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6th National Marketing Conclave held at KIIT
6th National Marketing Conclave was organized by KIIT School of Management on 29th August, 2015. The theme of the conclave was “E-Commerce: Changing Business Fundamentals”. E-Commerce is one of the most pertinent phenomenon that has led to significant changes in the business fundamentals.
The event was inaugurated by Mr. Sandip Das, Former MD, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Mr. Nitin Seth, President (LCV and Defence), Ashok Leyland and Mr. Peshwa Acharya, Founder, Think As Consumer in the presence of Prof. P.P. Mathur, Vice Chancellor, KIIT University and Prof. Anil Bajpai, Director, KSOM.
Setting the context, Prof. Anil Bajpai spoke about the rapid integration of E-Commerce practices into the business and how marketing definitions are getting re-defined by this phenomenon.
Mr. Sandip Das in his address said that marketing begins with the identification of consumer needs which helps to develop the product and services accordingly. The job of a marketer is to focus on creating and expanding markets. According to him, the future of business can be categorized into – either Digital or “Dead” Companies. He said, ideation is agnostic to age, rank or designation. It is execution that makes or breaks e-commerce companies. The real test of technology is how it can finally impact the lives of the underprivileged people.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Nitin Seth emphasised on the fact that we should not forget the basics of marketing while integrating internet in business practices. In auto industry, role of Internet is critical with respect to perception management. The Indian consumer psyche is extremely heterogeneous and it is crucial to have an understanding of the consumer mind-set before exploring business ventures in India.
Mr. Peshwa Acharya, in his speech, said that E-Commerce has given a platform to many budding entrepreneurs. He said that E-Commerce is majorly about commerce with technology acting as a backbone. He spoke about a new phenomenon that has been observed among Indian consumers called “ROPO- Research Offline and Purchase Online.”
As a part of the conclave, three panel discussions were held. The first panel discussion was on ‘Technological and Financial Services: Creating the E-Commerce Ecosystem’ that had Mr. Rajan Pundhir, Head - Franchise Business, Housing.com, Mr. Amal K. Das, Managing Partner & CEO, Good People Consulting LLP, Mr. Anirudha Kawade, Head - Tariffs, Billbachao.com as the panelists.
The second and the third panel discussions were held by industry luminaries on topics like FMCG prospects in E-Commerce and M-Commerce - The Future. The panelists included Mr. Venkateswarlu Nelabhotla, Co-founder and CEO, Vyome Biosciences, Mr. Dilip Panda, GM - Sales & Marketing, Shalimar Group of Companies and Mr. Pawan Tiwari, Co-Founder and Director - Virtual Veda, Prof. Subhasis Ray, XIMB, Mr. Diiliip Mahapatra, Director, Water and Solid Waste Management and Mr. Shubhenjit Chaudhuri, MD, Tata Pigments.
Undergraduate and postgraduate student competitions which were held as part of the conclave, saw pan-India participation. The conclave also saw enthusiastic participation from industry and academia.
KIMS Director elected as the "International Educational Ambassador"
Prof. (Dr.) S. C. Dash Director, KIMS and Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital has been selected as the "International Educational Ambassador" in the field of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation. Decision was taken by the International 'Educational Ambassador Program Committee' (EAP) of International Society of Nephrology at Johannesburg, South Africa. With this award Dr. S. C. Dash has been assigned with the honour to train physicians and nephrologists in Interventional Nephrology & Critical Care Nephrology, dialysis & transplantation in foreign countries.
Honour came in view of his vast experience in patient care, research in Renal Medicine & transplantation at AIIMS, New Delhi for 31 yrs and as a Sr. Common Wealth Professor in Great Britain in 1993-94. Earlier Prof. Dash had been invited as speaker at several Universities in USA, UK, Japan, China, Singapore & in all SAARC Nations. He has more than 250 research publications.
