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Pune. 13 April 2016.

KIAMS bagged dual honours at the recently held ‘Golden Globe Tigers Education Leadership Awards’ in Malaysia.

KIAMS won the ‘Knowledge Management Leadership Award’ for 2016 while Dr. CN Narayana, Principal Director KIAMS won the ‘Outstanding Asian Faculty of HRM Award’ for 2016.

2016 has been an eventful year with Dr. CN Narayana winning awards at the International Education Leadership Awards 2016 by International Association of Researchers and Academicians (‘Indo Global Exemplary Educationist Award’ and ‘Best Director Award for B-schools’) and KIAMS bagging the ‘Top Institute Award’ by Competition Success Review magazine.

Reacting to the awards, Dr. Narayana said “I am indebted to all my students and well-wishers including my faculty, staff of KIAMS, for making me worthy of my 2nd international award and a dozen total awards till date for academics, research and leadership contribution to management education”.

This is the second international award KIAMS has won under knowledge management – the earlier one being in Dubai and these awards are a reflection of the efforts put in my management under the leadership of Dr. Narayana, who has joined a little over a year ago. KIAMS is scaling new heights and continues to aspire for even greater success in future.

About the awards

The Golden Globe Tigers Awards aim to recognise “TIGERS” in Marketing, Branding CSR & Social Innovation, Education& Academics across leadership levels in individual and organisation that aim at believing that excellence is infinite and perfection has no limit and targets are milestones not an end of the journey.

The Golden Globe Tigers Awards is multifunctional, multidisciplinary and industry focussed.

About Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

Kirloskar Group Of Companies, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in India, has been growing and enriching lives for more than a century now. KIAMS was conceived as a training institute and knowledge hub in 1991. It was envisioned as a learning centre where Kirloskar Group Managers shared their expertise, experience and kept up with the latest concepts and movements in Management.

In 1995, the training institute was opened to managers all over the country.

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On April 9th, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) organized its 17th Convocation ceremony in the presence of leading names from the industry and the world of academia. The bright, new graduates were joined by their family members and proud faculty members at the Pune Campus of the Institute. Mr. Sanjiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Finserv Ltd., was the Chief Guest of the ceremony and his Convocation Address was one of the highlights of the day.

The convocation was the culmination of two years of hard work by the PGDM 2016 class. In all, students received their diplomas. The convocation also saw medals awarded for merit – Shruti Hariharan was the winner of the Gold Medal (Overall), while the Silver Medal (Overall) was awarded to Karen Saldanha . There were also four Gold Medalists (for each specialisation) from PGDM Batch 17 – Shruti  Hariharan (Human Resource); Karen Saldanha (Marketing); Bimal Raj (Operations) & Vinay Maurya (Finance).

The President, Mr. Rahul Kirloskar, declared the 17th Convocation Day of KIAMS open at eleven in the morning as the convocation procession entered the venue. In his welcome address, he said, “It’s a mixed day for us at KIAMS having to see so many beloved students leave us, while the sense of pride in them and our best wishes for their future make it a very grand occasion”. With this, he also introduced the Chief Guest, Mr. Sanjiv Bajaj.

Dr. C. N. Narayana, Principal Director, KIAMS, then presented the Director’s Report. It had been a noteworthy year for KIAMS with two national level awards and one international level award under its belt, including the “National Education Award for best B School with Industry Related Curriculum in Marketing.” It also won the “Top Business School of India” award given by the renowned CSR magazine, along with several other recognitions for excellence in management education. For the first time, KIAMS made it to Top 50 private Business Schools of India (Business World 2015) and overall top 50 Business Schools of India (including IIMS and FMS by Outlook and the 32nd position in Career 360 ranking).

Dr. Narayana mentioned different initiatives like the introduction of ‘Expert’s Day Out’ with renowned academicians from IIM-B, Washington University, and Howard University. To give students exposure, the institute has started accepting corporate challenges, such as devising the advertising campaign for Onida. The results have shown in the placement season, which maintained the Institute’s consistent track record with more than 90% of students placed by the 31st of March. Over 70 companies took part in placements this year and the highest CTC package was a substantial Rs. 14 lakhs.

