Archive for October, 2009:
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday tested positive for swine flu.
Doctors at the government hospital in Ahmedabad informed that Modi had been administered a dose of Tamiflu.
In India, 463 people have died due to the Influenza A (H1N1) virus. When reports last came in, taking the number of people affected with the flu in the country stood at 13,722.
More details are awaited.Like
For the first time, students of the ICFAI Business School have launched their annual fest. Insignia 2009 will add to the list of various events in the city, hosted by business schools, to challenge the intellect and test management skills.
This fest is with a difference. Insignia has been launched by ICFAI Business School in partnership with the Blind People’s Association (BPA). “BPA will be given a platform to talk about their activities and promote the products made by their students at the event. We have even invited the director of the BPA to be amongst the guest lecturers,” Sonu Dixit, the event secretary of Insignia 2009. More »Like
After a yawning gap, the multi-crore Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) got a fresh impetus on Tuesday when the Japanese government committed Rs 130 crore as engineering services loan (ESL) for the dedicated freight corridor project’s crucial phase I. The news was welcomed by state industries and mines department. More »Like
A two-day entrepreneurship conclave will be organized by Institute of Management, Nirma University starting from October 30.
The theme is Entrepreneurial Journey The First 1000 Days’. “It is to provide an industrial interface to students and give them a platform for discussion with sucessful entrepreneurs. More students are thinking of starting of their own ventures and this will be the right opportunity to gear up,” said professor Satish Nair.
List of Speakers
– OS Vinod, CEO, Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises, Mumbai
– C Rani, director of School of Entrepreneurship & Extension, NIMSME, Hyderabad
– Rahul Mirchandani national chairman, Yi of CII
– Jay Ruparel COO, Azure Knowledge Corp Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad
– Paru Jaykrishna, former president, Gujarat Chambers of Commerce & Industries.
According to organizing committee, with India poised to play bigger roles in the international arena in 21st Century, Indian businesses will be expected to lead the charge and Indian entrepreneurs will have a greater role to play in to it.Like
Challenging the directive of the executive council of Gujarat University (GU) to 16 self-financed colleges to maintain status quo in fee structure, the institutions filed a writ petition in the high court on Monday seeking revision in charges. The case will come up for hearing on Tuesday.
The petition filed by the self-financed colleges states that they have the right to revise fee structure because they do not offer professional courses.
Course Old fees Proposed fees Accepted fees
B.com 5,000 9000 7000
BBA 10,000 17,500 14,000
BCA 15,000 25,000 18,000
It also states that fee for B Com, BBA and BCA courses offered at these institutions were not hiked for the past nine years even as that for professional courses were revised several times.
The self-financed colleges had approached GU authorities seeking fee revision before the beginning of this academic session.
They had proposed to hike the annual fee of B Com to Rs 9,000 from Rs 5,500. For BBA, their proposed annual fee was Rs 17,500, in place of Rs 10,000. For BCA, they urged the varsity to raise the annual fee from Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000.
Considering the proposal of the self-financed colleges sympathetically, GU vice-chancellor Parimal Trivedi granted their authorities permission to revise fee on ad hoc basis.
He advised them to charge Rs 7,000 annual fee for B Com, Rs 14,000 for BBA and Rs 18,000 for BCA. The authorities of self-financed colleges charged students accordingly during admission in the new academic session.
Majority of the GU’s executive council members, however, expressed their reservation on revision of fee at self-financed colleges when they met on October 7.
Claiming that these institutions were making profit and lacked infrastructure, they directed them to follow the fee structure of the 2008-09 session this year also.
Unhappy over the directive, the self-financed colleges decided to move court.Like
For all wannabe MBAs and MCAs, here is some good news. If you do not perform well in the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET), there is no need to worry. From 2010, you will get a second chance. A proposal in this regard has been prepared by authorities of Gujarat Technological University (GTU) that governs all MCA and MBA institutes in Gujarat.
