Open House programme for Degree Students


Open House program for degree students.

 

As a part of Open House program, CLAP ISB had students from Government Arts and Commerce College, Calicut visiting the premises. They were given 1-day inhouse training on 21st century employability passport program. The session was taken by Prof. Manoj who took exclusive session on ' Managerial Thinking' and it was followed by a session by Mukunda Kumar – Senior Director – SAP & Analytics, NTT Data.  Mr Mukund took a session on career planning and the qualities every individual should inculcate in order to succeed in their professional life.

 

 

The session was ended with a light refreshment to all the participants. The visiting students were taken through all the other departments and buildings of the institutions viz. Engineering, Pharmacy and Medical colleges. It was a great learning experience for the students from Calicut and the change could be seen in the faces of the students.





Speech Kraft Workshop

Speech Kraft Workshop

Speech Kraft Workshop


Very interesting and happy to see the highly active and energitic students participating in speech Kraft training @9.30 PM. The CLAPians are enjoying the learning by participation. 

Courtesy: Prof. Manoj Govind and Muralidhar Reddy





Digital Marketing Workshop

Digital Marketing Workshop

Digital Marketing Workshop


Our Senior CLAPians from Bangalore campus have successfully completed the certification program on Digital Marketing by Mr. Balagopalan, Digital strategist, IIM. Wonderful learning experience and lot of take aways.

 Thank you Bala.





Industrial Visit to KOMUL, KOLAR

Industrial Visit to KOMUL, KOLAR

Industrial Visit To KOMUL, KOLAR


Junior Clapians of 2018 Batch had an opportunity to visit KMF, Nandini dairy at Kolar on 29th January 2019. The learning involved the Operations of a Industry, Processing, Packing, Testing, Supply chain and Marketing. Students enjoyed this visit and had cherishing memories to last.

There was a plenty of practical learning during the visit.





Freshers day 2019

Freshers day 2019

Freshers Day 2019


Freshers' Day celebration at CLAP!

Freshers Day was organised by MBA final year students to welcome the incoming students on January 12th, 2019. Miss Ambika and Mr Subrojit were the masters of ceremony. In the beginning all the teaching faculty were invited to the dais and welcomed with bouquet.

The program kicked off with traditional prayers. The entire gathering was addressed by Prof. Muralidhar Reddy, H.O.D with inspiring words on how the students should shape themselves and bring good name for both the CLAP-ISB and their parents. Other faculty members Prof. Raghu, Prof. Roopa and Prof Sudip also gave their thoughts in few words.

Both  final year students and incoming students participated in dance competition and singing competition. The other highlights of the fresher’s day were the skit and fashion show by the students. Ridhima Sharma was adjudged as Miss Fresher and Munavar Firoz was the Mr Fresher. Prof Manoj handed over the prizes to the winners.

 

 

Entire program was meticulously organised showcasing the talent in terms of applying management skills. The program facilitated final year students and incoming students to know each other and everyone left the hall with positive vibes.





ADVISORY BOARD MEETING


We have concluded our advisory board meeting which discussed the enhancement of exisiting curriculum, adding more corporate exposure for the students and about creating a better research environment for the CLAPians! The advisory board includes
Dr.Radhakrishna Pillai - Author of the best selling book "Corporate Chanakya", Deputy Director of Mumbai University, Advisor to Indian Military and 100 odd companies

Dr.Sudhakar Varanasi - Founder of 108 emergency ambulance service, Philanthropist and mentor to many corporate

Dr.Mathew J Manimala - Former Chairman of HR & OB area at IIM - B, Former head of NSRCEL at IIM - B. A great Author

Mr.Shreekanth Pattar - Entrepreneur, Start -Up consultant, Angel Investor, Fitness enthusiast and an avid traveler
Mr.Reddy Kumar - CEO of Aryan Construction and research enthusiast in Anthropology
Mr.Suresh Pai - Chartered Accountant, Partner and director at Atefficiency consultants
Mr.Rajiv Jain - CEO, Play Technologies - the most renowned name in Home Automation
Mr.Thaslim Shamsudeen - MD of Fida food and Oil Manufacturers, Brand Consultant
Ms.Swati Bondia - Founder and Chief Innovator at CLAP, Woman of the year awardee, 10 most outstanding young entrepreneurs in the world
Mr.Jithin Sali - Founder and COO at CLAP, Legal and management professional, Career mentor
 

Mr. G S SREEKIRAN - Founder and Director and CLAP, World record holder in career mapping. 
Mr.Manoj Govind - Executive VP and Director L& D at CLAP
Dr.Muralidhar Reddy - Head at CLAP ISB.

