Tuesday, December 4, 2018

IBS Mumbai announces its Management Education Scope in India: Continues Successful Placements for Batch of 2019

Mumbai- November 29, 2018: ICFAI Business School, Mumbai has emerged as a top preference of those aspiring for a programme in Management and is rated among the best B-Schools in India, IBS Mumbai.
Distinguished for its perfect mix of knowledge and skills, IBS Mumbai prepares students for corporate careers. It provides state-of-the-art infrastructure at its expansive and beautiful campus of over one lakh square feet in the elite neighbourhood of Hiranandani Gardens Powai, Mumbai.
Over 50% of the group’s international placements happen at IBS Mumbai.  The IBS Mumbai Career Management Centre has a strong industry network and leads other B-Schools in placing its students in Insurance, BFSI, IT & ITES, Media and Entertainment, Digital Marketing, and other sectors.
Aiming at developing future leadership and global excellence, IBS Mumbai encourages students to share experiences, solve problems, take decisions, work in teams, take up live projects and organise events, develop entrepreneurial orientation and act as practicing managers while they study.
The two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) has the best curriculum, course content and pedagogy.    Matching the learning needs and styles of the New-Age Student, IBS Mumbai provides student-friendly and futuristic learning platforms.
IBS Mumbai’s competent Faculty engage students in participative learning by blending technology in teaching. This enables the students to become specialists across functional areas and adapt to dynamic work environments.
“Students at IBS Mumbai learn to take critical decisions based on business considerations and ethical implications. This deepens the understanding of the key functional areas and strategic dimensions of management” says Prof. Y.K Bhushan Senior Advisor and Campus Head, IBS Mumbai.
“The placement team which brings new job profiles every year at IBS Mumbai is complemented by strong Academic Coordination, by offering electives such as Analytics, Insurance and Digital Marketing to prepare them for promising careers in these areas”, added Dr Pritee Saxena, Dy.Campus Head and Director, Placements, IBS Mumbai
The unique Summer Internship Programme gives the students a taste of corporate working life and exposes them to the rigor of a professional environment.  Students also work on live projects for corporates, which exposes them to various corporate practices well before they start their careers.
“Two Global Immersions Teams separately visited Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, France and Netherlands to understand world class business operations by visiting organisations like Airbus, Audi, BMW and also networked by International B-Schools such as Essec Business School in Paris.  Visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Rhine Waterfall in Zurich helped them appreciate the beauty of the world through European heritage and culture” said Prof Hemant Purandare, Dean, Academics, IBS Mumbai
‘The Centre for Language Development”, a new learning facility at IBS Mumbai gives every student an opportunity to be proficient in English and strengthen their verbal ability.
IBS Mumbai is a leader in designing innovative Management Development Programmes for the industry some of which were –‘‘HR Analytics’ and ‘Labour Law Reforms’, said Dr Rita Rangnekar, Dean, Institution Building, IBS Mumbai
In April 2018,   IBS Mumbai hosted three International Conferences, 1st International HR Conference –
  • HR In Search of an Identity- Changing Business Models: Inroads made by Technology;
  • 2nd International Conference on Finance and Economics Issues and Implications in Corporate Consolidation
  • 3rd International Conference on Marketing – Refocusing Marketing- Issues, Trends and Challenges. International Speakers and Delegates.
IBS Mumbai has 23 student clubs which enable students to harness their leadership potential through fests, seminars and competitions. The IBS Mumbai Student Council  has organised a 5K Run with the theme- ‘Swasth Bharat’ at  Hiranandani,  Powai, in which corporates, students, residents and IBS alumni will run for the cause of health and well-being. Konflux the Annual Fest, continues to be a landmark event among B-School Fests.  ‘Kautilya’, the student driven Finance Club, functions like a mini-organisation with three verticals and its own mock-stock.
The IBS Mumbai Library:  “Sumantra Ghoshal Learning Centre”, with over 35519 books, journals, databases, films, digital resources and a plush reading lounge, providing an excellent environment for intellectual development.
The IBS Mumbai Campus is abuzz with Principals’ Meets and Faculty Development Programmes as well as health camps and social service drives. The IBS Mumbai Alumni meet regularly at Knowledge Sharing Programmes and Meets.    To continue its success story, IBS Mumbai now enthusiastically looks forward to bringing in the Batch of 2021.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Truefitt & Hill - World’s oldest luxe barbershop from London comes to Koregaon Park

