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Mumbai 10th July 2018: TimesPro and GNIMS - Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies inaugurated their very first batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Banking & Financial Services). The program which commenced on Monday, 2nd July 2018 was graced by presence of the Chief Guest Air Marshal (Retd.) Garud who is the recipient of Vayu Sena Medal and Param Vishist Seva Medal. At the launch event, the Chief Guest strongly highlighted the need for discipline, courage, commitment and conviction. He mentioned these were some of the essential qualities that are must for every management student. While Dr. D. Y. Patil, Director of GNIMS, welcomed and engaged new entrants with his short and enriching address, Dr. Milind Dalvi Dean TimesPro, advised the students about the importance of reading. He also stressed on the importance of keeping oneself updated with the dynamic and changing trends in BFSI sector including the new buzz word FinTech. Explaining the importance of the right first step in Management Education, Dr. Ajit Singh, Director General and mentor of GNIMS, elaborated on how the very first initiative can favourably shape the career of a management professional. Keeping in mind the industry standards and the requirement for thorough professionals, the PGDM program is a cutting-edge program offering an unparalleled advantage to students looking forward to a career in BFSI industry. TimesPro-GNIMS PGDM This PGDM (Banking and Financial Services) is a two-year program that has been approved by AICTE. It has TimesPro as the academic and employability partner while the PG diploma shall be conferred by SGPC's GNIMS. The program which will be delivered by through an industry vetted curriculum vetted by renowned industry practitioners also includes Harvard Business School Case Studies to help students learn from the best. Besides it also combines a perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and practical learning. The program has a schedule that requires rigorous classroom training wherein students have to go for field visits to various banks in the first year and are exposed to experiential learning through full-time placement opportunities in the second year itself. Overall, the unique vetted curriculum along with a hands-on approach towards the BFSI sector is what makes this program stand out among scores of others.
Mumbai, 10th April 2018: TimesPro has partnered with SGPC's Guru Nanak Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, for a Post Graduate Business Management Program in Banking & Financial Services. As compared to other management programs, the PGDM offers an unparalleled advantage to students looking forward to a career in BFSI industry. The Indian banking industry has the potential to become the 5th largest by 2022, states a KPMG-CII report and hence would require top notch professionals who understand its intricacies, especially in the wake of demonetization and advent of digital banking. On the announcement, Anish Srikrishna, President - Times Professional Learning said, "BFSI sector is poised for unprecedented growth and challenges. I'm confident that this partnership will help create a pool of dynamic professionals, ready to reap the benefits and take challenges head on." This two-year PGDM (Banking and Financial Services) program, approved by AICTE, has TimesPro as the academic and employability partner, whereas the PGDM shall be conferred by SGPC's GNIMS. Director Dr. Dattajirao Patil, the spokesperson for GNIMS said, "We are proud to associate with TimesPro, an experienced and reputed training institute, with such a rich legacy and hope our students get the best out of it." This program will be delivered by renowned industry practitioners using an industry-vetted curriculum including Harvard Business School Case Studies. It has the perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and practical learning. Besides rigorous classroom training, students have to go for field visits to various banks in the first year whereas in the second year they are exposed to experiential learning through full-time placement opportunities. The program also delivers software-based learning in advanced BFSI software such as Finacle™ and ET Finpro™. They are also prepared for NISM and DBF certifications, which are well-recognized in the industry. So it's not surprising then that students from earlier batches have been placed at some of the best banks and financial institutions in the country, such as DBS, HSBC, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Standard Chartered Securities, Tata Capital and Yes Bank to name a few. About TimesPro TimesPro a part of Times Professional Learning (TPL) offer a variety of courses in sectors such as banking, management, analytics, digital marketing, decision science and many more. As a professional skilling powerhouse for graduates and working professionals, we equip students with key skills 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. About GNIMS SGPC's Guru Nanak Institute Of Management Studies was established by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which is a Sikh governing body. It is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and is also affiliated to University of Mumbai. The institute strives for excellence, producing not only successful professionals, managers and entrepreneurs; but also responsible human beings who care for core human values and ethics.
