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Bridging Government and Private Decision Makers’ Agenda in Mainstreaming Disaster Impact Resiliency towards Business Community

Day 1 Summary
A two-day international seminar was organized by the Department of Management Sciences and the Department of Public Administration, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore on “Bridging Government and Private Decision Makers’ Agenda in Mainstreaming Disaster Impact Resiliency towards Business Community”. The opening ceremony of the seminar was hosted in the main auditorium of Lahore College for Women University on 19th February, 2018, where number of renowned guests from public sector, private sector and academia participated in the event.

The worthy Dr. Tabassam Raza, Associate Dean and Director DRM Unit, PSBA, Manila, Philippines & Head, DRM and CCA University of Philippines Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. Philippines, participated as resource person from Philippines, whereas Mr. Mahar Ijaz Ahmad Achlana, Minister Punjab Disaster Management Department participated in the event as the guest of honor. The other worthy guests included:

1.    Dr. Nasira Jabeen, Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and Director of the Institute of Administrative Sciences at the University of the Punjab, Lahore

2.    Prof. Dr. Shaker Mahmood Mayo, City Regional Planning Department, UET, Lahore

3.    Ms. Rabiya Mukhtar, Disaster Risk Management Specialist at Project Implementation Unit Provisional Disaster Management Authority, Lahore, Pakistan

4.    Dr. Nighat Ghulam Ansari, Assistant Professor at Institute of Administrative Sciences at the University of the Punjab, Lahore

5.    Mr. Hameed Ullah Malick, Project Director PIU-PDMA

6.    Dr. Hafiz Zafar, Associate Professor, Hailey College of Commerce, University of the Punjab

7.    Brig. Muhammad Latif, Deputy Chairman Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA)

8.    Dr. Muhammad Attique ur Rehman, Head of the Department City Regional Planning, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

9.    Dr. Asma Khalid, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Fatima Jinnah University, Islamabad


The Incharge Department of Management /sciences, Ms. Rabia Asif along with the Incharge Department of Public Administration, Ms. Sobia Hassan chaired the event.

The opening ceremony started with the welcome note from the worthy vice chancellor, Lahore College for Women University, Professor Dr. Uzma Qureshi. She welcomed the honorable guests and participants to the event. In her speech, she said that it was very important to understand how disasters can impede the economic progress of a country. For that matter, the immense importance of global adaptation of industry to disaster and risk was to be brought into limelight by the research, academia and practitioners in order to take necessary measures for the risk aversion attached. She closed her note on the announcement of joint declaration between Lahore College for Women University and Philippines School of Business Administration for an agenda which will serve as a win-win deal for both the countries.
The guest of honour, Mr. Ijaz Ahmad Achlana, Minister Punjab Disaster Management Department, addressed the audience by asserting that it was the need of the hour prepare the masses for disaster management including the general public as well as the business community. He further emphasized that the business community and industry should take special measures for dealing with the unforeseen disasters in order to avoid the aversive effects of such disasters on the economy. He said that such seminars help bridge a gap between research, academia and industry to formulate and implement the better policies and decisions regarding disaster management.

He was followed by a very informative presentation by Ms. Rabiya Mukhtar, Disaster Risk Management Specialist at Project Implementation Unit Provisional Disaster Management Authority, Lahore, Pakistan, on the topic of “Integration of Disaster Risk Redicution (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptaion (CCA) in Pakistan.” In yet precise yet enlightening session, she familiarized the audience with the concepts of DRR and CCA and ther significance for the general public and business community in the years to come.

Dr. Tabassum Raza also addressed the seminar with a formal presentation on “Geographical Information System (GIS) based strategy for economic and social recovery of selected flood effected areas in Punjab, Pakistan: A case of Lahore Pakistan comparing with Quezon City Philippines”. In his presentation, he focused on adapting a proactive approach to disaster management by identifying the vulnerable areas through GIS technology and then planning risk aversion strategies for those areas.


