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Activities at The Campus

ASB Campuses are always a buzz with activities which are organized by a number of student’s clubs and forums which are managed by the budding managers at different campuses of ASB. All campuses have different subject-wise forums and student-clubs which provide to students a platform to showcase their knowledge and skills. The clubs conduct quizzes, colloquia sessions with subject related experts from industry and academia, and simulation games. A brief sketch of the student driven activities in each campus follows.

Name Designation Topic
Gangadhar Angel Investor Colloquium – Career Talk
Prof. Narayanan Professor
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri
Security of Internet of Things-Pitch Fest
Prof K. B. Nagaraju Former COO
TVS Logistics
Performing and Achieving in Organizations: A Holistic Approach
Mr. Prasannavadhanan Thami Former Vice President
Oracle Financial Service Software Ltd
Relationship Management
Mr. Lokesh Payik Director – Engineering Centre and Business Development
TT Electronics
Marketing and Strategies
Mr. M. K. Chandrasekhar Founder and Director
Insights of Marketing
Ms. Kavita Director
Corporate Executive Board
Management Consulting
Ms. Kanupriya Sindhu Director-Product Management
Digital Markteting: An Overview
Mr. Prabhakar V. Manager-Education, Training & Business Development
Bangalore Stock Exchange Ltd
Stock Markets
Mr. Nagesh Karuturi Co Founder
Sher Karuturi Ltd
Africa as a Low Cost Destination
Mr. Kiran Bableshwar Co Founder & CEO
Job Preparedness
Prof. Jay Mishra Professor
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,Amritapuri
Venture Capitalist
Manish Mahendiratta Marketing Consulting Manager
Wipro Technologies
IT services Marketing Ecosystem
Prof. Stanley Nollen Professor
Mc Donough School of Business, George Town University
Indian Software Industry
Mr. Bharath Manager-Clients and Markets
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India
How Consulting Companies Function
Prof. Ramaratnam Bishu Professor
University of Nebraska Lincoln
Business Analytics
Mr. Manish Jain Head of Knowledge Management and Training
Copal Amba India
Opportunities in Capital Markets Outsourcing
Mr. Tapan Bhat Vice President and Business Head
Wipro Consultancy Services
Business opportunities in Services sector
Mr. M. K. Chandrsekar Founder and Director
Muspace India Pvt Ltd.,
Careers @
Mr. Prasannavadanan Thampi Former Vice President
Oracle India Pvt Ltd.,
CRM as a career
Dr. Balakrishnan Shankar Director (MBA & Engineering), Amritapuri Campus
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Quantum Mechanics, Vedanta and Management
Mr. Ramamurthy Swaminathan Managing Director, India Operations
Logfire, Bangalore
Future Supply Chain Management
Mr. Sampatkumar B. Aratti Vice-President & CHRO- for India Operations
Lapp India Pvt Limited, Bangalore
Opportunities ahead- Are we ready to grab them?
Mr. Aravind Warrier Human Resources Lead
TIMKEN Industries, Bangalore
Dealing with Crisis : MBA Graduates Way
Dr. Shashi Sivramkrishnan Professor,
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
History of the Rupee
Mr. Sridhar Rajendran General Manager – HR & PMO
Simbus Technologies, Bangalore
Next Generation Management
Dr. Adam Karg Lecturer, Sport Management / Brand Facilitator
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Sport Management – The Marketing Involved
Mr. Abraham Cherian Head – Talent, OD & Recruitment
TESCO, Bangalore
Employability factor among MBA Graduates
Mr. Shekar Kupperi Co-founder
Importance of Financial Strategy in an Organization
Jonas Prasanna HR Manager
Philips Ltd., Bangalore
Leveraging social media for employer branding
Mr. Umesh Ramalingachar Vice President
Hike Ezee, Bangalore
Strategic Partner Alliances and Startup Experience
