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IFIM Newsletter
Published : Thursday, 02 April, 2015 04:03 PM
Face to Face brings out its new edition of newsletter to provide information on happenings at IFIM Business School Bangalore.

  • Blood Donation Camp held on 3rd Feb 2015 at IFIM College
  • VORTEX 2K15 Sports Extravaganza
  • MYNTRA Co-Founders Tryst
  • Manage Live and Lead” Book Launched at IFIM B School on 30th Jan 2015
  • Kanyathon 2015: Taking a step forward to save the girl child
  • NHRDN 3rd Business Leadership Quiz 2015 for Corporates held at Auditorium
  • IFIM College celebrates 1st Graduation Day on 19th Feb 2015
  • IFIM B-School celebrates 20th Founders Day 20th Feb 2015
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Managing Editor – Dr. Madhumita Chatterji, Director
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 IFIMB School Students participate in Oxfam Trailwalk 2015

Students of IFIM B School yet again encountered a great opportunity to be a part of Oxfam Trail walks 2015 as volunteers. Almost 30 students volunteered for a great cause like this. The Oxfam’s are a rightsbased international organization that fights poverty and injustice by linking grassroots programming (through partner NGOs) to local,national and global advocacy and policy-making.Trail walker is team challenge event which is liked by corporates all over the world. The format of the event is very simple, four people get together to form a team and undertake the challenge to walk or run 100 kms within 48 hours.

Oxfam India organized second edition of Oxfam Trail walker, a three-day walkathon from
23rd to 25th Jan 2015. The walkathon covered a distance of 100 km in 48 hours from Pearl Valley, Anekal to Eagleton in Bidadi.

As many as 174 teams, including Goldman Sachs, Accenture, Thomson Reuters, Infinite Computer Solutions, Analog Devices, Royal Bank of Scotland, Synergy Maria, Deloitte, HSBC, J Sagar Associates, Deutche Bank, Dreamworks, Google, Disney and Tattba group, participated in the event. IFIM students were immensely appreciated by the corporate and the organizers for providing crucial support and encouragement to all the teams on the Bengaluru trail. Thus the Oxfam Trail walker 2015 was a huge success
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Blood Donation Camp held on 3rd Feb 2015 at IFIM College

A Blood Donation Camp was organized by the NSS Unit and YRC Wing of our college on 3rd Feb, 2015 in association with the Indian Red Cross Society, Karnataka Branch, Bangalore. It was organized in the library area of our college which was best suitable in all ways.
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A series of class announcements were made in regular intervals to motivate students for this noble cause. The camp was declared open with a formal talk by the Director of the college Prof Lakshminarayanan followed by an informative talk by Dr HemanthrajSewargi, an ex-service man and Sri Vijayan, the co-ordinator of IRC.

The programme officer of NSS Unit , Prof Venkatesh.B.B welcomed the audience. The Principal of the college Dr. Ramu and the programme officer of YRC Wing, Prof Ambanna S.
Madabhavi were also present.112 students including faculty and non-teachingstaff members appeared and 97 were successful in donating blood.The camp did not have any limitations in its participation as it was not just the students whodonated blood but the faculty members, staff members, security personnel and most of all -thesecretary himself appeared for this cause which was a moment of pride for all the organizers.Finally the most important of all points is that many of the donors were donating for the first time in life which stands as a benchmark for this camp. All the donors, the NSS Unit, YRC Wing and the College were given certificates of appreciation by Indian Red Cross, Karnataka State Branch, Bangalore.
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Mr. Raveen Sastry, MYNTRA Co-Founder’s Tryst with IFIM Students

IFIM had the great pleasure of welcoming cofounder of the fashion e-commerce giant Myntra,
Mr. Raveen Shastry, to talk with the students of 2014-16 PGDM batch. Mr. Shastry is an alumnus of R .V engineering college and had the entrepreneurial bug hit him early on. This shows in the various ventures he started along with his partners. Currently he is the co-founder of Nudgespot which helps companies to trigger mails, SMSs and in app messages to their customers to complete a purchase.

His interaction with the students was as casual as he carried himself. He stated that to start one’s own business we needn’t start with an idea. It can start with the problem that we face in our day to day life.As a believer in the future of mobile apps he said that programming will be an added asset in an entrepreneur’s armor.
He also asserted that the best thing that happened to him and helped him to start with various ventures were the good people who were with him. He wasn’t finished with his talk to the budding entrepreneurs in the IFIM auditorium. He advised them to be like animals and never give up. We should carry a good attitude when we start a venture. And finally we should make a product which the customer wants. He also stated it is absolutely fine to fail. The talk ended with a lasting sentence, “Startup is like smoking, and once you start it is hard to stop.”

