “The Road does not end for anybody... It starts from where you start...” Mayank Kumar, The Pentecostal Assembly School Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand

IIMT Innovation Challenge these three words have left an inerasable imprint on my life. It gave me the platform to rise above others and show the innovative mind within me. It gave me and my group member Mayank Kumar an opportunity to put forward our idea of purifying chimney’s exhaust so as to reduce air pollution and consequent global warming. We worked hours for this, worked even on holidays. Made draft and finally our idea got selected amongst top 17 schools in India and we were called for giving presentation in Radisson hotel, New Delhi. Then the time came for presentation, we gave it and finally the results came. I was stunned when it was announced that The Pentecostal Assembly won the first prize. We got a trip to UK, was that really true or

I was just dreaming. I mean the thing that I only used to think in my dreams, but yes it was true IIMT paid me for my hard work. Then the time came for going to the UK. I was not having any experience of flying in an airplane ever before. We boarded the flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. After 9 hours of journey finally I landed in the land that I had been dreaming about ever since we won the Innovation Challenge. It was an awesome experience there. I have never had such type of an exposure ever before. I did many things there - saw London, the London Eye, the Big Ben, Thames and many more places. The Kohinoor diamond in the Crown Jewels collection was of special interest and it was wonderful to be able to catch a glimpse of it. The next day we went to the Oxford Brookes University. Meeting the Associate Dean of the Oxford Brookes University and sharing our ideas with him was a big milestone. The visit to the BMW Mini Production

plant in Oxford was also an enriching experience. We also went to the Oxford University; I cannot explain my feeling in words when I visited Christ College as well as other academic institutions in Oxford. It was really awesome. I had a great time there not even realizing how those 5 days just flew past. I would really like to thank IIMT and Oxford Brookes University for providing such an opportunity. I am also thankful to my school, all those persons who guided me in me in taking me to such heights especially Mr. Daniel Michael Prasad and Mrs. Karuna Prasad. I am also thankful to my family because of which I am here, my existence is because of them and for them. Last but not the least I am very much thankful to my group member Mayank Kumar.

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Innovation Challenge 2013 Grand Finale for IIMT – Oxford Brookes University Innovation Challenge 2013 IIMT - Oxford Brookes Innovation Challenge was instituted in 2010 by IIMT and Oxford Brookes University, UK to create a platform for expression of innovative ideas of young undergraduates in India. It’s an initiative to address the problems faced by India in numerous areas. The effort is to bring out a change at the grass root levels and bring in these ideas to organizations which could adopt them and usher in a change. The first round of Innovation Challenge was conducted in the year 2010. The competition is running for the fourth year now. This year, over 100 teams from schools across India participated enthusiastically. The essays submitted by teams were assessed by panel of academics and practitioners. Top 11 teams got the opportunity to present their ideas on December 6th, 2013 at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza, New Delhi. The prime focus of the challenge has been to provide young talents of India with a platform to demonstrate their ability to think out of the box and come up with innovative ideas which will propel the country on its trajectory of growth by unleashing its creative energies.

Panel of Judges The eminent Judges for the event were: • Mr. Harmeet Singh, GM, Archies Ltd. • Dr. Jatinder Singh, Secretary, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi • Mrs. Yasmin Contractor, Principal Summer Fields Gurgaon • Mr. Vivek Kumar, Director, SME Joinup. • Mr. Sunil K Goyal, Founder & CEO, Yournest Angel Fund IIMT thanks all the distinguished judges for not only judging the competition but also for giving their valuable inputs to the participants. To encourage more student participation and appreciation of efforts, IIMT and Oxford Brookes University gives out wonderful prizes each year to the winners. Out of the top 11 finalists, judges select the top 5 teams based on novelty of idea, commercial application, execution details and quality of presentation.

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Innovation Challenge 2013 First Prize: Motilal Nehru Public School, Jamshedpur presented the work on “Recycling for Environment Conservation”. The School team consisted of Surbhi Kumari, Prerna Kumari, Faizal Raza & Shubham Sharma who were supported by their faculty mentor Ms. Ghazala Khan. The team has won an all inclusive 7 days trip to Oxford Brookes University at Oxford and London & a winner’s Trophy. The students emphasized the importance of Recycling for Environment Conservation.

Second Prize: Delhi Public School, Gurgaon presented the work on “Developing Cleaner Cities”. The School Team consisted of Siddhant Goel & Roshan Ravi Kumar who were supported by their faculty mentor Ms. Sonia Jain. The team has won laptops for each member along with a Trophy. The students proposed a novel idea of Developing Cleaner Cities.

Third Prize: Pentecostal Assembly School, Bokaro Steel City presented the work on “Recycling for Environment Conservation”. The School Team consisted of Philemon Johnson, Kumar Aman, Satyam Garodia & Swarnadip Hazra they were supported by their faculty mentor Mr. Daniel Michael Prasad. The students won a Cash Prize of INR 20,000 with a Trophy and Rs. 5000 cash award for the faculty mentor. The student discussed the idea of Recycling in communities for better Environment Conservation.

Fourth Prize: Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur presented the work on “Safety of Women in India”. The School Team consisted of Vibhuti Punjabi, Niharika Gaur & Prerita Agarwal they were supported by their faculty mentor Ms. Anjali Jagdev. The students won Cash Prize of INR 15,000 & Trophy and Rs. 5000 cash award for the faculty mentor. The student discussed a very important aspect of Women Safety in India.

Fifth Prize: Suncity World School, Gurgaon presented the work on “Deploying Technology - Smart Road Lighting”. The School Team consisted of Vrishank Bhardwaj, Tanvi Sapra & Utkarsh Nagpal who were supported by their faculty mentor Ms. Poonam Yadav. The team has won Cash Prize of INR 10,000 & a Trophy and Rs. 5000 cash award for the faculty mentor. The students proposed an idea of improving road safety by deploying technology through smart road lighting.

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Post Graduate Students Visit UK, 29th June to 3rd July, 2013 of London, A UNESCO world heritage site. The second day included the trip to Oxford the university town and home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the country. The friendly

Exposure and knowledge of business prospects and opportunities around the world is an integral part of the IIMT PGDM curriculum. As part of the PGDM experience, IIMT Gurgaon organized an international edufun trip to UK for the PGDM students from 29th June to 3rd July 2013. The aim of the visit was mainly to expose the stu-

dents to the global business culture and to enhance a student’s outlook and promote growth essential for developing leaders who would have the ability to handle and deal with issues relating to business and other societal matters in a competent fashion. The visit introduced the students to the history and culture of London and provided them the opportunity to explore the business and academic institutions. During the visit the students visited to the Westminster Abbey Coronation Church down to The Big Ben and then walking past Hyde Park on to watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. A complete London Experience in itself and to add to it the ride on the London Eye gave them a breath-taking view of the meandering river Thames as well as the Famous London landmarks – the Houses of Parliament, the Wembley Stadium as well as the other amazing sights. The students got an amazing opportunity to visit the Crown Jewels as well as the Kohinoor at the Tower

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welcome at Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus by Grant Clendining (Client Manager- International Partner Development) was much appreciated and he made the students feel much at home. The group also attended a lecture by Dr Gabor Lukacs, Programme Lead for MSc Pro-

ate the college in its entire splendor. The tour guide, kept the group aware

with all the facts of the college as well as the fun facts of which parts of it was used in which Harry Potter movie. A visit to Christ College Cathedral – the smallest cathedral in England too was an enriching experience. A walk down the streets of Oxford glancing through the various colleges big and small on a Rainy English day was definitely an unforgettable experience for the group. The last day at London was a shopaholic’s delight with the visit to the Oxford Street, Bond Street, Covent Garden’s as well as watching a few live performances on the streets close to Piccadilly Circus. On the whole though it was a pretty tight schedule the students enjoyed a lot. This immersion trip had a lot to offer to the students and was very memorable.

grammes on strategic management and were astonished by the use of technology in the classrooms. Later in the afternoon the students were accompanied by David Ainslie (International Partnerships Development Team Leader, Oxford Brookes University Business School) to the BMW Mini Production plant at Oxford. The visit was very enriching for the students as they could relate the classroom theory with the actual assembly line. The visit to a famous academic town is incomplete without visiting the famous colleges that has taught many of our past and present day world leaders. So the third day followed with the Oxford city tour with the tour guide, Mr Ian Mitchell. It was a great opportunity for the students to walk through the doors of Christ College and apprecihttp://www.iimtobu.ac.in/newsletter.htm

