Teacher Training Development- Developing School Educators for Tomorrow | 27th February, 2016


Oakbrook Business School organised first Principal – Teacher (2-Tier) workshop on “New Teaching – Learning Techniques”.

The objectives of the programme was sensitizing participants for the need and techniques of using innovative teaching-learning methodology in education, Building leadership amongst teacher-principal by creating team spirit for continuous improvement in quality of Education and Expose and enhance career potential of teacher-principal for better Career and job satisfaction.

The programme started with lightening of lamp by all the dignitaries.


Ms. Shraddha Sheth, Academic head of Oakbrook Business School, acknowledged dignitaries with flowers and gave the welcome note. Ms. Sheth explained the beautiful relationship between Student teacher, Student Principal and Teacher Principal. She discussed about the objective of such programme and how it is important for the management institution to initiate such programs. It was very well received programme. In all about 50 teachers and principals attended the programme.


Ms. Sandhya Shah, Education Advisor and Social Worker took the first session on Effective Teaching and shared her experience being fellow participant at USA. Being a teacher by profession, she proudly said that teachers are the highest reward earning persons when student remembers teachers after even completing study and she also emphasised on the fact that teaching techniques should be made more interesting. She discussed various teaching techniques and to make more interesting sessions. It was very interesting session.


Next speaker for the day was Mr. Kabir Thakore who is an eminent theatre artist and dramatics expert and he took the session on New Teaching Techniques: Using Theatre and Storytelling Approach.  He engaged the participants in playing various games that made the participants to interact with each other and shed their inhibitions.

He asked the participants to be expressive and vocal about themselves.


He made them interact with each other in innovative ways. The participants played numerous games and that was not only thoroughly enjoyed by the participants but also let them open up, interact, induce alertness, listening, expressing and developing creative ability of the participants. The participants were highly interactive and engaged during this session.


Post lunch session was taken by Mr. Chandramauli Pathak who is entrepreneurship expert and in charge of IEDC (Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre) at campus who took the session on Moving Participants for better performance: Achievement motivation.

He moved on to the topic of problem solving attitude. He said that people have different attitudes of looking at things differently, he then talked about ‘Daring attitude’, and advised the participants to inculcate it and push their limits and bring forth change. He asked the participants to give their 100% and set their altitude by such daring attitude.


The participants were then engaged into playing a Tower building game in which they were asked to set a target of building a tower out of cubes and many constraints were laid upon them such as blindfolding them and using their non-functional hand. The participants were also asked to predict their scores and then their actual scores were compared with the predicted ones. This game enabled the participants to know their strengths and their capacity to perform under pressure. These attributes are extremely necessary for being a successful entrepreneur.


All Principals and Teachers thoroughly enjoyed the activities conducted by Mr. Thakore and Mr. Pathak.


After that Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan, a member of Board of Governance at Oakbrook Business School addressed the participants. He explained about a child’s state of mind while being in class through his childhood experience. He talked about day dreaming, detouring which children usually do while in school. He discussed about difficult techniques of teaching to make learning more effective and interactive.


The last session was the open house discussion in which participants shared their experience and discussed to make the teaching experience and more joyful and effective.


It was a good interactive workshop where everyone participated and even the workshop was well received by the attendee.



4th HR Conclave on HR Competencies for Today & Tomorrow | 30th January, 2016



Oakbrook Business School organized its 4th HR Conclave on 30th January 2016. The newly formed HR Club – “HARMONY” presented the theme of the event by beautiful rangoli depicting its logo. The objective of this conclave was to understand how business entities are re-engineering their various HR functions and adopting new practices to make HR more competent.


The event started with lightning of the lamp by all the dignitaries & delegates from different institutes. Ms. Shraddha Sheth, Academic head of Oakbrook Business School, acknowledged dignitaries with flowers and gave the welcome note. Ms. Sheth introduced all the dignitaries with the beautiful journey of Oakbrook Business School till date and also briefed them about all the previous three HR Conclaves organized by OBS. Ms. Sheth explained the importance of this conclave to the students and how it would be helpful for them to decide their specialties for internship (SIP) and final placement as well.


