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Guest Lecture @IMDR

Guest Lecture On Self Development and Entrepreneurship


Speaker: Dr.Aashiesh Tavkarr.

Date: 02/08/2018.  Time: 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. Place: IMDR, Auditorium.

IMDR, Pune had organised a guest lecture on Emotional Intelligence by Dr.Aashiesh Tavkarr. This Guest Lecture was organised under student’s development activities on 2nd August at IMDR auditorium from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. Dr.Shikha Jain,teaching faculty and students from DM-1, IMDR were present for the session.


Mr. Parikshit Mahankal introduced the speaker to the gathering. Dr.Aashiesh Tavkarr has completed his B.Com from Sydenham college of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. He was an IMDR alumnus and completed his PGDEO, International Business in 1990-92. After that he has completed Phd, HRD and Management from University of Belford, USA. Then he has completed Master Practitioner, Mind Science from National federation of Neuro Linguistic Psychology, USA. Now he is working as Psychotherapist, personal business coach and Govt. approved MSME mentor. along with that, he is a motivational speaker, educator and columnist.


Dr.Aashiesh Tavkarr started the session with a question to audience, What is Emotions? and what are the functions of emotions? He then defined the terms and covered following point in his discussion.

  • Behaviour can be altered, you go with the flow of emotions. You have unlimited potential, you can achieve what you want in your life.
  • When you educate yourself, you became capable to identify your emotions and to identify the right emotion is very important. He also introduced the terms- Spiritual Quotient, Intelligent quotient & Emotional quotient. He told How Emotional Quetiont is better than Intelligence quotient?
  • A very well said Quoted by him was –

” You Are Everything, That Is Your Thoughts,Your Life,Your Dreams Come True.

            You Are Everything,You Choose To Be,You Are As Unlimited As The Endless Universe”


The session was quite interesting and interactive. students asked various relevant questions and being expert, he explained all the answers in systematic way.

Mayur Raundal
Ayushi Shukla

Guest Lecture On Self Development and Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Mr. Manohar Krishna.

Date    :21/07/2018. Time   : 11.30 am to 1.30 pm. Place   : IMDR, Auditorium.

IMDR, Pune had organised a guest lecture of 2018-20 academic year on Self Development and Entrepreneurship by Mr. Manohar Krishna. This Guest Lecture was organised under student’s development activities on 21st July 2018 at IMDR auditorium Dr. Shikha Jain, IMDR teaching faculty and students from DM-1 and DM-2, IMDR were present for the session.

The speaker Mr. Manohar Krishna who is Managing Director (MD) of KAM-AVIDA Enviro Engg. Pvt. Ltd, Pune. He has completed his B.Com from Loyola college, Chennai university and MBA from IIM Bangalore. In the beginning of his career he worked for Usha sales, soon he realised that he has potential for entrepreneurship. Mr. Krishna is always passionate about the environment and in early nineties, he and an ex-colleague set up KAM AVIDA with meagre share capital of INR 501/- from then to now there has been no looking back. They are producing cleaning equipment’s. Most of the products they sell to the government.

Our DM-2 student Mr. Prafull Khade who has done his summer internship at KAM-AVIDA given a brief introduction of Mr. Manohar Krishna and requested him to share his thoughts. Mr. Krishna was very glad Mr. Prafull Khade has given such a great introduction and then he started his session with a question what is life?

There are different opinions from audience about life according to individual’s perspectives. Then Mr. Krishna explained, “Life is an experience and how to live is a science”. Further he added “we must avoid I and be live like we. They told us that excessive attachments brings sorrow, our life should dynamic with peaceful mind. Some of Important points they said are-

  • Richness is about what u feel Inside.
  • Everything we do is a matter of choice.
  • Mind and Intellect are two different things. We must work on building our intellect than mind with certain techniques.
  • To give is bigger than to take.

The session was quite interesting and interactive. After the session he planted a rose in library area. Overall it’s a great session for stress management and entrepreneurship.

Mayur Raundal

Ayushi Shukla

Guest Lecture : ‘Artificial Intelligence: Demystified’

 Speaker: Mr. Sharad Gandhi (NRI- based in Germany)

Date: 31st Aug. 2018 Day: Tuesday Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Place: IMDR Auditorium

 A Guest lecture on Artificial Intelligence titled ’Artificial Intelligence: Demystified’ was conducted at IMDR for the PGDM students. The speaker was Mr.  Sharad Gandhi who is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a Management degree from Cranford University.

