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 domains 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 Mr. 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 lecture 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 evolution 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, 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 environment, 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.
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.