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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
“It is not the strongest of the species
that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to
A new zeal, vigour, and an
unquenchable thirst for proving oneself is what describes MBA batch of 2019-21.
52 of us set foot on the pavement of a new journey and needless to say it has
been unprecedented. Be it the early morning presentations, the stark midnight
deadlines, or the never-ending case studies covering the gamut of concepts and
context, each one of these activities can vouch for it. It has hardly been a
month, yet the batch has acclimatized well with the life of one the most
coveted institutes in the country, IIT Kanpur.
For most of us, this is the
desired path, and for the rest, it is an opportunity to relive their school
days. Since we are in a place that has no norm and instead offers endless
diversity, there will always be something that entertains and challenges us. It
is time we took this opportunity to build a lasting relationship with our
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
– Lao Tzu.
The energy of the Indian subcontinent unified at the gates of IIT Kanpur when we started our much- awaited journey of MBA. The pre-assignments and admission process gave us a much-needed glimpse of life ahead of us. With all glittering hopes, we, the 54 minds embarked on an endeavour to achieve our dreams and here we are, introducing our remarkable 2018-2020 batch with immense pride and responsibility wearing the badge of IIT Kanpur.
For most of us, who have prior work experience, it is a back to school time and for the rest, it is an aspired path by choice, now that we are in our new home, it is time for us to build an everlasting relationship with our peers and let the world know about us. With the get-up-and-go attitude, the diversity of the 2018-2020 batch is one of a kind with studen…
Mr Vikash Kumar,
Chief Digital Officer at Trident Group India Ltd, visited the IME department at
IIT Kanpur along with his colleague Mr Mohit Goel, GM at Digital Trident, on
the 3rd of September, 2016. Talking about the changing scenario of
digital marketing and the challenges and opportunities that it poses for
today’s marketing managers, he shared his insights as the Chief Digital Officer
of the textile giant Trident India Ltd, about the marketing and branding
strategies being followed in the current scenario.
Mr Kumar stressed upon keeping the session as informal and
interactive as possible, making it into a dialogue rather than a one-way
lecture. He started with defining digital marketing as a medium that provides
two way flow of information or communication on world wide web.
He emphasized on how the rapidly changing world of digital
marketing has made textbook knowledge insufficient, and further emphasized the importance
of learning on the job, staying unique, and believing in o…