Guest Lecture on Industrial Relations – Mr.Naina Raj @ DoMS NITT!

When Mr.Naina Raj, the HR head at Dalmia walked in, the students of DoMS instantly knew that it was going to be one startling experience.  It is not every day that you see a tall, warm and friendly HR head with almost 30 years of experience in the Industry, take such a spell binding session.

The Guest Lecture on Industrial Relations, was conducted on 22.03.2016, at the Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy. It proved to be a fruitful session, not just for HR aspirants, but all management students, since he talked about Operations, Marketing and General Management and taught the students how Human Resource plays a very crucial role in the functioning of any Industry.

The students were captivated by the amusing way he narrated his experience over the years. He shared, with genuine transparency, his victories, his downfalls and his mistakes, and he imparted wisdom while making the students completely enjoy it. The aura of confidence and his striking personality, definitely added on to the successful interactions during the session.

Although the main topic covered during the session was Industrial Relations, he exchanged valuable insights on several other topics. He churned out all the day to day challenges and obstacles he faced during the three decades he spent in the Industry, and he wrapped up the session, by talking about Employee Engagement, the power of motivation and about how ‘Attitude is Everything’.

Mr.Naina Raj, finally won the hearts of all students, by giving them a motivation talk at the end of the One Day Session, and by screening certain strongly inspirational videos.

DoMS looks forward to having several other GLs with him in the Future

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Blue Ocean Strategy

For good governance in any field one should follow strategic management for effective results. Harvey Mackay said “Failures don’t plan to fail; they fail to plan”. In any successful business, you will observe that high and disciplined level of planning incontrovertibly led to that success – and the business world is full of failures who failed to plan. Even many that have subsequently failed often did so because the importance of strategic management within the organization diminished and with it the essential structure and visibility required to achieve goals and avoid pitfalls. This proves the importance of strategic management in the business world.

Keeping this on focus, a guest lecture was organized for Department of Management studies, National Institute of Technology Trichy on Blue Ocean Strategy on 19 March 2016. Dr. Srinivasan Sundararajan warmly welcomed the guest speakers. The guest lecture was attended by Mr Gowrishankar Sundararajan Director Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Malaysia. He is alumnus of NIT Trichy and INSEAD Business School. He addressed the student of DoMS NITT on Blue Ocean Strategy and shared his own experience with this niche sphere of strategy management. The other guest speaker for the day was Mr S Sundararajan Retd VP of EMA India. The event was inaugurated and presided over by our Dr. Srinivasan Sundararajan Director NIT Trichy.

Mr Gowrishankar Sundararajan hails from Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. The Blue Ocean Strategy institute of Malaysia delivers high impact services to the public at low cost. In addition, through blue ocean strategy, over 80 ministries and agencies – from police to military, to women, youth and higher education organizations- are collaborating to formulate and execute creative blue ocean strategy initiatives that are transforming Malaysia. Mr Gowrishankar emphasised various examples all over the world where blue ocean strategies were implemented and how they succeeded in achieving goals.

Mr S Sundararajan Retd VP of EMA India delivered a lecture on Lateral Thinking. He insisted the students to implement lateral thinking in challenges that they going to face. He also made DoMS students to take part in a fun-filled creative activity “The Marshmallow Challenge”.

The event ended with a vote of thanks by guest lecture committee of DoMS NIT Trichy.

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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.

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.