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IME Day 2010 - IIT Kanpur

IME day celebration marked the completion of 35 years of establishment of the IME department in IIT Kanpur.

This day was made special by the presence of our prestigious faculty members like Prof. Sadagopan, Prof. Kripa Shanker, the alumni of IME department, the long term staff members and students accompanied by a lot of other folks. This event coincided with the informal inauguration of IME Building, a dedicated building with the state of art facilities for the IME department.

The mood became nostalgic as Prof. A.K. Mittal, who has been associated with IME department since its inception, shared his journey with the department since 1975 with 3-4 students to the current size of approximately 120 students pursuing diverse courses like M.B.A., M.Tech and Ph.D.

Prof. Mittal shared how the department was branched off from the Mechanical engineering department and prospered under the visionary leadership of Prof. Batra and Prof. Mittal himself. Initially, the department offered only M. Tech…

Prabandhan 2010 -Pragyaan Lecture Series, Day 2

Topic : Energy Conservation


Background of Speaker : Mr. Srinu Babu Matta, Divisional Manager (Engg. Services), Tata Motors.


The topic of Energy conservation is very crucial to the current and future aspirations of our nation. The speaker, who holds a key position in Tata Motors and has experience in multiple roles, introduced the audience to the various facets of energy conservation through a comprehensive presentation.


The speaker highlighted the current dire circumstances faced by the Indian consumers. Roughly 12% shortage of energy is always seen in the nation leading to frequent power cuts as well as constraining the ability to electrify the villages present in the interior parts of the country. As of date, there are more than 1 Lakh villages which are un-electrified. Quoting several official sources, the speaker elaborated that the chasm is only expected to widen due to growing population, expanding industry, large scale consumption. The need of the hour is to pursue energy conserva…

Prabandhan 2010 - Day 2 Highlights

Day 2 of Prabandhan had the same infectious dose of enthusiasm in all the students and participants of the events to be held on the final day of the Annual Management Conclave. The students and participants were all set to get their creative juices flowing as the final round of Saudagar : The Marketing Extravaganza got underway. The final 5 contestants were presented with a challenging marketing assignment which required them to make a marketing presentation for a varied product range. The product range sprung quite a few surprises on the contestants and left them gasping for breath as the clock ticked by.
The teams had to present their marketing strategy to the elite panel of judges comprising IIT Kanpur faculty. The audience were regaled with some entertaining and innovative marketing by the participants who then had to face some grilling by the judges. The competition was tough but the deserving winners were Dextrous Dou from SIMSR and runners-up were IITK’s very own PSR team.

Befor…

Prabandhan 2010 -Pragyaan Lecture Series, Day 1

Pragyaan : The Lecture Series

Day 1 of Prabandhan 2010, Annual Management Conclave of IIT Kanpur

Topic of Lecture : PPP in Waste Management : Opportunities, Barriers and Way ahead


Speaker : Mr. S N Mukhpadhyay, COO IL & FS.


The Day 1 of Pragyaan, the Lecture Series in Prabandhan 2010 kicked off with a discourse on the globally emerging field of Waste Management.


Mr. Mukherjee began the discourse by pointing out the two aspects by which we look at management. We have one view which focuses on revenue, income generation and consumption led growth. However, the second view of management is the focus on the impact of this consumption driven growth process on the environment. The world as we see it is driven by the former view leading to sustainability issues faced in the present as well as in the future.

Mr. Mukherjee focussed the attention of the budding managers in the audience to the emerging field of Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM). He explained that this field is an important a…

Prabandhan 2010 - Day 1 Highlights

Prabandhan, the Annual Management Conclave of Deparment of Industrial and Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur got off to an enthusiastic start on 11th September, 2010.

Students from various departments of IIT Kanpur were joined by participants coming from numerous prestigious B- schools. The event was flagged off by dignitaries including present and former luminaries of IME department along with the chief guest of the occasion, Mr.Jayant Krishna, principal consultant, TCS. The event was off to an auspicious start with the lighting of the diya to the strains of Saraswati Vandana by the dignitaries.

In his opening address to the gathering, Dr. S.C Mishra spoke about the history of the IME Department of IIT Kanpur and outlined the guiding principles which were carried forward by each new batch of MBA students. He expressed the institute’s belief that Prabandhan’10, much like its predecessor last year, would be a resounding success and would focus on some of the core issues which the society…

Seminar on "From Free zones to Clusters : The Policy Initiative in the Dubai Model"

Speaker : Dr. Sumit Mitra

Background on Speaker :
Dr. Sumit Mitra holds a PhD in Business Policy from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has a number of years of teaching experience in premier management institutes in India handling MBA level teaching and administrative responsibility.Currently, he is a part of the University of Wollongong, Dubai.

Background on Topic :
A business cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field. Clusters are considered to increase the productivity with which companies can compete, nationally and globally. In urban study, the term agglomeration is used.
"Free zones" are designated areas which are provided by countries for economic activity. The companies present in a free zone is generally given tax sops or complete tax waiver to encourage participation, build economic activities and many other reasons.

The seminar held was based on the Research paper &qu…

FINATICS 2010, Annual Finance Conclave – 10th-11th April

Department of Industrial & Management Engineering, IIT Kanpur
FINATICS 2010 - Annual Finance Conclave(10th-11th April)

Finatics is the annual financial conclave of the Industrial & Management Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Into its third year, this conclave aims at bringing about industry experts, eminent professors and students together to discuss Finance – the science of managing funds. The event was held over a period of 2 days, and comprised of guest lectures, simulation workshops, and a host of competitions.

Finatics 2010 was organized on the 10th and 11th of April’10. Based on the theme,

“Dealing with change – in the aftermath of the global financial turmoil”

We tried to look at organizations which survived the financial crisis, and the processes that were followed to retain profitability and competence.
The event kicked off on 10th morning with an opening speech by Dr B V Phani. The faculty coordinator for the event, Dr Phani welcomed the sp…