Conference

The International School of Management Excellence (ISME) organised a one-day national conference on “Developing entrepreneurial managers through management education — curricula to careers.”

The objective of the conference was to address the need for inculcating entrepreneurial skills in managers, explore different ways, methods, approaches to achieve the above objectives, and examine the challenges and opportunities faced by the corporate sector and management schools in this quest to infuse entrepreneurial spirit in managers.

The chief guest, Debashish Sengupta, Chair and HR Prof, Alliance University, spoke on the theme and highlighted the need for the management education system to adapt to the changes in the business environment. Several management professionals, senior academicians and entrepreneurs presented papers and enriched the proceedings by sharing their innovative ideas.

Winners

Project MACRO of the team from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) won the first prize for the 3D sustainable digital design of a futuristic, innovative, foldable, transformable vehicle using Autodesk products in the Inventor Sustainable Design Competition 2012 held recently at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. The competition was organised by IIT-M and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The winners of the competition received cash prizes and certificates worth Rs. 1 lakh.

Representatives from Autodesk said that over 1,100 teams from various engineering colleges across the country registered for the competition and the company received more than 400 designs. Teams submitted their innovative and sustainable designs for evaluation by the academic advisory committee. The top 12 teams were shortlisted for evaluation by a jury.

The winners “Team UVCE” consisted of Vaisakh R., Arjun Premchandran and C. Keerthivash, who were mentored by C.K. Umesh, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UVCE.

NESTRA

In celebration of the National Year of Mathematics, the Department of Mathematics, Mount Carmel College, hosted an intercollegiate fest and mathematical model exhibition, ‘NESTRA,’ recently. The fest brought together budding mathematicians from in and around Bangalore, who presented their models depicting the applications of mathematics in myriad fields including architecture, biology, communication and aerodynamics. Students also showcased their knowledge of the subject in a quiz and treasure hunt.

The day’s events kicked off with an address by Sr. Principal Juanita, followed by the release of the annual mathematics newsletter ‘Mathemalite.’ A documentary film made by two students on the life and works of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was screened.

SSIM alumni association

SSIM’s Alumni Association, Bangalore Chapter, was inaugurated recently. Many students from the past 20 batches were present at the event. They decided to meet every quarterly to update their knowledge and improve their networking. A committee to organise this was formed and they also agreed to handhold the juniors and guide them as mentors.

Scholarships

Southampton Management School, University of Southampton, U.K., is offering two scholarships worth £5000 each to Indian students for the full-time AMBA-accredited MBA programme starting September 2013.

Applicants who wish to apply for the scholarships are required to have at least four years of work experience and be at least 26 years old. English language requirements are at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any component, or equivalent. The fee for the programme is £23,500 and the deadline to apply for the full-time MBA scholarships is January 30, 2013. A decision on who will be awarded the scholarships will be made within three weeks following the deadline. For further information visit http://www.southampton.ac.

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PG courses

The management of Al-Ameen Educational Society inaugurated the PG courses for the academic year 2012-2013 on the campus recently. The courses include MBA, MCA and M.Com.

S.C. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of Tumkur University, who was the chief guest of the event emphasised on sustainable development in higher education and said that it should be supported by academic reforms. He also pointed out that the level of higher education is determined by institutional capacity.

Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, Founder & Chairman, Al-Ameen Educational Society, Bangalore, was present at the event.