IHG - AIMS ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP CERTIFICATE AWARD
AIMS Institutes' School of Hospitality and Tourism and Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) joined hands to creating a learning platform which will foster significant growth and development of the students who are aspiring to be hospitality professionals. The event was held on 29th August 2018 in AIMS Auditorium. Ms. Anupriya Nag, HR Manager, Holiday Inn Hotels and Suites was the Chief guest on the occassion and Mr. Priyaranjan Kumar, Training Manager, Holiday Inn Hotels and Suites was the Guest of Honor.
AIMS Institutes is now an Associate of Yunus Business Center.
AIMS is now a proud partner of Yunus Business Center and the only institute in South India to be associated with this excellent Global Entity. Through this association the Institute aims to create new and innovative transformations in education to make the earth a better place to live in. Professor Yunus is s Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.
Dr. Priyanandan Reddy is a professional member of Chaîne de Rôtisseurs
Our COO of AIMS Institutes Dr. Priyanandan Reddy is inducted as a professional member of Chaîne de Rôtisseurs at the the 10th Anniversary Celebrations of the Associations' presence in India held at The Leela Palace, Bangalore. It’s among the worlds oldest associations formed by King Louis of France and an honor for AIMS Institutes to be associated with this gastronomy fraternity!
Achievements at the Young Chefs Competition
Certificates and Medals received by the BHM students for their outstanding performance at the just concluded The Chaines Rotisseur Competition held at Hotel Lalit. Congratulations!!
Dr. Karunakara Reddy is unanimously elected as President for BUTCCM
Dr. Karunakara Reddy, Director -M.Com, AIMS Institutes has been unanimously elected as President for BUTCCM (Commerce and Management teachers association of Bangalore University) for a period of two years.
Appreciation from La Chaine des Rotisseurs
International Day of Yoga
On the eve of International Yoga Day, under the guidance of Founder and Principal Dr Kerron G Reddy the faculties and the students of AIMS Institute decided to contribute to the fitness challenge to transform one's body and mind physically, mentally and spiritually walking towards FIT INDIA, BETTER INDIA
Certificate of Appreciation from ITC Ltd - PSPD
Department of Sports in collaboration with BCOM & BBA Department
AIMS presents "Athlen" the inter department sports event on 2nd & 3rd March 2018 conducted by department of commerce and management.
Venue: AIMS Amphitheatre, AIMS Institutes
Got game? Join us in the ground.
A short visit of the students and faculties of university of Shimane to India
AIMS Institutes with association with the University of Shimane, Japan organized a short period visit of the students and faculties to India on 26th & 27th of February.
IMRF Youth Literary Award
Congratulations!! Mr. Abhilash Kaushik, student of MA Program, was awarded the IMRF Youth Literary Award for his contribution to English Studies at the International Conference on Legal Studies, Journalism Political Science, Public Administration Sociology and Social Work - 2018, Mysore.
Rajat Akki, Batuk and Rajendra Nayak,
3rd Sem MBA, AIMS institutes
Won the zonals Of CFA 2017 - 18
Research challenge and have qualified for the national level competition to be held in Mumbai.
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the team!
Yashas Magazine Release - November 2017
Yashas, the biannual magazine of the AIMS Entrepreneurship Excellence Centre - 2nd edition - November 2017, was released in prescence of Intensive Mentoring and PG 1st year students. Mrs. Usha Satish Mudukutore, is an Interior Designer who specialises in weaving natural fibres and threads graced the occasion along with Prof. Ranganathan K, Chief Mentor, AIMS Institutes.
The release was followed by a special session on "My dreams to start blogs" where MBA students - Ms. Sumanam, Ms, Sweta and Ms. Sumi shared their thoughts and visions on blogging. Ms. Sumanam was recognised as writer of the year by Lovely Professional University.
The event was coordinated by Dr. Saurabh Srivastava and Prof. Bindu V, AEEC, AIMS.
Inter collegiate Sports event conducted by Bangalore University.
Congratulations Mr.Rahul G, 3rd Sem MBA, for winning Gold Medal(shotput) and Silver Medal in ATHLETIC MEET 2017 conducted by Bangalore University.
Ganesh Pooja Celebrations in AIMS Accomodation
On occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi Festival, students residing in AIMS Accommodation - Sai Boys Hostel and Reechu Girls Hostel - celebrated the festival from 25th to 27th August 2017.
Launch of Start-Up : www.dropinbookhouse.com
A proud moment for AIMS Institutes once more as the 1st startup of the academic year was launched by Mr. Sachin, 1st year student of MBA under the aegis of AIMS Entrepreneurship and Excellence Center (AEEC).
www.dropinbookhouse.com is an e-commerce portal for users to sell and buy used books online. The key persons supporting the initiative were Dr. Priyanandan Reddy, COO, AIMS, Prof. K. Ranganathan, Mentor – in Chief AEEC, Dr. V. Somnath and Dr. Saurabh Srivastava, Professors, Department of Management Studies. Dr. Priyanandan congratulated Mr. Sachin for being a risk taker and planning a venture at such an early age. Dr. V. S. Somnath appraised the gathering on the other start-ups that were in the pipeline for future launches.
The Management, Staff and Students of AIMS congratulate the MBA Students of Batch 2016-18 for securing 100% Results in the 1st Semester exam held in February 2017. 207 students took up the exam conducted by Bangalore University.
40 under 40 Teachers Listing
Prof. Arijit Roy from AIMS School of Business is listed in 'The New Indian Express' as a part of their "40 Under 40 Inspiring Teachers" listing.
International Women's Week Celebrations
Women's Cell of AIMS Institutes is organizing awareness sessions for all the lady employees:
Vanijya Darpan 2017
Vanijya Darpan is an Inter-collegiate Exhibition and Fest (7th and 8th March 2017) :-
The Department of commerce B.Com of AIMS Institue of Higher Education is conducting an Inter-Collegiate Exhibition and Fest" Vanijya Darpan -2017" on 7th and 8th March 2017. This event will provide a platform to the students to tap into their true potentials and shine to their brightest. It intends to achieve perfect harmony between theory and practical knowledge of commerce and management through diverse activities and events. This event would help the students grow, interact, explore exiting opportunities and showcase their talents.
Soft Start ups – A forum to promulgate talent of young techie –Organized by the Department of Master of Computer Applications on 10.11.2016
Soft Start ups – A forum to promulgate talent of young techie –Organized by the Department of Master of Computer Applications at AIMS Auditorium on 10.11.2016. In order to attain success, the event started with the prayer song. To wipe away the ignorance and to furnish the light of intelligence, the Chief Guest and other dignitaries have lighted up the lamp to blow up the gloom of ignorance. A Meet with greeting will form a good Gathering, Prof. Hemanth, MCA Department welcomed the congregation. Prof Anantha Krishnan, Director – Corporate Relations, delivered the talk about the vibrant and start up culture of MCA department.
The Chief Guest to the function was Dr. Raja N Moorthy, Vice President – Engineering and Managing Director, Kirusa Inc, Bangalore. Dr. Raja Moorthy delivered talk on the topic “Soft Start ups – Why and How”. Dr. Moorthy spoke in detail about the current trends in the industry and Start ups in particular. He covered about the grand unifying framework – Matrixing Value Chain and P5F and Business Model Canvas in detail. The talk lasted for about 30 minutes. During the event, students have showcased their inventions and start up ideas.
The programme ended with a vote of thanks given by MCA faculty.
Cyber Crime Workshop on Nov 7th and 8th 2016 at AIMS Institutes
Cyber Security is becoming increasingly important in today’s networked world and is impacting every aspect of society including finance, healthcare, government, education, arts and entertainment. The objective of this workshop is to teach the basic principles of cyber security from the perspective of providing security awareness and its best practices for the real world. The Internet connects people, systems and galaxy of networks and an effort is required to protect digital systems from online threats as we defend our bodies from illness.
The workshop was conducted by Ms Dhanya Menon, Cyber Crime Investigator / Director, Avanzo Cyber Security Solutions Pvt Ltd. The 2 day’s long workshop was attended by more than 200 students and faculties from the various departments.
Observance of Vigilance Awareness Week, 31st Oct to 5th Nov 2016 at AIMS Institutes
To promote the probity and integrity in the governance, the AIMS Institutes in association with Punjab National Bank (PNB) have observed “Vigilance Awareness Week”. A letter to this effect has been issued to all educational Institutes by Chairman AICTE, Prof. Anil D. Saharsrabudhe. As per the guidelines by the AICTE, AIMS Institutes in association with Punjab National Bank, Peenya, Bangalore have observed vigilance awareness and conducted a Panel Discussion on the theme “Preventive Vigilance as a Tool of Good Governance” on 4th November 2016. Good governance includes empowerment, participation, accountability; transparency, equity and justice as preventive vigilance that ensures clean and prompt action in achieving efficiency and effectiveness of the employees in particular and the organization in general. Thus this week is observed to promote probity and integrity in governance and to provide awareness in the society as it can lead to clean nation and its clean functioning. Pledge for the event was taken by all the students and faculty and was administered by the Registrar. The event ended up with the National Anthem.
61st Kannada Rajyotsava celebrated at AIMS Institutes on 05.11.2016
AIMS Institutes celebrated Karnataka Rajyotsava on Saturday, 05 November, 2016. The function was organized by the Cultural Committee of the Institute with great enthusiasm.