All our academic and Administrative team participated in the programme, so that we learn and progress in each step!

Let's CLAP!





INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXPOSURE AT MALAYSIA

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXPOSURE AT MALAYSIA

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EXPOSURE AT MALAYSIA


Our third semester CLAPians had an International Cultural Exposure (ICE) Programme at Malaysia which was filled with fun and frolic!! The industrial visits followed by an amazing workshop with certification on "Industrial Revolution 4.0" at K Pintar Talent Academy really added value to the ICE programme .

It was a wonderful trip to Malaysia





Paid Internship at Malaysia

Paid Internship at Malaysia

Internship At Malaysia


Our CLAP International MBA batch students succesfully completed their International Paid Internship at Malaysia. The valediction ceremony was graced by the presence of Dato' Michael (Founder of Taylors University) who awarded the certificates. The ceremony was commenced with presentation by the interns followed by inputs from heads of various organisations.

Best intern awards were given to Mr. Sadique- International Intern at Megatech (Dpt of Operations), Ms.Aneena - International intern at Crystal Crown (Dpt. Of Sales Marketing), Mr.Dhanush - International intern at Leo Palace (Dpt. Of Operations).

 

We welcome back all our international interns to continue their MBA program back in our equally competent campus!

"TERIMA KASIH!"





"Time with Corporate Heroes"

"Time with Corporate Heroes"

Time With Corporate Heroes


"Time with Corporate Heroes" is a regular corporate interaction event which helps our young CLAPians to learn directly from our stalwarts! Yesterday was such an awesome day for all of us to learn from

Shivakumar Venkateswaran - Chief Human Resource Officer, IIM Bangalore, former HR director at ISB, former GM-HR at Future Group

Deena Jacob - CFO of Open Financial Technologies Ltd, Former CFO of Tapzo and Taxi for Sure, India's most influential 100 CFO awardee

Mukunda Kumar - Senior Director SAP & Analytics of NTT Data, a data scientist, Mentor at IIM K, Former Head of SAP at Collabera, Former Leader at EY and not to miss, he is a regular full marathon runner (inspiring many!)

Manoj MM - A real coach and L&D manager at Wipro. Former Aircraft maintenance engineer with Indian Navy, specialised in weapons and an amazing coach!!

Prashanth Banerjee - CEO of Gilada Finance Ltd, former VP of Light microfinance, former AVP of YES Bank. His observations and perspectives are just amazing!

 

Now you can imagine the learning which we had, it was an amazingly crafted day!! Thanks to all my corporate friends and our CLAP family!! As our pledge say, we all are awesome!!!

 





Volunteering with Unitedway at Makkalahabba 2018


Our students were happy to be part of #Makkalahabba2018, organised by #Government of Karnataka in Association with#United way. More than a Lakh of children participated in the event. Our students volunteered in registration, event management and Feed back areas. There were lot of take aways for management students as they had experienced the dogmas taught in the classroom.

Our students were happy to be part of #Makkalahabba2018, organised by #Government of Karnataka in Association with#United way. More than a Lakh of children participated in the event. Our students volunteered in registration, event management and Feed back areas. There were lot of take aways for management students as they had experienced the dogmas taught in the classroom.





Time with Corporate Heroes

Time with Corporate Heroes

Time With Corporate Heroes


Time with Corporate Heroes, an initiative of CLAP-ISB which is a ‘melting pot’ of academia and industry was held on 17th November, 2018 at Taj Vivanta – Whitefield. The occasion was graced by five eminent and successful individuals from the corporate world.

Shivakumar Venkateshwaran – CHRO – IIMB, Former GM, People Office, South Zone Future Group and Former Director HR ISB.

Deena Jacob – CFO, Open Financial Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Former CFO – Tapzo & Taxi for Sure, CIMA most influential CFO awardee.

Manoj MM – Manager – Learning and Development Wipro, Former Indian Navy official, former trainer with Landmark worldwide.

Mukunda Kumar – Senior Director – SAP & Analytics, NTT Data, Head SAP at Collabera, Leader EY Kerala Mentor – IIM K.

