Start-ups by IBS Alumni – Series 5

Ms. Ginni Dhir (Batch 2016-18)
Startup: ClosetByGinni

About the Startup:-

Closet by Ginni: We are a one-stop shop for all that a woman needs in her closet. The agenda of my start-up is to provide each and every accessory a female need. Since it is a newborn company, we are currently restrained to only clothing. We offer selective, hand-picked, in trend fashion solutions from across the globe. We deal in import as well as manufacture our own collection. Being a Fashion avid, we try to offer all types of clothing that are ideal for various occasions. Our long term plan is to supply our collection internationally. Anyone from India has access to all our products, right now- we ship across the nation. You can check out our collection on Instagram- @Closetbyginni. You can select any product(s) that are listed and message us to place an order. We serve High-quality products at an affordable price. We are scaling and our website will be launched by the end of this year.

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Mr. Chandan Kalia (Batch 2017- 2019).
Startup: KRSK Tech Labs.

About the Startup:-

RSK Tech Labs started in 2019, is a realistic and result oriented digital marketing agency based at Gurgaon and Una. Company cater clients with a unique blend of creativity, technology digital content and data expertise. Organisation ensures the brand experience is delivered consistently, efficiently and professionally across all channels. RSK tech Labs provide services to start-ups, individuals, medium based organization and large corporates. Services provided by organization is Digital PR / Consulting, Mobile marketing, Web development. Main motto of RSK Tech Lab is to do work with fineness and perfection.

Achieve Greater Career Growth through MBA/PGPM

These days if you ask students what they want to do after completing their graduation, and many of them will say that they want to pursue MBA/PGPM. MBA/PGPM is one of the most sought-after courses today. It is as much a craze among the fresh graduates as it is for the professionals. MBA/PGPM is mostly linked with the career development of professionals. This is why individuals even after gathering years of experience in their career, opt for an MBA. Let us check out some of the things that can be achieved by doing an MBA.

Career prospects

As already mentioned, doing an MBA/PGPM is one of the best things you can do to take your career ahead. We can find MBA/PGPM graduates in senior management positions in any organization. There are in fact companies that hire only MBA/PGPM graduates from some of the best business schools in managerial positions.

Salary growth

It has been found that MBA/PGPM graduates earn better salaries than individuals who do not have an MBA/PGPM degree. So, if you are not very happy with your current salary growth, maybe you can opt for an MBA/PGPM degree.

Change in career path

If you think you are not satisfied where you are and want to switch your department, you can opt for an MBA/PGPM. For example, you are working in the HR department of an organization but the role of a Marketing Manager fascinates you, you can choose a specialization in marketing and further take up a role in the Marketing department.

Transferable skills

As you do an MBA, you will have a better understanding of the industry. Eventually, you will also develop leadership skills and will have in-depth knowledge of management strategies and analysis. While doing the MBA course, you will also have to work on various team projects. This will help you to improve your team management skills.

Boost your networking

When you do your MBA/PGPM, you meet with fellow students who are also in the same phase as you. Some of your guest lecturers may be senior managers, directors, even CEOs of some companies. This will give you ample chances to widen your network. After all, networking is one of the most significant things that you should focus on.

What should you expect after doing an MBA?

To complete your MBA/PGPM successfully with good marks, you need dedication and hardwork. You will also be required to work on so many projects that it will give you a strong idea of the business world. If you are entrepreneurial, you will be able to understand how business works, and what steps you should take to start your venture. MBA/PGPM also shapes up the personality of the candidates. Last but not the least, you will find a huge difference in your career growth and the opportunities you get in the future.

Nevertheless, you need to make sure that you pursue MBA/PGPM only from a reputed business school. You can appear for the MBA entrance exams such as GMAT, CAT, XAT, IBSAT, etc. For experienced professionals, there are also some great executive MBA programs of shorter duration. You can get more career fulfillment and enjoy greater career growth through this course.

Start-ups by IBS Alumni – Series 4

Ms. Kirti Rana (Batch 2016-2018).
Startup: Enlign with Kirti

About the Startup:-

Kirti is an alumnus of the MBA class of 2018 from IBS Jaipur. During her studies at IBS, she discovered her passion for soft-skills training and a keen interest in human resource development. After her campus placement, working in the industry, she identified the skill-gap between corporate expectations and competencies that new recruits brought to the table. Combining her passion and market gap, Kirti founded Enlign with Kirti as an offering which aims at breaking learning barriers of trainees, helping them to communicate effectively, leading to a more wholesome growth path, both professionally and personally. Enlign with Kirti offers training to entrepreneurs, new professionals entering the corporate world and young minds in their adolescence for greater personal, social and professional success.

