Hard Work: A Way to Reach New Heights

Ruma Mehta

Faculty, Surya School of Business Management

Hard Work is a key to achieve success and good results in near future. It always pays off. A person who is hard worker gets an opportunity to reap off the benefits of his/her uphill struggle.

There is a beautiful quote given by Thomas Edison:

“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Accordingly a genius is often merely a talented person who has done all of his or her homework.”

Through the above inspirational quote it is clear that genius can do anything and everything in his/her life in order to get satisfaction.

Human life is full of twists and turns. One must work efficiently and effectively in order to get out of it. Hard work is the only means to achieve an end. It is the way to overcome various obstacles. One should believe on the fact that “Karam karo, phal ki icchha mat karo as it will only assist them to grow and strengthen their position.

Surya World as an institution  award various students who work hard for their exams and achieve success by getting one or the other position both at university or institute level.  It’s not only academics but at technical and cultural level also students are honored for their accomplishment.    On 22nd March, 2014, Annual Convocation was held at Surya World, when more than 250 students were awarded their degrees  for putting their efforts and hard slog. This helped them   to get message out of it that hard work always pays and it’s never wasted. Believing on the fact scholars will try to prove themselves and give positive representation at their end in coming future.

REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT: BECOME AN ECO- WARRIOR

CARBON FOOTPRINTS

Neha Mehandiratta

Faculty, Surya School of Business Management

 

India is now the world’s third biggest emitter of CO2, after China and the US….The fact seems alarming, but it is true!

A ‘carbon footprint’ is a measure of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with an activity or group of activities. Nearly everything that we do produces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions either directly or indirectly. The most important greenhouse gas produced by human activities is carbon dioxide. Direct GHG emissions sources are often easy to identify – for example burning fossil fuels for electricity generation, heating.

India and China are among the world’s biggest contributors to fossil fuel emissions with India’s carbon dioxide discharge increasing by a whopping 7.7 percent last year

“Based on estimates of economic activity in 2013, emissions are set to rise 2.1 percent in 2013 to reach 36 billion tones of CO2,” the annual analysis by Global Carbon Project reported.

As responsible citizens, we should make individual efforts to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment. Here are some easy ways in which we can contribute towards the environment:

  • Walk whenever possible
  • Use a fan
  • largely avoid using the air-conditioner
  • Drink lot of water
  • Use light clothes
  • Save water (keep tap on a trickle and not a strong stream)
  • Use bath water to water the plants
  • Try to grow food and vegetables yourself
  • Use internet & Skype whenever possible for work, reduce travelling
  • Encourage public mode of transport
  • Avoid printing, if need be, use both sides of the paper
  • Try to consult reference books before using online search engines

Surya World was recently awarded Green Flag by Go Green International Organisation for their efforts towards contributing to reducing CO2 in the environment. The lush green lawns of Surya World speak tones about this mission. Click here to experience the  beautiful green lawns at Surya World.

 

Organizing Events for Employees – Platform to Learn, Perform and Rise

students win laurels at annual meet @ SURYA WORLD

students  & facultywin laurels at Annual Athletic Meet @ SURYA WORLD

Ruma Mehta

Faculty, Surya School of Business Management

 In today’s competitive world, every organization consider their employees and other members (whether at top or at low level of management hierarchy) as essential ones but individuals  are not able to give best  of their potential due to stress of work and other activities that are assigned to them . In order to improve productivity of employees, organization should arrange various events in and out. This will not only help the members to explore their talent but will also lead them in meeting and beating the competitive scenario.

When different functions are arranged in an association the individuals are able to gain knowledge of various codes of conduct, lead in a group, coordinate various issues, give exposure to their qualities. It also helps them to gain insights into planning concept.

We at Surya World give chance to our students & staff to explore their talent by the means of managing & participating in different events. Every year, an assortment of activities is conducted such as   Tech-Fest, Surya Annual Sports Meet, and Conferences, where students are given opportunity to lead and coordinate the whole happenings. Both opening and closing acts of the fest are performed by students. This helps them to become leaders and learn leadership skills by performing the work in realistic manner.