  • First outlet in Pune
  • Total 19 outlets in India
Pune: 29th November, 2018: Having groomed the Monarchs of Great Britain for 200 years through nine consecutive reigns, Truefitt & Hill (T&H) continues the legacy by bringing their sophistication to the most prestigious address in Pune, Koregaon Park. The uber millennial of KP can now dedicate a day to themselves for all their grooming needs as T&H brings their world renowned grooming services along with its first spa service in the city of Pune.
Brought to India by the Lloyds Luxuries Ltd., which has acquired the Master Franchise License for not just India but also Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar and Vietnam, the venture looks promising.
Started by Krishna Gupta & Istayak Ansari in 2013, Lloyds Luxuries Ltd aims at creating an atmosphere of total relaxation and ultimate comfort for their male guests. Through this, they wish to encourage grooming for men greatness. “Our aim is that the customer should ultimately feel revitalized and renewed when it’s time to leave. We don’t just offer a service; we offer an experience. Grooming yourself is a daily necessity, we provide you with the most luxurious atmosphere and highly skilled barbers and staff to turn that into a luxurious experience. The highlight of our Pune store is Spa services which we have recently introduced at some of our stores and will add in more of our future stores”, says Krishna Gupta.
The store at Koregaon Park is spread over 2000 sq. ft., with Retail Section, a Royal suite, Barbering section, Pedicure suite, Foot Spa suite and two Massage rooms. Offering a quintessential feel with its classy interiors in mahogany wood adding chic blue wallpaper creating a contrast, makes for a complete relaxing environment.
Truefitt & Hill worldwide is in 12 countries including India and present in cities: London, Canberra, Baku, Toronto, Beijing, Shanghai, Salmiya, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Chicago, Washington and Indian Cities.
Speaking on the occasion, Istayak Ansari said “We currently have 19 operating stores across India in 11 Cities. We have 7 Truefitt & Hill stores in Mumbai, 3 in Bengaluru and one each in New Delhi, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur,  Kolkata, Chandigarh, Chennai & now in  Pune.  We are also opening our first International store in Dhaka, Bangladesh in affluent neighbourhood of Gulshan Avenue.”
About Truefitt & Hill
The prestigious history of Truefitt & Hill began in 1805 during the reign of H.M. King George III. Since then, the clientele has included members of the male like of the Royal Family, as well as members of visiting Royal households. Their barbers hold Royal Warrant to H.R.H., The Duke of Edinburgh. It has provided discerning gentleman with the finest grooming products and services. The elite clientele also include the Business leaders, Members of Parliament, Ambassadors and Diplomats and visiting Dignitaries. Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Lord Byron, Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill, Alfred Hitchcock and Laurence Olivier are few of their renowned clients. Apart from London T&H, they now have the luxe barber shop in Chicago, Toronto, Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Baku, Canberra, Beijing, Seoul.
Superior and distinct services offered by Truefitt and Hill are The Royal Shave and Haircut, Classic Shave and Haircut, other hair treatments, Royal manicure & pedicure, head massage, facials, etc. and offer complimentary valet service, Wi-Fi, refreshments with every visit.
They also have an exclusive VIP Room called Royal Suite for that special engagement, business meeting, or simply just to relax and unwind!
Truefitt & Hill Koregaon Park

Address: 5, Galaxy Garden, North Main Road, Koregaon Park (Next to Starbucks), Pune

