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"Inclusive growth through Innovative HR practices and Alternative Finance"
ITM B School, Kharghar will host an International conference on "Inclusive growth through Innovative HR practices and Alternative Finance" on 20th February, 2016.
Vigilance Week celebrations at ITM Institute of Health Sciences
With the ongoing Vigilance week (26th October - 31st October) ITM Institute of Health Sciences, Panvel organized Essay Writing & Debate Competition to spread the awareness on corruption and its ill effects amongst the students. The event was supported by Cotton Corporation of India and ITM – IHS associates Dharma Bharti Mission and Sujaya Foundation.
Dr Veni Nair Assistant Director, ITM Kharghar conveyed her wishes: Onam is a festival of celebrity and togetherness. Wishing each and everyone a very prosperous and happy Onam.
ONAM CELEBRATION REPORT, Organized by CULTURAL COMMITTEE ITM BUSINESS SCHOOL, KHARGHAR, NAVI MUMBAI
Cultural Committee of ITM Business School, Kharghar headed by Prof. Arjun Naik and Ms. Jasmine Jha organized Onam Celebration at the campus. Onam is a time to show off the vast cultural heritage and rich variety for all the Keralites who celebrate it with much vigor than any other festival. But this time the students of ITM – ‘University of Diversity’ proved that its not just a festival bound to the geography of Kerala.
Dr Veni Nair Assistant Director, ITM Kharghar conveyed her wishes: Onam is a festival of celebrity and togetherness. Wishing each and everyone a very prosperous and happy Onam.
The day begun with students preparing “Pookalam”(Flower Carpet). It was followed by various cultural events and competitions.
The various programs were:
The celebration extravaganza for cultural committee reached its helm during the ‘Tug of War’ contest took place among the students and the event was a fine success, as the students fought to the cheer of the audience, and each shout tightening their grips on the rope and making it harder for the other team. It was a pure show of some skill and muscle power. It was an Inter Batch Competition.
On concluding the report, We are happy to feel that all the events went as per the schedule and that we were able to complete the events right in time.
Celebration of Independence Day at ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai.
Hundreds of Students and faculty participated in the ITM Dream Run 2015 organised by the Cultural Committee of ITM Business School, Kharghar Campus, Navi Mumbai under the leadership of Prof. Arjun Naik and Ms. Jasmine Jha in association with Rotract Club of Navi MumbaiSunrise. The main sponsors were CIDCO and Khargharcha Raja Charitable Trust. This Dream Run was organized with the aim of creating awareness of Drug Addiction amongst youth.
ITM BUSINESS SCHOOL KHARGHAR,TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION, 5TH SEPT, 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM Big Auditorium, ITM Kharghar
ITM cultural committee students organized a cultural event on the occasion of teacher’s day headed by Ms. Jasmine Jha, Prof. Arjun Naik and the cultural team, for the teachers to sit back, relax and enjoy. It was an opportunity for the students to do something for the teachers, who devote so much time and effort to build their student’s lives.
Cultural Team assembled a team of talented students who performed on teacher’s day. The entire team left no stone unturned in ensuring the event's inevitable success. The events were a hit with the participants, who responded enthusiastically and were the vital players in the events being so successful.
Anchors for the day were Neha Dibba and Rajdeep Das. They started off the program with a small speech on importance of teachers and also quoted “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.”Rajdeep recited a very hip poem, which he had written himself. First up for performing was Aishwarya Tiwari, a fabulous singer and an even better guitar player. He mesmerized the audience with his vocals and was soon joined by Nishant for a duet, and later by Antara.Such was the intensity of their songs that you could see the entire audience completely absorbed by their melodious music and songs.
Immediately following this performance, all the teachers from various departments were called up on the stage for cutting of the cake. After this there were performances by various students. Nishant Tiwari also well known as Govinda of ITM, matched his dance steps to Govinda’s incomparable Bollywood style. Roohi Kaur’s depiction of a heart touching story through her dance surely gave Goosebumps to of all those present there.
A littlebreak from the performances the event was made interesting and interactive by involving teachers into playing various games. It was a lovely seeing all teachers sportingly participating for the games and singing and dancing. Followed by some performances by Priman, again a great guitarist. And an energetic dance performance by Akassh. And later a rocking Band performance by “CHAKRAVYU BAND” had the entire audience tapping their foot to the music. The teachers were called up on the stage again to dance to some songs and this time students joined them on the stage too and the program was concluded.
It was great seeing the teachers enjoying and having fun.
Leadership Talk Series- V, Speaker: Mr. V Srinivas, AGM- BusinessHR, Prabhat Group of Industries. Topic: Leadership and Organisational Politics
The Leadership Talk Series-V was organized at ITM, Kharghar campus by HR Department on September 5, 2015. Our esteemed guest speaker Mr. Tanmay Parikh, AGM- Business HR, Prabhat Group of Industries enlightened the students with his thoughts and experiences on Leadership with special reference to the topic, "Leadership & Organisational Politics”.
Mr. Parikh has 9 Years of professional work experience in both line & support roles (Sales Stint & Business HR Domains) and has been associated with with Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Videocon Industries Ltd and Prabhat Group of Industries. He has currently taken charge of Business HR - End to End interventions at one of the fastest growing Milk & Milk Products Company – Prabhat Group of Industries. He is looking forward to drive People agenda and be part of new Journey in times to come.
Mr Parik emphasized on the relationship of leadership to organizational politics and said that it can be best understood by viewing leadership as an occurrence in organisational hierarchy and formal groups. Here the actions of leader influence the behaviour of subordinates so that they voluntarily cooperate to meet organizational goals. The effectiveness of the organisation depends on way the leader exercises his authority and which in turn determines the political climate within the organization. Politics at work is generally inevitable and cannot be avoided. He also mentioned that organizational politics is deeply linked to leadership and management, and therfore professional relationships, procedures and resolutions are also impacted by it. The role of a leader is to create an effective political climate where distribution of advantgaes and disadvantages among the individuals and groups are fair and just.
MOU between ITM-Institute of Health Sciences & Free Ophthalmic Hospital's Society
A pathbreaking MOU was signed between ITM -Institute of Health Sciences and Free Ophthalmic Hospital's Society( K.B. Haji Bachooali Charitable Opthalmic & ENT Hospital) at Mumbai on 6th June 2015 at K.B. Haji Bachooali Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.
An Evening with Hospitality Experts – MCM Seminar on 12th April
The Venue Brahman Sahayak Sangh Hall, Dadar was bursting at the seams on Sunday, 12th April at 5 pm. It was an encouraging sight to see over 300 Hospitality aspirants accompanied by their parents eagerly awaiting the arrival of the speakers of the evening – Ms. Lebana Penkar – Chief People Office, Foodhall, Future Group and Mr. Visheshwar Raj Singh, General Manager – Trident, Bandra Kurla Complex. The event was organised by ITM – Institute of Hotel Management to acquaint the students who had recently concluded their HSC exams, about the world of Hospitality. The initiative taken by ITM was greatly appreciated by the parents and their wards as this would help them make an informed decision when making a choice of their future path towards a fulfilling career.
The first speaker, Mr. Visheshwar Raj Singh, who has the distinction of being one of the Oberoi Group's youngest GM's after a brilliant academic career, kept the audience spell-bound for about 2 hours with his brilliant delivery and power point presentation. There was plenty of food for thought and room for many questions. Mr. Singh spoke from the heart and impressed one and all about the facts and myths that surround the world of Hospitality. He gave a deeper insight into the life of a budding Hospitality professional, at work. He spoke about the qualities that one should possess or at least learn to be happy at work.
