The School of Human Resource Management at XIM University, in harmonic partnership with the NHRDN Bhubaneswar Chapter and the visionary force of XIMAHR, created a transcendent event—Kshitij’23—in a symphony of creativity and collaboration. An intellectual spark was created by this symposium, which focused on “Navigating the Business Dynamism: What Role Does HR Play.” Leaders and innovators came together against the expansive skyline of the New Campus, their remarks creating a mosaic of wisdom. A heavenly tango of concepts emerged, demonstrating the essential function that HR plays in guiding the company ship through difficult commercial waters. There were resounding words of wisdom that portrayed HR as the organization’s compass, steering them through the erratic winds of change.With each discussion and interaction, Kshitij’23 outlined the way forward and revealed the revolutionary possibilities hidden in the field of human resource management.
Driven by passionate discussion and insightful analysis, this gathering ushered in a new age by pushing the HR field into hitherto unexplored domains of creativity and strategic acumen.”Navigating the Business Dynamism: What Role Does HR Play?” Bright talks, insightful exchanges, and the melodic harmony of many viewpoints blended together to reveal the transformational role human resources play in guiding businesses over the choppy waves of contemporary trade.
School of Human Resource Management, XIM University (New Campus) and NHRDN Bhubaneswar Chapter, in association with XIMAHR, the functional committee of the School of Human Resource Management, successfully organized Kshitij’23 on the topic “Navigating the Business Dynamism: What Role Does HR Play?” on 18th of November, 2023. The event commenced with a welcome note by Dr. Mousumi Padhi, Associate Dean of the School of Human Resource Management, XIM University, followed by an opening address by Dr. Santanu Rath, Director, Odisha Urban Academy & President, NHRDN Bhubaneswar Chapter and an inaugural speech by Fr. S. Antony Raj S.J., Registrar, XIM University.
The event proceeded with a Keynote Address by Mr. SV Nathan, Partner, Deloitte India, who focussed on navigating HR challenges through agility with dynamic initiative and current expertise to define effective HR professionalism. This address built the base for the panel discussion with the statement, “Be Dynamic and Take the Initiative.” The event further observed the unveiling of HRXpert, the Annual magazine of the School of Human Resource Management, showcasing insights and achievements in the field of HR. The event was conducted in three phases-
- Launch of HRXpert Magazine
- Panel Discussion – Navigating the Business Dynamics: What role does HR play?
- Case Study Competition
The Panel discussed how changing businesses demand adaptability to dynamic roles, new technology, and cultures, integrating transformation seamlessly into performance management while addressing diverse individual needs and fostering a mindset shift for holistic transition. This was followed by a Q&A session for the students of both batches. The session proceeded with a case study competition that oversaw 1000+ participants from 30+ premier business schools, which unfolded in three intense rounds with 12 teams qualifying for the final round. A showcase of strategic brilliance, it awarded 1.5 lakhs in cash prizes, elevating academic excellence and innovation in business education. Team Eklavya from IMI, New Delhi, was declared the winner of this competition, while Team Da Vinci from SIBM Pune stood as the first runner-up and Team The Creatives from NMIMS, Mumbai as the second runner-up. The session concluded that the future of HR success lies in understanding business intricacies while requiring agility in embracing technological advancements and changing job roles. The ending note was delivered by Mr. Prem Singh, President, Group HR, JK Organisation & National President, NHRDN, who congratulated the winners and everyone who participated in the event and inspired the students to think differently and expand their horizons to add value to everything we do. XIM University was honoured to host the following speakers at the event-
- Opening Address- Dr. Santanu Rath, Director, Odisha Urban Academy & President, NHRDN Bhubaneswar Chapter
- Keynote Speaker- SV Nathan, Partner, Deloitte India
- Panellists- Karan Lakhani, CHRO, Tata Steel Downstream Products Ltd.
- Vishal Sharma, Global Head of HR-Manufacturing operations, Supply Chain & Quality, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
- Amit Sawant, Vice President and Global Head – Total Rewards and International HR, ACG Worldwide
- Valedictory Address- Mr. Prem Singh, President, Group HR, JK Organisation & National President, NHRDN
- Platinum Sponsor – Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL)
- Co-sponsors- Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC) & National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
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