Monday, 25 February 2013

XLRI announces 3 yrs part time PGDM- BM programme

XLRI announces admission to three-year part-time, Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM-BM) Program for Working Executives & Business Owners for 2013-16


  • Last date of receipt of application with payments is 28 February, 2013

·         Candidates with minimum two years of work experience after graduation can apply for this programme.

·         The fee structure for this programme is Rs.8.5 lakhs to be paid in installments as decided by the institute.

  • The AICTE approved programme ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Management for Working Executives & Business Owners’ is a three year, part-time, evening program in Business Management designed and developed for working professionals and business owners, aims to impart highest quality management education while continuing with their current work.

  • Course commences from May 2013 at the XLRI Campus, involves 900+ hours of classroom interactions spread over 3 academic years.

21st February, 2013:  XLRI, one of the premier B-Schools in India announces admission to the ‘Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM-BM) Program for Working Executives & Business Owners’ for the batch 2013 to 2016. The three year, part-time, evening programme, approved by AICTE, imparts the rigor of a full-time programme through 900 plus hours of class room interaction, but spread over 3 academic years to accommodate the time-constraints of a working executive or a business owner. It allows the working professionals, who are willing to stretch out a bit, to acquire the highest quality management education while continuing with their current work.

The Last date of receipt of application with payments is 28th February, 2013 and the interviews will take place from 3rd to 14thApril, 2013.

Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director of XLRI commented on the announcement “The programme has been designed to facilitate two-way learning. The students can get many opportunities to apply the conceptual insights gained in the classroom to their respective workplace on a day-to-day basis while participating in the programme. The programme also attempts to balance the work-life pressures and classroom-learning rigour for students by scheduling the class timings during late evenings and weekends, thereby providing breaks in-between terms, and reducing academic work-load during financial year endings”.

The fees of the programme amounts to Rs. 8.5 lakhs, is payable in installments as decided by the institute. The classes are scheduled to commence from May, 2013.

“Doing an evening programme of PGDBM at XLRI is the best thing that I have done in my academic career.  It did not only widen my perspective but also gave in-depth academic knowledge of the business world.  Professionals in Jamshedpur are indeed fortunate for getting an opportunity of doing such a programme in a world class Institution like XLRI without taking any break from work. I have personally benefited immensely in advancement of my career by using the knowledge gained during this programme”, said, Mr. Pradeep Srivastava, MD, The Indian Steel & Wire Products Limited (A Subsidiary of Tata Steel Ltd) and an alumnus of the programme.

Candidates who have completed three years of Bachelors degree or equivalent in any discipline, recognized by a University or a Deemed University and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience in organizations , in supervisory/executive role in organizations or a business owner as on 30th April 2013  are eligible to apply for this programme. Applicants are not required to take XAT or any common entrance examination for this programme; however, if the applicants have appeared in any of the well established, credible management entrance examination in the last two years, they are encouraged to send their scores along with the application. Candidates called for the personal interview may be asked to take a brief general aptitude test along with the interview.

Toyota University Cricket Championship launched by Shah Rukh Khan

Inaugural match of the Toyota University Cricket Championship Toyota UCC, Jamia Milia Islamia, Northern Stars, Western Wolves

Kent RO Northern Stars Jamia Milia Islamia were declared winners
·         Guests of Honour Shah Rukh Khan and Rahul Dravid support the initiative
·         Actor Rahul Bose, Isa Guha, former England cricketer and former Indian      
          player Atul Wassan were present to support the initiative
·         Shankar and Ehsaan perform during the evening
·         Jamia won by 5 wickets

Mumbai 23rd Feb 2013

A grand opening ceremony officially marked the start of the Toyota University Cricket Championship (TUCC), setting the stage for 16 days of a high-voltage cricketing contest. Guests of Honour, Shah Rukh Khan and Rahul Dravid assured their full support towards encouragement of sports in India. Drama, dance performances, drummers and fireworks lit up the sky as the 8 captains were introduced to the country by Shah Rukh Khan and Rahul Dravid.

