Rural Management – KIIT University News & Events https://news.kiit.ac.in KIIT Deemed to be University News Mon, 11 Apr 2022 12:28:09 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.4 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 Talk for MBA Students https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/talk/ksrm-organizes-alumni-talk-for-mba-students/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/kiit-events/talk/ksrm-organizes-alumni-talk-for-mba-students/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2022 12:27:59 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=38756

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized an Alumni Talk by Mr. Akram Khan, MBA-RM (batch of 2017-19) for the students of MBA (Rural Management) and MBA (Agribusiness Management) on 7th April, 2022. He spoke about the basic concepts of microfinance and its key features. He discussed about performance indicators like client outreach, women clients and the […]

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KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized an Alumni Talk by Mr. Akram Khan, MBA-RM (batch of 2017-19) for the students of MBA (Rural Management) and MBA (Agribusiness Management) on 7th April, 2022. He spoke about the basic concepts of microfinance and its key features. He discussed about performance indicators like client outreach, women clients and the top ten MFIs; and the different trends among rural –urban MFI borrowers. He also gave an overview on the internships for KSRM students and guided them how to go about in the internship and optimize the learning experience in these field segments. Mr. Akram Khan is presently working as Senior Manager in ICICI Lombard. Earlier he had worked in Arohan Financial Services Limited. 

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KSRM Organizes Webinar on Perspectives in Development https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-webinar-on-perspectives-in-development-4/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-webinar-on-perspectives-in-development-4/#respond Fri, 25 Feb 2022 09:17:48 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=37674

As a part of webinar series on “Perspectives in Development”, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized a talk on 23rd February 2022 for the students of MBA (RM), MBA (ABM) and PGDCD.   Delivering the talk, Mr. V. Vivekanandan, Director of FishMARC at Vrutti – livelihood impact partners – shared his experience as the first batch student in […]

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As a part of webinar series on “Perspectives in Development”, KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized a talk on 23rd February 2022 for the students of MBA (RM), MBA (ABM) and PGDCD.  

Delivering the talk, Mr. V. Vivekanandan, Director of FishMARC at Vrutti – livelihood impact partners – shared his experience as the first batch student in IRMA. Rural management as a discipline is constantly evolving and changing, he said, giving instances from his own work and career.  

He shared about the need for formation of fisheries cooperative, model of the cooperative, impact in the area and the challenges faced.  He emphasized that being in the sector, rural management professionals are responsible for the wellbeing of the rural people as they are indulged into the core sector without deviating from the track of welfare of a particular sector.

Mr. V. Vivekanandan, who has done Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from IRMA, is a Former Chief Executive Officer, South Indian Federation Of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS). 

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KSRM Organizes Alumni Talk https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-alumni-talk-5/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-alumni-talk-5/#respond Sat, 19 Feb 2022 08:51:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=37667

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized an alumni talk on 18th February 2022. Ms. Shanti Murmu and Ms. Aishwarya Jojo, Fellows, Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) were the speakers. MGNF is a Certificate Program in Public Policy and Management offered by IIMs, designed at the initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), […]

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KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) organized an alumni talk on 18th February 2022. Ms. Shanti Murmu and Ms. Aishwarya Jojo, Fellows, Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) were the speakers. MGNF is a Certificate Program in Public Policy and Management offered by IIMs, designed at the initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India (GoI) and implemented in collaboration with State Skill Development Missions (SSDMs).

Both the alumni are from 2018-20, MBA (RM) batch. Prior to joining KSRM, Ms. Jojo completed her B-Tech in Metallurgy and Material Science. After MBA (RM), she worked as a Young Professional with Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission where she was involved in monitoring and coordinating with the stakeholders of DDUGKY projects across Maharashtra. Ms. Murmu completed B.Sc. in Chemistry from KISS Deemed to be University. After completion of MBA from KSRM, she worked as a senior executive in the Social Initiatives Department of Cube Highways-a Singapore based company investing in the Infrastructure sector in India.

The alumni shared how KSRM shaped their careers through discipline, internships, rigorous course curriculum and the overall infrastructure. They elaborated about the guidance they got from the faculty members. Ms. Murmu and Ms. Jojo recollected their different experiences like taking part in cultural programs, choreographing dances and organizing guest talks at KSRM. The fellowship holders explained to the attendees about the MGNF program, structure and future prospects. They also shared their experiences of volunteering in “The Art of Giving”, an initiative started by Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS and how giving back to the community is an important duty.

