Testimonials

 
 
 
 
  • Mr. Annu Grover

    Mr. Annu Grover

    MBA (Marketing & Retail), Batch(2007 -2009), Green Evangelist & MD, Nurturing Green

  • Satyam Arora, Co-Founder, Purple Sketch Digital

    Satyam Arora, Co-Founder, Purple Sketch Digital

  • Mandeep Arora , Batch-2010

    Women in Leadership: Success & Challenges

    I stand tall on my own feet today as a senior associate consult-ant for a big Private Equity giant in their Real Estate Finance Asia Pacific team. Also leading the Professional Women's Network of our organization, I have come a long way and feel that I am now closer to the dream I had when I had just started my career back then in the June of 2010.

    I had always wanted to be a self-sufficient corporate woman from my school days. I remember how I would always imagine myself dressed up in a formal attire sitting in a luxurious cabin OIof a posh office space looking down from that tightly sealed glass window of my corner office gazing at the hustle and bustle of the city, but little did I know back then about the struggles that came along with it.

    It was in the year 2007 when I had decided to appear for CAT and go for a Masters in Business Administration. It took me a lot of effort to convince my parents about how it would be a fruitful investment for me to enroll in MBA which would take me to new heights. This was my first struggle as a woman.

    After a lot of convincing, my father finally agreed to me appear-ing for CAT exam and I started preparing for MBA but this was on condition that I would have to give it just one shot and the college had to be in the near vicinity of the city, I believe this gave him confidence to keep a check on my whereabouts while I was out.

    I agreed to both his conditions and hence BIMTECH was on my priority list from the start it being the best in the Delhi/NCR re-gion. CAT exam went well and so did my graduation exams, I had applied for 2 more colleges in the Delhi/NCR region but I was counting on my luck now to get into BIMTECH owing to the leg-acy of 20 years then, state of the art infrastructure and place-ment records of this prestigious institute. I was eventually se-lected in the PGDM - International Business course. This has been my first professional win and still holds a special place in my heart.

    On my first day at BIMTECH it felt as if I was wearing rose glass-es, although those rose glasses almost shattered during the first 3 months of my stay. It was a rigorous tenure, classes after clas-ses, assignments clashing with tests, presentations after presen-tations and on top of it fun cultural events which required en-thusiastic participation, too much was happening and it had got the better of me.

    I was surprised to see how everyone around me was managing everything so well but I felt incapable of handling so much, I thought It wasn't good enough, I called my father and told him that I wanted to come back, and there he was with his first em-powerment lesson to me - “All of them are sailing in the same boat, build yourself up. This is the only time to get yourself ready for bigger challenges”. He told me that I had his back at all times provided I gave it a tough fight. I felt charged up with his words of wisdom and started afresh with a new energy. It was only towards the end of the course at BIMTECH that I realized how far I had come in those 2 years in terms of task manage-ment, personality development and managing relationships bet-ter.

    The least talked about and the most distinguishing feature of BIMTECH was definitely the selection of students from all cor-ners of the country. The different cultural events as well as the opportunity to work on international projects had accustomed me to the wide demographics. This helped me become a good person and importantly become a proud Indian as I had learnt my lesson on International and cultural best practices, versatility and adaptability in a unique natural way and that too by staying close to the Indian ethos. This had made me realize how we all were special, different, yet the same and also had prepared me to be aware of what to expect out of the gates of the college.

    Selected out of an odd 100 people through a finance placement event, I had joined an organisation at the entry level. Welcomed with a fancy 2 days induction there, I had been allotted a work-station amongst hundreds of people doing similar number crunching job. Honestly, from here my dream of the corner of-fice actually looked farther than I thought. I was just a small part of the entire scheme of things. Being caught up in the middle of apathetic mentors who would not train me properly and would be strict with my daily performance rating, it had taken me long-er than others to fully grasp the whole process, however It didn't stop me from whistle blowing, I had gone ahead and raised the issue with the manager that it was through the peri-odic ratings I was learning the process which was unfair and the mentors did not seem interested in my growth. This attempt of mine was to no avail.

    Each day in that office, I would worry about making mistakes working on humungous data which had zilch possibility of being dealt with 100% accuracy under really tight daily targets. There would always be 2-3 people justifying why there was a minor er-ror in the data they had submitted. It would be the respective managers' routine to catch hold of people and let them justify their mistakes. This whole scenario was taxing.

    During this time I had a close friend with whom I discussed my professional life and I remember how he used to send me Ralph Marston's daily motivators on a regular basis to help me survive the office pressure. It would work on some days and it wouldn't on the other days. There was no motivation for me to go to of-fice each day. I remember every time I would meet a friend I would ask them how their jobs made them feel? I was confused whether it was me or was the office life supposed to be this stressful?