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Singapore Visit for the BBA Students, 27th June, 2013 A small Asian country, Singapore has one of the highest GDP per capita in the Southeast Asia. Singapore is proclaimed one of the four Asian Tigers because they achieved standard of living and high economic growth. This is among the highest in the world. Singapore is known to be the country of cultural diversity. 27th June 2013, Thursday was the day when Institute for International Management and Technology gave us an incredible opportunity to visit

Singapore as a part of the educational trip. 0400 Hours was the time when the whole class came together at Indira Gandhi International Airport, T3 for the flight Departure. We were accompanied by our favorite faculty of our institute, Dr. M. Durgamohan. On 27th evening when we reached hotel we had to rush to the Night Sa-

fari which is is the world’s first nocturnal zoo and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. We came across different creatures on the planet under one roof which was followed by creatures of the night show. We had dinner after the safari and turned back to hotel. On 28th we started our day with delicious cuisine served at the hotel and was followed by the city tour which included Sentosa Tour, Underwater World, Dolphin Lagoon, Images of Singapore, and Songs of the Sea. We were also been taken to the temples of Singapore, Marina Bay Sands and 16

Merilion after the completion of city tour we had been allotted with the time for shopping. On the third day, on 29th June, Dr. Durgamohan took us to the Management Development Institute of Singapore. It is one of the largest business schools among private education institutions in Singapore, with an annual intake of more than 4,000 students. Tour around the MDIS campus turned out to be very productive. The days passed on and we explored Singapore to the best of our time span allotted. We went through heavy shopping, ate delicious food and we also explored the most talked about water park of Singapore ‘The Wild Wild Wet Water Park’. We had also been tak-

en to the Yakult Plant and NE Water Plant as a part of the educational visit. We all had a very virtuous time in Singapore and it was a very delightful experience for all of us. And the dream trip to Singapore got over on 2nd July 2013.

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The 6th International Conference on Services Management - June 23-25, 2013 Gaurav Tripathi, Assistant Professor, IIMT presenting paper at 6th ICSM This paper was based on a surveybased study conducted at two important Heritage sites in India viz., City Palace Museum, Udaipur and Qutab Minar, New Delhi. The key objective of the paper was to explore the factors, which contribute to the satisfaction of tourists at the various heritage sites in India. It was concluded that factors viz., staff attitude and genThe 6th International conference on eral facilities, merchandise, food and services management was organized beverage and accessibility could be jointly by IIMT, India, Oxford Brookes used to measure the tourist satisfacUniversity, UK and Virginia tech Uni- tion scale, which were based on 13 versity at the Acapulco Beach Re- scale items. Management of these sort, Cyprus. I have attended the pre- factors will help the site management vious two editions of this conference in improving the visitor satisfaction. and was privileged to attend this ediPaper 2: Retail Service Quality and tion. There was a special track for Shopper’s Demographics: A study of the PhD students. The conference retail customers in the National Capihad a good blend of papers being tal Region (NCR), India (Co-author; presented by the researchers across Dr. Kartik Dave, BIMTECH, Greater the globe. A good number of papers Noida). incorporated empirical studies using advanced multivariate techniques. A This paper was based on a study special session was organized by the conducted on apparel retail shoppers editors of seven esteemed journals. in the Delhi and NCR. Segmentation The conference also provided op- of the market is an important aspect portunity for the researchers to take and is essentially useful in the ora break and do some sightseeing on ganized retail environment. Although a daylong trip. Concisely, the confer- studies on retail service quality have ence opened great avenues for as I been conducted in various contexts, got some useful comments and sug- this study adds a new dimension to gestions from the research fraternity, the scale, which is based on the amwhich will help me in my research bient factors under the retail service quality scale. In addition, how these avenues. factors are perceived based on difPaper 1: A study of factors contribferent demographic factors is empiriuting to tourist satisfaction at heritcally tested. The shopper’s profile is age sites in India (Co-author; Prof. S always very complex and this would Munjal, IIMT Gurgaon). Sanjay Sharma, Chef presenting paper at 6th ICSM value driver: The Chandni Chowk experience”, was presented at sixth International conference on services management held in North Cyprus. The paper was jointly authored by Mr. Sandeep Munjal and Mr. Sanjay Sharma with the focus to probe the commercial expression of culinary heritage and determine if the same can emerge as quintessential socioeconomic value creator. An idea to such research was initiated keeping in A research paper titled as “Culinary mind India’s diversity, rich culture and Heritage, a potential socio-economic heritage and to see if the same richVolume 7, Number 1

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help in demystifying the same. Paper 3: An Exploration of Restaurant Service Quality Factors in India (Co-author; Dr. Kartik Dave, BIMTECH, Greater Noida). This paper is based on a study pertaining to the service quality dimensions in the restaurant industry. Service quality studies pertaining to the restaurant industry in Indian context are very limited. The study takes cognizance of the differences in the Indian context and hence provides an enhanced scale, which is extended

from the popular DINESERV scale (Stevens et al., 1995). In addition, this study will provide direction to the research in measuring service quality dimensions in restaurants in the Indian context. The restaurant managers would also find this help as service quality dimensions are primarily known for their influence on customer satisfaction, which in turn affects the behavioural intentions.

ness will find expression in its food as well. Our culinary heritage and its diversity are well recognised, but does it have the potential to act as a value driver that renders sustainability to both the traditional food and its producers, ensuring its continuity to future generations? Can it be deployed as an asset that turns locations into culinary destinations? The research findings have practical implementations at various levels and were well appreciated by the fellow researchers at the conference. 17


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Industry Experts and Guest Speakers at IIMT Mr. Arindam Kunar, General Manager, Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon on on 11th September, 2013 “Mr. Arindam Kunar, General Manager, Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon visited IIMT on 11th September 2013 to give a talk on Best practices for Sustainability in Hospitality. The session was attended by all cohorts of SHTM. Mr. Kunar shared the

current initiatives that the hospitality sector is talking to be responsive on the aspect of minimizing the carbon footprint. He explained that beyond the CSR rhetoric, actual implementation of measures to conserve or minimize use of energy and water is a imperative for managing costs. It was interesting to see how technology advancements have brought in

innovations that are helping hotels find sustainable solutions. A range of examples were shared with the students by the speaker to further clarify his views. It was an extremely participative session that was very well received by the students at large.”

Mr. Barun Jolly, the General Manager at Crown Plaza, Okhla on 10th September, 2013 Mr. Barun Jolly, the General Manager at Crown Plaza, Okhla took a session on customer service aspects in hospitality. He spoke to a mix of students from all cohorts of school of Hospitality. The session aimed to develop an un-

derstanding of different levels and standards of services in hotels and also role of flexibility and customization to create guest delight. He stressed on one of the oldest cannons of business, which is to know your customer. He emphasized the need to get back to basics

and to remember that each and every one of our guests is a unique person and has different needs and expectations from their stay. It was well received by the student fraternity and exposed them to challenges and opportunities in the areas of customer services of the Hospitality sector.

Prof. Dinesh K. Gauri, Whitman Research Fellow, Whitman School of Management, New York on 1st October, 2013 A guest session was delivered by Dr. Dinesh Gauri, Associate Professor of Marketing, IIMT on Tuesday, Oct 1st, 2013. The topic of the session was Marketing Analytics in Retail Industry and the

audience included the 2nd and 3rd year students of BBA, Final year HM students and Final year PG students. The students were taken through one of his scholarly publications on Retail Pricing and Promotions in the Journal of Retailing. The discussion revolved around the three key areas under retailing wherein marketing analytics

were strongly applicable i.e. target market, price and promotion model, and effective promotion design. The examples shared were based on the US market, however due emphasis was given on how marketing analytics is applicable in the Indian market.

