The Alumni Meet 2021 was hosted by the University on 18th December at The Army Club DSOI Dehradun. The Meet was attended by over 150 alumni and their spouses from India and abroad. The University hosted a cocktail dinner which was followed by a Live Musical Band Performance by the famous Prakriti Band.
A special session on whiskey appreciation was conducted at the School of Hospitality Management for BHM III Rd. semester students. Scotch, Irish and Bourbon whiskies were evaluated on colour, aroma, taste and finish through the sniff, swirl, and sip. The session was aimed at understanding the character of various whiskies along with their distinguishing features.
The extension of this session was on the preparation of a whiskey-based cocktail- “Whisky Sour”. This is a unique training at SoHM for budding bartenders as per the contemporary practices in the industry.
A Christmas-themed tea ceremony was organised by the School of Hospitality Management for academic and industry guests. The students prepared tea snacks on the theme with a brief cultural presentation.
The special guests, Mr Harkaran Singh, General Manager – Hotel Hyatt Regency, Dehradun, and Mr Anil Talukdar, Director of a renowned hotel management institute, over the warmth of the tea, delivered a message of hope and happiness to hospitality students who have braved this pandemic gloom and are now geared up for the new year ahead.
Messages to hospitality students were conveyed by the Vice-Chancellor and the Deans of various schools for braving this pandemic and continuing their academic journey by borrowing warmth from the Christmas spirit. Students exhibited a brief cultural show followed by tea and snacks. The entire team of the School of Hospitality Management made Christmas Eve special and stunning.
The event proceedings were moderated by Mr. Sumit Pratap, Assistant Professor-SoHM.
School of Hospitality Management conducted a Workshop on "Towel Folding Art" by Mr. Kuldeep Singh Gariya, Assistant Manager Housekeeping, VITs Group of Hotels. The session trained the students and hobbyists on various exquisite towel folding techniques, which are currently in vogue in luxury hotels and cruises globally.
The Annual Corporate Meet of IMS Unison University-Engage was hosted in Radisson Blu Plaza New Delhi, The event was attended by over 200 officials from across different Industries and India's top corporate houses. The event started with the introduction to the event by Dr Swati Bisht, Dean of Career Services followed by the welcome address by Hon Vice Chancellor Dr R.K. Pandey. The keynote addresses were delivered by some extremely eminent speakers who are globally acclaimed:
School of Hospitality Management at IMS Unison University and COWE (Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs) organised a Vegetarian Culinary competition Rasoi Queen Season 3 round. Winners were selected as the top three from Uttarakhand for the Semi-Finals to be held in Delhi.
Shri Harak Singh ji Rawat was the Chief Guest, and he appreciated the initiative and exhorted upon the skill development of women that can bring about empowerment.
The event was judged by eminent and celebrity Chef Rahul Wali.Chef VikasKuriyal Chef Tanuj Nayyar, Chef Pradeep Rawat, Chef Ashish Gagat, Chef Keshav Chawla and Chef Dev Mehta.
A freshers day welcome this year at IMS Unison University was a grand event spread over three days from 27-29, October 2021 for individual schools at university.
For the fresher students, it was an event for making memories that they would cherish for life. The assembly of cultural activities showcased the multifaceted talents of the new students along with light-hearted fun. The ceremony witnessed enthralling and thunderous performances by both the seniors and juniors alike. The students looked stunning in their gowns and tuxedos for the "Fashion Show" which was the major highlight of the Freshers Day.
The series of Freshers Day sessions culminated in winning the titles of Mr & Ms Fresher, the Runners up and Mr & Ms Spark from various programs and Schools of the University.
IMS Unison University, Dehradun has taken the initiative of organising an Outreach Program on the Management of Intellectual Property in collaboration with IIT Roorkee. The vivacious event was marked by the gracious presence of two very prominent and esteemed intellectuals from the exuberant premises of IIT Roorkee, Prof Vinay Sharma and Prof Rajat Agrawal. Prof. Vinay Sharma spoke on Marketing of Innovation, and Prof. Rajat Agarwal deliberated on the Management of Intellectual Property. The two lectures were followed by a question and answer round.
