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News @ IBMR

Issue I: Aug-Sep 2013

IBMR Bangalore

Patron: Mr. Manish Kothari (Managing Director) Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Chandra Niranjan (Dean) Senior Editor: Dr. Sabina Zacharias (Faculty – Communications) Consulting Editor: Prof. Partho Ganguly (Corporate Relations) Executive Editor: Prof. Amlan Bhattacharya (Faculty – Marketing)

Editors: Adhiraj Mitra, Syam Sasidharan, Abhilash V. & Evelyn Monica (2012-14 Batch Students)

FIND OUT INSIDE: Yojana & Research Paper Guests at IBMR Industry Visits CSR Activities International Study Tour News @ IBMR – The Official Newsletter of IBMR B-School, Bangalore

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Dr. Chandra Niranjan

Dean, IBMR “High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation” said Jack Kinder. The Editorial team of IBMR brings to you the official newsletter News@IBMR, a record of the year’s events and activities. Flipping through the pages, you will find the sincere attempt of the students to chronicle their life and times at IBMR. Excellence comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, looking after the smallest detail and going the extra mile beyond the call of duty. As you glance through the pages of News@IBMR you will realize that, this is exactly what we've tried to follow at IBMR.

My gratitude to my colleagues and my students for their contributions towards bringing out a newsletter with a difference. Garnering the resources, compiling them and presenting it to you in its present form needs a lot of effort. We congratulate our editorial team of faculty and students for their tireless effort. While accepting it with all its strengths, do let us know where we lack, so that next time we come back bigger and stronger. Happy reading and reminiscing! Good luck to News@IBMR!

Yojana & Research Paper

The Winning Team (above) & 1st Runners-Up (below) with the judge Mr. Diwakar Kaiwar

Yojana marks a significant milestone in the academic journey of IBMR. Yojana is a much awaited event and is IBMR’s pride - the annual business plan and research paper presentation competitions. Fondly called as ‘the battle of ideas’, it is a prestigious inter college event where teams compete for the coveted prizes sponsored by corporate in the categories of ‘best business plan’, ‘the winning idea’ and the ‘most creative presentation’. This year the prizes were sponsored by Mr. Sreedhar of Asha Health Care, Mr. R.P Shetty of Centrum, Ms. Manju Bhatia of Manjusha Infotech, Federal Bank. AVIVA Insurance and MINT sponsored the rolling trophy for the event. Yojana is a platform which provides immense learning experience to the participants, provided by industry experts who grace the eminent judging panel. This year, we had Chief Guests Mr. Diwakar Kaiwar, Founder & Director, Pravaa Info System and Mr. Ravindra Krinshnappa, Angel Investor and Product Startup. A significant part of Yojana is the research paper presentations by the IBMR students. The best papers are chosen after stages of screening and tough competition in which the students take part diligently and enthusiastically at every stage. This year saw some noteworthy papers covering a wide spectrum from strategic management to real estate and exploring ideas like ‘Can the Mumbai Taxiwallahs learn best practices from its dabbawallahs ?’ to ‘ How can Mass Customization be used to promote inexpensive brands?’.

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Guests at IBMR IBMR strives to bridge the gap between the industry and academics through its industry interface programmes. Industry experts, corporate leaders, successful entrepreneurs, eminent personalities from various walks of life are invited to deliver guest lectures and share their valued experience with our management students. The list of our esteemed guests who honoured us with their presence at our events and functions were:               

Major Bhargava ,HR and Administrative, Valdel Ms. Manju Bhatia, Manjusha Infotech, Mr. Parvinder Grewal, South Business Head, HDFC Ms. Suni A.S, Madhukar, IITD Mr. Diavspati Bhatt, Cushman and Wakefield Ms. Rakshan Muneer, Onmobile Global Ltd Ms. Uravashi Malhotra, Director, L&D CCD Mr. B.S.Murthy, Leadership Capital , CEO Mr. Vikas Saxena, CEO, Professional Expertise Group Mr. Roshan M.R., ING Vysya Bank, Area Manager Mr. B.Mehta , Zodiac Co Ltd, Manager Mr. Prashanth Hebaar, Senior Editor, Cyber Media Ms. Meer Palassery, Assistant Manager, CCD Ms. Sundeep Shenova, Leela Group, GM - HR Mr. Sampath Kumar, Anexas Consulting services

