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Silver Jubilee Celebration at SIES College
-Apoorva Shenoy, SIES College of Management Studies
Pre-placement offers usher in hope for mid-rung B-schools
VINAY UMARJI Ahmedabad, 28 August
If the way and kind of preplacement offers (PPOs) which mid-rung B-schools are receiving, could be a hint of things to come. The coming placement season looks at least as good as last year, if not better. PPOs are offered by firms after students have finished their summer internships at their premises. Take the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), for instance. As against 55 PPOs last year, the institute has received 25 offers by now after the students’ summer internships. Similarly, the School of Business Management of SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) University feels though the markets have been challenging, placements at NMIMS have begun on a positive note, displaying support of industry. This year the offers so far are 48, even as NMIMS hopes to soon surpass the last year’s figure of 90. “At JBIMS, we seem insulated from the negative market sentiments. Our recruiters seem impressed by our student interns at their premises. This is visible in the kind of PPOs we have been receiving so far. If not better, pre-placement offers should be as good as last year,” said the placement committee at JBIMS, adding that a batch size of 120 students are eligible for PPOs this year. From among the sectors, the B-school has received PPOs from the likes of FMCG, manufacturing, telecom and banking, among others. At NMIMS, while Goldman Sachs, J P Morgan, Microsoft, HCCB, Wipro, Idea Cellular, ICICI Bank, Cognizant Business Consulting, Cummins, Henkel, Starcom Media West, Genpact and Group M, among others have announced full-time offers so far, many
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more are on the anvil. “Summer internships are structured at our B-school wherein efforts are to orient students towards their choice of sectors and companies. One hundred and forty firms across sectors had offered internships to students of the flagship MBA, MBA Banking, MBA Capital Markets & MBA HR programmes. Recruiters have recognised and rewarded our students time and again for the skills, knowledge and leadership quality which the rigorous learning at NMIMS equipsthem with. The announcement of offers are a testament to the quality of the students and the robustness of the curriculum,” said Debashis Sanyal, Dean, NMIMS Business School. However, mid-rung B-schools accept that market conditions have been tough, with fear of freezing of recruitment. “There are several companies who are planning to freeze recruitments. However, it is yet to be seen how much of that would impact placements this year”, the placement committee at JBIMS stated. Similarly, an institute source at the K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR) said, “Companies are thinking twice about recruitment this year. This is due to the current negative economic condition. Though PPOs have started coming in, how much would it be compared to last year is yet to be seen.” A batch of 400 students at SIMSR had participated in summer internships.
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Mid-rung B-schools, however, accept that market conditions have been tough, with fears of recruitment freezing
month and time 36 years ago when Sir Edmunt Hillary and Tensing Norgay climbed the Everest summit.. Darjeeling. Murad Lala was the first doctor to have conquered Mt. It has also become the first school worldwide to send a team to the Mt. J. Fateh Brar.” -Dr A. Sanwar. 2013 . from director to delegator and from one who demands respect to one who facilitates self-respect. from manager to mentor. 2013 at Shanmukhananda Hall. P.30 a. Along with them. 22 .President of India. a cash price of Rs. Raghav Joneja. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI). felicitated the mountaineers at a function to mark the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of SIES College of Commerce & Economics on 29th July. Dr.the same day. Himachal Pradesh (Prithvi Chahal. SIES College of Management Studies “Creative leadership is exercising the task to change the traditional role from commander to coach. Shanker Dayal Sharma on May 29. This herculean feat has accorded them the claim of being the only boarding school in the world to unfurl the Tricolour and the school flag atop the lofty peak. Shubham Kaushik.led by Col Neeraj Rana (retired).SEPTEMBER 2013 INDUSTRY ON CAMPUS Scaling New Peaks: Silver Jubilee Celebration at SIES College -Apoorva Shenoy. former principal. The team consisted of school students in the age group of 15-17 from Lawrence School. Everest.Sanawar Everest Expedition. Abdul Kalam presented the young achievers a Tanjore painting. SIES College decided to honour the mountaineers because it was inaugurated by the former President Dr. P. the Ex. Guribadat Singh and Hakikat Grewal). J. Sion. Abdul Kalam. Ajay Sohal. 1 lakh along with books on Mount Everest. 1989 at 11. Dr. Everest. Abdul Kalam Bharat Ratna Dr A. Arunima Sinha was the first amputee and differently abled person and city oncology-surgeon of Hinduja Hospital.m. were shortlisted among the volunteers after a gruelling basic mountaineering course at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute.
