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Seminar discusses academia, industry relationship

india Updated: Sep 08, 2006 15:02 IST
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ICFAI BUSINESS School organised BIZCON 06 — a seminar on ‘Industry-institute interface: Emerging paradigms’ — at Hotel Sayaji recently.

The seminar was an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the latest industry trends and for the industry a chance to gauge the institute and its students for prospective placements.

The seminar was an attempt to explore how IBS Indore can work closely with industry, study the dimensions of academia-industry partnership and identify possible areas of providing inputs to make PG Program more useful to industry. Dainik Jagran chief editor Madan Mohan Gupta inaugurated the seminar.

CII MP state council chairman Sunil Chordia, keynote speaker of the inaugural session, in his address emphasised on the need for more research, development and consultancy projects between academia and industry.

The other theme speakers at the session, Tata Holset Ltd managing director S B Sheshadri and STI Sanoh chief operating officer Rajendra Prasad, who is also the CII Malwa zone chairman, gave insights on the theme and shared their corporate experiences with the students.

The post-tea session had corporate presentations of Ritspin by M K Mishra, CEO Grasim Industries Ltd by K K L Das, UTI Asset Management Company by S P Mohanty and Kotak Life Insurance by C S Sharma. During the post-lunch session, IBS Placement recruiters took up corporate presentation and feed back session.

ICICI Webtrade regional product manager Anand Bhaskar, HR manager Sweety Pohankar and GENPACT branch manager Vasudhara Shrivastava along with other placement/SIP recruiters shared their experiences and made presentation of their respective companies. Earlier, IBS Indore dean Dr Manoj Bhatia gave the welcome address. IBS faculty Prof D T Manwani proposed the vote of thanks.

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