Mr. Sudheep Dharan Vice President (Marketing & Sales)
RazorSight, Washington, D.C.
What dont you study in MBA?
Mr. Bipin Nair Professor and Dean
Amrita School of Biotechnology
Managing Leadership in Pharma Industry
Mr. Sathya Kalyanasundaram Director – Finance
Bally Technologies
Ethics and Corporate Governance
Mr. Kochat Narendran Director (Operations)
DTDC Nikoos, Bangalore
Operations – Opportunities & Trends
Mr. Sandeep Pandit Senior Analyst
GENPACT, Bangalore
Business Analytics – An Overview
Mr. Mohan U. V. Visiting Professor
Operations Management and ERP Systems
Mr. Sumeet Bahl Director of E-Commerce Strategy
Symantec, USA
The Digital Marketing Landscape
Mr. Lokesh Payik Technical Assistant to MD
Bosch India
Corporate Strategy Planning
Mr. Mrutyunjay M. Co-Founder – Juxt Consultancy Scope of Market Research – Choosing a Career
Mr. Rajib Saha Senior Software Engineer
Samsung Software India
Mobile domain and Business
Mr. Sam Pitroda Member
National Knowledge Commission
Mr. Vishu Hegde Consultant & Motivational Speaker Managing Stress by understanding its nature, the responses of body and mind, impact on overall health. Techniques to De-Stress
Mr. Symalendu Potra Executive at Anand Rathi Stock Markets
Mr. Digambar Deshpande Chief Operating Officer
Tata Metallics
Importance of Values and Ethics
Mr. Suhas Gopinath Chairman and CEO
Mr. Vinu Nair Managing Partner
Antal International, Chennai
Alternate Career Paths & Pre Sales
Swami Dhyanamrita Disciple
Mata Amritanandamayi Math
Two day workshop on “Don’t Steal My Chappals
Dr. Jay Srinivasan CEO
RedMed (Entrepreneur)
Know yourself – What do you want to do in Life?
Dr. S. Ramanujam Executive Vice President – Group Taxation
UB Group
Humour in Taxation
Dr. T. S. Mohan Head, Education and Research
Infosys Bengaluru
Cloud Computing
Mr. Aditya Singhal Executive Assistant to the CEO
TVS Interconnect Systems
Financial Management – Concepts and Opportunities Ahead
Dr. Chandil Kumar Gunashekara Chief Operating Officer
Narayana Hrudayalaya Diagnostic Services
Broad and open ended on Healthcare Industry in India
Dr. Christian D. Chandramohan Global Co-ordination & Special Project Management
Nokia Siemens Networks
Corporate Growth
Mr. Santhosh Bhargava Vice President
Capgemini Consulting India Pvt Ltd
IT industry in India – Achievements & Challenges
Mr. Shankar Narayanan Director of Corporate Startegy and Corporate Development
Advanced Micro Devices
A primer on the Stock Market
Mr. Gopinathan President-Applications
Global delivery Applications Services – A primer
Brig. Lalit Malhotra Director MDC
Ashok Leyland
Developing Competetive Edge for Facing Interviews and GDs
Dr. Maren Duvendack Overseas Development Group Smoke & Mirrors: MicroFinance Impact Evaluations: Thoughts from a study in India
Dr. Anandhkumar Chairman & MD
Cellworks Research India Private Ltd
Trends in India for Gen-X
Mr. Ragunath S. Iyer Management Consultant
The Changing Realities in the World of Work and Careers
Mr. Parthasarathy N. S. CEO
Experience of starting MindTree
Mr. Narayanan Lead, Research Initiatives Internet Security
Mr. K. B. Nagaraj Ex -COO
TVS logistics
Performing and Achieving in Organizations: A Holistic Approach
Mr. Prasannavadhanan Thami Vice Chairman
Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd.
Relationship Management
Mr. M. K. Chandrashekar Founder and COO
Thought Works
Insights of Marketing
Ms. Kavitha Managing Director
Corporate Executive Board
Management Consultancy
Mr. Lokesh Payik Program Manager
Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions
Video Conferences
Distinguished Professors Harvard University Innovation – Essentials
Dr. Diana Wais Ph. D. from SUNY Buffalo
MS from Stanford University
Emotional Intelligence – E.Q. overtakes I.Q. in determining the ideal leader
Dr. Karmeshu Post Doctoral Laurete Bass model used in Economic decision making