You will have to pursue the following points if you want to be successful in a group discussion. You should know that you are not really bounded to think in one way.Summarize the discussion effectively.Structure arguments logically. keep track of happenings around the world. make your chance. Hence you should make sure that you have a look at all of them. general knowledge and core competencies are measured through the aptitude test.SEPTEMBER 2013 Knowledge on Campus A Group discussion tests how you function as a part of a team. Make a habit of reading newspapers and magazines. shows a well-rounded personality. however remotely. To prepare for a group discussion. your intelligence. If you have some confusion then you should wait for some time and let the others speak at first. Speak. As a team player. your ability to lead and play in a team is measured in the GD. If you can't get a chance to speak. You are free to think on your own and put forward some new ideas. This is one of the most important things and you could find yourself in difficulty if you do not speak loudly and clearly in a GD. Make sure that you speak loudly and clearly. Initiate. Being aware of current affairs and issues and happenings.Be assertive.Be an attentive listener.Use non-verbal communication to emphasize points. It is good for your chances and also for the GD since new ideas will definitely make it interesting.It's not 'how much' you say.Understand the topic before attempting to contribute. Summarize. Emphasize. Assert.Try and get a chance to speak. Here are some tips for effective participation in a GD: • • • • • • • • • • • Group Discussion Etiquettes – Part 2 Understand.Work continuously towards articulating your ideas into meaningful sentences to make the best impact. When the matter is quite clear and the GD is in midst then you should start speaking with new ideas in mind. Articulate.justify your stand. not quantity matters. Be clear in your speech. if possible. which affect our lives. Involve.Take the initiative to begin the discussion. Quality. You should know what the topic is really about. The points are as follows: • • • • Make sure that you read as much news as possible. but 'what' you say that's important. As an individual.Take active part throughout the GD. watch interesting documentaries and profiles on television to get a wider perspective on issues. 3 . Listen. Structure. Generally the topic is chosen from some of the current happenings.
TCS. Mr. 2013 by the chief guest. Mr. 2013. Mr. HP. Rough diamonds in need of polishing. They visited the Navajeevan Trust. With various classes ranging from social commitment to familiarization with valuable softwares like EBSCO. Chairman. Chandrasekhar Chennaippan. Nokia Pvt. Mr. Mr. Chandrasekar. The visit was to give the students a gist of how blessed they are and to spread the message of peace and humanity. Vijay Anand.HR.HR. Gnanamani Educational Institution conducted “GNAN Corporate Connect 2K13” on Saturday. Asst. Rajagopal. the classes were all equipped with valuable knowledge that will help mold students to transform into future business professionals that the society can be proud of. inaugurated the session by lighting the traditional lamp (Kuthuvilakku).HR. not just because of how smart or talented they are. the college commenced the one week induction program of batch 2013–2015. Without much ado. J. HCL. it requires a great deal of courage and effort. P. Balaji Govindarajan. 4 . in order to excel in the competitive business market. Siva Kumar. Saintgits Institute of Management It is indeed an anticipated moment for every college.. morals that the young generations seem to lack. when a new batch of students arrives. presided over the session and felicitated the gathering. A. Premkumar. K. Joshuva David. Dr. Mr. skills. CTS. to mold and craft students in becoming leaders and above all people with morals. Lenin. Mr. people with great moral values willing to give back to the society what little of that they have learnt. Shashikhanth. but will also enhance their awareness about the world. Sessions conducted on case study analysis will help the students to better analyze situations at all fronts and identify critical areas. They were also given their first taste of the world outside. business awareness. K. Mr. The sessions on public speaking will help students to be motivational speakers with the power to influence a crowd or convey a message with courage. Praveen Kamath. but they are just a handful. the inauguration ceremony was conducted on 1st July. an orphanage in Kottayam. thoughts and attitudes