Ms. Bhawna Verma, Rooms Division Manager, Crown Plaza, Gurgaon on 10th October, 2013 Ms. Bhavna Verma is the Rooms Division Manager, Crown Plaza, Gurgaon. She has worked with Imperial and IHG on various accommodations related positions. She spoke to a mix of students from all cohorts of school of Hospitality. She discussed the importance of room cleanliness as accommodation in hotels tends to be the largest part of

hotel facilities and contributes to maximum revenue in the hotel. The role of room attendant involves changing the linens, making the beds, cleaning the bathroom, replacement of amenities and sterilization, vacuuming and general organization of room. Besides cleaning, housekeeping is also related to laundry, dry cleaning facilities for guest clothes, shoe polishing facilities, Lost and Found, Horticulture etc., She stressed on the fact that Housekeeping is the department which determines to a large extent

whether guests are happy during their stay. The fine accommodation and service are provided to the guest so they are pleased with the hotel. The guest satisfaction is the primary objective and the hygiene factor must always be present in the hotel. Students were really happy with the overall discussion and asked numerous questions, the session was very well received.

Visit of Mr. Jaspreet Singh, Asso. Dir., Global Corporates, Standard Chartered Bank on 10th October, 2013 India for “The Economic Times Young Corporate banking and wholesale Leaders Program” consecutively for banking and how actually the bank the years 2011 and 2012. He was functions in these verticals and the A guest lecture profiled among the Global top talent services they offer to their customers. by Mr. Jaspreet pool of the bank as a High Potential He also focused on the topic of “how to achieve success in professional Singh, Associate Resource. Director, Global The topic of the guest lecture was lives?”. The lecture was in a discusCorporates, Trans- Corporate Banking and Wholesale sion mode followed by a question/anaction Banking, banking. The lecture was attended by swer session. The students put across Standard Char- BBA students of all cohorts and the various questions for which Mr. Singh gave apt and precise answers. The tered Bank was organized on 09 PG students too. students appreciated the inputs given October 2013. Mr. Singh was nominated by Standard Chartered Bank, He explained various verticals under by Mr. Singh. 20

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Industry Experts and Guest Speakers at IIMT Mr. Veer Sagar, Chairman, Selectronics on 17th October, 2013 The lecture highlighted the need and role of MIS in Organizations and its significance in strategic decision making. Mr Sagar on basis of his vast industry experience simulated an environment where an organization captures data but fails to carry out effective decision making on one hand.

How the organization dwelling on MIS, on the other hand, gains strategic advantage. This was enunciated by rendering various industry scenarios during the session. The lecture was interesting and insightful in generating clarity of MIS purpose and role in organizations. The students were able to relate the concepts with their practical usage in the industry. The lecture was insightful in expanding the horizons of data capture, its usage and achieving competitive advantage as done in various sectors by firms who envisioned the significance of data. Mr.

Sagar took the students on a journey where firms begun automation of business functions to most recent business processes build up on integration and emancipation of data giving information that is meaningful and useful. The future trends were discussed and potential of technological advancements and scope of DSS MIS was discussed that led our students thinking of much more that can be achieved by putting it into effective use.

Mr. Veer Sagar, Management Consultant & Ex-GM, Dunlop India on 23rd October, 2013 As part of the module: Strategic Management, Semester III, PGPM, 2012-14 batch, a guest lecture was organized on 23rd October, 2013.

He discussed with students the conditions that are necessary for any strategy to be conceived at the onset. He also conducted classroom exercises to engage students in understanding the relevance of strategy formulation and also applied the ‘learning by doing’ approach among students.

Mr. Veer Sagar was invited to deliver a guest lecture on–Strategic Choices. He shared a number of strategies the companies formulated and implemented. He shed light on the relevance of having collective vision, mission and also emphasized much on the values that drive any organization towards building excellent strategies for companies.

In brief, Mr. Veer Sagar is a management consultant with a special concentration on IT. He is one of the pioneers who positioned India on the IT world Map. He has more than 48 years of work experience with various companies. His management experience lies in turning around companies through positioning and cost management as

well as creating a management structure which is efficient, flexible and scalable. The guest lecture was extremely beneficial and enlightening to all the students as he brought his own experiences from the industry. Students at IIMT have benefited from such opportunities of attending guest lectures delivered by veterans in their own domain.

Shardul Dobhal, Branch Manager, Samsung Electronics, Gurgaon on 12th November, 2013 Mr. Shardul Dobhal, ence in the consumer durables indus- delivered by him. This was the key Branch Manager, try which also includes his previous highlight of this session which also Samsung Electron- experience with Philips. He imparted encompassed the knowledge of conics, Gurgaon shared knowledge pertaining to the distribu- temporary terminologies used in the his practical wisdom tion channel in the consumer durables industry. The practical insights were with the students on industry. He also discussed various very useful for the students. The queTuesday, Nov. 12th aspects of corporate branding in the ries raised by the students were wisely 2013. The target audi- industry. The importance of modern answered by him. ences were mainly the retail formats, sales promotion, comstudents enrolled in BBA 1st year who petition in the industry and brand powere also joined by the post graduate sitioning were some of the key theostudents. Mr. Dobhal has a rich experi- retical insights which were practically Mr. Ashit Ranjan, VP – HR, Tecnova India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon on 25th October, 2013 On 25th October 2013, Mr. Ashit Ranjan, VP – HR, Tecnova India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, visited IIMT to address the Undergraduate and Post Graduate students of the School of Management and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Ranjan is a Human Resource professional with around 19 years of International experience in India, United States, Bhutan and Bangladesh. He has wide experience in Strategic HR Volume 7, Number 1

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He delivered a talk on “HR Challenges” and discussed about the attribute and personality traits that are essential for success in the industry. Mr. Ranjan provided insights on current practices in the industry and techniques to the students to be better decision makers. He further shared interesting experiences related to HRM challenges, which were very well-received by the enthusiastic group of students. The session concluded by a brief question and answer session where the speaker addressed issues/doubts posed by the students. 21


Industry Experts and Guest Speakers at IIMT Mr. Sanjay Pandita, VP – (Asst. F&B Manager – Crowne Plaza, Rohini) on 28th October 2013 The students of SHTM 2011 had a great opportunity to discuss the Themes that they are going to organize as apart of their Events Management Module with Mr. Sanjay Pandita (Asst. F&B Manager – Crowne Plaza, Rohini) on 28th October 2013. Mr. Sanjay shared a lot of inputs on each Theme that the students were planning to organize. The students gained a lot more con-

fidence as Mr. Pandita gave them inputs on Menu, Décor, Staffing & Costing. The session was very fruitful for the students as the suggestions shared by Mr. Pandita, helped them to understand the dynamics of Events at a different platform.

Mr. Sachchidanand Karna, Head - Revenue Planning & Analysis at Bharti Airtel Ltd. (India & South Asia) We were privileged to have Mr. Sachchidanand Karna, Head Revenue Planning & Analysis (b2b Business) at Bharti Airtel Ltd (India & South Asia) for a special session on Marketing Research on Wednesday, Nov 13th 2013. Mr Karna deliv-

ered the lecture to the students of second year post graduate program specializing in Marketing and also the first year post graduate students who were likely to take up marketing research projects in their forthcoming summer internships. The session focused on the basic theories as well as practical insights and also the emerging trends in Marketing Research. Mr. Karna, who had rich experience in both academia and

industry, aptly linked theory with the practice. He also discussed briefly how Airtel is utilizing research for revenue and planning analysis. The session was interactive and students asked many questions which were appropriately addressed by him. Overall, the session was useful for the students in getting the contemporary and practical insights of Marketing Research.

Workshop on Prezi: A new tool for making effective presentations on 14th November, 2013

PG students and few faculty members participated in 2 hours workshop, “Prezi: A new tool for making effective presentations” held by Ms. Sejal Khanna, a freelance trainer. The workshop introduced the students to the new presentation tool, its features, advancement over PowerPoint and use of animation. Held in computer lab, the students underwent a hands-on training demo where they created their first prezi-tations. The trainer emphasized on the need for students to keep themselves updated with latest technology, specially now when they are entering the corporate world. The students enthusiastically participated in the workshop, with a few of them even trying to convert their existing PowerPoint presentations, due for coursework submissions, into prezi-tations. 22

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Mindset Training and Counseling Session IIMT has been conducting a series of Mindset training and counseling secessions with school and colleges, as a tool towards determining suitable career paths for self. The objective of these workshops and session is to engage young minds in recognizing future career paths and to take appropriate career related decisions.

