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News and Notice

On the occasion of 7th Kalpataru Das Memorial Lecture, an informative Lecture was organized by BIITM, Bhubaneswar. The session started with a 2 minutes silence observed by the gathering in memory of (Late) Shri. Kalapatru Das. Advisor, Prof. (Dr). P. R. Pattanayak expounded on the journey of BIITM in his pithy address. The Chief Speaker Prof. Dr. Sujata Mangaraj, Director cum Dean (Academics) Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, BBSR delivered a lecture on topic “National Education Policy in Management Education for a better India.” Esteemed Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Kumar Bar Das Former VC of FM University, delivered his lecture on “Better India for a Better World based on demographic Dividend”. He shared his experience as an academician and author and urged the students to be catalysts in the society and imbibe an unorthodox way of thinking.

Popularly attributed to Francis Bacon, the English statesman is the quip that “Travelling in the younger sort is part of education, while in the elder sort it is part of experience”, thus, in keeping with the spirit, the faculty members of BIITM organized two industrial visits for the IMBA students, to get deep insights into the intricacies involved in running factories. The students of 8 th Sem IMBA visited VISA Steel Plant in Jajpur on the 5 th July 2022, while the 4 th and 6 th SEM IMBA students visited Parle Biscuit Ltd.’s unit in Bhubaneswar, guided by five faculty members Dr. Neha Gupta, Dr. Sudeshna Dutta, Mr. Prashant Kumar Rout, Mr. Manoj Kumar Rout, Mr. Naveen L. Industrial tours help students to build a working understanding of business practices. When students meet the managers and workmen at the plant level, they get a broader understanding of the management issues involved. Both the visits were facilitated by the placement head Prof. K. Chandrasekhar.

Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in ancient India and has off late gained worldwide recognition.The international Yoga Day is being observed on the 21 st of June, since 2015. This date was suggested by PM Modi in the United Nations in 2014 as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. On this occasion BIITM is organized a Yoga Camp at its campus which was attended by students, faculty and staff.The resource person was Dr. Jayalaxmi Samal a renowed Yoga trainer from Odisha.

 “Give blood and keep the world beating”, the slogan of blood donation by World Health Organization.

BIITM in association with Commissionerate Police of the twin cities organized a blood donation camp on the 7th of June 2022 at its campus;

 more than 80 units of blood were collected making it a successful drive.

The program was started by the ACP of Commissionerate Police, Mr. Lalitendu Mohanty’s cuttng of the ribbon in the presence of the Principal of BIITM. Representatives of the Indian Red Cross were present to extend their support for the event.

Among the donors were students, parents, faculty members, administrative staff, general public and alumni. This was deemed as an act of great service to humanity. A certificate of appreciation, donation card, and refreshments were provided to all blood donors as tokens of gratitude.

 

BIITM has been focusing unswervingly on research and publication activities in acclaimed national and international journals and publishing houses, for the past few years. It has the distinction of being a preferred B School in Odisha and eastern India. A 7-days Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) using AMOS was conducted from 7th of June to 13th of June 2022.

The resource person for the FDP was Prof. Sreejesh S. from IIM Kozhikode, India. The FDP attracted earnest research scholars and practitioners from pan India; IITs, NITs, Utkal University, IIPM, etc.

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is a statistical methodology that is widely used in social sciences research (especially marketing, organizational behavior, human resource management, psychology, behavioral finance and behavioral economics). SEM was introduced in 1970s and combines psychometrics with econometrics. SEM models are so general that they encompass most of the statistical methods that are currently used in the social and behavioral sciences.

This FDP provided the participants a holistic view of SEM. It is based on a combination of theoretical and practice-oriented sessions that will provide a working knowledge of AMOS & R, statistical software’s.

The NSS unit of BIITM organized a tree plantation drive in the campus and its adopted village on 5th June 2022 at 10 AM on the occasion of World Environment Day. The students of 1st year MBA and IMBA participated enthusiastically in the Programme. The Principal, Advisor, Dept HOD’s, faculty, NSS Volunteers and students planted saplings in B School premises. The program envisioned plantation of about 150 saplings out of which 25 were medicinal plants. A retired horticulture professor from OUAT guided students on how to sow seeds and plants. Faculty members also participated in that event to help students. Initially seedlings were planted along the central road of the B School and then along all sides of the main ground. After that, the students planted in the local areas near BIITM. At the end of the day all the important stakeholders of BIITM commemorated the day judiciously.

Vipanan Rananiti the Marketing Club of BIITM was formally revived today after a lull of over 2 years. The lighting of the lamp was done by the Principal, Advisor and the Head of the Marketing Department.

The Club held an event for the management students of BIITM dubbed Brand Jingalala where students have to identify brands on the basis of audio and video clips. This was followed by a buzzer round.

There was a vortex of excitement among the students who participated enthusiastically. Brand Jingalala was hosted by the dynamic marketing faculty members of the marketing department.

The event apart from providing a clean fun and entertainment also raised the expectations of the students about future activities of the club. The faculty promised many more enchanting activities which would not only improve students’ knowledge but would also widen their horizons.

Every citizen is a dominant pillar of his country. They are entitled to enjoy all the legal rights and privileges granted by the state, encompassing its constituency and are obligated to obey the laws of the land and discharge their duties as and when called upon. We are all citizens of our country and retain several rights and responsibilities towards our community, state, and country. To get a deeper insight into the constitution of India, the HR Club of BIITM organized an expert talk on its Knowledge Lecture Series on the theme “We the People, We the Citizens; Constitutional Rights vs Duties” the resource person for this event was Prof. Jitendra Narayan Dash, former Principal, SCS Autonomous College, Puri.

Prof. Dash spoke eloquently about the various aspects of the constitution of India. He took the participants though a historical journey of the development of the constitution and its final adoption on January 26th 1950. He also expounded on the need to be cognizant of the rights of every citizen along with the necessity of abiding by one’s duties as enshrined in the constitution.

The expert talk was followed by a lively Q&A session with many students asking questions and receiving pertinent answers from Prof. Dash.

Integrated MBA 2nd semester students of BIITM attended an Ethics Workshop on 'Gita Study Circle' in Nilay Auditory Hall organized by the Akshaya Patra Foundation on 28th of May 2022. The speaker of the Personality Development Workshop was Swami Sri Achyuta Krishna Dasa (senior Trainer of Gita Study Circle) who addressed the gathering with a warm welcome & a brief introduction.
He talked about importance of controlling our mind where he said that by controlling our mind, we can control our emotions and by controlling our emotions we won’t have any distractions while doing some work. When we learn to focus our minds and control our thoughts, we increase our productivity and achieve amazing results. He further expounded on the topic of “focusing on a subject”; Mind is the best friend when it's controlled, a mad enemy if left uncontrolled. The chariot of our body is our mind, the horses being our 5 senses, intelligence can control our senses but mind control our soul. A few faculty members; Dr. Bonita Mitra, Prof. Ipsita Dash & Prof. Prashant Kumar Rout also participated in the workshop.

The NSS wing of BIITM organized a Jal Chatra Campaign on the 21st May 2022 at 10:30 AM. The objective was to quench the thirst of commuters and passersby on the road opposite the campus. The makeshift stall dispensed butter milk, jal jeera and cold water to the public. Keeping the body hydrated is vital during summer and more so during the heat wave we are experiencing. A total of 600 people benefited from this initiative and it ended at 1pm.

BIIT-MIC (the Entrepreneurship Incubation Centre of BIITM) takes immense pleasure in announcing that three of its 1st Year MBA students have won the 1st prize for the Ideathon Event held today the 29th of April 2022. The 1st prize has a cash award of Rs.15,000.

The group from BIITM; Subham Majhi, Sourav Agarwal and Subham Panigrahi made a scintillating presentation, pitching their startup idea which the Jury consisting of eminent entrepreneurs from Odisha voted as the best from among 22 groups, representing IIT Bhubaneswar, IIIT Bhubaneswar, CV Raman Global University, OUTR (formerly CET Bhubaneswar), Silicon Engineering College, etc.

Nirman in collaboration with Silicon Engineering College is organizing a 3 days Hack Nation festival on 28th, 29th and 30th of April 2022. Day 1 for Robothon, Day 2 for Ideathon and Day 3 for Hackathon.

The group from BIITM with the help of an innovative digital poster designed for the occasion, pitched a startup idea which was refreshingly unique and eminently implementable, so the Jury felt.

BIITM applauds this achievement of the students for coming First Among Equals!

BIITM had signed an MOU with AIC-CVRCE Foundation last year. As part of the initiatives under the MOU, MBA students of BIITM visited the Atal Incubation Centre on 27th of April 2022. The objectives of the visit were two-fold:

  • To study the Incubation Centre and learn its functioning at a practical level
  • To get on to the bandwagon of the latest and most rewarding career option in India and globally; Startup Entrepreneurship.

The COO of the Incubation Centre, Ms. Pootul Biswas welcomed the students and faculty warmly and took them through the nuances of startups and the guidance they receive at the incubation centre.

The CEO informed the students of upcoming activities like Hackathon and Ideathon which are slated to be organized at CV Raman campus in June 2022.

