SDM University

A Padma Vibhushan awardee who has been enriching the society over 5 decades, Poojya Shri D Veerendra Heggade has been splendidly-serving as SDM University’s Chancellor. Under his exemplary leadership, SDM University has established a firm footing in the educational realm. The SDM Educational Society, led by Poojya Shri Heggade, yearns to enhance the quality of education in Karnataka. With over 55 educational institutes under its banner, the Society works tirelessly to offer flagship programmes across its many topranking academic as well as professional institutions in various disciplines including Medicine, Engineering, Law, Social Sciences, Management, and Ayurveda.

SETTING HIGH BENCHMARKS

As an institution, SDM University has undoubtedly set the bar high in terms of creating an environment conducive to learning for its students. Its exceptionally skilled and affable teaching faculty facilitates the process of teachinglearning as well as training and evaluation. The state-of-the-art infrastructure and availability of a plethora of resources have enhanced the quality of the campus experience. Practical training is aided by an abundance of clinical material made available to the students.

WORLD-CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE

It furnishes a realistic experience for students with superior infrastructure of over 1,200 beds in its parent teaching hospital. It also has qualified personnel with experience in stem cell isolation, in-vitro culture and maintenance. Its constant intent has been the provision of affordable education and healthcare to the students.

An up-to-the-minute library, hygienic food service, contemporary accommodation, recreational classes, clubs and other amenities are the jewels in its heavily embellished crown. No wonder the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) conferred SDM University with the 1st stage certification for teaching in medical hospitals.

CHERISHING VALUES

SDM University aspires to constantly polish the intellect of its scholars and simultaneously set a benchmark in its pedagogical journey. The amalgamation of ancient wisdom and modern science at this noble institution has empowered it to cherish ingenuity and individuality. Through its crème de la crème faculty, it creates an enriching educational voyage filled with trust, love and spirituality for the students.

WELL-DESERVED MERIT

SDM University has achieved 1st Rank in ‘All-India Emerging Private Universities’ category. In the IIRF 2020 Ranking, it has achieved the 12th rank in ‘All India Emerging Private Universities’ category. The FWA Industry Academia Conclave conferred it with the title of ‘Best Emerging University for Medical Research 2021.’ In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, SDM University and SDM Hospital collaboratively delivered service to society through its ‘Corona Warriors.’

Shiva Group

In the last 34 years of its existence, Shiva Group has built a strong reputation in domestic and international markets, and emerged as the most favoured manufacturer and exporter of plasticizers and petrochemicals in Asia. This year it has achieved 75 Million plus USD topline and is all set to go and grow even further. The company is also proud of the innovations done related to new production techs, environmental care, alternative products and the creative solutions that it offers. Shiva Group envisions making available more possibilities by providing customizedchemical solutions to companies without compromising on the safety, quality, environment, and communities in which they operate. Founded in 1987 by Mr. Shiv Kumar, the company’s initial production capacity amounted to 400 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) at their first unit in Bahadurgarh, Haryana. Later, it made quick progress and increased its production capacity to 900 MTPA by 1989. During the period from 1992 to 1996, it focused on establishing a new plant and undertaking expansions at Panna, Madhya Pradesh. This resulted in a significant increase in the total capacity and it rose to 6,000 MTPA. In 2001, a new unit was established at Rajpura, Punjab, with a capacity of 7,200 MTPA. With this unit, Shiva Group became the first chemicals company in India to adopt environment-friendly techniques of manufacturing. In 2003, its total capacity increased to 18,200 MTPA. 2011 saw the Group establish a new unit in the state of Andhra Pradesh with a production capacity of 750 metric tonnes per month, thus resulting in a total capacity of 20,400 MTPA. In 2013, Shiva Group forayed into the export markets, and expanded the unit at Rajpura, Punjab, to a production capacity of 1200 metric tonnes per month. In 2018, after the establishment of a brand new unit at Dahej, Gujarat, the group reached an installed capacity of a whopping 60,000 metric tonnes per annum. During these years, its customer-centric approach has kept its clients satisfied. Customization, onschedule deliveries, competitive prices & its environmentally sustainable production process have facilitated its growth.

