Archive | September, 2011

Top 10 engineering colleges in Bhubaneswar, Orissa 2011

30 Sep

1) University College of Engineering  – RANK 1
Burla, Orissa. Ph:                         +91- 663-2430211

UCE under Biju Patnaik University of technology is the top rated college in Orissa providing undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in engineering. Teaching mode and handling practicals are of high standards in the college.
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2) Institute of Technical Education & Research – RANK 2
SOA University, Bhubaneswar. Ph:                         +91-674- 2350181
ITER is the part if Siksha O’ Anusandhan University approved by UGC. The institute is dedicated to provide high quality education and is also known for their management system.
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3) College of Engineering & Technology (CET) – RANK 3
Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Ph:                         +91-674-2384110

CET possesses well equipped laboratory facilities and campus for students to deliver maximum outcome. Training sessions within the course curriculum is the most notable advantage for the aspirants.
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4) Silicon Institute of Technology – RANK 4
Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Ph:                         + 91-674-2725448

This private institute is counted as top among private institutes in Orissa and one among the top list. They are destined to flourish this as centre for excellence in the field of engineering and technology.
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5) CV Raman College of Engineering – RANK 5
Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Ph:                         +91-674-2460693

The college offers undergraduate programmes in various branches of engineering and technology. The placement cell is highly effective in creating opportunities for students.
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6) National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) – RANK 6
Berhampur, Orissa. Ph:                         +91-680-2492421

This private institute provides best conditions for the growth of engineers and technologists. The industrial training and consultancy services help students to improve their future standards.
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7) Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology – RANK 7
Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Ph:                         + 91-674-2725113

Top quality infrastructure and lab facilities in KIIT made it one among the top colleges offering engineering and technology courses. Eminent professors and lecturers deliver informative sessions and ideas for healthy discussions among students.
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8 ) Aryan Institute of Engineering and Technology – RANK 8
BARAKUDA, PANCHAGAON, KHURDA, Orissa.      Phone:                        +91- 09776209535

The institute is affiliated to Biju Patnaik university of technology and B.Tech and lateral entry B.Tech courses. They are also conducting supplimentary coaching classes for better carrier options of students.
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9) Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT) – RANK 9
Sarang, Orissa. Ph:                         + 91-6760-240371

Eminent instructors and high tech lab facilities in IGIT made it as one of the prime choice among aspirants in engineering and technology field. They offers bachelor and degree courses in the subject.
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10) Orissa Engineering College (OEC) – RANK 10

Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Ph:                         +91-674-2541340

The college, affiliated to B.P. University, stands for quality education to nurture talents for the society. They hope to create professionals with responsibility and dedication.
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A4e India particpates in the 4th edition of the FICCI Global Skills Summit 2011

30 Sep

New Delhi, Delhi, September 27, 2011 / — A4e India Pvt Ltd., a subsidiary of A4e Ltd, U.K participated in the just concluded Global Skills Summit organized by theFederation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India.

A4e India has been working closely with the Government of India for delivering globally benchmarked skills for the bottom of pyramid clients on a pan-India basis. A4e India aims to create a Credible, collaborative, competency based and transparent skills training system with the government, private and third sector organisation partnerships.

The 4th edition of the FICCI Global Skills Summit, held on the 15th and 16th of September 2011 at the FICCI Federation House, New Delhi served as a central platform for international dialogue on the modernization of vocational education and training (VET) in India. The theme of this year’s conference was, ‘Vocational Education & Training: Developing Strategic and Implementation Framework’. The conference brought together more than 300 delegates including prominent functionaries from the state and central government departments, chief executives and business heads, training providers and institutions, industry associations, civil society organizations, etc. to focus on discussions around the skills initiatives taken and planned by the key stakeholders of the country and debate ambitions, challenges and solutions to reach out to 500 million people by 2022.

Rt. Hon. David Blunkett, Member of Parliament, UK and A4e advisor honored the event with a special address concerning the importance of skills and knowledge of human resources to address the challenges and opportunities of growth in a highly competitive and globalized world. Addressing the inaugural session, Mr. Blunkett said “India has acknowledged its need to convert its young population into a skilled, trained workforce to continue its phenomenal economic growth. The UK has a strong competitive advantage in the education and skills sector, and is capable of world class skills provision. I am here with one of the largest business delegations of UK education and skills providers to form partnerships with Indian businesses and institutions from which mutual learning and practical action can emerge.”

