Rural Management – KIIT University News & Events https://news.kiit.ac.in KIIT Deemed to be University News Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:11:21 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.5 https://news.kiit.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-download-32x32.png Rural Management – KIIT University News & Events https://news.kiit.ac.in 32 32 KSRM Organizes Alumni Session https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-alumni-session/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-alumni-session/#respond Mon, 13 Sep 2021 11:02:32 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33436 KSRM Alumni Session

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) Alumni Committee organized AlmaKonnect on the topic “Rural Finance” on 11th September 20021. Ms. Rashmi Verma [MBA(RM), 2007-09], Lead Business Development, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI); Mr. Vineet Bhargava [MBA(RM), 2008-10], Regional Manager, Fusion Microfinance; Mr. Shubham Mehta [MBA(RM), 2010-12], Assistant General Manager NABFINS Ltd. and Mr. Ranjan Prasad [MBA(RM), […]

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KSRM Alumni Session

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) Alumni Committee organized AlmaKonnect on the topic “Rural Finance” on 11th September 20021. Ms. Rashmi Verma [MBA(RM), 2007-09], Lead Business Development, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI); Mr. Vineet Bhargava [MBA(RM), 2008-10], Regional Manager, Fusion Microfinance; Mr. Shubham Mehta [MBA(RM), 2010-12], Assistant General Manager NABFINS Ltd. and Mr. Ranjan Prasad [MBA(RM), 2010-12], Senior Portfolio Manager, DCB Bank Ltd. participated in the discussion.

Mr. Vineet Bhargava  shared about microfinance sector, need of microfinance and the status of microfinance in India. He also spoke about the development in microfinance in India, including the regulatory measures. Mr. Vineet highlighted the skill sets required in the microfinance industry. Mr. Ranjan Prasad gave an overview of the banking sector in India, the presence of public sector and private sector banks as well. He shared about the different banking products and services and policy measures. He also highlighted the opportunities in the sector and the skill-set required. Mr. Shubham Mehta spoke about agricultural finance and the opportunities available in the domain. He briefed about the product and finance flows in the value chain, salient features and appraisal aspects. He emphasized the need for finance for Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs). Ms. Rashmi Verma shared about digital finance in rural India. She gave an overview of the digital payment scenario in India, things required to support digital finance and key stakeholders. She also talked about the probable organizations that the students can explore for internship and placement and the areas that they need to strengthen to work in this sector.

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KSRM Organizes Agribusiness Leaders Talk https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-9/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-9/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 11:14:41 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33212 KSRM Agribusiness Leaders Talk

A guest talk was organized by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) on 3rd September, 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness Management) under the Agribusiness Leader’s Talk Series. In his talk, Mr. Vishal Mahajan, CEO, Jubilant Consumer provided a brief introduction of Jubilant Group, a processed food and cut vegetables company, and its verticals. He shared about […]

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KSRM Agribusiness Leaders Talk

A guest talk was organized by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) on 3rd September, 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness Management) under the Agribusiness Leader’s Talk Series.

In his talk, Mr. Vishal Mahajan, CEO, Jubilant Consumer provided a brief introduction of Jubilant Group, a processed food and cut vegetables company, and its verticals. He shared about the company’s work with its client base that involves brands such as McDonald’s, Subway, Amazon and Flipkart. Mr. Mahajan also discussed FnV procurement, marketing and retail business. He shared about different areas that will be helpful in personal and career development, highlighting the importance of preparation, the value of rigor and the love for one’s job.

Jubilant Group  has recently ventured  into retail chains through GO Gourmet stores. Mr. Mahajan has rich experience of more than two decades in the retail sector and has previously worked in Aditya Birla Group, Times Retail, Next Retail India Limited, Reliance Webstore Limited and Jubilant Enpro. He holds a postgraduate degree in management from IIM Ahmedabad and a B.Tech in dairy technology from National Dairy Research Institute.

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KSRM Organizes Webinar on CSR and Development https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-webinar-on-csr-and-development/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-webinar-on-csr-and-development/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 07:52:58 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33198 KSRM Webinar

As a part of the webinar series on “CSR and Development”, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized a talk by Mr. Amar Prasad, Director (CSR) & Head, PTC Foundation Trust (A Trust established by PTC India Ltd.) on 3rd September 2021 for the students of MBA (Rural Management). Mr. Prasad described the Trust’s work in […]

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KSRM Webinar

As a part of the webinar series on “CSR and Development”, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized a talk by Mr. Amar Prasad, Director (CSR) & Head, PTC Foundation Trust (A Trust established by PTC India Ltd.) on 3rd September 2021 for the students of MBA (Rural Management).