Principal Speak - Mindset Training Workshop Mrs. Yasmin Contractor, Principal, Summer Fields, Gurgaon said, “The school is grateful to IIMT for accepting the invitation to conduct the mindset training workshop. The students found the session extremely educative and enriching.” Tejas Arora, Student, Spring Dale School, Amritsar. The workshop was superb. It is much appreciated. It was an eye opened for me. The workshop has acted as a motivator for me to write down my career goals and it will definitely help me to achieve them.

Workshop – Mindset Training, Chinmaya Mission School Solan, Himachal Pradesh 9th October, 2013

Mr. Charles Samuel,Principal, Mount Carmel School, Chandigarh The mindset training conducted in our school was a great learning experience for the students. Everyone was immensely benefited through this session. Such interactions help the students understand that there are various avenues available for them to explore. We thank you for sparing your valuable time for our students. Rudali Huidrom, Student, Selaqui International School, Dehradun. The workshop was really amazing. Hope more students in our country attend such workshops.

Lawrence & Mayo School, Kota 20th December, 2013

Kavita Thapa, Student, Army Public School, Dehradun This workshop is very good for students who are looking for building a career for themselves. I will recommend this workshop to everyone. Kulwinder Bawa, Faculty, Springdale School, Amritsar. Students enjoyed the session as it was quiet interactive and triggered the thinking process amongst them. Thank you very much for the session and we would look forward to have it as regular annual event.

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Faculty Research and Publications At IIMT academic research is an integral part of the overall development of the scholastic as well as intellectual capabilities of the teaching team. We have on board, a brilliant mix of academicians with doctorates and extensive international/ national publications as well as industry experts who believe in hand holding students in their march towards a successful career.

VINNIE JAUHARI, Ph.D., Director Dr. Jauhari had lot of publications and was an invited speaker at various national and international forums. AWARDS RECEIVED •• Winner of the Highly Commended Paper Award for 2013 by the Editorial team of International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management published by Emerald, UK. This is for the work co-authored with Sonia Bharwani -“An exploratory study of competencies required to co-create memorable customer experiences in the hospitality industry.” This paper was published in International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 25 No. 6, pp.823 – 843 •• WON THE SECOND BEST PAPER AWARD sponsored by EMERALD PUBLISHERS - Jauhari, V. and Rishi., M. (2014) ‘Marketing Sustainability in the Luxury Lodging Industry – A thematic analysis of preferences amongst the Indian transition generation’ 2014 Annual Conference of the Emerging Markets Conference Board on the theme ‘Listening to Consumers of Emerging Markets’ conducted by IIM Lucknow at the Noida campus NCR Delhi, January 9-11 2014 •• Veer Bravery Award for immense Contribution to the Educational Sector and paving a constructive path for the youth of the nation in shaping their future, at Vigyan Bhawan, Sept. 16, 2013 by All India Anti Terrorist Front. •• Award for Contribution to the domain of Higher Education by All India Management Association, Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza, Dec. 30, 2013. PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS 1. Jauhari, V., Sehgal, R. & Sehgal, Pooja (2013) Talent Management and Employee Engagement : Insights from Infotech Enterprises Ltd., Journal of Services Research, Vol. 13, No.1 , April-September 2013. 2. Jauhari, V. (2013) ‘Building Employability in Hospitality: Insights from IIMT GurgaonOxford Brookes University collaborative effort’ Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 5:3, pp. 268-276. 3. Jauhari, V. (2013) ‘Fostering Effective University-Industry Partnerships: Concluding remarks’ Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 5:3, pp. 301-306. 4. Jauhari, V., Thomas, R. (2013) ‘Developing effective university-industry partnerships: A introduction’ Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 5:3, pp. 238-243. 5. Verma, S., Jauhari, V. (2013) ‘Exploring Impact of Technical and Interpersonal aspects of the Doctor on Patient Satisfaction in Dental Department of Multi Speciality

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Clinic In Dubai’ Journal of Services Research, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 31-51. 6. Bharwani, S., Jauhari, V. (2013) ‘An exploratory study of competencies required to co-create memorable customer experiences in the hospitality industry’, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp.823-843 7. Jauhari, V. (2013) ‘Urbanisation and Managing Energy: Opportunities and Challenges’ Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies, 4:1, pp. 83-96. BOOKS PUBLISHED • Jauhari, V., Wasan., P. (2014) ‘Rediscovering Gandhi, Vol. 5: Humanizing Science and Technology: Some Case Studies’, New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company (P) Ltd. BOOKS IN PRESS(FORTHCOMING) in 2014 •• Jauhari, V. and Bhushan, S. (2014) (in press) Innovation Management: The Changing Corporate Landscape, Oxford University Press, New Delhi. •• Jauhari, V. (2014) Managing Sustainability in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry: Paradigms and Directions for the Future Apple Academic Press, New Jersey. PAPERS IN BOOKS •• Vinnie Jauhari and Tanaya Verma (2014) Designing Sustainable Hotels: Technical and Human Aspects in Jauhari, V.(ed) Managing Sustainability in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry: Paradigms and Directions for the Future, Apple Academic Press, Toronto and New Jersey. •• Dutta, K., Singh, S. , Parsa, H,G. and Jauhari, V. (2014) Destination Management and Sustainability in Jauhari, V.(ed) Managing Sustainability in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry: Paradigms and Directions for the Future, Apple Academic Press, Toronto and New Jersey. PAPERS AT CONFERENCES •• Jauhari, V. and Rishi., M. (2014) ‘Marketing Sustainability in the Luxury Lodging Industry – A thematic analysis of preferences amongst the Indian transition generation’ 2014 Annual Conference of the Emerging Markets Conference Board on the theme ‘Listening to Consumers of Emerging Markets’ January 9-11, 2014 IIM Lucknow Greater Noida Campus. WON THE SECOND BEST PAPER AWARD sponsored by EMERALD PUBLISHERS •• Jauhari, Vinnie(2013) Urbanisation and Managing Energy, in l Al Sager Round Table on Managing for Growth: Emerging Perspectives in Organising Finance, re-

sources and enterprise, IIT Delhi, Jan.18, 2013 •• Jauhari, Vinnie (2013) Curriculum for Successful Hospitality Career, Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, MDU, Rohtak, April 22 •• Delivered the Key Note Address at The Christ University Bangalore 2013 Nov 13 on Research and Future Trends for Hospitality Industry. WORKSHOPS and FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS CONDUCTED IN 2014 •• Faculty Development Program for Educators at IIT Delhi, Oct 26, 2013. Delivered half day workshop on the following themes: •• Building an Effective Research Culture in an Institution •• Building University Industry Partnerships: Towards Excellence in Education •• Round Table for Culinary Leaders was initiated and conducted jointly with Prof. Sandeep Munjal for culinary leaders and chefs from leading hotel brands across India on Sept. 6, 2013 at Radisson Delhi. The workshop focused on understanding the contemporary culinary trends and also challenges and opportunities in the domain of culinary education. Issues around curriculum development, executive education and building in sustainability in the discipline was also discussed. •• CSR and Social Entrepreneurship: Was a Co Chair for the conference which was initiated in partnership with PhD Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 29, 2013 at Radisson Blu Delhi. •• Innovation Challenge Final Round was conducted at Radisson Blu on Dec. 13, 2014. •• Counselors Workshop was facilitated on Dec. 6 2013 at Radisson Blu Delhi with over 100 school counselors in Delhi. •• Moderated CEOs panel discussion focusing on, ‘Restoring the Dream’ hosted at Hotel Investment Forum India conference on Jan. 15, 2014 at the Leela Kempinski Gurgaon. The participants in the panel were Mr. Raymond N. Bickson Managing Director and CEO, The Indian Hotels Company; Mr. David Kong, President and CEO Best Western; Mr. Vipul Mittra, Principal Secretary – Tourism, Government of Gujarat; Mr. Arun Kumar Nanda, Chairman, Mahindra Holidays and Resorts Ltd. •• Panelist at AIMA led event PRAGATICelebrating Achievements for Women: Equity in Diversity: A Golden Opportunity to Evolve Together, March 11, 2014 at Silver Oak Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. •• Two Day Workshop on Research Meth-

