TCLL partners with NVIDIA to accelerate Deep Learning & AI Education
TCLL partners with NVIDIA to accelerate Deep Learning & AI Education
Magicbricks beats DeMon to post strong 43% YOY growth in Q3 revenues
MagicBricks today announced strong Q3 performance, posting an impressive growth of 43% on Rs. 37 crore of Q3 revenue. The company also reported YTD FY'17 revenues of Rs. 96.6 crore. The company stated that these figures are online revenues from operations and do not include any group company revenues. "While there has been short-term pressure on the pace of growth post demonetisation, the impact was offset by a series of initiatives across product innovation, traffic growth, channel initiatives and partnership alliances," the company said in a statement. "The company further plans to grow by launching a series of new business lines around commercial real estate, the rental segment as well as by integrating products such as home loans, movers & packers and assisted-selling services on its platform." Basis the Q3 revenue figures, the company believes that it is now 25-30% bigger than its closest competitor, with a trend of continuous market share gains. As per comScore data, magicbricks had 41% traffic market share, by unique visitors, in the Jan-Nov'16 period. In this period, Magicbricks had 51% more unique visitors than the No.2 player. The quarter saw a slew of product innovations led by the launch of an innovative Experience Centre revamp of a popular pricing-discovery app called as PropWorth and launch of new B2B apps for the broker community among others. The company also attributed its strong Q3 performance to market-deepening initiatives led by a 'Dream Home Festival' conducted in the pre-Diwali festival season. Magicbricks and State Bank of India also recently announced a partnership to create India's largest Home Fest to be conducted in Feb.
Jan 30, 2017 - Magicbricks
Unique employee initiative to make the homeless keep warm this winter
Magicbricks.com, Indias No. 1 property site, in association with the NGO, Uday Foundation, today kick-started a unique employee engagement initiative by distributing sleeping bags made from recycled flexes for the homeless in Delhi NCR. Magicbricks distributed Magic Bags- specially designed sleeping bag made by up scaling flex from old hoardings, at various locations in Delhi, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad. Around 5000 MagicBags were distributed in the drive which was carried out by the employees of Magicbricks and volunteers of Uday Foundation at AIIMS, Okhla Railway Station, Noida Sector 44 and Faridabad Santosh Nagar. Having completed a decade of providing the best value to people for their home buying needs, the celebrations were extended by providing shelter for the homeless this winter. All the employees participated in this distribution drive to spread smiles and warmth amongst the people across various areas in Delhi NCR region. The brand celebrated the completion of 10 glorious years in the industry in its own unique way!
Jan 5, 2017 - Magicbricks
Demand for CXOs and senior professionals grows by 30%: TimesJobs
Demand for senior professionals grew by over 30%, even as overall hiring posted a stable 1% rise in March 2017. The recruitment index has been steadily growing since February 2017. India’s leading recruitment portal TimesJobs.com presents the ‘RecruiteX’ to give a consistent, realistic and reliable snapshot of the genuine state of hiring activity in India with a complete analysis of demand in relation to experience, sectors, functional areas and locations. Key takeaways from the Latest Edition of RecruiteX – · Demand up by over 30% for senior professionals · Healthcare sector reports an 8% rise in talent demand · Demand grew by 17% for doctors, nurses and medical professionals · Hyderabad and Ahmedabad posted a 21% rise in talent demand Senior professionals in demand The demand for senior professionals with over 20 years of experience reported a rise of over 30% during March 2017. Professionals with 10-20 years of experience also saw a 3% rise in demand, during the month. Those with 0-5 years of experience witnessed a rise of 3% in demand. Only demand for professionals with 5-10 years of experience registered a 4% drop in demand, during the month. “Led by a business-friendly government and Corporate India’s expectation of policy stability over the next 10 years, organizations are gearing up for growth, which is reflected in the increased demand for senior managerial talent as reported by TimesJobs RecruiteX. Whenever organizations get ready for growth we have seen a marked increase in demand for senior managerial talent. We do not see such demand for senior profiles in the case of ordinary replacement hiring,” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Healthcare top employment sector Healthcare was the top hiring sector of the month, followed by consulting services and the real estate sector. The healthcare industry posted an 8% rise in talent demand in March 2017. The consulting services and real estate sectors, both, saw a 5% rise in talent demand during the month. Petrochemicals posted a 4% rise in demand while the IT & Telecom industries reported a 3% rise in talent demand during the month. The manufacturing sector also saw a 2% rise in talent demand. Among other key highlights, the retail and BFSI sectors saw a drop in demand of 5% and 4%, respectively. Doctors and medical professionals in demand Doctors, nurses and medical professionals saw a 17% rise in demand in March 2017. These professionals have witnessed an average rise of 2% in demand since January 2017. Hospitality professionals also posted a rise of 6% in demand, during the month. Engineers saw a demand of 5% in March 2017. IT & Telecom professionals witnessed a 3% rise in demand and business management, consultants and freelancers saw a rise of 2% in demand. Hyderabad & Ahmedabad were the best performing locations Hyderabad was the best performing location with 21% rise in talent demand. Ahmedabad also posted a 21% rise (21%) in talent demand, in March 2017. Indore also saw a rise of 16% in demand. Among metros, Chennai was the only city to report growth at 8% in talent demand, during the month. No other metro saw growth in hiring activity during the month with Delhi NCR posting the highest drop (-8%) in talent demand. Download the Complete RecruiteX Report here - http://bit.ly/2oTT2S9
Apr 21, 2017 - TimesJobs
70% women regret their workplace is NOT female friendly: TimesJobs
Talk of women empowerment and progression in India Inc. seems to have ignored the basics when it comes to providing meaningful career opportunities to its women employees, as most women professionals don’t consider their workplaces women friendly, reveals a TimesJobs study. As part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day last month, TimesJobs undertook an in-depth TJinsite study to gauge the pulse of working women in India with candid inputs from over 2,500 working women. This report reveals that though, most organizations claim to offer equal opportunities to men and women but their own women employees feel very differently, as nearly 90% women professionals say there isn’t much equality in their organization when it comes to career progression. Stating promotions, opportunities for leadership roles, salary increases and incentive programs are biased towards men. While rating the work aspects which directly or indirectly help in creating a women friendly workplace, 70% women disagreed that their own workplace was female friendly. Here is what they have to say on other key workplace aspects: Leadership opportunities Almost 95% respondents rated female representation in their organization’s top leadership as poor. Sadly, none of the surveyed women professionals rated women representation in top leadership at their organization as good. Career opportunities Over 