The Indo-German Training Centre, Mumbai inaugurated its 2nd Executive Business Management Program on 2nd July 2011. There were 26 participants from diverse Indo-German member companies like BBraun Medical India, BASF India, Batliboi, Bayer Business Services, Bericap India, Bosch, Ericsson India, HDFC Ergo General Insurance Co., Lapp India, Volkswagen India etc. who constituted the Class of 2011 - 2012. These executives had varied experience ranging from 3 years to 20 years. They came from diverse functional areas and departments of their organizations like Accounts & Finance, Administration, Corporate Communications, Design & Development, Information Technology, Internal Audit, Operations, Production, Quality Assurance, Sales & Marketing, Strategy and Technical Services.
Each participant was handed over a welcome kit at the training centre which incorporated some valuable reading material for the candidates on What Management Is by Joan Magretta and HBR’s 10 Must Reads – The Essentials. It entailed 10 seminal articles by management’s most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration – and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies success.
The inauguration commenced with the traditionally lighting of the lamp followed by the director Ms. Radhieka R Mehta’s welcome address. She gave a brief insight on the training centre’s parent body - Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and its numerous services which it offers to its member companies. She emphasized the role of the Chamber as being a significant catalyst for the promotion of trade and industrial relations between India and Germany. She further moved on to the details of the Executive Program, its course content, strong faculty which is the forte at IGTC and most importantly emphasizing the fact that though the group size is small but definitely rich in experience, which can facilitate greater depth in the learning process.
Subsequently, senior faculty from diverse functional areas of Business Management addressed the audience and shared their perspective on the programme. Dr. Mankad, a Ph.D. in International Finance and a Post-graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, USA, gave an insight to the participants on the highly competitive and dynamic/changing economic environment and the need of professionals to be updated with the current trends in India and the world. Dr. Anil Naik, a Gold Medalist from the first batch of PGDM from IIM Calcutta and a Doctorate in Turnaround Strategy, gave the participants a brief overview on strategy and its various implications on today’s companies. He also emphasized the importance of reading numerous business magazines like India Today, Business World, Outlook etc. to keep oneself abreast with the happenings in the corporate world. Ms. Chitra Chandrasekhar, a post graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, explained the significance of Quantitative Techniques and it being an integral subject, which lays the foundation for all management modules like marketing, finance, operations and human resources. Mr. Fakih, a Masters in Financial Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, very emphatically stated that Finance was an easy subject if students apply their mind and give it its due weightage.
This was followed by each participant giving a brief introduction about themselves stating clearly their expectations from the Executive Business Management Program and ways in which the training centre could enhance their learning curve. Few of the expectations which the participants shared were a need to improve their thought process from a business perspective, exposure to overall business portfolio, work towards strategic thinking and planning, increase knowledge in commercial and financial functions, ways to enhance productivity, working in a team to increase profitability etc.
EBMP Participants Testimonials:-
"I must confess that I am truly blessed to have come and joined the Indo-German Training Centre. The class room ambience is excellent, it immediately switches us on to the learning mode and faculties are real time inspiring trusted Gurus. My batch mates are nice and supportive. I am confident the journey which I have started and the knowledge which I will gain from here, will be cherished for a long time and help me groom for future challenges."
Mr. Shailesh Patil, Divisional Manager – Sales, Batliboi Ltd.
"My experience at EBMP has been so far excellent in terms of study environment, process of delivery, content of course and mix of candidates. The ocean of knowledge, experience and methodology of imparting information by the legendary gurus’ is just extraordinary. The first couple of days, have clearly wiped out every speck of doubt to conclude that the decision to join IGTC is, one among the best & right decisions I had taken so far and I am proud to be a part of it.
Though it took several months of online self – research to come to a decision from numerous alternatives of executive management courses, today I feel, it is worth being here and I am confident that the learning’s at this institution would surely carve a better professional career in future for me. The treasure of examples from every walk of our day to day life by each Professor makes learning interesting and ignites the desire to listen to more and more. It’s just not lectures, books, laptops, presentations and certificate but a Lifetime Experience to acquire insights of Management from World Class Experts."
Mr. K. Ravikumar, Therapy Specialist & Internal Trainer, B Braun Medical India Pvt. Ltd.
"It’s difficult to describe the experience, the atmosphere and the enthusiasm of the lecturers as well as the staff members of IGTC. 2nd July 2011 was the inaugural day of EBMP at IGTC, it was good to see that they still follow the tradition of lighting the lamp before starting with new batch - “Where there is light, darkness cannot be; Where knowledge has come, ignorance must quit." - Swami Chinmayananda
"We are only two lecture’s old but I feel as if I am a part of a big family, where in participants from various background and culture have become my new friends and they are ready to help each other without any resistance. The faculties are extremely experienced and encourage class participation."
Mr. Vishal Gajdhane, System Engineer-ITO, Bayer Business Services Pvt. Ltd.
To conclude the Indo-German Training Centre looks forward to a positive exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge in class, a sound peer interaction and network which will remain with the participants for the rest of their lives.