C-Talk by Mrs. Pavithra Y S, Founder of Vindhya E-infomedia Private Limited

C Talk by Pavithra Y S

The only disability in life is a Bad Attitude

The above quote is what was conveyed by Mrs. Pavithra YS, another C-Talk guest at ISBR which was held on 19th April, 2017. She is the founder and Managing Director of Vindhya E-infomedia Private Limited which is a BPO in Bangalore but is very unique and mind-blowing in its own way. Vindhya Infomedia was started in the year 2006 with the vision of “bringing Business and Philanthropy together”. What sets them apart is that it has a work force which consists of 60 percent of physically challenged, socially challenged, hearing impaired and border cases of autistic people. As in the words of Mrs. Pavithra herself, she says “We believe in doing business but with a difference”.

She is an amazing personality with a pinch of humor in her speech which can attract any audience she interacts with. Her simplicity reflected in her words and the way she had put her thoughts forward, made her more awe inspiring for the students. She was being extremely honest when she spoke her heart out and said, “When I started, I was just 21 and did not know what exactly was  RISK”.

Answering to one of the questions put by a student as to whether struggle is a mandate for any entrepreneur, she chose to define what exactly is struggle and how it is different from challenges that come across when you start something of your own and also how to overcome them. One thing that she had repeatedly asked the students was to keep chasing their dreams and passions in life and never to give up. Answering to another question regarding motivation she said that what keeps her going is her employees and their attitude towards life and work despite their challenges and difficulties and that they have been trying to prove themselves each and every day with the same zeal and vigour.

Vindhya as an organization has been very successful as a BPO and their clients include tech. giants like WIPRO, YAHOO, ACCENTURE, IBM, INDUSIND BANK, YES BANK, I-FLEX, HAPPIEST MINDS and many others. Mrs. Pavithra made it absolutely clear that Vindhya Info.’s specially abled employees are fully trained and productive professionals and deliver services to their clients and she was proud to say that they have not lost any of their clients in the past 10 years.

During the entire session she kept on taking questions from the students and was very happy to answer them.  This session of C-Talk Series was a very different experience for all the students and was very fruitful and extremely inspiring. At the end she taught a few sign languages and said ‘Thank You’ in a special way and winded up her presentation which was followed by a group photo session including all the students and herself.

– Rahul Kalita

Member of ISBR Writer’s & Media Club 

C-Talk by Mr. Sandeep Tyagi, Director HR- Samsung

C Talk by Mr Sandeep Tyagi, Director HR, Samsung

Every blooming day is an indication of new change. Change is inevitable. Positive change is the pathway for accelerating growth and is a bench mark for ‘Golden Future’. ISBR has undergone drastic changes in recent times to ensure that the budding managers get correct guidance in choosing their career. “C-Talks” are the means through which students get chance to interact with company CEOs, Directors, CFOs etc. and get inspired by their journey from base to tip. They are generally interactive sessions rather than a one-way communication. Students and Speakers take equal interest in interacting effectively. A ‘positive aura’ spreads in the whole environment. This ‘positive aura’, results in ‘positive change’ which in turn lead to a beautiful land of long-lasting success. 

15 April 2017 Saturday, was the third session of this on-going C -Talk series. The students were ready with new energy and zeal. Their eagerness and energy was so high that one can easily identify that this was the reflection of exposure and knowledge they got in previous two talks. Yet another reason to keep the students interested to attend the C-talk in the midst of MILAAP (Sports Meet) was Mr. Sandeep Tyagi- HR Director of SAMSUNG Electronics and the speaker of the day.

Mr. Sandeep is an Alumni of BHARTIYA VIDYA BHAWAN and  has worked in VIDEOCON as VP-HR. He is currently the Director-HR of SAMSUNG Electronics.

He easily connected to the students and addressed the audience as “Young Leaders.” According to him we are in a “VUCA World” i.e. a dynamic world where technology is impacting our day to day life and discussed about the power of technology. He also touched upon how the element of ‘nationalism’ is increasing globally.

Just like five senses responsible for functioning of life, there are five qualities which Samsung looks out before hiring ” young leaders”. These are:

1. Creative Intelligence: To survive in ’VUCA world’, it is utmost necessary to sharpen our brain  and think out of the box. To match up the speed of the dynamic world, innovative thoughts must sprout frequently. One must work out in this direction and try to improvise the creative intelligence quotient. Samsung being a largest player in Display and LED looks “creative intelligence” as the most important attribute before hiring.