Mr. Singh's mesmerizing presentation was followed by an equally riveting speech by Ms. Lebana Penkar. She inspired one and all her her charismatic personality and impressive delivery. Ms. Penkar's varied experience and ten years spent in some of the world famous Hotel chains, bought richness to her speech. She spoke about the importance of doing a Hospitality degree and how it can open a world of opportunities to the graduating Hospitality students. Today, a Hospitality or Culinary Arts graduate could find careers or opportunities in the wider Service sector – be it Retail, Cruise Liners, Aviation, Railways, Malls, Facilities Management, Hospitals etc – in addition to Hotels, stand alone Restaurants or becoming Entrepreneurs.
Ms. Penkar too reiterated many of the pre requisites that are needed if one was opting for this field. The students and their parents then had all their doubts cleared as they had a chance to interact with the Chief Guests and Faculty of ITM – IHM. The evening ended with the sumptuous High Tea. The feedback was very positive and the session enlightening. An evening very well spent – commented one of the parents.
AIU Membership for ITM University, Raipur
“ITM University, Raipur has become the member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) from the Academic year 2015-16 vide the AIU Governing Council meeting held on 27th February 2015.” With this ITM University has completed the minimum requisite UGC recognition and membership eligibility for all the activities and certification validation, at par with all Central, State, Deemed to be Universities and Institutions for National Importance”.
This Membership is to facilitate :
ITM Association with Defence Hospital INHS Asvini and Marine Medicine Center
As part of the future stepping to the innovative Bioscience programs ,ITM (Represented by Dr.MP.Rao) in Association with StemRx (Represented by Dr.P.V.Mahajan) had visited Naval Hospital Asvini and Research Center, Colaba, Mumbai with the objective to empanel ITM along with StemRx and Naval Hospital for the innovative clinical study on Stemcell and HBOT to cure the non-healing wounds like diabetic foot, gangrene , burns and others, which are not been treated successfully through contemporary treatment. This will help the students, patients and the industry at a large scale.
25TH PANDIT DURGALAL FESTIVAL ORGANIZED BY CULTURAL COMMITTEE, ITM KHARGHAR CAMPUS
25th Pandit Durgalal Festival was jointly organized by ITM Group of Institutions and Samved Society for Performing Arts from 30th January 2015 to 1st February 2015 at Pranganga Amphitheatre, Bhavan’s College Campus, Andheri West, Mumbai. Prof. Arjun Naik and Ms. Jasmine Jha from the Cultural Committee under the guidance of Dr. P.V.Ramana, Chairman- ITM Group of Institutions took the initiative to plan and organize the event. The Alumni department helped in promoting the event.
First day of the event (30th January 2015) begun with lamplighting by Chief Guest Padmashri Hema Malini who is an acclaimed classical dancer, an actress and Member of the Parliament, Dr. P.V.Ramana, Chairman ITM Group of Institutions, Padmashri and Padmabhushan Dr. Kanak Rele, an exponent of Mohiniyattam, Padmabhushan Pandit Nayan Ghosh, an acclaimed table player and sitarist, Padmashri Dr. Darshana Jhaveri, an acclaimed Manipuri dancer and Scholar and Cinematographer Barun Mukherjee (who has shot for Baghban and Baabul). The event was graced by several eminent personalities from the art world such as Gopika Verma, Dr. Janaki Rangarajan, Swapnasundari, Shubada Varadkar, Vaibhav Arekar, Neelima Azim, Shubodh Poddar, Kamalika Guha Thakurta, Pandit Kalinath Mishra, Tabla Maestro Vinayak Netke, Padmashri Dr. Sunil Kothari and many more and witnessed by an enthusiastic gathering followed on by book release by Hema Malini and authored by Uma Dogra.
The first performance for the day (30th January 2015) was by Pandita Uma Dogra, a kathak dancer and disciple of late Pandit Durga Lalji from Jaipur Gharana and founder of the Samved Society For Performing Arts. Uma Dogra Kathak performance was accompanied by Tabla Maestro Pt. Kalinath Mishra, Vijay Tambe on the Flute, Sandeep Mishra on Sarangi, Manoj Desai in Singing, Rishi Upadhayay on Mridingam, Vivek Netke on Tabla and Alpa Gujar on sitar. The scintillating dance performance was applauded by the audience. The second performance for the day was by Mame Khan an Indian folk singer belonging to Manganiar community and sings Rajasthani Folk Songs.
On the second day (31st January 2015), the program begun with the dance form Mohiniyattam performed by Gopika Varma who is married into the royal family of Travancore. The second performance was on by Bharatnatyam by Dr. Janaki Rangarajan. The audiences were mesmerized and gave a standing ovation for the performance. Dance critic Dr. Sunil Kothari described her as an "attractive personality...who will go places with her talent and art of presentation."
On the third day (1st February 2015) the show begun with the folk dance by Shashadhar Acharya. He performed Seraikella Chhau with no vocal and absence of facial expressions as the face is completely masked. Emoting was done through body movements. Followed on the day later was a dance performance Vilasini Natyam by Ms. Swapnasundari.
SEMINAR ON NISM CERTIFICATIONS AND CAREERS IN SECURITIES MARKETS held on 21st January 2015
The Finance Forum, Department of organized a seminar on NISM Certifications and Careers in Securities Markets on 21st January, 2015 (Wednesday) from 10:15 AM-11:45 AM.
The National Institute of Securities Markets(NISM) is a public trust established by the Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI), the regulator for securities markets in India. NISM seeks to add to the market quality through its educational initiatives. It is an autonomous body governed by its board of governors.
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION 2015
66th Republic Day was celebrated in ITM Kharghar Campus on Monday, 26th January 2015. Several students, faculty and staff alongwith their families graced the occassion. Around 50 people attended the ceremony. The flag was hoisted by Dr. C.S. Adhikari, Dean Academics. We all sung the national anthem. The program was hosted by Ms. Sharada Priyadarshini our PGDM student. A short speech was given by Ms. Nivedita Biswas who is the daughter of our staff Mr. Tapan Biswas. One of our students also wrote some few words on the celebration of Republic Day and why he feels sad on Republic day. His thoughts raised many questions in our minds as to why we should play the national anthems only on two days i.e. Independence day and Republic Day and why it cannot be played once in a day on the radio and on television. Why our patriotism is reflected on only these two days only just to encash it. He also rightly mentioned that whenever a national anthem is played and he stands up his friends make fun of him which reflects that the feeling of patriotism is slowly diminishing from the hearts of the new generation. The program ended with brief speeches by Prof. B.V.R.Murty, Deputy Director and Dr. Saritprava Das, Associate Dean.
This event was planned and executed by the Cultural Committee - Prof. Arjun Naik and Ms. Jasmine Jha with the help from the Administration department Mr. Sunny Patankar and Sachin Sonavale.
ROAD SAFETY SEMINAR held at ITM-Business School, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai on 19th January 2015 (Monday)
Road safety week is celebrated every year in India in January. Awareness programs on road safety are conducted by ways of seminars, streetplays and workshops. Very few people are aware that Road Safety Campaign was started by ISS India HSE (Health Safety and Environment). The aim of this campaign was to emphasize and accentuate people about the need of safe roads travel by applying just simple rules.
Objective of the road safety week is to encourage people to follow traffic rules, wear helmets and seat belts while driving, to promote road saftey measures amongst the society, students in schools and colleges.
Road Safety Seminar was organized by the Cultural Committee of ITM-Business School Kharghar in association with the Regional Transport Office (RTO), Navi Mumbai for the Students as a part of the Road Safety week held during the period 11th January 2015 – 25th January 2015.
