NIPM – KC launched “Women’s Forum” and followed it by Lecture program on “Diversity and Inclusion a Passing fad or Long Term Strategy” on 11th December 12 at Woodland’s Hotel , Bangalore by esteemed speaker Saundarya Rajan founder- president of AVATAR career and FLEXI creators, and MBA from Central University Pondicherry and Gold Medalist in English Literature from Madras University.

Saundarya Rajan emphasized on three very important points in her talk, the diversity of people especially women working in the corporate workplace, their acceptability and inclusion in their workplace and whether this strategy in the corporate is here to stay or not.

She spoke about the changing career choices that women face when they take a break from work due to personal reasons. Some corporate take women back but not at the same post they were at. It’s time that HR of corporate’s understand the need of a break that women take while working and giving them the same status once they are back. This was the highlight of Saundarya Rajan’s talk.

A very ‘need of the hour’ topic that was extremely well accepted by students, working men and women alike which was followed by question answer round.


The moment we landed in Parle the very smell of Biscuits had taken off all the tiredness of the travel, we were greeted by the HR Ms.Kalpana and were escorted to the Parle auditorium where we were shown a good video of their entire product line for abour 30 minutes.After that we had a trip of the entire plant where we observed the production of Krack Jack from dough mixing to baking and finally to packaging. Their process is highly automatic with least involvement of manual labour, they have the state of the art ovens which includes a radio wave oven as well where the baking is done. The entire process is quality checked at random every half an hour.We learnt about their manufacturing process their different product lines, packaging and distribution. over all the trip was wonderful and it ended with sweet memories as we were erved with the Parle Candies.



                                SAP TECHNIVERSITY


An event was organized by SAP labs on November 26, 2012 at KTPO, Bangalore. We, the first year MBA student of ISBR were invited to attend India’s largest technology youth event, SAP Techniversity. It was a gesture of organisers to conduct such event.


We left our college premises by 8 am and reached the SAP organization at 10 am, as the transportation facility was provided from our college. The MBA students was accompanied by our principal Dr. Bobby Jacob Varghese and professor Sanjay who guide us during the registration  and check in.


At the event, we came across eminent people like VISHWANATHAN ANAND, SURESH RAINA, ANKIT FADIA and many more.


The event started at 9.15am where V.R.Firoz, MD, SAP labs India, addressed the gathering. An inspiring keynote was addressed by the world chess champion, the king of chequered board, India’s first grand master VISHWANATHAN ANAND. His key interests included the current affairs, world business and astronomy. The session started at 9.35 am and ended at 10.35 am.


The second program was called Bandwidth, where 3 teams had to perform a rock band to win the rock concert. Each team was provided 15 minutes to perform. The first team performed from 10.35 am to 10.45am. They turned up the volume at the year’s most extravagant technical event.


At 10.45am, Mekin Maheshwari, President, engineering ,, the leading online retail store in India. Spoke regarding the change in buying behavior of Indians online. The session ended at 11.15am. After the session on E-Commerce, there was a tea break which was then followed by Bandwidth program where team 2 performed till 11.35 am.


K Srikrishna, NEN and Luisa Delgado, SAP inaugurated National Entrepreneurship Network(NEN) AT 11.35 am. At 11.50 am, panel discussion on entrepreneurship by PhanidraSama, the founder and CEO of, India’s largest bus ticketing company, BhaskarSubramaniam the co- founder of Amagi Media Labs, AmrinderSingh ,the Director Operations ,CIO Association of India and Open Coffee Club,Bangalore.The discussion ended at 12.20p.m


After the panel discussion it was the turn of team 3 to perform the rock band , were thousands of students joined hands together in sharing the future rockstars.


It was the time for an hacker to steal the show. A session on ethical hacking by Ankit Fadia, the Ethical hacker and computer security expert.Ankit had written a bestseller on cyber security the unofficial guide to ethical hacking before he was in 10th standard .He was called upon to crack a code sent by one of Osama Bin Laden’s followers when he was seventeen .This interesting session ended at 1.00pm which was for 30 minutes.


