Tuesday, September 16, 2014

INLEADers Attend Worlddidac India 2014 on

What is Worlddidac India?
Worlddidac India (WDI) is India's only annual event dedicated to the Education & Training Industry. WDI is a global showcase of latest & innovative technology, modern instruments, infrastructure, supplies & training solutions, inventive materials, latest methodology, contemporary educational advances & services that aid and fuel learning, teaching and skill improvement.

The Asian Summit on Education & Skills 2014 was held concurrently with WDI from 10-12th September 2014. The event is partnered by The Education World Forum, supported by the British Council and co-partnered by British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), the organizers of Education World Forum (EWF). ASES shall bring together renowned leaders from India and other Asian & Developing countries, along with eminent representatives from across the globe to create an unparalleled platform for exchange of dialogues on education & skill policy and implementation practices.

Live Interactive Workshops (powered by India Didactics Association) will be held at the World Didac India Exhibition in New Delhi, with the objective of empowering teachers and trainers on various advancements in the education & training sector.

INLEADers Responsible for Event Operations at the National Achievers Conference 2014

Robert Kiyosaki (the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad) and Les Brown (voted one of the top five inspirational speakers of the century) shared the stage for a 2-day National Achievers Conference in Delhi. It was a life-changing event for entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals seeking financial success.


National Achievers Conference has had the pleasure of hosting the world’s best speakers and coaches at the National Achievers Conference throughout it’s 22-year history including Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group: Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the UK; Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States; Anthony Robbins, World’s No.1 Success Coach; Donald Trump, Billionaire and Real Estate, Mogul.

 The conference was held in Delhi on the 13 and 14th of September’14.

Speakers at the NAC 2014 were:
1. Robert Kiyosaki
2. Kim Kiyosaki
3. Les Brown
4. Gerry Robert
5. Sidra Jafri
6. J.T Foxx
7. Courtney Smith
8. Dr. Rohan Weeransinghe
9. Mahatria Ra  

Students pursuing Event Management andPublic Relation from INLEAD were responsible for the event operations and production of the event. The purpose was to get exposure in the field of events.

Students thoroughly enjoyed and it was a great learning experience for each of them. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

International Business Management Students Visited Mother Dairy on 10th September’14

On 10th September, students pursuing International Business Management students from INLEAD visited Mother Dairy plant located in Patparganj, New Delhi. Students were exposed to:
1)      Organizational orientation
2)      Basic functioning of the organization
3)      Production process of milk and milk products
4)      Demonstration of testing analysis (sample testing)

Students of INBM, were taken to Mother Dairy because of its large scale production and distribution network. Mother Dairy based on its large scale is comparable to international standards. It’s an industry which is expanding rapidly in the domestic market.

Mother Dairy as an industry also has a good market share. Students were provided exposure to production management, supply and distribution network, marketing strategy analysis was also shared and discussed with the students.

The visit was highly beneficial for INBM students and they gained great insight about the milk industry. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

INLEADers @ the ' India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2014'

India Today Mind Rocks is the country's eagerly awaited youth event which recently rocked Delhiites once again on September 6 at Siri Fort Auditorium, Delhi. It is a forum that allows bright young minds to meet and interact with their favorite icons in an open two-way conversation. This year top politicians, businesspersons, sports personalities and film stars shared their success stories and discussing issues of national interest with the audience.

Students pursuing Event Management & Public Relations from INLEAD were participants at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2014.

The Mind Rocks was attended by actress Deepika Padukone, singers Yo Yo Honey Singh and Rabbi Shergill, comedian-cum-politician Bhagwant Mann, actor-turned-politician Chirag Paswan, cricketers Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj, Olympic medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, footballer Gouramangi Singh and many more.

 The finale of the event was a live performance by Sufi rocker Rabbi Shergill, who shot to fame with soulful numbers such as Bulla Ki Jana and Challa.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Healthcare Students Attend FICCI Heal 2014: Flagship Event of the Health Services on 1st & 2nd September'14

Started in 2007, FICCI Heal 2014 has quickly moved on to being one of the most awaited Health Conferences in India.

Who attends the FICCI Conference?

The conference is a conglomeration of various policy makers and national and international leaders from healthcare and other related industries along with the participation of delegates from Indian and abroad.
What is the agenda for conducting the FICCI Heal Conference?

The conference addresses the key issues in Healthcare and creates a suitable platform for constructive relations that work towards the betterment of the healthcare sector.

