News & Events

ITM Visit to SRL Ltd.

On 30-07-2014, ITM team led by Dr.P.V.Ramana, the Hon’ble Chairman of ITM -Group and Chancellor of the University had visited headquarters of SRL Diagnostics Ltd., in the alleyway of value added research based and industry oriented association with ITM-Biosciences programs. The objective of the visit and the discussion with Dr.BR.Das, President Research & Innovation, to establish a benchmark industry friendly programs and bridge the gap between academia and research based health care industry. Dr.MP.Rao, Prof.JV.Shelar and Dr.Samir Pachpute were the other team members attended the visit.

“Dynamics”… let the dance begin!

Dynamics - Let the Dance Begin a State Level Dance Competition brought out the Dancer across the State of Chhattisgarh.

Through Dynamics, ITM University provided a platform to the upcoming dancers to showcase their talent through Jazz, Classical, Hip-Hop, Regional, and Contemporary & Tribal under the category Solo, Duet & Group.

After selecting over 350 Entries across 8 Cities and 127 School/Colleges, 41 best performances (approx 170 participant) were selected for the Finale of Dynamics which was held on 22nd December 2012 @ Magneto Mall Raipur, Chhattisgarh. More than 4000 viewers were present during the event to cheer up the participants.

To sum up the Event Top 3 Performances were awarded from each of the categories (Group, Duet & Solo) along with Mementos, Certificates & Cash Prizes.

First International Symposium by ITM University, Raipur

“Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning”

December 14th - 15th 2012
The First International Symposium on the topic “Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning” was organized by Institute of Engineering and Technology, ITM University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Day-1 (14th December 2012): 
Venue:  Cyrus Banquet Hall, Babylon Inn, Station Road, Raipur  
Dignitaries ‘On the Dias’ were

  • Dr.  Dipankar Das Gupta, Professor of Computer Science, University of Memphis, USA as a Keynote Speaker of the first session.
  • Dr. Adhir Baran Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronics Department, BITS-Pilani, Dubai. Keynote speaker of the second session.
  • Prof. Satyanarayan Agrawal, Chairman, PURC, Chhattisgarh as Chief Guest
  • Dr. Surekha Thakkar, Vice Chancellor, ITM University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  • Dr. Milind Kulkarni, Director, Engineering Institutions, ITM University
  • Dr. Tilendra Shishir Sinha, Principal, Institute of Engineering and Technology, ITM University Raipur

The Programme was started with lighting of lamp and Saraswati Vandana hosted by Dr. M.S.Mishra and Mr. Devanshu Chakaravarty. Dignitaries were welcomed with bouquet.
Keynote session-2, by Dr. Adhir Baran Chattopadhyay on ‘Machine Learning - MAGLEV’ held, followed by question answer session of 15 minutes. .
Day-2 (15th December 2012)
Venue:  Seminar Hall, ITM University Campus, Naya Raipur, Raipur
The Dignitaries on the Dias were

  • Dr. Adhir Baran Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, Electrical and Electronics Department, BITS-Pilani, Dubai. Keynote speaker of the second session.
  • Dr. Tilendra Shishir Sinha, Principal, Institute of Engineering and Technology, ITM University, Raipur.

After welcoming the Dignitaries on the Dias, key-note session on ‘Machine Learning’ was started by Dr. Adhir Baran Chattopadhyay, Associate Professor, BITS- Pilani, Dubai, followed by question-answer session of 15 minutes.
Valedictory Session:  Dr. Hambarde announced to extend his support to the students as well as faculty members for projects. He also invited the students and faculty members to attend different workshops, seminars and other programmes organized by Chhattisgarh Council of Science and Technology, Government of Chhattisgarh.
Certificate distribution to the participants by the Chief Guest and dignitaries and vote of thanks was paid by Dr. M. S. Mishra, Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities, IET, ITM University, Raipur.

MoU is signed between University of Memphis, USA and ITM Group Engineering Institutes

MoU is signed between University of Memphis, USA and ITM Group Engineering Institutes including ITM University - Institute of Engineering & Technology, Raipur; ITM College of Engineering, Nagpur and Coastal Institute of Technology & Management, Vizag on November 2, 2012 for co-operation in variety of joint academic and education activities such as collaborative students projects, joint articulations in degree programs and course offerings, exchanges of faculty and graduate students, academic activities including joint research projects and publications, exchanges of publications, materials and information, joint conferences and workshops and special short term programs and visits. The MoU was signed by President Shirley Raines for University of Memphis and Dr. Milind Kulkarni, Director - Engineering Institutes for ITM Group Engineering Institutions. Dr. Sajjan Shiva, Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta, Prof. Stephanie Ivey and Dr. Milind Kulkarni participated in the discussions. During his visit to University of Memphis, Dr. Kulkarni gave a presentation before Civil Engineering students.