The event was then addressed by Professor Dr. Nasira Jabeen, Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and Director of the Institute of Administrative Sciences at the University of the Punjab, Lahore. In her address, she said that social, economic and geopolitical vulnerabilities were currently posing a huge threat and challenge to the government and business sector. In order to avoid any kinds of risks related to these vulnerabilities, serious consideration should be given to rethink the relevant policies and strategies. Moreover, she emphasized on having clear and well-defined, yet flexible business strategies and use of the modern state of the art tools for risk management.
An informative panel discussion was also a part of the seminar. The panelists included Dr. Nighat Ghulam Ansari, Mr. Hameed Ullah Malik, Dr. Hafiz Zafar, Dr. Tabassam Raza and Dr. Muhammad Attique ur Rehman moderated the session. An extensive discussion session was carried out on proactive rather than reactive approach to disaster management for the industry. The opening ceremony ended with the souvenir distribution among the worthy guests and a group photo.

Day 2 Summary

A two-day international seminar was organized by the Department of Management Sciences and the Department of Public Administration, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore on “Bridging Government and Private Decision Makers’ Agenda in Mainstreaming Disaster Impact Resiliency towards Business Community”. The closing ceremony of the seminar was hosted in the main auditorium of Lahore College for Women University on 20th February, 2018, where number of renowned guests from public sector, private sector and academia participated in the event. The list of worthy guests and participants of the event are as under:

1.    Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, Member Federal Public Service Commission, Government of Pakistan

2.    Brigadier Muhammad Latif, Deputy Chairman, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA)

3.    Dr. Tabassam Raza, Associate Dean and Director DRM Unit, PSBA, Manila, Philippines & Head, DRM and CCA
University of Philippines Planning and Development Research Foundation, Inc. Philippines


4.    Prof. Dr. Shaker Mahmood Mayo, City Regional Planning Department, UET, Lahore

5.    Ms. Qaisera Sheikh, Former President Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry

6.    Dr Ghulam Rasul, Director General of  Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Panel Member

7.    Lieutenant Col. Rtd. Saadat Janjua (Director Coordination Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority)

8.    Dr. Muhammad Attique ur Rehman, Head of the Department City Regional Planning, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.

The ceremony started with a welcome note from the vice chancellor Lahore College for Women University, Professor Dr. Uzma Qureshi in which she greeted the honorable guests and participants. She said that seminars like these are a kind of opportunity to create networking relations between academia and industry at national as well as international levels. She also encouraged the students to take keen interest on the subject and step forward with the innovative ideas and concepts.

The worthy guest of honor, Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar, addressed the audience by saying that it was a great initiative to conduct such a seminar at university level, as it was the need of the hour to make the youth aware about the risks attached to the natural disasters and the immensely negative impacts it can have on the economy. This awareness will help them plan and develop better strategies for the disaster risk reduction in the years to come. Moreover, he also emphasize that it was the responsibility of the government to politically own the issue of disaster management, prepare the community to build resilience to cope with natural disasters and take practical steps to resolve it on proactive basis.
The guest speaker, Brig. Muhammad Latif, then gave a formal presentation on the mission, activities, working mechanisms, strategies, challenges of “ERRA (Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority)”. 

In the end, an enlightening panel discussion was conducted that was moderated by Dr. Tabassam Raza, whereas Prof. Dr. Shaker Mahmood Mayo, Ms. Qaisera Sheikh (Former President Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Dr Ghulam Rasul (Director General of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Panel Member) and Lt. Col. Saadat Janjua (Director Coordination ERRA) participated as the panelists in the discussion. The discussion was based on the existing policy on public-private private partnership, contingency plans for business continuity and the role of national government towards disaster risk reduction inclusion towards business sector in Pakistan. The ceremony was wound up with the souvenir distribution among the honorable guests. The two-day seminar came to an end successfully with the enthusiastic participation of students, guests and participants from public and private sector as well as academia.

Three-day conference on 'Emerging Issues in Management Sciences' - Day-3 Summary

Lahore College for Women University’s three day conference ‘Emerging Issues in Management Sciences’ concluded successfully. Guest list is as follows:
Dr. Hassan Mobeen (Principal, Hailey College of Commerce)
Dr. Maryam Wasif (Incharge Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences)
Dr. Tahira Mughal (Controller Examination, LCWU)
Guest speakers highlighted increasing issues in the field of Management Sciences, solution, and their significance in the society.

