Consolidated Report- August 2017

MBA Inauguration @ISBR

MBA Orientation Program by Deepak Justin ( DJ)- 30 July-

The students of MBA Batch (2017-2019) started their orientation with Mr Deepak Justin, a renowned Corporate Trainer on 30July 2017. This orientation program gave students a fantastic opportunity to know what to expect in coming years and also to equipped them for the same. A 5 Day Orientation Program included various student engagement and team building activities starting from Introduction, Ice Breaker session, Public Speaking, leadership, New Product Launch and CSR initiative.

 Industrial Visit to Wipro ( 1 August 2017)

 

 Under this visit, MBA/ PGDM students learnt about corporate culture, professionalism and program that new recruits undergo to have a comfortable transition into the new corporate world at Wipro. Wipro contributes to various CSR activities like – Waste paper is taken, recycled and distributed to underprivileged students and much more.

After the session students took a campus tour and saw the Butterfly garden and infrastructure. It is said to be the greenest corporate campus in Bengaluru.

 CASE STUDY WORKSHOP (5th and 12th August 2017)

 

A case study workshop by Mr. P K Thomas, Faculty Entrepreneurship and Strategy Area and a Serial Entrepreneur, was organised for students of MBA that emphasized on importance of case studies in the learning process as one of the most effective teaching tool. It involved interactive discussion, and critical thinking in groups which helped students to learn to work in groups and also to think rationally.

 RESEARCH & INNOVATION WORKSHOP (5th & 6th August 2017)

 

ISBR Business School had conducted two days’ workshop called “International workshop on Research and Innovation” on 5th & 6th of August 2017 in ISBR Auditorium.

The Workshop was inaugurated by an eminent Scientist, Dr. TK Anuradha, Project Director, ISRO Bangalore. The dignitaries on the Dias were Dr. Ananth Rao (Dean, Dubai business school), Dr. Padma Srinivasan (Research Head,  Acharya College Bengaluru Business school),  Dr. Avneet Saxena (Functional Consultant, Analyst, TCS Bangalore) and Dr. K.S.Gupta ( Director, Centre for Executive Education, ISBR).

Session 1 was an introduction to Research by Dr. Ananth Rao, Dean, UoD ( University of Dubai) followed by sessions of Dr. Pavan Soni and Dr. K S Gupta.

Visit To Decathlon ( 5th August 2017)

 

The students of ISBR Business School, PGDM batch 2017-2019 got a splendid opportunity of visiting Decathlon Logistics Warehouse on 5th August 2017.

From this visit to the warehouse of Decathlon students understood how such a huge system can be managed so efficiently with so little use of technology as at Decathlon, the use of modern technology is very minimal. They also showed studetns how the products they receive back due to customer complaints are simply destroyed rather than repairing it and selling it again which is a very genuine and impressive practice carried on by them. The working environment at Decathlon taught them that it is essential to believe in team work rather than simply relying on technology in order to accomplish goals.

VISIT TO AKSHAY PATRA ( 5 August 2017)

 

Visit to Akshay Patra was the second industrial visit for students of MBA. They learnt how the kitchen of Akshaya Patra produces 9500 meals in five hours every single day. The smooth and well organised way of functioning of this unit was marked by conventional working process. Students also learnt about the logistics aspect of supplying food on time to all government school locations.

Creativity and Innovation Workshop (8th August 2017)

 

A creativity and innovation workshop was organised for students of PGDM, Batch (2017-2019) by Dr Pavan Soni, established Entrepreneur on 25th July 2017 at ISBR campus as a part of orientation programme. With the economic climate changing rapidly and companies looking at their people as their best and strongest asset- to help them survive and thrive, the workshop focused on identifying the hidden creative strengths of the students and understanding and utilising the process creativity.

Ms Excel Workshop (8 August)

Dr. Karpagam, Dean Academics introduced MBA students to the basic concepts of Ms Excel. She also discussed the importance and relevance of the knowledge of Ms Excel in today’s corporate world by sighting examples of practical application of Ms Excel in sales while preparing sales reports and accounts.

Parichay- Lead Yourself Workshop ( 9 August 2017)

 

PARICHAY: “Lead Yourself” is a signature program exclusively delivered for the fresher’s as a part of the ORIENTATION program. It is an eight hours program which started off with the ice breakers and expectation settings of the audience. The workshop focused on the importance of understanding “Self” and the power of intra – personal communication and inters- personal communication.

The objective of the workshop was to acclimatize the newbies with the importance of soft skills in the contemporary times and create an awareness of the impending challenges in today’s world. The methodology opted was lecture, case analysis, video reviews and role playing.

The wrap up of the program was based on interventions chosen from behavioural science. The session was a power packed energizer delivered by Preeja Sreedhar, Corporate Trainer and Faculty in the area of Communication and HR.

VISIT TO ART OF LIVING (10 August 2017)

A visit to Art of Living Ashram was organised for the students of MBA. The visit was a great opportunity to learn how effectively and efficiently a place so massive and huge can run so smoothly. It is also home to India’s mega kitchen as it feeds thousands of people each day. The learning also covered the technological aspect as the students witnessed water recycling and bio gas plants. Strategies for resource management were emphasized by these plants.

VISIT TO VINDHYA E INFOMEDIA (23 August 2017)

 

 

A visit to one of the most popular BPO of Bangalore, Vindhya E Info media was organised for the students of MBA. The BPO works with a vision of bringing business and philanthropy together. It employs more than 1400 employees with most of its production staff physically challenged, hearing impaired, autistic and socially disadvantaged women. The visit taught the students that nobody’s capabilities should be judged based on their physical appearance. It also taught students brilliant and unique management skills and motivated them to be more and more passionate about whatever they chose to do in life.

