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The Women Development Cell, Shivaji College, organized its second Gender Sensitisation Programme comprising workshops on awareness of domestic violence, sexual harassment at workspace, Legal Rights people have when sexually harassed and the provision of Free Legal Aid available to all women of the country. The workshops were conducted by Delhi State Legal Authority and SHEROES on 26th September 2018 represented by
Mr. Vinod Kumar Meena, and Ms. Supriya and Ms. Monica.
The speakers used real-life examples to impress the issues on the minds of the young students and held extensive interactive sessions to answer all queries emanating in the young minds. All the knowledge that students garnered today will definitely make them introspective and better their lives as well as those around them.
The quiz on Gender issues and Legal aspects attracted goodie bags.
The auditorium was packed with enthusiastic students throughout.

“The one who adapts to the change will survive”
The Student Development Cell of department of commerce, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi
University Organised their Annual HR Conference with the Central theme – “Transition into future
with HR”.
Day 1
Eminent Speakers from the corporate world shared their experiences and insights with the students
revolving around the Central theme of the conference.
The first day of the two day extravaganza commenced with inaugural lamp lighting ceremony by the
Guest of Honor Mr. Piyush Pant (journalist), along with the Key Note Speakers – Varun Sachdeva
(Reqroute Inc – Director- Talent Acquisition/Consulting) and Shwetabh Jha (Glocal Thinkers- Practice
Director), Course Coordinator of MBA(HRD) – Dr.Urvashi Sharma and Prof. V.K. Shrotiya.
Mr. Pant started off with emphasizing the role of HR in the media sector. How the HR people have a
big scope in the media Industry.
Mr. Shwetabh Jha talked about how transformation helps a business survive. HR has a strong sense
of business acumen and it is a driver and catalyst.
Performance Management was also discussed in the session.
The Individual speaker Session was followed by a Panel discussion where they we had the who’s who
of the industry talk about Digital Transformation – Role of HR.
On the panel we had Amarendra K Sinha( Head HR & Director- Jindal ITF), Harini Sreenivisan( chief
people’s officer – Worley Parson India ltd.), Simin Askari(VP, CHR, DS group), Saswati Sinha( Head HR
– Cheil Worldwide), Debojyoti Bhattacharjee( Head- people excellence Glaxosmithkline India), Usha
Srivastava( Head HR- Vodafone Idea Ltd.).
They panel discussed about the imapct of HR on the productivity of the business. The important it
holds in the finance domain. How the role of HR has changed from a transactional function to a
partnership role in business.
The panel also answerd the questions put by the students and helped them understand the topics a
little better.
After the panel discussion we welcomed Mr. Sadan K Bhattacharya( Head- T&D, Johnson & Johnson
surgical Vision) for the speaker session on the topic ‘ Personal Branding’. He briefed the students on
the various elements of personal branding. He quoted- “You are unconsciously created behaviors or
patterns which are making your brand and ten why not proactively seem to make your brand”
Next, we had another panel discussion on: Building Leadership for the future. The panelists included
Ankush Arora(VP and head HR, Grofers), Piyush Singh(Director HR, KPMG), Arpita kuila(senior HR
leaders, Global MNC), Tarun Pal Singh Ahluwalia(Head HR- APAC HR, Transformation and Service
Delivery- Boston Scientific), Anita Pratap(Head- Global performance Management- Birlasoft), Rashi
Kaushik(Business head HR and employee Relations leader, Mercer consulting)
The discussion began with the moderator introducing the panelists and delving into what leadership

