Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Annapurna Pariwar Celebrates Baldin

Annapurna Pariwar recently celebrated Children’s day with slum children in Pune. A children’s day is celebrated in December every year to showcase the talents of these young children and to spread awareness about child rights to improve their welfare.
Annapurna looks after over 600 children under their  ‘Vatsalyapurna’ project.  It runs a unique chain of low cost Day Care Centers for children of poor working women.  Annapurna Pariwar has been working for the empowerment of slum women since last three decades. An early childhood development intervention for slum children has thus become the focus of Annapurna.
A variety entertainment programme was organised for the kids from every centre to display their skills and enjoy by singing and dancing to the tune of local songs. In last 14 years Annapurna has set up 16 Day Care Centers in 14 slums in Pune and 4 Day Care Centers in Mumbai and has given an opportunity to 40 women to have self-employment. These Centers today look after more than 600 slum children in Mumbai and Pune.
Dr. Medha Purao – Samant, MD Annapurna Pariwar said, “Slum children are almost always left unattended when parents are at work or are looked after by their eldest sibling. Children thus miss out on their childhood as a result of poverty. Poverty deprives them of the capabilities needed to survive and develop.”
She further stated that, “Around the world, poor girls and boys are victims of sexual abuse and are deprived of education. We are therefore working everyday on all fronts to provide long-term, sustainable and positive change for children, to ensure their protection, to end violence against children and to provide them with their right to education and offer good prospects for the future.”


Special offer: FREE Gold Coins with every jewellery purchase*
Tanishq, India’s most trusted jewellery brand, today celebrated another landmark in jewellery retailing by opening their showroom at Viman Nagar Road, Pune. This is the 239 th showroom in TANISHQ’s network. It will provide jewellery lovers a world class shopping experience and easy access to high quality traditional and contemporary jewellery from Tanishq.
This new showroom owned by Mr.Satyen Gathani and Mrs. Urvi Gathani is spread across 2,500 sq.ft. carpet area. It offers a wide range of Tanishq jewellery from grand and opulent wedding jewellery in gold, kundan polki and diamonds to contemporary jewellery, the showroom offers it’s every customer, the divine craftsmanship in over 5000 exquisite designs, that the people of Pune look for.
The new showroom was inaugurated today by Mr. Sandeep Kulhalli, Senior Vice President, Retail and Marketing, Jewellery Division and Mr. Arun Narayan, Associate Vice President and Regional Business Head – West, Titan Company Limited along with the proud owners of the franchise Mr Satyen Gathani and Mrs Urvi Gathani.
To celebrate the occasion, Tanishq has announced a special offer wherein customers will be gifted 0.2 grams gold coin FREE on every purchase of 10 grams of gold jewellery or Rs.10,000/- of diamond jewellery. Customers can avail this offer at our new showroom from 23 rd Dec to 25 th Dec 2017.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Sandeep Kulhalli, Senior Vice President, Retail and Marketing, Jewellery Division, Titan Company Limited said, “Tanishq has been a pioneer in setting new benchmarks in the jewellery industry. This new showroom embodies Tanishq’s commitment towards providing customers a world-class retail ambience and superior customer service”
Tanishq, which bears the hallmark of Titan and the assurance of the TATA group, has always been at the forefront by offering the best-in- class jewellery. The showroom also has a state-of- the-art karatmeter which guarantees the most accurate way of measuring the purity of gold and also promises best exchange value for old gold.
Besides this, Tanishq has a unique jewellery purchase plan i.e., Golden Harvest, which helps the customers plan their jewellery purchase with an extra benefit at the end of the tenure.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Stuart Kippelman Joins the Advisory Board of SRKay Consulting Group to Help Accelerate its Global Footprint

Florida and Pune, 21st December 2017: SRKay Consulting Group, a London-headquartered private equity venture of the multi-billion dollar SRK Group, announces the joining of Stuart Kippelman on its advisory board. Stuart is a highly acclaimed business and technology leader in the U.S., and is the former Senior Vice President and Global CIO at Platform Specialty Products, based in Florida.

Stuart has an illustrious track record receiving multiple industry awards including Top 100 CIOs in STEM 2015, Computer world’s 2014 Premier 100 IT Leader Award, and the CIO Top 100 Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014 in areas such as business and ERP transformation, cloud migrations and business intelligence. Stuart has been a WSJ guest columnist, and a featured blogger on Computerworld.com. He is an author, and holds multiple patents in data mining, and business intelligence. As an accomplished speaker, he has frequently presented at many major industry conferences.

