Interview by Yash Panchal



Dr. Sadanand G. Havanagi is currently working as the Director – MBA at IBMR Group of Colleges, Hubli. His educational qualifications include BE, MBA, and Ph.D.

Experience in the noble education sector

Knowledge is the of today. Education is like the that eradicates the darkness and brightens the progress of the society and the nation as a . For me, education is a noble profession which creates a of individual responsibility to support the growth of the society, like other streams which have only INCOME as an result but Education field has OUTCOME as the result.

Even though there is slow marginal vertical growth with limited financial benefits, but it provides and has its own identity of caring, sharpening and at the end of the day I feel I have done some responsible task of broadening the minds of future generation students. I conclude as a teacher for the students: “WE TEACH YOU REACH”

The leadership style of walking with the team and establishing a relationship

A leader is one who should not move front or be back but should move with the group. I believe in RELATIONSHIP style of leadership, which gives a sense of confidence in both teachers and students to move in a synchronization path. I start with sensing students, after knowing their pulses, the students are made to understand their roles as a human being having a brain to think and make them rewrite their goals and assist them in every phase of their advancement in academics and all other aspects.

As a mentor and leader,

I will make every student take decisions and move ahead.

If a happens, don’t blame decisions, but and act. The students should take failure as an event and perform better the next attempt.

Courses offered at IBMR ensuring best practice of industry

With an intake of 120 students, IBMR Hubli offers Masters of Business Administration (MBA), which is approved by AICTE, UGC, Ministry of HRD, and Government of Karnataka and affiliated to Karnatak University, Dharwad. It is an integrated program designed to provide an advanced course in management for those seeking managerial positions in industry, commerce, service.IBMR is providing MBA Plus Program along with regular course for providing additional in the field of Digital Marketing, Retailing, International Business Management, SPSS, SAP, and experts from Industry, subject resource persons and other senior faculty members would meet and they will modify the syllabus after a thorough deliberation. Complimentary Laptop and Foreign study tour along with local corporate visits are strengths of Joining IBMR.

PGPM, as a program of has introduced a program of Fortune 500 Company, Entrepreneurship, Social and Rural Marketing and Digital Marketing in each semester respectively.

Maintaining a friendly relation with the students

The mode of binding between the students and director will be as Curator to have a sensible atmosphere, to maintain the decorum of the role as Director and also a build confidence among students to act accordingly. Ultimate, the students are made to consider IBMR as ALMA MATER and to honor respect all the stakeholders at all times.

The use of smartphones, Social Media, DropBox and, open review every day, along with Faculty as mentors will develop a platform for students to express their views and to support them 24X7 for all issues.

Read more about faculty available at IBMR

Views on the growth of students through placement opportunities

IBMR has developed a good rapport with the industry and our students are given the opportunity to undertake summer internship programs and major concurrence projects in selected industries. Since its inception, IBMR has managed to keep strong relationships with leading business organizations, which has helped the students in attaining unique opportunities to pursue paid internships in many reputed corporate companies. Hubbali being one of the emerging commercial hubs in the Karnataka state, IBMR students get easy access to visit industries and work on live projects to gain experience

In addition to that, the Placement and Training Cell of the institute maintains a close connection with the industries and trains the students to meet their expectation. Our placement cell performs a SWOT analysis through a Psychometric test in every student and then they are provided with a customized training to enhance their skills.

We invite industry experts to conduct mock interviews to make the students understand the industry expectation.

7000+ Alumni network will also be one of the sources of placements, “We have always been promoting students to be entrepreneurs and we conduct entrepreneur workshops and conclave regularly to motivate our students to come up with their own business ideas. The institute also encourages business family students to follow and diversify their parents’ ventures”.

Read more about placements opportunities available at IBMR

IBMR’s international Collaborations

In the academic sphere, IBMR has put enormous efforts to bring global perspective knowledge to its classrooms. IBMR has partner universities abroad that include, Sterling University and Staffordshire University UK, Bordeaux University and Grenoble University France and Multimedia University Malaysia. These collaborations help the students to go for exchange programs. However, I-Invent Incubation Centre in association with Nabros, USA is operating in the institution and has boosted students to unleash their ideas.

Top qualities that an aspiring manager must possess

The role of the Manager is to make things happen into account the win-win situation of the entire , the traits a Modern Manager should possess are:

M: Motivating Mentor

A: Action oriented with a attitude

N: Negotiator for positive outcomes @ all times

A: Aggressive in achieving targets

G: Goal setter and designing to reach effectively

E: Enthusiastic, Exploring and performance

R: Role model to inspire others

In general term, the Manager should be a “Miracle Creator”.

Goals in mind for IBMR

My desire is to make IBMR a Centre of Excellence for Management to:

  • To start Research center for promoting research activities.
  • Setting up Entrepreneur cell for promoting start-ups.
  • A Professional Premier Management Institute to create Professional ethical managers.

Thoughts on an ideal school environment

  • aligned program: The need of the hour is change and proactive, IBMR is providing specialized courses as value addition to meet industry demands through various MoU’s sighed with leading Companies as partners
  • IBMR’s focus is not only on producing Management graduates who would work in prestigious companies across the world but also in creating leaders who can generate more employment opportunities for the next generation.

INNOVATION: IBMR has always been promoting students to be entrepreneurs and we conduct entrepreneur workshops and conclave regularly to motivate our students to come up with their own business ideas.

INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: In the academic sphere, IBMR has put enormous efforts to bring global perspective knowledge to its classrooms

Students are the backbone of the national identity of future, the students should be given free desire to choose their career with appropriate counseling, Students should be involved in CSR activities and should be guided properly to respect their culture and humanity and to practice honesty even it is tough, but yields successful results.

The parents should treat their wards as future icons of the nation. They should create awareness among to concentrate more on starts ups than on taking jobs. Parents should be a driving force to achieve their wards successful careers