Celebrating International Week at Amity University Haryana

“Embarking on a Transformative Journey: Amity University Gurugram’s International Women’s Week Celebration starts with a week-long Leadership Development Program, aptly named ‘Empowering Women For Leadership: Progressing Together,’ curated by the esteemed Academic Staff College.” from 04-08 March, 2024 

 The celebrations inaugurated with the symbolic lighting of the lamp, ushering in an atmosphere of inspiration and enlightenment. A harmonious invocation of muses followed, resonating with the spirit of the program, a celebration of music and creativity that set the tone for the empowering week ahead.

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 During the Inaugural, Prof PB Sharma, the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Gurugram, shed light on the profound role of women in mythology, emphasizing the timeless importance of honesty and kindness in their narratives. Drawing parallels to ancient wisdom, he underscored the significance of these virtues as timeless guiding principles for leadership. Prof Sharma emphasied on Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Spiritual Quotient (SQ) in effective leadership. He spoke eloquently about the need for leaders, especially women, to navigate with emotional intelligence and spiritual insight, fostering a holistic approach to decision- making. Prof Sharma took a moment to acknowledge the commendable gender ratio within the faculty at Amity University Gurugram, emphasizing a balanced representation. His encouragement for women not to sacrifice their potential resonated deeply, promoting a culture of empowerment and equal opportunities. Prof Sharma address served as a beacon for the empowering journey that lay ahead, leaving a lasting impact on all those fortunate enough to be present during this significant event.

 Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, Chair – G20 Empower India & Past President – FICCI delivered a compelling address on International Women’s Day. With eloquence and authority, she shared insights and perspectives that resonated with the spirit of empowerment and gender equality. Dr. Reddy’s words encapsulated the essence of the occasion, inspiring and motivating everyone present. Her impactful contribution during the International Women’s Day celebration left a lasting impression, further emphasizing the importance of women’s leadership and their invaluable role in shaping a progressive society.

 Ms. Anna Roy, Principal Economic Adviser – NITI Aayog, Government of India, shared a unique perspective on women’s empowerment, highlighting her personal stance on the term. She acknowledged her privilege, emphasizing the scarcity of opportunities for many women. Ms. Roy stressed the importance of supportive mentors and addressed issues in Cyber- Physical Technology, particularly information asymmetry. Advocating collaborative programs for the Women Entrepreneurship Cell, she expressed concerns about excessive funding focus, urging recognition of efforts. Drawing from cultural references, she emphasized the value of hard work and cited Prime Minister Modi’s proactive stance on A.I. Ms. Anna Roy’s insights underscore the need for collective efforts and strategic focus for an empowered future.

 Dr. Meeta Brahma, Director NIIT Ltd, during her engaging address, delved into the remarkable work of NIIT in empowering individuals through technology. She shared insightful perspectives on how technology can be a catalyst for empowerment, transforming lives and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth. Dr. Meeta Brahma drew inspiration from management guru Peter Drucker, quoting his wisdom on managing oneself. She emphasized the critical importance of self-awareness, urging the audience to reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Dr. Brahma introduced the concept of “Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver.” This framework encapsulated a holistic approach to goal setting and achievement, inspiring the audience to envision their aspirations, strategize a plan, and diligently work towards realizing their dreams.

Prof Dr. Rajita Kulkarni, Hon’ble President, Sri Sri University, Odisha, shared impactful insights on leadership, emphasizing genuine connections, courage, and effective communication. Beyond conventional traits, she highlighted self-discovery, adaptability, and stress relief through practices like meditation. Dr. Kulkarni promoted a problem-solving mindset, advocating resilience and adaptability. Stressing the role of a robust team, she explored diverse leadership styles with a focus on collaboration and empowerment. Her dynamic presentation left a lasting impact, equipping the audience with strategies for navigating evolving leadership landscapes and fostering empowerment and motivation.

 Prof. Sanjana Vij, Prof, Liberal Arts, Director, Academic Staff College, Amity University Haryana delivered a powerful Opening Address on Women’s Day, emphasizing the Leadership Development Program’s role in enhancing faculty growth and fostering essential leadership skills. Her impactful speech set the tone for a transformative journey, highlighting the program’s significance in empowering women within the academic community. Prof Sanjna Vij’s words resonated with a clear vision for personal and professional development, inspiring participants to actively engage in the program for valuable insights and growth opportunities.

 “An inspiring turnout of 95 eager learners, including Heads of Departments, faculty members, and dedicated research scholars, enthusiastically registered and actively engaged in our transformative Leadership Development Program, titled ‘Empowering Women For Leadership: Progressing Together.’

 In a heartfelt Vote of Thanks, Prof. Sanjana Vij extended her gratitude to the esteemed speakers, dignitaries, and participants whose presence and contributions enriched the Leadership Development Program.