Stuart is actively engaged in helping and guiding the next generation of IT leadership and serves as a
career mentor both for Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, as well as the CIO Executive Council Pathways program.

Prior to joining Platform Specialty Products, Stuart was SVP and CIO at Covanta, and held many
leadership, technology engineering and research roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson and Johnson.

With SRKay actively looking at expanding its global footprint with its innovative products and services ventures, we are lucky to have someone like Stuart to guide and advise us to help us succeed in new global locations like the U.S., Australia and Europe with its ventures’ said Alok Kumar, Partner and Founder of SRKay Consulting Group.

Our upcoming data sciences venture will benefit a lot from the knowledge Stuart brings in the field of
data sciences with a practical business outlook," said Kesavan Srinivasan, Chief Data Scientist and CTO of SRKay.

Since its inception in September 2016 by Alok Kumar, a leading name in the technology industry, who started SRKay after his tenure as the Managing Director of Sears India, the group is leaving no stone unturned to build the best leadership team and advisory board. Recently, SRKay announced the
appointment of Vinit Teredesai, ex-Global Head of Finance, HSBC GLT’s as Advisor Finance and Global Strategy for the group and Stuart adds a technology dimension to the board.

Friday, December 22, 2017

deAsra Foundation helps entrepreneurs to ‘Go Digital’ and increase the marketing potential of their business.

deAsra, an organization aimed at empowering budding entrepreneurs, recently organized a workshop to help entrepreneurs understand digital media and bring their business online.
deAsra is trying to address the growing need of businesses that are suffering from a loss of customer’s who now prefer to buy goods and services online. Statistics show that 65% of people in India did all their festive shopping online. This was a big hit for traditional businesses.
Conducted by Miss. Neha Sarwal, Marketing Head at deAsra Foundation, the workshop was a big success. entrepreneurs were shown how to Go Digital by using social media, online marketplaces such as Amazon and websites to build their businesses.
“Digital marketing is about connecting to your audiences in real time and making them the hero of your activity.” said Miss. Sarwal.
She also added that, “Before entrepreneurs ‘go digital’, they should be prepared with the message they want to send and strategys on how to engage with their prospective customers.”
The other key takeaways shared, covered ways to register and operate social media and online sales channels. Tips and tricks to increase reach and engagement of the audiences. And how to generate leads from online channels and sources. All these takeaways helped the audience walk away with easy and actionable ideas to start and grow their online business activities. Additionally deAsra also shared useful Social Media Marketing Checklists with those present at the workshop which was held at Morya Hall, Pimpri Chinchwad.

Take ‘Asra’ from deAsra to Start Your Own Business

The trend of setting up own business in India is picking up these days. However, not everyone is well equipped to manage the processes involved in doing so. In a bid to help such entrepreneurs and make them aware of the process involved, deAsra Foundation had arranged a workshop “Start Your Own Small Business” on Friday at Alpa Bachat Bhavan, Aga Khan Road, Agarkar Nagar Pune.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that for the success of the “Start-up India, Stand up India” campaign, the youth of India must “turn from job-seekers to job-creators”. Taking a step towards this deAsra Foundation helps entrepreneurs to start their own business, helps them to manage their business, as well as grow their business.
For, those who want to start small enterprises; business growth can make use of social media and guidance by Mentors from deAsra who have more than 35 years of rich experience in banking and financial sector.
Speaker at the event and deAsra’s Mr. Prakash Agashe said, “Once you start a business, you have already achieved 50 % of what you dream about,” he further said, “The once actual work starts, this need to keep a close eye what you do and make strategies for consistent and ensure the sustainable development of scalability of a business”.
Mr. Agashe a entrepreneur facilitator at deAsra added that, “The long term success of your business requires that you assemble right talent at right time, which helps to build your brand.”
  As yet another December the 31st comes closer, deAsra is encouraging want to be entrepreneurs to make their start-up new year resolutions, and to ensure that you see them through, they’re offering that entrepreneurs use their system succeed.

