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CAM00269 (1)“Sometimes I actually go and touch my medal and read the name on the certificate to reconfirm that it was actually I who was amongst the toppers of my batch in KIAMS” Says Anish Wadhwa

Sometimes your entire life boils down to just one moment. For Anish Wadhwa, that moment came during her convocation ceremony, when it was announced that she had bagged the Silver medal. Anish confesses that this was a bolt from the blue for her – despite the fact that all her course mates were pretty much certain that she’d bag it.

“KIAMS has given me many unexpected memories. The honour of being a topper in the batch, a good placement in the first company on campus, that too on my birthday; all these things were totally unexpected when I came to KIAMS. Sometimes all this feels like a dream and I actually go and touch my medal again and read the name on the certificate to reconfirm that it was actually I who was honoured with the silver medal.”

Anish was the second person placed in her batch at KIAMS, with an annual package of Rs. 5 Lakh. The US multi-national, Odessa Technologies, has its own set practices that required its India office in Bangalore to recruit much ahead of the usual recruiting season. They were looking for business graduates in Finance from the country’s top business schools to work on software solutions for Finance companies; KIAMS was a natural choice for Odessa Technologies. There hardly seemed to be any time to prepare, but the beauty of the routine and academic rigour at KIAMS is that its students can appear for interviews without elaborate preparations.

“I had six rounds to clear. The first round was a group discussion, followed by a psychometric test, then a visual round and then three rounds of interviews. Four rounds took place on the campus itself, while the last two interviews took place in the Odessa office at Bangalore,” recollects Anish. The first interview at the Odessa office was with the Managing Director of the company, while the Head of Human Resources took the second. Her recruitment was confirmed way back in August 2012 itself. An Economics graduate from Khalsa College, Delhi University, Anish believes that the foundation to a sound personality was laid in school, the structure built in college, and finally polished for entry into the corporate world at KIAMS.

“KIAMS has not just nurtured me for a managerial role, but also helped me understand the nuances of life. How to take care of oneself in difficult times, how to help others and how to work as a team player are a few of the things which can be taught best only the KIAMS way.”

Her profile at Odessa Technologies will be that of a Functional Analyst dealing mainly with clients and their business processes. The job involves updating the software as per the client’s requirements, and hand holding the client in understand how the software works. She is positive that the zeal to excel will propel her to put great effort into her job.

Anish Wadhwa,
Silver Medallist, Batch 2011-13, KIAMS
Placed with Odessa Technologies



KIAMS - DesignPune, 18th March 2013: Kirloskar Institute Of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) founded by the renowned Kirloskar Group conducted the Convocation of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the class of 2013. Dr. Ganesh Natrajan, Chairman – NASSCOM & Global CEO, Zensar Technologies was the chief guest  and Mr. Rahul Kirloskar, Executive Chairman, Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited and President Governing Council (KIAMS), presided over the convocation.  Graduating students and parents attended the glittering ceremony. All the staff and faculty members from both locations were present on the momentous occasion.

In his presidential speech, Mr. Rahul Kirloskar observed that a passion to impact, a competence to deliver and a conscience not to abuse can sustain the quality of an Institute in the long run. He also highlighted proudly that KIAMS staunchly embodies these traits and this has helped the Institute to move seamlessly across Management Education, Management Development Programs, Consultancy, and Research.


Dr. Ganesh Natrajan in his convocation address advised students that if you make a habit to do something you love and really gel with the people around, you will always be successful. He further stressed that good communication skills will never let you down and being innovative, being entrepreneurial, doing something different will always help you in building a good track record. He also gave a mantra of ‘5Fs’ in life: think fast, focus on what you want to achieve, be flexible to accept  opportunities, be friendly, and have fun – treasure every moment in your life.

Dr. Ganesh Natrajan conferred diplomas on all the graduating students, and Mr. Rahul Kirloskar awarded the gold and silver medals on the occasion in the presence of Dr. Gopal Iyengar, Director, Dr. Janaki Naik, Director, KIAMS Pune, other senior faculty members & corporate dignitaries, staff, family members and friends. Ms. Shruti Jain was awarded the gold medal while Ms. Anish Wadhwa bagged the silver medal.

Taking the academic review on the occasion Dr. Gopal Iyengar, Director KIAMS appreciated the efforts of faculty and staff to develop and implement integrated processes of academic delivery & assessment, placements and admissions. He further added that interactions with industry in various forums such as placement activities, seminars, guest lectures, summer projects, etc. provide tremendous insights into these processes. He put forth the efforts of faculty in collaboration with the students in the area of research and publication which resulted in publication of papers and cases in national and international journals.

The placement season this year has seen a significant increase in the number of companies coming to KIAMS for recruitment. This trend is expected to continue in the coming days also till the placement process is completed.


The convocation ceremony ended with the convocation high tea.


Editor’s Note:

KIAMS a Brief Profile

For over a century now, the Kirloskar Group of Companies, one of India’s largest industrial conglomerates, has been growing and enriching lives. In 1991, KIAMS was conceived as a training institute and a knowledge hub where Kirloskar Group managers shared their learning and caught up with the latest movements and concepts in management. In 1995, the training institute was opened to managers all over the country. In 1998 the PGDM program was started in the Harihar location. In 2010 the Pune location was inaugurated for PGDM. Class of 2013 is the second integrated batch of KIAMS to pass out.


Activities Conducted

  • Management Development Programs – for training and consulting education for industry executives
  • 2-year fully residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
  • Consultancy – in India and abroad
  • Research


Contact us:

Phone: (08192) 241269, 241483, 241486

Email: info@kiams.ac.in