Dr. Saroj Bohra, Head, of the School of Law, welcomed participants who had enthusiastically registered for the programme. Over 200 students from institutions like Amity Noida AND prestigious local universities like the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Graphic Era University, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun Institute of Technology, ICFAI University, Dehradun, Institute of Technology and Management, Doon University, SGRR and IMS Unison University attended the programme.
School of Hospitality Management at IMS Unison University, Dehradun, organised THE WORKSHOP ON BARISTA TRAINING for hospitality students, hobbyists and Coffee Connoisseurs in and around Dehradun. The workshop was attended by students, faculties and coffee enthusiasts from various hospitality institutes in Dehradun.
The workshop was aimed at in-depth information on Coffee Botany along with intensive skill training in brewing Espresso Shot, basic Italian coffees, Coffee drinks and Latte Art, conducted by Mr Tushar Arora and Mr Vipul Arora, the coffee brew masters with experience from renowned hospitality organisations and certified by UCAI officials.
This two-day workshop was a unique event in Dehradun as it allowed hospitality students and coffee enthusiasts to learn by doing during each session. Prof. Gurdip Singh, The Chancellor - of IMS University, reiterated that these types of intensive workshop sessions will build skills in the professionals, which is the need of the hour. Various varieties of coffee were prepared and practised, namely Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha, Espresso Martini, coffee by drip method, filter method, siphon method, French Methods etc. The session also highlighted special coffee-based mocktails.
Along with the practical session, the talk on startups in small food businesses was delivered by Prof (Dr.) Vinay Kumar Nangia.
An intellectually stimulating five-day workshop was conducted at IMS Unison University campus to hone the skillset of MBA students that helped them get good placement opportunities and add yet another feather to their caps in addition to the highly enriching value addition programs held at the University continuously. The training was provided to more than 200 students of the University. The best private University in Dehradun provides great value to the students who witnessed the visit of highly experienced trainers under the leadership of Mr Vishwadeep Khatri, Founder and CEO of Benchmark Sigma with more than 25 years of experience working in the industry in the area of process improvement and training.
School of Hospitality Management and the School of Liberal Arts celebrated International Women's Day by jointly hosting a highly successful one-day National Interdisciplinary Conference Challenging the Status Quo: Gendered Empowerment and Change. The event brought together academics, industry professionals, researchers and students from diverse disciplines and fields across the curriculum in a series of well-attended sessions on Gender and the Professions, Gender and Culture, and Empowerment.
School of Hospitality Management, IMS Unison University and Bar Academy of Dehradun hosted the Bartenders Conclave. India's renowned Bartenders graced their presence to conduct various technical sessions and presentations related to the trade. At the inaugural session, Honorable Chancellor, Prof. Gurdeep Singh conveyed the importance of passion for the trade and how this profession has now grown with social acceptability. Dr.Ravikesh Srivastav elaborated on how skill-based vocations are emerging on the horizon. The bar specialists were felicitated by the Honorable Chancellor and the officers of the University. Mr Sandeep Verma was felicitated in absentia the Achievers Award and Bar Star Award were felicitated to Mr Kuldeep Singh, Mr Sam Suman, Mr VaibhvUniyal, Mr Piyush Bohra, in absentia to Mr Jeet Rana, Mr Prateek Gusain, Mr Sanchayan Jana, and Mr Artim. The technical session on craft beers and the concept of Microbrewery was presented by Mr Vaibhav Uniyal.
IMS Unison University hosted an Alumni Connect in Thimphu, Bhutan, for its Bhutanese Alumni. The Meet was attended by Sherab Wangmo BCA, Ugyen Choden, Phurpa Tshering And Jamyang Chophel, all from BAJMC. All students came dressed in their beautiful National Bhutanese attire. It began with the alumni sharing their experiences in their new lives and how much they miss their college life. Sherab presently works for the famous Druk School as a Senior Teacher, Ugyen works with Drukair, Royal Bhutan Airlines as their Research Associate And Phurpa & Jamyang after topping their Bhutan Civil Services Exam work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Royal) Government of Bhutan. It ended with a vote of thanks, followed by dinner.
