The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is holding five alumni reunions at the IIMA campus during December 2013 and January 2014. The scheduled events include the 10-year reunion of the class of 2003 batch; the 20-year reunion of the class of 1993; the silver jubilee reunion of the class of 1989; the 30-year reunion of the class of 1983 and the 40-year reunion of the class of 1973. About 300 alumni are expected to be present along with their families during the five reunions. Prof Arvind Sahay, dean, Alumni & External Relations, said, “Alumni are the key pillar of the reputation of our institute. Alumni reunions are occasions for our alumni and IIMA to explore ways and means of increasing the scale and scope of the engagement between each other. The reunions would provide an opportunity to obtain feedback from the alumni about the ongoing curriculum review of its PGP and also enable sharing details of activities at the institute. Some interesting details like, in a first, a serving full-time professor at any IIM or IIT, Abraham Koshy, Professor of Marketing, was appointed as the non-executive chairman of Federal Bank. Another was that 101 PGP students went on exchange around the world.” Prof Sahay now hopes that, going forward, more alumni would come back to the institute.
Six Capital launches training on FX trading
Singapore-based Six Capital has launched India’s first-ever training programme on foreign exchange (FX) trading. The 12-week programme is designed to train individuals into professional FX dealers. It aims to train participants on the basics of FX and how FX markets operate, learning how to achieve small, consistent profits under all market conditions. Speaking at the inauguration, Patrick Teng, founder & chief dealer, Six Capital, said, “Our vision is to create future jobs globally by empowering individuals with lifelong skills to earn through FX trading.”
XLRI to host industrial relations conference
XLRI-Xavier School of Management will host the ‘6th National Industrial Relations Conference’ on January 11-12, 2014, at XLRI Campus, Jamshedpur. The conference is likely to witness some of the most thought provoking topics and issues related to the changing workforce and transforming IR scenario of today. The two-day conference aims to shed light on some of the most pertinent aspects of management in an era of globalisation and the changing expectations and aspirations of the workforce of today.
Prabhudas Lilladher Finance lab at IFIM school
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