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A conclave of milestones
HT Conclave Survey, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, February 26, 2013
First Published: 15:25 IST(26/2/2013)
Last Updated: 15:33 IST(26/2/2013)

The Hindustan Times Campus (HTC) Conclave on Excellence in Education 2013 was organised with the objective of felicitating private institutions who have made considerable contribution to education in the Delhi NCR region. A survey was carried out by HTCampus in association with Cfore, a multi-disciplinary research organisation. The survey spanning about 200 colleges across engineering, technology, management, mass communication, animation and fashion and hotel management was carried out on the basis of courses on offer, faculty, facilities, fees, placement, industry exposure, among parameters.

A special category, the Jury Awards for excellence extraordinaire was also instituted after individually auditing the infrastructure facilities of colleges. Planned, conceptualised and executed by HTCampus, the Hindustan Times Campus (HTC) Conclave on Excellence in Education was the first event of its kind

All about the awards
The Jury Awards were designed to felicitate colleges who have made extraordinary contribution to the field of education in various capacities. These categories were awarded to colleges who have gone beyond the regular course curriculum to offer a holistic learning experience to students. This section of awards was finalised after a rigorous round of cross checks and data validation whereby members from the survey team individually visited each college under consideration

Best Innovation in Industry Integration - This category recognised innovation of an institute in terms of a project,programme or any other initiative with a view to strengthen the industry academia interface in terms of student learning. And the award for Best Innovation in Industry Integration was presented to Amity University, Manesar Campus

The winning edge: Amity University, Manesar Campus has integrated academic learning with a plethora of innovations like military camp, moot court and Amizone - a forum where students and faculty can interact, track and know about various happenings virtually.
 
Best Innovation in Collaborative Learning - This category recognised innovation in terms of an initiative to promote meaningful collaboration with other educational institutes from India or other countries. The award for Best Innovation in Collaborative Learning was presented to Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

The winning edge: IMT Ghaziabad’s initiative on Centre for Rural Innovation, Capacity Building, Knowledge Management and  Entrepreneurship (CRICKET) undertaken in association with Kellog School of Management, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Project, Action Research Projects and international collaborations makes it one of the frontrunners  providing collaborative learning to the students.

Best Innovation in Technology - This category recognised technological innovation which translated to an integrated and enhanced module of teaching and learning across multiple campuses and environments. The award for Best Innovation in Technology was presented to Delhi School of Business

The winning edge: The  Delhi School of Business has enhanced its teaching efficiencies across campuses by devising collaborative tools, virtual communities and virtual learning environments. This has resulted to a world class learning experience. Some of ite technical initiatives are iLearn and iCampus, which are cloud-based Learning Management Solutions (LMS) within a three-fold innovation system, with a built-in framework to incorporate a detailed blueprint for laying down learning outcomes as required by AACSB International.

Profile of colleges that won awards:

Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication: The college offers postgraduate diploma in advertising and marketing communication, public relations and event management, and television

Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development: The institute offers a bachelor degree in hotel management.

Pearl Academy: Affiliated to Indira Gandhi National Open University, it offers courses in fashion and textile, fashion marketing and fashion merchandising.

Birla Institute of Technology, Extension Centre, Noida: This institute is affiliated to BIT Mesra and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in management, computer science, animation and multimedia.

Jaypee Institute of Information Technology: This institute under the Jaypee Group of Companies offers BTech, MTech and dual degree B Tech and MTech programmes.

ITM University: ITM University was founded to promote excellence in technical and management education.

JSS Academy of Technical Education: This institute  offers engineering and technology courses along with management courses.

Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology:  This institute affiliated to Uttar Pradesh Technical University offers bachelor of engineering and master of business administration courses.

Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology:  Affiliated to Uttar Pradesh Technical University it offers BTech and MTech programmes.

International Management Institute: This is a corporate backed management school offering post graduate diploma courses on management and human resource maangement.

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad: Known for its part time and executive management courses.

Birla Institute of  Management Technology: It  offers postgraduate diploma and PhD courses in business management, retail management and international business.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management:- It offers courses like post graduate diploma in finance management along with part time and executive postgraduate diploma courses.

Fore School of Management: It has courses like managerial decision-making, problem-solving, analytical reasoning, among others.

Jury Awards Excellence Conclave 2013

Mass Communication
Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

Hotel Management
Oberoi Centre for Learning & Development

Fashion Technology
Pearl Academy

Animation
Birla Institute of Technology, Extension Centre, Noida

Engineering
Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
ITM University
JSS Academy of Technical Education
Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology
Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology

Management
International Management Institute
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
Birla Institute of Management Technology
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management
Fore School of Management

Jury Awards
For  Best Innovation in Industry Integration
Amity University, Gurgaon Campus
Best Innovation in Collaborative Learning
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
For Best Innovation in Technology
Delhi School of Business


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