Tarkash 2013, a national-level postgraduate management fest, was recently organised by IBS Business School.
It included an interesting theme and a platform to explore ideas and share knowledge.
The programme started with the lighting of the lamp and a Ganesh Vandana. This was followed by a dance by the college students, speeches, a flash mob and singing.
The students had a chance to mingle with one another and come together to conceive and execute their business ideas, in the areas of finance, marketing, operations, information technology, human resource and corporate social responsibility.
They also conducted a business quiz.
What really made the fest different was its theme — ‘Pirates’. “Just like pirates plan, manage, analyse, and take decisions strategically when on a voyage, the participants from different B-schools had to employ various strategies to stay ahead of their
opponents,” says Prashant Rajawat, one of the organisers.
The events were unique and interactive, and gave a true reflection of the corporate world and the challenges one could face in it.
The tasks given to the participants were designed to test the knowledge, skills, attitude, and decision-making abilities of the participants.
Akshita Jain, a student of Jain University who took part in the ‘Best Manager’ event, says, “The rounds at the fest were practical and gave us a good idea of the challenges one could face while working. At most fests, the activities either turn out to be too
practical or too theoretical — but this was the perfect blend of both.”
Akshita adds, “In one of the activities, students had to earn money by themselves — without a mobile phone or any starting capital. Most of the students either washed cars or helped with loading goods into vehicles. The experience was truly awesome.”
Randhir Kumar Shah, a student from SIBM, says, “All of the rounds were very innovative. The students were tested on their managerial skills, as well as how they handled stress while working. The rounds were very tactical and not just theoretical. They also assessed the ability to work as a team.”
The valedictory ceremony of the fest, ‘Fountain of Youth’, celebrated the talents of students from various B-schools, who showcased it in the form of dance, singing and stand-up comedy.