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‘Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme

03-07-16

 3rd July, 2016 activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad was based on the theme ‘Know Your Country’ in which the children were made familiar with the powers and positions of the various important office bearers of the country. They were also informed about other important facts of the country.
Volunteers of the day – Vikas Babu and Satender Rana (Dev) started the class with the regular checkup of the hygiene and personal grooming of the slum children. The class started with the chorus ‘Hum honge kaamyaab ek din’.

The first session of the day was based on the theme ‘Know your Country’ in which the children were made familiar with the powers and positions of the various important office bearers of the country like President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, Home Minister, Chief Minister of States etc. The children were also told the names of the current office bearers starting from Dr. Pranav Mukherji and ending on Mr. Akhilesh Yadav.
The second session of the day was on National Flower, National Animal and National Bird. They were informed that these things are declared National so that they are given extra attention, protection and care. These sessions ended with the short quiz on the theme and correct responses were appreciated with the packets of cookies.
This was followed by a quick revision of the previous exercises. The activity ended with the distribution of Takatak Snacks and chocolates among all the children. Dr. Gopal Krishna Dwivedi accompanied and guided the volunteers as the faculty coordinator of Parivartan Club.

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Finance FDP on ‘Financial Modelling’ organized by Management Department

02-07-16

Management Department organized Finance FDP on ‘Financial Modelling’ for the finance faculty members with the objective to provide the latest knowledge of the excel tools available to apply in the finance domain to take the members one step ahead in their areas. 

The speaker Mr. Kapil Kalra, Chief Manager, Larsen & Toubro explained the various financial tools starting with the basic excel tools to the advanced financial tools such as scenario analysis, goal seek, vlook up, loan amortization schedule, valuation models used in industry and many more. He also explained how the projections for the future ten years can be made which the faculty found very useful. The FDP was attended by all PG finance faculty members and also by finance UG faculty along with some IT faculty. Director General, Dr. A.K Puri was also present throughout the FDP and motivated the faculty members. The FDP was very well coordinated by Dr. Anusha Agarwal.

The faculty members found the full day FDP very useful and knowledge enhancing.

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FDP on Digital marketing process & practices

02-07-16

The world is rapidly shifting from analogue to digital. People are consuming more and more digital content on a daily basis – on mobile phones, laptops, desktop computers at work, and more – and companies that have not yet recognized this in their marketing strategies need to adapt fast.
 

To further strengthen faculties expertise, with the current practices on digital expression; Department of Management - PG (Marketing) organized one-day FDP on "Digital Marketing: Process & Practices" on July 2nd, 2016 from 9.45 A.M on wards at ITS-Mohan Nagar Campus.
This FDP (Faculty Development Program) aims to demonstrate exactly how the corporate and businesses are using the digital marketing tools to drive their business results and to keep themselves on the leading edge of business change. This FDP also focuses on equipping the participants with skills required for designing and using right mix of digital marketing mix and how the digital strategy can re-define the potential customer decision journey.
The expert on board Mr. Aveneendra Kumar (Head: Acquisition (Digital) at Locovida ( Times of India Group) , exclusively demonstrated the real time tracking of two digital resources and explained how it could be beneficial while corporate are designing their marketing mixes.
The FDP was coordinated by Dr. Abhinav P. Tripathi.

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Two Week Workshop of Mobile Application Development using Android

30-06-16

A two week workshop on Mobile Application Development using Android SDK during 30/06/2016 to 12/07/2016 has conducted successfully for students of MCA Vth semester (Batch 2014/15 – 2017) of our institute. Prof. Abhay Kumar Ray from Department of IT was the key resource person for this workshop.
Objective of the workshop :