Dr. D. M. Pestonjee, former professor, IIM, was the Chief Guest and first speaker of the morning. Dr. Pestonjee briefed about the evolution of the human resource from 1000 AD to the present. Sir gave an infamous case about ‘Infant Labor’ from 19th century, England to explain the importance of the HR as a concept and its need in various industries. Dr. Pestonjee explained the concept of three H, i.e., the Hand, the Head and the Heart which relates to the paradigm shift happening in the HR industry today. Sir also threw some light on the various challenges being faced by the HR industry related to hiring new employees and other uncommon issues such as role efficacy in organization, spirituality, learned optimism, health, wellbeing and happiness, virtual teams, and few others.


Next distinguished speaker of the day was Mr. Mitesh Rathod who is a young entrepreneur, founder of KAS Consultancy based in Bhavnagar. Mr. Rathod’s center of focus was PMS (Performance Management System). Sir enthusiastically explained the concept of PMS and in what crucial ways it is different from the PA (Performance Appraisal). Students of Oakbrook Business School were very motivated by Mr. Rathod as he sets a very unusual but a successful example of scope for HR personnel in entrepreneurship. Mr. Rathod also gave an opportunity to the students at the end of the session to interact with him in which he could answer their queries and guide them for their career.


Mr. Babu Thomas, Regional Head – HR from the GVK EMRI group was the guest of honor of the event. He definitely left a mark on the student’s minds through a lively presentation on Employee Engagement. Mr. Thomas shared the vision and mission of the GVK EMRI 108 Service and shared some extra ordinary achievements of the 108 service for example attending to 3000 emergencies a day on an average, article about 108 Service in Harvard Business Review and the coveted award for the Best HR Practice in North India. Mr. Thomas credited all of these achievements and growth to the concept of Employee Engagement, stating that Employee Engagement is a bigger concept than Motivation. Mr. Thomas explained various aspects of employee engagement such as different types of engagement, roots of engagement, engagement activities and benefits of engaged employees. Mr. Thomas also shared few Employee Engagement practices adopted at GVK EMRI like engagement activity calendar, periodic assessment, compulsory training for each employee, regular fun activities, participation of every employees in PMS & PA process.


Vote of thanks was given by Ms. Radha Gandhi to all dignitaries, guests and Oakbrook family members for making the event memorable which was followed by a group photo session.




Inauguration of Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IIEDC) at Oakbrook Business School on Thursday, 3rd December, 2015

1Oakbrook Business School took new step towards development by starting Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship Development Centre (IIEDC). The incubation centre was inaugurated by Sameer Somal, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Ocean Global Wealth New York, USA. Mr. R. J Shah, CEO SEZ Dahej, Mr. Salil Bhatt, Mr. Gawai, Mr. Hemang Desai, Mr. Sunil Bhaktani, Mr. Yogen Bhatt and other distinguish guest were present in inaugural function.


Ms. Shraddha Sheth, Academic Head of Oakbrook Business School welcomed Mr. Sameer Somal and Mr. Amitsingh Gohil, TiE Ahmedabad.

Mr. Chandramauli Pathak, faculty at Oakbrook Business School then gave a presentation introducing the incubation centre. Mr. Pathak discussed the topics of entrepreneur empowerment and entrepreneurial axis. The vision, mission, objectives of the incubation centre were also discussed in the presentation. Mr. Pathak also explained what actually the centre will offer and all the proposed activities with their expected output. Mr. Pathak gave a clear understanding of incubation centre.


Mr. Sameer Somal took the first lecture of the incubation centre on topic ‘Opportunities in Entrepreneurship’. Mr. Somal excited to deliver a lecture at Oakbrook Business School started with discussing goals of the lecture. Mr. Somal showed his perspective towards entrepreneurship, general mindset regarding entrepreneurship. Mr. Somal cleared that finance is not first requirement to start a business, this is just a misconception and should be removed.

Students got broad view on topics like concepts of entrepreneurship, perspective on decisive actions, leadership, importance of developing technical competitive advantage, financial planning, purpose of mentorship, realities of mentorship and effective characteristics of effective mentor and mentee.  Students also understood of how to build intangible asset, emotional intelligence and four main skills of emotional intelligence.  Mr. Somal explaining about how to expand the network emphasized more on doing so with authenticity.


