Objective:The Induction Program, for the MBA batch of 2022-2024 of SIBM, Hyderabad was held from June 13, 2022 to June 18, 2022. The objective of the Induction Program was to familiarise the students with the institute, facilities it offers, policies and etiquette of campus life and provide a peek into the corporate world.
Outcome: Students got an insight into the Academic, Co-curricular and extracurricular environment of SIBM-H. Their queries were cleared, they were able to utilise this opportunity to interact and build their network with several guests, corporates, seniors and the esteemed faculty.
SIBM - Hyderabad believes that a student needs to be physically and mentally healthy, which will help them to excel in their academics. Keeping this in view the yoga sessions were conducted for the new cohort of MBA 2022-2024. Each day of the Induction Program commenced with a Yoga Session conducted by Mr. Ashok Vankineni, Founder, Bodhi School of Yoga from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM.
Students participating in the yoga session
June 13, 2022 - Day 1
The Inaugural day program commenced with invocation ceremony. Dr. K P Venugopala Rao, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad, Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, Deputy Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad, Dr. Satya Prasad V K, Head Academics, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad, and the Guests of Honour, Mr. R V G Kulkarni, Life Coach and Consultant, Bliss Infiniti and Mr. A V Sateesh Kumar, MD and CEO, Vaya Finserv lighted the lamp followed by Ganesh vandana.
Lamp Lighting Ceremony
Dr. K. P. Venugopala Rao, Director felicitating the guests of honour
Dr. K. P. Venugopala Rao, Director felicitating the guests of honour
Dr. K. P. Venugopala Rao, Director in his welcome address, emphasized on the importance to explore, analyze and attain expertise. He urged the students to utilize time, knowledge and keep learning but simultaneously balance their time by engaging in various club activities. He was confident that the cohort would sharpen their skills and become corporate ready.
Welcome Address by Dr. K P Venugopala Rao, Director
Mr. Kulkarni sharing his insights with the audience
Next it was the turn of the guest of honor Mr. R V G Kulkarni, Life Coach and Consultant, Bliss Infiniti, to address the batch of MBA 2022-2024. He elaborated on the need to manage a healthy life and a successful career. He suggested that students should inculcate the habit of exercising daily. It would lead to healthy body and a healthy mind.
The next guest of honor to bless the students was Mr. A V Sateesh Kumar, MD and CEO, Vaya Finserv. He spoke on how successful professionals often attribute their achievements to their practical qualities and positive traits. He emphasized on the need for discipline and integrity among the budding managers.
Mr. A V Sateesh Kumar interacting with the students
Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, Deputy Director delivering the Vote of Thanks
Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta,Deputy Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad,delivered the vote of thanks.He motivated all the students to rise to the occasion and excel in their academics and corporate career.
Next it was group picture time for the new cohort.
A group photo with the batch of 2022-24
The session was conducted by Ms. Nidhi Bandaru, Certified International trainer. The objective of the session was to welcome the new batch and create a sense of camaraderie which would lead to inculcation of team spirit among the students.
Students engaging with each other during the ice-breaking session
Ms. Nidhi Bandaru in action
The finale of the day was ‘Twister’, a fun filled student activity which helped them to engage and interact with each other with enthusiasm. It was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.
Student performing a task
The Day 1 of the induction Program concluded with music and dance, cheering up the students.
June 14, 2022 - Day 2
The Day 2 started at 10:00 AM., with a session by Mr. Vishal Shrimankar (Strategic Business Change Manager & Vice President-Multinational Bank) He shared his thoughts on “The Accelerating Pace of Change and What it Means for You” with the batch.
Dr. V. K. Satya Prasad felicitating Mr. Shrimankar
He briefed the budding managers about being adoptable, prioritizing tasks, and collaboration as the key to be successful in the corporate world. He also stressed on creating a culture that fosters the spirit of continuous improvement.
Mr. Shrimankar addressing the students
Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, Deputy Director interacting with students.
