July 9, 2019
The inaugural ceremony for PGDM batch 2019-21 was witnessed by more than 160 students, faculty members, guests and esteemed dignitaries today. The ceremony began by invoking blessings from Goddess Saraswati followed by a welcome speech from the Director-UWSB Mr. Sanjeev Jain. His address was infused with audiovisuals to inspire the new batch.
The special address by Mr. Jaideep Banerjee (Director – Outreach Programs & Placement Cell, Karnavati University) was full of enthusiasm and kind words. He emphasised how aspiring students should drive themselves and bring in the change to become a modern-day business professional through holistic development and acquiring relevant skill in a globalized world. Mr. Banerjee, who played an anchor role and has always been an integral part of the exciting journey of UWSB, shared his experiences with the students. He urged students to have very high self-esteem because that will help them to maintain their confidence level.
As one of the best B-Schools in India, UWSB will provide aspiring management students with the best of everything, be it infrastructure, course curriculum or placement opportunities. However, it will depend upon them how they will utilize this strong platform to build their path to success, Mr. Banerjee added.
It was a privilege to have Dr. Ankur Sarin (A member of the faculty in the Public Systems Group- IIM-A) as the Chief Guest who talked about the Right to Education and it’s importance. He discussed how teamwork and perseverance is the key to success. Guest of Honour Mr. Vishal Sharma infused the ‘josh’ with his power-packed address to the students where he guided the freshers on the new corporate life that’s getting ready for them on the other side.
The ceremony was rounded off by Dr. Kishore Bhanushali with a vote of thanks. He extended a special thanks to the guests, faculties, students & the parents. The ceremony was concluded with National Anthem and a group photograph.
The second half of the day began with some successful alumni speakers who spoke on a variety of topics and motivated the new batch of students by sharing their exciting stories of success.
Priyansh Satija (currently working with Arvind Mills handling exports for over 9 countries), Athar Ali (currently working with Dine out, managing more than 300 restaurants pan Gujarat), Mansi Ghosh (social media and communications expert at Sekhani Industries), and Gaurav Bhatt (handling Cafe Coffee Day Govt. accounts such as Army, PSU’s and many more) gave the aspiring management students an overview of the corporate world.
The session was followed by a presentation from the CSD dept. and wrapped up with a presentation from the student’s council dept.
On the second day of the UWSB PGDM Induction Program, it was time for some learning through fun-filled TEAM BUILDING activity under the mentorship of Prof. Bhupinder Arora.
The newly joined students were divided into groups and given tasks like- Elect a Team Leader, coin a team name, create a team flag, create a team anthem, and present in front of a jury panel.
They explained what their team represents, why did they choose a specific branding for their team and how they worked together to come up with unique and impactful ideas to establish their team as the best.
In the second half of the day, students participated in a roundtable discussion with the faculty in groups. The topics of discussion were varied, ranging from what their expectations are, their strengths & weaknesses, what are their goals, future plans etc.