Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad girls leading the way

From the glitzy realm of Hollywood to the gritty world of sports, competitive bastion of business to the domain of science and technology, women are breaking the glass ceiling and carving their niche. The ripple effect is inspiring young women all over the world and they will settle for nothing but the best. It’s a phenomenon that is being witnessed at VJIM, Hyderabad as well where girls are leading from the front. Bagging top placements, winning awards, taking on social causes and managing personal responsibilities, our Sheroes are ruling the roost in every walk of life.

VJIM, Hyderabad has always tried to offer female students a comfortable yet competitive platform to rise and shine. The result is seen in the quality and spirit of students it attracts. G. Bhargavi, student of Batch 24 is a college topper, who ranked 5th in the state in her APICET and scored 93% in CAT. Her batch mate, N. Shweta is a mother of two and is ably handling her personal and academic responsibilities. While they are all weaving magic in their own way on the campus, magician Shaily Rangrez, student of Batch 25 does it quite literally.

Classical dancer, N. Poojitha of Batch 24 is pursuing her management program to have the business world dancing to her tunes. With her dedication and the support she finds at VJIM, Hyderabad, you would put money on her future prospects in a beat. Encouraged by the opportunities and avenues they find at their B School, girl students are making waves in the college festival circuit across the country. These college fests and events bring the best out of management students, and girls from VJIM, Hyderabad are leading from the front.

Sunitha and Himaja, students of Batch 25 both won the prestigious Operations event at Trishna management fest organized by IBS Hyderabad. Their batch mate Charishma won the 1st prize for best HR case Analysis at Andhra University. G. Aneela is already realizing her potential of being a force to reckon with in the corporate world. Winning the Best Manager Award at SSIM fest has filled her with confidence and she is raring to go. A. Bhavya, who won the 1st prize for Business Simulation game Conducted by AIMA is equally charged up about her future.

VJIM, Hyderabad girls are seeking inspiration from each other and marching ahead in solidarity. Some of them have already opened the doors of the corporate world with plum placements. Girl students of PGDM 2018 Batch who have bagged exciting placements include Susmitha Golla and Sonal Goel – Knowledge Analyst, Deloitte, and K Deepthi – Associate Analyst, TBRC. These Sheroes are treading unchartered waters, conquering new horizons, and it’s only the beginning for what they can achieve in the future.


11th National Conference at VJIM, Hyderabad offers students an enriching experience on a timely topic

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Manegement (VJIM), Hyderabad recently hosted its 11th National Conference on “India Rising: Perspectives from South Asian Region” in the presence of renowned names from different industry sectors and academia. Held on 29th and 30th of Jan, the topical conference was high on relevance as it focused on the growing might of India, which has been bolstered by initiatives like Make in India and Digital India. As Indian brands taken on global powerhouses, intra-regional trade in South Asia needs to reach its potential. These were some of the questions raised and answered through eye opening discussions in the two day conference.

With Mr. Mahendra Raja Ram, Disaster Risk Reduction Officer, UNICEF as the Chief Guest and Mr. C V Raju, Head Distribution, Nigeria, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Retired, as the keynote speaker, the conference was inaugurated in a star studded ceremony. Dr. Ch S Durga Prasad, Director, VJIM and Dr. A S Rao, Director Centre for Project Mobilization and Globalization, Vignana Jyothi addressed the gathering and put the theme of the conference into perspective. Over the course of two days, experts deliberated and discussed four sub themes that streamlined the learning for all participants.

“Building Social and Physical Infrastructure” was the first topic that was discussed by Dr Vijaya Bhavani, State Project Officer, UN Women, AP, Mr. D. Suresh, Dr. Reddy’s Foundation, Hyderabad and representative from L&T Metro, Hyderabad. The latter talked about the metro project in Hyderabad, voted the most liveable city in India in Mercers Report. Dr. Bhavani then spoke about Gender Equality and its role in Building Social Infrastructure. Mr. Suresh delved into his own experiences working with the Foundation that focuses on learning and development. The stimulating discussion has several crucial learnings for the audience.

