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Prabandhan 2010 - Day 2 Highlights

Day 2 of Prabandhan had the same infectious dose of enthusiasm in all the students and participants of the events to be held on the final day of the Annual Management Conclave. The students and participants were all set to get their creative juices flowing as the final round of Saudagar : The Marketing Extravaganza got underway. The final 5 contestants were presented with a challenging marketing assignment which required them to make a marketing presentation for a varied product range. The product range sprung quite a few surprises on the contestants and left them gasping for breath as the clock ticked by.
The teams had to present their marketing strategy to the elite panel of judges comprising IIT Kanpur faculty. The audience were regaled with some entertaining and innovative marketing by the participants who then had to face some grilling by the judges. The competition was tough but the deserving winners were Dextrous Dou from SIMSR and runners-up were IITK’s very own PSR team.

Before the dust could settle at the end of Saudagar, the audience and participants were treated to a brain numbing Word Jumble on a variety of subjects such as marketing, finance, economics. Finding the right word in a jumble proved to be as tough as finding the right answer to a question in the exam. The winner for this event was Aayush Jain closely followed by Paridhi Mutreja at second place.
The afternoon session had a very informative and indepth lecture on Energy Conservation by Mr. Srinu Babu Matta, Divisional Manager (Engg. Services), Tata Motors. More details on that will be soon provided in the subsequent post.

The interactive and extremely informative session was concluded with a few interactive questions and Dr. S.C Misra gave the vote of thanks to signal the conclusion of the event. His concluding words summed up the endeavour of Prabandhan of raising questions about inclusive growth and sustainability issues and attempting to answer these tough questions through open debate with industry stalwarts. The vote of thanks signalled the end of Prabandhan though the actual finale was the online Treasure Hunt : Talaash which kept many avid enthusiasts from all over the country up till late at night searching for clues and exercising their grey matter.


Until the next year, Prabandhan is signing off with many memories, many long nights of toil mixed with many wonderful moments and many poignant questions to leave an indelible mark on all those who were involved in this Annual Management Conclave of IIT Kanpur.

Report Prepared By:
Nabarun Sengupta(nabarun@iitk.ac.in)

Published By:
PR & Media Cell, MBA-IIT Kanpur (prmba@iitk.ac.in)

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