Monday, December 16, 2013

LIRC Annual Feedback - 2013

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

IITs are no more than 'glorified' engineering colleges: UGC Chairman

IITs are no more than 'glorified' engineering colleges: UGC Chairman

The University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman, Dr Ved Prakash has said that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are no more than “glorified engineering colleges”.
Dr Prakash while emphasizing upon the importance of universities, said he was miffed at not receiving any research proposals for Singh-Obama initiative from the universities and the same had to be awarded to an IIT.
Thr UGC Chairman said since universities were not coming forward so the initiative had to be awarded to IIT (“IITs ko majboori mein dena pada”) for execution in the wake of country's “prestige”.
“IIT, Kya hai IIT. (What are IITs?). Glorified engineering colleges. University aur IIT mein zameen aasman ka antar hai (University and IITs are poles apart),” Prakash said.
He was all praise for Union Government’s ambitious Rs 22,000 crore project Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) and said Punjab stood to gain hugely from it. “I am sure you are going to pick up a major chunk,” he said.
Prakash said that Universities were far more important than IITs. Universities had a higher intake of students, reported Indian Express

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Free Webcast on How Librarians are raising researcher's reputations

Presenters:
Chris Erdmann, Head Librarian, John G. Wolbach Library and Information Resource Center, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 
Chris is a published author in the areas of digital libraries, library UX, interactive technologies, bibliometrics and data visualization.
Heather Chisholm, Programme Manager for Collaboration and Student Centric Streams,Information Technology and Service Department, Imperial College London
Heather works on platforms that support collaboration and Web 2.0 technologies, and her interests range from semantic technology and data science to mobile apps.
Wouter Gerritsma, Subject Librarian - Plant Sciences, Wageningen UR (University and Research Centre) Library
Wouter is responsible for research support at the library, including research assessments on the basis of bibliometric analyses for all of the university's research units.
Topics:
  • Establishing researchers' identity and authority
  • Sharing and collaborating remotely
  • Collecting, annotating and storing bibliographies
  • Developing international visibility
  • Applying academic networks and profiles, such as Mendeley, ORCID and Scopus
Format:
Registration is required for this live 50-minute webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the panelists questions. Questions for the panel can be submitted in advance during the registration process. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, health sciences, corporate and government librarians.

Author Workshop with Keith Lambert

AUTHOR WORKSHOP WITH PUBLISHER KEITH LAMBERT

To better understand the publishing process for scientific journals, SFIT LIRC had hosted an  Author Workshop with the renowned publisher - Keith Lambert on September 11, 2013 between 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Students of M.E. Part 1 and Part 2 and senior faculty members attended the workshop, making the total count of participants to 56.

Keith Lambert is an Elsevier Publisher for Mechanical Engineering Journals. Prior to joining Elsevier in 2009, he has more than 30 years experience in both book and journal publishing across many scientific disciplines. As part of the company’s continuing programme providing scientific publishing workshops for early career researchers, Keith Lambert has hosted similar events for future authors in the United Kingdom and Germany.
This workshop covered the following topics in depth:
• An introduction to scientific publishing
• The peer review process
• How to write a scientific article
• The impact factor and other quality measure
• Open access
Duration: 
2:00 hours

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Book Review: The Facebook Effect

The Facebook Effect

by DAVID KIRKPATRICK,
NEW YORK/RANDOM HOUSE/2010
From the title, it suggests on what is the book about, a familiar term "Facebook", the site we usually login at least once in a day.
The story-line revolves around how Facebook evolved from a Harvard dorm room experiment to a successful company having almost a billion of active users, the struggles of keeping the company stable, about its competitors, about its strategies, failures etc. It makes us realize that nothing is achieved without pure hardwork, determination and a focused way to reach your goal. It also shows Mark Zuckerberg's ability to handle the company well, make it financially viable without compromising on the quality of the product, to remain steady despite failures, believing in the concept of the company and make it so successful.
Also, it gives opinions of Facebook by its investors, stakeholders, management team etc. and gives an insight about the lives of people involved in making Facebook what it is today.
Reviewed by Manan Meghani - FE 6

Monday, August 19, 2013

UoP initiates new online MCQ exam

20-mark test to speed up evaluation

UoP initiates new online MCQ exam

Results of digital test will be made available immediately, ensuring more transparency

As part of a newly-introduced credit system, management students of University of Pune (UoP)-affiliated colleges will now have to take a multiple choice question-based (MCQ) online examination of 20 marks for every subject taught in their courses. 

