Independence Day Celebration
On the 15th of August, 2023, the Army Institute of Management Kolkata reverberated with exultant celebrations in honor of India's Independence Day. The campus was transformed into a tapestry of patriotism, adorned with vibrant tricolor decorations that echoed the nation's diversity. The day commenced with a poignant flag hoisting ceremony, an emblematic gesture embodying the essence of freedom. United in purpose, the institution's faculty, staff, and students congregated to pay heartfelt homage to the gallant freedom fighters, rekindling the flame of nationalistic zeal. Amidst spirited cultural performances and eloquent speeches, a poignant tribute was rendered to the indomitable armed forces, underscoring their selfless dedication. This day encapsulated a mosaic of reflection, gratitude, and a resolute recommitment to India's cherished ideals.
Painting Competition - Theme “Independence Day: Har Ghar Tiranga”
On the vibrant morning of August 13th, an aura of creativity enveloped the premises of Army Institute of Management, Kolkata, as students from both batches, along with the esteemed presence of the Director and Registrar, engaged in a spirited drawing competition. The event aimed to celebrate and exhibit the artistic prowess of the institute's community.
With a resounding spirit of patriotism, the theme "Independence Day: Har Ghar Tiranga" was chosen, resonating with the spirit of unity and national pride. The participants poured their heart and soul into their creations, using an array of colors and strokes to bring to life the vision of a flag-adorned nation.
The atmosphere was charged with enthusiasm and camaraderie as the participants delved into their artistic expressions. Each stroke of the brush was a tribute to the sacrifices and struggles of the freedom fighters who paved the path to a sovereign India.
The event not only allowed students to showcase their artistic talents but also served as a platform for fostering bonds among different batches and faculty members. The Director and Registrar, leading by example, showed their commitment to the institute's holistic development and encouraged the students to embrace their creative potential.
As the competition concluded, the walls adorned with vibrant expressions of patriotism stood as a testament to the institute's collective spirit. The drawing competition served as a reminder that artistic endeavors can transcend boundaries and serve as a powerful medium to convey messages of unity and nationhood.
26th Foundation Day Celebration
On July 28th, AIMK celebrated its momentous Foundation Day with enthusiasm and pride. The event brought the entire institute together to mark this significant milestone, reflecting on the journey from inception to the present.During the event, a video was played that brought back memories of the old campus and the newer one. The faculty and non-faculty members spoke, reminiscing about the college's founders Col S Rath, Col A Nagi, Col B Chakraborty and Dr. Anindra Kumar Haldar and their vision, which continues to inspire the institute. A significant topic of discussion was the challenging transition from the old campus to the new one amid the COVID pandemic. This marked a momentous occasion for AIMK, representing progress despite the challenges. One of the highlights of the celebration was a spectacular performance presented by our esteemed non faculty.
The presence of esteemed alumni like Soma Mal Banarjee, batch 1, a successful co-founder and CEO of Business Brio, added a touch of pride and inspiration to the occasion. She addressed students and shared her experiences about the evolution of the current AIMK campus. Retd Col MKR Varma, Registrar addressed the students by mentioning the faculty and non faculty members, being the backbone of AIMK's academic excellence, radiated excitement and joy as they fondly recollected their own experiences at the institute.
During the event, Dr. Abhishek Kumar, Principal emphasized on AIMK's excellence and the significance of the courses MCA along with MBA offered in the past. He encouraged students to reflect on how the institute, located within a hospital for more than 20 years, would retain that essence and build upon it to showcase its commitment to holistic education and opportunities. The event fostered a deep connection with past experiences, shaping the present and future of AIMK. The shared memories served as meaningful moments bridging the institute's history and future endeavors.
Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebration || 2023
Army Institute of Management Kolkata, observed Kargil Vijay Diwas by honoring and saluting the soldiers who laid down their lives for the nation during the Kargil War. They also paid a special tribute to Lieutenant Navdeep Singh Bains, an alumnus of the college from the MBA batch 11 who courageously served in the armed forces and made the ultimate sacrifice during the conflict. Kargil Vijay Diwas is a day of national pride and remembrance, serving as a reminder of the valor and selflessness displayed by our armed forces in protecting the nation.
Orientation Day: MBA27
The orientation day at AIMK for the MBA batch 27 was meticulously planned in welcoming and acquainting the new students with the institution. The day commenced on 17th July, with a sense of anticipation and excitement among the fresh batch of MBA students, the aim of the orientation program was not just to provide a holistic understanding of their academic journey at AIMK.
Maj Gen VS Ranade, the esteemed director of the college, warmly welcomed the students and delivered an inspiring speech, setting the tone for the day.
Retd Col MKR Varma, the Registrar of the college, followed with a presentation that delved into the college's administrative aspects. He elucidated the rules and regulations, ensuring that the students were well-informed about the code of conduct.
Dr. Abhishek Kumar, the Principal, encouraged the students to embrace a spirit of curiosity and lifelong learning throughout their academic journey.
Dr. Malini Majumdar, an eminent faculty member & Academic Coordinator, shared valuable insights into the academic and discussed the diverse and experienced faculty members, who are not only subject matter experts but also mentors to guide the students on their educational path.