Prashanth Banerjee – CEO, Gilada Finance and investments Ltd. Former Micro Finance Pvt. Ltd, Former AVP of YES Bank.

 

 

Our students were divided into 5 groups. Each group had a chance of interacting with corporate heroes for a time span of 20 minutes.

The students made the best utilization of the opportunity and asked wide range of questions covering different aspects and verticals of the corporate world.

Questions asked covered Human Resources, Marketing, Finance etc. Other queries covered challenges while starting and building a career in the corporate, qualities sought out in the corporate world etc.

 

 

Some of the key takeaways from the event for the students were that corporate world currently is looking for individuals who can work in multicultural environment and employees who come up with innovative ideas.

The students were overjoyed as they got answers based on the real time experience of the corporate heroes. 





AATM.MANTHAN - Personality awareness session by Ms Ritu Prasad.


Ms Ritu Prasad - Business School Faculty and Behaviorial Skills Trainer who has been directly trained by Mr Scott Lerman(President, Lucid Brands, US) on branding was in the campus on 19th November, 2018.

She was invited to CLAP-ISB for AATM.MANTHAN program which is a personality awareness and communication competency session. The session was based on self-analysis and psychometric test.

Session was very interactive staring with brainstorming exercice where our students were asked to write their choices and favorite creatures on piece of paper. This exercise helped our students to understand three main things viz. how they want to project themselves, what they actually are and finally what exactly is hidden inside their heart. The take away from the session was that all the individuals need to know above mentioned three things inorder to win the world and taste success in both their personal and professional life.

Her final advice for all the students was that "Enjoying the journey towards your destination is as important as reaching the destination itself"

CLAP ISB thanks Ms Rutu Prasad wholeheartedly for the enlightening session.

Ms Ritu Prasad - Business School Faculty and Behaviorial Skills Trainer who has been directly trained by Mr Scott Lerman(President, Lucid Brands, US) on branding was in the campus on 19th November, 2018.

She was invited to CLAP-ISB for AATM.MANTHAN program which is a personality awareness and communication competency session. The session was based on self-analysis and psychometric test.

Session was very interactive staring with brainstorming exercice where our students were asked to write their choices and favorite creatures on piece of paper. This exercise helped our students to understand three main things viz. how they want to project themselves, what they actually are and finally what exactly is hidden inside their heart. The take away from the session was that all the individuals need to know above mentioned three things inorder to win the world and taste success in both their personal and professional life.

Her final advice for all the students was that "Enjoying the journey towards your destination is as important as reaching the destination itself"

CLAP ISB thanks Ms Rutu Prasad wholeheartedly for the enlightening session.





Honour to our Co-Founder Ms. Swati Bondia

Honour to our Co-Founder Ms. Swati Bondia

Honour To Our Co-Founder Ms. Swati Bondia


Ms.Swati Bondia, Co-founder and Director of CLAP ISB was honoured at 'International Conference on Sprituality, Science and Environment' at Mount Abu, organised by Brahmakumaris. She Spoke on Roles and Responsibilities of Youth in development of our Contry! Ms.Swati Bondia's speech was well received by the audience.

Ms.Swati Bondia, Co-founder and Director of CLAP ISB was honoured at 'International Conference on Sprituality, Science and Environment' at Mount Abu, organised by Brahmakumaris. She Spoke on Roles and Responsibilities of Youth in development of our Contry! Ms.Swati Bondia's speech was well received by the audience.





Launch of KITE FOUNDATION

Launch of KITE FOUNDATION

KITE FOUNDATION Inauguration


Launch of KITE FOUNDATION at Holyspirit School and PU College,Bangalore by our founder trustee and Chairman Prof. G S Sreekiran along with other trust members. The school will donate 1000-2000kg of old newspapers for empowering underprivileged aspiring professionals. We welcome Holy Spirit School & PU college to KITE Family as "Diamond Kite Flyer!" Their annual theme "Yuva Prachothana" and the related activities prove that Holy Spirit School & PU college has humanity as their core value!