75% women rated the management opportunities provided by their organization for female professionals as poor. In addition, 40% women professionals rated satisfaction with their salaries as poor, 50% as just average and only 10% rated it as good. Learning opportunities Given that role transition is now a routine part of working life, continued learning should be viewed as a necessity, but this clearly is not the case for many women professionals who feel they miss out on growth opportunities because of lack of proper training and upskilling initiatives. Almost 75% of women state that learning opportunities at their company is poor. Mentorship initiatives In addition, 80% women professionals rated sponsorship or mentorship initiatives at their organization as poor. This is surprising, considering corporate mentoring is on the rise with most Fortune 500 companies offering professional mentoring programs to their employees. Flexibility options Workplace flexibility remains one of the key reasons for people to join or leave a company. However, 70% women employees rate flexibility in their organization as poor. Almost 80% of these women professionals are even ready to forego promotions in favor of better work life balance. In addition, 60% women professionals rated the ability to telecommute for work as poor, and only 5% voted it as good in their organizations. Maternity provisions 35% women professionals rated maternity provisions at their workplace as poor, 55% voted them as average and only 10% agreed that these provisions were good. While the recent amendments to the maternity bill have given hope to women professionals, the ground reality is that these changes have not been adopted by many companies yet. “It is disturbing that even after decades of aggressive efforts to create a level field for women, inequity appears entrenched in Indian organizations. We hope this TimesJobs study is a clarion call for companies to acknowledge this gaping need - look at the problem areas highlighted and find practical solutions to help talented women professionals advance in their careers,” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Click here to download the complete TimesJobs TJinsite report - http://bit.ly/2ny3pYg About TimesJobs: TimesJobs, a flagship business of Times Business Solutions (TBS), is a platform to help competent professionals make smarter career decisions. With over 25 million registered jobseekers across the board and more than 60 million page views every month, it is fast becoming the most preferred career portal among the candidates. TimesJobs is leading in the recruitment and employment space with its pioneering and dynamic divisions because it successfully meets all the needs of the jobseekers. Its major platforms include: TechGig: India’s biggest dais for tech professionals to help them Learn, Showcase & Compete in the IT industry. JobBuzz: A well-known portal that provides information & insights about different companies, job profiles and interview processes. StepAhead: StepAhead offers Professional Resume writing and distribution services, career astrology, and resume improvement to help jobseekers accelerate their career. Also, TimesJobs has the largest collection of jobs in the market, which ensures that whenever and wherever there is a great opportunity, jobseekers will discover it on the platform. In the recruitment market as well, being the biggest platform for competent professionals who think of their careers first, TimesJobs has become the destination of choice for recruiters who seek to engage with the right talent. #####
Apr 11, 2017 - TimesJobs
A Clear Growth Path is Critical to Hiring Top Talent: TimesJobs Study
A Clear Growth Path is Critical to Hiring Top Talent: TimesJobs Study TimesJobs highlights the key elements that attract highly skilled employees Attracting and hiring exceptional talent is among the key challenges faced by recruiting and HR managers. This has been corroborated by a TimesJobs study where nearly 39% employers state that attracting and finding quality talent is one of the most challenging aspects of HR. This is followed by benchmarking and offering competitive employee benefits (26%), engagement and retention (25%) and upskilling or training (10%). Social media and technology have helped on the technical aspects of recruitment but the softer aspects of engagement still need a lot of attention. With most of India Inc. planning to add nearly 10-15% more workforce in the next 12 months, it is time that the best ways to attract and hire top talent are revealed. Foresight Foremost Offering a clear career growth path is the best way to attract and hire top talent, say most HR managers and recruiters who participated in this TimesJobs study. “While interviewing talent, we have found that the best of them are looking for challenges, diverse opportunities and a clear growth path for the next 3 to 5 years. They evaluate job offers based on opportunities for advancement they are given during their tenure with the company. So organizations who offer clear career paths have a big advantage over competition, in hiring the best talent,” says Nilanjan Roy, VP and Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Over 50% of the 550 employers TimesJobs surveyed for this study believe that a clear career growth path is the most attractive job aspect. Clarity in what the position offers in terms of – a chance to develop new skills, a stepping stone to a position with more responsibilities or other incentives such as money, overseas projects, etc. is essential in attracting the best talent. Conversely, when recruiting managers are themselves not clear on career progression, they tend to lose a lot of good talent to the competition. Flex Appeal Flexible work hours, is the second most attractive job element for top talent feel about 40% of the surveyed employers. Furthermore, flexibility is attractive to both female and male employees, as reported in an earlier TimesJobs study. Money Matters Attractive salary is the third most attractive lure for candidates, say 30% employers. HR managers noted that with rising inflation and increasing cost of living employees are re-evaluating their priorities and most employees, across generations, prefer a higher ‘in-hand’ pay out compared to other components of the salary. In fact, 87% employees seek a customized pay plan which best suits their requirements. Leading with L&D Learning and development opportunities are seen a vital talent pull by 20% surveyed employers. Fast-paced work world requires people to upskill, frequently and thus organizations which offer good learning opportunities are preferred by the candidates. Post-retirement benefits and onsite opportunities are termed as crucial talent attraction components by 10% and 5% surveyed HR and recruiting managers, respectively. The Element of Experience According to the surveyed employers the elements of attraction varies for employees at different levels. While clear career growth path is more crucial to junior and middle level employees, salary, learning and development opportunities and onsite opportunities are more attractive to junior level employees than to a middle or senior level employee. However, flexible work hours are more vital for middle level employees and post-retirements benefits are comparatively more important at senior level. What are you good at? On asking how the employers rate themselves on all the key talent attractions listed by them, 45% of them rated themselves highest on offering attractive salary. Interestingly, while a clear career growth path was termed as the most crucial element in attracting good talent only 30% of the employers rated themselves high on this parameter. An equal percentage of employers ranked themselves highly on offering flexible work hours to employees. Nearly 20% felt they are good with onsite opportunities and post-retirement benefits.