Kalinga International Film Festival inaugurated at KIIT
Kalinga International Film Festival 2015 organized by KIIT School of Film and Media Sciences in association with Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) inaugurated on Saturday. Inaugurating the Festival Mr. Gautam Kaul, President FFSI said, there is huge scope in the field of Art and Culture in Odisha. But it is not coming to any body’s notice. There are ample opportunities to organize such kind of international events in Bhubaneswar. Neither the Govt. of India nor anybody noticed it. International film festival will be organized in a grand way from the coming years. FFSI has organized international Film Festival in association with KIIT school of Film and Media studies for the first time in Odisha. The General Secretary of FFSI is Premendra Mazumder said, the international film festival will be held regularly every year in KIIT campus. He also informed about the National Conference of FFSI has began today in KIIT campus. Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University said KIIT University has not only provides quality education, but also promotes art, culture and sports in a proper manner. KIIT has experienced in organizing such type of national and international mega events in its campus. Expressing happiness Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said Odisha is rich in culture and heritage, but there is a misconception about Odisha around the world. We are trying our best to project Odisha globally through KIIT & KISS. He also thanks FFSI functionaries for organizing such kind of film festival in KIIT. Himanshu Khatua, CEO, School of Film and media sciences gave welcome address. On the inaugural day Indian film ‘Krantidhara’ was screened. From tomorrow internationally acclaimed films including Hush girls don’t scream (Iran), Avalon (Sweden), We came from far away, the movie (Argentina), Falsifier (Serbia), The bet Collector (Philippines), Red cotton (Myanmar), Three Dots (Afghanistan), Warriors of the steppe (Kazakhstan), Sex Drugs and Taxation (Denmark), The Kids from the Marx and Engels Street (Montenegro), Mother of Asphalt (Croatia), Playing the Tarr (Afghanistan), Badhshala (Nepal), Ant Story (Bangladesh) and the inaugural movie Krantidhara (India) will be screened.
Independence Day Celebrated at KIIT & KISS
69th Independence Day was celebrated in KIIT University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS). Heads of the departments of different schools hoisted the National Flag in their respective schools in KIIT University. In KISS Padmashree Bibek Debroy, Eminent Economist & Member, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India hoisted the National Flag in presence of Dr. Malcolm J. Woodfield, the global Vice President of SAP. Among others Saswati Bal, President, KIIT & KISS; R. N. Dash, Secretary, KIIT & KISS, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University; Surjyakant Mohanty, COO, KISS; Dr. Prashant Routary, CEO, KISS; Dr. P. K. Das, Director, KISS were also present. After flag hoisting March-past was performed by the students of KISS. The students also performed colourful cultural programme. For the first time, Ghumura, the Tribal dance of Kalahandi was performed by girl students of KISS.
KIIT the only University in India implementing SAP: Malcolm
KIIT the only University in India in implementing SAP said, Dr. Malcolm J. Woodfield, the global Vice President of SAP. KIIT to have gone Live with SAP-MM, FI, HR, SLCM (Student life cycle management), EP, PI, FSS, MSS, ESS, SSS and BIBO Modules in all its schools and offices in one go. To make digital India successful in every sector, there is need for implementation for SAP. Rajesh Mishra, Sr. Vice President, Wirpo Said, IT Industry in Odisha is growing faster than other states of India. There are more opportunities in IT industry in Odisha. Today there is huge demand of SAP. Students of KIIT should take the advantage of this training of SAP in KIIT. They can make a brilliant career and earn more money. KIIT is the brand ambassador among the educational institutions of India in implementing SAP. EAM division of KIIT University is engaged in offering training, education and consultancy in SAP. It carried out SAP implementation along with SAP India as its implementation partner. Students and corporate houses and government organizations should take the advantages of this. KIIT has a strong 40 member SAP team lead by Prof. Nihar Beura, who has 17 years of industry SAP experience across the globe and is SAP Solution certified, SAP TERP 10 Certified and SAP business-buy-design certified too. The team with his guidance is engaged in offering services to outside industries in SAP training, SAP education, SAP implementation and SAP support work. KIIT is bracing up to lead SAP Eco System comprising SAP Client industries, SAP Consulting organizations, SAP professionals and SAP students in the region. Among others Dr. Sasmitarani Samanta, Registrar and other official and staff, students were present.
Global Law Firms Conclave in KIIT
A mega conclave of law firms on ‘Globalization of Legal Services: Issues and Challenges’ was held at KIIT University on August 10, 2015. The conclave, organized jointly by KIIT University and Confederation of India Bar, was inaugurated by Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Hon’ble Former President of India in the presence of Hon’ble Shri Justice G. T. Nanavati, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Pravin H. Parekh, President, Confederation of Indian Bar, Prof. P. P. Mathur, VC, KIIT University and Prof. N. K. Chakrabarti, Director, KIIT School of Law.
