Guest Lecture by Mr.Pruthvi Nanjappa

There was a guest lecture organized by ISBR for its MBA and PGDM first year students on the 22nd of October 2016, delivered by Mr.Pruthvi Nanjappa.

Mr.Pruthvi Nanjappa, currently the Vice President – Human Resources – India & North America, Ness Technologies, is a very dynamic, open-minded and interactive professional with whom the students felt an instant connect. A 1998 pass-out of XIME-Bangalore with Finance as specialization, he chose to pursue a career in Human Resource and he made it huge there. With a work experience of over 2 decades with giants of the industry like Novell Technologies, ANZ Operations and Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., Intel and Microsoft, he has a vast ocean of knowledge essential for the students aspiring to work with similar companies.

The session begun by the welcoming of Mr.Pruthvi Nanjappa by Dr.Karpagam T. , the acting Dean Academics of ISBR and a short welcome speech by her.

His lecture laid emphasis on simplicity of expressing oneself in the market. He quoted examples from the industry where “people’s perception” can help a company either grow or slow down. The best example given by him was that of Patanjali, the brand that is endorsed by Baba Ramdev. He explained how the brand controlled the reins of the market by endorsing the products through an icon like Baba Ramdev, a very handy name in most of the Indian houses today and how it is sending jitters down the spine of big players like Hindustan Unilever and Procter and Gamble Co.

He also gave an insight of his own personal career where he was not perceived well in the beginning years because he switched his field but how eventually he was successful in changing the perception of those sceptical people and proving his mettle. Persistence is the key to success and of course a strong sense of self-belief.

His lecture was quite magnetic because of the subtle wit he had in his presentation style. He chose live examples from among the students and guided them how they can use their skills and personality to get that extra edge in their career.

Finally, the stage was set open for the Q&A round where the students came up with a few extremely critical and also exciting questions which were answered brilliantly by Mr.Pruthvi. He explained so patiently that most of the students found their solutions without even asking their questions.

Overall the lecture proved to be quite fruitful for the students and the takeaway for them was magnanimous.

 

 

 

Mentorship Challenge 2: Book Review

MBA or PGDM is not just a degree or diploma but it aims for an overall development of a person in all the aspects. ISBR too believes and works accordingly towards the wholesome development of all the students. Book reading habit enriches each and every person and can do wonders. Lessons learnt from a good book cannot be measured and is a treasure.

Recently on 6th October 2016, ISBR organized a Book Review session for the MBA and PGDM students under the Mentorship Challenge -2. These challenges are thrown at the students every alternate week and it focuses on enhancing a student in all aspects. This particular challenge was similar to their previous Movie Review challenge. The objective of the Book Review challenge was to encourage students to review a book of their choice through management perspective.

Each mentorship group from MBA and PGDM batches went through a selection process and total 8 teams each representing their mentorship group presented the detailed review of the book of their choice in front of the jury on the final day. The books selected for the final round were:  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Devil Wears Prada, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Who Moved My Cheese, The Alchemist, The One Minute Manager, You can Win and I bought the Monk Ferrari.  The students presented their reviews in the most creative way possible which included short skits, placards besides the power point presentation. They evaluated the books putting on their management spectacles and mentioned the management lessons learnt from the book. The efforts were clearly visible in their work and each team did an exemplary job.

The eminent jury consisted of authors like Mr. Rajesh, Mr. Mukund and Mrs. Ramya evaluated each review on the basis of opening theme, selection criteria of book, presentation style and team work etc. The book “Who Moved My Cheese” reviewed by Phoenix mentor group was declared as winner amongst the 8 teams.

The event was a great success as jury appreciated the efforts of each team. Everyone especially student got enriched by the learning experience.  It was an evening to cherish for a long time.

Mentorship Challenge 1: Movie Review for the PGDM & MBA students at ISBR

Most MBA students have little time to devote to anything other than their course and even less time to watch movies. However, an aspiring soccer player has seen Bend it like Beckham and most of them who belong to the digital marketing must have seen The Social Network. The point being is that there is a core-curriculum of movies that an MBA aspirant must-see, not just for entertainment, but for experience.