Mr. Roy Newey, Group Board Director, A4e Ltd. and Co-Chair of the UK India Skills Forum presented information on the UK experience of vocational education and training in schools and the importance of improving processes in response to the need for a properly trained 21st century workforce. Presenting at the panel discussion on ‘Overseas Collaborations: Key initiatives’, Mr. Newey emphasized, “The cost of not providing vocational skills to our young people is unthinkable. It is all about vocational skills and competency, leading to smiles and sustainable employment. Then people feel valued, then they can be financially independent, then you have a legacy.”

In addition, the conference also witnessed distinguished guests and eminent speakers who shared their experiences and insightful thoughts on key issues concerning vocational education and training in India. Mr. R.C.M. Reddy, Chairman, FICCI Skills Development Forum and Managing Director, IL&FS Education, stated that there is a dire need for convergence between various government and the private organizations to make the skill development agenda a success.

Mr Abhaya Agarwal, Executive Director & Leader PPP, Ernst & Young, India, gave the theme presentation on “Skills development: Developing Strategic and Implementation Framework”. He focused on different aspects related to global skill mismatch, existing framework in India, the global scenario with case studies from key countries and strategies for enhancing skill delivery in India.

Mr. Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skills Development Corporation, shared his experiences on how the industry is coming forward to enhance awareness on skill development. Giving the examples of TATA Steel and DMRC, he highlighted the impact and reach that an organization can have towards contributing to skill development.

Mr. R.V. Kanoria, Senior Vice President FICCI and Managing Director, Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Limited underlined the need for a policy framework that includes an awareness campaign and an incentivized scheme for facilitating development of institutions for imparting vocational education.

To showcase the achievements & international experiences from across the country & globe, an exhibition of skills services was parallely organized to supplement the discussions. Organizations including IL & FS, City & Guilds, Future Learning, Bharti Centum, IndiaCan, UKIERI, TUV, etc. showcased their products and services to the delegates and visitors. A4e India displayed its ‘Vox Centre’ as its exhibition theme and conducted an interesting skills challenge which gave stall visitors an opportunity to learn more about the Vox centre and also win exciting gifts.

Overall, the conference was a huge success and many important topics were presented and shared in front of a large audience. The conference witnessed two days of power packed discussions and nine knowledge sessions covering issues and topics including development of a strategic and implementation framework for vocational education & training, overseas collaborations, national vocational qualification framework, structuring sector skill councils, etc.

The caliber of presenters at the conference was remarkable. The audience was greatly invested in the question and answer sessions held after every panel, and many important inquires into the speaker’s research were discussed.

Notes to Editor

A4e Ltd. is a global organisation that manages and delivers public services in partnership with the Government, public and private sector organisations and the not for profit sector. With presence in 11 countries, the overall goal is to improve people’s lives through social change. A4e provides specialised services to its stakeholders for long term and sustainable impact on their lives.

B School Rankings 2011: MBAUniverse launches B school Survey 2011; chaired by Dr B Dholakia

30 Sep

The annual B-school Survey is back! The 2011 edition of this benchmark survey combines domain expertise, rigorous research, and customized Web-based user interface on

Unlike other surveys, Survey 2011 findings will be based on data of latest batch i.e. 2011-13 from Top 100 B-schools. This will offer an updated picture of developments at India’s leading B-schools.

Noted management academician Padma Shri Dr Bakul Dholakia, former Director, IIM Ahmedabad is the chairman of the Survey advisory body. The other eminent members of the Advisory Body are Mr K. Ramkumar, Executive Director, ICICI Bank and Dr RK Shukla, Director, NCAER-Centre for Macro Consumer Research.

Speaking on the launch of the B School Survey 2011, Mr. Amit Agnihotri, Chairman, said, “We are indeed delighted to have highly eminent mentors like Dr. Dholakia, Mr. Ramkumar, Dr. Shukla to guide our efforts in producing India’s most credible B-school Survey. This survey will take forward the’s credo of being the true catalyst in India’s management education sector.”

High-powered Advisory Body
The Survey 2011 Advisory body consists of India’s most eminent educationists, HR leaders and Research gurus. The chairman and members of the advisory body are:

Padma Shri Dr Bakul Dholakia, former Director, IIM Ahmedabad – Representing Indian management education domain, Dr Dholakia is the Chairman of the B-school Survey 2011 Advisory Body. Dr Dholakia was Director of IIM Ahmedabad from 2002 to 2007. He has 39 years of professional experience including 33 years at IIM Ahmedabad. In 2007, Dr. Dholakia was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in recognition of his distinguished services in the field of education. Dr. Dholakia is currently the Advisor to Adani Group.