Inaugurating the conclave, Smt. Patil said, globalization has brought about a sea change in the entire fabric of legal profession. To a large extent, legal profession today requires sound knowledge of legal system of the country as well as beyond national boundaries, she stated. Legal service is classified as professional service as per the World Trade Organization’s classification list of services sector, she observed, elaborating that Indian lawyers are competent not only in the field of litigation, but also in the field of contract, arbitration, joint venture, import-export laws and company laws. Globalization of legal services presents lots of new opportunities and Indian advocates and law firms should make the best of these, she added.
Delivering the presidential address, Shri Justice G. T. Nanavati said, globalization in simple term is closer integration of countries and people. Since the emergence United Nations Organization and World Trade Organization, the process of globalization has been becoming more visible. In the age of globalization, an individual can do business anywhere of the world. This has lead to various requirements, including legal services. Globalization of legal services is posing some problems as well as opportunities for Indian lawyers law firms, he said, adding that higher degree of professionalism and efficiency are important to make the best use of the opportunities.
Bar Council of India controls and regulates the legal services and lawyers in India, Justice Nanavati said. This control can be extended to foreign lawyers and foreign law firms operating in India. The problem is how to control and to regulate the foreign non-legal firms which render legal services, he said, while suggesting Bar Asociations and Bar Councils should find a mechanism to regulate their activities.
A large number of advocate-delegates, including top representatives from over 75 law firms from India and abroad, participated in nine parallel sessions of the conclave. Representatives from foreign law firms like Essex Court Chambers, U.K.; Vision & Elkins LLP, Hong Kong; and Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, Australia also participated.
Mr. Pravin H. Parekh gave the welcome address, while, Prof. P. P. Mathur proposed vote of thanks.
4th KIIT IS MUN concludes
Fourth KIIT International School Model United Nations (MUN) Submit was concluded on Sunday in KIIT International School. Students Representatives of various schools of the country and abroad represent the member countries of UN discussed and debated on this three day submit from 7 to 9August 2015.
Addressing the valedictory session Dr. S. C. Jamir, Governor of Odisha said, youth of a country learn to understand and accept each other. Then the possibilities of discrimination and cultural conflicts will die out. Never underestimate your talent and power. We realize the importance of our voice, when we remain silent observers. So be brave, gather strengths within yourselves and realize your full potential, he said. This is my firm conviction that, all of you can say the future. Now is the time for young generation to join hands, break barrios, build bonds friendship and human solidarity around the world and advanced together to the future dream, he added.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS addressed the delegates, highlighting the role of policy makers in order to create a balanced harmonious world order. He felt that heightened parental expectation, ambitious faculty and a rather critical peer group was responsible for the lack of patience and often cosmetic involvement of young people in the world issues around them. His inspiring words and optimism helped to boost mood of the delegation. Dr. Mona Lisa Bal, Chairperson, KiiT International School welcomed the dignitaries and the delegates, while Mr. Sanjay Suar, Principal proposed vote of thanks.
Governor felicitated best participants in different categories. Diganta Mishra represented France in UNHRC, Priyasha Sai Ukil representing USA in UNGA, Anindya Bebarta Patnaik representing USA in UNSC, Abhisek Mohapatra, captain America, Ritesh Patnaik representing Belgium in UNEP adjudged best participants and given certificates by Hon’ble Governor.
Curtains Down on All India Seminar on Legal Education in KIIT
India needs to have globally recognized and respected law institutions, which must attract best human resources to achieve excellence, said Hon’ble Shri Justice T.S. Thakur, Judge, Supreme Court of India at the closing ceremony of ‘All India Seminar on Global Legal Education’ at KIIT University on August 9, 2015. Highlighting the importance of continuing legal education, the seniormost judge of the apex court stated, Bar is the mother of the bench and the bench learns from Bar. The judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts are made from the best of the Bar, he added.
Shri S. P. Mishra, Advocate General, Odisha, Prof. (Dr.) N. R. Madhava Menon, Hony. Professor, NLSIU, Bangalore and Mr. Ross Koffel, Principal Legal Practitioner & Director, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, Australia graced the closing ceremony.
The two-day seminar, organized by Confederation of Indian Bar in association with KIIT University, was inaugurated yesterday by Hon’ble Shri Justice H. L. Dattu, Chief Justice of India. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, His Excellency the President of India was slated to inaugurate the seminar, but he could not make it due to unavoidable circumstances. His address, however, was delivered through and read out to the august gathering by the Chief Justice of India.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Shri S. P. Mishra said that globalization of legal education poses multiple challenges of legal practice. Underscoring the role of communication, he said, law students should have high proficiency in English, which is the global language.