Mentorship Challenge 1: Movie Review

Recently on 17th September 2016, ISBR conducted a MOVIE REVIEW session for the PGDM & MBA students as a part of the Mentorship Challenge to showcase their aptitude in the field of conceptualizing management concepts through entertainment. The mentorship groups from both PGDM and MBA were asked to select movies with the concept of management and give a detailed review of the same. In the pre-selection round, each mentorship group was asked to select the best movie to be presented in the final round.

For an MBA aspirant, some of the movies which were shortlisted hit all the finer points of being a management graduate, including college life, finance, investments, supply chain, entrepreneurship, and ethics. The movies which were shortlisted for the challenge were The Pursuit of Happiness; Fault in our Stars, Ocean’s Eleven, The Good Dinosaur, Invictus, YehJawani Hai Deewani, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year and The Wolf of the Wall Street. Students then came up with the lessons learned; some shared the Entrepreneurship, business ethics, and good managerial outlook, while some spoke about the art of negotiation, teamwork and the attitude to achieve. These movies gave a glimpse of what awaits in the world of business once the MBA degree is in your hand. All in all, the students made a great effort in putting up a good show and their presentations were judged by Industry stalwartsfrom Cinema and Theatre – SuchintyaLal Roy (Director), Seema Roy (Director & Singer), AnjanBhadra (Director), Bhuban Joshi (Director – HR, Hyatt Group) and Mr Mahesh A (HR Head, Radel Electronics). The judge’s final verdict was out and Invictus was judged as the best movie that was been reviewed.

The overall function proved to be fruitful for the students experience as it approached towards their personal or soon to be professional lives that they will live in.

PhD 2016 Batch Inauguration at ISBR

ISBR Business School welcomed its first batch of PhD students on 28th August 2016 at Electronic City, Bangalore Campus.

The function was presided over by renowned personalities from the corporate and industrial sectors along with dignitaries from the management and staff. Mr.S.N Rangaprasad, Director-MSME-Development Institute, was the Chief Guest for the day. The stage was graced with the presence of delegates like Mr.Pallab Bandhopadhyay, a leadership architect, Mr.Karthik Ananth, co-founder- Zinnov & Director-Sukino Healthcare Solutions, Dr.Rajaram Kota,Managing Director-Cyient and Dr.Solomon Suresh, Vice-President-Genpact.

The function started by invoking the blessings of Lord Almighty. As there were some of the best brains present from the industry and of course the research scholars, the aura of the auditorium was beaming and radiant already.

In his welcome address, Dr. Anandaram gave a brief introduction about the concept of research under PhD program and its importance in the modern times.

The Research faculty were welcomed which included Dr.D Narasimha Murthy, with an experience of over 23 years, Dr.Manasa Nagabhushanam, a researcher for the last 10 years, Dr.Ratna Sinha with 16 years of experience, Dr.Noor Firdoos Jahan, with 16 years of experience, Dr. R Soundararajan, with over 39 years of industrial experience and over 5 years of academic experience, Dr.Karpagam T., experienced in supply chain management, Dr.Sudhakar GP, with 22 years of experience, Dr.TK Vijaykumar, Dr.VB Padmanabhan, Dr.R Vijaylakshmi and Dr.Sarabjeet.

After the felicitation of the faculty, all the research scholars were asked to introduce themselves. Dr.S.N Rangaprasad inaugurated the PhD batch 2106 and gave the inaugural address.Dr.Pallab Bandhopadhyay and rest of the dignitaries released the Researchers Handbook & Academic Planner and addressed the audience. After that a series of addresses followed from the rest of the guests. Later Mr.Manish Kothari, Managing Drector – ISBR, made the presidential address.

At the end, Dr. Venkat Prasad proposed the vote of thanks.