Dr. Narayana then wished the new graduates good luck, urging them to realize their dreams as they become future ambassadors for KIAMS. “There is a paradigm shift in education sector because of the advent of technology, he said. “KIAMS has tried to keep up with that with innovative tools to offer our students the best modern learning experience. We hope you will build on that and scale new heights of success as you represent your B School that will remain proud of you”.

Congratulating the graduating students in his address, Mr. Bajaj advised the students “this is your day and you should make the most of it. You all will disperse after today and you need to make the most of your time together today. Tomorrow, a new chapter of your life begins.” The graduates were then handed their diplomas by the Chief Guest. Mr. Rahul Kirloskar.

With a formal Vote of Thanks and presentation of the Memento to the Chief Guest, the ceremony was drawn to a close. Students then got together for the Class of 2016 photograph. They leave campus with cherished memories of the two years spent there and an eye firmly fixed on their future.

5As a BBA graduate, Megha Dey could have opted for an MBA to further her career prospects. But she chose to do her PGDM because she believed that the curriculum would make her industry ready. After spending two years at KIAMS, an institute she had heard a lot about, she agrees that she made the best decision. She has now been placed in a facility management role with Quess Corp Avon, which is a subsidy of the global giant IKEA. Here she shares the journey of her transformation from a hopeful student to a confident management professional.

When asked to put her journey with KIAMS in words, Megha counts many positives. According to her things that seemed difficult and intense when doing them were also a huge learning experience in hindsight. “The rigorous presentations were definitely tough but they were totally worth it at the end of the day. I have learned so much about team effort besides gaining theoretical and practical knowledge. While the job I have bagged is the perfect entry in the corporate world for me, the knowledge I have gained during my time here will last me a lifetime,” she says.

In her new role as a professional with the company Megha will be responsible for meeting clients and discussing various facilities offered. She will also have to strive to boost the sales of the company. She is keen to prove her mettle by delivering on these tasks, just like she managed to impress during the placement interview. On what went right in the interview, she says “I had gathered fair bit of knowledge about the company, which is why I could talk about different scenarios and offer them the best solutions. I also relied on my SIP experience with Bank of Baroda (Kolkata) to come up with relevant answers during the interview.”

Megha mentions the IRP sessions at KIAMS as the main preparation for placement because not only did they improve her communication skills but they also helped her answer situational questions, which were the crux of her interview. Above all her confidence gained during the PGDM years showed clearly. That’s her advice to her juniors at the institute as well. “Be confident and everything will fall into place. Pay attention to classroom learning and projects because that will prepare you well. But also make the most of your time on the campus and with friends because it won’t come back,” she ends on an emotional note.

4Abhijit Das, student of PGDM Batch 17 at KIAMS believes that his placement as a Management Trainee with Pathfinder Publishing Pvt. Ltd (the company that runs careers360.com) is a big deal not only because of the reputation of the company but the fact that it is the perfect culmination of his academic tenure. The going has been tough for him as he lost his father during the first year of PGDM. But that only pushed him to excel in his studies and focus on the placement process. He admits that with the help of his faculty team and friends at the institute he has managed to get the final outcome he was hoping for.

Reflecting on his two years at KIAMS, he says “The placement with such a prestigious firm was the icing on the cake. My mother, who is a housewife, was extremely supportive during these two years. The placement has made our dream come true. But at the same time I feel the knowledge and confidence I have gained at the institute will help me in the long run. It certainly helped me crack the all important placement interview.” He goes on to add that all the assignments and activities he was a part of during his program helped him learn in the best possible way. That coupled with the confidence he had gained enabled him to impress his recruiters.

After completing his graduation in engineering, Abhijit was working in the construction field but soon enough realized that he needed to boost his competencies to build his career prospects. That’s why he chose to do his PGDM from KIAMS and believes that it’s a decision that has held him in good stead. “I would like to specifically mention the contribution of our faculty members in molding us as future professionals. They were always available to clear our doubts, point out mistakes and help us rectify them in a constructive manner. I believe this relationship goes beyond placements and will be with me for the rest of my life,” he states.

According to Abhijit, every day spent at the institute was a stepping stone towards his future career. The Summer Internship he did at Tata Steel helped him put the concepts he had learned into context and that’s how he made his mark during the placement interview. He is now at the cusp of an exciting journey ahead. “KIAMS has been a new life experience for me and it has prepared me for challenges in my career. Managing product life cycle, Project development and management, Planning, Scheduling, Co-ordination with different teams, Product testing, Market Research and analysis will be some of my job responsibilities and I feel up to the task,” he adds confidently.