Dr. Hassan Mubeen (Principal Hailey College of Commerce) threw light on new challenges to the field of Management. He said that conference is a place where intellectual people gather to share their expertise on a specific issue. It is a platform for question answer session on a specific field of knowledge. He praised the management of the conference and said such academic events play pivotal role in creating awareness among students regarding emerging issues in their in their relevant discipline. He further congratulated the young faculty of Management and Public administration department on becoming pioneer in arranging an international conference.

Dr. Maryam Wasif, Incharge Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, greeted honorable guests and other participants. She said that such academic events are mandatory platform for students where they not only can express their theoretical knowledge but also get a chance to meet national and international speakers and it undoubtedly enhances their learning. She also gave her thoughts on CPEC and said it’s a game change for the current government.

Dr. Tahira Mughal (Controller Examination, LCWU) insisted on the fact that the students must be prepared to meet the new challenges in order to bring improvement in their respective fields.

Dr. Maryam Wasif distributed certificates and souvenirs to guests and participants and termed this three-day conference as a milestone in the field of Management.

Ms. Rabia asif and Ms. Sobia Hassan Incharge Department of Management Sciences and Public Administration respectively, thanked everyone on their ending speech for the facilitation in making this event successful.

The ceremony ended with serving of Hi-tea to the guests and participants.

  Three-day conference on 'Emerging Issues in Management Sciences' - Day-2 Summary

Lahore College for Women University’s Department of Management Sciences and Public Administration organized a three-day conference namely ‘Emerging Issues in Management Sciences.2nd Day of conference proceedings started with the recitation of Holy Quran at Student service centre, LCWU. Lists of key notes speakers goes as follows;

  • Prof. Dr. Ehsan Malik (University of Punjab, Lahore)
  • Mr. Hassan Qudrat Ullah (York University, Canada)
  • Dr. Anwar Shah (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad)
  • Dr. Fayyaz (University of Engineering and technology)
  • Mr. Rehmat Ullah Javed (Chairman, SAARC business promotion committee)

Dr. Eshan Mailk started the conference proceedings and shed some light on the field of management. He emphasized on building strong linkages between academia and industry. This can solve many emerging issues of the field of management.

Dr. Hassan Qudrat Ullah from York University, Canada brought the topic of decision issues in the field of management. He said that resource constraint is a major issue while making a decision and best decision makers are those who can make better decisions out of limited resources.

Dr. Anwar Shah discussed the importance of CPEC and how Pakistan can get maximum benefit from this bilateral project. He insisted that CPEC will not only change Pakistan’s scenario in the region but also central Asian landlocked countries are also going to get benefit from it. He related CPEC with game theory in which Pakistan can be in a win win situation.

 Dr. Fayyaz from UET, Lahore discussed the development plan of SME’s alongside the route of CPEC. He also said that local industry will be protected after the implementation of CPEC. He also discussed the importance of 3D printing technology in Pakistan and how it benefit various industries.

Morning sessions of paper presentation started at Student service centre and IT conference hall parallel, one under the chair of Dr. Ehsan Mailk and other by Dr. Fayyaz.

Following are the names of presenter and their topics who present under the chair of Dr.Ehsan Malik.

  • Are Engaged Employees More Satisfied and Personally Attached? A Process Model Approach by Dr. Rizwan Qaiser Danish
  • The Relationship Between Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Organizational Identification: Mediating Role of Political skills by Zainab Khaliq & Ayesha Khaliq
  • Effect of Abusive Supervision on Employee Creativity: The Mediating Role of Organizational Identification and Employee Customer Identification by Sana Asghar
  • Impact of Level of Education on Employee Performance: Mediating Role of Religious Affiliations by Azka Naeem
  • Taking Charge at Work: Investigating Role of Psychological Collectivism, Organizational & Social Support by Dr. Ishfaq Ahmed
  • Impact of Spiritual Leadership on Organization Citizenship Behavior: Mediating  Role of Trust by Salaha Shaukat
  • Existence of Glass Ceiling Perceived by Female Employees in Distance Learning Education System by Sadia Kausar
  • Corporate Social Responsibility-A study of Pakistani Subsidiaries by Anum Shahzad

Following are the name of presenter and their topics who present under the chair of Dr.Fayyaz.

