How Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad, helped Sri Ram Reventh Kumar sharpen his professional skills

Sri Ram Reventh Kumar is living his long-term career goal and working as a corporate sales professional with, India. And this has been possible because of Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad, in his opinion. As someone who’s responsible for managing clients directly, engaging with them, and offering solutions from time to time, the need for honing certain skills like communication, decision-making, and technical was not just a necessity but something without which he wouldn’t have been able to lay a foundation of his career.

This journey from knowing little to possibly a lot more has been made possible by VJIM, in Kumar’s view. He shares that the feeling of being at the VJIM campus has, in itself, been a huge driver for him to acknowledge the educational privilege he has received. Since having begun his journey to pursuing PGDM in Hyderabad to now securing a job at one of the country’s largest organizations, Kumar has taken a step forward each day and tried new things, for which, he thanks his peers and faculty members who pushed him.

“The due credit for whatever I have attained so far goes to VJIM since the whole institute challenged me to get out of my comfort zone, face experiences, and learn new things. The pattern of the course has been designed in a way that each student gets the exposure to the right resources needed to succeed, progress, and grow. I firmly feel, the presentations, assignments, events, seminars, and guest lectures have all contributed to our transformed professional outlook. VJIM is not just giving great education but also preparing and refining leaders of tomorrow,” adds Kumar.

Kumar, who previously worked in the aviation industry, had no deep know-how of the marketing world. However, his internship at T-Hub, Hyderabad, as a branding and marketing professional, coupled with classroom guidance, helped him set his foot in this industry well enough. Kumar adds that there’s never a dull moment at work since he’s surrounded by subordinates, managers, and leaders who are not only ambitious and driven but very helpful and cordial.

When speaking on what advice he would give to the aspiring students, Kumar said, “Attend as many classes as possible. Take part in all the socio-cultural events taking place within and outside of the institute. That will give you exposure and make you bold as well as adaptable. And, the best thing to do is seek guidance and mentorship from the professors and visiting faculty members – they’re the finest in their areas of work.” Lastly, Kumar emphasizes that the experiences from the class, learnings from the pioneers, and moments spent at the campus & in the institute are like no other, and for that, one must enroll in a professional course like PGDM at an institute like VJIM.    

Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management releases a Seminar on Future Trends in Financial Industry

1st October, 2018:   Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, one of the top 25 ranking B-schools in India by Indian Management Survey 2015, demonstrated developments across the Financial Industry. The seminar showcase was held at the Institute premises, and attracted the premier panelists from across the sector.

Realizing the need to study this particular area of phenomenon, Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management invited some of the business leaders and management fraternity to associate on building a shared understanding of context for the Financial Industry in order to evolve at workplace. Mr. Rajendra Prasad Mikkilineni from Karvy Stock Broking Ltd spoke at the showcase with the basics that a finance professional should possess.

Some of the key highlights of his discussion included:

– Constantly seeking to learn new developments happening in the industry

– Understanding the fact about the Financial Services Industry and that it is a Mediator between Households and Corporates

– The Fundamentals of any job with a financial role remains the same, but the delivery of service varies with the ever-evolving technology

– Importance of IoT in different departments

– Differences between Derivate and Fundamental analyst and its features

– Different parameters to consider before investing in the stock market

The esteemed gathering was further graced by the presence Mr. Sandeep Medury, the Associate Vice President at Quadratyx, who took over by highlighting on the future trends that could take place in the financial sector. Largely, his discussion included an outline on the Big Data, AI, Fintech, Robots, and the related technology with its due impact on the banking sector.

Speaking on the initiative, Dr.Ch.S.Durga Prasad, Director, Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management said, “It has been a pleasure to be a part of this collaborative effort, conceptualized and organized by some of our faculty members and students to promote and comprehend the practical business world. We are grateful for having the most esteemed panelists to enhance the existing awareness levels on the whole of financial sector which will act like a road map for our students.”

The Orientation Program at VJIM, Hyderabad packed with learning experiences with a twist and first taste of corporate culture.

