Manthan 2017

National Conference on “Managing VUCA: Challenges and Opportunities” hosted by Faculty of Commerce and Business Management

Manthan 2017, the Annual National Conference of Faculty of Commerce and Business Management, Amrapali Group of Institutes was hosted on 3rd November 2017.

The theme for this edition was “ Managing VUCA : Challenges and Opportunities ”. The conference was graced by leading academicians, researchers, industry experts including Dr. Pankaj Madaan from Gurukul Kangri University Haridwar, Dr. Rajat Agarwal from IIT Roorkee, Dr. Amit Joshi from Kumaon University Nainital, Dr. Nagendra Yadav and Dr. Shakuntala Devi from Mishra University Lucknow, Dr. Sudhanshu Joshi from Doon University Dehradun, Dr. R.C Mishra and Dr. Manjri Agarwal from Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Dr. Saurabh Singh from GB Pant University Pantnagar, Dr. Ashutosh Priya Awasthi from Utkarsh Business School Bareilly, Dr. Vinay Kandpal from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun. The industry was represented by Mr. Ashutosh Gilra and Mr. Vivek Mishra from Minda Corporation.

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Postgraduate and research scholars also shared their research findings and expressed their thoughts on VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). More than 30 models were also showcased in an exhibition during the conference. The models ranged from Biometrics Based Voting System, LPG Gas Leakage Detector, Fire Detector, Sound Energy Based Mobile Charging to Digital Marketing, GST, Financial Inclusion, Policy Making etc.

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The conference started with the lamp lighting and the Saraswati Vandana. Dr. Deep Chandra Oli, HoD (MBA Course) delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Pankaj Madaan emphasized on “ Red Ocean and Blue Ocean Strategies ” on VUCA management. Dr. Saurabh Singh explained the importance of VUCA management in this complex age of cut throat competition.

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr. Ritvik Dubey, Director FCBM. In his address, Dr. Dubey discussed some common problems faced by students and how such problems can be solved or reduced through VUCA management. He expressed his gratitude to the management board, distinguished guests, research scholars, faculty members and the participating students.

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Mr. R C Monga, Vice Chairman, Mr. Narendra Dhingra, Secretary, Dr. Sanjay Dhingra, CEO, Dr. S K Singh, COO, Dr. M K Pandey, Director FCSA, Dr. A P Papreja, Director AITS, Dr. Pankaj Shah, Registrar, faculty members and students were also present during the conference.

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Himanshu Malkani

B. Tech. M.E. IV Year Continue reading “Manthan 2017”

Late Smt. Kamla Dhingra Memorial Meet 2017

“ Late Smt.Kamla Dhingra Memorial Meet ” is organized every year by Amrapali Group of Institutes in the memory of Late Smt. Kamla Dhingra, mother of Dr. Sanjay Dhingra, CEO Amrapali Group of Institutes.

The “ Late Smt. Kamla Dhingra Memorial Meet ” was organized this year at Amrapali Group of Institutes, Haldwani on 7th October under the coordination of Prof. (Dr.) Ritvik Dubey. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr. Smt. Indira Hridayesh, Leader of Opposition and Former Cabinet Minister with the lamp lighting ceremony. This was followed by a beautiful ‘ Saraswati Vandana ’ presented by various students of the Institute.

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Chief Guest Dr. Smt. Indira Hridayesh encouraged the students about how the path to success always goes through the blessings of elders, especially one’s parents. The guidance provided by the teachers makes this journey much more easier. She applauded all the faculty members of the college for successfully carrying out their responsibilities, the testimony to which are the thousands of students from various departments of the college who work in reputed national and international companies and make their alma mater proud. She said that Amrapali Group of Institutes has played a vital role in bringing up the hidden talents and prodigies of the Kumaon region in recent years. Talking about the recent problem of unemployment, she praised the management of the institute for not only providing quality education and professional skills but also giving students the opportunities of placements at international level. Thus, she said that Amrapali Group has played a major role in the development of Uttarakhand. She also praised the National Association for Blinds (N.A.B.) for all the good work it does for helping the blind children and urged the various NGOs to provide all possible help to N.A.B. for the noble cause.

The Event Coordinator and the Director of Faculty of Commerce & Business Management, Dr. Ritvik Dubey welcomed the participating teams, esteemed guests and all the people present. He remarked that “Late Smt. Kamla Dhingra Memorial Meet” is a unique event at the regional level for nourishing the academic excellence of students, which has gained popularity at national level also. Students who participated in yester editions of the event termed it special and praised it immensely. Dr. Dubey said that such events bring out the internal as well as external talents of the students explicitly.

