My Journey in PIBM

My Journey in PIBM

I joined PIBM on the 21st of June, 2015. The journey that I had in PIBM in Business Orientation Program was a fruitful learning in my life. From academic experience to extracurricular activity from corporate session to industrial visit, I learnt a lot in this process.

I will start with the industrial visits that we had where I visited 4 different industries. Before coming in PIBM, I never had any experience of visiting any Industry and didn’t have any knowledge or idea about how things happen inside a manufacturing plant. The 1st visit was at a retail store named DECATHALON. It was a sport item large retail or consumer end store, where we could find almost every products related to sports. I learnt how to manage such a big store in such a logical sensible manner without any nuisance. There I learn the first lesson regarding customer satisfaction. 2nd visit was at manufacturing and assembling plant of JOHN DEERE. It was the first time in my life when I saw how management plays a vital role in the corporate world. Here I saw how time management matter in smooth running of industry. The third visit that I had was at TIMES OF INDIA printing press. I came to know about all the process that followed through in printing a paper. The last company that I visited recently was at BHARAT FORGE which is a forge industry. Overall it was a memorable journey.

At PIBM, we had lot of corporate interaction through which I have gained immense knowledge. We had corporate interaction sessions every weekend and sometimes even more than that. In these sessions the experienced corporate heads coming from various sectors shared their experience and cleared our thoughts or queries. As all the corporate heads were from various background, we got the opportunity to know all subjective aspects whether it is HR, FINANCE or MARKETING.

Apart from teaching in the class, we can always go to faculty room and clear our doubts. They provide us extra classes for the doubts we have. We also have a feedback session with our teachers where they tell us in which field we need to improve. All the faculty members take good care by providing good guidance.

Apart from the process of acquiring knowledge and skills, we enjoyed sports events as well as talent search show named “ARAMBH”. As music and sports or any other extra activity is needed for a relaxed mind and perfect body, we got both with these two events. We have a regular session on music and fitness of body by the evening. As per me, these two events means a lot because I participated in both the event and achieved a small success in both. 

So, I enjoyed a lot in all these events that we had in these days during our foundation course. In the end, I will certainly say this that it is the first time in my life, where I have not been taught lessons, but involved with lessons. So, I hope a successful journey in PIBM in the upcoming times.


Kim Kabir
Batch 2015-17


A New Beginning.. Beginning of our Careers.. Beginning of our Hard Work.. Passion.. Commitment.. Determination.. Dreams.. Beginning of a journey to success.. which is guided and supported by PIBM.. Our college our family..
I remember the day one in uniform full of enthusiasm when PIBM was welcoming us and silently giving a promise to  take us all to the pinnacle. We started our foundation program of 2 months. The purpose of this orientation was to make us understand crucial importance and get us ready for the upcoming 18 months. We were not only introduced to our subjects under each specialization but also to our faculties who will be as they were available 24*7 to groom us, guide us, to hear our problems and to solve them.
Further an introduction to our course and subjects we saw the pragmatic side also through visiting industries like PepsiCo, Whirlpool, Haier, Volkswagen, PIAGGIO and approximately more than 15 different companies in total, to experience the behind big story of any product and industry of which we will be part of tomorrow.
But today being students we need to understand the requirements within us to become a well suited corporate so we were privileged to have interactions with almost 30 corporates with designations like CEOs, VPs, Directors etc. through which we got to know the expectations of industry from fresher like us about our required knowledge, skills, attitude for this journey.
A lot of conceptual based sessions were conducted to make us strong with our concepts and removing our doubts regarding the same. Making us understand is not the only thing done here but also assuring that yes we actually understood is what PIBM does by taking evaluation on weekly basis, giving assignments, presentations and report on visits on daily basis.
Apart from curriculum we spend our evening with engagement activities comprising Gym, Aerobics, Guitar, Drum, Chess, Football, Badminton etc. and let me also tell you about the most exciting events held cultural day 'Aarambh' and sports day 'Aahvaan' organized by committees made up of us only.
So right from
Morning to Evening..
College to Hostel..
Discipline to Fun..
Time Management to Time Arrangement..
Deadlines to Attendance..
Perceptions to Understandings..
Short term to Long term Goals..
Late night fun to early morning assignments..
Classes to events..
CCD to Terrace Canteen..
Corporate Interaction to Industry Visits..
Mess food to homemade things with us..
Missing homes to busy in presentations..
Tears to smiles..
New to lot of new friends..
Unlearning, learning to relearning..
Trailers of lot many such things we experienced.. and so eagerly waiting to watch the whole picture.. Leading to our success..

Cibaca Maloo
Batch 2015-17


Pune Institute of Business Management has been working hard for the development of the students and making them capable of facing any challenge in Corporate World. Since its inception in 2007, Institute has grown in terms of students taking admission in PGDM and MBA courses.

In past few years, PIBM has produced stupendous placement results achieving 100% mark every year. Today PIBM has 3000+ success stories to show to the world. PIBM students are today working in top National & Multi-National companies at mid and senior level positions. They indeed have made PIBM proud by giving their 100% in their respective companies and producing results.