Commemorating Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani’s centenary birthday celebration hosted by Sadhu Vaswani Mission in association with Industry Stalwarts

To commence yearlong celebration of living master and spiritual guru Rev. Dada J. P. Vaswani’s centenary birthday, an inspirational evening was hosted by Sadhu Vaswani Mission at DOME, NSCI, Mumbai on December 18 from 6pm. The show was hosted by renowned actor Boman Irani, eclectic sufi and devotional performance by famous Bollywood singer Kailash Kher enriched the evening mood, and a spiritual dialogue between celebrity host Karan Johar and an Indian non-sectarian spiritual leader Dada JP Vaswani was the soul of the evening. An Art exhibition also displayed the 100 years of life and immortal teachings of Dada Vaswani which preceded a spiritual evening.

Blissful address made by Dada JP Vaswani mesmerized the audience on the floor, conquering the hearts of his millions fans across the globe.  A very strong message ‘to drop off ego’ from one’s life to obtain peace and happiness was expressed straight from his heart. He did enlighten the followers to indulge deeply in prayers and meditation to communicate with one’s inner soul and connect with GOD. The spiritual message preached was a true learning and abundance of blessings from living legend.

To name few of his key followers like Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, Manju Nicchani, and Hinduja brothers felicitated Dada JP Vaswani with immense gratitude and seeked his blessings. To one’s surprise, Dada was paid a tribute by an artist with his painting on this memorable occasion. The event concluded with contented Vote of thanks expressed by Dr Niranjan Hiranandani.

Spiritual Guru JP Vaswani, fondly known as 'Dada', has been a beacon of love for one’s fellow citizens, and we are privileged to have been touched by his teachings, said Dr Niranjan Hiranandani. “Dada has lived his life through the message of love,” he said, adding that the spiritual leader's vision towards nation-building and towards the welfare of the downtrodden, his personality and his core message for peace were worth emulating. “India’s youth should be inspired by Dada's life and message," said Dr Niranjan Hiranandani.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Protect your Pout this winter with Lip masks!!!

The lip masks hydrate and even out the lips – offering a smooth surface, which enhances and improves the finish of lipsticks.

Dr. Saumya Shetty Hegde, Dermatologist at Roots Skin Clinic.
Most women complain about not having fuller and lighter lips. The problem is subjective, as some women complain about dry and chapped lips; whereas it’s the shape and texture which are a concern for most others. With age, lips shrink and wrinkles begin to surface – making the person appear exhausted and stressed out. But whatever the problem is, in my opinion, lip masks are great options to consider. Ideally, a fine lip mask will offer intense moisturising, nourishment and plump up the lips within a short duration. Using a lip mask not only provides deep conditioning, but also helps to achieve a fuller pout.

Additionally, it also treats peeling and flaking lips. One of the most commonly asked questions is whether lip masks can double up as a primer. To which, my answer is an absolute YES! This is for two reasons: Lip masks helps diminish fine lines caused by dry and chapped lips.

The lip masks hydrate and even out the lips – offering a smooth surface, which enhances and improves the finish of lipsticks. Unlike popular beliefs, there is no one-size fits all for lip masks. The ingredients depend on the result expected. Some of the most effective ingredients are organic agave nectar, hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, brown sugar, orange oil, vanilla extract, organic mauka, honey, lanolin, papaya enzymes and marine collagen peptides. Ensure your masks contain at least a few of these.

Precautions: Excess scrubbing of dead skin may ruin the overall texture of your lips in the long run. Since most lip masks are hydrating masks,  no particular precautions are required.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Four Points by Sheraton does a giving mode this Christmas

December 2017, Pune: Four Points by Sheraton, Pune continues to enthral its visitors, this time by giving a new meaning to Christmas celebration. The business hotel has created one-of-its-kind Christmas tree using notebooks. This uniquely designed Christmas tree is created using 2000 notebooks and is the centre piece of the lavish lobby. Patrons of the hotel are invited to join in this noble cause to give the gift of education to the underprivileged with a contribution of INR 200 or 500 only. The notebooks shall be gifted to the children from Teach from India Pune chapter.
Talking about this unique initiative Sapna Jairam, Director of Sales & Marketing added, ‘Christmas is a season of gifting and what better than gift of education that will only empower the kids to create a brighter future. This is our small endeavour to create a difference in the society. It’s heartwarming to see our hotel guests contribute to this cause. We welcome the city patrons to join in as well.