VORTEX 2K15 Sports Extravaganza at IFIM

Vortex (The mass of spinning air) is a sports fest which was organized by IFIM. It had events
like Cricket, Football, Volleyball and Table Tennis. The main organizers were Santhosh Kumar, Kaushik Shetty and Sivateja Varma of the 2013-15 batch. They took time from their busy internship program and worked hand in hand with lads of batch 2014-16.
The students went to many colleges to promote the event. The Vortex fever started two days before the final event even kicked off.. The Masjid ground was the venue for the cricket tournament which was near to the hostel. Other events were conducted in the Hostel grounds.
It was a two day fest conducted on the 7th and 8th of February. Teams from many colleges and
corporates arrived at 9 in the morning. The hostel ground looked like Spain’s Pamplona during the Bull Run fest. The whistle sound started at 10 o clock with the huge excitement in the ground. IFIM students also participated in the entire sports events
NH7 one of the corporate team took the winner's trophy in cricket and football. New Horizon College took the volleyball winner's trophy and Table Tennis winners were SFS (singles) and Alliance (doubles).

“Manage Live and Lead” Book Launched at IFIM B School on 30th Jan 2015

“Manage, Live and Lead” , a book written by Mr Venkat Changavalli, notable Indian advisor, author, leadership mentor, management consultant and trainer was launched at IFIM Campus with much fanfare, kick-starting their 20th Anniversary Celebrations.
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Mr. Venkat Changavalli inspired the audience and kept them spell bound till the end, with his stories based on management principles, and experiences as CEO. His speech was a mix of humour and knowledge which gave interesting insights into the life of a manager. He also encouraged the youth to concentrate on ‘real life’ bosses that is family, more than work bosses.

Dr Masood, the Guest of Honour continued the thought process of Mr. Venkat through another
inspiring and thought provoking talk on life skills management and effectively summing up his talk with a Hindi couplet. Dr Sastry the Chief Guest and Mr. Nagaraja, another Guest of Honour wound up the session effectively through an interesting methodology on Human Resource Management. Chief Guest for the event was Dr V. Sastry , Director – The National Stock Exchange & Board of Governor IFIM B School. The Guests of Honour were Prof. Mohammad Masood Ahmed, Past President – Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) and Mr S Nagaraja, Chairman – NIPM KC
The book launch was an interesting learning and networking platform followed by cocktails and
dinner were the icing on the cake for concluding the inspiring evening IFIM Business School is proud to have hosted the book launch of such an eminent personality like Mr Venkat Changavalli, who also serves as Advisor to Govt. of Uttar Pradesh for Home and Health departments and Director on the Board of State Bank of Hyderabad. The event was held in association with NIPM and AIMS.

Kanyathon 2015: Taking a step forward to save the girl child

Kanyathon is an annual 5k Run by IFIM Business School to create awareness among the  eople
against female exploitation. The main theme being "Run for a cause". This year, we are going into the third installment of Kanyathon to save the girl child. It will be held on 8th March 2015 at Cubbon Park. Everyone is urged to put on their walking shoes to ensure that a girl child sees the light of day, as we at IFIM B School stand against female infanticide.

Students from almost all colleges from the city as well as corporates are expected to participate in the event and march towards their goal, which is to free the girl child from the clutches of evil.
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NHRDN 3rd Business Leadership Quiz 2015 for Corporates held at IFIM Auditorium

The National Human Resource Development Network organized the third business leadership
quiz for the corporates on 2nd Feb 2015. The regional round for South India was held in Bangalore at the IFIM Campus. It was an ultimate quiz held on business, marketing and advertising. Using the theme of a diamond, many of the quiz rounds were based on “color, cut, clarity, carat” etc.The quiz master Krish Banik kept the audience at IFIM engaged as he rolled out question after question. There were a good number of teams from the corporate sector who visited IFIM Campus to attend and participate in this event. The host team from IFIM consisting of Professor Rajarshi Chakraborty and Ms Marushka Monette also made it to the final round.
It was a good knowledge exchange experience at IFIM as many members of the audience as well could participate and share trivia with the others.
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IFIM College celebrates 1st Graduation Day On 19th Feb 2015, IFIM College celebrated its first Graduation Day with great fanfare. Before receiving their degrees from Bangalore University, they were given ‘pearls of wisdom’ and advice from esteemed dignitaries on stage which included Mr V.B.Padode Chairman & Founder, IFIM Institutions, Mr Sanjay Padode Secretary CDE Society, Professor M.S.Lakshmi Narayanan Director- University Education and Dr N Ramu- Principal, IFIM College. Dr Madhumita Chatterji, Director- IFIM B School delivered the graduation day address. She said that there is no such thing as failure. That’s just life telling

