Tuesday 10 November 2015

Diwali Celebrations

On account of holidays, Diwali was celebrated much earlier this year on November 4, 2015 at ABV-IIITM. With an awe inspiring decoration effort complimenting the name festival of lights, we put much of our effort in decorating ourselves and arrived on the venue in front of the Administration block at seven in the evening. Then the fun began with the Rangoli making competition. Almost 10 teams of almost five each took part in this event and ended up creating some miraculous pieces. Then we had a “dia” designing competition held. Students painted their lamps and consequently the floor beneath. With similar participation the lamps finally received their honors in being lit by our prestigious teachers Dr. Joydeep Dhar and Dr. Anurag Srivastav. Then we began the fireworks session gently with a few sparklers and flower pots. Then we moved on to the more exciting bombs and rockets. Safety was the first priority and this ensured that no mishaps occurred, well almost all of them. Then began the usual, traditional DJ night with students dancing their batteries out. But this didn’t stop a few freaks from running to the ground for a few shots at crackers, well the more explosive ones. Finally the event ended at nine o’ in the evening. The fun we had might have exhausted us but still hearts demand the next year Diwali comes sooner than it should.



Friday 30 October 2015


     Let me start with a very highlighted phrase (also called richa) written in world’s most ancient book, Rigveda. In this ’richa’, a woman “SHACHI” describes  her self-respect  like this
Means “I am the flag bearer, cacuminal among women, and the great orator. I am victorious, and my husband is under my   wishes.” Shachi   is the wife of the king of   gods ‘INDRA'.So this just a simple line shows that what fabulous position the Indian women were holding at that time in the society.
Vedic culture is witness that at that time women were partner of men in real words. They used to go in battle with them, used to do sacrificial rituals (yagya) with them, used to help in agricultural tasks and used to write very good literature also. If the great sages like ‘Gritsmada , Vishwamitra , Vashishtha , Vaamdev , Atri and Bhardwaj’ have very reputed role in writing Rigveda then I must mention that the great ladies like ‘Ghosha, Apala, Lopamudra and Indrani’ have also equal importance in composing Rigveda. A class of intellectual have belief that the seven mantras that is recited in vedic culture marriage are not written by any male rishi or maharishi, it is the seven promises that a female sage ’Surya Savitri’  took from her husband at the time of her marriage. These were her emotional feelings that instantaneously arose from the core of her heart. These seven mantras give emotional explanation to the complex relations of husband and wife.
Now the question arises that if women in our country were so highly reputed and self-capable in Rigveda age then how did they reach to such misery? Books of Indian ancient history contain the solution of this riddle. As I have shown earlier that women were standing at the same position where the men were. This was the time when Arya civilization was taking shape. Villages were established. Our ancestors started thinking of business going ahead of agriculture. But, for business, business centers were needed and for that centers towns were needed. Birth of towns led to some bad rituals.
After Vedic age, the epic age brought bad omen for women. This was the time when Rhapsodes wrote Ramayan and Mahabharat. These both immortal epics elaborate effectively India of that time. They tell us that towns transformed into empires. These empires developed the feeling of  ‘making slaves’ inside a human. They started fighting to each other to prove their highness and to defeat others pride.  Unfortunately, men used women as an equipment for this purpose. Ravan kidnapped Sita, and Kauravas tried to undress Draupadi in the fully filled hall.
The moral deterioration of Great India who was the head of intellectuality and liberalism started exactly from this point. This process was taking strange shapes in different centuries. Rajputs started “jouhar” and Mughal started “parda”. Among these bad things, the worst and unimaginable ‘Pratha’ started in our country and that was “Sati Pratha”. In South India, beginning of ‘Devdasi’ was also the result of same male dominated thinking. These all things hurt the energy and soul of women very badly. The condition of women is much worrying today. 33% girls in our country are forced to marry before the age of 18.In rural areas, approximately 45% and in urban areas approximately 35% women are facing the problem of lack of blood in their body.
I do not want to go in stats. They are really depressing. The point that I want to convey is that situation demands to change and it is compulsory. Since I am celebrating Navratra so I realized that no better time other than this I may get to talk about the fate of half population of earth.
We all have to understand that by worshiping the nine figures of Maa Durga, we all are worshiping that power (Shakti) who gives birth, who creates, who preserves and if time demands then destructs the injustice. In our country, the women have been idol of continuous fight against darkness. Our great sages of Rigveda had tried to convey the same thought to us, but we forgot them.
Thanks to god, that on account of Navratra, Maa Durga still comes in million homes of our country and symbolically tells us that we are surrounded by the army of Mahishasurs in all four directions. We all have to fight with them and have to win over them.