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MoU is signed between UMass Lowel and ITM Group Engineering Institutes

MoU is signed between UMass Lowel and ITM Group Engineering Institutes today for co-operation in variety of joint academic and education activities such as collaborative students projects, joint articulations in degree programs and course offerings, exchanges of faculty and graduate students, academic activities including joint research projects and publications, exchanges of publications, materials and information, joint conferences and workshops and special short term programs and visits. The MoU was signed by Mr. Sanjeev Manohar, Associate Dean and Krishna Vedula, Director of India Partnerships for UMass Lowell and Dr. Milind Kulkarni, Director - Engineering Institutes for ITM Group Engineering Institutions.

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Inaugural Ceremony at ITM University, Raipur

The first academic session of ITM University, Raipur was inaugurated on 23rd August 2012 at its Uparwara campus by the hands of Mr. Satya Narayan Agrawal, Chairman of Private Universities Regulatory Commission, Raipur.

The event involved a fun-filled induction program of innovative games and educative movies.  The inaugural program started with lighting of lamp & Saraswati Vandana. The beautiful shamiyana enhanced the moment.
Registrar Mr.H.S.Vyas graced the occasion by delivering the welcome address. He described ITM’s long experience in the field of education & the growth story.

ITM University Vice Chancellor - Dr. Surekha Thacker inspired the crowd by a few urdi shayaris & inspired the students to be observant & inquisitive learners.

Dr. Agrawal praised ITM University for its vision, perfect compliance and strict adherence to rules.

The team led by Mr. Ashwin Iyer (Director: Operations & Student Services) & Mr. Atul Dubey (Marketing Manager) carried out Induction program for 2 days that marked a wonderful beginning for this first academic session of ITM University.

ICICI Bank Sales Academy - ITM University launches a Certificate Course in Retail Banking Sales Management

ICICI Bank Sales Academy in collaboration with ITM University, announced its Certificate course in Retail Banking Sales Management. The program was launched on Monday, 16th July 2012 at 10am, at the Raipur (Chattisgarh). The event was inaugurated in the presence of Dr. PV Ramana- Chancellor, ITM University & Dr. Surekha Thacker- Vice Chancellor, ITM University Raipur, Mr. Nitin Putcha -VP (Operations & Marketing) ITM Group of Institutions. Mr. Maninder Juneja - Sr. General Manager Retail Banking Group, ICICI Bank, T.K. Srirang Sr. General Manager- HR, ICICI Bank.

The course, under the banner of the ICICI Bank Sales Academy in collaboration with ITM University, will be conducted on a fully residential basis at the University campus at Raipur.

The course curriculum has been designed with inputs from ICICI Bank and aims at imparting a desired blend of knowledge, skills, grooming and behaviors relevant to the front line sales function. 20 year old ITM Group of Institutions aims to impart futuristic and comprehensive education of global standards with a high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and invigorating environment.

Free BBA, Engineering & MBA Entrance exam coaching at ITM University

A glimpse of a Free Crash Course session held for those appearing for MBA, Engineering and BBA entrance Exams at ITM University.

"Aspasia"at ITM Business School, Bangalore

ITM Business Bangalore celebrated intra college fest “Aspasia” (which means Welcome in Greek) from the 12th April - 14th April 2012.

The campus also witnessed the footfalls along with the students making the event successful. “Aspasia” was enriched an event with greater bonding as a team with the  fact that Management is not only about the field of academia but about being a Team player, Creativity and Passion.

The 3 days “Aspasia” had events such as Business Plan, Collage, Role Play, Mad Ads and Business Quiz where the students unleashed their talents with applied business acumen & creativity. Also the event witnessed a truly spellbound performance through cultural dance & songs.

The whole event brought a sense of camaraderie and kinship towards the ITM Family. The event ended with applauds, accolades and trophies which reinforced student’s beliefs in themselves.
A peak into some of the Moments………..

ITM Chennai student's Achievemen​ts !!

Heartiest Congratulations to our students ( I-PGDM ) for securing 2nd position in the event " Talk the Talk " in " Glitter Crazy " state level management meet conducted by Dr. MGR UNIVERSITY Chennai, on 28th March 2012, and was awarded Rs. 1000/- cash prize and Gift Voucher.

The team members :

1. Shruthi Ramesh
2. Preethi.G
4.Adhithan Mohanraj
5. Bharath Sridharan

We are so proud to share the joy of the achievement of our I-PGDM students for coming 1st position in the event " ADZAP " in " HR SYMPHONY " conducted by " Madras school of work " Chennai, on 24th March 2012, and cash price of Rs.6000/-

I. Team Members:

1. D.Kavya
2. Vinod Kumar
3. Guru Krishna Chandhar
4. Manish Mahajan
5. Ritesh Rai
6. Kuriyan Varghese

II. Manulal for securing second position in the event " BUSINESS WRECK " and cash price of Rs.1000/-.

On 29th of March 2012 students of I-PGDM , ITM-Chennai were taken for an industrial visit to Wheels India Ltd.