Mr. Somal concluded his thought-provoking session by sharing his context on diversity, idea of developing global market and developing innovative culture.

Ms. Sheth gave a vote of thanks to all guests for being the part of the inaugural function followed by a lecture.


Marketing Conclave on Advertising & Marketing Communication – The Paradigm Shift | 12th September, 2015


Oakbrook Business School organized Marketing Conclave on Advertising & Marketing Communication- the Paradigm Shift on Saturday, 12 September 2015. Students of SEM I and III along with faculties of other premier colleges of Ahmedabad were the participants of the marketing conclave.

Marketing Conclave started with the welcome address given by Ms. Shraddha Sheth, Academic Head of Oakbrook Business School. Ms. Sheth welcomed the esteemed speakers and audience of the conclave and told that this marketing conclave will have discussion on the huge transformation in advertising and marketing – the paradigm shift. Ms. Sheth briefed about the background of students & the philosophy of Oakbrook in grooming the students. Ms. Sheth discussed the tools of marketing which has changed over a period of time & social media, e-commerce have taken the new heights of communication. Ms. Sheth welcomed the guest & thanked Dr. Gopalkrishnan for bringing such galaxy of speakers in campus.

Mr. Sanjay Chakraborty, Marketing Communication Advisor was the Guest of Honor of the event. Mr. Chakraborty is marketing professional having two decade of extensive experience in Sales, Marketing, Communication and Advertising. Mr. Chakraborty started his presentation by giving example of mineral bottle wherein audience were ready to buy mineral water only with a reputed brand name label. Mr. Chakraborty emphasized on the fact that we, human being don’t only buy name or symbol but along with it we also buy peace of mind and trust. Mr. Chakraborty said that product with both physical and psychological attribute are bought in general. Mr. Chakraborty quoted that successful brands are timeless and explained the concept of brand, process of communication, tools of communication, difference of then and now. Mr. Chakraborty told that number of advertisements is not counted; impression on our mind is just what is remembered. The marketing and advertising field has turned to retainer-ship from fee and understanding new Indian consumer is required  as demographics is no more one of the discriminators. Mr. Chakroborty concluded his presentation by saying that advertising is based on happiness and all should practice it. Mr. Chakroborty enlightened us with the concepts of marketing and advertising which was thoroughly enjoyed by all sitting in the hall.

Mr, Arun Awasthi, Entrepreneur, Bonoboz Marketing Service Pvt. Ltd. was the keynote speaker of the marketing conclave. Mr. Awasthi started presentation by showing the statistics of India and the growing number of internet user. Mr. Awasthi also showed the concept difference of then and now. In the end Mr. Awasthi ended his presentation after showing implications of different medias of marketing. Mr. Awasthi focused his discussion on the internet and increasing reach of social media and digital marketing.

Prof. Alan D’ Souza, Dean Shanti Communication School and Shanti Business School was the Chief Guest of the Marketing Conclave. Prof. D’ Souza was one of founding member of MICA and have experience of around 40 years in the marketing communication, branding, advertising, media & education. Prof. D’ Souza started with the topic paradigm shift by describing events of 2011, 2012 and 2013-14. Prof. D’ Souza then spoke about the drivers of media change- media on go, Savvy & new age consumers, digital content, regional markets. Prof. D’ Souza also shared his views on key trends of media. Prof. D’ Souza said that power of idea is much more powerful, instead of investing in shooting and increasing advertisement creation budget. Prof. D’ Souza emphasized to keep overall IMC (Integrated Marketing Communication) Strategies. Prof. D’ Souza concluded with 3 points- marketing communication is becoming central to branding, practitioners need to adapt quickly to changing times, greater accountability for content & marketing communication. Prof. D’ Souza presentation gave valuable marketing insights to audience.

Mr. Anand Desai, Deputy General Manager L&T, was another key note speaker of the event. Mr. Desai said that infrastructure industry has a great scope of marketing and advertising. Mr. Desai said that infrastructure industry spend little in the marketing and advertising. Infrastructure industry does advertising indirectly like sponsoring event. Mr. Desai also explained the components of marketing plan. Mr. Desai gave new focus area for marketing & advertising to young upcoming marketers.