 

If you have not registered yet to donate your old newspapers please give a miss call to 8884331802 or visit www.kitefoundation.org 
#kiteflyer #kiteambassadors #donateoldnewspapers #unitetoignite





Interactive session by Serial Entrepreneur Mr. Shreekant Pattar

Interactive session by Serial Entrepreneur Mr. Shreekant Pattar

Interactive Session By Serial Entrepreneur Mr. Shreekant Pattar


Mr.Shreekant Pattar - serial entrepreneur, start - up evangelist, angel investor, an avid traveller, a passionate photographer, fitness enthusiast and Director of CLAP interacted with the future global professionals at CLAP ISB. He encouraged them to have bigger dream and challenge themselves to cross all the obstacles to reach that goal! Our CLAPians are privileged to learn directly from our beloved Shreekant Pattar!

 

Each time we interact, you give us some new alternate thoughts, refined direction and inspiration to run faster. Thank you for your piece of advise to our students.





A Session on Entrepreneurial journey

A Session on Entrepreneurial journey

A Session On Entrepreneurial Journey


Successful entrepreneurs are not born with golden spoon or golden opportunities. You have to treat all the obstacles as opportunities and use them as bricks to build a path towards the success. These were the inspiring words shared by Mr. Reddy Kumar C V, an enthusiastic and avid business analyst to our students.

He was pouring his heart out in an interacive session with the students about the hardships and struggles that one has to face in order to succeed in being a entrepreneur.

His piece of advise for students was to have a strong will power and in depth knowledge about the filed of intrest.

The session was very inspiring and highly appreciated by students.

 

 

Successful entrepreneurs are not born with golden spoon or golden opportunities. You have to treat all the obstacles as opportunities and use them as bricks to build a path towards the success. These were the inspiring words shared by Mr. Reddy Kumar C V, an enthusiastic and avid business analyst to our students.

He was pouring his heart out in an interacive session with the students about the hardships and struggles that one has to face in order to succeed in being a entrepreneur.

His piece of advise for students was to have a strong will power and in depth knowledge about the filed of intrest.

The session was very inspiring and highly appreciated by students.





Employability Passport Programme


Employability skills are very essential and core to build the career of any Managament Graduate.We at CLAP ISB integarate the emploabilty skills into the curriculum. 

As part of our Employability Passport programme Mr. Sambwit Chandra, HR - Process Associate from Capgemini was invited to the campus to share the tips and techniques in resume writing and preparing for the interviews.

Mr. Sambwit has shared his experience and motivated students to develop the skill set required for employability throgh regarous practice. He was instrumental in guiding the students individually in resume preparation.

CLAP ISB Thanks Mr. Sambwit for his time and guidance. 

Employability skills are very essential and core to build the career of any Managament Graduate.We at CLAP ISB integarate the emploabilty skills into the curriculum. 

As part of our Employability Passport programme Mr. Sambwit Chandra, HR - Process Associate from Capgemini was invited to the campus to share the tips and techniques in resume writing and preparing for the interviews.

Mr. Sambwit has shared his experience and motivated students to develop the skill set required for employability throgh regarous practice. He was instrumental in guiding the students individually in resume preparation.

CLAP ISB Thanks Mr. Sambwit for his time and guidance. 





Visit to Karnataka Oil Federation Limited on 27th September 2018

Visit to Karnataka Oil Federation Limited on 27th September 2018

Visit To KOFL


Industy Institute interaction is very much integral part of our academic curriculum. This interaction will bridge the gap between theory and practice.

III Semster MBA students visited Karnatak Oil Federation Limited (KOFL), Whitefield to learn the processing and packing of edible oils.

KOFL produces the edible oils like groundnut oil, sunflower oil and sells in the brand name of Safal. 

The visit was very useful and has given lot of insights on Production, operations, Marketing aspects.

Thank you KOFL for the opportunity. 

Industy Institute interaction is very much integral part of our academic curriculum. This interaction will bridge the gap between theory and practice.

III Semster MBA students visited Karnatak Oil Federation Limited (KOFL), Whitefield to learn the processing and packing of edible oils.

KOFL produces the edible oils like groundnut oil, sunflower oil and sells in the brand name of Safal. 

The visit was very useful and has given lot of insights on Production, operations, Marketing aspects.

Thank you KOFL for the opportunity. 





Annual Family Meet

Annual Family Meet

Annual Family Meet


At CLAP ISB- The most innovative MBA Institution, we believe in family and togetherness, which even reflect in our daily management pledge.

We had our Annual Family Meet where CLAPians proud parents and mentors interact and give feedback each other! An awosome day to cherish!





