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World Telecom Day Conference 2017

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Data can give competitive advantage to companies – Big Data Experts

While telecom industry is going through tough times, Big Data will have a big impact and will give competitive advantage to companies according to experts. MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) as a part of its World Telecommunication Day program had organised a special Conference focusing on “Big Data for Big Impact” at MIT- WPU premises at Kothrud, Pune.

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Mr. Mohan Sathe, Vice President – Operations, Global Sourcing Group (Chief Guest), Dr. Sunil Patil, Managing Director, Indus Valley Technologies (Guest of Honor), Mr. Prashant Pansare, Managing Director, Inteliment Technologies (Conference Chairman) and Dr Milind Pande, Project Director, MITSOT were present at the Inaugural session.

Welcom Address by Dr Milind Pande, Project Director, MITSOT
Welcom Address by Dr Milind Pande, Project Director, MITSOT

The annual MITSOT Telecom Awards were also given away on the occasion to leading organizations who have performed exceedingly well in their respective sectors like Telecom, ICT etc.

The companies who received the Awards for 2017 included REDINGTON INDIA LTD (Excellence in Supply Chain Solutions in IT and Digital Life Style Products), SIGMA OSS SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD. (Excellence in Catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies), SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDIA (Excellence in reducing energy expenses, meeting sustainability goals, improving performance and guaranteeing uptime for telecom players as well as deploying & operating data centers for telecom services while using colocation & cloud services to increase revenue), LAVA INTERNATIONAL LTD. (Excellence in Mobile Handset Manufacturing (Make in India) and SAVEX TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD. (Excellence in Information & Communication Technology Distribution Services)

Mr. Mandar Khare, Dy. General Manager, Redington India Ltd. receiving the award
Mr. Mandar Khare, Dy. General Manager, Redington India Ltd.
receiving the award
Mr. Sandeep Deshmukh, Delivery Director – Pune Center, Sigma OSS Systems India Pvt. Ltd. receiving the award
Mr. Sandeep Deshmukh, Delivery Director – Pune Center, Sigma OSS Systems India Pvt. Ltd. receiving the award
Mr. Manish Gokhale, Director – Business Development, Schneider Electric India receiving the award
Mr. Manish Gokhale, Director – Business Development, Schneider Electric India receiving the award
Mr. Punit Kadam, Business Unit Head - Rest of Maharashtra, Lava International Ltd. receiving the award
Mr. Punit Kadam, Business Unit Head – Rest of Maharashtra, Lava International Ltd. receiving the award
Mr. Bhupesh Tank, Zonal Manager, Savex Technologies Ltd. receiving the award
Mr. Bhupesh Tank, Zonal Manager, Savex Technologies Ltd. receiving the award

A panel discussion on “Big Data for Big Impact” was held on the occasion. Mr. Vinay Gupta, Head – Data Analytics & Business Excellence, Suzlon Group moderated the session while experts including Mr. Bhupesh Gahrotra, Vice President – Technology, Accenture Solutions, Mr. Kishor Himane, Director – Global Services, PTC India, Mr. Sanjay Patwardhan, Head – BI and Data Analytics COE, Cybage Software and Mr. Prasad Deore, Regional Head, NASSCOM participated in the discussion.

A panel discussion on “Big Data for Big Impact”
A panel discussion on “Big Data for Big Impact”

Mr. Mohan Sathe in his Keynote Address said that while telecom industry was witnessing turbulent times, this challenge should be taken as an opportunity . All the big enterprises today require big data to get more clarity on their operations and therefore students of Telecom should also look at other enterprises for career opportunities other than just Telecom companies. Dr Sunil Patil said that change in the business dynamics is driving the overall change. Dynamics have shifted to demand side and telecom companies need to be consumer centric. Revenue generation today has to come from data as voice is free. Also companies need big data for optimizing internal operations and reducing costs. Also Digitization in companies is bringing about a big digital transformation. However all said and done, ultimately data should help solve challenges and issues we face everyday.

