ISBRians came forward to celebrate Lohri with enthusiasm at amphi theatre on 15th January 2016. Lohri also known as the bonfire festival, denotes the last of coldest days of winter. Generally, it is an accepted fact that this festival is celebrated to worship fire.
In the evening, with the setting of the sun, huge bonfire was lit in the college campus and students came together to celebrate the true spirit of Lohri. They gathered around the rising flames, circled around (parikrama) the bonfire and threw puffed rice, popcorn and other munchies into the fire. They also sang and danced to popular folk songs. After the parikrama, they exchanged greetings and distributed prasad (offerings made to god). Coloured rangoli, desi clothes, lighted fire, blooming decorations were the niche of the celebration.
The rituals and celebrations associated with Lohri are only symbolic of a common thanksgiving to nature as represented by the Sun God, and in the process, the festivities embody a spirit of brotherhood, unity and gratitude, with lot of happiness, goodwill and cheer.
International Guest Lecture on 18 Jan 2016
ISBR Business School welcomed Dr. Waultrat Ritter ,Founder – Knowledge Dialogue, Hong Kong, an honored guest at ISBR as part of “International Guest Lecture Series” on Monday, 18th January 2016. She presented a talk on “ Information Governance in Knowledge Process Outsourcing: The Case of Global Visa Processing Services”. She explained in detail about the need for outsourcing visa processing, the present trends and practices, various issues & consequences arising out of this outsourcing, various challenges & precautions to be taken, etc. Our faculty members and students attended this interesting and informative lecture in large numbers. ISBR takes pride and pleasure for organizing these international guest lecture series.
Brains & Business Quiz Competition
“If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to build theirs”
On 21st Nov 2015 ISBR Business School, Bagalore hosted the quiz competition BRAINS N BUSINESS in collaboration with GYAANSPACE & IGNITUS WORLD. It was an intra-college quiz competition. Quizmaster Titash Banerjea hosted the quiz. Sarath Nair and Anjali Gupta from IGNITUS WORLD were also present. A total of nine teams participated. Every round was exciting and informative. Swati Modgil and Rohit Panjwani won the quiz for the day. They would be representing the college in the forthcoming quiz competition in February. Even the teams that didn’t win had a lot of fun and did get to learn a lot.
Social Media Sourcing Workshop by ERA
On the 5th of December 2015, Executive Recruiters Association (ERA), Bangalore Chapter organised a Workshop on Social Media Recruiting at the BET Institute of Management Campus. Dr C Manohar, Dean ISBR delivered the Welcome Address.
Mr. Moses ex Convenor of ERA delivered the inaugural address in which he briefed about ERA. ERA started functioning 13 years back in 2002. It plays a pivotal role in the life of corporates. Ethics in recruitment acts as an umbrella for ERA. He also emphasized in pulling in more resources and knowledge through training programs and workshops.
The speakers for the day were Mr. Raghunandan Patre and Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad. Mr. Patre has been a recruiter for almost 14 years now. He talked briefly about the critical skill sets that a Social Media Recruiter (SMR) requires. Mr. Ahmad has been a SMR for 3 years. Apart from recruitment he also helps recruiters leverage their technological skills. He prefers to call himself a “Techno-Social Gig”. He briefed the gathering on certain tools required for sociaol media recruitment and branding. X-Ray Champion, Facebook Graph Search, Twitter Mining etc. were the few tools that he talked about.