ICAI completes the second phase of campus placements
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) recently organised the second phase of their campus placement programme that helps fresh chartered accountants gain employment. The second phase of the programme for the current year began on March 15, 2011 and concluded on March 28, 2011 at six centers, namely, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Chennai. More than 120 recruiting entities participated in this programme. On the first day of the programme organised in Delhi and Kolkata, ITC offered a salary package of R13.92 lakh. The ICICI Bank offered jobs to 100 candidates. Some of the prominent employers include
Indian Oil Corporation, Genpact, Capital IQ, Vedanta Resources Plc, Reliance Industries Ltd, TCS, HSBC, Infosys and Nestle.
ICFAI celebrates 25 years of success
IBS Gurgaon recently celebrated the Silver Jubilee of The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), its parent organisation at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. MS Sahoo, whole time director, SEBI, was the chief guest, Prof SK Sharma, director-PCD, IBS-HO Hyderabad was the guest of honour and Prof YK Bhushan, campus head, IBS-Mumbai presided over the function. The guests were welcomed by Dr O.P. Gupta, senior advisor, IBS.
Ahmedabad University collaborates with Stanford University
Ahmedabad University has launched VentureStudio, a center for innovative business design in collaboration with center for design research at Stanford University. VentureStudio will bring together local and international resources to develop an ecosystem for innovative start-up ventures.
The new center will work with multidisciplinary teams of visionaries to create products and services that would meet needs of individuals and communities.
VentureStudio expects to launch approximately three new ventures every year. Participants will work together in teams, test their ideas, and learn from seasoned mentors. Other network partners include Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, the IIT, Gandhinagar, and the National Institute of Design.
At the launch event, Sanjay Lalbhaii, president of Ahmedabad University, noted “Ahmedabad has all of the raw material to be the Silicon Valley of India, and this is a small step towards establishing an ecosystem that identifies, supports, and rewards innovation and entrepreneurship.” VentureStudio will admit its first batch of entrepreneurs in the third quarter of 2011 in a newly renovated building on the Ahmedabad University campus. The initiative is supported by a group of prominent investors from Mumbai and Shrenik Lalbhai.