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Oliver Sanderson Executive Search have successfully assisted in the appointment of Angela Williams the new People Director for British Airways
Natasha Makhijani, Group CEO of Oliver Sanderson worked closely with Alex Cruz, the CEO of British Airways to assist in the search and selection for the role of People Director, a Board Level position.
“This was a fantastic opportunity for Oliver Sanderson, I am so privileged to have worked with Alex on this assignment and delighted that Angela Williams was selected” said Makhijani.
“We can’t always go to market with the appointments we have made, however, we asked special permission on this significant hire, Angela is someone of tremendous caliber” continued Makhijani.
“When Natasha approached me, I was delighted she facilitated the connection with Alex and the BA team: she’s tenacious and ensured communication channels were open at all times. I am delighted to have taken up this role and six months on I am enjoying contributing to the British Airways strategy and story for the future” said Angela Williams, Director of People, British Airways.
Oliver Sanderson Group PLC was formed in 2011 by Natasha Makhijani, from a one bedroomed flat to where it is today, an Executive Search & Selection firm with a Global presence. Oliver Sanderson recruits in the interim and permanent arena across Board level to Senior leadership from HR, Comms, Finance, Operations, Procurement, Commercial, Marketing, Digital, IT, Strategy & Business Transformation, with expansion plans include more sectors being added in 2019.
British Airways is the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size, or the second largest, behind easyJet, when measured by passengers carried. The airline is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.
More information can be found on www.oliversanderson.com alternatively, please
Contact Ash Daswani for more information on press@oliversanderson.com.

ALLEN Career Institute launches study center in Pune

  • Two New Study Centers launched in Pune
  • Students of Maharashtra will get India’s highest result producing academic system from the session 2019-20

ALLEN Career Institute, Kota is a trendsetter in the field of coaching for IIT-JEE & Pre-Medical and it has several records in its name. With the legacy of 30 years and trust of more than 9.25 lac students taught in classroom courses so far, today ALLEN is the most-refined learning platform with the strength of 6900+ team members and 22 study centers across India. Adding to the pan India presence with 23rd study center, ALLEN has expanded in Maharashtra State by launching two study centers in Pune. First Study center is located At A&T House, 1205/01/10, NanaSaheb DeshPande Path, Near Apte Road, Off Jangli Maharaj Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune 411004. The second center is situated at Multi Planet, 711/C, Shankar Sheth Road, Opp. Kumar Pacific Mall, Pune 411002.

During the launch, Sh. C. R. Chaudhary, Senior Vice President, ALLEN Career Institute said, “Students of Pune and surrounding areas, who are aspiring for success in reputed entrance exams like IIT-JEE, NEET-UG, AIIMS, NTSE & Olympiads, will surely get an advantage as well as students of class 8, 9, 10, will also be empowered with stronger foundation through our classroom courses commencing from April 2019.”

Sh. Chaudhary added “There will be an adaption of Kota coaching system at ALLEN Pune center so that the students could be benefitted by the same and could produce great results in engineering and medical entrance examinations”. He further added that this year, more than 1.58 Lac students took admission in classroom courses at ALLEN, including 96,000 at Kota alone, which is a testimony of the top level trust on ALLEN courses among science students across India.

The meritorious students will be given “ALLEN Sharp” Scholarship. The scholarship exam will be held on 16th December. Sh. Tushar Parekh (Vice President, ALLEN Career Institute), Sh. Pankaj Agarwal (Vice President, ALLEN Career Institute), Sh. Pankaj Birla (Vice President, ALLEN Career Institute), Sh. Yogesh Malav (Core Team Member Pre Medical Division) and Sh. Mohit Chorasiya (Core Team Member Pre Medical Division) and other senior faculties from Allen were present during the inaugural ceremony of the Pune centers.

ALLEN has proven its supremacy with the historical and unique record by producing 7 Times All India Rank 1 in Pre-Medical (AIPMT/NEET) and IIT-JEE (Advanced) from its yearlong classroom courses. The classroom course students of ALLEN have proven their strength through the results by securing All India Rank 1 in both IIT-JEE (Advanced) and NEET (UG) in the year 2014, obtaining All India Rank 1, 2 & 3 in both IIT-JEE (Advanced) and NEET (UG) in the year 2016 and in the year 2017 bagging All India Ranks 1 to 10 in AIIMS, which was recognised by Limca Book of World Records.

