Management Development Programme with PROF. DR. SURESH BORKAR, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, USA

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In order for the Indian industry to compete successfully and excel in the competitive global environment, it is an imperative for managers and engineers to effectively initiate and manage the technology of the future. Broad application of such technologies across India will be a great leveler for closing the rural and urban technology divide. Key areas of development in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry are likely to be driven by smart city, Internet of Things (IOT), and ubiquitous computing applications.

This will entail acquisition, processing / analysis, communication, and dissemination of large amounts of heterogeneous data. Major areas of coverage and challenges are in managing the multimedia data and traffic; integrating distributed heterogeneous and dynamic databases; understanding scientific, social, legal, and human behavior aspects of smart city technologies; designing and realizing ubiquitous and pervasive networking infrastructure, handling trust-worthy embedded systems, and formulating technology/human friendly policies.

This MDP will focus on need for developing comprehensive interdisciplinary thematic expertize in our engineers and managers for business success in the industry of the future. The workforce needs to be imparted with multi-disciplinary and broad-based knowledge not only in the technology issues but also in societal and legal challenges associated with the business environment of the future. 

The workforce will be required to successfully manage transformative and disruptive technologies, collaboration building, Entrepreneurship, and succeeding in an environment of multidisciplinary global and diverse teams. The attributes of influencers and change agents will be covered as India and the rest of the world marches relentlessly towards the smart technologies of the future.

We take this opportunity to invite you and your concerned colleagues to this interaction. To defray the event costs, a nominal delegate fee of Rs. 750/- (inclusive of all taxes) is being charged. 3 or more delegates from the same organization will be entitled to a 10% discount. Kindly note that prior registration is essential. For more information on the event, you are welcome to contact the Event Coordinator Mr. Umesh Chande on 9967505355 / umesh.chande@mitsot.com.

MITSOT’s World Telecom Day 2016 & Startup Awards Programme

We are pleased to inform you that the World Telecom 2016 & Presentation of MITSOT Startup Awards Programme was successfully held yesterday on Friday, 22nd July at Swami Vivekanand Hall. We had participation from over 500 students from  MIT Group of Institutions (MITSOT, MITCOE, MACS, MAE Alandi, MIT) as well as from other leading institutes from around Pune (Sinhagad College of Engineering, Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT) & Kesari College). We also had the benefit of participants from the startup community & industry.

There were 9 recipients of the Awards in fields of Innovation in IT & Training, Telecom Technology & IOT, Financial Technology in Education, Health Tech, Agri-Tech etc. In fact, we are pleased to inform you that couple of these award winning startups have been initiated by alumni of MIT Group of Institutions (one from MITCOE & one from MITSOT).

The objective of this initiative this year was to bring together different stakeholders in the startup ecosystem as well as concerned Industry members on a common platform and also stimulate dialogue for the benefit of the management students from MIT Group of Institutions & other engineering as well as management colleges from in & around Pune.

The Chief Guest of the programme was Mr. A. G. Rao, Group Managing Director, Manpower Group (an MNC with 3,100 offices in 80 countries; 3.4 million individuals placed into jobs annually & 600,000 associates on assignment each day and 400,000 clients worldwide). The Guest of Honor was Dr. Girish Chowdhary, (Ph.D from IIT Madras) Director and Professor, School of Computational Science, SRTM University, Nanded. Amongst the notable Special Invitees present was Prof. Dr. Arun Jamkar, Former Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

​A Panel discussion focusing on Indian Startup – Challenges & Opportunities was one of the highlights of the event. The panel discussion had the benefit of eminent experts like :

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  • Mr. Vikrant Bhujbalrao, Head, 111 Startups
  • Mr. Altaf Rehmani, Founder, Pune Angels Network
  • Ms. Pradnya Godbole, CEO, deAsra Foundation (an initiative of Dr. Anand Deshpande, MD & CEO, Persistent Systems)
  • Mr. Pritam Parvatkar, Sr. Vice President and Global Head – Alliances & Partnerships, Tech Mahindra
  • Prof. Manish Patil, Director, MIT-TBI and
  • Mr. Rishi Kapal, Chief Executive, EduGild (Panel Moderator)