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Kunal Kumar Singh (2006-2008).
Startup: KKS Capital Advisory Private Ltd.

About the Startup:-

Started in 2013, KKS Capital is into Taxation and Corporate Law advisory services. The company specializes in providing customized advisory services to MSMEs and startups. With the use of digitization along with the government’s thrust on compliance as an opportunity, the company has expanded its services and clientele rapidly. Today, it is advising more than 100 startups for compliance on taxation and corporate laws. KKS Capital has two offices in Gurgaon and Noida, with a team size of more than 30 people managing more than 4000 clients including Companies, Firms, HNIs and Individuals.

Start-ups by IBS Alumni – Series 3

About the Startup:-

Mr. Tanuj Gupta (Batch 2004-2006) Startup: Fin Partnerz

Started in 2017, Fin Partnerz is into offering advisory services to MSME’s, corporates in form of managing their financial requirements and advising them on various aspects of finance, industry, regulatory environment etc. Company also provide financial advisory, mortgage lending, finance consulting, business consulting, insurance and project management services. Finpartnerz cater to all MSME companies, Medium & Large Corporates. Company clients are Manufacturers, Service Providers, Traders and Retailers from all sorts of industries

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Mukesh Hari (Batch 2016-2018). Startup: Ashtrix Robotics

Mukesh Hari ,our alumnus from the class of 2018 is the co-founder of Ashtrix Robotics and Research Centre that provides training for school and college students and technical platform integration for schools and colleges

How a B School helps you to mold your career?

It was the batch of 2006- 08 and a hall full of new faces glowing with aspirations, dreams, breakthroughs, and excitement for the upcoming two years of our MBA journey. I so clearly still remember the opening speech by our Dean, and a few of his lines would always stay with me. One of the many points was a realization which was not something unknown but usually, we never tend to scrutinize, and it is that “Right now we have a hall full of people coming from various fields, some of us are engineers, some BCAs, some B.Sc./ M.Sc. in Life Sciences, some B.Com./Mcom, and even few doctors. It is like gazing upon a rainbow, and we all are here to learn and train ourselves in one concept. As if, we all are coming together and filtering the broad spectrum into a bright beam of white light. MBA is a course which is lesser academics and more redefining yourself, a course which has the potential to polish everyone and has a curriculum which is a basic growing requisition in every industry and domain.” It has been more than a decade now, and the statement holds stronger than ever with the passing time.

Honestly, getting through a good B School could be competitive and challenging but for the ones who qualify; those 2 years of holistic exposure and experience certainly prepare you primed to hit the industry with a visibly stronger edge. Right now there has been a growing need for workforces with multiple competencies. One individual who stands deliverable in varied parallel fortes which needs to move forward together would mean an asset to his or her firm as that coherently saves time, investment, and cost for the firm. This is where a good choice of B School like ICFAI Business School (IBS) has a major role to play in grooming you in every parameter. By now it is no confession to hide that only core subject knowledge is sometimes isn’t enough to help one to grow and achieve when you are subjected to an array of highly zealous competition. Let me elaborate on certain elements (if not all) which a B School gathers together to bring for you like a bouquet.

Executive Communication: Persuasive skills are something which some people are born with but trust me it’s a rare phenomenon. However, I have no right to dispirit anyone because this is one of the basic things which B School teaches you, the power of expression. Innumerable opportunities of public speaking and discussions through presentations, case study brainstorming, etc. are certain conducts that provide immense scope for polishing one’s communication skills and effective convincing skills all geared up. Personality development programs, mock interviews, and project presentations are a few curricula that add value to one’s power of communication.

Reality Check: Real-life case studies, simulation case studies are some basic picks which is a trend with most B Schools now, where one is tested upon their response and the course of action for the solution of the problem. Some competitive B Schools such as ICFAI Business School (IBS) have intensive programs such as summer internships. Usually this last for 10 to 14 weeks and are a part of the 2 year MBA curriculum wherein the students are placed in firms from various industry starting from banking, consumer goods, Pharma to telecom through the School. The student is assigned to be a part of a certain ongoing or new project wherein he/she has to keep in touch with the faculty at campus and the mentor in the firm to monitor their progress and help them with inputs which would further allow the student to add value to the project and individual growth simultaneously. 