Mumbai, 8th February, 2018: TimesPro has been adjudged the 'BEST B2C EDTECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR' at The EdTechReview Awards Ceremony 2018, held on the 3rd of February, 2018 in New Delhi. This award is in recognition of Times Professional Learning's (TPL) TimesPro's technology-enabled delivery for multiple courses across multiple centers. A major portion of the Executive Education Programs and the Retail Programs are delivered through proprietary delivery platform. This category was highly contested with the several national and international players vying for the coveted award. Speaking on the occasion, TPL's President, Anish Srikrishna, said, "We are honored to receive the award which we see as recognition of TPL's efforts to sustain a learner centric excellence paradigm for education. It is also testimony to our vision of fulfilling the education aspirations of millions of learners, by making excellence accessible, through learner centric innovations and global collaborations" Today TPL boasts of an enviable track record of career support to its learners. After successfully completing the programmes, over 8000 of our students have found placement and recognition at some of the most renowned institutions in India and the world. TPL offers various education programs at its state-of-the-art learning centers across India guided by experienced faculty, to hone skills across diverse verticals such as BFSI, Digital Marketing, Data Sciences, SAP, Media & Entertainment, etc. It is a pioneer in blended as well as D2D EdUTech. TPL is proud to partner with institutes of excellence - INSEAD, IIMC, IIMK, XLRI, etc to bring their programs to learners across India through our state of the art tech and network of 35 centers. About TimesPro: TimesPro a part of Times Professional Learning (TPL) offer a variety of courses in sectors such as banking, management, analytics, digital marketing, decision science and many more. As a professional skilling powerhouse for graduates and working professionals, we equip students with key skills 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. To know more visit www.timespro.com
Hyderabad, 20th Dec 2017: TimesPro, a part of Times Professional Learning (TPL), recently signed an MOU with A. P. Mahesh Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd, to train and recruit banking professionals for their branch offices across India. To announce this exclusive partnership, TimesPro Hyderabad on Tuesday organized a press meet. This ceremony was witnessed by important dignitaries from both the organizations including Shri Purshotamdas Mandhana, Chairman, Shri Ramesh Kumar Bung, Chairman Emeritus and Shri Umesh Chand Asawa, MD & CEO A. P. Mahesh Co-Operative Urban Bank Ltd, along with Mr. Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning. Under this partnership, Times Professional Learning (TPL) will skill the jointly shortlisted students towards a career in banking and equip them with the necessary skills and exposure. These students on successful training completion will be absorbed by A. P. Mahesh Bank at various positions open at their branch offices across four states in India. Mahesh Bank has agreed to collaborate with TPL as their training and recruitment partner. TPL will also be conducting an Induction Training for 44 New Recruits who have recently joined A. P. Mahesh Bank as Probationary Officersand also offer customized training programs for existing staff. On this occasion Anish Srikrishna, President - Times Professional Learning said, "In its five years of existence, TimesPro has assisted over 8000 students to graduate in all formats of Banking and Financial Services education; from PGDBM programs delivered at our retail centres to specialized MBA programs in BFSI delivered with several partner universities across India. TimesPro will continue to be a true partner to India's BFSI industry helping it find the right talent and continuous executive training for employees." TimesPro will impart training to students, subject to fulfilling various eligibility criteria, through certain fast track programmes such as the PGDBM XL and SBP. These programmes will be conducted by TimesPro's Hyderabad Centre at B.V. Raju Bhavan Road No. 2 Banjara Hills, Above Harley Davidson Showroom, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500034. After successful completion of the program, A. P. Mahesh Bank will welcome these professionals on board and offer them an annual