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Presentation of Startup Award to Mr. Francesco Stasi of CodersTrust

amol“Developing life skills and cognitive aptitude in school children using gamification”
Mr. Amol Patkar, Founder & Director, Fundamentor

chaitanya“India's fastest growing marketplace for creative learning experiences”
Mr. Chaitanya Salgarkar, CEO & Ms. Renu Salgarkar, COO, Classboat.com

Makarand“Real Time Location Services” Mr. Makarand Hardas, Director of Technology, BlueRadianz

Mandar“Creating a common digital platform to connect Farmers, Customers, Wholesalers & Retailers to buy / sell vegetables, fruits, cereals, pulses,spices, flowers etc.” Mr. Mandar Joglekar, Founder & CEO, Farmers Org

Pavneet“A Global Platform for Virtual & Remote Labs” Mr. Pavneet Singh, Co-Founder, VRLAB Technologies Pvt Ltd

Prakash“Use of technology to create an Innovative “eHealth Card”, a unique personalized Health Data Management Tool” Mr. Prakash Loharkar, Managing Director, NCORD Healthcare LLC

swpnil“Transforming Real World into Digital World consisting of Online Shopping, Mobile application and software solutions” Mr. Swapnil Joshi, Founder, Nysa Infotech

Media Coverage

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News Coverage published in leading newspaper Sakal.

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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2016

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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 Pune’s 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.

This year, taking a cue from ITU’s WTISD theme for 2016, MITSOT has formulated the theme for this year’s initiative as “ICT Entrepreneurship for INDIA Impact”. Moreover, the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi too had this year in his Independence Day speech announced the “Start-up India” initiative. This initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for growth of Start-ups. The objective is that India must become a nation of job creators instead of being a nation of job seekers.

Taking forward this thought, this year, MITSOT will be felicitating and awarding the initiatives of few such startups who have leveraged ICT & created an Impact in their respective domains. In fact, we are pleased to inform you that couple of these award winning startups have been initiated by alumni of MIT Group of Institutions. These are in the fields of Innovation in IT & Training, Telecom Technology & IOT, Financial Technology in Education, Health Tech etc.

The objective is to bring together different stakeholders in the startup ecosystem as well as concerned Industry members on a common platform and also stimulate dialogue for the benefit of the management students from MIT Group of Institutions & other engineering as well as management colleges from in & around Pune. These students will soon be embarking on their careers in the coming couple of years and some of them will also be aspiring to become future entrepreneurs. This initiative will add immense value to their career outlook & help them plan accordingly.

We take this opportunity to invite you to participate in this initiative & also benefit from the panel discussions, case studies as well as the Awards presentation scheduled on Friday, 22nd July 2016 at Swami Vivekanand Hall, MIT Campus, Kothrud Pune from 1400 hrs. to 1830 hrs.

Kindly note that though there are no delegate fees, prior registration is essential. For more information on the event, you are welcome to contact the Event Coordinator Mr. Umesh Chande on 9967505355 / umesh.chande@mitsot.com.

MITSOT – Ranked in the Super League In B School Rankings by Business Standard

It’s the repetition of success that leads to belief. MIT School of Telecom- pioneer in Techno-Management Education has been listed in the class of 2016(Top  Private B-Schools in India) by Business Standard. On this moment of Pride we take this opportunity to thank all our students, staff members because of whom this was possible. Above all we would like to thank Visionary Leader Prof. Dr.Sunil Karad and Founder President Dr.V.D Karad Sir, for recognizing the potential in Telecom sector and setting up this meritorious institute

Business Standard Ranking

This hasn’t been easy though. From being labeled as an unconventional career few years back to now being celebrated as one of the most key career options Telecom today drives India’s growth. And MITSOT has played a pivotal role in manufacturing and nurturing talent to drive India into the future of communications. A part of the well known MAAER’s MIT Group of Institutions , MITSOT is the first Telecom Institute in India to be accredited with Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) along with TSSC certified pool of faculties offering skill certifications namely Territory Sales Manager ( Broadband & Prepaid) & Customer Sales Manager to name few.

With India’s ambitious digital India program, telecom sector is ready for yet another leap. What industry needs is not just talent, but industry ready talent and this what MITSOT brings to the table. With flagship telecom programs and events, international faculties delivering full-fledged courses through their industry expertise. massive Open Online courses inculcated in the academic pedagogy , MITSOT is an institute that has excelled to redefine telecom academics. With practical experience of installing system hardware and developing mobile based applications ,the students of this institute  have developed entrepreneurship  skills .