BIIT-MIC coordinator Prof. Kamesh Chivukula along with Prof.Manoj Parija, Prof. G.C. Panda accompanied the students.

BIITM takes this opportunity to share that our esteemed Professor cum HOD of Finance Department, Prof. Dr. Ramakrishna Mishra was awarded his PhD degree on the 31st  Convocation held by Sambalpur University on 22nd April in presence of Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Governor of Odisha and the Chief Guest for the convocation Mr. Subrat Kumar Bagchi.

The PhD topic was “An Evaluation of Investor’s perception towards public sector and private sector Mutual Funds in India”.

The IQAC Cell of BIITM organized a one-day Workshop on the theme “NAAC and AQAR preparation in light of the revised NAAC guidelines” on the 23rd of April, 2022 in which all the faculty members and staff of BIITM participated.

The workshop was inaugurated at 10.30am by the Principal Prof. (Dr.) Mihir Ranjan Nayak who set the ball rolling through his keynote address.

Mr. Amit Naik was the resource person for the technical session. The workshop provided a platform to the faculties and staff to discuss the intricacies of AQAR writing and submission as per new NAAC guidelines. After providing an overview of the need and importance of NAAC criterions in general, Mr. Naik covered each of the seven criteria in detail.

The concluding session of the Workshop resolved the doubts and queries of the participants on AQAR preparation and submission.

A virtual summit on ‘Digital & Future-Ready Odisha by Govt of Odisha was conducted by E &IT Department in collaboration with ET. This was a unique forum to interact with the most reputed govt officials from the state of Odisha, all under one roof. A galaxy of speakers addressed the audience spearheaded by Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik and the suave Shri Subroto Bagchi followed by other luminaries.

The speakers affirmed the fact that Odisha is at the forefront of adopting digital technologies in concurrence with the 5T governance model envisioned by our Chief Minister.

There was also a roundtable Discussion with Industry Leaders on 'Strategic Roadmap for Development of IT & ITeS, ESDM, Cloud and Data Center'. This event provided a platform to senior govt officials, to discuss the paradigm shift in governance, adoption of digital tech in the new normal & the changing landscape of IT in Odisha government.

BIITM organized a live telecast of the event in the conference hall for the benefit of all the faculty members, who attended in large numbers.

According to John Dewey, an American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer, “Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself”. Education is a form of teaching-learning-practicing in which the knowledge, skills and information are transferred from teachers to students. But the traditional system of education in India fails to measure the capability of the students. It only assesses the students learning by allowing them to reproduce the exact text presented in the books as answers for questions. But the real need and demand of twenty first century learning system particularly in B Schools, is the transition from Output Based Education to Outcome Based Education.

A One-Day Workshop on “Course File Preparation and CO-PO attainment” was conducted on 9.04.22. The first session took place in the KD hall of the campus where Dr. Neha Gupta, Coordinator IQAC, welcomed the august gathering. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Nayak presided over the session and gave the introductory address.

The first session was taken by Prof Dr. Dhananjaya Beura, HoD, Marketing where he emphasized the importance of CO, PO with a case study example and elaborated to the faculty members the process of framing their own COs-POs of their respective subjects. The technical session 2 was handled by Mr. Amiya Ranjan Das, Asst Professor (IT). He spoke on the topic “Mapping POs, PSOs and COs”.

This workshop would be immensely helpful for the faculty and the B School authorities in mapping the COs, POs and attainment of each student of MBA and IMBA students every semester and this in turn will enable faculty to take corrective measures in delivery of courses.

The NSS volunteers of BIITM, Bhubaneswar participated in the “Reduce Carbon Foot Print” awareness drive on the 7th April, 2022 at 8 AM in the city.

The drive started with a rally at Patia Square by the Programme Coordinator, Programme officers and NSS volunteers. Before the rally the Programme Coordinator created awareness among the NSS volunteers about different ways to reduce carbon footprint. He talked about conventional and non-conventional ways to conserve energy.  

Carbon Footprint refers to the potential climatic impact (Global Warming) of the Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and vehicular emissions, emitted directly or indirectly into the atmosphere. BIITM is a Premium B School that has taken a first-time initiative to create awareness among the public about carbon footprint and ways to reduce it and thereby setting a benchmark for other Colleges/Universities.

The B School has adopted a carbon reduction strategy to undertake this NSS initiative in which people were personally motivated to use public transport, pooled vehicles, e-vehicles, etc., to reduce Carbon footprint. Throughout the campaigning and advocacy which included distribution of pamphlets to motorists on the road, the volunteers delivered positive messages and ideas around tackling climate change, by developing ambitious solutions that can work for all.

Students who attended the program found it interesting and worthy of their time, efforts and energy. With all the coordination of the volunteers and the guidance of NSS in charge, the event was appreciated in all quarters. The programme was effectively organized by the NSS Coordinator, Prof. K. Chandrasekhar with the assistance of the Programme Officers.

The sporting extravaganza continued on 7th April 2022 with the venue shifting to the college campus. Addictive indoor games were played in the campus game room. The games started off at 9:00 AM with Carrom, Chess and Table Tennis matches being paralleled.

Students of MBA and IMBA got an opportunity to display their touch, spin and smash skills in Table Tennis, their strategic thinking skills in Chess and their nimble fingers in Carrom.

It was hugely exciting day with students and staff enjoying to the hilt. Invited guests also enjoyed the performance of the students in the events. The principal of the college conveyed his thanks to all the students and staff for their participation in BIITM’s annual sports day and declared the end of the ceremony at 5 pm.

A magnificent cricket extravaganza was organized by BIITM, on the 6th of April 2022 at East Coast Railway Stadium, in which all the students from MBA and IMBA participated along with faculty and staff of the B School, with great fervor and showcased their athletic skills with an unimpeachable finesse.

It is one of the largest co-curricular activity programs that offered an extensive opportunity to all the students and staff members. This venture enabled the students and staff to have fun, enhance social interaction and test one’s physical endurance. This competition also offered a break from the monotony of daily routine.

The sports day started at 7:00 a.m. at East Coast stadium with a memorable and colorful ceremony. The Programme began with the Principal, Dr Mihir Ranjan Nayak welcoming students and staff and emphasizing the importance of sports in one's life (students as well as staff).

The first match was kick started by the all-Women’s Cricket team followed by Boy’s cricket matches. MBA and IMBA students played with a sense of purpose and with a positive attitude appropriate for the Gentlemen’s game. The most entertaining match was the faculty cricket match that was held on 6th April.

The day came to a close at 5 PM with a great deal of bonhomie! The principal thanked everybody present for participating and making the day memorable.

BIITM takes immense pleasure and pride to share that Shri Pratap Kumar Balabantatay, the dynamic Executive Director of BIITM, a premium B School in Odisha, has been conferred the prestigious Business Eminence Award at a function organized in Bhubaneswar jointly by Dharitri and Odisha Post.

Shri Balabantaray accepted this award in the presence of a galaxy of dignitaries like the Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, eminent industrialist Shri Naveen Jindal and others.

This award was conferred on BIITM’s young Executive Director in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Odisha despite a challenging business environment.

Utkal Divas or Utakala Dibasha is celebrated on April 1 every year to remember the formation of the Odisha state after a struggle to be recognised as an independent state. Under the British rule, Odisha was part of the Bengal presidency, which consisted of the present-day Bihar, West Bengal, and Odisha.  The state of Odisha got its own identity as a separate state in the year 1936, after disassociating itself from Bihar and Bengal. The foundation day of Odisha is known as Odisha Day or Utkal Diwas.

Sending lots of love, warm wishes and heartfelt greetings on this Orissa Day. Happy Utkala Divas 2022.

BIITM is delighted to share that one of its MBA student’s of the Class of 2022, has secured the highest CTC of Rs. 37 lacs per annum from AMAZON,INC. for the position of “Data Analyst-Level 4” in their esteemed office in Seattle-Washington location.

It is crystal clear from a review of current literature on entrepreneurship that, startups success involves much more than simply accessing external funding. The success of a startup venture also needs the development of incisive marketing, human resources, operation skills, etc., along with proper mentoring by experts to make the venture a resounding success.

A two-member team including the CEO of AIC-CVRCE Mr. B. P. Patttnaik visited BIITM and conducted a workshop on 12th March 2022 on the theme: Sensitizing Faculty on Guiding Startup Entrepreneurs.

The focal point of the workshop was to highlight the critical role played by faculty in identifying and guiding entrepreneurs among the students of BIITM and seamlessly taking them towards their goal.

Mr. Pattnaik took this opportunity to showcase the achievements of entrepreneurs from Odisha who were being guided by AIC-CVRCE.

The workshop concluded with a Q&A session.

The BIITM fraternity paid a rich tribute to legendary leader Biju Patnaik or Bijayananda Patnaik on his 106th birth anniversary at the college campus. The Principal along with other faculty members paid floral tributes to the portrait of Biju babu on the occasion.

His birthday is observed as ‘Panchayati Raj Diwas’ in Odisha. Late Shri. Biju Patnaik was the chief minister of Odisha twice in mid-60s and in the first half of 1990’s. The Tall Man, Biju Babu was a visionary statesman and a source of great inspiration to 4.5 crore Odia people.

