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Internships are career building opportunities that a student gets while studying management education. And it becomes even more valuable if we do it from a start-up. Start-ups give opportunity to be yourself and learn from scratch. My name is  Jayasree Rakshit, doing MBA from Globsyn Business School, Kolkata, and I went through a life changing experience in one such start-up. My SIP experience at GetMyUni Education Services Pvt. Ltd. began as an intern in the inside sales team, at the end of April, 2019. GetMyUni is the first social college search platform which helps young aspirants make right education choices via student reviews and insights. They also enable them to get valuable industry experience via student challenges on skill-based hiring platform. Over the past weeks I have met many amazing individuals and have learned about the nuances of sales. These two factors have been the highlights of my summer internship. As a member of the inside sales team, I relish the camaraderie I shared with my seniors and peers. I would have never imagined how tight-knit my team has become with all our inside-jokes and hilarious stories. Working with my team has made work fun and productive. Some of the best memories are created when we share meals together, attend meetings, call prospects, as well as laugh at each others' mistakes and quirks. My GetMyUni internship has been full of fun, yet I have had learning opportunities every single day. In the last two months, I have worked on numerous sales campaigns. As an intern we make verbal interaction and call students to counsel them in regards to college so as to generate leads. Counselling involves helping the young students take the right direction towards their dream career by providing them with details of different colleges, sources, scholarship opportunities, course structure and fees. These details give them the right direction towards their prospective career. I also attended various training classes on digital marketing, Google ads, Google Sheet, Excel, Push and Pull Marketing strategies, and the correct way to pitch for services. My summer internship at GetMyUni has been an experiment of sorts as my job responsibilities included running various job searches for career interests and consulting the best career choices. Being a sales intern was enlightening because it is rewarding to learn about various offerings and developing a deeper understanding of an industry of which I previously had very little knowledge. This internship has helped me develop my soft skills and helped diversify my experience. It is very fulfilling knowing that I, being a student myself, have spent my summer doing something that has a positive impact on students’ academic successes. Everyone at GetMyUni were extremely helpful and supportive regarding any confusions I had and have always helped me whenever I needed their support throughout my internship, especially the Operation Team. I learned how to work with a team in a corporate environment, and the lessons learnt shall benefit me tremendously in the future, both in college and professionally. Overall, I had a great experience as

Young minds from multiple states will soon be thronging the corridors of Globsyn Business School (GBS) with dreams in their eyes in search of a corporate career. Coming from diverse backgrounds, these students will enter the gates of the School as strangers, but after two years, will unitedly walk out not just as proud GBS alumni but as friends for life. With the new academic session just around the corner, we thought of taking this platform to highlight some of the little joys that unity in diversity brings. ‘Unity in Diversity’ is the proverb we have heard a lot about. When we talk about diversity, we do not just talk about race and gender. We talk about a group of people coming together from various social stratas with different cultures, languages, experiences and educational backgrounds, involving in robust debates with differing opinions that has a propensity to spark innovative ideas in the students’ minds. Irrespective of the fact that whether the innovation is applied to management or product, if every person in the group thinks about the problem differently, it tends that they come up with a different conclusion. And that’s because each one of them come from an extremely different area and a different belief system. However, this does not happen when every person in the group is from the same background and the probability is that the conclusion will tend to be the same. To get a better understanding on why diversity matters so much in business schools and how it benefits the students in their professional life, let us go through the following points: Diversity helps students to succeed in their future career. It teaches students to develop kindliness, understandability and sensitivity to human differences. Thus, leading to successful performances in today’s diverse personnel. Diversity grooms students to work in the global society. If you have been admitted into a business school, it means you are already on the threshold of a professional life. And a professional life is diverse in itself because whether it is your employers, co-workers, customers, or clients, everyone comes from different backgrounds. A business school with a diverse student community will definitely help a young manager to survive in the global corporate market. Diversity expands sophistication and worldliness while augmenting social expansion. Somewhere and at some point in time, you will face segregation or antipathy from another group of people. But a business school with a diverse background can always enrich your mind and expand your social circle by giving you the opportunity to interact with diverse people. Diversity helps increase the students’ knowledge-base. Interacting with those who are different from us enriches our knowledge about other people, and this results in creating a strong knowledge base about the world. Diversity promotes creative and innovative thinking. Diversity helps you to think out of the box. It helps you to see the problems from multiple perspectives and let you solve it with innovative techniques. Diversity helps in self-cognizance. Learning from people who belong to different backgrounds and