The conference addresses the key issues in Healthcare and creates a suitable platform for constructive relations that work towards the betterment of the healthcare sector.

What are the challenges faced by the Healthcare sector?
The various challenges which are faced and addressed at the FICCI Heal are:

1) Rising cost of delivery  2) Quality in healthcare
3) Access to healthcare

Apart from the conference, another keenly awaited event on the sidelines is the Healthcare Awards, which recognizes and Awards outstanding achievement and excellence in the field of Healthcare. Many eminent personalities are recognized through this platform. 
Digital media has been at the forefront of such innovations across several sectors including healthcare which has impacted on improving quality of healthcare delivery and empowering patients by enabling access, reducing delivery costs, contributing to prevention, imparting training and improving outcomes through data sharing. Therefore, the declaration by Government of India to make 2010- 2020 as the Decade for Innovations is extremely critical and pertinent for healthcare sector in India. 
Our endeavor through this Conference is to address the various opportunities and challenges to promote innovation which can change the current paradigms and move towards better, efficient and cheaper methods for accessible, affordable and quality healthcare in India. 

Prominent Speakers at FICCI Heal 2014:

1) Mr. Sunil Wadhwani: Founder Donor: Wadhwani Institute for Sustainable Healthcare   2) Dr. Harsh Vardhan: Hon’ble Union Minster for Health & Family Welfare, GoI3) Ms. Nirmala Sitaraman:  Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for Commerce and Industry, GoI4) Mr C K Mishra     Additional Secretary, MoHFW, GoI5) Shri R K Jain    AS & DG (CGHS) MoHFW, GoI6) Mr Rajen Padukone    Co-Chair, FICCI Health Services Committee & CEO Manipal Health Systems 7) Dr G S K Velu    Co-Chair, FICCI Health Services Committee & Managing Director, Trivitron Medical Diagnostics8) Ms Sangita Reddy    Chairperson – FICCI Health Services Committee & Joint Managing Director, Apollo               Hospitals Enterprise Limited                                  9) Mr Shivinder Mohan Singh               
         Executive Vice Chairman, Fortis Healthcare Ltd     10) Dr Narottam Puri         Advisor-FICCI Health Services, Chairman-NABH and Advisor- Medical, Fortis Healthcare Ltd 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Safety Applications Every Student Should Download!

Personal safety tends to take a back seat when you suddenly enter college. Several assignments, several PowerPoint presentations take the overload.

Downloading a few mobile safety applications to your 
iPhone, Android device or Blackberry phone gives you a sense of safety which is advised.

The anti-violence apps we've listed can be used during emergencies or in uncomfortable situations. With the apps, students can connect instantly with friends, family.

Circle of 6:

 A Must-Have application for a woman who uses an iPhone. Circle of 6 – The Circle of 6 is designed to help students to come out of potentially dangerous situations. Using this application, users connect the phone numbers of up to six close friends. These could be classmates, roommates, neighbors. In uncomfortable situations users can safely and silently send a message through this app which will help them rescue.

2) Nirbhaya
An app for women is an app titled “Nirbhaya” as a tribute to the brave victim who met her death at the hands of sexual predators on the night of December 16, 2012.
The app can be used in emergency situations by pressing a single distress signal through call or message to a specified contact or a group. A striking feature of this app is the fact that it is configured to send a distress message on just shaking the phone.
The app has also been developed to send alerts about the location of the user with updates after every 300 meters.


Third on the list is I AM SAFE application from Google that has been developed with the primary aim of offering women safety and security.
I AM SAFE app configure GPS and constantly send data relating to the current location along with the SMS.
However, users can add just one emergency number to which the SMS will be sent.

4) Alert.us
With this application, parents can now always be informed about their kid’s whereabouts. It also allows the users to send emergency alerts using the alert button to a set of trusted people.

5) Scream alarm
As the name of the safety application suggests, the app is a free safety alarm which, on being pushed or activated, screams with the voice of a woman making it a perfect app for distress situations.

