Thursday, 20 August 2015

Collage Making Competition

To explore student’s creativity and imagination Collage Competition was organized for the students of MBA III Semester on 13.8.2015. A great keenness was seen in the students during the event. They used a variety of material to create the collages .The effort of the students was remarkable and the most creative collages were adjudged the winner. The theme of collage making Competition was “Organizational Culture”. The students made artistic collages which showed their vast imagination. The students thoroughly enjoyed the whole session. The activity was coordinated by the faculty members Dr. Khanika Choudhary & Ms. Ritumbara Trivedi.

The winners of the activity were as follows:
1st Prize: Neha Bhatt
2nd Prize: Nishant Jain & Ahmad Faraj

3rd Prize: Chetan Das & Yogendra

Orientation Programme for III sem. MBA

Faculty of Management Studies organized a two days Orientation Programme on 12thand 13th August,2015 for the IIIrd semester Management(MBA) students. The programme included an inventive session on ‘MANAGEMENT LESSONS FROM MOVIES’ conducted by Ms. Sini George and Dr.Kulvinder Kaur. The session aimed at imparting integral lessons to the students on leadership skills and management through various inspirational movies.

Students in this session were shown few clippings from the movie-Chak De India so that they acquire an understanding of the leadership skills of the movie character-Kabir Khan played by Shahrukh Khan. The movie Chak De India starring Shahrukh Khan and some young women made an entry in the books of management and attracted the world of management professionals as it captured various facets of management. Though movies are a strong medium of entertainment, few movies lay a long term impact on the audience and teach many meaningful and practical lessons. Through the movie Chak De India management students were taught many meaningful and practical lessons such as team building approach, motivation, leadership and winning attitude. Through the movie students learned How the Impossible is made Possible,


Students in the end were given few movies and were motivated to identify the management lessons from those movies. Students enjoyed the session and acquired lot of management lessons from the movie.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

World Photography Day

World Photography Day
Ms. Ritumbara Trivedi,
Faculty Member,
Photograpy Club In-charge

Do you remember the first time you held a camera?



Today is World Photography Day, August 19th, and it’s the perfect day to show your camera some love! 


Photography has the ability to tell stories and inspire people.
Photography surrounds us in every moment and yet, we often don't realize how powerful the images we capture every day can be. World Photography Day is all about celebrating photography, whether you are a part-time, hobbyist or a professional.

The date behind World Photo Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce.
On August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as the first practical gift to the world. In a way this was the true beginning of the World Photography Day. 
 On August 19th 2010, World Photo Day hosted its first global online gallery. With 270 photographs shared and website visitors from over 100 countries, this marked the first official, globally reaching World Photo Day.

Today, we can share memories across the globe in seconds. Photography is an invention that has revolutionized the way we see the world. We can visit places without leaving our home. We can share adventures with friends in another city and we can watch grandchildren grow up thousands of kilometers away.

There was a time when photography didn't exist!

DID YOU KNOW?
The first commercially available 35mm film camera was developed only 90 years ago, the digital camera became popular just 20 years ago and 15 years ago, camera phones didn’t exist!

1.  World's earliest surviving camera photograph, 1826 or 1827




View from the Window at Le Gras is the oldest surviving camera photograph. It was created by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827 atSaint-Loup-de-Varennes, France, and shows parts of the buildings and surrounding countryside of his estate, Le Gras, as seen from a high window

2. The first durable color photograph, taken by Thomas Sutton in 1861





  
3.Rhein II is a photograph made by German visual artist Andreas Gursky in 1999. In 2011, a print was auctioned for $4.3 million (then £2.7m), making it the most expensive photograph ever sold.






A river flowing horizontally through green fields

Source: Wikipedia, www. worldphoto.com







Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Hariyali Amavasya Celebration

Hariyali Amavasya Celebration in Faculty of Management Studies
14th of August, 2015

Hariyali Amawasya is a festival to celebrate the joy and beauty of the month Saawan. As the name suggests, it is celebrated on the first Amawasya of the month of Saawan. In Udaipur Hariyali Amawasya carnival includes fairs, traditional music and dance & delicious food and beautiful lahriya costumes.