Emphasis should be given on practical knowledge of law and one year practical diploma should be introduced in law institutions, suggested Prof. (Dr.) N. R. Madhava Menon. There must be an independent regulator, having representations from all stakeholders, for maintaining quality legal education, he added. Mr. Ross Koffel spoke about legal education and law profession in Australia. Mr. Ravindra Shrivastava, Vice President, Confederation of Indian Bar delivered the welcome address at the closing ceremony, while Prof. P. P. Mathur proposed the vote of thanks.
Earlier in the day, 12 parallel working sessions were held on topics such as ‘Role of legal education in judicial and legal reforms’, ‘Role of lawyers in upholding Rule of Law’, ‘Continuing legal education for the Bar and the Bench’, ‘Aspirations of law students’, etc..
Each working session was chaired by a judge of Supreme Court of India and co-chaired by Chief Justice or a senior judge of a High Court. Judges of the Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.Y. Eqbal, Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. Gopalagowda, Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra chaired the working sessions.
Similarly, Hon’ble Shri Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Punjab & Haryana, Hon’ble Shri Justice Navin Sinha, Chief Justice, High Court of Chhattisgarh, Hon’ble Shri Justice Dilip B. Bhosale, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh, Hon’ble Shri Justice L. K. Mohapatra, Chief Justice, High Court of Manipur, Hon’ble Shri Justice I. Mahanty, Judge, High Court of Orissa, Hon’ble Shri Justice S. K. Sinha, Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim, Hon’ble Shri Justice S. K. Kaul, Chief Justice, Madras High Court, Hon’ble Shri Justice Virender Singh, Chief Justice, High Court of Jharkhand, Hon’ble Shri Justice K. Sreedhar Rao, Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Gauhati and Hon’ble Shri Justice Vinod Prasad, Judge, High Court of Orissa co-chaired the working sessions.
More than 1100 advocate-delegates from all parts of the country, including 700 from Odisha, participated in this mega law meet. An important objective of the Seminar was to provide a unique opportunity to the students of law as well as new entrants to the profession of direct interaction with national and international level legal luminaries, including judges of the Supreme Court of India and High Courts.
Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Inaugurates Seminar on Legal Education in KIIT
All India Seminar on ‘Global Legal Education’, organized by Confederation of Indian Bar in association with KIIT University, was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri Justice H. L. Dattu in the presence of Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Hon’ble Shri Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India and a host of legal luminaries at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar on August 8, 2015.
Shri Pranab Mukherjee, His Excellency the President of India was slated to inaugurate the seminar, but he could not make it due to unavoidable circumstances. His address, however, was delivered through and read out to the august gathering by the Chief Justice of India.
Law is the very foundation of a democratic society and legal education is of great significance in furthering the idea of a civilized nation-state rooted in the Rule of Law, the President of India observed.“The skill sets that the legal profession and the lawyers require in today’s time are very different from those earlier. Our future lawyers must now be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skill to think and act globally”, he noted. The concept of global legal education goes beyond international legal themes, Shri Mukherjee stressed, while asking law schools to focus on research.
“In the times we live, society continues to grow more and more complex. Changes in legal system reflect these changes”, the Chief Justice of India said in his inaugural address. India must produce world-class professionals and academicians to compete globally, he stated, while highlighting the need to have an international perspective in legal education. Exchange programme, low student-teacher ratio, partnerships with foreign universities and legal clinics are some of the methods which contribute to globalizing legal education, Shri Dattu elaborated. He congratulated Confederation of Indian Bar and KIIT University for organizing the seminar to discuss this very important issue.
Extending a warm welcome to the legal luminaries in Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik said that impact of globalization has necessitated changes in the existing laws. Globalization has posed challenges as well as created opportunities in the legal education in India, he added. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Justice Dipak Misra stated that such academic events are very beneficial for the law makers. As the world is becoming a ‘global village’, there is a need for a global legal education system, he said.
Shri Pravin H. Parekh, President, Confederation of Indian Bar delivered the opening address, while Prof. N. L. Mitra, Chancellor, KIIT University made the closing remarks. Shri S. P. Mishra, Advocate General, Odisha and Shri Rabindra Shrivastava, Vice President, Confederation of Indian Bar were also present on the occasion. The inaugural session was followed by plenary session chaired by senior Supreme Court of India Judge, Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. R. Dave.
