The Orientation Programme at IIM Amritsar successfully began for its incoming 5th batch after the registration process on July 09, 2019. 10th to 13th July 2019 marks the Orientation Program for PGP05 at IIM Amritsar.
Introduction to the pedagogy of IIM Amritsar
The Orientation Programme began by sharing an introduction to the system and procedures of IIM Amritsar. Important workshops are held to familiarise the incoming batch with the committee, clubs, policies and pedagogy at IIM Amritsar. Then the orientation programme proceeded with the introduction to PGP system by Prof. Umesh Kumar, PGP Chairperson, IIM Amritsar on Wednesday, 10th July, wherein the students were familiarised with the expectations and essence of MBA.
Enhancing Potential and Personal Impact Workshop
A Workshop on “Enhancing Potential and Personal Impact” was held after Prof. Umesh Kumar’s introduction. The Students’ Council and Placements Committee inducted the students of PGP05 at the end of the day.
Clubs and Committees at IIM Amritsar
Prof. Mahima Gupta, Chairperson, Students Affairs, IIM Amritsar facilitated the introduction to students’ affairs on Thursday, 11th July 2019 by discussing in detail the roles and responsibilities of the committees and clubs of IIM Amritsar and related student activities. This was followed by a workshop on “Enhancing Potential and Personal Impact”. Media & Public Relations Cell, Sports Committee, Cultural Committee and Alumni Committee of IIM Amritsar concluded the day with their induction processes.
Introduction to Placement Procedures at IIM Amritsar
Prof. Arun Kaushik, Chairperson, Placements, IIM Amritsar interacted with the students and discussed extensively regarding procedures related to placements on Friday. The workshop on “Enhancing Potential and Personal Impact” concluded on Friday. Thereafter, Hostel and Mess Committee and Industry Interaction Cell of IIM Amritsar formally concluded the induction process. Then Prof. Mukesh Kumar, Chairperson, Public Relations & Alumni Committee shall take up “Case Teaching” on Saturday. Thereafter, Prof. Surender Rao Komera shall introduce the students to Basic Finance. Prof. Arun Kaushik shall formally conclude the Orientation Program for PGP05 with his session on Experiential Learning at IIM Amritsar. During 2018-19, IIM Amritsar conducted several studies on improving efficacy an efficiency of managerial activities at Amritsar Railway Station, Golden Temple, Amritsar BRTS project, etc.
The fun side of Orientation Programme at IIM Amritsar
The agenda includes several team building activities during the orientation programme to instill familiarity and professional connect between the students. “Hoola Hoop” and “Acid Lake” are the activities that helped the students interact with each other and shed nervousness and inhibitions.
First Impressions of the 5th batch at IIM Amritsar
The students of the incoming batch had to express their first impression about the Institute and the city of Amritsar. For instance, Anshul Jain, first year student (PGP05), with two years of corporate experience was very appreciative of the Professors. Anshul said that the Professors are very informative and interactive.
Asmita Vashistha, another first year student, expressed her love towards the Holy City, and acknowledged the kindness and humility of people of Amritsar. To sum up Asmita talked about introspection and her future plans.
Nirav, a first-year student, found all activities new and interesting. Being a fresher, Nirav is in awe of the new topics and method of teaching.
Sukankshi Jain, expressed her previous apprehensions about pursuing MBA after having graduated as Information Technology Engineer. Sukankshi said that the Orientation Program and interaction with committees of IIM Amritsar resolved all her reservations. Her experience has been enriching so far.