Address by Mr. Mohan Sathe, Vice President – Operations, Global Sourcing
Address by Mr. Mohan Sathe, Vice President – Operations, Global Sourcing
Address by Dr. Sunil Patil, Managing Director, Indus Valley Technologies
Address by Dr. Sunil Patil, Managing Director, Indus Valley Technologies

Mr. Prashant Pansare said that Telecom today is labelled as Data Centric Business. There is a lot of raw data available but it needs to be analyzed in the right manner for it to give the competitive advantage. He also complimented MITSOT for organizing such Conference since it facilitates industry-institute interaction and that too on such important subjects. He said that everyone talks of the bridging the gap between the Industry & Academics but these kind of initiatives, which witnessed participation of management students in such large numbers was indeed heartening and a welcome step.

Address by Mr. Prashant Pansare, Managing Director, Inteliment Technologies
Address by Mr. Prashant Pansare, Managing Director, Inteliment Technologies

Dr Milind Pande welcomed the Industry delegates while Dr. Jaideep Jadhav, Head – Examinations, MITSOT presented the vote of thanks.

 

 

INTERACTION WITH Mr BIMAL DAYAL – CEO INDUS TOWERS

BIMAL DAYAL 1 Mr. Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers Ltd visited MITSOT on 14th June and interacting with our Students & Faculty. The association of MITSOT and Indus Towers continues since the past 8 years and his presence & expertise during the interaction added immense value to the overall proceedings.

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The session was a fantastic learning experience for the Students and faculty alike. Sharing of his vast experience and your life journey was a great motivation for everyone present. His inputs on the current industry scenario and the telecom sector in particular was an eye-opener. This analysis could only have come from an Industry veteran like Mr. Dayal. He also spoke on Indus Towers’ values ‘EXCITE” which focus on Excellence, Customer, Integrity, Teamwork and Environment. He also appreciated the fact that MIT Group of Universities too believes in imparting value based education to their students and that Indus Towers too believes in these values.

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MITSOT is also grateful to him for consenting to the collaboration between Indus Towers & MIT Group of Universities which was proposed during the interaction with the faculty members. The next meeting which will be held with your Chief of Technology & his team along with MIT Group of Universities will identify new avenues for collaboration across different areas such as research, projects etc. This industry-academic partnership will significantly go a long way in strengthening our association in the times to come.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2017

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Every year, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) organizes World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) with an objective to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

Since its inception in 2007, MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT), Pune has been taking forward this vision by celebrating this important initiative and awarding leading ICT players for their outstanding contributions in their respective fields.

ITU’s WTISD theme for 2017 is “Big Data for Big Impact”. Focusing on this theme, MITSOT has organized a half-day Conference on Friday, 21st July 2017 at Sant Dnyaneshwar Hall, MIT Kothrud Campus, Pune from 10 am to 2 pm.

 Leading experts in the field of Big Data Analytics will share their expertise and experience vide their address and as panelists at the Panel discussion. This Conference is chaired by Mr. Prashant Pansare, Managing Director, Inteliment Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

 Some of the Experts at the Conference include : 

  1. Prashant Pansare, Managing Director, Inteliment Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Sunil Patil, Former Director, Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
  3. Vinay Gupta, Head – Data Analytics & Business Excellence, Suzlon Group
  4. Bhupesh Gahrotra, Vice President – Technology & Solution Architect, Accenture Services
  5. Kishor Himane, Director – Global Services, PTC India Ltd.
  6. Sanjay Patwardhan, Head – BI and Data Analytics COE, Cybage Software
  7. Prasad Deore, Regional Head, NASSCOM

Post the panel discussion, we will have presentation of MITSOT Telecom Awards. These will be presented to select Organizations to felicitate & commemorate the Excellence that they have achieved in their respective fields (related to Telecom, Information, Community, Technology etc.). The organizations who will receive the awards include :

