FMS, MRIU welcomed its Freshers to an Orientation Programme to be followed by two weeks of intensive Skill Development Workshops

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) commenced its academic training session 2015 for the incoming students of MBA, MA (Applied Psychology), BA (Applied Psychology) and B.Sc. (HHA) on 27thJuly with a one day orientation program which would be followed by two weeks of intensive ‘Skills Development Workshops’. The workshops as part of ‘Udaan 2015…A New Journey’ are intended to act as skill set enhancers with a three pronged focus on Mind, Body and Soul. They will be augmented by another two weeks of a blend of intensive class room instructions and out of class experiences. The focus in these two weeks will be on foundation courses, bridge courses and life skills courses. During the course of the program, numerous achievers from all disciplines have been invited for an interaction with the students before culminating with the ‘Grand Finale’ on the 21st August, 2015. As per tradition, the day began with an auspicious Havan in which Faculty and Students joined in the prayers and invocation. Later in the day, senior dignitaries such as Dr N. C. Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor, Manav Rachna International University (MRIU); Dr Chavi Bhargava Sharma, Dean, FMS, MRIU; Professor Dr Mohammad Bagher, Director of Programmes– MBA and Mr Prem Kapoor, Consultant, ENU and former President of ITC Welcomgroup addressed the students and guided them on the teaching learning processes at MRIU and the programs as a whole.

Welcoming the students Dr Chavi Bhargava said, “Every activity at FMS has a learning outcome, contributing towards the student’s personality development. FMS believes in Total Quality Education through self enhancement and inculcation of ethics and values, helping students in maximizing their potential and leadership skills.” She also talked about MRIU’s impressive infrastructure, its rankings and global international perspectives, industry integrated programmes and research focus at the Human Lab and Management Clinic. Dr Chavi Bhargava hoped that the new comers will “have a long and interesting journey ahead” assuring them that the strong industry interface and experiential 4 Tier Mentor-Mentee System (involving the industry, Alumni, Faculty and Peer group) will hold them in good stead”.

Addressing the Freshers at the Programme, Vice Chancellor Dr N.C. Wadhwa pointed out the uniqueness of FMS and its ability to be creative and different all at the same time. He assured the students that FMS courses enjoy great brand value throughout the country, adding, “We would like to create global citizens of the future rooted in Indian ethos. In a scenario where domain knowledge is not adequate, you need hands on experience to upgrade your skills. This is achieved through regular workshops, seminars and guest lectures to stay ahead of your professional careers.” Dr N.C. Wadhwa also said that the structured curriculum and CSR activities at FMS will help students evolve as well balanced personalities.”

Speaking to students, Dr Mohammad Bagher, Director of Programmes– MBA, “We are responsible for the way you develop and at MRIU which has a great Central Library, there will be ample opportunities on the quest for personal knowledge. A diagnostic approach towards thinking and putting knowledge into practice are essential in your educational journey. You are part of a dynamic fast moving country where one qualification is no longer enough. Students need to have degrees over and above the existing norms.” Dr Bagher mentioned how an additional degree from ENU over above the MRIU MBA degree will give students an added edge. His ideas were seconded by Mr Prem Kapoor.

The Orientation session also gave students an idea about the nature of the curriculum, and the role of the Faculty by way of a video presentation entitled, ‘What Teachers Really Do’ and a small movie called ‘Taylor Mali Miracle Worker’. The briefing session also introduced the Faculty to the students before wrapping up the day’s session.