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Indira Brand Slam 2017

On the first day of the event, the campus heard the informative and meaningful ideas and views by our key spokesperson namely:

Dr Tarita Shankar, Chairperson, Indira Group of Institutes.

Prof. Chetan Wakalkar, Group Director, Indira Group of Institutes

Dr R L Bhatia, Founder, World CSR Day & World Sustainability

Mr. R Sudarshan, Senior Director, Marketing; Channels & Alliances, Asia, Pacific & Japan, Dell EMC

Dr Alok Bharadwaj, (Fmr SVP & Head Canon Asia Strategy centre Singapore), Managing Director-India & Emerging Markets, CreoVate Transformations & Consulting Private Ltd

Mr. Bijoe George, Head-Brand Strategy, Advertising & Digital Marketing-Cisco India & SAARC, ‎Cisco

Mr.K V Sridhar “Pops”, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Hyper Collective

On this auspicious opening ceremony our chief guest Mr. R Sudarshan, Senior Director, Marketing; Channels & Alliances, Asia, Pacific & Japan, Dell EMC, shared his views on The Future of Marketing. He shared his thought on how marketing and finance goes hand in hand, where marketing individuals sometimes have to play a role in dealing with the financial decisions as well. With the growing technology era how companies/brands can identify their consumers need and taste and present desired product from the brand. Followed by the key speeches and presentation by rest of our spokespersons we had topics like:

Changing Roles of a CMO How Innovation is key to build any Business, Use of Social Media in Brand Building Is digital marketing a strategy or a tactic Customer centricity is Business strategy Road ahead to the Corporate World Brand as an Idea is Bigger than Brand as a Business Emotional Intelligence Leadership & Practice The brands were recognized in the areas of Indira HR Excellence Awards, Indira CMO Awards, Indira CFO Awards and Indira CXO awards.

Day two of the celebrations in the campus was complimented by brands and their spokespersons that enhanced the glamour of the event by sharing their intelligent ideas, views and experience. The renowned names present were:

Dr Tarita Shankar, Chairperson, Indira Group of Institutes

Prof. Chetan Wakalkar, Group Director, Indira Group of Institutes

Mr. Harish Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Onward Technologies Ltd

Mr. Chandramowli Srinivasan, Finance Director, SKF India Limited

Mr. Sanjay Puria, Group CFO, WNS

Mr. Chandrashekhar M Gaonkar, Chief Financial Officer, D-Link India Ltd.

Mr. Venkatesh Bhat, Group Chief Financial Officer, Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt Ltd

Mr. Arif A. Siddiqui, Director – Coign Consulting

Ms. Sharmila H. Amin, Managing Director South Asia India – Bertling Logistics India Pvt. Ltd.


Mr. Shajy Thomas, Head of Technology, Moving Picture Company – Film

Mr. Bratamay Majumder – Director and India Lead – Big Data and Advanced Analytics – Oracle India

The chief guest on the second day of ceremony was Mr. Harish Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Onward Technologies Ltd, who highlighted on high technology, will take over the industries in the coming future. Followed by the key speeches and presentation by rest of our spokespersons we had topics like:

My Journey to Becoming a Finance Director CRAFT Mantra for Successful M & A Paradigm Shift – MNC Finance to Start up Collaborate to Calibrate your supply chain Women in Logistics How to Tell a Story with Data and Analytics Embracing Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics – Big Data Leveraged by Marketers’ and Brands to build Brand relevance. Technology behind Jungle Book How to Tell a Story with Data and Analytics

We concluded a warm and successful annual Indira festival “Indira Brand Slam 2017- Edition VI”, are motivated, and geared up already to present our next edition.

You can also subscribe to IGI You Tube Channel “Indira Group of Institutes, Pune” for video.

Induction Program PGDM – Aagaz 2017 & MBA – Prarambh 5.0

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ISBS welcomed its new Batch of 2017-19 PGDM & MBA students on 4th August 2017. We were fortunate to have Mr. Sunil Kashikar, VP HR Zensar Technologies as Chief Guest for the session. The formal Induction program was graced by the presence of Respected madam Dr. Tarita Shankar , Prof. Chetan Wakalkar Sir & Dr. Renu Bhargava Madam. They guided students upon how to prepare for dynamic corporate environment, how to become heroes in daily life, law of attraction & power of the Mind…

Once again a very warm welcome to all the students at ISBS !!

“Making it Happen” – Life and Career in today’s Hyperactive Environment – Dr. R L. Bhatia

Dr. R L. Bhatia conducted an interactive workshop on “Making it Happen” – Life and Career in today’s Hyperactive Environment for PGDM students of ISBS 2017 batch. The workshop was conducted at Dhruv Auditorium at Indira Universe Campus on 18th July 2017 for full day.