  • REDINGTON INDIA LTD.Excellence in Supply Chain Solutions in IT and Digital Life Style Products
  • SAVEX TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.Excellence in Information & Communication Technology Distribution Services
  • SIGMA OSS SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD.Excellence in Catalog-driven software solutions for communications, media, and high-tech companies
  • SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDIAExcellence in reducing energy expenses, meeting sustainability goals, improving performance and guaranteeing uptime for telecom players as well as deploying & operating data centers for telecom services while using colocation & cloud services to increase revenue”
  • LAVA INTERNATIONAL LTD. (LAVA MOBILES)Excellence in Mobile Handset Manufacturing (Make in India)
  • STERLITE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.Excellence in Optical Communication Products & Telecom Software
  • SAMSUNG PAY –Excellence in Mobile Payment Service
  • AMDOCS INDIA –Excellence in Software & Services to the world’s most successful communications and media companies
  • CIO DIGITAL FOUNDATION – “Excellence in transforming India into digital empowered country by adopting technology and building the skill gap between the talent pool and the industry”

Participants at the Conference will include Industry delegates from different sectors as well as select post graduate management students specializing in Telecom Systems, Finance, Marketing and HR.

ICICI direct Centre for Financial Learning’s Centre for Excellence in Finance

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ICICI direct Centre for Financial Learning (ICFL) is an initiative of ICICI Securities Ltd. set up with an objective of simplifying financial knowledge and increasing financial literacy. ICFL training programmes are categorized under Investment Education Programmes and Professional Certification & Development Programmes. More than 4 lakh students, professionals and investors have acquired practical knowledge through various ICFL programmes over the years. ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning has been conferred with the Award for Innovation in Learning and Best Online Learning Solution at the World Education Congress. It also won the Emerging Brand Award at CMO Asia in Singapore.

ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning has gained industry expertise through years of practice in the domain of Financial Services. The world of Finance in general financial services in particular is becoming more and more specialized. This has resulted in a need of global professional industry certifications which are tailor made with global outlook and industry requirement. Delivery of training on these certifications by an Industry leader results in further extension of knowledge as they add to it the ‘Practioner’s Approach’. With this perspective, ICFL is pleased to associate with  MIT School of Telecom and Management Studies for its Centre for Excellence in Finance.

The association between MIT School of Telecom and Management Studies and ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning aims to offer some benefits mentioned below to the students of MIT School of Telecom and Management Studies.

Bridge Skill Gap: Bridge gap between industry requirements and academic output by enhancing the competencies of students

Specialized Domain Skills: Acquisition of specialized skills and knowledge by students through Globally Recognized Certifications

Practical Curriculum: Training from practitioners to acquire a practitioner’s outlook

Expert Faculty: Access to experienced faculty from all over India

The ICICIdirect Centre for Financial Learning (ICFL) aims to address the learning needs of students in the domain of Finance through its Professional Certification and Development Programmes that have a practical and implementable approach. These programmes are focused to create next generation leaders by expanding the pool of qualified and certified professionals in the industry. They are also focused to provide better employment opportunities and competitive advantage over others.

The various Professional Certification and Development Programmes offered by ICFL are

  • Training for international certifications like Certified Financial Planner (CFPCM) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®)
  • Joint Certificate programmes in Stock Markets with National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM)
  • Certification programmes in Finance in association with esteemed institute’s like XLRI Jamshedpur, Indian Institute of Management ( IIM )Indore, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (FS), International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi and All India Management Association (AIMA)
  • Workshops on Capital Markets

Mode of Delivery: The mode of delivery of these programmes is through ICFL’s Virtual Classroom( V-Class)

vclassV- Class is ICFL’s endeavor to introduce a platform that has features of real-time virtual interactions where virtual lectures are delivered by the expert faculties, industry professionals and academicians. Equipped with its numerous functionalities, V-Class provides the student flexibility to attend the program at his/ her convenience from college lab and home on any device (for e.g. desktop, laptop or a hand held device). The student has access to the recorded sessions which is subject to necessary approvals.