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Dr. Ganasoundari, MD, Anexas Consulting Services Mr. Shripati Acharya, Co-founder - Snap Fish Mr. R.P.Shetty, Vice President, Centrum Group Mr. Ravindra Krishnappa, Active Investor - IAN Mr. Diwakar Kaiwar, Founder, Pravaa Infosystems Ms. Deepti Kamath, Manager - BD, Centrum Mr. Sampath Kumar, Director – HR India Operations, B Aratti Software AG Mr. R.Sriram, Associate Director, J.M.Financials Mr. Tapan Kumar Das, Strategy Recruitment Manager, Aviva Life Insurance Mr. T.E.Manikandan, Manager Circulation, HT Media Mr. Atul Bengeri, Industry Manager, Intel Technology Mr. Ranjan Ghoshal, Mareech Advertising Mr. Krishna Byre Gowda, MLA Mr. Bhanu Potta , Nokia, Global Product Manager

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IBMR MD Mr. Manish Kothari in conversation with Mr. Ravindra Krishnappa                    

Mr. Sanjay Handu, Director, Tyco Electronics Mr. Abraham , Cybermedia Mr. Nihar Ameen, Swimming Coach Mr. Arjun Goutam, Director, Tennis Excellence Ms. Povamma, Athlete Mr. Rehan Poncha, Aquatics Dr. R.Gandhi , Sports Authority of India Dr. M Stalin Nagarajan, Sports Authority of India Mr. Arjun Devaiah , Director, Abhimanyu Academy Ms. Manuja Veerapa, Deccan Chronicle Mr. B.Mohan Kumar, Tristed Techonolgy Soultions Mr. Rajaram Pai Head HR , Pantaloon Retail India Dr. G.V.Guruprasad , Commandant General , Home Guards Mr. Omprakash.S, Technology Consultant ,UIDAI, Planning Commission , Govt of India Ms. Madhura Chatrapathy , Social & Business Entrepreneur Mr. Shankar Bidari, Former Director General & Inspector General of Police, Karnataka Mr. Krishna Kumar, CEO and MD, Mindtree Consulting Mr. Vasudev Murthy, GM, Wipro Consulting Ms.Kavita Iyer, Mingle Box Mr. R.M.Sudhakar, Net Soft

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Industry Visits

IBMR students at Coca-Cola (left) & at Infosys (right) IBMR organizes real life learning through the regular industry visits. In the last year, we had several visits to industries which play a major role in putting the theories learnt in the classroom in the right perspective, through the hands-on experience that these visits provide. Some of the noteworthy industry visits were: Visit to Hindustan Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, Bidadi: This visit gave the students ample opportunity to see how the plant manages the processing, packaging, & bottling of its products - Coca Cola, Maaza and Thums Up. The students were taken through a complete channel of stations on the filling station with the supervisor explaining each of the processes. Visit to Infosys: The full-day visit at Infosys took students to a new world of ‘services sector’, taking a break from usual factory visits with manufacturing sector companies. Students were shown the history of Infosys, how it expanded globally and gave a world-class organization to India in the IT industry. Visit to BPL Technovision Pvt. Ltd: The Visit to BPL, Bangalore gave an opportunity to the IBMR students to understand the various stages of production involved, from procuring raw materials to quality control. Students also got an insight into the various aspects of production especially, the factory layout, product demarcation and safety measures.

Sports Day Students at IBMR will definitely agree that sports are an integral part of IBMR. Indoor games like Table tennis, Carom & Chess are a permanent fixture in our cafeteria and they are ideal stress busters for our students. IBMR also organizes intra-college events & we had a gala sports meet in April with a day of sports events like football, cricket & athletics. Staff & students enthusiastically took part and cheered the participants.