Faculty of Management Studies celebrated the charm of Hariyali Amawasya with enthusiasm and excitement through execution of various activities for MBA students.

Following Activities were conducted:
Ø Presentation on Honorable Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Ø Dry Cooking Competition
Ø Mehndi Competition

Presentation on Honorable A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

The activity was conducted for the students wherein the students had to deliver the presentation on Dr. Kalam. The presentation was given on various books of Honourable A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and review about the same. A two minutes silence was observed at the end of the activity.
The judges of the event were Dr. Pallavi Mehta and Mr. R. P. Shrimali. The activity was coordinated by the faculty members Ms. Kinika Nahar and Ms. Khushbu Sharma.

The winners of the activity were as follows:
1st Prize: Enock Maina
2nd Prize: Akansha Jain, Mohit Jain
3rd Prize: Tarun Acharya, Ripple Bhandari


Dry Cooking Competition

Cooking Competition was organized on the auspicious occasion of Hariyali Amawasya by Faculty of Management Studies. The students who have passion towards cooking food participated in the competition. Teams came up with healthy and mouthwatering dishes. Students prepared different types of food to prove the excellence and their skills.
The judges of the competition were Chef. M.M.Gupta & Mr. Shivoham Singh. The activity was coordinated by the faculty members Dr. Khanika Choudhary and Ms. Ritumbara Trivedi.

The winners of the activity were as follows:
1st Prize: ShefaliTondon, Lokesh Soni, Bhupendra, Salmannudin, Alka, Priyanka Joshi, Shilpa Pillai
2nd Prize: Farhan Khan, Ojaswi Raje, Divya Sharma, Lovesh Chordia
3rd Prize: Alka Chohan, Akansha Jain, Taruna Acharya, Ripple Bhandari, Rashmi Patidar

Mehendi Competition

Mehendi Competition was organized by Faculty of Management Studies. Students portrayed their creativity through different designs like Arabian, Traditional, Jaipuri, Bombay style etc. The designs were extraordinary and beautiful.
The competition was judged by Prof. Sunita Agarwal and Dr. Kulvinder Kaur.
The Faculty coordinators were Ms. Mansi Vyas and Ms. Kadambari Jain.
Winners of the competition were:
1st Prize:  Pooja Sikligar
2nd Prize:  Sonal Jain
3rd Prize:  Urvashi Hinger

























Monday, 17 August 2015

INDUSTRIAL VISIT

An industrial visit was organized for MBA –III semester students on 17 August 2015. The students were taken to the manufacturing facility of PEACOCK INDUSTRIES LIMITED (PIL) located at scenic outskirts of Udaipur.

PEACOCK INDUSTRIES LIMITED (PIL) is an ISO-9001:2008 accredited company by International Certification Services Pvt. Ltd. which is accredited by Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand. It is engaged in the manufacturing of plastic moulded furniture. Its products are also CE certified. It has a diversified product mix of plastic chairs, tables, trolley, sun lounger, and house wares sold under the brand name ITALICA. It has a wide range of injection moulding machines (both indigenous and imported) and has many moulds/dyes to manufacture plastic moulded furniture i.e. Arm Chair, Without Arm Chair, Baby Chair, Tables, Patla, Stool, Trolley and Sun lounger etc. 

Students acquired in-depth knowledge about production and manufacturing management by interacting with executives of PIL.



Saturday, 15 August 2015

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

15 August 2015
Independence Day of India would be celebrated by the people all over the India on 15th of August 2015, at Saturday. This year in 2015 India would celebrate its 69th Independence Day. The first Independence Day was celebrated in India on 15th of August in 1947.

Independence Day Celebration @ Pacific University

Independence Day is celebrated with full vigor and enthusiasm at Pacific University every year.

