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On supply chain issues - Mr. Harsh Manglik, MD, Accenture

A guest lecture was conducted by the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering on Supply chain issues in specific and Accenture in general. The dignitaries present to deliver the talk were
• Mr. Harsh Manglik, MD
• Mr. Sanjay Dawar, Managing partner-Supply chain
• Mr. Prithvi Shergill, Senior Executive-HR
The discussion highlighted the business processes at Accenture in general and how its end to end solution implementation helps it live up to its tag line- “High Performance. Delivered.” While Mr. Harsh Manglik stressed on the client relationship management and how Accenture ensures that the solutions are implemented successfully at the client’s end, Mr. Prithvi Shergill talked about the career opportunities and measures that Accenture has taken to reduce employee attrition and increase employee motivation in the current slowdown. Mr. Sanjay Dawar talked about the supply chain issues prevalent in India and how they are different from the issues in the rest of the world. He spec…

A talk on “Right to Information Act: Path to Swaraj”

Swaraj, or self-rule, a concept propagated by Mahatma Gandhi, is integral to our idea of a democracy. The freedom struggle was, in effect, meant to realize the same. But did Independence actually bring about a sense of self-governance?
What kind of democracy are we living in? Does the concept of individual sovereignty still hold any value for us?
In the talk on the “Right To Information Act: Path to Swaraj”, a lot of such burning questions were raised, and some of them were answered.
IIT Kanpur organized the talk by the Information Commissioner - CIC, Mr Shailesh Gandhi on the 7th of September 2009.
Mr Gandhi presented an eye-opening view of the current state of democracy in India: talking about the differences in a participatory and an elective democracy, and created awareness about the RTI act amongst the audience.
The RTI act empowers the Indian citizen to monitor the Government individually in large numbers. Some of the salient features of the act are:
1) It makes a public servant accou…

Ideaz - The Business Idea Challenge

Ideaz - 09 is a pan IIT Business idea challenge in serach of the most
innovative IITian. Students at IIT are expected to start their
entrepreneural journey from the college itself and in pursuit of this
excellence they are trained for this.

Yesterday, E-cell of IIT Kanpur organized a workshop for mentoring of the
students who want to transform their dreams into reality. The objective of
the workshop was to guide students towards idea generation and improve it
with proper guidance and mentorship. Workshop was taken by Ankur Agarwal,
a consultant at Boston Consulting Group.

Ankur, an IIT Delhi alumnus, is intersted in Business startegy, Technology
and social entrepreneurship. His area of expertise involves broad
spectrums of management consulting.

Ankur discussed the process of generating a feasible and economically
viable idea. Ideas may not sound realistic at first go but, if groomed
properly these can turn out to be successful business ventures. Looking out
for a problem is the first step towards i…

Experience at IIT Kanpur

The past few months have been eventful – oh yes they have and how! The techie in me was finally willing to die owing to my growing interests in the ever-challenging arena of business management. Change was round the corner – I had decided to pursue an MBA.Destiny, for a change, did its bit, and I found myself with an offer letter from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.The IITs have always fascinated me – the brand spells quality and success. I had my thinking to do though. After four years of quality experience in a challenging industry, was I settling for something below par? After all, weren’t the IITs schools for technology? [The first thing that comes to your mind when one says IIT Kanpur is aeronautics]. It isn’t surprising how misleading perceptions can be.As I debated with myself, I laid down the facts before me. The IIT Kanpur boasts of an unimaginable infrastructure, quality faculty, a well designed MBA course, established (over-established really) industry interface …

2nd Capacity Building Programme for Officers of Electricity Regulatory Commissions 3–8 August, 2009

The Industrial and management engineering department organized 2nd Capacity Building Programme for Officers of Electricity Regulatory Commissions on the 3–8 August, 2009. This event would feature a number of talks by eminent personalities on a variety of topics dealing with electricity regulations.

For further details on the conference visit :
http://www.iitk.ac.in/ime/anoops/for09/

Finatics '09

Hall Day !!

Satyendra K Dubey Memorial Award 2008-2009

The Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) taking a note of the tragic death of Shri Satyendra K Dubey, an alumnus of IITK who died fighting against corruption, had instituted the Satyendra K Dubey Memorial (SKDM) Award for honoring outstanding alumni of the IIT system i.e. all existing Indian Institutes of Technology, who have shown professional integrity and have been upholding human values
The presentation ceremony of the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Satyendra K. Dubey Memorial Award was held on the occasion of the Alumni Day (Annual Alumni Convention) of the Alumni Association of IITK i.e on the forenoon of Saturday, February 28, 2009. 


The dignitaries present at the occasion were :


1. Dr. D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of IndiaDr. 
2. Udai P Sing, Vice President, CH2M HILL, CA USA and President-Elect, Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
3. Mr. Manoj Pratap Singh, Global Managing Partner, Operati…

Global Financial Management

Dept of HSS, IIT Kanpur conducted a short term course on Global Financial Management from 4th to 13th February 2009. The course was taken by Prof. Dr. Michaela M. Kiermeier, Professor Financial Management, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Dr. Michaela, an expert in portfolio management, have visited many universities around the world and conducted short term courses in Finance.

First and second year MBA students who wanted to specialize in finance were also invited to attend the course. The main objective of the course was to make the students understand and adapt to changing and challenging global environment. The course also enabled the students to acquire and apply knowledge and tools in various financial areas to solve business problems in global context. The course helped students to get introduced to global financial management. It also assisted the future managers to get acquainted with concepts, activities and management techniques related to the planning and …

THE IML BIDDING

The Glitz , The Glamour and The Zing

Pave way for IML - IIT MBA League! An initiative to encourage the sporting culture among the students.
To- be - managers sweating it out on the field?? doesn't sound exactly B-schoolish? IML is not just sports.... infact sports is just an iota of what IML actually is. Its about money, strategy, betting, music and the hoopla. From team owners to bidders to speculators to star players - all are in the race for the big prize.. its cut throat competition and only the fittest shall survive !
Kick starting the very first season of IML... watch out this space for more!

Sports meet at IIT Roorkee

Work hard.. play harder !!

Satyam or ASatyam

E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (2007), Asia Business Leader Award (2002), Dataquest IT Man of the Year Award (2000) are a few of the awards this man received.

His journey began from a small town called Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh. Byrraju Ramalinga Raju born in an agricultural family and a management graduate from Ohio University, tried out a lot of ventures like construction and textile. He finally found Satyam in 1987, which grew leaps and bounds; it bagged its first fortune 500 customer John Deere & Co. in as early as 1991. By year 1999 it had presence in 30 countries across the globe and next year the employee head count crossed 10,000. It crossed the revenue mark of US$ 1 billion in 2006. By the end of 2008 it had about 53,000 employees, 690 clients of which 185 fortune 500 clients, spanning in 20 industries and 65 countries, development centers in 12 countries and revenue in excess of US$ 2 billion. Or is it?

On 7th of January 2009 came a confession from him that shook the …