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  • Invited lectures in the Department of Management

    Invited lectures in the Department of Management

    Department of Management organized the following invited lectures by Dr. Vasudevan Sundararajan, VP - Business Analytics, HSBC, on 19-20 April 2014.
    • Session 1: Brand Equity and Channel Forecasting method  on 19th April 2014.
    • Session 2: Advertising Tracking and Market Mix modeling, on  20th April 2014. 
    About the speaker :
    (i) Currently VP - Business Analytics, HSBC
    (ii) Founder of SHODH – A Marketing Research and analytics Consulting Firm (2001-present)
    (iii) General Manager – Strategic Marketing, BPL Limited, Bangalore (1998-2001)
    (iv) Deputy General Manager – In charge of Advertising and Media department and Market Research Department (1994-1998) – BPL Limited
    (v) Research Director and General Manager- Mudra Communications- Research Division (1992-94)
    (vii) Managing Director- Avalaunch – Market Info Probe (1990 – 92)
    (viii) Teaching Assistant – University of Arizona, USA – (1983- 89)
    (ix) Assistant Manager – Sales – Automotive Axles, Rockwell USA – (1981 – 83). 

  • Invited lecture in the Department of Chemistry

    Invited lecture in the Department of Chemistry

    Department of Chemistry organized an invited lecture on ' Synthesis of bioactive hybrid molecules as novel therapeutic agents', by Dr. P. M. S. Chauhan, Ph.D, FRSC, Professor (AcSIR), Senior Principal Scientist, Medicinal and Process Chemistry Division, CDRI,  Lucknow, on Friday, 11 April 2014. 

  • Invited lecture in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Invited lecture in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

    Department of Mechanical Engineering organized an invited lecture on  "Solar concentrators- Evolution, current trends and future", by Mr. Deepak Gadhia, on 7th April 2014.
    About the speaker : 
    Deepak Gadhia has done his Process and Environmental Engineering in Berlin, Germany and returned to India after specialising in Energy Consultancy and Energy Management by participating in a Master Course offered by Technical University Berlin and MIT of USA. Before returning to India he worked for various leading German Companies like Wacker Chemie GmbH, DEG Engineering GmbH, HTT GmbH, HTA GmbH etc in the field of Heat Recovery and Energy Conservation.
    He and his wife returned to India on Invitation of Mr Rajiv Gandhi who went on to become Prime Minister of India. They started Eco Center ICNEER (International Center for Networking, Ecology, Education and Re-integration). On realising that any social work needs money, and instead of applying for funds from Government or Philanthropists, they decided to earn their own money and thus became social entrepreneurs.
    This was the start of Gadhia Solar Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd. It started offering services in the Energy sector. Realizing the need for a new technology, they brought Seifert Parabolic and Scheffler Parabolic Solar Concentrator technology to India in co-operation with the developers and successfully commercialised the technology in India. The company became World leader and has undertaken prestigious projects like the World’s largest Solar Steam Cooking System at Shirdi Temple which cooks 50,000 meals per day with steam generated from Solar Concentrators and many such projects including Solar Air-con etc.
    Deepak Gadhia is now the Trusttee of Muni Seva Ashram ( a NGO in Goraj, Vadodara, Gujarat and looks after its Sustainable features of Ashram and working to make it to have Zero Carbon Footprint. The 1200 strong community is already having Solar hot water systems,, Solar Cookers, Biogas Plants, Solar PV Power Plant, Biomass gasifier based irrigation and power plants.
    To  reduce Ashram’s reliance on donations to carry on the social activities a  section 25 company has been formed in name of “MSA Renewtech Foundation” and Mr. Deepak Gadhia is Director in same.
    The company offers “Green and Sustainable Solutions” and provides consultancy and services and undertakes projects on turn-key basis. The profit of the company is spent to support social activities of Muni Seva Ashram.
    Deepak Gadhia has received several awards  and among the were to name a few
    • BlueSky Award  in Shenzehn, China for his company Gadhia Solar being among the Top Ten Technolgies in the World.
    • He was awarded the “ Solar Enterpreneur Award “  on Solar Thermal Field by Solar Energy Society of India ( SESI).
    He was also on Board of “Solar Cooker International” (SCI) a NGO in USA. He also serves on on Board of several such Government and Non Government Bodies and committees  as advisor and mentor to  share his experience.
    He travels extensively as he is invited by UN Bodies, ADB, Government and Non Governmental Organsiations, Univesities and Colleges and School and Corporate Bodies to share his Journey of Social Enterpreneurship and Success in Solar and Sustainability and his present activites  and responsibility as Trustee to help the NGO Muni Seva Ashram go Green and become Carbon Neutral.

  • Seminar in the Department of Humanities and Languages

    Seminar in the Department of Humanities and Languages

    Department of Humanities and Languages organized the following seminars on a seminar on Tuesday, 1 April 2014. 
    • 'Concepts in conversation: Between Ortiz and Bhabha', by Prof . Kumar Sankar Bhattacharya and Prof.  Hari Nair (Joint presentation), Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    • ' Frameworks used in acceptance behavior studies', by Chasul Phogat, Research Scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.
    • C V Jayanthi, Research Scholar, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, chaired the seminars.

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