The seminar was attended by students and was graced by the august presence of Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr. Arvind Salve, several rotarians and traffic police personnels.
The second speaker of the seminar was Mr. Sunil Bhatia who was introduced to the audience by Prof. Arjun Naik. Mr. Sunil Bhatia is the alumni of IIT Bombay and owner of a Logistic Company. He is associated with the RTO during the prevailing Road Safety Fortnight. He made an interactive presentation interspersed with many video clippings. The students watched the clips and were awestruck. The impact of the accidents shown in the clips could be summarised as one should be careful and use all the safety measures while driving or walking on the road as accidents can happen at any point of time. The students also had an interaction session with the speaker.
The event under guidance of Dr. Ganesh Raja was orgnaized by Prof. Arjun Naik, Mr. Jaywant Shelar, Ms. Jasmine Jha with external support from Niraj, Sunny, Jitu, Sachin Sonawane and Sachin Gaekwad.
International Conference on Marketing - 2015, ITM Business School, Chennai
ITM Business School, Chennai had taken a massive leap this year with the International Conference on Marketing – 2015, that was hosted by the institution in association with IMRF. The Conference saw about 124 delegates, scholars, academicians, and students from various parts of the world converging at ITM Chennai, to discuss the many facets and various prospects of Marketing and allied fields, from an international perspective.
Batch Inaugural Ceremony at ITM EEC Bangalore Campus
Batch Inaugural Ceremony was graced by our Chief Guest Mr. Shaishav Singh ,GM, Opertaions of Manjushree Technologies Ltd. Mr. Singh is our alumni. Mr. Abhijit Bhattacharya, GM ,Training of Crest Point Consultants was also present . Mr. Bhattacharya was the trainer for the day.
Successful Batch Inaugural Ceremony at ITM EEC Delhi Campus on Dec 28, 2014.
WE had our Chief Guest Mr. Rahul Barjataya- National Head, Business Planning and Training 4S Channel Goodyear India Ltd. and another guest from industry Mr. Amit Mishra- National Head, F6S. Ceremony began with welcoming our guests and students following with lighting of lamp which was done by our guests and students. After that Mr. Alok Baptist encouraged the crowd with his enthusiastic words and our guest Mr. Rahul & Mr. Amit Mishra shared some personal experiences, ideas and thoughts with students.
Industry Academia Conclave 2014 was held at ITM-Business School, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai Campus on 20th December 2014 on the theme “Envisioning India: In a Global Dynamic Order”.
Hundred delegates across various sectors in the corporates participated as delegates in the conclave. The Chief guest for the event was Mr. Niraj Ambani, President, Reliance Logistics Ltd. and the guest of honor was Mr. Kaushal Sampat, CEO & President, Dun & Bradstreet India. Prof. R.R.S Mani started on a serious note mentioning that there are around 2200 number of approved institutes in India providing higher education but percentage of people and investement done in Research and Development is quite less . Mr. Niraj Ambani gave his insights on the economy and our guest of honour Mr. Kaushal Sampat took the discussion to an another level . He touched upon all the verticals of global trade and India's ordeal from FY 2004 to FY 2014 . On all social upfronts where we are one to where we score so low and we need a revamp. It ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. B.V.R. Murty, Deputy Director, ITM-Business School, Navi Mumbai.
The first session continued on the theme Reinventing Management with Mr. Mahesh Ranade as the moderator and the main speakers in the sessions were Mr. Punit Saxena - Managing Director & CEO, UTI Infrastructure Technology & Services Ltd., Mr. Ratan Mohapatra - CEO & MD, KSPG Automotives and Ms. Lakshmi Suresh – Head Integration, Baker & Hughes. Mr Punit Saxena started the discussion by focussing on definition of global order – i.e. an event or occassion or happenings outside or inside India. Mr Ratan Mohapatra talked about the need of reinventing management due to dynamic workforce and technological advances . The organisation need to change to cope up with the fast going virtual world .No more traditional engineering approach. Ms Lakshmi Suresh explained about the concept of “Fundamental Management ”. According to her management is purpose of existence, affinity, agilty, engagement, commitment , interdependence, Lastly its about attitudes you and me – a concept of WE.
The second session was based on Sustainability and Growth and was moderated by Mr. Suresh Babu – Chief Treasury Officer, Reliance Capital Ltd. and Mr. Kunal Tungare – Director, SS & C Technologies Inc. Mr .Suresh Babau talked about three major areas of concern that govern the performance of a company i.e. Economic performance , Economic value of shareholder and Social and Environmental impact. Mr Kunal Tungare said that the dynamic global order that is not a straight way up or straight way down but it is a curvillinear path. Thus he said growth should be such that it should not hamper the environment. His message to the aspiring generation is to take up the challenges as they come .
WORKSHOP ON PERSONALITY DEVELOPEMTN AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
ITM-College of Engineering, Nagpur has conducted a two days workshop on career counseling-opportunities in armed forces, personality development and social responsibility for 12th and Engineering final year students. Event was attended by 840 students form different colleges from Nagpur, Ramtek and other areas. The students have actively participated in presentations, interview sessions and public speaking introductory training. The students and parents responded with positive feedback to conduct such programs in future regularly even at rural areas
ITM-Business School, Chennai students attempts Limca Book of World Records
ITM-Business School, Chennai: Four Member Team from ITM-Business School, Chennai has risen to attempt The Limca Book Of World Record “Fastest On GQ (Four Wheeler):78 Hr 4 Min (5,907 km) on 15th Oct 2014 where enormous energy and dedication is needed, and this is done for a cause, respect women.
ITM BUSINESS SCHOOL - CHENNAI: INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
An Industrial visit to Reserve Bank of India was organized for the first year students of PGDM iConnect 2014-16. A total of 47 students and 2 faculty members visited the Reserve Bank of India, Chennai on 5th August 2014.
Though the purpose of the visit was to give basic idea of the RBI functioning, banking-process, products and services offered, currency maintenance, etc,. the students had detailed understanding of financial markets, Banking structures, RBI - Payment and Settlement, Business Process Transactions, History of Notes and currencies, difference between Barter system and Paper money, Electronic banking, various products and services offered by Banks, opening of Savings account, how to plan your finances, had a glimpse of RBI Governors since Independence, Redressal - Ombudsman, consumer protection.
An Audio-video presentation on how to identify the original currency notes from Rs.10/-to Rs.1000/-. At the end, goodies were distributed that contained literature on the financial Gallery and snacks.
Freshers Day celebrated at ITM-Business School, Chennai
Freshers day is an event that every student looks forward to and so did we as freshers of ITM-Business School, Chennai 2014. The event began in the morning, right after breakfast with a competitive presentation of introductory videos of all the freshers. These videos were taken specialization wise; after which there was an introductory video of the senior students too.
Following this was a competitive session of solo and group singing and then came a talent show segment. Here we had a group of freshers who did a mime on the consequences of careless driving. Then we broke for lunch, anticipating the rest of the day while continuing to interact with our seniors and enjoying a wonderful meal.
After lunch, we moved to a room which was beautifully decorated with lighting and a red carpet; in which we had competitive dance performances (both solo and group). Then came the fashion walk segment in which all freshers were to required participate; which was commenced by an entertaining show with senior students and some members of faculty. Then the floor was open to groups of freshers who had been given fashion themes earlier during the week.
Post this, a few students were nominated for the titles of "Mr Fresher" and "Miss. Fresher" based on their performances during the day. These students were given a series of tasks that led to elimination until the winners were narrowed down to.
Finally the awards were announced to students:
The event was indeed a great success; being very well organized by the seniors and one that will remain a special memory to all the freshers of the 2014 batch.
