Jan 20, 2012

The Admission Season...

Of late it has been in fashion to exaggerate about the chilling cold of IIT Kanpur and believe me they are not wrong. We witnessed a few completely foggy winter days. The dancing fog in and around the hostel lobbies reminded us of Harry Potter’s foggy school... but all this could not restrict us from enjoying the weather...sometimes played football even in 20-30 metre visibility.

But,here, we don’t want to talk about the winter season. we want to talk about another season: The Admission season.
The admission season is back again... candidates are curious as to which college they would end up getting a seat in. The years of preparation is at stake... emotions are pigmented in colours of nervousness, eagerness and uncertainty... queries are galore just to sense whiff of success from one’s dream college... all suffice to make us nostalgic about our very own “season” last year...
IIT Kanpur has also tightened its belt to welcome the new members in its fold. IITs, as is known to all by now, are accepting CAT score for admission into their MBA program. IIT Kanpur has set its own criteria for admission. The distinguishing point is that a cap in terms of 10th, 12th and graduation marks has been introduced. Girl candidates have been encouraged for admission by waving off their application fee (we do appreciate this step! ;))

We here at IIT Kanpur have been trying to answer the queries of candidates at various fora namely Pagalguy.com, Facebook etc. We do encourage the candidates to ask any query regarding admission. We try our best to answer them to the best of our knowledge, as quickly as possible.
Despite many changes have been alluded by our faculty members at different fora regarding the kind of candidates (in terms of experience and past academic record) they are looking for, it’s still to be seen which “breed” of candidates carries the prestigious legacy.
I, on behalf of MBA- 2013 and PR & Media team, wish all the luck to the candidates and hope that they get what they deserve.
Hoping to see u here!


Contributed by:

Hitendra Kumar
PR and Media Cell
MBA, 2013

Jan 10, 2012

Workshop On Stock Market Analysis

Business Club organized a workshop on Stock Market Analysis on 7th and 8th January. The workshop was conducted by professionals from Stock Market Institute, Bangalore. The idea behind the workshop was to bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical scenarios of stock market and other financial aspects. The workshop covered the basics of stock analysis and the fundamental and technical analysis of stocks.

Before discussing the technicalities of the subject, the speaker mentioned that stock markets are all about handling emotions. Further he talked about the role of various participants involved in the process ranging from SEBI, Brokers and Clearing houses. The cycle of stock market was then explained which comprises various stages such as Euphoria, Skepticism, Pessimism etc. Beginning the discussion on fundamental analysis, the speaker highlighted the top down and bottom up approaches. The overall objective in fundamental analysis is to evaluate the strength of the company by means of financial statements, financial metrics and business trends. The relevance of valuation ratios such as P/E ratio and Earnings per share was emphasized upon.

On technical analysis front, the audience was introduced to the concepts of Japanese candlestick formation. Apart from several other concepts, most importantly, the audience was given a number of valuable trading and investing tips from the experts. The students had an opportunity to experience real time trading which enabled them to apply the learnt concepts. The two day session concluded with a panel discussion and freewheeling queries from the audience.


Report prepared by:

Alok Jain
MBA Batch of 2013
PR & Media Cell