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Bucket list of Books (5 must read)

There’s a long weekend ahead and if you wish to do something other than munching on snacks while watching Netflix to get your weekend vibe, here’s something you can do and fall maniacally in love with books.

However, for everyone who just can’t wait for the conclusion and the suspense to unfold like me, I have gone through my inventory and have listed five books after an extensive brainstorming session with myself that will keep you hooked. Reading within this virtual community is fulfilling.

1. 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE by Stephen R. Covey

In a management college one thing that you get used to listening in every lecture is “the power of thinking.” The book talks about how human brains work, how to adapt and take advantages of the opportunities that changes create.

Hit or a miss? This one surely is a hit and should be read by every budding manager and also for your overall personal development. If you a person of curiosity, get this now.

 

2. INTO THE WILD by Roger Ebert

When life hits hard one needs a break from the ordinary. This book is about the wilderness and unforgiving harshness of independence. This book talks about the importance of finding peace with your own company. Knowledge of yourself and how

Hit or a miss? Hell yes! This book gives you a reality check. This one is a masterpiece. It’s all about when one breaks through the mould to find themselves.

 

3. RICH DAD POOR DAD by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Are you a finance person? Well, even if you aren’t, this book will clear your facts about assets and liabilities. The author believes that money without financial knowledge is a waste and so this is definitely a book one needs to grab.
Hit or a miss? Please do not miss on this. You, as a budding manager or a person, need to know the basics of saving and need to gain the basic financial knowledge. This all about money, buddy

 

4. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Mitch Albom

This book is the quickest read you will pick up this week. Tusedays with Morrie is one of the most heart touching book. This allows a casual avenue for learning about the dying process: learning that not every ending is a happy ending.
As Morrie once said, “Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

Hit or a miss? Super like. This book is going to live in your heart forever. I say, BEAUTIFUL FOREVER.

 

5. BONFIRE by Kristen Ritter

The last book recommendation is for the mystery lovers, because why not.

Bonfire is a book that revolves around actions taken in high school taking a toll in life for the students 15-20 years later. This book will keep you hooked, from apparent murder mystery, kidnapping to horror, it’s got everything. It might give you chills. Watch out people.

Hit or a miss? If you like the tension to build up until everything is revealed, please read it today.

 

Author
Bhumika
Student Coordinator
Aawaz – The Writing and Book club

How To Choose The Right B-School

The right B-school not only paves the way for a great career but also plays a role in helping shape the person’s character, beliefs and thoughts, thereby playing a significant role in shaping his/her life for the future. With admissions to various B-schools in full swing, it becomes essential for students to check out the various attributes of a college before they zero in on it. Studying in a B-school call for a huge investment of time, money and energy, so it is vital that you make sure your choice of business school meets your needs.

To choose the top management college for you, follow the guidelines mentioned below:


Student And Alumni Network:

Look through the profile of students at the university in terms of professional experience, gender, and cultural background. These diverse individuals also contribute to your learning apart from forming your network. Find out how active the alumni group is, as you may want to draw on this network in the near future. This network can provide you with invaluable career information and also help raise funds for your start-up.

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IILM is proud to have a network of over 9000+ alumni, placed both domestically and abroad, that have risen to high ranks over the years. These individuals are invited to interact with students and motivate them through guest lectures. Some also go on to become mentors to the students, providing them with first-hand knowledge and experienced advice. Annual alumni meet are organized on campus, which is an excellent networking opportunity for both alumni and current students.

Academic Community:

Before making your choice, find out about the caliber of the faculty, in terms of their expertise and achievements to make sure they give you in-depth knowledge of a company or industry. In addition to this, research about the teaching methods the school uses, such as case studies and consultancy projects with companies.

The IILM faculty members come from leading institutions across the country and are known to be knowledge creators who rigorously peruse research in their fields. The curriculum taught at IILM is benchmarked against the best in the world. It includes Field Courses (as at Harvard), Career Trek (as at Wharton) and Community Experience (as at Yale). Besides this, the 3-month long summer internship and accompanying workshops acquaint students with the demands of the professional world.

Global Experience:

Employers often seek international experience and there are plenty of options to broaden your horizons. Seek colleges that offer study abroad programs or colleges that have overseas partnerships.

In keeping with the needs of the ever-globalizing world, IILM organizes a 4-week global study program in Germany, France, Canada, Finland or Spain, where students are given an opportunity to develop their outlook through industry visits and diverse cultural immersion.