For his exemplary contribution to the Indonesian freedom struggle, he was conferred with the highest civilian award in Indonesia titled ‘Bhumi Putra’.

In order to create awareness among the students the significance of Panchayati Raj Divas a Public Speaking Competition was conducted amongst the students of BIITM in which a large number of students participated with great enthusiasm.

The Principal Prof. (Dr.) Mihir Ranjan Nayak also paid tributes to Biju Patnaik and said he had positively impacted many lives. Advisor Sir also shared a few personal anecdotes about the great personality.

 

 

Safe travel on one’s 2-wheeler or 4-wheeler is of paramount importance given the increasing instances of reckless riding and driving which result in loss of life or limb for those riding or driving.

To address this issue BIITM organized a Road Safety Workshop on the 26th of Feb, 2022 at its college campus with the objective of creating awareness about safe riding issues for all the lady students of the institute. Issues such as over-speeding, overtaking, respecting zebra crossings, jumping red lights at traffic junctions and proper headgear were touched upon.

Mr. Satyaranjan Prusty and Ms. Ayusmita Nayak, Honda Safety trainers were invited to interact with the students. They laid emphasis on the above-mentioned issues apart from insisting that the helmet which is mandatory for riders and pillion riders must be ISI marked 4151 helmets. At the end they highlighted the perils of drinking and driving.

The session ended on a positive note of appreciation from all the participants.

 

Research writing is crucial aspect of an academician’s role of producing, shaping and distributing knowledge. However, academic writing itself is increasingly being shaped by the contemporary universities managerial practices and evaluation frame works.

Keeping this an eye, BIITM organized an expert talk “Importance of Scholarly Publication for Academic Excellence” on 10th Feb 2022, where the Guest was Prof. Dr. Premendu P. Mathur, Honorable Vice Chancellor, Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar.

Prof. (Dr.) Mihir Ranjan Nayak warmly welcomed the Guest.

In his talk Dr. Mathur focused on the importance of writing and publishing research papers in journals of repute. In the present academic world, excellence is often defined by both quantitative and qualitative research publications made by the faculty of higher education institutions.

He also exhorted the audience to choose the right journal and shed light on the significance of impact factor while choosing journals. He also spoke at length about fake journals, scams being perpetrated in the name of publishing research articles of unwary scholars, hijacked journals, etc and warned researchers to be careful about this.

At the end vote of thanks was delivered by Ms. Ipsita Dash.

Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, arts, aesthetics, literature, music, and sciences in Indian culture. She is equivalent to nine muses that were considered source of inspiration in Greek and Roman cultures. In India, Sarswati is worshipped for inspiration to do well in the above mentioned spheres.
Keeping the tradition alive, BIITM celebrated Basant Panchami on February 5th, 2022. Basant Panchmi is an occasion which also marks the onset of the ‘Spring Season’. It is also celebrated to worship Goddess Saraswati, the symbol of knowledge and wisdom. Prof. (Er.) P. R. Pattanayak, Advisor, Prof. (Dr.) Mihir Ranajn Nayak, Dean paid floral obeisance to the idol of goddess Saraswati. Both the faculty and students joined hands together, with great zeal to make the event a memorable one, also evoking the blessing of the goddess of knowledge to have a successful academic and carrier growth by performing ‘Saraswati Vandana’. The event was ended by serving Prasad to everyone present.

Budget is an instrument that helps translate public policies into concrete actions and desired outcomes. It is a blue print for converting intentions into reality. Like any tool it needs continuous honing. The budgetary practices in India have, however, largely remained unchanged over the years. In order to bring more insights into the recently presented Union Budget 2022-23 by honorable finance minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman, a panel discussion was organized by BIITM, for management students on Budget 2022-23 way forward “Amrut Kal”.The keynote speaker was Dr. Anil Kumar Swain, Professor (Rtd), Dept. of Commerce, Utkal University; a prominent educationist and economist. The key areas of discussion were inflation, GDP growth and taxation with regard to the primary objectives of the union budget and the basic understanding of the Indian Economy. Advisor Prof. (Er) P. R. Pattanayak, Dean Prof. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Nayak, also gave their invaluable inputs on the topic. Dr. R.K. Mishra, faculty Finance, BIITM made a nifty presentation on the factual aspects of the budget. The discussion was an interactive session and the faculty of the b school participated enthusiastically. The faculty members came up with interesting queries and stimulated further discussion into the macro aspects of economy and business, and their inter-linkages affecting the micro aspects.


It is our pleasure to share that our Institute has received NAAC accreditation by the prestigious National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), which places it among the top higher education institutions (HEIs) in India to be granted such a coveted grade. The college scored CGPA of 2.96 on a 4-point scale & awarded with B++.

NAAC is a prestigious organization that assesses and accredits institutions of higher education in India. It is an autonomous body funded by university grants commission of Government of India. During the process of accreditation, the chairman and members of the NAAC peer committee inspected every aspect in detail.

Expert Teams of NAAC expressed their appreciation and satisfaction with regards to academics, placements, extra-curricular activities and infrastructure. The college was praised for its three major features by the Peer Team. They are: ISO-9001:2015, remarkable infrastructure for educational ambience &green and well-maintained campus.

By studying in an institution that is NAAC accredited, students get a chance to learn in a cutting-edge environment and earn a degree that will have national recognition.

 

The entire team of BIITM family express heartfelt gratitude to the revered Executive Director Sj. P. K. Balabantray & Principal Prof. P. K. Tripathy for their untiring efforts to reach the destination. With this achievement BIITM will reach the chair of triumph with the same team spirit in future.

The Alumni Association of BIITM organized its "2nd ALUMNI MEET 2021"- at Kalpataru Das Memorial Hall on the 31st Dec 2021. The purpose of the Programme was to facilitate, consolidate and coordinate Alumni Activities.

The Alumni meet started with a welcome address by Prof. (Er.) P. R. Pattnayak, Advisor (Academics). The meeting was graced by the Principal Prof. Dr. P. K. Tripathy, Dean Prof. Dr. M. R. Nayak and Mr. K. Chandrasekhar, Asso Prof (GM) cum Head (P & T).

The Alumni members also interacted with the students and gave a motivational talk with respect to higher studies and placements. Students asked many questions regarding placements and the alumni shared their views. The alumni members recalled their time at BIITM fondly and shared their memorable experiences. The atmosphere was suffused with emotions and camaraderie.

The office bearers also discussed about inculcating industry related concepts in the syllabus to make the students corporate ready. Vote of thanks was given by Mr. Prashant Kumar Rout, Asst Prof (IT) who thanked the alumni for gracing the event.

 

BIITM took the initiative and honour of hosting a one day long conference on the pressing topic of hybrid work format, collaborating with the
prestigious Indian Society for Training & Development, and Inviting eminent personalities of the Industry, delegates from different management schools, students, and media personnel. The day began with welcoming the chief guest Dr. P.K Mohanty, Chairman,
ISTD and guest of honour Dr. Jibitesh Rath, Regional Vice President (East), ISTD, New Delhi. The dignitaries emphasized the correlation of geopolitics to the current scenario, how Academics play and the epicenter that spread awareness about hybrid work culture and how to survive the new normal. The day progressed to the first technical session represented by the dynamic panel comprising Dr. Paresh Mohanty Director, Talent Sigma, Dr. Manoranjan Panda, Programme Director TCS andMr. Aashish K. Mishra, VP & Head HR, IMFA. The panel spoke about how change was the only constant, how building relationships even in the virtual world was important to sustain industrial
relations and how evolution is the greatest example of change acting as the driving force of civilizations. Dr. Suvendu Das, Managing Director, Hiteisee Consulting, Mr. Debasis Sahoo, AVP HR, SBI Life Insurance and Mr. Rajendra Senapati, VP & Head HR, OPGC, formed the panel for the second technical session and the panel emphasized on the need of critical thinking and creativity as the key skills one must cultivate in order to thrive in the dynamic hybrid work culture. The day ended with the closing remarks made by Mr. Rajendra Senapati, VP & Head HR, OPGC and Valedictory Address by Dr. Suvendu Das, Managing Director, Hiteisee.

National Energy Conservation Day is observed on the December 14 every year.The sanguine objective of observing the day is to make people aware of global warming and climate change and promote individual efforts towards saving and preserving energy resources.
BIITM being a responsible educational institution has decided to observe this day to create awareness among its student’s community and send a strong message to society as a whole. Two competitions were organised in this regard in the campus, an elocution competition on energy conservation and poster making competition on the same theme.
A large body of students showed keen interest in both the competitions and showcased their skills. The Dean of BIITM exhorted students to not only make individual efforts to preserve energy, but also to address this concern in the vicinity of their residence.At the end Principal of BIITM Prof. (Dr.) P.K. Tripathy addressed the students and announced winners for both competitions.

BIITM was conferred with the Best Institution of the State by Odisha BPUT students’ association on Allegretto ‘21” in presence of Ex-Finance Minister Sj. Prafulla Ghadei, MLA and Minister (Ex) Sj. Prafulla Samal.

This award is given annually to a B-School from among the top B-Schools of the state for its exemplary contribution in the field of education. BIITM’s steadfast approach and its consistent efforts to provide the good education and learning opportunities to the 21st century MBA aspirants was the decisive factor which caught the jury’s eyes.