It will be tabled at GTU’s board meeting scheduled to take place soon, said sources. Best of two that is how one can describe this new system being evolved. MN Patel, acting V-C of GTU, said, “In 2010, GCET exams are likely to incorporate these important changes. The decision has been taken to help students upgrade their performance.” More »Like
Higher Secondary Education Board (), might prove disadvantageous to Gujarat’s students as far as competitive examinations like All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) and Pre Medical Test (PMT) are concerned.
asking them to develop their school’s website.
Taking a cue from Gujrat Technological University (GTU), the government wants the schools to go online in order to do away with paper work.
Security arrangement during India-Australia ODI will be top priority for Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) management this time around.
For, it would be playing host to one of the most important personalities of the state. Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be present at the ODI that will be played on October 25 at Reliance Stadium.
Ambitious Surat Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS) project will be kicked off by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on 31st October – Sardar Patel Jayanti. Modi will perform groundbreaking of Rs.78 crore first phase of the project.
The Surat Municipal Corporation(SMC) had recently approved Rs. 228 crore Bus Rapid Transit System(BRTS) project. Cost wise, this is be the biggest project approved by the SMC in its history.
at Cannes festival in France in April 2010. Participation in this competition is only through invitation. The organizing committee extended invitation to 120 institutes across the world.
Building on the success of the 2008 and 2009 competitions, the organizers have invited students and photography institutions across North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The theme of the competition is War and Peace’. “Students have been asked to submit their work online. Two shortlisted students from one institution on each continent will then be selected by a panel of judges chosen from World Photographic Academy.
The twelve shortlisted students, along with their tutors, will be invited to Cannes in April 2010, where as part of World Photography Festival, finalists will conduct their final assignment,” said Deepak Mathew, co-ordinator of photography department at NID.
An exhibition of photographs selected from student submissions from all 120 participating institutions will also be held.Like
begin on Saturday and continue till November 5.
“Students of first, second and third year of BA, BCom, BSc streams will appear for the exams along with those pursuing BBA, BCA and Law. The exams will be conducted in 20 selected centres in Ahmedabad. Those students who have yet not got their admit cards can approach the university officials on Saturday,” said GU officials.
with three top international schools — University of Virginia, Ohio State University and Duke University.
The tie-ups are being planned in three separate spheres — student exchange programme, faculty exchange programme and joint programme in research and training. “This is in addition to nearly 75 tie-ups that the IIM-A already has with different renowned business schools,” said IIM-A director Samir Barua.
materialising another mass rapid transit system for the city on the eve of Diwali.
These will be digitalised to allow the students to use them as reference material for research work. Digital copies of these more than 200 rare books will be uploaded on GU’s website.
GU sources said that the Rs 5-lakh project will be completed within six months. “Often it was seen that students tore off pages from these rare books to be used for reference. This damaged many books which have been out of print for many years now. Digitalisation of these valuable books will go a long way in expanding our resources and helping all students to get a fair chance,” said GU officials.Like
Past will meet the future at Flashback’, an event to be hosted under the Alumni Engagement Programme by students of Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (Mica) on Saturday. This is the first time that six alumni of the institute have been invited to take part in the event.
The alumni, holding eminent national and global positions, have been invited to interact with the students about their career paths, current industry trends, expectations and their areas of specialization. They will discuss brand management, advertising management, media management and marketing research.
The panellists include Gaurav Bhasin, former CEO of Universal McCann, Singapore; Sandeep Arora, vice president – research and analytics, Datamatics Technologies Limited; Dennis Koshy, vice president JWT; Rahul Anand, co-founder and director, Happily Unmarried Marketing Private Limited; Arjoon Bose, international project manager (Garnier), L’Oreal and Kunal Mukherjee, marketing head, Zoom TV.Like
The other two are the Philippines’ Manila NCR and Ireland’s Dublin city, according to the 4th Global Services-Tholons Top 50 emerging outsourcing destinations survey, jointly done by Global Services from CyberMedia and Tholons, a services globalisation advisory firm.
The Next 10 Outsourcing Destinations considered to be ‘Top 10 Aspirants’ from a total of 68 destinations is dominated by China’s Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen, Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Poland’s Krakow, Argentina’s Buenos Aires, Egypt’s Cairo and Brazil’s Sao Paulo.
Ahmedabad is not able to make in list this time. Hope it will come in list next year:)Like