Trichy: Asking management students at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Trichy to become good problem-solving managers, chairman, Chennai Port Trust, P Raveendran has exhorted them to rely more on facts than opinions to take decisions.
Delivering the keynote address at the 8th Foundation Day of IIM Trichy as the 11th Indian Institute of Management on Saturday, he advised them to analyze the problem at hand instead of taking hasty decisions. He also mentioned that an organisation will not function effectively if employees did not have clarity on their role. He urged them to consider government jobs to give back to the country and contribute towards its progress.
Inaugurating the event, managing director of Sundaram Finance Group, T T Srinivasaraghavan, described what made a good leader and broke down ‘leadership’ as an acronym with attributes such as listening and learning, empathy, articulation, decisiveness, empowerment, role model, strength, humility and integrity, inspirational and people’s person. He stressed on keeping minds open to new possibilities and learn from everyone irrespective of their educational background.
Director, IIM Trichy, Bhimaraya Metri, spoke about IIM Trichy’s progress with regard to its infrastructural facilities, programmes and ranking. Students of IIM engage in Make A Difference (MAD) project to aid the different strata of the society as part of their social responsibility. The best MAD project award was given to students from PGP 2017-19, Nandhini N, Pawan Reddy, Aditya Karvasara, Sreekar Raj, Nagesh Kopparthi and Himanshu Ratnam. The award-winning project was titled “design and implementation of the framework for early identification of disability among children” under the guidance of Hari Sreekumar.
They collaborated with Holy Cross Service Society, Trichy under the guidance of Prabakar to make a difference in the life of children who showed signs of developmental delays. The chief guest also presented the awards of Legal Awareness Quiz organized at IIM Trichy under the guidance of National Commission for Women.