A write up by Anam Naqvi on the inspiring life of Dr.P.V.Ramana – Founder and Chairman – ITM Group.
"A peek into an inspiring Life"
Onam and Teacher’s day festivities at ITM Business School, Chennai
Celebrations lend colours to the mundane flow of life! This year, the fifth of September, the PGDM and PGDM-IB students of ITM - Business School, Chennai, went a step ahead and took to the task of event management and co-ordination on their shoulders, organizing an entire day of festivities in commemoration of Onam, the annual festival of the Malayalees and Teacher’s day.
The day began with the tradition of lighting the Nilavilakku lamp, followed by the ethnic Kaikottukkali dance performance. Games and fun events were conducted for the teachers, culminating in felicitation of each staff member with a title and a personalized desk calendar, featuring the pictures of the staff. The teachers were genuinely touched and lauded the students for their creativity and also proclaimed that they have received their best Teachers’ day gift ever.
The Celebrations continued with a cake being cut in honour and gratitude for the teachers. A competition was conducted were students displayed their creative skills at Atthapookalam, the traditional flower based Rangoli art of Kerala. A splendid Onam Sadhya that followed was the highlight of the day.
The day ended on a high note of happiness and exhilaration, winners of the competitions taking home their prizes and the teachers, participants and audience loaded with memories of a string of wonderful to be cherished and reminisced for days to come.
ITM - Institute of Financial Markets conducted AABHAR on 13th September, 2014
On 13th September, ITM - Institute of Financial Markets conducted the event AABHAR which is conducted every year to showcase their gratitude towards iConnect mentors and other corporate partners who plays a pivotal role in mentoring their students. Some of the key guests who attended were from RBS, Sharekhan, Saraswat Infotech, Six Capital (Singapore), Asit C Mehta , Axis MF ,L&T MF, M3 Multiple Commodities, Action Financial Services, Valuefy Solutions Pvt Limited etc. The event was started with presentation of iConnect projects by selective students in front of the guests. Following that they all assembled in the auditorium wherein Prof RSS Mani, VP- Institutional Development, ITM Group, presented the welcome address and also highlighted as how to bridge the industry academia interface. Following that there were 3 panel discussion on topics ranging from financial reforms to financial inclusion. The discussion was very interactive that gave a good understanding to the students. The event was finally concluded with vote of thanks from Dr Latha Chari, Deputy Director, ITM - IFM.
Teacher’s Day Celebrations at ITM-College of Engineering, Nagpur
It was indeed a very joyous moment for all the faculty members as well for students to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan which is marked as Teacher’s Day recently at ITM College of Engineering, Kamptee Nagpur.
MEDIATATION CAMP AT ITMCOE
Meditation is considered the best stress reliever. ITMCOE has been taken a steps toward it under the activity of National Service Scheme (NSS) a one day meditation camp has been organized on Saturday 23August.This program started with AnapanSati Meditation which is a Breathing meditation & is one of the few meditations that can be used for a wide range of purposes. It can be used to build mindfulness, concentration, body knowledge and insight. Further the program followed by Akriya Dhyan . The program concluded by Celebration music and Dance.
Report of Guest Lecture on ”Sun Energy Abundant and clean - A Need of the Hour”
As a part of Industry Institute Interaction, a guest lecture on ”Sun Energy Abundant and Clean - A Need of the Hour” was organized in ITMCOE Nagpur campus on 25th August 2014. Er. Gurmeet Singh Menor was the guest of honor. He has 19 years experience with Hindalco Industries Ltd. in the field of Operation, Equipment maintenance, Process quality control and Research and development. His area of interest is non-conventional energy sources. On his speech, he emphasized on the need of solar power system in present scenario. He also discussed the comparison between the others sources of power generation with solar power generation system and its implementation for domestic applications. He elaborated the topic with many day to day examples which are close to student’s life. His lecture was well planed and supported with power point presentation. It was really innovative, interactive and informative. The project groups from Mechanical and electrical Engineering students discussed their project at the interaction session.
Independence Day celebrations at ITM-Business School, Chennai
"Independence Day at ITM Business School- Chennai was a remarkable day for all those who were a part of it. ITM Business School, Chennai has been serving the unprivileged children on a regular basis, over the years. This year there were 23 children and 3 teachers from Little Buds Residential School (For school drop-outs and rag pickers at Sholinganallur slum), Chennai.
20th Annual Convocation of ITM-Business School, Chennai – A grand event!
ITM-Business School, Chennai held its 20th Convocation Ceremony on Sunday, 10th August, 2014 at The Hyatt Regency. A total of 63 PGDM and 12 PGDM-IB students were awarded degrees.
ITM Visit to SRL Ltd.
On 30-07-2014, ITM team led by Dr.P.V.Ramana, the Hon’ble Chairman of ITM -Group and Chancellor of the University had visited headquarters of SRL Diagnostics Ltd., in the alleyway of value added research based and industry oriented association with ITM-Biosciences programs. The objective of the visit and the discussion with Dr.BR.Das, President Research & Innovation, to establish a benchmark industry friendly programs and bridge the gap between academia and research based health care industry. Dr.MP.Rao, Prof.JV.Shelar and Dr.Samir Pachpute were the other team members attended the visit.
ITM-IHM Oshiwara Inaugural Ceremony on 17th July 2014
On the morning of 17th July 2014, students of the First Year – B.A.-IHTM, Culinary Arts and B.Sc in Hospitality professionals were present at the Inaugural Function at ITM-IHM, Oshiwara.
ITM-Business School, Chennai 2014 Inaugural Ceremony
"The most awaited day of the year 2014, took place in ITM Business School – Chennai on 4th July 2014.The ITM Business School, Chennai batch 2013-15 toppers carried the ITM pennant and lead the march to the Auditorium. After the lighting of Vidhyajothi by the dignitaries the welcome address was given by Prof.Lakshmi Mohan( Deputy Director, ITM Chennai), followed by the speech of Dr. Ganesh Raja, Group Director, ITM Business Schools). The Day was honored by the motivating speech of our Chief guest Mr. Srikant Sharma K. S. (Chief Manager, State Bank of Mysore, Chennai).
News based trading & Analysis on The budget DAY" by ITM - Institute of Financial Markets
ITM IFM presented a special event titled "News based trading & Analysis on The budget DAY" for students of ITM IFM on 10th July, 2014
ITM Executive Education Centre has won prestigious, and unique award on 31st May 2014.
ITM Executive Education Centre has won prestigious, and unique award on 31st May 2014. The award was in the category of Education Excellence. The award was received at the hands of the World Chess Champion, Vishwanathan Anand.
ITM MUSIC CIRCLE MAYURPANKH – Dance of Hope 21st June 2014
ITM Music Circle organized a lively program of Odissi Dance Concert “MAYURPANKH – Dance of Hope” for the awareness on cause of Cancer and the grit required to overcome this dreaded disease at Big Auditorium, ITM Kharghar on 21st June 2014. This program was initiated by Dr. P. V. Ramana and Mrs. Lalitha Ramana. With support from Dr. Ganesh Raja, Dr.C.S.Adhikari and Prof. B.V.R. Murty the conceptualization of the program was being taken forward by Prof. Arjun Naik and Ms. Jasmine Jha and the event was executed smoothly and successfully.
The program ended with the felicitation of Shubadha Varadkar, her disciples and Bharatnatyam Danseuse Prateesha Suresh who graced the occasion and brief appreciation speech by Dr. Ganesh from Tata Memorial Hospital.
