Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Management starts at Self

“It takes roughly 20% of our efforts in order to get 80% of the results”
-  Joseph M Juran

As students of Business School, we are literally entwined with the term ‘Management’. It is splashed across every book we go through and is cast off by every professor who teaches us.
It’s essence is present in different aspects of our daily lives, but only a few of us recognise it.

We all agree that  Management is mandatory at any organisation, but what’s essential is that it should be carried out by all individuals even at a personal level. When one learns to manage himself in a better manner, other things flow naturally. There are different kinds of management skills that one should be equipped with at all times, such as:

  • Time Management:
 Needless to say, we all have 24 hours in a day to do whatever we want. It means that this has to be wisely used  to reached college on time, relax with our family & friends, run errands and spend it on an another important stressbuster these days i.e. The internet.
  • Financial Management:
Budget, a term that all we all college goers are familiar with. We must be able to spend it sensibly i.e. Visit places, try different cuisines & save or invest a little portion of our income. The same knowledge can come handy later on when we earn and have to manage a larger sum.

  • Micro-Level Management:
This involves learning to communicate well with our peers. It is important that we know when to say Yes/No to an invitation and when to complete one work before committing to another. Body language also plays a role here, it is by the way we respond that the other individual understands us. Also remember, being a little efficient with tasks at hand can also spare us a great deal of time in future. Micro level tasks directly or indirectly affect the other two skills.

These management skills are quite easy to follow if we pay a little attention to ourselves.It is imperative that we also manage ourselves at an emotional and physical level. This is because our emotional intelligence and physical abilities also determine the kind of work we take up.To improve ourselves here, we can take up a sport, read, pursue hobbies etc.For it is only when we work on ourselves can we hope to perform triumphantly. Thus, Management does start at Self!

Friday, December 9, 2016

INternational CONference (INCON) 2017

INternational CONference (INCON)

Audyogik Shikshan Mandal (ASM) has been known to constantly organise the conferences, events and competitions to boost the energy level of the students and give them a chance to make a mark in the world outside of college. After MINDSCAPE, which was a case study competition, ASM brings to you INCON, an International Conference on Ongoing Research in Management & IT on 21st and 22nd, January, 2017 at ASM, Pune.

The conference will help the students to understand and learn many terms and concepts related to research in Management, Business and IT sector. For example:
  • What is the definition of Management research?
  • What is the importance of research in Management?
  • What are the topics for research in Management?
  • What all research topics in Management studies can one pursue?
  • How can one do PhD in Management studies?

For this International Conference, ASM has listed down the topics which span across the areas of Global Business, Management and Information Technology:
  • Strategic Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Change Management
  • Finance and Economics
  • Banking
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Education and Research
  • Talent Management
  • General Management
  • Project Management

The main motto of organising this conference is for the researchers to have new concepts, ideas, models and thoughts that are developed in global business management. The presentation of their own research helps them gain a broader and global perspective in management and information technology which, in itself, is a remarkable thing.

Important Dates
Last date for submission of papers: 15th December, 2016
Last date for registration: 24th December, 2016

To know more about who can participate and how to participate, Click Here: http://www.asmgroup.edu.in/incon/call-paper.html

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/INCON-by-ASM-Group-of-Institutes-688678814561514/?fref=ts

Sunday, November 13, 2016



In the era of technology, everything is online and happens simultaneously. But that has got limitations as well and also requires a lot of space. So, consider:
  • Cheap, abundant storage.
  • Faster processors.
  • Affordable open source, distributed big data platforms, such as Hadoop.
  • Parallel processing, clustering, MPP, virtualization, large grid environment, high connectivity and high throughput.
  • Cloud computing and other flexible resource allocation arrangements.

With the advent of technology and surplus demands ‘Big data’ has made it all possible.

What is Hadoop?

Hadoop is an open-source software framework used for distributed storage and processing of very large data sets. It consists of computer clusters built from commodity hardware. All the modules in Hadoop are designed with a fundamental assumption that hardware failures are a common occurrence and should be automatically handled by the framework.
According to the analytics school, data analytics are being paid a whopping Rs. 12.19 Lakhs per annum in Mumbai, followed by Bengaluru— Rs. 10.48 Lakhs and Delhi—NCR—Rs. 10.4 Lakhs. But the start-up city has the highest number of jobs for analysts and data scientists— 30,000.

Why is Hadoop important?
  • Ability to store and process huge amounts of any kind of data, quickly. With data volumes and varieties constantly increasing, especially from social media and the Internet of Things (IoT), that's a key consideration.
  • Computing power. Hadoop's distributed computing model processes big data fast. The more computing nodes you use, the more processing power you have.
  • Fault tolerance. Data and application processing are protected against hardware failure. If a node goes down, jobs are automatically redirected to other nodes to make sure the distributed computing does not fail. Multiple copies of all data are stored automatically.
  • Flexibility. Unlike traditional relational databases, you don’t have to process data before storing it. You can store as much data as you want and decide how to use it later. That includes unstructured data like text, images and videos.
  • Low cost. The open-source framework is free and uses commodity hardware to store large quantities of data.
  • Scalability. You can easily grow your system to handle more data simply by adding nodes. Little administration is required.
Hadoop in the new era of employment-

