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hello everybody, Well as the celebrations on campus on account of Praxis Business School’s victory over IIMC seems to subside (it feels gr8 to have overcome them with utmost ease in the ET quiz held at the Xavier’s audi; especially after the …

hello everybody,

Well as the celebrations on campus on account of Praxis Business School's victory over IIMC seems to subside (it feels gr8 to have overcome them with utmost ease in the ET quiz held at the Xavier's audi; especially after the last few results in quizzes and debates where teams form IIMC managed to edge us out at the very last minute), we get back to our regular schedule. so to start with, we had presentations in consumer behaviour (for PGP-II) students where students in groups of five came out with the implications of Martin Fishben's model of 'muti-attribute attitude' for the respective brands that they were assigned with. the best part in praxis is to sit through these presentations which clearly reflect the kind of effort that the faculty puts in during the classes (Mr. Anindra Halder in this case) ...the presentations and the discussions that followed helped us seek clarity on a model that seems to be critical in attaining juris-prudence while judging consumer behaviour...and to folllow it, we have the much awaited class from Dr. Samal (adjunct faculty of XIMB), who continues to amaze us with his grasp on topics related to accounting (Finanacial & Cost and Management), Business and Company Law and now Economic Legislation (Income Tax). and the class always has to be on its toe for his surprise quizzes can really surprise students not just on the timing front but also on the depth of understanding that the questions seek.

oh yes....by the way, we have a business quiz scheduled this evening by none other than the ones who orchestrated our vistory in the ET quiz (Saurav Jalan and Sahill Shaha)...and the very nature of Praxis and the students of not resting on the laurels shall make it sure that we have such host of events to gear our quizzers and debaters for the much coveted tag of 'Champions' in the BT Acumen (incidentally the debating team of IIMC managed to just edge us out during the regional finals of 2007-08;so unfinished business still lurks on that front!).

cheers!

Hi Everybody

Life at praxis rocks ..........Work hard and Party harder is the motto........

Btw Praxis beating IIM C is no mean achievement .........we are really proud of our guys (Saurav and Sahill)

Cheers !!!!

hey everyone....,

sorry but was not able to update you all with the latest happenings in Praxis because of the real tight schedules that we had courtesy the visits from some of the eminent corporate to our campus to teach us some of our electives. the courses for various subjects in Praxis gets designed by these corporate who understand the latest requirements of the market, and they are the ones who actively interact with us while we traverse through the nitty-gritty of each of these subjects. worth mentioning would be the complete real life cases and scenarios that gets discussed in the process, augmenting our theoretical learning.

Saturday:

Saturday afternoon unfolded with a session from Mr. Agnimitra Biswas from IBM, who is the lead faculty designated for the course on Software Project Management . He took us through issues that may surround a Software Project Manager in a global delivery environment and ways to address the mentioned issues. the class paid rapt attention as he spell-bound us with his style of delivery and the content of the discussion .the day ended with him conducting a quiz which tested us on the applications of Software Project Management methodologies in various real life scenarios.

Brief profile of Mr. Agnimitra Biswas:
Has over fourteen years of work experience in PwC Consulting and IBM, involving program and project management, software quality management, IT strategy consulting and implementation of application software. At IBM India Ltd, he is an Executive Project Manager at the Kolkata Global Delivery Center. He is a certified Project Management Professional from PMI and leads the Project Management Center of Excellence at IBM India Kolkata location.Agni's interest area also includes eGovernance and other application of Information and Communication Technology.
Sunday (Morning to Afternoon):
It was an early start to the day, with the much anticipated class from
Mr. Atanu Ghosh lined up from 9a.m. to 4p.m.
Brief Profile of Mr. Atanu Ghosh:
B.E- Electrical (Jadavpur University); PGDM (IIM- B)

Has been an Associate Partner/ Director (SAP Practice) with IBM India. He is currently Head of SAP Consulting Services, Nevaeh Technology Pvt. Ltd., a recently set-up business and IT consulting company. In the 15 years of his career, Atanu has been involved in delivering business and SAP solutions in sectors like iron and steel, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail and textiles for clients like Tata Steel, Essar Steel, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Arvind Mills, Titan, Becton Dickinson, etc. He has also managed and serviced several international projects and clients including British Petroleum (UK), British Gas (UK), Ericsson (Sweden), Shell (UK), Lenovo (China). He is a management consultant of international repute and his contribution to SAP practice has been acknowledged in national and international press by various industry leaders. He also enjoys being an avid photographer with various publications in international photographic journals.