11th Inaugural Ceremony of ITM-Institute of Financial Markets
11th Inaugural function of ITM-Institute of Financial Markets was conducted on 16th June, 2014 in Kharghar campus. The Chief Guest of the event was Shri Rajeev Kumar Agarwal, Whole Time Member, SEBI, it was also attended by Dr PV Ramanna, Chairman ITM Group of Institutions, Dr Latha Chari, Deputy Director- IFM, Mrs Rama Das, Advisor and other senior faculties and staff of ITM. The event started with the Welcome address by Dr PV Ramana, followed by the Inaugural address by the Chief Guest, and lastly it was concluded by Vote of thanks which was presented by Dr Latha Chari. The chief guest in his speech highlighted that lots of finance professionals are required in the Indian market with sound finance knowledge and the students who are pursuing this course have the advantage if they do well. The event was well appreciated by the parents of the new batch who attended the event.
International Labour Day at ITM-Business School, Navi Mumbai
International Labour Day also known as the International Worker’s Day and May Day is celebrated on international level. On the eve of May day, ITM Centre for Social Initiatives (Kharghar campus) in association with the HR & Administration team, organized a felicitation ceremony for all its support staff (security, housekeeping, peons, gardener, electricians and sound engineers etc). The function began with the introduction to importance of international labour day in ITM. The purpose of organising such function was to convey a pleasant message to the workers that they are no way less important to the organisation as without their services- housekeeping, canteen, maintenance etc, the so called knowledge workers cannot perform their tasks efficiently and hygienically. The ideals of "Work is worship" and "Dignity of Labour" should be in the DNA of a progressive organisation. At the same time, it is very important for an organisation to appreciate, acknowledge and convey the contribution, however small or big it may, of each and every worker.
"Best HR Practices" at Kharghar Campus on 5th April
The "Best HR practices" competition 2014 was organized on 5th April 2014 at Kharghar campus by the very esteem National Institute of personal Management, Raigad Chapter. The HR team from different organizations like : Reliance Industries, Patal Ganga, Sudarshan Chemicals, Mukund Steel, Deepak Fertilizers LTD, Fugro India Ltd, HOC Ltd, & Spicer India Ltd..had participated & presented the companies overall performance till date which was acknowledged by the jury members on the dias Ms. Saritprava Das, Mr. SG Chavan (Chairman, Raigad Chapter), Mr. Sk Agarwal (Chief G.M NPCL), Mr. A R Hingne (Secretary, NIPM Raigad Chapter), & Mr. Ak Ghosh (Plant Head, Elder Pharmaceuticals). The best team was then honored with rewards on the 11th April at Kharghar Campus.
16th Anniversay Celebration of NIPM Raigad Chapter
The National Institute of Personnel Management, Raigad Chapter celebrated their 16th Anniversary at ITM Business School Kharghar on 11th April 2014. The event was graced by the Mr. Santrupta Misra, CEO Aditya Birla Carbaon and Mr Manoj Rajimwale VP HR, Mumbai International Authority as Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively and Prof RSS Mani VP Institutional Development ITM Group of Institutions. The big auditorium of ITM B School kharghar witnessed an attendance and enthusiastic participation of around 200 HR specialists from the industry. The event concluded with a gala dinner.
National Convention on Judicial Reforms
The 2nd National Convention on Judicial Reforms held at Raipur. The event was attended by senior IAS, IPS officers (rtd), ex-Lok Ayukta of C.G and other legal fraternity from other parts of India. Dr.MP.Rao, speaking on the occasion on the importance and need of reforms in legal education
NISM Mutual Fund Distributes - Continuous Professional Education Program by ITM - Institute of Financial Markets
Continuing its endeavour in Training, ITM - Institute of Financial Markets conducted another one day NISM CPE program for Mutual Fund professionals at Vashi, Navi Mumbai on 22nd Mach 2014. This program is a part of the Continuous Professional Education Program mandated by SEBI for Mutual Fund Distributors. In the prorgram the participants were taught about new practices being followed in Mutual Fund Industry along with the refreshing the existing knowledge. The session was successfully conducted by Prof. Krupesh Thakkar, CFA (ITM-IFM). On same day, the similar program was conducted at Bangalore by Prof Niranjan Subramanian (ITM-IFM). The learnings at both programs were highly appreciated by the participants.
"TOSS Workshop for National Institute for Securities Market (NISM) students conducted by ITM-Institute of Financial Markets."
ITM - Institute of Financial Markets has conducted "Three-Day Workshops" on Trading on Simulated Securities (TOSS) for the students of National Institute for Securities Market (NISM) from 18th to 20 March 2014 and 24th to 26th March 2014 at the Business Simulation Lab, ITM-IFM, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
"TOSS Workshop for Indian Revenue Services (IRS) Officers conducted by ITM-Institute of Financial Markets."
ITM-Institute of Financial Markets has conducted a workshop on Trading on Simulated Securities (TOSS) for the Indian Revenue Services Officers(IRS) as a part of Induction program on 12th March, 2014 at the Business Simulation Lab, ITM-IFM, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The valedictory note was delivered by Dr. Latha Chari (Deputy Director, ITM-IFM) and Mrs. Rama Das, Adjunct Advisor, ITM-IFM. The session was conducted by Prof. Sharad Jha, ITM-IFM wherein he gave insights regarding the integrity of the stock market trading. The session was highly appreciated by all the participants.
M’Festo Mania 2014- ITM EEC-Sion
ITM EEC – Sion organized event on Sunday 9th March 2014 and showcased a wide range of events highlighting the vibrant talents of its students. The event commenced with a traditional lighting of the lamp ceremony followed by graceful chants of Ganpathi Nhaman performed by one of the students. The first half of the event line-up included Singing competition followed by Dance Competition. Judging the event was special guest of the evening T.V personality Sanjay Gajria –known for his role in popular T.V series CID and a host of other T.V. commercials. The judge for Dance competition was the popular dance sensation Firoz Shaikh of the India’s Got Talent fame who also performed on stage to the cheer and applause of the attending crowd of students.
The Educational Tour to Industry @ Silvassa
The Educational Tour to Industry @ Silvassa was organized for students of ITM EEC Churchgate, Matunga, Thane and Dombivali on 8th & 9th March 2014 at Bombay Rayon Fashion Ltd and Nipra Industries Ltd. Overall 127 students participated in Educational Tour from 4 EEC Centre's.
‘Confluence 2014’ at ITM-Business School, Chennai
Confluence 2014 is the first Marketing Conference happened at ITM - Business School Chennai on 8th March 2014. The conference was planned in such a way that research scholars from different parts of the country wrote a paper on the theme of the conference “Marketing Strategies for Global Slowdown”.
Inaugural ITM-Institute for Financial Markets "Equity Research Challenge 2014"
ITM - Institute of Financial Markets as a part of its tenth year celebrations had initiated and hosted a cross campus event titled "ITM- IFM Equity Research Challenge" on 1st March 2014 at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai under the guidance of Dr. Latha Chari, Dy. Director, ITM-IFM. The event was organized with the objective of promoting a culture of equity research, innovation and learning along with sharing the best practices in equity research among the finance students of al ITM-B Schools.
One day workshop @ ITM-Institute for Financial Market for CKT College, Panvel.
ITM-Institute of Financial Markets conducted one day workshop of Trading of Simulated Securities (TOSS) for the students of Changu Kana Thakur College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Panvel, on 2nd March 2014. The participants lived life of a equity trader and learnt about the working of equity segment and trading mechanism. In the Trading Simulation Lab, the students were able to punch in and execute orders in the simulated environment. Later they were also taught about the basics of Technical Analysis.
Prize Distribution Ceremony for BMA Quiz winners held at ITM-Institute for Financial Markets.
