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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

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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 www.ifheindia.org/integrated programs.

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

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Sushma Gets Ranked Best Developer in Punjab Based on Customer Reviews

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Delhi-based research firm International Brand & Research Forum (IBRF) gave AAA ratings based on customer satisfaction to Sushma Buildtech from Punjab and declared it the Best Developer in Punjab based on customer reviews. The survey was conducted across the region with a special focus on past customers; IBRF Global researched the quality & feedback index on various parameters to come up with the result.

Mr. Prateek Mittal, Executive Director,Sushma Group

Mr. Prateek Mittal, Executive Director, Sushma Group, said, “Our customers are the centre of our attention, and we value Customer Feedback and customer reviews as it helps us get to know our strength. We pay attention to the tiniest aspects in our grandest goals, and we make the biggest pledges in the tiniest details.

The Sushma Group has been a leading name in the real estate sector of Chandigarh right after its inception. The organization is known for providing world-class residential and commercial options with state-of-the-art amenities. A name to reckon with and is one of the top 10 developers in the Tricity region, the Group has a track record of delivering 14 projects in 13 years. The IBRF looked at the Sushma Customer Complaints over a period of time and compared with Sushma Customer Feedback for brand and specific projects. Sushma Customer Reviews were also studied and taken into consideration.

The Group has long valued customer satisfaction and has paid close attention to customer feedback. The Group has returned with their Happy Home Celebrations during the festival season to spread delight among homebuyers and present them with memories to last a lifetime. Every month, they are spreading happiness to 100+ families by satisfying them with superb, assured quality and the best location of their dream homes. They are encouraging individuals to enhance their celebrations by buying a new home.

Sushma has worked hard to ensure that all of its projects meet the highest standards of quality and consistency. The majority of its projects are located on PR7 Airport Road, which provides good connectivity.

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Oakridge Bengaluru School Principal Pallavi Mishra Speaks on Future of Learning

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In its 29 States and 7 Union territories, India has a staggering 20 million schools with 315 million students. Almost two third of these schools are government run and need more focus on professional development for teachers, holistic learning methods for students and technological integration in all aspects of daily school life. The tie up of 30 government schools in Delhi with IB (International Baccalaureate) the beginning of this reformation of schools and can truly accelerate equity in education.

Oakridge International School Principal Pallavi Mishra interacting with IB Students

IB is designed to evoke the curiosity in students about the world around them, thereby creating life-long learners. The curriculum is structured in a way that it exposes students to a wide range of activities, projects and experiences, that develop their personality and prepare them for the competitive world ahead. Right from p.y.p (primary years programme), children learn to approach problem solving in the design thinking method. Once a concept is introduced, it is researched, studied and understood through Math, English and Science. Consequently, children develop a transdisciplinary approach very early on. This habit of scientific investigation is nurtured in m.y.p (middle years programme) through the global contexts and approaches to teaching and learning. In fact, the vertical alignment of the curriculum is quite exception, what begins as unit of inquiry in primary, evolves into interdisciplinary unit and in d.p (diploma programme) it acquires a more formal structure through the extended essay and theory of knowledge. In other words, children are given several opportunities to explore and investigate a big idea in a structured manner with measurable outcomes. And in many ways, this form of learning provides the much-awaited reformation of the traditional Indian schooling system.

What is considered as extra-curricular in the traditional schooling system is embedded in the main academic curriculum and implemented via collaborative student-led initiatives. For instance, Oakridge Bengalurus JMUN (Junior Model United Nations) event is a platform where students speak as country delegates and debate over a host of on-going world issues from food crisis, to global warming and waste disposal. Events like these are one among the many in the IB way of learning, that nurture leadership, public speaking, and problem-solving skills in students

In the words of Sir Ken Robinson (International Advisor on Education) “It is time for an education system that is “flexible“, sees ‘connections‘ between all types of knowledge and provides ample ‘opportunities‘ for different ability groups and talents to flourish.”

To know more about Oakridge International School and their IB Programme visit www.oakridge.in/bengaluru.

