News & Events
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
Kudos to ITM - Chennai students
Students of ITM - Chennai believe in experiential learning by battling at various B School management fests in events like Best Manager, Stock Wars, IPL Auction, Adzap etc. Thus, the students become more competent and confident to face the corporate world.
23rd Foundation Day Celebrations at ITM - Business School, Chennai
On Oct 8th 1991, the first foundation was laid for the ITM - Group of Institutions. The 23rd Founders day of ITM was celebrated in joyous & enthralled way more than grandeur.
ITM EEC Vashi had organized a Dandiya night on 06 Oct 2013. This was the first event ITM EEC Vashi had organized Dandiya Night.
ITM EEC Students at Imagica
It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that we had organized a picnic for students to Imagica - Amusement park. This event was organized for the 1st time in Central Region center's (Churchgate, Dombivili, Matunga,Thane), and was very much accepted and appreciated by the students . Overall 124 students participated from the center's. The mood of the students was jubilant and excitement was clearly seen on the faces of students when they reached Imagica.
Industrial Visit to Grundfos by ITM - Business School, Chennai
Experiential learning is one of the most popular and fastest form of learning. Where visit to industries are an integral part of management studies. It provides hands on experience and enables the students to get practical exposure in the real time. First year students of PGDM at ITM Chennai got a similar opportunity by visiting Grundfos company which is the first eco- friendly company in India; an initiative to undergone practical learning through manufacturing company. Industrial visit to understand the company’s manufacturing details there production house which has a six sigma rating in India and eco friendly environment. The important point which was discovered in this company was that everything is based on the technology even the certification and the manufacturing of the products are done using high data technology.
3rd Academic Counsel Meeting and handing/taking over
"Dr.T.Dayakar Rao, a senior professor from ITM family had taken over the responsibilities of in-Charge Vice Chancellor of ITM-University, Raipur.
ITM EEC held its Seminar “Being Unequal- Surging Ahead in Challenging Times" at ITM Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, on Sept 21, 2013.
The hugely successful event was attended by a large number of students, alumni faculty & Co-operates. The guest speaker was Mr. Arvind K Murwaha. He is a Leadership Coach with 25 years in the best of corporate India and Mr. Mahesh Ranade, Director-EEC, also addressed the gathering.
ITM - Business School, Bangalore organizes HR event ‘Prayas 2013’
On 14th September, 2013 ITM - Business School, Bangalore, witnessed a spectacle event, ‘Prayas 2013’. Management Institutes like Christ University, Centre for Management Studies - Jain University, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, IBMR, M P Birla Institute of Management were part of the event. The ceremony was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Ms Seema Sali, Head HR, William Penn & the Guest of Honour Mr T. V Krishnamurthy, GM- HR, Titan Industries. There were 5 grueling rounds in the form of Corporate Social Responsibility, Extempore, Thematic Apperception Test, Business Quiz and finally the Treasure Hunt, tested the intellect and intelligence of the teams. Christ University emerged the Ultimate Winners whereas CMS, Jain College won the Runners-up Shield. The fame of ITM Bangalore as an event that was a Six Sigma one in every possible respect, be it hospitality, overall management, the prizes given out etc. ITM Bangalore is one place where “Dreams become a reality”. ‘Prayas 2013’ was a perfect personification, when the dreams actually became a reality.
Ganesh Utsav Celebrations at ITM Navi Mumbai Campus
ITM Navi Mumbai celebrated Ganesh Utsav for last 13 years continue to take place was initiated & actively participated by the students of ITM Kharghar & activities such as decoration, getting idol, events of daily schedule i.e Nirmalya Pooja & Deeparadhana, Dhol night, Bhajans, Jagran and so on.
Satyanaryan pooja accompanied with Maharashtrian Theme Lunch was arranged for all the student, staff, faculties and guests on 12th September 2013.
On the last day a group dance performance by Lezim Team performed during the visarjan was the most splendid & eye-candy performance. The immersion took place safely with "Ganpati Bappa Morya , Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Ya....!"