  • Effect of Self Expressive Brand on Brand Tribalism; Mediating Role of Brand Equity in Telecommunication Sector of Pakistan by Sehar Gillani
  • Impact of Brand Experience on Brand Image: The Moderating Role of Celebrity Endorsement by Abida Yousaf
  • Influence of Visual Merchandising on Young Consumer’s Impulse Buying Behavior by Hafsa Waseem
  • Effect of Green Brand Positioning on Green Purchase Intention with the Mediating Role of Green Trust and Green Brand Knowledge by Saba Javed
  • Mediating Effect of Affecting Commitment on Airlines Brand Credibility and Purchase Intention by Arooj Afzal
  • The Influence of Codes of Ethics on Integrity and mediating effect of Job Satisfaction among the Employees of Government Sector of Pakistan by Kinza Irshad
  • The Sway of advertisement on shopping behavior with moderating effect of collectivist culture  by Gul-e Zainab
  • Consumers’ Attitudes towards the Organic Food and Intention to Purchase Organic Foods with Moderating Role of Product Knowledge by Zunaira Akram

Afternoon sessions of paper presentation started after the lunch at Student service center and IT conference hall parallel, one under the chair of Mr. Rehmat Ullah Javed.  and other by Dr.Humera

Following are the name of presenter and their topics who present under the chair of Mr. Rehmat Ullah Javed

  • How to Economize the Advertisement Cost of the Public Tenders?  A Comprehensive Study on Public Procurement of Pakistan by Sabahat Nisar
  • Profitability of Shariah and Non-Shariah Banks of Pakistan by Hussain Qureshi
  • Interest Tax Shield is a Myth or Reality? An Empirical Study of Pakistan’s Non-Financial Sector by Ms. Amara
  • Does Implementation of Corporate Governance Mechanisms Affect Banks’ Performance? An Empirical Study Based on Banks Listed on KSE by Asma Rafique
  • Role of Emotional intelligence, Social Competence and Sense of Humor in university Teachers by Dr. Aminah Moazzam
  • Does Perceived Service Quality, Perceived Value and Switching Cost Really Create Customer Loyalty: An Empirical Evidence from Telecom Sector of Pakistan by Dr. Zia Khan and Shahzad Mahmood
  • Analyzing the Efficiency Differences Among District Headquarter Hospitals in Punjab by Kanwal Zahid
  • Stock Market Efficiency and Spillover Effect of Panama Leaks by Adeel Nasir
  • CPEC: A Difficult Journey to Success by Amara Noreen
  • CPEC: A Turn of the Tide for Pakistan or Chine by Zoya Faisal

Following are the name of presenter and their topics who present under the chair of Dr.Anwar Shah

  • The Effect of E- Service Quality on E- Customer Satisfaction: The Moderating Role of Online Sales Promotions in Clothing Industry of Pakistan by Yusra Naeem
  • Forecasting Bank Credit by Ammara Noreen
  • Spiritual Leadership Effect On Organizational Performance: Mediating Variable of Trust by Maha Javed
  • Fun at workplace and work engagement by Sara Mahmood
  • Impact of Stakeholder’s Power on the Corporate Social Practices Adopted by Subsidiaries of MNCs Working in Pakistan by Anum Shahzad
  • Impact of Cosmetics ‘Deceptive Advertising on the Consumer Behavior by Noor-e Fatima
  • Experiences of Sexual Harrsement in Organizational setting in Pakistani Women by Dr. Aminah Moazzam
  • The Impact of Service Quality on Customer’s retention: A Study of Cellular Industry of Pakistan by Mamoona Rafique

2nd day session was full of information ranging diverse topics related to the field of management. It was ended with a note of thanks by Ms. Rabia Asif.

  Three-day conference on 'Emerging Issues in Management Sciences' - Day 1 Summary Report

Lahore College for Women University's Department of Management Sciences and Public Administration organized a three-day conference namely 'Emerging Issues in Management Sciences'. Opening ceremony was hosted in 'Royal Palm Gof & Country Club' where local as well as foreign participants, guests and speakers were present. List of guests is as following;

