Besant Group of Institutions, Mangalore

Manel Srinivas Nayak Memorial Dialogues on Professional Managers - Sri K. Ullas Kamath, Joint Managing Director & CFO, Jyothy Laboratories Ltd.

February 7, 2018

MSNM Besant Institute Of PG Studies, Bondel, Mangaluru had launched a unique programme- “Manel Srinivas Nayak Memorial Dialogues on Professional Managers” Series on April 2nd, 2016. In the first dialogue series, Mr. Praveen P Kadle, MD and CEO, Tata Capital was invited to talk with Sri. V Leeladhar, Former Deputy Governor, RBI.

In the Second Dialogue Series, Sri V G Siddhartha, Chairman, Coffee Day Enterprises was invited as the guest on Saturday, 10th September, 2016.

In the third programme of the series, Sri Prakash Padukone, International Badminton Player, was the guest and he visited the campus on Saturday, 14th October, 2017.

For fourth programme of the initiative, Sri K Ullas Kamath, Joint Managing Director & CFO Jyothy Laboratories Ltd. Bangalore, India was the guest of honour on Wednesday, 7th February, 2018.


Initially he visited the TCS Ion IT centre, following which, he planted a sapling as a mark of upholding the institute’s culture. He was then taken for a campus visit and as part of this, he was shown the work done by the students with which he was really impressed. Following this he was greeted by the members of the Governing Council and then proceeded to light the lamp and then visited the institute’s library and IT lab before proceeding to Nethravathi Auditorium for the programme.

He was given a grand welcome by the students and audience. The programme began with Ms. Happy the MC of the programme welcoming the audience and introducing the institute and the Dialogue Series. This was followed by a prayer from Ms. Ananya and team and then a short AV presentation on the history of Jyothy Laboratories was shown to Sri Ullas Kamath and the audience as well.

Once the dignitaries were escorted on to the dias, presentation of Security statement was done by Mr. Vinaykrishna. The welcome address and introduction of guests was given by Mr. Madhukar. Ms. Kavya, MBA Final Year Student, presented a book to Sri. Ullas Kamath and Ms. Bhavana, MBA First Year Student to Sri V. Leeladhar.

Initiating the dialogue series a number of questions were posed by Sri V. Leeladhar to Sri. Ullas Kamath relating to his personal and sports career life. Sri. Kamath spoke on his early life, his career growth, his life experiences in Jyothy Labs, deep insights about his corporate journey, the need to practice extensively, ability to dream big, importance of intelligent hardwork ,importance of balancing personal and professional life, about how students should prepare themselves for the corporate world, qualities and the values that should be possessed by an individual and the need to serve the needy and less privileged people.

This was followed by an extensive question and answers sessions from the audience and the students that Sri Ullas Kamath answered with proficiency and insight. He was then requested to address the students. His address covered a wide spectrum of areas for students to imbibe in their day to day life. He also expressed immense happiness with the quality of questions from the students and the audience and mentioned that he felt the positive vibes from this institute which he did not find in many institutes that he visited. The program concluded with Dr. Narayan Kayarkatte, Director of the Institute proposing the Vote of Thanks which was followed by the National Anthem.