Another proud moment for SRM University-AP when Kattamuri Sai Krishna Rohith bagged an envious job offer from ODCEM Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (OneDirect) with a CTC of 20 Lakhs per annum. He is pursuing his B. Tech final year in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Mr Rohith will be joining the company as an intern for six months with monthly compensation of Rs. 20,000. After six months of internship, he will be offered the permanent employee as a Full Stack Developer with a CTC of Rs. 20,00,000 per annum.

Mr Rohith went through rigorous placement training programmes conducted by the Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services to secure the job offer. The job hiring process for this role was conducted in four stages. After preliminary selection, Mr Rohith had to prove his ability in coding, aptitude and other technical domains. The Director of Engineering himself took the final call before offering him a position in the company to see if Rohith is a proper fit for their company.

Rohith expressed his gratitude towards the CR & CS department of SRM University-AP, saying that the training sessions strengthened his core skills and abilities. He was also taught to face interviews and critical questions. Mr Rohith said, “Placement is an arduous process. I was offered another position in other company before, but I was not happy with that offer. I had faith in my abilities, so I continued searching for better opportunities and improve my skill set to secure the Super Dream offer. Keeping nerves in control, not panicking during interviews, excellent communication skills are some essential qualities that everyone should master to get good jobs. I am thankful to the CR & CS department for all their support and customised, personal, need-based assistance, which helped me a lot to prepare for the interviews,” said Mr Rohith.

After five months of determination, Mr Rohith finally secured the job that he was looking for. “The University has provided us with numerous opportunities with a flexible curriculum and Global standards. In addition to all the training, my mentors encouraged me to participate in Hackathons, apply for research internships, and attend conferences. Thanks to the extraordinary faculty that we have, the regular classes were of great help in enhancing my technical knowledge,” asserted Mr Rohith. Mr Rohith was a proud track-winner of Microsoft and EthDenver hackathons and a research Intern at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore.

He has shared his mantra to success with his fellows. Mr Rohith believes that instead of panicking or comparing with others, one should focus on becoming a better version of oneself, and the success will find him.

Distinguished Guests

SRM University-AP organised the grandest National HR Conclave-2021, the grandest conglomerate of Human Resource experts, on February 27, 2021, in association with the Global Workforce Management Forum. The theme of the conclave for this year was “Leading the Disruption- The HR Agenda for 2021 “. Senior Human Resource Leaders from reputed companies such as KPMG, Airbus, IBM, Informatica, Standard Chartered Bank, Flipkart, Shriram Bio-seeds, NCC Ltd, NOKIA, Infosys BPO, Volvo Group, Reliance Jio, Western Digital, Visa, Accenture, Grant Thornton LLP, Xperi Corp, Western Digital, Kromozones Software Pvt. Ltd, Shriram Bioseeds, SS&C Technologies delivered keynote speeches and participated in Panel Discussions in the daylong event.

The event was started with the opening remarks of Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP. In his speech, Prof Rao explained briefly how disruptive innovation had benefitted several industries such as the telecom and communication industry, automobile industry and others so far. It is high time to explore the opportunities in the Human Resource sector. “Covid-19 has provided us with many opportunities. Post-COVID era is the era of changed perspective and innovation, enabling the commoners to reap the benefits of technology,” said Prof Rao. He also stated the University encourages students to make use of the opportunities such as undergrad research, semester abroad program, student run-tech labs, etc to enhance their creative and innovative thinking.

Advancing the proceedings of the event, the founders of GWFM gave a brief understanding of their organisational structure and operations. Global Workforce Management Forum, founded in June 2014 by Dr Shiva Kumar and Partho Ganguly, is the world’s first WFM Forum. It is a non-profit professional organisation comprising of a group of Senior WFM & HR professionals committed to promoting the WFM movement on the global platform. Mr Ganguly set the tone for the conclave by addressing the present stagnation in Human Resource and opportunities to move forward.

In the first Keynote speech of the conclave Mr Unmesh Pawar, Partner – People Performance & Culture- KPMG India, explained how workforce reshaping is going to be a key element as we move forward. COVID-19 has changed the HR perspective globally. Mr Pawar took some realistic examples from whatever is happening worldwide and how it is creating shifts in overall organisational behaviour and operations.

The event progressed with a few panel discussions. Commenting on the importance of Digital, Data and Disruptions, the panel agreed that data analytics is crucial in today’s world, where we are standing on the verge of digital transformation. Predictive data analysis is being used to make business decisions. It is very important to have a sharp and clear objective to move forward in this field with countless opportunities.

