Indian Institute of Management Kashipur welcomed Mr. Vikram Sampat, Vice President, Reliance Industries limited. The topic of discussion was ‘Driving excellence in refining & petrochemicals and India’s energy challenges’. Mr. Sampat discussed the deamand trends over the past century and different types of petrochemicals produced by Reliance Industry and their market share. He also shared his valuable expereince from the industry.
Agnitraya’15 – the annual management-sports-cultural festival of IIM Kashipur witnessed major participation from top B-schools around the country. The management events were conducted in association with major corporate houses like Eureka Forbes, Infosys Consulting, Hewlett Packard (HP) and Muktai Realities. The Parivartan club, in tandem with the project funded by the World Bank on environment Assessment Capability in South Asia, conducted a case-writing competition on environment related issues.
The management case study competitions included Consilio, Operatius and Markaholic conducted by the Consulting and strategy Club, Operations Club and Marketing Club of IIM Kashipur respectively. Apart from management events, Sports events were also conducted where teams across the country competed against each other in Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Futsal, Carrom and Chess. Debate Competition and Jam sessions were also conducted by the literary club, where participants challenged each other intellectually to compete for exciting prizes.
One of the most refreshing events conducted was the stage play, where the audience were thrilled to see live performances by students. It was followed by the screening of a movie by the film society of IIM Kashipur. The second day concluded with a live band performance by Fariyaad Fusion at night. The major colleges that participated in the second day of festival were IIM Bangalore, FMS Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, JBIMS Mumbai, IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, IIM Raipur and IMT.
Kashipur- 17th January, 2015: Manthan- the annual finance summit was hosted by IIM Kashipur on 17th January, 2015. This year the themes were “High frequency trading- regulation and challenges, growth challenges in BSE, Valuation of e-retail learning and risk management for 21st century”. The bigwigs of the industry graced the campus with their presence so as to share their experiences in the market. The speakers of the occasion were
1. Ms. Rana Usman, Sr. Asst. Vice President, National Stock Exchange
2. Mr. Nayan Mehta, Chief Financial Officer, Bombay Stock Exchange
3. Mr. Anuj Jain, Associate Director, Ernst & Young
4. Mr. Alpesh Porwal, Sr. Vice President & Head- Retail SBI Capital Securities Ltd.
5. Mr. Mohit Kabra, Chief Financial Officer, MakeMyTrip
6. Mr. Satish Kottakota, Chief Financial Officer, Call Health Services Pvt. Ltd.
The event started with the lighting of the lamp by the guests. Thereafter the event kick started with Ms. Rana Usman’s keynote speech and a presentation on ‘Use of algorithms in high frequency trading’. The second keynote speaker for the day was Mr. Nayan Mehta. His young and enthusiastic demeanor was welcomed by the students; he further elaborated the challenges in handling one of the oldest stock exchanges in the world; BSE. Thereafter there was a panel discussion involving Mr. Anuj Jain, Mr. Satish Kottakota, Mr. Alpesh Porwal with Prof. K.N. Badhani of IIM Kashipur as the moderator. The topic of the discussion was “Risk management for 21st century managers”. During the discussion, the panel discussed the growing significance of the understanding of risk profiles of various securities for managers. Finally,there was a keynote speech by Mr. Mohit Kabra (CFO, Makemytrip) who is seen as the posterboy of India’s new age entrepreneurship. He shared his enormous experience in the industry while he was working with companies like PepsiCo, Colgate and Kohler amongst many others. He talked about the sustainability of e-commerce valuation of retail learnings. The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Prof. Kunal of IIM Kashipur.