June 12, 2015: Spider, a new mobile application that has been developed by IIMK students to act as a communication
bridge between the Ernakulam Rural Police and the Public, will be launched at Aluva on 13th March 2015 (Saturday) by the Hon'ble Minister for Home and Vigilance, Shri. Ramesh Chennithala.
The mobile application would be
available on android platform. One of the key features of this application is that the users can report the incidence of crime or violations of law by a single touch of a smart phone. The report would automatically contain the
information of the location of the user. The application also has provisions to add photographs, as evidence, if the users wish to do so. Another key feature of the application is that there is an option for checking the status of
the petitions online by entering the appropriate petition number. Users are also aided with emergency contact information of the Ernakulam Rural Police, which they can dial on a single touch. They can see important rules regarding
traffic fines, regulations etc. in the application. Ernakulam Rural Police can reach the public with notifications and news items through this application, as well.
The application was developed as a part of the Social
Development Project (SDP) of the Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP) of Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK). The project team was led by the Ernakulam Rural SP, Mr. Yathish Chandra GH IPS. It was mentored by Prof.
Satish Krishnan of IIMK. Prof. Anubha Shekhar Sinha and Prof. Priya Nair Rajeev of IIMK are the coordinators of the SDP program. The team consisted of students of EPGP 2013-2015 batch of IIMK Kochi Campus viz. Antony TM, Banarji B,
Geo Joe Mathew, Nirmal Sajo Thomas and Renjith Viswanath.
Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, (IIM-K) has always treaded a different course than most management schools in the way it values, encourages and embraces
the principles of gender equity, social inclusion and greater social relevance in its curriculum and pedagogy. In line with these, IIMK has a course on engaging with the social sector namely, Social Development Project (SDP). SDP
offers a platform for management students to deploy their theoretical learning of various streams of management viz. strategy, operations, marketing, finance and HR in solving practical problems on live projects in the social
About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management
Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Program in Management, Executive PG Programs, Management Development
Programs and Faculty Development Programs. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education.
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