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Guest Lecture on 'Corporate Etiquette' by Mrs. Jyothika Shetty, Strategic Life Coach and Author

April 1, 2021

Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) organised a guest lecture on ‘Corporate Etiquette’ at its campus at Bondel, Mangaluru on Thursday, April 1. Jyothika Shetty, strategic life coach and author, was the chief guest and resource person.

Corporate Etiquette

Mrs. Jyothika Shetty, Strategic Life Coach and Author

In her presentation, Jyothika Shetty enlightened the MBA students and staff members of the institute regarding the different types of etiquette, such as workplace etiquette, dress etiquette, professional etiquette, meal etiquette and meeting etiquette. Highlighting the importance of learning etiquette, she said, “Emotional control is very essential in today’s corporate world. Understanding corporate etiquette enables you to assert your personality.”

She animated the interactive session with a live demonstration by making the students enact different situations. She analysed the given situations and gave feedback on the proper etiquette to be observed in those situations. Giving tips on why etiquette is important in career advancement, she said “Good manners make you a better manager and help you to lead your team by example. Etiquette improves your relationships at work and makes you a preferred candidate for promotion.”

Institute director Dr Molly S Chauduri was present on the occasion. Srishti Rai welcomed and compered the programme. Sonia D’Souza gave a vote of thanks. Sajan Acharya and Nanditha were the coordinators of the programme.

Hearty Congratulations to our proud MBA students for securing ranks in the Mangalore University Examination held in September 2020

March 31, 2021

Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management, Bondel a constituent of the prestigious Besant Group of Institutions has bagged four ranks, including the first rank in the MBA examination by Mangalore University held in September 2020.

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Megha Narasimha Nayak bagged the first rank in MBA. Raviraj Kumar and Anusha Kamath shared the third rank respectively, while Anjana TV took the fifth rank. The students of the institute also put up a creditworthy performance in scoring 100 per cent pass results despite the difficulties imposed by the Covid pandemic and the national lockdown.

Megha Nayak, the first rank holder, is also the recipient of the Mangalore University's Vaishya gold medal, Ramakrishna Mallya gold medal and Dr HD Shankar Narayana Gold Medal Award. She is an alumnus of Sri Guru Sudhindra College, Bhatkal. Ravi Rajkumar who secured third rank in MBA is an old student of Paduva College, Nanthoor and Anusha Kamath, another third rank holder has graduated from Vivekananda College, Puttur. Fifth rank holder Anjana TV is an alumnus of Besant Women's College, Mangaluru.

“I congratulate the students of our institute on having achieved spectacular results in the university exam. This has been possible due to a combination of the Institution’s efforts and the students hard work,” said Dr Molly S Chaudhuri, the director of the Institute.

One Day Virtual International Conference on 'Digital Transformation'

March 26, 2021

Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) organised a one-day virtual international conference on 'Digital Transformation'on March 26 at the MSNM campus at Bondel, Mangaluru. The objective of the conference was to provide a platform for academicians, research scholars, students and business professionals to share their knowledge, ideas, and findings on Digital Transformation. 42 papers were received and presented both online and offline.

Dr Gopichand Katragadda, founder and CEO at Myelin Foundry, Dr Ankitha Shetty, assistant professor, department of commerce, MAHE, Dr Madanmohan Rao, research director, YourStory Media, Dr Hariprasad Reddy, general manager (Quality), Wipro and Dr Randhir Pushpa, co-founder and chief consultant, Acies Innovations were the chief resource persons for the conference.

The international conference commenced with the planting of a sapling, followed by lighting of the lamp by the chief guest, Ashith B Hegde, managing director of Arkieva, Asia Pacific region. Manel Annappa Nayak, vice president, Women’s National Education Society presided. A CD of the conference proceedings was released by the dignitaries.

‘Technology is easy but collaborating people with technology is a big task.’

In his address, the chief guest Ashith Hegde said technology is easy but collaborating people with technology is a big task. “Digital transformation requires the convergence of many things. It is the right blend of good information technology, management motives and process. Understanding the culture and transformation and creating a road map is very important in digital transformation. Every field requires a digital transformation in this era. Agriculture, tourism, healthcare and even education require it. Digital transformation cannot happen overnight, it has to happen gradually,” he said, adding that youth should accept this change and must support digital transformation for a better future.