Collaboration is the Key to Achieve E-Mobility: Anant Geete

ARAI’s Center for Excellence of Electric Mobility unveiled by the Union Minister
Pune, December 15, 2017: The Indian government is introspecting about various aspects of battery production and allied infrastructure required for electrification of vehicles. The industry experts and research organisations should collaborate and provide expert suggestions to make electrification a sustainable solution in India, expressed Anant Geete, Union Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He was speaking at the Valedictory function of theiTEC India 2017, a conference organised to discuss the nuances of emobility. He also unveiled the ‘ Center of Excellence’ of Electric Mobility developed by ARAI.
iTEC India 2017 (International Transportation Electrification Conference India) was a 3-day conference based on the central theme of ‘Electrical Vehicle Ecosystem – Resetting the Future of Mobility’. This conference was jointly organised by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) Society of Automotive Engineers India (SAE India) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The valedictory function took place in the presence of the Union Minster. He was joined on the dais by Dr. A K Jindal, Vice President and Head Engineering (CVBU), Tata Motors, Rashmi Urdhwareshe, Director, ARAI, Anand Deshpande, deputy director, ARAI, Dr. Akshay Kumar Rathore, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, K Venkatraj, Deputy Director General, SAEIndia, Ujjwala Karle, General Manager, ARAI and Convener- iTEC India-2017, Dr. Tomy Sebastian, President, IEEE-IAS.
While speaking about the policy of electrification of vehicles in India, Geete emphasized that electrification of the transport is one of the solution to tackle therising threat of environment pollution. “Though it has been announced about the complete electrification of the vehicles by 2030 but we cannot realise it on our own. The government needs to protect the current auto industry and seek the direction from the industry experts and researchers to decide future course of action,” he said.
Geete further added that to make this policy achievable, the government is implementing it in multiple phases. “By 2020, we are expected to completely shift our vehicles to the BS6 engine and then if we decided to move towards the electrification of the public and private transport. But for that we must accept the current reality that we import 70% of the crude oil and for electrification we will be importing Lithium necessary for the batteries. We have to carefully craft the policies tomeet these demands and save cost incurred by the citizens,” he said. He concluded his statement by urging ARAI and auto industry experts present in theconference to guide the government in the right direction to decide the future course of action.
Dr Jindal, representing the concerns of auto industry raised several challenges faced by the industry in the process of electrification. He said, “To march towards complete electrification we need the government’s policy to be stable. We also need to reduce the cost of vehicles by providing consistent subsidies and financial aids till the e-vehicle production attains sustainability. Indian government must encourage start-ups, innovators and joint ventures of OEMs and vendors in this sector.”
He further emphasized on the power infrastructure for the e-vehicles. Dr Jindal said, “The quality of power provided to charge these vehicles must improve significantly. Continuous voltage and frequency fluctuations may affect the parts of the electrified vehicle and reduces its efficiency. Also, the power may have tobe subsidized to encourage wide production and usage of the e-vehicles,” he said. While concluding his statement, Dr. Jindal said that skill development in thesector of electrification must also be encouraged on the larger scale.
Addressing the issues dealt in the iTEC India 2017 conference, Urdhwareshe said that this conference has helped in understanding the changing technology of hybridisation, battery production and management as well as various innovations that can be useful to India. “To attain the goal of emobilitythe commitment of all the stakeholders that includes researchers, academia, industry and the government is visible. Such collaboration will definitely take us to our end goal of complete electrification and better environment,” she said.
Akshay Kumar Rathod reflected on the happenings of the conference. He informed that the conference featured 120 technical papers, 19 keynotes, 14 plenary sessions and over 100 technical presentations that were attended by over 700 delegates from 14 different countries. “This conference is the second edition of theITEC India conference. The first was hosted in Chennai in 2015. We have grown three times in this edition compared to the last one. The initiative of ITEC conference was first started by USA in 2012. ITEC India within two editions has become larger than its counterpart in USA,” he said. 
Deshapande introduced the concept of the Center of Excellence of Electric Mobility, set up by ARAI in Pune. He said that this center has state-of-the-art-facilitiesto help the manufacturers and innovators to test their creations as per the international norms and standards. He said, “The center will have major facilities such as battery emulator, motor test beds, battery test systems, hardware-in-loop (HIL) systems, etc. covering range of vehicles from 2-wheeler to bus segment. This center will definitely give a push to the emobility in India.”
The next edition of the conference was also announced during the function. It will take place in 2019 in Bengaluru. Ujjwala Karle summed up the event by delivering a vote of thanks.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

