Bhubaneswar,06/01/19:It was an honor for Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) to host Mr. Sumit Sabharwal- the Head of HR at Fujitsu Consulting India, a global information and communication technology (ICT) company known to be one of the world's most admired organisations. It is also a Fortune Global 500 company. The topic of the leadership talk held on 6th January 2019 was “What organizations are looking from Management Graduates.”
Mr. Sumit, who manages the end-to-end HR for close to 5000 employees at Fujitsu Consulting India, has worked towards creating a sustainable work experience for engaging and empowering the professionals along with organizational development and implementing industry best practices. He has spearheaded large scale HR Transformation Projects and has also instituted Global Learning and Development. He has been instrumental in paving way for Fujitsu India to retain its leadership position for three consecutive years in High Performing Norm category for Employee Satisfaction score. He loves engaging in conversations with people from diverse groundings. He enjoys co-creating undertakings that are interdisciplinary in their essence and efficacious when translated. Mr. Sumit strongly believes in revolutionizingemployee experience, as a buoyant workplace boosts productivity. He also advocates digitization of HR, diversity and collaborative learning as the key players in bringing about a change.
While addressing an enthusiastic batch of students at XIMB, Mr. Sumit Sabharwal elucidated the roles of an HR Manager in multinational companies like Fujitsu where people from various backgrounds amalgamate together to make the company successful as it is now. By integrating the work ethics of different individuals, and channelizing their potential towards the greater goal, an HR manager handles some of the most crucial issues of any company. He also tried to break some stereotypes usually attached to the HR department witty anecdotes. He shed some light upon the importance of inclusivity, mutual respect, proactive decisions, and seamless coordination among various organizations which are facilitated by the HR department to cope up with the fast-changing landscape of the business environment. By giving some hard-hitting examples from the ruthless realities of corporate life, he made the session enriching for the students who were previously unaware about the importance of HR department in any organization.
This enlightening and simulating talk helped the students understand what organizations expect from them and which all skills do they need to develop or improve. The talk wasconcluded with an interactive Q&A session whereinMr. Sumit answered thoughtful and challenging questions posed by the students.
Bhubaneswar,07/01/19:Xavier University Bhubaneswar is all set to host the very first edition of Xavier Meet - a sports meet organized especially for the Jesuit family, which is going to be held on 18th-20th January 2019. The sports fest is planned as a rotating event, where every year, a new Jesuit B-school will host the event. This year,XUB plans to conduct many events, ranging from PUBG to poker night and from cricket to foosball, with an amazing comedy night planned, to end the Sports Extravaganza with fervour and warmth. It will see the top Jesuit B-Schools participate.
The Jesuit tradition of education is directed towards the integral development of students, while sports enable individuals to grow by working as a team and experiencing the sportsman spirit. By launching Xavier Meet, XUB wishes to bring together the various Jesuit institutes, thus providing an opportunity to the students to experience a sense of community. This will not only deepen the bond but will also help the students to incorporate in them the Jesuit spirit of excellence.
XUB believes in offering a plethora of events ranging from Business Conclaves to the Annual Cultural Fest, to provide the students with a holistic environment of learning and development. Xavier Meet is one such endeavour to encourage the spirit of sportsmanship and provide a platform to the young community across B-schools to explore their talents in various games and sports.
Angul, 5th Jan, 2019:The students and staff members of O.P.Jindal School situated at Jindal Nagar, Angul, celebrated their 9th Annual Function called as “Samavesh” at the school premises today. Mr. Pankaj Gautam, Chief Operating Officer of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL); Mr. Damodar Mittal, EVP & Head-Iron Making; Brig. K.K. Chopra, VSM (Retd.) and Mr Alok Malhotra, Head- HR & ES of JSPL, graced the occasion as Chief-Guest and Guest-of-Honours respectively.
The function started with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the chief guest and other dignitaries. Addressing on this occasion, Mr. Pankaj Gautam advised the students to focus more on their responsibilities towards their studies and society to become a responsible citizen in coming years.
Mr. Chhanda Charana Das, Principal O.P. Jindal School, welcomed the gathering and highlighted the characteristic magnanimity of the school in a vivid comprehensive Annual Report presented on the occasion.
The evening enthralled with symmetry of choreography, dynamism and orchestration that reflected in their each and every performances like Taal, Style, Twinkle Toes, Rhythm Divine, Dance Mataaz, Kolis Charisma, Folk Fantasma, Sketch Santirico, Beat Busters, Musicorum, Kinetic Kumaonis, and so on.
Mr. Damodar Mittal, in his message, emphasized on building students’ personality through the series of scholastic and co-scholastic events conducted in the School.