    In the middle of all this I had started receiving messages from some random guy in the office who initially started off saying he wanted to learn my work process from me, his messages soon converted into romantic, comedy, corny messages. I tried to turn him away by being nonchalant, responsive, unfriendly and silent but nothing seemed to work. One fine day a colleague came up to me telling me how a guy was secretly clicking pic-tures of me. It was at that very moment, I decided to lodge a formal written complaint against him quoting the series of inci-dents. This was the first time I decided to not let me being a lady taken advantage of. It was after I had complained about that guy with the HR lead that I realized I had done something big, be-cause the news of my email to the HR manager had spread like wild fire. It seemed like it was a first of its kind formal complaint in that company, what I had done was really straight forward and simple but it looked like I had done something courageous.

    People's reactions had scared me, everyone was talking about the complaint in elevators, private meetings, lunch table.

    I felt nervous of being attacked or assaulted outside office prem-ises. This was my second struggle as a woman.

    Thanks to the protective policies of professional companies which taught me the lesson of overcoming all kinds of fear by raising your concerns and communicating freely. I was asked by the HR manager about what action I wanted them to take, I had simply said “he should stop stalking me, I don't want anything else”. Within 2-3 months I heard it through grapevine that guy had left the company. I still don't know whether it was voluntary or forced, but anyhow, it was a big relief.

    There were more struggles to follow, soon within days the daily motivators stopped working, and I realized that me getting bet-ter at my job wasn't really recognized. I could clearly see some women taking an unfair advantage of getting close to the leads and getting their ratings altered. It was heart breaking to see women being treated like entertainment packages. I instinctive-ly knew it was worth giving a try to another organization or an-other work profile.

    Luckily the next one turned up soon with almost double the sal-ary and similar benefits. To my surprise this time I had a wonder-ful manager, who would appreciate me and his team on simple things like drafting a well-structured email, he would randomly throw me in to host training sessions for new hires without even a 10 minutes notice, he wanted me to grow, he took out time to understand my concerns and what would keep me happier, he would nominate me for awards, would point out genuine mis-takes and leave no opportunity to empower me as an individual. Not only that he maintained a tracker of errors and on a regular basis he used to evaluate the kind of errors his team were mak-ing and what was the best possible way of avoiding them vis-a-vis my previous managers who would harass people for making mistakes.

    That time I didn't know that 1.5 years and an engagement ring later I would actually leave the company and an esteemed Assis-tant Vice President designation for a temptation of getting an of-fice closer to my new house. This was my third struggle as a woman which I overcame by embracing the change and looking forward to marrying the guy, yes he was the same guy, who used to send me Ralph Marston's daily motivators.

    Fortunately enough I was offered a wonderful opportunity by a brand I really looked forward to, the role was a team first meri-tocracy wherein I had to be the flag bearer of a totally new set up and set up things from the scratch, I thought this was the best time for me to showcase my skills. I was promised a role which involved communication with stakeholders, working multi dimensionally on accounting, finance and analytics, preparing decks, travelling internationally to meet people and give ideas to better structure the whole process.

    This new job did not have any daily targets, it was a wider role, like how I wanted it to be. I took the offer and now years later, in this role, I am again preparing the stage for myself, I may be closer to the corner office than before.

    My best learnings have been my past fears, only now I know how to overcome them. Like they say “If things go your way, you're lucky but if they don't you're luckier”. This holds definite-ly true for me because my struggles have shaped my personality. From being a docile and a quiet girl I have now evolved into an interactive and responsible lady and I am in a position to lead young ladies with similar concerns that I used to have in the past.

    My motivation while doing my tough job with a smile is my dream of the corner office and the fact that being busy makes me stress free and happier that I am indeed adding so much val-ue each day.

    The real struggles of women in corporate are that inspite of their being laws in favour of gender equality, there is a perception that women are natural home makers and that is their primary job. There are laws promoting gender equality but in practice we would always see hiring managers being skeptical of hiring a more deserving pregnant woman than a less deserving man. We have lucrative maternity policies in India, but can we say that we as professionals are ready to give a 6 month break and promise a work-life balance to the women workforce without compromis-ing their performance feedback? The Answer is No.

    There is a lack of belief in women leaders overall and only wom-en leaders can change that.

    An ideal woman leader for me is the one who looks at males and females as equal and rewards performance over prejudice, she yearns to maintain a work life balance for all. An ideal woman leader ensures healthy competition, fair practices, promotes pay parity and a cohesive work culture for both the genders.

    Our husbands and fathers have come a long way for their wives and daughters, but it would only be truly empowering if they treat women as equal partners rather than the sole support sys-tem to take care of their family.

