The fun side of academics

The fun side of academics

the empire

The fun side of academics

The campus of Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies recently came alive with activity and enthusiasm, as the students conducted an inter-collegiate commerce and management fest called ‘The Empire’.

   It was organised by the department of commerce and management of the college and turned out to be quite a success. Although the events that were held as part of the fest definitely inclined towards academics, the students still managed to have a great time.

   The event was spread over two days and witnessed a fairly good participation —
approximately 150 students from different institutes across the City attended and tried their hand at the various competitions.

Pranav, a second-year student who was part of the organising team, explains that they did everything they could to ensure that the fest was well-attended.

   “We put up a website and updated it frequently. Besides that, the ten volunteers as part of the team visited nearly 100 colleges and invited the students there,” he says.
A total of seven events were held as part of the fest, each of which was loosely based on the management fundas the students had picked up in class.

These included ‘the entrepreneur’, where students had to pit their wits against one another to see who had the most entrepreneurial bent of mind; the ever-popular ‘best manager’, which had a lot of participation’ and a marketing-related event that many students were keen to try out.

In addition to this were ‘HR’, ‘finance’ and ‘best accountant’, which saw some stiff competition. The seventh and final event was the business quiz, in which students battled it out to prove that their theoretical knowledge was the best.

Different colleges from across the City took part and some of them managed to snag prizes — the students from Alliance University really shone as they grabbed the first prize in both ‘the entrepreneur’ and ‘best manager’.

The representing team from Kristu Jayanti College stole the show in ‘marketing’ and Acharya Institute of Management Sciences came first in ‘best accountant’. The students of Alliance University once more proved themselves in ‘finance’ and Kristu Jayanti College in the business quiz. Because of their stellar performance in the different competitions, Alliance University won the overall championship.

The icing on the cake for the students who participated in ‘HR’, ‘marketing’ and
‘finance’ was that the winners got a wonderful opportunity — they received internship
offers from two esteemed organisations. Pranav explains that this was done in a bid to give ‘The Empire’ an edge over the run-of-the-mill management fests frequently held
in the City. “It’s tough to get internships but we provided students with that chance.

   Besides that, the overall winners also won tickets to a popular amusement park,”
he shares.

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