Top 8 benefits of Cloud Computing

Er. Sumit Khurana

Faculty, Department of Computer Science  Engineering, Surya World

a)         Flexibility

The second a company needs more bandwidth than usual, a cloud-based service can instantly meet the demand because of the vast capacity of the service’s remote servers. In fact, this flexibility is so crucial that 65% of respondents to an InformationWeek survey said “the ability to quickly meet business demands” was an important reason to move to cloud computing.

 

b)         Disaster Recovery

When companies start relying on cloud-based services, they no longer need complex disaster recovery plans. Cloud computing providers take care of most issues, and they do it faster.

 

c)         Cap Ex-Free

Cloud computing services are typically pay as you go, so there’s no need for capital expenditure at all. And because cloud computing is much faster to deploy, businesses have minimal project start-up costs and predictable ongoing operating expenses.

 

d)         Increased Collaboration

Cloud computing increases collaboration by allowing all employees – wherever they are – to sync up and work on documents and shared apps simultaneously, and follow colleagues and records to receive critical updates in real time.

 

e)         Work from anywhere

As long as employees have internet access, they can work from anywhere. This flexibility positively affects knowledge workers’ work-life balance and productivity. One study found that 42% of working adults would give up some of their salary if they could telecommute, and on average they would take a 6% payout.

 

f)          Document Control

If a company doesn’t use the cloud, workers have to send files back and forth over email, meaning only one person can work on a file at a time and the same document has tones of names and formats. Cloud computing keeps all the files in one central location, and everyone works off of one central copy. Employees can even chat to each other whilst making changes together. This whole process makes collaboration stronger, which increases efficiency and improves a company’s bottom line.

g)         Security

Some 800,000 laptops are lost each year in airports alone. This can have some serious monetary implications, but when everything is stored in the cloud, data can still be accessed no matter what happens to a machine.

 

h)         Environment Friendly

Businesses using cloud computing only use the server space they need, which decreases their carbon footprint.  Using the cloud results in at least 30% less energy consumption and carbon emissions than using on-site servers.

 

 

WANT TO WIN? HERE ARE SOME CAREER LESSONS FROM JACK WELCH

JACK-WELCH

JACK WELCH

FORMER CEO, GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE)

          Dr. Parkee Bhatnagar

Head, Surya School of Business Management

Jack Welch, former chairman and chief executive of General Electric, loves to be heard. After retiring from GE four years ago and publishing an autobiography, he wrote a book on his management philosophy, titled Winning, which he is promoting through frequent speeches and media interviews. But, unlike most prodigious talkers, Welch is hardly boring. He advocates candor and practices it, strenuously.

His lessons are popularly termed as “Welchisms”.

Welch says that a key part of winning is hiring the right people — those who are good at what they do and therefore make the boss look good. The right people sometimes outgrow their job and move on. But “that’s fabulous,” Welch said. “Some of my former employees are running big companies and have made way for other ‘greats’ to take their place at GE.”

For more insights into Welchisms, visit the following link and also watch a career advice video on You Tube:

http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/want-to-win-heres-some-practical-advice-from-jack-welch/

REDUCING STRESS!!!!!

Sarveer Kaur

            Faculty, Surya School of Business Management

 Is it possible that we never have stress in our lives?Can we forever wipe out this force called stress? Small children are weighed down more by their school bags and studies rather than their own weight! There is the stress of cut-throat competition all around, The youth are bogged down by the need to go for higher education, there is the stress for securing jobs and employment, Housewives have to manage with a shoe-string budget, Fathers are worried about their daughters’ alliances, Employees are tense over shuffling and job cuts, Old people pulled down by age related illnesses, The list goes on and on thereby reflecting a world which is not free of stress and tension. Every human being, in any circumstance, is bound to face it, inevitably.