School of Hospitality Management students showcased Valentine's Day-themed Menu - Practical Project, to learn about hosting theme-based food events. The Restaurant Lab was decorated in tune with the theme to build up the ambience, and mock guests were engaged with themed activities along with the food.
The team of students prepared Rose Mousse, Strawberry Hearts, Kiss Me Donuts, Garland Bread Rolls, Valentine's Cake, Hearty Pizzas, Miss Me Cookies and Marry Me Cupcakes.
School of Hospitality Management organised a specialist technical workshop on “Whiskyology ". Mr Jeet Verma was the resource person for the workshop, he is a renowned and established name in the bar-tending domain and is the Head –bartender with Masti Cocktails and Cuisines, Dubai. This technical workshop was attended by Hospitality students from various institutes in Dehradun, Connoisseurs and hobbyists.
The first session of the workshop was a technical journey on the making of the finest whiskies around the world, including Irish, Scotch, Canadian, American and new craft whiskies. The second Technical session was a practical session based on understanding the characteristics of whisky and preparation of whisky-based signature cocktails followed by a Quiz and Q&A session.
An Interactive Session was conducted today at IMS Unison University on the topic “Economic Empowerment of Women through Trade & Technology”. Dr. Amrita Bahri, an alumnus of the London School of Economics and the University of Birmingham, presently the Co-Chair for Mexico at the World Trade Organization (WTO), was the resource person for the same. Students and faculty members of IMS Unison University & Swami Rama Himalayan University attended the session enthusiastically and had a great learning experience. During her session, Prof. Bahri provided useful insights and explained the importance of women's empowerment from a global perspective. She stressed the pressing need to empower women in a developing country like India, which has ample scope and potential for growth. The Students and Faculty Members asked extremely pertinent questions during the Q & A Session, to which she answered earnestly.
The School of Hospitality Management celebrated National Pizza Day (of America) by hosting a special demonstration and practice practical session for hospitality students and hobbyists on various popular Pizzas, including the origin, evolution of Pizzas, preparation of various types of Pizzas, secrets of the dough, the expertise of the pizza sauce and their eating methods.
Visiting Guest, Cordon –-Blue trained Chef Rahul Wali, Chef-Owner of Rahul’s Kitchen, and Mr. Ashish Narayan, Connoisseur and Proprietor- of B & M Store, attended the session and interacted with the students. Students presented 17 different varieties of Pizzas ranging from classical Pizza Margarita to Modern Day Cheese Burst.
An interactive workshop on 'Writing for Mass Media & Press Council of India: Guidelines for Paid News' was organised by the School of Mass Communication. The resource person for the workshop was Prof. Baldev Raj Gupta, a Member of the Press Council of India. Prof BR Gupta is also an esteemed media academician. In this one-day workshop, he shared the current nuances of the Indian Media Industry, wherein he discussed the perils of Paid News, PCI guidelines and news headline writing. Overall, it was an enriching experience for the students who further honed their news writing skills under his guidance.
Filmmaking as a profession has always attracted the most creative minds in India. To get a foothold in the industry, it is desirable to earn a Media and Filmmaking degree. Therefore, a few students of the School of Mass Communication attended the Joint Entrance Test Admission Seminar conducted by the premier Film and Television Institute of India and Satyajit.
Ray Film and Television Institute at Soochna Bhavan, Dehradun. Bhupendra Kainthola, FTII Director and Sudarshan Juyal, a renowned cinematographer and a few other officials apprised the students on the available courses at the institutes and on how to qualify for the exams. Overall, it was an enriching experience for students who wished to pursue a career in film.
School of Hospitality Management organised Skill based Workshop on Napkin Folding Techniques for hospitality students, enthusiasts and hobbyists.
The workshop entailed the origin and history of Napkins and Napkin folding. The Napkin etiquettes were elaborated upon in the workshop. The demonstration and practice session of various Napkin Folding Techniques were showcased. The Tuxedo, Goblet Fan, Rose Bud, and Bird of Paradise were some notable folds amongst many that were demonstrated and practised.