We would like to pay our heartfelt gratitude to all the parents, students, faculty and staff of the B-School as the award indeed is a testimony to the efforts of all the stakeholders of BIITM family.

BIITM has continued its Induction Program SPARK-2021 with yet another session on “Happiness Mantra” by practicing Yoga in the campus on 11th December 2021. The session was conducted by Dr. Jayalaxmi Samal, Asst. Professor in Management Studies from Sri Sri University, Cuttack and  Certified Yoga Trainer, who has been associated with Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan for several years.. Professor Dr. Mihir Ranjan Nayak, Dean (Academics), inaugurated the session by welcoming Dr. Samal.  All the students from MBA and IMBA actively participated in the event with great enthusiasm. Dr Samal demonstrated some useful yoga exercises like Tadasan, Brukshasan,Yoga Nidra and Anulom-Bilom Pranayam and explained their benefits to the students. Advisor(Academics) Prof (Er) P.R.Pattanayak, senior faculty members including Prof.Dr. Bijoy Kumar Bal, and other faculty members were present at the event. At the end Mrs Tapaswini Nayak, Asst. Professor (Economics) proposed the vote of thanks.

The NSS volunteers of BIITM, Bhubaneswar participated in two programs (Care for Cattle and Clean India) at Alashua village, organized by the institution  at 7 am in the morning. The first program “care for cattle “started with a rally by the NSS Chairperson K. Chandrasekhar , program officers  Dr. Sudeshna Dutta, Mr. Prashant Rout, Mr Manoj Parija and the student volunteers. The NSS volunteers tied up red radium tape on the horn of cattle to protect them against road accidents during the night. The objective of the program was to create a sense of belonging in the minds of students around their surroundings. This program was specially dedicated to saving cattle from unwanted accidental injuries and deaths.

In the second program, NSS volunteers cleaned the campus of a temple at Alashua village, which is 4kms from the college campus. “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” with this motto all the 100 volunteers of NSS unit 03 and 04 cleaned up the temple campus and neighborhood areas . All the plastic wrappers, bottles, etc. were removed. The motive of the program was to inculcate the sense of responsibility among students towards serving the needs of our society We started our drive by first wearing our safety equipment like gloves. Then we used brooms, collecting pans and dustbin bags to clean the surroundings of the temple area and neighbourhood, which was littered with garbage including plastic waste and which had weeds all around. We also collected the dead plants which were on the side of the walls. Waste was properly disposed, and the drive came to an end at 11:00 am. Both the program was conducted successfully and our enthusiastic.

Volunteer s acknowledged it was a learning experience with the slogan- “BIITM Ka rakhenge Maan, Aj se shuru hua Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.”

After researching several charities in our area, BIITM selected Dibyajyoti Seva Ashram, Sijua because we were impressed with its unique mission of giving a home to only girl children who have neither parents nor guardians. Such children can have a difficult time finding a home, a guardian, or a way of providing for themselves, and they are often forced into a life of crime in order to survive. Dibyajyoti Ashram takes in these disadvantaged girls and provides them a home, food, education and parental guidance up to the age of 18. Currently, the orphanage cares for over 50 children aged 3 to 16 years. The staff members of BIITM visited the ashram and provided assistance in terms of a sports trainer who will be giving them physical education for a period of 4 months, Our supplies also included a lot of indoor games, art and skills equipment for the children as well as a bunch of snacks, candies and pens. This sustainability program was an opportunity to express gratitude for all of the blessings bestowed by God Almighty. Our team’s visit helped bring joy to and provide important emotional support for girl children who have the misfortune of having no one of their own. This noble cause of spreading smiles and happiness among these less privileged girls gave immense peace and happiness to our team representing BIITM. We left the place with a lot of satisfaction and joy, observing that our small gifts delivered with affection and gratitude to God for the opportunity brought cheers and smiles to the little angels.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bhubaneswar Club of Entrepreneurs(BCE), Bhubaneswar and Biju Patnaik Institute of Information Technology and Management Studies(BIITM), Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 6th Dec 2021 at the campus of BIITM. This MOU outlines the initiative for mutual cooperation between the two parties in the areas of entrepreneurship and training of the students, Placement support for students, and participation in MSME trade fairs etc. Among those present at the signing event were Mr. Sanjaya Kumar Chaudhary, Managing Director, Bhubaneswar Club of Entrepreneurs, Dr. P.K. Tripathy, Principal of BIITM, and Prof. (Er) P. R. Pattanayak, Advisor(Academics) of BIITM. Prior to the signing of the MOU, a meeting was convened with Placement and Training Department Head Prof. K. Chandrasekhar and IQAC coordinator Prof. Dr. Neha Gupta for a detailed discussion with the Provost, Mr. Chaudhary. During this discussion, the BCE team described their plans for training the students and also for enhancing their expertise in securing development and implementation of industry-related activities.Mr. Choudhary, on behalf of BCE,  promised that he would extend his whole-hearted support to the continuous efforts of the students and faculty members. He added that he was expecting more proposals and projects in the near future for broader student exposure. In conclusion, the Advisor and the Principal of BIITM expressed their happiness over the beginning of a meaningful association that will benefit our students and members of the faculty.

The Day 3 of the Induction Programme SPARK-2021, was held on the 1st of December 2021. The programme commenced with BIITM alumni sharing experiences with new students. An alumnus of 2017-19 batch Mr. Avirup Paikray shared his MBA experience and journey at BIITM apart from his on-the-job experience with the students. This session was followed by one conducted by Prof. Dr Jyoti Ranjan Mohanty on Sustainability followed by an address by Dr. Sudhesna Dutta on the occassion of World AIDS Day

 

Avirup the BIITM alumni shared his experience during his 2-year studies at BIITM, his placement experience and how theroritical knowledge helped him on the job. He spoke about the importance of skill development in cracking interviews. He emphasized on the importance of regular class attendance, need for soft skills, updation through Linkedin, use of various skill enhancement courses online for students fitting into job roles smoothly.

 

Prof. Dr Jyoti Ranjan Mohanty delivered a talk on connecting the dots, within this domain he discussed on sustainable development. He shed light on Delhi air pollution, impact of plastic garbage on livestock, ocean and river water pollution. He pointed out that the difference in peaching and actual practice of our citizens and the threats to the sustainability of environment in a broad sense. In this context he shed light on the Brutland Commission’s definition of sustainability. He emphasised on three aspects i.e., reuse, reduce and recycle to be on the path of sustainability.

 

The Day 2 Induction programme of SPARK-2021, was held on the 30th of November 2021. The sessions were quite energetic & engaging. The session started with a note of address by Professor (Dr.) Mihir Ranjan Nayak, Dean (Academics) to the students. Dr. Nayak shared the importance of 7C’s with the students for a better future both on the personal and professional fronts.

 

The Day 2 Induction programme also witnessed the presence of the Chief Guest Ms. Sarita Patel, Regional Director NSS, who expounded on the importance of social work and the role of responsible citizens towards society.

 

Prof (Dr.) B.B. Das, a senior faculty of BIITM also shared his insights on Universal Human Values and the need to lead an ethical life.

 

The morning session was graced by Mr. Deepak Mohanty, Senior Management Consultant, HSBC, who interacted with the students, shared his life mantra on how to become successful in the field of management.

 

The session concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Prof Tapaswini Nayak, Dr Prajna Mohapatra & Prof Shilpa Bose respectively,

 

The post lunch session of the day was filled with various event-based activities like Brand Jingalala, Wheel Marathon, B-Quiz & Insta-maniac where the new batches of fresh MBA and IMBA students participated actively and had a gala time.

BIITM, a Leading Management Institute in Bhubaneswar has celebrated SPARK-2021, the induction program of MBA & IMBA students on 29th November.
While welcoming students Prof. (Dr.) P. K Tripathy, Principal highlighted challenges in the current business scenario and advised students for appropriate skill development to face the situation.
Chief Speaker Mr. Chinamya Das, (GM- Business Excellence Coach) JSW Cement Ltd, explained the benefits of management education and the way to succeed in life through punctuality and openness to exposure.
Chief Guest Mr. Sekhar Chadra Sahoo, HR Business Partner, FlipKart, Odisha also addressed the students and explained the importance of networking with people in the field of management.
The new students were administered the Oath by Principal, Prof.(Dr.) P.K.Tripathy. The concluding remarks were delivered by Advisor (Academics), Prof. (Er.) P. R. Pattanayak followed by a vote of thanks by Dr. Sudeshna Dutta, Asst. Prof. (Finance).