While in the year 2018 students of ALLEN secured 9 ranks in Top 10 in AIIMS, 30 ranks in Top 100 AIR in JEE (Advanced) and 55 ranks in Top 100 in NEET. Total 81230 ALLEN students qualified cut off of NEET, which is the highest in India.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

GoAir's 13th Anniversary Offer: Up to 13 Lakh seats on sale at Rs 1,313 (all-inclusive)

§   Up to 13 Lakh seats on sale at Rs 1,313 (all-inclusive) across all sectors
§   Booking period – 05th November, 2018 to 18th November, 2018
§   Travel period – 05th November, 2018 to 04th November, 2019
§   On GoAir’s 13th Anniversary, travel all year round
§   Offer available on first-come-first-serve basis

Pune, November 05, 2018: To celebrate its thirteen successful years, GoAir, the fastest growing LCC in the world, today announced its 13th anniversary special low fare offer to thank its customers. GoAir is offering its customers a 13 day special sale across all sectors with ticket starting as low as Rs 1,313 (all-inclusive) for the travel period from 05th Nov, 2018 to 04th Nov, 2019.

These tickets are on-sale for purchase from 05th November, 2018 and available until 18th November, 2018. This offer is available across all routes that GoAir operates.

GoAir has initiated this exclusive offer to give their customers a value for money and enhanced customer satisfaction.

Commenting on the occasion, Cornelis Vrieswijk, CEO, GoAir said, “We are proud to celebrate over decade of service excellence and to commemorate these successful years in the domestic skies,  we are offering 13 lakh seats across our network with special low fare offer. This milestone would not have been possible without the loyalty and support of millions of guests who have chosen to fly with us.”

This offer is available exclusively across GoAir networks (GoAir website, GoAir ticketing counters, GoAir Call Centre and travel agents). Booking period will be from – 05th November, 2018 to 18th November, 2018 for the travel period from 05th November, 2018 to 04th November, 2019. This offer is not valid on infant bookings. Group discount is not applicable on this offer and this offer cannot be clubbed with any other on-going promotional offer. Fares are subjected to Standard Cancellation & Rebooking policy applies. GoAir reserves the right to cancel / modify / substitute / alter any aspect of this offer either partly or entirely, at its sole discretion without reason or prior notice. For other terms and conditions and limitations of liability applicable as per 'Citizen's Charter' displayed on www.goair.in  For any other conditions applicable; please review at the time of booking.

About GoAir

GoAir, an aviation foray of the Wadia Group, operates as a low cost carrier model that demands cost leadership, operational efficiency and reliability. GoAir currently operates across 23 domestic and 02 international destinations, with a fleet of 41 aircraft, compromising of Airbus A320 and Airbus A320neo. GoAir is committed to providing travellers a value for money proposition through highest standards of customer service delivery and affordable air fares. The airline is committed to provide secure and efficient transportation at all times with attention to essential details whilst strengthening its position of ‘The Smart People’s Airline’.  With a wide array of services being made available to enhance the travel experience for economy and business travelers alike, GoAir ensures it lives up to its theme of ‘Fly Smart’. GoAir connects over 1500 weekly flights and approximately 2,000 plus connections weekly.

Digit Insurance Crosses 1mn Customers

Bangalore, INDIA, November 09, 2018 – Digit Insurance—a new age insurance company which aims to “Make Insurance Simple” today announced that they have crossed 1mn customers within 1st year of their business.

An important aspect of growth so far that helped Digit Insurance achieve this customer milestone has been the super-fast and easy claims settlement across all products. Digit’s claim process is completely paperless:

  • 100% of travel flight delay claims are automated and are settled via customers’ smartphone
  • Digit is also the first company to launch Advance Cash facility. 85% people opt for advance cash during mobile claims.
Commenting on the achievement, Digit’s Chairman, Kamesh Goyal said, “Digit’s mission from the very beginning is constant ‘Simplifying Insurance’. In order to achieve this, we have made the claims process completely digital so that its fast and provides seamless customer experience. Additionally, we have reduced the documentation process and de-jargonized the language so that it’s easy to understand for our customers.”