VISIT TO MONKEY BOX (12th August 2017)

 

A visit to Monkey Box, an online food service provider for students, was organised for the PGDM students. Monkey Box proved to be a great example for students to learn team management and business ethics as the team leaves no stone unturned to deliver their customers with hygienic and superior quality service.

 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION (15 August 2017)

 

70th  Independence Day of India was celebrated at ISBR campus with great enthusiasm and zeal. The entire campus presented a festive look with creative decoration, various kinds of flowers and tricolour ribbons. The celebrations involved flag hoisting and motivational speech by the chief guest Prof. Arun Swaminathan. The students further presented various performances that depicted the unity in diversity of the country. The patriotic songs and the highly spirited skit represented the value of unity which touched the hearts of the audience.

TEAM MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP (19 August 2017)

 

A team management workshop was organised for MBA students of ISBR putting an emphasis on importance of working as a team. The MBA batch was mentored by Professor Shiva Prakash for this workshop. The mentor assigned the groups with various activities which involved decision making, delegation, leadership, communication and problem solving skills as individual as well as team. The activities brushed the knowledge and skills of students about current affairs and trending market scenarios and promoted out of box thinking among the students.

ASMA AWARDS (19 August 2017 )

 

ISBR is elated to have received the ‘Best social media Integration’ award by ASMA (Adoption of Social Media in Academia), a first of its kind social media award initiative in the field of academia. The award seeks to celebrate and honour the institutes with best social media integration strategies and ISBR was one of the institutes to be honoured with this award.

RADIO MIRCHI EVENT ( 24 August 2017)

 

India’s leading radio FM station, Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, hit ISBR B School’s Campus for a promotional event for ACT Fibernet with an interesting contest. Radio Mirchi in association with Act Fibernet provided students a worthy platform to showcase their true talent. The students mesmerised everyone with their outstanding talents in the field of singing and dancing. The students, as well as the faculty, completely enjoyed the performances and the program ended with the distribution of interesting goodies to the participants.

ASSOCHAM -Parents of Innovation Awards (27th August)

On 27th august, 2017 at FKCCI building ASSOCHAM conducted Parent of Innovation Awards for Best School in Karnataka in association with research associate ISBR B School, Bangalore. Parent of Innovation Awards recognizes schools on national level for the best practices implemented towards growth and development of their students. What makes this award special is that it recognizes both private and government schools.

A group of students from ISBR had volunteered in the event and had a chance to work with Center Stage event members. It gave them the opportunity to learn- how and what goes to conduct a large-scale event.

Introduction to Cells & Clubs

On academic front besides the studies students were introduced to Cells & Clubs. Formation of 8 Cells and Clubs namely Marketing Club, HR Club, Finance Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Writers & Media Club, CSR Club, Sports Club and Cultural Club was initiated by Prof. Alka Jain, Clubs Coordinator. Each club is headed by a Faculty- Club Coordinator. Clubs are formed to involve, engage and explore the potential of students to facilitate their wholesome development.

Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program, an in- house program of ISBR to enhance the competencies of students was started on 17 August 2017 with the introduction of Mentors and mentees in their respective groups. 8 Mentorship groups were formed. Groups started working on their first challenge- Movie Review which is scheduled on 9th September 2017.

Complied by-

Deepika Singh ( PGDM 2017-19)

Yukti Kishore ( Writers & Media Club Coordinator)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Independence Day Celebration 2017

SARE JAHAN SE ACHHA HINDUSTAN HUMARA

Let’s not take our independence for granted, and make India a better place to live.

Legacy to live for and legacy to die for.

15th August 2017 marked the 70th Independence Day of India and this day was celebrated at ISBR campus with great enthusiasm and zeal.The entire campus presented a festive look with creative decoration, various kinds of flowers and tricolor ribbons. The celebrations started with a flag hoisting by the Chief guest Prof. Arun Swaminathan- an Architect, Academician, Cartoonist, Artist and Writer, in the presence of directors, all faculty members, staff and students of the college.

Following the flag hoisting, the chief guest Prof. gave a very motivational speech and encouraged students to excel in every field of life. He also talked about his father’s experience who was deployed as the captain in the Indian army during the freedom movement of India and who witnessed Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s iconic speech “Tryst with destiny” on the eve of India’s independence. The audience listened to the encouraging past of India with apt attention as it motivated each one of us to correct the things which have gone wrong presently in our system. He also advised everyone to adopt the human values of truthfulness, honesty, integrity, compassion and non-violence and become a good citizen of India.

The function began on a beautiful note wherein we had notable people address us and then our very own boys Bodhayan, Ankur and Manish performed on the song “Yeh Jo Desh hai tera” forcing the audience to jump in joy. Post this brilliant performance we had a very energetic dance performance by students of PGDM & MBA. Dance performances depicted the unity in diversity of the country, and the patriotic songs, highly spirited skit depicted the value of unity which touched the hearts of the audience. This created a warm environment full of enthusiasm and national fervor. Cheerfulness, motivation and dedication for the nation were clearly visible on the face of the audience.

It was also a great experience watching the members of the management also participating in the celebrations along with the students as Mr. Abbas Ali ( Director- placements) on this occasion delivered few shayaris. The function was concluded with a highly moving, heart touching and inspiring speech by the Dr. K.S Anandram (Senior Director), Dr. C. Manohar (Director- Strategy and Dean) and Prof. G.R Nair( Director- Admissions).

It was a great experience being part of such function in the presence of experienced and humble dignitaries who had given valuable information and advice to students. Although the students were from diverse backgrounds and culture, they all came together to make the program a grand success.

Contributed by:

Deepika Singh & Mr. Rohit  Sreedhar

(Member- Writers & Media Club)


 

Industrial Visit To Decathlon

You just don’t play for your passion, you play for respect and pride..!!