Ask him about the aspects of his life at the institute that he is going to miss and Abhijit mentions different celebrations, the time spent with his friends and the campus itself. He holds those memories close to his heart and is going to cherish them for a long time to come. He also has valuable advice for his juniors at the institute. “You should follow your dreams and identify your area of interest. Whatever domain you choose; be it Product Management or Operations, you will find a lot of scope in it if you have in-depth knowledge of the subject. Try to build on your learning and the sky is the limit,” he says all ready to spread his own wings.

Avisek Sarkar believes in following his instincts and mak3ing smart decisions at the right time. That’s why the engineering graduate who was interested in technology decided to switch to management. He says that he wanted to give his career the best platform, which is why he opted for the PGDM with KIAMS. He now stresses that he has managed to combine his technical abilities from engineering studies with analytical, logical thinking from his management program. Perhaps that is what impressed his new employer; Oracle Financial Services Software.

The excitement of being placed with a global powerhouse like Oracle is written large over Avisek’s face. He also realizes that his corporate journey has only begun and he will have to prove his mettle. “The role I have been offered is in financial analytical application development. As a member of the software engineering division, I will have to do detailed design based on high level design specifications. I will also have to assist in system planning, scheduling and implementation, testing bugs, building enhancements etc. I feel prepared for these challenges thanks to my learning at KIAMS,” he says.

Bagging campus placement with a corporate biggie like Oracle is no mean feat. There is a great deal of preparation that goes into making one’s mark in the interview. Avisek sheds light on the process as he says, “One thing that went in my favour was the fact that I had domain knowledge. I also believe you need to be calm and composed during the interview to be able to make the best impression.KIAMS not only helped me build a solid foundation of knowledge but through different initiatives like IRP sessions ensured that I had overcome my fear of public speaking. It reflected in the interview and helped me a lot.”

Avisek also asserts that his learning at the B School was intense with long hours on a daily basis. But his faculty members made things easier by keeping things relatable. His SIP with Novotel Kolkata also enabled him to get valuable practical exposure that he counts on as he prepares for his corporate sojourn. “My time with KIAMS has been a memorable journey altogether. Even the tight class schedules, late night group studies, presentations were fun and lively for me. I am going to miss the hostel life, time spent on the campus and just hanging out with my friends whenever I want,” he says emotionally.

His advice for juniors who might be interested in a job profile like his – “It’s a Financial Analyst profile and if that’s something you are interested in as well then you need to have a strong base in finance and economics. Practical exposure besides academics is also important. But above all be confident and stay true to yourself. You will achieve your goals if you believe in yourself and put in the efforts.” That’s something he himself has done, and is now reaping the benefits for it.

After karen-saldanha-250-225x300completing her graduation in Oman, where her parents both work as corporate professionals, Karen Saldanha decided to come to India to pursue higher education. She was keen to pursue a career in management and believes that KIAMS has helped her in a big way, borne out by her placement with HDFC Bank.

Karen admits that it took her a while to get over the initial shock of being chosen as a Relationship Manager by HDFC Bank because there were several other right candidates for the job. She also thought her interview wasn’t going too well but managed to turn things around for herself. “Initially it was going all wrong and I think I gave some wrong answers. At one point they even gave me a chance to learn the correct answer for one of the questions. I came back having prepared for more than that, which might have impressed them,” she says with a smile.

She also talks about the efforts taken by her institute to prepare her for the placement process. According to Karen the courses in GD, interviews and business communications groomed students and instilled confidence in them. “Besides that the modules where we were taught what the industry expects of us were very helpful. They had included courses on Customer Insight, Digital Marketing, Strategic Management, International Business, Brand Management, Consumer Behaviour etc and they helped us tremendously,” she adds.

Karen also points out that though she had got placed in her very first attempt she chose to not accept the offer as she wanted to make a bright start to her corporate career. She expects it to happen with a big name like HDFC where her job responsibilities will include, “Meeting clients and addressing their problems, ensuring cross selling of banking products and overall maintaining good relationships with them. I did my internship with Reliance Retail, Chennai and believe that experience will come handy in my job,” she asserts.

While Karen is on cloud nine at the moment, she also feels a hint of sadness knowing that she won’t be spending time on campus with friends. She states that one major advantage of a residential PGDM program is that you make friends for life. Ask her if she has any advice for juniors and she says, “Take efforts to match industry’s needs of skills and knowledge, pay attention to classes and do your assignments diligently. The secret to my good grades is 100% attendance. You might also want to create a LinkedIn profile because networking is the key.” Speaking like a true professional, she already is.

Slide 2 AKirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) has opened admissions for its PGDM program for the year 2016. Admissions are open for both Pune and Harihar campuses of the institute and interested candidates can fill in the application forms that are now available online. KIAMS offers a two-year, fully residential program on its Pune and Harihar campuses that create the perfect learning environment for students.

KIAMS has always been renowned for offering industry-relevant education. KIAMS has consistently been Ranked A++ by Business India and amongst the top 50 B Schools in the country by Career Connect. The curriculum of the program is created keeping in mind the latest developments and needs of the industry. In fact the institute received a prestigious National Education Award of “B-School with Industry Related Curriculum in Market”. This stems from the fact that the institute is backed by Kirloskars, one of the leading industrial groups in the country. KIAMS draws on the group’s professional support and expertise to offer a dynamic learning experience to its students. Through various conclaves and seminars it offers vital industry exposure and platforms to interact with professionals from the corporate world.

In fact last year, the institute inaugurated its much talked about Innovation Centre that will prepare students for creative business leaderships. The centre also draws leading names from the industry, who share their vital experiences with students and keep them abreast with the latest in the industry. Some of the big names who have made their presence felt on Expert Days at the institute include Dr. Mathew J Manimala, Professor of Organization Behaviour, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Mr. Baby Sebastien, Chairman, Masterminds, Dr. Ashish Chandra is Professor at University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland, Texas and Dr. P.V Sundar Balakrishnan, Professor at University of Washington.

Things will be taken a step further in what is the Silver Jubilee year for KIAMS. A series of management conclaves; a brainchild of Dr. C. N. Narayana, Principal Director, KIAMS and faculty members, will be held throughout the year. It has already held a successful conclave on the theme of ‘Attitude Skills and Knowledge (ASK) and employer’s expectations on skills & Employability in the presence of leading names from the industry and academia. Similar conclaves will follow in the near future.

Of course the backbone of the institute remains its highly decorated faculty team, many of whom have years of industry experience.

The institute helps create industry ready professionals who can rise up to the challenges they face in their professional lives. Hence the institute with its strong industry connections strives to offer internships with top rung organizations, in keeping with students’ interests. In the coming year, the institute intends to increase the internship period from two to four months in order to bring additional exposure to students.

Consistent efforts from the institute have borne results in the form of its placement record, which has remained prolific over the years. Some of the past recruiters from the institute include Hindustan Unilever Limited, Cit Bank, ICICI Securities, BNY Mellon, Crisil, Ashok Leyland, L & T Infotech ltd, Bajaj Capital etc. Last year too KIAMS had a strong placement season with more than 100 recruiters coming to campus. The highest salary drawn by a student was INR 8.50 lakhs, while INR 4.50 lakhs was the average salary.

Many of its alumni have gone on to held important positions in their organizations and become leaders in their own right. Some of the notable examples, who have scaled heights of success in different fields include Mr. Siddharth Sharma, Zonal Head – Marketing, North, IndusInd Bank, Mr. Vikash Kumar, AVP, Axis Bank Ltd, Kolkatta, Mr. Jacob Chandy, Principal Consultant, SAP UK Ltd., London and Mr. Mukunda Giri, Branch Head, Drishti Strategic Services Pvt. Ltd., Delhi.

Dr.C.N.Narayana, added further “while there might be B Schools that try to bulk up their placement figures to impress and woo students, KIAMS believes in complete transparency. Hence it was not surprising that the institute became one of the founding members of The Indian Placement Reporting Standards (IPRS) process. The IPRS process is driven to maintain comparability, uniformity and transparency as far as the placement process is concerned.”

