Kirloskar Institute of Advance Management Studies (KIAMS), Harihar, observed the Induction and Orientation process held for students of PGDM batch B21 from 18th June 2018 to 22nd June 2018.
On 18th June 2018, the orientation process was inaugurated with the welcome address by Mr. Mahesh Revankar, Head-Admin, KIAMS, followed by the lighting of the lamp by Dr. V.S. Pai, Director, KIAMS, Mr. M.S.S. Sharma, AVP, JSW Steel and other dignitaries, and then, Saraswati Vandana sung by school girls. Then the students and their parents were honoured to be addressed by Dr. V.S. Pai and the Chief Guest Mr. M.S.S. Sharma. Dr. V.S.Pai was invited to the stage and he enlightened the students of the values and principles, this prestigious institute works upon. Mr. Sharma spoke about where the students need to focus during the two valuable years of their lives. Succeeding the latter, the students and their parents were then introduced to the employees of KIAMS. Afterwards, the parents of the students had a meeting with the faculty members and their queries were cleared, if they had any.
On the second day of the orientation process, students got the pleasure to be addressed by Mr. Ajay Gupta, Unit Head and Senior President, Grasim Industries Limited, Dr. Allen Roy, Head of Analytics, Mashreq Retail Banking, and Mr. Jagadeesh Manupati, MD, Sagarsoft. Mr. Gupta spoke vividly about the work culture in corporate, time management at work, and efficiency in production. He had a unique way of distinguishing URGENT from IMPORTANT. He also introduced us to a keyword of his liking, ie., “BOSSTOMER”. Mr. Roy explained the modern era of intellectual capitalism, discussed digital era of marketing, internet of things and artificial intelligence. He explained how everything we do has some intellectual value and it is all a story. He had a very different perspective of otherwise mundane aspects of economics and marketing. Mr. Manupati interacted with the students and distinguished the concepts of Managers and Leaders. He also introduced the students to a rare management activity, that of 'DOWNDATING' a company. This was succeeded by presentations from administration, academic, and placement departments. Followed by the presentations, the students had an assessment of the pre-reads they were assigned a day before. The pre-reads were articles focusing on different facades of management and leadership. After the assessment, the students had a cricket session organised by faculty members Dr. Chetan G.K. and Prof. Ashok Kumar.
On the third day of the orientation process, the students were privileged to meet and hear from KIAMS Alumni Members including Mr. Murugesh Chetan, Regional Business Head, Kidevento Education and Research, Mr. Sambit Pani, Analytics Advisory Manager, Accenture, and Mr. Zargar Basharat Abbas, Founder and CEO, Enthusionz. Mr. Murugesh spoke about the importance of hard work and how it always yields a fruit. He connected students with the spiritual world and shared various life-changing values especially the ones that transformed him and backed his way of looking at things. Mr. Pani spoke about the value of teamwork and how to identify a perfect team player and his attitude. He had a concept that he explained to the students, ie. 'Learning and Unlearning'. Mr. Basharat spoke about how everybody can be an entrepreneur and how his journey was from being a student to becoming an entrepreneur. He says risk-taking is very important for a business. He also emphasises the importance of networking. The alumni, through their past experiences, advised on career betterments and answered the students’ queries. Followed by the alumni interactions, the students then attended a workshop on communication which was very helpful as communication is an important managerial tool. Mr. Sagar, the speaker, talked about mental traps and perceptions, barriers in the processing of information and communication, the psychology of a learner and how it makes a good manager. At last, he showed how confidence and delivery of speech make all the difference with the help of mock interview exhibits.
International Yoga day was celebrated in KIAMS on 21st June 2018. The Yoga session was followed by the presentation of Overnight Analysis of Case Studies given a day before and an open quiz conducted by Prof. Vinay Bhushan. The open quiz was succeeded by an ice-breaking session where all the students got to know each other in a fun way and welcomed one another to the KIAMS family.
The orientation process came to an end on 22nd June 2018 with outbound activities organised for the students. This day taught the students the values of CO-ORDINATION, TEAMWORK, TRUSTWORTHINESS, RAPPORT, OUT-OF-THE-BOX improvisation and CHALLENGES - accepting and delivering. The new batch was divided into three groups namely, Royal KIAMS, Zenith and Phoenix. Several activities went on for the whole day and then the winning team was finally announced. Royal KIAMS won the outbound activity session.
The orientation process held in these five days laid a foundation with the students’ career. It inculcated a feeling of pride and honour in the students’ minds to be a part of the KIAMS family and take its legacy forward.
Derived from the Sanskrit word 'Yuj', yoga is an ancient practice that is the union of one's mind and body. It connects the body, mind and spirit through various body postures, meditation and controlled breathing. KIAMS practised yoga in celebration of the International Yoga Day on 21st June 2018 and garnered an overwhelming participation from the students.