Monday 19 October 2015


 With the motto of nurturing freshness of ideas and creativity, INFOTSAV, the annual techno-managerial fest of ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management was organized on 3rd and 4th October this year.
The two-day fest was attended by more than 1000 students from various colleges who participated in more than 15 different contests and competitions some of which like Code Rush, Trove Trace, Forex, Stock Sutra had already been conducted before. The first day commenced with the inauguration ceremony followed by managerial events ‘Sameeksha’, ‘Brandsome’ and ‘Pinnacle’. To unleash the gaming maniacs within, the event Gamiacs was organized which witnessed tremendous participation and aggressive competition. The highlight of the fest was the event ROBO FIESTA in which more than 20 teams competed with their robots in categories of four: Blazing Wheels, Line Follower, Robo Soccer and Robo War. The preliminary rounds were held on the first day and finals on the second. The atmosphere buzzed with the excitement of the crowd. Over 100 students participated in the event Treasure Hunt where players search for a hidden object by following a trail of clues. Astronomy night, a non-competition event was also organized in which students viewed Saturn via telescope. The day ended with much awaited DJ night where students showed their dancing moves and enjoyed to their fullest.

Justifying the slogan of ‘Nurturing Novelty’ the second day of Infotsav provided a plethora of events to showcase your talents. Some of which were Tomorrow’s Cities, Aadhar and Innovation through Waste. Finals of events like Quiz, Web Designing, Escape, Brandsome and Robo Fiesta also took place. Students got a chance to attend the guest lectures of prominent personalities. Next came the prize distribution ceremony in which prizes worth more than a lakh were rewarded. The organizers were honored for their intense work and endeavor because of which the event was successful on a large scale. ‘Kavi Sammellan’ was organized too in which famous poets were invited. The poems were in verse forms with simple words that were thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. The fest ended on a musical note by a mind-boggling performance by the college band.

Following the trend of previous years, INFOTSAV 2k15 enlighted and ignited young minds towards technology and innovation. The bar has already been set higher. Infotsav will be back next year with much more fun and vigor.


Sunday 18 October 2015


                                            -Nurturing Novelty

Infotsav, the techno-managerial fest of ABV-IIITM, Gwalior was conducted with all pomp and fervor on 3rd and 4th October. Starting with the inauguration ceremony, the event witnessed equal participation from students of all years and even students from other colleges. Divided into technical, managerial, simulation, quiz, robotics and gamiacs, the whole event provided a wide range of platforms for students to showcase their talents and to compete with students of different levels. More than a mere technical or managerial fest, Infotsav proved to be an open stage for them to enjoy, compete and evaluate themselves.
  1.         The first day of Infotsav 2015 started with a splendid inauguration ceremony which gave everyone a peep into what Infotsav is all about and what it has in store. Online technical and simulation events like trove trace, code rush, forex, stock sutra etc. conducted before 3rd and 4th October also showed great enthusiasm from technical college students. Various managerial events like ‘Sameeksha’, ‘Brandsome’ and ‘Pinnacle’, conducted on the first day received great appreciation. Showing that Infotsav was not completely a strict and formal event, gamers of ABV-IIITM and outside equally created an atmosphere of fun and freedom in the event gamiacs. The on spot events like pseudo algorithm and paint ball added the flavor. But the most participated event remained the treasure hunt conducted on 3rd October in which teams participated with all energy to track down the treasure. The event was followed by astronomical night, where students were given an opportunity to telescopically see the Saturn and the moon. Concluding all these fun filled events, a DJ night was organized to mark the end of the first day of Infotsav 2015.

