A Ballad on Social Media

This day. This age.

We’re together, yet we’re separate.

Always in search of ‘Likes’, so elusive

Amidst inane requests to ‘Share’

The trend hunters scout, and spot the infant fads

To be noticed and lauded for another week, day, or hour at the max

Creativity spawns more content, while the network displaces the distant

This day. This Age.

The cloak of anonymity, suddenly so treasured

As the permanence of data starts to surface.

Oblivious, we carry on, scrolling through what we’ve been fed.

Entertain us! Mesmerize us!

And we shall protest, because we can.

Let us revolt! Till we find another reason to stand

Our agitation is momentary, whereas our frustration seems perennial

We scorn upon censorship, and report abuse on anything objectionable

Let us comment! Let us debate!

Clicks and keystrokes define our day, a bleak existence did you say?

The IBS Journey

A collection of pictures shared by outgoing IBS students. If you have a picture to share with us, do send us a mail at media@ibsindia.org

IBS India co-sponsors Kirori Mal College’s (Delhi University) economic festival “Pareto Time”

Pictures taken at the Economics Festival of Kirorimal College, North Campus.

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A short film about IBS India (ICFAI Group)

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Here are some important points from the video for your reference:“The illiterate of the future are not those that cannot read or write… They are those that cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn…”The practice of management today is more challenging than at any time in the past.The challenge before business schools today is to create managers who can function in this competitive, volatile and global business setting.
IBS Business School produces the business leaders of tomorrow……with the right blend of domain skills and personal qualities, to succeed in such an environment.
Our faculty have a rich blend of academic and industrial experience
“Most of the faculty here are supposed to be the best in the industry. Their approach to make us understand the concepts is different. They have the extensive knowledge about the industry and the experience, which makes it easier for us to understand the concepts better.”
The programs at IBS offer the latest body of knowledge, and the curriculum is updated every year.The institute consults extensively with academic and industry experts in developing the curriculum, to ensure that it is relevant and contemporary.
“I find that the unique curriculum at IBS , is being updated continually with the speed of work changes in the industry.”
IBS is a champion and pioneer of the case-study methodology.Management case studies allow students to apply theoretical concepts learned in the classroom to real-life business situations and problems.At IBS, we have a large collection of cases in all areas of management. These cases deal with Indian and international business situations, and are a mix of cases developed by our own faculty and cases we have procured from the Harvard Business Review.
“I am from ECCH, we are placed to Stamford University in the United Kingdom and we are the largest single depository of cases that is there in the world.  IBS Hyderabad have always been a good contributor of cases to the ECCH collection and in fact we are quite pleased to say that IBS Hyderabad won two case awards this year in the HR category and also in the Finance category.”  
“My name is Scotts Andrews.  It’s been wonderful experience to see the different resources and facilities available here. Clearly there is very strong resource space here that makes IBS Hyderabad very good place for this country to be launching platform for its case writers for the future.”
Over the past 16 years, IBS had developed a strong placement network in all the important sectors of the Indian economy.  Almost all the leading companies in India come to IBS for campus placements.The placement activities at each campus are coordinated by dedicated Career Management Centers.
“Our MBA journey started about 4 years back and since then ICFAI has been one of the preferred Institute ever our strong relationship for ICFAI and track record of he students and we also consistently increasing the hire from ICFAI over past 4 years.”
“Ford has made a strategic decision to grow in India. We had hired couple of students from ICFAI Business School.  We were very impressed with their abilities and performance. When we hire people we look for excellent analytical skills, very good communication skills and good ethics and integrity in them.  I am pleased to say that we found all of these qualities in the candidates that we hired from ICFAI Business School and we have been very happy with their performance.”
“Actually we have being here since I think this is now third or fourth year. I think it is quite an endorsement for the quality of education that is obviously imparted in the Institute.  I think that its been grueling two days because of quality of students is such that we are finding it very difficult to be able to decide who we have to eliminate in the whole process. I think they are going to make a substantial difference in the industry when they get into their carriers thereafter.”
Over the span of 18 years, IBS has developed extensive links with the industry, establishing and maintaining strong relationships with corporate leaders and organizations.
A network of around 30000 Alumni, who now occupy middle and senior level positions in 900+ blue-chip companies around the world, plays an important role in the growth of IBS, by ensuring close interaction between IBS students and industry.
“IBS Business School ensures today that strong alumni network stays in touch with one another as well as with the industry. The network is a bridge today for the industry and the academy and we are able to bring the work place experiences to our juniors. “
The ‘IBS Alumni Federation’ ensures that these alumni remain in touch with each other, and with their alma mater.
“The experience at IBS was really enriching with regard to the exposure that it gave to me.  There are so many people understanding them knowing them and having different experiences.  The faculties that we have here I am on the best that I have come across through my entire education people that I meet I really find difference in myself with regard to the quality of education that I have had and possibly today what I am and the impact that I have had with my work with the places where I go is really different only because I was here at IBS.”
Students also participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities like social events, cultural shows and community service projects.
“The campus life in IBS has been really amazing.  There are so many student clubs and activities right from advertising all the way up till social activities clubs like yes we have conferences, we have workshops, we have entrepreneurship weeks, we have so many festivals being celebrated that life is almost completely brilliant and fulfilling over here.”
“I want to talk about cultural diversity that is present here at IBS.  We all want to talk about how to meet new people and see diverse culture but at IBS that is already existing strata of people from different parts of the world parts of India and this becomes amazing experience to actually meet all these people.”
“This is what IBS lets you do, it lets you think, it lets you create, it lets you to manage it lets you lead and finally it lets you challenge.”
Your education at IBS will inspire, challenge and motivate you.When you join IBS, both personally and professionally you’ll be taking your first steps towards a truly enriching and rewarding experience – an experience that will remain with you for the rest of your life.
Welcome To IBS Business School Selection Process:The selection process is conducted for admission to MBA program of :

