Aligarh : Students of the Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) convened to showcase skills in broad arrays of corporate functions such as production, finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, supervision, planning of workflow, developing policies, measuring results, solving problems and monitoring budgets in the ASAAS-2022 programme at the Akhil Bansal Amphitheatre, Frank and Debbie Islam Management Complex.
“Management skills instill confidence in young students willing to get into the corporate work culture so that they can deal with the constantly changing and advancing world. When young professionals start their first management job, they are supposed to lead and manage other employees but aren’t equipped with the ability to do so. Learning good management skills through programmes like these is sure to help them get ahead in their career”, said the Chief Guest of the inaugural function, Prof Khalid Azam (Retired faculty member, Department of Business Administration).
He added: “ASAAS function, organised by students for the past 30 years, provides students with a platform to present their talents for achieving greater heights”.
Prof Salma Ahmad (Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Research) pointed out: “ASAAS programme is designed to hone management skills of business administration students. After participation in this event, students will not only be equipped with the necessary management skills that help them to understand the importance of setting realistic goals, but they will also understand the best ways of problem solving, learn how to manage expectations according to budgets, inculcate strong professional values, identify their strengths and weaknesses and learn to effectively work in teams”.
The Special Guest, Prof Mohd Wasim Ali (AMU Proctor) motivated the students to show their best in the event.
Prof Jamal A Farooquie (Chairman, Department of Business Administration) remarked: “The ASAAS event stands for building the foundation of management culture in students through the display of management skills and creativity”.
AMU alumnus Dhanjit Vadra (Renowned Businessman, Abdul Ghafoor Danish, Khurshid Sherwani (Qatar) and Areeb Ahmad (UAE) urged students to learn new management skills through extensive hands-on experience in a number of engaging exercises for understanding how managers exercise essential skills at modern workplaces.
In the welcome address, Prof Ayesha Farooq (Faculty-in-charge, ASAAS) gave an overview of the event since its inception.
Other Faculty-in-Charges Dr Asif Akhtar, Dr Ahmad Faraz Khan and Dr Zareen Husain Farooq stressed on improving soft skills such as communication and empathy for better team work and more progressive professional relationships.
They informed: “The first day of the event witnessed participation in huge numbers of students from various AMU colleges, schools and departments. These students engaged in contests of ‘Policy Challenge’, debates, solo singing, short story writing, self-composed poetry and other games.
‘Adab-e-Guldastan’, a panel discussion with Nawaz Deobandi as the Chief Guest and Prof F S Sherani (Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine) and Huma Khalil as the Guests of Honour was also held.
Prof Parvaiz Talib (Department of Business Administration) moderated the panel discussion.
Hafiz Imran Javed (Coordinator, ASAAS) extended the vote of thanks.