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FOUNDATION PROGRAMME FOR BATCH 2017-19

As has been the practice at MITSOT, this year too, a three week foundation programme was organized for the new students of Batch 2017-19. The objective of this programme was manifold viz.:

  • Introduce them to the Corporate World i.e. from Campus to Corporate
  • Highlight Expectations of the Industry from fresh management students
  • Providing them with Industry sector specific insights and their contribution to the Economy
  • Overview of Soft Skills such as Etiquette, Presentation Skills, Smart Dressing, Communication etc.
  • Preparing them for Placements through Aptitude Tests, Personal Interview etc.
  • Orientation to the academics related specialization areas such as Telecom Systems, Marketing, Finance and HR

Some of the sessions focused on :

  • Analytical and Rational thinking
  • Business Quiz
  • Start ups & Enterpreneurship
  • Importance of English language enhancement through Cambridge English Language Training course
  • Introduction to Digital India
  • Developing Positive Attitude NLP
  • Life in a Corporate
  • Effective Communcation
  • Introduction to Business Maths
  • Creating the Right First Impression
  • Importance of using the right business terminology
  • Inspire, Integrate and Innovation – The new mantra
  • Learning through Case Studies
  • Introduction to the MITSOT Placement Process

And many more….

Each day starting with a one-hour session of Yoga which was conducted by the eminent Yoga Teacher Mr. Ravi Sudame from Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). MITSOT believes that Yoga enhances our physical and mental capacity, and prepares the mind and body for long term health. It also helps us immensely to improve our strength and flexibility, and also aids in harmonizing our inner self with the world and bringing forth peace.

The entire day was later divided into different sessions of 90 mins. each featuring senior Industry Leaders as well as Corporate Trainers. These trainers have rich experience of over 20+ years working with Industry as leading B-schools & related Institutes across the country.

One of the highlights of the Foundation programme was an Interaction with Dr. Nitin Pangarkar, Academic Director, MBA and NUS-HEC Paris MBA Programs, National University of Singapore. Dr. Pangarkar shared his vast expertise and experience in working with MBA students across multiple countries and cultures and also using the Case Study very succinctly explained many relevant management concepts. This interaction was a great learning experience for the students and there was a separate session for the faculty as well.

The students had the benefit of an Interaction with Mr. Bimal Dayal, CEO, Indus Towers Ltd. This session was a fantastic learning experience for the Students and faculty alike. He sharing his vast experience and his life journey which proved to be a great motivation for all. His inputs on the current industry scenario and the telecom sector in particular were an eye-opener. This analysis could only have come from an Industry veteran like him. He also spoke on Indus Towers’ values ‘EXCITE” which focus on Excellence, Customer, Integrity, Teamwork and Environment. He also appreciated the fact that MIT Group of Universities too believes in imparting value based education to their students and Indus Towers too believes in these values.

Many outbound team and trust building activities and games were also conducted by MITSOT faculty as well as visiting trainers which acted as an ice-breaker for students. These activities helped the students to get to know each other as they have come from different states such as Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Punjab, Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and of course different parts of Maharashtra.

A full day Certificate Workshop on Cyber Security was conducted the team from Skill Factory which introduced the students to the importance of Cyber fraud, Risk, Digital Security etc. The students participated whole-heartedly in this Workshop and posed a lot of questions as they could related to this issue since almost all of them are very active on social media and use digital payments.

The programme culminated in a full day visit to the MIT-ADT University Campus (Art, Design & Technology) situated at Loni on Solapur Road. Three buses ferried the students to the campus and the one-hour long was filled with songs, Antakshari and fun & frolic. The students got an unique opportunity to visit the Raj Kapoor memorial which was a museum with life-size statues depicting the journey of the legendary showman Raj Kapoor and the yester-year Indian film industry stalwarts. Next on the agenda was games in the lush green playground and students divided themselves into groups and played cricket, football, volleyball, basketball, carom, badminton, table-tennis etc. It was a culmination of a wholesome 3 week programme which was appreciated by all the students.

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BATCH 2017-19 – INDUCTION DAY

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The 11th batch of students (2017-19) joined MITSOT on Saturday, 10th June 2017 and the traditional Induction Day programme was held in the presence of senior Industry leaders & experts from across sectors at the Swami Vivekanand Auditorium at the MIT Kothrud Campus, Pune.

