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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

High Voltage Distribution System


Title: High Voltage Distribution System
Authors: Surbhi Jain , A K Tiwari
ISBN: 978-93-82395-98-0
Language: English
First Edition: June, 2015
Binding: Hard Cover

Human Resource Management (HRM) in Service Sector



Title: Human Resource Management (HRM) in Service Sector
Author: Dr. Abhijaat Sahu, Dr. A K Tiwari
ISBN: 978-93-82395-95-9
Language: English
First Edition: June, 2015
Binding: Hard Cover

Immediate Challenges in the Hill Areas of Manipur: Education, Economy, Social, and Political Realities


Title: Immediate Challenges in the Hill Areas of Manipur: Education, Economy, Social, and Political Realities
Editor: Dr Ng. Ngalengnam
ISBN: 978-93-82395-99-7
Language: English
First Edition: June, 2015
Binding: Hard Cover


About the Book:
The main objectives of this book “Immediate Challenges in the Hill Areas of Manipur: Education, Economy, Social, and Political realities are to find out what actually are the current problems in the hills Areas of Manipur and its possible ways to the solution. Finding out the topic, we considered these perspectives to be the most burning issues of the tribal societies of Manipur today. In fact, India is a democratic country, having all ideal objectives of liberty, freedom, secularism and equality of all. It is the largest democracy in the world. Manipur is one of its parts and it is visualized as a cooperative common wealth. As per 2011 census, the population of Manipur is 27, 21,756, out of which 10, 96, 532 is the population of the Hills. The Hills are inhabited by more than 35 officially recognised tribes. Though small the land, the problems being faced by its inhabitants on various issues are incomparable with the problems being faced by the people of other parts of the country. According to a report of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), out of the 650 plus districts in the country, almost 250 districts are terror prone due to social, economic and education inequalities. The hill districts in Manipur are not exception to it. 

About the Editor:
Dr. Ng. Ngalengnam, a Tangkul Naga tribe from Tongou, Ukhrul District Manipur is teaching as Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus Manipur. He completed his Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) in 2006, from Manipur University. He started his teaching career as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Pettigrew College, Ukhrul, Government of Manipur. Later in the year 2009, he joined in Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus Manipur.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Microfinance and Self Help Groups: A Non Financial Perspective

Title: Microfinance and Self Help Groups: A Non Financial Perspective
Author: Pandya Viral
ISBN: 978-93-82395-91-1
Language: English
Category: Management
First Edition: January, 2015
Binding: Hard Cover


About the Book:

Globally, poverty eradication has always been a priority in the agendas of the policy makers and development specialists. ‘Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger’ is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals set by United Nations. A large number of government and non-governmental organizations and international funding agencies have started many flagship programs to eradicate poverty using various strategies and instruments. Microfinance is one of the mechanisms by which the opportunity is provided to poor people who have been deprived from formal banking and have potential to uplift their vulnerable life. The mechanism gives poor people a boost to have own small scale economic activity that will help them to break the vicious circle of poverty.

Today, microfinance has been accepted as one of the very effective tools for poverty eradication. The tool works with different mechanisms in various countries depending on related socio economic parameters.  In India, among various models of credit delivery, Self Help Group is the most widely used mechanism. Majority of government, non-government agencies and banks have adopted the SHG model for their microfinance program. However, it is important to note that providing assistance in terms of credit to poor through accepted mechanism will not merely bring success. The core of microfinance is not to earn profit but to eradicate poverty. Hence, primarily it becomes very essential to ensure that the main objective of poverty alleviation has been attained and at the same time the system remains sustainable enough as an ongoing process instead of one time success and then perish.  To evaluate the impact of microfinance, various assessment tools have been developed. Similarly different methodologies have been adopted to measure the financial viability of delivery mechanisms including Self Help Group. However, it is observed that majority of analysis regarding sustainability of SHGs have been focusing upon only financial parameters of the mechanism. Very little focus has been given to equally important parameter that is non financial aspects. No doubt, financial viability is crucial for the success of microfinance delivery model but at the same time, non financial aspects, like organizational dynamics, especially - structure, framework and group attributes play very crucial role in sustainability of SHGs.

As the study of microfinance from various dimensions is still emerging and it has been observed that there is limited research carried out to understand non financial aspects responsible for sustainable development of SHGs in India. Therefore, the chief objective behind the study was to understand and analyze parameters responsible for sustainable development of SHGs.

