Wednesday, August 10, 2016


9 AUG 2016, ASM Group of Institutes commenced its induction Program for MBA 2016 batch.
The event began with the lighting of lamp by Dr. Asha Pachpande, Dr. Sandeep Pachpande, Deepak Shikarpur, S.B.Mathur, Director General of ASM IIBR followed by Saraswati Vandana by MBA Senior students Deepika and Anu Vijaykumar.

Dr. Sandeep Pachpande then gave a welcome speech with motivational words to all MBA fresher students on how to plan next two years to make themselves good manager and stressed on skills management .He also shared his recent experience of Harvard business school learning with students. He guided students about importance to develop technical, business and soft skills which will lead them to better job opportunities in near future.

Chief guest Mr. Deepak Shikarpur talked about current trends in management and industry expectations with fresher. He also asked students their career goals. He gave some basic interview tips to students and told what all area they should work on in next two years. Mr. Shikarpur enlightened students with importance of foreign language and how it can add value to the CV of fresher students.

Asha Pachpande, Director ASM addressed the students by telling them to value time management, to attend classroom sessions and events for over all grooming. She also made students aware about 7Cs of communication which reduce the error while working.
Post lunch session consisted of Dr. Santosh Dastane who spoke about MBA curriculum and reason of change in syllabus and practical implementation rather than mugging up theories. He also stressed on case study methodology which will improve students’ analytical thinking. He revealed the importance of research in management and current market.

Mr. Ravi Bodani, Motivational speaker conducted various activities to let students know importance of working in group. He spoke about various personality traits and habits related to it. How a student can improve by working on their weaknesses? By citing various examples he showed how students commit mistakes frequently and asked them not to do the same in future for their own betterment. His interactive session helped students to learn a lot.

10th Aug, session started with a speech by Mr. Arun Firodia (Chairman Kinetic Group). His book, “Smart City “ A blue print of zero pollution sustainable smart industrial city was recently launched. He addressed students by saying that they should be innovative and create some new products and then brand them. He gave examples of Ola and Uber , CCD and Haldiram; how small concepts turn into big businesses. He motivated students to update themselves with current knowledge. He said, “Change in attitude can create a difference.”

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MBA & PGDM: New age Management Courses

Students are nowadays being very selective when it comes to taking admission in a certain institute and choosing the right course with the right specialization.
There are so many thoughts and questions revolving in their heads when they step out in the real world:
     1.      H.S.C done! What Next? BBA? B.Sc.? BCA? B.Com? BBM?
     2.      Graduation done! What Next? PG or Job?
     3.      PG Degree? Or PG Diploma?
     4.      PGDM course or MBA course?

In this era, where most of the students tend to take up Engineering or Medical, there are so many other fields which provide an enormous scope for career development. Out of which, MBA is widely known. MBA is the most popular choice of students when it comes to post graduation.
Why MBA?
     1.      MBA syllabus is interesting
     2.      MBA helps in management of one’s profession
     3.      MBA leads to better Placements
     4.      MBA gives Results
Also, the specialisation courses in MBA are varied like MBA in HR, MBA in Finance, MBA in Marketing, MBA in Operations, MBA in IT, MBA in International Business, MBA in Foreign Trade etc. There are different types of management courses that students can take up as per their suitability;
     1.      PGDM- Post Graduate Diploma in Management
     2.      Part time MBA
     3.      Executive MBA
     4.      Distance MBA
     5.      Correspondence MBA

So, MBA is the course that will teach students all the life hacks necessary to lead a career of glory. Even after getting the Engineering or Medical degree, students find that doing an MBA course will give them a better hold on their profession and hence pursue MBA after graduation. It teaches them administration skills, management skills and relationship skills which eventually help them achieve all the goals in their respective careers.
 Difference between PGDM and MBA:

Institutes recognised by AICTE can honour the degree of PGDM.
Universities and institutes affiliated to University can honour the degree of MBA.
PGDM syllabus is designed by the institute based on the guidelines of the University.
MBA syllabus is designed and granted by the UGC.

So, PGDM is equivalent to MBA in all the aspects except for the degree that is honoured.
FACT: All the IIMs give PGDM degrees, not MBA!
There are many PGDM colleges, MBA colleges, business schools and Deemed Universities in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore that offer these courses. But still, Pune remains the first choice of selection for many students. So, selecting a college from Pune; the Oxford of the East would be the first stepping stone to one’s successful career.

ASM (Audyogik Shikshan Mandal) is an AICTE approved institute, affiliated to University of Pune and University of Mumbai. The various institutes under ASM are situated in PCMC and Thane which offer various ranges of management courses given by University of Pune and University of Mumbai respectively. Out of all these institutes, IBMR and IIBR are one of the top B-schools that offer PGDM courses and MBA courses along with other PG Diploma courses in Pune. These fields are one of those few which have huge placement opportunities and a great successful career.

Monday, July 18, 2016



    Journey of a student from a school till graduation or post graduation is always a great story in itself! Some may find their goals and some may find their passion. There will be some who will not find anything that interests them! This journey is guided, enlightened and recognised by one common factor; the teachers! And at the end, it all comes down to what your teacher inspired you to like, to dislike and to be.