    We are blessed to be in the 21st century. This century is for women especially in India. There is a lot of change happening around us. We need not only here to embrace the change but to bring it about. Our boys and our men are evolving, we, need to lead this change and free men from the shackles of their age old perspective of women.

    In my professional journey till now strong communication has been my biggest strength and I advise the students as well to not hesitate to work hard and challenge the status quo if the need be and let nothing stop them from chasing their dreams.

    Mandeep Arora , Batch-2010

    Head - Brand Solutions, Blackstone Centre

  • Shikha Jain

    Shikha Jain

    Shikha Jain, Director, Zeco Aircon Limited, Batch 2007-09

  • Uday Bhan Singh

    Uday Bhan Singh

    Uday Bhan Singh BIMTECH Alumni from BATCH 2007-2009

  • Anku Sharma

    Anku Sharma

    Anku Sharma, Strategic Consultant, Enlearn Xperiential Learning Systems, Batch 2007-09

  • Mr. Pankaj Nath

    Apart from my job profile, I have interest in Travel and content creation. Here is my Instagram profile link.
    https://www.instagram.com/outtoroam/

    Mr. Pankaj Nath

    PGDM, Batch(2007-2009), Digital Strategist, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

  • Richa Mehta, Batch-2010

    Sky is the limit!!

    Richa Mehta is a woman of substance who wears many hats. An Entrepreneur, A Model, Influencer and Workaholic, aiming and focussing to stride in all the fields by rigorous hard work and follow-her-passion attitude. After being a topper in graduation college and pursuing MBA in finance from BIMTECH, worked for few years in leading audit firm, Ernst and young. Always had passion of dressing up and hobby of modelling for shoots, started with personal clothing brand by the name of RM Vogue.

    She is a young entrepreneur who owns a unique brand by the name of ‘RM Vogue’ and celebrity magazine ‘Fashion Lifestyle’.

    She has modelled under different labels,
    Brand Ambassador of Cosmopolitan India,
    Top 100 Faces of Asthetics Internationally,
    Advisor on board for Dream NGO,
    Star of India awardee, Amongst Top 100 women achiever's 2018,
    National Excellence awardee by Image seeming grooming academy, Show Stopper for ARS Glamorous India, Asthetics International Excellence Awardee, Show Stopper for India's Next Super Model, Wonder Women Entrepreneur Awardee, Invited as Chief guest, jury member, special guest in lot of events and many more....

    Getting National Women Achiever’s Excellence Award this August, she has been acknowledged and appreciated for bringing change in society by generating employment for people to earn from home by simply just renting out their dresses from their wardrobe.

    She is a influencer who has stride, felicitated and awarded in many fields.

    She always believes in ‘Never say never!’. There might be many hurdles, ups and downs and with start-up lot of downs , but always follow what you believed in while starting and getting to this path and make the world prove wrong . More than the world, prove yourself wrong when you think you cannot do it. Because You can and you will make a difference!!

    She would like to thank her family and the entire faculty of BIMTECH who supports her and encourages her in all aspects of life. This is the core strength and makes her keep-going.

    Sky is the limit!!

    Richa Mehta, Batch-2010

    Owner, RM Vogue

  • Ms. Pallavi Singh

    A marketing professional, with extensive experience in the premium market segment related to Business Strategy, Customer Experience and Communication.

    Specialties: Brand Management, Positioning, Market Development, Communication

    Ms. Pallavi Singh

    PGDM, Batch(2005-07), Marketing Director, BMW, India

  • Punika Chaturvedi,Co-Founder, Purple Sketch Digital

    Punika Chaturvedi,Co-Founder, Purple Sketch Digital

  • Aditya Vardhan

    Mr. Aditya Vardhan (Roll No. 16DM010)

    FOR SECURING OVERALL FIRST POSITION & FOR SECURING FIRST POSITION IN THE FINANCE SPECIALIZATION STREAM

    IN PGDM, Batch 2016 - 18

     

    BIMTECH is the place which played a very critical and major role in transforming me from a Technocrat into a business professional. The quality of education, faculty, and syllabus coverage pattern and industry interactions made my skills updated as per the corporate requirement. The residential campus and friendly environment never made me feel alone, BIMTECH was always a "HOME AWAY FROM HOME TO ME".

    Aditya Vardhan

    GOLD MEDAL WINNERS

  • Divya Negi

    Ms. Divya Negi (Roll No. 16DM072)

    FOR SECURING FIRST POSITION IN THE HR SPECIALIZATION STREAM PGDM, Batch 2016 - 18

     

    "BIMTECH gave me an opportunity to receive a great learning experience and helped me enhance my management skills through its excellent faculty and challenging curriculum. The beautiful campus and hostel amenities made it like a home away from home. It also gave me some priceless friendships and memories for a lifetime."

    Divya Negi

  •  Ankit Vijayvargiya, Deputy Manager, Honda Cars India Ltd.

