Events | Career Dialogues

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Business and Management

πŸ“’ DAY 1 πŸ“… 26 FEB 2021 (FRIDAY) πŸ•‘ 11 AM -12 PM


Senior Director - Human Resources, ORACLE India

Sajan Mathai is a Senior Director at Oracle India with over 20 years of experience in HR. He has worked in the areas of HR Transformation, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, Performance and Talent Management, Personal Values Clarification and Alignment to Business Values, Employee Relations & HR Compliance Investigations, 360 feedback coaching and Development Centres. Prior to Oracle, he worked in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Peninsular PetroTech Engineering, and EWI Engineers & Consultants Private Ltd. He completed his graduation and post-graduation in Management from St. Joseph’s College Bangalore and EGMP from IIM (B).

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Humanities & Social Sciences

πŸ“’ DAY 1 πŸ“… 26 FEB 2021 (FRIDAY) πŸ•‘ 12:00 PM -01:00 PM


Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka

Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka State has 32 years of experience in Public Administration and Governance in the areas of Planning, and Administrative Reforms and other commendable fields of governing. Among many of his achievements, Dr. Sanjiv Kumar successfully conducted the 2018 Karnataka Legislative Assembly Elections and Parliamentary Elections 2019 in Karnataka State and contributed to various aspects of electoral policies including policies on accessible election, EVM/VVPAT management, Electoral Registration, and use of ICT in elections. In the year 2019 he received the National Award for excellence in Election Management from the President of India.

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Architecture & Civil Engineering

πŸ“’ DAY 1 πŸ“… 26 FEB 2021 (FRIDAY) πŸ•‘ 12:30 PM -01:30 PM


Padma Shri Awardee, Architect and Environment activist

Architect Mr. G Shankar has received the Padma Shri Award in recognition of distinguished service in the field of Science and Engineering, Govt. of. India in 2011. He has held several positions of status, namely as the International Director, Architects Sans Frontieres (Paris, France), President, South Asian Coalition of Community Architects. Has attended several National and International conferences including World Reconstruction conference 2014 at New York, 2018 at Geneva, Habitat II at Istanbul and Habitat 111 at Quito, UN General Assembly at New York, CIVICUS Conferences in Manila , ISTR Conference in Dublin (Ireland), Asian Coalition of Community Architects, Chiangmai, Thailand etc as an official member of Indian NGO sector.

Career Prospects in the field of Healthcare, Engineering and IT

πŸ“š Fields of Study: IT, Computer Science and Engineering


πŸ“’ DAY 1 πŸ“… 26 FEB 2021 (FRIDAY) πŸ•‘ 03:00 PM -04:00 PM


Executive Director, Siemens Healthineers India

Vivek Kanade is the Executive Director at Siemens Healthineers India, handling the business of zone India and neighboring countries Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka since March 2016. Before taking up this role, his last assignment was as Vice President - Global Sales and Marketing, Refurbished Business, Siemens AG, Germany. Vivek started his career with Hindustan Motors in 1992. During his association with Siemens for over 27 years, he has held various positions across diverse functions in Sales, Service Management, Regional Management and Modality Management. Mr Vivek also holds a diploma degree in electronics from the NTTF Electronics Centre, Bangalore

Career opportunities in Indian stock markets

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Commerce and Finance


πŸ“’ DAY 1 πŸ“… 26 FEB 2021 (FRIDAY) πŸ•‘ 05:00 PM -06:00 PM


CEO at Livelong Technologies Pvt Ltd, Business partner with Motilal Oswal

After completing Btech in vellore university, HariPrasad found curiosity in stock markets. From working in Futures first, and then Hedge Equities to his own startup, he undertook many initiatives to make Indian stock markets more accessible and affordable for everybody. He partnered with Dalal street’s one of the best brokers Motilal Oswal for wealth management and portfolio services. His areas of expertise include Financial Risk Management, Algorithmic services and financial advisory services. With almost 5 years of experience in the field, he is CEO of Livelong Technologies, who are changing how we see financial markets.

Career opportunities in Aquaculture and Fisheries.

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Biotechnology and Life Sciences


πŸ“’ DAY 2 πŸ“… 27 FEB 2021 (SATURDAY) πŸ•‘ 10:00 AM -11:00 AM


CEO and Founder at Vetbiotics animal health care, Chennai.

VAHPL Business Unit is directed by Dr. Karthik Ramachandran, PhD (Aquaculture & Microbiology). He is an Aquaculture specialist with 8+ Years of experience and extensive knowledge in Business management and operations of commercial Aquaculture farms. He possesses significant exposure to a variety of aquaculture production facilities, methods and outputs. He holds 100+ national and international research publications and three patents in aquaculture and fisheries. He is efficient in technical consultancy to commercial fish/shrimp farms, product development, business strategies and marketing including academic & research.