This move by the varsity is expected to increase evaluation speed and bring transparency into the proceedings. Students will be able to see their scores immediately after finishing the examination, and a student will also get a second attempt in the next semester, in case of failure. 

Dr E B Khedkar, Dean, Faculty of Management, UoP and Director, D Y Patil Institute of Management, explained, “Twenty MCQ questions will be asked for 20 marks, which students will have 25 minutes to complete. Considering this year’s academic calendar, we will schedule the first such exam in October.” 

Dr Parag Kalkar, Registrar at the Sinhagad Management Institute (SMI), said, “A special programme will be designed for this. Students will be asked random questions out of a question bank. A buffer time of five minutes will be given since some questions might need calculations to be done,” adding that different machines will have different sets of questions. 

“The exam will be conducted on UoP’s server. While internal assessments are conducted by colleges, one part of the external assessment will be quick, since this online exam will give immediate results,” said Dr Apoorva Palkar, promoter, MERC Institute of Management. Meanwhile, students seem to have welcomed the decision. Vikram Gawde, a first year student of DYPIM, feels it will help in preparations for the semester examination. 

“Although this will be just a 20-mark objective test, I will have to study for it before the final examination. It will give me a clear idea about where I stand and what is important,” he said. Another first year student, Amay Tambe of SMI, spoke about the transparency it will bring. 

He said, “The immediate results will help me find where I went wrong and what I should take care of when I appear for the written examination. In case of the latter, no student is in the mood to go back and refer to the questions they get wrong when the results come out.” UoP’s new credit system has been designed to ensure continuous and comprehensive evaluation. 

In an attempt to aim for international standards, UoP management students will be evaluated on online exams, projects, presentations, internships, journals, class participation etc. Every semester, six subjects will be credited with 100 marks each, out of which 50 marks are reserved for the regular written examination, 30 for the internal assessments and 20 for this online examination.
  Taking it online  

►  20 multiple choice questions
 
►  25 minutes to finish the test 

►  Questions to be randomly generated from a question bank 

►  Results to be out immediately after exam 

►  A student can re-appear for it in the next semester, if s/he fails in the exam

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Book Exhibition at Churchgate

Book Fair at Sunderbai Hall, Churchgate
Dates: 2nd August to 20th August, 2013
Time: 9.45 am to 7.45 pm
Discount: Upto 85% off