Being good at sports is important as it develops strong social attributes and better social skills. Decathlon Group is one such brand which serves this very purpose on a daily basis i.e. “to make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to all”. There have been very few brands which have globally raised the bar of sports and fitness industry, unlike Decathlon.It makes sports accessible to many by bringing 70 sports under one roof.

The students of ISBR Business School, PGDM batch 2017-2019 got a splendid opportunity of visiting Decathlon Logistics Warehouse on 5th August 2017.

As none of us has ever been to a warehouse of such a great brand before, the first impression we had after entering the warehouse was that it was huge. We were greeted there by Mr. Piyush, who looks after recruitment of Bangalore and Delhi branches. We were taken to the meeting room for a brief introduction about Decathlon. He told us in detail about how the first store of Decathlon started in Lille, France in 1976 and later on expanded to different countries such as China (in 2003) and India (in 2009). There are 48 stores in India currently out of which 13 stores are situated in the north region of the country. He also told us that Bangalore handles the production and manufacturing for South, West and East regions of India.The highest sales which is around 60 to 70% comes from Bangalore.

Later we were divided into groups of 10 members each and each group was assigned to a trainee of Decathlon. They took us around the warehouse and showed us the working procedure and working environment.They gave us an overall idea about how Decathlon has come up with a unique idea of cost optimization and that is why they don’t install AC’s or make their store look fancy. All the stores of Decathlon are very simple, but they make sure that the products they sell are of high quality.

The entire warehouse is extended in an area of 210000 sqft. and is divided into three zones of 60,000 sqft. .The major decathlon warehouse is named as CAC and under it, there are two more categories which are named as CAR and it is from CAR that all the sports products are transported from the warehouse to the stores.

Decathlon Group comprises of different brands of sports like ARTENGO for badminton and tennis, KIPSTA for football, DOMYAS for gym wear, NABAJI for swimming, OXELO for skating and much more. KESHARA is the biggest brand of Decathlon Group. We were also shown and briefed about RFID, which is a barcode scanner, used to facilitate tracking of individual boxes in the warehouse. These boxes have been assigned a unique RFID codes.

They also have “Click and Collect” option where a customer can select the products online and later pick it up from the stores. Each zone will have different vendors, who’ll arrange trucks for the dispatch and to optimize the transport charges they transport the products which fall under same location category so that they don’t have to transport the goods again in the same location, they call this process as “MILK RUN”. Decathlon has tie-ups with snapdeal and few more online websites to facilitate the sale of their products and to deliver it to their customers in the comfort of their home.

From this visit to the warehouse of Decathlon we learned and understood how such a huge system can be managed so efficiently with so little use of technology as at Decathlon, the use of modern technology is very minimal. They also showed us how the products they receive back due to customer complaints are simply destroyed rather than repairing it and selling it again which is a very genuine and impressive practice carried on by them. We also learned that how necessary it is to trust our co-workers, peers and customers as there are no cameras installed in the warehouse or the stores as they believe that their employees or customers are very trustworthy and they do not need to get into such practices.The working environment at Decathlon taught us that it is essential to believe in team work rather than simply relying on technology in order to accomplish our goals.

– Contributed by 

Deepika Singh ( PGDM- 2017-19)

(Member of ISBR Writers & Media Club)

 

International Workshop on “Research and innovation” under Executive Education Center

ISBR Business School had conducted two days’ workshop called “International workshop on Research and Innovation” on 5th & 6th of August 2017 in ISBR Auditorium.

The Workshop was inaugurated by an eminent Scientist, Dr. TK Anuradha, Project Director, ISRO Bangalore. During her address, she has taken all the participants to a space tour showing the achievement through research and innovation. It was the moment of truth which inspired all of us to take the proud journey of research and experience every moment as the pride of achievement.

Session 1 was an introduction to Research by Dr. Ananth Rao, Dean, UoD ( University of Dubai) where he dealt with the importance and the process orientation to follow the path. He went through the complete journey right from the selection of a topic to writing the research paper and report.

He distributed the cases that were inclined towards improving the research and analytics skills of the participants. He also gave the participants the various tools to check the quality of the research papers and the publication of the research work.

In post lunch session Dr. KS Gupta in his session on Research Mind started with the quote; “Afternoon sessions are not good they have to be made good”.

Research process is the path for managing the total change. The change management remains difficult because either people do not change or follow change blindly. This is because of the certain negatively dominant human mind programs. However, a conscious and planned path for managing permanent change is the path of research.

Stressing on the mind programming, he said if it is programmed then it can be reprogrammed also. Research process will help us to do so. He introduced the concept and definition of Empowerment which can help in reprogramming and overcoming the hurdles in research.

Serve your passion then serve the community. 

Passion comes if you have selected right topic. This was quoted by Dr. Anandram (Sr. Director, ISBR) in the beginning of the second day of the workshop i.e. on 6th August. He said, ‘selection of research topic is very important and it shows the capability of the researchers. It also depends on different aspects like environment, candidate, time availability, library, financial status etc.

The dignitaries on the Dias were Dr. Ananth Rao (Dean, Dubai business school), Dr. Padma Srinivasan (Research Head,  Acharya College Bengaluru Business school),  Dr. Avneet Saxena (Functional Consultant, Analyst, TCS Bangalore) and Dr. K.S.Gupta ( Director, Centre for Executive Education, ISBR).

Padma Srinivasan quoted “Reach is the weapon in your hands”, and talked about the important aspects of processing data which were: Research notes, Collaboration, Graphic Details, data management, outreach. In order to get best research data one should use open source data and read researches done by others, as much as possible because from now on it will be inter disciplinary. Dr. Avneet talked about Industrial research and gave suggestions on selection of the topic, filling gaps, path of the research. He stated that patience always helps researchers and also spoke about the Grey area ( a subject or a problem that people do not know how to deal with because there are no clear rules).  Both Dr. Padma and Dr. Avneet shared their professional experiences.