salary package in the range of Rs. 1.4 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs for positions right from Branch Managers to Marketing Executives. Shri Purshotamdas Mandhana, Chairman of A. P. Mahesh Co-Operative Urban Bank Ltd., addressed the Press Meet and said that "He is glad to announce that Bank has entered in to MOU with Times Pro for manpower sourcing and training their employees right from Marketing Executives to Branch Managers. He told that Bank had started operations in 1978 with one Branch at Begum Bazaar with Share Capital of Rs.4.40 lakh and as on 31 March 2017, Bank's Share capital stands at Rs.33.23 crore with more than 31,000 shareholders. He has told that Mahesh Bank is the only Multi-state Scheduled Co-operative Bank in entire South India, with a Business Turnover of more than Rs.3,300 crores. He thanked the Management of Time Pro for the tie-up and he is confident that Times Pro will continue its support for sourcing and training the manpower for the bank in the near future". Shri Umesh Chand Asawa, MD & CEO, A. P. Mahesh Co-Operative Urban Bank Ltd., stated that "Bank is expanding its branch network and in the context of expansion and digitalization, Bank wants to attract best talent from the market for Branch Managers to Sales Executives across branches. To source the right talent, train and deploy the resources, we have associated with TimesPro. These are challenging times for the banking industry and we believe an illustrious partner like Times Professional Learning can help us get the right candidates for these important positions. I'm sure that these professionally conceptualised programs will make these students job-ready." The event concluded with few students, who had completed their PGDBM 2.0 receiving their job letter. Students who are interested in this programme and pursuing a flourishing career in Banking can apply. For more details, on the program call 9700066686
The PG Diploma and Certificate Program in Data Science (PGDDS) by Times Professional Learning (TPL) , in technical partnership with NVIDIA - the AI computing company, has been ranked among the Top 10 Executive Courses in India by Analytics India Magazine. The PGDDS which was recently launched just 5 months ago and has already left behind other programs from reputed institutes in India. TPL along with NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI), offers hands-on training for developers, data scientists and researchers looking to solve world's most challenging problems with deep learning. The program was rated highly in terms of course content, pedagogy, faculty, external collaboration, brand value and various other attributes. Rapid advances in technology is bringing AI or Artificial Intelligence to the fore. It is finding applications across various industries such as BFSI, IT, ecommerce, telecom, transportation and more. Professionals who are thinking ahead and are adapting to it are soaring higher in their careers while those who are still undecided are seeing a downtrend in their careers. Worth billions and growing stronger It is expected that in 2017 alone the global AI market would approximately be worth $2.42 billion, which will grow to $18 billion by 2022. It is no hidden fact that globally, investors backed more AI companies in the first quarter of 2016 than in any other quarter, while more than 200 AI-focused global companies have collectively raised more than $1.5 billion so far this year. TPL - Predicting the future in careers Times Professional Learning, has predicted understood this emerging trend and has designed several programs and workshops towards equipping professionals with this unique skillset. It has designed several professional-grade courses to help participants better understand and train in Deep Learning AI. These programs would also help them navigate the world of decision science. PGDDS - The best way to build a career in AI In the realm of Deep Learning and AI TPL has conceptualized different programs out of which Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science (PGDDS) - which is already ranked among Top 10 Executive courses in India, is the best way to go about it. This program is designed in such a way that it can help professionals from all levels to upgrade themselves, regardless of someone who is an entry level manager or someone who is at the mid-senior or senior level. The program equips participants with skills and knowledge to influence decision making, strategy.
