Orientation Day is a big event in CBS calendar every year and this year also was no exception.
Orientation for the 11th Batch (2018-20)of the 2 yr full time AICTE approved PGDM Program was a 3 day affair ( 2nd-4th July) and like every year it was held in Michael Porter hall where all new students were welcomed warmly by the faculty and staff members of CBS.
Students were made familiar with their Professors, who gave presentations on what students would be studying for next 2 years, appraised about the various Clubs and their activities and generally were made aware of the entire academic calendar.
The session started with a welcome message by Prof. Sanjeev Bajaj- GM Admission, who emphasized on the importance and auspiciousness of the number 11, as this batch is the 11th PGDM batch of Calcutta Business School. The next speaker was Prof Suman Kr Dawn, Chairman PGDM Program and acting Principal who spoke about merits of hard work , discipline and focus in order to be successful in life. Prof Tamal Dutta Chaudhuri- Dean, spoke about the importance of Management Education while Prof Shekhar Choudhuri-Director spoke on VUCA which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity . Prof Siddhartha Sengupta – Associate Dean and Chairman ,Placement and Corporate Relations appraised students about current placement details and qualities required in a student from recruiters’ point of view.
Shri SK Birla, Chairman, Calcutta Business School interacted warmly with students narrating incidents from his own life and stressed upon importance of continuous learning together with agility and flexibility of mind.
Students were also made aware of the rules and regulations of the Campus, dos and don’ts of Hostel life, facilities and amenities available in the campus. In general they were made to feel comfortable in Calcutta Business School which would be their home for the next 2 years.
The 3 day Orientation Program ended with a ‘See Calcutta Tour’ organized by the College where students were taken to the iconic land marks of Kolkata to familiarize outstation students with the geography of the city .