Anurag Jain's Blog
Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Some events

1. DISHA: B-plan competition Website:
-----Original Message-----
From: Startup Club
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2003 4:25 PM
To: @FPM Students
Subject: DISHA: B-plan competition

Hi All,

A unique B-plan competition is being conducted by National Innovation Foundation.

Key Dates:

1] Deadline for initial registration is 11:59 pm, 25th September 2003.
2] Teams will be assigned innovations from database by 27th September
3] Final Submission 11:59 pm, 28th November 2003

Team StartUp

2. Next trek2clean trek - 27th Sept Saturday, World Tourism day!

Hi Guys,

Some more garbage collection! After having done a preliminary trek2clean trek to Shivagange in June, its time to get going on a much more larger and intense scale as such is the pollution (mainly plastic) over here.

For those who don't know, this place is about 60km from Bangalore, known for the Shivagange math, but is also famous as a trek route and a great spot for rock climbers. There is a big temple complex at the early part of the hill, then a long trek to a natural spring half way to the top, now part of a temple. Further up there is a long route (steep towards the end) to the top, where there is a huge 'Nandi' carved onto the peak.

Though the stretch seems quite clean initially, there is a lot lot of plastics as we go higher till the spring, and then there is another spot at the peak that is bad.

The plan is as below:

6.30 am Assemble at Victoria Statue, Cubbon Park (near Jewel de Paragon).

6.45 am Departure

8.15 am Reach Shivagange, breakfast time!

9.00 am Start the trek to clean.

12.30 am Break for lunch and some maasti!

3.00 pm Start cleaning again.

5.30 pm Start winding up.

6.00 pm Head back home.

7.45 pm Back at Victoria statue.

Costs should be within Rs. 175/-, the balance money will go into the trek2clean corpus. To confirm your participation, you have hand over an advance of Rs. 175/- advance to Sheila Castelino or one of the group members mentioned below by 23rd Sept Tuesday evening latest.

Breakfast, Lunch, juice breaks and energy packs will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing - tracks/ cargo pants, T shirts. Light colors would be ideal. Please wear sports shoes which are comfortable for long walks, but also good for climbing.

Please bring the following. It would be preferable to carry these items in a SMALL BACK PACK, so that your hands are free..

- 2 bottles of 2 liters of water. This is a must.
- cap - recommended, or maybe a bandana or something to protect you from the
- torch with batteries (good to carry for any trek).
- sun tan lotion - advisable
- gloves - advisable
- sun glasses -optional
- camera - optional

You will be handed a sack and a prong to collect garbage. We also have some other tools to help us. This is booze free trek.

Await your confirmations by return mail, by 23rd Sept (Tuesday) latest!
Please reply to:
Sheila Castelino - / 2272425 / extn 406
Arti Yadav - / 98440 14734
Sandeep Shetty - / 98454 48586
Rakesh Soman - / 98451 99202

You can liaise with one of them as to who you need to hand over the advance to. Please do not 'reply to all', thanks.

It will be nice you can post the attached notice about the trek on the notice board in your office / gym / dance class / apartment block / supermarket / college...etc, thanks! Please spread the word around and get as many people as you can to join in.


If any body needs to be removed from this mailing list, please let me know.

3. Xilinx Workshop


2003 Xilinx University Workshop

"Xilinx University Program" team (XUP) and CG-CoreEl Programmables in association with Mentor Graphics and IIT Bombay (under the Special Manpower Development Project of the Ministry of Information Technology) are organizing a two-day Professor's Workshop at IIT Bombay, on Sep 30th and October 1st, 2003.

It's always Xilinx mission to lead the industry with technological breakthroughs. By attending this 2-day workshop, you will learn the latest technology trends of FPGA, Xilinx latest development system (ISE5) and practical hands-on laboratories for educational purpose. You will also learn about the Xilinx Programmable Logic Flow from Mentor Graphics along with lab exercises. We are writing to invite you to join us for this event.

The SMDP Programme under which the workshop is being organized by IIT Bombay and CG-CoreEl is to promote VLSI education in the Universities and also in integrating state-of-the-art programmable logic technology into your curriculum.

There will be additional gifts, prizes and attractive discount packages announced by the Xilinx distributor, Insight-Memec and their resellers, which will be exclusively available for participants of this workshop.

Date & Time : Sep 30th and October 1st, 2003 (Tue & Wed) 09:00~17:30
Venue : F.C.Kohli Auditorium, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai
Date : Tuesday, 30th Sept, 2003

Section I/II/III: Introduction to Xilinx, Virtex-II and Spartan-II architectures, Introduction to Foundation ISE

? ISE Flows (Lab 1: ISE Flows)

? HDL Synthesis (Lab 2: HDL Synthesis)

? Reading Reports (Lab 4: Analyzing Rpts)

Date : Wednesday, 1st Oct, 2003

Session I : FPGA Advantage by Mentor Graphics

Section II/III Introduction to FPGA Design and XUP

? Mentor Graphics FPGA Advantage Lab

? State CAD (Lab 4: StateCAD)

? Global Constraints (Lab 1: Global Timing Constraints)

? FPGA Design Techniques

? HDL Bencher (Lab 5: HDL Bencher)

Since the workshop seating is limited, Registrations will be done on a First-Come-First-Served Basis. Registration fee for the workshop is Rs. 250 per participant for two days. It includes Tea/Coffee and Lunch during the breaks.

Submit your registration request today by sending a Demand Draft of Rs. 250/- in favour of 'CG-CoreEl Programmable Solutions Pvt. Ltd', Payable at Bangalore. Registrations will be confirmed only upon receipt of payment along with registration information in attached format.