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KSRM Organizes Webinar on CSR and Development
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KSRM Organizes Webinar on CSR and Development

Mr. Prasad described the Trust’s work in various thematic areas and different geographical locations. He also shared about the impact of these initiatives at the individual as well as community level. He explained how their project on green energy with Akshaya Patra Foundation is helping not only in saving expenses on energy, but also contributing to adding more beneficiaries with the savings. Mr. Prasad highlighted some of the changes made in the recent CSR rules, the rationale for the same and how these amendments will help in better planning and implementation of CSR activities. He also discussed some of the major strategies adopted in the implementation of the CSR programmes.

Over the past 40 years, Mr. Prasad worked in senior positions in Government, PSUs and NGOs. He was an Indian Forest Service Officer and had worked in the Ministries of Rural Development and Agriculture. He was also deputed as the CEO of  Gramin Vikas Trust. Mr. Prasad has vast experience of working at the grass-root level with the rural community on issues related to agriculture and rural development. 

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Alumni Session Conducted by KIIT School of Rural Management https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/alumni-session-conducted-by-kiit-school-of-rural-management/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/alumni-session-conducted-by-kiit-school-of-rural-management/#respond Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:55:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=33056 KSRM Alumni Session

KSRM Alumni Committee organized  AlmaKonnect  on the topic “Development Projects” on 28th August 20021. Mr. Rahul Ranjan, Programme Manager, JSLPS [MBA(RM) 2007-09], Mr. Anuraj Ajay, M&E Specialist, CIMMYT [MBA(RM) 2008-10], Mr. Shrinidhi Kumar, Senior Technical Consultant, United Nations Children’s Fund [MBA(RM) 2008-10] and Mr. Akramul Hoque, Operations Manager, Mrida Heart N’ Soil Foundation [MBA(RM) 2010-12] participated […]

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KSRM Alumni Session

KSRM Alumni Committee organized  AlmaKonnect  on the topic “Development Projects” on 28th August 20021. Mr. Rahul Ranjan, Programme Manager, JSLPS [MBA(RM) 2007-09], Mr. Anuraj Ajay, M&E Specialist, CIMMYT [MBA(RM) 2008-10], Mr. Shrinidhi Kumar, Senior Technical Consultant, United Nations Children’s Fund [MBA(RM) 2008-10] and Mr. Akramul Hoque, Operations Manager, Mrida Heart N’ Soil Foundation [MBA(RM) 2010-12] participated in the alumni discussion.

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Alumni Session Conducted by KIIT School of Rural Management
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Alumni Session Conducted by KIIT School of Rural Management
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Alumni Session Conducted by KIIT School of Rural Management
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Alumni Session Conducted by KIIT School of Rural Management

The alumni shared their experiences in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. They also spoke about the different skill sets required across each of these areas. At the question and answer session, the alumni clarified on some of the queries raised by the students like change in the project strategy midway, non availability of data, challenges in implementation and monitoring.

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KSRM Organizes a Webinar on Perspectives in Development https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-a-webinar-on-perspectives-in-development-3/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-a-webinar-on-perspectives-in-development-3/#respond Mon, 30 Aug 2021 15:51:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=32955 KSRM Organizes a Webinar on Perspectives in Development

As a part of webinar series on “Perspectives in Development”, KSRM organized a talk on 27th August 2021  for the students of MBA (Rural Management). The speaker for the webinar was Ms. Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, Youth4Jobs. Ms. Shenoy, in her talk, highlighted about the status of the World’s disabled where over 80% of the world’s disabled […]

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KSRM Organizes a Webinar on Perspectives in Development

As a part of webinar series on “Perspectives in Development”, KSRM organized a talk on 27th August 2021  for the students of MBA (Rural Management).

The speaker for the webinar was Ms. Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, Youth4Jobs. Ms. Shenoy, in her talk, highlighted about the status of the World’s disabled where over 80% of the world’s disabled live in developing Countries, education levels are low and barely 0.5% have jobs. She also explained how youth with disabilities are vulnerable at multiple stages of life. In this context she shared about Youth4jobs initiatives to pull them out of the vicious cycle of poverty and take youth with disability into the virtuous cycle of opportunity.  Ms. Shenoy then elaborated Youth4Jobs strategies which focus on changing attitudes across 3Cs i.e. communities, college and companies; access to skilling, jobs and access to education. The vision is to have a better future for young India. She then shared about the success stories of a visually impaired youth and a hearing and speech impaired youth.

