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Coffee@Kelsa… Only about 15-20% of our graduates are employable

In a lively debate, the 10 esteemed panellists from diverse industries, opened some fresh and interesting perspectives on the topic.

The response has encouraged us to host more such steaming rounds of Coffee to enjoy a stimulating brew of fresh HR thinking.

We are keen to hear your point of view as well.

– Do write in to us at and we will put it up on our website

– Do also let us know if you’d like to air your views over a steaming cup of coffee! Feel free to suggest topics for discussion.

Do we need graduates at all? Why should everyone be a graduate?

Why should everyone move to metros as a sign of higher levels?

Core manufacturing industry is dead because of IT – why do electrical/metallurgy engineers take up IT jobs?

India lacks domain specialization!

What is the government doing?

We all want thinkers but are willing to pay only for doers!

Traditional organisations don’t encourage rebels. Why don’t big organisations encourage lateral thinking?

What about the vast majority of mediocrity? How can organisations elevate and protect them?

Are societal pressures responsible for the choices graduates make?

The Panelists:

  • Susan Thomas – Sundram Fasteners,
  • Vasanth B – Velankani Software,
  • Senthilnathan B – Citibank,
  • Sunitha Lal –,
  • Sowmya R – GAVS Technologies,
  • David Nallathambi – Standard Chartered Scope,
  • Chidambareswaran PK – Alstom,
  • Karthik Ramkumar – Baxter India,
  • Karthik Karunakaran – Mobius Knowledge Services,
  • Subha Kasi – Sungard Financial Systems

These were some thoughts that came up at our second round of Coffee@Kelsa, the Discussion Series, on December 5th, at The Park Pod, Chennai.

Coffee@Kelsa… Creating culture by design or accident

The first of our series of HR Expert Panel discussions titled Coffee@Kelsa happened on Friday, March 7th, 2014, at Hotel Radisson Blu, Chennai. The topic for the inaugural session was “Creating culture by design or accident”. Hosted and chaired by R Shantaram, it was a very insight-filled session with our esteemed panelists sharing stories from their personal experiences of working with multi-national giants as well as new-age startups.

The Panelists:

  • Ajit – Director Delloite
  • Uday – ECLOF
  • Gangapriya – Ford India PVT Ltd
  • Balaji – Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd
  • Suhasini – American Mega Trends India
  • Karthik – SCIO Health Analytics

Discussing Culture with Expert Panelists

Coffee@Kelsa was launched on the occasion of Kelsa’s 4th Anniversary Celebrations and the audience appreciated the concept of this open crossfire chat sessions. Do stay connected with us for more upcoming Coffee@Kelsa sessions – as we rope in industry experts and discuss the trends and challenges in the realms of HR and People management.


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