Visualizing a stress – free life is the biggest hurdle in the way of a peaceful life!

1. How to minimize the intensity of stress

2. How to uproot the causes & reasons of stress!!

The first and foremost thing that we have to accept is that things don’t work out the way always as we want them to, ever in our favour.

Do not try to put your emotions on leash, do not chain them, they are meant to flow and sway! Curbing your emotions and sentiments would fill you with unwanted tensions.

Strong emotions should not be suppressed. Do not allow artificiality to enter your system. Personally I feel that the most practical way to handle stress is to assess the situation logically . In that situation, try to be cool-headed and think:

1.  Which conditions can you change and mould. (Changeable)

2.  Which of them, you can’t. (Unchangeable)

Ways to reduce stress

Pay attention to the behavior 

Usually our actions and words reflect the stress we undergo. We get irritated quickly, are flustered and prone to making more mistakes. This further leads to more stress. For all this we sometimes have to pay a heavy price. To take charge of any situation we have to exercise patience towards controlling our behaviour. In unfavourable situations, dishing out irritation and throwing tantrums at your friends and family would serve no purpose; rather you would lose some important relationships and aggravate the tensions already existing. Unknowingly you would be damaging a lot more than you could imagine of.

Stop – Take A Break – Then Think Again

If you find yourself in a fix and think that there is no way out, then just simply wait. Hold on for a while and take a break. It will require some efforts, some extra labour but try to disentangle you from the root cause of stress. Meet your mentor or closest friend, watch your favorite movie, and listen to soul stirring songs. May sound impractical, but it is time tested. Now, after a while, rethink about the causes and channels which you haven’t touched hitherto. Try to think with an unprejudiced mind, bias-free. Put yourself in the shoes of others. Be stoic. Don’t swerve. I am pretty sure, you will find the way.

Prayer and Meditation

I have come across staunch atheists who, in times of crises, remember God, the Almighty. When we pray, or concentrate, then we establish a link with our soul and God too. A strange but satisfying peace envelopes our heart. I believe that prayers are answered, they rarely go unheeded. Even you must have experienced miracles in this world. The truth is, these miracles are beyond the realm of logic

Retail- The Booming Sector of Indian Economy

– Upasana Goyal
– Faculty. Surya School of Business Management

The future of FDI in India is a debatable question since the introduction of new FDI policy reforms in September 2012. FDI in Retail is a sensitive issue in India and its impact on traditional segment needs to be evaluated.
Retailing is known to be one of the strongest pillars of Indian Economy. It contributes approx 14% to the GDP and employees about 7% of the workforce from nation. The present Indian retail market is fragmented into 2 segments i.e Organized Retail & Unorganized retail. According to the Economic Survey 2012-13, which was tabled by Finance Minister P Chidambaram in Parliament, as far as small retailers are concerned, organized retail already co-exists with small traders and the unorganized retail sector. Organized retail involves modern formats of retailing like shopping malls, supermarkets, hypermarkets, category killers, specialty stores etc, constituting about 8-10% of Indian retail segment. On the other hand unorganized retail involves corner stores, paan walas, kirana shops, convenience stores, constituting about 90% of the Indian retail segment. “The organized retail sector with emergence of new store formats is recording phenomenal growth and will completely revolutionize retailing over next 3-4 years,” said the study brought by the Associated Chambers Of Commerce and Industry conducted in 2010. India is a home to 15 million points of sale, or shops, of which a majority are run as a standalone and operated by members of same family. These independent retail shops thus provide employment to family members (Technopak, 2012). Retail reforms are supposed to provide future growth in employment, Real estate and strengthening of distribution & logistic services.
Also India is seen as one of the most favored destination by foreign players after the FDI reforms. It is ranked fifth as per worldwide ranking.
We at SURYA WORLD are making students aware of the Current Economic occurrences. Students are asked to give presentations to upgrade their knowledge. A learning culture is encouraged by Institution to enhance the skills of students and make them Future Ready to participate in corporate world.