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Guest Lecture by Mr. Rajnesh Khosla, Head HR – LG Software India on the topic “Career Planning”

Date: 25th June 2018

The students of IBA had an interactive session with Mr. Rajnesh KhoslaHead 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 DasguptaTechnology 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 Ms. Mitchell Dudani, Social Media Expert and Trainer – regarding “Personal Branding on Social Media”

Date: 22nd June 2018

The students of IBA had an interactive session with Ms. Mitchell DudaniSocial Media Expert & Trainer – who enlightened & advised them about “Personal Branding on Social Media.”

Ms. Mitchell kicked off the session with a brief introduction to the world of Social Media and how companies are extensively using this platform nowadays as a very important tool for recruitment and company PR. She then took to informing the students about each of the major Social Media platforms (FB, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) in detail and how companies are using them for brand building these days. She also gave tips for personal branding (DOs and DON’Ts) on these sites and gave tasks to students for shaping their personal profiles.

Towards the end, Ms. Mitchell advised students to start using Social Media more for Networking rather than just Fun and gave them individual network expansion targets for the next 2 years.

The session came to an end with vote of thanks by Dr. Nandeesh V Hiremath for Ms. Mitchell taking time out from her 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 PatroProfessor – 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 RGeneral 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 MVice 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.

Industry Visit – Garuda Polyflex Foods Pvt. Ltd.


Date: 22 nd – 23 rd June, 2016

Garuda Polyflex Foods Pvt. Ltd., Jigani Link Road, Bangalore

Prof. Gourish and Prof. Nandeesh along with students of 2016 – 18 batch went to visit the factory of Garuda Polyflex Foods Pvt. Ltd. built at Jigani Link Road, Bangalore. The visit was a first of its kind for the students and helped them experience & understand the processes of production in an FMCG factory.

The students were given the tour inside the Production as well as the Packaging area and were briefed about the Process, Machinery, Packaging, Quality and Marketing. Prior to this, students were also given company introduction as well as a brief about the product range.

In the end, everyone was provided a new product sample and were also asked for an individual feedback.

“I3” (Institute Industry Interface) Committee launch on 30th July 2014

“I3” (Institute Industry Interface) Committee launch on 30th July 2014

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