To groom the learning of faculty and provide an opportunity to discuss at large the intricacies and nuances and nitty gritty of essentials required for any Project Management, UPES Department of Marketing & Project Management conducted one day FDP program on “Project Management Essentials” on 5th May 2012, at UPES Campus. Around 20 faculty participated in this program.
The program was divided into two sessions: Morning and Evening. Morning session covered theoretical aspects, whereas the application like MS PROJECT 2007 was covered in noon session. Pre and Post tests were conducted to evaluate the participants’ learning so as to help them in creating further awareness in the advanced topics of project management.
Project Scheduling, Execution, Monitoring and Control, Project Plan, PERT Calculations, Resource Allocation, Reporting in MSPROJECT 2007 etc were some of the topics that were covered in the program. The program was appreciated by all the participants as it assisted and resolved doubts and gave clarity on various concepts to faculty. Dr. Anirban Sengupta, Director UPES College of Management & Economics Studies, informed that the College frequently conducts such FDP’s to facilitate its faculty acquire required skills and become dynamic.
‘GEMS’ – Forum for student activity and development
This students focused program was held on UPES Campus on the 20th of April 2012. GEMS aims to motivate students to involve themselves competitively into the academic activities like presentations, debates, business proposals etc which will potentially help them build their knowledge base and develop their personality.
On the day, for ‘Best Project Presentation from the semester Aug-Dec 2011,’ 7 presentations were shortlisted out of which three were announced winners:
• Anupam Prashant Majumdar (BBAIntg,SemVI)-1st prize for project entitled ‘Sony Cybershot’
• Saariya Nabi (BBA Intg, Sem VIII) – 2nd prize for the project on ‘IOCL’
• Ravish Sundriyal (BBA Auto retail, Sem II) – 3rd prize for the project entitled ‘Blue’
Dr Sumeet Gupta’s book ‘Security Analysis and Portfolio Management-An Edge to Market Understanding’
Naftonomix 2012- Beyond the Barrel
‘Naftonomix 2012-Beyond the Barrel’ organized by Department of Oil & Gas and Energy Trading, UPES on 29th & 30th April 2012, aimed to facilitate students bring out the professional in them by providing platform where they can get an out-of-the book exposure to think out-of-the box and evaluate.
Naftonomix 2012, a two days student driven event, flanked by Prof Pokhriyal and other faculty members was initiated to provide students the chance to make a difference through performing & presenting cultural and artistic skills. The technical sub-events were case based context, management paper presentation, virtual trading, Click Pic (photography contest), Symposium, Knack (Poster making competition), Instinct (extempore), Business idea, Brain Storming (quiz) and Vaudeville (cultural event).
The event also included the highly informative deliberation sessions in a Conference, delivered by renowned speakers, for the day. In Inaugural speech by Dr. Sudhir Singhal, ex Director IIP, the students were apprised with the overview of various Euro norms prevailing in Europe and Bharat norms existing in India. The students were aprised about the startup of green field and brown field refineries and the various constraints by Dr. Mohanlal (Ex Director, Axen Technologies). Mr. B.S. Sehmi (DGM, IDT, ONGC) enlightened the students with the quality, health safety and environment issues in upstream company, and the precautionary measures in offshore rigs. Dr. R P Badoni, the Distinguished Professor of UPES, spoke about the future fuel like Hydrogen, Boron, and Nitrogen. Mr. Kavee Kumar, (Country Manager, Globe Capital, New Delhi) highlighted a new perspective of commodity trading in the light of geopolitical issues. Mr. G.S Dang (ex-Deputy Director, IIP) enlightened the students about the integration of refineries and petrochemical industries and discussed the benefits of integration. Mr. Amit Narayan (CEA to CMD, ONGC) discussed various Enhance Oil Recovery (EOR) and new technological avenues and its economics in upstream sector of oil and gas industries. The conference concluded with the speech of Mr.Rakesh Tiwari (Operation Manger IOCL) informative sharing of his experiences in IOC.
To conclude, Naftonomix 2012 proved not just the technical event providing platform only for the sharpening of the executive dexterity in the students to perform but also provided them with an arena of opportunities to step up and display their cultural and artistic skills.
Naftonomix team posed for click after the event
UPES College of Management & Economics Studies encourages industry exposure to enhance domain knowledge of students. BBA students went on Industrial tour visiting various industries related to their domain.
BBA students on Industrial visit to Panipat Refinery