Management students now have an opportunity to be a part of the institution with a brilliant record and strong ethical standards to boot. To be eligible for admissions at KIAMS, applicants must hold Bachelors degree or equivalent (10+2+3) from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Students in the final year of graduation may also apply. Applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their CAT/MAT/CMAT/XAT and GMAT scores.

Interested candidates can find the online application form at http://forms.kiams.ac.in/.

About Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

Kirloskar Group Of Companies, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in India, has been growing and enriching lives for more than a century now. KIAMS was conceived as a training institute and knowledge hub in 1991. It was envisioned as a learning centre where Kirloskar Group Managers shared their expertise, experience and kept up with the latest concepts and movements in Management.

In 1995, the training institute was opened to managers all over the country.

Activities

  • Management Development Programs – training and consulting education for industry executives
  • Consultancy – in India and abroad
  • Research

 Dr.C.N.Narayana, Professor HR & Principal Director of KIAMS has several accolades to his credit, including:

  • “Lifetime Achievement Award” at Taj Dubai Asia Education Award 2015 (Oct 2015)
  • “Visionary Leadership Award” in management Teaching, Research & Leadership at- World Education Congress and Thought Leaders in 2015 (July 2015)
  • “Best Professor of the year 2015” –“World Wide Achievers Award”- at Asia Education Summit 2015. He was also the Key note speaker in the Summit. (April 2015).
  • “Best HR Professor of B Schools”- February 2015 (7th DNA – Innovative B school Awards, February 2015).
  • “Best HRM Professor of B Schools”, November 2014 (22nd Dewang Mehta Award, November 2014)
  • “Time Research Leadership Award” of Business Schools 2012-13
  • Won several Awards from 1987 to 2010 in Godrej, GE, Thermax, Xerox Corporation and RPG Enterprises

Program contacts:

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

Gut No. 356 & 357, Near Tata Foundry,

Village Dhamane, Taluka Maval,

PUNE – 410 506,

Admission Related Queries

Tel: 9535007893, 9731842736, 9164119406,

Fax: 9527480503, 9527482939

For further details about KIAMS, one can visit: www.kiams.ac.in

IMG-20151130-WA0009Coming from the North East, the journey to Harihar was a long one for me. It gave me a lot of time to think about how things were going to be here and whether I would be able to manage on my own. I was quite nervous, to be honest, and came to the campus with a lot of anticipation. It has been five months since then and I can comfortably say that I have found my second home.

I have stayed in hostels during earlier academic years, but this was the first time I was such a distance away from home and my comfort zone. Thankfully, I have adjusted here quite well and found my own comfort level with the surroundings and with the people. The campus itself is quite stunning, and I can also have my personal space and go out for long walks if I want to.

I feel overwhelmed with the kind of love and support I have received from my classmates, as well as my seniors. The faculty team is friendly and very encouraging, while Director Sir is my mentor. It’s because of their contributions that I feel there is a huge positive change in my personality. I will forever be grateful to all of them for their help on this journey.

I have to admit that since I am from an Economics Hons background, studying fourteen management subjects from the word ‘go’ was a bit tricky for me initially. Classes, assignments, etc. – it all got a bit hectic. But, as time passes, we are adjusting to the work schedule and the routine we have managed to build for ourselves.

The good thing is that it’s not just about studies at the present moment – we get to enjoy some lighter moments as well. The Independence Day celebrations with some of the alumni were interesting, while the Vasundhara Film Festival was an eye-opening experience. We got to interact with many professionals and that was a tremendous learning experience in itself.

Within a period of five months, I have started looking forward to my classes, assignments and presentations. Of course, the pressure does get to us from time to time and we look for ways to get rid of the stress. Thankfully for that we have the Triangle, Rotunda, the auditorium, swimming pool and the gym, which have made KIAMS, Harihar the best home I could have had for my studies.

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Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies recently held a conclave focused on taking the Management Education experience to the next level for the benefit of its students. “Attitude Skills and Knowledge (ASK) and employer’s expectations on skills and employability” was the theme of the conclave that was organized on Harihar campus on the 26th of September. Since it is the Silver Jubilee Year for the institute, several initiatives will be organized throughout the year. The conclave, conceptualized by the Director of the institute and a result of his discussions with faculty members, kicked off the Silver Jubilee year events on a high note.

