Learning outside the classroom

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Learning outside  the classroom

IFIM B-School hosted its annual national-level management and cultural fest Naman 2013 recently.

Linked to the theme of ‘Indian civilisation’, the fest paid tribute to the world of management professionalism, social responsibility and Indian culture in general. It was conducted over two days and witnessed a plethora of rich cultural events blended with innovative competitions in the arena of management studies.

Students from the management fraternity participated in great numbers. Some of the participating colleges were CMS B-School, Christ University, Vanguard B-School, Loyola (Chennai), Mount Carmel College, Indus Business Academy and Alliance University to name a few.

After a formal inaugural ceremony, a series of management competitions pertaining to marketing, advertisement, finance, human resources and operations were held, which tested the professional quotient of the budding management honchos.
Chanakya Vara Prabandika, the competition that crowned the ‘Best Manager’ and British Rajya Varttapati, which entitled the ‘Best Entrepreneur’, saw the students engage in fierce competition to prove their mettle.

The fashion show, titled Navyata Pradarzana, saw students of different colleges flaunt the latest trends on the ramp and the fashionistas from CMS B-School were awarded the first prize. Jagghya, the dance competition, saw heavy participation and regardless of the end result, the participants and onlookers alike cheered on the students on stage. Alliance University secured the first place in the dance event and were, in fact, the overall winners of the fest.

Ananya Pattanaik, who participated in the fest, says, “I thoroughly enjoy participating in fests because there is a lot to learn apart from the fun quotient. It gives me confidence and instills a competitive spirit in me. We also get to apply the concepts we learn in class and make the best use of our creativity. Naman was a superb journey in terms of all of these factors.”

The fest organisers say they learned a lot from putting it together. “The fest was a great experience in terms of learning about different management events. Organising an event and being a part of it from the beginning teaches you a lot of different things. It equips us with skills other than what we learn in the classroom. It was a fun and enriching experience,” says Priyank Gautam, one of the organisers.  

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