Team MITSOT believes in “learning is not only about solving academic questions but to solve the challenges world is facing and make a lasting impact.”

 
 

Winning Recipes to serve your customers

MDP organized by MITSOT
for the Middle managers of Redington India.

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MITSOT Faculty Team with Participants

The MDP for middle managers of Redington India on  “Winning Recipes to serve your customer” was successfully conducted on 10th and 11th June 2016 at MITSOT.

Redington approached placement Head at MITSOT with the objective of conducting the training program for the selected employees in order to build a leadership pipeline for the organization.

The overall theme was to impart the contemporary tools and techniques for handling the clients successfully which would result in the growth of the business.

Prior to training there was detailed interaction between faculty of MITSOT and DGM training and development, Redington about the contents to be delivered and the expected approach in delivery. The program was customized as per the requirement.

Redington selected 30 middle managers to undergo this specially customized training program .

The MDP started at 9:30 am. On 10th With the MITSOT presentation. The Project Director Dr. Milind Pande addressed the gathering by welcoming Redington team on campus.

On 10th & 11th the MITSOT faculty addressed the participants on topics like Power of Selling, Customer Centric Selling, Selling skills, Credit management, Channel Management, effective communications skills .Professional etiquettes, personality development sessions named as Reflection: The way to excellence, discovering yourself  &  learn to lead. Lot of activities and games giving specific learning outcome also were part of training.

The overall training was very interactive with the involvement of high level of participation from the participants.

The DGM Redington along with all participants highly appreciated the program with the aspiration of attending variety of other modules once again at MITSOT.

MITSOT INDUCTION DAY 2016

The Induction Day for Students of Batch 2016-18 was held on Saturday, 4th June 2016 at the Sant Dnyaneshwar Hall, MIT Campus, Kothrud. This year MITSOT, has till date, 120 admissions, out of which maximum students reported on Day I and they were accompanied by many parents too.

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Mr M S Unnikrishnan, MD & CEO, Thermax Ltd addressing the new batch.

The Induction Day programme had the benefit of presence of leading senior leaders from Industry addressing the students & parents. Mr M S Unnikrishnan, MD & CEO, Thermax Ltd was the Chief Guest while the Guests of Honor were Mr Shantanu Bhattacharya, Head Talent – Corporate HR, Reliance Communications Ltd, Mr Amit Pandey, Senior Vice President & Head Procurement, SCM, HR & Admin, Tikona Digital Networks and Ms Deepti Deshpande, Associate Programme Manager – HR, e-Clerx Ltd. One common point highlighted by these Industry leaders in their address was that the students should focus on Innovation and utilize the technical & management skills that they will learn at MITSOT during their 2 year course to identify solutions for many issues that our country faces today such as Water Management, Energy, Environment, Literacy etc. Our Alumni from Batch 2007-09, Ms Harpreet Kaur Sandhu who is currently working as Team Leader, BNY Mellon too shared her experiences during her student days at MITSOT. Dr. Sanjay Upadhyay, Executive Director – World Peace Centre, MIT Group too motivated the students in his inimitable style.

Dr Milind Pande, Project Director, MITSOT delivered the Welcome Address and shared information on MITSOT, about its dynamic decade-old expertise & experience in the field of excellence in Telecom & Management Studies for the benefit of the audience. He also addressed a separate session of parents sharing information about MIT Group of Institutions, MITSOT, our work culture and the general feedback received from the parents, post this interaction, was a sense of confidence that their wards are in safe hands in terms of their careers & that they, as parents, have made the right decision in choosing MITSOT.

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Welcome Address by Dr Milind Pande, Project Director, MITSOT
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Mr Shantanu Bhattacharya, Head Talent – Corporate HR, Reliance Communications Ltd
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Mr Amit Pandey, Senior Vice President & Head Procurement, SCM, HR & Admin, Tikona Digital Networks
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Ms Deepti Deshpande, Associate Programme Manager – HR, e-Clerx Ltd.
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Alumni from Batch 2007-09, Ms Harpreet Kaur Sandhu Team Leader, BNY Mellon
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Dr. Sanjay Upadhyay, Executive Director – World Peace Centre

The Faculty of MITSOT too shared comprehensive information on the overall infrastructure, facilities as well as working of various departments such as Library, Academics & Examinations, Placements, Computer Lab etc. A detailed presentation on Student Section and Student’s Code of Conduct too was shared with the students.

