The Return of 1991-93 Batch

In this fast paced world, only few have the time to go down the memory lane and to capture those moments that are now framed against painted walls. Re-visiting those most joyous college days had come true for the 1993 batch of DoMS.
The Re-Union
On 17th August 2013, DoMS welcomed one of its influential batches to its lively corridors. The 93 batch of DoMS NITT consisting of ten alumni along with their families visited the campus where they nurtured their successful career dreams. The members of 93 batch are now big names in the industry contributing towards the inclusive growth of the nation.

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The Morning Buzz
The day started with a formal session at the EEE Auditorium, where Director of NIT Trichy Dr. Srinivasan Sundarrajan, the Head of Department of Management Studies Dr. N. Thamaraiselvan and Senior Professor of DoMS, Dr.G. Kannabiran welcomed the 93 batch and spoke few words on the exemplary students of that batch and also on the importance of Alumni in every institute. The session was attended by present faculty members of DoMS and the current batch students.
The Alumni went on to the dais and spoke on how institutes should value their alumni as they contribute much towards their pride and popularity. Later every alumnus spent some time on the stage talking about their days at DoMS, the then faculty members and about how their careers have shaped up over the years.
Talking Business
A panel discussion was arranged involving Dr. G. Kannabiran, five alumni members, and one student from the current batch. The topic for discussion was “Emerging Trends in the Industries”. The panelists discussed about the respective industries they worked in while one of the alumni moderated the discussion. Dr. G. Kannabiran threw light on to this topic from the B-schools perspective while the student was asked to express the thoughts of his fellow mates about the current industry situation and their expectations from it.
The discussion ended in a fruitful way as the students gained rich knowledge and also leaving them behind with constructive thoughts about their professional careers. Later in the afternoon, the alumni interacted with the students in the department in an informal manner. Students put forth their queries on the opportunities available in the industry and on how to acquire niche skills to perform better when put to job. The alumni members answered to their questions wisely and patiently.
Enthralling Evening
As the sky darkened, students brought down all the color and flavor to DoMS indulging everyone in a sizzling cultural evening in order to honor the guests. The students danced, organized skits and also involved the family members of the alumni in several enjoyable games. The atmosphere was infectious and left all who were present enthralled.
The reunion ended with a cake cutting ceremony and with a grand dinner which was hosted by the alumni members. It was indeed one unforgettable day for the members of the 93 batch at DoMS as they walked the memory lane with much pride.

SAMVID’13 Analytics Conclave at DoMS NIT Trichy !!

Management students of National Institute of Technology – Tiruchi (NIT-T) were provided insights on the latest trends in Business Analytics by domain experts during a day-long workshop on Sunday, 18th August 2013.

Titled ‘SAMVID’13’, a workshop on Emerging Trends in Business Analytics enlightened the students on the evolution of its various practices, causes for the evolution, and the most recent developments in the domain. The HOD, Dr Thamaraiselvan in his welcoming speech mentioned that DoMS NITT was the first B-School in India to include business analytics as a part of the curriculum. He also explained the importance of such workshops to bridge the gap between college and industry.

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Eliciting students’ thoughts on  Data Analytics, Mr. Nat Malupillai, Director of Digital Analytics, Target Corp, explicated on ‘Current Trends on Analytics’. He mentioned progression of analytics maturity, success stories and predictive and descriptive analytics in particular and enlightened the students.

Next session was addressed by Mr. S. Gunasekaran, Senior project manager EMC2. The session discussed about ‘Introduction to Big Data Analytics’ wherein he elucidated the increase in the amount of data being generated every hour and how it is going to emerge in the upcoming years. He explained how big data comes into the picture to manage 80% of this unstructured data. He stated about the new paradigms for data integration into a big data analytics environment.

The third session was handled by Mr. Deep Sherchan, Co-Founder and Chief marketing officer, Simplify 360 on ‘Vision for Social Media Analytics’. He enthralled student by discussing some of their own case studies and how social media analytics have been helpful for companies to take high level decisions.

Mr. Rajib Bhattacharya Staff Software Engineer, IBM Analytics took over the session to speak on ‘Introduction of Business Analytics’. As IBM being the pioneer company to introduce analytics as a concept to the world, he clarified the path of growth of analytics and how it has become an inevitable part of the industry. The last session was given by Mr. Markandey Upadhyay, Head – Risk Analytics, Axis Bank on Credit Risk Management and Analytics. He presented an overview of use of Risk Analytics in the decision making process while issuing loans and  credit cards to the customers.

The workshop presented the students with an overall perspective on the Analytics industry, career growth, the role of social media analytics in brand management, and how banks are managing their risk using analytics.

Career trends with Schneider Electric

Mr. Sundar Rajan Director HR from Schneider Electric visited Department of Management Studies for a guest lecture. Schneider Electric and NIT Trichy shares a bond from past three years and this was a part of the same relationship that a knowledge sharing session was organized.

Mr. Sundar Rajan began the session with an introduction of his company which is a 175 year old organization. Starting from its roots in the iron and steel industry, heavy machinery, and ship building, it moved into electricity and automation management.

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Mr. Rajan spoke on career trends and what we as new entrants in the industry can expect in the beginning. He also explained the importance of developing new skill sets and keeping yourself updated which will help one to maintain his employability. He emphasized on the difference in the career path of a generalist and a specialist. And why Schneider electric focus on mobility of employees from one department to another and may be country as well.