Also enthralling the crowd with performances during the evening were, Shankar and Ehsaan who also belted out the catchy finger snapping TUCC theme song Ab Hamari Baari Hai’ composed by the trio and penned by famous lyricist Prasoon Joshi, which was launched earlier this month by renowned international cricketer Wasim Akram
LtoR - Dr. Prannoy Roy, Founder and Executive Co-Chairperson of NDTV , Super Star Shahrukh Khan & Mr. Sandeep Singh, DMD and COO, TKM

Joining the enthusiastic crowd at the inauguration were Guests of Honour Shah Rukh Khan and Rahul DravidDr. Gurdeep Singh, Under Secretary (Sports), Association of Indian UniversitiesMr. Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar MotorMr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director & CEO, Toyota Kirloskar MotorMr. Sandeep Singh, Dy. Managing Director & COO, Toyota Kirloskar Motor; from NDTV Dr Prannoy RoyExecutive Co-Chairperson, Mr KVL Narayan Rao, Executive Vice Chairperson and Mr Vikram Chandra, CEO & Executive Director; actor Rahul Bose; former India player Atul Wassan; former England Cricketer, Isa Guha among others.
Promising to be the next best thing, the grand opening ceremony was followed by the Inaugural Match of the Championship which saw Kent RO Northern Stars from Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia take on Mumbai University's Western Wolves in an interesting and engaging combat. Kent RO Northern Stars won the toss and decided to field. Finally Jamali of Delhi's Jamia Millia clinched the win beating Mumbai University by 5 wickets in a nail biting down to the last ball finish.  The mood was upbeat and the spirit infectious as Mumbaikars turned out to support and back their team. The exciting match saw some superb batting with sixes and boundaries, great catches and bowling from both teams.

Praveen Singh Yadav of the winning team, Jamia was declared the Man of The Match.

Speaking on the occasion Guest of Honour Shah Rukh said, "I am very happy to be associated with University Cricket Championship. Initiatives like UCC promise a brighter future for the young and aspiring sportsmen of our country. I hope that more initiatives like this are taken to broaden the scope of sports in India. I wish lots of luck to the eight teams participating in UCC.”

Leading organisations, along with the Association of Indian Universities and the Ministry of Human Resource Development have joined hands to support this effort to promote University cricket talent

Toyota Kirloskar Motor has always believed in promoting sports among the youth and supporting this Championship was yet another step towards this endeavour. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “At the outset, I would like to congratulate all the eight teams who have made it this far in this journey. Toyota is very glad to be associated with University Cricket as we have always believed in promoting sports among the youth. TUCC is a very good initiative to promote cricket at the university level and we are glad to contribute to this revolutionary concept of promoting young talent. We look forward to a very exciting series and wish all the participants the very best.”

Also speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sandeep Singh, DMD and COO, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We are very happy to be a part of TUCC as it encourages and promotes young cricketing talent in India. It is our endeavor to connect with the youth of today and what better way than the most popular form of sports in India to connect with the youth. On behalf of Toyota I wish all the players the best of luck and let’s enjoy an exciting and thrilling season of cricket.”

MRF, through its Pace Academy, has a rich history of promoting talent at all levels in cricket and they are backing TUCC to unearth fresh talent. Mr Koshy Varghese, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales, MRF said on their association with TUCC, “For many years now MRF has been nurturing talent at our PACE academy and probably we are one of the first corporates to invest in promoting new talent in a big way when it comes to the cricketing world. Many great cricketers like Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir etc. have been associated with our initiatives. Also world cup winning bowlers like Sreesanth, Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel etc. have been involved with our PACE academy which is currently being headed by Glen McGrath, the Australian legend. Therefore, we find this initiative a natural fit with our company’s passion towards promoting world-class talent.
Coca-Cola, known for its association with grass root sports as a long standing partner of Olympics globally and U16 cricket and football in India is the Associate Sponsor and also beverage partner of the Championship. Deepak Jolly, VP Public Affairs and Communication Coca-Cola India and South West Asia added, “Coca-Cola believes in supporting active sports as part of sustaining a healthy active lifestyle. That is why we support and promote active sports at U16 level and are happy to be part of this effort to re-invigorate University cricket. Congratulations to the winning team today and on behalf of Coca-Cola, wish all the teams playing a great championship.”
Eleven matches will be played in the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore; Jamia Millia Islamia Sports Complex, Delhi; Capt Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior and the Brabourne Stadium, CCI, Mumbai between 24 February and 6 March from 7:30pm leading to the Semi Finals in Gwalior on 7 March and Mumbai on 8 March at 7:30pm. The Final Match and Trophy presentation will be on Sunday 10 March at the Brabourne Stadium, CCI in Mumbai.