Mr. Palak Sheth, Board of Governance of Oakbrook Business School, also came forward to share his views on marketing and advertising. Mr. Sheth asked the dignitaries that how a market strategy has to build up for a good institution. Mr. Sheth emphasized that each marketer need to build some advertising principles as demographic is not a restriction nowadays. Moreover, marketers tend to be dynamic with the changing environment.

Vote of thanks for the first session was given by Mr. Jignesh Darji, marketing faculty of the institute. Mr. Darji thanked Dr. Gopalkrishnan, Mr. Saleel Bhatt & Mr. Chandramauli Sharma for referring the speakers of the day. Mr. Darji also thanked Oakbrook team and students for making event successful.

Post Lunch was the poster making competition, wherein 20 groups each with four students’ participants participated actively. Poster advertising is a mass medium capable of making a rapid impact and so poster making competition at marketing conclave was icing on the cake.

The entire group were given broad topics of various sector like fitness industry, insurance industry, tourism industry, joint defence services, promoting yoga, online retail business, medical tourism, political campaign,  education sector, food industry, promoting India, etc. each team had 45 minutes of time for completing their posters. Time was up and the teams submitted their creative posters.

Mr. Chandramauli Pathak welcomed Ms. Megha Bhatt one of the judge for the competition.

Ms. Megha Bhatt has done Ph.D from ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and currently is working as teaching assistant in applied botany centre for climate change and impacts management. Ms. Bhatt has authored and co-authored many research papers. Ms. Bhatt has collection of herbaria greater than 200 wild plants in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu and also more than 75 economically important plants. Ms. Bhatt has knowledge of Landscape Designing, Bonsai making and horticulture. Ms. Bhatt have been awarded silver medal from “Friends of Trees” society for having herbariums of rare plants. Ms. Shraddha Sheth welcomed Mr. Navin Dhagat another judge for the competition.

Mr. Navin Dhagat is Diploma in Painting D.T.C., Art Master. Mr. Dhagat has completed his training in Fresco and Mural techniques, Banasthali, Rajasthan. Mr. Dhagat also has to his credit many awards from Mysore Dashera Exhibition in 1970, Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy in 1972, 1975, 1989, 1992 & 1996, Drawing Chandigarh in 1984 and All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi in2009 and2010. Mr. Dhagat has done his fellowship programme in Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy for the year 1999-2000. Mr. Dhagat is also the founder member of the Vibgyor Group, Ahmedabad and presently is active with ‘Astitva Art Foundation’ with motivation to nurture expression in society & working on his new series of paintings

Now it was the time for judgement. Each team was given 3 minutes time for presenting their posters in front of the judges and the fellow participants. While presenting their posters students explained their company logo, tagline, service or product they are offering. Thought process of students on various topics reflected through this exercise. After the presentations judges gave a thorough look at all the posters again. It was a tough time for judges to give a judgement!!

Before giving the judgement, Judges shared their experience with the audience.

Ms. Bhatt addressed the participants and advised them to be the best in this competitive world. Ms. Bhatt told that it is necessary to be a good individual, only obtaining a degree won’t work. Ms. Bhatt then congratulated all students for having such a good time. In end she concluded with a simple advice of always keeping the protocol of anything to be done in mind and work accordingly. Ms. Bhatt was amazed seeing the creative minds of the students.

Mr. Dhagat gave a feedback that passing a judgement was an exam for him. According to Mr. Dhagat each and every poster was good but they had no option then to give prize to 3 best posters. He concluded by advising the students that involvement in art is necessary and students should do with heart whatever they do.

Mr. Chandramauli Pathak also shared his feedback that it was a great group activity conducted by Oakbrook Business School as a part of Marketing Conclave.

Finally most awaited results were announced by Mr. Jignesh Darji marketing faculty & coordinator of the Marketing Conclave. Deal in Pocket Poster of E-commerce industry, DivyaSun Power Poster for Solar Energy, Tourism Industry Poster were the winners.

Ms. Shraddha Sheth, the Academic Head of Oakbrook Business School gave a vote of thanks.

The marketing conclave arrangements justified the quote by Kevin Michel – “Small Shifts in your thinking and small changes in your energy can lead to massive alterations of your end result.”

