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National Seminar on Corporate Governance for Financial Sustainability

20th May 2023

Doon Business School, in collaboration with its esteemed student organization, Bulls and Bears Club, proudly announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zerodha, India's leading online brokerage firm. The MOU aims to promote financial education and enhance students' understanding of the capital markets and investment opportunities.

The signing of MOU took place between key representatives from

both institutions. Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj, the Director of Doon Business School, along with CS Pitresh Kaushik, Patron of Bulls and Bears Club, and Prof. Neha Kukrety, Patron of Bulls and Bears Club.

The MOU signifies the commitment of both Doon Business School and Zerodha to provide students with practical exposure to the world of finance and investing. The collaboration will enable students to gain firsthand experience in trading, portfolio management, risk assessment, and other vital aspects of the financial industry.

Bulls and Bears Club, the student organization dedicated to finance and investment at Doon Business School, will actively participate in organizing various events, competitions, and awareness campaigns related to financial literacy. This collaboration will enhance the club's efforts in fostering a culture of financial responsibility and entrepreneurship among students.

Through this MOU, Doon Business School aims to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application in the field of finance. The partnership with Zerodha will empower students to gain valuable insights into the functioning of financial markets and equip them with the skills necessary to thrive in the industry.

Doon Business School and Zerodha are excited about this collaboration and the immense potential it holds in shaping the future of finance education. The signing of the MOU marks a significant milestone in the journey toward nurturing competent finance professionals and encouraging a culture of financial literacy and investment acumen.

Both institutions are confident that this partnership will strengthen the students' understanding of financial markets and empower them to make informed investment decisions, contributing to their overall growth and success.

Doon Business School and Zerodha Join Hands to Foster Financial Education

Doon Business School, in collaboration with its esteemed student organization, Bulls and Bears Club, proudly announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Zerodha, India's leading online brokerage firm. The MOU aims to promote financial education and enhance students' understanding of the capital markets and investment opportunities.

The signing of MOU took place between key representatives from both institutions. Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj, the Director of Doon Business School, along with CS Pitresh Kaushik, Patron of Bulls and Bears Club, and Prof. Neha Kukrety, Patron of Bulls and Bears Club.

The MOU signifies the commitment of both Doon Business School and Zerodha to provide students with practical exposure to the world of finance and investing.

The collaboration will enable students to gain firsthand experience in trading, portfolio management, risk assessment, and other vital aspects of the financial industry.

Bulls and Bears Club, the student organization dedicated to finance and investment at Doon Business School, will actively participate in organizing various events, competitions, and awareness campaigns related to financial literacy. This collaboration will enhance the club's efforts in fostering a culture of financial responsibility and entrepreneurship among students.

Through this MOU, Doon Business School aims to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application in the field of finance. The partnership with Zerodha will empower students to gain valuable insights into the functioning of financial markets and equip them with the skills necessary to thrive in the industry.

Doon Business School and Zerodha are excited about this collaboration and the immense potential it holds in shaping the future of finance education. The signing of the MOU marks a significant milestone in the journey toward nurturing competent finance professionals and encouraging a culture of financial literacy and investment acumen.

Both institutions are confident that this partnership will strengthen the students' understanding of financial markets and empower them to make informed investment decisions, contributing to their overall growth and success.

UG FAME 2023

Date :- 16th May 2023

UG FAME 2023, a prestigious event dedicated to acknowledging and honoring outstanding academic achievements, took place on 16 May 2023 at the main auditorium. The event witnessed an inspiring gathering of the chief guest Dr. Anjum Aggarwal first trusty Ess Kay Educational Trust, Campus Director Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj, Principal Dr. I J Gulati, Dean Academics Dr. Nikhil Kulshreshtha, all the Program Coordinators & Class Coordinators, achievers, students, parents, and teachers. With great enthusiasm and pride, the event felicitated meritorious students with certificates, badges, and cash rewards, recognizing their exceptional efforts and dedication to excellence.

UG FAME 2023 brought together an illustrious group of students from various programs like BCA, BBA, MAM, BCOM, BSc, and BAMC. These exceptional individuals, who have consistently excelled in their academic pursuits, were lauded for their remarkable achievements during the ceremony. The event aimed to instill a sense of motivation and recognize the importance of hard work, perseverance, and academic excellence.

The ceremony commenced with a warm welcome by Dr. Anjum Aggarwal, who expressed heartfelt appreciation to all attendees for their presence. Dr. Anjum emphasized the significance of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of these young scholars, as they serve as role models and sources of inspiration for their peers and future generations.

The highlight of the event was the distribution of certificates, badges, and cash rewards to the deserving students. Each recipient was called upon the stage individually, where they were presented with a personalized certificate recognizing their specific achievements. The badges, which symbolize their dedication and commitment to excellence, were proudly pinned on their attire. Additionally, the students were honored with cash rewards as a token of appreciation for their hard work and academic brilliance.

The International Millet Festival 2023

Date :- 13th and 14th May 2023

The students were taken to the International millet festival 2023 on 13th and 14th May 2023. The students got awareness about the variety of millets along with their hybrid varieties and their cultivation. Presentation of their models and posters to visitors at their stall boosted their confidence. They also got knowledge about different types of agriculture technologies present in today’s era. They also learnt about various modern tools that agriculturalists can use to improve their crop production. Students also meet delegates and farmers which help them in understanding agriculture problems and how they can be solved. Interaction of students with farmers and other visitors gave them ideas about the types of problems related with hill agriculture, particularly millet cultivation. Various stalls displayed the products developed from Millet like juices, Food items, shakes, snacks etc, which enlightened the students about the processing of products and nutritious value of millets.