Wheels India Limited is the wheel manufacturingdivision of TVS Group and is theleading Wheel manufacturer in the country holding more than 80%market share inthe passenger car segment.

The students were given an orientation aboutthe company from its inception in the year 1962 till date. The current statusof the company in terms of turnover, production facilities, technological andmarketing strategies were explained to the students. There was a postdiscussion session during which the students interacted with the companyofficials in terms of Marketing, HR, Operations and various management aspects.The interaction session was one providing a lot of information both on theproduction and management side of the firm.

The students were taken to the manufacturing plantwhere they had a chance to learn the various processes involved in transforminga mere steel sheet into the wheel that a common man sees.

The industrial visit was very informative andprovided a practical exposure of the various principles they learn in theircourse.

ITM- Warangal's 'Rendezvous - 12'
On 15th March, 2012 ITM Chennai was privileged by the speech of Mr.Rama Krishnan.

Guest Lecture

He is a Bachelor in mechanical engineering with also a post graduation in Diploma and business management in Symbiosis,he has a work experience of over 25 years in companies like ATLAS COPCO SANDVIK ASIA, LARSEN & TOUBRO and had a further 5 years experience as a Consultancy.

Sir Rama krishnan gave an enthralling lecture about the business etiquettes. He started with the basic etiquette and how people used to respond to it all around the global business environment. He shared his experience about his reach in the world and about the countries he visited.

Mr. Rama Krishnan corroborate with three different countries, and explained in detail of how people show their etiquettes and variations. It is very important for a marketing person to analyze and understand the various cultural facts regarding global business. It was a useful session for all the students.

At the end of the session he said that this is not the last session with ITM , this is the beginning of his travel with ITM.

On 14th March,2012, ITM Chennai was obliged by the presence of "Shree Ravi Gomatam", a world renowned physicist, who visited the campus to address the students and faculty.

Guest Lecture

Shree Ravi is a swami related to ISKON, Bangalore. He tookquestion from students on various aspects like the Bhagvad Gita, management,caste orders, creed differences and science. It was a pleasing experience tosee the students interact on such varied topics with a high zeal.

Shree Ravi also discussed in detail about his research paperson ‘Quantum Mechanics’.

The session dispersed with the distribution of Prashadam inthe evening.

ITM Warangal Campus Presents "The Hindu Business Line Budget Talk 2012"
IDEA Cellular Ltd is offering a 40 hour "Sales Certification Course" in' Sales & Distribution Management' for the Marketing specialization students of PGDM-2011-13 at Warangal Campus

At ITM- B School,Warangal

IDEA Cellular Ltd is offering a 40 hour "Sales Certification Course" in' Sales & Distribution Management' for the Marketing specialization students of PGDM-2011-13

E-Vision, the Entrepreneurship Cell of ITM Business school, Kharghar hosted E-Week FUTURISTA


E-Vision, the Entrepreneurship Cell of ITM Business school, Kharghar hosted E-Week FUTURISTA in collaboration with 'National Entrepreneurship Network' an initiative of Wadhawani Foundation.  This year, the event was called FUTURISTAvision for future, a theme based event to highlight the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Futurista – A week-long event was a gateway to let loose one’s creative streaks and passionately working for one’s ideas to create one's own destiny. The week-long event comprised of all shades and hues of collaborative and competitive spirit as reflected in various events organized as different competitions from 11th Feb.2012 to 18th Feb.2012.
With our motto to 'Invent the future', ITM organized Phoenix – A Treasure hunt to get immersed into the importance of time, thinking on one’s toes, being resourceful and team spirit.

Invenzione – An ideation competition offered a platform for budding entrepreneurs to contemplate about innovative ways in which they seek to bring the change they want to see in the world around them and can potentially change their way of life.

Sighs pertaining to deteriorating ecology conditions have rarely been of help, Industriology - presented the arena to advocate feasible and revolutionary ideas to combat environmental challenges and heal the Earth from the burgeoning weight of waste and toxicity.

The ideas need to metamorphosis into existence - 'Salvar El Futuro' came as an opportunity to capitalize on these ideas and present them as viable solutions.

Modernity and transparency continue to be vague notions in 2012 as social malpractices and corruption continue to haunt our society. 'Roadrama'-- the street play competition had many teams comprising very enthusiastic and budding students who donned the masque of seasoned thespians to express extremely thoughtful, satirical and sensitive subjects on the stage and engaged the audiences deeply through an emotionally roller-coaster ride.
On 11 Feb 2012, Ms. Revathy Siddhartha Roy the co-founder of VIIRA cabs, graced our Inaugural function. She runs a successful taxi service for women by women, a breakthrough concept in the realm of entrepreneurship. Ms Revathy epitomizes the woman of substance in a progressive Indian society of gutsy entrepreneurs.   On this occasion, Team TEMPEST, ITM Theatre society presented a movie ‘UMMEED’ exemplifying the need to listen to one’s heart and being true to one’s dreams and visions of life. The movie was inspirational and charged everyone to take charge of their destiny and follow their dreams.