ENSURING TOP-NOTCH QUALITY

Committed to providing top quality products, Shiva Group carries out strict quality control procedures for it. Raw material also undergoes a thorough quality check to ensure excellence right at the very first step of the production process. Standard laboratory checks, constant troubleshooting, timely upgrades of technology, and an in-house research and development facility are all part of the Shiva Group’s Certified Quality Management Systems. It was awarded the Star Export House Certification by the Government of India in 2015. Shiva Group’s policy of ‘Best Quality Material at Lowest Possible Prices,’ has cemented its reputation as one of the best in the business. Apart from India, it has footprints in Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, KSA, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine, US and Vietnam.

Meenakshi Academy

Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, also referred to as MAHER, is one of India’s top educational institutions. It is a deemed to be university, run by a public charitable education trust and is currently spearheaded by Thiru. A.N. Radhakrishnan, an academician and visionary leader.

The excellent quality of courses is what sets MAHER apart from other institutions. The institute currently offers medical, dental, nursing, and allied health sciences programmes. It is featured on the list of top hundred universities in India, according to the NIRF ranking in 2019.

SHARP FOCUS ON LEARNING

MAHER ensures a faculty to student ratio of 1:8, which enables the teachers to provide a high level of attention to the students. Due to this practice of providing personalized attention to each student and their learning, the institute continues to attract some of the best students from the country and around the globe. The reputation of the institute is such that the best academicians also choose to join as members of the faculty.

Students are able to utilise the stateof-the-art labs at MAHER and gain practical experience at the in-house hospital, which has 1,100 beds and 14 fully functioning operation theatres. The hospital is equipped to take care of complex cases that require surgery and emergency care. Students who have graduated from the institution have so far comfortably transitioned into promising careers and evolved into responsible citizens.

INNOVATING EXCELLENCE

Research and innovation are given a lot of importance at MAHER. Its students and faculty are jointly involved in these ventures. It is considered one of the best institutes in the health sciences discipline due to its focus on these two pillars of learning. The institute has registered over 130 patents in only a few years’ time. MAHER has established three central research laboratories and several research projects are currently being undertaken by the students and faculty here. These projects are funded by DST, DBT, and ICMR. The institution has registered over a thousand publications, 30 normal patents, 20 designed patents, 50 copyrights, and more than 40 textbooks with ISBN.

The research conducted here has been acknowledged by national institutions such as NAAC, NIRF, and UGC. MAHER also provides other allied health support services to patients. The hospital has received NABH accreditation and in addition to routine medicine, offers telemedicine, yoga medicine, music therapy, and travel medicine. There is also a separate section of the hospital dedicated solely to transgender patients.

A well-stocked library, with over 50,000 books along with the latest editions of national and international scientific e-journals, caters to the varied requirements of the students.

The institute successfully offers twenty-one smoothly run courses and houses a very large student community including both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

GM Modular

Established in the year 2002, GM Modular is a leading switches and home automation company in India. Founded by Mr. Jayanth Jain and Mr. Ramesh Jain with six core values of innovation, integrity, passion, customer focus, teamwork & safety. The brand resonates class, excellence and trust. The key to GM Modular’s success lies in extensive knowledge and understanding of the market. The brand is known for its innovative electrical solutions that give exclusivity to the user without compromising on the functionality.

INNOVATING EXCELLENCE

GM Modular is always on the go to build the next latest technology in electrical solutions. The company is very focused on investing in research. A strong Research & Development team, a dedicated and capable product design team and high grade machinery make it possible to produce the finest quality products for the company. The firm has introduced some revolutionary products like new generation switches, Wi-Fi switches, Home Automation, LED lights, Fans, Bluetooth music players, Wires & cables, Pipes & fittings and much more, all with the common agenda of giving the best of design and comfort in every home. It is through this constant innovation that GM has become the market leader in switches and home electrical accessories in India. Today, the company can boast of a manufacturing facility spread around 2.5 lakh square feet with the latest and top-of-the-notch machinery. No wonder it calls some of the biggest names of the industry as its clients including Ajmera builders, Delta Realty, Globe Group, Future Group, Western Railway, Della Adventure and many more.