• This module must help the student to understand and take better use of the Architecture, design, development and implementation of mobile application using Android Operating System. 
• After this workshop you can start by developing small android applications.
Pre-requisite: Knowledge of C, C++ and java.
Pedagogy: 
• Session based on Introduction is conducted in Lecture cum Discussion mode.
• Rest of the session conducted in Computer Lab by live demonstration of each of the topic.
Content of the workshop:
Session 1(4 hours )
Introduction:
• What is Android?
• History of Android
Discussion:
• Architecture of Android operating System,
• Libraries of Android OS
• Application development procedure using Android development toolkit
• Dalvik Virtual Machine & .apk file extension
• Difference between DVM and JVM
• Android API levels (versions & version names)
• FAQ
Session 2 (4 hours )
Discussion:
• Tools required of application development
• AndroidManifest.xml
• uses-permission & uses-sdk
• Resources & R.java
• Assets
• Layouts & Drawable Resources
• Activities and Activity lifecycle
• FAQ
Demonstration / Implementation :
• Installation procedure of tools and environment setting for apps development.
• Launching Emulator
• Editing Emulator Setting
• Working with controls such as Layout, Button, Edit Text etc. 
• Examples of events and event handling
• First Sample Application
Session 3 (4 hours )
Discussion:
• Explicit and Implicit Intents
• ImageView and Animation
• Tween Animation like translation, rotation, scaling, alpha and Animation set.
• FAQ
Demonstration / Implementation:
• Basic UI Design using Time and Date, Images and media, AlertDialogs & Toast and Popup
• Multi Layout application
• Audio Supporting Application
Session 4 (4 hours )

• Introduction to SQLite
• Advantages and limitation of SQLite ,
• FAQ
Demonstration / Implementation:
• SQLite Programming
• SQLiteOpenHelper
• SQLiteDatabse
• Cursor
• Reading and updating Contacts
• Application development using SQLite

Good number of students was participated in this workshop. Students showed their interest to learn this technology and I am sure that participants of this workshop can develop apps by using android SDK and supporting tools .
Session plan, session summary sheet and attendance sheets of above mentioned session is attached for reference.

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Workshop on “Networking & Infrastructure Management”

30-06-16

A two week Workshop on “Networking and Infrastructure Management” during 30/06/2016 to 12/07/2016 has conducted successfully for students of MCA Vth semester (Batch 2014/15 – 2017) of our institute. Prof. Sauresh Mehrotra from Department of IT was the key resource person for this training Programme.
Objective of the Workshop:

• This Workshop will help the student to better understand the Architecture, Design, and various Implementation techniques of Computer Networks and also get an insight into the Enterprise IT Infrastructure Management. 
• After attending this Workshop students will be able to :
o Identify and design Network Topology / Arrangement
o Implement, Configure, and Trouble shoot a Windows Based Client / Server Network
o Create VLAN’s and Configure them
Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of Computer Networks
Pedagogy: 
• Session based on Introduction is conducted in Lecture cum Discussion mode.
• Rest of the session conducted in Computer Lab by live demonstration of each of the topic.
Students interested in Networking attended this training Programme. Students showed their interest to learn this techniques and I am sure that participants of this workshop will be able to create and manage a windows based computer network. 
Course contents and attendance sheet of above mentioned workshop is attached for reference.

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‘Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme

26-06-16

26th June, 2016 activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad was a really special activity with an overwhelming presence of Mr. Gourab Nag, a PGDM passed out student of ITS who is now enjoying his position and responsibilities at Dabur India Pvt. Ltd.

Volunteers of the day – Gourab Nag, Sagnick Das and Satender Rana (Dev) started the class with the regular checkup of the hygiene and personal grooming of the slum children. The class started with the chorus ‘Hum honge kaamyaab ek din’.
The first session of the day was based on the various segments of the calendar. Most of the slum children did not know the number of days in a year. They also did not know the names of the months and weekdays in sequence. Mr. Gourab Nag took the charge of being the coach for the day and taught the slum children with interesting examples and active participation. The children repeated and revised the names of the months and weekdays many times in Hindi and English both. At the end of the session, a short quiz was conducted on the same theme. Those who responded correctly were appreciated with attractive shoe-shaped sharpeners. 
This was followed by a quick revision of the previous exercises. The activity ended with the distribution of Tiger cream biscuits and chocolates among all the children. Dr. Gopal Krishna Dwivedi accompanied and guided the volunteers as the faculty coordinator of Parivartan Club.

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‘Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme

19-06-16

 

 19th June, 2016 activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad was a grand celebration of the Father’s Day which concluded with a session on Public Speaking and the revision of the previous exercises.
Volunteers of the day – Ankit Tomar and Satender Rana (Dev) started the class with the regular check of the hygiene and personal grooming of the slum children. The class started with the chorus ‘Hum honge kaamyaab ek din’.