Mr. Gandhi explained with examples how the popular apps or services we use in our daily lives like Apple Siri, Google Assistant, Microsoft Corona and many more have changed everyday life. He said that at the current stage, Artificial Intelligence is still evolving and it only ‘mimic’ human responses to similar situations.

He strongly mentioned that DATA is a new fuel for today’s Generation.   Today’s generation is addicted to technology like anything. We can’t think to live without technology. Artificial Intelligence is the latest development of technology. He mentioned that machines are performing better than human beings in many case and this is possible only if such machines get Data. He said that data is the new fuel of technology. Artificial Intelligence cannot be called as intelligence is it does not get a data and he specifically mentioned the RIGHT type of DATA. AI will work based on input fuelled to it and that is data. He mentioned that how knowingly or unknowingly we all are generating data and providing this to many organisations.

However, he cautioned, that, the ability of Artificial Intelligence is dependent on the examples being shown to it, better the example, and better is the analysis of AI. He also said there is a debate going on in the science community as to should AI be allowed to evolve further than where it is already. He also briefly described the future, if AI is allowed to continue it’s evolution, he said from it’s current primitive stage, AI may acquire General Intelligence and from that evolve into super intelligence which could then control everything in our lives, there is also a counter view that as AI evolves, we will also evolve and have different kind of jobs as monotonous repetitive jobs may get wiped out as during the advent of machines.

He ended with a note that AI is merely a weapon and it is the intention of the user which matters as it can be misused for monitoring individuals as is the case in China.

Student were curious to know the future growth, Problems and opportunity, job damage due to AI what is next level of AI. This curiosity of students has made them to realise how AI is impacting and will impact human life. He mentioned that the positive application of AI is going to make human life far better than today, while mentioning some negative impact of AI on human life, he provided the feasible solutions to such future problems and advised students to be optimistic about it.

Mr. Parikshit Mahankal

Dr. Suraj C. Kamble

Report on Guest lecture on- Corporate connect and Resume Building

 Speaker: Mrs. Moumita Gokhale

Date:   26/07/2018 , Time:   12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, Place:   IMDR, AUDITORIUM

IMDR, Pune had organized a guest lecture on “Corporate Connect and Resume building” by Mrs. Moumita Gokhale. This guest lecture was organized under student’s development activities. The lecture was held on 26th July 2018 at IMDR Auditorium from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. The speaker Mrs. Moumita Gokhale is an Alumnus of IMDR and a founder director of Attrans Management Solutions & Yoga Life Studio. She aims to build long term partnership with her client through value added best fit customized learning & development solutions. She brings with her around 19 years of Industry experience in Human Resource Management in all her engagement, the focus is on delivering and ensuring organizational effectiveness.


The speaker has covered, brief introduction about herself as she had her first job with Tata motors. Then she shared how she learnt to be on time by Prof. Atul Sapre at IMDR. Then she started interaction with the students asking about top 3 demands from corporate. The Qualities mentioned by her were Personal Brand, Uniqueness & Attitude. Further she added ‘If you don’t value yourself, no one will value you’. The students must build skills like adaptability, communication skills, compassion etc. During the session she also added how to build a resume & how to create impact at the time of interview. The session was quite interesting and interactive. Students asked various relevant question & being an expert of the field, she explained all the answer in systematic way. At The end of session, she was very glad & thankful for giving chance to share her thoughts.

Dr. Shikha Jain, Director – IMDR, Teaching faculty and DM-1 students were present for the session.

Mayur Raundal, Ali Saify

Report on Guest lecture on- Sales and Marketing

Speaker – Mr. Atul Karve
Date– 19/07/2018
Time– 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Place– IMDR, Auditorium

IMDR, Pune had organized the third guest lecture of 2018-19 academic year on Sales and Marketing. This Guest lecture was organized under students’ Development Activities on 19th July 2018 at IMDR Auditorium from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The speaker Mr. Atul Karve, who has 30 years of experience in FMCG, Sales and Marketing and is a consultant at Pune very famous Chitale Bandu Mithaiwale. He is a founder of ARK Consultants which provides advisory services to FMCG companies.

The speaker had commenced by brief introduction about Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and how they are sold relatively at low cost? During the session he also told how a customer’s desire is converted into determination and later converted into purchase. Further, he explained about job profiles in marketing and sales area, and explained in detail each profile and its role from a career perspective. The session was quite interactive. Students asked various relevant questions and he answered them by giving numerous examples. To make his session more interesting he shared his experience and learning.

For this session, Dr. Shikha Jain, IMDR Teaching faculty and students of DM-1, IMDR were present.

