Mr. Prakyath Bhandary, Associate-People & Culture Team, Grant Thornton LLP, Bengaluru was the Alumni Guest. Mr. Prakyath Bhandary, spoke about his life at Sahyadri and how the institution shaped his future. He further urged students to take up opportunities that come their way to showcase their talent. He was delighted to recall his days of being the organizing committee member of the 1st edition of Sahyadri Whiz Quiz.
Mr. Roopesh Salian, the Chief Guest of the occasion is an alumnus from the 1st batch of Sahyadri MBA. Currently, he is a Senior Business Process Improvement Analyst at Northern Trust.
Alumni are the ambassadors of an institution and have responsibility towards academic and research oriented initiatives of their alma mater. The department organizes Alumni Meet every year to bring back the alumni to the campus, spend quality time with the faculty, view the growth of the institution in person, keep abreast of the progress the institution is making in terms of quality of education it is imparting and contribute to the continuous improvement of the institution wherever possible.
Alumnus of the Month(August)
Mr. Prashanth Baliga, from the MBA batch of 2010 – 2012 was felicitated as the Alumni for the Month of August 2015 by the Department of Business Administration in a programme oganised by the department. He is known for his talent in extraordinary creative thinking and graphic designing. He has worked as a Technical Trainer at NIIT, Mangaluru. Apart from being a Freelance Graphic Designer and a Technical Trainer, he is a businessman and deals with Godrej Interior products in Mangaluru, under the firm name "Baliga sales & service". He had designed a web application called “CyBeR $pY” to trace cyber criminals which was highly appreciated by the Mayor of City corporation and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru.He also owns few brands of his own, namely Reborn T-shirts and Keydrivers Mangaluru. He is the proprietor of virtual freelance designing firm by the name PBDesigns which is getting its popularity at the speed of sound! During his MBA, he had not only won various awards in inter-collegiate marketing events but was also awarded the Best Student of the Year 2010-2012 for extracurricular activities. Mr. Prashanth Baliga addressed the final year MBA students and inspired them to think differently and indulge in creative projects that will enhance their employability.
Alumnus of the Month(September)
Mr. Roshan Ballal, Associate-Accounts Maintenance, HSBC, Bangalore and an alumnus of the College was awarded the MBA Alumnus of the Month award. He addressed the first year students on the various skills required by the industry and how students have to thoroughly prepare themselves. He appraised the students on interviews, dress sense, email etiquette, etc. Students thoroughly enjoyed the interaction.
Alumnus of the Month(October)
Ashrith Nonda , Senior HR Executive, Epicor Software India and alumnus of the College 2011-13 MBA batch, addressed the HR students on `Social Media Marketing and its Challenges.’ He emphasized the importance of internships and project work for a fresher when entering the corporate world. He cherished the memories of his student life at Sahyadri and urged the student to be positive, have a value-based living and be inquisitive to learn new things every day. He said that if one wants to be successful one always needs to take up challenging roles rather than a routine one's. Ashrith will soon be back to conduct a placement drive.