3rd International Business Conference on Business Sustainability and Innovation

Date :- 1st May – 2nd May 2023
Location :- Doon Business School, Dehradun

The Doon Business School in Dehradun recently hosted the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Innovation in Human Resource Management on May 1st and 2nd, 2023. The event was graced by the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardee, Dr. Anil Prakash Josh, is an environmentalist, green activist, and the founder of (HESCO) and Guest of Honour, Dr. Michael Dutch, Director of the College’s MBA Program and Chair of the Department of Business and Accounting from Guilford College.

The event, supported by Axis Bank and powered by ONGC, was a huge success. After a break the presentation of research papers began simultaneously in different venues. The International Conference on Sustainable Development and Innovation in Human Resource Management featured five tracks, and the winners were announced during the Award Ceremony on the second day of the conference. In the Sustainable Development and Innovation in Human Resource Management track, the winner was Shallu Dhiman from the IIM. In the Marketing track, the winner was Ishu Kumar from Doon Business School. In the Finance track, the winner was Aryan Upadhyay from Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University. In the Agri-Business Management, Tourism, Entrepreneurship & CSR track, the winner was Rakshitha Gowda GM from Doon Business School. Finally, in the Innovation and IT, Operation & SCM track, the winner was Pooja Pandey from IIM Lucknow.

The research paperswere judged by renowned panelists from various fields, including Dr. Neerja Pandey (IIM Lucknow), Dr. NP Singh, KM Baharul Islam, D.K Agarwal , Dr. Reena Singh (Doon University), Dr. Pragya Bhawsar (IIM Sirmaur), Dr. Manu Sharma, Dr. Devendra Singh, Dr. Santosh Kumar, Prof. Satish Chabbra, Dr. Neeraj Vasrhney, Dr. Devkant Kala, Dr. Ankit Kumar, and Dr. Vikas Tyagi.

On the second day of the conference, the Award Ceremony was held and the Ceremony’s Chief Guest Mr. Vijay Paul Sharma, Chairman, Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, congratulated the winners and emphasized the importance of sustainable development in today's world.

The event was a huge success, bringing together experts, researchers, and students to share their knowledge and ideas on various aspects of sustainable development and innovation. The organizers deserve commendation for hosting such a successful and enlightening event. Overall, the event was completed with an enthusiastic atmosphere, wonderful judges, active audiences, passionate participants, and great panelists with two-way conversations.

Seminar on "Financial Empowerment through Wealth Creation"

8th April 2023

The Department of Finance and Bulls and Bears Club organised a seminar on "Financial Empowerment through Wealth Creation" on 8th April 2023 in association with SEBI, NSDL, and AMFI. The seminar aimed to educate individuals on the importance of financial planning and investment in wealth creation. The speakers at the seminar were Mr. Suryakant Sharma (Sr. Consultant AMFI, Former DGM SEBI), Mr. Nobel Shukla (Manager, SEBI), Mr Tavneet Singh (NSDL). The speakers emphasized the need for financial empowerment and discussed various investment opportunities available in the market such as Mutual Funds, Pension Funds and created awareness about Ponzi schemes.

The seminar also focused on educating individuals on the importance of long-term financial planning and creating a diversified investment portfolio. The attendees were informed about the role of SEBI, NSDL, and AMFI in regulating the investment market and ensuring investor protection. Mr. Suryakant Sharma shared valuable insights on creating wealth through smart investments and discussed the risks associated with various investment options. The event was conducted by Dr. Shalini Singh, CS Pitresh Kaushik and Prof. Neha Kukrety and was graced by the presence of Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj (Director), Dr. Nikhil Kulshreshtha (Dean), CA Satish Chhabra (CFO), Dr. BS Bhandari and other faculty members. Overall, the seminar was an informative and enlightening experience for the attendees, providing them with valuable insights into the world of finance and wealth creation.

Experiential learning and how to make the best of internship and dissertation

24th March 2023

Doon Business School conducted a one-day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on "Experiential learning and how to make the best of internship and dissertation" on 24th March 2023. The event was graced by the presence of esteemed faculty members and academic leaders, including Prof. Suresh Paul Antony from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Tiruchirappalli.

The Faculty Development Program aimed to explore the concept of experiential learning and how it can be applied in the context of internships and dissertations. Prof. Suresh Paul Anthony, a renowned expert in the field of management, shared his insights and perspectives on the topic. His interactive session highlighted the importance of experiential learning in developing critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and decision-making skills.

The FDP also featured a welcome speech by Campus Director Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj, who emphasized the importance of faculty development programs in enhancing the teaching and learning process. FDP concluded with a vote of thanks from Dr.Rajeev Bhardwaj. The event was attended by several academic leaders, including Dean Dr.Nikhil Kulshrestha and Registrar Dr. Rupak Gupta, along with other faculty members.

"Evolving Landscape in Marketing"- Marketing Conclave

21st March 2023

"The world of marketing is constantly evolving, and staying ahead of the curve is crucial for success. That's why on 21st March, the DICE club at Doon Business School organized an activity on the topic of "Evolving Landscape in Marketing" for students. The purpose of the conclave was to shed light on the changing trends of marketing and bring about innovations and changes through activities, seminars, and workshops.

The conclave was graced by several prominent speakers who shared their insights and expertise on the latest marketing trends. The speakers included Ms. Shakuntala Roy, the Marketing Director of JV Scan Pvt Ltd, Mr. Jairaj Bisht, the founder of Rigveda Resort &, Ms. Sarika Panchi, the founder and CEO of JiViSa Wellness, and Mr. Nalin Khanduri, a business consultant of Social Googol.

The session continued for three hours, during which the speakers shared their life journeys and explained various marketing strategies. They also interacted with the students individually to guide them on their startup ideas. Ms. Shakuntala even promised to support one of the students' startup ideas, which was greatly appreciated.

