Annual Report 2018-19

The academic year 2018-19 was an eventful for the Seminar Cell. Interesting and thought provoking Seminars were conducted, keeping PUMBA abreast with the changing landscape of the business world.

Chat with HR –Chat with HR – This was a first of its type event hosted by Seminar Cell with a view to help the students, gain insights about facing an interview during their placements. The guest for the event was our own alumnus, Mr. Ravish Saily (VP-HR, Royal Bank of Scotland). Mr. Saily shared his insights and talked in length about grooming oneself and ways to tackle tricky situations in an interview. .

Anupreksha 2018– Anupreksha is the induction which is hosted every year by Seminar Cell for the new joining batch to help them understand the MBA life and help them to get acquainted with the legacy of PUMBA. This year Anupreksha was graced by, Mr. Rohan Poduwal(India Site Head-GCS, Novartis Healthcare Pvt Ltd ),Mr. Girish Sharma(Global Maring Lead, GlaxoSmithKline), Mr.Prashant Pansare- Managing Director & Global CEO,Intelliment Technologies, Mr. Shahshank Pathak-Executive Director- CEO, Westend Mall, Dr.Ravindra Utgikar, Vice President - Corporate Strategy & Marketing, Praj Industries Ltd, Mr. P. Srinivasan( VicePresident & SalesHead- South Asia).Besides the guest sessions the Anupreksha was instrumental to help students get insights into Group Discussion, Personal Interviews, Functional Specializations and Innovative Learning. The highlight of Anupreksha 2017, was the buddy system which was introduced by the Seminar Cell.

Guest Talk (MS.Priyanka Jamenis) The session was on Digital Marketing in Pharmaceutical Industry. It gave students insights regarding trends that is driving this concept in the industry and also future prospects and careers in the Field.

Guest Talk (Mr. Binil Balkrishnan- Senior Product Manager, Cipla Ltd) To help students step into the Corporate world with their strong feet, seminar cell organised the session on professional learnings of Corporate life, GD and personal Interview requisites also about leadership and people management.

Business Conclave 2019
The landmark event of Seminar Cell “Business Conclave” was held on 9th february, 2019. The theme was “The Global Business Disruptors.” The Seminar was graced by industry experts such as Mr. Santosh Dawara- CEO Deazzle, Mr. Shrirang Abhyankar-Corporate Trainer, and Management faculty, Management consultant and was an ideal opportunity for students togain valuable insights on Industry 4.0 and Macrofactors.