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND

The brand is mindful towards the environment as well. It invests in eco-friendly raw materials, minimum wastage and promotes sustainability at every step. It also actively participates in social missions and empowers local communities by promoting local initiatives. Recently, it launched Mission Sahayata – an initiative to support the electrician partners during the time of pandemic. With this mission, GM successfully delivered 1 month of groceries to over 15,000 households in Mumbai, Kochi and Kozhikode. In addition, GM contributed over INR 1 crore to PM CARES fund, INR 11 Lakhs to Maharashtra CM Relief Fund and various other organisations to fight the battle against COVID-19. It has also been associated with ‘Mission Zindagi’ – a nationwide COVID relief initiative to help people with regular updates with respect to availability of hospitals, oxygen cylinders, doctor on call, immunity kit, etc.

GARNERING RECOGNITION

GM Modular has witnessed tremendous growth across regions and has penetrated new markets within India and internationally across Africa, Middle East and Europe. It was awarded ‘Brand of the Year’ Award in the Electrical Solutions Category at the 4th Realty Plus Interiors & Exterior Conclave and Awards 2020. You can experience any of the GM products through 6,000 stores and 14 exclusive showrooms spread across India.

Dangote Cement

Aliko Dangote started Dangote Cement in 1981 as a trading business that initially only focused on importation of bagged cement and commodities such as rice, sugar, flour & salt. Under Mr. Dangote’s able leadership it grew from a small setup to being the largest cement producer in the subSaharan Africa. Not only that, he made his way into the Forbes World’s Billionaires List. Mr. Dangote, with his hard work & determination became Africa’s richest man & made his company one of the most enviable brands in the entire sub-continent.

GRABBING THE OPPORTUNITY

During a trip to Brazil to study the emerging manufacturing sector, Mr. Dangote was convinced to make a transition from trading-based business to a fully integrated manufacturing operation. There was a clear gap for a manufacturing entity at the time in the market which he sought to fill. This was the beginning of the ambitious dream to become Africa’s leading cement producer. The Group embarked on an ambitious construction programme, initially focused on the construction of flour mills, a sugar refinery & a pasta factory. In 2000 it acquired the Benue Cement Company Plc from the Nigerian government & in 2003 commissioned the Obajana Cement Plant; the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa.

BUILDING ON STRONG VALUES

Dangote Cement is high on values and ethics. The company’s leadership devised 7 sustainability pillars in 2017 that dictate how the company should function to attain the best possible results and so that every segment benefits. These pillars were drafted with a mandate “operationalise sustainability”. It was a vow to imbibe sustainability in every part of the business. The 7 ethos, as they are referred to internally, cut across all aspects of business. Some key values that form majority of these ethos include imbibed at all levels of the firm include – selling high-quality products at affordable prices; strong governance; having cost-effective, modern production; ensuring teamwork, integrity, inclusion & meritocracy within the firm. The final sustainability pillar addresses the environment. It states that the firm shall optimize energy efficiency, water usage & emission control so as to address climate change.

GIVING BACK TO SOCIETY

Dangote Cement is also known to be forerunner in philanthropy. Mr. Dangote founded his private charitable foundation in 1994. The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) is dedicated to support health, education, and economic empowerment initiatives. It has grown to be the largest private foundation in sub-Saharan Africa. Dangote’s Foundation also partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2013 to eradicate polio & strengthen routine immunizations throughout the country. Recently, in August 2020, the entire African continent celebrated its official certification as free of wild polio. He is a name synonymous with hard work and ethical business standards. It is a company that stands for growth that takes everyone along with it. The leadership has ensured that when the firm progresses, the whole country prospers. With operations in 10 African countries, Dangote Cement has proven its allegiance to local communities. It is truly a name that has built its throne.

