Category Archives: Industry Interaction
All the posts related to industry interaction team ‘I3’of IBA.
Date: 29th August 2018
Ms. Eileen Peacock, EFMD, USA, visited the IBA campus despite her busy schedule on 29th August 2018 and interacted with the IBA fraternity. Ms. Eileen is a business school advisor for schools worldwide, with particular emphasis in the Asia Pacific region. Her knowledge of accreditation, planning and strategy for schools, and development of International connections emanates from her past experience as the Dean of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the United States and her work in the Asia Pacific region for AACSB International.
Date: 25th June 2018
The students of IBA had an interactive session with Mr. Rajnesh Khosla, Head HR – LG Software India who clarified their doubts and vision regarding “Career Planning.”
Mr. Rajnesh started off by bluntly stating it to the students that their first job is not going to be the dream job, because if dreams started getting realized so easily, there won’t be any motivation to strive continuously. He implored upon them to treat every job they get as a stepping stone for the next better opportunity. The session soon went into interactive mode with Mr. Rajnesh encouraging students to ask questions relevant to the topic rather than him simply lecturing. The students responded well to this thought and asked many questions related to specialization selection, optimum qualification mix for certain industry & job roles, hiring trend in upcoming fields like Analytics, etc. and many more.
Towards the end, Mr. Rajnesh warned students of complacency at any time in their professional life, because at every point people are judging and form impression about other people and there is simply no way to escape that.
The session came to an end with vote of thanks by Prof. Prema Ramachandran for Mr. Rajnesh taking time out from his schedule to impart knowledge to IBA students.
Guest Lecture by Mr. Manas Dasgupta, Technology Leader – ANZ Capital on the topic “Innovation in Leadership”
Date: 25th June 2018
The students of IBA were enlightened by Mr. Manas Dasgupta, Technology Leader – ANZ Wealth who interacted with them about “Innovation in Leadership.”
Ms. Manas started the session with a brief introduction about himself and his career graph. He talked about the key factors that lead to innovation, the reasons, the triggers and the key ingredients of a true innovation. He went on to specify the qualities of an innovative solution, features it should have and the process or framework that should be followed. He also emphasized about how the Culture and Leadership contribute in shaping up of innovative ideas.
Towards the end, Mr. Manas explained how an idea becomes a saleable idea and how a brilliant idea also can bite the dust if it isn’t saleable.
The session came to an end with vote of thanks by Prof. Suresh V Chandra for Mr. Manas taking time out from his schedule to impart knowledge to IBA students.
Guest Lecture by Dr. Sanjay Patro, Professor (Marketing) – XLRI Jamshedpur about “Fundamentals of Marketing & Evolution of its concepts”
Date: 30th June 2017
Facilitated by the IBA Marketing Forum, the students of IBA were enlightened by Dr. Sanjay Patro, Professor – XLRI, Jamshedpur who took a session to empower them with knowledge about “Fundamentals of Marketing and evolution of its concepts”.
Dr. Sanjay‘s discussion with students included important topics like:
- Marketing basics like 4Ps of Marketing, PESTEL concept, Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning
- How Digital revolution has changed the focus of Marketing efforts
- How the concepts have changed with change in mindsets, modernization and evolution of society
- The slow but remarkable shift across industries from “Profit first” to “Customer first”
Towards the end, Dr. Sanjay advised students to embrace the fact that without proper personal marketing, even getting a job is going to be impossible, hence preparations should start now itself so that by the end of 2 years each and every one of them is a distinct marketable product.
Guest Lecture by Ms. Anjana K R, General Manager (HR) – Tata Consultancy Services about “IT Industry, Analytics and the future ahead”
Date: 27th June 2017
The students of IBA had an interactive session with Ms. Anjana K R, General Manager (HR), Mr. Strafford Fernanndes, HR Specialist (Campus Recruitment), and Mr. Benjin Samuel, – Tata Consultancy Services who enlightened them about “IT Industry, Analytics and the future ahead”.
