Monthly Archives: September 2017

Ms. Priyanka Pathak’s Invited Talk On “Career Guidance & Placement orientation for HR students”

MIT School of Telecom management (MTSOT) Pune organized an invited talk by Priyanka Pathak on 16thof September 2017 for the HR specialization students of Batch 2017-19.

Profile of Report on Priyanka Pathak’s Invited Talk

As a perfect blend of what a professional person should look like Ms Priyanka Pathak possess clear and visible traits and capabilities which a self made person should be in utmost need and it’s not a one day exercise and having such hands on experience in various industry one automatically need to be mentally and psychologically prepared and this only makes journey of one’s life more easier. Ms. Priyanka Pathak  hails from Madhya Pradesh and her first job was as field distributor in Nestle company as she possess management degree in Marketing domain (2009 – 2011) and she also possess MPM Degree from Pune University. She made a switch to HR domain and had also worked in Tata Motors as talent acquisition or in recruitment related role during initial days. Presently, she is working in Landmark Group as in Training and Development role and within one month she would be going to take Learning and Development role in Bajaj Finance.

Summary of a talk on “Career Guidance & Placement orientation for HR students”

The aim of discussion was to create awareness amongst the students about the core competencies on the basis of which a candidate is judged. The discussion emphasized on people skill and soft skills which are essential in order to succeed in HR domain. Further the session also addressed about the gap between the concepts that an individual learns and what the industry practices and understanding business scenarios will surely create a success path for students. The other major chunk of learning that the session focused was on being more aware about the surroundings and analyzing the business. One of the key take away of the session was to be open minded in the corporate world and be ready to devote into learning processes as attaining certain hands on experience leads to performance in short run and preferences in long run. The speaker mentioned that the journey of an HR trainee or manager revolves around recruitment which is the essence of HR domain along with this revolution one has to fulfill several other roles. The harsh reality of any business is that employers require individuals who are cost savers, who possess multi-tasking ability and act as catalyst. Candidates who understand their own strengths and weaknesses are preferred these days. In order to grow and develop the startup firms are going to be more suitable for fresher and experienced applicants as these organization offer an appropriate environment to take initiative and to innovate. The session was concluded by offering a mantra for success which is one must enjoy what he/she does and need to be enthusiastic about it.

Dr. Sunil Patil’s Invited Talk

“Corporate scenario and Entrepreneurship”

MIT School of Telecom management (MTSOT) Pune organized an invited talk by Dr. Sunil Patil on 14 th of September 2017 for the students of Batch 2017-19.Profile of Dr. Sunil Patil –

Prof. Sunil Patil is a former Director of Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM). Before joining Symbiosis, he has worked in various capacities at numerous esteemed organizations like Cognizant Technology Solutions, and BMC Software. He has worked with the International Institute of Information Technology (I 2 IT) as Professor in Advanced Networking & Telecom, Dean (Academics), & Vice President for International Relations. Presently, he is associated with Indus Valley Technologies as a founder and engaged in mentoring startups. Indus Valley Technologies focuses on consulting and education. He has got an international exposure as he worked at AT&T Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies in New Jersey, USA for 20 years. He was Director of Wireless
Networks Group in Bell Labs in Lucent Technologies. He was a key member in the Bell Labs
working on various analog and digital wireless technologies and integrated circuits.
He was awarded PhD by the Faculty of Management, Symbiosis International University in Pune, India. He has obtained MBA from Miller School of Business of Ball State University, Indiana, USA, MSEE with specialization in Communications Engineering from Charles Scheafer School of Engineering and Science of Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA, MASc with specialization in Digital Signal Processing from University of Windsor, Canada, and ME with specialization in Power Electronics from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute (VJTI), Bombay. He obtained BSEE from Nagpur University, India. His areas of interest are Wireless Communications, Rural Telephony, Signal Processing, Strategic Outsourcing, and Entrepreneurship. He has several publications in National and International journals. He is a member of IEEE Communications society and also a member of SIG for Telecom created by NASSCOM. He is also a member of several groups in CII.

