11-SEP-2015: The Murshidabad Centre of Aligarh Muslim University recently conducted its induction programme of the MBA 2015 Batch which was attended by Professor Syed Samsul Alam, Founder and Ex Vice Chancellor, Aliah University; Mrs Saira Shah Halim, Communication Expert and Educator; Mr Raj Kumar Basatta, Commandant 20 Bn BSF and Ms Ruchhita Kazaria, an active member of Aman Ki Asha.
While welcoming the guests at the event, the Murshidabad Centre, Director, Dr Badaruddoza said that the dignitaries are attending the programme out of the love and affection for AMU Alma Mater in general and AMU Murshidabad Centre in particular.
Advising the students to keep following Aligarian tahzeeb (culture) and traditions, Dr Badaruddoza said: "As Aligs, we are proud to be associated with the vision and mission of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan."
He further said that AMU stands different from other universities as it inculcates an entirely different set of moral and ethical values in its students.
Dr Badaruddoza added the establishing of AMU Murshidabad Centre is a great boon for the Bengal state.
Appreciating the tireless efforts of the AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd), Dr Badaruddoza said that the present administration is fully committed to the development of the Centre. He also urged students to carry forward the added responsibility of AMU's traditional legacy.
Talking about various aspects of management studies, Professor Syed Samsul Alam said there is no distinction between teaching and research in modern educational system. "Students of management should utilize their time judiciously and should devote time for conducting short research studies on current topics," urged Prof Alam.
He added that today we are witnessing a change in the academic environment in India, which is making universities to come out of their isolation.
"Many universities are interacting and integrating with local population for the benefit of the society at large," said Prof Alam.
"There are number of qualities that the management students should develop in themselves. They should learn to work in a team and to develop the quality of empathizing with others:" said Prof Alam
He emphasized that there is a need to understand Islamic Finance.
"We need to study the life history of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) to comprehend the essential lessons of management education," said Prof Alam.
Delivering an informative lecture on the importance of communication skills for management students, Mrs Saira Shah Halim motivated the students to learn the significance of verbal and non-verbal communication in business dealings.
In her address, she highlighted the constant need to develop skills on a continuous basis.
Mrs Halim inspired the new batch of students to utilize the next two years of their stay in the campus to remain in touch with the current issues. She also encouraged students to stand for themselves on the basis of their own abilities and to work for social causes.
Touching the issues of discrimination, Mrs Halim said that if we have the qualities required by the employers then there is no need to fear discriminations of any kind. "We all should strive hard to succeed in our professional as well as personal life," further said Mrs Halim.
Introducing the concept of going beyond management, Mr Raj Kumar Basatta said that the students of management should plan about their career path well in advance. "Instead of aspiring to become a manager, a student should desire to become a leader," said Mr Basatta.
"Since, a manager is reactive in nature whereas a leader is proactive, management students should understand and develop the qualities like far-sightedness, empathy, and motivating others, to become a leader:" Lamented Mr Basatta.
Ms Ruchitta Kazaria talked about the importance of wearing multiple hats while concentrating on one skill set.
Sharing her professional experiences, Ms Kazaria urged the students to widen their knowledge and understanding about current affairs. She invigorated the students to start working towards branding themselves.
"In addition to the degree that they will get after successfully completing the course, students should also learn how to effectively brand themselves so that they are able to attract their future employers," added Ms Kazaria.
Talking about 'Aman Ki Asha', a joint venture between the Times of India and the Jung Group in Pakistan, Ms Kazaria discussed the indispensable need to advocate peace processes.
She further talked about the 'Clone and Mole theory' and reasoned to rationalize the pity of war.
During the event, Ms Kazaria explained 'Mine Do', a drive aimed at visa relaxations, which can be the biggest step for ensuring healthy dialogue.
In one of the sessions at the event, a short movie based on the Richard Bach's book 'Jonathan Livingston Seagull' was screened to motivate students to strive for perfection for their passions. Mrs Halim screened the movie at the event.
The programme, which was conducted in two sessions was conducted by Assistant Professors, Mr Monirul Islam and Mr Mofikul Islam. Dr Syed Atif Jilani, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration proposed the vote of thanks