    Ankit Vijayvargiya, Deputy Manager, Honda Cars India Ltd.

  • Priyanka Kaushik, Batch-2009

    Be a Women Of 'Choice'

    Women in corporate are the women of 'Choice'. Choice which they make at nascent stage of their career i.e. whether to be the master of the race or be in the rat race of submissive corporate representative with diluted identity. My corporate journey has been definitely a matter of these peculiar CHOICES I made or I would say the choices with which I went in full throttle in my life which has shaped my career and gave me a vision: To be experimental

    Hailing from a small town Meerut, I did my bachelors in computer applications, my subject combination during my graduation days was principles of management, I discovered my inclination towards subjects of management. The lessons which caught my interest were Henry Fayol, and then quiet common in those days an MBA was a necessity, and it is then in my last leg of academic life, BIMTECH happened. Birla institute of management technology was then budding into guru Kul of shaping corporate professionals or professionals with a difference. I pursued my MBA in HR and during those two magical years I matured from a student to a responsible yet fun-loving management learner who is still to be thrown to fire.

    In college being an active part of placement cell a winter project came from TATA POWERS for our batch, fortunately or unfortunately nobody accepted that offer when the email landed in their inbox as no remuneration was promised and I being weird with the choices accepted it and took my scooty on one wintery morning and reached Noida sector 62 TATA POWER office.

    So before I tell you my story what happened in Noida sector 62, let me tell you a bit about the project, the project was to formulate a learning and development plan for eastern region of Tata Power. I knew those were the big shoes to fill, but yes as I said I CHOSE it. I met Mr. Kunj Bihari then assistant manager of training & development HR, before he could say anything I said I am ready to do this project. He asked me couple of routine questions in the emphasis was on one particular question i.e you need to come daily? and YES was my instant answer.

    What triggered me to do that project was a simple push that I can't sit idle and something is better than nothing. When I completed that project I was asked to present my project, when I entered the room on 27th March, 2009 I saw Lt. Dr. Bhaga Singh, VP, HR Tata Powers was sitting in the room for my presentation. Exactly one week after the presentation, I got a pre placement offer from Tata Powers and posting was Jamshedpur. And the real corporate journey started where a vast ocean of opportunities was ready for me to take the plunge.

    I joined Tata's and worked on Industrial Relations, trainings & development, working closely with senior leadership I understood the nuances of working in a plant office as it gave me detailed practical insight on labour relations. Working for a year with Tata's unfortunately due to some health issues I had to leave TATA.

    I came back to Noida to Jamshedpur with no back up option in hand. While searching for Job, I got a call from small Cogent-e- services an outsourcing solution company in telecom. I was hired as an Assistant manager where I was asked to work on aggressive expansion plans which was increasing headcount from 400 to 6000 people. It was hell lot of challenging as people grew and setting up new offices, planning inductions & trainings simultaneously ensuring that current business operations doesn't get affected. The basic tension which was maintained to curtail on hiring cost. Four years in that organization has made me a professional who can take strong decisions, implement them and I have felt like almost a superwoman who could do something for the people in need of employment as cogent was mass hiring then and like we grew as a family where I made a choice as an HR Professional to keep the engagement & involvement factor at the core of a recruitment & retention strategy in order to sustain the model of recruitment and expand aggressively in other geographies.

    After four years I started feeling stagnation where I felt there was nothing much to do and my profile had reached saturation, and again the search for job started. I got a call from NEC Technologies India Pvt. ltd. NEC is a Japanese MNC with serving technological solutions and providing smart city solutions for orchestrating a brighter world by leveraging technologies AI, OSS , Big data analytics etc. I joined NEC as associate manager and I must say I had time of my worklife in that organization. NEC has a huge team of HR professional, with a headcount of 28 people team, they want to upgrade their HR with the pace company was growing.Complete automation of all the HR processes, and no one in the team of 28 was ready to take the assignment. I grabbed it: and lead the complete project as a project manager, where I get lot of appreciations & given my career a strong shift.
    It was 24*7 project where I don't remember if I have missed touching any HR process Area This experience is the master stroke of my career, and I started picking up projects And take a move to Maruti Joint Venture Company Bharat Seats saying bid adieu to NEC.
    My Appetite for challenges was growing

    Maruti Joint Venture and manufacturing was never easy for females to work on. Again the project given to me was on organization Development and automation. I enjoyed this project and delivered 100% as per the expectations of the organization. Learning TPM, lean processes, project management, and productivity with a strong role HR can play in business arrears was an amazing learning. The project ended gracefully and it's a superb organization to work for. The biggest challenge if I talk about was to make the tenured people learn new process reluctance to change and causal approach, but it can me effectively managed by a communication plan and trainings.