The event also featured interactive activities that kept the audience engaged and entertained. There was a group discussion where attendees could share their own insights and experiences.

The Dean, Campus Director, and other faculties of Doon Business School were also present during the session and provided their valuable insights on marketing strategies. The speakers discussed various aspects of marketing, including customer relationship management, AI and machine learning importance, distribution and retail management, and integrated marketing.

The session was a great learning experience for all the students. They gained knowledge about the latest marketing trends and received guidance on their startup ideas. The event was a success, and the credit goes to Professor Himanshu Chauhan, Dr. Rakesh Meet, Dr. Raghav Upadhaya, other faculty members, and the DICE team for conducting the successful session. In conclusion, the marketing conclave conducted by the DICE student body of Doon Business School was a great initiative to bring about innovations and changes in marketing. The insights shared by the speakers and the guidance provided to the students will undoubtedly help them in their future endeavors."

Student visit to Dubai

10th March 2023

Doon Business School Students Travel to Dubai for Global Immersion Experience full of Knowledge and Fun

Every year students from Doon Business School invest a week’s time to their best advantage and embark on global immersion study and leisure trips around the world. Dubai is a very unique country where people from more than 180 countries reside. Only 20% of the population is Emirati, 40% Indians and 40% are from rest of the world. One of the world's fastest growing economies Dubai is the gateway to the Middle East Countries for trade and investment. A number of core elements of Dubai's trading infrastructure have been built on the back of the oil and gas industry. Thirty Five students travelled to Dubai in March 2023 to experience the culture, heritage, customs, and practices of the region. An important outcome was to develop in the students an understanding of how Dubai has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing economy with oil & gas, real estate & construction, trade, entrepot and financial services as the biggest contributors to Dubai’s economy. The foreign trip experience included: 1) Preparatory activities that covered cultural, economic, regulatory and political issues in the region. 2) A 5-day trip to the region

The students visited Oil & Gas International FZE (OGI) Company which is a major supplier and solution provider to the Oil & Gas Industry. Students were given an orientation on the Oil & Gas Industry and ompany’s performance in various areas viz, Marketing, Finance, Quality Management Systems, Human Resource and Logistics and Supply Chain. The students were taken on a guided tour to the facility giving then an insight on various products and processes being followed. They were also given an insight on the advantages of operating a facility in a Free Zone. The students were taken on a guided bus tour in the Free Zone.

The students visited Global Village , The Dubai Frame, Future Museum, Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Beach, Atlantis- Aquaventure, BurjKhalifa, Dubai Mall, Ferrari World, Underwater Zoo, Fountain Show, Dubai Cruise and Desert Safari followed by the cultural programs like belly dancing, fire show etc. The students had a great time in Dubai. They were able to learn about the extensive amount of planning and strategy involved with making a theme park, world’s tallest building with the world’s fastest lift, world’s biggest picture frame, manmade island etc. Each theme has to be thought about from many perspectives including financial, demographic, corporate expectations.Doon Business School students gained a unique perspective regarding how one of the world's top managerially sound nation makes strategies and its implementation.

Inter-College Kickboxing Championship 2023

24th & 25th February 2023

Doon Business School Group is proud to have hosted the Inter-College Kickboxing Championship for Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand University and selection for All India Inter-University Kickboxing on 25-02-2023. We had the honor of having RAKSHITHA GOWDA, Indian Team Coach, Head Coach of Uttarakhand Kickboxing, Member of Coaching Committee of WAKO India Kickboxing Federation, and Member of ICC in WAKO India and Youth India Foundation to be part of the event.

The selected students from Doon Business School for All India Inter-University Kickboxing are V Veera Bharathi, Arunachalam P.S, Hoysala Raj K, C Sanjeev Krishnan, and Diviyansh Bhagel. Other colleges from Sri Dev Suman Uttarakhand University to be selected are Kalpana Pharswan and Siddharth Thapa.

We are proud of our students who have made us proud in this championship and we wish them all the best!

Student visit North West Regional Center, Anthropological
Survey of India, Dehradun

1st September 2022

Students of the School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences-DBS Group, BSc Forestry 4th semester along with Dr. Manish Maan visited the North West Regional Center, Anthropological Survey of India, Dehradun on September 1st, 2022 to enrich their subject knowledge through an academic excursion. Dr. Shyamo Shree explained the cultural aspects of anthropology, including research methods, and facilitated the museum visit where students experienced the treasure trove of the history of ethnic groups.

This was followed by the paleontology museum visit, where students got a glimpse of various human fossils, including the excavations of Mohenjodaro and skeletons from Roopkund. The students also visited the Molecular Anthropology lab, where Dr. Priyanka Ari Goyal explained the complete process of investigating DNA, including DNA extraction, PCR amplification, DNA sequencing, and data analysis.

Expert talk on "Harnessing Science and Technology for
Hill Agriculture towards Wellness”

23rd February 2023

One day seminar on “Harnessing Science and Technology for Hill Agriculture towards Wellness” was organised at the Doon Business School on February 22, 2023 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The programme started with theopening remarks about the sustainability of Agriculture in hilly areas andformal welcome of the scientists of International fame Dr.Ravindra N Chibbar, and Dr Monica BagaDepartment of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, by Dr. I.J. Gulati (Principal of DBS).DR. Ravindra N Chibbar, Ph.D. is having W.J. White Professor & Canada Research Chairat Crop Quality (Molecular Biology & Genetics)Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Canada,and delivered talk on “Food Diversity for Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture and Improved Human Health.

