On the 29 of June 2013, the inauguration of PGDM Batch 2013-15 was held at MDP centre of NMIMS Hyderabad campus. Honorable Advisor of NMIMS Dr Jayashankaran inaugurated the program along with Mr.Harshvendra Soin (VP-HR, Tech Mahindra) and Mr.Vikas Gupta (Director-Talent, Deloitte). The welcome address was given by Dr B Karunakar, Director NMIMS, Hyderabad. He emphasized on the course structure for first year, including the outbound activities, industrial visits, academics and the internships. He threw light upon some of the events that were conducted in the first academic year for the PGDM batch 2012-14.He presented the journey of NMIMS from the date of its launch and showcased the commendable path traversed by NMIMS Hyderabad.
Mr.Harshvendra Soin explained the global perspective of an organization that requires students of B-Schools to be future ready and updated about the industry to combat the hyper change that the world is experiencing today. He talked of the borderline difference between average and excellence and opined that the capability to excel lies in everyone, and the key differentiator that helps one achieve the sustainable advantage is the talent that one possesses. He presented the 6 universal traits that are required across industries: Possessing a Winning attitude, Ability to Challenge the status quo, Ability to Inspire, Resilience, Team work and Excellence. He stressed upon Excellence as the key to success.
Mr.Vikas Gupta, the second Guest Speaker for the day, explained the concept of the three Es namely Education, Exposure and Experience. He brought out a compelling analogy between the social networking concepts and the career challenges.