  • Mr. Raza Ali Gillani (Minister of Education, Punjab)
  • Prof. Dr. Uzma Qureshi (Vice Chancellor LCWU)
  • Mr. Hassan Qudrat Ullah (York University, Canada)
  • Mr. Methew Gordon (Germany)
  • Mr. Leo Xin Sheng (China)
  • Mr. Rehmat Ullah Javed (Chairman SAARK Business Promotion Committee)
  • Ms. Shazia Salman (President Women Chamber of Commerce)
  • Dr. Anwar Shah (Quaid-e-Azam University)
  • Mr. Zulfiqar Ali (Chairperson Board of Investment)
  • Dr. Hafiz Zafar (Hailey College of Commerce)
  • Dr. Nasira Jabeen (Director IAS, Punjab University)

Official of LCWU also attended the event. Dr.Mariam Wasif (Incharge Dean Management Science and Public Administration) welcomed Worthy Vice Chancellor and honorable guests at the event.

 

Worthy Vice Chancellor Dr. Uzma Qureshi welcomed all he guests and participants in her speech. Vice Chancellor said that management is a constantly evolving field with a wide variety of formal and informal approaches and perspectives and the key objective of this conference  is to exchange views on how best to meet these management challenges and to find ways to contribute more in managing the emerging trends.

 

Provinicial Minister of Education, Mr. Raza Ali Gillani addressed the participants and said that under the leadership of Chief Minister, higer education is being focused particulary on women empowerment as they constitute half of the population and country’s development is possible only be grooming them. He further added that this conference is a great platform for the awareness of management issues. While talking about CPEC, Mr. Raza Gillani called CPEC as a game change in the region and gave credit of the project to the sitting government. Mr. Liu Chen Sheng addressed the participants and emphasized on the importance of CPEC which is not only vital for Pakistan but for the region as a whole and it will give new meaning to trade in the region.  During the Panel discussion on CPEC, Hafiz Zafar Ahmad termed CPEC as a plan which will not only build a web of roads and railway tracks but will gurantee abundant job openings as well. Ms Shazia Suleman and Mr. Rehmat Ullah Javed were also part of panel on CPEC and gave their thoughts on the said project. Mr. Raza Ali Gillani and Prof. Dr. Uzma Qureshi Vice Chancellor distributed souvenirs to the guests and the event ended with serving of Lunch.

Highlights of the day: discussion at conference were importance of CPEC in the region and friendship of China and Pakistan. 

Press Release Day-3

Lahore College for Women University’s three day conference ‘Emerging Issues in Management Sciences’ concluded successfully. Guest list is as follows:

Dr. Hassan Mobeen (Principal, Hailey College of Commerce)
Dr. Maryam Wasif (Incharge Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences)
Dr. Tahira Mughal (Controller Examination, LCWU)
Guest speakers highlighted increasing issues in the field of Management Sciences, solution, and their significance in the society.

Dr. Hassan Mubeen (Principal Hailey College of Commerce) threw light on new challenges to the field of Management. He said that conference is a place where intellectual people gather to share their expertise on a specific issue. It is a platform for question answer session on a specific field of knowledge. He praised the management of the conference and said such academic events play pivotal role in creating awareness among students regarding emerging issues in their in their relevant discipline. He further congratulated the young faculty of Management and Public administration department on becoming pioneer in arranging an international conference.

Dr. Maryam Wasif, Incharge Dean Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, greeted honorable guests and other participants. She said that such academic events are mandatory platform for students where they not only can express their theoretical knowledge but also get a chance to meet national and international speakers and it undoubtedly enhances their learning. She also gave her thoughts on CPEC and said it’s a game change for the current government.

Dr. Tahira Mughal (Controller Examination, LCWU) insisted on the fact that the students must be prepared to meet the new challenges in order to bring improvement in their respective fields.

Dr. Maryam Wasif distributed certificates and souvenirs to guests and participants and termed this three-day conference as a milestone in the field of Management.

Ms. Rabia asif and Ms. Sobia Hassan Incharge Department of Management Sciences and Public Administration respectively, thanked everyone on their ending speech for the facilitation in making this event successful.

The ceremony ended with serving of Hi-tea to the guests and participants.

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CIMA Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony

http://www.lcwu.edu.pk/images/2015/news/cima.jpgCIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) organized recognition and appreciation ceremony on 29th May, 2015 at  Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore. In this ceremony the pass out batch of B.Com and BBA (2010-2014) were awarded the exemption certificates and two of the faculty members of Management Sciences Department, Ms Rabia Asif Assistant Professor and Ms. Rabia Aslam Lecturer were awarded scholarships for the Program of CIMA.

