BUDGET 2018 – Teaser for “ACHHE DIN”


The Government at the centre came up with a motto of “Achhe Din”, ensuring that they will try and put emphasis on generating an improved environment. Each year before the financial budget is presented; the Finance minister is met with a Catch-22 situation. He is challenged with a choice either to go for a populist budget or to take a risk.

Big Questions to be answered on Monday.

  • In what way this year’s upcoming budget will match with the expectancy level of a “common man”?

  • Will this financial budget be bent towards the risk taking and experimentation?

  • The Government makes a populist announcement

The Impact Factor:

  • We may either put our emphasis on what’s not being thru and criticize.

  • Align all our opinions and judgmentally measure the inferences.

    All steps taken should for the common goal – development of every individual, the society and the economy in totality.

About Surat

Textile capital of India and Diamond capital of the world

Surat the commercial capital of the state of Gujarat, is one of the fastest growing cities in India with a population in 2010 nearly the double of that in 2001. By 2020 it is estimated that Surat will be the largest city in Gujarat state. The city has been ranked 36th in the list of world’s largest cities, and is the ninth largest city in India. Surat is the textile capital of India and the diamond capital of the world – 92% of the world’s diamonds are cut and polished in Surat.

Surat is home to a number of institutions of higher education in streams like engineering, science, medicine, arts and vocational fields. The famous Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Institute of Technology (ranked among the top five NIT’s in India) is located in Surat. Surat Metropolitan Region is widely regarded as one of the cleanest Metropolitan Regions in the country with the city proper being the third cleanest city in India.

City Snapshot

Location: About 300 kilometers north of Mumbai and 273 km south of Ahmedabad; situated on the left bank of the Tapti River (Tapi).

Climate: A tropical monsoon climate, moderated strongly by the Arabian Sea. The summer begins in early March and lasts till June with average temperature of about 30°C. The monsoons last from end-June to end-September with the temperature averaging at 28°C. October and November see the retreat of the monsoon.

Hottest months: April and May

Coolest months: December to February (with average temperatures of around 22°C, and a little rain)

Cuisine: Surat is known for its Surti cuisine, which includes perennial favorites such as ‘Ghari’ (a type of sweet), Locho, Undhiyu, Rasaawala Khaman, and Surti Chinese. Unlike cuisines in other parts of Gujarat, Surti cuisine is quite spicy. Roadside kiosks, called ‘laaris’ or ‘rekdis’, are quite popular in Surat. In the cooler winter months, Surtis converge at river Tapi’s banks to eat Ponk, a roasted cereal that is available only in this part of the world.

Festivals: All major Indian festivals are celebrated in Surat. Navratri, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi are celebrated with great enthusiasm. The kite-flying festival of Uttarayan, which falls on Makar Sankranti -14 January – is very popular in the city. It is also well known for the celebration of Chandi Padvo, which usually occurs around October and is a holiday unique to Surat.

Transport and Connectivity: The city is connected to the national railway system through the Western Railways connecting it to Mumbai and beyond to the south as well as New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and other cities to the north. The Golden Quadrilateral highway system will pass through Surat at its expected completion. At present the city is connected to the National Highway 8 through a 16 km connector highway. National Highway 8 corridor is one of the most industrially developed area in the country and Surat is one of the most industrially active cities that connect to it.

Eligibility & Selection

Selection Procedure
Applications will be shortlisted based on:

  • Past academic credentials.
  • Valid score on either the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET) conducted by Government of Gujarat OR Management Aptitude Test (MAT) conducted by the All India Management Association OR Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by IIMs OR Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAT) OR XAT conducted by XLRI OR Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Completion of Application Form, including Statement of Purpose.
  • Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3 0r 10+2+4) from a recognized University / Institute in India or abroad, with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Student expecting their results by July 2015 may also apply for provisional admission subject to the fact that their aggregate score in Bachelor Degree Examination shall be a minimum of 50% marks.

The AURO Advantage

AURO’s unique curriculum is focused on:

Unlocking highest potential
Each course requires students to complete real life experiential learning in addition to the theoretical foundations of the subject matter. Students are encouraged to think, question and participate in academic debate in a setting that promotes peer learning.

Real time knowledge
The curriculum for each course is up-to-date and reflects present day workplace scenarios, challenges and expectations, supported by contemporary research findings and case studies.

Experiential learning
Strong partnerships with businesses, especially in the service sector in India and abroad, provide a hands-on learning experience to all students. Regular guest lectures by experts from industry as well as workshops, live projects, and industry visits help students relate theory to practice in real life situations.

Progressive faculty
Qualified and experienced national and international faculty, who promote innovative teaching methods supported by cutting edge technology.