Second Session was started by Dr. Ananth Rao. The research aspirants presented few research papers in groups, as assigned by him on the first day of the workshop. He gave suggestions on the presentation done by them and mentioned a brief do’s and don’ts of the research. He also explained about the synopsis and its importance.

Dr. PavanSoni said, “Research is a profession of trading knowledge”He explained Management as a circle with three interconnected aspects which are Economics, Sociology and Psychology.  He also clarified the nature of research into 3 aspects i.e. Theoretically sound, Methodological rigorous and practically relevant. ‘While collecting samples approach human beings rather than Google’. He ended his speech by adding “Ph.D. can give legitimacy but not capability and capability is intrinsic”.

The organizers collected feedback on workshop from the aspirants and certificates were distributed to participants.

It was an excellent workshop. Industry and Finance coverage was good. Collaboration and Data management skills were enhanced.  More such workshops on research should be conducted.”- Kajal Raj, Insight Academy

Excellent clarity on the entire research process on how to progress, what is the outcome of the research and how it will benefit society. Identifying and defining problems, publishing articles in peer reviewed journal and insights on practical research was emphasized. Be practical, be in the field. Collect data by physically meeting people.”- Anil Patro, Meritor CVS India PVT. LTD.

Got fundamentally connected to research. The workshop gave clarity and provided a professional and systematic approach to research. Sessions broke the myth based pattern of conducting research and real passion research along with real time results was focused upon.”- Anaghappan L.P.L, Space Art Group

“Be confident and never underestimate the potential of self. The workshop stressed on the fact to remain a student throughout the learning course and to design a self-evaluating approach one’s own research.”- Ms. Megha N Galagali, KLE Society RL Science Institute, Belagavi

The research needs to be more Field Oriented rather than mere process one. A completely novel approach towards conducting research was highlighted.”- AmitKanchanbaraj, Apar People World

The workshop provided us motivation and passion towards conducting research. The importance of innovation and field study was stated very important. Research should follow a planned methodology for conducting research.”- Vinay Kumar C, Akshaya Patra Foundation

Dr. K.S.Gupta ended the workshop by giving vote of thanks.

Contributed by: 

Padma.C Sharayu.C.J


 

 

Summer Internships – A Door to Dream Job..!

Every year during internship selection process in B-Schools, students make beeline to grab the best internship offers to prepare themselves for their dream careers.Internships are the first building block in shaping a long term career. Internship provides you the benefits of both conceptual learnings as well as practical experience.

The prime objective of an internship is to prepare students for the actual working environment of a full-time job once they graduate. The kind of work exposure you get during an internship therefore matters a lot.

Internships are great opportunities to dive into your dream job by gaining relevant knowledge and job skills. How much you gain from it depends upon your own initiative to drive learning during the internship period. However, quality of internship assignment offered also has a critical role in shaping up that learning experience.

So how can you make use of your internship experience to open avenues for your dream career once you graduate?

Here are 5 ways:

What is the first step you undertake when you have an internship assignment?

Striving towards your future career is a lot like learning to swim in rough sea. But those who don’t let the initial challenges scare them sail through. It is worth a plunge to take as it is going to be the foundation stone for your professional life ahead.

During internship period it is essential that you keep a note of what new you have learned. This will help in retaining new knowledge and skills.

Getting feedback is important

A good summer internship project must have a well-defined structure for giving and receiving periodical feedbacks. This should be supplemented by a few meetings between your faculty mentor and internship supervisor/industry mentor to monitor progress and suggest corrective actions for improvement. This formal feedback is going to be a vital part of the entire learning experience.

Think of adding some value to the internship organization

As you go through your internship, do devote some time in thinking whether your work has been able to add some significant value to the working of that company or not. It makes sense to set aside some time for self-audit and reflection for setting internship goals. This can be a good way to focus your efforts on specific learning objectives.

Discussion enhances clarity

Understand the key deliverables of your project assignment fully. If not defined then ask for one. Get some clarity on the scope of work by speaking with your concerned industry guide. Explain that you would love to get some more experience and would be really interested to discuss opportunities that can benefit the organization. Remember, no one can decipher your potential interest in something more clearly unless you tell them.

Build contacts and nurture them for future growth

Before anyone tells you that “your network is your net worth”, try to interact with people and build professional connections. This could also be a strategic way to maintain visibility within the organization so that people know about your work.

It can pay good dividends to keep in touch with the contacts you have made for building knowledge and increasing recruitment prospects after course completion.Give yourself a timeframe for further follow ups with your connections to discuss any possibility of career growth.

As you work hard through the internship days, you will build lasting relationships with people and make friends along the way.

Maintain a professional demeanor throughout the internship

While working for a company, your professional and personal demeanor matter as much as your skills or qualifications count.It is therefore important to keep delivering and also be seen to be doing so right until the end of the project assignment. Grab those opportunities which can help you enhance your outreach and build personal brand image.

Who knows, your good work may finally lead you to a pre-placement offer at the end of your internship period.

Internship @ ISBR

The Placement Cell at ISBR Business School works closely with students on one to one basis to provide best internship experiences. Its main objective is to prepare students with hands on corporate exposure before final placements.ISBR believes that for the students pursuing MBA / PGDM, the payoff of an internship exposure is that they can integrate classroom learning with real life work environment. As such, the internship process allows them to gain invaluable professional experience.Considering the critical importance of internship for enhancing students’ employability, the Placement Cell at IBR organized an Internship Fair on 24th-25th May 2017 for its MBA and PGDM students of the current batch.Some of the best and the most promising companies from the industry were roped in to participate in the summer internship recruitment Fair.