Dr. Lata Chari, Deputy Director of ITM-Institute for Financial Markets was invited as chief guest of honor at Bombay Management Association (BMA) held at Sydenham college, Churchgate, Mumbai on 21st February, 2014. Winners of BMA Quiz Competition were felicitated in the event, participation was from undergraduate colleges based in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.
NISM Registrar Transfer Agent - Continuous Professional Education Program by ITM - Institute of Financial Markets
On 21st Feb, 2014 TM - Institute of Financial Markets conducted a one day NISM CPE program for Mutual Fund professionals. This program is a part of the Continuous Professional Education Program mandated by SEBI for Mutual Fund Distributors. In this program, the participants refreshed their knowledge and learned abut the new practices being followed in Mutual Fund Industry along with latest rules and regulations that have taken place in the domain. The session was successfully conducted by Dr. Latha Chari, Deputy Director, ITM-IFM and by Prof. Krupesh ThaKkar, CFA (ITM-IFM). The learning was highly valued by the participants. During the vote of thanks, Prof. Subbarao Peteti (ITM-IFM) also shared his experience as a panel member of Investor’s Grievances Resolution Panel at NSE with the audience to enlighten them with corporate governance issues.
TATA Crucible - The Campus Quiz 2014 at ITM-Business School, Navi Mumbai
TATA Crucible - The Campus Quiz 2014 was hosted at ITM-Business School, Navi Mumbai on 15th Feb 2014. The esteemed guest included:
Quizmaster Pickbrain started the final with his volley of interesting questions and soon enough the duo of Aritra and Aditya from ITM were underway cracking the posers with relative ease. As the quiz moved from one round to another, the other teams started scoring as well but the lead still stayed with these two well prepared quizzers.
You can check the highlights of the event here - http://bit.ly/1jvMP2b
E-Week 2014 at ITM Navi Mumbai: 1st March to 8th March 2014
The Entrepreneurship Cell of ITM Navi Mumbai, E-Vision, is organising the E-Week 2014 in association with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), from the 1st of March 2014 until 8th March 2014. Celebrated every year, this is the
country's largest entrepreneurship event. E-Week aims to
build public awareness and support for entrepreneurship and focuses on
today's biggest opportunities and encourages participants to reflect
To participate please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Six Capital's Seminar on FOREX Trading at ITM-Institute of Financial Markets
Mr. Patrick Teng, Founder and Chief Dealer of Six Capital, Singapore (a centre of excellence for foreign exchange (FX) trading and training) had recently visited ITM-Institute of Financial Markets to highlight its Trainee Dealers Progam (TDP) program. This training-cum-internship program is a comprehensive 12 weeks course in forex trading. The delivery of the course comprising of 3 modules would be through class room sessions, e-learning modules, webinars and live trading sessions. Mr. Sangeet Chopra Growar, head India Operations had also accompanied him.
ITM Executive Education Centre Convocation
ITM EEC held its Convocation at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Chembur, Mumbai on Jan 18, 2014. The hugely successful event was attended by a large number of convocation students and faculty. The Chief Guest was Dr. Prashant Nair, Eminent HR Professional. Dr PV Ramana, Chairman, ITM and Mr. Mahesh Ranade, Director-EEC, also addressed the gathering.
Felicitation of Mr. Utkarsh Pandey, student of ITM-IFM by Aviva Life Insurance
Mr. Utkarsh Pandey of ITM-Institute of Financial Markets who had completed his summer internship with Aviva Life Insurance, was felicitated for the outstanding performance at generating new business by Mr. Amandeep Lohan (Regional Director) and Mr. Swapnil Holkar(Cluster Manager) at Blue Ribbioned Ambassadors Award Ceremony. He was also represented as a Blue Ribbion Ambassador for China trip and was selected as member of Million Dollar Round Table 2013-14 and member of CEO council. We congratulate him for his success and achievement.
FIFA LA FIESTA – Grand Theme Dinner at ITM – IHM Nerul Campus
A very grand and a memorable event ‘FIFA LA FIESTA’ was organised on 31st January, 2014 at the ITM-IHM Nerul, campus. It was a platform to bind the nations by showcasing the ability of sports personalities by creating within oneself feeling of brotherhood and sportsmanship. Nearly 500 people had attended for the event that cherished every part of it.
ITM – Navi Mumbai students emerges winner at Just-Ice 2014 Event
ITM - Navi Mumbai Winners of Just - Ice 2014 Event organized by Rizvi Law College, Mumbai held on 3rd & 4th February 2014. Our Students participated in various events and made us feel proud by winning gold and silver medals in the respective events. Below are the details
ITM – SPICMACAY OPERA CONCERT HELD ON 3RD SEPTEMBER 2013 AT ITM KHARGHAR
Opera concert was organized by ITM and SPICMACAY at ITM Kharghar campus on 3rdSeptember 2013. Prof. Arjun Naik, Life Style Management and Member Cultural Committee initiated the concept of organizing the event at our Kharghar Campus under the guidance of our Chairman, Dr.P.V.Ramana and Group Director, Dr. Ganesh Raja. It was creatively organized by Jasmine Jha, Manager Research and Member Cultural Committee. Also Dr. V. Guite and her team members Sunny, Niraj, Jitu, Mangesh and Parab lent their full support in conducting the event successfully.
NISM Registrar Transfer Agent - Continuous Professional Education Program by ITM - Institute of Financial Markets
ITM - Institute of Financial Markets on 18th Jan 2014 conducted a one day NISM CPE program for RTA professionals. This program is a part of the Continuous Professional Education Program mandated by SEBI for professional who work in the share transfer department of organizations. In this program, the participants refresh their knowledge about the various aspects of share transfer and latest rules and regulations that impact them. This session was conducted by Mr. Haresh Hinduja and was highly appreciated by the participants.
ITM MUSIC CIRCLE – NRITYANJALI – 18TH JANUARY 2014
ITM Music Circle organized a lively program of folk music concert “NRITYANJALI” at Big Auditorium, ITM Kharghar on 18th January 2014. This program was initiated by Dr. P. V. Ramana and Mrs. Lalita Ramana. With support from Dr. Ganesh Raja and Dr.C.S.Adhikari the conceptualization of the program was being taken forward by Prof. Arjun Naik and Ms. Jasmine Jha and the event was executed smoothly.
ITM MUSICAL SANDHYA - 23 November 2013
ITM Music Circle organized a lively program of folk music concert “MUSICAL SANDHYA”
at Big Auditorium, ITM Kharghar on 23rd November 2013. This program was initiated by
Dr. P. V. Ramana and Mrs. Lalita Ramana. With support from Dr. Ganesh Raja and Dr.
C.S.Adhikari the conceptualization of the program was being taken forward by Prof. Arjun
Naik and Ms. Jasmine Jha and the event was executed smoothly.
TOSS Workshop for Security & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) at ITM-IFM
"ITM-Institute of Financial Markets has conducted a workshop on Trading on Simulated Securities (TOSS) for the Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as a part of induction training program for their Officers on 17th January, 2014 at the Business Simulation Lab, ITM-IFM, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
One day TOSS workshop at ITM-Institute of Financial Markets
ITM-Institute of Financial Markets conducted one day workshop of Trading of Simulated Securities (TOSS) for students of B.K. Shroff College of Arts And M.H. Shroff College of Commerce,Kandivali, on 13th and 16th January 2014 who were welcomed by Dr. Latha Chari. The participants lived the life of a equity trader and learnt about the working of equity segment and trading mechanism. In the Trading Simulation Lab, the students were able to punch in and execute orders in the simulated environment. Later they were also taught about the basics of Fundamental and Technical Analysis.
