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Debate around IIM-A dorms' demolition underscores irony of emphasising heritage while ignoring history
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Debate around IIM-A dorms' demolition underscores irony of emphasising heritage while ignoring history

If the dormitory blocks at IIM-A are conserved, that would be beautiful. But when will we restore the professional understanding of our roles and responsibilities as architects in shaping the professional and public realm – its intellectual, political, and aesthetic (philosophical) dimensions and discourses?

Ahead of Donald Trump visit, over 160 academicians, activists and students from Gujarat write open letter against 'fascist alliance'
India

Ahead of Donald Trump visit, over 160 academicians, activists and students from Gujarat write open letter against 'fascist alliance'

US president Donald Trump will arrive in Ahmedabad on 24 February and will take part along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an event, christened 'Namaste Trump', in the newly-constructed Motera stadium in Ahmedabad

Stiff competition, high employee costs lead to financial stress in MTNL, BSNL, but no proposal to shut down state-run units: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Business

Stiff competition, high employee costs lead to financial stress in MTNL, BSNL, but no proposal to shut down state-run units: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Employee cost of BSNL is 75.06% and MTNL is 87.15% of their total income, while for private telecom companies varies between 2.9 to 5%

Alumni appalled by IIM-A's rejection of 'quota' in FPM course, call it 'violation of law' and against spirit of 'social justice'
India

Alumni appalled by IIM-A's rejection of 'quota' in FPM course, call it 'violation of law' and against spirit of 'social justice'

The plea, filed by the Global IIM Alumni Network, sought to further a case for “social justice” in education by advocating that IIM-Ahmedabad, like its sister institutions in Lucknow and Bengaluru, apportion a fixed number of seats for applicants from SC, ST and OBC categories.

IIM-Ahmedabad sets aside $25 mn for startups under Bharat Inclusion Initiative; lists four focus areas
Business

IIM-Ahmedabad sets aside $25 mn for startups under Bharat Inclusion Initiative; lists four focus areas

It will invest in seed and pre-series-A startups through a dedicated Bharat Inclusion Seed Fund - which announced its initial closing at $7.5 million and is expected to make a final close at $15 million by July

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, family visit Sabarmati Ashram and Akshardham Temple in Gujarat
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, family visit Sabarmati Ashram and Akshardham Temple in Gujarat

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said heterogeneous societies are the new reality and the biggest challenge is to understand how differences can become a source of strength — "something that India and Canada have done fairly well" and "can do better"

Flipkart comes down heavily on poor performers, to give pink slips to 1,000 employees
Business

Flipkart comes down heavily on poor performers, to give pink slips to 1,000 employees

In a statement, the company said that employees who do not make progress, despite being put on a performance improvement plan must seek other avenues where their skills can be better utilised.

Flipkart defers joining date of recruits, IIM-A wants job guarantee from co
Business

Flipkart defers joining date of recruits, IIM-A wants job guarantee from co

E-commerce giant Flipkart is now facing the heat from the Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad after it deferred the joining dates from June to December due to a restructuring exercise for the 18 students it hired, reported The Economic Times.

No shortage of employment for grads from A-list B-Schools, say officials
Business

No shortage of employment for grads from A-list B-Schools, say officials

Time and again surveys are done on the efficacy of engineering, B-School graduates and they throw up almost the same results – dismal performance of students, colleges and their unemployability.

IIM-A makes three courses expensive, redesigns curriculum
India

IIM-A makes three courses expensive, redesigns curriculum

Courses whose fees have been hiked include Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), PGP-Agri Business Management (PGP-ABM) and PGP for Executives (PGPX).

Creative thinker: What Arvind Subramanian's former employer thinks of him
Biztech

Creative thinker: What Arvind Subramanian's former employer thinks of him

Oxford-educated Subramanian is an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad and St Stephen's College, Delhi

SimplEye: Now smartphones are accessible to visually challenged too
Startups

SimplEye: Now smartphones are accessible to visually challenged too

Kriyate Design Solutions, a Delhi-based startup founded in 2012, has developed an app, SimplEye, to help bridge this gap between smartphones and the visually impaired, using sound, vibration and tactile accessories.<br />

IIM-A, Harvard to give 4-week leadership lessons to I-T officials
India

IIM-A, Harvard to give 4-week leadership lessons to I-T officials

IIM-A has tied up with US-based HBS to offer a four-week executive education course for senior officials of India's I-T Department.

Rate your MLAs and MPs on this website
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Rate your MLAs and MPs on this website

Upset about the condition of roads in your area or the hawker menace on the footpaths? You will now be able to rate your MLAs, MPs and miscellaneous government

 IIM-A to review army officer selection process
India

IIM-A to review army officer selection process

The study would recommend changes to shorten the procedure for enhancing the number of candidates to be tried for selection.

 IIM-A wins educational innovation award of Rs one crore
India

IIM-A wins educational innovation award of Rs one crore

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, was today awarded a sum of Rs one crore for their ready-to-scale project 'Education Innovation Bank' .

IIM-A creamier of the creamiest B-schools
India

IIM-A creamier of the creamiest B-schools

Although IIM-A pipped other B-Schools in the country, IIM-B is closing the gap, said the CNBC-TV18 exclusive study on B-School rankings.