In total, 35 companies from different sectors came for the on-campus interview while 15 companies conducted off-campus internship recruitment. The companies invited for the on-campus fair included ICICI Prudential, HyperCity, Go Niyo, Decathlon, 3M, Follow Class, Easy M2M, Wholesale Box, Wings Within, RIGO, Venus Technologies,  Narayana Healthcare, Mentees Capital, Lodestar, Doodle Interiors, Lexa India, Svastera Healthcare etc. Skype interviews were also conducted by some companies such as UrsDay, Birla Sun Life, Startaap, Reliance Retail, etc.

Similarly, an international internship workshop was also organized at the Institute campus on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 to guide students on the importance of internships for closely understand the functioning of a company. Prof. Ananth Rao, Dean, Dubai Business School, University of Dubai was the chief guest of the workshop.  Prof. Rao appreciated the fact that Indian students are the brightest and hardworking and they therefore stand a good chance to get placed during the international internship process.


 

MBA 2017 Batch Inauguration- ViHANG- 2K17 ( (A new flight))

विद्यां ददाति विनयं विनयाद् याति पात्रताम् ।
पात्रत्वात् धनमाप्नोति धनात् धर्मं ततः सुखम् ॥

These golden lines mean: knowledge gives discipline, from discipline comes worthiness, from worthiness one gets wealth and from wealth one does good deeds and from that comes joy.

Even the VIHANG (bird) needs a strong base and strength to soar high in the air. Once it gets that required trigger there are no leaps and bounds, it can explore the “GAGAN” like legend.

In this VUCA world, it’s necessary to soar high but one must know his/her limits as it takes just a moment to fall into a dungeon where it would be impossible to bounce back again.

“ISBR” is the platform which imparts ‘Vidya’ through excellent teachers, ‘Vinaya’ through its rules and regulations, ‘Patrata’ by imposing its core values, ‘Dhana’ through placements and ‘Dharma’ by encouraging CSR activities.It shapes and makes the VIHANGs to soar high in their lives and transform them into responsible and respectable citizens of this country.

It has been just a fortnight that ISBR has started its batch of PGDM 2017-19 with great pomp and energy. These two weeks of introductory sessions, industrial visits, workshops etc. seemed nothing less than a long lasting festival. To add colours and to make this feast more remarkable, the sparkling faces of MBA 2017-19 started marking their entry and it’s time to give them a grand welcome in ISBR way. As always, it’s the new bunch of students (PGDM 2017-19) who gained enthusiasm in this short span and took up the responsibility to welcome their fellow mates in this garden where dreams turn to reality.

In the presence of esteemed guests, the auditorium was filled with joyous and a pleasant aura. It was an honor to have Mr. K. Raghu (Member, Board of International Federation Of Accounts USA, Past President Institute of Charted Accountants, India) as the chief guest. We had Sri Muralidhar Halappa (Chairman, Karnataka Skill Development Board), Dr.P M Bhansali (CMD Bhansali Group, PDG Rotary International Dist. 3190), Sri Subhash Chandra Reddy(MD,  Sangeeta Mobiles) and Mr. Ranjeet Solanki( President Rajasthan Cosmo Foundation Trust ). Along with them, we had star invitees from SHRM, Springwell, Aarusha Homes, Robsoft Technologies and Samosa Singh. Alumni Invitee Smt. Arunima Salopal along with ISBR dignitaries with Mr. Manish Kothari(MD –ISBR), Dr.K.S. Anandram( Senior Director, ISBR), Dr. C Manohar (Dean-ISBR), Dr Chandra Niranjan( Dean, Finishing School-ISBR), Dr.T.Karpagam(Director Academics- ISBR) and all the faculty members marked the presence and added flavour to the gathering.

Dr. Anand Ram formally inaugurated the batch and gave an enthusiastic speech. He shared his views on how ISBR differentiates and stands out among other Premium B School which produce thousands and lakhs of graduates. He also expressed his happiness as ISBR is associated with Mysore University since its beginning and is contributing in generating quality oriented graduates since then. He explained the importance of ‘3Es’ (Employment, Empowerment and Enhancement) in one’s successful career. He recalled Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s Words,” dream is not something that you see when you are asleep; it’s something that will not let you sleep!” He continued” ISBR is there to realize your dreams as it is a process oriented Institute. Results are by product of following our process.” He assured that ISBR will transform the students in two years.

Followed by Dr. Anand Ram, Dr. C. Manohar as always took the hall to a humour mode and delighted the environment with delight. He advised the students to run behind the excellence to make the success run behind them. Further Dr. Chandra Niranjan took over the stage and shared her views about how Pre master’s Program proved useful in inculcating the desired qualities amongst the students, how it boosted the confidence of the students before starting their first step ‘on-campus’.

Chief Guest K. Raghu has shared his experience of Harvard University visit and gave important inputs on how using technology in today’s world is utmost necessary. He advised students to get updated with the current happenings like GST. He also emphasised on how to cope up in this corporate world. He said, ”In management profession we have to be at par with the modern technologies, as management professional we have to bring good corporate regime.”
He then concluded by giving success formula: Hard work, humbleness, set your goals; chase your dreams.

Urging students to keep themselves update by learning new skills, Guest of honour Muralidhar Halappa said, “Skill the youth during their studies irrespective of their background.” He expressed that his learning of management capabilities came through Mr Jai ram Ramesh ex union minister. He connected with the government school children in the audience by speaking in kannada and pushed the desire to accomplish their goal. He closed his speech by stating “Make your mother’s dream to reality.” He also expressed his desire to collaborate with ISBR to promote short term skill development courses.

