SIIB commenced its new session by welcoming the batch of 2020-2022 virtually, in the wake of the current pandemic. The entire program was conducted online via MS Teams to ensure that the students do not miss out on the priceless experience of getting introduced to the essence of life they are about to enter. The program was conducted for 15 days where different honourable guests and our esteemed alumni were invited to induct the batch of 2020-2022 and share their invaluable experiences and wisdom.

The Invited Key Speakers were as follows:

15th July: Chief Guest for the Induction and Orientation session, Mr. Vikrant Shrotiya, Managing Director and Corporate Vice President, Novo Nordisk India Pvt. Ltd

16th July: Mr. Shivram Apte, Founder and CEO, Aspect Ratio

16th July: Mr. Navin Chandani, CEO, CRIF India

17th July: Mr. Astik Ranade who is a partner of Heidrick and Struggles

17th July: Mr. Piyuesh Modi, our very own eminent alumnus who is the Founder and Visual Storytelling Trainer under his own brand 'Curious Piyuesh'


18th July: Mr. Pranav Prasoon, Head of Human Resources at Renault India, Ex-Army Officer

18th July: Mr. Amit Aggarwal, Business Process Transformation, Hewlett Packard (HP)

19th July: Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh, Head- Modern Trade & General Trade, OnePlus India

20th July: Mr. Daryl Peris, Responsible Procurement at Maersk Procurement

21st July: Mr. Sumant Rampal, Executive Vice President, HDFC Bank Ltd

22nd July: Mr. Kayzad Hiramanek, Chief Operations and Customer Experience, Bajaj Allianz

24th July: Mr. Sandeep Nulkar, Founder & CEO, BITS & Vernac Language Technologies

25th July: Mr. Saurabh Mittal, Associate Director at IDFC FIRST Bank Ltd

25th July: Mr. Praveen Wagh, General Manager, Reliance Retail

27th July: Mr. Susshruth Apshankar, Global business head, Data Science & Analytics, Yantra

29th July: Dr. Himanshu Awasthi, Director, Prajeev Farm Solutions

30th July: Mr. Nikhil Goel, Country General Manager, Carestream


The speakers provided students with a lot of interesting insights on several topics pertaining to academics and work life balance. Ranging from ‘Knowing how to face the competition in the ever-expanding market’ to ‘Sharing their life experiences and overcoming the hurdles’, from ‘Understanding the importance of navigating through consumer demand’ to ‘Creating an online presence to maximize networking’, helped the students get a deep insight into the corporate world. The entire program was designed in a manner; that provided students with an opportunity to interact with the speakers and clear their concerns. These Sessions also helped the students familiarize themselves with the modern day technological platforms. To ensure connectivity despite being miles away from each other, and ensuring that the students do not miss out on crucial aspects of peer-to-peer learning, conducting the whole procedure online was a master-move.


Dr. Asmita Chitnis (Our ever supportive Director Mam) was present throughout the sessions which lasted for 15 days to ensure that the entire program ran smoothly. Students interacted with her continuously and shared their experiences. Overall, the Orientation Programme was an absolute success and ushered in the Academic beginnings for the Batch of 2020-2022 in the best way possible.