    Experience and patience is the key for any change. Change management isn't easy but it can be made easy. I complete the project and got an opportunity for an HR transformation work

    BlS International is into visa processing space, the company has presence in 62 countries and headquarters are in Delhi. The core team work centrally with 8 time zones & the thought-provoking work given to me is complete the HR transformation of the complete organization, it will include setting up the HR processes for all the countries writing SOP, and cascading it to different countries operation, I studied in the industry this work is usually given to a person with 12 years of experience, but if I have taken it 3 years before, am expecting wonders, with 3 years ahead challenge, it ongoing and 4 months passed, different time zones still remains the biggest challenge

    Being from an affluent family, I would say working for extra hours, grilling yourself for extra miles does pay in long run. In every activity you do, a woman in corporate need to be tenacious enough to make a choice no matter it proves to be a wrong one, it's in our hands to make it right in every aspect with our sheer integrity, sincerity and yes very importantly upfront attitude to say no to assignments which has very little or no value addition to you as a professional.

    Priyanka Kaushik, Batch-2009

    Senior Mnager (HR), BLS international

  • Ms. Mriganki Tyagi

    A professional who can bring entrepreneurship & independence to work, can excel in less structured environment; turn ambiguity into action and find opportunity. Committed & dedicated to making it happen; bias for action; relentless pursuit of getting it done. Gets motivated by business success, believes in ownership & thorough Involvement. Completely comfortable to work on both strategy and plan execution.Want to work with organizations that have agility, capability, integrity & thoroughness in building business and cultivate talent pool for a long haul.

    Ms. Mriganki Tyagi

    PGDM (Retail), Batch(2004-06), AVP, Nykaa.com

  • Garima Chhabra, Batch-2009

    Join the Club, Join the Dance

    A fear for others became a passion for me and with everything I faced, I jumped in with no doubts but sheer belief that whatever down there is all what I was waiting for.

    It was my first experience for deep sea diving. I took lessons, worked hard and came all along to another part of the world to pursue what I wanted. And here I was, ready for what I was waiting for. My first 60 feet deep sea dive. My heart was pounding with disbelief, fear, happiness and curiosity of exploring the world beneath the surface of the sea. I kept descending down, while my will and dreams were soaring high. My ears started to hurt, and I instantly equalized them. And there I was, floating in front of the most beautiful sight of my life. I was in another world, much unlike what I left 60 feet above.

    Hi, I am Garima Chhabra, currently working with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) in the capacity of Assistant Manager, Organization Development and what I shared above was one of the most beautiful moment of my life. I am a level -1 certified Scuba Diver, a Photographer and love to do what I wish for irrespective of what people or the society think I should be doing. I am a dreamer and a rebel, I am independent and daring, I am what I think I can be!

    My journey started from a small town called Udaipur in Rajasthan. It was 1985, when I was born and the first question of the society (the society I knew & lived) was very common – is it a BOY or a girl. And against their expectations, I was born, a girl. The first support I got was from my Mother and her words were “Thanks, God! I wanted a girl child.”

    I grew up in a family of four – me, my Father, my Mother and a younger Sister. The value system that held me high are courage & endurance, imbibed from my mother, and kindness & gratitude imbibed from my father.

    In my teens, I came across a beautiful poem which later became the motto of my life.

    “Take a Risk, Take a Chance Join the Club, Join the Dance Learn to Fly, Learn to Sore, Strive for Joy, Strive for More Be Brave, Just Do, Be Brave, Be You!”

    I, thus, define my journey in these five lines

    Take a Risk, Take a Chance

    A small-town girl with big ambitions, dreams in eyes and determination at heart, I always wanted to pursue higher studies from a good college to achieve my aspirations, yet for many reasons, I couldn’t. I was good at school and remember one remark I constantly got in all my report cards, ‘A hardworking and perseverant child, sincere in her efforts’. And trust me that’s the thing which kept me away from disheartening after watching my classmates and friends going out for better studies and experiences.

    I did my B.Com. in 2007 from Udaipur and made sure that the three years of graduation were so eventful, that by end of my graduation, I have enough answers to give in future on what I did. I took tuitions to support my studies, did IT courses, became an Insurance Sales Agent with Bajaj Allianz and tried my hands in BPO industry. I made sure, I extract every possible opportunity out of nothing.

    And as they say nothing can be same always, so was my journey. As I was learning to fly, I got a major setback. My parents met with a serious accident and suddenly I had to shift my focus to them. Had to run the house for a few days worrying about the finances. The time I spent in the hospital taking care of my Parents and the next few months, taught me something very important – responsibility and realities of life.