The 9th edition of the annual school magazine “VOYAGE” and 7th anthology of Odia lyrics 'Mo Gaon-Mu-O-Semane' composed by Mr Chhanda Chhanda Das were also released on the occasion. Various meritorious whiz-kids of the school were felicitated with prizes and certificates from the respected guests.
Various other HoDs, members of OPJS SMC & SWC, Principals of Angul-based reputed schools, parents of pupils and other respected invitees from the periphery were present on the occasion. Vote of thanks was accorded by Mrs. Sangeeta Sharma.
CHIEF MINISTER NAVEEN PATNAIK ON SATURDAY ENHANCED THE SALARY OF TEACHERS WORKING IN GOVERNMENT AND AIDED COLLEGESSunday, 30 December 2018 04:35 Written by odishabarta
Bhubaneswar,29/12/18: The Odisha Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday enhanced the salary of teachers working in government and aided colleges.
The Cabinet approved the report of the Fitment Committee for Revision of pay scales of Teachers in Universities and colleges who are in receipt of the UGC Scale.
The revised salary will be effective retrospective from January 2016. Near about 5203 teachers working in different State Universities, Govt. Colleges and Non-Government Aided Colleges will be benefited.
The State Cabinet also approved the proposal for enhancement of corpus of Odisha Contingency Fund through an Ordinance amending the Odisha Contingency Fund Act. 1967 (Odisha Act 18 of 1967).
To further accelerate agricultural prosperity in the State and to reduce poverty, the Cabinet decided to implement the “Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation – “KALIA” Scheme amounting to Rs 10.180 crore over a period of three years.
The Cabinet also approved the appointment of Dr. (Ms.) Namita Mohanty and Puma Chandra Pathy as Members in Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC).
In order to attract meritorious and physically fit candidates for engagement as Forester, the cabinet has proposed to introduce the Odisha Subordinate Forest Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service of Foresters) Rules, 2018 by repealing the Odisha Subordinate Forest Service (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service of Foresters) Rules, 1998.
In order to maintain openness and transparency in the recruitment of Forester there is provision for conduct of examination by the Odisha Subordinate Staff Selection Commission.
There shall be a Selection Board for physical efficiency test under the approval of Odisha Subordinate Staff Selection Commission, in which the Collector of concerned District shall be the Chairman, the DFO of concerned Division, DWO of the concerned District, Medical Officer in the rank of Asst. Surgeon shall be the members and the ACF Headquarters shall be the Member Secretary.
The Cabinet has decided for sanction of alienation of Government land measuring Ac.2.045 dec. in mouza-Tangi under Tangi Tahasil in favour of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on a token premium of Rs.1/- for construction of developing training and residential facilities for students of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. The land value, incidental charges and capitalized value amounting to Rs.1,27,96,865 is decided to be waived.
New Delhi,28/12/18: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has always stood by the students and strived to address their concerns from time to time. Considering the dynamic global scenario, ICAI has taken proactive and exemplary initiatives to facilitate best resources, catering to learning needs of its students, be it regarding publications, online lectures, webcasts or mentoring sessions.
ICAI, being the largest accounting education body in the world, is compliant with the principles enlisted in the International Education Standards issued by the IAESB of International Federation of Accountants. Further, the New Scheme of Education and Training which was launched last year, is also in line with the International Education Standards. Some of the latest initiatives being undertaken by ICAI towards reforms in the CA Course and Examination System are mentioned below:
Focusing on emerging Areas
Today, the world is focusing on specialization. The new age successful professionals are the ones who are delivering qualitative services in one area rather than knowing little in every area. To this effect, Electives in the emerging areas of Risk Management, International Taxation, Financial and Capital Markets, Global Financial Reporting Standards, have been introduced in New CA course which will prepare the coming generation of CAs as experts, specializing in their chosen respective areas.
Moving towards objective Examination and Evaluation
Assessment of electives is based on case studies to sharpen application, analytical and comprehension skills. In Electives, 40% MCQ based questions have been introduced to reduce subjectivity, steering the system towards objective examination and evaluation. Further, Electives are open book exams and from November 2018 exams, students have been allowed to bring their own study material for reference during the exam, which is itself a big reform.
Revised Study Material
Updating the study material is a continuous process and this entails meticulous quality review of the syllabus and contents by subject experts. ICAI conducts this review exercise periodically and this year, syllabus is again being reviewed and rationalized. The latest editions of rationalized and revised study material will be released soon in January, 2019.
Robust Examination System
There is misconception amongst stakeholders about the results which are declared by the ICAI that hardly 3-4% of the examinees only pass such exams. In this context, it is pertinent to mention that ICAI has a robust examination system with three tier system of examination for examiners and paper setters. The system has an in-built performance monitoring mechanism preceded by requisite extensive training.