Hyderabad, 15th November 2017 : Times Professional Learning recently conducted a Deep Learning Workshop at Hyderabad, in association with its technology partner NVIDIA. The one day workshop got a good response from the technology enthusiasts of Hyderabad. The instructor-led NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) Master Class on deep learning helped students and professionals understand various aspects of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (NVDLI) focuses on an instructor-led training for developers, data scientists and researchers. It was the first among a series of workshops to be conducted all across India at major cities such as Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Bengaluru. As a career option, Artificial Intelligence is at an exciting phase of growth, both in India and worldwide. Students and working professionals in India would do well to explore this emerging new frontier. So, learning from NVIDIA, the world leader in Deep Learning & AI, not only allows participants learn the nuances of the deep learning and its implementation but definitely adds a lot of value to their professional growth. The deep learning workshop conducted in Hyderabad on 14th NOV, 2017, was successful with motivated students and industry professionals longing to know about the advances in the world of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. The participants were also interested in learning more about how deep learning & AI and how it would impact their industry and what they should do and learn to stay ahead of the curve in their professional career. The event in Hyderabad brought together AI developers, data scientists, researchers, and academia who looked at AI trends, technology, case studies and India's role and opportunities in what many are calling the fourth Industrial Revolution. This hands-on one day workshop enabled participants to understand how Deep Learning is improving perception tasks and how to comprehend a network framework best suited to an organization's needs. Says a student who attended the workshop, "We got a holistic understanding of various concepts in Deep Learning and interacted directly with the DLI-certified instructor to understand the variety of DNN architectures." The workshop explored three approaches to identify a specific feature within each image using neural networks trained on NVIDIA DIGITSTM. Components include image classification and segmentation using DIGITSTM and neural network deployment using TensorRTTM. It helped to understand the role of batch size in inference performance; make various optimizations in the inference process and explore inference for a variety of different DNN architectures trained in other DLI Labs. After Hyderabad, TPL and NVIDIA's next stopover is next IIT Bombay, Powai in Mumbai where this workshop will be conducted on 24th November, 2017 and IIT New Delhi, Hauz Khas, on 28th November, 2017. For students and professionals willing to go the extra mile in their career this is a great opportunity to learn and train under DLI-certified instructors and earn an NVIDIA certificate of attendance. Considering the more than favorable response to this workshop, and the number of seats that are limited in Chennai, students and interested participants would do well to register in advance.
6th November '17, Mumbai: Times Professional Learning, in technical partnership with NVIDIA, the AI compute company that pioneered GPU-accelerated computing, recently announced the Deep Learning Workshop being conducted for the first time in India. The workshop is a one day, instructor-led NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) Class which will help students and professionals interested in Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Initiated by Times Professional Learning, the education arm of Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited (BCCL), this is the first of its kind workshop in India, in Deep Learning being conducted in six major cities - Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, New Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru. On the occasion, Anish Srikrishna, President - Times Professional Learning said, "We are going to witness some exciting times with massive amount of computational power at disposal of machines. So not just in India, but across the globe there is a dearth of professionals with knowledge and expertise of Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The initiative will rest with those professionals who understand the complexities of Deep Learning and how machines learn, think and work, and recognize objects and translate speech in real time." "As part of NVIDIA's effort to democratize AI, the Deep Learning Institute enables students, developers, data scientists, and researchers with practical training on the use of the latest AI tools and technology." said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, NVIDIA, South Asia. "We have expanded the breadth and depth of our offerings, so developers worldwide can learn how to leverage this transformative technology" added, Dhupar This hands-on workshop will enable participants to understand how Deep Learning is improving perception tasks and how to comprehend which framework is best suited to an organization's needs. The workshop will explore three approaches to identify a specific feature within each image using neural networks trained on NVIDIA DIGITS. Components include image classification and segmentation using DIGITS and neural network deployment using Tensor RTTM. It will also help understand the role of batch size in inference performance; make various optimizations in the inference process and explore inference for a variety of different DNN architectures trained in other DLI Labs. At the conclusion of the program, besides gaining a global standard certification, participants will also have gained hands-on experience with NVDLI instructors, opportunity to work NVIDIA's latest GPU-accelerated DL platforms to build neural networks, opportunities to meet and network with experts, access to open-source frameworks and online labs and a great way for career enhancement. Today Artificial Intelligence is driving businesses globally and it is playing an important role in every arena of business, right from improving healthcare to improving efficiency in all sectors to building smart cities to revolutionizing data analytics. Aspirants who want a rewarding career for themselves in technology can enroll for this Deep Learning workshop being conducted by Times Professional Learning in technical partnership with NVIDIA. As technology is swiftly transforming the future of work, this DLI workshop will help students and professionals understand Deep Learning, its applications and various facets, besides enabling them future-proof their career.
