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This is the FIRST EDITION of HR e-newsletter of N.L.Dalmia institute of management studies
This is the FIRST EDITION of HR e-newsletter of N.L.Dalmia institute of management studies
V O L U M E 1 ,
I S S U E 1
VISION BEYOND HORIZON
7 T H S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 0
Lets Go Back!!
N L Dalmia Institute of Management Professor of OB and HR was selection process and is ranked
Studies and Research was estab- awarded the ‘Best Teacher of Man- number one for its academic rigour.
lished in the year 1997. The Insti- agement’ by BMA. Mr. Anurag Arya
The Institute is known for its trans-
tute has inculcated the competitive and Mr. Amit Ahuja were awarded
spirit among its students right since the ‘Best Student of Management’ by parency, fairness and ethical stan-
its inception. It was the first insti- BMA in the year 2002 and 2003 re- dards. It is the only institute which
tute to organize a Marketing fair in spectively. does not have any Management
line with the fair of XLRI. The event The Institute proved its mettle in Quota or Institute Level seats and
was a grand success with 25 compa- Marketing Strategy by winning believes in providing the opportu-
nies participating through various “Comstrat” organized by FCB ULKA nity to every deserving candidate.
THEN management games. The Institute in 2004. With the opening up of Fi-
had 60 students in its MMS Pro- nancial Market, the Institute found a
The Institute has an excellent infra-
gramme and 30 in its Part Time large number of students opting for
NOW PGDBM Programme. Finance as their specialization and structure - A/c classrooms and Wi-
Prof P. L. Arya joined the Institute in hence additional faculties were re- Fi connectivity. It has a state of the
August 1998 and gave fillip to the cruited in this area. True recognition art library and computer center. It
academic rigour and discipline. The came to the Institute when it won also has a unique, informal and fam-
Institute had a small faculty team the ‘Equity Research Competition ily type culture which is congenial
and depended largely on visiting Khoj’ in 2005, a competition in which for higher learning and enables
faculty then. The major specializa- IIM-A, B, C, XLRI and SP Jain were
every student to blossom and real-
tion during the first 4 years of the the other finalists.
Institute was Systems, followed by Today the Institute has 33 full time ize his full potential.
Marketing, Finance and HR in that faculty members. Many of them have
order. done their Management studies from -Prof P. L. Arya
(Director, N. L. Dalmia Institute
A lot changed during the subsequent IIM, IIT and other leading foreign and of Management Studies and Re-
years, the Institute won its first Indian Universities. search)
Dandekar Trophy organized by the It is now amongst the top 5 B schools
INSIDE THIS Bombay Management Association in in Mumbai University in terms of the
ISSUE: 2001. In the year 2001 Dr. S Sadri,
Our Alumnus speaks... 2
The Beginning 2
HR Club Rocks!!!
“Never doubt that a small group of Human Resource Management. games, Quiz and screening of movies
The Secret Revealed 3 thoughtful, committed people can The platform aims at giving the are organized on a regular basis.
change the world. Indeed, it is the only
essential corporate exposure to Two major events of the HR Club
Leadership in Public Life 3 thing that ever has.” the students by inviting eminent calendar are Manusandhan- a one day
- Margaret Mead. people from the industry for guest seminar where eminent people from
lectures and workshops. the HR field speak on a particular
The hidden side of salary 3 The HR Club, under the able guid-
ance of Prof. N. Rajan, Prof. Ronie It also provides an opportunity to topic and Utkarsh- a national level
D’Costa & Prof. Pooja Shah; from its the students for putting on their paper presentation competition.
Crossword 4 inception has its roots in the deep thinking caps and translating ideas The Club will also conduct an HR
understanding of HR and manage- into actions. HR Club also facili- Alumni Meet – a platform for all HR
From the Editors Desk 5 ment related issues. Its purpose is tates live projects, works on in- Alumni to come back to the College
to provide highly competent manag- creasing corporate interaction and and share their experiences with us.
ers with the necessary exposure to brain-storming on current issues in -Abha Deshkar (President, HR Club)
the modern concerns related to the area of Human Resources. & Neema Chaturvedi (Secretary, HR
Club activities such as Management Club)
Our Alumnus Speaks...