Dr. Charu Shri, Dr. Veni Nair and Prof Neena Nanda were the faculty coordinators. ITM celebrates such events to evoke the latent talent in the students and motivate them to materialize their ideas so that they have the courage to shape the future.

Futurista owes its roaring success to the following students – Gurtej Oshan, Ramanuj Saraf, Aditi Sarak, Ritu Khare, Akshay Naik and Pallavi Singh in particular who toiled day and night to make the event into one unforgettable memory in lives of those at ITM Kharghar.

Keeping in-sync with the theme to Invent the Future, Registrations were done by scanning the QR Code in the brochure. which led to the Evision Registration desk. Much hoopla was created by the Futurista Fan Page at Facebook and regular updates on evisionfuturista2012.blogspot. 

The event was a roaring success with participants from all over India. Evision will continue this legacy and foster the Spirit of Entrepreneurship.

Warangal students win at: Sanskriti-12,‘Sammelan’,Talentina 2k12 ,Maneuver-12.

ITM – Warangal wins at:

1) Sanskriti-12, a Management fest organized by IPE-Hyderabad on 1st and 2nd March,2012. ITMites won Rs.20,000/ cash prizes and cash vouchers of Rs.10,000/
I) Winners:
A) Paper Presentation: Anand Reddy and Maneesh

II) Runner-up:
a. Tarang- Marketing event: Prerna and Ketan
b. Shastra- operations event: Asesh and pranoy pal

III)Bollywood Quiz -Winners: Biswajeet Jha and Kunal.

2) ‘Sammelan’ a Management Fest organized by Christu Jayanthi Jubilee College, Guntur on 24th February, 2012.

I) Winners in Finance Event:
1) Priyanshu
2) Biplab
3) Arun Karmakar

II) Runners-up

a) Marketing:
1) Pushan Dutta
2) Ali Fraz
3) Niladri

b) Paper Presentation:
1) Shishir
2) Karan

3) Talentina 2k12 , a Management fest organized on 24th &25th Feb ,by Guru Nanak Group of Institues,Hyderabad

I) Winners:
a. Minute of Perfection: Sarvajeet Sen
b. Xcel Hunt: Kunal, Moumitha and Biswajeet Jha.

II) Runners –Up
a. Face Painting: Prerna
b. Mathemagician: Debdeep.

4) Maneuver-12, a Management fest organized by New Science PG college on 1st March, 2012,Warangal.

I) Winners:
a. Mensa(Young Manager): Pushan Dutt


ITM Business School Kharghar conducted a two day International Conference on Financial Inclusion –Multi Perspectives on February 03-04, 2012 (Friday and Saturday).The event partners were National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and National Spot Exchange.

The objective of the conference was to bring forth the various practices followed world-wide in the area of Financial Inclusion because if we talk on global basis, Financial Inclusion has come a long way in achieving the objective of impacting human lives and poverty alleviation. Millions and millions of poor people have access to savings and credit and there is a perceptible reduction in poverty where people have access to the Financial Inclusion services. Beyond savings and credit, insurance and remittance services are also being increasingly accessed by the people. Some even talk about initiated micro pension schemes to be a part of financial inclusion.

On behalf of ITM Business School, Prof S Suryanarayan, Deputy Director and Prof Sanjay Sinha, Associate Professor was coordinating the event. They stressed upon the salient features of the conference as: Bringing different school of thoughts / philosophies originating from Industry and Academia for effective implementation of Financial Inclusion, to bring out the positive fall-out of the community owned and managed Financial Inclusion models in building social capital and its larger benefits for development and to provide a platform for sharing successful experiences in engendering development outcomes through Financial Inclusion interventions encompassing livelihoods, MDGs, women empowerment, networking, Insurance and Financial Inclusion, etc.

The conference was designed to cover the topics on

  • Financial Inclusion –Role of intermediary
  • Financial Inclusion – Role of Technology
  • Community based Financial Inclusion – Challenges & Opportunities
  • Private Public Partnership in Financial Inclusion
  • Empowerment through Financial Inclusion


On the very first day Finance conference was graced by the presence of various representatives from all these esteemed organizations namely –

  • Mr. Shariq Nissar, Director, TASIS
  • Mr P K Saha, CGM, SIDBI,
  • Mr S K Kale, GM, NABARD
  • Mr Sanjiv Kapur, GM, BSE
  • Mr Santosh Mansigh, AVP, National Spot Exchange Ltd.