Hitesh, 32, was flourishing in his career as a portfolio manager with a large financial and stock broking advisory. He was adept at crunching numbers and was one of the brightest career prospects at the firm where he joined as a trainee. An analytical bent of mind and passion for equities and derivatives saw him ascend the corporate ladder in no time. A couple of years ago, his management decided to try Algo trading for their clients. Algorithmic trading is a form of software-based trading carried out by complex algorithms embedded into the system. This software-based trading takes buy or sell decisions in real time during trading hours, based on historical data and parameters pre-programmed. Gradually the algorithm platform began outperforming humans at work. Clients were happy with the handsome returns and so was the management. Hitesh, who was losing his shine, took this opportunity to update his skills and learn more about Decision Science. He soon got familiar with Algorithmic trading and Artificial Intelligence to regain his lost edge and empower himself with the modern science of decision making using Big Data. Today rapid advancement in technology has brought AI or Artificial Intelligence to the fore. AI is finding applications in not just the BFSI industry but sales, IT, ecommerce, telecom, transportation and more. Smart professionals such as Hitesh who are adapting to it are soaring higher in their careers while those who are still undecided are seeing a downtrend in their careers. Sexiest Job of the 21st Century Rated as the 'Sexiest Job of the 21st century' by Harvard Business Review, Data Science or Decision Science has got a sweeping influence across industries. Sifting through voluminous data, it can lead to valuable insights that can increase sales, detect frauds pertaining to anti-money laundering, pattern recognition and risk mitigation in various domains. Next Boom in private sector The Analytics India Report 2017 underlines Decision Science as the next sunrise sector. While revenue from Analytics is pegged at USD 2 billion in the financial year 2017 the start-up funding alone has crossed over USD 700 million in the last 2.5 years. India employs just 90,000 Analytics professionals in 600 various Analytics firms today. Shortfall of professionals Yet Decision Science has been efficiently harnessed by just a few corporations in India. Many of them admit a dearth of highly skilled professionals as it requires a combination of scientific background and computational and analytical skills. No doubt these professionals are commanding huge salaries. What aspirants need is a holistic program that addresses these concerns and understands the specific requirements to upskill in this respect. TimesPro Decision Science programs TimesPro, a part of Times Professional Learning, offers three programs - Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science, Post Graduate Diploma in Advance Data Sciences and Certificate in Advance Decision Science to explore Decision Science as a career through a combination of basic and advanced level courses for students at different levels of understanding and growth in their careers. From the industry's perspective these Decision Science programs have been designed keeping in mind the rapidly changing demands and requirements of the industry. These comprehensive programs are divided into modules, with special focus on all important aspects of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Analytics, Internet of Things, Deep Learning and Machine Learning. Program USPs This program is unique from the industry perspective as it lets you learn on updated technology platforms from world-class faculty and experienced industry leaders. It offers an optimum mix of concepts, tools and techniques, association with world-renowned technology partner NVDIA, placement assistance, case-study led problem solving for Retail, BFSI, HR and Healthcare among others which culminates in Capstone Projects. Eligibility Working professionals from middle and senior level management, with a minimum experience of 2 years, who possess an analytical bent of mind, and a Bachelor's or a Master's degree in Science/ Engineering/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Economics may apply for this rigorous program spread over 380 hours. Collaborating with NVIDIA Times Professional Learning (TPL), which is a division of BCCL or Bennett, Coleman and Company Limited is committed towards fulfilling aspirations of millions of learners through learner-centric innovations & global collaborations. As an integral part of this Decision Science program, TPL has entered into a strategic collaboration with NVIDIA, a $6.9 billion in revenue and a market capitalisation of $84 billion. It offers hands-on training for developers, data scientists, and researchers looking to solve the world's most challenging problems with deep learning through self-paced online labs and instructor-led workshops. TimesPro truly unlocks the immense potential that these programs in Decision Science hold. It is nevertheless a great opportunity for professionals looking to upskill and reinvent their careers. FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT http://timespro.com/data-science-training/post-graduate-diploma-in-advance-data-sciences.php or Call 9820040052
