Mr. Shivram Apte, Founder and CEO – Aspect Ratio

Date of Conduct: 2nd July, 2021

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins

Speaker’s Name & Designation: Mr. Shivram Apte, Founder and CEO – Aspect Ratio

Batch: Batch 2021-23

No of students present: 240+


On 2nd July 2021, the new batch of 2021-2023 attended a Guest lecture by Mr. Shivram Apte. Mr. Apte shared great insights about the book “Snapshots from Hell” and suggested all students to read the book. Mr. Apte said that there is no right answer to any problem in management studies but you should be prepared with solutions in your corporate life.

Further, he spoke about “What makes an MBA program good” using a 3 circle Venn diagram and asked students what according to them was the most important aspect of an MBA program that differentiates it from an undergraduate program. Mr. Apte gave an insight of how companies hire an individual just by looking at 3 qualities- knowledge of the subject, communication skills to transfer the knowledge, ability to make sessions fun and engaging.

He combined the knowledge of subject and communication skills to transfer and spoke about how this could help in creating respect amongst individuals. He also spoke about how one could combine communication skills to deliver fun and engaging sessions.

The session concluded with an interactive Q & A session.


  1. “The session provided many insights on how an MBA program works and also stressed on how we can become better individuals for our corporate life” – Anshuman Barik, Energy and Environment, Batch 2021-2023.
  2. “Mr. Shivram Apte gave us insights on how to base our learnings from our MBA Journey, how to categorize and prioritize our learnings and how to train our minds to transform our thought process” – Souhardya Chatterjee, Energy and Environment, Batch 2021-2023

Overall Feedback: Students got to know the practicalities of MBA Programme, how it would help them in every aspect of their life. The session was interactive throughout.