Summary of a talk on “Corporate Scenario & Entrepreneurship”

Dr. Patil addressed a gathering of more than 70 students of MITSOT (Batch-2017-19) at seminar hall on a theme titled ‘Corporate Scenario & Entrepreneurship’ from 11 am- 1:00pm. Dr. Milind Pande welcomed him and shared the objectives of the invited talk. Prof. Sangeeta Dokey introduced the speaker to the audience. In his address Dr. Patil mentioned that the budding managers should focus on academics as many graduates are graduating in the coming years that will enhance competition for the employment. In such competitive scenarios the intrinsic motivation, sound conceptual knowledge and awareness about the practical aspects of business environment would carve a path for budding mangers by enhancing their skills. These unique aspects would help them in standout from the crowd. He mentioned about the difference between overseas education and Indian education systems. The overseas students pay their fees whereas in India students seek support from parents. In such scenarios seeking knowledge becomes important as it is a return on Investment made by the parents.. Dr. Patil mentioned that companies are continuously raising their expectations and preferring candidates who live up to the expectations. He explained that conceptual clarity, active participation and sincerity enhance probability of getting shortlisted. He emphasized that analyzing case studies, working on the industry projects /research projects would help the students in getting clarity about business scenarios. According to him, studying company details, dealing with the stakeholders of business, prepare good presentations, acquiring additional skills, writing white papers and acquiring additional relevant certification are the certain best practices which would help students to justify their employability. He also insisted that good ideas bring in lot of funding even from the government agencies and the young minds need to grab such opportunities by starting own ventures. IN such exercises even they fail they will learn. The session was followed by Question and Answers and formally concluded by Ms. Prachi Rajadnya who proposed the vote of thanks.

MITSOT Students Batch (2016-18) visited the District Court

All  students from MITSOT Batch 2016-18  visited the District Court on 14th & 15th Sept, 2017. The students were accompanied by Faculty Prof. Suhurd Neurgoankar, Dr. Rashmi Paranjpye,     Dr. Nutan Nigde and Dr.Neerja Aswale.The visit was permitted by the Registrar of the District Court. The day started with a brief note given to the students about the court and court rooms by Advocate J.B. Mane, Advocate F.D. Jadhav,Deputy Secretary ,MAHA-RERA Pune. The students visited various courts , including Civil ,Criminal,Family, Special . After visiting various court rooms gaining immense insight in the world of litigation the group was accompanied to designated court specially for offence related to women and child.The visit came to an end in the evening with a thanks giving note to Advocate J.B. Mane, Advocate F.D. Jadhav for enlightening the students.

MITSOT’s On-Screen Evaluation system (OSES)

MITSOT’s On-Screen Evaluation system (OSES) provides an extensive platform for evaluating pen and paper based summative examinations on computer screens. On-Screen Marking system completely automates the marking and scoring of summative/descriptive answer scripts into an accurate, simple, secure and efficient process.In this marking system, scanned paper based answer scripts are distributed electronically and marked on screen by examiners. Marks assigned by examiners as well as their comments and annotations are captured by the software throughout the marking process.

The entire marking process replicates the pen and paper based marking in a cost-effective and highly efficient manner. It conserves the advantages of pen and paper based testing, while automating the whole marking process.Key Features of OSES

Answer Script Digitization

  • After examination, answer scripts are collected and sent to a secure scanning facility, capable of processing huge volumes of scripts
  • Answer scripts are scanned using high speed scanners and uploaded into On-Screen Marking system for further processing
  • No paper scripts are sent to Examiners

Examination Administration

  • Administrator and Senior Examiners can configure complete examination related activities through this module Subjects, question papers and marking schemes are managed in a paperless environment
  • Administrator can configure and initiate practice and live marking sessions Practice Session/Standardization

Live Marking

  • Electronic allocation of answer scripts to certified examiners.
  • Examiners mark allocated answer scripts using OSES software on computer screens within the stipulated time.



