Aug 28, 2015

Seminar in news:



Indians solving India’s problemDr. S. Sadagopan (Director IIIT-B, Ex Faculty: IIM-B, IIT-K, PhD-Purdue University, USA, Interest: SCM, OR, Decision Tech, ERP, E-Governance, Multimedia)

With that note and initial thought Dr. Sadagopan started delivering his ideas in a mesmerizing way. With a profile and educational background to be envy of the very cheerful professor shared with us the common thoughts of Indianizing IT related services for exploring unexplored opportunities in service sector. The session was titled as “What unites RedBus, Ola, Flipkart”  and using the catchy new generation thoughts professor Sadagopan has clearly expressed that how these companies have started using Information technology to explore some potential market in a very judicious way.

“The Cool companies” are really using IT as their backbone but delivering something that is not at all related to IT. He even proposed some of the very contemporary concepts like 3-D printing, Consumer robotics; UAVs etc which have the potential to turn the manufacturing business into IT dominated ones. Most of the innovations in start up funds that is happening today are not related to core IT but using IT as one of the backbone.

In his views this is the time when we, the new age generation of this country should start looking for opportunities which always existed but no one explored before. Taking the seminar forward he also gave us the insights on some of the “Cool” startups of present day operating in various parts of country using various business models. Few of which are jotted down below:
i.                Ola Cabs, Taxi For sure: Thanks to the technology backed up by GPS / GIS system with which you would be able to track your cab also at any time. The very well designed Interface gave them a sharp edge at some point of time over their foreign competitor Uber. Statistics says that, 90%+ times the rider gets a cab within 100m radius using the phone based app only. So, convenience has reached customers with the help of simple tapping on touch screen.
ii.                Protea: Bangalore based startup integrating the Doctors, Patients and nurses to have better and convenient services.
iii.              Oyo Rooms: Another very successful startup working as a mediator between the hotels and customers to provide first class deals.
iv.              House joy : “working to integrate the very unorganized sectors of plumber and other day to day services.
v.                Auto wale: Platform for providing 24X7 auto services and relevant training to them also.

Following this, Dr. Sadagopan requested us to explore opportunities in different sectors and has advised us to keep in mind that:
·         Cool thing to start -- Start ups.
·         Cool thing to work for: Start ups.
·         And last but not the least: Create products and services for India, by Indians which will solve India’s problems.

Aug 26, 2015

MBA-IIT Kanpur , Redefined according to the need of the time:



The MBA Program offered under The Department of Industrial & Management Engineering (IME), IIT Kanpur is kind of a unique in its own sense in various aspects and perspectives. Since inception, it  has gone through many changes and up gradation depending on changing needs of the society and industries but always keeping in mind  the ultimate vision of “Transforming today's professionals in technology into tomorrow's world class leaders”. With the tremendous help of faculties of top-notch qualifications & backgrounds, the emphasis of MBA at IIT Kanpur is to nurture the leaders who dare to unlearn and relearn in the dynamic world of business". Following are some of the new changes that took place this year (2015) only to keep the program more industry friendly and to keep track with the changing needs of time.
i.                    Batch Profile: Complete batch comprises of engineers with a very decent average work experience. Now, the next year onward IIT-Kanpur has decided to open the gate to non engineering background students (With Math/Stats/Eco as bachelors’ subjects) too. Considering this IIT-K is going to be the first IIT in this country to take such an effective decision.
ii.                  Ever Evolving Curriculum: After taking into consideration the feedback from industry and ex students, the curriculum of IIT-K MBA has again completely re structured, laying more focus on electives rather than compulsory courses. This year onward students will have only 7 must compulsory subjects. Rest all of them they can choose from the entire pool of electives offered. Students are now free enough to design their own curriculum keeping in mind their ultimate aim and target industry.
iii.                The half credit courses introduced from this year only side by side the full credit ones are undoubtedly the special USP of IIT-K MBA, giving the ultimate advantage to study and learn according to ones wishes. Students can now enhance the number of subjects taken by designing the entire course as per their flexible wish.
iv.                Real Life Project Opportunities: The cap stone project of final semester, containing 50% weightage of the entire semester gives the students a real life business scenario to analyze and come up with optimum solution. This live project taken mostly from industries is another important part which the students should compulsorily carry out thus giving them an industry based real life challenge.


v.                  The overall MBA Curriculum of IIT Kanpur has been designed keeping in mind the importance of field based project works more rather than solely concentrating on classroom studies. Because IIT-K believes that without making ones hands dirty with real life scenarios one can’t become that successful manager. IIT-Kanpur believes that, nurturing the budding managers in actual case based live scenario would give them more understating of the critical business concepts. First semester onward students need to go through live projects, collecting data, analyzing them and finally reaching the conclusion to take decision upon. 

Aug 22, 2015


Dear our valued ambassadors

The PR team of IIT Kanpur MBA is delighted to introduce to you the new batch of MBA 2015-17, the one with diversity, talent and distinction. 


As you have spent a few years close to this institute it's always a privilege to learn about your achievements, and success stories and to follow in your foot steps. And the new batch of IIT Kanpur MBA with a promise to carry forward your legacy is ready to flap their wings, to chase dreams fearlessly and to fuel the spark in them.


"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success- Henry Ford.
So get up, dress up, show up and Never ever give up..."


The umbrella of your support, mentoring and guidance is a paramount in their journey that begins here :)

"Na Puchho Ke Meri Manjil Kaha Hai
Abhi To Safar Ka Irada Kiya Hai
Na Haroonga Hosla Umar Bhar
Ye Mene Kisi se nahi khud se vadha kiya hai"


Cheers!!
PR Team IIT Kanpur MBA