PGPM program of :

PhD program of:

Most of the students pursuing programs at IBS Business School have financed their education through educational loans from various public sector and private sector banks.  IBS Business School has an arrangement with HDFC Bank and Credila Financial Services for providing educational loans to students.IBS Business School has a financial aid facilitation cell to provide advice and assistance to candidates in securing educational loans.  In case you have any questions about financing your education, please contact our financial aid facilitation cell on Ph: 91-40-2344 0963 or email at finaidcell@ibsindia.org.
Finally In case you have any queries about the programs and selection process of IBS Business School, you may contact IBS Admission Office on Tel: 91-40-2344 0963 or email at ibsat@ibsindia.org.

 

IBS Organizes Faculty Development Program at Chennai

IBS Business School organized a one day faculty development program for faculty members of undergraduate colleges in Chennai on Jan 29, 2013 at Hotel Liberty Park Inn, Chennai.

This initiative of IBS was inaugurated by Dr.K. Balakrishnan, Director IBS Bangalore. The inaugural address rendered by Dr. Balakrishnan emphasised on the role of academicians to actively participate with industry professionals for research and consulting assignments. He further emphasised a greater role for them as motivators of change and inspiration to the new generation student community.

The participants were mesmerised with the zeal and enthusiasm of the speaker. The participants were faculty members of Engineering and Arts and Science colleges in Chennai. The program was titled as Research and Consulting for Academicians. The objective of the program was to create awareness about the opportunities available in research and consulting areas for faculty members.

The morning session was handled by Prof. Chandrasekar who briefed the participants about the research methodology and decision making using statistical tools like Excel and SPSS. This session was an eye opener to the faculty members who were pursuing their Ph.D. They understood how the right usage of SPSS can make their research findings more precise.

The afternoon session was handled by Prof. Anand, as a practising management consultant he had expressed to the participants about the abundant consulting opportunities available among MSME sector in India and kind of support provided by government, and Industry.

