Tata Motors Plant Visit – 27thFeb 2012

Tata Motors Plant Visit – 27thFeb 2012

Students of IIM Kashipur visited Tata Motor’s plant in Pantnagar, Uttrakhand, on 27th of Feb, 2012. The aim of the visit was to acquaint students of the industrial practices followed in a large manufacturing plant and to appreciate how theory is applied in real life scenarios. Tata Motor plant is one of largest auto maker plant in India. Pantangar plant has an total area of 10,000 acres, 650 acres is being used by TATA Motors, while remaining is being used by supplies. They have a very good base of supplies in their vicinity to fulfill around 90% of demand for different components needed in plant. TATA produces mostly commercial vehicles such as Tata ace, Tata magic and Tata venture in this plant. The plant has a capacity of 1200 unit in a year presently, and the capacity is
expected to rise to 1460 by the next year. The visit began with a session with the plant manager of the plant. The session revolved around the history of Tata Motors, values that drive the organization and how it has transformed and redefined itself over the years. The manager shed light on CSR activities undertaken by the organization, and about the career prospects of a new recruit. After the session the students proceeded to the production facility of Tata Ace. The students learned various nuances of production and understood about the bottlenecks faced by the production facility. The session was highly interactive wherein the students also suggested solutions on their own. The whole visit was conducted very smoothly and was a great learning experience for the students.




Mr.Jatinder Salwan, Associate Vice President, Mphasis conducted session on “corporate Governance and Ethics”

Mr.JatinderSalwan – 25thFeb 2012

Mr.Jatinder Salwan, Associate Vice President, Mphasis took session on “Corporate Governance and Ethics” on 25th Feb 2012. Mr. Salwan talked about the importance of ethics in corporations and how important it is to adhere to strict code of values and rules. Citing various examples, Mr. Salwan elaborated on how various frauds in recent years have changed the dynamics of industry and how laws have correspondingly evolved. Apart from the main topic, Mr. Salwan shed light on what recruiters look in a prospective candidate and how students should continually strive for improvement with the changing needs of the industry. He motivated students to work and persistently strive for excellence.

Guest lecture – Mr.Shivang Jambusaria

Mr.Shivang Jambusaria – 18th Feb 2012

Mr.Shivang Jambusaria, Head of Derivatives Division, HDFC conducted session on “Hedging Strategies/Emerging Trading Strategies” on 18th Feb 2012. Mr.Shivang discussed in detail about the need for hedging and the various institutions which hedge their risk. Currency fluctuations and their implications to various industries and forward curve are widely discussed. Session is highly practical with real time examples and discussion on movement of Indian currency in the last one year. A video on the trading desk at BNP Paribas grabbed the attention of students. Apart from these, Mr.Shivang talked about the requirements that students should possess to succeed in the field of derivatives trading.

Manthan – Finance Summit Manthan – 2012

Manthan – Finance Summit Manthan – 2012, The first edition of the finance summit of IIM Kashipur was held on Saturday, 11 February 2012. The event witnessed mix of eminent industry personalities from the field of finance, academia and students on a platform to put forward their view on ‘Global financial crisis and impact on Indian businesses’. Mr. Anand Sinha, Dy Governor, RBI delivered the keynote address. Dr. Devi Singh, mentoring director IIM Kashipur and Director IIM Lucknow and Mr. Saurabh Bhat, president and managing director, corporate finance, Yes Bank addressed the gathering. Veteran professionally from various banks such as Union Bank, State Bank, Yes Bank and IDBI Bank to name a few constituted the audience. Opening the event, Dr. Devi Singh was enthusiastic about the event and appreciated the student’s keen thirst for knowledge and efforts towards organizing the event. Dr. Devi Singh opined upon the debt driven open ended growth strategy of the U.S. as having its own perils and one of the key causes of the financial crisis. He also mentioned that unless growth picks up, debt bonds are restructured and fiscal tightening is exercised, giving financial props will not go a long way towards mitigating the impacts of the financial crisis. For the students of the Institute looking forward to a career in finance, Dr. Singh underlined the significance of understanding the core economics behind the increasingly complex financial world. Mr. Saurabh Bhat, in his address spoke richly on the impact of the global crisis on India’s Banking and SME sectors. Mr. Bhat mentioned the three channels of influence of the global crisis being the trade channel, the finance channel and the confidence channel. The impact of rupee volatility on SME’s was also iterated, which is specially magnified in the absence of liquidity and capital availability Mr. Anand Sinha in his keynote address spoke extensively on the buildup of the global crisis and its causes. Speaking directly to the students of finance, Mr. Sinha mentioned the frailty of financial models and how they cannot incorporate the irrationality of human behavior. Mr. Sinha also provided a detailed and granular breakup of the financial crisis, its causes and impacts on India which proved to be a great value add for the students and guests from industry alike. The keynote address was followed by corporate dinner with an electrifying level of interaction amongst the guests. Many students of the institute with entrepreneurial ambitions found priceless advice and words of wisdom from their interactions with the guests over dinner. Many guests expressed their delight while attending the event, the first of its kind in the region, and affirmed their positive response and participation in such events organized by the institute going forward.

Guest lecuture – Prof. Kallol Bagchi

Prof. Kallol Bagchi – 2nd Feb 2012

Dr. Kallol Bagchi, Professor of Information and Decision sciences at College of Business, University of Texas at El Paso. He has many research publications in the computer science and information systems area. His present research interest is in global ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), diffusion of ICT, impacts of trust and culture on ICT, security issues, digital divide. Prof. Bagchi interacted with the students over various socio cultural aspects related to usage and adaptation of information technology for sharing and dissemination of knowledge. Furthermore, a model of willingness to use ICTs based on personality attributes was shared with the students. Inputs for the model are gathered via a survey form, which was also shared with the students. The students provided their inputs in the form, and a quantitative analysis was conducted in the session using SPSS
software are the results were analyzed as well.