The International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) celebrated its 10th Annual Convocation Ceremony for the Batch 2009 2011 recently. The institute,spearheaded by Dr Pramod Kumar,invited corporate leaders and honchos for the programme. The event began with the traditional marching of the students in their graduation robes along with the Chief Guest R S Chopra,MD and Chairman,Piaggio Greaves Pvt Ltd,accompanied by the guest of honour,Krishna Mohan,CEO,Emami Ltd. During the ceremony,several awards were given out to deserving students. Dr Kumar said,It is the largest convocation ceremony which ISB&M has had over the last decade. Students are entering a new phase in terms of technology. Addressing the students,Chopra said,It is the responsibility of the institutes to build the students as brand ambassadors in the competitive corporate world. In today’s global world,you have to be different and better. Your ideas will differentiate you from others.
At the All India FLAME Essay Challenge competition for graduate and post-graduate students,organised by city-based FLAME School of Communication (FSC),participants had to write a 2000-word essay on Is Indian Democracy Alive and Kicking? Shivani Mathur from Jaipur and Saaniya Raashid from Nagpur emerged joint toppers. Mathur is a BSc (Home Science) student in ICG,IIS University,Jaipur,Raashid studies BBA in Tirpude Institute of Social Work,Nagpur. They shared the Rs 10,000 award. The second prize was shared by Sandeep Reddy Biddala,an undergraduate student in IIIT,Hyderabad,and Satya Prakash Pandey,a post-graduate student of National Institute of Technology,Surathkal,Mangalore. The third prize was awarded to Gurtej Singh,a post-graduate student of Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies,Pune,and Nupur Agarwal,a post-graduate student of Mudra Institute of Communications,Ahmedabad. A total of 579 students had registered online for the competition. Three hundred students of FLAME (Foundation for Liberal And Management Education) have returned to their Pune campus after DISCOVER India a travelling exhibit. The students captured the monuments and diversity of Indian culture through films,music,interviews and photography. They presented their discoveries to the panel of judges on April 13. Some of the projects commissioned this year were Solitudes in Silk,Tales of Terracotta Town,Pondicerry – a journey across cultures,Travelling with Tamasha,Pushkarnama,Kalaripayattu – standing the test of time,and Lucknow – the cultural paradigm.