May Day – “Abhi-Nandana”

ISBR, Public Relations Council of India, Book Paradise Chambers Academy Foundation recently hosted ‘Abhi-Nandana’, to felicitate outstanding women in their respective fields on May 1st 2013.

Recognizing women’s achievement in today’s day and age is a beautiful thought that was made reality at the ISBR campus in e-city Bangalore.

Women are the epitome of grace, beauty, wisdom, they inspire people around them to achieve things and make a mark for themselves in the society.

We had wonderful recipients of women achievers awards 2013. They were Dr. Anitha  Ramachnader, Director, AIMIT; Smt. Bhavana Bandekar, Principal and Secretary, TREAMIS; Dr. Anandi Iyer, Head, Fraunhofer, India; Smt. Meera Venkat, President, RaiseGlobal; Smt NS Rama,CEO,ELCIA and Smt Suchetana Naik, Journalist.

And to honor such inspiring women achievers, we had men achievers Sri Shiva Shanmuga, President, FKCCI; Sri MS Venkatesh, Chairman, Dr SR Chndrashekhar Institute Of Speech and Hearing; Sri Jebakumar, Chairman, NIPM; Sri Premraj Jain, Founder President, Adarsh Vidya Sangh; Sri AP Meghanath,NRI Forum, North Carolina,USA; Dr Braj Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, Education Post.

The show was also attended by ISBR Founder-Managing trustee Mr Manish Kothari, Chairman of Awards Nomination Committee Dr C Manohar, Mr MB Jayaram, Chief Mentor, PRCI and Dr Anandaram , Director, ISBR.

The event was hosted by ISBR students Abhishek and Radhika. Appreciated and enjoyed by students and dignitaries from various fields, the event was hugely successful and one remembered by all.

HR ATELIER: Workshop on HR Toolkits

ISBR recently conducted a workshop called HR Atelier on the 13th of April 2013. With participation from various colleges and in-house students, the event was a successful one.

Today’s corporate sector cannot function without their integral HR department and keeping that in mind the concept of having a workshop on tools required in HR world was conceptualized.

We had dynamic HR professionals like Dr Balaji HR head of Siemens, Ravi Parthasarty from Peoples Plus consultancy, Sreejith Krishnanan L&D, Infosys and MrJohn Bruno from Team Lease for the Guru Talk on HR toolkits like performance management, training and development and Selection, hiring and recruitment.

The guests spoke about how important it is to have good HR skills in today’s corporate environment. They spoke about real time HR scenario and deemed it mandatory for everyone to develop HR expertise.

There were four sessions lined up for the day with guru talks by these eminent HR professionals from the corporate.
Session 1 was a talk on performance management by well known Dr Balaji, HR head from Siemens. He spoke on SLF which is the ‘Siemens Leadership Framework ‘and how this basis of working in their company proves beneficial or their employees. He stressed on the fact that performance matter and for that they make sure that their employees all well trained and up to date so that the company does have to resort to ‘ hire and fire’ policy.
It was a highly enjoyable session that educated the young managers of tomorrow to enhance their HR skills and understand what performance management is all about.
Session 2 was an extension of session 1. The guru talk was by Mr.Ravi Parthasarthy from People’s Plus Consultancy who again emphasized on the importance of performance management, KPI and KPE in the world of HR. His talk was fun and audience engaging which the students found highly relevant in today’s day and age.
Session 3 was on training and development in today’s HR scenario and how companies go about doing it. This talk was given by Mr Sreejith Krishnan from Infosys where he is currently the part of their education and research team. He stressed on how important and necessary it is to train and develop HR professionals and whether HR is one’s major or not, one should develop their HR skills.
Session 4 was by Mr John Bruno, Sales Head Assessments, TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd. He addressed the students on how Selection, Recruitment and Hiring are done. That was the toolkit he said ends up changing anyone MBA student’s life as one’s career follows that path. He explained to students what temping and permanency in hiring is all about.
All the sessions were highly engaging and student oriented in their delivery. With participants from various colleges the event was a successful one.

Prof Kirti and Prof Dipti were the faculty who were involved in every aspect of planning this workshop and gave students a free hand at handling the event.

The event was hosted by Rashi Sharma, Anjan Srivastava, Pragati Singh and Amrita Nair. Santosh Deepak Dasari was the overall in-charge of the media with reporters Rashi Sharma and Suhansini Rahaman and Mathew Felix and Vishnu were the student coordinators.

Guest Lecture – Chris Moore [Massey University, New Zealand]

ISBR Business School witnessed the presence of an eminent guest speaker Mr. Chris Moore on 7th April 2013. Chris is the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Deputy Director of Teaching and Learning College of Business at Massey University in New Zealand. He started the session with giving an introduction about the University, his job profile and New Zealand.

He continued with talking to the students about the “POWERPLAY PROGRAMME”, which involves students from other nationalities completing a part of their course in New Zealand, as a part of Student Exchange Programme undertaken by the universities. He emphasized on how a programme similar to this can be beneficiary for the Indian students.