Challenging the Change

Challenging the Change

Mr.MANOJ GOVIND

The Writer Is An Academic Trainer And Is The Executive Vice President ( Learningand Development) Of CLAP International Business School


Article by our respected Executive Vice President Mr.Manoj Govind in today's Indian Express. A must read for those who aspire to be a global professional!

In the name of providing 'wholistic' skills to students, colleges across the country are creating a temporary fix for students to pass the placement assessments. Manoj Govind reveals the approach needed to revamp the education system in the changing times.

Our educational arena is undergoing a tremendous change, with the focus largely on students. Our young generation needs to be raised in such a manner that they need to ask themselves: “Am 1 ready to challenge the change?” Education is reforming from the platform of  knowledge gathering to applied knowledge. The technological
advancement has made knowledge gathering very easy. But, what is lacking is skill application. Scoring high marks is not a herculean task
any more for students. The university certificate will give them an edge to get a place for the interview.

The critical area is whether he or she is good at knowing their own strengths and weaknessess. Apart from these, what matters most today is evaluating a student's 'emotional resistance.‘ The 'emotional-resistancequotient' decides how good they are in differentiating between reacting and responding. They should understand that argument leads to prove 'I am right,‘ but discussion leads to find out 'what is truth.‘ For all these, our millennials need a verge in decision making.

Mastering the art of bringing the mind to the present along with negotiation skills, presentation skills and platform skills are all crucial. The reflection of these skills can be measured in one’s interpersonal communication skills. The strength of the person is not indulging in a heroic act but the ability to analyse the risks involved and the outcome of the act.

Sensitivity is an important strength that companies look for. Our university curriculum may not change and equip their students to live up to the speed of current challenges. A deliberate, ongoing and constant intervention from the institution's side will bring a solution to this. A serious discussion and deliberation have to be initiated by the placement cells of colleges on the subject of 'employment eligibility' with HR heads of different companies. Understanding a corporate need and equipping the students is essential. Unfortunately, most of the colleges are making temporary fixes and camouflaging the reality during the time of external placements. Skill enhancement is an ongoing process, not a quick fix to meet the current need.


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The solution is to create a parallel system that can measure the effectiveness of this. This should be integrated with the internal assessment using measurable and quantifiable methods. The teaching methodology needs corrective measures as well. The report from reputed organisations like ASSOCHAM clearly shows a majority of our freshers are rejected by the mainstream organisations because they do not feel worthiness in the candidates. Instead of professional assertiveness students reflect selfishness and aggressive nature in their character. Individually, youth should apply some serious thoughts regarding what motivates them. Is it power? Is it money? Is it position? Is it recognition?Is it social commitments? or entirely something else. A clear decision gives a specific vision towards life itself.

Students must work on it them selves. Nothing happens on its own way but they have to make it happen. Students should be aware of the changes happening around them.

Today’s youth should understand the science behind the strategic thinking. They need to shred out the shrouds of peer pressure at the earliest. The transformation must ensure a straightforward attitude towards a career. Whatever position one may hold in the future, the key learnings must ensure that values and ethics in business are not compromised. Companies all over the world are giving more importance for integrity. In the selection process, less importance is given for academic excellence. Being natural helps one to get a green signal to pass through various stages in their career. This is applicable in all spheres of social and professional domains as well.

By hook or crook we may get an advantage but in the long run, sleepless nights cannot be compensated with a good bank balance. It is extremely relevant today to win the hearts of the people you engage in People like Mahatma Gandhi and Abdul Kalam lives in our hearts.Time can’t delete them. Education must create a path-maker, not just a follower.



Article in Indian Express Kochi on 15 May 2018

Article in Indian Express Kochi on 15 May 2018

Ms. Swati Bondia, Founder, CLA ISB


We are happy to share the article published in Indian Express -Kochi on 15-05-2018 about our founder Ms. Swati Bondia.

she is just 26, but is already the owner of four organisations, a social worker and motivational speaker with multiple awards to her credit.
Swati Bondia, Bengaluru-based entrepreneur, who will be visiting the city to take a career guidance session speaks about her journey and What inspired her to turn into full-fledged social work.

"My family is my biggest inspiration. They have always encouraged me to a socially committed citizen. My grandmother used to say that when you take something from society, it is your duty to return it in double, said the Odisha native.

Her om Shanti Traders trains underprivileged couples in handicrafts and provides education to their children for 14 years. "We find beggars from the streets of Karnataka, train them and sell the products they made to corporates. thereby providing them a livelihood", she said.