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Mr. Sunil Khanna, President & MD, Emerson Network Power India was the Chief Guest while Mr. Nandadeep Pandharkar, Head – 1298 India, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd.; Mr. Kapil Iyer, General Manager – Marketing, Tata Teleservices Ltd. and Ms. Renuka Krishna, Ex. Assoc. Vice President – Talent Acquisition, KPIT Technologies Ltd. were the Special Guests of Honor on the occasion.

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Dr. Milind Pande, Project Director, MITSOT delivered the Welcome Address. In his brief speech, Dr. Pande highlighted the salient features of MITSOT & MIT Group of Institutions for the benefit of the Parents & new students. He shared the vision of the Founder President, Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad that one day, in the near future, MIT will produce atleast one Noble Laureate. Dr. Pande also congratulated the new batch and termed them as the ‘Golden Batch’ since they have joined the Institute at a time when the MIT Kothrud Campus has just been notified, vide the recent Government of Maharashtra notification, as Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad MIT World Peace University.

He also informed the audience that MITSOT is scaling newer heights which could be witnessed from being ranked amongst TOP 50 Management Institutes in the country as per the recent National Institutional Ranking Framework 2017 (NIRF 2017) constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. In fact, MITSOT is one of the only two institutions from Pune who featured in this list, he added.

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Mr. Sunil Khanna, President & MD, Emerson Network Power India in his address as the Chief Guest lauded MIT for its focus on value based education, which he felt, was the need of the hour. He said that he is a firm believer in the concept of a strong Industry-Academia Interface and that he practices it diligently by visiting atleast one college every month to interact with the students on different subjects. He highlighted the importance of Innovation, Creativity, Connected World etc. and shared Steve Jobs mantra of Innovation being the key differentiator between leaders & followers.

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Mr. Kapil Iyer, General Manager – Marketing, Tata Teleservices shared some of his experiences and how it is important to learn from your mistakes as well so that they are not repeated again. Curiosity, Experiment & Fear of Failure – these were the mantras that he shared with the students, which he had followed in his career and stressed how relevant it is to be curious in order to question and learn new things. Experiment new ideas, concepts without the Fear of Failure will make you stronger and strengthen your decision making skills too, he added.

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Mr. Nandadeep Pandharkar, Head – 1298 India, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd. too focused on inculcating the right attitude and that this is the right time to think differently. Addressing the parents, he told them to take their children more positively and develop a healthy interactive relationship with their children which will reap rich dividends in the times to come. And to the students, he added that they will need to be ever-ready to face new challenges as they are now living in a challenging times and they will always be ready on their toes in whatever they do.

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Ms. Renuka Krishna, Ex. Assoc. Vice President – Talent Acquisition, KPIT Technologies Ltd. told the students to identify a purpose in their life and act accordingly. She said that it was imperative for them to excel in whatever they do but excel at it and not remain average. Everyone should strive to excel as per their capabilities and rise above being average as the rest. She told them to Dream and Dream BIG, Fly Off… Because unless you dream, you will have no target or ambition to achieve your dreams. She also told the students to identify Mentors & Role Models and try to emulate them and learn from their mistakes as well as their positive traits. She said that it is a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous) that we are all now living now and we will need to be better than the best in order to excel in life.

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Prof. Suhrud Neurgaonkar, Head – Student Section, MITSOT presented the Vote of Thanks. This programme was followed by a separation interaction by the Project Director with the Parents and the students’ introduction to their faculties & their specialization.

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MDP organized by MITSOT on “Inner Harmony and Stress Management” for the NPC Employees’ Union Office Bearers & Executive Committee Members and NPCIL HR Executives

The MDP for NPC Employees’ Union Office Bearers & Executive Committee Members and NPCIL HR Executives was organized and successfully executed by MITSOT   on 4th May  2017 at 007 Universal Resort”, Khandpe Village, near Karjat, Dist : Thane.

The overall theme was to impart the contemporary tools and techniques for bringing the effectiveness on professional and personal front.

Mr.  R.B. Wadaskar, Manager (HRS&ER) interacted one week prior on the exact requirement of training and the training program was designed accordingly.

NPCIL nominated selected 20 participants to undergo this specially customized training program.

