Jaipuria School of Business (JSB), Indirapuram organized “Dr. Rajaram Jaipuria Memorial Debate” under the title ‘Manthan: Discover, Analyse, Speak’ on 1st December 2018. The event saw a participation of more than 75 teams from around 52 different colleges in Delhi NCR. The theme for the debate was “Education 4.0” which is all about aligning the skills of the students with the requirements of the Industry. It focuses on creating a productive workforce for the industry. It is completely technology driven. Its education anywhere anytime and social media, too, plays a vital role in it. The education system is directly impacted by the Industry and developments in the Industry. Educational Paradigms need to be changed or shifted with every revolution and thus, Education 4.0 must follow the needs of Industry 4.0.
The event began with the traditional lamp lighting ceremony. The programme was inaugurated by Sh. N. R. Dash, Group General Manager (Electrical), Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, who graced the occasion as the Chief-Guest. In his address, he talked about the changes being brought about in the education sector due to technological advancements. He also wished the participants good luck for the competition. The Director, JSB, Dr. SK Mahapatra welcomed the Guests and the participants to the event.
The deliberations and the discussions during the competition were indeed very intriguing and made it conspicuous that the youth of India is well informed, up-to-date and ready to face any challenge that comes its way. Dr. Seema Verma, Assistant Professor of Professional Communication at ABES Engineering College; Dr. Sonia Gouri, Assistant Professor of Professional Communication at KIET; Dr. A.P. Tiwari, Advisor, RCC Group of Institutions; Dr. Kalika Singh, Assistant Professor, JSS Academy; and Dr. Soni Sharma, Assistant Professor, Birla Institute of Management and Technology were the judges for the competition. It was very evident that the teams were well prepared and used various skills like overstatement, definition, irony etc. to convince the audience. The participants, armed with statistics and data made their arguments more emphatic with their righteous facial expressions, body movement, and gestures. All the members of the Jury unanimously agreed to the fact that the speakers were very articulate and emphatic and making the final decision was really a herculean task. The teams exhibited great oratorical skills and were applauded by the audience and the judges themselves. The winning teams were awarded during the Valedictory session. The Chief-Guest for the Valedictory session was Sh. Vinod Malhotra, Member, Board of Governors, and Advisor, Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions. Sh. Malhotra, in his address, applauded the speakers for their very relevant views and enthusiasm with which they expressed their views and urged the participants to keep up the spirit. Dr. SK Mahapatra, Director, JSB congratulated the participants for their efforts and commitment. The finalists, during the Valedictory session, also shared their experience at JSB and almost every participant applauded the hospitality and interaction with the PGDM students of JSB. The Chief-Guest, the Director, the Dean; and the esteemed members of the Jury presented the trophies and participation certificates to all the participants. The teams from NIET, Greater Noida, Modern College, Ghaziabad, and ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad secured the First, Second and Third positions respectively. The winning teams will be awarded the trophies and the prizes during the grand Founder’s Day celebration at JSB on 16th January 2019. The event closed with a vote of Thanks proposed by the Convener, Dr. Santosh Singhal. The formal function was followed by the selfie and photography session by the students who were keen on clicking their pictures with each other.