Post corporate gyan session, it was the turn of Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, Deputy Director, SIBM- Hyderabad, to address the new batch and provide insights on various departments and their respective functionalities.
Mr. Nicholas Daniel Ross, Head- Corporate Relations & MDP, SIBM, Hyderabad, then briefed the cohort about the placement cell (CAT- Career Assistance Team), the activities done by it and stressed the role it plays in providing career opportunities to students. He also explained about various corporate relation activities conducted by the department of Corporate Relations & MDP.
Mr. Nicholas Daniel Ross interacting with the students
Dr. V.K. Satya Prasad conducting a session
Next it was the turn of Dr. V.K. Satya Prasad, In Charge of Academics, SIBM, Hyderabad, to brief the students about the importance of academics and he stressed on the need to maintain academic discipline, and provided a glimpse about pedagogy of SIBM, Hyderabad.
Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, Dy. Director, SIBM- Hyderabad, took the stage and explained about the examination system in place at SIBM-Hyderabad. He elaborated on the rules related to exams.
Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, next focused on Internationalization which is one of the pillars of Symbiosis he explained about various internalization initiatives.
Research plays a key role in the success of the industry and development of the country. Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta explained the research culture in vogue at SIBM-Hyderabad.
Prof. Hariprasad Soni conducting a session
Prof. Hariprasad Soni, Assistant Professor, Finance, highlighted on the importance of Entrepreneurship and explained about various activities being undertaken by SCEI
Dr. Tanmoy De interacting with the students
Further, Dr. Tanmoy De, Head of Student Activities, SIBM Hyderabad, briefly explained about the student council activities conducted in the campus.
The day ended with student’s participation in Squid Games and GeetOn which were enjoyed by the students.
June 15, 2022 - Day 3
The Day 3 of the Induction Program resumed at 10 a.m., with a session by Ms. Sucheta Rao, SCEW, on the topic of counselling. She requested the students not to stress themselves, keep smiling and urged them to avail the counselling services whenever required.
Ms. Rao interacting with the students
Col. S. S. Joshi (Retd.) briefing the students
Followed by this session, Col. S.S. Joshi (Retd.)., Campus Administrator, Hyderabad Campus took over the proceedings and briefed the students regarding the campus facilities and also briefed about administrative regulations.
Dr. V. K. Satya Prasad felicitating Mr. Sachdeva
Mr. Sachdeva addressing the students
It was the turn of Mr. Sunil Sachdeva (Head of Employee Relations, Asia Pacific - Novartis), to share his views with students. He spoke about the “Success Mantra for Graduates”. He said that hard work, patience and continuous learning are the key to success.
Mr. Tonpe addressing the students
The day concluded with a briefing on Recreation, Wellness and Health by Mr. Krishna Tonpe, Sports Supervisor, SIBM, Hyderabad.
June 16, 2022 - Day 4
The day commenced with an address by Mr. Amit Chauhan, Senior Manager, Invesco on the topic, “Dynamics of the Financial Industry”. He focused on asset management. Mr. Chauhan explained about the various domains involved in the asset management industry, i.e., investment, client oriented and support teams. He gave a brief about region-wise growth, comparing active and passive funds. He ended the session by giving a broad view on the future outlook of the asset management industry.
Mr. Chauhan addressing the students
This experiential session was followed by an informative session on Usage of Library Portal by Mr. Vemula Srinivas, Library In charge, SIBM, Hyderabad.
Mr. Vemula addressing the students
The next speaker was Mr. Sandeep Dalavai, Manager, Human Resources, Concentrix. Who spoke on “Campus to Corporate” journey. He stated that “practical world is different from the theoretical world in many aspects”. He stressed on the need to develop inter personal skills and become tech-savvy and inculcate time. Mr. Sandeep was joined by his colleague Ms. Rasagnya who gave valuable insights on the same topic.