Date / Time
Feb 23, 2013 20:00 (IST)
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Western Wolves vs Northern Stars
Feb 24, 2013 19:30 (IST)
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Southern Champs vs Eastern Eagles
Feb 25, 2013 19:30 (IST)
Jamia Millia Islamia University Complex, New Delhi
Eastern Tigers vs Southern Sharks
Feb 26, 2013 19:30 (IST)
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Southern Champs vs Western Wizards
Feb 27, 2013 19:30 (IST)
Jamia Millia Islamia University Complex, New Delhi
Northern Stars vs Southern Sharks
Feb 28, 2013 19:30 (IST)
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Southern Champs vs Northern Stallions
Mar 01, 2013 19:30 (IST)
Jamia Millia Islamia University Complex, New Delhi
Northern Stars vs Eastern Tigers
Mar 02, 2013 19:30 (IST)
Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
Western Wizards vs Eastern Eagles
Mar 03, 2013 19:30 (IST)
Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
Northern Stallions vs Eastern Eagles
Mar 04, 2013 19:30 (IST)
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Western Wolves vs Southern Sharks
Mar 05, 2013 19:30 (IST)
Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
Western Wizards vs Northern Stallions
Mar 06, 2013 19:30 (IST)
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Western Wolves vs Eastern Tigers
Mar 07, 2013 19:30 (IST)
1st Semi Final
Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
T.B.C. vs T.B.C.
Mar 08, 2013
19:30 (IST)
2nd Semi Final
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
T.B.C. vs T.B.C.
Mar 10, 2013
19:30 (IST)
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
T.B.C. vs T.B.C.

Catch the excitement of all TUCC matches live and exclusive on Star Cricket and Star Cricket HD.

Malangard Yatra in Chopper this year

MLA Rajan Vichare and MLA Eknath Shinde entering the chopper

First time ever the devotees of Malangard 
enjoyed the ride of helicopter

Mumbai, February 24, 2013: 

On the day of ‘Malangard Yatra’, Mr K. Ravi, Director India Media Link & Events Management organized a comfort travel to the devotees coming from distances to the yatra once in a year.

Over 1500 feet above sea level Malangard, a pilgrimage place observes lakhs of devotees visiting on the day of Yatra. “Many of the devotees are unable to climb the steep stairs due to health and age reasons. 

Our idea to come with the helicopter service in bare minimum cost is to offer our services especially for the needy. The entire excise is an intension to offer our bit for the people coming to visit Malangard with great hopes and prayers”, said K Ravi, Director India Media Link & Events Management.

The event was supported and inaugurated in the presence of MLA Eknath Shinde, MLA Pratabh Sarnaik, MLA Rajan Vichare, Kalyan Shiv Sena President Gopal Landge, Thane Municipal Mayor H S Patil, Ganpat Gaikwad, Yuvraj Ramraje and K Ravi.  

Atosa Presents 11:11 and Pero Spring Summer 2013 Collection

11:11, Pero by Aneeth Arora and Elton Fernandez

Atosa, the eclectic multidesigner store at 20th Road, Khar (Mumbai) in a coup of sorts, presents the Spring Summer Collections of 11:11, Pero by textile & garment designer Aneeth Arora and a debut collection by Elton Fernandes, the well-known Makeup Artist.
This Preview in Mumbai is a First for all three designers.

A Special Preview was hosted by Azmina Rahimtoola and Aparna Badlani of Atosa to celebrate the launch, over champagne & hors d'oeuvres on Friday 22nd February, 2013.

