Kshitij 2016, the National Level HR Summit organized by XIMAHR, the HR Association of XIMB, XUB took place at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on Saturday, 20th August 2016, while Abhivyakti 2016, the Rural Management Conclave organized by RMAX, the Rural Manager’s Association of Xavier School of Rural Management, XUB took place at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on Sunday, 21st August 2016.
Kshitij 2016 aimed at addressing the innovative practices in the field of human resource management and highlighting its significance to the sustainability of the firm’s growth and competitiveness.
The speakers for the event were Mr. Satyadeep Mishra, Head of HR, Digital Services, Reliance Jio, Mr. Suresh Pugalenthi, Head, Organisation Development, HPCL and Mr, Prasad Balkundi, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo. The moderator of the event was Prof. Dr. Sasmit Patra, Associate Professor, XIMB-XUB.
The second leg of the event was the final round of the Pan-India Best Summer Internship Competition of students of Tier-I and Tier-II B-schools organized by XIMAHR in association with NHRDN, Bhubaneshwar Chapter. 12 teams belonging to XLRI, Jamshedpur, XIM, Bhubaneswar, IMI, New Delhi, KJ SIMSR, Mumbai and IIT Kharagpur were among the shortlisted teams for the finals. The judges were Mr. Satyadeep Mishra, Head of HR, Digital Services, Reliance Jio, Mr. Suresh Pugalenthi, Head, Organisation Development, HPCL, Mr. Arun Bhatt, Head Corporate Communications, Vedanta Aluminium Limited, Prof. Tania Saritova Rath, Associate Professor and Area Coordinator, Human Resource Management and Bobby Pattnaik, NHRDN Bhubaneshwar Chapter. Shikhar Dubey from KJ SIMSR, Mumbai emerged as the winner followed by Meenakshi Tiwari from XIMB and Anchita Srivastava from IMI Delhi as the 1st and 2nd runners up.
In “Abhivyakti 2016”, the first session was aimed at addressing the topic – how third parties can improve CSR processes.
The speakers for the event were Mr. Sourav Banerjee, Country Director of India, Room to Read, Mr Arun Nagpal, Co-Founder and Director, Mrida Group, Mr Vivek Prakash, Associate Vice President, CSR, Jubiliant Life Sciences Limited, Mr Bibhuti Pradhan, Chief Manager (CSR & Sustainability Areas), Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Mr Suryamani Roul, Deputy Director, Techno Serve India.
The second session was on “Rural Market: Tapping opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid”.
The speakers for the session were Ms Neelima Burra, Chief Marketing Officer / Business Head – Organised Retail /Country Head – Olive Oil, Cargill India, Mr. Pratyush Kumar Panda, CSR Head, ACC Limited, Mr Arun Nagpal, Co-Founder and Director, Mrida Group and Mr Charudatta Panigrahi, President and Chairman, FIDR.
The sessions ended with interactive question and answer sessions with the audience.
[Contributed by: XIMB Team]