Career Opportunities in the Banking Sector and CSR

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Commerce, Banking and CSR


πŸ“’ DAY 2 πŸ“… 27 FEB 2021 (SATURDAY) πŸ•‘ 11:00 AM -12:00 PM


President and Chief Operating Officer , SBI Foundation

Mr. Nixon Joseph is the President and Chief Operating Officer at the SBI Foundation. Sir works closely with the company’s flagship programs and is the driving force behind the success of its CSR initiatives. Sir has extensive experience in the field of Banking with expertise in Corporate Credit, Retail Operations and International Banking. Sir is a Certified Credit, Compliance and Information Systems Banker who has received the β€œDr APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Professional Excellence” Sir has also been actively Involved in mentoring hundreds of youths as part of his role as the Coordinator for SBI youth which is one of the Flagship programs of SBI’s CSR wing.

What is a successful career in science ?

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Sciences


πŸ“’ DAY 2 πŸ“… 27 FEB 2021 (SATURDAY) πŸ•‘ 03:00 PM -04:00 PM


Assistant Professor and Head Division of Nanoscience and Technology, JSS Academy of HE and Research.

Dr. Asha Srinivasan completed her MS and PhD from Bradford University UK and her postdoctoral studies from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA. She currently serves as an Associate Professor for Nanosciences and also a faculty of Life sciences and centre of excellence in molecular biology and Regenerative medicine at JSS Academy of Higher Education and research and She is also a coordinator for Nanoscience and Technology at JSS University, Mysore. Her area of research is synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles and delivery of cancer nanomedicine. Dr.Asha has secured several awards, More than 15 publications and many scientific talks and presentations. She is also a member of the Animal Ethical committee, Member secretary of Biosafety committee,Assistant editor at International Journal of Allied Health sciences and Member of International student cell.

Law as the Fulcrum for any Discipline

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Law


πŸ“’ DAY 2 πŸ“… 27 FEB 2021 (SATURDAY) πŸ•‘ 05:30 PM -06:30 PM


Whole - Time Director , TTK Prestige Limited

Mr. K. Shankaran is currently Director -Corporate Affairs of India’s leading kitchen appliance company TTK Prestige limited and is on the board of various companies in the TTK Group. He supervises Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Legal, Taxation and People Development functions and is closely associated with in the formulation of business strategy and growth of the group.He is a qualified Management Accountant and Company Secretary besides holding other academic credentials in general management, law, banking and insurance.

Future of Mental Health and Well-Being

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Psychology


πŸ“’ DAY 3 πŸ“… 28 FEB 2021 (SUNDAY) πŸ•‘ 11:00 AM -12:00 PM


Practicing Psychiatrist, Member of Indian Psychiatrist Society, ex-President of Bombay Psychiatrist Society.

Dr Ashish Deshpande is a Psychiatrist practicing in Mumbai from 1996. A Life Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society, he was the President of Bombay Psychiatric Society (2015-16) and has been associated with the Directorate of Mental Health, State Government of Maharashtra, in various committees. He has been working in the field of School Mental Health, Deaddiction, Gender Sensitization and Age Awareness at various levels. Recipient of Bombay Community Public Trust Scholarship, Hinduja Foundation Scholarship, Ya. Di. Phadke Scholarship for Social Issues, he takes great interest in β€œfamiliarizing the world with mental health” by using the print and the electronic media - Satyameva Jayate- Alcohol Episode, being the most celebrated effort.

Personal Branding

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Business and Management


πŸ“’ DAY 3 πŸ“… 28 FEB 2021 (SUNDAY) πŸ•‘ 12:00 PM -01:00 PM


Managing Director of Leadership Matters & Chief Transformation Officer

Mr. Anand Pillai is the Managing Director of Leadership Matters, a company focused on building an Entrepreneurial Culture in Organizations. Sir is a Leadership and Organization Transformation Guru who has trained several CXO’s, Senior and Middle Level Managers across the fields of IT, Finance, Manufacturing, Hospitality and Government. Sir has served as the Senior Executive Vice President HR & Chief Learning Officer at Reliance Industries Ltd. Sir is certified to conduct Leadership and sales management courses from various international bodies. He is also a Certified Behavioral Analyst who is specialized in the application of Psychometric Instruments in areas of Leadership, Communication, Sales, Customer relationship, Negotiating for Value and Team Building.

Startup Ecosystems and the Future of Smart Cities

πŸ“š Fields of Study: Entrepreneurship


πŸ“’ DAY 3 πŸ“… 28 FEB 2021 (SUNDAY) πŸ•‘ 02:00 PM -03:00 PM


CS - Bhopal Smart City & COO - Bnest Incubation Center

Mr. Yogesh Khakre is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and served as Chairman of Bhopal Chapter of ICSI. He has around 15 Years of professional experience in various corporate houses and serving as Company Secretary of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited and COO of B-NeST Incubation Centre. He played a vital role to build B-NeST Incubation Centre from scratch, making it the biggest Business Start-up Incubator of Central India. Working with Ideation, Early stage, Growth stage Startups and Mentoring startups in domains of Finance, Sales, Strategy, Operations and Marketing.