Onam Celebrations at ITM - Business School, Bangalore
Onam - A day for everyone to celebrate in ITM. In ITM - Business School, Bangalore, the students came together irrespective of their background to celebrate the Harvest Festival and this year the students have gone a way ahead differently. The previous day students geared up for the following day’s celebration by decorating the campus. The day started in a colorful way – with the students entering college in ethnic wear. The puja was conducted & followed by the distribution of Payasam, a traditional sweet dish prepared in Onam. It was the idea of our new friend in campus - Aditya Madan, who had come up with a CSR activity to distribute payasam to the people outside the college campus with a tagline of “Have Some Payasam”.
ITM - IFM accredited with the National Institute of Securities Market (NISM)
ITM-Institute of Financial Markets has signed an agreement with NISM (National Institute of Securities Market) to become their accredited training providers for conducting Continuous Professional Education (CPE) programs for financial market intermediaries in the area of Mutual Fund Distribution, Depository Operations, Currency Derivatives, Corporate RTA’s (Registrars to an Issue and Share Transfer Agents), Mutual Fund RTA’s Interest Rate Derivative, Mutual Fund Foundation, Securities Operation & Risk Management & Equity Derivatives. Under this agreement all those certificate holders whose certificates are about to expire within the next year and wish to renew the same, can do so by attending the one day NISM approved course with ITM-IFM. IFM would hold this courses pan India wherever the ITM Group has got its presence.
StemRx and ITM-Group Academic Association
"On 6-09-13, ITM and StemRx have signed a MOU of academic Association to support both the organisations to evolve research, patient care and academic facilities at ITM-IHS, ITM-University and at StemRx (Mahajan Hospitals). Presently StemRx is involved in new age treatment based on "Stemcell".
“GRATITUDE” at ITM - Business School Navi Mumbai
''Teachers can change lives’ with right mix of chalk and challenges. Teachers are not just facilitators of education but also that guiding light who lead us through the tunnel of darkness on to brightness.''
Indian Development Foundation (IDF) Day Social Action Awards 2012-13.
IDF Foundation Day was organized on 3rd Sep 2013 at Bhakti Kalakshetra Auditorium, ISKCON, Juhu, Mumbai. 31 Schools/ Colleges Principals/ Teachers - 170 students were honored for excellent social work. IDF CSR Awards/ IDF Best Partner Award/ IDF Social Ambassador Awards and IDF Social Action Awards were presented for 2012-13.
Institute for Technology and Management, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai having been closely associated with IDF for last four years by sending many of PGDM students to IDF for NGO Internship figured out prominently while receiving the Social Action Awards from IDF.
Higher Education Forum (HEF) workshop at ITM - Navi Mumbai
Higher Education Forum (HEF) workshop was graced by Prof. R.S.S. Mani, VP (Institutional Development, ITM Group of Institutions) and Dr. Sen Gupta from HEF on 31st August 2013 at ITM - Navi Mumbai campus.
Deliberating extensively on the topic was also our esteemed alumni of first batch Ms. Danalakshmi Chettiar from Kath Media Trips, Head of HR and Ms. Durga Chaterjee, specialist in HR with the service sector.
The gripping session was attended by Dean Academics Dr. C.S Adhikari, Asst. Director - Academics Dr. Saritprava Das, HOD – HR Dr. Snigdha Rani Mishra, Dr Vanlalruat Guite, Manager - Administration, esteem HR faculties, Research Assistants and group of enthusiastic PGDM Human Rersources & International Business students. Dep. Director GLC Prof. B.V.R Murthy shared the objective of the iConnect in the august forum.
Dr. Saritprava Das extended a humble gesture of gratitude to Prof. R.S.S Mani by handing over a sapling.
"Gracias - 2013" at ITM - SIA Business School - Mumbai
“Gracias” - An interactive session sharing learning’s & experiences of ITM PGDM iConnect internship at ITM - SIA Business School Mumbai campus was conducted on 10th August 2013.
The event started by the lighting of lamp by Dr.V.V.Sople (Director ITM - SIA), the Corporate Invitees, Prof. Vidya Srinivas, Meeta Daryani (Corporate Relations - ITM - SIA) & other Professors. The corporate delegates addressed the panel by their words on how Innovative the interns were in their internship and how they completed their tasks in the given time and also shared their experiences with the Interns. The corporate delegates highlighted the event by their motivated videos.
There was an interactive gaming session with the corporate delegates like, Mentor and Mentee building a tower together. A harmonic and beautiful musical session by the students & an amazing act presented by our juniors”Journey of a Graduate to Post graduate”.