In his presidential remarks, Manel Annappa Nayak said that for any transformation, initially there will be resistance but in the long run, it will be of great use to society. Quoting examples of the banking industry, food apps and oil & gas industry, he said there will be pros and cons in every transformation. “Life has become very easy and convenient with the help of digital transformation. Today's business process is functioning smoothly because of this. Even rural areas must adopt this. Sufficient infrastructure is needed for reaching remote areas,” he said.

Institute director Dr Molly S Chaudhuri, welcomed the gathering. Dr Sharan Kumar Shetty, associate professor, rendered the vote of thanks. Ridhvika Shetty, assistant professor compered the programme. Dr Sharan Kumar Shetty, Dr Rashmi Kodikal, Dr Ravisha B and Prof Ashalatha were the conveners of the conference.

Talk on ‘Ill Effects of Consumption of Tobacco Products’

March 24, 2021

Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) organised a talk on ‘Ill Effects of Consumption of Tobacco Products’ at its campus at Bondel, Mangaluru on Wednesday, March 24 as a part of its ‘MSN Health Series’. Dr Hanumantharayappa, district consultant NTCP, health and family welfare department, zilla panchayat, Kottara, Mangaluru was the chief guest and resource person.

Addressing the students and staff members of the institute, Dr Hanumantharayappa warned about the dangers of tobacco consumption. “Tobacco is the biggest enemy of public health today. The effects of tobacco use are destructive and widespread. Many youngsters in cities and rural areas are getting addicted to tobacco in various forms. This can have an adverse effect on the health and life of the population in the long run,” he said.

Talk on 'Ill Effects of Consumption of Tobacco Products’
Talk on 'Ill Effects of Consumption of Tobacco Products’
Talk on 'Ill Effects of Consumption of Tobacco Products’
Talk on 'Ill Effects of Consumption of Tobacco Products’
Talk on 'Ill Effects of Consumption of Tobacco Products’

He informed that the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply, and Distribution) Act (COTPA) prohibits smoking at all public places. “The smoke from a smokers' beedi, cigarette and other forms of smoking called second-hand smoke (SHS) causes serious health problems in those who are exposed to it. Section 4 of COTPA and subsequent rules notified (The Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places Rules, 2008) prohibits smoking at public places to protect people from SHS exposure,” he said.

An anti-tobacco committee was formed on the occasion with the specific purpose of alerting students about the dangers of tobacco use.

Institute director Dr Molly S Chauduri presided over the function. Avishma Alva welcomed and compered the programme. Srishti Rai gave the vote of thanks. Divya Shetty, assistant professor was the coordinator of the programme.

MSNIM organises Covid-19 Awareness campaign

March 23, 2021

Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) in association with government Primary Health Centre, Bondel organised a ‘Covid-19 Awareness Campaign’ at its campus at Bondel, Mangalore on Monday, March 23, 2021. The campaign was a part of its ‘MSN Health Series’. Dr Savitha S G, medical officer of the Primary Health Centre, Bondel, was the chief guest and resource person.

Covid-19 Awareness campaign
Covid-19 Awareness campaign
Covid-19 Awareness campaign
Covid-19 Awareness campaign

Addressing the students and staff members of the institute, Dr Savitha explained the precautions to be taken to combat the corona virus and informed about the vaccination facility available at various health centres. “It is important for everyone to have a basic knowledge about corona virus so that timely and effective preventive measures can be taken up,” she said. Urging the people not to believe in unauthenticated and fake news spreading through social media, she observed, “Everyone should keep themselves updated on health-related information and minimize health risks and contribute towards the creation of a healthy society.”

The program was followed by a walkathon from the MSNIM Campus to Bondel circle to create awareness about the Covid 19 among the public. Faculty members, Students of MSNIM, nursing staff and medical officer of the Primary Health Centre, Bondel, participated in the awareness campaign.

Along the way, the public was briefed on the precautionary measures to be taken about corona virus and masks were distributed to the general public.

Likitha Shetty rendered the vote of thanks. Shivani Suvarna compered the programme. Divya Shetty, assitant professor, was the coordinator of the programme.