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ods and Publishing for faculty of Hospitality School at Christ University Bangalore: March 19-21, 2014. This workshop was conducted under the aegis of Christ University Academic Staff College under the Quality Improvement Program. CONFERENCE CHAIR •• 6th International Conference on Services Management : Managing Services Across Continents, 23-25th June, 2013 Cyprus. Co-partnered with Virginia Tech University, Institute of Tourism Studies Macao, Oxford Brookes University, UK. EDITED SPECIAL ISSSUE OF JOURNALS •• Theme Editor of Theme Issue of World Wide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 2013, Vol. 5, No. 3. How can effective university industry partnerships be developed? •• Theme Co Editor: Rhodri Thomas, Leeds Metropolitan University

ment and Creation’, Jauhari, V. (eds), Managing Sustainability in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, USA, Apple Academic Press Inc. • Bannerjee, R and Munjal, S. (2014)’ Sustainable Restaurants- Current status and future path’, Jauhari, V.(eds), Managing Sustainability in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, USA, Apple Academic Press Inc. • Tripathi, G and Munjal, S. (2014)’ Heritage Communication and Sustainable TourismCurrent status and future path’, Jauhari, V.(eds), USA, Apple Academic Press Inc. Dr. NH Mullick, Program Director (Marketing) & Professor

•• Journal of Services Research Vol. 13, No. 1 and 2. •• Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies Vol. 4, No. 1 and 2.

• N.H. Mullick (2013), “Factors for shopping malls to be success in Delhi NCR (India)”, in Asia Pacific Journal of Business (APJB), published by Department of Marketing, College of Business Administration, Kangwon National University, South Korea, Volume 4, Number 1, June 2013. • N.H. Mullick (2013) ‘The Success of Shopping Malls Lies in the Hands of Mall Developers’ a paper published in ‘Indian Journal of Marketing’ (Volume 43, Number 6, June, 2013).

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

Chapter in Books

•• International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

• Mullick, N.H. (2013) ‘International Marketing’ written a chapter in the book: “The Routledge Companion to International Management Education, Routledge.

CONTINUING EDITORSHIP OF JOURNALS

Reviewer for International Journals •• International Journal of Hospitality Management •• International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management •• Technovation Dr. Durgamohan Program Director (BBA) • Uncertainties in Business Environment – political exigencies versus economic realities: The saga of Zimbabwe Iron & Steel Company (ZISCO) Emerald Case Study 2012. Mr. Sandeep Munjal Associate Dean Publication Conferences and Seminars • Munjal S. and Sharma (2013), ‘Culinary Heritage a potential socio-economic value driver: The Chandni Chowk Experience’. Presented at International Conference on Services Management in June 23-25,2013 at Cyprus. • Singh A. and Munjal S.(2013), ‘Emerging Revenue Management Practices and its Challenges: Indian luxury Hotelier’s Perspective’, Global Competitiveness and Corporate Governance Imperatives in Emerging Economies, Surinder Batra and Sona Vikas (eds.), Ansal University Gurgaon, India, pp. 628-638. Chapters in Books • Munjal, S and Munjal, P.G. (2014) ‘Sustainable Tourism Destinations: DevelopVolume 7, Number 1

Case Study • N.H. Mullick, Gaurav Tripathi (2013), ‘FIAT: A good product with a wrong strategy’, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection, 3:1. Dr. Rumki Bandyopadhyay Associate Professor Workshops Participated/Attended: • Participated in a Three days workshop for the faculty for Kick Starting Entrepreneurship at Campus at Indore - National Entrepreneurship Network. • Attended two Days workshop of CIIMoMSME - WIPO – India, National Forum on Sharing of Best Practices on Intellectual Property for Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (MSMES), at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 17-18th September. Research Paper in progress • ‘Small Business Owners: Issues and Challenges: A Case of Allahabad district, Uttar Pradesh’ (Abstract accepted for ICCB-IIT Delhi). Dr. Kalpana Maheswari Associate Professor Publication • Maheshwari, K. (2013) ‘Women in Business: Banking sector takes a lead’ The Global Analyst, Feb 2013, pp. 64-67. • Maheshwari, K. (2012) ‘Managing the Workforce in Service Sector: A Key to http://www.iimtobu.ac.in/newsletter.htm

Sustainable Growth and Development’, in Service led Inclusive Growth: The Indian Perspective (eds) Jain, P. & Kakkar, D. Delhi: JIMS. Ms. Garima Gupta Assistant Professor • Gupta, G. 2013. Anomalies in Indian Stock Market - Month of the year events. Conference on Emerging Issues in Indian Financial Markets, New Delhi, 15th February, 2013. Mr. Gaurav Tripathi Assistant Professor Journal Articles • Tripathi, G. and Dave, K. (2013) ‘Retail Service Quality and Shopper’s Demographics: A study of retail customers in the National Capital Region (NCR), India’ paper to be presented at the 6th International Conference on Services Management 23-25 Jun, Cyprus. • Tripathi, G. and Munjal, S. (2013) ‘A study of factors contributing to tourist satisfaction at heritage sites in India’ , paper to be presented at the 6th International Conference on Services Management 23-25 Jun, Cyprus. • Tripathi, G. and Dave, K. (2013) ‘An exploration of restaurant service quality factors in India’, paper to be presented at the 6th International Conference on Services Management 23-25 Jun, Cyprus. • Tripathi, G. and Dave, K. (Forthcoming in 2013) ‘Store Format Choice and Relationship Quality in Apparel Retail: A Study of Young and Early-Middle Aged Shoppers in New Delhi Region’, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Elsevier Publications. • Mullick, N.H. and Tripathi, G. (Forthcoming in 2013) ‘FIAT: A Good Product with a Wrong Strategy’, Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies. (This case was also presented by Dr. Mullick at the International Case Study Conference organized by European Case Clearing House and ICFAI, 14-15 Dec, Hyderabad). Workshops/Conferences Attended • Advance Multivariate Analysis for Management Research by Dr. Sridhar Vaithianathan at BIMTECH, 18th-20th Apr 2013, Greater Noida. Mr. Vimal Babu Assistant Professor Papers Published • Babu, V. (2013) ‘Post-innovation Challenges: A Case-based study of Indian Innovators’ The case was accepted with 6th International Conference on Services Management, June 23-25, 2013, Cyprus organized by Oxford Brookes University(U.K), IIMT, India, Virginia Tech University (USA) & Institute for Tourism Studies, China. Book Review • Babu, V. (2013) ‘Take Charge-Building an Entrepreneur Mindset’ 1st edition by ‘Gaurav Marya Journal of Services Research, 13:1, April-Sept. 2013, pp.187. 25


Visit to Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon, on Friday, 23rd August, 2013

“Students of SHTM 2013 started their academic journey with their first exposure to industry best practices at Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon. In the first week of academic session 2013-14, students visited this 5 star hotel property of Intercontinental Hotel Group on Friday, 23rd August, 2013. They were welcomed at the Lobby Lounge by Ms. Bhavna Verma,Director of Rooms and Mr. Naresh Kaushik, Manager Human Resources. Students got an opportunity to see the IHG world through the eyes of Mr. Arindam Kumar, General Manager. Many of their curious questions were answered by the team at IHG. They also experienced a Hi Tea session with Leadership team of the hotel. Mr. Sarad Upadhyay, Director F&B took an initiative to show around the Back & Front area of hotel while answering their spontaneous questions. As a new entrant to the dynamic hospitality world, students were quite excited and overwhelmed by this event and made notes of many operational and management practices. IIMT plans many such initiatives to upgrade and update the knowledge and skills of its students.

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PG Events Making Effective Presentations on Friday, 23rd August, 2013 A workshop was organised for PG 1st semester students on “Making Effective Presentations” by Ms. Raunica Ahluwalia, Assistant Professor, IIMT-OBU. The workshop appraised the students on role of pre-planning, generating content, structuring the content, slide design and layout and

lastly delivering effective presentations. The workshop ended with students being asked to form groups and make presentations on “Management Learnings from a book/movie”, which was presented by them in the next workshop.