11:11 collection by Shani Himanshu and Smita Singh Rathore showcased an overarching theme vv-hich resonates throughout the line
is the fusion between the 11.11 visual vocabulary and traditional craft methods, specifically from Kutchchh, Gujarat (India).
Pero by Aneeth Arora presented the romantic woman.

A woman who is a modern day traveller who embraces the contemporary yet keeps her history intact and lives her memory in the present. Asmart gypsy who nonchalantly mixes haute couture with the ones she bought at the flea market, or what she inherited from her grandma Be it a vintage denim jacket or an old piece of lacy lingerie, she puts things together in a way that transforms even the most compelling clothes into something wild yet casual.

Aneeth Arora believes in the organic evolution of design through experimenting with traditional techniques and locally available skills.

Elton Fernandez is one of contemporary India's finest hair & makeup artists who launched his very first collection at Atosa Entirely self- taught, his work is associated with minimalist, elegant beauty. Now, with his first spring/summer collection, he begins his debut in the world of design. He aims to celebrate the simple and arresting nature of a woman's sensuality. With its feminine patterns, the collection embodies class and understated elegance. The embroidery that makes 'Elton Fernandez' the label truly recognizable is unique in design & captivating in aesthetic. The collection's sex appeal rests in its ability to take a backseat and permit the wearer's personality to speak for itself.

"what fascinates is the inspiration from the clothing and dressing styles of the local people, which makes them so effortlessly stylish and trendy, therefore making them real trend-setters of our time, this season", adds Azmina Rahimtoola

Atosa in a short span of time has become synonymous with cutting edge design with a focus on texture and silhouette, and houses some of the leading names in Indian design along with new, upcoming talent one stylish roof. "This season we are proud to present for the first time two designers Aneeth Arora and 11:11, both known for their work with traditional, vintage crafts to create contemporary silhouettes, while the third designer Elton Fernandez makes his debut in the world of fashion with Atosa, after capturing the imagination of discerning divas with his make-up", says Aparna Badlani, Co-Founder, Atosa.

Atosa, Aman Villa,6B Anand Vihar CHS, 2oth Road, Khar West, Mumbai 52.
Tel no: 022 26420888 /   022 8879080331

Santosh Nair launches Time Multiplier

 What is self imposed time?When and how do you impose time on others?
What is a time trap?
What are the tools, strategies, formulae, laws & techniques of smart Time Management?

MUMBAI: 22 February, 2013 : 

To a packed audience of almost 3000 budding entrepreneurs at Shanmukhananda Hall in Mumbai,Mr. Santosh Nair, Chief Mentor & Chairman Smmart Training &Consultancy Pvt Ltd. today launched TIME MULTIPLIER, the latest in the Multiplier series for life and efficiency maximization for entrepreneurs. Time Multiplier is not just about managing time efficiently, it is more about how to multiply your tasks accomplishment within a stipulated time frame.
Said Mr. Nair, "Everyone feels that they are pressured and have no time to do anything in life. People are unhappy that there is too much happening in their life and they are unable to focus on what they want & feel victimized by the overwhelming feeling that "I have lost control over my TIME & therefore my LIFE." "Nature has invented time so that everything doesn't come together. It has consciously aligned all event, activities, thoughts, words & deeds in their life in a manner that they happen seamlessly, continuously, without interruptions", he argued.
Time multipliers are extraordinary individuals, teams, organizations, nations, who have developed an innate ability to align with time in the best possible manner. "Time Multiplication is a committed way of life to manage time that leads an ordinary individual, team, organization, nation to levels of extraordinariness," he explained.

India's Preeminent Confidence, Motivational Guru & Entrepreneur Coach and Author of "11 Commandments of Life Maximization" have inspired over Two Million people till date through his motivational talks. He has devised a series of topics called 'The Multiplier Series' that covers several topics like Productivity Multiplier, Sales Multiplier, Success Multiplier, Change Multiplier, Confidence Multiplier, Distinct Forte Multiplier, Future Multiplier, Leadership Multiplier, Opportunity Multiplier, Organization Health Multiplier & Trust Multiplier.