us to move in another direction. She also encouraged all the students to rise above the crowd
and stop playing small. Additionally, she held through insight on life’s lessons by displaying two
clips from a Calvin & Hobbes cartoon strip which spoke about learning lessons from the universe and to never stop pursuing dreams.
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Professor M.S.Lakshmi Narayanan said that he felt elated and proud that IFIM College is celebrating the first graduation day. He thanked God, the faculty and Mr V. B Padode since it was our founder that makes us feel like a united family of IFIM Institutions.

Mr Sanjay Padode also spoke on the occasion of graduation day. He urged all the students to be responsible, and never underestimate anyone. Luck favors only those who work hard. He then inspired the students with a motivational talk on how it is essential to have true dedication to achieve results and be successful. He ended his messages to the outgoing students saying ‘Don’t wait for luck, keep pursuing your goal. ’ V.B.Padode spoke about his knowledge of Indian
politics and leadership, and gave us an insight into his new book ‘Making and Unmaking of Prime Ministers of India. It was a critical examination of tenures of 15 Prime Ministers whose policies and programmes shaped India since Independence.
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IFIM B School celebrates 20th Founders Day

On 20th of February 2015, IFIM B School celebrated the 20th Founders Day which was a mega event highlighting the 20 years of transformation of the Institute.

Chief Guest for the event was His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder of Art of Living who blessed and inaugurated the celebrations and spoke elaborately on Leadership and  anagement. The Guest of Honour was Mr. Ashish Chauhan, MD & CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange. Also present on the occasion were Mr. V. B. Padode, Chairman - Centre for Developmental Education (CDE) Society and Chief Editor - Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ), Dr. R. S. Nirjar, Executive Chairman - Board of Governors, Vice Chancellor (Retd.) Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida (UP), Padma Bhushan Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Founder- HCL & Former Chairman-
HCL Infosystems Ltd, Dr. V. A. Sastry, Director - The National Stock Exchange, Mr. Sanjay Padode, Secretary - CDE Society, Bangalore, Mr. Mike Shah, President & CEO - M. S. Enterprises, Bangalore, Mr. Rajesh Padode, Joint Managing Director - DSIJ Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Mr.
Rakesh Bamzai, SVP & President Commercial India and Emerging Markets, Mylan harmaceuticals Ltd among others.
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Speaking at the inauguration of the 20th Year Celebration of the IFIM B School, H H Sri Sri Ravi
Shankar said, “The most important aspect of leadership is to let go of control and surrender
with childlike innocence. A true leader has qualities of compassion, sacrifice, care, determination, humility and leads by example creating leaders and not followers. Everybody is bigger than their problems and they should have faith that only the best will happen to them when their intention is pure. In the current competitive world, talent and inner strength enable one to gain a larger understanding of life, where winning or losing takes the backstage. On business, he said money can become the central point of business when it is within the boundary of ethics. Healthy food habits, exercise, meditation and relaxation help an individual gain the right balance between business and life” he added. Mr. V B Padode added “I feel extremely gratified that the seeds sown two decades ago have grown and are yielding best of fruits for the all-round benefit of corporates and society at large”. The year-long celebration themed on
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“Transformation” will feature various events beginning with the launch event on 20th February
with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, followed by Kanyathon 2015 on March 8th at Cubbon Park. It is the fourth edition of the walkathon with over 5000 people, conducted yearly by IFIM B School since 2011 to support women empowerment and save the girl child program and host of lectures, CSR initiatives, Public Private Partnership projects, programs in association with Lion’s Club  International, etc. The theme also incorporates transforming the environment and giving back to society. Further plans include ‘transformation series’ which involves talks on leadership and entrepreneurship from industry giants, motivational speakers and selfmade businessmen. Additionally, the IFIM CSR team has taken upon itself a project called “Shiksha Aadhar” to educate the less privileged, and for this very purpose, the IFIM hostel’s library has been
chosen as the venue for a new coaching center.
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