    Things were seamless after some time and my graduation was towards completion. Now what next? I wanted to appear for CAT and pursue MBA. However, my father was not in resonance with my idea of leaving the hometown to pursue higher studies. Adding to it, I was offered a role in BPO with a pay package enough to knock my thoughts of pursuing higher studies. The choice was to remain in the comfort zone, stay at Udaipur and start earning. I could have done this with utmost ease and comfort.

    However, that was not me and neither that was my place. I wanted to pursue my wish to come out of my comfort zone and see the world outside. I went on to bell the CAT and mostly studied in public libraries and public places as studying at home would annoy my Father further. It was difficult to say when the day started and when it came to end and was jam-packed with tuitions, CAT coaching, college, and all the extra-curricular activities I had in my basket.

    As they say, if you really want something then nobody can take it away from you. I scored decently well in my entrance exams and fared well in the interviews. BIMTECH was one of my top choices and I appeared for its interview. The action packed three years of graduation came to rescue and I had a lot to talk about in the interview.

    Now, the biggest challenge. I was standing in front of the door of my dream and couldn’t enter. I had no backup or funding for my education. With no support from Father, I had to find a way out as I knew I couldn’t stop after coming this close. I gathered courage again and lead myself for it. I still remember the figure “five lakhs and ninety-five thousand” I had to pay for the course. (That raised eye brows of my family then). Since I knew encouragement from seniors was less, I took my admission letter with me and a belief in myself and walked out, knocking doors of each and every bank in town for an education loan. Thanks to God, he gave me good friends and allies in life who have supported me. That time, was no less a battle, I can say having a respite. I was accompanied by few of my friends during my rounds at bank. I got all types of reactions and responses from banks. Few were amused and few were just not interested. As they say, determination does pay and I got the loan approved from one of the banks.

    And that’s how I came to BIMTech. My Parents came to drop me at the college and all their inhibitions fizzled away when they saw what I had earned out of my own hard-work and perseverance. As they were departing from the college, my Mother told me just one thing, “You are an independent and a strong girl. Be brave, be adventurous, take risks. Don’t look back now. Work your way out for a better future.”

    Join the Club, Join the Dance

    The two years of BIMTech were full of learning and grilling myself and that’s where my projectile was set to work, to prove myself and to learn.

    I chose HR & Marketing as my specializations in PGDM. The schedules were tight and our beloved teachers made sure they grilled us enough to make us learn and work hard. Still, apart from the regular courses, I tried myself in each every extra-curricular I could think of. Event Management was an interest so I was part of the committee for many other events in college as well industry level. Was involved in organizing the annual cultural fests (Pratibha it was, that time). I still remember the Chak-De themed HR Meet organized by us, the first ever of the kind in BIMTech.

    I made friends and networks. I learnt important lessons of team work, working in dynamic scenarios, planning, conceptualizing and implementing ideas, conflict resolution, negotiation & leadership. Completed my summer internship from Nerolac Paints. Apart from this, with association of my seniors and professors, I worked on a few short term projects and events with companies like Power Finance Corporation, One97 Communications (now PayTM) and WoW Factors. The intention was doing something over and above the regular schedule to add value to my self.

    Many of my friends and colleagues always suggested not to waste time in these projects and activities and focus on my scores. And again I had different plans and aims. I kept learning through practical projects and kept sharpening my professional skills. During college days only, I developed keen interest in two major fields of HR management – Psychometrics and Public Speaking. I took an independent research project with one of the Senior Professors at BIMTech to develop a psychometric test for recruitment of new employees. Since this was apart from my regular studies, it required a lot of extra time,efforts and in-depth study. This project couldn’t be completed, however, the learnings remained forever.

    By end of the two years at BIMTech, I was ready for the new phase of my life. I was ready to face the challenges of the professional world as my aim was to prove myself and pursue what I was dreaming since childhood. BIMTech gave a good platform to develop myself and I was much more prepared & confident after the completion of studies.

    Learn to fly, Learn to Sore,

    Next landing of my journey was in the role of HR-Analyst at Pitney Bowes Software India in Noida. I joined Pitney Bowes in March 2009 and handled end to end Performance Management, Compensation Designing and Management, HR Audits, Job Studies, Retention Management and SAP. I was leading a small team handling the above processes. I also got company sponsored certification training in SAP in 2010 and a few others on Compensation from Mercer and Employee Engagement from People Matters.

    Owing to my performance, in two years, I received a hike of almost 170 %, promotions and Thumbs Up Award for exceptional performance in HR. Nonetheless as I told you, life is a bumpy ride and I got one bump in 2010 when I lost my Father to a sudden demise. I again shifted my focus on my family to support them, to hold them. I gathered myself, my Mother and my sister and worked ourselves out of the shock to move forward. It took a while and I was again back on track. Yet another lesson learnt from life was to enjoy the moment here and now. Life is too short to hold grudges and too uncertain, so it has to be lived today!

