Wednesday, 26 August 2020

NIT Tiruchirapalli Inauguration of MBA Program 42nd batch

The Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli, welcomed the 42nd batch (2020-2022) of MBA students on 25th August 2020. The three day orientation program was marked by 
various sessions and activities by reputed industry leaders. DoMS had a huge influx of students this year, despite the distress caused by the pandemic.

Considering the government guidelines, to ensure the safety of the students, the event was conducted virtually. Inauguration was graced by the Director of NIT Tiruchirapalli, Prof. Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas and 
had Mr. Subramanian Natarajan Ezhil (Business Head, Saint Gobain) and Dr. Swaminathan Mani (VP and Head Analyst, Tech Mahindra) as the chief guests for the day. 

The event was commenced on an auspicious note with a virtual lighting of lamp, which was followed by a welcome address by the Head of the Department, Dr. P. Sridevi. Dr. P. Sridevi welcomed the new batch of students and spoke about the evolution of the department. With increasing concentration on the managerial aspects of the industry in the recent years, DoMS has held its ground by focusing firmly on providing a holistic educational experience to the students.

Prof. Mini Shaji Thomas, greeted the students with the Presidential Address and shared her aspirations to establish NIT Trichy as a globally recognised institution over the coming years. Speaking of 
DoMS, the Director emphasized the advantages of pursuing management degree in a multidisciplinary institution like NIT Trichy and the extensive opportunities available to interact with stakeholders of 
other departments at NIT Tiruchirappalli. Adding on to the online classes, Director has shared about the enormous institute facilities made available via online for students such as library access for 
e-books, cultural events, sports activities etc.,

The Chief Guests for the day, Dr. Subramanian Natarajan Ezhil and Dr. Swaminathan Mani, who completed their MBA at DoMS, addressed about the distinctive culture of the institution that sets it apart from the 
other B-schools. Their observations regarding the impact of the pandemic across sectors and the way students should equip themselves to be industry ready was thought-provoking. Mr. Ganesh Mahadevan 
(Director and Lead Consultant at Kanzen Institute Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd.) and Mrs. Rajini Sriraman (VP, HR of Esskay Structures Inc.) were the Guest Speakers for the first day of orientation who set the tone 
for the event with their refreshing insights about the corporate houses. Oerall, it was an enriching experience for the budding managers and entrepreneurs to understand and realize the wide-array of opportunities available at the very outset of their career.

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