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IIPM Lucknow in association with Young Force had the privilege of hosting Mr, Vinay Pratap Singh the Cluster Head (UP) of Radio Mirchi on campus. He talked about the careers in Media, various profiles available for fresh management graduates. He emphasized on the skill set required in media and explained this with the role of professionals in Radio Mirchi

On the later part the workshop analyzed the thought process behind the most creative advertisements and included the mental math that most advertisers used. Mr. Singh highlighted that most good advertisements tell a story and the ads which become memorable are the ones with a simple and engaging truth in them. “Every ad is an opportunity for the consumer to marry the brand”

With the marketing bunch in the audience aware of the strong nexus that marketers and advertisers have, questions on media and advertising flowed freely.

Having got a taste of the media sector from a person of Mr. Singh’s stature the students were left longing for more. The session ended with great applause and appreciation for Mr. Singh, who was very happy that students were taking keen interest in Media as a career, quite against the traditional norm. The session definitely gave the students an in-depth insight on a new field.

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Ahmedabad, July, 2010: The Indian Institute of Planning & Management (IIPM), one of the leading management institutes in the country paved the way for generation next to excel and be the best leaders of tomorrow. IIPM, Ahmedabad conferred Diploma Certificates to students of batch 2007-2009 on the successful completion of their Post Graduate Programme in Planning &  Entrepreneurship and also the Post Graduate Degree in Management from IMI, Europe.

The Convocation saw 55 students being awarded their respective graduating diplomas. It was an opportunity for all to reunite and relive the memorable moments of the most exciting and crucial two years of the students' lives that they had spent at IIPM. To inaugurate the event, IIPM students performed Vandana Dance-a prayer to the  Lord.

Dr. J J Irani, Director - Tata Sons graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Among other Guests of Honour’s were Mr. P. R. Joshi, President Group-HR & CC, Zydus Cadila, Mr. Pankaj Sachdeva, Managing Director, Kalpataru Power Transmissions Limited, Mr. Kaushal Mehta, Founder and Chairman, Motif Inc., Mr. Mukesh Bhandari, Chairman, Electrotherm India Limited, Mr. Hitesh Buddhbatti, DGM & Branch Head, Times Group and Dr. Binod Agrawal, Vice Chancellor, Himigiri Nabh Vishwavidhyalaya.

The Directors’ Gold and Silver medals for outstanding performances both in academic and non-academic activities were also awarded by Dr. J.J. Irani to the brightest stars of IIPM. The Academic Gold and Silver medals were awarded to students who ranked first and second consistently throughout the two years of the program by Prof. A. Sandeep, Dean-IIPM, All India.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. J.J. Irani, called upon the graduating students to be responsible to the one billion Indians rather than only to the shareholders of the companies they work for. He stressed on the fact that businesses need to cater to overall community and successful businesses are created by taking the communities they are surrounded by with them. Dr. Irani stressed that India should become a 'Happy Nation' rather than an 'Economic Superpower.' This he felt can be achieved by ensuring corporates and their executives follow ethical practices. He demanded that the new generation pay heed to values and ensure that these values are passed on wherever they go.

The diplomas were conferred upon the students of IIPM Ahmedabad by the various Guests of Honor. The alumni then gathered on stage for the cap-throwing ceremony. It was a very proud moment for the parents when all the students joined for the cap throwing ceremony after receiving their testimonials.

The ceremony also saw the Corporate Recruiters’ Award being presented to various organizations for their continuous association with IIPM Ahmedabad. These included Claris Lifesciences Ltd. , Hitachi Home and Life Solutions, ICICI Securities Ltd., Evosys, Zydus Cadila, Mahindra Finance and Times Group.

The ever dynamic and competitive world patiently waits for our wits, talents and abilities to grow sharper. These would grow sharper when we put our mind, thoughts and actions in the right direction and grab the right opportunity at the right time. IIPM has never let this opportunity shun away and has given its students the right platform to explore and boost their abilities keeping pace with this dynamic business world and help them “Dare to think beyond.”

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On 14th July’10, the 4P’s club of  IIPM Indore organized ‘the best marketing plan competition' for the first years, second years and the BBA students.
 
The objective behind the entire exercise was to actually test the students and get to know how much they are able to use what they have learnt in the class to actual marketing of a product.

5 teams of 6-7 members participated in the event. 3 out of these 4 teams were combined teams with students of 1st yr, 2nd yr and BBA all working together on the product. The other 2 teams were ISBE-B and BBA students.

Each team was given a specific product to launch highlighting its USP. The products were a watch, soap, torch, lipstick, a deodorant.

The students were given an hour to prepare a questionnaire, conduct a survey, conduct a primary research and on the basis of the research make a marketing plan including a TVC. The students were given the freedom to refer to any of the marketing books in the library but if any group was caught asking help from any of the faculty would be disqualified.

Each team was given a time 4-5 mins to give their presentation. The judge for the event was Prof. Jayanta Chakraborti.