All Pakistan Start-up Competition

Department of Management Sciences, Lahore College for Women University has participated in “All Pakistan Start-up Competition” arranged by Virtual University, Raiwind Road Campus on 14th May, 2015. Out of 65 teams, Department of Management Sciences, LCWU was one of the 10 short listed teams for Grand Finale.

The students of Department of Management Sciences LCWU presented the plan of Dehydrated Egg Powder Production and secured 2nd position in the competition.

For the passing out batch of B.com (Hons VIII) students, it was definitely a learning experience and great opportunity for providing a platform to groom the students’ talent. The purpose of facilitating the students for such competitions is to enable them with the opportunity to gain confidence, learning and interaction with others, which will be better for their professional career.

CIMA Global Business Challenge 2015

The students (Sidra Naeem Butt, Iqra Farooq, Masooma Iftikhar and Zoya Faisal) of Lahore College for Women University, Management Sciences Department (BBA/BPA, 6th semester) participated in CIMA GBC case study competition and won Lahore final. The event was held in Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore on 12th may, 2015. The case study was about the Oil and Gas Industry and the team was supposed to solve the case as management consultants to the firm. The team competed with UCP, Comsats and Skans in Lahore final. The team also competed at Pakistan final with 3 teams; 2 from Karachi and 1 from Islamabad. The team secured 2nd position in Pakistan Final.  Last year this team was crowned National Champions and they represented Pakistan at global level among 24 other countries from all over the world.

Business Mentorship Day

Department of Management Science and CCJP (Career Counseling and Job Placement) at Lahore College for Women University organized “Business Mentorship Day” in collaboration with YLO (Young Leaders Organization) a non-profit wing of TEC (Training, Event, Consultancy) on 27th March, 2015.
Business Mentorship Day was the first event of its strata in LCWU. It was a unique event specifically designed to bridge the industry academia gap as per the motto of YLO. Speakers session were arranged to guide the students on a wide range of topics including Communication, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Blogging and Social Media, Motivation etc.

The objective of the event was to equip the students with first-hand knowledge about the factors that are important to increase their employability and to give them know how of the practices, norms and methodologies of the industry. They got the opportunity to learn from the experiences of industry professionals about interview skills, starting a business, and brand management, which were delivered during the event.
List of Speakers:
•    Mr. Zeeshan Suhail, Manager Public Affairs and corporate communication, Nestle
•    Ms. Sadia Vine, CEO International Grammar School
•    Mr. Shahzad Nawaz, CEO Nai Baat
•    Mr. Zain Majid, Founder TEC
•    Mr. Omar Obaid, Brand Manager, Brighto Paints
•    Mr. Faisal Sheikh Business Man, Convener Young Entrepreneurs Standing Committee, LCCI
•    Mr Iftikhar Hussain, Founder, YLO
•    Mr, Umar Saleem, LCCI
•    Mr. Rai M. Azlan, Manager Marketing- New Media Manager, Beconhouse Group HQ

Financial Literacy Outreach Program

Department conducted two days seminar on “Financial Literacy Outreach Program” on 19th , 20th of November 2014.On 24th November,2014 students visited Lahore Stock Exchange in order to have practical exposure.

Presentation of Business Plans and Several Art and Craft Competition

Students of Management Sciences Department secured 3rd position at Express Education & Career Expo on 21-22 August, 2014 for presentation of business plans and several art and craft competition at Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore.

LCWU Team won CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2014 at National Level


The LCWU team was awarded with a cash price of Rs. 60,000/- after getting declared the winners at National Level Competition. The team also won the “Best Business Report” award with a cash price of Rs.15,000/. All four members were awarded with scholarship of two weeks business course in London School of Business and Finance in Uk. The winning team will be going to compete in Mumbai, India for Global Final 2014 on 8th August, 2014 representing their country in the battle for the Global Champion title.

The GBC 2014 was held in Islamabad on 7th June, 2014 and organized by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and sponsored by Barclays.