Skill enhancement: Most of the competitive B Schools right now do have tie-ups with the best of national and international firms/ personnel for training the students well versed with varied skills. And yes these programs are just not power talks but are extensive short-term certification projects in various domains such as IT, banking, and also certain firm-based customized programs. This exposure weighs a lot heavier than it sounds. Imagine you get the opportunity to learn programs like SAP, ERP, or Tally from the core professionals with a certificate acknowledgment too. Plus you gain your spread across domains that initially otherwise had no connection with your basic academic education. It certainly gives an added start to your portfolio altogether.

Beam as a team: Be it any industry and any domain a team player is everyone’s choice and a happy employee. While if you don’t perceive yourself as one, B School is a place where it allows you to test your possibilities you weren’t aware of maybe. The person sitting next to you could be anyone and a person of a mix you never met before. Maybe he/she is a B. Tech in Chemical Engineering or maybe an MA in History while you are a commerce graduate and the youngest chap in the class. So here is your moment to learn, to cope, to know, and to explore more about so so many various fields and their functionality. Such situations are the best place to learn to cope in the various team set up and even in building up a potential team based upon the need of one’s project and the leverages required for the same. This is one of the very important skills required in real-time where we need a consolidated team of people who have an edge on different levels rather than everyone being on the same plane. B Schools today focus on creating an environment that is multi-cultural and multi-talented which enhances the maximum real-time learning for the students.

Business School is certainly existent to trim out the best version of you and to arm you well enough to be desirable and a great addition to your association in your near future. There is no doubt to it. Hope I could put a good light on a few points which add value to your career and make it clearer for you now to make a good decision of choice.

Start-ups by IBS Alumni – Series 2

About the Startup:-

Chinmay Bhatt & Abhinav Midha (Batch 2004-2006).Start-up: Shopholix

Shopholix is an online shopping portal which promises to bring happiness to its customers, as their website says, “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, didn’t know where to shop from!!” Chinmay and Abhinav consider the 2 years spent at IBS Gurgaon instrumental in embarking on Shopholix. Chinmay is a marketing professional with over 10 years spent across Retail and FMCG industry. He is also the founder of Indiyra, a wellness brand focused on lifestyle products based on yoga and Ayurveda, the products being sold through major e-commerce portals like Jabong, Flipkart and Amazon. Abhinav is Co-Founder & Director of Food Intellect India Pvt Ltd. He was part of the core team to set up the first South East Asian QSR Chain in India under the Brand Name “Bowl House” which is currently successfully operating with 5 outlets across India.

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Darshan Bawa (Batch 2007-2009).Startup: Bodhishishu

Darshan Bawa, , an alumnus from the class of 2009 is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on wellness. She is the Founder of Bodhishishu, which is the children’s meditation wing of Chanshi Meditation Organisation. Her venture is currently being incubated at IIM-Bangalore’s NSRCEL. Bodhishishu offers age appropriate, structured meditation programs, specifically designed for kids in the age group of 4 to 12 years. Bodhishishu compliments conventional schooling by providing Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) for overall development of children. Based on the ‘play and learn’ methodology, their techniques are not only fun and simple, but are also very highly effective.

Start-ups by IBS Alumni – Series 1

Since its inception in 1995, IBS has been one of the best B-Schools in the country, providing excellent academic delivery and infrastructure to its students. At IBS, we offer innovative and globally accepted programs and great opportunities for all-round development. 100% case-based learning is unique to IBS. IBS transforms its students into leaders of the future.

As a first in a series on IBS Alumni start-ups, we present success stories of some notable entrepreneurs.  

Dr. Bikash Sharma (Batch 1998 – 2000), Start-up: iDeliver Services and IAMA

iDeliver Services, launched in 2005 is an IT and IT Enabled Services organization having to its credit the launch of the first operational international call centers in Puducherry (Pondicherry), Dehradun and Colombo (Sri Lanka). It also serves its clients in North America offering IT and Technical Manpower Solutions. Dr. Sharma serves the organization in the capacity of its CEO. Since his early working days, Dr. Sharma had a keen inclination towards education and wanted to do something which would make education more practical, dynamic, boundary less and affordable for all. His dream became a reality with International Academic and Management Association (IAMA) which was established with his efforts in the year 2013. Today, IAMA under his stewardship, has its footprints in over 43 countries offering its services to nearly 200 educational institutions, benefitting thousands of students globally.

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Shailaja Awasthi (Batch 2006-2008); Startup: Stories Design Studio

Shailaja Awasthi is an alumnus of IBS Bangalore from the class of 2008. She is the founder of Stories Design Studio. She creates spaces that speak about people who live in them and get inspired by them. Her work blends nature, science, art, mythology, and technology. Before turning to entrepreneurship, she worked with some of the world’s leading international and national brand and design powerhouses.

