Kites fly high in the sky at IIM Kashipur

It was a lazy Sunday morning at IIM Kashipur. People pulled themselves up from the bed and crawled to the mess before 10 am lest they miss the breakfast. I was no different. On reaching the Mess I saw some artistic paperwork in the form of kites hanging from the roof. The colorful papers had the word “X-KITEment” written on it. I got to know that it was supposed to be an event organized by some students who are aspiring to be in the Sports Committee of IIM Kashipur.

The first thought that came to my mind was that the event was not for me because it had something to do with the KITES. I come from the part of the country (North East) where Kite flying is not very popular. But I could sense the excitement among the other people who were very keen to participate in the event. No matter how rigorous the days become for the students at IIM Kashipur they always capitalize on the opportunities available to have some fun.

It was 3PM. The stage was set. The lazy Sunday was not lazy anymore. People thronged the amphitheater in large numbers. Students from both PGP1 and PGP2 participated in the event. Team X-KITEment had everything covered. The arrangements were perfect. There were kites of different designs and colors. And there was music as well. Even the weather God was kind to the team as it was a bright sunny day, unlike the previous rainy days. The people who were fond of kite flying loved the event. According to them, it was very unique. People like me who had no prior experience of kite flying also tried their hands on the art. The members of the team have to be applauded for taking the pain of teaching us the art of kite flying. There was also a game of “Tug of war” between the PGP 1 and PGP 2 students which was won by the PGP 2 students. There was also some Gujrati flavor in the event with the people grooving to some Garba music at the end.

The event was a success. It proved to be the perfect stress buster for the students. The team “X-KITEment” has proved some serious credentials to be the part of the Sports Committee.

 

This article is written by Tapan Deka, PGP 2018-20, IIM Kashipur

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IIM Kashipur through EX-Placecommer Lens

Two years back, I was equally excited about the WAT/PI results. Rounds of discussions were going about new IIMs & comparisons were done with very little knowledge about them.

Fortunately I received call from only one institute and that was IIM Kashipur!! With career change (Technical to Management) as a motive and faith on ‘IIM’ tag I joined IIM Kashipur. If you had asked me at that time, would I be proud alumnus of IIM Kashipur, my answer would have been NO. But today, I sat down to write this article feeling proud & happy and eager to contribute to my alma matter in whatever way I can.

Okay, coming to the substance, I was part of one of the important committee at IIM Kashipur i.e Placement Committee. On a lighter note, if you are a placecommer, you are bound to get a feel of ruling party 😉

My senior (2nd batch of IIM Kashipur) were 40 in strength and from no where, it got three folded and the strength of my batch was 127 [300% increase]. Yes, from 40 to 127. But then b-school life and arrangements by the Institute management helped us in settling down quickly.

Given my nature and eager to take up responsibilities, I joined (recruited actually) placecomm team. And what we have achieved as a team today, is like a dream come true. Internship for my batch were completed in record time and top companies started noticing us by end of 1st year.

The real challenge was target of 127 final placements. We as a team kept a monthly target and achieved it almost every time. The momentum picked up in January and continued till convocation. All this was possible because of the environment in which we were. We had the belief of achieveing the maximum always and the no. of final placement process which took place at our campus for my  batch was more than 80, yes , 80. One should back himself / herself to get placement out of these many processes.

Apart from placements, I would suggest to take a look at the faculties, electives offered, infrastructure, faculty – student ratio, Independent campus (Out of new IIMs , only ours have independent campus and in a year time, campus should be functioning permanently) and Kashipur as a place. By being in Kashipur and inspite of rigrous schedule & placecomm stuffs, I did end up covering Nainital, Rishikesh, Almora, Chopta, Shimla, Manali, Mussorie, Auli – scenice beauties all were.