Mar 28, 2017 - TimesJobs
Talent demand rises for freshers, sales roles and FMCG: TimesJobs
Talent demand rises for freshers, sales roles, consumer durables and FMCG TimesJobs RecruiteX Recruitment had been sluggish for the past three months, but February brought some relief to the jobs market with Sales professionals, FMCG and Consumer durables witnessing an 8% rise in demand reveals the latest RecruiteX, the recruitment index by TimesJobs. "Job creation growth both in volume and value terms is being driven by tier-2 cities. Consumer buying power in these cities is fueled tremendously by multiple family members earning in the same household. Businesses are expanding operations and moving into new geographies, leading to a rise in demand for fresh talent in non-metros. In addition, with the Union Budget’s focus on increasing consumers’ buying power, FMCG and consumer durables are increasing their sales teams, gearing up to service this growing demand, in February 2017.” says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Key takeaways from TimesJobs RecruiteX Demand up by 8% for sales professionals Consumer durables/FMCG reported an 8% rise in talent demand Demand grew by 4% for entry level professionals Lucknow posted the highest rise in talent demand at 18% Sales professionals in demand With large scale business expansions, mergers and acquisitions in the corporate world, sales and business development roles have become crucial for business success and sustenance. These professionals saw an 8% rise in demand in February 2017 and had witnessed an average rise of 1% since December 2016, as per TimesJobs RecruiteX. Doctors, nurses and medical professionals also posted a significant rise (4%) in demand. Demand was up for hospitality and customer care professionals by 1%, as well during the month reports TimesJobs. Consumer durables/FMCG top hiring sectors followed by Retail The TimesJobs RecruiteX reports that consumer durables/FMCG industry posted an 8% rise in talent demand in February 2017. The Retail sector also saw a 7% rise in talent demand during the month. The Construction sector posted a 6% rise in demand while the Manufacturing industry reported a 4% rise in talent demand during the month. The BPO/ITeS sector saw stable talent demand, while IT/telecom industries registered a drop of 1% in hiring during February 2017. Demand up for freshers As per TimesJobs RecruiteX the demand for professionals with less than 2 years of experience reported a rise of 4% during February 2017. Professionals with 5-10 years of experience witnessed a rise of 1% in demand. Those with 10-20 years of experience also saw a 4% rise in demand, during the month. Senior Professionals with over 20 years of experience saw a 17% drop in demand. This is the first time since November 2016 that demand for senior professionals has declined. Talent demand rises in small cities Lucknow was the best performing location with an 18% rise in talent demand, followed by Ahmedabad at 13% in February 2017. Among metros, Chennai was the only metro city to report growth (6%) in talent demand. None of the other metros saw significant growth in hiring activity during the month. Among states, Kerala saw a rise of over 30% in talent demand, followed by Tamil Nadu with a 17% rise reports the TimesJobs RecruiteX. Download the Latest TimesJobs RecruiteX Report for Free – http://bit.ly/2lztLLz
Mar 16, 2017 - TimesJobs
3 out of 5 employees unhappy with their jobs – TimesJobs finds out why
3 out of 5 employees unhappy with their jobs – TimesJobs finds out why In a new research study by TimesJobs, about 60% employees say they hate their current jobs Almost 50% of the total employees who hated their jobs attribute their dissatisfaction with work to people-related issues such as bad managers, annoying co-workers and disengaged teams, reveals TimesJobs. Job dissatisfaction is not new and all professionals go through such phase many times in their career span. However, what the TimesJobs survey reveals is the enormity of the situation with a significant majority showing dissatisfaction with their current jobs. But why do so many people dislike their jobs? TimesJobs’ study revealed many startling facts and the most interesting was – ‘people cause other people to dislike their jobs’. “A certain amount of job dissatisfaction is acceptable in any organization, and may even prove beneficial as a motivating factor for employees to change, fix and improve both their own role and the organization’s processes to enhance performance and productivity. But this must be spotted early and the employee mentored so that he or she can find their true calling. However, large scale ennui as revealed in our survey is a cause for concern, that organizations need to address with comprehensive communication and employee engagement strategies.” Says Nilanjan Roy, Head of Strategy, Times Business Solutions. Mid-level male employees most dissatisfied Nearly 60% of the 700 working professionals surveyed by TimesJobs, state they hate their jobs. The experience level-wise analysis showed more job dissatisfaction at the middle level compared to other levels. Nearly 70% mid-level professionals say they hated their jobs as against 60% junior level employees feel the same. Senior employees, in contrast, seem to like their jobs a majority (52%) of them saying they loved their job. Male employees were more displeased with their current job compared to their female counterparts. Almost 70% male employees said they hate their jobs while 54% female employees said so, disclosed the TimesJobs survey. ITeS tops the sectors of discontent An industry-wise analysis reveals that the ITeS and BPO sector employees were most dissatisfied with their jobs, with 70% of employees in this sector claiming they don’t love what they do; this is followed by employees from 58% of BFSI sector employees who dislike their jobs. Representative employees from the IT and Telecom sectors had a divided opinion with 50% saying they loved their job and another 50% saying they don’t. ‘Other people’ are the main reason for displeasure For nearly 50% surveyed employees the key reason for their job dissatisfaction was ‘the people factor’, which included their bosses and co-workers. Of the employees who blame ‘the people’ at their organization for their dislike towards their current job, nearly 60% say they have a bad boss and 30% say they have annoying co-workers while 10% say they have disengaged teams. A demographic analysis showed both male and female employees are equally dissatisfied with ‘the people factor’. 