The winning team was the team that marketed the lipstick.

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On 17th July 2010, HEAL Club of IIPM Bhubaneshwar organized a Workshop on “Art of Living”. The guest for the event was Mr. Satya Ranjan Sahoo, MD of SERIFED (Orissa Co-op Tassar & Silk Federation Ltd) & BOYANIKA.

The Purpose of the workshop was to provide consistent and comprehensive understanding to make sense of our interdependent world and to understand who we are in it and to bring about the betterment of lives. Students enjoyed the session thoroughly as they learned a handful of techniques on stress management and techniques to enhance the power of their conscious mind.

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Music, Fun, Laughter and a rocking theme to add to it! PGP (10-12)/ SS & UGP (10-13)/SS witnessed the biggest & the most happening party at the voguish disc “Zero Degree” on 12th July 2010. IIPM, Lucknow hosted Moonwalk 2010 with a vivid “Retro Theme". The venue was filled with joy and color. 

As the festivity picked on the Mr. Fresher & Ms. Fresher contest results were given away. Mr. Amlan Ray, Dean IIPM Lucknow welcomed the batch and disclosed the names of the winners.  Mr. Sagar Shukla & Miss Reema Chatlani of PGP (10-12)/SS were awarded as Mr. Fresher & Ms. Fresher respectively. The party continued as the students hit the dance floor once again.

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On 10th July 2010, 4ps Club of IIPM Bhubaneshwar organized a Panel Discussion on the topic, “Advertising: Is it all about creativity or strategy”. The guests for the event were Mr. Prasanna Panda, Response Head- Indian Express, Mr. Debasish Sahu, Branch Manger- PPS Bhubaneshwar and Prof. Surya Das Mohapatra who played the role of moderator in the entire event.

Both the speakers had stressed on the core importance of the verticals of their respective industries. Mr. Prasanna Panda was very explicit and clear about his views on how an adjustable and practical balance has to be maintained when thinking of the success of an advertising campaign. Mr. Sahu of PPS was also very clear in explaining different attributes that influence the advertising industry. His clear distinction of strategy and creativity and how the combination of both the concepts has turned around the thinking in advertising industry was beautifully emphasized by him.

Students were delighted to be among the guests and thoroughly enjoyed the question and answer round. It was a real value addition for the young & dynamic future managers as they had got a 360 degree view of the Advertising Industry.

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"We stand on the razor's edge of being remembered...or forgotten”!
Impressions are critical in creating the right impact. They make the deciding difference between success and failure.

The impact of our appearance, postures, and manners is as strong if not more than that of our skills, expertise and competency. People inadvertently form their first impressions in less than five minutes of the meeting on the basis of general body language and our ability to project ourselves. In social as well as professional work situations, inevitably, packaging and etiquette is the only visible and available means of evaluating others.

With liberalization and globalization bringing in a train of new business opportunities involving overseas partnerships, joint ventures and tie-ups, there is an urgent need for Indian Managers to familiarize themselves with diverse cultures and their social decorum.

Bearing this need the Rhetorix Club at IIPM Lucknow organized a workshop on Corporate Power Dressing. The workshop was conducted by the known fashion designer Asma Hussain, who emphasized on the importance of dressing in the colorful corporate world to ensure casual and stylish flair. Asma Hussain also highlighted the key aspects of formal dressing by an elaborate presentation. It was a good educational experience for the students who were left clamoring and mesmerized

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It was quite a refreshing morning on 1st and 2nd of July 2010 for the students of IIPM Chandigarh [PGP/SS/2010-12, UGP/SS/2010-13 Sem 1 and PGP/FW/2009-11/T3] - It was an Industrial visit to Coca Cola manufacturing plant. The student batch comprising of 120 (SS batch), 50 (FW batch) MBA and 20 BBA students had a great time. They had a chance to witness the entire manufacturing process in detail, starting from preparing the mixture, rinsing of bottles and packaging until the final stage when these bottles are ready for distribution. Overall it was an enriching experience for all the students

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Date: June 12th, 2010
Event: Guest Lecture
Speaker: Mr. Dhiraj K Sinha
Topic: The market potential of Microinsurance in India

Mr. Dhiraj K Sinha, Senior Project Manager, Larive India, visited IIPM Delhi campus to deliver a lecture on “Microinsurance”. He explained the basic concept of Microinsurance and its potential in the low income group segment. He explained the various products that are covered in micro insurance. The biggest challenge according to him, is the delivery of microinsurance to the clients. Mr. Dhiraj focused on the four basic models that are followed for the delivery purpose and also explained the students about the advantages and disadvantages attached to each model. As the session ended each student had a better understanding of the subject and recognized the importance of microinsurance as a useful tool in economic development.

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On 25th June 2010, IIPM Indore hosted the Moonwalk party for the Spring Summer batch of 2010-2012 at Hotel Sayaji, Indore.

A night of fun and dance, the students of spring summer batch at IIPM Indore had a chance to unwind after a grueling one month of projects and presentations.
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