QNet, KENT Join Hands To Market Next Gen Water Purifier Through Direct Selling Network

  • The co-branded water purifier with breakthrough Alkaline and Mineral RO Technology will be exclusively available through QNet
  • Unique Alkaline functionality helps maintain optimum pH level of 8+ to give pure and healthy drinking water
  • Patented mineral retention technology using a TDS Controller retains natural essential minerals in purified water
Pune, 14 December 2017: Leading Asian direct selling company has joined hands with KENT, a market leader in Water Purification and Home Appliances, to launch KENTQNET SMART Alkaline Mineral RO Water PurifierThis feature-packed product developed by Kent exclusively for QNet addresses one of the most important public health challenges facing Indian households today— limited access to safe and clean drinking water.
A survey conducted by a state public health laboratory last year had found a consistent increase in the water contamination levels in the Pune circle — comprising Pune, Satara and Solapur. Pune is the second largest city of Maharashtra and one of the fastest growing in the Asia-Pacific region. Analysis of 1,223 drinking water samples taken in Pune district had revealed a 21 per cent contamination. High levels of contamination were found in drinking water samples taken from villages in Pune and Solapur.
The alarming statistics revealed in the survey report is reflective of the state of safe drinking water availability in the entire country. A whopping 80% of India’s surface water is polluted, a recent assessment by Water Aid in 2016, an international organisation working for water sanitation and hygiene has shown. The report ranks India among the worst countries in the world for the number of people without safe water. Our drinking water today contains around 200 deadly commercial chemicals in addition to bacteria, viruses and other inorganic minerals, making it unsuitable, if not deadly, for human consumption.
This partnership comes close on the heels of the launch of Sharp-QNet ZENsational Air Purifier, a collaboration between SHARP and QNet to address the growing challenge of indoor air pollution.
The new KENTQNet Water Purifier uses a combination of Mineral Reverse Osmosis (RO), Ultra Violet (UV) and Ultra Filtration (UF) technology to not only clean water, but also helps retain essential minerals, and maintain an optimum pH level to provide safe, healthy and alkaline drinking water.
Dr. Mahesh Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director of Kent RO Systems said, “The domestic water purification industry is growing at the Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15 percent. However, the penetration is still low and estimated at 3 percent only. While there is increasing awareness about safe drinking water in the metros, in many Tier 2 cities boiling water is still the preferred mode of purification. The partnership with QNet, whose direct sales representatives have a strong network in many Tier 2 cities in India, allows us to reach out directly to this market through personalised presentations, help create awareness about safe drinking water, and have a direct line of feedback from the end consumer.” 
Unique features of KentQNet Water Purifier:
o    Multi-step purification system uses Mineral RO, UV and UF technology which removes dissolved impurities such as chemicals, bacteria, viruses and salts, making the water 100% pure
o    Patented mineral retention method uses a TDS Controller helps retain natural essential minerals in purified water
o    It maintains pH levels of 8+ giving healthy, Alkaline water
o    Has a purification capacity of 20 Litres/hour
o    Tamperproof RO membrane ensures safety
o    Smart intelligent sensors with interactive Touch Screen Display for Real Time monitoring of purity, performance and service history
o    9 Litre storage tank with water level indicator
o    One-year onsite Warranty
Reverse Osmosis is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane with capillaries as small as 0.0001 microns to remove dissolved impurities such as salts, contaminants, and heavy metals from water. Reverse Osmosis is capable of removing up to 99%+ of the dissolved salts (ions), particles, colloids, organics, bacteria and pyrogens from waterHowever, while removing dissolved impurities, RO Purifiers also remove some essential minerals from the drinking water and make it acidic in the process. The KENTQNET Water Purifier addresses this with its unique Alkaline-Mineral RO feature that helps the purified water retain its natural minerals and maintain an optimum 8+ pH level, the ideal recommended by doctors for health and wellness.
Commenting on the launch of the new product, Trevor Kuna, Global CEO of QNet Ltd. saysQNet strives to develop unique products
KENT’s Save Water Technology:
The KENTQNet Water Purifier also helps conserve water with KENT’s Save Water Technology. In conventional RO Water Purifiers, only 20% of water is recovered as purified water while 80% is rejected. KENT‘s Save Water Technology employs a computer-controlled process that recovers more than 50% water as purified water. The rejected water is stored in a separate tank that can be utilised for mopping and washing, resulting in less water wastage.
The new KENT QNET Smart RO Water Purifier is available through QNet’s network of Independent Representatives.