My name is Chandni Sharma and I’m pursuing my PGDM from Globsyn Business School (GBS). As an integral part of our curriculum, a 10-12 weeks SIP opportunity is extended to all first-year students of the school, which allows us to apply our knowledge, and improve our interpersonal skills, whilst working with various national and multinational organizations across multiple sectors in the real world. My internship experience with Karvy Stock Broking Limited as a Finance Intern has been an eye opening opportunity. Till now I have been exposed to several different departments involving various aspects of finance allowing me to experience working on a variety of tasks. The projects I have been given have allowed me to apply my theoretical knowledge to practical experiences, as well provided me with the opportunity to learn several new skills that I was not exposed to previously. During my SIP at Karvy, I learned countless things about how business work, about day-to-day proceedings in an office and about corporate life in general. I performed several important tasks specific to my interest in the Risk Management field, including training on products and essentials of capital market, equity markets, investment and trading Pitching to clients and learning from the experience on sales presentation. Karvy has not only given me the tools to be a successful professional, but also gave me these tools in a laid-back, fun environment in which everyone genuinely enjoys working. I have also learned how to meet with potential customers explain them the benefits, services and options available in stock market, close a sales call and gain real perspective. They have assigned me tasks which include doing an awareness programme for companies and housing society so that people can invest, earn and learn about stock market. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone pursuing a career in the field of Finance, as at Karvy there is something for everyone. I would also like to thank Globsyn Business School for giving me such a wonderful experience. Chandni Sharma PGDM Batch-08, Globsyn Business School   If you have enjoyed reading this blog, then you will like reading Globsyn Business School’s student, Shagufta Farheen's  (PGDM Batch – 8) blog: Summer Internship Program at Kellogg's

Calcutta Management Association (CMA) introduced a new programme entitled “Knowledge Exchange Series” (KES) in the form of evening lecture sessions, with the basic objective to provide a platform where invited guest speakers will be sharing their learnings, ideas and experiences on a particular theme. However, instead of traditional and often discussed subject matters, the objective of the Series is to bring into focus a few contemporary and “disruptive” issues which are of concern to the present day economic and social life of the country. As a Knowledge Partner to the recently held seminar on 'The Business and Social Impact of Malpractices in Cyber Universe' , organised by the CMA as a part of its Knowledge Exchange Series, Globsyn Knowledge Foundation had the wonderful experience of listening to Mr. Sandeep Sengupta, CISA, Certified Ethical Hacker, MD, ISOAH Data Securities Pvt. Ltd. He broke the entire topic in 2 sections – Cyber and its Malpractices. Mr. Sengupta explained the term Cyber which is all about the internet. He discussed the history of internet that started with Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) and the network is known as ARPANET. In 1983, ARPA adopted Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) which is used to access the internet. He also specified the first browser named as MOSAIC that is used as an interface to access the internet and described the various technical details of World Wide Web, and how fibre optic cables laid under the sea is used as a connecting medium of multiple computers. Mr. Sengupta is in the job of developing new protocols that set standards while exchanging information through internet. He explained the term 'standards' that include data security while transferring information. Current protocols still have some loopholes which leads the security breach, and Mr. Sengupta and his team are in the process of creating much secured protocols that will stop data breaching. While mentioning the cyber malpractices, he mentioned 3 Cs – Communication, Culture and Creativity. The more these Cs are taken care of while data exchanging the more secured the data will be. He gave an example of 'A' in India exchanging message with 'B' in India.  When 'A' send the message, no wonder the message may travel through various servers located in various countries before it reached 'B'. Now in this scenario, there must be stringent legal provisions in the said countries that ensures that data is reached from sender to receiver, without being adulterated. In conclusion, Mr. Sengupta urged the management students to think about standardizing the protocols legally so that there are minimum chances of data breaching and work towards it.   Prof. Kaushik Ghosh IS School of Intelligence

