Prabandh 16

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

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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.

At DoMs, It was a year filled with many pioneering events.Begin

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 March’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.