Atanu Sir conducts our classes on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), a domain that is increasingly becoming important to master for the future managers. Atanu Sir happened to take us through four sessions .These sessions dealt with on issues such as- how to gauge client's requirements and needs with regards to an ERP solution, how to understand the needs better and how to manage relationships in case of Off-shore ERP projects. he also led us through ways in which a proposal from a consultant to a client needs to be articulated and project management methodologies that apply to an ERP implementation project

and now came the best part of the day:.....the class got divided into 5 groups of eight members each. out of these five groups, two groups were assigned the role of a client (one is a steel company, the other happens to be a retail chain) and the remanining three groups were assigned the role of a consultant. now the consultants are required to frame proposals for the client companies after having convinced them about the need of an ERP system. the consultant's grades would depend on the clients evaluation of their offering and the client teams would in turn be evaluated by a board of professors who evaluate the parameters and fairness of evaluation on part of a client. We have been given two weeks for the same after which the workshop would be held. personally, am having a gala time, as i am into a client team and am utilizing the opportunity to boss over some of my pals who have got into the consulting teams!!
Sunday (Late Afternoon to Evening):

This is what the wanna be retailers & marketers in Praxis, so very eagerly wait for! A class by
K. Dasaratharaman B.E- Mechanical (IIT Madras), PGBM (IIM A)
President, Speciality Businesses, Spencer's Retail Retail Strategy Area

who conducts our classes in Retail Management. His brief profile is given below:
K. Dasaratharaman
B.E- Mechanical (IIT Madras), PGBM (IIM A)
President, Speciality Businesses, Spencer's Retail Retail Strategy Area

Has 16 years of marketing and sales experience at ITC. Later, he headed Music World, was involved in running a start up business at Sify and was briefly involved with Heinz India. After a short stint at South Asia breweries, he joined Spencer's Retail as President, specialty businesses, and is responsible for charting the progress of Music World, Books & Beyond, RPG Cellucom besides evaluating and entering new verticals as appropriate.


Dash, as we fondly call him took us through various aspects of managing a retail store. in the next two hours we discussed cases on McDonald's successful foray into the Indian Market and Nanz's failure in doing the same. Dash has this uncanny ability to enrapture the students in the class with his delivery style, content and sense of humour!). having done with the cases, he briefly took us through some examples on Store Economics, Positioning, and so on.

at eight in the evening, after having been done with our discussion on Retail Strategy, we decided to request him to narrate us his experience of framing strategies towards what he termed as the
BINGO segment, while being associated with ITC (a name with which the stickiness factor on part of ITC has still remained as many years after, ITC decided to name their offerings in the snacks and chips segment with the term that was originally coined by Dash). and gauging the intensity of the class, he had no option but to relent to our request. the next one and a half hour was a treat for all the students as he narrated us his experience of trying to convert the bidi-smokers (The Bingos!) into cigarette smokers, how he succeeded in his attempt, only to be failed by the regulations that cropped up four years hence (courtesy the 'Bidi Lobby' in the parliament )!

We finally wrapped up the day at about 9.30 p.m., content and satiated with another eventful Sunday!

The TQM students though, sorely missed the absence of
Mr. Rajeev Singhal , the Chief of Marketing and Sales, Long products, Tata Steel, who had some professional commitments to honour and hence had to postpone his classes till the next Sunday!
Brief profiles of the PermanantFaculty members of Praxis Business School:

The faculty team at Praxis consists of core full-time faculty as well as visiting faculty from XLRI, Jamshedpur. In addition, there is a significant participation of the industry in the form of guest lectures. The choice of the faculty members includes a blend of industry and academics thus reflecting the philosophy of Praxis.