Sangeeta mobiles owner, Mr.Subhash Chabdra Reddy took the opportunity to share his life events and experiences and also the 43 year old journey with Sangeeta. He was glad to share his bonding with his father, his brand and told how the transformation took from Gramophone to Cell Phone.

 

Mr.Manish Kothari thanked every guest and said, “This is an auspicious day and a day of great learning, where leaders from corporate, government, IITs, IIMs gave their useful sights and influenced the young minds with positive tone.” He then encouraged the students to ignore the black dots (weaknesses) and advised them to emphasise on white portions in the papers of life. He further advised them to develop an attitude like the ‘Garden-cutter” who calls his owner in as a new cutter and finds pride to know that the owner is completely satisfied by his work. Mr. Kothari wanted all the students to go for this form of self-appraisal and improvement. He concluded by saying “Think every day as Inauguration day and show the same energy and enthusiasm with full zeal for 365*2 days, that day would not be so far when you would be able to bring out a completely transformed being from you.”

Dr.Karpagam, then formally concluded the event by giving vote of thanks which was followed by felicitation of guests, star invitees, faculties etc .which was further concluded by national anthem and delightful lunch.

This inaugural function cradled the parents and gave them the sigh of relief and also an assurance that their wards are in right hands at this juncture of life. They were esteemed to leave their stars in this ‘AKASHA GANGA’, where in the knowledge flows in the pure form and purify the souls of the stars which in-turn make them shine brighter. This day has set a platform and created a base for the new birds to fly the first flight in their lives. Thus, one can say that with the arrival of twin brother VIHANG the family of ISBR 2017-19 is complete. ISBR wishes both VIHAAN and VIHANG (PGDM and MBA) a happy and prosperous stay on this auspicious day and also hope that they both work together with proper guidance from seniors , staff & management of ISBR to make this place ‘GHATIKA STHAANA’(place of knowledge) and ‘BHOOLOKA SWARGA’(Heaven on earth).

SRIDHAR DARBHA (PGDM 2016-18.)

Vinayaka B.S (PGDM 2017-19)

( Members of Writers & Media Club)


 

 

 

DECATHLON: Sports for all | All for sports

In order to be physically fit we need to be associated with some sort of physical exercises and if we choose sports then it is much more interesting. Sports are such an interesting activity, which boost up our energy immensely, and what if we are at a place from where sports equipment are supplied, it’s just exciting!

ISBR organized a visit to Decathlon logistic warehouse on 22 July 2017. Our faculty, Prof. Anni Arnav and Prof.Prabha Kiran accompanied us.

When we arrived at the venue we were guided by Mr. Piyush, an associate of Decathlon, to a meeting room, where we all assembled. After a quick introduction, he shared his experience and some information about the organization from its initial days till now.

The organization was started in the year 1997 in India as a production house. After analyzing the Indian market, in the year 2009, they established as a full fledged manufacturer with vertical integration method. In this method from getting a requirement to the delivery, the whole process is undertaken by the company itself and no external agency is hired.Now, Decathlonmanufactures 40,000 products for 20 different sports.When it comes to selling their product they have a unique way of doing it and that is- the customer first tries the product and if they like it then they buy the product.

Afterward, we were taken to the warehouse facility CAR (which stores stock according to a particular regional requirement) that has three segments; each segment is called cell (there were large racks to stack goods). The first cell constituted something called uniform boxes and blue lines. Blue lines enabled staffs to hand pick any number of quantities from these boxes as per requirement. For easy access to the right product, the tracks are named and products are given a unique RF (identification) number. The entire stock records are processed in SAP software. The layout of this facility was well engineered.

As we moved to cell two, we saw larger boxes of goods with red lines. Red lines indicate that the entire box has to be picked and individual products can’t be taken out. This cell was also dedicated to online shipment. The last cell had irregular boxes and infrastructural spare materials.

One structure that remained constant was the truck bay in each cell; all goods are loaded here and taken to the retail stores.

After the visit, we understood the nuances of the supply chain system. The overall business at Decathlon is very much planned and process oriented which includes; first analyzing the manufacturing requirement, aligning production accordingly and then distribution to the regional store. Decathlon has one major warehouse called CAC, this along with three smaller warehouses called CAR, supply goods to all the retail stores across India.

This visit helped the students understand the world of supply- demand, and retail.


 

 

 

What is the Need for Entrepreneurship Education: Why Entrepreneurs are in Demand?

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of any flourishing economy. We need entrepreneurs because they create sustainable livelihoods.  Entrepreneurs are more often regarded as valuable national assets. They are therefore to be supported and nurtured for producing positive economic value. Entrepreneurs can improve our standard of living through their innovative products and services. They also create enabling conditions for a prosperous society.

According to The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) which is the world’s largest not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs, each entrepreneur has the potential of creating approximately 30 jobs. Roopa Unnikrishnan, President of TiE New York believes that significant involvement of young start-ups in social entrepreneurship has influenced liberalization of key economic sectors in India and other emerging economies. It is interesting to note that TiE is credited with building economic wealth estimated at $200 billion.

Global Study on Entrepreneurship Development Framework

According to a research conducted by The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute, it was found that “USA is a world leader when it comes to supporting its entrepreneurs with respect to business formation, expansion, and growth. Countries like Canada, Australia, came second and third respectively according to the statistics.” The study further projected that the “future of African economy depends largely on its entrepreneurs as well as government policies on entrepreneurship.”