45% male and 40% female employees blamed dissatisfaction with job because of ‘the people’ they work with 40% male and 30% female employees said fault lies with ‘the job/role’ at hand 15% male and 30% female employees blamed ‘the logistics’ element of the job Other reasons for discontentment Nearly 30% surveyed professionals attributed their discontent to ‘the job itself’, which includes dissatisfaction with their current role, profile and position. Of these 30% professionals, 50% said they do not feel passionate about their current role, 25% say that the job description is not the same as communicated during hiring, 15% say they don’t see a clear career growth path and 10% feel their work is not challenging enough. The remaining 20% employees blame their job dissatisfaction on ‘the logistics element’ which includes factors like the commute time, work schedules and work environment. Among these, 40% sat there is no flexibility at work, 30% complain of poor work-life balance, 20% criticize the long working hours and 10% are troubled because of the long commute time.
Mar 6, 2017 - TimesJobs
TCLL partners with NVIDIA to accelerate Deep Learning & AI Education
Bangalore, April 28th, 2017 – Times Centre for Learning Ltd., and NVIDIA on Thursday signed a MoU to collaborate in conducting Instructor led, hands-on labs and workshops to help developers and researchers learn the skills for applying Deep Learning to solve specific problems. The workshops will use the latest AI frameworks and GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms to enhance the skillsets of students, researchers and industry participants across the country. Deep learning has become one of the most important computing models of the modern times. Organizations are increasingly using deep learning and AI at every stage of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500s. Deep learning, the fastest growing field in AI, is empowering immense progress in all kinds of emerging markets and will be instrumental in ways we haven't even imagined. With demand growing at a very fast pace for developers and researchers with AI skills, this collaboration will help students and industry participants to learn the latest techniques on how to design, train, and deploy Artificial Neural Networks using the state-of-the art Deep Learning approach. They will be exposed to widely used Deep Learning frameworks and NVIDIAs latest GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms. Basis the experience and the domain knowledge possessed, participants can opt for:- • Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (PGDDS) – The learner will be exposed to a mix of classroom teaching and hands-on training of analytical tools with an aim to be a skilled data scientist • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Data Science (PGDADS) – The program is designed for experienced professionals who want to gain a deep understanding of how to use data as a strategic asset • Certificate in Decision Science – addressing the knowledge needs of the Data scientist The primary tenets of the MOU are: a) NVIDIA to be Technical partner to TCLL for conducting training sessions on latest techniques on how to design, train, and deploy neural network-powered machine learning in their applications b) Joint certificate by NVIDIA and TCLL c) Students get exposure to industry experts, along with the training and insight to help solve some of the world’s most challenging problems with deep learning The MOU was signed by Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA & Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Centre for Learning Limited. With this strategic collaboration, NVIDIA and TCLL aim to build large pool of skilled manpower in the Deep Learning space to fill the skill gaps. Commenting on the alliance, Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Centre of Learning Limited, said, "We are delighted to be associated with NVIDIA. TCLL aims to provide quality education, training and skills with strong industry connect and this program with NVIDIA reflects that deep interest and commitment. We believe relationships such as these will be truly beneficial to the industry, ensuring first-day-first-hour productivity". Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA added "We believe India has a significant advantage over other countries in terms of talent, a vibrant start-up ecosystem, strong IT services to harness the power of deep learning and solve some of the world's most pressing problems. With this partnership, we aim to touch ~ 3Mn developers, and engineers to unleash the real potential of AI and to lead as a nation at the forefront of this tech trend". About Times Centre for Learning Ltd (TCLL) Times Centre for Learning Ltd., is a subsidiary of the Times of India group with the vision of providing excellent professional education to Indian learners. TCLL has 19 state of the art training centres across multiple locations in India. With it’s strong presence and corporate connections TCLL is committed to associate with partners that will lead to the creation of significant knowledge, research and intellect output, while contributing to academia, industry as well as the civil society in general. To know more log on to www.timespro.com. About NVIDIA NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. Today, NVIDIA is increasingly known as “the AI computing company.” More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.
