Bhubaneswar,13th – 15th September 2019,Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar is organizing the Business Excellence Summit from 13th to 15th September 2019. The theme of this grand summit is "Innovating Business".
The inaugural ceremony was graced by the honourable chief guest, Shri Asit Kumar Tripathy, Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha, the guest speaker, Mr Anand Sen, President, TQM and Steel Business, Tata Steel, Fr. Antony Uvari S J., Vice-Chancellor, Xavier University, Fr. E.A. Augustine, Registrar, Xavier University and Dr. Shridhar Kumar Dash, Academic Dean, XIMB. The dignitaries inaugurated the event by lighting the ceremonial lamp. Mr Anjan Mohanty, General Secretary, Student Executive Council, XIMB felicitated the speakers and declared the summit open.
The inaugural speech was delivered by the chief guest Shri Asit Kumar Tripathy who addressed XIMB as the ‘Institute of Excellence’. Focusing on the theme of the summit, he mentioned that “Unless you have empathy for the people at the bottom of the pyramid, it doesn’t make good business sense.”
The guest speaker, Mr Anand Sen spoke what market leaders do in tough times that make them better than the rest. He elucidated the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM) and how the robust deployment of TQM through Policy Management, Daily Management and focused methodologies transformed Tata Steel’s business. He emphasized how important it is for organizations to focus not just on the profits, but to cater to the needs of all the stakeholders with a view on sustainable growth with a focus on Cross-Functional Management.
Mr Prithvijit Roy, Co-Founder and CEO of Bridge i2i Analytics Solution, was the man of the moment in the afternoon session. His dynamic personality lit up the stage through his out-of-the-box touchpoints on the theme “Business Transformation and Artificial Intelligence”. His multi-dimensional expertise across domains provided the budding managers with a prelude of things to come in the future.
The penultimate day of Business Excellence Summit shall witness a congregation of some erudite corporate minds. A panel discussion on “Invest, Innovate and Integrate” with Mr Saurav Mohanty, Co-Founder & CEO, CDS Development Centre LLP, Mr Aharnish Mishra, Co-Founder, BiziBean, Mr Sujit Panigrahi, Co-Founder and CEO, Sequioa Fitness and Sports Technology; Mr Naveen Kejriwal, General Manager Eastern India, and Overseas, Lenovo shall take centre-stage during the morning session. Post lunch, Mr Binny Mathews, Vice President & Business Head - Services, Utilities, Resources & Energy Sector, Infosys; Mr Debabrat Mishra, Partner, Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India LLP and Mrs Prativa Mohapatra, Vice President, Sales, IBM shall put on the cap of panellists on the topic "Glocalisation in Business". An analytics workshop on "Delivering Proposition through Analytics" by Mr Ashesh Kumar, Head of Analytics, L&T Financial Services will be conducted.
The 3rd and the final day shall commence with a leadership talk by Mr Yeshwanth Nag, Co-Founder, The Thickshake Factory followed by a panel discussion on the burning question "Is Disruptive Innovation the only way to create value?" by Mr Stalin Mohapatra, Head, Risk Management, UBER; Mr Kamadeba Mohanty, COO, Grocery retail, Reliance Retail and Mr Harshit Vyas, VP Head-west region, OYO. Mr Siddharth Dash, EVP, UTI Mutual Funds will deliver a leadership talk that would be followed by Mr Sabyasachi Das, Director, DXC Technologies giving his much-awaited views on "How to Tame Automation Sprawl (?)".
Khordha: The district collector Khordha has constituted three district-level squads to ensure implementation of the guidelines limiting the weight of school bags of students from class I to class X.
The squads will make surprise visits to all schools including private school from today and will verify the weight of the school bags.
The department of School and Mass Education had earlier asked the district collectors and District Education Officers (DEOs) conduct surprise inspections in schools across the state and take stringent action if anyone found violating the rule.
The Union Ministry for Human Resource Development in October last year directed all states to draw up guidelines to reduce the weight of schoolbags.