  • Senior examiners can monitor the progress of all the examiners in real time having a better control over the entire marking process
  • Data gathered from marking can be used for analysis to gain deeper insights into performance

 Result Compilation

  • Post completion of script checking, marks are exported for preparing results in multiple formats such as .CSV, .PDF, etc.
  • Results can be compiled in batches or selectively as per the needs of the user

Marked Scripts Archival

All marked answer scripts are archived in Document Management System for long-term preservation of the answer scripts


Reporting & Monitoring Real time reports and alerts for examiners Total Visibility of marking in Progress Result Preparation Compilation of student marks in specified format

Archival of Marked Scripts

Bar-Coding of Answer Books Conceptualizing On-Screen Marking Focus on Efficiency and Quality

  • Complete eradication of administrative errors like incorrect totaling, unchecked questions and incorrect awarding of marks
  • Elimination of manual data entry errors as system automatically records the marks assigned for each answer script Significant Cost Savings & Effort
  • Eliminates the need to send paper scripts to different evaluation centres and re-packing them after checking for sending to head office for further processing reducing logistics costs considerably
  • Automated totalling of marks and no unchecked questions leads to negligible rework and rechecking costs by other examiners
  • The entire marking process can be completed within a matter of days resulting in reduced turnaround times and huge savings for examination bodies
  • Reduced support staff costs for handling and sorting of physical scripts post marking
  • Reduced cost, effort and time in complying with RTI, to make answer scripts available to students. Instead of mailing Xerox copies of marked scripts to candidates, secure online access of archived marked answer scripts can be provided on request Simplifies Marking Process
  • Flexibility of marking from a centralized or remote location within a secured environment
  • Answer scripts can be distributed electronically to any examiner across any region
  • Maximized screen area to view scanned answer scripts
  • Annotations to replicate actual marking
  • Captures question specific marks and comments
  • Ability to search and review answer scripts by multiple search criterions including examiner,exam centre, etc. Mitigates Risk and Enhances Security
  • Masks candidate details from examiners
  • Physical scripts are securely archived with the examination body and scanned images are secured, encrypted and archived in image server with strong authorization and authentication procedures
  • Answer Scripts are digitally signed by each examiner. Post marking, checked answer scripts are archived securely in a document management system.
  • Limited movement of paper scripts resulting in negligible probability of misplacing answer scripts or getting misused Benefits of On-Screen Marking Screen

Ex-Capt Subash Krishnan’s Invited Talk on “Current Business Environment”

MIT School of Telecom management (MTSOT) Pune organized an invited talk by Ex-Capt Subash Krishnan on 16th of September 2017 for the students of Batch 2017-19.

Profile of Ex-Capt Subash Krishnan – As an Army Officer with the Infantry, have demonstrated the mental and physical robustness and leadership skills to command and lead troops in operations at the LOC, as well as in inter formation professional competitions, war games and large scale training exercises. Over ten years with Bennett Coleman and Co., publishers of The Times of India and The Economic Times, with an outstanding track record in terms of growth and market share. A powerful speaker, have delivered workshops for both professionals and students with consistently excellent feedback as a facilitator. He has conducted several workshops on Public Speaking and Presentation skills, Effective Communication, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Business Writing, Personal Effectiveness, Leadership, Group Discussion and Interview Techniques, Introduction to media.Summary of a talk on “Current Business Environment”

Mr.Subash Krishnan addressed a gathering of more than 90 students of MITSOT (Batch-2017-2019) at seminar hall from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on a theme titled “Current Business Environment”. Prof. Sangeeta Dokey welcomed him for the session and introduced him to the audience. He specially focused on the aspect called––General awareness of the business environment among the students. According to him general awareness of the business environment helps students in occupying good positions in the corporate and discharge important responsibilities. He further differentiated between people being more successful and less successful managers and emphasized that successful managers are have more awareness of business environment. This awareness helps in enhancing their competencies, modifies their approach toward a problem, improves their performances and helps them in adapting the change. This awareness also enhances their risk taking abilities. He also emphasized on the patterns of changes occurring and how important it is to update for the students as learning is an ‘On Going Process’.