Organized by: Ashish Book Centre

Monday, August 5, 2013

New Arrivals - General Reading and Entrepreneurship

GENERAL READING / ENTREPRENEURSHIP


Acc. No.
Author Editor etc
Title volumes edition etc
Publisher
19226 
BAGCHI/ SUBROTO
GO KISS THE WORLD: LIFE LESSONS FOR THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
PENGUIN 
19227 
NIIR BOARD OF CONSULTANTS AND ENGINEERS
OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP WITH PROJECT PROFILES
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19228 
NPCS BOARD OF CONSULTANTS AND ENGINEERS
SELECT AND START YOUR OWN INDUSTRY
NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES 
19229 
NPCS BOARD
HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN?
NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES 
19230 
NIIR BOARD
HOW TO START YOUR OWN EXPORT BUSINESS
NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES 
19231 
NIIR BOARD
PROFITABLE SMALL, COTTAGE AND HOME INDUSTRIES
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19232 
SHARMA/ VINAY M.
BEST BUSINESSES YOU CAN START WITH ALMOST NO COST
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19233 
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS
GROW RICH BY STARTING YOUR OWN BUSNESS
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19234 
MURALIDHARAN/ JAMUNA
FIFTY PROJECTS TO START WITH FIVE LAKHS
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19235 
SHARMA/ VINAY M.
BEST HOME BUSINESSES TO START WITH JUST FIFTY THOUSAND
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19236 
NIIR BOARD
STOP DREAMING: START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19237 
NIIR BOARD
WHAT NO ONE EVER TELLS YOU ABOUT STARTING YOUR BUSINESS: FACILITIES AND PROCEDURES FOR ENTREPRENEURS
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19238 
NIIR BOARD
SECRETS FOR MAKING BIG PROFITS FROM YOUR BUSINESS WITH EXPORT GUIDELINES
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19239 
NIIR BOARD OF CONSULTANTS AND ENGINEERS
SELECTED PROJECTS TO START WITH THIRTY LAKHS
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19240 
NIIR BOARD OF CONSULTANTS AND ENGINEERS
SELECTED PROJECTS TO START WITH FIFTEEN LAKHS
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19241 
NIIR BOARD OF CONSULTANTS AND ENGINEERS
SELECTED PROJECTS TO START WITH THIRTY FIVE LAKHS
ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS PRESS 
19242 
NIIR BOARD
DETAILED PROJECT PROFILES ON SELECTED HI-TECH PROJECTS
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH 
19246 
KIYOSAKI/ ROBERT T.
RICH DAD POOR DAD: WHAT THE RICH TEACH THEIR CHILDREN ABOUT MONEY - THAT THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS DO NOT
PLATA 
19247 
DAGUR/ ARVIND/ MEHRA/ P.S./ GUPTA/ GANGA/ VARDHAN/ SHASHI
GATE 2014: COMPUTER SCIENCE & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
C L MEDIA 
19595 
PIRSIG/ ROBERT M.
ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTOR CYCLE MAINTENANCE
VINTAGE 
19596 
MACHIAVELLI/ NICCOLO/ DONNO/ DANIEL
PRINCE, THE
BANTAM DELL 
19597 
KAWASAKI/ GUY
REALITY CHECK: THE IRREVERENT GUIDE TO OUTSMARTING, OUTMANAGING AND OUTMARKETING YOUR COMPETITION
PORTFOLIO/PENGUIN 
19598 
ALLEN/ DAVID
GETTING THINGS DONE: HOW TO ACHIEVE STRESS-FREE PRODUCTIVITY
PIATKUS 
19599 
FERRISS/ TIMOTHY
FOUR-HOUR WORK WEEK: ESCAPE 9 - 5, LIVE ANYWHERE AND JOIN THE NEW RICH
VERMILION 
19600 
TOLKIEN/ J.R.R.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
HARPERCOLLINS 
19601 
TOLKIEN/ J.R.R.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
HARPERCOLLINS 
19602 
TOLKIEN/ J.R.R.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING
HARPERCOLLINS 
19603 
FOLLETT/ KEN
THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
PAN 
19604 
BRANSON/ RICHARD
LOSING MY VIRGINITY: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
VIRGIN 
19605 
SHTEYNGART/ GARY
SUPER SAD TRUE LOVE STORY
GRANTA 
19606 
YERGIN/ DANIEL
THE PRIZE: THE EPIC QUEST FOR OIL, MONEY AND POWER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER 
19607 
DIAMOND/ JARED
GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL: A SHORT HISTORY OF EVERYBODY FOR THE LAST 13,000 YEARS
VINTAGE 
19608 
COLLINS/ JIM
GOOD TO GREAT: WHY SOME COMPANIES MAKE THE LEAP AND OTHERS DON'T
RANDOM HOUSE BUSINESS BOOKS 
19609 
GLEICK/ JAMES
THE INFORMATION: A HISTORY, ATHEORY, A FLOOD
FOURTH ESTATE 
19610 
KIM/ W. CHAN/ MAUBORGNE/ RENEE
BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: HOWTO CREATE UNCONTROLLED MARKET SPACE AND MAKE THE COMPETITION IRRELEVANT
HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL 
19611 
COLE/ TEJU
OPEN CITY
FABER AND FABER 
19612 
COULSON-THOMAS/ COLIN
THE KNOWLEDGE ENTREPRENEUR: HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN CREATE, MANAGE AND PROFIT FROM INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
KOGAN PAGE 
19613 
DRUCKER/ PETER F.
INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: PRACTICE AND PRINCIPLES
ELSEVIER 
19614 
HOLT/ DAVID H.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: NEW VENTURE CREATION
PHI LEARNING 
19615 
VAIDYANATHAN/ NANDINI
ENTREPEDIA: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR IN INDIA
EMBASSY 
19616 
SEETHA
THE BACKROOM BRIGADE: HOW A FEW INTREPID ENTREPRENEURS BROUGHT THE WORLD TO INDIA
PENGUIN 
19617 
COLLINS/ JIM/ PORRAS/ JERRY I.
BUILT TO LAST: SUCCESSFUL HABITS OF VISIONARY COMPANIES
RANDOM HOUSE BUSINESS BOOKS 
19618 
ENTREPRENEUR'S TOOLKIT: TOOLS AND TEHNIQUES TO LAUNCH AND GROW YOUR NEW BUSINESS