Do not see a liability of more than a rupee: IRB MD Virendra Mhaiskar on Maharashtra land scam

Accusations against the road building company IRB Infrastructure piled up pretty fast. The controversy revolving around the road developing giant IRB is ‘illegal land acquisition’.The company has been dragged into this dispute by the CBI. However; the instance does not have a valid point to stand in the court of law.
On December 6, the anti-corruption branch of CBI filed a charge sheet against Virendra Mhaiskar, the chairman and MD of IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited for alleged association to a 10-year old land scam in Maharashtra. Besides, 17 other people who were linked to the company, have been named in the charge sheet.
Under the sections 120(b), 420, 511 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of Prevention of Corruption Act,a charge sheet has been filed in a court in Pune. Aryan Infrastructure Investments Private Limited(AIIPL), a subsidiary of IRB Infrastructure,is accused of trying to grab over 73.88 hectares of the Maharashtra government’s land.
But the case is far-fetched from reality. It was in 2007, IRB’s subsidiary AIIPL acquired the land from the farmers in Pune’s district Pimpoli village that summed up to 1,200 acres. Furthermore, by 2009, AIIPL discovered that 5% of the total land acquired by them belongs to Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), and they have been robbed by the farmers. The farmers faked the deals, to make some quick money. Upon realization, the company forfeited the agreements to sell these land parcels.
The CBI now questions the price of that 5% land, which is just Rs 6 crore. Moreover, the big question is, how could IRB infrastructure be involved in the ‘land scam’ since there was no real agreement of land parcels, and the agreement stood nulled?
While there are continuous claims being made against the filing of chargesheet by media houses, only few actually know the root cause. The present scenario where most builders are under the government’sobservation, the chargesheetagainst VirendraMhaiskar seems just like a part of the drill.
MD VirendraMhaiskar denies being associated with the scam.He calls it an unnecessary extension of the 10-year-old forbidden case. “We fail to conclude how IRB ‘cheated’ when all rules and regulations were followed closely while purchasing the land parcels,” he said.
The acknowledgement has already been filed by the company with the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock exchange on Wednesday. Also, in reply to Aditya Mongia from Kotak Securitiesabout financial liability concern on the organization, VirendraMhaiskar said: “Zero, because nothing has happened. We do not see a liability of more than a rupee.”
The chairman of IRB Infrastructure added, “We understand that the investigations now stand concluded, and the charges filed in the charge sheet would be argued and contested in a court of law.”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

IBS Mumbai announces it management education scope in India

Mumbai, October 18, 2016: Rated among the top-ranking B-Schools in India, IBS Mumbai has emerged as a favored destination for those aspiring to get management education. What distinguishes IBS Mumbai from other B-Schools is that IBS Mumbai is a campus where they transform students into thought leaders with global perspective. They provide an environment conducive for sharing of experiences, problem solving, decision making, teamwork and entrepreneurship to imbibe necessary knowledge and skills for excelling in the global business arena.

IBS Mumbai has always spearheaded the international placements within IBS group. More than 50% of the group’s international placements have taken place from IBS Mumbai. The two year PGPM Program of IBS Mumbai is designed to give graduates exposure to management skills needed for the creation of specialists who can integrate across functional areas in a dynamic organization.

The Program provides a broad perspective of all areas of management. The courses offered in the program are practice oriented with emphasis placed on application of principles, tools and concepts to meet challenges and problems faced in today’s organizations. These courses are carefully designed to impart to students a managerial perspective in formulating and implementing corporate strategy. Prof. Y.K Bhushan says “students here learn to take decisions critically and analytically taking into account the business considerations and ethical implications of these decisions and to deepen the understanding of the key functional areas and strategic dimensions of management, and to encourage future professionals to equip themselves with the latest tools and techniques.”

In addition to the core and specialized courses offered in the program, IBS offers Summer Internship Program (SIP) which forms an important component of education at IBS.  SIP is a vehicle for introducing students to real-life situation, which cannot be simulated in theclassroom and requires the students to undergo the rigor of professional environment both in form and substance. 

