PTU Nalanda School of TQM & Entrepreneurship held the Orientation Programme of the 18th batch of B.Tech-Industrial Engineering & Management, and the 6th batch of MBA (Executive) at its Mohali Campus. The day-long programmewas attended by over 75 working professionals (Diploma holders & Graduates) from more than 50 organisations, from both Manufacturing and Service sectors, who have joined these part-time degree courses, specially tailored for working executives.

The Chief Guest for the Inaugural Session, Mr K. Manohar, Vice-President (Operations), Max Speciality Products Ltd. stressed on the need for zero defect products and services. While addressing the new entrants he said that the focus now is on making India a global hub for manufacturing; the lessons on “Leadership” and “Productivity” learnt at PTU Nalanda would be beneficial not only to the learners in the programmes but also to the industries they work for.

Also present was Padma Shri Chandra Mohan, former Vice-Chairman & M.D. of Punjab Tractors Ltd., who is the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institute. In his address,he shared some of the key learnings from his life time and inspired the attendees to be innovative and focused on their goals. He highlighted the importance of value creation through Total Quality and stressed upon the need for everyone to make Quality a way of life.

Extending a hearty welcome to all the new joinees, the School’s CEO Mr Manish Trehan, assured them of a professionally rewarding and unparalleled academic experience. While giving an overview of the programmes, he said that the transformation at PTU Nalanda would give them a lifelong competitive advantage. Mr Trehan also recalled the words of late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, a founding mentor of the School, “Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.”

A few senior students of the School, present on the occasion, also shared their own unique experiences on their transition during these programmes which has given them a distinct edge over others at their workplace. They encouraged the new learners to study smart and work hard.

Later, during the day, the learners were introduced to the Faculty and the Academic Services Team of the School, who shared with them the innovative pedagogy of the courses and the School’s policies. The Orientation Programme concluded with motivational presentations by members of the faculty.