Modes of Registration:

: Online at OR

: Fax the attached registration form to CG-CoreEl Office at 080-5528955, Attn: Ms. Priya Gururaj OR

: Email the registration details in the attached format to /

For information, please call: CG-CoreEl office at 080-5526775/6/7, Ms. Priya Gururaj or Mr. Veeresh

A Note on Accommodation: We request you to kindly make your own arrangements for Travel, Lodging and Boarding. However, we will provide limited accommodation, free of cost, on a twin sharing basis in the IIT Bombay staff hostels for the first 32 confirmed registrations strictly on a first come first serve basis.

Yours Sincerely,

Neeraj Varma

Business Manager


We at IIM Calcutta take pleasure in announcing our management paper presentation contest, SHASTRARTH 2003. (Please check our e-board)


1. Energy Security for India in the 21st century.
2. India's Economic Growth is More Stable than China: A Comparison.

1. Do financial instruments in Indian market provide enough opportunity
to manage financial risk?
2. Commodity derivatives and their future in India.

1. How should the Indian IT industry build global brands?
2. Is network marketing going to be the model for the new millennium?

1. Strategic responses to technological threats.
2. Managing strategic innovation and change.

1. Vertical Integration in the knowledge industry.
2. Strategic use of IT in Government organization.

All entries should be written in English with a maximum size of 3,000 words and must also include a 200-word synopsis. Three entries will be short-listed per stream and the authors will be invited to make a presentation at IIMC during Intaglio. The invited team members will be entitled to 3rd AC railway return fare from their respective cities to Calcutta.


The following prizes will be given for the two best papers in each stream as adjudged by the jury. First Prize: Rs. 12,000 Second Prize: Rs. 8,000


1. The papers must be submitted in MS Word, RTF or PDF formats to the following mailing address: , with the subject line as the stream which the paper addresses. Please include a cover page for the article, which does not count toward the word limit, and which contains the name and full contact details of the author(s). The same details should not be repeated elsewhere in the paper. There is no need to send a hardcopy of the entry. Please avoid sending multiple mails. Receipt of each entry will be confirmed, by email, within a few hours of receipt.

2. The maximum number of authors per entry is two. The same team cannot send more than one entry, though an author can be a part of many teams.

3. The submissions should be the original work of the author(s). The jury, which will be a mix of eminent personalities from the academia and the industry, will be looking for quality papers which merit wide attention and which add new analysis, perspective, judgments or ideas.

4. Entries must reach us by 6 p.m. (IST) on 21st September 2003. Any entries received after this date will not be eligible for entry into the competition.

5. The short listed teams will be intimated through email, by 30th September 2003, and the same details shall be available at the shastrarth website.

Important Dates

Last Date of receipt of the entries through e-mail: 21st September 2003 Declaration of shortlist of selected papers: 30th September 2003 Presentation at IIMC: 30th to 12th October 2003

For further queries please do contact us at
Team Shastrarth 2003

5. Subject: Quo Vadis'03 Paper Writnig and Presentation

To, The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

"Knowledge has surpassed machines and the stored value of money itself, as the driving force behind the world economy."

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is conducting Quo Vadis'03, its Flagship Paper Writing and Presentation Event, in November this year for students of business schools across the country.

The theme for the paper writing competition is

"Corporate Governance: A Tool for National and Global Competitiveness"

The competition will be held in two stages. In the first stage all the papers will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished judges. The authors of the best 6 papers will be invited to present the paper at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade New Delhi on the 15th of November 2003.

IIFT cordially invites "The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore" to participate in Quo Vadis'03. For Further Details look up or browse the Attached PDF file.


Pallavi Chari

(Student Coordinator) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade B-21 Qutab Institutional Area New Delhi 110063Dated: 11th September 2003

6. River Rafting, parasailing, paragliding

Hi Mr. Anurag Jain

I have pleasure in informing you that we will be conducting an exciting and thrilling aqua sport i.e. River Rafting in Cauvery River in Kanakapura Wild life Sanctuary. This place is around 100 Kms from Bangalore. Since we will be able to accommodate a maximum of 16 participants per batch, we would request you to kindly register your name immediately. In the meantime, I would request you to kindly the circular to your colleagues & friends.

Non-swimmers can take part in the rafting event because all the participants will be provided with life jackets
Dates of the Rafting programme:
20th, 21st , 27th & 28th ( Saturdays & Sundays )
Rs. 1,200/ - this includes

( 1 ) rafting equipment hire charges, guides fee and vehicle hire charges from the end point ( i.e. Galibore ) to the starting point ( Bhimeeshwari) - after completion of the rafting event, the participants will be brought back to the starting point through the forest in a jeep.
( 2 ) Travelling from Bangalore to the Starting point & back to Bangalore in a Chartered vehicle

Note - Optional - Food charges extra @ Rs. 250/- per person, which will be served by the Jungle Lodges & Resorts Ltd., which includes Lunch ( veg & non-veg ) , evening snacks & tea. However, the participants have the liberty of bringing their own food.

Tentative Schedule

Batch no
Dep from Bangalore
Return to Bangalore

7.00 am
6.00 pm

10.00 am
9.00 pm
Registration form

Name of the Applicant
No of Participants

Date of the Rafting programme
Preference I
Preference II
Batch no.

Preference - I
Preference - II
Contact Nos.
Mob no
Off no.
Res no.
E-mail Ids

Parasailing & Microlight flying events will be held on 21st & 28th Sept ( Sundays ) at Jakkur Aerodrome, Bangalore. For details, kindly go through our web.

Sheshadri S.K.
CARE ( Centre for Adventure and Rejuvenation of Environment )
126, Arora Business Centre, 111, Dickenson Road ( Near Manipal Centre) Bangalore - 560 052
Tel no. 5586627 & 5586337 - Mob: 98456 - 95350
E-mail - - Web:

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