Retail Management Program conducted its Orientation Program for Batch 2020-22 on August 2, 2020. The day started with the Faculty of Program meeting up with the new learners and sharing with them details on the objectives of the Course, course curriculum, expectations from the students. Marking the occasion of 33rd Orientation Day, BIMTECH Greater Noida, Retail management program rolled out a virtual red carpet to welcome students of PGDM 2020-22 on 2nd august, 2020 via Zoom platform.
The ceremony kick-started at 10 a.m. and Dr. Gagan Katiyar, Chairperson Retail Management Program delivered the welcome address. This was followed by the welcome address by the Director, Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi wherein he welcomes students and gives them best wishes on their new journey.
On this occasion, honorable Chief Guest, Mr. Venu Nair, CEO Tata Trent (Westside), shares his thoughts on the current pandemic and the opportunities Retail has in the future. Mr. Nair also said, “It is not about giving cheap, it is about what you offer customers, what value you are offering in return.” He also talked about the new opportunities and challenges that retail is facing.
The second session of the day was designed to make students hear from Industry experts. Prof. Manoj Kumar Pant, OJT Coordinator, Retail Management Program moderated the session “Expectations of the industry from budding Retail professionals”. Industry experts – Mr. Shubhranshu Pani( MD, Retail services JLL India), Mr. Jaspinder Vohra (Director exports Kellogg’s South Asia), and Mr. Shashank Sekhar Sharma( Director Retail BU Chai Point) made students understand the value of networking, learning beyond the classroom and its importance to create the competitive advantage. “Passion, Hunger, Discipline” & “Learn, Contribute, Enjoy” these are the two principles for Mr. Jaspinder Vohra to be successful in the future. “It is important to be grounded and to make relations wherever you go,” said Mr. Shashank Sekhar Sharma.
In the next session “Interaction with Alumni from different industry”, Dr. Veenu Sharma, introduced our alumni Mr. Aishwarya Rastogi,(Manager sales and operations North India, East India, 3M), Mr. Sanjeet Jain( Ex-Country Manager of Handel Linc Display solutions, Now Entrepreneur), Ms. Mriganki Tyagi (Associate Vice President at Nykaa.com) to the new batch with sharing their journey and experience with students. Very importantly, they talked about why the Retail program is so different from any usual MBA/PGDM and how their career options were more widen after perusing Retail Program from BIMTECH. “Every student should be proud to be a Bimtechian and college give you the right platform and plenty of opportunities to learn from. One should have the right mindset & attitude”.