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ICFAI Deemed University Launches BBA-MBA, B.Com-MBA and B.Sc (Data Analytics) Programs at its Off Campus Center, Bangalore




ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education announces the launch of 5 year, full-time, BBA-MBA and B.Com-MBA Integrated Programs and B.Sc (Data Analytics) from this Academic year 2021 at its Off Campus Center, Bangalore. These programs will be offered by ICFAI Business School (IBS) at its Kengeri Campus, Bengaluru, a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Deemed University.

Launch of BBA-MBA, B.Com-MBA & BSc (Data Analytics) programs

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education has been permitted by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India to start an Off-Campus Center at Bengaluru, Karnataka, from this Academic year 2021.

Prof. J. Mahender Reddy, Vice-Chancellor, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education gave some insights about the campus and its programs. “The ICFAI Business School was accredited for the BBA, MBA and PhD programs by AACSB, a world renowned accreditation agency. Less than five percent of the B- Schools in the world have achieved this. In India only about 15 B- Schools have got this accreditation out of about 5000.” “The focus will be on communication skills, critical thinking, inter personal skills and a good understanding of the domain knowledge with focus on applications to the real world,” said Prof. Mahender Reddy.

Prof. Mahender Reddy further said, “The off campus centre will work closely with the headquarters in Hyderabad for adoption of the best practices to ensure quality education in the Bengaluru center. To sum up, this off campus centre has the necessary infrastructure, faculty and good leadership to help the future students of this centre to achieve excellence in their chosen field and develop themselves into well-rounded personalities ready for a successful career.”

Prof. S. Raghunath, Professor-Strategy at IIM, Bangalore unveiled the Prospectus of all programs and addressed the media in a Press Conference held recently in Bangalore. In his speech he said, “This institution which was born out of the feeling that we must improve the quality of education in this country and committed itself to engaging in the process of learning. Dedication to continuous evaluation make sure that learning also happens along with certification.”

While mentioning about the pedagogy Prof. Raghunath further added, “ICFAI is engaged in curriculum design, continuous evaluation mechanisms which ensures that learning happens with contemporary content. More than 300 cases of ICFAI have been included in international text books. ICFAI faculty members have written 1004 refereed research articles, out of which 104 published in “A” class Journals. ICFAI has retained attention, engagement and interest in online education too during pandemic.”

BBA-MBA (Integrated) Program: The program provides an unique opportunity for undergraduate students to learn and earn two management degrees in five years. This combination offers a powerful learning experience and positions students to become successful and valued managers of blue-ship Indian/global companies as well as start-ups seeking new growth opportunities in high-technology industries or trying to disrupt mature industries.

Eligibility: Pass in Class XII or equivalent with an aggregate of 50% and above marks (any discipline) in English medium. Class XII (or equivalent) students who have appeared for their final examinations and awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

Exit Option: The BBA-MBA (Integrated) Program has an exit option. Students who successfully complete the first three years and fulfill the graduation requirements can exit and receive the BBA degree from the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed-to-be University), Hyderabad.

Award of Degree: Students who successfully complete all the 5 years and fulfil all the graduation requirements will be awarded the BBA & MBA Degrees by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed-to-be University), Hyderabad.

B.Com-MBA (Integrated) Program: By opting for an Integrated B.Com-MBA Program, students may study and acquire both the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in one go, which will save them time, money and energy. This combination offers a powerful learning experience and positions students to become successful and valued managers of blue-ship Indian/global companies as well as start-ups seeking new growth opportunities in high-technology industries or trying to disrupt mature industries.

Eligibility: Pass in Class XII or equivalent with an aggregate of 50% and above marks (any discipline) in English medium. Class XII (or equivalent) students who have appeared for their final examinations and awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

Exit Option: The B.Com-MBA (Integrated) Program has an exit option. Students who successfully complete the first three years and fulfill the graduation requirements can exit and receive the B.Com degree from the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed-to-be University), Hyderabad.

Award of Degree: Students who successfully complete all the 5 years and fulfil the graduation requirements will be awarded the B.Com & MBA Degrees by the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed-to-be University), Hyderabad.