Second day of the conference was full of knowledge and experiences because this day our dignities had the panel discussion. Our panel members shared their views as per their perceptions and experiences and solved the queries of our audience. Our panel member of this day’s discussion were-
Panel Chair: Dr. Shariq Nissar, Director (TASIS)


  1. Mr. Bharat Bhushan, Dean YASHADA (Govt.of Maharashtra)
  2. Mr. Kumar Shailab, M.D.Uplift India Association
  3. Mr. Anjani Sinha, M.D & CEONational Spot Exchange
  4. Mr. A.A. Sharma CEO, SIDBI Venture Capital
  5. Dr.F.T.Shroff, Joint Director IIBF, Ex Banker UBI
  6. Mr P. K. Saha, CGM, SIDBI


After finishing panel discussion our Deputy Director Prof. Suryanarayan delivered Vote of thanks to all our dignities for their support and knowledge which they shared with all of us. He also gave mementos to all our dignities for their efforts to make this conference successful.

Warangal students won in ‘Sambav’ a Management Fest organized by Gitam School of International Business,Vizag on 10th and 11th February, 2012.

Shishir, Anand, Maneesh, Debdeep, Niladri, Asesh
Winners in the Events:
1)U Turn: 2)Espirit De Corps:
Runners-upin the following Event:
1) Maslow Mania: 2) Ad Combat

Mr.Aditan Mohanraj ( I PGDM ), won the 2nd Prize in Paper Presentation in Voyage state level management meet

The Shining Star of ITM Chennai " Mr.Aditan Mohanraj ( I PGDM ) student, won the 2nd Prize in Paper Presentation in Voyage state level management meet held at AMET UNIVERSITY, Chennai on 3 Feb 2012, was awarded Rs. 2000/- Cash Prize and Rs. 2000/- Gift voucher .

A Corporate guest lecture was organized forstudents of Batch 2011-13 at ITM-Bangalore.

4th Feb 2012: A Corporate guest lecture was organized forstudents of Batch 2011-13 at ITM-Bangalore. The speaker on the occasion wasMr.Alok Ranjan Senior Manger Dell and he delivered the guest lecture on the topic“Career Growth”. This was followed by Q & A Secession.

ITM Brand Summit 2011 - Astitva
Institute for Technology and Management Business School (ITM), Navi Mumbai, takes immense pride in sharing the news of successfully hosting the most awaited Marketing event, ICICI Bank Presents ITM Brand Summit, 2011 - Astitva held on the 16th and 18th of December, 2011.

Institute for Technology and Management (ITM) is one of the premier private, unaided institution established in 1991 running AICTE approved PGDM programs. We have been consistently ranked among the Top 30 Business Schools in India and have 'A' grade certification from NAAC. Today, as ITM Kharghar celebrates its 20th year, we have been ranked 26th by Business World- Synovate Study 2011.

The Brand Summit 2011 - Astitva focused on how one achieves efficient Brand Equity and how one addresses the issue of Brand Survival in the given dynamic business environment and accordingly, the theme of this Summit was “Brand Equity and Brand Survival in Turbulent Times”. ITM Brand Summit 2011 - Astitva had a dream start.

The following is the breakup for the two day event which was organised on 16th and 18th December, 2011:

(A) Inter-college event (16th December, 2011): A Live case study challenge in association with TATA Consultancy Services and The Smart Manager was organised where the best brains of top notch B-Schools of India competed with each other to provide the best possible solution.

  • Astitva had broken a number of records and created history. We got 237 team registrations from all across the country to participate in the case contest.
  • The participating teams were from the top B-Schools such as IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Rohtak, Udaipur, Indore) IITs (Delhi, Bombay, Roorkee, Kharagpur, Kanpur) , SP Jain Institute of management and Research, K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, IIFT, MDI, IMT, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, FMS (Delhi University), Goa Institute of Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management, NITIE, SIBM-Pune, XIMB, XLRI, JBIMS, IFMR and many more...
  • Finally 24 teams were shortlisted for the final rounds held in Navi Mumbai campus. The winning team was from IFMR, Chennai (Mr. Abhishikth K) & was awarded cash prize of Rs. 25,000/-, teams from IIM-Indore (Mr. Nikhil Gulhane & Mr. Rahil Maniyar) & WeSchool-Mumbai (Ms. Arushi Juneja & Mr. Rishub Sapra) stood 2nd & 3rd and won prizes worth Rs. 10,000 & Rs. 7500 respectively.

(B) Corporate Summit (18th December, 2011): Eminent Professionals from various well known brands came under a common roof to discuss the most challenging themes from the world of Branding.

