Blood donation is the most valued service to mankind. Nothing is comparable to the preciousness of human blood. “The gift of blood is the gift of life”. There is no substitute for human blood. Blood cannot be manufactured – it can only come from generous donors.”
Keeping the tradition alive the CSR Club of ISBR in association with the Rotary Club, which is the country’s largest and most modern blood bank with state-of-art technologies and service, organized a blood donation camp at ISBR on 8th November 2014 from 11a.m. to 4p.m. Students and staff of ISBR turned up in large numbers to donate blood.
The donors went through a series of medical checkups before donating blood and were given refreshments and a certificate of appreciation for this service to humanity.
The event was a huge success with a large number of students and teachers turning up for the cause.
Diwali the festival of lights was celebrated on 23rd October at ISBR Bangalore. The event of the auspicious occasion was supported by the CSR and other members of the college.
The members of the club went out to reach all those people who are not so privileged to celebrate Diwali or any such festivals. All the peons, securities and other staffs of ISBR who work for the ISBR family saw the light of happiness coming their way when the CSR club took the initiative to distribute fire crackers and other sweets among them and their family.
Not only that ISBR but also the other slum areas nearby showed their gratitude towards these same members when their little children got the gifts of crackers which almost every normal child of their age demands or long for.
ISBR Bangalore is blessed with a club like that of CSR which tries to reach out to everyone at every corners of the society and helps them to bring about a smile on their face with every little activity they can come up with for the society.
Diwali is celebrated on October 18th,2014 at ISBR B-school. The students are asked to where the ethinic wear in order to create the festival environment. Different events are conducted to students such as rangoli and hair dressing competitions.To be different and funny the rangoli is conducted to boys.Everyone gave their best in it.Even it became difficult to judges to select one among them.
Girls are asked to bring five different kind of hair accessories for hair dressing competition.For a change,boys are called to do hair dressing for girls.It was really a funny event which everyone enjoyed.After completion of the event girls arranged the diyas which symbolizes deepavali.Later,all the students fired some crakers.It was an awesome event to celebrate the festival with friends.This is one of the most memorable deepavali for most of us.
Anthem Bioscience is a third party bio-technology company providing services to other bio companies in research of molecules and analyzing them so that they can be later resulted in to a medicine.
We were taken to the various facilities which talks about R&D, production, Experimentation, Quality testing, Organic waste disposal.
From every department, we were allowed to talk to an expert to clear our doubts and to understand the whole process in a better way.
Later on we had a healthy discussion with Mr. Amith Kumar A K(HR & ADMIN) on managerial role and how to achieve what we aim. We also had a healthy discussion with Mr. Ravi(Head of IT department) about IT and his role in organization. We were amazed to know that they develop their own software and how they manage to save cost for the company.
It was quite an enriching experience.
On the 17thof October,2014 experts from different manufacturing industries visited ISBR for a “Panel Discussion” which was named as a “Industry connect”.
The panellist for this discussion was:-
- Mr. Gopinath Anur (Director of Operations)-Vacon Drives & Controls
- Mr.Devadas Shetty (Director of Manufacturing Operations)-Schneider Electric
- Mr. Rajpurohit Singh (Head-Sales)-Volvo
- Prof. Preeja Sridhar (Moderator)
In this discussion the panellist mainly focused on the skill-sets and competencies needed for an MBA. They also emphasised on the importance of soft-skills and hard-skills. The speakers tried to demystify the myth that “manufacturing sector is all about equipment and machinery” the interest always is, for the people and the concept of understanding the business; and hence it is the time for MBA’s to capitalise on the range of job opportunities.
There were lots of queries on the kind of job profiles available at these sectors at the point, the speakers patiently elaborated on these aspects thus bringing a strong awareness among the students.
On the 15th of October, 2014 the experts from different organizations visited ISBR for a “Panel Discussion”.
The panel included-
- Mr. Nihar Rajan Satapathy (Moderator)-Accenture
- Mr. Shivakumar- IBM
- Mr. Sanjay Ram-Wipro Infotech
- Mr. Mukundhan Annamalai-Infosys
- Mr. Ramakrishna-HP
The topic for the discussion was “IT sector and its expectations out of an MBA”. It was a very interactive and informative session where the experts from the industries shared their experiences and made the students aware of the few “mantras” of success- “pressure is a part of life and we can handle it only when we have a positive attitude in life and the ability to do things skilfully and uniquely”.
This panel discussion helped in eradicating all the doubts, the students had, regarding their role as an MBA in the IT industry. It enlightened the students that no matter, whatever degree they hold, the most important aspect that an industry looks for in an individual is, their ability to adapt.
The “mantra” that echoed in unison at the end was- “The only way to succeed in life is, not to be afraid of failure and to aim high.”
On 14th October, 2014, students of ISBR visited Sunikh Components Pvt. Ltd. situated in Phase-2, Electronics City.
It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Company, manufacturing Press Tools, Moulds, Jigs, Fixtures, Pressed/Stamped Components & Sub Assemblies.
Mr. Salim E. A., Managing Director, accompanied the students. He explained the methodology adopted by the company to manufacture moulds, mainly metals. The focus area of the company is Sheet Metal Stamping. The company adopts modern manufacturing process like Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) to obtain the desired shape.
There are different types of machines used to manufacture different components like Conventional machines, CNC machines, Press machines etc. The warehouse has different sections like Metrology, Metal Shop, Reaming Area and Press Shop. The Press shop consists of Press machines ranging from 10 tonnes-600tonnes. Various safety measures are also taken for the employees.