Legal luminaries, academicians and practitioners from all over the country will continue deliberation on different aspects of the topic in 12 working sessions and valedictory session tomorrow. Each working session will be chaired by a judge of Supreme Court of India and co-chaired by Chief Justice or a senior judge of a High Court. Judges of the Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.Y. Eqbal, Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. Gopalagowda, Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra will chair 12 working sessions. Similarly, Hon’ble Chief Justices of High Courts of Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Sikkim, Madras, Jharkhand, Punjab & Haryana, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh and Gauhati will co-chair these sessions.
Hon’ble Shri Justice T.S. Thakur, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court of India will preside over the valedictory session on August 9 in the presence of Hon’ble Shri Justice D. H. Waghela, Chief Justice, High Court of Orissa and Mr. D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister of Law & Justice, who will deliver the valedictory address.
More than 1100 advocate-delegates from all parts of the country, including 700 from Odisha, are participating in this mega law meet. An important objective of the Seminar is to provide a unique opportunity to the students of law as well as new entrants to the profession of direct interaction with national and international level legal luminaries, including judges of the Supreme Court of India and High Courts.
All India Seminar of Confederation of Indian Bar in KIIT on August 8
A two-day All India Seminar on ‘Global Legal Education’, being organized by Confederation of Indian Bar in association with KIIT University, will be held in KIIT University from August 8 – 9, 2015. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, His Excellency the President of India will inaugurate the Seminar in the presence of Dr. S. C. Jamir, His Excellency the Governor of Odisha, Hon’ble Shri Justice H. L. Dattu, Chief Justice of India, Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Hon’ble Shri Justice Dipak Misra, Judge, Supreme Court of India and a host of legal luminaries at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar on August 8, 2015 afternoon, Mr. Pravin H. Parekh, President, Confederation of Indian Bar and Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS informed in a press meet here on Thursday.
The growth of international trade and commerce and the movement of citizens globally along with the growth of economic, political, social and international interdependence of the citizens of different countries have necessitated the requirement of deliberation on the generally accepted principles and rules of international law. Legal luminaries, academicians and practitioners from all over the country will deliberate on different aspects of the topic in 12 working sessions and a plenary session, besides inaugural and valedictory sessions. More than 450 legal experts will be joining the discussion at KIIT. An important objective of this meet is to provide a unique opportunity to the students of law as well as new entrants to the profession of direct interaction with national and international level legal luminaries, including judges of the Supreme Court of India and High Courts.
Hon’ble Shri Justice T.S. Thakur, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court of India will preside over the valedictory session on August 9 in the presence of Hon’ble Shri Justice D. H. Waghela, Chief Justice, High Court of Orissa and Mr. D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Union Minister of Law & Justice, who will deliver the valedictory address. Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. R. Dave, Judge, Supreme Court of India will chair the plenary session on August 8.
Each working session will be chaired by a judge of Supreme Court of India and co-chaired by Chief Justice or a senior judge of a High Court. Judges of the Supreme Court of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Hon'ble Mr. Justice M.Y. Eqbal, Hon'ble Mr. Justice V. Gopalagowda, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shiva Kirti Singh, Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.V. Ramana and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Arun Mishra will chair 12 working sessions. Similarly, Hon’ble Chief Justices of High Courts of Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Sikkim, Madras, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Punjab & Haryana, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh and Gauhati will co-chair these sessions.
Senior advocates of Bars, Vice Chancellors of Law Universities, legal experts, representatives of Bar Councils and Bar Associations of India, academicians and representatives from over 70 law firms of India and abroad will participate in the seminar, which provides a unique interface between the beginners and most experienced of the legal profession. Mr. Pravin H. Parekh, President, Confederation of Indian Bar and Professor N. L. Mitra, Chancellor, KIIT University will address the inaugural session.
Confederation of Indian Bar is a forum for integration and coordination of all the organizations of Bar as well as members of the legal profession in India to represent the National voice of the legal profession and all other related issues. KIIT has successfully organized many prestigious national and international meets like the 99th Indian Science Congress and National Children’s Science Congress, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, and added that it is a matter of great pride for KIIT University to be associated with Confederation of Indian Bar to host this mega national-level meet of law professionals.