Hello! Dear friends…. it to completion, team skills would be in the industry. I
etc would just suggest on keeping
I have to say I was delighted on The rigorous schedule that up the learning curve. It is never
being asked to share my views too late to learn anything new
for the Newsletter. Opportuni- and no kind of work is little.
ties such as these are always Be open for any kind of work
nice as they give a chance to in the beginning as it is all a
retrospect and re-live cher- part of learning. Also, no mat-
ished memories. ter how high you go, and no
matter how many equally
Congratulations to all on being tempting paths may lie ahead
a part of a dynamic HR team, of you, if it is not the ethical
under such good leadership. way to go about it, you would
You are in an absolute wonder- rather not tread it.
ful phase of learning. Please do Ms. Bhavna Paratey
make the most of it. Do take Batch 2006-08 Lastly, I think the Alumni
up any opportunity that comes Newsletter is a wonderful
your way, or better still find one undergoes during MBA is initiative. When we speak
new opportunities that will a real boon as it prepares one about academic-industry inter-
benefit you, your colleagues for the real world. Multi- face, this helps in its own way.
and the Institute at large. A lot tasking, meeting deadlines,
of opportunities may come responding quickly and accu- All the Very Best!
across your way, where you rately, are all very important
can discover certain qualities and these qualities are invari- Regards,
or hone existing qualities, e.g. able learnt during the grill. Bhavna (Paratey) Ate
speaking in public, interacting (Bhavna is currently working as
and dealing with variety of It is understandable that one Resource Management Lead -
people/senior management, may have apprehensions about LSHC at Tata Consultancy Ser-
taking up a task and executing what may lie ahead and how it vices)
Group of twenty five divided reduced Our scripts are similar ; our
into two stories are same
What laid ahead none of us And then the events began to How we enact is the name of
knew, unfold, the game
As everyone had their hearts’
We entered the room in t- One, two, three as the days
shirts and jeans stories told
We giggled and laughed as girls
I heard them all, with an in- Made 14 new friends,
in their teens,
We spoke of fear, film and Coz they were reading pages
song, from my life’s book At the end of it all
PERSONAL GROWTH Anything we could to get along, I have something to say to sum
And then it all started to make
LAB But the facilitator did not allow sense
As he yelled “Here and Now” Understood life and its essence It’s only at the end of something
Life’s like a movie, I have to say That you realize how beautiful
We looked at each other, to- Where we all have different was the Beginning…….
tally confused, roles to play
All excitement gone, all fun - Ms. Leena Rajput
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 3
‘The Secret’ Revealed
The Secret talks of The Law of defined as “acting, thinking and
Attraction. The process is broken speaking as if you have already re-
down into three steps: ask, be- ceived what you are asking for.”
“It is true that you
lieve, and receive. The underlying m ay fool all the
theme is: you are the creator of The book describes The Se-
your own destiny. Your thoughts cret through the voices of many people som e of the
have the power to manifest your highly successful experts from many
desires. different fields including philoso- tim e; you can even
The HR Club was kick started by phers, psychologists, life coaches,
the first event which was the The Law of Attraction goes beyond motivational speakers, and business fool som e of the
screening of the movie ‘The Secret’ positive thinking. The book empha- professionals. Each explains their
based on the novel by Rhonda sizes the use of visualization tech- understanding of the Law of Attrac- people all the tim e;
Byrne. Prof. Rajan, Prof. Khedkar, niques, gratitude, faith and affirma- tion and how it affects reality.
Prof. Mohite, Prof. Pooja Shah, Prof. tions to help focus your mental but you cant fool
Ameet Dubey and Prof. Ronie energy. The overall concept re- - Ms. Sonali Kapadia
D’costa marked the start of the quires that the individual believes all the people all
Club with us students. strongly in the process. Believing is
the tim e”
Leadership in Public Life A braham Lincoln
Leadership is the ability to take Raju, Central PF Commissioner over and above the confines of the
initiatives rather than choosing to (West zone) clearly pointed out the management curriculum. Leadership
be a spectator. harsh realities of public life in India. in public life is manifold. Such
With 4400 Acts in place, flouting qualities cannot be acquired
Mocking the governing body for its rules is rather easy. India ranks 2nd merely with qualifications.
follies, the corruption engulfing our with respect to Natural Resources,
system and more importantly criti- Technical, Scientific & Managerial We must leverage on our
cizing our leaders for their inade- skills, yet we lag behind when it knowledge resource and use
quacies is easy. But what does it comes to strive for perfectionism in it to contribute to the better-
take to enter the muck to clean up our public life. ment of our country. We
the filth? The Youth today, the must aim to resolve conflicts
Generation X, are termed as Corruption is seen as an essential between preaching and prac-
‘Leaders of Tomorrow’. But can tool to “get things done” and poli- ticing. Be it something as
they truly live up to these expecta- tics is termed as a dirty game by the simple as civic sense and
tions when they fail to display lead- youth. Professions like Doctors, maintaining public hygiene. It
ership in the simple nuances of Engineers, CA, are over and above is high time we made a start.