Dr Ravindra N Chibbarwho is an authority onGenomics withexpertise of molecular biology, biochemistry, cereal chemistry delivered a scintillating talk on food sciences for the quality improvement of wheat, barley and pulse crops like lentils and chickpeas. He employed molecular biological and genomics strategies to improve grain/seed quality and agronomic performance in cereal crops and grain legumes. In grain quality his focus is to improve seed composition for human health benefits. In crop performance he used the genomics strategies to improve abiotic stress tolerance to develop ‘climate change resilient crops’ to increase crop productivity under adverse environmental conditions.Dr Monica Baga also actively participated in the discussions with the students.

The students of DBS thoroughly absorbed every moment of the session and faculty enthusiastically and interacted with the expert evincing keen interest in the subject area of food technology and genomics in agriculture. It was a lifetime opportunity for the students and faculty of the DBS to listen from the specialists scientists at the world level engaged in frontline science of genomics for tailoring climate smart crops with improved grain quality. The question answer session was highly informative and many pointed issues related to Vegan diet, non- veg food items, junk food items,obesity and the traditional wisdom of diet in Indian food habits were discussed. Seminar ended with the formal vote of thanks to the speakers, organisers, students and different committee members by D. M.C. Porwal (Professor and Head, Department of Forestry).

Agroforestry Landuse Model Making Competition

11th January 2023
An Agroforestry Land use Model making competition was organised by Dr. Manish Maan on 11/01/2023 for the students of B.Sc. Forestry 3rd semester. The objective of this competition was to inculcate a scientific attitude and R&D mindset so that the students develop qualities of analytical thinking and critical reasoning. The students presented various innovative ideas for Agroforestry Land use systems in still models.

Creativity, scientific thought, clarity of concept, presentation and team work were some of the parameters based on which the models were judged. All the student groups participated in the competition with great zeal and enthusiasm.

BIZNEX 2.O by DICE (Incubation Centre for Entrepreneurship)

19th November 2022

On 19th November 2022, DICE (Doon Business School's Incubation Centre for Entrepreneurship) presented BIZNEX 2.O, a runaway for new business ideas to takeoff. The competition featured teams of entrepreneurs from all over India competing for funding upto ₹2 Crores and prize worth ₹2.5 Lakhs. This competition was designed for sharing the startup ideas pitch on the best platform ever. For conducting this competition, DICE invited 3 Angel Investors to judge this event. They are Mr. Uday Chatterjee, Mr. Preetam Singh Lingwal and Mr. Mukul Agarwal. Mr. Uday Chatterjee is experienced as an entrepreneur. He has 25 years of working experience in the area of Infrastructure development, specially in energy, urban transportation, telecommunication etc. he is an active Angel Investor and a member of Indian Angel Network (TiE Dehradun).

Mr. Preetam Singh Lingwal is the founder & CEO of Shree Gayatri Organics and Herbal Products. His company has ranked amongst the top 3 marks in India for B2B. Mr. Mukul Agarwal is a graduate from Allahabad University, a law graduate and a Chartered Accountant. He is a management professional having over 20 years of experience working in various Indian and Foreign companies. This Biggest B-Plan Competition Prize Worth: ₹2.5 Lakhs in Campus was sponsored by SSJ IT Solutions Private Limited & B.K. Motors. BIZNEX 2.O was in association with WEneurs & i2mf. The competition was a great success, with many teams of entrepreneurs crafting innovative and well-thought-out business plans. After the presentation of all the startup idea pitches by the participants, the judges announced the winner of the Biggest B-Plan Competition Prize Worth: ₹2.5 Lakhs.

The Winners of BIZNEX 2.O were Shivam Singh, Suraj Jaiswal and Satyam Shukla with the startup idea "MYNAAV" from Doon Business School, Dehradun. They won prize worth of ₹1.5 Lakhs (₹50,000 each) and also got an appreciation from Investors for his Unique Idea. The 1st Runner up was Prateek Raj with the startup idea "BUILDONCLICK" from Doon Business School, Dehradun. He won prize worth of ₹50,000. The 2nd Runner up was Arham Lunkar with the startup idea "ANUSHA" from Doon Business School, Dehradun. He won a prize worth ₹50,000. Certificates and prize money was given to the winners by our esteemed judges. And each and all participants were also congratulated for their ideas and hard work. This was a wonderful event for learning and to turn our passion into reality.

Workshop on Heroism in Communication
by Mr. Vineet Panchhi

06th December 2022
Venue: New Auditorium
Event start time: 9:00 AM

As very well said by Mr. Peter Drucker that “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.” On the 6th of December 2022, DICE, the Incubation Centre for Entrepreneurship conducted a workshop on Heroism in Communication. For conducting this workshop Doon Business School Incubation Centre for Entrepreneurship (DICE) invited The Founder of Word-of-Mouth-Media Mr. Vineet Panchhi. Mr. Vineet 'Panchhi' is a Communication Consultant, Writer, and Leadership Coach. He worked with US MNCs like Reebok, Bose Audio, GE, and Carlson Wagonlit, before starting his social-entrepreneurship company called ‘Word of Mouth Media’. His writing, poetry, and films have been used both by large brands and the social sector extensively.

Sir has currently spent most of his time with grassroots organizations in training and assisting them with digital and technology tools, to communicate better with their identified audiences. Sir’s dream and passion project – ‘The Jai Hind Project’ has been recently supported by The Azim Premji Foundation and University, where his team will be working with the NGO ecosystem in India to train them on storytelling and digital tools. Mr. Vineet Panchhi is a graduate of XLRI, Jamshedpur, and has a certificate from The University of Oxford in Leadership Psychology.

After having a wonderful interaction with Mr. Vineet Panchhi every student who had attended this wonderful workshop was able to get the certificates. With this workshop, we had an opportunity to hear his thoughts and that has truly encouraged us in many ways. It’s been an honour to be among such accomplished individuals who made us understand that what’s the difference between right and wrong and maintain a balance in this fast-moving world.

