GUEST LECTURE ON PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING
A fascinating guest lecture was held at BNMIT College, featuring the esteemed Dr. Mridula Mishra from the Mittal School of Business at Lovely Professional University. With over 25 years of rich experience in research, academics, and hospitals, Dr. Mishra, who holds a doctorate in psychology from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), shared insightful knowledge on psychometric testing.
In her lecture, Dr. Mishra explained the importance of psychometric testing. She said that psychometric tests can be used to assess a person’s cognitive abilities, personality traits, and interests. This information can be used to help people make career decisions, improve their performance at work, and develop their personal growth.
Dr. Mishra also explained the different types of psychometric tests. Some of the most common types of psychometric tests include:
- Intelligence tests: These tests measure a person’s general cognitive ability.
- Ability tests: These tests measure a person’s specific skills or abilities, such as verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, or spatial reasoning.
- Personality tests: These tests measure a person’s personality traits, such as extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness to experience, and neuroticism.
- Interest tests: These tests measure a person’s interests, such as their career goals, hobbies, and activities.
Dr. Mishra also discussed the ABC model of attitude. The ABC model(Affective, Behavioural and Cognitive) states that our attitudes are influenced by our thoughts (A), our behaviours (B), and our feelings (C). For example, if we think that we are not good enough for a job (A), we may behave in a way that is self-defeating (B), and we may feel anxious or depressed (C).
Dr. Mishra also discussed the cognitive triangle. The cognitive triangle states that our thoughts, behaviours, and feelings are all interconnected. For example, if we have a negative thought about ourselves (A), we may be more likely to behave in a way that is self-destructive (B), and we may feel bad about ourselves (C).
Finally, Dr. Mishra conducted two activities that gave insights into problem solving and critical thinking. These activities helped the students to understand how to approach and solve problems in a systematic and logical way.
The students found the lecture to be informative and helpful. They learned about the different types of psychometric tests and how they can be used to measure psychological constructs. They also learned about the ABC model of attitude and how it can be used to understand and change our attitudes. The problem-solving and critical thinking activities helped the students to develop their skills in these areas.
Overall, the lecture was a valuable learning experience for the students. They gained a better understanding of psychometric testing and how it can be used in a variety of settings. They also learned about the ABC model of attitude and how it can be used to improve their mental health.
Adventure club organized a two-day trip to Kudremukha
BNMIT Adventure club organized a two-day trip to Kudremukha for 3 rd Semester MBA students. This was conducted as a part of Outbound
Experiential Learning (OBEL) program, where they applied the principles of management through hands-on, real-world experiences. 81 students
actively took part in this program. During the program, students had the chance to put their skills to the test and gain valuable insights into the world
of business and management. They learned how to communicate effectively, work in teams, and solve problems under pressure – all skills that are
essential to success in the professional world.
Industrial Visit to Ace Designers Ltd. and TVS Motors
BNMIT organized an industrial visit on the 9th of September, 2022 to ACE DESIGNERS Ltd and TVS Motors Ltd. for MBA students.
Ace Designers Ltd, located in Peenya Industrial Estate is led by three experienced design engineers and powered by a team of more than 500 members. It is one of India’s largest machine tool manufacturing companies. It was founded in 1979 as a design-consulting firm. The students were then divided into two groups and were assigned a guide by the Company. The students were taken on a tour through the following facilities-
- Component manufacturing unit
- Sheet Metal Manufacturing
- Assembly line flow area
TVS Motor Company is a reputed two and three-wheeler manufacturer globally, championing progress through Mobility with a focus on sustainability. Students were taken to their manufacturing plant located at Hosur. The plant at Hosur is involved in assembling of 100cc bikes. Students witnessed manufacturing of 100cc bikes starting from Machining followed by Fabrication, Engine assembly, Painting and finally Vehicle assembly.
Outbound Experiential Learning Activity at Big Barn Farm
A four-day outdoor camp was held at Big Barn Farm for Second semester MBA students as a part of ‘Outbound experiential learning’ in the month of Aug 2022 (Section A – 9th to 12th Aug and Section B – 16th to 19th Aug). Outbound Experiential Learning Activity is a blend of academic learning and soft skill training through outdoor activities. Faculty members of Dept. of Business Administration conducted practical sessions at the camp related to their respective subjects. In order to improve leadership skills among the students through, many outdoor games and adventure activities were conducted by the Trainers at Big Barn. Students were divided among groups and assigned with specific tasks. The tasks were designed with an objective of honing the key managerial skills of students – planning, organizing, strategy, time management and effective communication.
VIVEKANANDA GIRIJANA KALYANA KENDRA, B R HILLS
One Day Faculty Outreach Program was organised by the Department of MBA on July 27, 2019. The visited place was Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra, B R Hills. Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra (VGKK) is a Non – Governmental Organisation committed to the holistic, sustainable development of tribal people, keeping in mind their socio-cultural background and their rights. Dr. Arun, the person In-charge of the kendra and his colleagues helped us to know the programmes carried out for the tribal people.
The faculty members interacted with students. The students were given some Yoga tips to improve concentration and health. Few activities were also conducted for the students such as singing of bhajans and games. Thereafter the faculty members visited ancient Vishnu temple at BR Hills to seek his blessings.
VISIT TO BIG BARN FARM
One of the effective ways of teaching some of the management lessons is through outbound learning activity. The individual and team behavior is improved through outdoor activities which uses experiential learning techniques.
Some of the skills like team building, leadership skills, planning, change management, motivation, delegation, coordination, time management and many more are learnt through outbound learning activities.
ISR ACTIVITY- INSTITUTIONAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Today’s students are the leaders of tomorrow. As a part of Institutional social responsibility, BNMIT ensures students are sensitized about the social responsibility right from now so that, they become responsible citizens of tomorrow.
OUTBOUND ACTIVITY- VISIT TO PYRAMID VALLEY
Inspired by the vision of Brahmarshi Patriji’s that “ Masters of the World – Unite ”, Pyramid Valley is set up with a core objective of providing a common platform for all world spiritual masters, to collaborate for a peaceful and love-filled planet Earth in the shortest possible time. It is situated in Kanakpura Road, Bangalore
The students got to experience the serene atmosphere and an opportunity to learn the right technique to meditate. Students were also told about the various benefits that one can get through meditation. Some of them are calm mind, enhanced concentration, improved clarity and communication, and relaxation of the mind and body. Students also got to learn the concept of Pyramid Energy and an opportunity to browse literature by spiritual masters across the world in a tiny yet enchanting book store on the premises. This experience was indeed very divine and alleviating.
VISIT TO AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation feeding millions of undeserved children in India. Carrying out the world’s largest NGO-run feeding program, Akshaya Patra aims to not only fight hunger but also bring children to school. In Karnataka, Akshaya Patra Foundation has six kitchens in five locations, which feed 4,86,172 children in 2,968 schools. Students were made to understand, appreciate and learn the supply chain, distribution of food across schools.