Highlights: Forrester Research states that India is world's fastest growing e-commerce market and is expected to reach $64 billion by 2021 TimesPro brand of Times Professional Learning partners with Amazon India to recruit and train experts for their certified Amazon Trained E-commerce Specialists (ATES) program Amazon trains a team of E-commerce specialists (ATES) to assist with daily business requirements Mumbai, September 15, 2017: E-commerce industry in India is undergoing a major overhaul. The sector is likely to grow over the $100-billion mark in the next five years, thus contributing to 4% of India's GDP. Factors such as increased penetration of internet and mobiles, online payments, and favorable demographics are changing the way companies interact with their customers. Today, the focus of E-commerce companies is on increasing their reach through mobile apps for higher growth. The future of E-commerce definitely looks bright and will be the result of mobile platforms, personalization, social media analytics, Omni-channel service and sharing economy business models. According to a new study by Forrester Research, approximately a fifth of total retail sales will take place online by 2021 in Asia Pacific, with 78 percent of that coming from mobile, up from 63 percent in 2016 it further states that India is world's fastest growing e-commerce market and is expected to reach $64 billion by 2021 with a compound annual growth rate of 31.2%. It has been noted that number of entrepreneurs seeking to expand business via E-retail is on a steep rise in India. Today, platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are often used by sellers to showcase their products apart from selling it on E-commerce giants like Amazon. Yet a notable gap of education on E-commerce exists. Our nation needs a team of specialists that can assist the sellers to bridge the existing gap. TimesPro and Amazon India have come together to provide better business and growth opportunities to those who seek a career in E-commerce. TimesPro has had a history of offering the needed and essential boost to pursue new-age careers, with strategic industry partnerships. The brand's partnership with Amazon India is all set to elevate the training standards of professionals in the e-commerce industry. This partnership of Times Professional Learning with Amazon India will help entrepreneurs to leverage their skills to iron out issues faced in online business and move towards a rewarding career. While TimesPro - Brand of Times Professional Learning has been actively involved with providing a conducive environment for professionals to develop themselves into experts; Amazon trains a team of E-commerce specialists (ATES) to assist people with daily business requirements. Amazon Trained E-commerce Specialist (ATES) is a first of its kind entrepreneurship program launched by Amazon, which is aimed at providing business opportunities to budding entrepreneurs. This program provides an opportunity to earn money with no limits by launching new sellers and helping existing sellers selling on Amazon.in. This team organizes a series of seller help events to reach out to a vast number of sellers across the country including remote villages, tier 2 and tier 3 cities. While there are many support channels for an Amazon Seller, help from an ATES is personalized and it is very specific to one's business. Commenting on the alliance, Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning, said, "We are delighted to partner with Amazon India. TPL aims to provide quality education, training and skills with strong industry connect and this certificate program with Amazon echoes that we have the required infrastructure to model the experts that will understand and perhaps regulate the e-commerce industry in a superior manner than before. We believe relationships such as these will be truly beneficial to the industry, especially when Indian e-commerce is expected to witness an exponential boom by 2021". "While the number of online sellers has increased manifold, a vast majority are still first time sellers who need hand holding to manage their business. They face challenges due to gaps in basic capabilities such as imaging, cataloging and overall account management. In line with our vision of transforming the way India buys and sells, we want to use the ATES network to enable sellers to manage and grow their businesses on Amazon.in with the help of trained professionals." said Archana Vohra, Director, Seller Enablement, Amazon India. Times Professional Learning will onboard and train candidates to participate in the ATES program and also facilitate the infrastructure essential to market and mobilize candidates for this program. As a professional skilling powerhouse for graduates and working professionals, Times Professional Learning equips students with key skills and offer executive education in sectors such as banking, management, analytics, digital marketing, decision science and many more. For more details about the programme visit: www.timespro.com/amazon or call +91 7400097487
