K Ramakrishnan Group organises inter-school volley ball and basket ball tournament in Tiruchy
Tiruchy-based K Ramakrishnan Group of Institutions conducted a two-day inter-school volley ball and basket ball tournament called SPORTY’15 on January 22 and 23. Around 39 schools participated and more than 600 students participated and won cash prizes. M Ramasubramani, IPS, Inspector General of Police, was the chief guest. The Chairman of the college, K Ramakrishnan, gave away the prizes and honoured the prize winners. D Srinivasan and S Murganantham, Principals of the college, S Kuppusamy, Executive Director, and AC Prabhu and P Ilangovan, College Managers, attended and felicitated the function. Boiler Plant Boys’ Higher Secondary School, BHEL, Tiruchy, won the first prize of `10,000 in the boys’ basketball tournament and Little Flower Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Manparai, won the first prize in girls’ tournament. In volley ball, the boys team from SM Higher Secondary School, Woraiyur, Tiruchy, won the first prize and the second prize went to Little Flower Girls’ School.
Entrepreneurship takes centre stage at VESIMSR
Vivekananda Institute of Management Studies and Research (VESIMSR), Mumbai, hosted a successful women entrepreneurs meet at its campus. Nykaa.com founder Falguni Nayar was at the event and shared her true life stories. Madhumita Dasgupta, Global SAP Delivery Head in TCS and Manisha Mehta, founder of NBM International, a Mumbai-based company, Patricia Shetty, general manager of ACG World Wide Group, Mumbai, were present. Satish Modh, the institutes’ director, also addressed the gathering. The speakers talked about creating an inclusive work place and shared their good and bad times while finding the formulae of success.
KCG College of Technology hosts third edition of Hindustan Young Leaders Conference
After hosting two mega editions of Hindustan Young Leaders Conference, (HYLC), KCG college of Technology, (a unit of the Hindustan Group of Institutions, Chennai, hosted the third edition of the conference on January 23 at its campus. Hindustan Young Leaders Conference aims to bring together outstanding young scholars from different parts of India to build crucial leadership skills. KCG College of Technology will be hosting HYLC in collaboration with EuroMUN, the largest MUN Conference in Europe and the United Nations Information Centre India and Bhutan. The Chief Guest and the key speaker for the conference was Phillip Min, the US Consul General. Other dignitaries and speakers for the conference include Vinod Surana, Surana and Surana International Attorneys, M Ganapathi, IFS (retd), Former Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, and former Ambassador for Government of India andCommodore S Shekhar (retd), Director, National Maritime Foundation (Chennai Chapter). Delegates from more 45 institutions across India participated in the conference.
RIET hosts a national seminar on standards in Engg education
A one-day national seminar conducted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) was organised at the Department of Civil Engineering of Rajasthan Institute of Engineering and Technology (RIET), Jaipur, recently. The seminar focused on ‘The Importance of Standards in Education’. Scientist AK Sinha, President (Jaipur Chapter), BIS and Prof Surendra Kumar, Director, RIET, presided over the ceremony alongwith other dignitaries Pradeep Singh Shekhawat and Shiv Prakash and Pawan Whig, Dean, RIET. They also shared their views on the importance of standardisation in Engineering education and practical laboratory work techniques.
SRM University’s film institute signs an agreement with SAE Australia
SRM University and SAE Institute, Australia, signed an MoU on January 21. This will enable knowledge and faculty exchange between SAE and SRM’s it’s at SRM Sivaji Ganesan Film Institute. The film institute offers a three-year degree programme in BSc Film Technology, with a choice of five specialisations in Direction, Cinematography, Editing, Graphics and Animation and Sound. It also offers a one-year
Diploma programme in film acting. Actor Sivaji
Ganesan’s son Ramkumar Ganesan, Managing Director of Sivaji Productions and SP Muthuraman, renowned film director, were present during the signing of the MoU. The Chief Guest was Sean Kelly, Consul General of Australia for South India. The MoU was signed by S Ponnusamy, Registrar I/C, SRM University and Vivek Ponnusamy, International Marketing Manager, SAE Institute.
Management Programme in Public Policy at ISB
The Indian School of Business (ISB), with campuses at Hyderabad and Mohali, is set to roll out the Management Programme in Public Policy (MPPP). The programme has been developed and will be delivered by the ISB’s Bharti Institute of Public Policy in collaboration with its partner School, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, US, and ISB’s Centre for Executive Education. The one-year programme is targeted at mid and senior-level executives from All-India Civil Services, state government officials, public and private sector officials. The Programme was launched in New Delhi at an interactive session on ‘New Skills for Better Governance and Economic Performance’. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises and Chairman, Advisory Council of Bharti Institute, NK Singh, Economist and Former Bureaucrat, Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, Professor Laurent Jacque, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Sanjeev Kumar Jindal — Director, Department of Personnel and Training, Professor Rajesh Chakrabarti, Executive Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB and Pradeep Singh, Deputy Dean and CEO of ISB’s Mohali campus addressed the gathering. Details about the MPPP are available at www.isb.edu/mppp.