ISBR FOUNDER’S DAY – 2016

ISBR Founder's Day

“Rome was not built in a day”…….This very line suggests that any great empire or for that sake an organization or institution can’t be formed in a day. Years of hard work and dedication goes behind the rise of a successful organization. ISBR is also one such institute with a glorious past and a shining future. To commemorate and celebrate its journey, the institute celebrates its Founders Day every year.

On 7th September, 2016 International School of Business and Research celebrated their “ISBR DAY”. ISBR was established on this very day by Mr. Prakash Kothari, Chairman- ISBR and Mr. Manish Kothari, Managing Director- ISBR thus having a significant and special place in the hearts of each and every ISBRian. Interestingly 7th September also happens to be the birthday of Mr. Prakash Kothari which makes the day even more special.

The college organized a cultural carnival from 1st September to 6th September and the entire week was very much alive with various talent showcases in dancing, singing, skits, food without fire, etc.

On 7th September, 2016, ISBR day started with the hosts welcoming all the dignified guests of honour. Sri Amarnath Patil(MLC), Sri MD Lakshminarayana, Smt. Sathya Prabha(MLA & Chairman,Vydehi Medical Institute & Research), Sri K C Ramamurthy(MP, Rajya Sabha), Dr. Vishweshwar Bhat and Dr. B N Gangadhar graced the occasion on this special day of ISBR.

The warm welcome followed by an invocation dance performance by students of the MBA batch. Students time and again have always showcased their potential making everyone amazed but this time it was a little different. A song was written by a faculty member of ISBR and it was sung by the students which made the evening even more beautiful and memorable.

Another highlight of the evening was the awards ceremony for the final year students based on their academic, cultural and sports performances which keeps the students motivated to excel more and more not just in their academics but also in other fields.

The amount of efforts put by each and every student from MBA and PGDM batches in their performances was clearly visible. The evening came to an end with a fashion show which was themed as formal, ethnic, wedding and western. Students as models walked the ramp with confidence and passion in their glittering eyes. The show was applauded and loved by everyone.

It became a memorable day in the history of ISBR and it was a great honor for every ISBRian to be a part of this ceremony and now everyone eagerly waits for the ISBR DAY 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Discussion on GST Bill

On 20th August 2016, ISBR organized a panel discussion on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The panel was graced by the industry experts and academician, Mr. Naveen Raj Purohit, Mr. Sriramprasad and Prof. Kiran Bindu.

The session was attended by all the PGDM and MBA students of 2016-18 batch. The faculty members including Dr. Chandra Niranjan, Dean-Academics were also present during the entire panel discussion.

The discussion started with the focus on how the GST would bring social and economic reforms in the Indian economy. They analyzed the various aspects and implications of GST.

The session continued with the panel speakers sharing their knowledge on GST. They informed students about how the GST will replace all indirect taxes levied on goods and services by the Central and State Governments in India.

Students took great interest and put questions during the Q & A round which were welcomed and answered by the panel. Replying to one such question, the panel further discussed the difference between the current Income Tax and the GST.

It was a great informative session for students as they usher in their professional journey.

Orientation Workshop-‘Create a Story’

Orientation WorkshopISBR Business School conducted an Orientation Workshop ‘ Create a Story’ on 10th August 2016 from 9am to 4pm at Amphitheatre for PGDM / MBA students.

Students were distributed in the groups of 10 each. Each group was given a story and the same was required to be presented through paper cups, giving a visual 3D treat. Simultaneously, groups were required to create a presentation, based on the accorded story.

The workshop was conducted in order to ignite the managerial skills among students through creativity, teamwork, resource management, time management and effective use of intellect. Students also learnt to respect the ideas of others.

The workshop ended with a game with a moral- Together Everyone Achieves More.

