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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