from college level to the corporate level. He mentioned that conceptual knowledge. In addition to this. CEO. This function was mainly conducted to take the student’s ideas. Campus HR. Gnanmani Educational Institution. Dr.Traing & Development. Circulations.HR. Roots Industries. a focused goal and above all a humble heart. TVS Automobiles. CTO. Malaleena. Ltd.Accreditation. The ones who succeed and who reach great heights are those who are polished and roughened through constant labour. VP.HR. Bhuvanesh Kumar. were the resource persons for this function. Gnanamani College of Technology. Manager. Omega Health-care. classes on goal setting and the importance of reading were also conducted. Chairperson. Sampath Kumar. hoping they will all be successful business professionals by the end of their academic career here and above all. Ommen Abraham.HR. Officer. Senior Executive. Synapse Design. Vice Principal. Mr.HR. VPHR. Mr. Gnanamani Institute of Management Studies Arrival of new batch Cristee John. With prayers and wishes. Manager. Vivekanadan. This will not only help the students in their studies and professional careers. Guruvayurappan. J Gate and Prowess. Mr. from time management to stress management. No course is an easy task. Mrs. Head. Head. Everon Education. Head. CGM. Mr. The program was initiated by Dr. Pattabiraman. Principal. Atmel Corporation. Arangannal.Talent Acquisition. Mr. S. Head. Mr. the protected boundaries within which most of us belong or are aware. S. Mphasis. Administrative Officer and Mr. general awareness and practical knowledge were four essential criterias that every MBA student must meet. T. 20th August. Nagan Gouda. Easun Reyrolle. President. They excel. They may be children who are born brilliant. Malayala Manorama. SIM wishes the juniors a happy learning time in Saintgits Institute of Management. AVP.SEPTEMBER 2013 HAPPENINGS ON CAMPUS I N B R I E F GNAN CORPORATE CONNECT 2K13 -J. hard work and passion. Mr. welcomed the guests. Dhamaraj. Mr. It is with such great hopes that Saintgits Institute of Management welcomed the new batch of students for the academic year 2013-2015. M. but mainly because of the effort that an institution puts in. P. CGI. to learn and be taught. These classes not only gave them a footing into the business world but also gave them an idea regarding what is expected of them. Wipro BPO. ahesh Waran.
Rinnie George won the contest and was awarded a sum of Rs. Thousands of college students are finishing internships this month before heading back to their campuses. ITM Chennai 8th August. It’s because of his vision and trust in students that they have reached this stage. Confidence level and maturity level are given a boost. It was the Fresher’s Day celebration. After a small struggle in the corporate world. Prizes were distributed to the winning participants. Fresher” were crowned based on their versatile skills. IBS Ahemdabad also organized the best SIP contest on 27th August. halloween. 2013 was the most awaited day for the fresh batch ‘PGDM 2013-15’ of the ITM family. 7 5 . Everyone starts off with a vision of their ideal job perhaps dream companies too. the dean and head of IBS. the dean and head of IBS Ahemdabad. Vivek Ranga. Prashant Saxena for motivating and helping students to find the best company for SIP. Chennai. etc.SEPTEMBER 2013 HAPPENINGS ON CAMPUS I N B R I E F Fresher’s Day in ITM Chennai -Swarnali Das. and Ms. The celebration commenced with a couple of videos that introduced every member of both 2012-14 and 2013-15 batches. “Mr. The day was filled with fun and entertainment. IBS NTH OF THE MO No one’s career path is a straight line. A vote of thanks was delivered to Dr. but this vision is really just a guess. cowboy and corporate themes. it’s now time for B-schools to declare the best project report. magic show. gothic. individually. Also. and Prof. Freshers as well as students of senior batches participated in various events like solo and group singing and dancing. there was a fashion show put together by the freshers.10. The show was based on retro. 2013.000. Out of 6 finalists. All the students at IBS learned that internships provide high value. The event commenced with a small introduction of alumni judges as well as a warm welcome of Dr. Vivek Ranga. In addition to this. internships are a chance to gain exposure in career fields of interest without making permanent commitment. followed by various individual unique talent performances like junk music. BEST SIP CONTEST -Deepika Manwani. As a career builder. End of internship brings drastic changes in individuals.