Had a lunch break for 45min which had a variety of cuisine organized by the SAP organizers for more than 5000 students from different B-schools which included IBMR,XIMS.


Dr.JeffreyWord ,global SAP HANA evangelist and author of SAP HANA essentials made us to understand the revolutionary new in-memory technology which will leave all other database ideas behind.It was the session on Big data that started at 2.00pm and ended at 2.30pm.


Had a session on mobility by Sunil Rao,the country head of outreach programs at Google and is responsible for designing programs to grow the local internet ecosystem by supporting business,IT professionals ,educational organisations ,start-ups and developers .The session was for half an hour and ended at 3.00pm.


Another panel discussion on career enhancement was discussed by Anil Warrier ,Sreenivasa Rao who are the Global Head of university hiring at SAP AG and the Vice-President of Recruitment ,Capgemni India respectively.The discussion got over at 3.30pm.


The only Indian Cricketer who has scored centuries in all 3 forms of games,the man who broke into the Indian team by the dint of hardwork and determination ,the best person to talk about the power of planning and the need to overcome obstacles to build a carrer was here in the event for about 1 hour to share his experience in the field of cricket.Yes,it was Suresh Raina ,the mainstay of indian lower-middle order in 1day international ,twenty-twenty matches.The chat show with Suresh Raina thrilled the youth crowd.


After an interesting conversation with Suresh Raina,it was the time for the students to know about the cloud computing which was addressed by AmolMahamuni from IBM.It started at 4.30 pm ended at 5 pm.


Since ,we had to travel back to our college premises ,we the MBA students of ISBR B-school were asked to collect the certificate of Participation from the event co-ordinators.


A token of appreciation was presented to each of the speakers on behalf of the SAP labs.


As the time was running out ,we could not attend the session on social media and the digital magic show by Simon Pierro.


At 7.30 pm,we reached the college premises .At the end of the day ,each business student learnt sufficiently to conduct themselves  well in the society based on the experiences shared by the eminent speakers in the event.


We,the 1st year MBA students thank our college management,Mr.Manish Kothari ,Director ,Beloved Principal Dr.Bobby Jacob Varghese and Professor Shailesh MBA Co-ordinator  and Proffesor Sanjay for giving us an opportunity to attend the great technology youth event.We will be happy if such events are organized ,invited and acknowledged by our college management .We wish such events are ahead during our learning in this institution.




Connexion is a very auspicious event for ISBR, Bangalore. It helps us, the Indian students, to build our connections with the western counterpart. It is simply a way to increase our network with the world out there.

17 Nov 2012: The students of Santanna University from Italy visited our Campus. It was a very exciting and significant day for our institute. We the student of ISBR, Bangalore welcomed them in an Indian traditional way – with Arti and presenting flowers. The overwhelmed bunch of Italian students headed to the canteen accompanied by their respective Buddies for a light Snack. The Event started with the lighting of lamps by the Dignitaries and the Italian students. Mr. Bobby Varghese, the principle of ISBR gave a welcome note to the students. It was followed by an addressing speech by the Dean Mr. C.Manohar and the MD Mr. Manish Kothari. The Guest of Honor for the event was Mr. Nimbalkar from BSNL. He appreciated and encouraged the event and its importance. Students from SANTANNA UNIVERSITY shared their views on the trip to India and to ISBR, Bangalore. Thereafter the Italian students were given a small token of appreciation and honor in the form of a memento and a certificate. The entire event was bought to an end with the national anthems of both the countries with a sense of pride and fulfillment.

ISBR in ST.JOSEPH’S College – VERVE 2012

St Joseph’s College of Business Administration conducts annual management fests called ‘Verve’- It is an all India Inter-Collegiate Management fest. The various events in which ISBR participated.

Everyone participated with enthusiasm and showed their talent in the best form.  Pankaj Kumar and Deepak Dasari won 2nd prize in Photography and Moviemaking. This fest was indeed a good opportunity to exhibit our talent and we all got to learn more creative ideas from our competitors.