The Orientation Program being held at VJIM, Hyderabad is in full swing as new management recruits get acquainted with each other, their B School and the corporate culture as well. A healthy mix of learning and fun activities, the program being held between 11th and 30th June has hit the right notes. And it all began with the ice-breaking session where students worked in teams and got to know each other. For many it is the beginning of the long lasting bonds they will make on the campus throughout the course of the program.

The freshers also got the opportunity to explore the campus through the exciting Treasure Hunt event. As they looked for suggestions and clues they interacted with faculty members and figured out some of the cool spots on campus, which will become their future hangouts. Sessions on grooming, business etiquettes, team management, business strategies and communication skills were helmed by experienced faculty members. These skills are as important to future managers as the knowledge of business concepts they will rely on in their careers.

Students were also exposed to the latter through Pre-term courses that gave them a fair idea of what to expect during the program. Madhulika spoke of the benefits of the courses as she said, “As a Bachelor’s in Computer Applications graduate these sessions were very useful for me to understand the basics of management courses.” The ABS (Analyzing business situations) and News paper analysis also played a key role in helping students understand the latest trends and made them aware of the innovative pedagogues VJIM, Hyderabad focuses on.


The Out Bound Training session instilled the importance of team work amongst students in a fun way. They also got the platform to put their learning into practice through ‘My Theme Corner’. Once again students worked in teams and were given three hours to execute an entire event based on different themes. VJIM, Hyderabad builds on this practical exposure through industry visits and sessions that add to students’ learning experience. The orientation program already included eye-opening visits to Acumen Connect and Finecab, a cable manufacturing company. With this all round exposure new recruits of the institute are definitely on the right track.

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.

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.

Diwali became a splendid affair of light and colors at the VJIM hostel!

It all started at 5.00 pm on 11th November, 2015. The hostel premises was amazingly shining from the rays of the diyas and it smelled of marigold flowers everywhere. Everyone on campus wore their ethnic best and had their smiles adding to the beauty of the evening. The spirit was infectious. The puja was held according to the vidhi, and Prasad was distributed among everyone present.

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Noiseless crackers followed the prasad distribution and there were sweets to add more flavour to the beautiful evening. Everyone posed for the cameras and warm wishes and prayers floated in the air. The ceremony closed with lip-smacking dinner and more fireworks. VJIM glowed like always!

What happened at the college fresher’s 2015?

FUN WITH THE FUCCHAS: Students of VJIM organized a fresher’s party on 8th September, 2015 to welcome the newcomers in college. The evening marked the induction and integration of the new entrants in the VJIM family. The party organized on the campus was a fun filled affair.

MUSIC MASTI GLITTER GLAMOUR: The party started with the hosts (MANOJ & PAUL) welcoming the crowd to the evening where the red carpet was rolled out for their juniors.

Line of events were aligned right from dance performances by the senior girls, to a Pawan Kalyan number by Ajay and dialogue delivery of Bala Krishna by Sathvik and a blind pair game organized by Kapil. The most awaited title of Mr. and Ms. Fresher ’15 unfurled towards the later part of the evening, setting the stage ablaze.

VJIM celebrated the grandeur of Shri Ganesha- the ruler of the universe on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi as a festival started getting observed in India when an eminent Indian philosopher named- Bal Gangadhar Tilak thought this festival could help connecting people together and stir the sense of camaraderie in them. Naturally, a festival such as this brings forth a sense of devotion among people and helps them enlighten their minds when organized in educational and corporate offices.

The students of Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi amidst much enthusiasm and fervor. The preparation started in full swing before a week from the actual day of celebrating Lord Ganesha. The idol was instituted in a small pandal decorated with beautiful flowers and green leaves. The Bappa was careful selected to match the theme.

On the day of celebration, the students were seen dressed up in their best attires at around 10 am in the morning near the pandal waiting for the commencement of the rituals under the guidance of the priest.

The priest initiated the ritual by chanting various hymns and mantras from the holy book, igniting spiritual feeling among all the devotees. He further narrated the story of Lord Ganesha, from various verses.

