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Tips from Top - "Impact of Technology on Human Behavior in Industry: Human Behavior and the Future of the Corporate World”. Mr Prateek Dubey, Director – HR, IDFC Bank

On the bright morning of 25th February 2017, the students of MBA, IIT Kanpur had the opportunity to interact with the HR Director at IDFC Bank – Mr. Prateek Dubey. Mr. Dubey, with his work experience in various major firms of the country – Coca-Cola, Suzlon Energy, and Jindal Saw Ltd to name a few – provided invaluable insights into the world of human relations and psychology. Sir covered a variety of topics in his talk and kept the seminar engaging with many activities and brainstorming sessions.
Mr. Dubey started off with engaging the audience with a rudimentary question – what is MBA? He went on to explain that MBA can be defined as the most beautiful attitude, as it is the attitude of the manager that makes him a leader and makes all the difference. As an example, he claimed that a Chartered Accountant would probably know much more about how the finances of any firm work than an MBA would, but it takes the decision-making ability and aptitude for quick thinking that makes him/her t…

Tips from Top - "An Interactive Session with our Distinguished Alumnus”. Mr. J N Gupta, M.D. – Stakeholders Empowerment Services.

There is nothing better than getting important insights about the real world from someone with immense experience. The exposure becomes even more valuable when the knowledge comes directly from the top and from someone who has been in our situation prior to their glorious journey. The students at MBA IIT Kanpur were fortunate to get such a golden opportunity when the 1977 batch Alumnus of the institute, Mr. J N Gupta, M.D. at Stakeholders Empowerment Services, visited the campus during the recent 40th year reunion.


Sir began his address by emphasizing the importance of clear communication. He went beyond emphasizing by demonstrating the same throughout the seminar. He suggested the audience to always be content with their current possessions and to never draw comparisons with what others had. Further, he added that in every situation, one must try his/her best, yet keep realistic expectations. This according to him was the mantra for happiness in life, which he himself had practiced ov…

Tips from Top - "An Interactive Session with our Distinguished Alumnus”. Mr. Pravin Tripathi, C.E.O. – Magic 9 Media & Analytics Private Limited.

The students at MBA IIT Kanpur were fortunate to get golden, pragmatic insights into the world of media analytics and marketing research when the 1977 batch Alumnus of the institute, Mr. Pravin Tripathi, C.E.O. at Magic 9 Media & Analytics Private Limited, visited the campus during the recent 40th year reunion.

Sir briefed the audience about his company’s work which provided services like: advertising, media planning, brand consultancy etc. Wherein the core functions included analytics, design and quality control.
Sharing his knowledge with budding professionals, he spoke about his past projects and the nuances involved in successfully completing those. Remarkable out of the same was a project for U.I.D., which involved design of a continuous learning program to get insights about its potential adopters. Emphasizing upon the importance of the continuous learning program, sir stated that consumers continually provided useful insights and hence marketing researcher ought to listen ke…

Tips from Top - "Various dimensions of leadership." Mr Amit Kasliwal, India Head - Corporate Sales, Ford India.

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 the students.

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 …