A Two-day International Virtual Conference on Prominence of English Communication Skills in Global Context -ICPCGC-2K20 was successfully organized on 27-28 Oct 2020 by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences-English, KIET Group of Institutions, Delhi-NCR, Ghaziabad affiliated to Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow. This forum brought together academicians, researchers, linguists, business people and industry professionals to discuss best practices, innovative ideas and diverse topics on English communication skills in global setting in the current times. Hundreds of attendees, paper presenters, keynote and tutorial participants, students have benefited in many ways from this conference. More than 150 Research papers were received for the conference out of which 107 were selected by the editorial team and has been published in the conference souvenir. Scholars from Institutes of International and National repute presented their innovative research ideas in four technical sessions spread across two days and chaired by experts in their respective areas. Along with the Chief Guest Prof. Dinesh Awasthi, Keynote speakers, Prof. Jose Carlos, University of Almeria, Spain and Prof. Stephen Gill, Ontario, Canada, Prof Binod Mishra, IIT Roorkee, and other Invited Speakers from different countries, addressed the audience and shared knowledge and rich experience on Prominence of English Communication Skills in Global Context. They not only encouraged and appreciated the Organizing team for selecting a relevant theme and making all ends meet for the flawless and smooth conduction of the event at the time of the pandemic, but also, showed their keen interest in being a part of the next chapter of ICPCGC. Dr. Priyanka Sharma, Dr. Sonia Gauri, Dr. Preeti Chitkara, Dr. Sharadha, Dr. Babita Tyagi, Dr. Soniya Verma, Dr. Vipin Kumar Tyagi and Dr. Chetna Sinha were the Organizing Team members. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/kiet.edu/videos/974020679754697/
An Online initiative of CRPC & H&SS Department "CONNECTX-STC-Portal- An e-learning endeavor to placement-preparation" was launched on 4th August 2020 with great fanfare and jollification. The launch was honored by the gracious virtual-presence of our Honorable Director & Respected Joint-Director, with the eminent presence of our respected Head of the Departments and students of final and pre final year.
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in association with KIET School of Management organised a Webinar on the topic "Leadership @ Choice" on 4th June 2020, For the candidates of KIET School of Management. The speaker for the event was Mr. Ashok Goyal, a MBA Graduate from "Schulich, Canada" , He is a Speaker, Trainer and Consultant having an enriching experience of more than 25 years with Corporate Giants such as ONGC, DELL, HCL to name a few. The session proved out to be highly educating by keeping the audience in loop with many interactive activities and doubt clearing session.
A webinar on "Power of Moment: Creating Your own Bounce Back Positivity Pills" was organized by the department on June 11, 2020. There were around 312 participants in this webinar, where there were 312 participants registered.
25 participants were overseas candidates covering countries like Thailand, Albania, Morocco, Ukraine, USA, Nepal, UK, Turkey, Philippines and others. Rest of the participants were from the different states of India.
Today's youth is running at a very fast pace but most of the times in the Wrong direction. In order to provide them the right direction the department of Humanities & Social Sciences organized a series webinar For school children.
Under these series two WEBINARS- viz., "How to over come stage fear ? "
"Why do we want more likes?" have been conducted so far by Dr. Preeti Chitkara and Ms. Puja Rohatgi respectively.
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences organised a National level Online 5 - Day Faculty Development Programmerogramme on the topic "Juggling in the Midst of the New Normal" From 25th - 29th May 2020.
A trivial contribution to the nation from KIET Group of Institutions towards the approach to become self-reliant as stated by our Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on Tuesday while addressing the nation on Covid-19.
"Desperate times call for Ingenious measures" In this ongoing era of pandemic where we are facing new-age challenges, our pre final year students were eager to know what is going to happen in next few months, especially at the job front. So the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences called alumni of KIET Group of Institutions, Ms. Rachna Singhal, who is currently working for Linkedin to conduct a webinar ‘How to enhance employability skills post COVID’. This session reinforced the ideology and provided industry – oriented insights to the students, especially in this situation of pandemic.
The questions raised by students were answered by the speaker and helped them sail through the time of this pandemic.
This webinar was conducted on 16th May, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
A webinar on ‘Mindset in current situation & self-development’ was conducted by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, on 16th May, 2020 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm. The aim of this webinar was to motivate the second year students especially during this time of uncertainity.
The resource person, Author Sherry, is a Professional Speaker, 3 times TEDx Speaker, 3 times and Josh Talks Speaker is a Corporate Facilitator, is also an International Best Selling Author- Amazon, Certified Communication Coach, Certified NLP Practitioner & a Certified Life Coach. The speaker motivated the students and gave them a lot of insights about self-development. Speaker answered a lot of questions raised by the students and made an impact on their mind.
