HR Summit

ISBR Business School had organized a one day seminar at the campus. The objective was to get together HR professionals, academicians, researchers and management consultants to a common platform to debate and discuss the various aspects of the “Recent trends in HRM”

The program started with the lighting of lamp by the Managing Director and the Director followed by the inaugural session. The eminent speakers for the first session were Mr. Babu Rangaswamy, Director, HP and Mr.RamaKrishna, VP Wipro. The second session was delivered by Mr.Joshua Rozario from Transevolve. The speakers had bridged the gap between the academia and the industry with their thought provoking speech.

Post lunch session saw an informative panel discussion moderated by Prof. Preeja Sreedhar and chaired by the panelist Ms.Annapurna, Assistant General Manager, HR, Essillor India Pvt LTD. Mr Raghu HR Manager Samsung and Joseph HR Senior Manager, IBM. The session was very enriching  because it touch based on a variety of topic like , changing roles of HR professionals, outsourcing of HR functions, managing knowledge workers, Impact of technology to name a few.

The HR summit was one of its kinds in the campus because it brought about a different level of knowledge from the veterans of the industry. The whole event was co-ordinated by Prof. Sreeleakha and it was a roaring success.

Student View: “We thank ISBR for such a great event. Insights into HR from corporate, networking with industry leaders, practical exposure were takeaway from this program.

Case Study League

The case study club of ISBR Business School organized an Intra – College Case study league on 16th November, 2010 at ISBR campus .The league was one of the initiatives of the club to develop structured thinking in the students. This would give them an opportunity to look at the corporate problems practically and solving them in pressure situations.

The League was spread over three days with preliminaries, semi-finals and finals that were scheduled on 16th, 18th and 20th of November, respectively. Around 30 teams had participated in the event. Each team consisted of four members. The top four teams went to the semifinals, with top two teams competing for the honors of Case Study league Championship. The winners were awarded champions trophy by Mr. Manish Kothari, Managing Director, ISBR in an award ceremony on 20th.

The cases given for the event had issues related to areas like Business Environment, Business Strategy, Corporate governance, Communication, Risk management, Information Technology etc.  from different industries. The event was judged by case study experts like Prof. Sarit Kumar, Prof. Shanmugham, Prof. Richa Tiwari, and Mr. Sai Venkata . Each round of the event was an elimination round. The participants survived grueling Q&A sessions from both the judges and other teams competing in the event to move to the next round.

All in all, this program taught us practicalities on case solving along with perfect qualities of a leader.

Win At Business School

On November 5, 2010 NASSCOM organized Business School Affaire and Dewang Mehta Business School Awards. Nearly 50 Top management institutes had sent students to contest for the award of Best Student in Management for the year 2009-10. The jury at the event comprised some of the eminent people from the top companies including ESSAR, ICICI Prudential, Reliance, HDFC Bank, Bharat Matrimony, HP, AEGIS, YES Bank, Hexaware, Global INNOV, Red Hat and many more. After the review of the resume of the students by the jury, each student was given a time span of 10-15 min to talk about himself/herself and another few min as to why he/she should be selected as the Best Student in Management. The jury then interacted with the participants cross questioning them on various issues.

When the final results were announced, ISBR struck a spot with Prashant Guha winning the award for the Best Management Student. Here’s an excerpt from the rendezvous with Prashant.

What all preparations went in preparing for an event like this?

To be frank, the preparations had started the day I decided to do something in my life. Till now I had never thought that I would get a chance to compete to be the best in my field in my country some day. As per the last moment preparations, I was all geared up to answer just anything. Starting from academics to achievements to current affairs.

Who all helped you in getting ready for it?

The credit list stands long but firstly I would like to thank our Director, Prof. Amit Gupta for confining in me and selected me to represent ISBR. From the staff, Parvathi ma’am played an important role in setting all things right for me from beginning to the last moment. All my gurus from past and present, my employers, my parents, friends and each and every one from ISBR who confined and believed that I could do it.

What was the experience like, not just participating but winning in an event like this?

In real sense this was an experience of a life time where I got a chance to compete with some of the best management students from the best Management Institutes of India. Though it was tough to compete, I was able to deliver my best. I got a chance to see how well other B schools are doing and what kind of management students are they producing.

Was there anything that you feel you missed  or ignored while preparing?

Well yes… I felt I missed out on preparations of the introductory speech. I could have introduced myself better.

What are you’re learning from this win and any suggesting for all of us back home?

After being a part of this grand event, I realized that it doesn’t matter from which institute you come from, if you are confident and give it your best shot, you can surely make a place for yourself.

I would like to suggest this one thing to students at ISBR that don’t take learning lightly. Ignorance can lead you to doom but if you truly believe in yourself and apply you’re learning in day to day life you will surely be at the top.

What are those qualities of yours that you think got you so far and any weakness of yours that you identified during the whole event?

Well, I feel it’s been my continuous effort to prove myself in any field that I have been in so far. One quality of mine is of never giving up no matter what. Before the results were declared I was worried as to how am I going to face my professors, my friends and all those who believed in me. I was scared to the extent that I could not hold my tears when my name was declared. It feels proud to carry the tag of “Best Student in Management” for the year.