Campus Roundup: IIM Calcutta wins KPMG Competition finals 2014

Updated: Mar 3 2014, 07:56am hrs
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 worlds 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 countrys top quality student communities.

Tata felicitates best student start-ups in India

Winners of Tata First Dot National CompetitionJury Choice (6 winners) and Tata First Dot Peoples 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 2014a 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 UAEs 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 Improving Our World Through Technology. He also shared his views on how technology will change the world, its convergence, and trends like mobility, Internet of Things and 3D printing.

Recognising sports as an industry key: CII-KPMG

KPMG under the aegis of CII has released a report titled Business of SportsShaping a Successful Innings for the Indian Sports Industry. It identifies key issues in the sports ecosystem and explores measures to develop a private-investment led sporting scenario. The reports states that resource scarcity in India makes it difficult for the government to attain the above objectives and calls for collaborative efforts of both the government and private sector towards strengthening the sports ecosystem. Sustainability of commercial ventures in the Indian sports sector would require sustained audience interest driven by Indias winning performances at global sporting events. Sports sector is seen to have a major socio-economic impact worldwide contributing to 1-5% of national GDP.

Siemens scholarship for engineering students

Siemens India has rolled out its scholarship programme, and as part of the first batch of the programme, 20 meritorious students were provided scholarships covering tuition and stationary expenses for the first year of their graduation course. Training, projects and mentorship provided by Siemens would acquaint the students with the dynamics of the industry. In the first phase, Siemens reached out to all government engineering colleges of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa. Sunil Mathur, CEO, Siemens India, said, Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. However, in India, the limited availability of skilled workforce has been creating a roadblock in the adoption of newer technologies. Siemens India endeavours to support and promote technical education.

Educomps Kickers Club for children in Bangalore

Little Millennium, a part of Educomp Solutions, has launched Little Millennium Kickers Club for pre-school children in Bangalore. It is a soccer training camp designed for pre-schoolers. Soccer has the potential to improve numerous motor skills in children, provide a vigorous workout, divert youthful energy into the game and generate team skills, leadership and coordination facilities among them.