To facilitate industry-institute interaction, AIMS conducted an ‘Alumni Meet 2012’ at the Al-Ameen Educational Society campus. Harikrishna Maram, Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMA) Regional Chairperson, Region VI, was the chief guest for the occasion. Subhan Shariff, Joint Secretary, Al-Ameen Education Society, presided over the function.
Mr. Maram, in his address, encouraged students to make innovations with simple ideas and become entrepreneurs. He motivated the alumni to strengthen the institution by playing an important role in facilitating industry-institute interaction.
The achievements of the faculty and students of AIMS and the activities that took place during the year 2012-2013 were presented to the gathering by Lubna Ambreen, faculty and alumni coordinator, AIMS. The annual newsletter was released by the dignitaries, and the toppers for the year were awarded with trophies and certificates.
The alumni were made aware of the AIMS scholarship to deserving underprivileged students. Five alumni came forward and adopted five students of the Al-Ameen School.
The national workshop on “Frontiers in cell biology and biotechnology” organised by the Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology and DST-PURSE Programme, Bangalore University, was inaugurated by N. Rangaswamy, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University. In his inaugural address, Prof. Rangaswamy highlighted the importance of the PURSE programme in developing scientific infrastructure and research in the university and encouraged the youth to take up scientific research, so that the university can make a mark for itself at the national and international levels with publications of high standard. He also promised all help from the university’s side to the researchers.
Cambridge Institute of Technology, K.R. Puram, recently held an international conference on ‘Business and Management’. The chief guest was S. Chandrashekar, Managing Director, Bhoruka Power Corporation Limited, while the keynote speaker was Parameshwar P. Iyer of the Indian Institute of Science. The guest of honour was Shrihari Udupa, CEO, NTTF, Bangalore.
A total of 67 papers covering aspects of management were presented, including those from the U.S., Canada, Russia, Sri Lanka, UAE, Iran and Malaysia, besides from all over India. Four were given the Best Paper award.
Mr. Chandrashekar spoke about the internal, external and environmental factors that any organisation or institute should focus on in order to be sustainable.
Mr. Iyer, Professor, Department of Management Studies, IISc, spoke of the three Cs — communication, coordination and confidence — that institutes and students must imbibe. He also spoke of the need for greater industry-academia interaction.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has announced that C.N.R. Rao, National Research Professor and Honorary President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, is the recipient of the “International Scientific Cooperation Award for 2012”.
According to a release, the award is designed to acknowledge scientists for their excellent contributions to science and for promoting global networking of scientific cooperation. Prof. Rao is currently the chairman, Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India.