WEIGHT OF SCHOOL BAG AS PER THE ORDER
Class I and II: Should not be above 1.5 kg
Classes III to V: 2-3 kg
Classes VI-VII: 4 kg
Classes VIII-IX: 4.5 kg
Class X: 5 kg
(13th, 14th, & 15th September 2019)
Bhubaneswar,“BUSINESS EXCELLENCE SUMMIT 2019”, the flagship event of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, is scheduled to be held on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of September, 2019. The theme for the event is “Innovating Business” and will be inaugurated by the honourable chief guest, Shri Asit Kumar Tripathy, Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha. We are obliged to have his presence at the event.
The event aims to bring together eminent industry stalwarts from different areas of the business gathering their unique perspectives. On Day 1, the guest speaker is Mr Anand Sen, President, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel. Mr Sen is renowned for his pathbreaking leadership that has led to pioneering technological developments like Graphene and Coating Material. The other speakers for the day are Mr Prithvijit Roy, CEO of Bridge i2i Analytics Solutions - an organization committed to delivering sustainable business impact based on insights from Big Data Analytics and Mr D Shivakumar, Group Executive President – Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Aditya Birla Group who has spearheaded several esteemed organizations such as Unilever, PepsiCo, and Nokia. He is credited with driving Nokia from No. 71 to No.1.
Day 2 of Business Excellence Summit 2019 will open with a panel discussion between several esteemed speakers: Mr Saurav Mohanty, Co-Founder & CEO, CDS Development Centre LLP, is a coach and consultant and has helped facilitate the development of entrepreneurial and leadership mindsets; Mr Aharnish Mishra is the CEO & Co-Founder of Bizibean, a chain of coffee outlets that helps make coffee enjoyable, affordable, and accessible; Mr Sujit Panigrahi, Co-founder and CEO at Sequoia Fitness and Sports Technology Pvt. Ltd, has more than 23 years of experience in the industry of technology, sports science, and education and Mr Naveen Kejriwal, General Manager – Eastern India & Overseas, Lenovo, has worked in several sectors such as IT, Telecom, and FMCG with esteemed organizations such as HP, Nokia, and Cadbury in pivotal roles. The eminent speakers that will be a part of the next panel discussion are Mr Binny Mathews, Vice President & Business Head – Services, Utilities, Resources & Energy Sector, Infosys, who is an alumnus of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, and also a storyteller and coach, Mr Debabrat Mishra, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, who is another alumnus of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and has led Deloitte India Catalyst – a startup platform with over 200 startups, Mrs Prativa Mohapatra, Vice President-Sales, IBM, an alumna of Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar. Mr Ashesh Kumar, Head, Analytics, L&T Financial Services, will also be joining us for the event.
On Day 3 of Business Excellence Summit 2019 will open with a talk where Mr Yeshwanth Nag, Founder, The Thickshake Factory, an alumnus of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, who has founded one of the fastest-growing QSR startups in the F&B space, will address the students. There is a panel discussion scheduled with several other speakers including, Mr Stalin Mohapatra, Head, Risk Management, Uber, another alumnus of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, who has worked in Fraud Risk Control, Risk Management and Data Analytics, Mr Kamadeba Mohanty, COO, Grocery Retail, Reliance Retail, who has worked as a Senior Economist, before heading up Operations at Reliance, working to deliver Reliance Format Business and Mr Harshit Vyas, Vice President, Head-West Region, OYO Rooms, who has been a part of OYO right from the beginning where he helped set up the supply unit. Mr Siddhartha Dash, Executive Vice President, UTI Mutual Funds, an alumnus of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and Delhi University, works in business planning involving treasury management options for public sector undertakings and also helps set up strategic initiatives, and product design will also share his experience. His talk will be followed by the final speaker for Business Excellence Summit 2019, who is Mr Sabyasachi Das, Product Engineering & Digital Transformation Centres-Workplace & Mobility, DXC Technologies. He has built market-leading offerings for Digital Workplace, using a variety of technologies that help individuals across the world.