Srinivas Govindrajan
B.Com (Utkal), PGDM (IIM Ahmedabad)
Marketing



Has worked with the Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar from 1989 to 2005 and was Director, IBAT School of Management from 2005 to 2006 before joining Praxis Business School as Dean. He has been closely associated with the placement of XIM and has coordinated with several external agencies, government institutions and other donors and funding agencies during his tenure. His teams work on innovative methods of revenue collection mechanisms in rural areas has been incorporated in the Electricity Act, 2003 and has been appreciated by leading development banks, including the World Bank. He has worked in the industry for six years and this includes stints at PricewaterhouseCoopers and MAA Bozell. He has been a visiting faculty at XLRI, Jamshedpur since 1995 and is currently an Adjunct Faculty at XLRI in addition to being Dean at Praxis. His teaching interests include brand management and sales & distribution management. His classes create an atmosphere that encourages energetic discussion and debate.





Charanpreet Singh
B.Tech (IIT Kanpur), MBA (University of Iowa)
Information Technology and Strategic Management



Has been a part of the corporate world for 20 years and has a rich experience in industries as varied as Cryogenics, Steel, International Trade, Consulting and IT with organizations such as British Oxygen, Tata Steel, PwC and Compaq-HP. At HP he was Country Manager, Marketing for SMB when he decided to switch to his first passion, academics, and embarked on a mission to set up a Business School of the highest quality in the country. A winner of the Chevening Scholarship for Young Managers awarded by the British Government, he has strong professional interests in the areas of information technology and business communication. He has taught at the Business School at the University of Iowa and has been a visiting faculty at some of the prominent management institutes in the country. He brings with him a good blend of real-world industry experience and academic insight and, while his courses are rooted in academic theory and fundamentals, they never let the student lose sight of the real business value of each concept.





Dr. Prithwis Mukerjee
B.Tech (IIT Kharagpur), M.S., Ph.D. (University of Texas at Dallas)
Head - Research; Information Technology



Has a rich experience of 18 years in the Consulting and Software business. Has worked in Tata Steel, Tata Information Systems Limited, PricewaterhouseCoopers where he became a Partner and subsequently became head of the IBM Global Delivery Centre in Calcutta when the consulting division of PwC was acquired by IBM globally. He has published three papers in refereed international journals as well as a book that interprets Vedanta in terms of genetics and computer programming. His areas of interest are Classical Systems Engineering as well as the emerging paradigms of Web 2.0. He has his own website at http://www.yantrajaal.com and through his avatar Calcutta Cyclone maintains a presence in the virtual world of Second Life, a domain in which he is widely recognized as a thought-leader. He retains his links with his alma mater as a visiting professor at the Vinod Gupta School of Management at IIT, Kharagpur.





Anindra Kumar Haldar
B.Tech (IIT Kharagpur), PGDM (IIM Calcutta)
Marketing



Has 19 years of rich experience in industry, civil services and academics. He has worked in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in international marketing. He served in The Indian Railways as an officer in the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) managing the safety aspects of an entire division. He has been teaching for the last 11 years and has introduced new programs and set up new institutes. Prior to joining Praxis he was Head, Department of Management Studies, NIT, Durgapur. He is pursuing a PhD in the area of service quality for the postal services of India Post. He has published research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and presented papers at international conferences. He has conducted MDPs and in-company training programs for leading companies. His area of interest is marketing and he delivers courses in marketing management, marketing research, consumer behaviour, business-to-business marketing among others.





Dr. Manaswee Kumar Samal
M.Com, F.C.A., DISA(ICA), Ph.D.(UU)
Finance



Has been a full-time faculty at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar from 2000 to 2003 and is a visiting faculty there now. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. His doctoral research is on Corporate Accounting & Disclosure Practices. He has rendered consulting to Government of Orissa on infrastructure projects and state PSU restructuring, to POSCO-India on port project and to many national and international donor agencies on developmental projects. He has conducted MDPs for middle and senior level executives of leading organisations. At present, he is Director, Centurion School of Rural Enterprise Management (CSREM), Orissa. As a trustee, he is involved in setting up a B-school named ORETUS. He has been training commercial tax officers of CTD, Govt. of Orissa, on VAT Audit skills. He is also involved in designing and executing a training programme under CSR of Vedanta.