The NSS volunteers of BIITM, Bhubaneswar participated in the cleanliness drive at Mahima Basti organized by the institution under the programme ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ on 13th November at 8am in the morning. The drive started with a rally by the Programme Head Prof. P. K. Tripathy and the student volunteers. The NSS volunteers cleaned the campus of Government School at Mahima Basti near alasua village, which was 4kms from the college campus. “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” with this motto all the 66 volunteers of the NSS unit spread across the school campus and neighborhood areas to clean up all the plastic wrappers, bottles, etc. The main objective of the programme was to inculcate the sense of responsibility and belongingness in the minds of the students towards serving the needs of our society. So it was our first experience of cleanliness drive where we realized why there is a need for cleanliness in our surroundings. We started our drive by first wearing our safety equipment like gloves. Then we used brooms, collecting pans and dustbin bags for cleaning the surroundings of the Govt. School, which was littered with garbage including plastic waste and which had weeds all around. We also collected the dead plants which were on the side of the walls. The drive was conducted successfully and our enthusiastic volunteers acknowledged it was a great experience with the slogan- “BIITM ka rakhenge Maan, Aaj se shuru hua Swachh Bharat Abhijan.”

The programme was effectively organized by the NSS Chairperson, Prof. K. Chandrasekhar with the assistance of the Programme Officers. Collected waste was properly disposed, and the drive came to an end at 11:00 am.

BIITM today signed an MOU with AIC-CVRCE Foundation (CV Raman Global University) with the distinct aim of fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among its management students. Entrepreneurship as a career option for MBA and Engineering students is in its infancy in Odisha and this collaboration between the two institutions is expected to provide a platform for potential startups and entrepreneurs among the students to showcase their innovative ideas.

Today Prof. (Dr.) P.K. Tripathy, Principal BIITM signed the formal MOU with Prof. B. P. Pattnaik, CEO of AIC-CVRCE Foundation, in the presence of the Executive Director of BIITM Shri. P.K. Balabantaray and the top management of BIITM.

BIITM hopes this MOU will usher in a new era in collaboration and cooperation between the institutions which will benefit the students' community and the society at large.

BIITM has introduced a series of add-on courses in the middle of its ongoing session, to give an added advantage to students apart from classroom learning. One such Add on Course which was recently provided to our students was “Data Analysis and Business Modeling using Excel” by Prof. Prasant Ku. Rout, Asst. Professor (IT). The main objective of this add on course was to allow students to forecast, analyze data and present the results in a user-friendly way that will enable them to take effective decisions. The students of MBA 4th sem and IMBA 8th sem attended a total 32 classes to learn various skills on advance excel. Students were assessed on hands on activities, and terminal examination. A total 25 students were given certificates after successfully completion of the course by our esteemed Executive Director, Shri Pratap Kumar Balanbanataray.  

Workshops, Webinars and Seminars are an inherent part of the BIITM culture. Numerous webinars are being organized for the benefit of students. An Exclusive webinar session for the students appearing for OJEE was held on 5th Sept on the topic” SUCCEEDING OJEE-21 FOR INTEGRATED MBA-5YEARS”.

The session was presided over by Prof. K. Chandra Sekhar, Associate Professor (GM cum Placement and Training) and Prof. Varun Agarwal, Assistant Professor (Marketing), who commended all the students for their high spirits and continuous efforts for the upcoming OJEE exams even during the lockdown.

JEE Main is considered to be one of the toughest exams in India which requires perseverance and hard work to crack. Aspirants basically start preparing for their 11th standard so that they could score well in the exams. Two Elite students shared their tips and gave success mantras to excel in this exam. Students were asked to stay calm, confident and trust themselves so that they would be in a position to deliver their best on the exam day.

BIITM through its multi-pronged approach is committed to spreading knowledge and practical skills to the young students’ community of Odisha for cracking OJEE exams.

BIITM organized a webinar on the trending topic “Mentoring Start-Up Entrepreneurs” today at 5 pm. The speaker on this occasion was Mr Srijat Mishra, CEO & MD of Kalingasoft Pvt Ltd, a software company headquartered in Bhubaneswar.

Mr Mishra elucidated with a lot of clarity on the role played by Mentors for entrepreneurs who have launched their new Start-Up ventures, whether in the tech or non-tech sector. His talk hovered around the need for a Mentor, choosing a good Mentor and finally to what extent a Mentor would help a budding start-up enterprise.

The 45-minute talk was followed by Q&A by students, which resulted in an engaging discussion.

BIITM looks forward to organizing many more webinars inviting industry leaders and practitioners.

To make our management students aware of ‘How the new age Banks function?’; BIITM organized a webinar on the topic “PRIVATE BANKING & FINANCIAL ANALYTICS “on 28th AUG 2021 at 6.30pm. 

Mr. Subhra Ranjan Khatua, Senior Analyst at HSBC Bank PLC was the keynote speaker. We take pride in stating that Mr Khatua is an alumnus of BIITM. He spoke about the various prospects in the Private banking space and their services; he also spelt out the difference between ‘Wealth Management and Private Banking’. He further spoke about the techniques for investment analysis so that students can have a clear roadmap before investing.  

Overall, it was an informative session where students got knowledge about specific financial services and the techniques to analyse before investing.

BIITM students can look forward to many such interesting webinars in the future.

BIITM organized a webinar on the trending topic "THE POWER OF GenZ: RESHAPING INTO FUTURISTIC HYBRID WORKFORCE" on 16 th August 2021 at 2:30 PM.The first speaker for the webinar Prof. Neharika Vohra, Vice Chancellor at Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University, Professor, IIM-Ahmedabad.The second speaker was Mr. Debasis Sahoo, Regional HR Manager, SBI Life Insurance Co. Limited, Odisha.Prof. Neharika Vohra expounded on Industry 4.O and the way technology is accelerating towards automation and the Covid pandemic’s impact on employment.She further espoused the need to change from single to multi skilling mindset and making learning a lifetime exercise.Mr. Debasis Sahoo explained through examples to the participants the difference in GenZ working style and the way corporate world is adopting it. He predicted GenZ manpower distribution in 2020 being 6.4% would go up substantially to 33.34% by 2030. Students also got an opportunity to get a glimpse of business model of SBI life insurance.The success of the session can be measured by the ample participation of the students in the Q&A following each speaker’s session.

 BIITM students can look forward to many such interesting webinars in the future.

 

The 75th Independence Day was celebrated with due respect at the campus of BIITM which was fully decorated by the saffron, white and green colours. The Celebrations were restricted, to ensure that social-distancing guidelines are followed. The ceremony includes flag hoisting, singing of national anthem, and Independence Day address by Prof. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Nayak, Dean. In his address we were reminded of the struggle, blood and scarifies that our freedom fighters did to give us this Independence of life. The campus was filled by the aura of the patriotism all around as the patriotic songs were played in the background. The day concluded with a heartfelt thanks conveyed by the staff advisors to all those who came to celebrate the day.

Webinar on the theme “An inventory model for growing items considering carbon emission “ was organised by BIITM on 7 th August at 9:00am. With the intensified growth of technology & economy, it puts a massive pressure on energy demand thus catering to climate change. Maintaining the quality of product with ample environmental performance are major emerging concerns in the modern competitive and transparent businesses. Sustainable inventory model is the need of the hour where green technology can be adopted for reducing emission level through the application of renewable energy and efficient energy consumption technology. In order to create awareness among the budding talent of BIITM, knowledgeable resource personnel, industrial professional and professors regarding “Sustainable inventory model”, Prof. Leopoldo Eduardo Cardenas-Barron provided insights on inventory models. Prof. Barron belongs to Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. Prof. Barron received the B.S. degree in industrial and systems engineering, the M.S. in manufacturing systems and industrial engineering, PhD in industrial engineering; all degrees from Tecnologico de Monterrey. Continuing his noble act of learning and imparting knowledge, he is adding values to the research community. Prof. Barron provided reliable information on growing items with imperfect quality when the demand is price sensitive under carbon emission and shortages as shortages are fully backordered. He discussed certain optimal policies like the different carbon emission policy and different inventory models through certain parameters. He cited a series of formulae for calculating expected total revenue, expected total cost & expected total profit by using optimization problem for computing the optimal values for ordering quantity, backordering quantity and selling price that maximise the expected total profit per unit time function.
The session was informative and enwrapped the participants’ attention with a lot of riveting and pertinent questions. Not only from various states of India like Jharkhand, UP, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, etc., the session witnessed participation of aspiring minds from all over the world
including countries like Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Columbia, etc. The success of the session is evident from the ample response of more than 200+ participants who witnessed it.

BIITM organised a Webinar on the trending topic "Dynamics of Start-Up Entrepreneurship" for the students of MBA today. The external resource person for this Webinar was Mr Chandrashekhar Chitrala, an alumnus of XIMB (Class of 1990 and the VP of XIMB Alumni association) and CEO of a Bhubaneswar based IT company.
 
Mr Shekhar expounded on the Start-Up ecosystem with crystal clarity and engaged the students by showcasing examples from today's Start-Up ecosystem in India. It was a very interactive, interesting and intriguing session which also saw a fair deal of participation from the students.
 
BIITM students can look forward to many more Webinars in the days to come.

Most young people look upon insurance as an instrument which one decides to buy only when is in their middle age, thinking that early 20s it is too early an age to consider investing in insurance policies.

 

This attitude is ingrained in youngsters because during their early 20s they are generally healthy, disease-free, have no dependents and little or no responsibilities. However, these very reasons can work to one’s advantage and help them secure extremely low premium rates when purchasing a life insurance policy. One can also secure a higher sum assured at an affordable rate, when young. 

