Gujarat University is one of the major institutions of Higher Education in India and a pioneer institute in Gujarat dedicated to postgraduate studies and research. Founded in 1949, Gujarat University has emerged as center of Excellence for newer technologies, skills and professional activities where the students can discover and encapsulate their capabilities and abilities, at the same time master latest techniques and skills. With its postgraduate departments and affiliated postgraduate centers organized in different schools of study and affiliated colleges, the university offers various programs of study at doctoral, master, post graduate diploma and undergraduate levels. To adapt with the global academic, industrial and research scenarios, University is consistently taking steps. B. K. School of Business Management – Department of Management Studies, Gujarat University is one of the oldest Management Institute established in the year 1949.

Faculty and Management Development Programme Cell (FMDP Cell) is established in 2015 by Dr. Nilam Panchal, Associate Professor, B.K.School. The objective of the cell is promoting the developmental activities for the students, faculties, executives and industry at large. The cell since inception has conducted various Developmental Programmes at the Institute and university level like National Level Seminars, Management Development Programmes (MDPs), Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs), Student Development Programmes (SDPs), Executive/ Employee Development Programmes (EDPs), Institute Seminar Series etc. The cell has created a holistic development environment for the mutual benefit and development of students, faculties and industry since its inception. Such type of activities has provided stakeholders a platform for the further institutional development.

With great pleasure, I would like to present 1st Newsletter of FMDP Cell. It is encouraging to get the overwhelming support from the authorities of the Institute. I am indebted to Honorable Vice Chancellor and Registrar of the Gujarat University and Director of the B.K.School of Business Management for their permissions and whole hearted support. I place my sincere appreciation to all colleagues, staff members and students of B. K. School for their direct or indirect contribution in carrying out activities of the cell. This Newsletter will be a mirror image representing all the activities of the institute held during a particular academic year. I hope this initiative will help in bridging the gap between Institute, its stakeholders and industry.



Founder Chairperson & Co-Ordinator – FMDP Cell,

B.K.School of Business Management, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad