CMS Business School, Centre for Executive Education & Entrepreneurship Development, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organized competency development program "Design Thinking for Problem Solving Masterclass" from December 1, 2020 to December 7,2020. The Masterclass sessions aimed to develop Design Thinking competencies to foster a customer-centric mindset by embracing empathy, appreciating the myriad dimensions of creativity, innovation, and change in problem-solving perspectives to develop new ways of thinking that can generate innovative solutions to improve efficiency, quality, productivity, and user satisfaction
The participants were made to do lively exercises in the Masterclass sessions to get into the real spirit of design thinking by experiencing various dimensions. The lead facilitator, Dr. Monoo John, wanted to convey an important reality that people wrongly associate Design thinking with Visual design which involves sketching and drawing rather it is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements to create and generate successful business.
The Lead Facilitator in the Masterclass session led participants through a variety of experiential activities such as
The Empathy experience by observing, engaging, and listening/ Using the Empathy Map to think and feel, Hear, See, Identify Pain Points and Gains.
Define events, challenges, problems, issues, needs, wants, desires, aspirations by understanding patterns, gaining insights, and focusing on pains and gains using the empathy map.
Ideate by translating problems into solutions. Going beyond obvious solutions into problems by leveraging creativity, group synergy, and evaluating ideas through Design thinking approaches to give the imagination a voice.
Prototype hands-on by building to think. A simple, and fast way to shape ideas so one can experience and interact with them. The lead facilitator engaged and involved participants in creating artifacts in low resolution making them sketch and draw and by helping participants to storyboard. They experienced Prototyping by creating a scenario in rough sketches or line drawing which they could role-play in a physical environment and getting others to experience solutions.
Test the idea by asking for feedback on your prototypes. Learn about users, reframe viewpoints and refine prototypes/ iterations by showing them to others, listening to what users have to say, and creating experiences by letting people talk about how they experience it and how they feel.
This focus was apparent across all seven days; the participants were engaged in absorbing immersive activities related to empathy attributes such as people spend a lot of time designing a bridge but not enough time thinking of the people who will cross it. This is where design thinking comes in with the application of empathy and design as the principles to build new things.
The participants also learned about how to apply DT Tools - Empathy Map, Business Model Canvas, Journey Map, Mind Mapping, Visualization, Storytelling Tools, Experiential understanding of Stanford University Design Thinking Framework, and University of Virginia, Darden Design Thinking Framework, how to use design thinking to generate innovative ideas, how to take the many ideas one generates and determine which ones are likely to produce specific, desired outcomes and to prepare to see and take action when the opportunity arises. The week-long Masterclass session was immensely informative, knowledge gaining, and enriching learning experience.
The session closed with a vote of thanks Dr. Sudarshan S, General Management RTCP Area Chair, and Dr. Uma Warrier, OB & HR Area RTCP Chair provided their valuable insights through a well-done Capstone review. The Masterclass was made possible through the proactive leadership provided by Director, CMS Business School, Dr. Dinesh Nilkant, and Dean Academics, CMS Business School, Dr. Harold Andrew Patrick. Mr. Harsha, Campus Manager, Ms. Rajini B, Administrative Coordinator, Mr. Srinivas, Design Consultant, Mr. Prithviraj, Library In-charge were completely involved at all levels of the Masterclass Sessions from design to registrations, marketing to execution.
VISHWAS JAIN (Deemed-to-be- University) the Student Counseling & Guidance Centre celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2021 at CMS-B school.
It was celebrated to cherish womanhood and pay tribute to the indomitable spirit of women across the globe, to mark their social, economic, cultural, and political achievements that give a reason to pause, re-evaluate and remember the inspiring stories of women.
The host for the day was Mr. Anirudh (CM Student, CMS-B School, JAIN (Deemed-to- be-University). He began the event by highlighting this year’s theme of women’s day, i.e., “Choose to Challenge” and brought light to the challenges faced by women in 2021 and called out gender bias and inequality to be diminished by embracing women's achievements to create an inclusive world.
Following the introductory welcome and speech by the host, Chaya Bagrecha shared her inspiring journey and life lessons as a woman with the audience and Mr. Sourav Srivastav gave a beautiful ode to women and sang a song about “Nari Shakti” urging women to follow their passion and fight for their rights.
The host then requested Dr. Uma Warrier to felicitate the heroes of the event- The SODEXO “Women Cleaning Staff” to honor their tireless work as a house-keeper who despite their regular responsibilities as a woman, strive hard every day to fight the germs and keep the CMS-B school campus clean for health & wellbeing of individuals.
The celebrations continued by Mr. Kushal (MHR student, CMS-B school, JAIN (Deemed-to-be- University) who dedicated a short film to women. He showed how women are not allowed to follow their dreams and passion but how little support and encouragement can help them achieve their fullest potential to succeed in life. The event then followed with some game and all the women were felicitated by a token of gratitude and love by Dr. Uma Warrier and the event ended with a vote of thanks to rejoicing the spirit of womanhood.