Jobs in big cities are not easy to catch hold of that's where BIGDATA comes into the picture talking statistically, Delhi offers  around 23,000 jobs for analytics and Mumbai has only around 12,000 jobs for them. The demand and supply is equal in Bengaluru and demand is lesser in Mumbai when compared. Considering the new economic reforms laid down by the Modi government, the nation is still trying to recover from the shock, what is more important and of concern to us is the fact that our country has been pushed into an economic crisis; also not to ignore the fact of the elections of 45th US president. Within 20 hours  the world economy has changed and is hitting people in all the possible ways emotionally, mentally and physically. That’s when BIGDATA comes into the picture which is a strong hold for people falling in the unemployment bracket big data tools like R, SAS, SPSS are keys. Big Data is the buzz word in this decade and Bengaluru comes second after Mumbai among highest paying cities for jobs in the area. Bengaluru pays Rs. 10.48 Lakhs per annum to analysts and data scientists. If not technically we know the economic benefits of Hadoop and other BIGDATA instruments!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

MINDSCAPE 2016 - 13th edition of Success

MINDSCAPE, a case study competition for Industry-Institute Interaction, was organized at Audyogik Shikshan Mandal Campus in Pimpri, Pune on 23rd October; 2016.
Mr R. N. Nalbalwar, Sr. VP-ER Aditya Birla Corporation, was the chief guest for the Inaugural function of the event. Dr Asha Pachpande, Founder secretary and Director of ASM was the Chairperson on the occasion.
Mr. Nalbalwar, his address to the audience, emphasized on the necessity for Industry-Institute interactions and appreciated the unique initiative by ASM Group for organizing the Mindscape Case Study Competition.
The Competition between the various industry teams was extremely intense and interesting! Dr Santosh Dastane, Mr Shyam Ozarkar & Mr Dinesh Bagade (GM & DGM, MVML, Chakan) Mr Atul Badkas (DGM L&D Endurance Tech), Prof. Asheesh Dixit and Prof Roopa Praveen (ASM Group) were the Jury members for the competition.
Major Industries that participated in the competition:
  • Tata Motors
  • Bajaj Auto
  • Mahindra & Mahindra
  • Siemens
  • Forbes Marshall
  • Endurance Technology and many more
In the evening function of Mindscape 2016, awards was presided by the Chief Guest Mr Unnikrishnan, MD & CEO Thermax Ltd., who narrated the paradigm shift which has taken place at the global scenario for Management studies. He also said that the events like ASM’s Mindscape competition are very important to bridge the ever increasing gaps in Academic studies and Industry requirements
The Teams from M&M Nasik, MVML Chakan and Tata motors Ltd. won the coveted Mindscape 2016 Main/Special Jury & Live Case Study segments and Endurance Tech,Trikaya Coatings were the close Runners up. The Team from MSL was awarded the Mindscape 2016 Surprise Trophy.
The MINDSCAPE 2016 competition was compered by the faculty & students of ASM group, the concluding remarks were offered by Prof. Roopa Praveen whereas Prof J.A.Kulkarni explained the essence of Mindscape competitions and enabled the smooth conduct of event MINDSCAPE-2016.  She expressed optimism in further popularity and utility of the event as a ‘Hub’ for improving Institute-Industry interactions.
M/S Golden Sparrow Publishers were the Media Partners for MINDSCAPE 2016 and was represented by Mr. Ankit Kankar (senior officer- strategic affairs).

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mindscape by ASM

Mindscape by ASM

ASM group of institutes understands the need to accept new techniques and methods of imparting knowledge to the students. It knows that maintaining the pace with newer methods, researches and industry applications help the students in the long run. Under this thought, in 2004-05, ASM started a case study competition called Mindscape which is India’s only Live Case Study Competition and is now in its 13th year!

Thought behind Mindscape:
  1. Practical Thinking: The management of ASM were very keen to bring such a platform on campus that’ll give the students a direct chance to learn and understand practical problems and their probable solutions.
  2. Interaction: The interaction that occurs between the students and the industry turns out to be beneficial for the students as well as the industry as both get a new perspective towards the study.
  3. Experience: A Live Case Study gives a huge exposure to students and they get an enriching experience of working along with the experts of various industries.
  4. Strengthen Institute-Industry Interaction: The alliance between an institute and an industry results in great relationship bringing mutual benefit to both! Such competitions allow them to strengthen that symbiotic bond!

2016 Mindscape:
The previous success of Mindscape competition has been a great boost to the institute and this year it is going to be bigger and better!
The entries are pouring in and the last date of submission is nearing! Here are the important dates to look out for:

  1. Last Date Of Registration along with soft copy of Presentation is 10th Oct, till 5 pm!
  2. Preliminary Rounds on 22nd Oct at 10 AM, at ASM’s IPS Auditorium!
  3. Final Presentation on 23rd Oct at 9.30 AM, at ASM Campus!

Things/Rules you must know about the Competition:
  1. The Case Study Resolution should be an outcome of team effort by industry executives of any industry.
  2. The participating teams should submit two hard copies and a soft copy of the presentation.
  3. The decision given by the jury will be final and binding on all the participants of the competition.
  4. On a blind review, cases will be shortlisted.
  5. Each team has to choose only one case from the case studies provided in the docket.
  6. Each team will have a total of 25 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A.
  7. Each participating member/team will be awarded with a certificate of participation.
  8. The teams selected for the final presentation should be present at the ASM campus on 23rd October, 2016 at 9.30 am.
  9. All the shortlisted case studies will be published in ASM’s annual souvenir.
  10. There are 3 categories of trophies namely, Special Jury Trophy, Live Case Study Trophy and a Main Trophy.

To Participate, send your case studies with a title “MINDSCAPE CASE STUDY 2016 COMPETITION” to:
Prof. J. A. kulkarni
Visit the ASM Mindscape Page to know more.

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