The first session of the day was the celebration of the Father’s Day. The children were told about the significance of the day and were informed of the ‘Public Speaking Competition’ scheduled for the day. The children were asked to speak something on father with simple details like his name, his favourite dress, favourite dishes and any memorable incident when his love for the child got obvious. More than 15 children participated in the competition and won Haldirams TakaTak snacks.
This was followed by a quick revision of the previous exercises. MBA volunteer Ankit Tomar had brought sweet and salty biscuits for the slum children which were grabbed by them with wide smiles and gratitude.
The activity ended with the distribution of Tiger cream biscuits and chocolates among all the children. Dr. Gopal Krishna Dwivedi accompanied the volunteers as the faculty coordinator of Parivartan Club.

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Utthan Lab Activity

18-06-16

18th June, 2016 activity of Utthan Lab, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad was a refreshing day packed with a presentation on geography, practical sessions in computer labs and a mega drawing competition in which more than hundred meritorious children participated and won fabulous prizes too. The felicitation was done by Prof. Shikha Arora.

Volunteers of the day – Satyapal Yadav, Shiwani Bhatt, Ravi Nandan Kumar, Santosh Yadav, Rahul Bhattacharya, Akansha Saxena, Shweta, Vikas Babu and Satender Rana (Dev) started the day with the song ‘We shall overcome someday’ followed by the brief on the day’s activities and the competition.

The first session of the day was on ‘Monsoon and Its Emergence’ in which a brief presentation was made through PowerPoint, whiteboard and marker pen. The children were told how the monsoon gets formed and how it moves forward. They were also told about the facts like how and why the hot air moves upward, why the monsoon moves from sea to land etc. The presentation concluded with a short quiz on the same content and the best replies were appreciated with the fabulous prizes.

The Second session of the day was on Computer Skills. The children were taken to Computer Lab 1 and Lab 2 where the task for them was to create a new folder on the desktop, find out the pictures of Monsoon and save the pictures in the folder. Those who did it perfectly were felicitated with the attractive prizes.

The third and the last session of the day was a Drawing Competition in which the children had to draw and paint the pictures of Monsoon and the positive and negative aspects of it. The best performers were awarded with the big plastic stools, teddy bears, tumblers and handy-fan toys.

Fancy sharpeners, steel scales, colour sets, drawing sheets and the packets of cream biscuits were given to all the children. Dr. Gopal Krishna Dwivedi guided and accompanied the volunteers as the faculty coordinator of Utthan Lab.

 

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Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme

12-06-16

2th June, 2016 activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad brought an exclusive session on ‘Monsoon’ for the slum children along with another session on Addition of numbers and items.  Volunteers of the day – Shiwani Bhatt, Santosh Yadav, Rahul Bhattacharya, Sumit Kumar, Kapil Verma and Satender Rana (Dev) started the class with the regular check of the hygiene and personal grooming of the slum children. The class started with the chorus ‘Hum honge kaamyaab ek din’.

The first session of the day was on addition of numbers which was effectively conducted by the volunteer Dev who through simple sums elaborated the meaning of the plus and minus signs to the children and guided them for quick calculations of digits and items in general.
The brief was followed by an exclusive session on ‘Monsoon’ conducted for the slum children to make them familiar how monsoon gets formed and moves forward. The session started with the simple questions asked by the volunteers like what is a monsoon, what are clouds, how are clouds formed, why do we have humidity before monsoon etc. The concept was elaborated with the pictures drawn on board and the examples cited. This session concluded with a quiz on the same content and the correct and prompt responses were appreciated with Lifebuoy Soap and loud clappings.
The activity ended with the distribution of Tiger cream biscuits, chocolates and tattoos among all the children. Dr. Gopal Krishna Dwivedi accompanied the volunteers as the faculty coordinator of Parivartan Club.

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‘Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme celebrated “World Environment Day”.

05-06-16

5th June, 2016 activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad was a grand celebration of the World Environment Day in which the concerns for the deteriorating environment were shared through a presentation and expressed through a drawing competition organized exclusively for the slum children.