Mr K. Ramkumar, Executive Director, ICICI Bank – Mr. Ramkumar will provide the much needed industry perspective for the B-school survey. Mr Ramkumar is recognized as one of India’s foremost thought-leaders in the HR and management domain. At ICICI Bank Mr. Ramkumar has been responsible for Human Resource function, initially for the Bank and then for all the companies in the ICICI Group. He has worked extensively in the areas of recruitment, competency design, succession management, learning and development and Leadership Development. He has joined the Board of Directors with effect from February 1, 2009.

Dr RK Shukla, Director, NCAER-Centre for Macro Consumer Research – Dr. Shukla is one of the leading economist and statistician in India. He will bring in the research rigor to the survey, by overseeing research methodology and its implementation. Dr. Shukla is one of India’s leading authorities on Research for Public Policy and Consumer behaviour. He has authored seven books, more than 25 research reports, a number of research papers and popular articles. Some of his distinctive publications includes – ‘First India Science Report’ (released by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh), ‘How India Earns, Spends and Saves’ (released by Sri Montek Singh Ahluwalia). He is a regular speaker at London School of Economics (LSE).


Lack of well trained teachers in the state: Imkonglemba

30 Sep

Imkonglemba Ao IAS, commissioner and secretary, SE and SCERT, Government of Nagaland, Kohima advocated for trained teachers in the state for effective implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009.

Speaking as the chief guest at the seminar on Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 (a discussion with NGOs) on Thursday organized by SCERT Nagaland at DUDA Guest house Kohima, Imkonglemba disclosed that around 60% govt. schools and 80% private schools teachers in Nagaland are untrained.

However, he revealed that the policy of the Government of India was to provide free and compulsory education from the age 6- 14 in spite of the differences and difficulties in implementing the Act.

He said RTE was a constitutional provision and hoped board exams would be done away with at the elementary level by next year in the state.

He also announced that RTE would be implemented in all the states of India depending on the ground rules of that particular state.

Kevi Liegise, joint director, RTE and training, SCERT in his keynote address said Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009 for free and compulsory education was indeed a bold move aimed at the realization of educational justice to all.
“Justice and transparency are two keywords under this Act and it was a noble initiative that deserves the support of all concerned”, he added.

Kevi also stressed that under RTE there is no-detention, no expulsion, no board exam, free education even in private schools for the economically weak section of society, admission according to age, special training etc.

N. Khevito Sema, director, school education in his brief speech, encouraged and sought active cooperation of NGOs for the successful implementation of RTE in the state.

The discussion session was participated by Aheto Sumi, president All Nagaland private schools association (ANPSA), Ponchulo wanth President All Nagaland Schools Teachers’ Association (ANSTA), Nini Meru Chairman NBSE, Kepelhoutuo advisor ANSTA, SCERT members and others.

Wharton School to Announce New Business Certificate Program in India at Global Engagement Series in Mumbai

30 Sep

PHILADELPHIA, Sep 29, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will officially announce the launch of a new business certificate program for India next month in Mumbai, India. The announcement will take place 11 October at Wharton’s Global Engagement Series event at the Taj Land’s End in Mumbai. Wharton Vice-Dean Jason Wingard will make the announcement.

The event will also feature a presentation by Harbir Singh, Wharton’s Vice Dean of Global Initiatives and the Mack Professor of Management, who will address the current challenges of doing business in today’s highly competitive and globally interconnected environment. Co-author of The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management, Singh will bring an empirical perspective to the factors promoting globalization, the sources of value creation in going global, and the benefits of local adaptation and global integration.

Designed to meet the current needs of high-potential business leaders in India, Wharton’s Accelerated Development Program will refine business acumen and enhance professional development. This certificate program includes courses on strategy, finance, marketing, and leadership and will be offered exclusively in India during 2012.

Singh, who will teach in the Accelerated Development Program, says the time is right for a program like this in India. “Among the major business schools, Wharton is the most international in orientation and most committed to exploring issues that transcend national borders,” he said. “We understand the differences, both in terms of culture and ways of doing business, that affect organizations as they move onto the global stage, and that understanding is reflected in our dedication to global business education.”