Prof. Amit Parakh
B.Com (Hons.), ACA, CS, PGDM (IIM Ahmedabad)
Finance



Has worked extensively in the banking and equity research areas before entering academics. He has been manager with Structured Products Group, ICICI Bank, where he played a key role in carrying out valuation assignments, building credit rating models and structuring transactions. In the credit research space, his sector specialization was infrastructure and FMCG. He has also been an equity research analyst with JP Morgan where he was involved in building valuation models and financial analysis of Indian IT Services companies. He specializes in the financial sector, takes active interest in capital markets and specifically, likes to get involved in valuation assignments. Amit is seeking charter from the CFA Institute, USA, having cleared the CFA program. He conducts workshops on corporate finance, asset valuation and financial analysis.





Malabika Chatterjee
BA (Hons), PGDPM & IR (XLRI Jamshedpur)
OB, HRM & Business Communication



Has over 20 years of rich and varied industry experience in leadership roles in HR in banking, consumer products and software industry in Kolkata. Her last corporate assignment was as the Head HR, Kolkata Operations of Cognizant Technology Solutions. She has been teaching in various MBA institutes and offering consulting and training services to leading corporates. She has presented papers at corporate seminars organized by The Institute of International Research, UK, on Retention Practices in the Telecom Industry and on Measuring Emotional Intelligence at the workplace. She has enjoyed significant success in setting up organizations in the software services domain - developing and operationalizing HR strategies including shared values/culture, behavior, structure, systems, competencies/skills, policies and processes. She enjoys teaching, interacting with and counseling young people.





Ajay Majumdar
B.E(Mech), PGDIE (NITIE Mumbai)
Production and HRM



Has been a part of the corporate world for 30 years working with reputed organizations like Tata Motors, Hindustan Motors, Bata India and ABP Group in various functional areas like general management, human resource management and productivity services. He was the HR Head of ABP Group and has been an independent consultant in the same area providing HR support to various private and public sector undertakings. He has been a visiting faculty at various esteemed B-schools including XLRI, Jamshedpur. His areas of interest include productivity studies, operations management, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, leadership development and team building. He has participated in the turnaround strategy initiatives of and worked as a team member with McKinsey & Co to facilitate change management programs for corporate sectors.
Profiles of Visiting Faculty to Praxis Business School:

Abir Banerjee
B.E. - Electrics and Telecom Engg (Bengal Engg College, Calcutta University)

Has been a part of the corporate world for 14 years and has a rich IT experience in areas as varied as data communications, information security, converged voice -video-data infrastructure, building data centres, information lifecycle management etc. He has worked with organizations like ICIM (ICL), Data craft, IBM, Compaq and HP. At HP, he is the Country focal for infrastructure solutions for manufacturing vertical, the lead security architect and the business development manager for data centre solutions. He has been part of some of the most path breaking projects in the country in core banking and manufacturing industries. He brings with him enormous real-world experience and academic insights that help establish a strong rapport with students.

Agnimitra Biswas
B.Tech Electronics and Communication (IIT Kharagpur); PGDM (IIM-C)

Has over fourteen years of work experience in PwC Consulting and IBM, involving program and project management, software quality management, IT strategy consulting and implementation of application software. At IBM India Ltd, he is an Executive Project Manager at the Kolkata Global Delivery Center. He is a certified Project Management Professional from PMI and leads the Project Management Center of Excellence at IBM India Kolkata location.Agnis interest area also includes eGovernance and other application of Information and Communication Technology.

