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Utkrishta 2018, the Management Conclave of Institute of Management, Nirma University, was organized by four prominent clubs of IMNU namely: Niche - the Marketing Club, Imprintz - the HR Club, Optimus - the Operations Club and Finesse - the Finance Club of IMNU. The Conclave commenced at 9:30 AM on 9th August, 2018 with the theme, “Contemporary Business Management Practices: Opportunities and Challenges”. The industry is undergoing numerous changes and these changes don’t take place in silos. As prospective managers, it is important that the students are well versed with changes in the highly dynamic corporate environment. Thus, the conclave sought to acquaint students with the ever evolving cultures in the aforementioned domains.

The inaugural address was delivered by Mr. Sameer Desai, Chief Strategy Officer, Brand Launch Centre & CEO, Seagull Branding & Advertising Services. He made us rethink what business brands are really in. He talked about three core questions in brand building: ‘What is the obvious truth that your brand is based on?’, ‘How many prosumers do you really need?’, ‘Does your brand have an idea that the prosumer will champion?’. He highlighted the role of word-of-mouth in advertising. Mr. Desai said, “Products have rationals, brands have emotions.” He also described how advertising has changed in the 21st century and how packaging, pricing, purchase experience, people policy and profit policy play an important role in contemporary advertising.
After the inaugural address, the enthusiastic students geared up for the second session. Mr. Narayanan K. S., Independent Advisor in the Food and Beverages Industry, then began the session on the tone set by Mr. Sameer Desai. He spoke on the theme of ‘Food Services: B2B Marketing’. He said that the challenge of de-commoditization consists of transforming the focus of an organization from the ‘Best product, Lowest Price’ to ‘Total Customer Solutions’.
Commencing the next session, Mr. K Aayush Mazumdar, CMO at MeraEvents spoke about the History, Present and Future of Marketing. He began by exploring the origins and definition of marketing.

The fourth session was addressed by Ms. Manisha Kelkar, Head Corporate HR, Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd. The theme of this session was ‘New Age Talent Management’. She made the session interactive by bringing up three cases posing open ended questions to the audience on what is changing for organisations.

After the Marketing sessions got over, Operations Area speakers’ sessions kicked in with the first speaker Mr. Manikandan Murugesan, Head India Supplier Quality & Zero Defects Program, Supply Chain, Civil Aerospace Operations, Rolls Royce India Pvt. Ltd. The theme for this session was ‘Path Breaking Practices to achieve Zero Defects’.
The second speaker for the Operations session was Mr. Bhanu Pratap Singh, National Head, Buying and Merchandising, Reliance Retail Limited. His session was based on ‘Retail Operations & Merchandising Innovation’.
The session by Mr. Singh was followed by Mr. Muralidhar Pundla, Director-Quality, The Akshaya Patra Foundation, who addressed the audience on ‘Quality Management - The Akshayapatra Way’.
The last speaker for the day was Mr. Anil Patel, Sanand Plant Head, Ford Motor Company. The theme for the session was ‘Operations and Production Management Issues’.  
The first address of Day 2 of the Management Conclave was delivered by Mr. Ritesh Chavan, Co-Founder of The Money Roller. He made the students understand the importance of proper research if one wants to be successful in the field of financial markets
Following the first address, the students geared up for the second session by Mr. Mitesh Desai, Vice President at Mizuho Bank. He began the session by explaining various products in the field of banking. While giving an overview of the banking products, he explained Trade Finance, Retail Banking & Banking Operations.
Commencing the next session, Mr. Hrishikesh Deshmukh, CFA & Alumnus of Institute of Management, Nirma University, spoke about ‘Impact of Disruptive Technologies like Blockchain and Automation on the Financial Sector’. He gave the example of Google Duplex to explain how new technologies have started transforming businesses across all sectors, and can potentially create new job opportunities. After this, Mr. Deshmukh moved on to explaining blockchain, and specifically Bitcoin. He explained all the aspects of it, starting from its origin, all the way up to its applications and career opportunities in the field.
The fourth session was addressed by Mr. Apoorva Vora, Founder & CEO at Finolutions Wealthcare LLP. The session was based on “Changing Dynamics of Private Wealth Management.”
The valedictory session of the Management Conclave was addressed by Mr. Pratik Modi, Senior Director (Head of Technology India), S&P Global. His session was based on ‘Artificial Intelligence & Robot Based Intelligence’.

  • August 20, 2018

The learning curve is also the earning curve, says Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & M.D., Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore

Ahmedabad, April 24, 2018

Nirma University held its 25th Annual Convocation Ceremony today at its premises. 604 students were awarded degrees as part of the convocation. In his words of encouragement, Chief Guest Shri Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore, said that, “The learning curve is also the earning curve,” and your augmented proficiency will help you to climb the corporate ladder faster. You should gain access to learning opportunities that your organization offer or take a course online, search for an expert video or podcast to learn a quickly needed skill that fit your individual needs and schedules".

