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AVANCE - 2016

September, 2016

Managing Human Resources is the key to managing the future. The future managers of Department of Management Studies from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, had taken an initiative to conduct a two-day Human Resource Conclave-AVANCE 2016 on 10th and 11th of September 2016, by inviting some of the prominent personnel from varied corporate sectors, to throw light on specific futuristic requirements in Human Resources and to share their perspective on efficient utilization of people.

The first day started with Mr. K. Y. Ravi Kumar, General Manager(HR), Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Limited, who addressed on ‘Performance Management’ from the basic definition of productivity and Jung’s theory to the realization of human potential, to highlight the importance of feedback in performance management. Mr. Rajendran Dandapani, Director of Engineering, ZOHO Corporation, enlightened the students on ‘HR perspective of ZOHO Corp’ by giving a glimpse through what ZOHO is interested in perceiving from employees and company’s work culture, along with ZOHO University’s motto to empower students. Mr. Anupam Bharteeya, Vice President, Insights and Data, Capgemini, imparted knowledge on ‘Analytics and its influence in HR domain’ by illustrating qualitative and quantitative entities of employees with numerical data. Ms. Lavanya, HR Manager, Caterpillar Inc., brought the importance of ‘Inclusion and Diversity’ to limelight, with crisp thoughts on need for diversification and encouraged a healthy discussion on ‘Women leaders’ and ‘Recruitment Discrimination based on gender’.

The 2nd day of the conclave commenced with presentation given by Mr. Venkatesh Kanna, Senior Project Executive, IBM, discussing the ‘Future of work and Workplace’, to give insights on forecast regarding future working environment. Mr. Sriram Mohan, Ex Vice-President, HDFC, gave his views on ‘People Management’ highlighting the need to value each employee and his/her contribution towards the company along with motivational factors and delegation of work in banking sector. The conclave’s last presentation was given by Mr. Senthil K, Director (Products), Freshdesk, who threw light on replacement of performance meetings with feedback meetings, goal oriented systems and success of start-ups.

The students of DoMS found the perceptions of every speaker to be strongly appealing and hope to learn from other various personalities of the corporate sector to feel the taste of Management before actually entering the scenario, to keep themselves abreast.



February, 2016

On 6th of Feb, Prabandh the annual management conclave of DoMS started with aplomb. With the ever changing corporate world and economic conditions, it is important to stay updated. Taking this into account, the Guest Lecture committee decided that Prabandh 16 would focus on current and future trends in the corporate world. Prabandh 16 was meticulously planned from the start. The speakers were invited from different sectors in the corporate world, to make the conclave all encompassing.

The event started with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp, by Dr. V. J. Sivakumar, Head of Department, DoMS, NIT Trichy, by Professor Dr. G. Kannabiran and other esteemed speakers of Prabandh. The event was graced by Dr. G. Muruganantham, Dr. K. Nigama, Mrs. Shoba, other staff members, and the students of the 36th and 37th batch of the Department of Management Studies. Dr V.J. Sivakumar and Dr.G. Kannabiran gave a brief speech on the need to keep track of the new trends in corporate world. They also shared their valuable insights on the topic. The speakers for Prabandh 16, were leaders in their respective fields. The first speaker Mrs. Dhamayanthi N, Associate VP – TechCEED (HCL), spoke about technology trends and new business models, by citing numerous examples. Mrs Dhamayanthi who has worked for several years with HCL, also spoke about the emerging domain of HR analytics and IOT (Internet of Things).
Mr. Varadarajan Srinivasan, VP (Navitas), spoke about the developments in pharmaceutical industry and about India's large generic drug market. He also spoke on the emerging trends in IT consulting and about the potential in a Domain niche field like Life Sciences. Mr. Mohit Mathur, Director- Business Transformation, FLIPKART, spoke on creation of value for customers, and why we create it. Strategy Execution and OKR (Objectives and Key results) and other trends emerging in the corporate world were also discussed. Lastly, Mr Sanjai K, Regional Head (Asia Pacific) SAP Solution Delivery Centre, also an alumnus of our very own DoMS, gave a motivating speech on corporate leadership, interjecting many experiences he had had, in his long successful corporate career. All the speakers dedicated time for Q&A after their respective speeches and graciously answered all the questions posed by DoMS students.
The official yearly newsletter of DoMS-NITT, "Pronto" was also released on the day. The session ended with DoMS students presenting a brief seminar on "New business models in emerging markets". Prabandh 16 gave DoMs students an understanding of the changing trends in the corporate world. The interaction sessions, allowed the students to deepen their knowledge and clarify their doubts in different corporate sectors.

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