AGBS Ahmedabad successfully conducted its three-day Orientation Programme for the 5th Batch of PGPM + MBA and GDBA + BBA students on 10th, 11th and 12th of September 2012.
Orientation Day 1on 10th September began with traditional Havan and offering Prayers to the Lord Almighty and all the students and faculty members participated in the Havan, followed by few words of wisdom from the Brahmin who conducted the Havan. After a sumptuous lunch which students relished, the Orientation ceremony began with a corporate guest speech delivered by Mr. Rajan Vasa, Chairman of ‘Contech BPO’ and President of ‘The Indus Entrepreneurs, TiE Ahmedabad’ giving his valuable insights to students about the significance of management education. He urged the fresh batch of students to work hard, be proactive to ‘get the job done’, and use the programme facilities and faculties provided by Amity to the fullest in order to further their career objectives. Thereafter the HOI and Dean of Amity Ahmedabad, Mr. Manish Dholakia gave an introductory overview about our Amity Education Group and the achievements of Amity Universe and its various programmes. This was followed by a round of Faculty introduction including the staff members, who were introduced one by one to the incoming students. The final session of the day comprised a session on Discipline Policy and Anti Ragging Measures by Faculty Ms. Poonam Sharma and Dr. Neeta Sinha.
Orientation Day 2 on 11th September began with a fun filled team bonding game ‘Together we bond’ with balloons and blindfolded students in groups to achieve certain group co-ordination tasks, conducted by faculty Ms. Poonam Sharma. Psychometric Profiling exercise was carried out thereafter, by Dr. Neeta Sinha, on all the students so as to understand their personality type better. After lunch, the senior students welcomed their juniors, and gave a presentation about ‘Life at Amity’, explaining the academic and events at Amity. This was followed by an interactive session conducted by Amity Alumni Mr. Bhaumik Pathak and Ms. Aakruti Hundia, giving them practical tips.
Orientation Day 3 on 12 September started with Faculty Pallavi Mittal and Neelam Kshatriya giving an understanding to students about ‘corporate interface, summer internship and final placements’ and how Amity grooms students for the same. This was followed by community lunch programme where students had decorated their classrooms with traditional and modern style restaurant themes for tasty dishes prepared on campus. We had the pleasure of having AGBS Ahmedabad Mentor Mr. Gaurav Gupta Sir (DGM, Marketing from Amity HQ, Noida) to participate in Community Lunch. Thereafter, students were briefed about Sangathan, Sports and cultural and co-curricular activities. This was followed by complete Academics, Amizone, examinations, mentor-mentee system briefing by Prof. Swati Gupta and Prof. Poonam Arora. The event concluded with Vote of thanks by respected Shri Gaurav Gupta sir who wished the students all the best and concluding remarks by HOI Mr.Manish Dholakia, and the Orientation ceremony concluded with giving due respects and sense of gratitude to our respected Founder President Dr. Ashok Chauhan Sir, respected President Shri Atul Chauhan Sir, our respected Head of AGBS Campuses and AVP Mr.Ramachandran Sir and all the Amity family members at HQ, Noida. The day ended with laptops being issued to the new students.