Clubs, Forums & Organizations

Marcedos -The Marketing Forum

The forum conducts regular meetings and share insights on various Branding and Marketing strategies.

Events Conducted

  • Marketing Club Conference
  • Marketing Speaker Series
  • Workshops for Skills and Career Development

Ethos (Operations Club)

The name Ethos means set of ideas and attitudes that is associated with a particular group of people or a particular type of activity. The objective of the operations club is to raise awareness, interest, and knowledge about Operations Management among the students within and beyond the classroom. Ethos was inaugurated by publishing the first issue of the operations newsletter on 26th March, 2010. This issue was published by Mr.Srikanth Vellal Subrahmanya, Associate Director – ADMS, Capgemini Consulting Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore. In future, the club plans to conduct various activities such as Case Competitions, Quizzes, Industrial visits, Guest lectures, Panel discussion and Fun learning through Role plays & model formation. The club also plans to conduct an Operations meet in the near future to foster industry-academia interaction.

Anuva (HR Club)

Aspiring to reach the zenith in Human Resource Management, the Human Resource students of Department of Management  Bangalore, decided to a have a Learning Club through which they can put their Innovative Ideas, Share our Knowledge, Leverage Industrial Relationships for our Growth and Prosperity.The club was named as ANUVA, a Russian word which means A New Beginning. The club was aimed at conducting discussions on various business and non-business related Issues, rolling out the series of activities, events, developing competencies of its members, learning team work so as to understand group dynamics and more importantly to build ever lasting relationships with Industry people and academia.

ANUVA was formally inaugurated by Prof. Shekar Babu, Associate Dean, Department of Management, Bangalore and Dr. Vatsal Singh, Chief Mentor & Head of ANUVA Club on 12th April, 2010 during the HR Meet  2010. On the day of inauguration, ANUVA successfully rolled out HR Meet  2010 which included the Panel Discussions and Workshops conducted by Human Resource Veterans from the Industry.

The theme for the HR Meet was decided to be  The Changing Business Trends: Implications for Human Resource Development as it was believed that the present business scenario is characterized by a shift from a world of predictable, incremental, and linear change to that of radical and discontinuous change which has global implications. The aim of this meet was to provide a platform for leaders from business and academia to deliberate on latest trends, challenges and best practices in HRD in the emerging knowledge economy.

There were two panels, each consisting of 4 Human Resource Veterans across Industries. The first panel consisted of Mr.Mahalingam (Executive Vice President & CPO, Symphony Services), Ms.Nina Nair (Vice President Human Resource Development, 24/7), Mr. Mohan P Rao (Vice President Human Resource, The Leela) and Mr.Augustine V D (Head  Human Resource, Bosch). The panel discussed about the The Emerging New Normal- Implications for Organizations, a term coined by Mckinsey. The panel highlighted the possible dimensions of the new normal as it begins to unfold.

The second panel consisted of Mr.Kalyan K Banerjee (Senior Vice President, Mind Tree), Mr.Krishna Bhagavan (Director Human Resource, Motorola), Mr. Elango R (Chief Human resource officer, MphasiS) and Prof. Ram Ramesh (University at Buffalo, New York). This panel discussed about Attracting, Developing & Engaging the 21st Century Workforce which is a current topic in today’s corporate. The panel focused on the modern method of talent management and also illuminated and illustrated the different paradigms of HR 2.0.1

In the second half of the day, Workshops were organized by the Industrial experts to provide a comprehensive forum on topics that may not be fully explored during the main panel discussion.

Humanity and Peace as the key values of ANUVA and the core principles of our Chancellor  AMMA, we recognized the importance to take part in the Social Causes. As a club’s activity, the students of Department of Management visited an Orphanage Anatha Shishu Sevashram, Wilson Gardens, Bangalore and conducted a painting competition for the God’s Children. Through this activity, ANUVA did a Monetary and a Non  Monetary Contribution to the Ashram.

Finally, ANUVA assures that it will continue to grow and expand till Thirst for Knowledge and Passion to serve the community exists.

AYKYA – The B-Fest

AYKYA – 2013

The splendid evening of 5th December 2012 turned out to be a memorable day in the hearts of every ASBian, as the Bengaluru campus celebrated the kick off ceremony of its First Management Fest AYKYA that was held on February 8th and 9th 2013. The ceremony was a testimony to the potential of the students of management. The ceremony opened with a surprise ‘flash mob’ by the students dancing to the tunes of ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘Kolaveri’; that drew the attention of the campus and the crowd of engineering students present there. The flash mob ended with a physical formation of the AYKYA logo, highlighting the unity and enthusiasm of the students of ASB.

The ceremony commenced with the lighting of the lamp and unveiling of the AYKYA logo by Dhanraj Swamiji along with Dr.Nagaraj, Dean at the School of Engineering in the presence of faculty and students, followed by a small delivery by the dignitaries, who lauded the efforts of the ASB students wishing them success for the future and for the blessings of AMMA. The ceremony proceeded with addressing the theme of AYKYA on ‘urban issues’ and waste management and its relevance to the fest, signifying the spirit of every Amrita student and holding it as a joint effort to support the awareness of the issues by communicating across all campuses. The ceremony ended with a 10 minute clean up of the wastes around the campus as part of the theme, to connect with what it represents to the society.

Overall the evening was a fuse of excitement enthusiasm and hard work that culminated in bringing the best of the management students who toiled through many chaotic obstacles and constraints to ensure the success of the ceremony.

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