He cleared many doubts after the session and helped students to understand various roles, responsibilities and growth prospects. The session was thought provoking and gave the students a new angle to think over their career path.

Reunion of DoMS Alumni – Bengaluru

The students of DoMS organized an alumni meet in Bengaluru on 27th July. The get together was arranged at Beijing Bites, Whitefield Bengaluru. The alumni committee and training and placement committee put in a lot of efforts to make this meet a very successful event.  Some of the alumni who attended the meet were Vikranth from Thomas Reuters, Mr, Pannirban from Phillips, Jai Kansanwal from ITC, Arvind Sivakumar form TCS.

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The informal interaction started by ex-domsians sharing their experiences at the college and what all mischievous things they used to do during the classes. They also suggested us to take maximum benefits out of the facilities and faculties of the college. They explained us their past and present profiles they have worked on and what we can look forward to in the respective industries . Then they inquired about the current placement scenario of our department. They gave tips how to tackle interviews and how to approach companies while inviting them for recruitment. They advised us to enjoy the college as well as hostel life to the maximum as this would be the end to the student life for most of us. They also advised us regarding what industry expects from us as soon as we get out of college.

The department is planning to organize a similar meet in Chennai in a few days. Hoping a lot of alumni to attend the meet to make it a memorable event.

Celebrations Gallore!!! – Teachers’ Day

It was a brisk start to a pleasant evening that marked the celebrations of Teachers’ Day . The A-13 hall, where the function was held was filled with enthusiastic students and visually excited teachers. Every staff member associated with DOMS was personally invited with roses and was awaiting for the events to commence. The Director of NIT surprised many by making a presence  on the important day. The function started off with a welcome speech by Anbarasi. A Sanskrit prayer followed moments after the welcome speech invoking god’s presence. The Director, DR.Sundararajan and other senior staff members including our beloved Head Of Department Dr N.Thamaraiselvan went on to the stage to lighten the lamps and officially mark the beginning of the function.

The Director addressed the gathering spending a few minutes on the stage and sharing his valuable insights.He spoke mainly on how management studies are closely connected to the teaching profession than any other department. Later, our Head of the Department gave a short but a sparkling speech in which he emphasized on teachers being recognized and celebrated since that’s the only way they are being acknowledged. Dr.Kannabiran and Dr.Punniyamoorthy also shared their experiences with the audience.

The evening even had a poetic touch to it when Anbarasan and Rahul took the stage and recited a poem on significance of teachers in everyone’s lives. The poem originally written in Tamil by Anbarasan was translated into Hindi and recited by Rahul who catered to the Hindi audience. A video dedicated to our teachers was played and appreciated by one and all.The credits for the touching video goes to Abdul, Harshit and Arjun.

A celebration without cake cutting is always incomplete, so we invited every teacher who graced the occasion on to the stage for the cake cutting . As cameras  captured the cake being cut and teachers sharing the pieces, snacks was announced.

Finally came the most anticipated events of the evening. First in the order was Insur’s guitar perrformance that left the hall filled with blissful music. Then came some scintillating dance performances by both guys and girls from the first year batch. What followed were two engaging games that saw teachers participating with enthusiasm.  “This That Those” ,the first game that tested the participator’s presence of mind and the second was the “Gifts Exchange” game that witnessed teachers picking up their destined gifts. With all smiles on every teacher’s face, the evening ended with a vote of thanks given by Trilochan.The hall was emptied minutes after the organizers took a group pic to mark the first function conducted by the first year batch.

Welcome Aboard !!! Counting 34…

24th August, 2012 was a memorable day at DoMS NITT as the second year students threw a much awaited and highly talked about Freshers’ Party for all of us. After a thrilling and pressure packed FIRM games week followed by the culturals, it was an evening  just to sit back, relax and enjoy the get-together. The occasion was organized at the Breeze Residency Hotel, Trichy which at first sight looked like a classy restaurant and later turned out to be a party hall.

As we all walked into the hallway, we were greeted by claps, hooting and even disappearing snow sprayed all over on us  and focused cameras capturing each and everyone. Our seating arrangement was already decided by placing a small sheet of paper having our name on the chairs in the hall. We had to search for our name chit and then sit accordingly. The show began by seniors asking us to write a wish and name of any senior whom we wanted to perform on the stage. We were actually given a chance to rag the seniors which was unimaginable. It was followed by a series of games played with a lot of enthusiasm by all of us. A twist in the tale was awaiting us when we were dragged on to the stage to perform whatever we asked our seniors to perform. It was an element of surprise and everybody had a ball, starting from dances to singing songs to proposals and of course rejections.

Gowtham Sai and Anu Brahma were chosen as the Mr. and Ms. Fresher for the evening after a series of tough competition between handsome hunks and beauty queens. The most inspiring feature of the eve was our senior Richard who still holds the record of drinking a beer bottoms up in just 8 secs. Some of us tried to break that timing but miserably failed. Then we had some serious learning lessons from Amitesh and Shashank on how to build a muscular body. It was not long before the dance floor was witnessing “dancers” from all parts of India. After a few pegs, the dancer inside one and all was more than willing to synchronize with the tunes of DJ. The dance floor provided a perfect platform for everybody to bond with each other.

The night couldn’t have been shorter and Breeze Residency couldn’t have been a better host. Freshers’ party rocked to the hilt. It was indeed the hard work and dedication of our seniors which made the Freshers’ Party a grand success. Thank you very much Seniors!!!