Inaugural Ceremony of UG Course BBA Program

 

UG Inaugural Ceremony

BBA Inaugural Cereony

ISBR College recently welcomed the first batch of UG Course students for the academic year 2016-2019 on July 27th, 2016. Inaugural Ceremony was initiated with lighting of Ceremonial Lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana. Mr. Manish Kothari, Founder & Managing Director ISBR, Dr. Anandaram, Sr. Director, Dr. Chandra Niranjan, Dean Academics and Mr.Ajith Kaykeni, Founder of Buoyance Training & Consulting firm graced the occassion. The new batch of the students was accompanied by their parents who were excited and happy to see their children entering a new phase of life.

 A warm welcome address was delivered by Dr.Anandaram, Sr. Director a visionary with rich experience in the field of academics and industry, to the august gathering. He shared the unique features of the Academic program and spoke about life-long learning and development as well as developing leadership skills.

Dr. Chandra Niranjan, Dean-Academics, shared few insights of our BBA course work. She made audience aware about the significance theoretical knowledge blended with industrial exposure.

In his presidential speech, Mr. Manish Kothari Founder & Managing Director ISBR, wished all the success to the new team and urged all the students to actively take part in co-curricular and extracurricular activities. He guided the aspirants saying, ‘Human creativity has increasingly become a group process.’

 Release of Academic calendar:

The UG Batch 2016-19 was inaugurated and the academic calendar was released with great enthusiasm and zeal.

Felicitation of Faculty:

The academic pillars of BBA program were introduced i.e. regular and the expert faculties. Dr. Anandram felicitated the faculty with a bouquet and memento.

The ceremony ended up on a very happy note with all the good wishes of the Chairman, faculty, and others. The students were very eager to participate in the upcoming events and are looking forward for the next session!

 

 

PGDM 2016 Batch Inauguration

PGDM Inauguration

ISBR Business School welcomed its PGDM 2016 batch students and their parents on 30th July, 2016 at Electronic City, Bangalore Campus.

The function was presided over by renowned personalities from the corporate and industrial sectors along with dignitaries from the management and staff. Mr Ravi Raghavan, Chairman Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was the Chief Guest for the day. The stage was graced with the presence of delegates Mr Keyur J Shah, Director, Price Waterhouse Coopers(PWC), Mr Nealesh Dalal, Managing Trustee, J D Institute of Fashion Technology, Dr. Sudarsanam Padam, former Dean Administrative Staff College of India, Mr Raghunandan, Vice President, ELCIA, Mr. Vijay kumar, Vice President WIPRO and alumnus, Mr  Nitin Jain, Goel Group of Industries.

The function started by invoking the blessings of Lord Almighty. The dignitaries enlightened the minds of all by lighting the lamp and spreading the rays of hope.

In his welcome address, Dr. Anandaram gave a brief introduction about the PGDM program and the concept of wholesome development of students.

The chief guest Mr Ravi Raghavan, inaugurated the batch and declared the new session open. He described the four Ps of success being, Passion, Purpose, Perseverance and Patience.

Mr Keyur J Shah, Guest of honor, released the academic planner and addressed the gathering stating his personal experiences and stories of sports personalities to make students realize that there is no substitute for hard work.

The academic diary was released by Dr. Sudarsanam Padam who inspired the students to look beyond the syllabus and become the best citizens of the country.

The flag of camarederie was handed over to the representatives of the batch by the alumnus Mr. Nitin Jain.

The guest of honor, Mr Raghunandan encouraged the students to never stop learning. Also Mr Nealesh Dalal asked students to be honest by stating, “ if you want to be successful , do not lie to yourself”. 

The star invitees of the function Mr Rajesh Reddy, Kirloskar Electrical and Mr Nithin John, Spice Jet were felicitated by Mr Manish Kothari, who in his presidential address gave assurance to the parents that the students of ISBR will never be detached from the string of culture, family and friends. He also explained the concept and power of right mentorship through a beautiful video.

The faculty members were introduced to the gathering by Dr Chandra Niranjan, Dean Academics who concluded with an inspiring quote,” Fight your own battlse and fry your own fish”.

Towards the end, the vote of thanks, on behalf of the Institution, was proposed by Mr. Abbas Ali, Head Placement.