B.Sc (Data Analytics) Program: The Program provides students the tools and the skills needed for improved data-driven decision making in just about every imaginable domain. In a fast change business environment, companies have to be fast, innovative and operationally efficient. Data Science plays a key role by helping understand customer preferences, improving R&D, streamlining logistics and reducing manufacturing costs. Indeed, Data Science has become a core capability for companies to establish and retain market leadership.

Eligibility: The candidates who have completed Class 12 with mathematics as one of the subjects are eligible for admission into the program. With multiple entry and exit options, the candidates can enter at any level if they have earned the required credits from other Institutes.

Objective To provide a comprehensive body of knowledge on Data Science/Analytics and facilitate the learner with multiple entry and exit options. At each exit level of the program, the candidates will be equipped with skills to take up challenging industry problems in the domain of Data Science. The multiple entry and exit options provide flexibility to the students.

Structure: The course structure consists of six semesters

a) Certificate in Data Analytics
b) Diploma in Data Analytics
c) B.Sc in Data Analytics

Exit option: A candidate who exits at level I is eligible to earn a Certificate in Data Analytics. A Diploma is awarded for a candidate who exits at Level II and B.Sc Data Analytics degree is awarded for a candidate who successfully completes all the three levels. A candidate can enter at any level of the program based on his/her qualification. An equivalence committee of ICFAI Business School, Bangalore will map the courses completed by the candidate and decides on the number of units required to get either a Certificate, Diploma or B.Sc Degree. For those who are entering at Levels II & III, a suitable program chart is created to manage their units and Academic Banking Credits (ABC).

Case-Based Learning: The case method is a key component of the academic program at IBS, which is one of the few institutions in India who have made case-based learning a critical component of pedagogy.

Internships: ICFAI Business School is unique in its approach towards practical training. IBS has integrated Internships into the curriculum. IBS feels that this approach is necessary as most of the students joining management programs in India have no work experience and therefore a longer exposure to the corporate environment through Internships will make them better equipped to take on the real-life business challenges.

Internships have a rigorous faculty monitoring system to ensure that the projects are done by the students to the satisfaction of the senior management of the company. Such efforts also strengthen the relationship with the industry and pave the way for placing students.

Faculty Members: ICFAI brings together a team of knowledgeable and committed faculty members from the academia and industry, and an excellent infrastructure to provide students the best learning environment to develop themselves into well groomed, industry ready professionals. During the last twenty-six years the institution has grown in all spheres, and today IBS is ranked among the top business schools in the country.

Pedagogy: The pedagogy which is a combination of lectures, case discussions, experiential learning, industry interactions and peer learning provides students opportunities to develop their interpersonal, critical thinking and decision-making skills which are valued by organizations. The co-curricular and extra-curricular activities managed by various student clubs provide students the opportunity to develop their team working, organizing, collaborating, and leadership skills.

Campus: ICFAI Business School is well equipped with a state-of-the art campus off Mysore Road in Southwest Bangalore having excellent facilities for academic enrichment, professional development and sports. A multi-speciality hospital, retail outlets and restaurants near the campus are other conveniences that the students value. The proximity of the campus to NICE Road, an expressway, and the upcoming Namma Metro provide fast connections to the heart of the city and beyond.

The three-storied building which has been built inside the campus takes the shape of a loop. The spacious classrooms facilitate interaction between the students and the faculty. When not in class, the students can get together in the food court to meet up over a quick snack or a leisurely lunch. The library has an extensive collection of periodicals, journals, and a wide assortment of books to support academic activity, including research. A health clinic with a doctor on duty is open during working hours for faculty, staff, and students.

About ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education
The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), Hyderabad is Deemed-to-be University under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. ICFAI Business School (IBS) is a constituent of IFHE. Recently IBS Hyderabad has received prestigious AACSB Accreditation. About 5,800 students are pursuing various programs in the Faculty of Management (ICFAI Business School), Faculty of Science & Technology (IcfaiTech), Faculty of Law (ICFAI Law School) and ICFAI School of Architecture, NAAC, an autonomous institute of University Grants Commission has also accredited The University with ‘A+’ Grade with an impressive score (institutional CGPA) of 3.43 out of 4.

Students seeking admission into the Integrated BBA-MBA, B.Com-MBA, B.Sc (Data Analytics) Program may contact for counseling & guidance and prospectus at:

Campus: 231, Near Check Post, Mysore Road, Kengeri, Bengaluru-560060.