 

To make our MBA students aware of various benefits of life Insurance and Mutual Funds; BIITM organised a webinar on the topic “MANAGING MONEY, DIFFERENT INVESTMENT OPTIONS, MUTUAL FUNDS & INSURANCE “.

 

Prof. Varun Agarwal, Assistant Professor Marketing was the keynote speaker. He talked about the various prospects in the insurance sector, how it contributes to the nation’s income and increase in per capita income by speaking about examples of employees’ success stories. He further encouraged students to invest in mutual funds at the earliest but emphasized the need to choose select mutual fund investments which are in line with their goals, investment horizon and risk appetite. 

 

Overall, it was a very informative session where students got knowledge about specific financial instruments and their benefits.

 

The MBA students of BIITM were treated to a unique perspective on Managing Modern Family Businesses by an external Resource person Mr Pradeep Thacker, MD of NKB Group of Odisha, an alumnus of XIMB '91. 
 
Mr Thacker exhorted the students not to chase money or higher salary rather imbibe the timeless virtues of Hardwork, Commitment and Humility; money will follow suit.
 
He also laid considerable stress on the biggest asset of an organization; employees who in his words are the most valuable and least costly. He explained the way he empowers his employees by earning their trust and loyalty.
 
Students asked pointed questions which were dealt with enthusiastically by Mr Thacker. Overall a very interesting interaction of the students with a captain of the Odisha industry. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is practically impacting every aspect of life all over the world. As organisations fundamentally alter the way they conduct business, many of them are relying on their talent acquisition and human resources teams to guide them through this unprecedented period in modern times. Keeping this in mind, BIITM conducted a webinar on the topic "NEW DIMENSION IN HR MANAGEMENT POST COVID SCENARIO” where Dr Sadashib Padhi, CHRO & VP-HR, IESH & IT, Kirloskar Limited expounded on the need to incorporate systemic practices by organisations across industries around the globe which can help in managing through these challenging times. 

In that spirit, in this webinar, he also shared some insights and best practices to help us navigate through the hi-tech revolution that has happened in the last couple of decades.

Dr Padhi expounded on the pandemic's regressive nature namely setting industry and economy back by 25 years within a mere 25 weeks. He also emphasised the need for creativity and innovation instead of meek acceptance of the new reality. Besides, attendees were invited not only to ask questions but also to share their experiences and best practices during an engrossing interactive Q&A session.

The International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June at the BIITM campus virtually to usher in peace, harmony, happiness and success to every soul in the family. Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice that needs to be carried every day, this was a great opportunity to imbibe the values of this discipline. The session was attended by a significant number of faculty and staff with Advisor Sir, Principal Sir and Dean Sir leading from the front.

Dr. Bonita Mitra and Dr Prajna Mohapatra, demonstrated various asanas followed by Omkar chanting. Warm up exercises were performed sitting, importance of these were explained simultaneously. All the teaching & non-teaching staff exhibited exuberance and participated wholeheartedly to make this event a success. Regular practice of yoga will surely lead to our staff achieve a better life; physically, mentally and spiritually. The staff performed yogic exercises and ‘pranayam’ to celebrate this day.

In order to create awareness among the students of BIITM about finance management in general and stock market in particular, a webinar on the theme “Financial Literacy” was organised by BIITM on 6th May at 4:30pm in association with “SV Wealth Partners”. Mr. Shamsher Singh who was the speaker provided clarity on the differences between primary market and secondary market. He guided the students about the method to be followed while investing in a security market from opening a demat account to trade in securities and how SCORES, an Investor Grievance Redressal operates. Lastly, he provided details about a contract note and consolidated account statement. The session was interesting and informative with numerous participants. The session ended with a Q&A round.

To overcome the stress and anxiety caused during regular and competitive exams, an interactive webinar on Manage Exam Stress was organized on 27th April 2021 by BIITM, for senior secondary students. The objective of the webinar was to share with students’ pertinent tools to overcome stress and excel in their preparations for the D Day.

Prof. (Dr.) Bonita Mitra conducted the webinar; while addressing the students, Dr. Mitra clarified that anxiety is a normal facet of human nature, but it is important to know how to overcome it.  In the interactive session, she talked about the genesis of stress and ways and means to deal with it effectively by giving real life examples to help students relate and understand.  She also emphasized about the stress relaxation techniques which can be easily followed by the students.

In the course of the interactive webinar students asked many questions on stress management. Also, they shared their personal issues with regard to ability to concentrate and focus while preparing. These queries were niftily handled by Prof. Mitra. This session, thus provided an opportunity to share and practice how to prevent, manage and relieve stress especially during examination. 

The session ended on a note of optimism and it is hoped that this webinar goes a long way in addressing the concerns of the students specifically related to managing exam related stress.

 

Publishing research article in a journal of repute is the raison d’etre of a faculty in the present competitive academic space. As research is given significant importance in all the streams, there is enormous pressure for quality publications by faculties and Doctoral Research Scholars. BIITM conducted a Seminar on Research Methodology on 31st March 2021 to underscore the importance of research by its academic team. The key note address in the morning session was given by Prof. Dr. B. B. Das. The seminar had two sessions, in the pre-lunch session two eminent experts namely, Dr. Renu Sharma and Dr. Mohita Mathur, Associate Professors of IITM, Guru Gobind Singh University, Delhi, summarized the aspects relating to the literature review, framing objectives, collection of data, analyzing it and finally coalescing it into a research paper.

The Guest speaker for the post lunch session was Prof. Dr. Manit Mishra, Associate Professor, IMI, Bhubaneswar. He discussed basic issues and challenges of publishing research paper in journals of international repute like ABDC/ABS/SCI Indexed/SCOPUS indexed journals. He also deliberated the requirement of the educational scenario and how research activities can be carried out by teachers given limited time span and resources. Further, he emphasized on the references that one should use in his or her research paper. Paying a lot stress that one should put as many references as possible. This would justify publication of the research paper. The session was enriching and intellectually stimulating for the participating faculty. Last but not the least when the house was open for questions the faculties and students alike raised credible questions which elicited equally credible response from Dr. Mishra. Overall a high-octane session.

The technology universe has expanded quickly and humongously since its inception. The development of different social media sites and applications has changed the way today’s youth interact, connect, and share with each other. As the number of social media sites and applications increase exponentially, so does their use by youth. Keeping this in mind, BIITM organized a webinar on “CONNECTING SELF THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA”, at 4:00pm virtually on the 31st of March 2021. The webinar was hosted by Prof. Prasant Kumar Rout, faculty-BIITM. He focused sharing information online leading to increase in the communication skills among the people in general and learners/students of educational institutions in particular. Online tools and technology have not only bridged communication in countless ways, so has the paradigm of communicating with each other. He emphasized how social media has the potential to fundamentally change the character of our social lives, both at an interpersonal and community level. At the conclusion of the webinar, the student participants received e-certificates for attending the webinar.

A great many management lessons can be learnt from the success and failure stories of good companies. The students of BIITM were shown the movie “Bad Boy Billionaires” episode 1 which is a documentary about liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, in the KD hall at 1:30 pm. The ostensible purpose was not only to educate the students about Mallya’s rise to dizzying heights and his specatcular fall from grace but also to discuss the underlying management lessons regarding bad management choices made by the disgraced tycoon. From the king of good times to a wilful defaulter, the Vijay Mallya saga has been nothing short of a movie plot. But for MBA aspirants and budding entrepreneurs it presented a unique opportunity to learn the risks of business. The movie engaged the students and was a significant break from their daily routine. It was a fun-filled afternoon with a great learning experience for them.

BIITM organized a Seminar on “Innovation, Entrepreneurship & IPR” on 20th Mar 2021, at 3:00pm in the KD hall of the campus. The idea behind this seminar was to guide the students on innovativeness and creativity and using them in creating dynamic new businesses. The seminar commenced with lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Nayak, Dean of BIITM B School set the ball rolling by welcoming the guest and introducing him to the gathering.

The resource person Dr S. K. Kar, Head, CTTC, Bhubaneswar, enlightened the students about the process of entrepreneurship. He explained the importance of being unique and strategies to build confidence. He further stated that every entreprenuerial venture started with the vision of a leader. The entire session was highly interactive.  Further more he delved into the topic by defining the words entrepreneurship and giving a clear idea of the same. “Entrepreneurship is not a career” he quoted and explained in detail how an individual can launch his/her start-up. He stressed that entrepreneurship cannot be viewed as a business purely, but as a rich legacy for generations to prosper. He also gave a brief introduction on IPR and explained the various related terms such as copyrights, patents etc. Students were educated on various aspects of IPR.

The Seminar ended with a Q & A session. Prof. Ms. Ipsita Dash proposed the vote of thanks.

The consumer movement commemorates 15th of March as World Consumer Rights Day every year. The goal of this day is to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs. Celebrating the day is a chance to demand that the rights of all consumers be respected and protected, and to protest against market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights. Consumers in India are largely ignorant of rules, laws and codes. They are also unaware of their rights. A vast majority are also illiterate living in many backward districts and states. Hence, dishonest producers and retailers cheat such unsuspecting and ignorant people without difficulty.