Swati and her team also own a library in Odisha and conducts a career mapping programme named CLAP (Centre for Learning and Advanced Practice). "During a visit to Kochi, a student explained his story of failing in the medical exam for the fifth time. He said he was interested in fashion designing and not medicine. This in turn, inspired me to take career mapping seriously," Swati said.

In this programme, she pointed out that they try to bridge the gap between parents and children While discussing the latter's career plans inspire them to follow what they wish to in life. She frequently visits various States to take career guidance sesions attended by school and college students have and even corporates. More than 1.5 lakh students have benefitted  from this progamme, she said.

Swathi, an MBA degree holder herself, is also the owner of CLAP ISB (International School Of Business), an MBA college, She Said the college has a tie-up With the Malaysian government, thereby providing students international exposure.


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"Many top global companies have Indians at the top management level, our institute tries to mentor and develop skills to develop top-class business leaders," said Swathi In the session to be held in Kochi, classes on leadership skills Will also be covered along with social entrepreneurship.

Swati represented India at the Top Outstanding Young Personality or the World 2016 in by Junior Chamber International, US. From winning the best entrepreneur award by Wadhvani Foundation this year to a speciaI honour at the Gujarat Law Univarsity for community service, among various other national and international honours, she is proving that there is no stopping her aspirations and services. "My dream is to extend my work across the nation and make more people benefit from it," she said.



Visit to Toyota Kirloskar Motors

Visit to Toyota Kirloskar Motors

Toyota Plant Visit


MBA II Semester students from CLAP ISB had an opportuny to visit the global giant in automobile industry 'Toyota Kirloskar Motors' at Bidadi, Bangalore on 09th May 2018.

The students were welcomed by Mr. Gopinath from HR and Admin Department, led them to conference hall, presented with glipmse of history of Toyota Motors through video session.

Later the students were taken to Manufacturing Plant 2, where the assembling of Etios model was shown. The students were exposed to different TQM inititaives Toyota has taken like JIT, Toyota Way of Manufacturing, Kaizan, 5S, Andon, Pokoyoke etc.,Students were enthrilled with the experience as they lerned the concepts by practical way.

Visit to Toyota Kirloskar Motors





Visit To MYSORE SANDAL SOAP FACTORY

Visit To MYSORE SANDAL SOAP FACTORY

Visit To Plant 2


 CLAP ISB MBA students, visited, Mysore Sandal Soap Factory on 20th April 2018, the slot given to us by the factory for visiting was 2:30 pm.

We started at 12:30 pm and via metro we reached Mysore sandal soap factory. After reaching the factory we gathered in museum of the factory, where Mr. Balakrishna ,Marketing and R&D head  explained us about the saponification procedure and the key ingredients used to make the soap, palm oil (Imported from Malaysia), casting soda, salt water and sandalwood oil.

They have the patent for sandal wood oil (looks similar to honey and has same density) which cost 500000 per liter. As we were less in number and disciplined, Mr Balakrishna offered us to show the production process. Mr. Balakrishna briefed us about making of soaps, which is divided into 3 steps, base soap stage, furnace stage and sandalwood oil perfume addition stage. Mysore sandalwood soap factory (About 100 years old), with 1600 employees working under it .It has stopped hiring people. If exist a need of human resource, employees are hired on contract basis.





A Session by Mr. Mr. Manoj Thelakkat on contemporary issues in HRM


Our students had an opportunity to listen to the expertise of seasonal HRM professional, Mr. Manoj Thelakkat, CEO Flexi partners on various contemporary issues in HRM on 01/03/2018.

He started the session with insights of HR as industry and emphasized on the importance of Human Resources in any organization. He was keenly stressing on the role and importance of recruitment in HR. He discussed various types of recruitment styles used by fortune 500 companies and thrown light on Head hunting in specific.
 

In his interaction he insisted students to practice 5 pillars in recruitment like partnership, Insight, discretion, flexibility and speed. He stressed on the various aspects of recruitment like requirement gathering, prospect identification, short listing, interview coordination and salary package.

At the end of the session he gave inputs on digitalization of human resources activities and future scenario of HR industry.





Time with Corporate Heroes

CLAP Family

CLAP Family


Time With Corporate Heroes”….was really an experiential learning from the market leaders. This was conducted as the part of our CLAP curriculum.