Deakin University

Deakin University uses digital technology efficiently to ensure a glitch-free and immersive experience in classroom as well as the distance education. The use of cuttingedge technological apparatus has been beneficial for both the teachers as well as the students, irrespective of their location. Deakin University recognizes the potential of technology in the coming times & takes a futuristic approach that focuses on an increasing use of dataenriched capabilities.

CREATING A POSITIVE IMPACT

A farsighted approach is what fuels the vision of Deakin moving towards greater success. Meticulous planning and strategy have been put in place to prepare the youth of the country to be futureready. The past two decades have been instrumental in benefiting over 13,000 Indian students and providing them with the means to learn the right skills and get jobs that enable them to become a valuable part of the global community. The research & innovation funded by the university address community-related issues such as health, use of smart technology, establishing a sustainable environment, and propelling cultural identities.

The University offers trans-disciplinary & multi-disciplinary courses that address the five important themes. All the endeavors supported by the university lay emphasis on advancing society, culture, and economy, building safe & secure communities, improving overall health and well-being, & building a sustainable world.

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED RESEARCH

Universally acknowledged for its breakthrough researches on global social, economic, and scientific issues, Deakin University has earned name for its top-notch research quality and standards. An astounding 89% of its researches have been rated as brilliant by the Excellence in Research for Australia. With an adroit workforce and, an international network with a great outreach, Deakin University wishes to achieve the three I’s: Institution, Industry and Impact. It aims to widen the scope of research and innovate in various areas.

MAKING INROADS INTO THE FUTURE

The Deakin India Research Initiative (DIRI) was established in 2010 with an aim to bridge the gap between industry and academia. The initiative facilitates working with a supervisor and placement of PhD students with a partner in India. Through this model, Deakin has forged some of the most synergistic collaborations in India. TERI Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TDNBC) is one such ultramodern facility for research on using nanotechnology to solve issues such as food security and water availability in agriculture. It has collaborated with Tata Power and General Electric Company to develop and promote the use of sustainable energy. Similarly, Deakin’s partnership with Madras Diabetes Research Foundation is aimed at offering affordable healthcare options for diabetes. Deakin IIT Madras Centre of Excellence, Education and Research in Sport, and Centre for Social Enterprise are its other important collaborations.

Anil Mantra Logistix

Anil Mantra Logistix has earned a reputable position in the logistics industry for offering all-inclusive logistics services, coupled with strong ethics, values, governance, and operational excellence. The company offers air imports and exports services, ocean imports and exports services, as well as door-to-door services.

One of the most important areas for the company’s growth is air chartering. The logistics firm can air charter anything from India to anywhere in the world, as well as arrange door-to-door delivery in most locations. Even though door-todoor services were only recently added to their scope of services, the company has established a strong customer base worldwide who avail its services on DDU (Delivered Duty Unpaid) and DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) terms regardless of the destination/port in India.

Heavy lift freight, odd-dimensional cargo, and remote site installation services are also available through Anil Mantra Logistix’s forwarding and delivery services. The company has successfully completed a few of these project shipments to the United States and some remote locations in India. Its team is capable and experienced in handling project cargoes flawlessly.

What more, it also handles custom clearances for its customers. It has a team of trained professionals who are capable of managing all types of commodity documentation. It provides warehouses/ transit warehouses as per the needs and requirements of its customers on demand.

SPREADING WINGS OVERSEAS

Anil Mantra Logistics currently has a strong presence in Kazakhstan and Russia under the banner of Anil Mantra SMPoint. To serve the CIS countries most efficiently with its long-standing logistics experience, Anil Mantra Logistix launched its flagship store Anil Mantra SMPoint in 2018. The flagship company primarily serves Kazakhstan through a combination of road, rail, air, and sea. In January 2021, the company also announced the opening of its Russia office under the flagship of Anil Mantra SMPoint.

INNOVATIVE TRENDS

To gain a competitive advantage, Anil Mantra Logistix believes in keeping up with the ever-changing market trends. Keeping in mind the trending innovations and needs, the company incorporated Anil Mantra Tradex Pvt. Ltd. in the year 2009 to cater to the needs of customers primarily in the areas of corporate gifting, home décor, and exclusive stand-alone décor items.