Today, as I get out from my bed in the morning and recount many memories, think of the very existence and growth of Globsyn Group in Kolkata, be it Infinity, TechnoCampus, Software Finishing School or Globsyn Crystals - which are the very foundations of existence and well-being in our professional and even personal life - has happened because of one person. He held my hand, advised and guided me, took me to the power echelons in a city, which I did not know at all during my early days, and laid the foundation of Globsyn Group that everyone knows of today. This person is none other than my very own Nandan Da - Nandan Bhattacharya to many - who passed away yesterday, and I have been thinking of him and his contribution to me, my family, Globsyn Group, and society at large

My name is Shagufta Farheen and I’m pursuing PGDM from Globsyn Business School in Kolkata. It has been more than 5 weeks now that I am pursuing my summer internship at Kellogg's and yet I feel that I started just yesterday! The journey has been rewarding beyond my imagination. It has been an awesome learning experience so far and I would like to take this opportunity and platform to share some of my experiences with you. The Selection I feel lucky to be selected for internship at Kellogg's as there is much demand for getting placed in this highly esteemed international giant. I remember feeling very excited to be able to procure this offer and could not wait to start my journey with Kellogg's so that I could work and learn from the industry veterans and experts. The Beginning It was at the end of April that many of us from Globsyn B-School have started our internships at various organizations like Aditya Birla Capital, HDFC Bank, etc., and for me it was Kellogg's. My first task began with visits to various stores of modern day trade in Kolkata, primarily Big Bazaar and Spencer's, where Kellogg's sells its products. I had to visit these stores and check for stock availability, stock presentation in the stores and whether there is any requirement of new stock. Work at Stores My task was to visit the stores and check the planogram of the products of Kellogg's, and try to increasing facing of fast-selling and/or premium products. During my internship, I have learned that checking the planogram includes many sub-tasks, such as: Checking whether the innovation products are arranged in Diamond Shape and at eye-level. The customers for such products mostly comprise of women, and hence it is necessary that the products are placed at such a height that it becomes easy for them to notice. Ensuring whether the products are placed in a Descending Order, meaning that the higher quantity products are at the top of the rack and lowest quantity of the same product is placed lowest on the rack. This arrangement encourages people to buy the higher quantity products. Ensuring that the products are located in the Power Aisle - the place where customers are bound to go, places like the area around the cash counter, near the entrance, etc. This ensures that every customer notices the products and the more they notice, they more they are willing to buy. Seeing to it that the products have the Right Adjacency. For example, breakfast cereals need to be placed near Malted Food Drinks (MFD), or near the placement of milk, snacks, chips, etc. This way people notice the alternatives or add-ons to the products they are buying and consider buying our products. Convincing the Store Manager to allot More Facings to products that are fast selling and are in-demand and it was my responsibility to explain to him how to reach target sales figures. I will try to give you an easy example, if a product is high priced

