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Prabandhan 2018 Event Report

The Department of Industrial Management and Engineering, IIT Kanpur hosted the 7th edition of prestigious annual management conclave, Prabandhan’18 organized by MBA students and ‘Maruti Suzuki- Way of Life!’ in association with powered by Business Standard, Insight Out, from 28th September’18 to 30th September’18. The three days comprising Prabandhan were a compilation of events ranging from fields of Marketing, HR, Finance, Analytics and Operations which provided a platform to students of numerous business schools to compete with each other in diverse fields. The days were also marked by the presence of industry bigwigs who helped guide students on manifolds of industry experiences. The event saw MBA IIT Kanpur partner with Human Capital Magazine asICRA Management Consulting Services and LHF as knowledge partners.


Day 1 (28th September 2018) The ball at IIT Kanpur was set rolling during the opening ceremony for Prabandhan 2018 by dignitaries from Maruti Suzuki India, Professor Amit Sh…
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