The Indian Context: Government Plans to Boost Entrepreneurship Education

In the Indian context, entrepreneurs are even more crucial for making the ‘Make in India’ brand more acceptable if India has to become a manufacturing hub of the world. The present government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is very keen to promote emerging entrepreneurs to boost employment and accelerate India’s rate of growth. To do this, the government is focusing on Entrepreneurship education to create a pool of trained and highly skilled entrepreneurs.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojna (PMYY) launched by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship during November, 2016, the government aims at providing online Entrepreneurship Education to about 15 lakh students across the country through 3050 Project Institutes during five years time span. The Scheme aims at creating an enabling ecosystem for entrepreneurship development through entrepreneurship education and training.

“The five-year Scheme is expected to witness setting up of more than 23,000 enterprises thus resulting into creation of more than 2.30 lakhs direct and indirect jobs in the country.”

Fostering Entrepreneurship Education at ISBR

ISBR realized the importance of entrepreneurship education in nation building at an early stage. With an aim to provide students with necessary knowledge, skills and motivation to help them in setting up a business, ISBR started offering two years full-time AICTE approved PGDM program in Entrepreneurship. ISBR encourages student entrepreneurs to best position themselves by spotting right opportunities that will help them launch a successful startup career. Throughout the course, budding entrepreneurs are guided on how to Incubate & nurture an Idea into a business enterprise of global reach.

Besides, the two year regular program, the Institute also offers one year PGDM program in Entrepreneurship.

Uniqueness of the program

As a student entrepreneur at ISBR, you have access to a vast network of subject matter experts and startup owners. On the other hand, there are well connected expert faculty members helping you with introductions to contacts who can help grow your business and raise initial startup capital.

Start up Events & Meets at ISBR

To foster entrepreneurial culture among its students, ISBR regularly organizes startup events and meets. ‘Startup Spirits’ is one such event which is attended by students in large numbers. The event has been a huge success in promoting entrepreneurial spirit among students. Students at the end of the program are rewarded for their start up ideas. In fact as a positive development of this initiative, one such idea ‘Bake My Wish’ (www.bakemywish.com) is currently a successful startup with funding support from the event judges. Likewise, ‘Genie Wallet’ is another startup idea of ISBR students that has been supported by the jury.

NSRCEL (N S Raghvan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning), the startup hub at IIM Bangalore is one of the startup bodies and juries of ‘Startup Spirits’ along with GLC (Global Luxury Culture).

Recommended Read……………

The startup ecosystem in India is now amplified by a range of incubators, investors, startup platforms, competitions, awards and even government grants. For further information on entrepreneurship, readers are recommended to explore more about platforms such as the National Entrepreneurship Network, Indus Entrepreneurs, Indian Angel Network, T Labs, Startup Village, Startup Centre, Tata First Dot, Bloomberg Pitch, Power of Ideas (IIM, DST), YourStory and Entrepreneur India etc.


 

PGDM and MBA Batch 2017 Inauguration

ISBR – Business school since its establishment has been providing the platform wherein one can learn from teachers, apply his own intelligence, interact with peers and can have sufficient time to feel the experience and enhance the knowledge.

Inauguration of every new batch is a new beginning both for the enthusiastic students, parents, well- wishers as well as for the ISBR family. It has been 27 years since ISBR held the realms of providing quality education with the real world and real learning but still, it never let its hold go loose.

15 July 2017, was the auspicious day which brought down all the 126-to be stars of ISBR to the auditorium where- in they were welcomed with great warmth. They were congratulated and motivated by the dignitaries thus formally incorporating them in the ocean of knowledge named ‘ISBR’.

The inaugural program was arranged in a grand manner. It was really an honour to have Sri G Kumar Naik ( Vice-President, Banglore Management Association, MD, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited) as Chief guest, Prof. N Ravi IFS (retd) (IIM-B) as Guest of honour along with Mr. Manish Kothari (MD –ISBR), Dr. K. S. Anandram ( Senior Director, ISBR), Dr. C Manohar (Dean-ISBR), Dr Chandra Niranjan ( Dean, Finishing School-ISBR), Dr. T. Karpagam (Director Academics- ISBR) and all the faculty members. Corporate leaders of companies such as Wipro, eBeam and InRootz also graced the occasion.

It has been just a fortnight that ISBR has started its batch of PGDM 2017-19 with great pomp and energy. These two weeks of introductory sessions, industrial visits, workshops etc. seemed nothing less than a long lasting festival. To add colors and to make this feast more remarkable, the sparkling faces of MBA 2017-19 started marking their entry and it’s time to give them a grand welcome in ISBR way. As always, it’s the new bunch of students (PGDM 2017-19) who gained enthusiasm in this short span and took up the responsibility to welcome their fellow mates in this garden where dreams turn to reality.

ON 29 July 2017, ISBR inaugurated MBA batch (2017-2019) in the presence of esteemed guests. The auditorium was filled with joyous and a pleasant aura. It was an honor to have Mr. K. Raghu (Member, Board of International Federation Of Accounts USA, Past President Institute of Charted Accountants, India) as the chief guest. We had Sri Muralidhar Halappa (Chairman, Karnataka Skill Development Board), Dr.P M Bhansali (CMD Bhansali Group, PDG Rotary International Dist. 3190), Sri Subhash Chandra Reddy(MD,  Sangeeta Mobiles) and Mr. Ranjeet Solanki( President Rajasthan Cosmo Foundation Trust ). Along with them, we had star invitees from SHRM, Springwell, Aarusha Homes, Robsoft Technologies and Samosa Singh. Alumni Invitee Smt. Arunima Salopal along with ISBR dignitaries with Mr. Manish Kothari(MD –ISBR), Dr.K.S. Anandram( Senior Director, ISBR), Dr. C Manohar (Dean-ISBR), Dr Chandra Niranjan( Dean, Finishing School-ISBR), Dr.T.Karpagam(Director Acadamics- ISBR) and all the faculty members marked the presence and added flavour to the gathering.

