Monday, April 24, 2017

Tips to score well in MAT- 2017

This year's last MAT exam is just around the corner and with candidates having to solve 200 questions in 150 minutes, it is necessary to understand which questions should be put more importance upon, and how the preparation should ideally be streamlined! Because it is your MAT score that will decide if you are eligible for the best of B-schools in India!

Few points to help you score well in MAT:

A net score of more than 82 marks (excluding GK score) is equivalent to an overall percentile of more than 99, while a net score more than 93 marks stands for a percentile of more than 99.9. To achieve this score, make sure to use these tips:
  • Always keep yourself updated with complete syllabus of MAT.
  • Make a time schedule and divide your time efficiently in each subject.
  • Solve as many previous years question papers, mock tests and online tests as you can.
  • Learn tricks, maths short-cuts, memory methods, so as to solve the tests papers in an easy and efficient manner.
  • Keep preparing your personal notes as you cover topics.
  • Make a strategy that how to answer the maximum number of questions in the limited time.
  • Don’t waste a lot of time in questions that are more time taking.
  • Lastly, be absolutely confident about attempting the exam.

Time division is essential in order to make sure that all the five sections of the entire paper can be attended properly. Following time division and the paper difficulty level should give you adequate time to attempt a balanced number of questions from each section, with the possibility of the best percentile:

Section name
No. of Questions
Suggested time
Difficulty Level
Language comprehension
30 min
Mathematical skills
40 min
Data Analysis & Sufficiency
35 min
Intelligence & critical reasoning
30 min
Indian and global environment
15 min
Moderately Difficult

Important dates:
Last day of application: 28th April; 20178
Offline exam: 7th May; 2017
Online Exam: 13th May; 2017

ASM group of Institutes wishes all the aspiring MAT candidates all the very best!

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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:


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).