Ms. Shenoy is a pioneer in job-linked skills of rural, tribal and now youth with disabilities. She was executive director, EGMM, the first State government skilling mission, for the Andhra Pradesh government.  She also consulted with the World Bank, UN across South East Asia.  Ms. Shenoy set up Youth4Jobs 9 years back which has grown to be the largest organization in South Asia skilling less educated and educated youth with disabilities and linking them to jobs. This work has won the highest national and international awards, the most recent being Asia winner for MIT prestigious Future of Work award, Inclusion Innovation Challenge, and the Global Zero Project award. 

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KSRM Organizes Agribusiness Leaders Talk https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-8/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-8/#respond Sun, 29 Aug 2021 15:53:12 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=32933

A guest talk was organized by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) on 27th August 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness Management) under the Agribusiness Leader’s Talk Series. Delivering the talk, Mr. Arun Subbiah, Vice President, Chareon Pokphand (CP) Food India Pvt Ltd. shared about the poultry business of CP Foods. He discussed the roles […]

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A guest talk was organized by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) on 27th August 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness Management) under the Agribusiness Leader’s Talk Series.

Delivering the talk, Mr. Arun Subbiah, Vice President, Chareon Pokphand (CP) Food India Pvt Ltd. shared about the poultry business of CP Foods. He discussed the roles of various departments in the poultry business and technical sales. He showed how a few days old chicks are placed in environmental controlled sheds, feeders for broiler birds in a urea free territory and described the processed chicken business of CP Foods. He talked about the food factory, products, channels, product brands like CP Easy Snack, CP Eggs, CP Fresh Sea Foods and CP Food Service for HORECA (HO-Hotel, RE-Restaurant, CA-Catering). Informing about the initiative of CP Foods for entrepreneurs, named Five Star and Koli Hut, he elaborated on the chicken processing in Chittoor food processing plant.

Mr. Subbiah has a successful track record of working in the food and beverage industry. He is skilled in negotiation, business planning, market analysis and agronomy. He has worked in different capacities in companies like Green Horizon Produce Marketing LLP, MokshaYug Access (India) Pvt Ltd, Godrej Agrovet and Godrej Tyson Foods Ltd. 

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KSRM Organizes Agribusiness Leaders Talk https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-7/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-7/#respond Mon, 23 Aug 2021 17:10:07 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=32765

A guest talk was organized by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) on 20th August 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness Management) under the Agribusiness Leader’s Talk Series. Delivering the lecture, Dr. Amit Tripathi, Chief Executive Officer, Geolife Agritech India Pvt. Ltd., discussed nutrition sensitive farming which is a new way of income revolution in Indian agriculture. He […]

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A guest talk was organized by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) on 20th August 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness Management) under the Agribusiness Leader’s Talk Series. Delivering the lecture, Dr. Amit TripathiChief Executive Officer, Geolife Agritech India Pvt. Ltd., discussed nutrition sensitive farming which is a new way of income revolution in Indian agriculture.

He explained how nutrition-based agricultural practices are much needed for our future generation. Presently, 44% of children under the age of 5 years are underweight, 72% of infants are anemic and 1 in 9 people are undernourished in the world. He emphasized the goal should be health/acre instead of yield/acre. He shared how nutrition sensitive agriculture is a food-based approach to agriculture development that puts nutritionally rich foods, dietary diversity and food fortification at the heart of overcoming malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. He further added that interventions like microbial intervention, mineral nutrition, bio-fortification, precision farming and artificial intelligence in agriculture can meet our sustainable development goals.

He has more than two decades of rich experience in the agriculture input industry in plant nutrition, bio-agriculture and super specialties innovative solutions. Dr. Tripathi had worked in different capacities in Indofil Industries Limited, DuPont, Biostadt India Limited, Zytex and BEC Fertilizers Ltd. He has done his Post Graduation in agriculture from Jawahar Lal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur (MP). He also holds a doctorate degree and a post graduate diploma in rural development. Dr. Tripathy has completed an MBA with distinction from Stratford University.