The Campus was filled with festive decorations which displayed the culture and tradition of Karnataka. Students created a multi-coloured Karnataka Map on the ground in the entrance of our Institute.
The Programme was celebrated in the traditional style. The programme began with traditional and auspicious invocation to God Almighty. It was followed by welcome address by Chief Guest who remembered the people who were responsible for formation of Karnataka and wished a very happy Kannada Rajyotsava for all the students. Paying rich tributes to the great literary giants of Karnataka, he exhorted the crowd to be proud to call themselves Kannadigas
The very enthusiastic students enthralled the audience with their grand performances. Students presented ‘Jana pada Geete’ that captured the spirit of the day. Patriotic dance, group songs, solo singing were held after that.
The programme ended with the state anthem. The show was an educational journey for the students and an opportunity for the participants to show cases the values and cultures of their resident state Karnataka.
AIMS Students at TEDx Bangalore Women Empowerment 2016
The large red letters TED are, today a universal symbol for knowledge, passion and as the tagline boldly declares, “ideas worth spreading”. Started in 1984 as a platform where technology, entertainment and design congregate, TED has grown not only across the continuum of learning but spans the globe in the form of independent TEDx in communities across the world. The world we inhabit today is one full of challenges, opportunities and contradictions where our ability to grapple with the future is grounded in our choices. And although we are beginning to realize that life isn’t a grand zero sum equation, sometimes we must polarize others and wager everything we have in order to realize our full potential. It was the great learning experience for our students.
Photos of our students at TEDx Bangalore Event
Karvy – SEAL (Student Engagement and Applied Learning) Program at AIMS Institutes on 25th and 26th Oct 2016
Karvy – SEAL - A new initiative by Karvy Stock Broking Limited for promoting Capital Market and Investments across various colleges & universities
Karvy Stock Broking - Prominent Financial consultancy in India has conducted a special workshop in stock broking named as Karvy – SEAL (Student Engagement and Applied Learning) to bud the emerging management youth to join stock broking companies on 25th and 26th Oct 2016 at AIMS Institutes.
The following topics were covered in the Financial Workshop during 12 hrs of training spread across 2 days:
The program was organized by AIMS School of Business and more than 120 students have participated in the two days workshop.
AIMS Institutes Faculty at University of Shimane, Japan
One of the most important features of life at AIMS Institutes is its truly multicultural environment. We are extremely proud of the fact that we have over 30 nationalities on campus!
Our AIMS Centre for International Liaison was established to foster and enhance this very aspect. The aim is to provide our students and faculty with as many exchange opportunities as possible. This includes sending and hosting visiting scholars, aiding faculty members in arranging international study tours, developing exchange agreements with universities around the world, and achieving membership in the top global exchange consortia.
Pictures of our faculty Mr Maneesh Reddy and Ms Anagha Reddy at University of Shimane, Japan
International Study Tour to Malaysia – AIMS Institutes
AIMS Institutes students went for International study tour to Malaysia from 17th Oct 2016 to 22nd Oct 2016.
We are living in a global world that is highly networked with each other and provides immense opportunities to share or review resources and skills, evaluate ideas, and monitor work among each other. International exposure, better understanding of the global market place and the ability to appreciate different cultures are a perquisite for today’s global managers. Many employers in India too prefer to hire students with an international exposure, a global business perspective and who can work with ease with their foreign counterparts.
In order to provide a cross cultural exposure and a global perspective to the students, AIMS Institutes has developed an extensive International Students Exchange Network. The Exchange Programme has become increasingly popular with the students and nearly 40% of the batch gets a chance to spend a week at a Partner Institute. Efforts are underway to expand the Programme further and enable an even larger number of students to avail of this unique opportunity.
Guest Lecture on Mergers & Acquisitions at AIMS Institutes on 16th Oct 2016, Sunday
On 16th Oct 2016, Sunday, Guest lecture on Mergers & Acquisitions was organized by MBA Department, AIMS Institutes. The lecture was guided by Mr Ketan Dhruv, CEO, Impact Capital Advisors India. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate restructuring are a big part of the corporate finance world. The highlight of the lecture was the discussion on forces that drive companies to buy or merge with others or to split-off or sell parts of their own businesses. Mr Dhruv gave an overview of global M&A trends and the objectives of M&As as well as the M&A process. Further, he talked about different valuation methods and important transaction documents. He also spoke about post merger issues. It was a learning and interactive session for the students where he answered all the queries put up by the students to their full satisfaction.
We are very thankful to Mr Dhruv for providing us all these valuable insights with regard to the subject of M&As.
Bangalore University Inter-Collegiate
AIMS student Mr. Rahul Ghoral MBA Ist Semester achieved Ist place in Discus throw in Inter Collegiate Athletic Meet 2016 at Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru.
One day Seminar on Challenges in Stainless Steel Welding & Engineer’s Day Celebration at AIMS Institutes on Tuesday, 4th Oct 2016
The Indian Institute of Welding, Bangalore Branch organised the One day Seminar on Challenges in Stainless Steel Welding & Engineer’s Day Celebration at AIMS Institutes on Tuesday, 4th Oct 2016. The Program was supported by National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) and Peenya Industries Association (PIA).
About the Seminar :
The Indian Institute of Welding has realized the acute problem related with the stainless steel welding and has encouraged its branches to conduct courses, programs & seminars. As a part of their exercise, the Bangalore Branch of the IIW has organised one day seminar on “Challenges in Stainless welding. The Seminar intends to educate and refresh the knowledge of SS fabrication on a number of issues such as guidelines in selection of welding process and consumables, problems & solutions in SS fabrication and welding defects, causes & measures to prevent them.
About the Speaker :
Mr AN Reddy has rich experience in welding field for over three decades in reputed organisations like L&T and Ador Fontech. He also authored a book on “Repair & Maintenance Welding Made Easy” which simplifies understanding of welding technology.
About the Participants :
Professionals from the large & small scale private industries, welding consumables & equipment manufacturers, research scholars, academicians & students from engineering colleges, polytechnics, ITI has attended the event.
Chef Parvinder S Bali visited AIMS Institutes on 28.09.2016
To ensure that our students are kept up-to-date with all the latest industry developments, we regularly welcome senior hospitality industry professionals to AIMSIHE to deliver lectures and workshops. Not only does this offer students great insight into the latest hospitality trends, it also provides great networking opportunities and a chance discuss knowledge and theory with those in the know.
Department of Hotel Management, AIMS Institutes organised “Life as a Chef”, revolutionary interactive session by Chef Parvinder Singh Bali for the students of BHM.
The Guest Speaker, Chef Parvinder Singh Bali, Programme Manager, Culinary Services, at the Oberoi Canter of Learning and Development is a renowned author for the prize winning international books. Each and every trait required in today’s highly competitive environment to upgrade the skills of the chef like Leadership Skills, Presentation Skills, Effective Team-Building, and Creating Lasting Impressions as a Chef on the guest, Motivator, and PR Management etc. was covered in the broad overview by him.
Chef Bali was thrilled to answer the questions of the students related to the life of a Chef in the industry.
With tonnes of experience all over the globe and not missing a single minute, this chef-trainer-author clearly doesn’t believe in slowing down. His is a journey of learning and training and enriching the lives of many students.
This positive exposure of the students will percolate down to their career growth, giving them ‘Insight’, providing them tools for adapting to the ever changing dynamic professional environment as a Chef .
Two days culinary event by Celebrity Chef Sanjay Thakur on 23rd & 24th of September 2016 at AIMS Institutes
Department of Hotel Management has organised two days culinary event by Celebrity Chef Sanjay Thakur on 23rd & 24th of September 2016 at AIMS Institutes Auditorium & Training Restaurant. The event was comprised of Demonstration on Sous vide method of cooking & Culinary Plate Art by Chef Sanjay Thankur on 23rd September 2016. On 24th Sept 2016, the Chef prepared & served Nine course menu based on molecular gastronomy using his plate art skills with our students and to the invited Chefs & dignitaries from Hotel Industry.
It was a great learning experience & morale booster for the students.
Vibrant Onam Celebrations on 26th Sept 2016 at AIMS Institutes of Higher Education
Onam Celebrations at AIMS IHE was held on 26th Sept 2016. The programme began with the prayer song by our students followed Onam message on the importance of equality for all and reminded everyone that it is also our responsibility to ensure that all are happy. Dr. Sheri Kurien, our Registrar, speaking on the occasion explained the significance of Onam to Keralites; where one dreams of a world that does not differentiate between persons. Onam, he said, may have lost many of the pomp and splendour it had earlier, but is still one occasion where we come together and spend great quality time with family and friends.
Festival of Onam was celebrated with a vivid display of cohesiveness among whole of the Institute community. The college entrance was decorated with the pookalam. Girl students did pookalam and other floral works throughout the campus. The celebration began with a Shingari Melam procession from the college entrance to the main block. Students greeted each other on the occasion. Cultural programmes were also part of the celebrations.