Volunteers of the day – Sonakshi Mittal, Satyapal Yadav, Vikas Babu and Satender Rana (Dev) started the class with the regular check of the hygiene and personal grooming of the slum children. The class started with the chorus ‘Hum honge kaamyaab ek din’ which was effectively conducted by Ms. Sonakshi Mittal of PGDM.
This was followed by a presentation and brief on World Environment Day. The volunteers started right from the basics. They asked the children ‘What Environment is, what Earth is, what pollution is’ and then through the marker and the board it was elaborated how the Earth was formed and how it got polluted over the years. The consequences of ignoring the environment were explained to slum children with examples.
The brief was followed by a drawing competition in which the children were asked to draw and paint the pictures of the degrading environment. The children were given colourful drawing sheets, crayons coloursets, pencils, sharpeners and the erasers. The good efforts were appreciated with pencil kits given as prizes. At the end of the competition, suggestions for protecting the environment were shared with the children. They were advised to develop right habits for conserving the environment.
The activity ended with the distribution of Tiger cream biscuits and chocolates among all the children. Dr. Gopal Krishna Dwivedi accompanied the volunteers as the faculty coordinator of Parivartan Club.

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5-Days Faculty Development Programme on “Emerging IT Technologies & Research Directions in the field of IT” from 3rd June to 7th June, 2016

03-06-16

Department of I.T organized 5-days Faculty Development Programme on “Emerging IT Technologies & Research Directions in the field of IT” from 3rd June to 7th June, 2016. The objective of this Faculty Development Programme was to make faculties aware about the latest developments in the field of databases, telecommunication, IOT, convergence of different streams including biosciences, Quantum mechanics, electronics, medicinal sciences with computer science like 

Day 1: 
A FDP was inaugurated by Director-IT, Dr. Sunil Kr. Pandey, Speaker of the session Dr. T.V. Vijay Kumar, JNU and FDP & MCA Coordinator, Prof. Puja Dhar.
After Inaugural Session there were different sessions as mentioned below:
Topic “ Research Directions in Databases”
Speaker: Dr. T.V.Vijay Kumar, School of Computer Systems Science, JNU, Delhi 
While addressing the participants Dr. T.V.Vijay Kumar discussed about Dimensions of distributed Database. He said that tradional database management system is having three level architecture while as Distributed Database have Five Level architecture. He also discussed about the Federated Database Management System [SL90]. He said that any system will have three aspects including interface, application logic and data bank. He also discussed about his research work COJO and also compared its concept with SOJO. Dr Vijay also explained about issues in the materialized view like view selection, view maintenance and view resolution. 
Topic 2: “Mobile Computing”
Speaker :  Prof. K.P.Singh, I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad
Prof. K.P.Singh discussed about the current trends of mobile computing like 3G, Global Positioning System, Long Term Evolution, WiMax and Near Field Communication. He also said that using mobile computing, people can work from the comfort of any location they wish to as long as the connection and the security concerns are properly factored. In the same light, the presence of high speed connections has also promoted the use of mobile computing.