The program was well received by the audience and appreciated the organisers for the hospitality and usefulness of the program. IBS is planning to conduct many such Faculty development programs as a Social responsibility initiative towards the academic fraternity.

IBS Sponsors Xavier’s Culfest ‘13

A two day event, took place over the 21st and 22nd of January 2013, the festival was open to participation and involvement from colleges from all over Ahmedabad/ adjoining areas.

IBS bagged the title sponsorship of this event whereas Associate sponsors were Radio Mirchi, Endeavour & Epoch.

Lucky Draw by IBS: Simple Tech Quiz was organized towards the end of the first day of the event, where announcement of winning brand new mobile phones was made.
Over 164 students participated in the lucky draw.
Two lucky winners were announced at the end of day and Regional Manager IBS Marketing, Mr. Harshal Bhagwat handed over 2 mobile phones to the lucky winners.

 

Faculty Development Program- Coimbatore Organized by IBS

A typical day in the life of a Data Analyst

One of the common thoughts in the mind of the new MBA is – how will my typical work day span out ? What will I be doing for 8 hours a day , 40 hours a week if I were to make a career in Analytics?

Analytics is a relatively ‘young’ area of work. It has evolved and expanded 100 fold in the last 10 years as more and more companies and their top managements have become convinced about the immense value it adds to decision making. In this increasingly complex marketplace, where net and mobile technologies are adding into the conventional brick and mortar economy, and the life of data is becoming short (ie, data which is very old is not usable), analytics is becoming increasingly useful and moving from the fringes towards the mainstream w.r.t business decisions. This, of course, spells increased requirement for analytics talent. It also increases the responsibility of success and failure to correct and timely decisions made using analytics. In short, the analyst (used loosely to define the analytics fraternity) has many choices in the workplace and can decide which role to play in his career.

Broadly the roles can be segregated into:

  1. Individual Contributor – Subject matter expert  (IC -SME) role
  2. Team Manager role
  1. Individual Contributor – Subject matter expert  (IC -SME) role  :- As the name signifies, an Individual contributor works by himself and may not have a team reporting into him . He would typically be an expert on a particular subject/s or line of work (eg. web analytics and using it for marketing campaigns, modelling for Loss given default etc.). He may also be a specialist in some software – hadoop / SAS e- Miner etc. He would work on projects across teams in an advisory role and would interact with the client as and when required. Exploring paths to improve a project would form a large part of his job . He will have to keep abreast with happenings in his area of specialisation in his industry as well as in other related industries.  A keen brain, exploratory nature and love of his work would be the hallmarks of an SME IC.
  2. Team Manager role :- A team manager would be spending equal parts of his day between client management, team handling and other organisational duties (budgeting, planning, recruitment, training etc.). His knowledge of analytics would be sound peppered with practical ways to execute projects, optimise outputs and ensure client satisfaction with the given resource constraints. A typical ‘manager’, he will be juggling multiple deliverables and playing different roles in the day. A person in this role can rise up to become the CEO, COO etc. of an Analytics firm. He also have scope to move into consulting and have a practical idea of implementing the analytics output. The higher he rises, the less of hands-on analytics comes his way. His goals would include business acquisition targets. These roles are more plentiful than the IC- SME role discussed above.

Thus , as many pure BPOs move into analytics and become KPOs , the requirement for analytics talent will increase. In my view, analytics is a skill and people with any background, with a head for numbers and a conviction in the power of decision making by numbers, will find this to be a field after their own heart . It covers nearly all streams of work within an organisation – HR, Operations, Marketing, Sales, IT , Supply chain management, Logistics– and hence, the choice of the team that you decide to join for analytics can be aligned to your area of interest of specialisations and study.

For a discussion on careers in Analytics you can contact me at 9731107798, subhashinitripathi@yahoo.com.

(Link to LinkedIn profile – http://in.linkedin.com/pub/subhashini-s-tripathi/3/405/77b )