Orientation Programme for Sem III Students @OBS – 10th August 2015


Oakbrook Business School gave warm welcome to Semester III students after their successful completion of Summer Internships at end of first year. Students with more enthusiasm and practical insights are back to campus completing one more milestone towards their bright career.


Orientation Programme started at 10:00 a.m. with a welcome speech by Ms. Shraddha Sheth Academic Head OBS. Slide show of the OBS was shown and overall progress of OBS was shared with the dignitaries. Information related to Marketing, CSR, HR and other conclaves were shared by Ms. Sheth. She also shared the feedback of corporate & indicated to students that this is the last year in college and they should take it with utmost care and sincerity. If this year is not taken sincerely they will have hard life throughout in their career.


After the warm welcome given to the dignitaries, Chief Guest Mr. Dharmendra Joshi, Secretary General of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce of India shared his happiness of interacting with students. Mr. Joshi asked few questions to the students related to their goals where they see themselves in next 15 years. He explained students the importance of goal setting. According to him each individual is influenced by parents, friends, family, social groups, to choose careers but it is duty of individual to set some target to be achieved and what is the ultimate goal for setting such targets. Individual should know what exactly one will achieve from these goals. He emphasized on keeping happiness following the ethical path as the prior goal.


Mr. Mukund Shukla, Chief Manager, Circulation, Indian Express was the key note speaker for the event. He informed students that in any organization their own people are their first customers. According to him students should create a positive approach towards each and everything; he also explained the same with example of Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli. He also asked students to do SWOT analysis of themselves and also of the organisation where they will join for better growth. Mr. Shukla speech was thrilling and motivated the students to work hard for better career.


Next Speaker, Mr. Siddharth Shah, Entrepreneur, Shalibhadra Pvt. Ltd. also interacted with the students. Mr. Shah emphasized on developing a value system in life. He told that growth should be backed by strong values. It is necessary for students to make observations and have their own opinion to improve themselves. He also advised students to develop a habit of diary writing.


Mr. Saleel Bhatt, Former Business Head of Aashima Group & associated as visiting faculty with OBS then interacted with students wherein he asked students to prepare ignited & specific goals for short, mid and long terms. He told students to have a spark. If students will love their job they will excel in any field. The second most important thing he asked students to do is to develop networks and make best use of the social media tools. Mr. Bhatt speech ignited the students to be enthusiastic forever.


Mr. Palak Sheth, Member of Board of Governors also interacted with the students and explained them how life is always full of difficulties and responsibilities. He told students that it has been completion of one year in OBS and so now they should be more responsible. Every student should achieve with excellence. He also indicated the rules and regulations & how to make best use of the system. He told that MBA programme is challenging & if taken in right spirit it will make them better professional.

Vote of Thanks was given by Ms. Radha Gandhi.
At 12:00 p.m. after a small break, session was taken by Digvijay Katkar, Head Corporate Affairs at Apollo Tyre. Sir started the session by his view on life. According to him life has 3 parts
          1) Learning
          2) Applying what is learnt
          3) Proper Aptitude


Mr. Digvijay told that every individual is a manager as he has to manage his life, family and also profession. He emphasized on value system development. According to him nothing is impossible in life & one should learn to benchmark and cross it & make everything possible. Mr. Digvijay discussed about importance of leadership and being a leader. He shared that leadership is inbuilt process and comes from within and cannot be imposed. Mr. Digvijay also discussed about team building and its other aspects. Lastly he discussed about interpersonal skills which are most important in personal as well as professional life. He advised the students to keep SMART goals in life and always take a 360 Degree feedback.

In the session Mr. Digvijay gave 4 grandpa rules to students about how team of family can be made by not bringing dispute to family and respecting all the members. Mr. Digvijay also informed some dos and don’ts for life such as Never work in haste and avoid injustice.

After splendid learning students took lunch break at 2:00 p.m.


Post lunch session was conducted by Dr. A.P.Kuchadker, Professor Emeritus, IIT, Mumbai. Dr. Arvind also started his session explaining about how ethics are important in life. He discussed about the scope of HR in India and the need for potential people for the same. According to him concept of “Blended Learning” should be used often. He also discussed about team building and requirement for self learning. He ended his session introducing to students the importance of accepting life as an open ended question. He also gave example of Harvard University to give actual understanding of learning process.