Talking about the company’s focus, Kamesh Goyal, Chairman, Digit Insurance said, “Our focus in the coming years would be on customer experience. In the coming quarter we will be launching video calls for better customer experience. Alongside, we will also be empowering our partners to do business real time by creating multiple-technology solutions.”

Digit started its operations in Oct 2017 and have expanded their distribution through their direct channel partners including e-commerce giants like Amazon, Flipkart, Cleartrip and offline players like Tanishq from the house of Tata. They also have 1500 strategic partners including agents, brokers and dealers. They had been recently featured in the Linkedin Top 25 Startups India and featured in CB Insights top 250 fastest growing fintech companies globally 2018. 

About Digit:
Digit is a new-age General Insurance company started by Kamesh Goyal, and backed by Fairfax Group, one of the largest financial services groups in the world. With a mission to ‘Make Insurance, Simple’, Digit is reimagining products and redesigning processes to provide simple and transparent insurance solutions that matter to consumers. Digit is building a technology driven platform that can offer customized products at reduced cost and provide a great customer service. They recently raised $44 million from Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Holdings. With the second round of investment Digit’s total funding amounts to $94 million.
Headquartered in Bangalore, Digit has successfully partnered with some of the leading companies, PayTM, Cleartrip, Sterling Holidays, SOTC, Policy Bazaar & Tanishq with unique products.
Digit started with a capital base of around 350 cr which is one of the highest that any insurance company has started with.  It is also one of the fastest to market, having launched products across 3 categories (Motor, Travel, Personal accessories). Digit Insurance has been ranked #5 as the most attractive startups to work for in India by Linkedin in 2018 and featured in CB Insights top 250 fastest growing fintech companies globally 2018. 
For more information please write to mediarelations@godigit.com

Friday, November 2, 2018

Edify International School celebrated World Animal Day

The Edify International School Hinjewadi Pune celebrated World Animal Welfare day, The early years’ students of Nursery, Prep 1, Prep 2 and Grade 1, presented their very first in-house production “The Grass is greener on the other side” a play with animals as various characters.
It portrayed a wish to see and experience, the city life by the jungle residents but eventually coming back to the place they belonged.  The little toddlers were excited to showcase their talent as the play was a part of week-long animal welfare activities to celebrate World animal welfare day.
“The main motive of celebrating Animal welfare Day is to create awareness about animal protection among the children. It’s our duty to make our upcoming generation to understand the importance of Animals and Animal protection methods for the betterment of nation”, said Ms Priya Anand, Head of School
‘In order to protect the environment, we need to protect our wildlife animals which are already on the edge of Existence. A functional ecosystem with essential biodiversity cannot be possible if we failed to protect wildlife. There are lots of chemicals taken from animal bodies to derive medicines for many diseases. So, protecting animals is our duty’
The facilitators worked with the young learners to present this beautiful endeavour. The PYP Coordinator Ms Shefali Tewary opened the event by suggesting to students, various methods for animal protection like volunteering for animal shelters, feeding birds using herbal methods rather than chemical for conserving the environment.
Ms Priya Anand reiterated the importance of conservation of the environment by taking action towards species of birds and animals which are on the verge of extinction.
We at EISP believe that showcasing the talent at the tender age gives an immense boost to the personality development of children as well as fostering responsibility.
Media Contact– Aspire PR & Strategies Pvt Ltd. Shekhar Wagh, 9967348414/9689966141, 020 24488778

IBS Mumbai announces its Management Education Scope in India: Continues Successful Placements for Batch of 2019

Mumbai- November 29, 2018 : ICFAI Business School, Mumbai has emerged as a top preference of those aspiring for a programme in Management ...