The ambience of GW Marriot itself changed the conventional thinking among the students……from the campus to corporate world. The program was “ informally formal” .

Three seasoned corporate vertical heads were present for the session . Mr.Manish Michael , CEO of United Way Banglore( NGO with largest corpus with 130 years’ experience) and two vertical heads from Allstate Solutions Pvt Ltd. (Allstate ranks number 89 on the Fortune 500)  Mr.Gaurav Rajesha Hiremath , Head of HR Technology and Capt. Harikrishna Head of Learning & Leadership Development.

Each one of them delivered their personal experience in the corporate world.  The common message came from them that the current business world is not looking for top scorers but those who uphold values and human factor as their entry card.

The group divided into three clusters , each table was headed by one of the guests .This helped the students for a close interactions .


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  All our students were engaged in clarifying different questions regarding the various theories they have already gone through the part of curriculum .
After the session the students were so happy because they could understand the real pulses of the contemporary business world.
This event sharpened the focus of each students.

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The Social Entrepreneur Of 21st Century, Who Is Transforming Beggars To Employees

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Swati Bondia


Swati Bondia is a new age social entrepreneur who shines as a ray of hope in the lives of hundreds of poor people; people who had given up all hopes of earning a decent living and pushed to the last resort of begging for a living.

Swati Bondia is the reason why erstwhile beggars now earn up to 10,000/- rupees per month. It started off when one day Swati was travelling in an auto-rickshaw and came across a ten-year-old girl, begging. Though Swati refused to give her money, she did, in fact, buy her things she thought the little girl would need. Even after buying her all that she needed, Swati realised that none of it made the young girl feel any better. Talking to the girl gave her a wider insight into the life that she lived. Her family was a family of migrant workers who had been denied employment in the past; their savings eventually drained out; leaving them with no means other than begging, to make ends meet. This incident made her realise that employment was the problem behind people ending up as beggars. She eventually knew she could do something to change lives for the better.

Swati started Om Shanti Traders and laid the foundations of this organisation at an age of 18 with a vision to “bridge the gap between the various layers of society-economically and socially”. Om Shanti Traders employs the homeless, trains them to become skilled artisans; the furniture made by them is then sold off, with the profit being shared with the employee family, and the rest is invested back in the company again. It ensured the gradual economic stabilisation of the underprivileged families- the “bridging of the gap”. Apart from the equitable sharing of profits, each of the families is ensured a place to stay, given timely health check-ups and all children in the family are sent off to schools to ensure that they receive education enough to support their families.


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Swati was called upon by the United Nations in 2014 as the Indian representative for a project in Columbia-“Bottom of the Pyramid challenge”, which aims at eradicating poverty by aiming at the grass-root level.
The Logical Indian salutes Swati for her bottom-up approach and tackling in-equality which has plagued the global society as a whole. The dream of seeing no economic disparity in the society might still be a far-fetched dream however people like Swati give us hope that in-equality can be ended.

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Providing job opportunities for the underprivileged

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Swati Bondia


Swati Bondia is just like any other management student, except that she owns her own social venture, gives lectures at universities across India, Malaysia and Thailand, and was honoured by the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, among various others.

Started in 2011, Bondia’s start-up Om Shanti Traders provides employment opportunities in handicraft to the underprivileged. The first step in this process is identifying appropriate families, who are usually poor roadside migrants, and then training them in handicraft.

These products are then sold to corporates, and the profits are distributed to the families and reinvested in the business.

“We make the products at the bottom of the pyramid, and we sell it to the top of the pyramid. We’re working to bridge this gap between the privileged and the underprivileged sector,” she says, summing up the venture.

“Our customers are corporates like big hotels—(The) Leela Palace, Taj Vivanta, educational institutes like Dayananda Sagar (Institutions), Acharya (Institute of Management Sciences)...” 

The venture helps the entire family by providing education to the children of such families, as well—an opportunity the families usually struggle to find.

Om Shanti Traders started after Bondia saw a small girl begging at a traffic signal in Banashankari in Bengaluru. She tried to find jobs for the girl’s parents, but when that failed, she helped them make a decorative Buddha statue. They later sold that statue at the same traffic signal.

Today, Om Shanti Traders has grown to helping 39 families, with a 15-member core team composed primarily of management students. The enterprise has some students working on a commission basis, who are awarded a percentage of the profits for finding new clients. At present, the venture is helping each family earn around Rs.30,000 per month at a profit of about 11% annually, says Bondia.

