IIMT to launch MBA programme for service personnel

Sanjay Uppal, Founder and CEO of Straits Bridge Advisors, delivering a lecture at the annual management conclave of IIMT in Tiruchi .  

The Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchi (IIMT), has planned to launch a 15-month MBA programme for Army, Navy and Air Force personnel and a certificate programme for entrepreneurs, according to its Director Bhimaraya Metri.

Speaking at the inaugural of Nishtha, the annual management conclave of IIMT, Dr. Metri said the institute had also signed MoUs with National Assessment and Accreditation Council and corporates, including HPCL and NLC, for conduct of various executive management programmes.

Rohini Sridhar, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Hospitals, exhorted students to attune their capabilities towards goals. On entrepreneurship, she said “the ability to embrace failure and bounce back is crucial for success.”

Lt.Gen. (retd.) P.R. Kumar explained the link between national security, the armed forces and the common people and elucidated on how internal conflicts impacted corporates. He felt certain that management and technology would be game changers.

Panellists from diverse backgrounds shared the perspectives on how technology had disrupted the human resource landscape and talent acquisition, requirements of investors and trading in stock market during the two-day conclave.

The panellists provided insights into current expectations of industry from future managers in terms of skills, learning attitude and competency for sharing and collaboration. The conclave was spread over two days with discussions by domain-specific cells in IIMT functioning under guidance of Upam Pushpak Makhecha, Chairperson, Student Affairs.

FinvesT, Finance and Investment Club, hosted a panel discussion on ‘Disruption of technology in Finance’. Moderated by Rupesh Sharma, a doctoral student in Finance and accounting at IIM Tiruchi, the discussion by Sanjay Uppal- Founder and CEO of Straits Bridge Advisors, Nilanjan Das, Head, Deutsche Wealth Management Centre, and Bala Iyer, CEO, Finbots AI provided insights into the emergence of a wave of financial technology and the boost it got with computing capabilities and comfort over time.

The discussion highlighted the ecosystem of technologies that have catalysed the reforms in the traditional finance domain and their role in major areas of banking — retail, institutional and wealth management.

Mr. Uppal touched on disruptive technologies in his guest lecture on ‘’Road ahead for AI adaptation in banks.’.

A session addressed by Prakash Gaba, Certified Financial Technician, Technical Trader, and a Trading Mentor on ‘My journey in the stock market’ encompassed a blend of tips, tricks, and caveats pertaining to the stock market. He also elaborated on a few myths and presented logical explanation about trading and stocks.

Siddharth Ram, founder of Coalition House, a product lab for Startups initiated a discussion on 'How MBA students can be founders, rather than just being highly paid managers'. In his talk on ‘What Investors Want', Yashaswi Kumar, founder, and CEO of Knappily, a news App, spoke about the art of fund raising.

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