61st Filmfare Awards

The 61st Filmfare Awards were presented on January 15, 2016 in Mumbai. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical romance drama swept up nine awards, including best actor (male), best director, best film, besides awards in technical categories. ‘Piku’, Shoojit Sircar’s adorable feature about the connection between motions and emotions, came a close second with five awards. The list of prominent winners in different categories is as follows:

Best Actor (Male) Ranveer Singh – BajiraoMastani Best Actor (Female): Deepika Padukone – Piku Best Film: Bajirao Mastani Best Film (Critics): Piku

Best Male Actor (Critics): Amitabh Bachchan – Piku Best Female Actor (Critics) : Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds ManuBeturns

Best Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad – Talvar Best Background Score: Anupam Roy – Piku Best Story; Vijayendra Prasad – BajrangiBhaijaan Best Screenplay: Juhi Chaturvedi – Piku Best Dialogue: Himanshu Sharma – Tanu WedsManuBeturns Best Debut Actor (Female) : Bhoomi Pednekar – Dum Taga Ke Haisha

Best Debut Actor (Male): Sooraj Pancholi – Hero Lifetime Achievement Award: Moushumi Chatter jee


AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2016

WINNERS

 

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia clinched his 6th
Australian Open men’s singles title defeating Andy Murray
of Great Britain in Melbourne on January 31, 2016.

He became the first man in the Open Era to win six \ Australian Open titles. He bagged his 11th Grand Slam.

India-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza (R) and Martina Hingis
won Women’s Doubles crown defeating
Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.

Jamie Murray (Britain) (R) & Bruno Soares (Brazil)
beat Daniel Nestor (Canada) &

Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) in Men’s Doubles.

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT )


The eleventh IIM of the country began functioning from its temporary campus at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli after its inauguration on January 4, 2011. Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli is mentored by IIM Bangalore. The classes of the first batch of students began on June 15, 2011.

The former SEBI chairman, Mr. M. Damodaran heads the Board of Governors, while IIM-C faculty, Dr. Prafulla Y. Agnihotri has been appointed Director of IIM-Trichy.

The permanent campus for IIM Tiruchirappalli or IIM Trichy, will be on 172 acres of land between Bharathidasan University and Anna University of Technology on the Trichy- Pudukottai highway, 17 km south-east of the city centre and 12 km from Tiruchirapalli International Airport.

IIM-Trichy offers a two-year full-time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM). Its main objective is to develop young men and women into competent professional managers, capable of working in any sector of organised activity, proceeding leadership and achieving excellence in performance while contributing to the welfare of the larger society. Though IIM-Trichy was to be started in 2010 along with three other new IIMs in Rohtak, Ranchi and Raipur, respectively, it is the first among the four to get started with a full-time director and 12 highly qualified and experienced full-time faculty members chosen out of over 400 applicants from the country and abroad.

Its Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is a full-time, residential Doctoral programme. The FPM at IIM-Trichy is globaly recognised, and is a premier source of rigorous and inter-disciplinary research in all areas of business management and public policy. The programme is committed to training individuals who will excel in their areas of research through creation of quality knowledge of international standards. FPM students will specialise in the following disciplines: Finance and Accounting; Marketing; Economics; Quantitative Techniques and Operations Management. The mission of the FPM at IIM-Trichy is to provide rigorous, world-class, inter­disciplinary training in all areas of business management and public policy that will equip students with the ability to conduct cutting-edge research; to create group of committed and qualified individuals to greate new knowledge in all areas of business management and public policy.

 

Dr. Prafulla Y. Agnihotri is the founder Director of IIM Tiruchirappalli,

Tamil Nadu. Before taking over the current position, he was a Professor in Marketing group at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.

Dr. Agnihotri holds a Master’s Degree in Management Studies (M.M.S.) and Ph.D. in International Marketing Strategy area from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies,

Mumbai. He has over 10 years of industry—in sales, marketing and training—and over 16 years of experience in academics. Dr. Agnihotri teaches courses in Marketing Management, International Marketing, Services Marketing and Strategic Brand Management. His major research interests are in Brand/Marketing Audit, International Marketing Strategy anct Global Competitiveness areas. Currently, he is researching on the role of home country government in promoting the global competitiveness of the firms emerging from that country.

Dr. Agnihotri is a Visiting Faculty with Euromed, Marseille Provence (an EQUIS Certified B-School), and CERAM, Sophia Antipolis, France and teaches the courses of Marketing, International Business and International HRM to their MBA students. He has over 20 research papers published in several reputed journals and magazines at national and international levels.

Besides, the Institute also offers a three-year part-time Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM).

The PGPBM programme is one of the flagship programmes of the Institute, and was launched in 2012 for working executives in and around Chennai, who aspire to move into senior leadership roles. The prestigious Institute plans to launch a full-time programme in Manufacturing Management soon in collaboration with IIT Bombay. A Centre for Education Management is also on the cards. The institute has launched a new Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management at its Chennai Centre. The PGP-HRM, commenced from July 2014, caters to the needs of waiting professionals.