He further conducted the activity wherein he displayed 20 odd questions on the screen one by one and asked us to answer them. Later all the questions were being discussed for the topics like – BRICS, Demonetization, Vishal Sikka and Narayan Murthy Issue to name a few. He mentioned that adapting the changes, dealing with complexities and addressing the competition would be the challenges in future, so be ready in advance for the uncertainties.

The session was an Eye Opener for all the students. The session was concluded by Mr. Chaitanya Deshmukh who proposed vote of thanks.

9th Annual Convocation Ceremony of MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) for the Batch (2015-17)

The 9th Annual Convocation Ceremony of MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT), for the Batch: 2015-17 students, was held at Sant Dnyaneshwara Hall, MIT College Campus, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune on 9th September 2017.Dr. Milind Pande, Project Director, MITOST welcomed the guest and highlighted the various achievements like MITSOT being ranked amongst top 50 b Schools in NIRF ranking by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, brand ambassadorship of Digital India, Outstanding Placements and recent developments at the Institution.The chief Guest Mr. Himanshu Goel, MD, Syniverse(India Middle East & Africa ) complimented MITSOT for its great achievements. He appealed the students to have an open mind, imagination and being ambitious. He underlined that the students are fortunate and are privileged to be in the Telecom Sector. He concluded the speech with simple message that student should have self-belief and follow their passion.Mr. Mr. Kalpan Desai, VP HR, Janalakshmi Financial Services, Maharashtra,  the guest of honour shared his words of wisdom and showed the willingness to help the young minds. He highlighted the opportunities in digital world, staggering data consumption and evolution of connected Intelligence.Mr. Vivek Golani, Regional Director -West, Spice Digital Ltd complimented for its various achievements. He reinforced the importance of continuous learning, dignity in work, discovering the virtues and challenging oneself.Dr. Vishwanath D Karad, Founder- President and Director General, MAEER’s MIT Pune, presided over the ceremony. He first of all congratulated the parents, awardees and all the post-graduating students. He reminded that the words of Swami Vivekananda will be realised in the 21st Century and India will be emerge as the Knowledge corridor of the world. This will be the century of mother India. He also said that religion is nothing but performing one’s duties. Religion is simply a way of life. The whole universe is the manifestation of pure intelligence and pure consciousness. He concluded that Union of Science and Spirituality alone will bring peace to the mankind. Dr. Karad dwelled upon the need for research on understanding networking and chemistry of minds. He urged the students to be physically fit, mentally alert, spirituality elevated, and intellectually sharp. The passing out students were blessed by the Founder & Executive President of MAEER’s MIT, Pune, Hon. Dr Vishwanath. D. Karad, in his Presidential Speech.

The ceremony was graced by stalwarts from the Industry, Board of Studies members, Academia and Digital and Print Media besides Alumni participants of MITSOT.

The function was attended by the both visiting and regular faculty members, non-teaching staff & students of the Institution.

The number of students who were awarded Degree Certificates at this convocation was 118. Besides the award of degree at the Institute, students were also awarded various prizes and medals for their meritorious and extracurricular performance. This reciprocal speech was given by Ms. Sayali Dipankar, Ms. Priyamvada Chauhan, Ms. Shruti Shrivastava and Mr. Lucky Wadhwani.

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Dr. Shalaka Shah’s Invited Talk on “Competency development for the placement purpose”

MIT School of Telecom management (MTSOT) Pune organized an invited talk by International Faculty, Dr. Shalaka Shah on 2nd of September 2017 for the students of Batch 2017-19.Profile of Dr. Shalaka Shah – Dr. Shalaka Shah is an Adjunct Faculty for Competence Development and a Business Excellence Researcher at Steinbeis School of International Business & Entrepreneurship (SIBE), Germany. She has earned a doctorate in Pedagogy & Psychology for the topic of work-life balance and career success. She has done double Master degree in Psychology of Excellence Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU), Munich Germany and in Counseling Psychology from SNDT University Pune. She is a licensed KODE® & SCA ® competence trainer approved by Steinbeis University, Berlin. The competence license is widely accepted across Europe. She is the first Indian to hold this license. Dr. Shah has an experience of psychological testing and counseling for over a decade. She delivers lectures, conducts workshops on the topics of work life management and competence development. Dr. Shah is the creator of Work-life360o audit’ program one of its kind in India. Some of her renowned beneficiaries include Central Bank of India Insurance Institute of India, SGS India Pvt. Ltd., Samvit School of Infrastructure and Business. She endeavors to research topics like work life balance, competency development and business leadership education. She aims to co-operate with international universities and/or companies. Dr. Shah holds scholarly publications presented at various conferences and symposiums.Summary of a talk on “Competency development for the placement purpose”