Topic 3: Internet of Things
Speaker: Dr. Sunil Kumar Pandey, Director-IT, I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad
In his address he spoke about the historical perspectives of Internet of Things, connectivity mechanism of things, protocol stack used in connecting things/ objects and various related dimensions fueling the growth & development of IoT including: 
a.    Ubiquitous Connectivity—Low–cost, high–speed, pervasive network connectivity, especially through licensed and unlicensed wireless services and technology, makes almost everything “connectable’’.
b.    Widespread adoption of IP–based networking— IP has become the dominant global standard for networking, providing a well–defined and widely implemented platform of software and tools that can be incorporated into a broad range of devices easily and inexpensively.
c.    Computing Economics— Driven by industry investment in research, development, and manufacturing, Moore’s law continues to deliver greater computing power at lower price points and lower power consumption.
d.    Miniaturization— Manufacturing advances allow cutting-edge computing and communications technology to be incorporated into very small objects. Coupled with greater computing economics, this has fueled the advancement of small and inexpensive sensor devices, which drive many IoT applications.
e.    Advances in Data Analytics— New algorithms and rapid increases in computing power, data storage, and cloud services enable the aggregation, correlation, and analysis of vast quantities of data; these large and dynamic datasets provide new opportunities for extracting information and knowledge.
f.    Rise of Cloud Computing– Cloud computing, which leverages remote, networked computing resources to process, manage, and store data, allows small and distributed devices to interact with powerful back-end analytic and control capabilities.
He also spoke on various potential wide range of industry sectors – including automotive, healthcare, manufacturing, home and consumer electronics, and well beyond -- considering the potential for incorporating IoT technology into their products, services, and operations. During the discussion describing IoT as a system where items in the physical world, and sensors within or attached to these items, are connected to the Internet via wireless and wired Internet connections. These sensors can use various types of local area connections such as RFID, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee and can also have wide area connectivity such as GSM, GPRS, 3G, and LTE.
Day 2
Topic : “Emerging Data Warehousing Technologies in special reference to SAP HANA & SAP IQ”
Speakers: Mr. Pankaj Gupta, BI Consultant, PSE, Washington, USA
Mr. Pankaj Gupta talked about Data Warehousing, SAP-Business warehousing and Info Q which stores the multidimensional data. He said that fashion and retail market is growing very fast and business analytics is also a new opportunity for the new comers. While addressing the participants he discussed about the drawbacks of the separation. He also explained the difference between OLAP & OLTP. He also covered In-Memory Database for Oracle Server. He also said that SAP HANA hardware costs about 2-3 million with 8-10 Tera Bytes memory. Mr. Pankaj also discussed about Hot data, warm Data, Cold Data and frozen data which is used for auditing the data. He very nicely discussed about that nowadays laptops are coming with no mechanical pars due to crashing of disks and other issues. 
Topic : “Mobile Identity, 5G and M2M”
Speakers: Mr. Gautam Hazari, Technical Director, GSMA & Chief Architect - Vodafone, London, UK
Mr. Hazari while addressing the participants he discussed about the Network 20-20, M2M, IOT, 5th Generation and Digital Commerce. He said that whole web is based on trust. He also discussed about the Rainbow tables, data security reports, data breaches and internet minutes. He also shared that in every 3 seconds every password is compromised or hacked. He also throw some light on the topic Face Identification Online (FIDO). Mr Hazari also discussed 2G,2.9G, 3G,3.5G, 4G and 5G. He said that by 2020 world will have 5G and by 2022 India will also have 5G. At the end of his session he also explained the working of Smart Homes of UK and connected humans. 

Topic : “Wireless & ADHOC Networks
Speakers: Dr. Vinay Rishiwal, MJP, Rohilkhand University, Bareilly

While addressing the faculty members Dr Vinay Rishiwal he discussed about the sensor technology which is available nowadays in every four wheeler. He also explained that how technology is changing our life. He said that use cases should be used in the teaching system. He also discussed about the ABS system of four wheelers. He emphasized on that we should have Project based teaching system in every course. At the end of his talk he suggested all the faculty members to write algorithmatic and solution oriented research papers.

Day 3
On this day Dr. Sunil Kr. Pandey, Prof. Puja Dhar and Prof. Sauresh Mehrotra took sessions on Data mining Algorithms , advancements in database technologies with its applications , Network and infrastructure management.

Day 4
Topic : “Teaching Pedagogy, Challenges & improving Employability Skills of Students”

Speakers: Prof. M.M.Pant, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor & Founder & Chairman- PlanetEDU

Dr. M.M.Pant while addressing the faculty members discussed about the shaping minds for the new millennium. He said that success happens when preparation meets opportunities. He also discussed about the Top 10 skills of year 20-20 and technology mega trends in the 4th Industrial revolution. He also explained about the BlockChains, Machine Intelligence, Computational Thinking and augmented reality. 

Speaker : Prof. Saurabh Saxena
Topic L Software Testing Methodologies
Prof. Saurabh Saxena discussed about various methodologies used in software testing. He also explained some common testing methodologies including unit testing, acceptance testing, functional testing, performance testing and security testing.

Day 5
Speaker :Mr. Kamal Dodeja, Oracle Corp. 
Topic : Clouds & Virtualization
The objective of the session was to expose the faculty members with the implementation aspects of cloud with hands-on of concepts of virtualization. 

Topic: “Future trends of Education in Computer Science”
Speakers: Dr. Xia-Zhi Gao, University of Alto

While addressing he spoke on motor and cognitive function of human body and correlated it with the research areas and algorithm development for better and optimized solutions for automating to solve the real world problems.
At the end of the Five days faculty development programme, certificates were distributed among participants.
The event concluded with experience sharing of learning.

