Not Just Memorable But A Productive Session At JBIMS

When asked to write a memorable experience the first thing which came into my mind was the session conducted by Mr. Chandru Chawla (Head of Cipla new ventures). Now you will ask what made it so memorable, it was the time of summer placement and many companies were coming to the campus, where they were explaining about the company culture and the different roles which they offer but when Cipla came to the campus the classroom environment was completely different. Rather than going for the traditional ways, Mr. Chandru Chawla went on to explain about the pharmaceutical industry and the class was taking an interest like never before. We were not just interacting but also enjoying the session, he went on to explain about the history of the pharmaceutical sector, government regulations, the health sector of the country, and the problems faced by this industry. It was so interactive that the class was even giving solutions to the problems faced by the pharmaceutical industry and Mr. Chawla was quite happy with the solutions put down by the class and even said that they were quite realistic and can be implemented which was a bonus for us. One thing I remember is that every single individual from the batch of 140 students had contributed to the discussion. After the session, one thing I can tell you is that I have never witnessed a more productive classroom session in all my schooling years. It was not just the interaction which made the whole session interesting but also the kind of personality Mr. Chawla has, it did have a long-lasting impact on the whole batch. I will definitely wish that companies should try to make such sessions more and more interesting by thinking out of the box and leave a long lasting impact on the students.

Which Aditya Birla Group company I would like to work for and why?

I would love to work with Aditya Birla Retail Limited. I being from Aurangabad, Maharashtra have seen the rise and fall of the More Mega store which once had a strong presence in that city. What went wrong? I’m not sure about it but would definitely like to work on improving the brand presence across the country and leave an impact on the retail industry of the country. Since I have interest in supply chain management it definitely is the right choice to work in developing the retail business of the company.

JBIMS Placement Committee

JBIMS was established in 1965 by the University of Mumbai in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business. JBIMS is considered to be unique in management education as it is firmly rooted in the local soil and capable of articulating the Indian ethos. In the contemporary era, when globalization and liberalization are the buzz words, the institute has (without disturbing the said roots) ordered itself to meet the emerging challenges, sentiments and opportunities that are coming with the new economic order.

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