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An Interaction with Ms. Ministhy Nair - DM, Barabanki
Inspirational is the word for Ms. Ministhy Nair & her interaction with the students at IME, IIT Kanpur. Ms. Nair is presently the District Magistrate of Barabanki District, UP. An engineering graduate who pursued her management education from XLRI Jamshedpur and finally made her way into the glorious Civil Services!
Ms. Nair’s main objective for this meet was to communicate and stress the significance of applying technical and management skills in public administration. Examples can be in administrative and policy making decisions, managing calamities like floods and famines, managing finances , optimizing utilization of resources, waste management etc.
Adhaar card, for one, is how technology would help in better administration. Civil services present a platform, a powerful one at that, for the youth to address these issues directly. There are several spheres where one can work upon, for example: Literacy programs, waste management in rural/urban areas, women empowerment and health missions etc. She further addressed us on how, many a time the middle men become a bane for the craftsmen, embroiderers & farmers especially in the rural areas. Lack of proper knowledge and exposure to the right markets, often leads them into selling their products to the middle men who end up making huge profits for no absolute contribution to the product quality. A properly oriented awareness program to introduce these people to right market and the price for the goods would increase their income substantially. Increase in income of these people would improve their health conditions, and also due to increased income more kids would be able to attend school and better living conditions would prevail. In light of all these issues, and limited resources available, it’s a great platform for techno-managers to apply their knowledge in solving the problems concerning the developing India.
These are just instances of how and where the youth can contribute. Civil service does succeed in giving an inherently strong position to contribute to the society but in the end, the passion to make a difference and your determination to bring the change about is all that matters. She then went on to describe a typical working day in life of a DM; how it isn’t out of ordinary to get a call for duty at 2 in the night; the festive season is the time they stay the most vigil for security reasons and how contingencies often spoil an otherwise perfect holiday! It is vital and often challenging, to maintain the balance between various driving forces and hindrances.
A truly inspirational speaker, whose enthusiasm for her job left all of us motivated. She later addressed various questions asked by the students and the end of session was marked by a vote of thanks extended by Dr. Deepu Phillip on behalf of the department and the students.
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MBA 2012-14, IIT Kanpur
“Opportunities multiply as
they are seized.” -Sun Tzu
am an IITian’, even after two months here at IIT Kanpur this one line still fills
our heart with excitement. Each one among the 54 students here who have started
the journey into the MBA programme of IIT Kanpur, batch of 2017-19, feels that
pride and with that equally realizes the responsibility it carries. We
started our journey here on 20th July. Meeting our batch mates for
the first time still feels thrilling. Though we knew each other through the
whatsapp/facebook group that was created by our seniors to make our
registration process as smooth as possible. We were given several assignments
before the registration to give us an inkling of the idea of how life at IIT
Kanpur is going to be. Assignments were planned in a way such that we get a hands-on
experience on case studies, presentations, group activities and article
reading. We began burning the midnight oil as a precursor to actually doing it,
and how! These assignments u…
“I am convinced
that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the
end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” - Lawrence Bossidy, GE Human
resource is an asset on which companies wager immensely. To talk on this prevailing
topic, DIME at IIT Kanpur hosted Ms. Kiran Bhatia Tandon, Ex-Head, Talent
Acquisition, Stryker. In her career, spanning over a decade, she has had
experiences across diverse industries from Automobile to E-Commerce giving her a
bird’s eye perspective of the industry. As charismatic as you get, Ms. Kiran,
started off with asking us on the topics we wanted her to discuss upon, keeping
the interaction open and filled with candour. While
discussing the difference, she experienced in Automobile and Ecommerce, she
shared an anecdote which implied that it is always important for an HR Manager
to understand the mind-set of an employee with a substantially larger earning
potential than their own…
Leadership is one of the most desired traits for success in
life and MBA students at IIT Kanpur were fortunate to get a fresh perspective
on the topic from the top echelon of corporate world, when Mr Amit Kasliwal,
India head of corporate sales at Ford India visited the campus to interact with
Sir described leadership as the zeal to identify and solve
problems. Citing an example, sir said that India has a myriad of problems and
out of those; transportation was one of the major issues. Ford is dedicated to
solve this problem. Talking specifically about the corporate sales department,
he told that by selling cars to taxi operators, they created entrepreneurs, thereby
solving the problem of job creation at that level.
Further describing leadership, sir claimed that a leader
must have a long term view, and should be enthusiastic about other’s agenda,
thereby creating opportunities and ‘win-win’ situations. According to sir, and
rightly so, sustainable leadership can be …