Regional level competitions were held in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. 246 teams were registered in Lahore region. Four teams were short listed out of them three were from Department of Management Sciences, LCWU. The regional level competition was won by LCWU team BBA (Semester IV) to participate at National level competition which was also took away by BBA (Semester IV) as a victory across Pakistan. In the national level competition, LCWU team competed with IBA Karachi, NUST Islamabad and FAST Islamabad.

MOA with CIMA


Department of Management Sciences signed MOA with CIMA in collaboration with Directorate of  Faculty Development and Internationalisation   on 10th June 2014.

Seminar on Modern Evolution of Banking-A Practical Approach


To encourage the students, enable them to be successful in their careers and guide them to be more assertive and confident in their practical life, Commerce Society, Department of Management Sciences organized a Seminar on the modern evolution of banking –a practical approach in student service centre on 16th May 2014 (Friday).

The event include three sessions, first session was conducted by Muhammad Hassan Feroze (Service Quality Manager) who delivered a very effective and informative session about services and quality in banking. Next Session was conducted by Mr. Saleem Haider (Area Operations Manager). He discussed about links between monetary policy being pursued by Sate Bank of Pakistan and operations and functioning of Commercial Banks. Third session was conducted by Syed Junaid Ahmed(Area Operations Manager) who tried to guide students about practical banking. At the end respectable Head of Management Sciences Department presented the mementos to the guests.

Seminar on Personal Effectiveness

To encourage and motivate the students, enable them to communicate more effectively and guide them to be  more assertive and confident, Commerce Society of Management sciences Department organized a Seminar on Personal Effectiveness in IT Conference Hall on 21st march 2014 (Friday). The event included 2 motivational Sessions. The first session was conducted by Mr Sajad Razaq CEO Mind Sciences who delivered a very effective and informative session about human mind and his perception about life.

Next Session was conducted by Mr. Saghir Ahmed, Chairman of (LITE), who tried to motivate student how to be a more effective person, guided them to set a personal action plan with achievable goals. He and other honorable guests Mr. Syed Noor (Director, Producer Pakistan Film industry) and Miss Bushra (Women entrepreneur) inspired the students to be a difference maker through their life experiences. At the end, Respectable Head of Management Sciences Department presented the mementos to the guests.  

LUMS Marketing Colloquium (LMC)

LUMS Marketing Colloquium (LMC) is a two day event arranged by LUMS Marketing Executive Club on 15th and 16th of March which comprise of workshops, guest speakers and three competitions (Brand War, Ad effect competition and Brand Plan) with the theme of “Branding Pakistan”. A team comprises of three members named Anum Hussain, Sadia Tabassum, Mobina Farasat from Management Sciences Department participated in the Brand War competition and got second position.

 A brand war was a case study competition comprising of two rounds. In the first round students have to discuss the case study that was given to them a week before. The key is to implement the same branding strategy work for a Pakistani commodity.  Students designed the branding strategy for the “Khalifa Bakers” (a pure Pakistani Brand).

Team was chosen out of 21 teams to perform in the final round. In the second round (held on 16th March) Case study was given to the students and was given four hours for the case. Out of nine teams Lahore College for Women University, Management Sciences Department team ranked second in the competition.

MOU with CIMA

Department of Management Sciences signed MOU with CIMA in collaboration with Directorate of  Faculty Development and Internationalisation on in February 2014.

Youth Entrepreneurial Summit


To encourage the culture of entrepreneurship in Pakistan, Idea Society ‘The rising spirit’ of University of Central Punjab has organized Youth Entrepreneurial Summit YES’14. A three day event took place from 2nd January to 4th January, 2014 at University Of Central Punjab. The three days activity includes a chain of challenging tasks that includes elevator pitch competition, case study competition, business plan competition, and launch pad, workshops and surprise activities.

A team of five students from Lahore College for Women University, Management Sciences Department students have participated in the competition and stood second in the competition. They won a prize of Rs. 50,000. They presented three different ideas. In elevator pitch competition, they have proposed the idea to produce electricity through rice husk. Rice is the staple food of Pakistan and because of which rice husk is available at abundant quantity and almost 50% of it goes to waste. The idea was to use waste – rice husk to generate electricity. The students were given one minute to pitch the idea in front of judges.