2. Driving for Results: Samsung being a leader always emphasis on results and the qualities which drive them toward the desired results. They look out for the candidates who have the potential to maintain the company in Top 5 position in every field they are indulged in.

3. Building Teams: The quality of a leader is to build a team, keep up the team spirit and then work towards the goal collectively. Successful team work is the pillar for the success of this organisation. That is the reason why Samsung looks out Team Building qualities in an individual as the key factor before hiring the candidates.

4. Inspiring others: Inspiring others is equally important as inspiring self. It is the inspiration taken from their respective role models that this world witnessed unimaginable leaders. Inspiring others is an art in itself. Every person especially the ones who are aspiring to become leaders must inculcate this quality. This quality is utmost necessary for synergic work of any organisation. Thus Samsung focuses, “on what extent the candidate is able to inspire others “before hiring them.

5. Navigating the Organisation: Before starting a journey one must be completely aware of how the vehicle works, what is the condition of the vehicle, road and also the climatic conditions. This helps in a better ride. In the similar way before joining an organisation it is the responsibility of the individual to navigate about the organisation as whole. This attribute of Navigation helps a lot in the future and avoid consequences in the organisation. Samsung being a leader looks at it as a key quality before hiring.

In-order to lead the market Samsung aims in enhancing the above mentioned qualities and also incentive based performance and talent management. Timely encouragement is provided for better results. Samsung is the pioneer of “Innovation”,  it provides independence to youngsters to set up the start-ups. Irrespective of success or failure of the start-up it encourages new ideas. In-addition, Samsung treats all Samsung product users as a part of ‘Samsung family’. This shows the eminent standards of the firm.

Mr. Tyagi suggested the youngsters,” Take charge of your life, upgrade yourself and instead of marketing concentrate on ‘target marketing’.”

He thus concluded and opened the stage for questions and as usual our students had a healthy Q & A round. Students were able to tune themselves and refine their thoughts.

The important take away of this particular talk was that the students got a direction and areas that they have to look upon to undergo the career journey in a convenient manner.

Many such talks are lined up in near future and ISBR is confident enough to bring the desired changes in the thought processes of the young minds and make them strong enough to face the “Vuca World” in a creative way.

   – Arvind & Team

(Members of Writer’s & Media Club)

Career in Supply Chain Management: A Pathway to Everlasting Success

ISBR Blog on Supply Chain Management

The globalization of businesses has created huge opportunities for firms globally. However, these opportunities have also brought significant challenges and competition. Especially the supply chain management sector has experienced diverse growth and demand. The intensifying focus on supply chain management has created a plethora of opportunities for individuals’ aspiring to make a career in this field.

Recent studies show that a significant talent gap exists, and the industry is striving to fill up this gap immediately. Furthermore, the industry reports indicated that the greatest talent shortage is witnessed at the mid-management level. Companies across all industries are seeking professionals who can skilfully communicate, negotiate, analyse, and solve problems. This shortage in skilled talent signals significant opportunity for professionals with an MBA or PGDM in supply chain management.

 Job Opportunities in Supply Chain Management

Here are some examples of the positions you may work under in a supply chain workforce: 

  • Project manager
  • Demand planner
  • Sourcing manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Inventory Specialist
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Director of transportation
  • Industrial production manager

 Future Prospects of the Supply Chain Industry in India

Management experts suggest that the supply chain management sector is rapidly growing and will be the next big thing in the Indian industrial scenario in coming years. Also, Opportunities for women are expanding in this industry. And, big names such as IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, Amazon, etc. have emerged on the supply chain management front. Hence, there is immense scope for skilled graduates with a degree in India due to the following aspects:

  •  Globalization of businesses
  • Enhanced product varieties
  • Shortening of product life cycles
  • Emergence of the e-commerce industry
  • Increasing demands of supply networks
  • Demand for personalized content and services

  PGDM/MBA in Supply Chain Management at ISBR

With a determination to bridge the existing gap of supply chain talent in the industry ISBR has developed an industry specific program to empower graduates with the ever-changing demands of supply chain management. In order to position graduates for success in the field, the ISBR curriculum includes core learning in enterprise resource planning, sourcing and procurement, logistics management, as well as strong communication and negotiation skills.

