“You can manage things but how about knowing how to manage people?”

A session with Ms. Vijay Lakshmi, Head, L & D, Nspira Management Services and Mr. Phani Kumar, Manager HR, Kogentix on the importance of HR in any organization

“Things can be managed but a true manager is someone who knows how to manage people,” said Ms. Vijay Lakshmi, Head L & D, Nspira Management Services at a latest seminar at Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad which was around the topic- “Role of HR in Organisational Citizenship Behavior (OCB)”.


Hosted for the PGDM students of the school by the HR Committee, this 20th August seminar also had Mr. Phani Kumar, Manager, HR, Kogentix interacting with the students and taking their questions.

Ms. Lakshmi explained how the role of an HR has come a long way in India and how it is evolving every single day. “It isn’t easy to handle the Human Resource of a company because managing people is the toughest job ever in the field of management, and the expectation of the organization on HR is high because now a days people not only want smart TV and mobile but also smart employees,” exclaimed Ms. Lakshmi.

The OCB interaction touched topics like-

  1. Organizational Citizenship Behavior
  2. Importance of HR in developing OCB
  3. Understanding the impact of effectiveness of OCB in organizations

IMG_0118Organizational Citizenship Behavior is something an individual plays independently within an organization and unless you are trained in it or attentive towards it, you will not contribute to the overall growth of the organization. To define it in simpler ways, OCB is a person’s voluntary commitment within an organization or company that is not part of his or her contractual tasks.

Mr. Kumar simplified it for the students further by explaining how one can achieve OCB by following the below listed factors:

  • Altruism – quality of unselfish concern of others
  • Courtesy – polite behavior
  • Sportsmanship – fairness in following rules
  • Conscientiousness – reasonable level of self-control
  • Civic sense how well a person represents an organization

“Anybody can perform well in work allotted to him/her, but a true employee is he who goes an extra mile to perform extraordinarily,” said Manager, HR, Kogentix in his speech. “He’s the successful employee and organization needs such people,” Mr Kumar added further.


A workshop on “Latest Trends of Recruitment” hosted at VJIM, Hyderabad

17th August, 2016, Hyderabad: “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people and not on strategies” -Lawrence Bossidy, former COO of GE.

Dr. Shruti Naik, assistant professor HR and OB has organized a workshop on “Latest trends of Recruitment” for students with HR specialization at Vignana Jyothi Inst. Of Mgmnt., Hyderabad. Mr. Sudhakar KR conducted the workshop and provided great insights on the topic latest trends of recruitment. Mr.Sudhakar is a veteran HR professional with 20+ years of pedigree with history of working with some of the finest companies and organizations spanning across manufacturing, software products and services, strategy, consulting, etc. Mr. Sudhakar has a master’s in HRM and is a gold medalist, ISTD certified national trainer and a certified global business leader from U21 Harvard.

The workshop was started with the pre-planned exercises given to the students of HR. Students of VJIM were made into groups and were asked to present on most trending aspects of recruitment. Students presented on topics such as
Building a World Class Talent Pipeline, Employer Branding in a 24/7 Media World, Using Analytics to Make Better Staffing Decisions and Digital Recruiting Strategies: Current Trends and Beyond. Students showed a great involvement and interest in presenting the most emerging areas of talent acquisition in the workshop.

In this context students spoke in detail about recruiting digitally, marketing and digital trends in recruitment, fastest and latest tips for recruiting, social media strategy for employer brand, strategic approach towards employer branding, best practices of employer branding, using analytics to make better staffing decisions, staffing analytics and metrics for talent acquisition as part of their presentations.

The next session in the workshop started with the guest speaker’s presentation on Talent Market Landscaping – The How & Why. The session started with the speaker speaking about the reasons for unemployment in India. The session mainly focused on providing insights on attributes of a killer recruiter, providing a good candidate experience, role of candidate experience in employer branding and PEGA a business process management software. The speaker also spoke about the need for recruiters to have inherent intelligence for sourcing and identifying the right candidates. He also gave students the role of PEGA in business and its application in various industries. Students shared with the speaker that understanding role of technology in business, requirements and needs, current trends of recruitment, sourcing hidden talent and experience and expertise of recruiter in domain. The speaker made the session more interactive by sharing his real-time experiences in the industry and answering Q&As from the students.


VJIM, Hyderabad hosts a Book Fair to celebrate the National Library Day

A Book Fair was organized in the campus of Vignana Jyothi Institute of Managament on August 12, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm. With an astounding collection of books on display, the fair was nothing short of a treat for the members of VJIM.

The Book Fair was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp and Prof. Ramarao delivered the welcome speech. He talked about the benefits of Reading and how it is a very healthy habit. “Gyano rakshati rakshitaha which means protect your knowledge is done only in the form of books,” mentioned Prof. Ramarao. He also put forward a fact from the recent research that people who read book for an average of three and a half hours have the chance of increasing their life spans by 20%. Prof. Ramarao suggested that it is important for an individual to choose his/ her books very wisely. He concluded by defining books as “bundle of knowledge and a librarian is collection as well as the collector of that knowledge.”

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Another short talk was delivered by Assoc. Prof. Ramakrishna who highlighted the present scenario of readers, their modern habits of and how reading as a practice has reduced over the years due to human beings’ massive dependence on technology. He put forward his opinion saying that the books always have an upper hand and how proud a person feels when he has a collection of books with him. He concluded by saying that books are the greatest assets in one’s life.

The fair had a wide range of books, displaying all the subjects of management from authors all around the world. The fair garnered a lot of attention from students and faculty members. Overall it was a successful event organized by the Library staff of VJIM under the guidance of Mr. Raghu Mantha, Librarian.