6)  Fight back
The Fight back application sends a SOS message via text message, email or even Facebook, for that matter to a pre-entered list of recipients with the simple click of a button.
The message also includes the current location of the sender. One very unique feature of Fight back is the Facebook status update. Apart from providing SMS
and Email options to alert the other person, this app automatically updates your status

7) Sentinel
An award winning women’s safety app, Sentinel has a distinct advantage over other safety applications.
Sentinel will send out a distress call to your emergency list if there’s a forced switch off of the phone and it can also detect if your phone has been snatched from you subjecting the device to several shakes

8) Bsafe
The Bsafe safety app for women promises that “you will never walk alone”. There is even a fake call option in case that perfect date turns out creepy and the situation tense.
The app claims it has live GPS-tracking, which means a friend can follow you if you’re walking alone and ensure your safety

9)  Life 360

One of the most downloaded women safety applications is the Life 360 app.
It is battery friendly can track your current position using GPS and connect you constantly with family members.
The best part of this application (as voted by users), is that the app triggers an alert when a circle member has reached his or his destination.

Be safe, start downloading now!

“Students of INLEAD are well informed and well groomed”, says Ms.Farah – HR Manager at Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon

As a part of an ongoing initiative for relevant industry exposure, INLEAD facilitated an Industry Visit to Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon

Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon is a 4- star classified business property. It’s into its 4th year operation. It opened in October 2010 with 135 rooms, 11 floors, 2 specialty restaurants, 1 coffee shop which is open 24 hrs. In Room Dining, 1 club lounge, a lounge bar, pastry shop and 4 banqueting venues. The hotel also has a business center with two board rooms.

Aiming to be the best business hotel around, Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon is located on Sohna Road, slated to be the next corporate and residential hub of Gurgaon. Fortune Select Excalibur, Gurgaon is a managed property by Fortune park Hotels Ltd. The owning board is Nimitya. Fortune is part of ITC, which is headquartered in Kolkata headed by Mr. Y.C. Deweshwar.

The session began with an orientation to the property by Mr. Gaurav Kapur, he heads the hotels Food and Beverage followed by a property brief by Mr. Amit Chadda, Front office Manager.

The rooms are categorized as Standard room, Fortune Club room and Suites. The rooms are priced from 5500/- + taxes to 10,000/- + taxes. There’s an additional of luxury and service tax.
Zodiac is a 24 hr. coffee shop with 82 cover multi cuisine restaurant with live stations, a’la carte, buffet and theme based Sunday brunch. Nostradamus is a 30 cover bar. Earthen Oven is a 72 cover North Indian restaurant with private dining area and bar and wine cellar. The oriental pavilion is a 62 cover Pan Asian restaurant set at multi-level. They also have a Club Lounge that is complimentary for the Fortune Club Room guest which can accommodate 20 guests.

A brief was also shared with the students on the operations of the hotels, concepts today and how they are keeping a tight noose on the Sales and Marketing. In addition to this the students were also given an opportunity to raise questions if any.

NLEADers Speak: 

Nikhil Mahajan, International Hotel management July’14:
 The visit was a rewarding experience as we got to see what happens behind the scenes in this glamorous industry. Ms. Tanushree, the HR executive who took us for the property show round was friendly and answered all our questions patiently. Looking forward for more visits. I feel all the more motivated.

Meenakshi Sundaram,  International Hotel management July’14: I got a real time and practical exposure about the functioning of the hotel industry. What I loved about the orientation was the interaction had with the department heads.
T Najeed, INHM July’13: very informative industry visit. Genuinely appreciate the efforts.

Keep watching this space for more. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Students of Healthcare Administration Visit Columbia Asia, Gurgaon on 26th August’14

Columbia Asia Hospital located in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, is a 90 bed multi-specialty facility situated in an upscale locality of the National Capital Region. The hospital began its services in July 2008 and has already become a preferred healthcare service provider for the residents and corporate entities of Gurgaon.

Columbia Asia offers a wide range of clinical services such as Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose & Throat, Urology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery, Cardiology, Orthopedics, Neuro & Spine surgery, Pulmonology. Qualified and experienced medical personnel and technicians ensure healthcare delivery of the highest standards.

On 26th Aug 2014, INLEAD organized an industry visit for Healthcare Administration  students to Gurgaon branch of Columbia Asia Hospital which is situated in Palam Vihar.

One of the HR team members took the students and introduced them to various departments in the hospital. The hospital offers services like gynecology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, general surgery, ear, nose and throat department, urology, orthopedics, plastic surgery and a few more.

Another HR team member took the students through a short presentation in the end explaining various branches of the hospital present all over the globe, the infrastructure, the staff and services that the hospital provides which was quite beneficial in knowing the hospital inside out.

INLEADers Speak:

Reenita, pursuing Healthcare Administration Batch: MBA 2nd Year says, “An impressive industry visit wherein the cleanliness and hygiene protocol was strictly followed”.