PIBM is known for its unique and rigorous training to develop students’ knowledge with entrepreneurial mindset. Key features of training are:
  • Profile Oriented Training - PIBM students are trained specifically for the industry requirements under various major profiles in Finance, Marketing & Human Resource domains
  • Interface with Industry - Students are kept abreast with the latest trends in various sectors of the industry through
    • Every weekend interaction with Corporate stalwarts like Presidents,Vice-Presidents, CEOs, CFOs, Directors, Founders and many more  
    • Regular visits to companies to develop practical acumen in various functions of Business like Manufacturing, Operations, Sales, Human Resource Management etc.
  • Corporate Advisory Panel - PIBM’s esteemed Corporate Advisory Panel has members from various top National & Multi-national companies. PIBM students are trained by panel on latest industry trends & requirements, practical knowledge of Business, and how to crack Placement process to achieve dream jobs
  • Personality Development - PIBM students are trained on various communication aspects and development of personality by our team of professional trainers. This rigorous training makes PIBM students confident and bold to face any challenges of the corporate world
  • Building Body & Mind together - Daily and compulsory Gym, Aerobics and Meditation sessions by experienced trainers makes students sharp with their mind and active with their body. Students are assisted by Institute in building various hobbies like music, dancing etc. which improves their overall personality
Because of the rigorous and result oriented training, PIBM has always received positive reviews from Corporate as well as Students community.

Although like every coin has two faces, similarly not everything has been good for Pune Institute of Business Management. Education Sector is vast but because of the increased number of colleges providing MBA/PGDM courses and decrease in the number of students opting for management discipline, the competition has grown. In spite of this fierce competition, PIBM has remained one of top preferred destinations for MBA/PGDM aspirants because of the strong and rigorous training process.

In past few weeks, some of the competitors of PIBM have become very active and trying to defame the college. People are being paid by these competitors to put fake PIBM complaints and negative reviews. In few of the cases, people have created fake profiles on social media just to put bad comments and fake negative reviews about PIBM. Although like any other good B-School of India, we were concerned by the review and went ahead to solve the problem of the person. But being a fake profile made just with one objective, we never received any reply and any chance to solve the problem.

Pune Institute of Business Management has always been very open about training process and placements. So, this is a sincere request to all the genuine aspirants that before making most important decision of your career to join any Institute, please do a complete research about that Institute. As far as PIBM is concerned, we always welcome you to visit our Institute, see our training process, meet our students and talk to our corporate trainers.

We are there on social media where we post pictures of students getting trained by corporates which happens every weekend

You can visit our Corporate Interaction website - where you can see the profiles of all the corporate guests who visit PIBM.

In case you wish to apply online for admission into one of our courses you can visit - which is our Web Application for online appllication

And of course, you can visit our website - for more details about Pune Institute of Business Management.

So, instead of relying on some fake negative PIBM reviews posted in some of the websites, we urge you to do your own research and talk to us directly. Joining a B-School is one of the most important decisions of your career, so don’t let someone else decide your future when they are just cashing on your innocence.

Pune Institute of Business Management

Managing Change in Business Environment !!

"Your success in life isn’t based on your ability to simply change. It is based on your ability to change faster than your competition, customers and business" – Mark Sanborn

In this era of Globalization - shorter product shelf lives, rapid technology advancement, fast changing consumer tastes & preferences and dynamic pricing & financial strategies have truly redefined the global business landscape making this world a much smaller place & far more competitive for business communities.

Change witnessed in the world over the last couple of decades is far more than what we witnessed over the past few centuries! With over 1.4 Bn. Facebook users today, we have a larger chunk of world population on just one social network than what exists in even the largest countries driving away the concept of geographical boundaries that once divided people. Impact of Technology has driven the global online retail sector to generate annual revenue of $ 632 Bn. that makes me wonder the overall impact of technology on the world economy in such a short span of time and this is just the tip of the iceberg if we consider the impact of overall change on Economic, Political, Social & Scientific scenarios that change this world each day. So did you ever wonder, at this pace what our world would look like 10 years hence & what would you need to do to succeed and counter change?

Fortunately there continues to be a shortage of skilled manpower that leaves enough room for Management Professionals like you to offer the value proposition each organization looks for in dealing with their current & future Business challenges.

Coming from the corporate environment, I could put together a simple and practical model that would explain how you could approach this challenge and increase your probability of success: 

You can counter change and manage business challenges most effectively first and foremost by:
  • Setting a clear Vision – In the absence of a well-defined Strategy or a Goal, the results of execution would never be definite and free from chaos. Professionals must strategize and operate factoring the Economic, Social, Political and Scientific “Environment” that the organization, function and people operate within, making it realistic.
  • Structure – Having your vision backed by the right structure or an operational plan increases the probability of success. But if the structure doesn’t support the vision then structure becomes the vision which can be dangerous and misleading.
  • Execution - Implementing the defined process and doing it right the first time can lead to Operational Excellence! However at the core of this process is “Teamwork” since without a coordinated approach, even the best strategy and process may lead to a negative customer experience hence importance of people / team motivators must never be compromised.
  • Measure – Anything that can’t be measured can never be improved. Having business metrics and Dashboards established will only affirm the alignment to strategy & structure during the implementation phase. It’s important for Professionals to “Adapt” and be agile in the process to facilitate modifications to achieve the desired end result.
  • Improve – Having identified the business performance through the right measures, Professionals can then drive further process improvements that eventually lead to customer delight! Please note that “Innovation” is no longer a desirable business trait but it’s a must have to exist in future competitive business scenarios and to deal with the problem of shorter product shelf lives and go a long way in defining the culture of an organization for its Customers, Investors, Stakeholders and Employees.