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Ajay Sharma, GM, Titan Company Ltd. and Abhishek Vaish, AM, Aditya Birla money talk about the “Essentials of Investing in Financial Markets” to VJIM students

July 23, 2016, Hyderabad: VJIM’s students had a lot in store for them when Ajay Sharma- General Manager, Titan Company Ltd. and Abhishek Vaish- Area Manager, Aditya Birla Money came down to campus to interact with the B-school’s students. The two hours’ talk was themed around the topic- “Essentials of Investing in Financial Markets”.

13731768_1248129908565631_2196941441959885987_oWith the vast experience in his kitty, Ajay Sharma emphasized on the transformation of the Indian Stock Market, from the mid 1980’s to the mid 90’s when the Economic reforms have been followed. This transformation was also due to the establishment of SEBI & NSE. He introduced the students with the common, yet important terms used in the Stock Market that include- Intraday, Long Buy, and Short Sale. He also explained about the calculation of SENSEX & NIFTY. The talk got even more interesting when he focused on the importance of fundamental analysis that any Investor or trader, must stress upon to get higher returns, with minimum loss. He even mentioned the 6 basic principles of Investments that include:

  • Power of Compounding
  • Diversity in selection

Ajay also shared his personal view on the way of selecting stocks to invest on. He ended his speech with some amazing quotes by Warren Buffet.

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Abhishek Vaish introduced the idea of financial planning, its importance and a roadmap to meet life’s goals through the management of finances. He also mentioned the different classification of assets that include debt, equity & commodities. Abhishek explained about the things to be determined by an individual before deciding the investment that include-

  • Liquidity Preference
  • Risk appetite

By the end of the seminar, the student and the audience at large had their fundamentals revised and gathered more knowledge about the Financial Markets and the current scope of Investment in India.

VJIM’s 23rd batch hosts the freshers party for class 2016-2018 on campus around the theme- Cinema!


At 3 P.M in the afternoon of 9th July, 2016, the 23rd batch of PGDM opened the stage for the fresh stars of VJIM- the new PGDM 24th Batch- Class 2018. The theme to the fresher’s party for this year was meant to be a filmy one- Cinema. After all, life is nothing less than a movie in itself.

The auditorium was decorated with popular film posters, flexes and banners with balloons and colorful streamers to add the finishing touch. The party was organized in sync to the theme. Students started entering the auditorium dressed as celebrities and popular characters from various films. A video was screened depicting the Indian film industry with the auditorium ringing with enthusiasm, cheers, applause and energy. After all, who does not like Bollywood and its iconic dialogues!

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Following the tradition, winners of various categories of awards were summoned to the stage. The crowd was waiting for the “Hero and Heroine of the Batch” to be declared along with the Best Comedian, Best Villain, Best Smile, and Miss and Mister ethnic and Best Appearance’s awards. The first round of screening for the candidates was based on the most trending Dubsmash videos. Candidates were asked to send their dubsmash videos and the finalists were selected based on their performances. Awards like best comedian and best villain were given based on the students’ performance in the videos sent by them.

A day before the fresher’s event the 24th batch celebrated the “the ethnic day” and the best dressed girl and boy were honored with the titles of Miss and Mister Ethnic eventually. The finalist from the first screening went through two more rounds of evaluation where they were graded based on factors like confidence, style of walking, appearance, social factor, spontaneity and performance. The awards were then given to:

Hero– Mr. Nikhil B

Heroine– Ms.Nithya

Best Comedian (Male)-Mr. Rakesh

Best Comedian (Female) – Ms. Deepika

Best Villian (Male) – Mr.Kamlesh

Best Dressed (Male) – Mr.Syed Moin

Best Dressed (Female) -Ms. Supraja Naidu

Mr. Ethnic –Mr.Manaswath

Ms. Ethnic –Ms.Suman Sharma

Best Smile (Male) –Mr. Nikhil Akula

Best Smile (Female) – Ms. Susmitha T


Post the award distribution ceremony, dance and music performances had the audience sway to the rhythm and beat. A young rap artist closed the event with an amazing rap performance.

Had it not been for the tireless efforts of the Fresher’s Committee along with the Design Team, Tech Team, Events Team, Food and Logistics’s Team, the event would have been incomplete. The Decor Team deserves a special applause for introducing the cinematic climate to the venue. The day ended at VJIM with the photographers clicking the happy moments of students who made the event an absolute BLOCKBUSTER!




Celebrating Iftar on campus with VJIM family and friends

PGDM Class 2016 – 2018 starts amidst much enthusiasm, hopes and energy at VJIM Hyderabad

After two weeks of the rigorous introduction come Orientation Program for the new Class of 2016-2018, VJIM Hyderabad officially welcomed the XXIV Class of PGDM on its campus and inaugurated its 2016-2018 academic session on 27th June, 2016. Dr. G Ravi Prasad, President-Strategy, Coromandel Fertilizers, was the chief guest for the ceremony and as has been the tradition since years, Dr. Kamal Ghosh Ray, Director, VJIM, Hyderabad, addressed the fresh gathering by officially welcoming the students to the wonderful upcoming two years’ journey of VJIM, Hyderabad.

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Following Dr. Kamal Ghosh Ray’s introducing the class to the VJIM-way and life, D.N.Rao, Chairman, VJIM, emphasized on the quality of education which VJIM has been providing since decades now and his speech primarily revolved around the 3P’s of life i.e. Perseverance, Passion and Pride.

13502972_1230390750339547_4299526180718100207_oDr. G Ravi Prasad, the Chief Guest for the inaugural ceremony spoke around the- “Do’s and Don’ts” of corporate environment. The session was followed by distribution of rewards to students based upon their performance in various activities during their two weeks’ Orientation program.

Finally, the mentors with their respective mentees came upon stage and introduced their team names followed by introduction of each student individually.