One of the problems afflicting the corporate sector in India is that many bright, young minds after a period slip into complacency and settle for mediocrity and management students should guard against the peril and strive for constant career improvement, chief operating officer of Varun Motors Group Bellamkonda Madhav said.

He was addressing the students of Gayatri Vidya Parishad’s PG College at Rushikonda here on Wednesday, at a guest lecture organised by the Business Line Club and sponsored by the State Bank of Hyderabad.

He said the triple E – effort, enthusiasm and excellence – should never be allowed to wane and "for that constant self-motivation and career planning are required. A purpose-driven career is the ultimate anyone can hope for and it is in fact the nirvana of any corporate career."

He told the students to be observe the small vendors on the beach and learn from the marketing skills and co-relate the experience with the textbook knowledge. "It will be of great help to you when you have to make your way through the corporate jungle. Set a clear goal and go for it," he added. Students need to attend classes regularly and pay close attention to what is taught in the classroom Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University G.S.N. Raju, who lighted the lamp to mark the inauguration of BL Club lecture series 2013, said. "You may think you can complete the syllabus on your own as the exams approach, but that will not work out. Listening is learning. The assimilation of the subject will be greater," he added.

Students should shed insularity and cultivate catholicity of approach.

They should ignite the spark within themselves and do the country proud, former mayor and president of Gayatri Vidya Parishad D.V Subba Rao said.

The SBH is liberally advancing education loans to the students and is also willing to finance their ventures after they finish the education. It would always support them, Deputy General Manager of the SBH Ramesh Babu said. He also spoke about new career opportunities opening up in the banking sector.

Regional general manager of The Hindu T.V Suresh welcomed the gathering and explained about the activities of the Business Line Club.