19619 
MOHAN/ T T RAM
BRICK BY RED BRICK: RAVI MATTHAI AND THE MAKING OF IIM AHMEDABAD
RUPA 
19828 
CHRISTENSEN/ CLAYTON M.
THE INNOVATOR'S DILEMMA
HARPERCOLLINS 
19829 
GOODWIN/ DORIS KEARNS
TEAM OF RIVALS: THE POLITICAL GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
SIMON AND SCHUSTER 
19830 
CARO/ ROBERT A.
THE POWER BROKER: ROBERT MOSES AND THE FALL OF NEW YORK
VINTAGE 
19831 
LOGAN/ DAVE/ KING/ JOHN/ FISCHER-WRIGHT/ HALEE
THE TRIBAL LEADERSHIP: LEVERAGING NATURAL GROUPS TO BUILD A THRIVING ORGANIZATION
HARPERCOLLINS 
19832 
LIVINGSTON/ JESSICA
FOUNDERS AT WORK: STORIES OF STARTUPS' EARLY DAYS
APRESS 
19833 
KAWASAKI/ GUY
ENCHANTMENT: HOW TO WOO, INFLUENCE AND PERSUADE
PENGUIN 
19834 
AGARWAL/ VARUN
HOW I BRAVED ANU AUNTY AND CO-FOUNDED A MILLION DOLLAR COMPANY
RUPA 
19835 
IYER/ PRAKASH
THE HABIT OF WINNING: STORIES TO INSPIRE, MOTIVATE AND UNLEASH THE WINNER WITHIN
PENGUIN 
19836 
PRASAD/ T.G.C.
UNUSUAL PEOPLE DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
PENGUIN 
19837 
BAGCHI/ SUBROTO
MBA AT SIXTEEN: A TEENAGER'S GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF BUSINESS
PENGUIN 
19838 
RAO/ USHA
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
HIMALAYA 
19839 
RAO/ USHA
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
HIMALAYA 
19840 
PATEL/ RAMBHAI N.
EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE
HIMALAYA 
19841 
PATEL/ RAMBHAI N.
EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE
HIMALAYA 
19851 
DANDAVATE/ VRUSHALI/ KHATRI/ AJAY/ UMDALE/ PRADIP
APPLICATION OF SIX SIGMA IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
ESS ESS 
19852 
SHARMA/ SUBHASH
MANAGEMENT IN NEW AGE: WESTERN WINDOWS EASTERN DOORS
NEW AGE 
19853 
NANDAN/ H.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
PHI 
19854 
BIYANI/ KISHORE/ BAISHYA/ DIPAYAN
IT HAPPENED IN INDIA: THE STORY OF PANTALOONS, BIG BAZAAR, CENTRAL AND THE GREAT INDIAN CONSUMER
RUPA 
19855 
LEACH/ J CHRIS/ MELICHER/ RONALD W.
FINANCE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
CENGAGE 
19856 
KARUNAKAR/ B.
CORPORATE CHAMPIONS: EXCELLENT COMPANIES OF INDIA
SAGE 
19857 
GILL/ KAVERI
OF POVERTY AND PLASTIC: SCAVENGING AND SCRAP TRADING ENTREPRENEURS IN INDIA'S URBAN INFORMAL ECONOMY
OXFORD 

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