  • We witnessed a corporate event with key note speakers and panel discussions with a complete new flavour. The speakers were from diverse sectors such as Media, Petroleum, Food and beverages, BFSI, Pharmaceuticals and Telecommunications.
  • The three sub-themes for the panel discussion were Brand flexibility and responsiveness to change, the sudden lure of rural India and the new paradigm of co-creating brands with customer.
  • The event was graced by the august presence of eminent personalities like: Dr. P. V. Ramana, Chairman, ITM Group of Institutions, Mr. Nitin Putcha, V.P-Operations, ITM Group of Institutions, Dr. Rahul Mirchandani, Executive Director, Aries Agro Ltd. (Former Chairman of CII), Mr. Mukul Jain, National Head, Wireless Group -Top Corporates, Reliance Communication, Mr. Bhavesh Thakkar, Former Director Marketing, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dr. H. Sadhak, Advisor, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (Former Executive Director, LIC), Mr. N. Divakar, Head - Retail Branding, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mr. Zulfi Ali Bhutto, Head - Operations, Spice Mobile, Dr. Manohar Pandit, Former CEO – Wockhardt Ltd., Mr. Albert Pereira, President Digital-Genesis Burson-Marsteller, Mr. Mihir Upadhyay, CEO-Golden Medias, Mr. Tanmoy Goswami, Managing Editor – The Smart Manager, Mr. Anirban Dutta, Chief Client Officer at LoyaltyOne Rewards Pvt Ltd. and Mr. Nabjeet Ganguli, General Manager-Nine Dot Nine Media Pvt. Ltd.

The event had following partners:

1. Title Sponsor – ICICI Bank Ltd.
2. Mobility Partner – Spice Mobility Ltd.
3. Corporate Solution Partner - IRIS Services
4. Knowledge Partner - The Smart Manager
5. Digital media Partner - Digital Sadhus
6. Online media partner -
7. Online Recharge Partner –
8. Apparel Partner – yo!Wear (customized t-shirts)

The 7th supply chain colloquium 2011 at ITM Business School

The annual event of ITM Business School, Supply Chain Colloquium, was inaugurated by the program chair Dr. V. V. Sople, Director - ITM Dombivali campus, followed by lightening of lamp by chief guest and chairman of ITM group, Dr. P.V. Ramana. The Director of ITM Kharghar, Dr. Ganesh Raja, then addresses the group and started the session with a lighter note. Mr. Niraj Ambani, chief guest and president – Reliance Logistics, continued the session by sharing his experience on logistics sector and talking on “Amid Global slowdown logistics sector looks at new solutions”. The 1st session was concluded by Mr. Shahzad Izediyar, General Manager – Mitsui OSK Line, who briefed about “IT & Business process in supply chain”.

The post tea break session started with a panel discussion on “How to compete as a leading logistics provider in an ever changing environment”. The key speakers were Mr. Pradeep Dubey General Manager - Snowman Logistics Limited, Mr. Suhas Prabhu, Thakur Institute of Management Studies, Mr. Ashish Sheth, Managing Director - Sarjak Container Lines Pvt Ltd, Captain Dinesh Gautama, Vice Chairman - Containers Shipping Lines Association of India.

Post lunch session started with an overview on “Emerging trends Asian supply chain”. First speaker Prof. Chakrabarty from NMIMS University talked about new Supply Chain Management Models which are evolving in Asia and how they can adapt to the Rise of India. Second speaker Mr. Sanjay Goel, Chairman GTC Corporation, gave his input on benchmarking with best-in-breed, innovative global supply chain strategies persisting in the industry. In the end Mr. Daryl Mascarenhas, General Manager - GlaxoSmith Kline, gave his industry experience on tactical urgency in supply chains.He also shed light on Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP ), in Glaxo Smith Klines’ Supply Chain.

Last session of the day was a round table discussion on the issues which CEO’s may face in 2011-2012. Captain Niranjan Khardenavis, Controller Materials - Indian Navy, gave his points on challenges that are faced by supply chain management in ship building and ship repair industry. Next Prof. Kedar Subramanium, Assitant Professor - NMIMS University, put his point forward on green IT and its role in supply chain which in turn is a sustainable perspective. Then Capt. Dinesh Gautama, briefed upon “Top talent: Next generation supply chain leaders – poach or groom”. Last but not the least Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar, Managing Director - ATC Clearing, ended the day by enlightening us how industry should learn from its past and be clear about the priorities to build the future of the industry bright and prosperous. The speakers emphasized the point that industry was looking and seeking out fresh talent and that top bosses could not help but ignore such talent.

A day full of knowledge gaining and experience sharing came to an end. Not only got the students benefited by getting the real industry picture on how shipping industry and supply chain can together make a great future but also the speaker’s who were enriched from sharing each others experiences on a common platform.

