ITM Campus News
Volume 2 Issue 1 June 2018
ITM along with Corporate Gurukul of Singapore organised an International Brand Conference on February 08, 2018 at ITM Kharghar Campus on the theme of “Innovative and Best Practices in Organisations”. The International Conference on by Ms Lulu Raghavan, MD of Landor, global leader in brand consulting and design. In all 25 case studies were presented and the event was attended by 176 delegates from corporate and academia. The conference was organised with the objectives of helping participants to identify, explain, and integrate the key components of creating, sustaining and measuring the impact of brand leadership position, and display a platform to bring together knowledge of industry experts and practitioners across different sectors. The conference also organised a forum – BRAND SAFAARI - for Indian Brand Gurus to share the experience on their company’s brand journey, wherein, Atul Churamani, MD, Turnkey Music & Publishing Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Dilip Piramal, Chairman & MD, VIP Industries Ltd; Jagdeep Kapoor, Chairman &MD, Samiksha Marketing Consultants, Kunal Jeswani, CEO, Ogilvy & Mather India; Ramesh Iyer, MD, Mahindra & Mahindra, Financial Services were key speakers.
ITM Business School - Entrepreneurship-Cell, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai being member of NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network) & Wadhwani Foundations conducted Entrepreneurship-week from 9th to 16th February 2018 on the theme "Live Your Entrepreneurial Dream. The various events during the E-Week include Entrepreneurship-Talk – Entrepreneurs from various sectors sharing their entrepreneurial journey, Innovation Competitions like Business Quiz, Business Plan to check their knowledge in starting their own business, Innovative Management Games to check their creativity, Design Thinking Workshop, Mentor Meet, Panel Discussion, Treasure Hunt, Network Marketing, Start-up Pitch, Problem Solving, & Ad Mads and fun activities. The invited guests and entrepreneurs from various industries include Aries Agro Limited, Head Start, LTA School of Beauty, M/S Global Logistics services Inc., Local Tours& Travels, Jumpstart Innovations, Amherst Logistics, KnightChef, Reliance Foundations, Vestige Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Eyedias Marketing Ltd, Heng Bok Korean, Ranmaks Hospitality Ltd, Appejay School of Hospitality, & Namastey India cafe & saloon
3.Self Defence Workshop
CSI cell of ITM Business School, during celebration of International Women’s day by Empowering Women, conduced Self-Defence workshop for women, which it is of utmost importance in the kind of the world we live in today, where many criminals target women because they seem fragile and cannot defend themselves and the cases of gender violence are on rise, out of which many go unreported and hence the self-defence for women has become a necessity more than ever. And that is when the importance of learning self-defence techniques for women was felt by ITM. CSI cell of ITM Business school arranged a workshop on Self Defence for Faculty, Staff and Students of ITM College in lieu of celebrating International Women’s Day. Mr. Rtn. Subhash Gokul Patil from Raigad Taekwondo Association was the lead trainer for this workshop. He and his team not only taught the self-defensive techniques but also boosted moral of female members making them feel more confident about themselves.
4 Business Analytics Course
In a bid to offer contemporary courses to aspiring management graduates, ITM Business school Kharghar is starting a new course on “Business Intelligence & Analytics” along with University of Denver, USA. The aim of this Program is to deliver content related to analytics of different specializations like (marketing analytics, financial analytics, human resource analytics, operations analytics, econometric s, IT etc. The Professor with content expert for these subjects from university of Denver will train all faculty teaching this course. This is the latest addition to curriculum basket at ITM B-School, Navi Mumbai.
Dr. H.G. Parsa, who is Senior Professor from Denver University, conducted Faculty Development Program was conducted on the Role of Research in Analytics Dr. Parsa holds a PhD from Virginia Tech, an MS in Food Science, and an MSc in Genetics. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar (2005). Dr. Parsa is the Barron Hilton Professor of Lodging Management. His research interests include corporate social responsibility, marketing and pricing strategies, and analysis of restaurant and food trends. Dr. Parsa gave an insight on the faculty members involved in Research in the University of Denver and also explained the importance of Collaboration of Faculty members with the industry and its benefit in conducting research.
5. ITM: Top amongst B-School Ranking List
In All India Times B School Ranking Survey 2018, ranks ITM b-School top amongst the best management institutes in India:
· Overall 15th among Top 100 Business Schools in India,
· 8th among Top 75 Private Business Schools in India,
· 5th in Maharashtra
6. Management Development Program for SBI
ITM Institute of Financial Markets conducted 8 days Management Development Program in January 2018 for SBI Mutual Funds through structured ‘learning and development’ intervention which was inaugurated by Ms. Anuradha Rao, MD & CEO, SBI Mutual Fund and Mr. D. P. Singh, ED & CMO (Domestic Business) - SBI Mutual Fund. The program covered modules on Overview of Financial Market & Analysis of Economic Indicators, Overview of Mutual Fund Industry and Operations & Regulations, Equity Mutual Fund Products, Mutual Fund - Other Products: Balanced, Hybrid, etc., Debt Mutual Fund Products, Soft Skills and Communication Skills, Analysis of Mutual Funds, Mutual Fund Taxation vs Other Financial Products Taxation, Financial Planning Calculations, Sales Pitch Techniques.
7. Twinkling Stars - a special initiative for Children's Smile, Health & Education
ITM Vocational University student took a special initiative under ‘Twinkling Stars’ which is an active student community dedicated towards social causes. Since inception, i.e. March 2017, Twinkling Stars undertook numerous challenges confidently to help society for a cause. Activities/ Drives conducted till date are as follows; organizing awareness Camp to imbibe importance of Higher Education and opportunities to school kids. Under the banner of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and in collaboration with Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), an awareness drive was conducted to spread a message of Green India, Clean India, Flood have affected Banaskantha and its nearby Villages and leaving over many people homeless. People have lost their homes, as well agricultural produce, personal valuables and livestock, all of which they depended on for their livelihood.
8. International Women Day Celebration in ITM Vocational University
Worldwide, women continue to contribute to social, economic, cultural and political achievements. Same time the progress towards the gender parity has slowed down in many places. ITM Vocational University have step forward to showcase the inner talent of House Makers by organizing the Cake Presenting Competition and a lot of Fun Games for womens. Vatsala Patil(Assistant Commissioner GST & Renowned Folk Singer) who was the Chief Guest of the event advised women to scale new heights in all the aspects of life. She also said that women should fight against the gender discrimination and help rural women to make them literate. Laxmi Tomar, Nidhi Dhebar and Heena Patel (National Cricketers), Gujarat were the Guest of Honour of the event.
9. Kerala Theme Lunch “KETUVALLAM”
The students of second year BSC Hospitality Studies had organized a Kerala theme lunch “KETUVALLAM" which means House boats on 25th January 2018. The land of green and the serene Kerala offer an amazing array of backwaters in Kerala. The Rich cultural heritage of Kerala comes out in its best form & spirit during the ten-days long festival called “Onam”. It is indeed a treat to be a part of the grand carnival. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy & enthusiasm. The most impressive part of Onam celebration is the grand feast called ‘Onasadya’ prepared on ‘Thiruonam’, which is served on banana leaves. Students of second years had converted the Basic Training Restaurant into a House boat and served the mouth-watering dishes which had the authentic taste.