Finally, candles were exchanged between seniors and juniors which was a mark of an innovative thought to handover the responsibilities and duties of seniors to juniors to groom themselves in the corporate world. The thank you note, in the end, was addressed by Prof. Vidya Srinivas & mementoes were presented to the corporate delegate’s as a token of appreciation.
Innovative English learning & training program for Zila Parishad School Teachers in ITM - Navi Mumbai
The Bombay Community Public Trust, a Mumbai-city based community foundation, has launched e-teaching project, in association with Muktangan and Tata Interactive Systems. This Project seeks to create not- for-profit, standardized and quality, technology-based teaching aids which confirms to the Syllabus. So that Children in these schools get the same high quality of teaching as those who can afford expensive schools and tuitions.
ITM - IHM Fresher’s Party Celebrations 2013
On 23rd August 2013, second year students of ITM - IHM, Nerul organized Fresher party for the newly joined first year students at ITM Kharghar campus.
The event was full of activities & gave an opportunity for first year students to showcase their talent.The event started with cultural programs at 2.30 pm with variety of performances from such as traditional Jogwa to international hip hops, solo singers and instrument artists also portrayed their talents.
Winners of cute face competition were Ms. Aditi Mainkar and Mr. Kunal Negi were awarded with their prizes, whereas, Mr. Fresher went to Mr. M.R. Ravish and Ms. Fresher went to Ms. Krutika Sawant after a quick talent hunt. Best performers of the afternoon were Mr. Satvik Bagdekar & Ms. Pradnya Lohate.
After a quick snacks break, everyone joined back for an ultra rocking DJ by DJ Bosco & finally enjoyed a delicious dinner to end the day.
Second Year students shown great managerial skills such as leadership, innovation, controlling of the event, Team work etc. which eventually resulted in a successful event.
One day Trading of Simulated Securities (TOSS) workshop conducted by ITM-IFM
ITM-Institute of Financial Markets conducted one day workshop of Trading of Simulated Securities (TOSS) for the students of Model College Dombivli on 24th August 2013 who were welcomed by Dr. Latha Chari. The participants learnt about the working of equity segment and trading mechanism and were able to trade in the Trading Simulation Lab. Later they were also taught about the basics of Technical Analysis. The whole session was successfully conducted by Prof. Sharad Jha and Prof. Krupesh Thakkar. The workshop was highly appreciated by the students and they showed their interest in attending such sessions in future.
MAVERICK 3.0 - 2013
MAVERICK 3.0 is an inter batch competition organized every year by ITM - Business School, Navi Mumbai. After completing three successful seasons, Maverick is now one the most sought event in this Institution.
Soul Konnect by ITM - Institute of Fashion, Design & Technology
On 17th August, ITM - Institute of Fashion, Design & Technology (ITM - IFDT) organized an event for 44 kids & 5 staff from “SEAL ASHRAM , Mumbai ”who came to ITM Kharghar campus which was headed by our Asst. Director Ms. Mita Gangoly & students of IFDT in presence of Prof. B V R Murthy and C.S.Adhikari along with our other faculty, staff members & Alum relations Team.
Independence Day Celebrations at ITM - Navi Mumbai Campus
ITM - Navi Mumbai (Kharghar) family took out 2hrs of time on the resplendent morning of Azaadi Divas. It was a moment to reflect on the past and think about the future and therefore the morning was very rightly named as “AKS”. After the ceremonial flag hoist at 9am and the rendition of respected National Anthem by students and faculties, was a speech by Dr. C S Adhikari in his signature style of blending humour and addressing the importance of independence to the students. A very unique attempt of ceremonial independence speech by Prof. Arjun Naik in Sanskrit added a touch of regality to the event. Short speeches, Patriotic songs, Poetry, Dance were the main agenda of the very patriotic morning.The show stealer however was a skit by students wherein they depicted the heart gripping sacrifice of life by Martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev & Rajguru for Azadi. Everyone present in the audience was moved and many an eye brimmed and many a heart overwhelmed when Aarti Mailurkar rendered….”Aye mere watan k logon”.
