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National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai welcomed Dr. Christian J. Engelsen, SINTEF, Norway to its campus today. He had a fruitful discussion with respected Prof. Manoj Tiwari, Director, NITIE, Mumbai in the contemporary areas of Construction Industry. Prof. Manoj Tiwari, Director, NITIE, Mumbai also discussed emerging areas in construction industry where SINTEF, Norway and NITIE-Mumbai can explore collaborations
Summary of Panel Discussion
International Growth Centre, London School of Economics and Political Sciences,
online Panel Discussion
Policies and innovations for climate-resilient farming in developing countries
16th February, 230 GMT
NITIE is proud to announce that Prof Vijaya Gupta, Professor of Economics, of NITIE, Mumbai, was invited by Prof Jonathan Leape, Executive Director of IGC, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, as a speaker in the above panel discussion along with Mr Assan Ng'ombe- Resilience Officer at AGRA, South Africa and Prof Kyle Emerick- Associate Professor of Economics at Tufts University.
This event focused on the vital role of agricultural adaptation in response to climate change and as an integral part of sustainable economic development. Panelists discussed the challenges that farmers face in adapting to grow more diverse and climate-resilient crops and some of the solutions that can help overcome them.
The discussion started with the barriers farmers faced in adopting new technology to minimize the impact of climate change. Prof. Vijaya Gupta discussed that based on a micro-level assessment of more than 700 farmers in Bihar, 80 percent of the farmer could perceive and predict climate change and variability (research work of Chandan Jha and Vijaya Gupta). Their adaptation depends on the expected utility from adaptation and the risk of not adapting. The choice of adaptation strategies improves with accurate and timely information on climatic variability, and precise technical details of adaptation strategies can help in precision farming. The adaptation strategies could be on-farm (like crop rotation, changing crop variety, soil, and water conservation), livelihood diversification (migration, leasing land, or changing land use), and financial risk diversification (crop insurance, planting vegetables). In the absence of institutional support mechanisms, including knowledge transfer on agronomic practices through extension services, institutional credit provisions, better price realization through market access, better bargaining in markets, financial insurance against risk, mobile network, adaptation can be challenging. Their adaptation decisions are further challenged by their ability to adapt. She emphasized further that the developing world faces high resource use inefficiencies, particularly land, water, and human resources used in agriculture. To earn a livelihood, farmers migrate due to the pull of economic opportunities and push for adaptation to climate change and poverty alleviation, a possible insurance mechanism to diversify their income. A silver lining is through financial and knowledge remittances and adaptive capacity improvements. The study also found a positive association between adaptation strategies and crop productivity. Also, indigenous knowledge needs to be integrated with climate science. The GoI and many NGOs are promoting indigenous knowledge.
Economic studies based on micro-assessment at the farm level need to be conducted to establish the feasibility and profitability of innovative and scientific adaptation methods. Early warning systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, remote sensing, GPS, and software to guide end-to-end agricultural operations are a few innovations in agriculture and water conservation fields.
The climate-smart and integrated agriculture, including livestock and forestry, with a triple win strategy of increased productivity, enhanced resilience, and reduced emissions to make the farming community climate-resilient are the needs of the hour. Mitigating carbon in the agriculture sector is equally important in the future as the sector's proportionate contribution in total GHGs emission becomes relatively higher than other sectors, and carbon tax needs to be imposed beside other measures.
Mr. Assan discussed the challenges faced by African farmers in times of climate change. He addressed the strength and development of new policies where the youth of the country and the educational system need to focus. Prof. Kyle emphasized the migration of the people and gender equality. Throughout this discussion and Q&A session, the panelists focused on critical issues like adapting the new technology, increasing the efficiency and productivity of the farm, and climate-smart agriculture.
NITIE is honored to welcome Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman, Board of Governors, NITIE
NITIE also welcomed Mr. Parthasarathy V S, the newly appointed Member of the NITIE Board.
Mr. Shetty highlighted the importance of a structured approach to working and discussed the strategic and growth plan of NITIE. Under the guidance of Prof. Manoj Tiwari, Director NITIE, a team of faculty members and staff presented the academic and infrastructural growth proposal. The meeting was also graced by Mr. Atul Kulkarni, Project Consultant & Advisor, NITIE, and other invited delegates.
Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty appreciated the efforts of alumni in building the entrepreneurship culture at NITIE. He congratulated three Unicorns of NITIE, Polygon Technology, DealShare, and Square Yards. He also encouraged the faculty and staff of NITIE to think big and dream big. &
NITIE takes the opportunity to thank Mr. Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman BoG, NITIE, Mr. Parthasarathy V S, Mr.Atul Kulkarni, and all the guests for sparing their valuable time
We are happy to share that Mr. Sanat Chattopadhyay, Executive Vice President and President, Merck & Co. Inc, USA, an alumnus of NITIE (PGDIE batch 1981-83), has organized a donation of USD 20,000 through Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., India, for NITIE. He is a recipient of 2016 prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award of NITIE.
NITIE plans the distribution of food items, masks and sanitisers and reading materials for kids of contract labourers attached with NITIE. This noble step would help to reduce labourers worry about their families basic need during the epidemic.
NITIE students, faculty, and staff and Alumni express our gratitude to him for such generous and timely assistance
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, was honored to have Mr. Sumit Sinha for the second session of the corporate talk series conducted on 29th April on “Rethinking the chain- Build to Suit”. Mr. Sumit Sinha has 20 years of supply chain experience in management consulting, end to end supply chain, and business analytics. He has worked with multiple organizations like PwC, Dell and now with the J&J consumer health division as the head of supply chain.
Mr. Sumit Sinha interacted with NITIE faculty & students through online talk and highlighted about the disruptions in supply chain. He talked about the various myths in a supply chain that were uncovered during the pandemic situation such as, collaboration is not just a few people job and change management is not a multi-year task. He touched upon the need to move from a responsive supply chain to a predictive supply chain. He also mentioned that innovation and advanced technologies like AI are the key to cost-effective and agile supply chain. We thank Mr. Sumit Sinha for this insightful session and Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari (Director, NITIE) for initiating such sessions. We would also like to thank the organizing team, Prof. Sanjeev Verma, Prof. Ruchita Gupta, and Prof. Hema Diwan for their valuable support and enthusiasm in making this event a huge success.
Director, NITIE Prof. Manoj K. Tiwari welcomed the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Board Members Dr. Dilip Peshwe, Mr. Basant, and Mr. Manoj Kumar Singh along with Shri Atul Kulkarni, Board Member, NITIE. The KVIC Board Members requested NITIE to suggest solutions for improvement in quality, improving artisan productivity, supply chain management and marketing of KVIC products. The Deans and faculty members from Marketing Area at NITIE also participated in the deliberations.
NITIE Mumbai looks forward to work closely with Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
MOU was signed between NITIE and Procter & Gamble Home Products Pvt Ltd., today. The MOU aims to leverage the NITIE’s knowledge, capabilities and infrastructure for research and development in the area of supply chain management.
NITIE and P&G are committed to pursue Joint research projects and we have identified few futuristic research topics along with exploring new practices in supply chain management. As part of the MOU, knowledge dissemination sessions are also planned to be organized with the focus on Equality and Inclusion for the Supply chain professionals.
We are looking forward to progress on this path through mutual sharing of knowledge and expertise for the benefit of our student and the company.
Prof Manoj Kumar Tiwari, Director, NITIE along with Team from NITIE and Mr Ankur Bhagat along with team from P&G participated and shared their views during the proceedings.
National Institute of Industrial Engineering is graced by the congratulatory message of Shri Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State in the Ministries of Education, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India for the launch of the ‘Global Online Certification Course on Supply Chain Digitization and Management’ with Prof. David Simchi-Levi (Director, Data Science Lab and Professor - Business and Supply Chain Analytics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA)
We extend heartfelt gratitude to Shri Sanjay Dhotre for his kind words.
To know about the Course - http://bit.ly/digitalscmcoursebynitie6
We are happy to share that MNIT Jaipur magazine named 'The Crescendo' has featured the exclusive interview of our Director Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari. In this conversation, He spoke about programs & admissions at NITIE, how these programs focusses specifically on engineers and how NITIE differentiates itself from other B-Schools.
Read the full interview at: https://pubhtml5.com/jnqn/mich
NITIE Mumbai was honoured to host student interaction session with Mr Shashi Kiran Shetty, Chairman BOG addressing the students of NITIE. The discussion was centred around
We look forward to achieve the milestones under the key guidance of our Honourable Chairman Mr Shetty.