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