Blood Donation Camp at ITM - Business School, ITM Navi Mumbai
On 8th July ITM - Business school Kharghar was the venue for the most noble and humane gesture. The Centre for Social Initiatives (CSI) organized a blood donation camp for half a day from 9am to 1pm 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 149 units of blood was collected. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the donors and also thank TATA Memorial Hospital (ACTREC) and Think Foundation (J.J Hospital) who were the resource organizations. Financial support came pouring in from Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai Sunrise. Dr. Vanlalruat Guite and her team (Jeetu, Sachin, Sunny, Shekhar and Parab mama) ensured immaculately smooth flow by logistical support.
In - Room Dining at ITM – IHM, Nerul
TYBSc students of ITM - IHM , Nerul campus had organised a Room Service Breakfast service on 1st Aug & Lunch Service on 2nd Aug. Room service, also known as In-Room Dining which is an integral part of Food & Beverages (F&B) Dept. in hotels worldwide.
Fresher’s Day 2013 at ITM - Chennai
ITM - Chennai Freshers’Day, the most waited moment by both the seniors as well the juniors were celebrated on 8th August, 2013. The gala event started with the Seniors Video followed by the Juniors video of their respective sections. Followed by singing competition & talent show where the juniors were encouraged to depict their various talents. The juniors jumped to this opportunity and one of the student became magician & performed “Magic Show”. The next event on the talent show was mime show about the Delhi Gang Rape.
ITM - IFM Induction trip to Adventure 1 Zone - Vangani
Outbound trip to Vangani was organized for the new batch of ITM - IFM (2013-15) as a part of their induction program for 3 days from 26th - 28th June 2013. The exposure to freshers included various adventurous activities and management games. The students learned lessons on crisis management and to perform as a team. Overall the trip was helpful for the students for their personal development, letting them get familiar with each other and at the same time enhancing their management skills.The whole outbound program was highly appreciated by the students.
"ABHAAR - Reconnect with iconnect internship corporate partners"
ITM - Institute of Financial Markets which was started in the year 2003 has completed 10 glorious years of existence. This would not have been possible without the support of all the stakeholders and so in order to show our gratitude we are organizing a series of events. One such event was conducted on 3rd August, 2013 in our Kharghar campus wherein we invited all the iConnect partners to show our gratitude in an event titled "ABHAAR - Reconnect with iConnect internship corporate partners".
MoU with NTTF
Memorandum of Understanding is signed between ITM Group Institutes and Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) for academic collaboration for joint programs leading to award of Certificates, Diplomas, Advance Diploma, PG Diploma and Associate degrees. NTTF is headquarterred in Banglore and their Diplomas and Vocational programs are respected by industry. The MoU was signed by Dr. P.V. Ramana, Chairman, ITM Group and Mr. N. Reguraj, MD, NTTF in our Corporate Office at Platinum Technopark, Vashi.
ITM - IFDT Convocation Ceremony
ITM - Institute of Fashion, Design and Technology (ITM - IFDT) and Nottingham Trent University held its convocation ceremony on 26th July 2013 for the first graduating batch of 2010-2013.
The graduates were awarded B.A Honors in Fashion Design and Fashion Business .Apart from the convocation ceremony the highlight of the event was a Fashion Show and an Interior Design Exhibition by the present students of the Institute.
Chairman of the ITM Group of Institution Dr. P.V. Ramana gave away the Nottingham Trent University degree and a memento which was a treat to the fresh graduates. The parents of the first year students got a good glimpse of the visionary himself. We are very happy to mention that 10 students graduated and have been placed.
ITM - IHM Oshiwara students volunteered and were simply amazing with their hospitality skills. Looking forward for many more convocations in the coming years.
Thank you all for the motivation and support.
Culinary Workshop “Eating with your Five Senses" at ITM - IHM Nerul
ITM - IHM Nerul conducted a workshop “Eating with your Five Senses” for its third year students on 25th July, 2013. The workshop with European Quality Foods step forward to familiarize the students with European Cuisine, and spreading knowledge among future Chefs about the European Gastronomy.
Beer Appreciation Program at ITM - IHM Nerul
Beer appreciation program was conducted by Mr. Rahul Kanekar (Sr. Lecturer F&B Service) for second year students on 25th & 26th July 2013 in BTR, Nerul Campus. Students were told about diffirent types of beers such as Ale, Lager, Stout, Draught, Double Stout, etc and this was followed by actual tasting of the beers. Such session proves to be more fruitful wherein, students get a chance to see the bottles and taste the beer helping them in understanding the topic with much more finer details. The session was tailor made in tune with how the service is actually conducted in the beverage industry.