public life? preferred to politicians (only 1-3
percent choose politics). It is essen- -Ms. Deepika Rao
Our esteemed guest Dr Mahendra tial we posses holistic knowledge (email@example.com)
The Hidden Side of Salary
Mr. Vijay Kumar Mahajan, an expert fessional and technical jobs. It is Other highlighting points from
on the subject Compensation & also extensively used for clerical the session were Mr. Mahajan’s
Benefits visited HR students. .The and manual jobs and when a views that the only objectives
session was an interactive & enlight- single top-to-bottom evaluation of compensation are attracting,
ening experience. His profound method is required as the basis motivating & retaining employ-
knowledge on the subject was evi- for integrated pay and grading ees & that compensation needs
dent throughout the session. structures. to be used strategically because
Sir gave a detailed explanation of This can be represented by the it is not the panacea to all the
The Hay Method of Job Evaluation simple model: organizational evils.
which is the most widely used in the INPUT - Know How
world. It is perhaps best known for PROCESSING- Problem Solving -Ms Deepika Amesar
its application to management, pro- OUTPUT–Accountability (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1. He proposed Management by Group objectives (MBGO)
2. A manager who maintains a network of outside contacts , who
provide favors and information
4. An individual’s capacity to perform the various tasks in a job
5. While placing executives in Middle East countries the biggest
importance should be given to
8. Sector in which Indian government allows 100% FDI
9. Systematic study of cause and effect of personal space require-
10. ___________ - Characteristic of Indian firms that helps Indian
13. The personality who introduced the concept of 'Bureaucracy'
14. Welfare facility provided to workers where the number of
women working is more than 30
15. Company that has emerged as the ‘Best Company To Work
For’ in India in 2010 according to Rediff Business.
16. In Expectancy theory Force = ________ x Expectancy
1. A relatively permanent change in behavior that occurs as a
result of experience
3. Company that won 2 awards at Asia Best Employer Brand
6. Individuals who achieve goals through other people
7. The Process of Certifying the competence of a person, an em-
ployee in an area of capability
9. _______________’s Classical Conditioning Theory
11. His Theory is commonly referred to as the 'Hierarchy of Hu-
17. The group which showed the most improvement in productiv-
ity after being granted stock options.
“How to Assign Functions”
Put employees in a room with only a table and CROSSWORD SOLUTION
two chairs. Leave them without any instruction
and check back on them in two hours.
If they have taken the table apart...assign them
If they are counting butts in the ashtray...put
them in Finance!
If they are talking to the chairs...assign them to
If they are sleeping...they are Management
If they do not notice when you walk in...place
them in Security!
And if they have left early...put them in Sales.
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 5
From the Editor’s Desk
DRISHTIKON believes in VISION edition of the newsletter will highlight newsletter.
BEYOND HORIZON i.e. to reach in brief the activities organized by HR We would also like to thank the
the pinnacle of success and after Club, Views from alumni, creative Alumni for sharing their thoughts
reaching there DONT STOP, find contribution from students in the with the HR students. Last but not
another peak to conquer. Drishtikon form of poems, crosswords, quotes the least we would like to ac-
will work as a medium to share stu- and many more knowledge the people who are
dent’s point of view with the Alumni. always there to provide a helping
We, The Drishtikon Team, would hand for the newsletter i.e. “HR
It is an initiative of the HR Batch like to extend our gratitude to the students of Batch 09-11”. DRISHTIKON’S
2009-11 and the whole theme be- management & the faculty of N.L. MISSION:
hind publishing the e-newsletter is to Dalmia Institute of Management Stud- - Team Drishtikon
get all the Full time/Part time HR ies and Research for their help and Priyanka Shah • Bridging the gap
alumni back to their roots. Every guidance in publishing the e- Akansha Khare
between the HR
Alumni and the
current HR batch.
HR Alumni Meet
THE HR TEAM • Bringing the
Alumni back to
The HR Batch of 2009-11 is one of the The class is always bustling with enthusi-
Confirm your presence most unique batches one would ever
come across. The class comprises of
asm and creativity, which is highly evi- • Making the
by clicking on the dent even if you happen to peep into the
twenty six girls and a very lucky boy. It is Alumni feel a part
below link highly unlikely for someone to be on class right from the door to the class
of HR Club
https:// campus and not notice the ever ener- notice board. Everyone in the class adds
spreadsheets.google.com/ getic batch. a new hint of freshness to it. In the class,
• Updating the
viewform? breakthrough moments can happen any
The students come from diverse educa- Alumni on what’s
mo0S1YwcWlSbndwenZ tional backgrounds like Engineering, Psy- new in HR in
chology, Management, Science, Com- A place where every idea sees the light DIMSR
merce, Economics Honours and even
of the day because every ‘can we do
English Literature .The batch comprises
of a blend of freshers as well as experi- this?’ transforms into ‘let’s do it’ and
enced students, with their experience soon to ‘done!’
ranging from Banking, IT right up to Me-
INTO NEXT dia. It is a place where everyone has a syn-
MONTH’S onymous feeling – ‘Proud to be a part
DRISHTIKON: of the HR Batch 2011’.
• Transaction Analysis
with Dr. M. C. Agarwal.
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• Performance Manage- f e e d e n d
b a ck us y
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