Bengalore City Admissions Office: ICFAI-IGID, # 924, Ground Floor, 28th Main, 9th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru-560069, Mob: 91 – 8310940023 or 91 – 9533145456.

For more details log on programs.

Last date for submission of completed Application: End of September 2021.

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Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration is the Need of the Hour: Experts at PanIIT India Event




  • Ease of investment regulations and enhanced industry funding for research are the top priorities

  • Tamil Nadu CM, M.K. Stalin and J&K LG, Manoj Sinha graced the event as Guests of Honour

PanIIT India, an umbrella body representing the alumni of IITs, organized its flagship event – PI-WOT 2021Global Virtual Technology Summit on September 17th – 18th. The 36 hours long mega event with more than 100 eminent speakers, 15000 delegates and 10+ knowledge sessions witnessed compelling discussions on transformative technology and its adoption to generate empowering solutions for the world. The dialogues were facilitated through engaging verticals of seminars, hackathon competition and a startup showcase.

Shri M.K. Stalin, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Tami Nadu, the Guest of Honour, addressed the event by saying, “IIT has made proud contributions in Tamil Nadu’s growth and stood firmly in finding pioneering solutions. The state has a favorable ecosystem with highly skilled youth, surplus solar power and most number of SEZs making it an ideal place for innovative enterprises. We would want PanIIT to continue to collaborate with us in becoming a technical hub for emerging technology.”

Guest of Honour, Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, Jammu & Kashmir and an IIT BHU alumnus highlighted the rapid transformation triggered by technology and stressed upon the need for businesses and industries to adapt and keep pace with technological changes. Speaking on the reconstructive power of technology he added, “The days are not far when there wont be any electricity, electric cables or solar panels, as our windows, glass panels and roofs itself will generate electricity. Or the new education apps and modules with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, will make the teachers obsolete wherever possible.”

Delivering the grand keynote, Asha Jadeja Motwani, Founder, Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation, shared her thoughts on the reforms required to cultivate the business environment in India. “As an emerging global power, India must accept global corporate norms in the country and partner with global powers like United States or Israel on military front and this is something that the IIT alumni and startups should keep on their radar.” Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, brought a policy perspective and said, “We need right kind of policies for Science, Technology, and Innovation and we can see that there are encouraging developments taking place at this front.”

After the completion of inauguration ceremony and keynote addresses, the Summit moved on to have dialogues on the key themes of technology – AI, Automation, IoT, Cloud, Virtual Reality, and Digitization via multiple seminars and the involvement of 100+ distinguished experts. In subsequent sessions, experts across sectors deliberated upon the current industry scenario, emerging trends, challenges, and recommendations to foster an enabling environment for deep science and deep tech to solve some of the most critical world issues.

Industry veterans, Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman Axilor Ventures, Co-founder Infosys; Desh Deshpande, Life Member, MIT Corporation and K Ananth Krishnan, CTO, TCS stressed upon the need for a deeper collaboration between the industry, academia, and government. Experts also felt that the government must ease out rules for global capital to come to India and highlighted that industry funding for research should increase in future for greater success.

Some of the prominent names from the industry, Dr. Aloknath De, CTO, Samsung R&D India; Irina Ghose, ED, Cloud Solutions, Microsoft, India; Sanjay Kaul, President, APAC & Japan, Service Provider Business, CISCO; Jeyandran Venugopal, CTO, Flipkart; Smita Ojha, Engineering Director, Google Workspace; Abhinav Sinha, Global COO & Chief Product Officer, OYO; Arun Chandavarkar, MD, Biocon Biologics Ltd.; Sumit Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, CoinDCX, were part of the discussions that took place in the two-day virtual affair.

Mr. Krishen K. Dhar, Chairman, PanIIT Alumni India in his address said, “First, I would like to congratulate the winners of Hackathon and Startup Showcase. We hope the winners can bring about empowering change through their innovations. Second, the aim of this summit was to establish dialogues on new & latest technologies and to bring different stakeholders under one roof and encourage collaborations. Through PIWOT 2021, we have been able to advance these objectives and would continue to do so in future as well.