Supernova – Intercollegiate Management Fest at AIMS Institute of Higher Education, Bangalore
The Department of Management Studies of AIMS Institute of Higher Education conducted the flagship, annual management fest, Supernova 2016 –“ The Universe is your Arena” on the 20th and 21st of September 2016, hosted by BBA, AIMS School of Business. Keeping in mind it’s imaginative, inspired theme, The Universe is your Arena, we decided to expedite the standards of our performances, making Supernova more successful than ever. The theme has given students the liberty to set business and management related cases, fictional and real, during the phases (past, present and the possible future) of man’s expediting performances technologically, socially, economically and commercial. The chief guest for the function, Mr Ratnakara Shetty, Director – Government Banking Commercial & Wholesale Bank, spoke about the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit, while inaugurating the fest.
The main contingent events conducted this year included, Human Resource, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurial Development, Business Quiz and Best Manager with open, non-contingent events like Zeus (Business Quiz), Aquila (Finance Event), Collimation (HR Event), Leo Minor (Entrepreneurship) and Chameleon (Marketing). A total of 150 participants from 21 colleges participated in the Supernova - Intercollegiate Management Fest. Contests were designed to test not only the team spirit of the participants, but also facilitate communication and help foster creativity and innovation.
The two day fest concluded with a valedictory function. “Participants from several colleges have expressed that they would like to participate in future events conducted at AIMS Institutes,” stated the organizers.
Mind Matters 2016 - Interdepartmental Quiz Competition at AIMS Institutes on 17.09.2016
AIMS Institutes has organized the interdepartmental quiz competition Mind Matters 2016 to create awareness on current happenings. Out of 120 contestants, six teams were selected to the final round after a screening test. Mr Vijay Kannur, Head of Education Projects, Shaw Academy was the Chief Guest, who said that quiz programmes are important and such events related with education are very useful for the upliftment of the society as it helps the students for their future and suggested to be organized on mass level. The quiz masters Prof Prabhas Pandit and Prof Arijith conducted the proceedings of the event. BBA student’s team emerged as winner, whereas B.COM student’s team stood second.
AIMS Publication – Book Release Ceremony – 12.09.2016
AIMS Publication’s latest book on “Sustainable Development – New Perspective and Emerging Trends” released by Dr TV Ramachandra, Professor Indian Institute of Science , Mr Jai Bharat, General Manager, Kennametal and Mr Akshay H, Director, Eco Watch, during the book releasing ceremony held on 12th Sept 2016 at AIMS Institutes.
Releasing the book “Sustainable Development – New Perspective and Emerging Trends”, the Chief Guest appreciated the efforts of AIMS Institutes in making known the sustainability is moving from the corporate side-lines into the mainstream. Faced with a future of uncertain energy costs, looming regulation on carbon emissions, concerns about access to raw materials and the availability of natural resources like water, companies all over the world are waking up to the reality that environmental sustainability is a key consideration through this book. He also mentioned internationally, the big sustainability issues include an expanding and resource-hungry population, human-accelerated global warming, the imminent peak in cheap oil production (when demand exceeds supply) and persistent pollutants being spread globally in air and oceans. He also complimented the editors for their excellent presentation of various facts and informed that the book is a good reference material to teachers, researchers, policy makers, critics and serious thinkers.
OPPO Fresh Face 2016
IFCA – National Young Chefs Convention 2016 – 29th & 30th Aug 2016
THE YOUNG Chefs Association of India (YCAI), part of the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) organized the first IFCA National Young Chef’s Convention in New Delhi at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, from August 29 to 30, 2016. Mr. Priyanandan Reddy, COO, AIMS Institutes - Bangalore presents about AIMS @ 1st National Young Chefs Convention 2016.
Dr Sheri Kurien, Registrar AIMS Institutes, has got the special appreciation award in the event. We are proud of this recognition of his dedicated service to School of Hospitality & Tourism, AIMS Institutes.
University of Shimane, Japan delegates visits AIMS Institutes on 30.08.2016
Shimane University, Japan was established as a national university in 1949 and consists of the Matsue campus and the Izumo campus. Shimane University aims to foster students who enjoy international perspectives and can play major roles as leaders in each region of the world by taking advantage of accumulated knowledge, culture, and technologies. AIMS Institute of Higher Education was host to a group of delegates from the University of Shimane, Japan as a part of a Cultural and Intellectual exchange program.
The Japanese entourage was treated to a traditional Indian Welcome followed by knowledge and cultural exchanges between the students and professors of both the Institutions.
Cultural programs were presented by the students of both the countries.
Thai Delegates visits AIMS Institutes on 26th Aug 2016
A team of Delegates from Workability Thailand visited AIMS Institutes on 26th Aug 2016. The Thai Delegates were given a rousing welcome by the Dr Sheri Kurien, Registrar and Prof. Jyothi Ramisetty, Director, AIMS Centre for Student Development and Faculty members of various schools and Students. Workability Thailand has supported Kiang Ba Kiang Lai ‘s staff from Thailand to produce documentaries concerning sharing knowledge and opportunities. The Thai Delegates expressed their deep satisfaction of their visit and interaction. Their visit has laid the foundation for future collaborative academic works, Research and projects between AIMS Institutes and Thailand.
Congratulations to Selected Candidates in Capgemini
It is a matter of Pride for the college that our students are getting selected in companies of Repute. Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services conducted campus placement drive for final year BCA students in AIMS Institutes. 2 BCA students are selected in Capgemini. Dr Kiran Reddy, CEO & Principal congratulated the selected students and explained it is a regular feature of the college to invite reputed companies for placement.
Congratulations to all selected candidates from members of management and faculty.
Ethnic Day Celebration at AIMS Institutes on 20.08.2016
It was not just another normal day in the college as the campus was decorated in a traditional way. The energy levels were quite high as the campus was bursting with enthusiasm and passion. There was a slice of Karnataka, Andra, Telangana a bit of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and northern States as well. Depicting the cultures and traditions of respective States, staffs and students dressed in traditional attires as part of the Ethnic Day celebrations here on Saturday. The faculty and students from different cultures, regions and languages joined hands to celebrate and showcase their respective regional cultures and traditions to everyone present on campus. Dr Kiran Reddy, CEO & Principal said diversity made the world more beautiful. The main message of the celebration was to respect the traditions and recognise the culture of the others. Nobody should look down at the tradition or the culture of others said coordinator of the programme. Mr and Miss Ethnic were also chosen amongst the participants.
"ESPERANZA 2016” - UG Fresher’s Day Program on 19th August 2016
The AIMS Institutes held its UG Freshers' Day on 19th August 2016 at its Bangalore Campus. Esperanza 2016 was a celebration for the 2016-19 batch with inspirational speeches by experienced dignitaries, the selection of Mr. and Ms. Esperanza 2016 and engaging song and dance performances. Dr Kiran Reddy, CEO & Principal addressed all the students and explained the purpose of organizing such a program. On the whole, the event saw seniors and faculty at AIMS extending a warm welcome to the newest batch of students. The event was organized as part of Esperanza 2016 to officially inaugurate the undergraduate academic sessions and celebrate Freshers’ Day for the 2016-19 batch. Fresher’s day is an event to collaborate newly admitted students and seniors. It’s an opportunity for fresher’s to know the seniors and find out their experiences. The welcome party ended with refreshment and distribution of gifts to the fresher’s.
Kargil Vijay Diwas at AIMS Institutes on 11th Aug 2016
Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed on 11th Aug, 2016 at AIMS Institutes as a part of “Azaadi 70” “Independence 70” program. Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the success of Operation Vijay. On the day of 26 July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders.
We at AIMS Institutes, celebrated the occasion meaningfully through an inspirational talk by Captain Naveen Nagappa eloquently narrated the Kargil war and the roles of various martyrs of this fight. The narration was on par with a live commentary from a battle field. He also emphasized the need for youngsters to take up responsibilities in Indian Armed Forces primarily for pride and also the other benefits individuals can get by serving in Defence forces.
The gathering observed silence for a minute to pay homage to martyrs of Kargil war.
Contemporary Floriography workshop at AIMS Institutes
The workshop on Contemporary Floriography was organized on 10th Aug 2016 by Department of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, AIMS Institute of Higher Education.
The objective of this workshop was:
Resource person Ms. Bhargavi Satyan, Ikebana Expert said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. I was able to meet and interact with future hospitality professionals who love what they do and have a rich knowledge”
AIMS Celebrates 70th Year of Independence
Inauguration of the fortnight long Independence Day celebrations was held on 9th August. Students, staff and faculty members sang the National song " Vande Mataram" to mark the begining of the celebrations. The theme of the celebrations is “Yaad Karo Kurbani” to recall and relive the struggle and inspiring moments that lead to India's non-violent march for Independence.
Professor Om Prakash Gupta in his address to the students stated that "August 9 is a historic day in India's freedom struggle as it reminds us of the seriousness of the country's hardship and also about the long series of sacrifices made by the revolutionary leaders”
The fortnight long celebrations include competitions and presentations based on the theme, including competitions for painting, elocution, essay writing, songs and ethnic dances, ethnic food, flash mob and so on. Visits to local landmarks commemorating freedom struggle will also be carried out.
One day workshop on revised syllabus of V Semester BBA, Bangalore University on 6th August 2016
AIMS Institute of Higher Education in Association with Bangalore University Teachers Council of Commerce and Management had organised a One day workshop on revised syllabus of V Semester BBA, Bangalore University on 6th August 2016.