The one day orientation programme ended and the Semester III students were taken introduced to the subject introduction by Ms. Radha Gandhi.

Students after the orientation are more sincere to work hard for achieving excellence in their career path.


Celebration of Independence Day of India in Oakbrook Business School



On the 69th Independence Day of India, flag hoisting ceremony was held at Oakbrook Business School at 0930 hours. Around 130 students participated in the ceremony accompanied by board members, faculties and staff.


At 0950 hours the Flag Hoisting was done by Mrs. Aruna Shah a lawyer by profession. After the flag hoisting everyone recited the National Anthem. Mrs. Aruna Shah then shared her view on Indian Liberation.

She expressed that today’s youth in rather of competing with each other should help each other for the development of the country. She also added that the struggle the freedom fighters have taken to give us Independent India and sacrifices made by the great souls for country and resident of the country should never be forgotten. Today’s Youth should always maintain Unity and the spirit of providing helping hand in development of the nation.

Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan advisor & member of Board of Governor interacted with the students to share his thoughts. Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan mentioned in his interaction that after Independence there were hardly few universities all over the country and today there are hundreds of universities present. The data itself shows what scope today’s youth have. Dr. Gopalkrishnan told the students that there are ample of opportunities with them and they should work hard and make optimum utilization of the resources available to them for their progress leading to the development of the country. Dr. Gopalkrishnan gave factual depiction of progress to students.


Mr. Palak Sheth, member of Board of Governors came forward to share his views. Mr. Palak shared about essentiality to be a MBA. According to Mr. Sheth, Management is the area which leads too many opportunities and management is core function of any activity done and students of Oakbrook Business School should be proud to select management as their career and work hard to develop excellence in their career path. Mr. Sheth shared journey of developing Oakbrook Business School at the end of his interaction which was a guiding light for the students of management.

Ms. Shraddha Sheth, Academic Head also took opportunity to interact with students on this occasion. She thanked all the students for doing elegant decoration in the campus and making adorable rangoli at the entrance gate. She even asked everyone to take a pledge with her that we will not cheat ourselves and anyone around.

Aayushi Bisht, host of the occasion called Lipson Paul OBS student of the first year to sing patriotic song. Lipson truly inculcated patriotism by his melodious voice.

Pooja Mishra shared some Google facts related to Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.

Safdar Karimi another student than took a quiz of the audience on topic “About our Country-India”.


After the Student Activities everyone proceeded to have light refreshments. Jai Hind!!

Oakbrook Business School Induction Program New Batch 2015-17


Oakbrook Business School organized the orientation program for their 2nd batch 2015-2017. All the students were excited and enthusiastic about taking a step ahead in their career towards excellence. Students were also eager about knowing more about the college and faculties which will show them path towards Excellence.

Day 1 – 3rd August 2015:

Registration was done between 9:30 to 10:00 where students were offered flower and sweets after registering. Students entered the seminar hall where Mr. John Paul Sir, Faculty for Communication took a small session before the Chief Guest Arrived. Sir asked the students to view on difference between investments and spending, he also asked them to write about what they expect from Oakbrook Business School & where they want to see themselves after 2 years. Students were very much motivated in the session.

Chief Guest arrived at 10:30 and the lamp lightening was done by dignitaries Dr. Sunil Shukla, Ms. Ruzan Khambatta, Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan, Mr. Palak Sheth, Mr Chandramauli Pathak, Ms. Shraddha Sheth, and Ms.Nivedita Shrivastava. Ms. Shraddha Sheth, Academic Head of OBS gave the welcome speech. In her speech she told the students that it is a special moment for them & congratulated them to choose OBS. She also called out the name of rankers from GTU and she assumed that OBS will provide them opportunities to cherish their dreams.

Key note Speaker Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director of EDI before addressing the students complimented the other dignitaries for their work and then informed the students that taking degree just won’t work, students will have to use repository of resources available.He told students to work hard & optimize the best in these two years. Lastly he just ended with a line “If you see opportunities they multiply, if you ignore they die” Guest of Honor Mr. Dharmendra Joshi was not able to make it but gave all his compliments to OBS and its students for taking right decision.