Business Excellence Summit 2019 is a mega-event, where several successful leaders across industries will impart knowledge to the students on the road to be the future managers. It is also a chance to gain an in-depth understanding of recent market trends, as the economy is ever-changing, in the blink of an eye.
Koraput:Central University of Odisha conducted an awareness seminar on ‘Water Conservation and Watershed Management’ at its Sunabeda Campus on Friday. The Programme was conducted on the occasion of Swachhata Pakhwada under the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan of Government of India. The Vice Chancellor of CUO Prof. Sharat Kumar Palita inaugurated the Awareness Seminar while the Seminar talk was delivered by Dr. Partha Pratim Adhikary, Senior Scientist, Soil and Water Resource Centre, ICAR, Sunabeda.
Delivering the inaugural address Prof. Palita explained the purpose of conducting this seminar. He said that human life consists of only water. The most alarming issue in today’s world is scarce water resources and appropriate use of water. Only 2.5 percent of total water bodies of the globe are potable water, but it is sufficient for the human being if used judiciously. In India water is present sufficiently but not equally distributed geographically. So proper water management is essential for India. Further, he stressed the need for water bodies in the University campus for conserving the water coming from the mountains in and around the CUO catchment area.
Dr. Adhikary, winner of many awards in his field, explained the concept of watershed, watershed management, water conservation and related aspects. He further analyzed various ways of conserving the rain water. As monsoon is prevalent for three months in India, but the rain water has to be conserved for the whole year, he said. He also analyzed the present status of water resources in India, water usage and demand, problems of water scarcity. He said “without water, sustainable development will not be possible and economic development cannot be achieved. So, water economy is the current issue which needs to be dealt with. Undivided Koraput district is rich in water resources but it needs to be conserved properly”. He satisfied the way the Koraput People conserve water for agriculture. He also showed the example of Malkangiri where the people not only conserve water for rice cultivation they also use that waste water for pisciculture.
The other member sitting on the dais was Dr. Ramendra Parhi, Associate Dean, Student’s Welfare of CUO, who proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. Sourav Gupta, Asst. Professor coordinated the event who also gave the welcome address. The Seminar was was attended by all faculty members, staff, students and research scholars of the University.
IIMC DHENKANAL TO HOST THIRD EDITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP FROM 22-25 SEPTEMBER
Dhenkanal,01/09/19:Everybody loves a good story and every image has a thousand stories to tell. As they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” in journalism too images, both still and moving, have an equal importance as the words.
To enhance the skills of capturing images, IIMC Dhenkanal is going to organize the third edition of Photografia, a workshop on photography, photojournalism and visual storytelling, from 22 September to 25 September 2019.
The four-day workshop will be curated and conducted by two national award-winning photojournalists, HimanshuVyas and TabeenahAnjum Qureshi.
HimanshuVyas is the chief photographer and columnist with Hindustan Times, Jaipur since 2000. He has won several awards including RamnathGoenka Press Photo Award, WAN IFRA (China) competitions twice and also an award by UNEP at South Korea.
TabeenahAnjumQureshi, born and brought up in Kashmir, is presently working as the bureau chief of Deccan Herald in Rajasthan. She received the National Award in Photography conferred by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. She was the first woman photographer from Rajasthan and Kashmir to bag the prestigious award.
Detailing about Photografia.3DrMrinalChatterjee, regional director and professor, IIMC Dhenkanal said, “We have been conducting this workshop for last two years and like previous years, this time too it is going to be an intense one.Different sessions will address the nuances of photography, photojournalism and visual storytelling that are designed to ignite the creative minds and open up new perspectives.”
The workshop will include theory classes as well asrigorous hands-on training. The participants will also be taken out for two photo walks. After a minute critical assessment, select photographs will be mounted in a photo exhibition at IIMC campus.
Apart from a select group of students from IIMC, the workshop is also open to the students of other institutions against a nominal fee which will include meals and boarding. The interested participants need to pre-register themselves by 12 September as limited seats will be filled up on ‘first come first served’ basis.