Around 22 Ph.D. students, 252 MBA students (Full Time), 49 MBA students (Family Business & Entrepreneurship), 48 Five-Year BBA-MBA Integrated students, 1 BBA student, 105 B.A. LL.B. students (Hons.), 57 B.Com. L.L.B. students (Hons.), 55 BBA L.L.B. students (Hons.), 3 Master of Law (LL.M), 4 B. Tech. students, 1 Diploma student, 3 M. Tech. students, and 4 M.Sc. students were conferred degrees. Dr. Karsanbhai K Patel, President  of Nirma University, presided over the function.

Addressing the students, Mr. Hota said “First-time managers need to learn how to reallocate their time so that they not only complete their assigned work but also help others perform effectively. You cannot allocate all of your time to seizing opportunities and handling tasks yourselves. You need to shift from doing work to getting work done.”

In his encouraging words, Mr. Hota said, “You should not feel depressed if you seem to be falling behind, it’s not just your time yet! You should not compare yourselves to everyone else. What tomorrow holds in store for you, you would not know! The important point to remember is that you have chosen your own path. Along that path you would choose your own way. Everyone has something different and unique in them and you won't reach where you want to be, all at the same time. You therefore, need focus more on the outcomes, i.e. creating meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives for yourselves. And also learn to use that to make an impact; a difference in the lives of others and the society. That is true success.”

As part of convocation ceremony special awards were given to outstanding and dedicated students of Nirma University as an appreciation of their hard work. A total of 24 scholastic medals were awarded across various categories — First, Second and Third rank (overall), First rank (each specialization) as well as special honours to outstanding students (each programme). The medals were bestowed by the honorary Chief Guest.

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  • April 25, 2018

Twenty Fifth Convocation of the University  will be held on April 24, 2018 from 6.30 pm onwards.

Chief Guest: Shri Deepak Kumar Hota, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore

During the Convocation, the degrees shall be conferred to the students of Institute of Management and Institute of Law, in addition to Ph.D students of the University. The degrees shall be conferred by Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel, The President of the University.

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  • April 20, 2018


Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU) takes pride in announcing its accomplishment by attaining SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System) accreditation for five years by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), an international association, and a "SAARC Recognized Body. IMNU is now in the league of global B-Schools through its SAQS international accreditation which reflects institute's continuous quality improvement system bench-marked with the leading global B- schools in the world. 

 

 

  • January 06, 2018

Aarohan 2017 the Management Conclave of the BBA-MBA Five Year Integrated programme of IMNU, was organised by AdityaVat - the Co-Curricular Committee of BBA-MBA. The conclave commenced at 9:30 am on 21st December, 2017 with the theme ‘VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) in Contemporary Business’. As prospective managers, it is important that the students are well versed with the dynamic nature of the business world and are well equipped to meet the challenges that come along with it.  The Conclave sought to cherish the life journey of individuals who have made a mark in their work domains.

The first speaker was Mr. Swarup Pandya, CIIE, IIM-A, who spoke about start-ups and the various challenges and opportunities involved. The second speaker was Mr. Preet Shah, CEO of Molkem Ltd. He spoke about the international expansion of Molkem Ltd. He stressed on the fact that both tangible and intangible factors play an important role while dealing with the uncertainties. The last speaker of the first day was Mr. Sanjay Chakroborty, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Essksee Consultancy. He spoke about the Indian customer profile, using customer behaviour and customer insights as the background.

The second day, 22nd December, 2017 began at 10:00 am. The first speaker of the day, Mr. Sukhwinder Singh, is an alumnus of IMNU, and is currently the CEO of Football Project – Vedanta SESA Goa Iron Ore. He has been involved with the football industry for the past 15 years. The second speaker of day two was Mr. Abhishek Desai, from the field of entrepreneurship. Mr. Abhishek Desai, co-founder of DigiCorp and CEO of CricHeroes. The third speaker, Ms. Kinnari Desai, the Chief Coordinator at Blind People’s Association belonged to the domain of social work. The fourth and final speaker for the day was Ms. Shruti Chaturvedi from the domain of entrepreneurship. She is the founder and Editor at Chaaipani was the closing speaker for the Conclave. At a young age of 23 years, she has captured the attention of readers across the nation with her storytelling skills. She started by sharing the real story behind the glamorous looking world of entrepreneurship. “Problems are just as big as you make them to be” were her words of wisdom regarding the hardships one faces along the path.

With this, the two day conclave reached its conclusion. 

  • January 02, 2018