TCLL partners with NVIDIA to accelerate Deep Learning & AI Education
Bangalore, April 28th, 2017 – Times Centre for Learning Ltd., and NVIDIA on Thursday signed a MoU to collaborate in conducting Instructor led, hands-on labs and workshops to help developers and researchers learn the skills for applying Deep Learning to solve specific problems. The workshops will use the latest AI frameworks and GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms to enhance the skillsets of students, researchers and industry participants across the country. Deep learning has become one of the most important computing models of the modern times. Organizations are increasingly using deep learning and AI at every stage of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500s. Deep learning, the fastest growing field in AI, is empowering immense progress in all kinds of emerging markets and will be instrumental in ways we haven’t even imagined. With demand growing at a very fast pace for developers and researchers with AI skills, this collaboration will help students and industry participants to learn the latest techniques on how to design, train, and deploy Artificial Neural Networks using the state-of-the art Deep Learning approach. They will be exposed to widely used Deep Learning frameworks and NVIDIA's latest GPU-accelerated deep learning platforms. Basis the experience and the domain knowledge possessed, participants can opt for:- • Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (PGDDS) – The learner will be exposed to a mix of classroom teaching and hands-on training of analytical tools with an aim to be a skilled data scientist • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Data Science (PGDADS) – The program is designed for experienced professionals who want to gain a deep understanding of how to use data as a strategic asset • Certificate in Decision Science – addressing the knowledge needs of the Data scientist The primary tenets of the MOU are: a) NVIDIA to be Technical partner to TCLL for conducting training sessions on latest techniques on how to design, train, and deploy neural network-powered machine learning in their applications b) Joint certificate by NVIDIA and TCLL c) Students get exposure to industry experts, along with the training and insight to help solve some of the world’s most challenging problems with deep learning The MOU was signed by Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA & Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Centre for Learning Limited. With this strategic collaboration, NVIDIA and TCLL aim to build large pool of skilled manpower in the Deep Learning space to fill the skill gaps. Commenting on the alliance, Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Centre of Learning Limited, said, "We are delighted to be associated with NVIDIA. TCLL aims to provide quality education, training and skills with strong industry connect and this program with NVIDIA reflects that deep interest and commitment. We believe relationships such as these will be truly beneficial to the industry, ensuring first-day-first-hour productivity." Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA added, "We believe India has a significant advantage over other countries in terms of talent, a vibrant start-up ecosystem, strong IT services to harness the power of deep learning and solve some of the world's most pressing problems. With this partnership, we aim to touch ~ 3Mn developers, and engineers to unleash the real potential of AI and to lead as a nation at the forefront of this tech trend". About Times Centre for Learning Ltd (TCLL) Times Centre for Learning Ltd., is a subsidiary of the Times of India group with the vision of providing excellent professional education to Indian learners. TCLL has 19 state of the art training centres across multiple locations in India. With it’s strong presence and corporate connections TCLL is committed to associate with partners that will lead to the creation of significant knowledge, research and intellect output, while contributing to academia, industry as well as the civil society in general. To know more log on to www.timespro.com. About NVIDIA NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world. Today, NVIDIA is increasingly known as “the AI computing company.” More information at http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.
TimesPro ties up with Bennett University
Advantages of the program a) Experiential Learning through Full-Time Industry Placement after 1st Year b) Emphasis on Practical Learning through Project-Based Curriculum, Capstone Courses & Immersion Programs c) Preparation for Industry Recognised Certifications d) Rigorous curriculum including Harvard Business School Case Studies e) Guest Lectures by Renowned Industry Practitioners New Delhi, April 27th, 2017 – TimesPro today announced its academic partnership with Bennett University for its Industry Oriented MBA Programs. The association is a boon to MBA aspirants nation-wide and comes as a game changing proposition in the fast-changing and ever-growing Banking & Financial services (BFSI) industry. The program not only helps one get a good grounding of the fundamentals, but also gain insights that can help build a rewarding career in the Banking & Financial services industry. Now in it's fourth year of existence, TimesPro's MBA graduates in BFSI have seen over 90% placement rates with prominent banks and financial services companies. Conceived after analysing existing skill-gaps and the growing demand for managerial talent, the MBA program aims to tackle the unique challenges facing the industry. Designed to benefit the industry at large, the faculty will include prominent industry practitioners to provide necessary guidance to the MBA aspirants. With intensive project-driven classroom training in the 1st year and full-time placement opportunities with leading companies in the 2nd Year, the program is focused to hone the candidate’s managerial skills to effectively navigate the workplace and add value to the organization. Commenting on the alliance, Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Centre of Learning Limited, said, "We are delighted to be associated with Bennet University. It brings together the rich BFSI training and placement experience of TimesPro and the futuristic learning resources and infrastructure of Bennett University. The USP of the MBA program is its industry vetted curriculum coupled with experiential learning through full-time employment opportunities in the second year. The MBA program in BFSI is a premier course that has seen wide acceptance amongst prominent employers and will benefit every participant whose focus is to chart a career in the BFSI sector in the years to come." "Bennett University's main goals are driven by the larger aim of enhancing India's higher education sector, by providing every student a premium Ivy League learning experience. Our USP lies in the courses we offer in partnership with prestigious global institutions such as Georgia Tech (USA), Johnson Cornell (USA), Babson (USA), edX. We eagerly look forward to our engagement with TCLL as we share our aspiration for creating new educational programs and identifying ways to bridge the gap faced by academia and current employment opportunities” said Dr. Yaj Medury, Vice Chancellor, Bennett University. About TimesPro TimesPro is an education initiative of the Times of India group offering variety of courses in digital marketing, banking & financial services and business analytics that allows a student to kick start professional career. Our vision is to ensure that we provide the Indian youth with tailor made and industry vetted educational courses that bridge the gap between the current formal education system and what the Industry requirements are, thereby making our Indian youth employable. TimesPro has 19 state of the art training centres across multiple locations in India providing skill based training to young graduates so as to make them day1 hour1 job ready. TimesPro has been awarded the coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze Award for excellence in the Best Use of Games and Simulations in Vocational Training and Best Upcoming Education Institute by ASSOCHAM.The company website www.timespro.com offers comprehensive details about the courses offered. For any query on the course / admission, kindly contact 1800-102-2326. ABOUT BENNETT UNIVERSITY Founded by Times of India Group, the multi-faculty research-led Bennett University has started operations in July 2016 with the promise of making students ‘life and career ready’. Supported by research-driven faculty, global academic partnerships and a well-rounded industry-centric curriculum, the University prepares students to compete and prosper in a rapidly-transforming world. Located in Greater Noida within the National Capital Region, the University offers programs across Engineering, Management, Media, Law and Applied Sciences.