 Moreover, guest lectures and workshops by industry experts are organised at ISBR to provide insights on the supply chain industry to the budding students. Such intense program modules that are developed to meet the industry needs are proven to aid individuals in securing managerial positions with lucrative salaries. So, enrol now for an MBA or PGDM in Supply Chain Management at ISBR and get the right mix of skills, industry knowledge, and qualifications, required for a promising career in this exciting and fast-moving field.

Industrial Visit to Raymond UCO Denim Pvt. Ltd.

Raymond Industrial visit

On 5th April 2017, ISBR Business School organized an industrial visit to Raymond UCO Denim Pvt. Ltd. (Garments Division) which justifies the luminous enhancement in the corporate world.

Raymond is one of the top producers of ring denim in India with 60% market share. We ultimately visited the warehousing section and went through every section of warehousing & manufacturing departments including sections such as merchandising, sampling section, laying table, cutting and panel checking areas along with various units like pattern, cutting, sewing dealing with domestic as well as foreign brands such as Spykar, Levis, Scotch and Soda, Jack and Jones.

We got enlightened with the behemoth work of this industry which has an envisage effect on us.

The visit created a very good umbra of practicality along with the theoretical adaptation of knowledge as well. The takeaway of this industrial visit was that we became the apprentice as we closely observed and learnt about the various processes and systems. It was such an overwhelming experience.

– AISHVARYA TRIPATHI

MBA (2016-18)

(Member of ISBR Writer’s & Media Club)

C-Talk by Mr. Shekar C Swaminathan, CEO- Arvind lifestyle brands Ltd, Unlimited Division

C- Talk by Mr. Shekar C. Swaminathan @ ISBR

“The best part of any story is when it changes.”

Change is the only subject which is constant in every journey, and who else then Mr Shekar C Swaminathan would justify the journey. On 04th of April 2017 this distinctive personality had visited ISBR for the C-Talk. He is a well-known name in the Indian apparel retail industry. Currently writing another success story, leading the unlimited division of Arvind lifestyle brands Ltd as the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Shekar is an electrical engineer, who has mastered the field of retail operations, distributive channels, merchandising, multi-channel, planning, supply-chain, inventory management, apparel design and store design. Accumulating a total of 3 decades of rich experience in the section of value retail business.

He is the dynamic personality behind the success of MAX – chain of retail apparel stores in India and of splash in the Middle East. His creative vision and renowned knowledge in this sector had revolutionized the structure of apparel and fashion industry. He mainly focused on empowering people and fortifying processes, delivering bench-marking results in the retail industry.

MR shekar C Swaminathan imparted his 30 years of astonishing experience to the students of ISBR. The talk was crisp and clear providing justification to the sectors of retail and supply chain and the transitions of it in the past 3 decades. He proved the point of being hardworking and constantly being innovative is the only key for the success in the field of retail business. He has created and witnessed the different transitions in the sector of apparel and fashion management industry.

He bestowed this thought process of fabrication in the transitional journey from a sales person to be a CEO of such an esteemed organisation. He provided a distinctive details and knowledge in the fields of retail, supply-chain, to keep the mind young and innovative to remain successful.

This was followed by the interaction round with the students of ISBR. The students had many queries related to the sectors of retail. These queries where responded by smart and productive reasoning. The students got the clear idea about the retail and supply-chain sector and the functioning of the fashion industry and the existing transition providing the detailed vision over the different platforms of the retail distribution.

The session ended with felicitation ceremony of Mr Shekar C Swaminathan by Professor Nanaiah, Director Industry Interaction ISBR. Post   session few chosen students interested in the sector of the fashion retail industry where selected to be mentored by Mr Shekar for the enhancement of their industry knowledge.

 -U.N.DINESH

PGDM ( 2016-18)

(Member of Writer’s & Media Club)

World Head Injury Awareness Session on 21 March 2017

Head Injury Awareness Session @ ISBR in association with Narayana Hrudyalaya

Accidents are very common in today’s time due to increased traffic and our lifestyle. Some accidents may be minor, while some are major; some contagious, while some, none. However one such type of accident which kills maximum lives in country is road accidents. Bengaluru traffic is congested, honky and nasty. One such population group which is prone to road accidents are students between the age group of 16-28 years.