I was fortunate to be associated closely with the flagship event “Leadership Conclave” of IIM Kashipur, wherein, we invited around 50 corporate senior leaders and on one occasion, I shared the dias for a discussion on “CSR”. It is these kind of moments that shape you and your career. And at IIM Kashipur, in its growth stage, the initial batches are the foundation pillars and one who decides to join will have plenty of opportunites at bay to develop themselves and also to showcase their skills and start contributing to the Institute.

In a nut shell, 18-20 months at Indian Institute of Management Kashipur will provide you an excellent education, atmosphere and facilitate your progress for a great career by end of the course.

(Senthil Kumar P, Alumnus PGP2013-15 batch, currently working as Asst, Manager –  Strategy & Planning at Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Chennai.
https://in.linkedin.com/pub/senthil-kumar-p/3b/956/581
Senthil.pgp2013@iimkashipur.ac.in)

Lit Fest 2015

Can’t Stop Reading – The Lit Club of IIM Kashipur organised Lit Fest 2015, It was an opportunity to rejuvenate in an evening filled with Guest Author interactions, Poetic wars and a recitation competition.
The Chief Guest was Mr. Anupam Sinha, creator of the famous Raj Comics superhero Super Commando Dhruva. The Guest author was Mr. Chandra Shekhar Verma from Lucknow.Also the event witnessed the participartion of Poets-
Dr. Rahul Awasthi, renowned poet from Bareilly
Mr. Hamid Reza Mohsin, poet from Aligarh
Dr. Manoj Arya, famous poet from Kashipur
Mr. Murshid Nomani, poet from Aligarh
Ms. Gauri Mishra “Kaajal” from Haldwani
Mr. Sayeed Pratapgarhi from Aligarh

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Agnitraya 2015

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.

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IIM Kashipur represented in Youth Exchange Program in China

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Pratik,Gaokar, II Year PGP Student represented IIM Kashipur as a delegate to China, as part of Youth Exchange Program of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, GOI, from 25th November to 3rd December. “We were in all a hundred member youth delegation, for 8 days to learn Chinese Culture, heritage, values and their economic development”, said Pratik.

This delegation, selected by the Ministry of youth affairs had youth from different diverse background such as National Service Scheme (NSS), Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK), AIMS, Sports, Journalists, National Youth Awardees, IITs, NITs, and IIMs. Among the IIMs only 5 IIMs had been selected, including one in Kashipur, after IIM Ahmedabad, Kozhikode, Shillong, and Udaipur.

After an orientation at the Chinese Embassy in India, the delegation visited Beijing, Shandong and Shanghai besides many culturally rich, heritage places, and those of economically and industrial importance.

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“Getting to know the Chinese civilization and its evolution, the only continuing civilization along with the Indian one, was an amazing experience. There was a language barrier with the local Chinese, but that did not stop them from helping us whenever we required”, added Pratik.

KPL: A grand ending to a grand finale

Its time! The show has ended but the fireworks are a proof of the entertainment it provided. Sports Committee successfully hosted another thrilling edition of Kashipur Premier league and it was the Royal Shuttlers who carved their way to the ultimate glory. The team owned by Anurag Sharma of PGP2014-16 batch, managed to win 2 out of its 3 final stages matches with a decent margin to claim the trophy. The team didn’t have any of the top seeds but still managed to come out on the top.

This is what the team owner had to say, “We always believed that we could win and everyone worked very hard and gave their 100%. It’s a great moment for all us, everyone is delighted. Hopefully we’ll come back and do the same next year”

Agarwal Tsunami finished at first runner up while The devious drunkards finished third. Hitesh Ram from the devious drunkards was announced as the player of the tournament.

Here are some pictures of the action and the winning team.

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IIM Kashipur celebrates Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (National Unity Day)

Indian Institute of Management Kashipur celebrated the spirit of Unity on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary of the ‘Iron Man of India’, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

In the morning the faculty, students and staff alike took an unity pledge to preserve and promote the unity and integrity of this great nation. In the evening there was a Run/Walk for Unity from IIM Kashipur current campus to IIM Kashipur new campus followed by an insightful and energetic #DebateCompetition on the theme ‘National Safety, Security and Unity’

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