The seminar courses are an important part of the PGDM-BE programme at EDI. They are specially designed to provide in-depth understanding of various sectors where the student wants to associate in future. These first-year seminars are taught by EDI faculty in association with various industry experts and consultants. Seminar faculty often serves as informal mentors for their students long after the class has ended.
(Find a list of topics in continuation to our previous blog posts :
(11) Healthcare & Lifesciences (H & LS)
Healthcare resources in India though not adequate, are ample. There has been a definite growth in the overall healthcare resources and health related manpower in the last decade. However, unequal distribution of resources becomes apparent and access to quality healthcare services has been limited by income inequality.
The government of India is considering a proposal to increase public expenditure on drugs from 0.1% of GDP to 0. 5. of GDP and provide free essential medicines to all. Apart from this, more facts & real picture about the field will be imparted to the students.
(12) Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES)
The global technology and related services sector recorded a steady growth of 4.8% in 2012 to USD 1.9 trillion .As per latest report of NASSCOM, IT-BPM services and software products continued to lead, accounting for over 58% of total IT spend .Total revenues of IT industry is expected to grow by about 13-15 per cent.
Students will learn more on how Cloud computing and virtualization technology provides flexibility, convenience as well as reliability along with cost optimization. Convergence of mobility and web is opening several opportunities for new applications for mobile access to the system particularly in the area of business intelligence and reporting. Existing applications also need enhancements to incorporate these technologies.
(13) Infrastructure (INFRA)
India’s infrastructure sector spearheads the growth of the Indian economy. Recent policy initiatives and the emphasis on infrastructure showed by the government in the budget are also expected to provide an impetus to the sector.
Students get to know about the Business Environment changes, selection criteria of bidders, change in law, credit availability, delay in government clearances/approvals, etc.
(14) Logistics & Supply Chain (L & SC)
The annual logistics cost in India is estimated to be 14% of the GDP, which translates into USD 140 billion assuming the GDP of India to be slightly over USD 1 trillion. Out of this USD 140 billion logistics cost, almost 99% is accounted for by the unorganized sector and slightly more than 1%, i.e. approximately USD 1.5 billion, is contributed by the organized sector.
There are many Opportunities coming on the way like Manufacturing boom, expected rise in International trade from India, MNC’s setting up manufacturing in India, Government’s thrust on Infrastructure and implementation of VAT will lead to growth in warehousing business.
(15) Chemicals & Allied Products(C&A)
Chemicals are a part of every aspect of human Life, right from the food we eat to the clothes we wear to the cars we drive. Chemical industry contributes significantly to improving the quality of life through breakthrough innovations enabling pure drinking water, faster medical treatment, stronger homes and greener fuels. The chemical industry is critical for the economic development of any country, providing products and enabling technical solutions in virtually all sectors of the economy.