Mumbai Dabbawalla’s Event

25th November 2022
Location: - New Auditorium, Doon Business School, Dehradun
Event start time: - 9:00 AM

Doon Business School believes in extensive industry engagement by providing ample learning opportunities to their students through guest lectures, interaction with industry veterans, development programs etc. In this series DBS invited Guinness record holders, the world-famous Mumbai Dabbawalas in the campus to give students an opportunity to listen and learn management from the eminent speaker who is great grandson of the Founder of Dabbawalas team on the following topics.

  • History of Mumbai dabbawalas
  • Managerial structure
  • Unique Supply chain logistic system
  • Time management
  • Teamwork
  • Accuracy

The event started with lamp lighting by the guests, Mr. Ritesh Andre and Mr. Raju Nathu Andre along with Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj (Campus Director),Dr. Nikhil Kulshreshtha (DEAN Academics), and Dr. Rupak Gupta (Registrar) in the melody of beautiful SaraswatiVandana sung by Muskaan (student Mass comm department).

Further Prof. Ulka Tewari welcomed the guests, faculties, DBS students and also the students who attended the session from different universities like University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Tula’s University, GRD-IMT institute etc.Thereafter,Campus Director Dr. Rajeev Bhardwajdeclared the event open, he also spoke about the case studies being formulated by various institutions and universities to research on the working procedure of the Mumbai Dabbawalas and the six-sigma success,which the Mumbai Dabbawalas have achieved to 99.99997% despite of many of their employees not being educated enough. Further Prof. Ulka introduced the speaker Mr. Ritesh Andre and invited him on stage to take all the students and faculties through the most interesting journey of 130 years of Mumbai Dabbawalas.

Mr. Ritesh Andre showed the students and faculties how and what is actually called working in a city like Mumbai. He interacted with the students and explained how the dabbawalas work and about their system to stay connected with each other and maintain proper coordination in assigning and executing the deliveries.

He said "The dabbawalas belong to Varkari community from Pune who highly believe in God and for them customers are their God" and also said that Mumbai local trains are the backbone of dabbawalas.He explained the routine of their work which is illustrated as follows: -


He also spoke about the unique alphabets written on the dabba which acts as a QR code for them. 20 years ago, when there was no coding system for dabbawalas, they used to have different colored clothes tied to the dabbas. Later, new ideas were generated. The colors of the coding changes according to the direction, and now in a completely technological driven era they also have their own unique system which works without using technology also keeping in mind the varied educational backgrounds of their employees.

Name of the pickup station: - VLP (Vile Parle)
Dabbawala name initial: - E
Destination: - (at the center) 3
Dabbawala 2nd after sorting: - 9 (code of dabbawalla)
Destination Building name initial: - EX
Floor to be delivered:- 12

The collection and distribution of the dabbas is illustrated below


For example, all the dabbas from the houses of Vile Parle are collected and brought to the Vile Parle station. And later the dabbas reach to the sorting station where all the 2 lakh dabbas are sorted and they go to the hands of other dabbawalas who takes it to the destination. Similarly this process is reversed and all in all single delivery of dabba includes about 3 dabbawalas. The charges for this are only 1500/- rupees per month.Theirsupply chain management is so strong that the chance of any error is just 1 in 6 million deliveries.

Dabbawalas are not registered under Companies act rather they are registered under the Bombay Trust Act 1882. Therefore, they are named as Nutan Mumbai tiffin box supplier trust. They also perform various Corporate Social Responsibility activitieslike, sharemydabba and once in a week the dabbawalas carry an extra dabba for the children left stranded and hungry at railway platforms. Also helping their people in every possible way during Mumbai floods and COVID situation.

In the discussion round answers were given in reference to the following questions/areas: -

  1. If they have Dabbawalis also in the system?
  2. How do they deliver food when local trains are not functional?
  3. Back up plan in case of any emergency.
  4. Expansion plan.
  5. Recruitment process.
  6. Training system.


  1. Understanding smooth delivery system (Supply-chain management)
  2. Sustainable development (Zero fuel, zero usage of plastic)
  3. Team work/team building management
  4. External/Internal excellence
  5. Customer satisfaction
  6. Engagement plan for student internship
  7. Formulating case studies

Towards the end our guests Mr. Ritesh Andre and Mr. Raju Nathu Andre were felicitated with a thank you token by Mr. Mohit Agarwal (Chairman DBS Group) and Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj (Campus Director) respectively. This wonderful and knowledge packed seminar of almost 3 hours concluded leaving all the students and faculties overwhelmed with great learning experiences.Vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Ulka Tewari.

Faculty Development Program Session by Prof. Dr. Akhlaque Haque,
Professor The University of Alabama, Birmingham

It was a privilege hosting Prof. Dr. Akhlaque Haque for a Faculty Development Program at Doon Business School, one of the premier business schools in North India. Dr Haque shared the best practices adopted by University of Alabama and many other top institutions across the world. He stressed upon the need of developing students as future leaders and imbibing a culture of decision making to solve problems in public services and administration.

Dr. Haque enlightened the role of data capturing, processing and drawing meaningful insights by use of technologies like Geographic Information System (GIS). He addressed several queries as to how GIS can help visualizing data and gaining meaningful insights for policy decisions. Being a chief editor and on board of many reputed journals, he addressed the finer details of publishing articles.

Dr. Akhlaque Haque, Ph.D., professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Political Science and Public Administration, has received the Senior Fulbright Nehru Scholar Award to India from the United States Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Udimita Utsav Events

17th to 19th November 2022

Doon Business School organised a three days उद्यमिताउत्सव from 17th November to 19th November 2022 with the following sub themes.