Atanu Ghosh
B.E- Electrical (Jadavpur University); PGDM (IIM- B)

Has been an Associate Partner/ Director (SAP Practice) with IBM India. He is currently Head of SAP Consulting Services, Nevaeh Technology Pvt. Ltd., a recently set-up business and IT consulting company. In the 15 years of his career, Atanu has been involved in delivering business and SAP solutions in sectors like iron and steel, manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail and textiles for clients like Tata Steel, Essar Steel, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Arvind Mills, Titan, Becton Dickinson, etc. He has also managed and serviced several international projects and clients including British Petroleum (UK), British Gas (UK), Ericsson (Sweden), Shell (UK), Lenovo (China). He is a management consultant of international repute and his contribution to SAP practice has been acknowledged in national and international press by various industry leaders. He also enjoys being an avid photographer with various publications in international photographic journals.

Barun Lala
B.E. - Civil Engg (Jadavpur University), PGDCA (RCC, Jadavpur University)

Has 20 years of experience in the IT industry wherein he has worked with organizations like IDM Ltd, Wipro Infotech Ltd, Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq Computers & Hewlett-Packard India Ltd. He has handled various responsibilities and worked as Sr. Systems Engineer for CAD/CAM/GIS Applications in IDM Ltd, Area Support Manager, Industry Manager Utilities Segment and Regional Sales Manager Finance in Wipro Infotech Ltd, Enterprise Sales Manager in Digital Equipment Corporation & served as the Location Head Eastern Region for Compaq Computers. Presently, he is serving as Country Manager Manufacturing & Distribution Industries in Hewlett Packard for the Technology Solutions Group. He is associated with CII for Social Development Activities. He enjoys his interaction with student community and his association with management schools.

Gautam Jatia
PGDMB ( IIM-C), ICWAI

Has a rich, decade long work-experience in retail management and real-estate especially in the area of mall management. He is presently the C.E.O. of Starmark, Kolkatas leading leisure retail chain promoted by the Emami Group. He has been closely associated with mall projects such as Emami Market and South City Mall. He has also played an important role in the growth and expansion of Landmark, the Chennai based book and music chain.

K. Dasaratharaman
B.E- Mechanical (IIT Madras), PGBM (IIM A)
President, Speciality Businesses, Spencers Retail Retail Strategy Area

Has 16 years of marketing and sales experience at ITC. Later, he headed Music World, was involved in running a start up business at Sify and was briefly involved with Heinz India. After a short stint at South Asia breweries, he joined Spencers Retail as President, specialty businesses, and is responsible for charting the progress of Music World, Books & Beyond, RPG Cellucom besides evaluating and entering new verticals as appropriate.

Manish Singhal
B.E. (Mech), MITS; PGDM (Finance), XIMB; Fellow (Behavioral Sciences), IIMC
Organizational Behaviour

An eclectic profile with qualifications in mechanical engineering, financial and general management, organizational behavior and sociology and experience in the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, journalism and yoga. Work experience in chemical plant maintenance, event management, administration, teaching and providing training in holistic personality development and various management functions. Six years of post-MBA experience in the spiritually-oriented service mission of Vivekananda Kendra (H.Qr.: Kanyakumari) as a dedicated selfless social worker has provided the breadth of experience to be able to relate to various human imperfections and encourage the move towards actualizing ones potential.

Nihar Ranjan Ghosh
Masters in Social Works

Has held HR leadership roles in Johnson & Johnson Medical India & Asia Pacific, Alghanim Industries and Human Soft Limited in Kuwait and at Profiles International in Dubai. In the early part of his career, he has also worked at IIM Ahmedabad, National Dairy Development Board, Reliance Industries. Currently, he is the Sr. Vice President Human Resource for the Retail Sector of RPG Group, with responsibility for Spencers Retail Limited, Music World Retail and RPG Cellucom Limited. His critical management and consulting assignments span FMCG, Food Processing, Petrochemical, Retailing, Knowledge Management and Health Care industry. His areas of interest include Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Organization Development and Performance Management. He is also an active trainer and process facilitator.