Advancing into the event, Mr Suraj Chetri, Director HR Airbus India illuminated the audience with his strategic keynote on The Future of HR. “Start-ups are the future. Larger conglomerates will break into smaller companies with the abolishment of hierarchy. A lot of focus will be in healthcare and safety with special emphasis on mental health,” said Mr Chetri. According to him, a smart workplace is going a play a major role in the future. Technology will support employees to carry out several activities in a seamless way. It is going to impact the workplace culture and office management. Machine learning, data-driven automation, physical as well as virtual connectivity and Team collaborations are going to sustain in the future.

In another discussion on HR strategies to build flexibility, adaptability, and agility, the panel agreed on that every crisis goes through a time of recovery. This is a recovery phase. What is needed is adaptability as a skill. People are now looking for adaptability as the most important tool and hiring criteria. There are many tools and technologies to aid the recruitment process. But that is for ease of administration. More important is how one positions himself? Students should be focused from the beginning to create their own brand, deciding their selling points and USPs.

While speaking on the Future-proofing workforce 2020: Upskilling employees for future-oriented career trajectories, Mr Augustus Azariah, Human Resource Leader IBM mentioned that organisations used to build skills, capabilities, competencies, risk appetite among the employees. These skills are now being used to stay afloat in the storm called COVID-19. Analytics says storm riders are highly adaptable, willing to take risks with the resilience to get teams together. “If we walk through a journey of how HR has evolved over the years, we will find that it used to be process-driven, but now it is experiential and result- oriented. Conversion of data into actionable insights, design thinking, awareness of market trends, proactive learning and upskilling are the tools that employees of the future will need. To be an essential part of the future, one has to be digitally aware with a work experience consistent with his customers’ experience along with proper sensitisation in the workplace with the changed demographics,” advised Mr Azariah.

Over 25 Human Resource experts joined the conclave to share their view and usher in the way forward for the students. the conclave provided food for thought for the fellow recruiters as well as the students were highly motivated to listen to the experts speaking on real time problems with a solution. Mr Vivekanandan, Assistant Director-CR&CS, SRM University-AP, cordially thanked all the speakers, panel members, and the GWFM for their efforts to make the conclave a grand success.

National HR Conclave-2021

The grandest conglomerate of Human Resource experts is joining National HR Conclave-2021, organised by SRM University-AP in association with GWFM. The conclave has been scheduled on February 27, 2021. Following the theme of the conclave, “Leading the Disruption- The HR Agenda for 2021“, the meeting of great minds will provide solutions to recent challenges in Human Resource and Operations. Human Resource professionals across India will attend the conclave. Senior Human Resource Leaders from reputed companies such as KPMG, Airbus, IBM, Informatica, Standard Chartered Bank, Flipkart, Shriram Bio-seeds, NCC Ltd, NOKIA, Infosys BPO, Volvo Group, Reliance Jio, Western Digital, Visa, Accenture, Xperi Corp, Western Digital, Kromozones Software Pvt. Ltd, DST Worldwide will deliver keynote speeches and participate in Panel Discussions throughout the day. The Conclave is being organised in association with Global Workforce Management Forum.

Companies are bound to cope with the dynamic shifts in consumer appetite, societal values and regulatory controls. Climate change and economic slowdown, anti-capitalism crusaders and hashtag politics also causes disruption on business as usual. To thrive in the constantly shifting world, Human Resource demands thoughtful approaches in strategy, leadership and enhanced capabilities to influence all stakeholders.

This provides a challenge to Human Resource professionals to bring forth a sustainable approach that can subdue disruptions’ harmful effects. Experts from reputed national and multinational companies will discuss the possibilities to add value to the corporate culture in the various daylong panel discussions and keynote talks.

Global Workforce Management Forum, founded in June 2014 by Dr Shiva Kumar and Partho Ganguly, is the world’s first WFM Forum. It is a non-profit professional organisation comprising of a group of Senior WFM & HR professionals committed to promoting the WFM movement on the global platform. The forum also focuses on enhancing the capabilities of the workforce so that they can compete globally, adding value to society. GWFM is committed to the development of the workforce through education, training, research and shared experience. The fastest-growing professional forum is a trendsetter where they discuss current and future happenings in the global business. GWFM has 20,000+ members representing top multinationals, public & private organisations, including top Universities across the world.

Schedule of the Programme:

  • 8:45 am -Welcome Address by GWFM
  • 9:00 am- Welcome Note by SRM University-AP
  • 9:15 am- Keynote Speech: Leadership strategies to rebuild trust and resilience
    Speaker: Unmesh Pawar, Partner – People Performance & Culture- KPMG India
  • 10:00 am- Panel Discussion-1: Digital, data and disruptions: Leveraging on talent analytics to predict the next HR-led approach for business
    Moderator: Aditya Pal Singh, Director Talent Acquisition Informatica
  • 12:00 noon- Strategic Keynote Speech: The future of HR – reimagined
    Speaker: Suraj Chetri, Director HR Airbus India
  • 12:45–1:45 pm : Lunch Break
  • 1:45 pm- PANEL Discussion 2: HR strategies to build flexibility, adaptability, and agility
    Moderator: Debjani Roy, Chief HR Officer -Mind Your Fleet (Kromozones Software Pvt. Ltd.)
  • 3:35 pm- Panel Discussion 3 : Effective engagement: Integrating talent development frameworks within the succession management strategy
    Moderator: Grace Samson, Vice President- HR , Informatica
  • 4:45 pm- Closing Keynote Speech: Future-proofing workforce 2020: Upskilling employees for future-oriented career trajectories
    Speaker: Augstus Azariah, Human Resource Leader IBM
  • 5:15 pm- Vote of Thanks