Apr 27, 2017 - TimesPro
TSJ invites applications for journalism programme
New Delhi: Times School of Journalism (TSJ) has announced admission to its year-long PG Diploma programme in Journalism for the year 2017-18. The last date for receiving applications is April 28, 2017. Established in 1985 by India’s largest media house – The Times of India Group, the TSJ programme gives a comprehensive 8 months of class room and 4 months of news room experience through internships in leading group brands like The Times of India, The Economic Times, economictimes.com, timesofindia.com, ET Now, Times Now, ZooM, etc, and also select media brands outside the group. Being an integrated programme with focus on Print, TV and Broadcast media, the institute boasts a core faculty comprising senior editors from the TOI group as well as other leading media brands. This rare privilege of being trained by their future recruiters and a hands-on approach to training gives students the much-needed edge when working real-time in various newsrooms, thereby ensuring a track record of 100% placement for all performers since last several years. To be eligible to join, one needs to be a graduate in any stream with at least 45% marks with age below 28 years. Those appearing for their final year exams are also eligible to apply. To ensure quality, intake is limited to around 35 students only each year. The selection is through a written test held across 11 centres in India, followed by an interview, the details of which are available at www.tcms.in Speaking to economictimes.com, Shweta Krishnan, a 2012 alumnus, stresses the importance of field training for budding journalists. “The stories we used to do would be published under the Times News Network,“ says Krishnan, who interned in two newspapers and a magazine before moving into public relations. Moreover, she adds, being taught by working professionals is different because they could “talk to us about what they do and how it's done. They could share what they did the day before. So, the information is not redundant.” With facilities like two media labs with computers and internet connections; projectors for film screenings, a studio for broadcast training and other resources, students are trained in Indesign, QuarkXpress, Premier Pro and other software. They carry out fieldwork and bring out house journals, online content and TV news programmes. “Everybody has to work across all media platforms,” says Devlin Roy, Principal, TSJ. According to him, the institute prefers an assignment-based curriculum to a textbook-based approach. “For example, if there is a building collapse in the vicinity, our students will go and cover the accident. They will file the story in real time, just like the reporters in newspapers, TV channels, websites. The teachers will give their feedback on the stories and, while doing so, introduce important concepts in reporting like sourcing of a story or how to interview people, etc,“ he elaborates. “Similarly, in a session on, say RTI, the teacher will actually ask the students to file RTI applications and write stories based on the response.“ According to Roy, TSJ has recently implemented an independent Editorial Workflow System - News Gate NG 3.5 application - comprising of Text Editor, News Agency feeds and Integrated Layout Software, providing students cutting-edge training in print media as it is a live module and not just a simulator training. “We are now capable of functioning like a full-fledged newspaper and with the likely integration of online platforms expected this year, our students will be moving closer towards learning how to operate in an Integrated Newsroom setup,” adds Roy. This has made TSJ the only journalism training institute in India to have its own professional Editorial Workflow System. Developed by CCI (Denmark), NG 3.5 is a state-of-the-art system also used by Times of India, Economic Times and various Mirror editions, published by Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited (BCCL) the flagship company of the Times of India group of which TSJ is also a part of.