After all the ceremonies were undertaken, the priest passed on his blessings to all the students and wished them success in all future endeavors. The student incharge distributed prasadam to rest of the students present there. The teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students enthusiastically offered the Lord’s andreacited aarti.

The ceremony will now continue being solemnized until 5 days with continuous morning and evening hymns. The 22nd September, 2015 will be noted as the last day of the festival and a well-disciplined procession will be led by the students from the campus to the immersion site of the river.

VJIM believes in diversity and each every student participates with equal enthusiasm to learn from each other’s religion and Faith. No major festival is left unobserved.

– Article compiled by PR Club, VJIM

VJIM celebrated Lord Krishna and the beauty of diversity on its campus!

As a part of the Hindu legacy, the birthday of Lord Krishna was celebrated in the midnight of September 4, 2015 at the Vignana Jytohi Institute of Management‘s hostel. The Idol of the god was decorated with flowers and various other hand crafted, pretty decors.

When the clock stroke midnight, the IMG_20150905_240955794celebration unfurled. Guptha, a first year PGDM student played the role of Lord Krishna and the female students participated as his playmates. Everyone built a small circle around him and started Dandiya Raas.

With the smell of the incense sticks, pot pourri, fresh flowers, chandan and ghee, the atmosphere turned completely serene. Devotional songs added to the purity in the air.

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Mr. P. Venkat Kumar at VJIM, Hyderabad shares his experience with the retail giant Big Bazaar and helps students get an insight into the Retail industry

-Sandipa Padhi

PGDM, Class of 2015

Vignana Jyoyhi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad

Industry-Institute interface sessions at Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad are highly anticipated because they offer a brilliant opportunity for students to learn from the best in the business. The session held on 9th Sept was no different as it brought Mr. P. Venkat Kumar, Assistant Unit Head, Operations, Big Bazaar, Ameerpet, Hyderabad to the campus to share his views and insight on the subject of Retail Management. With him he brought his vast experience in the field to help students understand what it is all about and how they can excel in it.

The Retail Industry has always been considered to be one which is versatile, dynamic and filled with different opportunities. Mr. Kumar also reminded the gathering that the Indian Retail Industry is one of the largest in the world and is estimated to be over USD 450 billion. Moreover the industry is in a high growth phase, and is expected to grow continuously for the next two decades. There are many new changes on the anvil, including the much talked about FDI approval. Hence it was a timely session for the students, who stood to gain a lot from it.

Mr. Kumar wasn’t to disappoint as he helped them understand the basics of Retail Management. According to him, “It includes various processes, which help customers procure the desired merchandise from the retail stores for their end use. It has all the steps required to bring customers into the store and fulfill their buying needs. Retail management makes shopping a pleasurable experience for customers who can shop without difficulty and leave the store with a smile on their faces.”

For those who might be interested in Retail industry or even aspire to open a retail outlet of their own, Mr. Kumar had a few pointers to consider. “The location of the store, population of the area, customer convenience, pre-capita income of that area and the mix of community are the factors that you have to remember,” he suggested. He then explained the importance of these factors with an example of Big Bazaar outlet in Hyderabad that couldn’t make profits because the pre-capita income of the population in the area worked out to be a hindrance.

In fact, Mr. Kumar’s lecture was interspersed with several anecdotes from his own professional experiences that made things easier to understand for students. He reminded them that Big Bazaar had 200 different formats of retail outlets all over the country because of the above mentioned factors. He then offered valuable insight into an important element of retail; layout of a store. He stated that it includes manpower, product mix, ambience, parking facility, licensing, visibility of the building, which one should pay attention to.

Mr. Kumar then dug into his experiences with Big Bazaar to talk about critical factors that impact retail stores. “Stocks are important and we try to keep them high. Staff should be well trained and have job satisfaction, which is why we rotate them. But the most important thing is to make sure your customers are happy. That’s the reason we have started Wednesday Bazaar and other offers during festive seasons,” he added. Clearly these strategies have hit their mark, as did his talk with the VJIM students.