Anirudh Pundir
PGDM(Finance Major Operations Minor, 2010-2012)

8th National HR Conference on the theme of ‘Re-inventing HR in the Coming Decade’

“It’s not the strongest who survives, not the most intelligent but the one most responsive to change” – Charles Darwin. This quote was used by Mr. Ramchandra Rao (Group HR Head, GVK & Director MIL) Chief Guest, for setting the ball rolling for the Conference. This was said in the context of Human Resources, meaning that HR will survive in the coming decades if it re-invents itself and remains a rolling stone.

There were great speakers who have taken their time out from their busy schedules to grace the conference were Mr.Nitin Putcha (Vice President, Operations, ITM), Prof. R.S.S Mani (Vice President, Institutional Development, ITM), and Mr. Ramachandra Rao, who addressed the Inaugural session.

Next came the ‘Plenary Session’ with an altogether new set of speakers who were all enthralling in their own way. They give their personal opinions on the topic of discussion of the day – ‘HR Practices in Public Sectors’. It can be summed up that HR should create a proper (healthy) work-culture. The term‘re-inventing’ was used because business strategies and agenda change with time. HR practices are the same but the organization’s adaptations are different. This has been discussed on a broad level by Mr. Vivek Patwardhan ( Independent Consultant, Ex-Head HR, Asian Paints ), Mr. S.K. Maddodi ( GM HR, ONGC ), Mr. S.K. Agarwal ( GM HR, NPCIL ), Mr. S. Sathiavageeswaran ( GM HR, IOCL ), Mr. Tanmay Panda ( Head HR, NPCI ), Mr. Ashis Sen ( Head Training and BSC, HPCL ).

It is said that ‘a single conversation with a wise man is better than a 100 years of study’. It is true because the points put forth by the dignitaries have added value to the general knowledge base and have provided food for thought for the present generation and the future HR professionals. This had been over emphasized by our Director Dr. Ganesh Raja.

60 research papers were presented on various HR related topics and it was chaired by Mr.P.P Srees (Head HR, BASF) , Dr.C. Babu (Director YMT) , Mr. Ramesh Pathak (Management Consultant) and Mr. M.V. Nandanwar (Dy. Manager Admin & IR, BPCL).

There was a good overall participation of academicians and students from Mumbai and outside Mumbai. Various corporate delegates were also there from Raymond, Blue Dart, Indian Rare Earth Ltd, Tata Power, NTPC, ONGC, NPCI, NPCIL and HPCL and Reliance Retail etc. Various publishers like, Himalaya, Tata Mcgraw-Hill, Wiley, Oxford, Pearson, PHI and Cambridge were also part of the event.

Finally, the valedictory address was given by Mr. Vinod Chaturvedi, the President Corporate HR & Chief People Officer, Viraj Profiles Ltd. The function came to an end with the Vote of Thanks by Dr. Snigdha Mishra, the Convener, and ITM National HR Conference 2011. Thus came to end another very successful HR conference.

ITM-IHM Oshiwara Gala Christmas & Awards Night - 21st Dec 2011

On 21st December, Starworld India's Celebrity Master Chef spoke at Oshiwara "Master Chef India would not have been possible without the support of Chef Yogesh & the students of IHM Oshiwara"

The star studded evening with Celebrity Master Chef Vikas Khanna, Entire Core Culinary Team of Starworld's Master Chef India, Hyatt Regency Team, Oberois-Trident Team, Thomas Cook Team, Celebrity Mixologist Shatbi Basu along with Dr. P. V Ramana & Mrs. Lalitha Ramana.

Mesmerizing Carol Singing, Rocking Dance Performances, Fabulous Fashion Walk, 5 course meal with Champagne to start with and wines flowing throughout the evening.

Celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna & ITM Institute of Hotel Management also Announced the "Young Visionary in Hospitality "Award. The very first of its kind in India. This award recognizes young, talented hospitality students from across the country. There were 4 main parameters: Creativity, Humility, Ability to manage Stress & Multi-task. The final call on the winner was taken by Chef Vikas Khanna & his team..

The Celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna & ITM Institute of Hotel Management's "Young Visionary in Hospitality" Award for 2011 was awarded to Ms. Afshaa Rajkotwala - Second Year BAIHM Student of IHM Oshiwara.

"Spark Plug – 2011 covered by TV9"
"Annual Alumni Meet 2011 of ITM Business School Chennai"

Annual Alumni Meet 2011 of ITM Business School Chennai held on 10th Dec. 2011

Financial Inclusion Multi Perspectives

ITM brings together leaders from various schools of thought and shows us how priority sector lending can be made profitable. The idea is to provide a congenial environment to higher education for continuous improvement and innovation. With speakers from India and other countries in the financial and development sector, the program aims to really provide a forum for healthy discussion, debate and churn out realistic and achievable goals in education and the financial sector. Be there to participate and learn more.. Block your dates from 3rd – 4th February and come to Share your Thoughts...