meant and how effective leadership can build an organization. Which was taken forward with
discussing different leadership styles. The panelists spoke along the same lines taking their life
experiences as examples.
It was a very learning and enlightening experience for the students and they’re eagerly looking
forward to Day 2
Day 2
After a very interesting first day of HR Symposia ’18 organized by MBA (HRD), Department of
Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, day two saw the excitement and enthusiasm of the
participants soaring high! It was a bright Sunday morning of the 16th of September, 2018  and it
marked the beginning of a day which turned out to be full of excellent discussions and interactions.
The first session of the day was a panel discussion. In keeping with the theme of the event-
“Transition into the future with HR”. The panel included Vishal Manchanda (Associate VP, HR-
Cvent), Vivek Tripathi (CHRO- BIBA Apparels Pvt. Ltd.), Aditya Chakravarty (Head HR- Travel Triangle),
Srabani Dubey (VP- Great Place to Work Institute), Sushma Sahai (Head HR- Baggit India Pvt. Ltd.).
The session started with the discussion on -“Recruitment is an Art and a Science. Everything in HR is
about instincts. We cannot automate human beings in any way”- Mr. Aditya Chakravarty. The
discussion with the panel continued on if cultural fit can become a bias in the recruitment process as
The second session of the day was another highly intriguing Speaker session by Mr. Anand R (Senior
VP HR- HCL Technologies).
The topic of the session was- “HR in the digital age: Threats and Opportunities”. He began by talking
about gig economies. “The world is now in the age of Gig Economy”. In 2017, One-third of the US
economy is the Gigster and this is predicted to grow to one-half by 2020! He also explored
behavioral economics.
Next on the Dias was Mr. Anurag Chandra(Head HR, People Services, Admiral Group, PLC). He talked
about the future trends and directions in the organisational culture. “The workplace is more diverse
now” with the increasing number of milennials in the workforce. He explained how the
organisational culture is evolving and how the future of it looks like.
The final session of the day and the event saw an extremely interactive and exciting panel discussion
on the topic- “Strategic HR in business performance”. The panelists comprised; Pradyumna Pandey
(VP & Head HR- JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.), Dr. Shalini Lal (Founder- Infinity OD), Samrat Mandal
(Director HR C&B- Fiserv), Rajiv Naithani (VP Head HR- Infogain India Pvt Ltd.), Shruti Shrivastava
(Head, Total Rewards and HR Service Excellence- Kotak Life) and Debjani Roy (Chief people’s officer-
SRL Diagnostics, India). All process of HR must align with business strategy. Samrat Mandal talked
about how compensation has a key edge. A big question is how to bridge the gap between Gen X
and Millennials?
Day 2 of HR Symposia ’18 ended with the Convener of the organizing committee, Student
Development Cell, Rashmi Kumari declaring the event officially closed. Before the closing of
the event, Dr. Urvashi Sharma, course coordinator, MBA(HRD), addressed the batch and asked for

their feedback. She mentioned that each student would have an individual takeaway from the HR
conference and that each end is the beginning of something new.
The participating students were definitely left richer by the experience and knowledge shared by the
speakers at the event. HR Symposia ’18 concluded on a successful note, with the anticipation of
something bigger happening in the coming year!

F&IC Hindu left no stone unturned in pulling off one of the greatest financial fests conducted in the circuit- The Financial Colosseum. The fest consisted of various online and offline events conducted over three days. The hallmark event, Decrypt’18, challenged the participants’ mettle to solve case studies. This online contest stimulated the analytical and logical skills of the contestants and prompted them to demonstrate the best of their financial abilities. To win big, they had to think big. The financial fest aimed at delving into the intricacies of white collar crimes through Identity Theft, where the participants donned several personalities and attempted to get away with embezzlement. It was a unique opportunity to let imaginations fly wild and live out unbelievable scenarios.
F&IC Hindu continued to scale greater heights with record number of registrations. There were more than one fifteen hundred registrations this year in both the online and offline events, compared to last years thousand registrations. The unprecedented footfall displayed the quality and prestige of the annual fest. The fest succeeded in imparting managerial lessons through the invigorating ‘Managers Mode’. Participants stepped into the shoes of football managers and juggled between their various responsibilities. Football, by its very nature is organised chaos, and the managers had to keep it under control. From bidding for players and clubs to handling the media and rival teams, it was all there!
Last but not the least, Merger Mogul allowed the contestants to unravel
mysteries and gain an understanding of mergers and acquisitions
simultaneously! The event required the participants to make logical deductions
and guess the correct merger.

It was three days of exhilaration, fun and pure intellect. Fests like these allow students to think out of the box and come out of their daily rut. Events like these truly reflect the strides that the student community of Delhi University are taking.
The sponsors for this event, Perspectico, Redwolf and The Souled Store recognised the requirement of such an event and are patrons for budding managers, consultants and economists. Perspectico is also giving an interview opportunity to the winners of Decrypt 2018 for an internship with them.

Summing it all up, The Financial Colosseum was about bringing people together, gaining insight into various aspects of the financial world and of course, winning. The fest was successful in its attempt to manifest the belief of
the society- knowledge is power.
And yes, they were entertained!


Dictum, the debating society of Shivaji College successfully organised its Annual Shivaji Bhonsle English Conventional Debate 2018 on 15th September. This year, the National level event hosted 70 students from 30 Institutions across the country. The topic for the debate was ‘This House believes that Indian Democracy is moving towards majoritarianism’. There were vibrant arguments both in support and against the motion. The debate was judged by a panel of judges with expertise in Politics and Literature.
The results of the English Conventional Debate are as follows –
1. Best team- Ridam Aarah and Puranjay (Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies)
2. Second best team- Tanu and Abhishek Sethi (GGDSD Chandigarh)
3. Best speaker (For)- Himanshu (Maharaja Agrasen College)
4. Best speaker (Against)- Anukriti Prakash (Ram Lal Anand College)
5. Best Interjector-
– Shreyasi Vats (Lady Sri Ram College)
– Gravit ( Ramanujaan College)
Dictum also successfully organized its annual Shivaji Bhonsle Hindi Parliamentary Debate, 2018 from 15-17th September. Over 34 different teams participated in the three daylong event. The final was held between teams from Hindu College and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) with the team from Hindu College, Delhi University winning the tournament.