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ETH Chairman and Computer scientist Dr. Vijay P Bhatkar has been appointed chairman of the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Technology [IIT] Delhi. The announcement of his appointment was made by the office of the President of India.
SIVA Group has been awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Certification by BUREAU VERITAS - an accredited body of United Kingdom Accreditation Services [UKAS] – for having implemented best practices in Information Security processes and systems. With this, SIVA Group joins an elite group of companies having this distinguished certification. In India, only 545 companies are ISO 27001 certified as per International Register of ISMS Certificates.
Managing a business project is like going on a diet. You set a target and a timeline to achieve it. You chalk out a daily plan and measure your progress on a calendar. Soon, the initial vigor starts to fade and you begin slacking. Before you know, it’s an uninspired effort gaining neither confidence nor result. No wonder then that only a few succeed.
As a part of ETH mission of transforming school education by leveraging benefits of ICT in learning, teaching, administration, governance and collaboration, Digital Campus, an integrated ERP solution of ETH in collaboration with Next Education is all set for nationwide launch.
ETH is engaging the Ministry of Education, Government of Maharashtra to implement a policy framework on ‘ICT for School Transformation’. Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Chairman of ETH and Shri Rajendra Darda, Minster of School Education in the Maharashtra government recently held discussions on the roadmap for implementing such a policy framework. This was followed by the visit of Smt. Fauzia Khan, State Minister for School Education, to the ETH Research Lab during which she was apprised of the comprehensive education solutions offered by ETH.
Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Chairman of ETH [also the Chairman of e-governance for the states of Maharashtra and Goa] is championing the use of Internet in education sector and across all public services. He indicated that availability of IT-based services in local/regional languages will be the key to large-scale public usage and acceptance similar to that of mobile phones and electronic voting machines, while speaking at an event recently organized by TEDx Nagpur. Known for building India’s first supercomputer series, Dr. Bhatkar – who is also a Padmashri awardee – is sure about India’s resurgence in education and technological dominance in the 21st century.
Students aspiring to become entrepreneurs moved a step closer to realizing their dreams at the grand finale of the fifth edition of GENESIS 2011 – IIT Madras’s annual social business plan competition for upcoming entrepreneurs.
Ten teams, comprising students from premier educational institutes in India and abroad, are gearing up to showcase their pioneering socio-business projects at the finals of GENESIS 2011 scheduled for August 27th & 28th.
In an interview, SIVA Group veteran and chief executive officer V. Srinivasan talks about the group’s varied interests, including its next big thing—energy—and offers a glimpse into plans for the foods business.