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, organized an Expert Lecture on Friday, September 6, 2019 on the very significant subject of Technical Communication wherein Prof. Smita Jha, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee was the Guest Speaker. She has a Doctorate Degree in English and carries an experience of more than 20 years in the field of Academics.
The program started in the post lunch session with Dr. Col. A Garg- Director KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, Mr. Manoj Goel Joint Director KIET Group of Institutions; Ghaziabad & Dr. Priyanka Sharma Head English with her faculty members formally welcomed the guest by presenting an oxy plant as a mark of respect. The session was based on “Influential Aspects of Technical Communication in Professional Scenario”Prof. KomalMehrotra showed earmarked respect to the guest by presenting college memento as a mark of respect.
Prof. Smita Jha, in her address to the students, shared the Technical Communication Cycle and throw light on Job Professionalism, Managerial Skills etc. The speaker emphasized on the important aspects of communication in career development. The session was not only highly informative but also an eye opener for all the students and members of the faculty present on the occasion.
The program was anchored by Dr. Soniya Verma and concluded with the Vote of Thanks delivered by the Event Coordinator Dr. Babita Tyagi Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. The program was made successful by the coordination and cooperation of Department of HS&S faculty and staff.
The department of Humanities & Social Sciences organized 1 day internal FDP on "Creating Value Culture @ KIET- Preparing You for Us" on 8/11/19.
The FDP was conducted by Mr. Himanshu Saxena and Mr. Shrikant Keshav Assistant Professors- Communication & Soft Skills. The FDP was experiential and was wrapped in fun activities.
This FDP aimed at creating a culture of mutual trust, synergy, mutual growth and learning environment in the organization and it acted as a strong sensitization session for the faculty members.
Following were the takeaways of this FDP-
1. The attendees understood the concept of Value based organization
2. The attendees identified their core values and linked them with the organizational values
3. The attendees were able to understand the role of values for the academic industry
4. The attendees were able to understand the concept of synergy and how to implement it.
Ms. Puja Rohatgi, Associate Professor & Add. Head H&S Dept. and Mr. Himanshu Saxena Assistant Professor H&S Dept. facilitated one day MDP on "Boosting Performance and Productivity" on December 28, 2019.
The MDP was success and the learnings were wrapped in fun filled activities. The trainees were made to discuss real case studies which helped them in understanding how to enhance their productivity and performance.
"One must be a lifelong learner" The soft skills trainers of Humanities & Social Sciences Department of KIET Group of Institutions proved it yet again by conducting a 'Train the Trainer' program on 28th September, 2019. The versatile resource person, Mr. Saurabh Agarwal (Former Human Resource Business Partner- Kronos) delivered TTT session, which focused on upskilling the KIET training team.
KIET GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS organized one of its kind event ‘TRAINERS’ MEET’ on 19/10/2019 under the banner of HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT. The event focused on the objective of “CORPORATE-ACADEMIA CONNECT” in order to analyse the skills gap between the expected and delivered standards of candidates by improving soft skills training standards in technical institutes across DELHI-NCR by inviting all soft skills trainers of most eminent collegesVIZ RKGIT GHAZIABAD,AMITY UNIVERSITY NOIDA,SRM UNIVERSITY GHAZIABAD,ABES GHAZIABAD,IIMT UNIVERSITY GREATER NOIDA,ITS GHAZIABAD,NIET NOIDA. During the course of the event the trainers’ fraternity was mentored through a panel of elite industry experts - Mr. C.S. Pandey (Former Director-Staffing ,SAPIENT), Mr. Kapil Raj (GM,Project Management,CBRE), Mr. Lalit Bharadwaj(Former -AVP,NASSCOM) AND Ms. Kriti Agarwal (RPA Consultant & Business Analyst, GENPACT) .
The department of Humanities & Social Sciences in association with Your Dost organized an awareness programme on Suicide Prevention on September 20th, 2019. The resource person for the event was Dr. Seema Sharma; a renowned clinical psychologist
Humanities and Social Sciences department organized a Guest Talk on Employability Skills for pre-final year students of KIET, Ghaziabad on Friday, October 11th, 2019 between 3:10 pm to 4:30 pm at Auditorium The guest speaker was Mr. Lalit Bhardwaj who is presently an Assistant Vice President for a leading MNC in information and Technology having operations in India.Mr. Lalit is a dynamic solution provider and has around fourteen years of rich experience in vibrant organizations at strategic positions like: ABP, TCS, Siemens and NASSCOM.