Bhubaneswar,01/09/19:Illuminatix, the Media and PR Cell of XIMB organized their annual media conclave ‘Communique’ on 1stSeptember 2019. The theme of the discussion was "Evolution of Media- The Nexus of Brand Transformation."
Mr. Yuvraj Mehta, Head- Corporate Brand Management and Communications, Larsen and Toubro, Mr. Digvijay Shekhawat, Senior Vice President, Ogilvy, Mr. Manish Jhaveri, Senior Creative Consultant- IBD and Da Cunhas,andMr. Bibhu Ranjan Mishra, Associate Editor, Business Standardwere the esteemed speakers of the occasion. Professor Sandip Anand, Professor of Marketing, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, served as the moderator for the discussion.
The dignitaries inaugurated the event by lighting the ceremonial lamp. Professor Sandip Anandstarted the session by briefly elucidating on the topic and explained the concepts of Macromedia and Metamedia.
The first speaker, Mr. Yuvraj Mehta talked about how social media has revolutionized communication. He cited the example of the ‘MeToo movement’ and how a single tweet through digital media spread like wild fire. Within a fortnight, there were 2.3 million tweets, 24 million facebook posts that spread across 85 countries. He emphasized the fact thathad it not been the spread through social media, the movement would have been limited to a particular region only. Further he talked about how brands are increasingly moving towards online marketing as it not only provides better engagement with the customers but also better return on investment. Adidas had a 40% growth in online sales for the first quarter of 2019. The company largely attributed it to the advertising it does on Instagram. Mr. Yuvraj also touched upon how marketing is done through personalized communication to maintain customer loyalty.
“For me, the change in media is not evolution but a revolution, where every debater, blogger, influencer now has an opinion."
The second speaker,Mr. Digvijay Shekhawat started by explaining the concepts of Strategic Marketing and Data Driven Marketing as these are the tools being increasingly used by brands nowadays. Using data, brands are moving towards customizing their communications as they realize that the notion of ‘One message fits all’ doesn’t apply anymore. Customization is mandatory. He talked about how brands are specifically targeting their ‘ideal buyer’ rather than selecting a broad market to deliver their message. Brands are building relationships with these ideal buyers through increasingly powerful marketing strategies that foster trust in their product or service. He further gave insights about various marketing campaigns that made an impact through social media like GoPro’s ‘Photo of the Day’, IBM’s ‘Call for Code’ and Volvo’s Superbowl campaign.
The next speaker, Mr. Manish Jhaveri started by drawing an analogy between Bob Dylan’s popular song ‘The time they are a-changin’ and how marketers need to change according to the circumstances otherwise they would be left behind. He talked about topicality and witty one-liners, something which is associated with Amul from time immemorial.
“Before Twitter, Amul used to be the twitter with its witty one-liners.”
He further explained a key issue of how governments are using media to communicate with the common public and how it is trying to regulate media.
Mr. Bibhu Ranjan Mishra was the final speaker of the day. He spoke about the rising issues of misinformation on social media. He told that although social media is becoming the preferred medium of communication, traditional mediums cannot be ruled out as they are still known for their authentic content. So, every medium should find its own space.
“As a marketer, it’s up to us, how to use the media and how to identify the right platform for advertising.”
The panel session was followed by an interactive question and answer session, where students posed inquisitive and insightful questions. This was followed by the launch of the 4th edition of ‘Communique’ newsletter. The eminent speakers felicitated the winners of ‘Communiquiz’, a quiz competition organized by Illuminatix in association with XQuizzite on 20th August 2019. The winners were Sarthak Satapathy, Kaushik Bhattacharjee, Sanat Sarangi, while the first runner’s up team consisted of Sidhant Nayak, Sidharth S Panda, Siddhartha Biswal.
The winners of the article writing competition and poster writing competition organized by the teamwere also awarded at the occasion.
Ms. Kriti Sinha, the student coordinator of Illuminatix delivered the vote of thanks to all the dignitaries, media partners and concluded the event.
Koraput,31/08/19:The Central University of Odisha which was established by an Act of Parliament under the Central Universities Act, 2009 (No. 3C of 2009) celebrated its 11th Foundation Day Programme at its main campus situated in Sunabeda on 29th August, 2019.