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International Study Tour To meet the dynamic and diverse demands on business and industry in the age of globalization, our MBA students need to be prepared and equipped to lead in a global, cross cultural world. IBMR gears up to these real world demands through the international study tours. We have had batches of our students visiting countries like Singapore, Malaysia and the UAE. The students got immense opportunity to observe first-hand global business by meeting the business leaders and learn how to develop and execute their strategy and manage international business. The students also experienced and understood the culture and lifestyle of these countries which are valuable lessons in future cross- cultural communication that their jobs would demand.

Students (above) & IBMR Dean Dr. Chandra Niranjan (below)

The noteworthy places visited in the UAE, Singapore and Malaysia were: Dubai-Skyline University College (SUC) Sharjah-CONMIX Ltd. Ajman Free Trade Zone China Mall Singapore New Water Treatment Plant Sentosa Island Hi-Fi Bread factory University of Malaya

Experiential Learning Genting Island

Mr. Edward Lawrence’s session in full swing

The workshop on Experiential Learning was meant to give students the experience of real life crisis scenarios and ways to deal with it. The dynamic facilitator Edward Lawrence gave a CRISIS situation of an earthquake and asked to optimally allocate the resources. Three simple rules were to be practiced: (1) Whatever happens in CRISIS stays in CRISIS, (2) In order to make learning happen, everybody has to participate & (3) Create a whole lot of experience, break it and discuss it so that others can also learn. The students enjoyed stepping out of their comfort zones and learning the elements of conflict management, time management & effective communication.

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CSR Activities IBMR believes strongly in the need to integrate academics with social outreach and awareness activities which will mould our students into responsible citizens. IBMR students participated in the activities of the not-for-profit organization Janaagraha’s campaigns to enable citizen participation in public governance. The ‘I paid a bribe campaign’ was meant to convey the message of not paying bribes to the general public and the IBMR students took part, spreading the message verbally and through posters in the areas of Koramangala, Jaya Nagar, JP Nagar etc. The IBMR students’ group, during the visit to National Association of the Blind, was acquainted with the training centres for imparting mobility and vocational training to the visually challenged. The students handed over the supply of grocery to the Association and some sweet packets as a token of their appreciation for the NGO. They also promised to visit again and extend any volunteer service in future. IBMR also arranged a Blood-Donation Camp and large number of students became a part of this noble act.

Faculty Meet The IBMR Faculty met for a detailed exchange of ideas, presided by Dr. Chandra Niranjan, Dean – IBMR, on the upcoming events and newer methodologies of delivering various subjects in the coming academic session. Each faculty shared his/her professional achievements, research accomplishments and the faculty were applauded for their contribution towards shaping IBMR. News @ IBMR – The Official Newsletter of IBMR B-School, Bangalore

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Cultural Events IBMR, as is the tradition, is always enthusiastic in celebrating festivals like Navratri, Dusshera and Ganesh Puja with the gaiety and fervour befitting the occasion. Navratri and Dusshera began with the traditional ceremony where the staff and students invoked the blessings of Goddess Durga. The auditorium then transformed into a dandiya floor, with the IBMR family dancing away to the rhythm of traditional music and songs. On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, we sought the blessings of Ganesha in all our endeavours. The ensemble for the occasion was ethnic and everybody had refreshments which included traditional cuisines. We had an early Christmas celebration to usher in the spirit and good cheer of the season and the joy of the New Year. IBMR always thinks ‘out of the box’ and one such event was the ‘Cook without Fire’ which brought out the creative and culinary skills of our students.

Snippets from IBMR’s vibrant Cultural Events

IBMR had a gala Annual Day function at Unnati Hall which saw a dazzling display of talent, fun and frolic. Students mesmerized the audience with a fashion show and a wide array of dances from retro to fusion. The grand finale was the alluring performance by a popular fusion band ‘Aghor’.

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Special thanks to Ms. Poornima, Mr. Shekhar, Mr. Preejith & Mr. Vinay for supporting the Editorial Team.

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