IIM Calcutta wins KPMG Competition finals 2014
The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) was announced the winner of KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) national finals, which is the world’s largest business case study competition. KICC witnessed 10 prominent B-school teams battle it out for the coveted trophy. There was a price money of Rs 20,000 for each member of the winning and they also stand a chance to compete for the global finale in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to Utkarsh Palnitkar, head of advisory and of life sciences practice, KPMG in India, “KICC is a platform for participating students to gain insights about our services, clients, people, work culture and exciting career opportunities. It is one of the many ways in which we engage with the country’s top quality student communities.”
Tata felicitates best student start-ups in India
Winners of Tata First Dot National Competition—Jury Choice (6 winners) and Tata First Dot People’s Choice Competition (5 winners) were felicitated at the two-day national conference of the 2013-14 ‘Tata First Dot powered by NEN’. The Tata First Dot National conference and award ceremony are designed to enable recognition, access to knowledge, mentoring and networking for student entrepreneurs.
XLRI hosts XLerate 2014—a sports fest for MBAs
XLRI-Xavier School of Management hosted XLerate 2014 sports festival for one-year MBA students from premier B-schools across India on March 1-2 at its campus in Jamshedpur. The two-day meet, organised by the PGDM(GM) students of XLRI, included events such as cricket, football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, chess, carrom, tug of war and athletics.
Amity University to soon open a campus in Dubai
Amity University recently broke ground for its new state-of-the-art campus at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). The new campus, which will open next year, will accommodate 5,000 students and will be the largest private university campus spanning 700,000 sq ft space in DIAC. Atul Chauhan, chancellor, Amity University, said, “We strongly believe in harnessing the UAE’s potential to become a research and innovation hub in the region. Amity is committed to establishing a world-class research driven university in Dubai that will attract the best scientists and students from around the world.”
Honorary degree for BVR Mohan Reddy of Infotech
Prof GSN Raju, vice-chancellor, Andhra University, recently conferred the honorary degree Doctor of Science upon the CMD of Infotech Enterprises, BVR Mohan Reddy, who received the degree at the convocation, where he was chief guest and delivered the address on