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PRESS RELEASE Auro University in association with SAFIM organised Two-Day Workshop on “Management by Consciousness”
22nd July 2011, Surat, Gujarat, India: Auro University in association with
Shri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management (SAFIM) conducted Two day workshop in the series of Faculty Development Programs to be organized in concomitance with the continued commitment towards delivering world class integral education as well as high focus on continuous training and development of faculty members for enhanced teaching learning experience. The programme was inaugurated by the welcome address delivered by the Vice Chancellor and Provost Dr. Kamlesh Misra who reiterated his commitment towards sustained focus on progressive faculty and an on-going training and development process for the faculty members to enhance their teaching and learning orientation so as to maximize the teaching learning effectiveness. The programme was also graced by Mr. Suresh Mathur, COO, JHM Hotels. The workshop was managed by Prof. Saikat Sen, Director SAFIM (Shri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management) and Ms. Smita Gupta from Delhi. The two day workshop was a novel concept in management education to train the faculty members from the various domain areas of management so that they can impart the concept of integral education to the students. 'Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management' (SAFIM) is a centre of Excellence in Management, established by Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry. Institute strives for an integral approach to management, in all its multiple dimensions, based on a deeper vision of life. SAFIM is accredited by National foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) as “National Centre of Corporate Governance. The main objective of the workshop was to consciously activate the hidden potentialities of consciousness and manifest them in every activity of

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corporate life. The Topics were based on some pressing needs of the contemporary corporate world. But the approach was very different from the traditional workshops. The approach was “within outward” relying mainly on the inner powers of consciousness to bring the outer result. This workshop explored the deeper sources of every need, function and activity and sought to consciously fulfil the same in the outer activity. The two day workshop had various sessions focussed on but not limited to relevance of consciousness in today's business, concept of integral management, present scenario of management education in India, understanding consciousness and self, the power of understanding, and the power of action. The two day workshop was coordinated by Prof. (Dr.) Rana Singh and Prof. Jonaki Mahajan. All the registered participants were awarded certificates on the successful completion of the two day workshop. The workshop witnessed overwhelming response from the faculty members from the management fraternity from the various affiliated colleges and universities of Gujarat including various other participants from social sector as well apart from the in-house faculty members from School of Management and Entrepreneuship and School of Hospitality Management from Auro University. The University is committed to organize series of workshops, seminars, conferences and management development programmes to further the casuse of academics, research and enhanced integration and interaction of academics and corporate world.

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About Auro University: Auro University (established under Gujarat State Private University Act 2009) is a progressive centre for integral learning and leadership, where the mind, body and spirit are aligned and prepared to embark on a journey of lifelong enrichment for both the individual and the community. The programs offered at Auro University in the academic year 2011, Auro University will introduce 1.Master degree in Business Administration 2.Bachelor degree in Business Administration 3.Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. Link with University of South Carolina (USC): Auro University is in a technical support and assistance agreement with the University Of South Carolina (USC), Columbia, South Carolina, which is among the leading institutes of higher education in the United States of America and has to its credit a number of awards and accolades: Auro University is working closely with the School of Hospitality, Retail and Sports Management and the Darla Moore School of Business at USC in the areas of curriculum development, delivery mechanism, pedagogy, assessment, faculty training, and student exchange. The curriculum at Auro is constantly being upgraded in consultation with our academic partners at USC. Auro University is a progressive center for integral learning and leadership where the mind, body and spirit are aligned and prepared to embark on a journey of lifelong enrichment for both, the individual and the community. Our philosophy on education is driven by our mission of providing integral and transformational education to our students. We firmly believe that education

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must not be limited purely to academic learning. At Auro, our focus will be to develop all faculties of an individual to ensure holistic development. MENTAL EDUCATION to develop high levels of concentration, power of observation, analytical organization, decision-making skills, and, most importantly, faculties of creativity and intuition. VITAL EDUCATION for the development of one's character. Learning how to build and manage relationships and controlling emotions. The development of faculties for the appreciation of drama, music, arts, sports and the drive for self perfection as an individual. PHYSICAL EDUCATION for agility, strength, flexibility, team building and collaboration. SPIRITUAL EDUCATION for the growth of consciousness from a lower to higher level and for the development of deeper and larger values.

For Further Details, Please Contact: Mr. Sanjay Bhatnagar Registrar Auro University E-mail: sanjay@aurouniversity.edu.in Phone: 0261-4088100 /101 Mobile: 9099973062 http://www.aurouniversity.edu.in Mr. Kanishk Roy MARCOM Auro University E-mail: kanishk.roy@aurouniversity.edu.in Phone: 0261-4088100 /101 Mobile: 9958000159 http://www.aurouniversity.edu.in