Sunday, August 19, 2007


We arrived with loads of apprehension, confusion, skepticism and dubiety. Many questions regarding people, place, soon-to-be-batchmates etc were occupying our minds. These new places always tend to instill a sense of solicitude and disconnected.

The D-Day arrived and we were told that after registration a 4 days orientation program awaits us. Now this is called mind-reading. Our disorientated minds really needed an orientation program to re-conform and reorganize ourselves.

The orientation started with welcome by Prof. M. Thenmozhi, Faculty Adviser and subsequent address by Prof. L.S. Ganesh, HOD DoMS. This was followed by introduction of faculty members, whose credentials speak volumes about the quality of education here. Then, 1st year MBA students introduced themselves to the department. The following afternoon Mr. S. Krishnamurthy, Director, Alphabetic Inc. conducted a workshop on “Ice breaking & Team work”. The workshop indeed was an Ice-Breaker as it furnished us an opportunity to collaborate and know each other through several strategic games.

Day-2 started with an “Overview of MBA @DoMS – Systems, processes, rules” by Prof. G. Srinivasan. The session was instrumental in familiarizing us with the systems, processes of DoMS and expectations from MBA students. A panel discussion on: “Competencies that Graduating MBA’s must have at career entry” followed, moderated by Ms. Sandhya Sekhar, Former Chief, Gartner (Asia-Pacific) & Research Scholar, IITM. Many eminent personalities like Ms. Gangapiya Chakraverti, Business leader, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, India; Ms. Girija Vaidhyanathan, I.A.S, Secretary, Govt. of TN and Mr. K. Venugopal, Executive Editor, The Hindu took part in the panel discussion. Next, we had interactions with Mr. Harish Chandra, Librarian and Mr. Kasturirangan, Chief Manager, SBI. The day came to an end with a session on “Equilibrium Thinking” by Prateep V. Philip, I.P.S. and Inspector General of Police.

Day-3 began with Mr. R Dhamodaran, Director & Country Executive, IBM India Ltd., addressing students on “Skills MBAs need to develop”. Then, introduction to some of the useful, MBA curriculum relevant databases and software packages followed. Also, convocation was scheduled the same day. Hence, we went on to attend the same in the evening.

Final Day initiated with “Walk-talk, Run-Fun: IIT Darshan plan” with Col. Tensingh at 6:00am. The outbound activity gave us an opportunity to see & acknowledge the beauty of the campus and know what-is-where. Then, we advanced to Tiffanys for breakfast. Later we interacted with DoMS alumni and had lunch with them.

The orientation program proved to be of paramount significance in blending us with DoMS culture. It helped us understand and interact with the faculty, seniors & alumni and vanish our apprehensions and unease. We understand the expectations from us and the responsibilities entrusted on us. We shall try our best to take DoMS to next level of achievements.

Vishal Chourasiya,
MBA, Batch of 2009


  1. No mention of the late night orientation?!!

    Seems like something was lacking

  2. Since, possibly many wannabe domsians would also be reading the posts, i thought mention of late night orientations(by seniors) might act as deterrent. Hence, i carefully choose not to include them. Anyways i forgot to include them also :))

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