Mr. Kalyan Sundaram DGM PR & HR inaugurated the program .

The program started at 10 am. On 4th with the Presentation on MIT by the MITSOT faculty and ended by 6 p.m.

On 4th MITSOT faculty Mr. Charudatta Bhave addressed the participants on the following topics like

  • Everyone is Leader of his or her life.
  • Qualities of a Leader
  • Communication Skills
  • Effective Habits will lead Better Interpersonal Relations.
  • Shift of Paradigms
  • Decision Making
  • Team Building takes the organization towards Maturity.
  • Maturity in thoughts as well actions brings Harmony
  • More the Harmony less the Stress.
  • Types of Stress.
  • Methods to manage stress effectively

All of the above concepts were learned through Activities.

The overall training was very interesting & interactive. Variety of activities were planned and executed to attract the maximum involvement of participants. The participants have enjoyed the same thoroughly.

Finance and Costing for SMEs

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Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last five decades. These enterprises play a catalyst role in the development of industrial and commercial activities.

Many successful managers and businessmen do not have any formal training in finance. Applying concepts of financial management is key to making right decisions and ensuring maximum returns. If you need a basic understanding of financial statements, product costing and working capital management, this is the course for you.

This course will help you to answer the following questions – How healthy is this business? What does the balance sheet tell me? How much is the company worth? Is this project really profitable? What do those annual reports mean? For how much should I sell the product? What are the costs involved? How do I manage my day-to day running of the business?

Who should attend?
Anyone working in SME sector. No prior knowledge or background in finance/accounting required, since the program would start from the basics of finance.

Deliverables:

On completion of this course, the participants would be able to:

  • Read the financial statements – Balance Sheet and Income Statement
  • Do Product Costing and know BEP Analysis
  • Understand the meaning and importance of Working Capital
  • Understand Budgeting and different types of budgets

Course Contents:

An Overview of Finance

  • Forms of Business Organizations
  • Primary and secondary market

How to Read the Balance Sheet

  • Share Capital
  • Capital and Debt
  • Reserves and Their Uses
  • Fixed Assets – Their Composition and Definition
  • Schedules to Balance Sheet
  • Creditors and Debtors
  • Deferred tax liabilities

How to Read Income Statement

  • Gross and Net Revenue
  • Operating and Other Income
  • Cost of Goods Sold
  • Gross Profit
  • Expense
  • Depreciation
  • Profit Before Tax and Profit After Tax
  • Extra-ordinary and exceptional items

Cost Accounting and Budgeting

  • Break-Even Point and Break-Even Chart
  • Cost Reduction and Cost Control Techniques
  • Product Costing
  • Budgeting and different types of budgets

Working Capital

    • Managing Working Capital
    • Gross and Net Working Capital
    • Operating Cycle

Course Duration: 16 hours
Date    :  18th and 19th May 2017
Time   : 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
Venue : MITSOT Pune
Fees  : Rs 2000/- Per Participant as training charges

Faculty: Dr. Rashmi Paranjpye, MBA, Ph. D (Finance from Pune University) Industry Experience: 17 years, Academic Experience: 10 years

Certification:
On successful completion of the course, participation certificate will be given.

For details / registrations: Contact Prof. Sangeeta Dokey at sangeeta.dokey@mitsot.com, 9130079873 (during 11am.  to  6:00 p.m.)

MITSOT ranked amongst TOP 50 Institutes by Govt. of India

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Adding another feather to its cap MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) has been featured amongst the TOP 50 Institutes in Management category under the NIRF 2017.​ 

Ministry for Human Resource Development (HRD), Government of India released the India Rankings 2017 on 3rd April 2017 in New Delhi. These Rankings known as National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) are Rankings of Higher Educational Institutions for Performance across the country. Started last year, this year too, the Ministry has ​ranked the top universities, best management, engineering and pharmacy colleges.  ​​

Dr Milind Pande, Project Director MITSOT said MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) is proud to feature amongst the TOP 50 Institutes in Management for the NIRF 2017. It is indeed a humbling experience for MITSOT since these rankings are based on a framework developed by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Moreover, MITSOT is one of the only two institutions from Pune who feature in this list under the management category.