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KSRM Organizes Webinar Series on CSR and Development https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-webinar-series-on-csr-and-development/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-webinar-series-on-csr-and-development/#respond Sun, 15 Aug 2021 15:15:56 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=32459

As a part of the webinar series on “CSR and Development”, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized a talk for the students of MBA (RM) on 13th August 2021. The speaker, Mr. Vijay Wadhwani, Head, Britannia Nutrition Foundation shared about Britannia Nutrition Foundation’s commitment towards addressing and improving the health and wellbeing of the vulnerable sections […]

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As a part of the webinar series on “CSR and Development”, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized a talk for the students of MBA (RM) on 13th August 2021. The speaker, Mr. Vijay Wadhwani, Head, Britannia Nutrition Foundation shared about Britannia Nutrition Foundation’s commitment towards addressing and improving the health and wellbeing of the vulnerable sections of the community. He talked about the major initiatives like Swasth Bharat and Suposhan taken up by the foundation to address malnutrition and iron deficiency.

Mr. Wadhwadi then shared about the implementation process like mapping of the villages, screening of children, demand generation, awareness generation, engaging with pregnant women and adolescent girls. He informed the foundation’s interventions across different levels like anganwadi, school and community. The results of these interventions could be seen in terms of improvement in health, hygiene, nutrition practices, enhanced participation of the community and improved diversity in diet.

Mr. Wadhwani is a post graduate in management with over 14 years of experience in corporate, national and international organizations including Britannia, CAF India, ChildFund and Navjyoti. In his current role at Britannia, he leads Britannia Nutrition Foundation’s community programs on improving health and nutrition outcomes of children, adolescents and women. 

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KSRM Organizes Agribusiness Leaders Talk https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-6/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-6/#respond Fri, 13 Aug 2021 16:55:58 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=32394

KIIT School of Rural Management organized a guest talk on 11th August 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness management) under the Agribusiness leader’s talk series. The speaker for the talk was Mr. Ajeet Chahal, Commercial Lead (Central), BAYER. In his talk, Mr. Chahal discussed about hybrid rice in India and the challenges faced by small […]

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KIIT School of Rural Management organized a guest talk on 11th August 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness management) under the Agribusiness leader’s talk series.

The speaker for the talk was Mr. Ajeet Chahal, Commercial Lead (Central), BAYER. In his talk, Mr. Chahal discussed about hybrid rice in India and the challenges faced by small holding farmers. He talked about the food requirements and farmer’s aspiration for profitability maximization, hybrid rice enhancing yields and ensuring food security. Mr. Chahal then shared about the state wise hybrid rice adoption scenario. He also spoke about Bayer in Hybrid rice, biotic and abiotic stress, the Mother brand campaign i.e.  A for Arize and the significance of  the projects  that he had initiated at Bayer.

Mr. Ajeet Chahal has a rich experience across the Agri input sector for close to three decades. He worked in different capacities at Bayer Crop Science leading its various divisions. He also started the initiative named as “A for Arize”. He holds a postgraduate degree in Agricultural Economics from Govind Ballabh Pant Krishi Evam Praudyogik Vishwavidyalaya. 

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KSRM Organizes Agribusiness Leaders Talk https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-5/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-agribusiness-leaders-talk-5/#respond Tue, 10 Aug 2021 16:34:54 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=32315

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized a guest talk on 6th August 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness Management) under the Agribusiness Leader’s Talk Series. Delivering the talk, Mr. Dushyant Tyagi, CEO, Farmgate Technology (A Nagarjuna Group Company), technology partner to e-NAM, provided an overview of Indian agriculture. He shared about the contribution of Nagarjuna in the various modern […]

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KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized a guest talk on 6th August 2021 for the students of MBA (Agribusiness Management) under the Agribusiness Leader’s Talk Series. Delivering the talk, Mr. Dushyant Tyagi, CEO, Farmgate Technology (A Nagarjuna Group Company), technology partner to e-NAM, provided an overview of Indian agriculture. He shared about the contribution of Nagarjuna in the various modern technologies used in the agriculture sector. Mr. Tyagi talked about the needs of disruption in agriculture and how it helps in increasing efficiencies in the food chain. He also spoke about artificial intelligence and its role in the future of agriculture. Deliberating about the challenges for scaling technology in India, Mr. Tyagi explained online bidding activity, and the significance of projects that he has done, i.e. e-NAM, NEBULLA, E-FARMARKET.

Mr. Dushyant Tyagi has more than 28 years of experience across the Agri value chain. He is also the co-chairman of the ASSOCHAM’s National Council on Agri-inputs and Farming Practices. He had previously worked in different capacities at Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited, Reliance Retail Limited, Aditya Birla Retail Limited, Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetables Private Limited, Zuari Agrochemicals Limited and Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemical Limited. Mr. Tyagi has done his B.Sc. (Ag) and M.Sc. (Ag) from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology. 

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