6 Students Win Season 7 of Godrej LOUD 2018
Winners chosen from India’s top business schools, get a sponsorship of up to INR 1.5 lakhs and a place in Godrej’s internship programme
6 students won the 7th edition of Godrej LOUD at the Godrej headquarters in Vikhroli. 13 students from India’s top business schools presented their personal dreams as part of the Godrej LOUD (Live Out Ur Dream) 2018 finale. Godrej LOUD is a campus recruitment programme to find young and passionate first year business school students with diverse interests outside of work.
The finalists presented their dreams to a jury of senior Godrej leaders, including Nisaba Godrej, Executive Chairperson, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Vivek Gambhir, Managing Director and CEO, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Sumit Mitra, Head – Group Human Resources and Corporate Services, Godrej Industries and Associate Companies and Parmesh Shahani, Head – Godrej India Culture Lab.
Speaking on the purpose of our campus engagement programme, Ms. Nisaba Godrej, Executive Chairperson, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, said, “Godrej LOUD is our way of finding passionate young leaders. We believe that people with unique interests outside of work bring great ideas and diversity of thought to work. Godrej LOUD is our endeavour to find such team members and enable them to bring that same passion and their ‘whole selves’ to Godrej.”
Mr. Sumit Mitra, Head, Group Human Resources & Corporate Services said, “We encourage our team members to bring their ‘whole selves’ to work because we believe that rounded, passionate people make for better Godrejites. Drawing from this, Godrej LOUD is our radically different approach to business school hiring. It enables us to have much deeper conversations with students and get to know them beyond their resumes. This year we visited 13 schools and received 1,300 dream applications. We are looking forward to have the winners join our teams and are very excited to meet many more passionate young people through LOUD.”
This year, Godrej LOUD attracted over 1,300 applications from across India’s top business schools. Team Godrej LOUD visited 13 campuses (SPJIMR, Mumbai; NITIE, Mumbai; SCMHRD, Pune; SIBM, Pune; MDI, Gurgaon; IRMA, Anand; IIM, Ahmedabad; DSE, Delhi; FMS, Delhi; IIFT, Delhi; IIM, Calcutta; IIM, Trichy; and XIM, Bhubaneswar) to engage with first year students.
Godrej LOUD Winners, 2017:
- Abhinav Gupta – NITIE, Mumbai
Dream: Learn techniques of the metallic flute on bamboo flute from Armenian flautist Nelly Manukyan
- Kavya Mohan P – IIM, Trichy
Dream: Train in Kathakali, Odissi and Sattriya, so as to be able to perform 6 classical dance forms
- Lovekesh Sharma – SCMHRD, Pune
Dream: To attend a custom clinic at the International Sailing Academy, Mexico, to further my dream of ranking among the top 3 in Sailing at the Jakarta Asian Games 2018
- Nimish Jain – SCMHRD, Pune
Dream: Create a pan-India network of blood and organ banks and develop a mobile app for it
- Richa Grover – SIBM, Pune
Dream: Train at the VFL Wolfsburg FC and represent India at the Asian Women’s Football Championship 2020
- Varun Bhardwaj – NITIE, Mumbai
Dream: Attend a 5-day cartooning workshop by Disney cartoonist Vincent Woodcock in London
About The Godrej Group
Established in 1897, the Godrej Group has its roots in India’s Independence and Swadeshi movement. Our founder, Ardeshir Godrej, lawyer-turned-serial entrepreneur failed with a few ventures, before he struck gold with a locks business. Today, we enjoy the patronage of 1.1 billion consumers globally across consumer goods, real estate, appliances, agriculture and many other businesses. In fact, our geographical footprint extends beyond Earth, with our engines now powering many of India’s space missions. With a revenue of over USD 4.1 billion we are growing fast, and have exciting, ambitious aspirations. Our Vision for 2020 is to be 10 times the size we were in 2010.
But for us, it is most important that besides our strong financial performance and innovative, much-loved products, we remain a good company. Approximately 23 per cent of the promoter holding in the Godrej Group is held in trusts that invest in the environment, health and education. We are also bringing together our passion and purpose to make a difference through our Good & Green strategy of ‘shared value’ to create a more inclusive and greener India.
At the heart of all of this, is our people. We take much pride in fostering an inspiring workplace, with an agile and high performance culture. We are also deeply committed to recognising and valuing diversity across our teams.
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