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This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources”, “Research and Professional Practices”, “Graduation Outcomes”, “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.

This achievement highlights MITSOT’s strong commitment to continue its focus on core tenets of providing academic excellence, research and industry outreach.

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TeleTalk 2017

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MITSOT recently organized its flagship annual TeleTalk 2017 Conference which is the biggest event focusing on Telecom sector in Western India. The 9th edition in succession, this event which was held on 11th March at Hotel Sun-n-Sand, Pune witnessed participation from some of the leading CEOs & senior experts from Fortune 500 companies from across the country. They shared their vast experience and expertise on important topics such as “Unlocking the Potential of Digital India”, “Top 5 Trends which will shape Indian Telecom Sector by 2020”, “Cashless India & Role of Telecom Sector” and “mHealth, mAgri & mLearning – The Future”.

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The overall focus of the event was on Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative and MITSOT being the brand ambassador of Digital India, the Conference this year attempted to review the initiatives launched under the Digital India program and discussed on how to address some of the challenges in its implementation. This was also in line with the Skill India, Make-in-India and Startup India initiatives of the Government.

Lt Gen Dr SP Kochhar, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), New Delhi was the Chief Guest while Col. Inderjeet Singh, Director – Strategic Accounts, Scanpoint Geomatics Ltd. (New Delhi) was the Guest of Honor. Deloitte was the Knowledge Partner and was represented by Mr. Hemant Joshi, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Leader, Deloitte India .

Inaugural Session (From L To R) Lt. Gen. Dr. SP Kochhar, Dr. Milind Pande, Mr. Hemant Joshi, Col. Inderjeet Singh and Mr. Prakash Loharkar, MD, NCORD Health Card LLP
Inaugural Session (From L To R) Lt. Gen. Dr. SP Kochhar, Dr. Milind Pande, Mr. Hemant Joshi, Col. Inderjeet Singh and Mr. Prakash Loharkar, MD, NCORD Health Card LLP

Expert Panelists, Speakers and Delegates from leading Corporates such as Tech Mahindra, Persistent Systems Ltd., Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Samsung India, ITC Infotech, Quick Heal Technologies Ltd., ICICI Bank, Tejas Networks, Redington India, Volkswagen India, VMware Software, Inteliment Technologies India, UPASS, NCORD Health Card LLP, Scanpoint Geomatics Ltd., FinancePlus India, Atom Technologies, Cvent India, Dynamic Logistics, Greenlight Technologies, Capital Novus and many more participated in the Conference. Select MITSOT students too participated and took this opportunity to learn from these learned experts and network with them at the Conference.

Felicitation of Chief Guest by MITSOT Project Director Dr. Milind Pande
Felicitation of Chief Guest by MITSOT Project Director Dr. Milind Pande

One of the highlights of the Event was the Exchange of MoU between MITSOT, Tejas Networks and TSSC. As per this MoU, over 1000 students will be skilled in Telecom& IT sectors in the coming months based on TSSC guidelines. Tejas Networks will be setting up a Lab in the MIT Kothrud Campus for this purpose.

Exchange of MoU between MITSOT, Tejas Networks & TSSC
Exchange of MoU between MITSOT, Tejas Networks & TSSC

Many questions were posed by the delegates and students alike and the speakers & panelists patiently addressed their queries. This Conference certainly opened new avenues for the students and allowed them to understand the scope of the vast world of Telecom which they would be a part of in the coming months.

Chief Guest Lt. Gen. Dr. SP Kochhar addressing the Conference
Chief Guest Lt. Gen. Dr. SP Kochhar addressing the Conference
Delegates raising a query
Delegates raising a query
MITSOT students posing the question to the Expert Panelists
MITSOT students posing the question to the Expert Panelists
Group Photo with select Panelists and Delegates from Industry
Group Photo with select Panelists and Delegates from Industry
Team MITSOT (Select Staff & Students) at the Conference
Team MITSOT (Select Staff & Students) at the Conference

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