Dr Renu Bhargava, Director ISBS welcomed Dr Bhatia with a sampling and a memento. The program started with student’s interaction on changes happening in the Global Environment. This was followed by Career Management lessons for the students. These were focussed on choice of career path, SWOT, interests of students. He gave insights about job interviews to the students.

He concluded with the reasons of career failures, importance of upgrading knowledge and skills. He discussed about cultures and their importance In Business. His program was highly interactive. He gave books to appreciate the students. Learning was made interesting by use of appropriate AV’s supplemented with practical examples.

Welcome and Introduction of Induction Program: AAGAZ 2017

The Induction program for the 2017-19 batch of PGDM students started on 11th July 2017. The registration process for the students started at 9.00 am. The students were given folders containing the Induction schedule and the rules book. After registration the students were taken on a guided tour of ISBS premises. The program started with the recital of Indian National Anthem. This was followed by a short AV clipping showing the journey of Indira group and Indira School of Business Studies.

Dr. Renu Bhargava, Director ISBS welcomed the students of 2017-19 batch. She talked about becoming good responsible citizens and the role of holistic development of students. Dr. Shraddha Kulkarni, Deputy Director ISBS briefed them about the induction program AAGAZ and the schedule. All Departmental HODs introduced themselves and all the faculty members.

This formal welcome and introduction program was followed with the issue of Guidelines of further activities by Professor Shikha.



Faculty Development Programme – TIFF

A Faculty Development Programme was conducted on 12th July 2017 by Prof Shikha Sindhu – Certified Trainer – TIFF- Temple Index of Functional Fluency. It was a whole day interactive workshop organized for all the faculty members of ISBS. Participants gained knowledge about important behavioural aspects and methods of maintaining the balance amongst it. Learning was made easy through activities like role plays, games and skit performances.



ISBS conducted a Faculty Development Program on SPSS on 30th June, 2017 for its faculty members. The training program was beneficial for academicians and research scholars in the field of management and social sciences.

The program had the following objectives:

  • To acquaint participants with SPSS software.
  • To provide hands on experience on SPSS procedure for data entry, manipulation, screening and testing of assumptions before analyzing the main data.

The training was attended by 20 faculty members. The facilitator was Dr. Abhilas Pradhan-Associate professor at ISBS.

FDP on Massive Open Online Course

FDP on MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): An internal FDP was conducted on 27th July, 2017 by Research Cell on MOOC. The resource person was Dr. Yogesh Daudkhane. He outlined the importance of online courses for faculty as well as students. There are various websites which provide these courses for free. To name few are Edx, Udemy etc.

Dr. Shraddha Kulkarni also introduced SWAYAM i.e. website by HRD of India, which provide free courses for all starting from class 9th to Post Graduate. These courses are available on various subjects and are delivered by reputed faculties from IITs, IIMs and other Institutions. ISBS has included MOOC in its teaching methodology.

Celebration of “3rd International Yoga Day”

“Asata ma sadgamaya
Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
mrtyorma amrtam gamaya”

Lead us from unreal to Real, lead us from darkness to the light. Lead us from the fear of death, To the knowledge of Immortality.

With the above prayer in our hearts and adhering to healthy initiative of the Ministry of Ayush, Indira School of Business Studies (ISBS) celebrated the “3rd International Yoga Day on 21st June 2017” in ISBS. We are fortunate to have a trained and a certified Yoga Practitioner in ISBS itself who conducted the Yogasana’s on 21st June 2017 from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm.

All the teaching and non-teaching staff of ISBS was present and participated for the Yoga day celebrations at 1st Floor Seminar Hall. Specially designed Yoga T- shirts were provided to the participants. The Attendance for the event was compulsory for all the staff and faculty members.

Our Group Director and Director- ISBS shared their views on International Yoga day and benefits of Yoga. Our respected Director Dr. Renu Bhargava shared secrets about fitness, stress free and healthy way of life. She also noted that we must be proud that India has introduced celebration of International Yoga Day in the world.  Our Trainer Ms. Shobha Pophalkar taught lessons with practical yoga postures. Prof. Tausif Mistry arranged the event and conducted quiz competition after Yoga session among four different groups. Team 2 was declared winner and awarded a gift at the hands of the Director-ISBS.

The effort of everyone who participated was appreciated towards the Yoga day celebration. The effort of  administration  department at ISBS was flawless, and the trainer Ms Shobha provided the much needed encouragement and support for all to engage in effective  yoga exercises.

We are happy to say “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success”, we experienced it today. It was indeed one of the many memorable successful events at ISBS wherein everyone contributed to ensure we do justice to the celebration of 3rd International Yoga day.