NIPM Student Chapter Inaugurated at ASB


Thiruvananthapuram: The inaugural function of NIPM Student Chapter was held at Asian School of Business (ASB), Technocity, Pallippuram.The event began with the arrival of two eminent individuals in the field of HR, Sudeep, Chairman, NIPM, Trivandrum Chapter and Ajish, Global Competency Manager, Tata Elxsi. Along with the chief guests Sudeep and Ajish, others on the dais were Dr. George Thomas, Director, Asian School of Business; Prof. Dipu B., Mentor, NIPM Student Chapter – ASB; and Vivarthana J Vijayan, NIPM Student Chapter Chairman.

The function began with the lighting of the lamp and a silent prayer. The presidential address was delivered by Dr.George Thomas. The students and teachers of Asian School of Business were present.

NIPM – National Institute of Personnel Management – is one of the premier institutes in the country that has recruited, trained and maintained personnel in the field of Human Resources. With over 53 chapters all over India, the need for a venture at Asian School of Business as well was felt acutely. The chapter was formally inaugurated by Sudeep, which was followed by his session on, ‘Igniting young minds.’

Sudeep has held many important positions at NIPM before becoming the Chairman. He took his Masters in Social Work from Loyola College and LLB from Kerala University. It was during his time that the NIPM had organised a National Conference of NIPM at Trivandrum. He spoke about himself and on how a person of humble beginnings could be successful. He made his life experiences beautiful examples on how anyone can be what he wants to be with sheer hard work, luck and networking in the same field.

The next session was by Ajish. He is an HR professional by passion and an ardent technology enthusiast. He has been with Tata Elxsi for quite a few years now and his leadership qualities have made it one of the biggest core technology companies in Kerala. He had also been with the Ernst & Young People Team as the Associate Director HR for its Kerala Operations. His speech was subtle, filled with intelligent humour and knowledge as well. He spoke about, ‘New Generation HR Practices’ which is a highly debated topic nowadays.

With the fear of automation in all the fields and the loss of livelihood for many HR personnel, his speech was an eye-opener. He explained with data, figures and clear examples that such a thing is just a myth. The only thing any HR manager should take care is to move ahead with the technology with clear understanding of how everything works rather than being aloof to the changes around him or her.

A question and answer session was also held. Anand R. Babu, Vice Chairman, NIPM Student Chapter proposed the vote of thanks.