Inaugural Ceremony of ITM-Institute of Hotel Management, Nerul (Navi Mumbai), 2013 - 16 Batch
It is that time of the year, every year where young aspirants accompanied by their anxious parents, flocked in large numbers to attend the Induction ceremony. But this time around not only did we have the inauguration ceremony, but also a convocation ceremony to felicitate our first batch our Advanced Diploma in Pastry and Confectionery (ADPC) on IHM, Nerul campus. The program was hosted by Prof. Preetam Gupte. IHM Director, Professor Ruchita Verma, presented potted plants to the guests as a token of appreciation.
Liquor Appreciation Session at ITM - IHM, Nerul
A liquor appreciation session was conducted by Mr. Rahul Kanekar (Sr. Lecturer F&B Service) for second year students on 8th and 9th July 2013. It was first of its kind which was added this year to ensure students gain an in depth knowledge of liquor. The session was tailor made in tune with how the service is actually conducted in the industry. The session included serving and appreciation of liquor wherein students were told about the universal way of serving all the liquors. In this session service demonstrations of the alcohol such as Whiskey, Vodka, Rum, Gin, Tequila and Brandy was done. The event summed up with the tasting session of the same.
Dr.P.V.Ramana, Chancellor of ITM-University, Chairman of ITM-Group along with the team of University and ITM-IHS had visited Thyrocare Technologies Ltd., on 22-07-2013.
The Chancellor, speaking to the executives of Thyrocare about the requisite passion and desire towards upgrading the knowledge and skills to excel in career and life. The importance of Research in Medical Technology.
“Corporate2Campus”- A unique corporate interface initiative by ITM -Business School, Navi Mumbai
“Corporate2Campus” was a distinct endeavor by the Marketing department of ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai to express their gratitude to the corporate mentors who guided the students under them during their internship program. The program was conducted at the ITM Campus, Kharghar on 12th July, 2013, Friday.
Inaugural Ceremony of ITM-Institute of Hotel Management, Oshiwara (Mumbai), 2013 - 16 Batch
Young, aspiring students and their parents gathered for the Inaugural Function (Hospitality & Tourism and Culinary Courses) at ITM-IHM, Oshiwara on 10th July, 2013. Chief Guest, Mr. Rahul Akerkar - Founder and Managing Director of DeGustibus Hospitality Pvt Ltd and Guest of Honour, Ms. Reema Sisodia Lokesh - Editor of Express TravelWorld & Express Hospitality, B2B publications from (The Indian Express Group) were presented potted plants as a token of appreciation.
This was followed by the traditional lighting of the lamp and cutting of the cake. ITM - IHM Director, Ms Ruchita Verma delivered the Inaugural Address. The focus being retaining the spark of excitement, so evident in each one today and the need to overcome the storms of life.
Chief Guest emphasized the importance of choosing the right path and giving it your all. He also focused on the direct link between humility and prosperity. Never stop learning, he emphasized, as the moment you say that you know it all, it indicates the end of your growth. Designation, to Mr. Akerkar is of least importance, whether you are a Commi or a Sous Chef, your skills set, creativity and ability to learn is all that matters. “Don’t take yourself seriously, take your work seriously”, he said.
Our Guest of Honor gave her insights to the audience about the diverse & dynamic nature of the hospitality industry. The learning journey enables the hospitality professional to stay ahead as well as take up greater responsibilities.She urged parents to encourage their children to make careers out of what they love doing, as life is all about chasing your dreams rather than chasing money. Focussing on the potential and possibilities that India has to offer as a tourism destination; luxury heritage hotels are redefining themselves.
Chef Yogesh Utekar, Principal (ITM-IHM, Oshiwara) proposed the vote of thanks. Inaugural function ended with affable interaction among the participants.
Inaugural Ceremony of ITM - Business School Chennai, 2013 -15 Batch
2013 -15 Batch of ITM - PGDM iConnect program commenced with the inauguration function on 5th July, 2013 at ITM - Chennai campus. The Chief Guest for the program was Mr. Bharath Gopalan, Senior DGM, Learning & Development, Madras Cements Ltd & the Guest of Honour was Mrs. Gayathree Krishna, Business Manager, IGP Group, a successful entrepreneur and alumina of ITM - Chennai (1994-96). The presiding dignitaries included Prof. Lakshmi Mohan, Deputy Director, and Prof. P. V. Jaikumar, Registrar, ITM - Chennai.