The study has focused on two important factors: increasing importance of microfinance in today’s developmental agenda in government efforts and the dearth of literature of non financial sustainable aspects of SHGs in India. In the present study SHGs have been selected from various NGOs and government flagship programs as representative sample from all the ten talukas of Ahmedabad district. Primary data have been collected with the help of structured questionnaire by using non-probability sampling method. Total 316 respondents have been selected on the basis of judgmental sampling. The data has been duly compiled and analyzed with the help of descriptive and inferential statistics, independent sample t test and factor analysis.

The results of the analysis indicate that overall, the SHGs promoted by NGOs and government programs are relatively sustainable. However incorporation of some important aspects like cultivating & promoting habit of income generating activities and emphasis on systematic marketing activities in support will help the sector to generate the desirable benefits.

Training Acceptability & Effectiveness of Employees

Title: Training Acceptability & Effectiveness of Employees
Author: A K Tiwari, Neha Kandhari 
ISBN: 978-93-82395-92-8
Language: English
Category: Management
First Edition: January, 2015
Binding: Hard Cover

SCADA Implementation and Automation of Sub-Stations

Title: SCADA Implementation and Automation of Sub-Stations
Author: Dr A K Tiwari, Dipti Thakre 
ISBN: 978-93-82395-94-2
Language: English
Category: Electrical Engineering
First Edition: January, 2016
Binding: Hard Cover

About the book :

The Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is the heart of Distribution Management System (DMS) architecture. A Distribution SCADA system’s primary function is in support of distribution operations telemetry, alarming, event recording, and remote control of field equipment.The real-time data collected by the SCADA system is provided to the planning engineers for inclusion in the radial distribution line studies. As the distribution system continues to grow, the utility makes annual investments to improve the electric distribution system to maintain adequate facilities to meet the increasing load requirements.The use of the real-time data permits the planning engineers to optimize the annual capital expenditures required to meet the growing needs of the electric distribution system.The challenging issues for SCADA systems and projects today are not the same as they were a few years ago. Today, there is much more importance placed on integration, use of new communication and network technologies, access to information by more users, and other purposes. The book deals with challenging issues in SCADA implementation and substation automation. The book also presents in details the cost benefit analysis of SCADA. A separate discussion on improvement of distribution system reliability is also addressed in the book.

Sales Force Performance: The Impact of Incentive Payment Motivation Strategy


Title: Sales Force Performance: The Impact of Incentive Payment Motivation Strategy
Author: Dr Rakhi Bhattacharjee, Dr. A K Tiwari 
ISBN: 978-93-82395-96-6
Language: English
Category: Management
First Edition: January, 2015
Binding: Hard Cover

About the Book:
One of the most difficult tasks a sales manager faces is the motivation of a sales force. The diverse challenges of modern selling make this especially true. Salespeople may be scattered across a large geographical area; they may offer a broad product line to several diverse markets; their selling jobs are often technical and highly competitive; they may be part of a multifaceted sales team; and their expenses often represent a large portion of the company's marketing budget. Furthermore, many companies now have international sales forces whose composition adds even more complexity to the motivation challenge. Because salespeople's needs change as they move through the various stages of their careers, sales incentives and compensation must be adapted. 

Geographic Information System (GIS): Distribution System Load Flow Study


Title: Geographic Information System (GIS): Distribution System Load Flow Study
Author: Dr A K Tiwari, Poorva Gupta
ISBN: 978-93-82395-93-5
Language: English
Category: Electrical Engineering
First Edition: January, 2016
Binding: Hard Cover

About the Book:

The use of GIS in power system has greatly enhanced the efficiency in energy sector.   Analysis such as load flow, network planning, conductor reconfiguration, selection of outage areas, optimum path finding, the profile analysis, and the cost estimation can all be done using GIS. Electric utilities are realizing the benefits of GIS technology in the management of facilities for engineering, construction operations, and maintenance and services purposes. Problems of planning in distribution system can be solved by using GIS methods and specific techniques.For maximum value,  GIS should become an integrated application at the utility. Many business processes or systems are impacted by and dependent upon a reliable GIS, including field design or staking, outage management systems (OMS), outage management prediction, line personnel maps, system planning, electric system modeling, inventory systems, asset accounting, and others. This book presents GIS application in load flow analysis of electrical distribution sector. The practical case study and data are presented. The book also explain features of  GIS software.