The on-going pandemic has affected everyone’s life one way or the other, but
M.O.P VAISHNAV COLLEGE FOR WOMEN has succeeded to connect
virtually with its students and helped them pursue their educational goals
without any compromises. Conducting guest lectures and webinars are part of
the new norm at MOP College.
The guest lecture on defining success was conducted by Mr. Prasanna
Narayanan, Head of Product- Ondot Systems with an objective to understand
the pre-requisites to be followed while launching a product. Students were able
to comprehend the practical challenges faced by the organisations during a new
The guest lecture on project life cycle management was conducted by Mr.
Ramkumar Sundaram,Vice President,Bank of New York,Mellon Technologies
with an objective to understand the different stages in project development.
After attending the session, students were able to understand the importance of
team building and task allocation for successful project execution.
Several workshops were conducted by the department to impart knowledge on
the contemporary aspects of the various management topics.
A workshop session was conducted by Mr. Glenn Roger Carr,Founder &
Director Fin Mark with an aim to strengthen the financial knowledge of the
students and to improve their chances in placements by supporting their profile
through NSE certifications. He also shared information about career
opportunities in Banking and Financial Services, importance of share market as
a life skill and gave tips on how to clear SEBI/NISM exams
The workshop was conducted by Dr. Uma Rani,a resource person from
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Development, Ministry of Human Resource
Development,Government of India with an aim to device a successful business
plan in the new era. The students gained hands on experience on the challenges
and opportunities prevailing in the current environment and were motivated to
optimise the opportunities by starting their own ventures.
Certifications are conducted in specific functional areas to additionally equip
students on their subjects of interest. Mr. N C Srivatsan conducted a 3 day
course on “Insurance and Risk advisory” to the studnets of finance. The course
on business analytics, by Mr. Dinesh babu helped students understand the
analysis and interpretation of data, that could be fit into any domain of business.
Mr. Aravind Selvaraj gave insight to the students on performance and
compensation management through his 3- day lecture course.
The webinar " Career in Digital Marketing" was conducted by Mr.Sorav Jain,
Founder of Digital Scholar and one of the leading digital marketing experts in
the Industry. Mr.Sorav briefed about every job opportunity that Digital
Marketing provides. He also explained about Demand Analysis, the pillars of
Digital Strategy, Digital Channels, the value of work experience, the pay scales
for people in Digital Marketing field and the skills required to prosper in the
ever-evolving Digital platforms.
The Post Graduate Department of Business Administration department
organised an International Colloquium Series to cope with the changing
environment and to adapt to the new normalcy. The first session was facilitated
by Dr. Yamuna Devi Puraikalan, Assistant Professor, Dominican University,
Chicago on 2nd June 2020. Dr. Yamuna shared the different tools which could
be used for effective online teaching and also emphasised students to utilize
their time fruitfully and pursue online certification courses.
The second session was addressed by Ms. Kadambari Sathish Founder & CEO,
Women Entrepreneurship Development Organisation Pvt Limited; India about
the challenges faced by entrepreneurs and suggested ways to cope up with the
new normalcy. The students were also motivated to take up entrepreneurship by
ideating and discussing various business plans.
The third session was addressed by Ms. Lochana Prabhakar, Vice President,
Bank of America, New York about the new normalcy and its challenges in
banking sector. The students were also able to appreciate the international
practices followed by key people in banking sector to sustain and compete with
the changing environment.
The fourth session was addressed by Ms. Lavanya Harrish, HR Specialist, T
Mobile, Washington, USA about the new normalcy practices with specific
reference to HR internationally. The students were also able to appreciate the
international practices followed by key people in HR to sustain and compete
with the changing environment.
The fifth session was addressed by Ms. Deepika Chandrasekar, pursuing
Diploma in Learning & Development, Chartered Institute of Personnel &
Development, UK about the changing Skillsets required during testing timesStudent’s
perspective. The colloquium was useful to understand the mind set of
students during online mode and coping mechanism for the same.
The sixth session was addressed by Ms. Arthi Deepak, International Program
Manager, St George University of London, United Kingdom about the
opportunities for pursing higher education in abroad universities. The students
were also able to get a deep insight as to how they need to equip themselves to
fetch a seat in foreign university and its prospect on placements.
The seventh session was addressed by Mr. Nitin Chandel, Head-BNY Mellon
Technology, India about the challenges of leader in organisational decision
making during testing times. The session also clearly underlined the strategic
decisions taken by leaders during testing times.
MBA department jointly with Madras Management Association organised a
webinar on the Scope of Project Management” on May 1st 2020 virtually with
an objective to introduce the scope, need and importance of project management
specifically to management graduates.
M.O.P MBA department organized a “Rendezvous with Writer” session on Mar
19, 2021. It hosted the Co-founder of Kolapasi and a budding author Mr.
Santhosh Muruganantham on the show discussing about his experience
debuting with Desipreneur 0.0 which spoke about his journey as an entrepreneur
and helped the students to gain insight on his journey, and initial struggles.
MBA jointly with the undergraduate department of economics organised a panel
discussion to showcase the highlights of Union Budget 2021 for students to gain
more insights on proposed budget on the fifth of Feb, 2021The discussion was
facilitated by industry experts and seasoned practitioners who helped the
students understand the impact of the budget to the common man.
”Labdhi Bhandari” is an endowment competition that every MBA student looks
forward to participating to showcase their business plan ideas and formulate a
successful business plan. This competition conducted by the MBA department
every year, nurtures young talent and gears them to participate in pan National
The National Level Intercollegiate Management Meet ZEST was organised by
the first year students on 5 Feb 2021 virtually for the first time. The event
attracted 235 participants from all over the country. Seven events across
different management functions were conducted and the winners of each event
bagged exciting gift hampers.
MBA’s prestigious event BUSTLE a business quiz competition was conducted
exclusively for the B school students virtually. It was hosted sby Mr. R. Arvind
on the 8th of April 2021 with over 120 participants all over the country .The
winner of the event walked away with exciting cash prizes.