Accelerated Development Program participants will benefit from Wharton’s deep understanding of global organizations and their unique challenges. The academic program features the same world-class faculty and content taught at the internationally-recognized business school in the United States. Additionally, Accelerated Development Program participants will be assigned a career coach and they will also undergo professional assessments in order to complete the certificate’s requirements.

To RSVP for the 11 October event or to enroll in Wharton’s Accelerated Development Program, email Wharton’s partner in India, Eruditus Executive Education.

About the Wharton School and Wharton Executive Education

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 88,000 graduates.

Executive education at Wharton brings together over 9,000 executives each year from all corners of the globe in a partnership of learning. The best and the brightest business minds today tackle real-world issues in a highly collaborative environment.

Informed by in-depth, groundbreaking academic research and extensive industry experience, Wharton programs can span anywhere from a few days to a year or more. Each executive education program offers a supportive and challenging context where participants gain the skills necessary for their next level of executive development. Participants who come to Wharton from a diverse range of industries engage with faculty who are the most cited, most published faculty of all top-tier business schools. With a profound influence upon global business, Wharton faculty are the sought-after, trusted advisors of corporations and governments worldwide.

Eruditus Executive Education ( ), based in India, delivers high quality executive education programs to Indian corporations and participants. Eruditus collaborates with global business schools and renowned faculty in delivering programs targeted at India’s growing leadership talent pool.

This news release was distributed by GlobeNewswire,

SOURCE: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

India-UK science initiative to be launched

30 Sep

PUNE: The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC),United Kingdom (UK), with the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune and Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune will be launching a report on “Developing Talent in Chemical Sciences Initiative” at the NCL, Pune on Friday.

A panel discussion on strengthening industry-academia collaborations will also be held on the occasion. Robert Parker, Interim CEO, RSC, Sourav Pal, director, NCL, and K N Ganesh, director IISER will be present on the occasion.

The objective of this panel discussion is to strengthen industry-academia collaborations, create awareness and to find avenues for implementation of the UK-India developing report recommendations. It also aims at showcasing good industry-academia practices in the UK and India.

The initiative has been launched in the backdrop of the India-UK developing talent workshop held in Pune last September. Indian policy advisors, academic researchers and innovators, and students of the chemical sciences from both the UK and India, scientists from Indian industry as well as representatives of funding organisations came together at this workshop. The discussions highlighted a number of issues, structural, cultural and financial, which impact the role of the chemical sciences in education, research and industry, both in the UK and in India. Recommendations emerging from the workshop were subsequently collated in a report.

This high-level workshop mapped out the context and identified specific issues that can be addressed through new projects, intended to run over the next few years, in collaboration with many organisations from UK and India, including industry.

AVK GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS, Bangalore signed an MOU with Kampala University (UGANDA)

30 Sep

The delegation entered in to a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kampala University pursuant to the high level cooperation between the two Governments. The memorandum of understandingidentified the areas of developing cooperation in the field of higher education.

It was agreed that on the basis of equality and reciprocity collaborative activities in the academic areas of mutual interest will be undertaken in future. The fields of cooperation would be research, higher learning for faculty development, teaching for students and joint academic publications. For this AVK Group of Institutions agreed in principal to provide training at its various campuses to staff and students of the university at its campuses located at Bangalore. The unique feature of the MOU being that the AVK group will design a customised educational and training programme for various educational Institutions operating in Uganda.

As a follow up measure of this MOU a one man delegation represented by Dr. RonaldSemyallo visited the group on 19th of Sept 2011 on behalf of the Kampala University School of Nursing. A meeting was addressed by Dr. Rajeev Rai and the areas of cooperation were identified for Tutor lecturer exchange programme. Up gradation of education of nursing students on completion of their education at Kampala. Capacity building of the faculty. Providing of inputs in the field of executive Management programmes.

As per the decisions arrived the AVK Group of Institutions will customise the programmes for Development and training of the Faculty of Kampala university school of Nursing. Dr. semyalo showed keen interest in the area of management education also. He was particularly thankful to Dr. Rajeev Rai for initiatives to develop the education and possibilities of training for the faculty and students of Uganda and neighbouring Afarican countries.

AVK Group under the able guidance and leadership of Dr. Rajeev Rai looks to a future as full of possibilities and cooperation between nations globally in the field of Higher education.