The session on “Leveraging the Demographic Dividend and Fostering Governance and transparency” had Prof. Paritala Purushottam, Adjunct Professor, Centre of Economics Social Studies, Hyderabad, Dr. A M Rao, Vice President, Corporate, Satyam Venture Engg. Services Pvt Ltd, Tech Mahindra, Hyderabad, Mr. M Sanjeeva Rao, HR Professional and Trainer on soft skills and Management Systems, Dr. I V N S Raju, General Manager, Corporate HR and Admin, Renew Sys India Pvt Ltd, Fab City, Hyderabad and Dr. K V S Sarma, Prof. Law, National Academy of Legal Studies and Research on the panel. The discussion shed light on demographic dividend, lessons from China and other Asian countries, and ways to tap into Demographic Dividend, Economic Growth, Employability, Gender and Demographic Evolution.

Day 2 of the conference carried the tempo of the discussions with the first session on “Institutionalization of Financial Reforms”. With seasoned speakers like Mr. Shankar Suman, GM – Banking Supervision, RBI and Mr. B. Srinivas Reddy, Managing Director, Wealth Aggregator Financial Services Pvt Ltd. on the panel, it wasn’t surprising that participants were taken through different stages of banking reforms, financial markets and reforms in industrial sector in a simple yet effective manner. Students in the gathering realized that reforms are launch pads for social sector, including agricultural sector, SME’s and marginalized weak sectors.

The final session on “Reimagining an Education Eco-System” was helmed by Dr. K. Panduranga Rao, Group Head – HR, IVRCL, Dr. Sekhar Murthy, Director, IIC Technologies and Mr. R K Dinavahi, Board Member, NHRD. Dr. Rao made a valuable point when he said, “Educational qualifications are important for your success but attitude, vision, physical health and communication are also crucial.” Dr. Murthy talked about ‘Disruptions in market place and Digital age education’ and suggested, “The educational system should connect to the students by talking their language.” Finally, Mr. Dinavahi urged students to go beyond textbooks, learn from their experiences and shine in the field they choose.

His words were held true for the conference, which created an immense learning experience for students on topics that are timely and vital for managers of the future.

Chrysalis 2018- Hyderabad’s favorite management fest is back again!

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad’s annual cultural festival Chrysalis 2018 has been creating tremendous rounds on the internet, months before the fest. Scheduled for 2nd and 3rd of February, 2018, Chrysalis is ready to see some of the top management schools of Hyderabad contesting each other over two days of riveting activities and competitions.

With success of Chrysalis over the years, 2018 chapter of the fest has some of the most exciting, on-stage events lined up for participating colleges and audience. Here’s a quick glimpse for you.


The Razzmatazz of Chrysalis 2018 will see some of the gorgeous fashionistas walking on the stage, in their best. And this year the fashion show becomes even bigger in association with Feastball, Olive, Amar Pensieve and Karma.

Face Off

Enjoy the dance face off, where dancers will challenge dancers with their performance across dance genres such as Classical, Bharat Natyam, Crumping and HipHop. Gathering dance participants from more than 10+ colleges in one place and seeing them out perform one another, Chrysalis 2018’s Face Off is going to have the stage on fire.

Battle of Bands

Be the live audience of this ultimate Battle of the Bands where the melodies of drums, guitar and keyboards conquer the rhythm of music. Let the band performances make you fall in love with Chrysalis ever more. So be there and enjoy the musical weekend this 2nd and 3rd February!

Treasure Hunt

Who doesn’t want to become the pirate captain jack sparrow and hunt the treasure? So here we are presenting the treasure hunt competition at Chrysalis 2018. The Pirates are all set to hunt the treasure at VJIM Hyderabad campus. Where are you?

Sherlock Holmes

Addicted to the English detective Mr. Holmes’ works? Have eaten all his crime stories as a hungry reader? Here’s your chance to solve the crime mystery at Chrysalis 2018. If you haven’t registered yet, here’s your last minute tick-tock running.