they had been responsible and zealous enough to host. Ms. Aarohan Ventures and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) joined hands with the anchor partner Sakthi Group and KCT BS for the 3 days workshop on ‘Ecosystem Development and Building for Social Entrepreneurs’. 2013. To begin with. our faculty team underwent the Re-visioning and Annual Planning 2013-2014. Shyam. ‘Gracious’ was an event conducted to thank some of the stalwarts of the industry and to express gratitude for their help rendered in various internal activities. in the presence of Dr. 7 6 . In addition to the busy schedule of classes. The event was well knit as the students presented their co-curricular skills in the form of skits. V ITM-SIA Business School.SEPTEMBER 2013 HAPPENINGS ON CAMPUS I N B R I E F Kumaraguru College of TechnologyBusiness School -Valliammai. President. Mr. It also goes without saying. The students of ITM-SIA have been busy throughout the month solving case studies and preparing in every possible way for a bright future ahead. Shankar Vanavarayar. Padmaja Iyer. ITM Dombivali Faculty Team in Re-visioning August 2013 was a hectic yet an eventful month for the students of ITM SIA B-school. Principal of SIA College. participate and coordinate events along with their mentors at ITM SIA. Dombivali -Supriya Chatterji. Sople & Mrs. Most of the students turned up to donate blood. that life in the campus is not somber all the while. Another major event hosted in the month of August was the blood donation camp in association with Plasma Blood Bank which was inaugurated by Honorable Chief Guest. The campus has been busy witnessing this all the while! Our college has witnessed many memorable events during the last month (July). along with Mr. were also present at the event. Management Consultant. Each centre of excellence has projected their achievements in the past year to other centres and the future plan too. Meeta Daryani. from where critical discussions have been made for improvisation of existing system and for sustainable growth of the institution. Milind Kelkar. the corporate invitees shared their experiences and focused on the path ahead for the students. The event was hosted and coordinated by the head of corporate relations. V. KCT BS hosted the Annual Planning Meeting at the campus on 5th July. which had been of great help for the students and for the institute. Kalyan and Ambernath. Dr. V. They also stressed on techniques which would be beneficial for the students in dealing with complex cases and challenges. team building techniques through games and many more. Joint Correspondent of KCT. Vidya Srinivas and Ms. students cooperating with each other and helping each other solve and resolve numerous problems. guiding them to become better corporate executives and individuals. A large section of the discussion was based on the way forward for these centres and how NEN and its resources could be better availed and utilised to make the efforts more efficient and rewarding. The meet brought together faculty members from different institutes who were in charge of entrepreneurship initiatives at their campus. The activity was facilitated by Mr. There are pranks played within a group. Industry Association. V. CIIE of IIM Ahmedabad. Dombivali. Campus Director. Mementos were presented to the donors as a token of appreciation. V. both professional and personal. During the event. Sople.
In his concluding remarks. they came up with the event called Mudra Vinimay. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research organizes ‘MUDRA VINIMAY’ -Krishnapriya Yadav Workshop on “Lessons on safe investments for young investors” -Jay Padh. The aim of the game was to encourage students to: • • • Put into practice the knowledge and theory learnt on exchange rates To get some idea of how and when currencies might move Do some analysis into the currencies you hold and those which you are thinking of buying/selling M. M. The top 3 teams were awarded with a cash prize of following: 1st Prize: Rs. and how India was least affected by it because of the saving habit. 1500/2nd Prize: Rs. The aim of this game was to play the part of a currency trader and to trade different currencies to increase the value of one’s currency holding. Shukla’s workshop. H. Dr. one of the prominent institutes of Saurashtra region. He congratulated and thanked the team of faculty members for successfully organizing this workshop. H. delivered the vote of thanks and shared his views on the importance of saving habit in this highly inflating economic scenario. Dr. Head of the MBA Dept. which when translated literally. He also highlighted the benefits of investment in the early stages of life. means ‘Currency Exchange’. Prof. Dr. Shukla with the students. on “Lessons on safe investments for young investors”. 500/- 7 . After having a warm welcome of dignitary by Prof. H. Students actively participated in the question-answer session and also showed an interest to know more about investing and earning while learning. He explained reasons for the crisis of 2008 and 2011. Almost 35 students and 4 faculty members have participated in Dr. Shukla gave valuable information on high saving rate of Indian households. He insisted on the importance of converting this saved money into safe and smart investments which will definitely help new investors to do safe investment in current equity market which also gives tax benefit. L. Gardi School of Management. The event commenced with a display of an interesting short movie about a young investor. Hence. convincing power and having in-depth and updated knowledge about current economic scenario. H. L. The game introduced the key concepts of exchange rates. Director. Sandip Solanki. added one more feather in its cap. Dalmia decided to put to practice the concepts that they learn in the subjects of Derivatives and International Finance. 1000/3rd Prize: Rs. Shukla took the session forward by giving key highlights of Indian and global economic situations. M. and the task was to use the currency market to trade the balance to make this as large a sum as possible by taking a position in different currencies.000. Shukla continues to conduct regular workshops for creating awareness in reputed management institutes of India.SEPTEMBER 2013 HAPPENINGS ON CAMPUS I N B R I E F N. Sandip Solanki. 2013. Gardi School of Management arranged a workshop with Prof. Hitesh Shukla. the students of N. Gardi School of Management. which is 31% v/s the global average of 24%. he put pressure on achieving key skills like effective communication skills.00. The students were divided in teams and were given an imaginary starting sum of Rs. M. 5. of Saurashtra University. and cutting the unnecessary expenses. the workshop continues with light humorous interaction by Dr. Gardi School of Management On 2nd August.