Speakers:

  1. Unmesh Pawar, Partner – People Performance & Culture- KPMG India
  2. Aditya Pal Singh, Director, Talent Acquisition Informatica
  3. Param Veer Singh Narang, VP -Head Early Careers, Standard Chartered GBS – India, Malaysia & Poland
  4. Rakesh Jain, Head TA -Grant Thornton LLP
  5. Anupam Srivastava, Director, Talent Acquisition – EMEA/APAC- Xperi Corporation
  6. Suraj Chetri, Director, HR Airbus India
  7. Debjani Roy, Chief HR Officer -Mind Your Fleet (Kromozones Software Pvt. Ltd.)
  8. Raghavendra K, Senior Vice President and Global Head – HRD, Infosys BPM
  9. Gaurav Saini, HR Director-HMD Global( Nokia Phones)India, Asia Pacific Region & Middle East Africa
  10. Kiranmai Pendyala, Head of Human Resources, India -Western Digital
  11. Harjeet Khanduja VP HR –Reliance JIO
  12. Pawan Shetty, Vice President – Head of HR, APAC – Technology at Visa
  13. Grace Samson, Vice President- HR, Informatica
  14. IVS Ranganath, Head HR-Shriram Bioseed Genetics (A Division of DCM Shriram Ltd)
  15. Metzen Cherian, Director-HR (Culture, Organizational Development & Talent Management) Volvo Group
  16. Narayan Rao K, Head – HR -NCC Limited
  17. Ajay Gaachi, Principal Director Accenture Strategy – HR Strategy & Transformation
  18. Sudhir Mattoo, Partner, Talent & Transformation Consulting Practice at IBM
  19. Augustus Azariah, Human Resource Leader IBM
  20. Prajakta Kanaglekar, Senior Director, Flipkart
  21. Dr Shivakumar, Founder, GWFM
  22. Partho Ganguly, Co-founder, GWFM
  23. Deepak Gupta, Sr. Director & Head – HR at SS&C Technologies
  24. Prof VS Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University – AP
  25. M S Vivekanandan, AGM – CR & CS, SRM University – AP

Khushboo Sharma is one of the brightest gems in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. She is currently pursuing her third year in undergraduate studies. She has recently bagged an envious summer internship offer at one of the most reputed companies- Adobe India, a multinational software company. Through their women-only hiring challenge “SheCodes”, Khushboo not only bagged an internship offer but she may also have an opportunity of a Pre Placement Offer, upon successful review after this internship with attractive pay package. She will be joining Adobe India in May 2021 for the internship of 10-12 weeks with a stipend of 1 lakh rupees per month.

Mr Vivekanandan, Assistant General Manager, Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services (CR&CS), says “It is a proud moment for the university. SRM University-AP is full of bright students with huge potential. It is our sincere responsibility to bring out the best in them and help them find the right place in the industry.” Khusboo asserted that the training process in the Department of CR&CS was rigorous. Be it attitude development or interview preparations, the CR&CS department has extended continuous guidance and support along with mock sessions. Mr Vivekanandan further informed that the training programmes of SRM University-AP are designed by the experts to make students prepare for every challenge that they might face in a competitive world. They even organise some training sessions that are company-specific. Needless to say, that the placement department is not ready to leave any stone unturned when it comes to the future of its students. The placement team thoroughly guided Khushboo in the four-month-long hiring process in Adobe.

Khushboo expressed her gratitude, saying that it would not have been possible for her to crack this challenge without the continuous guidance and support provided by her teachers and the placement team. The modernised industry-oriented curriculum helped her gain the necessary in-depth knowledge to excel in her studies. Khushboo is also a part of tech-based clubs of SRM university-AP and always strives to think something out of the box. Her zeal towards scaling new heights and perseverance her made her achieve this offer.

Amazon selects Venkata Sai Nikhith Nagamlla, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh for a 6-month internship which can be converted into a job offer with a CTC of 29.5 LPA for the position of System Development Engineer. Amazon is a globally renowned American multinational company that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence domains.