Student Coordinators of Chrysalis 2018:

  • Kaleem- 9052123476
  • Tejas- 9040128181
  • Shaily Rangrez- 7702533047
  • Anand- 8978444528

Do you have enough reasons to be at VJIM’s Chrysalis 2k18 now? Stay tuned with us for all the exciting updates on the fest!

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Call for Papers for the 11th National Conference “India Rising: Perspectives from the South Asian Region” to be hosted by VJIM, Hyderabad presents a huge opportunity

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad will host its 11th National Conference in the presence of leading lights from the industry and academia on the 29th and 30th of Jan, 2018. The conference also offers a platform for papers on the theme “India Rising: Perspectives from the South Asia Region”. To be submitted by 20th of January, the papers will bring further value to the discussion on the highly relevant topic in today’s times.

Indian economy is booming and initiatives like Make In India, Digital India and Tax Rationalization are having an impact. The region is considered the biggest marketplace in the world today. While there is no denying that India will take its place amongst developed nations in the world, challenges like integration, low inter regional trade remain. These and few other The conference organized by conveners Prof. Shishir Polasani and Prof. Suresh Kerani, the B School has created a platform that will have a lot in store for entrepreneurs, government policy makers, research agencies, consultants, industry professionals, academics and future managers alike. They will be privy to discussions on opportunities and challenges for regional economic growth. The conference is divided into six topical sub themes to streamline discussions:

  • Building Social and physical infrastructure
  • Leveraging Demographic Dividend
  • Fostering Transparency and Governance
  • Institutionalising Financial Reforms
  • Reimaging Financial Reforms
  • Reimaging Educational Ecosystem
  • Balancing Globalisation and Regionalism

At the end of the day, the conference will o facilitate interaction amongst various stakeholders from the South Asian Region. It will also aim to propose policy recommendations to foster greater intra-regional cooperation and integration.. Researchers and students can be a part of the engaging discussion by submitting papers on related  sub-themes.

Those who are interested in sending their papers for the conference, here are the important pieces of information:

Register yourself at

Last date for registering: January 25, 2018

Maximum Length: 6,000 words excluding title / cover page and references

Synopsis: Not more than 200 words

The papers must include a clear indication of purpose of research, methodology, major results, implications of the study and key references. It will be a huge opportunity for researchers to reach out to a prolific audience and make their mark with findings on a topic that everyone is talking about. Papers should be mailed to:

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K Sowjanya of VJIM, Hyderabad wins the coveted Gold Medal at IMCI contest beating participants from 20 B Schools

K Sowjanya of Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad did herself and her institute proud by winning the Gold Medal at Hyderabad Business Schools Summer Internship Project contest 2017. The contest is a Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI) initiative meant to build strong relationships between industry and academia. Nominations were sought from top B Schools and participants were judged on several key parameters where Sowjana came out riding on top of the event.

What makes Sowjanya’s achievement truly remarkable is the fact that over 20 management institutes including NMIMS Hyderabad, SIBM Hyderabad and IBS Hyderabad participated in the contest. Talking about the nature of the event she reveals, “Based on the report submissions in the first round, 6 students were chosen to make presentations. We had to adhere to a prescribed format for the presentations, which were followed by Q and A session. I am thrilled to have won.”

Covering everything she wanted to in a five minute presentation wasn’t an easy task. Sowjanya admits to having been nervous but pulled it off with confidence. And that confidence she attributes to her B School training and the internship, which led to this contest in the first place. “I worked as a HR intern with Sun Pharma and it was a huge experience for me. I stayed as a PG in Mumbai, navigated through the city and learned many life skills,” she adds with a smile.

The eight week internship had Sowjanya working on the project – ‘Attrition and Retention Strategies Analysis of Field Employees at Sun Pharma’. It required her to carry out qualitative research on the attrition and retention strategies and analysis of the exit data. Looking back she says, “Each day was unique as I had to assist during recruitments on weekly basis. I worked from the Head Office but also had to visit different locations for interviews and it was exciting.”