Apr 24, 2017 - Times School of Journalism
TimesPro & Jain University's MMS students see 100% placement
Bangalore, 20th April- The MMS (Banking & Financial Services) program offered by Jain University, Bangalore in collaboration with TimesPro recently achieved 100% success on placements of its batch of AY 2015-2017. The students have been successfully placed with leading MNCs & financial institutions and were offered prominent designation of Credit Analyst, Associate Data Analyst, Tax Consultant, Credit Relationship Officer, Tax Analyst to quick start their career. The students at Jain University have been recruited by leading companies across various verticals viz. HSBC, Deloitte Tax Services India Pvt. Ltd., Yodlee Infotech Pvt. Ltd., HDB Financial Services, Ernst & Young Global Ltd. The MMS program, aims at helping young professionals build a promising & a progressive career in the burgeoning sectors of 'Banking & Financial Services' & 'Finance & Accounting'. Focusing on the pressing need of job-ready candidates for the industry, graduates from this unique program have complete understanding of business processes. The program provides students with the full time placement opportunities after the completion of the 1st year. Over the course of the second year, the learning outcome is derived through engagement in various departments such as sales, marketing, operations and simultaneously the student accomplishes the university requirements for the degree. Manaswini Kora, Tax Consultant, Deloitte Tax Services India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, said "It has been an amazing experience with TimesPro. I love the whole idea and the structure of the program where we are exposed to both classroom training and real world corporate life. The faculty has played an important role to not only develop our knowledge base but also soft skills. The highlight for me has been the Immersion Program, where we actually experienced the concepts we learnt in the classroom. We visited banks, observed various transactions and interacted with bankers and customers. During my interview, I was immensely confident because of this exposure. The employer was so impressed when I described the program and what we learnt from it. All in all, I would recommend this program to all my juniors because this one truly helps in building the foundation of your career." Another student commented Jasmin K S, Tax Analyst, Ernst & Young Global Ltd., Bengaluru, "I come from B.Tech Background so before starting the course I had absolutely zero knowledge about the financial and banking industry. Our batch was a tight knit community so we had the benefit to have more frequent interactions with our professors. The faculty and the visiting experts are experienced and they shared in-depth insights with us. The theory we learnt in the classroom and the practical assignments undertook to make our domain knowledge so strong that we clearly stood out among other candidates during the placement process". Though India produces approximately 3 lakh+ management graduates every year, but only 10-15% of them are employable. The remaining 85% often are considered unemployable by firms due to lack of specific competencies. In order to bridge this gap between the formal education system and the industry standards, 'Industry Integrated MBA program' provides an adequate platform for participants-facilitators engagement during the learning process at the universities. The engagement based MBA program incorporates knowledge competencies, self-competencies and service competencies, along with industry immersions at regular interventions. The MBA program is designed to meet the challenges of dynamic corporate India & enables students to work full-time after the completion of the first year of the program. Additional certifications embedded in the course, such as NISM, NSFM, DBF, Core-Banking Software and ET FinPro certification, enable students to understand, practice and use business intelligence on a daily basis. By adopting international study materials, the course creates a practical learning approach through group discussions and interactive sessions with industry veterans. About TimesPro TimesPro (Times Centre for Learning Ltd.) is a subsidiary of The Times of India group offering a variety of courses in banking, finance and business analytics that allows a student to kick start his or her professional career. Our vision is to ensure that we provide the Indian youth with tailor made and industry vetted educational courses that bridge the gap between the current formal education system and what the Industry requirements are, thereby making our Indian youth employable. TimesPro has 19 state of the art training centres across multiple locations in India providing skill based training to young graduates so as to make them day1 hour1 job ready. TimesPro has been awarded the coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze Award for excellence in the Best Use of Games and Simulations in Vocational Training and Best Upcoming Education Institute by ASSOCHAM. The company website http://bit.ly/2oYoyOe offers comprehensive details about the courses offered. For any query on the course / admission, kindly contact 1800-102-2326.
Apr 20, 2017 - TimesPro
ET Wealth Analysis: Best NPS Funds for the Long Haul
Delhi, 28 April 2017 The ET Wealth edition of 1st May 2017, in its cover story, explores the growing interest and the various facets of the National Pension Scheme or NPS. With the cost of living in India continuously growing, and the volatile job market, more and more professionals in India are turning to the NPS as a present day savings solution for their twilight years. ET wealth identifies the best funds and dispels common misconceptions surrounding the NPS. It suggests funds, not on the basis of a rating system but on the ground realities and the appetite for risk of the investor. With the Sensex hitting an all-time high in the past week, ET wealth takes you on a historical journey of the Sensex. The story takes a comprehensive look at the metrics that brought the Sensex to this milestone. With stories encompassing a variety of issues like the cost of investing a lakh in today’s market, to the right time to book profits, to even a case study on how social media can cost your career; this edition of ET Wealth promises to be an exciting and informative read. To book your copy, sms ETWS to 58888, or speak to your vendor. ET Wealth is the first weekly personal finance newspaper of India and covers news, views and insights on a wide variety of topics relevant to the rapidly changing economic lives of the readers. For further details, contact Akshant Dhruvraj, email@example.com.
Apr 28, 2017 - ET Wealth
ET Magazine Analysis: Limelight on BJPs Electoral Strategy
Delhi, 15 April 2017 BJP has made tremendous electoral progress over the past three years. With government formation in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Jharkhand and impressive strides in Jammu & Kashmir and Maharashtra, it has more than compensated for the misses in Bihar, Punjab and Delhi. With the BJP gaining ground in West Bengal, Goa and Himachal Pradesh, it seems that the country is set for a saffron sweep like never before. Even in Bihar, with cracks appearing within the ruling mahagathbandhan between Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal and Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United), BJP is making up for lost ground. In its 16th April 2017 issue, The Economic Times Magazine brings you the possible roadmap that BJP will take for the nine non-BJP ruled states including Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, where it is an ally, and BJP-ruled Gujarat where elections are due in December. To book your copy, sms ETMS to 58888, or speak to your nearest vendor. ET Magazine is India’s largest business magazine that provides an evolved read to ET’s audience by bringing together the best of newspaper and magazine values in an easy-to-read and easier-to-digest format.