OFFERING BESPOKE SERVICES

Anil Mantra Logistix takes pride in providing customers with high-quality services that are tailored to their specific needs. Whether its sea freight, airfreight, or exports to third countries, the company strives to provide timely and reliable logistics and supply chain services through a single point of contact to improve their responsiveness to clients. It has long been known for its expertise in air freight. Because of its longstanding business partnerships, almost all airlines offer the company priority on bookings. From its end, the organization ensures timely upliftments and daily updates to its customers. Whether it’s regular freight or express cargo, on-time delivery is guaranteed.

Manoj Reinsurance Brokers Ltd.

Owned by an industry expert, Manoj Reinsurance Brokers Ltd. has been progressing because of strong leadership and the efforts of its learned and dedicated team members. Owing to the valuable experience Mr. Manoj earned in his earlier roles at audit firms in India and 18 years in Bahrain as insurance/ reinsurance broker, the company has been making great strides. After working as a reinsurance broker for nearly 10 years, he established his brand in DIFC, Dubai. In 2020, he established Manoj Reinsurance Brokers Ltd, which is catching up with the industry and looking up with optimism to present its best to the world.

VALUING VALUES

Mr. Manoj believes in encouraging the young professionals and calls for investing in skill development and hiring freshers. As an experienced professional, he advises that clarity, discipline, and passion should be the most valued virtues while setting on the journey of professional growth. Managing oneself with a clear vision combined with hard work and smartness are the key takeaways from his life. He believes that a right attitude and a great gratitude can be instrumental in going from strength to strength. He feels every goal can be achieved simply by implementing these aspects and being patient as success is not an overnight occurrence.

CRUCIAL STEPS AMIDST THE PANDEMIC

Despite the fact that many organizations got shut down because of the pandemicled economic downfall, Manoj Reinsurance Brokers, managed to stay afloat and support its employees financially. The times have been tough for all sectors, yet the firm chose to hold its chin up, passing on the confidence to its employees as well. The company has been busy boosting the morale of its skilled teams by giving them bonuses and gifts throughout the year.

Some of the employees have also been rewarded with increased package, which has come as a big relief in the trying times. Moreover, the teams have received a unique New Year gift in the form of a life insurance program wherein the employee is the independent owner of the life insurance, and the company pays the premiums as long as they are working with them. Even when the employee leaves the company, they can continue the plan on their own, without any increase in the premiums. (Generally, companies give employees life insurance under the companies group cover, and it will get terminated when the employee leaves). Moreover, the firm has dedicated 5% of their annual profits for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), as a mandatory item in their yearly budgets.

EXPANDING HORIZONS

With ambitious expansion plans, Manoj Reinsurance Brokers, is working zealously to set up regional offices in Asia, Middle East, and Africa. The strategies are in line with the firm’s goal to gain a strong foothold in the Middle Eastern, Asian, and African markets by 2030. With its customercentric values & principles, the firm aims to become an ideal for its competitors as well as supporters. With the industry veterans as its guiding light, Manoj Reinsurance Brokers, is anticipated to emerge as the most preferred partner for insurance companies on their reinsurance needs.

Banque Misr

Banque Misr is among the world’s most trusted and successful financial institutions, providing the fastest and most efficient services to customers. A pioneer of Islamic Banking, it is the first Egyptian bank to establish branches for conducting Islamic banking transactions (Kenana) throughout the Arab Republic of Egypt. It has the largest network of branches in Egypt, together with a global presence in the UAE, Lebanon, France, Germany, China, Russia, South Korea (Seoul) and Italy (Milan). Banque Misr has set a plan, which entails expanding our global outreach to include Somalia “Mogadishu”, Kenya “Nairobi” and some other African countries.