- Naveen N. D. Gupta, President, ICAI said “Reforms are a continuous process and ICAI is in seize of problems and is continuously working towards resolving issues of the students. The students & CA fraternity is working together for a common objective i.e. to enhance the glory and dignity of the Institute and CA profession. He added “As a team, we must work in collaboration to improve systems and practices.”
ROURKELA,26/12/18:A student of National Institute of Technology, named Asmita Chihnara, B.Tech final year student has got the placement in Adobe System India Private Limited with a annual package of Rs.40.63 lakhs per annum which has brought splash of joy in the campus of NIT. When contacted this lucky girl she had expressed her satisfaction and says, there is no substitute to hard work and dedication. She had dedicated this achievement to her parents, teachers and the Almighty. In recent time there is a thought that, reading engineering gives less result in term of earning than other profession but this package has changed the mindset of many engineering students reading in NIT and other engineering colleges in Odisha. Training and Placement Centre of NIT have been coordinating with various organizations to provide quality placement for the graduates, post-graduates and doctorates and there were all total 237 recruitment drives been made from different 212 companies for full-time employment. Out of which 43 Ph.D students got jobs through campus which is the highest. A total of 1016 job offers were received in the campus placement drive, out of which 777 were boys and 239 for girls. The head of the Training and Placement Centre, Saroj Kumar Patel said, we are trying hard to achieve % placement record. For the cause we organize personality development workshops, communication skill training programmes ahead of the placement season so that performance of every candidate will improve and so as the recruitment. In the year 2017-18, there is an increase of 53% in job offers compared to that of the year 2016-17. In the campus major PSUs have participated among them HPCL, BPCL, IOCL and EIL are the few ones. Among the big Private companies who have participated the campus were Adobe, Amazon, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Qualcomm, SAP Labs and Teradata.
PROF. SACHIDANANDA MOHANTY, VC CUO ADDRESSES SOUTH ZONE VICE-CHANCELLORS’ MEET AT PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITYSunday, 23 December 2018 03:55 Written by odishabarta
Korapt,22/12/18:Distinguished academic, Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, VC, CUO Koraput addressed the valedictory session of two day South Zone Vice-Chancellor’s meet on Thursday as the Chief Guest, held at Pondicherry University. The meet was organized jointly by Pondicherry University and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) attended by about 70 Vice-Chancellors from the southern region.
During the event, three technical sessions were organised on themes such as “Transformation in Higher Education through Technological Innovations: Recent Trends and Future Scope for a Knowledge Society”, “Creating Workforce for Tomorrow: Need to Exploit Industry-Community Collaborations” and “Technology, Law and Excellence for Sustainable Development”.
Prof. Mohanty stressed on the need for liberal education, equity, accountability and freedom. He made a clarion call to all Vice-Chancellors to cultivate equal respect for all disciplines and to pursue “Science with a human face”.
Among those present were the VC of Pondicherry University, Prof. Gurmeet Singh and senior official of the AIU and the invited gathering of academics and scholars.
IIMC TO ORGANIZE A NATIONAL SEMINAR, FILM APPRECIATION WORKSHOP, BOOK AND FILM RELEASE
Dhenkanal(19/12/2018): Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal will be organizing a string of cinema-related events titled 'Filmi Chakkar-2' from 14th to 16th January 2019. This will be the second edition of the much-acclaimed event .
FilmiChakkar held as part of the Institute’s Silver Jubilee celebration last year. A two-day Film Appreciation Workshop will be curated and conducted by National Film Award-winning critic and film scholar Dr. Piyush Roy on 14th and 15th.
Like all fine art forms, cinema also needs a proper ‘understanding’ to appreciate its finer nuances. Film appreciation courses help one to understand the key dynamics of what film is made up of – art and technology.
On the last day of the event, a national seminar titled ‘Political Narratives in Indian Cinema’ will also be organized. The seminar will give a platform to the film researchers to present their papers. It will have four sessions on: ‘Changing Celluloid Images of the Indian Politician’, ‘Creativity Challenges to Capturing Conflict on Screen’, ‘Grassroots Democracy and Regional Cinema’.
Besides, there will be a screening of Indian and foreign feature and documentary films. During this event, the first feature-length documentary of PiyushRoy 'Pleasures Prejudice Pride: An Indian Way of Filmmaking' will be released. It is a research-driven, part-academic, part-journalistic documentation effort conceived as an informative and analytical visual textbook, for students and connoisseurs of world cinema, contributing towards an empathetic study of Indian cinema through informed scholarly criticism. Some of the most acclaimed films of Indian history will also be screened after the sessions every evening.
There will also be an exhibition of film magazines down the ages curated by Sri Surya Deo.
A monograph on Entertainment Journalism produced by IIMC, Dhenkanaland two books titled ‘Window Seat 2018’ and ‘PathePrantare 2018’- compilations of weekly columns of the same title published in 2018 by Dr. MrinalChatterjee will also be released during the event..