  1. November 17, 2022-Opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Industrial Development in Uttarakhand
  2. November 18, 2022- Solve IT Version 3 in association with Build on Click
  3. November 19, 2022 - Women Entrepreneurship Conclave, Dreams to Reality& BIZNEX 2.0 A Runway for your Idea to Take off

On 17th November aSeminar on 'Opportunities for Entrepreneurship and Industrial Development in Uttarakhand' wasorganised with speakers and participants from industries associations such as CII Uttarakhand, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, PHDCCI, Industries Association of Uttarakhand, some progressive entrepreneurs/start-ups, academicians with long years of industry experience and DBS students enthusiastically waiting to take the leap in their career and kick-start their journey in the industry. Dr.Onkar Singh,  Vice Chancellor Veer Madho Singh Bhandari Uttarakhand Technical Unversitywas  the chief guest at event. Dr. Rajeev Bhardwaj,  Campus Directorin his welcome address mentioned that the SEMINAR aimed at deliberating on issues thatpromote entrepreneurial skills and investment in industrial development so as to generate employment opportunities and income to achieve a higher rate of economic growth and improve the standard of living for our people.

Dr. Safal Batra, Prof IIM, Kashipur emphasised the need for entrepreneurship development and informed about the resources available at FIED in IIM Kashipur to students including that of DBS, Mr. Vipul Dawar,  former chairman, CII Uttarakhand narrated his experience of setting up a business unit and emphasised the advantages of being a first mover in ones journey of entrepreneurship. Dr. (Ms.) Poonam Sinha, Director NIESBUD in her address highlighted contribution made by NIESBUD in entrepreneurship and skill development and the resources available at their end for such activities. Shri Mohit Agarwal, founder, DBS mentioned that being a premier business school in Uttarakhand it is our responsibility to work with Government institutions and industry on entrepreneurship and industrial development. Dr.Onkar Singh, Vice Chancellor Veer Madho Singh Bhandari Uttarakhand Technical University and the chief guest at the event, emphasizedon the role of academic institutions in entrepreneurship and industrial development, and emphasised that the aim of the students should not only be on getting their degrees and  employment on completion of their education but returning back to the society through value addition in a sustainable manner. Prof (Dr) Shailja Khanduri, gave a vote of thanks to the Chief Guest and other speakers of the plenary session.

A panel discussion was also organised on Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Start-ups. The panellists included

  • Mr Abhinav Ahluwalia, KIWI Kisan Window Pvt Ltd
  • Ms Geetanjali Raghav, Naira Fresh Farm Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Preetam Singh Lingwal, Founder & CEO, G Wealth Foods,
  • Shri Shubham Maheshwari, Shashwat Cables (P) Ltd
  • Prof. Himanshu Chauhan, DICE, DBS
  • Prof Sunil Madan, DBS moderated the session.

The panellists were asked to narrate their journey to entrepreneurship, the motivation behind their decision to set up a business unit, the ups and downs they encountered on their way and anything specific they might like to share with the students/ budding entrepreneurs. A strong determination, curiosity, creativity, innovativeness, risk-taking ability, passion, confidence, resilience, networking ability, open-mindedness towards learning, people, and even failure were some of the attributes identified by the panellist for a successful entrepreneur. The session ended with a Vote of Thanks to the panellists and the participants by Prof Shivani Aggarwal, DBS.

The Seminar provided an opportunity for industry-academia interaction on issues of entrepreneurship promotion and industrial development and it shall be the endeavour of Doon Business School to make it an annual feature and take up suggestions coming from such deliberations with the authorities concerned and also implement in its own campus things which are within its means.

Women Entrepreneurs Conclave 2022

19th November 2022

“A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in the journey where she will become strong.”

On November 19, we mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, a day spearheaded by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization to celebrate and support women in business worldwide. For making this day more memorable, Doon Business School Incubation Center for Entrepreneurship (DICE) has invited 5 powerful women entrepreneurs. They are Nimisha Tiwari, ShubhaMutneja, Aditi Bhutia Madan and Divya Rawat.

Speaker 1: Nimisha Tiwari
Nimisha Tiwari is the Startup Founder of – an entrepreneurial Top 20 startup venture incubated at Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-Bangalore, NSRCEL) – that utilizes technology for social impact and Covid_19 resourcefulness of skills and jobs for low-income youth, artisans and marginalized women in rural / urban segments #EV

Speaker 2: Shubha Mutneja
Shubha Mutneja is the founder of "HATHKARGHA" meaning handloom in English. This aims to bring out the traditional creativity, craftsman ship of different artist. This is really a unique idea about business, which can help the artist of different states to show their creativity and earn with them.

Speaker 3: Aditi Bhutia Madan
Aditi Bhutia Madan, a gem we can say. She has made the journey of an employee to entrepreneur & a founder of Blue print food pvt. Ltd.She's a first opener of Shark tank season 1. She's top 6 contender in Master chef India season 3.

Speaker 4: Divya Rawat
Divya Rawat, The mushroom lady or the girl behind Soumya food pvt. Ltd is Divya Rawat, who has made mushroom as a profit earning source not only for themselves but for the people around her. Within a less time she made herself & business grow around the different states. She is really a role model for many entrepreneurs.

Speaker 5: Nupur Agrawal
Nupur Agrawal Ma'am is a founder of Evolve foundation & Co- founder of kisan window and a social entrepreneur, apart from this she's part of Roadies real life heroes. She has made us realize that a girl can be a strong woman & a perfect business woman also.

After having a wonderful interaction with these powerful and wonderful entrepreneurs some lucky students were able to get the certificates and lunch with the guests.

These all women have once again proved that Days are gone when women in India remained confined to within four walls of their homes and their immense strength and potential remained unrecognized and unaccounted for. Now, they are increasingly participating in all spheres of activities. The fact remains that the citadels of excellence in academic, politics, administration, business and industry are no longer the prerogatives of men.