    There always is one teacher, one personality, one friend or a mentor who makes all the difference. It’s not necessary the influencer will be from the school. The professor you disliked for all those years might do or say something on the last day of college in those last minutes of the farewell lecture which will give you an immense sense of gratitude and respect.

“What teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased” – Anonymous

    Teachers are inspiring, no matter what, either in teaching, understanding, talking, in conducting themselves or simply in listening. They make a never fading impression on the minds of thousands without realising the impact and its existence.

    Today is the occasion to acknowledge those influencers of your life and seek their blessings. Today is our very own, institutional and academic Thanks Giving Day; the Guru Purnima! But “Thank you” is an expression that comes readily to our mouth in tiniest of matters but these people deserve more than just a thank you. They deserve to be duly acknowledged and respected for the debts of knowledge we owe them. They deserve to know our feelings and our views for they were the people who ignited the fire in us and helped us become the masters of our fields!

    All these small-small memories and talks hold a very special place in our heart. This is the time to remember them and let them know that you are enormously grateful for all that they have done and are dominating your thoughts right now! Let them know that you will never forget to remember them no matter what day or what month!
But yes, remember to seek their blessings than saying thank you!

Happy Guru Purnima!

Friday, July 1, 2016

How can college be your fairy god-mother?

We all grew up watching up fairy-tales and deep down on the inside we wished for one, a fairy-godmother that eliminates our troubles with spells and sparkles and puts a smile on our face.
How about we reveal a little secret about you getting your wish fulfilled already and about encountering your fairy god mother in the most unexpected way possible- College! Ta-da!!!
Admit it or not but you have always dreamt about your college life since you first saw ‘Kuch Kuch Hota hai’ and now you are pretty much living it.
College life is that part of your life that you will cherish for a lifetime. That is when you will realize that your college has given you so much besides the classroom knowledge. Then you will know that “college was your fairy god -mother “in real sense. Read on to know how college does its part of being your fairy god mother.

1. Go, get going spirit.
No matter how hard situations become, over time you happen to gain the mental strength and power to cope up with the pressure and stress. Initially it is hard for a student to gain momentum of his life when he/she is on his own and is responsible for himself. Whether it is a college assignment or taking any other important decision, you do not stop by any failure or a bad result. Your fairy god mother gets you going and keeps blessing you with motivation and zeal to live.  
2. Urge to learn and explore.
There is so much that keeps on happening around you the whole day. There are so many people around who are good in something or the other; this makes you interested in knowing and imbibing their skills and knowledge. Away from your hometown there is so much that you get to see and learn, if you are a true explorer and an adventurous person anything and everything will let you explore and innovate.
3.Every day a new lesson to learn.
Each day brings new adventures and lessons that teach you something new and interesting. Whether it’s a lecture or a new spot exploration you never refrain yourself from doing stuff.

4. Live like nobody is watching.
You live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that you can have if you seek with your eyes open and live like nobody is watching. You get a chance to fulfil your “bucket list” and groom yourself for your future life.

5. Experience the sense of ‘personal responsibility’.
You are no more in a cocoon; you become an individual who is responsible for his own. You start taking your own decisions and start gaining the confidence to face the world. No matter how difficult the situation is you always tend to find out some solution to get over it.

6. Artistic point of view.
“The artist lives, to have stories to tell “. There may be multiple stories and situations when you just like an artist came up with an idea of reinvention or a creative solution to a problem. It is just because of change in your thought process. Over time you master the art of not doing different things but doing things in a different and unique manner.

7. Enhance the knowledge pie.
Feeling confused???
Don’t worry you will get it.
Read again!



Monday, June 6, 2016

India’s Banking Crossed Another Milestone With UPI

What is UPI?
Unified Payments Interface (UPI), as the name suggests is an interface that can be adopted to help country in cashless transactions. Raghuram Rajan in the month of April launched UPI with a view to boost digital money transfers. Watch the video to know about this new interface.

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has developed this interface. It is an umbrella organisation for all retail payments in the country. The UPI is an attempt to make money transfers easy, quick and hassle free.

How does UPI work?
Imagine you are going to a supermarket to buy some stuff. When you come to the cashier for payment all you need to do is tell the cashier your virtual Identity number and he generates an invoice, now all you need to do is approve it from your phone and the payment is done. Its that simple.

All you need is a smartphone and a bank account. Once you are registered with your bank for UPI, a unique virtual address will be created. This will be mapped with your smartphone. For payments UPI refers to this virtual identity and transfers money in real time.  

You can use Telephone number or Aadhar Number as a short name for your Virtual address. UPI allows you to have multiple virtual addresses for multiple accounts in various banks. There is no account number mapper anywhere other than your own bank to ensure your data privacy. This allows you to freely share your financial address with anyone.


Why UPI?
UPI has the potential to eliminate the need for maintaining mobile wallet as the virtual address is not limited only to individuals. This is a major step towards moving into a cashless economy.

ASM believes that any innovation that adds value to the existing processes of the society is the real development. It strives to teach its students this and always motivate them to think differently and to add value to the society to make our country’s economy better than yesterday.