Careers: Another aspect to scrutinize is the institute’s employment record and check the kind of jobs, sectors, and countries graduates go to. It is crucial to investigate the reputation of the careers service of the particular college.

The Career Development Cell at IILM mentors the students on the selection of the right career path in accordance with their preferences and aptitude to check PGDM eligibility. The recruiters comprise of over 300+ companies across the country spanning a wide range of industries.

9 Reasons to Join The IILM PGDM

Established in 1993, IILM offers AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management in its three well-located campuses in the National Capital Region.

9 Reasons to Join The IILM PGDM

 

1> Globally Benchmarked Curriculum with Experiential Learning

Our curriculum imbibes the best aspects of courses offered at top business schools around the world. The curriculum combines experiential learning so that students are capable of turning concepts into effective decision making, initiating action from knowledge and converting ideas into change.

 

 


  2> Global Study

IILM mandates a 4-week global study in Germany, Canada, Finland, France or Spain. The purpose of the global study is to give students a global exposure in terms of teaching pedagogy, industry visits, and diverse cultural immersion to enable them to expand and develop their outlook.

 

 


  3> Career Mentoring Pathways

‘Pathways’, which is at best described as an integrated, cross-functional sequence of courses designed to cater to a particular skill-set or industry requirement for which there are an active student and recruiter demand.

 

 

 


  4> Entrepreneurship & Startups

IILM creates future ‘Game Changers’ by fostering the entrepreneurs with 3 Cs ‘Content, Context, and Contacts’ that enable them to design and launch successful start-ups based on innovative methods.

 

 

 


  5> Placements (300+ companies)

Our recruiters comprise over 300 companies across the country spanning diverse industries.

 

 

 

 


  6> Full-Time Faculty with Rich Industry Experience

Our faculty comes from leading institutions across the country and have diverse industry experience.

 

 

 

 


  7> 9000+ Well Placed Alumni

IILM we are proud to have a huge network of over 9000 alumni who are well placed at various capacities across industries both domestically and abroad.

 

 

 

 


  8> Campus Life

IILM has 3 campuses that are centrally located in New Delhi, Gurugram and Greater Noida. Our Gurugram and Greater Noida campuses provide safe and secure residences for students and faculty alike.

 

 

 


  9> Merit and Means Scholarships and Loans

We have made provisions for scholarships on the basis of merit and need.

 

 

 

 


SKILLING TO EMPLOYABILITY – AN INDUSTRIAL MEET HARYANA VISHWAKARMA SKILL UNIVERSITY

An Industry-academia meet was organized by The Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University on 7th July 2017. The meeting focused on the topic “Skilling to Employability”. An Industry-academia meet was organized by The Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University on 7th July 2017. The meeting focused on the topic “Skilling to Employability”.

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The Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University has been enacted by the legislature of the state of Haryana with an objective to establish a Skill University in order to facilitate and promote skill, entrepreneurship development, skill based education and research in the emerging areas of manufacturing, textile, design, logistics and transportation, automation, maintenance etc. and to raise skill level in various fields related to these areas.The event was honoured by Sh. Sudhir Rajpal, IAS and the Principal Secretary of Industries & Commerce Department, Haryana, Sh. Raj Nehru – Vice Chancellor, Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University and many other distinguished person.  This meet encouraged and enhanced the interaction between the stakeholders for building a strong skilling framework. It served as a platform to discuss about the current needs of the industry in terms of skilled human capital and how the academia can help in nurturing the potential work force with desired skill set.

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After the welcome message, Shri Raj Nehru, Founding-Vice Chancellor of the University addressed the gathering where he emphasized on the loopholes of the education system in India thus bringing in the reason for the establishment of such a University where vocational and skill education would be the prime objective. He also explained the 10-20-70 Rule. Where 10% is formal learning in classrooms, 20% is through Practical trainings and 70% is learning on the job.

Various industry persons from esteemed companies like Hero MotoCorp Ltd.. Maruti, HDFC etc. and various institutions like IILM Gurgaon, Amity University etc. also joined the meet.

In the end, Mr. Raj asked the audience to give their valuable advice on how they can improve their University. Some of the various suggestions were:

► There is a lot of emphasis given on numbers i.e. number of people registering for the skill courses. This should be avoided.
► The education system needs to be diverted towards vocational and skill learning rather than mere passing examinations.
► The students coming from various institutions are not job -ready, they still lack the required skills.
► The courses should have long term employability i.e. they should be structured in a manner that is relevant for the industry even after five years from now.
► A suggestion of a skill test also came up in which when a candidate shows his/her interest in joining the skill course, he/she would have to give a skill test, the results of which will indicate as to which course he/she should opt for.
► A suggestion of virtual courses also came up to facilitate the working class.

