Faculty Development Programme on Research Design

Institute of Technology & Science organized an FDP on Research Design for the MBA faculty members. The resource person for the session was Prof. (Dr.) Debarshi Mukherjee of the Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi.

The session looked into some of the fundamentals of designing a research study. Dr Mukherjee interacted with the faculty members to know about how they are approaching their respective research areas. He stated that it was important to identify how the research could address lacunae in existing literature, mentioning that it was necessary to ensure that the work was actually needed. For this purpose, it was more worthwhile to deal in theories rather than simple references of past work. He also explained that it was important to understand the context of the respondents in order to properly evaluate their responses. Last but not the least, Dr Mukherjee provided a roundup of different classes of bias that could creep into the research and the means of addressing them.

It was a very engrossing session which left the participants looking forward to more such interactions. In the end everybody came back with a clearer view of the path ahead and the methods to be adopted.

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FDP on Case Writting & Analysis

The Department of Management organized a workshop on Case Writing and Analysis for its faculty members on 5th of August, 2023.

The resource person for the session was Dr. Deepak Tandon, Professor, IMI, New Delhi. Dr Sanjeev Tandon initiated proceedings by welcoming the guest and referred to Dr Deepak Tandon’s impressive experience in corporate as well as academics.

Dr V.N. Bajpai, Director, I.T.S Mohan Nagar, then provided a context to the day’s session, explaining the genesis of the idea behind the workshop. He emphasised that case studies are an essential aid in a management classroom and hence faculty members need to build on the skill of developing the same. Dr Bajpai traced out the origins of case writing, including its history in management education in India. He hoped that ultimately it would lead to faculty members writing their own cases in diverse areas.

Finally, Dr Deepak Tandon took centrestage, dissecting the anatomy of a proper case study in management. Dr Tandon advised that it was always a good idea to prepare a case in partnership with others. He referred to explicit and implicit contexts and pointed out that the content of the case should be compatible with the intended readers. A number of cases based on recent occurrences in the world of business were used to bear out the points made during the session.

All in all, it was a fruitful way to spend the day with a newlearning experience. Participating faculty members acknowledged the depth of knowledge and authority of Dr Tandon in the area of case development. 

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Department of MCA, I.T.S Ghaziabad, organized a Five Days Faculty Development Program on “Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Associate” in association with ICT Academy

As business grows, it becomes very difficult to manage data being generated regularly. Putting an analytical system such as Microsoft power Business intelligence, in place, to effectively analyze reliable data, enables an enterprise to make strategic decisions.

Hence, to know and get familiar with one of the most prominent trends of the current software industry (i.e. Microsoft Power BI), Institute of Technology & Science, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad has organized a Five days Faculty Development program on “Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Associate” in association with ICT academy from  July 31, 2023 to  August 4, 2023. The faculty development programme is inaugurated on July 31, 2023. The dignitaries on the stage were Director IT & UG Dr. Sunil Kr. Pandey, Mr.Raghvendra Microsoft Certified Expert from ICT Academy, Mr,Satyendra Narayan Relationship Manager, ICT Academy, Prof. Puja Dhar Chairperson MCA, Prof.SaurabhSaxena&Prof.AlokKapil from Department of IT. Throughout all the Five days, every session included the Hands-on &interactive modules where faculties are trained on creating the data models, dashboards, reports and publishing them on to clouds with the support of Power BI services.

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Staff Development Program on The Power of Positivity: Cultivating a Winning Mindset in the Workplace

I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized a “Staff Development Program” on “The Power of Positivity: Cultivating a Winning Mindset in the Workplace” on 30th June 2023.


The objective of this SDP was to make the participants understand the importance of winning mindset and positive attitude for self and organizational growth.

Director, Dr. Timira Shukla welcomed all the staff members, appreciated their work and encouraged them to attend this valuable session for further enhancing their team working skills and develop a winning attitude.

Resource persons for the program, Dr. Shikha Arora and Prof. Yachna Malhotra conducted various innovative activities to train the staff on Positive thinking and growth mindset.

An ice-breaking session was conducted initially to help everyone connect with each other. During this session, participants introduced themselves and shared their feelings of gratitude towards various things and events in their lives.

The training comprised of a combination of slide shows and engaging activities aimed at sensitizing the staff members to understand and develop a winning mindset through self-exploration, demonstrate a positive attitude in the workplace, and comprehend group dynamics and team-building skills.

Activities such as, Minefield for developing trust, interpersonal communication and team building were conducted to help participants understand and demonstrate the importance of these aspects. A total of 16 staff members actively participated in the program and thoroughly enjoyed the session.

The outputs and experiences they had during the program overwhelmed the participants, making the session interesting and enjoyable for all.

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Staff Development Programme on the topic “Understanding Workplace (Managing Change & Stress)"

I.T.S - Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad organized a “Staff Development Programme" (SDP) on 30th September 2022

on the topic “Understanding Workplace (Managing Change & Stress)”. The resource persons for this SDP were Dr. Sanjeev Tandon and Prof. Shilpi Rana. The presence of Dr. V.N. Bajpai (Director) had added grace to the occasion. He spoke about the significance of the SDP and the relevance of the topic in the present work- life scenario. He stressed on the fact that change is an inevitable aspect of any academic institution. He highlighted the importance of team and individual in the changing environment.
The SDP started with an activity being administered to the participants by Prof. Shilpi. It was an exercise to make the participants comfortable and to enable them to gel with one another. The
discussion on change and the strategies adopted by the participants to mitigate that change was introduced by Dr. Sanjeev. 