The brilliant student went through rigorous training sessions conducted by the Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services, SRM AP to improve his technical and coding skills. Campus Corporate Connect (CCC) training sessions were also steered by SRM AP at regular intervals to enhance the coding skills of the students, while separate trainings were provided to evolve their aptitude and behavioral skills.

Sai Nikhith says, “SRM AP gave me the excellent opportunity to work along with my professors on research papers. In addition, our University empowered us to participate in hackathons and coding events that gave us the exposure essential for further enhancing our skills and confidence. I would suggest my juniors to avail the ample prospects provided by SRM AP to enrich ourselves, hurling us towards the desirable career.”

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Department of Corporate Relations & Career Services (CRCS), along with School of Entrepreneurship And Management Studies (SEAMS), SRM University AP, Andhra Pradesh welcomes Prof Bushan D Sudhakar, Professor, Department of International Business, School of Management, Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry as the guest speaker in a session titled “Changing business leadership paradigm” on December 29, 2020, at 4 PM. Prof Bushan is an adept,strategically focused professor having over 25 years of proficiency in teaching,research, and leadership.  Further, he is extensively involved in corporate training, branding, digital marketing, marketing strategy formulation and implementation, new – product introduction, promotion planning, market distribution, supply chain management, advertising, and communication. Also, his primary research interest is in the analytical modeling of marketing, branding, and advertising with stylized consumer behavior models. Along with being an Editorial Member of the International Journal of Economics and Management Science, Prof Bushan is the honored recipient of the Best Teacher Award (2004), Raman Fellowship for the Post Doctoral Research in the US (2013), Bharat Gaurav Award(2016), and Bharat Vidhya Ratan Award (2018) during his career. Prof Bushan’s vast knowledge and expertise in the realm of business and management will enable audience of the webinar to seamlessly confront challenges imposed by the transforming business dynamics enforced by altered focus. 

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Sai Rishvanth Katragadda, Final year, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh shone in the recruitment drive conducted for the first outgoing batch of the university. Sai Rishvanth got selected by the recruiters of PayPal who offered the brilliant student a package of 24 LPA for the position of Software Engineer. PayPal is a reputed company that provides a worldwide online payment system, online money transfers, and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods.

Sai Rishvanth has consistently exhibited his mettle in academics and has been scoring excellently in all the examinations conducted by SRM AP. He was also selected by the university to visit the University of California, Berkeley for the Semester Abroad Programme. In addition, he grabbed the opportunities presented by SRM AP and worked on projects where he developed applications to provide solutions in the domain of travel, predictive data analysis, crowdfunding, crypto-token, and environment.

Guided by the faculty, and founders of the student-run Next Tech Lab at SRM AP, Sai Rishvanth participated in innumerable national and international hackathons to win several accolades and awards. Further, the student at an immensely young age received the opportunity to present papers in international conferences and publish his paper in the esteemed journal Springer Journal for Engineering and Sciences.

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Department of Corporate Relations and Career Services, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh is organizing a session on “Career Through Social Media”. Mr K S Siddesh Ram has been invited as a guest speaker to address the audience during this session on October 24, 2020, at 5.30 PM. He has a gamut of experience in the Corporate Human Resource for over 20 years. Presently, he is the Director of Human Resource at AUGRAY, and earlier, he was the Vice President for KRDS, a leading Social Media & Mobile Agency.

Mr K S Siddesh Ram has demonstrated leadership in a broad spectrum of HR functions including Talent Acquisition, Man Power Planning, Policy & Processes, Compensation & Benefits, HRIS, Talent and Performance Management, Leadership Development, Employee Relations & Engagement, Statutory Compliance, Rewards & Recognition, and Legal Administration. Further, Mr K S Siddesh Ram purposes to elevate and educate the “fresh blood in colleges” on how to use “Social Media Platform” to accelerate career growth. He has given lectures in many colleges on various genres pertaining to Corporate World, Fresher’s Need, HR, Management, and others.

Department of Corporate Relations & Career Services, SRM university-AP, Andhra Pradesh is presenting a webinar on “Transformation Process of a student to an employee & insights on resume building/digital interviews”. On October 17, 2020, at 5.30 p.m., Mr Rakesh M S, Human Resource, Capgemini, Chennai, will be addressing the students of SRM AP. He holds more than 9 years of experience in Human Resource Management, where he handles and leads HR functions such as HR Operations & Business HR Partner role, along with leading the Fresher’s Batch Management. He has been invited as Guest Lecturer in several Engineering Colleges to provide insights on the transition state of students to employees. His sessions encompass the current scenario, the gaps, the ways to bridge the gaps, the challenges, and do’s & don’ts crucial to the students. Students are recommended to attend the session with Mr Rakesh M S, who will draw practical, in-depth, ground-level examples to decipher the stages of transition. He will also be sharing significant information on resume building and digital interviews, which will help the students to excel in the recruitment drive and grab their dream job offer.