The much needed workshop was the initiative of the Principal of AIMS IHE along with the staff and was prestigiously inaugurated by Dr K. Eresi, Former Dean and Chairman, Department of Commerce, Bangalore University. The programme commenced with the prayer song and Kuthuvilaku was lighted by the dignitaries. The workshop theme was unfolded by Dr Kiran Reddy, Principal, AIMS IHE. She welcomed the gathering and introduced the guests and the speakers. Dr K. Eresi, delivered the inaugural address. He addressed the gathering and said that the teacher was responsible for creating and disseminating knowledge and stated that Management and Accounting was all about 'objective facts and subjective judgements'.
The Guest of Honour was Dr Eswara, BUTCCM. In his address to the delegates, he mentioned about the importance of the workshop to share the idea and knowledge which can help all in framing BBA syllabus.
The workshop was attended by over 80 participants who represented the teaching fraternity of 52 colleges offering BBA degree under the Bangalore University. The response from the participants was positive and encouraging and the workshop ended with the consensus that feedbacks from the respondents would be forwarded and considered as inputs by the University in framing the future subject Curriculum.
The valedictory session was held and the certificates were issued to the programme organizers and delegates of the conference.
Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Aswathnarayana, General Secretary, BUTCCM and the programme ended with national anthem.
CB Ramkumar, Founder “Our Native Village- Eco Resort” visited AIMS Institutes on 04th Aug 2016 and delivered the lecture on Climate Change as a part of Management Week Celebration
Mr CB Ramkumar (Ram) is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant and an entrepreneur. He is passionate about sustainability and has over the years acquired application knowledge in sustainable living concepts. He developed a model for sustainable living when he built and founded Our Native Village, an eco resort just outside Bangalore, in South India. Over the last decade, he has extended his expertise to sustainable living – including topics such as sustainable food, sustainable health, sustainable marketing and branding. Ram is also a trained Climate Leader after undergoing a training programme by the Former US Vice President and Nobel laureate, Mr. Al Gore.
Addressing the gathering at AIMS auditorium, Mr Ram said that among the world’s 20 most polluted cities 13 exists in India, and emphasizes the need to shift to renewal sources of energy.
Inauguration of National Management Week Celebration’s (1st – 7th Aug 2016)
AIMS Institute of Higher Education celebrates the National Management Week from 1st to 7th Aug 2016. Through the weeklong celebrations, AIMS Institute of Higher Education is making efforts to encourage the spirit of corporate social responsibility among the students and faculty members of the management institutes of the country.
The event is being organized by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) across colleges imparting management education in the country.
"Our institute will undertake specific activities which will sensitize the students as well as faculty members about the overall scenario. These activities include rural and community development programmes, education development activities, blood donation, healthcare camps, public and student awareness campaigns, training camps for small and tiny enterprise owners and managers, poster competitions and business quizzes” , Prof. Jyothi Ramisetty , Director, AIMS Centre for Student Development said.
The programme was inaugurated by Mr Dinesh, Founder Director of Infosys and Mr K Venugopal, COO & Director, NTTF as guest of honour. In the inaugural speech, Mr Dinesh shared his leadership & innovation Journey of Infosys with the students and faculty of AIMS IHE. Mr. Dinesh took the audience through the successfully journey of Infosys and also his personal journey from the first job for Rs.80 per month to the level of a successful leader of a world class organization. The message was clear and loud. Each and every person [student] is capable of innovating something new and it is not confined to a very few celebrities. Innovation need not big, it is even applicable for day to day activities. He emphasized on the importance of an effective leadership and the success that can accomplish the team work.
Mr K Venugopal delivered the lecture on “Skilling India – Role of Youth”. He highlighted the emphasis is to skill the youths in such a way so that they get employment and also improve entrepreneurship. He mentioned that it is high time now the measures are taken to improve the physical and mental development of the youths of the country so that none of them remains unemployed and the country’s unemployment problem also gets reduced.
Visit of Eminent Personalities from Israel to AIMS Institutes on 29.07.2016
On July 29th 2016, Ms. Yael Hashavit, Consul General , Consulate General of Israel, Bengaluru visited the AIMS Institutes with Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski , Partner Venture, Jerusalem Ventures and Ms. Illana Shoshan, Social Activist, Israel. During their visit, they met with Dr Kurien, Registrar and Prof Ramesh Raj Ayer, Director ACIL to discuss potential academic collaborations between the AIMS IHE and the State of Israel.
"Israel is known for its strong emphasis on innovation and creativity and we're facilitating study abroad programs and academic partnerships through these visits," she said. "One of the reasons we emphasize the relationship with academic institutions, and especially an academic institution like AIMS Institutes, is because of the fact that we believe you're educating the future leadership of this country and the future leadership of the world."
Ms. Illana Shoshan is an Israeli-American activist. She is co-founder of the Women’s Empowerment Foundation, based in California, dedicated to advancing women’s rights as human rights worldwide, specifically in Israel and the United States. Crowned Miss Israel in 1980, Illana was elected Miss Israel of All Time in 2010 for her advocacy of economic empowerment for women as a key to their liberation and for her grassroots efforts to insure women run for political office. She supports EEW – Economic Empowerment for Women in Israel and Ben Shemen Youth Village (her alma mater), as well as numerous other causes.
An in demand speaker and panel participant, especially on university campuses and women’s advocacy organizations, Illana lectures on redefining feminism and the image of women in the media. She said I am extremely happy to visit the institute and delivered the special talk at AIMS Auditorium on Women Empowerment, Legislation and Reality in Israel
Media Speak : Vijayavani Newspaper - 27.07.2016
Consul General of Thailand, Mrs. Krongkanit Rakcharoen Visited AIMS Institute of Higher Education on 25.07.2016, Monday
On Monday, July 25, 2016, Consul General of Thailand, Mrs. Krongkanit Rakcharoen Visited AIMS Institute of Higher Education. During the visit, the consul pointed out the upward trend in the international student exchange programs between Thailand and India. Regarding AIMS IHE, she said Institute is one of the priorities of her in India in terms of exchange programs in arts, science, humanities and business studies. Here I see great opportunities for Thai students", she concluded.
According to Dr Kiran Reddy, CEO AIMS Institutes, one of the objectives in the discussion is the international undergraduate and graduate student’s mobility. The idea would be that the Institute, along with the Consulate, could design actions facilitating this initiative”.
Currently, AIMS IHE keeps cooperation agreements with more than 15 International Universities in terms of student exchange and research initiatives. Over the past three years, more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students from International community have chosen AIMS IHE for their higher education.
AIMS Institute of Higher Education (AIMS School of Business) has become a member of the AMDISA
AIMS Institute of Higher Education (AIMS School of Business) has become a member of the AMDISA. The Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) was established in 1988, with the initiative of leading management development institutions in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region. AMDISA is a “SAARC Recognized Body”. Its Reciprocal Members are Institutions with similar objectives outside South Asia and includes Institutions such as Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, USA; European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Belgium; Russian Association of Business Education (RABE), Russia; Central and East European Management Development Association (CEEMAN), Slovenia; Association of Business Schools (ABS), UK; Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Australia, etc.
The mission of AMDISA is to “Promote management excellence in South Asia by networking management development institutions and facilitating their partnership with corporate enterprises and public agencies in the region.”
This is the only Association which networks management development institutions across the South Asian nations, through exchange of information, conducting regional conferences and providing a forum for academics and business leaders. The Association interfaces business schools with leaders interested in management development; promotes professional development of management faculty; provides institution-building assistance to business schools and corporate management development centers in the region. AMDISA organizes institution-building workshops for Heads of Institutions, Faculty Workshops on frontier areas of management and inter-institutional cooperative research on contemporary managerial issues in South Asia.
AMDISA launched a global benchmark quality assurance and accreditation system for Business Schools in this part of the world called as South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS). SAQS is the South Asian system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. AMDISA facilitates standard setting, benchmarking, mutual learning, and the dissemination of good practice across borders.
MBA Batch 2016-18, Induction Program July 14-15, 2016
The inaugural of the first year of MBA (2016-18 batch) was organized by the School of Business, AIMS Institute of Higher Education, at the Auditorium on July 14th 2016.
Mr Priyanandan Reddy, COO, while welcoming the students said ““Rigour, Relevance, Reward and Recognition are the hallmarks of top business schools in the world and the same will be applicable at AIMS”. During his address, he quoted the Steve Jobs famous quote “Stay Hungry and Stay Foolish” and guided them to follow the same in their lives.
Dr Kiran Reddy, CEO & Principal in her address stated the importance of teaching and learning process, the need for Knowledge assimilation, she also mentioned about how to become a successful and socially sensitive manager.
She said AIMS Institutes was established with the vision that in order to progress as a nation, society needs intelligent and socially responsible leaders, equipped with cutting-edge management skills, who could work in diverse areas and develop creative solutions to resolve challenges, by utilizing available resources to make India a progressive and successful nation.
The orientation will be a two weeks program and will include various facets of management and its applications to prepare the students for the MBA program and to groom them as a successful business manager. This also includes sessions from the resource persons from the corporate sectors to give the students a flavour of the corporate world.
Hearty Congratulations to our student Mr Sanasam Khagemba, PGDM 2013-15 for securing Gold Medal in PGDM program.