Sweden India Noble Memorial Week 2012, Bengaluru

Today It was a wonderful day with Sweden India in their one day workshop named as  SWEDEN INDIA NOBEL MEMORIAL WEEK  on the topic of  ‘ Education , innovation , Entrepreneurship & research  at Hotel Lalit Ashok , Golf Course road , Bengaluru .we had overwhelmed experience in seminar. The program had begun at 10.30 am with a beautiful introduction  of  Sweden, Swedish people and there wonderful culture , followed by presentation on Sweden’s education system, later on seminar was given by SWEDEN’S KTH UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR DONNIE SC LYGONY ON TOPIC OF INNOVATION IN BUSINESS, various business plans were presented by students of different universities of Karnataka. Finally panel discussion was held by professors ‘of top 7 Swedish universities on ideas of entrepreneurs and closed.

Seminar was all about the innovation in business. We learned all about the cross culture business between Sweden & India.


All HR Students got the opportunity to have an industrial visit at hotel “CLARK EXOTICA” Bangalore. Clarks Exotica President Hotel is closely located to the International Airport in Bangalore. It takes just 9-10 minutes from the airport to arrive at the hotel. Clarks Exotica, Bangalore. Set amidst a sprawling 50 acres, it’s a world of luxury complemented by lush foliage.Number of employees are 220 employees out of which 100 is basic employees &120 is classic. It is ISO certified company.

We alongwith  our Faculty Prof. Kanagaraj and Prof.Kirti Singh had first interaction with Mr.Syyed HR Assistant at Clark Exoctica.

First session: He was briefed about the Hotel, that it was opened on 2007 under the command of           Mr. M. Balaji (Director) and Mr. Vaibhav Tandoor (Managing director).He was also briefed about the other branches of the hotel, strength of the staff, Standing orders where he defined some key terms like management,manager,disciplinary authority, Employees, Notice board, Badge  according to Clark Exoctica, Bangalore.

Second session was totally based on the interaction between  Mr.Syyed and  the students, it was good experience for all of us.Everyone were actively participated and asked lots of  question regarding the problems, achievement, key functions, Handling the staff and dealing with the customers etc.

Third session was based on HR function and policy .Various HR policy that Clark Exotica follows are clearly mentioned below:

  • Recruitment & Selection: There was different process ofrecruitment and selection for different levels like managers, chef,employees,basically they recruit the candidates on the basis of reference and others  through  formal interview.
  • Training programs: On job training for freshers,3 days induction program in that employees briefed about the company policies and programs, Every month first aid training are provided to the employees.
  • Awards: “Best employee award” andHonesty award for doing work sincerely and honestly.
  •  Employment Engagement programs are:

Town hall parties

Games / Gingle bells for employees kids

Suggestion box

Sports activities / inter hotel

Best Groomed male/female award

Monthly once ‘food festival’

  • Staff retention policies are:


Non financial recognition programs

  • HR systems Tools

SMART for attendance register

IDS – Payroll

Etool – PF

Register maintained: Pension register, medical register,complain register,customer feedback register etc.

Clark Exotica’s major competitors are Mou & Pick,Taj hotel,Leela Palace,Maithan etc. and the main customer are Corporates, Indigo, Spicejet, Tata.

It was wonderful experience for all HR students .It was new learning for us.


“Connect with Leaders who create Leaders”

” Thoughts are magnets that energize possibilities, and attract the circumstances and people we need. “- – Ian Fari

Today on this day the ISBR Bangalore witnessed a great voyage of thoughts in the form of Leadership Development Programme organized by the HR Community. The LDP is an annual event hosted by ISBR under the leadership of Prof Preeja Sreedhar where in  a series of events are held in collaboration with the industry experts to enhance the skills sets of the students and the faculty members.