The Art of Filmmaking by Madhur Bhandarkar

12th November 2022
Doon Business School always believes the real learning lies in practical field experience and experience from people who face struggle and are on the heights of success. Real learning is beyond classrooms and lectures. With this principle, a session on filmmaking was organised in our campus with a very renowned filmmaker from the Indian Film Industry Madhur Bhandarkar, Producer, Director- Dil To Baccha Hai Ji, Fashion, Chandni Bar, Heroine and many other blockbusters.

The session was moderated by Celebrity Casting Director Parag Mehta

World Food Day

15th October 2022
Dr. M. Madhu, Director, ICAR-IISWC, Dehradun the guest of honour delivered a key note address on the occasion of the World Food Day at Doon Business School, Dehradun on October 15, 2022

The World Food Day was celebrated on October 15, 2022 with the theme of this year “Leave NO ONE behind”. World Food Day 2022 is being marked in the backdrop of multiple global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia-Ukraine conflict, climate change, rising prices and international tensions. Since it will be Sunday on October 16, 2022, the Day was celebrated on October 15, 2022 at the Doon Business School Dehradun. The guest of honour was Dr. M. Madhu, the Director ICAR - IISWC Dehradun Uttarakhand who delivered a key note address on the above theme. In his welcome address, Dr I.J. Gulati (Principal Doon Business School), spoke about the achievements of Dr M. Madhu in the area of Soil and Water Conservation and Watershed Developments. He observed that food was the basic right of every individual for a healthy life and it has been possible to ensure food for every individual despite challenges of rising population in India through better germ plasm and improved resource conservation technologies.


DR M. Madhu, Director ICAR IISWC Dehradun being received at the DBS on World Food Day October 15, 2022


DR M.Madhu, Director ICAR IISWC Dehradun addressing students and faculty of DBS on World Food Day October 16, 2022


Audience of DBS faculty and students listening DR M. Madhu, Director ICAR IISWC Dehradun on World Food Day October 15, 2022

Dr M. Madhu in his keynote address highlighted the role of agricultural scientists and farmers in increasing the farm production from 50 million tonnes to more than 300 million tonnes and making the country self-sufficient in food production. There were all round developments in different sectors of agriculture after independence ranging from cereals, pulses, oilseeds, sugarcane fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, eggs, cotton and other fibres, fisheries etc. He stressed the importance of conservation of water and soil for sustainable production in different agro ecological regions ranging from western ghats to north - east India and in arid zones of the country in the backdrop of climate change scenarios. Soil and water are the vital natural resources essential to sustain life which are most neglected and over exploited. This calls everyone to honour and respect the natural resources and their careful use for the prosperity and sustenance of the future generations.

Judicious management of natural resources through highly effective soil and water conservation technologies and participatory watershed management is of paramount importance for sustaining various ecosystem services and achieving targets of various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieving the land degradation neutrality. Loss of top soil, shrinking water resources and the expanse of degraded lands in the country has serious consequences on country’s food security and environmental quality. Soil being a non-renewable resource and the basis for 97% of all food production, strategies to prevent soil depletion are critical for sustainable food production and exhorted everyone to take pledge to conserve water and soil for better future of the mankind.

Dr. Satish Pant (Professor at Doon Business School) delivered a lecture on role of “Agribusiness and entrepreneurship” in the current scenario and the importance of Farmers Producers Organisations(FPOs) and micro credits for farmers prosperity in the emerging 21st century. Quiz competition on World Food Day was organised for DBS students and poster making competition was held on the current theme of World Food Day, Leave NO ONE behind. Dr Harsh Mehta Professor DBS (Agriculture faculty) proposed a vote of thanks to Dr M. Madhu for sparing his valuable moments with the students of DBS and making this occasion a great event. He also thanked the Principal and faculty of DBS and students for participating in various events and activities enthusiastically and making it as a great success.

Freshers Party

“Fresher’s Party” is the first grand event witnessed by incoming students every year. There was no change in tradition this year as well and a grand Fresher’s Party was organised by seniors for the incoming students. There was a series of Fresher’s Parties which were organised by different programmes like MBA, BBA, PGDM, MAM, BCA, B. Com etc. Fresher’s Party provides a platform to incoming students for showcasing their talent, skills, and enthusiasm. The enthusiasm was quite high this October as well and students enjoyed the evenings with lot offun activities including games, dancing, singing, ramp walk etc.

De-mat Account Opening Drive

13th October 2022

Bulls and Bears Club at DBS conducted De-mat Account opening drive on 13th October 2022 in association with Sharekhan. Students were made aware about the details of de-mat accounts and were offered special rates by Sharekhan.

The event was kickstarted by inducting new office bearers of the club who will take responsibility for the next academic session. The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Nitin Balwani, Dr Nikhil Kulshreshth and Dr. Badri Singh Bhandari. Event was coordinated by office bearers of Bulls and Bears Club and student volunteers under the guidance of Club patrons CS Pitresh Kaushik and Prof. Neha Kukrety


3rd and 4th October 2022

The Wildlife Week is celebrated every year from 2 to 8 October in India. The main objective of this campaign is to promote the conservation and protection of animal life. It teaches people about the animal’s life and encourages them to save a large number of animals by not killing them for their own food or for other purposes. The Wildlife Week was started in 1952 with the aim of raising awareness the public to important measures for the protection of wildlife life. Against this backdrop, the Indian government has created an Indian Wildlife Council that is committed to raising awareness of the conservation of wildlife. On 3rd and 4th of October, wildlife week was celebrated by school of agriculture and allied sciences, DBS. On 3rd October, students were taken on forest walk with researchers of Wildlife Institute of India guiding the way. Students were exposed to the wilderness of Karwapani forest, to study the avi-fauna and flora of the area.