IBS supplements the Post Graduation Program in Management (PGPM) program with soft skills which provide a unique opportunity for the student to develop, upgrade their personality, communication and presentation skills.

With its strong and rapidly expanding industry network, the IBS Mumbai Career Management Centre has always been ahead of other B-Schools in placing its students in sectors ranging from BFSI, IT&ITES, Media and Entertainments, Digital Marketing and also helping them to obtain coveted opportunities in Research. 

“Joining IBS Mumbai has been my best decision so far” says Neel Kesharia, a bright- eyed and promising student of the Class of 2018.  Neel further adds, “At IBS Mumbai, you not only learn but also get to meet people from all parts of the country and from different cultures”. 

There have been significant achievements that the Mumbai institution has witnessed during the years 2015- 2016. The Students of IBS Mumbai visited Spain in October 2016 through the international immersion initiative to understand international working standards and global business culture. Another such highlight is that the institute sensed the need for professionals to upgrade their knowledge and skills, IBS Mumbai has been  designing and delivering innovative Management Development Programs which are well-received by the industry. 

The MBA program is offered at Dehradun, Hyderabad, Jaipur.

The PGPM program is offered at Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

The BBA program is offered at Hyderabad.

Thus the Program offered at IBS is highly rigorous, completely transforming the student to be ready to meet the challenges of today’s corporate world.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW) Season 2 to Be Bigger and Splendid

Boo The Taboo! International Jewelry Designer Mona Shroff to Open IIFW Season 2.0

Post a sensational debut this year, India Intimate Fashion Week (IIFW) has geared up for Season 2.0 to be held early summer next year in 2018 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.  
IIFW, the first ever Fashion week of its kind in India, dedicated to lingerie and intimate wear has already created a buzz during its first season. Finest intimate wear designers and brands showcased their best of the collections during the first season. Lingerie, loungewear, sleepwear, legwear, lingerie accessories, sportswear, swimwear, beachwear, shape wear and more for both men and women were showcased on the ramp. IIFW Season 2.0 promises to be even bigger and grandeur this time with an objective to provide India with a big platform for the intimate apparel industry – an industry which is amongst the largest in apparel fashion across the globe.
IIFW’s season II will witness Hong Kong based International Jewelry designer Mona Shroff for its inauguration.
On her association with IIFWMona Shroff said, “In its opening season only IIFW has gathered immense attention and appreciation from the intimate fashion industry in India & abroad with its ‘Boo the Taboo’ move. I am really glad to be the opening designer for the Season 2.0 of IIFW which has really created a platform and a new hope for the Intimate wear industry in India.”
Niraj Jawanjal, Founder & Ideator, IIFW said, “The success of first season of IIFW has opened many doors of opportunities for brands and designers across the country as well as for the foreign players who were looking forward to exploring such opportunities in India. We are getting immense response and multiple queries for Season 2.0 of IIFW both from Indian, international brands, and designers.”
“This year we are coming up with the prestigious India Intimate Fashion Awards which will rope in veteran industry experts in the jury to honour the stalwarts in the field of intimate, beach and sports lingerie business. While, IIFW season 1 witnessed the participation of eminent brands and designers including Triumph, Mona Shroff, Nidhi Munim, Karishma Jumani to name a few, we are confident that Season 2.0 will be even bigger and better with more designers and brands participating this year. In addition to that, Bollywood celebrities will add to the glamour quotient of the show as showstoppers,” added Niraj.
Elaborating further Amit Pandey, Media Head and Associate Partner-IIFW said, “It gives me an immense pleasure to announce about the upcoming season which would bring in lot of innovation on the ramp and new initiatives that will place India on the global intimate wear stage. Our social media outreach ‘Boo the Taboo’, ‘The Right Cup’, celebrating ‘India Inner Confidence Day’ on 27th Aug on the International Lingerie Day were a success. We are focused towards launching ‘Black Magik’India’s first ever high fashion intimate & beach fashioncalendar this December. We will run unique social media campaigns focusing at breaking the mindset barrier and facilitating open conversations around the category.”
The registration of brands and designers for IIFW Season 2.0 has already begun. This ultra extravaganza is planned to happen in the early summer of 2018 and it seems that the industry would be keen to get more details and updates about it in the coming days.