Mr Sanasam Khagemba with his splendid performance in the PGDM program has secured the Gold Medal from AIMA New Delhi. We place on record our sincere appreciation for his hard work, dedication and excellent result and also for the equal support, advice and guidance of the management and faculty.
Inauguration of UG Academic Session for the Academic Year 2016-17 on 11.07.2016
The inauguration of the UG courses for the Academic Year 2016 -17 took place in AIMS Institutes auditorium on 11th of July, which was then followed by two days of orientation programme for the students. The students attended the inaugural sessions with their parents. Dr Kiran Reddy, CEO & Principal, AIMS Institutes delivered the inaugural address. The gathering was welcomed by Ms Roja Reddy, Director Admissions and UG Programs. Dr BM Ramamurthy, UG Program Manager concluded the ceremony with vote of thanks. The Inaugural ceremony was followed by an Orientation Programme for the first year UG students from 11.07.2016 to 12.07.2016.The aim of this programme is to provide a smooth transition for the students into the new environment of the Institute and to impassionate and motivate the young minds. The Orientation Programme also helps students get acquainted with the facilities, services, personnel, rules and regulations of the Institute.
Management Development Programme in Business Analytics, 2nd July 2016, Saturday
The AIMS Institutes has been at the forefront of imparting quality management education not only to its students, but also to the corporate world. This is reflected in the extensive number of management development programs that the faculty at AIMS Institutes has conducted for executives from various organizations.
Management Development Programme in Business Analytics was organized by AIMS Institutes, with five sessions handled by eminent analytics professionals on 02.07.2016. The session witnessed the presence of 15 participants from the corporate.
Sessions conducted by: Mr Vishveshwaran, Freelance Analytics Training Consultant for Retail Training
Mr Naresh Sadasivam, Co-founder, Zeyga
Mr Premranjan, Founder, Venus Analytics
Mr Param Das Gupta, Program Manager, Career Education, IBM India
This programme provided an introduction to big data analytics for all business professionals, including those with no prior analytics experience. Also, participants learned how data analysts describe, predict, and inform business decisions in the specific areas of marketing, human resources, finance, and operations, and to develop basic data literacy and an analytic mindset that will help them to make strategic decisions based on data.
Faculty Development Programme - Equal Opportunities Cell, 24th June 2016
ACR and ACSD of AIMS Institutes organized an FDP on strengthening the role and functioning of Special Cells / Equal Opportunities Cells in the Institute.
Resource person for the programme is Dr. Aravind A. Mulimani, Professor and Department Head of Geography, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka (working as a Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Cell, Karnatak University, Dharwad).
Specific objectives discussed in the programme are:
International Yoga Day at AIMS Institutes – 21st June, 2016
In 2014, the United Nation declared 21st June as International Yoga Day. Accordingly, the 2nd International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June, 2016
AIMS Institutes celebrated the Yoga Day with staffs and students to inspire them towards healthy life and rich Past of India
Chief guest of event Shri Lokesh Hegde, Yoga Guru, Yoga Bhushana, Swami Vivekananda Rastra Bhandhu said ” Yoga was found by our ancestors for a peaceful and healthy life”.
These programmes aim in building attitude towards health & fitness, social welfare and motivation among staffs and students. These compliment the goal of AIMS Institutes to impart holistic education.
Leading Management Guru, Renowned Author & Consultant Mr Shiv khera visits AIMS Institutes
Leading Management Guru, Author, Consultant and well-renowned speaker, Mr. Shiv Khera visited AIMS Institutes on 21.06.2016, Tuesday and delivered a power speech. Dr Kiran Reddy, Principal & CEO, AIMS Institutes welcomed Mr. Shiv Khera.
He interacted with the students and faculty of AIMS Institutes and shared his success story. Mr. Shiv Khera started off by saying that the world is changing faster than ever and one can only master the things that remain constant. He mainly spoke about mastering three skills - People skills, Persuasion skills and prioritizing skills and made it all the more interesting with interesting anecdotes and real life examples.
Mr. Shiv Khera also insisted on the importance of having good relationship with people around, which helps in the overall development of the character of a person.
Digital Marketing Certification program through Imperial College and AIMS Institute of Higher Education
As the digital marketing landscape continues to grow at a rapid pace, marketers are faced with new challenges and opportunities with this digital age. The Digital Marketing Course is an initiative designed to educate students in the area of Digital Marketing in association with Imperial College. We have conducted the Digital Marketing Program for our MBA students. Around 56 students have participated in the program and program has provided the students hands-on experience in various Digital Marketing disciplines.
This program will help the students to prepare for certification exams like OMCA (from OMCP), Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Facebook marketing and YouTube marketing. We are happy to announce that after completion of this program; around 90% of the batch have cleared the Google online exams and got the certification directly from Google.
This is one of the benchmark for AIMS Institute of Higher Education that we are front runners in empowering the students for pursuit of their excellence.
Faculty Exchange Program
Dr Brahm Sharma, Director - AIMS Centre of Sustainability visited various countries in Europe from 11th April 2016 to 30th April 2016 under ERASMUS+ program for staff mobility for teaching and other activities.
Dr Sharma visited Kecskemet College, Kecskemet, Hungary from 13th April 2016 to 15th April 2016. He conducted group discussion with students from several countries on social entrepreneurship. He also lectured Kecskemet College students on learning effectiveness.
Dr Sharma visited Riga and surrounding areas in Latvia from 18th April 2016 to 22nd April 2016 where he conducted sessions for working professionals, regular students and ERASMUS exchange students of BA School of Business and Finance on the topics:
Dr Sharma was a special invitee on 20th April 2016 on inaugural ceremony of Baltic University student conference being held at Latvijas Universitate, attended by more than 100 students from several countries. He attended Rectors meeting participating in students conclave on 20th April 2016.
Dr Sharma co-chaired one of the sessions in the international conference ASBBMC 2016 9th Annual Scientific Baltic Business Management Conference on Challenges of Business Sustainability on Digital Age on 21st April 2016.
Dr Sharma presented the research paper written by Mr Priyanandan Reddy, COO and himself on the topic "Digitalization : The future of health care" in the conference.
Dr Sharma was a special invitee to speak on sustainability issues in India in the Baltic University student conclave at Vidzene University of Applied Sciences on 22nd April 2016 at Valmeria.
Dr Sharma visited ESC, Troyes, France and conducted lecture sessions for business management students on the topic of Marketing in Globalised world with specific reference to emerging markets on 25th April 2016
On behalf of management we acknowledge and congratulate Dr Brahm Sharma for his Europe visit as exchange faculty and to present research paper.
Future of India – Business Excellence and Achievement Award for Entrepreneurs – 2016 Educational Leader of the Year
The teaching and non teaching staff and students of AIMS IHE whole heartedly congratulate our CEO Dr Kiran Reddy on receiving Educational Leader of the Year award, for the category of Entrepreneurship. She was conferred with this award on the 30th of April 2016 by “1000 Petals” at Lalit Ashok, Bangalore. Congratulate Dr Kiran Reddy for her achievement.
Book Launch - “Start up Your Restaurant” at AIMS Institutes
The Book ‘Start up Your Restaurant’ authored by Mr. Jayanth Narayanan and Ms. Priya Bala was launched at the AIMS-Institute of Higher Education, Peenya, Bangalore on the 29th of February 2016 in the presence of students who aspire to be entrepreneurs, faculty members and special invitees. The book addresses various stages of setting up a restaurant; namely the concept, funding, financials, location, licence, technology and operation. The book also has success mantras from restaurateurs who experienced success and failure as well.
Mr. Srijan Vadhera, Resident Manager, Shangrila, Bangalore was the Chief Guest and Prof. Ranganathan, Professional Business Coach, CEO of 10minutebiztools and Consultant- AIMS Entrepreneurship Excellence Centre (AEEC) was the guest of Honour of this event. Dr. Kerron Reddy, Principal and CEO AIMS Institutes in her welcome address said that she was very happy that the authors approached AIMS to launch this book in association with Harper Collins Publishers India and Collins Business. Further, she added that this book launch would inspire a number of students to seriously think about ventures in hotel industry.
The Chief Guest Mr. Srijan Vadhera spoke about the transition in the hospitality business and encouraged the youngsters to “begin with small and grow-up”. The authors Mr. Jayanth Narayanan and Ms. Priya Bala shared their thought-provoking experiences of writing this book. It was followed by a stimulating interactive session between the authors and the members of AIMS-IHE. The session concluded with a vote of thanks by Prof. Achinthya Dey, Director, Department of Hotel Management, AIMS-IHE.
NEN Entrepreneurship Week “INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR A BETTER WORLD”
Entrepreneurs are frequently foreseen as national assets to be cultivated, motivated and remunerated to the greatest possible extent. With their initiatives & innovations, lies a direct & positive impact on the society. In addition, it leads to creation of jobs and better standard of living. The concoction of entrepreneurship and economic development has vital inputs and inferences for policy makers, development institutes, business owners, change agents and charitable donors. If we understand the benefits and drawbacks, a balanced entrepreneurship approach can be established with its result positively co-related with economy and society.
By following the same belief, AIMS IHE in collaboration with “National Entrepreneurship Network -NEN” is proudly celebrating & hosting “Entrepreneurship Week” from 20th-27th February 2016 between 9 am & 5 pm in the campus. The event is directed to sensitize society at large, especially student community towards entrepreneurship through interactions, events & activities to establish clarity on its benefits and effect to the society as well as the economy.