The celebration began by unfurling of the University Flag by the Vice Chancellor I/c. Prof. Sharat Kumar Palita in the presence of Chief Guest, Prof. Sumat P. Agarwal; Prof Asit Kumar Das, Registrar, Central University of Odisha, faculty members, non-teaching staff, students and other guests and dignitaries of the University.
The 11th Foundation Day address was delivered by Prof. Sumat P. Agarwal, Principal & Professor Ramanujan College, University of Delhi; Director, Teaching Learning Centre, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), MHRD & Director, National Resource Centre (NRC), MHRD, Ramanujan College. In his address Prof. Agarwal highlighted on four key areas for overall development of education in India. The first area is teaching and learning. The modern day learners have new expectations from the system of education and the teacher has to address those needs in an innovative way. The second aspect was Research & Innovation. Research which will bring benefit to the people and the society is to be encouraged and a more humane approach needs to be developed. He said, “If there are problems, then there is bound to be solutions. Problems should not scare us, rather they should encourage us to find as many solutions as possible.” The third key aspect was academic administration and the fourth being general administration.
The Inaugural address was delivered by the Prof Sharat Kumar Palita, Vice-Chancellor I/c. of the University. The Vice-Chancellor I/c. highlighted the fact that the University has made tremendous progress in the last ten years and especially in recent months.Prof. Palita also emphasized on the research work that is being carried out in CUO as one of its major strengths. He also laidout future plans for development of CUO including building of Academic blocks, staff quarters in the pipeline. He emphasized on the need for continuing support from all stakeholders of the University so that the University can reach new heights. He urged all stakeholders to contribute towards nation building by way of social commitments, i.e. working for the upliftment of people in the surroundings.
The formal programme of the foundation day began with a welcome address by Prof. Asit Kumar Das, Registrar, Central University of Odisha. In his address, Prof. Das paid glowing praises to the contribution of all the people associated with the University who in these ten years have shown extreme devotion and commitment for the upliftment of this University. He also acknowledged the fact there are many grey areas which needs to be addressed and are a cause for concern in the overall development of the University.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Ramendra Padhi and the programme was compared by Dr. Sourav Gupta. The Programme saw large participation from students, faculty, non-teaching staff and intelligentsia of Koraput and adjoining areas.
“DON'T BE AFRAID OF DISABLED AND DISABILITY”
Dhenkanal,29/08/19: With little support from the people around them the disabled persons can do wonders. Founder of Swabhiman, an organisation working towards empowering the persons with disabilities, Dr Sruti Mohapatra sent across this simple message to the students of IIMC, Dhenkanal. Sharing his plight from being an IAS aspirant to getting wheelchair bound, she explained how people need to be more aware of the potentials of disabled persons.
She spoke at length on her personal experience and highlighted the achievements of many others in a one-day workshop on Disability Issues on August 29. Shruti Mahapatra urged the students not to be frightened of diability and disabled and act as a facilitator.
The workshop started with a quiz round aiming at acknowledging the efforts of the disabled people who are living a life just as anyone else and being the better version of themselves. The students were also encouraged to try different activities like walking blindfolded, using the wheelchair and performing different creative works with their feet or folded hands to understand the day to day problems of the disabled people.
Senior journalist of Times of India Minati Singha deliberated on the correct way to report on disability and disabled cases. “Don’t show pity to a disabled and offer assistance with respect," she said.
Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee, Regional Director, IIMC, Dhenkanal in his opening remarks described Sruti Mohapatra as an icon of human possibility, of what a person can do despite difficulties in life.
55-year old Dr Sruti Mohapatra met with a road accident that damaged her spinal cord and it dashed her hope of becoming an IAS officer despite having cleared the examination. She now travels across the globe fighting for the rights of disabled people.
The workshop came to an end with an interactive question answer discussion between the students and the speakers.
Dr Mrinal Chatterjee, on behalf of IIMC, also presented both Mahapatra and Singha with hand-painted pebble-paperweight as a memento.