Providence School of Business organized and conducted an awareness program on Sustainable Menstruation: Knowledge and Management on June 1st, 2022 in view of World Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrated on May 28, 2022.
Ms. Kavya, Sustainability and Sexual Rights Consultant, founder of Eco Feminist Research Foundation was the resource person for the program. She delivered a detailed presentation and demonstration on Sustainable menstruation, its importance, sustainable menstrual products, menstrual hygiene, and the flip side of the sanitary pad to the students, teaching and non-teaching staff of providence. The session provides more avenues to debunk the myths, taboos, and stereotypes about periods and particularly on the use of sustainable menstrual products.
The PSB management trainees of the 2020-2022 batch bagged top prizes at MIM 1.0 Prithvi management festival organized by Mohandas Institute of Management on 27th May 2022.
Ms. Devika Mohan grabbed the runner-up prize for "Best Manager", while Priydarsini and Suman Eapen put up a valiant effort in the "Business Quiz".
Team PSB comprising of Abin Alex, Akhil Madhu, Akhilesh Krishnan an Gibi George won the coveted "Best Management Team" prize.
Providence School of Business launched the "Coffee with a CEO" series on April 26th, 2022.
Mr. Venkitraman Anand, CEO and Whole-Time Director Harrisons Malyalam Ltd, was our guest. A seasoned leader and turnaround specialist, he spent two hours with us sharing his leadership journey.
Our management trainees learned about his career, the decisions he made that shaped his career, and the challenges he faced, in the span of four decades in the industry.
He spoke of must have mindsets and values that future generations of leaders should inculcate.
Providence School of Business organized a one-day business plan competition for under graduate college students under the theme "Ente Alappuzha", wherein proposals were invited to enchance and develop the Alappuzha district. The business plan competition had a prize pool of Rs 11,500 to be distributed amongst the winner and runners-up.
Alongside the main event, PSB also organized an inter-collegiate debate on the topic "Climate change is a catastrophe not a technical complexity", with a prize of Rs 2,500 for the best performing team.
The day was spiced up with an exciting treasure hunt on the Providence campus for teams of 4 people, with a prize of Rs 2,500 for the winning team.
Women's Day this year marked with a colloquium hosted by Providence School of Business, Chengannur, with an eminent speaker panel comprising of Ms. Shalini Warrier, Executive Director & Retail Business Head of Federal Bank, Ms. Sobha Viswanath, Social Entrepreneur & Founder of Weavers Village & Bhoomika NGO, and Ms. May Joy, founder of ZIVA Maternity Wear.
The event was inaugurated by Dr. Santosh Simon, Principal, and the session was moderated by Dr. Smarty Mukundan, Director, Providence School of Business.
The event was well received with the participation of our management trainees and trainee engineers under the coordination by Ms. Reshmi Alex (Assistant Professor, PSB) & Ms. Shirley Sam (Assistant Professor, Department of Science & Humanities).
Conducted online, the event was attended by visitors from around Kerala and outside India.
The audience were able to capture some key insights from the speakers including "Be a continuous learner", "Be agile and adaptable", "Integrate work and life", "Believe in yourself", "Be a dreamer and dream big", "Be financially independent", and "Create your own identity".
The chairperson of Providence College of Engineering and School of Business announced the appointment of Prof. Radhakrishnan Nair as the Honorary Director of the Providence School of Business.
Taking charge from 1st September 2021, Prof. Nair will develop and lead the strategic growth of the business school with the mission to make it a premier school of choice for management studies.
Radhakrishnan Nair is an alumnus of XLRI (Xavier’s Labor Relations Institute), Jamshedpur. He completed the Post Graduate Diploma Program in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations in the year 1984.
Since then, he has worked in diverse industries and cultures in a career spanning close to 35 years, during which he worked in worked in various organizations including:
His experience of heading the HR function at a plant and company level spreads over a two and a half decades.
In early 2014 he was given an opportunity to move into academics as a Professor in Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning a (Deemed to be University). During this phase he was assigned roles of the Director of the Prasanti Nilayam Campus, the Dean of Faculty of Management and Commerce and the Head of the Department of Management and Commerce.
After close to five years, in 2018, he left the institute to focus on his spiritual progress and to play a role in his village Chengannur in Kerala focusing on the development young adults.
Since then, he has been playing the role of guest faculty at Providence College of Engineering and Goa Institute of Management. In addition to being an advisor to the chairperson of Providence College of Engineering, Mr. Nair sits on the advisory board of Claricent Partners, Mumbai an HR consulting firm and Karkinos, a startup focused on making cancer care affordable.