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September 25 and 26, 2014

BIM Centre for Development & Entrepreneurship (BIM-CDE) in association with Livia Polymer Bottles Pvt. Ltd, Trichy, conducted its first edition of two-day Entrepreneur Development Programme (BIM-EDP-2014) for the final year engineering students in and around Trichy. Ten Engineering colleges have nominated their students for the program. Thirty students have participated in this program. The program aims to create new generation entrepreneurs out of these budding engineering graduates. The program covered the major contours of entrepreneurship in these two days. Dr.V.P.Sriraman, Chairperson, Centre for Development & Entrepreneurship gave the welcome address. He mentioned about the objectives with which the Centre for Development & Entrepreneurship was established and various activities the newly started centre will focus-on. The program was inaugurated by Shri.A.Lourdes, Additional General Manager, HRDC, BHEL, Trichy. In his inaugural address he quoted the success stories of Indian entrepreneurs like Dhiribhai Ambani, Narayanamurthi among others. He spoke about the importance of being an entrepreneur and creating an enterprise. He also spoke about the various ways by which entrepreneurial ventures could start the importance of intrapreneurship and how talents of employees are getting used in a corporate to head different divisions. He urged the students to first become an intrapreneur to get the hands-on experience and then to become an entrepreneur. Shri.B.V.Ramanan, CMD of Livia Ploymer Bottles Private Ltd, felicitated the gathering. He spoke about the hardships one has to undergo before becoming a successful entrepreneur. He interacted with the students and told them that one should have passion, determination, courage and persistence to be an entrepreneur. He reiterated that ‘to live an easy life, one needs to work hard’. Dr.S.N.Ragavendra, Vice Chairperson, BIM-CDE delivered the vote of thanks. Having exposed the students on various nuances of entrepreneurship by the eminent faculty of BIM, the EDP ended with the valedictory speech of Mr. P. Veerabadran, Branch Manager, TANSIDCO. He mentioned about the importance Government is attaching to the development of MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) and the entrepreneurs. He also discussed about few Government schemes like NEEDS and the kind of subsidies and help Government is ready to render for the upliftment of entrepreneurs. He distributed the certificates to the participants. Participants felt that the program was very useful and BIM-CDE hopes that some of them will become successful entrepreneurs. Dr.S.Sundar and Dr.R.Subramanian, resource persons and Professors at BIM were also present.​

Press Brief on Leadership program at BIM Trichy

August 22, 2014

Bharathidasan Institute of Management conducted a leadership development program titled Being & Becoming a Leader for the middle and senior management of SMEs and MSMEs in Trichy region on 22nd August 2014. The program attracted participants across several industries ranging from manufacturing, health and hospitality, automobile, academia, IT and consulting.

The program was created with inputs from literature, psychology and philosophy and was delivered in the form of discussions, activities and case study analyses. The program had participants responding to great leaders of the world in the space of a thematic apperception test apart from ruminating upon the leaders in their family and professional life who have influenced them in their life and career. The program offered a quick insight into the extant literature on leadership and covered a wide range of theories from the trait theory of leadership to transformational theory, authentic theory, level 5 theory and finally theory of Managerial Grid which formed the leitmotif of the program. Managerial grid talks of leadership effectiveness as a balancing act between concern for task and concern for people.

An insight into the mind of a hero was provided by Ms Deepti Tiwary, Auroville. She drew from rich and ancient Indian texts like Upanishads and Gayathri mantra to elucidate her point. She transported the participants in to a deep world of meditation and inspiration where nothing is impossible for a hero. The program had carefully chosen two case studies for discussion which highlighted the need for a hero to learn how to do a task and how to manage people who will do the task. The cases, A Tale of Two CEOs underscored the need for a balance between strategy and action in a leader whereas the case Ganges – A Temporary Institution provided insights into how a leader can harness feelings that his team members may have for one another and for the organization for the benefit of all including the organization. The text of The Little Prince by St Antoine Exupery and IF poem by Rudyard Kipling was also used to buttress the point that one has to lead from the heart.

The program ended with every participant formulating a leadership plan for themselves for the short run and the long run. Some of the observations made by the participants on the program are:

  1. I was able to understand qualities that a leader must possess and the psychology of a leader through case studies. I also realized the importance of handling people’s feelings to become an effective leader – P R Kannan, Senior Program Architect, TAFE.
  2. I learnt about mind of a hero, different parts of mind and system concept. I also realized the effectiveness needed from a leader’s communication. K Gobinath, Engineer Purchase, Acoustics India Pvt Ltd.
  3. Task and people management was my key learning whereas as the diverse perspective offered during the program on the role of a leader was I thought the major strength of the program – Ms Gayathri Ragavan, GM Commercial, Harihar Alloys (P) Ltd

FDI in Govt., Sector - Boon or Bane..?

