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Fortune launches international business programme
Manish Kumar Singal

With Indian market opening to FDIs (Foreign Direct Investment) and Indian export industry heading for a boom, HR managers of most companies are scouting for professionals who are trained to handle various aspects of international business.

To cater to this ever-growing demand of professionals, who can think global and act global, FIIB (Fortune Institute of International Business) has launched an exhaustive programme in International Business Management.

FIIB curriculum deals with hardcore issue concerning international business unlike the general management B-school those broadly touch the socio-cultural aspect of international business. For instance, one of the modules of the post-graduate program at FIIB includes in-depth training of Economic Environment and Policies with regard to international trade. The module includes in-depth training to encounter situations on political and economic implications, various policies and measures of external trade, trade procedures and documentation, etc.

As per Dr Reena Ramachandran, Director FIIB, the demand for professionals with specialised expertise in International Business Management has seen a considerable rise this year. The expanding capacity in this field coupled with the export boom is bound to make it the next sought-after profession in India.
She also stated that its about time that Indian institutes rediscover themselves and create new models beyond the path set by the IIMs to suit the current market demands and create an identity for themselves above the everyday mushrooming B- schools.

Annual Day celebrations

Maharaja Agresen Institute of Technology (MAIT) and Maharaja Agresen Institute of Management Studies (MAIMS), Rohini, celebrated their 5th Annual Day with great pomp and gaiety on their institute campus. The Lt-Governor of Delhi, Mr Vijay Kapoor, was the chief guest of the function.

Besides, Chairman, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Mr B. D. Sharma, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU University, Mr S. C. Garg, was also present at the function. The function was presided over by the chairman of the institute Nand Kishor Garg. The evening was a cultural extravaganza with colourful synchronisation of various spectacular events along with awarding the meritorious students with prizes. The two institutes had planned their annual cultural event in an organised way and worked as a team to make their celebrations a grand success. Mr Garg said: “MAIT and MAIMS have become known centres of learning, providing quality of technical education.”

He acknowledged that it has only been possible with the assistance of a dedicated and experienced faculty, state-of-the-art and well-equipped laboratories and innovative teaching methodology also highlighted the contribution of students in making the institutes a name to reckon with.

Vijay Kapoor applauded the efforts of the society in setting up these two institutes for quality education and providing a seamless scope to the students to be self-sufficient in building a solid knowledge base in their respective disciplines.

Management Aptitude Test

All India Management Association is conducting Management Aptitude Test on May 2, for the admissions to various degrees and diploma programmes. MBA degree is offered by the university department or affiliated institutes, whereas the PGDM/PGDBM/ other diplomas are provided by private institutions, which require prior approval, by AICTE.

The Government of India approves MAT as a National Entrance Test. AIMA is dedicated to provide world class testing and allied service to choose the best individuals to pursue professional studies in institutes of higher learning.

Book for managers and students

In a special get-together held at the IIPM campus, Dr Utpal Kumar Banerjee unveiled his latest book “Practical Management Information System – Indian Experiences and Case Studies.” Several senior faculties of IIPM and many students and alumni of the institute attended the book release.

The book, which has been published by leading publishing house, Macmillan India, promises to be of immense value for today’s managers and students. Being classroom tested, it emphasises on the practical modalities of MIS and helps visualise many related applications in framing corporate business strategies. The text also discusses concepts and case studies spread from various businesses segments in Indian and abroad.

Hedonic Hearth-The Hot floor 2004

Maharaja Surajmal Institute organised a two-day annual festival Hedonic Hearth- The Hot floor 2004, on March 2 and 3. The Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Mr Yoganand Shastri, inaugurated the function with the lightening of the lamp.

The Dean of Students’ Welfare of GGSIP University, the chief guest of the function, applauded the students and the teachers for organising such a wonderful cultural programme. He also laid stress on the issue of cultural degradation in the country and welcomed the young generation to come up with these sort of cultural events so that they can contribute for the uplift of the Indian culture.

Besides, various programmes were organised on the occasion and more than 50 colleges from various universities especially Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), Delhi University (DU) and Indraprastha University (IPU) participated in these events.

The function was concluded with the prize distribution ceremony, which was attended by Dr S. S. Rana (Vice-President), S. P. Singh (Secretary) of Maharaja Surajmal Institute and many more. The special guest of the function was DCP (North) Sanjay Beniwal. He distributed prizes to the students during the function. Mr Beniwal encouraged the students who had participated in the programme and also appreciated the teachers for bringing forth the talent of the student.

Seminar on value oriented education

Dr Karan Singh inaugurating the national seminar 'Value-Oriented Education and Globalisation'.
Dr Karan Singh inaugurating the national seminar 'Value-Oriented Education and Globalisation'.