        October 4th, the second day of Infotsav had the final rounds of major events and many other fun filled competitions in store. Quiz and jobs had their final rounds; web designing, escape and app development contests were held and even managerial events like tomorrow’s cities and adhaar involved great participation. Guest lectures by various prominent technical experts were also held on both the days and aroused the thirst for knowledge in various topics in students. Innovation through waste stood hand in hand with the institute’s nature friendly measures and was a treat to the eyes. But ‘robo-fiesta’ justified itself of being the most anticipated event by having maximum participation and enthusiasm in the two fun-filled days. The competitions concluded with a prize distribution ceremony where the winners were rewarded along with the event core team and with equal appreciation to the organizers and volunteers. After the prize distribution ceremony, ‘kavi-sammelan’ was organized by 'HINDI SAMITI' which was a complete treat to both faculty and students. An enthralling performance by the music band of the college marked the end of the big day. Infotsav, sticking to its motto-‘nurturing novelty’, left a unique mark in the minds of everyone who participated and became a part of it.  
                                                                             -HARITHA SREEDHARAN NAIR


Saturday 17 October 2015

Interview With Anubha Swami(HR TCS)

Reporter Arvind Rachouri & Hardik Khandelwal

Ques: -Mam, how was the hospitality in our campus?

Answer: -It 
was very nice and it was one of the best experiences to plant a tree in the campus.

Ques: -What 
is one of the most irritating things you face in an interview?

Answer: -Repetitive 
answers, practical answers which don't make genuine sense are the most irritating things I faced while taking interviews.

Ques:   How would you describe an ideal candidate?

Answer: -An ideal candidate is one who is confident and one who is able to express themselves as transparently as possible.

Ques: -TCS 
is one of the largest recruiters in the industry.What is the secret behind this?

Answer: -We 
have many new projects coming in so manpower is needed and new talent is required.

Ques: -Is 
it true that TCS gives the lowest pay?

Answer: -Besides 
salary we give our employees many employee benefits and very good retention within our company.

Ques: -Is 
coding everything?

Answer: -No, it 
isn't everything because we utilize people from different sectors.

Editor: - 

Photographer- Jalaj Vashney

Friday 16 October 2015




T Ilayaraja is an IAS officer.India has around 5000 IAS officers. T Ilayaraja is one of those 5000 VIPs. 5000 IAS officers sounds a very small number to administer a large and populous country like India. To become an IAS officer is considered to be great achievement in India, it is a matter of great respect for the family to whom IAS officer belongs.


Q) What does quality mean to you?
A) Quality for me means better delivery of services. There should be satisfaction among the customers. It is delivered through perfection. For industries, quality is precision and accuracy. For service sector quality means the best delivery of services.

Q) In projects like Make in India, what should we focus upon more  – the quality of the product or its quantity?
A) Quantity and quality are two very subjective words. Quantity is nothing but the multiplication of quality.  If we focus more on the quality then we can bring the quantity in it. Hence the focus should mainly be on the quality but at the same time in projects like Make in India, quantity does matter. With 120 crore people living in this country, the quantity is a big aspect that an administrator has to look upon. We have to do work keeping in mind both these aspects .

Q) There has been a lot of projects launched in this country by the government and the Indian public seems to be very excited. Do you think the outside world sees these projects in the same manner?
A) The outside world always sees opportunity. In India, we need investments. We have got a lot of human resources. Getting investments would make our resources more skilled and efficient. We would get new technologies from them. The things that I am talking about is WiFi, broadband, etc. All these things are IT related. The countries which are IT superpowers always look for oppportunities in countries like us. Hence there is a win win situation arising. They will gain profits and we will get new technology. We might even get headquarters of big companies being set up in India .

Q) What measures can be taken so that the incidents like maggi don’t happen again?
A) For food products there are acts made in the Parliament. To maintain it at the district level we have food controllers in every district. They ensure food safety and quality. For industrial outputs there is a quality certificate called ISO certificate to determine its quality. The case with Maggi is a very peculiar one. This can be checked if we improve our own agencies and monitor them carefully.  

Q) What are the challenges that the service sector is facing these days?
A) For bringing of quality product we have to be very specific in nature. But  ensuring quality in the service sector is very challenging. There is a technological gap in our country. There are computer literates and illiterates. For a country aspiring to be an IT hub, this is not a situation we want to be in. We need to educate ourselves in computer technology. But the problem lies in the fact that there is no subject for computer science in government schools till tenth standard. We need to work towards this.
In social sectors administration is a complex thing. There is a problem of malnutrition in our country. We have to identify those who are needy and bring them to nutrition rehab centers. There is a huge amount of data needed. A single person is not enough for this. Crop failure is also a problem in our country. Technology can play a big role in helping us tackle these problems. For example drones these days are also used to check crop failure. Hence, people who are efficient in technology need to come forward and make the service sector more efficient.