He even highlighted that the vision of the University was not just limited to India but it wanted to become a global mark. He also appreciated the hard work of his team members by pointed out that they did not work like government employees rather worked just like any other competitive corporate employees. He also mentioned Cooperation extended by IKLM, Gurgaon by providing students volunteers which helped greatly in making event a success. Lastly, he thanked all the industry people for contributing in the event and joining hands with the University.

Contributions from
Minal Gupta
Nikhil Gupta
(PG16-18)

Trip to camp “Mustang”_Manesar – Ice Breaking & team building activities.

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.

Camping trips are great way to experience nature and knowing your peers, especially for the students of a new academic batch. Our first trip happened at Mustang Camp, Manesar on June 30, 2017 & the trip begun at 8:30. We all left IILM Gurugram campus with fellow batch mates, few staff members & our faculty, Vishal sir. We hardly knew our batch mates as the IILM PGDM session had just begun. This travelling of one hour from IILM, Gurugram to Manesar helped us know each other better.

We reached there at around 9:30 and after having refreshments we explored the place. We all were the new faces to each other as it was like a freshly made bouquet from various varieties of flowers. It was required for us to know all the good and bad fragrances of all our peers from many geographical differences. Thus many ice breaking activities were conducted at that camp. There were so many team building fun based activities like pottery making & designing, air gun shooting, trampoline, burma bridge, ground games (volleyball, cricket, badminton & football), which refreshed us inside out.

By 11:00 our trainer had arrived who kept us engaged in various team based tasks starting with games like scouts claps, fire the gun, and other such small activities to revive our childhood memories. Then he divided us in 4 teams of 12 members each and gave us various tasks. There were many activities that were conducted in which team and team members were the most integral part of the same. Activities such as Murder Mystery Solving, Catch the dragon tails, Balancing the hola hoops and slogan making were organized.

The trainer provided by IILM was well known about the team management skills and how those will get enhanced with various team building activities. He also taught us many lessons which will lead us to be a better person first and then a best manager in the corporate world.

Before the declaration of results we had sumptuous lunch amidst the pleasant weather. Soon after that the trainer and IILM faculty asked us to share our experiences.  Many students shared how they made new friends and also got to know their strengths and weaknesses through these activities. The day ended up with rain dance.  We left camp early as it started raining but it was really a delightful day which created memories that will last the lifetime.

The ultimate purpose of this trip was to imbibe the signature of team management in fresh IILM PGDM students. This made us known to each other so as to increase our comfort and confidence level. We strongly believe that today’s preparation leads to the tomorrow’s achievements.

I will end my experience by quoting that, “WE are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”

Thank you IILM for such a great experience.

Inputs from
Rishabh Saxena
Monika Sharma

Saakshi Vijay
(PGDM17-19)

Should utilities be privatized?

Public utility is defined as an organization which provides basic services like Water, Gas, Sanitation and Energy to people. Since investment in these sectors is very huge, in most of the countries, these sectors are handled by respective governments in either Monopolistic way (also called natural monopoly) or in an Oligopolistic way.

In recent times, there have been talks about the quality and proper distribution of these services and privatizations of these facilities are also being considered in many countries. While some countries have successfully implemented the privatization idea, others didn’t have a good experience with privatization and had to switch back to public sectors.

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The proponents of Privatization of Public utilities say that the shift from monopolistic approach to the competitive approach in private sector would help in improving the quality of services and also in enhancing the availability of these services to more people. Also, any government under debt could also benefit if private sector makes more profit by implementing cost reduction strategies.

Lack of political influence in private sector would also result in better operational efficiencies. Moreover, government protection of public utilities through subsidies, ceilings etc. would create a deadweight loss and eventually not satisfy the demand. A perfect example is the power industry in India where government protection leads to inefficiency and demand-supply mismatch which eventually leads to severe power outages and economic loss.

One of the major problems opponents argue is that private industry is profit oriented. Thus, the creation of Private monopolies in public utilities would result in a comparative price hike borne as higher charges by the consumers. Also, if the approach of a private is short-term, that would also create problems in long term. Thus, the need for regulation arises to maintain parity between producers and consumers.