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National Conference on “Jab Man Met Machine”

GLOBAL IT COMMUNE (GIC) is an organization formed by like -minded CXOs of IT industry two years ago to bridge the knowledge gap between the IT industry and the Students of Engineering and Management. Quarterly conferences are conducted in Engineering College and Management Colleges (Once in 3 months) on emerging topics in IT /TELECOM/MANAGEMENT and other allied Industry Trends. Conferences are attended by 200 odd Industry professionals and Students and the conferences are conducted Pan India in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and NCR Delhi. GIC ecosystem has 100 odd eminent speakers on various emerging trends like AI/Machine Learning/Automation/ Telecom/Management sciences.  GIC corporate membership base is 200+ and has various senior members of IT industry contributing the ecosystem. GIC had tied up with 30 odd Engineering colleges, Management colleges and has network of 3000 odd students Pan India.

GIC is conducting its 10th conference at MIT- WPU on 11th of November 2017 and the theme of the conference is “Jab Man Met Machine”. Here the speakers are going to speak about importance of Machine and how Machines are entering our daily lives. Peaceful coexistence of Man and Machine will be the reality of future. The conference will have 12 speakers and 8 panelists speaking on various topics from Cyber world, cyber safely, Robotics, Automation and how machines can change India with a vision of 2025. Conference will have panel round, apart from talks and will have IT Olympiad for students of MITSOT.

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Mr. Arun Kondapalle’s Invited Talk on “Sales & Distribution, profiles of sales in telecom Industry/other Industries”

MIT School of Telecom management (MTSOT) Pune organized an invited talk by Mr. Arun Kondapalle on 28th of September 2017 for the students of Batch 2016-18.

Profile of Mr. Arun Kondapalle – Mr. Kondapalle possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from ICT Mumbai, and also a MBA degree in Analytical Finance and Strategic Marketing from ISB Hyderabad. Prior to joining ISB, he has served the Govt of Maharashtra as Assistant Commissioner in Transport Department, having secured 9th rank in Maharashtra Public Service Commission Examination 1996. After his post-graduation from ISB, he has worked across all top three telecoms of India over the last decade and as a General Manager managed retail business for Vodafone (Maharashtra and Goa) as his last assignment. He was always been at the strategic leadership positions because of the techno-managerial capabilities. He has recently ventured into technopreneurship, setting up his own consulting venture. The venture aims to leverage the benefits of technology, to promote technology driven efficiency across businesses, focusing on implementing IoT. Further the venture also focuses on strategy and operations for businesses. Sir is an avid reader, and is passionate about coaching, mentoring, and grooming talented and potential young minds to take up responsible positions in professional life.

Summary of a talk on “Sales & Distribution, profiles of sales in telecom Industry /other Industries”

Mr. Arun Kondapalle addressed a gathering of more than 70 students of MITSOT (Batch-2016-18) at seminar hall on a theme titled ‘Sales & Distribution, profiles of sales in telecom Industry/other Industries’ from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Prof. Avadhut welcomed him and shared the objectives of the invited talk. Ms. Hetal (Student President) introduced the speaker to the audience. In his address Mr. Patil detailed about the evolution happened in telecom sector, he mentioned that this sector has experienced multiple revolutions out of which IoT is the recent one. He justified that the sector is growing rapidly because of enhanced penetration of smartphones. He addressed that even though smartphones are capturing the customer share brands like apple have retained their exclusivity. He explained that there are four types of entry level profiles in telecom sector. These profiles are sales, retail, enterprise and marketing. He described the different requirements of these four profiles and mentioned that sales required aggressive penetration in market where as retail requires ability to create experience.

He further stressed that the enterprise expects managing key accounts and marketing requires conceptual knowledge. After providing overview he has conducted few demonstrations about how to face an interview. In these demonstrations he asked FAQ’s that are prominently considered by industries and asked students to answer them. In this exercise he has provided certain tips and mentioned that self-awareness is the key to succeed in the interview. He asked the students to be honest in the interview session. He mentioned that use of relevant facts and figures enhances the interest of employer in the candidate and asked students to be analytical. The session was followed by Question and Answers and formally concluded by Mr. Sbyasachee who proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Shilpa Wanjari and Mr. Rahul Patil (IT Department) helped smooth functioning of the session.

