Highlights, School of Business, Kochi
MBA Programme, Amrita School of Business, Kochi welcomed the new batch on July 19, 2013. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Joseph Korah, Director and Centre head- Cognizant Technology Solutions, Cochin.
Amrita school of Business, Kochi organized a one day Case study workshop on 7th June, 2013. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Nagendra Chowdary, Director AEGIS Global Academy and Consulting Editor at ICFAI University Press.
Dr. Nagendra Chowdary, in his capacity as the Founding Head and later Dean of IBS Case Development Centre, have guided around 2800 case studies which are bought by the best B schools across the globe making the IBS Case Development Centre, Asia Pacific’s largest repository of Management cases.
Ms. Manisha Lewis, Chief Training Officer for Corporate and Industry relations and co-ordinator for Sanskrit Intensive Retreat at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Amritapuri Campus conducted a Soft Skills Workshop for Faculty on 08th April 2013.
Inauguration of the two day National Level Asthra B-FEST, organized by Amrita School of Business, Kochi was held on 7th January 2013, Monday at 10:00am presided by Swami Amritakripanandapuri; Honorable Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Mr. G. Karthikeyan; Dr. S. Krishnamoorthy, The Registrar of Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham; Dr. Prem Nair, AIMS Medical Director and Prof. Sunanda Muralidaran, the Chairperson of Amrita School of Business, Kochi.
The Honorable Speaker inaugurated the Leadership Summit and stressed on the need for building and acquiring trust as one of the main factors to be a successful leader. Trust sustains everything in life for long. An Individual’s ability should prove to be beneficial to both himself and his society. Ability to make decisions in stressful and demanding times also determines a Leader’s ability. It is not just the education or inheritance, but the leadership ability that makes the difference. Listening to others is a skill that has to be practiced for better team work and its co-ordination along with common sense. People vote those candidates who prove to be trustworthy, understanding and sensible. Mata Amritanandamayi Amma is one of the greatest role models as world renowned Leader.
Mr. K. Jayakumar, Retired Chief Secretary of Government of Kerala and Vice Chancellor of Malayalam University focused on the need to avoid fragmented vision and replace it with vision that should be enlarged and comprehensive in nature. Unethical practices do not provide long term sustainability. Thus one must strengthen their own character with more emotional quotient than intelligence. Being human and avoiding ego-driven decision making brings about success.
Dr. Debashis Chatterjee, Director of IIM-Kozhikode said that the true Leaders follow their own convictions and values as they have high levels of self-awareness. For such leaders, degree of comfort with themselves is critical. They are committed, able to discriminate between right and wrong; acknowledge their shortcomings and willing to give and serve the society at large.
Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly, founder and Vice chairperson of V-Guard group believes that as a leader one should have self-confidence, attitude and willingness to learn and imbibe knowledge throughout one’s life. The change agent should be the individual himself/herself. Leader should be self-disciplined and quality conscious to keep the customers happy. One has to be a fair but firm leader to achieve the impossible as nobody can cheat all the people at all the times.
Dr. Debashis Chatterjee released the souvenir of the Leadership Summit, which was the inaugural event of the business fest Asthra 2013
Students from all over the country participated in a number of management events. A variety of events in various domains of management like Systems, Human resource, Operations, marketing and Finance were conducted. Other events like the Best manager and the Business Quiz aimed at tapping the hidden potential of students in a very dynamic way was highly looked upon and appreciated by one and all. The business plan which was the flagship event saw a lot of colleges participating both at a national level online. Adding glitz and pomp to the fest were the cultural events. The students who impressed the judges with their academic knowledge also mesmerized them with their breathtaking dance performances.
The exuberance, fun and excitement culminated by way of a valedictory function on the 8th of January 2013. The benedictory address was delivered by Brahmachari Anaghamrita Chaithanya. The chief guest for the valedictory function was Shri. M. Muraleedharan, Zonal Head, Dhanalaxmi Bank
Creative idea that we had adopted for ASTHRA was, the entire event was streamed live via A-View and enabled online participation for the event like B-Plan which helped us to get the international participants. Participants presented their Business plan via web conference facility.