Maharaja Surajmal Institute organises national seminar on “Value-Oriented Education and Globalisation”. Dr Karan Singh inaugurated the function. He stressed on the importance of reconstruction of values with the new trend of globalisation and speaks on the importance of fundamental duties, which will make the students conscious about their nation.

According to Prof R. P. Singh, former head of department of teacher education in NCERT, “The young generation should try to build their values and morals from this society.”

The former Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranganath Misra, encouraged the institute for organising such an inspiring national level conference, which will help society to awaken the younger generation for the glorified future of India.

Special programme in Net technologies

The NIIT has introduced a special programme in Net technologies for students seeking a career as Net developers. The new postgraduate diploma in Net technology equips graduates with the required skills to become masters in Net developer jobs. This programme is specially designed for the science and engineering graduates and final year students, aims at helping the students gain an edge over contemporaries.

Announcing the launch of the new PG diploma programme, Mr Pradeep Narayanan, Head NIIT Education Business India, said: “By introducing this new programme, we hope to equip thousands of IT career seekers in the region, with the state-of-the-art concepts and technologies to stay ahead.

Cultural programme at NCPE

BEd students of Noida College of Physical Education enthralling audiences with folk songs.
BEd students of Noida College of Physical Education enthralling audiences with folk songs.

A captivating cultural programme was organised by the BEd students of National College of Physical Education, (NCPE), Noida, the auspicious occasion was marked by the gracious presence of chairman Sushil Kumar Rajput, principal and other staff of the college.

The students of the college have made an effort to promote the Indian culture with certain seasoning of modernisation and the variety goes from Rangoli, poetic recitation with a glimpse of current issues.


GGSI University to conduct MBBS entrance exams
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, March 17
The Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University would conduct the entrance examination for its MBBS course this year. The entrance examination last year was conducted along with the AIIMS entrance exam, as the IP University did not have adequate arrangements for it. According to sources, the MBBS course was started at the Safdarjang Hospital two years back. The University offered 100 seats for this course. Of these, 50 seats are exclusively for Delhi students.

The AIIMS has good reputation and if the IP University gets the entrance examination conducted through AIIMS, it would certainly have increased its credibility, sources said. However, the University has changed its decision twice in three years, which is alarming. “If the University was not well-equipped with the infrastructure, it should not have started the course in such a hurry,” said an official in IP University. According to the Vice-Chancellor of the IP University, Prof K.K. Aggarwal, “When we started this course, we did not have the complete infrastructure so we passed on this responsibility to the AIIMS.” “However, from this year, we are well-equipped to conduct the entrance examination. Eight centers have been decided upon to hold this examination.” 


Plea filed in HC against block samiti vice chief
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, March 17
After getting the chairman of Sonepat block samiti removed from his post the Balkishan Sharma group in the samiti has filed a plea in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the election of the vice-chairman of the samiti, Mr Vijay Kumar.

Accepting the plea of the complainant, Neelam, who was the candidate in the election and lost to Vijay Kumar, the Division Bench of Mr Justice Swatantra Kumar and Mr Justice Amar Dutt of the high court has issued notices to the Deputy Commissioner, the District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO) and the Vice-Chairman, Mr Vijay Kumar, for their appearance in the court on May 3.

In the litigation, Neelam has pleaded that as the elections for the posts of the chairman and vice-chairman were held simultaneously on the same date at the same venue at the same time and the same members of the samiti had participated in the election and when the Civil Judge Senior Division had set aside the election of the chairman for alleged irregularities in the election, the election of the vice-chairman should also be set aside on the same grounds.

Meantime, samiti member Ram Kumar, to counter the allegation that he had three children, produced another Ram Kumar and his wife Guddi along with their son Jitender before the DDPO and returning officer J. M. Bhardwaj. They gave a statement that Jitender was their son not of samiti member Ram Kumar and his wife Santra. In support of the statement, samiti member Ram Kumar and his wife Santra also submitted an affidavit attested by the Executive Magistrate, Mr Ranga, to the DDPO stating that they had only one son and one daughter.

It is relevant to recall that after setting aside the election of the chairman, the Civil Judge, Mr A. D. Gaur, in his decision had ordered that the re-election of the post must be completed within one month. The DDPO as returning officer fixed February 24 as the date of the election. The election was deferred as only 15 out of 30 members of the samiti reached the polling booth in the block samiti office and the quorum of two-third members could not be completed.

However, the next date of election was fixed at March 10 but the returning officer did not reach that day reportedly being on leave and the election could not be held. Alleging that the returning officer was playing a partial role in the election and not obeying the court directions, Bal Kishan Sharma filed a contempt of court plea against the DDPO. Taking notice of the plea the court had summoned DDPO on March 17.

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