CONNECT To CORPORATE 2017

MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) had organized its event “CONNECT To CORPORATE 2017” for the students of batch 2016-18 and 2017-19 on 6th and 7th October 2017. Under this title 3 events were organized. The HR-Summit was organized on 6th October 2017. The Business Quiz and event Innovision happened on 7th October 2017.The HR-Summit consisted of Management games, Article Writing Competition and Panel discussions. The theme for HR-Summit was ‘Employability Skills’.  The main event that is panel discussions happened at Saturday at Sant Dnyaneshwar Hall, MIT Campus Kothrud.The Summit started with world peace prayer which was followed by felicitation of key note speaker and participants of panel discussion. Dr. Milind Pande (Project Director- MITSOT) felicitated all the guests with token of appreciation and gave introductory speech. In his speech Dr. Pande predominantly emphasised on journey of MITSOT and informed the guests about various rankings and milestones achieved by the MITSOT.  He referred the great management philosopher Peter Drucker and mentioned that the key skill for 21st century is learning new skills. He also spoke about impact of digitalization and taken an overview of employment opportunities and employability skills required. His speech was followed by key note address. Mr. Prashant Karmalkar (MD-Circular Angle) in his key note addressed certain aspects related to ‘Employability Skills’ and mentioned that patience is the key to achieve remarkable success. According to him employability is an attitude to learn and not package that you earn. He offered certain tips to the audience in order to enhance employability skills. Some of those tips are learning something new is key, being relevant is important, avoid peer pressure, finding common interests and creating win-win scenarios. The key note speech was followed by panel discussion.The panel discussion was initiated and moderated by Mr. Abhijeet Parlikar (Sr. General Manager – HR – John Deere India Pvt. Ltd). The topic of the discussion was ‘Corporate Wish List to Institute To-Do List’. Mr. Paralikar initiated the discussion by providing insights from the E&Y report titled ‘Vision 2030’ as the report listed the missing skills which also resulted into shrinkage of window of opportunities. The other panellists were Mr. Babar Mian (Head – HR – PAMAC Group), Ms. Srishti Sinha (Deputy Manager – Reliance Jio Infocom Pvt. Ltd.) Ms. Bernadine Swamy (HR Director – Finance Plus India) and Mr. Prashant Karmalka (MD-Circular Angle). The panellist indicated mutual consensuses on certain aspects. These aspects are having awareness about deploying conceptual knowledge to the contextual problems- e.g. a candidate applying for the HR executive position must know how to conduct interview along with how to face the interview. Further, the area of concern which was emphasised is dissonance between expectations of corporate and expectations of students. The probable solution to this could be enhancing adaptability, job-knowledge, co-ordination and openness to learn among students. Further the panel proposed that the academia may deploy blended learning model that consists of experiential learning, lengthy internships. The panel concluded that the blended learning model will create VALUE and VISIBILITY for both Industry and Academia.

After the first panel discussion winners of article writing competition Ruchi Verma, Salma Khan, Pranita Kolhapure and Shubham Banthiya presented their articles.The presentations were followed by second panel discussion emphasising on ‘Sector Specific Employability Skills’. Before starting the discussion each panellist interacted with a group of students in order to gain the insights for the discussion. It was moderated by Mrs. Renuka Krishna (HR-Consultant). The panelists were Ms. Rubi Baksi (HR Executive-Harbinger Group), Mr. Chander Thapar (General VP- HR Hiranandani), Mr. Ajit Thakur (Head HR- Hyundai Construction Equipment India Pvt. Ltd.), Ms. Rakhi Deshpande (Director-Talent Acquisition- Xoriant Solutions Pvt. Ltd.) and Mr. Amol Neve (MITSOT Alumnus) from Wipro. The highlights of the panel discussion are internship plays key role in enhancing employability; skills are existing-will to deploy them is key; Clarity, Confidence and Communication are the 3C’s industries look for and Passion and Attitude are the elements that differentiate the candidates.The Senior- Junior students of HR specialization and HR faculty Dr.Neerja Aswale, Ms. Sharayu Patil & Placement Head Ms.Shobana Anand had taken commendable efforts for the event.A business quiz was organized in the morning on 7th October 2017. Total 45 teams (2 participants each) were participated for the preliminary round of business quiz. It was an online quiz consisting of multiple choice questions. 8 teams were selected for the second round out of which four teams competed with each other in the finals. This quiz was prepared and hosted by Prof. Shashank Divekar.      The event Innovision 2017 was held on 7th October 2017, with combination of techno-managerial symposium and was conducted to bring technology and management skill sets together on one platform. The event started at 2.00pm on 7th October itself. The event started with passing on the baton where Usha Kumari the senor batch student passed it on to the junior batch. This was followed by the panel discussion on theme ‘Digital Empowerment’. Panel speakers Mr. Vijay Sogodekar, Vice President at Reliance Jio; Mr. Shrikant Hatekar Technical Delivery Manager at British Telecom; Mr. Prasad Naik, emphasied on new opportunities in the field and impact of digital technology on our daily life. The panelists mentioned that the means of getting the information are changed. The digitalization has impacted almost every sector including the academic sector. Therefore, capturing, analyzing and publishing information has become a need of an hour. Further, there are challenges exists as the GPS denied contexts like army movement requires altogether different solution. There were competitions like Scavenger Hunt, Box Cricket, Need for Speed, Movie Mania, Track Mania and Slow Bike Racing in which 118 contestants participated. This was a platform for the participants where they were able to show their intellectual prowess and out of the box creativity. Participants and winners of all the events got cash prices, goodies and vouchers.Dr. Nutan Nigade and the senior-junior students of system specialization had taken special efforts to make Innovision a great success.

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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

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“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.

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.