Pingali Venugopal
Post Graduate and Fellow in Management (IIM Ahmedabad)
Marketing Area

A Post Graduate and Fellow in Management (IIM Ahmedabad) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Currently he is the Dean and Professor in the marketing area at XLRI. He has also been a visiting faculty to the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, Calcutta and Lucknow and the American University of Armenia. Prior to his stint at XLRI, he held managerial positions for 10 years in the marketing divisions of two agribusiness companies. He authored the books on Marketing Channel Management: A Customer Centric Approach, Input Management, The State of the Indian Farmer: A Millennium study and Managing the Sales Force: A Motivational Approach. He has presented papers at the national and international conferences as well as published articles in leading national and international journals. He has also been involved as a consultant with several projects for both the profit and non-profit sectors.

Rajiv Misra
B.E. (Mech. , Roorkee), M.S. (Industrial State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, USA)
Production & Operations Management

He started his career with Ashok Leyland and then moved to Tata-Robins-Fraser (TRF), an Engineer-to-order project organization. In his tenure of twenty years at TRF, he worked in various functions: Manufacturing, Planning, Procurement, HR and IT. He was a Senior Divisional Manager at TRF when he left to join XLRI in June 2005. While at TRF, he was associated with XLRI as a Visiting Faculty. His interests are in the areas of Production Planning, Project Management, Theory of constraints and managing Manufacturing-Supply Chain interfaces.

Sarvesh Kumar
MBA, Marketing
Chief, Agrico Business, Tata Steel
Retail Operations Area

Has been working with Tata Steel for the past 11 years. He has held various marketing and sales positions in the company including that of a brand manager with one of the most successful brands of Tata Steel called Tata Shaktee. He is presently the Chief of Agrico business of the company and is also leading the companys retail initiative in the form of Steel Junction. He is an avid reader and a physical fitness freak.

Suma Damodaran
B.A. (Economics) Madras University, M.A (Economics) Madras University, Fellow (IIM Bangalore)
Economics Area

Dr. Suma Damodaran has been in academics for fifteen years with Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Goa Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and is currently a member of faculty in the economics area at XLRI, Jamshedpur. Her teaching, research and consulting interests lie in the following areas of economics- microeconomics, macroeconomics, managerial economics, industrial economics, management education and issues in economic development.

Uday Damodaran
B.Sc. (Phy), Kerala, M.Stat (SQC∨), ISI, Delhi, Fellow (IIM Bangalore)
Finance Area

He has worked with Tata Consultancy Services, Xaviers Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Goa Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode before joining XLRI in 2005. He teaches courses in corporate finance, investments, project appraisal, finance market architecture and derivatives and risk management. He has also been involved in educational administration as Placement Coordinator at XIMB and GIM and as Chairman-PGP at IIMK.

In addition, there would be a strong panel of visiting faculty drawn from the industry, in line with the Praxis philosophy of maintaining close touch with the industry.

Hey all,
The end-terms in Praxis started today. Just finished my Brand Management exam. The questions, a mix of caselets and application based questions thoroughly tested our internalisation of the concepts taught in class. Another beauty of a question paper churned out by the Dean Govindrajan sir. Sir has this unique ability to surprise students (be it IIM L, XLRI, XIMB or Praxis Business School) with basic questions which require deep understanding of the subject; something that I have personally developed attaining his classes over the last one year! Hope that the marks really depict the effort that the students have put in towards the subject!
Oops, have to go back to studies now..because we have the Economic Legislation end-term staring at us next...(3 hours from now).....and Dr. Samal (fondly labelled the binary professor by the XIMB fellows for the panache with which he destroys students through the questions set during the exam) is for sure to fire his much-feared volleys at us next:shocked:...puys plz pray for me!

Cheers!

Congratulations
Saurav Jalan & Sahill Shaha

You guys have proved your mettle by cracking the Economic Times Business Quiz.

Results:
3rd: Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta
2nd: Praxis Business School, Kolkata
1st: St. Xaviers-Kolkata

When are we celebrating???

hey,
projects and case studies in integrated marketing communication, strategy management, commercial banking.....the list is endless..phew! am just being kept really busy and no time to kickass!! but the beauty remains the kind of stuff that's being taught in these subjects by some very capable ppl....IMC by Prof. D.P. ghosh who's also taking the same course in IIMC, Strategy by Debashish Ghosh and Shubhom from Delloite, Commercial Banking by Vikas Maheshwari....I know profs that u teach quality stuff..bt spare some time for us little kids to play and have fun and frolic...!anyways gotta go back to work..cya!

