Whether they graduated 10 years ago or just recently, SCMS alumni are making their mark the business world and paying tribute to SCMS while they do it. Kalyan Raman, Account Director, Madison Communications,Bangalore, Avinash Bhambra, Dy.Manager-Human Resources, Vodafone, Kolkata, and T.K.Ashok, Associate Consultant, TCS,Bangalore, are three who graduated a decade ago.They are part of the new breed of business managers, who have accepted the challenges of life and have emerged as leaders in the socio-economic development of the country.
Kalyan Raman believes his ability to accept change and adapt to new processes helped him to grow and develop and feels strongly studying at SCMS was the perfect launch pad to move to the corporate world. Mr. Raman in his role of Account Director is associated with brands like Parachute, Kaya Skin Clinic, McDonalds and Indian Oil Corporation.
With close to a decade in media planning he feels the advertising industry in India is growing at a fast pace with job opportunities in this sector skyrocketing. Avinash Bhambra began his career in sales, later moving to training and facilitating and then into the HR department of Vodafone. There he is responsible for Talent Management, PMS and Re Communications.
Pragmatic in nature, he believes patience and perseverance can move mountains and feels this is how he overcame initial hurdles in his career path, caused by the sickness and death of his father. T.K. Ashok, as head of the Project Management Office at TCS, is responsible for financial operations and demand management taking care of revenue growth, profitability, new business and contract management.
He is meticulous when executing tasks assigned to him, believes every moment is to be celebrated and he sees to it that all tasks look exciting. While he had to compete with experts in the field initially, it helped him carve a niche for himself in the managerial circle.
All three believe nothing is impossible if we have the passion to excel and advise students learning is a continuous journey starting in the womb and ending only in the tomb.
Many students, realising the value of the rigorous training they undergo at SCMS after they enter the corporate world, make it a point to come back and express their gratitude in person. The following e-mail was received by Dr. Radha Thevannoor, Group Director, from Shri. Ashwinikumar inDelhi:
“I am Ashwinikumar of PGDM 2009-11 batch, currently working with ICICI Bank,New Delhi. The pressure handling techniques that I had learned during my college days at SCMS are quite helpful to me now. It is working well in my favour during my corporate life. For example, September is the month for half yearly closing for the bank and we are facing tremendous pressure during the period. However, I feel comfortable to work under pressure, thanks to SCMS for the right kind of training I was fortunate to receive from the institution.”