Design Santushti” –the two day annual exhibition was successfully held in Dilli haat on Feb 14th and 15th 2018. The product designs conceptualized and executed by students of interior design department Jims Lajpat Nagar were much appreciated by all the visitors including those from the design industry and interior designers. There was heavy footfall at the show on both days.
Products designed included moon shaped crib, coffee tables, outdoor dining set, study table, sofa ,bar with griller on top, console table ,wall backdrop ,chandelier garden furniture, decorative items were displayed by the department.
The moon shaped crib, bar with griller on top, coconut shell puffees and most of the hand crafted items were sold out on the very first day itself. Orders have also been placed for additional quantity of crib and coconut puffees this has come as a big encouragement to the students to perform even better in future and confidence to interact with the buyers.
Main achievement of the exhibition was appreciation of the work by the industry. Many from the industry have shown interest in the students and were keen to hire them in future. The jury that comprised professional interior designer, interior design faculty from some reputed institute and professional were highly appreciative of the work done by the students and was evident from the remarks in the feedback book.
JIMS , Lajpat Nagar has organized the annual blood donation camp in its premises on the 13th of Feb. The Blood Donation camp has received good response from the students, faculty members and staff members. The Camp convinced a huge number of volunteers to become a part of this noble endeavor. The Rotract officer bearers and members have also taken active part in mobilization of donors.
Beginning with the question “Do you have dreams in life?”,Mr. Chandrashekhar -an Alumnus of IIT Delhi and a corporate trainer – set the tone for the session that was about to unfold. In an hour and a half long lecture, he talked about the potential of the brain to conceive and achieve what is considered impossible by most people. The first step towards success, he mentioned, was to unlock the power concealed in the brain. Quoting from the lives of successful people , he said all of them had faced bitter and heartbreaking failures before they tasted success; adding experience to life and suggesting alternative ways of doing things, failures , he said were stepping stones and not ailments to worry about. Since the lecture was on “Entrepreneurship” , he suggested that the students write down their dreams and make a blueprint of how they were going to achieve them. Urging them all to be masters of their destinies and to learn to control the situations surrounding their lives, he maintained that all of them were born champions and could achieve anything with their brain power and will.
On the 16th of Feb’2018 Ms. Neha Chadha-a freelance soft skills trainer and marketing head –Drumstick Media Pvt.Ltd. delivered a lecture on Interview techniques ,Business Etiquettes & soft skills. With the final year students almost ready for professional world, the lecture came as a blessing in disguise. Taking them through various types of questions and suggesting appropriate answers, Ms. Neha made sure the students understood well the selection process. Combined with a number of activities and real life situations, the lecture provided a practical insight into the world of selection and hiring. An mini add-on in the form of a module on soft skills and Business Etiquettes was equally useful as it guided the students on how to groom themselves for the business world.
The BBA department invited Mr.Vikas Kumar Verma –Business Operations Manager – Accenture – on the 15th of Feb’2018 to apprise the 1st and final year students of the workings of the BPO industry. The major topic of discussion throughout the lecture was the nature of business handled by the call centers. Speaking on the subject , he mentioned that it is an agreement between two parties for a specific task to be assigned to a third party. Discussing terminology such as process excellence, industry explosion , gauging process and cost effectiveness , he added that BPOs were the most beneficial for businesses that required 24*7 assistance in customer care and support. Taking the students through the various processes handled by the BPOs , he said that BPOs had unlimited scope for professionals entering into the HR , Finance and Accounting fields as well.
The lecture concluded with Mr.Verma handling students queries on jobs in the BPOs.
The Inter Campus Debate Competition this year was an opportunity for the participants to voice their views on the widely discussed and publicized issue of gender equality. Talking about the glass ceiling that exists for women in various spheres of life, the participants speaking against the motion argued that if the need of the hour was a balanced society, then it was important for us to go far beyond the social and economic empowerment . They strongly felt that if a woman truly had the merit and intellect to perform , then , along with her male counterparts , she must be given a fair chance to prove herself worthy of the position in question. Those arguing in favour of the motion felt that women like Indra Nooyi, Chanda Kochhar, Naina Lal Kidwai and many others like them had already excelled themselves in their respective fields as the economic and social empowerment awarded to them enabled them to do so and that there was no further need for any other kind of empowerment; Any woman with the will to make a career, they felt, could do so with the resources already given to her.Arguing fervently in favor of the stands picked up by them , the participants truly took the competition to a different level.
The competition concluded with Vibhuti (for the mostion)of Greater Noida Campus and Aayush (against the motion)of Lajpat Nagar campus both bagging the first prize. The second prize went to Dhriti (For the motion) of Vasant Kunj Campus and Tarak (Against the motion) of Greater Noida Campus.
For putting forth his case with zeal and eloquence , a prize for outstanding performance was given to Dhruv of Lajpat Nagar campus.
In the Post Graduate category both the first and the second prize were won by Kalkaji campus participants –Nidhi and Ritika respectively.