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Amidst a Drop in Glove Prices – SRAM & MRAM Cements its Place in the Gloves Market

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The COVID -19 has reduced its intensity with the onset of the vaccines and stringent lockdown rules imposed by the Countries and Governments all across the globe, but in no way it has stopped completely. Slowly and steadily we are witnessing newer strains regularly, posing a challenge to healthcare authorities across the globe.

 

The world has seen a sea change in its attitude towards businesses and people. The synergies have somehow changed for good or worse. But one thing that stands out is the will to fight against all odds, be it the people or the businesses. One such business that started to thrive in the COVID-19 times is the business of Nitrile and Latex gloves. Almost, the whole world was running from pillar to post to secure allocations from glove manufacturers. Manufacturers doubled and sometimes trebled their capacities to accommodate the sudden surge. With the herd immunity in some locations, the entire demand of gloves peaked. Post that, with the advent of vaccines until the beginning of 2021, the demand suddenly died, resulting in an over-capacity produced lying in warehouses and ports and factories with businesses collapsing. Prices had dropped to almost pre-COVID levels with many businesses almost on the verge of shutting down their shops.

 

SRAM & MRAM Group a conglomerate from the UK, understanding the gravitas, has decided to make the glove business its mainstay. The brand has opted to continue the business against all odds. With its concentration on newer glove products and better marketing strategies, the group has decided to stay afloat in an otherwise shaky environment. The brand has taken such a bold step to continue further. All thanks to the TOP Gloves Corporation Bhd, the leading OEM supplier, world’s largest manufacturer of gloves to help salvage SRAM’s business initiatives in the Gloves market.

 

Special mention has to be made for Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, the Founder of TOP Gloves for extending his full support and helping in SRAM’s initiatives wholeheartedly. Dr. Hiranandani, Chairman of the SRAM Group conveys his heartfelt gratitude to Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai and the entire TOP Gloves Team for staying with SRAM and helping SRAM graciously and providing their dedicated support for their business in North America and Europe. With the continuous cooperation of Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai and his entire team, SRAM is expected to grow in the glove industry.

 

SRAM & MRAM Group was instrumental in launching a wide variety of PPE products and solutions under the brand name of “Walletz4u” to fight the pandemic. Currently, the brand is focusing on gloves of varying specifications, shapes, sizes and contours for varied industries. With the launch of Walletz4u, the group joins the league of the leading players to sell their own brand of gloves across the globe. SRAM & MRAM under its banner is currently looking to create a big foothold on all the premier types of gloves requirements without restricting itself to rubber and latex products.

 

Billionaire and the 8th richest person in Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Lim Wee Chai, the Executive Chairman and Founder of Top Glove Corporation Bhd, in the year 1991 started with 1 factory and 1 line and has since transformed the brand to being the largest glove manufacturer with a 26% market share across the globe with 50 production facilities and 800 production lines in Malaysia, China, Vietnam and Thailand. The company is also listed on Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) and the main board of the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

 

In 2015, Lim completed his PhD in Management from the University of Selangor in Malaysia. He was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration by Oklahoma City University in the United States in year 2016. In August 2018, Lim was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Entrepreneurship by Management & Science University, Shah Alam, Malaysia. In October 2020, Lim was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Business Management by the University of Cyberjaya and appointed as an Honorary Professor of the University. Tan Sri Dr. Lim was awarded the prestigious accolade Master and Country Entrepreneur of Malaysia by Ernst and Young.

 

The company today employs a sizeable number of employees across the globe directly or indirectly and Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai has made it his personal endeavor to take care of his employees. His philanthropic deeds need special mention as he and his wife donate a substantial portion of their income for the betterment of the community. His wife through her charitable venture Tzu Chi foundation has roped in Tan Sri to become a full-time volunteer for the efforts.

 

In spite of being the Chairman of the largest glove manufacturing company, Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai has helped new entrepreneurs achieve their due. SRAM & MRAM Group has been at the receiving end of Tan Sri’s graciousness to help take its baby steps, and will always be needing the cooperation and support of Tan Sri Dr. Lim Wee Chai.

 

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