‘DISHA’ – which means ‘direction’ in Sanskrit, stands apt for the one of the major events – the HR conclave at TAPMI where industry experience meets academic rigour. DISHA which began in 2009 has been able to capture the interests of students and the industry even this year. The theme of DISHA 2010 was “Human Resource Management – Recession and Beyond”. It was a leap from last year, with the event coming up with insights which proved useful for management students and for the corporate world alike to handle complex situations facing the ever dynamic field of Human Resource Management.
The event was graced by the presence of eminent HR heads of major companies – Mr. Ajaybir Bakshi, HR Head of Prudential Process Management Services, Mr. GVRK Raju, HR (South) from Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Mukund Menon, Vice President, Human Resource, Mahindra Satyam, Mr. Hari AP, Talent Engagement Head at Aircel to name a few. The conclave started with the ceremonious lighting of the lamp. Prof. Vijaya, senior HR faculty of TAPMI spoke on the theme of the HR-Conclave 2010. She said that in the growing global economy, there is a need to move from good to great and that the economic downturn has made companies rethink its strategies. Also, employee retention has become very important. She spoke how organizational citizenship behaviour and organizational development are inter-related and one leads to other.
The inauguration ceremony was followed by SOPHOS – interaction sessions and other events like VRONDI – Mock Press, EXPOSITUS – Paper Presentations, ONIMIA – Panel Discussion among industry guests, faculty and students , which held audiences’ interest till the end.