Priyanka, pursuing Healthcare Administration Batch: MBA 1st Year says, “It was a good exporre to hospital services and a great learning experience.”

INLEAD Faculty:
Ms. Ginny Kaushal, Faculty Healthcare Administration says, “Students got an exposure to an international hospital and an insight into different clinical, administrative & support services of the Hospital”.

Keep watching this space for more updates.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

INBM Students Visit DLF Emporio, India's Finest Luxury Destination on 25th August'14

On the 25th of August, 14 students pursuing International Business Management from INLEAD got  an opportunity to visit DLF Emporio shopping mall situated in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. It is one of the first truly zoned luxury malls to open in India.

The owner of the mall is Mr. Rajiv Singh & the Managing Director is Mr. Khattar. Leasing decisions are being taken care of by Ms. Deepti Dhingra & Sr. Vice President is Mr. Dinar Madugar. For Restaurant related leasing formalities DLF Restaurants Ltd is responsible & for rest its DLF Utilities Ltd.

It has four floors having more than 110 brands. The four categories on the basis of which these brand stores are divided are:
1.     Fashion
2.     Jewellery & Watches
3.     Dinning
4.     Lifestyle

The second & third floors have luxury Indian brands whereas rest floors have International brands. It has a 180 seater high end restaurant called Setz with a bar, lounge & section style seating serving 7 International cuisines. It has non DLF restaurant brand called Cavalli Café. Also “On the go café” for quick bites is present at first floor. “OMA” restaurant is run by a Gujral family.

DLF Emporio Mall also has a Citibank ATM designed by Tarun Tahiliani.

On entry it has concierge (which generally is present in 5 star hotels) and they have hands free facility where bell boys are available to carry your bags.

Treasury of Trousseau” event is organized twice a year and this time it’s happening on 20th Sep which runs for 1.5 months. People shopping there get themselves registered in the event and get eligible for daily, weekly mega gifts & draws, hampers, international holidays.

Following are further details about the exclusive brands out there:

·         Cartier à International Jewellery
·         Gem palace, Rose, Diacolor à Indian Jewellery
·         La Praire à Skin care
·         Falguni & Shane Peacockà Indo western dresses
·         Ame-de-Verre à Lifestyle
·         Janavi, Pashma à Pashmina shawls stores
·         Tulsi, Neeru Kumar, Anju Modi (designed Deepika’s dresses for Ramleela movie) à Fashion
·         Kimaya, Casa Paradox, Ogaan, Onsom à Multi designer brand
·         Vanilla Moon à Shoe store
·         AM:PM (Ankur Modi & Priyanka Modi) à Fashion
·         Namrata Joshipura à Cocktail dresses
·         Turquoise & Gold à Beach wear
·         Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna (earlier known as Cue H2O) à Fashion
·         Juditch Leiber à Customized clutches
·         Worship & gentlemen tonic à Spa, Saloon
·         Celler à Wines, alcohol & Cigars
·         Entertainment Design Co. à Wedding cards (even done for Amitabh Bachchan)
·         Louis Vuitton à Leather
·         Dior à Cosmetics
·         Jimmy Chooà exclusive shoes
·         Fendi  à Italian Fashion
·         Gucci à Luxury fashion
·         Bottega Veneta à Leather goods – clutches
·         Salvatore Ferragamo à Italian luxury multi brand store
·         Armani Junior, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani
·         Delhi Art Gallery
·         Ethos watches, Kapoor Watch Co., Chopard, Vacheron Constantin, Opus à Watches
·         Jaystrongwater & Bernardaud à Fashion & home furnishings – crockery of 2 different brands at one store
·         Daum & Lilique -->  both brands franchised by Mr. Suraj à crystal pieces
·         Tumi à Trolley bags
·         Tarun Tehliani, Raghvendra, Suneet Verma, Indian by Manish Arora à Bridal
·         Patine à For above age of 40 people
·         Kotwara à International couture brand
·         Vertu à Luxury mobile phones
·         Les Petits à India’s first multi brand luxury store for kids’ apparel & furniture (baby Dior, Min blumerine, Young Versace, Fendi Kids)
·         Micheal Kors à World-renowned, award winning designer of luxury accessories & ready-to-wear.
·         Tomford à Made-to-measure Suits, Luggage, handcrafted shoes & sportswear.

Overall it was a great experience to explore exclusive luxury brands & to know about their specialties.