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.

When It Rained Colours At DoMS…!!!

 The festival of color’s was celebrated by students of DoMS, NIT-T as a part of the activities of SEC club which encourage sociocultural activities among DoMS students. This was the second major festival after ‘Christmas’ being celebrated by DoMS students and is in addition to numerous occasions organized by fellow NIT-T’ians. Red, green, yelloholi'15w and the innumerable number of combinations we made from the available colours made our world colourful on Friday, 6th Match’15. Nirmal, Kani, Harini and others who were experiencing ‘Holi’ for the first time, thoroughly enjoyed the little surprise. For others, it was a way not to miss all the celebrations and fun back home. Few missed it as they had an interview scheduled, others couldn’t be with us as they had to leave for home. Barring a few, almost everyone enjoyed ‘Holi’. Each and everyone present at Silver Jubilee Building, where the festival was celebrated, was set in the mood of being the first to colour someone’s face. What better than getting a fresh face to splash colour on, on this festival!

Even in all the Holi-15mood of fun and excitement,the DoMSians did not forget that they are a part of “Clean India”. Therefore, the celebrations and skylarking was followed by cleaning the premises.The SEC club not only organized a fun-filled festival celebration but also did not forget that we were responsible towards the department and country for  cleanliness and discipline. Amidst all the festivities, music, fun & frolic, and of course the various coloured faces this day is one to be remembered forever for all of us. 

PRABANDH 2015 !!

Prabandh, the much awaited General Management Conclave, organised by Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy, was held on 20th February, 2015. Every year in February and August, the event is organised with much dedication and spirits, inviting eminent speakers from different industry domDSC_0049ains to make the students aware of the latest business world scenario and happenings in the business sphere.

As a usual tradition, the event began by evoking the blessings of the Almighty with a prayer song followed by the lighting of the lamp by our esteemed guests speakers, Dr. V. Gopalakrishnan, former executive director, BHEL, Mr. Mohandoss Thulasidoss, Senior Vice President at Fidelity investment, Mr. Vasanthi Gokula Prasad, Founder, NAGAS Consultancy and MDSC_0036r. T. S. Ramesh, Chief Operating Officer, Xybion India Pvt. Ltd. along with our guest of honour, Dr. Srinivasan Sundarrajan, Director, NIT Trichy, and Dr. V. J. Sivakumar, Head of Department, DoMS, NIT Trichy. The event was also graced by the esteemed presence of Dr. G. Kannabiran, Dr. G. Muruganantham, other faculty and staff members, and the students of the 35th and 36th batch of the Department of Management Studies,

Firstly, Dr. V. Gopalakrishnan, Former Executive Director, BHEL addressed the gathering. It was a great honour to have him with us to deliver his lectureDSC_0089 on “Leadership in  21st Century”. He talked on how IT has changed the leadership style from the past era to the present making it more transparent yet challenging. He illustrated his real life industry experiences and cited how things changed and are continuously evolving each day. Learning from the lens of an elderly and experienced person, he projected to the students that simplicity, patience and compassion are the three most essential tools to succeed in life. His knowledge imbibe in the students the values that are essential for a manager in the long run to sustain in the ever growing competitive world.

Secondly, Mr. Mohandoss Thulasidoss, Senior Vice President at Fidelity investment, gave us an insight about the intelligence age and how one should equip oneself for the same. The evolutioDSC_0113n that started with the agricultural age, moved to industrial age, followed by the current information age and rapidly making a move towards intelligence age was explained with apt examples. Further, he explained how technology has empowered today’s generation to be more informed.

To follow, we had Mr. Vasanthi Gokula Prasad, Founder, NAGAS Consultancy, who excels in the HR domain. He spoke about talent acquisition,DSC_0135 talent management and the various challenges attached with the same. Talent acquisition and management are both the sides of the same coin, neither of which is an easy task.

The last speaker, Mr. T. S. Ramesh, Chief Operating Officer, Xybion India Pvt. Ltd. acquainted us with the ever growing power of digital marketing. In the current business environmentDSC_0155, the word digital has almost replaced traditional, so is true in marketing. He equipped us with the requisite knowledge in this field and also made us aware about the various tools for its application.DSC_0138

Indeed, Prabandh not only provides a platform to all the DoMSians for knowledge sharing and interaction with reputed people from various industries, it also gives the students the exposure that is important for the holistic development of a management student.

HR from a different perspective!!

DSC_0037DSC_0030HR is an interesting area, but not an easy one to understand it solely by means of books, so to make an industry wise, wider discussion on the subject, we had Mr. Vasudevan P., HR Consultant at IIMB, with us on 14th February,2015.  He has a great deal of knowledge in this field through his vast experience in the area.