MUMBAI, September 3rd , 2017 :TimesPro's Annual Student Convocation, 2017 (TASC 2017) held on 2nd September, at IES Auditorium, Mumbai, was a true manifestation of celebrating the spirit of delivering purposeful education. Over 200 students from all over the country attended the Graduation ceremony. The Graduating students and the 13 Gold Medallists received their certificates and awards from the Chief Guest Nitin Kapadia (Managing Director & CEO, Standard Chartered Securities India) and other Guests of Honour - Kaushik Ghate (Sr. Vice President and Head - Marketing Analytics, HDFC Bank Ltd., Mumbai); Arpita Vinay (Wholetime Director & Head - Family Office, Centrum Wealth Management); Vikash Choubey (Vice President and Regional HR Head, North, Axis Bank); Dr. Hrridaysh Deshpande (Member of the Governing Body of Ajeenkya DY Patil University); Preeti Singh (Vice President, E-commerce and Digital Operations at HDFC Standard Life Insurance) and Tejas Sanghavi, (Client Partner (Vice President) - Head of Staffing at Fractal Analytics). In his opening address, Anish Srikrishna, President, Times Professional Learning, stressed upon the need to stay relevant in a professional career. He said, "To stay relevant in this constantly changing world, you have to constantly upgrade your skills and be prepared to take risks. A career today is no longer about how much you earn or what role you get into, but about what learning it offers you while you work." He further added, "Learn from each experience, take out the positive, constructive and emblazon it in your memory. Look to acquire skills throughout your life and never be afraid to try new things." Stressing on the need for cross-functional expertise, Nitin Kapadia said, "The thin line between a finance job, a sales job or an operations job is no longer there. What I have seen in my last 15-20 years is that every person is actually a sales person now, be it operations or be it support. Gone are the days when you can't be a jack of all and master of none. I think you need to be jack of all and master of one. You need to think like the CEO." Some of the dignitaries brought out the true potential of India to the fore. Arpita Vinay began by talking about the opportunities in the financial sector. She said, "You must be aware that India's macros have never looked better. There's a significant inflow that's going to happen in financial savings." She was looking forward to exciting times in the adjacent space of banking such as wealth management, robot advisory, payment banks and alternative asset management. Vikash Choubey advised the students to enjoy work in the right perspective, "When someone says hard work is the mantra to success, we must understand the origin of that work, the relevance of that work, understand the ultimate objective of that work, the overall purpose of the work and why it has been given to you. Then only you will be able to enjoy that work, and your engagement with that work will be much more higher." Preeti Singh stressed upon the importance of learning by saying, "A workplace is not an extension of your college. Knowledge is something to be gained constantly. Every day is an opportunity for me to learn more." She stressed on the Three A's that define her success: right Attitude, Awareness and Authenticity. It was a memorable experience for student Erica James, who won Zonal Spartan, as she and her mother competed for top slot together in the same batch. She also shared her learning experience with TimesPro and its exhaustive curriculum. Congratulating the students Tejas Sanghavi talked about ACT- Attitude, Curiosity and Time Management in the information age. On time management he said, "Successful people always start their day early. Almost every successful person will start the day early. Get up and create a plan for the day and try and achieve that plan." Besides a great learning experience and state-of-the-art infrastructure, students also benefit from TimesPro's 95% placement record. TASC 2017 saw 13 dynamic students who were awarded with Gold Medals. GOLD MEDALLISTS -PGDBM-PAN INDIA TOPPER (HYDERABAD)- DVSK NIKHILA -PGDDM TOPPER (DELHI)- BIRENDER SINGH -PGDBA TOPPER (BANGALORE)- RAGHAVENDRA RAO -YES FORCE TOPPER (COCHIN)- APARNA KV -PGDBM WEST TOPPER (MUMBAI, ANDHERI)- KARTHIK CHANDRASEKARAN -PGDBM EAST TOPPER (PATNA)- AMRITESH NANDAN -PGDBM NORTH TOPPER (LUCKNOW)- KRITI SHUKLA -PGDBM SOUTH TOPPER (HYDERABAD)- DVSK NIKHILA -ZONAL SPARTAN - WEST (THANE)- MARIA JOSE -ZONAL SPARTAN - EAST (KOLKATA) - AVISHEK SINHA -ZONAL SPARTAN - NORTH (LUCKNOW) - HARISH VERMA -ZONAL SPARTAN - SOUTH (BANGALORE) - ERICA JAMES -PRESIDENT'S AWARD (JAIPUR) - NIDHI MISHRA -DISTINCTION IN NISM CERTIFICATION (MUMBAI, ANDHERI) - KARTHIK CHANDRASEKARAN For more information, visit- http://www.timespro.com .