School of Hospitality Management had organised a Skill-training, based Workshop on Napkin Folding Techniques. The workshop entailed the origin and history of Napkins and Napkin folding, along with Napkin etiquette. The demonstration and practice session of various Napkin Folding Techniques were showcased.
National Youth Day is celebrated in India on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. The purpose of the day was to draw attention to cultural and legal issues surrounding the youth. NSS Students of IMS Unison University celebrated the day by inviting Swami Jagdish Hari Das Ji from ISKCON. At the outset, Prof. Gurdip Singh Bahri, Chancellor, of IMS Unison University, extended his good wishes and showered his blessings.
He told the students to take examples from the life of Swami Vivekananda and rise ahead in life. Swami Jagdish, while addressing the students, stated that Swami Vivekananda inspired millions of youth during his era and continues to do so even today. He exhorted students to read Bhagwat Geeta and also learn from the teachings of Lord Krishna. A short documentary prepared on the life of Swami Vivekananda by the students from the School of Mass Communication was also presented on the occasion.
School of Hospitality Management organised the Open Workshop on Food Business Entrepreneurship for hospitality and management stream students. The objective of this Workshop is to sensitise and motivate the budding professionals for the spirit of entrepreneurship.
The workshop would include sessions on understanding the Food Business, Preparing a Business Plan and arranging finances and important aspects of successfully running a food business. Mr. Don Davis, Owner/Operator of Taste of America and life skills coach and Prof. Vinay Kumar Nangia, Dean of SoM will be the experts for the sessions.
IMS Unison University, Dehradun, bid farewell to its passing out batch of MBA & LL.M students in a Farewell Party, which was organised on the University premises. The students, both guests and hosts, were dressed at their brilliant best. Mesmerising performances put together by the students enthralled the Faculty and outgoing students. Myriad dance and songs were the main attraction of the day. The performances given by the outgoing students were appreciated and applauded by all. Prof. (Dr.) Gurdip Singh Bahari, Chancellor, of IMS Unison University, showered his blessings on the students and wished them good luck for their future. He encouraged the students to set high goals for themselves and work hard to achieve them. On the melodious notes of foot-tapping music, students danced and rocked the stage. It was indeed a memorable event for the outgoing students of the University.
The National Business Plan Competition was organised by the School of Management as the part of annual fest, Lamhe. The event witnessed the participation of more than 25 students across different colleges and universities. The event was judged by industrialists on the different technical aspects of Finance, Marketing, Human Resources and Operations. The winners were :ParthNandwani, Shitoshna Shrestha. The second prize was bagged by Nischay Saxena, Vishantsuri, and Shashank Pandey. The third prize was won by Surbhi Gupta, Dakshes Rawat & Manu Sharad.
School of Hospitality Management hosted a Master Chef culinary competition. The culinary competition was aimed at providing artistic expression through food. Ten teams participated from various schools of Universities and Institutes from Dehradun. The basic ingredient basket, along with the noodle was provided to the participants and given a challenge to create innovative dishes. Participants created very unique and interesting dishes, namely peppery Maggi, magnest and Maggi kofta. The team of Paridhi Garg and Aadish Khanduja from Management Stream won the first position, and the second position was bagged by Rajni Sanger and Rohit Malik from IHM Dehradun.
Lamhe creates colourful delight for young minds. School of Hospitality Management organised Master Blender 2018, aimed at encouraging practical skills in the student participants. Nine participants showcased their skills at the training bar of the school. The participant presented an impressive array of mocktails that bedazzled the judges. Innovative Mocktails, namely Bleeding Kausani, Detox Breezer, Ginger Lemmon Mojito, and Chatpata Mary, were showcased First Position was secured by Mr. Sunil Chourasiya from Alpine College, Dehradun. Runners Up was secured by Ms. Paridhi Garg from the School of Law, IMS Unison University Dehradun. The event was judged by Mr Kuldeep Singh, Bar Manager of Hotel Ramada Dehradun and Mr Tushar Arora, CEO of Tangerine Boxx and an Accomplished Beverage Connoisseur.