Events like panel discussion of entrepreneurs, interviewing entrepreneurs, marathon & mob flash, school visits, setting up entrepreneurship ventures by students & participants based on various themes, collage and poster competition, movie screening, paper presentations & quiz throughout NEN e-week would attempt to provide the right kind of awareness, motivation, exposure & direction for all towards entrepreneurship.
To inaugurate E-Week celebration in the presence of chief guests and alumni guest speakers along with faculty members & students of AIMS IHE
Event Summary :
The inaugural ceremony was then concluded with pledge (NEN- Pledge).
Participants : UG & PG Management Students of AIMS IHE.
Event Coordinator(s) : Prof. Ravi, Prof. Govindaraj Pandit, Prof. Laxminarayan, Prof. Vishnu, Prof.Sanjana, Prof. Mamatha & Prof Prithwirajj with support from Prof. Jyotirmayee & Dr. Anupama
NAAC Self Study Report - 2015
Self Study Report for Re-accreditation - 2nd Cycle submitted to National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
AIMS Institutes was conferred the Bangalore Management Association (BMA) Award
AIMS Institutes was conferred the Bangalore Management Association (BMA) Award for "Institute of Excellence in Higher Education" on 14th August, 2015. Principal and CEO Dr. Kerron G Reddy received the award.
Appreciation letter received from Dr. K. Kasthuri Rangan
AIMS - Appreciation letter received from Dr. K. Kasthuri Rangan, Former Chairman ISRO, Ex MP, Scientifc advisor to the Prime Minister, Member, National Planning commission, Member Karnataka State Knowledge commission, Padmashree, Padmabhushan, Padmavibhusahn award winner. was our chief guest on 21.05.2015.
PROTHSAAHAN 2015 : Don Bosco Institute of Technology
AIMS - PG Business Management Students bagged prizes in the inter-collegiate fests organized by Don Bosco Institute of Technology.
Habba 15: Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies
AIMS - PG Business Management Students bagged prizes in the inter-collegiate fests organized by Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies.
PARADIGM 2015 : MP Birla Institute of Management
AIMS - PG Business Management Students bagged prizes in the inter-collegiate fests organized by MP Birla Institute of Management.
AIMS - Inter college competition at T. John College
AIMS -BHM Students bagged prizes in inter college cultural events organised by T John college, Bengaluru.....
Italian Culinary Expo – 2015 at AIMS
Italian Culinary Expo – 2015, a uniquely conceived exhibition that combines savoring and learning of quintessential Italian cuisines, began with fervor at the premises of AIMS Institutes, Peenya. The event that emphasizes the combination of Indian rasas with the Italian relishes offered an atmosphere of festivity celebrating the association between AIMS Institutes with the world’s top institute for Italian cuisine – ALMA, Italy.
The chief Guest of the event was Chef Manish Mehrotra. The expo was inaugurated by Chef Antonia Tardi, Chef Cristian Broglia, Chef Armando Di Filippo some of the world’s best Chefs for Italian cuisine available today.
The expo presented a variety of delicious events that include cooking demo by expert celebrity chefs - Cristian Broglia, Armando, Antonia Tardi and Manish Mehrotra. Cooking competitions and culinary quiz for students and professionals were also part of the event.
AIMS hold International Round Table Conference on Sustainable Development
International Round Table Conference on Sustainable Development - New Perspectives and Emerging Trends - SDNPET – 2015 was held at AIMS on the 13th & 14th of Feb 2015. The AIMS Centre for Sustainability was also inaugurated on this occasion. Researchers, Industrialists, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Executives and Academicians from the field of Sustainability from different parts of the country and abroad gathered to discuss their research contributions in the area of Sustainability and its implications to Sustainable future. The inaugural ceremony started with a welcome note by the CEO and Principal of AIMS Institutes Dr. Kerron Reddy.
Dr. Kalpana Gopalan, an IAS officer, Chairman of the Karnataka Appelate Tribunal and the Chief Guest on the occasion, in her address to the gathering, took forward the concept of implementing sustainability as a systematic and conscious approach to the daily life style rather than being more of a monotonous approach to life. She gave an overview of the facts and figures concerned with sustainable development and stressed upon the importance of it for the future generation as well.
The keynote address was delivered by Prof. J Srinivasan, Chairman, Divecha Centre for Climate Change. In his insightful address he spoke on various issues concerning Climate Change and global warming and tried to offer simplistic solutions for Climate Change.
Dr. John Clammer, Author and a Social Activist and the Guest of Honor, centered his address .on Sustainable Development Systems. He spoke about the rural development model and its importance in preserving the eco system in the present fast paced developing world.
The multi faceted keynote addresses from management professor, scientists and social activist made the interactions interesting for the gathered audience. The inaugural ended with a vote of thanks by the Manager of the AIMS center for Sustainability Prof. Arun Mudhol.
After the inauguration of the International Round Table Conference on Sustainable Development – New Perspectives and Emerging Trends - SDNPET – 2015 at the hands of Dr Kirron Reddy, there was a special panel discussion on Nuclear Energy management by eminent nuclear scientists like Padmasri Dr. Baldev Raj, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies and Padma vibhushan Mr. V S Rama Murthy, Ex Secretary, Department of Science and Technology. Their deliberations gave the audience an insight into the emerging renewable energy resource like nuclear energy and a perspective from the government as to how this energy sector is being encouraged in the recent past so that it plays an important part in framing an important economic future.
AIMS was awarded Institution of the Year 2014 – 15
AIMS was awarded “Institution of the Year 2014 – 15 for Academic Excellence and Concern for Society” by the International Association of Lions Club, District 317F.
AIMS - Certificate of Achievement
AIMS - Peenya was awarded the certificate of achievement as Runners Up for the Entrepreneurship Week- India 2014.
AIMS Students won GOLD
The students of the B-School programs, Ms. Anagha & Mr. Kaustab, won Gold in the AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools) convention held in Pune.
Inter-collegiate Women's Basket ball Tournament
Bangalore University Inter-collegiate Women's Basket ball Tournament was organized at AIMS on 25th Aug.2014 at 10.00am. The Chief Guest for the event was Mr. Rajan, Former Indian Team Player & Ekalavya Award winner, also Vice President of Karnataka State Basket Ball association. 10 teams representing various colleges under Bangalore University participated in the tournament. The girls of St. Josephs College took the trophy home.
AIMS was awarded “GREAT PLACE TO STUDY”
AIMS was awarded “GREAT PLACE TO STUDY” at the House of Commons and Madam Tussads in London. The event showcased 20 global league Indian Institutes and is the first of its kind international award programme. Each awardee was selected from the audited list of Skill tree based on performances, ratings and overall achievements. Principal & CEO, Dr. Kerron G. Reddy and Director Mr. Gopal Reddy received the award.
Blood donation camp was organized at AIMS
Blood donation camp was organized at AIMS in association with NIMHANS Hospital and LIONS BLOOD BANK - Bangalore. The Camp was inaugurated by Our CEO Dr. Kerron Reddy. 154 units of blood were donated by the students and staff members of the institution.
MBA Programme Director presents a paper in Lithuania, Europe
Dr. Brahm Sharma, Programme Director –MBA delivered a plenary session lecture in an international conference organised by European Interdisciplinary Forum 2014 (EIF2014) and AVADA, “Drivers for progress in the Global society” at Vilnius, Lithuania on 18th June 2014.
The topic of Dr. Sharma’s research paper was “Context Awareness Computing for Competitive Advantage in Private Companies”. The conference was held in the parliament of Lithuania and was attended by Dr. Rimantas Vaitkus, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Jovan Shopovski, President of European Scientific Institute, Macedonia and many prominent professors from several universities across Europe and Russia.
AIMS’ professor presents a paper in IIM, Bangalore
Prof. Vijay Bhasker V, Programme Manager, MBA, AIMS Business School has presented a paper at IIM, Bangalore as a part of the International Conference on “Business Analytics and Intelligence”.
The title of the research paper was “Impact of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - In general and more in particular with Indian Automotive Industry: Growth and Future Perspectives.”
Media Coverage about AIMS Institute’s Collaboration with ALMA Italy
Media Coverage about AIMS Institute’s Collaboration with ALMA Italy – an International School for Italian Cuisine in Vijay Karnataka, Bangalore edition, dated 21st July, 2014.
AIMS COO, Mr. Priyanandan Reddy and Director for Admissions and UG Education, Ms. Roja Reddy, with the ALMA Managing Director, Mr. Riccardo Carelli and Mr. Sunny Menon, MD – 1to1 Business Perspective at ALMA, Italy
For the Italian Media Coverage of the tie up, click here
AIMS-ALMA Tie-Up for Programmes in Italian Cuisine
AIMS and ALMA have singed an MoU at ALMA, Italy recently. This gives a great opportunity for students and alumni of AIMS to learn and master the art of Italian Cuisine apart from learning from the masters of Italian Cuisine.
Under this initiative, you can pursue 3 types of programmes - Bachelor Degree / Diploma / Certificate.
Students pursuing their degree at AIMS (BHM / BA in Hospitality Administration and Event Management) have a great opportunity to earn a Dual Degree with a degree from the respective University in India and an additional degree from ALMA.