TELETALK 2016 – Digital India: The Way Forward

4th March 2016 at Swami Vivekanand Hall, MIT CampusPune

  MIT Pune’s MIT School of Telecom and Management (MITSOT) in association withITU APT Foundation and Broadband India Forum, recently organized ‘TELETALK2016’ on 4th March 2016 at Swami Vivekanand Hall, MIT CampusPune. With the Theme of the year- “Digital India: The Way Forward”, TELETALK 2016 ascertained to be one of the biggest event in Telecom Space Western India.

Teletalk 2016- Inauguration
Teletalk 2016- Inauguration

This one-day Conference examined the WAY FORWARD for the ambitious “Digital India” programme, how Industry can partner in its progress and ensure it reaches its planned goal. The expert Panelists discussed topical subjects such as New Opportunities for the Telecom sector arising from Big Data, E-Commerce, Digital Wallets etc. Another major issue that was discussedwas with respect to the challenges related to “Call Drop” and what can be the possible solutions.

Being the Brand Ambassodar for Digital India, TELETALK 2016organized by MITSOT gained overwhelming response from the Corporate world. The Prestigious Conference was attended by the Presidents, PP’s, CIO, COO, CTOs of top companies Deloitte, Vodafone,IBM, Xebec Communications,Reliance Communications, EQ Technologies, Sigma OSS System India,M Rupee, Tranzlease Holdings, Atom X Corporation, Idea Cellular Ltd, Airtel, Indus Towers & ICICI Bank.

The Inaugural Ceremony Commenced with introduction & Objectives of Digital India by Ms. Shobana Anand, Head- Corporate Relations. She welcomed the gathering.

Mr. Hemant Joshi, Telecom Partner, Deloitte Pune in his Theme address convinced the audience about the importance of Digital Bharat. Mr.Rustom Taraporevala was the Special Guest of Honour. He said “This digital transformation is exciting and unavoidable.  So people not comfortable with a smart phone have to get used to it”.  The Chief Guest for the function was Mr.Sanjay Bhargava, Technology Solution Leder, IBM. He said “The Digital India programme as envisioned by Government of India is centered on three key vision areas viz. Digital Infrastructure as a Core Utility to Every Citizen; Governance and Digital Empowerment of Citizens.  He added “The Government is taking giant strides under this programme to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy”

Theme Address by Mr. Hemant Joshi, Telecom Partner, Deloitte Pune
Theme Address by Mr. Hemant Joshi, Telecom Partner, Deloitte Pune
Keynote Address by Chief Guest Mr. Sanjay Bhargava
Keynote Address by Chief Guest Mr. Sanjay Bhargava
Address by Special Guest of Honour Mr .Rustom Taraporevala
Address by Special Guest of Honour Mr .Rustom Taraporevala

The Inaugural Session was followed by three panel discussions during the day that discussed Current Issues of the Telecom Industry such as NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN TELECOM SECTOR ARISING FROM BIG DATA,  NEW REVOLUTION IN TELECOM SECTOR LED BY E-COMMERCE & DIGITAL WALLETS, and CALL DROP ISSUE : CHALLENGES & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS”.

The Conference also had the benefit of Industry experts such as Mr Diwakar Natarajan, COO- Sigma OSS System ; Mr Pradeep Kumar Sampath, COO- M Rupee ; Mr Vishal Sinha, CIO- Tranzlease Holdings ; Mr AbhilashGowdara, CEO- AtomX Corporation ; Ms Kiran Bhatt, Chairman- Xebec Communications ; Mr Anil Wathare, CTO- Reliance Communications ; Mr Paresh Dasare, GM- Idea Cellular Ltd ; Mr Kousik Gupta, GM- Airtel;  Mr.Rajesh Venkiteshwaran, CEO-Indus Towers and Mr Kanchan Kulkarni, Regional Head- ICICI Bank  .