It was a learning experience as the students got an exposure to the manufacturing unit, thereby understanding and getting an idea about the procedures, technology, machines used in manufacturing products.
Fishing represents a lot of things. It could be a sport. It could be a hobby. For one person, it represents his whole life and passion. For Victor Bharath, whatever lessons fishing has taught him, it has become an important theme in his life.
Victor Bharath is introduced as Director of Operations & Business Development for Aerospace Defense Security Space (ADS). It is a trade organization which represents the entire aerospace, defense, and security industries in the UK. He represents all the operations and development which happens at the Indian office in Bangalore. He is introduced by Principal Prince Martin who was a former student of his. He is basically from a place called Anantapur, a small city in Andhra Pradesh. He did his UG in Christ till his calling was MBA in UK. Both his parents are currently staying in Anantapur while he and his wife are staying in Bangalore.
His talk with the students was not so much about his job and what he does on the job. Nor did he talk about which specialization is good for us in MBA. He talked a little on that. He talked very generally with us about life. He told us that whatever we wanted to achieve in life, it was through the lessons that he has learnt through his experiences, not some advice on what each specialization has to offer and which one is more preferable. Firstly, he correlated fishing with some important lessons like patience and perseverance. He told us about the process of fishing and how much the materials for it cost. He also told us that not always one will get the best fish or result every single time. It takes time and patience and when one has that, and then one will see the results immediately. He showed us a video of his life in the past 10 years about where he has fished and what he has caught in the various fishing trips over the years. There is also one more theme about taking risks. It is shown when he jumps from a height to catch the fish. It shows that if the reward is big and good, then the risk is worth it. The video also showed about sharing your victory and reward with a partner. It was a reference to his wife also catching a fish with him. He also talked about appreciating your parents in regards to how he was when he was growing up. He told that in college he never took life seriously and was always never considerate of his parents. Now, he finally sees his mistakes and appreciates them even more. He has seen the sacrifices they have made for him even if it took a toll on her mother’s health.
Even though the talk was very general, there was a lot of fishing analogies made about how one approaches life. One thing he said that with friends, it is good to be always giving and self-less. Whatever a person gives, he gets it back more in return. Another thing is that there is a lot more reward in waiting than getting it right now. If the time is good, then the reward will be good. So do whatever you want but if you want to achieve more have patience because the wait will be worth it and so will the reward be worth it.
The Pinning Ceremony of the Executive Council of ISBR Batch 2014-2016 took place on the 27th of September 2014. Executive councilors of the various clubs were inaugurated on that day. New members were added to the 11 clubs of ISBR which acts as the core of the college and manages the various activities and central functions that would take place over the year. The clubs included Cultural Club, Case Study Club, Corporate Networking Cell, CSR Club, Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell), Finance Club, HR Club, IT & Media Club, Writer’s Club, Marketing Club and the Sports Club.
The ceremony began by invoking the blessings of the Almighty with a mesmerizing prayer song.
The occasion was graced with the presence of our honorable Shri. Manish Kothari- Managing Director ISBR, Dr. K S Anandaram- Senior Director ISBR and Dr. C Manohar- Director ISBR as well as our Chief Guests for the day, Mr. Aravind Jadhav (IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka, Dept. of Taxation), Mr. Sarabhjit Ghose (Chairman, Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce) and a member of the ISBR Alumni Association, Miss Aarthi Balaraman (Senior HR, Technosoft).
Our Star Invitees included dignitaries from Bhavani Industries, Siemens Technology and Tejas Networks. Remarkable speeches were given by the dignitaries as well our Chief Guests on the importance of Leadership, Responsibility and Commitment through their own experiences that captured the attention of the audience and motivated them.
The selected students of Batch 2014 were pinned as the New ECs as they took the pledge to fulfill their duties with due commitment to their badges. The cultural Club was awarded the best club for the year 2013- 2014 and the day ended with each club left with a challenge, to perform at their best and contribute towards the college activities for the forthcoming year.
Navratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga. The word Navaratri means ‘nine nights’ in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or “Dussehra” (Dasara). Navratri is an important major festival and is celebrated all over India. Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated twenty days after Dasara.
This year, ISBR Business School celebrated the festival of Navratri with the students and faculty for the first time since its inception in the college auditorium on the 27th of September. One week before the festival, the students, under the guidance of their faculty, got together to organize a special program for the occasion.
Mr Manish Kotari MD, ISBR and Dr. C. Manohar, Dean ISBR were both present for the function and led the gathering of students, faculty, teaching and non-teaching staff during the Jay Aadhya Shakti pooja at the beginning of the program. This was followed by the famous Do Taali Garba dance in which the organizers led the audience in a series of exciting and rather physical dance steps around a beautiful pandal built in the center of the auditorium. After the Garba, students were given a pair of dandiyas and asked to assemble around the pandal for the Dandiya, another famous tradition of the festival where people get together in pairs and dance using their dandiyas. There was no choreography involved as everyone simply followed each other as they moved in a circle around the pandal playing with their dandiyas.
Next came the Sanedo dance in which everyone got together in groups and began dancing to the songs and music being played. Some audience members got together on stage to click photos against a lovely backdrop prepared by the organizers for the program. This was followed once again by the Jay Aadhya Shakti pooja to close the ceremony and proceedings for the evening. The entire program went off without a hitch and everyone enjoyed the celebrations very much.