Second day involves the business plan competition and Case study Competition. The students have presented the plan on Green Composting. The aim is to propose a commercial composting business that will strive to become the premier composting company in Okara District by composting food, yard, wood, and other organic waste and turning it into soil enhancer. The business will benefit the country by diverting organic waste which would otherwise be dumped into our nation's landfills, thereby avoiding the unnecessary production of methane.

Third day involves the Launch pad competition in which the teams have to launch the innovative product in front of judges. The idea that was presented in Launch Pad was Anti bacterial bed sheets. Millions of people get unwell from bacterial infections transmitted during hospital stay that sometimes becomes the cause of their death. The solution was to coat fabrics and textiles used in a hospital – such as bed sheets, pillow cases, curtains, gowns, pajamas, and towels – with anti-bacterial nanoparticles to counter this deadly phenomenon.

Apart of these events there were workshops conducted by renowned professionals like Qaiser Abbas and Wasif Mazhar. The students were also given the chance to meet the entrepreneurs and learn from them the recipe of success.

 

International Conference Papers Presentation

International Conference Papers Presented by Ms. Rabia Asif

13th FRAP - International Research Conference on Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspective, Cambridge UK. Topic  “Effective Cost Reduction Through Red, White & Green Expenses Strategies” . 18th-20th Nov, 2013.

2nd Annual Business Research Conference conducted by Imperial College London, UK. Topic “Cost Cutting Technique Through Green Strategies: Effective Ways & Techniques”. 8th-9th July, 2013.

2nd International Conference of Management & Economics (ICME) conducted by University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Topic “Cost Cutting Techniques: A Case Study of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology”. 26th-27 Feb, 2013.

CASE Spark Business Plan Competition

Students from MS and BBA participated in CASE Spark Business Plan Competition, Islamabad on 13th-14th April, 2013.

Young Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition

Lahore College for Women University won third position in Young Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition 2013, organised by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), held on 21st April,2013 at 90 Shahra-e-Quaid e Azam.  Business plan on ‘Mobile Bookshop’ presented by students of MS and BBA had won prize money of Rs. 25,000.

ICE 2013- 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship 2013

Students from MS, BBA, and B.COM presented their projects in 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship 2013 on 8th-9th Nov, 2013.
The Projects being presented at 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurship 2013 were;

Rice Husk Electricity Production
Dehydrated Egg Powder
Mobile Bookshop
Handicrafts of Pakistan
Woodcraft Furniture
Dehydrated Potatoes
Antismoking Juice
Frozen Custards and Italian Ice

Forman Annual Social Entrepreneurship Pactum 2013

Students of MS, BBA and B.Com presented their business plans at Forman Annual Social Entrepreneurship Pactum 2013 on 20th-21st Nov, 2013.

Educational-Industrial Exhibition

Students from MS, B.COM attended 2nd Job Fair 2013 and Educational-Industrial Exhibition on 4th Dec, 2013.

Business Canvass Model

The Business Society arranged Elevator Pitch Competition in the department on 13th Dec,2013. The students of BBA and B.Com competed with each other. The main event was on 20th Dec, 2013. The details are as follows;

Details of Business Plan competition:
Venue: Management Sciences Department  room # F10.
Theme: Business Canvass Model.
In  Judges panel consisted of;
Ms. Tallat Shahid
Ms. Fauzia Ashfaq
Ms. Rabia Asif
9 teams participated from B.Com &BBA.
Each team was given 10 minutes to present their ideas followed by a 5 min Question /Answer Session by the judges.
The event ended up by having three winning teams.
First position was taken by the girls from BBA V and their idea was home security system
2nd and 3rd positions were given to the girls of B.Com V for their idea “coffee joulies” and dehydrated tomatoes”

Business Entrepreneurial Competition, LCWU Won First Prize

 

Department of Management Sciences (Lahore College for Women University), won First Prize in Business Entrepreneurial Competition organized by Punjab Youth Festival at King Edward Medical College. Students of BBA (2010-2014), Anum Hussain, Mesha Abid and Sadia Tabassum took active participation in this event. The innovative idea was to launch Woodcraft Flat Pack Furniture that is ready to assemble and provided in disband form with its accessories. It is portable and highly cost effective business idea. It is very beneficial for the customers in a sense that it is space efficient and it reduces transportation cost, as customers can take the furniture in a single journey even via cars. The plan presented was appreciated by the judges and thus awarded first prize