Coronavirus & 'Our New' World
The world is already experiencing turbulence and going through a disruptive phase, and no one yet knows where the path leads. However, what we do know is that this disruption brings with itself opportunities and technology, and both in abundance. What we currently lack is clarity, and that missing piece triggers fear, anxiety, stress among both the current workforce and the future workforce, who are currently preparing to step out. Hence, it becomes it becomes imperative to use this crisis and flip it into an opportunity, so the students, the faculty, the community and thought leaders draw inspiration and advice from one another to walk through this crisis in a positive manner.
The term VUCA has been in existence for quite some time now. While it was applicable in pockets and dependent on the nature of an industry, organization, and people, with Covid 19 it now is more universal in the real sense of the word. And to lead the workforce in such volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times, every industry needs to gear up and be willing to take calculated risks to sail through the disruption, by building an internal ability to take chances, be brave enough to voice opinions on the industry / workforce direction, experiment, fail fast, learn, improvise and try again. By embracing change, continuously learning, we all need to challenge the status quo, build business expertise, innovate, take initiatives and become decision makers.
BML Munjal University(BMU), took on the matter of student and staff safety as the topmost priority and created milestone changes to combat the issue. Our chancellor, Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal shared his thoughts and gratitude with the entire community, and urged everyone to stay safe.
Message from Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chancellor, BMU
Message from Prof. (Dr.) Vishal Talwar, Dean – School of Management, BMU
Our actions are in line with guidance from the government and will continue to be as the situation develops and evolves. Within that advice, our top priority is the safety of our students, staff and visitors. It is also important to share, particularly for our students, that their education at the BML Munjal University will continue uninterrupted. It will need to get modified to this emergency caused by the COVID19 pandemic. But the highest standard of education that they are accustomed to is and will be always delivered
Innovation in Disruption
The team at BMU, worked relentlessly to create sanitizers and shields to assist the front liners and the community. Below are videos of the team working to create sanitizers and PPE shields in the BMU labs.
And that was not all. The student alumni reached out to the Haryana government to extend a helping hand for the humongous jobless migrant workers. Himanshu Jalan, 2nd year B. Tech student, supported by Utkarsh Singh and Prateek Kumar Goel, both BMU Alums launched an online initiative to support the Gurugram Administration with food distribution. Faced by the unexpected challenge of managing food delivery to the needy during COVID-19 Lockdown, the Gurugram district administration reached out for support to manage the process to ensure regular food distribution on a large scale. The Raman Kant Munjal Foundation stepped in to support.
Careti.org captures information from all the stakeholders, the needy, the donors, the volunteers, & the NGOs & feeds this information to senior district administration teams responsible for food distribution. This initiative has helped more than 50000+ people across Gurugram.
Day Scholar Facility at BMU
This university was built as a second home to all the students who study here. We understand how parents feel and how fearful and worried you are as a parent for your child’s safety. Nothing could be better than seeing your child come home every day and being able to reach out to your children in times of crisis. We understand how you feel and hence, keeping in mind the parent’s sentiments, BMU has launched the Day scholar facility.
Overview of the World: When Tomorrow Comes
‘Fortuna Eruditis Favet’
Latin phrase meaning "fortune favours the prepared mind"
When your tomorrow comes, will you be ready for it? Their tomorrow came, they recalibrated, they changed. To not only survive but thrive. While knowledge is important, time and time again, we have seen that equally important is a mindset and attitude that is ready and willing to accept change. Because change is inevitable.
An attitude and mindset that enables you to re-engineer and adapt to change to thrive. This attitude makes you stop living in the past because, if you continue to do so, you will be left behind & nobody will care. With this thought as the centrifugal idea, BML Munjal University has curated a Masterclass online series called ‘When Tomorrow Comes’ A series specifically designed to fortify the knowledgeable, with prepared minds.
Keeping the overarching message of ‘When Tomorrow Comes’ in mind, each episode in the series highlighted attributes mentioned by industry leaders which helps us prepare for tomorrow.
How are we doing this?
By creating a series of Masterclass delivered by well-known personalities from various walks of life. The Masterclass series aims to reveal stories of speakers who have shown the attitude and growth mindset to recalibrate and change to achieve perfection and success in their domain.
Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman - Hero Enterprise & Chancellor BMU
Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate
Mr. Rajiv Luthra, Founder Luthra & Luthra Law offices and Mr. Akhil Bansal, Deputy CEO KPMG
Our Strength : Our Student’s trust in us
BMU in the Media