Dec 29, 2008

Milestones of the year gone by…

Fuelled by ambition and driven by initiative, the year gone by has been truly eventful to say the least. This year was marked by a series of “firsts” – competitions, seminars as well as full fledged festivals. Though each day at IITK has something new to offer in terms of education and experience we bring to you a brief snapshot of the more prominent events which have shaped the past year:


1. " Consilium 08" – a consulting conclave was organized for the first time with a view to provide a sneak peek into what it takes to take up consulting as a career. With industry veterans gracing the stage with a number of talks covering a whole range of topics related to consulting, this two day conclave was a huge success among students.

2) " Finatics 08" was another first of its kind, designed to give the finance enthusiasts of MBA, IIT Kanpur a stage to test their mettle.

3) " Al meet 08" , was organized with a view to bridge the gap between the alumni and the current students and to forge a mutually beneficial relationship between them.

4) An IITK MBA blog was started to give a running account of what makes us tick and what makes us stand apart!

5) Megabucks which has been a regular feature of our academic calendar was again a resounding success.

6) The IME department which offers the MBA course is all set to move into a state of the art building funded by alumni of the college. The construction is already under way and moving at a fast pace.

This is just a miniscule of the activities that take place in the campus, activities which constantly educate as well as motivate the students of MBA, IITK. It is the dedicated hardwork and effort of the vibrant student community that has helped the MBA program offered by IITK to scale unprecedented heights and in the relatively short span of its existence attain an independent standing as well as recognition. A testimony to the position of IITK MBA is the latest pagalguy ranking which has ranked us 3rd among all the IITs.

Anamika
MBA Class of 2010


Sep 11, 2008

iDeas – The international business plan competition.



iDeas – The international business plan competition.

Stalwarts from IITs, IIMs, XLRI, Stanford, Purdue, National University Singapore to name a few, more than 400 teams vying for the one coveted spot ,industry representatives sharing the wealth of their experience, cash prizes exceeding 3 lakhs up for grabs! A heady mix of all this and much more makes up iDeas – the international business plan competition. The motivating factor behind the event is the belief that entrepreneurship is something that cannot be inculcated through formal education or training, it’s something that is driven by the passion to succeed and the mental ability to risk it all for the sake of a belief. The future belongs to the entrepreneurs and iDeas was conceptualized with a view to foster that very entrepreneurial streak in students, and it has come a long way to become the single largest platform for budding entrepreneurs to test their mettle against the best in the country.

The event takes place in three phases, wherein firstly the executive summary is submitted by the teams, following which they are screened and mentors assigned to the selected teams. After fine tuning of the business plan with the help of the mentors the final Business plan presentation is done and the winner team is declared. The rigorous screening at every level ensures that only the best of the best get to the topmost level and the combined team effort cumulates into a final thrilling presentation session to finally decide upon the one idea that will be turned into a real business venture.

This year the event was kick started with the Launching ceremony held on the 7th of September. The guest speakers for the occasion were Rohit Nalwade - CEO and co-founder of Consumer Vision
Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bhavin Turakhia - CEO and chairman of Directi and Shashank Dixit - founder of DeskEra, Inc., and co-founder and CEO of Krawler Networks.

The signature energy and zeal of a successful entrepreneur was evident in their interaction with the audience.The one on one interaction with people who actually had the will in them to go out in the field and play hard was an enriching experience for the jam packed hall. Other than renouncing the commonly held belief that entrepreneurship is all about making money, the speakers elucidated the qualities required to be successful in one. The budding entrepreneurs were treated to a generous helping of real life experiences and stories of the speakers.

The event is truly a melting pot of ideas - ideas that are encouraged and nurtured by industry bigwigs, ideas that are simple yet are nothing short of pure genius, ideas that exemplify the out of the box thinking process and most importantly Ideas that have the potential to make it big. The stage is set – let the onslaught of ideas begin!

Anamika Tiwari
MBA Class of 2010
IIT Kanpur, India.

Jul 30, 2008

Consilium'08: The Consulting Conclave

MBA batch under the aegis of Department of IME is going to organize the annual consulting conclave of IIT Kanpur, Consilium’08. The objective of this event is to create a platform where confluence of leading professionals from consultancy and vast student community can take place. As consultancy has become one of the most preferred career choice for IITians , Consilium'08 will provide them the opportunity to learn about the nunaces of consultancy in various domains. From a humble start, it has been envisaged that Consilium will become the platform in coming years where representatives from across the spectrum of consultancy will share their knowledge, experience and insight with students.

The event has generated enthusiasm among all sections of IITK students and students from other major B-Schools who are also expected to participate. Case solving competition is one of the attraction of Consilium '08 in which winners shall get certificates and attractive cash prizes. Apart from case study contest, lecture series on current hot topics in consulting and panel discussion form part of Consilium ’08.

The event will be held on 9th and 10th August 2008. The conclave would feature the following events:
  • Lecture Series from Industry and Academia on ‘Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Consulting’.
  • Panel discussion: ‘Merger & Acquisition’.Consulting
  • Case Presentation.
  • Consulting Case Competition for Students

Some of the companies to have confirmed participation in the event include TCS, Satyam, IDFC, IL & FS, Bristlecone etc. A couple more companies are likely to confirm their participation in the conclave. Finer details are available on the website. The topics of the lecture series encompass several issues ranging from role of consulting in manufacturing to consulting for retailing and rural marketing. Especially with sectors like retail beginning to grow at a rapid pace in our country, the lecture promises to provide interesting insights into these issues.

Consilium ’08 is poised to provide its audience a rich learning experience.

Further details on the conclave are available on Consiliun'08 Website

Discuss about the conclave by joining Consilium'08 community on Orkut


Apr 14, 2008

Al-Meet 2008 'Lamhe'


Let's share some experience......

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'Prof.' and 'Alumni' sharing their experiences


Informal Interaction..................


'Guests' in their own 'home'.............


Some Light moments at MT....Local Chai Shop


See, I can make it better.....


And the Party Begins..................


Dinner Party in Progress...........


MBA Class with a difference............


We Are Back.............


And the College Journey begins again .........


On air strip....


Smile Please.....


When Experience Speaks.............


Oh Yaar, those old days, I miss them ........


When "Guru" Meets................


The Champs..........


When "Experience" meets the "Pinnacle of success"
Our Professor.....Ex CEO.