“Advaita” , Cultural fest was organized by the students of ITM - Institute of Financial Markets on 10th December 2013.
The event was organized on the same day when the Bombay Merchant association in collaboration with ITM-IFM organized the inter undergraduate collegiate - ‘Grand Finance Quiz – 2014’. The fest provided the opportunity to the students to showcase their individual talent. The fest included amazing dance performances, mesmerizing singing, comedy and hilarious skits and wonderful and happening fashion shows. The students also put the food and game stalls to showcase their entrepreneur skills. Overall, the event was a splendid effort by the ITM-IFM students and was well appreciated by the BMA quiz participants, students of Helen Keller Institute for Deaf & Deaf and faculties.
One day Workshop at ITM - IFM for CHM College students
ITM - Institute of Financial Markets conducted one day workshop of Trading of Simulated Securities (TOSS) for the students of Smt. Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College, Ulhasnagar, on 18th December 2013. The one day session was a part of the series of workshops which would be conducted for all the participants of BMA Grand Finance Quiz which was organized in December 2013. The participants lived life of a equity trader and learnt about the working of equity segment and trading mechanism. In the Trading Simulation Lab, the students were able to punch in and execute orders in the simulated environment. Later they were also taught about the basics of Technical Analysis.
Manaquest 2K13 at ITM-Business School, Chennai
Manaquest 2K13, the management fest, held on 20th December 2013, organized by the ITM -Business School, Chennai was indeed a grand success with the presence of top notch personalities from the corporate world, imparting knowledge by sharing their experience, mentoring the intellects through the battle and judging them on their performance & the quality of competition amongst the participants galore for the lineup of challenging, interesting and educating events like Stock Wars, IPL auction, Movie Management, Best Manager, Adzap, Paper presentation, Navigators, Product Packaging, Mime and Management Quiz. We had an appreciable response from about 27 Management Institutes and our institute played host to over 350 participants
International HR Conference at ITM Navi Mumbai Campus
ITM Navi Numbai successfully hosted its 13th annual International HR Conference on 14th December 2013. The theme for this year conference “Building a resilient workforce beyond boundaries” proved popular attracting many delegates and international research papers. The conference main objective was to bring together students, industrialists, entrepreneurs, academicians interested in improving and sharing their knowledge and information in business applications in innovation, current trends and technology management across a global network of diverse platforms. Focused with the primary objective was to provide a platform to raise awareness regarding the need for a resilient workforce in a highly evolving and globalised economy.
The entire college took a festive look with the banners and handmade posters and rangoli by the HR students .There were stalls set up in the campus which added extra seasoning to the event.
Overall, the session was very enriching and interactive as the students got an opportunity to hold discussions with respected panel of guests.
BMA and ITM-IFM organized "Grand Finance Quiz - 2013"
Bombay Management Association (BMA) in collaboration with ITM - Institute of Financial Markets successfully organized intercollegiate Finance quiz for the undergraduate students (commerce & Management stream) called “Grand Finance Quiz 2013”, took place at Kharghar Campus, Navi Mumbai. The event was well responded with around 65 teams participating from various colleges across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Mr. Suresh Mhatre (VP, TCS) hosted the Finance Quiz with his unique art of quizzing blended with professionalism and humor. The entire event was conducted under the kind guidance of Dr. Ganesh Raja, Dr. Latha Chari, Mrs Rama Das and Mr. V. Sarangapani (Executive Director, BMA).
Vice Chancellor Appointment of ITM-University, Raipur
His Excellency, Shri Shekhar Dutt, Governor of Chattisgarh has appointed "Dr.T.Dayakara Rao", as the Vice Chancellor of ITM-University, Raipur we.f from 03rd December 2013".
Seminar on “Myths about mutual fund and finance career option” at ITM-Business School, Navi Mumbai
An interactive and mind enlightening seminar was conducted on “myths about mutual fund and finance career option” for the students with PGDM -Finance as specialization by the Unit Trust of India under the Financial Forum of the Institute on 30th November 2013 at ITM-Business School, Navi Mumbai. UTI (Unit Trust of India) is the pioneer among the Asset Management Company and Mutual Funds. The seminar was carried out by Mr. Deepak Mehta. Being an expert and experienced speaker, Mr. Mehta, took the first step of getting the students involved in the presentation by wiping out the myths of our daily life, the myths which we have accepted as they are believed from centuries. The facts given by him were incredible, rather he helped to develop that perception within us, to think beyond what is believed up till now.
Blood Donation Camp at ITM - Business School
On 4th Dec, 2013 ITM - Business school Chennai was the venue for the most noble and humane gesture. The Centre for Social Initiatives (CSI) organized a blood donation camp for a day from 9am to 4pm and the turnout of students for donating blood goes to prove that even in such turbulent times around the globe we have this genuine attitude towards keeping up life on this planet. A total of 70 units of blood were collected. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the donors and also thank Global Hospital and HDFC bank who were the resource organizations. We thank our students & staffs for making this successful.
Eureka 2013 at ITM-SIA Business School, Mumbai
The students and the faculties organised “Eureka 2013” a first of its kind Inter Class Quiz Contest in the Campus on September 23, 2013. The Quest was to unravel the supreme brain power and killer instinct of the Students who had the passion and gusto to crack tricky and brain teasing questions. The event was a run-away success and conducted with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement in the Campus Auditorium.
International HR Conference Events at ITM Navi Mumbai Campus
The most awaited event of the year ‘The International HR Conference’ kick started its events on 21st November 2013.The theme was ‘Building a resilient intellectual capital beyond boundaries’ with an objective to provide a platform where academia and industry professionals can raise awareness of the need for building a resilient work force and to promote thinking on the concepts underpinning organizational resilience.
Supply Chain & Technology Management Conclave at ITM, Navi Mumbai
The dawn of 19th October 2013, was a very special day when the students of ITM Kharghar & Dombivili gathered together for a Supply Chain & Technology Conclave which was the 9th of its kind to be held in consecutive succession at our Kharghar campus. The programme started with Dr. V.V Sople, Director, ITM Dombivili campus speaking of the genesis of the conclave and underscoring the importance of Supply Chain Management. Dr. Sople opined that “Today it is not companies that compete against one another but rather their Supply Chains”. He also gave an example of Boeing and its inventory crisis which caused it to incur huge losses owing to its lack of control over to the concerned third tier suppliers.
Thereafter Dr. Sople then welcomed the first Guest speaker Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha who spoke about Packaging Rationalisation in the Supply Chain and subsequently Professor BVR Murthy welcomed Mr. Apurva Mankad who proceeded to speak about E-Commerce and the ‘Jabong Story’
Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha germane to ‘Dipti Corrugating Industries Pvt Ltd’ (preferred Suppliers to Godrej & Boyce) while rendering her speech on ‘Packaging Rationalization and how it protects the Product and Reputation of the company’, enlightened us about the same with a plethora hitherto unbeknown facts about the packaging industry and this was very well imbibed by us. Dr. Ipshita Basu Guha germane to ‘Dipti Corrugating Industries Pvt Ltd’ (preferred Suppliers to Godrej & Boyce) while rendering her speech on ‘Packaging Rationalization and how it protects the Product and Reputation of the company’, enlightened us about the same with a plethora hitherto unbeknown facts about the packaging industry and this was very well imbibed by us.