Chief Guest Ms. Ruzan Khambatta, while addressing the students explained few quotes that can help to take proper decision.She gave very motivated example by quoting the Quotes like “Life is stricter than a teacher”, “Simple living High Thinking”. She even shared her views on lateral thinking and ended by sharing Secret of Success is right decision which comes from experience and experience comes from wrong decisions.

Dr, C. Gopalkrishnan, mentor & advisor started his speech by asking a question that why the students have opt for MBA? In his speech he led emphasis that getting job is not difficult but getting right skill for the job is difficult. He told that knowledge is important if one has knowledge, he will have power and money both. He also asked students to work hard & grow institution name which will be in end beneficiary to students only as for next 50-60 years they will use OBS name.

Mr. Palak Sheth, member of board governance then addressed the students by explaining them 80-20 theory of MBA. He indicated that students are required to put 80% effort & to do a lot of hard work & faculty will reciprocate by 20% efforts. Management Program is challenging program & require sincerity and professional approach. He told them that making decision is difficult and students should learn to know next best alternative.

Vote of Thanks was given by Ms. Radha Gandhi, faculty of OBS.

At 12:30 pm a small tea break was given after which the ice breaking session of Mr. Chandramauli Pathak started.

Pathak Sir started his session explaining the students the importance of knowing oneself, he then explained students how to introduce themselves and asked the students to think about the competency and capabilities they have based on which to add an adjective to their name. Sir then asked the students to divide themselves into group of 12 consisting of 6 boys and 6 girls. Each Group was given newspaper and they have been asked to make a company, brand name and a creative and innovative product.

Subsequently, students presented their products and company Students came up with very innovative ideas and where judged the most innovative product was the floating bed. In the concluding session sir explained the objective behind the activity and also told the students that without vision nothing can be done. Before aiming something or making goals visualization & development of synergy is necessary.

Day 2- 4th August 2015

All students were enthusiastic for their first industrial Chhatral, Ahmedabad & reported to OBS by 9:15.At 9:30 they left the campus to visit Vishal Packaging Pvt. Ltd. Students reached the industry and there they were divided into 2 groups so that they can visit the plant properly.Students interacted with officials of Vishal Packaging.The official Mr. Nilesh Pandya explained the entire process, gave overview of industry & answered all questions of students. He inspired students & motivated them while answering the questions. Students got the insight of industry.

After the lunch break the students were asked questions by the faculty and were asked to make presentation in groups as done on the first day. The students presented the operating cycle of the company, challenges then workers faced in the factory and also gave suggestions that if they were managers how they would have solved that problems. 12 groups gave their presentation and suggestion out of which 2 groups have detailed information of operating cycle and their understanding about the company.

Day 3 – 5th August 2015

Students gathered in seminar hall at 9:30 am after which they got half hour time prepare for the presentation topic given on day 1 of orientation. 10:15am Mr.Chandramauli Pathak started taking the presentations. There were 9 groups formed and discussions were done on 9 different topics. Students have to give oral presentation in which they used their own creativity ideas to present. Few group used Role play method, while some gave both positive & negative sides of the topics like Who is good manager?, Online & offline shopping, Yoga for betterment of tomorrow, Today’s Youth, Effect of TV Commercial, Make in India, China market and also Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Pathak Sir concluded the session by giving his views and suggestion to improve to students.

Post lunch session was taken by Mr. John Paul and Ms. Shweta, they gave the presentation on Neev (beginnings) Sir explained the value of time, Importance of learning English and possessing employability skills. Sir also discussed about skills that employer looks for and told the batch to be more interactive and confident in expressing their views.

Subsequently, Dr. Gopalkrishnan took a session wherein he firstly discussed with students how they will have to study in MBA. He explained that managerial problems are different from time to time, country to country and situation to situation. He explained that communication skills, Conceptualization and implementation plan preparation are most important. Then sir gave an example and discussed the case of Dashman Company with the students. Lastly he spared time for the question and answer sessions.

Thereafter Mr. Jignesh Darji, faculty explained the evaluation criteria and disciplinary criteria and students need to follow in campus. The Question answer session was also there where students were free to ask solve any query regarding the college, its activities, evaluation criteria, learning pattern. Students were seen more confident at end of orientation program and the happiness of selecting best suitable MBA College for them can be seen on their smiling faces.