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‘Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme

29-05-16

29th May, 2016 activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad was an A to Z class during which the children learnt writing letters from A to Z. Revision of previous lessons completed the schedule of the day.

Volunteers of the day – Komal Goyal, Shweta, Vikas Babu and Satender Rana (Dev) started the class with the regular check of the hygiene and personal grooming of the slum children. Those who came bathed, neat and clean were appreciated with the Lifebuoy Plus Soap Cakes.
The class started with the chorus ‘Hum honge kaamyaab ek din’. This was followed by the session of writing English alphabets. The volunteers helped the children whenever and wherever assistance was required. The children practiced writing from A to Z. Then they revised the previous lessons of counting too. 
The class ended with the distribution of Tiger cream biscuits and chocolates among all the children.

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Dr. Sunil Kumar Pandey along with Faculty IT on attended Digital Outreach & Convergence Summit 2016

28-05-16

Dr. Sunil Kumar Pandey-Director IT, Prof. A.N. Tripathi , Prof. Gaurav Midha, Prof. K. P Singh, Mr. Bal Mukund Singh and Dr. Vidushi Singh attended “Digital Outreach & Convergence Summit 2016” organized by Knowledge Resource Development & Welfare Group on 28th May 2016.

The objective of summit was to contextualize the digital landscape, exploring the challenges and opportunities, and effective strategies for digital outreach & convergence. The summit was divided into different sessions and on this occasion various people were awarded for their significant contribution in the various fields of IT. The details of the event are as follows:
Session I: Kick Off 
The session I was having lectures on the topics “Towards an Inclusive Digital Society: from digital divide to digital roadmap”, “Digital Economy: the new economy world order” along with paper presentations. 
Session II: The Indian Story
In this part three lectures were delivered on the topics:” National Digital Literacy Mission-in the making of a digitally empowered knowledge economy”, B-Governance: empowering people-challenges and the opportunities”, “Business digital ecosystem-the Indian experience: from startups to big business”. Paper presentation took part at the end.
Session III: Digital Technology
In the session III, four lectures were delivered on “Internet of Things: the future connection”, Emerging, Converging and Disruptive Technologies: the drivers of digital lifestyle of tomorrow”, Manufacturing of the future: Mobile technology and the post digital experience” and “Reimaging the future: Mobile technology and the post digital experience”.
Session IV: Digital Landscape
In this part one lectures was scheduled on the topic:” From tradition to change in digital age: the changing face of Education, Entertainment, Healthcare, Commerce, Media”.
Session V: Social Media
Session V was having two lectures on the topics:” The good, the bad and the ugly of social media”, Cyber space: catching the Tiger by the tail” preceded by Quiz.
Session VI: Presentations
Paper presentations were held in session VI of the summit.
Session VI: Award Ceremony
Award were distributed in the different categories like :
A. The People Award :
1. Hall of the fame Award,
2. Corporate Social Media leader of the Year
3. Digital Entrepreneur of the Year,
4. Digital professional of the Year,
5. Social Media Activist of the Year,
6. Student Award 
B. Organization Award
1. Citizen Empowerment Initiative of the Year,
2. Digital Innovation of the Year,
3. E-Solution initiative of the Year,
4. Corporate Social Media Excellence of the Year.
C. Social Media Campaign
1. Integrated Social Media Campaign of the Year,
2. Social good Campaign of the Year,
3. Women’s Right Campaign of the Year.

On this occasion Honorable Vice Chairman Shri Sohil Chadha Sir was awarded for “Corporate Social Media Leader of the Year Award 2016” in the Digital Outreach & Convergence Summit 2016.

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‘Parivartan’ – The Slum Education Programme

22-05-16

 22nd May, 2016 activity of ‘Parivartan’- the Slum Education Programme, a CSR initiative of ITS, Ghaziabad was a revision class that resounded the surroundings in spite of the scorching heat and suffocating humidity.

