IIM Kashipur Samanvya 2011 sees participation from eminent HRs, academia and students

 | December 19,2011 06:19 pm IST

Samanvya 2011, HR summit of IIM Kashipur witnessed a congregation of eminent industry personalities in the field of HR, academia and students on a common platform to put forward and discuss their views on 'Aligning Employee goals with corporate vision'. The discussion revolved around on how to ensure employee engagement and motivate employees to align their respective roles with the Mission, Vision & Goal of the organization.

This was the first event of its kind in the state of Uttrakhand, focusing on HR related issues in the state. The theme of the summit is “HR Practices and Organisational Changes”.


Mr Aquil Busrai, CEO-Aquil Busrai Consulting and Former HR Director of IBM, delivered the Keynote address. Dr Devi Singh, Mentor Director-IIM Kashipur and Director-IIM Lucknow, Prof. Roshan L. Raina, Dean-IIM Lucknow and Prof Manoj Anand, Convenor-IIM Kashipur Taskforce, addressed the gathering. Veteran HR professionals from Dabur, Tata Motors, HP, Videocon, IDBI, APC, Titan, IGL, to name a few, constituted the audience.


Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Roshan. L. Raina said that Samanvaya was the first step towards a symbiotic collaboration between the IIM Kashipur and the corporate world. Dr Devi Singh, mentor director IIM Kashipur, reiterated the fact that industry interaction is an integral component of business education and asserted that IIM Kashipur will continue hosting upscale event like these.


Mr Aquil Busrai, in his keynote address, shared his views on Attraction, Retention and Training (ART), ART is the key to improve employee engagement and align their goals with the corporate vision. He said, “Industries have a regular practice of visiting business schools during the harvest season, which is at the end of 2 years.” Instead Mr Busrai put forth the idea of 'Take My 40 Hours' as an initiative by the industry persona to spend 40 hours in an year, an equivalent of 5 working days, on a business school campus to give the required inputs to nurture the future leaders. On this Mr Vikas Jindal, Sr. VP-Kumaon Garhwal Chamber of Commerce (KGGCCI), acknowledged the idea and offered his support. Mr Busrai quoted, “IIM Kashipur is now a great place to start with since such practices are best built into the system during the nascent stages of development.”


The keynote address was followed by corporate luncheon, buzzing with an electrifying level of interaction amongst the guests. Thereafter, in the panel discussion that ensued had Mr R S Yadav, VP-HR, IGL and Mr Atul Asawa, VP, Flexituff as the panellists who shared their insights and experiences on employee engagement. Mr Yadav said, “Employees at the bottom of the pyramid should be equally motivated.” Further adding to this, Mr Asawa asserted, “An employee should understand and respect the role assigned. Thereafter, employee should put in their best efforts in order to achieve the goals.” He wished the students of first batch of IIM Kashipur a wonderful time in creating culture and paving way for generations to come.


Many guests expressed their delight while attending the event, first of its kind in the region, and affirmed that this first step will go a long way in benefitting the industries, especially of Uttarakhand.


The first batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management at IIM Kashipur, commenced in July 2011. IIM Kashipur is located in the city of Kashipur, district Udham Singh Nagar in the hill state of Uttrakhand. Currently operating from a temporary campus, it is being mentored by IIM Lucknow.