Chris then answered the queries the students had, like the career options they have in New Zealand for further studies. Some other important topics were also discussed, like the trade differences between New Zealand and India, the Job opportunities available in New Zealand and the qualifications needed to acquire those jobs.

Retro- A Celebration of House Music

The time machine at ISBR logged on to past golden era of the 60’s and 70’s as the  students organized an event concentrating on the theme “RETRO” on 5th April. The students were all dressed up as the retro superstars and grooved to the music of the yesteryears. The event was packed full of enthralling performances by the students ensured that the audience took a stroll down the memory lane. The day ended with Professor Sailesh complementing it to be “one of the most colorful events of ISBR”.


The spark of choosing our career Postulates our every personal Charisma Right from our attitude, knowledge and especially the training and Guidance that serves as the main vehicle for taking up a job or rather setting a career for ourselves.

30th March 2013, a day special in ISBR calendar, because of the presence of eminent guests who enlightened us on CAREER GUIDANCE.

The program was enriching with The Plethora of Knowledge and Personnel on Offer.

The first speaker was Mr. Suresh Thiagarajan – a professional with 26 years of experience in quality control and more than 12 years of experience in The IT industry.

Mr.Thiagarajan Gave an overview of the rising IT industry and its diverse Scope for MBA Students with over 200 MBA’s working in More Than 500 top fortune companies.

Next came Dr.Winston Jacob, A certified Chartered and accredited Professional consultant with a proven track record spanning forty years. Thirty three of which have been in Papua New Guinea.Basically on HRM Guidance being an advisor to the Indian Human Resource Institute.Mr. Jacob gave had a Very interesting equation to share on the relationship of human resource with Learning. He explicitly repeated that learning is diverse and never ends. His equation of learning was something like this

L=P+ (Q) q

Where L= Learning

P=program Knowledge

Q= Qualitative Questioning and Questioning.

He also marked a statement saying that “Human resource is no more human resource but lifelong learning.”

Next, the stage was taken by Mr.Dinakarmurthy Krishna an Industrial Production engineer basically a Manufacturing Specialist and also a qualified Master Spirit Life coach, results coach and business excellence assessor.Mr.krishna related the Manufacturing Industry to other fields of specializations like Finance, Marketingetc. Besides he spoke about creating World class companies and Exceptional Leaders.

Last but certainly not the least was Mr.Sanjay who spoke about the various prospects of career for MBA’s in hospitality and Healthcare.

The session ended with an open Interaction with students bombarding the guests with their queries and the panel replying aplomb.

The session was enriching, enthralling and energizing .The students left the hall with a sense of pride and knowledge knowing what they needed to do for fulfilling their career Objectives and with a clear view on employment opportunities.

To sum up it is right to say it was a knowledgeable day in the temple of knowledge ISBR. J

Holi Celebrations at ISBR

Fun, Frolic and Frivolous was how one could describe the Holi celebrations held at ISBR on 27th March 2013.The Celebrations took place with much fanfare With a Large attendance on Offer ,The Director of Our College Dr.K.S.Anandram Presided The Event and Gave us a  meaningful message of a SAFE AND MEANINGFUL holi,

The Event had Entertainment in The form of a Dance and a Song of Much Vibrance and Joy, The Dumbsharades and The Antakshari added a Competitive Spirit to the evening, The Final Splash of Colors on all and Sundry added Further Color to an Eventful Evening, This Holi was one to remember indeed!

Guest Lecture -‘Role of innovation in Management’ & ‘Management in software Engineering’

In the series of guest lectures, we had the opportunity to attend lectures by two eminent people from the corporate world.

The first lecture was given by Mr Rajarshi Mukherjee. The lecture topic was ‘Role of innovation in Management’. It covered all the innovative ideas and strategies that are going in the market. We were suggested to think creative, innovative and specially thinking ‘ out of the box’.

The second lecture was given by Mrs Pritha Chatterjee. She covered the topic ‘Management in software Engineering’. It was really an honour for our students to attend such lectures. She taught us simple corporate cultures in a very practical way. We played games, did lots of role plays and learn by fun. The session was overall interactive and interesting too. The glimpses of real corporate world and the present challenges which are going in the market were explained to us in simple ways. The lecture taught us how to overcome and how can we make a difference in a society just by
thinking ‘OUT OF THE BOX’.

Guest Lecture – Finance Specialization as Career

ISBR witnessed the visit of yet another eminent personality, Prof. Amit Kanjilal, senior faculty of finance at International Institute of Business Studies [IIBS], Bangalore.

He shared with us his pearls of wisdom and experience, enlightening the students about the importance of finance and its application in the various field including the corporate and personal (personal finance) life.

Finance is not just the blood for business and organization but is equally important for an individual to manage his investments and savings. He enriched the student with certain facts and figure to keep their knowledge updated.

Guest Lecture – Emerging Trends in HRM

As a part of the series of guest lectures happening at ISBR, we witnessed the presence of Mrs. Durba Dhyani.Mrs Durba is a certified trainer and has worked with various world known companies as board member. She talked about the emerging trend in Human Resource Management and the factors which are causing the traditional practices to change and establish new one. The session being an interactive one, ensured that the students were kept engaged and also made the session interesting.