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.

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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.

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.

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.

IIM faculty enlightens students of DoMS NIT Trichy

IIM Kozhikode Faculty Dr. Joffi Thomas visited Department of Management Studies (DoMS) NIT Trichy. This initiative was taken by DoMS faculty Dr. G. Muruganantham for the betterment of 1st year MBA students. The participants were enlightened on the topic of ‘Essential elements of marketing mix’ through a practical approach with the help of a case study.

The famous case study of Vora and Company prepared by Neil H. Borden of Howard University was discussed and analyzed during the lecture. The case study explained the existing conditions and the practices followed by the company. It dealt with the history of the company and its strategies on competition, packaging, distribution, pricing, sales, cost and advertising. The problem stated was that the company was a loss making industry. Then the participants were asked to apply their knowledge in marketing to solve the problem after which Dr. Thomas gave his valuable inputs to the same.

Dr. Thomas appreciated the level of involvement and enthusiasm amongst the participants. He also cherished innovative ideas given by them followed by the vote of thanks by Shobhita from the guest lecture committee.

Outstanding B-School Award

DoMS-NIT Trichy’s commitment to managerial excellence was once again recognised with the Outstanding B-School award(South) by Star News for the year 2011.

Former HOD Dr. M.Punniyamoorthy received the award at the function held at Hotel Taj Lands End, Bandra, Mumbai on 12th February 2011.
The award is organised in partnership with Business World, a leading business magazine in India.