Sowjanya asserts that preparing questionnaires and collect information from the existing and past field employees, analyzing the exit data and interacting with the second level managers for inputs were some of her responsibilities. She believes her project stood apart from the rest because, “It was more of primary data collection and analysis than the secondary data analysis. I could also connect to the problem situation, merger of Ranbaxy and Sun Pharma, easily.”

Major responsibilities are followed by challenges. For Sowjanya it was managing time to handle regular tasks, her research and get inputs from employees who had left the organization. But she managed to impress her employers. “It was a huge moment for me when they adopted two of my recommendations. It gave me the confidence that I was doing well in the professional environment,” she states. The gold medal should then feel like the icing on the cake.

How VJIM-ites use outbound activities to learn team dynamics and understand the importance of “unity”?

Aim: Team dynamics and collaboration through outbound activities. 

About the activity:

The outbound activity was conducted in three rounds

  1. Maze game
  2. Bottle and stick
  3. Jigsaw puzzle
  4. Team band

The PDGM students of Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad were divided into 4 groups, each group with 15 members in them.

Tenure: It was a 2 days’ event where all the students were divided by their sections and activities and attended conduct one section after another.

Place: Green Lahari near the VJIM Hostel


1.Maze game:
In this game the students were asked to cross through a route assuming they have landed over mines/bomb and were given instructions by the team members which route to take and according to that the player had to take the route that helps him/her avoid getting bombed and reach their destinations safe.

2.Bottle and stick:
This game tested students’ analytical skills as well as their coordination among the team. The task was to pick a bottle by only using two sticks and the sticks had to be placed back in a cover. This game teaches how imperative it is to accept the instructions of the peers than only relying on one’s own decisions in life.

3.Jigsaw puzzle:
It was the regular jigsaw puzzle game where students had to join the pieces that replicate the main picture. VJIM students learnt from this activity that “too many cooks can spoil the food.” Presence of mind is absolutely critical for any game one plays!

4.Team band:
This activity tested the trust level of the team members while they operate within a team. This activity shows how important it is for every member of the team to contribute, resulting in building strong bond within the team. It also showed when any member of the team quits, there is a huge impact in the remaining body.

It was an adventurous experience for each and every student of VJIM, Hyderabad to attend the Outbound Training Programme. “The kinaesthetic way of learning opened our minds towards understanding the dynamics of management better,” says Poojitha, PGDM Class of 2018. “We all got to explore more things in terms of the place, persons and games,”she adds further.

A two days’ workshop for VJIM PGDM students helped them learn stock and investment from the horse’s mouth

The thing about “experiential learning” is, there is no alternative to it if you are meaning to make a sound manager out of yourself. At Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad theories are backed with veteran experts’ inputs in the field to complete the concepts for students, better. It is in sync to this that Finance specialization students currently attended a workshop with professionals from Karvy Stock Broking Ltd. that opened a whole new dimension of understanding the nitty-gritty of the financial world and stock- better!

The two days’ workshop on “Student Engagement and Applied Learning in Finance” was scheduled for 11thand 12th December, 2017. VJIM PGDM students enthusiastic about completing their Diploma in Financial Management got a complete insight into the basic concepts of stock market and how s/he could make their way into the stock market and build on their own investment profiles.

On the first day of the workshop students were introduced with the basic concepts of stock markets and various kinds of securities that are traded in the market.

Day two of the workshop saw a further detailed conceptualization of capital markets and corporate actions. The Karvy Stock Broking Ltd. professionals designed the workshop in ways to give practical exposure to the students on how one can be an investor and make proper investment decisions. Students were also taught how they can analyze a company’s performance and make their own investment portfolios.

“The two days’ workshop has been very insightful for all of us finance enthusiasts. These workshops solve for bridging the gap between the classroom and the industry and we get to pick crucial components of various functions directly from professionals working within the space. I could literally relate my theories to the activities given to us,” says one of the students attending the event.