Volunteers of the day – Animesh Saraswat, Aanchal Grover and Satender Rana (Dev) started the class with the regular check of the hygiene and personal grooming of the slum children. Those who came bathed, neat and clean were appreciated with the Chips packets.
The class started with the chorus ‘Hum honge kaamyaab ek din’. Then they were told that this was an exclusive revision class in which they revised the tables from 2 to 10 in Hindi and English both.
The temperature and humidity were intolerable. The teachers and the taught both were sweating but the class went on with full interest and zeal. The little voices were so loud that even the Fire Station officers and staff members got curious to come out and see the teaching, learning and the obvious progress of the slum children.
The class ended with the distribution of Tiger cream biscuits, chocolates and tattoos among all the children.

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Dr. Anusha & Prof. Neetu attended CII 5th Summit on Banking and Finance

20-05-16

Dr. Anusha Agarwal and Prof. Neetu Purohit attended the 5th CII Banking and Finance Summit 2016 on ‘Building India through a Stronger Financial Sector’ on 20th May 2016 at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. The Summit witnessed a participation of around 225 delegates comprising of corporates, infrastructure companies, banks, insurance companies, financial intermediaries and merchant banks, AMCs, technology players in BFSI space, PEs & VCs, multilateral agencies, policy makers & regulators, finance professionals, debt syndicators, economists and academia.

The Chief Guest for the Summit was Mr. Vinod Rai, Chairman, Banks Board Bureau, Government of India. He highlighted that the banks stressed assets are due to high leveraging by the borrowing companies. He also highlighted that the Banks Board Bureau is analysing these stress assets and will put forward an intermediary mechanism to settle them. RBI is also preparing guidelines on the issues faced in case of joint lending by banks. Mr. Rai was hopeful that all these will facilitate in cleaning the balance sheet of the banks. In this regard, a roadmap will be ready by 15th June so that a certain degree of comfort can be provided in the decision making process. Then there were four Panel Discussions with Panel Discussion I on ‘Linking the Unbanked Population to the Formal Banking System’.

The speakers for the panel were Mr. Rakesh Sethi, Executive Director, Union Bank of India; Ms. Ratna Vishwanathan, Chief Executive Officer, Microfinance Institutions Network; and Mr. Anuj Pandey, EVP & Regional Business Head-North, Religare Finvest Ltd. The session chair was Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, Chairman, NABARD. The Panel Discussion II was on ‘Enhanced Role of Technology & Applications in Banking and Financial Sector’. The panelists were Mr. Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM; Mr. Murli Mahalingam, Industry Director-Banking, SAP India Subcontinent; and Mr. Trilok Chandra, Director, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India; and Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu, Senior VP-Market Development, Quatrro Processing Service. The session moderator was Mr. Ravi Nawal, Country Head, Kapronasia in India. The Panel Discussion III was on ‘Financing the Infrastructure Gap: Role of Banks, Financial Institutions & Specialist Institutions’. The panelists were Mr. S.B. Nayar, Chairman and Managing Director, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd.; Mr. K. Mukundan, CEO UTI Capital Ltd.; and Mr. Sidharath Kapur, President and CFO-Airports, GMR Group. The Moderator for the panel was Mr. Tamal Bandyopadhyay, Consulting Editor, The Mint. The last Panel Discussion IV was on ‘Structural Reforms in the Indian Financial Sector’. The expert speakers for the session were Mr. Deepak Chatterjee, Managing Director & CEO, IIFCL Projects Ltd.; Mr. Nikhil Sahni, Secior President and Country Head, Government Banking & Strategic Government Advisory, YES Bank; Mr. A.K. Choudhary, Chief General Manager, Department of Banking Regulation, Reserve Bank of India; Mr. Naresh Makhijani, Partner and Head-Financial Services, KPMG India; and Mr. Krishnan Sitaraman, Senior Director, CRISIL Ratings.

The session was chaired by Mr. Rajesh Srivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, Rabo Equity Advisors Pvt. Ltd. The speakers deliberated on the various aspects of financial institutions and how their functioning can be made more effective at a fair cost with benefits to all sectors of the society. The speakers also stressed upon the need for a greater role of Micro Finance Institutions and NBFCs as they work at the grassroot level so that they compliment the formal banking channels in reaching out to the bottom of the pyramid. There was also a release of the CII - CRISIL Paper on ‘Building India through a Stronger Financial System’ was released during the Summit. The faculty members found the Summit very informative and insightful.

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