Pre-placement Training on Monday, 2nd September, 2013 The 3rd Semester PG students were exposed to the rigours of placement process via an assessment center comprising of 3 rounds- A mock aptitude test, Group Discussion and a personal interview. The students sat for a 1 hour objective-type paper on the lines of those by companies recruiting fresh MBA students. Based their performance and clearing the cut-off, students were shortlisted for round two-group discussion. The shortlisted students discussed the topic “Durga has lost her powers in the 21st Century India”. The students

discussed issues pertaining to role of women in society, corruption, religion and sports. The students were further shortlisted for personal interview where they were interviewed by a panel comprising of faculty and placement team. The entire process was video recorded as well as peer assessed to enable each student to know their strengths and weaknesses. The students will further be trained to improve their performance and hence ace the following final placements in the months.

Goal Setting Workshop on 2nd September, 2013 A workshop on “Goal Setting” was organised for PG 3rd Semester students by Mr. Subrata Kumar Nandi, Assistant Professor, IIMT-OBU. The session emphasized on the importance of setting goals, nature of goals and also the benefits of having written goals. The session was aimed at making the students self aware about their path ahead and

the importance of planning for the same. The high point of the session was an inspirational video of Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple addressing a convocation at Stanford. The speech of Steve Jobs paved the way young minds need to think and act as they make a mark on the world.

Briefing on student activities on Thursday 5th Sept., 2013 IIMT lays a lot of emphasis on the overall development of the students. Hence, every Thursday, student activities are organised towards building an all rounded personality. These included quizzes, team games, guest speakers and creativity games for the 1st year students. The students of 2nd year are organised in Clubs

(Marketing, HR and Finance) based on their specialisations. A briefing session was undertaken towards the activities scheduled for the coming semester. The students also elected the activity coordinators from amongst themselves who would be responsible for the overall conduct of the scheduled activities.

Mr. Bhavya Banga, Marketing Manager BCC Research Session on Digital Marketing on Friday 13th Sept., 2013 Mr. Bhavya Banga, Marketing Man- of roles and job opportunities availager BCC Research, addressed the able to management graduates. Mr. PG students on “Digital Marketing: Banga would also be holding a 2 day Scope, Trends and Opportunities”. workshop in October for interested The workshop highlighted the grow- students, to train them into nuances ing role of digital marketing, the key and tools of digital marketing. skill sets desired from freshers wanting to work in this field and the type Volume 7, Number 1

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PG Events “Resume writing” workshop was held for students of PG 3rd Semester on 26th September, 2013 With a focus on the upcoming paring them for the upcoming placement season. These placements, a “Resume writing” weekly sessions cover all aspects of placement-based workshop was held for students training and include extensive hands on practice on GDs of PG 3rd Semester on 26th Sep- and interviews , apart from skill based training. The “Retember 2013 by Ms. Raunica Ahl- sume writing” workshop was 1st in the series and helped uwalia, Assistant Professor (Mar- the students understand the importance of the document, keting), IIMT. These workshops the nature of selection and/or rejection decisions made are part of the Personality Devel- based on this page and the structuring of the format. The opment sessions developed for students would be submitting the same for perusal by facfinal year students towards pre- ulty experts. Resume Writing-II workshop was held with PG 3rd Semester on 3rd October, 2013 Taking the PD workshop forward, Resume Writing-II workshop was held with PG 3rd Semester on 3rd October, 2013 (Thursday). Students were appraised on the interview questions which can arise from the information produced on a resume. The students shared their resume information and discussed queries related to gaps in education, low marks, their strengths and skills and overall impact their resume was making. The workshop will enter the next stage this Thursday, where basics of Group Discussion will be dealt with. on “Extempore Speaking” was held with PG 1st Sem students on 4th October, 2013 Workshop on “Extempore Speaking” was held with PG 1st Sem students on 4th October, 2013 (Friday). The students played a story-telling game to quicken their thinking process and introducing creativity in ideas. This was followed by chits being passed which carried contemporary topics ranging from politics to sports to social issues. Students were given 5 minutes to think and then address the class extempore. The activity was effective in making the students overcome their fears of public speaking as well as exposing them to “think on their feet”. Workshop: Team work for PG 1st Semester students on 11th October, 2013 An activity on 11, 2013 by Ms. Raunica Ahluwalia. Team work was The importance of working in crossorganised un- functional teams, sharing of resourcder Personality es and negotiation was emphasized Development using a game. The students were workshop for grouped in 4 teams and distributed PG 1st Semes- some material unequally. Each team ter students on was strong in some resources and Friday, October weak in others. The teams had to per-

form some tasks which involved sharing of resources with other teams, bartering, negotiating and coordination. The team which managed to complete the task first and most efficiently won prizes. The winners of the activity were : Shantanu Nirwan, Mohit Saini, Vikas Thakur and Ajay Kourav (photograph attached).

Professional development workshop held on 17th October, 2013 The professional development workshop entered its next step with students practicing the skills learnt in the last few weeks. A practice GD session was held on 17th Oct, 2013 (Thursday), jointly by Mr. Nandi, Ms. Garima and Ms. Raunica. The students were

divided into groups with each of the faculty members mentoring the groups. The students were evaluated on their communication, persuasiveness, leadership, team work and content based skills by the faculty cocordinators and given extensive feedback on their performance in the GD. The topics ranged from general to abstract to controversial.

Industrial Visit Industrial Visit: Mother Dairy on Saturday, 7th Sept., 2013 The students of PG 1st Semester visited Mother Dairy on Saturday, 7th September, 2013. The visit entailed a presentation on the process followed by Mother Dairy towards collection of milk using cooperative scheme and the technical processes of clarification, homogenization, pasteurization and standardization followed. The students were also exposed to the plant site and later treated to ice cream. The students later submitted a report on the Dairy Industry of India and their observations from the visit. 28

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Industrial Visit Visit to Archies Facility in Manesar on Saturday, 7th Sept., 2013

In order to enhance exposure in industry set-up and learning by observation, students of PGDM, Ist Semester, have been taken to Archies Ltd. as part of their industrial visit. It was, indeed a great experience for all the students. Mr. Harmeet Singh, General Manager-Modern Trade, CRM & Promotions welcomed and accommodated us very well with the company’s hospitality. Students along with the faculty coordinators viz. Mr Vimal Babu and Dr. K. Maheshwari reached the company premise by 10:30 am. Having received well, Mr Singh took all of us to conference room for the brief up about the company’s history, achievements, products etc. He also discussed about different strategies and challenges faced by the company. Later on, students were taken to the production line to observe and understand the way greeting cards are printed and packaged. He also connected with the students by emphasizing more on emotional aspect of sending and receiving greeting cards. Visit to NSIC of the BBA (SOME 2010/11) final year students On receiving the letter of permission from National small industries corporation ltd. (NSIC), class of 2011 with Dr. Rumki Bandyopadhyay went on an industrial visit to their campus on 13-11-2013. It was the day we were all waiting for as we were aware that the trip is going to be very informative. During the presentation we came to know what NSIC does, how it employees unemployed people and how it produces best out of nothing. Some of the products like soya milk, biscuits, toilet paper, tomato ketchup, ice cream cone, paper plate, RO water etc. are produced at NSIC. NSIC also runs a program where people can enroll to learn more about the production process and during they process they will also be certified by the government of India at a very nominal fee. Apart from briefing us about NSIC host was kind enough to boost us up for our future. At 1200 hours we were taken towards the production area where an instructor took us through the machines and showed us the production process of all the products they manufactured. Everything from the presentation to the production area was very much informative. There was an exhibition going on at NSIC but we unfortunately could not make it to the exhibition but it was not at all disappointing because we had gained all the information and even more than what we had expected form NSIC. They say you cannot cross every (t) and dot every (i) in life, therefore we were happy with the information we had gathered from the organization. We left the premises at 1500 hours and the informative, interesting and successful visit came to an end. We express our heartiest thanks to Dr. Rumki Bandyopadhyay who took the initiative and arranged this visit for us. We look forward for more of such visits from the institute. Visits like NSIC would definitely act as ‘cherry on sundae’ to our professional career. Volume 7, Number 1