    During my tenure in Pitney Bowes, we use to have a lot of pizza parties with friends and colleagues. And it was a sake of cost of two pizzas, a friend made me to fill form for HPCL and one other PSE’s (Public Sector Enterprise) HR recruitments (the admission form was equivalent to the cost of a pizza). I appeared for HPCL exam but the exam date of the other company coincided with an important function of one of my close friends. I decided to skip the one exam and appeared for HPCL only. I was shortlisted in the written exam amongst the lacs of aspirants from all over India, and further in the interview round as well. In that year, there were only 11 HR candidates who got selected in HPCL team and I was one of them.

    HPCL opened a door for me which lead to both, a place away from my comfort zone and challenges to perform and prove what I have. I was like a small fish in a big pond!

    I got my first posting at Lucknow in a team handling a large employee group of UP, Bihar & Uttarakhand and trust me working in that profile at Lucknow was a cultural shock both in personal and professional life. It took a while to merge into the culture and I tried my best to sail through with the help of seniors, colleagues and the determination to do whatever I face. Being a girl in new city with no acquaintances was a challenge, to adjust and to ignore the staring eyes. I remember a purse snatching event, where I lost all money, and keys to my house and owing to circumstances had to stay at a friend’s place for three days. It was also the first time ever I saw a police station! Yes, there were ups and downs in both professional and personal fronts, but I stayed put. There were times where the thoughts of running back to Mother or Noida in the comfort zone of the known, came across and I decided not get affected and keep flying.

    After Lucknow, I moved to Jaipur as HR Business Partner to HPCL employees in Rajasthan. The work area broadened and so was my role. This new position demanded a lot of travelling. It was almost 12-15 days of travel every month in extreme weather, to remotest locations. Not to forget the stomach aches, food poisoning, UTIs that came along. Soon this work requirement became a hobby. I developed a flare for travelling and enjoyed it to the fullest, thus covering every nook and corner of Rajasthan.

    Meanwhile to connect to my aspiration of becoming an orator/trainer and enhance my knowledge on psychometric assessments, I took a trainer and assessor certification in the psychometric tool called MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and worked on my public speaking skills. I hosted many events in HPCL and still continue. I represented HPCL to events in Industry levels also. I got involved with designing few All India projects, developed SOPs to processes, dealt with Statutory Authorities, organized many employee engagement initiatives and more. 2014 came with a lot of other glories as well. I qualified for the Semi-Final round of the esteemed Young HR Icon Award by NHRD and was amongst the Top 25 in the Semi Final round. I also won the HR Case Study Competition by AIMA in 2014 where my Case Study was selected in All India Top 10 and later published.

    But again, destiny always has a very different plans for you. The same time, 2014 was the year when my Mother was diagnosed with a rare and fatal disease, which had no cure. My life suddenly turned upside down where I had to suddenly take up the role of head of the family. I tried to do the best we could to sort my family life. Got my house renovated. Winded my Mother’s business and brought her to stay with me for a good medical attention. From being a healthy and independent lady to being dependent and bedridden, me and my sister stood by her. Her fight for life continued for three years which was one of the most trying and difficult years of my life. Through her pain, my Mother was brave and continued to fight. Her courage had a lasting effect on me as I learnt how to smile even in misery. In 2017, the last support of the family, and the first one who believed that her girl child would cherish, was gone, and on the other hand, leaving me with a burning desire to fly high and high and never give up. I collected myself again and restored my belief in myself.

    In 2016, I got married and moved to Delhi in HPCL, North Zone team. My husband was very supportive while I was juggling between family and the new role. In work front, the area of operation was much bigger where I was in HR team catering to four Northern States of India covering an employee strength of more than 800 employees. Apart from the regular role of an HR Business Partner, I designed some culture building initiatives, designed and headed the launch of an All India training for Stakeholders. With a flair to create something unique, I directed and conceptualized Confluence – which is a unique HR Networking platform for young HR fraternity of PSEs and private companies, to come together and discuss their best practices. This initiative was one of its kind in HPCL and was very well appreciated both, within and outside my organization. Towards my interest for psychometrics, I got certified in another tool Firo – B.

    Strive for Joy, Strive for More

    Till 2016 I paved my way to become an all-rounder HR professional and continued my work towards development of my skills. Yet I didn’t want to stop at this. I wanted more, I wanted something else too. I took my hobbies to next level for I wanted myself to be known for being more than an HR. I picked up learning Photography, Yoga and Scuba Diving.

    I have an Instagram Page #Travel_My_Way where I showcase my work in photography. The work got noticed and appreciated and I have more than 13500 followers on the page and have won accolades like Runner up award at India Arch Dialogue for cityscapes photography.