Our alumni working in the industry have a great opportunity to earn a Diploma / Certificate in Culinary Arts in Italian Cuisine.
For more information, click here
Our Alumnus at UN-Funded Programme
Swati Bondia who has launched Om Shanti Traders under AEEC’s (AIMS Entrepreneurship Excellence Centre) guidance, has been selected to participate in the UN-funded 'Bottom of the Pyramid Challenge' programme conducted by University of Colombia.
This programme is a part of Government of Colombia’s budget to eradicate the BoP segment of the country. She is among the best 6 participants from across the world and the only one from SAARC nations.
Swati on this occasion said, “I would like to seek our blessings to go ahead and fulfill all my responsibilities towards the society. I am also very happy to share with you I have been acclaimed as a graduate from AIMS in the selection letter. I would like to express my sincere thanks to the AIMS family for making this small dream of 'change' globally recognised, and look forward to your further support in future.”
On behalf of all the stakeholders of AIMS, we wish her all the best for this programme.
Meeting at Swedish Parliament
Mr. Kamal Chomani an AIMS alumnus has addressed a meeting at the Swedish parliment on Tuesday, 27th of May, 2014. A freelance journalist and activist, Mr. Chomani spoke on the major challenges faced by independent journalists in South Kurdistan, his place of domicile. Mr. Chomani was a student of MA English at AIMS during the academic year 2011-13. He was awarded with the department's Best Outgoing Student Award. We offer our warmest congratulations to Mr Chomani and wish him the very best.
Dr. Kerron G Reddy's interview
Dr. Kerron G Reddy's interview was published in Vijaya Karnataka on 7th April 2014.
AIMS - Certificate of Achievement
AIMS - Peenya was awarded the certificate of achievement as Runners Up for the Entrepreneurship Week- India 2014.
Dr. Brahm Sharma - presented a research paper
Dr. Brahm Sharma, Program Director – MBA, presented a research paper in an international conference organised by Madras University and FICCI on 6th and 7th March 2014 in Chennai. The topic of the conference was Retail Franchising – A gateway for Growth.
Dr. Sharma presented the paper titled "Franchise business model FOFOT for sustainable business relationship". Dr. Sharma developed a model which was based upon "Franchisee owned franchisor operated and transferable model (FOFOT) for high technology products and services, retail franchise. The paper was well received by the audience which included several CEOs from corporate houses; academicians form several Universities and B schools.
House Keeping Competition
Students of the Department of Hotel Management of AIMS have won the 1st prize in the House Keeping Competition held at the PESIT- Bangalore.
Awareness Program on Traffic Rules
As a part of the CSR Initiative of AIMS and in collaboration with M/s Vista Cine arts and Bangalore Traffic Police, a half day awareness program on Traffic Rules, consequences of Drunken Driving, drug abuse and legal aspects was organized for the benefit of the students of our Institute on 28.01.2014 at 10.30 am. DCP – Traffic, Mr. Girish was the chief guest on this occasion and Mr. Raju – Circle Inspector – Traffic, Peenya Circle, was the Guest of Honor.
Dr. Radhakrishna Shikshana Ratna National Award
Prof. B. M. Ramamurthy, Asst. Professor and Program Manager, Department of BBM, AIMS, has been conferred with Dr. Radhakrishna Shikshana Ratna National Award on 13th January, 2014 for distinguished contributions to the development of the nation and achieving outstanding excellence in the field of Teaching, Training, Research and Administration by the International Institute for Social and Economic Reforms, Bangalore
Industry visit by MBA Students
A team of 35 1st Semester MBA (BU) students had the opportunity to Visit BOSCH LIMITED. Students were thrilled to witness and understand their Production processes and get an insight into the organizations Values, Responsibilities, Corporate research, Compliance's and Innovative Management Techniques.
Graduation Function of GS ISB AIMS 10K Women Programme
30 Women entrepreneurs of GS ISB AIMS 10K program-Batch-5 graduated on 30th November, 2013 which was held at AIMS Auditorium.
AIMS & Lions Club Health Check-up Campaign for Peenya Traffic Police
AIMS in association with Lions club, Peenya, Dasarahalli, has organised a medical check-up campaign for 80 Traffic Police personnel of Peenya Traffic Police Circle at the Spathagiri Medical College Hospital, Hessarghatta Road.
This programme has been organised by the AIMS Centre for Community Services in association with Lions Club. This campaign was Inaugurated on 25.11.2013 at the Sapthagiri Medical College Hospital wherein Mr. B. Raju, Circle Inspector of Police (Peenya Circle), Prof. Sheri Kurian, Registrar (Admin) AIMS, Mr. B. Ravi, President, Lions Club Dasarahalli, Mr. P G K Nair, Director, IPA Industries, were present at the inaugural ceremony.
AIMS - CIEC Certificate Program in Global Management
Cambridge International Education Centre (CIEC), UK has tied up with AIMS, Bangalore to carry out the following program for Post graduate students pursuing MBA at AIMS, Bangalore.
Students of Semester III MBA at AIMS Business School will be given the opportunity to obtain a “Certificate in Global Management” by attending an augmentation program by Cambridge International Education Centre, Cambridge, UK. The program will be conducted at AIMS campus by faculty from Cambridge University, UK. The augmentation certificate will be jointly issued by AIMS & CIEC, UK.
AIMS - ALMA Italian Delight
The Department of Hospitality & Tourism Studies of AIMS has organized a two day event in association with ALMA, leading culinary Institute and Institutional Partner of AIMS based in Italy. Chef Bruno Ruffini, master chef from ALMA- Italy, and Mr. Sunny Menon represented the European Institute and made a presentation on the ALMA & AIMS collaboration and its objectives etc. to the students of Hospitality School of AIMS and the students who have participated from other Hotel Management schools on 12.09.2013 the first day at AIMS. ALMA and AIMS jointly hosted a fine dining Luncheon service to the Invitees from the Industry wherein, most authentic Italian delicacies were served. Chef Bruno from ALMA and Chef Nusrath from AIMS had coordinated the entire production and service of the Italian dishes for the same.
AIMS hosted 3 day Workshop on 'Live Life Curriculum' for Students
Higher Education Minister R. V. Deshpande inaugurated a 3 day workshop on a unique 'Live Life Curriculum' organized for the students of AIMS. The Executive Director of Express Network Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Siddhart Sonthalia was the guest of Honor for the occasion. Mr. Deshpande lauded the effort of AIMS and New India Express in this initiative. The objective of the Live Life curriculum is to empower the students to live life to their fullest in the context of love, joy and happiness. The workshop is conducted by Dr. Kannan Gireesh, noted psychiatrist and CEO of the Live Life Foundation.
AIMS hosting 1 day Workshop on Business Plan & Entrepreneurship for Students
An IIT Mumbai e-cell and Nurture Talent Academy event, Pre- Eureka Road to enterprise, one day workshop is being held at AIMS campus on 13th September, 2013 from 9am to 5pm. The fees per head is Rs. 650. Certificate of participation from NTA and e-Cell IIT Bombay will be given. In addition, there is an opportunity to get selected for the final B-Plan contest to be held at IIT Mumbai. Both PG & UG students are eligible to participate.
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Prof. Duane from NEU (USA) visits AIMS Campus
Prof. Duane a Professor of Management from North Eastern University visited AIMS campus and delivered a guest lecture to the MBA 2013 batch students.
Prof. Duane is a alumnus of Boston University, Business School, which is one of the top ten ranked B School in the world and has held Director level positions in companies such as Bozell, Carvel corporation, Sure fire, and had worked with several top level brands. Prof Duane is a cross cultural trainer and conducts training program for companies such as Bank of America, John Deere, Novo Nordisk, Caterpillar etc. He was earlier Professor at Boston University, Business School.
Prof. Duane delivered his lecture on Marketing and cross cultural issues with real examples. His lecture was very well received by the students and the faculty present. He gave several examples and made the lecture very interactive giving insight on the topic. Students really enjoyed the lecture and were keen to learn from Prof. Duane and asked several questions and also had one to one interaction after the lecture.
Prof. Ramesh Raj Ayer and Ms. Anagha discussed with Duane an association with NEU on several areas which he promised to take forward. Prof. Duane intends to bring the students from NEU to AIMS campus when he visits India next year.
AIMS Research Center recognized by University of Mysore
AIMS Centre for Advanced Research has been recognized as a Research Centre by the University of Mysore to undertake research work leading to PhD Studies in Management, Commerce and English disciplines.
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Students from University of Albany, USA, visit AIMS
As an initiative to encourage cross-cultural knowledge exchange, AIMS had hosted 9 students from University of Albany, New York, USA along with CEO of Global Citizens for Sustainable development on campus on 13th July, 2013. The under graduate students of AIMS accompanied the visiting delegates on a campus tour and had a free exchange of ideas with them regarding the education system at AIMS and in India.
The visiting delegates had a formal session where Ms. Roja Reddy, Director – Admissions, briefed about AIMS as an institution and its commitment towards quality education and international outlook. Dr. Brahm Sharma, Director – MBA, delivered a talk on Indian Economy highlighting India's achievement as nation and road ahead to become economic super power. Ms. Olga D'Costa, Faculty – Department of Tourism, gave a very interesting talk on 'Incredible India' highlighting India's festivals and cities.