“PAATSHALA” – PGDM Marketing Event at ITM Navi Mumbai Campus
A spectacular event management exercise “Paatshala" held on "28th June 2013" in ITM Navi Mumbai campus by PGDM Marketing students.
“DIMENSIONS” – PGDM Marketing Event at ITM Navi Mumbai Campus
Marketing event named "Dimensions" held on "27th June 2013" in ITM Navi Mumbai campus.
ITM - Business School, Bangalore 2013-2015 Batch Inauguration
Inaugural Ceremony of 21st Batch of PGDM held at ITM - Business School, Bangalore on 17th June, 2013. ITM Bangalore campus has been in existence since 1992 and with an alumni base of more than a thousand, was yet again a witness to the annual ceremony of welcoming the new batch of 2013-2015.
MOU signed between ITM-University and Thyrocare Technologies Ltd.
An Academic Industry collaboration MOU signed between ITM-University and Thyrocare Technologies Ltd., This association is an endeavour to fill the gap between the industry demand and requirement of research based learning to make the candidate suitable. Initially the association will be focussing on Life Sciences programs.
ITM - IHM international tie-up with Harrison College, USA
ITM - IHM has added yet another feather to its cap, with another international tie-up with Harrison College - The Chef's Academy, USA, representatives of the Harrison College Dr. Richard James Bonaccorsi (Vice President of International Operations), Mr. Christopher John Hutchinson (Director of International Partner Relations) accompanied by their Indian representative Ms. Nayana Solanki visited IHM, Navi Mumbai (Nerul) and interacted with the students of the second and final year of the Mumbai University, staff and management of the college.
Inaugural Ceremony of 10th Batch of PGDM – Financial Markets
ITM - Institute of Financial Markets inaugurated the 10th Batch of PGDM - Financial Markets (2013-15) on 24th June, 2013. The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Shri.Anand Sinha, Deputy Governor of RBI. The event marked the completion of a decade of ITM - IFM and all the past Directors were also felicitated. The program was hosted by Shri Nitin Putcha, VP - Operations & Marketing, ITM Group and Dr Latha Chari, Deputy Director, ITM - IFM.
19th Convocation Ceremony @ ITM Chennai
The 19th Convocation of Institute for Technology and Management (ITM) Chennai was held on 30th June, 2013, Sunday, at Hotel Hyatt Regency, Teynampet.
Dr. P.V. Ramana, Chairman ITM Group and Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President Mongomery College sigining MoU
MoU was signed between ITM-Group of Institutions and Montgomery College, Maryland, USA during the India-U.S. Higher Education dialogue held on June 25, 2013 in New Delhi for capacity building with respect to Community Colleges. The MoU was signed by Dr. P. V. Ramana, Chairman, ITM Group and Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President, Montgomery College.
ITM - SIA Business School, Mumbai Inaugural Ceremony 2013-2015 Batch
The inaugural function of the PGDM Batch 2013-2015 was held on June 11th 2013 at the seminar hall of the ITM - SIA Business School campus. Dignitaries of the function were Prof. Nitin Putcha (VP-ITM Group of Institutions), Mr. Vivek Govilkar (Ex-HR Head Burrough Corp.) as the Chief Guest, Dr Ajit .K.Verma (Prof IIT Mumbai) as the Guest of Honour, Mr Suresh Dol (M.D of Dol Group of Industries) as Special Invitee, Mr.Ravi Shankar (V.P of South Indian Association) and Prof (Dr) V.V. Sople (Director ITM-SIA Business School). The function started by welcoming the various dignitaries and presenting those bonquets, followed by Saraswati Vandana and lighting the lamp.
ITM - GLC Batch 2013 - 2015 Inaugural Ceremony
ITM Global Leadership Center (ITM - GLC) Batch 2013-15 (International Business, Human Resource Management and Retail Management & Marketing) were inaugurated after invoking the blessings of the almighty and by lighting of the ITM Vidya Jyoth by Mr. Nitin Putcha (VP- Operations and Marketing, ITM Group of Institutions), Dr. Ganesh Raja (Group Director - ITM Business Schools) and Prof BVR Murthy (Deputy Director - ITM Global Leadership Centre).
ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai Inaugural Ceremony 2013-15 Batch
The inauguration of ITM Business School PGDM Batch 2013-2015 was held at the big auditorium in Navi Mumbai (Kharghar) campus on 10th June 2013. The august event was graced by Chief Guest Dr. Radhakrishna Pillai, Founder Director, Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership and honorable Chairman Dr. P. V. Ramana.
Dean Academics Dr. C.S Adhikari gave an overview of the student had book followed by Registrar Prof Suhas Vaishampayan informing the students about the exam regulations. The Asst. Director – Academics Dr. Sarit Parva Das proposed the vote of thanks. Inaugural event concluded with the National Anthem.
ITM - IHM Graduation Ceremony 2013
ITM - Institute of Hotel Management (ITM- IHM) Graduation Ceremony 2013 was held in the presence of Professor Dr. Petra Wend Vice - Chancellor and Principal, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh on Friday 7th June 2013.
ITM - IFM conducted TOSS workshop for SEBI Officers on 7th June 2013
ITM - Institute of Financial Markets (ITM - IFM) has conducted a workshop on Trading on Simulated Securities (TOSS) for Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as a part of their Induction program for their new joinees on 7th June, 2013 at the Business Simulation Lab, ITM - IFM, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
ITM - EEC Chennai 2013 Convocation
ITM EEC held its Convocation and Alumni meet at GRT Hotel Chennai, on June 01, 2013. The hugely successful event was attended by a large number of Convocating students, alumni and faculty. The Chief Guest was Mr. Shankar B, CEO Fourth Dimention Media Solutions Pvt Ltd, Dr.P.V.Raghavan, Renowned Educational Consultant - Tamil Nadu, Dr.V.Nagarajan, Director - Radius Consultancy and Mr. Mahesh Ranade, Director-EEC, also addressed the gathering..
PGDM Annual Convocation Ceremony – ITM Mumbai & ITM Navi Mumbai
The 21st Annual Convocation of ITM Business School Navi Mumbai and the 1st Annual Convocation of ITM - SIA Business School, Mumbai (Dombivili) was held on 1st June at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The ceremonial procession entered the Hall at 9.45 am. The august event in the morning was graced by Chief Guest Shri Satish Pradhan (Advisor - Tata Group) and in the afternoon by Dr. K.C Chakrabarthy (Deputy Governor of RBI) and Mr. Yogi Sriram (Sr. VP - Corporate Human Resources, L & T). Honorable Chairman Dr. P.V. Ramana ITM Group of Institutes wished all graduates the very best and urged and inspired the brand ambassadors to keep the ITM flag hoisted and flying always.
ITM EEC-Bangalore-May 2013 Convocation & Alumni Meet
ITM EEC held its Convocation and Alumni meet at The Chancery Pavilion Bangalore, on May 26, 2013. The hugely successful event was attended by a large number of Convocating students, alumni and faculty. The Chief Guest was Mr Pundi Narasimham, President, Novus STS, Mr. Nabarun Chakraborty, Regional Head – South, ITM EEC and Mr Mahesh Ranade, Director-EEC, also addressed the gathering.
ITM EEC held its convocation and alumni meet at Jade Garden in Worli, Mumbai, on May 11. The hugely successful event was attended by a large number of convocating students, alumni and faculty. The Chief Guest was Mr Anand Pillai, Chief Learning Officer, Reliance Industries. Dr PV Ramana, Chairman, ITM and Mr Mahesh Ranade, Director-EEC, also addressed the gathering.
“LEE KUM KEE” Recipe Contest at ITM - Institute of Hotel Management, Oshiwara
ITM-IHM Oshiwara believes in the need to encourage and develop creativity in young people, and this includes creativity in the Kitchen.
"TOSS event conducted for SEBI participants by ITM-Institute of Financial Markets."
ITM-Institute of Financial Markets has conducted a workshop on Trading on Simulated Securities (TOSS) for the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) as a part of Induction program for their new joinees on 10th May, 2013 at the Business Simulation Lab, ITM-IFM, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
ITM-IFM Alumni, Mr Dharmesh Bhatia awarded in the MTM Corporate Star Awards
"TOSS Workshop for National Institute for Securities Market (NISM) students conducted by ITM-Institute of Financial Markets."
