Students Activities

GITAM INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

Students Activities

The twister, that tries to transform the rudimentary incumbents into enthusiastic budding managers, appraising what to admit and what to achieve during the stay in GIM is all about the orientation program. This is conducted at starting of every academic year.
As part of improving their practical exposure to industry GIM conducts various workshops involving all students. Industrial exposure is tag line for every Management student to learn.

GITAM Institute of Management is known and celebrated as a B-School where the importance of extracurricular activities can hardly be overemphasized. We believe that we create leaders and leaders have more to them than just academic prowess. The Student Seminar is one such extra curricular activity conducted by the students of GIM which brings out academic, organizational and leadership skills among the students.

During 2011, the MBA I year students successfully conducted three student seminars which were fully organized by the students. Industry personnel were invited as Chief Guests for the three seminars and had paper presentations by the students of GIM. The three topics of the Seminar are:

1. Innovative Trends in Marketing

The students of MBA section A organized a Seminar on the 5th of February 2011 on the topic of "Innovative trends in Marketing". The seminar featured Paper presentations by the students of MBA & MHRM. The topic was chosen to create awareness among the students on the importance of brand building, branding strategies and the role of innovative technologies in advertising and promotions. The chief Guest on the occasion was Mr. Subhani Vali, Area Sales Manager, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd., Visakhapatnam. The seminar was attended by the Principal, Vice- principal, and several faculty members. Prizes were awarded to the Top 4 Paper presentations.

2. Influence of technology in Business

We, the students of MBA first year SEC B, organized a seminar on "Influence of Technology on Business" on February 19th,2011.In today's tech-savvy world, the influence of technology on business cannot be overemphasized enough and we felt that it this theme would be a highly relevant one . Mr.Raja Sekhar, Business Development Manager of Symbiosis Technologies graced the occasion as the chief guest. We had an overwhelming response from all the MBA First year students and there were ten paper presentations on the paramount importance and the bearing of technology in today's business world. Every presentation seemed to out beat the other and it showed the intense hard work that the students put in to make a mark in the seminar. At the end of the seminar, we were commended by the faculty and the chief guest for having conducted the seminar successfully and prizes were given for the top three paper presentations.It was an enjoyable experience for us to conduct this seminar and we look forward to such seminars in the near future.

3. Innovative Business Plans:

The seminar was conducted on 26th February, 2011. Many students portrayed their interest through participation in various activities that contributed to the success of the seminar. The chief guest for the seminar was Mr. Abdullah Director of Career launch institute. Many of the activities were stratified into various components that brought forward many opportunities for students to utilize their talent into real life situations. The topic of the seminar has been brought forward through unanimous selection of the class. Success of the seminar encroached through the rise in student's participation of presenting their papers. The seminars mission was to provide a platform for the students to explicit their ideas on innovative business plans and share their knowledge among their colleges for further attainment of information which would aspire ones creativity thoughts. Many of the faculty members attended the seminar in order to promote and encourage these kind of activities which would provide a gateway for collaboration between students and faculty members.
The GIM Management Club has been formed with all the students of the Institute to provide a forum to enrich and enhance the knowledge of its members by exposing them to the practical aspects of business by organising Lectures, Seminars and Symposia on Management related topics. The Club organises competitions in Academic, Cultural, Literary, Sports events and awards prizes. The Club also sponsors students to participate in various B-Schools' competitions held around the country.

Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji's Centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service. NSS, is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage.

The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organised by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building.

Coverage:

Started initially in 37 universities involving 40,000 volunteers, the scheme has grown over the years and it is implemented today with an involvement of more than 2.6 million volunteers spread over in 200 Universities, Polytechnics and +2 Systems. The efforts of NSS volunteers have been widely acclaimed by the community, universities, colleges and general public as the NSS volunteers have been rendering selfless service to the community.

Motto:

The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to '/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.

Symbol:

The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.

Badge

The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.

Financial Arrangements

The scheme is funded by both Central and State Governments in the ratio of 7:5 to organise Regular Activities (RA) and special Camping Programmes (SCP). An amount of Rs.160/-per volunteer per annum is released towards Regular Activities (RA) and Rs.300/- per volunteer per Special Camping Programme (SCP) which is of 10-days duration to be organised in the adopted villages/communities. In addition, the Government of India provides 100% financial assistance to run NSS Regional Centres, State Liaison Cells and TOCs/TORCs, The Central Government also provides -100% financial assistance for implementation of NSS Programmes in Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territories without Legislatures.

The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :

  1. understand the community in which they work
  2. understand themselves in relation to their community
  3. identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
  4. develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  5. utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
  6. develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  7. gain skills in mobilising community participation
  8. acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
  9. develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  10. practise national integration and social harmony

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"Lakshya" (Intra-mural Athletic Competition) is organised every year in connection with the Annual Day Celebrations of the Institute. Track and field events are conducted for individuals and department-wise. The winners get medals and certificates on the Annual Day.
GIM celebrates its Annual Day every year in the month Feb'-March. On this day, the Institute magazine "PRAGATHI" is released to showcase the progress of the institute and students for the academic year completed. GIM instituted several Gold Medals and Prizes for toppers with a view to motivate the students for achieving academic excellence, punctuality in class room attendance, acquire managerial qualities and to attain proficiency in literary, sports and cultural events. Over 200 medals and prizes are given annually on the occasion of Annual Day function.
Every year, the students of GIM organizes GITAM MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE MEET(GEM) by inviting students of B-School from around the country. The objective of the meet is to organize an event of this scale which requires excellent managerial skills to make it a success. The students with the help of faculty form committees to carry-out various activities held during three days. The meet is being organized since 1995. Over 500 contestants from over 50 B-school participate in this highly energetic event. Over 2000 students from around Visakhaptnam come to watch the show. This is an excellent opportunity to show case the team working and leadership qualities of students.