“Every year, 20th March is observed as World Head Injury Awareness Day”

Narayana Health (NH) in association with Bangalore City Traffic Police conducted an awareness session for ISBR students to educate them on the present scenario of fatalities due to head injuries, causes and preventions lawful guidelines to protect oneself.

Medical experts from NH explained the audience on the Causes & Prevention of Head Injuries and First Aid tips during the incidence of Head Injuries etc. Personnel from Bangalore City Traffic Police educated the audience with statistics of vehicular accidents, guidelines/traffic rules, etc

Dr. Saurav Mahanta, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Narayana Health graced the occasion. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support by American Heart Association.

He gave interesting facts about ‘Road Accidents’ and how such road accidents affect the brain and can be avoided.  He gave various precautionary measures for the young bloods to nurture them to a good and safe livelihood.

 It was an informative session altogether.

Choose PGDM in Healthcare Management for a Vibrant Career in the Prosperous Healthcare Industry

Choose PGDM in Healthcare Management for a Vibrant Career in the Prosperous Healthcare Industry

During the recent times, the healthcare industry has grown to become one of the most promising and evolving sectors in India. Today, the healthcare market in India mainly comprises of Health Service Provider Organizations (hospitals), along with other affiliated services and markets such as Health Insurance & Managed Care, Pharmaceuticals & Life-sciences, Medical Equipment & Devices, Health Support Services, etc.

The increase in the number of private hospitals and clinics all over the globe has created a plethora of employment and business opportunities. Also, the rising emphasis on quality of healthcare and patient satisfaction has enhanced the importance of skilled individuals having professional qualification in Healthcare and Hospital Management.

 PGDM in Healthcare Management at ISBR

Therefore, in order to cater to these demands ISBR Business School has curated a unique program to craft future ready leaders and managers for the healthcare industry. ISBR’s PGDM in Healthcare Management is an expertly devised to prepare the leaders, managers and policy makers to recognize, and utilize the changing dynamics of the healthcare industry for the benefit of their organisation or business. ISBR’s PGDM in Healthcare Management has been designed under the guidance of renowned professionals from diverse educational backgrounds including medical, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, life-sciences and a lot more. The PGDM in Healthcare Management program prepares the individual for both the private and public sectors of the healthcare industry.

 Job Opportunities for PGDM in Healthcare Management

An individual with a professional qualification in Healthcare and Hospital Management is competent to be employed in the following departments in the healthcare sector:

  • Purchase
  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Quality Control
  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Planning
  • Systems Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Business Unit
  • Front Office Management
  • Patient Care Management
  • Corporate Communications
  • Stores and Inventory Control, etc.

 Professional Positions in Healthcare Industry

Professionals in healthcare generally occupy the following positions:

  • Director Hospital
  • Medical Superintendent
  • Hospital Planning Adviser
  • Chief – Hospital Operations
  • CEO – Hospital/Nursing Home
  • Hospital Consultant with WHO/NGO
  • Hospital Quality Assurance Executive
  • Hospital Consultant for various Health Institutions and Government Departments
  • Faculty position in Administration Department in Medical Colleges & Health Institutions

 Apart from the aforementioned, one can also start his/her own consultancy and/or Medicare Services Centre in any functional area of Healthcare and Hospital Management.

 Who Can Enroll for PGDM in Healthcare Management at ISBR?

The minimum eligibility required for this program is a graduate degree or an equivalent diploma/certificate. However, if you are a working professional with experience in the following areas, PGDM in Healthcare Management can add a great value to your professional prospects:

 Physicians who are working at a medical specialty centre.

  • Doctors who are working as consultants in hospitals.
  • Practicing doctors who are operating their own clinic, hospital and/or nursing home.
  • Professionals/doctors who are working in the insurance sector.
  • Nursing professionals or senior technicians with credible experience in healthcare.

 So, if you are looking to give your career a positive stride, ISBR’s PGDM in Healthcare Management is the choice you must make today!

For more information on  PGDM in Healthcare Management Program, please contact Program Coordinator at -7019910173 or mail to info@isbr.in.