ITM - Institute of Financial Markets has conducted a workshop on Trading on Simulated Securities (TOSS) for the National Institute for Securities Market (NISM) as a part of their Induction program for three days starting on 5th to 10th April, 2013 at the Business Simulation Lab, ITM-IFM, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
The briefing of this session was done by Dr.K.S. Murthy (Director), Mrs Rama Das (Ex-Chief Commissioner of IT)and Dr Lata Chari (Deputy Director).
The session was highly appreciated by all the 45 students who attended the session.
ITM-IFM Alumni, Mr Dharmesh Bhatia awarded in the MTM Corporate Star Awards
Little Chefs Basic Skills Workshop at ITM - IHM Bangalore
A one day workshop on “Little Chefs Basic Skills” was successfully held on March 30th 2013 at the ITM-IHM Bangalore campus.
ITM - IHM Industrial Visit tour to Rajasthan
ITM-IHM third year students went to Industrial Visit (IV) tour to “The Land of Kings” Rajasthan. The IV tour was for the city of Jaipur & Jodhpur from 23rd Feb to1st March 2013.
Workshop on Trading on Simulated Securities (TOSS) 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 Service (IRS) officers as a part of their Induction program on 21st & 22nd March, 2013 at the Business Simulation Lab, ITM-IFM, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
ET NOW National Education Leadership Awards honoured Institute for Technology & Management.
The ET NOW National Education Leadership Awards honoured Institute for Technology & Management with B-School Leadership Award. The award is in recognition of leadership, development, marketing an institute and industry interface of Business school. The award was collected by Dr. C.S. Adhikari, Dean Academics ITM Kharghar at Taj Lands End, Mumbai on 16th February, 2013.
“SPARK PLUG 2013” – ITM Institute of Fashion & Design Technology Annual Design Show
SPARK PLUG – ITM Institute of Fashion and Design Technology annual design show is an effort to build a bridge or runway for the students of ITM-IFDT, a bridge between students of design and the fashion industry. Students have made an effort to give designing an image beyond the world of fantasy. Their designs ooze enthusiasm and energy making them looks so beautiful.
International Beer Appreciation Program at ITM - IHM Oshiwara
Professional Development Program on International Beer Appreciation was held for the second year BA students. This one day seminar started with the History of Beer and its manufacturing process and went on to different styles of Beer. Post lunch session started with Beer tasting & Food pairing with beer. The students tasted International Beers like Asahi super dry, Hoegaarden wheat beer, London Pride bitter beer, Duvel Belgium beer & Murphy's Irish Stout.
ITM - IFM students emerges winner at TATA Crucible - Business Quiz 2013
ITM Institute of Fashion Design & Technology- IV Tour 2012-2013
This year, the students of ITM Institute of Fashion Design & Technology went for an extended Industrial Visit from 28th Jan - 12th Feb.
Theme Dinner - “Sands of Time” by ITM- IHM, Oshiwara
ITM Institute of Hotel Management (ITM -IHM) Oshiwara had organized an evening showcasing “Sands of Time” on 15th February 2013. A theme dinner based on Turkey encompassing its culture, hospitality, cuisine and promoting it as a popular tourist destination. The gastronomic experience comprised of a five course menu (including a lavish dessert buffet) paired with fine wines. A perfect blend of eastern and western culture of nomadic travel - from the desert to the avant-garde life of Turkey!
Theme Lunch on “Protocol Service” by ITM- IHM, Navi Mumbai
After the great success of “A la Carte” and “Buffet Lunch” theme of ITM- IHM Navi Mumbai, T.Y.BSc students of Hospitality Studies tried showcasing one more event, “Protocol Service”, which is an integral part of banquets, held on 6th Feb'2013 in Advance Training Restaurant of ITM -IHM Navi Mumbai Campus.
ITM – EEC Leadership Session with Harsha & Anita Bhogle
1st Feb 2013, marked the beginning of a new Innings of ITM - EEC Leadership Series for all esteem alumni’s, faculty members and the ITM fraternity.
The evening culminated with dinner and everyone took home a copy of the book “The Winning Edge” authored by the couple.
ITM Bangalore Alumni Meet - Reconnect 2012