PANEL DISCUSSION – I NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN TELECOM SECTOR ARISING FROM BIG DATA
PANEL DISCUSSION – I
NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN TELECOM SECTOR ARISING FROM BIG DATA
PANEL DISCUSSION – II NEW REVOLUTION IN TELECOM SECTOR LED BY E-COMMERCE & DIGITAL WALLETS
PANEL DISCUSSION – II
NEW REVOLUTION IN TELECOM SECTOR LED BY E-COMMERCE & DIGITAL WALLETS
PANEL DISCUSSION – III CALL DROP ISSUE : CHALLENGES & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
PANEL DISCUSSION – III
CALL DROP ISSUE : CHALLENGES & POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

An audience of 50 plus corporate delegates representing 36 different companies, close to 300 academia members and media were present to hear the Experts during these day long Panel Discussions. More than 200 students from MITSOT and other concerned MIT Institutes benefited from this interactive Conference.

Digital Village : CASE STUDY by Mr. Kanchan Kulkarni
Digital Village : CASE STUDY by Mr. Kanchan Kulkarni

Sincere thanks to Press & Media that covered the Pre-Post Event details in all the leading English, Hindi and Marathi Newspapers.

TELETALK is the flagship conference for MITSOT and we look forward to interact with the best of Industry always.

MITSOT -ISACA Conference on “De-mystifying Cyber Security”

MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) in partnership with ISACA, Pune Chapter organized a Conference on “De-mystifying Cyber Security” on 2nd March 2016. The objective of the Conference was to stress the importance, especially amongst today youth, about the cyber security environment in India which is fast changing due to growing realization of threats of cyber-attacks and cyber-crimes. India is presently facing many sophisticated cyber security problems and challenges that need attention of our policy makers. We at MITSOT feel that it is equally important to establish a strong, robust and resilient cyber security infrastructure in India on a priority basis. And that this must include creation of offensive and defensive cyber security capabilities of India.

The Chief Guest present on the occasion was Mr Bhanupratap Barge, ACP & Pune Chief, ATS. He shared the importance for today’s youth to be vigilant & alert and not to share personal details on social media as they can be misused by anti-social elements. Mr Rohan Nyayadhish, Founder, Digital Task Force and Member of the Cyber Crime Cell gave a Live Demo on how our social media accounts can be easily hacked and how we need to maintain a greater vigil. Mr Vivek Chudgar, Senior Director, Mandiant Consulting shared couple of case studies on Cyber Security in the Digital Age and the growing relevance of this sector.

Mr.Barge,, ACP & Pune Chief, ATS, delivering the Keynote Address
Mr.Barge , ACP & Pune Chief,  ATS,  delivering the Keynote  Address

The Conference also had the benefit of Industry experts such as Mr Hemant Joshi, Telecom, Media & Technology Leader, Deloitte; Mr Mr Rajeev Jorapur, Vice President – MIS, Bajaj Auto Ltd; Mr Yogesh Zope, Group CIO, Bharat Forge Ltd; Mr Vivek Sadhale, Co – Founder, LegaLogic Consulting and Mr Sameer Wavhal, Director – Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte India who discussed many topical issues related to Cyber Security such as Governance, Risk Management, Information Security, Legal & IT Audits for Industry etc. Mr Sandeep Godbole, General Manager, Syntel shared important information and tips on Career Opportunities for Students in the Cyber Security sector.

Panelists at Panel Discussion
Panelists at Panel Discussion

More than 250 students from MITSOT and other concerned MIT Institutes benefited from this interactive Conference.

MITSOT ranked amongst top 50 B –Schools in India

Adding another feather to its cap, MIT School of Telecom- pioneer in India’s Communication Academics has been listed amongst the top 50 Private B-Schools in the country by Times of India B School guide. This is a moment of Pride for all of us and we take this opportunity to thank all our students, staff members because of whom this was possible.Above all we would like to thank Visionary Leader Prof. Dr.Sunil Karad and Founder President Dr.V.D Karad Sir, for recognizing the potential in Telecom sector and setting up this meritorious institute

This hasn’t been easy though. From being labeled as an unconventional career few years back to now being celebrated as one of the most key career options Telecom today drives India’s growth. And MITSOT has played a pivotal role in manufacturing and nurturing talent to drive India into the future of communications. A part of the well known MAAER’s MIT Group of Institutions , MITSOT is the first Telecom Institute in India to be accredited with Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) along with TSSC certified pool of faculties offering skill certifications namely Territory Sales Manager ( Broadband & Prepaid) & Customer Sales Manager to name few.