Prof. B. P. Sharma (President, PAHER) hoisted the national flag at Pacific University grounds followed by various cultural activities by the students of Pacific University.

Appeal: Respect the National Flag of INDIA 

The National Flag is a symbol of the Nation’s esteem and pride. There is a liberal use of the flag on Independence Day and Republic day. There is a new trend of selling flags made of paper and plastic, which is incorrect. With a sense of national pride, people ardently buy such flags – but the very next day, we find these flags being crushed upon on the roads, in dustbins and elsewhere.
By allowing this to happen, people forget that they are insulting the flag. Often, these flags are burnt along with trash. It is the duty of every individual to maintain proper respect towards our National Flag.
Let us unite to stop the insult and abuse of the Indian National Flag !

Jai Hind !!

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Quiz Competition

Study Circle Activities
Quiz Competition
The Business Quiz was conducted on August 6th 2015 to develop the knowledge and excellence among the students through a highly encouraging meet. The entire programme took place at Pacific Institute of Management.

Eklavya & Change-Management Study Circle
The activity was coordinated by the faculty members Ms. Nidhi Nalwaya, Ms. Khushboo Agrwal and Ms. Kinika Nahar. The teams were selected on the basis of screening. Meanwhile, Story writing competition was also conducted. Students were shown a picture to compose their own story.
Further the quiz was conducted into 3 rounds:
1.   Logo identification
2.  Identify the Personalities
3.  Rapid Fire Round
The competition proved to be a knowledgeable as well as an entertaining session for the students.
The Winners of the quiz were as follows:

1st Prize: Harshad Dungerwal, Mohit Jain, Taruna Acharya
2nd Prize: Rohit Jain, Keerti singh Gehlot, Shilpa Bhavsar
3rd Prize: Nilesh Sharma, Aman Jain, Vishal Chouhan

The winners of the Creative Writing Competition were as follows:
1st Prize: Anupama Panwar
2nd Prize: Ripple Bhandari
3rd Prize: Arpita Dhing








Kautilya Study Circle
 The activity was coordinated by the faculty members Ms. Ritumbara Trivedi and Ms. Nayna Porwal. Interesting questions were asked to the students, testing each aspect of the educational knowledge base like famous personalities, current affairs, science, awards, geography, sports, etc.

Student coordinators:      
Vikil Dagriya, Chetan Jingar, Kirti Kumar Vyas, Devidutt Saini, Vivek Sethi, and Tarun Kabra
                       
The winners of the activity were as follows:
1st Prize: Farhan Khan, Lovesh Chordia, Piyush Kumar
2nd Prize: Ankit Agrwal, Prafful Bodana , Rishabh Doshi
3rd Prize: Rakshee Jain, Surbhi Sharma, Prakhar Agrawal 
















Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Faculty Articles - DR.KULVINDER KAUR

MEDICAL TOURISM-PERSPECTIVES IN INDIA

 

 


Health according to a lay man means absence of diseases or infirmity. But the wider and broader meaning of health incorporates physical, mental and social well -being of a human being. In other words a person who is physically and mentally fit enjoying his social life at the same time would be termed as a healthy person.

To enhance the health status of human beings worldwide, Medical Tourism in collaboration with Tourism Industry has taken a praiseworthy initiative. Medical tourism is actually a very old and traditional concept as people since ages had the tendency of using the medical facilities and services of other countries to ensure high quality services at reasonable prices.

Medical tourism means people travelling from their native place/home country to another country to avail cost effective and higher quality health services. Medical tourism provides such facilities to the patients who need surgical or other forms of treatment in other countries. Usually people prefer medical treatment in other countries when the similar treatment is expensive in their native countries. During the last decade travelling for health purposes has increased tremendously and the countries having strong medical infrastructure, trained manpower (doctors, nurses and helpers) and easy and quick connectivity with the world are able to earn enormous foreign exchange by generating these services .The fact that medical tourism industry is gaining popularity worldwide thus, cannot be ignored.

