Guest Lecture on Technology Management by Dr.P.Sivakumar – Director DRDO

Eminent technocrat Archibald putt said “Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand”. From this we can understand Technology and Management are the allied areas and closely related for effective outputs. The management discipline allows the technological organizations to manage their fundamentals and to create a competitive advantage.

Keeping this on mind, a guest lecture was organized for Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology Trichy on “Technology Management” on 6 August 2016. The guest lecture was attended by Dr.P.Sivakumar, Director and Distinguished Scientist of DRDO. He began his lecture by explaining the importance of DRDO contribution in building Indian defence system. He also described the prominence of battle tanks for Indian sub-continent. He highlighted more on Arjun MBT tank, it is the only tank which performs efficiently in Indian terrain requirements and it is also considered as “Desert Ferrari”. He further explained how the management process carry out in designing and developing fighting vehicles for Indian armed forces. At the end of the session he interacted with the students and answered their queries profoundly.

Dr.P.Sivakumar graduated from Mechanical Engineering from College of Guindy and Post graduated in production engineering from Madras Institute of Technology and obtained PhD from IIT madras in the mechanical engineering.

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Guest Lecture on Industrial Relations – Mr.Naina Raj @ DoMS NITT!

When Mr.Naina Raj, the HR head at Dalmia walked in, the students of DoMS instantly knew that it was going to be one startling experience.  It is not every day that you see a tall, warm and friendly HR head with almost 30 years of experience in the Industry, take such a spell binding session.

The Guest Lecture on Industrial Relations, was conducted on 22.03.2016, at the Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy. It proved to be a fruitful session, not just for HR aspirants, but all management students, since he talked about Operations, Marketing and General Management and taught the students how Human Resource plays a very crucial role in the functioning of any Industry.

The students were captivated by the amusing way he narrated his experience over the years. He shared, with genuine transparency, his victories, his downfalls and his mistakes, and he imparted wisdom while making the students completely enjoy it. The aura of confidence and his striking personality, definitely added on to the successful interactions during the session.

Although the main topic covered during the session was Industrial Relations, he exchanged valuable insights on several other topics. He churned out all the day to day challenges and obstacles he faced during the three decades he spent in the Industry, and he wrapped up the session, by talking about Employee Engagement, the power of motivation and about how ‘Attitude is Everything’.

Mr.Naina Raj, finally won the hearts of all students, by giving them a motivation talk at the end of the One Day Session, and by screening certain strongly inspirational videos.

DoMS looks forward to having several other GLs with him in the Future

Blue Ocean Strategy

For good governance in any field one should follow strategic management for effective results. Harvey Mackay said “Failures don’t plan to fail; they fail to plan”. In any successful business, you will observe that high and disciplined level of planning incontrovertibly led to that success – and the business world is full of failures who failed to plan. Even many that have subsequently failed often did so because the importance of strategic management within the organization diminished and with it the essential structure and visibility required to achieve goals and avoid pitfalls. This proves the importance of strategic management in the business world.

Keeping this on focus, a guest lecture was organized for Department of Management studies, National Institute of Technology Trichy on Blue Ocean Strategy on 19 March 2016. Dr. Srinivasan Sundararajan warmly welcomed the guest speakers. The guest lecture was attended by Mr Gowrishankar Sundararajan Director Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Malaysia. He is alumnus of NIT Trichy and INSEAD Business School. He addressed the student of DoMS NITT on Blue Ocean Strategy and shared his own experience with this niche sphere of strategy management. The other guest speaker for the day was Mr S Sundararajan Retd VP of EMA India. The event was inaugurated and presided over by our Dr. Srinivasan Sundararajan Director NIT Trichy.

Mr Gowrishankar Sundararajan hails from Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. The Blue Ocean Strategy institute of Malaysia delivers high impact services to the public at low cost. In addition, through blue ocean strategy, over 80 ministries and agencies – from police to military, to women, youth and higher education organizations- are collaborating to formulate and execute creative blue ocean strategy initiatives that are transforming Malaysia. Mr Gowrishankar emphasised various examples all over the world where blue ocean strategies were implemented and how they succeeded in achieving goals.

Mr S Sundararajan Retd VP of EMA India delivered a lecture on Lateral Thinking. He insisted the students to implement lateral thinking in challenges that they going to face. He also made DoMS students to take part in a fun-filled creative activity “The Marshmallow Challenge”.

The event ended with a vote of thanks by guest lecture committee of DoMS NIT Trichy.


Prabandh 16

On 6th of Feb, Prabandh the annual management conclave of DoMS started with aplomb.


With the ever changing corporate world and economic conditions, it is important to stay updated. Taking this into account, the Guest Lecture committee decided that Prabandh 16 would focus on current and future trends in the corporate world. Prabandh 16 was meticulously planned from the start. The speakers were invited from different sectors in the corporate world, to make the conclave all encompassing.

The event started with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp, by Dr. V. J. Sivakumar, Head of Department, DoMS, NIT Trichy, by Professor Dr. G. Kannabiran and other esteemed speakers of Prabandh.


The event was graced by Dr. G. Muruganantham, Dr. K. Nigama, Mrs. Shoba, other staff members, and the students of the 36th and 37th batch of the Department of Management Studies.

Dr V.J. Sivakumar and Dr.G. Kannabiran gave a brief speech on the need to keep track of the new trends in corporate world. They also shared their valuable insights on the topic.