Mr. Anjana discussed and interacted with students over important topics like:
- Turnaround among industries with the rise of Analytics and its implications
- What changes the IT industry has undergone in the past decade
- Skill sets that are looked for in fresher MBAs, specially by IT industry
- The desirable learning curve of an MBA across industries and in IT industry
Ms. Anjana also shared with the students her professional journey and how she moved up the corporate ladder with various assignments, different partners and in distinct markets. She also advised students to take life always one step at a time (with the ultimate goal as a target of course!) and never shy from challenges whatever they may be. The session came to an end with students thanking Ms. Anjana for taking out time from her schedule to impart knowledge and information unto them.
Guest Lecture by Mr. Raja Sameer Nandan M, Vice President (HR) – Voonik on the topic “People aspect in Start-ups”
Date: 26th June 2017
The students of IBA were enlightened by Mr. Raja Sameer Nandan M, Vice President (HR) – Voonik who took a session to empower them with knowledge about “People aspect in Start-ups”.
Mr. Sameer‘s discussion with students included important topics like:
- Start-up culture, what to expect from them and what they expect from you as an employee
- How start-ups operate, the people aspect
- Funding that start-ups receive, types and what it really means
- What start-ups put as first priority – Money or People?
Towards the end, Mr. Sameer advised students to focus on empowering their true nature because not everyone’s nature is a fit for start-up culture and some won’t fit in the culture of an established business. With that the informative session came to an end as the students expressed their gratitude unanimously.
Interaction with Dr. Michael Zirkler (Zurich university) and Dr. Yung Pin Lu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Date: 30th August 2016
It was an enlightening session by Dr. Michael Zerkler, Head of Section, Organisation Development & Consulting – Zurich University of Applied Sciences and Dr. Yung Pin Lu, Director, Leadership Development Programme – Shanghai Jiao Tong University, who in spite of their busy schedules came to IBA and interacted with the students.
It was an enlightening session where they informed students of the various approaches followed in Switzerland and China in the Education system, Economic issues, Government policies, etc.
Guest Lecture by Ms. Rajeswari Santhanam, Associate Director (Tax) – Grant Thorton and Mr. Divyang Trivedi, Manager (Tax) – Grant Thorton on the topic “Career choices and Career in Tax”
Date: 30th June 2016
It was an informative lecture by Ms. Rajeswari Santhanam, Associate Director (Tax) – Grant Thorton and Mr. Divyang Trivedi, Manager (Tax) – Grant Thorton, who made room in their busy schedule to come down to IBA and interact with students over “Career choices and Career in Tax.”
Ms. Rajeswari and Mr. Divyang initiated the session by discussing with students the facts, based on which they should make career choices. They also briefed students a little about Grant Thorton’s Tax services. They then went on with the core of the session and educated students about important topics like:
- Tax Industry overview
- Why is Tax collected
- Origin & Types of Taxes
- Reason behind jobs in Tax industry
- Qualities of a person in Tax industry
- Benefits & Rewards of a Career in Tax
- Myths & Realities about a Career in Tax
Towards the end there was a Q & A session also, in which students asked some very impressive questions about Union Budget, Tax planning and other questions regarding the Tax industry which both Ms. Rajeswari and Mr. Divyang answered amicably and comprehensively.
“Basics of Auditing” – Guest Lecture by Mr. Sadasiva Sarma D, Associate Director (Audit) – Grant Thorton and Mr. Maneesh Chandra Verma, Manager (Audit) – Grant Thorton
Date: 29th June 2016
It was an informative lecture by Mr. Sadasiva Sarma D, Associate Director (Audit) – Grant Thorton and Mr. Maneesh Chandra Verma, Manager (Audit) – Grant Thorton, who in spite of their busy schedule came to IBA and took a session over “Basics of Auditing.”
Mr. Sadasiva and Mr. Maneesh started off the session briefing students about Grant Thorton and the work culture followed there. They then went on with the core of the session and educated students about important topics like:
- Why is Auditing done – Need, Advantages & Regulations
- Audit Industry overview
- Definition & Types of Audit
- Role of an Auditor
- Auditing stages
- Qualities of an Auditor
Towards the end there was a Q & A session also, in which students asked lot of doubts and queries they had regarding the Auditing industry as well as the Financial Consulting industry on the whole which both Mr. Sadasiva and Mr. Maneesh answered amicably and comprehensively.