The MU College of Commerce,affiliated to the University of Pune,recently organised a seminar on talent management to expose students to the corporate strategies in the field. The speakers included Devendra Bora,HR head,Thermax (Chemical and Water division),Vikram Sathe,HR general manager,TACO and Darshan Shan,finance head,Kalyani Hayes Lemmurz,who spoke on talent management practices adopted by their companies. The participants included post-graduate students of MU College of Commerce,Mahatme Phule College and DY Patil College.
Car,bike and cycle expo from February 23
A Car,Bike and Cycle Expo will be organised at Ganesh Kala Krida from February 23-26,wherein cars,motorcycles,bicycles,modified vehicles,accessories,finance and publications will be displayed. The specialty of the expo will be miniatures,designed or modified vehicles,vintage and electric vehicles. A separate Cycle Pavilion will seek to spread awareness about the benefits of cycling. A Cycle Museum will display vintage collections of cycles,accessories,folding cycles used during wars and cycle tokens issued by the Pune Municipal Corporation. The expo will also highlight options available to consumers.
Exhibition of Andhra handloom products
The Dastkar Andhra Marketing Associations (DAMA) annual exhibition was inaugurated at Tilak Smarak Mandir on Wednesday. On till February 5,the exhibition has on display the summer collection of cotton handwoven saris and dupattas from across Andhra Pradesh. The exhibition highlights the works of 450 medium skilled weavers spread across 20 villages in eight districts of Andhra Pradesh,with whom Dastkar Andhra works to establish handloom as a viable livelihood and product. The products on display include new textures in double counts in azo-free chemical dye range,kalamkari prints on kora and coloured fabrics and dupattas in the natural dye range besides natural-dyed khadi sarees.
BITS wins business plan contest
The Goa campus team of BITS Pilani has won the All-India Asia Business Plan Competition level 1,conducted by TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Pune chapter in association with Rice University Business Plan Competition. The competition,which concluded on Tuesday,seeks to provide graduate students in Asia a real-world experience to finetune their business plans. President-elect of Pune Chapter Vishwas Mahajan said the idea was to foster entrepreneurship. Six teams – STEs SKN College of Engineering MBA,FLAME School of Business Management,University of Pune MBA,Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research MBA – IT,Lotus Business School and BITS Pilani Goa campus made presentations. The BITS Pilani Goa team won a cash prize of Rs 50,000 while runner-up FLAME team received a cash prize of 25,000. Pramod Chaudhary,founder and president,PRAJ,was the chief guest while Gaurav Mehra,Neil Salvi,Pratima Kirloskar,Sanjay Pradhan,Sameer Wagle and Dr S Sunderrajan were the judges in the final round.