Yoga system has its origins in ancient India as a spiritual practice for Self-Realization. However, in modern times sciencehas tested and attested that yoga has a deep influence not only on spiritual dimension, the byproducts of yoga practice encompass areas such as enhancement of human potential and also help in regulation of health in its practitioners.

Practice of Yoga is a holistic approach. The practitioner is benefited in different dimensions. These benefits are reported by the practitioners‘ subjective experiences as well as the huge body of research in this area gives sufficient scientific evidence for the psycho physiological benefits of yoga practice.

Different components of Hatha Yoga such as Asanas (bodily postures), Pranayama (breathing practices), Shat Kriyas (cleansing techniques), Bandhas (locking procedures) and Mudras (psychological attitudes) produce various psycho physiological benefits. Some of them are self- regulating. As a part of modernization, people adopt different life styles that are deviating from the norm to a great extent. Some of these deviant patterns of life style include poor dietary habits and faulty sleep patterns. When followed for a long period of time will result in several physiological problems such as digestive disorders, respiratory problems, circulatory problems and headaches etc., and psychological problems such as anxiety, irritability, uncontrolled anger, poor concentration, low self-concept and deviant behavior etc.

Yoga with its holistic approach can be used as a self-regulating strategy. Regular Yoga practice which includes the different elements of hatha yoga results in: 1. quick removal of the toxins from the body 2. improved circulation among all the minute areas of the body and thereby ensures ample nourishment to various parts of the body. 3. Balanced energy levels are maintained 4. One-pointedness of the mind is attained. 5. Stress levels are reduced. These effects can bring about various health benefits to yoga practitioners.

Impact of Yoga practice is experienced not only for health problems; Yoga has something to offer for the enhancement of human potential. People who do not have significant health problems can practice Yoga and improve their skills in various fields. In brief every aspect of Yoga aims at obtaining one-pointedness of the mind either in gross or subtle ways. As a result of this one-pointedness the practitioners can relax body and mind; one can overcome stress related problems. In addition to this, one can enhance cognitive skills to a considerable extent. Scientific studies have provided significant amount of evidence to state that yoga practice improves concentration, memory and reduces fluctuation of attention. Hence reduces distraction.

Research findings in the area of Yoga also suggest that regular yoga practice enhances self-concept, improves personality, interpersonal relationships and productivity. Thus this ancient system of yoga can cater to the needs of people in all walks of life. These benefits are time-tested and scientifically attested.

With an intention to make the students of GITAM Institute of Management (GIM) experience the benefits of this ancient system, Yoga practice has been included in the curriculum of Management Courses of Gitam Institute of Management. Students are encouraged to practice yoga to enhance concentration and to overcome academic stress. GITAM Institute of Management has introduced Yoga practice for the students of MHRM, MBA and BBM courses from the academic year 2000-2001. After this initiation Yoga practice is being taught regularly at GIM.

With the objective of the benefits of this ancient knowledge to students of Management courses, GITAM Institute of Management (GIM) has provided good infrastructure for practicing Yoga and Meditation. A well-furnished Meditation hall and a spacious Yoga hall are provided for students, staff and faculty of GITAM University. GIM has introduced Yoga practice as a part of its curriculum from the academic year 2013-14. In one semester of their management course, Yoga is being taught as a subject for all the students of GIM. At the end of the semester their practice is being evaluated in an examination.

In order to improve awareness of GITAM students, Yoga related programs such as Yoga Exhibition, Yoga Asana competitions and Essay Competitions on Yoga related topics are conducted at GIM on different occasions such as GIM Anniversary Day, Gandhi Jayanthi and International Yoga Day. Since 21st June 2015, every year International Yoga Day is being celebrated by involving all the colleges of GITAM University. Yoga demonstrations, Flash Yoga Program, Yoga rally, Yoga competitions, Meditation camps are organized on this occasion.

A week programs of seminars, debate, essay contest, rally etc to sensitize every one around on following values and ethics in personal well as professional life. This is organized every year in the month of Feb-March with the support from local industry.
As mark of respect for Women for their contribution to mankind, GIM celebrates INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY by organizing contests, seminars and recognize outstanding women in their profession as part of day long celebrations. All the girl students participate in organizing this event.
Rally mark the occasion on the Flag Day. Students organize fund raising and the amount collected is sent to Govt. of India towards Communal Harmony. This activity will also sensitize students the importance of communal harmony.
ENACTUS chapter at GIM organizes every year International Youth Day with activities and contests to mark the occasion. This is most exciting event for all the students as they can showcase their talent on a big setting.

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