Monday 5 October 2015


INTERVIEWED BY :- Shagun Srivastav and Mahima Gupta
Q1.As a recruiter, what are your expectations from the students of               our institute?
Ans. Being an e-commerce company obviously we want people with  technical skills but apart from that, we want people with good learning skills and luckily this year we do have got many people and the bar has raised as compared to last year.

Q2.Did our students managed to fulfill your expectations?
Ans. Yeah, rather it was tough for us to decide and select the best out of best. The performance this year was much better than last time.

Q3.Is Info Edge searching only for technical people or both technical and managerial?
Ans. We are basically recruiting developers so at this time we are not really demanding managerial skills and in my opinion managerial skills come from experience. It will take time to inhibit managerial skills.

Q4.Can you please tell us something about your joining and career in Info Edge?
Ans. I completed my graduation in the year 2004. Before joining 99acres.com, I have also worked in Halasoft Technology Pvt. Ltd., Shiksha.com, and Yahoo.com. I have been working in 99acres.com for the last few years and its been a great journey.

Q5. Where do you rank our institute among all the institutes that you visited?
Ans. Besides ABV-IIITM, I have also visited MNIT-Jaipur, Banasthali Vidyapeeth, NIT-Kurukshetra and NSIT-Delhi and have found talent everywhere. I actually don’t believe in ranking. Wherever we find talented and skilled people, we take them.

Q6.Among all your websites naukri.com is the most famous one. How do you manage between all your websites?
Ans. Talking about management, we have different teams for different departments. The freshers which we will recruit will be given a preliminary training and then according to their skills and interests, they will be assigned different departments. 

Q7.How do you like our campus?
Ans. I like your campus very much. This is my second visit to this campus. I especially like the greenery here. I loved the handmade bouquet which was given for welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHER & EDITOR :-  Saloni Nigam Gunjan Tripathi 

Tuesday 29 September 2015


INTERVIEWED BY:- Racktim Patar AND Prakhar Shrivastav
  1.  What are your opinions and views about ABV-IIITM?

Well, I would like to say that this institute has got many good students with good coding skills which is very essential for us, since we hire software engineers. Apart from coding skills,  students here have knowledge of big data architecture too which is also very important.

  1. When did you join info-edge and what has been your mindset since then?
It has been two and a half years. And for me it’s all about hiring best engineers from prominent institutes like IITs NITs and IIITs. We always search for the best talents so that we can improve our websites and satisfy our customers.
  1. Where do you see IIITM in the near future?
Well, I can’t predict, because it all depends on the students. Ranking of the institute can only improve if you do something different and stand apart from other institutes.
  1. What are the qualities you look for in a student to be recruited?

Basic programming knowledge is essential. But more than that what is required is learning ability. If you have knowledge which is not refreshed now and then, it might not be of much use; but if you don’t know, say a language, but still can learn it, it is much better.

  1. How do you rate the competitors of your company?
Considering our websites, naukri.com has no notable competitor since we have 80% of the market in our hands. Sites like monsterindia.com are lagging far behind. Our matrimonial website jeevansathi.com is running pretty good but we have competition from shaadi.com and bharatmatrimonial.com. 99acres.com is also flourishing even if in tough competition with magicbrics.com and housing.com.

  1. Being the owners of prominent websites like naukri.com, shiksha.com etc., what do you believe is your success mantra?

I think our success mantra is innovation and adapting to new technology. For example, the internet traffic has shifted from desktop to mobile. So we have also introduced mobile apps of our websites which are a huge success.

  1. Where do you see your company in the coming 5 years?

Indian economy is undergoing a positive change after the coming in of the Modi government. This, itself is the confidence of every Indian. As the economy booms, more job opportunities will come and it will reflect in our products also.

  1. How do you think that your pressure handling capabilities have changed over time after joining the company?
Pressure handling has a direct link with work experience. Once you go up the ladder, it becomes easier to handle pressure and to come up with solutions. Being a beginner, you might ask for help from seniors and friends but once you gain experience you begin to handle things by yourself.

  1. Do you prefer to have experienced employees or fresher’s?

For successful functioning of a firm, a balance of both is required. But having more experienced people can turn the pyramid of employees upside down, i.e. lots of people to handle and very less people to be handled.

  1. It is often seen that students with good knowledge in information technology often get low GPA due to curriculum or other such reasons. So what do you prefer, their talent or higher GPA of another student?