Developing countries like India, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico etc.are the most famous destinations for medical tourism as the cost of treatment in these countries is much lower than in the developed countries. The average treatment cost in India is approximately 1/5th of the treatment cost in USA.

Thus it can be concluded that India can grab many income avenues by acting as a medical tourism destination. Though a developing nation yet India has world class medical facilities and hospitals like AIIMS, TATA memorial Hospital, Apollo Hospital which provides specialities like Paediatric, Neurology, Plastic Surgery,ENT and many more. The growth prospects of medical tourism industry in India are very high. It is expected to register a cumulative annual growth rate(CAGR) of more than 20% during 2013 to 2015.Thus Indian government should take all possible measures to develop this industry to create huge volume of foreign exchange reserves.
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Monday, 10 August 2015

Faculty Articles - Prof. Mahima Birla



Apprehensions about P-Notes lead to turbulence in Stock Markets                                   


                                         
The sudden fall in stock indices on the BSE and NSE on the apprehension that the government may involve fresh regulations about the participatory notes (P-notes).    

                                                                                                                                                               Participatory Notes (P-Notes),a general name used for off shore derivates instruments constitute a considerable component in portfolio investments. The BSE sensex crashed by 550points and traded below 28000 and nifty dipped by 160 points in one single day i.e. the market plugged over 1.5% and the experts believe this is not the end of market volatility, because of apprehensions about the P-notes.
This fluctuation in the market can be attributed to the foreign investors concern about the Supreme Court appointed special investigation team’s (SIT) proposal to tighten the rules on P-Notes including transparency about their holders and make them non-transferable to regulate the flow of black money in the economy.
The foreign investment in India can be either through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Foreign Portfolio Investment made by foreign institutional investor (FIIs). P-Notes are the instruments issued by brokers and FIIs registered with SEBI. The overseas or foreign investors who are not registered with SEBI but want to invest in the Indian stock market have to comply with the regulatory procedures like Know Your Customer norms. To avoid these norms, foreign investors take the route of P-Notes. Since the final holder of these notes is not disclosed, many investors who want to remain anonymous use this instrument. Hence it is suspected that a lot of unaccounted money made its way to the Indian economy through this route.
According to the SEBI Web site, currently, there are 34 FIIs / Sub-accounts which issue ODIs. This number was 14 in March 2004. The notional value of P-Notes outstanding, which was at Rs. 31, 875 crore (20 per cent of Assets Under Custody of all FIIs/Sub-Accounts) in March 2004, increased to Rs. 3,53,484 crore (51.6 per cent of AUC) by August 2007.
Currently the value of outstanding ODIs, with underlying as derivatives, stands at Rs. 1,17,071 crores, which is approximately 30 per cent of total P-Notes outstanding. This implies that more than 50 per cent of the funds are flowing through this anonymous route which needs a re-think on this entire issue.
 SIT has suggested SEBI to make rules to identify the beneficial owner or the identity of the final holder of the P- Notes and to take measures to restrain the entry of black money and tax evasion through participatory notes in the economy.
The similar proposal  by SEBI in 2007 led to sharp fall in the stock market  on October 17, 2007, where within a minute of opening trade the Sensex  plunged by 1744 points i.e. 9% of its value. This compelled, the then Finance Ministry, P.Chidambaram to clarify that the government is not immediately banning the P-Notes.
U.K.Sinha, the SEBI chairman has made it quite clear that both the issuers and buyers of P-Notes have to be from the countries following regulations of the financial action task force (FATF), which is a global, inter government body to check illicit finance. He further emphasized that the genuine business needs of the foreign investors compel them to invest through P-Notes. The Foreign Portfolio investors would have to certify that the Indian residents or the non Indian residents are not using P-Notes. He also ensured that the regulators will relook at the financial system and the suitable steps shall be taken through a consultative process in phases without creating any panic in the market.