    I continue my flair to travel with an average of two trips per month to different places. Travel not only rejuvenates me; it gives wings to my thoughts, makes me meet new people, learn new perspectives and with photography I capture all the moments and places.

    Yoga is another interest I started following in my free time. I am also learning meditation these days.

    Since last few years, I was eyeing on this personal goal to get certified in atleast one adventure sports. Had got mocked by a few friends on this goal for a girl should be certified in cooking and housekeeping. In 2016, I heard my heart’s call and pursued scuba diving. I was scared of water but for my goal, I overcame my fear and became a Level I certified deep sea scuba diver. Till date I have logged 15 national and international deep sea dives at places around Goa and Borneo (Malaysia). In August, I am going to pursue another personal goal of mine- Scuba diving with Whales and attain Level II certification from Sri Lanka.

    In 2017, I also joined IIM-Lucknow to further sharpen my skills in management and to learn more. I pursued this course along with my work and hobbies. Had made it a point not to stop learning. Besides, revisiting college was nostalgic and thrilling.

    In 2018, I moved from the Business Partner role handling zonal level operations to Organization Development role handling All India HR R&D projects. Currently I am operating from Delhi. This profile has given me a broader perspective to bring in change and I am able to apply my experience in field gathered by working with different employees from different parts of the country and departments, to designing relevant HR initiatives. I am involved in projects like Job Re-designing, Talent Management using Psychometrics, Industry HR Networking, HR Analytics and many more. These projects include leading and collaborating with diverse teams, working across India. Being in the heart of HR affairs, this role brings all the challenges of managing teams, meeting deadlines and every day is a new lesson.

    Be Brave, Just Do! Be Brave Be You!

    Maktoob - “Its Written”. A word I read from the book – The Alchemist when I was 15 and turned out to influence my life and my thoughts. It gave me immense strength during all my setbacks and trials. This one word, reminds me that all good and bad times will end and have taught me not to be too happy or too sad for anything.

    My experiences have made me learn the hard way, nevertheless, in the process I learnt to live life to the fullest. To me, leadership is not just leading a team of individuals but also winning on oneself and circumstances. Life taught me not to lose who you are. To be brave, to take risks and even if you fail, have the courage to take responsibility of your mistakes. Because that what makes you a complete person!

    While you are reading this article, I will be on another journey pursuing what I love most irrespective of what my conditions or situations are. And there my journey continues…

    Garima Chhabra, Batch-2009

    Assistant Manager, Hindustan Corporation Ltd

  • Roncy Sara Thomas

    Ms. Roncy Sara Thomas (Roll No. 16DM182)

    FOR SECURING FIRST POSITION IN THE OPERATIONS SPECIALIZATION STREAM PGDM, Batch 2016 - 18

     

    "BIMTECH, the 7-letter word would forever resonate in my life. I am deeply indebted to Bimtech for the student life I enjoyed again, for the goals I achieved, for having been able to interact with par excellence faculties, for the dreams that became true, for the immense knowledge and learning I gained and for helping me grow as a person.

    Thank you, Bimtech."

    Roncy Sara Thomas

  • Mr. Bipin Kumar

    It feels good to be on the other side of the table and looking forward for a better career ahead and for my career the applause should go to my Alma Mater BIMTECH, whose continuous support and guidance led me through my way and today I confidently stand up and throw challenges in this corporate world. I got placed from the campus into PNB Housing Finance in 2013 and now just after a year the accomplishments are better to be called good. Brick by brick as they say has laid the foundation of my life and nurtured the blossom to flourish the vision of growth and sustainability.
    Thanks a lot BIMTECH of the things you gave that will be engraved to my life forever.

    Mr. Bipin Kumar

    PGDBM, Batch(2002-2004), Regional Business Head, Apps Daily Solution Pvt Ltd.

  • Sugandha Wahal, Head - Marketing & Communications, Stanvac Chemicals

    Sugandha Wahal, Head - Marketing & Communications, Stanvac Chemicals

  • Tanvi Jain

    Ms. Tanvi Jain (Roll No. 16DM237)

    SMT. MADHURI J SHETH AWARD FOR BEST ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONG FEMALE STUDENTS OF PGDM Batch 2016 - 18

     

    "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

    For me, these were just few words scribbled on a piece of paper, until the day I entered Bimtech.

    The time spent here has proven to be a wonderful journey…an experience of a life time.

    Bimtech has transformed my personality by making me unleash my latent potential...and has turned me into a confident girl who is ready to take any challenge the world throws at her.

    Bimtech has not been just an institution for me...it has been a home...within the walls of which..i have found an extended family.... i.e. my pillars of support...my friends and mentors.

    Today when this journey has come to an end..i can just look back and see my growth curve and feel confident for what the future holds for me.

    Tanvi Jain

FOLLOW US