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THE InQuiZitive’ #5 on Friday, 25th October, 2013 Another fun filled day at the IIMT campus which marked the five exciting years of the annual quiz at IIMT. With another exciting, brainstorming round of the ‘THE InQuiZitive’ the students had a mash up of anxiousness and excitement. Purely new and nail biting set of questions kept the participants on their toes constantly. It started off with the elimination round which was MCQ/objective type written round. In total 7 teams participated and top 4 went to the final round. The subsequent rounds almost made students skip a heartbeat. With three levels of questions to crack in three rounds, finally one team made it to the top. An exciting and fun filled participation by faculty and students made it an interesting day. The audience was also bound to their seats for the entire rounds. It was exhilarating for them to win chocolates for every right answer they gave. The quiz was organized by the Mind Bogglers Club which was managed by Dr. Kalpana Maheshwari and Mr. Gaurav Tripathi. The quiz master was Mr. Gaurav Tripathi The list of winners is as followsFirst • Bikramjeet Singh (PGDM 2012) • Saurabh Chaudhary (PGDM 2012) • Abhishek Bhola (PGPM 2012) Second • Tushar Malik (SHTM 2010) • Joshita Arora (PGPM 2012) • Nitesh Yadav (SHTM 2010) Third • Amit Atri(PGPM 2012) • Ravi Kant(PGPM 2012) • Kapil Deo Maurya(PGPM 2012) Fourth • Shagun Garg (SHTM 2011) • Pooja Shah (SOME 2013) • Sharang Rai (SHTM 2011)

BEVERAGE QUIZ A Beverage quiz was held on 4th Oct. 2013 organized by the hospitality club of the college. The event was presided by Mr. Sanjay Pandita, Assistant F&B Manager Crowne Plaza,Rohini,New Delhi. Several teams participated and contributed their efforts for the quiz. The quiz namely had 3 rounds. 1) Choose the correct one. 2) Visual round.3) Rapid fire round .

The winners were Team consisting of Simone and Anamae of the SHTM 2013 and runners up were Team consisting of Gaurav Saxena and Rhea Nilanjana SHTM 2013. The quiz provided a perfect opportunity for the students to showcase their General Knowledge skills and provided good learning to the audience as well.

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Ravi Kant Sharma (PGPM 2012). The competition was intense as almost all the colleges from Delhi-NCR participated in the quiz contest. The preliminary round of the quiz was in the written format consisting of 25 questions and the students of IIMT delivered a strong participation. Even though the students did not reach the final round they were happy to get an international exposure. They also interacted with the representative of Swedish company Ericsson. Overall, it was a great day for the students.

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Club Activities WASTE O MANIA - Best out of waste Competition To nurture the creativity and to increase awareness of recycling opportunities Incubators Club at IIMT organized a Waste O Mania competition with the theme “Go Green” on Friday 18th Oct 2013, for the students of both undergraduate and post graduate programmes.

them thinking on such ideas. This can lead to tremendous new inventions of such methods and also generate environmental consciousness among them.

Through this Best out of waste competition the students were provided a platform to showcase their creativity by designing some innovative and useful things out of waste material. The idea was not only related to economic and material value for people, but it was also helpful in creating environmental consciousness among them that is the need of the hour. The aim was not only to teach the students methods of reusing but motivating

The winners of the Waste O Mania Competition were:

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The activity was very well received by the students and they participated with full enthusiasm fun and creativity.

First Prize winners – (Aarushi Aggarwal and Vishal Choudhary) - SOME 2012 Second Prize winners- (Joshita Arora, PGPM 2012 and Anugrah Pachori, SOME 2013).

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Club Activities Finance Club Activity (Group Discussion) The Finance Club at IIMT organized basis of their content, communication a Group Discussion for PG second and soft skills. year students of Finance Specializa- At the end, the Faculty coordinators tion on Thursday, 19th Sept. 2013. Dr. Rumki and Ms. Garima provided The main idea behind this activity was constructive feedback on the topics to provide an opportunity to students, discussed, body language and comto talk about contemporary topics in fi- munication skills. nance and seek feedback about their communication skills, especially in a group setting. The activity had two rounds and a total number of 9 participants. The first round saw a discussion on the topic “Is more FDI good or bad for the Indian Economy?”. The second round saw participation by 4 students who were chosen after the first round. The topic for the second round was “Does devaluation of Indian rupee always have negative impact on the Economy” Swati Khandelwal from PGPM 2012 was declared the winner. All participants were judged on the Workshop being held for final year PG students session on Group Discussion was held on 10th October, 2013 As part of the professional development workshop being held for final year PG students, session on Group Discussion was held on 10th October 2013, Thursday by Mr. Subrata Nandi and Ms. Raunica Ahluwalia. The session introduced the students to Group Discussion as a tool of assessing candidates. It involved clearing common doubts on types of GDs, the

process, types of questions and common evaluation criteria. The students were then asked to form a group with buddies allocated to evaluate each participant’s performance. The group was asked to discuss on the topic “ Campus Placements are a must for succeeding”. The group actively discussed the topic and were guided towards generating ideas, examples

GD for 2nd year PG students on Thursday, 17th Oct., 2013 A group discussion session was or- topics – “Vote for Aam Aadmi Party. ganized for PG 2nd year students on Will you?” And “Small is beautiful”. Thursday, 17th Oct as a part of the Students participated enthusiastiPersonality Development Sessions. cally and showed a keen interest in The students were given an oppor- developing their communications tunity to express their views on two and soft skills. The GD was coordi32

and taking different directions. Some necessary do’s and don’ts were pointed to and the buddies shared their feedback with each of the participant. This workshop will be followed by series of mock GDs next week, where students will be exposed to different formats and GD types.

nated by faculty coordinator Ms. Garima Gupta who shared individual feedback with them at the end of the session. The students had an opportunity to rate their peers and provide feedback to each other.

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Club Activities Marketing Club Activity: Product Innovation on 19th September, 2013

The first marketing club activity “Product Innovation challenge” was conducted on Thursday, 19th September 2013 for PG 2nd year students by Mr. Subrata Kumar Nandi, Assistant Professor and Ms. Neetu Ahmed, Assistant Professor, IIMT-OBU. The Objective of the activity was to stimulate creativity and critical thinking among students. Students were divided in six groups and product-”Rural ATM” was given to all groups. Using their learning’s of Marketing, they build a prototype in the form of chart and explained their strategy to market their product. The winning team developed there model on the theme of “ATM on the wheels”. The winning team members were Ravikant Sharma, Snehal Agarwal, Kapil deo Maurya, Zuber Khan and Naveen Yadav.

Marketing club activity : Goal Setting on 26th Sept., 2013 The “Goal setting activity” was organ- reality. The process of setting goals ized for the first year PG students by helps students to choose where they Ms. Neetu Ahmed on 26th Sep, 2013. want to go in life. By knowing preThe Goal setting is a powerful pro- cisely what they want to achieve and cess for thinking about ideal future, to know where they have to concenand for motivating vision of future into trate their efforts. Students worked in

groups, painted their palms creatively, put handprints on the chart, and wrote down their goals. Then they outlined the steps they think it will take to accomplish it. Each handprint carried the student’s goal for the semester.

Marketing Club activity: “Dumb Charades - a tagline guessing game” on 10th Oct., 2013 The “Dumb Charades-a tagline importance of team building and non- students enjoyed acting and guessguessing game” was organized for verbal communication among stu- ing the names of organizations and the first year PG students by Ms. dents. The game was played among 5 taglines. The winning team members Neetu Ahmed on 10th Oct, 2013. The teams consisting of 3 members each. were Ashik Dorjee, Varsha Sharma objective of the game was to instigate The game was based on taglines and and Kanika Sharma. News Analysis Activity : “Is inflation good or bad for the economy?” on 17th Oct., 2013 The “News Analysis Activity” was organized for the first year PG students by Ms. Neetu Ahmed on 17th Oct, 2013. The objective of the activity was to raise awareness level of students and development of an Volume 7, Number 1

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Club Activities Debate Competition on 11th Nov., 2013 A debate competition was organized on 11th Nov. 2013 to celebrate ‘Education Day’ in the memory of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education minister of India. Prof. NH Mullick, Head, PG Programs shed some light on the significance of Education Day and its relevance to the student community. The competition was open to all cohorts and six teams across various cohorts participated in the event. The debate was organized based on the following topics: a) Should students make their career choices based solely on their interest? b) Are online social networking sites deviating students from their studies? The competition was judged by Professor Sandeep Munjal, Associate Dean and Dr. Rumki Bandyopadhyay, Head, PGDM, Ist year. Students put up a nice show by sharing their innovative ideas and vibrant views on the subject. The winner of the debate competition was the team from 1st year BBA comprising Depuraj and Pooja. Runners-up was from SHTM, Ist year comprising Udit and Panav. Pooja was adjudged as best speaker. Before the event culminated, both the panel judges gave their valuable inputs to the participants and the audience as well

