Economic times, IFEN and IIPM all believe in the concept of an edge in awareness and the canny ability to reach the issues which lie beyond textbooks. To help students gain this critical edge IIPM Lucknow  organized a workshop on Effective communication and leadership skills on 11th June 2010. The workshop was executed by Mr Abhijeet Bhattacharya (Chief Training Manager- IFEN). Mr Bhattacharya has total 19 years of work experience with 14 years of expertise in corporate training.

He has designed and introduced innovative and very effective training programs on Customer Relationship Management for leading Customer Care Center in Country and has conducted various programs to enhance the skill set of employees at work which includes - Communication Skills, Motivation, Self development, Team Building and Leadership skills.

Mr. Bhattacharya made this 2 hours session extremely interesting for all the students of IIPM. He discussed all the aspects of communication, making us understand the aspects that should be given high priority while communicating. He also highlighted leadership qualities of leaders from the sports & corporate world.

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The students of IIPM Mumbai were taken for an industrial visit to Asian Paints Ltd on the 9th of June. They introduced the students to the concept of Total Water Management whereby they strongly believe that Every Drop of Water Counts.

They showcased various models that helped in conserving water. This was a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) step by Asian Paints to help in improving awareness about shortage of water and the various problems that come with it. Also the students were shown the entire functioning of the plant from the purchase of raw materials to its dispatch. The entire industrial visit turned out to be very informative and educative too.

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Orientation Day at IIPM is a new beginning for aspiring achievers, upcoming leaders and tomorrow’s CEOs. 25th  May, 2010 was that auspicious day when the Spring Summer PG and UG batch at Lucknow campus attended their orientation programme.
 
The event started with lightning the lamp of knowledge followed by welcome speech. In the welcome speech; Dean- IIPM, Lucknow, Prof. Amlan Ray briefed the students about their exciting campus life ahead and requirements in academics.

Prof. Rajat Shukal, Dean- Placements All India Starategic Management Group, was the key speaker in the orientation programme. Prof.Rajat took the students to the next level by giving an inspirational speech and reinforced their belief and commitment towards the right career path. Besides, there were intellectual insights on education and the benefits of joining IIPM from other faculty members.
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His Excellency Thiru Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor of Tamil Nadu presented Awards and Degrees to the students at the Annual Convocation of Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) at Chennai today (08.06.2010). Mr. Vladimir V. Mariy,  Director-Russian Centre for Science & Culture, Chennai, Prof. Krishnan, Dean (Academis), IIPM Chennai, Dr. R.T. Sababapathy Mohan, Vice-Chancellor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar Univesity, Tirunelveli and Thiru Jawahar Vedivelu, Vice-President, SICCI were present.


 
ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY SHRI SURJIT SINGH BARNALA, GOVERNOR OF TAMIL NADU AT THE ANNUAL CONVOCATION OF THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF PLANNING & MANAGEMENT (IIPM)
AT HOTEL LE ROYAL MERIDEN, CHENNAI
ON 08.06.2010 AT 11.00 A.M

I feel it a great pleasure to present the Awards and Degrees to the Management Graduates and address this distinguished gathering here today.

At the outset I congratulate the recipients of awards and degrees. It is your hard work and sincerity that has brought you success. Management is a universal phenomenon. Effective planning, proper and timely execution, courage and will power are the ingredients of success. You should always be alert and on the move towards your goal. Ego, fear of failure, lack of self confidence, lack of focus and commitment are the obstacles to success. To achieve the winning edge it is necessary to strive for excellence.

Success is measured by the number of obstacles one overcomes to achieve his goal. I am reminded of Abraham Lincoln who had faced a series of failures before becoming the U S President at the age of 52. He failed in business at the age of 21. He was defeated in the legislative elections at 22 and had a nervous breakdown at the age of 27. He lost the Congressional race at the age of 34, the senatorial race at the age of 45 and at 49 and the Vice President elections at the age of 47. He was not deterred by these failures. He converted them into stepping stones for success.

Today India is witnessing a big boom in professional development and career profiles. India has made rapid strides in all spheres and is one of the fastest developing countries in the world. We need to keep pace with the changing global scenario and should equip ourselves to compete globally.

You have been provided quality management education by this temple of learning. Management Gurus and various thinkers have given management thoughts and have suggested models providing a strong theoretical base. It will not be wise for a Management Executive to go on for a copy book style formula for every issue. Apply your mind, study the situation, act wise and determine the types of decision and leadership styles that are apt and suits at that point of time. You are the masters of the situation.

I am pleased to learn that IIPM is oriented towards promotion of corporate growth, based on innovation and entrepreneurship in harmony with National Economic Planning objective aiming at a sustainable and ethically acceptable growth rate. The initiatives taken by IIPM to incorporate the twin tasks of orienting education and research towards the needs of both the private and public sectors and to establish the link between the National Economic Planning and the development of private enterprises deserves commendation.

Management Institutions should restructure their programmes and should aim at developing and enhancing managerial skills, Inter-personal skills, communication skills, decision making skills etc.

I convey my warm felicitations to the Management, Faculty, Staff, recipients of awards and degrees and students of IIPM.

I wish IIPM all success in its endeavours. 

Jai Hind.

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Embarking on GOTA trip is a great learning adventure for many students, and IIPM over the years has ensured that the trip is well planned with optimized learning opportunities .Singapore has been a choice destination for institutions around the world, and every year thousands of students come to interact and discover new learning experiences. The learning experiences are extensive, ranging from life skills to culture appreciation and nature discovery.

Thus, this time the UG – Spring Summer 09-12 batch of IIPM Lucknow were taken to Singapore, where learning becomes truly alive and experience truly enriching. The students visited some of the biggest names in the corporate world and were enthralled by the overall experience that they acquired that the whole trip had to offer. The students visited a number of reputed organizations such as Newater and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

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