So, in order to celebrate this occasion as consumer rights day, BIITM organized a Seminar on “World Consumers Rights Day” on 15th Mar 2021 at 2:30 pm. Speaking on the occasion the key note speaker Prof. Dr. B. B. Das said that everyone should be informed and be aware of their rights. He lamented that a lot of movie actors endorse different products, but they themselves are not aware of the implications of using the product. He further provoked the youth in the audience to utilize their inalienable right. The basic purpose was to create awareness amongst the students about rightful use of their rights. Prof. Manoj Parija also said that the day was first celebrated in 1993 and became an important annual occasion for mobilizing citizen action and solidarity within the international movement. The session ended with a learning experience for all the consumers (students and faculty) who attended it.

"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things."
For every individual to survive and sustain in any organization, it is essential to develop practical
skills. The individuals who focus on the development skills become capable of grabbing the
opportunities coming their way.
BIITM has traditionally been organizing a range of personal development programmes designed
to engage and inspire individuals to realize their potential in their workplace.
So, in order to develop personal as well as professional skills, BIITM organized a seminar on Developing Personal Effectiveness" on 13.03.2021 at 11:45 am. The main objective of the session was to familiarize participants with the emerging ideas and trends on how to develop their personalities in the 21st century context.
The programme also aimed to teach participants to work with various professionals, people and
groups to understand the meaning of life and work in the present context; to enhance their
communication skills and interpersonal skills in order to function in professional and social
settings effectively; to enrich the academic language skills (written and verbal) for academic
writing and presentations; to understand effective planning, time management and
implementation for setting goals and achieving both personal and professional goals; to learn to
evaluate oneself (self-appraisal and introspection) for further growth, personally and
professionally.
This session was conducted by Prof. (Dr.) PK Mishra (former HoD, Dept. of Psychology, Utkal
University, Bhubaneswar). This highly informative, interesting and entertaining seminar on Personal Effectiveness' emphasized minutely on how to think, talk and behave in an effective way to be successful in life. The examples given by the Mr. Mishra on developing;personal effectiveness; were very amusing yet so comprehensible. He also addressed students on the
importance of attributes like change, thinking, perceiving,feeling, emotional expressions
etc.
Rightly said, "all effective people need not be successful, but in order to be successful minimum
effectiveness is required." So, in order to achieve things in life, it is important to develop personal effectiveness.
Overall it was a very exciting and open session where students gained knowledge on this developing personal effectiveness.

BIITM has an ongoing tradition of keeping no stone unturned when it comes to achieving and delivering excellence through skilled faculty members and staff. In keeping with this goal, BIITM invited Prof. (Dr.) A. P. Padhi, former Vice Chancellor of Berhampur University, to guide BIITM faculty and staff on various quality assurance parameters.

Dr. Padhi expounded on the necessity to develop a 360-degree quality assurance outlook which must be incorporated at every level so that it percolates to the students and thereby helps immensely in creating industry ready professionals. He further focused on the need for inculcating a noble mindset with the larger cause of society’s welfare.

He took up various aspects of contemporary teaching practices like blended learning, video lectures, importance of research for faculty and students both and society outreach programs by the B School. Additionally, he emphasized the necessity of one’s quest for “EXCELLENCEa continuous journey one which all of us must embark without delay.

Finally, he also advised the members to practice a DIN (Do it Now) approach which will be beneficial for all in keeping pace with the dynamic everchanging environment. It was overall a holistic learning experience for all concerned. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks that was delivered by Prof. Dr. Neha Gupta.

The International Women’s Day was celebrated at BIITM on 8 th of March, 2021. The purpose of
celebrating Women’s Day was: to raise awareness about the status and dignity of women among
the students. A Poster competition was organized on Women’s day and many of the students
participated enthusiastically. It was interesting to witness boys participating actively.
After the completion of competition, a short program was held in the multipurpose hall of our B
School. Our Principal Prof. Dr. P. K. Tripathy congratulated everyone on International Women day and in his message said that ladies were forging ahead of men in a few fields. Others including lady faculties and non-teaching staff were given an opportunity to share their
individual perspectives. A few male faculties also chipped in with their wishes commemorating
the ladies on this important day. The celebration ended with cutting of cake and thanks giving.

 

BIITM always strives to bring the latest and latent know how for its students. The college keeps organizing various knowledge sharing sessions and webinars for continued development of students. The youth of the present generation are more creative and technology savvy than the older generation socially and financially. One question which is queried often is the financial savviness of the present generation. Research seeks to examine the awareness towards investment among young generation.

Considering this as an important aspect of learning for MBA students, BIITM organized a webinar on "investor awareness program" (IAP) by UTI Swatantra - an investor education initiative from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM IST on the 6th of March 2021.

                                                                                      
This session was conducted by Suhas Rajput, who first of all extended his gratitude to the college BIITM for this opportunity. The primary objective of the session was to educate students on the importance of generating long term capital appreciation by investing predominantly in equity and equity related securities

This session started with, the students need to know basic life skills, namely 'money management'. He emphasized the importance of money management in everyone's life. Then he told students how the factor 'inflation' can affect our investing patterns. He also provided students with the GURU MANTRAS for managing money effectively. Then the session continued by expounding on the importance of proper 'asset allocation' namely investing in right assets (mutual funds).


He also informed students about the use and importance of various mutual fund schemes and scheme related documents.

Other important factors like the 'magic of compounding' with the benefits of starting early also created a lot of awareness.

The session was very informative, it helped students with a lot of examples and engaging questions because "mutual fund investments are subjected to market risks, one must read all scheme related documents carefully" emphasizing the importance of investing soundly in mutual funds. BIITM is looking forward to conducting more such awareness sessions in the coming days.

Its campus placement season! Ideal time for students, ready to start a new and important chapter in life. To fulfill their dreams of joining the coveted corporate sector of a fast-paced economy like India, the only hurdle between them and their dream job is THE PERSONAL INTERVIEW.

We at BIITM decided to ease the pressure on students this season by organizing a webinar, where Prof. Varun Agarwal, Faculty of Marketing, shared from his vast and varied experience, key takeaways to help students prepare and ace their upcoming interviews. The aim of the webinar was to equip students with polished way of presenting themselves and their resumes for formal interviews. Mr. Agarwal gave several insights on changing requirements in today’s scenario. The students were guided on the pathways to achieve the right kind of value addition to their profile. This informative session laced wisdom with experience which enabled the students to evaluate their understanding of interview skills and improve their strategy for job interviews.

The webinar was successful in providing guidance to the students on creating a strong foundation for their career of choice. During the webinar the students learned refreshingly new aspects of honing career skills and learned concepts which will hold them in good stead throughout their career.

 

COVID-19 and the subsequent shutdown and lockdown has had a devastating impact on every industry and sector of the Indian economy, and the financial sector was no exception. Capital markets lay shattered with trading volumes plummeting, stock prices and indices crashing, a major mutual fund house shutting six of its debt schemes, investor sentiment hitting the nadir, etc.

Astonishingly within a few months the benchmark index Sensex touched its all-time high! All eyes have been riveted on the stock market. Several queries have been raised regarding investing in the stock market amid the current situation.

To provide clarity on these earth-shaking events BIITM organized a webinar on “StockMind - A Virtual Stocks platform” with the avowed intention of creating awareness and enhancing knowledge of the students. The webinar was screened live from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on 5th March 2021 through Zoom Video conferencing. The webinar provided a great learning platform for novices and stock market wizards alike, providing a clearer insight of the inner workings of stock markets in general and an in-depth understanding of how, when and where to invest money, in particular.

This session was conducted by M/S ICICI securities which provided guidance on investing in the stock market by using virtual money, thereby eliminating monetary risks involved and laying emphasis on specific knowledge and skills to tame the beasts (Bulls & Bears) of the stock market.

Mr. Yaswant Giri, the main speaker focused on sharing his know how on stock market terminologies. He also explained the reasons behind fluctuations in the stock market, ways to analyze the live market and the method used to invest in the stock market subsequently. On the other-hand Smita Chakraborty madam the co-host showcased ideas on keeping track of the booms and busts in the share values of different companies keeping with the market dynamics.

During the webinar Mr. Giri also answered queries of students related to the live trading.  Select questions were asked by the students which the speakers answered adeptly.  The webinar was supported by the expert assistance of BIITM’s technical staff. The participants provided positive and inspiring feedback about the webinar. The session was very interactive and productive.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on every walk of life and specifically on the economy of all the countries. The virus spread its tentacles from China and spread dramatically all over the world. It caused a great deal of upheaval in the economy and almost all industries, radically changing the market scenario by raising costs. In the present crisis, any entrepreneur worth his salt must know how to wield the retrenchment axe to survive.

Given this sobering backdrop in a budding manager’s life, BIITM organized it's second WEBINAR on entrepreneurship and scope for MBA students in the Middle-East on the 27th February 2021 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

The session was conducted by Mr Amaresh Panda. This highly interactive WEBINAR on Entrepreneurship and scope for MBA students in Middle-East gave all the students of BIITM an opportunity to reassess their positions and take a fresh look at the new dynamic environment through the infusion of fresh ideas. Mr Panda also emphasized the importance of student's black box (Brains), their capabilities suffused with their creativity. He also emphasized the need for the students stepping into the job market to factor in a crisis like the present pandemic. He also emphasised the need for cultivating the spirit of entrepreneurship during this new normal.