We are living in an age of rapid technological changes. By the year 2020, there will arise an increasing demand for about 3.3 billion workforce in the services and intensive-manufacturing sectors. This phase of structural transformation is not only focused globally, but is also expected to play out in India where 75% employment opportunities will arise in fields of services and manufacturing sectors. This structural shift in employment will increase demand for sophisticated workers, innovators, and thinkers who can thrive in a globally-connected and dynamic economy. And this can only be achieved if our prevalent education system is able to create an academic curriculum that is not only globally pertinent and competitive but is also able to serve the needs of both the domestic and global industrial standards. The first and foremost step in this direction is to integrate the Indian education system with a relevant and updated academic curriculum that will cater to the various industry standard needs and give higher education in the country a much needed boost of elasticity and compatibility. Any academic foundation is balanced on mainly two pillars – faculty and students. In the prevalent times, teacher should realize that the purpose of teaching is not just to cover the entire curricula but also to educate the students of elements beyond education. Students on the other hand, needs to be motivated enough to pursue knowledge not just within the walls of a classroom but also beyond it. Self learning and exposure to the latest technologies coupled with a focus on 'entrepreneurship on campus' by introducing active incubation/entrepreneurship cells, increased collaboration with leading corporates and proper coordination between the stakeholders – students, faculty, parents, government bodies, corporates – will also work towards facilitating a practice of designing globally competitive academic curricula for the students pursuing higher education in India. Pedagogy or the activities of educating is another decisive factor in shaping a globally competitive higher education system in a country. The foundation of pedagogy stands on the vortex of strong academicians who are not afraid to devise newer ways to impart teaching, to make pedagogy more adaptable to the needs of time and interesting to the millennial students. Gone are the days when an academician was considered to be 'good' if he had sound theoretical knowledge. In today's world, a faculty should not only have sound theoretical knowledge of his subject but he should also have an equal amount on industry exposure in order to be considered competent enough during pedagogy delivery and faculty audit. Apart from a balanced and updated academic curriculum and pedagogy style, the third most important step towards global relevance and competitiveness of the Higher Education system in our country is to adopt and adapt to high-end technologies in addressing the various evaluation and delivery needs of our academic institutions. In this millennia, Technology Adoption holds as much importance as other traditional meaning of academic delivery. It has the potential to make the education system more dependable and trustworthy, by aiding the various systems and

Hello, my name is Budhaditya Mondal and I am from Kolkata, ‘The City of Joy’. I would like to take this opportunity to share my Summer Internship Program (SIP) from one of India’s largest paint company – Asian Paints. For me it is a dream come true to have my first brush with corporate experience from such a market leader. I started my summer internship at Asian Paints as a Research Analyst, where I was tasked with visiting different Dealers, Contractors and also Customers from all over Kolkata to understand the problems that they are facing in the Asian Paints Premium Range Products. Now, there are three types of product range in Paint Industry – Economic Range, Luxury Range and Premium Range. Asian Paints has no problem with Economic and Luxury Ranges, as they are the market leaders of these two sects. However, in case of Premium Range, it faces a lot of challenges from immediate competitors like Berger, Nerolac, ICI, Indigo and Shalimar Paints. In such a scenario, I was given the responsibility to understand the overall interior Premium Range Market in Kolkata and also to execute a plan for Asian Paints to out-grow its competitors and help it to become the Market Leaders in Interior Premium Range section. My experience of SIP at Asian Paints has been a great learning curve for me as I got to work alongside and learn from so many veterans of the company, especially the Territory Sales Officers and Regional Sales Officer. Till now I had visited 47 dealers and also organized two ‘Contractors Meet’ in Baguiati (Hotel Shivagan) and Garia (Jatra Suru Sangha) for launching new lucrative schemes for contractors. As someone who is taking initial steps into the corporate world, I felt really welcomed when my seniors at Asian Paints, with its friendly environment, gave me all the support I needed while treating me as an employee instead of just an intern.  Being a Globsynite, I want to thank Globsyn Business School, our CRP team and my faculty members for their continuous contribution in my SIP journey.   Budhaditya Mondal PGDM Batch - 08, Globsyn Business School   If you have enjoyed reading this blog then you will like reading Globsyn Business School's (PGDM Batch - 7) student, Sneha Ranjan's blog: My Summer Internship at Tata Steel