The rate of change is not going to slow down anytime soon. If anything, competition in most industries will probably speed up even more in the next few decades. Companies & Professionals most likely to be successful in making change work to their advantage are the ones that no longer view change as a discrete event to be managed, but as a constant opportunity to evolve the business.

Mr. Manish Kotwani
Vice President - Human Resources
Sterling Backcheck

Which is better option for an Employer - Performance Improvement Plan or Fire ??

Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) is always better than firing because before firing an employee one need to understand why he/she is not performing according to the company’s objectives or requirements. The factors can be both internal as well as external. External factors basically include factors outside the organization like family related problems, stress, personal life etc. whereas Internal factors mainly include matters within the organization. This occurs mainly when there is rift between employees, or when he/she couldn't complete his task on given time.  Whenever such situation occurs it is important to manage or handle it by understanding what exactly the root cause of non performance of employee is. We need to encourage and motivate them and protect the image of the employee in front of employer.

Performance Improvement Plan is better than firing because the employee can be fair enough at times or else they can file a case against the employer, so it is desirable to have a Performance Improvement Plan.

Firing an employee is only applicable when he/she hampers the ethics of the organization and when they cannot compromise with basic issues in terms of compliance to safety.


Mr. Siddharth Krishna
Head HR - West Region

Amazing ways to show appreciation !!

  • Post a thank you note on the employee’s office desk.
  • Greet employees by name when you pass their desks.
  • Acknowledge individual achievements by using people’s names.
  • Make a thank you card by hand.
  • Ask a person to share his accomplishments with others as a way of recognizing person’s ability & role.
  • Make a celebration calendar where in managers can use post it’s & written notes on recognition tacked onto specific dates to honor contributions of employees.
  • Email thanking an employee for a good idea for contribution.
  • Email offering encouragement for upcoming major project.
  • Send the employee a recognition memo from the Manager’s.
  • Hold up an applause sign at the next staff meeting after you mention your employee's successes.
  • Send out a weekly "Great Achievement E-mail Award" to the entire company acknowledging one outstanding employee.
  • Award the employee with a "plum assignment"- their choice of what they want to work on for their next project.
  • Send flowers to one of the less recognized "behind the scenes" individuals.
  • Create a "Hall of Fame" in the training room. Put up a picture of each employee of the month, and engrave their name on a master plaque with words of recognition.
  • Hand out the "Bright Ideas" award for innovative thinking. The winner gets a free dinner, tickets to the movies, etc.
  • Give the "High Five" award. Pick five people in the department and have them go up to an employee and say "I heard that you did a great job at ... Good work!"


Mr. Manoj Dubey
Sr. Regional Manager - HR
BATA Company

How to reduce Workplace Negativity ??

Communication - Listening & Two way communication

Lack of effective communication is a major reason for putting an organization for many negative scenarios. Inadequate explanations can lead to poor client service, lost business opportunities and missed deadlines. Poor communication can make employee de-motivated and hence decrease in productivity or increase in employee turnover.
To understand the current employee satisfaction, companies should do surveys and if required should evaluate their current communication practices.

Encourage Open Communication

No one will be able to do well if there is only one way communication. For optimum utilization of the employee potential is very crucial to give them feedback on a regular basis. A positive environment can be created when the employees are encouraged to ask questions, give feedback and suggest ways to come out of a problem

Deliver the Promise

Everyone in the organization must make promise on what they will deliver and should be measured on the same. For an effective healthy working environment, the promises need to be realistic, neither under promising nor over promising. Then they should consistently deliver on their promise. Any employee would respect someone who promises and delivers rather one who fails.

Perception Management

People live with perceptions in an organization. If it is not managed properly, it becomes rumors and then grape wine which can reduce productivity. Unmanaged perception becomes reality.
It’s very crucial to give and receive feedback on a regular basis which will help you to understand your employee better. Many managers are not comfortable doing this; we often don’t know how we are perceived. Even if employees are provided feedback it is not constructive. Effective feedback will make  employee understand, how he is doing and what needs to be changed.

Rewards & Recognition

Provide appropriate rewards and recognition so people realize that their contribution is being valued. The power of appropriate rewards and recognition for a positive workplace cannot be ignored. It is one of the most powerful tools an organization can use to flag employee morale. It can be done on a quarterly, half yearly or annually basis.


Mr. Anil Menon
Chief People Officer
eZone - Future Group