With India’s ambitious digital India program, telecom sector is ready for yet another leap. What industry needs is not just talent, but industry ready talent and this what MITSOT brings to the table. With flagship telecom programs and events, international faculties delivering full-fledged courses through their industry expertise. massive Open Online courses inculcated in the academic pedagogy , MITSOT is an institute that has excelled to redefine telecom academics. With practical experience of installing system hardware and developing mobile based applications ,the students of this institute  have developed entrepreneurship  skills .

Team MITSOT believes in “learning is not only about solving academic questions but to solve the challenges world is facing and make a lasting impact.”

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MITSOT – ISACA Conference on Cyber Security

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From being labeled as an unconventional career few years back, to now being celebrated as one of the most key career options Telecom today drives India’s growth. An important constituent of the acclaimed MAAER’s MIT Group of Institutions, which has a legacy of 33 glorious years of excellence in education, MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) has played a pivotal role in manufacturing and nurturing talent to drive India into the future of communications.​

Established in the year 2007, MITSOT has proven to be a leading institution & premier place of learning in the country and attracts the best & brightest students. MITSOT is also the first Telecom Institute in India to be accredited with Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC). With flagship telecom programs and events, international faculties delivering full-fledged courses through their industry expertise massive Open Online courses inculcated in the academic pedagogy, MITSOT is an institute that has excelled to redefine telecom academics.

Th​e aforementioned Conference will have benefit of presence of renowned Experts from the Government, Police Department and Industry. It aims to focus on Understanding the Digital Age, its challenges and opportunities; a Panel Discussion on Technology Risk Management of Business, Career Chat for students’ benefit on Choosing a Career in Cyber Security and a Live Demo. One of the highlights of the Conference will be the Keynote Address by Mr Bhanupratap Barge, ACP & Pune Chief of Anti-Terrorism Squad who will, as part of his address, also focus on “TerrorStorm:the rise of Digital Terrorism“.​

Need to Focus on Cyber Security

As estimated by NASSCOM’s Cyber security Task Force, India needs 1 million trained cyber security professionals by 2025. The current estimated number in India is 62,000. Cyber security environment in India is fast changing due to growing realization of threats of cyber-attacks and cyber-crimes. India is presently facing many sophisticated cyber security problems and challenges that need attention of our policy makers. It is equally important to establish a strong, robust and resilient cyber security infrastructure in India on priority basis. This must include creation of offensive and defensive cyber security capabilities of India.

About ISACA:

ISACA (www.isaca.org) is a professional, non for profit organization with six thousand members in India and over one lakh members globally. ISACA certifications, research and frameworks are global benchmarks in areas of IT Security, IT Governance and IS Audit. ISACA has many years of experience creating knowledge, skills, standards and certificates. Over the past four decades, it has created highly respected certifications like CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls) and CGEIT (Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT). ISACA recently introduced a new Cyber security Fundamentals certificate. This will be followed by Cyber security Professionals certificates in mid-2015. Worldwide, there is a significant shortage of skilled cyber security  professionals.  The  Enterprise  Strategy Group  reports  that 83  percent  of  enterprises  lack the necessary skills to protect their IT assets. Through Cyber security Nexus, ISACA makes a firm commitment to address the skills crisis and do for cyber-security professionals what we’ve done (and will continue to do) for audit, control and governance professionals over the past 45 years.

Concept of the MIT-ISACA Students Chapter / group is as follows:

The group will be formed with minimum of 20 students who are interested in IT security domain. It will have one academic advocate who will be a full time teacher of the college. He will be member of ISACA and all members benefit will be provided to him. The first year of his membership is free. His role is to promote ISACA principles, standards and practices within the group. Students do not need membership to form a student group. This committee members can be changed as per your need and wish. The activities could be in the nature of – arranging lectures, workshops, competitions, conducting IT security awareness sessions at the campus etc. This group is recognized by ISACA, USA and once recognized its information will be displayed on the web-site. It will be associated with ISACA Pune Chapter and can take benefit of all the activities conducted by Pune Chapter. Students will immensely benefit as they will get a chance to interact with global leaders, will have access to high quality material developed by professionals across the globe, e-library and student community of the world. There is also an employment portal where students can upload their cvs and get alerts for requirements, provided they become members. Another attraction is ISACA has developed curriculum for IS Audit and IT security. The colleges can use this excellent material provided they fulfill certain criteria fixed by ISACA. SCIT, Pune has been recently approved to use this curriculum.