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Alumni Interactions

IFMR GSB alumni engage with their alma mater at different levels. Three key engagement that establish a strong sense of bonding are:

  • The Alumni Chapter Meets
  • Alumni Lectures at Campus
  • Mentoring of Current Students

The Alumni Chapter (TAC) meets normally take place at different Indian cities during summer when current students visit these cities for summer internships. The students organize these events and alumni from all batches present in these cities are invited to participate and interact with other alumni, current students and a few faculty members. The quality of interactions in these meetings are high and many conversations lead to several follow-up engagements.

Every quarter alumni are invited to campus to share their experience, ideas, and guidance with the students. These alumni lectures are highly sought-after events in campus, as students find opportunities to learn about different organizational roles, work environments, expectations from organizations, career progression, and typical challenges at workplace.

Several alumni members take it up on themselves to mentor current students on a 1-on-1 basis to help students acquire additional skills and capabilities to take up specific responsibilities in industries. Alumni members also help in finding suitable opportunities for current students in their respective organizations.

Apart from the above, IFMR GSB also provides a platform to the alumni to interact among themselves and explore suitable opportunities to engage among themselves. IFMR GSB also engages its alumni in other corporate engagement activities.

Alumni in News

It brings us immense joy and pride to share some of the notable achievements of our alumni in their professional worlds.

2019

Ms. Deepti George (Full-time PGDM, Class of 2008) was selected in the Power List of "India's Top 100 Women in Finance - 2019". Deepti was selected in the "Progressing" category of the award at the 2nd annual “Women in Finance” Leadership Summit India 2019, organized by Association of International Wealth Management in India. Deepti is currently Head of Policy at Dvara Research, Chennai. Deepti's expertise in institutional design aspects of financial inclusion has led to knowledge creation and discourse on fundamental questions of financial system design and delivery for India. She was part of the core technical secretariat to the RBI’s Nachiket Mor Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low Income Households. In addition, she has contributed to the RBI committees on Medium Term Path to Financial Inclusion and MSMEs. She has also undertaken research for PFRDA and MUDRA on their products for the informal sector.

Ms. Namitha Janardhan (Full-time PGDM, Class of 2008) was selected in the Power List of "India's Top 100 Women in Finance - 2019". Namitha was selected in the "Promising" category of the award at the 2nd annual “Women in Finance” Leadership Summit India 2019, organized by Association of International Wealth Management in India. Namitha is currently an AVP at Northern Arc Investments where her work involves setting up of AIF structures, fund raising, investor relations, and product design with a focus on enabling financial inclusion for the underbanked.

Mr Jacob Raphael (Part-time PGDFM, Class of 2015), Chief Operating Officer, M1Exchange was honoured with 100 Top Most Influential BFSI Leaders award during the World BFSI Congress 2019, Mumbai.

Ms Juhi Singh (Full-time PGDM, Class of 2010), Digital Evangelist & Transformation Strategist, Marico Limited was honoured with '100 Most influential Global Youth Marketing Professional Award' by ZoomTV and Global Youth Marketing Congress 2019 in recognition of her work with brands like Myntra, Reliance Jio and Eduwiz.

Mr. Sairam Balasubramani (Full-time PGDM, Class of 2017) won the first prize for his business idea and plan in the Startupedia-19 business plan pitch. Startupedia is a National level B-Plan pitch platform organized by Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad. The annual event is open to B-School students, working professionals and start-up enthusiasts. The 6th edition was attended by several VCs and Mentors with around 50 teams in the contest. The outcome is the incubation of innovative business ideas and investment by interested parties, resulting into start-ups.

Alumni Newsletter

Alumni Buzz, an informative newsletter is published periodically by IFMR GSB with contributions from the alumni, the faculty, as well as current students of IFMR GSB. The objective of the newsletter is to update our alumni about the happenings at IFMR, and about other alumni. It helps rekindle memories, connect back, and contribute to the IFMR GSB community in a more meaningful way.

Access the recent newsletters here:

Distinguished Alumnus / Alumna Awards

Since 2015 IFMR GSB has introduced Distinguished Alumnus / Alumna award to recognize and honour its alumni who have demonstrated exemplary professional achievements in their respective areas. The awardees are selected by a committee of faculty members based on the nominations received from the alumni. The selected alumni are honoured at the annual convocation.

The following are the recipients of Distinguished Alumnus / Alumna award.

2019

  • Mr. H Ramachandran, CFO of Hatsun Agro Products Ltd. (Part-time PGDFM Programme, 2002 Batch)
  • Mr. Rajaram Venkataraman, CEO, Navya Insights and VelTech Technology Business Incubator. (IFMR OUBS Programme, 2004 Batch)
  • Ms. Juhi Singh, Digital Evangelist at MD and CEO’s Office, Marico Ltd. (Full-time PGDM Programme, 2010 Batch)

2018

  • Mr. B Mohana Rangan, General Manager (Operations), Somic ZF Components Pvt. Limited. (Part-time PGDFM Programme, 2010 Batch)
  • Ms. Kalpana Kumar, Chief Caring Officer, Qube Cinema Technologies Pvt. Limited. (IFMR OUBS Programme, 2004 Batch)
  • Mr. Arun Ramnath, Head, Global Sales, Presales and Product Divisions, CARE Risk Solutions. (Full-time PGDM Programme, 2004 Batch)

2017

  • Mr. Arunachalam Veerappan, Senior Director, Finance, Flextronics. (Part-time PGDFM Programme, 1999 Batch)
  • Mr. Mahesh N, Senior General Manager, HR, TAFE Limited. (IFMR OUBS Programme)
  • Mr. Aswin Lakshmanan, Senior Program Manager, Verizon. (Full-time PGDM Programme, 2004 Batch)

2016

  • Mr. Puspendu Datta, Vice President, Sales, DSP BlackRock Investment. (Full-time PGDM Programme, 2003 Batch)

2015

  • Mr. Hari Tripathy, Practice Director, HCL Technologies. (Full-time PGDM Programme, 2003 Batch)

Academic Records Verification

If an employer or an agency wants to verify academic records of any of our alumnus, they are required to send mail to gsb.mba_verify@krea.edu.in along with copies of transcripts, degree / diploma of the student and payment transaction details. Mails sent to any other id will not be responded to.

Charges for verification of one student's record is INR 500/- and the same needs to be paid on-line to the below mentioned account:
Account Name KREA UNIVERSITY-COLLECTION PGDM
SB Bank Account No. 000101236168
Bank Name and Branch ICICI Bank, Cenotaph Branch
IFSC Code ICIC0000001

The education verification requests will be responded from Monday to Friday (other than public holidays) only within three working days of receiving the request.

If you do not receive any response within the timelines mentioned above, you may escalate the same to gsb.mba_progoffice@krea.edu.in Mails sent to any other id will not be attended to.

Connect with Us

If you are an alumnus / alumna of IFMR GSB and you want to share any update or if you have any queries or you need any support, please write to Senior Manager, MBA Programme and Alumni Relations, Mr. G. Ravi Shankar ravisha@ifmr.ac.in or to alumnichair@ifmr.ac.in. Please do mention your year of passing and programme name while writing to us.

Explore more about IFMR GSB alumni interactions at https://ifmr.almaconnect.com/