We had a lecture by Mr. Abir Banerjee (Country Manager-Business Development, Hewlett Packard) on data communication yesterday... Session was very informative and it developed my interest in a subject like "IT"! ( no pun intended )

Hi puys,

The official thread for admissions-2010-12 is open....please visit the following link for more details:
http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/praxis-business-school-kolkata-admission-queries2010-2012-25045404/1707905

Cheers!

Hi Budhaditya,

It's great to see that courses designed here at Praxis involves corporate's themselves, which makes elite b-school in India different from others. My question is are these faculty that serious about delievery of the course on time, and at proper interval. Last night, I was talking to a friend who's also a MBA from ICFAI Hyderabad and he was of the point that teaching is not the area of corporates due to their tight schedule and lack of experience in the teaching world.

Thanks
Rakesh

Hi Budhaditya,

It's great to see that courses designed here at Praxis involves corporate's themselves, which makes elite b-school in India different from others. My question is are these faculty that serious about delievery of the course on time, and at proper interval. Last night, I was talking to a friend who's also a MBA from ICFAI Hyderabad and he was of the point that teaching is not the area of corporates due to their tight schedule and lack of experience in the teaching world.

Thanks
Rakesh


Hi Rakesh,
It is good that you raised that question...well corporates can be a bit fidgety when it comes to teaching in a b-school...but for that matter, our academic council is very serious about the involvement and the competence of the concerned corporate involved in staging lectures here in Praxis...we, as students are required to provide feedback about the concerned corporate after the first or the second session (latest), and depending on the feedback, a corporate gets an extension or is dispensed with..Believe me, people like Barun Lala, Rajeev Singhal, Atanu Ghosh, Dash..and the like are some of the better teachers that we have had in our entire academic life...and haven't had any exceptions to the brilliance that corporates bring in to our classrooms...!Depends a great deal on the judgement of the academic council.... and they have done pretty well so far!

Cheers!

Hi Budhaditya.

Is it true that if majority of you aren't comfortable with the faculty you get a change, thats amazing. One more query I have interest in the area of finance, but I find very few subjects being offered in that area and what I understand after talking to one first batch student that I have to take subject from other area also. Also what I came to know is that under area of concentration Praxis offers Risk and Treasury, but for the first batch treasury never happened; how is the scene this year, is it being offered and if yes who is going to take it.

Thanks
Rakesh

Hello,

We had a corporate visit by Mr. Mr. Natish Nair (Co founder: Ad Magnet, CEO: Interactive Avenues, IIM-C & BITS-Mesra)

on

"Business Models on Internet" (30 oct, 2009) - a very interesting session where we could take back how to use internet for business.

Regards,
---
PRAHLAD AGARWAL

Hey friend,

What's the matter, no reply.

Hi Budhaditya.

Is it true that if majority of you aren't comfortable with the faculty you get a change, thats amazing. One more query I have interest in the area of finance, but I find very few subjects being offered in that area and what I understand after talking to one first batch student that I have to take subject from other area also. Also what I came to know is that under area of concentration Praxis offers Risk and Treasury, but for the first batch treasury never happened; how is the scene this year, is it being offered and if yes who is going to take it.

Thanks
Rakesh


Hi Rakesh,

Sorry for the long delay.. Its been a hectic week and hardly had time to log in! The placements are about to begin by Dec. so, everyday we are having aptitude tests over and above the regular projects.

Now to your question about specializations: In the second year, each trimester there would be 4 subjects offered in Finance, marketing, HR, systems n ops. Of these 12 subjects, a student needs to select any 7 subjects. If you are interested in finance, then you may take up all the 4 finance subjects and for the other 3- choose from marketing or any other stream. As for the area of concentration in treasury, it is definately being offered this term and it is being taken by Mr Pritam Kundu.

Best of luck for your CAT.