Dr. Shalaka Shah addressed a gathering of more than 100 Students of MITSOT Batch (2017-19) at seminar hall on a theme titled “Competency development” from 10:00 am to 12:00pm. Prof. Sangeeta Dokey welcomed her for the session and introduced her to the audience. Dr. Shalaka Shah emphasized on capitalizing the student’s strengths and knowing their weaknesses. She also conducted the ‘employability check’ activity wherein the assessment of each individual was made from the view point of neighbour student sitting him/her. The Assessment sheet included 16  management competencies points on which the students were rated. She spoke about the importance of how a person carries, conducts himself/herself, and behaves in the norms of the employment. Hands on experience through projects and competencies go hand-in-hand. She shared her experience of “Germany” that how being competent, confident, making right decisions at the right time, communication skills and having knowledge of the language helped her in that particular situation. Coming out of your comfort zone, know yourself well was the lesson. She focused on The person’s capacity to execute tasks.  Competencies is the combination  of  ‘Qualifications, Knowledge and Right attitude’.  Network  for yourself  and  for  your  company. Have the awareness of the corporate. It is important to choose what information you want to convert it into knowledge.Competencies are the abilities to act and react in a self- organized creative way in the face of new non predictable open situations. Doing same things in a new way is one of  the aspect. She concluded the session with a video which changed our perspective towards the story of A Rabbit and the Tortoise. The interpretation was wonderfully done. The session was formally concluded by Ms. Anjali Dande who proposed vote of thanks.

Mr. Anand Munshi’s Invited Talk on “Paradigms for Peak Performance”

MIT School of Telecom management (MTSOT) Pune organized an invited talk by Mr. Anand Munshi on 9th of September 2017 for the students of Batch 2017-19.Profile of Mr. Anand Munshi – Anand Munshi is a mechanical engineer who pursued his management education in computer science and finance specialization. Further he also had his future education with MIT in e-commerce and programming. He is a Futurist, Management Thinker and Success Coach having more than 15 years of experience in Strategic Consulting for internationally reputed Telecom & Financial Institutes. He is Peak Performance Author & Corporate Coach with focus on Thought Leadership & Business Transformation. He consults US Fortune 500 & British MNCs to develop mind-set for excellence. His Engaging & Thought Provoking Modules are designed based on years of research on Fundamental Success Principles of Employee Engagement and Empowerment to bring Sustainable & Meaningful Competitive Edge. He reaches over 20 million readers everyday with his Life-Coach Columns. At present he works as FOUNDER & DIRECTOR at Paradigms for Peak Performance, Melbourne. Australia. He has traveled all across the globe as a speaker, thought leader corporate coach business consultant and peak performance expert. His areas of expertise are employee engagement, leaders’ empowerment and organizational transformation. He is India’s most searched Motivational Speaker & Corporate Coach in Google in 2016. He is the only Indian author who incorporated Peak Performance with Personal Effectiveness & Business Transformation. He has written 5 books and speaks 4 languages. He contributes to academia by conducting workshops on 7 modules titled Personal Effectiveness, Lateral Leadership, Employee Engagement & Empowerment, Customer Centricity, Sales Business Transformation, and Innovation & Competitive Edge. These modules are developed after 20 years of international research and competitive intelligence.Summary of a talk on “Paradigms for Peak Performance”Mr. Munshi addressed a gathering of more than 120 students of MITSOT (Batch-2017-19) at seminar hall on a theme titled ‘Paradigms for Peak Performance’ from 10:45am- 12.45pm. Prof. Sangeeta Dokey welcomed him for the session and introduced him to the audience. In his address Mr. Munshi emphasized on various aspects related to self-management for improving individual’s own performance. According to him it is the sense of meaningful incompleteness that leads to peak performance. Further he also mentioned that individuals’ having better control on their own actions are leading the world. He appealed all the tsudents that at this stage of Post-graduation they should start taking their own decisions and also taking the responsibility of their own decisions.   He emphasized that habits like being decisive and being in present are the keys for being peak performer. According to him fixing error on time, less dependence on technology as well individuals and not giving excuses are the essentials to be a peak performer. He added that VUCA-volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity are the characteristics of the future. He justified that great readers are great leaders. He mentioned that adapting the changes, dealing with complexities and addressing the competition would be the challenges for future. He asked students not to get trapped by fear of failure, poor self-image and negative conditioning as future is not leap of logic it’s leap of faith. All students enjoyed the session very much .The session was concluded by Ms. Saloni Saxena who proposed vote of thanks.

