Having fun with management

Synectics Fest

Having fun with management

The students with their CSR models.

Last week, the MBA Department of Kristu Jayanti College organised a two-day inter-collegiate management festival called Synectics-2010.

Synectics is aimed at providing a platform for MBA students to showcase their talents in various functional and allied areas of management such as finance, marketing, human resource and corporate social responsibility. The theme of the event was ‘sustainable development’ and emphasis was on inclusive growth of the nation.

The two-day festival was hugely attended by the students of various MBA colleges, competing with each other on various parameters. The first day had students from various colleges competing for the title of Best Manager.

This was a two-day event, where the students were assigned as CEOs and were judged through various rounds such as product case study, aptitude, mock-press conference among others.

Pryanshu from AIT, said, “The events are very well-organised and are different from those I have attended earlier. It has been stressful competing since morning but it’s also very informative.”

The other events for the day were Best Management team, which saw four members from different backgrounds fighting for the title. “The HR round in the event was totally new and really innovative,” said Jane from Dayananda Sagar Institute of Management & Technology.

CSR had people presenting their solutions to a new industry being set up in a village. Usha from MBG College said, “The CSR quiz was very tough and so was the presentation. But I am having fun nonetheless.”

But the event that everyone was really looking forward to was the Media Conclave. “Everyone has created a lot of hype around it,” said Manish from EPCET. Based on the topic, India’s approach is always Ad-hoc, the event saw Syed Sultan Ahmed, Shashi Mudappa, Rajdeep Manwani, John Bosco Abraham and Prem Koshy having a heated discussion over the pros and cons of India’s way of dealing with problems.

The discussion took an interesting turn when education in the country and even farming practices were brought up.

The conclave ended with a question and answer round, where students took up the microphones and quizzed everyone on stage, especially Syed Ahmed, who stood out as the crowd favourite.

The second day saw the continuation of Best Manager, Caption Play and Business Quiz. There were also three subject events called HR, marketing and finance. Dayananda Sagar Institute of Management and Technology was announced as the winner and Garden City College and M P Birla Institute of Management, were the runners-up.

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