4th of October, 2022 started with an enthusiastic speech from Dr. Gulati followed by welcoming the guests. Dr. Porwal enlightened us with a talk on mangroves and tsunami. Wildlife quiz and poster competition was organized on the same day. Three young researchers from WII shared their knowledge and experiences with our students. Dr. Neha Awasthi (Senior Researcher at Wildlife institute of India, Kamala Chowdhury Fellowship Award. Research intern at the Exeter University of united kingdom) Mr Jayanta (Senior Research fellow at Wildlife institute of India, Worked in many protected areas in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand under the all-India tiger estimation project 2014and 2018) and Mr. Rahul (research fellow at Wildlife institute of India, working in Carbon Stock Estimation of Pinus roxburghi stands in Garhwal Himalaya) The day ended on a high note with the guests expressing their desire to meet the students on field.

Industrial Visit to India Glycols Ltd.

6th October 2022

PGDM 1st year students of Doon Business School got the opportunity to visit India Glycols Ltd, Sela Qui which was coordinated by CDC dept of DBS and our Alumni (2019-21), Sushmita Satpathy, who is currently working as Sr. HR Generalist with the only green petrochemical company of it’s kind.

The visit was proposed and requested by Prof. Rajeev Ranjan.

India Glycols is the first and only company in the world to have commercialised the production of ethylene oxide, its derivatives and glycols from renewable agricultural resources, namely molasses or sugar cane. .

The group was received by Sushmita Satpathy and the HR head, Mr. Swatantresh Mishra who briefed about the Mission, Vision and Value system of the company through a presentation. .

After this brief interaction which was followed by a Q & A session, the students were taken inside the plant to get the industry exposure. .

Overall it was quite a learning experience. .


22nd September 2022

An excursion program was organized for Fresher students of B.Sc Agriculture and B.Sc Forestry to promote experiential learning and have a glimpse about rich heritage of Dehradun city on 22nd September, 2022. Students visited FRI located at heart of Dehradun which is one of the oldest institutions of its kind and acclaimed the world over. The Institute’s history is virtually synonymous with the evolution and development of scientific forestry, not only in India, but over the entire sub –continent. The FRI is also home to museums such as the Pathology Museum, Social Forestry Museum, Silviculture Museum, Timbra Museum, Non-Wood Forest Products Museum and the Entomology Museum. Our student learnt about various aspects of Forestry.

Students also visited a beautiful Buddhist Monastery situated at clement town, Dehradun. Buddha Temple is a Tibetan monestary, also called as Mindrolling Monastery and was build in 1965 by his eminence the Kochen Rinpoche and few other monks for the promotion and protection of religious & cultural understanding of Buddhism.

Raffle Wheel by Marketing Club

A fun learning luck game by the name of the Raffle Wheel was organized by BBA III students under the club umbrella. The game was based on the fundamental concept of 7Ps of marketing i.e Product, Price, Place, Promotion, Physical Evidence, Process and People.

Under the event, seven games were displayed viz, the luck check, On the hunt, The guess battle, Ad striker, Godspeed, Jackpot & better luck next time, representing the relevance of various Pcs and all the students and staff members of DBS participated with full enthusiasm.

The event was based on the self-sustainable model and was sponsored by Poke-Pan Pizza, Annapurna restaurant, Play more café, Pooja unisex salon & fitness cage. 10 jackpots along with a lucky draw in the form of one month free membership of the fitness cage was won by participants along with various prizes and gift hampers/vouchers. Overall, the event was a great success.

Academic visit to Tribal Research Institute

31st August 2022

Under the umbrella of the Learning through Academic excursion program of Doon Business School to promote experiential learning, Students of School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences-DBS Group, BSc. Forestry 4th semester visited Tribal Research Institute, Dehradun on August 31st, 2022. Students learnt about various aspects of tribal communities of Uttrakhand including social institutions, food habits, folk arts, infrastructure, political participation, ethnomedicine, education, ethnography and government-run programmes and multiple schemes for uplifting tribals. Students also visited the tribal cultural museum, where they got a glimpse of the culture, heritage, artefacts, and social life's of the Tharu, Raji, Buksa, jaunsari and Bhotiya tribes.

Guest Lecture on Future - The HR Work

15th July 2022

As a part of the guest speaker session during the Orientation program of PG Batch 2022-23, Mr. S L Meena, GM- HR, ONGC -Videsh Ltd was invited to address the students on 15/7/22.

He delivered on the topic- Future- The HR Work. He shared his personal experiences with his assignments across countries during Covid 19 phase and what changes were incorporated in HR practices depending on the situations and challenges. He also encouraged the students to learn a skill set as per the need of the industry. He encouraged students to create and develop their own success story, set goals and to take appropriate decisions in life. Students were highly enriched with his words.

Industry Visit to Wood Carving Industry Saharanpur

18th August 2022

Under the umbrella of the Industry-Academia Linkage program of Doon Business School, the students of School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, B.Sc. Forestry (2nd year) visited the wood carving industry in Saharanpur. There they got practical exposure about conversion of wood to architectural wood appliques, corbels, brackets, capitals, pilasters, door panels, rosettes, keystones, swags of fruits and flowers, centre scrolls, corner pairs, millworks, mouldings, column capitals, bar pillars, stair rails, fireplace mantels, fire surrounds, ceiling medallions, finials, legs, header & footer appliques and decorative antique royal wood clocks, hand-carved architectural mouldings and other furniture components.

Dr. Sarfaraj Hasan, the owner of Asia Carvings explained about the various aspects of the wood carving industry and its export potential. He also shared his journey from working as an office assistant to a British importer to running a self-made export business of wooden artifacts. This industry visit will enable the students to tune their knowledge and skills to cope with the industrial standards and culture.

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