Fifth National Case Writing Workshop
GNU – FMS (Ganpat University – Faculty of Management Studies)
On January 17 - 18, 2014 GNU-FMS (Ganpat University – Faculty of management Studies) organized a national level ‘Fifth Case Writing Workshop’. The main objective was to enhance the case writing skills of the participants and to develop the confidence to write their own case by providing unique opportunity to visit an organization and to indentify, analyze and solve the real time problem in the form of developing the case study and also to encourage the use of the same as a pedagogical tool. The two day workshop included expert sessions, visiting to different organizations, case writing workshop and followed by valedictory function for case development. The workshop received overwhelming response in terms of 40 participants across the state, Institutions and Organizations i.e. ONGC, The Indian Express, Creating Impact, Saket Projects Limited, Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA), Saint Kabir Institute of Professional Studies, Noble Group of Institutions to name a few.
On the first day, the workshop was inaugurated by distinguished presence of Dr. Mahendra Sharma (I/c Vice – Chancellor, Dean (Management), Ganpat University) and Dr. Sapna Parashar (Institute of Management, Nirma University). Both the dignitaries had delivered expert session to explain the key guidelines for developing a case study. The expert session was followed by introduction of the participants, team formation for visiting the organizations and photograph session. In total 8 team were formatted consisting of 5 participants each. All the 8 teams have visited their respective organization e.g, 94.3 My FM, Gulab Oil, Prompt Softech, Khushi Advertising, Just Mexican, Jaihind Projects Limites, Transport Corporation of India (TCI) and Hearty Mart for identifying key areas and discuss the real – time problem faced by them.
On the second day, in the first case writing expert session all the teams had drafted the title, outline and the first paragraph of the case study as per the guidelines provided by the organizations. After receiving experts comments, in the second case writing expert session all the teams had prepared the rough draft of their case study which was followed by the presentation in the third case writing expert session. Necessary corrections and valuable feedback of experts were incorporated in the case study by all the teams and final copy was submitted to their respective organization for the approval. At last the workshop ended with the valedictory session with the presence of Dr. Mahendra Sharma (I/c Vice – Chancellor, Dean (Management), Ganpat University) and Dr. Sapna Parashar (Institute of Management, Nirma University). Both the dignitaries have honored all the participants with certificates along with vote of thanks by coordinators of Fifth National Case Writing Workshop.