24th INBUSH ERA World 2024 Conference begins at Amity University

Amity International Business School, Amity University organized a three-day mega international business horizon conference “INBUSH ERA World Conference 2024” on the theme “Empowering Change through Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Community” to provide knowledge to students in the context of business and research. The conference was inaugurated by Prof. (Mrs.) Eli Clemons, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education), Monash University, Australia, Dr. (Mrs.) Mandy Mock, Founder & CEO, AppliedHE, Singapore, Dr. Ashok Kumar Chauhan, Founder Chairman, Amity Education Group, Prof. Rogelio Minana, Vice Provost (Global Engagement), Drexel University, USA , The event was conducted by Dr. Rohit Verma, Dean, Darla Moore College of Business, University of South Carolina, Dr. Gurinder Singh, Vice Chancellor, Amity Group and Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University.

Inaugurating the conference, Prof. (Mrs.) Eli Clemons, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education), Monash University, Australia, said, “Founded in 1958, Monash University has a 60-year legacy that inspires students to question, challenge and influence. We have earned global reputation in research, teaching and enterprise and are committed to creativity and innovation. Monash University is one of the top 50 universities in the world . Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Clemmons highlighted the areas of teaching, research values and said “ we are trying to address the current challenges of the era such as climate change, geopolitical security and community prosperity. We promote collaborations with other institutions of the world to provide a global exposure to students, including developing collaborations with Amity University in India”.

Dr. Mandy Mock, Founder & CEO, AppliedHE Singapore, said that Universities undertake research as very important activity apart from academics, therefore it is necessary to motivate research. She said that such business and research based conferences provide an opportunity to the students for global exposure and are beneficial for their professional life. Dr. Mock said that this three-day conference organized by Amity will develop mutual global cooperation between institutions.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Education Group said, “At Amity, we provide value and culture based learning to students and create an ecosystem of research and start-up which helps students become global citizens. Dr. Chauhan said that such conferences provide global exposure to the students and for the holistic development of the students, guidance of experts like you is necessary which will bring about a big change in their lives. Today, our country is on the path of a developed India and the role of Amity youth in nation building will be crucial.

Prof. Rosellio Minana, Vice Provost (Global Engagement), Drexel University, USA, said that such large conferences are beneficial for students and institutions. We are also focusing on the flow of students and teachers to each other’s institutions by developing collaborations with reputed institutions like Amity in India. He advised the students that humanity is most important and education helps in becoming better human beings.”Collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication and community are the cornerstones of any development, so it’s important to understand their importance and every educational institution should work towards that,” said Dr. Rohit Verma, Dean of the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore College of Business.

Dr. Gurinder Singh, Group Vice Chancellor, Amity Group welcomed the delegates present and said that the objective of this international conference is to provide a platform to industry, academia, research scholars and students to consider building sustainable global organizations through collaboration, creativity, critical thinking , communication and community. In this 24th International Trade and Research Conference, INBUSH ERA World Conference 2024, a large number of academicians, industrialists, businessmen etc. from the country and abroad will express their views. Under this, over 600 research papers will be presented and academicians will deliberate on several issues pertaining to NEP 2020 and other areas.

Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University said that providing global exposure to students was started with the inception of Amity. The mutual collaboration provides an opportunity to the students to understand the education system including the business culture of other countries. Under the new education policy, today students are getting opportunities for dual degree, joint degree etc. and should make full use of these opportunities.

On this occasion, Prof. (Mrs.) Eli Clemons, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education), Monash University, Dr. (Mrs.) Mandy Mock, Founder & CEO, AppliedHE, Singapore, Prof. Rosellio Minana, Vice Provost (Global Engagement), Drexel University, USA were presented with the Amity Global Academic Excellence Award. Prof. Yug Shung Kim, Vice President, Global Sales & Distribution, Ola Electric Technologies Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Jaydeb Nadan, Chief Operating Officer, Adani Power Limited were honoured with the Amity Global Corporate Excellence Award. Dr. Rohit Verma, Dean, Darla Moore College of Business, University of South Carolina, was awarded the Amity Academic Excellence Award. In addition, Mr. Bipul Chandra, MD, Ducati India was conferred with the Amity Corporate Excellence Award.

Also present on the occasion were Dr. Gregory Cusack, Chief Course Work Officer, Monash University, Prof. Anthony Forster, Vice Chancellor, University of Essex, UK, Dr. W. Selvamurthy, President, Amity Science Technology and Innovation Foundation. During the Conference, the IEEE Special Issue of the INBUSH ERA World Conference 2024, Case Research Special Issue with Case Centre UK and conference based books were also released.