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Under SPICMACAY a KUCHIPUDI Dance program at ITM-Warangal in Dec,2011
Alumni Meet 2011, ITM Business School, Bangalore"

Alumni meet was held on 3rd Dec, 2011 at the institute premises of ITM Bangalore. More than 100 alumni from all ITM B Schools namely Bangalore, Chennai, Warangal & Navi Mumbai graced the occasion.  Among the invited dignitaries were Dr. G K Sharma, Director, ITM Chennai, Dr. T Dayakar Rao, Director, ITM Warangal, Mr. Rajesh Pillai, National Director, Executive MBA, and Mr. Shelar, Director Operations, ITM Group.
During the event “ITM AAA (Alumni Achiever’s Award)” for the year 2010-11” were also presented to the alumni. The selection was based on their performance & achievement in the industry.
Mr. Shelar presented the memento to. Mr. Alex Mendes- ITM Navi Mumbai(1991-1993), Dr.T Dayakar Rao presented the memento to Mr.Prakash Mahapatra- ITM Warangal(, Dr G K.Sharma presented the memento to Mr, Saurabh Dafria – ITM Bangalore and Mr. Hemant Shah- ITM Bangalore, & Dr. B.S. Patil presented the memento to Ms. Pankaja  Acharya- ITM Bangalore and Mr. Prabhakar Lotulekar- ITM Bangalore.
Award ceremony was followed by a gala dinner. The evening came to an end at around 10:30 pm and ITM Bangalore family bid adieu a warm farewell to all the distinguished guest and alumni.

IB-Jaagran 2.0

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

The vision of bringing the best of the lot from the international business on a single platform was accomplished when International Business wing of Institute for Technology and Management started their annual event IB JAAGRAN 2.0 on 10th November, 2011. The three days annual event saw participants from all over the world and the corporate houses. Mr. Nitin Putcha, Vice President of the institute, Dr. Ganesh Raja, Director of the institute, Dr. C.S. Adhikari, Dean of the institute and Prof. B.V.R. Murty, Deputy Director, GLC Department of the college graced the function as the chief guest and enlightened the students about the changing world orders.

Be it the wondrous competitions that incite sparks of passion, or the thought provoking addresses that set you thinking, or, quite simply, a personal Eureka moment amidst the deluge of ideas all around - the Jagran has all the events ranging from online to offline.

 Day 1 saw entries from colleges like Symbiosis, corporate houses like IBM, where they show their intelligence in the I-quest, the international biz quiz show. Other events like Ad-Mad and Taste Buds qualifiers took place with plenty of participation.

Day 2 started with the much awaited Mock UN Summit where Mr. Manohar Pandit and Ms. Manisha judged the students on the basis of their knowledge about the global scenario. Computer Games like Counter Strike and NFS were also the part of this IB extravaganza and saw huge amount of participation. Mock IPL was also organized by the students and it was an instant hit among the students and they cherish and enjoyed every moment of it.

Day 3 started with the most sought after event "CEO Conference" where CEO's from variety of fields graced the function and enlightened the students about "Doing Business in Uncertain Future". Educates from various colleges attended the conference and got plenty of encouragement from the esteemed guests.

The Day ended with the finals of Taste Buds where IB students brought cuisines of various countries. Carrying on with the legacy passed on to it, IB 2011-13 with their cumulative efforts made the Jaagran 2.0 an amazing show with perfect blend of learning and fun and promised to make the Jaagran 3.0 an spectacular event with more zeal and enthusiasm

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"ITM Chairman Dr P V Ramana participates in India-USA Higher Education Summit Oct 13/14, 2011 in Washington DC, USA as a Member of the Indian Delegation"

Mr.Kapil Sibal, India’s Minister for Human Resource Development laid out a five point agenda for private sector involvement at a discussion, focusing on innovative models and delivery mechanisms for U.S.-India higher education cooperation, jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and USIBC on 14 October 2011 in Washington D.C.

The session also featured notable people like Mr. P Rajendran, Chairman, CII National Committee on Higher Education and Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, NIIT Ltd; Dr. P.V. Ramana, Chairman, ITM Group, Dr. Robert Brown, President, Boston University; Mr. Avinash Vashishtha, Chairman and Managing Director, Accenture; Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Mr.Ron Somers, President, US-India Business Council.

The discussion session was organized on the sidelines of the first ever U.S.-India Higher Education Summit which took place on October 13 in Washington D.C. and drew academics, private sector participants and government officials to discuss existing and future opportunities for collaboration.

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"International Accreditation Seminar"

"International Accreditation Seminar has been held at Delhi on 7th & 8th November 2011. The leading accreditation agencies like AACSB, BAC along with NBA from India have attended. Dr.M.P.Rao along with other delegates, discussing the value addition and purpose of the international accreditation."

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