Karishma Jhala
Anoshka Khare

Guest lecture on GST- Governments and common man’s perspective

Speaker: Mr. Rajesh Pandey

Date: 19th July 2018

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

Place: IMDR Auditorium

IMDR Pune had organized its second guest lecture of academic year 2018-19 on 19th July 2018 in IMDR Auditorium from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm as a part of Students’ Development Activities. Mr. Rajesh Pandey (IRS), Additional Director General of Directorate General of GST Intelligence (Pune), was invited as a guest speaker who shared his view on GST-Government’s and common man’s perspective. The speaker Mr. Rajesh Pandey has completed his Mechanical Engineering and done his masters in ‘Trade Related Laws & WTO’. Previously he has worked as Enforcement Directorate, Central Bureau of Narcotics, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and Customs & Central Excise formation in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmadabad region.

The speaker started his session by allowing audience to present their views on GST and ask questions related to it. He later gave a brief introduction about the concept of GST and how it emerged over a period. He further explained the benefits of having GST compared to other taxes which were replaced by it. Graphical and video presentation used by him – to explain the concept – made the concept easy to understand. He also explained the Economy before and after GST. He mentioned some facts on GST and how it is going to be beneficial to both government and common man. This session has helped Students to understand what Government’s purpose is to introduce GST and how GST is going to help entire nation to reduce malpractices, corruption and overall prices of Goods and Services. The session ended with a question and answer round followed by felicitation ceremony. Mr. Rajesh Pandey was felicitated by Dr. Ambuj Gupta.

Dr. Shikha Jain, Director IMDR, Teaching faculty and students of DM-1, IMDR were present for the session.

Aarti Paruleker

Guest lecture on Blockchain – A Disruptive technology

Speaker: Mr. Atul Marathe Date: 12/07/2018 Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 am Place: IMDR, Auditorium

IMDR, Pune had organised a first guest lecture of 2018-20 academic year on Blockchain – a Disruptive Technology by Mr. Atul Marathe. This Guest lecture was organised under Students’ Development Activities. This guest lecture was organised on 12th  July 2018 at IMDR Auditorium from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Dr. Shikha Jain, IMDR Teaching faculty and students of DM- I, IMDR were present for the session. The speaker Mr. Atul Marathe who is IIT Bombay alumni and is currently working as a freelance consultant coach / mentor role, to guide others and lead from his experience and has set of organisational units with experience of over 30 years in software services and software product development industries.

The speaker  covered, brief introduction about the concept of blockchain and how it is becoming a Disruptive Technology for the world. Further, he explained the concept of Bit Coin and Cryptocurrency which made the student think over it from different angle. During the session he also explain the usage and application of blockchain Technology in business, blockchain structure, how it works and networks of blockchain.  The  session was  quite  interesting  and  interactive.  Students asked various relevant questions and being an expert of the field, he explained all the answers in systematic way. To make his session more live he shared numerous examples and videos. At the end of the session he conducted a quiz and tested the knowledge of the students.

Guest Lecture by Shri. Vishnuji Bhutada

Guest Lecture by Shri. Vishnuji Bhutada on the occasion of Make in India campaign initiative by DES (Date :- 13-9- 2017 -10.10 am to 11.10 am)

Shri Vishnuji Bhutada is Maharashtra State In-Charge of Patanajali Yog Samiti. He also looks after distribution of Patanjali products in North Maharashtra, Marathwada & Vidharbh region.
In his speech he spoke about importance of Yoga in self development and further development of the nation. He asked students to perform Yoga which would remove frustration/negativity from their mind. He also said that primary objective of the Yoga is to keep you healthy. When you become healthy you become positive and this positivity leads to creativity which further leads to productivity. If you have to become prosperous, you need to have all the attributes mentioned above. He said that remove laziness and perform Yoga.
He said that human life is a gift of almighty and we need to do good work (Karma) and avoid bad Karma. He also said that when you do something, do it selflessly.
He also informed about the Patanjali’s initiatives in research. He said that a research institute is formed at Haridwar for making ayurvedic medicine acceptable world over. He told that clinical trials are required for acquiring status to ayurvedic medicines equivalent to allopathic medicines.. This institute would conduct those trials and would make ayurvedic medicines competitive in the world market.
Dr. Abhijeet Shivane delivered the introductory speech and vote of thanks.
Prof. Vipra Tiwari, Dr. Suraj Kamble and Prof. Prajakta Pradhan attended the program. Students of PGDM I & II were present for the function.

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