The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has announced the admissions to the tenth batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), which is an opportunity for professionals interested in getting engaged in policy making and public system management. PGPPM is meant for candidates from both government and other than government sectors. Prof G Ramesh, chairperson, PGPPM, said, When the programme was launched a decade ago, it was exclusively meant for mid-career officers from the civil services. In recent years, it has been opened to candidates from outside the government as also to overseas applicants, and we are witnessing a strong interest from these candidates.
2012 WISE Prize for Education awarded to Madhav Chavan, an innovator of mass literacy
This years WISE Prize for Education has been awarded to Madhav Chavan, a former chemistry lecturer who devised a formula to bring education and literacy to millions at minimum cost. The Laureate of the 2012 WISE Prize for Education was announced at the opening plenary session of the fourth World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha, Qatar.
BSE Institute signs MoU with National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
BSE Institute and National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi, have signed a MoU. The ceremony took place at the Kochi campus of NUALS. The MoU was signed by Ambarish Datta, MD & CEO of BSE Institute, and Prof NK Jayakumar, vice-chancellor of NUALS.
Modern workplace but traditional at heart: TeamLease report
TeamLease Services has released the findings of its latest survey Superstitions@Workplace as part of its survey series to understand Indias new World of Work. The survey revealed that overall faith in personal belief or superstition is quite high (62%) among employees in India and more than half of respondents (51%) follow superstition at their workplace. While Vaastu Shastra and Feng Shui are the most common practices followed, the personal favourites are lucky charms like stones, colour-specific items, specific number-oriented items and bamboo shoots. The study states that management in India is generally adaptive to various superstitious beliefs of employees and does not restrict them from practising it at work as long as it does not negatively affect productivity.
St Columbus School, Delhi, wins Jet Toys & Skimmer at SAEINDIA AWIM Regional Olympics
St Columbus School, Delhi, team has won the AWIM Jet Toy & Skimmer Olympics that was held at Gurgaon recently. This event was supported by Maruti Suzuki and was held under the banner A World in Motion (AWIM). IV Rao, COO, engineering, Maruti Suzuki, said, Our objective through events like these is to connect with students in their formative years and provide them an out-of-classroom experience so that they understand the basics of science and engineering.
Amit Bhatia, the CEO of Aspire, wins $100,000 McNulty International Prize 2012
Aspen Institute India and Anne Welsh McNulty, trustee of Aspen Institute US, have named Amit Bhatia, the CEO of Aspire, as the fifth winner of the John P McNulty Prize, in recognition of his impact in training over 50,000 students from rural and disadvantaged backgrounds to be English-fluent, tech-savvy and problem-solving.