The Vote of Thanks was presented by the C.E.O. of the Institute, Dr. Sanjay Dhingra. In his address to the students, he briefed them the necessity of values and ethics in studies and asked them to move towards quality based education. He said that for the overall development of the student’s personality, several such events will be organized in the coming future by the college.

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The Secretary of AGI, Shri Narendra Dhingra said that Amrapali Group of Institutes is committed to the help the poor and the downtrodden sections and will continue to work for the betterment of the society. At this occasion, students of National Association for Blinds (N.A.B.) were specially invited who won the hearts of the audience with some wonderful exhibition of their talents.


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In the various contests held thereafter, Ajay Rawat and Mahendra Bora from Amrapali Group of Institutes stood first, Divya Kala and Aditya Pant from Birla Institute, Bhimtal stood second and  Saurabh Dangwal and Umar Ahmed from Graphic Era University, Bhimtal stood third in the Word Power Game.In the Quiz Competition, Nagendra Singh Bisht and Hari Ishwar Singh Kiraula from Amrapali Group of Institutes bagged the first position, Vaishali Bhatt and Aditya Pant from Birla Institute,
Bhimtal stood second and Sejal Sharma and Deepak Joshi from M.B.P.G. College, Haldwani stood third.

For overall performance, Amrapali Group of Institutes was awarded ‘ The Championship Trophy ’.

The event saw participation of students from nearly more than 25 renowned institutes including Amity University, Noida, Seemant College, Pithoragarh, Dev Sanskriti Vishvavidyalaya, Haridwar, T.M.U., Moradabad, J.P.M. University, Bareilly, U.I.M. University, Dehradun, Degree College,Haridwar, M.B.P.G. Degree College, Haldwani, Shri Guru Ram Ray University, Pantnagar University, Birla Institute, Bhimtal, D.S.B. Campus, Nainital, Surajmal Degree College, Kiccha and Graphic Era University, Bhimtal.

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Chairman Shri C.L. Dhingra, Vice Chairman Shri R.C. Monga, Secretary Shri Narendra Dhingra, C.E.O. Dr. Sanjay Dhingra, Retd. Col. R.C. Bhandari, C.O.O. Dr. S.K. Singh, Director of Faculty of Computer Science & Applications Dr. M.K. Pandey, Director of Faculty of Technology & Sciences Dr. A.P. Papreja, Event Coordinator and Director of Faculty of Commerce & Business Management Dr. Ritvik Dubey, Registrar Dr. Pankaj Shah, Event Co-Coordinators Dr. M.K. Sharma and Mr. Prashant Rajput , various dignitaries from the town, media personnels and large number of students, faculty members and employees were present at the event.

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Ritika Joshi

B.Tech. C.S.E. II Year

Unsung Heroes of India – I

Mother India is proud to have hundreds of Indians who have always brought laurels and pride to the nation with all their might. While some of them were known and acknowledged for their great work, the dust over some is yet to be removed. We bring to you some of them under

” Unsung Heroes of India”.

Our First Hero is Mr. M. S. Swaminathan, the Architect of the Indian Green Revolution.

Mankombu Sambasivan Swaminathan ( born 7 August 1925 ) is an Indian geneticist and international administrator. He is well renowned for his ambitious role in the ” Indian Green Revolution “.

Swaminathan , the son of a surgeon, was educated in India and  from the University 
of Cambridge ( Ph.D. , 1952 ) as a geneticist. During the next two decades he held a number of research and administrative positions ( mostly in the Indian Civil Services ). While working in those positions, he helped introduce Mexican semidwarf wheat plants to Indian fields and helped to bring about greater acceptance of modern farming methods. From 1972 to 1979, he was Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He also held the position of Principal Secretary of the Indian Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation from 1979 to 1980. He served as Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (1982–88) and as the President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (1984–90).

By using modern science to address age-old problems, M.S. Swaminathan helped redirect India’s future in agriculture. His ingenuity in plant genetics led to the development of new varieties of wheat and rice that yielded larger-than-usual amounts of grain. This was a primary factor in India’s Green Revolution, the program under which poor farmers, planting the newly developed high-yield crops, were able not only to sustain themselves but also to generate enough food to stave off India’s growing dependency on imported foods. For his leadership and success in introducing and further developing high-yielding varieties of wheat in India, he is called the ” Father of Green Revolution “.  He is the founder and chairman of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation. His stated vision is to rid the world of hunger and poverty.

Swaminathan is also an advocate of moving India to sustainable development, especially using environmentally sustainable agriculture, sustainable food security and the preservation of biodiversity, which he calls an “evergreen revolution.”

In 1999, Time magazine placed him in the ‘Time 20’ list of most influential Asian people of the 20th century. We all feel pride of the efforts, the hard work and the success of such visionaries.

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Jitendra Singh Jeena

B.Tech. C.S.E. II Year