The American students enjoyed tasting the delicious Indian cuisine and expressed their desire to visit AIMS again in the future.
UG Academic Inauguration Program 2013
AIMS welcomes the 1st year students of the BBM, BCA, B.Com and BHM programs to the UG Academic Inauguration Program – 2013 on 13th July at 10am. The Chief Guest - Dr. R. Natarajan, Ex-Chairman, AICTE and the Guest of Honor, Mr. Ajneesh Venugopalan, Manager, Wipro Technologies will inaugurate the program.
The top academic performers of the higher semesters of the UG programs will be awarded scholarships during this event.
AIMS PG Student Scholarships 2013
AIMS awarded Scholarships for PG Students who are Topper in Academic Performance and Best Outgoing Student.
AIMS UG Student Scholarships 2013
AIMS awarded Scholarships for UG Students who are Topper in Academic Performance and Best Outgoing Student.
AIMS Student Achievement
Mr. Akshay Grover, student of 2nd semester MBA-BU has been honored by awarding a scholarship for his contribution to AIMS Entrepreneurship Excellence Centre by bringing new networks like IIMA Confluence, IIT, Mumbai etc. He is actively pursuing his Entrepreneurial ambition of developing product in social sector.
AIMS Student Achievement
Bauribandhu Mohapatra & Gujarat National Law University Award for Community Service, 2012
Honorable Mention - Miss. Swati Bondia, a BBM student from Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences, Karnataka
AIMS awarded by Global Human Resource Development Centre (GHRDC)
AIMS honoured by IAB
IAB (Indian Association for the Blind) honored AIMS with the "OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD" in recognition of the contributions made by the Institution to the society, especially for the empowerment of persons with visual challenges.
Knowledge and Cultural Exchange between Japan and India
AIMS was host to a group of faculty members and students from the University of Shimane, Japan as a part of a Cultural and Intellectual exchange program.
The Japanese entourage was treated to a traditional Indian Welcome followed by knowledge and cultural exchanges between the students and professors of both the Institutions. Cultural programs were presented by the students of both the countries.
AIMS wins NEN E-Week India 2013 runner-up Award
AIMS - Peenya has won NEN Entrepreneurship Week India-2013 Champion runner-up award. The Champions and Runners-Up form an elite group of institutes, doing extraordinary work in creating India's new and future entrepreneurs. AIMS has won the same award in e-week 2012 also.
AIMS Student Achievement
We congratulate Swati Bondia final year BBM student on securing 2nd position in the event ANTYODAYA, which had 25 participants. The event was held on 5th January, 2013 at Intaglio, "The International Business Summit" of IIM-CALCUTTA.
AIMS Student Achievement
BBM Student won Idea Students Award
We congratulate Swati Bondia final year BBM student for winning Idea Students Award under the category of "Entrepreneurship for the commendable Social contributions & Achievements" of her venture Om Shanti Traders.
AIMS - BIGCOM Round Table Conference November 2012
Round Table Conference on Corporate Governance & Compliance
Jointly organized by:
BIGCOM (An initiative of LASSIB SOCIETY, Hyderabad)
Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences, Bangalore (AIMS)
The objective of the Round Table Conference is to identify best practices and evolve benchmark standards for governance and compliance in the corporate sector. The specific areas to be covered are:
Captains of the industry including CEO's, CFO's, Management Consultants, Legal Counsels, Auditors and Company Secretary will participate in the Round Table Conference.
The Round Table Conference held on Saturday, 3rd November 2012 in the Dominion Hall, Hotel Le Meridien, Sankey Road, Bangalore.
10K Women Programme : Batch-3 Graduation Day
24 cohorts of Batch-3 of GS ISB AIMS 10K program, graduated on 29th September, 2012. With the graduation of this batch, 700 cohorts have completed the 10K program in India. We congratulate the winners of top 4 business Plans:
Sonali Gaddam, the youngest entrepreneur (23 years old) to win PRIYADARSHINI AWARD - 2012, Founder & CEO at V'Spell Consultancy was present at our campus on 26th September, 2012. She addressed about 40 students of AEEC Intensive Mentoring about her journey. Our COO Priyanadan honored her by presenting a memento.
She runs a company which helps fresher's as well experienced persons to prepare CV and also help in placements. She also shared tips about how to prepare a good and effective CV which helps in opening of the first door for placements.
AIMS Students Achievement
MCA students participated in the Inter-collegiate fest organized by Presidency College. The winners are :
MCA students also participated in the Inter-collegiate fest organized by Christ College. The winners are :
MCA final semester results announced. 100% of the students passed out with distinction. Jovi Jose D'silva Salvador scored the highest with 98% followed by Anjali Nair with 97% and Kamal Kishore Prasad with 96%.
BBM Student selected for Gold Nib Collegepreneur Award Nominations
Swati Bondia, 5th Sem BBM student's entry has been selected for the round one of Gold Nib Collegepreneur Award Nominations. If she achieves 300+ Likes on her post on Facebook she will move to second round. This information has also been posted on Gold Nib Fellowship Facebook page.
AIMS Students participated in Inter-Collegiate Fest at MLA College for Women
BCA students participated in the inter-collegiate fest – Eclesia held at MLA College for Women and won the prizes
Graduation Function of GS ISB AIMS 10K Women Program
The graduation function of GS ISB AIMS 10K program (Batch-3) will be held at 11.30 am on 29th September, 2012, at AIMS auditorium. Prof. K. Kumar former Chairman of NSRCEL, & Prof of Entrepreneurship, IIM-Bangalore has consented to be the Chief Guest.
Mr. Geetha Krishnan Director-Executive Education- ISB, Hyderabad will be the guest of honour. Ms. Mahita Fernandez cohort of GS ISB AIMS 10K Program first batch and owner of Gambolla, first children's club, will be the special guest of honour.
BBM Student appointed as National Campus Ambassador by Nurture Talent Academy
Ms. Swati Bondia final year BBM student has been appointed as the National Campus Ambassador Starpreneur 2012-13 by Nurture talent academy- India's first training Institute for Entrepreneurs.
Bangalore University Chess Inter - Collegiate Tournament
AIMS hosted the Bangalore University Inter – Collegiate Chess tournament in its campus from 16th - 18th August 2012. 75 colleges and 272 students from the various affiliated colleges of Bangalore University participated in the same.
The tournament was inaugurated by Lt. Gen. Sampath Kumar and Mr. Vasanth, Member secretary of Bangalore Chess Association. The top 10 winners were awarded certificates.
Alumni Meet 2012
The 10th Alumni Meet was held at the AIMS campus. The alumni of MBA, MCA, MTTM, MSW, MA and PGP Programs participated and exchanged their views with the current batch of students.
A panel discussion on 'Impact of Globalization on Indian Corporate – Paradigm hit' was held for the benefit of the audience. The resource persons for the discussion were Mr. Ramakrishnan, President and CEO, Mandate Chips and circuits Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Purushottaman K- Senior Bus. Mgr, Metlife India, Mr. Sunny Nishanth, Officer-purchase, Jacobs Infra Pvt. Ltd.
PG Graduation Day 2012
The Graduation day for the PG students was held on 15th August, 2012. Dr. Ravikumar, Professor, IIM-B, Mr. Sridhar Mokhasi, CEO, e-sutra services and Sri. B. M. Reddy, President of JMJ Education Society, graced the occasion. The graduating students of the MBA, MCA, MTTM, MSW, MA and PGP Programs attended the function.. The meritorious students were felicitated with certificates and cash awards.
AEEC Director invited by FKCCI
Prof. K. Ranganathan, Director - AEEC, has been invited to serve as a member of Women Entrepreneurs Committee - FKCCI for the year 2012 - 13.
AIMS hosting Confluence 2012
We are proud to announce that our college has been selected as the Zonal City Host partner of the Confluence 2012 - An international Business Summit of IIM Ahmedabad and Nurture Talent Academy.
This event is being hosted during 4-5 October, 2012 at AIMS, Peenya.
The details of the event are posted under AEEC
GS ISB AIMS 10K Alumni - Achievement
The liberating Goa-based brand, Nirvana, is now online. Sneha Bhandare, Batch - 2 Cohort of GS ISB AIMS 10K Women entrepreneurs Development Program, is the co-owner of Nirvana Brand T-Shirts.
Some of the sparkling accomplishments :
Currently Nirvana has its own showroom in prime MG Road in Panjim, Goa. Nirvana is also strengthening its innovation pipeline and product range. They went online on 1st July with about 30 designs. Plans are on for increasing the product portfolio to become a head-to-toe cult brand.
10k Women Program : New Batches launching in 2013
AIMS is launching batch 4 and 5 of Goldman Sachs- ISB - AIMS 10K Women Entrepreneurs Development Program in 2013. For details
10k Women Program : Batch-3
19 Days- Three module Batch-3 of GS ISB AIMS 10K women Entrepreneurs development program commenced on 2nd July, 2012. Twenty four cohorts are attending the program and they will graduate on 29th September, 2012.
International Conference in association with IACBE
10k Women Program : Batch-3 commences from 2nd July
Batch-3 of GS ISB AIMS 10k women entrepreneurs development program - Module 1, commences from 2nd July, 2012. 26 cohorts have been selected to attend this batch.