 

Moreover, during this informative session, he highlighted some key realities like-

  • the existence of opportunities on a limited scale and
  • the desirability of the students to be groomed properly on basic corporate etiquette.

 

The webinar concluded with an open session where participants participated enthusiastically in the Q&A session. Given the overwhelming response, BIITM is keen to conduct more such interactive WEBINARS in the near future.

It is a universally acknowledged fact that timely guidance from parents and teachers are not only desirable but imperative for a student to choose a career path from the myriad options available today. It has become imperative for these two pillars in a student’s life to meet synchronously and understand harmoniously the best way forward for their wards.

In pursuance of this important aspect in an eager student’s life, BIITM organized its first WEBINAR on Career Counseling on the 24th Feb 2021 from 4 PM-5 PM on the topic ASK (Attitude, Skills, Knowledge) for Employment.

This session was conducted by Prof. Varun Agarwal, Asst. Professor (Marketing). This highly interactive WEBINAR gave all participants a clear perspective on what’s in store for them in their individual journeys in the employment space. Those critical aspects which are essential to land a good job and make oneself employable were addressed. Additionally, the myths and misconceptions regarding employability were clarified to a large extent.

The session reinforced the importance of being aware of one’s potential through cultivating a positive attitude, enhancing one’s skills and judiciously acquiring knowledge. Many students across the state of Odisha and neighbouring states participated in this interesting webinar. The interactive session concluded with a Q & A session. It was indeed a thrilling experience for all the participants. Some of the participants expressly exhorted Mr. Agarwal, to conduct a few more Webinars on similar lines. BIITM has taken note of these suggestions and is planning to conduct WEBINARS in the coming days.

BIITM welcomed its 6th IMBA batch of students heartily!

An INDUCTION Programme was organized by BIITM which set the stage to explore the expectations of the students, promote all-round development and uncovering and minimizing the learners’ biases to maximize their learning.

Learners came from diverse backgrounds with diverse thoughts & perceptions. Hence it became imperative to help them adjust to the new environment & inculcate the ethos of the institution with a sense of larger purpose.

BIITM organized this induction programme to provide ample time and a platform for the transition of students from secondary school to management school. The induction programme was a harbinger of various in-campus & off-campus activities specially designed for entrants to fill the Attitude, Skills and Knowledge gaps.

It was in the presence of respectable Advisor, Principal, Dean and other senior professors, that the grand opening of the academic year 2021-22 was witnessed by all the new entrants and their proud parents. The students introduced themselves and mentioned their hobbies and background. All the dignitaries and honourable guests shared their expertise and encouraged the students with their inspirational speeches to look forward to the five years as their life’s most important years.

The INDUCTION programme exposed the students to the many facets of the institution with the right amount of zeal and enthusiasm. The programme was coordinated by Mrs Ankita Agarwal and Mrs Smaranika Dash with the support of the entire team of BIITM.

After 170 days of silent hallways and empty classrooms, it was a delight today to welcome all of our students back into the building. The extensive preparation and planning put into making college re-entry safe and welcoming is a testament to the care and commitment of all BIITM  staff. Our aim for the first day back was to normalize the college day, have students reacclimatise to the building, and reengage positive connections with other students and faculty members, all of which are essential for successful learning and growth moving forwards. This seems to have been a success, despite the masks, cohorts, handwashing, directional flow in hallways and physical distancing. It really was quite wonderful to see shining eyes peeking over the tops of masks, as students arrived ready for the new college year today. Students today were kept engaged with various activities followed after induction programme.Few of them were Talent Show,Corporate Show and Thematic Apperception Test which we’re very creative and recharged them for the upcoming classes.

It was an amazing opportunity to meet the most powerful man in the BPUT honorable Vice-Chancellor for whose views we have great respect. Prof. (Dr.) Chita Ranjan Tripathy arrived at 11 am and was welcomed by the Principal, Advisor, Dean and faculty. It was a very special day for all the faculty members, students and staff of the college. This was followed by an amazing 2 -hour open interactive session with the faculty and VC Sir. He appreciated the institute for its competence and knowledgeable faculty members. He further suggested that BIITM should have a nodal center for research for BPUT. He acknowledged the Marketing team of BIITM. He also congratulated Prof Chinmay Kumar Rout on his PhD completion. He emphasized on development of IT skills for all the faculty members. He gave many valuable inputs and shared thoughts of Swami Vivekananda. He delivered a speech in which he exhorted the faculties to work for the welfare of society in terms of educational assistance to the poor children. He extended his helping hand for the development of the institute and advised for continuous in-depth research and focused on holistic development of every faculty member. He also put forth his clear intention regarding the role of educational institutes in CSR activities for the welfare of the society at large.

BIITM organised a webinar on Union Budget 2020-21 on the 6th of February 2021. In the backdrop of the economic slowdown and global headwinds, this year’s Union Budget had an opportunity to kick-start growth, create employment opportunities and rationalize the tax regime through bold measures.

In the recent past, the government had reduced corporate tax rates and taken other focused measures to stimulate growth in the economy. Our webinar provided insights and decoded budget 2021. At the same time, it threw light on the current economic environment. To decode the Budget and economic environment of the year gone by, our experts discussed the past year’s significant economic developments and took the participants through the key announcements from the Union Budget 2021. The webinar was spearheaded by eminent and senior faculty members of BIITM including Principal P.K. Tripathy, Prof B.B.Das, Prof. R.K. Mishra, Prof. Neha Gupta, Prof Sudheshna Dutta and Prof Vivek Mishra.

 

SPARK 2020  DAY-1

SPARK 2020, a five days induction program has been organized at BIITM to welcome new batch of MBA from 21st -26th December. 240 MBA admitted students took the oath in presence of intellectual dignitaries namely Principal Prof Dr P. K. Tripathy, Advisor Prof (Er) P.R. Pattnayak, Dean Prof Dr Mihir Ranjan Nayak and Placement Dean Prof. K. Chandarsekhar and also the invited corporate leaders from Axis bank, Reliance General Insurance company Ltd , Kolkata.

Principal Prof Dr Tripathy has shared his thought process with the newly admitted students and advised to become successful professional by practising Gayatri Mantra which is the power house of energy.

Prof (Er) P.R.Pattanaik, Advisor addressed the parents of new students mentioning the importance of punctuality, regularity and other behavioral codes of conduct.

Prof  Dr Mihir Ranjan Nayak, Dean focused on time management and shared the views of Martin Luthar King, Abraham Lincon and J.N.Tata who throughout their life taught us to become a good human being.

The placement Dean Prof K Chandrasekhar shared his secrets of becoming industry ready and employable.

Two minutes campus life video was shown to the students to give them a feeling of college life during this induction program.

University toppers and gold medalists Miss Subhashree Pradhan and Nikita Agarwal gave their success mantra to the students.

A Motivational Talk and University rules &regulations were shared by Prof Varun Agarwal and Prof (Er) Manoj Ku Rout respectively. Subsequently faculty and staff introduction was given by Dr Neha Gupta, Prof Varun Agarwal, Dr Bonita Mitra and Prof Mrs Tapaswini Nayak.   

The 1st and 2nd session of Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Bonita Mitra and Ms. Ankita Agarwal Respectively.

 

 

 

SPARK 2020  DAY-2

SPARK 2020, a five days induction program has been organized at BIITM to welcome new batch of MBA from 21st -26th December. 240 MBA admitted students took the oath in presence of intellectual dignitaries namely Principal Prof Dr P. K. Tripathy, Advisor Prof (Er) P.R. Pattnayak, Dean Prof Dr Mihir Ranjan Nayak and Placement Dean Prof. K. Chandarsekhar and also the invited corporate leaders from Axis bank, Reliance General Insurance company Ltd , Kolkata.

Principal Prof Dr Tripathy has shared his thought process with the newly admitted students and advised to become successful professional by practising Gayatri Mantra which is the power house of energy.

Prof (Er) P.R.Pattanaik, Advisor addressed the parents of new students mentioning the importance of punctuality, regularity and other behavioral codes of conduct.

Prof  Dr Mihir Ranjan Nayak, Dean focused on time management and shared the views of Martin Luthar King, Abraham Lincon and J.N.Tata who throughout their life taught us to become a good human being.

The placement Dean Prof K Chandrasekhar shared his secrets of becoming industry ready and employable.

Two minutes campus life video was shown to the students to give them a feeling of college life during this induction program.

University toppers and gold medalists Miss Subhashree Pradhan and Nikita Agarwal gave their success mantra to the students.

A Motivational Talk and University rules &regulations were shared by Prof Varun Agarwal and Prof (Er) Manoj Ku Rout respectively. Subsequently faculty and staff introduction was given by Dr Neha Gupta, Prof Varun Agarwal, Dr Bonita Mitra and Prof Mrs Tapaswini Nayak.   

The 1st and 2nd session of Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Bonita Mitra and Ms. Ankita Agarwal Respectively.

Dear Students You are requested to attend our induction and orientation programme for MBA 1st year Spark 2020 from tomorrow (21st December, 2020) sharp 11 AM onwards. We look forward to meeting you all!

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