Apr 15, 2017 - The Economic Times
The ET Magazine Release for 02 April 2017
Delhi, 31 March 2017 A person can go days without food, but cannot survive for long without water, hence water is known as the “elixir of life”. In India water is a precious but dwindling resource. As the winters get shorter and the summers hotter, a stark reality comes to light. India cannot forecast its future or current water supply, due to very little or no data being available to Indian Hydrologists. In 2009, McKinsey published a report on global water which said that India would be able meet only half of its water demand by 2030. India’s hydrologists, on the other hand, do not quite foresee such a dire situation. Not because they think that the future is good, but because they don’t know. In its 2nd April 2017 issue, The Economic Times Magazine takes a frightening look at the fast growing water shortage and our country’s complete inability to forecast its future water budget. To book your copy, sms ETMS to 58888, or speak to your nearest vendor. ET Magazine is India’s largest business magazine that provides an evolved read to ET’s audience by bringing together the best of newspaper and magazine values in an easy-to-read and easier-to-digest format. For further details, contact Karthika V S, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 1, 2017 - The Economic Times
Roots & Wings - A knowledge workshop series for school children
Roots and Wings - A knowledge workshop series for school children The Speaking Tree & The Times of India NiE Initiative The Speaking Tree and Newspaper In Education (NIE) of The Times of India, recently conducted knowledge workshops titled ‘Roots And Wings’ in schools across Delhi/NCR. Each session was addressed by a life coach or philosophical master, who elaborated on topics like stress management, with special reference to the various pressures that young students face. And then the floor was thrown open to students, who asked probing questions, answered by the chief speaker of the day. The workshops are designed as a character-building exercise for young students who are more familiar with academic and co-curricular activities like sports, debates and cultural events than with life skills. These workshops aim to enable students to build a strong value system that will assist them in times of moral/ ethical crises and help them make the most appropriate choice, skillfully navigating black, white and grey areas. The interactions are intended to promote healthy habits and attitudes, reduce stress, and deal effectively with competition. Five such workshops were conducted in five schools, of which, four workshops dealt with exam stress and one, held on Valentine’s Day, focused on ‘Divine Love.’ The first workshop was held at Cambridge Foundation School, Rajouri Garden Extension. Swami Prakarshanada, Chinmaya Mission, listened to students and advised them — “Essentially, anything that you allow to create stress will create stress in your life. When you feel stress, acknowledge it; find yourself good protection in family and friends. Then get stronger and deal with it. You can never run away from stress.” The second session held at Darbari Lal DAV Model School, Pitampura, taught stress management through yoga and pranayama. Yogacharya Surakshit Goswami urged students to practise yoga and pranayama regularly, sharing with them tips on deep breathing. He asked students to eat light and be physically active during exams so that they can develop a sharp mind. The third, at Modern Public School, Shalimar Bagh, was conducted by two Ananda Sangha teachers Ashis Chakravarty and Sumitra Ramji. They advised students to stay in the present: “We are in control and in charge of the present. If we have made a mistake, think ‘it has happened; now I need to put my energy into the next paper; take a deep breath and let go.’ We are human beings; we make mistakes and learn from them.” The fourth workshop was held on Valentine’s Day at Salwan Public School, Gurugram, the speaker Haji Syed Salman Chishty from Ajmer Sharif shared his understanding of Divine love with students. He shared an anecdote: “Once Baba Farid was in meditation, a family sought his blessings. Baba said, ‘Ya Allah inhe dard de! — God, give them pain.’ They were taken aback but didn’t say anything as Baba was in a state of ecstasy, so they waited patiently. Later, Baba explained that if you don’t experience pain, you will never be able to experience benevolence. It’s said that ‘Yeh ishq nahin asan, ek aag ka dariya hai or doob ke jana hai.” The fifth workshop saw Rabbi Ezekiel Malekar share 10 contemporary commandments to bust exam stress, with students at Lotus Valley School, Noida. The commandments included: to not fear exams, to aim high in life, to show up on time in the exam hall and to know that ‘you’ are the best. Over five days, five different teachers from different faiths shared their experiences with students – in a non-denominational manner -- on how to live quality lives, by ably dealing with stress. The Speaking Tree and NIE propose to conduct more Roots and Wings workshops to enrich students’ lives, empowering them to strike a holistic balance in life. For more details please contact Mr. Priank Mathur (email@example.com) or Mr. Rohit Khanna (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mar 29, 2017 - The Speaking Tree
Press Release for The ET Magazine 26th March 2017 issue
Delhi, 24 March 2017 In 2011, ICICI Bank faced a unique problem. Its front-end branch staff, mostly greenhorns, wasted a lot of time in toggling between multiple screens to understand a consumer’s profile. “While the system was automated, it had many layers,” recalls B Madhivanan, chief technology and digital officer of ICICI Bank. If the problem was unusual, the solution too was out of box: taking the help of a startup. ICICI engaged Customer XPs, a company formed by a bunch of geeks who had quit Infosys. The startup built augmented intelligence software that fed into various internal systems of the bank to create profiles of customers, detail their relationship with the bank and analyse the next best product they might buy. “That was out first tryst with fintech,” recalls Madhivanan, adding that the bank has been actively working with a bunch of fintech startups. In its 26th March 2017 issue, The Economic Times Magazine, takes an interesting look at the value in adopting or adapting the Fintech innovations by banks and financial institutions for mutual and customer benefits. To book your copy, sms ETMS to 58888, or speak to your nearest vendor. ET Magazine is India’s largest business magazine that provides an evolved read to ET’s audience by bringing together the best of newspaper and magazine values in an easy-to-read and easier-to-digest format. For further details, contact Karthika V S, email@example.com
Mar 25, 2017 - ET Magazine
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