Rangoli Competition on 31st Oct., 2013 IIMT had organized RANGOLI competition for the students in the college Diwali. There were seven groups for the competition. The competition saw a huge participation, showcasing drawings and exquisite designing. The competition lent a traditional feel to the ambience as the students etched some marvelous designs while experimenting with colors and shapes. In rangoli competition The winners were all smiles as they bagged the prizes for their flair. The exceptional creativity of the students was praised by one and all. The Director, Dr. Vinnie Jauhari o congratulated the winners and appreciated the spirit of participation shown by the students. She impressed upon the students the importance of following our traditions and culture and enriching it by adopting values that are an exceptional balance of traditional heritage and contemporary trends. The winners of rangoli competition were: Sukanya Khurana, PGPM 2012 Manmeet Kaur, PGPM 2012 Joshita Arora, PGPM 2012

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Sambandh Collection Camp on 30 Sept. - 7 Oct., 2013

Under the guidance of Ms. Monica Bhardwaj, the ‘Sambandh Collection Camp’ was organized from September 30th to October 7th by the post graduate students (PGDM and PGPM). The campaign was widespread across the entire IIMT campus and aimed at sensitizing the students towards social issues and concerns. The students conducted various promotional activities to spread awareness of social issues and details of the collection camp. They also designed innovative posters, cards and

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badges. All the donations are being sent to an NGO called ‘Earth Saviours Foundation’ in New Delhi. The NGO is actively working towards social good and the donations will be distributed to underprivileged people. The enthusiasm of the students was contagious and touched every individual’s heart. The faculty, staff and all the students of IIMT were extremely encouraging and supportive which made the event a huge success.

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Culinary Leaders Round Table organized on 6th Sept., 2013 Professional education institutions must create common platforms for practitioners and academicians to debate on aspects which matter to them and the society. As an academic institution of higher learning, IIMT organized a Roundtable for Culinary Leaders to debate inputs on key opportunities and challenges in the area of culinary education in India. The workshop was organized on Friday, 6th September, 2013 at Radisson Blu Plaza, New Delhi. The attendees included representation from leading hotel brands like IHG, Hilton, Radisson, Park Plaza, Marriott, Sarovar Hotels, etc. The leading Chefs of Culinary world as Chef Bakshish Dean, Chef Rakesh Sethi, Mr. Kapil Chandhok actively participated to make this event a success. Many revealing issues were identified and explored through effective contribution by an experienced pool of Chefs. A passionate researcher Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Director-IIMT and Prof. Sandeep Munjal, Associate

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Dean-IIMT moderated the discussion on following key areas. 1. Understanding the Contemporary Culinary Trends 2. Challenges around human resource recruitment, retention and training in the culinary domain. 3. Analyzing existing culinary focus programmes, their nature and acceptance. 4. Evaluation of existing curriculum and training approaches and recommendations for improvement. 5. Sharing Sustainable Culinary practices across different context. IIMT aims to tabulate, analyze and present the discussion in a formal structure to the entire fraternity including educators and practitioners to contribute to the much needed change in culinary education.

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The Counselor Conclave on 22nd Nov., 2013 IIMT thanks all the participants and speakers for making the Counselor Conclave 2013 a huge success. The Conclave conducted on 22nd Nov, 2013 at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza, New Delhi provided a meaningful coverage on ways to analyze and enhance the overall personality & behavior of young minds by providing an industry and psychologist’s perspective to the counselors. The workshop saw participation from over 90 educators including faculty, senior counselors and academic coordinators across Delhi / NCR schools together with distinguished senior faculty from IIMT The Conclave brought together an ensemble of eminent speakers like Dr. Aruna Broota, a well renowned psychologist, Mr Mehernoosh Dittia, VP-Talent Development, Max Health Care Institute, New Delhi, Dr. R.K Suri, Practicing Lawyer & Clinical Psychologist and Mr Ranjan Malakar, GM-Holiday Inn-New Delhi Airport. The highlights of the conclave were the quality of discussions around innovative techniques and best practices for counseling and engaging with students. The speakers also shared their views and perspectives on career opportunities in the domain of services industry. The Conclave was highly appreciated by all, thus adding another feather to Outreach Program cap of IIMT.

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Conference on CSR & Social Entrepreneurship on 29th Nov., 2013 IIMT Gurgaon in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce organized the Conference. The inaugural session was graced by Dr. S Y Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India; Dr. Ramesh Kapur, Chairman and Managing Director, Radisson Blu Plaza, New Delhi and UMAK Educational Trust; Dr. Jatinder Singh, Secretary, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi; Dr. Vinnie Jauhari, Director, IIMT-Oxford Brookes University (U.K.), Gurgaon and Mr. Anil Khaitan, Chairman, SNK Corp. Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, while giving the keynote address, emphasized on the need of corporates to visualize business from a social perspective. He stressed on the fact that the society needs to be uplifted if businesses are to sustain in the long-run. The Plenary session focused on CSR and Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship including emerging management issues in CSR; sustainability of CSR projects; shaping of best practices on social entrepreneurship; sustainable models for emerging markets, etc. The Conference brought together an ensemble of eminent speakers viz. Mr. Ashutosh Chadha, Director, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel South Asia; Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Padma Bhushan recipient and Founder, Sulabh International Social Service; Dr. (Ms.) Jyoti S A Bhat, Adviser/Scientist G, Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India and Mrs. Jyotsna Bhatnagar, Head – Corporate Responsibility, BP India. The session was moderated by Dr. Jatinder Singh, Secretary, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi. In the second half, Round Table session was organized on “Merging Lines of CSR and Social Entrepreneurship for Inclusive and Sustainable Development”. The eminent panelists were invited such as Mr. Axel Goethals, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies; Mr. Deepak Jolly, Vice-President, Public Affairs & Communications, Coca-Cola India and Southwest Asia; Mr. Rahul Pandit, President & Executive Director, The Lemon Tree Hotel Company, New Delhi; Lt Gen Rajender Singh, CEO, DLF Foundation, Gurgaon; Mr. Parul Soni, Executive 38

Director and Practice Leader, Ernst & Young (E&Y) and Mr. Erik Famaey, Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies. The session was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Umashankar Venkatesh, Professor in Marketing, International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi. Thus, the endeavor of the conference in bringing together corporate chieftains and social entrepreneurs together to discuss mutually beneficial partnerships towards Sustainable Development, was successfully met.The Conference rightly struck a chord by meeting the objective of understanding the role of CSR initiatives and the possibilities of working with social entities to have a larger impact of the initiatives taken in the long-run

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State-of-the-art campus of IIMT on Sohna Road

IIMT’s new building is an all inclusive, state-of-art, fully air conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled, 16 acre campus within 15 minutes of Gurgaon in the National Capital Region (NCR) of India. The campus is also being built in an environmentally conscious manner by complying with the Indian LEED standard. It also has plethora of facilities for the student community as well as for the members of the IIMT family. The campus includes various Academic buildings to accommodate over 1000 students at any one time. These buildings include classrooms with contemporary AV systems, group discussion rooms for students and common room for recreational purpose. To make the student experience extremely rich, On-site hostel for boys and girls, has been constructed, that includes a recreational room, vending machines and laundry facility. There is an exclusive area dedicated for placement activities. The library on the campus is technologically advanced that hosts journals, text books and casual reading material. Further, a state-of-the-art student center is included that offers a gymnasium, food court, bookstore, café, student union, medical facilities, provision store and a bank/ATM. Recreational facilities that include a football field, jogging track, tennis courts, and a basketball court, are also being built. To ensure that the learning and working experience at IIMT, matches the global standards, landscape design has been done on the concept of “Pursuit of Knowledge”. The scenic beauty of the campus shall be marinated as it would be a Walking only campus, with vehicular traffic restricted to the periphery.

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IHG Team Visit to IIMT Campus

EDITORIAL TEAM Editor: Dr. Parul Goyal Wasan Production Manager: Manjit Singh Photographs: Sandeep Prakash

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