The coordinators for the event were, Dr. Uma Warrier, Professor & Area Chair, Chief Counsellor, JAIN (Deemed-to-be -University), and Ms. Heena Jain, Campus counselor, CMS-B school, JAIN (Deemed-to-be-university).
CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) conducted Counsellor’s training program on Enhancing a Better Bodily Health by FPA, India on March 6th 2021.
The training program was an initiative by the FPA, India in collaboration with VISHWAS, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). The program aimed to that equip and train the counselors with skills needed to address issues on women’s reproductive fitness and how to achieve and maintain a healthy body.
The Guest Speakers for the session were, Dr. Meenakshi Bharath (Cart Fertility IVF clinic, Gynecologist & Fertility Specialist), Dr. Shaibya Saldanha (Gynecologist & Cofounder of Enfold).
Both the key speakers spoke on women’s genealogical health, personal hygiene, body positivity, and adolescence, (PCOS)- Symptoms, Causes, Myths & Facts, the importance of physical fitness, and nutritious diet to maintain a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
VISHWAS counselors from different campuses along with Counsellors from various universities/ schools attended the session both online and offline. The event was highly informative, insightful and received great positive feedback from the participants.
The coordinators for the event were, Dr. Uma Warrier, Professor & Area Chair, Chief Counsellor, Jain (deemed-to-be-university), and Ms. Dikshita Bafna, Project lead of establishing sexual and reproductive health centers at universities.
CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) conducted Coffee Par Charcha on Analytics for Business on February 26, 2021.
The Coffee Par Charcha series is an initiative by CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), it is a program that allows the students to directly interact, question, and interview Industry experts.
As a part of the Coffee Par Charcha series a panel discussion was organized which consisted of esteemed panelist - Ms. Vijaya Ghosh, Data and Analytics Leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry, Mr. Kalpesh Gawli a professional expert with 6+ years of experience as Executive Assistant, Corporate Strategy, Data Analytics, Mr. Sridhar S works for Tata Communications Ltd as Vice President leading the Cloud and Security Businesses, Ramnath Pujar Vice President at IDFC FIRST Bank Bangalore a senior sales professional with over 16 years of experience in the field of Retail and Institutional Sales.
The panelist shared their perspective, interesting facts, and various aspects of analytics such as the challenges and scope in the field of analytics, the important models and software extensively used in Analytics, the future opportunities in Analytics, etc.
The panel discussion was followed by a Q & A session which was immensely interactive and fruitful. The overall event was a great success that culminated with positive feedback from the participants expressing their desire for more such events in the future.
CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) in collaboration with Rotary Club of Platinum City and Karunashraya Bangalore Hospice Trust conducted a “Cancer Awareness & Hair Donation Drive” on February 27, 2021.
The event on Cancer Awareness & Hair Donation Drive was an attempt to inculcate a sense of gratitude, sensitivity, and empathy amongst the students. The stigma around having cancer prevents people from seeking the help they require, causing their illness to progress to more severe stages. This event was a sincere effort to open a dialogue about cancer and its many facets: from early screening to the prevention of cancer and how as a society we can act as a catalyst to make the patients feel more comfortable.
The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Suresh Ramu, Co-founder, and CEO of CyteCare Super Specialty Cancer Hospitals, Bangalore. He enlightened the audience with information on cancer such as types of cancers, reasons for developing cancers, treatment details of cancers, and prophylactic measures, etc.
Besides the awareness campaign, a hair donation drive to support the needs of cancer warriors was also conducted, especially to understand the ache women and children feel who lost their hair to this illness. There were 12 donors including faculty members who contributed to the hair donation drive and strictly maintained the protocol of social distancing to conduct the objectives of the event.
The event was highly successful it motivated the spirit of life within us and also taught about the courage, and determination one needs to fight this battle against cancer.
CMS B School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) organized an online training program on “How to Retrieve Case Studies from E-Journals” Subscribed by CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University)” on January 27,2021.
The most fundamental component of management education is to develop and foster the students' skills to analytically evaluate information. The prime objective of an MBA course is not only to train the students in management but also to prepare them to administer key positions with appropriate skills that can help them in their workplace.
The key speaker for the event was Mr. Prithviraj, Librarian, CMS Business School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). He enlightened the participants on how using a case study from the present industrial scenario would be of immense relevance and importance in the context of functioning as a standpoint for envisaging different situations and learning by practicing.
While the recommended course material assists the student in gaining more knowledge, case studies facilitate in developing business wit and wisdom. Analyzing case studies provide ample scope for the application of information for example business cases direct the minds of the students in a particular situation and enable them to nurture the art of making astute decisions.
It was a great learning experience for the students who responded with positive feedback as they were elated to learn about the various aspects of case studies, build analytical skills and gain conceptual understanding. The training program not only enhanced rigorous thinking but enabled me to constructively approach any challenge.