Mr. Dalavai addressing the batch of 2022-24
SIBM Hyderabad has strong alumni base, they help the institution with their valuable insights from their experience in corporate world. The alumni namely Mr. Saathwik Reddy, Batch 2019-21, Mr. Abhijeet Rishu, Batch 2018-20, Mr. A.R.S. Shashank, Batch 2018-20, Mr. R Sriharsha, Batch 2017-19, Mr. Shivendra Singh, Batch 2018-20 and Ms. Srinidhi, Batch 2017-19 visited the campus and address the MBA batch of 2022-2024. They shared their cherished moments of campus life and wonderful stories from their successful corporate experience.
The day concluded with a Musical Night for the batch of 2022-2024.
June 17, 2022 - Day 5
This day commenced with an informative session by Mr. Nicholas Ross, Head - Corporate Relations, SIBM, Hyderabad. He introduced the concept of “Master Class” and explained how this corporate mentorship program has given wonderful results. He exulted the students to take advantage of this unique initiative.
Mr. Nicholas Daniel Ross briefing the students
Dr. Tanmoy De conducting a session
Next it was the turn of Dr. Tanmoy De who addressed the students on the “Nuances of Student Mentoring”. He threw light on how the three types of mentoring i.e., Faculty Mentoring, Corporate Mentoring and Buddy Mentoring enable the students in their development.
This session was followed by Ms. Ekta Singh (CHRO - AGS Health) who spoke on “Lessons Learnt in Corporate World”. Ms. Ekta stated that “Hard work pays off” but “Smart work pays better”. She also focused on the importance of listening skills and encouraged the students to believe on the principle of never giving up.
Ms. Ekta Singh addressing the batch
Followed by this interactive session, Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, Deputy Director, SIBM, Hyderabad and Dr. Tanmoy De, Head- Student Activities, SIBM, Hyderabad, provided insights on MOOCs platform and various courses that students have to undergo during their first semester.
Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta and Dr. Tanmoy De conducting a session
After this enriching and knowledge sharing day, the students were invited to participate in i.e., what’s in the Jar, Fight it Out, Housie and Open Mic student activities.
Students participating in fun-filled activities
June 18, 2022 - Day 6
The final day of the induction program commenced with a session highlighting the importance of NGOs to society and it was elaborated with a case study of Tharuni Foundation. Mr. Raghuveer and Mrs. Mamatha Raghuveer threw light on how the girl child was gradually becoming the most neglected. Mrs. Raghuveer emphasized on how adolescence is the pillar of life and how it is the phase where the rest of an individual’s life stands. They motivated the students to do welfare activities.
Mr. Nicholas Ross felicitating Mr. and Mrs. Raghuveer
Mrs. Mamatha Raghuveer addressing the audience
Mr. Raghuveer briefing the students
The key event of the day was "Meet the Management" from Symbiosis International (Deemed University) which was held in the evening. The event was graced with the presence of Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro-Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) & Principal Director, Symbiosis, Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), and Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Dr. Santosh Aghav, Director, SLS Hyderabad, Dr. K. P. Venugopala Rao, Director, SIBM, Hyderabad, faculty and staff.
Firstly, Dr. Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) was invited to address the students. She exulted students to make use of wonderful facilities in the campus and have a memorable two year stay and make their parents proud.
Dr. Rajani Gupte addressing the audience
Next it was the turn of Hon’ble Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Pro-Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) & Principal Director, Symbiosis, to address the students.
Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar addressing the batch of 2022-24
Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar stated that the “students are the torch bearers of Symbiosis” and “they should keep flag of Symbiosis flying high with their achievements in their professional lives”. She said that Symbiosis is the right place to learn, improve and excel in professional life.
The finale was the message given by Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University). He stated that student should lead a disciplined life and make name for themselves, institution, society and stay healthy.
Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar addressing the students
Dr. K P Venugopala Rao, Director delivering the Vote of Thanks
The event concluded with a vote of thanks, delivered by Dr. K P Venugopala Rao, Director, SIBM, Hyderabad
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