Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee

IIFTians make it to the Rice Business Plan Competition at Houston ,Texas, USA

Monday, March 19, 2012 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee

Team Samriddhi ( Arun Pandit , Anurag Ranjan ,Hemant Prajapati , Rohit MittalSudeep Deb & Charu Dwivedi) selected amongst the top 42 teams out of 400 teams from around the world to compete in front of 250 judges at the Rice Business Plan Competition ( The world's Richest and Largest B-Plan competition ) at Houston ,Texas , USA for an expected $1.3 million in prizes !! Go IIFT Go !!! 

A head for numbers...Rashesh Shah

Sunday, February 19, 2012 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee

Business Standard features Mr. Rashesh Shah, IIFT alum and CEO of Edelweiss Financial Services. Truly, the quintessential successful Gujarati businessman.

IIFT Alumnus Pooja Jain, ED, Marketing, Luxor Group featured on ET

Thursday, February 09, 2012 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee

IIFT Alumnus Pooja Jain, ED, Marketing, Luxor Group talks to ET about evolving marketing strategies.

IIFT, French B-school sign co-operation MoU

Saturday, February 04, 2012 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee

Agreement facilitates educational and academic exchanges between both institutions

To facilitate educational and academic exchanges between the two institutions, Dr Phillipe Rivet, Vice Dean for Education – ESC Rennes School of Business, France and Dr R K Mitra, Registrar – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade 
(IIFT) today signed a general agreement at IIFT’s office in Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi.

Speaking after the signing ceremony, Dr Satinder Bhatia – Chairperson (International Collaboration & Capacity Development), IIFT, said: “The cooperation MoU is a boon for students from both institutions. Students on the ESC Rennes Master Programme Grande Ecole (PGE) (M1 & M2 levels) can now take courses in English on the MBA programme at IIFT’S New Delhi campus. On a reciprocal basis, IIFT students on the MBA programme to the PGE can do the same at ESC Rennes, France. IIFT students holding a Bachelor’s degree will also have the opportunity to study in one of the international master’s programmes at Rennes.”

ESC Rennes is located in Brittany, barely two hours from Paris by TGV (high-speed train). The School is certified by the European Foundation for Management Development – EPAS label (Grande Ecole Programme), the British Open University and the French Ministry for Further Education. The School has a partnership network with 160 foreign universities in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Unrivalled in Europe, ESC Rennes has 80% English-speaking foreign teachers. Business Managers frequently contribute as guest speakers. Professional internship periods and French lessons that are included in the programme further strengthen students’ skills. The School also has two research centres, the Centre for Responsible Business and the Centre for Technology Management, enhancing teaching standards.

Commenting on the agreement, Dr Phillipe Rivet, Vice Dean for Education – ESC Rennes School of Business, said: “As an elite French Management School, ESC Rennes School of Business offers a Bachelor programme in management and 11 international Masters programmes entirely in English. With one-third foreign students comprising 74 different nationalities, the multicultural ethos at ESC Rennes immensely benefits all students. After graduation, this facilitates their entry into a working world that is global in outlook.”

“Beneficial activities such as exchange of students and faculty members will now be promoted periodically on a mutual basis. Finally, securing an international Masters in English while living in France will no longer be difficult for Indian students,” concluded IIFT’s Dr. Satinder Bhatia.

IIFT wins CFA Global Investment Research Challenge-India FINALS

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee

Five students of MBA-IB, second year ( Navin BabuThangaraj VenkatachalamMaharajan NallasivanPranav Bajoria and Arul Vel Arasan) made IIFT proud yesterday by emerging winners in the National Finals of the CFA Global Investment Research Challenge held in the Bloomberg Office in Mumbai.

The competition is supported by three premier organizations including NSE (National Stock Exchange), Bloomberg and Bloomberg UTV as sponsors and long term corporate partners.
CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals worldwide, promoting the best practices in equity research among the next generation of analysts in association with the Indian Association of Investment Professionals (IAIP), launched the “CFA Institute Research Challenge”. This is an annual, global educational initiative launched by the CFA Institute.

The panel of judges for the event included:
  • Sunil Singhania, CFA, Head - Equity Investments, Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd; and President of IAIP
  • Ratnesh Kumar, Managing Director and Head, Standard Chartered Securities India
  • Alan Meder CFA, SVP and Chief Risk Officer, Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.; and Vice Chair, CFA Institute Board of Governors
  • Ramesh Damani, seasoned investor with over two decades of experience
The team now moves on to compete in the Asia Pacific Final that will be held in Hong Kong in March 2012 and which will feature the best B-schools from Asia. 

IIFT has yet again proved its mettle edging out several of the top b-schools in this country like the IIM's to win this honour.

All the best guys for the Asia Pacific Round! GO IIFT GO!!

QS Global 200 Survey ranks IIFT 21st best b-school in ASIA PACIFIC region

Friday, December 09, 2011 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee

IIFT scaled even greater heights today, being ranked 21st by QS Global 200 survey in its best b-schools in the Asia pacific region survey. IIM-A was the highest ranked Indian b-school in the list with a rank of 2nd.

According to the report, IIFT is the 21st best B School in Asia Pacific Region. Survey is based on Recruiter's opinion. Find below the links for the same.

NDTV Politically Incorrect at IIFT Campus

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee

NDTV Politically Incorrect was shot at the IIFT Campus on December 4th. The guests who participated in the debate included Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar and Mr. Swapan Dasgupta. The debate was moderated by Ankita Mukherji. The topic was the current hotcake "Does the rollback of FDI in retail signal the end of the Indian growth story ?". Students from both the 2012 and 2013 batches were present in the audience and they participated actively by asking incisive questions which was greatly appreciated by the guests.

The show will be telecast at 9:30 PM on Friday, 9th December on NDTV 24x7. There will also be a repeat telecast at 9:30 AM on the following morning. Don't miss the episode.

Photos coming soon!

Ad Mad Results!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee


1st: Hindu-I (Hindu College)
2nd (tied): Junoon-I: Dyal Singh (evening) and A Few Bad Men (IIFT)

Brand Vistaar Results Declared

Friday, November 18, 2011 Posted by Bibaswan Banerjee

Winners:Team Mavericks from MDI
Runners'-up: Team Sammies from MICA
Congratulations to the winners