About PanIIT

PanIIT is the umbrella organization of alumni of IIITs around the world, working towards building a knowledge pool of people and resources to address global challenges. It represents over 200,000 graduates from all the IITs, and has active chapters in the US, India, Europe, Canada, Australia and Singapore. With IIT alumnus is top positions in the private and public sector, civil services, research and development, academia, and doing illustrious work, PanIIT has an ambitious agenda to direct its resource pool to undertake impact-making initiatives to create a better tomorrow.

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A Step towards Solving the Oxygen Crisis in Country, Albot Technologies Inaugurates O2 Plant in Pune




A 500 LPM oxygen plant was inaugurated by Mr. Ajit Pawar, the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Friday. The plant has been made operational by Albot Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in collaboration with D.Y. Patil International University (DYPIU) and is installed in the premises of D Y Patil Dnyanshanti School, Akurdi. This marked a monumental milestone towards a future with sufficient oxygen supply. To refresh one’s memory, during the second wave of the pandemic, India had immensely struggled with a rampant oxygen shortage. A sustainable solution to tackle such a critical issue was the need of the hour.

Mr. Ajitdada Pawar cuts the ribbon on Albot Technologies O2 Plant

The list of guests of honour also included the likes of Dr. Sanjay Patil – President, Dr. D.Y. Patil Pratishthan, Mr. Satej Patil – Chairman & Vice President Dr. D.Y. Patil Pratishthan, and Minister of State, Govt of Maharashtra and Dr. Prabhat Ranjan, VC D.Y. Patil International University.

The plant has been engineered to produce over 500 Litres of Oxygen per minute. It employs the well-known Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) technique by which the enriched oxygen is generated from the ambient air while filtering out the nitrogen. With the PSA technique, an oxygen purity of 93% can be achieved. Once the oxygen is generated, it can be directly supplied to the hospitals and industrial sectors.

“Our objective is to strengthen the oxygen manufacturing capacity in the nation to forestall the consequences as seen in the second wave of the pandemic. We are viewing this from a multidimensional perspective; enhancing the supply chain while keeping an eye on the evolving demand too,” said Dr. Akash Singh, CEO, Albot Technologies.

Under the Corporate-University collaboration, Albot Technologies has been in a partnership with DYPIU for technology, infrastructure, and healthcare projects.

This collaboration is fueled by the purpose to serve the community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and to develop indigenous O2 plant technology for future use under the “Make in India” initiative.

The specialized PSA technique used for this Oxygen plant is a “clean technology“. The raw materials used for this technique are only air and hence there’s no risk of contamination. The oxygen supplied via this plant can be stored for long-term usage and it’s completely safe to use because the chemicals used in the process are non-toxic.

Along with the added advantage of its capacity to produce 500 liters per minute, this O2 plant aims to annihilate India’s oxygen crisis substantially.

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Sirca Celebrates Jashn-e-Rang with Key Partners as they Believe ‘Ghar Hai Aapse’




Sirca, one of the leading Italian and premium wood coatings brands in India hosted an event for its dealers and distributors family on September 13. The colorful event was carried out by following all COVID protocols, and the company hosted this program to spread positivity among its stakeholders.

Sirca Celebrates Jashn-e-Rang Event

Named Jashn-e-Rang, Sirca organized this event to live up to the companys motto Ghar Hai Aapse With this event, the company made a positive move by showcasing how events can be carried out in a new normal scenario.

Apart from distributors, dealers, and stakeholders, Bollywood beauty Malaika Arora, and singer Khadke Glassy fame Ashok Masti also graced the occasion with their presence. “Even though the global pandemic has taken a toll on the entire business sector in India, Sirca believes in positivity, and we have now celebrated our past achievements by giving rewards and recognition to dealers and distributors. We also inaugurated our new office and manufacturing units, and it is a clear indication that business operations can be done without any toll in this new normal scenario. As the second wave of the pandemic has now waned in India, I strongly hope that all business operations will be bounced back strongly in the nation,” said Apoorv Agarwal, Sirca Joint Managing Director.

“When the pandemic badly affected the world of business, Sirca stood tall as an industry leader. By organizing this event, Sircas exuberance is a huge example and great inspiration for the market, it’s always a pleasure to partner with such a spirited brand,” said Darpan Sharma, CEO & Strategist, DigiStreet.

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