FOCUSED ON NATION BUILDING

Banque Misr has been working efficiently towards driving a positive change in the nation. It offers a dynamic suite of investment banking & advisory services to microfinance projects in multiple sectors such as agriculture, livestock, poultry, fisheries & transportation. It is also the preferred financial ally of top commercial service providers, liberal professions & medical, clinical & pharmaceutical industries – among others. It supports environment-friendly activities & projects for clean energy transformation (natural gas). It also operates 8 funds & deals with the largest fund & portfolio management companies. It provides developmentoriented and profitable investment & funding opportunities to customers & strives for excellence in customer service. Schemes like “Nilepreneurs” encourage promising young entrepreneurs to adopt innovative ideas and contribute towards nation-building. The Bank has partnered with the Ministry of Local Development to launch “Mashrouak” initiative and to finance small & micro enterprises via the ‘one-window’ initiative throughout Egypt. Banque Misr Foundation for Community Development (BMFCD) is a catalyst for effective CSR.

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY

Banque Misr takes the lead in providing state-of-the-art digital services, being the first bank to supply the Chatbot service with artificial intelligence technology. It also introduced QR code technology for electronic payments, updated BM mobile, and Internet banking service (BM online), in addition to BM Wallet.

WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION

It achieved an advanced ranking on the list of best 1000 banks from The Banker magazine – “Financial Times”; and several awards from Global Brands magazine as follows: “Best Retail Banking Brand–Egypt 2020”; Best Customer-Centric Banking Brand – Egypt 2020” & “Best Corporate Banking Brand – Egypt” for 2019 & 2020. This is in addition to “Banking Brand of the Year –Egypt” from Global Banking & Finance Review; “Innovative Digital Bank of the Year – MENA 2020” from The European magazine”; “Most Innovative Bank – Egypt 2021” from International Investor magazine; “Most Innovative Digital Bank – Egypt 2020” & “Fastest Growing Banking Transactions Bank – Egypt 2020” from The Global Economics. It also received “Best Regional Bank of the Year” award for the Belt & Road Initiative 2020” for the third consecutive year from Asia Money–Euro Money.

Al-Shaheen Technical Contracting Company

Al-Shaheen caters to different sectors like Power, Oil, Gas as well as Industrial and Housing sector. It undertakes and executes civil and general construction work, electrical, mechanical works and trading.

Apart from being a renowned interior solutions and rental equipment provider, the firm is also involved in manpower supply services to companies.Through its services, the company has always aimed at providing the best solutions and has ensured quality outcomes for its clients. Its civil division has specialized in building projects for the government as well as the private sector including MEW substations, control rooms, process and utility stations.

Apart from its civil and mechanical expertise, the company has carved a niche for itself in outstanding electromechanical, HVAC and instrumentation works. From providing end-to-end electrical installation to taking care of the maintenance and project management requirements, its adept team oversees every detail. Al-Shaheen’s previous projects in Interior Design and Space Planning have been beautifully executed and completed. It provides end-to-end solutions including assessing client requirements and following it up with detailed data collection. It offers competitive prices and ensures the completion of the projects well within the stipulated timeline, which gives the organization an edge over its competitors.

GOALS AND STRATEGIES

After successfully establishing itself in the region, Al-Shaheen’s management aims to scale greater heights in the future. The company is looking forward to growing and expanding the business. By developing and strengthening the bond with its client companies, AlShaheen is keeping its focus on working with integrity and is setting the ground for future prospects with new clients as well. Besides, the robust body of work that the company has built in the last 10 years speaks volumes about its efficiency and adeptness.

Al-Shaheen’s strategies revolve around its core values and exceptional services, the adherence to which has led the organization as well as its clients towards profitability. To provide assistance to the best of its capabilities and exceed client expectations has been its vision since its establishment. The mission of the organization is to offer remarkable resources and facilities with the help of advanced technology and innovation.

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Over the last few years, Al-Shaheen has established its presence as an upcoming and efficient privately-owned contracting companies as well as sub-contracting and industrial service providers in the country. Al-Shaheen’s efforts, to deliver only the best, have been recognized and rewarded at various platforms.

It was selected for the International Star of Leadership in Quality Award, Paris, in the year 2011. This award was given in recognition of its commitment to quality, leadership, innovation and technology. Many awards have followed ever since and many are on the anvil for this growing firm.