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KSRM Organizes 3rd National Rural Management Conclave https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-3rd-national-rural-management-conclave/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-3rd-national-rural-management-conclave/#respond Wed, 09 Feb 2022 04:49:00 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=37325

KSRM organized the 3rd National Rural Management Conclave on 5th February, 2022. The theme of the conclave was ‘Inclusive Finance – An Enabler of SDGs and Civil Society Organisations in Advancement of SDGs’. Delivering the keynote address, Shri Jagadananda, Standing Committee (CSO) Member of NITI Aayog and Mentor & Co-Founder of CYSD spoke on the drivers of change […]

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KSRM organized the 3rd National Rural Management Conclave on 5th February, 2022. The theme of the conclave was ‘Inclusive Finance – An Enabler of SDGs and Civil Society Organisations in Advancement of SDGs’. Delivering the keynote address, Shri Jagadananda, Standing Committee (CSO) Member of NITI Aayog and Mentor & Co-Founder of CYSD spoke on the drivers of change like universal basic income, localised economy, independent and confident youth. He also reinforced the important role of civil society in terms of facilitating, connecting and influencing.

The panel members of the discussion on ‘Inclusive Finance – An Enabler of SDGs’ were Mr. Vivek Tiwari, Vice Chairperson, Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) & MD, Satya Microcapital Ltd.; Mr. Vineet Chattree, MD, Svatantra Micro Housing Finance, Director – Svatantra Microfin Pvt. Ltd., Sr President, Aditya Birla Group; Mr. Shirish Chandra Panda, Business Head, Microfinance, Tata Capital; Mr. Ajit Kumar Sabat, Vice President- East & West, Muthoot Microfin Ltd.; and Mr. Tharakeswar G, Co-founder & Head, Financial Services, D Vara E- Registry. The panel discussed how financial inclusion is included either directly or indirectly in all the SDGs. They spoke about the major shifts in the microfinance sector, significance and the impact of the sector. They also emphasized that the key areas are trust, touch and technology when it comes to micro finance. The panel members also shared about the learning opportunity in the sector for the students.

The panel members of the discussion on ‘Civil Society Organisations in Advancement of SDGs’ were Ms. Subrataa Chakraborty, ILRG India Country Director, Tetra Tech ARD; Mr. Liby Johnson, Executive Director, Gram Vikas; Mr. Satyan Mishra, CEO, Drishtee; Mr. Ravindra A, Director, WASSAN; and Mr. Anish Kumar, Managing Director, Co-lead, Transforming Rural India Foundation. They spoke about the relevance of partnership with academia where the worldviews are actually built. However one of the biggest challenges in civil society is that the young are not interested in this space. The panel urged that it is the students, the youth who can be an agent of change and make a better world where people can live with dignity and the society is equitable and just. 

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KSRM Organizes Alumni Talk https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-alumni-talk-4/ https://news.kiit.ac.in/schools/ksrm/ksrm-organizes-alumni-talk-4/#respond Mon, 29 Nov 2021 11:24:02 +0000 https://news.kiit.ac.in/?p=35739

“Necessity is the mother of invention” – is one of the many things that the participants could relate to from the alumni talk conducted on 26th November 2021 by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM). Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prashant Singh of 2017-2019 batch of MBA (RM) narrated his student life at KSRM, the faculty […]

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“Necessity is the mother of invention” – is one of the many things that the participants could relate to from the alumni talk conducted on 26th November 2021 by KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM).

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prashant Singh of 2017-2019 batch of MBA (RM) narrated his student life at KSRM, the faculty members and his experiences throughout. He told the students that as aspiring rural and agri business managers they should think about ways to solve the problems that people are facing in the rural areas.  He also explained that failure is important in life as it makes one impartial to judgments and also gives strength to embrace adversity. The session ended with many interesting questions from the students and Mr. Singh concluded the talk by saying that he wants to see more entrepreneurs from KSRM.

Mr. Prashant Singh pursued his B-Tech in Mechanical Engineering from KIIT Deemed to be University and worked for Plancess Edu Solutions. He also initiated a startup called HostelHaat in Bhubaneswar. He currently works at TechnoServe as Senior Associate. His major working areas are strengthening FPC and agri-input and output business. He is presently working with Digital Saathi, an initiative of Cargill to provide digital solutions to farmers in Agri-input market place, agri-output market place and advisory. 

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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

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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