The later half of the afternoon was followed by a prolific Speaker, Mr. Apurva Mankad; Founder & CEO Web Express who gave a insight on the scope of E-commerce & IT based supply chains knitted along with the ‘Jabong Story’. Mr. Mankad delineated the nitty gritty of E- commerce tagging along aspects like the difference between traditional & E-commerce supply chain, key supply chain issues of E-commerce which rests on 3 pillars of Fast Delivery, Cash Management, & Reverse Logistics. Mr. Mankad went on to elucidate that Jabong is truly a phenomenal E-commerce success story apart from Myntra, Snapdeal, Flipkart & Just Dial which deals with a Supply chain correlated with finest nuances of IT and technological advancements.
Students of ITM Kharghar, Akriti Kaul & Girish Ganesh the Compares of the event & called Professor Ankush Guha, Faculty at ITM Kharghar, to give concluding vote of thanks. With much enamour, Professor Guha highlighted the importance of packaging by giving a personal account of an E-commerce transaction where the packaging was damaged and returns had to accrue.
The dusk of 19th October thus witnessed the fruitful completion of yet another chapter in the history of ITM’s learning curve for its Supply Chain Management students.
“Finestra 2013” at ITM-Business School, Chennai
With over 30 colleges invited for participation and 3 esteemed speakers, ITM Business School, Chennai held its annual finance convention FINESTRA 2013 on the 21st of November 2013. The theme “Cracking the Macros” was very well implemented over several discussion sessions by esteemed speakers and participants about the macro economic issues faced by the Indian economy. The chief guest of the auspicious occasion Mr. K.P Premnath Chief Executive, India Cements Capital Ltd, inaugurated the convention by discussing the role of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). “A CFO is a steward who serves the company, a catalyst that boosts the economic and financial status and a strategist who tirelessly works towards finding ways and direction in which the company can prosper” said Mr. Premnath while addressing the over 100 participants at the convention.
“BRAND MOKSHA” at ITM- Business School Bangalore
“Brand Moksha” ITM-Business School, Bangalore, a Marketing Event was showcased with Panache n Style by the students from the PGDM Marketing. The day started on an ebullient mood witnessing the footfalls of 200 students on campus. A magnificent day filled with events that tested the student's presence of mind and was absolutely a Battle of Wits. An event which was crafted and choreographed to perfection. Every student from other B School walked away liberated and truly achieved Moksha in terms of enriching their learning curve. An amazing panel discussion with stalwarts from the Marketing, Media and Branding Genres who waxed Eloquent on the Theme "Brand India". The Panelists: Mr.Suraj Nair-Sr Vice President Thomas Cook, Ms Gunjan Saraswa - Sales Head Apple, Mr. Pramod Sudhindra - Senior Manager Accenture (ITM B ALUMNI), Mr Bharath Chopra CEO-Erweis Software Solutions, Mr K. Thakur COO Grey Caps Pvt Ltd.
Deakin University students visit to ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai
Welcoming the Deakin university students and faculty members and interacting with them on the 18th and 19th of November was an honorable steps towards the aforesaid belief. Deakin students along with their esteem faculty Ms.Lidia Xynas , Mr.Darryl Colthard , Ms.Jane and their Indian Convenor Ms.Kanika were offered a warm floral & traditional welcome by admin , Alumni Team , Ms.Jasime Jha & Prof.Arjun Naik . The day’s agenda at the big auditorium began with a presentation on Intellectual Property Rights by Dr.V V Sople , Director ITM- SIA Business School. Prof. Manisha Rajadhyaksh took an interactive session on Business Ethics. The Deakin students by and large are pursuing their law and therefore participated enthusiastically in both the sessions. A few of our students were ITM Buddies and they helped in conducting the FAQ session smoothly. ITM Buddies namely- Ankit , Vipul , Sarthak ,Tapas , Swati Sharma , Swati Jaiswal were on their toe in co-ordinating & extending warm hospitality on both the days . On Day 1 post lunch sessions saw segments wherein the Alumni Team shared visual testimonials of ITM Alumni who are currently holding niche position in the corporate world. This was followed by the great debate on the Topic –“Is the US’s electronic invasion of our privacy Justified?’’.
ITM - Institute of Fashion, Design &Technology 2013 Freshers Party - Enter the Mafia Way!
Diwali Bazaar 2013 at ITM Navi Mumbai Campus
Like every year, this year too the E-Cell of ITM celebrated the Diwali Bazaar, the most awaited event of ITM on 23rd & 24th October 2013. This is an event where the entrepreneurial skills of the students are tested. They are given an opportunity to put up stalls and sell products in the campus.
On Day 1 of Diwali Bazaar 20 stalls were set up. They had not only named and branded their stalls and products but also created tag line which represented their stalls. The students were actually practicing what ever they learned in their classrooms like choosing the location of the stall, promotions, pricing, choosing the right product for the market, logistics, inventory management and how to deal with competition. Strategies were made, changed, adapted but finally all paid off.
On Day 2 the students replenish their stock and start a new day with new strategies. They even went for door to door marketing to the cabins of faculty and staff.
It was amazing to see the enthusiasm of all the participants and the support extended to them by the staff and faculty members of ITM. In fact many staff and faculty members had their lunch from these stalls only. The effort put by the organisers was really appreciable.
The final part of the Diwali Bazaar was the presentation done by the stall owners to the E-Cell faculty members on 28th October 2013. The presentation was based on the following parameters- Product or Service, Marketing strategy, Sales, Profit, BEP, Learnings and Suggestions. The presentation was graded and the best stall wins cash prize.
Nationwide Financial Inclusion Campaign – Empowerment of Village Artisans and Village Entrepreneurs – 2013
Urban Haat conducts fairs all through the year for Crafts, Food and Cultural Activities. The recent ongoing event is the National Handloom Expo organized by ACASH (Ministry of Textiles). One of the objectives of ACASH (Association of Corporations and Apex Societies of Handlooms) is to help in promotion of handloom goods in domestic and export markets through exhibitions, expos and buyer-seller meets.
To augment these efforts of ACASH, students of ITM – IFM conducted a Nationwide Financial Inclusion Programme at Urban Haat. This campaign is conducted and conceptualized every year by the students and boasts of a new theme each year. This programme creates awareness among the participants on different aspects related to finance, marketing, designing, technology, etc and the ways and means to overcome them.
ITM – Institute of Financial Markets (ITM – IFM) was set up in 2003 to cater to the specific needs of the BFSI sector through its ever evolving, innovative program of Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Financial Markets. The institute celebrating its decade long operation of excellence, innovation and learning. The theme was “Use of Information & Communication Technology for Finance & Marketing”
The students spent an entire week interacting with the artisans, weavers, etc. to understand their business models and challenges w.r.t finance, operations, marketing and so on. Most artisans were found to be using mobiles only for traditional calling and listening music. So, it was felt that they can be trained to use mobile application and technologies for development and growth of their business. With these insights the students has designed and delivered in guidance of faculties of ITM Institute of Financial Markets and Mr. K V S Nair a two days workshop in a Hindi covering the following concepts.
All artisans, weavers etc. actively participated and appreciated the efforts taken by the faculties and students of ITM Institute of Financial Markets. They were keen on learning more about the same and promised to implement their learning for business which would be able to access internet and learn the procedures in details. They were also very touched by the keen interest and concern shown by the students in their business and their eagerness to teach them to scale new heights in their business.
The programme was attended by Mr. Nitin Putcha Vice President (Operations) ITM Groups, Dr. Latha Chari ( Dy.Director ITM-IFM) , Mrs. Rama Das( Ex IRS Officer), Mr. J.A.Bhavsar, CIO ITM Group and Mr. K.S.V.Nair ( Manager, Urban Haat – CIDCO ). Mr. K.S.V.Nair appreciated the efforts of the students in their endeavor to educate the participants.
Chef Fabrice conducted workshop for chocolate making at ITM - IHM Nerul