Significance of an MBA for Budding Professionals

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most popular courses that individuals do these days. It is has become one of the favored postgraduate degrees that everyone wants to pursue, even the Engineering graduates. Have you thought about the reasons behind the immense popularity of this particular course? Well, to explore the answers to this question, let us find out the importance of an MBA by discussing the various benefits of this course.

Boosts self-confidence

Doing an MBA surely boosts self-confidence. Even after completing higher education, students still struggle in improving their communication skills, leadership skills, and organizational skills. However, to hire employees in an organization, these skills are much required. Filing in these basic skills can affect the career journey of the candidates. However, when you do an MBA, all of these skills are enhanced. It further helps in grooming you and you will have higher employability skills. Overall, you will feel more confident about yourself.

Domain knowledge

Having domain knowledge is one of the most important things that help in shaping your career. If you do not have domain knowledge, chances are higher that you will fail miserably. When you do an MBA course, you get the chance to choose your preferred specialization and you will be provided with in-depth knowledge about the specialized subject. While doing an MBA, you will come across various types of specializations available from which you can go for your preferred one. The kind of specializations you will get while doing an MBA are Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, Management, etc.

Self-discipline

While you do your MBA, you have to attend classes and study sessions regularly, complete your assignments on time, and do rigorous and complex coursework. And if you are a working professional, you have to do all these while keeping up your work. To do everything properly and without fail, you need to be extremely self-disciplined.

Time-management skills

While you are doing your MBA and juggling the various responsibilities, along with self-discipline, you also need to have great time-management skills. Even if you are not at it, to begin with, you will develop the skill of meeting steep deadlines.

Broader worldview

As you do your MBA, you get to handle big business problems, and challenges that are part of the real world. Even if you are a student who has completed graduation and directly taken admission in an MBA school, you will be able to see how an organization works.

Widening your network

As you are earning your MBA, you get in touch with faculty and fellow students. The fellow students in your batch can be from your particular industry or other industries. This will not only help you to widen your network but also to know about other industries.

Better job opportunities

The majority of the companies these days prefer candidates with an MBA from a reputed B-school for some of the key positions.In many cases, it has also been seen that many candidates do not get their promotion so easily because they did not have an MBA degree.

Better salary

It is a fact known to all of us that MBA graduates get a salary better than candidates who have not done it. There are some of the departments in any organization where you need candidates with MBA and these are the departments that pay the best salaries in the market.

Better personal finances management

When you do an MBA, you not only get better at your respective job but also managing your finances. Through the coursework, the candidates become good at risk assessing, understand the way interest rates and inflation work. They also understand how to respond to market fluctuations.

These are some of the factors that make an MBA one of the significant courses for budding professionals or someone at the early stage of their career. There are many benefits of getting this degree included in your resume however the management institute that you get your MBA from makes a big difference. The right business school can also connect with you with a stellar alumni network that further opens many doors for you. You can look at some of the best MBA colleges for taking your career to the next level.

Expand your Job Prospects with ICFAI Business School (IBS) Management Education

Management has come up as one of the most promising career options for ambitious individuals from all walks of life. One of the biggest factors that make it possible is that the management functions are present in most industries and organizations regardless of size. Management is also one of the functions where the person can enter and give a new life to their career. This is what makes a management degree one of the highly coveted educational degrees all over the world. The top-tier Indian business schools such as ICFAI Business School (IBS), are renowned all over the world for providing quality management education. These characteristics help B school graduates boost their earning potential and career prospects. Here are some of the benefits that your career can get with ICFAI Business School (IBS), Management education.

●      Top Compensation – Management makes for the top jobs in most companies and this is a trend that is likely to continue in the future. The management graduates have been among the top paid post-graduates including high-paying technology jobs. There are many business schools including ICFAI Business School (IBS), that also provide support in placement including campus placements where the graduates are likely to be recruited by some of the best companies in the world. The campus placement also gives the students to evaluate several job offers and take the one that is most promising to them, ensuring a great start to their career.

●      Fast Track Growth – The management graduates also find it easier to maneuver the various passages of the corporate world. This helps them easily master the necessary skills needed to survive and thrive in their company. The result is they can grow at a much faster rate including getting promotions. The business school also endows the students with a zeal to learn and therefore the students can continue their ascent to bigger positions. You also get associated with professional networks while you are a part of the business school which is a great place for you to gain a fresh perspective and get exposed to individuals from various industries and sectors.