Bondia’s goal is to help 2,000 families across Karnataka and Odisha by 2018, for which she hopes to receive government assistance. She believes funds from private investors would not have the same impact, as the government can provide a wider reach. She has given herself until 2017 for getting government help, after which she would turn to private funding.

The 22-year-old, who has an undergraduate degree in business management from the Acharya Institute of Management Sciences, Bengaluru, is currently pursuing her master’s in business administration from Mysore University at the Bengaluru campus. She has completed IIM-Bangalore’s course on inclusive business models as well.

One of the biggest hurdles to setting up Om Shanti Traders has been gaining trust of migrant families, who are often sceptical about Bondia’s intentions and fear exploitation. On the customer side, the companies the products are sold to initially had doubts about the quality of the crafts. All the handicrafts are now certified by Archies Ltd, a popular gifts and greeting cards company, in terms of quality of design.

Bondia gives lectures and training sessions to aspiring entrepreneurs at over 200 universities across the country, and even abroad, having trained roughly 18,000 students so far.

Her classes aren’t just limited to students, though, with several of her talks aimed at faculty and corporates as well. “(I go) to the colleges, about three days a week—about one, one-and-half hour sessions,” she says.

The training programmes extend to villages as well, which Bondia visits about two to three times a month, to help underprivileged women. “We empowered women, we made self-help groups, connected them with banks, c


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The recipient of numerous awards, Bondia was invited by the Colombian government in July 2014 to participate in its Bottom of the Pyramid Challenge. One of seven entrepreneurs chosen from across the globe, Bondia helped connect those at the bottom of the pyramid to those at the top in Colombia. “We were basically working on strategizing how the bottom of the pyramid people can be benefited—whether they can be employed, whether these corporates can build some products which they can buy at a lower cost. There were a couple of plans which got selected during my visit. Those plans are now being implemented. It’s benefiting the underprivileged in Colombia.”

But her story doesn’t end there. Bondia has big dreams for the future of the education system in India, which she believes needs serious reforms. She is currently in talks to test the viability of an idea, which is to set up a graduate institute with an emphasis on “practicality”.

“There is a lot of difference between what we have learnt, or what our books have taught us, and the practicality of it. The fact that I am now doing both the things together, I can find that difference. Although I get good marks, I get marks from my experience. If you sit down and look at my answer sheet, all the answers will have Enrich and Om Shanti Traders,” she says.

Was balancing studies with her ventures a problem? “There has been a lot of cooperation from the college. They have supported (me) a lot. The faculty understand(s) the problem, they appreciate our work.”

Bondia’s message to young aspiring entrepreneurs is simple: just take the first step, the rest of it will follow. “See, boss, it’s easy to do. It’s not that difficult, it’s just that you have to take that

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She gets global recognition twice in two years.

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BENGALURU: All of 23, Swati Bondia, a fresh MBA graduate from a city business school, received an international recognition from Junior Chamber International as one among 10 outstanding young persons of the world at a function in Kanazawa, Japan on Saturday. She ecomes is the first Indian woman to receive the award during 100 years since JCI established.

This is the second global honour for her. In July last year, she was the only Indian businesswoman to have made it to the BoP, which is being organized by the University of Colombia in association with United Nation's Principles for Responsible Management Education Secretariat.

The founder and chief decorating officer of Bangalore-based social venture Om Shanti Traders has been selected for the Base of the Pyramid market-entry challenge at Colombia.

Om Shanti Traders is a social, sustainable venture supporting at least 1,000 individuals from the poor and underprivileged sections to improve their lifestyle and, thus, reduce the economic gap between the various layers of the society.

Swati identifies individuals on the streets, trains them in arts and crafts, employs them and helps them to create a livelihood for themselves by selling their creations to corporate and individual households. The profit is shared with the employee families and a portion will go to the employee welfare corpus. Swati and her team ensure the children of the employee family compulsorily go to school.

Hailing from Jharsuguda in Odisha and a daughter of an industrialist, Swati is today a big name in social enterprise.


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"It is like reverse mentoring. I was her professor and mentor in her venture in empowering poor and rural women, but she leads me now in my ideas. I am the founder director of www.enrichexpo. But is her drive behind this venture as its CEO and one of the directors," her professor at the business school where she pursued her MBA, GS Sreekiran told TOI.

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