Besant Group of Institutions, Mangaluru


Alumni Talk Series on the topic Interview Etiquette and Resume Writing By Mr Sherwin Maben

December 16, 2021
Mr. Sherwin Maben, Managing Partner, People Gamut HR Solutions

Prof Nanditha Sunil gave in the Vote of thanks and the Director Dr. Molly S Chaudhuri spoke to the students about how these things mannerisms adds value to each one life and how its brings complete professionalism in us.

MSNIM organises ‘Sampark’ alumni meet

November 6, 2021

Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) organised Sampark, its annual Alumni Meet on Saturday, November 6 at the institute campus at Bondel. The objective of the meet was to bring together the alumni of all batches and also to felicitate the rank holders of the 20th batch. As many as 85 alumni members attended the meet.

Vittaldas Leeladar, former deputy governor, Reserve Bank of India and Mentor of the institute, was the chief guest on the occasion. Manel Annappa Nayak, vice president, Women’s National Education Society, institute director Dr. Molly S. Chaudhuri, Sandeep Baliga and Nanditha Sunil, president and secretary respectively of MSNIM Alumni Association were present on the occasion.

Drawing on personal experience, Vittaldas Leeladar said the success of alumni reflects on the success of the institution. “All over the world, strong Alumni Associations have proved to be the pillars of strength for the Alma Mater,” he said.

Manel Annappa Nayak suggested having batch wise alumni get together. Institute director Dr Molly S Chaudhuri said alumni are welcome to visit the campus at any time, conduct workshops and share their experiences with the present batches. “Alumni visits to the campus will help in reducing the Industry-Academia gap,” she said.

Sandeep Baliga welcomed the gathering. Nanditha Sunil gave the vote of thanks. Soujanya was the master of ceremonies.

MRPL-MSNIM conduct vigilance awareness competitions

October 28, 2021

Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM), Bondel, in association with Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL), hosted the MRPL-MSNIM Vigilance Awareness Competitions 2021 for students as a part of MRPL’s Vigilance Awareness Week. The theme for this year was ‘Independent India @75: Self-reliance with integrity’. The contests were held on an all-India basis through online mode during the month of October.

Vigilance Awareness Week is observed every year during the last week of October to raise public awareness about corruption and to encourage all stakeholders to collectively fight against it. It is driven by the Central Vigilance Commission.

Competitions were held in Essay (English, Kannada, and Hindi), Poster/E-Poster, Debate, Short Film and E-Quiz to create awareness and to curb corruption. There was an overwhelming response for the competitions from students of UG and PG colleges across India. Over 3000 participants took part in the quiz competition from 18 countries including India, Peru, Latvia, Albania, Azerbaijan, Algeria, USA, Uzbekistan, UAE, Philippines, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Qatar, Peru and Kuwait.

The award distribution ceremony was held on Thursday, October 28 at MSNIM campus at Bondel. The participants joined via Zoom online platform. The programme was witnessed by the staff of MRPL, faculty, staff and students of MSNIM, and the participants and winners of competitions of various colleges across India.

Rajeev Kushwaha, ITS, chief vigilance officer, MRPL inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. Manel Annappa Nayak, vice president, Women’s National Education Society (WNES) presided over the function. Jimmy (senior manager, vigilance, MRPL) administered the integrity pledge.

In his address, Rajeev Kushwaha stressed on the importance of being vigilant in daily life and urged the students to complain when they come across any cases of corruption to the Central Vigilance Commission. “The country must strive to bring about change by becoming self reliant with integrity. Change begins with small actions, such as having the courage to speak the truth. When we improve our attitude and behaviour, society too will change,” he said.

Dr Molly S Chaudhuri, director, MSNIM, welcomed the gathering. Lakshmeesha (General Manager, Vigilance, MRPL) rendered the vote of thanks. Reema Agnes Frank coordinated the programme. Nanditha Sunil compered the programme.


The ceremonial inauguration was followed by announcing the prize winners of various competitions which were held through online mode. In each category, 3 prizes constituting first, second, third prizes were awarded. For the Quiz participants, e-certificates were awarded giving their individual scoring.

English Essay:

First Prize: Vaishnavi, Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology & Management, Bantakal, Udupi

Second Prize: Dipika, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bengaluru

Third Prize: Fathima, Government First Grade College, Punjalkatte

Hindi Essay:

First Prize: Fathima, Govt. First Grade College, Punjalakatte

Second Prize: Jenisha, Alvas College, Moodbidri

Third Prize: Asma Banu, Government First Grade College, Punjalkatte

Kannada Essay:

First Prize: Pruthvi Shetty, Dr. G. Shankar Women's First Grade College, Udupi

Second Prize: Shameer, Government First Grade College, Punjalkatte

Third Prize: Shobha, Dr. G. Shankar Women's First Grade College, Udupi

Poster Competition:

First Prize: Rohit, Global Academy of Technology, Bengaluru

Second Prize: Aisha Panda, Buxi Jagabandhu School, Odisha

Third Prize: Gowprami, Besant Women's College Mangaluru

Short Film Competition:

First Prize: Chinthan, Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management, Mangaluru

Second Prize: Kavya, Besant Women's College, Mangaluru

Debate Competition:

First Prize: Niharika Balthilaya & Bhoomika J S, Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management, Bantakal, Udupi

Second Prize: Krishna Prasad & Vaishnavi, Manipal Institute of Management, Manipal

Third Prize: Prathibha Sethi & Nitin Mundra, KS Hedge Medical Academy, Mangaluru

Third Prize: Sunag & Sujatha, Universal Group of Institutions, Bengaluru

Best Debator: Krishna Prasad, Manipal Institute of Management, Manipal

MSNIM organises HR Conclave on Workplace 4.0

October 11, 2021

Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) hosted a weeklong ‘HR Conclave on Workplace 4.0’ in association with Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) at the institute campus at Bondel in the city. The objective of the conclave was to enable MBA students, academicians and professionals to understand the current requirements of the workplace in industry post pandemic from corporate HR heads.

The conclave was formally inaugurated on Monday, October 4, 2021 by Shashidhar Pai Maroor, the newly elected president of Kanara Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Manel Annappa Nayak, vice president, Women’s National Education Society and chief advisor, MSNIM presided over the function. The dignitaries present were the institute’s Governing Body member Jeevandas Narayan (former CMD of State Bank of Travancore), P B Ahmed Mudassar (director and head of Industry-Academia Inter Connect, KCCI) and Mytreya Ajila (COO of KCCI).

The four days conclave consisted of eminent speakers like Richard Lobo (Executive Vice President, Infosys Ltd.),  Surya Mohapatra (Global head -Talent Transformation, Wipro), Sandeep SP (Country HR Head, Rolls Royce India), Nidhi Pasricha (Associate Director –Talent, Ernst and Young), Rajesh Prasad (HR Lead Business Partner, Wipro Technologies) and Joseph Pasanga (Regional Director – South, Narayana Health).

An alumni panel comprising the institute’s past students Zeeval Khan, Ankitha Shetty, Sandeep Baliga and Raghavendra Bhat also participated in the conclave.

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.