The interactive session involved discussions about salary and compensation, employee working conditions, trade unions, to the various laws governing the HR domain. Practical knowledge by means of examples and real life situations made the learning more interesting.

We were given various insights about how to deal in various situations and what are the basic things that one should have an idea about to face the real world scenario, be it from any bill payment to any tax benefit one has received.

We thank Mr. Vasudevan for sharing with us his valuable knowledge.

Being Sporty!!

Sports is an inevitable part of one’s life! The Sports Fete’15 at NIT Trichy just concluded where in all the departments competed against each other in various games. The games included from popular ones like basketball, cricket, volleyball, etc. to the very indigenous ones like kho-kho and kabbadi. The four day sports fete pumped everyone with huge volume of energy. The students at DoMS came out with flying colours in various events ranging from races and relays to weight lifting and chess. Sports Fete'15At DoMS, all were eagerly waiting for the event after the FIRM fever was over. The overall new experience and energy made everyone linger more for such sports activities. Nonetheless, every year we have such sports festival coming in our way. We would like to see more students participating and winning in such events every year.

Map your destiny !!

Positive attitude and approach towards any domain makes a person successful. This was expressed beautifully by our own alumnus, Mr. Manikandan Murugesan on 10th January. No doubt, that information is power, but still more important is how you map your destiny towards success.

The lecture was very interesting that dealt with how any company or person should deal in the times of crisis. Case studies related to this was discussed like how the Taj hotel dealt with the 26/11 attack. The employees at Taj displayed such brave attitude, a sign of positive culture and affection. It is more important to serve before yourself.

From examples of Saina Nehwal to Malala Yusufi, the lecture instilled within us the courageous path taken by them to achieve their goals. This made us more inclined and look things from a different perspective. We look forward to such inspiring lectures that go beyond knowledge. It made us realise that is more important to map our own destiny and leave behind a trail.manikandan

Off Goes 2014..!!

“New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.”

The year 2014 passed by like a cool breeze of air, leaving us at DoMS, awestruck with wonderful memories that we would cherish for the rest of our lives. It still seems like yesterday when the 36th batch of DoMS had entered the much sought after arena of pursuing MBA. 2014 began like a roller coaster ride, full of fun-filled learning and lots of other festivities.

 The year started with the welcome of the 36th batch into the DoMS family which shares a bond of love and sense of belongingness among its members. The onboarding program included FIRM games which were not only exciting but also gave us friends for life. The various games helped intermingling of 35th and 36th batches which now work like one big racing team in the adventurous ride FIRM'36Thcalled MBA. It filled juniors’ hearts with warm joy to see how seniors stood up with them, guided and made them feel at home. Of course! A home-away-from-home. FIRMs were a good ice breaker.

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Up next was the much awaited Freshers’ Party where the junior batch was made to feel that they were one of their kind, special and adorable. If every human being loves to feel special, it was exactly what we felt while walking through the hallway with showers of welcome, blessings in flowers from the senior batch amidst hooting and applaud. It all felt like being the tinsels glowing and gleaming in our charm and glory.

Teachers’ Day celebration were the next event in our journey at DoMS. The students performed various events as a mark of respect to their teachers. The energy that enthralled the A13 hall was immense and the sight of this event was worth watching. The guest lectures and Analytics’ Conclave- ‘Prabandh’ filled whatever was left of the first trimester.DSC_0244

The fervour and zeal to perform better and devour more knowledge increases with time and learning. The same got imbibed in all of us. The advent of 2nd Trimester brought with itself the EXCITEMENT to do better, baby yet first steps towards maturity in the life called MBA. All minds after returning from ‘Pooja’ holidays were set on taking ourselves to the next level. A sense of responsibility developed for each other. The graph of overall development went up and only up. The bond with DoMS became stronger and so did the friendship among batch mates and with seniors.

Currently in the second trimester, the 36th batch is having, what we call, an exquisite time that isFreshers'36thbatch not only vivid in terms of knowledge but also exotic in terms of experience. 2014, towards the end has filled us with nostalgia, made us realize that time is running fast and there is much to be accomplished. The mere thought that each passing day subtracts a day that we are meant to spend in the beautiful campus of NIT,Trichy makes us sad. But then, that is life, all days end and are followed by new ones full of exciting opportunities. Thus we look at 2015 as a year full of dreams, hopes and resolutions. We welcome the year 2015 with a warm heart hoping to give our best and make it yet another memorable one in the history of DoMS!

Wish you all a very warm, joyous and happy new year 2015!