The voyage started at 10 AM with the inaugural and key note address by Motivational guru Ian Faria father of Miss Earth 2010 Miss Nicole Faria. He empowered the audience with his thoughts on leadership and attitude enhancement with a simple but effective example of a black balloon also rising in air and demonstrating that what you have inside matter not the outer side or outer colour. His talk bought a new wave of energy and enthusiasm as he believes-For friendship: smile & share, For relationship: love and care and For Leadership: empower & dare.

The second remarkable event was the panel discussion on “the need for creating leaders with competency, capabilities, creativity with a human touch- a challenge”. With the panelist Dr. Balaji Sr. HR Manager SIEMENS, Mr. Sandipan Mitra Entrepreneur Just eat & Hungry zone; Mr. Amit Punjabi Sr trainer Sankalp academy: Mr. Amar Rajan Psychologist MindCarter : Ms Satya Employment Engagement Officer Sasken : Ms Uma Sreedhar Sr. Faculty IBS & corporate trainer : and Jacob Kurien,HR Partner IBM. The panelist brainstormed on the topic and focused on the human touch in leadership is a must to create a good balance in the business. And human touch is also about authenticity and honesty. They had also put emphasis on the presence of mind for an effective leadership.

The session resumed with the release of VOICE the magazine of ISBR Bangalore by Sangeeth Varghese- a world leadership thinker. The day later witnesses some of the enriching sessions by Mr. Athikkal an NLP Trainer and a simulation session by CBT trainer Ms Shobha Managoli The programme was concluded by a cultural program presented by the organizers as a tribute to all the unsung heroes in the world.


Ganesh Chaturthi festival begins with religious fervour as people install idols of the deity with a prayer to ward off evil.

Ganesh Chaturthi is the day on which Lord Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is believed to bestow his presence on earth for all his devotees. Lord Ganesh is worshipped as the supreme god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

Ganesh Chaturthi at ISBR was a day of soaking up celebrations’, fun and enjoyment. With students from all the batches gearing up to welcome their beloved God, the preparations started in full swing.

And finally the time came to bring home idol of Ganesh in order to invoke his blessings for wisdom and prosperity and later immerse the idol in water body.

Going green this year, the students prepared the idol of Ganesh of thermacol and used environment friendly colors to beautify the God.

The evening started with a prayer song by Vijith, student of PGDM followed by a dance performance on traditional number by Neha Jain, Vandana and Sharanpreet Kaur (PGDM students) which enthralled the students.

Ronnie Banerjee also put up a solo dance performance which was appreciated by all.

This was followed by a quiz on what every body part of Ganesh teaches us which got a lot of response from the audience and many students got the answers right and a game with the students on who all can eat maximum laddos in a minute which got loads of participation.

Dance, songs, fun and games made the celebrations an evening to remember for the students and the faculty together which ended with the distribution of Prasad to all.

The evening was hosted by Rashika ,Pronoy, Aparupa , Kaushik and Pragati (PGDM students).



Connexion is when you get the golden chance to meet new faces to make genuine connections and bonds that lasts forever. Similar was a chance given to the students if ISBR who were rather more than privileged to meet and interact with few of the students from Washington University. I too took an active part to keep that CONNEXION flow throughout. Interactions with ‘DAVID FANTHOM’ or my Connexion buddy rather was superfluous, d revoking spirit of the chit-chat did not die till the end of the session and as it is I knew I had to keep the interaction flowing I didn’t feel a single bit that I am meeting my buddy for the first time so it was more of a casual conversation. The welcome was done somewhat in an Indian style by sprinkling flowers and the ‘Thali ‘prayer for one and all with a ‘Tikka’ on their foreheads that gave them more of an Anglo-Indian look.  Both experiences of the two parties were then shared at the podium and it was great to know their likings for India. Especially when the two parties stood up for both the Indian and the Washington anthem altogether I personally felt like “ONE BROTHERHOOD, ONE NATION” just a little difference on the attire and flow of accent however we all are from the same world ‘The Mother Earth’ so be it today or tomorrow we will have to stand for them and they will have to stand for us. That is what the motto of CONNEXION was all about and we are to live with it.