Overall, the elaborate orientation day at AIMK undoubtedly left a lasting impression on the students. It not only equipped them with essential information but also instilled a sense of belonging and excitement for the forthcoming academic year.
Yoga Day Celebration
Every year, on June 21st, people worldwide come together to commemorate International Yoga Day. This special occasion serves as a reminder of the deep advantages that yoga imparts to our lives, encompassing both physical and mental well-being. Yoga extends beyond mere physical exercise and encompasses a comprehensive discipline that combines asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, and ethical principles. It is a practice that unifies the mind, body, and spirit, fostering self-awareness, stress reduction, and inner tranquility.
Princi from MBA-26 organized a yoga session for MBA-26, where she instructed us in several asanas, pranayamas, and concluded with meditation. The asanas included Sukh asana, Tada asana, Vriksha asana, Sarvang asana, Sav asana, Gomukh asana, and Trikon asana. The pranayamas consisted of Arunom vilom pranayama, Bhramri pranayama, Kapalbhati Pranayama, and Sheetli Pranayama.
As we celebrate International Yoga Day, let us embrace the profound benefits that yoga brings into our lives. By incorporating yoga into our college routines, we can enhance our physical well-being, reduce stress, and nurture inner harmony. Let us acknowledge the transformative power of this ancient practice in shaping our college journey, enabling us to thrive both academically and personally. So, unroll your yoga mat, take a deep breath, and embark on a journey towards holistic well-being. Namaste!
Session by Mr. Dipak H Agarwal CEO and founder of Onex Solution Private Limited on Mobile Marketing, 12 April 2023
Mobile marketing is a marketing strategy that specifically takes advantage of mobile channels like SMS & MMS messaging, mobile apps, messaging apps, and mobile-optimized browser sites to reach the target customers. Batch 25 got the privilege to meet Mr. Dipak H Agarwal CEO and founder of Onex Solution Private Limited. We had a very exciting and wonderful conversation on consumer behavior for Mobile Marketing. He covered various interesting topics and related them to real-life examples and case studies.
A very deep conversation had taken place on a proactive approach. After the pandemic, the customer buying behaviour is changed and now it’s more online - from buying food to home appliances. He also covered the marketing strategy and discussed the various tagline that needs to be used, for example why and how BMW’s tagline impacted the Indian market and how it got failed. He emphasized on business in a basic format like what are the aspects from where we can collect the data for the advertising and to target the right customer.
A nice interactive conversation was going on related to marketing research and why it is important in launching of any new product in the market. Students came to know that 2 to 3% of revenue is generally reserved for research work, understanding the customer and knowing what and how needs to be done and need to be created. The other interesting topic being covered was visual merchandising, test drive, segregated market, cloud kitchen, and dark stores.
Mr. Agarwal also discussed how the data is used by big firms to target the right customer and how it is a part of digital marketing. The lecture was very interesting and all the students were very enthusiastic in knowing about mobile marketing. We are very fortunate to have such a great personality with us.
Yog Shivir, March 2023
In today's fast paced world , anxiety and uncertainty takes a heavy toll on our physical and mental health. There needs to be a structured regime to address these issues for all and specially for the youth of our country. In the ongoing 'Azadi ka Mahotsav' celebration, Army Institute of Management, Kolkata collaborated Heartfullness Institute Inc., United States. As an initiative of the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, a 3-day 'Yog Shivir' was organised by Heartfullness Institute at AIMK. The 3 day was focused on:
- Day 1: Yoga for Mental Health Part1
- Day 2: Yoga for Mental Health Part2
- Day 3: Yoga for De Addiction / Weight care
AIMK is thankful for this life changing and energizing concept and we hope to continue in future in regular and structured manner.
“Interpreting the spirit of Calcutta for New Town” – Session with Mr. Debashish Sen (retd.), Chairman NKDA and MD HIDCO
On March 16th, 2023, the Army Institute of Management Kolkata invited Mr. Debashish Sen (retd.), Chairman NKDA and MD HIDCO, to a conversation on “Interpreting the spirit of Calcutta for New Town”. It was moderated by Dr. Sunandan Roy Chowdhury, the Chief Editor of Eastern Review. The event was also attended by the renowned artist Suvoprasanna and Mr Dhiman Das of K C Das. Debashis Sen mentioned several initiatives that have gone into making new town an inclusive city in the widest possible sense of the term such as spaces for senior citizens, creche for lower income groups, dedicated space for street food and a real tram car stationed at mother's wax museum. He also elaborated on the role of youth who make any city vibrant. A large number of audience who had gathered for the event appreciated the role of Debashis Sen as the chief mind behind the fact that New Town has not cut its umbilical chord with Calcutta. Many suggestions were also given to the Chairman NKDA and he promised to take all of them forward.
Session by Mr. Suman Banerjee, CHRO, ABP Pvt Ltd || 02 March 2023
Yet another insightful session for AIMK students on the topic Performance Management Systems and its linkages with compensation & Benefits Policy of an organization. It was delivered on 2nd March 2023 by our esteemed guest Mr. Suman Banerjee who is currently the CHRO at ABP Pvt Ltd.
Such sessions not only help the students to have in-depth understanding about a particular topic but also ensure to make the students corporate ready.
Once again thank-you Mr. Suman Banerjee for this incredible session.