Activities at School of Business, Kochi
Inauguration of 2016-18 Amrita MBA Batch Kochi
Amrita MBA, Kochi, gave a hearty welcome to the students of 2016-18 batch at a grand ceremony on 29thJuly 2016. Sampoojya Swami Purnamritananda Puri, General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, presented the benedictory address to the students. Dr. Prem Nair, Medical Director, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre presided over the program. The chief guest of the ceremony was Sri. Ganesh S., Vice President & Site HR Head, Citi- Global Decision Management Bengaluru.
Students, Faculty and Staff members from Amrita MBA Program, Kochi, took part in the Gurupurnima celebration at the AIMS campus, Kochi on 19th July 2016. “Guru” shows the right path; bridges the gap between soul and the divine, ignorance and knowledge. Gurupurnima is an occassion to adore the presence of God around us in the form of ‘Guru’. Students also performed “Matrupuja” on this occasion to worship the first ‘Guru’ of one’s life.
Students of Amrita MBA Program, Kochi, attended the IAM (Integrated Amrita Meditation) session at the Shree Krishna Hall, Amrita MBA, Kochi campus on 15th July 2016. Mr. Vinod Kumar K, Director- Project Delivery, Amrita Technology, AmritaPuri, explained the benefits of IAM- meditation and shared necessary information about the IAM techniques with the students. IAM is a strategically designed practice that combines yoga, pranayam and meditation to create wonderful effect on body and mind. The IAM techniques are customized to manage the modern-age stress as the traditional methods of yoga and meditation are blended together to strengthen one’s inner power. The students found the session to be informative, and the unique meditation techniques to be effective.
McGraw Hill SmartBook Champions' Award
Amrita MBA Program, Kochi Campus added another feather to its cap as it was chosen by McGrawHill Education (MHE) to launch the first-ever 'McGraw Hill SmartBook Champions' award. The 'SmartBook Champions' award honors the top performing students of courses based on the innovative SmartBook platform from McGraw Hill Education. The MBA Programme at Kochi campus stands out as the first within Amrita University to adopt a SmartBook from MHE. Dr. Vivek Menon, Associate Professor, successfully introduced the SmartBook 'M: Information Systems, 3/e, by Paige Baltzan' for the Management Information Systems (MIS) course during the period from January- March 2016 for MBA 2015-2017 batch. In the event held on July 14, 2016, Mr Girish Srinivasan, Director- Sales for Higher Education & Professional Division, McGraw Hill Education, distributed the prizes to the winners of the inaugural edition of 'McGraw Hill SmartBook Champions' series. Ms. S. Revathi Nair emerged as the SmartBook Champion for the MIS course and received a special trophy and certificate of appreciation. Mr. Sreejit K., Ms. Veena M., Mr. Suraj K., Ms. Surya Suresh and Ms. Nidhina P. received certificates of appreciation. On this occasion, Mr. Girish Srinivasan expressed his pleasure for interacting directly with the students for the first time. The prize distribution ceremony was followed by an interactive session between the faculty members and MHE team where they had a discussion on future use of SmartBook for MBA program.
International Yoga Day
The Good-Health Lesson
On the occasion of ‘International Yoga Day’, the 1st year students of the Amrita MBA Program, Kochi, participated in the event organized at Regional Sports Centre, Kochi. The program was inaugurated by Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and attended by people from all walks of life. Students were introduced to different yoga practices and their positive impacts on health.
Alumni Meet “SMRITHI” was conducted in a grand manner at ASB-Kochi Campus on 12th December 2015. All the MBA batches of ASB, Kochi were represented.
Omkara Business Fest was held from 27/10/2015 to 29/10/2015. The energy- packed event saw the students of ASB, Kochi compete among themselves as four teams in seven management games, each with challenging multiple rounds. The Business Fest came to a close with the Best Manager Contest. The event was a great opportunity for the students to try out their managerial skills. Along with immense opportunities to learn, it provided memorable moments of fun too!
Omkara Cultural Fest was conducted on 14 December, 2015 at the Sree Krishna Hall, IV Floor, ASB, Kochi. The events such as Solo dance, Group dance, Mime, and Mono Act were conducted. The students competed with each other in various competitions and proved again that the hectic schedules cannot hamper their spirits! Off-stage events such as Face Painting, Pencil Sketching, Clay Modeling, Mehandi and Photography were also conducted.
Talk by Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan, Director, Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage (IISH)
Dr. N. Gopalakrishnan (Director of Indian Institute of Scientific Heritage) spoke to the students of ASB, Kochi on the significance of leading a useful, purposeful, fruitful and meaningful life. He also emphasized the relevance of observation and listening for MBA students.
IAM Meditation Technique
The Integrated Amrita Meditation (IAM) Technique, envisioned by Amma, was initiated to all the students. The classes were delivered by Br. Shraddamrita Chaitanya, inculcating in the students the essence and relevance of yoga and meditation. The sessions received excellent response from students.
All the faculty members and students of ASB, Kochi observed the Sadbhavana Diwas by taking Sadbhavana Day Pledge.
ASB Kochi campus celebrated Onam at campus by performing Thiruvathira, Floral competition, pulikali, and various other cultural programmes related to onam added glits to the celebration. The whole day long programmes ended with a very delicious Onasadya.
Batch Inauguration 2015-17
The inauguration of the MBA batch 2015-17 was conducted at Amriteshwari Hall, AIMS. The welcome address was delivered by the Chairperson, Prof. Sunanda Muralidharan followed by the benedictory address by Sampoojya Swami Purnamritananda Puri, General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Math and the Presidential Address by Dr. Prathapan Nair, Principal, Amrita School of Medicine. The Chief Guest of the day was Shri. Brajesh C. Kaimal, Executive Director, Experion Technologies.
Guru Purnima Celebration
Guru Pooja and Mathru Pooja was held as a part of Guru Purnima at Annexe Auditorium, AIMS, Kochi.
International Yoga Day
ASB, Kochi students in the International Yoga Day celebrations, at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthara, inaugurated by Hon. Union Railway Minister Shri.Suresh Prabhu.
Fresher’s Day Celebration for the new batch (2015- 2017).