According to Dr. Narayana, “A Conclave is not like a guest lecture; you have to make sure it is a value addition to the student community, faculty and all participants. And the key to the success of a conclave like this is getting the best people on board.” With his own years of corporate and academic experience, he managed to do that by bringing together eminent personalities like Dr. Mathew J Manimala, Professor, Organizational Behaviour and Chairperson, OB & HR area, IIMB, Mr. Swami Nathan Krishnan, Vice President and Head – Marketing, Coach and Mentor – Sasken Communication Technologies, and Mr. Shankar G. Rao, Chief Information Officer, BOSCH, Bengalur in the midst. Along with Dr. D. N. Murthy, Area Chair and Professor – Marketing, KIAMS, the Director helped students stay abreast with the latest in the corporate world, while making them realize what corporations and businesses expect out of them.

The interactive panel discussion, which was ably moderated by Dr. Narayana, was the highlight of the event as he managed to keep things engaging and relevant for students in the gathering.  During the discussion, Mr. Srinivas made an interesting point about SMART objectives for employment. According to him, “SMART includes S for specific, M for measurable, A for achievable, R for realistic, and T for Time-bound. Your soft skills are imperative and should lead your resume. Communication skills, honesty, integrity, flexibility persuasion skills and being a team player are some of the other abilities you need to possess to make an impression.”

The conclave also saw Mr. Rao make a presentation on ‘Next Generation IT in Manufacturing’. It was an eye-opening experience for students as it made them aware of the impact of IT today and in times to come. He drove home the point saying, “The world is changing at a very fast pace with everyone working with mobile devices. It’s imperative that you keep up with the changes around you.” Mr. Krishnan also made a presentation on “Employability or Employment” where he stressed on the importance of ‘x-factors’ when he said, “You have to develop your own ‘x-factor’ to stand out and boost your prospects.”

The audience already stimulated by the discussion was further impressed with Dr. Manimala who focused on the key aspects of Attitude, Skills and Knowledge and revealed how important these three pillars are for any management graduate. The conclave, which according to Dr. Narayana was conceived to keep management students in tune with management and corporate practices globally and in India, had lived up to its goals. This further boosted the Director’s resolve as he reflected, “We have realized that when you talk about changes in management education, being connected with the industry is of utmost importance. We will also go through our own transformation process to keep up with market changes.”

The conclave left students yearning for more and Dr. Narayana did not disappoint with his planned pipeline, “I hope to hold at least three conclaves in this academic year. They will deal with different topics like perhaps Marketing Research, Operations or Finance for that matter. We want to take things to a higher level and set our own benchmark so that we progress effectively.” The students at KIAMS have much to look forward to.

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Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies recently organized a conclave “Attitude Skills and Knowledge (ASK) and employer’s expectations on skills & employability” at its Harihar campus. The event held on the 26th of September brought together several big names from industry and academia to discuss the attributes that can make successful management professionals of tomorrow. Given the high relevance of the conclave, it was only natural that we talked to some of the students to evaluate its overall success.

Arpit Sharma, B 17 was one of them and he believed that it was a privilege to listen to names like Mr. Swami Nathan Krishnan, Vice-President and Head Marketing, Coach and Mentor – Sasken Communication Technologies, Bangalore. “Since I am passionate about my chosen specialization of Marketing , I was very excited to listen to the stalwart from the industry,” he said confidently. “It has been a valuable experience for me and I hope it will bridge the gap between where I am today and where I want to be professionally.”

This conclave is the first in the series of events KIAMS will be organizing this year, in its Silver Jubilee year. Students like Arpit remain appreciative of the fact that the B School holds seminars and conclaves regularly to offer them hands-on experience. Others like Vinay Kant Maurya, B 17 look at it as a responsibility to learn and deliver. “I won’t let these opportunities go in vain. I will do my best to make the most out of them and interact with professionals from different industries and learn from their experiences,” he says.

When asked if he had any suggestions on the subjects for future conclaves and seminars Vinay Says, “It would be great to hear from professionals in specific areas like finance, operations, and International Business. It would help us with specific exposure for our future careers.” Arpit, on the other hand, wants future seminars to delve into digital marketing, e-commerce, and rural marketing. He believes these areas are evolving and knowledge on the subjects would give them an edge. But for now, they seem thrilled by the takeaways from the recently held conclave.