One week Orientation Programme was organized for new batch of MBA 13 from July 25th to Aug 02nd 2016. This one week of Orientation consisted of a mix of lectures, games, outbound learning activity and expert sessions. The batch started reporting from July 22nd- July 24th 2016 with zeal to start their new journey. On their arrival, they were handed a checklist to facilitate better understanding of the process.
The first day started with an Inaugural session wherein Director, Dr. Pawan Gupta welcomed the Chief Guest, Mr. Suresh Narayanan, MD & CEO of Nestle India. This was followed by Inaugural address given by Maj Gen Rajesh Sahai AVSM, SM, Officiating GOC Delhi Area & Chairman AIMT. Mr. Suresh Narayanan delivered Key Note address with highly captivating words. After the Inaugural session, Col JP Singh, a representative of Army Welfare Education Society addressed the students and shared the general functioning of AWES. This was followed by briefing of the Registrar, Introduction of Faculty Members and Warden. The day ended with Ice breaking session of two hours session by Prof. Shikha Bhardwaj to enable students to understand each other.
To ensure that students stay fit and embibe discipline as part of their life, yoga classes were scheduled from Day 2 early in the morning.This was followed by Guest Session on The Building Blocks of A Successful Career by Mr. Rajesh Narula, HEAD- Micro-Marketers. Briefings by the Disciplines Committee, Placement Committee were scheduled after this. A session on Expectancy Expectancy Value Model (EVM)-A Road to Career Selection was taken by Prof M Y Khan which helped the students map their career.
Day 3 started with fundamental classes of Information Technology and English. This was followed with briefing on an intersting activity, Pehla Kadam, an activity involved in taking students out from the classes to markets. Then began the search for treasure, through Treasure hunt activity. The day ended with sessions on Basics of Accounting and Management. To enhance the performance of students through experential learning, an out bound learning activity was organised for the students of this batch. In a group of 60, ther were taken to a location near Damdama Lake wherein lots of games and activities like Flying Fox, Burma bridge,Commando Net, Tyre Glider,Monkey Crwal , Rope Climibing , Commando Bridge , Tyre Wall, Free Fall , Patner Walk , Balancing Rope were experienced by the students.
Sessions on Mathematics, Economics, Communication, Finance, Organisation Behaviour were organised in during the Orientation week to ensure that students are able to understand the basic foundations on which management is based. An interaction with Alumni formed a key part of the Orientation Programme. To encouage team work amongst the students, sports activity comprising of Tug of War was also organised for the students.
The Orientation week ended with Prize distribution for the various events organised during the week followed by feedback sharing session. The students got very nostalgic while sharing their experiences. Finally the last formal activity of the Orientation Programme was the sapling plantation by the students. The students along with their faculty mentors very enthusiastically planted a sapling and pledged to take care of it in the coming two years of their MBA Programme.