Annual Alumni Reunion, 2014

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India is organizing the Annual Alumni Meet from 19th-21st December, 2014. The institute aims of fostering a lasting relationship with you and to facilitate you in strengthening your association with your Alma matter

Our guest speakers, Atika Dhandhia and Mr. Prasad M. Kumar will address the students.

Profile of guests is as follows:

Atika Dhandhia

A jeweller and Image Consultant by profession, Atika is a graduate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Santa Monica. After GIA, she went to Tokyo to study the Japanese jewellery market. While in Japan, she was offered a chance to work for the prestigious Radio Japan as a News Broadcaster for their Foreign Services. She became actively involved with the broadcasting services and anchored two live radio programs, which became highly popular.

Atika has been a constant source of inspiration to the thousands of youth and adults across the world. Apart from the workshops at Art of Living She has hosted several programs nationally and internationally on enhancing ones outer Image through grooming, etiquettes, communication skills and Dressing up right according to ones roles and goals. A fitness and travel freak, one can frequently spot her at a Pilate’s session or on a demanding Yoga class.
She has travelled all across the world conducting various sessions as a Life coach, an Image Consultant and a soft skill Corporate Trainer. A bookstore can easily pass as a second home for the intellectual in her, while her artistic bent makes her appreciate arts and paintings. Also, whenever free, she loves to catch up on the latest movies.

For the last 15 years, Atika has also been closely associated with the world’s largest volunteer based NGO, The Art of Living Foundation, which is engaged in stress management and service initiatives. This NGO through its breathing techniques, yoga and meditation has reached out to 3 million people across 152 countries.

Atika is the Director – Training for The Art of Living Foundation and has been conducting workshops globally to train the future trainers of this NGO through the Teachers Training Course. She has conducted AOL programs for varied sections of the society – from the reigning Bollywood Stars to the Naxals in the remote areas of India helping them to join mainstream.

Few of her accomplishments:

– Board Member – World Youth Forum for Ethics in Business, their last conference was held at the European Parliament, Brussels 2013.

– Key Note speaker at the ‘World Peace Youth Summit’ 2005, where 4000+ youth congregated to make way for peaceful conflict resolution.

-Trained 3000+ trainees in countries such as Argentina, China, Germany, South East Asia and Russia.

– Has trained and empowered 50,000+ youth through the Youth Empowerment & Skills workshop across 15 countries and in prestigious educational institutes such as the IITs and the IIMs.

– Conducted Leadership training program for youth representing 123 countries at the World Youth Forum at the European Parliament, Brussels, 2011

– Recipient of the Vishalakshi award, felicitated by the Art of Living for excellence in teaching.

– Speaker at various TEDx forums

Mr. Prasad M. Kumar

Business Chairman – Institution Building & Governance, GMR Group

-A Post Graduate in Management, Prasad M Kumar brings over 40 years of experience in several leading and diverse organizations in senior leadership and consulting positions.

-He specializes in Family Business, Organization Development, Institution Building and Organization Behaviour. He holds key international accreditations in Process Facilitation.

-As Business Chairman – Institution Building & Governance and Member of the GMR Group Holding Board, he is responsible for providing Strategic direction to Institution Building, Corporate Governance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Corporate Communications, Homeland Security, Sustainability and the Family Office.

-Prior to his current role, Mr. Prasad M Kumar served as the Business Chairman Emerging business & Governance.

Reunion Agenda


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A brief on the topic Family Business Management:

This session will be taken by Mr. Prasad M. Kumar on 20th Dec’2014 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at the Auditorium, EDI Campus.

Family and partnership businesses are run with core competence, traditional wisdom and available resources. The pace, temperament, views, managing styles and the risk appetite among individuals active in business vary greatly and difference in opinions many a times result in disharmony or discord. The association among the members active in business, sees various phases from failure to flourishing. For the growth, the harmony and cordial relations are essential and need to be restored.

An enterprise passes through various stages and experiences crisis of leadership, autonomy, control, red tape and innovation. For the enterprise to grow consistently there could be a pressing need to introduce some practices which are adopted by other successful businesses.

All businesses, whether partnership or family run, must have their constitution written so that the governance become smooth and the business runs irrespective of individual opinions.


We, cordially invite you to use this as an opportunity to catch up with old friends, share your business experience and motivate the current batch students.

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Looking forward for your presence.


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