July 18, 2014

It has been a great learning experience at the inaugural edition of 'BIM DISCUSSIONS' of this academic year..!!  A student panel moderated by Dr. S. Jaya Krishna, debated for and against "FDI in Govt. Sector."  With NDA government's proposed increase of FDI limit in Insurance, Defense, etc., and liberalized FDI policy in certain railway projects,  it has become a major topic for discussion among professionals. Participants were enthusiastic which has gravitated the event and the audience were enthralled by the discussion making it a huge success.


Great Learning Experience @ Sanskriti 2014

July 15, 2014

It has been a great learning experience and the students were immensely happy to have given 2 days packed with learning and fun at Sanskriti 2014‬. This event was conducted by the HR club of BIM, "Zetitica" during 14-15 July 2014.  Teams which were qualified in the preliminary round have researched, analysed and presented insights on cultures of different successful organizations like Google, DFL, etc., applying the concept of "cultural iceberg" in their finals. Team ‪VazhaiIlai‬ won first place in ‪Sanskriti2014‬ while the team ‪‎Sangamam‬ grabbed the second place. 

Measuring Business Media Brand Personality- A Story in the Making

July 12, 2014

Prof Abhishek Kumar presenting a paper on "Measuring Business Media Brand Personality- A Story in the Making" at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

All India Civil Service Exam

July 03, 2014

BIM congratulates Chandrasekar Selvakumar of 24th batch for successfully clearing the All India Civil Service Exam (220th rank)

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Professor Presents Research Work at NOFOMA'14

June 29, 2014

Dr. S. Jaya Krishna, Faculty Member presented his research paper "Supply Chain Competence Framework for Competitiveness and Growth" at the 26th Conference of the Nordic Logistics Research Network, NOFOMA 2014 organised by Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, held during 11–13 June.

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Mahindra Lifespace Developers

June 17, 2014

Anita Arjundoss, (BIM Alumni) MD & CEO of Mahindra Lifespace Developers with the Chairman, Mahindra Group launching "Happinest" the affordable housing at Mumbai

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BIM again proves its marketing mettle!

February 28, 2014

BIM has once again proved its marketing mettle. It was a clean sweep by BIM students wherein they bagged the first two prizes of “Brand WarZ”, the flagship marketing event of ARCTURUS 2014 – the management festival conducted by IIM Trichy. It was a two day event phased into 3 stages – Preliminary evaluation was based on the executive summaries of the business plans; it was followed by a live presentation wherein the teams had to present the marketing plan of their respective products. The final round was a personal selling round, wherein the teams were required to literally sell the idea of their product to the model market (which was the current IIM Students and Faculty). This was the most interesting part where the teams had to clarify the doubts raised by the market participants. Based on the cumulative scores and the votes of the model market, the results were announced. Mr. Shivam Gupta, Miss. Tanvi Lamba and Mr. Baskar won the first prize for their product “Y-Note”- a miniature technology based replacement for school notebooks.  Miss. Harika, Mr. Sudharsan and Miss. Swati of PGP-1 bagged the second prize for their product – “Kryoptics” – a breakthrough revolutionary idea to eliminate the electricity usage by harnessing the sunlight.

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Sudharsan, Harika and Swati of PGP1 at ARCTURUS 2014.

BIM Organises 5K Run for Safe Driving

February 10, 2014

Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) organized ‘BIM Trichy 5K Run’ marathon on promoting road safety on 2nd February, 2014.  A unique aspect of the event’s promotion was the ‘flash mob’ performance by BIM students at Femina Mall previous week. The run began from the District Court complex and concluded at the Union Club Gym. Around 2000 people across age groups completed the run. The participants include students from schools and colleges in and around Trichy. The event started off with a Silambam performance by the Veera Thamizhar Silambam Club at 7:30 a.m. Placards and banners promoting road safety were dotted the track. The event concluded with participants taking pledge to demonstrate responsibility on road.

Guest Lecture by Ms. Jayashree of DHL

January 13, 2014

“With a developing Indian economy, career opportunities for the MBA graduates in the logistics sector cannot be ignored” said Ms. B Jayashree, Head - International Supply Chain India at DHL Global Forwarding. Transition of logistics industry from an unorganised to organised sector, along with the ever demanding customers to reduce the logistics cost has increased the need for management graduates.

She also added that industries that previously gave the students the required ‘on job training’  now expects them to perform from the day one and in order to do this students must go beyond the regular text books to explore the industrial practises. Students with narrow specializations and  in-depth knowledge skills in that field are demanded more in the industries.