About the reason of low GPA being the curriculum, I’ll say that students have to go through it before choosing their college itself. But we not only look for GPA, we also compare it with their 10th and 12th standard board marks. If all the scores are below average, there is no scope of the person being a good performer.

  1. Can you share any experience of yours which always put a smile on your face, thinking of it?

During my post-graduation days, we used to collect funds from cooperatives and used it to deposit school fees of underprivileged children. I always cherish it as a wonderful experience.

  1. What have you found in our institute that sets us apart, something like a tagline for our institute?

Whenever we come, we find birds and other wildlife around which cannot be found in any other place. Today itself I came to see a peahen with its ten children around it. Such kind of natural beauty is not so common in other technology institutes.

Behind the camera-Komaturi Avinash

Wednesday 23 September 2015


Q) Sir, you got your degree from this institute only and now today you are here doing recruitment of the students. How does it feel?
A) I got my degree from here only in 2013. I would say that it was great to be a part of this institute which gave me the platform from where I became a part of HCL.   
Q) So according to you what are the best things here and also what are those things on which we need to work on?
A) The best thing is here we get a very good exposure to technology. The students here are technically sound. From yesterday we are doing recruitment and we found that the students have a good technical knowledge.
The things on which you need to work on are your self-confidence and communication skills because being in corporate world, you must have an optimum potential to express yourself in front of people.
Q) There are such students also who don’t know English or they are a little weak in it, so what about them?
A) Actually, I was also from state board, so the same problem was with me too but when I realised its importance, I started to work on it.
I would say that you can do simple things like when you are watching an English movie, turn the subtitles off and then try to understand and if you face problem you can again switch them on. Try speaking in front of a mirror, at first you will laugh but eventually seriousness will come. Read English novels of any author or of whichever type. These things really help.
Q) To what extent does CGPA really matter?
A) Actually, yes it matters. It’s not like you should be a 9 or 10 pointer but you must have knowledge about other subjects and other things too, then only you can be an efficient product.
Q) Do you believe ‘hire and fire rule’ of the companies is right? Does HCL also follow it?
A) No I don’t think that it’s right & HCL does not follow it. In our company it has never happened that anyone has been fired liked that only. If people leave then it is by their will like for research work etc.
Q) According to you, in what aspects do we lag behind from leading IITs?
A) As per leading IITs, they are more focussed on applied research. The work should not be done only for publishing it, you must do it with interest, thinking about their practical usages too.



Friday 18 September 2015



Q) Ma’am, how does it feel to be a part of a company which is of Indian Origin, standing firmly before the foreign giants?
     A) I joined HCL only a month ago and when I entered there they gave me a great project on AI (Artificial Intelligence) and they even called foreign professors to train us in this field. So yes I feel great to be a part of such a company which focuses on emerging technologies.

Q) Will you tell us about your journey and efforts from an ordinary person to being a part of such a leading brand?
     A) Initially I started like everyone else i.e. by doing programming and all. Later on I realised that it is not just about programming, you also need to explore new technologies coming out. We should not just stick to any one language. Like if you know C, try learning JAVA, Android etc.

Q) How far do you think that the syllabus being taught in Indian colleges is sufficient?
     A) I agree that the syllabus is not just enough and that’s why I would say that you should always take part in technical fests and things like that, which I came to know are well taken care of in this institute. These things were not there in my college. They prove to very beneficial.Students can also take projects from outside to work on, this is again very helpful.

Q) Do people get a chance to explore even when they are in a job?
     A) According to me, you can explore as much as you want. When I joined, I went on learning Node JS, there a person came and told me that that’s not how you learn. It’s a research oriented job and we should know how it’s done. We should go in depth and not stick to what’s known but must think  about the different possibilities & that’s what job profile is today.

Q) Ma’am, what is more important- CGPA or Talent, as a person might be very good in coding but not so in some other subjects?
      A) Talent is of course more important but CGPA shows your overall performance. Being good in coding is just not enough. You should be sound in other subjects too like Maths which is also very important. I mean only 60% marks are enough and I don’t think it’s a great deal.

Q) How do you find our institute to be-  the campus, the students, etc?
     A) It is very nice- so clean & green and I am impressed by the technical skills of the students.

Q) Anything that you want to suggest or advice the students of IIITM?
     A) I just want say that ‘If you love what you do, you’ll be successful’.