School of Law organised Legal Debate. It was a successful event that gave a platform for students to build their debating skills. The total number of teams that participated was 5, and it was judged by Ms.Shalini Saxena. Everything was held under the guidance of Mr. Nikunj Singh Yadav. Raman of BHU and Alok of IMS Unison were declared as winners while the Aaditya and Akansha of 7th sem IMS Unison were runnerup.
Best Manager was organised by the School of Management. In this event, we judge the innate qualities of a manager in the student. Five rounds, namely Introduction, Business Quiz, Case Study, Extempore and Management Game, are conducted to test the students. The student scoring the highest total marks is declared The Best Manager.
IMS Unison University School of Law celebrated the 69th National Law Day in all its grandiosity. The zealous day witnessed passionate rounds of competitions and activities performed by the students of the School of Law.
The exuberant day began with the showdown between the two teams of the moot court competition, the teams showed extreme vigour. The essay writing competition organised by the Seminar & conference committee, the legal quiz organised by the Debating Society, poster poster-making competition organised by the client counselling committee and the Nukkad Natak competition organised by the Legal Aid Society, further illuminated the importance and significance of the day.
IMS Unison University School of Law celebrated the 69th National Law Day, on 26th November 2018 in all its grandiosity. The zealous day witnessed passionate rounds of competitions and activities performed by the students of the School of Law.
The prize distribution ceremony commenced with the welcome address by Dr Saroj Bohra, Head, School of Law, who expressed her gratitude to the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour for adding lustre to the event with their presence. She also gave a brief overview of various activities conducted by the School of Law on the occasion of 69th National Law Day and congratulated the students for the same. Further, the Vice Chancellor admonished the August gathering by extending his heartening welcome to the honourable Chief Guest & amp; guest of Honour and also extended his greetings to all the participants for their efforts. Professor Dr. Gurdip Singh, Chancellor, further enlightened the afternoon with his exhilarating words of wisdom. Honourable Guest of Honour Ms Sushma Juyal Anthwal (Senior Advocate Supreme Court), in her spirited declamation, sighted the importance of Law Day and congratulated students for their efforts and activities held since morning. Honourable Chief Guest Ms Usha Negi (Chair Person- Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights), in her eternalising declamation, said that the National Law Day should be celebrated daily as a responsibility of an individual. According to her, students should cooperate with the commission to make the commission’s work very smooth. Ms. Shalini Bachheti, Faculty Convener, in her vote of thanks, presented her gratitude to the faculty members and the students of the School of Law for the success of the event. The jubilant day came to an end with the prize distribution ceremony as well as student accolades being acknowledged and the felicitation of the esteemed guests.
A special One Day Photography Workshop was organised by the School of Mass Communication Mr Bhumesh Bharti, a very senior and renowned Uttarakhand-based photographer, was the resource person for the event. Mr Bhumesh Bharti is well-known in the field of wildlife and defence photography for more than 18 years. He has been associated with various organisations like Outlook Magazine, Careers 360, Uttarakhand Tourism and many more regional and national media organisations. The workshop was held in two sessions. In the first session, Mr. Bhumesh Bharti discussed the history of photography, highlighting the days when photographs used to be black and white. He also explained in detail the style of photography and the evolution of the camera from the film role to the digital era. He further discussed the various technical aspects of clicking the perfect meaningful photo. He then explained the different types of cameras and their uses. He also elaborated on the importance of different lenses, aperture, shutter speed, ISO etc. Using the projector, he demonstrated the different kinds of pictures he had captured and explained how he used different lenses and camera angles to bring out the desired story. In the second session, students were asked to showcase the pictures they had clicked during the workshop session. Mr Bhumesh Bharti happily critiqued every picture while giving his viewpoint on the same. The students were, therefore, able to gain valuable advice on how to improve their photography skills. The highly interactive workshop then culminated with a question and answer session where budding photographers cleared their doubts. Overall, it was an enriching experience for all students who want to gain a foothold in the highly lucrative photography industry. The session then concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Sushil Rai, Head, SOMC.