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Day 2: Orientation Program ASB

Day 2 of the orientation program witnessed an enriching and value-driven HR Conclave. The guests for the occasion shared their invaluable insights with the students. Dr. Maroof Ahmad Mir, Dean Academics Asian School of Business, moderated the conclave wherein he engaged the guests with lot many different questions to gain a multi-perspective view of the corporate sector from the conclave speakers. Ms. Sheetal Jerath Sharma, Associate Director, People & Culture, Grant Thornton and Mr. Rajat Sikka, Head Academics Relations- India North, TCS Ltd. offered students with multifaceted approaches of delving on the ideas of education, work, industries and success.

Mr. Rajat Sikka in his conversation laid emphasis on having an open mind which is always keen to learn, re-learn, mold, and develop itself. This he also termed as one of the key reasons for the success of TCS. Dr. Maroof praised TCS for its tremendous goodwill and reputation which it has gained over the years through quality work and services. Ms. Sheetal, in response to the question regarding what culture stands for Grant Thornton, elucidated that for them culture means what defines them. It was in 2019, that Grant Thornton witnessed a paradigm shift and declared themselves as Grant Thornton Bharat, with an aim to shape a vibrant Bharat.

The session was followed by the most awaited event of the Orientation Program, Start Up Idea of the Year which was graced and judged by the founder & CEO of Rage Coffee, Mr. Bharat Sethi. Mr. Sethi commenced his speech with the note that any startup should be laid on the foundation of something which one is really passionate for. In this way it will definitely be a success, either in terms of profits or the learnings which one would draw. As the competition began, the six students who had made it to the finals, presented their ideas and received critical acclaim for the same. The winner was awarded with an i-Pad, a trophy and a certificate from the Asian School of Business.