The World Tourism Day was celebrated on 27/09/2022. The programme commenced with a prayer at 10.30 am. Ms. Sreelekshmi welcomed the president of the session, resource person, faculty members and students. The Principal and Director, Prof. (Dr.) B. Vijayachandran Pillai introduced the concept of health tourism and stressed the need and importance of wellness tourism in India and inaugurated the session. Thereafter, the resource person, Dr. K. Manivannan, Associate Professor, ASM delivered a talk on the topic Health and Wellness Tourism. During the presentation, he narrated the historical background of tourism industry in the world, India and Kerala and discussed the different aspects of health and wellness tourism. Ms. Anjana and Ms. Rekha presented the feedback of the session. Ms. Devika Uday proposed the vote of thanks to all the participants. The session was over by 12.10 pm.
ASM celebrated the World Patient Safety Day on 19.09.2022. The programme commenced at 10.30 am with a prayer. Ms. Sreelakshmi welcomed the President of the session, resource rerson and other participants. Dr. B. Vijaychandran Pillai (Principal & Director of ASM) inaugurated the session. Thereafter, the resource rerson Dr. Aashna Sidhic delivered a talk on the topic “Patient Safety”. Dr. K. Manivannan stressed the need of understanding the concept of patient psychology during the session. Ms. Seethalakshmi and Mr. Naseef presented the feedback of the session. Finally Ms. Sreelakshmi proposed the Vote of thanks and the session came to an end at 11.30 am.
A talk on Gender Egalitarianism started at 2.30 pm on 26 August 2022 at ASM seminar hall with a welcome speech by Sarath Sankar, first year MBA and followed by the presidential address by Prof. Dr. B. Vijayachandran Pillai. There after Sona Saji, first year MBA, introduced about the chief guest Adv. T. Reena Jaijith, practicing lawyer in district court at Palakkad for 24 years and also appointed as the Mediator advocate by Kerala State Mediation Conciliation Centre, High Court of Kerala. She mentioned about the inequality in the society, dowry system, domination by men, issues faced by married women with real case examples she dealt with the court. Finally she concluded that everyone should follow gender equality because everyone is treated as equal in front of law. Thereafter Principal and Director Prof. Dr. B. Vijayachandran Pillai honoured the chief guest with a memento. Sreelakshmi of first year MBA gave feedback about the session. The session came to an end with a vote of thanks by Sabin Kumar first year MBA.
On 25 August 2022, the ASM arranged an invited talk on ‘Banking Innovations’. Dr. Anil A V, International Banking Regulator served as the resource person. Prof. (Dr.) B. Vijayachandran Pillai, Principal and Director, ASM introduced the resource person to the participants and welcomed the gathering. Dr. Anil gave a brief account of innovations in banking sector in the current global scenario in a very creative style. The session was in an interactive style and students raised their queries which were clarified by the resource person. It lasted for one and half hours. Ms. Shara, II sem. MBA student proposed the vote of thanks to all the participants.
The Ahalia School of Management has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Nasra College of Arts and Science, Tirurkad, Malappuram District on 4th August 2022. The college offers UG and PG programmes in arts, science and literature subjects. The MoU aims at academic interaction and intellectual assimilation through faculty development programmes, seminars/workshops and conferences, research promotions and sharing of library information, publications and industrial visits on a collaborative basis.
The Ahalia School of Management organized a one-day interactive workshop on ‘Data Analysis on Academic Project through SPSS’ for IV Sem MBA students on 4th August 2022. Dr. M. Nikhil (Assistant Professor of Commerce and Vice Principal, Nasra College of Arts and Science, Tirurkad, Malappuram District) served as the resource person. The session was formally inaugurated by Prof. (Dr.) B. Vijayachandran Pillai, Principal & Director, ASM at 10 a.m. Thereafter, the resource person handled the session in an interactive style. He clarified all the queries of the students. Finally Ms. Deepthi K. (IV Sem MBA student) proposed the vote of thanks and the session came to an end at 1.20 p.m.
ASM arranged an invited talk on the topic Handling of Human Resources Effectively on 7th July 2022. Mr. Jimmy J. Nalappat, General Manager, HR, IIT Limited, Kanjikkode, Palakkad served as the resource person. Ms. Preethi Mole A. T. welcomed the Chief Guest and all faculty members and students to the meeting. Prof. Dr. B. Vijayachandran Pillai, Principal and Director, delivered the presidential address and in his speech he stressed the changing role of HR Managers in Business Organizations. Mr. Jimmy .J. Nalappat gave an overview of HRM function and duties of HR Managers in a practical approach. It was an interactive session. The resource person clarified all the queries of students in a very satisfactory manner. Dr. Jagadeesh S.N, faculty, ASM coordinated the programme. The programme came to an end at 4 p.m. Mr. Sabinkumar S. (II Sem MBA student) proposed the vote of thanks to chief guest and others participants.
ASM conducted a special program in connection with Chartered Accountants Day on 1st July 2022. Ms.Sarangi Mohan welcomed the President of the session, the Chief Guest and faculty members and students to the meeting. CA Anil K. C., Practicing Chartered Accountant and Consultant, Ahalia Group was the Chief Guest. Prof. Dr. B. Vijayachandran Pillai, Principal and Director, in his presidential address explained the role of Chartered Accountants in the current scenario of LPG. CA Anil K. C. concentrated his talk on three areas namely CA examination pattern, role of CAs in Accountancy profession and career opportunities of CAs in India and abroad. The students raised queries like the papers in the examination, papers exempted if any for MBA candidates etc. He clarified all the queries raised by the students and faculties. Ms. Jisha O. and Ms. Manju coordinated the programme. Ms. Sarangi Mohan and Ms. Seethalakshmi were the student coordinators. A total of 56 students from second semester MBA, second semester BBA and nine faculty members were attended. Ms. Seethalekshmi proposed the vote of thanks to the chief guest and all others who participated in the session.
A talk on Financial Crisis of Sri Lanka was arranged by the I Sem. MBA students on 6/5/2022 at 2 p.m. Professor Dr. B. Vijayachandran Pillai (Principal and Director ASM) inaugurated the session and explained the current economic situation of Sri Lanka. In his inaugural address, he narrated the reasons for the country’s current financial crisis. The first semester students namely Abhjiya Sara Biju, Chaithanya, Seethalekshmi, Anjana, Vimal Raj and Arjun Suresh co-ordinated the session and discussed the historical background of Sri Lanka, export and import strategy and present financial position of Sri Lanka.
ASM organised an invited talk on Career Guidance and Life Insurance Awareness on 05-05-2022 at 2 pm. Prof. Dr. B. Vijayachandran Pillai (Principal & Director) introduced the resource persons and welcomed them. He stressed the need for life insurance in this globalised era. Thereafter, the resource person Ms. Salomi C M, Senior Branch Manager, LIC of India, Palakkad Branch 1, gave an insight on life insurance from the beginning till date. She explained the role of LIC in the life insurance market in India and abroad. The other resource person, Mr. Vijaya Kumar P. V., Chief Life Insurance Advisor, narrated the career opportunities in life insurance sector and the service benefits of life insurance sector jobs. Finally, Mr. Arjun Satheesh proposed the vote of thanks to all those who participated in the programme.