Internet has become part of our daily life. We use it for number of reasons like searching for particular information, financial transactions, filling up online applications, gaming, social networking etc. The Internet/Telecom service providers charge their subscribers based on the data consumed/data plan subscribed. It’s known to all that the amount of data consumed during a particular surfing period/session is highly dependent on type of content accessed. For e.g. if anyone watching online video for an hour, his/her data consumed is much higher than that of a person who is browsing only text documents/web pages. Now let’s assume a hypothetical situation. The ISPs start charging to their subscribers based on websites/app visits. Say for example, ISP 'A' charges to their subscribers on browsing websites 'X', 'Y' and 'Z' but they provide free service on browsing websites 'D', 'E' and 'F'. On the other hand ISP 'B' throttles its network speed on browsing some specific websites/apps and provides full network speed for all other websites/apps. In these two scenarios, the ISPs are biased towards some specific apps/websites on providing their service. This implies that the ISPs are not neutral towards the content their subscribers browsed. Here comes the question of Network Neutrality/Net Neutrality. Network neutrality or Net neutrality refers to the idea that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should treat all data that travels over their data networks freely, without inappropriate discrimination in favor of some specific apps, sites or services. It can also be defined as the principle that individuals should be free to access all web content and applications equally, regardless of the source, without ISPs discriminating against some particular online services or applications. In other words, it is the principle that the ISP that connects you to the internet does not get to control what you access on the internet. This principle is directly related to the protection of the future of the open Internet. If we consider the power supply sector for better understanding of the ‘neutrality’ concept then the scenario looks like-the power supply companies charge their consumers based on units of electricity consumed for various purposes like for running television, refrigerators, mixers, bulbs, air coolers etc. The electricity company does not specify the end usage of the units consumer purchase, does not discriminate between brands or type of appliances on costs, quality of electricity etc. The same logic applies to the internet. Net neutrality has to be defined as no discrimination to the users on the basis of access, speed, and content. While the first two aspects are in the purview of internet service providers, the last one – content – is under the platform providers. Now have a look at two incidents, which happened in India, related to this issue. Few years ago, Facebook launched Internet.org in India with Reliance Communications. It aimed to provide free access to some websites through an app. Under this project, Bing was offered as the only search engine. Sunil Mittal, CEO of Bharti Airtel, criticized the concept. But in the same year, Airtel announced

Thirty-five Kalyani Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF) volunteers visited the St. Joseph's Old Age Home recently, to celebrate the birthday of the resident senior citizens. The entire home was decorated for the occasion by these KYLF volunteers to celebrate the birthdays of the elders’. A number of cultural extravaganza and games were lined up to make this day memorable, complete with a cake cutting ceremony, distribution of birthday gifts & cards, and was later followed by song and dance performances by the student volunteers of KYLF, in which the elders also too, took part, enjoyed and received gifts for their performances. The moments spent there by the students of Globsyn Business School and KYLF volunteers, were like a roller coaster ride of emotional moments and sentimental memories which they will never forget in their lifetimes. Some of them chose this platform to share their experiences with the world. 1. Divyani Singh - It was a wonderful feeling performing for them and feeling the immense love that they showed to us. I have never had a more beautiful audience to sing to. 2. Shumedha Ghosh Dastidhar - It was a wonderful feeling performing for the elders. As a performer all we want is to entertain others and seeing them enjoying made me very happy. I would love to come back and perform for them once again. 3. Ritiman Thakur - I have taken back some wonderful memories from St. Joseph's Old Age Home. I lost my grandparent in the recent past, and therefore, with so many grandparents out here, I felt myself to be in a place where I intend to spend my upcoming days of love and peace. Their company made my loss a little less painful. Thank you St. Joseph's Old Age Home. 4. Tisha Ghosh - It was great being a part of this stupendous event with the elders. It felt really good to be with them for almost 2 hours and put a smile on their face. Wish to come back here more often. 5. Mubasshir Salam Khan - St. Joseph's Old Age Home, is a kind of home for those all people who for some reason, do not have their children to take care of them in their old age. I felt very emotional when I interacted with an old lady who lives in that old age home because both of her daughters are married and well settled. I was so sad and depressed to see that there are such homes where old people have to live without their families. To give them some moments of happiness, we organized a birthday party for all of them, entertained them with  dance and song, and we also gave them few gifts and birthday cards. I wish we all get many more such opportunities to visit so that they do not feel that they are alone. I would like to thank Globsyn Business School, as well as KYLF for giving us this opportunity. 6. Roshni Jaiswal - On the eve and under the brightness of Diwali festival, Globsyn Business School and KYLF decided