Participants shared their incidences of change and how that change induced stress in their life. Various causes of stress at the workplace and how to deal with that stress was discussed. Levels of stresses were discussed and the stress management techniques were elaborated by the resource persons. 

The SDP ended with a meditation technique, where participants were instructed to close their eyes and imagine good things (location or place or incidence). Breathing exercises were subsequently administered to calm their minds. A video of “The Steps in Stress Management Process” was also shown to the group.

Overall, it was a learning session for the participants, where they could derive and gain solace with participative knowledge sharing on this burning topic. The SDP was attended by participants from various departments of the institute.

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FDP on the topic "Building Institutional Resilience through Team Building and Leadership”

Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad organised a Faculty Development Program on the topic "Building Institutional Resilience through Team Building and Leadership” for faculty members of management department on Thursday, 15th September, 2022 in the campus. 

Prof. Shilpi Rana, Prof. Shikha Aggarwal and Prof. Smita Barik were the resource persons. The objective of the activity was to enhance the spirit of team building & leadership among the faculty colleagues. It also develops positive perception towards other members in the group. This activity mainly focused on coordination, improving analyzing skill and to enable quick decision making within a group. 

The FDP was conducted in 3 different rounds and all the rounds were based on fun games. The program was initiated with the ice breaking activity namely "Symon Says". The next round of activity was "Cape Exercise" in which all the participants were asked to write the positive things about each faculty on the chart paper worn by the faculty participants. In the last round, participants were divided into teams of two in which one participant was to be blind folded and another team member played the role of instructor. The winners of the last round were awarded with gifts.

The program was enriching for the participants and was very much appreciated by all.

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Faculty Development Programe on the topic “Analytics for decision making”

Understanding the importance of Analytics in today’s scenario, I.T.S Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad has organised a Faculty Development Programe on the topic “Analytics for Business Decision” on 19th and 26thAugust 22. The resource person for the same was Dr. Ashish K Jha. In this FDP total of 30 faculty members have participated.

On the first day of FDP, Dr. V N Bajpai (Director) has inaugurated the event and he said that in today’s scenario business decisions are being taken on the basis of analytics. He also emphasise on the importance of analytics in the different area of management.

Dr. Ashish Jha has shared and shown how decisions related to various methods of pricing are being taken in the industry. He trained the participants on Price skimming, Linear pricing and other types of pricing.

On second day of FDP (26th August) the trainer has taken the session on the topic “Customer Life time Value”. He discussed, how to calculate the customer lifetime value in a company. During the session he has taken the case of Netflix to calculate the CLTV.

Overall the session was fruitful for the participants.

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FDP on Data Analysis using SPSS and AMOS

The I.T.S School of Management & Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad inaugurated  5 - Days FDP on ‘Research Methods and Data Analysis using SPSS and AMOS in collaboration with QTanalyticsTM, New Delhi and SPSS South Asia on 20th June, 2022 at Mohan Nagar Campus.

The eminent resource persons for FDP Prof. (Dr.) Prabhat Mittal, Professor – Commerce and Management, Saraswati College (E), University of Delhi and Prof. (Dr.) Pankaj Kumar Gupta, Director, Centre of Management Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi graced the inaugural session.

Shri  Surinder  Sood, Director (PR), I.T.S - The Education Group, highlighted  on the pitfalls of qualitative research. He explained that research in social sciences involves the consideration of a multitude of factors and elaborated on the evolution of technology in Data Sciences. 

The session began with the welcome address by the Director Prof. (Dr) Timira Shukla, who emphasized on the significance of data analysis for interdisciplinary research. Dr Anusha  Agarwal, Convener, provided an overview of the programme along with the deliverables.

Over the five days sessions were held delving into different elements of the FDP, which included scaling and sampling techniques; univariate and bivariate analysis; parametric and non-parametric tests; tests of hypotheses; ANOVA and MANOVA; correlation and regression; multiple and logistical regression analysis; and structural equation modeling.

On the final day group presentations were made by all the participants. Following this the valedictory session was held in the presence of Director Prof. (Dr) Timira Shukla, Convener Dr. Anusha Agarwal and resource person Prof. (Dr.) Prabhat Mittal.

The Director in her address in the valedictory session urged all the participants to upskill and write research papers. She lauded Dr. Prabhat for the training in each aspect of research methods and techniques and tools data analysis.  The individual attention to each and every participant for learning and practice   sessions deserves special mention. 

Dr. Prabhat Mittal quipped that it was not a valedictory session, but rather the inauguration of a new resolve towards research. Thanking the Director, he stated that there were many takeaways from the programme, and expressed appreciation for the patient learning from the side of the participants. He also went on to provide tips for successful publication of papers in leading journals.

The 5 – days FDP ended with distribution of certificate.

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