Dr. Anand Ram formally inaugurated the batches and gave an enthusiastic speech. Followed by Dr. Anand Ram, Dr. C. Manohar as always took the hall to a humour mode and delighted the environment with delight. He advised the students to run behind the excellence to make the success run behind them. Further Dr. Chandra Niranjan took over the stage and shared her views about how Pre master’s Program proved useful in inculcating the desired qualities amongst the students, how it boosted the confidence of the students before starting their first step ‘on-campus’.

In his presidential address, Mr. Manish Kothari said, “Think every day as Inauguration day and show the same energy and enthusiasm with full zeal for 365*2 days, that day would not be so far when you would be able to bring out a completely transformed being from you.”

Dr.Karpagam, then formally concluded the events by giving the vote of thanks which was followed by felicitation of guests, star invitees, faculties etc .which was further concluded by the national anthem and delightful lunch.

This inaugural function cradled the parents and gave them the sigh of relief and also an assurance that their wards are in right hands at this juncture of life. They were esteemed to leave their stars in this ‘AKASHA GANGA’, where in the knowledge flows in the pure form and purify the souls of the stars which in-turn make them shine brighter. This day has set a platform and created a base for the new birds to fly the first flight in their lives. Thus, one can say that with the arrival of twin brother VIHANG the family of ISBR 2017-19 is complete. ISBR wishes both VIHAAN and VIHANG (PGDM and MBA) a happy and prosperous stay on this auspicious day and also hope that they both work together with proper guidance from seniors ,staff & management of ISBR to make this place ‘GHATIKA STHAANA’(place of knowledge) and ‘BHOOLOKA SWARGA’(Heaven on earth).

Sreedhar Darba ( PGDM 2016-18)

  Vinayaka B.S ( PGDM 2017-19)

  (ISBR Writers & Media Club)

 

 

 

Two Weeks Orientation Program Report- PGDM 2017

15 July 2017 marked a new beginning in the chapters of ISBR Business School with the oncoming of new students. The reputation of this institute has grown tremendously over the last 27 years as they strive for excellence every year. This year ISBR Business School had rolled out a two-week long induction program, with the idea to bridge the gap that students face while making the transition to professional courses like PGDM.

1.Video Review Session: On the very first day, the class was taken by Prof. Nanaiah Pattada who possesses immense industrial exposure, having worked for a wide spectrum of market and industries. He gave the students real time scenario of it. Students were exposed to video review sessions; the entire class was filled with energy, as Mr. Nanaiah believed in learning through exchange of thoughts.

2. Visit To Art OF Living: Next day we had a visit to Art Of Living. Dr. AnniArnav and Prof. Prabha Kiran accompanied us. What could we possibly learn at a yoga center? Well, it set an example on how effectively and efficiently a place that huge can run without much hindrance. It was also home to India’s mega kitchen as it feeds thousands of people each day.
Our learning went onto technological frontiers as we witnessed water recycling and bio gas plants. Resource management was highlighted by these plants. 

3. Parichay – Lead Yourself: The third day we were back to our classroom as another workshop was arranged for us. Parichay: “Lead yourself” is a signature program exclusively delivered by Ms. Preeja Sreedhar, Faculty HR and Corporate Trainer for the freshers as a part of the orientation program. The program started with ice-breakers and setting expectations of the audience. The workshop focused on the importance of understanding “Self” and the power to relate intra – personal communication with inter- personal communication.The objective of the workshop was to acclimatize the newbies with the importance of soft skills in the contemporary times and create an awareness of the impending challenges in today’s world. The methodology opted was lecture, case analysis, video reviews and role playing.

4. Visit to Akshay Patra- Mega Kitchen:  As the days progressed our thirst for knowledge increased. ISKCON was our second Industrial visit. Here we saw the functionality of Akshaya Patra a kitchen that produces 9500 meals in five hours every single day. The smooth functionality of this unit was marked by rigid established process. We also understood the logistic aspect of supplying food in time to all government school locations.

 

5. Innovation and creativity Workshop: Innovation and creativity have become mandatory in the present world. Mr.Pavan Soni, an established entrepreneur, and innovation Evangelist conducted an entire day workshop urging us to think and innovate.
Students set out to do the market survey, so as to bring a profitable solution to everyday problems.
6. Industrial Visit to Decathlon: Finally the last industrial visit of the induction program was planned at Decathlon. We got to know about the Supply chain management at Decathlon and how the logistics had to be kept in close check to allow smooth sailing of goods to the retailers.

It was a wonderful exposure that all of us had. This concluded the first week of induction. The next week was awaiting us filled with fun activities that led us to discover ourselves.

Mr. Deepak Justin, Corporate Trainer and a motivational speaker engaged us for the next five days. He was an inspiration to all of us. Over the week DJ expressed to us the importance of being bold and facing the problems up front by giving an analogy of chicken, duck, and ostrich as a demonstration. He prompted us to let go of our stage fear. Icebreaker activity was held where every single person was asked to stand on the stage and talk for three minutes. We could feel the fear vanish and soon the stage became our alley. Role-play was done to demonstrate the core values of a leader; here we learned various types of leadership style which exist ranging from autocratic to charismatic. Then all of us got a chance to show our gratitude to the society by performing CSR activity. Some went to slums to teach the poor, few others broke the social stigma and cleaned public toilets and remaining students spread happiness at an orphanage. All of us had so much of joy for being the reason for someone’s smile. At the final stage of this workshop, we realized how well we have bonded with each other irrespective of existing social diversity.

The final day was concluded by valedictory function, which was all arranged and managed by all of us. Yes, we were transformed and were capable of handling the function all by our self.

We thank ISBR Business School for having taken such initiative that brought wonderful transformation into us.

– ISBR Writer’s & Media Club

PGDM ( 2017- 19)