Dr. Nitin Parab’s Invited Talk on Think Tomorrow -“Future Enterprise”

MIT School of Telecom management (MTSOT) Pune organized an invited talk by Dr. Nitin Parab on 1st of September 2017 for the marketing and finance students of Batch 2016-18.

Profile of Dr. Nitin Parab

Dr. Nitin is an author-strategist-evangelist. He is presently associated with Crosslink International as a founder and CEO and also the India Head for SRE- USA. He is global advisor at Adroit – Mexico- India Trade and Business and a project director at I-Watch-NGO. He is also associated with Navkar Skills Training as an advisor. Dr. Parab was also with Sakal Infotek and Sakal Printers as a Chief Operating Officer and with Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture as Chairman- MSME Council.  Dr. Parab was also associated with Indo American Society as Chairman and Editor- Publications. Dr. Parab authored 3 books till now and one more in the process of publication. Other than the books Dr. Parab holds scholarly publications presented at various conferences and symposiums. He is a coach, mentor and regular column writer for newspapers.

Summary of a talk on “Future Enterprise”

Dr. Parab addressed a gathering of more than 50 students of MITSOT at seminar hall on a theme titled Think Tomorrow -‘Future Enterprise’ from 10:45am- 12.45pm. Prof. Sangeeta Dokey welcomed him for the session and introduced him to the audience.

To begin with, Dr. Parab selected two boys and 2 girl student to know the view on what they think about tomorrow’s Business Context ,  The  students expressed their view about tomorrow and what would they like to focus on . In his address Dr. Parab emphasized on the 3 key aspects in context of future organizations. According to him these are the 3 E’s which future organizations looking for. He justified that Energy, Economics and Enterprise would be pillars of the future. He enforced on the fact that material, mental, emotional and spiritual energy are the various forms of energy which offers competitive advantage in the drastically changing environment. The constantly changing environment is going to offer three choices to the job seekers. These are Sink- because of lack of knowledge, Swim-with little knowledge and Surf- with enhancing learning attitude. In order to elaborate these perspective he shared his experiential learning with the audience. According to him, future enterprises would be small in size and would believe in collaborations and value creation. These organizations would be game changer and overshadow the ruling ones. Therefore, according to him in order to be a part of such organizations the job seekers must know the process and stages of transformation.

Dr. Parab also spoke about inside view of the future enterprise, characteristics of future employees and characteristics of future manager. He provided a systematic approach for the future organizations that focuses on LURE i.e. Learn, Unlearn, Re-learn and experience.  In order to justify his thought process he quoted relevant examples of the world’s renowned organizations to name a few Facebook, Instagram, Airbnb, and Redbus. He highlighted the importance of continuous learning in the context of entrepreneurship. He concluded the session by mentioning a case emphasizing on Akshay Kumar.

The session was formally concluded by the Deputy GS of student cabinet, Mr. Aman Mohgaonkar who proposed the vote of thanks.