●      Exclusive Opportunities – There are many high-paying jobs where having a management degree is a mandate. This is especially true if you wish to change your previous industry or field and enter a new one. The industries are more receptive towards the business school graduates from reputed business schools such as ICFAI Business School (IBS), as it speaks volumes about the rigorous studies the student had to undertake to graduate from such a great place. This is also one of the prime reasons why many of the corporate employees also decide to go for a business school degree after spending some time in their career and gaining some industry experience.

●      Alumni Connections – The networking and the alumni connection can help you navigate to hard-to-reach places. Many times in work life, it becomes necessary to harbor connections and leverage them at the right time. The best part about being connected with your business school alumni is that they also serve as great mentors sharing their industry-tested wisdom with the younger generations. These mentors can also help you make the right decisions at the various junctures of your career. Through a business school, you get in touch with not only a few but many such individuals which prove invaluable in your development beyond the campus.

●      Better Branding – Having a business school degree is a great way for you to uplift your resume and establish a strong perception of the rich academic experience that many employers seek in their new hires. The management education also speaks highly about your commitment to your growth and career providing inherent insights about your career aspirations. Getting an education from top-tier business schools such as ICFAI Business School (IBS) also communicates to the employer about your aptitude since most business schools have extremely competitive admission tests.

●      Versatile Skill Set – Unlike technical education, one of the specialties of management education is that you can find its application in many places. You can therefore look for newer sectors and industries where your skills are better valued and contribute to areas which you feel passionate about. Most of the skill sets such as critical thinking, analytical reasoning, communication, leadership skills, negotiation, conflict management, etc. also have their application in social life adding to the quality of life of the graduates. All these reasons make acquiring management education for the best business schools such as ICFAI Business School (IBS), a great career choice for most professionals. ICFAI Business School (IBS), is well renowned in the professional world due to the strong industry focus of its coursework and the high-quality academic experience it provides to the graduates.

Mould your career easily with a quality B-School Degree

We live in a day and age when technical skills can only take us so far in our careers. To truly go forward and take our career to its well-deserved heights, we need to broaden our horizons and bolster our careers with the right mix of management and leadership skills. To take our career to the next level, we need to have the insights required into the field of management and that we can receive from a business school degree such as an MBA. Whether you are looking for a career change into a different industry or wish to change your field of work, getting a B-school degree can help you through this transition. Here is how a B-school degree can help in moulding your career according to your wishes.

  • Exposure: A business school equips you with a variety of valuable skills for sure but perhaps the biggest benefit that you get from a B school experience is the exposure to the theories, learning, practices, and experiences of the classmates, seniors, faculty members. This helps you develop an understanding of different subjects which enhances your employability. It also opens up new avenues for you which make it easier for you to choose your career.
  • Acceptability: A business school degree makes it easy for you to be accepted in an industry where you do not have previous experience. The biggest reason for this is the fact that management is a versatile skill and has got wide applications in many industries. Even if you want to stay in the same industry but want to transition to a different function, it becomes much easier to convince your prospective employers about your motivation.
  • Transferable skills: Many key skills that are taught in business school are transferable such as leadership, analytical skills, communication skills, people management skills, and others. These skills make it easy to portray your profile in good light and impress prospective employers. They also provide the students a valuable toolkit to deal with various business challenges. These skills make the students successful even if they wish to turn into an entrepreneur and run their own business someday.
  • Real-life application: The business school experience teaches the students valuable life lessons including taking initiative, working collaboratively, goal setting, and perseverance. There are also some great Business School teaching methodologies such as the case study method used in ICFAI Business School (IBS), which is developed around real-life business scenarios and problems. This makes the lessons learned through the business school practical and realistic adding to the business acumen of the students.
  • Networking Opportunity: All the interactions that the student has at the business school are an opportunity to hone their networking skills. Even during their B school education, they regularly come in contact with the industry experts at various platforms. Some of these are Industry exposure forums, professional networks such as LinkedIn, and the summer internship that they have as a part of their curriculum. This helps them follow the industry and companies where they would like to join, and can even give them a chance to impress these companies into hiring them.
  • Easier promotions: The B School degree is required for many high-level opportunities both at your current company as well as any new organization that you wish to join. Many higher-level positions are exclusively available to business school graduates. This means that without the B school degree you may have to work extra hard for these positions, just to convince the hiring manager that you have the necessary skills.

These points help understand the great value that a business school degree can add to your professional life and how it can empower you to take control of your career. If you have been considering getting a management education, then you can doubtlessly benefit your career with this experience. As you try to get into one of the premier business schools in India such as ICFAI Business School (IBS), you may realize that it is a difficult task, yet it has great value for your professional development. You can not only fast track your career growth, but also transform your career to fit your dreams and aspirations, regardless of your current professional level and experience.