Aligarh : Newly admitted students in the courses of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Administration (International Business), Master of Business Administration (Hospital Administration) and Master of Business Administration (Islamic Banking and Finance) were given an overview of academic expectations to better prepare them for challenges of collegiate academics in the Orientation Program of the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Acclimating students to their new surroundings, Prof Salma Ahmed (Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Research) urged students to make the best use of the facilities at AMU to train on all fundamental domains including marketing, finance and HR.
“The Faculty of Management Studies at AMU provides an inspiring environment conducive to dream big and students need to put their best efforts”, she said in the welcome address.
Prof Jamal A Farooquie (Chairman, Department of Business Administration) gave an introduction to all faculty members.
“The teachers at the Department will provide students with the necessary corporate insights and develop their knowledge, skills, and attitude with training and development of communication, aptitude, and domain through classroom and activity oriented learning”, he emphasised.
Prof Mohammad Israrul Haque apprised the students with the curriculum and ordinances and discussed the best ways for credit points, availing internships and writing dissertations.
Prof Valeed Ahmad Ansari spoke about the abundant study and research material available at the Maulana Azad Library of the university and at the Seminar Library of the Department of Business Administration.
He emphasized the Mentor-Mentee scheme in the Department.
Prof Mohammad Naved Khan delivered a presentation on the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking of AMU and the Department of Business Administration and urged the new students to work on projects sponsored by different organizations to further improve the rankings.
Prof Javaid Akhter spoke on the history of the Department of Business Administration and the Frank and Debbie Islam Management Complex.
He highlighted the contributions of the senior teachers and alumni.
Prof Parvaiz Talib talked about the Frank and Debbie Islam Entrepreneurship and Incubation Centre and entrepreneurial activities at the Department.
He was speaking on the difference between job seekers and job creators and the alumni who became successful entrepreneurs.
Prof Ayesha Farooq encouraged students to participate in extra-curricular activities for personality development.
Prof Feza Tabassum Azmi made the new students familiar with the activities of the Training and Placement Cell.
Dr Zareen Husain Farooq extended the vote of thanks. Dr Asad Rehman conducted the program.
Final year students Zainab Fatima Bilgrami and Talha Jamal Shahid Khan shared their experiences.