The speakers for Prabandh 16, were leaders in their respective fields. The first speaker Mrs. Dhamayanthi N, Associate VP – TechCEED (HCL), spoke about technology trends and new business models, by citing numerous examples. Mrs Dhamayanthi who has worked for several years with HCL, also spoke about the emerging domain of HR analytics and IOT (Internet of Things).

Mr. Varadarajan Srinivasan, VP (Navitas), spoke about the developments in pharmaceutical industry and about India’s large generic drug market. He also spoke on the emerging trends in IT consulting and about the potential in a Domain niche field like Life Sciences.

Mr. Mohit Mathur, Director- Business Transformation, FLIPKART, spoke on creation of value for customers, and why we create it. Strategy Execution and OKR (Objectives and Key results) and other trends emerging in the corporate world were also discussed.

Lastly, Mr Sanjai K, Regional Head (Asia Pacific) SAP Solution Delivery Centre, also an alumnus of our very own DoMS, gave a motivating speech on corporate leadership, interjecting many experiences he had had, in his long successful corporate career.

All the speakers dedicated time for Q&A after their respective speeches and graciously answered all the questions posed by DoMS students.

The official yearly newsletter of DoMS-NITT, “Pronto” was also released on the day.

The session ended with DoMS students presenting a brief seminar on “New business models in emerging markets”.


Prabandh 16 gave DoMs students an understanding of the changing trends in the corporate world. The interaction sessions, allowed the students to deepen their knowledge and clarify their doubts in different corporate sectors.

A New Nest for DoMS

It was a moment of joy to the DoMS Community as the new DoMS building got inaugurated in the campus.

The DoMS-NITT new block was in full glory as Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Honourable Minister of Civil Aviation, inaugurated the 38-year-old B-school’s new building on January 8th. The Honourable Minister unveiled the plaque, which would be later embossed in the new building. The event also had the Honourable Minister interacting with the students and answering all their questions on the civil aviation sector.


The new block of DoMS is of two floors, having a built up area of around 1300 sqm in ground floor and 1270 sqm in first floor within the land area of 4875 sqm situated adjacent to Silver Jubilee building facing central avenue road.

The location of the building gives access on two directions and the building has central court yard for better lighting and cross ventilation.  All the rooms are Air conditioned and the exteriors are finished with Aluminium composite panel for better elevation.

The new building also boasts of six classrooms, of which one is a smart classroom. It is truly a gift to DoMS as we enter in this New Year.

2015, Total Recap

2015 was another year that passed by us, through us, letting us experience it effusively, as every year does. The year indeed did many changes to the way we think. It was a year strewed with many events that quaked the global stock exchange market, from the Greece crisis to the fall in the automobile market because of the Volkswagen scandal. At the National front, it was a year that saw India overtake China in GDP growth.

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The academic year started with the eventful Firm games. The competitions which were remarkably diverse, ranging from short-film making to cricket, served as an ice-breaker between seniors and juniors


The fresher’s party was a much needed distraction to turn away from corpulent finance books and analytical case studies and enjoy a lovely evening. The stirring night packed with entertaining games never had a dull moment and made all the first years wholly welcome into the DoMs NITT family.fp

The Teacher’s day program was the first formal event organized by the First year students of DoMs NITT.  The students made numerous creative games for the faculty of DoMs and made the event a grand success.


This year also its fair share of workshops and Guest lectures. Many alumni visited the campus to share their knowledge and their campus memories, to the present students of DoMs. Notable businessmen like Mr.Ravi Kumar, CEO of Zanec and field experts like Dr. Suresh Paul Antony (Marketing) and Dr. Alka Chadha (Game Theory) from IIM Trichy and Mr. Nagarajan. K  Addl. General Manger, Valves and Mr. Narayanan Krishnamurthi General Manager, Engineering and R&D from BHEL Trichy, our supportive neighbour, delivered guest lectures in our campus. Due to continuous improvement, DoMs-NITT was ranked 25th in 2015 Outlook B-school Ranking.


This year also saw SEP (Skill Enhancement Program), a national level skill enhancement program organized by DoMs faculty Dr. Muruganantham. DoMs students helped to arrange the entire event.

To enhance inter-departmental interactions of DoMs, Shuttle Busters, a Badminton tournament was organized by DoMs students, which saw participants from the entire campus. This year also saw the birth of MSA (Management students Association) and a new club at DoMs, The Regimen Club, that aims to improve the debating, and analytical skills of students, through various games, formal discussions and unique case studies.


As we come to the end of 2015, and as we relish upon the fond memories of 2015, we hope and pray that 2016 may nourish our souls and add more stones to the dreams we are building. We hope that 2016 may be a year that is filled with new beginnings, new thoughts and new decisions. We wish you a blessed 2016.

Knowing International Trade

The 36th batch of DoMS, NIT Trichy were privileged to have20150319_145109 with them Mr. Krishna Kumar(Senior Vice President, Head of Trade Finance, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank) for an interactive session on “International Trade”. Session started off with discussion on  topics like “how to face the challenges in any industry”, “how to grow into an industry” and “how to switch the companies when challenges are not present”. He shared his real life experiences to support theoretical concepts explained.

The session progressed to discuss the core topic for the day -“International Trade” which helped the students to understand its economic, social, and political importance. 20150319_164034Students also got an opportunity to understand the challenges and risks international trade is facing currently. The session was concluded by the Q&A session. Students of DoMS, NIT Trichy are very thankful to Mr. Krishna Kumar for sharing his experience and knowledge.