8 . Issue 47 RNI Regn no. Noida Phase .SEPTEMBER 2013 RESEARCH KIT ON CAMPUS The economic slow-down is forcing banks to rethink how they engage with customers. They can take a lesson or two from retail companies that enjoy a stellar brand identity and strong customer loyalty.in Circulation subs_bsdel@bsmail. says an Accenture report Retail best practices can benefit banks 1 Build a trusted environment WHAT BANKS CAN LEARN FROM RETAILERS Adopt a new strategic approach to stakeholder engagement • Shape corporate citizenship agenda beyond ‘green’ • Fire up digital platforms for crowdsourcing involvement 2 Enhance 360° analytics DID YOU KNOW Achieve a holistic view of customer leveraging insights from all sources • Anticipate customer needs with predictive modelling • Understand how to offer by incentive.II. customer-first approach • Define multi-dimensional personas • Continuously test and learn 4 Establish omnichannel distribution Create a seamless. cross-channel customer experience • Offer human touch in every interaction • Make all channels sales & service-capable 5 Activate organisational IT & HR enablers Build a tight-knit sales and service-oriented organisation • Develop employee ambassadors • Identify and promote best practices Source: The RE-banking Revolution: Innovative Practices from Non-Banking Companies That Banks Can Use to Improve Customer Engagement. B-220. Mansi Singh Tel: 1800-11-4300 (Toll free) Marketing firstname.lastname@example.org and printed at M. said they were so bad at money management that once they had to close the store for a day to pay bills. Volume 4. 4 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. NewDelhi . DELENG/2009/29741 Editor A K BHATTACHARYA Customer relations Ms.in © Business Standard Ltd All rights reserved Published from Nehru House. price and channel 3 Re-think customer engagement platform ? Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. UP by Nandan Singh Rawat for and on behalf of Business Standard Limited. An Accenture report.in Tell us what you think of The Strategist Write to us at strategist@bsmail. They had put up a sign: “We’re closed because we’re trying to figure out what’s going on” STAT SPEAK Reach for an analytics-based. co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. Printers.P. integrated.
Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research 9 .” Last date of sending entries is October 15. Initial Margins 7. Answers to last issue of Fun on Campus 1. Name the brand. Renault 6. IKEA 9. LG 8.in. 2013. One lucky winner gets a special prize and the name will be published in the next issue. Indigo Airlines 2. Tata Realty 4. Britannia Winner: Kamlesh Jain. it became critical of the ad industry's reluctance to try new ways of working. For which brand did Unilever make its first attempt at a crowd sourced TV commercial? Though it saved money. Which brand has launched a new line of its products under the name Rushmore? Who uses this baseline: Let the making begin? Whose captive advertising and branding agency is Spark44? “Send the correct answers to campus.SEPTEMBER 2013 FUN ON CAMPUS QUIZ FUN ON CAMPUS 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) What is the portmanteau of recent coinage that describes the behaviour of people more interested in their mobile phones than those around them? This brand uses the slogan "Live Mas" (mas is Spanish for more). Who in the early 1940s said this for his company "What we are is a business process automation company"? Who uses this term "Vergaderziekte" and what does it denote? Name the pioneering company whose NYSE symbol is ‘DDD’ and also one of its inventor co-founders. Ulka 10. shutting himself from all operational activity in what he called "Looking out of the window time". M&Ms 3. Name this ex CEO of a global company who used to spend one hour every day.talk@bsmail. Cargill India 5.